Thursday, October 20, 2016

Strength Within

Hi everyone! It's time for a brand new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We are on Challenge #321 and your hostess this week is me.  I would like everyone to dig deep and find a way to create something to inspire someone for our STRENGTH WITHIN challenge.

When I had my accident, I was given very supportive cards, that I read every day to help me on my road to recovery. Even to this day as I can do more, more problems or things pop up and life can become very discouraging, as people don't always want to here what truly is going on in our lives. Encouraging words are so helpful, they can bring light into any kind of situation, good, bad or just to cheer someone on to the next step. It is through dark times that we can help support others or ourselves by finding our courage, strength, and confidence. Strength within can be a very hard challenge to find and be at peace with.  

The card above has a Quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that has been my go to the last few months. I have been fearful of meeting new people but after reading this several times a day, there is a plan for me to take. Fight the Fear and Do It Anyway was one of my biggest quotes before my accident and gosh I am going to look fear in the face and do it anyways.

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Strength Within Challenge.  I know it is a hard one but our fellow DT's have some amazing inspiration for you.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


We have a rockin' new challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts this week.  Kelly would like us to do an Anything Goes. Easy-peasy, right? Just wow us with your creativity. Our sponsor is Nikki Burnette from Spellbinding Stamps.  I would like to thank her for letting me highlight Analise. It has been a pleasure to color this beautiful image up.

The card was made using My Favorite Thing Stitched ovals, pearls, stampin' up pattern papers and cardstock. My image was colored using Copics.
Prize: 3 Images
What a beautiful day out yesterday! I enjoyed getting together with my bible study group and having lunch. It was a day to celebrate the sun coming out and warmer temperatures.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Create and Makes Challenge Blog - Challenge #4 - Anything Goes with optional twist Die Cuts (Ovals)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Challenge 20- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge 107 - Anything Goes

We would love for you to join us at Creative Knockouts for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Have a Fang-tastic Day!

Hello again, everyone and welcome back to my newest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks.  I can hardly believe that we are almost half way threw October. The time is flying by but there are some very special people in my life with birthday, in the month of October.  

Tina is our wonderful challenge hostess this week and she would love for us to create using the colors Orange and Black for Challenge #320. This was a fun challenge for me. I found some images that I colored quite a long time ago which were perfect for this challenge.  Taking a chance I fussy cut the images and popped them up. The images are from Your Next Stamp and so is the sentiment. The orange, black, embossing, and spider web is from Stampin up.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Challenge 107 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Create and Makes Challenge Blog - Challenge 4 - Anything Goes with a twist of dies
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Please come and join us for our latest challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks we would love to see your work. My fellow chicks Tina, Leanne, Lori and our GDT will inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Wishing you...

Hello! Thanks for joining me today with our first challenge of October at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our wonderful hostess this week is Leanne.  For Challenge #319 she would like us to break out our Die Cuts.

Please welcome our Guest Designer for the month of October Karen from My Cup Runneth Over.

The idea for this card came from Pinterest. I was super excited to break out my new thinlits from Stampin Up. I thought they were simply perfect for this challenge. I used melon mambo paper and broke out my dazzling diamonds.  I love this saying and thought it is a good encouragement card. It is a clean and simple card hopefully one you will like. 

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Die Cuts challenge.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for all of your comments they make me smile. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Birthday Elephant

Hello! What a fun filled day we are having. Nothing like enjoying time with family and friends at a wedding.  We have been so lucky this year because this is our second wonderful wedding on Rob's side of the family. It just seems as everyone is getting older, with family and their careers, we don't get to see one another as much as we would like. So today we will be grateful and enjoy every minute of it.

We have a brand new challenge for you over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. For Challenge #43 Anything Goes. For our newest challenge, Bugaboo let me use this super cute and adorable image (Baby Elephant) used on the card above. This card was made for my daughters, friend who absolutely adores elephants. 

