Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Different Direction

afternoon kids!
today i'm playing in the Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #8, on dawn mcvey's blog called "my favorite things". she's really into photography and takes some awesome pics! i've been waiting for her to post this challenge cuz she's been promising for a few days that it was coming soon... and today's the day!

stuff used:
Tim Holtz - French Market stamp set
Hero Arts - polkadot background stamp
- embossed cream cs
chocolate & kraft cs
Imaginisce - copper brads
Maya Road - vintage stickpin
Bazzill Basics - monochromatic browns ribbon
Recollections - pink fabric flowers
StazOn - cherry pink ink
Brilliance - pearlescent chocolate
Tim Holzt - Distress ink in vintage photo

today's colours are cream, chocolate, kraft and bright pink. i just got this tim holtz clear stamp set a couple of days ago so i sorta went in a different direction for this challenge cuz i wanted to play with it. i don't usually go for the 'cutsie' look anyway, but collage stamping is a big fave of mine. this set is called french market from his visual artistry collection. i totally dig all things tim holtz, and wish his products were as cheap in canada as they are in the states! the stamp sets cost $24.99 canadian at michael's, but they are only $14.99 at the michael's in bellingham. even with the exchange it's way cheaper. really worth the occasional trip over the border for a little shopping excursion!

my sister Sheila and her husband Vance arrived last night for a 4-day trip from whitehorse (that's in the yukon, for all you americans/others who don't know) to celebrate their anniversary, leaving their twins at home. they have gone out golfing so i'm playing on my own. me and 2 of my sisters all have our anniversaries within 2 weeks of each other (not planned by any means) and we're having a family party on saturday to celebrate all together. our weather is supposed to kick ass so i can't wait to slap on the sunscreen and hang out in my sister's fab yard! my point is that i might not have time to craft-it-up for a couple of days while they're here, but that's because i'll be out having FUN!! a little shopping and perhaps even a spa visit. ahhhhhh, gotta love the spa! the toes could use a pedicure for open-toe shoe season!

crafty girl


  1. I really like your card. So out of the ordinary that you can just sit and look at it and enjoy it.

  2. fantastic job. i have some of those little pins and have been meaning to use them. thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I REALLY like your card. It's unique and has so many layers to it. Nice card!

  4. Cute brads and hat pin details. Super job on the color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.