Sunday, July 25, 2010

Card class with Nicky

On Wednesday after work I went to a card making class at my favourite scrappbooking store which was taught by none other than Nicky Manel.  We made 5 cards and I will be mailing one of them to my younger sister Alice, who will be celebrating a birthday on July 27th.

Here are the cards we made:

This card is so pretty in real life and I love the punch we used on this card.  

Love butterflies!

If you look closely there is some glitter on the Bo Bunny paper circles.  I also love the bling!

I kinda screwed up when I stamped the swirl on this card but "fixed" it with a glue pen and glitter.  There is also some glitter on the birthday tag.

The owner of Pointer Scrapbooking is making rubber stamps and I couldn't resist buying this one:

Hmm, looks like I better get out my paint brush and go over the leaves with some more colour.

I thoroughly enjoyed this class and learned some new techniques painting with markers and mineral spirits.
I still have some cards to put together for a class that my niece Krista had in the spring.  I wasn't able to get to the class but got all the elements from Krista to put together the cards and a box to hold them.  When I get them done, I will post them here.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Janice!

Janice turned 29 (again) on Saturday.  It seems like yesterday that I was bringing her home from the hospital!  She did not want a fuss made but I did make her a card:

The inside:

 I came across this blog post and immediately fell in love with this card:  
Diana also did a tutorial for this technique which can be found here.

I used a Just Rite stamp for my card and used my nesties in my cuttlebug to cut and emboss it. I also used a Stampin Up Embossing folder in my cuttlebug for the faux metal tin ceiling technique and cut the squares with a punch. The tulips were coloured with Prismacolour pencils.  The card base is red and I thought the black and pink made a nice contrast.  I stamped the inside sentiments and then cut and embossed them in my cuttlebug as well.  The butterfly was cut with a Martha Stewart punch (love her punches!).  I was quite pleased with how this card turned out.

Here are some pics of my beautiful daughter:


Looking Good!

The 1st picture was taken last Christmas and the 2nd picture was taken a year ago.  She is expecting her 3rd child in November and I'm sure she would kill me if I posted a picture of her baby bump!
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Happy Birthday Brooke!

On Wednesday, July 7, my granddaughter Brooke turned 3.  We had a party for her yesterday.  2 of her little friends came to celebrate with her.  They had a blast playing in the bouncy castle and in the pool.  Here are some pics I took:

Chocolate Dora Cake

Blowing out the candles with her friends and sister Sierra looking on.

Mmm, chocolate cake and ice cream!

And here is the card I made for her:

The inside:

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day everyone!

From my 5 yr. old granddaughter, Sierra!

She is wearing a Swiss t-shirt that her Daddy brought back for her when he went to Switzerland on business.

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Happy 143rd Birthday Canada!

Opa and I will be celebrating Canada Day with Sierra and Brooke and my DD Janice and SIL Rob.  We are planning on going the Milton Fairgrounds with them.
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