Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Kards for Kids

I've been invited to participate in the Kards for Kids program to benefit Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. It pleases me to think that my cards could bring a smile to a little someone who could really use a reason to smile. Check out their blog and see if you can help, too. Here's a sample of the cards that I'm sending.

Monday, 21 November 2011

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club 46

My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club is a weekly inspiration. Here's my entry for this week. Isn't this guy a real sweetie? I can still remember the delight of an unexpected snow day.

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 105

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge 105 is based on a diagram. And what a great diagram it is! I'll be using it many times down the road. 

This particular stamp is one of my faves. I've tried to modify it to capture the season with the color, the addition of a holly sprig from another stamp set, and with a sentiment from yet another KK set.

Undoubtedly, this card is for a special guy who's been very good this year!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Make it Masculine

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps 104 Challenge is to design a masculine card. Here's my entry, featuring the dashing Nick.

Seeing him dangling mistletoe while standing beside a stack of Christmas gifts reminded me of my mom's advice decades ago that when a boy gives you a present, he expects something in return. OK, Mom, LOL!

Here's a "shout out" to the artists who submitted entries to the 103 Challenge - you are amazing!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #103

Kraftin Kimmie's 103rd challenge asks for a pin to be used in the design. Since it's so close to Christmas, it seems like a natural to use Kraftin Kimmie's beautiful Holly stamp.

I love seeing how color makes a difference. Have a look at the two cards below. Same stamp, same techniques, but different colors create totally different results. Glitter Ritz in cool highlights makes Holly really stand out, but the SEI papers are totally fab too.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

It Was Worth It!

I took a class to create a Christmas ornament at one of my favorite paper arts stores - Scrapbookers Paradise - and it featured the Sizzix BigZ Die and Embossing Folder Combo entitled Bird 2. The class was great and all those in attendance were impressed.

I reluctantly ordered the BigZ Combo. I say reluctantly since I've already bought quite a few new things this season to create Christmas cards.

My order arrived today, and all I can say is, "It was worth it!" Have a look at the snaps below to see what I created in just an hour.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Meet my Crafting BFFs

Croppin Angels

Each year two of my girlfriends and I spend a week at Shuswap Lake in the heart of British Columbia. Cropping is high on our list of activities, as is eating, drinking and sunning.

Cropping then is simply the best. We spread out our stuff for the entire week, use anything that appeals to us (even if it belongs to someone else) and create till we can’t think straight. You can see by the photos below - its madness!

We also did a photo shoot together, and here’s a shot of us playing Charlie’s Angels with Crop-A-Diles.

We have so much fun any time we get together!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Oh, Baby!

Baby cards are so much fun to create. What better message than to welcome a new little person into the world? Here's a couple of my faves. Check out my Splitcoast Gallery  in "My Favorite Links" to see more.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Girlfriends are Flowers in the Garden of Life

I had a fabulous dinner last night with three beautiful women. We became friends years ago when we were put in each other's paths at the office. It was that much by chance that we became important to each other. The four of us laughed, we had to blot a few tears, we talked about things that are really important to each of us, and we all felt the support and affection we share. I was reminded yet again that my girlfriends bless my life. Here are a few cards that celebrate female friendships featuring images by Art Impressions.