Friday, April 30, 2010

SRM Make-and-Take at Clipper Street!

Do you live in the Greater Vancouver area?
Are you tired of hearing me yammer on about SRM stickers
and want to try them out for yourself, already??

Well, come celebrate National Scrapbook day (May 1st) at
Clipper Street in Langley with me and make this 
cool make-and-take between 11:30 and 1:00 (while supplies last!).


Clipper Street has a great sale happening, and hey, you get to meet 
me (Oh joy!) so come on out if you can!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BoBunny "Bunny Hop"

Hi and welcome! If you've just arrived here from Tanis's blog, then you're halfway done!
Today and tomorrow the SRM Design team is hosting a "Bunny Hop"! The Hoppers will be required to hop to each blog and return to SRM Stickers to comment that they've completed the Hop. A random commenter will be chosen from each day's hop participants to receive a SRM Stickers Prize Package. The Hop closes at Midnight on Sunday night, May 2nd.

I recieved the BoBunny Jazmyne line that is full of rich purples, lilac, greens and brown, 
and here are a few cards I made to showing off SRM and BoBuuny! 

There is some awesome woodgrain papers in the Jazmyne line that I thought
would be perfect for a man-card! I used stickers from this set:





This card I played with my Copics a little and used some BoBunny bling in the centres of the flowers. The sentiment is from this set:



This is my favourite card of the bunch! I got the idea from the most recent
"Scrapbook and Cards Today" magazine. On the left are "ruffles" that I sewed into place. I curled the edges up by wrapping the paper around a pencil. Here's a close-up:


I used Sticker sentiments - Thank you on this card.


So that's it! Thanx for stopping by. Now you should head on over to
Becky's Blog!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to the Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge!  This week we have a fun one for you…Get Krafty!!!  Make a card using Kraft cardstock as your base.  We’d love for you to play along.  If you do, be sure to leave a link to you project in the comments section of this post.

I  decided to colour an image I haven't touched yet, some Zva bling I was hording, and used some papers that haven't seen the light of day either! Yay! Don't you love it when you do that? Actually use the some of the stuff you own?? Anyway, here's my card with some kraft CS, as well as Pink Paislee papers, Zva bling and a Jolinne stamp from My Favorite Things!


Check out the DT's krafty creations!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Over the weekend....

Hi! You know, I feel quilty when I don't post for a few days. I see other bloggers get all stressed out about posting every single day because if they don't, THEIR READERS STALK THEM VIA EMAIL!! Now.. I know that I'm not that popular, but I hope that you guys don't mind if my life gets too busy and I don't post for a few days.. This past week I battled a severe headache and just didn't feel like creating. Over the weekend I started to feel a little better and was able to work on some assignments! Here are some of the creations I can share with you now...

This week's CPS Sketch is super easy!
I just flipped it on its side and got this!
Paper piecing and a few touches of Copic markers lead to the end result of the image!

This pendant has been sitting on my desk for 2 weeks. I made it out of October Afternoon papers and SRM Stickers and just never applied it to a project! So I stuck the "you're the best" sentiment on the green paper, stamped the bubbles in white pigment ink and wiped the ink off of the sticker. I like it!
This card was made for the Cupcake Craft Challenge sponsored by
the Stamping Boutique! The challenge was easy enough, DON'T BE SQUARE! 
I used the Princess Gwendolyn image with an SRM Sticker sentiment!
So... don't hate me if I disappear every now and again.. I'm just busy what with being a 
full-time high school music teacher, teaching private voice lessons, being a professional pianist and
singer as well as teaching cardmaking classes!! 
I do love my blog, though, and always appreciate my readers! 

Take care.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

All you need is love... Bum bum ba da dum...

All you need is love, love... Love is all you need! 


This week we have an easy challenge for you…make a project using your favorite products from the Jacksonbelle store.  We’d love for you to play along.  If you do, be sure to leave a link to you project in the comments section of this post.

