Tuesday, December 30, 2008

SC208 (Or a few minutes to myself)

With all of the hectic Christmas time festivities, good eats, presents - who has time to stamp? Finally took some time yesterday to get those creative juices flowing again and came up with this card for SC208.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Fresh Cuts

Here's a simple little card with a Christmas twist. We did these
with my Mother/Daughter group. The little fusion flower adds an interesting little dimension.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Punch Art Santa

Cute little Santa done with several of SU's punches.
Add a little glitter and voila!

A Girl Can't Make Up Her Mind!

Jady girl is just torn at which Christmas cookie she will have to pick. Her Dad had a little too much wine, so maybe just maybe he can be talked into letting her have ALL of them!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Is that what heat and stick powder is used for!!!!
This is for Splitcoast challenge 206 and used some
glitter. My husband thinks this card looks like
a traffic light. MEN!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What is old is new again

This is a card done with last year's SU Christmas DP with Season of Joy SS. The tree is stamped in Wasabi - remember that color? It used to be the new black.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ah to be 10 again...

Jade and her friends - Sarah, Thomas & Matthieu were out building a fort and inventing their imaginary place, GLACIA. Here they are enjoying a hot chocolate and banana muffin. Good times...

Christmas Fun

I had such a great time putting this project together.
I got the tutorial from Becky Roberts here:http://inkingidaho.blogspot.com/ The tutorial is very well planned out and the instructions
are dummy-proof (ah, that would be me).

I will fill these with chocolates or candy canes. Really cute!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


This is a card Jade and I made for her BFF Mai-Kim's 10th Birthday. Purple is one of Mai-Kim's favorite colors as it is for most 10 yr olds. I used the Upsy Daisy SS with Craft White ink, the Cuttlebug which Mai-Kim's Mom is hoping to get for Christmas and the Frames with Flourish SS.

Voici une simple carte que Jade et moi ont fabriquee pour la fete d'une amie tres chere, celle de Mai-Kim. Mauve est une des couleurs favorites de Mai-Kim et nous avons utilises les estampes 'Upsdy Daisy' et le fameux Cuttlebug dont la mere de Mai-Kim espere recevoir pour Noel. J'espere moi aussi - elle le merite bien.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

SC205 & CC195

Here is a card I did with the Tree CB folder which I had not had a chance to use yet. Very suttle, but pretty. This was a fun Sketch Challenge.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Little Jars from Ikea

Wow these are so fun and easy! These little jars from Ikea
are like $5 for 4. The candies inside are also from Ikea (who knew Ikea had such great chocolate). I did these with my friends and they were a real hit. Highly recommend these for groups.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snowflake Spot

This is not a very good shot at this card (much better looking in person), I guess due to the pastel colors and clear embossing.
But I did use a fun technique, that double masking which is really fun. I saw that on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts blog. Check her out,
she is so talented and makes everything look so easy. That's how I like it, quick and easy...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mellow Christmas

Here is a soft looking Christmas card I did with
my friends. We all seem to like the non-typical
Christmas colors and the tree is embossed in Gold.
I really like this card.

Gift card holder

Here is a little gift card holder SUPER EASY to make.
Take a 4 1/4" x 11" CS, score at 3, 5 & 8 inches.
Fold to make in inverted V and glue three sides on the
inverted V. Take the wonderword punch on side and the circle
punch in the centre. The band measures 1" x 7".
Stamp and embellish as you wish.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Wow, this was fun and super easy! I usually take at least an hour for every single challenge or project - this one less than 10 minutes. That's a record for me. Note to Donna: You are welcome to borrow this set anytime.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My student's cards/Les cartes de mes eleves

These are two cards that were fabricated by my two shining students who always give their 110% efforts at my mother/daughter stamp club.

The 'Wanted' card was done by Shauna's Mom, Donna - and I think it is spectacular - it really got a 'wow' reaction from everyone when she showed this card to us. I just love how she draped that rope around and the colors are so soft and pretty. I grade this one
at 100%! Great job Donna!
The 'Fete' card was fabricated by Mai-Kim's Mom, Carole and she really outdid herself on this one. It was for Alys-Ann's 13th birthday and I just love the use of the flowers and the use of colors and the 3-d effects. I give this card an A+!

