Happy 60th Birthday Ross

We went to a 60th birthday party for our  next door neighbour this past weekend.  We also consider him a great friend.  He is always there to lend a helping hand. 

I wanted to incorporate a scalloped edge and since I didn’t have a punch …. I saw a technique on another blog awhile back so I tried it and was pleased with the results.  I used the one edge of the rectangle scalloped nestability – ran it through the cuttlebug and make it a perfect scalloped edge.  I also added dimensionals under the numbers to give them a raised look on the card.

Stamps:  Trees2Build from The Stamps of Life; Birthday Basics – Papertrey
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede, White
Ink:  Versafine Black, Versamark
Other:  Sans Serif Cricut Cartridge; Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities; White Embossing Powder; Dimensionals


Happy Birthday Joanne

I have been absent from the card crafting scene for a while, but my sister’s birthday got me motivated to make a card.  I had so much fun creating this one — I am hoping to have some time to get back in the swing of things.  Unfortunately, I need to work on my photography skills (as some of the details are not showing up in the photo).
I used Copic markers to colour in the hearts and added a little Glossy Accents to add some gloss to the blue hearts (can’t see it in my photograph).  There is also silver brads in the bottom right corner and paper piercing in the upper corners to give the card a little extra dimension/texture.

Happy Birthday Joanne!

Stamps:  Sending Wishes – Inkadinkado
Paper:  Old Olive, White, Taken With Teal
Designer Paper:  Daydreams Paper Collection  from Sweetwaters Scrapbook
Ink:  Versafine Black
Other:  Paper Piercing; Copic Markers; Glossy Accents; Silver Brads; Scalloped Paper Punch

Happy Birthday – FIL

Yeah – the weekend is here – time to make some cards.  First up is a card for my father-in-law.  He will be celebrating his 81st birthday on Monday.  He doesn’t use a computer or go on the internet – so I am safe to post his card in advance.

I used the clean and simple technique that Kristina Werner taught us in the Clean and Simple Card Camp last week.  So simple and fun to make and experiment with different papers.  The hardest part is trying to keep the pen lines in somewhat of a straight fashion – love how much that adds to the card.

Card size – 5-1/2 x 5-1/2
Stamps:  Happy Birthday from Inkadinkadoo
Paper:  Brilliant Blue & White from SU, DP from Dollarama
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Black EP, Sky Blue Spica Pen, Star Punch

I Still Find Each Day Too Short …..

I love this quote by John Burroughs – I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books that I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.  My family had planned a very nice surprise birthday for me.  We went for an awesome supper to the Chilled Cork and then back home for birthday cake and beverages.  It was nice to have a small family get-together with my MIL & FIL and my sister and her family, and of course, my daughter Jenn and her boyfriend Josh and my son Randy and his wife Stef and of course, our grandson Carter and last but not least my husband, Jerry.  Each birthday reminds you that life is short and you need to enjoy each day – so that is why I wanted to spend my 50th with my family.

They surprised with me with this awesome cake.

This was the most unbelievable cake I have ever seen!   The cake was decorated with a scrapbooking/cardmaking theme.  It was just WOW!!!  The details were so intricate.  The cake was made by Kempenfelt Cakes  in Barrie, Ontario and I would highly recommend her services.    I was also surprised with a gift to Cynthia Moore Photography in London, Ontario for a family portrait.  I am the luckiest Mom/Wife/Grandma.

Here is another picture I couldn’t resist posting.  Randy & Stef bought a onesie that is similar to the T-shirt that Jerry loves to wear.  It was so cute – we had to take a picture.

Happy New Year everyone!

Happy Birthday for a Red Hat Lady

I got a new camera for Christmas!   Yeah – now I just have to learn how to use it properly 🙂   So this is my first shot using my the camera.  My mother-in-law belongs to a Red Hat group and I thought I would make a card for her to give to one of her Red Hat friends.      This card was fairly quick to make and I added some Purple Stickles to give it that little extra glitter that it needed.  I used my nestabilities to add the extra indented lines – love that look!

  • Stamp:  Ooh-La-La Red Hat – Stampabilities
  • Paper:  Real Red, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Confetti White for the base
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencil Crayons, Gamsol, Purple Stickles

Happy Birthday to a Monkey

I have a few birthday cards to send out over the next few weeks and one is for my nephew.  I thought this monkey was appropriate for him.

  • Stamps:  Changito Birthday – Stampendous
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencil Crayons, Gamsol, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Ribbon from Costco Ribbon Pack

Birthday Wishes

HB-2009-011We have quite a few birthdays in the month of November, so I have been busy making up cards and trying to get a few ahead.  I was browsing the blog of Stop & Stamp The Roses and just loved her card, which you can find  here .  I kept the same design and changed the papers and stamps.  I loved how this card turned out (looks better IRL) and I will definitely be using this sketch on future cards.  Did you notice that I paper pieced the little squares on the present?

  • Stamps:  Happy Birthday by Hampton Art Stamps, Petite Messages by Hero Arts
  • Paper:  SU Vanilla, SU Bravo Burgundy, DP is from a Paper Pack purchased at Costco
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Accessories:  Grass Green Copic Sketch YG17, Spica Gold Marker, Green Ribbon
  • Techniques:  Scor-Pal for gridlines and paper piecing.