Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sew Cute


I am so excited our cousin's wedding is this weekend.  It has been a while since we have had a wedding in the family so it will be wonderful to see everyone. Let our summer holidays begin.

Yep, we have a brand new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and Lori is our hostess. For Challenge #304 - Sew Cute! Lori would like you to either break out the thread or you can do faux stitching.

The card above is created with Thoughts for the Day (Inkadinkado) and Basket Full of Fun (Stampin Up). I used scissors to fussy cut the basket and yarn stamps out. They are popped up with foam pads. For the sewing and yarn balls on the side is cross stitch floss. I got to dig thru my buttons to find these cute white ones.  The

Looking for even more inspiration head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and check out Melanie, Leanne, Tina and Lori's wonderful creations.

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest make.




A Charmed Life


Today, I am happy to share with you, my latest creation with your for Creative Knockouts. Kelly for Challenge #147 would like you to break out your CHARMS.

Our lovely sponsor this week is Oddball Art and it was wonderful working with Cassidy Image 19. They are offering up a prize of 3 Images to the winner this week. Thank you so much for letting me color up this fun image.

My creation above is created with Stampin Up paper, colored with copics, punch, two charms and some pattern paper from an unknown company.

Prize: 3 Images
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OddballArtCo?section_id=11739318
Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts this week. I would love to see the different charms out there.

Thanks for popping in and all comments are appreciated.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Breaking out some Metal


Welcome back to my blog friends! Today is my turn to host the brand new Challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are on Challenge #303 and I would like to you to break out your METAL.  Now this is a challenge for me, they are stored nicely in my drawers but tend to forget that they are there.

My creation above is made using metal brown/white brads and the metal covering over the Happy Anniversary! The stamps are all from Stampin Up and I used the melon mambo ink/marker and old olive marker. The glitter is dazzling diamonds and the pearls.

Would love to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Vacation Time



Hello! We are into the second week of June and can you believe it is almost Vacation time for all of the kids.  I realize that some schools have already started summer holidays but here we go until the June 28.

We have a brand new challenge for you this week at 4 Crafty Chicks! Tina has an amazing challenge for us to get us thinking about the summer.  Tina would like us to make a creation about Vacation for Challenge #302.  My fellow Chicks and our GDT have amazing inspiration waiting for you.

My card above is using the stamp - Riley which I just adore him. He has been colored using copic's, spellbinders for the rectangle and scalloped circle.  The Banner die is from Sizzix and it is very hard to see on the top picture but I do have clouds embossed on the white layer from Darcie.  All my paper is from Stampin Up and finally the ink is from Memento.

Come on over and share your vacation inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.


Cupcakes Delights Girl


Good morning! Well it has been another really busy week with appointments for the kids. It has been very beautiful here this past week. The big yellow circle in the sky sure has made me smile.  One of the best parts is we are seeing birds in our new home that we never had in the Millet house. They sure do like to twitter at 4 in the morning.

We are on Challenge #145 for Creative Knockouts this week and Kelly would like us to show off our Fancy Flourishes. Our sponsor for this week is Lemon Shortbread and they have kindly let me use Cupcakes Delights Girl to showcase to you this week. I love cupcakes and icing.  The whole time I was coloring this I was thinking "man I need to make one".
Prize: 3 Images
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lemonshortbread
My card above was colored using Copic's. The distressed edges were from a Tim Holtz tool.  The flourishes are unknown. The paper is from Stampin Up.

So break out your fancy flourishes and share them with us at Creative Knockouts! I look forward to seeing them.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my latest creation.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Bride


Welcome back to my blog! This week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends we would like you to play with us for Challenge #35 Anything Goes.  I would love to thank our sponsors for their generous prizes.  Bugaboo Stamps let me use this stunning Bride image. I adored designing and coloring this gorgeous digi.

For the image above I used stampin Up Paper, My favorite things stitched squares, Botanical builders framelits, spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two, pearls and copic's pens.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ 7 Images
** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said
Please join us for our latest challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

It's Your Day!

Hello my friends and thanks for visiting! I hope this last week has been a good one for you.  It has been an excellent one for me our middle son Robin got his license and our oldest son surprised us with a visit for a few days.  I really treasure those time, we get to spend with them. Next will be our daughter getting her Learner's.  Let's get to why you are really here.

