Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thanks For Making Me Smile and 4 Crafty Chicks

Good, Good Morning! Can you believe that we are on the last Thursday of May?  Not sure where May has went but poof it is almost gone.  How was your week?  My week was another eventful one. It included a trip to the hospital for my oldest, an allergy/asthma attack for my daughter, running around, going to an art/music festival and watching the rain poor down and flood the streets in Wetaskiwin.  It was crazy to drive in!  The nice part about this last week was that I did find a little bit of time to cyber craft with Leanne and spending sometime with my brother, my parents and aunt and uncle.

We are having another fun challenge this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are on the 5th Thursday of May so that means it is our Crazy Egg challenge! Our fantastic hostess is Leanne! She has an outstanding challenge for us, do you want to hear what it is? 
(it can be 3D, scrapbooking, cards etc...)
Here is creation and what I found to use for this challenging challenge....*wink*.  Thanks Leanne for making me step out of my crafting box.  It is a great challenge!
 The lace was saved from an old table cloth and recycled the buttons from an old card.  The oval sentiment was one I stamped but never used.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My fellow DT's have even more amazing creations to share with you.  They had fun with this challenge too.  We would love to see what you create and I would love to share your creation with you.  Hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks let us know what this challenge inspires in you.
Thanks for sharing my creation with me.
A smile is being sent your way, have an amazing day and enjoy the Journey!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Critters over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Good morning! We have had gorgeous weather all week and even though it is windy out it is helping to keep those pesky mosquito's away. Last week was an good week, my oldest got to go back to school on Wednesday from his eye injury (we were blessed with no permanent damage, he was happy to be back at school after 11 days of bed rest), our daughter no longer has to go to physio or to the specialist for her knees and she didn't break her finger, my stitches came out, not as expected but they are out and my hubby and my middle son are feeling better.  Yep, things are lookin up I must say.  What else can I update you with....I am on my 3rd week of boot camp and loving it, it is an on-line boot camp and the coaches are awesome.  Enough of my happy blabbing and onto what is really important...4 Crafty Chicks.

Our hostess with the mostess this week is non other than our chick Lori and does she have one fun challenge for us! It is a challenge we have never had before and well Lori you got me really thinking about what stamps to use.  Thank you!

 (any animal)

This card was made for my anniversary that was on Saturday!  The reason why I loved this challenge so much was it got me thinking back to the many animals that I have seen over the years with my husband.  The first time we were in Victoria, BC visiting my sister, Rob and I were lucky enough to have an evening to ourselves.  As we were sitting on a bench by the water, we saw our first raccoon, it was super interesting to watch.  It truly was a great memory.  So for my critter it had to be a raccoons and low and behold it was in my stamp set from Stampin Up . 

All products from Stampin Up: paper: Early Epresso, Whisper White and So Saffron, punches, stamps, wine, embossing folder, paper piercer, daubers and ink.

I would love to enter my card into Make It Mondays Challenge - #141 - Anything Goes.

Be sure to join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to come hopping over to your blog and also we would love to see what this Critter challenge inspires in you. Hope you like it as much as I did.

Thank you so much for sharing in my life and my creations with me.  A huge smile is being sent your way!!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the wild fires and also the tornadoes that have been causing so much damage.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning fellow crafters! It is hard to believe we are back at Thursday again but here we are and I get to be your hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks. We would love it if you hopped on over and played with us this week.

Birthday cards are always in need, so I thought why not challenge everyone to a birthday card.  It can be girlie, boyish, masculine, bright, elegant, textured and oh so much more.  On Sunday my dad turned 83 and last Thursday was my grandma turned 92.  We have a few more birthdays this month too and quite a few anniversaries.
Challenge #142
My Grandma loves to garden and truly she has a green thumb.  She grows the best veggies and has some of the best fruit.  Her flowers are just stunning. Every spring she looks so forward to getting out into her garden.  My dad also loves to garden but this particular card is going to my grandma, for I always loved eating strawberries out of the berry patch.  Unfortunately, I don't have a green thumb but I do soooooooo appreciate the beautiful flowers and great fresh food.

Here is card #1, it is made with all Stampin Up products.
 Here is a second card with some pearls, I am partial to the top one but I hope you like both.
 I would love to enter my card into Make It Monday - Anything Goes

It is another crazy week here for me as always watching the clock and running to appointments during the day, with a little bit of time here at home to get stuff accomplished and then off to activities in the evening. Today is no exception but it will be a good day. Can you believe that we are half way done May?  The time is going by so fast, only a month in a half until school is done.  So whatever you are doing, may it be filled with sunshine, smiles and joy!

We would love it if you hopped on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and played with Leanne, Lori, Melissa and I.  It is always so much fun coming to see your blogs.

Have an amazing day and thank you for stopping in.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Life is a Journey....

Good morning! It has been a beautiful week filled with tons of sunshine and surprising temperatures.  It is amazing how the sun can make one smile and even though life is throwing you a bunch of curve balls how it can be the bright spot in your day!  Life has been throwing our family quite a few curves lately and somehow this sentiment on my card just seems fitting.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week Melissa is our hostess with the mostess and she is supplying us with an amazing color combo.  Nice bright and fun colors for spring time.  It allowed me to break out some of my pattern paper that hasn't been used in quite some time. 

Here is my card below, not to much fancy about it but I did break out 3 pattern papers, two layers of textures created with embossing folders, markers for the sentiment and pearls to add to the pop.  The card is crisp clean lines but is full of layers.  Hope you like it.
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and So Saffron (all stampin up)  Ink: Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Pop ups, pearls, two cuttlebug embossing folders.

I would love to enter my card into Make It Monday - #139 - Anything Goes

I hope you would hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and see what my fellow DT's have created, you won't be disappointed.  We would love to see what these colors bring out in you.

Have an amazing week!
This #craft quote is totally true!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Who's A Little Star!

Good morning, it is indeed a glorious day here! The temperature is going to be well above zero which is going to be fantastic.  Who doesn't love warm weather? Bring it on baby....LOL.

We are on Challenge #140 this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and along with that special number we are looking for anyone who would like to be a guess designer for us in June, July and August. We will be picking a GDT one for each month. Our wonderful hostess this week is Leanne and she has an awesome challenge.  Can you guess it?

My card below is full of stars.  The pattern paper is from a paper pack but honestly the front/back isn't on it so I am not sure what name brand it is. I love it so much and thought it would go perfectly with this little giraffe. Isn't he cute?  The star punches are from stampin up and so are the brads, other papers (not pattern paper).  Thanks mom for letting me borrow your star punches.  All in all this card is full of stars and it perfect for any little ones birthday.

I would like to enter my card into Make It Monday - #138 - Anything Goes
We would love to see that what you create.  Please hop on over and join us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.  If you would like to join us as Guest Designer, we will be picking 3 so make sure to add GDT behind your name.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thank you so much for stopping in to share my creation with me.