lundi 31 octobre 2011


Bonsoir! C'est le bon moment pour poster mon petit message! Même si nous ne fêtons pas vraiment Halloween... Mais aujourd'hui sur le blog de myStamp Box il y a un paquet de projets ayant pour thème cette fête justement.

Hello! It seems like perfect timing for posting my message tonight! Even though I'm not so much of a Halloween celebrator... But today on myStamp Box blog there's a ton of projects all about it.

En fait, c'était un défi pour moi de créer quelque chose puisque je n'ai pas un seul tampon qui serait adéquat. Mais pas de panique! Il y a toujours une idée par là! J'ai donc attrapé le Neighborhoods set et j'en ai embossé une lignée des maisons sur du papier noir. Puis j'ai découpé un rond dans un post-it et appliqué de l'encre blanche à travers directement sur ma carte pour créer une lune. Puis j'ai ajouté le "sentiment" tamponné sur du Sticky back canvas et attaché tout ça à ma carte avec la machine à coudre.

In fact, that was a challenge for me to create something since I don't own one single stamp that would do the job. But no fear! There must be an idea somewhere! So I took the Neighborhoods stamp set and embossed one line of houses on black cardstock. Then I made a stencil out of a post-it note and applied some white ink through it directly to paper to create a moon. Then I've added the sentiment stamped on some Sticky back Canvas and attached everything to my card with sewing machine.

Alors voilà pour ma petite carte. Maintenant vous êtes libres d'aller faire une petite promenade pour admirer les projets des autres membres de la DT. Et puis... BOO!

So here we go for my little card. Now you're free to go and admire projects of my fellow DT members. And I almost forgot... BOO!

jeudi 27 octobre 2011

Project 12 - September

Bonjour! Je suis entre le repassage et la préparation du déjeuner, puis ensuite on part, alors je poste en vitesse! Voici le sketch de Becky Fleck pour le mois de Septembre:

Hello! I'm in between ironing and dinner making, and then we're leaving so I'm posting in a hurry! Here's Becky Fleck's sketch for September:

Et voici ma version: / And here's my take on it:

La première page avec des photos d'objets: nouvelle voiture, un bonhomme Duplo et mon appareil photo mort... Je ne suis plus très fière pour parler de notre voiture vu que j'ai déjà réussi à faire un petit dégât dessus. Comme mon mari aime bien dire: Femme au voéant, danger constant! Mais pourquoi ce bonhomme? Et bien, mes enfants lui ont donné le nom de leur arrière-grand-maman qui s'est éteinte au début du mois. Une façon douce de parler de son départ...

First page with pictures of objects only: our new car, a Duplo man and my dead camera. I'm not so proud speaking of the car anymore, I did some small damage on it. As my husband likes to say: A woman behind the wheel, Beware! Danger is near! But why would I put here this Duplo people? Well, my kids gave him the name of their great-grand-mother who died at the beginning of the month. For me it was a smooth way of speaking about her departure...

La page n°2 avec que les enfants, y compris notre nouveau neveu!

Page n°2 with kids pics only, also the one of our brand new nephew!
Zoom sur un des clusters... / Close up of one of the clustering...

Et l'autre, avec un yo-yo en tissu. Je m'éclate à les faire dernièrement. Mais je vous dévoilerai les détails une autre fois, ok?

And the other one, with a fabric yo-yo embellishment. But I'll tell you more about it another time, OK?

Merci de votre visite et à bientôt! / Thanks for visiting and see you soon!

vendredi 21 octobre 2011

Amitié / Friendship

Bonsoir! Me revoilà pour un court message! Et une nouvelle promenade si ça vous dit! Parce que sur le blog de myStamp Box il y a un paquet des magnifiques projets avec pour le thème l'amitié, espoir et soutien. Alors bonne ballade et je vous promets de revenir bientôt avec quelque chose de plus resistant. Bon weekend!

Hello! I'm back with a short message! And another stroll if you you feel like it! Because on the myStamp Box blog there's a ton of magnificent projects all about hope, friendship and care. So have a good one and I promise I'll be back with something more sturdy soon! Fine weekend to all of you!

mardi 18 octobre 2011

Avant qu'il ne soit trop tard / Before it's too late!

Bonsoir! Je reviens vers mes vieilles, bonnes habitudes de faire mes postes en deux langues. On vera si ça va tenir, je vais essayer! Bref, aujourd'hui ça va aller vite parce que c'est juste pour vous dire que c'est mon tour de blogger sur le site de la compagnie myStamp Box. J'y présente un petit projet tout autre qu'une carte ou page. A bientôt!

