Tuesday, June 16, 2009


No more complaining from me about the cold weather. It is hot!! This will most likely be my last post for a couple of weeks because we leave on Thursday to attend a wedding and have a bit of a holiday. We will be back the end of June. Tomorrow will be that fun thing called 'packing'.

I am so excited though, our bathroom is completed and I love it. My DH nearly did himself in on this one. We both agree that this is the last project, now he will just do his fun stuff making knives and walking sticks. When I get back I will post some pictures so you can see what a talented guy he is.

I had so much fun making this card. We had to go to the Lovely Package website and choose an inspiration piece and I chose this package .http://lovelypackage.com/category/confectionery/

Chocolates!! Yummy!! To try and replicate it I went a little wild but I love it for its uniqueness. The base is basic black. Riot of Petals is stamped using Versamark, on whisper white cardstock and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Then using a sponge dauber I started working in the four colors I chose. Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange, Real Red and Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black. Once that was done a stamped a small section of the stamp and did the same process, then punched it out with the SU circle scallop punch. Also punched one in whisper white so I could do the spotlight technique. This was put on dimensionals. Added pearls and a sheer varigated ribbon.

Ingredients: Basic black, whisper white cardstock, Versamark ink, silver embossing powder, heat tool, basic black, kiwi kiss, only orange, real red and elegant eggplant ink, sponge dauber, dimensionals, Basic Grey Opaline pearls, variegated sheer ribbon.

I pray that everyone will have a beautiful time over the next two weeks and I will be back to bug everyone once again.

Blessings to all,


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wedding Explosion Box

THE SUN IS SHINING!!! This year in Alberta that is something to get excited about. Right now it is gorgeous out and everything looks so bright and happy.

This time next week we will be on our way to Kelowna, BC to attend my nephew's wedding on June 20th. With help from his sister I found out the colors and got some recent pictures and started to make my box. I had one partly made and decided it wasn't turning out so started all over from scratch. This one I am happy with.I used white embossed (with hearts) cardstock for all the compenents of the box. Used my Cricut Expressions to cut out the designer paper to make star flowers which then were centered with self-adhesive pearls.

The above picture shows the lid looking down on it. I stuck a piece of styrofoam in the center of the lid and started to add flowers to it. There are 50 small ribbon roses stuck on the sides of the styrofoam and then 8 larger roses and the white flowers with fancy pearl stems. I also made a few stems using sweetpea Flower Soft and added them. I used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch to make butterflies out of some of the designer paper. Tiny pink rhinestones are attached to each butterfly. Small crystal hearts are on each corner. The sides of the lid I used pink glitter cardstock that was punched on both edges with Martha Stewart diamond border punch. Then adhered a pink ribbon rose to the centre.

Above is the inside of the box which when opened up displays 2 layers of 4 pockets in each layer. I used a circle punch to make an opening at the top of each pocket and then used a scallop circle punch for the black accent. On each piece of designer paper there is a piece of white glitter cardstock that has been cut out with the Cricut. Added a pink sheer knotted ribbon to each pocket. The picture in the center is from their wedding invitation. The bottom layer of pockets had different designer paper and wedding rubons. The corners that fold in are 2 different designer papers attached to the cardstock.

Inside each pocket is a card cut out of pink cardstock that has a piece of the lighter designer paper attached and then on top of that there is a picture. There is a different picture in each pocket with one pocket having all of the info regarding their wedding. At the top of each card I attached a jewelled butterfly that makes a great pull out.

To make one of these boxes you would need the templates of which there are four. One for the box, one for the lid, and two for the pockets. This is a project that takes several hours to make but is well worth the time and effort.

Ingredients: templates, 4, 12x12 white embossed sheets of cardstock, 1 small sheet of pink glitter cs, 1 small piece of white glitter cs, 3, 12x12 designer paper, sticky tape, Scorepal, 1 small sheet of black cs, small ribbon roses, medium ribbon roses, white wedding flowers, crystal hearts, pearls, jewelled butterflies, rubons, Cricut Expressions, Martha Stewart diamond border punch, SU circle punch, SU scallop circle punch

I must give a special word of thanks to Loretta (lorettal) for teaching me how to make these.
I have learned so much from Loretta, she is a very special friend.

