Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fabby New Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Good Thursday morning! I hope your week has been going good. Mine has been interesting, kids in sports/biking equals injuries for me in the last two weeks. Yesterday, I was lucky to have a visit with my friend Lori yesterday but we didn't get any crafting done. Oh and my internet is not cooperating at all. So hopefully I can get this posted. Now enough about me and on to you our fabby crafters.

So being as today is Thursday you know what that means, a wonderful new challenge brought to you by 4 Crafty Chicks. Now since September has 5 weeks it is our Crazy Egg week and a prize week. So what is our challenge well it is an easy one.


Here it is! I have made my second Christmas card of the season...LOL. I hope you like the layout and design of it. There is tons of glitter on it but my camera didn't show it to well.

I am entering my card into Make It Monday - Anything Goes

So be sure to stop bye and show 4 Crafty Chicks what has inspired you this week. We would love to see it :) My fellow DT's have some amazing work so please stop bye and see Leanne, Lori and Melissa's creations. There links are on my right hand side.

Thank you for taking the time to share my Christmas card with me.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wahoo! A New Challenge at PPC

Welcome to my blog! I hope you all had a good weekend. The weather was gorgeous this weekend and we spent time walking and doing some clean up. Yesterday, we were lucky to have BBQ ribs with my parents and oh my hubby did a wonderful job. Well I must say that my dad and I didn't fair to well playing crib against my mom and Rob last night but it was a lot of fun. So after everyone left I went down stairs for some much needed time in my craft room. I am not sure why when you are trying to organize you make a bigger mess, sometimes it seems overwhelming. Being a head of the game for my DT cards for Picture Perfect Creations was going super great but alas not anymore *wink*, so I started making a card and went to look at my fellow DT cards to see what they did and started wondering to myself....why is there only two for tomorrows it must be a super busy weekend. The joke was on me as I was doing the wrong color combo...LOL. My fellow DT's always have so much inspiration to share and I just love seeing what they create each week.

Megan has a color combo that is sure to challenge you this week. Well it did me anyway...LOL. Over at Picture Perfect Creations we are on Challenge #73 and our colors are Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Basic Black.

Good old embossing folders sure helped me with this card I think. I have to say the Calypso Coral threw me off a bit so I went with flowers and butterflies. Stampin Up punches and the butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.

With these colors I needed a sketch so I headed on over to Clean and Simple to find one and oh did I. Great inspiration over there. The other challenge I would like to enter this card into is Make It Monday - Anything Goes.

So come join us at PPC and show us what these colors inspire in you. Be sure to check out my fellow DT's there creations are awesome! Can't wait to see what you created.

What does your Monday hold for you? Me I will be doing clean up, driving my hubby to the airport and hopefully doing some more work in my craft room.

Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping bye.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Another beautiful day here in central Alberta. It is starting to feel a lot like summer again. I don't mind that...LOL. Wow we had so much inspiration to pick from last week at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thank you all for playing with my embossing challenge.

So who is our hostess with the mostess this week? It is our fun and wonderfully creative Lori!

Lori has a gooder for us

So for this challenge I broke out my lovely as a tree set from Stampin Up. I love these colors they remind me of fall and well I wanted to use my buttons with my new twine. I made my back ground paper too.
So come and join us at 4 Crafty us your fabby inspiration for a FALL. Can't wait to see. My fellow DT's have made some gorgeous creations be sure to check out Leanne, Lori and Melissa cards.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo-

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #62 - FALL
Delightful Challenges - HAPPY FALL Y'ALL

Monday, September 19, 2011

Specialty Challenge #10 at PPC

Good Morning! It is that time again and what can make a Monday even better, well in my opinion it is a new challenge over at Picture Perfect Creations. We are on the third week of September already and well you know what that means. Megan has a new Specialty Challenge for us.

Our Specialty Challenge #10 - use 3 Pattern Papers.

