Monday, 31 October 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch 141

So I really meant to get this sketch done yesterday... but you know how it goes. Besides, it gives me something to blog today. I'm still going strong with blogtoberfest and blogging everyday!

So here is the Sweet Sunday Sketch...

And here is my "Baby Boy" card...


Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sweet Sunday Card Sketch Winner

So I have been doing a weekly sketch challenge on Sundays which is appropriately called "Sweet Sunday Sketch", and every week she randomly picks a winning card to highlight and this week I was the  Sweet Sunday Sketch Winner.
So this is good for my blog and I was pretty excited to see this. So thank you to Karen Giron for doing this great weekly card sketch challenge! 
Now I guess I should go do this weeks card challenge!


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Card Patterns weekly sketch #139

So this weeks "card pattern sketch" came in through my facebook with a sneak peak at 11 pm last night... So when I woke up this morning, I saw it. Then I laid in bed for awhile thinking about it... then I got up and did it!
So here is my EARLY morning creation (this is what I do at 3 am when I can't sleep).

So here is the sketch....

And here is my card...


Friday, 28 October 2011

Holiday Wishes!

So there is a new Christmas Stamp set and it is CUTE!!! 
Here is how you can own this beautiful stamp set...

When you place a minimum order of $25.00 in My Acrylix® Stamp sets between now and November 30th, you can add this new D-sized "Holiday Wishes" stamp set for only $5.00!
As a creative bonus, many of the images in this set coordinate with our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Football Thank You Card

So I have an Uncle who has seasons tickets to The Edmonton Eskimos. a couple weeks ago my Aunt and Uncle were in town. They stayed with us for the weekend and my Uncle and Husband went to a football game.
Now they are gone away on a vacation so they mailed my husband their tickets for an upcoming game, so today I thought I would make them a "football" thank you card.
I bought this stamp set from CTMH a couple years ago to make a birthday card and really thought I would probably never use it again... but today that stamp set was pulled out once again!

So here is my card, in the Eskimo's green and gold colors....


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wicked Halloween

So on Monday, at my card club, I had a little bonus project.
It was a Halloween treat card. Tucked into the card was a little bag of Halloween chocolates.
Some of the cards got made as planned, some got made but the candy didn't get included in the card and some got made and then broken into... These ladies crack me up!!
This is such an easy little treat!! The stamp set used is the past SOTM "Wicked"

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Mojo Monday (212)

OK... I made my goal last week of doing my Mojo Monday on Monday, but it's a new week and this week I had my card club (so that is my excuse for this week).
I had alot of fun with this sketch! I dug out some of my retired stamps that I love but just don't seem to use enough and a CTMH die cut card, which just adds so much to a card!

So here is the sketch....

And here is my card...


Monday, 24 October 2011

"Overview" Card

So tonight was my monthly card club.
The card pattern we used was "Overview" from the book Originals (page 102), the technique was "base and shades" and the stamp set was the stamp set that comes with the Wonderland Workshop On The Go.

So here are some of the cards from my card club...


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch 140

Well it's Sunday and you know what that means.... The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!

So here is the sketch...

And here is my card...


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Card Patterns weekly sketch #138

So this weeks card pattern I found a little challenging. I'm not sure if I'm just not feeling creative today or if my blogtoberfest goal to blog every day this month is leaving me short of words and original cards!?!? 
Do you ever find that no matter how different the sketch, somehow your cards still look the same? 
Anyway, it gave me a chance to crack open my new pink CTMH ribbon bundle, which is so cute!! I used the crochet type ribbon, so I guess now I will have to order more :)

Here is the sketch...

And here is my card...


Friday, 21 October 2011

Another Christmas Card

Last weekend, at my 12 hour crop, one of the things I worked on was my cards for Brenda's SU November card club. The theme for next month is "Christmas".
So here is what I came up with...

((((( SWAP SPOILER )))))

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Cricut gift bag

So I decided, after yesterdays post, to do another post that shows off the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
I have, in the past, shown a card made from the AP cartridge, so I thought today I would show off the 3D functions.
This little gift bag, the spiky flower and the tag are all cut from the AP cartridge.


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge "Make Your Flowers Pop"

On Sept. 28 I received an email from Close To My Heart. I was amazed! It went something like this....


Congratulations for being In the Spotlight this month! We are recognizing you for being in the top rankings for selling the most Cricut® Art Philosophy collections.
Way to go! Thanks for making this product such a huge success! 

Close To My Heart

As it turns out, I tied for 2nd in selling the the Art Philosophy cartridge in Canada for the month of August (the month it was released).
This was such an easy product to sell because, for anyone who hasn't used it yet, it is amazing!
The Art Philosophy cartridge comes with 3 coordinating stamp sets... PLUS there are 20 stamp sets in the new Idea Book that coordinate with the cartridge.

So today I want to show you some great flowers made with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and coordinating stamp set "Hooray Bouquet".


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Cardabilities #41

Oh my... another card sketch challenge! But I saw this sketch and LOVED it!! 
The sketch is from Cardabilities. The paper is the "Wings" creative basics paper and the flowers and stamp set are from the NEW Cricut "Art Philosophy" cartridge.

So here is the sketch....

And here is the card...

P.S. The inside of the card says "Joy"

Monday, 17 October 2011

Mojo Monday (211)

It's Monday and I have completed my Mojo Monday Card Challenge... I can't believe it!!

So here is the sketch...

And here is my card...

