Sunday, May 31, 2009

it's a Pool Party

Another new stamp from Whimsie Doodles. Doodle bear is all ready for the pool party. I thought I would be fun to use the Drippy Goo stamp to represent water dripping down the card.

Flip Flop digital stamp-Whimsie Doodles
Drippy Goo punch-Martha Stewart
Nesties Labels 4

The most Exciting news ever!!

I’ve been thinking about starting my own digital stamp company for some time now. And now that day is here. Wooo hoooo!! I’ve always loved to draw ever since I could hold a pencil, my style has always been on the “whimsical” side of illustrating. I’d doodle on anything that had a free space. Now I’m converting these doodles into digital stamps so that I can make my dream come true and that dream is called Whimsie Doodles (I’m jumping up and down in excitement).
So if your interested click HERE to find out how to apply for a position in my first Doodelicious Design Team.

Here’s a card I made using the my first digital stamp.
If you like her click here to get her FREE just click here.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I've been publlished!

Well I took a while but I finally recieved my copy of Paper Crafts 225 Cards and Gifts.

The little clear bag I decorated was a Calgon bag (it originally contained 4 body mists). I counldn't stand to throw out a little bag like that so I stashed it away until I could find a use for it. I'm so glad I did. Now if I could only figure out how to re-use those zippered bags that some bed sheets come in! Any suggestions??
The stamp set I used is called "Random Thoughts" and it's from CTMH.
I used watercolour pencils to colour the images.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Toooty toot toot

What a super fantastic day I had today!! First I went on a road trip to visit my parents, had lunch with Mom, visited my grandfather (Poppy) and came home to the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and I'm in it!! I have a digital page published on page 115. Oh I'm so excited!! Now that I've stopped bounching around my kitchen I can show you the layout.
here's a pic of the cover.

And guess what??? Canadian Scrapbooker cantacted me and asked if I'd like to be featured in their "Passport to Creativety" segment. For each issue they choose 3 scrapbookers from a province and feature them in this segment. And they want ME!!!! I can't believe it! The publish 3 of your layouts, your photo and a little question/answer section. I'm so nervous about sounding silly!! LOL. Anyway the issue I'll be in will be out in Oct of this year. My only concern now is if they pick a goofy pic of me...hahahahhaha! (keeping my fingers crossed).

Bombshell cards

Good Tuesday morning everyone! Today's line up is some cards I made using Bombshell Stamps. Each stamp set has a cool variety of images that co ordinate with a bombshell girl. I love playing with these colours and stamps, they remind me of things I'd see in the 50's or 60's with the checkers, polkadots and robin egg blues and bright pinks.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Frosted Flower card-no sentiment

Happy Thursday everyone!!
It's time for another ShortCuts project and today I'm showing you a card I made using a ShortCuts frosted sheet and Sizzix flower die. It's easy to make flowers and any other shape out of ShortCuts clear and frosted sheets using dies, just think of it as cardstock and go for it.

I took a close up shot of the flower to show you that I added polkadots to the petals using Liquid Pearls and brushed White Staz On the edges.

Frosted Sheet-ShortCuts
Flower-Sizzix Die
Swiss Dot embossing folder-Cuttlebug

Monday, May 18, 2009

a Forest Friends Luminarie

Well I'll be splitting wood all day tommorrow so I'm going to post this tonight. I thought it might be cute to make a forest scene that you can put a little LED light behind. I tried to take a pick of the light glowing but it came out all blurry!

I hand drew the sun, tree, clouds and grass. I used ShortCuts full frosted sheet for the window. That way you can't see the candle hiding behind the scene.
And it wouldn't be complete without some cute forest creatures. Aren't these guys cute!!! They are the "Forest Friends" stamps from
I also used Spellbinders Labels to cut out the windows. Isn't that Label pretty??
If you want to see a tutorial on how I made this click here.
This Luminarie measures ( you start with a piece of cardstock 9"x12") fold in half so that it now measures
Each panel measures 4.5"x3"

Another ShortCuts challenge

ShortCuts and 2 sketches 4 you have team up for a card challenge. I used this weeks 2s4y sketch and ShortCuts frosted card to make this card. What a fun challenge this was! As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of a making a big sun.
Frosted Card-ShortCuts
Surfer Ian-The Greeting Farm
Sun-Nesties Scallop circle

Friday, May 15, 2009

Surfer Ian

Isn't he cute!! Surfer Ian was just released today at The Greeting Farm. I had a blast making the waves for him to surf on! And playing with these colours. Check out his shorts aren't they sweet!!
Surfer Ian is bound to makes waves where ever he goes!
Surfer Ian stamp-The Greeting Farm
Chalk-Pebbles Inc
Machine stitching
Pantone Markers

Ahoy Matey!