My card was colored with Copic markers W1, W3, W5, W7, C00, BG11,BG13, BG15, Y02, Y11, Y15, R35, R37.  I used soft suede ink that I sponged around the edges of the card and the image. The numbers were cut out with number dies from Stampin Up. The ovals were made with punches. The sentiment is from Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ 7 Images

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate
We would love to have you join us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for this challenge. It runs for two weeks so lots of time to check out the DT creations and to play along.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Scarecrow Bear

It is the last week of September and we have a brand new challenge for you at Creative Knockouts! Our sponsor this week is from Di's Digi Stamps and they have a wonderful prize for you.  Thank you so much for being our sponsor.

Challenge #161 is a Fall Challenge. At this time of year, the leaves are so gorgeous and pretty. The richness of the colors makes you want to sit in front of a fire with a blanket wrapped around you with a nice warm drink.  I hope you enjoy my card that is above.

Prize: $12 Gift Voucher
Above creation is made with flowers, pearls, Stampin Up brown paper, unknown color, Thin Lits (Hello). pattern paper Ki Memories Growing Garden Paper Pad. Copic markers.
Hat: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E43. R 24
Bear: E42, E44, W5
Sunflower: Y28, YR21, YR24, YR27
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Leaf: YG61, YG63, YG67

We would love to see you over at Creative Knockouts. It is a great time to get cozy and craft. I would love to come and check out your blogs.

Thanks for sharing my newest DT make with me.

Monster Hugs!

Thanks for stopping by, I am excited to share these goofy fun loving monsters with you.  They remind me of Monsters Inc.  These stamps are from Your Next Stamp, aren't they cute?

It is a pretty clean and simple card that I made for our Anything Goes and Crazy Egg Challenge #318 over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  These little guys were colored on a girls weekend with Lori and Leanne. Those are far between but honestly are always a blast.

Honestly, not sure where the month has gone but I am happy with my progress for meeting people and exercising. Trying new things can be scary, it is way easier when you have kids involved in activities.

My friends Lori, Leanne and Tina have some really amazing inspiration for you, please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to join us in our latest challenge.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thankful For You!

Hello! Today is the Autumnal Equinox and lucky for you; we have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Lori from Caffeinated Creativity is our hostess with the Mostess.  For Challenge #317 Lori would like you to use Colors of Autumn.

The clean and simple design are what I have again for you today.  I decided to use pattern paper for my creation.  The pattern paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle Acorn Hollow.  The back two papers are from Stampin Up.  My banner flag is from Spellbinders that Lori gave me as a present.  The flower and leaves are from unknown companies.  The ribbon is from Stampin Up.

We would love to have you join us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Winged Wonders

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. I have a second creation for you today. We have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  Our sponsor for Challenge #159 is Emerald Faeries and they have been kind enough to let me work with Bindie.

For Challenge #159 our challenge from Kelly is Winged Wonders.

My card above has been colored with Copic Markers.
Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67
Faery Wings: YR21, YR24, YR27
Dragon Fly: YG03, YG06, YG13, W1, W3, W5
Ladybug: R14, R17
Skin: E000, E01
Hair: E33, E35, E57
Papers are from Ki Memories, Growing Garden Paper Pad, pearls and quill butterflies

Prize: $5 Gift Voucher
Come on over to Creative Knockouts to play our Winged Wonders challenge and to see the inspiration of my fellow DT's.

Have a wonderful day!

Your The Bomb!

Hello! It is my turn to be hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  For Challenge #316 I would love for you to break out your Twine

The image I used is from Your Next Stamp and it is colored using Copic's. The TWINE is cherry cobbler from Stampin Up and so is the papers. Some of the dies and punches used are from Spellbinders and Stampin Up.

I would love to see how you used your twine.  Looking for more inspiration, please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks, Leanne, Tina and Lori have some very fabby creations to share with you. 

Thanks, I appreciate you stopping by and the comments that are left.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Be Silly!

Be Silly is this fun image from Sassy Studio Designs. It was a blast to color my DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks. Tina from Tina's Creative Place is our hostess with the mostess this week for Challenge #315 is Birthday.

