Thursday, June 30, 2011

B is for happy Birthday

Hi everyone,

I have a very quick project today. It's all about a pattern paper that makes a stand. Sometimes the background is so stunning that you don't really need a lot to decorate the card.

Oh, how I love these monkeys and trains! The format is 3 X 6 tall and the pattern paper is from a Basic Grey paper pad (Oliver).

For the embellishment, I stamped a big B with Versamark on colored CS and heat embossed with clear EP. I typed the sentiment, printed it on my computer, punched it out then stuck it underneath the letter.  I adhered the embellishment with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy new home

Hi everyone,

Today I needed to make a happy new home card. After looking for my "good neighbor" stamp set from Stampin Up! for a least half an hour, I had to come up with a plan B... And there was my 1" square punch to the rescue...

Papers are from the green at haert collection from Basic Grey.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hi everyone,

Today's project was made out of an urgent need. My 3 years old son really has trouble getting asleep, He is not scared, he doesn't scream or comes downstairs, he just stays in his bed and plays with whatever or he sings quietly, whispers to his bunny... the fact is that he just don't fall asleep before he was for 2h in his bed so about at 9h30 or 10h even if he s in bed since 7h30.We have a very constant bedtime routine and we tried lots of different things, staying in the doorway watching, taking all his toys away from his room, putting him into bed only at 9h30-10hish, putting music,  letting him read  and since nothing worked, now we're trying this, a little calendar where he is going to draw by himself a happy face if he fell asleep fast or a sad face if he had more trouble to get asleep with a wonderful prize at the end...

The patterned paper is from 3 bugs in a rug "snips and snails" collection and I used whisper white, not quite navy and baja breeze to complete my project.

I drew the first two night for him and then he's the one doing them...

I'm sure you want to know what's the BIG prize... Well, for those of you who doesn't know already, I'm pregnant with my 3rd child and since William has shown a very big interest since we told him that there was a baby in Mommy's belly, we tought he would really appreciate to come to listen to the heartbeat and see the echography, and for now he his really motivated to show us own Big of a boy he is by learning to fall asleep faster... We'll see if it works...

Have a nice stampin' weekend !!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hi everyone,

Don't be fooled by the header of this post. This card is not a usual size...

It's a mini gift card measuring 3" X 3" .  I love making mini cards. These could be given with a gift or placed next to a cupcake given for a special occasion. How fun would it be to put one of these tiny cards at each place setting for a birthday dinner?!

I couldn't help but decorate this inside with a tiny border strip and star. 

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Burgers anyone ??

Hi everyone,

Today I don't have a card for you but I 'll share our Father's day cakes with you.

Each father had it's very own little burger with a candle to blow While we all shared the big burger within kids and women.

It's a very easy cake to build, I made my favorite chocolate+ banana cake in a 9X13 pan and used it for the meat. My hot milk white cake was cooked in a bowl and then slice in two to make the bread. A little leftover fondant for the cheese, salad and ketchup and voilà.

So yummy !!

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

super quick and easy birthday greeting cards

Hi everyone,

If one would ask me what my favorite card format is, I would answer 3" X 6" tall. And you can get 4 cards out of a piece of 12" X 12" CS. Not bad!

No need for sentiments... the DSP has them in profusion! Most of the supplies I used here comes from a retired Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up!

I like to make my own glitter cardstock and this is what I used here to punch out the scallop circle. I also added a contour of faux-stitches on the present with a white gel pen, as well as a rhinestone.

The other card is using the same layout, but with a different color scheme.

And on this one, I used 2 lines of faux-stitching on the present. Because they are so simple to make, you can quickly produce 8 cards using only 2 sheets of 12X12 CS and 1 sheet of 12X12 DSP. Not a bad deal!

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Ferry.

Hi everyone,

Today I want to share yet another page from my NYC album. The best and cheapest way to see lady liberty in New York is probably to use the ferry to Staten Island. It's FREE and fun.

Digital papers are from echo park little boy collection.

Can you tell how much William loves the boat ride ??

Have a nice stampin' weekend !!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

celebrate tonight, come on!

Hi everyone,

Here's a card for a bunch of celebrations : birthday, graduation, retirement, new career, etc...

I'd like to talk about anchoring here : visually, it's always more eye pleasing to anchor small embellishments to an existing element on your card. Notice how all 3 stars are touching the main sticker as well as the borders. That is called anchoring. 

Another design practice is to draw the eye in a triangular pattern. On this card, the eyes go immediately to the main element because they are drawn to the three stars forming a triangle.


Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dylan's candy bar

Hi everyone,

Here's another digital layout from my NYC album. This one is from Dylan's Candy Bar , a store we found unexpectedly while walking to Times Square. It's Paradise for anyboby with a sweet tooth like me !!!

Digital papers are again from Echo park papers "a walk in the park" collection.

Even the stairs had candies in them...

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

kiwi kiss cupcake

Hi everyone,

Wouldn't it be fun to have a real cupcake with diamonds on it?!  Alright so I have a very fertile imagination. :-)

I made this cupcake by tracing over an empty shape left after I've removed the original die-cut sticker from the backing sheet. You can see how I did this here. Then I cut both shapes and matted them on white CS. Pretty simple.

The DSP had small dots on it so I simply hid them with rhinestones! Because of the color scheme, I wouldn't hesitate to send this to a guy as well.

Have a nice stampin' day !!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

My new photoshop friend

Hi everyone,

in order to get rid of all the post it and miscellenious papers I took notes on while learning photoshop, I made this. My new photoshop friend friend, a place where I can find everything I've learned at once. I used chipboard old SU! paper, simple white sheets and my bind-it-all, I kept the design very basic.

With the round tab punch I made some dividers for even efficiency.

I added crystal effect on all the die cut letters (Wingo Zingo alphabet from sizzix).

For those of you that can't read french: here's my little intro, to make sure I remember my begginings...

Have a nice stampin' day !!!