Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sympathy Card for a Boy

Not the easiest card to make. Especially considering this card is for a little boys family. He was the same age as my youngest son which made it feel even closer to home.  I put a lot into this card and it took all afternoon to make.  I really wanted the card to have a soft elegant feel, almost calming. 
 

I created 2 cards and layered them together. 

I punched 2 tags and stamped with SMS Mini Messages.  Then added a little "X"
with my tiny attacher.

This little blue butterfly is so pretty.

The card opened up fully.

Here, I added another butterfly and embossed a paper one.  I also cut out his name and added it above the ribbon.  Out of respect for the family I took the photo before adding his name.  I can assure you it's a beautiful touch.

I wanted the card to be soft if you know what I mean. 

Again, I embossed the butterfly and the paper.

Sympathy cards are never easy.  And they are even harder when it's for a child.  The family is in my thoughts and prayers. 

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

New Baby Card


Welcome New Baby
 
WOOHOO, there's a new baby coming!  My neighbors are welcoming a new baby this summer and I am soooo excited.  Before heading over for a wine and cheese night with a few of our friends I made them a card.  I kept the card masculine as I understand baby on the way is a boy:)
 


I just got these adorable straws from SMS and the they go perfect with the new SMS pinwheel die. 
TH Tiny Tags was a perfect fit for Mini Messages stamp celebrate.


The due date is the 16th so gluing it to the pinwheel die made it more personal. 

Special Delivery stamps set from SMS fit's perfect for the inside.  It's all blinged out to match the front.

To check out Mini Messages or Special Delivery click HERE.  While you are there take a look at some twine, wobbles, bags or straws to inspire your next project!
 
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Friday, April 20, 2012

SMS RELEASE!

NEW STAMPS YAY!  This stamp set is full of awesome GIRLFRIEND stamps.  I tried a sewing theme.  I borrowed this TH Movers and Shapers dress form and cut it on cork.  I added some cheesecloth for a skirt over some pattern paper I trimmed like a dress. 

My GF made this awesome "pin" that fits perfect with the sewing theme.  I picked up these metal bobbins and glued it in place letting the thread trail through the card.  Cool right...

I stamped this sentiment and punched the cardstock and cork.  Then stuck it on this fun fabric ribbon.  Keeping with a sewing theme.

The inside has it's own flare.  I picked up the TH embossing folders with all sewing folders.  I think these 2 stamps pair together pretty well.

It's a girly girl card.

Check out this awesome set and all the rest by clicking HERE.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tim's April Tags

April Tags and yes I have again more than one.  I needed to try some different stuff to get the same or as close to as I can.  In all I created 3 Tags suing the "stamp" Tim used, dictionary paper and SU printed paper.  What I don't have (most of it) I borrowed and used what I have...but mostly we shared.  We used the crown from the movers and shapers.  A little on the big side but hey, it got the look.  For each crown I made it slightly different. 

The first tag is done the with same stamp Tim uses and lucky my my GF owns it.  The effect when stamping is a more washed and worn look.  This crown has champagne glitter glue.

 This tag has the dictionary paper.  The paper is thinner and when embossed it does OK.  It takes the ink well also.  This crown is coated in Dazzling Diamonds.

My GF and I did buy the metal charms and split the cost. 
  The final tag uses the Stampin Up printed paper.  This thick card stock took the embossing well and made the inks look deeper.  This crown has the little pearls on top. 

All 3 are very similar looking.  It's great to use what you have, share what you don't and try different things you have on hand.

I hope this inspires you to use what you have on hand and borrow what you don't I brought what I could and we shared it all. 

HAPPY EASTER:)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Winners, Winners, Winners...

Geez, I don't know how you all put up with me.  I'm so delayed in picking the winners from the All Things Altered Blog Hop!  But, kids are back in school after Spring Break, I've done some spring cleaning and a little personal heartache has been worked through...for now.  Enough about me...

Here are the 2 Peeps that my computer picked...

Winner of the Tim Holtz Die is...

OMG Nicole! I don't even know where to start on telling you how amazing this project is!! This is such a fabulously inspiring cork board and I can't imagine how much time you spent on making this! I soooo love that umbrella man! Every time you use him on a project you make me want to buy him! All the techniques are sooo awesome! Love the seasonal tags too! I can't wait to see them all in detail! (I'm going to go pop over to Tim's blog and give you a shout out! You totally deserve some recognition!) Not like he's my bff or anything, but he might read my comment and be curious! lol

Winner of your choice of 2 Redonkulous Images is...

Finally I have to say your post is AMAZING... I love love love your tags... great idea altering the cork board!!! Great hop so far

Thank you to everyone that Hopped in and enjoyed my project.  I don't do a lot of giveaways, but I am "collecting" for a big one coming up in the "not" so distant future!  I realize this little teaser is completely "underwhelming"! 

Really...whats with me and the "quotes" today! 

Cheers

Monday, April 2, 2012

Instagram Monday and a lesson

My Instagram Week(end)

It's the end of Spring Break and we took the kids on an adventure.  An almost 4 hour drive south in blustery winds (very common in S. Alberta) and we finally reach our destination, Writing on Stone Provincial Park.  In all there were over 250 photos taken over the 3 day adventure and these are some of my favorites!

As always (OK so since the summer) my Super Hero Mickey guides the way and takes on the bugs.  We have our little Canadian flag to warn the Americans while traveling south that we have no idea where we are. 

As we travel, everyone has their own space to stretch out.  My daughter, having just woken up from her evening nap (she was working during her Spring Break) was quick to make sure she hid before the shutter clicked.  Me and my 3...

My beloved 2nd home, my 31ft motorhome nestled along the Hoodoo's.  This motorhome has taken us far and kept us safe.  It's been through countless US National Parks, 7 (for now) States, 2 Provinces.  It's been to Vegas twice, Disneyland, Grand Canyon, climbed to over 12,000ft and below sea level. 

The Milk River runs through the park.  We took a 2.5KM walk to view the carvings dated over 130 years ago by the Blackfoot Indians.  They depict Bison, bear claws and a great battle between tribes.  It was amazing. 

As the sun goes down my oldest son and our adventures, tired puppy run the path along the top of the Hoodoo's.

My youngest has just discovered on his own the erosion process the Hoodoo's.  The constant wind and weather break down the softer earth exposing the harder sandstone.  In one of the holes he found it full of sand.  After explaining this process so many times over the years it was great to see him experience it like this.

Above the Coulee the plains are stretched out.  Here I caught the sun just setting.  In a few months these fields will be waves of golden wheat.

My beautiful family heading back down the path to the campground and ice cream. 

For almost 10 years we have called this Province home.  We live so close to here and yet have never come.  Always we say we should come and explore but never have.  So, it was great to finally venture into this part of the Alberta Badlands.  Everyone loved it and we walked so many times each day.  

Had we not come we would have missed out on all this.  Now it's off to the next spot to explore in May when the snow has cleared enough.  More of their heritage to discover! 

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