Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Toadally Awesome Birthday

I'm a bit late posting this card, as Stephanie's birthday is in October. Between supply teaching and working at the hotel, I haven't had many days off.

I love the attitude of Kraftin' Kimmie's Lillith stamp. She's completely appropriate for my baby sister. Tee hee hee!!! Lillith is stamped with black Memento ink on Bella's best white paper and coloured with copics. I used Bo Bunny double dot cardstock and patterned paper from Echo Park's Happy Halloween line. The ribbon is Stampin' Up 1/8" Certainly Celery Tafetta Ribbon. My new favourite ribbon!!! Of course, I had to add a little sparkle with green Kaiser rhinestones.

I'm enjoying my day off and hope that you're having a wonderful day!!! :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Lillith and sentiments (inside sentiment: "You're Toadally Awesome")
Paper: Bo Bunny, Echo Park Paper Co.
Copics: skin: E000, E00; hair: E27, E55, E57; Clothing: T1, V06, V12; frogs: G21
Nestabilities Labels Ten, Stampin' Up Modern Label and Word Window punches, Stampin' Up 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stephanie's Fall Wedding Favours

My sister, Stephanie, loved the idea of using M&M's with a picture of herself and Chris for the wedding favours. My job was to create a favour appropriate for a fall wedding that displayed the M&M's!!! The M&M's actually also have the wedding date and just married printed on them.

I cut and embossed sawdust cardstock using the Spellbinders Nested Maple Leaves. Then I stamped each leaf using a wedding word stamp from Michael's and Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink. Next I coloured each leaf with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey and Barn Door using an Inkessentials Ink Blending Tool. I edged each leaf with an Adirondack Gold acrylic paint dabber. Then I punched a 1 3/4" circle to add the Sweet Treat cups. Stephanie and I filled the cups with the M&M's. Finally, we backed the leaves using brown sparkly Scrapbook Sally cardstock and added a small label with the names and wedding date.

We're really happy with the end result, and we got a great reaction from the wedding guests!!! Although too many non-crafters thought that we just ordered them package in the leaves. LOL :)

The entire day was wonderful filled with love, laughter and joy. Stephanie was so beautiful and Chris so handsome. I was honoured to help in any way possible. It is day that I will always cherish. :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thinking of you

I made this card for a courageous friend who continues to battle lymphoma. I couldn't wait to use one of my new adorable hÄnglar & stÄnglar stamps. I have become an eBay stalker watching and waiting for these kits. The Prima flower is sprayed with taffy pink glimmer mist. I used DecoArt Glamour dust to add sparkle to the wings.

I'm entering this card in the OCC sketch challenge and used sketch OCCSC30. Also I'm entering this card in the grey and pink challenge at the lovely hÄnglar only challenge blog.

I can't believe that tomorrow is September 1. I'll soon be getting calls to supply teach. The summer has gone by so quickly! :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: hÄnglar & stÄnglar kit 7, sentiment is C.C. Designs
Paper: Bazzill grey cardstock, Basic Grey Olivia and Bittersweet, Bella white paper
Copics: skin: Eooo0, E000, R0000; hair: E27, E55, E57; shirt and hat: RV10, R81; pants and hat band: C1, C3; shoes: C3, C5; wings: R0000
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, glitter platinum Bella dots, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Prima flower, Tattered Angels pink taffy glimmer mist, Stampin' Up Modern Label punch, Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, August 30, 2010

Showered with Love

Stephanie's bridal shower was this past Sunday. She was showered with love and beautiful gifts. The preparations for the shower were made easier with the help of Donna and Amy, who both worked tirelessly.

This C.C. Designs bride stamp continues to be one of my favourite images. She's so adorable. I coloured her dress and veil with a clear Spica gel pen for just a subtle sparkle.

I hope that everybody is enjoying their last days of summer.
Caroline :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: C.C. Designs
Paper: Bo Bunny Jazmyne Glitter Series and wine double dot cardstock, misc green cardstock and Bella's Best cream paper
Copics: skin: E000; hair: E27, E44, E47, E55, E57; roses: R81, R85; leaves: YG95
Marvy Uchida Mega punch, Stampin' Up border punch, glitter lilac Bella dots, Memento ink

Bridal Shower Invitation

Stephanie is both my sister and best friend, so it's been a pleasure to design and create invitations for her wedding. Stephanie's favourite colour is purple, and she wanted her bridal shower colour scheme to be different from the wedding.

