Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Very Merry Christmas with a little Charm

Hello from small town Millet, Alberta! This past week has been crazy busy but oh did I get a chance last night to some very incredible kids play in the band and sing.  There is nothing quite like Christmas songs to bring cheer into your heart. Everyone is so very busy but it is so nice to see everyone stop to take a little breather and just be.

Lucky me, I am your hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and for Challenge #225, I would like you to break out the Charms. Easy Peasy right??

My creation is below and I used Trim the Tree pattern paper, a punch and a stamp from Stampin up. The snowflakes are punched out with a Martha Stewart punch. It seemed that it was a struggle to find where to put the charm on and with out came my sorely neglected brads and woo-la the rest is history.
Looking for more inspiration we my fellow chicks will not disappoint. Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to check out their creation. We would love to see what you create.

Thanks for pop in and have an fantastic day!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"I Do", He Said....

Happy Thursday!! Today, I am off to Edmonton for my second workout this week :) It is supposed to be another day with beautiful temperatures. The snow is melting very fast, which can be good or bad with the rain that tends to come with it. Nobody likes freezing rain. The best part is this week my mom is driving me so, that means a little extra time together.

My fellow chick Tina is our wonderful hostess this week and she would like us to make a ONE LAYER creation for Challenge #224. If you need more inspiration my fellow DT's have rocked this challenge out over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

My very clean and simple one layer card below, was so much fun to create. At first it had me stumped but then I remember this stamp from a few years ago...yes it has been sorely neglected. It truly is perfect for this type of card. I colored it with Copics and forgot to write down my numbers.
Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our one layer challenge and show us what it inspires in you.

Wishing you a day filled with smiles. Thanks for stopping by.

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas!

Hello! It is getting close to Christmas but we seem to be having some warmer temperatures here in central Alberta, that is melting the snow quite fast.  I like that the roads will be clear when going up to the clinic each week. My week so far has consisted of basketball game/tryouts (not for me...LOL, for Tristan and Kaitlyn), Christmas parties, and a little bit of Christmas shopping.

Creative Knockouts has a new challenge for us. For Challenge #67 - Tis The Season (easy peazy right?).  Our wonderful sponsors this week are from Inky Impressions and I would like to thank them for this cute image and sentiment to use this week.

My card below is 6 x 5 1/2. It is colored using copics and the paper is Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Whisper White. The Ribbon is Elegant Egg Plant and Twine.  Hope you like it!
Come on over to Creative Knockouts to play, we would love to have you and see what this season is inspiring in you.

Have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sweet Little Donkey!

Howdy Ho!! Today is the best day of the week because Thursday is next to Friday.  The weather here yesterday was super gorgeous and the blue skies and sun just made me smile. The count down to Christmas is on! How did December get here so fast.

Today, we are on Challenge #223 Animals. Our hostess with the mostess at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is our one and only Leanne.

My card below is made with a Mlejin digi called Sweet Little Donkey.  The texture was added by a Darcie embossing folder. This cute, cute image was colored with copics.  The little banner punch is from Stampin Up. My paper is from Stampin Up Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Bashful Blue.
 Hop on over and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks...there is more inspiration waiting for you.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Good evening! It has been a wild and crazy week, with no computer and no internet for the last few days.

Today, is Dec 1, yes already! At Crafts Galore Encore Challenge blog, we would love to see you make a Christmas/Anything Goes creation. Our amazing sponsor this month are from Beccy's Place and I would like to thank them for letting me use this awesome digi snowman fence.

This image is super cute so I decided to make a clean and simple card, with fun pattern paper from Stampin Up'. The image is colored with copics and used a Wink of Stella on the snowmen but you can't see it.
 I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sunday Stamper Week 335 - Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
Stamping Sensations - November Challenge - Simply Christmas
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge #92 - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenge - Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #235 - Lots of Layers. (I hope the sentiment on the image is okay?)

We would love to see your creations over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge and if you are looking for more inspiration stop by and see the Design Teams Creations.

Thanks and I hope you get into your craft room soon.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

All That Glitters!!

Happy Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends South of the Border! May this be a time of enjoying everything around you. To my fellow Albertan's stay safe on the roads if you have to go out with all the snow coming our way.

Today, over at Creative Knockouts, Kelly would like to see Glitter on your projects.  Our incredible sponsors this week are from The Paper Shelter and I would love to take this time to thank them for letting me use this incredible image There's A Fairy In My Tea.

Another clean and simple design with this cute image. My image was colored with copics, the embossing is one of Darice. The brown paper is glitter paper and on the image there is A Wink of is hard to see on here by I did my best to get a close up.  Looks awesome in person.

Please come on over to Creative Knockouts for more inspiration from my fellow DT's and to show us what inspiration this challenge gives you.

