Thursday, December 30, 2010

Out of the Norm...

So I have a quick post for everyone tonight.

I am going to show you a card I made for a few challenges :

I went for the felt flower ribbon and a felt leaf detail.

Not my usual coloring style - but I was in the mood for something different.
And the sentiment is one of my favourites.

Well, I gotta run but thanks for checking out my card.
I'm hoping to be back tomorrow to have a few more cards to share.

Thanks for popping by!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Summertime In Winter

Evening Ladies,

Tonight I have a card to show you that is very bright and cheery.
This week over at Copic Oz they have challenged us to create a 'Summertime" card using yellows and greens. I was thrilled to join in. Here on the west coast of Canada - we are full swing into winter - and with Christmas having just passed - a summertime inspired card is just what I needed.

I decided to use this little cute bear holding an ice cream. Ice cream totally reminds me of summer. (It's one of my daughters favorite treats) The copics I used for the bear are : Y32, Y35 AND Y38. The ice cream is a combo of : YG11, YG13 & YG63 YG67 (with a little touch of RV29)

I also used the current challenge over at : CPS
which is to pick a past sketch a create a new project.
I chose CPS #120

Hope you enjoy this Sunshiny Inspiration!!

Thanks, Alexis

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Manic World of Mrs Weyremaster: My Top 10 Cards of 2010 Blog Hop

The Manic World of Mrs Weyremaster: My Top 10 Cards of 2010 Blog Hop

My Top 10 of 2010

Hey Everyone,

Since 2010 is coming to an end I thought it would be fun and join the blog hop for top 10 of 2010
Hope you enjoy some of my favourite creations over this past year.

A round card - created for one of my first teaching jobs at the LSS

A Valentine for my hubby

Love the feather!!

Mini cards are so fun to make!!

Love the muted tones

Who doesn't love a birthday monster??

Clean and Simple Christmas

Love this crinkle ribbon

Clean and Simple - out of the box for me!!

and last but not least
A little Christmas watercolor duet.

Thanks to all of the crafters out there who inspired me to make all of these cards. Without all of you - I would have never had all of the inspiration for these!!

Hope you enjoyed looking at my TOP 10!!
And hoping that this next year is full of fun and creating.

thanks, Alexis

Mojo Monday Creation

Hello fellow crafters!!

I have a card to show you today that I love. This is the first time that I have inked up this little cutie from Whippersnapper and the first time that I have used this paper from MME called Fine and Dandy.
Love getting to use new products! Yeah!!
And I even managed to incorporate the current sketch over at the Mojo Monday Blog!!
So, the reasoning for my card is obviously not so good. The lady that I work with; fell on Christmas Eve and broke her hip. OUCH!! And I am going to visit her today. I wanted to make a special card to show her how much she will be missed at work, while she is off. I know she'll love it and I hope she has a speedy recovery because we already miss her a lot!!

Hope you like...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Happy Holidays Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday full of laughter and cheer. We certainly did! I was spoiled this year with a new camera, (yes another!!) and a new Cricut cartridge (that I can't wait to use!!) Here are some photos of my daughter and her favourite present :

Yep, my parents got her a keyboard. She loves it!! She played all day yesterday and actually learned 2 songs!! Yeah for her. In the new year we will put her in lessons. She can't wait.

Here is a picture of her practicing with her dad.

And the last photo is of our crazy tree. Christmas Eve. And this was us - attempting to go "light" this Christmas!! A colosal fail!! Oooppss.

But all was merry and bright!! Wishing all of you a happy holidays and a great new year!! All the best for all of you in 2011.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Birthday Boys

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I have been up to my ears in Christmas cards lately so this mornings craft session was a much needed break. This morning I have 2 cards to show you. My mom asked me if I could make her a few cards to give to my brothers for their birthdays.
(I know  - December birthdays - uggg)

So here is what I came up with :
This first one is for my brother, Eli.
I used the challenge from A Sketch For You To Try
This week they wanted for us to pick a fave sketch from the past and run with it. I chose this sketch  :

And my favorite detail on the card :

I love these large grommets but I don't use them very often because I have to pull out a few tools and take the card outside to wack it on the hard concrete...
they are just kind of fussy. But I do love them!!

And for my other brother, I used the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges
(a bit tweeked)

My brother is quite the handy man and just helped my parents reno their kitchen so I know this card will be a hit.
Here's a close-up of the Copic coloring

Okay well, we are off to the Disney On Ice and then on to my husband's mom's house to visit a new edition to our family.
(My husband's cousin just had their first baby, and we haven't met her yet, so I'm so excited - love babies) Gotta run,
Have a great weekend.