Yes, yes, I'll admit it. I'm a true blue Toronto Maple Leaf fan!! I love my team even if they haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1967. My husband and I try to get to a game each season which isn't always easy. This year we were so fortunate to be able to attend on Canadian Forces Night. Wow!!! This was a spectacular game and I'm not necessarily talking about the score. The game started with paratroopers from Trenton Air Force Base rappelling down from the rafters - one of them was right in front of me - I was so mesmerized I almost forgot to snap a picture.
I used some star dimension chipboards and covered with the bitty scraps of paper I had left. I also covered the letters with the camo paper from Victory. Fun, fun, fun. Of course, I used foam tape to pop up the stars. I also used a cranberry decor journaling spot and pewter round durable studs for some bling.
I was so moved by the number of members of the Canadian Armed Forces in attendance, the beautiful videos of our soldiers and their families. I especially loved the stories of our top commanders of the Armed Forces who missed important events in their children's lives attend with their child. It was so special to see one of our big tough strong military guys walk out with their daughter dressed up like Snow White. The audience had one big "awhhh".
Our true stars of the night were the members of the Armed Forces and their family.
Oh and the Leafs lost and the New York Rangers are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs - the life of a Leaf fan!!
Friday, 18 May 2012
I used a retired paper package called Topstitch which was one of my favourites and still in my stash. The chocolate cardstock is dry embossed and sanded to show the embossed lines. I used the retired stamp set Stitched Alphabet to create the letters - stamp, punch and baby pink floss to embroider. Baby pink embellishments, colonial white ribbon, eyelet edge punch and some chocolate flowers with pink button centres finish off the page.
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."
Doesn't this just describe the innocence of babies.
All photo mats and each page are edge distressed with chocolate ink to add some dimension and continue with the distressed look of the paper.
Flowers and buttons and ribbon - what could be more girly - all in a cluster it makes a great embellishment - topped with a ribbon bow of chocolate grosgrain.
I hope the book has enough pink in it for Daddy!!
Happy crafting everyone and I hope you start your own Paper Traditions.
Posted by Jennifer Kelly at Friday, May 18, 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
This month's card class will feature cards for the guys - more on the masculine side for colour, paper, and stamps. I also decided to add a technique to the class - embossing.
This card features the emboss resist technique which provides a nice focus on the buildings. The Superman image is stamped, coloured, cut out and foam tape used to "pop" him off the page.
Supplies: Superhero Paper Package, Holiday Red Cardstock, Card Word Puzzle and Super Powers My Acrylix, Grey Wool Ink, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, foam tape (all CTMH).
I love the wonderful blues/greens/chocolate colours in the card. The sentiment is just perfect for the man in your life. The clock is stamped and cut out. The man on the bike is embossed with cocoa embossing power, and then popped with foam tape.
Supplies: Victory Paper Package, Outdoor Denim, Kraft, Colonial White Cardstock, Olive and Cocoa Ink, Foam Tape,Cocoa embossing powder, Olive Mini-Medlies (all CTMH)
And finally, for this card I sponged the background and then stamped the sentiment and embossed the tree images. The moon was masked with 1" circle cut from a post-it-note. I liked how it turned out.
Supplies: Whyite Daisy cardstock, Beautiful Things My Acrylix, Sunflower, Autumn Terracotta, Black and New England Ivy inks and Black embossing powder. (all CTMH)
I hope you enjoy these cards and they give you some inspiration to create some masculine cards for the guys in your life.
Posted by Jennifer Kelly at Friday, May 04, 2012