Friday, September 19, 2008

Bowling Birthday!

Chase is invited to a Bowling birthday party this weekend for his best friend, Jordan. I had a concept in mind that I wanted to play with for this card, but I didn't know how to execute it. Turns out, with the idea I had, I wasn't able to stick the middle three bowling balls onto the card! So trial and error brought me to this...
'Gift' designer paper - American Traditional Designs
Stamps - midnight Media (I think)
The bowling pins were a template I created. The bowling ball has three eyelets for 'finger holes' (can't really see it in his shot)
And the red stripes are actually thick string.
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Birthday Party

This his how I executed the bowling card. The three in the middle were attached using the 'double penny' trick so that they would slide...except instead of using one larger pop dot, I used three smaller ones in a line so that the bowling pins wouldn't spin, just slide.

The word 'Party!' is attached to the bottom of the middle pin, so that (as you can see in the top two pics) when the pins slide up, the word comes out from behind the bowling ball.
Here's the inside, with another little pin! :0)
Making kids cards are so much fun! lol

Happy scrapping all!
Oh, did I mention I'm a Stampin' UP Demonstrator now? Just waiting on my kit to get started! My website is never know when you might want to order some stamps from me!! :)
Later all! Have a great weekend!! xox
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy...ahem...anniversary! ?

Well, Darren and I will be celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary this year! But of course, thats not until November 18th. So I'm sure you're wondering what I'm talking about. September 15th is the anniversary that we always celebrated before we got married, as the start of our relationship. Neither of us is sure what exactly marked that day...if it was the first "I love you's" or just when we decided to go from 'dating' to 'boyfriend/girlfriend'. lol. I was 16, he was 20 (almost 21), and that was nine years ago. I thought my mom was gonna die when she found out how old he was. I remember it clearly. We were in the basement and she was vacuuming, and she asked me (it was the day before his 21st birthday) how old he was. I replied quite hesitently.."oh, he's 20."

....wait for it....wait for it....

"oh". She replied.

ummm...come again? ok, act cool.....

And that was it! That was all that was said about it. I guess he won her over like he won me over. :)

And now it's 9 years later...he's turning 30 in less than a month, and I'm still in my early 20's. Ok....mid 20's. We've got two beautiful children, and I am the happiest I've ever been. So this is the card I made for him. We didn't celebrate it as such...but nevertheless, I had to mark the occasion with a card. After all, 9 years is nothing to sneeze at. And at 16...well, I never would have thought I'd be getting into my lifelong relationship...but when you find the right man, I guess age truely isn't a factor.

Here's what I wrote on the inside of Darren's card.

When we're old and gray,
Nine years won't seem like very long.
When we were young and naive,
Nine years felt like forever.
Now that we're the parents of two
Beautiful Children
And nine years have come and went
Some days it might feel like a lifetime....
Others it may not seem like long at all...
But it has been nine years
Filled with Love, Friendship, Companionship,
Hardships and a lot of Fun.
And I look forward to every other nine years
For the Rest of our Lives.

Happy Anniversary, Darren. I love you!!

Thanks for visiting! Happy Scrapping!
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Friday, September 5, 2008

Big Thanks!

My son's godparents (well, two of them), live in Alberta now,and have since he was 3 months old. Of course we miss them like crazy, and I wanted to send them something special. Maybe this makes me a horrible person, but I haven't sent them anything since they moved away! Terrible, I know. I've made Christmas cards, birthday cards, taken pics, made CD's, and never sent them anything. I know...terrible. But, it never fails, every one of my son's birthdays and every Christmas we get a card from them with money and a note in it for my son. So when my daughter was born, they sent a card with a gift for each in them. And she's quite generous, considering they're living up there, working their asses off so that they can save money to have a good start when they move home (which is hopefully going to be soon!)

