Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy 20th Anniversary!

Welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! You got it a brand new challenge for everyone. Before I get to our brand new challenge, I would like to thank Leanne (Banking On Crafts), Lori (Inkingly Yours) and Tina (Tina's Creative Place) for being awesome to work with, for stepping up when I needed help and for just being you.  It is fantastic to realize that we are on our #300 challenge. Here is to another 300 hey girls.

Our #300th challenge hostess is our one and only talented Lori.  Lori had me stepping out of my comfort zone with this challenge but I must say, I loved it.  So for Challenge #300 make a SHAKER CARD! This is my first shaker card and I made it for my husband.  Last week was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and I thought this was perfect to go with my new stampin up goodies that were recieved on Monday! Hope you like this clean and simple card. Thanks Lori for the fun challenge and getting me to step out of the box!!

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. I look forward to seeing your inspiration.  Leanne, Lori and Tina also have amazing inspiration for you too, be sure to check them out.

Poor Luvvy

Hello and here is to Happy Creative Knockouts Thursday style.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week. I would like to thank them for letting me use this cute, cute bear from Digital Delights.  Poor Luvvy is the name of the image was lucky to use this week.  The prize is a $15 Gift Certificate too Digital Delights. For challenge #143 - Anything Goes

I never seem to have these type of cards on hand. So when I saw this image it made sense to color it up for when we need it, we have one. My image above is colored using copics and the "Feel Better" is stamped in Night of Navy ink. I used spellbinders and a circle punch.  The paper button and ribbon are also from Stampin Up. 

With the temperatures everything started blooming here early but the last few days we have below zero in the morning and I am afraid some of those pretty flowers didn't make it.  I hope with the warmer weather that they will come back.

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts. We would love to be inspired by you.

Have a spectacular day!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Favorite Era - Wannabe (1990)

Hello! Well yesterday night we saw some lighting after we found this gorgeous nature path to walk on.  Have been praying for rain. I walked about 800 meters with bumps and hills it a great accomplishment. Boy did it ever work on my balance.  We stopped at this look out tower where we could sign our names and just look at the wild life and at the river valley.  It truly was peaceful with just the noises coming from nature.

I am your host for this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I would like you to create something from your Favorite Era.  Easy Peazy right??? My problem at first is that their is something from every Era that I like music wise, movies wise and food wise. Then talking with Leanne, we were like what is some good bands/groups in the 90's.  So Leanne helped me come up with this idea to try and recreate the Spice Girls with Kenny K digi's.  I think as far as girl bands in the 1990's these girls were on top. For this reason I picked the 1990's for their girl power :)

For the most part the digi's work for what I wanted. They were a blast to color up too.  I picked the color of clothes from pictures on Pinterest. I used Kraftin Kimmie Sentiment, Martha Stewart Punch, Stampin Up punch, Copics, pearls, flowers and gems.

Hope you like the creation you see this week.  Looking for more inspiration please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks. We really would like to see what is your favorite Era.

Have an amazing week!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jammin Drums

Happy "Creative Knockouts" Thursday! We are on Challenge #141 and our one and only Kelly would like us to use Doilies. The Challenge is called Doily Delights.  Now I must admit I do have these and tend to for get to use them.

Our sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine and I would like to thank them for letting me create with Jammin Drums.  I always love to color these images up.

Lacy Sunshine

My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you this week so be sure to hop on over and check them out at Creative Knockouts.  We would love to see you creations using Doilies. 

Thanks for joining me for yet another installment of my creative journey.

Love Generously...

Hello my friends! Would like to thank you for stopping by to see my lastest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks! Before I get to the challenge I would really like to give a shout out to the firefighters from near and far, police officers, pilots, business, everyday people for helping our fellow Albertan's to get to safety from the wild fires in Fort McMurray! I am so grateful that so many people have stepped up to help the 88,000 people evacuated. Thank you for being everyday Hero's!! Now back to the challenge at hand...

Our beautiful hostess this week is our one and only Tina! For Challenge #298 she gave us something easy peasy or for me it is.  Tina would like us to use BLACK AND WHITE for our image.

My card is clean and simple but I think works well with the challenge Tina gave us.  For some reason black and white is just elegant colors to work with. The above Rose is from Rose Garden dies from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the texture is made from Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I also used mini pop up dots due to a suggestion from my fellow DT, Leanne. They worked wonderfully to pop it up the rose. Personally I think there is tons you can do with this die set. 

