Monthly Archives: April 2011

April Team Meeting

April Team Meeting

This month’s Canadian’s Ink Team Meeting was a blast!  It’s Caroline LeBel’s 9th Stampin Up anniversary so there was lots to celebrate!  There were demonstrations, cupcakes, cookies and cards!  What could be better?

Here’s the anniversary card I made for Caroline.  I did some embossing for the first time on my own.  It turned out okay but I did learn what detail embossing powder is and what it’s for!  🙂  The stamps came from one of the Sale-a-bration sets!

We made a few really cute cards during our meeting and I’m so glad I just happened to place an order the day before which happens to give me all the punches I need to make the bird and flower cards!!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

With Easter weekend comes free time for posting!!

I haven’t had a whole lot of time for card making because I’ve been concentrating on cross-stitching lately but I did have a crafting weekend with my cousin, Sheree, when she was up for the Creativ craft show!  Below are the cards that she showed me how to make.  We took out the Build a Blossom stamp set and punch.  So exciting!  She also showed me how to heat emboss for the first time.  I can see many uses for that in my card making future!  Well, here they are.  Tell me what you think!

And then at the craft show, we went to a number of sessions that showed us how to make a few paper crafts!  The one in the top is actually a 3-D picture frame!  Very elaborate!  The other two are cute cards that the nice people at Scrapbook & Cards today showed us how to make!  The envelopes are adorable too!  As well as the card classes, I also did a lot of shopping.  Figures!  How can you turn down a die cutting machine for half price!?

Bowser

Bowser

I’ve mentioned it before that I’m currently working on a couple cross-stitch squares that will be made into quilts to be auctioned off for charity, one for children’s hospitals and one for Japan relief.  Attached is my progress on one of my squares!  At some point, Mario will make an appearance as well but for now it’s just Bowser!  If you don’t know who Bowser is, don’t worry.  That just means you’re not a geek!  🙂

Quilting!

Quilting!

So…I seem to have started a new hobby!  My supposed cheap new course has turned into a monster and a supply list and $200 later, here we go!  Hopefully I’ll be able to finish what I’ve started.  Take a look at the colours I’m putting into my quilt.  Hope you like it.  I know the patterns are very colourful and bright but the room is pretty plain so I’m compensating!

Soon…

Soon…

I have been away far too long and I have cards to display!  These are ones that I made in class a couple weeks ago now.  I’m not sure why it took me so long to get them posted!  We made 10 cards in class but I’ve only posted 9 of them here as the final one is for Mother’s Day and in the off chance that my mom will look at the site in the next month, I thought I should keep it off here and not ruin the surprise.

I hope to get lots and lots of stamping/crafting done this weekend.  It’s been a week and a half since I’ve had a chance to do any sort of crafting and I’m going into serious withdrawal.  When I do get a minute, I’ve been cross-stitching two squares that will be made into part of two quilts.  The first patch is an image of Bowser and Mario and will be made into a quilt auctioned off for the Child’s Play (Penny Arcade) charity.  The second patch will be for a Pokemon quilt that will be sold on eBay and all the proceeds will be given to Red Cross for Japan relief!  We are all busy bees trying to get those done.  If you’re interested, check out Sprite Stitch (www.spritestitch.com) for details and other fun video game related crafts!!

Hope you like the cards!!