Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend Sketches

Welcome to Monday. I had a very interesting weekend. On Saturday, my sister and I went to Laura Fredrickson's stamp sale, and what a sale! I got 10 Stampin Up! sets for $88! Most of them were retired Hostess sets, but some, like Garden Whimsy, were sets that had been on my wishlist for a long time. So, you know that once I got my new goodies home, I had to try them out. This card uses Jen's Sketch for You to Try for April 10, and is an SU only card. By the way, all the remaining sets that Laura did not sell are available on her blog, Scrapnextras. All her stamp sets are in great shape, and some have never even been mounted.
This second card is for my cousin's new baby Charlie. My Mom and Dad are headed to Saskatchewan to visit my Grandma, so they are going to deliver the quilt that I made for Charlie.

Here are the details:
Best Friends Listen
Stamps: Garden Whimsy
Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, White, Welcome Neighbor DSP, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue
Accessories: SAMJ, Nestabilities, sewing machine, dimensionals
Techniques: sewing, sponging
Simply Adorable
Stamps: Cute Converse, Doodlebug Baby
Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, white, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray, Versamark
Accessories: Clear EP, So Saffron ribbon, button, DMC floss, Copics, Crystal Effects, Sewing Machine, dimensionals

Friday, April 9, 2010

Viva la Verve April - The Little Things

Happy Friday! Here's my first card as Amber's sidekick for Viva la Verve for April. This month's inspirations come from the living room. I chose this as my inspiration photo. I love the casual feel this room has, and I love the display of pottery on the bright pink shelf in the back corner. I used my favorite Verve set, Petals and Stems. This was one of the first sets I ever bought from Verve, and it is definately one of my "go to" sets.

Here are the details:
Stamps: Verve - Petals and Stems
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, white, K&Co. DSP - Wild Raspberry
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Tea Dye Duo - PTI
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Birds and Swirls EF, buttons, DMC floss, Butterfly Die (PTI), Nestabilities, Kaiser Pearls - Charcoal, dimensionals

Monday, April 5, 2010

Viva la Verve March Recap

Here's a quick recap of the last two weeks of Viva la Verve sketches for the month of March. This first card was for week 4. The inspiration photos were all different aprons. Now I love to bake, but I am not an apron wearing kind of girl. However, I might be persuaded to wear the apron used as inspiration for this card. I actually have a bag made of this same fabric ( It's designed by Amy Butler - one of my favorites!!)

The inspiration for week 5 was up to us to find. It could be anything from your own kitchen, or a kitcheny photo from the internet or a magazine. I chose this small quilt which sits on my kitchen table as my inspiration. It was made from a Thimbleberries pattern designed by Lynette Jensen. (Another favorite of mine)

So all my cards for the month of March were done, and posted to the March 2010 Champion's Thread over at Splitcoast Stamper's. On Friday morning before I went to church for Good Friday, I checked my email, and SURPRISE... I won for the month of March!!! I won Verve's stamp release for the month of April, and I get to be Amber's sidekick for the sketches for April! How cool is that!!!

Here's the rest of the details for these cards.

Butterfly Thank You
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly Wishes, Background Basics: Tin Type
Paper: Spring Moss, Raspberry Fizz, white, Basic Grey DSP - Sultry
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Basic Black, Spring Moss
Accessories: Cuttlebug, PTI butterfly die, sewing machine, dimensionals

Seeds of Today
Stamps: Verve Plain Jane (sentiment), PTI - Quilter's Sampler Additions, Garden of Life
Paper: Lemon Tart, white, Garden Green, Basic Grey DSP - Origins
Ink: Lemon Tart, Garden Green, Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, and Vintage Photo
Accessories: sewing machine, dimensionals, Basic Grey brads - Origins

Happy Easter Monday

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter weekend. I spent Easter Sunday at my Mom and Dad's with my brother and sister, and their families. I'm very lucky to have everyone here in Red Deer, so it makes it easy to get together for holidays. Here are the cards and Easter treats I made for my nephew Ethan, and niece Nicole. The little Easter baskets were made using the Easter Basket tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Ethan's card (My Little Funny Bunny - and he is!!) uses Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 64. Nicole's card (Pure Innocence - My Basket of Eggs) uses Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 63.
Here are the rest of the details.
Easter Baskets:
Stamps: PTI - Egg Hunt
Paper: Plum Pudding, Hawaiian Shores, white, Egg Hunt DSP
Ink: Spring Rain, Lavander Moon, Spring Moss, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Cuttlebug, egg die - PTI, Basic Grey brads (Wisteria, and Origins), Spring Moss ribbon
My Little Funny Bunny:
Stamps: PTI - Egg Hunt, CC Designs - Love Ya Much
Paper: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Orange Zest, white, Bitty Box Basics DSP - PTI, Kioshi DSP - Basic Grey
Ink: Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Tea Dye Duo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, egg die - PTI, Scallop Trim border punch, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Basic Grey brads - Marrakech
Pure Innocence - Happy Easter:
Stamps: MFT - My Basket of Eggs
Paper: Ripe Avacado, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, white, Basic Grey DSP - Kioshi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ripe Avacado
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Petals-a-Plenty EF, sewing machine, Ripe Avacado ribbon, Smooch - Illuminate, dimensionals