Good evening! I try to get back to my old, good habits of writing my posts in two languages. Hopefully I'll be able to stick to it. Anyway, today it's gonna be short since I'm here to tell you that I'm blogging over at the myStamp Box blog. I present there a project that is neither a card nor a layout! See you soon!

samedi 15 octobre 2011

Another sketch

Hi there! I saw this sketch first on the blog of Kathy Martin since she did the guest designing for it. It comes from Jen Gallacher's class Stretch Your sketch on Two Peas. And I was immediately drawn to it by this big journal part on the right portion of the sketch. Here it is:

I adapted it to my needs and made a 8,5'' x 11'' version. I had a topic on hand, my son's motivation for doing things since he started school. I used a picture I took of him on the first day of school. But I put my journaling somewhere else, on top of the picture. For this bottom part I used this fabulous stamp from Hero Arts.

I made a banner from Sticky Back Canvas, inked them and sewn them to layout.

I also included pictures of my son's art work.

I guess you can say that I'm one proud, happy Mama... :) See you!

vendredi 14 octobre 2011

Scrap Rendez-Vous

Bonjour! Mes amies de Scrap Rendez-Vous ont eu l'idée d'un festival des cartes qui durera tout le mois d'octobre. Chaque jour il y a une créatrice qui montre une carte et le sketch qui va avec. Mes amies m'ont fait l'honneur de m'inviter aujourd'hui! Voici un petit bout de ma carte. Pour plus de détails, cliquez ICI!

Hello! My friends over at Scrap Rendez-Vous are having a month-long card festival - each day there's one designer showing a card and a sketch that goes with it. My friends made me an honor of inviting me today! Here's the sneak-peek of my card. For more, please click HERE!

samedi 8 octobre 2011

Seeing stars

Hello! Yes, I'm seeing stars. But that's how it is when you feel as if in heaven! If you remember this message, you know that I was distressed over having to change my camera now. But there was no use in repairing it, especially as it was almost 4 years old. And there was also a problem with the 18-55 lens. After lots of thinking and hesitating, today a miracle happened. We went to a nice little store empty handed and went out of there with a little baby in our hands. A little brother of my old Nikon D40x, another Nikon but a D5100 arrived at home! That's why I'm seeing stars. The best part? Its lens, 18-100, with a nice, crisp sound of well working shutter. Mmmmmmmm, that's heaven!

I also see trees, Christmas trees that is in different stamps now (that's all because of the monthly contest over at Hero Arts). Well, the following card is made with an idea I had last year and made THIS card with. So, I'm sort of into recycling again! :) Anyway, here's another Christmas tree card, brad-like this time.

I stamped the kraft panel with partially inked HA Dots Cling stamp, then added green and white brads. Since they lacked some shine, I've added some Stickles, green or white accordingly. Added sentiment (from my Stamp Box) and ribbon and adhered the panel to a green inked and stamped card base.

What a treat it is to be able to take straight pictures! I'm really happy tonight and am looking forward to playing more with my new baby! See you!

mercredi 5 octobre 2011

Christmas is near!

Hello! I know, you don't believe me. But it's true! It's coming up fast and we all better start to think about those cards! Fortunately, some new challenges are up to help us with this task. Here's the first one, by Hero Arts. Their monthly challenge is Holiday cards, idem with non-holiday stamps and sketches. When I read the second part of the announcement, I was thrilled! Two out of my 3 published cards in Holiday Cards & More were made using non-holiday products so I just could put that thinking cap back on!

Monday night I couldn't fall asleep and was browsing my stamps in my head. Suddenly, a bulb went off! I thought I found the right stamp! I even stood up from the bed and started working on something but my husband woke up and I had to sleep on my idea till the next day... But as they say, "La nuit porte conseil" and when I woke up, I could precise my idea.

So, after all this blah-blah, here's my card. I went for the fern stamp, masked off a part of it and stamped and white embossed it. To dress borders of the panel, I inked partly Classic Fabric Design with Versamark, stamped and coated the image with Perfect Pearls. It looks a bit as stamped in white but in real life it shines and changes.

Here's a close up.

To make the tree a little more real, I've added glittery brads and a star to the top that I coated in glitter myself. The sentiment is by myStamp Box as I still, believe it or not, do not own any Season sentiment by HA. But this year I will! :)

When my son saw that card, he immediately said: "Oh, a Christmas tree!" Hopefully, you'll have the same reaction! :) Thanks for visiting!

samedi 1 octobre 2011


Hello fellow card-makers! I'm very glad to welcome you to my blog!

So, as everyone knows, WCMD launches officially the season of Christmas card-making. And here's my almost first card I'll be sending soon. Because Christmas is right around the corner (something like 85 days, I believe)!

For this simple card I've chosen to work with myStamp Box Let it Snow stamp set. I stamped the snowflake on cardstock, heat embossed it and cut out. The sentiment comes from another set by the same company, Everyday Lines. I simply stamped it repeatedly and added some Stickles in between phrases. Then I matted this piece and adhered to my card.

The snowflake was adhered with some 3D adesive.

Hopefully you've enjoyed this card. Happy WCMD and happy {global} hopping! :)