Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blog Hop!

It's Blog Hop Time!!!

I completely forgot that today was the 25th, until this morning. The theme today was Polka Dots, and although I don't have Polka Dot Basics, I do have Shapes by Design.

I was at a conference all day, so I knew I had to do something quick!

I instantly thought of Claire's Three Kings pattern. Claire is in love with PTI, and she is an AMAZING inspiration. I think that Claire and Lauren Meader are two of my favourite blogs to visit!

I was in such a rush today that I stamped the wrong side of the printed pattern.

I decided that instead of re-stamping the entire sheet, I would somehow cover up the lines.

This is what I came up with.

I went around all of the horizontal lines, and the points with Liquid Appliqué, then puffed it up. I wish I would have had more time to make a matching card, or add some embellishments, but over all, I am pleased with how this turned out.

I love the dimension of the LA on the tag that is also popped up on a pop dot.

Do yourself a favour, and visit Claire's blog to gain some amazing inspiration, and to try your own Three Kings gift box.

Pink challenge *3

WOW!! I have been so busy with work and all of my volunteer activities, and it seems like FOREVER that I have had the time to stamp. So, in order to get my mojo flowing again, I used some challenges so that most of the thinking was done for me.

This card actually fulfills *three* separate challenges! First, Lauren's Saturday Sketch, second, Kristina's Colour challenge, and third, the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS.

Here is the sketch:

here are the colours:

And the SCS Limited supply challenge was to use a leaf stamp or punch, and include pink somewhere on your card.

I think my card fulfilled all of these challenges!

The card base is made with Purely Pomegranate paper (SU, retired). The first layer of "paper" is a paper towel dyed with some diluted ink, and crumpled to add a distressed look. The leaves are stamped in Pixie Pink, Rose Red, and Pink Passion using the maple leaf from Autumn Fest (SU, retired) It's hard to tell, but the leaves are stamped on pink designer paper from SU.

I chose the sentiment because all of the leaves are maple leaves, and being canadian, that is a source of pride for me. The sentiment comes from The Great Canadian Stamp Set from CHF.

I wanted to keep the distressed feeling that often comes with falling leaves and autumn, so I distressed all of the edges of the punched pieces. I even dragged the sentiment block over my Purely Pomegranate ink pad.

I hope you will play along with the challenges, particularily Lauren's sketch challenge! You can find even more inspiration for Lauren's Saturday Sketch by visiting the rest of the sketch team.

Lauren Meader Alicia Weimen

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Here we go again!

I am really sorry for my absence, but I started a new job 2 weeks ago, and it has thrown my whole routine out of whack. For the past 10 months I have not been working outside of the home, so I had LOTS of time to stamp, clean, cook and all those other things that need to be done, but now that I am working I am scrambling to fit everything in, and unfortunately, it is the stamping that is suffering the most.

Anyways, I am back this week with Lauren's sketch challenge, and I think I am settling into a routine somewhat.

For my card I used the crayon resist technique. Gina K did a few GREAT cards using this technique a few days ago, and I loved her cards, so this has been in my brain for a while.

The stamps are from CHF, the punch is retired from SU and I hand wrote the greeting.

As always, please visit the rest of the sketch team, and play along yourself and share a link so that we can all see what you have made.

Lauren Meader Alicia Weimen