Thursday, April 17, 2014

Have a Hoppy Day

Hello! I really hope that this past week has been a good one for you.  Today is Thursday and it means we have another fun filled challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts. We are on Challenge #33 Furry Friends.  Our wonderful sponsors this month is Doodle Pantry. Thank you so much for the very cute image you let me use Bunny Wabbit.

Stamp: Doodle Pantry: Bunny Wabbit
Paper: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, whisper white and chocolate chip
Accessories: Spellbinders, Top Note, punch, pearls.

We would love to have you join us at Creative Knockouts!

Thank you so much for poppin on in and sharing in my crafty goodness.


Good Morning and welcome back to my blog.  Can you believe we are just about to Easter Sunday.  Now I know that Easter is late this year but to me it just kind of happened again. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!  Guess Mother Nature is thinking we need more snow as we got some more this weekend. We were kind of hoping for rain :)

So today, I am bringing you the challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  My challenge to everyone is to use SENTIMENTS ONLY (no pictures please).  Not sure where the years have went but it certainly feels wonderful that we are on our 190th Challenge.

I used a banner punch and scalloped punch, pearls, pattern paper and a Stampin Up stamp.

We would love it if you joined us for our new challenge and if you popped on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see some more awesome creations.

Thank you for popping in to see me :)  Please have an amazing day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What Cancer Cannot Do

Good Morning and welcome back to my blog! Today is 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday, you know time for a brand new challenge.  We are on CHALLENGE #189 and our very inspiring hostess this week is Tina.  She would like us to use Polka Dots.

Another clean and simple design but I broke out the punch, pearls and used this fabulous pattern paper.  It is bright/cheerful and can cheer anyone up. This is a sentiment that I have not used for a while but there are a few people we know right now that are battling cancer and this sentiment reminds me of what hero's they are!

Please come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what Polka Dots inspires in you. My fellow Chicks have tons of inspiration to show you.

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a fantastic week ahead.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Guest Designer for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

Hi! I am here with some exciting news for this first Monday of April!  It was so exciting when I opened my email and Leslie asked me if I was interested in being a Guest Designer for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Boy oh boy there was no way I was going to say no to such a fabulous opportunity and honor to work with such a talented group of creators. Thank you so very much for having me.

Onto their new challenge this week! We are on Challenge # 27 ANYTHING GOES!! A perfect Challenge to get down and creative! Our Sponsors for this challenge are Sweet Stamps (prize $10 Gift Certificate) and Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet (prize $10 Gift Certificate). This new challenge runs from April 7-April20.

My card below is pretty clean and simple but I broke out this color combo that really love. The sentiment used on here is one of my all time favorites.

Stamps: Treasure Life - Close to My Heart
Ink: Rich Razzleberry & Pool Party
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party Whisper White
Accessories: Plears and embossing folder(Stampin Up)

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creative Romance - Challenge - Spring Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #88 - Clean and Simple
Suzie Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes with an optional twist of sights/sounds/taste of spring.

Pop on over to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, check out some more inspiration and most of all show us what an Anything Goes Challenge inspires in you.

Thank you so much for stopping by to peek at my new creation.  Have a Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thanks So Much!

Hello! It is good to be back with my new DT project for 4 Crafty Chicks! Thinking of good craftiness brings joy since when I look outside all we see is a bunch more snow. Physio calls today so out in the snow I will go.

Our wonderfully talented hostess with the mostess this week is Leanne! She has a rockin challenge for us this week.  Are you ready to find out what it is? For CHALLENGE #188 Leanne want us to {Color A Stamped Image}Digi/Rubber. We have more exciting news please welcome Leslie Turner from Love to Scrap she will be our Guest Designer for the Month of April.

My creation below was an absolute blast to make.  It really was a combined effort with my daughter.  I colored the image and then she said mom these are the colors you should use. Thanks Kaitlyn for an awesome color combo :)
Stamps: All That - Kenny K and Think Big Favorites #1 Stamp Set Papertrey Ink
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Bermuda Bay
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories: grey twine, black button, embossing folders, doilie, dimensional, Banner Framelits Dies
Eye: Y26 & E49
Hair: Y21, Y24
Lips: R29
Skin: E00, E11, E13
Pants: C00, N3, N6
Shoes & Hat: C00, N3, N6, BG11, BG13, BG15
Shirt: R20, R21, R83, RV10

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #74 & DT Call
Stampavie and More - Challenge #208 - Girly
Miriam's Crafting Blogs - Challenge #11 - Texture
Diva By Designs - Anything Goes and Blog Hop

We all love to color so break out what ever your coloring medium is a share it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks! I can't wait to be wowed by everyone.

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my new creation. A smile is coming your way!