Well goooood morning it's Friday!! Today is the 15th of the month and do you know what that means? NEW RELEASE day at The Greeting Farm!!! woooo hooooo. This means I can show you some cards I've made and had to keep secret till today. All those days I didn't post a project were because I had to keep them till today. So here are the cards I made using the new stamp set "Matey". I just love these two, aren't they cuties?

For this card I made my own background and plank!

I used a stair step card (instructions found on Split Coast Stampers) and made it into a pirate ship!

Matey stamp set-The Greeting Farm
Pantone markers

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ShortCuts Matchbook greeting

Starting today and every thursday for a couple of months I will be posting a ShortCuts project. Today I'd like to show you this matchbook card. I used the ShortCuts clear sheet to make this project.

Clear Sheet-ShortCuts
Paper-Kaiser Paper
Ribbon tags Labels 1-Nesties
Felt Flowers-$1 store

Monday, May 11, 2009

The game of tag is over!

Today is the day that you get to see all the cards the ShortCuts and Sheetload girls created in our game of tag! Alicia started with a card and sent it to me. I then used her card as inspiration for mine, then it was sent to the next girl on the list. I gave you a sneak peek last week now you get to see the whole card. And you can see the whole chain from start to finish here. Check it out, it's amazing how the card evolved!!

To see the whole set of cards visit Alicia's Blog. The cards are gorgeous!

Clear card-ShortCuts
Scallop flower and leaves-Spellbinders Nesties
Cuttlebug Swissdots
Stamps Alpha-CTMH

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hey Hottie!

Another sneak peek of a new set of Miss Anya. This is Shine from Rain, Snow and Shine. She is one of 3 in the set. To see more of my cards using this set stop by here.
I thought I'd try and make a sort of beach scene card. So I used a scallop die for the sun, stitched the "sand" and threw in some flowers!! LOL. Everything is chalked and inked. I love the look of chalking/inking the edges and of course stitiching!!

Card Tag

Remember playing tag as a child? I know I do. I was a fast runner (being tallest the kid) and so it meant no one really tried to catch me! But size doesn't matter when your on-line. LOL. So I joined a game of tag with my fellow ShortCuts and Sheetload design team.
The rules are easy, you get an email with a card, you make your version of the card and then send it to the next person on the list. I can't wait to see how the card has evolved. Here's a sneak peek at my card!
Here are the rest of the "Tag" team
1 - Alicia - Completed
2 - Melyssa C (Me) - Completed
3 - Lisa M - Completed
4 - Joy S - Completed
5 - Denise W - Completed
6 - Heather S - In Progress
7 - Ann S

Thursday, May 7, 2009

ShortCuts Hello flower card

Good morning folks. I hope your week is going great. Mine has been....well interesting. I have a couple of announcements I'll be making in the next week or so. For now I get to show you a new card. I couldn't wait to post this card! Using ShortCuts clear cards have changed my way of card making. I know you can make cards with layers and using pop dots to add dimension but a plain card just can't give you the depth like clear cards can!! Take these flowers for example, don't they look like they are inbetween fields?

Michael's had a sale on adhesive backed felf so I grabbed a bunch of colours. I knew I wanted to make my own felt flowers and the fact they all ready had adhesive was a bonus!!! Then I just ran them through my Big Shot with a Sizzix flower die. It works perfectly!! Then I added the yellow promo flower and buttons and there ya go a field of flowers. Well if you can call two flowers a "field" that is. LOL

Clear card blank-ShortCuts
Felt flowers-Michaels Felt and Sizzix Die
Paper-Making Memories-Chloe's Closet

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Your turn to shine shaped card

What a fun little card I have for you today. I was flipping through Creating Keepsakes June 2009 issue yesterday when I saw an add for Melissa Francis. It was a scrapbook page with a giant circus tent on it and I thought "hey I have the new stamp set "Showtime" from The Greeting Farm that's perfect for a this. I think I'll make a tent card". And well here you go, my version of that inspiration.

