Saturday, April 30, 2016

Love Birds

Hello! This past week has been good. I saw the eye specialist but before that we met up with my mom, Gordon (a.k.a dad), Robin and Summer. We were lucky to have lunch together.  It has been a blast also listening to Rob and our daughter building a catapult for her science project, memory making moments.  

It is time for a brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  We are on challenge #33 and as always it is anything goes. The sponsors image I used is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the image is called Love Birds,  It was a blast to color and don't be too shocked but I did manage to breakout the flowers. I am hoping that you like the image.  The image was colored using copic markers and I wish you could see it but I did use wink of Stella gold and clear. 

Sponsor #1
Prize ~ 1 Image

Sponsor #2
(Designer Paper Sets)
In The Garden
Prize ~ 10 Gift Certificate
My fellow DT have some awesome inspiration for you.  Please check it out and join us for our next two week challenge. Hope you like the creation I made for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Enjoy The Journey

Hello, Hello! Shocking only a few more days left in the month of April. It has been a very exciting month weather wise can't wait to see what May will bring for us.  Mind boggling is the fact that Graduation ceremonies will be starting all over the place. Hard to believe that in a couple of weeks that is where I was last year. A parent bursting with pride that our oldest had graduated and wondering exactly where the time went.

I have a second post for you today and this one is for 4 Crafty Chicks where Lori is our very talented hostess.  For Challenge #296 she would like us to make a Graduation creation.  My card up above was made from a tutorial The Stamp Camp (sorry can't seem to get the link to copy).  Now there was things that I wanted to do to change it up but my mind was going all over the place. So when I sat down at my table to put my card together, I forgot to add the texture and the tassel was made way too big.  A learning curve, I guess you could say.  I have a few more of these to make and honestly the caps are super easy.  I broke out some new stamps from Forever in Time and Impression Obsession.  It really is a clean and simple card. For my next attempt I will try to fancy it up a bit and add more layers.

Please come and join us. Sadly this is our last week for our very talented Guest Designer.  Thank you Helen for all of your incredible creations and for being such a gem to work with.

We would love to see your creations over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Hope to see you soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

Lil Sweetie Mia Fairy

Good Morning! It has been an interesting week but I have been glad to get into my craft room and get some cards made. 

The card above was so much fun to color and design. Reading is a passion of mine.  Honestly, one can never have too many books right.  My family would say yep after we moved but in fairness I got rid of 8 heavy boxes of books. Yikes right.  I still have tons.  If I could own a craft store and a book store together I would be in total heaven.

Creative Knockouts is onto a brand new challenge this week and the above is my latest DT creation. Ching- Chou Kuik is out sponsor this week and I would like to thank them for letting me use and color this adorable image. For Challenge #139 - Kelly would like us to use Lots of Layers. My fellow DT's have amazing creations to inspire you.  Please come over and join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Good Morning! It is that time of year where the sun is out more and well frankly it boosts my spirits. Are any of you that way? Seeing the sun, hearing the birds, frogs and seeing brown rabbits starting to hop around just makes me smile. It also brings gratitude for the gorgeous land I get too look at and appreciate each day.

Talking about appreciating...FOOD is something I appreciate.  Quite literally I guess, sometimes it feels like another hobbie...*giggle, giggle...snort*  This week it is my turn to be the hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks. So for CHALLENGE #295 "F" is for FOOD!! I had so many idea's running around my head for this challenge but I had a stamp set given to me by a friend and it was full of cupcakes so I decided to put my new stamps to good use. They were just in time for this new challenge :)

Have some fun with this challenge and please share with us what this challenge inspires in you.  We would love to see you join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  My fellow DT's have outstanding creations for you this week too.

May the sun bring you some sparkle.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Computer Ants

Hello, Hello, Hello! Happy Thrusday :) Can you believe that April is almost half over. It should be another beautiful day, with blue skies and sun.  Many birthdays this month today is our daughters 14th birthday, tomorrow is my father in laws and several more in the following days.

We are on Challenge #137 at Creative Knockouts and here is the fun part. We would like to see you MAKE A FUNNY CARD! Easy peazy right. 

