Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy B-Day!

Good Morning! Yesterday, I got a surprise from one of my parents friends.  They heard that I am still not able to put my own socks on since the accident.  Their friend has this little contraption that he used after a surgery so he could put his socks on by himself.  He has very graciously lent it too me to use.  So for the first time in 100 days I am able to put my socks on without asking someone else to do it for me. My heart is overwhelmed with joy! Guess you can say I am doing a real happy dance!

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks we have a new challenge but first we are saying good bye to our awesomely talented Guest Designer Tammy! Thank you so much for the last two months of amazing inspiration. Our wonderful hostess this week is Leanne she is bringing our Crazy Egg Challenge to us as it is the 5th Thursday of the month.
Challenge # 179 - Anything Goes (easy peasy right?).
My creation below was made for an amazing lady at my husbands work.  Love, love, love this paper sure wish I had more.
I would like my card into the following challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - No. 85 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - #157 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
We would love it f you hopped on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and showed us what you made this week! It is an easy challenge and we would just love to pop on over to your blog and share some love.
Thank you for stopping by! A huge cyber smile is coming your way! Have an amazing day!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Balloon Day!

Hello! I hope your week has been going good.  Ours hasn't been bad just a we bit strange.  Guess strange is good every once in while right.

It is time for a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Lori is bringing us our challenge this week.  It is a definitely a good one.  For our Challenge #178 Lori wants you to break out the BLING. On another exciting note we have a New Chick and her name is Tina from Tina's Creative Place, she is jumping in with both feet and has tons of inspiration for you, so pop on over and share some love with her.

This particular creation was made for our niece Jade.  Kaitlyn picked out this cutie patootie stamp. I wanted to use a clean and simple design that allowed to me put quite a bit of bling on it.
Stamp: Totally Stampalicous
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and pattern paper
Ink: Memento ( Tuxedo)
Accessories: gems, pearls, pop ups, Banner Framlits, scalloped punches, copics and cajun craze marker.
I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Diva By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge  Blog - Challenge #18 - Card Only - Anything Goes
 Handmade Harbour - Midweek Papercraft Party 21 - Smile

Come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and join us for our BLING challenge.  We would love to see what you create and see your beautiful blogs.  Be sure to hop on over and see what Leanne, Lori, Tammy and Tina have for you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day and please

Birthday Wishes!

Good Morning! Can you believe we are almost to the end of January?  What happened to our month....LOL. I am back with a new challenge from Creative Knockouts! My fellow DT's have some super fabulous creations too.  We are on Challenge #21 - Birthday Time. I don't know about you but some how I just never have enough of these cards laying around.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is from Inky Impressions.  I am very appreciative of the wonderful digi's they let us use.

I am using  Birthday Wishes Banner! This sentiment banner is so versatile I just love it! Thank you!  My design is a layered, clean and simple design, not much but the flower and bling. A little bit of texture with a Chervon embossing folder.  Last time I said I would bring more color to my creation so hopefully this qualifies!
Inky Impressions
Stamp: Inky Impressions
Paper: Bravo burgundy, Elegant Egg Plant, Whisper White, Papermania Capsule Collection (spots & stripes) - Jewels. 
Accessories: dimensionals, gems, silver brad, flowers and Cheveron embossing folder.

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

Diva By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge Blog - Birthdays
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #69 - Birthday

We would love it if you would stop by Creative Knockouts and show us what our Birthday challenge inspires in you. I look forward to hopping over to your blog and seeing your work. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my card.  A smile is coming  your way! Have a spectacular day!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Guest Designer For Chromatic Craze

Hi! I am back with some exciting news.  Chromatic Craze has asked me to be there Guest Designer this month.  It is a Monthly Color Challenge Blog.  You have lots of time to link up some fabby creations with their color combos.   

If you have never had the chance to play with before them before you can use black, white, skin tones are allowed with the colors for the month.

They are on Challenge #7 and I felt that these following colors were great colors for a masculine card.
My card below was made for my oldest sons 17th Birthday.  I broke out a few new goodies to go use on this card.
Stamp: Thoughts & Prayers and sentiment is from a retired set
Paper: Mellow Moss, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Markers: Mellow Moss, Early Espresso, Brocade Blue
Accessories: pearls, Pattern Paper,  punch

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #37- Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Challenge #73 -Boys/Men
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Let's Celebrate ( Birthday Card)

It is going to be so much fun working with these colors throughout the next month.  Please hop on over to Chromatic Craze to see some more wonderful inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time keep sharing your smiles, you never know when it will make someones day!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happily Wedding Day

Good Morning Folks! We are on our second week back at school and a routine is starting to set in.  Yesterday was a crazy day, weather wise. Got up in the morning it was +9 and incredibly windy. We set records for temperature and for wind speeds of 120 km/hour.  Hoping today it will settle down.  On the bright side there was a lot of melting snow.

I am the host for 4 Crafty Chicks this week and for Challenge #177 we are looking for Wedding creations.

My card is below! I have been wanting to make this tuxedo card for some time now.  Sorry for the picture there must have been some finger prints on the lens.  So I got this fabby little idea from my mom who just adores videos by Connie Stewart.  I made this card which I think is awesome because usually wedding cards lean more towards the bride.  This Tuxedo card is a little more masculine.  I changed it up a little bit by making a square sentiment instead of oval.  Connie has incredible ideas and she doesn't waste a stitch of paper. Isn't it wonderful the new beginnings when a couple decides to marry.  Yep, it always brings tears of happiness to my eyes (sappy one trying hard not to cry...LOL).
Stamp: Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: Pearls, circle punch, large oval punch, scallop punch, scissors, square scallop punch, silver pen, glue dots and pen

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 Stampive and More - Challenge #203 - New Beginnings - Wedding are new beginnings between husband and wife (hope it meets the challenge requirements).
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It! (dry embossing on the white paper)
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog - Challenge #46 - Bling It On! (pearls for the buttons on the tuxedo shirt)
One Crazy Stamper - January - Anything Goes

We would love it if you hoped on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and showed us what a Wedding inspires in you. Leanne, Lori and Tammy also have great inspiration for you. I would love to hop on over to your blog and see what you made.

