Monday, September 26, 2011

Busy Week-End

I had the great pleasure to attend a Scrapbooking Event this past week-end with some amazing ladies.  We worked, we talked, we cropped, we giggled!  It was wonderful.  I completed 4 cards - one of which was a Make 'n' Take, but I am still counting it.  I will post two now but I am saving one for the World Card Making Day Canadian Blog Hop coming up on October 1.  See the Button on the lower right to get more details.

First up....

As a former hockey player, a hockey mom and a hockey wife I fell in love with this image.  She even looks a bit like my daughter!  The image is Kenny K, the saying is from Graphicat Designs, she is coloured with copics, the rest is just a mish mash of things from my stuff.  I did put glossy accents on her skate blades and the button on the top of her hat. 
I am entering this card into Graphicat Sketches September Challenge - anything goes.

Next card....
I used my new stamp set from Graphicat Designs, the paper is all Close to My Heart and it was coloured with copics.  It is hard to tell, but I used Rock Candy Stickles around the rim of the glass to look like salt.  I love the saying on this one so it will likely show up again and again on my cards!  I am entering this card into Creative Accents Challenge which calls for 1 Ribbon, 2 (at least) embellishments and 3 pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by - check back on the 1st when the World Card Making Day Canadian Blog Hop will be running with some amazing work coming to you from right across Canada!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lovin' the Summer Heat!

With August came the sun and heat (finally) and a very busy month.  We have been camping with family, took an amazing houseboat trip, continued on our bathroom renovations, had the kids each attend a week of hockey school and power skating and prepared to return to school and work.  With all that has been going on my craft table has been sadly neglected :-(  We are slowly getting back into routines at home again and I can hear the call of my stamps, patterned paper and copics!  I am attending a crop on September 23-25 with some great friends and am feeling the itch to get back to crafting.
The one crafty thing I did recently was my daughter's birthday cake.  I love decorating cakes and was excited when she picked out a monkey cake she liked.  Here is the cake I came up with:

As much as I enjoyed doing the cake, my daughter's excitement of how it turned out was what made it the best.  She told me it was "Awsome!" and that I am the best Mom ever - if that doesn't make it worthwhile I don't know what does.
We are just putting some final touches in our bathroom and I hope to post before and after pictures later this week.
Hope everyone enjoyed their summer and was able to get in a bit more card making/scrapbooking than I did.  I am off to clear the clutter off my craft table now and get down to some projects.