Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Blog Header

I have been wanting to change my blog header for some time, but just didn't know where to start. I happened to go to fellow consultant Tresa Black's blog on the weekend and found some great tutorials on doing exactly that. Check them out here!

Thank you Tresa! I now love my blog header.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Card Sets for Local Bazaar

I am donating items to a local Senior's Home for their bazaar which is being held in November. Here are some of the cards sets that I have already completed and I will post more as I get them done. I am packaging the cards with envelopes in sets of four in these great clear boxes from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I absolutely love these little boxes as they are perfect to slip your cards into after completion to keep them safe, they are great for storing cards and they provide a beautiful way to present embellished cards or sets of cards.
I tried to keep the card styles simple and easy to make (especially when making so many multiples) and as inexpensively as possible to keep the sets at a reasonable cost. These first cards used a great stamp set from House Mouse. Love these little guys. I coloured them simply (no shading) with Copics and mounted on black and white cardstock bases.

I totally CASE'd this next card by Lisa Johnson at PTI.

And here is a sample of what they look like in their clear boxes.

Supplies - All cards are standard A2 size
House Mouse cards - Paper - Black & White cardstock; Stamps - Birthday Cupcake (House-Mouse), Piece of Cake (CTMH); Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics;
Thank you Cards - Paper - Magnifique, Kraft & Colonial White cardstock (CTMH); Stamps - Circle of Love (CTMH), Say It In Style (Waltzing Mouse); Inks - Pacifica, Chocolate & Lagoon (CTMH), Memento Tuxedo Black; Other - Hemp, Spellbinders labels 4

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just For Fun - Attack of the Killer Apples

I have been working diligently on items that I am donating to an upcoming bazaar at a Seniors Residence so I haven't got anything new to show you today. I will post pics of the card sets I am making for the bazaar when I get the chance.

A friend posted this video on Facebook that I wanted to share - too cute!

Monday, October 3, 2011

World Card Making Day Challenge - Cartoon Inspired

In honor of World Card Making Day (which was Saturday October 1st - I'm just a few days late), Flourishes is hosting a fun challenge (FLLCWCMD11). Create a card using your favourite cartoon character as inspiration. I chose Donald Duck, one of my favourite cartoons when I was a child, for my colour scheme on this clean and simple card. I used Card Patterns Sketch 135 as my layout inspiration.

Supplies - Card size - 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Paper - You Rock (CTMH - retired), Outdoor Denim CS (CTMH), Neenah Solar White CS
Stamps - Mix 'n' Mugs (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories - Bakers twine (May Arts), Buttons (CTMH)
Other - corner rounder