Thursday, October 28, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks with Challenge #9 and Prize Week!

Good Morning from chilly Millet, Alberta....we have had a little bit of I guess Winter is truly here...LOL. I love snowmen and this weather just has me dreaming of them. Thursday and you know what that got it another challenge brought to you by 4 Crafty Chicks. First and foremost thanks so much to everyone who tried my sketch last week! It was sure a lot of fun!

I am soooooooo excited that we are on challenge #9 and the hostess-with-the-mostess is LORI!!! What is the challenge? Here it is: CHALLENGE #9 (4CCC-#9) is to USE PUNCHES/DIES on your creation! Love, love, love this challenge Lori...thanks so much for the fun! Now this week is an extra special week as it is a prize week, so please come join us and show us your inspirations!!

On my card the dies I used were Spellbinders (circle & scalloped circle), Stampin Up scallop border punch and their tiny circle punch (markers were copics and SU)! Oh and the dazzling diamonds and rub-ons are some of my fav's. I have been wanting to use this image that Lori gave me for my birthday for way to long.... Do you think it is cute?
I new which paper to use right away, but after doing 2 1/2 hours of math with Kaitlyn, my brain could not focus on a design. Card Patterns is one of my favorite sketch challenge blogs. I did change this one up just a little bit...hope that is okay. My image is centred and not on the bottom side and instead of a tag...well a scalloped border was calling me and I also turned my card. thanks for the awesome sketch ladies and all the DT's have beautiful work.
Other challenges my card will be entered into:
Fourth Friday Challenge - Holiday Cards

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes - my tip is to emboss your image before coloring! It just helps make it pop, no smudging and coloring a little easier.

Delightful Challenges - It's beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

Wee Memories - Cute Holidays

The Crafty Pad - Christmas Theme

We are so excited each week to bring you challenges and we really hope you will hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and play! This week is also a prize week so come on and join us! Now my fellow DT's have really rocked out this Punches/Dies challenge to see what they used or did here are their links.

Melissa- My Paper Obsession
Lori - Inkingly Yours
Leanne - Banking on Crafts

I can't wait to see what you create for us. Each week it is fun to learn something new by going to your blogs to see inspiring creations. One last challenge site to check is Picture Perfect Creations the newest color challenge is up!

Thanks for stopping in and may your Thursday bring you tons of laughter :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Ball Fun!!

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share with you two of the amazing pumpkins we got at the Pumpkin Ball this year! Each year with our family and for Rob's work we go to this most amazing fundraiser that helps in aiding adults and children with developmental disabilities. WDACS runs A day program and has several group homes. This fundraiser has been going on for 37 years and is still going strong! Each of these individuals make you smile and it is just so much fun because it is a family event. This year they had 50 pumpkin's for the live auction and 30 pumpkin's for silient auction (these are made by schools and other individuals). Each year we go I am surprised at what kind of pumpkins they come up with and their is never two the the same. I wish you could see the ones from the live auctions some of them are painted (cat upside down in a fish bowl (is painted just like a fish bowl) with a stuffed cat upside down coming out of the top), John Deer Tractors, Phantom of the Opera, oh they are just so fabulous!

This year we came home with 4 pumpkins from the silient auction! Hope you like the work that went into these two as much as I do!! Wish I had a painted picture to share with you!

This is Avatar!

This one has so many details but I couldn't get a real clear picture of it! A few of the hearts came off in the middle. but just another amazing pumpkin.

Hope enjoy these as much as I do! This is by far my favorite fundraiser we go to...and the talent is out of this world! Have a super Tuesday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thanks for Making Me Smile!!

What a weekend! We had so much fun on Saturday night. Our family went to the Annual Pumpkin Ball and let me tell you the crafting genius of everyone who works on these pumpkin's is fantastic. I will have the Avatar pumpkin on here a little later please be sure to check it out! Yesterday, I laughed so hard with the girls that my belly and check muscles hurt! It was great to see you all and laugh with you at our Stampin Club this month!

Now onto the new color challenge for this week! Megan has did it again with this new color combo! come join us at Picture Perfect Creations for Challenge #36You can do so much with them, now I don't have anything halloweenish but if I did these colors would have been awesome for it. Can you believe that Halloween is next Sunday? What the heck happened to October...LOL.

I wanted a sketch design so on over to Cute Card Thursday...and boy oh boy did they have a cute and simple sketch. The DT's work is also just amazing.
Ooooooooooo guess who I used for this challenge....can you guess? Well I broke in another Riley. This one is so cute. My friend Lori, Leanne and my mom all crochet, my mom also knits and I thought these colors would be a hoot to work with! We have spent much time working with yarn together and with the memories it just makes me smile. I could just see my mom knitting up a storm...LOL. She is my Riley * wink, wink*. My squares should have been bigger but I needed to finish this card right away so they are all done with punches. Hope you like her too!

Thanks for stopping in and sharing this card with me. Many thanks for any comments left. I really appreciate each and everyone of them!

