Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Super Quick Cards

So, last week, I got an email from our church secretary asking me to make
some birthday & anniversary cards for our local nursing home.
I do this every September and enjoy making cards for it.

However, this past week was crazy....
I worked four days and spent my day off prepping for Sage's birthday party.
But I thought, no problem, I'll make them on Sunday.
Well, Sunday turned out to be a gorgeous day, which we took advantage
of by going for a walk in the Pembina Valley.
A congregational meeting after supper took up most of my evening.
Since I was scheduled to work on Monday & Tuesday (& the cards are due Wed.)
I knew that I needed to get them done..... and done quickly!

I decided to use some premade Anna Griffin embellishments that I'd picked
up last spring at my LSS.
I paired them with some Reverse Confetti stamps
to make some quick CAS cards.

For my first card, I used the birthday sentiment from Beautiful Banners.
For the rest of the birthday cards, I used the birthday sentiment from Label Me.

For the two anniversary cards, I used a combination of sentiments.
I masked the "happy" from Bring On The Merry & stamped
the "anniversary" from So Very Special.

So, by limiting my supplies and letting these gorgeous
premade embellishments take centre stage, I was able to get
these nine cards made in less than an hour,
which made me pretty happy!



Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Owls & Butterflies: Sage's 10th Birthday Party

Yesterday, we had Sage's birthday party and 
went with a combination of owls & butterflies for the theme.

The party started with a photo shoot outside on our front steps...

Then, we went inside and the girls played while I printed out the photos.
Once copies were printed out for each girl, they made mini-books with them.

One of the girls had to leave early, unfortunately.
We did a second craft after that -- they decorated EOS lip balms with
some patterned paper I die cut using PTI's Critter Cuties: Owl die.

Aren't they cute! Thanks to Betsy Veldman for the idea!

I hung butterflies from the chandelier and arranged the snack on the piano...

We made cupcake toppers using the Life is Beautiful dies.
Sage & I found the cupcake holder at a garage sale and Austin spray
painted it gold for me.

I also made some owl cookies 
(sorry for the poor photo!)

I think, all in all, that it was a success!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chickaniddy Crafts Halloween Card

Hi there! Today is Sage's birthday party, which means that we're
hosting five of her friends and getting crafty. ;)
I'm hoping to post photos of her party here in the next day or so....

In the meantime, I wanted to share a Halloween card using some fabulous
Chickaniddy Crafts Scrumptious patterned paper and die cuts...

Supplies: Scrumptious 12x12 patterned paper (SC14OS02, SC14OS08, SC14OS12), Die Cut Tags (SC14EB04)

I started with some Pumpkin Spice patterned paper as my background -- I just love these stripes!
I fussy cut the pumpkins from the Corn on the Cob patterned paper and adhered them to my card,
 along with a super fun slide frame die cut.
I die cut the "happy" from the back of the Friends and Family patterned paper and
added the "Halloween Night" strip from the Home Sweet Home patterned paper.

I had some fun layering on my card, having some elements in front of and in back of other ones.
My pumpkins are sitting behind the frame, but the stem of the taller one is in front of the frame.
The "h" from my die cut word is in front of the "Halloween Night" strip, but
the two "p"s are behind the strip.
It adds to the visual interest on my card.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sage!

My baby girl turns 10 today!

We're having her birthday party tomorrow -- it's a mixture of a theme:
butterflies & owls. 
I know....
But we're totally going to make it work, you'll see. ;)

Here are the invitations we made:

I used some Webster's Pages & aqua mist card stock.
I die cut the butterfly using Life is Beautiful and printed out the rest on my computer.
A few tiny Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #93

Today, I have a card to share that I made for

This card was pretty quick to make!
I used some Webster's Pages patterned paper & a Crate Paper chipboard embellishment.
I stamped my sentiment (from PTI's Wet Paint) on the strip of patterned paper.
A sprinkling of tiny Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins finishes it off.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, September 25th to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Couple of Cards -- Chickaniddy & Reverse Confetti

I have a card on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog today.
I'd love for you to stop by and check out the Halloween card I made.
Here's a peek....

Click here to check it out. :)

And, Reverse Confetti is sponsoring a sketch at Stamp Nation today
and the design team is playing along.
Here's a sneak peek of my card:

On my card, I used Love NoteReverse Confetti's Tag Me,
Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts & Crushin'.

Click here to see my card in full. :)


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reverse Confetti September Colour Challenge

Well, it's the 16th of the month, which means that
there is a new Colour Challenge up on the Reverse Confetti blog today! 

Here's the card I made with it:

I started with some Heidi Swapp patterned paper which I trimmed
to different widths and then die cut the ends with the largest tag from Tag Me.
I also did the same with a piece of white card stock. 
On this, I stamped a sentiment from Fresh 'n Fruity and added a die cut lemon
I added a little pink button with some twine and two rows of stitching along the top to finish it off.


Be sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see what
the other designers created using this colour combo!

Thanks for looking!