Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Birthday Beauty

Made this card for my sister and mailed it 2 weeks ago, so hopefully she has already seen it in her hands before seeing it here. :P

my little bunny friend

My new bunny friend. Yes this cottontail is living in my yard. It is hardly big enough to fit in two hands and it is so fast. Sorry the picture is so far away. But I think if I got any closer the bunny wouldn't be in picture at all. S/he kept me amused all weekend.

Tri-fold cards

I had to try out my new circle stamps from Art Warehouse as seen here and here. The outer swirl, inner forever, and the journaling spot are from these two sets by limited edition rubber stamps. Found them in Squamish, BC on my recent trip with the girls from work at a local scrapbooking store. The owner was a sweetheart. I was so pleased with the store, I only wish it were closer. Hmm, maybe I need monthly trips to Whistler and Squamish? Loved the fact that I found new, not seen before stamps!!

This circle quote stamps is from the Creating Keepsakes monthly kit from May by Ali Edwards. The flower stamp is Stampin Up. Cardstock is from my stash and also SU.

happiness is scallops!!

Happiness is scallops!! Seriously!!
SU and Bazzill cardstock, SU classic ink, SU gingham, sheer ribbon, ribbon (striped) unknown, stickles glitter, Cuttlebug embossed paper from my friend Cindy *grin*, SU- Oval punches and flower punch, SU- retired set Mixed Bouquet *sniff I am going to miss this set*, large brad- unknown.

Junkitz Card kit

Bought this Junkitz card kit from a local store Scrapbook City in January on sale. Was sold as an autumn card set. In celebration of the new SU "Fall/Winter" catalog, I went ahead and put them together this long weekend. I was pleased that I had enough scraps to do some other cards, see below. he, he. Okay, so nine other cards. *grin* That doesn't include these!

Card kit scraps

So once I got on a roll this weekend, I really got on a roll. I played for 3 days. I watched movies and I played with my stamps. I pulled stamps out that hadn't seen the light of day in years. It was fantastic!! I am excited by these because they are masculine and that doesn't occur often enough when I pull out my stuff to stamp. I am quite pleased with them overall. And pleased that I used my scraps. Seriously only minuscule amounts of patterned paper survived from this kit.

friend layout

12 x12 page that I did this weekend of one of my favourite photos of my friend and I. I still need to do the journaling which I am planning to hand write in the top left hand side by the swirl. Have my favourite Staedler pens picked, just need to sit down and do it.

Bazzill and SU cardstock, Basic grey patterned paper, Sandylion rubons, Technique Tuesday chipboard, SU ink, stamps- alphabet unknown at the moment, will have to look them up at home.

Happy long weekend

Happy belated Canada Day, and Happy 4th of July. As an American living in Canada I get to celebrate both holidays. Whoo hoo. My long weekend off was a nice one full of crafting and dvd's. I will be posting my latest creations shortly. I hope that you all have a great week with your loved ones where ever you are.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Quick trip to Whistler

Went with some girls from work to Whistler for a quick 2 day trip last week on my days off. It was a good time. We rented a condo and it had its own hot tub on the deck. Went for a nice leisurely walk, did some shopping, and some fine dining. During said fine dining I deleted all my nice pictures from our lovely walk. :( I was so bummed. Oh well, now I know how that part of my camera functions. The pics from the rest of the trip aren't as nice as the ones I deleted. *Sigh*