Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I hope everyone had a great week! I'm sad that I wasn't able to do more Dirty Challenges. How fun was this week? What a talented bunch of ladies! I'm at my in-laws for a week and then we leave for a rented cabin on the St-Lawrence river for a week. Hence, (what a word, right?) my posting will be quite irregular for the next couple of weeks. I'll try to post some of the cards I'll be making at my dear upline's house today!! Anyway, here's the vellum challenge. I didn't have much inspiration going as I was trying to back and organize everything pretty much at the same time. I felt a bit like a druggie, stealing away for minutes at a time to cut, color, glue and such. My hubs would catch me and I'd make up some excuse...'I'll be right there, honey. I've just got to stick this on and I swear I won't do it again...' Sad. ;)
Friday, July 25, 2008
This card had so many mulligans, it's insane. By far the hardest challenge I've ever tried. I've gotten so used to layering like a maniac that going back to basics was really difficult for me. After the fourth try (no, I will not be posting the atrocities I made before this one! LOL) I came up with this bad boy. I love it. Nuff said.
Hey, go check out this ribbon weave card by Michelle! Holy cow, is it ever nice!!! She's as wacko as I am!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I can't tell you how happy I am with the way this card turned out! I'm REALLY bad at water coloring so I took Christine's advice on this challenge and went nice and slow. Not too much water, not too little, and LOOK! I shall walk one foot taller today. LOL! I'm totally loving these challenges. Go check out a few of them at Renée's site. I see Dirty Dozen in her future! Kay, back to packing. Ugh. I'll be back later on this evening to post another one. Slater skaters.
EDIT: here's the link to the WC-ing tips that Christine giave in her challenge:
If you haven't signed up to be a member of the SCS Fan Club already, get on it, man! It's a great source of inspiration and it keeps SplitCoast Stampers alive!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I don't have much time so I'm doing a quick post and dash. This is for the dare to get dirty challenge on SCS. We had to make a card showcasing ribbons. I thought it would be a good idea to say a proper farewell to our beloved In Colors '07. I got the idea from Kristina Werner' MACM on weaving. I'm having one heck of a time with my computer today so I don't even want to attempt a link. I'm SO in need of a new computer. You can get to her site by the link on the left. Slater skaters.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I'm going to try and prepare a few things ahead of time so I have stuff to post while I'm away but there may be a bit of a break while I'm on vacation. I'm sure you guys will live without me!! LOL! I'll be back!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
that showed using inexpensive towel racks to hold our punches! Love it. I need to buy 2 more to hang directly underneath the first two as I've accumulated every punch in the catty and am so looking forward to the Curly Cue one that was sneak peeked on the SU! website in Video Tutorials. I a Punchaholic if you guys haven't noticed already. What else. Oh. I bought these great tables from Ikea for only...wait for it...$39 a piece. Gasp. I can place them so they make a large square and when i have classes at home, I make a long rectangle out of them. My customers love it because there is so much room to work. The best part about my space is that the kids playroom is right in front of me and my husbands Playstation2 as well. We've spent many a relaxing evening in here. It's my paradise. So if any of you find yourselves in Northern Québec (and I do mean waaaay northern...Google Chibougamau and you'll see just HOW far north) and you'd like to stop by for a stamp session or even a wee bit 'o scrappin', you're MORE than welcome! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I have officially lost my mind. This card took more 2 hours to make! Cutting and cutting and cutting. I started sewing with the idea that there would be a nice straight line around the card...then I slipped. So I went a little bit nutso with the sewing. I'm really getting into the sketch challenges on SCS. I find they really improve my card making. I love the new In Colors soooo much. They...are...gorgeous! This card turned out really nice. I'm super proud of it. My friend Marika asked me if the reason I'm blogging everyday is because of the rain. Yes. Yes, Marika. It is. I'M SO SICK OF THE RAIN!!! It's great for papercrafting but not so good for being enclosed in a very small house with two cranky children. They were announcing nice weather today and it's just as grey and overcast as always. Looks like a scrap/stamp/nap day. Would that be a scrnap day...?
