Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween and Prize Week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Helllloooo! How is everyone doing?  We have had cool temperatures and parts of Alberta have received quite a bit of snow.  Here in small town Millet we have a wee bit of snow, really more of a dusting so far.  The wind has been super chilly through so it is beginning to feel a lot like winter.  This morning it really was chilly and one of those mornings where you think "if I get out of bed I am going to freeze, maybe I should just snuggle in a little deeper".

So today is Thursday and you know what that means! Another new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Thank you so much to all of the fabulous crafters who played with us last week.  You made our job super hard this week to pick the winners, please keep bringing on the inspiration.

At 4 Crafty Chicks this week our beautiful and fun filled crafting hostess is Lori.  We are on Challenge #113 and since it is almost that time of year where we have little munchkin's and big ones walking up to our houses yelling "trick or treat". Lori would like us to show what inspires of about "Halloween".

The prize this month is offered up to us by Melissa be sure to check it out!

Here is my inspiration for this challenge. Isn't this fun, really not much stamping and everything used here is from Stampin Up, punches, daubers, white pen, stamp.  Playing with all of these circles really make for a fun creation.  Sometimes I forget that you can make something so cool like this by just using different kinds of punches or one style of punch. My very good friend Lori, shared this idea with a quite a few us and oh did we have so much fun making them.  Thanks girlie.

Tip: Break out the punches, you don't always need stamps to make a fabulous or fun filled creation. Circle punches and other punches are so versatile. 

It has been more than a long while since I have had a chance to enter into the following challenge sites.  So lucky me that my card fits into their challenges this week.

Stampin' Royalty #147 - Halloween

Tip Top Tuesday #88 - Halloween (Tip above my picture)

Creative Belli Challenge # 155 - Halloween

Please come and join us for our fun filled challenge.  We love visiting you from 4 Crafty Chicks and each week we look forward to the difficult choice of picking our TOP 3.  Also I just love getting to know you all by coming to visit your blog.

Here is a picture for this week that made me laugh.  I used to love the these guys.  Hope it makes you smile too.  It is from  Just Feelin Good photo's, on facebook.

Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and here is a smile coming your way!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dry Embossing at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy Thursday all! Do you know it is the next best day to Friday?  Thursdays can get a bad rap but I like them.  It is almost the weekend and it is our new challenge day over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  It is my lucky week also because I get to host the challenge.  Man were the creations last week ever inspiring.  My jaw hit the ground more times than I could count with all of the fabulous creations.

Onto this weeks fun challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are wanting you to add texture to your creations thru dry embossing.  It is frequently said on my blog that I am in love with my embossing folders and well truly I am...LOL.

Here is my creation. The emobssing folder used is Holiday Frame, the stamp is from Joyous Celebrations.  The paper is Core'dination Card Stock made for sanding.  These are some new products from Stampin Up.  I do believe it is all fabby.

I am entering my card into Make It Monday #111 - Anything Goes

Another busy week here at my house but one super and very exciting thing that happened is my new fridge arrived yesterday!! One more thing that had to be replacrf but it still was like and early Christmas present...LOL.  It is funny how something like that can make your day.  However they have said the (s***) word again for this weekend.  How is that every year I know it is going to come but it happens that I am never ever ready...LOL. Oh well might as well prepare for the inevitable.

Please come on out and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to have you and see what this challenge inspires in you.

My Quote for you this week:

Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
Victor Hugo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tag Your It at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Good Morning crafting peeps!  Well what an exciting day yesterday...we received our first snowfall.  It was so chilly and really it called for candles, hot chocolate and soup to make one feel all toasty warm :)  It was a hunker down and stay inside kind of day :)

Thank you so much to everyone who played in our Thanksgiving challenge, the inspiration was rockin!  We have a new challenge for you this week and our hostess is Melissa.  She has given us a wonderful challenge and my fellow DT's have fantastic inspirations to share with you over at 4 Crafty Chicks.


Here is my creation for our challenge!  I got a chance to make it with my mom and it was sure super fun to play with a whole bunch of the new Stampin Up goodies.  Cynthia has this great tag die cut from Stampin Up and it was totally perfect for this challenge.  Thanks Cynthia for the wonderful fun and letting us use all of your crafting tools.  This card was cased from her but I made a few changes to make it my own.  The fun part is the great mittens and the texture on the card stock.  Who would know that it would be snowing and my card now fits perfectly with the weather. Bring on my first Christmas card for the season.  Whoop, Whoop!

I would love to enter my card into the following fabulous challenge:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes (#110)

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks we would love to stop by your blog and share some love! It is also so much fun to be totally inspired by our crafting pals.

Here is my funny picture for the week! Now anyone who knows me knows that I just can't stand that laundry is never ever finished....LOL.  My friend posted this to my Facebook wall.  Good on ya Lori this was so perfect :) and is matching how I feel today...LOL.  Hope it makes you giggle too.

Wishing you all a fabulous day! Thank you so much for sharing in my card today!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thanksgiving at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Good Morning all! Can you believe we are into October?  The last few days have we ever had rain but in some parts of Alberta they had "s***" yesterday.  I am running for the hills or better yet a tropical destination...LOL.

Time has flown by and this weekend we are celebrating Thanksgiving here in Canada. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF MY CANADIAN FRIENDS. Here at 4 Crafty Chicks  Leanne is our stunningly crafty hostess this week has a brand new challenge for us and guess what she is also hostessing our #110th challenge. WAHOOOO!! My fellow DT's come up with the most amazing challenges each week.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

I would like to take the chance to welcome Stephanie as our Guest Designer for the month of October.  She has incredible inspiration to share with us.


I was so excited to get even more fall colors out and oh to use this Verve Stamp.  In my opinion it was the perfect sentiment for this challenge.  Out came the punches, spellbinders, pearls and papers and poof this is what was created.

Things to be thankful for are god, my family, friends, our health and the beauty all around me.  I am also grateful for everyone who leaves comments here to keep inspiring me to create more and to everyone in blogger land who has supports me weekly by stopping in and sharing in my creativeness.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges, all of the DT's on each of these challenges have amazing creations too.

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #96 - Die Cuts/Punches
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C156 Leaves

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for this challenge.  We love seeing what you create each week.  I truly love coming and seeing each of your creations.

Quote for this week:

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson