Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Book Elf - Thank you

Good morning!
Hoping you are having a good week so far.
May is just flying by.
We celebrated our anniversary this past week
and we had a long weekend.
Who doesn't love a long weekend?
It has been very hot and windy
so many fires in our province.
Praying for gentle rains that will help
with all of the fires.

We have a brand new challenge for you
for challenge #495
we would like to see Fun Fold cards

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
Prize: 3 Images
The Book Elf is the image being high lighted on this card.
It was colored using Copic Markers.

Fun fold cards are great. It has been a while.
The fun fold I am sharing with you is called a W Easel Card.
My image is probably a little bigger
than it should be but it still works out.
You use a 4.25x11"
Score at 5.5"
Score at 2.75"
Then you fold it to the inside.
or you fold it in half and then fold one piece in half again.

It was so much fun to color up this image.
I adore books and absolutely love
to read outside in the summer, especially while camping.

One of my dream spots to read would be to have a 
spot with pillows and a bench around
a tree with lights, a good drink and then relax.
Just read until my heart is content.

The stitched dies are from Gina Marie Designs.
The two punches with the sentiment are from Stampin' Up
The thank you stamp is from Stampin' Up
Paper is from Stampin' Up.

Please be sure to join us over at Creative Knockouts
for our Fun Fold Challenge.
We would love to see you creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have an amazing week.


Thursday, April 27, 2023

For Someone Special

Good morning to blogger land!
It sure has been a busy few weeks
for us with our families.
Two special highlights for me in the last couple
of weeks is:
1. I got to see my many of my aunties/uncles,
it has been way to long. Every minute counts.
2. My husband, friend Helen and I have
all started swimming again. 
It absolutely feels great. In the last month, I have
been able to accomplish all my goals in the pool.
10 years ago before my accident,
I was swimming 44 lengths with very good speed.
Even though, my speed is not there, once again
I am able to swim that many lengths.
My goal will be to reach 1 mile which is 64 lengths.
Onto why you are really here:

We have a brand new challenge up at Creative Knockouts
Challenge #493 - Flower Power
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is
Prize: 2 Images

Thank you for letting me showcase this image
called Bouquet

Bouquet is colored using Copic Markers

Spellbinders were used for the scalloped circles
and the stitched dies are from My Favorite Things.
The adorable paper used is from a Stampin' Up (several years old now).
Pearls are unknown.

Be sure to check out the fantastic creations my
teammates have created. They will be sure to inspire you.

Thank you so much for coming to my blog.
Hoping, there is some inspiration for you here.

Have an amazing week ahead!


Thursday, March 30, 2023

Some Platypus Love


Good morning everyone!
Welcome to my blog.
It is hard to believe that we are at the end of March already!
We have a few birthdays in the last few days of this month.
Our son Robin's birthday was yesterday.
My 50th birthday is today...
who knows what this year will hold.
One thing, I do know it is going to be a year
of self growth and self love.

Today, we have a fantastic brand new challenge
for you over at Creative Knockouts.
Our challenges run for two weeks
and give you time to create and enter
to win a prize from our wonderful sponsor.

Challenge #491 - 2 or more pattern papers.

Our wonderful sponsor is 

Prize is a $10AU Gift Voucher

The image you see here is from

Our son Robin was given a platypus stuff toy when he was little.
He just loved it and well these little babies are so
very cute. When I saw this image it was
simply perfect to make his birthday card with.

Thank you so much to Beccy's Place for letting me color up
this super adorable image and share it.

The image was colored up using Copic Markers.
I used two types of pattern paper and layered them.
All layers used stitched dies (rectangle and triangle).
The pattern paper is from my scrap stash.
A little heart brad in the top left hand corner to finish it off.
Pop-ups were used under the top layer.

A clean and simple card today,
hoping it inspires you.
My fellow DT's have created some master pieces.
Be sure to check them out and share some love.

Remember our challenges run for two weeks,
we would love to see your creations over at 

Wishing you an amazing day/weeek ahead.
Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, March 2, 2023

Lot's of Layers - Christmas Fireplace

Good morning to you!

March is here....where did January/February go?
Not sure where the time has went
but I am making the little moments count.
After being super sick for over a week,
in February. Then a visit out too see
my sister for 8 days (so awesome to spend time together). 
It was nice to enjoy the ocean
even with the wind/rain/snow/sun too.
My markers and ink were calling my name.
It felt nice to be back in my craft room.

With March here maybe spring just might be
around the corner...looking forward to the vibrant
colors we will all be seeing soon.

Onto why you are here:
Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge
for us.

Our wonderful sponsor for this two week challenge is

Prize: 2 Digi's of your choice and a chance to be a Guest Designer
for the Mirtillamente Challenge


The card above/below shows the fun image of
a Christmas Fireplace.
It was a joy to color up using my Copic markers.

First thing I did  was break out the pattern paper and make lots of layers.
Each piece of paper is layered over the other one (5 layers in total).
Then I decided what size to cute my image at.
Glued it all down and first Christmas card of 2023 :)

Be sure to head on over to check out the challenge
It will be nice to get more inspiration from all of you.

Thank you for joining me today.
Have an amazing week ahead.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Cupid's Cutest Valentine


Good morning everyone!
It is hard to believe that we are already in the month
of February and Valentine's Day is fast approaching.

This year is going to be fun with our
My kids were always so lucky,
their grandma each and every year
made them a home made Valentine's Day card 
and gave them a few chocolates in a home box.
I am working very hard to continue this
tradition with my grand children this year.

Our first challenge of the month over at Creative Knockouts
Challenge: #487 - Love is In The Air/Valentines or Pink/Red/White Color Combo

Our wonderful sponsor is The Paper Shelter
Prize: 3 Images

The image used is called Hilarious Cupid
Be sure to check them out as they have so many awesome
images you can choose from.

The image was colored using copic markers.
I used a Heart Die to highlight the image and the little hearts. 
Sponged around the heart with pink to make the white so bright.
Two punches were used for the sentiment.
The Square was die cut using a cross stitch pattern.
The paper is from my left over paper box.
Wink of Stella was used on Cupid's Wings.

Please come and join us for our challenge,
they run for two weeks.
My fellow Design Team members have
amazing inspiration for you.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Passion For Markers Challenge - Week 675 - Use Die Cuts (all hearts and the cross stitched square)

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #489 - Love Is In the Air 
(It is filled with hearts, cupid and a Valentine's Day Sentiment)

Thank you for stopping by and for supporting my blog.

Have an amazing day!


Thursday, January 5, 2023

Let's Skate

Good, Good morning!
It has been an exciting start to the new year!
Our beautiful grand daughters turned one on New Years Day.
It was a day filled with joy and love for the two littles.

The weather has been pretty good here this week so far.
School is back in for our daughter and daughter in law.

Today, I am very excited to share my
first card for 2023.
Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge for you.
It is a real easy one. So let your inspiration flow
and share the creation with us.

Challenge #485 - Anything Goes
(our challenges will run for two weeks)

Our first sponsor for 2023
Thank you  to our sponsor for 
letting me create this card with
the Winter Warm Up image.
She is beautiful and so much fun to color up.

We would love to have you join us at Creative Knockouts.
My fellow teammates have some incredible inspiration
for you. Please share some love with them.
I am so excited to see what our first challenge of the new year
inspires you to create.

This year it is my plan to create and share some
more creations with you.

Wishing everyone the very best in 2023!
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support
me over this past year.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Tis The Season!

Good morning to you all!
Welcome to my blog.
Where is the time going?
Only 10 days left until Christmas Day.
Honestly, it just boggles my mind
at how fast every day is going.

Today, we have a wonderful challenge
Our challenge this week is #483 - Tis The Season!
Our amazing sponsor is 
Prize: 3 Images

Thank you so much for letting me
color up and showcase this fun filled image.
This cute image is called Fa-la-la-la-la

My image (Fa-la-la-la-la) was colored up using
my copic markers.
The snow is dazzling diamonds.
The paper used is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
The pattern paper is scrap pieces.
The punch is one from Stampin' Up

This particular challenge will be running for two weeks.
So come on and join us for the holiday fun.
We would like to see what 
our challenge inspires in you.

Have an amazing day!
Thank you so much for joining me for this brand new creation.

Stay safe,

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter Wonderland

Good morning,
It is a blustery day and we have
had so much snow that fell

Today, we have a brand new challenge over at
For challenge #481
we challenge you to create a Winter Wonderland

Our wonderful sponsor for this week is
Thank you so much for letting me share, create
and high light this fantastic image.

My image was colored up using Copic Markers.
To the snow element, I broke out my dazzling diamonds glitter.
Then I went in hunt through my mom's stash of brads
found a snowflake and the trees.

It is the perfect challenge this week with all the 
snow we are having.
Please come and join us for another fun filled
challenge. I look forward to seeing you creations.
Looking for inspiration, my fellow DT's
will help you out.

Please have a safe week ahead.
Thanks for joining me today.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Lot's of Layers


Good, good morning blogger land!
Well October was a beautiful month
even Halloween was the best weather in a while.
Winter, however, said Hello to us
quite rudely...LOL.
Tons of snow and ice and it is still
continuing to fall.

I do love to hunker down in the winter.
Everyone has the next week off
of school so hopefully, a little more time at home.

Today, we have another brand new fun filled
challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts.
We are on Challenge #477
what is the challenge you say?

