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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bellarific Friday!




This weeks challenge was to take 3 papers and 3 embellishments and make your creation!

For my card, I used Lovebeetle Huggabug. Cute eh?

Papers are from the Bo Bunny on the go collection~

Such a bright and cheery card!!!

Here's my Touch Twin Colour Chart!


and here's the Sketch for next week's Bellarific Friday!


Now head on over to Bloggabella to see the creations and all the deets on how to get your sketch card posted next Friday



Monday, October 22, 2012

TTC28-Happy Birthday!





 Welcome to the TTC28 Touch Twin Challenge!
Color inspiration:





This challenge will run from October 22nd - November 10th with a winner being announced on November 11th.
One person will be chosen randomly to win! 
If the chosen winner uses Touch Twin markers for their challenge entry (with color names or numbers listed on their entry blog post) they will win 12 Touch Twin markers!
And since we want everyone to be able to play....

If the chosen winner uses any other coloring mediums for their challenge entry they will win 6 Touch Twin markers!
Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC28 and TouchTwin and post a direct link at the bottom of this post.
 To enter:
Post a link to your project at the bottom of this post.
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges.
No back linking. Your project must be new.
For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Follow the Touch Twin & More blog.
Like us on Facebook.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.




I created this Birthday Card for a Very Special Girl who  celebrated her 18th Birthday this weekend!

I used Uptown Girl Flora the Cyclist from Stamping Bella! Ain't she sweet!

The sentiment and Birthday Candles can be found over at The {Stamps} of Life

The Fun Fence Die is from Impression Obsession Stamps

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Just be yourself



I'm really enjoying my tenure on the Paper Loft Design Team. One of the main reason's why is that it has whet my appetite for scrapbooking again. It's something that I have got away from over the years as my focus has been mainly on making cards. I have a lot of pictures and stories that need to be told, so I see this opportunity as a real opportunity to get back to my roots. If I hadn't have started Scrapbooking, I would have never discovered stamping. I like the fact that I can use both in my creations

For this page, I used papers from the Easy Breezy Scrapbook line. I also incorporated some fun stamps and dies from The {Stamps} of Life- Postage2stamp and Postmarks2stamp. How fun! I also used Fancy Labels 4 to create a little embellishment to the right of Jon's picture. 

This page is SO appropriate for Jon. He is totally his own person and I'm very proud of him for that.
I really don't know how much I've been an influence in that regard, but I do know that he is far more his own person at 16 years of age, than I was at 25. 

Hope you're enjoying this post as much as I enjoyed creating the page!
Friday, October 19, 2012

Bellarific Friday-Getting Sketchy!


 This week the Bellarific Challenge was a sketch challenge! How Fun!

Don't you just love this sketch?



For my card, I used this pretty Frosty image



I coloured my image up with my Prism Pencils. I haven't used them in a very long time and I wanted a soft look for this card. I really like how it turned out
I paired this image up with Paper from the Hooked on  Fishing Line over at the Paper Loft. Funny that this works quite nicely for a winter card don't you think? Make sure you head on over to Blogabella to see all the fabby creations!  Next weeks Challenge:

Take 3

Use 3 different papers and 3 Embellishments on your card!

Happy Stamping!
Thursday, October 18, 2012

IO Thursday Challenge-Have a Bewitching Halloween


Today's Challenge is to create a Halloween Project. As you know, m parents are having a Halloween Themed Anniversary Party this year. I wanted to create a Guest Book that was keeping in with the theme. I used some fun Halloween Papers from Paper Loft, combined with the Halloween Hill Die and a couple of fun stamps to add a little dimension to the Guest Pages.




This stamp is the Tree of Life



This one is Bird Collage 4. I used that on my Invitations as well. LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp!

Head on over to the IO Blog to get all the deets on loading your challenge card and to see who else is playing today!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bella Blue!



Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I had an amazing time away with my great friends. Although the weather left a little to be desired, just catching up with my best girls made it feel super sunny!

I created this card with Uptown Girl Ava loves to celebrate

I coloured her with my Touch Markers and used this fabulous paper from the Authentique Genuine Collection as my background. Stickles and Glitter finish the card of nicely I think!

Here's my Colour  Map



Have a fabulous day,
Friday, October 12, 2012

Bellarific Spookarific Friday



It's a very scary day over at Stamping Bella!!! This week's challenge is to create a Halloween themed card! I LOVE Halloween. If you were reading my blog earlier this week, you know that we are even having a Halloween theme for my Parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary. How cool is THAT??? Very cool, me thinks!!!! 

For my card, I used this Fabulous be-witched ATUDE image! I coloured her with my Touch Markers and have included my colour map for your perusal!

The Purple DP is from the K& Co. Halloween Collection, the Newsprint from MME Cowboy


Make sure you head on over to Blogabella  to see all the Fabby Creations and check out the challenge for next week!

MWAH!!!
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Times at the Orchard






I really enjoyed scrapping these pictures as now that Jon is 16, the annual fall trip to the Orchard has gone by the wayside. Each year, we used to travel along Lake Ontario toward Picton to pick our own apples. Unlike the massive amounts of strawberries that one ingests during a picking session, a couple of apples fresh from the tree were quite satisfying.



Our Cousin Faye would join in on the fun. Later, we'd make applesauce and apple crisp and of course supply Grandma with some of the fruit to make some apples pies. Yum!




For this Layout, I used Coordinating Paper from The Funkysaurus Line over at the Paper Loft. Great Papers in addition to the Happy Times cardstock accessories and the Funkysaurus alphabet. I was very pleased with the way it turned out!

This weekend I'm off to the Parkhill Area for the Annual Jactopia weekend


That means I get to spend time with my BFF Jacqui..........


and see our friends from the West!!! WE WILL MISS YOU JEN!



