Sunday, December 21, 2008

Pink Scallops

Yesterday's Inspiration Challenge was from maXimio inc. and I chose the pink pillow shown here. I rarely ever use pink so that added to the challenge. I also used the Colour Throwdown which was Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive. By adding the "Lovey Dovey" sentiment I also fit into the challenge over at Our Creative Corner.

I may not be posting very regularily after today since I'll be having a house full of people for Christmas. I hope everyone has a blessed time with their
family and friends in celebrating the Christmas season.

God Bless - JOAN

Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Blues

The Limited Supply Challenge for today was actually called "Holiday Blues".....only using blues for the card - but mine is more wintery than holiday.
I used a sponge again today to make the background with Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze. Oh.... keep glue and glitter from getting onto the words I attached the circle to the scallop, covered it with another circle and then applied the two way glue pen to the scallops. Otherwise I just KNEW I'd get glue on the Baja paper.
The sketch that I used is from over at "Stamp Something". I like this sketch!
Thanks for visiting! Hope you have a great day

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thinking of You

Good Morning:
Here is another card done with this week's colours and the Sketch Challenge for the week. You can't really tell in the photo, but the white paper has been sponged with the Kiwi Kiss and the Baja Breeze.

Off to wrap presents....
Thanks for visiting, have a great day. JOAN

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Challenge Trio

I finally got to some challenges - it's been, like, forever!
The first is today's Colour Challenge...and last weeks' Sketch Challenge. The colours are Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Grey and Not Quite Navy. I hadn't used this stamp set yet and thought I'd better. I love the old fashioned images.

The two star cards are for friends and I used yesterday's New Technique Challenge....using the two tag punches to create the stars. The tutorial for this can star can be found here.

Have great day - JOAN

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Seasonal Cards

Here are three new Seasonal Cards.
The first is for the Colour Challenge and Sketch Challenge from last week. There are snowflakes stamped on the card base but you can barely see them.

The next two cards are ones I did up to send out to people who were at our Christmas Card camp - don't want to send out a card that people have made for themselves! :)

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Casing Amy

Here is a "picture" I cased from Amy. She made a fantastic set of three seasonal pictures which I saw during our Christmas card camp. I loved how she used this "fall" paper for a Christmas background. I like hers a lot better....I'm going to make a second one to go in between a set of mirrors we have in our dinning room for the season.

Thanks for stopping by - JOAN

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekend Ornament Blitz

Here are some ornaments I created using the Trinkets On Board Ornaments Kit, Brads, the Pretties Kit, Chunky and normal glitter and an assortment of beads I have left over from jewelry making. I still have tons of pieces left over, but I'm taking a rest!!
Thanks for stopping by - Have a great day. JOAN

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Christmas Projects

Here are two projects I put together today "in case" we do a technique workshop at the beginning of December.
This first Joy "card" was one of the folds I learned this summer for one of the challenges and I adapted it for Christmas. I've used the "Holiday Treasures" designer Paper and cut only "Joy" out with the Big Shot. It doesn't have to be a card - it can just be a decorative piece for the season.
The gift card holder is another fold that I learned this past year. The first one I made was for a graduation. I've used the "Ski Slope" paper and added more of the stars to the inside of the project.

Finally, a few weeks ago I created this "Advent" hanger using the pieces out of the On Board Trinkets Ornaments from in the Holiday Mini. I'm still learning how to create these in-home decorative items. I never seem to know how to embellish them.

Once I get pictures of Amy's items for the December workshop I'll post them - she's doing a pocket calendar and a paint can.

Thanks for dropping by - Have a stampin' happy day.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Card Camp Cards

Here are the cards we're going to be doing at this weekend's Christmas Card Camp. We're excited to have 42 people cut, cut, cut...

The words for this first card I created were done using the Big Shot.

We created this cute Gingerbread Flip card at a team meeing earlier this fall.

This card was inspired from the card shown on page 43 in the catalgoue.

