February 27, 2013

Bow Ties!

Hey Everyone,

Thought I would share this story my dad told me at the dinner table last night.

He was out at work today and was wearing his dark navy blue suit and his BOW TIE...apparently he is single-handedly trying to bring them back (or so he says). When this guys walks out of one of the rooms and exclaims some might offensive language; loud enough to catch the attention of everyone there. He then proceeds to turn around and walk back into the room from which he came. He returns a few minutes later with two other men. They then all use that same language and start laughing. Apparently they were just talking about bow ties in that room and he had to go and show his friends. Long story short it made my dad's day, and mine too!

February 23, 2013

KK Challenge 167 - Fussy Cuttin'

Hi there,

Another awesome day in Ontario today...NOT! It was cold and kinda rainy/kinda snowy...it was a gross day! and it all started with a trip to the DENTIST! YAY!!! not by favorite place to be that's for sure, luckily it was only a cleaning and not a checkup so no nasty fluoride.

After that life harrowing experience was over, I got to spend the afternoon scrapbooking with my cousin Brooke. We had a fun day, she was very productive and got all of her photos scrapbooked (the ones she brought with her).

I was able to get some cards done myself which was nice considering I haven't been in the mood much to do any card making.

Here is one of Kraftin Kimmie's new releases Sherlock Holmes!!! The challenge this week on her Challenge Blog was Fussy Cuttin' which was submitted by Amanda.

Here is my entry for this challenge:

I just love this stamp and it is such a great MANLY stamp. I find it so hard to find good manly stamps....as I am sure most of you do as well.

For this card I used some old Close to my Heart paper I had lying around...sad that I can't even remember what paper package it came from. I am trying to use up all my old paper and it seems some days I won't ever get through it.

I also used American Crafts twine and "spinach" glitter tape, and Pebbles pearl candy dots.

Here is the close up of Mr. Holmes himself...

I coloured him with the following copic markers:

Skin: E00, E11, E000
Hat & Cape: E29, E35, E39
Smoke: C1, C3, C5
Pipe: C5, W1
Hair: W1, W2, W4, W6
Shirt: YG03
Coat: YG63, YG67
Frame: YR23
Background: YR20, YR21

He is so distinguished.

Since the challenge was fussy cuttin' you will notice that i have completely cut him out and he is pop dotted on the card so that he stands out even more!

Well hope you have enjoyed!


February 11, 2013

Crop & Create - Markham 2013

Hi y'all!

LOL....just trying out my south...don't think it works...oh well! :(

Anyways had an amazing time at Crop & Create Markham 2013. Catherine put together an amazing event with an awesome goody bag, great classes, and great challenges. Here we all are:

Top Row: Marjorie, Lisa, Carol, Carmen, and Gabriele
Bottom Row: Adrianne, Mali, Me and Gail
Not shown: Marg

I had a great time spending the weekend with the "girls". You all know who you are!!

Can't wait for next year!

February 3, 2013

Texture Challenge...

Today is Superbowl Sunday! Baltimore vs. San Fransisco...certainly been an interesting game so far including the power outage.

This weeks Kraftin Kimmie Challenge is texture. We were told to use anything to create texture to our project this week. Here is the card I created for this challenge.

Since it is so close to Valentine's Day I thought I would use Kraftin Kimmie's Valentine Willard for my card. He's so cute.

I used paper from Close to my Heart's Sophia line. It's an older line but I love it for its versatility.

I used spellbinders for the scalloped ovals, and Close to my Heart's Art Philosophy cricut cartridge for the flourish. I then embellished the flourish with pearls from Kaiser Craft. Behind everything I used some pink burlap which I purchased from my local Michael's store. Other items I used to create texture on this card is flowers, wire, metal bee, tiny jewels. Here is a closeup of the metal bee I included on my card. I just LOVE bees!!

On the flowers I also used Distress Stickles - Clear Rock Candy; it's really cool when it dries. It does dry clear but almost looks like it has flecks of mica in it.

Here is the close up of the flowers, you will notice in this picture that you can see the type of stickles I used much better.

Here is the close up of Willard.

I coloured Willard with the following Copic markers.

E00, E11, E35, E74, E79
C1, C3
B91, B93, B97
YG03, YG23, YG25, YG95
R24, R29, R89

I used glossy accents on the rose buds and the bee on his nose. Just a little extra but I think it adds a lot.

Well that's it for today, so I am off to bed!