Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Clean & Simple 113

I've been making birthday and new baby cards for my MOMS Club. The Clean & Simple Sketch 113 was ideal for this card...


Friday, October 15, 2010

Just Add Blue

The Just Add Ink challenge #39 was pretty straightforward....just add blue. So I used the sketch from Card Positioning Systems 188 and did exactly that!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hello everybody!!!

Now I know what it must feel like to get back into the dating scene after a long break. Well, in this case, it's the stamping scene!!! I can't remember when my last post was. I have to admit that I have been slacking a little but I hope to be frequent the blogging/stamping scene a little more from now on. Taking it nice and slow; one challenge at a time!!!

I liked the design challenge on the Card Positioning Systems blog site: #188

And this is what I created...

I've turned the original image on it's side since I preferred this look better. Didn't know how to created the oval, so used a Stampin' Up punch instead. The flowers stamp is SU as well, while the card stock is from The Mango Frost Matstack by DCWV. If you look closer at the flowers, I've heat embossed them using all SU products. I'm a little addicted to the whole heat embossing thingi these days!!! Love how the powder on the stamp changes to a glazed look with a little bit of heat. It's kind of like blow-drying my hair but getting way better results!!!

I'm going to attempt another challenge tonight and hopefully I will be able to accomplish something before my little one wakes up and starts calling for me. Good night to you all!!! Namaste!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

10 pm = Blog Time!!!

So the kids are finally in bed and I get some time to myself. I decided to take on the OCC Sketch Challenge #18. I used the colours from the Color Q Challenge #36 and decided to use the "thanks a bunch" sentiment for the Creative Card Crew Challenge #52 (Thank you).

That's all for tonight...Namaste!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

MISA - Missing in Stampin' Action!!!

I finally had the chance to make a card while everyone was out today!!! Feel like a beginner all over again:( But as a lot of other stampers have told me, some crafting is better than no crafting at all!!

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday Challenge #140 and the colours from Color Q #34.

Made this card in a hurry before the Color Q deadline...

And it's loaded with 10 minutes to spare!!! Off to enjoy some sunshine..Namaste!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Christmas in May

The moment I saw the OCC Sketch Challenge 15, I thought, "Christmas Tree!!".

I tried a new technique called 'heat embossing', which many of you are already experts at, but my first time attempting it. The card stock is from the Holiday Collection - The Christmas Cardstock Stack by DCWV; the ribbon is Joyful Runway made by KI Memories; the big snowflakes have been punched out with a HyGlo punch; the tree stamp is by Inkadinkado; the smaller snowflakes are a clear stamp by Technique Tuesday; and the white heat embossing powder and heat tool are SU products (my recent and most coveted purchase!!!). 

My father-in-law is visiting from India and I can't wait to show him around our beautiful city. He loves wine and cheese, having studies in France for a period of time and we have gorgeous local winery. So this weekend, we're headed there to listen to some live music and taste some delicious wine. Namaste!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A leader in the making?

I was nominated for the post of President of my local MOMS Club. It's a wonderful group of women; dynamic, intelligent, creative, hard working, inspiring, supportive,....and not to mention, totally fun!! I was honoured, of course, but a little nervous. The truth of the matter is that I've never seen myself in the position of a leader. Don't get me wrong; I will definitely voice my opinions and ideas...but within a group setting more often. I think I've always been afraid of not meeting the mark. I'm 33 years old now. And I've been thinking, if I don't do it now, then when? And all these nights, after I was told about the possible nomination, I kept telling myself, like that little train going up the hill, "I think I can! I think I can!". 

Well, I'm President from July for the new year, and looking at my new team of wonderful mothers, I know I can!!! And everything may not be perfect. I may be forgetful and a little disorganised. I might make a fool of myself...or not. But the bottom line is that I can look in the mirror and say to myself, "I gave it my best shot!!". And this will be a great lesson for my children; that challenges are meant to be taken on, giving it all you've got, because that's how we grow. It's all about experiences, and I know that if nothing else, I will walk away from this experience a stronger person. 

On with the cards now!!! I used the second sketch from the Caardvarks May Challenge and combined it with  the Basic Grey Week 19 Photo Inspiration Challenge (I haven't used any Basic Grey items so cannot enter it for this particular challenge, but I wanted to show you my inspiration for the card!). 

The solid cardstock is called 'Spring Moss' from the Perfect Match Papertrey Collection. The DP is from a collection called Petite Papers by Webster's Pages. It has beautiful soft subtle colours and I finally had a chance to use them. The stamp is part of a free set I got with my order from Stampin' Up. The ribbon and button are from my stash, and I used regular markers and a white gel pen to colour in the cake details. I also used a SU border punch and a Martha Stewart circle punch.

Since I've used punches, this card would also qualify for the Delightful Sketches Challenge - Pull out your punches!!

My son's preschool is almost over and we're getting ready to enjoy a great summer ahead of us. We have zoo camp coming up and then a camp at the local conservatory. Plus, I look forward to discovering all the farmer's markets that hold an abundance of fresh and local produce. I'm trying to focus on healthier eating habits, and I hope I've made some positive changes by the end of summer. Namaste!