Come on our and join us at PPC this week! Also share some love with all of the other girls, their master pieces rock!!! The list is up on my right hand side. Have a wonderful, wonderful Monday!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Let's Get Sketchy with 4 Crafty Chicks!!

Is it Thursday morning bet! You know what that means a brand new challenge from us girls at 4 Crafty Chicks. This week is my turn to host and Challenge #8 is a SKETCH!! I had fun playing with My Digital Studio and do I ever have a ton to learn (it was however a lot of fun), another crafty item to get addicted too...LOL. Leanne with her crafty genius helped me when I was struggling so thank you my friend.

Here is what I came up with for the sketch. Don't you just love Riley???? he is just so darn cute and fun to make cards with. This is the first time for getting this one inky and I think he will be seeing more ink in the next few weeks...LOL

Recipe: Stamp: Riley; Paper: Early Espressio, Garden Green, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Candy Cane Christmas DSP (???). Accessories: Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, scallop punch, 1 1/4 square punch, copic marker, SU markers and real red pearls.

I had looked at some other color challenges but the one that caught my eye today was Crafty Creations Challenges. It is sure nice to touch base with some challenges that I used to play quite a bit. Challenge #90 this week is a color one: BROWN, GREEN AND RED. My card can also be entered into Inky Impressions Challenge - Anything Goes. I have never seen their stamps before but they are very cute. Craftalicious Challenges is also an Anything goes challenge. It is nice to be playing with them again too!

Please come join us! Create and share your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. I am sure gitty with excitement to see what you will come up with. Thanks for stopping in and for playing with us!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

PPC #35 and Challenges From The Attic

Good Evening! I am so excited to be able to make a card just for fun to enter into a challenge. I have done the colors for Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo and I used the right Rose color! THANKS MEGAN!! for the awesome color combo!

My friend and fellow DT member has started a new challenge blog and it is called Challenges From The Attic! Sorry Paula it has taken me so long to get something entered into your very cool challenge blog!

I am getting this in just under the wire and her challenge for us this week is make something with Friendship on it!

Here is my creation, it is a very clean and simple card, with one of my favorite cuddlebug folders! D'vine Swirl. I did use Tempting Turquoise, but it doesn't quite look the color in my picture.

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's A Girl!

Well we have another terrific color combo for you this week! I can't believe we are already on Color Combo #35 for Picture Perfect Creations. Time just flies bye when you are having fun.

So I had so much fun with these colors that my mojo has three types of cards going on at one time. I couldn't settle on one and have three cards on the go...LOL, so I went for round number 4...LOL. A baby card was in order. I haven't made one in a while soooooooo here we are...
The sketch that I was oogling over is from The Sweetest Thing Sweet Sunday Sketch #89! There are so many idea's I have for this layout. Maybe I will be able to make another one with this sketch. Thanks for such an awesome sketch to work with Karen.

Here is my creation:

Recipe: Stamp-unknown; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Whisper White. Ink: Chocolate chip; Accessories: pearls, tempting turquoise brads, corner punch, scalloped punch, felt flowers and Swiss Dots Folder, tempting turquiose ribbon and D'vine Swirl Folder
Well darn it I just realize that I used the wrong color of rose for this card. I guess I will be back sometime today with another one...geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Well my weekend was really busy for us. Tristan my oldest played in his first Volleyball tournament in Edmonton. They were underdogs going in but placed 1st in their pool Friday night and lost the bronze medal Saturday by two points. We were so proud of his team and their hard work. My middle son went to a birthday party Friday and then spent Saturday hanging out with his friend, quadding, motor biking etc. My daughter spent the evening with her Grandma on Friday and they crocheted together and made a Haunted House...which didn't even make it to Halloween...LOL. Then Saturday we took her to Gymnastic's and headed back to Edmonton to watch Tristan play. Sunday was full of doing laundry, baking and watching Robin of the Hood with our kids.
Please come and join us at Picture Perfect Creations. The other DT's have some Fabulous inspirations this week. I look forward to seeing what you make and hopping over to your blog.
May you have a spectular Monday!!

P.S. Sorry for using the wrong color on the card. I guess one should really pay attention to reading when pulling out their paper. *Sigh*.
thanks for stopping bye.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's All About Inspiration at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good Morning! Wow you all did some superb distressing last week and I even learned some new distressing techniques thanks to all of you niffty crafters :).

Well while trying to work on my card for this week, it became a week of realization that I MISS MY CRAFT ROOM! :(. We have been working on my sons room so right now he is sleeping in my craft room. When is your favorite time to craft? Mine is early in the morning or later a night apparently and both times he is sleeping in there *sigh*. How did I not know this before? Enough of my whining and onto.......

Yep, I totally mean our Challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks 4CCC-#7 which is brought to by our chick Melissa. What is the Challenge you say! Well to find inspiration from this picture! Now I found this very challenging just because I thought of a pumpkins and sea shells, but don't own any to stamp...LOL. Thanks Melissa for supplying us with an amazing challenge this week.

