Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Wedding

Good Morning! It has been a crazy busy week here and next week is going to get busier with even more appointments and new sporting advents happening, business meetings and more. Congratulations to our oldest as he started his new job on Tuesday and to our youngest as she won a contest on the radio. It has been so nice to cherish the little things that make me smile in the face of adversity.

Today is Thrusday and that means a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks  and our hostess this week is our talented Lori.  She has Challenge # 139 for us.  Are you ready to hear what it is?  It is a gooder, Lori would like us to use Felt on our projects. You can create a card, scrapbook page,

On the weekend I went shopping with Lori and Leanne, we found a few brand new craft stores that we gave plenty of attention to...LOL.  In the one store there was so many different kinds of felt products and well the wedding pack just had to come home with me to use.  I used only 3 pieces from the collection but it does make for a wonderful wedding card layout.  Couldn't help but break out some more embossing folders to add some texture behind the cake and the next layer. The paper is creamy caramel, vanilla and white all from Stampin Up.

 I would like to enter my card into Make It Monday - #137 - Anything Goes

Another 40th birthday card from my very good friend Lori.  It has all of the colors, I like and the stamp is one that we bought together while shopping over a month in a half ago and she colored here one night.  It was a fantastic surprise to see this is the card, I received for my birthday.  SIMPLY ADORED!! Thank you very much for the wonderful card and for adding to my birthday. If you would like to see more of her creations hop on over to Inkingly Yours.
 Hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to join us for another new fun filled challenge! I look forward to seeing your blogs and what our Felt challenge inspires in you.
What will you make today?
Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to share my card with me this week. Have an amazing week.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lovely as a Tree

Hellooooooo! Can you believe we are already back to Thursday? The weeks are just flying by and boy the schedules with the kids are picking up.  Not so much what they are doing but extra appointments and stuff.  So last week when I was away at a convention for my husbands work, we went from sunny and a little chilly to a blizzard, nice on Friday and then another blizzard.  The weather is changing constantly but spring is calling my name.  I was incredibly proud of the Wetaskiwin Credit Union as they won an award, which is tough for the smaller guys to do at the Alberta AGM.  We were also proud of our oldest son as he tried out for Team Alberta (basketball) and made it to the final cut of 10 kids, he did awesome for being injured. Our daughter Kaitlyn turned 11 (growing up way to fast) and our middle son had a great time with his Tae Kwon Do.  My mom narrowly survived with her life, for some reason the dish washer had it out for her, jumped out and attacked her good. (Sorry mom and thank you for all you do).

Seeing the sunny skies and starting to see the green grass, has me looking for some buds on the trees anything besides the geese to show me that the s*** will leave and stay gone for a while.  As hostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, my idea was to celebrate Trees for our challenge #138.

My card below is stamped with Lovely as a Tree, paper is Chocolate Chip, Vanilla and Crumb Cake.  I had fun putting texture to this.  Mom thank you so much for the new embossing folder from stamping up.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks Leanne, Lori, Melissa and Sue have out done themselves and have some amazing inspiration for you.  Come on out and play, it is going to be fun to see what you create.

I would love to enter this card into Make it Monday - Anything Goes.

Thank you for sharing my creation with me.

P.S.  I am grateful for all of you!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happily Ever After!

Hello from the Camp house hold! We are in the middle of our Easter holidays here and well I must say it has been a busy one.  Spring clean inside and outside of the house, getting out of the house and exercising, celebrating birthdays and having amazing company :)  When we looked outside last night we noticed that we were getting our first heavy spring rain.  It has taken quite a bit of the snow off of our yard....yahooooo! The birds are starting to twitter pate and the geese having been going over our house like crazy.  Enough of my yapping and onto my new card and a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

So this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks we have a challenge that well, I must say, I don't use near enough of these.  Our incredibly talented hostess with the mostess this week is Leanne from Banking On Crafts.  She has asked us for Challenge #136 to use CHARMS!  We are also welcoming our new Guest Designer for the month of April and her name is Sue

Low and behold when I was going thru my stash of stuff looking for charms, I find this nice little package that Miss. Leanne gave me for Christmas.  It was too perfect, thanks for giving me these charms Lan and saving my butt for this challenge. The charms she gave me are all different styles of hearts and they are super wonderful.  My card is made with paper, ink and embossing folder are from Stampin Up (Night of Navy, Basic Grey and Whisper white), ink is Night of Navy, embossing.  Now if anyone could help me my Night of Navy always looks purple when I take of picture of it...any idea's?  Accessories are the Twine and charm :).  The Stamps used are from Inkadinkado -Wedding.

On a special note I have a few very, very special people I would love to thank for my homemade 40th Birthday cards.  These cards will always be treasured by me. There have been cards over the years that I have been saving to frame and I do believe these two will be in that frame.  Now to find suitable frame.  Turning 40 this past weekend was a hard one for me.  When I turned 30 it wasn't bad but turning 40 was really hard, had me in tears often and down. For quite a few of my friends it was turning 30 that was the problem and not 40 (they embraced it and well hmmm...I didn't). There has also been so much going on in our lives that I think everything just got to be too much and the expectations of me. The goals I set for when I turned 40 were not met but I am trying to tell those Negative thoughts to go take a Hike.  All in all my birthday was good spent with my family, we went shopping, bowling and out for supper.

My mom in the last few months has pumped out over 200 cards..she is amazing! She makes cards for all of my grandma, my aunts and uncles, my brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and great for both.  My mom makes, anniversary, Christmas, Easter, Valentines Days, birthdays and truly makes everyone feel special because she took the time to make them.  Thank you so much for everything you have created for my kids, husband and myself.  Each item being unique and very special.

Bonnie Stewart - My Mom...who needs to get a blog of her own *wink*

Leanne when I went to the mail yesterday, granted a few days after my birthday.  There was a huge surprise for me parcel pick up slip.  Boy was I thinking man I've been good and didn't order anything...low and behold it was a card from my dear friend Leanne.  Well giddy with excitement as always to get something fun in the mail, it was quickly opened.  To quote Robin and his friend Dylan..."that is sick"...which means it is totally cool. Then came the questions of if I could create cards like this.  Well I said no mine are different but Leanne really knows how to put details onto a card that make them picture perfect.  Lori I totally know what you meanT when you said to me over a week ago that this card I would want to frame and I DO!

Leanne took my desire for reading (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT) and crafted it into this amazing book on this card. The paper is perfect, the book, distressing, ribbon, flowers, pearls, charm, sentiment are super phenomenal.  I have treasured the cards you have made me over the years Leanne but this one is truly my favorite.  Thank you so much to adding to my special day!  Too check out her amazing creations please click on her name and it will take you to her blog.
 I would love to enter my card over at Make It Monday - Anything Goes (sorry for not commenting last week my blogger wasn't working for me) and Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Be sure to hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see the master pieces of the other girls.  They sure do have some inspiration for you!  I would love to hop on over to visit you too.

Thank you so much for having patience on this super long post and for celebrating my card with me.