Thursday, June 30, 2011

Week 1 of Summer Card Camp 2011

It has been a very busy week. I haven't had a lot of time to make cards, but I did manage to make my first card for Summer Card Camp.
The colour combo was a great one with lots of bright, happy colours. I used my copics to stamp the dragonfly, and then layered some bright pink and orange paper underneath.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Lily Pad Contest

I became a Member of Lily Pad Cards today! Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 15!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Here is the inspirational photo for Challenge #116 at Cupcake Inspirations:
I just love ladybugs. They are so cute! I was so excited when I saw the challenge that I found my CC Designs EZ Mounted Gingersnaps Oh Baby Set and started stamping and colouring the baby. The papers I used are from Echo Park Essentials Metroplitan Dots & Stripes.
Sorry about the picture quality. It has been raining, so the sun is hiding.
I am entering my card in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My First Follower!!

I have a follower! Thank you so much, Archana for following me. :) I visited her blog and her cards are beautiful. I saw a few from the Card Patterns challenges (1, 2)and they are amazing. As well as the rainbow coloured ones from her Trigger Tuesday post.
Thanks again!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch 120

This week at Card Patterns, I was inspired by the sketch and created a water-themed card. The pp was from my Echo Park Summer Days 6x6 pad. I really love their beautiful papers. I wish I could find a store around here with a greater selection - there are so many that I want to buy!!! I used the masking technique to make my water area (with Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans - also adding a light misting of water) and added the Imaginisce Rub-ons that were a bonus gift from an early order from my favourite scrapbooking store. I coloured my ribbon orange (Copic marker) to match my pp and then tied my bow with the bow easy tool.
I love the bright colours of the Echo Park paper pad!

Too late for LIM challenge

I was originally creating this card for the LIM one layer challenge, but I did not get it finished in time.
It involved a lot of masking and I really enjoyed the process (and results).
Once I knew that I was too late to enter the challenge, I paper pieced the bird. :)


Friday, June 17, 2011

Where does the time go?

Can you believe that it is already June 17th? I can't. My kids are almost done school (except for my oldest in College - her ECE program continues over the summer months.) The days are finally drier and warmer, and the flowers (including the weeds) are growing rapidly. My peonies started blooming earlier this week and I didn't even notice until the Mailman made a comment about how pretty they were. I looked at the plant and saw the large deep pink blooms and agreed they were beautiful. I thanked her and continued to admire the flowers. I don't know how I missed them - I walk by them every day. I guess I just need to slow down and start paying attention to all the wonderful things spring is bringing us.

I barely made it into the Penny Black Blog's challenge last week. I managed to make and upload my card a couple hours before the deadline. The challenge was 'fun folds'.

I also had a little time Sunday afternoon to participate in the Hero Arts Flickr group Scramble. It was to make Scraplings. So I dug through my big bag of scrap papers and got to work. The cards are approx. 2.25" x 4". It was my first time playing along and I really enjoyed making the smaller cards.

Still haven't had a chance to work on the look of my blog. I guess I'll have to wait until the summer holidays to work on it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day!