Frog In My Pocket

Good Morning! Welcome to my blog from snowy central Alberta.  It is like being in a snow globe.  On to way better stuff. I am excited to be back with another Creative Knockouts DT creation for you.  We are on Challenge #31 and our wonderful sponsor this week is MelJen Designs. They were kind enough to give me this wonderful image (Frog In My Pocket) to share with you. So what is the challenge this week? It is to make a CHILD'S CARD!

My friend Leanne and I were cyber crafting and this is what I came up with for our new Challenge. Thanks girlfriend!
The sketch below is what I used for my card! Although I can't enter my card into their challenge this week. I just want to give a huge shout out to i{heart}sketches for such a fun.
Stamp: Frog In My Pocket - MelJen Designs
Paper: Early Espresso, 6x6 Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes an EP Essentials Collection
Accessories: Twine, banner punch, scissors, glue and dazzling diamonds, white pen, Starburst Framelits Dies
Pocket B91, B93, B95, B97
Frog: YG21, YG23, YG25

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Meljen's Design Team and Challenge Blog - #203 - Let's Hear It For The Boy's
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes!
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - Challenge #74 - Dies and Punches (banner punch and Starburst Framelits dies)
Diva By Designs Challenge Blog - Birthday Blog Hop and Anything Goes (completed the awesome blog hop)
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - Animals (hoping a frog counts as an animal :) )

Please come on over to join us at Creative Knockouts for a fun filled challenge and be sure to hop on over to see some more fabby inspiration by my fellow DT's.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest Designer for Crafting By Designs

Hi! I am back with some exciting news this week! My card was Spotlighted for the month of February (anything goes challenge) over at Crafting By Designs. It was so exciting when I opened my email and they asked me if I was interested in being a Guest Designer.  Boy oh boy there was no way I was going to say no to such a fabulous opportunity and honor. Thank you so very much for having me.

The Challenge that will run from April 2 to April 25 is ANYTHING GOES (how sweet is this)!

My card below was made for my son's Robin's 15th birthday this past weekend! He would love to take boxing lessons and well when I saw this image, it was a must have for him.  I outlined the heart with a copic marker and then fussy cut it out.
Stamp: Fight For Men (Redonkulous) and So Happy For You (Stampin Up)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic grey and bashful blue
Accessories: Scissors, banner punch, square punch, embossing folder (arrows), dimensionals
Heart: R24, R27, R29
Boxing gloves: C1, C3, C5, C7, N6
Eyes: B000, B00, B14
Haircut: E37, E27, E47
Skin: E51, E11, E13
Shorts: Y13, Y15, Y18, C1, C3, C5, 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room - #143 - Freestyle - Anything Goes

I look forward to seeing your creations and being a GDT this month for Crafting By Designs.  Please come on over and show us what Anything Goes inspires in you. (Don't forget there is some fabby inspiration going on there too).

Thanks for poppin by and here is to wishing you one amazing day!

Would you like a little Air?

Good Morning! I hope you are all had a fabulous weekend. It was a good weekend here with good times spent with family and with one other function thrown into the mix. To our friends over sea's Happy Belated Mother's Day, hope it was spectacular.  Are you or did you play any April Fool's jokes on anyone today? I decided to be good but am waiting to see what my kids have planned for me.

Today, I am excited to share another DT creation for Cards Galore Encore Challenge! We are on Challenge #4 (Month of April) and our wonderful team would like to see you add your favorite color to you creation (please tell us what your favorite color is)!  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Kenny K Downloads. I was so excited to get inky with Airborne, it is a wonderful image, so thank you.  As a bonus this month...Two winners will be able to choose two Kenny K digis each. One will be drawn at random and the other will be chosen.

I turned my card into a birthday card and oh boy did I have fun coloring this image up. As I colored this Robin and his friends came to mind the countless hours they spend trying new tricks, flips and trying to get air on their skateboards. My favorite color is blue and it is really one of my fav's, that I have.  The bright colors are also ones that can always make my day. Thanks Lori for telephone crafting with me.

If you would like to see more fabulous stamps and digi head on over to Kenny K.

Stamp: Kenny K image Airborne and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Night of Navy, Gable Green and Crafters Companion.
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 2, Twine, Word Window Punch, Label Punch
Skin: E51, E11, E13
Jacket: YG06, YG07
Shirt: YR16, YR18
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Wheels: N1, N3, N6
Helmet: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
Hair: E37, E27, E47
Shoes: E57, E59, C3, C5
Skateboard: Y11, Y13, Y15
Eyes: YG91, YG93, YG97

I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday Weekly Challenge - One For The Boys
My Craft Creations - Theme - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog - Challenge #129 - Die Cuts - Labels 2 Spellbinders
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #39 - Anything Goes

We would love to see you and your favorite colors over at Cards Galore Encore Challenge for the Month of April.  What does this inspire in you? If you are looking for even more fabulous creations please pop on over to the blog and share some love.

