Friday, 23 September 2011

To Die For....

I must admit, I'm a bit of a die-cuts junkie.  So this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge, "Dies to Die for" is right up my alley.  I seem to be more of a die cut's collector junkie I seem to have way more dies than I have actually used.  I buy them from garage sales and scrapbook store clearance sales with all these brilliant ideas racing through my head as I stand at the cashier....until they take up residence in my scrap room die cut cubbies waiting for their day in the spotlight.  What a great challenge to get my dies dusted off and showing off.   I'm currently at the airport enroute to our family vacay so not too much time to chat right now.  Here are a few projects I've been busy with that I'd like share before I leave.  Thanks for dropping by!

This card is a thank you card using Spellbinders nested scalloped circles and Martha Stewart's PATP punch.  The stamps are Fancy Pants and Inkadinkado.

This birthday card uses a Fiskars border punch and a Sissix butterfly die.  I accidentally cut the butterfly's wing tip off on one of the wings so I improvised by trimming both wings similarly.  The stamps are from Hero Arts.

This one is one of my favourites.  The punch used was a Martha Stewart PATP.  The small butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and the bigger butterfly is a Cuttlebug die.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Yes...another one! ;)

This last SSS challenge really has my creative juices flowing.  Its certainly got me up and scrapping layouts for older pictures I've been meaning to scrap for a while but couldn't find the motivation.  Thank you Simon Says Stamp!  This layout was inspired by the movie: Monsters Inc.  The papers are from Chatterbox.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Inspired by: Pirates of the Carribbean

Hey I'm back!  Can't get enough of this Simon Says Stamp Challenge! This time it's a movie that has me inspired.  The pictures were taken while we were on vacation, driving the Pacific Coast Highway in California on a stop in Long Beach.  It happened to be pirate week.   The stickers are from Jolee's Boutique.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Inspired by Tom Petty: Free Fallin'

For this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge I have another creation that fits the bill.   I think the layout is pretty self explanatory.  I assure you no babies were harmed in the making of this photograph.
 :).  This layout was made of mostly scrap paper from my scrap paper bin.  The scalloped cardstock is Bazzill, the butterfly stamps are Autumn Leaves, the title letters are Sizzix, "Playground" and the label maker is Dymo.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Inspired by Train: Marry Me

 So the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is inspiration from a song or movie.  Here is a card I made inspired by the song, "Marry Me" by Train.  It started from a Becky Fleck Page Map and then did a 180.  It ended up looking nothing like the the original sketch but I'm so proud of it.  It was so fun to make.  The silhouette couple was cut from a Lifestyle Sillouette design.  It's just so cute!  The frame stamp is from Fancy Pants and the embossing folder was Provocraft.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

It's been a while...Update to a Challenge

It's been an AMAZING...and I mean AMAZING summer for me.  My husband and I have been on parental leave together since July 1st and have been enjoying every minute of it.  Everyone said we'd get sick of eachother but quite the contrary...he's awesome!  I always knew that (that's why I married him) but there's something to be said about spending many a waking (and sleeping) moment with someone and not want to rip their head off (that goes for my 3 wonderful children too!).  Many a day trip to Marineland, Canada's Wonderland, Center Island and the beach was had as well as a week trip to New York and New Jersey and a 2 week trip out to Alberta to visit friends in Calgary and Edmonton.  We drove to see so many AMAZING things between these 2 cities as well.  Alberta is gorgeous!  Those mountains are incredible.  I could easily be coerced into moving there!  One more big trip left before reality hits hard and back to work I go.  A Disney Cruise is in our very near future and I am sooooo looking forward to that!  Until then, here is a card to submit for the latest Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  It's got more than one fold so it should qualify.  I recently made this for a friend of mine.