Saturday, July 28, 2012

Vintage Wedding

  This is a wedding card I made for Grace and Calum. I waited until after the wedding so I could use a photo I took, instead of using a vintage image. I tinted it to look vintage in a web program (it's free!) called Pixlr. 
  All the papers are from Prima Almanac 6x6 paper stack collection which I purchased at The Cutting Garden, a local paper craft store. Ribbon and tulle from Michaels. The sentiment stamp is from a wedding set from Inkadinkadoo. The flower is hand torn and I "hardened' it using Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy, and added some Diamond Stickles on top.

This is the inside, top. A small kraft paper gift bag covered in the Prima paper to hold a gift card or money.

Love this sentiment stamp! It's by Verses Rubber Stamps. Not sure where I purchased it from though: "In story books marriage is a Happy Ending. In real life it's a Happy Beginning"

This is the back of the card. The sentiment with my name and "cat" graphic is a rubber stamp I had made at Carousel Rubber Stamps, a local craft store. I also stamp the date of the event, or the date I made the card.

Closeup of the flower

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 Grace was also my co-worker and her last day at work was Friday. She will be joining Calum in Fort McMurray Alberta to begin a fabulous new life; a new chapter. Wishing her and Calum all the best! Going to miss her terribly!

Have a great weekend! I will be glued to the TV, as I am an Olympic junkie!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bridal Shower Card

  A shower card I made for a Grace, co-worker. Haven't been to a shower in years! 
  This funky little character stamp is part of a set of stamps (8 in all), called Les Petites Whimsies by Sandra Evertson. I purchased them on online at Stampington & Company. Papers are Basic Grey Picadilly 6x6 pad.



Entering this in:
1. The Stamp Man Challenge: Anything Goes/Summer Colours
2. Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: No Rules

  Hope everyone is having a great week. It has been humid here, but not too bad.
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Monday, July 9, 2012

Birthday Field Flowers

  Don't know where the summer is going! Weather here has been gorgeous! I have been busy with other things and haven't had much time to stamp, however, I always have time to make cards for family.
  Courtney is my cousin through marriage, although she is more like a niece.
  Courtney's birthday is the day after mine and ever since she was just a little thing, we've had ice cream cake for our birthdays! Yesterday we celebrated our birthdays early, as she is going to be away for hers.
  A bit different than my usual cards, I think. This is the stamp I started with, Flower Fields by Stampendous:
  The base is watercolour paper, edged with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and then with some DI Vintage Photo. I stamped the flowers on watercolour paper, tore, inked, then using DI's, coloured the flowers. Torn pages behind, were sprayed with Walnut Ink.
  Flowers are layers of pages from a book and sprayed with colours of Glimmer Mists. Sentiment is from Clear Art Stamps.
  More photos:

  This is the inside, left. The pocket is a small "bag", which I used to put her birthday money in. You can get these small bags at Michaels in the gift wrap section. Comes in Kraft colour too.

The inside, right. Sentiment is from my computer. 

And the back.

Entering this card in:
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Layered

   Have a fabulous week! We're going to see John Mellencamp tonight. Very excited! He's never played in Halifax before. 

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Very excited! My card was selected TOP 3 in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Layered Challenge! Awesome news!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Configurations Box...Done!

"CONFIGURATIONS (KUHN-FIG-YUH-REY-SHUNZ) - The relative arrangement of compartments or elements of a framed box used to display treasured objects or findings" 
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology

  Ta-Da!! A year (almost!) in the making! I finally finished my box! It was a lot of fun to make. I posted the box after I covered it in paper, tissue tape, Mod Podge and Distress Rock Candy Crackle. You can see it "naked" HERE.
  The stars must be alined, because I finished this about 5 days ago and I have been "fine tuning" it when I noticed the Grungy Monday challenge posted Friday is......Configurations Box!!! Really?! How lucky is that!

Here are the closeups and commentary. I'm a newbie with the hot glue gun and I'm sure you'll see some glue string here and there. Most of you can pick out Tim's stuff:
The buttons with hearts on it, is a brooch I picked up years ago at a Hallmark store.

When we had an oil leak from our oil tank, our backyard was dug up and this is one of the bottles they found. It's a Cutex nail polish bottle. Here's another photo of it on it's own and a 1937 ad I found on the web:

Distress Embossing Powder, Tattered Rose is in the bottle. The 2 blue stones in front are actually pieces of beach glass I found on a beach here in Nova Scotia.

The sand dollar and shell is also from a beach in Nova Scotia.

The camera is from Wallmart; jewellery section. The bottle cap on "roof" has a mirror in it.

The dice is from our trip to Las Vegas many years ago. The mask charm is from a local paper craft store, The Cutting Garden

That is a miniature Coke bottle, and we had several of them. Only one left. Have no idea where we got them. 

The 2 buttons (mauve and pink), are from a bag of buttons a co-worker gave me. They were her mothers. Thanks Donna!

My tribute to the Librarian and books! This lovely lady is an image I got from a free graphic site. What Librarians looked like in days gone by! The little red book on the left, I got at a Miniature Trade Show in Toronto many years ago. The notebook on the right is from Michaels.

This is a little tribute to my mom. One of my fav photos. She sewed (all my clothes and hers), quilted, crocheted, and knitted. Those 2 thimbles are hers. I have her pinking shears (used on the quote). They are quite heavy and cut like new!

Mike (my hubby) is represented here. This was his little truck; made of metal.

I collect cat figurines, and this little fellow fit perfectly! 

The perfume bottle I picked up at a flee market. The woman threw it in with something else I bought. The little mirror is from Michaels.

This box has the least in it. Couldn't think of anything else to go in it. Did you notice you're being watched?

The left side.

The right side. Both large keys are from K&Company.

The top. The door knob is from 7gypsies. 

The back.

 So there you have it! I thought I would never complete it. Yesterday I bought Tim's Printer Tray! Can hardly wait to get at that! Hopefully it won't take a year!

Entering this in:
Grungy Monday: Compendium of Curiosities Special Edition: Challenges 11 and 12!

As you can see I have a lot of "bits and bobs" around the house. Have a look in your drawers, you might find some interesting "odds & sods" too!


Christmas In July

   A new month and a new challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. It's Christmas in July! 
   As a bonus, your name will be entered twice in the draw for a new sheet of Stampsmith stamps if you use summer colors for your project!  
  This lovely lass is a single stamp and is available at The Stampsmith Store. Her name is "Holly Christmas" I stamped her on glossy card stock with ColorBox Mudslide, tinted her cheeks with chalk, used DI Vintage Photo around the edges. 
  Papers are from the BoBunny Snowfall collection, 6x6 pad. Gorgeous lace is from a local fabric store. Snowflakes from Michaels.
  Get out your Stampsmith stamps and get a jump on your Christmas card making! 

  Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend, especially my fellow Canadians as we celebrate Canada's birthday!

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Jingle Belles: Vintage Christmas 


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