Monday, August 10, 2020

Thank You For Your Thoughtfulness

 Good morning friends!
We had an amazing day yesterday.
The only thing missing was our oldest son Tristan, his girlfriend Katie
and my dear mom.
Our son Robin, his girlfriend Summer and grandson Emery
surprised us with breakfast. It was French Toast and simply fabulous.
After we ate, we all decided to have a Beach Day.
 We were very lucky that Kaitlyn and her boyfriend Jon came too.
It was a blue skies day with a wonderful breeze.

The stamp sets that I want to highlight for you
are from The Project Bin.

Our town had a bad storm on July 16th 
and it caused a lot of damage to our neighbors houses
and to the rest of the town.
We were very lucky that our damage was minimal compared to 
everyone else.
The card that I decided to make is for our neighbor John and his son Liam.
They were gracious enough to help us load
up our branches and took it to the brush pile.
It was amazing and so very, very appreciated.

The rectangle die cut brown ink on the edges was done by a dauber
to make it look distressed.
I stamped the image and sentiments
and then used an die to cut out the oval
as to make it look like a picture frame.
Twine wrapped around it, to add to this masculine card.
The pattern paper is just some that I dug out of 
my scrap bins.

Be sure to check out The Project Bin Blog
Monday-Friday
for brand new creations from our Design Team.

Wishing you a really wonderful day!
Thank you for stopping by

Hugs,

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Knight Owl

Happy Thursday morning!
We have had some really hot days here.
It is finally starting to feel like summer with these
temperatures. We have been lucky here and no
rain in the last few days.
Just gorgeous blue skies.

Today, Team B (that's me :)) over at Creative Knockouts
is up with our brand new creations with images
from our sponsor

thank you so very much for
letting me high light Knight Owl
https://www.janmahew.com/shop-1
Prize is $10 Gift Certificate from the Store

Challenge #361 - Tic Tac Toe

Pearls
Embossing (heat or dry)
Bling
Vintage
Image (Stamped or digi)
Die Cuts (punches, etc)
Distressing
Sentiment
Ribbon/Twine

My row is Bling, Die Cuts, Twine.
Isn't this image Knight Owl super, super cute!
It is a must to have in your digital image collection.

I had a lot of fun coloring it up using my Copic Markers.
I broke out the red pearls for the bling,
Oval dies (My Favorite Things)
I call these wonky dies??? from Gina Marie Designs.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.
Wishing you a blessed day.
Smile you never know when it will makes someones day!

Hugs,

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Most Adorable Raccoons!


Good morning to my blogger land peeps!
I truly don't know where these weeks have been going.
The weather has been a bit up and down
really scary for some areas of our province.
The fields are too wet for the farmers
to get into to get their first cuts done and that makes me sad.
We are truly hoping for some beautiful weather with no
rain for a bit.

Today is Creative Knockouts brand new challenge.
We are on Challenge #359
What is the challenge?
Furry Friends
(show us your furry friends)

The Paper Shelter is our wonderful
sponsor this week.
The prize is 3 Images
Thank you so much for letting me high light
this adorable image called


The above image has been colored using
Copic Markers (aren't they so cute?).
I used some Stampin' Up paper - Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Wood Grain Pattern paper, edged with Early Espresso Ink.
The sentiment is from Gerda Steiner Designs
Twine from Stampin' Up
The ovals are popped up over the twine.
The embossed stars are from a Sizzix Embossing folder
The blue mat was cut out using a Gina Marie Designs die
The stitched ovals are dies from My Favorite Things.

Please come and join us for this fun filled challenge
We would love to come and check out your
awesome creations!

Thank you for your support this week.
Have a really blessed day!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Give A Girl The Right Shoes

 Good morning to you!
It is hard to believe that in just a few days
July will be half over. *shocking*
We had a lovely weekend spent with family,
enjoying each other and missing our loved ones
that are watching us from heaven.
We celebrated two beautiful young woman who are
now high school graduates. We are so very proud of them.

Today, is my day to pick a stamp set to high light
Wise Woman is what I chose to work with.
 I adore this set with all of the different sentiments.
Now I am a shoe girl but sadly only have a few pairs of
beautiful heels; that I am unable to wear now. *sigh*.
I love people watching for dress shoes. 
There are so many cute/beautiful shoes.
On the card above, I stamped the sentiment and image.
Then stamped the shoe separately and fussy cut it out to pop
it up in the center.
Some circle dies, pattern paper, butterfly punches
and woo-la the card was done. 

