Friday, February 24, 2012

She shoots! She Scores!

About 2 weeks ago, Sierra, my 6 yr. old granddaughter scored a goal in her hockey game.  Naturally this proud Oma had to make a card for her!

Here is the card I made:

Here is the inside of the card:

I love the stars on the paper and I also love the punched out stars.  The Sentiment was heat embossed and is   from the set Soccer Cutie from Your Next Stamp, a Canadian Stamp Co.  The image is also from Your Next Stamp.

I am entering this card in the following challenge which just happens to be sponsored by Your Next Stamp.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

A card inspired by Pinterest

Ever since I saw this card on Pinterest; I've wanted to copy it.  Kathy has some lovely creations on her blog:

Here is the card I cased:

Here is my version:

The base is red cardstock, I also used a cuttlebug embossing folder, designer paper is from Yours truly by Echo Park. Pearls, ribbon & lace are from my stash and the flower is from Prima.  I am very pleased with how this card turned out and will probably case it again using different paper and colours.  I haven't decided as yet as to how I will be finishing the inside.  I think it would be perfect as a Birthday or Mother's Day card.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Tooth Fairy tin

I found out via facebook last night that my eldest granddaughter Sierra lost 2 teeth yesterday.  I had emptied 3 small round tins with flowers the other day and kept the tins (the flowers are going to Brooke and Sierra for their cardmaking stash).

I rummaged through my nestibilities and found a circle die that was just the right size to adhere to the tins to decorate.  I also used some pink and white ribbon, some rhinestones and silk roses from my stash and came up with this:

The tins are 1 3/4 " across at the widest point.  I have since added Sierra's initial to the top.  The initial is a light blue sticker.

I will need to make 2 more of these for Brooke and Amber.  I'm not sure if I'll use the same colours.  I'm thinking of using light blue for Brooke with a pink initial, light blue and white ribbon. It will be at least 2 more years before Brooke loses a tooth and about 4 years before Amber does.

This tin came together fairly quickly and I had a blast making it for Sierra.  I'm sure she will like it.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Birthday card

I love butterflies and I love the Cherry Cobbler cardstock from Stampin Up.  I also love glitter, ribbon, crochet flowers, flat back pearls and punches.  I incorporated all the above in this card:

I used a scallop punch, square punch, edge punch and my favourite butterfly punch.  The white cardstock from Best Creations has glittery butterflies.

Here is how I finished the inside:

I heat embossed the sentiment on a white oval shape and reversed the colours from the front of the card.
If you click on the pictures, you will also notice that the white squares and white butterflies were punched out of white glitter cardstock also from Best Creations.  I am really pleased with this card and have not made up my mind as yet as to who I will be sending it to.

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Fantastic Customer Service

It seems to me that we are very quick to criticize when we are not treated well and we do not hesitate to tell people of how unhappy we are.   Well, I'm happy to report that I have received excellent customer service from EK Success.  I bought one of their punches, used it once (with a bit of difficulty) and put it away.  For the life of me, I could not remember where I had put it (the joys of growing older) and found it again a few days ago.  As luck would have it, I could not get it to punch.  It only partially punched out the paper.  I used tin foil to sharpen it; had no luck; wax paper to lubricate it and again with no luck.  In desperation, I went to the EK Success web site and contacted them.  I was told to put it in the freezer to constrict the metal and then using the tin foil and wax paper again.  I put the punch in the freezer over night but it still was not working.  My husband looked at it and said that it appeared to be misaligned.  I contacted EK Success again.  I was told to take a picture of the punch and email it to them which I did.  Long story short; they will be sending me a replacement punch.  I have several of their punches and have never had a problem with them.  Moral of this story is, if you buy a product and have thrown out or lost the receipt, contact the manufacturer.  Most companies are more than happy to help you out by sending out a replacement.  On the plus side as well, I don't think I need to send the defective punch back to them.  I just needed to provide a picture of the punch as proof of purchase.

Here is a picture of the punch they are replacing:

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine cards & boxes & Mojo 226

Here are 2 more valentine cards and boxes I made for my granddaughters.

The 1st card I made was inspired by the Mojo Monday Challenge blog.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I chose to make the square card.  Papers are by Heidi Grace and the striped paper is on the reverse side of the paper on top. I punched the sentiment (SU) on a scallop square which was popped up.  The crocheted flowers are from my stash as is the ribbon, heart charm (made with love) and the flat maroon pearls.  I heat embossed the SU heart and punched it out with a heart punch from Marvy which is just the right size for the heart stamp.  My card size is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.  This card will be going to one of my granddaughters.

Here is another card I made today for another one of my granddaughters:

Needless to say, I love this SU stamp. I heat embossed it and the centre heart is on the inside.  I punched out a heart on the cover of the card, distressed the edges with rose red ink from Versa,  added some flat clear rhinestones and the heart ribbon is from Michaels.

I also made some treat boxes for the girls:  

I watched this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  The boxes did not take very long to make.  I used a MS heart punch, ribbon and flat back pearls. The card stock is Cherry Cobbler from SU (love this colour!).  I plan to fill the boxes with some Hershey Kisses. 

Last but not least here is a picture of my 3 adorable granddaughters:

Brooke (4 1/2; Amber 15 mos. & Sierra 6 1/2)

This picture was taken in the summer. They sure keep their parents hopping! They were all sick last week but are all feeling better now.  I will be taking some paper craft supplies to their house on Saturday so the 2 oldest (Sierra & Brooke) can make some valentine cards.  I've got valentine stickers, glittery heart foam stickers and ink and sentiments.  I expect we will have loads of fun!

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