Thursday, December 31, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #95

Good very early morning from Millet, Alberta. It is 1:15 am and a balmy -29 Celcius. We had another busy day darling hubby is on a role...LOL, although we didn't buy anything today, it was good to look. We visited with Rob's brother and his wife today. Upon arriving home we put the food away and I thought that it was time to make a card. The problem it was 11 pm *wink*. I bit the bullet and wolla here is the Taylored Expressions Sketch I spotted. There were two super great parts to this card: 1. The sketch...thanks for another great one and 2. the Nestabilities my very good friend Lori gave me. This is my first time trying them out on my own and in my cuttlebug. I am a second time user and LOVE THEM!!!!! Thank you so much girlie!!!

So this is the sketch TESC #95

This was my take on the sketch:


Stamp: Treasure Life- Close to my Heart

Paper: Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP (SU)

Ink: Basic Black (SU)

Accessories: Label Nine Nestabilities, Swiss Dots Folder (Cuttlebug), White Ribbon(SU), Scalloped Edge Punch (SU)dimensionals, buttons.

If I do not get on here tomorrow I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. May the New Year ring in with tons of love and laughter. May it last the whole year through.

I should get these tired eye's of mine into bed, as I have a date with at my girlfriend house with her (Lori) and her family. We are ringing in New Years together. What a night it will be.

Til next time- smile and laugh.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Yesterday I started working on this amazing sketch. I found it at The Pink Elephant Challenge. This week it was a sketch challenge right up my alley. Immediately I had some inspiration for this sketch. Now that I have my craft room mostly organized...I needed to get to work. Well you are probably thinking that why didn't I have this up yesterday....well my hubby came in while I was working and asked me if I wanted to go shopping. Ladies he isn't a shopper, so when he says "do you want to go shopping" I already have my purse and am running out the door, you know before he loses the urge to leave the house...LOL. It was a wonderful day and we found some really nice stuff for the house. We had a lot of work to do last night.

Today has been a day full of rearranging furniture. While we are taking a break I finished up my card.

So here is my take on this challenge:

I thought the view of this card showed the flowers color more.
Stamps: Treasure Life- Close to My Heart
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Marigold Morning, Tempting Turquiose, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Markers (SU)
Accessories: Spots & Dots, Swiss Dots Folders (Cuttlebug), chocolate chip ribbon, pearls, ticket punch (SU), edging punch (SU), dimensionals.

This card was inspired by all of the family and friends I am grateful to have in my life. Thanks also to everyone who keeps popping in. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Til next time - enjoy life.

A Cabinet Change :)))))))))

What an exciting Christmas we had. It was filled with tons of laughter, love, peace and what is better than relaxation. It was the first time that I haven't had 20-40 people in my house for three days. Enjoying who was here was fantastic!!!! Lots of games were played within the last 5 days.

Now onto the good stuff. My darling hubby Rob, went to alot of trouble this year. He went to IKEA and bought me a storage unit. Can you say gitty with excitement :). He put it together the same day I opened it (my DAD helped too). My job was to make sure I got everything out of my other cabinet. So in the process my mom and I rearranged my craft room/ toy room. I now have a spot for my embossing supplies (heat & dry), all of my punches, brads, pearls, eyelets...well all of my goodies. So thanks ROB, MOM, and DAD for all of your help in my craft room/toy room and in helping to make it a wonderful place to work.

This is the cabinet that I had all of my books, stamps, boxes on top of and all of my paper in.......are you ready for the next shot.....

Here it is....a mass of cube and wol la....organization......I LOVE IT A TON!!! Now to get rid of the toys. Which sounds like it might happen tonight or at least reorganized.
Wishing you all a great day and thanks for stopping in. Please check back. I do have a challenge card that I completed and will be putting it on here.

Til next time share a smile with someone, you just might make their day.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Tin

The last few days have been filled up and haven't allowed me time to craft....:(. Are you like that too? It has been so relaxing for me to do lately and I miss it already...LOL. Tomorrow, it is out to finish my christmas shopping! On Saturday, I had a wonderful time at my mom and friends windup for their stamping group. My cheeks hurt so much the next day it was hard to smile for our family pictures. It just shows that you laugh, live, craft and eat with friends. Loretta let me make their card front and it was wonderful creation, a calendar page for another lady and a candle with salts on the outside were our crafts for the day. What a super group of ladies. Sunday was our family picture day, and they turned out ok, not as good as last years though, but that is ok. Cleaning my house and laundry was on my agenda today, so no cards and I have to put my craft room back together...some how my stuff started moving up stairs...LOL.

Today, I was asked by Helen's daughter if I could make a tin for her boyfriends concert tickets. My bandage tins were pulled out of my cupboard and awaiting my rub-ons:) I used Real Red Ribbon and Season of Cheer Rub-on's. The snowflakes well I think I got a little happy with them (don't you just love snowflakes), maybe a little less would have been more. I hope that they like it. Ceri didn't want anything to fancy for her boyfriend. I really hope she likes it. These tins also hold gift cards. I make them for birthday presents.