This cute image was colored using Copic's, the circle double stitch cut is one of Leanne's, the flowers/leaves are unknown where they are from. The brown, yellow, white paper is from Stampin Up and same with the punch.  The pattern paper is unknown.  The Framelits with stamps are from Sizzix Stephanie Barnard.

We are surviving trying to get back into the routine of school life.  It has been good, though; personally, I do better with structure. Shhhh....not sure that should have been said out loud.  Giggle, Giggle.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sunny Day Crafting - #13 - Always Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge - #22 - Anything Goes with option of using Die Cuts (Circles and tag).
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog -#102 Anything Goes
Anything Goes with Create TLC Element Monthly Challenge - Challenge #3 Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - September Anything Goes Link up

Join us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks with your wonderful birthday creations. There is more inspiration over there as well from Tina, Lori, and Leanne.

Have an amazing week! Thanks for taking a moment to look at my newest DT project.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Emma & Ellie with Wings

Can you believe we are already in September, school is ready to start and we are heading towards the Autumn season?  I have enjoyed my summer with family and friends, new memories made which is awesome.

Today, we have a brand new challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends where our challenges are always Anything Goes. I would like to thank both of our sponsors for letting us use the cute images and the papers.  

Another clean and simple design by me using texture from embossing folders.  I added some ribbon down the middle and felt like tilting the image. The image is colored using copic's and wink of  Stella on the wings. I made this card for a friend as a thank you for letting me stay with her and her hubby. 

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ 3 Images

** Sponsor 2 **
(Designer Paper Collection)
Designer Grunge Collection
Prize ~ 10 Gift Certificate

for more inspiration please hop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Birthday Betty

Thanks for popping in and sharing my latest DT creation for Creative Knockouts.  It is hard to believe that we are already doing our first challenge of September.  I believe that our summer only took about 15 minutes.

For Challenge #157 - Sparkle & Shine add glitter or bling or whatever you may have that makes your card sparkle & shine.  Our sponsor this week is Art By Miran and I would like to thank her for letting me design with the Birthday Betty image.

My card above is colored with Copic markers
Clothes & Hat: B00, B02, B12
Presents & Party Favors: YR04, YR16, V15, R17, R83, R21, RV19, Y02, Y13, BV02
Skin: E000, E01
Hair: E11, E19, E17, E13
Eyes: YG63, YG25, YG21
Wink of Stella, Paper is all Stampin Up, red pearls and red butter fly.

Prize: 3 Digi's
Please join us for our latest challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  My fellow team mates have some awesome inspiration for you too.

Have an amazing day!

Sassy and Guest Designer Call

Good morning my crafty friends.  Welcome to my blog, where I have a brand new DT creation for you.  The card I am sharing with you today is for 4 Crafty Chicks.   For Challenge #314 our hostess with the mostess is Leanne from Banking on Crafts. Leanne would like us to do some Fussy Cutting for this challenge.  We are also looking for 3 Guest Designers one for each month October, November, and December.  Please type GDT behind your name to enter to become a GDT.

My image is from Sassy Studio Designs and is colored with copics. I am sad to say that they have closed up shop but at least I have some fun images to create with. Fussy cutting was done with scissors and a knife. Some embossing with Stampin Up folders, the die cut squares are from My Favorite Things.  The layout design is from Skipping Stones Designs.

Honestly, it is hard to believe that this is the last weekend of summer holidays and then school starts for another year.  I am however looking forward to meeting some new people where we live in Wainwright. Finally being brave enough to put me out there. Wishing everyone a very safe and happy long weekend.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Let's Get Sentimental!

Good morning! It is time for a Sentimental Challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our one and only Lori has asked us for Challenge #313 to create something using SENTIMENTS.  

This challenge was so much fun.  Cancer has touched most of us in one way or another so when I found this sentiment years ago, it spoke to my heart (Verses The Art of Languages Expressed with Rubber Stamps). It tells us what cancer cannot do to us and our family. I added texture with an embossing folder and then did a triple bow on my handy dandy bow maker that Leanne and Brian gave me.

Please come and join us for Lori's new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  We also have some really amazing inspiration for you to check out.