Hey, speaking of Marika Lemay, I just purchased her Third Hostess Club Planner! Really, really worth it! She's got everything planned from A-Z! You'd have to contact her to beg her to translate it to English...LOL! Sorry Marika! She a super talented artist and it's worth your time to check out her site. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
We're back to nice crappy weather here in the great north of Québec. I can't tell you how sick of the rain I am. I think I saw Logan's toes starting to web together last night in the bath. Hopefully, when we go down to Trois Pistoles on vacation, it'll be nicer than this! If not...I guess I'll just keep complaining like the little whinger that I am. Ahem. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
riiiight. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I've come to terms with a fact about myself. My name is Brandi and I'm a Layering Addict. Sometimes my cards weigh more than my son. I'll live with my addiction in silence...
We replaced the window in the living room today! It looks fantastic! I can't wait to change the rest of the windows in the house. Anyone out there have an extra 6 grand they're not using? LOL! I had a migraine today so my dear hubs did all the clean-up by himself. What a man, what a man, what a man, what mighty good man. Remember that song, ladies? That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We're going to have a garage sale next weekend so maybe I can start reclaiming some of my space from all this baby stuff we still have. I can hardly believe that Skyer is alomst 15 months old!! Ack. I'll try to keep posting this week but I may be pretty busy prepping for the garage sale. I've GOT to start going to bed waaaay earlier. No more 3 a.m. stamping sessions for big mama. Uhhhh...I'm hungry. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
challenge from Tegan on Swiftly Created
She just started doing challenges on her blog and, as it happens, I just started doing challenges, period. This one took me so far out of my comfort zone that at first, I really didn't like the card. I added a few things and it turns out that I really like it. It's not my first choice of colors but that's what challenges are all about! I encourage you to go check out her blog. Going to the park before the sun decides to take a hike! Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Cindy Major, who totally rules. She's always full of encouragement for me and she has a tonne of talent.
So, I'm going to have a nap this afternoon as I didn't have the greatest nights sleep. My in-laws are still here so I don't feel the least bit guilty about ditching my kids! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I don't even know how many layers this card is (do we count the metal plate?) but I can tell you it's going to cost me more than a regular stamp to mail this bad boy! My mother-in-law was watching me make this card last night and I think she'll have a better appreciation of the cards I send her from now on. LOL! Have a great day, you lovely Chiquita's! Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I've got visitors this week!!! My in-laws are here and, man, am I happy it wasn't us that had to travel. It's so nice when people come up here and spend the week. When the time comes to leave, it's not us that has to pack up and drive home! Wicked nice. Of course, Skyler hasn't been sick for months and as soon as his grandparents arrive, bang. He woke up last night with a temperature of 39 degrees. Poor little buddy. So he's about as entertaining as a kick in the head today. I'll put him down for a nap and hopefully he'll wake up fresh as a daisy.
Here's a card I made for my husbands aunt who recently gave us a bunch of really nice, fluffy, white towels. Can never have enough of those, right? How much do I love heat and stick? A tonne. I never really used the container that I bought a while ago until I saw the video on how to use it on the SU! site. It rules! Now I have to order the chunky sprinkles! I tell ya, SU! sure knows how to keep us spending. So that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I cased this card from my friend, Marika Lemay. I added some color and changed the dimensions but it's pretty much the same sketch. It's a great card to demo because I think I used every punch we have in the catty! LOL! Sell, sell, SELL!
I'm feeling rather blue to day as we had 2 nice days of weather and are now back to overcast and rainy. Is one week of summer too much to ask? So, I'm going to clean the house as my in-laws arrive today. Why do we, daughters-in-law, feel the need to clean every inch of our already clean homes when the MIL is coming? It's not like she brings a white glove and starts inspecting!!! Chill out, Wiggins!!! I love them and am so happy to have visitors come HERE instead of us going elsewhere. Logan is over the moon that Gramama and Grampapa are coming! He loves the attention, for sure!
Gotta run. Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
edit: Hi Cindy and Marika, you wicked awesome stampers! I used classic inks and blender pens to color the flowers.