Saturday, August 1, 2015

Planner Day!!

As I type this up it is cool outside but still beautiful.  It is going to be another hot one like yesterday. Last night there was some amazing lighting to see as a storm rolled through but we do need the rain and it did cool things off so we could have a good sleep.  We are having a long weekend here and we are still deciding what to do, nothing like last minute decisions (wink).

Today we have a brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  It is "ANYTHING GOES". The sponsor I get to work with is Faery Ink and they were gracious to let me use Planner Day . It was super fun to color up.  In coloring her hair, a new technique was tried but just didn't sit well with me. So it was colored over with a hint of color coming through the brown. I will try the technique with the right color combo next time.  I colored this image up with Copic markers. Another clean and simple creation with of course my usual texture.
Faery Ink
Prize ~ 3 Images

Bugaboo Stamps
Prize ~ 7 Images

Imagine That! ..digis by Kris
Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
We look forward to seeing what you create for us this month of August.  Can you believe it is here already.  What happened to July? I think I completely missed it.   Looking for more inspiration well my Design Team teammates won't disappoint you. Hop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

You're a great friend!

Good Morning fellow crafting peeps.  I am having a pretty good summer so far but man summer is flying by so fast.  Can you believe we are on the last week of July.

We have the easiest kind of Challenge this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  It is an ANYTHING GOES because there is 5 Thrusdays this month. So that also  mean we get to pick a Crazy Egg Winner to get there own special badge.

It was fun to break out the punch and dies. I used Tangerine Tango to stamp this fun sentiment which I am sorry, not sure which stamp company it is from.

Come and join us and please show us what you have been up to this week!

Have a fantabulous day!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Celebrate this Life

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday where we have a brand new challenge this week.  Our wonderful hostess this week is Lori.  It is that time of year that we all enjoy a trip to the beach, if we are lucky the ocean and playing in the sand in beautifully sunny weather. Lori is challenging us to SUN, SEA AND SAND for CHALLENGE #256.

The card you are looking at was colored all with copic markers and a black pen for the birds.  It is the first time that I have tried to do a scene.  A masking technique was used to create a back ground. The stamp is from Stampin Up. With the help from Leanne she walked me thru it.  The sentiment is from a Verve stamp set.  

We would love to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks and please hop on over to see what Tina, Lori and Leanne have for you.

It'll Be Okay

Hey there! How is everyone doing? I am doing not to bad. Enjoying beautiful weather and honestly surprised at how fast this summer is going.  A total shock it could slow down just a little bit right? We were not home when all of the bad weather hit on Tuesday night but many friends and family had tons of damage due to a storm that came through with large marble size to golf ball size hail. So many things are destroyed and many will be picking up the pieces.  My heart goes out to them.

Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge for you this week.  We are on Challenge #99 how exciting is that.  I am super stoked that we are almost on our 100th challenge.  Anyway getting side tracked again.  Our challenge to you is to do Paper Piecing (stamp an image and then do it again on pattern paper cut it out and paste it to the original image).  Our sponsor for this week is Craft Classes on line.
Prize: A seat in one of their classes up to $25
This is one technique I don't do enough but it is super fun to do.  My creation is above at the start of my post.  It is a clean and simple design. with lots of layers! It was a blast to paper piece the boots, jacket and umbrella with fun colors of pattern paper. I made this card with the bad storms that many communities have had Tuesday and Wednesday night.  Sometimes you just need to know everything will be okay.

We would love to have you hop on over to Creative Knockouts and show us what you can do with paper piecing.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Clean and Simple....Celebrate

Hello, Hello, Hello welcome back to a 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Thrusday.  This week I am the hostess and well, not to toot my own horn I have an easy peazy challenge for you. 

Challenge # 255 - Clean and Simple

Here is my newest DT creation above is made from Echo Park Paper. I used a Stampin Up marker to draw dotted lines.  A Stampin Up stamp was used with the word Celebrate. 

We would love to see your beautiful work. Please join us this week.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Time fun with the Ice Cream Truck

We are officially nearing the end of the first week of July! It has been nice here so far this summer but our farmers and the rest of us could use some gentle rains, it would be nice while we were sleeping and wake up to sun. Over all it is nice to have had a few days of cooler temperatures :). Don't get me wrong, no way I want that s*** back anytime soon.

We have a fantastic new challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts.  We are on Challenge #97 - Summer Fun.  What a easy challenge right.  My card above has ice cream  and yummy donuts.  Our sponsor is from The Stamping Boutique and they have graceously let me use the Ice Cream Truck image.  It was a blast to color up and you can't see it but I added dazzling diamonds to the sparkles.. It was so much fun coloring up this image with copic markers.  The pattern papers, brads and brown paper is also from Stampin Up.
 Prize: 2 Digis
Looking for more Summer Fun inspiration! Please hop on over to Creative Knockouts my fellow DT's have rockin creative creations for you. 

Have an amazing day and thank you for stopping by.

Christmas in July

 Happy 4 Crafty Chicks day everyone! Are you looking for a fun, easy challenge this week? Tina is our challenge hostess and she picked a fun one....

4 CC #254 Christmas in July

In case you are sick of the Sun Tina thought it would be fun to get a head start on your Christmas card counts. ;) I am excited because I do believe this is my first Christmas card of the year.

I just love this cute stamp. there is glitter added to the hat, just wish you could see it.  The pattern paper is by Stampin Up, punch, ribbon and pearls. The image is colored with copics.

Please come on out and join us for our brand new challenge.

