Archive for February, 2010

My Hero

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #68, this week is … can you guess?  Spiderman!

I got at my card pretty quick today, because well I have the Cuttlebug embossing folder for the web & the provocraft die cuts for the spider… it came with bats as well.  The Glitter Paper is from American Crafts.  What else … Red SU CS, White CS, Circle punch, Circle Nestabilities & dimentionals.  The Acetate is from packaging, but it embossed the web easily.

Okay, I think I’m ready for the next little boy birthday party or maybe it’s already gone up to Liam’s room.  We have quite a few Spiderman paraphernalia laying about the house.  Super Hero Squad mini Spiderman & SpiderGirl snuck into this photo.

Why do we have so much?  Well it started with Malcolm & even Emma was into it a bit, but now it’s Super Hero Squad Liam … “who’s gunna hero up!”  For those that have a 4 year old boy you’ll know the tune.

Thanks for the fun!

Faux Bois

I was given the honour of being Guest Designer for this week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week’s Challenge, #67 is Tristan and Isolde.

I watched ‘Tristan and Isolde’ on YouTube, had never heard of it before, but throughly enjoyed the love story. I think the whole idea of romantic tragedy appealed to me from the idea of living in the moment.  Perhaps never seeing a loved one again to rejoicing in simple reminders until you do meet again.  Make sense?  This card reminds me of the secret doors from the movie & the coral bracelet that Tristan made.  I made mine from Flower Soft & a piece of ballet slipper elastic.  :)  The technique of the the wood is called faux bois can be found at SCS.

The ring ‘Coral Bracelet’ ring on the door …

Here’s is the Sentiment from Stampin’ Up:  Antique Collectables:

Other Supplies:  More Mustard CS, Chocolate Chip Ink, Close To Cocoa Ink, Creamy Caramel Ink, Cuttlebug embossing Folder, Polar fleece Flower Soft, Making Memories Brads,  Coluzzle Oval Cutter, Button from My stash, White CS.

Fine Print & Plaid

Oh my last day of the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, this week’s challenge, #66 was Clueless.

Here’s my Plaid Card …

Here’s a close up of the Stampin’ Up Sentiment:  That Fine Print, in Basic Black Marker.  The Paper is from DCWV Matstack:  Safari Kids & the Flowers are from Ka Jinker.

Thanks for the fun Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge folks!

Celebrate Birthdays

This is for an Embellish Challenge for Celebrating Birthdays.  Here’s the colour inspiration here:

Those were some beautiful colours, that I had some trouble putting together.  But I did have fun–thanks!

Here’s my card using some K & Company Wild Raspberry Deisnger Paper & the Stampin’ Up! Stamps Sets:  Spectacular Birthday & de la joie toute l’année, with Colorbox Chalk Ink:

I’ve Been Pinked

I’ve been having bunches of fun with the Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesdays lately.  This week’s inspiration photo, You’ve Been Pinked, was chosen by Julie Masse with this Girl’s Birthday Party Candy Bar Photo:

I knew what I wanted to do with this challenge.  I must say, It took me forever to find where I first saw the blooming hearts idea.  What a pain, I should have book marked it, because it obviously stuck in my brain when I made the card.  Here is a  Blooming flowers idea, although I’m not sure that that’s where I first saw the idea.  Sorry whoever it was, but this is my take:

Used:  Stampin’ Up  Sweet Heart STamp Set, K & Company Wild Raspberry Dsigner Paper, ColorBox Brown Chalk Ink, Dimensionals, White CS, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Stamp, White EP, Versa Mark Ink, Pink Rick Rack.

Home is where …

This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #65, was Sleepless in Seattle.  Good Valentine movie!

One of my favourite  clips from this movie is of the boy calling into the radio station from his boat house home.

This is my take of his boat house home.  Fill it with candy maybe?  Not sure yet.  Actually, this is already Liam’s so a little Bat Man Lego guy is probably occupying it right now.

The mini house template I found at (free) Pierres Paper Models.  Anyone with any more patience than I have with a 4 year old circling wanting to help, can totally build a better home than I.

Used Pierre Paper Model Template, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Doily Heart Edge Punch, Stampin’ Up! All God’s Children, Purely Pomegranate Ink & CS, Kraft CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Close to Cocoa Marker, Dimensionals, Word Window Punch.

Keep It Simple: Valentine

This is for a KI Memories: Keep it Simple Challenge.  Valentines, made simple.  I could use that.  With 3 kids & as many as 34 kids in a class … ya.

