Sunday, January 30, 2011

First Swap

Hi everyone,  well these last few days have been a learning experience!!  I'm not unfamiliar with computers but there is certainly more for me to learn.  My friend and upline Tina Weller sent me an email showing me how to create and insert a watermark.  Well there are a few steps to being able to do this.  I've had to write each step down and follow it to a t.  (That's how I learn how to do things.)  For a while I didn't think I would ever get it but... I DID!!  Tonight in fact.  LOL.  I thought there is no way I'm not doing this.  A watermark added to your projects indicates that you have created the design and when you've spent time creating something that you didn't case it deserves to be acknowledged.  So here is a card front I created for my first ever swap with the Serene Stampers.  Hope it inspires you to create something. 

For this swap I used Pear Pizazz, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used Natures Walk stamp set with Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, and Daffodil Delight ink.  The ribbon is the seam binding ribbon in Baja Breeze from the new Occassions mini.  LOVE IT!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentine Treat Holders

Hi there,
What an awesome weekend here in New Brunswick!!  I went to visit my parents yesterday and today I stayed home and made these sweet treat cups.  They are so fun.  I saw them originally on Kimberley Van Diepen's website: Stamping by the Sea.  She made them as decorations for Halloween but I thought they would be adorable for Valentine's Day.  See what you think:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Birthday Present

Hi.  Quick post today.  I just wanted to show you a book I decorated with designer paper as part of a birthday present for my niece Hannah.  She loved it!!  Even my daughter (who is 26) said ' I'm jealous.  Can I have one?'  It was very fun to make and I'm so glad she was pleased.  Below is a pic.