April 13, 2012

Mother's Day Card/ Stairway Effect

It's hard to believe the weekend is here already! It is harder to believe the ground is covered in snow mid April!!!, must be hard for gardeners I would think!

With Mother's Day sneaking up on us I thought I would share a simple card I made last night, this card can be made in less than an hour. The sentiment came from a Word scrapbooking 12"by12" page...

Hope it inspires you to make a quick card!

I should have taken a side view shot to show the depth which really makes this card... I started using the self adhesive glitter foam sheets for dimension, it works great .. To get the 3D effect on the front layers I started on the right side , first layer flat on page, second layer with foam tape , third layer with Glitter foam sheets.. it gives the stairway effect!

Have a fantastic weekend, I will be visiting you!!!!

April 12, 2012

Using "SEAGLASS" on a card

Happy Thursday, can't believe the week went by so quickly!

This is my second post today so if you are looking for the Winner post click here.

Today I have a project I made for a friend of mine here on the Island, we have been really close for about a year and lately I have been so ill we never had the chance to get together at all. She is a very understanding lady and I am so grateful for that... The Sentiment on the outside is "Besties for life" from Crafty Sprouts and inside I am going to thank her for being so understanding. This lady makes jewerly out of seaglass and I have picked it for her for the last year but I just may have found a new way to use it!

Have you ever heard of Seaglass????

 I pretty much live on top of a beach that is loaded with this stuff, it never ends even though all summer long Islanders are constantly picking it , even tourists are on to it and actually visit for that very reason!
Seaglass is old broken bottles that have tumbled through waters and sand for years until they are perfectly smooth... they have a light white coating due to the salt but a little lotion can make them your favorite bling to use on a project! That is what I did... You can only use a little of course because they may weigh your card down with too many.... I managed to sit in one place and pick the tiniest I could find... check it out!!!!

I would sell it if I figure out if it would be worth it due to the cost of shipping... you can buy it all over the Internet but they are usually the size of a nickel and bigger... mine can be as small as a piece of sand! The ones I used on my project are about the size of a dime or less.

Oh and I received twine from The Twinery the other day and finally got a chance to use it... I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!

The background with the seaglass on top was a really hot pink and I really wanted to use it so I used Gesso which muted the color to the one I wanted! I used Tim Holtz Ranger sticklers on the blue pennant.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

I have a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well good morning!!!

Before I announce the winner I have to share some of this excitement!

Because of you I went from 122 followers to 155!!!

That is the most I had ever received in such a short time!!... The emails kept pouring in and I could barely catch up...

hahaha hear this!!!!Even Google had to call me because there was such unusual activity going on at my blog, hahahahaha, it still cracks me up.

OK ARE YOU READY!!! (not shouting in a bad way,)

The winner of the Life's A Party Cartridge is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Congrats Ildi!!!! please email me your mailing address and I will get it out to you today! My email is jerri255@eastlink.ca

April 11, 2012

"Hope" for Autism

If you are looking for the 100th Follower Giveaway, Go HERE
 (Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!! I have 27 new followers since yesterday morning, that is flippin out crazy!!! Thank you!)

Well hello, what a beautiful day on Prince Edward Island, I love sunny days, it matches how I feel inside....ESPECIALLY after all the bloggy love I received and is still receiving since I started celebrating my 100th follower!!!! You rock! Everyone of you and I cannot thank you enough for making me feel I've reached the stars...  such beautiful comments and support! 

Today I am sharing with you a card I did called "Hope". I have a friend who just last month took all the piled up cards that were made for tutorials and such then donated them to the Autism Society so they could sell them and put it towards craft supplies and such.... this has inspired me greatly to do the same and most of you know I have a little fella (Michael) who also has Autism which is the very reason I had started this blog.  My first mission take a course in Web Development and Graphics (check) , then build an informative Autism site which you can find here....then learn to make cards along with digital stamps, start a blog, gain an online presence and eventually start my own little store...check check check check .... A percentage of what I would sell would go to the Autism Society here in PEI. I am happy to say that most of what I planned is checked off and yesterday you all brought me closer to my goal , a sincere thank you.

I meant to make a box for this card but I didn't have time ... I tried something different here... I punched out flowers and place them all over the card in different colors, as you can see I went over the edge except on the bottom.

Did you noticed I used paint chips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (those little samples you get at the hardware store?) Well this one was one of those long ones with at least 6 colors on it..

Maybe I should have had a darker back ground , the flowers on the right side are hard to see making it look off balance, just picture them there ok! hehe

One more thing... isn't this guy cute? It is called a Webkinz Junior , Michael has always been fascinated with dressing up all his plush toys,  we are overloaded with plush, we actually had to move a lot of them to the basement...seriously!!
So one day Michael was terribly upset that he had a king's attire (actually a Santa suit) but didn't have a CROWN!!! Well it was like it was the end of the world... so for the first time in a long time I got out my cricut and took a chance on making a paper one  and butterflies in it with that!!!  It is from the Cindy Lou Cartridge, I also stapled an elastic band on there so it wouldn't fall off... on the crown , not the cat, hehe 
It was  huge success, Michael loved it which you all know really delighted me and saved me from having to go to the store.

Take a look at this cutie!

Have a fantastic super day!

April 10, 2012

100th Follower Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Tuesday my crafty friends, thank you for buzzing by!

I am so excited to share a project with you,  along with ........
Celebrating my 100th Follower Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Before we get to the goodies check out this card I made for friends of mine that are travelling this summer! 

The papers used are from the lovely Nikki Sivil's Exit Here Collection, I was so lucky to win. I had bought a summer collection and girls Nikki's style is outrageous!! There is no style out there like hers, you will just have to check her out to know what I mean! http://nikkisivils.com/products/ Don't forget to visit her blog as well which you can find on top of this link's page. Lets just say these papers are versatile and will get your imagination flowing.

My project!

100th Follower Giveaway!!!!

What words could possibly express the overflowing gratitude I have for all of you who has supported me, has left me so many wonderful comments and when I need help you are just an email away.
When I started blogging it was terrifying for me, I had no idea what to do so I sought you out! I went to your blogs and learned from you, even how to say hello.. honestly!!! Thankfully since then I have found confidence and my own style ... I have you to thank for that,now if only I could do videos!!!  (That's next for sure, I am facing all my fears)
In order to celebrate I had to find something that first would interest you enough to get you to my blog, hahahahaha and second something that most of you use...a cricut cartride!

"Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge"

(if you already have that one)
"A Word Party"

To qualify for an entry you must:
  1. Leave a comment telling me which cartridge you would love to have, also leave your email address so I can contact you when the winner is drawn on April 12, 2012
  2. You are not required to become a follower but it will give you an extra chance to win. Please leave me a comment if you are already a follower saying that you are: it will be counted as an entry.
  3. Press "Like" on my Facebook Fan Page, you can find it on the right side of my blog, it will be the flower with the letter F.

Good Luck and tell your crafty friends!!!!

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