Sunday, 28 February 2010

rain man tag

A quick project to share! I quite like how the colours of this tag came out. First I stamped the rain man in black ink and used clear ep overtop. Then I used my SU canvas stamp with not quite navy ink. I inked the edges with black and added some tea dye ink in the middle.

The men's hockey GOLD MEDAL game is today! GOOOO CANADA! I can't wait!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

altered mini box

I love saving all sorts of tiny boxes to create cute little projects like this. I found this one in a hotel! It is one of those little complimentary sewing kits. I unfolded the box and glued some 7 gypsies pattern paper on it. After re-assembling it I sponged the edges with tea dye distress ink. You cant really tell in the photo but the box has a really cool shape. It comes to a point at the top and is wider in the middle. i just love how this turned out! I think I will keep it on my desk for a while. The paper is my favourite part. So cute!
This ribbon was originally black and white. I used my tea dye re-inker and painted it with an ink/water solution. I cut out the tiny tag with a cuttlebug die.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

happiness card

I made this card using this week's 2S4Y sketch layout. As always, it is very cute and easy to work with. I hope you like my creation!
I used a grungeboard oval bookplate and simply distressed it with some tea dye ink and black ink. Behind that is some vintage dictionary text. The red pattern paper I used is from the Old World Stack available at Michaels.

Instead of using a scallop on the edge I decided to try my SU round tab punch. I like how this turned out. I stamped the word "happiness" using my office policy collage press stamp set. Please let me know what you think of my card!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

First Online Order!

As you may know I am planning a bird mini album and I really wanted to do a bit of a birdcage theme. I do not currently have any birdcage stamps and all the pattern paper I find doesn't really go with my vision. This Basic Grey set (Pocelain Aviary) is retired as far as I know (because it is not on the Basic Grey site) and I have not seen it in stores for a long time. I did see it once some place and have since regretted not buying it. Anyway, this dilema has led me to my first online order! I see all these Ebay hauls and people ordering from different sites and the idea of recieving mail just seems so great! I bought this set on www.tuscanrose.com. I only ordered it a few days ago and have not yet recieved it so the wait is painful. I am very excited! I have been working on an awesome thick 6x6 mini album and I cannot wait to finish! I still need to print more pictures and find some time so it could be a while before you see it. I am hoping to make a video about it too. Stay tuned for more!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Michaels and Scrapbook Central haul

I posted this video on Youtube yesterday! I would be doing alot more videos but I dont have an editing program on my computer. I like to cut out the parts I dont need and everything. I will see how it goes. Anyway, I hope you like my haul!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are a couple of my mini cards and one small altered item! I hope you like them. Tim Holtz School Desk set used for the background, little lady bug stamp from Stampin Up.
Tim Holtz Mini Muse bingo card stamp, charm hanging from eyelet.
This was one of those individual tea bag boxes. I unfolded it, covered it in paper and re-assembled it.

Friday, 12 February 2010

goodbye for now my friend

So earlier this year I had mentioned how my friend Cassandra had an exchange student here for 3 months. Anna lives in Spain and it is now Cassandra's turn to go there. She left just yesterday and it seems really weird that she wont be here for everything we do. I wrote her a letter to read on the plane and included this bookmark. I hope she remembers we are here for her whenever she looks at it. On the front is a picture of Cassie, Kirsten and I because we are her closest friends. This photo doubles as a pocket and inside is a small tag. I did alot of distressing on this using tools, ink and white paint. On the back is some wrinkled up dictionary paper.
Here I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I felt really applied to the situation. It was so perfect! I stamped it in black and used some clear embossing powder.
I hand cut this wing from chipboard, glued on some dictionary paper, gave it a light coat of brownish paint and added some white on top.
I used a giant coloured safety pin and tied on a little shell charm.
Here I used Stampin Up's label punch. I distressed it with ink and paint.
This is the tag behind the photo. I covered it with a piece of spain map. Tarragona is where Anna lives so I used a small circle stamp to make it stand out.

Monday, 8 February 2010

love letter

Another little 3x2 card! The adorable stamp frame is one of my favourite new dies from Sizzix! I bought it for half price at Michael's a few weeks ago along with the film strip one. They work great in the cuttlebug which I love too.
Here I just die cut some white chipboard and added some ink. Super easy and pretty. I stamped the ticket and cut it out. The awesome "love" bingo card is a rub-on from Maya Road.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Valentine's mini card

Here is the first of many little Valentine's cards. To make the adorable evelope I just scored and folded a tag. you can see how I did it better in the next photo. I attached a little bug charm to the paper clip and added some ribbon.
I used my DYMO label maker to write "love bug" and the cute ladybug stamp is from Stampin Up. I also used the Tim Holtz School Desk set on the tag.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Dec. Staff Challenge

I made this layout for the December Staff Challenge at work but of course forgot to photograph it before dropping it off! better late than never... speaking of late I have my October one to post soon too! oops... I will probably do some journaling on this page to explain the signifigance of this photo. maybe use some paint to make lines then write overtop?
I used an oval bling to highlight the focus of the photo. It adds a cute touch.
Some flowers and a die-cut finish the page. It was part of the challenge to use the snowflake you see here. They came in a strand like ribon but I cut it apart to just use one.

Monday, 1 February 2010

valentines' day cards

First of all I cannot believe it is already February! Luckily I am now done my exams and have started all new classes. I am looking forward to the new term. I hope to get back into regular blogging but no promises. You will be happy to hear I have several projects I am working on. I have two new layouts ready to be posted, I'm working on an awesome thick mini album and of course there will be many Valentine's cards! Here is a peek at what I have been up to lately. I just love how all the colours of the cards coordinate so I had to snap a couple photos of them together. The cards are all 3x2 inches and were very quick and fun to create.

I hope you like them so far! I will be back soon to show you individual cards and close ups!