Monday, March 30, 2009

A little bit of Magic

I found it, Finally. I really need to keep everything in one place from now on.
Anyway here is Leah's post with an easy peasy tutorial for the Magic box.
Hope you give it try, I know I am going to try another one.
Oh wow, I was busy last night trying out something I loved the minute I saw it on some blog ages ago.
It always looked so complicated to do so although I drooled every time I saw it I never attempted it.
Well all that has changed now, and thanks to Leah I am totally hooked.

My habit of jotting things down on scrap pieces of paper is going to be my downfall I tell you. I did write down her blog, but can't find it right now. I will edit this post as soon as I find it.

She made this so easy to understand and you have to see the beauties she made.

Now this one is pretty plain because I wanted to try it out first, oh and sorry for the picture quality, but i really
couldn't wait to show that I DID IT.
Yay me. LOL

As you can see above, I messed up with the birthday stamp, I should have taken into account that the lid would cover it. That
was my first "Duh" moment.. I just stamped this swirl all around the bottom on the other three sides.

And here she is opened up. "Duh" moment #2 is hidden behind that piece of paper. Yup you guessed it, I was not paying attention and adhered the second box to the wrong side. I wasn't too worried though as this was just a practice run for me.

I also made that bow and a few charms that I will post as soon as I find my new batteries for the camera.
Hope you had a great weekend
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Friday, March 27, 2009

Is it Spring at your house yet?

Is this spring enough for you?

I just got the nicest surprise visit from my 7 yr. old granddaughter Kendra and daughter Corinne, and look what they brought for me.

Check out those gorgeous colors.

Now I know they need to be cut down and arranged a bit better, but Kendra was so adamant that i put them in my , ahem, dusty vase right away and posted on my blog that i just had to let her arrange them for me so she could witness then here.

Oh, and look what else I got. Just for a #1 gran like myself. Well that's what she thinks and I have to agree. LOL

I cant forget this cutie. below

Remember a few days ago when I had that headache, well it was the start of my yearly cold

I get this nasty thing every year where i get a cold and on top of that I also loose my voice which everyone like except me. lol

But now I have my Get Well bear to help make me better.

What a sweetie she is.

That's all for now, just had to share.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A card with presents

Still in Birthday mode here with just a few more to complete.

I was going to stamp something to do with presents, but I enjoyed making the cat card so much the other day so
once I decided on what I wanted the presents to be delivered on I went to wk.
Gina K's "You Know You're Old When" stamp set kept coming to mind, but that car was just a tad small
for what I wanted. Granny was perfect though, so I stamped it out and
cut her and the bucket seats out, drew a car that was bigger, more room for her and the presents, on the back of the
thin cardboard from some embellishments I had laying around, painted it blue and added a few scuff marks, bling, and
I used a 1/8" & 3/4" punch for the tires and popped them up on the front, I cut one in half for the back tires.

Here is the Gina K. Stamp, and my car.

Then I cut out a 6 squares from my Glitter Mat Stack in different sizes for the presents,
cause presents should sparkle, Right? Popped dotted them on top of each other and added ribbon scraps, bling on one present
and the headlights.

I mounted all this on white glitter pp but it was missing something, so I found
this scalloped piece of, you guessed it, more cardboard from a pkg. of embellishments,
that had a cute pattern on it, and it was green so why not. I then popped it all up and now granny is ready to deliver all
those yummy looking presents to that special little person.

Here is a side view to show the dimension.
That's it for now. Hope you like it.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Tilda and Edwin

Not feeling too great today, so I'll keep this short.

Image is the super sweet Tilda and Edwin on Ice, watercolored with stickles on her fur and centre of flower.
pp is from wassail paper pad
Heart from an old charm bracelet
12 stamped images (only 6 shown here) go in the front pocket, a little something for the recipient.

I really have to go lay this head down now.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hope you have a Puuuur-fect day

I did this card over a few weeks time with snippets of this and that.
I had small spools of colored wire and used that for her whiskers, tail and legs. Amber beads for the paws and Tiny twinkles for her leash (black ribbon on the bottom of card), collar, and eyes. Not sure if you can see it, but I boo booed again and used one green and one clear gem for the eyes, so I guess she looks a bit odd.
But she is sitting so regal on her comfy bed of fur.
That's about all there is.
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Wecome to new home

I do have a card to post, but I wanted to show you this card I mention in earlier post
that my friend carol sent me. Now does this say SPRING to you, it sure does to me.
All those pretty butterflies dangling and swaying in the breeze. (from my fan since it's still to darn cool to open windows yet). lol

I acutally got this in the mail before I moved here and I also received a great gift pkg. for my birthday.
Maybe I will post that later.

That's it for now, hopfully I will be back later today.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

I only look Innocent

In my loonngg absence from blogging I did manage to get a few cards done, and this is the first of them- the one in the post below being the most resent of them.
Of my three granddaughters one of them has a birthday in April, and the other two are in May, then both of my daughters are in May, not to mention several friends, Mother's Day and of course my birthday. WHEW!!!!!!!!
It's like Christmas in May around here. LOL

So I thought to myself that feel like it or not I had to try and pump out some cards.
This cute Magnolia card is for my youngest granddaughter Jazmin who will be 4 going on 40.
I'm sure all you mothers out there can relate. hahaha
Every time Misti does her nails or puts on lip gloss Jazzy has to have some too, so I thought this sentiment "Got Lipstick?" was
RIGHT ON, and the one inside the panel - which I didn't capture compleatly - reads "I only look innocent" is more then RIGHT ON.
SHEESH................... is it me or are kids nowadays comeing out half grownup? LOL

I know I am drifting here. sorry about that.
Not too much to tell here since it's pretty straight forward, but how about that stunning pp? I got that from a very dear friend Carol several months back and meant to post it then. Just check out that shimmer, sooooo purdy eh? I'll have to post all the lovly things she sent, oh and the card is too stinkin cute too.

Okay, that's it for now, hope you like our little DIVA'S card.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Visit, update, and a card

I know I have been missing in action again, but lots going on here lately. My brother who has not been here in Ontario for 10 yrs. was here visiting and it was a whirlwind getting him around visiting, shopping and, Wow, just catching up, trying to get my craft room to.............well look like a craft room, and trips to the hospital.

My mom is doing great now, but Dan's mom is still in ICU, and her condition is still touch and go.

It took me quite a while to answer you all but I wanted to thank everyone again
for all the many, many heartwarming e-mails and comments here on my blog. I am truly touched.


Now on to my card.

I saw this earlier on Dawns blog, and had to give it a try.

I used these too cute Magnolia images. Isn't she just the cutest thing? And check out how the card opens. pretty spiffy eh? LOVE IT. LOL
Sorry for the not very great pics, but it's 2:30 am here and the lighting isn't the greatest.

Well that's it for now, I hope you like it.
I woke to an awful head cold this morning and with the combo of runny nose and eyes and sore throat I thought i would be dead to the world NOW but no such luck. Going to try again to get some sleep.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

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Stamps: Magnolia and STAMPIN' UP
cs: Whisper white and Micheals
Embellishments: STAMPIN'UP and my stash
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