Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Beaded Embroidery cards

Here are a couple more of the beaded embroidery cards that I've put together, I've been doing the embroidery at work and then when I come home I put the cards together, The angel one I think takes the longest to do, but does turn out pretty. I have one customer who wants 5 of them I think proabably one for each of her daughters as she does have 5. I've got 4 done so far, so will do another one tomorrow and then I'll finish putting them together as cards for her. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Stampin 411 Challenge

Here's the card I've made today for the Stampin 411 Challenge. They put up a new challenge each Sat. I don't always have a chance to play along but when I can I do.
For this card I used Simple friendship and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp sets. Thanks for looking

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beaded Embroidery

Hi Everyone, This is a Christmas card I've done today, The main image is an embroidery pattern using seed beads and bugle beads. After doing this I mounted it on red card stock embossed with the petals a plenty folder found in our mini catalogue and then used the Merry Christmas stamp from Teeny Tiny wishes set and cut out with word window punch and then the modern label punched out in the green, add some green satin ribbon to finish off the card.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hi Everyone, These are two cards I've come up with for a workshop tomorrow. The hostess asked for Christmas themed cards, so this is what I've come up with. The first uses embossing folder petals a plenty and the Snow Swirled Christmas set, the second one used, Delightful Decorations and Teeny Tiny Wishes set. They are both pretty straight forward so hopefully the guests will enjoy making them. As a bonus I'm also going to have them make the post it note holder. very simple yet practical.
Thanks for looking

I've been given an award.

Hi Everyone. I just got a blog award from my dear friend, Wendy . Make sure you go over to her blog and visit. She is doing a special Breast cancer awareness month of blogging, which is has a special place in both our hearts since we have both been treated for it. I have to say 10 things about myself and then give it to 5 people who inspire me.

1. I'm a Toronto Maple Leaf's Hockey fanatic, have to watch every game.

2. I have 3 feathered friends, Bandit my conure, Lee Lee, my cockatiel, and Georgie Girl my lovebird.

3. I'm a 2nd Degree Blackbelt in the Chito Ryu style of Karate.

4. My favorite movie of all time is The Sound of Music.

5. When I'm not at work, you can find me in my paper crafts room on the computer or creating something.

6. Stamping is the last of the papercrafts that I've learned I've done Pergamano, 3d paper tole, Embroidery, Iris folding and a number of others before stamping.

7. I'm a breast cancer survivor of 2 years.

8. In the past 3 years, I've had every part of my body MRI'd, scanned or xrayed, to make sure there is no more cancer, as well as for arthritis which I have reumatoid and psoriatic types.

9. I've been living in the town of Aurora for 22 years, and met my husband in the co-op where I live.

10. I speak two languages, English and Dutch. the dutch not so good but can read and understand it very well.

Now for the 5 ladies I'd like to give this too.

First and foremost, my good friend Julie, who is the best friend a person could have. She's sweet caring and the most inspirng person I know. You and visit her Julie's Rubber Temple

Second I'd like to give it to Sharri, a friend of mine for the last several years, we both started out doing pergamano and have since taken up stamping and other things, she is a wonderful person who has just started blogging after bugging her for a while. Check her out here.

Third I'd like to give it to another fellow canadian Barb. I met Barb a couple of years ago and she's got such a unique style and a love of all papercraft. Catch her on her blog here.

Fourth I'd like to give it to my friend from the other side of ocean, Von. She's inspiring in all she does, I have learned alot from her as far as stamping goes. You can find Von's blog here

The Fifth and final person and certainly just as well deserved and another friend I've met recently and is always inspiring me to keep going is Shell from Alaska. Thanks for all the wonderful comments and your friendship gal. You can check her out here

Again thanks to Wendy and to everyone out there that inspire me.
Take care all

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge

Hi Everyone, here is a card I did today, for the cupcake craft challenge, It called for stitching and buttons, well I decided to use faux stitching and buttons, as they are a die cut. It's another card done for the orders I'm working on. I have 68 cards on order for Christmas right now and have gotten 49 done, so I'm just going to keep working on them as I'm sure I will need more than that, as I will sell some of the singular cards as well. Anyway have a great day and catch you soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stampin 411

Hi Everyone, well this is a card I cased, I just loved it and wanted to try the technique. My papers are different as I didn't have the same papers, but just the same I love the way it turned out. I must say I do like Gretchen's better as I like the black and white polka dot paper, but I'm happy with mine too. Thanks to Gretchen for the inspiration.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In case you didn't know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of this I've made this card. I'm a survivor of 2 years now and I want to let everyone know how important it is to get a mammogram. It is the key to early detection. Please if you haven't gotten one lately make that appointment it can save your life. Thanks for looking, it also follows the Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge for this week as well. I love the sketch so decided to use it for this card as well.
Thanks for looking Also this month my friend and fellow survivor Wendy is having a blog give away go check it out at her blog too.


Stampin 411 Challenge

This is the card I've made for the Stampin 411 challenge this week. I actually like the way it turned out: All items used are Stampin up unless stated.
Stamps: Dasher and Short and Sweet Set
Card Stock: Always Artichoke and Soft Suede
Designer Paper from the Mini book hostess one set stripes in Soft Suede
Punches: Scalloped Edge, Word Window, Modern Label
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Nestablilites square and scalloped square.
Thanks for looking