Thursday, July 26, 2012

Challenge #100 at 4 Crafty Chicks and Prize Week

Good Morning!! What an exciting day it is for us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we have reached 100 CHALLENGES this week! Wahoooooooooooooo girls and to all of our followers for supporting us and playing in our challenges :)  First off I want to thank my fellow DT and all of  the present and past Guest Designers for making this an amazing adventure.  I look forward to seeing what each challenge inspires us to create every week.  To Lori, Leanne and Melissa, thank you so much for your support this year thru many life challenges for me.  I appreciate it more than you know.  Let's bring on the next 100 challenges :)  WAhoooooooooo :)  My fellow CHICKS inspire me more than they know each week...thank you :)

Our lovely hostess with the mostess this week is Lori!!  She has an amazing challenge for us this week.  Leanne, Melissa and Judy have come up with some amazing creations to help inspire you.  What is the 100th challenge you say?


This was such an amazing challenge for me.  It is another clean and simple card.  Hope you like it.

Something old - my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Something new - my stamp
Something blue - my papers (night of navy and bashful blue)
Something borrowed - my daughters dazzling diamonds

 I can hardly believe that it is the last week of July already and so you know what that means a little prize.  This time the prize is being given by me.

Have an amazing week everyone.  Can't wait to see what you create with our challenge this week.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Challenge #99 at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good Morning blogger land!!! Today is Thursday and we at 4 Crafty Chicks have another rockin challenge. Can you believe that we are already on Challenge #99....I am truly super excited about this.  This week I am the hostess with the mostess and I look forward to challenging you to think "outside the box".

So this last week has been filled with tons of family fun.  We surprised my mom by having my sister, her kids and my brother and his kids here together in the same room for the first time in 9 years.  We even got my grandma to come out.  Then we had a family reunion with my other brothers and sisters. My family has been extremely lucky to have my sister and her family with us for some crafty time.  Sad to say my niece missed this as she had to go back to Victoria to work :( :( .

You can make a box from scratch and decorate it 
you can decorate a box that has already been made.

This challenge was super hard for me as I had a mental block about actually making a box on my own.  In the past with my stamping group Lori helped me and also gave me tons of instructions.  So as I was admonishing myself for picking this kind of challenge and trying to find other ways around it...LOL :)  I went onto to the web and found an easy peasy box recipe from Dawn's Stamping Studio.  So yes I had instruction but I did do it myself...LOL.  My sister was here and she not a crafty gal...but to appease me she broke out the paper to start creating a box with me.  Just to let you know this was her VERY first paper craft EVER!!!  Enough of my blabbing I will show you my take on this challenge.

I have decided with this mini pizza box to make it a Worry Box, where you can write your worries down and leave them in the box.  My box has some texture with dry embossing and paper piercing on it.

Here is my sisters take on my challenge.  Apparently for a first timer she should pick up the scissors, glue gun, ribbon and gems more often.  She had a blast using my punches and trying to using my spellbinders...after asking many times what is this and how do I use it???  Super glad to have her first creation be with me.  Can't wait to see how her family and my mom react...LOL.  Now how on earth can I get her to start a blog??? and create with us gals.  My sister box she has decided will be a Dream Box, where you keep a copy of the dreams you would like to fulfill.


Leanne, Lori, Melissa and Judy have some really stunning boxes to share with you. Hope you will be able to come and play with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  Can't wait to see what this challenge inspires in you.

I would like to enter these boxes into Make It Monday - Anything Goes.  It always has tons of inspiration for you too see.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Challenge #98 at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Good morning! Wow this last week we have been living in a heat wave....with the temperatures as high as +34.  However, in the middle of the night we did have a crazy thunder storm that lasted for over 1 hour.  I don't mind say that I am MELLLTING!!!

Can you believe that we are on Challenge # 98 at 4 Crafty Chicks?  Our wonderfully talented hostess for this week is Melissa.  She has come up with such a wonderful challenge for us.  The best part is you can use paper, ribbon, stamps, embossing folders to create this look.  Are you ready to find out what it is?


Here is my creation.  It was made having a fun day with Lori.  She once again let me use some of her new supplies. The stamp was from My Favorite Things and the flower was a die cut from My Favorite Thing and the felt from the flower were also from My Favorite Things.  The designer paper was from Echo Park and the black and white paper is from Stampin Up!!

So please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our newest challenge.  Lori, Leanne, Melissa, Judy (GDT) and myself love it when you join us.

On a sad note it has been almost a week since my darling husband Rob's dear grandma passed away.  She would have turned 93 the very next day. She was an amazing woman someone that others could look up too and aspire to be like one day.  Her generosity will always be remembered, her big heart and the way she never judged anyone.  Thanks you so much Grandma for loving my husband, myself and our family whole heartily.  We are sure glad you knew that we loved you back!!

Thank you everyone stopping by to share in my card and our new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Hope to see you there this week.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

RED and WHITE at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Holy smokes! I came on here this morning ready to link my card to 4 Crafty Chicks and nope there was nothing.  So off I went looking for my scheduled post and it was no where to be found.  Off I went running up stairs to talk with my husband Rob since I was completely frustrated. He figures that when our internet shuts down at night that it didn't actually save or schedule my post (I had just finished it when it was blocked).  We have blocked our internet service for our family from a certain time to a certain time to start controlling how much they are on it; so that means for me get my post done a little earlier...LOL.  I must say I thought my post was a fabulous one last night.  Not sure if I can repeat it but let's see!

Good morning fellow bloggers.  I hope where ever you are that it is sunny.  We have blue skies here this morning and no wind; boy does it cheer a person up.  Today, is Thursday and you know what that means another fabulous challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our hostess for this week is our fabulous Leanne from Banking on Crafts.  She has picked an easy color challenge for us and they are colors that I love to work with.  What a wonderful way to start off the month of July with this color combo.  We also have a new Guest Designer this month and her name is Judy!!  My fellow chicks (Leanne, Lori and Melissa) have some really incredible inspiration for everyone.


When reading what our challenge was I immediately knew what kind of card I was going to make.  Making wedding cards is one of my favorite things to do.  I must admit my friend Lori has a congratulations stamp that I thought would look better on here so I just might be looking to buy one more stamp set...LOL. My paper is Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White; Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Accessories: butterfly punch, cherry cobbler seam binding, heart punch (SU), scalloped punch and circle punch (SU), butterfly punch (MS), pearls and two cuttlebug folders.

I would like to enter my card at Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Nope this post isn't as good as last nights but I think it is okay...LOL.  Last night I had the gift of gab on here...LOL.  Thank you so much Leanne for the wonderful challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Please come join us for our challenge this week.  I look forward to stopping by your blogs and sharing in your creations.  Please have a fabulous week!!!