Thursday, September 7, 2023

Flower Dreams


Good morning!
It sure is starting to feel like fall here in Central Alberta.

We have a brand new challenge starting today over

We are on Challenge #503 - Use Your Favorite Embellishment
(as you can see on my card it is Pearls)

 Our sponsor All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Images

Thank you so much for supplying me with
the Flower Dreams image
to high lite

My image Flower Dreams was colored up using Copic Markers.
The dies are all from Spellbinders.
The paper/pearls is from Stampin' Up.
Paper piercing tool was used to create the double poke edging.

Please come and join us for this brand new challenge.
I would love to see what your favorite embellishment is.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Wishing you an amazing day!


Thursday, August 17, 2023

Highland Wish


Good morning to you!
I am in shock at August being half gone.
It is exciting, to pick our daughter up
and her boyfriends family at the airport tomorrow.
They have been away in Germany for a month.
We have been camping this month
with our grandchildren and their parents.
We splurged and got a paddle board and that has been so much
fun with our kids and grandson. 
Not sure why we waited to long to get one.
Let's get to why you're here.

We have a brand new challenge for you at Creative Knockouts.
Our challenges run for two weeks so plenty of time
to share with us your awesome creations.

What is our challenge you say?
Challenge #501 - Anything Goes

Super easy for this time of year.

Our fantastic sponsor for the brand new challenge is
Prize: 2 images
The digi that has been used on my card is called 

So this cute Highland Wish image was colored up using Copic Markers.

The embossing folder is of clouds
Yellow pattern paper just reminded me of my 
grandma's house (old country style) and card stock is from Stampin Up.
Other than the cloud layer the other layers are stitched
(Gina Marie and Your Next Stamp)
The sentiment is Penny Black.
Adding a few embellishments from Stampin Up 
and bam this card is complete.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Addicts - Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges - Challenge #56 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Great Outdoors

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts
as I would love to see your wonderful creations.
My fellow Design Team members have amazing creations for you too.

Have a fantastic week!

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Christmas in July

Good morning everyone!
Where is July going?
The Summer seems to be flying by.
Unfortunately, with all the smoke we have
not been able to get out and enjoy camping. 
Maybe in the next few weeks that will happen.
We bought a paddle board so hoping we can use that more too.
We are still enjoying our holidays.
High light of the last few weeks for me has been
having our whole family together, including my sister
a fire/hot dogs and smores.

Creative Knockouts is starting a brand new challenge today!
No time better to start working on your Christmas cards for this year.
We have the perfect challenge for you.

For challenge #499
Kelly would like us to create
Christmas in July

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is from

The Prize: $15 voucher for digital images

The image I used for this card is called Gingerbread House
Thank you for letting me high light this image.

Isn't it a cute house? It has been colored using Copic Markers.
Glitter (dazzling diamonds) has been used for the chimney, edges of the house, window
base of the house. It was used to act like glittery snow.
Also the sentiment came with this image from Alex which is simply perfect.
A clean and simple design, however, the image is popped up.

On the tag, the image was roughed up around the edges
and I used Gina Marie Stitched framed die for the snowflake
pattern paper.

We would love for you to come and join our challenge.
My team mates have incredible inspiration for you too.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #143 - Anything Christmas Goes
Corrosive Challenge Blog - #7 - July 2023 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in.
Crafting with you,

Thursday, June 22, 2023

First Dance

Good morning!
It is another beautiful day here in central Alberta.
We have had much needed rain, to help with the forest fires and crops.
Everyone is done school for this year tomorrow.
We will be going to our grandsons, kindergarten graduation.
I have some goals for this summer,
get my craft room and bedrooms organized.
Do you have any goals, that you are working at accomplishing?

Today, we have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts
We are on Challenge #497 - All Stitched up (real or faux stitching)
Our challenges run for two weeks.
(usually I do hand stitching but decided to use a stitch dies this time)

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is 
The prize is 2 images

The image used on this card is called The First Dance
A beautiful image to color up and one that is great
for graduations, engagement, wedding, anniversary...etc.
Thank you All Dressed Up for the beautiful image.

Our daughter's childhood friend since kindergarten is getting
married this weekend and this is the card, that is made just for them.

The image was colored up using Copic Markers.
The pattern paper being used is a retired Stampin' Up (from my mom's collection)
The stitched dies are from My Favorite Things.
For the sentiment Your Next Stamp was used.

I would like top enter my card into the
All Dressed Up Stamps Challenge Blog - June 2023 - #141 - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - #575 - Use a Sentiment 
The Crafty Addicts - Challenge #2 - Anything Goes

Please come and join us for our challenge over at Creative Knockouts.

