Thursday, February 28, 2008

For my Beautiful niece Emma...

I wanted to create something really special for my lovely Niece Emma. I am a terrible Aunty and forgot her Birthday! I love how this card turned out. All these buttons are from the Making Memories Noteworthy jar and then I also used a swirl from Lizzie Anne's So Swirly set. I'm feeling much better today - still got a bit of a thick head and a delicate stomach but I did manage to get some housework done which must mean I am feeling better. Chloe is also doing great. She went back to school today - boy I wish I could bounce back as fast as she did! Thank you everyone for your kind wishes :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

For my Princess

Cardstock: SU Pixie Pink, Green Galore & Whisper White
Ink: SU Black & Real Red, Pixie Pink Markers & Versamark
Embellishments: Pearl Emboss powder, Doodlebug Paper Ribbon & M&MBI Icons (gems)

Well I prayed that it wouldn't happen but alas it did, my little Princess caught my Flu! We get VERY worried when she gets even a cold because she has had febrile seizures a LOT. She had a temp of 104 this morning and no seizure YAY! My little Princess is becoming very strong. I'm so proud of her. She loved having ice cream for breakfast :D. Anyway this card was made for her with her 2 favourite colours - bright pink and bright green. GET WELL SOON CHLOE!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A bit under the weather!

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Design's Gettin' Hitched & Just Words
Ink: SU Markers & Basic Black
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling scraps! (aren't I a good girl!) the white is SU Whisper White
Tools: Marvy Mega Scallop Oval Punch & Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl
Embellishments: Buttons from Making Memories Embellishment Jar

I made this card a few days ago when I was feeling happy and well. Since Thursday afternoon I have been getting poorlier and poorlier :( I ended up with the flu! Which I don't think I have ever had before - well lets just say I have never in my life (apart from when I had sunstroke maybe) felt this ill before . I had a fever of over 104 and back pain like I was in labor!!!! Anyway I feel a bit better now but I am trying to rest. Of course this is the weekend that my husband decides he wants to paint all the cabinets in the kitchen! Hahaha!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Swirly Friends!

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Design's So Swirly & Simply Sentiments
Embellishments: Making Memories Embellishment jar, Doodlebug paper ribbon, Stampendous geo shapes, Satin Pearl emboss powder & Etched Elegance Pewter by Imaginisce oh and also Pebbles Shimmer Chalks
How can such a simple card contain so many parts??? I started to list what I had used and am shocked at how many items were actually used!!! I thought I would try embossing straight onto the pewter and I quite like how it turned out :) I lightened up the swirls with white chalk. I am off to take my girls to the park, it's a lovely springy day and I can no longer stare at in from inside! I'm sending good sunny vibes your way so that you may receive a little sunshine too :D

Monday, February 18, 2008

Lizzie Anne Design Challenge

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Sketched Sentiments and Floral Frenzy
Cardstock: Pink with red envelopes & Basic Grey Gypsy
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Crimson (YUM!)
Embellishments: SU Ribbon & M&MBI Icons (bling)

I wanted my ribbon to punch and knock you over...I think I acheived this!! Hahaha! This was made for the Lizzie Anne Design challenge this week. Meridith (Anne) had a FAB idea of stamping extra lovelyness onto the patterened paper so I gave it a go and my oh my it's nerve-racking! Especially because this was my only piece of this gorgeous cardstock! I have been wanting to use my 'YOU ROCK" stamp for a while so I am VERY happy that I have finally used it :) I hope the sun is shining wherever you are, it is a little chilly here but the sun makes ALL the difference!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


