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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cleaning up my work space....

You have already seen this same image, I coloured 3 at the same time, so after I made the first card, the other 2 pieces are just cluttering my here we go. I finished them, one as a birthday card and the other one as a Get well soon card, but I won't bore you with all the same pictures.
The weather is so beautiful and we are really enjoying the pool and those last days of the summer break....soon it will all be over.
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, August 28, 2010

For the happy birthday boy!

This week our youngest son had a birthday and this is the card I made for him. I am a little bit frustrated with the picture....even with extra lights and the photo looks way better IRL.
If you click on the picture, you get a better idea. And those 2 little black spots where not there before... I took the picture after he got it.
The robot is a little stamp from Michaels, watercoloured with Tombo's. The rest is pretty basic.
I am working on cleaning up some things I started and they are laying on my know, the things that make your workspace smaller and smaller,LOL!
Hope your day is going well, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, August 27, 2010

Really Dutch card

Red, white, blue and a windmill.....I don't think I can make it any "Dutcher", LOL!
A couple of years ago when this SU set was about to retire, my rep thought for sure I wanted this set, but I was, like, oh no, people in Holland don't need those cards from me in Canada......
Then my mom got a set of cards made with this set....she loved it.....apparently her Dutch immigrant friends like those she asks me, do you have the set? No Mom, long story short, I went on Ebay and paid way tooooooooooooo much for this set but I am glad to have it, LOL! My Mom's birthday is coming up and I am making her a set of cards, I better use this set....
I am gonna clean my windows outside, we got some new ones put in and there are so many fingerprints on them, it will top off my Dutch feeling!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Big flower card

Yesterday I got to use this stamp from a friend, I forgot the name of the company again... It's a huge, flower stamp and I coloured it with....watercolour crayons from SU.
I haven't used those in was fun to colour with them, different and first I wasn't sure if it was gonna work. So after I was done colouring, I sprayed glimmer mist all over it and put some stickles on it, cut it out and put it on the embossed background. The sentiment says happy birthday in Dutch.
I think it turned out nice, what do you think?
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two Just Rite cards

Here are 2 of the cards we made at the class at SGD.
In total we made 4 cards but I am pretty sure that I have showed you the other 2 already, we had a great time and I really like teaching those classes, meeting new and old friends and then stamp together! We even had some dessert! It can't get any better.
The stamps we used were from Just Rite and the little sentiment from CDS, the Just Rite stamps are wonderful and they go so well with all the Nestabilities and punches.
Sheila happened to get some of the new arrivals in last night and you know what that means.........
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Friday, August 20, 2010

Inspired by a friend.....

For this card my inspiration came from my friend Joyce, her link is in the sidebar. She made a card with this stamp and coloured it with yellow and orange, very pretty.
I have to admit , I have had this stamp for over a year and played with it but never made it into a card, I usually kept the, surprise! It looks way better in yellow, such a smart friend I have, LOL!
I coloured it last night, cut it out, poured some Chrystal effect over it and this morning I finished the card, I should be cleaning up here in our house.....
The weather is so much cooler and with the humidity gone, it's nice to be outside again.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Magnolia girl

Here is a card I made last week and forgot to post. It's a Magnolia stamp, I don't have a lot of Magnolia's but they sure are nice.

She is coloured with Prisma's and Gamsol, I started with a piece of dp, didn't work, nothing worked so I made my own. The dies are from Nellie Snellen and the flowers from Joycraft, I was very excited to find those in Novi.

Don't forget that today between 3-5 pm you can come to SGD for a FREE MAKE AND TAKE!

Hope to see you there, Anja

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

More flowers

For a while I didn't have any watercolour paper left so my Tombo's got a break and I kept happily colouring with my prisma's and Gamsol. Now I have a new pack, so I used my Tombo's again, I almost forgot how much I like these many choices, so little time. This is really an Anja card, pink, green, flowers and pearls.
The stamp I got at the garage sale from SGD for practically nothing.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Red, black and white...

There is not much stamping going on in my house, this is a card I made last week and it's one of those, mmm, not so sure, too busy on the left side, wrong sentiment?
The white cuttlebugged background is done on glossy paper, it gives the card some extra's.
Even though I go over my paper with the embossing buddy and a dryer sheet, I still get some white speckles, I don't like that, I also have a tiny little brush which I use before I heat set, just not perfect. Maybe a smaller sentiment would have been better, oh well, it is what it is, time to move on.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Heartfelt Creations

First of all, this picture doesn't really show how beautiful the card is!!
I had seen the beautiful dies and stamps from Heartfelt Creations....but didn't buy Sheila from SGD is carrying them, how convenient!!
This company makes stamps and Spellbinders has designed the dies for them, you read that right, exclusive for Heartfelt Creations!! It makes cutting out the flowers so easy and you can do so many beautiful things!!
You can read all about it HERE.
As you can see on the website, there are different stamps and dies, oh, the choices we have to make, LOL!!
On Thursday, August 19 from 3 - 5 PM there is a FREE MAKE AND TAKE at SCRAPPINGREATDEALS and we will use some of those new dies!!! Come on out and see what they are all about! It will be fun! I can't wait to show you all the possibilities!!
Hope to see you all there, have a great day, Anja

Friday, August 13, 2010

The same PB flowers....

