Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sisterhood Challenge : EASTER!

It's that time again - another challenge is going on at The Sisterhood of Crafters and this time around, we're celebrating Easter - be it with a card or project. I don't usually do much for Easter, but with two nieces and two nephews and a severe urge to do something with the awesome Friendship Jar stamp that my sweet blogging buddy Andrea had given me many moons ago, I just had to do this easy little treat pack I had in my head.

The jars were cut out with my razor (also inspired by Andrea's Post - which now that I look back, I wish I'd topped like hers, too!) A medium card bag acted as a perfect jelly bean receptacle and without too much work, I had sweet treats for my favorite little ones, which I'm sure they'll gobble down.

There's more great Easter inspiration over at The Sisterhood of Crafters and you have until April 8th to play along with us!

On a personal note, I'm getting anxious for tomorrow, which is the lady I'm replacing's last day. She's leaving some big boots to fill. I know I'm up to it...I just hope I can survive my first big challenge on Monday & ensure everyone's got their proper hours and pay (it's the one thing that makes me nervous - messing up someone's $$!) Anyways, I have a little gift for her that I'm taking in today so she doesn't end up with too much being hauled home tomorrow for her trip South to Calgary.

I'm hoping someday soon I'll have some actual spare time to do a little blog surfing, but suffice it to say, it hasn't happened lately (as is the case with house cleaning and maintenance!) Thank goodness for MrP and his infinite patience and support. I don't know what I'd do without him!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Sisterhood Birthday Celebration

Using a couple of Viva La Verve Sketches, I managed to make not one, but TWO cards for this week's challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters...a Birthday challenge!

The first one was Chelsey's birthday card (Happy 32nd buddy!) that used the Viva La Verve March Week 1 Sketch and some old DSP that I have always loved, which features Old Olive, Whisper White and Not Quite Navy. A few half pearls, a button and some twine, along with the paper piercing after I couldn't get the bobbin working on the sewing machine and this card was good.

The second card was actually the first that was created (don't even get me started on the angle and how it makes the card look.) It uses the Viva La Verve February Week 2 Sketch and features my previously unloved Rich Razzleberry, Grey, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette papers. This time, it was ol' dots embossing folder, as well as some half pearls to add a little something extra.

Head over to The Sisterhood of Crafters to join in our Birthday challenge - we've got a great prize from Shabby Chic Stamp Company - a Build A Cake stamp set =)

As a personal note, I just started my first couple days at my new job and so far, so good. I was fully expecting to hate it for the first month while I struggled to learn a whole lot in a little time, but I've really enjoyed learning from the current woman in the role and I have some big shoes to fill, but I'm looking forward to giving it my best!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sugar & Spice Congrats : VLV FEB2012 Wk 4, PDCC121

Well it's been a while now (over three weeks) since one of my good friends had her little girl, but I'll finally get to meet her on Saturday so I am glad to have prepared this card using the VLV Feb 2012 Week 4 sketch and the Play Date Cafe Challenge 121 with the perfect inspiration colors.

Enjoyed my first day in Jasper and felt like a real pro at times (usually followed directly with one of my two epic falls). Thankfully, only one of the falls was followed up with a 10' face first slide down the hill. I'm sore today, but we'll head out for a few more runs before we make the (likely) hairy drive back to Edmonton. There's been so much snow - it's been perfect for skiing but crap for driving in. Maybe I'll see if MrP can even get a couple of action shots! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thank You : VLV FEB2012 Wk 1

Well I'm in my last few days of my current job....wait....I haven't actually told you about that?! Let's get back to that in a minute then, shall we?! ANYWAYS, I whipped up this card and dedicate it my office...for the last (almost) five years of keeping me laughing, crying and on my toes.

I used the Viva La Verve February 2012 Week 1 sketch as my starting point. Pretty clean & simple, but quick to do when you're in a mad rush to finish the sketches because of some poorly managed time and a prior mental note that I wanted to participate in every sketch this year. LOL! I did, however, finally whip out my MFT Dizzy Doily Die-namics and some half pearls to shake things up. The patterned paper is some old Bella Bleu DSP from SU! (long since retired) that I have in my stash of (mainly) retired paper. Seems like I should really get on using it up since I'm quite far behind with the new colors and usually just find a similar color in my existing stock that works with the combo.

On to my other news. I start a new job on March 12th! I'm anxious about it, but I know it was the right move. To celebrate, I had two fabulous ladies take me out for supper last night. Makes me think I should get onto my mom's trend of changing jobs more frequently - just so we have an excuse to get out & do a little celebrating =)

Have a great weekend!