I LOVE SHOPPING!!!!! I had SO much fun shopping at CHA. I had an idea of what I would like to find before I went which helped a little but it was hard not to get TOO overly excited! I started with Paper. I knew I needed something that could be used in making cards. Of course I headed straight to Basic Grey and was handed a colour coded wrist band with a number on it too which they told me would be the order in which the orders would be shipped which told me that they were planning on have a LOT of orders and sure thing they were busy non-stop. I remembered Meridith (Anne of Lizzie Anne) mentioning how much she LOVED Cosmo Cricket so I took a look and completely fell in love! Their Cogsmo paper alone got me hooked! My new friend Joslyn took a photo of me making my very first purchase. I can't wait for it all to arrive :D I also wanted to stock some nice markers and whenever you ask "wow what beautiful colouring in, what did they use?" the reply would come back "Copics" so I ventured over to see them and who should we bump into but Debbie Olson of Thinking Inking. She is SO nice and took the time to show me the benifits of the markers and how to use them. HOOKED! I also bought from Spellbinder - their new Nestability tags and rectangles along with a few of their other items. But my biggest purchase HAD to be RIBBON! I just couldn't stop myself. I actually took Joslyn, Meridith and Tricia to see which ones they liked best (as we all have different tastes) and after making purchases at 3 places I had to tell myself NO MORE! I'm excited to start selling it though, it means I get to play with it too ;) The one other place I ordered from was all about the glitter, Glitter spray and also a fantastic glue pad by Palette - I was sceptical about this at first but after seeing the demo I was convinced that this is what I needed. NEEDED. I'm still in a bit of a trance from lack of sleep!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I'm exhausted!!! Not only did we work VERY hard we played extremely hard too :D Here we are on our first day. This is after practically 2 crazy days at Disney!!! So before the day even started our feet were crying!!! The booth turned out beautifully. We gave out a LOT of Catalogues too. VERY exciting! Joslyn and I walked around the show floor to see what was new and a 'MUST' have. CHA is HUGE! Very easy to get lost. I made some purchases for my store which I am excited to tell you about later (SOON!).
Erm...Soarin 7 times in a row baby!!!! Yes you read it right. We went to a CHA dinner dance at California Adventure Tuesday night and we got to ride Soarin exclusively for 2 whole hours, I dare say we made the most of it! 3 times in a row we were able to stay on - IN THE FROM ROW! I love Disney! We really needed it too, we needed to de-stress and this was PERFECT!
I think we were all in agreement that Space mountain was one of our favourites. We waited about 30 mins, what a fantastic ride. When the ride had finished I said "AGAIN AGAIN" and guess what...they got a bit muddled and ended up sending us again! Hows about that for positive thinking!!! We were SO happy we were cheering SO loud! When the ride finished again I thought I would try my luck again but alas it only works one time! But then later that day (at least I think it was the same day) we got in the loooong line to ride Splash Mountain and got chatting to one of the cast members and he gave us a group fast pass!!! How fabulous is that!!! What great luck we were having! We had a LOT LOT LOT of fun. Disney at night is beautiful.
I have some fabulous items that I had purchased before I went to CHA which I will get in my store some time today. Yes I caved and now sell the Crop-a-dile and also some of the Making Memories tools, the new set ;) I will tell you soon about my new purchases too...SO exciting. But first I think I need to have a cup of tea and maybe take a little nap. We haven't stopped for 7 days!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fun to be Floral!

Stamps: LAD Fun to be Floral
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling & SU
Ink: SU Choc Chip
Embellishments: Button from MM Embellishment Jar (from Tricia's jar actually ;))
So I have been trying to make a few masculine cards lately and it's HARD!!! Even this one still has PINK on it hahaha! Well I fly to California with Tricia (Lizzie) today and I am SO excited :D
This is the longest time I have ever been away from my girls! I know they will have fun with their Daddy though and I will be kept very busy either working hard at CHA or playing hard at Disney ;) I am hoping that I come back with some new fabulous goodies for my store! I will share my findings when I get back. My Husband will be controlling my business for this week so wish him luck! He's already such a busy man I hope he manages to juggle it all! I'll be back Valentine's Day :D

Monday, February 4, 2008

Swirl Swirl Swirl

Ink: SU Basic Black
Embellishments: Making Memories Love Story Ribbon & flower from Embellishment jar. Fancy Pants Pin and the blue flowers I have had for a while and cannot remember where from!

A very basic card for me! I'm still wondering if it needed a little more to it. Hmmm, I'll have to think about that one! Hope you are all having a nice Tuesday. Todays my day to help out at my daughters' schools. I bet I have a mountain of Math to mark!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

So very Swirly!

Stamps: LAD So Swirly & L'Amour
Cardstock: Deep red card & Envelope set, Bazzill Bling Black tie
Ink: SU Basic Black & Brilliance Starlite Silver
Embellishments: Doodlebug Paper ribbons, Making Memories Flowers from Ava Embellishment Jar. Heidi Swapp Bling
So so VERY Swirly! I wanted this background stamp set to take center stage and I think I managed it :) Whilst I was making this card my daughters (now 6 & 8 years old) wanted to play outside with their friend. Hmmm, they wanted to play on the bridge at the bottom of our road. I said yes (reluctantly) because I know I need to let them explore and be kids but it's hard to let go when you hear so many horrible stories on the news! My heart was in my throat until they came safely home - PHEW! Silly me!