Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just Wanted To Say Hello

Good Morning! Yesterday, we had a good dose of rain which should green things up nicely and hopefully get rid of a bunch of snow mold. After having some warm temperatures on the weekend, the house feels a little chilly today.

I am excited to show you my latest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our hostess this week is our one and only very talented Lori!! We are on Challenge #191 and she would like us to EMBOSS.

My card below used a technique called DEBOSS Using Dies.  I learned how to do this from a fantastic tutorial by Joy Taylor at La-La Land Crafts Inspiration and Tutorial Blog.  I used the Gilded Gates 2 and fussy cut my Milk Coffee image out to make it look like she is walking in front of the gates.  I need a little bit more practice at this new technique but I love the new way to use my dies.  My photo doesn't do this card justice but I can say I am very proud of it.

Stamp: Milk Coffee Digi, Kraftin Kimmies Stamps - Everyday Sentiments
Paper: Fresh Prints, Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Gilded Gates 2 Spellbinder, pop ups, soft suede ink
E51, E11, E13, E33, E35, E57, E59, E70, E71
R37, R39
C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
B00, B14, B16, BG 15

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #92 - Make Your Mark
Creative Moments - Challenge #41 - Anything Goes/optional twist Spring (we got our shorts on already :)
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #60 - Girly

Hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see more inspiration and to share what this challenge inspires in you.  I look forward to stopping by to see you blog.  

Have an amazing day!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Scrap Lift at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

Good Morning! I am excited to be sharing another creation with you. I am bringing you my Guest Designer card for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.

I have never done this particular kind of challenge before but it was super fun and highly recommended.  Our sponsors for the next two weeks are Fred She Said (prize $10 GC) and Dr. Digi (Prize is two images). Thank you so much Fred She Said for the awesome image to create with Wistful Emma Bride

We are on CHALLENGE #28 - SCRAP LIFT 3 things or more from the picture below.
 The image I used is from  I used the circles, bling, the punch for the border, blue and green for the color combo.
Come on over to Love To Scrap Challenges and show us what this layout inspires in you.

Have an amazing day and thanks so much in sharing this creation with me. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Have a Hoppy Day

Hello! I really hope that this past week has been a good one for you.  Today is Thursday and it means we have another fun filled challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts. We are on Challenge #33 Furry Friends.  Our wonderful sponsors this month is Doodle Pantry. Thank you so much for the very cute image you let me use Bunny Wabbit.

Stamp: Doodle Pantry: Bunny Wabbit
Paper: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, whisper white and chocolate chip
Accessories: Spellbinders, Top Note, punch, pearls.

We would love to have you join us at Creative Knockouts!

Thank you so much for poppin on in and sharing in my crafty goodness.


Good Morning and welcome back to my blog.  Can you believe we are just about to Easter Sunday.  Now I know that Easter is late this year but to me it just kind of happened again. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!  Guess Mother Nature is thinking we need more snow as we got some more this weekend. We were kind of hoping for rain :)

So today, I am bringing you the challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  My challenge to everyone is to use SENTIMENTS ONLY (no pictures please).  Not sure where the years have went but it certainly feels wonderful that we are on our 190th Challenge.

I used a banner punch and scalloped punch, pearls, pattern paper and a Stampin Up stamp.

We would love it if you joined us for our new challenge and if you popped on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see some more awesome creations.

Thank you for popping in to see me :)  Please have an amazing day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What Cancer Cannot Do

Good Morning and welcome back to my blog! Today is 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday, you know time for a brand new challenge.  We are on CHALLENGE #189 and our very inspiring hostess this week is Tina.  She would like us to use Polka Dots.

Another clean and simple design but I broke out the punch, pearls and used this fabulous pattern paper.  It is bright/cheerful and can cheer anyone up. This is a sentiment that I have not used for a while but there are a few people we know right now that are battling cancer and this sentiment reminds me of what hero's they are!

Please come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what Polka Dots inspires in you. My fellow Chicks have tons of inspiration to show you.

