Thursday, December 8, 2016

Benson and Betty

Good morning! I do believe that this week we have been battling the cold weather and trying to stay warm. It is definitely bit colder than  normal for this time of year. Yesterday was the start of basketball season for our daughter and some of her friends.  They played their first game and won 49-27. A great start to the season.

Today I am here sharing with you a second card. This card is made for Creative Knockouts and for Challenge #171 Snow Much Fun! Here in Canada we are working on the snow much fun part (hee hee). I have two pictures below one brighter and one darker, I wanted to show you the sparkle of my snow. Thank you so much to our sponsor this week from Crafty Sentiment Designs Benson-and-Betty was a super fun image to color up.  My card is colored with Copic's and using Stampin Up Paper and Dazzling Diamonds. The Dies are from My Favorite Things and the snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart Punch.
We hope you can join us this week at Creative Knockouts! My fellow DT's have amazing creations to share with you and we would love to see what the snow inspires in you.

Thanks for popping in and taking a peak at my newest creation.

To & From

Welcome to my blog friends.  We have a brand new challenge that starts today over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our hostess this week is Nance! No Pattern Paper is what Nance would like us to use for Challenge #327.

The card above is clean and simple but I did dig deep into my drawers to use self-stick Deco-Borders. I tried to make a present with it.  Hopefully, it looks like it, with this cute little tag on it.

The Chicks in the Hen House have a great inspiration for you this week and so does our GDT. We would love for you to grab a cup of java, pop, hot chocolate and join us for this challenge.  I would love to see what you create for 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Rose

Time is sure flying by as we start December and I will have already been to two Christmas parties. This is one of my favorite times of year because giving is just awesome.  Seeing the joy on peoples faces and laughing just cheers my soul.

Over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends we have a brand new challenge that starts today.  We are on Challenge #47 which is always ANYTHING GOES. I would love to thank Fred She Said Designs for letting me use this wonderful image Christmas Rose. We have two sponsors for this challenge.

My card above is colored with Copic's, Wink of Stella, and a wide array of Stampin Up supplies and My Favorite Things Oval Stitched Die.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ 2 but 3 Images if use TSB/GB

We would love to see you over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Please join us in this fun filled challenge.

Have an amazing day and I truly hope someone makes you smile today.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

Good morning friends! Wow, we are on our first challenge of December. It seems like the past few months have taken about 10 minutes. *giggle, giggle*.  Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. One thing about winter is that you can sit down with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy crafting, book or just hunker down and watch a movie.

Our challenge for the first week of December at 4 Crafty Chicks is brought to you by Leanne and she would like us to create with Bears.  I adore bears too, so this was a super fun challenge for me.  I wanted to try making something with my punches and low and behold Pinterest didn't let me down.  Susan Byington from Sending Smiles Across The Miles made a Polar Bear Punch Art card.  

I followed the instructions as much as I understood. Her card looks way better but thought this has turned out cute. The colors are different and I used a stamp on the pattern paper. Other than that it is pretty much the same.  The above card has some distressing on the bears and to make hills of snow, I did use dazzling diamonds.

Please join us for a Beary fun challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Santa Molly

Good morning! We have had more sun this month already than we did for the whole month of October. Seeing the sun more sure has brightened my days and having the extra hour to sleep has brought my world back in line. It has been wonderful enjoying time at home.

We have a brand new challenge that is starting today over at Creative Knockouts. We are on Challenge #169 Tis The Season. It is funny how fast the time is flying by. I am not sure exactly when I am going to go Christmas shopping but holy smokes it is coming quickly.  Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights and they have graciously let me use  Santa Molly highlight this week.  My daughter and I colored this image together and she said yes and no to my layout.  

My image is colored with Copic's and the paper and top note frame was made from Stampin Up.  I also used spellbinders for where my sentiment is. It is a clean and simple design, hope you like it.

