Monday, May 11, 2009

It's been a LONG time without any postings :-(

Here's a thank you card that I gave to Ron for my b-day gift.

Here is a card that I CASE'd from Beate ( I loved this card from when I first saw it on her blog. it's the whole reason I bought the stamp set.

Here is a Calendar that I made for my parents for their anniversary. I just wish I had a better picture of Ezequiel and I to put on it. :-(

This is the card that I made to give to Dan & Lindsey with the gift for their twins which are on the way. I have had the stamp set, By Ones & By Twos for quite awhile, but this was the first chance I got to make a card for twins. :-)

I made this card because I was super excited to use my new Bella Birds Designer Series paper and the Always stamp set which I just recently got. And I used the colors to complete the Color Challenge #214 on The colors were Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip. I LOVE this color combo.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Birthday Happiness

I made a big birthday card for my manager at work. I made a big card so everyone could sign it. Here is the card that I made. I used my pretties kit for the first time. I even used the technique of dying the flowers using my reinkers. :-)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trying to get things ready....

Since I haven't been working the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to get paperwork ready for the attorney. There are some things that need to be signed by Ezequiel & myself (still trying to figure out how I am going to do that since I will not be back in Canada until Valentine's Day). I am currently planning on going for interviews the end of April/beginning of May. And it should take about 2 months after the interviews before I will be moving up to Canada. I just hope that I am able to get a job in Edmonton. I told the attorney that I we would be willing to find something in British Columbia or Alberta. But, I can't stand the Calgary area, don't know why, I just like Edmonton alot better. The Vancouver area is nice, we went there back in October, but I still prefer Edmonton. So, hopefully I will be able to find a job there.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Birthday Present Box

After making the Origami box the other day, I have been very eager to make cute boxes. So, I checked out and found a tutorial for an A2 box. I used the tutorial to make a cute box to put Sherry's birthday present. I decided to use a stamp set that I had not used in quite a while, Crab & Company. I guess it is my ode to a stamp set that I really like since it is now retired. Here are some pictures of the cute box that I made for her present. I can't wait to give it to her this weekend.

Stamp set(s): Crab & Company (retired), Sandy Shells Wheel (retired)
Paper: Kraft CS, So Saffron CS, Real Red CS, Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, So Saffron, Real Red, More Mustard
Stampin' Write Markers: More Mustard, So Saffron, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponging, Ticket Corner punch

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rodeo card

I was able to use my new stamp set (Bronc Buster) to make a card. I guess it really isn't new since it is retired now. But, it is new to me. I decided to get it because it was at a discount and I got free shipping. YAY! Here is the card that I made.

Stamp Set(s): Bronc Buster (retired), Loads of Love Accessories, Starstruck
Paper: Blue Bayou CS (retired), Baja Breeze CS, Kraft CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Very Vanilla CS, Blue Bayou DSP (retired), Au Chocolate (retired)
Ink: Blue Bayou (retired), Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Cutter, Corner Rounder punch, Ticket Corner punch, Photo Corner punch, Small Tag punch, Large Tag punch, Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Origami Box

I saw an Origami Box on SCS and I knew that I had to try it out. Since, Valentine's Day (an my anniversary) are coming up, I thought that I would make a cute box to hold some candy, and give it to my hubby. Here is the link to where I found the directions I made a few changes but it is pretty much the same. Here are the pictures of the finished box.

Man, it has been a LONG time!!

I was making cards but wasn't always taking pictures and posting them. I just recently got home from spending 4 days in the hospital due to having Pneumonia, Bronchitis and the Flu all at once. It was very difficult to breathe and it they ran multiple blood cultures and tests to make sure that I didn't have anything else on top of the triad of illnesses. I am starting to feel better now. It still requires ALOT of energy to do the everyday stuff. I have a follow-up visit to my regular doctor in 4 days. And, I may be released to work the following week. It will be nice to get out among the human population again. :-)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Beate's WSC #61

I can't believe that it's already another Weekend Sketch Challenge. I really like this sketch because it is simple yet very unique. Here is the sketch for this weekend.

