Archive for September, 2009

Baby Tags

For these Onsies, I used a template from Adela .

You can have a chance at WINNING this template just by entering the Tuesday 3D Challenge, 3D31, Tag It Clearly .

I printed out the template & then cut it out by hand–quick to do (really). For the Blue Bib, I used Nesties. Next time somebody is expecting twin boys, I am so ready, just throw in the gift certificate & go!

Here’s my go with the 3D31 Challenge to create a See-Thru Tag.  At the back of the card, I cut out another Nestie, to cover up the back of the embellishment.

Be sure to check out other 3D31-Tag It Clearly Submissions over at Paper Craft Planet.

Glitta’ Queens

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #51, had a Blingy Hollywood Classic, All About Eve.  Glitta, Glam, & Stars.  I think this will probably go to a Birthday Girl-Friend of Emma’s.  Ten year olds are still quite into the sparkle.

Here’s one of the images I used from the movie to make the card.  Needless to say, I feel rather frumpishly dressed right now, looking at these starlettes.

Nothing fancy, but the CS is a cool metallic IRL.

Thanks for the fun, ladies!  If you haven’t made a card for the challenge, you have until Thursday night to do so!

Used:  SU Favorite Greetings Stamp, Silver EP, Versamark Ink, Purple Metallic Paper (from Heather’s Stamping Haven here in Ottawa), Basic Grey CS, Dimensionals, Diamond Rhinestones.


This is a “tooooFUR”. The first if for the 3D Tuesday Challenge, candle gift box, 3d29, & the second is for the 50th Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, “Pretty Woman”. There is some major blog candy for the Cinema challenge, so get your creative juices going & in by Thursday evening.

For this challenge, I went with the romantic ending … hope that doesn’t spoil it for people, but common, ya gotta know it’s a happy ending.

Here’s my creation.

I didn’t use a template, for this, just an 8×11″ CS & eyeballed for the candle holders & well that’s it.  The Circles are small enough so the candle holders are suspended in them.  (a bit bigger than the SU 1 3/4″ punch–I used the Creative Memories Blue cutter with the mid size circle).  It’s about 7 3/4″ wide x 2 1/2″ deep x 1″ height (well okay 4 1/2″ high if you count the back).

Used:  PP from Karen Avery called Rosebuds & Blooms, Kraft CS, Tender Toile SU Stamp Set, Kiwi Kiss Ink, Creative Memories Circle Cutter (Blue with Mid size Circle), adhesive pearls, Candles & Tea light Holders, Nestabilities (Oval & Scalloped Oval), & Dimensionals.

To follow up the 3dChallenge/Cinema Challenge, I had another candle that was a challenge from PaperCraftPlanet’s 3D Tuesday … well this was LAST Tuesday’s challenge, but with vacations I’m just getting around to posting it.

For that Tuesday 3D Challenge, “3D28, I Burn for You” I used the wonderful video tutorial that Susanna made up to decorate a candle with Tissue Paper & Wax Paper. Thanks for the fun.

I had a left over pink candle from Advent, I think, & I used some pink tissue paper & that melted right into it. I must admit, I had a bugger of a time with the wax paper on the long candle, but it did go (very carefully as not to burn my fingers)

I guess I’m in a Pink stage right now.  Here it is:

Used:  K & Company Matte Pack, Autumn Days SU Stamp Set, Corner Rounder, Stazon Timber Brown Ink, Dimensionals, Offray 1 1/2 ” Brown Ribbon, Pink Tissue Paper, Pink Candle, Orange Rhinestone Brad, Wire & Pencil to curl it.

Love Note

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #49, is part of the Trilogy The Lord of the Rings, the Two Towers.

I really enjoyed the LOR Triology.  I adored the love subplot in the movie (yeah, viggo mortensen!) so I did up a little love card.  Off season, but hey you can give a love note whenever, yes?  Actually, my DH loves Jelly Beans, so I may have to replace the candy.

Clear Packaging was from actually packaging from a flower embellishment.  It serves the purpose.  I closed the back in by brads.  The challenge requirement was to add embossing … it’s on the inside, hope that still counts.

