Monday, May 31, 2010

Quickie Mini Monday -- classy wedding style

Quickie Mini Mondays feature a 10 minute-or-less project -- something fast, fun and easy to reproduce and mass produce.

Hi everyone,

Someone asked me for a wedding card and I have to admit that I didn't do too many of those. The only wedding stamp set I own is in French and this card needed to be in English. So instead of concentrating on an image, I decided to let the DSP talk. And because of the intricate designs on the paper, all I needed to add was ribbon and a sentiment for a quick project.

The paper is SU's Presto Specialty DSP from the mini catalogue. The glossy designs on the paper were magically revealed by sponging River Rock and Sahara Sand Classic inks over it. I love the vintage look and I think it's perfect for a wedding card. After I was done with the sponging, I spritzed over the whole paper with my handmade Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint spray. I wish you could see all that glitter -- it really shines but it is so difficult to catch on a photo.

OK, one more project on my to-do list done. A gazillion more to go!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee

Supplies -- all by Stampin' Up! unless noted otherwise:
  • stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • cardstock: River Rock and Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
  • ink: River Rock, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
  • punch: Designer Label
  • ribbon: Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin
  • other: Sponge Daubers, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Piercer, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, rubbing alcohol (non SU)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Sparkly Fun Friday -- It's a Mini Mouse Birthday!

Sparkly Fun Fridays features a sparkly or glittery project using shimmer paints, embossing powders, glitters, rhinestones... anything shiny to welcome the weekend in a fun way!!!

Hi everyone,

Here's a card I made for a customer of mine. This time, the theme was a Minnie-ish 4th birthday card... I don't have a Minnie Mouse stamp, neither did I was to invest in one. So I drew it! Well, traced it is more like it (because of lack of time) and then I colored the image with my Copic markers.

I wanted to add as much glitter as possible without it being too busy, since the paper is way too busy for my taste. I hate how sometimes the pictures don't do justice to the glitter and glossiness but the darker elements on the paper are glossy and Minnie's hat, apron and the icing on the cake are all glittered with Stampin' Up!'s Dazzling Diamonds. Hmmm.... and my purple came out a little black on the photo as well.

The picture below gives you a better idea of the glossy accents on the DSP and is truer to the colors... And to think that the color scheme was dictated by a failed attempt at participating to Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge Combo #2. The colors to be used were purple, blue, light blue, sun yellow, celery green and white. For the life of me, I couldn't work the yellow in there. So, I'll have to make another attempt at it -- just not with this card!

That's it for this Sparkly Fun Friday. Gen and I are off to the Stampin' Girls Convention in Ottawa and I hope to see some of our fellow Demos out there. If you're going, come and say hi!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursday --Cake Pops !!

Sweet Treat Thursdays are all about food -- our other favorite topic -- and features ways to embellish/wrap/present something edible. CAUTION: May be hazardous to your waistline!
Hi everyone,

I have a very simple project to share with you today, I made Cake Pops inspired by the amazing Bakerella and I needed someway to present them for a charity sale. Thanks to my Big Shot, this project could also have been classified under our Quickie Mini Monday, just really in love my simple alphabet ( hein Marie-Pierre ?! ;o)
here's a close-up of the paper part. I chose the color scheme according to the color of the pops, old olive, tempting turquoise and regal rose.
here's a better view of the edible part!! so yummy

I also tried in a flower pot, but I had to many and they kept falling
So I decided to showcase the top of the pops with only a couple of them in a glass that I dressed up for the occasion!!
needless to say that they were a huge hit, they didn't even make it to the vending table!!!

Have a nice stampin' day!!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whatever Challenge Wednesday -- Very first cake

Whatever Challenge Wednesdays features a challenge from the blogosphere, chosen randomly.
Here's our pick for this week:

Hi everyone,
today's is a scrapbook challenge from Get inspired sketch no 18 here's the sketch:

Here's my page, I skipped journaling because I'm going to turn this page in a two-pages layout so i'll keep the journaling for the other page...

It was my baby boy first birthday and also first cake, he enjoyed it almost as much as we did watching him getting dirty!!

the little cupcake is from a punch I brought back from vacations, dsp is retired Rockabilly from Stampin' Up I also used some coorduroy chipboard letters and my big shot with simple alphabet to create the cake letters.

Heve a nice stampin' day


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Two 4 Tuesday -- Purse Mini Album Show&Tell on Video!

Two for Tuesday features 2 projects that are similar in either color, theme, layout or embellishment but... with a different twist!

Hi everyone,

It's Show & Tell day today for Two 4 Tuesday. In this post, I showed a cover of a mini album I was working on and it's finally completed now! I made a tiny card to go along with it.

