A diary of both my life and my art work, a reflection of time and growth.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Frosty Sketch

I made this card for today's sketch challenge I just love the sketch for today it is perfect for this image! The snowman is from Inkadinkado and the Snowflakes and greeting are from Verve Visual, the winter wishes set, I love the snowflakes and the greetings I think they will be seeing a ton of ink this year! *wink*

My gosh is blogger running funny this morning, anyone else having troubles it is so slow or not loading at all! Grrr...... I hate it when things run slow.......LOL!

If you are interested in try this challenge you will find it here Sketch Challenge 148

Supplies: Inkadinkado, Verve Visual Winter Wishes, Real red, River Rock, Old Olive, Dashing DP, Shimmer White, Palette Noir Hybrid Ink, Real Red, Soft Sky inks, Copics, Liquid Applique, Stickles, Holly leaves and Brad, Ticket Corner punch, Ribbon and Dimesionals.


Quick Teacher's Halloween Gifts

Here are some quick teacher's gifts I made the girls aides, I just love how they turned out! The one with spiders are stickers from Scrappopotamus they are so cool! The first one is filled with Lindt Lindor Milk chcolate balls Mmmmm delicious!! I know cause I ate the rest of the bag.........LOL!

Well my IEP meeting went very well yesterday whew!! Glad that that is over!!

Happy Halloween Everybody!!!

Supplies: Papertrey Halloween stamps, Only Orange, Black card stock, Ribbon, Scalloped circle and Circle punches, clear Pillowbox


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Yummy RAK!!!

Look at this yummy RAK I got from Rhonda at Rhonda's Design Haven!! OH My Word I love it!! So pretty I love the colors I really need these colors!! Thank you so much Rhonda you rock!!

I am so happy I joined Jen's (Pieces Of Me) monthly RAK club!! Woohoo!! I love getting goodies in the mail, so much better then bills!

Once again thank you so much to Rhonda for the beautiful gift and to Jen for hosting this awesome club!

I hope to be back later today with something, I have 2 back to back meetings at the school this morning so it didn't leave me any crafting time. I hate IEP meetings they are totally draining for me, wish me well.......LOL!


I have been nominated!

For the You make Me Smile Award that is!! I was nominated by Rhonda's Design Haven, Mum on the Run, and Kathy's Kreations thank you so much ladies!! You all make me smile too!! Now I am to nominate some bloggers that make me smile, well YOU ALL DO!! So consider yourself nominate by me!!

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful all the people in the crafting world are, thank you for always making me feel special!!


Monday, October 29, 2007

Stocking Happiness

I just love this Sockafellabella it is the cutest!! I am so totally in love with SU's Dashing Paper the colors are fabulous! I used my Copics to color the image in, and stickles to highlight the holly berries, so sparkly in real life. I'm not normally a Bella girl but this image is just too cute! I think I am enjoying making holiday cards!

Not too much longer now just one more week and my sister will be getting her tests, she has to travel 5 hours just to get to the hospital for the tests so it is going to be a long day for her, her hubby has booked the day off and plans to be with her for all the tests, I am so happy she won't be alone. I will keep you posted on any news.

Supplies: Sockafellabella, River rock, Real red, Old Olive, and Shimmer card stock, Dashing DP, Palette Noir Hybrid ink, Cuttlebug, copics, Ticket corner punch, Stickles, Liquid Applique, Ribbon, Brads, Holly leaves and holly brad, Glimmer mist, and Dimesionals.


Sunday, October 28, 2007

O' Christmas Tree

Well they finally arrived, my Papertrey stamps that is! It only took a month for then to get here, man I hat the postal system, and now that they are getting into their heavy season it will probably take two month for my next set to get here........LOL! I just adore this Christmas tree, it has the ability to be done up really cute or you can do it up really classy depending on the colors and adornments you choose.

I used stickles for the holly berries and to cover the star, it is so pretty and sparkly in real life. I also used my holly leaves and berry brads from Making Memories again, I just love them!! The holly leaves are just like Primas. You just have to try these I promise you will love them!