So here's the card I'm GOING TO SEND THEM, DAMNIT! lol I'm also going to burn, like, a thousand pics onto a DVD for them so that they can see everything they've missed since they left. Including our wedding pics, which they were home for, but I have not sent them the pics. (ok, give me a break on that one, they did see the web album, and after all, I don't even have any wedding pics blown up yet for my own house!)

I love this card. It's so fun and playfull. These are the felt flowers I was talking about in my last post (I did it! I made a card with the ingredient I had picked out!) (whoo hoo). Aren't they cute, though? For less than 3 bucks you get 4 round orange ones, 5 big pink flowers, 3 small orange flowers, 3 small pink flowers and four leaves (or some assortion of this...those are what I got). (is assortion even a word? Unsure, but I'm tired, so it is now)

The inside pink circle is made with velvet paper by Doodlebug Design Inc. The black and white polka dots are Scenic Route *I think* (I have this paper already half cut and only part of the name is there.) the stamp guessed it...borrowed from mom, although I believe it might be a part of an Inkadinkadoo set I gave her for Christmas a few years back. The little green gems on the butterflies wings are Kurio. It was a fun card to make. I just wish I had the large round circle nestabilites..then I wouldn't have to do a mediocure job cutting out scalloped circles with my scallop scissors... Think they might be on my Christmas list. *hint hint*. hehe.

Any whooooo....thinking this weekend I may try and get some scrapbooking done, instead of just card making. Although I have to make a birthday card for Chase's best friend's birthday. I'm trying to figure out a way to make a race track birthday stay posted for more posts this weekend (hopefully, if Shaelin co-operates!)

Have a great weekend, and happy scrapping! xox
Amie 8^)
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

My sister in law, Lori, asked me to create a wedding card that she could send to her friends in Toronto who recently got married. The bride wore a red wedding dress, so this is what I created. The stamp, I believe is inkadinkadoo. I love the little pearl accents from Kurio, on the cake, as well as the larger pearl accent on the flower which has been kicking around my craft room for ages now! lol

I haven't done much lately, although I have a bunch of cards I have to do. I had a tooth removed two days ago (root canal gone bad...ugh) and so I've been hitting the hay pretty early both nights since. Soup diets don't exactly leave you reeling with energy! But I'm feeling better now, and hoping to get to it tonight with some new supplies I bought yesterday. I found these super cute felt flowers at Walmart in the sewing section, they're called "Ka-Jinkers". I'm going to try and make a card with them tonight, but as you probably know about me, I start a card with one ingredient in mind, and end up with something way off base from where I began! lol

On another note, I'm considering becoming a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! I haven't fully decided yet, but this would be a great time to start it, being at home with my kids this year on Mat leave. So we'll see, but my mom is super excited about the idea of it! I have to say, it sounds pretty exciting! I'm just wonder where to find clientelle, and hoping I'm not too shy to do it. But then again, if I can teach debrief classes at work and take control in that environment, then I should be able to do the same in a fun environment doing something I love, right? Stay tuned, you'll all know when I decide. :)

Happy Scrapping, xox
Amie Greene :0)
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Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Boy, it's so early to be looking at witches and pumpkins, I'm still in September-shock mode. But, nevertheless, I was at Michael's a few days ago, and they had some sweet little spooky stamps in their buck fifty bin. I bought 6...which is odd for me, since I usually try and steer away from seasonal stamps a little. But I bought two witches, the pumpkin, large spiderweb, bat, and some candycorns. The smaller stamps were ones I borrowed from mom without knowing that I'd be getting some of my own. but together, they're spook-tacular! lol...oh dear.
Let me tell you what I did, because although I think it looks impressive, it's much more impressive in person. The pumpkin was stamped on water colour paper and then coloured with watercolour leads. The part I love bext is the stemy thingies. There are usually little curly vines, but I ran some green wire through my crimper machine, and then shaped it into curls. The big bat is embossed with black powder, and I bent the wings for a 3D affect. The flying witch is embossed in metallic black powder and the moon is inked around the edge in orange. The little standing witch is paper peiced for a 3D affect as well, making the nose and broom pop up. The spiderweb on the top left was a Michael's stamp, but I used a bigger spider stamp to cover the little one that was part of that stamp. I really enjoyed making these cards, one for my son and daughter, and one for my niece. Love the black paper with white polka dots, I think it adds a playfull affect to the card. :)

