Tuesday, 7 January 2014

CCC020: January Cards Challenge - Birthday Bo-nan-za !!

Hey Stampers,

It is a rainy ugly day here in Newfoundland today - and after all the PILES of snow its making an icy slippery mess !! A lovely day to stay inside and get some stamping done ! But alas, I have to work. Hahaha I did pop down into my Stamp Room last night though to create a card for the Catherine and Cathy Create January Card Challenge !! The theme this month is Birthday Bo-nan-za !! You know now that Christmas is over, its the perfect time to stock up on some Birthday cards !! I don’t know about you, but it seems like somebody’s birthday is always sneaking up on me, and its always great to go to my card stash and pick out a card if you don’t have the time to make one right on the spot, right ??

For todays card I used the CUTE new set from the Occasions Catalogue, Another Great Year. Its SO cute and I love it !! If you haven’t seen it yet, please pop over to my online store and have a look at it ! And if you don’t have one of the fabulous Occasions Catalogues (and don’t already have a CANADIAN demonstrator) please let me know I would love to send you one !! So, take a look at this sweet card !!

Isn’t that just darling !?! I am so loving that HUGE birthday sentiment !! And the cupcakes ?? Too cute ! This color combo of Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Coastal Cabana is so soft and delicious, love the pastel look after all the Christmassy colors !! Hahaha And of course the Ruffled Stretch Trim adds even more feminine cuteness. I used my Aqua Painter (very VERY carefully) to color my cupcakes. I know, I know. I didn’t use Watercolor Paper OR StazOn ink - but I really wanted the outline of the image to be in Soft Suede - so I was super careful to use minimal water and stay away from the ages as much as possible. I think it turned out great !!

Well thats it for me today !! Please come over to Catherine and Cathy Create and check out the GORGEOUS cards the rest of the Design Team came up with !! And play along too !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

CCC019: January Challenge "Doodle-ista"


Happy New Year !! Yes, I am still here. I am 31 weeks pregnant and feeling as big as a house, so I have not felt very creative as of late. I mostly feel like sleeping and eating. Hahahahaha I hope you all had great Holiday Seasons and are looking forward to 2014 as much as I am !!

Its the start of a new month, which of course means lots of fun things happening over on Catherine and Cathy Create !! Out January Challenge is Doodle-ista !! So, pretty much ANYTHING you doodled on is good to go !! Take a look at the fun card that I created using all new products from the SU Occasions Catalogue that went live today !!

Isn’t that cute ?? I am SO ready to use fun bright colors now, after using all Christmassy and Fall colors for months on end. So expect lots of fun brightness for the next little while !! One of my FAV items in the new catalogue is this Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. It makes SUCH cute little tags, and all you need to do is punch !! I love it !! And the fun stamp set I used is a free SAB set called Banner Blast and also the matching Banner Punch. AND if you spend $120 (between Jan 28th and March 31st) you can get them both for free !! I am loving the Salebration products this year - wait until you see them !! I used the fun “hi” stamp and then doodled the “my friend” under my banner. I don’t usually like my hand writing, but I think it fits with this cute card !!

Well thats my card for today !! Please join us over at Catherine and Cathy Create and put in your own fun project !! Hope to see you there !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!!