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

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning! Wishing all of my everyone a Happy Thanksgiving in the USA. May this long weekend be filled with tons of love, laughter, relaxation and some crafting for the crafters out there. We are expecting quite a bit of snow but nothing like Buffalo. Tomorrow, I get to spend the day at home, playing catch up, it just doesn't seem like it takes very long to get behind.  On exciting news but not in a good way we think my internal batter on my laptop needs replacing....oy this last couple of weeks has given me some stress.  Advice remember to back up all of your digi's and pictures.

At 4 Crafty Chicks our hostess is Lori and she would like us to use Die Cuts on your creations for Challenge #222.

My simple card below has the Top Note die cut and my rectangle nestabilities. This fun loving image is from Bugaboo and of course I have added some dazzling diamonds, to the candy cane, bells and their hats.
We would love to see your creations over at 4 Crafty Chicks. My fellow DT's have knocked themselves out and I would love to the chance to hop on over to your blog and checkout out your inspiration.

Hope you like this creation and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Make It Sparkle

 Hi! I hope that this post find everyone doing well.  This past week my family sang Keroke which we haven't done in over a year. Even if we didn't sound great we were our own Rock and Country stars. On Saturday we watched Tristan and some of his friends that he has played sports with since grade 1, play there very last high school volleyball game.  It was very emotional, it just brought the fact that graduation is coming quickly. Our middle son and his girlfriend played Cranium with us and we had some very good laughs the past few days.

I am the hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and for Challenge #221 I would like to see some SPARKLE on your creations.  Everything just looks a little bit brighter with a touch of sparkle right. My mom designed this card and was excited to share her spare snowflake with me to create a card. Her color combo is simply fabulous for this Christmas card.  The snowflake sure does sparkle and so does the brad. All of the products are from Stampin' Up.  Thanks mom we need some more crafty goodness time together. It seem like all appointments for us and then I fall asleep on my mom. It is so nice mom that you are a very talented crafter that I can learn lots from.
If you are looking for more inspiration my fellow DT's Leanne, Lori and Tina have amazing creations for you. I look forward to seeing your awesome creations at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing day and here is a smile coming you way!!

Happy Crafting

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hedge Hog Flower - Happy Birthday!

Helloooo! It is a bit nippy here this past week with the chill of the winds, rain and snow. It has been a busy time as the volleyball season is starting to come to an end and basketball season is on the horizon.

Kelly has a fun new challenge for us at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #63. She would like us to use a BANNER somewhere on your creations. Our fun sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I would love to thank them for letting me use Hedge Hog Flower. It is crazy fun to color.

My card is below.  Please forgive me for my crooked picture, guess I was the leaning tower of Tamie...all 5'5 of me....LOL.  My card size is 6 x 5 1/2...really stepping out of the box for me...LOL. My niece is having a birthday this month and I was thinking of her when I made this card.
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Daffodil Delight??, Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Embossing folders (Honeycomb, Swiss Dots), ribbon, scallop punch, Banners Framelit Dies
YR21, E59, E37, E35, E33
Y13, Y15, Y18, YG03, YG67
C1, C3, C5, C7
B000, BV11, BV13, BV17, R27
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - #90 - Birthdays
Fab 'n' Funky challenge Blog - #237 - Happy Birthday
Inky Impressions Blog -  #185 - Animals
Creative Moments - #55 - Anything Goes/Celebration.

We would love to see you join us at Creative Knockouts...oh and looking for more inspiration my fellow DT's will not disappoint you.  They have some awesome masterpieces for you.

Enjoy your day and may it be filled with some smiles, laughter and crafting bliss. Thanks for stopping by.

Merry Christmas with Winter Fairy!

Welcome back! It is starting to feel a little like winter here in central Alberta, even though officially it isn't for quite a few weeks. We had a beautiful heavy frost yesterday morning and it was just stunning to look at with the sun glistening off of the trees.

I am excited to share my new 4 Crafty Chicks DT creation with you.  First, you need to know that our fabulous Tina is our hostess this week and she would like us to use a Fairy on a creation.

On this particular card, I used this awesome stamp made by Whimsy.  My image was colored using copics. It would be nice if you could see just everything a little more clearly for coloring and details. Alas, this is all I could do *wink*.  This paper is some of my favorite and works so good with this image.
Image: Winter Fairy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Woodland Winter Collection Bo Bunny.
Ink: Momento Black Tuxedo
Accessories: Pearls, dazzling diamonds, word window punch, punch??
C00, E50, E42, E43, E51, E11, E13, G24, G94, G99, B000, B00, B02, B12, B14, B16, R27, R29 

I would love to enter my card into these wonderful challenges:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge Blog: #121 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks would love to see what our challenge inspires in you. My fellow CHICKS have created more masterpieces to inspire you. Hope to see you there.

Have an amazing week and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sunflower Buggies

Good Morning! So sorry for my late, with all of my organization, I thought I had scheduled my post today for 4 Crafty Chicks but guess what? Brain Fart, I didn't.  Thank you Lori and Leanne for asking questions.

