Friday, December 10, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes

I made this card a few weeks ago, and it makes me feel so cosy!!  Makes me want to snuggle up with some hot cocoa, and . . . since it's my birthday today, and . . . it sure is cold outside, . . . I may just go do that!!

I also just submitted this card to the current CREATE blog Card challenge! which asks for Christmas cards that do NOT use Red or Green.

Thanks 4 your time!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Inspired by . . .

I've been away from posting for a while again--without a functioning camera, it makes it hard to do so.  I made this card a while ago after I was inspired by this card by Mariana Grigsby.

I loved it SO much I tried to replicate it as closely as I could.  Here's my version (of course the Blackberry photo doesn't make it look as great):

Going to start on my Christmas cards now . . . night-night!

Thanks 4 your time!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Embellish Challenge-Vintage

Quick post today--still trying to get chores done here around the house before we head out with the kids to our friends' Halloween party tonight!  Owen's going as a Skeleton (although he's thinking he may want to be Woody from Toy Story instead); Caden's going as a green bug; and Mark and I are going as characters from the HBO series True Blood!!

This card's for the current Embellish Challenge--Vintage.  I'm do not typically do the vintage style, but here's my attempt.  The colours on my card match the challenge swatch SO much better in real life. The ribbon really is rust coloured (I Promise!).  Our camera broke this week, so I had to take the image with my husband's Blackberry.

Thanks 4 your time!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Curtain Call {Act 52}

LOVED these colours from this week's Curtain Call challenge {Act 52}:

Since they're not traditionally Christmas colours, I thought I'd challenge myself further with making a Christmas card--after all, I really need to get lots of them made both to sell at the spa and give away.
Here's what I came up with:

I used Glossy Accents to make that ornament look like a glass ball ornament!  And you can never go wrong with damask print either.  I think it will be all over my Christmas cards this year!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Curtain Call {Act 51}

Okay, I was away from blogging for months, but I've got myself on a role the last couple of days . . . perhaps because I've really been cranking out some cards . . . I got some killer mojo . . . and the ideas seem to be coming effortlessly . . . which I guess gives me the energy to post . . .
   Any way . . . I saw Curtain Call's current colour challenge, and I felt inspired to play along.

I've been using Perfect Pearls lately--finally got around to watching a tutorial on how to use them.  I love the subtle shimmer they add.  I also like this check box sentiment; you can check off what ever occasion you need.

I also made this card for my BFF today; she had a bad day at work on Friday, so I'm going to mail this to her work this week to keep her smilin'.  I used another one of those library cards I made on Word.  My BFF and I are both high school English teachers, so I thought I'd go for a TEXT theme.

Thanks 4 your time!

EBTKS Challenge 24

I haven't played with the EBTKS (non-sketch) challenge in a while, but when I saw their current challenge which uses this as an inpiration . . .

I couldn't help but think of a Studio G stamp I bought months ago, but had never used.
A closer look:

I kept the stamp out and stamped it with Versamark onto this die-cut label, and whipped up another card.  This one is not for the challenge.

Thanks 4 your time!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Embellish Challenge w/ Felt

I have to admit, when I looked at the current Embellish challenge, the colour combo threw me for a loop; however, the moment I thought of using woodgrain for the brown, this card sort just came together, and I'm surprisingly pleased with it . . . although, I'm thinking I need to add some twine somewhere.

 That centre label looks a bit peachy in the photo, but it is PTI's Sweet Blush.

Also, I thought I'd share my first Christmas Card Gift set I made this season.  It's for my aunt--she owns the spa where I sell my cards, so what better person to make a set for.  She sings in a choir, so I thought I'd incorporate sheet music into the cards as a theme. 

 Here's the whole set; I'll package them into a small red gift bag with the envelopes. I hope she likes it!!

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada!  I have SO much to be thankful for, including the snippets of time I get to craft, and thankful 4 you taking the time to visit me!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Embellish Challenge

We'll I'm making another Embellish challenge deadline.  Keeping it short, because I have to tackle a pile of laundry that's reaching the height of a skyscrapper!!
Here's their great challenge:

Here's my first card:
 A closer look at the shimmer of Perfect Pearls on the butterfly:

Here's my second card:
Another closer look; I just made the Library card by creating a table in Word:
Sorry for the lighting in the photos; it's even thrown the colours off a bit :(
Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Meeting a challenge deadline!!

Well, I finally downloaded photos into my laptop, so I'm actually going to meet a deadline for 2 challenges that inspired my following card!

. . . and here's my card:

As for Embellish's last challenge I didn't meet; here's the colour palette

Here's my card:
I really liked this colour combo, so I also used it to make the following card for my cousin's baby shower. 
 I just LOVE those little hangers I made from the thin wire pulled from wired ribbon!!   I couldn't resist making another onesie/hanger card for our friends who had a baby boy last week (they named him Tyce--obviously)
Finally, I played around with some techniques with my new favourite stamp set--PTI's Delightful Dahlia. 
Off to do some homework!!  They joys of being back to school!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Where I've been . . .

So I haven't posted since June!!  That's right!  June!!!  In fact, I haven't done much blogging at all . . . here are some of the reasons why: 

  1. my son Caden turned one on June 1st and he is one BUSY boy!!  This leaves me no time to craft during the day, and I'm exhausted by the time he goes to bed for the night.

  2. we had a fun but busy summer.

  3. I gave myself some time away from blogging because it started becoming more of a chore.  I was giving myself too much pressure to finish challenges and post them . . . and let's face it, as a busy working mom of 2, I didn't need another item on the "TO DO" list. 
Don't get me wrong; it doesn't mean I haven't created at all.  I have!!  In fact, I even made a number of cards inspired by challenges; yet, I never got around to posting them in time.  Also, I have kept visiting many of my favourite blogs, but I didn't allow myself to start commenting, because I knew that would suck me back in. 

My blog is called "Time 4 Creativity", and what I wanted to give myself over the last couple of months was that: TIME.  It's been nice to just create for the sake of creating, without the pressure of entering challenges (only to be disappointed when your card is never selected).  I've also continued to create to sell.  My cards are still selling quite well at my aunt's spa, which has been great!! 

Any way, it's been a lazy Sunday around here, and I thought I'd hop back on.  Here are a few photos of some of the cards I made this summer:

This onesie stamp has become my favourite for baby cards!

I'm also loving PTI's Delightful Dahlia stamp set

Other random occasions--

Thanks 4 your time!