Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Sneaky Peeks!!

Well, does anyone have any guesses as to what the last snippets were? Aren't we a bunch of meanies, teasing you this way?

Here are a couple more itty bits of something for you to ponder over.

We are all working on creations to show you beginning on Friday,(hey, that's the day after tomorrow!!) right until Monday the 5th., which is Kraftin' Kimmie's release day. (Did I tell you she's my daughter? Not bragging or anything!! Ha Ha!!) That's why I am not finding time to make and post any new cards at the moment. Well, none that I can show you anyway!! This is torture for me to make cards and not be able to show them off right away.

Well, not too long now. Kimmie must be so excited she can hardly stand it because I know how excited I am and I'm just a very small part of this wonderful new venture of hers!!

Have a wonderful day,

Monday, September 28, 2009

First Kimmie Teaser!

Well, hi to all you stampin' and craftin' people out there. I said I'd be back sometime soon with a snippet or two of what's in store from Kraftin' Kimmie's new company next Monday. We Krafty Girls have all been working on some things to show you starting next Friday, the day the countdown starts, so I have a couple of little hints to show you.

Can you figure out what they are? How about some guesses? I don't think I'd have a clue if I didn't know, but happily for me, I do!! Ha! Ha!

Now you just have to wait a few more days. I'm so excited I think I'm gonna bust!!

Back with some more peeks later,

Blessings to you all,


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Well, it's a dull and miserable day here in Southwestern Ontario, but it gave me an excuse to stay indoors and make a card to post. I haven't been on here for several days as it's been a very busy week. Our new baby granddaughter arrived last week and she is so beautiful! No, she really is!!

Also, I am working on some 'stuff' for my dear daughter Kimmie's opening of her new business on October 5th. I'm so excited, I can't wait. If you check back on here later this week, you might just find a snippet or two that will show you a little bit of the great things Kim is going to have for you on the 5th.

Now, to the card. I used Jolie's Friend by Stampin' Up. I love this image and I wanted to use it again while it's still kind of almost still summer. Before long, we'll be stamping snowmen and snowflakes and while I love doing that, I would rather it stayed summer all year. Anyway, I used matching patterned papers by Daisy D. I embossed a piece of Pale Plum cardstock with my Paisley EF. I coloured Jolie in using my trusty S.U. Markers, sponged around the image with Pale Plum, matted her on Sage Shadow. The card base is Sage Shadow, under Pale Plum. I used my smallest pinking nesties to set the sentiment on. I love using the small Nesties to frame some of the shorter sentiments. The Hello... is from my Happy Hedgehogs set by Stampin' Up. I finished up with some Sage GG Ribbon and some Dew Drops in the corner.

That's it, hope you all have a blessed Sunday.


Friday, September 18, 2009


I have had this image on my desk for a long time and I just love it, but was too lazy to do all that colouring. Well, I finally gave in, especially as I have a friend that it will be perfect for. No, they aren't smelly, they just love animals and live out in the country in the most perfect spot you could ever want to be.

Anyway, as you can see, Tink is causing a bit of squishing up at the other end of the log, but seems to be totally unaware.

I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx and coloured with my trusty S.U. markers. I'd love to get into the Copics, but I think they are way out of my budget. I used Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel, added a High Hopes sentiment to go with the High Hopes image, added a couple of flowers and that's it.

Now I also have some very exciting news to tell you. My darling daughter Kim Reid of Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner is starting her own business, with her very own line of stamps!! I'm thrilled to be on her design team of Krafty Girls with some other fantastic stampers! It's so exciting to be helping her to make her dream come true! Hop on over to her blog and congratulate Kimmie!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Heidi and Madison

Well, it's been a very busy week, some of it not a good kind of busy unfortunately, but today has been an uneventful Sunday. We went to church and then watched our son finish the Terry Fox Run, it was a beautiful sunny day for it, so that was nice.

Okay, I finally found some time to make a card. I have been making a few sympathy cards lately, so I wanted to make a nice cheery one this time. I used Heidi and Madison by High Hopes. This image was created by Crissy Armstrong and all her images are my very favourites. I picked out a couple of matching papers that I love the colours in and went with those. I used my square nesties for the main image and used Sage Shadow (which I rarely use) for the base and Regal Rose for the scalloped square, also some Certainly Celery to mat the other rectangle. I added some GG ribbon and a couple of hydrangea Primas with pink half pearls in the centres.

Oh, and I also did some stitching around the edges.

Hope you have a blessed day


Monday, September 7, 2009

Silver Sympathy

Well, Happy Labour Day everyone, hope you are all having a great day. The weather here is nice and warm in South West Ontario and my hubby and son have gone off golfing, which leaves me with some 'me' time.

This is not my favourite kind of card to make, but I think most of us feel that way. Still, we hope to bless the people we send them to, in some small way.

I had to change plans on this card as I was going to use an embossing folder on the white cardstock behind the main image, but once again I forgot that the folders are not big enough to use on a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card. That's why I decided to put the butterflies on instead. It's not quite the look I was planning for, but I quite like it. I used Stampin' Up's Lovely As A Tree and the butterfly was one from my collection of Magnolia stamps.

Well, this is my second post on my new blog and the first one I've done without my daughter here to instruct me, so I hope I'm doing it right!!

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