Thanks for stopping by today! Wishing you a fantastic week ahead.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Guest Designer for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog

Hi! I am here with some exciting news for this first Monday of April!  It was so exciting when I opened my email and Leslie asked me if I was interested in being a Guest Designer for Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  Boy oh boy there was no way I was going to say no to such a fabulous opportunity and honor to work with such a talented group of creators. Thank you so very much for having me.

Onto their new challenge this week! We are on Challenge # 27 ANYTHING GOES!! A perfect Challenge to get down and creative! Our Sponsors for this challenge are Sweet Stamps (prize $10 Gift Certificate) and Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet (prize $10 Gift Certificate). This new challenge runs from April 7-April20.

My card below is pretty clean and simple but I broke out this color combo that really love. The sentiment used on here is one of my all time favorites.

Stamps: Treasure Life - Close to My Heart
Ink: Rich Razzleberry & Pool Party
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party Whisper White
Accessories: Plears and embossing folder(Stampin Up)

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creative Romance - Challenge - Spring Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Challenge #88 - Clean and Simple
Suzie Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #66 - Anything Goes with an optional twist of sights/sounds/taste of spring.

Pop on over to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, check out some more inspiration and most of all show us what an Anything Goes Challenge inspires in you.

Thank you so much for stopping by to peek at my new creation.  Have a Happy Monday!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thanks So Much!

Hello! It is good to be back with my new DT project for 4 Crafty Chicks! Thinking of good craftiness brings joy since when I look outside all we see is a bunch more snow. Physio calls today so out in the snow I will go.

Our wonderfully talented hostess with the mostess this week is Leanne! She has a rockin challenge for us this week.  Are you ready to find out what it is? For CHALLENGE #188 Leanne want us to {Color A Stamped Image}Digi/Rubber. We have more exciting news please welcome Leslie Turner from Love to Scrap she will be our Guest Designer for the Month of April.

My creation below was an absolute blast to make.  It really was a combined effort with my daughter.  I colored the image and then she said mom these are the colors you should use. Thanks Kaitlyn for an awesome color combo :)
Stamps: All That - Kenny K and Think Big Favorites #1 Stamp Set Papertrey Ink
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Bermuda Bay
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories: grey twine, black button, embossing folders, doilie, dimensional, Banner Framelits Dies
Eye: Y26 & E49
Hair: Y21, Y24
Lips: R29
Skin: E00, E11, E13
Pants: C00, N3, N6
Shoes & Hat: C00, N3, N6, BG11, BG13, BG15
Shirt: R20, R21, R83, RV10

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #74 & DT Call
Stampavie and More - Challenge #208 - Girly
Miriam's Crafting Blogs - Challenge #11 - Texture
Diva By Designs - Anything Goes and Blog Hop

We all love to color so break out what ever your coloring medium is a share it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks! I can't wait to be wowed by everyone.

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my new creation. A smile is coming your way!

Frog In My Pocket

Good Morning! Welcome to my blog from snowy central Alberta.  It is like being in a snow globe.  On to way better stuff. I am excited to be back with another Creative Knockouts DT creation for you.  We are on Challenge #31 and our wonderful sponsor this week is MelJen Designs. They were kind enough to give me this wonderful image (Frog In My Pocket) to share with you. So what is the challenge this week? It is to make a CHILD'S CARD!

My friend Leanne and I were cyber crafting and this is what I came up with for our new Challenge. Thanks girlfriend!
The sketch below is what I used for my card! Although I can't enter my card into their challenge this week. I just want to give a huge shout out to i{heart}sketches for such a fun.
Stamp: Frog In My Pocket - MelJen Designs
Paper: Early Espresso, 6x6 Bundle of Joy Dots & Stripes an EP Essentials Collection
Accessories: Twine, banner punch, scissors, glue and dazzling diamonds, white pen, Starburst Framelits Dies
Pocket B91, B93, B95, B97
Frog: YG21, YG23, YG25