Amy received this card as a swap at Regionals in October. I love the misty look of it.

I love this Christmas Tree!!!

Amy created this card for a swap earlier this fall with our Team.

Sorry I haven't been around much. I've been preparing for this card camp, getting ready for my son's 20th birthday - I made a memory book for him.

I hope all is well with everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yesterday's Sketch

Here are two cards using yesterday's Sketch Challenge (shown in the thumbnail)

For the snow card I used the Night of Navy Craft ink sealed with clear embossing powder. For short spaces it's easy to use the ink pad with the rollers!!! I used a small piece from the Ski Slope Designer paper and dabbed around the edges of the snowflakes with the Baya Breeze. (Seems an odd name for a colour to use on a "snow" card!)

The second card uses up the last bits of the Flower Power Card Elements Kit.

I'm hoping to delve into some Christmas decorations this afternoon....if I don't delve into a book instead....LOL. I really can't go from sitting to sitting some more!!!!

Hope you have a great day - Thanks for visiting. JOAN

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sitting in the Leaves

Well, we have certainly moved into a different colour scheme! Today's Colour Challenge was - Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Pixie Pink. It was awfully hard fitting the pink in while my mind was thinking about fall leaves.

I embossed the leaves in gold onto velum cardstock and used the blender pen to colour them in.

This card also uses last weeks Sketch Challenge.

Have a pleasant evening! JOAN

Three More

Here are three more creations from the "left overs" from the Flower Power Card Elements Kit.
I used a Sketch Challenge and a Ways to Use It challenge for this first card. The "Ways to Use It" required that a quote of some sort be used on the card. I also used the Big Shot to punch out the flower - I have a bunch of extras punched that I'll have to use up on the remaining cards.

I cut one of the die-cut stickers in half and snipped out the centre for this Thank You card....just for something different to do. I love
this funky little flower shape.

The Hi card is based on this past Weekend Sketch Challenge from Beate.

I may venture away from these papers this afternoon and try today's colour challenge....or just finish up with the scraps. Who knows! I'm a wee bit weary having gone to physio at 7:30 this morning - but I gained another 6 degrees of flex in my knee so that's good. Hope everyone has a wonderful day. JOAN

Monday, October 27, 2008

Flower Power

Good Monday Morning:
Here are some of the cards I created on Saturday. I took out my "Flower Power Card Elements" Kit that I had purchased a while ago - Dutifully I created the three cards that were designed for the kit. Then I decided to use the rest of the materials to make original creations. However, I decided that for each coloured card base, I would have to limit myself to the adhesive die cuts that were used for the original card.

So, here are the other two cards that I created using the Old Olive base. And....wait for it....I finally completed some challenges with these cards. I haven't done a challenge in soooooooo long!!!!!

The Celebrate card is the Sketch Challenge from October 22. It also incorporates the Ways to Use It Challenge by having only one word on the card. I used
my Big Shot and the Naturally Serif die to get the letters for the word.

The Thank You card is the Sketch Challenge from September 16. I liked how I could split up the different pieces of designer paper to make the various sections.

I'll get into the stamping room this afternoon to finish up some more. I had a pretty good weekend.....had a visit from the girls from work - Including Amy! It was good to sit and chat. My daughter and I went to a purse party yesterday, had a great time and spent too much money. But
my husband did tell us to buy something ( I believe his exact words to Allison were "make sure Mom buys a purse") and to have fun. So - we did!

I hope you are all having a wonderful beginning to the final week of October. Happy Stampin' JOAN

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Final Two

Here are the last two projects from Regionals....

It was funny to see three tables full of Big Shots lined up for people to use in order to make this little basket. Talk about your mass production!

The portion of the scrapbook page which was ACTUALLY from Regionals is the smaller Pacific Point section with the "Snow" word. Since I'm in the process of making scrapbooks for the kids I decided I might as well turn that small page into a 12x12 right away; so I dug out some pictures of Grant in snow from 1992. I then used the Big Shot to punch out snowflakes. I'm actually happy with the way it came together. Grant's snowsuit was red and blue so the red strip they included
worked out.

