Saturday, December 31, 2011

Latest Baby Boy Book

  I heard at the end of last week that my friend's daughter had her baby, a little boy named Calvin. In the same email with that information was the annual invitation to my friend's home, after Christmas. So I got busy on making yet another paper bag book. Here is the result.
His name is Calvin
These are places to add photos
There are many tags to add journaling or photos
I embossed the rabbit on this page
Perhaps add a baby sleeping photo here
Other memories can be added here
I love this page
This is the last page
And this is the bag I made to put it in.
Please add any comment below, I'd really appreciate it.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Minibook Challenge

I was checking out Robyn's My Pink Stamper blog hop and decided that I should take the challenge she offered. However, I started late and felt a little rushed.

I made a mini book using From My Kitchen cartridge to cut out the pages and the covers. I cut out the pages using both cardstock and patterned paper.

So here it is.

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Stephanie Barnard Stamps

I am a member of The Stamps of Life, have been for over a year. That means I get a new stamp set each month. I got the owls2love set and loved the little owl, but wasn't sure what I would do with it. I was checking out the gallery on Stephanie's site and suddenly had the funniest idea for this set.

So after working it a bit, I ended up using 5 of the sets from her collection, and here is the end product...

That large fish is actually the owl's body!

Anyway go check out the site and see if there are any stamps you like. They are very reasonably priced, and fun to use.

Happy Hallowe'en (A tribute to Steve Jobs)

Although this isn't a card, book or scrapbook page, it is something created by me.

My friend Vanessa came up with the idea to be an iPod for Hallowe'en, so we scavenged what we could in the art room at the school. We came up with felt, a sheet, some mactac paper, clear page protectors, some apple sauce cups, some grey material and from the gym we borrowed a couple of skipping ropes.

I got to work on my sewing machine, with just an idea in my head, and this is the end result.

We used the skipping ropes as the ear phones, that was probably the hardest thing to figure out!

You can see them here as Vanessa is holding them up while I am rocking out!!

We shall be wearing these at our schools, and then we are thinking it would be a great idea to go to the Apple store in the Eaton Centre.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hallowe'en Cards

I had such a difficult time with my Cricut today.  All I wanted to do was make some cards for the kids at school using the Hallowe'en cartridge, but even after changing the blade, it still refused to cut properly, either ripping the paper, of getting small pieces stuck under the blade, or the paper slipping off the mat.

So I ended up using another cartridge, and still had trouble.  So I didn't get as many finished as I had planned.  I think the rest will be stamped.

Anyway here are the results today, not the best, but the best of what I did manage to save.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Christmas in August!

I was inspired from the Christmas card workshop I attended last week, to get some cards made for the jolly season.  I got new stamps from Stampin'Up, one of which is the cutest little girl pulling a sled with a tree.
Greeting Card Kids stamps from Stampin'Up!

I can't find the label for this stamp, if you recognise it, let me know. The greens don't show in this photo, they are better in real life.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Marilyn's Book

I decided that on my latest trip home to England, I'd make my cousin Marilyn a book.  She crafts as well as sews.  She is a seamstress extraordinaire.  I showed it first to her mother, and her reaction was what I had hoped, and knew that her daughter would have a similar reaction. Below is the book.
The Box

Back Page

Page 15 A creative mess is better than tidy idleness

Page 14 Behind every sewer is a huge pile of fabric

Page 13 There is no such thing as screw-ups in sewing. There's only design opportunities.

Page 12 Sewing and crafts fill my days.... not to mention the living room, bedroom and closet

Page 11 Dull women have neat sewing rooms

Page 10

Page 9 Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry

Page 8 Sewing forever, housework whenever

Page 7

Page 6 Memories are stitched with love

Page 5 Love is the thread that binds us

Page 4

Page 3 Just as cute as a button

Page 2 Friendships are sewn one stitch at a time

Front Page

Monday, May 23, 2011

Woo Hoo!

I was talking to a friend of mine a while ago, about the 4 blogs that I own.  I have a general life one, a dating one, a card one, and a scrapbook one.  I also used to have another one where I sold cards that I made, but I deleted that one a while ago.  I was saying that it sometimes becomes crazy trying to keep them up, only to not post in months on one or the others.

So imagine my joy just a few minutes ago, when I googled, "How do I merge my blogs?" and it came up with a simple answer!

So now my general and dating ones are merged and my card and scrapbook ones are merged also. Now if you are interested in my general life stuff, you also get to read about my dating life! (Well you would if there was one!)  And now my craft stuff is altogether, as it should be.

So go ahead, check out my blogs.

Flashback Friday

I am adding this card here, to participate in a Flashback Friday challenge. The challenge is to post the first wedding card you made.  Well I have made a few, but I think this is the first one that I photographed.  I didn't post it here at the time as it is for my secret pal, who I have been sending cards to for the past few months.  If she sees it now, she will know it is me!

Anyway, this card was made in November 2010.  I used the "Stretch You Imagination" Cricut Cartridge.

There is another one that I made in 2009, but I only have this picture of it, and it is a copy of the original wedding card, but sent as an anniversary card.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

My first class ever!

Today I tried out a class at Bizzy B.  It was Glazed Metal Effects by Jenn Starr.  The day started out well with getting my choice of colour on the canvas, but then I had to emboss so much tin that my hands and shoulders hurt!!
After a very long time I finished and began inking up a storm.  Unfortunately I felt as though I had no idea what I was doing, but in the end it all turned out.  No one finished the project, so I didn't feel too bad.  Later, at home in the evening, I decided to see if I could get one canvas done.  I didn't like the colours I chose on my metal, so I used some alcohol inks and they turned out wonderful.
Here are the finished products, however, the blue one feels unfinished, so hopefully I will figure that out soon.
 This one is Jenn Starr's creations.

 This is my first one, it says Dream.
The blue on says Live and Love.

The blue one feels a little disconnected somehow.
Let me know what you think.