And rather than showing you the inside of the album with pictures , you can view the video below. If you'd like to watch it directly from YouTube in HD, just click this link!

As promised, you can download the template by clicking on the image below and "Save As" on your computer.

Make lots of purse minis and Have nice stampin' day! CeeCee

Monday, May 24, 2010

Quickie Mini Monday -- Strawberry lemonade birdie.

Quickie Mini Mondays feature a 10 minute-or-less project -- something fast, fun and easy to reproduce and mass produce.
Hi everyone,

For today's quickie card i used this week's sketch from card pattern:

Here my version of, it is really fast to reproduce, just stamp, punch, adhere and tie...

DSP is Stampin' Up! Strawberry Lemonade with pumpkin pie, crushed curry and whisper white. The little bird is from the best wishes and more stamp set.

Have a nice stampin' day


Friday, May 21, 2010

Sparkly Fun Friday -- Sparkly ESS84

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy it's friday, in fact I' m mostly happy because thursday is over, I had a 150 servings corporate cake to do with a quite challenging shape for my fondant, and as much as I love doing this, I never seem to remember how much work it is. Anyhow, I'm really pleased with how it turned out and also glad it's over.

For today's card, I chose to follow a sketch for inspiration and played along with Eat, sleep and stamp sketch challenge 84, I also played along with May challenge on Scrapbook café which was to have flowers in your creation :

And here's my card, Tall tale DSP and some pieces of So tweet chipboard have been my starting point.
WOW, what a difference a little bit of glitter can do on some chipboard, it still amaze me everytime.
Have a nice stampin' day


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursday -- Glazed Flowers Video Tutorial!

Today's Sweet Treat is a video treat! Let me walk you through the steps on how to make a glazed flower using cardstock and Glassy Glaze Enamel (or UTEE).

If you would like to watch directly from YouTube, please click here:

Happy craftin'! CeeCee

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Whatever Challenge Wednesday -- Travel Mini Album Meets 2S4Y

Whatever Challenge Wednesdays features a challenge from the blogosphere, chosen randomly. Here's our pick for this week:

Hi everyone, This week we're playing with 2Sketches4You again, but this time instead of making a card I've decided to make a mini-album for my recent vacation to Florida. Basically, I've used this sketch... inspiration for the cover of my mini.

The mini's base is the new Briefcase On Board Book from Stampin' Up! which I first painted in white. Then I covered every single page with the new Island Oasis DSP, again from SU. It's a work in progress since I've only had time to complete the cover (it's 4:30 a.m. and I must go to sleep).

I used a belt buckle from a retired Hodgepodge Hardware kit and ribbon for the fake strap around the suitcase.

The focal point is stamped with the new Tropical Party stamp set and I've added a water line with my Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad and a sponge dauber.

I'm thinking of adding some type of decoration on the rings and the whole album will have interactive pages with pockets and tags and such. Fun fun! I'll do a show&tell when I'm done the inside pages.

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Two 4 Tuesday -- DIY Scrapbook-in-a-tin

Two for Tuesday features 2 projects that are similar in either color, theme, layout or embellishment but... with a different twist!


Hi everyone,

Meet the first "Do-it-yourself Scrapbook-in-a-tin"kit, baby edition. Here's what it looks like from up close... just like a regular CD case:

But when you open it, it reveals a cute mini-album for your baby's first year!

As you can see, my mini-album is not quite finished since my sweet baby girl is only 7 months old. But the kit includes all the paper, cardstock and embellishments to complete one full year's worth of memories of my baby Sara.

The lid is embossed tone-on-tone with a giraffe for that subtle look.

Sounds like a fun project, right? Well, here at Card à la Carte, we've decided to offer this kit to you, our readers.

This kit, offered as both Baby Girl or Baby Boy editions, includes the following:
  • one embossed CD tin
  • scrapbook spine
  • cardstock
  • patterned paper
  • one sheet of handmade embellishments
Everything you'll need to create one mini-album to preserve those cherished baby memories!
This is a simple Do-It-Yourself project that's fun to do at home or on the go. Bring it with you on your next road trip or scrapbook retreat -- all you need to do is pack it your purse! It's like a cake in a box: all you'll not to add is your adhesive, a paper trimmer and some photos.

Quantities are limited, so order yours now from our Etsy store or click on the links below.
Shipping to Canada and US is included in the price.

To purchase the BABY GIRL edition for 25$ CAD (color scheme is pink, magenta, yellow) just click here

To purchase the BABY BOY edition for 25$ CAD (color scheme is teal, orange, yellow)
just click here

Below, you'll find additional photos.

Card Candy sheet:

Here's an idea of what you can do with this kit:

Have a nice stampin' day! Gen