Thank you so much to our sponsor this week.  I had so much fun coloring up this fun image. I tend to forget how much fun it is to make funny cards. Thanks Kelly for the fun challenge.

Prize: 3 items ($3.50 or less for EU residents) or $10 gift certificate for non EU residents
Doodle Pantry
Please come and check out my fellow DT's they have wonderful inspiration for you. We would love to see you too at Creative Knockouts.

Have an amazing day!

Get Well

Good morning to ya! Today is a special day for me as our daughters birthday is today and she is turning 14. We are so very proud of her. We are sad to being missing it but we want to know that she is on our mind, in our hearts and we will celebrate with her when we get home.  Happy birthday our sweet girl.

Today is Thursday and well you know that means a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our beautiful and only Tina has a wonderful challenge for us this week.  I don't know about you but I never seem to have these type of cards on hand. For Challenge #294 Tina would like us to make a Get Well creation.

Mine is pretty clean and simple but I had a blast with the ink.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks our guest DT and fellow chicks have wonderful inspirations to you.

Thank for coming by and seeing my new creation.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Scenic Card

Good, good day! welcome back to my blog. I am excited to share with you my latest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are now into April and we have a new Guest Designer this month.  Helen (Made By Helen) will be with us and has some very inspiring creations to share.

Our wonderfully talented hostess this week is our one and only Leanne from Banking On Crafts. For Challenge #293 she would like us to create something Scenic

The card above I made for my son Robin's 17th Birthday.  This style of cards is not one that I do often but I like it. I went to my go too tree stamp called Lovely As a Tree and the bear is also a stampin up stamp. A dauber was used to on the outside to try and create a night scene. Not sure if I did it or not.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our latest challenge. Looking for more inspiration my fellow DT and GDT will not disappoint.

Have an amazing day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tender Thoughts

Hi everyone! Today is a blustery day with a mixture of sun and clouds.  It has been an awesome weekend with friends who came to see me in my new home. Lot's of laughter and fun was had.  Unfortunately in my excitement of them coming I completely forgot to set my post to publish.  So an apology to the sponsors for this challenge and my team mates.

My latest DT creation is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (challenge #31 Anything Goes)and the digi image I used was from A Day For Daisies called Tender Thoughts.  Thank you for letting me use this adorable image. She is so much fun to color. Loving the texture on my new embossing folder. 

Sponsor #1
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

Sponsor #2
Prize: 2 or 3 digi's if you use TSB OR GB
Come and join us for at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for a challenge that allows you to show us what has inspired you. If you are looking for inspiration please be sure to check out my fellow DT creations they are simply awesome. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rayne - Rain Catcher

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I have a new DT creation for you.  This one is for Creative Knockout where our #135 Challenge is Outside Fun.  Our sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine (3 Digi's) and I would like to thank her for letting me use Rayne - Rain Catcher.  She was so much fun to color and find a layout for.

It is hard to see on my card but I did use a paisley embossing folder on the brown paper.  Wish that and the Wink of Stella showed up better for you.

My fellow DT's have amazing creation to share with you and personally I would love to check out your creations. Please joining us at Creative Knockouts

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

Book mark chomper

Hi! Welcome to my blog! As I am typing up this post the wind is blowing crazy here, no rain just windy. It has been a fun week for me having family here and just spending time with them. Alas tomorrow our son has to go back to work.

It is time for a new challenge this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our wonderful hostess Leanne is doing out Crazy Egg post.  When we have 5 Thursday's in a month it is an easy peazy challenge of ANYTHING GOES.

I have been seeing these super cute book marks all over pinterest and well I made several different types with different folds.  This one I am sharing with you I made for my daughter and her new book. It is awesome because it sits over the corner of the page.
I do believe making more of these is in order.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for inspiration and we would love to see what inspires you this week. 

Thanks for joining me.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Less is More

Spring is here and even though we have snow, I am so very grateful for my family, my friends, my new home.  This weekend I celebrate Easter with God and my family, hopefully the weather holds so they can come.  Wishing you all an amazing Easter.

