Thursday, April 30, 2009

And the winner is...

We have just used to determine the winner of our Lollipop Sunshine Card Kit, the number chosen was 16! The 16th person to follow our blog was.....

V Colbourne....Congratulations!!!!

Thank-you to everyone who played along, also note the new collection for May has just gone online! If you don't have yours already, get it quick because they will sell out fast!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CPS Card Sketch 113

This week's CPS Card Sketches has a simple yet fabulously inspiring sketch! This card was created once again from the Sunshine Lollipop Card Kit we will be giving away on our blog tomorrow! So become a follower for your chance in the draw! We will also be giving away these kits during a NSD speical May 3rd!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Challenge #37

Cupcake Craft Challenges has a challenge this week to make a card with 5 embellishments. Here the five I used are a button, flower, frame, rub-on and ribbon! The rub-on was from Stampin Up! Everything else was a part of the Sunshine Lollipop card kit we will be giving away on our blog and for a promotion on National Scrapbooking Day!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Blog Candy!

So here it is, I've been posting sneak peeks via cards made with a kit we will be giving away April 30th and here is the kit in it's entirety! It comes with everything you will need to create some fabulous cards!

The kit (value $21.95) includes:

A 6x6 Sasafrass Lass Paper Pad
A Package of Wooden Buttons and Frames from We R Memory Keepers
One yard of Bo Bunny Almond double dot ribbon
3 envelopes
4 Card Stock bases
3 Chipboard We R Memory Keepers Flowers
4 Prima Pink Obsession Flowers
3 Maya Road Flower Gems
Video and Newsletter instruction!

To qualify for the draw, simply become a Follower on our blog by April 30th.

We will Also be giving these kits away with a qualified purchase, on National Scrapbooking Day May 3, check back for details!

Friday, April 24, 2009

365 Card Recipe

365 has a challenge today to follow a card recipe, I have to say it was kind of tough because I love to layer pp, but I came up with a design that I liked.

Here is the recipe:

5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers

For the 4x4 paper I scalloped and inked the edges then folded it 1/3 of the way to show the pp on the other side. Again everything for this card (accept the chit chat thickers) came from Created With Paper's new release The Abby Road Collection going online in less that a week!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Enviro Callenge and Mojo Monday!

Okay so I've already completed a card today, but how could I not do the 365 Challenge as well, considering it combines my two passions. I spent 10 years as an environmental educator and program co-coordinator for EcoSuperior, a non-profit environmental organization. So when the challenge at 365 was to encorporate recycled elements into a card I couldn't let the opportunity pass me by!

Here my recycled elements are blue pop tabs held in place by a brad with ribbon tied on the opening. All of the other materials for this card came from next month's Abby Road Collection that will come out in one week!

Then there is also this fun sketch site called Mojo Monday that I was just introduced too and I loved the sketch so much I just had to play along! I also created this card from our kit that will come out May 1st - The Abby Road Collection, great Bo Bunny products and so many fun elements to work with.

Also a reminder to all our readers, we just added a followers feature to our blog and we will be drawing from our followers on April 30th to win a card kit Valued at $21.95!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Top 10 Blogger Award

I received this award today from Tammy my great friend, designer, and team mate. She also happens to be in my top 10 Favourite blogs, her work is unique, innovated, detailed and simply amazing! Here are my other favourites:

Bakerella who has the sweetest blog you've ever scene...guaranteed!

Rosemary Bida "a stamp in thyme" who is also a great friend and talent designer who I'm so happy to have offer amazing video tutorials for our kits each month!

Lori B, "about a love of mine", who subscribes to our monthly kits and has such a free and honest approach to scrapbooking. I always look forward to seeing what she puts together from our colllecitons.

Shannon, "scrapishments", who creates pages like nothing I've ever scene anywhere else, she has a loyal following of customers that she designs specific layouts for. Truly talented!

Carla aka "Moralia Blogger", who is a wonderful Canadian papercrafter and photographer, and has been published more than anyone I know!

Kristina Werner who inspired me to offer you tube videos for our kits, she works at Stampin Up! and is a graphic artist by trade. It shows in her work, she's very inspirational!

Tari Lightwood, my sister in law, who is a first time mom to twins and some how manages to weekly post videos and write ups on the girls development. Just a few months in, and she's already an amazing mom!

Celeste Smith from "my life in lowercase", who I found through October Afternoon, a faboulous new company who's products we will soon carry, she has fantastic project ideas, and I really like her earth friendly style.

Kristen Swain, "Blankety Blank Blank", she is my favourite BoBunny design team member, she also designs for many other great sites and companies. I love her work.

The rules for the award:
The winner may put the logo onto their blog.
Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
Nominate 10 blogs.
Put links to their blogs.
Leave a message for the nominees.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Trio Card

365 has a fun challenge today to do a Trio Card Created with a circle, blossom and brad. This card was created with our card kit that will be released May 3, it has a value of $21.95 and we are giving one away FREE to one of our Fabulous Followers. So sign up to follow our blog today for YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! (draw will take place April 30th) We will also be giving these kits away on National Scrapbooking Day, so stay tuned for details!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Win a Free Card Kit!

Here is my take of this week's Cupcake Craft Challenges Card Sketch! This card is also a sneak peek of a special promotion we are doing for National Scrapbooking Day May 3. We will be giving away card kits valued at $21.95. Check back in two weeks when we launch our May Collection and this special promotion for more details. In the meantime we will be drawing from within our BLOG FOLLOWERS for one of these kits, so be sure to sign up to follow our blog today for you chance to WIN! Draw will take place April 30.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crazy for thickers!

This card was inspired by this week's 2sku! I've spent the past two days ogling over the American Crafts thickers trying to decide which fonts and which colours to bring in, and after getting my order submitted I decided I just had to work with the Fawnd of You collection and the chestnut chit chat's we already have in stock. I can't wait to get these great products online, they have some fantastic new sets and we're also bringing in some of the old favourites!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Journalling layout

I had some girlfriend's over on the weekend for a crop, and although not super productive, very fun. I did manage to get this journaling layout done. We just (at 3 years old) took soothers away from our little girl and I think it was more traumatic for me then her...because she's not my baby anymore. Anyway here is what I created with this month's Fawnd of You collection and the most awesome chit chat thickers from American Crafts! Yes after numerous layouts and cards, I finally ran out of letters from the kit.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

This week's 2s4u!

Here is another card created from Created With Paper's Fawnd of You Collection. This was inspired by this week's 2s4u. I must say I'm loving the font of the letters that came in this kit, they're so adaptable, I have cut letters I need out of the letters I don't seem to use, like this u is actually half of an upside down m! Don't be shy to trim these stickers down to the letter you need.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

CPS Card Sketch 110

Well this was a simple and fun card that would be great for any occasion, with a simple 4U message on the front. This card was created from the Fawnd of You Collection and the newest pink swirl pearls from Prima!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Card Pattern's Sketch #9

Created With Paper is sponsoring Card Pattern's this week, a terrific sketch site with very talented designers. We are giving away the WhiteOut Explore Collection, so I thought it would be nice to make a card with materials from that same line. This is my take on CP's Sketch Number 9! Our designer Tammy has created a wonderful card based on this week's sketch with the current Fawnd of You Collection which can be purchased online now!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fawnd of You Layout!

This was a fun layout to create, I wanted to point out a really fun part of this kit and that is the paper trims that come on the bottoms of the designer cardstock. I folded up one of the strips and stapled x's in a couple of places and I really love the added dimension it gave my project.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009