How much fun is this....SO MUCH FUN!

Our wonderful sponsor for this month is
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Come and play so you have a chance too win
some of their awesome stamps.

My card above was a custom order 
made for my best friends
sisters for her 60th birthday.
It was a super was super fun
to create this multi-layered 
birthday card.

My fellow DT's continue to inspire me
with their incredible inspirations.
Please continue to share the love with them.
I look forward to seeing your creations.

Hope you enjoy it. 

Thank you for joining me,
Have an amazing and blessed day!

Hugs from Central Alberta!

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Ghostly Pumpkins

Good fabulous morning!
The weather here in Central Alberta
has simply just been gorgeous.
The warm Fall weather
has had me all giddy. So very grateful for it.
It has been a great week, a busy one
looking after our grandchildren,
while everyone is working and writing midterms.
Soon a little bit of a break from the major tests
for our daughter in law. 
Honestly, she is doing an amazing/fantabulous/phenomenal job
with full time nursing school, twins (10month old/8 months adjusted)
and a 5 year old son in kindergarten.

Onto why you all are here.
We have a brand new challenge for you over at 
Our 475th challenge is 
Color Challenge (Black/green/orange and purple) if Halloween isn't for you.

Say hello to our wonderful sponsor this week
Prize this week is $15 Gift Certificate for Digi Product

The image used in my card this week is called
It was so much fun to color up.
The ghost and pumpkins make me smile.
Honestly, there are a few sentiments
that I would love to add to this image.
With the ghost, 
the sentiment, that was settled on 
Have a FAB-BOO-LOUS Day!
Thank you so much to our sponsor for letting me high light 
this fun image using copic markers.
A stitched rectangle die, some ink sponged around with daubers,
a spider web and ba-bam this card was complete.

Please come and join us for this fun filled Halloween or Color Challenge,
My fellow DT's have amazing creations to inspire you!

Wishing you all a fantastic week.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Go Kart Gordon


Good morning!
Welcome to my blog.
This past week has been a week of sharing,
not the good kind though.
School is in and well our grandson came home sick
from school and shared it with all of us.
Knock on wood except for grandpa.
We are still working at getting over it.
Sharing is caring...we teach them...mmmmm
maybe the sharing of those could be left off the list...LOL.

On to why you are here.
Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge for you and it is easy peasy.

Challenge #473 - Anything Goes

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

I was given the chance to work
with this wonderful image called GoKart Gordon
It was so much fun to color up
and design this card.
They have such fun and unique digi's
Thank you to our sponsor.

The image above was colored using Copic Markers.
Other than cutting out my image, the other die
shapes were in my left over pile, just waiting to be used.

We would love to have you join us for this
new fulfilled challenge.
My fellow teammates have some amazing inspiration for you.

Wishing everyone here in Canada
a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.

Thank you for joining me for my latest creations.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Spare Me


Good morning everyone. Welcome to my blog.
The last while has been a little crazy.
We moved my husbands folks,
then his father passed away.
School is back in and we are learning
a new routine with everyone.
We have been blessed to have several
relatives come to visit and stay in the last month.
Hopefully, we are starting to get it all together.
Oh and can you believe September is half over???
Happy Fall everyone!

We have a fun brand new challenge for you
Challenge #471 - Pick 2 or More
Ribbon, Bling, Pearls, Die Cuts/Punches, Flowers, Button or Lace

Die Cuts and Buttons were used.
Two pattern papers.
to highlight
this very fun image called
Our wonderful sponsor is from Pattie's Creations.
Prize is 4 Images
Thank you so much for letting me showcase this
super fun image this week!

In our house we do love our bowling.
My brother made it on Team Alberta for Nationals.
It was a whole lot of fun to watch
and cheer him/them on at the beginning of July.

Please come and join us for this fun filled
challenge. My fellow DT's have some
more amazing creations to share with you.

Take Care of yourself,

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Pineapple Birthday Card


Good afternoon!

Today, we have a brand new challenge over at

Challenge #467 - Create a Funny Card
 (come and join in on the fun)
Our wonderful sponsor this week is 

Prize: 4 Images
Thank you so much for letting me 
high light such a fun image!

We love Pineapples here in our house.
We have been growing them
since we came back from Hawaiian vacation
5 years ago.
So far we have grown 7 pineapples.
Three are currently growing/ripping up
right now.
They are so yummy!

My wonderful husband is the one
who has the talent and green thumb 
with the plants and flowers.

It is his birthday so couldn't resist 
when I saw this image to make
it for his 52nd birthday.

I colored this pineapple using Copic Markers.
The color combo I used was from a youtube video.
Sorry, for not having the link yet,
I am unable to get it back so will update when 
youtube is available to me.

Thank you so much for joining me this week!
It was fun to color up this image and share it with you.