You can just take off the brads & voilà candy.

Used:  Packaging from a discarded flower embellie, Rhinestone Brads,Love without End Stamp Set (SU), Real Red CS, Silver EP, Versa Mark Ink, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Candies.


This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #48, is School of Rock.  Okay, truth, I haven’t seen it, but 2 of my kids have & they “explained it to me”.  With that wealth of knowledge + a little you tube time.  I gave this week’s Challenge a go.

Here’s my card … I forgot the “cork” the first time, so I rejigged it a bit:

It’s just a tiny “trifold” gift card.  I’m not sure if that’s what the technical name for the card … it’s two cards stuck together (overlapping at back) to make a trifold.  So that’s what I’m going with.

Like I mentioned, I forgot the cork the first time, so it was a bit of a late addition, but it’s there!

Used:  Me & My Big Ideas Mat Pack (Fashion District), Hanna Montana Stamp Set (Michaels), Creamy Caramel Ink, Ranger Distressing Tool, White EP, Versa Mark, Oval Punches (SU), G Studio Clear Stamps, Cream (or is it called Ivory?) CS (SU), Rose Red Ink & CS.

Scalloped Envy

Time for Paper Craft Planet’s 3D challenge:  3d27-Scalloped Envy.

Fun & Quick!

I used Nesties (Labels Four) and PP from “me & my Big Ideas” called ‘Fashion District’. (Mat Pad) CS: Mellow Moss textured & Bashful Blue, Punches 3 Stamp Set, Scalloped Square Punch & Chocolate Chip Ink.

Pop Up Surprise

This is a card I did a back in July for a PCPplanet Colour Inspiration … use a lot of different shades of pink. I used some silver too. Cheat. :)  Never did upload it to the blog, I believe it was around the time of the “puppy pound” here at my house.  Things slipped.  I must admit, I’m still not “back in the game” of regular routine, maybe by October.

The “Pop Up Surprise” Card is a technique from Kim Burmeister’s video that I saw on PCPlanet. I’m glad she had the straight forward video, I’ve been meaning to try this style of card.

The flower embellie is from Michaels, “Recollections”.  Stamp Set from SU’s Spectacular Birthday (retired).  What else?  Uh silver EP, Versamark Ink, Pink Pirouette CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Gross Grain Ribbon 1/4″ (Craft), Pink Dew Drop from Dollar Store.

Just Odd

So the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge was posted last Saturday & today, Thursday is the deadline for the 47th Challenge of “Forest Gump”.  I have not missed a challenge, not sure how, with vacations, but I haven’t missed one & didn’t want to miss this one.  So I had 10 minutes today to do something before picking the older children up from school (now walking with my youngest AND the puppy).  Have I come up with enough excuses for this odd submission to the challenge?

My DH sat & read Forest gump one summer vacation, all in a lazy cabin day & loved it.  We went to see the movie the following year, I believe.  I giggled at the whole Bubba Shrimp bit.  We have a running joke of “boiled shrimp, broiled shrimp, baked shrimp, shrimp gumbo …. ” I’m not sure why it’s so funny to me but it is.  I also love shrimp & whenever we the neighbours get together, somebody is guaranteed to make a shrimp dish.  Enter one neighbour’s dh who is tragically allergic to shrimp. AAAAHHHH can’t imagine, but he is always asking, “does this have shrimp/crab in it?”  This is where I came with this odd idea.  It will be used, this autumn, for sure.  I can hear it now, “Amy, you have too much time on your hands”.

Did you know that there’s not a shrimp stamp-that I could find, anyway.  I took some water colour paper & went at it with the aquapainter & a bit of Embossing Powder.

Used:  Bamboo Skewer, Chocolate Chip 1 1/4″ Gross Grain Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Ink, Only Orange Ink, Simple Shapes Stamp Set (SU), Bienfang Canvasette Paper Canvas 170 lb Heavy Weight Water Paper Rough Surface Matte Finish, Pink Embossing Powder (SU retired), Versa mark Ink, Aqua Painter, Corner Punch.