Have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

With Sympathy

Good Morning!  I am super excited to be back with another DT creation for the new challenge over at Creative Knockouts!  Our sponsor for Creative Knockouts this week is Dilly Beans Stamps, they have many cool digis!

We are on Challenge #19 - Buttons, Buttons, Whose Got The Buttons!
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I am using an image called Doodle Flower 1 #541 there are just so many possibilities for color combos for this.  I chose to use colors that are similar but would love to try this with reds, orange and yellows.  As I am putting my card on I realized that I have made another almost all white card again.  I promise next time you will see more colorful papers.  The flower is my main image for this sympathy card.  This card is for the staff at my kids elementary school they use to go too.  On boxing day they lost a member of their staff who has worked there for many, many years.  This card is for the staff as this teacher was a very special person who left an incredible mark on all of her kindergarten students over the years.  She was a very unique person and so is this flower so I wanted it to be the highlight of my card.  I couldn't wait to break out the buttons as, I thought they were an added touch to the flower.
Stamps: #541 Doodle Flower 1 Digi and Little Paper Shop (sentiment)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Momento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: scissors, buttons, pearls, bakers twine, tag punches, word window punch, punch, two embossing folders,  copic markers: Flower Petals V12, V15, V17, Petals - YG93, YG95, YG97
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog - Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog -  Challenge #141 - Something New (new digi image and pearls)
Penny's Paper Crafts - Challenge # 159 - Anything Goes
If you are looking for more inspiration head on over to Creative Knockouts, we would also love to see how you use your buttons on your creations.
Thank you for sharing this creation with me! Have a Fantastic Day!!

Our Thoughts are With You

Good Morning everyone! Well the first day back to a routine, I think was a little rough for everyone but very much needed.  Guess, I am a person of habit....LOL.  We are slowly getting back into the groove of things.  This week my oldest son Tristan turned 17, our middle son Robin finally got to go back to Tae-Kwon-Do and our daughter Kaitlyn started physiotherapy with Robin and I. My hubby is back into the groove of work too.

Onto our new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks! Our hostess is Leanne and for Challenge #176.  She would like you to use Bows. Easy peazy challenge right? We have one more week if you would like to apply to be one our new DT.

My creation below was made for Robin and Kaitlyn's kindergarten teacher. Her fellow kindergarten teacher for many, many years, passed away on boxing day.  I was very lucky to have had the privilege to work with her.  She left a foot print on many hearts over the years those she taught and met.

I finally learned how to make a decent looking bow...Yahoo! My bow teacher was a really great lady off of You Tube...wrote the link down and now missed placed it...uh.  When I find it I will put the link on here for you. 
Stamps: Verve and Little paper Shop
Paper: Bo Bunny- Head over Heals 6x6, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White.
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black).
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Bakers White, White button, pearls, glue dots, Deco Framelit Dies, word window punch and one more punch.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creative Moments - Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - January Challenge - Anything Goes
If you are looking for more inspiration Tammy, Leanne and Lori then please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks.  Then come and join us we would love to see how you use Bows on your creations.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my creation.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Better Get Better, GDT/DT Call at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy New Years to everyone! I would like to thank my loyal and faithful followers for all of the kind comments and support over the last year! It is truly appreciated. I feel truly blessed.

We have a new Challenge for you over at 4 Crafty Chicks along with some sad news and some good news at the same time.  Leanne is our hostess this week and for Challenge #75 she would like us to make a Get Well card.

It is with a sad heart that we say good bye to Bonnie, we will miss her fabulous creations each week but she is semi retired and enjoying the sun down south. Thank you Bonnie for all your incredible creations.  Tammy our Guest Designer from last month is going to be here with us for January too!  Woot, Woot!

4 Crafty Chicks are looking for 3 new Guest Designers for February, March and April.  If you would like to be one please put GDT behind your name when you use Inlinks.  For the first time ever we are holding a DT CALL.  If you are interested please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and click on the tab at the top called DT CALL for all the details.  If you would like to hang out with the chicks, we would love to hear from you.

My creation below was a fun one to make.  A very long time ago I spent a day coloring images with my friend Lori.  I hadn't started coloring with copics yet so this image is colored with Stampin UP markers.  It was super fun to break into my new BoBunny paper pack.  This card is going to my friend who has had some major surgeries and looking for some more in a few days.  We are praying for a speedy recovery!
This sketch is from last weeks at Deconstructed Sketches.
Deconstructed Sketch No. 129

Stamp: Pure Innocence Better Get Better (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Memento: tuxedo Black, Pixie Pink,
Paper: BoBunny (Head Over Heals Collections), Basic Black, Pixie Pink and Whisper White
Accessories: two cuttlebug embossing folders, dauber, scissors and deco labels framelits, markers and 3 punches(Stampin Up)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges!
One Crazy Stamper- Janurary Challenge - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - New ( my new is my BoBunny pattern paper)
Creative Craft Challenge2 - Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

We would love it if you came and joined Leanne, Lori, Tammy and myself in this weeks challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We look forward to hopping on over to see what you create!