Supplies: Believe (Papertrey), Real Red, Old Olive, Shimmer White card stock, Palette Noir Hybrid Ink (heat set), Copic Markers, Stickles, Ribbon, Brads, Holly leaves and berry brads (MM), Ticket Corner punch, Cuttlebug, and Dimesionals.


Friday, October 26, 2007

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

I just love this snowman from Inkadinkado, he is just so darling, I couldn't resist inking him up! I stamper him on Shimmer paper with Palette Noir Hybrid ink and heat set it to prevent running then I used my Copics to color him in. Not too sure if you can tell but on the River rock layer that is embossed with the snowflakes folder from cuttlebug also has been misted with my Tattered Angels glimmer mist (Eclectic Paperie) this stuff is awesome, essentially glitter spray way cool!

Man has bit been frosty here in the mornings probably not too far off from getting some snow, I love winter I just would like to have my winter tires on before the snow flies, guess I had better get my butt in gear......LOL! I just love the warm cozy nights at home that winter provides, snuggled up with your loved ones in a blanket watching a movie, yep those are some of my favorite moments of winter, not to mention Christmas is in the winter!

Supplies: Snowman from Inkadinkado, Real Red, Old Olive, river Rock, Shimmer White card stock, Dashing DP, Palette Noir Hybrid ink, Copics, Glimmer Mist(Eclectic Paperie) , Holly and berry Brad (MM), Cuttlebug, Ticket Corner punch, Brads, Ribbon, and Dimesionals.


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Frosty and Friends

I made this card for today's sketch challenge, I really like this layout!! I love these colors together Bashful Blue and Baroque Burgundy(Retired), the Baroque Burgundy matches the purely pomegranate satin ribbon perfectly.
I used my Copics to color the snowmen in, and for the snow I used liquid appliqué and stickles.

I can't telly you how happy I am that the school board card order for 90 cards is done and picked up such a good feeling! No it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards. So here is one of many I need to do......LOL!

Supplies: Festive Favorites, Bashful Blue and Baroque Burgundy card stock, Holiday thyme DP(Retired), Palette Noir hybrid ink, Copics, Stickles, Ribbon, Brads, liquid appliqué , Snowflake Button, and Dimesionals.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Spooktacular Halloween

I got this cutest Penny Black stamp from a Eclectic Paperie yesterday in the mail. It was just begging to be inked up......LOL! The DP is from Jeepers Creepers. Not too sure if you can tell but the candy corn paper is shimmery and some of the candy has glitter on it, it is such cool paper!

I used my copics to color the image in, still trying to get a hang of these darn things, anyone wanna teach me? The sentiment stamp is from Gina K. I made this card for Megan's aide for Halloween, she is always so fun to be around and loves dressing up every year for Halloween. Are you ready for Halloween? I think I have bought the candy three times over now......LOL! My girls have picked their costumes Megan is going to be Superman...........she has a thing for super heroes, Stephanie wants to be an angel so we are still on the hunt for the perfect costume, hopefully we find it! Do you dress up? I'm a party pooper no dressing up for me......LOL!

Have a Spooktacular Day!

Supplies: Penny Black, Gina K stamps, Morning Marigold, Black, Paper trey white card stock, Jeepers Creepers Dp, Palette Noir Hybrid ink, MM shimmer brads, MM mini Halloween brads, May arts Ribbon, Slot punch, Copics, Stickles, +
and Dimensionals


Monday, October 22, 2007

Thanks For Your Support Treat Box

Today's TLC challenge was to make Qbee peek-a-boo-box. I love this little treat box it is a perfect thank you gift, i will be making a few for my sister to give to the hospital staff that will be administering her tests. I used my Langley Boy Designs stamps again I have to tell you i just love this set!! You can find them available here Stamping Freak.

If you are interested in trying this challenge or would like the directions you can find them here TLC139 - Qbee's Peek-a-boo Boxes. Well I am so happy I complete my order for the school board!! Whew now I can move onto something else..............LOL!

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, CHF Polka Dot BG, Pretty in pink, black and WW card stock, Black ink, Copics, Ribbon, Circle and Square punches, Acetate and Dimesionals.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fabulous Flower Chest Part 2

I'm sorry I didn't get this up yesterday but it turned into a madhouse around here.......LOL! Here is what I came up with for the inside of this chest, I found the bubble bath/ lotion set at Michael's for a $1.50 (CAN.) or $1.00 (US) and they fit perfectly inside! I painted the inside of the chest with acrylic paint and added some DP and ribbon to the bottles of bubble bath and lotion.