We would love to see you, please show us your inspiration over at Creative Knockouts.  My fellow DT's have wonderful creations for you.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Winter Wonderland

Hi, my crafting peeps! Our challenge hostess Lori over at 4 Crafty Chicks is thinking Winter Wonderland for Challenge #326.

I found this cute image in my pre- stamped pile and it was so much fun to color up.  I can totally think of cute penguins, bears (mostly polar bears) and snowmen out in the cold. My embossing folder of snowflakes just reminds me of shaking a snow globe and watching the snow fall. It is another clean and simple layout hopefully you like it and think it represents a winter wonderland.

I look forward to seeing your blogs, so please join us for our Winter Wonderland challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Looking for more inspiration be sure to hop on over to our challenge blog to get some.

Have an amazing day!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Never Regret Anything That...

Hello everyone, welcome to our newest challenge for 4 Crafty Chicks. Today, I am your hostess for this weeks challenge. For Challenge #325 I would like you to break out the FABRIC!

The reason why I picked this challenge was because my mom gave me some homemade jam for Christmas a few years ago and well I looked at the cloth and thought I could use this for crafting. Who knew I would struggle so much with how to use the fabric on a card...*wink*. After cutting most of the fabric up, flowers popped into my head. So here is the creation I made with the flowers idea.

Please come and join us for this fun-filled Fabric Challenge. My fellow Chicks Leanne, Nance, Lori and our GDT have some amazing inspiration for you.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ambrose King of Waves

Hello from small town Wainwright, Alberta. I am here to share with you my brand new Design Team creation for Creative Knockouts. Our sponsor for this week is Dr. Digi and I would love to thank them for letting me color up this super fun image, Ambrose King of Waves. Doesn't he just rock with attitude. Love it!

We are on challenge #167 Outdoor Fun, so break out those fun stamps or digi's and show us your fun outdoors inspiration. 
Prize: 2 Digi's
My card was created using Copic's, Stampin Up paper, scissors and dimensionals. 

Please come on out and join us at Creative Knockouts for our latest challenge.

Thank you so much for popping in and sharing in my latest creation with me.

Have an amazing day!

Just for You!

Hi everyone, welcome to my 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge Card. Before, our challenge is revealed; I would like to welcome our newest member of our Hen House. Please join me in welcoming the very talented Nance Salkeld from Soul Stampin'. We are lucky to have her creative inspirations with us weekly and believe me, you will be inspired by her masterpieces. Make sure you hop on over and share some love with Nance.

Our challenge this week is brought to us by Leanne. Today's challenge is Vintage for #324.

My card is made using all Stampin Up products except for the pearls. I decided to go with the story on the pattern paper and distressed the edges as I felt that it would really give it that vintage look. The idea for this card was from a card I saw on Pinterest. It was designed from Thinking Inking Debbie Olson Designs.  To make it my own, I changed some things up, added some layers, pearls, and some texture.  Her design also used musical paper instead of paper from a book.

We would love to have you come and join us this week for our Vintage Challenge. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Tree Angel

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  Today, I have a brand new post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for Challenge #45 Anything Goes. My image above is from one of our sponsors called A Day for Daisies. Thank you so much for letting me showcase  Tree Angel. It was a pleasure to create with this image.

My card below was colored with Copic markers, Wink of Stella(dress). The pattern papers, papers, ribbon, and embossing folder are from Stampin Up. The dies used are from Spellbinders (circles), My Favorite Things (stitched rectangle), and Elizabeth Craft Designs (Peace). The pearls are from an unknown brand.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate
** Sponsor 2 **
Bugaboo Stamps
Prize ~ 7 Images
Today is a beautiful day out, warmer than it has been. It is the second weekend that we have been home for and it feels really nice.

Wishing you a wonderful day and hoping that in some way I inspired your craftiness today.

Have an amazing day and please come and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Your are my sunshine!

Hello! I am excited to be back today to show you my card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  It is the first Thursday of the month, so that means your hostess is Leanne.  We are on Challenge #323 and Leanne would like us to break out the SWIRLY PEARLS. 

