Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy 14th Birthday Amy!

Amy turned 14 on May 21 and today we are celebrating her birthday with a Karaoke Family BBQ. Tomorrow we are celebrating her birthday with 40 of her friends in Karaoke style.

Not only is the birthday theme Karaoke, but it is also florescent colours. Amy has always loved all her colours, but she has fallen in love with the 80's florescent colours that seem to be back in style.

That is why my card for her is so BRIGHT!

I used American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6 x 6 paper pad with Bazzill Black & Grape Slush cardstock, Stampin' Up Bright Teal cardstock from an old line and Staples Bright Cardstock. None of my CTMH, Stampin' Up or Bazzill cardstock came close to being bright enough, so I used my Staples Computer paper that I general use for posters around the store.

To embellish the card, I used Neon Green Flower Soft and Key Lime & Daffodil Liquid Pearls. I also used EK Success' circle punch, small & medium star punches; star circles & standard circles nestabilities; Spellbinder's M-Bossabilities Music and I even pulled out my old Marvy Corrugator (it's hard to tell in the photo).

The main image on the front of the card is Kraftin' Kimmie's "The Partridge Family". It was the perfect stamp for this card because it represents Trevor, TJ & I singing to Amy. I also used CTMH's Wild Thing, Party Pennants and Live out Loud - July Stamp of the Month stamp sets.

Copic Markers used: Yellow - FY1; Green - FYG2 & FYG1; Lime Yellow - FYG1; Teal - FBG2; Orange - FYR1; Pink - RV06 and Purple - V06.

I hope to post Amy's Birthday Invite along with some of her party favours by Tuesday.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Amy's Grade 8 Grad Photo Layout

My daughter, Amy, is graduating from Grade 8 this June. Her graduation photos are absolutely beautiful and I designed this layout to showcase her grad photos in the store.

I limit the photos of my children out on the world wide web, so if you want to see the layout with the photos, you will have to come into the store.

I used Reminisce Graduation Carpe Diem, I Made It & Senior Year two-sided patterned papers with Best Creations Black Glitter cardstock & Bazzill Black & Gray Prismatic cardstock.

To embellish this layout, I used Prima Marketing Black Rhinestone Scrolls, Karen Foster Baroque Black 4 inch Page Pin Ups, Stampin' Up Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, We R Memory Keepers Black Magic Glitter Floss with Bazzill Border Stitchz Template, Around the Block Tape Writer & Black Tape, Labels Four & Standard Circles Nestabilities & Base Camp Cricut Cartridge.

I am playing along with the DAT'S Designing Divas 3rd Challenge, Graduation or Congratulations Theme.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy 89th Birthday Grandpa!

Today is my grandpa's 89th Birthday. Due to his Cataract operation on his second eye today, we celebrated it yesterday.

We took him & my grandma to the Therapeutic Riding Association's Pancake breakfast out in Murillo, we went to Vanderwees to pick out our Cherry Tomato plants, visited my Auntie Pat, ordered Chinese for supper and then played shuffle board.

We have to go back to get our tomato plants because they weren't quite ready yet. My grandpa and I have a friendly competition going on with who can grow the best cherry tomatoes. Two summers ago, I won. Last summer, we won. This is our tie-breaking year. His cherry tomato plant is his birthday gift from my brother and I.

Anyways, one of the best days that I have ever had with my grandpa was mushroom picking on my brother's property one Thanksgiving weekend. The mushrooms were a plenty and my grandpa was like a kid in a candy shop. 

So, when Kraftin' Kimmie came out with this stamp set, I knew I had to make my grandpa's birthday card with it.

Due to the flu, I didn't get my card done in time to be posted with the DAT'S Designing Divas 2nd Card Challenge - Masculine Theme. So, I decided to post it on my grandpa's birthday instead.

I used patterned papers from My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side - One 6 x 6 paper pad with Bazzill Suede Brown Dark cardstock.

To embellish the card, I used Maya Road Wooden Buttons, Stampin' Up Old Olive 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon and embroidery floss from my stash. I also used Spellbinder's Wavy Rectangles Nestability and EK Success' Ric Rac Border Punch.

I used Kraftin' Kimmie's Willow stamp set & CTMH's Happy Birthday stamp set with CTMH black ink.

Copic Markers used: Skin - E00 & E000; Brown - E44, E47 & E49; Teal - BG57 & BG72 and Green - YG91 & YG95.