Saturday, October 21, 2017

*Big Happy*

My friend Bonnie came to play a few weeks ago and she brought her letter stamps... I wish they weren't a "distressed" look, but I am still happy with how the card turned out.

I stamped the letters using Catherine Pooler ink and my Misti... and added the birthday stamped in black ink.  I used my Perfect Layers tool to create the black layer.

I love how clean and bright this card is!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

*Simple Birthday*

I saw a card like this on Pinterest recently and decided to make it my own.  I used my Perfect Layers tools to create the two layers you see, coloured the image with Copics.  The happy birthday sentiment was supposed to just be on the front of the card but it didn't stamp properly... so instead of ditching the card completely, I just stamped it again and created a banner with it and put it on the card with pop dots.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

*Quilt Dies*

I bought a couple of quilt dies a while back and finally decided to play with them.  I cut the die out of cardstock as well as four different patterned papers.  I pieced them together on the front of a square card.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

*Good Friends*

I was at a Stampin' Up open house ad I saw this stamp set and *had* to have it...  I'm still playing around with the perfect look for it.

For this card I used a sponge dauber and Catherine Pooler inks to create the background.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink and traced around the rubber with a pencil to create the shape.  I then put it through my Brother Scan n Cut to cut it out.  I added a few flowers I had stamped and cut out with my Scan n Cut.  I think maybe the white is a little to drastic, but I still like how it turned out
I sent this card to a friend for her birthday... I've known her since 1976!

I realized I haven't given an update on me since the summer.... 

In mid-July I ended up in the hospital with an infection at the site where they joined my colon to my small intestine.  I ended up in the hospital for 5 days on IV antibiotics.  July 25th, my 27th birthday, I met with my oncologist for the first time and found out that my tumour was a late stage 2 (or could be called early stage 3) so Bruce and I decided that to ensure that the cancer is truly gone I would undergo chemo treatments.  My oncologist told me it would be 2 weeks of pills, one week off for 8 rounds. 

I thought that the oral chemo would be easier on my system... but it wasn't.  I ended up with some pretty severe side effects after my first round so I ended up with an extra week off of pills.  They lowered my dose for round 2 and it has stayed there for round 3 (where I am now).  I am absolutely exhausted at the best of times.  I am working a couple of half days a week and I had hoped to add more time to my schedule but my body just won't allow it. 

I am looking forward to having my life back to "normal"...  bring on January!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

*Colourful Flowers*

I stamped these two flowers several weeks ago when I first got my Brother Scan n Cut.... I wanted to see how it worked.... I LOVE how easy it makes it to cut out stamped images.  No more fooling around with the matching dies.

I used a sponge dauber and some Catherine Pooler inks to colour the flowers.  I added some leaves I'd cut out as well.  The blue panel behind the sentiment was colour with the sponge dauber and Catherine Pooler ink as well.
I really like how this card turned out.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

*Simple Flowers*

I don't know what's up with my iPhone lately... my photos just aren't crisp and clear...   I'll have to play around with it... so very disappointed in my photos.

I used a Winnie and Walter flower in Catherine Pooler inks, lined up with my MISTI and then the words from a Catherine Pooler set.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

*White on White Layers*

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest for this one....  they used a butterfly die cut and I found that the butterfly I had was way too big...so I exchanged it for this intricate flower.  I stamped the swirl on a white layer that is 1/4" smaller than the card base and popped it on the card with foam tape.  I added a little sparkle

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

*Second in a Style*

Very similar (almost the same) to the last card I posted...  different stamps, different colours, but same card...


Saturday, August 19, 2017

*One Layer Celebrate*

Another very quick and easy card.... one little layer and that's it!  I stamped the flower (AlteNew Henneh Elements) with VersaFine and coloured with shades of pink Tombow markers.  I added the sentiment, stamped in VersaFine as well.  I added some Wink of Stella in clear on the flower to make it sparkle a little

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

*So Quick*

I was behind in some birthday card making and sending so I needed something very quick and easy... I went through my patterned paper stash and found a partial sheet of this stuff from way back when I worked at the Scrapbook Pantry (we're talking 7 or 8 years ago!).  I used a punch to cut the squares to ensure they were the same size.  I put them on the front of a top fold card using foam tape and added a sentiment below.  So quick and easy!  I might try more with some different papers!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

*Happy Birthday Beyotch*

When I saw the Saucy Sentiments set from Cathy Zielske, I knew I had to have it...  They sayings are all a little "off the cuff" and totally me! LOL!

I cut a circle using two sizes of Nestabilities, added a bunch of those flowers I stamped out with the other card (stamps by Winnie and Walter, cut with the Brother Scan and Cut) and added the sentiment.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

*Good Friends*

When I saw this one stamp (part of a set) from Stampin' Up!, I knew I had to have it.  It just totally drew me in!  I paired it with some Winnie and Walter stamps done in Catherine Pooler inks and cut out with my new Brother Scan n Cut 2, which I am totally in love with!  I did a half sheet of cardstock stamped with different coloured flowers and leaves and cut them all out in a matter of a couple of minutes.  I have lots left over to play with on another card!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

*Happy Anniversary*

Two lovely ladies who have come in to my life celebrated their first wedding anniversary at the end of July...and I wanted to send a card.

I used Catherine Pooler inks and images to throw together this card... I completely stole the idea from something I saw on Pinterest, but I'm OK with that LOL!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

*Sitting Around*

Once again, I used up some stuff that was sitting around my stamp table to create a card.  I had stamped these images from the AlteNew Hennah Elements set and then set them aside for a while...  I coloured these two up with my Tombow markers, used the matching dies to cut them out, added a sentiment and voila!