Friday, January 30, 2009

Love U winged heart card

Wow I can't believe a month has come and gone so fast!! My first month as a DT member of ShortCuts is over already. Here is my last post for this month's theme Valentines. I love the look of hearts and wings so I created my own using CTMH stamps and ShortCuts frosted sheet. Using the frosted sheets gave the wings a soft translucent look. Hope you like the card. Sunday starts off another month of great ideas, especially some cool 3D stuff.
Don't forget about the 10% coupon on my sidebar for Shortcuts.

Clear Card Blank-ShortCuts
Frosted sheets-ShortCuts
Heart Stamp-CTMH
Paper-Karen Foster
White StazOn-wing tips

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TECC52JC My Friend

Here's my version of the sketch challenge for Taylored Expressions.
The sketch requires a circle behind the image, I thought it would be neat to have a fan instead. Especially since it is something you might find a Geisha holding.
Cut a circle
Decorate with scroll stamp and Liquid pearls.
When dry fold circle in half. Repeat folding.
Cut 1 folded side of circle to center
Re-fold in acordian style folds
Attach lace. I use Diamond Glaze to glue the lace, it dries super fast and holds really good.
Geisha Digital Stamp-The Greeting Farm
Ink-Antique Lace-Tim Holtz
Scroll stamp-Inkadinado
Lace-Fabric Store
Liquid Pearls-Ranger
Background paper-K&Company and Anna Griffin
Pantone Markers

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bombshell Valentine Card Contest

Want to win a free set of 4 stamps from Bombshell Stamps. Well here's all you have to do to enter:
Create a card, layout or altered item, valentine, or anti-valentine.
Your submission must include:
1. a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. rhinestones or pearl accents
3. a heart or broken heart
4. a ribbon
5. All entries must be tagged BSSVC2009 to be entered into the drawing
The winner will receive the "True Love" set of 4 stamps shown below.

To include your submission you need to have a profile on Paper Craft Planet (PCP). PCP is where we have a Bombshell Stamps Group with forum, events, tutorials, and photos. You'll find a great craft community at PCP, and we hope you'll join in and submit your crafty card for the challenge!
Stamps are mounted on static cling cushion, and ready to use with your favorite acrylic block. These stamps are not available thru the website otherwise, and would make a fantastic addition to your current Bombshell Stamps collection!
Winner will be chosen by a random number generator.

Monday, January 26, 2009

X-Ray my Heart Valentine Card + Tutorial

Good Monday Morning everyone!!
I thought I'd start the morning off with an X-Ray...card that is! The frosted card blank from ShortCuts was perfect for this card. It left the bones white and translucent not 100% see through so it looks like a chest X-Ray.
To find out how to make this card scroll down.

Frosted Card Blank-ShortCuts
Staz On
Crackle stamp (around x-ray edges) PSX

Friday, January 23, 2009

Geisha thought I forgot?

I fell in love with Geisha Anya (from The Greeting Farm) the moment we met and just had to have her. Since she's a digital stamp my need was met instantly. My next task was to figure out what clever saying I could come up with using the word "Geisha" and well here is it...Geisha thought I forgot aka Guess ya thought I forgot! LOL. Well I thought it was funny!
I enlarged Geisha Anya to fit a standard size card and cut her in half ( I cringed at this part). I also hand wrote "thought I forgot". Looking at in now I think it's kinda croked! Humm well that's ok cause it's homemade and it's not supposed to be perfect (to me anyway).
Hope you like her.
Geisha Digital Stamp-The Greeting Farm
Labels 2-Nestabilities
Geisha stamp-CTMH
Pantone Markers
hair accessories-misc.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's my Birthday!

So since it's my birthday I thought I would share a template I've been holding onto. Why was I holding onto it? Cause I was just to lazy to digitize it so it would be easy for everyone to print and cut out. That and when I first made the skate I kinda lost it in my pile of scrap. Can you believe this...the skate has been missing for over a month!! Well I found it and was finally able to make a card using it. Don't you just love these clear cards from ShortCuts? I love making a card with multi layers without bulk of paper. I don't think this card would work any other way. Hope you like it and the template. If you use the skate and post it somewhere could you please link back to me with it? Thanks.

