Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Hi everyone...I will be MIA for a while...hopefully not too long though. My computer at home has been infected with a virus, so I am unable to access the Internet there (which means I can't post any of the cards that I've been making to here). I'm hoping to get it cleaned up soon, and once it is, I will be back to post everything that I've been making!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Check out...

Some new cards that I made last night at a card class at the Pickle. Pauline, the talented instructor, came up with these ideas for sympathy cards and I really liked how the turned out. These cards are simple yet really elegant looking.

Also, you need to check out Jacquie's blog as she is giving away some really cute blog candy in honour of reaching over 10,000 hits!! You only have until February 16th to enter, so hurry over there for your chance to win!!

And don't forget to check out The Card Grotto as Michelle is giving away some really cute Easter inspired blog candy in honour of reaching over 100,000 hits!! The draw closes on February 17th, so make sure to stop by and check it out!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thank you!!

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to my Bella Sistah Janet for the latest package of goodies that I received from her!! It was so nice to come home today to some happy mail!! Included in the package was a super cute card with Topiarybella on it, a Gardenia Greenthumb stamp from Stamping Bella, a Tinkerbell mouse pad (love it), a Copic marker, a cuttlebug folder, and lots of embellishments!! Thanks so much Janet...I can't wait to play with my new goodies!!

I also wanted to share a card with you that I made tonight. I've had this digi stamp (Alice Anya) from The Greeting Farm for about a week now and finally decided on what to do with it. I coloured it in with my Towmbows, used my label nestabilites, Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, added some paper from Basic Grey (Urban Prairie) and popped it up on some cardstock from Stampin' Up (I can't remember if it's from the newest in-colours or if it is from last year's in-colours). I also added some flowers (some of the embellishments that I received today from my Bella Sistah) and added some green baubles from Stamping Bella as the flower centers. I think it turned out cute and I can't wait to use this image again!!

Hope everyone has a great night!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Birthday cards!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Where did the weekend go?? It feels like it flew by so fast!! I have a couple of birthday cards that I made earlier this week that I want to share with you and a project that I made yesterday while attending a block class!!

The first card is one that I made for my niece...she just turned 14 this past week (where does the time go? I can still remember when she was just a baby)!! I stamped out an image for the You Take The Cake set and coloured it in with my Tombows. I added some glossy accents onto the polka dots on the dress and some stickles to the flames on the candles. I also used my label nestabilites and my swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder. The patterned paper is from the Bittersweet line by Basic Grey and the cardstock is from Papertrey Ink (White, Sweet Blush, and Dark Chocolate). I popped up the image and added some copper baubles from Stamping Bella to finish off the card.

The second card is one that I made for my sister-in-law...it was her birthday at the end of January but I didn't know about it until last week (sorry!! it's on my calendar now so I won't forget anymore)!! I pretty much followed the same method as the card above except I switched up the patterned paper (from the Urban Prairie line by Basis Grey)and the cardstock (White and Lemon Tart from Papertrey Ink). I again popped up the image, added some clear baubles from Stamping Bella, and some white ribbon that I had lying around. I'm pretty happy with how both of the cards turned out!!

I went to a block class yesterday at a LSS, Crop 'Til You Drop and thought I would share with you what we made. Lania, the talented instructor, came up with the idea for this block class...she's done block classes before but I've never attended them. I really liked the picture that I saw about this class and knew I had to attend it...I like that it's a decoration that can be kept out all winter long. Sorry about the angle of the picture (yes, I was lying down on the floor)...it's the only way that I could see the blocks without showing you what was behind them on the counter (dish soap and cleaning products).

Thanks for stopping by...I'll be back later this week with more creations as I have a card class to attend on Tuesday and I'm hoping to make some Valentine's Day cards sometime this week!! Have a great night everybody!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I've been tagged!!

I've been tagged by my friend Jacquie!! Ok...so..here's the deal:
1. Go to where you keep your pictures, select the 6th folder, and the 6th picture in that folder.
2. Then post it on your blog with an explanation of the story behind the picture.
3. Tag 6 other people to do the same, and make sure you let them know about it!!

I was driving to my mom's house one day after a storm and I happened to look up and see the rainbow...luckily I was carrying my camera that day and I was able to get this shot!! I'll have to think about who the 6 people I'm going to tag are (seeing as a lot of people have been tagged recently).