My sweet Laura Boo are off on a road trip tomorrow. We always have a BLAST on our adventures and it's been awhile since we've had a weekend away! So by late tomorrow evening, we'll have slipped into some comfy clothes..probably jammies and be stamping away! Actually I think I'll be colouring as I don't feel like toting too much stuff.....I really just need a weekend away right now with my BFF's~

Check in tomorrow for Bellarific Friday

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Home is where the Heart is....



Isn't that the truth? I know that at times, my home can be quite chaotic as is the norm from time to time in everyone's household, but it really is my haven. Coming home at the end of a busy day is comforting. I haven't moved around much in my lifetime, so my sense of home....home being Kingston, is rather consistent. I moved to Kingston when I was 12 and apart from a tenure in the Greater Toronto Area for several years after college, Kingston remains my home. I'm proud to be associated with this Beautiful City. More than that, home is comfortable.....a place where you can relax in your jammies with messy hair and nobody gives a darn. A place where you can rest and refresh yourself for the next day. A place where you gain support from your loved ones, share your adventures and often a good belly laugh or two and at my house a place that I come to where my little furball is there to greet me as if I've been gone for a month, rather than hours. Home IS where my heart is.......

Supplies

Ink: Chocolate-Stepanie Barnard-ColorBox
Touch Makers in R4 and R2
Bakers Twine-The Twinery
Monday, October 8, 2012

Touch Twin Challenge 27



Welcome to the TTC27 Touch Twin Challenge!
The challenge:

Create a Fall project in monochromatic colors.

For my Project, I was inspired to use these awesome leave dies from IO Stamps Although the dress is pinker than the rest of the image, I used My WG1 Touch Marker to mute all the colours. I think it turned out rather pretty!  I used some smooch Glitz on the wings and under the Sweet Maggie to give it a touch of Oomph!


This challenge will run from October 8th - October 20th with a winner being announced on October 21st.
One person will be chosen randomly to win! 
If the chosen winner uses Touch Twin markers for their challenge entry (with color names or numbers listed on their entry blog post) they will win 12 Touch Twin markers!
And since we want everyone to be able to play....

If the chosen winner uses any other coloring mediums for their challenge entry they will win 6 Touch Twin markers!
Don't have a blog? That's OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC27 and TouchTwin and post a direct link at the bottom of the post. on the Touch Twin Challenge Blog
 To enter:
Post a link to your project at the bottom of this post.
Post a link to our challenge on your blog.
Please do not combine this challenge with more than 5 challenges.
No back linking. Your project must be new.
For extra chances to win:

Follow the Touch Twin & More Challenge blog.
Follow the Touch Twin & More blog.
Like us on Facebook.
Subscribe to our newsletter.
Add our Touch Twin & More Challenges button to your blog.

Here's my colour Map





To my Canadian Readers, enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Bellarific Friday and some Bellarific NEWS!!!!



I have to tell you that i'm OVER THE MOON EXCITED......

YES OVER THE MOON

The moon was full this week and i'm still over it.........

WHY???

Because I have joined the ranks of the fabulous Bellarific Babes!!!

Just Pinch me now.....

OUCH, not THAT hard!!!! lol.....perhaps you're thinking i'm delusional as well???

It's such an honour to be working with such a talented group of stampers and Em's Fabulous Stamps!

I remember the first time I met Emily at CHA, gosh that must have been about 6 or 7 years ago. I just took to her right away and thought she was Super Cool. So here I am now with a comfy spot on her team. Yay for me!!!!


This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge



 I used Uptown Girl Molly Makes a Detour!





She is ADORABLE!




I love how the Paper Loft Gentler Times worked so well with this image! As you can see, I even decorated the inside of my card! The muted colours are gorgeous!!! What about the little flower? I used my Touch Markers to colour it to match my paper!

And here's my Colour Map!
I used WG 1 Lightly over the Suitcases to give them a bit of a distressed look


Make sure you head on over to the Blogabella to see the challenge for this week!

Mwah!!! (giggle giggle)
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Impression Obsession Challenge-It's a Party (and what a party it will be!)



This week's challenge for me is perfect because this month at my house we're having a Party!
A HUGE HUGE Party!

My Mom and Dad are celebrating their 50th Anniversary on the 27th of October.
My Mom especially LOVES a celebration and loves to party.
No demure Anniversary Celebration here, it's going to be a big bash!

Since their Anniversary is so close to Halloween, she decided that she wanted to have a Costume Party
So, we're going to do it. What started with a few invitations (about 30) came forth and multiplied! I think I just finished the 95th last night. 

But more about that in a bit, I want to tell you about my "Party" card first.
Don't you love this big sentiment? It's fun, because it's big enough to paper piece if you want. I chose to colour it with my Touch Markers. What about those Spooky Cobwebs? No need for background paper, I made my own! This is a huge CAC Spider Web stamp. FUN!!!! I also used Border Duo 3 to ground the fabby wide ribbon! Some Diamondy Smooch Glitz Jazzed up the letters a litte more and I sprayed the sentiment with Dylusions Ink Spray to increase the festivity factor! I had some batty friends left over from the invites, so I embellished away!! Sure glad they're not alive!



Since I had so many invites to make, I wanted to keep them fairly simple. The first 30 were all hand sponged, which looked gorgeous, but to spare the risk of carpal tunnel, I decided not to sponge the rest and added a stamp over the printing and tore the botton edges 

On this one, I used Stars



On this one, Bird Collage 4

Of course my post would not be complete without my Touch Twin Colour Map!



Hope you'll play along.

This week we have 

Jeanne
Jenny
Julie
Daniela

Playing

Happy Stamping and I can't WAIT to share pics from the Party!