Have an amazing day! Thank you so much for poppin in!

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Hello.....well it might be officially spring but Mother Nature feels that we need a little more Winter! So the best way to live with all the white is too add some bright colors.

I am excited to show you my new DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Today is Thursday and our wonderfully talented hostess this week is Lori.  For Challenge #187 she is asking us to create a layout, card etc...with Spring. Bet when Lori gave us this challenge she had no idea that we would be still dealing with snowfall warnings.  Great Challenge girlie!

One of the things that make me think of spring is the flowers that we will soon see.  I picked bright colors with a clean and simple layout.
Stamp: So Happy For You (Stampin Up), Possy Patch Garden Delights Pre-Cut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
Paper: Lovely Lialic, Fruit Stand 6x6 pad (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espress
Acessories: gems, scissors
Flowers: V12, V15, V17 Centers: Y11, Y13, Y18 Leaves: YG21, YG23, YG25
Watering Can: C00, C3, C5
Dirt: E33, E35, E37

I would like to enter my card into the following fantastic challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door: Challenge - Anything Goes

Come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see some more inspiration from our wonderful DT Kallan and the rest of the Chicks.  I look forward to seeing what our challenge inspires in you this week. 

Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my new creation.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Keep Calm and Eat Jelly Beans

There is nothing better than having fun with a friend miles apart. Last night I cyber crafted with my friend Leanne.   I challenged her to make a card with a From The Heart Digital Stamps image.  Not sure what one she used but she found it right away.  Be sure to hop on over to her blog and check out her yummy goodness. Me, I kept swooning over all the images for quite a while before I could decide.  Finally I decided to use Full of Beans Birdbrain.  These little guys make me smile...

We then both decided to use the i {heart} card sketches w/a twist.  The twist was to make the card Monochromatic.  I tried but boy girls that was tough.  So bright it was.  Except for how big my sentiment was the sketch was followed to a T :)
Stamp: Full of Beans Birdbrains
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red and Fruit Stand by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Accessories: dimensional, scissors
Beans: B00, YR16, R27, V17, G02
Birds: Y11, Y13, Y15
glass jar: C00, C3
Shorts: G02, G05

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Recipe #168 - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes

Thank you Leanne for cyber crafting with me and meeting my challenge to you! It was a blast.

Have a wonderful day....a huge smile is being sent your way! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blessing A Flower

Good Morning! I am super excited to be back with another DT card for Creative Knockouts! Yikes, I almost missed it since I keep thinking there is more time left in March...poof it is half gone.  Better smartin up and get myself in order...LOL. Happy Spring to everyone. We are on Challenge #29 - Things With Wings. Our wonderful sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies they were so kind to give me this image to use Blessing A Flower.

I had so much fun coloring up this image! My oldest son helped me pick out the colors for coloring. Like that ever happens and well we enjoyed every minute of it since he is 17.  It another card with clean lines, not texture other than the butterfly circle.  After seeing the image done and ready to pop up, the idea to frame it came to me.  Hopefully this looks a bit like a picture frame.
Stamp: Blessing A Flower - A Day For Daisy's
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: white pearls, photo corner punch (stampin Up), dazzling diamonds, Butterfly Circle nestabilities and small circle nestabilites, glue pen, wax paper and dimensionals.
Skin - E51, E11, E13
Stem & Leaves - YG93, YG95, YG97
Flower: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Dress: R24, R27, R29
Hair: E37, E27, E47

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge #87 - Make Your Mark
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Challenge #95 Anything Goes with a Twist Die Cuts (circle and butterfly circle spellbinders)
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Simon Says Glitter It
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #63 - Anything Goes  or Optional Theme to use 2D or 3D Flowers

We would like to see what Wings and Things inspires in you, so please join us at Creative Knockouts. Our DT's have some fabulous creations too :)

Have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by to see my newest creation :)


Hello, welcome back! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! My family is all looking forward to the warmer temps.  The snow has been melting so is wonderful.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks I am the hostess this week and I am challenging everyone to USE NO PATTERN PAPER. Normally this is right up my alley since...well basically I am pattern paper challenged.  I don't know why but I always seem to struggle with it.  However this time...I ponder it for a very, very long time and below is what I came up with. A first in a long time no texture...eek!

Stamp: So Happy For You (Stampin Up)
Paper: Bermunda Bay, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Punches: Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, Stampin Up Punch
Accessories: YNS Gumdrops(Black), mini glue dots, red pearls

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog: Challenge #161 - Anything Goes

Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see some rockin inspiration, share some love and then show us what this challenge inspires for you.

Thank you for stoppin by! Have a great day and remember a smile is coming your way :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Praying For You....