Our very talented hostess with the mostess is Leanne and she would like us to do a Bingo for Challenge #219.
I chose column B - Free (colored Image Sunflower Buggies Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp), Ribbon, Pearls, Black/White and Circles (embossing folder cuttlebug)
I love this image and it is colored with copics.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.
Digistamps4Joy South Africa - Mid-Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #6 - Anything Goes

Looking for more inspiration please head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks the girls have lots for you. We would love to see you there.

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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Crocheted Blanket, DT Call and New Challenge

Good Morning! We had a great time last night with all of the trick or treaters coming out in droves.  Now we are on November 1st and I am just giddy because we will be moving our clocks back tonight, so I get one more hour of sleep.  Yahooooo!

It is so nice to be back creating for Crafts Galore Encore. I want to say thank you so much to our Challenge owners and my fellow DT's for their patience the last few months.  We have some exciting news for you so please read below.
We are looking for some new DT members join us at the start of January 2015. You will need to create one project per month (usually using digi stamps provided by sponsors) and to comment on challenge entries. You are also expected to enter challenges with your projects and promote the challenge where ever possible. You must have an active Blog.
We are a happy band of crafters living across the world, we don't "do", drama and we have lots of fun!
If you would like to join us please add DT next to name on your entry. We will contact a short list of people who will be invited to tell us a little bit about why they would like to join us x

So here we are with our brand new Challenge #11 for the Month of November is ANYTHING GOES.
Our Sponsor is down below and they are offering up 2 sheets from the shop.
I am excited to share with you my crocheted afghan.  It works up super fast because of a very simple stitch. The stitch is a V-Stitch and the pattern of colors is one I designed for myself. My husband loved this gift to him.  It would be nice to make the time to crochet more. Most of my afghan's have been given away as presents. I have only ever kept 2 afghans and both of them were made for my hubby.
 Side View
I would love to enter my afghan into the following challenge and hopefully it fits the criteria:
Brown Sugar Challenges - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

We would love to see you join us a Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. It is an super easy challenge and my fellow DT's have no shortage of awesome inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have an amazing day :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Helloooooo! The mornings here are getting a little more chilly and so are the nights. Time to cuddle up under a blanket with a nice cup of hot chocolate. I am still in shock of where October has gone....can we all just say slow down some already. *wink*.

Today at 4 Crafty Chicks our hostess with the mostess is Lori. This month we have 5 Thursdays so that makes it our Crazy Egg and an Anything Goes Challenge for #218.  My fellow DT's and our wonderful guest designer have some amazing inspiration for you.  Thank you to Tenia for being our GDT, your creations were amazing each week.

I am so behind on making Christmas cards so I finally buckled down and made another one.  The image is Ava & Deacon Merry Christmas Sign by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I colored the image with Copics, used Microbeads for the snow, and dazzling diamonds. I had to break out some sequence and of course used Trim the Tree pattern paper.  It is hard to see here but I have Merry Christmas stamped on the right side of the card in memento black.
 I would love to enter my card into the following Challenges :
Fab'n' Funky Challenge - Challenge #235 - Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #201 - Anything Goes

We would love to have you come on out to play along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Anything Goes is super fun.

Thank you for sharing my new card with me.  Have a fabulous day!!

Kiss The Bride

Good Morning! So excited today is my only day home tonight. I do believe that this just might call for a pajama day!! Wahooooooooooo!

I have a brand new spankin' card for you and it is for the new Creative Knockouts Challenge. We are on Challenge #61 Patchwork Pretties.  I would like to thank our Sponsor this week from Sassy Studio Designs for giving me this beautiful image to use Kiss The Bride.

My card is below and boy oh boy was I excited to do this challenge. I got out my black and white pattern paper from Stampin Up and my square punch and went to town.  I colored the image with Copic's and used wink of Stella on the veil, headband, eye lid and bodice. 

 I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Diva By Designs - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge #103 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts for a fun and fabby challenge.  Looking for more inspiration well hop on over to the blog because my fellow DT's will not disappoint you.

Thanks for coming by....have a rockin day filled tons of laughter.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Wedding Day!

Hello! I hope this post finds everyone doing well! This past week has been a very hard one for me, emotionally and physically. It is so shocking how a year can fly by even when you are healing and mostly stuck at home.  Yesterday was the one year anniversary of our car accident! So I am trying to put everything into perspective and continue working on my healing process. Onto more happier things.

Our hostess with the mostess is our one and only very talented Lori.  She is challenging us at 4 Crafty Chicks to use Coral, White and Black for Challenge #217.

My card is below and I used two stampin up punches and the arrows stampin up embossing folders. Black pearls were used, along with a Die-namics die and two stamps from Verve.  It is another very clean and simple creation.  At first for some reason I struggled with these colors but next thing I knew it all fell together quite easily. 
We would love to see you at 4 Crafty Chicks to see what this color combo inspires in you. My fellow DT's and our Guest Designer have some amazing creations for you.

Have a fabulous day! I am sending a smile your way :)