Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cupcake Anyone?

Helloooooo! Today, is the last day of school in my house hold and the kids have been counting down.  It has been a busy week with field trips, exams, finishing off some extra curricular activities, before starting summer activities.  We have also had quite a few meetings to help keep life more interesting.  Our weather in Alberta hasn't been stellar the rain just keeps coming and my families thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is dealing with trying to recover from all of the flooding in Alberta.

Onto our 4 Crafty Chicks challenge which is brought to us by non other than "Miss Lori".  I was thankful for this little challenge of  "CUPCAKES" because it gave me the chance to break out my old Verve cupcake set that was feeling sorely neglected...LOL. 

So for this little number I broke out my dazzling diamonds, pearls, ribbon, punch, embossing folders, Verve cupcake and Stampin Up sentiment.  My paper is whisper white, pool party and chocolate chip. There you have it, it doesn't take long to whip up something when you have sweetness added to it :) .

I would love to enter my card into Make It Monday - Challenge #146 - Anything Goes

We would love to see what Lori's challenge inspires in you and I would love to come and share your creation. So please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and come play!

Whatever you are doing this week don't forget to smile and whatever you are doing make sure you enjoy the journey and do it with passion!

Thank you so much for poppin in!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sentiment Only!

Hello and good morning! Well the count down is on for all of my kids, school is almost out.  My oldest Tristan finished his high school classes yesterday, now for finals.  Robin and Kaitlyn's last day of classes is on Friday, then Robin has finals and Kaitlyn mostly has fun days next week.  Not sure where this school year went but it is awesome that there will be a little break of constant driving.

We are on Challenge #147 over at 4 Crafty Chicks...our challenges are flying by just like the months, guess good things go by fast when you are having fun.  I love to see what my friends come up with for each challenge.

One of my favorite things when checking out others work is looking at the sentiments.  The fonts, size and what it says always intrigues me.  So hence it is the challenge I am excited to give everyone over at 4 Crafty Chicks.
My card is a really plain and simple one but one that I loved with this embossing folder! I went with blue, white paper and black ink.  A sponge was also used with bashful blue ink to highlight a little of this beautiful embossing folder.  Thanks mom for letting me borrow it! I used this folder because it really makes a sentiment pop.  The stamp is from Verve and this sentiment can mean anything from fighting cancer to weight loss or school. It is an inspiring one!

 I would love to enter my card into Make It Monday -  #145Anything Goes

Please come and join us this week for 4 Crafty Chicks.  We would love to see what you have for us!  Have an amazing week!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing my card with me this week.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Paper Pleating at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good Morning! Yesterday was a crazy day weather wise.  We had sun, rain, hail, wind,rainbows and I saw three funnel clouds forming outside of Edmonton yesterday! Driving threw the heavy rain was not fun at all.  My cousin took a picture of a water spout at Pigeon Lake, we don't normally see these.

Let's hope the weather is a little nicer today.  The best part of my day will be sharing my post with everyone and hopefully working out, as I am in for another stressful day....I am going to try to smile through it but some days it just seems so impossible.

At 4 Crafty Chicks we have another fun challenge this week.  It is brought to us by our talented Melissa.


I have only ever done this type of paper pleating as a child.  I found a video on uTube that showed me two ways of doing it.  One way wetting the paper, crumpling  it up, letting it dry and then folding it or folding it and highlighting it with your ink.  I chose to do the second one.  My card stock is bashful blue, night of navy and crumb cake.  I made this card while cyber crafting with Leanne and chatting with Lori.

Be sure to check out 4 Crafty Chicks as our new GDT has another fabulous piece of work for you and for even more inspiration my fellow chicks have out done themselves.  We would love to see what this challenge inspires in you.

Have an amazing week, enjoy the journey and whatever you do don't forget to smile.

Thanks for stopping in and supporting my creations.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

4 Crafty Chicks and Make It Monday

Good Morning to everyone! We had another thunderstorm last night with some very high winds and quite a bit of rain again. Not sure what the weather holds for us today but I am sure there will be sun some where in the forecast right?  So this week has been busy but it sure did have a special highlight for me.  My mom Bonnie, my daughter Kaitlyn and my middle son Robin went to see Diana a Celebration at West Edmonton mall. My kids had to write essays as they were missing school and they both did an amazing job.  I loved Princess Diana as a little girl and admired her work as an adult, so it was so much fun to learn about her childhood, see her wedding dress and countless others memorabilia and oh so much more.  It was a day of memories.  Okay enough about what I did this week and onto the good stuff 4 Crafty Chicks.

 We would like to welcome our Guest Designer Nick from Nick's Scrap Shack. We will get to see 4 creations for the month of June.

Our beautiful hostess again this week is our one and only Leanne.  Now on this particular challenge I truly believe she is the Queen.  We are on Challenge #145...are you ready to here what the Challenge is?

Challenge  #145 - Flowers

Leanne just has a magical touch with working with flowers.  My fellow DT's are amazing too but I have to give this one over to Leanne she is totally the queen, there aren't to many creations without Flowers...she gets totally giddy over them...LOL.  Thank you Leanne, I truly did try to make some of my own, with several that didn't work out, a couple that looked like owl eyes, it was pretty funny.  So I incorporated an embossing folder with flowers on and an attempt at using punches to make a flowers.  All products are from SU! Rich razzleberry; basic black and vanilla with a splash of bling! It is another crisp, clean lined kind of card.
 I would like to enter my card into Make It Monday - #143 - Anything Goes

We hope you will join us at 4 Crafty Chicks where you can make cards; scrapbook layouts, 3D items...  I would truly love to hope on over and see what our Flower challenge inspires in you.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this creation with me.

Have an amazing day! A smile is coming you way!!