Friday, August 20, 2010

Child's Birthday Card Swap

I am participating in a card swap on Splitcoaststampers that's for Cute Children's Birthday Cards.  There's still plenty of time to join since the due date isn't until December 1st, 2010.  We're supposed to make 6 cards per spot and we'll get 5 back, the plus one is always for the hostess, but in this case the hostess will be donating all her cards to The Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta Charity.  I think this is such a great and worthy cause, so much so that I joined up for 2 spots and am thinking of just making a bunch of cards so that she can send along with the ones she's donating.  Here are the cards that I've made for my two spots:

I used SU's Make a Monster set for this card and used my Copics to colour it in.  I'm trying to use up all my retired colours so the cardbase here is Ballet Blue, and the dsp is mounted on Apricot Appeal.  There's also a bit of Certainly Celery on the card, I know it's not retired but I just had to tie in the little green monster.

This one is a Cricut creation using the Disney cartridge.  I finished putting Mickey together but didn't really like all the white space so I decided to cut out a huge head in Real Red cs and I think it gives the card the finishing touch.

What do you think?

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Cricut Card

I finally got to play with the Cricut and I am hooked!!  My dear friend Suzanne brought over her baby for me to play with when we had our girls' stamping weekend and OMG!  I knew that it was amazing and could do so many things, but I didn't know what I was missing!  I am guilty of thinking that I have the Big Shot so there really is no need for another die cutting machine, but the Cricut truly is in a league of its own.  There really is no comparison.  Lol..I sound like an ad for the Cricut.  So after I had to part with it when the weekend was over, DH said that I could get my own (I know, I'm a spoiled brat)...woohoo!!  So I will be the proud owner of the chirping bug this weekend!!  But in the mean time, here's the very first project I made:

This card was made and given to our friend Karen who had ordered Chow Mein one night for dinner and instead of getting noodles, she got a styrofoam container full of bean sprouts.  When she called the restaurant to complain she was told that Chow Mein is bean sprouts and if she wanted noodles then she would have to pay extra.  Ummm...she's Chinese (and so am I) so we can confidently say that Chow Mein translated means Fried NOODLES! we (Suzanne and Christyne) thought it was quite funny and fitting that she get this card.

Here's the noodles that she didn't get with her order!

What do you think?

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

An Italian Wedding

I took a little break from all the scrapbooking and have made some cards!  DH had a request from a collegue for a wedding card, she didn't want to have a card that anyone else would have.  The catch is that the wedding is in Italy so obviously the card had to be in Italian.  Well, since I'm not Italian, google translator was my best friend for this project.  Hopefully the translation is right!

The translation is "Congratulations on your Wedding Day", or at least I hope it is.  The background is embossed with SU's Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I used the small image stamp from SU's Artistic Etchings set to stamp the smaller white layer.  The birds are from Asian Influence set, stamped with Basic Black ink, punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and mounted onto a 2 3/8" scallop circle.  The greeting is computer generated, although was inspired by Occasional Quotes (if only it was available in Italian).

And this translate to "Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts an eternity" ( least I hope it does) also inspired by the Occasional Quotes set.

What do you think?

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SCS Friends

For July's get together, we went to Red Lobster for our monthly outing.  Originally there were supposed to be 11 of us going but unfortunately 3 couldn't make it for various reasons, so there were 8 of us that night. But by the time I realized that I should take a picture of the group, Krissie had already left.  Sorry Krissie!!  It wasn't intentional!

So starting from the bottom left and working my way clockwise, there's Dion, Suzanne, Karen, Teresa, Christyne, and Michelle.  Dion is the newest of the bunch and that was actually the first night we met her.  She went MIA for a few days after this gathering so we thought we scared her away, but she came, I guess we're not that scary/crazy.  Suzanne joined the group a few months ago and there's a funny story about Orangeville and 4 Asian women...but that would take too long to  Karen, Teresa, Christyne and I were the first to meet in person and I'd like to think of us as the 'founders' of the group..hehehe.  And Michelle joined us shortly after the 'original four' met and has not yet left, further proof that we're not that scary/crazy!  August 26th will mark the first anniversary of our get togethers!  I can't believe how time flies!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anything To Do With Moving Swap

A little while back I participated in my friend Karen's swap over on SplitCoastStampers and forgot to take a picture of my card.  Luckily for me, Christyne also participated in this swap and received one of my cards as one of her return cards at our last get together, so I swiped it from her for a quick second and snapped a picture.

I really liked the way this card turned out but it took FOREVER to stamp all these little houses.  The swap requirement was 5+1, so 9 little cubes x 6 cards is a lot of little houses to stamp.  I tried freehanding the roofs but in the end figured that the roof of a house needs to actually be ON the house.  So for this project the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig was my best friend.  The set used was part of this year's Sale-A-Bration called "Good Neighbours". 

What do you think?

Thanks for looking!
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