Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer Card Camp - week 1

So yes, two posts in one day. Must be that nap I had this afternoon. ;)

This time I'm popping in to share the card I just finished for this week's Summer Card Camp.

Here's the colour combo:

and here's my card:

(all stamps are Hero Arts)

I decided to leave it without a sentiment. Sometimes I like to do that so I can use it for just about any occasion.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Paper Craft's "Stamp It!"

Hi everyone,

Canada Post is FINALLY back up and running. Yay! Got some things OUT in the mail yesterday and also a cheque IN the mail. A good day! :)

I also ran some other errands... went to the grocery store and saw that the new 'Stamp It!' is out. I have 4 cards in this special issue and I got to visit each of them. ;) Can't wait for my copy to come in the mail so I can pour over all 300 amazing cards in there!

I thought I'd share one of my cards here:

Stamps are all Hero Arts, ribbon by American Crafts, and the red button is one of Jane B's yummy creations.

Thanks for popping by! I'm busy working on things for my son's 7th birthday party this Saturday. We're doing a space/alien theme and having lots of fun getting ready for it. :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Card Camp Winners!!!

Hi everyone,

I'm back to share the winners of the virtual seats in Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner's Summer Card Camp... but first I'm going to share a card I made recently. ;)

Basic Grey & Jillibean Soup papers, Silhouette pocket, PTI heart die, Twinery twine, Hero Arts stamp & pearls

I made this card for a recent call but it was left unloved. *I* still like it though and thought I'd share it here... I think the sentiment it fitting for the following three ladies who I'm sure will *enjoy* their spots in Summer Card Camp:
Krista Ritskes who said... 
Wow, now that's a prize I'd love to win. I can't wait to see what you get to teach. You're going to be awesome. My favourite colour combo... Hmmm ... I love the pink/brown and blue/brown combos, but kraft is great, too.
Laura said... 
Love apple green and turquoise!
croppergal who said... 
Summer card camp sounds like fun, fun, fun! And with you as guest designer to boot - SWEET! My favourite colour combo usually involves oranges, yellows, reds and browns. Thanks for the chance to win, Kim

Big congrats, ladies!!! Please send me an email with your names and email addresses so I can pass on the info to the right people. :) If I don't hear from you by mid-night Saturday, June 25th I'll be picking a new winner(s).

Remember, there's still time to sign up for this fabulous set of classes here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Hi everyone,

Popping in this Father's Day to share the cards I made for my Dad and my husband for Father's Day.

My Dad truly is a wonderful father who has never been afraid to tell his kids that he loves them. He's also very encouraging, telling me that I'm doing a good job as a mom. He is probably the one person who does this more than anyone else and it means so much to me and really does help keep me going. My Dad also has a way of sensing when things aren't 'good' and can draw your struggles out of you (whether you want to share or not). Hee. ;)

Anyways, before I share the card I made for him I thought I'd share my favourite picture of the 2 of us together when I was 2 yrs old.

And here's the card I made for him. The stamps are Hero Arts and the library card is really a library card. (My Mom got a bunch and gave some to me). I'm writing this post on Wednesday night and still have to get the gift card I've planned for it so I put another card in the pocket for now.

Love you Dad! Happy Father's Day!

My husband is also a wonderful father to our 4 kids. He lets them be much more daring and independent than I do, which is a good thing... gives some balance to my being over protective. ;) He's quicker to go out with ALL 4 of them than I am. He's better at tickling them and all that good stuff. He's just the dad they need. :)

Here's a picture of him with all four kids taken about 4 years ago:

Yep, we have our hands full! ;)

Here's the Father's Day card I made for him:

Thanks everyone for popping by. I hope today is a day for you to celebrate rather than one full of sadness. Thinking of those of you who don't have happy 'dad' memories or only have memories to hold onto. Hugs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011 with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner!!

                     ***** THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*****
                                  WINNERS HAVE BEEN PICKED


Hi everyone!

Get ready for a summer full of colorful cardmaking fun with Summer Card Camp 2011. Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner have teamed up to bring you a 4-week workshop loaded with fresh color combos, cutting edge techniques, and versatile sketches that will leave you feeling inspired to create! Summer Card Camp is your all-access pass to 48 new card ideas, daily PDFs, twice weekly videos, guest designers (including me!), huge prizes and access to a private blog where you can share your own creations. For more information and to register, visit I am giving away three spots in the class! Just leave a comment here by midnight Tuesday June 21st telling me what your favorite color combo is and I'll pick some winners. I'll post the winners on Wednesday the 22nd. If you are picked as a winner and have already signed up, you will be given a refund. Yay!

Again, here are the class details:

• 3 card ideas and a technique video from Jennifer
• 3 card ideas and a sketch-based video from Kristina
• 6 card ideas from favorite guests
• additional color combination and sketch ideas.

• a PDF each day in your email inbox starting on the 27th (But you will be able to download the PDFs from the Downloads section of the Summer Card Camp 2011 private blog. So no worries – if you are out of town, you can go back and view the class at any time.)

PRIVATE ONLINE COMMUNITY to share your ideas & creations!

CHANCES TO WIN PRIZES from such amazing companies like:
• Studio Calico
• Hero Arts
• Simon Says Stamp
• My Favorite Things
• Lawn Fawn
• Papertrey Ink
• Ranger / Tim Holtz
• Ellen Hutson
and more.

• 48 card ideas
• 8 videos
• 28 color combos
• and have access to a private blog.

Wowzers!! That's a whole of bang for your buck! :)

Here's a video that shares a bit more about the classes & how it will work:

So what are you waiting for? Go HERE to register now. :)

P.S. Remember to leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite color combo for your chance to win a spot in this exciting set of classes!