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Adriana's Owl

Hello! As I sit here and type of my post there are dark clouds moving in. It looks like we might get some rain which is very needed. The thunder and lighting is beautiful.

Today, I am proud to show you my lastest DT creation for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  We have several sponsors with prizes for a chance for you to win.  It was a pleasure to work with Karliegh Sue and she gave this wonderfully cute owl to work with.  The name is Adriana's Owl.  We are on challenge #13 and as always it is an ANYTHING GOES!!

Okay these are some colors that I just adore. I broke out pattern paper that well let's just say has been sorely neglected. It is sorely old. Also texture was absolutely needed on this right? So out came two of my embossing folders of circles. 

Prize: 7 Free Digis 

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

Prize: $10 Digi Shop Credit

Please come on out and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends we would love to see your work. Looking for inspiration well my fellow DT's will not disappoint you at all. Their inspiration is awesome.

Have an awesome day! May someone make you smile.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Together is Best

My card above is made with one layer of pattern paper and then I punched out the another piece of pattern paper in the shape of a scallop and added some 3 cute little buttons.

Our hostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks is our wonderful Leanne and for Challenge #253 she is challenge us to NO STAMPING ZONE.

For more inspiration my fellow DT's and GDT's will not disappoint; so please hop on over to our blog and join us for this first Challenge of July.

Have an amazing day!

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Hello, Hello, Hello! I am super excited as today is the very last day of school for our daughter Kaitlyn. Boy oh boy I just might try to create some fun dance moves today. Let the fun and games begin. Yahooooo It is summer time!!! :) :) :)

Kelly has a brand new challenge for us over at Creative Knockouts.  I am super excited to work with our sponsors Digi from Fred She Said.  They let me use the Cosmos digi. Thank you so much. For Challenge #95 Kelly would like to see us break out the Buttons
For my card above I added the buttons around my image with pearls.  Too bad because I didn't have more of the buttons.  My image is colored with Copic's and hard to see but some shine added to it with Wink of Stella.  It was also a blast to use my newest spellbinder and the inside was circles spellbinders.

We would love to see what kind of creations you create with buttons so please hop on over to Creative Knockouts to see our inspiration and to show us yours.

Have an amazing day!!


Today is the very last day of school for Kaitlyn.  It has been a whirl wind year.  Let's the summer fun begin. We are so excited about this to enjoy time with my hubby and kids.

Our hostess with the mostess for this weeks challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is Lori!  Our Chicks love to celebrate and just around the corner is Canada Day on July 1st and just beyond that is July 4th for our neighbors to the south.  We would love you to create for Challenge #252 something Patriotic.

For ,my creation this week, I decided to use the colors of our Canadian Flag. A new flower die from First Edition Craft, stamp and D'Vine Swirl embossing folder.

Enjoy your week and please share a smile someone, you never know when you just might make their day.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Welcome back to my blog! I am the hostess with the mostess at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for Challenge #251 and it would be fantastic to see Father's Day creations.

Our guest designers and fellow DT's have some awesome Father's day creations if you would like more inspiration.

My card above is a very clean and simple one.  This is a card that I have made for my dad. I used Early Espresso Ink and Chocolate Chip Ink for the tree and the rectangle behind it.  Real Red Ink was used for the sentiment. I look forward to giving it to my dad.

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, I can't wait to see what you design.

Thank you so much for coming to my blog today. Here is to wishing you a very blessed day!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rolling By

Hi! We are already into the second week of June, can you believe it? Today at Creative Knockouts we are on Challenge # 93 and we would like to see you USE YOUR STASH!

My image above was colored with copic markers. Since I have been trying to organize my craftroom to help relieve a bunch of stress (not sure if it hasn't created even more mess) several gems have been found.  Breaking out the brads, the festive paper-piercing pack, framelits label collection, pacific point designer paper, scallops textured impressions.  All of these items are old some have been used and other are not.  So I guess you can say I USED my stash.

Today, I will be going to the very last function of Tristan's  high school days. I look forward to seeing friends at the Sports banquet. May your week be filled with something very inspiring.

Our sponsor this time for Creative Knockouts is Artbymiran and she let me use Rolling By. Thank you for letting me use this super cute image to color and design with.

Prize: 3 Digis
Here is hoping you have a fun filled day with what every you are able to do. We would love to see your creations over at Creative Knockouts this week.

Thanks for stopping by for peek at my newest creation. 

Polka Dots

Good Morning! Today is Thursday and you know what that means....a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Our one and only Tina is our hostess this week and for Challenge #250 she would like us to use Polka Dots.  I love polka dots and well as you can see by my above card that I have gone just a tad crazy with them.  Maybe a little overboard.  I just loved the paper and then I thought get out your circle punch...LOL. 

So come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and see what my fellow team mates and designers have to inspire you.  I can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you so much for joining me for this reveal.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Bench Couple

 Hello! Welcome back! It is time for me to share my newest creation for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  We are on Challenge #11 and as always it is ANYTHING GOES!! We are so lucky again to have several different sponsors this month.  I am very lucky to have been able to use a Kenny K Digital Download. My image is  Bench Couple. The image is colored with Copic Markers and the paper is from Stampin Up.  The flowers and pearl are from Leanne's crafty stash and the die cut is from Lori's Stash.

Please click on the images below they will take you to our sponsors website

Prize: 3 Images

Prize: 3 Images

Prize: 3 Images
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft Challenge - challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenges - Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Blog - June Anything Goes

Thank you so much to Kenny K for letting me use such a fun image. We would love to see you come out and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  Have a brilliant day.

Thanks for joining me today, hope to see your creative creations over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.