Friday, February 28, 2014

Oh, Hello!

Happy Friday!  We're beginning day two of our long weekend already!  Today is the day that I will get into my stamp room!  But first, I'll quickly show you a card I made!

This one is very pretty, isn't it?

It's pretty self explanatory, so I won't bore you with any chit chat!  What a nice soft, spring-y card this would be to send to someone 'just because', don't you think?

I am blogging and designing over at today.... click on over to see some more spring-y inspiration!  Leave me some love!

Have a fabulous weekend!  Hope you get some crafting time in!  

xo Anita

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Oh, Happy Day!

No school for us today!  Not due to the weather of course... but our teachers have a Pro D Day, so that means kids and bus drivers have the day off too!  Yay!  No school tomorrow either... also due to a Pro D Day!  So, after a three day work/school week for us, I will hopefully be able to make some cards or get some more scrapbooking done!  One can only hope!

I've got a cute little notecard to show you.  I made a set of these for my husband's grandmother's 89th birthday on Christmas Day.  She loved 'em!

These were just the cutest things when they were done.  They were 4x4, so still plenty of room to write a happy message in to brighten someone's day!  Hope you like 'em too!

That's it for me... with the kiddos home, time is shorter than usual!

xo Anita

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Birthday to You!

So... no more rain... we didn't get that much after all... certainly not enough to melt all our snow.  But we did get ALOT of sunshine and awesome warm temperatures which took care of almost all the snow anyway... so we're all happy here!

I've got another birthday card to show you today!  I really love this one.  It's perfect for that man in your life!  Take a look!

I used Brushed Gold cardstock  and also used Gold EP.  And the other 'golden' idea I had was to colour some rhinestones with my gold Sharpie! Oh, I also used my colour spritzer tool with my gold Sharpie... it worked perfectly!

Here you can see a bit more of the detail.  I really have to do heat embossing more often, it can pack a real punch!  The part of the First Edition DSP I used was all about kangaroos... which is perfect, because my husbands family is from Australia!  I know my father-in-law will really like that!

On this last one I coloured pearls with my gold Sharpie... and I think I like it better than the rhinestones.

Here's one more card that I made... totally different, but using the same stamp set.

This one is really bright and fun in real life.  Well... hope you've enjoyed my cards today.  We'll see you tomorrow!

xo Anita

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

His and Hers Birthday Cards!

Good morning!  Over the weekend here we had some snow... quite a dumping for us... but compared to what the eastern parts of the country have gotten, it was pretty paltry I guess!  My crocuses and daffodils looked VERY CHILLY poking their heads through the snow!  In any event the rain has begun and  the snow should be gone by tonight... tomorrow for sure.  By Friday we will hopefully have about 12 degrees (Celsius!)  Nice!

So, while we wait for that to happen, I'll show you a couple other cards are CASEd.  I made both boy and girl versions of this one.  I used some washi tape on these.. and I can't remember exactly, but I think the solid blue one is from the $ store!  It matched Pacific Point EXACTLY!

This one is actually exactly the same, although I changed the sentiment on it.

Washi tape definitely makes cards pretty quick and easy when you use it!  It sort of felt like I was cheating somehow!  I also used my colour spritzer tool (retired!) to add some subtle interest to the white background.  Instead of the Mosaic Punch, I used the Elegant Butterfly Punch with Gingham Garden DSP.  The washi tape co-ordinates perfectly with it of course!  And to finish it off, I coloured some pearls with a pink Sharpie!  Perfect!

OK, I'll see you tomorrow hopefully with some more card inspiration!

xo Anita

Monday, February 24, 2014

I'm Back!

Yes... after a few weeks hiatus... I am back!  It actually felt sort of nice to just focus on a few other things for awhile.  I was doing some crafting, but not a ton... mostly design team projects.  I do have a lot of cards to show ya'll... ones that I made during the Christmas break of all things!  And the last few days I've finally had some time to really get back into it again, so there are a few more recent ones.  I won't show them all in one post... my computer would probably crash!

Let's get started!

I STILL had some Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Accents from a couple years ago.  I decided to stop hoarding that now was as good a time as any to make some pretty cards and use up some retired cardstock at the same time!  They're pretty simple cards.  Some of them are personalized with a monogram for some of my nieces birthdays.  They all use pretty much the same colour combo and  I used a variety of current and retired supplies, which is pretty much the norm for me anyway!

Check them out!

This one I cased from somewhere, something... but seriously, I made this in the Christmas break, so I couldn't tell you anymore who or what!  To be honest I can't even remember what punch I used for those leaves!  (although it must have been the Build a Blossom punch!) 

This one was for my niece, Anna, who turned three a few weeks ago!  You might think this isn't a very fun card for a three year old... but she's a real little lady!

You can see I'm using up some of my Old Olive grosgrain ribbon too!  That stuff just seems to last forever!  I used my Cloudy Day EF on this one, and it was VERY cute when all was said and done!


Surprise!  (for me!)  This one was for my daughter Carlye who turned 9 in January, but I forgot I even had this till right now.  I totally gave her a way different birthday card!   And there are no other nieces whose names begin with "C".  Oh well, there's always next year!

And this last one was sent off to Katie, another niece, who celebrated a birthday at the beginning of January!

Don't you just love the way they all turned out?  I was pretty pleased with my morning's work!  Yes, these all took me just one morning to make!  That's what happens when you use the same group of supplies to make a lot of different cards... you get efficient!

OK, that's all for me for right now!  I'm going to try to get some more cards up here for you... because believe me... there are plenty!  Seeyou later!

xo Anita

Saturday, February 15, 2014

You Make Life Wonderful - SCIC 75 Sketch Inspiration

OK, so I know Valentines was yesterday, but.... I still wanted to show you what I made for my fabulous hubby!

I used the Stampin' Celebration sketch as my starting off point!  Here it is...

OK, so I know I used embellishments as my back panel.... but that's what inspiration is!

Now it's your turn!  Use the sketch or our photo inspiration from the first of the month, or both if it strikes your fancy... create  something with it and then be sure to link up to our Stampin' Celebration blog so we can check out what you've done!  We love looking at your creations!  And you could have a chance to be this month's Pick of the Party!  Now, for more inspiration, go check out the other DT member's blogs and the Stampin' Celebration blog.... and then get crafting!

Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Krista Jensen - Krista's Stamper Room
Anita Krul - My Paper Chronicles
And.... in other news.... we have a design team call... so definitely make sure you head on over to the Stampin' Celebration blog and check that out!  You could be one of our newest design team members!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Love You to Infinity - SCIC 75

It's another gorgeous day here in the Fraser Valley... and I've got some Stampin' Celebration Inspiration for you!  Here you are...

Here's the inspiration photo for you to get inspired with...

Sorry this is the shortest post ever in blog history.... but somehow this didn't get posted!  I realized this the SECOND I woke up this morning!  It is possibly due to the fact that I am recuperating from having 12 girls racing around my house yesterday for my daughters 9th birthday!

So go check out the other DT members awesome creations!  They never cease to amaze me!

Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Lauri Ingram - Paperville Crafts
Krista Jensen - Krista's Stamper Room
Anita Krul - My Paper Chronicles