Today is Thursday and 4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new challenge and a brand new Guest Designer.  Our guest designer for the month of June is Melanie from "mycraftysmell". Our talented hostess this week is Leanne.  For challenge #301 she would like use to create something Masculine.  I am so thankful that she choice this challenge because man, I tend to have problems doing these cards. 

With Father's day coming up around the corner this was a perfect time for a masculine card. My inspiration for my card is from Stampin Cafe by Lana. I didn't have everything to create this so made some changes. I would like to try this card again. Below is another picture with a gift card in the front. On the inside is a personal message to my dad. 
My fellow chicks in our hen house have some amazing and wonderful creation to inspire you. We would love it if you joined us at 4 Crafty Chicks with your Masculine creations. I need more inspiration friends.




Thursday, May 26, 2016

Happy 20th Anniversary!

Welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! You got it a brand new challenge for everyone. Before I get to our brand new challenge, I would like to thank Leanne (Banking On Crafts), Lori (Inkingly Yours) and Tina (Tina's Creative Place) for being awesome to work with, for stepping up when I needed help and for just being you.  It is fantastic to realize that we are on our #300 challenge. Here is to another 300 hey girls.

Our #300th challenge hostess is our one and only talented Lori.  Lori had me stepping out of my comfort zone with this challenge but I must say, I loved it.  So for Challenge #300 make a SHAKER CARD! This is my first shaker card and I made it for my husband.  Last week was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and I thought this was perfect to go with my new stampin up goodies that were recieved on Monday! Hope you like this clean and simple card. Thanks Lori for the fun challenge and getting me to step out of the box!!

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. I look forward to seeing your inspiration.  Leanne, Lori and Tina also have amazing inspiration for you too, be sure to check them out.

Poor Luvvy

Hello and here is to Happy Creative Knockouts Thursday style.  We have a wonderful sponsor this week. I would like to thank them for letting me use this cute, cute bear from Digital Delights.  Poor Luvvy is the name of the image was lucky to use this week.  The prize is a $15 Gift Certificate too Digital Delights. For challenge #143 - Anything Goes

I never seem to have these type of cards on hand. So when I saw this image it made sense to color it up for when we need it, we have one. My image above is colored using copics and the "Feel Better" is stamped in Night of Navy ink. I used spellbinders and a circle punch.  The paper button and ribbon are also from Stampin Up. 

With the temperatures everything started blooming here early but the last few days we have below zero in the morning and I am afraid some of those pretty flowers didn't make it.  I hope with the warmer weather that they will come back.

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts. We would love to be inspired by you.

Have a spectacular day!!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Favorite Era - Wannabe (1990)

Hello! Well yesterday night we saw some lighting after we found this gorgeous nature path to walk on.  Have been praying for rain. I walked about 800 meters with bumps and hills it a great accomplishment. Boy did it ever work on my balance.  We stopped at this look out tower where we could sign our names and just look at the wild life and at the river valley.  It truly was peaceful with just the noises coming from nature.

I am your host for this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I would like you to create something from your Favorite Era.  Easy Peazy right??? My problem at first is that their is something from every Era that I like music wise, movies wise and food wise. Then talking with Leanne, we were like what is some good bands/groups in the 90's.  So Leanne helped me come up with this idea to try and recreate the Spice Girls with Kenny K digi's.  I think as far as girl bands in the 1990's these girls were on top. For this reason I picked the 1990's for their girl power :)

For the most part the digi's work for what I wanted. They were a blast to color up too.  I picked the color of clothes from pictures on Pinterest. I used Kraftin Kimmie Sentiment, Martha Stewart Punch, Stampin Up punch, Copics, pearls, flowers and gems.

Hope you like the creation you see this week.  Looking for more inspiration please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks. We really would like to see what is your favorite Era.

Have an amazing week!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jammin Drums

Happy "Creative Knockouts" Thursday! We are on Challenge #141 and our one and only Kelly would like us to use Doilies. The Challenge is called Doily Delights.  Now I must admit I do have these and tend to for get to use them.

Our sponsor for this week is Lacy Sunshine and I would like to thank them for letting me create with Jammin Drums.  I always love to color these images up.

Lacy Sunshine

My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you this week so be sure to hop on over and check them out at Creative Knockouts.  We would love to see you creations using Doilies. 

Thanks for joining me for yet another installment of my creative journey.


Love Generously...


Hello my friends! Would like to thank you for stopping by to see my lastest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks! Before I get to the challenge I would really like to give a shout out to the firefighters from near and far, police officers, pilots, business, everyday people for helping our fellow Albertan's to get to safety from the wild fires in Fort McMurray! I am so grateful that so many people have stepped up to help the 88,000 people evacuated. Thank you for being everyday Hero's!! Now back to the challenge at hand...

