Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Papertrey Ink - Got to Love a Free Stamp Set

Everyday Classics Meets Razzleberry Lemonade

OK I am so excited I got a FREE stamp set from Papertrey Ink, as part of their anniversary special I qualified for a FREE stamp set. It's called Everyday Classics and it features flowers and stars along with cup cake and tea/coffee cup, and birds two different sizes. Oh so cute!

Using Stampin Up's new InColours and DSP Razzleberry Lemonade I created this cute little birthday card for my sister-in-law, hope she likes it.


Let me know what you think!

Cake Good Enough To Eat

Decorations Make Them Homemade...

I like to look for ideas and ways of decorating for a shower or even for a wedding that are not to costly but give the WOW factor. I also like to personalize things, but not spend a lot of money.

When I got married, one of the things that I did was take very expensive white wrapping paper (pricey paper better quality) and wrapped individually three box each smaller than the other. Once they were wrapped I put one on top of the other (so it looks like a cake) and using quality cream coloured ribbon (shearer the better) held them together on all four sides. From there again using quality silk flowers I removed everything except a few green stems and hot glued them to the boxes ensuring the best flower(s) for the top. Remember you don't need a lot of flowers just play with the positioning will be just fine.

So with that in mine I did an updated version using Stampin' Up DSP Urban Garden and some hat boxes that I found at Pritchard Packaging. For those of you who live in Ottawa and don't know about this place it is so fantastic. You can not only find so many ideas here but the prices are hard to beat.

I am going to dig through my boxes of negatives yes negatives and see if I can find some pics of what I did for my wedding so you can see. But in the meantime here is what I ended up with.

Let me know what you think?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 93 - Razzle Dazzle Card

Razzleberry Lemonade - Razzle Dazzle

It's been awhile since I participated in a Mojo Monday but after seeing Mary's beautiful card using the new Incolours from Stampin' Up I thought hey why not give it a try.

I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch to try out some new In-Color card stock and ink. I also used the new DSP Razzleberry Lemonade and Razzle Dazzle stamp set for this Scandinavian looking design.

Everything is from Stampin' Up! except for the Nestabilities and the ribbon.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cruise 2009 What a Time Hard to Believe 6 Months Ago :(

Cruise was Fantastic Lets Go Again

Sorry I forgot to post this last January my bad but better late than never. This was the surprise holiday that I did for my husband see his response here , 9 day cruise in the Southern Caribbean, it was fantastic!

NCL - Jewel (Norwegian Cruise Lines)

Our cabin door. Suite 11526

Our Cabin - Mini Suite was very sweet (NOTE: That's my man in the mirror)

Yes the bed is as comfortable as it looks the sheets made your body say ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Light snack waiting in our room and some bubbly.

The Ship - Pool

That's my man getting the party going in the orange.

One of the many bar's and nightclubs

The man lounging in one of the wave chairs, so cool!

Rainbow in a wave

Deluxe Pitons At Ladera Resort - Pitons Mountains
Your one-hour and 20 minute journey from Castries takes you to the best view of the Piton mountains from Ladera, the first Caribbean hotel to be rated #1 by Conde Nast Traveler. This little paradise offers an intimate experience and commanding view of the twin peaks. Ladera has opened its doors to Oprah, Bill Gates and many other celebrities like Harrison Ford and Denzel Washington. Renowned chef Orlando Satchell and his staff will prepare lunch for you including his delicious combinations of freshly caught fish and locally-grown, freshly picked products presented in a style of casual elegance. On your return journey, a brief stop at Marigot Bay allows for a final photo opportunity before returning to your ship. Very Yummmmm but very long drive.

Flowers from the garden

Just your typical view, honey get me a drink while I lounge.

The secret garden


This picture gives you a good idea of one, how high we are and that its a long way down.

My cutie heading for the beach

At Stingray City - Stingray Swim & Snorkel - Antigua
Protected by the fringing reef, the calm crystal-clear waters are home to many southern stingrays. You'll be assisted and supervised by the qualified staff into the stingray habitat where you'll be able to play with, pet, and perhaps even feed the stingrays.

JC enjoying holding slimy sting ray nice big relaxed smile.

Me holding slimy sting ray not so relaxed smile.

Catamaran off of Barbados, nice.

Virgin Gorda Highlights - Tortola
Take an approximately 40-minute cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Open safari buses take you on a 20-minute drive through Spanish Town to The Baths for swimming in the unique atmosphere of mammoth boulders, palms, and sea caves. Travel along the trails and boulders to discover hidden caves and sea pools. Note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. The footpath to The Baths is rough, consists of uneven terrain and goes through small spaces. Snorkel gear can be rented on the beach.

Local wild animals strutting his stuff.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Colour Inspiration Challenge #55

So Much for a New Years Resolution

So it has been a very long time since my last Colour Inspiration Challenge, but better late than never.

I used once again a fabulous stamp set from one of my favorite blogs Poppy Paperie by Lisa Johnson. This stamp set is called Remember from Papertrey Ink.

So here is my creation:

Life - Papertrey Ink and Lisa Johnson from Poppy Paperie

Better Late Than Never

One of my favorite blogs to get great design ideas and inspiration from is Poppy Paperie by Lisa Johnson. Lisa who designs for Marvy Uchida, Hampton Art Stamps, and my favorite Papertrey Ink came up with this fabulous design using her own stamp set Life for a travel tumbler.

Yes, it is true I do buy stamps from other companies than just Stampin' Up!

I am giving these gifts to my Mother and sister-in-law today for Mother's Day, yes I am late, but I couldn't design this without the stamp set which had been on back order. Anyway this is a super easy project that puts the WOW in wonderful.

I bought my tumblers at Starbucks, which they always seem to have in stock so why not try one yourself.

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Scott Lee Roberts Photography

It's the Special Touches

Awhile ago I was approached by Nicole from Scott Lee Roberts Photography to create cards as a special thank you to their clients. Each boxed set is created specifically for the couple using Nicole and Scott's favorite shots and the theme colours from the couples wedding. What a fabulous idea and perfect example of how this extraordinary couple put the special touch to what they do. I was honored that they choose me to create these one of a kind gifts for their clients.

Scott Lee Photography specialize in Wedding, Portraits: Maternity, Baby and Family.

About: Scott Lee Roberts Photography

We are a husband and wife photography team based out of Ottawa, specializing in wedding, maternity and family portraits. We first met at university, got married shortly after we graduated, and have been together, cameras in hand, ever since. Each bringing our unique abilities and distinct expressions to our work, we are both fully engaged in the process of capturing beautiful images for our clients.

Working closely together on every shoot, we are personally involved with every creative and technical aspect of our business. From the time we first meet with you, throughout the day of the shoot, and right up until we deliver the final products, we are working hard to create sincerely beautiful photographs. Our photos are about people, relationships, and inspired moments...and we work very hard to capture this essence in all our images. We strive to create photographs that are meaningful, a little bit unique, and most of all, timeless.

Scott Lee Roberts Photography website