So for a total of $3.25 we have created the cutest little gift for friends or family or even for craft fairs! The chest was $1.75 and the goodies were $1.50 and there maybe about .75 cents worth of materials!

Pictured below are the items before they were altered. I hope you enjoyed my frugal idea!

My sister finally got an appointment for her tests November the 6th. Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers! Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers, please pray for the results of the test to come back negative.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Simple Elegance

The first card I made is for today's limited supply challenge quick and elegant the challenge was to use the following materials:

one floral image (stamped once or generation stamping - repeated stamping without re-inking)
one swirly type stamp
sentiment (optional)

solid or patterned paper
limit your layers


Quick Tools (Optional)
paper piercer
Cuttlebug for dry embossing

So this is what I came up with not too sure if it would be considered elegant? However i love the splashes of red against the black and white, very striking.

The second card is the same basic styling with a little added bling!! What a difference a little bling can make, takes on a whole new look. I love the square bling not too sure if you can tell in the photo but they are mirrored, looks very cool in real life. I got them from Just Brads and Eyelets

Our trip to the dentist went well yesterday, Megan has to see a pediatric dentist, she needs to be sedated for any real work, and she will be soon.....LOL! They found some cavities between her teeth so she will have to go back and be sedated for them to be able to do the work. The good news is that while they are in her mouth they are going to put a sealant on her teeth, now that they are all adult teeth it should help protect them from further cavities.

The good thing about going to the dentist in Kelowna is there is a Michael's there!! So i got to go to Michael's I wandered over to the lighting section and found all the OTT Lites at 40% off woohoo anyone wanting one now is the time!

Michelle has asked what I am going to do with the box I created yesterday well............ I will show you a little later today!! I found a perfect filling for the inside!

Supplies: Fancy pants stamps, Black, Real red and WW card stock, DP, Black ink, Copics, Label, Circle, slot and Oval punches Ribbon, Bling, Brads, and Dimensionals


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fabulous Flower Chest

Today's way to use challenge was to use wood, I had just bought this little wooden chest from the dollar store so this was a perfect challenge for me. I covered the box with brocade DP using modge podge to secure it. Sorry for the short post but I have to take Megan to the dentist in Kelowna, so I am off.

Supplies: Fabulous Flowers, Brocade paper, Chocolate chip craft ink, Clear EP, Bling, wooden chest, and dimensionals.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pink Snowflakes

This card is a combination of yesterday's color challenge using pinks and today's sketch challenge. I love pink with snowflakes it's so pretty! The snowflakes were stamped on glossy paper and embossed with clear embossing powder, then i sponged on the pink. The pinks seem to be a better match in real life, I always find pink hard to photograph.

I just wanted give you all an update on my sister, there is still NO date for tests yet, we are becoming frustrated with the amount of time they are taking, please continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Supplies: Snowflake spot, Pretty in pink Papertrey white, Glossy paper, DP, Pretty in pink, Versa mark, Clear embossing powder, Brads, ribbon and Dimesionals.

We also got this super cute card from Chelsey to congratulate us on the re-launching of Langley Bot Designs isn't she just the sweetest!! Check out her blog she is only 17 and such an awesome stamper One Canadian Chick

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Birthday Wishes

I was asked by a friend who works for the school board to make some birthday cards for them to hand out to staff on their birthdays. this is the design I came up for some of the masculine cards, I kept it simple because I have so many to do.

Well I guess I am off to finish making the rest of these. Hoping everyone is having a super day!!

Edited to Add
You can find a tutorial for this shirt on Cambria's blog here Stamp a little love baby. For the larger shirt i just doubled the measurments.

Supplies: Party punch, Creamy caramel, bravo Burgundy, DP, Bravo Burgundy ink, Buttons, Brads, ribbon, Label punch, Cuttlebug and dimesionals.