And here is the card that I made for the sketch. I pulled out some paper that I hadn't used in a LONG time to make this card. But I love the colors together.

Stamp Sets: All Year Round II (Retired), Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Always Artichoke CS, Sage Shadow CS, Whisper White CS, Wintergreen DSP (Retired)
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanksgiving Day

Well, today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. So, I decided to make a Thanksgiving Day card in celebration. I had never made a Thanksgiving Day card with my Thoroughly Thankful stamp set, so, I figured what better time than now. Here is the card I made:

Stamp Sets: Thoroughly Thankful, November (Clear Stamp Set)
Paper: Tangerine Tango CS, Always Artichoke CS, More Mustard CS, Close to Cocoa DSP (Retired), Very Vanilla CS, White Glossy Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Markers: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Garden Green
Accessories: Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware (Retired), Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Watercolor Wash (Check out Beate's tutorial on SCS)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Bags

Well, I saw a bag like this on Beate's blog. On her blog she made a cute Christmas bag. So, I decided I would give it a try for a Halloween bag. It took me a while to get the first one done because I was having problems. But now I am on a roll. I love these cute bags.

I hope you like them.

Beate's WSC #60

Well, I am actually getting my Weekend Sketch Challenge Card posted before 11AM (Sometimes I shock myself). Here is the sketch for this weekend.

Here is the card I made. I used the colors from the the most recent color challenge that was posted: Baja Breeze, Really Rust and Chocolate Chip. These colors are great for fall (even though it doesn't feel like fall yet, at least not here).

Stamp Set: September Clear Stamps, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Really Rust
Paper: Baja Breeze CS, Really Rust CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Very Vanilla CS
Accessories: Eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Sponging, Very Vanilla grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Dreams Du Jour

Ok, I love this stamp set and I love the new In Colors. I used Night of Navy with the Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze. I only bad thing about this stamp set is that I wish there were more stamps in it. :-)

Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Dreams du Jour
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy
Paper: Kiwi Kiss CS, Night of Navy CS, Baja Breeze CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Punch, Blender Pen, White Sheer Ribbon from Michael's, Paper Piercing, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sketch Challenge #59

I didn't know if I wanted to post this card because I still haven't decided if I like it yet. It was the card I made for Beate's WSC #59.

Stamp Set: Thoroughly thankful
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Really Rust CS, Chocolate Chip CS, Whisper White CS, Old Olive DSP
Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Masking Tape, Sponges, Embossing Powder, Michael's Halloween Ribbon
Technique: Faux Leather with Masking Tape, Heat Embossing

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Special Day Birthday Card

I normally make a card for all of the employees that work in my department at work. So, I asked one of my coworkers what his favorite colors were so that I could make a birthday card for him. He told me that his favorite colors were Silver, Blue and Orange. I was thinking it would be a great way for me to use my Jersey Shore Designer Series Paper. Here is the card I created for his birthday.

Stamp Sets: Background Sampler (Retired), Lots of Thoughts (Retired)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie CS, Bashful Blue CS, Whisper White CS, Jersey Shore DSP (retired)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Silver Brads, Photo Corner Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Small oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, September 22, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #58

I finished my card for the sketch challenge on Saturday night and I kept thinking I have till Monday morning to get it posted. I am such a procrastinator. Then I was on the phone trying to get information about getting a passport and then I had to order birth certificates and so forth. Then before I knew it, it was 11:00am. I know the winner has already been picked but I am still making the post anyways. So, here is the sketch for the week.

And here is the cute Halloween card I made for the sketch.

Stamp Set(s): Home is Where the Haunt Is (Retired), Haunting Halloween
Paper: Perfect Plum CardStock, Pumpkin Pie CardStock, More Mustard CardStock, Basic Black CardStock, Whisper White CardStock, More Mustard DSP (Retired)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1¼ Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch (to make the scallops because I don't have the Scalloped Edge Punch yet), Halloween Ribbon from Michael's