My favourite Jacksonbelle product? Basic Grey. I have loved BG ever since I started scrapbooking 5 years ago, and the feelings still run deep!

I used Basic Grey "Kioshi" papers and brad!
Check out my design team buddies, and have an awesome day! 
Supplies: Papers: Basic Grey "kioshi", bazzill, PTI; Whipper Snapper stamp; SRM Sticker sentiment; Basic Grey brad; copic markers; Nestabilities, May Arts ribbon.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Anna's New Releases brought to you by the number 33

33
33 years of me.
Most days I feel like "I'm only 33??"
I love birthdays, I don't know why, but it's true what they say: as you get older
the birthdays get a little more boring and they all start to blur together...
So yah, lately birthdays have been somewhat of a downer.

BUT! I have at least one thing to celebrate today, and it's month 
two of my design spot with Anna Wight and Whipper Snapper!
This release is TOO CUTE! Check out the new sets:


I set out to do three things with these stamps: make colourful, whimsical, HAPPY cards.
This is what I did today (yesterday):




( I used Ranger's crackle finish on the shell with some stickles!)

All of the images are so easy to combine,
that's what I had the most fun with.
I have a few more "scene's" waiting to by coloured on my desktop that I
will share with you soon.

I hope you have a wonderful April 19th!
I am teaching a Copic colouring class
tonight and maybe sometime during the day
I'll have a piece of cake or a big
latte or something! I hope you enjoyed my happy cards!
Bye!

Friday, April 16, 2010

A little piece of Sunshine!

I just love this card!
And I love the stamps!!
And I love the paper!!
Okay, okay.. That's a lotta love, but it all came together so serendipidously!!

I have enjoyed playing around with the new cling sets Anna Wight released this month and
I have the new rubber (for next week) at home just waiting to be inked up!!

Take care!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankyou Teacher!

Did you see our April Guest Designer Challenge?! This month it's all about circles. We want to see how creative you can get using circles and stickers. All entries must be *new* creations with a circle theme, using stickers (they do not have to be SRM Stickers). Good luck! You have until April 30th at Midnight, PST, to enter your project for a chance to Guest Design with SRM Stickers, and trust me, you WANT a stash of SRM stickers
to play with! You'll fall in love!

Here is my circle card, and I made this one
for a teacher! There are a lot of teachers in my life (being that I myself am a teacher
and I work at a school with a staff of 200, plus my son's teachers etc etc..) so I think
I will have no problem gifting this puppy....


  1.  I cut the card base with a Nestabilities die and the Cuttlebug. 
  2. I cut the two inner circles with "classic" Nestabilities dies 
  3. I mounted the SRM Stickers on different papers (the apple is on white and the sentiment is on wood paper)
  4. I used dimensional adhesive to the main image panels and added the paper clip for "show"
  5. I added a sentiment to the inside because there are so many great ones included in the sticker sheets! 

(I don't know that I'm always optimistic when I'm teaching, but okay.... lol)
  
Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to another fabulous Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge!  It’s almost the most TAXING day of the year so in “celebration” of tax day our challenge this week is to make a card using taxes as your inspiration.  For example ~ money, green, numbers…anything that represents your view of taxes.  We’d love for you to play along.  If you do be sure to leave us a link to your project in the the comments section of this post or use keyword JBE101 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

For now taxes aren't a scary time for me. I still have University tuition I use as write-offs and I think I'm gonna get a nice return that will help over my income-less summer! So my card is green for MOOLAH!! 

 I used fabby Basic Grey papers, a Prima flower and
an SRM Sticker sentiment! 

Thanx for looking. Please take a look at my team-mate's projects too!


Mother's Day is approaching!

Have you started brainstorming about Mother's Day?
If not, here's an idea I'll throw out to you!


I made a banner sentiment using the steps I outlined in my video.

As you can see it adds tonnes of dimension... LOVES IT!