I shoud get into bed, but I am wishing you a great day...may the cheerful force be with you if you are braving the crowds to finish shopping like me. Merry Christmas everyone, may you have a season of love, laughter and peace.

Til next time...thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Presents for Teacher's

Can you believe that tomorrow is the last day of school! Christmas holidays here we come!!! Two weeks of non stop fun and hopefully I will get quite a bit of crafting done :0. I always make my kids teacher's something for christmas. Tonight I made ornaments for them. I bought these cute ornaments at Micheals and I used two Stampin Up stamp sets and Stazon Ink. They are very easy to make and well under $3.00. A reasonable present for anyone on a budget, who wants to give someone just a little something without breaking the bank.

Although no cards tonight, I still managed to craft something. It has been fun sharing one of my other crafts with you tonight.

Wishing you all a great day tomorrow....
Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my crafting.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Picking Flowers

Hi there!!! How is everyone doing? I have had a good day today, very busy though (got some christmas shopping done). Tonight was our daughters christmas concert (she had two today). It went very well. I wanted to have this on here earlier but things took a little longer than usual. I thought these colors were fantastic and would be a real challenge. I had quite a few idea's with them Thanks for another super color challenge Scrapmaster's.

This is what I came up with. Isn't she is a adorable!!!! I love her. Please let me know what you think of Lily.

Stamps: Verve (Thanks), Lily-Picking flowers (Lily & Milo clear stamps)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Bordering Blue, Whisper White.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: pearls, markers (SU), D'vin Swirl folder (cuttlebug), pumpkin pie ribbon, always artichoke ribbon, paper piercer, corner rounder.

Thanks for stopping bye.
Til next time- share a smile and Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reindeer Blinded by the Light!...LOL.

Hello fellow crafters!!!!

What can I say about today...we had a NO school day due to the cold weather -40 this morning. I babysat my little man today who was also feeling off, so it made for a good day of 4 kids bouncing off the walls. I did manage to do some blog surfing today. There are so many awesome ones out in blogger land. I just found out tonight that tomorrow is also a NO school day due to the cold weather. My kids need to run, but can't go outside right now...crafting in the next few days just might save my sanity...LOL.

Tonight I am doing two challenges in one. The first one is the Sweet Sunday sketch challenge. She has some really amazing sketches, so when you get a chance check it out. The second challenge I found was on my friend Melissa blog, it is through Moxie Fab World. In this challenge you had to make a christmas card with any kind of animal big or small. I made some scary deer's...LOL. It just might send you all running...hee hee.

On to more good times...tonight I was talking with my very good friend, Lori and she had some more christmas cards to make and I suggested this sketch...LOL. Next thing I knew she was throwing out a challenge to me. What was the challenge you say? To make the same card sketch, with the same stamp but we each did our own colors. I haven't seen Lori's yet (I can't wait to pop on over) so please stop by her blog to check out her wonderful creations.

This is my creation for the two challenges:

Yes, my deer's have glowing eye's I picked up the wrong color of marker (oops!!). I think they were blinded by the light and look kind of guilty...LOL. What do you think? This is a different looking group of Reindeer's. My jury is out right now (It looked a little different in my head. :0). It was an easy card and a blast to make. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much to The Sweetest thing for a wonderful sketch, I highly recommend it to everyone.

Stamps: Holiday Lineup (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Garden Green, Merry Moments DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Real Red Ribbon, Martha Stewart corner punch, chocolate pearls, corner rounder punch, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals, markers (SU).

Til next time - share a smile with someone you just might make their day and thank you so much for popping in.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mojo Monday Challenge #116

Hi everyone!!! I hope you have been having a good day. Today we put up our christmas tree, we had hot chocolate, and christmas tunes going. When I woke up this morning it was -40 still....brrrrrrrrr. I did some stuff around the house, but I really wanted to do this amazing challenge. So thank you so much once again for sharing this great challenge. I got a chance to use my new Verve stamp, thanks for designing such amazing stamps Verve.

This is my creation from this amazing sketch:

I can't be a chatty katty tonight, my darling husband has a poker game he want to I am hurrying. I hope I don't forget anything.

Stamp: Verve (Plain Jane)
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Paper piercer, rose red ribbon, Swiss Dots, Perfectly Paisley, D'vine Swirl folders (cuttlebug).

