Monday, March 28, 2011

Here's my card for the challenge over at Joan's Gardens

  • Use the colors Peach and blue (teal)

  • Use some Butterflies

  • Add something Frillie

  • The color looks a little pinky but it is a bit more peachy in real - I used SU Cameo Coral, Taken with Teal and Papertrey Aqua mist. The butterflies were cut with SU butterfly die and sentiment stamp by Darkroom Door. The "Frillie" flower was done by heating the edges of 3- 2 inch circles of sheer fabric on a candle. Saw this somewhere(can't remember where). Sewed the layers together, glued on a button with a bit of silk ribbon tied into it. Used a punch for edges of yellow and peach on side of card. Sponged the edges of the butterflies to give them a bit more "pop". Stamped background done with Papertrey Guidelines. This challenge gets me making cards every week. Thanks Joan!!!

  • Saturday, March 26, 2011

    A Journal gift

    This is a gift made up by my sister. She made one for all of her siblings Christmas 2010 to write down their memories etc.. The instructions were in the inside of the book cover. A few of the questions "What is our yard like?" "Tell one thing you would like to learn and why you would like to learn it" "Write about some of the places you went with your Mother/Father" "How many cousins do you have? Tell about your favourite cousin, What do you like to do?" and the list goes on. Thanks Esther, I finally started my "journal" and yes it definitely does get the thoughts going. What a great idea for those of us who will get at it and put some memories down on paper.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    Wedding card

    A card that I based on a last year color cue challenge. The birds are embossed so that makes them a wee bit wonky in the picture. They are nice IRL. I added a net and pearls on the bride and little bow tie on the groom. Buttons with dim. blk pearl paint. Stamps are from Wplus9 and Papertrey ink. Colors So saffron-SU and Ocean Tides-Paprertrey. Embossed hearts and stars. Click on picture to see detail.

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    Thank you card

    A card for a Green and Pink challenge over at

  • Use the colors Pink and Green

  • Create a thank you card.

  • Use some kind of stripes

  • Use something scalloped  

  • Hope it wins!!
  • A Gift for Sylvia

    This is an Anthurium plant that I rerooted when I divided an old plant that was suffering and it just didn't look so well at all. I replanted it in an orchid mix so that the drainage was much improved. 6 months or so later this is what a wimpy little root looked like. The blossoms will stay for months. These are a bit of a pricey plant to purchase at the florist.  I stamped the container with some b'day wishes to give it a bit of presentation and put a handmade card into a floral stick.

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Spring card

    A post for the challenge over at
    "Use the colors orange and blue, Create a card with a spring theme, Use a die cut and use a circle theme". I had a bit of trouble working with these colors. Blue and Orange, just not working so well in my mind. Not my favourite card but it grew on me after awhile. I used up some of my old color SU Groovy Guava, Turquoise blue and used a Spellbinders scallop circle die cut. The cute little trees are from SU Trendy Trees, Tapestry grass stamp along the bottom to add a bit more spring look. The Happy Spring is from a Papertrey set A Wreath for all seasons and I drew the little clip art birdie in the circle. Ta! da! and it is complete.

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    Easter Tag

     I really wanted to make something spring. So here goes.
    This project was a stretch for me because I don't own very many Justrite stamps and I wanted to enter the challenge over at  to win some fabulous prizes. The project had to be stamped with Justrite stamps only. I used the Brayton Font letter set for the greeting and the Curlz font little half flower on the scallop border. I used a 1 3/8 inch circle border from a JR monogram set that I got a number of years ago around the Happy Easter. I cut the oval egg shape with my Fiskars oval cutter. First one with a stiffer cardboard and then covered on both sides with a paper from my StampinUp stash. I used a bit of green ric rac and a bit of lace. The yellow butterflies are cut with an Embosslit from SU with a touch of Stickles on the bodies. Paper flower made from SU paper(Pretty in Pink). All ready to be hung on an Easter basket! 

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Baby Banner

    What a ridiculously cold March!!! I am sooooo looking forward to SPRING!!
    "All things in life are temporary.  If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever.  If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either". Winter has lasted long :(

    This is a picture of a baby banner that my daughter and I manufactured for her friend's baby shower. We found an inspiration photo in a Papercrafting book and we built it in different colors, embellishments etc. We worked with the things I had in my stash because our one and only local paper crafting store was closed(moving??). Surprise on us. Love how it turned out! The shapes are cut out of 1/8" wood and then Jenelle painted them. Next we covered the shapes with paper. We made the letters by layering 5 thicknesses of white cardstock so that they could be slightly 3D. We added some embellishments and it is ready to hang at the shower

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011

    DVD of old family photos

    This is a DVD with lots (200+) of old Family pictures that I put together for all the Hiebert Family. I made nine of them.We watched it at our Christmas celebration 2010 (actually celebrated Jan.9th 2011 at Chris and Melissa's) that's why the date on the cover.
    The picture didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked because of the glare on the DVD tin. I found that taking the picture on a darker background just worked better.
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    Powerpoint Creation for Kathy

    This is a Power point Creation that I made for my sister.  The holder is made with a cardstock first and then a layer of designer paper. I sewed them together to create my envelope and to give it some extra strength. I stamped and sponged lightly with Tim Holtz distress ink, then distressed the edges. I added some StampinUp chocolate chip taffeta ribbon.

    Back of CD envelope

    Label on CD