Stamping and Cardmaking with a little side of Scrapbooking.....Bon Appetit !!

Friday, January 25, 2013

PTI blog hop

Not a lot of time today ( just happy I had time to make the card!) So here's a few things I learned.

1. I hate the Fiskars swivel fingertip knife. A lot. It may or may not be residing in my garbage can.

2. There's something funky about my red embossing powder. Even with the embossing buddy it left a red film of powder on the paper that was hard to get off.

3. I love ruffled ribbon.

4. That shower stamp from Scattered Showers is my most used stamp EVER! It needs a good cleaning as I can barely get it to stick to my block...

Thanks ! Have fun hopping!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

One last MIM entry

So I wasn't intending to do another card for this weeks MIM. I truly set out to make a card to mail to my cousin in Greece- she had a little procedure done and I wanted to cheer her up a bit.
But of course I left it till last minute so I scrounged through my pictures folder for a pretty card to case. I came upon a beauty from Veronica z which I can't link from my phone, but do yourself a favour and google Veronica Zalis blog. You'll be there for a while!! Such pretty creations'

Anyways, after putting my card together I realized the embelishment was off the page. So I grabbed a slightly larger envelope. A piece if acetate will protect the back, and bubble wrap ( yes, bubble wrap) will hug the front. Since there us only one layer of it it's still mailable as letter mail.

So glad to be working on another 2013 resolution which is 'get the stinking cards in the mail!!'

Another MIM entry

Ok this card was sooo much fun!! Feeling like I'm getting mojo back and back in the groove...
I have this card pinned (
And I really wanted to try the parallel lines of embossing. I used the same general card layout as well.

I've had these huge Maya road crochet flowers for ever. Figured it was time up use them as the theme for 2013 will be 'don't hoard!!' they are quite a bright cream and I wanted to shabby them up a bit but had no idea how. So i grabbed my SU Kraft marker, and started drawing. Then I went in with an aqua painter to soften the lines a bit. Interestingly it broke the colours in the Kraft down and I stated seeing a blue and an orangey colour so that's how I pulled my paper and the rest of the card together.
PP and brad is SU, sentiment is from PTI's mat stack 3. Flourishes are an MFT die. I shaded around the embossing a bit with an E00 Copic to make it stand out.
For my bag I used Mat Stack 3 again, and some more of the PP. I decorated with a resin rose I had on my desk.

This was a super fun challenge. I love packaging cards like this, it's so pretty and has such an impact. I don't think I'll ever use an envelope for a hand delivered card again!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

MIM #100

Hello here with another MIM entry.

This week we were challenged to make packaging for oversized cards ( or cards with oversized embellies)

I made my card with Natural Beauties (what a gorgeous set) and FF #11.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Blessings.
I also used the Woodgrain impression plate after stamping.

I'm hand delivering this with a gift so I decided to make a little pocket. I have these Kraft square petal fold cards from Paper Source. It's meant to close all the way but I kept the top tap open. I closed it with an adhesive label that coordinates with the card.
I added a little eyelet to the top. Now I can glue the pocket to a gift or hang it from a bag.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Make it Monday with Papertrey ink

Two MIM's in a row?? Must be a record for me!
I'm here to share a card that was a real labour of .. Well something lol as I'm not sure I 'love' it!
I cut some white paper ( backed with some scor tape first) with memory box's piestra die and decided to use the rainbow scheme to create chevrons of colour. This was not as easy as I smallest circle punch is slightly bigger than what I needed as there was a lot of fussy cutting!
I'll include a picture of the crazy back just for fun!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Teacher Gifts

Hello blog land.
Wanted to share a 2013 calendar that I made for my sons teacher this year. I bought the landscape cd cases from SU and stamped my calendars onto card stock. The mini calendar pages are from Impress. Lots of stamps used here, email me if you have any questions.

Friday, January 4, 2013

MIM #98 with Papertreyink

Oh my goodness I'm in love!! Blogging from my phone in the middle of the night while nursing a newborn is the easiest thing ever!!

Here's a card I scraped up very quickly ( cause my crafting time is that limited lol!!)

I placed some grey lace washi over the yellow chevron paper- should have placed it closer together now that I look. This is my favourite way of changing pattern paper and I'm going I use it more frequently!
I used the blackboard technique and made a little frame with wooden paper from Michaels.
Stamp and ribbon is SU. Card stock and ink is PTI.

Testing mobile posting

Let's se if this works...I'd love to get blogging again...

Well lookee here!!! A post!! Am I the last person on earth to find out blogger had an app??
So much has happened since my last post-great things ( baby #3 ) but busy things. I dont always have time to photograph cards, upload to computer and then blog. In fact I don't remember when the last time I even turned the laptop on. But my phone and I are joined at the hip...I can definitely blog like this

So excuse the sometime cell phone pics, and the short descriptions. I'm just happy I'll be able to share and join in the crafty bloggy world again.

So, simple card for my sister. Got her started on cross stitching for her birthday and made a matching card. Stamps and dies are SU, I used my chalks to colour the flourish

See you all soon!!!