Archive for October, 2009

Post-Thanksgiving woes

Thanksgiving woes altogether. I didn’t have a Thanksgiving! The flu just had to catch up with me the day before I leave for one of the best times of the year. I should’ve had a headache all weekend because I drank too much, not because I was a sicky!
But there was some good that came of it. I got to spend a lovely weekend with my husband and my doggy. I didn’t have to send Dexter away to doggy boarding, and also saved $110.00. It would’ve been nice to combine all the good things, but Christmas is just around the corner folks!

This weekend also marked the 31st birthday of my cousin Chad. HAPPY BELATED CHADDY! Hope you liked your card. Here it is for all to see:

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I borrowed these stamps from my friend Michelle, as I really don’t have many masculine stamps. I already used beerafella for him last year, so what was left! We’ve spent many a nights rockin out to Guitar Hero or Rock Band, so this was perfect. Mind you, I created this when I came home from work Thursday in a blur because I wanted to get it done so I could go to bed. I’m not so keen on the colours, but what can I say! The guitar looks cool with the glittery blue sparkles. I haven’t gotten a chance to use that glitter yet, and I bought it almost a year ago at the Creative Festival. It’s a great guitar colour. I borrowed the sentiment for GUITAR HERO and if you can’t read the border it says, “rock on • rock on” and on and on.

My next card is for a Baptism. The image and colours were requested by my sister’s friend for the card. I think it turned out quite pretty. I like the colours myself I must say! I love the glittering technique from Linda Heavens where you just dot the glue and add the sparkle. It just makes it more magical some how I think. I’m so glad I took her class. I really learned a lot about using my copics.

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The beautiful sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs.
Of course I made this tonight instead of last week when I could’ve submitted to the Bellariffic Challenge. I was sick I tell you! Sick!

And now there’s only THREE more days until Robbie and I get our house!!! I’m sooooo excited. I’ve almost got my colours picked, but I think the main room I’m going to have to buy some sample paint before I choose. I’ll be taking lots of pictures along the way so stay tuned for those.

Night night all!

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Absolutely Gorjuss

I’d seen these stamps floating around blogs before and they have always caught my eye. I finally sought out to find out just where I could get my hands on them! They’re from a wonderful little Scottish site called FunkyKits. I thought ohhh, shipping’s going to be a fortune. But I guess they are just so popular in North America that it’s actually quite cheap! There’s a limit of 10 stamps per order, but it’s only about $5.00 Canadian for shipping.
They’re from the Sugar Nellie collection called Gorjuss Girls. Check her out:

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I love her! She’s such a hippie. And the paper’s from Abbey Road. Can they use that name? I doubt the Beatles gave them permission. Or Michael Jackson.
I love these stamps. I only bought 2 others, but eventually I’d love to have them all. I can’t wait to make my next card with the Bumble Bee Gorjuss Girl.

Hope you like her as much as I do! If not… I’m sure it won’t hurt her feelings. But you just never know…. woooooooooo scaaarrrryyyyy!!!
Happy Halloween!

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C’est l’Halloween!

C’est l’Halloween, HEY!  Great song. Also one of the few things I remember from French class, other than putting a song together to the theme of Fresh Price of Bel-Air of course.

This weeks Bellaliffic challenge, and a challenge it was for me, was to create a Halloween/Fall themed card. I didn’t think I really had a Halloween stamp to use, but upon searching through my collection I found my owls! Owls can be kinda spooky, right? I mean it would totally freak you out if you saw these big yellow eyes staring at you when you’re walking through the forest at midnight like you do so often.
It was the colours that I had to use that bothered me. I’m not a big fan of using black, purple, green orange and/or brown together.  So needless to say I wasn’t completely impressed with the finished product, but I’ll leave that up to you to judge.

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BOO! Totally scary, right? The only idea I had ahead of time was that I wanted to make a moon using my circle punch and then using the circle punch on that circle again to create a moon crescent. I liked adding the moonlight and darkness to the image as well. It’s just the rest of the card ain’t my cuppa tea. I didn’t think I had a Halloween sentiment to use on it even, but then I remembered a fall/Halloween set my mom  had bought for me last year that I hadn’t used yet. I guess it’s just because I don’t know why I’d give somebody a Halloween card. I don’t want to make Halloween a gift giving holiday to adults (Christmas is just too close by), and I think the kids would rather a handful of candy.

At first I was going to emboss the sentiment and spider web in white on the card but the powder kept sticking in places where it didn’t belong. I tried three times, even used a dryer sheet to clean the area before I stamped. But noooooooooooo! So I stamped with white, which didn’t pop enough, so I used my white glaze pen over top. It’s kinda messy looking but whatcha gon’ do huh?!

But anyway, I got some positive reviews on the card from people which I always appreciate, so thank you.

Now for the scariest photo of all! (no it’s not going to be a photo of me without eyebrows)

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Poor guy huh? But cute! It’s not just for aesthetic reasons that I bought this great costume. Dexter won’t move an inch while he’s in it. And that means I can answer the door to the kids and hand out treats without him trying to get out and greet them/knock them over!
Don’t worry, no animals were hurt in the trying on of this costume. Maybe just emotionally a little.
And it’s Dexter’s second birthday today!!! … I just had to break from this post because he’s ripping small pieces of plastic off his bone and this is the second time in 15 minutes that I’d had to shove my fingers in his mouth to get it out. Might be garbage time for that one! I think Kong toys are the only ones that have outlasted Dexter. And what did his daddy buy for his birthday? A Dexter figurine! Not my doggy Dexter though, my favourite TV character Dexter Morgan. Pretty cool. Dexter can only look and not touch though. But tomorrow is the real treat. I’m going to make some home-made treats for him with my niece and nephew! Maybe get a party hat for him too. He obviously loves hats.

Well I hope everybody has a good weekend! Bye for now!

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