Sunday, January 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!...a little

As promised, here is the picture of the ornament that was hidden in the basket! I used Purely Pomegranate ink, Dazzling Diamonds, and a rub-on, and voila! One beautiful ornament that is perfect as a small gift for a friend, or a decoration for your own tree! Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to either give this away or use it as decoration. This ornament fell to the floor, and came to be no more via a spectacular crash yesterday morning...ah well, it gives me the perfect excuse to make more! lol Such is the life of a fragile creation!
I am looking forward to sharing my latest card with you! Come back again!
Take care!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Christmas Basket

Well, it's been a while since I've posted (already! lol) but I haven't found time to stamp lately. Today I was in a mood to play with my new camera and came across this project which I made, obviously, before Christmas. I love the Baskets and Blooms die for the Big Shot! The basket, I discovered, is a perfect fit for the ornaments I bought from Michael's (woo hoo!). So I put one together and had fun with the embellishments that you also cut with the same die. Of course, I had to add some "bling", hence the jewel in the flower's center. Next post will be the ornament, which you can just barely see sitting in its basket (that's where the sprigs of ribbon come from). Here's a hint on what it looks like: my favourite stamping saying is, "It's all about the sparkle!" LOL
It's easy to see, with different dsp's, how this basket could be used for any special day-from Easter (oooh! I can hardly wait to play with these for Easter ideas!), to party favours for birthdays, showers, etc, to Mother's Day, and on and on...I am looking forward to experimenting with this die so much more! What kinds of occasions have you used yours for? Or which occasions would you use it for if you had one? I would love to hear from you!
Take care! Until next time!

Monday, January 12, 2009

In keeping with my hope that my blog will inspire, I want to share with you a source of inspiration I discovered recently. I was at my brother-in-law's place in Collingwood over the holidays and had brought a few things to stamp. One of the stamp sets I had brought with me was "A Rose is a Rose". My sister-in-law took one look at it, and a few minutes later, came back with a cushion from my niece's room. The flowers and leaves on the cushion and the stamp set were almost identical! One thing that struck me was the softness of the look of the cushion, which I immediately set about replicating as best I could with the colours I had packed. The most interesting part of the colour scheme was that the leaves were yellow with green highlights. I would never have tried that kind of combo on my own, but with the other elements and colours in the cushion, it worked!
I invite you to have a look around your house-you may never know when something will inspire you!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A New Year, A New Beginning!

Welcome to my blog! In the days and weeks to come, I hope to turn this blog into a resource for those of you who want to learn a new technique, as well as a source of inspiration. I look forward to hearing from you-whether it is constructive criticism, comments on a project I've posted, or just a "hello"!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!