Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bundle Of Joy Brett

My good friend at work had a baby boy a couple months ago and we're throwing her a baby shower next weekend! I really wanted to use the retired By Ones & By Twos stamp set from SU. Love love love the little onesie. You can't tell from the picture but the letter background is actually embossed in clear. I was hoping for a card that had more kaaaapower, but I think it still turned out alright. I was going to hang the onesies on hangers (which were part of the stamped image but I cut them out) but realized I couldn't stamp the hangers onto the background because I had already embossed it! Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians!! 

Monday, June 28, 2010

Winner Of My Blog Candy!

True Random Number Generator  12Now I've never used before so I have no idea how to get the pretty little box onto the page. I am not the most computer savvy so I just highlighted what I could and copy/paste! So the lucky winner of the my PPC Summer Blog is #12 which is Jeannie! I hope you enjoyed your very first blog hop! You have one week to contact me and claim your prize! Remember to become a follower of PPC and hope to see you this week for our new color challenge! 

PPC-CC #15 & Fall To Layout 96

Good morning ladies (and those few crafting gents!) and hopefully every had a great weekend! The first ever PPC Summer Blog Hop is officially over and I hope all of those who wanted to participate got a chance to. I'll be announcing the winner of my blog candy in the next couple days. Keep an eye out on the PPC blog for the winners of more blog candy and of course, the Grand Creation winner and runner ups. It's Monday and that means time for another challenge! Can you believe our first week of summer is already over?? My friend realized on Saturday, "The longest day of the year is already over?!? Now I'm sad." Summer really does fly by and I'm not sure if it's because we literally only have like 3 months of warmth and 9 months of winter in Edmonton. Megan has a great color challenge this week. For those of you that aren't SU demonstrators and haven't gotten your hands on the Daffodil Delight, feel free to substitute in a bright yellow. I'd say it's closer to Summer Sun than than anything. I've combined this week's colors with Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout 96.
I used the new level 2 hostess set called Apple Blossoms and I absolutely LOOOOVE it! It has that new modern feel feel to it paired with cuteness like the apple! And if you haven't fallen in love with the new clear mount stamps set, I stamped all of the images without a Stamp-a-ma-jig!! Lovin' the new clear mount! I can't believe I already own 21 clear mount stamps!! Insane! Speaking of insanity... Jamie just picked up his new Suzuki Grand Vitara on Friday. Boy it sure is nice to ride in a new car. It's a brand spanking new car for the both of us. It's costing us an arm and a leg for the next 6 years but in the end, it's worth it to not have to smell gasoline every time I get into the Cavalier. And even more insanity my friend, Mark, proposed to his girlfriend (also my good friend) of 3 years, Jinnee!! He proposed on Saturday morning and get this. They decided to elope, flew out to Niagara Falls at midnight and got married Monday afternoon!! It's so romantic that two people can love each other so much and get married just like that! A big congrats to them both!  

Hopefully you made it through my wordy post and get a chance to pop over the the PPC blog and create something this week! 

Monday, June 21, 2010

PPC's Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop!!

It's finally June 21st and today marks the start of our Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop!! We have a featured color combo challenge for you to get crafty with, as well as more than 15 amazing prizes to win! Just hop around to the PPC Creators list of blogs and make sure you follow the rules below...and you may just be a winner!
Blog Hop Rules
  1. Become a follower on PPC.
  2. Create a card, scrapbook page, altered art, etc using our featured Blog Hop Color Combo.
  3. Directly post your link to inlinkz below. 
  4. Hop on over to the Design Team Members Blogs and leave a post on each DT Members Blog Hop Challenge Post.
  5. Head back to PPC and leave a final comment on our Blog Hop Post telling us what you like about Summer. 
  6. All winners from each blog will be chosen at random.
  7. There will be 4 winners from here, at PPC-Crafty Challenges Blog!

Blog Hop Featured Color Combo

Our Sponsors and Prizes (More on each Creator's Page!)

  • Sprinkles by Renee is offering a $15 Gift Voucher for her store!
My Blog Candy
A set of mini stamps and note cards with envelopes and 3 mini punches! 

  Blog List

PPC Challenge Blog
Here's my creation for the Summer Kick-Off Blog Hop! 


PPC-CC #18

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! I know I sure did! On Saturday night, Jamie and I fell asleep on the couch at 7:30 PM!!! We didn't wake up till midnight! Boy we're such party animals huh? We had a great Father's day supper yesterday with a TON of left over steaks which ain't a bad thing at all! Now onto this week's Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo! Megan really been challenging me choosing colors that I don't often use. I did a lot of just sitting and staring, trying to figure out what to do! I noticed that I've been making a number of cards with a white card base so I tried to stay away from it with this card. It uses a few sneak peak items from the new Stampin' Up 2010-2011 catalogue. The stamp set is called Friends Never Fade and the dry embossing is the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder! Absolutely love both of them!! I'm very very excited for the release of the new catty because of all the new stamps, colors, ACCESSORIES and lower cost clear mount stamps! I've already got my new catalogue all flagged. One of the many great perks of being a demonstrator is we get things sooner!! Anywhoo hopefully you get to play along this week with us at PPC! And don't forget to check back for our new Summer Blog Hop! Lots of fun and prizes to be won!! 

Monday, June 14, 2010

PPC-CC #17

Whooo hoo!! It's time for another color challenge over at the Picture Perfect Creations blog!! I would've never combined these colors but boy Megan did a great job picking as usually! I'm very happy with how my card turned out this week and I think the colors look great together! If you've got time, head on over to the PPC-CC blog to take part this week! And stay tuned for details on our upcoming supper blog hop!! Click HERE for more details. 
Now onto my card for this week's color challenge. I CASEd it from Renee's blog. If you haven't seen her work, please visit her blog because her work is simply AMAZING!!! 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New WHAT?!?

New catalogue that's what! I just received my new 2010-2011 Stampin' Up catalogue and I AM SOOOO EXCITED about it! It's full of a ton of new stamp sets and I already have a huge list of things I need. I'm really glad SU introduced clear mount stamps because not only are they easier to use and take up less space, they are way cheaper too!! The new catalogue debuts July 1st and I'll be having an open house in July to welcome the new catty. In the mean time, I'll be showing cards I make with some sneak peak stamp sets to keep you in suspense! I haven't received my order yet but am anxiously awaiting it! In the mean time, I managed to make a card for my friend Vivian's mom. She wanted something springy so I decided to make her a surprise pop-up card. The tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers
It looks like a plain card but it's got a nice surprise when you pull on the ribbon! 

Monday, June 7, 2010

PPC-CC #16

Boy oh boy blogger has not been nice to me lately!!! Its service has been "interrupted" for the last few days and I wasn't able to post or comment on blogs!!! Anyways I'm glad it's up and running now! It's Monday and that means time for another great color challenge from Megan over at the Picture Perfect Creations blog! This week's colors are super bright and I absolutely love Sahara Sand. In pictures it looks a little bit too much like Kraft, but I did use Sahara Sand!
 I made 2 cards with the same layout. This second one was made for my friend Jennifer's bridal shower yesterday. I really like this simple layout and the fact that you can use ribbon (which I love!) and other embellishments.The photo was actually taken on my lap while I was at a red light! I know... Super terrible of me and so distracting but I assure you, it was a very long red light and I took the picture really fast! 
If you have time, pop on over to the PPC-CC blog for this week's color challenge!