Thursday, March 29, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cupcake

Sorry for my absence from blogland the past week or so.  I seem to be suffering from a loss of mojo, combined with a few back to back illnesses.  All I know is that I am ready for summer!  Right now we are enjoying spring break.  Tomorrow I'm taking the kids to Marble Slab, so they will be happy :)  I'd love to hear what you all do when your mojo goes missing!


Since I haven't missed a single weekly sketch from MFT yet this year, I couldn't let the lack of motivation and mojo break my streak.  I did find the sketch hard though... my brain doesn't do 'crooked', lol...


As soon as I saw this '3 Bugs' paper, I knew I had to have it, just so that I could use her with this adorable 'Hello, Cupcake' MFT stamp.  And this ribbon, doesn't it match the ribbing on the cupcake wrapper perfectly?  A match made in heaven :)


Today I got to sleep in, what a nice treat!  The kids are running to our local rec centre for a work out this morning and then running home.  Literally running, not a figure of speech.  I love not having to chauffeur for once!  Maybe while they are out, I can get in some crafty time.

On a side note, there is a DT call running at Paper Sundaes right now, so if you are interested in joining us, please check out the post here and drop us an email!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Stamp Something

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old when...

 You sing along with the elevator music. (Uh oh, I do this!)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just For You



As soon as I saw this week's MFT sketch, I knew I had to play along; it is just my style!  Lots of layers, straight panels (unlike my crooked sewing lol...).  I hadn't used this 'Because You're Special' MFT Pure Innocence in forever, and she was bringing me happy thoughts of spring, so I just had to ink her up!


I've mixed and matched a bit, using the sentiment from MFT's 'Fresh From the Oven', and a rolled rose from their mid sized rolled rose Die-namics, finished off with a brad in the middle.  The papers are My Mind's Eye 'Miss Caroline'.

Copic Colours:
Skin - E000, 00, 21, 11, BV000
Hair - E30, 31, 34, 35
Dress, shoes - BG53, 45, 49
Jacket - BG45, 07, B34 over top for toner
Grass - YG91, 93
misc. - E81, YG95, R32, YG2, YG23, BG000, 0000

I've used my colourless blender to add a bit of texture to the grassy ground.  I thought it turned out okay in the end.  I'm just glad that the food poisoning seems to be just about over, so that I felt good enough to play today!

Challenges:
Die-ing for a Challenge - Anything Goes (C3)
Totally Papercrafts - favorite things (Pure Innocence stamps, die cuts, layers)

Thanks so much for stopping by, your visits and comments are truly appreciated!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're old if...

Your joints are more accurate than the National Weather Service.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Whee!


Sorry for the quiet blog!  We just got back the night before last from a 4 day trip to Calgary for my daughter's provincials!  It went really well, with 3 new A times, and several more personal bests.  Unfortunately I must have caught a touch of food poisoning on the trip home, so it hasn't been a fun 24 hours!


My card today is for the current MFT sketch challenge.  Luckily I coloured the panels on Wednesday before we left town, because otherwise I think it wouldn't have gotten finished!  As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use this MFT 'Start the Day With Whee' stamp.  I ended up having to cut the panels a bit tighter than I'd like just so I could keep this card at a reasonable size though... as it is, it's 7.25 x 5, not exactly small!  :)

Challenges:
Stamp and Create - Paper Piecing

Now I am off to get this scheduled and then get to bed... after no sleep last night, it's going to be hard to get up in the morning, and the kids tend not to like it when mom forgets to pick them up from morning practice :p

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You pronounce the last letter of the alphabet "zed" instead of "zee."

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Christmas in the Air


This week at Paper Sundaes, our challenge is your choice of either the colour green, or the theme of Good Luck.  I don't often make Good Luck cards, so I decided to go with just the green, and get back on track with my resolution.


Well, I definitely haven't been keeping up with my pledge to get ahead on my Christmas cards this year... I believe this is only number three so far.  It's hard to get in the mood for Christmas in March!  I absolutely love this MFT Pure Innocence Christmas Caroler though, and decided to cross one more card off my list :) See Santa, I really am good, once in a while :)

The layout is from this week's MFT sketch, I have managed to play along with every sketch so far this year!  Yay, me :)


Challenges:
Dies To Die For - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Now I am off to take some advil, since I seem to be developing another migraine and can hardly see the monitor to type this, no joke.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you can come join us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs,
     Christine


You know you're Canadian if...

 You were mad at the CBC when "The Beachcombers" were taken off the air.
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