Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cocoa's Pumpkin - Thanks

Hello friends! I do hope you are well this morning, afternoon or evening where ever you are. Yesterday was a bit blah weather wise, cloudy, rainy and a little on the cool side. Here is hoping today brings us some sun. When big yellow is out my mood is always a little bit brighter.

Today, I am sharing my second DT card but this one is for Creative Knockouts Challenge #59 Animal Friends.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is Sweet'n Sassy Stamps. My cute little image is called Cocoa's Pumpkin. It was so much fun to color this image with my Copic markers.Thanks you very much for the image to color.  There is still so much I need to learn about coloring but personally, the kid comes out in me when I do.  The image is fussy cut out and is surrounded by the border with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions folder, along with a heart border, with a touch of bling.
My copic colors are Y11, Y15, Y17, Y24, Y28, W1, 13, W5, YR16, YR18, E00, E000, E04, E11, E31, E33, E35, R20.

There is tons of inspiration over at Creative Knockouts and truly you won't be disappointed by my fellow DT's creations, they are simply rockin.  We would love to see what our Animal Friends Challenge inspires in you.

May something bring a smile to your face today and thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Happy Birthday!

Hi! I am excited to share my newest DT card with you for 4 Crafty Chicks but first I want to tell you that last night was a night filled with some almost tears(tired not to do my ugly cry) and lots of laughter with my brother.  He took me to watch Tristan's very last home volleyball game of his high school career :) Now we just have a few away games that we won't see and some tournaments that we hope to see. When people tell you high school goes fast it sure does :)  Onto why you are here.

The hostess with the mostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks is me and well there is no better time to break out a Happy Birthday creation.

My card is below and the yummy image is CupCake Cherry On Top from Bugaboo. The sentiment is Teeny Tiny Wishes, Banner Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners, window punch, white bakers twine, chalk marker and button from Stampin Up. A Martha Stewart punch, Wink of Stella.  When coloring the image, I used Copics: E25, E27, E29, Y11, Y13, R29, R59, BG05, BG07.
My fellow Chicks and I would love to see your birthday creations. Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us your crafty goodness.

Wishing you an tremendously good week with positive thoughts coming your way.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Good, good morning! This first week of October has been simply a crazy and weird week. Nothing like a little craziness to keep one hopping along *wink*. It is amazing that we are already at our Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada.  My kids are super lucky to have a 4 day weekend from school, although some of them do have to work :).

So today is Thursday and you know what that means a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our fabulous and very talented host this week is our one and only Tina! For Challenge #215 she would like us to follow this RECIPE: 1 image, 2 Pattern Paper and 3 bling.....easy peasy right???

Here is a brand new DT card from me.  This card is made with Stampin up paper, Delightful Decorations Stamp, Lucky Stars embossing folder, garden green ink, pearls, scallop border punch, ornament punch and paper piercer.
Here is the sketch I used from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #236 that was found on Pinterest.
the sweetest thing...: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 236 
 My fellow DT's and our GDT Tenia have some marvelous inspiration for you. We would love to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what this recipe inspires in you.

Have an amazing week and Happy Thanksgiving on Monday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bubbling Over With Excitement!!
Hi my crafting peeps, I have some super exciting news.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is starting up in January, but they have chosen to announce who will be on the Design Teams today. Denise and Amy have been working incredibly hard to put together the teams, the challenge blog and sponsors. The reason why I am bubbling over with excitement is that I am one of the Design Team Members.  It is going to be so much fun working with this talented crew.  We look forward to seeing you in January for the challenges but please head on over now, to the Challenge Blog and check things out.  Thank you so much for stopping by! Yahoooooo!!
I am a design team member at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Good Morning! Sorry for the late post...for Creative Knockouts! There were some problems with my image the outline of the image kept bleeding so it was printed 4 times.  The last one worked perfectly.  Of course there are times when you have a deadline and it doesn't work either with family problems.

Creative Knockouts is on Challenge #57 and this week they are asking you to use Lace/Ribbon.  You can use one or both your choice.  Our awesome sponsor this week is The Stamping Chef.  I would love to thank them so much for letting me use this fun image. The image is called Knowlege.

My card is below and has been colored with Stampin Up Alcohol Markers and Copics. I was totally stoked about the layout of my card unfortunately as you will see, I forgot the ribbon/lace.  In the next day or two, another image will be provided for you following the ribbon or lace or both challenge.

 Okay my crafting that I am more awake. Here is the same card missing the pearls but I chose to add Ribbon to my card just like we were supposed to do for our DT projects. The new card is below.
We would love to see how you use the lace/ribbon on your creations this week.  So please hop on over and show us what you got. My fellow DT's have amazing creations to share with you.

Keep smiling and creating!

Hi! Sunshine Anyone?

