Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Hi everyone,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. The summer is almost here and that also means the end of school for many. Some will even graduate! Here's a card that can be adapted for various occasions, including a graduation.

I think the stars are very representative of someone who graduates, don't you think? To achieve this look, I layered 3 different borders from a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up! The sentiment was also part of a border but I doctored it to look like a banner.

I love these cute rectangular rhinestones but I wish I'd remember to save the packaging because I have no idea where they come from!

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Central park layout

Hi everyone,

At the beginning of the month I showed you a layout of the carroussel of NY Central Park, I had so much fun doing it that I decided to do the whole trip with almost the same layout and to get a photo book printed at paperkiwi. I haven't received it yet but I will show you another double page.

Papers and elements are from Echo Park A Walk in The Park digital collection. Everything was done with Photoshop Elements 8.

Have a nice stampin' weekend !!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

simply, congratulations

Hi everyone,

Ever needed a last-minute card and wished you had something in your stash you could adapt for a special occasion or theme? Here's a trick: look at your left-over stash and find a group of coordinating die-cuts, pattern paper or any other like products and make it your goal to produce as many cards as possible with them. Try to keep those cards as generic as possible and when you're done put them in your stash. Then, when that last-minute request occurs you'll be ready!

That's exactly what this card is all about.

This is a very simple card but it'll work for either a man or a woman or even a teenager! I can see this being adapted for a graduation, retirement, promotion, new home, new car, etc... And by keeping the embellishments sober (no bling, no flower),  it's gender neutral.

The die-cuts are from a retired Stampin' Up! kit I had in my stash. I quite like these little asymmetrical squares. It gives this plain card a little whimsy. Check out what you have in your stash and get to it!

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sparkling cupcake

Hi everyone,

Today, I played with glitter, it's messy but so worth the mess...

Patterned paper is from the Olivia collection from Basic grey, and  the cupcake double sided adhesive sticker is a Dazzle from hot of the press. So easy to use.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hi everyone,

Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone had a good weekend. Well soccer season has started so I thought I'd share another sports card with you. As with my card from last Thursday, the supplies are from Hot Off the Press. 

The front of the card was trimmed by 1-1/4" at the bottom to expose the inside of the card. I love the printed twill ribbon. The soccer ball was not part of the kit; I printed it from my computer and punched it out with a circle punch.

I love when my cards are decorated inside. It adds such a nice  touch.

The metal embellishment was a very bright (almost lime green) flag that didn't quite fit with the card so I altered it with alcohol inks, a Sharpie Poster marker and some brads. I quite like the result.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Hi everyone,

Today i decided to follow the same sketch as for tuesday wedding card. I simply changed the papers and stamp to get a baby boy card.

I just picked the onesie from the same stamp set as for the wedding cake : A slice of life from Stampin' Up!
Patterned papers are from SU! nursery suite. I used my blender and some ink to color the onesie.

As for wedding, stain ribbon is perfect for babies, it is just as soft as their skin.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hi everyone,

Today's card is something I've never done: a sports-oriented theme. I was obviously lacking a stamp set so I turned to my stash of paper, and I found these: 

All the embellishments and papers are part of monthly card kit I used to get in the mail from Hot Off the Press years ago. The engineering behind this card is actually quite brilliant but I wasn't too crazy about the quality of the papers and faded colors. So I matted the embellishments with red CS to make them pop and inked around the edges of the paper to give it depth.

The inside is also embellished with a tag.

I added some Enamel Accents on the file folder tabs to make it look like brads. 

As you can see from this view, the right side of the card was cut about an inch to allow the inside to poke through, just like a file folder.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wedding Cake

Hi everyone,

Today I have a weeding card for you, it is very clean and simple. I really love to use just a little bit of color in those card. The main color is always white or vanilla and then you use whatever color you feel like so easy.

Here's a little close-up of the cake from the level 1 hostess set form the last mini catalog called A Slice of Life. I just added a lilttle coloring with inks and my blender pen.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Playing with Elmer's Silicone Rubber Sealant

Hi everyone,

Quick post for you today.  A few months ago, I bought this Silicone Rubber Sealant by Elmer's at the urge of my friend Angelle (go check her blog here). This stuff allows you to do 3-D embellishments on your card.

First, here's my card using a stamp from Inkadinkado. I love lighthouses; they fascinate me. I stamped it on a piece of Baja Breeze cardstock and added some white with a Prismacolor pencil.

So basically what that silicone allows to do is add curved embellishments on your project.  You start by adding "globs" of this glue underneath your embellishment or fill the inside cavity to the brim kind of like filling a boat with water. The silicone dries hard while retaining its shape. The only drawback is that it takes a least a day to dry. But so worth it!

I also sponged Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight and White ink on the cardstock to give it a bit of shading as well as some Northern Lights embossing powder (source unknown).  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up!

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Play d'oh again!!

Hi everyone,

Remember the mini play d'oh tub I did for Easter, wwell I did them again for a grown-up...

Here's for you Stephanie

I tough the color scheme of the rockabilly papers were just perfect, and since they matched the colors from the tubs I was happy.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

father's day card

Hi everyone,

Soon, it will be time to think about Father's Day cards so I thought I'd show you my first one of the year.

This card was greatly inspired by one of Debbie Olson's who is one of my favorite card maker.

The background is a piece of Not Quite Navy CS from Stampin' Up! on which I stamped a ledger stamp from Tim Holtz. To add more dimension, I clear embossed the "original" stamp on the background which also ties in with the one stamped in Cajun Craze.

The circle arrow is a Tim Holtz Grunge Embossed Element that I stained with Cajun Craze then heat embossed with clear EP. The letters are from a retired alpha stamp set from Stampin' Up!, stamped in Not Quite Navy over More Mustard CS. I've also added a bit of texture to the letter with a Club Stamp stamp. To tie everything in, I added the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Very Vanilla CS.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!