Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Wishes ... for me!!

Hi everyone, today I wanted to share with you the Birthday card my Mother made for me. 

My birthday is in a couple of days but my Mother came down this past week for an early visit. We had such a great time together, we attended two scrapbooking garage sales and had a blast.

She ran a piece of Lilac cardstock with the Swiss Dots folder through her Cuttlebug for the background.

She then stamped the main image on white cardstock and used her Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large and Classic Oval Large along with some popdots and attached it to the card.

Thanks Mom you're the best and what a great job you did on my card.... truly made with love.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Strawberry Delight

Hi there, just wanted to share with you a card that I made for the LPN on my unit.

She is a great gardener and likes to share her wonderful bounty. This year she gave a bunch of Strawberry plants to a couple of the girls and I.

When I say a bunch of plants.... I really mean about 100+ plants......crazy! So needless to say I'm going to have a huge strawberry patch this year.

So I wanted to make her a Thank you card for a seasons worth of yummy strawberries. This is the card I made using the Cricut Craft Room and the Country Life Cricut cartridge.

To make the base for this card I welded two strawberry shadows together, then cut one extra shadow piece in black to adhere to the front of the card as the shadow for the first layer

I stamped my sentiment on a piece of white cardstock and attached it with a piece of Cherry Divine Twine tied in a bow tucked in behind the stem.

The sentiment is from the Pink By Design Country Living stamp set. It's a must have stamp set that compliments the Country Life Cricut cartridge beautifully.

For the inside of the card I cut the first layer out again but in white and trimmed a bit of it off. Then used VersaFine Satin Red ink and the Say it Sweet stamp set by Pink By Design for my inside sentiment.

I hope she enjoys the card as much as I had fun making it.

I'm also going to post this to Link Up Tuesday at You should head over there and take a good look at all the great projects that people have been up to this past week.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Crafty Capers Garage Sale !!!!

I'm so excited and I can't wait for the 9th annual Crafty Capers Garage Sale.


Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of attending this garage sale.

I always find so many great deals and could fill 10 baskets if Victoria would let no one else to the sale.

This is a picture of me (clear bin in hand) at last years' sale waiting with all the patience in the world as I wanted to tear down the rope and start shopping !!!

It's a great opportunity to find something you've been looking for or wanting and haven't been able to find because it's retired or very popular.

Don't forget to bring lots of cash, as all garage sale items must be paid for in cash.

You can also sell any craft items that you no longer use or are willing to part with. For any items sold you will receive a store win for everyone.

Check out the Crafty Capers site for all the important details.

So don't forget to mark your calendar for Crafty Capers Garage Sale.

Thursday May 24th
5:30 - 8pm
2137C Bowen Rd
Nanaimo BC, Canada



Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sweet Birthday Wishes !!!!

Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made for one of the ladies that I work with.

Yesterday was her birthday and we always celebrate by giving each other a card and of course .......... any excuse to eat cake.

I started by running a piece of teal cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots folder and attached it to the pink card base. I just love this pink and teal cardstock from Recollections.

The main image is a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps called Dessert Piled High.... yummmmm

I colored the image in with my Copics and a few Bic Markers. For an extra little bling I used Glossy Accents for the cherry on top, as well as some Stickles in Crystal.

I put two thin layers behind the main image and then used some popdots for dimension but only for the top half.

"Sweet birthday wishes" comes from the Say It Sweet stamp set from Pink By Design. I have a sweet tooth and this stamp set has a lot of great sentiments for anyone who does.

I used the Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Grommet Tag Die set to cut out and then stamp the sentiment on. I then attached it with some Flower Brads from Recollections that I picked up from Michaels.

I think that everyone should take this advice on their birthday too. I know I do...heeeheee

I used two different stamp sets for the inside of the card. I used the Pink by Design Simply Everything stamp set for the "It's Your Birthday !" and the Inkadinkado Eat Cupcakes set.

I will be posting some more birthday cards soon... May is such a busy birthday month.

I will also be LINKING UP to Pink Cricut this week.

Link Up Tuesday gives you the chance to link a project that you've been working on and see what everyone has been up to in the past week.

You should stop by and take a look, get some inspiration and there's even a chance to win a Memory Box Family Ties Die.

Thanks to Sarah Hamer (from Pink Cricut) for the chance to win such a great prize.

Pink Cricut

Friday, May 4, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Today I want to share with you a card I made for my Father for his upcoming birthday.

When I was younger, my father and I used to go fishing. I always loved getting my hands in the minnow bucket, I would open it up and stare at all the little minnows swimming around. I have lots of great memories of fishing.

I used grey Recollections Cardstock for the base, added a layer of lime green paper, topped with a blue layer. The blue piece of cardstock is from Momenta Great Outdoors Paper pad and is embossed with fish.

The Sentiment comes from the Pink By Design Simply Everything Stamp set.

The main image of this card is the Wide Mouth Bass by Inkadinkado. I colored the fish in with my Copics and went over the fins with a Sakura Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood for the water and to ink around the edges. Then used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large to cut out the image and green layer.

The inside sentiment comes from the Pink By Design  Spring Has Sprung Stamp set.

The little fish is also from the PBD Simply Everything Stamp set.... isn't he cute.

So here's Fishing my Father a Happy Birthday.