Thursday, July 25, 2013


Good Morning! Last week I had an amazing week in Ottawa and Quebec! The temperatures were +43-+45 every day.  It was a smoking hot and very humid week. My husband and I met so many wonderful people from all over the world (Bahamas, Trinidad, Russia, Australia, Jamaica, Africa, Colorado, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Texas, Montana, New York, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Foundland...many, many more).  They were fabulous and I am so grateful that my husbands work gave us the opportunity to enjoy the World Conference of Credit Unions. The places I got to see were amazing and so much history. Towards the end of our trip meeting one of my Boot Camp buddies was simply amazing!  It truly was a great treat and blessing! Enough about me...lets get down to business.

Onto our 4 Crafty Chicks challenge this week.  Our beautiful hostess with the mostess is Lori and she has challenged us to use Pennants for Challenge #152.

My card below was a combined effort.  My daughter Kaitlyn wanted me to use these colors and the image...which surprisingly enough was the same colors for our cousins sons birthday party, which neither of us knew.  My mom lent me her pennant punch (thanks mom for letting me show case your punch).  I tried to fit three pennants on but my image was just to large.

We would love it if you would come on out and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Each week we are blown away at the fabulous talent we have play with us.  It is one of the great things about being a DT is being able to see all of the wonderful works of art.  Be sure to hop on over and see the creations of the Leanne, Lori and Melissa creations they are FABULOUS!!
Thank you  so much for stopping by and for your comments each and every one is truly appreciated.  Have an amazing week.  A smile is being sent your way!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Let's Here It For The Boys!

Good Morning! I hope your week has been going well!  Over at 4 Crafty Chicks it is my turn to be the hostess!  Many times, I am short on these types of cards.  At times I find them really hard to make.  We are on Challenge # 151 - Let's Here It For The Boys!

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to have an amazing fun filled day crafting with my good friend Lori! It was a chance to get ahead on some of our DT commitments for the summer and have a blast doing it.  Thanks girlie it was a wonderful treat and thanks for sharing your goodies with me.  While there she let me dig into some of her stamps and have an absolute ball.  Both my boys love to box so when I saw this set of her Alley Way stamps, I knew that these stamps were calling out for a masculine card.  Both of my boys just love to do some boxing moves and have been asking for years for a bag and gloves.  At school they are able to workout with them which has saved me a little moola... :).  Products used are Stampin Up paper & embossing folder, Alley Way stamps, copics, and Martha Stewart punch.

Here is my creation and it will be entered into Make It Mondays:
We would love it if you came on out and shared your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. I just love being inspired by your work.

Thank you so much for sharing inn this card! Have an amazing week and remember what ever you do don't forget to smile!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wine Improves with Age

Hello, how have you been? I have been working hard and hoping in the next month in a half to paint and move my craft room upstairs to my daughters old room.  Then I have to move our son Robin to my old craft/storage room area in the basement and my daughter to her brothers room all of which needs to be painted.  The nice part is that as I go a major gutting out is going on.  It just all takes time.

This week, over at 4 Crafty Chicks our hostess is Melissa.  For Challenge #150 she is challenging us to make a 3D I went looking and found this cute box over at Dawns Stampin Thoughts.  A super quick and cute idea that you can do so much with.  My box below is made with Rich Razzleberry paper and whisper white. The stamp is from my Totally Stampalicous stash.

 My husbands Rotary club put on a fundraiser and it was a wine tasting.  This stamp reminded me of that....there was so much laughter and great tasting wine.
I put a fat free treat in the box....a stamp pad *giggle*.  You could put chocolates in there, pearls, buttons, really anything and you could dress up the outside anyway you like.  I will be making this little box again, next time doing something up and down.
Quick and easy...hope you like it.
I would love to enter this into Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Please come on out and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week, we would love to see what you 3D project comes to mind for you.  My fellow DT's have awesome creations to share with you too.

Wishing you joy in your journey this week and what ever you do remember to smile! Thanks for sharing my creation with me.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

You Are Pretty Amazing!

Good Morning to my fellow crafter's! It is the first week of holidays and it has been a blast! The weather started off rainy but man oh man when the heat came was a sudden heat wave.  On Tuesday we hit a balmy 34 degrees Celsius with our humidity at 44.  We are not used to so much humidity...oh my hair was completely crazy!  My kids were laughing and my dad actually said...didn't you have time to brush your hair....LOL.  I actually had 3 times before he saw it....hee hee.  I was lucky to have had my nephew for 5 days, craft with a friend, see my aunt from High River, my brother, nephew and his girlfriend surprised us it was fast but an awesome visit, and so much more excitement in our household! I do believe it is going to be one busy summer bring it on baby :)

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks we have a brand new challenge and Leanne is throwing the challenge out to everyone! When Leanne gave us the challenge it made me super giddy. Well I must say that this is one of my favorite techniques, (really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT).  I kind of use it a lot *wink*! 


Well I got to break out my new embossing folder from Stampin Up and the second embossing folder is from Cuttlebug. My paper is also from Stampin Up, the new in colors :)  Love them. It was a great day as I got to craft with Lori and have a good old visit and some much needed craft time to get me ahead and preview what I should get crafty with next.  The stamp on this card is one from Lori's stash, it was a perfect touch to this card thanks girlie!

My creation will be enter into Make it Monday - #147 -Anything Goes

Here is to some more sun and enjoying the journey of our summer together with family and friends! On Canada Day we were so lucky to enjoy the fireworks and I must say our little town out did themselves.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all of our family and friends in the USA!! We hope you all have an amazing day!

Come on out and join us for our new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  It would be great to see what our dry embossing challenge inspires in you! 

Have an amazing week and don't forget to smile!!

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