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Sympathy Card for a Boy

Not the easiest card to make. Especially considering this card is for a little boys family. He was the same age as my youngest son which made it feel even closer to home.  I put a lot into this card and it took all afternoon to make.  I really wanted the card to have a soft elegant feel, almost calming. 
I created 2 cards and layered them together. 
I punched 2 tags and stamped with SMS Mini Messages.  Then added a little "X"
with my tiny attacher.
This little blue butterfly is so pretty.
The card opened up fully.
Here, I added another butterfly and embossed a paper one.  I also cut out his name and added it above the ribbon.  Out of respect for the family I took the photo before adding his name.  I can assure you it's a beautiful touch.
I wanted the card to be soft if you know what I mean. 
Again, I embossed the butterfly and the paper.
Sympathy cards are never easy.  And they are even harder when it's for a child.  The family is in my thoughts and prayers. 

New Baby Card

Welcome New BabyWOOHOO, there's a new baby coming!  My neighbors are welcoming a new baby this summer and I am soooo excited.  Before heading over for a wine and cheese night with a few of our friends I made them a card.  I kept the card masculine as I understand baby on the way is a boy:)

I just got these adorable straws from SMS and the they go perfect with the new SMS pinwheel die.  TH Tiny Tags was a perfect fit for Mini Messages stamp celebrate.

The due date is the 16th so gluing it to the pinwheel die made it more personal. 
Special Delivery stamps set from SMS fit's perfect for the inside.  It's all blinged out to match the front.
To check out Mini Messages or Special Delivery clickHERE.  While you are there take a look at some twine, wobbles, bags or straws to inspire your next project!

SMS RELEASE!

SMS Girls Just want to have Fun Release NEW STAMPS YAY!  This stamp set is full of awesome GIRLFRIEND stamps.  I tried a sewing theme.  I borrowed this TH Movers and Shapers dress form and cut it on cork.  I added some cheesecloth for a skirt over some pattern paper I trimmed like a dress. 
My GF made this awesome "pin" that fits perfect with the sewing theme.  I picked up these metal bobbins and glued it in place letting the thread trail through the card.  Cool right...
I stamped this sentiment and punched the cardstock and cork.  Then stuck it on this fun fabric ribbon.  Keeping with a sewing theme.
The inside has it's own flare.  I picked up the TH embossing folders with all sewing folders.  I think these 2 stamps pair together pretty well.
It's a girly girl card.
Check out this awesome set and all the rest by clicking HERE.

Tim's April Tags

April Tags and yes I have again more than one.  I needed to try some different stuff to get the same or as close to as I can.  In all I created 3 Tags suing the "stamp" Tim used, dictionary paper and SU printed paper.  What I don't have (most of it) I borrowed and used what I have...but mostly we shared.  We used the crown from the movers and shapers.  A little on the big side but hey, it got the look.  For each crown I made it slightly different. 

The first tag is done the with same stamp Tim uses and lucky my my GF owns it.  The effect when stamping is a more washed and worn look.  This crown has champagne glitter glue.

 This tag has the dictionary paper.  The paper is thinner and when embossed it does OK.  It takes the ink well also.  This crown is coated in Dazzling Diamonds.

My GF and I did buy the metal charms and split the cost.    The final tag uses the Stampin Up printed paper.  This thick card stock took the embossing well and made the inks look deeper.  Thi…

Winners, Winners, Winners...

Geez, I don't know how you all put up with me.  I'm so delayed in picking the winners from the All Things Altered Blog Hop!  But, kids are back in school after Spring Break, I've done some spring cleaning and a little personal heartache has been worked through...for now.  Enough about me...
Here are the 2 Peeps that my computer picked...
Winner of the Tim Holtz Die is...SarahMar 23, 2012 08:53 AM OMG Nicole! I don't even know where to start on telling you how amazing this project is!! This is such a fabulously inspiring cork board and I can't imagine how much time you spent on making this! I soooo love that umbrella man! Every time you use him on a project you make me want to buy him! All the techniques are sooo awesome! Love the seasonal tags too! I can't wait to see them all in detail! (I'm going to go pop over to Tim's blog and give you a shout out! You totally deserve some recognition!) Not like he's my bff or anything, but he might rea…

Instagram Monday and a lesson

My Instagram Week(end)
It's the end of Spring Break and we took the kids on an adventure.  An almost 4 hour drive south in blustery winds (very common in S. Alberta) and we finally reach our destination, Writing on Stone Provincial Park.  In all there were over 250 photos taken over the 3 day adventure and these are some of my favorites!
As always (OK so since the summer) my Super Hero Mickey guides the way and takes on the bugs.  We have our little Canadian flag to warn the Americans while traveling south that we have no idea where we are. 
As we travel, everyone has their own space to stretch out.  My daughter, having just woken up from her evening nap (she was working during her Spring Break) was quick to make sure she hid before the shutter clicked.  Me and my 3...
My beloved 2nd home, my 31ft motorhome nestled along the Hoodoo's.  This motorhome has taken us far and kept us safe.  It's been through countless US National Parks, 7 (for now) States, 2 Provinces.  It…