Please join us from Monday - Friday on our blog.
We have inspiration for you on these days.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Wishing you a very happy day!


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Having Fun!

 
Good Morning!
Yesterday, was Canada Day.
It was such a different day,
only a little time with some of our family
and no friends.
For most of the day it rain but after a heavy rain
the sun popped out and made the afternoon 
and evening very nice.
We sure are missing watching sports and rodeos.

Today, we have the first challenge of July
What is the challenge you say?
Challenge #357 - Sew It Up
I always love this challenge :)
Our fun sponsor this week is from
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk
the Prize is 3 images.
Thank you so much for letting me
color up and showcase
I chose to color in yellow and oranges to 
add some bright color to the rainy morning we were having.

The sewing that was done is on the outside rectangle 
and on the first oval.
On the rectangle the stitching and holes were there from the die,
so I decided to pull out my needle and sew just in the holes
and leave the dashes open.
On the oval, I poked holes around it and then hand
stitched it. It is hard to tell but the thread is the
same color on both layers.

We would really love it if you would join us
for our challenge at Creative Knockouts.
My fellow DT's have some amazing creations for you.
I look forward to seeing your work and commenting.

Wishing you an amazing Day!
Share a smile with someone, they just might be needing it.
Thank you so much for joining me.
Hugs,



Thursday, June 18, 2020

Swim Friends

Good morning!
It has been a wild few days
hopefully life will settle down a little bit now.
We enjoyed watching baby ducks with our
grandson the other day.


Today, we have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts
We are on Challenge #355 - Summer Fun is the challenge.

Prize: $10 Store Gift Certificate

https://www.janmahew.com/shop-1


Thank you to Jan's Digi Stamps for being our
wonderful sponsor and for letting me showcase
It is a fun stamp set with many sentiments.

I chose this one because it made me laugh.
Who doesn't like swimming with noodles.

Please come and join us for our brand new challenge.
We are excited to see your summer fun creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a Blessed Day!


Monday, June 15, 2020

Love Your Shellfie

 Good morning!
Our weekend was good 
and the weather was a little
crazy, hot with period of period of rain.
Then we had a amazing lightning show
then the rain really came down.

Today, I have a fun little card that
I made for The Project Bin.
The stamps and dies
used are called
and 
There are many things that are going on in my
life right now and this sentiment seems to just perfect.
The very cute turtle was colored with Copic Markers.
The other shapes came out of my extra stash.

Be sure to join us over at The Project Bin Blog
for new creations from Monday - Friday

Wishing you a blessed day!
Thank you so much for joining me.

Monday, June 1, 2020

DAD

 Good morning and a very Happy June 1st to you!
It has been an emotional past couple of weeks,
as our daughter would have been graduating 
with her cap/grown ceremony and then the dinner/dance
portion the next day.
Her dress was delayed, we finally got it and are now
in the process of finding someone who can alter it for her.
So pictures, hair and everything else has been cancelled,
until that is all done.
We will make things special for her though.
The weather has brought us lots of wind, some rain
and some amazing sunny days too.

My Monday post for The Project Bin
has me highlighting two newer stamp sets
called Defined and Wild Thing
 Defined has so many amazing sentiments
and
Wild Thing has sentiments and two dies to go with it.
Since we are in June it won't be long before it is
Father's Day, hoping you enjoy this card.
 I broke out my colored inks
to make this hand stamped Father's Day pattern paper
using the sentiment from Defined. On the yellow piece of
paper has another sentiment from the Defined set. 
My sponge dauber came in handy for the dad sentiment to age it a bit.
The bike was stamped, but out using it's die and then colored
using my Prisma colored pencils (green and black).
The image is also popped up with dimensional.
Digging deep into some old stash,
I found some linen thread to add a little something behind
my sentiment to fill the space.

Please come on over to The Project Bin Blog,
My fellow and very talented Design Teammates
share brand new creations every Monday - Friday.

We have started to paint my new craft room,
so I will keep you up to date on the progress and 
what it looks like when we are done.

Wishing you an amazing day
and a huge
thank you for all the comments 
they really make my day!

Massive Hugs,

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Giant Mushroom

Good morning bloggerland :)
I am wishing you a very happy Thursday!
Well we had a bit of a productive week.
We celebrated our 24th Anniversary and planted a garden.
In fairness about the garden my hubby did it all for me.
Let me just say he did an amazing job too.
He has a green thumb as he has managed to
grow pineapples in our house here in Alberta.