La carte intitule 'Fete' a ete fabriquee par Carole, la maman de Mai-Kim pour les 13 ans d'Alys-Ann, la grande soeur de Mai-Kim. Elle a fait une carte spectaculaire surtout avec le choix de couleurs et les effets 3-d. J'adore aussi les fleurs fusion.
50/50 Carole!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Here is a Christmas card I made for the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge. I used the new DP for the Holiday mini and embossed
the star from the Scandinavian stamp set in silver.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch

This is my first Sketch Challenge with Beate John.
She is wonderfully creative and her blog is
truly inspirational. I see quite a few other bloggers
doing the week-end challenge and thought I should
try it too.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jade's Room

When Jade was approaching the big TEN, we decided to re-do her room to have a more grown up look - gone were the princess colors, dollhouse and dolls to be replaced by I-Pods and docking stations, bulletin boards, queen size bed, etc. For her wall over her bed, she chose something from Stampin' Up's Decor elements with that beautiful bird. The frames I made for her to accentuate the red, black and white theme also with Stampin' Up! materials. I think she is pretty happy with the results.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mojo Monday #59 & KWerner #28 or Yes We Can Card

Here is a simple little card for two challenges.
I was making this whilst watching the US
Presidential elections - holding my breath
anticipating the outcome.

Monday, November 3, 2008

SC200 & CC190 AND Jade's Birthday Card!

Boy oh boy - this is not two birds with one 'stamp' but three!
A sketch challenge, a color challenge and my daughter's birthday card. Is that wrong? But I'm pretty happy at how this card turned out - all soft and pretty just like Jade.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

How to spend $150 in 30 minutes

Jade will be 10 this coming Wednesday and one of the things she really wanted to do is 'Build a Bear'. This is a super cute concept with picking and choosing your own little stuffed teddy and the most fun I think is picking out some of the cute little outfits for them with the accessories. So Jade and her best friend Mai-Kim chose the Zebras with funky little outfits. For the shoes, Jade picked out Skechers which actually light up when you tap them!
It was so much fun just watching them picking out all their stuff.
Jade called her Zebra Mimi and Mai-Kim called her Zigzag - how cute is that! Oooooh to be 10 again!!!

Devil in a red dress

Here is Jadygirl on Halloween night just before trick or treating.
The weather was spectacular for a Halloween night, nice and balmy to go door to door. I don't mind going along just as long as she shares her chocolates with me

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Duo

A friend of mine has a sister who's birthday falls on Halloween
and asked me to make her a card. For the shutters, I used
SU's Window Dressing with Versamark and clear embossing powder
with a little ribbon for the window curtains. The black cats are from Dollarama. The template for the little box comes from
Stampin' Up's Website (fry box).

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Christmas Notes in a Nifty Little Box

One of my favorite blogs: Inking Idaho, I found the cutest little boxes and cards sets. Here is my version.
But you can find Becky's creations here:
Her blog is truly inspirational.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Splitcoast Challenges for Pink Week

The week long theme at Splitcoast is Pink.
So here I combined the sketch challenge with
the color challenge and came up with this card.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mojo Monday #57 or Oxymoron Card

Here is a card I made for Mojo Monday's challenge using Basic Grey, Basic Black and that lovely new Urban Garden DP. For the center flower, I cut out the flower from the paper a couple of times to give it a 3-D effect.

I call this my oxymoron card as it is floral yet masculine.
Kind of a jumbo shrimp.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Donna's Card for her DH

This is a card that my friend Donna (who also happens to be one of my loyal members of my stampers Mother/Daughter Club) made this beautiful card for her DH who turned the big 5 0 a couple of weeks ago. Donna is an extremely talented cardmaker and I always love to see her creations. She always adds her own personal feminine touch which always turns out awesome.

There was another equally beautiful card for her daughter's Shauna's 10th birthday but unfortunately the pic did not turn out for that one.

Great job Donna and Happy Belated Birthday to both Simon and Shauna.

