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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Birthday Lambs

Hello all!

I hope that everyone's weekend has been superb so far! The sunshine is out here in Vancouver and it's turning out to be more of a gorgeous weekend than we had intended! All we've been getting lately is clouds and rain which is unusual for the end of May. Regardless, happy long-weekend to all the Americans as you celebrate Memorial Day!

Today I have a card for you all that I made for my sweet friend Amy. She just turned 2-0 which is a super big deal! Haha! She's no longer a teen! I ensured her that her 20s will be great, if not better than her teenage years! ;) So, since her sister told me that she's in love with sheep, I created this sheep card for her to depict her and her sister (they're really close!). Surprisingly, according to the Chinese zodiac, Amy is also born in the Year of the Sheep just like my younger cousin. Lots of sheep cards for me! This one is a standard A2 sized card.

Materials Used:
  • Create-a-Critter cart for the lambs, party hats, and pinwheel
  • Echo Park Springtime 6x6 paper pad for the patterned paper
  • Pink By Design Small Banners image set for pennant banner
  • Gray, brown, and white flocking powder
  • Rhinestones and pearls
  • Ribbon for bows
  • Mini Brads
  • Twine
Here's a picture of my sister and I with the birthday girl:

Once again, happy birthday Amy dearest!

Hope you all liked the card! :)

Until next times' treasures,
Tracey xox

Monday, May 23, 2011

LFIF Peachy Keen Challenge: Organize It

Hi everyone!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend! In Canada (particularly B.C.), we just had a long weekend. Although the sun didn't make its way out till the very end (better late than never!!), it was still an enjoyable weekend with great friends and good food.

This weekend I was able to get a project done. I worked on the Let's Face it Friday Peachy Keen Challenge: make anything that will help you become more organized. My boyfriend's niece and nephew throw their papers everywhere once they get home from school, or even the ones that they draw. Thus, I decided to make something for those youngsters to keep their drawings in.

This is a paper organizer that you can keep on your fridge. You can easily open it up and add papers to it -- drawings, notices, you name it. What I did was take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock, folded it in half, adhered a strip of patterned paper to the end of one side, and used a circle punch to punch out just half of the circle, and used my ATG to tape down the ends. When you open it up, this is what it looks like:

Then, I added my images to the front, and finished it off by adhering two magnetic strips to the back.

This is the finished project attached to the fridge. Of course, you'd have to place it down lower on the fridge in reach of the little ones. That way they can be more hands on with their own school work, cleaning, etc.

Friday, May 13, 2011

To the newlyweds: Wishing you happily ever after

Hi everyone!

With blogger down for a day and a half, hasn't it thrown everyone off a bit? Thank goodness it's back up! I wanted to share with you a tall wedding card that I made using the horse and carriage from the Formal Occasions Cricut cartridge which I'll be entering over at the Paper Playtime challenge blog. I just love all my crafty friends cuz without all of you, I would have never discovered all the great work, ideas, challenges, and hops going on! So here it is:

This is a 4 x 9" card. I added a brown layer and used my Creative Memories Scallop edge punch (which is retired now), and added blue crystals. For the tag I used the Once Upon a Princess cartridge, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. I'm not quite sure what the embossing folder is called, but if anyone knows, do share! I then took a sponge and inked up the edges, and lightly went over the embossing to give it the vintage effect. I love how it turned out! For the horse and carriage, I cut the first layer out of acetate to give my windows a 'window-y' effect, and cut out the darling couple out of the Sweethearts Cart. I used Crystal Accents to  finish off the horse & carriage, added ribbon, and finished it all off with some doodling.

I love how this card turned out and I think that I'll play up this idea for the next wedding card I make -- I'll add a castle to really play up the fairytale wedding!

On the inside of the card, I added a cream layer and again used the same edge punch.. Using the Pink By Design Here Comes the Bride stamp set, I used the 'happily ever after' sentiment, which I adore!!

Now isn't that a pretty wedding card?? If you'd like to play along with the challenge, you can enter here.

Good luck everyone!

Until next times' treasures,
Tracey xox

Friday, May 6, 2011

Blossoming Ideas for Mother's Day Greetings

Hi everyone!

Time sure does fly when you're having fun! I've been running errands, catching up on reading, seeing friends & family whom I don't get a chance to see often over the course of a semester, and of course, crafting. But now, time is catching up to me, and I've only got just a few days left of freedom - some of those days, unfortunately, must be spent towards educational purposes so I've been doing my best to get as much crafting done as I can - before I'm once again, school bound. That doesn't mean that you won't be hearing from me though! I have some cards lined up, and some other projects, but to my dismay, no videos :( I'll do my best to try and get those up and running soon, and my blog is still in a much needed day!!

So I had some girls come over to handmake cards for Mother's Day which is this Sunday! I helped the girls foster ideas, and let them do whatever they wanted. Of the three, all the girls designed completely different cards, and they all turned out beautifully! I didn't get a chance to make a card for my mother that day, but I did get around to it the following day! So here we go! I transformed our dining room table into a crafting space!

So here's a cute mini Mother's Day card. It's a 2.75 x 2.75 square card, using the PBD February Stamp of the Month: Designer Boots.

She used red Martha Stewart embossing powder for the boots, Recollections Elegance cardstock, teal cardstock from Stampin' Up, ribbon, and My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious stamp set for the sentiment. It turned out just darling, didn't it?!