Saturday, January 30, 2010

Whiff of Joy--Challenge #64

I have been a very busy girl over the past couple of weeks doing challenges and helping my daughter get her own blog up and running--You can visit Jules at Crafts and Crazy Cats. It was music to my ears when she came to me and said she wanted to do it--we have had a lot of fun creating together and her enthusiasm has done this crafter's heart good!! Thanks to Cathy Siroski & Karen Gougen too at The Rubber Room for all your support!!

This week over at Whiff of Joy the challenge is a sketch from DT member Gio.

This was my first time doing a Whiff of Joy Challenge and I chose Melinda Reading A Book.

The Recipe

  • Sentiment--Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--Everyday Sentiments
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • DP--Doodlebug--Very Cherry Paisley
  • Flowers--Prima
  • 8-Petal Flower Die--Quickutz
  • 6-Petal Flower--EK Success--Punch
  • Brads--Doodlebug
  • Butterfly Charm--The Rubber Room
  • Stickles--Icicle

    Thanks for coming by today! Hope you like my card! Leave a comment--I'd love to see what you've been up to!! :)



    Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    Colour Create Challenge #36

    Good day!! Thought I would try a new challenge today. Colour Create has challenged us to use kraft, blue and white on our cards...

    Here's mine...

    The Recipe

    • Stamps--High Hopes
    • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers--Kraft from LSS
    • DP--Sorry, unsure-was a scrap from my stash
    • Stamped on Prism Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
    • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copic, Touch, Prismacolor
    • Colorbox Fluid Chalk--Chestnut Roan
    • Brads--Doodle Bug
    • Ribbon--Michael's
    • Dew Drops--Robin's Nest

    Thanks for coming by today!!



    Tuesday, January 26, 2010

    Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--Challenge #14

    Good morning everyone!! Over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps they're having a "No Embellishments" challenge!! That means no ribbon, no brads, no charms, no bling, no nothing, only paper & stamps allowed. Now as you might have noticed if you have seen any of my other cards I'm a little "embellishment challenged" at times so I was really up for this one!

    When I first saw KKS's Lillith I laughed out loud. I just loved those frogs--especially the one on her head. I bought the stamp but wondered when & what I would use her for. I also wanted to try paper piecing for this week's challenge I christened Lillith and tried my hand at "dressmaking"!!

    Here's my card...

    Here's the inside...

    I think this card would be great for a girl who's a "free-spirit"--someone who does things her own way, has lots of critics, but gets results and lives a remarkable life!! I know a few ladies like that and they inspire & motivate me.

    The Recipe:

    • Stamps & "You Go Girl" Sentement--Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
    • Inside Sentiments--See D's--Quotopia
    • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
    • DP--Bo Bunny--Glee Plaid
    • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copic, Prismacolor, Letra Set, & Touch
    • Perma Paque Marker for outlining

    So there you have it! Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by! Leave me a comment and a link to your blog--I'd love to come for a visit!!



    Monday, January 25, 2010

    High Hopes Challenge #60

    Wow, it's been a long time since I had a chance to play along with the High Hopes Challenge and this week it's all about making a scene :) I picked up one of Dustin Pike's images "Troubled Travis" from the new release and couldn't wait to use it!!

    Here's my card...

    The challenge said you had to use at least 3 stamps in your scene and so I used the Jungle Background as well as the Daisy stamp to set the scene for this poor battered soul. I can imagine this card being for some poor skateboarder or ski enthusiast who didn't quite complete the trick like they had planned. It any case I had fun and was very challenged making it.

    The Recipe:
    • Stamps--All High Hopes
    • Card Stock--Bazzil Papers
    • Stamped On--Prism Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
    • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copic, Touch, & Prismacolor

    Thanks for stopping by to take a look & if you haven't had a chance to see the new release you really should check it out!

    Have a great day!!


    Sunday, January 24, 2010

    Birthday Cards

    Just a quick post to show you two birthday cards I made for my niece Katie who turns 30 this week and the other for my friend Enid who just turned 65 and is retiring after 40 years of work. The stamp is called Labour of Love by Penny Black. I love this stamp--it can be used for so many different occasions. I coloured the images with alcohol markers and chose to use plain card stock from Bazzil papers for a clean look.

    Thanks for stopping by--Have a relaxing day!!

    Saturday, January 23, 2010

    Troop Card #4--Bound for HMCS Athabaskan

    Here's another Troop card. I thought I would do a non-military looking one just for a change of pace. I love Leo!! He's such a cute little guy--he's one of my favourite High Hopes stamps and he's so fun to colour. This card also has an inside pocket fit for a Tim Horton's gift card, photo or poem. I plan to send this to a sailor aboard HMCS Athabaskan which is currently in Haiti helping with disaster relief.

    The Recipe for This Card:

    • Leo & Sentiment--High Hopes Stamps
    • Card Stock--Bazzil Papers
    • Patterned Paper--g.c.d. Studios--Retrophide
    • Ribbon--Michael's
    • Brads--Doodlebug
    • Media--Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils with Odorless Mineral Spirits (applied after all alcohol marker colouring is done)
    • Stamped On--Prism Smooth with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

    Thanks for taking a look--have a blessed day!!