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Meljen's Design Team and Challenge Blog - #203 - Let's Hear It For The Boy's
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes!
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - Challenge #74 - Dies and Punches (banner punch and Starburst Framelits dies)
Diva By Designs Challenge Blog - Birthday Blog Hop and Anything Goes (completed the awesome blog hop)
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - Animals (hoping a frog counts as an animal :) )

Please come on over to join us at Creative Knockouts for a fun filled challenge and be sure to hop on over to see some more fabby inspiration by my fellow DT's.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Guest Designer for Crafting By Designs

Hi! I am back with some exciting news this week! My card was Spotlighted for the month of February (anything goes challenge) over at Crafting By Designs. It was so exciting when I opened my email and they asked me if I was interested in being a Guest Designer.  Boy oh boy there was no way I was going to say no to such a fabulous opportunity and honor. Thank you so very much for having me.

The Challenge that will run from April 2 to April 25 is ANYTHING GOES (how sweet is this)!

My card below was made for my son's Robin's 15th birthday this past weekend! He would love to take boxing lessons and well when I saw this image, it was a must have for him.  I outlined the heart with a copic marker and then fussy cut it out.
Stamp: Fight For Men (Redonkulous) and So Happy For You (Stampin Up)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun, Basic grey and bashful blue
Accessories: Scissors, banner punch, square punch, embossing folder (arrows), dimensionals
Heart: R24, R27, R29
Boxing gloves: C1, C3, C5, C7, N6
Eyes: B000, B00, B14
Haircut: E37, E27, E47
Skin: E51, E11, E13
Shorts: Y13, Y15, Y18, C1, C3, C5, 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room - #143 - Freestyle - Anything Goes

I look forward to seeing your creations and being a GDT this month for Crafting By Designs.  Please come on over and show us what Anything Goes inspires in you. (Don't forget there is some fabby inspiration going on there too).

Thanks for poppin by and here is to wishing you one amazing day!

Would you like a little Air?

Good Morning! I hope you are all had a fabulous weekend. It was a good weekend here with good times spent with family and with one other function thrown into the mix. To our friends over sea's Happy Belated Mother's Day, hope it was spectacular.  Are you or did you play any April Fool's jokes on anyone today? I decided to be good but am waiting to see what my kids have planned for me.

Today, I am excited to share another DT creation for Cards Galore Encore Challenge! We are on Challenge #4 (Month of April) and our wonderful team would like to see you add your favorite color to you creation (please tell us what your favorite color is)!  Our wonderful sponsor this month is Kenny K Downloads. I was so excited to get inky with Airborne, it is a wonderful image, so thank you.  As a bonus this month...Two winners will be able to choose two Kenny K digis each. One will be drawn at random and the other will be chosen.

I turned my card into a birthday card and oh boy did I have fun coloring this image up. As I colored this Robin and his friends came to mind the countless hours they spend trying new tricks, flips and trying to get air on their skateboards. My favorite color is blue and it is really one of my fav's, that I have.  The bright colors are also ones that can always make my day. Thanks Lori for telephone crafting with me.

If you would like to see more fabulous stamps and digi head on over to Kenny K.

Stamp: Kenny K image Airborne and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Night of Navy, Gable Green and Crafters Companion.
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 2, Twine, Word Window Punch, Label Punch
Skin: E51, E11, E13
Jacket: YG06, YG07
Shirt: YR16, YR18
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Wheels: N1, N3, N6
Helmet: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
Hair: E37, E27, E47
Shoes: E57, E59, C3, C5
Skateboard: Y11, Y13, Y15
Eyes: YG91, YG93, YG97

I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday Weekly Challenge - One For The Boys
My Craft Creations - Theme - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog - Challenge #129 - Die Cuts - Labels 2 Spellbinders
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #39 - Anything Goes

We would love to see you and your favorite colors over at Cards Galore Encore Challenge for the Month of April.  What does this inspire in you? If you are looking for even more fabulous creations please pop on over to the blog and share some love.

Have an amazing day! Thank you so much for poppin in!