In the up coming week, my sister is coming to visit
and boy am I over the moon about this.

Thank you for coming to my blog and checking it out!
Hoping my card has inspired you in some way.

Come and craft with me,

Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Book Elf - Thank you

Good morning!
Hoping you are having a good week so far.
May is just flying by.
We celebrated our anniversary this past week
and we had a long weekend.
Who doesn't love a long weekend?
It has been very hot and windy
so many fires in our province.
Praying for gentle rains that will help
with all of the fires.

We have a brand new challenge for you
for challenge #495
we would like to see Fun Fold cards

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
Prize: 3 Images
The Book Elf is the image being high lighted on this card.
It was colored using Copic Markers.

Fun fold cards are great. It has been a while.
The fun fold I am sharing with you is called a W Easel Card.
My image is probably a little bigger
than it should be but it still works out.
You use a 4.25x11"
Score at 5.5"
Score at 2.75"
Then you fold it to the inside.
or you fold it in half and then fold one piece in half again.

It was so much fun to color up this image.
I adore books and absolutely love
to read outside in the summer, especially while camping.

One of my dream spots to read would be to have a 
spot with pillows and a bench around
a tree with lights, a good drink and then relax.
Just read until my heart is content.

The stitched dies are from Gina Marie Designs.
The two punches with the sentiment are from Stampin' Up
The thank you stamp is from Stampin' Up
Paper is from Stampin' Up.

Please be sure to join us over at Creative Knockouts
for our Fun Fold Challenge.
We would love to see you creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have an amazing week.


Thursday, April 27, 2023

For Someone Special

Good morning to blogger land!
It sure has been a busy few weeks
for us with our families.
Two special highlights for me in the last couple
of weeks is:
1. I got to see my many of my aunties/uncles,
it has been way to long. Every minute counts.
2. My husband, friend Helen and I have
all started swimming again. 
It absolutely feels great. In the last month, I have
been able to accomplish all my goals in the pool.
10 years ago before my accident,
I was swimming 44 lengths with very good speed.
Even though, my speed is not there, once again
I am able to swim that many lengths.
My goal will be to reach 1 mile which is 64 lengths.
Onto why you are really here:

We have a brand new challenge up at Creative Knockouts
Challenge #493 - Flower Power
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
Prize: 2 Images

Thank you for letting me showcase this image
called Bouquet

Bouquet is colored using Copic Markers

Spellbinders were used for the scalloped circles
and the stitched dies are from My Favorite Things.
The adorable paper used is from a Stampin' Up (several years old now).
Pearls are unknown.

Be sure to check out the fantastic creations my
teammates have created. They will be sure to inspire you.

Thank you so much for coming to my blog.
Hoping, there is some inspiration for you here.

Have an amazing week ahead!


Thursday, March 30, 2023

Some Platypus Love


Good morning everyone!
Welcome to my blog.
It is hard to believe that we are at the end of March already!
We have a few birthdays in the last few days of this month.
Our son Robin's birthday was yesterday.
My 50th birthday is today...
who knows what this year will hold.
One thing, I do know it is going to be a year
of self growth and self love.

Today, we have a fantastic brand new challenge
for you over at Creative Knockouts.
Our challenges run for two weeks
and give you time to create and enter
to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor.

Challenge #491 - 2 or more pattern papers.

Our wonderful sponsor is 

Prize is a $10AU Gift Voucher

The image you see here is from

Our son Robin was given a platypus stuff toy when he was little.
He just loved it and well these little babies are so
very cute. When I saw this image it was
simply perfect to make his birthday card with.

Thank you so much to Beccy's Place for letting me color up
this super adorable image and share it.

The image was colored up using Copic Markers.
I used two types of pattern paper and layered them.
All layers used stitched dies (rectangle and triangle).
The pattern paper is from my scrap stash.
A little heart brad in the top left hand corner to finish it off.
Pop-ups were used under the top layer.

A clean and simple card today,
hoping it inspires you.
My fellow DT's have created some master pieces.
Be sure to check them out and share some love.

Remember our challenges run for two weeks,
we would love to see your creations over at 

Wishing you an amazing day/weeek ahead.
Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lot's of Layers - Christmas Fireplace

Good morning to you!

March is here....where did January/February go?
Not sure where the time has went
but I am making the little moments count.
After being super sick for over a week,
in February. Then a visit out too see
my sister for 8 days (so awesome to spend time together). 
It was nice to enjoy the ocean
even with the wind/rain/snow/sun too.
My markers and ink were calling my name.
It felt nice to be back in my craft room.

