Monday, March 30, 2009

Dawn's second colour challenge!!

Here is my card for Dawn's second colour challenge! She has such a great way of picking really fun colours! Thanks for the inspiration Dawn! I used stitched background stamp on the teal.(it really is teal, even if the picture doesn't look like it!) I haven't used a background stamp in such a long time! It does add a little something! It is a bit "plain" , but I like it!

Colour and layout challenge!

Here is another birthday card I made using 2 challenges! I don't know if you can tell, but I used chunky glitter on the top of the cupcake and fun flock on the "wrapper". It was lots of fun to make! Hope you like it! The stamp set is SU Wagon full of fun, PTI Polka dot basics and PTI handwritten notes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Birthday cards

I have quite a few birthday cards I need in the next couple months so I am starting early! This was a colour challenge that I did, I can't remember who posted it though! Sorry! I did NOT think these colours would work and had a hard time with it, until it was done- then I really liked it! I am loving working with this stamp set from papertrey ink. (Damask designs)
I love to send cards. You may be thinking, well ya, we see all these cards you are making! I hear so many people talk about how they never send the cards they make, that is so not me! I need to send a card out! I guess it's not so much about the creative process for me and more about wanting to make someone smile. If someone seems to really like getting a card from me, I will try and send them some for no reason at all. I do have friends/family in mind when I make a card, but sometimes I am thinking of a few at once! I used to make lots of one card and now I might make a couple, but not mass produce as much as I did. I hope everyone is having a nice day- it is snowy here, so I plan on staying in and make a few more birthday cards!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A card for Betty

I made this card for my friend Betty, she just became a Grandma this week! She is so uplifting and sweet! She also has a blog that you can check out here
In case you can't tell, this card is black and white, I coloured one of the flowers with a pink copic marker and filled in the center with dazzling diamonds. It was a fun card to make! The stamp set is called Friends 'til The End, from Paper Trey Ink.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dawn's First Color Challenge!

My friend dawn (the same one I was talking about the other day) posted her first color challenge today! Notice the spelling of the word colour, she is American so I am trying to stop myself from adding the u! You can check out Dawn's fabulous blog here.
I used PTI white cardstock- OMWord, I just started using it and I love it! raspberry fizz, SU chocolate chip,pumpkin pie and Summer Sun. The stamp set is PTI Friends 'Til the End. This is my second card with that set, I will post the first one soon!
This card is going out to a friend of mine, be watching your mailbox!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This is a card for my friend Dawn. She designed this amazing stamp set! It was so hard to make a card for her that I thought was good enough! The colours look so different in real life- they are only orange and ruby red. Dawn is so very sweet, she is kind and I just love her!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Corina's birthday

I actually made this same card a long time ago and thought it would be perfect for my cousin who is turning 35 next month. I can't go to her birthday party so I mailed it to her! She is a fun girl so I hope she likes this card!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Eden's Birthday

I made this card for my nieces 2nd birthday! I love making little girly cards! I am finding that lighter coloured cards look so much better in real life, which is good for tomorrow's post! This card actually shimmers a lot! It was my first time using Stampin' Up! texture plates, I liked the look! Hope you enjoy! I do need to say, my friend Laura made me a watermark that I Love, but I haven't been able to figure out how to get it on my cards! She even gave me directions, but I am so computer challenged (to put it nicely) that I still couldn't do it. I will keep working at it! Thanks so much Laura!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Baby Boy card

As a doula and childbirth educator I always need baby cards! I made this card for a client who had her baby this past week. He is such a cutie and I wish I could post details cause he has a cool name! I don't know if I like the bear, I had a hard time colouring it, I ended up using watercolour crayons and a blender pen. I love the layout and colours and may try making another with a different stamp set one day!

Monday, March 9, 2009


I Love Lucy!
This "stuff" is a part of my collection. Lucy makes me laugh- anytime. I started watching I Love Lucy when I was off work pregnant with my twins, I watched it everyday! When the boys were little they would come running when they heard the theme song yelling 'Lucy"! I have all the DVD episodes, if ever I am in a bad mood, all I need is a little Lucy!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A sympathy card

I needed to make a couple sympathy cards, not the most fun to make. This card uses a fabulous set from PaperTreyInk. It really made this card come together easier. It is quite simple, but I don't think too simple. They are not "traditional" sympathy colours, I like it! I really do need to work on taking pictures that showcase the true colours better. I hope you still like it! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A baby girl card

Ok, I really don't brag really often- but I LOVE this card!! I needed a couple baby girl cards and this sorta just happened! It looks so much better in real life!! I hope you like it!
It is a mix of Stampin Up! and PaperTreyInk products.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My Mac

My little Indiana Jones!
This is when he was on a panel of kids who wear insulin pumps! He loves his suit and would wear it every day if he could!

Oh, my Mac! He is 6 and was my biggest baby- 9 pounds 14 oz. He always is up for a hug and a snuggle! He loves my dad so much. Oh my, as soon as you say "Grandpa" his face lights up! He runs up to him and bear hugs him! I need to remind Mac it is ok to not give everything he has to others- he loves to give. He is going to do big things this kid! He is kind and compassionate, even more so since he became diabetic. He seeks out the kids who are alone so he can make them feel special. I could see him as a Pastor, he has that heart. It can be hard being the middle kid sometimes, I keep reminding him of how that makes him special. He gets to be a big brother AND a little brother! Some times Marc and I look at him and can't believe we almost lost him. I will never forget the doctor saying "he is hours if not minutes from death". What a moment. My boy is strong and brave. Mac means "son of" some places say "son of Kenneth", "son of ..." I say "son of God".

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My twins



My oldest kids are twin boys! I love having twins, they have always been so much fun! Never a dull moment with these two!
They are very different...Bailey was born first (he is on the left) he has always been a unique kid, he is so kind and thinks first about how others would feel. Never is someone left out when Bailey is around. He is gifted at playing the piano, I love to listen to him play. He can be hard on himself sometimes, he thinks he should be great at everything he does (I have no idea where he gets that from...!!) He doesn't care what the other kids are wearing- he likes what he likes! I love that my Bailey is a different kind of guy, even though he is almost 11 he still lets me hug him and lights up when I tell him how great he is.
Jordan... he is "cool", he always has his studded belt on with his huge Superman buckle! People know it's Jordan by his Superman hats/clothes! He plays the electric guitar and practices hard for "his band"! I love his outgoing personality, he can make friends with anyone in a minutes time! He resists the hug a bit, but loves when I shoulder check him! It's a much cooler way to let him know I love him!!
I am so blessed, really. I love how different they are yet can finish each others sentences. They are best friends. I have a hard time even thinking of times when they have fought. They spend almost every waking minute together these two and have big plans for their future jobs together! (Jordan is going to design buildings and Bailey is going to build them!)