I'll probably be making more soon, so I'll post as I go. Hoping to add some scrapbook pages to my book, but I really need to get a new scrapbook first before I start scrapping Shaelin's pics. I was going to start some tonight, but I got chatting to my best friend, who's in Alberta, and we started reminising and laughing, and well....lets just say that when she called I was part way through this post, and it's taken me three hours to finish it!! lol Good times. Anyways, hope you enjoyed the card, and stay tuned for more soon. Happy scrapping!! xox
Amie Greene (it's official now, I finally changed my information to Greene! Yay!)
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I just quicky wanted to share with you the sweet little poem I put inside Paytn's card. I had a card given to me with a similar rhyme when Shaelin was born, but I altered the poem a lot, and here's the result.

A little girls birthday
is full of delights
with ice cream and candles,
and gifts to excite.
It's a day full of kisses
and singing pure joys
It's a house full of friends
and a room full of toys.
Though it's hard to believe
that you're already one
The love and the joy
and the fun's just begun!

Thanks for visiting (again!)
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Happy Birthday Paytn!

My friends little girl, Paytn, is 1 year old two weeks ago! haha and of course, (shock) I forgot. So we're going to see them again this weekend, so I made an extra special card. Extra special because it was SUPER fun to make! This design completely came from my own head, which makes me even more proud of it. Where to begin. The center of the flower was embossed with the swirl Cuttlebug folder. The petals are my own template, sanded around the edges. The four stamps are from moms collection, once again. (Love those stamps!) The bumblebee and the dragonfly both have papaer pieced wings that are made with velum to give them a see-through wing-like affect. The dragonfly's wings are layered twice and attached with a lilac brad. The butterfly's wings are also paper pieced, but it's wings are on handmade paper with sparkly swirls. The lettering is rub-ons, and I dotted the swirls to make it look like their flying. Oh, and the ladybug's back is also paper pieced. I love this card. Hope Paytn loves it too! It was so much fun! Gotta go...little 6 week fussbox in my arms!! :) Later all! xox Thanks for stopping by!
Amie ;o)
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Close up to show the detail in the card.
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My great aunt Fran sent my son and daughter a sweet care package to welcome Shaelin! So to thank her I made up this card. The purple paper I used didn't quite match any of my inks, so I used boysenberry and brown and stamped them both together with a little shading technique on the stamp to get the flowers that you see. I then took the beige paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug in the swirl embossing folder. LOVE this look...I'm not sure why I never thought to stamp first and then emboss. The two stamps are from moms collection, of course! The dragonfly is then paper pieced to be 3D with a brass brad in the middle. Thanks for visiting!
Amie :0)
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Friday, August 15, 2008

