Tuesday, February 26, 2008

3-D Easter Ladybug

I have CASEd this 3-D ladybug from Caroline LeBel. I love ladybugs you know! I saw this on Caroline's blog: http://www.craftincaro.ca/
I couldn't find a current easter coloured paper in my own stash so I used the SU! colour spritzer and the small flower from SU! Priceless to design the "paper" to cut my scallops for the ladybug. Then I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the ladybug and flower centers and tulips. It has a nice sparkle to it that doesn't show up too well in the photo. All supplies are SU!!
Stamps: Garden Whimsey, Priceless, All Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Tourquoise, Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU! Markers: Tempting Tourquoise, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery & Barely Banana
Accessories: Punches: Scallop circle, designer Label, 1" circle. Priceless Classy Brass template,soft subtles pink brads, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, colour spritzer, dimensionals
Thanks for the inspiration Caroline!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Ladybug?? In February?? In Canada you say?? Impossible! Not!! When I first started my blog, I posted a story of how ladybugs visit my stamp'in room all year long. I haven't seen much of them this winter until tonight when I was working on a card featuring a 3-D ladybug. Yes, seriously. I was working on my light table when this little ladybug came to bug me. Actually, I think it came to keep me company as our sweet little dog died yesterday and we are all very sad here today. I will post pics of my card when I get it done.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I finally figured out how to put my picture on the side of my blog without the words being chopped up around it. It was sooo easy...I feel kinda silly not thinking of this way sooner. Only took me a year!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fall in Vermont Scrap pages

My sister and I made these two scrap pages for my Mom's 80th birthday, we put them in nice frames so she can cherish these memories all the time. The one page is of Mom in her Tilley admiring the birds on one of our hikes. My sister took an excellent picture (Way to go Ginny!!) of a woodpecker and although you can't really see it in these pics, it had it's pink tongue stuck out! It was so cool. The white flowers were so tiny and I zoomed in on them to get the shot, we like to think they are Edelwiess.
The other page is of the beautiful scenery and a crazy threesome on a hike, again! That good looking young guy is my brother who joined us and we got this nice pic with the mountains behind us. The bittersweet is a focal point in the middle as my Mom has always loved it and we discovered it on one of our hikes, again!!

Stamps: SU! Everyday Flexible Phrases, Fantastic Foliage
Paper: SU! Wasabi, Brown pressed fiber paper , Rusty Orange textured paper both from Michels
Ink: SU! Pumpkin Patch Spectrum, SU! Chocolate Chip, Metallic copper ink that my sister had (Encore, I think)
Accessories: SU! Antique Brass Hodge Podge Kit, SU! Photo Corner Punch, SU! Brayer, CM templates, printed Autumn Twill from local scrapbooking store

Snowy day

Well today is the third day that the kids have had their bus cancelled. Tuesday was too foggy when it was so warm, and Wed. and today we just got a ton of snow. So much for my plans to do some stamping today, we spent the morning shovelling our way out! So much for my day off :( I am going to try and post some pics of cards that I made a while ago as well as 2 scrap pages from our annual trip to Vermont in the fall.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Time Well Spent Valentine

I made this card for my SU! meeting on Monday night. We were asked to bring a Valentine card and I thought I would try out our new hostess set. This was easy and fun to do. The leaves are only attached at the base then curled up a bit for a 3-D effect, as well, the butterfly is only glued in the center and the wings lifted slightly.
Stamps: SU! Time Well Spent, All Holidays
Paper: SU! Rose Red, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: SU! Rose Red, Mellow Moss
Accessories: SU! watercolour crayon (Mellow Moss), blender pen, glue dots, dimensionals, 2-Way glue, dazzling diamonds, ticket corner punch, sm. & lrge. oval punches, wide white organdy ribbon

Valentine treat pull pouch

I started out doing this by following the tutorial on SCS but got messed up with my measurements. It turned out O.K. because it fits a regular size Cadbury Caramilk bar.
Stamps: SU!'s- PriceLess, All Holidays, Polka Dot
Paper: SU!'s- Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU!'s- Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU!'s- Priceless Classy Brass Template, crimper, Chocolate gros grain ribbon, dimensionals, Punches: Horizontal slot, lrge. & sm. oval, scallop circle

Mom's 80th Birthday

The picture is of Mom and Erin on Mom's 80th Birthday. I love this picture!!
I made the card from all of the grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren too!
Stamps: SU!'s-All in the Family, Wonderful Favorites, Family Accessories
Paper: SU!'s- Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: SU!'s Basic Black
Accessories: SU!'s- lt. blue 1/4" gingham ribbon, watercolor pencils, blender pens, sm. & lrge. oval punch, Marvy Mega scallop oval punch, Fiskars heart embossing template