With March here maybe spring just might be
around the corner...looking forward to the vibrant
colors we will all be seeing soon.

Onto why you are here:
Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge
for us.

Our wonderful sponsor for this two week challenge is

Prize: 2 Digi's of your choice and a chance to be a Guest Designer
for the Mirtillamente Challenge


The card above/below shows the fun image of
a Christmas Fireplace.
It was a joy to color up using my Copic markers.

First thing I did  was break out the pattern paper and make lots of layers.
Each piece of paper is layered over the other one (5 layers in total).
Then I decided what size to cute my image at.
Glued it all down and first Christmas card of 2023 :)

Be sure to head on over to check out the challenge
It will be nice to get more inspiration from all of you.

Thank you for joining me today.
Have an amazing week ahead.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Cupid's Cutest Valentine


Good morning everyone!
It is hard to believe that we are already in the month
of February and Valentine's Day is fast approaching.

This year is going to be fun with our
My kids were always so lucky,
their grandma each and every year
made them a home made Valentine's Day card 
and gave them a few chocolates in a home box.
I am working very hard to continue this
tradition with my grand children this year.

Our first challenge of the month over at Creative Knockouts
Challenge: #487 - Love is In The Air/Valentines or Pink/Red/White Color Combo

Our wonderful sponsor is The Paper Shelter
Prize: 3 Images

The image used is called Hilarious Cupid
Be sure to check them out as they have so many awesome
images you can choose from.

The image was colored using copic markers.
I used a Heart Die to highlight the image and the little hearts. 
Sponged around the heart with pink to make the white so bright.
Two punches were used for the sentiment.
The Square was die cut using a cross stitch pattern.
The paper is from my left over paper box.
Wink of Stella was used on Cupid's Wings.

Please come and join us for our challenge,
they run for two weeks.
My fellow Design Team members have
amazing inspiration for you.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Passion For Markers Challenge - Week 675 - Use Die Cuts (all hearts and the cross stitched square)

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #489 - Love Is In the Air 
(It is filled with hearts, cupid and a Valentine's Day Sentiment)

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting my blog.

Have an amazing day!


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Let's Skate

Good, Good morning!
It has been an exciting start to the new year!
Our beautiful grand daughters turned one on New Years Day.
It was a day filled with joy and love for the two littles.

The weather has been pretty good here this week so far.
School is back in for our daughter and daughter in law.

Today, I am very excited to share my
first card for 2023.
Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge for you.
It is a real easy one. So let your inspiration flow
and share the creation with us.

Challenge #485 - Anything Goes
(our challenges will run for two weeks)

Our first sponsor for 2023
Thank you  to our sponsor for 
letting me create this card with
the Winter Warm Up image.
She is beautiful and so much fun to color up.

We would love to have you join us at Creative Knockouts.
My fellow teammates have some incredible inspiration
for you. Please share some love with them.
I am so excited to see what our first challenge of the new year
inspires you to create.

This year it is my plan to create and share some
more creations with you.

Wishing everyone the very best in 2023!
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support
me over this past year.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Tis The Season!

Good morning to you all!
Welcome to my blog.
Where is the time going?
Only 10 days left until Christmas Day.
Honestly, it just boggles my mind
at how fast every day is going.

Today, we have a wonderful challenge
Our challenge this week is #483 - Tis The Season!
Our amazing sponsor is 
Prize: 3 Images

Thank you so much for letting me
color up and showcase this fun filled image.
This cute image is called Fa-la-la-la-la

My image (Fa-la-la-la-la) was colored up using
my copic markers.
The snow is dazzling diamonds.
The paper used is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
The pattern paper is scrap pieces.
The punch is one from Stampin' Up

This particular challenge will be running for two weeks.
So come on and join us for the holiday fun.
We would like to see what 
our challenge inspires in you.

Have an amazing day!
Thank you so much for joining me for this brand new creation.

Stay safe,

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter Wonderland

Good morning,
It is a blustery day and we have
had so much snow that fell

Today, we have a brand new challenge over at
For challenge #481
we challenge you to create a Winter Wonderland

Our wonderful sponsor for this week is
Thank you so much for letting me share, create
and high light this fantastic image.

My image was colored up using Copic Markers.
To the snow element, I broke out my dazzling diamonds glitter.
Then I went in hunt through my mom's stash of brads
found a snowflake and the trees.

It is the perfect challenge this week with all the 
snow we are having.
Please come and join us for another fun filled
challenge. I look forward to seeing you creations.
Looking for inspiration, my fellow DT's
will help you out.

Please have a safe week ahead.
Thanks for joining me today.

Happy Crafting,