Friday, October 17, 2008

KWerner Color Inspiration #25

Here is a card I made for Karen's Color Inspiration using
bashful blue, certainly celery, so saffron and ruby red. For the sketch, I applied her Simple Flower card sample and used it
for this challenge.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Glittery Barocque Pumpkins

I saw a version of this card last Spring at our regional SU convention here in Montreal and it was one I just had to case.
I cannot remember the original creator of the card, it was posted on one of the sample card boards of which there were probably 50.

My beautiful daughter...

Well, I finally was able to get her to pose for me.
It was such a beautiful day and we took some pictures
to post on her very own blog that we created together,
but she is well on her way to the blogging world.
You can check her fun crafts here:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

CPS #85

For this challenge, I used Live Your Dream SS which is always fun - the flowers always turn out perfectly when you use markers or blender pens.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

11 Years!

I made this card for my DH to commemorate 11 years of wedded bliss.
Used Holiday Treasures DP and scallop edge punch.
Happy Anniversary Honey!

Friday, October 3, 2008

January Skies (in October)

I submitted this card to SU's monthly contest for November. The selected card by SU will be shown in January's Stampin' Success issue with the theme being Fun with flurries. I did a very similar card a little while back but angled it a little differently. I mailed it off yesterday and keeping my fingers crossed.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This is a card for Wednesday's sketch challenge with Splitcoast. I used that cute little stamp set 'Pocket Silhouettes' with Bella Rose DP. and a few little embellishments.

100 Workouts at Curves

Yesterday was my 100th workout and you guessed it, I got this
wonderful T-shirt to commemorate this great milestone.
Pictured with me is Karen, the most fun and cheerful trainer there is. The first time I met Karen, she was wearing a 'GRUMPY'
sweatshirt which I thought was pretty funny because she is anything but grumpy. By the way, this song is for you Karen.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mojo Monday #55

This is what I put together for Mojo Monday #55 challenge.
SU's Upsy Daisy stamp set is so much fun! I love the dramatic effect. And that Urban Garden DP - the colors are so lovely.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Flower for all Seasons Gift Set

Well, it was raining here on Saturday afternoon, or I think it was so off to my workshop I went. I just got this cute little stamp set and wanted to put it to good use right away. It's nothing fancy, just a fun little whimscal set that can go a long way.
I made this little set and will draw it at my next Mother/Daughter get together.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mojo Monday #54

Well as you can probably tell, I am not a great photographer.
As vain as this will sound, this card is much prettier in 'person'.
I kid you not, I must take at least 7 shots of one card to get one acceptable one to post. So hopefully you all can still tell that I used the Bali Breeze paper with those fun build a brads which I am hoarding. And one of my favorite stamp sets is Happy Harmony which I used SU markers in a light green for the flower and darker green for the stem. If anyone out there has a good tip for picture taking, this may be a good time to leave me a comment.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Two, two challenges in one

This card consists of two challenges - one for a new color challenge blog I discovered that is super fun and lots of talented ladies participate which you can find here: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/
The cards are unbelievable.

The other is a sketch challenge for the Card Positioning System #83 http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our House is a very very very fine house

Just thought I would try to replicate our house with this stamp set,
beige house with burdundy shutters. With the exception of the cat,
I think I duplicated it quite well.

Sweet Smells of Fall!

What is it with this time of year to want to get back in the kitchen and cook something tasty and wholesome. I spent part of the morning yesterday making a batch of savoury spaghetti sauce (which I discovered doing in the Crock Pot makes it that much better). And with a basket full of ripe peaches on the counter, yes, you guessed it: Peach Crumb Pie. Oh yum! And the odors from my kitchen: PRICELESS!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Bonne Fete Maman

Hier c'etait l'anniversaire de ma mere Aurore. Elle aurait eu 86 ans! J'ai fabrique cette carte avec sa couleur favorite, le mauve. L'oiseau perche sur une branche, toute fragile, me fait penser a elle. Je t'aime Maman... je m'ennui beacoup.

Yesterday was my Mother Aurora's birthday. She would have been 86 years old. I tried to use one of her favorite colors, purple.
The bird perched on the branch, so fragile, makes me think of her.
I love and miss you very much, Maman.

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