Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Uh oh...

The blog took a bit hit this year. Having twins is no joke! I barely have enough time to eat let alone keep up with the blog. I decided it was high time to jump back on. I don't have super high hopes (just yet), but I am going to try to post once a week. Surely that won't be too hard, right? ;) Just so you're more apt to forgive me, here's a quick photo of them.

Janelle and Clara

See the cuteness I have to put up with every day (and every night)?

My twin girls are 10 months old now (crazy, right?). Speaking of the girls, I just heard someone cry. Nap time must be over. Oh joy. They slept for just over an hour. 

I do have a card to share today. It's one that I made for the Kids Ministry at my church. We have a Birthday Ministry.  A group of fellow papercrafters and I create birthday cards and then the church staff all signs them and they get mailed to every kid who is registered in our Kids Ministry. Cool, huh? Ya. So far, there are 300 kids registered! 300! And up until last week, there were 3 of us involved. We had an info day though and it looks like we've jumped up to 10. That cuts our personal production down to a more manageable number :)

Anyway, here's the card :)


I haven't put a photo editing program on and I don't have a watermark yet so bare with me. My photo is a bit dark (taken with my phone). Still, cute right? I hope this will make some little munchkin feel special on their big day :)

Thanks for checking in!

Tamara

Supplies List:
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana (retired), Best Day Ever DSP (retired), Soft Suede, Whisper White.
Ink/Markers: Memento Black Ink, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, More Mustard Stampin' Write Markers
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones, Googly eyes
Adhesive: SNAIL, Glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, 14 June 2014

AYSI Challenge #041

I know it has been a LONG time since I have shared for an As You See It Challenge! Turns out growing twins is REALLY hard work! I think I've watched more TV in the last 5 months than I have in the last 15 years (no joke!). About all I have energy for lately is getting out of bed and dragging the kids to daycare so I can get to work.  Throw on top that I'm trying to pack up our house as we are moving in about 4 weeks! I try to do a box a day, but that wipes me out.  It doesn't leave much creative energy to flow. However, I had my Rubber RummageSale last weekend and designed this little 3x3 as a make and take. Snce it uses the new in colours, it was a perfect fit for this week's challenge of using my *newest* craft supply! The In Colour Inks and card stock are actually the ONLY items I have purchased from the new catty. Shocking, isn't it? 


Here's the challenge graphic: As You See It Challenge #041



Here's the wee l'il card:
 I used Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon for the flowers.  This is the stamp set Petite Petals with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch. I love, love, LOVE this stamp set/punch combo! It's SO easy to use (unlike some of the other flower/punch combos) as you can line it up any way and it works.every.time. 

Here's another angle. I stamped the Lost Lagoon flowers on the coordinating card stock, punch and popped up with a dimensional.  The Thank You is from Lots of Thanks (my fav Thank You set). I stamped it in Basic Black. Pretty simple, hey?

Hope you've enjoyed today's post! I can't promise I will be "regular" but I'll be around.  Drop me a comment if you want to see more posts! ;)

Blessings,

Tamara


Friday, 11 April 2014

AYSI #032

I'm back to join this weeks' As You See It Challenge #032 and a fun sketch! I'm excited to have something to share today.

Here's the challenge photo:

And here's what I came up with:
I wanted to come up with a somewhat masculine card that incorporated the sea. I used Ahoy, Matey and By the Sea for all of the stamped images. The card basrbis Basic Gray with a Smoky Slate panel that's been spongedfor some depth. The coral image was stamped off once before being stamped on the oval. I love how the lobster pops in Real Red.

I'd love to hear your comments! Remember to join the fun over at As You See It Challenge!

Tamara

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Little Big Surprises!

I've been taking s break from blogging for the last couple of months due to some pretty severe morning sickness. That's right! Our family is growing again, but in stead of growing by 2 feet, it's growing by 4 feet!! I have never been so shocked as sitting for my 11 week ultrasound and having the technician turn the screen to reveal not one, but TWO babies on the screen!


I don't think I could've prepared myself for that moment even if I tried! It does explain why I have so sick though!!

I'm hoping in the coming weeks that I will have some more energy and less morning sickness.  It's definitely going to be a journey and I'll probably share a bit here as we go on. I'm thinking of starting  Twin Blog so I can document the coming months and years(?) As they progress.

If you check in regularly, I'm sorry for the lack of projects! I'm hoping to get back soon

Take care,

Tamara

Friday, 24 January 2014

As You See It Challenge #021 (Sweet Baby)



I've been having lots of fun playing with my new stamps from the 2014 Occasions Catalogue. What's on your "must have list" of new products??

As soon as I saw the cute images in Baby, We've Grown, I knew it needed to be added to my collection. Those cute grumpy owls (they're not meant to look grumpy, but they kind of do!) and that adorable little bunny were destined to be brought to life. 

This weeks' As You See It Challenge features a focal point right smack in the middle. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to break out some new rubber!

Here's the sketch that the lovely Amanda has designed:


Lots of fun! I have to admit, I didn't adhere to the shapes of the challenge, but the general idea is definitely the same.  I don't have all of my supplies with me so I had to just use what I have and this is what I came up with:

I didn't have a scallop square or rectangle so I went with the Deco Labels Framelits.  I had been antsy to use the new Arrow TIEF (textured impressions embossing folder) so I broke that out for the background of that. It's cut out and embossed on Smoky Slate card stock.  I then used the Circle Framelits to cut out that circle of DSP from the Fresh Prints paper stack. Love the fun and sassy designs in that super stack of paper!


I also used the new Fringe Scissors for the first time, too! I've seen some really cute cards using them on Pinterest so I'll hopefully be making lots of fringe-filled cards! The three red candy dots are in place of the sentiment on the sketch. I've been quite taken with Real Red and Coastal Cabana paired together. I'm not normally a red person, so I find this kind of odd, but fresh and new at the same time!

Now comes the best part!  Look at that rabbit! Isn't he the cutest??? I've fallen in love with him! I stamped him in Jet Black StazOn ink and then coloured him in with an aquapainter and Basic Gray and Coastal Cabana ink.  I went around the outline very lightly with crumb cake to create a bit of dimension. Then I added some beneath as well to ground the images. 


He even looks kind of fuzzy. I want to pluck him off the card and give him a good cuddle!


Here's a last look at the completed card.  what's your favorite addition? The candy dots? The fringe? Mr. Rabbit?  I'd love to hear your comments!

Enjoy and be inspired!

Tamara