Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monstah Bash

I just love these little monstah's I bought from Stamping Bella. So cute for a little boy's b-day, I made this for my friend's son Jack. Basic grey lime rickey paper and prismacolor pencils for coloring.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

And now for something completely different.......

I made a little matching set of baby items for the office manager at hubby's work. A bib, burp pad, and change pad backed with terry cloth, and then a blanket backed with Minky Chenille. She knows it's a boy, so now we just have to wait a little longer to meet him! The top photo is a close up of the chenille, it is so soft and cuddly, perfect for a new baby!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Funky Clothesline

This card is for the office manager at my hubby's work. I just love this stamp, it's called Funky Clothesline, bought it at Stamping Bella.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sunday Sketchers

I used this cute lovebeetle Huggabugg by Christy Croll for the Sweet Sunday Sketch. Lots of glossy accents on the hearts and the headlight to make them pop. And of course stickles on the wings, and prismacolor pencils to color the image. This is the SSSC52.

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I made this card for my daughter's 5th birthday, coming up on the 27th. I used a cupcake image from Sunshine designs and a sketch from the Taylored Expressions blog. Such a versatile sketch this week!

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Online Crop

Scraptivity is having an online crop this weekend, starting on Friday, January 22nd. In the tell section of the forum, there is an area set up for the Online Crop, and the challenges will be posted in that section. You do not have to be a kit subscriber to participate, and all participants will be eligible for prizes! What a great way to use up some supplies, before all the new products from CHA is on the shelves to tempt us!!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Taylored Expressions challenge

Then I found another blog that also does card sketches. So I thought I'd play along with this one as well. I found it at the Taylored Expressions Blog . I used a stamp by Sunshine Designs and the paper is from My Mind's Eye.

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Sunday Sketchers challenge

I just stumbled across a website that provides a card sketch every Sunday. So, this is the sketch for January 10th from The Sweetest Thing- Sunday Sketches . I used all Stamping Up! product for this one, and stamped each turtle a second time and cut out their shells, then added foam tape underneath. The turtle is from the new stamp set called Fox Friends.

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Betty the Bookworm

Here's a little card I made just for fun. I bought her because she reminds me of Claire, with the glasses and always with her nose in a book! She's a Stamping Bella stamp, and I used prismacolor pencils to color her.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Love Bandit Valentine Card

Here is a little Valentine card I'm thinking of doing for my upcoming class. I think that little squirrel is too cute, and I love the tree. All product is Stampin Up! and the die-cut is Spellbinders.

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A night at the Juno's

I'm finally scrapbooking our picture and ticket from when we went to the Juno awards, almost 4 years ago! I can't believe the ticket actually lasted and didn't get thrown away! Anyhow, I used some new paper from the Be Loved collection by My Mind's Eye, and I love those alpha stickers by American Crafts. Another designer named Karen Thind provided the sketch for this layout, it will be posted on Scraptivity on Jan. 15th.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

New location and Big Sale at the Carousel!

Carousel Rubber Stamps has moved to 380 Pleasant St, (between Pilots pub and A & W) and will be opening January 12th. Dejah is having a celebration sale which means awesome savings for you!
40% off Christmas stamps
30% off all other stamps and kits
20% off accessories
10% off paper

This sale will last until January 17th!

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Appley Huggabug

Here is a recent stamp I ordered from Stamping Bella, her name is Appley Huggubug. I colored her in with prismacolor pencils, used glossy accents to make the apples shiny and stickles for her wings. The patterned paper is new from October Afternoon, their Farm Fresh line and I thought the colors and fruit would match perfectly with this stamp. Have a good day!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Gift box

A little gift box I made from some leftover paper from the Teresa Collins paper. The stamps in the background are the 7 Gypsies Venice stamps that are part of the kit this month, the ribbon was wrapped around a pair of jammies my mother in law gave me for Christmas!! What can I say, I like to recycle.

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Another layout I made today with the January kit. The stamps are perfect for our photos from Venice.

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Inspiration board

The Scraptivity
kit this month featured a piece of corkboard that I decorated into my inspiration board. In the vellum envelope, I wrote a list of projects that I want to accomplish in 2010. This includes sewing, knitting and paper crafts! We'll see how much I get done by next January!

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7 Gypsies stamps

Also featured in the kit this month are some beautiful stamps by 7 Gypsies, the Venice line. I've used some patterned paper by Teresa Collins, stamped in the bottom left corner with one of the venice stamps, then used 2 more for the main images. I covered the glass lamp with Rangers Glossy Accents to make it appear like glass.

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Based on Stephanie's sketch

This is Claire's entire class, and her 3 teachers. This layout is based on the kit sketch provided by Stephanie this month. All product is the Report Card line by October Afternoon, and the white cardstock is Bazzill.

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Claire's grade 2 photo

Here is Claire's grade 2 photo! So cute! In this layout, I used almost all October Afternoon, except the half clock which is from the Teresa Collins line. Title is Sassafras.

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January Kit Reveal at Scraptivity!

The Report Card line by October afternoon, and the Documented line by Teresa Collins are the features in this months kit. In this layout, I've used the Documented line, some Sassafras chipboard alphas, of Steve and I having some delicious pasta beside the Grand Canal in Venice last summer.

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