Monday, January 27, 2014

Red envelopes ...

In November, I made 2 red envelopes as mom was attending a wedding in California.  She also asked me to make a birthday and wedding card ... thankfully, I had some already made :) 

Here are the red envelopes I made ... yeah, that's me holding it while I take the picture.  What!?  I didn't have a chance to take a picture, so I took a couple right before I met mom for lunch :)

There not the greatest pictures ... best I could do in the metro with my phone :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quick card share ...

Here's a card I made for hubbie's birthday ... I never took the time to post this, so I thought I'd just do a quick post and share it.  I used the "Sun Ray" die from My Favorite Things and die cut it 3 times.  Initially, I had pattern paper for the 2 lighter shades of blue ... but I found it was too busy.  Hubbie and I are simple folk, so we like simple things :)  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's stamp set "Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday", and the little heart is from the "Like your Style" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

When I was putting it together, it reminded me of that toy where you insert in the different shapes ... as you can see ... success :)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Boxes ...

Here are some boxes I made for Christmas.  I usually make a box for Mei Mei and Stephane and my "parents".  I put parents in quotes since my mom usually doesn't get any ... someone doesn't share ;)  So, this year, I decided to make one for her as well.  I guess I was on a roll ... I made 4 boxes :)

I didn't like the ribbon I had, so I figure I would make a belly band to hold the box closed.  I found the belly band looked kind of plain, so I embossed it with the same pattern in 3 of the boxes.

I realized that what I did not like was that the belly band was a bit too wide, so I reduced it by 1/4" and left it plain on the last box.  I think it looks much better ... gives a bit more contrast.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ketto birthday card ...

Here's a birthday card I had made for my neighbor's daughter ... never got around to posting it.  It's a bit different for the usual cards.  I still love my Ketto stamps :)

 Here's a close up of Calliope Ketto ...

I was looking at my Ketto stamps as I was writing this post ... I thought ... hmmm, I should make a bunch of cards using the different Ketto stamps as I didn't think I used most of them yet ... wrong!  I actually used quite a few of them ... there's only 3!  I must admit I heard hubbie in my head asking me if I used all the stamps ... my usual answer is ... too many stamps not enough time ... work just gets in the way of my hobby :)

However, it would still be a nice project to make a bunch of cards with just these Ketto stamps ... going to add that to my to-do list!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's 2014 ...

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Just a quick note to wish everyone all the best!!  Wishing you health, happiness, and all that good stuff ... which of course includes lots of crafting time or time for things you enjoy if you're not a crafter :) 

I just can't believe it's 2014!!  It's crazy how quickly time goes ... well, I guess all the more reason to enjoy what you are doing or should I say do what you enjoy ... you know what I mean!

I'm looking out the window, and it looks nice and sunny this morning ... this is of course misleading as the outside temperture reads -17 C!  A good day to stay inside and do some crafts :)  I hope whatever you do today, you are having fun and keeping warm!  Enjoy your day!!