Sweet Sunday Sketch 139

So while perusing the blog world tonight, I found another card sketch challenge! The challenge is called Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
I'm not too sure if I will continue with all the challenges after Blogtoberfest, but for this month, they are helping me with my goal of blogging every day.

So here is the sketch....

And here is the card....


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Generation Stamping

So today's card is more about technique than design. The technique used is "1st, 2nd and 3rd generation" stamping. 
This is a technique most everyone knows and most everyone uses but I thought I would show today because it is  such a great technique! 
This Thank you card has all 3 (1st, 2nd & 3rd) generations of stamping and I love the way it turned out. 

Card Patterns weekly sketch #137

OK... so I am an hour late on my "blog everyday this month" blogtoberfest goal! I had a 12 hour crop today/tonight so I just couldn't do it... but I will do 2 today to make up for it.
My blog tonight/this morning is the from

So here is the sketch...

And here is my card...


Friday, 14 October 2011

Painting with Bleach

So today's post is more of a technique than a design. Today is about painting with bleach.
This is such an easy technique and I love love love the look of this.
So here is how this is done:
1. On white cardstock, sponge ink all over.
2. Stamp image with versa mark and emboss.
3. With small paint brush and liquid bleach (not cream) paint the area you want to remove the color from.

Ta da.....


Thursday, 13 October 2011

Candy Apple Card

So last night I went to Brenda's SU card club. She seriously has the best projects! One of our projects was a candy apple card and I just had to share it with you!! 

How cute is this??? 

And this is the inside of the card...


Who is viewing my blog?

So today I was looking around my dashboard and found my "stats"... this is totally amazing!! For those of you who have blogs, have you ever looked to see were in the world the people looking at your blog are from?
I'm guessing a lot of these people have found my blog by "accident", but it is still cool to think people from all over the world are visiting your blog!

Here is a run down of how many people from which countries have visited my blog in the last 2 months:

Canada                 1115
USA                     362
Russia                   22
Australia                14
Poland                   10
Switzerland            8
Germany                8
Philippines              7
Sweden                  4             
Netherlands            4
France                    3             
Latvia                     3
Hong Kong            1
Croatia                   1
United Kingdom     1
Italy                       1

So were ever your from... WELCOME!!


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Mojo Monday (210)

So yes, I am a little behind on my Mojo Monday card again. My goal next week is to have Mojo Monday on Monday. 
Yesterday I found out one of my friends, who is due in January, is expecting a baby girl. 
Although this is not a card for her, it put me in a "baby girl" mood.

So here is the sketch....

And here is my card...


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Card Patterns weekly sketch #136

I am so far behind this week with the holiday... so here is the card pattern that came out Saturday.
Here is the sketch....

And here is my card...


Monday, 10 October 2011

Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving. Not because of the turkey or pumpkin pie, but because it really makes me think of everything I am so thankful for. I know I should do this every day, but sometimes life gets busy and I take things for granted. I also love the time with my family, and not just my husband and kids, because I have special time with them a lot, but other members of my family that mean so much to me.
So, because I have family staying with me this weekend, I am a little behind on creating, but because it is blogtoberfest and my goal is to post on my blog everyday this month, I am posting a CTMH video, "Thanksgiving Card"... 


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Happy Spooky Halloween

My card today was inspired by Jeanette Lynton. The technique is from her book Wishes Card Confidence Program and it is called "stamping with textures" on page 57. 
I also "borrowed" the whole Halloween theme from her because this technique just screams Halloween! 


Saturday, 8 October 2011

I love my Spray Pen!

So today's card was made with my Spray Pen. I love my spray pen!! 
I used re-inker with water and a few drops of the Create-a-shade Pearl Paint.
When I'm using my spray pen, I spray everything. The outside, the flower,

... And the inside! Nothing gets away from my spray pen!


Friday, 7 October 2011

Here's To You

So today's card is one of those last minute cards. We have a birthday party to go to tomorrow for a little boy and I really don't have a lot of "boy" cards on hand. I find it challenging to make boy cards. Girl cards are just so much easier. Anyway, here is what I came up with....

I used the Caboodle paper and the stamp sets are "Splendid Day" and "Over the Rainbow"


Thursday, 6 October 2011

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This incredible deal is only for the month of October! Sign up with me this month and you will also receive a special "WELCOME" gift (valued at over $50.00).
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

You and Me Card

So here we are in day 3 of Blogtoberfest and the card I'm sharing with you today is actually for Brenda's monthly card club (SU). This card is using one of my very favorite CTMH stamp sets "You & Me" which was included in the You and Me kit.

 The technique used is from The book MAGIC and it is called ``puddle pad`` (page 118)


Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Mojo Monday (209)

So my goal for blogtoberfest is to post everyday this month, which is easier now that I've decided to do some weekly card challenges and since it is Tuesday, that must mean it's time for Mojo Monday (I know, but I work a day behind it seems).
So here is the sketch....

And here is my card...


Monday, 3 October 2011

Buttoned Up Card Set


Super Mac

So I'm not sure if you know this or not, but I am the mother of a Super Hero!
He watches superhero movies and TV shows, he reads super hero books, he wears super hero shirts almost everyday and every toy, backpack and Halloween costume is some kind of superhero.
So a couple weeks ago, while browsing some of my favorite blogs, I came across a Superhero Cape on Daisy's Garden. Not only does she make Superhero capes, she customizes them for you!!!
So here are a few pictures of my Super little guy in his new cape...