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It’s Never too Late to be a Rockstar!

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Yesterday was my friend, Sharon’s birthday and I couldn’t resist whipping up this fun card for her.  You see, Sharon has missed her calling in life.  She knows every classic rock song ever recorded, who sang it, when it was released and all the lyrics.  And she sings along with them like nobody I know!  Some of the best times I can recall in my life include belting out our favourite old songs with Sharon in her backyard on a perfect summer evening.  (The neighbours, of course, may disagree – but when you’re a Rockstar, it’s hard to care)!

I used this week’s sketch from 2 Sketches 4 you – one of my favourite places to kick start a card! There is actually no stamping on this card!  It developed from a piece of patterned paper and I made the sentiment myself using WordArt in Microsoft Word.  It came together very quickly with a couple of ribbons and a rhinestone brad.  (This is good, because I am aleady a day late making it)!

So, Happy Birthday Sharon – Rock on, Baby!

April 15, 2009 at 10:32 am 4 comments

2 Sketches 4 You – Spring Theme



Here is my submission for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge this week. I really like these soft colours and guess what? I got to use more of Baba’s buttons! She would be so proud of me for reusing something that she had collected for years! There are literally hundreds of various buttons and I’m going to try to add some here and there to my cards. The stamp comes from A Flower for All Seasons. I acquired this set at a Mega Meeting for the AmazinkCanadians group I belong to in South Western Ontario. I wouldn’t have purchased this set myself, but I have used it quite a bit. The sentiment was from an S-U rub-on package. I used celery ribbon that came from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon bundle. I layered a few prima flowers on as well. Thanks for taking a peek.

April 7, 2009 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

2 Sketches 4 You – Spring Theme



Here is my submission for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge this week. I really like these soft colours and guess what? I got to use more of Baba’s buttons! She would be so proud of me for reusing something that she had collected for years! There are literally hundreds of various buttons and I’m going to try to add some here and there to my cards. The stamp comes from A Flower for All Seasons. I acquired this set at a Mega Meeting for the AmazinkCanadians group I belong to in South Western Ontario. I wouldn’t have purchased this set myself, but I have used it quite a bit. The sentiment was from an S-U rub-on package. I used celery ribbon that came from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon bundle. I layered a few prima flowers on as well. Thanks for taking a peek.

April 7, 2009 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2 and 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch Challenge

Two challenges in one!

This is my submission for Dawn McVey’s Week 2 Color Challenge as well a 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge this week.The patterned paper fit so nicely with the colour challenge that I wanted that to be my focus. For embellishments, I used a giant brad with a cute flower pattern (dollar store) as well as one of my Baba (grandmother)’s buttons. She saved EVERYTHING because she lived through the depression. I “inherited” these buttons from her and use them occasionally. If I ever want to use them up, I’d better put them on every card I make from now to eternity! She was a great lady and I miss her dearly.

Ok, now that I’ve uploaded another card, I really have to get to bed!

April 1, 2009 at 3:29 am Leave a comment

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2 and 2 Sketches 4 You Sketch Challenge

Two challenges in one!

This is my submission for Dawn McVey’s Week 2 Color Challenge as well a 2 Sketches 4 You sketch challenge this week.The patterned paper fit so nicely with the colour challenge that I wanted that to be my focus. For embellishments, I used a giant brad with a cute flower pattern (dollar store) as well as one of my Baba (grandmother)’s buttons. She saved EVERYTHING because she lived through the depression. I “inherited” these buttons from her and use them occasionally. If I ever want to use them up, I’d better put them on every card I make from now to eternity! She was a great lady and I miss her dearly.

Ok, now that I’ve uploaded another card, I really have to get to bed!

March 31, 2009 at 11:29 pm Leave a comment

An Apple a Day…

This is one of those cards that started out as a swirling mass of little inspiration sparks in the deep recesses of my brain combining all kinds of lovely details that I had collected over the past week in my travels through blogland. It began its slow journey with this sketch from the excellent 2sketches4you blog which posts a challenge every Monday. I loved the sketch and I really loved the samples the design team had come up with. In particular, a few of the ladies had used that Nesties lable shape I love so much, and one of them had added a gorgeous detail using eyelets and ribbon that I decided I had to try!

Then, as I was surfing around, I came across a simply fabulous tutorial at Paperfections on colouring fruit with Copic Markers. I was in love! But….I didn’t own any images of fruit to try it on. So, hot on my (perceived) success at creating a hand drawn image of my dog, I spent a day coming up with some of my own drawn images of fruit. In particular, I was pleased with this image of a bushel of apples. And you know what they say about apples!

So I happily coloured my image using all the wonderful tips and tricks I had learned. And it looked pretty good, I thought. Then I thought of my friend Karen Motz over at Paper Playground and how she sometimes used Crystal Effects to glaze parts of her images and how much I like that. And I realized that I could make the apples….shiny! Even better! (I also borrowed the idea of a little bow made of two strands of twine from Karen’s sample for this week’s Chicks Challenge).

Finally, I traipsed down the street to my faithful blogging buddy Donna’s house to steal some of her fabulous SU punches because my sentiments always look so boring and I love the layered look she always gets using these. Thanks, Donna!

And that, my friends, is the long tortuous road of begging, borrowing, and stealing that this card sent me on. It was a lot of fun!

March 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm 3 comments

An Apple a Day…

This is one of those cards that started out as a swirling mass of little inspiration sparks in the deep recesses of my brain combining all kinds of lovely details that I had collected over the past week in my travels through blogland. It began its slow journey with this sketch from the excellent 2sketches4you blog which posts a challenge every Monday. I loved the sketch and I really loved the samples the design team had come up with. In particular, a few of the ladies had used that Nesties lable shape I love so much, and one of them had added a gorgeous detail using eyelets and ribbon that I decided I had to try!

Then, as I was surfing around, I came across a simply fabulous tutorial at Paperfections on colouring fruit with Copic Markers. I was in love! But….I didn’t own any images of fruit to try it on. So, hot on my (perceived) success at creating a hand drawn image of my dog, I spent a day coming up with some of my own drawn images of fruit. In particular, I was pleased with this image of a bushel of apples. And you know what they say about apples!

So I happily coloured my image using all the wonderful tips and tricks I had learned. And it looked pretty good, I thought. Then I thought of my friend Karen Motz over at Paper Playground and how she sometimes used Crystal Effects to glaze parts of her images and how much I like that. And I realized that I could make the apples….shiny! Even better! (I also borrowed the idea of a little bow made of two strands of twine from Karen’s sample for this week’s Chicks Challenge).

Finally, I traipsed down the street to my faithful blogging buddy Donna’s house to steal some of her fabulous SU punches because my sentiments always look so boring and I love the layered look she always gets using these. Thanks, Donna!

And that, my friends, is the long tortuous road of begging, borrowing, and stealing that this card sent me on. It was a lot of fun!

March 26, 2009 at 10:56 am 3 comments

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