Til next time- keep smiling. Thanks for popping in and sharing my creations.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jen's Sketch For You to Try

Good evening crafters!!! What can I say it is so cold outside...way to cold. It is currently a cool -43 with a wind chill that put is around -50. Our house is cool and we will be keeping the furnace up high tonight....brrrrrrr. Can't believe how cold it is outside, it even affected our t.v.. No better day than today to stay inside and craft. I had my christmas tunes playing, with hot chocolate, while I made this card. It was a fanastic inspiration. I found Jen's Sketch For You to Try, through my friend Lori. She made a most stunning card. Please pop into her blog and see her beautiful card. Thanks Jen for your stunning sketch it was a blast creating with it.

This is my creation from Jen's Sketch:

This is a cutie. I love this has never been used and it was perfect for this card. I had so much fun coloring. I made two of these cards the only difference is that one has very dark brown hair. My daughter felt I should go with blonde...LOL. So I pleased her. It felt nice to do a card other than christmas tonight. It has felt wonderful to create today. Please stay warm...if you are stuck in any cold weather and have a blast crafting.

Stamp: Lily- magic fairy (Lily & Milo) Rachelle Anne Miller
Paper: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, paper piercer, pearls, markers (SU) diamensionals.

Til next time remember to keep smiling and to share one.

Thanks for popping in to see me. I appreciate it and all of your comments.

Taylor Expressions Sketch Challenge #94

Yesterday, I saw this amazing sketch challenge. I had several idea's and kept changing them...LOL. This sketch was found at Taylored Expressions-TESC94. I just love this layout, so thanks again Taylor for the wonderful inspiration. You should pop on over and check it out!

This is my creation with the Taylors sketch:

I used a stampin' spot in order to get the effect with the Swiss Dots folder. I used Taken with Teal with the card stock of Sahara Sand. Honest to boot were my kids Kaitlyn and Robin told me exactly what they liked and didn't. So thanks to them for all of their honesty. The final result is this card for Taylor's Challenge.

Stamps: Holiday Lineup (SU)
Paper: Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Holiday Lounge DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Taken with Teal
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Ribbon, Martha Stewart punch, Swiss Dots folder (cuttlebug)

Til next time share a smile with someone and thank you for popping in.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Good evening my fellow crafters!!!
This has been an amazing week so far. I was given the honor yesterday of being one of the Top #5 cards for Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #26. Over the moon is what I was. My husband said to me "what is the matter with you, you are jumping around like you won the lottery...LOL" and I was doing my happy dance...LOL. Thank you so much for the honor. Another reason to be in a wonderful mood today was that my Verve stamps came in the mail today *WOOT, WOOT*. What a great day a great color challenge and some really cool stamps.

Now on to this weeks fabulous color challenge. I started it on Monday but discovered, that I don't own any Kraft paper....can you believe it. So I immediately got on the phone and called my mom and asked her if she had some. As all mom's usually do....She had a stash of it....LOL. My mom gave me some yesterday so I was off and running. Thank you so much mom for helping me complete this challenge. Love ya tons.

I wasn't sure if I could use white, as a result I went through several idea's before I settled on this one.

This is what I came up with:

I just realized that my middle layers don't show up well but each color is showing all the way around on my card. It must have been the angle of my camera. Sorry about that.

Stamps: Happiness Found (Verve)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Kraft, Bashful Blue (all SU)
Ink: Brocade Blue
Accessories: dimensionals, perfectly paisley folder (cuttlebug), corner rounder punch, pearls.

Wishing you all a wonderful night and a good day of crafting. Thanks again Scrapmaster's Paradise.

Til next time, share a smile with someone and remember Happiness is found. :) :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fabulous Friend

What a great day. I was able to spend some time surfing blogs today. I found some really fanastic challenges out there to do (color and sketches). I started another card tonight but had to put it aside, I just didn't have the one color I needed...don't you hate that...LOL :).

I went to Splitcoast this morning and saw that they have a Clean and Simple Challenge with the colors Red and Brown (with Vanilla or White). Anyway this card is a little out of my comfort zone tonight. I tried something new that popped into my head. This is a new cuttlebug folder called the Leafy Branch that I was waiting to try, so I broke it out tonight. My husband liked it so I am going ahead and putting it in the challenge. Please feel free to let me know if you like it or if I should change something on it to make it better. I am always looking for idea's to improve a project I have struggled with. Challenge was CAS44.

Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, medium oval punch, scallop punch, Leafy Branch folder (cuttlebug)

Wishing you all a great night...
Til next time may your craftiness be with you. Thanks for popping in.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Scrapmaster's Paradise Color should try it!

Hi my fellow crafter's!!! :). I know I said I would post tomorrow morning, but after blog surfing tonight, I came accross this really cool color challenge. An idea came to mine to work I went creating a new card. Thanks for the awesome color combo Scrapmaster's Paradise.

This is what I came up with. The design is simple and I think could be easily mass produced. I thought simple would work best with these colors tonight and well to tell you the truth...I wasn't into complicated...LOL. :).
Stamp: Sidekick Sayings
Paper: Real Red, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: corner rounder punch, swiss dots (cuttlebug), dimensionals, Whisper White Ribbon, snowflake brad.
Please let me know what you think. Thanks so much for popping in, it was nice to have you.