This stamp was still laying around on my desk, somewhere between a lot of other stuff. So when I started cleaning up, I had to play with it again. Coloured with prisma's and Gamsol and some sponging afterwards.
This Fiskar punch has been a favourite too the last couple of days, time to clean my space and get something else out.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Teddy bear inchies

I got this set with lots of teddy bears from Rubbernecker, I actually numbered them on the back so it's easier to find them, there is 24 in the set! They fit perfectly on the inch squares!
Since I had my alcohol inks out, I started with a strip of that, some blue and silver in there.
The bears got some sparkle with silver and diamond stickles. I want to make another one in pink, it's an easy card to make and I like how it turned out.
Hope you like it too, have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Praying for you......

It is late afternoon but it feels like morning to me.....I went with my son last night on his summer night job delivering newspapers. Everything looks so different at night and it was very foggy too at some spots. We saw some animals and only a couple of other cars. Quite the experience! Now about my card....
The background of this card is made with alcohol inks on glossy paper, it was hard to get a good picture. The image is stamped with stazon and for the rest it is a pretty basic card. The ribbon needs to be there.....I had a sentiment there first but kind of messed up.
Now I am off to make supper for the family, thanks for looking, Anja

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sponged background

So many ideas going through my many things you can do with paper, ink and stamps....good thing I had some serious cleaning to do so that I could think about a card. An old farm house that we were renting out came empty........ There is a lot of cleaning required so hopefully that will mean lots of card ideas, LOL!
If you need time to think, come on over and bring your gloves.....Just kidding!
I have used a Penny Black flower on glossy paper. The bg is inked sponged on, I did this first before I stamped. After I had stamped the flower, I sprayed some glimmermist over it and then I wiped it off with a tissue , I wasn't sure if I was gonna reck the image but it didn't.
It gave it a softer look, which I like.
Then I had to add some stickles and voila, the card was made.
Have a great day and thanks for looking, Anja

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just Rite elegant card

The Just Rite stamps are so pretty, I love them!!
I have not posted for a couple of days, but I did finish about 45 Christmas cards so that's why.
Today I had time to play with this set.....I stamped it first with a border....but by accident I cut it off, oh well, you have to be creative. Since I had already coloured this piece, I finished the card.
I really like it myself, love this style, flowers, bling, stickles, pink and green and what about that new CB folder? Like that one too.
Hope you are having a great day, thanks for stopping by, Anja

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fuzzy High Hopes baby

Yesterday I didn't have any inspiration.......sigh, it wasn't a productive day, but I cleaned up my scraparea. A little trip to Sheila at SGD did wonders for my creative juices, LOL! Honestly, I had to drop something off.........
but I also picked something up! This cute baby stamp is from High Hopes, I coloured with Prisma's and Gamsol, and I put some fuzzy, white stuff on the cloud.
One of the little hearts on the bottom is popped up. The big bling is from the Dollarstore.
Hope you can stay cool in this hot and humid weather!!!
Thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Teen Soccer Boy

Today I am sharing a card with you made with a stamp I got at the garage sale. Perfect for teenage boys, I think. It's a fun and easy stamp to colour, the soccer ball is cut out, popped up and then I added crystal effects.
It's another hot and humid day here, I am so lucky I get to spend time again at the looks like my last appointment and everything should be done!
Oh well, it will be cool there, have a great day, Anja

Monday, August 2, 2010

Playing with some leftovers.....

Happy Holiday Monday, for us Canadians!!
We are gonna enjoy this day by going to friends who have a cottage on the lake!
The Greeting farm girl from 2 days ago and this Sarah Kay girl were coloured at the same time, can you tell. I had the same dp in mind....and the cards are not that different. All the dp is gone, and the leftovers are used. Time to start a new card.....
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Sunday, August 1, 2010

SU Happy Birthday

It's good to have friends...........especially the ones that share the stamping with you!! This stamp isn't mine either, it is from a SU set, sorry, don't know the name.
Coloured with prisma's and Gamsol. I have noticed that the main image isn't exactly in the middle, when I put the bling on the sides I found that out, oh well, it is as it is.
The little butterfly is popped up, the rest of the card is pretty basic.
Hope your day is going well, we are off to church and then a birthday party, take care, Anja