Monday, October 27, 2008

It's Christmas Time...

Okay, when I came across the template for these fabulous stocking stuffer's I just couldn't resist giving them ago. They are designed by Lauren Meader. Aren't they just the cutest? I can see that between now and Christmas I'm going to be busy making many more and filling them all with lots of fabulous Christmas goodies.

Stampin' Supplies; Stamp Set -Party Punch (Hostess Set), Ink - Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Cardstock - Real Red, Old Olive, Kraft, Designer Paper - Dashing, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Other - Green Fibres

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tis the Season...

I haven't had a lot of time this past week to sit down and stamp, so I was wrapped to get some time today to make a start on my Christmas cards (normally I'm still making them a week before Christmas). The card is one that I have cased, although have altered slightly and the 'Christmas Globe' I saw in the current US/CAN Holiday 08 Mini Catalogue. I decided to attempt my own version using the 1-3/8" circle punch. I have to say I'm thrilled with the results.

Stampin' Supplies;

Card; Stamp Set -Merry Merry, Many Merry Messages, Ink - Real Red, Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Horizontal Slot Punch, Versamark, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Christmas Globe Designer Paper - Wintergreen, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Other - Ruler, Stylus

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy 42nd Wedding Anniversary...

My mother in-law Olive, absolutely loves this 'Stipple Rose' stamp. I have used it here on her and Peter's Anniversary Card. They have been married for 42 years. It doesn't seem like 2 years ago that they celebrated their Ruby Anniversary. Where does time go?

The rose image has been stamped on water colour paper using black stazon and then coloured using Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen / Aqua Painter. I then re stamped the image a couple more times on water colour paper, coloured as above and cut out portions of the rose head and adhered to the main image using pop up glue dots for a 3D effect.

Stampin' Supplies; Stamp Set -Stipple Rose, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Paisley Background, Ink - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Pad, Black Stazon, Cardstock - Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Water Colour Paper, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Pop Up Glue Dots, Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Sponge, Crop-a-dile, Ruby Red Brad, Word Window Punch

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Welcome Little one...

Here is the card we created on Monday afternoon. Although a really simple layout, this card shows how easily you can co ordinate your projects using the stamp sets available through 'Stampin' Up!' designed to work with the punches . The baby sentiment from the 'Lovely Labels' set was stamped in 'Apricot Appeal' on 'Very Vanilla' cardstock, then punched out using the 1-3/8" circle punch. This was then adhered to the scalloped circle and popped up on dimensionals.

Stampin Supplies; Stamp Set -Lovely Labels, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Nursery Necessities, Ink - Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock - Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Mat Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Get Well Wishes...

This is the card that I made for one of the ladies in our card group. She is such a fantastic women whom we have to be grateful to as she and her husband do so much for our group. Unfortunately she hasn't been feeling well for a short while and this past week ended out in hospital. Connor and I stopped in to see her last night and dropped off the card that was full of 'get well wishes' and 'kind thoughts' from all the ladies at cards. Although it's not your usual 'Get Well Card', the stamp set, Touch of Nature, is one of her favorite sets.

Stampin Supplies; Stamp Set -Touch of Nature, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Ink - Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad, Cardstock - Blue Bayou, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Water Colour Paper, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardwear, Aqua Painter, Stamping Sponge

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Connor's Big Day Out...

Sorry, no card tonight although I do have a couple which I'll post over the next few days. Instead I thought that I would share a couple of pictures from Connor's big day out. As mentioned in my previous post we surprised him with a trip on the Kingston Flyer for his birthday which turned out a real hit. The day entailed a trip from Kingston to Fairlight and return on board 'Thomas the Tank Engine', a magic show and lollie scramble.

Connor and his Dad standing in front of 'Thomas the Tank Engine'.

Waiting patiently for the 'Thomas' to pull out of the station.

Looking a little bit more relaxed and daring on the return trip from Fairlight to Kingston.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Thomas The Tank Engine...

Three years ago today our darling son Connor was born, now three years on everything is 'Thomas, Thomas and more Thomas'. It amazes me how he can rattle off all the Thomas characters, so I thought it was on fitting that his birthday card feature Henry, the number 3 engine.

Friends of Thomas is running this weekend so as a birthday surprise we are taking him for a ride on the Kingston Flyer, where he'll be able to have his photo taken with the Fat Controller. It should be a fun day out and one to remember.

Stampin Supplies; Stamp Set -Like it a Latte, Family Phrases, Ink - Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Cardstock - Blue Bayou, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Accessories - Snail Adhesive, River Rock Double Stitched Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Pop Up Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Other - Provo Craft Stickers