Til next time...keep smiling!!!!

P.S. I am just starting to use labels, I will try to remember. I don't have to many with them yet, but hope to build them up. Thanks.


THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of my followers who have stayed by me since I started my blog. I just wanted to let you know I really appreciate all of your comments and the time that you have taken to encourage me to keep going.

I would like to also thank everyone who takes the time to stop in and see my creations. I love any comments.

Thank you all so much for your support.

Our first Christmas Dinner With Family

Good evening everyone. Did you all have a good day. I sure did!!!! Not everyone could come to the family christmas due to weather, but the ones who were their made it a fanastic day. I am in the middle of working on the card but I am struggling with my layout idea. I hope to have it posted on here tomorrow.

A big THANK YOU goes out to some new people who have visited my blog and left comments on my new cards I have posted. They sure did boost my day. I really appreciated them. Sandra Farrell popped in and commented on one of my cards. She asked me to stop into her blog and I so I did. Sandra has some really cute creations. Please stop in on her blog, there is also blog candy available at Stamper on the Shore.

I am wishing you all a wonderful week with tons of creating, laughter and smiles all this week through.

Thanks to everyone stopping bye. Again thanks for commenting on my cards.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Laura's Sketch 40

Good Afternoon, from a snowed in Millet. What can I say, we have so much what else can a girl do got it craft. This morning my mojo was working. I have been thinking about this challenge I saw for at least 4 days now. When I came down stairs today, I new exactly what I wanted to do.
The sketch I tried was from 2 Sketches 4 You. I hope you have a chance to check it out. Crafting with family, singing christmas tunes is a really great way to spend the day. I am so glad we got a dump of snow.

So this is what I came up with. There are two cards, I made changes to on the second one. Please let me know which one you liked best. My husband and kids picked the one they liked, but I liked both with the changes so I posted them both. I hope this is okay. Thanks Laura for a fanastic sketch challenge.

Stamps: A Wish for Peace, Punches Three
Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Corner Rounder punch, scalloped square punch, Martha Stewart punch, Old Olive Ribbon, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals.

My son Robin did this really neat design on his card and we thought I should try it on mine, that is why I the bottom red part is cuttlebugged. Robin thanks for your help, it was an awesome way to spend the morning.
Stamps: a Wish for Peace, Punches Three
Paper: Merry Moments DSP, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Snowflake folder(Cuttlebug), Old Olive Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Punch, corner punch, Dimensionals

My husband and kids like the second one. They think the red word stamp really makes it pop. Please let me know which one you like. I hope to make some more cards today and set up our christmas tree. Sending you all a wintery smile. Til next time...share a smile. Thanks for stopping bye.

Cupcake Night!!!

Good very early morning clock is reading just after midnight here. I hope you all had a great night. We are still hunkered down in the midst of a snow storm. It is a blustery night out there with all of the snow and wind blowing.

I wanted to make one more card to night and as I was talking to my friend Lori, she told me about this sketch challenge at Taylored Expressions, so I thought I would check it out. Today, I found designing my cards hard, although this one I had a sketch it was picking the stamps and deciding what paper to use. I stepped out of my box a little bit and picked some different colors. Let me know what you think. It is pretty plain, nothing fancy about this card. Thanks for putting this sketch challenge on it was a blast. My son and I had fun completeing this project together.

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #93

This is my end result. Please let me know what you think.

Stamps: Birthday Cupcake (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Punch, Markers (SU)

Thanks for stopping bye. Wishing you a great morning with a ton of smiles and laughter.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Snowy Day Delight!!!

Hello everyone!!!!!
What a snowy day delight. Today, we have had our first snow storm of the season. Up until now we have not had much snow...after today though it is starting to feel alot like christmas. After I shovelled this morning, I came in and thought that I needed to get onto the challenge that was sitting in my head.

What challenge was in my head...well it was the Splitcoast Color Challenge CC247. for this week. It was with Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Soft Suede. Thanks for an amazing color challenge.

After much thought and reorganizing and arranging this is what I came up with.

The recipe:
Stamps: Home for Christmas
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon, Black embossing powder, Cuttlebug folder (Snowflake), dimensionals, ticket punch

Stamp: Lovely As a Tree
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Versa mark
Accessories: Black Embossing powder, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Basic Black Ribbon, black brads, paper piercer, 3 different size glass cups, Cuttlebug folder (Snowflake), Ticket punch

I hope tonight to do another challenge of some sort. Hopefully, my kids will be in bed maybe a little early so I could concentrate. Although, today was chocolate, christmas music and phone calls from great family and friends, it was wonderful.

Til next time...thanks for stopping bye and remember to share a smile with someone it just might make their day.