Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hippo Birdie the Third.

I never get tired of using this stamp. I have tons of different stamps that I've NEVER used, but I always seem to rely on my few favourites. I have been trying some different kinds of crafty things though. Some sewing and home decor projects. I made a scarf that I'm quite pleased with. I'll get some pics of it soon.... I'll ask lovely daughter to be my fashion model.... she may swoon from delight about it :) But I planned to be quick here since ME=BOOKWORM and the new Dark Tower book was released today and I'm soooo wanting to start it.... so I made this card for this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.
The stamp is Studio G. Found in the loonie bin at Michael's. The papers are Tahiti Beach by DCWV.
Also for these two challenges - Sir StampAlot. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paper Sundaes. IT'S SO CUTE. Thanks, Farrah

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mr & Mrs Card.

I'm using my creative licence with this card. It's not a conventional wedding card at all, and it's one of those rare cards that end up looking pretty darned close to how I pictured it in my mind's eye.

This week's challenge at CAS-ual Friday is OPPOSITES ATTRACT and so I thought I'd make a card with something resembling a yin yang symbol.

Thanks for looking,

Onto my
digital scrapbooking giveaway. I gotta say, it surprises me that more people weren't interested in this contest. I've been having tons of fun with the software. I'll share a couple of things. First I made my daughter's birthday invites.

The little name tags hanging off them.... those I made with shrink paper. I love them because they're handy to tie onto the kids backpack. I tie them right onto the zipper and it's easier to open. I let my kids make their own at the beginning of the school year.

Also, the page I originally made for my daughter getting her ear's pierced.... well I wasn't really thrilled with it so I made a new one.

Getting to the point, I put the numbers in my hands and had Adam pick left or right, congrats JAN you've won the software. Sorry Amanda, I wish I could give it to both of you! Jan... watch your inbox for the code and instructions within the next few days.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Memories.


I've been thinking about getting back into scrapbooking again for awhile now. However I really love how digital books look, all bound like a regular coffee table book, but I hadn't yet "grabbed the bull by the horns" and gotten started. So it couldn't have been better timing when I was contacted recently by a fab company called My Memories to host a review and give-away of their software here on my blog!
I've been playing around with their software for about a week now and - WOW! The possibilities are endless! They offer so many papers and embellishments (a LOT of freebies too!) and fun little extras. The program is real easy to learn and all the elements are nicely organized. It looks like I'm happily back into scrapbooking but I see many more uses for the My Memories software! Invites, and announcements, and I am now looking forward to making my own photo Christmas cards with it this year!

Thank you very much My Memories for the software!!
And the best part is that they are allowing me to give away a copy of the program to one lucky reader!!!
I'm keeping the contest open for just over 3 weeks, so it'll end on April.15th. All you have to do to be entered is
1. Add your name to the link and
2. Have a look around My Memories and leave a comment here about something you saw on their website that you liked. A paper pack, or a certain quick page etc....
Good luck!!

While the contest is open.... and no doubt for a long time afterwards :) I wanna share the pages and other things I've made using the program. Back in the day, when I used to do scrapbooking I would do a year per book. Yes I often had to buy extra pages! So I decided to start this with the same idea and the first "moment" that I wanted to capture this year (other than our holiday, I'll conquer that next) is my daughter FINALLY getting the nerve to pierce her ears. She's wanted to do it for months, been at the store twice and got too nervous, but this time she did it. I was so proud and the happiness in her was massive.

I also made a card using their digital papers and their leaf images.

One last thing. You'll find a coupon on the side here for $10 off the software price! It retails for $39.97 but make note of the special code for a $10 discount AND that code also includes $10 of additional product so it has a $20 value!!

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Sign of Spring.

My boy's kindergarten teacher asked the students to bring in a sign of spring next week at school. Nathan wants to go out and get a photo of a bird's nest, and that gave me the idea for this card.

I made it with 2 challenges in mind. First the latest Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World.

And the PALE BLUE EASTER challenge at The Ribbon Reel.

Also -new topic, you can stop reading if you need to, I understand :)
Why did it take me so long to discover Pinterest?! Seriously! In the search bar I'll type any random object that can be remade or reused and it's endless inspiration. I put in "book" and found planters, shelves, tables, etc, ad nauseam.... all made out of books! The point I'm getting to is that I take no credit in these Scrabble coasters. I didn't come up with the idea but LOVED it when I saw it and had to make some. The name magnets I did just because I actually had all the right letters left over.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hope you had a great Easter. Mmmmm chocolate,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Wishes.

Good morning lovely bloggers. Today is the start of our next challenge at Just Tracy's. We have a colour combo this month
Green / Yellow / White.
Soft, fresh springy colours, I love it.
The winner will receive a 15 store voucher. Good luck to you all, or, as I hear so many people saying now... "may the odds be ever in your favour."
I made an Easter card.

Remember to keep an eye out for pranksters today! Usually I target hubby but I think I'll pull an April Fool's on the kids today instead :)

For these challenges -
Card Crafts Circle. EASTER
just Add Ink. EASTER
4 Crafty Chicks. EASTER
Cute Card Thursday. EASTER
Delightful Digitals. EASTER
Paper Play. EASTER

Plus, remember to add your name in my digital software for scrapbooking and card making giveaway, which you can find HERE.