Now my pattern paper on this card was thanks for my friend Lori. She has these amazing 6X6 pads and all of the pattern papers can work together. Something easy for me. Now I usually have a tough time but this one just came together for me *awesome*. Thanks Lori for sharing your paper with your forgetful friend. :) The stamp I used is from Verve, paper early espresso, whisper white, pattern paper??, ink - early espresso, pearls, pop ups, dimensionals, spellbinders

This wonderful sketch is from Techno Stamper. Now I missed entering it last week but I thought it was full of yummy inspiration.
I would also like to enter this card into Make It Monday - Anything Goes and Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes.

My fellow DT's have created some fabulous cards. Do they ever know how to put their pattern paper together for yummy inspiration. Please come and join us for a fun filled challenge at Picture Perfect Creations.

Today finds me going to town to visit my dad in the hospital. Trying to get some more of my craft room organized and hopefully getting my stuff done that I need too. Wishing you all a fun filled Monday and thank you so much for stopping bye and sharing my card with me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks has a New Challenge

Hi there to all of my crafting pals. Sorry for the late post today. Yesterday after I got home from a super dooper wonderful visit with my peep Lori. I had news that we had a family emergency so I was busy last night and busy today. Mentally exhausted is how I feel but alas things must go on. So in that spirit the laundry is in, kids feed, homework done, phone calls made and a few minutes to sit down and share my card with you.

So today is Thursday and you know what that means, one it is almost Friday oh and the best part of today is that 4 Crafty Chicks has another challenge for you. I am your hostess this week and well I picked one of my fav's and something really easy....are you ready.


My card is made with two embossing folders Swiss Dots and Stripes (SU). You can't see it but I also took my versa mark pen and went over my image and then clear embossed it. Embossing can just add the wow, wow, wow or just make a simply stunning card by adding texture. The day I made this card was a day that I was enjoying time with my peep Lori. It was an amazing day.

So I hope that you all will enjoy the EMBOSSING CHALLENGE it is an easy one and well there must be others who love it as much as I do. Please grab a cup of java, light some candles, turn on some tunes and join Lori, Leanne, Melissa and myself for a fun filled challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Can't wait to see what it inspires in you.

I am adding this card to the following challenges, please check them out too!

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenge - Punches and Dies
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thank you everyone for stopping bye and sharing my creation with me. Have a really great day!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bring On Color Combo #72 at PPC!

Good, Good Monday morning! Well where did our weekend go too! It seemed to fly away and poof here we are sitting at Monday and one of the best parts is that we have another new color combo at Picture Perfect Creations.

You want colors we have colors for you. Megan has picked a very pretty color combo for us. I wasn't sure about the new colors but I just love them. My fellow DT's have just out done themselves again...too serve up some wonderful inspiration.

Thank you Lori for sharing your pattern paper with me. I really appreciate it and it looks fabby on my card...hee hee. My card is a clean and simple layout. Hope you like it.

I used a Verve sentiment and some spellbinders. The paper and punches and ink are all from Stampin Up.

I would like to enter this card into these awesome challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place Challenge - Stripes somewhere
Just Us Girls - Text Me.

Today will see me running around, trying to get house work done and whatever else pops up which something always does. I would love to take the time to get some crafting in because boy do I have missed my room. Here is to wishing you all a fabulous day. Grab a cup of java, put on some music, maybe even some candles so that you can come and create with us at Picture Perfect Creations. We would love to see what the colors inspire in you!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks has a New Challenge

Good morning! What a week, what a week. We had a blast celebrating our 1st birthday this past week and thanks to everyone who joined us both in making cards, becoming followers and for joining our blog hop. First off I want to let everyone know that through my winner from last week blog hop is Bon Bon ( please email us at 4craftychicks @ gmail dot com, that way we can get your goodies out to you). Thank you to everyone who is a new follower and for all of the support you give me and 4 Crafty Chicks. To see all winner's please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks.

This week we are on challenge #54 and let me tell you it is a gooder. Melissa is our wonderful hostess this week and did she challenge us to a beautiful sketch. This one will be going into my sketchy folder to use again. Thanks Melissa!


Oh did I ever have fun. I have been just awe inspired by everyone out there that has been making Christmas cards. So in that spirit and the fact that there are so many for me to make, I bit the bullet this week and used my Christmas stamps.