So I wanted a jewellry box type thing for my daughter, although she's too young for jewellry yet (she's even too young for the few buckles that she has!) But I had this box that my MIL gave me for my birthday last year, and it has these spots for pics in the top, and the top slides off the box so you can put whatever you want in there. Well, I got to thinking that it would be super cute to put in her bedroom. So I made this! The lettering is froma Cuttlebug alphabet set that mom has, she was trying out the dies and sent me one of each letter! I had used the little 'e' on a card not too long ago, so I used the capital
'E' here, but I think because of the lettering, it fits well and looks cute. I'm actually glad I didn't have the small 'e'. The dragonfly is a brad, as is the center of the flower that dots the 'i'. The sunflower I got at Dollarama, and it's on a piece of wire. I poked it through the paper like a brad. I think you could even remove the center and use a brad there instead, but the center is cute, as it's covered in microbeads. The stamp of the ladybug is borrowed from moms collection. And the paper is Kurio. I think it's pretty cute.
I'm working on a Thank You card for my great aunt, but I have a bundle of fuss in my arms that is my sick little girl, so that might have to wait until we get home tomorrow or the next day. No worries about Shaelin though. She is, no doubt, fussy, but it's just a little touch of a cold that's got her (and me) down. Not too bad to keep us from the cabin though. After all, this is the weekend when the men get to pull out their guns and test them out....and show off their manliness. Should be good times at the cabin.
Wish me luck. :)
Happy scrapping!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my in-law's anniversary, so I managed to put together this card during multiple nap times! I bought a new stamp at Michael's last weekend, and had planned to use it (it's a puzzle), but I couldn't make it work with this card, so I thought I'll try it on another card.
This card is relatively's some beautiful Kruio paper, scalloped at the edge. Underneath is white CS embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Love these ribbons, I think they really tie it all together (hehe...tie it together) (ok, I'm over tired today! haha). The stamp is...guess....Studio G of course, and I added the brads in the corner that matched perfectly. Even tho it's simple, it took me a long time to make it. I was trying a LOAD of different things, and ended up with this. Not to mention that my 3 week old is not overly agreeable to my crafting
Now to find a sentimate for the inside. I was thinking of this one:
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
or this one "Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married."
If I can get Shaelin out of my arms long enough to write one out, now, we'll be all set!!
Happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by!! :)
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Birthday Boy!

Darren's cousin is home from Alberta with his fiance and his little boy. Since they're home for a few weeks, they decided to have their sons birthday here at McDonald's, this thursday. So of course, today I had to force myself to put together a card...(hehe...force doubt!).
Here's what I came up with...I think it's adorable! I saw a card sort of similar to this a few weeks back on a blog that I visit, but I subscribe to a load of blogs, so I have no idea which one it was! I don't remember exactly what the card looked like, either, just that it was a beachy scene.
For mine, I made the sand from cork board that I had, and layered it twice. The edges were shaded with watercolour lead. The water was just blue paper, and I used liquid emboss to make waves and added blue and silver microbeads and sparkle embossing powder. The grass is just scrap paper cut with scissors, and the 'bath mat' is a piece of woven hemp I had lying around. The monkey is a Cuttlebug die, but I replaced the branch in his hand with this cute shovel. The shovel, bucket, 'sun in the sun', starfish and shell all came from a stamp set that I bought 2 years ago, and I don't know the name of the set. The sun is Studio G. Oh, and I cut out a piece of purple striped paper and made trunks for the monkey...hehe too cute. What could me more fun than making a card for a child? For an idea for a little boys card, see one of my previous posts for Chase's birthday. He loved his card. When he opened it, everyone was talking about how I made it, and one woman at the party says "wow, thats crazy". Chase looked at the card, and said "yeah...that IS Crazy" so cute! He's only 3! Thanks for stopping by, I'll have another post soon, as it's my in-laws anniversary on wednesday!
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Friday, July 25, 2008

Here is a sympathy card that I made for my step dad's mother, when her sister passed away. The cardstock is all Kurio, stamp is Studio G. I added a little detail with the paper piercing and the little pearls inside the flowers, which I believe are Martha Stewart.
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This is a Thank you Card that I made for my mom, since she helped out so much by coming to live with us for like, 2 weeks! lol I'm really tired, so I'll quickly give you the ingredients for this card!
Cardstock is Kurio. Stamps are Studio G, except for the middle of the flower, which is Gel-a-Tins. The outside of the flower is a sticker from Martha Stewart.
Thanks mom! xox
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Welcome Shaelin!