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Peaceful Wishes

Todays featured stamper on SCS's featured stamper challenge was stampertammy her gallery is so awesome, so many beautiful cards it was so hard to narrow it down to just one. I chose to CASE her Peaceful Wishes card. I love how pretty her card looked, such a soft and beautiful Christmas Card.

For my card I did change a few things I changed some of the colors, added a photo corner, eyelets, and stickles. I also added the background stamp.

If you are interested in trying this challenge you can do so here FS36--Who could it be.......

Supplies: Peaceful Wishes, Weathered BG, Baroque Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Papertrey white card stock, Baroque Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Versa mark inks, Gold embossing powder, stickles, photo corner, corner rounder punch, eyelets, Ribbon, cord, and dimensionals.


I was tagged by Paula at Paula Ponders to play The name game.

The NAME GAME. The name of the game is to list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life, for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name and game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

My Middle name is Kora with a “K” see letter “R” for explanation…….LOL!

K : Kids I have 2 and they fill my heart with joy.

O : Opinionated, that is me……LOL! I love to share my opinion with anyone who will listen……unfortunately there is no one who wants to listen!

R : Rare if there is something rare it is my family I can’t tell you how many times I have heard the words “that should never have happened” or “I have never seen this before!

A : Autism a cause very near and dear to my heart, who knew such a little word could alter my world with such a a big bang…………I have learned so much from autism, things I can’t even begin to bring into words it should be Awe-tism!!

Now I get to choose 4 blogger to tag one for each letter of my middle name so I chose:

Tara at Tara's Paper Crafts

Michele at Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker!

Nancy at Nancy's Creative Mess

and Tracy at Tracy's Happy Place


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Jason!!

Happy Birthday to my hubby Jason who is 30 today!! I am so proud to be his wife he is an amzing man, my night in shining armor!! So here is a little slide show I put together to show you all how much fun my years with Jason have been and how I can't wait to see what the next year will bring!
Happy Birthday Jason
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I love you Jay!! Happy Birthday!!

Answered to yesterday's burning question.....Where did I get that Apple stamp?

It is made by hero arts and I bought it on Ebay last year, I believe it was new last year so you should still be able to find it.


Friday, October 12, 2007

Just Add Apples

I did it again...........made another acetate 2,4,6,8, box that is........LOL! Here are the instructions if you need or want them 2,4,6,8 Box instructions. I filled the box with caramels and included some Popsicle sticks with it too, so you just have to add apples! I love this little gift it is perfect to send to family and friends at a distance, this one is for my sister. Mmmmmm who doesn't love caramel........mmmmmmm yummy good!

The Caramel apple is covered with crystal effects to give it the look of real caramel.

Supplies: Caramel Apple Stamp, Creamy Caramel, Real Red, VV card stock, watercolor paper, Brads, Ribbon, Corner rounder punch, Crop-i-dile, Crystal effects, Popsicle sticks, Red line tape, Acetate, Markers.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fabulous Bling

Todays Way to use it Challenge was to use was to use bling and I love bling!! I just my my order from Just Brads and Eyelets and I got these gorgeous turquoise flower centers so I knew I had to use them for this challenge!

Well the sun has finally peeked out from behind the rain clouds Yippie!! It has been so stormy lately it will be so nice to have a dry day around here.

Supplies: Fabulous Flowers, Filigree BG, Tempting turquoise, chocolate chip card stock, baroque DP, Chocolate chip, craft ink, Clear embossing powder, Brads, Stickles, Ribbon, Circle cutter, dimesionals, and corner rounder punch.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Creepy Crawly Mailboxes

I decided to make some Halloween mailboxes for my girls, these mailboxes are from the Target $ spot, I was lucky enough to find someone who would send me a bunch since we don't have Target stores in Canada, can't wait for the day when the decide to set up some stores here!

The spider web paper is so cool the wed is actually flocking!! So it even feel a bit creepy..........LOL! I hope the girls enjoy their treats, I think I will make another one to give to my nephew.

Thank you for all your well wishes I am starting to feel better the antibiotics are kicking in so the pain has lessoned a great deal.