Hello! Welome back to my blog! I know this is said way to often but where the heck is March going now...wasn't it just the first....LOL.  I might be home a lot now but it sure doesn't stop the days from going fast.

Today, I am sharing my DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  It is Thursday and their is a brand new challenge for you to check out.  Our beautiful hostess is our one and only Tina.  She is challenging us to use TREES for Challenge #185.  Wonderful challenge right who doesn't love a good looking tree or trees.

So with that in mind of how much I love trees, can you believe I struggled with what kind of tree to use for this challenge...*grin*.  A sympathy card finally came to mind and then used a wood grain embossing folder to accent the tree challenge.  Hope you like it!
Stamp: Thoughts and Prayers (Stampin Up)
Ink: Always Artichoke
Paper: Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso
Accessories: Markes (Always Artichocke, Old Olive and Early Espresso), Stampin Up (corner punch, embossing folder) and brown pearls.

I would love to enter my card into the following amazing challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - Challenge #74 - Monochromatic Green + 1 color
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafts Challenge Blog - Challenge #168 - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - Theme - Anything Goes

We would love to have you join us at 4 Crafty Chicks and if you want more inspiration my fellow chicks and our guest designer won't let you down.

Thank you so much for stopping really makes my day! Wishing you a fantastic day, filled with tons of laughter and smiles.  Hugs :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Girlz Rule

Welcome Back! I am hoping for warmer weather this weekend.  We have a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  My fellow DT's have rockin inspiration for you so be sure to share some love.  Kelly has set a fun challenge for us.  For Challenge #27 - Girlz Rule.  Our wonderful sponsor for this week is non other than Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  Each of us girls were given a fun Digi to work with; thank you very much.

These images simply put always make me smile.  It was a blast to work with her and for all of my ogling of these cute images, it is the first one I have had a chance to color.  The image I am working with is called Eleanor - Hummingbird.  I added some bling too her bow, glasses, dress and shoes.  Along with my dazzling diamonds obsession, purple must go along with it too...LOL.

Lacy Sunshine
Stamp: Eleanor - Hummingbird Lacy Sunshine
Paper: Whisper White, Fruit Stand Doodlebug Designs
Accessories: 1/2 & 3/4 circle punch, butterfly punch, Stampin up punch, gems, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals
Face: E00, E11, E13; Lips: R29 ; Eyes: B00, B02, BG07; Hair: E33, E47, E59
Bows: V04, V06, V12, V15, V17
Dress V12, V15, V17, B000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV11, BV13
Shoes: RV10, RV55, V17
Flowers: Y15, Y17, Y18
Leaves: YG03, YG67

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Challenge #28 - Use spring Colors
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #72 - Just for A Girl
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes for the Month of March

We would love it if you would join us at Creative Knockouts and share what Girlz Rule means to you! I look forward to stopping by your blog.

Thank you so much for poppin in! Have an amazing week!

Just Chicken In

Good Morning! The weekend is just about here and warmer temperatures.  Doesn't that just sound wonderful.  This past weekend was an emotional one for us as a family. We were asked as a family to attend our Millet Firefighters night.  It was a great time with laughter, visiting, tears and a chest filled up with pride. Our middle son Robin was honored by our Firefighters, our Town and by the House of Commons for saving his sisters life and my life last October. It was so over whelming and truly it was hard to hear someone actually tell the store of our accident.  The tears flowed for all of us as we saw a Hall full of people stand to give our son respect and honor him for his heroism. They stood the whole time he was up there, until he sat down. Another moment to truly cherish as our family would not be whole if it wasn't for him. Onto why you really popped in

I have a new DT card for you today! It is Thursday so that means that 4 Crafty Chicks has a new challenge and a new hostess.  Our challenge is being brought to you by Leanne and she would like us to make a Shape (no rectangles or square cards) card for Challenge #184.  Oh boy was this a challenge since I have never made a shape card on my own.

The card below was super fun to make.  The image is made by From The Heart Stamps called Flower Pot Chick (Birdbrain).  The sentiment inside the card reads Just Chicken In...don't ya just love it?  These stamps are just simple so cute!
Stamp: From The Heart Digi Stamps - Flower Pot Chicken
Paper: Concord Grape; Fruit Stand by Doodlebug paper pack
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories: pink gem, white button, twine, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, dauber, Scalloped Labels One (spellbinders)
Chicken:Y02, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21
Leaves: G21, G24, G28
Flowers and Pots: V04, V05, V06, V09, BV08, RV21, RV63, RV66, R21

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #72 - Just For A Girl
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #159 - Spring Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog - Challenge #21 - Shape Card
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes for the Month

We would love to have you hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us your shape.  My fellow CHICKS have phenomenal inspiration for you. 

Thanks for stoppin by! Have an amazing week :)