Clear card-ShortCuts
Thanks stamp-Just Rite
Coach stamp-CTMH
Cranberry and black ink-CTMH
Gel pen

The things I've done!

Since today is my birthday I thought it would be appropriate to share this list with you. I got the original list form my friend Gabby. However I changed the list to things that only pretainded to me. There's probably things missing but I will post what I can remember!! Some of the original list is still there.

Here is a list of things I've done by the time I was 35.
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Had a major surgery
4. Been to the top of the CN Tower
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Swam in the Ocean (Atlantic)
7. Been to Disneyland/
8. Been half way to the top of Whistler Mountain
9. Taught myself an art from scratch
10. Had food poisoning
11. Grown my own vegetables
12. Had a pillow fight
13. Taken a sick day when I wasn’t ill
14. Seen a total eclipse
15. Watched a sunrise and sunset
16. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
17. Walked on a beach by moonlight
18. Been transported in an ambulance
19. Had my portrait painted-(sketched)
20. Kissed in the rain-(my wedding day)
21. Played in the mud
22. Gone to a drive-in theatre
23. Started a business
24. Taken a martial arts class
25. Gotten flowers for no reason
26. Bounced a check
27. Saved a favorite childhood toy (Cabbage Patch Doll)
28. Been fired from a job-(twice)
29. Bought a brand new car
30. Had my picture in the newspaper-(won an art contest in grade 4)
31. Had chickenpox
32. Met someone famous-(Lisa Bearnson and George St. Pierre UFC)
33. Lost a loved one
34. Had a baby (1)
35. Owned a cell phone
36. Been stung by a bee
37. Tried to play an instrument
38. Learned to bellydance
39. Bought a house
40. Been published in 3 major magazines/books (Paper Crafts-cards, Memory Makers-digital scrapbooking and The Book of Us)

I see some digital pages to be made!!
If you decide to make a list for yourself, please link it here so I can read about you to.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Magical Unicorn Cards Digital Stamp

Here are some cards I made using The Greeting Farms digital Unicorn stamp. I'm entering these cards in a contest over at the Greeting Farm. You have to make cards using this unicorn stamp, name the unicorn and tell why it's magical. I'm not so great at the "why" part but I'll try. Every image was printed on CTMH cardstock and coloured using Pantone markers.

Life is so good with you in it.
Meet Love and Lee.
Mom and son unicorns, they are Cupid's Ponies. You can't help but feel warm and fuzzy when they are near. They love to play and love all things in life.

Sweet Little Lady
This is Misty, she is the unicorn of little girls giggles. She loves to visit little girls who gather together to play. She's the reason they giggle, like to pretend and just plain be silly. She is a Princess Unicorn of dress up land, where there is always a tea party going on. Kinda like Alice in Wonderland except there is no Mad Hatter!

I created this card using watercolour pencils and baby wipes. Click here for a tutorial on how to make a similar background.
I won First Place for the Magical Unicorn card contest at The Greeting Farm for this card.

And last but not least meet Dusk he only comes out as the sun is setting. His coat and mane are camoflauge for just such a time. He is the Unicorn of late night inspiration for all those paper crafters who stay up late creating. You know he has visited because his hoves leave a trail of glitter behind. And your head is swimming with ideas. I love Dusk!!
Unicorn Digital Stamp-The Greeting Farm
Pattern Paper-K&Company and Making Memories
Glimmer Mist-Tattered Angels
Pantone Markers
Stamps Verses-CTMH

Monday, January 19, 2009

Key to My Heart Clear card

Playing with these clear cards from ShortCuts sure are fun! What I like most is that I can do things with these clear cards that I just can not achieve with a cardstock card. Layering on 2 levels that give you the kind of depth that cardstock card can not achieve. My favorite is nesting messages behind the card front that give the reciever a little surprise. And "suspending" images in the "air". Like the card below.

Clear Card-ShortCuts
Key to My Heart-CTMH stamp set
Cardstock-Dessert Sand-CTMH
Coffee Shop glimmer mist-Tattered Angels
Ink-Dessert Sand-CTMH
sanding and sponging

Don't forget to post a link of your "LOVE" card here for a chance to win some ShortCuts products.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm gonna be a Bombshell Girl!