Aren't the pattern papers cute?? I just love them!! They are the new line of papers from The Greeting Farm called "Sunny Glen" paper pack. They are a double sided 6x6 pack of paper (48 sheets in total). You have to check them out for yourself!!

Just incase you love it to and want to make it yourself I made a *template for you!!

*Just so you know I made this card on a sheet of 12x12 cardstock, but the template is made to fit on an 8.5x11 sheet. I don't know about you but I don't have a giant printer and wouldn't be able to print anything larger than letter size (8.5x11). Sorry it's not to scale of my original card.

Here's my template file.
Showtime stamps-The Greeting Farm
Sunny Glen paper pack-The Greeting Farm
Pantone/Prisma markers

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sneak Peeks of Miss Anya's Rain, Snow and Shine

Isn't Miss Anya cute with her rubber boots and umbrella. I think any card with her on it will brighten anyone's day. Even a rainy day!!

I know it's to early for winter cards but Miss Anya with her ear muffs is just to cute not to make a card with. This paper just screamed "vintage" to me so I helped the look along with some Distress ink. And Sweet Miss Daisy's style of making snowflakes. I don't think I'll be able to make a plain snowflake again!! LOL

See I just love "Snow Anya" she's just too cute. Even with the hot spring days I'm happily making winter cards with Anya as my muse!! These colours are my favorite winter colours and again Miss Daisy style snowflake adorns the card.

These stamps will be available at The Greeting Farm May 15.

Stamps-MISS ANYA's: Rain, Snow, Shine-The Greeting Farm
Happy Holidays card-snowflake paper-Chatterbox
Let it snow-Daisy D's
a little something-Making Memories-Chloe's Closet

Saturday, May 2, 2009

ShortCuts and Cuttlebug blog Challenge

ShortCuts has teamed up with the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog's Spa Retreat Weekend Celebration, in honor of National Scrapbooking Day, to bring you a special May Project "From the Kitchen".

I gave you a sneak peek of the project I created for ShortCuts and Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. Now do you want to see the whole project?? Well wait no longer cause here it is... A carmel apple gift set

The challege was to create a project that included ShortCuts products, Cuttlebug products and it had to be a "gift from the kitchen". And since it's teacher appreciation week what better gift could you give a teacher than an apple? LOL

Do you want to recreate this apple gift card? Cuttlebug Challenge Blog has the tutorial and FREE downloads. (the apple template and an apple cutting file).

Discount offer…
Place an order at ShortCuts’ Online Store before May 10th, spend over $5.00 and receive 15% off your order!! Just use the discount code “NSD15” during your check out! *discount is off product only, not shipping/handling)
Clear Sheet (pillow box) and Gift Card holder-ShortCuts
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
K&Company paper
Prima Flowers
Cardstock and ink-CTMH
Spellbinders ribbon tags
Vintage Photo distressing ink-Ranger

Friday, May 1, 2009

ShortCuts Inspiration Challange

Happy May 1st everyone!! A new month means a new theme for ShortCuts and this months theme is FLOWERS after all April showers brings May flowers. I have to admit flowers are not my favorite embellishment but I do have some pretty neat cards to show you using ShortCuts clear and frosted cards. Here is my first card, it also was inspired a bed spread!! That was the extra "twist" to the theme for this month.

Wanna win some ShortCuts goodies?? All you have to do is use this bedding as your inspiration for your creation and link it to ShortCuts Blog. How easy is that!!
What's the prize?? Well let me tell ya... it's awesome!!
Grand Prize: $20 Gift Certificate to the ShortCuts Online Store!!
Runner-Up: $10 Gift Certificate to the ShortCuts Online Store!!
Honorable Mentions: ShortCuts Sampler Pack (includes samples of all of our products)

Frosted Card Blank-ShortCuts
Geisha stamp-The Greeting Farm
Paper-Making Memories

ShortCuts 3D Friday Candy Kabob box

Well it's Friday and the first day of May! Wow where is the time going??
I'm really excitied to show you todays 3D project. ShortCuts full clear sheet is the best thing to use when making clear projects you want to stand on their own. They are crystal clear and easy to use. And I added a pictorial tutorial for you incase you want to try one. The clear case is perfect for making the kabob a gift and makes carrying it easy!

Clear full sheet-ShortCuts
Label 4-Spellbinders
Sentiment-Daisy Bucket