I thought the quickest for me, being Scissor Challenged, is to use a punch with some KI Memories Pop Culture Digital Paper

Used:  KI Memories Pop Culture Digital Paper, Dimensionals, Stampin’ Up!:  White Cs, Apricot Appeal Textured CS, Sweet Heart Stamp Set, Black Ink, Scallop Punch, Heart Punch.

A Visitor from OverSeas

Stanley, of Flat Stanley fame, was mailed to us from our cousins on the other side of the Pond.  Two Brothers, who attend Grovewood Primary School in Essex, England thought that Stanley would enjoy a visit to the colonies, in particular, Ottawa during one of it’s many festivals.  We were excited to see him & show him a typical Saturday in the Nation’s Capital.

When we told Stanley that it was the first day of Winterlude & we’d leave the burbs & head downtown to check it out, he seemed very excited.  I think he was a bit disappointed; however that the smallest skates we had were still too big for him.  None the less, he was game to check out the World’s Largest Outdoor Skating Rink.

Down Town!  There’s the parliament buildings & the Peace Tower.  See the sky?  Notice that there are no clouds?  To a Canadian, no clouds means, it’s a really, really cold day.  Today, the temperature with the windchill was -25 Celsius.  Stanley found it cold, but it’s not always this cold.  In the summer it gets really hot.  In February, in Ottawa, it IS ALWAYS super cold.

So Winterlude is one of the many festivals Ottawa has.  At Confederation Park, they had Ice Sculpture Competitions with artists from around the world.

Here is Malcolm, Liam (in front) & Emma in front of one of Stanley’s favourite sculptures.

The Sculpture is called Ogopogo.

After looking at the sculptures, we walked the 5 minutes to the start of the Rideau Canal. You go over the stairs, take off your boots & put your skates on right there on the benches on the ice.

There’s Stanley & {Stanley} & Mike, who put skates on everyone.  He said his hands were tingling because of the cold.

Here’s Stanley & Emma.

Here’s Amy & Emma (Stanley is taking the photo):

This early in the morning, it’s not very busy at all & the ice was in great shape.

We didn’t stay too long.  Liam thought it was too cold.  Stanley got a ride with Hula Girl & they stopped on the way home for a Timmies, the worlds BEST coffee & donuts, eh.

So we dropped Emma off for her Ballet & Tap classes, just making it there in the nick of time

Stanley was still pretty cold.  The boys came home & we all sat by the fire place to warm up.

Stanley really liked his feet by the fire place & wished he could have taken off his socks too.  Now, as Stanley sat there he thought that being really close to a fire & being made of paper was not a great idea.

So he opted to warm up with Sparkle, who was very accommodating.

After a wee bit of rest, it was off to Malcolm’s Hockey Game.

That was cool & Stanley was enamored with the Zamboni that cleaned the ice between games.  He thought that would be a fun job to do.

Here’s Malcolm & Liam.  Malcolm, under his Hab’s Toque is wearing the Team Player of the Week Helmet.  He did great in that game.  Stanley was getting pretty tired & decided that he was too tired to walk, so he got a ride on Malcolm’s hockey bag.

We came home & thankfully we had a pot roast on in the crock pot & the house smelled wonderful.

We really hoped Flat Stanley enjoyed his time here & will come back to visit us in the summer when the weather is +30 C, not -30 C.  :D

Stitched Up

So this month’s theme at Paper Craft Planet is Keeping You in Stitches, pcpdt0210,   Add sewing to your creation.  I keep a special needle aside, so the next time I go to mend the boys’ clothes or Emma’s latest scrunchie, I can actually sew with it.  Paper dulls the needle just a bit.

I did have some fun with this idea with two projects.  First is this little paper bird:

I thought he was cute.  The CS is a Designer Mat Pad from K & Co called Ancestry.  The pattern … Martha.  And such a Martha thing, it is.  ”What do you do with a paper bird?”  I don’t know, but I like the idea.

The second stitching bit I’ve done was on a card …

The stamp set is from Stampin’ Up! called Paint Prints, stamped in Sahara Sand Ink on Kraft CS, with some old olive CS.  The felt vine is from Forever in Time Floral Embellishments Thick Vine.

The green boarder at the side was left over from another project’s unused Scallop Trim.  Always keep your scraps, ya never know.

U R Sweet

MoxieFabWorld’s Tuesday Trigger Challenge is up & here is the fun inspiration photo Alicia Thelin chose this fun piece from Vintage Heart Boxes (The Red Thread)

My take on the card, is pretty much straight forward.  I cheated & used an old Martha Stewart Magazine for the paper, using Creative Memories small & large heart punches.  I wished I had had a Nestability rectangle die, but I didn’t so I used my exacto knife to cut out the Kraft Trim.  Martha also supplied the stamp, from her Valentine’s clear stamps, in Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Up Ink.