Thursday, May 31, 2012

Father's Day sailboat

Father's Day Sailboat.

As i was looking for a sailboat sticker in my stack for the previous card, I fell upon this embellishment I had for age but never used because I was waiting for the right occasion.

Well, today is the day! 

Another father's day card with a sailboat, but this clipper had to steel the focal point.

Nothing should take away from the majesty of this piece.

How about making her sail on one of the seven seas and catching a snapshot?

On a sky blue background, I torn the outlines of the waves out, and added half a lone cloud to counterbalance my one masted schooner.


The embellishment is from Jolee's and I used my Fiskars mini cloud punch.

The sentiment is printed before hand with Architect font.

Here is a second version...

Until next time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day.

Can you believe that Father's day is just around the corner? 

As much as Mother's day card came naturally to me (flowers, flowers and more flowers..), it was very hard to think of something to case for a Dad.

Until now. 

I was checking a blog in Swedish (nope, I am not fluent in Swedish BUT there is at the top of the blog a very useful "google translate" application that works beautifully.)

Anyhow, pictures need no translation.

Do check that blog, though, you are going to be flabbergasted... believe me...


I (almost) had a blast rolling this cotton thread around a ring made with 
two Nestabilities circles. It took forever, but I like the results.

I added a Jolee sailboat sticker, and cut out some waves in a blue card stock with a scalloped circle punch.

 I also added half a cloud made with my Fiskars cloud punch, with a small sun behind.

The sentiment was printed beforehand. The font is called Architect.

Until next time.

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's a Boy

It's a Boy!

Long time no see... I know, no posting for close to two weeks, but I wasn't sitting idle on the cards department. 

No card making, it is true, except the one I am here to show you, but I was busy doing an inventory of my cards, and refurbishing this blog especially the postings way at the beginning. I used to stick a picture and add a title and go back to my drawing board.

Then I learnt...

Hence the close to two weeks I just spent arranging those first steps postings.

As a reward for this hard work I allowed myself to make ONE card. Just one.

A baby one by chance, because I do own this Itty Bitty Solar Elem stamp that I never used, until today.

I made it a baby mobile!

I first printed the sentiment on a white linen, and added a green card stock where I punched a window with a 3.5 in scalloped punch.

I stamped my Solar Elem on a striped paper, blue, green and white and cut out all the hanging elements.

I stamped it again on the white linen and added the stamped stars to it..

I then doodled a hanging thread, a bow and dropped a little bit of 3D paint to make a sort of nail.

To finish the card, I rounded the corners. 


Until next time.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mother's Day, one more for the road...

... one more for the road

Off to the Craft fair, I am (11 to 2, today May 12, down on Bellevue Av in Bird Rock... hope to see you there), but wait!

One more for the road....


Another of those flowers pot, on a wooden table, with a beautiful sentiment framed in a Label #10 Nestability.

The opening under the table is made with a label #19 Nestability.

Until next time....

Friday, May 11, 2012

Welcome Little One

Welcome Little One...

Another take on my card # 253, still the same flip card, but this one is neither pink nor blue, a neutral beige that can go for a boy or a girl.

The flip card is from A Cut Above, and the details at the bottom side is made with a Nestability, Label 22.


The teddy bear is from a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is a "rub on" from Scrap Ease.

Thank you Splitcoastamper!

Until next time...

Mother's Day Bouquet

Mother's Day Bouquet...

I guess I was lying to myself yesterday when I said I was done making cards for a while.

My craft fair is tomorrow and I keep wanting to add new models to my already overflowing  baskets.

This time I think I am done. The sun is shining bright outside and I am going to move on to oiling my teak furniture so I will be able to enjoy laying around without guilt this weekend.

OK, one more Mother's day card, same stamp, same circular sentiment, same baker's twine just a different color....

And a lone button to tie up the baker's twine..

Here you go:


Until next time....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Happy Mother's day

Happy Mother's Day...

They always come in three, right? So, here is my third Mother's day card of the day.

I found that beautiful used stamp at the Craft Fair last week end: as soon as I saw that potted plant I had an idea of a card in my mind.

