Friday, February 1, 2013

Pregnancy Mini Album

Just wanted to share a couple pics of the mini album I made to document my pregnancy with baby #2.  I thought I didn't have time with one baby!  I found a few minutes to put this together using the Avonlea collection and the 6x6 accordion album from Close to my Heart.  Now just need to get those pictures printed!

Hopefully this marks my re-entry to the world of blogging.  Looking forward to catching up on the last year of posts on everyone's blogs.  :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

2 in a row??

I guess I'm inspired.  And the papertrey paper dolls challenge is right up my alley....nothing better for a time limited project then a CASEd card.  I managed to sneak this in during Cam's morning nap!

They're asking us to check out Dawn McVey's blog and find something to CASE.  Here's what I found:
And here's my CASEd version:
I stuck pretty close to the original.  I think I'm going to make a few of these to send out this year.  A great quick card to make during naptime.  :)  

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dusting off the old blog...

Wow, it's been such a long time since I last posted.  March 22.....and 4 days later I became a proud mama.  Needless to say my 'me' time has been drastically reduced.  But now that my little guy is getting older (6 1/2 months already!) I think it's time I start getting back to it.  My goal to post one per month.  Seems realistic to me.  Let's see.

Here is a quick one to get me started.  I'm feeling in the Halloween mood already (been sewing my little guy's first Halloween costume) and this week's colourQ challenge is a perfect fit!

I was following this weeks fall-to-layout 161 from clean&simple.

Thanks for stopping by after all this time.  I look forward to catching up on all your blogs as well!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flourishes Thank You

Well, since I had my Flourishes stamps out and baby has yet to make an appearance, here is another thank you card for one of my mom's co-workers.  I've never met her, but she sent along a very nice baby present for me.  I went for a monochromatic look with this one.  The stamp is from the Cherry Blossoms set, colored with the Lavender Moon copic trio from PTI.  And as with the majority of my simple coloring cards - a little bling to match!  

On a side note - baby's actual due date is tomorrow.....let's hope he comes soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fun with Copics

Just wanted to share a gift that I made for my mom's birthday.  It's a set of notecards featuring Flourishes stamps.  The stamps come from the Waterlilies, Humming Along, Cherry Blossoms and Year of Flowers 2 sets.  They were great fun to make - I think maybe I'll have to made myself a set?  Of course it also makes me want to buy some more of these great flower stamps.  Perfect for copics.  I think it makes a pretty good homemade gift.  I've included the enveloped and placed them all in one of those clear boxes from PTI for that 'professional' look.

This will probably be my last post for awhile as I'm about to have my baby any day now.  I may be able to sneak one more in as I still need to make my Mom a birthday card.  It may find its way to my blog.  :) We'll have to see what my little one has planned.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Here is a little birthday card for my sister!  Not sure how often she checks out my blog - so if Amanda's reading this - pretend to be surprised when you get this in the mail!

I used this weeks color palette from ColourQ:
The main image is a paper pieced Unity stamp.  All cardstock is PTI (Aquamist, Lemon Tart and white), patterned paper was scraps I had - mostly CTMH.  I colored some of the details with copics, but its kind of hard to tell in the picture.  

Thanks for having a look!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Having fun with COLOR!

So, my original plan was to post my birth announcements, but instead I'm posting the last of my thank you cards.  I'm finally caught up!  Thank goodness I had mass produced a bunch prior to my baby showers.  :)  I have the best friends and family.  

I really felt like making something bright and fun.  Both cards were made with PTI's Guide Lines 2 and Mega Mixed Messages stamp sets.  Card 1 is a combo of CTMH's Cotton Candy, Chocolate and Twilight inks with PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate cardstock.  

For card 2 I used CTMH's Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and Sunset inks with PTI's Orange Zest and some random turquoise cardstock.  
The colors for card 2 are from the Curtain Call 70 challenge:

Added some bling, ribbon, and buttons with embroidery floss and called it done!  Hope these bright colors encourage spring to come sooner rather than later.  :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Keeping it simple

So another really simple card to say thank you to a co-worker for a baby shower present.  The image stamp is Unity and sentiment in PTI.  The color palette is this weeks colourQ challenge 73 and layout from Stamping with Brenda's Clean and Simple Challenge 7:
Tomorrow I'm very excited to share the birth announcements I've made for my immediate family.  It's completely CASEd but I love it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Make it Monday Thank you

 Hello!  So, I decided to play along with the PTI Make it Monday Challenge (Vellum Sentiment Strip) and the Color Throwdown 129.
So just a really quick thank you card.  Unity stamp colored with copics (YG97, YG03 and B97), a couple dimensionals, and a vellum strip.  Annoyingly, the sentiment is a little wonky - i swear it looked perfectly straight on the block!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color Challenge

Here is a great color combo from Papertrey Ink : Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate!  Love these colors so much!  There are 10 combos from PTI that you can find here that are sure to inspire. 

If this layout looks familiar scroll down a bit - I used the FTL126 again (same as yesterday!)  I used Close to my Heart ink and stamps except the sentiment which is from the PTI mega mixed messages set.  All paper is PTI.

Thanks for stopping by to have a peek!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Another Valentine's Day themed card - so easy to do with the color combos at ColourQ recently.  Here's the palette for this weeks challenge (71) -
I used the FTL126 - I may try this one again using the numbers for a birthday card.  
The flower stamp is from Flourishes and sentiment is from a Unity KOTM.  The flowers were colored with copics R20, R22, and R24.  I used memento rich cocoa ink for a softer look to the flowers.  

My mind is just working overtime to come up with a birth announcement for my little guy's big arrival.  I'll also soon be posting another thank you card as I have another baby shower coming up this weekend.  I'm so lucky to have such great friends and family!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My take on ColourQ 70

I'm loving the color combo this week over at the ColourQ blog.  Just perfect for Valentine's Day...don't you think?
I stamped PTI Life images in Close to my Heart's Cocoa, Hollyhock and Blush ink, then added some Tulip cardstock.  I took inspiration from the sketch 203 at CPS and flipped it  -

And a lesson learned - I was too lazy to get up and get my good scissors to trim my bow so I used a set just lying on my table and now the edges look terrible.  Ah well  :) 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Neutral thank you card

Another thank you card.  I used the Neutrals Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World.  There are 6 great color combos to choose from but hurry because you have to link by midnight tonight!  Here is the palette (French Vanilla, Twig, and Smoky)-
The layout is from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 102 over at the sweetest thing - 
Tree stamp, patterned paper and ink (grey wool) are Close to my Heart.  Tag was made using the small scalloped squares nestie.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit!


Friday, January 28, 2011

Another thank you card :)

So another thank you card - this one baby themed.  I used the ColorThrowdown 126 color palette:
And the Fall-to-Layout 125 over at the clean&simple blog:
All supplies are Close to my Heart with the exception of the sentiment which is Hero Arts.  Now to make a whole pile of these and continue working on thank you notes from my baby shower!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cutie mouse

So here is a weeks too late post for the ColourQ67 color challenge.  It's also for a belated birthday....starting to see a trend here? Ah well, it's the thought that counts right? 

Here are the fun colors for the challenge:
I also used the SSSC101 over at the sweetest thing blog: 
I managed to do that in time!  (Sort of...)  Let's hope I can get it together soon....