I am so excited to share my latest DT creation with you.  Over at 4 Crafty Chicks our beautiful hostess is Lori and she has gave us a challenge to be simple.  For Challenge #291 - Less is More.  My card above has a frame of scored lines around it although I couldn't get a good picture for you to see them all.  I decided to go with Garden Silhouettes from Stampin Up and the sentiment from Forever in Our Hearts Verve.  

We would love to see your dressed down creations at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Wishing you all an amazing weekend.

Thanks for sharing in my latest DTproject.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Season of Friendship!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I am sure here in Canada everyone is itching to have spring arrive but honestly we haven't had that bad of a Winter.  Pretty mild here in Alberta.  I do look forward to no ice on the side walk and roads.  On Tuesday, I was very lucky to have heard geese fly over our new home.  Every year I look forward to hearing the sounds of the geese flying overhead. Then spring is near.

We have a brand new challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts.  Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Stamps and the prize is $12 voucher. For Challenge #133 - Spring is On The Way!! At this time of year with taxes being due here in Canada it sure does feel nice to think about spring and all the fun it leads too. Like planting a garden if you have one, flowers, walks, budding tree's.  A renewal of the bright and beautiful colors outside.

My card up above images and stamps are from Season of Friendship from Stampin Up. It is a clean and simple design.  All inks are also from Stampin Up.

Come on over and join us at Creative Knockouts.  Looking for more inspiration my fellow DT's have amazing creations to share with you.

I would like to enter my card into the One Crazy Stampers March - Anything Goes Challenge.

Have an amazing day!!

Happy Birthday from the....

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick's Day! We went from having no snow to having a yard full of snow and the grass is again covered.  Just like that +18 one day and snow/windy the next.  Gotta love Alberta.  Now I know that the their was going to be more snow for us but I did rather enjoy seeing the grass and hearing the geese for the first time on Tuesday.

So the card above is for the brand new challenge this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I am the hostess and for challenge #290 (can you believe it :)) I would love to see you make something that is full of Humor.  I have had this stamped image for a while and never got around to using it.  The sentiment makes me laugh every time I see it.

The image above was colored with copic's, embossing folder and oval stitch dies were used too.

Please come join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for a fun filled challenge.  We all need a giggle sometime right?

I would like to enter my card into the One Crazy Stampers March - Anything Goes Challenge.

Thanks for sharing my latest creation with me and for all comments.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Adversity doesn't.....

Hello, Hello! Well last week I was dreading having to give up an hour of sleep everyday but the good news that isn't until this weekend.  Yahooo! A girl can dream a few more days for an extra hour.

Above is my lastest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our wonderful hostess this week is Tina. She has a very exciting challenge for us this week.  We are on Challenge #289 7 Layers. I thought that this would be really hard but it actually turned out to be easy.  Now I have 7 layers of paper or you can go 6 layers of paper and the 7th layer is my pearls.  The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms - Encouragement Expressesions.  The paper is all from Stampin Up (Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry on Top), punches and I used a spellbinder circle die for the large circle.

My fellow chicks and Nance our GDT have some phenomenal inspiration for you. Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see their work and join us.

Thank you for joining me for my latest creation.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bubble Fairy

Hello, welcome back to my blog.  I have a brand new creation for you using Sami Stamps Bubble Fairy.  Isn't she just adorable.  Thank you Sami Stamps for letting me showcase this fun to color image.  I have always loved fairies and this specific image reminds me of a cross stitch that I was doing for a friends grand daughter before my car accident. Brought back really great memories for me and it is with hope that some day I will be able to finish it that cross stitch.

My new card is for Challenge #29 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where all of our challenges are Anything Goes.  We have two amazing sponsors again this week and my fellow teammates of tons of inspiration for you. My card paper is from Stampin Up and Taylored Expressions, my stitched die is from My Favorite Things and my corner punch is from Stampin Up.

Prize ~ 7 Images
Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate

We would love to have you join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and I wish you luck on winning a prize or TOP PICKS.