Yep I'm very excited to announce that I have made the first Design Team for...
Bombshell Stamps!!
I'm really excited about this opportunity and hope you stop by and check out the Bombshell store for their Vintage style Pin-Up Girls and tattoo stamps!! How cool is that!! They even carry body stamp ink!! Now you can get that tattoo you've always wanted, AND you can wash it off when ever you want.
I hope I inspire you with these cool stamps!
Visit the other Bombshell girls blogs:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Geisha Anya Digital Stamp

Well I stopped by The Greeting Farm today and they had a new Digital Anya!! Yeah me! I love the Anya collection. Here's a quick card I put together to show you the new stamp. I have to go and play so more.
I used paper tole techniques to create depth in her hair and decorated a straight pin to add to her flower.
Anya-The Greeting Farm
Paper-Die Cuts with a View
Pantone Markers

Valentine Votive Card and Tutorial

Today I'm excited to show you this Votive Card. I used ShortCuts frosted sheets to make the windows of this votive card. The sheets are perfect for big and small projects. I like the frosted sheets because they alow light but hide the LED candle. Plus its gives a romantic glow!!
Frosted sheet (window)-ShortCuts
Kraft Paper-SU
Cupcake stamp-Stampendous
Border punch-Martha Stewart

Breast Friends card for a cure.

My Aunt had to have surgery this past monday for breast cancer. This card is the product of my worring. I got the idea from some bikini top cards I saw at SCS. Hope you like it.
Paper-Making Memories
Border Punch-Martha Stewart
Bra-hand drawn by me

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's Love!

I’m in love…yep with these clear cards from ShortCuts! I love the 3D look you get with these cards. You can create a multi layer look without the bulk! I stamped the scroll in the corner in white, stamped LOVE in black matted once and added a ribbon; the inside has a heart stamp and verse. So the card is decorated in both the front and inside, but from the outside it looks like it’s all on the front of the card. Pretty neat eh?
Clear Card-ShortCuts
Soul Mates Word Puzzle (heart)-CTMH
Key to my Heart (scroll)-CTMH
Bling-icons-me & my Big ideas
White Staz On
Cardstock-Cranberry and White-CTMH
Black and Cranberry ink-CTMHRibbon-Fabric Store

Monday, January 12, 2009

My First Digi Stamp-Anya (all dressed up)

This is my first time trying a digital stamp. I love it!! I can print flawlessly, resize the image and even remove things if I want (or add). For example this stamp is Anya as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz she had Toto by her side and I removed him before I printed her, another card I removed the checker pattern from her dress. I created the Bling. I just love this little character and will have to buy more!!

Bellydancer Anya complete with Bindi and hip belt!
Princess Anya complete with Crown and bling shoes-Frosted Card (ShortCuts)
On the Town Anya
Paper Tole her hair
complete with Pearl earings and necklace and fab purse!
Cheer Anya -Clear Card from ShortCuts
complete with pom poms, glitter cheer dress and pearl hair clips
Little Witch Anya complete with hat, piggy tails, pumpkin and face mole.
Birthday Girl Anya complete with hair bow, glitter dress, diamond earings and yummy cupcake

Clear and frosted Cards-ShortCuts
Anya digital stamp-Greeting Farm
Glitter-Martha Stewart
Bling-By Me
Other Stamps-Stampendous and CTMHPantone Markers
Border Punch
Gems-Queen & Co.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Clearly" it's just another Halloween card

I love the old painted look of the background paper and instantly thought I had to use it in a Halloween card. In case you haven't noticed I'm loving the clear matt with a touch of colour along the edges. Clear cards and Clear sheets (from ShortCuts) are really fun to play with there are just so many ideas running through my mind to do with them, my only hope is to get them out before I forget..LOL
Oh and don't forget to enter the contest to win some ShortCuts products of your own.

Clear Card-ShortCuts
Stamps-Halloween Party-Impression Obsession
Inks-Juniper and Chocolate-CTMH
Pantone Markers
Glitter-Martha Stewart
White Staz On

Monday, January 5, 2009

Seize the Cupcake

Bisous has a paper line that are pre-designed quick pages called PDQ pages (Pretty Darn Quick….I think that is what they are called), all you have to do is add photos and journaling. I took one of these pages and cut it up to make cards. There are so many beautiful patterns on one page I couldn’t just make a page with it, I had to spread it out and make a couple of cards. Here is a card I just finished.

