The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh Nuts!! Forgot your Birthday - oops...

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Good Day Everyone,

I created this fun card with a new House Mouse stamp that I recieved from Cindy Echtinaw at
http://www.scrappingstamping.com/ I have joined the Design of the Month Club which I find to be the best way to collect these adorable stamps.
This is the February stamp from the House Mouse Design of the Month club selections. And before I sent it out I rubbed some scrumpdiliitious scent all over it - Peanut Butter Cookie scent from Scent my Cards - mmmm, mmmmm, good!
What a fun stamp and scent to use this time of the year when winter is still with us. It gets you in the mood to go sliding or skating on our outdoor rinks and then go home to a cup of hot chocolate and some PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES!!

Thanks to Cindy and Kevin for offering these adorable stamps and scents at such reasonable prices. Go on over and check the store for some awesome deals on all the products! I used copic markers to color the stamp and I used Spellbinders Grand Borderability Classic Lace and Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One on this card. Creating cards with House Mouse is a blast!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here is the companion card that I did with a different paper choice from the same paper collection. Using the same Snowman but coloring him a little differently. These snowmen cards were my one more "Hoorah" before Winter comes to an official close. After this week we will be going into March and then before we know it, it will be coming into Spring...

I like to match up my lining inside the card and I love to make matching envelopes for my cards as it adds a finishing detail for me.

Please leave a comment and of course it would be wonderful to have you added on as a member on my new blog. I will be back tomorrow with my Design Team card.. hint, hint -- Its a House Mouse stamp - YES!!!

Its Still Winter

Here is a great card that I've created with Just Rite's 3 1/4" round Stamps -"Old Fashioned Christmas" collection. This snowman goes well in several provinces and states that continue to see snowfalls this winter. This is a Special Friend card that you may send to a friend that you are missing; someone you want to touch base with. Someone for whom distance makes it difficult to get together more often. This is a great card to send on to someone who lives in a sunny hot clime! You may find these delicious Just Rite stamps for incredible prices at http://www.stampingscrapping.com/ Email Cindy or Kevin with any questions as they are more than available and ready to answer your questions for you. The service is excellent and the shipping is exceptional - fast and efficient and cost effective. Stay tuned for another rendition of this card in the following post!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Very Girly Pirate Party Invitation

Good Day Friends
As promised, here is an example of the girly invitations. Along side is another example of a more masculine card. You will notice in these examples, a slightly different title. Each title I created took a little time to create and finesse but then I saved them and have them any time I may want to recall them for use again.
These cards were very enjoyable to create. Inside each card, I have placed a border and matching paper. Its all about the details!!!
Stay tuned ... there will be more creations coming soon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's a Pirate's Life for Me!

What a fun Happy Birthday Invitation for a slumbering late February birthday party. A birthday party where all the children dress up in their best pirate costume! What a fabulous idea and how best to wake up the earth in preparation for Spring?

This card was so much fun to make. I used the cricut extensibly and I experimented with some software to weld my letters together for the title. These invites are "oldworld".. very ornate and rich. They are 6"x9" in size and several pattern papers were used as well as metal and other embellishments. I made 24 invitations and each one was slightly different; I even made different ones for boys and some very girly one too. I will post one of the girl's pirate invitations tomorrow... Stay tuned!

If you like this card... become a member of my blog - you won't be sorry as I plan to have future draws and raffles and the odd blog candy surprise or two as I gear up going forward.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another Caardvark Challenge Entry!

Hello Everyone

Once again, I have another wedding invitation entry! Thank You Caardvarks and CARDS magazine for this great Challenge Opportunity!

Caardvarks Wedding Card Challenge!

Wow! Is this a challenge right up my alley! Caardvarks is being sponsored this week by Scrapbook Trends CARDS magazine. CARDS is looking for wedding invitations to publish in their July 2010 issue. They are picking one card to be published.

I love an opportunity to enter a challenge and this is the best one for me to begin with. I have never entered a challenge before and this one certainly feels like beginners luck for me. I love to create wedding invitations among many other things.
Go on over to Caardvarks @ www.caardvarks.blogspot.com and see how you can join this challenge... I am getting busy now to enter more of my invites.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!
I have been busy creating some new cards... Of course I am in the mood for Wedding Invites and maybe that is because love is in the air and I am already hard at work on invitations that have a deadline --- YIKES!! Yes, I am busy with many different projects and have had all my tools out trying to stay coordinated with all I have to do. I am now on track and coordinating a assembly line and up to my ears in pink and brown. I just thought that I would try my hand at another color here with the Garden Green and Cream with Gold. Lovely combination!
I will have more to post very soon.... again, Happy Heart Day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Have some more pics of my work to post...

Tomorrow when my dear husband goes off to work (he works two weeks away and is home two weeks each month), I am working earnestly on my cards and taking pics of some of the work I have previously designed but have not taken pics of yet. I have a collection of cards that I need to shoot and I want to post more of my previous work to catch up as I move forward with new designs. Stay tuned for some posts of previous design work as I practise how to work this blog. I am thinking too that I would like a 3 column blog.... yikes! More learning on the giant curve....

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Well, well... I thought it was high time that I got back on the blog and post a comment to keep my self going and to keep developing the habit. I am just getting over surgery and feeling stronger each day but I feel my energy wane from time to time. I am itching to get going on some cards and I want to get my assigned project for the team done early... (it is due at the end of February)
I am real excited to have my project designs showcased on StampingScrapping.com blogspot and on my blog to illustrate my creativity and showcase some of the fabulous products offered by Cindy at Stamping and Scrapping. Cindy has got to be one of the best vendors I have ever ordered from online. She will answer any question you have and she does so promptly and pleasantly. She will bend over backwards to get your order in the mail as quickly as she can and if it is a pre-order that is due in, she waits for the delivery and does not stop until all her orders are packaged up and in the mail. She sends all her packages at the real cost of shipping and there is no other hidden costs at your end! She is a dedicated storeowner who works side by side with her husband. What a team! Checkout the website at www.stampingscrapping.com
Cindy is offering a second chance offer to the Copic Group Buy and if you missed it, here is the way to get in on the offer: ALL COPICS FROM THE FIRST GROUP BUY HAVE SHIPPED! SECOND CHANCE OFFER FOR GROUP BUY WILL END ON SUNDAY NIGHT. As it is group buy week for another group I thought I would open it up for those of you who did not get to it last time....email copic, passwork copic here: http://www.stampingscrapping.com/wholesale.htm

Hope you can take the offer!! It is a great price. Contact Cindy to ask about shipping or to be sure of any question you may have; email her at stampingscrapping@charter.net
Good luck and I hope you are successful! Stay tuned for more...