Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pictures of our Travels through Ontario

Here is a great picture of the St Lawrence River, with the cruise boat leaving the dock. Unfortunately, we weren't able to take the cruise since it rained on Sunday. (I took this picture Monday morning, just before we headed back home) Oh well....but we did other stuff......
We took the scenic route to Gananoque, and we had to go on a technically, we did get to go on the river. Here's a picture of the other ferry going in the opposite direction, while we were on the sister ferry.
And, Soni found the Winery!!!
And we couldn't leave without buying some wine to take home!!!

Some of the Sample Cards we made in Canada

This spirelli card was quick to do, yet the results are very pretty. The border was done with a snowflake border punch that also embosses.

The Christmas tree card is done using the Iris Folding technique.

This pergamano card is very labor intensive, but it's very pretty. (It's done on translucent vellum)

I just love that's 3D pop outs and the bells were a single punch where you can link the bells together.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back from Canada!

Soni and I had a wonderful trip to Ecstasy Crafts, all the way up in Shannonville, Ontario. We made lots of samples and learned new techniques! And thankfully, we even had some time for R&R! Here are just a sample of the cards we made. Well, I thought that I would be able to post some card samples and pictures of our trip.......but no. I'm having computer issues......I even was on the phone with HP, Norton and my internet provider....and it still seems that certain things are not functioning:(

Well, the Show and Tell is still ON for Thurs, Oct 1 at, if you have the time you can see everything up close and personal. Meanwhile I'll continue trying to get into secure web pages.

Speak to you soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Different Looks with the Bramble Wreath

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to show you the bramble wreath made with different color schemes and how it gives each card a different look. For me, the card with the red "berries" makes me think of winter. And doesn't the brown/orange card make you want to get ready for your Thanksgiving dinner? These cards would also make great thank you notes.

Well, I guess summer is slowly coming to an end and I'm looking forward to making cards for the upcoming holidays!

Stamp, paper and pearls by Memory Box

Friday, September 4, 2009

Here's tomorrow's Make & Take!

I had so much fun making this card! And that penguin is just soooo cute! Actually, all of those penguins from Memory Box are so cute.

Here, I colored him in with KOH-I-NOOR woodless pencils and gamsol and added glossy accents to the helmet, so that it would give it that sturdy, plastic look.

And for the field, I used green Bazzill cardstock and added fine strips of white paper for the yard lines.

Stamps: Football penguin is by Memory Box and the saying is by A muse Art Stamps

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Beautiful Cards from Dave

Aren't these just beautiful? Dave Brethauer, owner of Memory Box sent me these 2 great cards.

The bramble wreath is stamped in brown ink and different colored crystals were added to complete this beautiful winter card.

The twizzle tree is stamped with brown ink and colored with Prisma pencils. Clear colored crystals were added for the lovely finished look. Unfortunately, the colors are not showing up well on the computer. If you get a chance, you can see the actual cards at the shop!

Check back soon, I'm planning to get some more new cards up!