Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Ribbon Girls Giveaway...

Hi There,

This is just a brief post today to mention that "The Ribbon Girls" site is sponsoring a lovely "Strawberry" themed package as a giveaway.  They have even included one of their cute new line of stamps called "Molly Blooms" in the package.  The blog address is .  Why not drop by the site and enter for this charming package.

Thanks for dropping by...


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monkey Business...

Hi There...

Today I would like to share a layout with you that I made for a NSD challenge at "Let's Scrap" .  We are celebrating NSD all month long should check it's a wonderful place to meet folks who are like minded and the challenges are awesome!  They really get your mojo going!

This is a layout showcasing our DGS Aidan at the Toronto Zoo last summer.  He was totally enthralled with the monkeys.  I think the feeling was mutual if the photo on the bottom right is any indication...LOL!!!

All of the elements on this layout are from my stash...I'm trying to use stash for my projects this year.
The card stock is Coredinations and the patterned papers are from an older line by "Doodlebug" called "Zoo Safari".  I've also used their stickers and matching borders.
I've use plenty of "faux" stitching on this layout...even the pennants have "faux" letters.  The large and small circles were made using Spellbinders dies and a cuttlebug embossing folder.  I have also sanded the embossed circles.  As a final touch I've added some journalling.

Well thanks for dropping by....I would love to hear from you...


Monday, May 2, 2011

Hannah's Birthday Card...

Hi There....

Well, we woke up to a dark and dismal day here in Eastern Ontario...the weatherman is calling for rain all day...YUCK!!!!  I'm usually not too productive on days like makes me want to curl up with a good book and shut the world out.  Impossible today though...must get out and VOTE!!!!  This country needs...change...and hopefully it will happen today!

Enough I am listing a card I made for our DGD Hannah's 8th Birthday....oh my...where has the time gone????  It just flies by these days.

 The card was made using a sweet digital kit that I purchased from  They have the most adorable kits on that site...I know I'll be purchasing more!!!

I've printed all of the papers used here except for the card stock.  The images have been cut and layered with dimensionals for a 3-D effect.  I've used Spellbinders for the plain and scalloped circles.  Magnolia dies have been used for the scalloped lace border, lacy dragonflies and the message tag (which is on the inside of the card).

 Here you can see the inside of the card.  The tag is hidden in a little pocket in the centre section.  There is a ribbon to make it easier to take out.  This is where we added our personal message to Hannah.  As you can tell I've added lots of faux stitching and I've edged the card and dragonflies using Distress ink.  I've also used Stickles and Glossy Accents for some extra bling!

 This is the card in it's folded position for display.  As I've mentioned these kits are so cute...perfect for folks like myself who are...scissor happy...LOL!  I just love to cut paper!!!!

I've also made a custom envelope for the card.  It has extra depth so that cards with dimension can fit into it without causing any harm to the embellishments.  I've added a Basic Grey magnet to the back of the envelope...this makes it so much easier for "little hands" to open the card...our DGD was really enthralled by the magnet...who knew!!!!

Well folks...I'll close for now...

Take care and thanks so much for dropping by...