Archive for June, 2009

Summer Reads

Paper Craft Planet’s 3D Tuesdays came around last Tuesday & with the business of school ending, I didn’t have a chance to play around the Adela’s wonderful idea of a ribbon Bookmark until today.  3d17’s idea is to use ribbon scraps (always plentiful).  With our summer camping trips coming up, I decided to make a bookmark for each member of our family.

For Malcolm, I took chipboard letters, & used some Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum Planet Pigment Ink.  For Liam I used an old tigger, rubber embellishement I guess, but it really came off of an old back pack.  Emma, I used velour paper with some felt diecut ribbon & some velour ribbon.  DH uses these cute clear stamps from Kelly Panacci (Sandy Lion), which I thought the sentiment was PERFECT for him, as he easily gets lost in a book for hours.   Mine is a Martha Stewart moiré ribbon (woodgrain pattern) and a super soft crocheted flower (although I can knit, no, I can’t crochet to save my life) that I bought at Sassy beads last year, that I loved & wasn’t sure what I wanted to use it on.

Puppy Love

Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday Challenge, tag:  sb062109, and I thought I’d scrap something very current in our lives.  My brother’s dog, had puppies on Father’s Day, and we (DH, my 3 kids & I) were so excited we rushed over to see all 8 puppies & Crystal, the happy mum.

The Page Curl-shadow effect is from a tutorial I learned from Sande Krieger, which I’m loving right now.




RhonnaFarrer_2ps_Petsrubons (free kit at Two Peas)



KTeague_Basics_Damask_2ps_Ltblue (hue changed a bit)


AL Worn Machine Font

Happy HSM

Okay so Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #37 is High School Musical!

The following is a questionnaire to fill out if you are not sure if you have a HSM Fanatic in your home.  NB:  This could also be used interchangeably with the Jonas Bro’s.

Have we seen it:  Yes.

Gone to theatre release:  Yes.

Do we own all the DVD’s:  Yes.

Do we own the Music CD’s:  Yes.

Do we have a 9 going on 10 year old Daughter:  Yes.

Does she own a massive poster of HSM in her room:  Yes.

Is the the second card I made for this challenge, because the first “basketball card” was rejected as ‘not High School Musical Enough?”:  YES.

My oldest, my DD actually wanted me to get all the neighbourhood kids to jump in the air, take a picture & make a scrapbook page.  I might actually have to do that, now that it’s in her brain.

Here’s my our card:

Used:  Yoho Yellow Textured CS, Ridinghood Red CS, Cricut Machine, Mini Monograms Cartridge, Creative Memories Gold Pen, Yellow Highliter, Stapler, Velour Fabric.


Time for Kristina Wern’ers Colour Inspiration #55!  This week’s photo comes from this fabulous skirt & shoes:

No stamping, just some left over material cut in a circle, with a running stitch around the outside & then gathered in to make a fabric yoyo.  Apparently they sell templates to make yoyo’s, but I’ve never understood why.  Maybe it’s faster.  Anyhoo, here’s my card:

Used:  Vanilla CS, Really Rust CS, Grey CS, Buttons from my stash, EKSuccess Edge Punch, Unknown PP, Grey & Rust Cross Stitch Embroidery Floss, Fabric left over from an autumn table runner I made a couple of years ago.

Quilted Inspiration

Paper Craft Planet’s Colour Inspiration, #23, (tag: pcpcolor23) comes from Pine Is Here, who found this fun clip from a Japanese Sewing Magazine.

For the challenge, I had a tough time putting that many colours together:

kraft, ( the color of cardboard)
vanilla ( the color of French vanilla ice cream)
mellow moss ( a bluish green but not a teal or turquoise)
Celery (a light olive green)
Saffron (a light yellow)
mustard (an earthy yellow)
cocoa (a medium brown)

I’m not that fond of the card, probably the mustard on the wings, but I got the challenge completed.  This is my go:

Used:  Martha Stewart PP, Mellow Moss CS, Certainly Celery textured CS, More Mustard CS, Kraft CS, Close to Cocoa DSP, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Scallop Punch, word window Punch, Close to Cocoa Marker, More Mustard EP, Versamark Ink, Copic CO Cool Grey Marker, Lots of Thoughts Stamp Set, Sewing Machine, Flower Mandala 1 Stamp from OutlinesRubberStampCo, Michaels PP (Paperbilities Autumn Leaves Kaleidoscope Printed Paper), Mellow Moss Ink, Certainly Celery Ink.

Time Together

Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday Challenge, tag:  sb061409, was put together with some items from Two Peas & some won stuff from Libby Weifenbach (during the Stampin’ Out Alzheimer’s Event).  

I took these pictures at the Church Picnic on Sunday.  The forecast called for rain, but it was a gorgeous sunny get together & the rain held off until AFTER the picnic!  Pays to have friends in high places, yes?  


SandeKrieger_Whitefloral photo edge_Pink October_2Peas (free kit from TwoPeas)

2Peas Wild Child Font

2peas scrapbook Font





SandeKrieger_USA_Home of the Brave_SandeKrieger_2Peas (free Kit TwoPeas)


A Year In Cards: Gift Cards.