Good Morning! Can you believe that it is already October? September blew bye in the blink of an eye but for the most part the weather has been beautiful. Yesterday, being the 1st of October we enjoyed blue sky and sun in the morning but by afternoon it was raining and it had cooled down quite a bit.

Singing is Thursday....YAHOO!! Leanne is our hostess with the mostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and for Challenge #214 Sunshine.

Below is my card and well I had an amazing image that was colored up and ready to go.  All I needed was a way to add some sun to it since....shockingly there is not a sun die in my collection. Next best thing Lori said "Why don't you cut a circle hole into something and then dauber a sun in" So thinking that was a brilliant idea, is exactly what happened.

We would love it if you would join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our challenge this week.  The chicks have some really amazing inspiration to share too.

Thank you for stopping by and have an fantastic week :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

You Got That Special Birthday Glow!

Happy Thursday everyone! Yesterday we watched our oldest son Tristan at his Sr. High School Volleyball Game and tomorrow will bring us out for our middle son Robin's football game and on Tuesday we hope to get to our daughter, Kaitlyn's first junior high volleyball game. A busy time for all of you as well I am sure.

I am excited to bring you my latest DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our hostess with the mostess this week is our one and only LORI. For Challenge #213 she would like you to use 3 different sets of pairs.  A bit of a tricky one but here is what I did....2 pattern papers, 2 punches and 2 pearls....easy peazy right?

This cute little image is created by From The Hearts Stamps (Birthday Candle Birdbrain).  I colored him with Copics: B12, B91, B93, B95, B97, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y18. The pattern paper used is from My Minds Eye Indie Chic and Early Espresso ink

My fellow Chicks have out done themselves on this challenge, so please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and check out what they have in store for you. We would love to see what our challenge will inspire you to create.

Huge smiles are coming your way....pass it on, you never know when you might make someones day.

Eleanor and Pickles Decking The Halls

Hello!! What a great last week.  We were able to watch our oldest sons volleyball game and our middle sons football game. Both games were very, very exciting.  One that was warm in the gym and the other one was warm until a rain storm blew threw then it was very chilly.

We are on CHALLENGE #56 over at CREATIVE KNOCKOUT and Kelly would like you to break out the CHARMS. Our sponsor this week is Lacy Sunshine. I would love to say a big thank you to them for letting me us Eleanor & Pickles Decking The Halls. It is such a cute image and so much fun to work with. I had fun glittering her up but unfortunately you can't see it.

Here is my full, love, love this paper.
Image: Lacy Sunshine Decking the Halls
Paper: Early Espresso and Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas
Dazzling Diamonds, glue, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Pearl, white Satin Ribbon, snowflake punch, charm, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter
B00, B12, B14, B16, B16, BG13, C3, C5, C7, E11, E13, E25, E51, E53, E59, R24, R27, R29, RV15, YG03, YG67, YG93, YG95, YG97

My fellow DT's have out done themselves with inspiration for you, so hop on over to Creative Knockouts and take a peek.  We would love to see what our Challenge of CHARMS inspires you to create.

Have an outstanding day and thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Falling Leaves, Family, Crisp Air....

Good Morning! Today, I will be enjoying my morning at home before my mom comes to get me for a parent meeting for the football team.

It is Thursday today and do you know what that means? It means I have a brand new DT card for Creative Knockouts. They are on Challenge #55 Fall Ya All.  Our sponsor for this week is My Creative Classroom and they are offering up a seat in one of their classes.

My creation is below using We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor, Brown Sugar Twine, yellow button and Copics (YG03, YG25, YR16,YR18, Y02, Y13, Y11, B93, B95, E11, E13, E51, E15, E59.  I won the image a couple of years back and this is the first time, I get to use it....yahooo!! It sure was fun to color.
We would love it if you would stop by and join us for our latest challenge at Creative Knockouts. Looking for more inspiration hop on over to see what my fellow DT's have for you.

 Thank you so much to Kelly and my fellow DT for helping me out while I was off.

Have an amazing day filled with tons of joy!!

Life is Beautiful!

Hey everyone! Today, I get to be the hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks. It is my pleasure to throw a challenge out to everyone! The trees are turning and with the weather getting cooler; it just seem like the time to challenge you to create something Fall related for Challenge #212.

So excited this is the first time that I have ever just created a card using all paper. The paper is from We R Memory Keepers. It is clean and simple.
So grab a cup of java, hot chocolate, tea and create something with nice rich colors to share with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. We would love to see you there.

Thank you so much to my fellow DT's for covering for me during my time off.

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fishing Boats on The Beach

Good Afternoon! today is very cloudy here but no rain yet. First off sorry for my late post. Last night we were lucky enough to go and see the RCMP musical ride. It ended up to be a beautiful night and fun show. Unfortunately the last few days I have been suffering from severe headaches. This is why my post is late and why I should have it done up ahead of time.