Today, we have a brand new challenge up
We are on Challenge #351 - Embossing Delight
Dry or Heat Embossing
Our fantastic sponsor this week is from SheepSki Designs
Thank you so much for letting me color up 
the Giant Mushroom image, it is super adorable.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
The Prize is 3 images
I used Copic Markers to color up this super cute image.
I broke out my cuttlebug and sizzix folders
to emboss on the green and orange layers.
I then did a rectangle stitched die on the bottom layer.
Added some pearls and woola all done.

I would really love to see your amazing work
so please join us at Creative Knockouts for our brand new challenge.
Who doesn't love embossing right.

Thank you so much for joining me!

Monday, May 18, 2020

DAD

 Good, good morning to everyone!
Today, is an exciting day for my hubby and me.
We are celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary
and our 29th year of being together.
He is my best friend, my rock and the love of my life.
It will be a low key celebration because of the pandemic.
We aren't usually over the top for celebrating
but do like to go out for supper.
On to why you are here.

For The Project Bin today,
I am highlighting the Stamp set
clear stamps, word art, theprojectbin, mother's day, father's day, new baby, get well, special person, faith
Isn't this a fantastic set,
Look at all of these sentiments.
 The first thing I did was make
my pattern paper out of three different kinds of
washi tape.
They are all silver but the one had a little hint of
yellow, so that is where my yellow layer came from.
Some of the washi tape is full width and other
layers were cut by hand.
Then I decided to leave a space on an angle
where I could stamp 
Happy father's day
I think it looks pretty good.
I then broke out my paper
masked off the bottom part of the dad stamp
to just use the word dad.
added it on top of some layers
and woola a father's day card has been made.

Please check out The Project Bin blog, week days for
more inspiration and also the store.
You never know what kind of deals Denise will have for you.

Thank you so much for stopping by today,
Crafting Hugs,

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Feet Up and a Cuppa

Hello!!!
Welcome to my blog.
It has been a whirl wind of another week.
Even though we are not out and about
the days seems to be just flying by.
I hope that you are all in good health and safe
from this COVID -19.

Today, we have a brand new challenge up at 
For Challenge #349 is Favorite Embellishments.
Our wonderful sponsor this week is
The prize is 2 Digis.
Thank you very much for letting me
This cute image above is colored using Copic Markers.
This next week is a busy week for birthdays.
Our grandson will be 3 years old on Monday
and my dad 90th birthday is on Tuesday!
It is going to be very tough celebrating at a
distance but I do feel very blessed that we can
at least do that. A few parties will be in order.

This image made me smile and think of my dad
he likes his tea and has a dusty rose chair that he has
had for 23 years. Loves his slippers and watching TV.

My favorite embellishments are pearls which you can
find in two spots.
The dies are from Gina Marie Designs, Stampin' Up and Rose Petals???
The banner was hand cut.

I would like to take an opportunity to wish mother's/aunties/friends/adoptive
moms honestly anyone who is a mother figure to someone
a very happy mother's day on Sunday.
My hero, best friend and my very loved mom
is spending her first mother's day in heaven.
She is missed beyond words.
Cherish each day!

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts.
I would love to see what your favorite Embellishments
are. My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you too!

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a blessed and safe week ahead.

Hugs,

Monday, May 4, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning my friends!
What a blustery Sunday we had, lots of rain
and some snow. We do need the moisture that is for sure
but brrrr...it was a little chilly after the warm weather
we have been having. I hope that everyone had a good
weekend. Our weekend was pretty productive in
our house and at my moms.

It is my turn to share a creation with you
The Stamp set that is being highlighted
is called DEFINED.
The sentiments are awesome for Mother's Day
I tried different lighting to show the sentiments
a little better.
 Two were used, it is a little hard to read with the ink
color that was used. The Top sentiment says,
special
['spe-shel] adjective
The person reading this

Happy mother's day on the arrow.
 The sentiment on the inside says
mom
[mam] noun
The woman with eyes in
the back of her head
See also: saint
 On the inside I used three simple layers to give
it a little pop to high light the 
sentiment. It is from the same pattern paper pack.
 I used a flower pattern because my mom
absolutely loved her flowers.
They brought her so much joy.
The pearls were just something special too,
as my mom also loved a little bit of bling on her cards.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy Mother's Day coming up.
It includes step moms, aunties who are like moms, adoptive moms,
friend moms and anyone who just is special to you like a mom.
It is a time to cherish and honor them.
We are so blessed.
Thank you Denise for making this set.

Please join us over at the blog to see more inspiration.

Thank you for joining me today!
Wishing you a safe and healthy week.

Hugs,