I wanted the bridal shower invitation to complement the wedding invitation, so I used the same stamp set and font. I'm really pleased with this pretty invitation.
Caroline :)

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Stampin' Up Wedding Sweet
Paper: Core'dinations cardstock, Bazzill smooth white cardstock
Stampin' Up border punch, CTMH Petal ink, Michael's ribbon

Wedding Invitations

Stephanie's wedding is on October 2nd of this year. She has chosen fall colours as her colour scheme. So with the approaching date and the selected colours came the intimidating task of creating the wedding invitaion.

I wasn't sure how to design a wedding invitation. My first inspiration was the Stampin' Up Wedding Sweet stamp set. The Stampin' Up catalogue contained a sample invitation using this stamp set that I thought was really beautiful. Next we had to determine how to construct the card with a pocket. I searched You Tube and found this video by I modified the dimensions to create a 5x7 card. The Bazzill brown and sun coral cardstock were the perfect. However, the sawdust cardstock wasn't quite the right colour, so I sprayed the cardstock with iridescent gold glimmer mist. Eureka!!!

I absolutely love this final version of the wedding invitations.
Caroline :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Wedding Sweet
Paper: Bazzill Brown and Sun Coral cardstock, Bazzill Smooth Sawdust cardstock
Stampin' Up border punch, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie ink, Iridescent Gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Henry!!!

My Godson, Henry, turns eight next Sunday. I am entering this card in the Paper Sundaes make a birthday card challenge and used the sketch for WCW at Club Anya and Friends.
Hope that everybody had a Happy Canada Day! :)
Stamps: TGF Oliver and Amelia - Buddies, CTMH Happy Birthday
Paper: Bo Bunny Pet Shop and dot cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, Bella white paper
EK Success border punch, Stampin' Up punches, Marvy Uchida circle punches, Memento ink, CTMH buttons, CTMH floss
Copics: E00, E000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y21, T1, Y38, YR04, G12, G21, B21, B91, B93, C1, B45, E41, N2, E25, E31

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Twilight Obsession

Just a quick post of the card that I made for my sister, Fiona. New Moon premiered the day before her birthday. Tonight, we're attending the midnight showing of Eclipse. I'll be surrounded by Twihards!!! LOL :)

As Shanna suggested, I entered this card in the Evening/Twilight theme challenge over at Raise the Bar and the Twilight challenge at Drunken Stampers .

Stamps: TGF Ebony digital
Paper: TPC Studio Secret Garden Showers of Flowers, Bo Bunny licorice dot, Bella white paper
Memento ink, Copics, Marvy Uchida punches, Glitter coal and grey Bella dots, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Friday, June 25, 2010

Here Comes the Bride

My sister, Stephanie, is getting married in October. Every couple of months a group of us rent the downstairs of a community centre and get together to scrapbook. We decided to surprise Stephanie with an 8x8 scrapbook album for her bridal shower pictures.

My job was to get Stephanie to leave around noon so that we could set up for her surprise. Luckily, Stephanie and I usually forget to bring something with us, so she wasn't suspicious that we forgot Stickles. She volunteered to go home and get them.

For the first page, I used the To Love and Cherish line from Imaginisce. I sprayed the paper with Tattered Angels Timeless Lilac glimmer mist. I used Bazzill cardstock for the photo mat and lettering. I cut out the lettering on my Cricut using the Storybook cartridge. The adorable bride is from C.C. Designs. I stamped her with Memento ink and coloured her with copics and her dress with a clear Spica gel pen to add a subtle sparkle. Finally, I added some lilac rhinestones.

For the two page layout, I used the Sophie line from Bo Bunny. The photo mats are from the same line and Bo Bunny double dot. I used Bo Bunny double dot ribbon. The sentiment and butterflies are from CTMH and are stamped with CTMH Twilight ink.

The album turned out beautifully and displays all of our different styles. All of the pages from the album are displayed on Donna's blog.

Truly, friends are the family that we choose for ourselves. :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Birthday Fishes for Emma!!!

