Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Azelyn!!

 I've been dying to ink up my fairies and after about a year of having them I finally did!! I have to say this was my absolute favourite release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! I am so in love with Annie's work! I actually hired Annie to design a tattoo for me based on these fairies. I still have to find an artist to do the tattoo for me though.
 I made this card for Azelyn for her birthday, which happens to land on Easter Sunday again this year (: Her favourite colour is purple so I think this will work (:
 I used BG paper ( I am entering this in Basic Grey's Girlie challenge), CTMH cs, bling, and the doily was cut using our Art Philosophy cartridge. The flowers are from my stash, and my Go Green part for the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge this week, is the ribbon which came on a gift a year or two ago. I also tried out my perfect pearls for the first time. It all went OK until I forgot about them drying and mucked them up ): I wiped off what I could and redid them.

 I haven't added a sentiment because I'm not sure where to put it?? I'll likely just put one inside.

Have a great weekend!!

Jenn (:

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Kieran!

  My little guy Kieran turned 7 yesterday!! He is such a little sweetheart (: When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said, "You just get me what you think I will like and I will like it!" He just melts my heart. Then he added that he would like a big thing of Smarties (:

 I started colouring this image for my hubby's birthday but then never got around to finishing it, so I took it with me this past weekend to the crop I was at and finished it up and made a card. I used the sketch over at the LOTV Challenge site so that I could enter it for a chance to win some of the new release stamps that come out today!!
 I am also going to enter it in Cute Card Thursday's Anything Goes Challenge.

The image and sentiment are LOTV, the paper is MME, cs, ribbon and buttons are CTMH. I used my spellbinders to cut him out and copics to colour him in. I also used my wonderful new cloud template again!!

 I am counting this as one of my fancy cards for the year (:

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Use It or Lose It Challenge #4- Paper Piecing

 Our challenge this week at Use It or Lose It is to paper piece somewhere on your card or layout. I have used paper piecing on layouts before but couldn't think of something this time, so I decided to make a card instead. I used my CTMH Sensational Season stamp and paper pieced the bunnies dress and apron using the Mayberry paper. I used my copics to colour the rest of the bunny but just used regular cs to colour on, man what a difference good paper makes for blending!! I should have used my Neenah!!!
 My dear friend Kirsty ordered me the fabulous cloud template I used to do the sky with! Isn't she the best!!? I love how the sky turned out!!! I cut my image out with a spellbinder. The ribbon was just from my stash. The pink ribbon is actually off of a box of Godiva chocolates 2 of my wonderful students gave me before I left Lockerby (:

 Well, I hope you can play along with us this week at Use It or Lose It!!! Remember to use up some of your scraps!!!

 I'm off to a fundraising crop for the Sault Ste Marie Search and Rescue this weekend!!!! I will catch up on your posts when I get back (:


Jenn (:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Quick Birthday card

 Codie's girlfriend had her birthday just over a week ago. When my hubby asked him if he got her a card, Codie (a typical teenager) replied, "Why? That's what I have Mom for."!!!! I told him to keep dreaming, but then I caved and made this quick card for him to give her. I found the idea on Pinterest (I think I added the original to my board if you want to see it)
 I embossed the cs with my Swiss Dot folder, punched the circles out of random (mostly MME) paper with my SU punch (& popped them up), stamped the sentiment with a CTMH stamp set, and tied ribbon from my stash around the side. It didn't take long at all (:

 My contract was done when the March Break started, so today I got to send the kids to school and have some me time!!! I went and spent part of the day with my good friend Deb and we crafted up some cards!! The one I completed today is for the Use It or Lose It challenge this week, so you will have to stop by on Friday to check it out.
 I have some work at another high school starting next week  (for a week or 2) so I am going to enjoy the bit of time I have this week for sure!!!! Crafting, cleaning ): and soaking up some of that gorgeous sun!!!

 Have a great week!!!

Jenn (:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Use It or Lose Challenge #3 -Inchies

 Our challenge this week is to do a project (card,layout) which includes inchies. They don't have to be exactly an inch, mine are actually 1.75"
 To be really honest I had a crazy busy week at work this week. It was my last week at Lockerby (it sure was tough saying goodbye today!! I've been teaching there since September) and along with all of the things I had to finish up before I left, we also had our monthly staff meeting, Parent teacher interviews and all of my classes wrote tests (which I had to mark) so they can start fresh after the break. So, scrapbooking was kind of on the back burner  (I also had a hard time getting my pics printed) so my layout is a bit simple, but I like how it turned out. I almost didn't go with the black background but it was the one "colour" I knew would work with all of my little squares. All of the products used are CTMH except for the glitter letters I used for the title. They are MM.
 These pics are from this past New Years Eve. We just hung out at home and had some fun with the kids. They thought the Shirley Temples were the best things ever (: As usual my kids are half naked, we wouldn't want them to keep all of their clothes on!!

 Anyway, I hope you have a chance to join us this week at Use  It or Lose It!!! You will also have to check out the blog each Wednesday for ideas on how to organize your scraps!! Each member of the DT will be taking turns sharing their organizing ideas with you (:

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Captain America!!

 So are you out from under the snow yet!!? We just got a dump!!! At least a foot if not more fell through the night Friday until yesterday afternoon and our lovely city still has not plowed our street ): Gotta love it when a little town like Massey has their streets plowed first thing in the morning and we are still waiting the next afternoon!!!
 Here's a pic of outside our house today. That's Lee snowblowing. If you look at the truck and camper you can see how much fell. I don't think there was any snow on them Friday afternoon.

 Anyway, have I told you how much I fell in love when I saw CTMH's new Superhero paper!!?? I am a chemistry geek and have been searching for Jelli Bean Soup's Atomic Soup paper for months (with no luck) just to get my hands on that periodic table paper. I was so excited when I open the new Idea Book and there it is in my own catty!!! On top of that I had the perfect pictures to go with it!!!! Kieran had to be Captain America for Halloween and I have to say I hate spending $25 on a little cheap costume, but that is all he wanted to be, so I did. He did look darn cute in it though (: I cheaped out on the shield, there was no way I was paying another $20 for it, so I went to the dollar store, bought a silver platter and some coloured duct tape, used my cricut to cut out the star and Lee put it all together. I think it turned out pretty good (:

 This layout is the main one in the WOTG. I made a few little changes but for the most part it is the same.

 The stars are chipboard that are stamped on with one of the images in the stamp set. The cute little badge buttons come in the kit. I stamped the title with Rustic Alpha because I don't have the Super Hero Alpha yet.

 This is my last week of work. My contract is up at the March Break (I was covering a mat leave) so maybe I will have a bit more time to scrap over the next few weeks!!!
 Have a great week!!! and don't forget to check out Use It or Lose It's new challenge on Friday (:

Jenn (:

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