Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby squares

Baby cards aren't my strong point - I can never seem to nail cute. I tried this approach instead. It's much more my style-bright colours and simple design. Does it work for a baby card?

Full moon

November is my least favorite month. The days are getting shorter and it usually very wet. There isn't snow in the mountains and the darkness isn't yet offset by sparkling Christmas lights. The first few days of the month this year have had some clear skies and I really got to enjoy the moon, so I guess there is at least one good thing about this time of year.

This card embraces the night, but I couldn't resist using lots of sparkling paper to offset the darkness. I hope you enjoy it.


Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper pieced peachy owls

Here's another series I completed recently. I started out working on some paper piecing while watching TV. I haven't done much and wanted to practice. Since I didn't know how things would turn out, I used colours that aren't my favorites. When I finished a few owls and liked them, I then had the challenge of making cards in colours way outside my comfort zone. Since I was already uncomfortable, I keep going and even made some bows. What do you think?

Oh, and can anyone tell me how to add photo captions or other text after the photos in the Blogger iPod app?? I've still got lots to learn!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Returning with butterflies.

So I didn't do much crafting over the summer and definitely no blogging. I'm happy to say I was spending my time playing outside instead. One of these days I'll throw up some more paddling photos.

Since the weather started to change I've spent a lot more time playing with paper. I've done a number is card series-making multiples of similar style cards. Here's the first set, based on a similar card I made while ago. I actually made another set of the leaf cards before branching out to the butterflies.
I stamped happy birthday crocked on one card and then tried multiple shadows. I didn't like that so tried fixing it with an overlay. It's not great, but I guess that happens some times.

I'll save the next set for next time. And I should be blogging more as I learn to use Blogger on the iPod. It's much easier when I can take photos and blog all on the same device!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer cards from scraps

For the summer, we've got a standing craft night, make it if you can come.  It's great to catch up with everyone - but I haven't been very productive with cards this summer!  I've been trying to catch up with my photo management and plan some scrapbooks, but really, it's because I spend more time chatting than crafting!  One fo the things I decided to do was to only bring my box of scraps, which also contains these awesome odds and ends pack

This week I made one card - I wasn't too happy with it at the end of the night, but looking at the next day, I decided I really liked it.  What do you think?
I liked it some much I decided to make a bunch more:

The embellishments are all from The Dollar Giant, compliments of my sister Liz!  Stamps from Stampin' Up and Stampendous.  Best of all, all the paper is from my scrap box!

Maybe it was such a productive week because the weather felt like fall instead of summer.


Taking over the blogosphere...

I'm ever so slowly expanding my presence in blog-land, which makes me feel like seven months in, I'm accomplishing my learn-all-about-blogging new year's resolution!  Yay for me!

I was mentioned in Kayak Yak - because I was the geek that knew where to find the spill reporting phone number!  For marine incidents, it's the easy to remember 1-800-OILS-911.

And in Mike Jackson's paddling journal for participating in the SISKA/OBSR rescue exercise, which I'm doing again this weekend.

And in a round about way, in Glenda's paper, rock, scissors blog, because she gave me this awesome card for my birthday!

And I promise more cards are coming soon...I was in a creative storm last night and now just need to get out the camera!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


SISKA and OBSR, a set on Flickr.
Yesterday I spent the after practicing a mock kayak emergency with SISKA and Oak Bay Sea Rescue.  It was very eye opening and a great way to enjoy a afternoon on the water.  Mike's blog shows the GPS track we followed - we drifted a long way while OBSR tried to find us - all they knew was that we were "in Haro Straight".  I've posted the photos I took to Flickr.