I used once again those wonderful circular sentiments you can download here:


I first stamped the image on a silver card stock and kept the pot, then on a white card stock for the flowers bouquet.

I used my Copics on the flowers, and tie a baker's twine around the pot.

The pot is propped with dimensionals on a white card stock, then matted on a yellow one.

Until next time....

Just for you

Just for you...

To keep in the spirit of Mother's Day, another loving thought, two daisies in a white vase.

With a very simple little sentiment from Sprinkle n' Sparkle, I guess it could also be used for a Birthday card.

I found the inspiration for this card on Angela Maine's beautiful blog:


Here is a close up of the flowers.

I used a die cut from Provocraft for the flowers and stems.

The heart of the flowers is made with a dimensional paint called Paper-Pen from Viva.

Thank you Splitcoatampers!!!

Until next time....

Mother's Day Heart

Mother's Day...

As I was having coffee with my good friend this morning, and she began to talk about her plans for Mother's Day, it suddenly hit me, do I have enough Mother's Day cards? 

I know I was all decked up with my graduation cards but Mother's day cards? I think not.

Three more days, I can do it....

Here my first twin try, one in Tiffany's Blue and one in Kraft, the two colors I am the most comfortable working with.

And what do you know? I found in my stash baker's twine to match.


Here is a close up so you can see the two different embossing folder that were used.

This one is called "Rings"

That one, "Retro Squares".

I cut the heart with a Spellbinder Nestabilities, and propped the plain white card stock with some dimensionals.

The sentiment was printed before hand.

Until next time...

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you

Thank you...

I found a beautiful card on Splitcoastamper from AoricotRose that "talked" to me. 

Check it out on:

What a smart idea to punch the flower pots out!


I used a PunchBunch punch and a Sparkle n' Sprinkle little sentiment.

The plant is part of an older stamp set I own... no name, sorry.

Until next time...

Filled with Love

... with love

Ever since I found that Mason Jar stamp, I have been thinking of the best way to use it in a card.

A jar. A jar is filled with something. Jam. Sweet things.

OK, let's filled mine with love.


After the Scrapbook fair last week end, I came back with a load-ful of embossing folders, that I also was dying  to use.

I run the silver card stock through my cuttlebug in a Chevron Cuttlebug embossing folder. I was trying to match the silver ink I used with my Mason Jar INKADINKADO stamp.

I first stamped the image on vellum, then embossed it with a Heart cuttlebug embossing folder.

I then added a yellow card stock that I trimmed just a little bigger than the jar itself.

The labels is from Kaiser Scrapbook and the sentiment is a tiny one from Sparkle n' Sprinkle.

I finished the card with a yellow baking twine, I cannot get enough of those...

Until next time....

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday CAS-ual Fridays

CAS-ual Fridays!

I definitively had to try this... entering a card on this wonderful site, where I so often found inspiration.

CAS-ual friday is 1 today, happy birthday! Here is my card for you:


 I used the art Impressions stamp "Window to the World" and let my Copics work their magic throughout. I also filled up the coloring with a Crystal Lacquer which gives a glossy and 3D feeling.

Look below how the window panes and the icing of the cake

The window open on a cake with one candle but since I wish many more birthdays to CAS-ual Fridays, I had to add the years to come in the background.

The cake is part of a Close to my Heart set called "Make a wish" and the numbers come from another set from Stamps of Life, "Numbers4Cake".

The sentiment on the outside was printed on my computer... I couldn't find "And many more..." anywhere!!!!

Until next time!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Have your cake.... and eat it too

Have your cake...
... and eat it too

I always like toying with dimensional card, or adding a "peeking" window..

I found that wonderful Outside Window stamp from Arts Impressions, and the nice thing about it, is that it couples with a whole set of "window views".

It was hard to decide on a few, so I chose a "happy birthday" one and a "new baby" one.


Here is the inside view:

And a close up of the Window to the World as it is called.

Once I finished coloring the two stamps, I just added a Sparkle' n Sprinkle sentiment on the outside. Since the only thing you see when the card is closed is the cake, it was wonderfully fitting!

