Saturday, March 28, 2015

Some Chickaniddy Crafts Christmas Cards

Hi there!
I'm off to a taekwondo refereeing seminar this morning in Winnipeg.
(I'm also planning on doing a little shopping afterwards --
can't wait to check out all of the spring styles!)
I've been busy lately (work, watching my kids' choirs perform at various festivals, etc.),
so I haven't been spending as much time in my craft area as I would like.
(That should change this week though, as I have the whole week off since it's spring break!)
I was looking through my cards for something to share and came upon these four cards
that I made in December but for some reason never posted.
They're Christmas cards that I made using some
For this card, I used some Jolly Good patterned paper and an Illustration Sticker.
The sentiment is a Mama Elephant stamp.
I diecut the scalloped border using a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border 1 die.

This card using the same patterned paper as the first card, as well as a journaling card that

This card uses the same Illustration Sticker as the first card, as well as some patterned paper
Once again, the sentiment is stamped using a Mama Elephant stamp.

And lastly, I made this card, using an image that I trimmed from this piece of patterned paper,
along with a couple of pieces of patterned paper from the Jolly Good 6x6 paper pad.
I created the scalloped border using the same
Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border 1 die as I did in the first card.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Five for Friday

It's Friday.
And not just any Friday.
It's the Friday before Spring Break!  Woohoo!
Five things I'm looking forward to over Spring Break:
1) Going to see Furious 7 on opening night
 (which means that we'll be rewatching the previous 6 movies on DVD before hand.)
2) Having some friends over for supper.
I'm thinking of doing "make your own mini-pizzas" with some
homemade blizzards for dessert: we buy vanilla ice cream and chocolate bars
and mix them together using my Kitchen Aid mixer.
3) Attending a taekwondo referee seminar in Winnipeg tomorrow.
I'm also looking forward to doing a little shopping afterwards -- I'm on
the hunt for some cute navy flats/sandals.
4) Celebrating Easter and all that goes with it:
our community Good Friday service, getting together with my mom for supper,
getting together with Cameron's family for a meal, our Sunday morning sunrise service,
celebrating Jesus' resurrection & triumph over death.
It's all so good.
5) Working on some projects for Reverse Confetti's April release.
April Release, you say?
Yes, that's right. Reverse Confetti is having an April Release.
Peeks will start on Easter Sunday (the 5th).
They're also having a sale & a "win it before you can buy it" contest.
Check out the details on Reverse Confetti's Facebook page.
So, what are you looking forward to doing over spring break?
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

cas(e) this Sketch #116

Today, I have a card to share that I made for
 CAS(E) This Sketch #116 designed by me:

I decided instead of having one flower in the centre of my square,
I'd have a whole bunch.

I diecut the PTI Shaker Shapes: Squares from white and aqua mist cardstock.
I impressed the background using my PTI woodgrain impression plate.
I stamped the sentiment (from Simon Says Stamp's Blessed stamp set).
The flowers and watering can are from two Wplus9 sets: Fresh Cut Florals & Fresh Cut Containers.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see the rest of the DT's takes on the sketch 
and to play along, if you'd like.
You have until Thursday, April 2nd to link up your card.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Today, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop,
where this month's challenge is an inspirational photo:

I love all of the colours and patterns.
I decided to also use this week's Make It Monday: Stamping and Mixing Patterns
to make my card.

I decided to stamp my panels with versa mark and heat emboss them.
The aqua mist panel was stamped with the little flower clusters from Bitty Bouquets and heat
embossed in Butter coloured Zing!
The yellow panel is Bazzill Chiffon, which coordinated well with the Zing!
I stamped it with a Clearly Besotted stamp and heat embossed it in white.
I diecut the scalloped border using my PTI Heart border die.

For my flowers, I used my new Brushed Blooms stamp set.
I stamped the full flowers in hawaiian shores and then in versa mark for the top layer,
which I heat embossed in butter coloured Zing!
The sentiment was stamped using Bitty Bouquets in aqua mist
and Wet Paint in hawaiian shores.
A button and twine finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Card Concept #31

Today I have a card to share that I made for 

I decided to use some of my Reverse Confetti products to make my card.
And since I don't have any RC cupcake products I had to do my favourite thing -- get creative!
Here's my card. It's clean and layered.

