Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Special Moments Project #3

You know, I was hitting a wall with my Artisan project from last night.

So, I decided to switch modes to the monthly My Paper Pumpkin challenge. I held up the wooden veneers and thought... "goodness, that's a nice tag".  Then I thought about why I would congratulate someone.

And five minutes later... with a tad of the gold sequin trim secured with a glitter brad... we have a cute little graduation cap!

Now why can't inspiration happen like that more often?
Make sure you join the challenge with us!! My Paper Pumpkin monthly kits are getting better and better. Check out the video below for next month's Paper Pumpkin!!

Cathy





Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Scrapbooking Spunk. Who has it? | AWW

Welcome back to the Artisan Blog Hop!!  
There's so much news!!! Project Life.  New Catalogs. And a GIVEAWAY NEXT WEEK. 
Come back next week. And visit us all. Just sayin'.
I lost my scrapbooking energy... creativity... spunk.. yes. spunk.
But I am going to find it.  
Do you have it?
Maybe Cindy has it...

My hair is a mess.  I was supposed to get my hair done with a nice purple ombre or just a plain ombre.. or just plain purple streaks.  And I do mean some wild purple too. It's time.  Spring is almost here.  I've got my runners strapped back on... which is probably why my hair is a mess... I can't lift my hands over my hands to tame it.  

Back to the post.

Right. I made this layout.  I don't love it.  I don't really hate it but its missing something.  So, I am going to put it in my "undone" pile.  This pile will be revisited in a month time when I attend some scrapbooking retreats.

But I will tell you one thing. I love the High Tide DSP and the Hello, Sailor stamp set.   And I love this picture.  It might be one of those situations where I was saving the paper just for this picture.  And I am disappointed with myself that I can't get it just right.

Anyway.  If YOU have MY 
SPUNK.

Please return it.

Please. Pretty please with whipped cream and cherries... and toss in a chocolate dipped donut on top of that. That would most definitely work for my husband. And maybe Mercedes. Yes. Mercedes.
That should do it.

Go visit Cindy next. Perhaps she is the culprit. Keep an eye out please.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Catherine and Cathy Create April Tags Challenge


 The bunny is almost here!! Yeahhhhhhh!

Make sure you link up to Catherine and Cathy Creates new April tags challenge of..

Why...HELLO, MY FURRY FRIENDS!!

Any tag with an animal would be perfect!

Cathy



Wednesday, 9 April 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Special Moments Project #2

This page was created for the My Pumpkin Challenge using the February Pumpkin kit... I dearly loved that kit.  The circles are really useful for anything and everything.  And I loved getting some letters...  

Make sure you link up and play along!

Have a fab day!
Cathy

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Just another lazy ' Balloon Happy' day | AWW


Sometimes I am lazy.

So lazy that I refuse to reach up to get any more stamp sets or supplies... That would require me to stand up. Which would then require me to push myself from the desk and hoist upwards from my roll-y office chair..

And just so you know.  Only cool people are as lazy as me.

But I like pretty things... soooo...This week I ended up creating a series of cards using the Big Wish stamp set balloon image.  The first card looks like I watercolored... Well. I. did. not. ' No sir-ee Bob' . Too lazy for that these days. It just looks that way because of how I colored the stamp with my markers...

So... if you are lazy like me and like one layer, one dimensional, super cute, simple cards... this is for YOU!

You can thank me later.
I will say it again... add your own ' flav-a-flav' ... doodle! Did you notice... I was so lazy that I just stamped on the vellum vs find a co-ordinating die cut or punch.

Good golly, Miss Molly!! I made a mistake... I rammed that stamp too hard into the stamp pad and then onto my paper... and you can see the outline of the stamp edge... I made it part of my card.. again... I was too lazy to make a new card. I like it!

Use your markers to ink up your white bakers twine!!
 
Every time I see the Forest Friends stamp set, I feel the urge to add furry friends all over my cards.  Today is no exception. I once again doodled the string on the balloon.

And check out the close up of the cutie's ears... Yup, they are pearls!
Now. Keep hopping.. Cindy is definitely upping her game these days. Its so exciting to see people changing styles and getting out of their comfort zone!
Don't be too lazy... make sure you visit all 10 Artisans!

Cathy


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Challenge: Sweet & Special Moments Project #1

I am so in love with these wood veneers from the March Paper Pumpkin!!
This project was created as inspiration for the My Pumpkin Challenge.
This months challenge is Sweet and Special Moments!
Make sure you link up and play along!

Have a fab day!
Cathy

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Burlap Ribbon Wreath | AWW


Its April.

And my husband just went out to snow blow the driveway because of the 35 centimeters of snow we got last night.

I am too mad to talk about it.








I made this banner with the Burlap & Blooms Simply Created Kit by tying a full roll of the Burlap Ribbon and the Summer Starfruit  Striped Ribbon.  Its super easy to do! I even watched Suits with my husband while I created it.... can you say  “two stones”...


Then I fumbled around to make a few loops and this bow.  And I tied that on.  

No glue necessary.

Now you go do it!