Until next time....

We Are Proud Of You!

We are proud of you!

Just when I thought I was done with Graduation cards ideas, I remembered I had some black graduation tins from Scrap Yard 329 I hadn't yet used.

Well here they are!

Coupled with the usual cap and diploma I have been using on all the others cards, I thought it would be perfect when peeking through the little windows of the A Cut Above window card...

You can't really tell on the picture below but the black square is actually a tin cap and diploma.


I used again those round sentiments from the site below:

And propped the sentiment, the diploma and the cap with a dimensional.

Until next time!

For My Friend...

For My Friend...

A quick and fresh little card I made to accompany a package overseas...
 The baker's twine is back, and I tried to find the right colors to match it.


I punched the linen card stock edge with a Martha Stewart edger.

The mason jar is a Stamp By Judith and I added a tag made with a Sparkle 'n Sprinkle little stamp. 

The little flower is part of a Fancy Pants Design set called Doodles and Things.

The coloring is made with watercolor pencils but I kept them dry this time.

Until next time...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy 29th Birthday...

... from your 110 lb. friend

Hi there! Just came back from the Scrapbook Expo fair with some wonderful new toys/tools. My favorite new addition, is no contest that new stamp from Arts Impressions:

How funny is that?

I also was blown away by this booth ScrapYard 329 carrying all kind of embossed metal embellishments. Those are tins, lightweight and easy enough to tape anywhere. I chose to tape them to a band of black card stock on the inside of a ACutAbove windows card.

I fell for the Birthday tins below:

And here is the card that was created as I was listening to the last hour before the French President was announced... (don't start me on that...)

I am so much more productive when I am stressed....

 Adorable, isn't it????

With an afterthought, I also made one of those:


Not everybody is lucky enough to be stuck at 110 lb... HA :)

This last sentiment is from a set called Party Words; I am pretty sure it is an old Stampin' Up set... 

The stars stamp is from Anita's.

Until next time....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

More Silver Graduation Cards

,,, Graduation Cards

As the graduation announcements are piling in my mail box, I realized I might need more Congratulations Graduate cards.

So this is what I did this afternoon.

Keeping with the silver and white spirit,
I came up with 4 more ideas. I think I might actually have enough cards, now.

 Idea #1:


I finally used this Cuttlebug embossing folder I own and never got out. I must admit, cutting the top right corner out is not my idea. I saw this on Pinterest, and the beautiful card comes from this blog:

Check it out!

The sentiments are also embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, and the diploma is a stamp from Sparkle'n Sprinkle.

The cap is from this wonderful $1 Michael's stamp set.

Idea #2:


Keeping with the same idea, I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder I just received: this one embosses two sets of two horizontal lines. 

In the space between them I taped a silver ribbon.

The sentiment are embossed with those mini Cuttlebug embossing folders, and I added a diploma or cap with dimensionals.

Idea #3:


Not that much different from the last one, just a circular sentiment on top of a black card stock cut with a Lifestyle Craft Scalloped Circle.

Idea #4:


Embossing folders galore... there are the Cuttlebug with horizontal lines, this time set right in the middle, the mini Cuttlebug folders "simple shapes" for the silver flower and diamond, and the mini sentiment ones.

Until next time!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lacrosse Thank You

... Thank you

Here comes the end of the school year, and with it, the end of the spring sports season. It is a bitter sweet time, because just when you begin to know the parents, the coaches, and players, you have to part... until next year.

I volunteered to make the thank you cards for the coaches and have the kids sign a card for our team moms who work so hard for us for 4 months.

Needless to say, I had fun.

Our high school colors are red and black and our team is the Vikings.... hence the font, "Viking Normal" and the head of the viking on the inside of the card.


I used a QuicKutz die cut to make the Lacrosse Stick.

The Thank You sentiment in the first card is done with a Sparkle'n Sprinkle stamp.

The second "thank you" was printed using the Viking Normal font and cut off with an EK punch.

The red and white linen and silver card stock are from

Until next time....