Please come and join us for our lastest challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks we truly would love to see your art.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

You Go Girl! and Guest Designer Call at 4 Crafty Chicks

Hello my friends! This past week has been full of hot heat but with the high temperatures has also brought even more fires in the Province of Alberta.  We really could use rain to help with the dryness and the fires.  On Tuesday night there was evacuations in Fort McMurray, Alberta and it is the largest evacuation in the history of Alberta.  This wild fire has removed 70,000 people from their homes.  Our thoughts and prayer are with our families, friends, fire fighters, police, military and everyone else involved.  

Yes we are already on the first Thursday of May!! Our daughter informed me that she really only has about 36 days left of school.  Needless to say I went what the heck!! So on that note our talented and wonderful Hostess for our brand new Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is our very beautiful Leanne.  For Challenge #297 she would like us to bring out our SASSY WOMAN.  Must say that was so much fun to color this image of Girl Friends.  I have this dream that this is what my friends and I will look like when we get older :).

We also are having a Guest Designer Team Call. We would like for you to enter using GDT behind your name when entering, please use your name not the projects name as it might not show and we won't know if you wanted to be entered or not.  These GDT Spots will be one for each of the following months June, July, and August. 

Be sure to check out what my other fellow DT's Lori and Tina have for you, their creations are inspiring. Come on over to join us at 4 Crafty Chicks! Don't forget to put GDT after your name to become a guest designer.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenge
One Crazy Stamper - May Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - We want to see 3 or more layers
Crafting By Designs - May - Anything Goes Challenge

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Love Birds

Hello! This past week has been good. I saw the eye specialist but before that we met up with my mom, Gordon (a.k.a dad), Robin and Summer. We were lucky to have lunch together.  It has been a blast also listening to Rob and our daughter building a catapult for her science project, memory making moments.  

It is time for a brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  We are on challenge #33 and as always it is anything goes. The sponsors image I used is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the image is called Love Birds,  It was a blast to color and don't be too shocked but I did manage to breakout the flowers. I am hoping that you like the image.  The image was colored using copic markers and I wish you could see it but I did use wink of Stella gold and clear. 

Sponsor #1
Prize ~ 1 Image

Sponsor #2
(Designer Paper Sets)
In The Garden
Prize ~ 10 Gift Certificate
My fellow DT have some awesome inspiration for you.  Please check it out and join us for our next two week challenge. Hope you like the creation I made for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Enjoy The Journey

Hello, Hello! Shocking only a few more days left in the month of April. It has been a very exciting month weather wise can't wait to see what May will bring for us.  Mind boggling is the fact that Graduation ceremonies will be starting all over the place. Hard to believe that in a couple of weeks that is where I was last year. A parent bursting with pride that our oldest had graduated and wondering exactly where the time went.

I have a second post for you today and this one is for 4 Crafty Chicks where Lori is our very talented hostess.  For Challenge #296 she would like us to make a Graduation creation.  My card up above was made from a tutorial The Stamp Camp (sorry can't seem to get the link to copy).  Now there was things that I wanted to do to change it up but my mind was going all over the place. So when I sat down at my table to put my card together, I forgot to add the texture and the tassel was made way too big.  A learning curve, I guess you could say.  I have a few more of these to make and honestly the caps are super easy.  I broke out some new stamps from Forever in Time and Impression Obsession.  It really is a clean and simple card. For my next attempt I will try to fancy it up a bit and add more layers.

Please come and join us. Sadly this is our last week for our very talented Guest Designer.  Thank you Helen for all of your incredible creations and for being such a gem to work with.

We would love to see your creations over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Hope to see you soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

Lil Sweetie Mia Fairy

Good Morning! It has been an interesting week but I have been glad to get into my craft room and get some cards made. 

The card above was so much fun to color and design. Reading is a passion of mine.  Honestly, one can never have too many books right.  My family would say yep after we moved but in fairness I got rid of 8 heavy boxes of books. Yikes right.  I still have tons.  If I could own a craft store and a book store together I would be in total heaven.

Creative Knockouts is onto a brand new challenge this week and the above is my latest DT creation. Ching- Chou Kuik is out sponsor this week and I would like to thank them for letting me use and color this adorable image. For Challenge #139 - Kelly would like us to use Lots of Layers. My fellow DT's have amazing creations to inspire you.  Please come over and join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 21, 2016


Good Morning! It is that time of year where the sun is out more and well frankly it boosts my spirits. Are any of you that way? Seeing the sun, hearing the birds, frogs and seeing brown rabbits starting to hop around just makes me smile. It also brings gratitude for the gorgeous land I get too look at and appreciate each day.