I am the hostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and my challenge for you is to make an Masculine card/project.

My card below is for my husband who just loves the water and his birthday next week. I tried to create something different with the layers of the card, I guess kind of like a camera. Not sure if it worked out but I hope he likes it.  The image is from Handmade Habour. The image was colored with Copics. and the embossing folder Argyle from Stampin Up.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenges - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenges - Coastal Inspiration
Inky Impressions Challenges - Challenge #173 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much stopping by and remember we would love to have you join us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Balloon Day!

Today is Thursday and that means 4 Crafty Chicks Day! I am sure enjoying this hot weather but it makes sleep at night a little harder. It is summer though so I won't complain.

I want to welcome Amy back as our Guest Designer for the month and feel like a smuck because I forgot it in my previous post.  Be sure to check out her blog Lil Cutie Creations.

Tina is our wonderful hostess with the mostess this week. She wanted us to use this color combo for Challenge #207 PINK, TURQUOISE and LIME.

For some reason I thought this color combo was going to be extremely hard but it was truly easy!! So on this day I colored the image it was crafting time with Chickie Lori. We was a blast visiting with each other.  Well the piercing tool got a good workout and I believe all the poking turnout.  I colored her with copics. It was fun configuring this layout and yes you are hearing this from me first...the flowers were fun and the little Sprigs :)  Hope you like it.
Stamp: Saturated Canary Stamp
Paper: Whipser White, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pattern Paper(??)
Ink: Memento
Accessories: flowers, brads, Small Garden Sprig Memory Box, piercing tool, circle hand punch and Chalk Marker.
YG23, BG45, R20, RV04, Y26, E11, E13, E33, E35, E57

So come on out and show us your bright and bold colors. My fellow Design Team members have out done themselves again.

Have a great day and find some time to do a little crafting.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sometimes On The Way To A Dream....

Hello! Sorry for the late post.  We had a very nasty, nasty storm that came thru last night and messed with our internet service.  I couldn't upload my pictures to where I needed them. Write my posts or get them to post at the right time.  Silly really but it did make me very, very, very frustrated. Must say, the computer almost went out the window. It was my fault really should not have been so late getting my stuff on.  Oh well, the good news it is on here now, we have beautiful blue skies and the internet is working, very slow but working.

We have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and our fabulous hostess is our one and only Leanne :) .  She would like us to use Pins for Challenge #206.

My card is below and the pin on this card was made for me sometime ago by Leanne. Her hubby Brian also made me a bow maker! I love it. I have always found bows hard to make and well I know there is some practicing to be done but I made one. Thanks for the both items Leanne and Brian.  The stamp on this image was given to me by my friend Leona. She went to BC and thought that this stamp fit me to a tee. It is beautiful and I adore the sentiment. I also needed to add some texture...who doesn't love texture? right?
We would love it if you popped on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and showed us your pins this week.  I look forward to coming and seeing what you create.

Have an amazing week and thanks for poppin in.

Fairy of Flowers

Good Morning! I hope you are having a great day so far! I think my eyes are still seeing dots after the lightening storm that blew in last night! It has been a busy week but the high light last week was visiting with my grandma, she is 92 and one amazing lady.

Today at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #49 we would like you to use Doily Fun. Our sponsor for this week is A Day For Daisies. They have graciously let me use Fairy For Flowers.  I tried something new and that was keeping everything black and white except for a portion of it.  Otherwise it is clean and simple design with the touch of a ribbon and a doily lace that my mom gave me.  A shout out to my friends husband Brian as he made me something to make bows.  Still working hard at trying to make them look pretty but This is way better than before.  THANK YOU Brian and Leanne :).  The coloring was done with Copic.

We would love to see you over at Creative Knockouts to see what our Doily Fun Challenge Inspires in you. 

Have an amazing week and thanks for sharing my creation with me :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Monochromatic with Purples

Good Morning and Happy first day of August! I am excited to show you my newest DT creation for Crafts Galore Encore Challenges.

Our sponsor for this month is Di's Digi's.

The challenge for August is an easy one.  Who doesn't love ANYTHING GOES! You can enter up to 3 times.  We all love coming to see your creations each month.

My card is full of layers and  thought I would try a monochromatic card using purples, now I know some of them look blue but they aren't *promise*.  I love this digi and got tryout my new butterfly from Memory Box.  She is colored with copics and I used some punches and spellbinders to help make my image pop. Who doesn't love to have some embossing to add some texture. It is one of my all time fav's :)

Looking for more great inspiration please hop on over to Crafts Galore Encore Challenge my fellow DT's have once again out done themselves.  Amazing talent.

Thanks for sharing my new card.

Have an fantastic week.