Cool in the Pool

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello from miles in the sky! This is the last of my pre-scheduled posts as my daughter and I are on our way home today! When this post goes live, we'll likely be boarding our plane for our 8-hour trans-Atlantic flight home.   

The sweet little bears-in-the-pool image is from the Gotta Wear Shades stamp set. The happy sun is from that set too. I coloured in the images and then popped them on the mats. The top mat was embossed with a butterfly folder. I used Banner Dies to get the stitched oval at the bottom on my card and used a Keepin' cool in the pool sentiment is also from the Gotta Wear Shades set.

I finished everything off with some yellow twine. Now I'm ready for summer!! I'm excited to be home to get to work in my garden. I've got a month off before the boys are done school so have a long list of chores I've made for myself.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful week!  


Clouds Away

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Greetings from Greenwich, England! My daughter and I are nearing the end of our holiday. As such, this is a pre-scheduled post. 

Here's what I've created for you today...

I used Banner Dies for the large banner small yellow banner that peeks out at the bottom of my card. I stamped the large banner with a cloud background and then cut out the sun. You can use the 
NEW The Sky is the Limit metal dies to do this. I then stamped the sun (from the NEW The Sky is the Limit stamp set) on my card base and coloured it in. The large banner is popped on the front of my card for a bit of dimension.

The wonderful sentiment is also from the NEW The Sky is the Limit stamp set. I finished everything off with a bit of yellow jute string and a button.

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

The Sky is the Limit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Greetings from Salisbury, England! This is a pre-scheduled post as my daughter and I continue on our holiday through France and England. 

Here's what I've created for you.....

The NEW The Sky is the Limit stamp set has images and sentiments. I decided to create a set of cards to hand out to the captains and first officers of our flights to and from Europe in order to thank them for getting us safely to our destinations. (I HATE flying, so am always especially thankful when we land!!) I used Banner Dies for the card mats, and embossed each one with a cloud folder. The little plane is from New Arrival. It's a Cricut image which I imported into my Silhouette software. Once in Silhouette, I added a little "Air Transat" symbol on the planes' tails.

Here's a close up of the fun sentiment. I thought it would be perfect for pilots! Bot the stitched cloud and the sentiment are from the NEW "The Sky is the Limit" set. The coordinating metal dies work with all the stamps in this set too. 


Happy Yeti Birthday

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hello from Bude, Cornwall! This is another pre-scheduled post as my daughter and I are still on holidays. Last month, I created this fun card for a colleague. We are forever joking around about yeti so I couldn't resist creating a yeti card for her special day.

Earlier this year, I saw the Betty the Yeti set over at Lettering Delights and knew it would be perfect for making things for my colleague. I designed the card and then printed it out with an extra yeti and flower for some added dimension. The word YETI was printed using the Silhouette print and cut feature. In fact, I used the print and cut feature for everything except Happy Birthday. 

Once the card was assembled with my sweet yeti popped on the card base, I then used Totally Turtle to add "Happy Birthday" around the word YETI. The original sentiment is Happy Belated Birthday. 

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a fabulous day!


Gr8 Job, Graduate!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hello friends! Bonjour de Paris! I'm here with a pre-scheduled post as my daughter and I are on our highly anticipated trip to Paris and England. We flew out last Thursday and are spending the week in Paris. I've been to Paris a couple of times but it's Erin's first time. I'm so excited to show her all the sites! 

Although my son will be finished high school in June, for some bizarre reason, the school waits until October for the official graduation. Anyway, I'm all set now with the card I've made for him!!

The sweet little graduate is a file from Too Cute By Jessica's Graduation Pals set. Isn't he adorable (just like my son!)? I created the card base by cutting a regular A2 card and then using a Martha Stewart star border punch along the front, right edge. The mats were cut with the top layer embossed with stars.

The yellow "stitched" stars were cut with the fabulous star die in Craftin' Desert Divas' Banner Dies set. I used a few different stamps from the Short and Sweet Tags stamp set. For Woo hoo! and You Rock!, I used my marker to stamp the sentiments on two lines. Otherwise, it was business as usual!

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a wonderful week!  

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