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, June 7, 2009


I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday! I know the sun is shining somewhere, but I definitely know the Son is shining here.
Yesterday on Splitcoast Steffi had a beautiful inspiration challenge for us. We had to go to the Dazzle Design set and choose from the many beautiful items for our inspiration. The first one I chose was a boy's room with bugs and the second one was a bedding set with Lady bugs. I must have been on some kind of bug juice. :) Anyway the first one did not come up to my expectations but surprisingly enough some people thought it was great. The second one I am much happier with. Here are all the particulars.


The base is real red. The whisper white has been run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot folder and a flower edge folder. Then it was punched with the scallop border punch. The images were stamped on whisper white with Stazon black and heat set then colored with Copics. I cut them out and layered on real red squares popped up on dimensionals. The final touch was adding self-adhesive red rhinestones to the flower border. I think it makes a happy, bright, touch of summer card.

Ingredients: Real Red and Whisper white cardstock, Cuttlebug and folders, Copics markers, dimensionals, scallop border punch, self-adhesive red rhinestones.


First of all I made a magnifying glass by stamping the image in brilliant blue on vellum, then using the Coluzzle I cut the vellum in a circle and cut a piece of the white cs to use as backing, then a circle of only orange to make the rim of the glass. The vellum is turned face down and all layers adhered together. Made my own handle out of choc. chip cardstock. All of this was put on dimensionals. Added a few orange dewdrops and Basic Grey letters to spell the word Bugs. Used the corner rounder punch on three corners.

Ingredients: Basic Grey Dragonfly stamp set, Basic Grey self-adhesive letters, brilliant blue, only orange and whisper white cardstock, vellum, brilliant blue ink, circle Coluzzle, corner rounder punch, dewdrops, dimensionals

Friday, June 5, 2009

Riding Kiwi Tango

Would you believe my furnace is running!!?? It is downright cold today. I am sure we will have frost tonight. Some areas actually had some snow today. I am beginning to think we aren't going to get much warm weather this year. Oh well, it is all according to God's plan, so give thanks.
This card was made for two challenges. I really like to combine the sketch challenge and the color challenge whenever I can. The color challenge is Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Tango Tangerine. This is the first card I have made using these colors that I really like. I finally am getting the hang of things and they will be gone in another month.

SC231 & CC221

The base is Kiwi Kiss. The two layers of cardstock for the panels are Riding Hood Red and Tango Tangerine. I stamped Riot of Petals background stamp with Versamark on whisper white cardstock and then heat embossed it with Copper embossing powder. Then, using a sponge I sponged all over white with the three challenge colors. Once I finished sponging I cut three strips and put them on the three panels. Wrapped the card with Tango Tangerine ribbon, made a bow and added a charm. Simple, simple, simple, but really like it.

Ingredients: Stampin'Up Riot of Petals background stamp, Versamark, SU Copper embossing powder, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tango Tangerine cardstock and ink, sponge, heat tool, SU Tango Tangerine ribbon, silver charm. I just realized all supplies were Stampin'Up, except for the charm.

Hope it is warm wherever you are. If not, then soak in the warmth of God's love.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


You know the harder I try to get ahead, the further behind I seem to get. lol I made this card a week ago and only now am getting it posted. Sheeesh!! I made this for dear friends for their 32nd Anniversary.

Talk about simple, this one goes to the top of the list. If you are in a hurry this is the baby to make. The base is basic black topped by whisper white. Anniversary Birds and sentiment were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Used the corner rounder punch of the corners, put them on dimensionals, added the flowers and dewdrops.

Voila!! It is a done deed.

Ingredients: Anniversary Birds set from Verve Stamps, basic black and whisper white cardstock, Versamark ink, white embossing powder, heat tool, corner rounder punch, dimensionals, dewdrops by Robins Nest, Persimmon Daisy Dreams by Prima Flowers

Have a wonderful evening and enjoy God's wonderful creation. Happy Stamping!

Blessings, Faith