Sunday, July 15, 2012

Challenge Entry - Summer Time Card!

Another of my SUMMER cards where I chosen a sea/ocean theme!  I love-love-love doing these
kinds of projects at this time of year....which is why I buy stamps and equipment to equip me to make them and I buy the supplies from all over, no particular favorites.

Here I have used a 'Your Next Stamp' stamp set - Happy Birthday Mermaid' paired with a simplier stamp set of sea creatures {the starfish, fish and seahorse} and even a foam leaf stamp for the background. 

I also have entered this for COLOR THROWDOWN  whose celebrating their 200th Challenge - so, CT200 naturally!  The colours chosen were:
Pink Passion
Certainly Celery
Chocolate Chip
Pumpkin Pie
Tempting Turquoise 
I have used all of the above colours in one way or another on my card.  Certainly Celery is on the Mermaids's fins but also is sponged around the card's edges and overtop of the Turquoise water! Chocolate Chip is in one's hair, and fome finer detail on another mermaid. Pumpkin Pie makes up the starfish and within the seahorse, and there are accents of Pink Passion in the tiniest starfish, hair and flowers, and ribbon. Its all there. What a fun time this was as I love colouring and cutting out stamp images from time to time like this! 
Here are a few more pics - hope y'all like!!! 




I am entering this card for:



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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

If you have not done so, please take a moment to read my post " A Sweet Songbird Needed Compassion and Received it! "

And if you can, please DONATE to the TORONTO WILDLIFE CENTER - all animals need our compassion when they need it the most, and your contribution will be awesomely appreciated!

Thank you!

YNS Challenge #5 Colour Trio

Another fun challenge over at Your Next Stamp's Blog....and I made a very simple card for my entry!  More simple than my normal choice but I have tons going on right now, so this was a quickie for me!

But I just received two teeny-weeny stamps from YNS last week....and I am anticipating getting a jar die soon and thought these little Fiona stamps would look adorable stamped 'inside' the jars - so I am using one of them for today's card.

The challenge asks for a colour trio of lime green, pink and teal.   My card is just a simple one that I cut in a different way other than normal and added a pink pocket containing a blank tag which could be used for a gift tag or a bookmark perhaps. My embellishments are a mix of ribbons....and that's it!



My pictures are a little darker than in real life as I took them tonight - sometimes I wish I was 
a much better photographer, sigh!  

The little gal is MINI DAY DREAM FHIONA


Thanks for stopping by! 




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Scrapbooking our National Holidays

Hoot if You Love Canada!  
This is my latest 8x8 inch scrapbook page for Canada Day!
Puffy Chipboard, Glittered die-cut alpha, hand-made Ladybugs, Patterned Paper, Scallop Circle, Skittles


It was my idea to start a small album of Canada Day projects back in 2010. Then one year after the next, on this special day I will sit down and organize a new addition for the album hoping that one day my grandchildren will have a fond little album to look at!

So I started with Sock Monkey in 2010 and returned with him - [cuz he's just so darn cute for kids] - again in 2011.  Strictly RED and WHITE!  I think I had thought I might keep him up for a really long time, Sock Monkey in his various celebrations of our "glorious" land......BUT....as we know how 'buts' have a habit of finding their way in to our lives.....I decided to make a departure on this idea and together with the help of my daughter decided on a WOODLAND theme [esp after we found these awesome chipboard alpha letters from Autumn Leaves called Zippy ].  My daughter really wanted me to use a LADYBUG and APPLES theme because that would be cutsey and bring in the national red colour!  But {see there's another one...} I couldn't pass up on these Owls included with the Zippy Alpha Stickers, so my tree is sporting this cute coupl e and hence, the HOOT IF YOU LOVE CANADA was born!

Here so far is my samples of scrapbook pages posted where-else but the fridge!

growing fridge collection of scrap pages for Canada Day!
2012 is my new colour scheme!  

Detail - owls, ladybugs, trees, sky, and....

...I made APPLES from red circle cardstock and red skittles!  Leaf on apples are a small circle punch used to make 'sections' and glued to apple.  Tree branch and trunk was a stamped image and treated to some serious brown glitter!!  LOVE THE OWLS - so puffy!


Lady Bugs are 1 Red and 1 Black Circle Punch and 1 Black oval scrap and several teeny-tiny circle 'dots' .  I cut the red circle in half and layered them over the black circle and glued the head to the back.  Tiniest dots ever - were added by dropping a smidge of glue to the red circles using a toothpick and dropping the black dots on top!  Then glittered it all with black and iridescent glitter!  Voila - ladybugs! 


Closer look at 2011's page....see Sock Monkey?
Close-up of 2010's Sock Monkey!  


The pair of Sock Monkeys!  


Back where we started! 
Oh one tiny detail - I place the year on the page but very discreetly where it can be found but not to interree

YOU should try a National Holiday project too!  


***HELP YOURSELF -  Pictures can be clicked on to see larger, some close-up shots included.