Supplies: Batty For You, Only Orange, VV card stock, DP, Ribbon, Circle and Scalloped circle punches


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

One Little Two little Three Little Penguins

I love this little penguin stamp from Gina K, he is just so sweet! I stamped him three time and used my SU markers to color them in, my copics STILL aren't here yet.......*insert pouty lip here* Well I didn't manage to get any pink into this card, I will try harder next time.

Well i didn't make it down to my studio yesterday like I planned instead I spent it in emergency I was have chest pain, nausea, and back ache. So off to emergency we went to get it checked out after a ton of tests, all indicating my heart is good Yippie!!! It seem the problem is an infection in Gallbladder pipes (Dr's Words) I had my gallbladder out out 4 years ago, didn't realize they leave the plumbing behind......LOL! During a chest xray we also discovered a calcification on my lung, probably nothing more then scar tissue from a cold but he would like me to have it looked at further, so that is how I spent my Thanksgiving, needless to say we are having our Thanksgiving dinner tonight.

Supplies: Gina K stamps, Night of Navy, real Red, DP, Black, and Brilliance white ink, Markers, Liquid Applique, Ribbon, brads, cuttlebug, Corner rounder punch, Gel pen and Dimesionals.


Monday, October 08, 2007

I saw this over at my Time's blog My Stampendence and thought she had a fabulous idea for everyone to post this on their blogs or email it to someone. So I am posting this for my sister, who is still waiting for a date for her tests to look for Inflammatory Breast Cancer, we are praying her tests come back negative, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.

Well I am heading down to my craft room to hopefully come up with a project for the past two days i have spent hours down there and come up with nothing :( it has been so frustrating oh where has my stamping mojo gone? If you find it please return it to me here at diaries of a stamper.........LOL!!

Happy Turkey Day to my fellow Canadians! and Happy Columbus day to my American friends!

Think ing of Tanice
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Friday, October 05, 2007


I made this card for today's limited supply challenge and in light of it being Breast Cancer Awareness I made a pink card for my sister who is waiting to under go tests for Inflammatory Breast Cancer.

I am so looking forward to the long weekend, no daycare kiddie for 3 days.....Yippie!! I hope I will be able to be in my studio all weekend! with no family near by Thanksgiving will be quiet around here, just us so it will be a pretty low key.

What are you doing for this Thanksgiving/Columbus Day weekend!

I just got this in an email, please help!!
Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

Click Here to Give - it's FREE


Supplies: Fancy pants stamps, WW card stock, Daisy D's Lullaby Collection DP, Chipboard, Brads, ribbon, Cuttlebug, and Dimensionals.


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Rubber Stamp Tapestry!!

I am so pleased to announce that I am now on the design team for Rubber Stamp Tapestry!! Susan at Rubber Stamp Tapestry contacted me and asked me if I would like to create some cards for them, Yes!! Was what I said have you seen their images they are gorgeous!! I am so excited, and can't wait for my stamps to get here so I can get busy creating!! If you have never seen their stamps before you should head over to Rubber Stamp Tapestry and take a peek!

I am also going to be working along side the super talented Amanda McIlhatton you can check out her awesome blog here HAPPY ACCIDENTS

I hope to be back later today with a creation, the little daycare kiddie I have is sick, very sick so once she home I will have some time to craft..............I hope!


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Welcome to the Colony

here is another card using Langley Boy Designs "Getting Buggy With It" set now available through Gina K at Stamping Freak!! I just love the ants and they saying it fits perfect for welcoming new neighbors to the neighborhood! Which we just happen to have.

Thank you for all your care and concern for my sister, I talked at length with her last night she was going to go back to the Dr. today and ask for an ultrasound to get things moving. She lives in the Northwest Territories, so they usually have to travel for services but her town does have an ultrasound so while she is waiting to hear of the schedule for her tests in Yellowknife, she can be ruling out some other things. Unfortunately our medical system moves slow, so we will have to be a bunch of squeaky wheels. Please continue to keep Tanice in your thoughts and prayers and I will keep you updated with any information I get.

On another note because my blog was already pink, I am going to try to incorporate pink into all my cards for the month of October!

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, Chocolate Chip and WW card stock, Basic gray Mellow DP, Black ink, Markers, Brads, scalloped circle punches, Corner rounder punch, Ribbon, and Dimesionals.


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