It's been a while since I blogged, so let me show you why! Allow me to introduce my baby girl, Shaelin Grace Ellen was born on July 8th. She was 7lbs 3 oz of beauty! Here she is at 2 weeks old. :)
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My beautiful Children! Chase, 3 and Shaelin, 5 days here. :D
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Friday, July 4, 2008

A thank you card for my in-laws who have helped so much lately, especially throughout the last month or so of my pregnancy, by helping to get the nursery and the basement apt ready for this month.

The card is actually NOT as pink as it appears here, and is instead more of an orange tint. The stamp of the swirls came from mom (she told me the company, but I forget), and it's actually double stamped here, once in orange and once in red. The paper that it's stamped on is a distressed yellow, (shocked that the colours are so off in the pic). Then I added a few small pearls from Kurio to accent the swirls. The paper with the flowers is Kurio. The scalloped circles are dotted with a white gel pen, and then stamped with two stamps, both Studio G, the flower on the cake and then the 'thank you'.

I have to say, it's more impressive in person, but you get the idea.
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I created this card this morning, because I have a sweet little boy who's turning 3 in a couple of weeks. Of course, with the new baby coming in the next 6 days (at the most) I'll have very little time afterwards to spend this kind of time on a card. I wanted my son to see how special he is to us, by making him an extra special card. I love how this turned out. I think it really captures what Chase is all about. It's sweet and carefree, and fun and it has his favorite things in it. I can't wait to see his reaction!! Let me explain what I did here. The truck and the tractor are stamps that I bought a few years ago at a dollar store, and never ever used them, because they aren't really nice stamps, they leave spots unstamped I find. Well, I forced them to work!! The tractor I wanted to make a little bigger, so I stamped it, scanned it into my computer, fixed it up a little around the edges and printed off four of them, so that I could paper piece it. The Truck was fine at the normal size, so I used my juiciest pigment, and stamped it 6 times, and embossed them in black powder. This was to avoid the ink smearing when I added the watercolour. It's hard to see here, but I used watercolour leads on both vehicles to add a bit of dimension, and I think the brassy mini brads really added to them too. So cute! So I wanted to make a big sand-pit area, and I found, in my drawer of scraps, a piece of corkboard, also purchased a few years ago at a Dollar Store and never used! What luck! I cut them into hills, and then took my brown watercolour lead to give them dimension as well. I layered this into three layers, which is wat makes the card SO thick! The sky was just some blue textured paper, aquired from mom, (something here had to be aquired from mom, eh!? lol) and I inked the edges with a blue inkpad that's usually quite useless, except for doing paper edging. The cloud is a little piece of batting, attached with glue lines. The Happy Birthday was a stamp from the Dollar Store (not sure the company) and added on with two brassy brads. The papers are all randoms that I had left-overs of, so this card was a mish mash of things that I have not used, or forgotten about. I could NOT be happier with the result, and I think my precious little man, who's growing up WAY too fast, will agree. :)
Happy Scrapping, and happy 4th to those of you in the USA. :)
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Here's the tractor, I love it!!
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The little 3D paper pieced truck. So cute!
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I took this picture so you could get a look at how thick this card's by far the card with the most depth that I've ever made!!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tonight I decided to play around again, and this is what I made. It's not my original idea, and I actually like the original better, which was made by Nancy Morgan, and can be seen at I don't know how she did the petals, but mine were a cut out that I made and used as a stencil. The inside of the flower is some paper piecing done with my new Inkadinkado stamp, and then a brown brad in the middle. The paper inside the flower is Kurio. I used white cardstock for the outside, but I felt I needed something to make the flower petals pop, so I used brown watercolour lead around the outside of the edges, and then I kind of scribbled around the white, to create a marbled affect when the water was added. The Ribbon on the bottom came from Michael''s so cute, it's brown with pink stitching on one side, and the opposite on the other side. I think I'm going to leave this stamp, and add a sentiment when needed.
Now I'm heading to bed to nurse my sunburnt legs!!! Happy scrapping, and good night! :)
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