This was a template from a Year in Cards June 2009, tutorial by Garden Girl, Kristina Werner over at Two Peas.  I absolutely have to give it a go, because Kristina’s templates are wonderful for gift cards-perfect for this time of year.

Here’s my take on her tutorial:

Used:  Kraft CS SU, K & Company Que Sera Sera, Bobbin Ribbon 5/8″ 4ft Tape Measure Ebony, Momenta Puffy Stickers, Fiskars Scallop Punch.

Mugshot Messages

Paper Craft Planet’s Weekly Colour Challenge, #22, (tag: PCPcolor22).  Black, White & as many greens as you want.  Okay!  Here’s the inspirational photo from Millie Dawson-Hardy’s UK adventure last week.

Only another couple weeks left of school in Ottawa & I’ve got to get crackin’ on gifts for the teachers.  I LOVED the Teacher Appreciation creation of Susanna Boyd “mugshot” message style, and I seem to be on a Starbook kick lately.  With that in mind, here’s what I have for the challenge.  

There are many great tutorials on Starbooks like this one by Sheila Weaver, using a pop-out style.  With her tutorial in mind, I made my star book with circle pop outs, rather than rectangle.  

Sheila’s tutorial is great, so below is just how I put on the circle pop outs. So start with the 5 Card Stocks of 5″x8″ CS’s folded every 2 inches, so at 2″,4″,6″. Then along the middle fold, place a 1 1/4″ circle punch out for a guideline and cut for even slits.

I found the easiest way for me to cut even slits is by using a Coluzzle.  You can line it up along the fold & make 4 slits:

and then you punch out the circle

Now go grab a separate piece of CS & stamp whatever design or sentiment you want (I don’t know why I didn’t use my Cercle d’amitié, sorry Madame) & put slits in that too.  I used another bigger punch here, the 1 3/4″, as a guideline to where the slits needed to be.  Punch out the circle & fold in half. 

Then carefully align the slits in the CS.  It’s a bit figity.  

Okay do that with all of the 5 CS & you have this:

Okay, so you’ll need backings to all of these pop outs.  Those are 5 of 5×8″, each folded in half & adhered to these ones.  Just put on a bit of sticky tape, about an inch in from the sides.

Stick 1 side & then just fold the other side over & it should line up just fine:

and now you have the 5 points, all with backs on them:

Okay stick those together, & it forms a kinda book, the star book.  :)  

Add your cover & decorate with pictures (Once again, I used the Teacher Appreciation creation of Susanna Boyd “mugshot” message style, ’cause it’s so darn cute & this is going to Malcolm’s teacher.)  Anyways, each page has a little message.  Merci, Mme!

Used:  White CS, Always Artichoke DSP, Basic Black CS, PP from Dollar store, Circle Punches, Coluzzle, Circle of Friendship Stamp Set, Versa fine Ink.

Coffee Filtered Rose

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #36!   Beauty & the Beast.  I had the privilege of finding out the movie ahead of time & guest for the super fun Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge!!! Can you tell I was excited to be asked?  

Being 30-something, I didn’t see this movie as a child, but my oldest daughter went through the disney stage & yes we own the DVD.  I do love musicals and this movie came rushing back into my head with images of the enchanted rose.  That & humming “be our guest” each time I’ve set the table this week.  

 I’ve been wanting to try this Coffee Filter technique I saw over at Martha for over a year now & this was a great excuse to try it.  I used Copic Markers, instead of water colour paints.  I think I would use paint next time, because now I have to buy refills for my Copic Markers.  Not the end of the world, but it uses a lot of ink.  Here’s my go at making a “rose card”.  

The Petals of the flower, after painted (or markered in this case) need to be curled into a point.  See Video instructions.  

You wouldn’t be able to put this into a regular envelope.  Honestly, I can’t take a good picture of it, but the technique is just so cool, because it really does turn out like a real rose.  

Used:  Always Artichoke DSP, Always Artichoke CS, Martha Stewart Satin Putty Ribbon, Eight #4 White Paper Coffee Filters, Copic Markers:  R59 Cardinal & E07 Light Mahogany, Bamboo Skewer (to curl edges of flowers into a point), Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch, Flower Wire for Stem, Super Sticky Tape, Template from Cassie Chappell, as seen on Martha Stewart.

Underwater ‘Hi’

Kristina Werner’s Colour Inspiration #54.  This week the image comes from Adrienne, with this baby seat:

I thought I’d use this K & Company Designer Mat Pad called Actopus to Zelephant, because the colours were pretty bang on the challenge colours.  Here’s my fast card.

Gotta go, my 3 year old is having an “off day”.  Advil for me, I believe, might just do the trick. :)

Used:  Momenta Puffy Alpha Stickers, K & Company Designer Mat Pad Actopus to Zelephant PP, Creative Memories Punch, Dimensionals, Green Galore Textured CS, Taken with Teal Textured CS, Green Galore Textured CS, White CS, Paper Piercing Tool kit, EK Success Edge Punch.