I had a wonderful Saturday scrapbooking with friends, a surprise bridal shower scrapbook gift for my sister (pictures to follow), my Goddaughter's birthday party and then more scrapbooking!!!

I made this card for Emma's 6th birthday. I was having a hard time designing a card for my Goddaughter's birthday. When my Summer Mermaid Kit from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps arrived on Friday, I finally found my inspiration. Unfortunately, I worked Friday night, so I had to wait until Saturday morning to start her card. I stamped the image with Memento ink and coloured her with copics. I added some sparkle with DecoArt Glamour Dust. The patterned paper is the new Bo Bunny Sun Kissed Chillin' paper that just arrived at DAT'S last week. Gotta love Bo Bunny! I would liked to have added a few more details to the card, but I ran out of time. Of course, Emma was more excited about the dinosaur Lego set that we gave her.

Hope that everybody is having a fabulous start to their summer! :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!!!

I made this card for my Mum's 66th birthday. I used paper and brads from Basic Grey's Green at Heart. I love the vibrant colours of this line. The stamp is another swiss pixie from the C.C. Designs spring set. These stamps are so adorable.

At Scrapfest 2009, I attended a Basic Grey workshop where the instructor had us place strips of different patterned paper side by side. I decided to try this technique on a card and love the result. We probably won't attend Scrapfest this year because my sister is getting married in October, but we really want to go!!!

Stamps: C.C. Designs, sentiment is CTMH Kanji Phrases
Paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart, Bazzill cardstock, Bella white paper
Nestabilities, Copics, Spica glitter pen, Stampin' Up felt flowers, Memento ink (tuxedo black and bamboo leaves), Bo Bunny double dot ribbon, Basic Grey Green at Heart brads
Copics: E00, E000, Rv00, E27, E55, E57, Y17, E47, E49, RV23, RV25, V12, V15, V17

Monday, May 10, 2010

Love Swiss Pixies!!!

I love this adorable stamp which I got with the Swiss Pixies Spring set by C.C. Designs!!! She is stamped on bella white paper and then cut out and paper pieced onto another piece of bella white paper that I sponged with summer sky Memento ink to look like clouds. The flower is sprayed with key lime pie glimmer mist and has green jewels in the centre. I took a Mother's Day card class at DAT'S, and Donna used pearls arranged similarly in the centre of her flower.

Hope that everyone had a Happy Mother's Day!!!

Supplied used:
Stamps: CC Designs
Paper: patterned paper from Imaginisce, Core'dinations cardstock
MS border punch, Creative Memories corner rounder, Memento inks, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Prima flower, Kaiser rhinestones, copics, Spica glitter pen

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

My sister loves pandas, so I couldn't resist this adorable digital stamp from Meljen's Designs. I created this card while scrapbooking with friends all day on the Saturday before Easter. I'm going to start participating in some Christmas card challenges so that I'm not creating my Christmas cards the day before again this year. Tee hee hee :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: Happy Panda from Meljen's Designs, sentiment is CC Designs
Paper: Wild Things - Bamboozled from Imaginisce, Bazzill cardstock
Stampin' Up ticket corner punch, Bazzill rickrack, copics

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine's Day Ketto Card

I used sketch #4 from Club Anya for this Valentine's Day card. A Valentine's card provided me with the perfect opportunity to finally use this adorable Ketto's Dolly stamp. I'm entering this card in Paper Sundaes third weekly challenge.

Hope that everyone is having a great weekend!!! :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stamping Bella, sentiment is CC Designs
Paper: Bo Bunny Persuasion and double dot, Bella white paper
Nestabilities, Bella baubles, Memento inks
Copics: T-shirt, hearts: R37; dress: B52; skin: E00; hair: E27, E29; shoes: E55

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Greeting Farm Relay, Day 3

The Greeting Farm CHA relay was too much fun!!! The relay was the first time that I created a card for a challenge and posted a card on a blog. So today, I decided to create a blog and post a card from the challenge that started it all. I hope to participate in more challenges and continue to be inspired by the beautiful and creative projects of other scrapbookers and cardmakers. :)

Supplies used:

Stamp: GF Digital Toby Cub
Paper: CTMH B&T Duos, Bazzill cardstock
SU border punch, glitter blue Bella dots, coloured with copics