Our beautiful hostess this week is our one and only Tina! For Challenge #298 she gave us something easy peasy or for me it is.  Tina would like us to use BLACK AND WHITE for our image.

My card is clean and simple but I think works well with the challenge Tina gave us.  For some reason black and white is just elegant colors to work with. The above Rose is from Rose Garden dies from Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart and the texture is made from Swiss Dots embossing folder.  I also used mini pop up dots due to a suggestion from my fellow DT, Leanne. They worked wonderfully to pop it up the rose. Personally I think there is tons you can do with this die set. 

Please come and join us for our lastest challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks we truly would love to see your art.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

You Go Girl! and Guest Designer Call at 4 Crafty Chicks




Hello my friends! This past week has been full of hot heat but with the high temperatures has also brought even more fires in the Province of Alberta.  We really could use rain to help with the dryness and the fires.  On Tuesday night there was evacuations in Fort McMurray, Alberta and it is the largest evacuation in the history of Alberta.  This wild fire has removed 70,000 people from their homes.  Our thoughts and prayer are with our families, friends, fire fighters, police, military and everyone else involved.  

Yes we are already on the first Thursday of May!! Our daughter informed me that she really only has about 36 days left of school.  Needless to say I went what the heck!! So on that note our talented and wonderful Hostess for our brand new Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is our very beautiful Leanne.  For Challenge #297 she would like us to bring out our SASSY WOMAN.  Must say that was so much fun to color this image of Girl Friends.  I have this dream that this is what my friends and I will look like when we get older :).

We also are having a Guest Designer Team Call. We would like for you to enter using GDT behind your name when entering, please use your name not the projects name as it might not show and we won't know if you wanted to be entered or not.  These GDT Spots will be one for each of the following months June, July, and August. 

Be sure to check out what my other fellow DT's Lori and Tina have for you, their creations are inspiring. Come on over to join us at 4 Crafty Chicks! Don't forget to put GDT after your name to become a guest designer.


I would like to enter my card into the following Challenge
One Crazy Stamper - May Challenge - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - We want to see 3 or more layers
Crafting By Designs - May - Anything Goes Challenge


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Love Birds

Hello! This past week has been good. I saw the eye specialist but before that we met up with my mom, Gordon (a.k.a dad), Robin and Summer. We were lucky to have lunch together.  It has been a blast also listening to Rob and our daughter building a catapult for her science project, memory making moments.  

It is time for a brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.  We are on challenge #33 and as always it is anything goes. The sponsors image I used is from Ching-Chou Kuik and the image is called Love Birds,  It was a blast to color and don't be too shocked but I did manage to breakout the flowers. I am hoping that you like the image.  The image was colored using copic markers and I wish you could see it but I did use wink of Stella gold and clear. 

Sponsor #1
Prize ~ 1 Image

Sponsor #2
(Designer Paper Sets)
In The Garden
Prize ~ 10 Gift Certificate
My fellow DT have some awesome inspiration for you.  Please check it out and join us for our next two week challenge. Hope you like the creation I made for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Enjoy The Journey




Hello, Hello! Shocking only a few more days left in the month of April. It has been a very exciting month weather wise can't wait to see what May will bring for us.  Mind boggling is the fact that Graduation ceremonies will be starting all over the place. Hard to believe that in a couple of weeks that is where I was last year. A parent bursting with pride that our oldest had graduated and wondering exactly where the time went.

I have a second post for you today and this one is for 4 Crafty Chicks where Lori is our very talented hostess.  For Challenge #296 she would like us to make a Graduation creation.  My card up above was made from a tutorial The Stamp Camp (sorry can't seem to get the link to copy).  Now there was things that I wanted to do to change it up but my mind was going all over the place. So when I sat down at my table to put my card together, I forgot to add the texture and the tassel was made way too big.  A learning curve, I guess you could say.  I have a few more of these to make and honestly the caps are super easy.  I broke out some new stamps from Forever in Time and Impression Obsession.  It really is a clean and simple card. For my next attempt I will try to fancy it up a bit and add more layers.

Please come and join us. Sadly this is our last week for our very talented Guest Designer.  Thank you Helen for all of your incredible creations and for being such a gem to work with.

We would love to see your creations over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Hope to see you soon.  Thanks for stopping by.