    Friday, January 22, 2010

    Troop Card #3--Buy A Soldier A Cup Of Coffee

    Here's another version of Team Canada from High Hopes Stamps!! This card will be going to a soldier in Kandahar with a little something inside...a Tim Horton's gift card. On July 1st, 2006 (Canada Day) Tim Horton's opened its doors at Kandahar Air Field--home to about 2200 military personnel from Canada and abroad. For those of you who don't know, Timmie's is a Canadian institution, household word and source of many 1000's of Canadians morning java. It's also a taste of home for the men and women who spend long periods away from loved ones as they bravely serve in Afghanistan.

    Photo Courtesy of Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services

    I personally love their chocolate dipped doughnuts and the hot apple cider :)--Not exactly weight loss food...

    For this card I thought if might be nice to buy a soldier a cup of coffee long distance so I made it with an inside pocket that could hold the gift card...Here's the front of the card...

    And the inside...

    Recipe for This Card:
    • Team Canada--High Hopes Stamps
    • Card Stock--Bazzil Papers
    • Patterned Paper--The Paper Studio--Textured Camo
    • Die Cuts--Love Letter & Support Ribbon--Quickutz
    • Ribbon--Michael's
    • Metal Letter Charms--Dollar Store
    • Brads--Screwheads--Stash
    • Stamped On--Prism Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

    Interesting story...Read Jennifer's account of her time at Kandahar Air Field as a Tim Horton's employee.

    Thanks for stopping by today--hope you have a great day--do something nice while you're at the Timmie's drive thru--pay for the person behind you--RAK!! :)



    Thursday, January 21, 2010

    Troop Card #2--HMCS Halifax

    Hello everyone!! I wanted to show you all my first go at Dustin Pike's new release over at High Hopes Stamps! I thought this stamp would make a great troop card--it's called Team Canada! This card will be going to a sailor aboard HMCS Halifax. If you click on the ship's link you can find out what they are doing right now as they aid earthquake victims in Haiti. Way to go Canada and may you all be safe as you serve these hurting people!

    My dad use to be in the Royal Canadian Navy and proudly served aboard HMCS Bonaventure & HMCS Magnificent--both lightweight aircraft carriers--long decommissioned. It's funny, even after almost 50 years has passed, he still identifies himself as a sailor. I use to love to look at his naval scrapbook when I was a kid and see at all the pictures of life aboard ship, all the faraway places he toured and the icebergs...I really remember the icebergs. I think his scrapbook really inspired me and that's where I got my love of scrapbooking from. As far back as I can remember I was always making my own little books and pasting stuff into them. Thanks Dad, for the inspiration--incidently this isn't a cheap hobby :)!

    Here's the outside of my card...

    And the inside...

    Recipe for this Card:

    • Stamp: Team Canada--High Hope Stamps
    • Cardstock: Bazzil Papers
    • Patterned Paper--Around the Block--Maple Leaf
    • Ship's Wheel Embellishment--from The Rubber Room
    • Support Ribbon--Quickutz
    • Die Cut Lettering--Quickutz--Diesel Font
    • Media--Alcohol Markers--Copic, Touch, & Prismacolor
    • Stamped on Prism Paper with Memento Tuxeodo Black Ink

    A thought as I close...I cannot grasp the horrible situation in Haiti right now--I have heard the news reports and seen some of the pictures and honestly I am overwhelmed... My heart and my prayers go out to the Haitian people and the many people from around the world who have lost loved ones there. I plan today to tell the people I love how much they mean to me--I am very thankful for what I have--I am truly blessed.

    Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!

    Sarah xx

    Tuesday, January 19, 2010

    High Hopes New Release Comes Out Tomorrow--Yiiiiippppeee!!

    High Hopes is coming out with a new release tomorrow with images from their new, talented artist Dustin Pike. Click on the High Hopes link next to this post to find our more!! If you're in the London area check out The Rubber Room for Dustin's new stamps!!

    Have a GREAT DAY!!

    Wednesday, January 13, 2010

    Troop Card #1--Thank A Soldier!!

    Hi! Just wanted to put up a quick post of a card I did for a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan. This is my first time sending a card to a soldier I haven't actually met. So many of the brave men and women in our military put their lives on the line everyday to help bring peace & support to many disaster & war-torn areas of the world...this is my small way of saying thanks to just one of them and letting this one know how much I appreciate their sacrifice and service. Here's the link to the Canadian Forces site if you would like to do the same--How to send mail to Any Canadian Forces Member.

    Inside the card is a pocket with a poem I wrote for this particular soldier.

    The Recipe for this Card:
    • Dream Street Papers--Clubhouse Camo
    • g.c.d. studios--Whoop De Doo Collection--Retrophide
    • Cardstock--Bazzil Paper
    • Soldier Stamp--Paper Inspirations
    • Thank You Stamp--Studio G
    • Ink--Versa Magic--Tea Leaves
    • Die Cuts--Quickutz

    So there you have it--I hope you like my card and will be inspired to reach out and encourage a fellow Canadian who I know will welcome mail from home!! Other countries also do this for their citizens serving in the just have to surf a little to find the information!! In the future I plan to post any good links I find to people and organizations who do this.