Talking about appreciating...FOOD is something I appreciate.  Quite literally I guess, sometimes it feels like another hobbie...*giggle, giggle...snort*  This week it is my turn to be the hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks. So for CHALLENGE #295 "F" is for FOOD!! I had so many idea's running around my head for this challenge but I had a stamp set given to me by a friend and it was full of cupcakes so I decided to put my new stamps to good use. They were just in time for this new challenge :)

Have some fun with this challenge and please share with us what this challenge inspires in you.  We would love to see you join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  My fellow DT's have outstanding creations for you this week too.

May the sun bring you some sparkle.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Computer Ants

Hello, Hello, Hello! Happy Thrusday :) Can you believe that April is almost half over. It should be another beautiful day, with blue skies and sun.  Many birthdays this month today is our daughters 14th birthday, tomorrow is my father in laws and several more in the following days.

We are on Challenge #137 at Creative Knockouts and here is the fun part. We would like to see you MAKE A FUNNY CARD! Easy peazy right. 

Thank you so much to our sponsor this week.  I had so much fun coloring up this fun image. I tend to forget how much fun it is to make funny cards. Thanks Kelly for the fun challenge.

Prize: 3 items ($3.50 or less for EU residents) or $10 gift certificate for non EU residents
Doodle Pantry
Please come and check out my fellow DT's they have wonderful inspiration for you. We would love to see you too at Creative Knockouts.

Have an amazing day!

Get Well

Good morning to ya! Today is a special day for me as our daughters birthday is today and she is turning 14. We are so very proud of her. We are sad to being missing it but we want to know that she is on our mind, in our hearts and we will celebrate with her when we get home.  Happy birthday our sweet girl.

Today is Thursday and well you know that means a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our beautiful and only Tina has a wonderful challenge for us this week.  I don't know about you but I never seem to have these type of cards on hand. For Challenge #294 Tina would like us to make a Get Well creation.

Mine is pretty clean and simple but I had a blast with the ink.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks our guest DT and fellow chicks have wonderful inspirations to you.

Thank for coming by and seeing my new creation.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Scenic Card

Good, good day! welcome back to my blog. I am excited to share with you my latest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are now into April and we have a new Guest Designer this month.  Helen (Made By Helen) will be with us and has some very inspiring creations to share.

Our wonderfully talented hostess this week is our one and only Leanne from Banking On Crafts. For Challenge #293 she would like us to create something Scenic

The card above I made for my son Robin's 17th Birthday.  This style of cards is not one that I do often but I like it. I went to my go too tree stamp called Lovely As a Tree and the bear is also a stampin up stamp. A dauber was used to on the outside to try and create a night scene. Not sure if I did it or not.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our latest challenge. Looking for more inspiration my fellow DT and GDT will not disappoint.

Have an amazing day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tender Thoughts

Hi everyone! Today is a blustery day with a mixture of sun and clouds.  It has been an awesome weekend with friends who came to see me in my new home. Lot's of laughter and fun was had.  Unfortunately in my excitement of them coming I completely forgot to set my post to publish.  So an apology to the sponsors for this challenge and my team mates.

My latest DT creation is for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (challenge #31 Anything Goes)and the digi image I used was from A Day For Daisies called Tender Thoughts.  Thank you for letting me use this adorable image. She is so much fun to color. Loving the texture on my new embossing folder. 

Sponsor #1
Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

Sponsor #2
Prize: 2 or 3 digi's if you use TSB OR GB
Come and join us for at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for a challenge that allows you to show us what has inspired you. If you are looking for inspiration please be sure to check out my fellow DT creations they are simply awesome. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rayne - Rain Catcher

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I have a new DT creation for you.  This one is for Creative Knockout where our #135 Challenge is Outside Fun.  Our sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine (3 Digi's) and I would like to thank her for letting me use Rayne - Rain Catcher.  She was so much fun to color and find a layout for.

It is hard to see on my card but I did use a paisley embossing folder on the brown paper.  Wish that and the Wink of Stella showed up better for you.

My fellow DT's have amazing creation to share with you and personally I would love to check out your creations. Please joining us at Creative Knockouts

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.