Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch 161 - friends are the best

Good Morning!

I'm so happy to be playing along this week with Tuesday Morning Sketches. This week the sketch is sponsered by Raisin Boat - stamp rental. What a great idea! and the best part is they will ship to Canada. I will definetly be looking into this further, once I'm home from holidays.

The sketch today:

My Card:
Paper: Basic Grey Olivia & SU Whisper White & Black
Stampin Up Jewels Basic Rhinestone
Cricut Cartridge: Home Decor (butterflies) & CTMH Artiste (circles)

After cutting out the butterflies I ran them through my xyron create a sticker (right side down) and applied the pink glitter to the sticker side. This process creates a full glittered piece with out having glitter all over myself & house.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Dirtday!

Today's cards are completely cased from Christine over at Handstamped from the Heart. If you love my copy please pop over to her blog and leave her some love for her creation.  I'm always looking for ideas for "masculine" cards. I love this layout as it has lots of different layers and tecture without too much bulk for sending these in the mail. The truck is one stamp colored with markers and spritzed with water. I really like how the blue truck turned out with the worn out look.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

2TC20 - cupcake

Good Morning! Finally got my computer fixed and am back online. I've missed playing alone with my favorite online challenges. This post is for Twisted Tuesday, the twist this week is not to use ribbon or trim. HUGE challenge for me. I love ribbon.

Here's my card:

The designer paper and cardstock is from Stampin Up. Yesterday I received the new cricut cartridge from Close to my heart (Artiste) the stamps used on this card were included with the cartridge. Since I couldn't use ribbon for this challenge I added some stickles to the cupcake top. And here's a peek at the inside of the card.

And here's the sketch given by Twisted Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Retro Sketch #22

How fitting to use a "retro" sketch for my dad's 60th birthday card! It feels like just yesterday we celebrated his 55th. Must mean I'm getting older as well if the numbers are becoming a blur.

Our local scrapbook store lost their lease and is quickly closing the doors. I was able to sneek in a get a few goodies at GREAT discounts. This sail boat is from Loralie Designs - Fair Sea stamp set. I used ruby red, midnite muse, whispering white and gumball green card stock with some midnite muse ribbon.

I decided to give my copics a rest today and used some Stampin Up markers to color.
  • sahara sand
  • close to cocoa
  • chocolate chip
  • ruby red
  • brocade blue
  • gumball green (my new favorite color)
Thanks for stopping by to take a look, here's the link to retro sketches.


Tuesday Morning Sketches #157

My whole family is heading  to Rolla, BC (8 hour drive) this weekend to celebrate the towns 100th birthday which my dad's grandparents settled. My grandfather was born in South Dakota and at 3 months old the family started their journey north west. He was three years old when they reached the Peace Country and choose their land. I so wish he was still with us to celebrate this weekend.

While we are there for the weekend we are also celebrating with my mom's side of the family as my grandma is turning 80 at the end of August. I was asked to do a couple pages in 8x8 of my family for a scrapbook we will give together as a gift. I finished those last night around 11pm and worked on a card this morning. I found a great sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches that I used.

Most of the paper used on this card was from the scrap bin. It might be basic grey but I am not positive. The shapes and numbers were cut out from "close to my heart - art philosophy" cricut cartridge and the pearls are from Stampin Up.

Close Up

Sketch used

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!