It is with a very sad heart, that this week is our Chick Tina's last hen house post. Tina has been a huge blessing, friend and a crafty inspiration to me(us)/our blog. We know that life has a way of busy and is taking her in a different direction but she will always be one of the chicks. Sending you love and hugs my friend, thank you for the wonderful blessing you have brought into my life. You are the DA BOMB!!!

I would like to welcome Nicola from Amethyst Lily Designs to our hen house as our Guest Designer for the month of November.

This was an awesome challenge as all of us chicks like to use pearls.  I didn't have big swirls in my stash but I did have this one to use on this cute card.  I picked bright colors and this cute little turtle to color up. My image was colored up using Copic Markers and I used chocolate chip ink for sponging around the edge of the sentiment.

We would love it if you join us for 4 Crafty Chicks. Looking for more inspiration our GDT and chicks from the hen house have lots for you.

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dragon Gifts

We have a new challenge this week at Creative Knockouts! The challenge is Something To Say for #165.  I would like to thank our sponsor A Day For Daisies as they let me highlight A Dragon Gifts for this challenge. It sure was a pleasure to color up this cute image.

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
My image was colored using Copics. The rest of the card is made from Stampin Up pattern paper and paper. The dies are from My Favorite Things and the pearls are unknown. The stamp is from Fiskars.

We would love to have you join us at Creative Knockouts for our Something to Say.  My fellow DT's have outdone themselves again. Please hop on over and check them out and then show us your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your comments are a ray of sunshine to me so thank you.


Good morning everyone! It is already the last Thursday of October and Halloween is just around the corner. 

Our hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks is Lori! She has a fun filled challenge for us.  For Challenge #322 Lori would like us to color on Kraft card stock. I have never done this before but some of my fellow DT's have and they have made truly gorgeous creations. No exception, this time, they will inspire you.  My stamp is from Stampin Up and the image was colored with Copics. Unfortunately, you can not see the Wink of Stella on this card but it really does make it pop. The punches and paper are also from Stampin Up.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my newest creation.  Your comments bring a bright spot into my day and are truly appreciated.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Strength Within

Hi everyone! It's time for a brand new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are on Challenge #321 and your hostess this week is me.  I would like everyone to dig deep and find a way to create something to inspire someone for our STRENGTH WITHIN challenge.

When I had my accident, I was given very supportive cards, that I read every day to help me on my road to recovery. Even to this day as I can do more, more problems or things pop up and life can become very discouraging, as people don't always want to here what truly is going on in our lives. Encouraging words are so helpful, they can bring light into any kind of situation, good, bad or just to cheer someone on to the next step. It is through dark times that we can help support others or ourselves by finding our courage, strength, and confidence. Strength within can be a very hard challenge to find and be at peace with.  

The card above has a Quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that has been my go to the last few months. I have been fearful of meeting new people but after reading this several times a day, there is a plan for me to take. Fight the Fear and Do It Anyway was one of my biggest quotes before my accident and gosh I am going to look fear in the face and do it anyways.

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Strength Within Challenge.  I know it is a hard one but our fellow DT's have some amazing inspiration for you.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


We have a rockin' new challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts this week.  Kelly would like us to do an Anything Goes. Easy-peasy, right? Just wow us with your creativity. Our sponsor is Nikki Burnette from Spellbinding Stamps.  I would like to thank her for letting me highlight Analise. It has been a pleasure to color this beautiful image up.

The card was made using My Favorite Thing Stitched ovals, pearls, stampin' up pattern papers and cardstock. My image was colored using Copics.
Prize: 3 Images
What a beautiful day out yesterday! I enjoyed getting together with my bible study group and having lunch. It was a day to celebrate the sun coming out and warmer temperatures.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Create and Makes Challenge Blog - Challenge #4 - Anything Goes with optional twist Die Cuts (Ovals)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge 20- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge 107 - Anything Goes

We would love for you to join us at Creative Knockouts for our Anything Goes Challenge.