Wednesday, May 15, 2013


....that took way longer than I thought.  I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post.  We have been swamped at the store.  I thought maybe life would get back to normal once we got through April, but it just didn't happen.  At the end of April we decided to move the store to a new location and now we are in the process of doing that.  This will take a few more weeks to accomplish.  We will have 2 locations for most of the month of June.  Fortunately the new store is only 4 stores away from our current location so it will be a fairly easy move.  We hope to have our new location at #123 Lonsdale Avenue open the first week of June.

So with all we have going on I really haven't had too much of a chance to get in my craft room.  I did manage to get one day off and spend it in my craft room last week.  I invited my friend Christine over and we spent the afternoon chatting and crafting.  She made a fabulous mini album and I made some Mother's Day cards.
Here are 2 of the cards I made...both are done with the All About Mom stamp set by Amy R. from CC Designs.
For the first card I used Ranger archival ink to stamp the greetings and the scrolls and edged the oval with midnight black versa magic ink.  I cut the flowers out using the Mother's Day Bouquet cricut cartridge and a small ek success flower punch.  The leaves are from a poppy stamps die called "meadow leaf".  I used a stylus and cloud white versa magic ink to add some detail to the leaves and stamped the white flowers with some random designs.  The patterned paper & ribbon are from the Do Craft Papermania Bexley Black line.

For the second card I used the same layout but changed up the paper, ribbon & leaves.  This patterned paper is from 2008 called Daisy Downpour by Imaginisce.  The ribbon is still from the Bexley Black line and the leaves were cut out on the cricut using the Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge.  I used the stylus and white chalk ink to add details as well.  I used some grey rhinestones for the flowers but black rhinestones on the corners.  I also stamped the inside with a sentiment "I love you" & "Happy Mother's Day".

Kit was very happy to have a craft day as well.  I think she has been missing them.  I didn't get as much as I planned done because she decided she should be the centre of attention.  So I spent a lot of time with her in my arms or on my paper trimmer.  Finally she did decide to nap on my desk but away from my main work area.

During all this craziness I did get a chance to almost finish my craft room redesign and I will post some pictures of that soon.  I just have a few minor things to finish up and then I will take some pictures.  Thanks for stopping by and I will try not to take quite so long between posts again.  LOL!  I keep saying that.   I did just get a great big order of new crafting supplies in and I picked up some goodies at my local craft store Scrap Arts.  So I really need to look at some challenges and get some stuff made with all this fabulous new stuff.  Have a great week everyone!!! Happy Crafting!