I needed something quick for a sketch since my days have been too busy to design my own and this perfect clean but simple sketch is from Inspirational Card Sketches. Each week they have some amazing sketches. Thanks for your inspiration girls.
Here is my creation from this amazing picture. Bella's are so darn cute and well while visiting Lori, I changed my Bella friends out for this perfect stamp of hers. Thanks!!!

For a long time I have wanted to play at Pile It On but I always miss the deadline. Here is to hoping I make it this time...LOL. Pile It On Challenge #40 - Things in Three's. I used three pearls.
Come and join us for this funky and fun challenge! We would love to see you and if you know of any others who love challenges pass it on to them to come and join us too! We appreciate every person who plays and love looking at everyones blogs. Don't forget to stop by and share some love with the DT's their work is amazing (Leanne, Lori and Melissa), there links are up on the right hand side of my blog!
Thanks for stopping in and sharing your comments they are appreciated! Let the Inspiration Flow.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fun, Fun, Fun Colors For Challenge #34 at PPC!!

Good Morning everyone! Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving here in Canada! It was a beautiful day, a little cloudy but warm. I am so thankful for my husband, kids, family and friends. Life gives you so many things to be thankful for and you all are one of them.

So after coming home from being thankful and oh having just a tad bit to much to eat yesterday, I needed to get to work with these wonderful colors, it was fun but boy was I tired (turkey does that too me). Of course my brain went right back to spring and butterflies. Maybe with the beautiful weather we have been having, I am struggling to accept that Fall is really here...LOL. Megan this combo is awesome!!

Can you believe that we are already on Challenge #34 for Picture Perfect exciting is that. *WOOT, WOOT* Megan :)

Challenge Blog Hopping is so much fun! On my look out I stopped by the The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog where they had this amazing sketch.

Here is my card for this week: All paper is SU, ink & brads, spellbinders and D'vine Swirl Cuttle bug and the stamp is from Verve.

Wishing you a fabby holiday Monday if you don't have to work and if you do a speedy day! For me today will be filled with finishing our deck, laundry and some other cleaning (thank goodness on Saturday I got my flower beds cleaned out *wink*). Come join us this week for this awesome color combo and don't forget to share some love with the other DT's. Their work rocks the house again this week!!!

Thanks for stopping in and may today be filled with tons of laughter.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Distressing with 4 Crafty Chicks!!

Hello, Hello, Hello my crafting peeps! Yes we are back with challenge #6 at 4 Crafty Chicks. Are you as excited as we are? Where have the weeks been going! October is upon us and Thanksgiving in Canada is this weekend. It is a blast looking forward to Thursday's and sharing our new challenge of the week with you! Thanks to everyone who showed us some fantastic birds or chicks this week, it was awesome to go to everyones blogs! It was a blast to hold our first Crazy Egg Challenge and I can't wait to do our next one.

Our chick Leanne is challenging us to use DISTRESSING ON OUR PROJECTS! You know you always think about inking or ripping for distressing but there are other ways too like scissors and sand blocks (all 4 were used on this card). Sometimes we just use distressing without thinking about it and then when you think about it it can be a struggle (for me it was kind of like that but it worked out I think???). Here is my creation for this week!

Things have just been crazy here and my brain could not think of a layout so I went blog hopping and found this cute sketch by Julee at Mojo Monday! I think it worked perfect with the Thoughts and Prayers stamp from SU.

Love the colors for my card and they are brought to you by the Color Throwdown...thanks ladies for some fabby inspiration. Sorry the Vanilla fades into my counter tops...LOL.
This card is also being entered into Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - punches (they are a super bunch of gals check them out). Fresh Brewed Challenges - anything goes/girly challenge. It has been a challenge blog I have wanted to join for a while now and lucky me I can this week (hop on over to see them too).

Don't forget to hop on over to check out the other chicks creations: Leanne, Lori and Melissa
We all look forward to seeing your creations and checking out your wonderful blogs! If you get a chance share some love too we appreciate comments. This week will be exciting and we hope that you will continue to join us and share your inspiration with us. Can't wait to see if there are other distressing techniques out there too learn!

Today is another beautiful Fall day and will be a busy one...but I hope you get to take sometime to craft with your favorite drink, music or a friend or all three *wink*. Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Flowery Fun and PPC #33

Good morning goes out to blogger land. I must first say sorry to Megan and the rest of the awesome DT gals for my post being late. We have been doing renos and working like crazy well....maybe I am just going crazy...LOL. I wasn't and still am not feeling great and playing catch up is the name of the game. Any way enough of my whinning and onto what you really want to know about!!

This week at Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Challenges we have a wonderful color challenge for you! Now my card came together fairly fast because I had saw a similar card in the SU catalogue! I have changed it up quite a bit so I feel it is my own design :) These colors are so pretty and you can really work your magic with them; my fellow DT's have made some wicked cards.

Here is my card: The pearls are navy, garden gree and white, rub-on for sentiment, Martha Stewart Punch and mini flower SU punch and linen thread.

Can't wait to get back on here to see your cards and I hope that you will share your inspiration with us at PPC! Have a wonderful Monday! I am off to look for railings for my deck and so that means driving in the rain today!!