And because it's a MOTHER'S day card, I added some flowers!

I used stickers from this set:

Take care!

~Tobi

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SRM Blog Hop; Thursday

Hello and welcome to the SRM Stickers Spring Break Blog Hop! To start, please visit the SRM Stickers blog for today’s blog order. The hop continues all week so check the SRM blog daily for the day’s blog hop order.

Here are my projects that I've made with a variety of the school-oriented stickers
offered at SRM:





Your next stop is Nina's Blog.

Here's how it will work... Jen will post a short list of SRM Designer blogs to visit, everyday (Monday to Friday). You'll hop to their blogs and;
View and comment on their Blog Hop post
"Follow" their blog as well as SRM Stickers
Return to SRM Stickers
Leave a comment to say you've done your hopping!!

Random winners will be chosen from each day’s comments. You have until the end of the week to hop!


Supplies: Card #1: Patterned paper: Jillybean Soup, PTI, Neenah; Buttons (Cosmo Cricket)
Card #2: Patterned paper: Scenic Route; Diecut paper: KI Memories; Neenah paper
Card #3: Patterned paper: Jillybean Soup, Creative Memories; Image: My Favorite Things; Button: Jillybean Soup; Copic markers.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to another fun Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge!  We have a super fab sketch from Lynda for today’s challenge!  We’d love for you to play along!  If you do be sure to let us know.  Leave a comment with a link to your creation on this post or use keyword JBE100 when uploading to SCS or PCP.
Here is the sketch:

Now, I'm an idiot... I sat down.. Did my card...
Took a picture... Edited it... 
While I was making the card I
forgot it was a sketch challenge... 

So for what it's worth, here's the card I made. *she says sheepishly*

I used a SUPER cute My Favorite Things stamp and October Afternoon
Papers and shapes!

Thanx for looking. Please take a look at my team-mate's projects too!


Monday, April 5, 2010

awesome news!!
today marks the beginning of
srm stickers' spring break blog hop!!
each day, jenyfur will post a short list of srm designers' blogs to visit.  view and comment on each blog, become a follower, and then head back to srm to say that you've finished your hopping for the day.  a random hopper will be chosen each and every day to receive an srm stickers prize package.  the hop will continue all week long, so you have a number of chances to win.
i won't tell you when i am up...you'll just have to stay tuned.

click HERE to get started.
good luck, and happy hopping!!
 
Here's a tag I designed for an upcoming SRM class at Clipper Street:
I used Sticker Sentiments- Baby

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! 
To gear up for this fun holiday I've made a few projects 
(some of which I've already shown you)
but I have a couple more to share today:

This is a layout made with some of my Cosmo Cricket goodies 
and these SRM Stickers:


From the same set of stickers I also made this tag:
I used some Kim Hughes stamps, wood paper, SU! Linen background stamp,
some pretty lace ribbon and Marvy Punches.

Today we're heading over to my Grandma's for lunch, an easter egg hunt 
(weather permitting) and a lot of relaxing. 
I hope you all have a great day!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

How I do my Sentiment flags!


This is a quick video (done on my Blackberry) showing how I do my flag sentiments with the bend in them!!



Supplies:
Sticker Sentiments- Baby

Thursday, April 1, 2010

SRM + Cosmo Cricket = Tobi very happy!

It was a happy day when I opened my box full
of Cosmo goodies! SRM has been so good to us and the
companies we get to work with are out of this world and
Cosmo Cricket is no exception.
This week on the SRM Stickers Blog we are featuring our Cosmo creations
and there have been some beautiful projects!!

I got to play around with the Garden Variety collection:
Here's what I came up with:




Kinda fun, kinda quirky... I thought they turned out pretty cool!
I used a bunch of different Sticker Sentiments that went perfectly with the
Cosmo chipboard shapes.. SO easy!

So... Cute? haha...

Have a wonderful day!