Thursday, April 30, 2009
Even though we live in Canada and have free healthcare, getting in to see a doctor can be a pain in the butt. We are lucky that I am at university and they have a doctor each day who only does same day appointments. So I call and tell them the situation and they give us an appointment but tell us not to come into the main waiting room, so we basically get quarantined. We also get the crankiest nurse I have ever met in my life (most nurses are so wonderful, so I find her strange especially since she is always like this) who freaks out at us for pretty much wasting the doctors time. She then calls the department of health to complain about the dear boy's work even though they are only trying to protect their other 500 employees who work in the building. So I am sure that there will be some fun with that when he is finally allowed to go back.
Anyways since he isn't allowed back in the building until at least monday, we ended up taking advantage of the remainder of the gorgeous day we had and went for a walk. So we got home and I was exhausted (now I am awake though, since it is time to go to bed..) and just sorta crashed and did some bloghopping. I have to say I love having the little dashboard thing that will show me my stalkee's updates and when....
SOOO there are so many challenges want to do, but first I gotta get the stuff unpacked and probably sorted back out because there is nothing organized about a crop!!! I need a better way to pack for crops I think, I can't seem to plan ahead enough to not take anything I own. I am not a good planning scrapper, I am more a dig out absolutely everything I have and see what I like and fits scrapper. Does anyone else suffer from this problem? I don't even know how all you people with kids manage to get any scrapping at all done, especially those who work on top of that.
Well thank you for reading my mildly scrapping related rant, have a great week and happy crafting!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
At the crop today I made a card and 2 layouts, one of which is for the contest. I was really not anywhere near as productive as I had hoped, due in part to an epic battle with a Cricket machine. I am pretty sure the Cricket won.
Monday, April 20, 2009
So the challenge was to use multiple images on your project in any way you wanted. I ended up with 2 versions of my card and don't know which one I like better so I am posting them both. They both have several uses of multple images.
- I had to stamp each image multiple times to get all the details to show up the way I wanted
- I wanted to make the lollipops stand out so I stamped the image first on cardstock, then again onto white vellum. I cut the vellum lollipop wrappers out so they are a little crinkley like real suckers would be.
- In one card I sent cut out a 2nd bunny too.
So both cards are on CTMH cardstock, coloured with their inks and I used a sentiment from them as well. Dollar store ribbon. To make the lollipops shiney and have some definition I added some Glossy accents, and it doesn't show up very well on the picture but the cup is painted with Vanilla Bean twinkling H2Os. Also I wanted to have some dimension in the sucker sticks they are embossed with a plain white.
I am glad I found this website ladies, you are going to get a christmas card for next week because that was the only other house mouse stamp that our store has in stock (apparently they can't keep them on the shelf right now!!).
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Ok first the card. Love these little hedgehogs from Rachelle Anne Miller. I used some CTMH ink to colour them. The paper is SEI and Daisy D's, hearts are die cuts off my sizzix. Had to add a little bling so I used some glossy accents on the stamps and some stickles.
This is another wedding layout from Denices wedding. In the picture is my sister, me, Denice's sister and of course Denice. Sitting in the chair is one of our childhood nanny's Elizabeth who we were so glad to see her there and looking pretty healthy.
The title is vellum one from one of the DCWV "Once upon a time stacks" and the patterned paper is from another one of their stacks and is all flocked. I wanted to keep the background fairly simple, but I thought it needed more than just the flowers so out came the sewing machine. I have added a closer view of the stitching because I am impressed that an old hand-me-down machine had such a cool option. If you look really close you will see that there are slightly different shapes, which is because one was done in forward, the other was done in reverse.
Have a great week ladies.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I would seriously LOVE for someone to tell me how to be able to link with a picture on a sidebar so if you know how PLEASE tell me.
Carols's Paper Playce
Everything Paper Crafts
Lainys Little Blog
Creative Ideas by Katharina
Yvonne's Creative Cards
All The things I love
Judy's Crafty Moments 10000 hits celebration!!
Starsdust ribbon and gems (open until 14th)
Malin's Birthday giveaway (open until 12th)
Crafty C's Creative Library (Closing on the 18th)
Inked Inspirations (closing on the 19th)
yummy scrummy create (this is a reminder to myself cause it hasn't happenned yet!)
Ok so on to the challenge pics. I was so inspired by the butterfly and my new CTMH set that I knew exactly what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it. So alchohol ink on transparency, then stamped with staz-on in, cut out and bent a little. Almost everything is CTMH because I am on a binge with them lately (also they are still in the top of the pile!). Ribbon and the paper on the right edge are random Michael's brands. Sorry for the strange angle, my camera is acting up tonight. Oh I had to add a little stickles for some bling!
I wanted to show a side view because the camera didn't do justice to the gorgeous way the butterflies stand off the page, I am very happy with them.
Last but not least, for those of you who aren't face stalkers you may not be aware that one of the fabby DT member Shirley is having a very important birthday today!!! Happy 40 Shirley!!
Thanks for looking.