Tomorrow I will hopefully get to something new and original...I have physio though and was wiped out by it yesterday, so we'll see.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you're not getting blown away by the wind!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More From Regionals

Here are three more projects from Regionals this past weekend. (I only have two more to complete)

The little note card set was cute....the "folder" is very simple and the envelopes fit on one side and the notes on the other. I liked adding the little piece of designer paper to the inside flap of the envelopes - kicks them up a knotch!

The ribbon flower was simple! We used the star from the Scandinavian Season set - stamped onto the back of the paper; used a hole punch at the central and outer points of the star and then used
the ribbon to sew up and down. I added an extra layer since I was doing mine at home. The original card had only the designer paper as the front of the card. They also used a different sentiment.

Last for the day is a little gift packet. Simply folded and it's supposed to be closed with dimensionals. Because I'm not using it yet I added a bit of ribbon to a tiny clip. I liked how we used the versa mark with the roller along the bottom of the package and then coloured in sections with the versa mark pen. Again, the star was stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with the aquapainter.

I now have my cards for the Christmas Card Camp posted on our website. Once I get the last two Regional projects finished I can move on to other things.

Hope you're having a great day - Thank you for all the
healing wishes. I'm coming along - getting frustrated at times because I can't move simply, but I'll get stronger!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

One From Regionals

Here is one of the cards that we completed at Regionals this past weekend. It uses watercolour paper using the ink pad and the aqua painter to colour it.

It was fun at Regionals and to see Shelli and some of the people from head office in our little part of the world. A bit uncomfortable sitting for me at times, but we had a good time.

There will be more to come as they get completed. Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Own Limited Supply Challenge.....

Well, I've finally done some stamping, but there's a story here.....The night I had my knee replacement surgery Amy was doing our monthly workshop by herself. I'd cut everything ready for her for the two cards I'd designed. When she came to visit once I got home she dutifully dropped of my box with the left over supplies (yeah, I always cut extra!) And of course no one in the house has taken it to my basement stamping room today I thought I could handle sitting at the diningroom table putting together the extras of one of the designs.
Well....if you've been visiting the blog you can scroll down and see the original card. There was no way I wanted to put together so many extras of that design using the word window punch.
So, I decided to give myself my own personal limited supply challenge. The paper was already cut, I had two inks available, three punches and some dimensionals. I'd already stamped the card base and the sentiment before deciding to change the layout a bit. I was lucky that I didn't run out of adhesive!!!! I can't just run downstairs to grab stuff on a whim right now.

So, that set of cards is done. I now have the challenge of using up the extra pieces of the second design. I won't be doing that tomorrow though because I'm going to the Edmonton Regionals! Can't wait!!!!!!

Can't promise I'll be here everyday - but I'll post when I can. Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last - for a while

I'm not sure that I will have a chance to add another post before Friday - At which point I'm heading to the hospital for my knee replacement and probably won't be back in front of my computer for a while.....or at the stamping table for that matter I guess. I'll have to rig up something to prop my leg up onto under the table. LOL

Anyway - I'm heading to a team meeting tonight where we're swapping cards made with the sets from convention AND a card using the sketch from the card shown on page 91 in the catalogue. We're wanting to show how the ideas in our catalogue can be used with any stamp the "So Kind" creation is my case. I used the priceless stamp set and the new Ski Slope Designer Paper.

The second is a creation I'm not totally thrilled with. I had to use the Ronald MacDonald House Set - "Say it with Scallops. I do like the set, but just had a hard time coming
up with an idea for this card. I guess it would have been easier if I had the stamp set that matched the "hi".

We are back into "summer" mode here in central Alberta and I for one am loving it. Hope all of you are having a fantastic day - I'll try not to stay away too long.