My stamps, designer papers (retired) and other papers and inks are Stampin Up, button (unknown) and Cuttlebug snowflake folder.

I hope you enjoy my take on Melissa sketch. Please stop in to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what her sketch inspires in you...we love coming to see you. My fellow chicks Lori, Leanne and Melissa have also created amazing cards.

I would like to enter this card into:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Color Combo at PPC and Happy Labour Day!

Today is the last day of summer holidays for my kids, it is officially back to school tomorrow (I am feeling sad but kind of happy too, doesn't that seem silly?). It is also Labour Day Weekend and so Happy Labour Day folks. This last week I saw some new crafters join me as followers so here is a shout of THANKS out to you it means a lot and to those who have been following me before, I really appreciate it THANK YOU!! I also want to say thanks for all the comments they sure make a person feel good about what I created.

So being Monday we also have a new color combo here at Picture Perfect Creations. We are rockin it out for this color combo #71. Our colors are Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red and Island Indigo. We are bringing out some of the new stampin up colors. Now I won't kid you, all of the colors looked really yummy but I was finding it really hard to put the Rose Red in anywhere...LOL. That is why it is an awesome challenge right? Take a step out of your color box and see what happens...*wink*

I made this card while I was having a crafting day with my fellow peep Lori. I used her stamp's for this one and silly me forgot to write down the names of them. Ink and markers, punches, ribbon and embossing folder are all from Stampin Up. With these fun colors, I thought it would be fun to make it a birthday card and my fellow peep had the perfect stamp. Thanks Lori.

With today being my last day at home we have my two nephews coming. They are getting older and I don't get to see them much, you know how it is job's, friends and girlfriends are more important these days. So food shopping and laundry are a must today. Should have did it yesterday but well I was having a lazy day.

Be sure to come and check us out a PPC. We love seeing what our colors inspire in you. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Monday!!

I would like to enter into Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 1, 2011


If you have come from Melissa's Blog My Paper Obsession you are in the right place. If you are just popping in and would like to join the blog hop please go back to 4 Crafty Chicks to start at the beginning.

What are we celebrating, you ask?? Well, the 4 Crafty Chicks are celebrating our FIRST Anniversary this week and we are so excited to have shared one year of fabulous challenges with you all. We certainly couldn’t have made it through the year without the support of all of our participants. The Design Team would like to thank everyone who has enthusiastically participated in our challenges over the last year – especially when they were *really* challenging challenges! We all have so much fun visiting your blogs to see what you have created week after week and hope to have another fun-filled year of crafty goodness... with a few surprises thrown in!!

This week’s challenge theme is “Celebrate” and the Chicks have made some pretty awesome cards – remember... the theme can be interpreted many different ways so please have fun with it!
As another way to celebrate and say THANK YOU to everyone, we have put together a Blog Hop for you this week and here’s the low-down:
  • Each Chick has graciously donated a prize to be given to one lucky Blog Hopper who leaves a comment on the Chick’s blog. The winners will be chosen by each Chick using
  • To be eligible to win Blog Hop prizes, participants must: (a) become a follower of the 4 Crafty Chicks blog; (b) leave a comment on each of the Chicks’ blogs; AND (c) leave a comment on the 4 CC blog.
I have two sets of stamps, two sets of pearls (vanilla and white) and E43 Copic Sketch marker.

The 4 Crafty Chicks
have also decided t hat NOW is the t ime to start having a monthly Guest Designer! We are so excited to be giving everyone the opportun ity to join us for a month of fun challenges. This month, and during the first challenge of the month in January and May, we will be on the lookout for Guest Designers for the next three months. If you participate in this week’s “Celebrate!” challenge and would like to be considered for October, November or December’s Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

Whew! That was a LOT of information, wasn’t it? I suppose you ALL want to get busy hopping, right? Well, what are we waiting for? Off you go!!

I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our first Guest Designer! Have fun, everyone!

other challenges this card is entered into:
Picture Perfect Creations - color combo
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog - Birthday