I wanted to add another matt around the Piggies because the white just wasn’t standing out enough but I didn’t want the “weight” of another colour. My solution? I inked the edges of a clear sheet from Short Cuts. Now I have an “invisible” layer with a touch of colour. You probably can’t see it but I also hand stitched little pearls on the lace.
Nursey Bash-CTMH
Pantone Markers
Glitter-Martha Stewart

A Valentine for the Kiddos

I thought it would be cute to make a Valentine for a child, something fun and bright that speaks to them. So what I made was a gift card holder except it holds “coupons” instead of a gift card. The coupons are for 1 treat, 2 hugs and kisses and 1 day of not making your bed!! What do you think? Do you think a little boy or girl would like this. What other "coupons" could I include for this project?

Gift Card Folder Holder-ShortCuts
Stamps-Life's a Jungle-CTMH
Pantone Markers
Paper-Pink Polka Dot-Memory Makers
Border Punch-Fiskars
Big Leaf and Heart-hand drawn
"My little Valentine"-Prova Craft Stamp

Sunday, January 4, 2009

ShortCuts Special Offer!

Have you been wanting to order from ShortCuts? If so, January is the month to do it.For every $5 you spend on ShortCuts products this month* you will get one (1) raffle ticket/entry into our prize drawing!Up for grabs this month are some great JustRite products...

DIY Monogram Stamper Kit w/3 Damask Border and Large Times New Roman Font

From the Desk of/Library of/Kitchen of Borders
A retail value of $21.90!!
Head on over to the Online Shopping Mall on our ShortCuts site and place your order to be entered.
The fine print:- Final total; after any discounts are given, will determine how many entries each order will receive. (ie: spend $6.50 after discounts and get 1 entry, spend $11.25 after discounts and get 2 entries, etc.)- Only ShortCuts products will apply to final total. No "limited time offer" products (ie: Studio G stamps)- All orders placed between January 1, 2009 12:01 AM CST and January 31, 2009 11:59 PM CST will qualify.

Birthday Card SC200 challenge

Let me tell you about a new paper kit from CTMH called “Key to my Heart”. Wow what a beautiful collection of patterns and colours. At first I couldn’t bring myself to cut them because they were so pretty!! Did this ever happen to you?
Well I finally got the nerve to slice into the papers and well everything became a blur of inspiration and before I knew it I had completed 5 projects. You’ll see most of them next month. But here is one card I can share now.
Paper and cardstock-Key to my Heart-CTMH
Stamps-Party Animals-Lizzie Anne Designs
Ribbon and Lace-Fabric StoreBorder Punch-Treading Water-Fiskars

Thursday, January 1, 2009

ShortCuts BLOG CANDY!!

So my first official job as a DT member of ShortCuts is to give away an Ultimate Sampler pack. Can you believe that!!! It’s my job to give away free stuff!!

To qualify for the draw all you’ll need to do is create a project based on January's theme Love/Valentine’s.
Leave a comment here with a link to your project (it can be be anything you’d like to create, a layout, card, altered item etc…) and I’ll put your name in for the draw.
The deadline for posting your link is January 31st, 2009. The winner will be announced February 1st, 2009.

Good Luck and happy crafting!

Here is what the Ultimate Sampler Pack contains:
4 Gift Card Holder Folders
1 Frosted Card
1 Clear Card
1 Frosted Full Sheet
1 Clear Full Sheet

It's Official!

Today is the first day of my 6-month term as a ShortCuts DT member. I’m really excited to be able to share my projects using ShortCuts clear and frosted cards. This months theme is Love/Valentine’s Day. I hope you find my projects inspiring.

This is one of my favorite cards for a number of reasons:
1. I can't believe how straight I managed to stitch around the card!!
2. I love how the frosted sheets look like bubbles and they don't mask the image when I overlap them.
3. I love how neat and tidy the clear cards look.
4. I love this stamp set, it's so fun to colour!

Clear Card-ShortCuts
Frosted sheet-ShortCuts
Sushi Bowl party stamps-Stampendous
Cardstock and paper-CTMH
Pantone markers
Staz On Black ink
machine stitching

Don't forget to check out what the other very talented DT members are doing with ShortCuts products.
Joy Stagg
Carla Piecheff
Ingrid Danvers