I layered a doily that I bought at my LSS over some kraft cardstock,
on which I stamped my sentiment (from Sweet Thing) in versa mark and heat embossed in white.
I stamped my banner (from Tag Me Confetti Cuts) from some aqua mist cardstock, 
which I stamped using one of the striped stamps from So Stripey.
Now, for the cupcake...

For the liner, I diecut some kraft cardstock using a die that's being released next month.
(You'll have to wait and see what it is.... but it isn't meant to be a cupcake liner!)
I also stamped this with a stamp from So Stripey.
Then, I did some smooshing on my white cardstock using some berry sorbet ink
and diecut it with the larger cloud from Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts. So fun!
A little button is my raspberry on top!



Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

MIM #205

I'm just popping in to post a last minute card that I made for 

I used one of my PTI Keep It Simple Frames dies to frame my confetti cluster stamping,
which I stamped with some Lovely Laurels and Bitty Bouquets stamps,
in PTI hibiscus burst, sweet blush, limeade ice, hawaiian shores & Mama Elephant Fresh Mint.
Then, I stamped the sentiment (from Wplus9's Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set) over top.

I diecut a Bitty Bouquets die and stamped it with the same colours that I used 
on my confetti cluster stamping.
A trio of PTI buttons tied with rustic cream button twine finishes it off.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Five for Friday

1. There's no school today because it's parent-teacher interviews for Sage & Jonah.
As is my tradition, I made butter crunch for the teachers, which I think they'll enjoy.
I made some cute tags for them, which I'll share next month in
a "teacher-appreciation blog hop" I'll be participating in with Reverse Confetti.

By the way, I made a new "page" on my blog for recipes.
So far, I've added butter crunch. :)

2. I got to go to Brandon yesterday with Austin and Jonah's choirs.

Unfortunately, we missed Jonah's performance because we came on a later bus.
I did manage to catch a bit of the adjudication, though.
That's Jonah in the back row, on the far left.

Austin's choir sang five songs and they did a fabulous job!
On the fourth song, Austin had a large solo part -- he sang it wonderfully!
That's him in the middle, singing into the mic.

I'm so thankful that I have a job (I'm a substitute teacher) where it works for me to go
and do things like this to support my kids (& engage in their experiences).

3. I went for two bike rides this week!
Two years ago, I didn't go for my first bike ride of the season until May,
so going twice in the middle of March is a little unheard of.

A selfie of my best girl and me when we went for a walk Sunday evening.

4. I have a new show that I'm watching and really enjoying.
It's on Netflix and it's called Lie to Me.
I've been watching it with Austin. There are three seasons and we just started season 2.
Have you seen it?
I'm liking how it's making me more away of facial expressions and body language.
What shows are you enjoying right now?

5. As I shared recently in this post, Jonah's Jazz Choir is going to Banff at the end of April
and we have been doing fundraising for his trip.
In April, the choir is hosting a coffee house and they're setting up a Chinese Auction.
The choir director asked if we could donate prizes, so I made three card sets to donate.
I shared two of them here.
Here is the third set I made, using PTI's Lovely Laurel's Mini Kit.

I actually decided to just use the beautiful 4.25x5.5 patterned papers that were included in the kit
to make my set of cards.

For my first card, I diecut the two pieces of patterned paper using
Mama Elephant's Femme Frame dies.
So quick and easy!

For my next two cards, I cut the printed panels apart, as well as the grey patterned paper.
I added a tiny scalloped border using PTI's Heart Border die.

And for the last two cards in the set, I diecut the printed panels using the Shaker Shapes: Circle dies
and created a frame for them using aqua mist and Bazzill Basics Bling cardstock in Tiara.

To package them, I just put the cards, along with some envelopes in the clear box
that the Laurel Leaves kit came in.

Thanks for looking!
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