Thursday, November 20, 2014

Make It Sparkle

 Hi! I hope that this post find everyone doing well.  This past week my family sang Keroke which we haven't done in over a year. Even if we didn't sound great we were our own Rock and Country stars. On Saturday we watched Tristan and some of his friends that he has played sports with since grade 1, play there very last high school volleyball game.  It was very emotional, it just brought the fact that graduation is coming quickly. Our middle son and his girlfriend played Cranium with us and we had some very good laughs the past few days.

I am the hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and for Challenge #221 I would like to see some SPARKLE on your creations.  Everything just looks a little bit brighter with a touch of sparkle right. My mom designed this card and was excited to share her spare snowflake with me to create a card. Her color combo is simply fabulous for this Christmas card.  The snowflake sure does sparkle and so does the brad. All of the products are from Stampin' Up.  Thanks mom we need some more crafty goodness time together. It seem like all appointments for us and then I fall asleep on my mom. It is so nice mom that you are a very talented crafter that I can learn lots from.
If you are looking for more inspiration my fellow DT's Leanne, Lori and Tina have amazing creations for you. I look forward to seeing your awesome creations at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing day and here is a smile coming you way!!


Happy Crafting
Tamie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hedge Hog Flower - Happy Birthday!

Helloooo! It is a bit nippy here this past week with the chill of the winds, rain and snow. It has been a busy time as the volleyball season is starting to come to an end and basketball season is on the horizon.

Kelly has a fun new challenge for us at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #63. She would like us to use a BANNER somewhere on your creations. Our fun sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I would love to thank them for letting me use Hedge Hog Flower. It is crazy fun to color.

My card is below.  Please forgive me for my crooked picture, guess I was the leaning tower of Tamie...all 5'5 of me....LOL.  My card size is 6 x 5 1/2...really stepping out of the box for me...LOL. My niece is having a birthday this month and I was thinking of her when I made this card.
Recipe:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Daffodil Delight??, Elegant Eggplant, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Embossing folders (Honeycomb, Swiss Dots), ribbon, scallop punch, Banners Framelit Dies
Copics:
YR21, E59, E37, E35, E33
Y13, Y15, Y18, YG03, YG67
C1, C3, C5, C7
B000, BV11, BV13, BV17, R27
 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - #90 - Birthdays
Fab 'n' Funky challenge Blog - #237 - Happy Birthday
Inky Impressions Blog -  #185 - Animals
Creative Moments - #55 - Anything Goes/Celebration.

We would love to see you join us at Creative Knockouts...oh and looking for more inspiration my fellow DT's will not disappoint you.  They have some awesome masterpieces for you.

Enjoy your day and may it be filled with some smiles, laughter and crafting bliss. Thanks for stopping by.

Merry Christmas with Winter Fairy!

Welcome back! It is starting to feel a little like winter here in central Alberta, even though officially it isn't for quite a few weeks. We had a beautiful heavy frost yesterday morning and it was just stunning to look at with the sun glistening off of the trees.

I am excited to share my new 4 Crafty Chicks DT creation with you.  First, you need to know that our fabulous Tina is our hostess this week and she would like us to use a Fairy on a creation.

On this particular card, I used this awesome stamp made by Whimsy.  My image was colored using copics. It would be nice if you could see just everything a little more clearly for coloring and details. Alas, this is all I could do *wink*.  This paper is some of my favorite and works so good with this image.
Recipe:
Image: Winter Fairy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Woodland Winter Collection Bo Bunny.
Ink: Momento Black Tuxedo
Accessories: Pearls, dazzling diamonds, word window punch, punch??
Copics:
C00, E50, E42, E43, E51, E11, E13, G24, G94, G99, B000, B00, B02, B12, B14, B16, R27, R29 

I would love to enter my card into these wonderful challenges:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge Blog: #121 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks would love to see what our challenge inspires in you. My fellow CHICKS have created more masterpieces to inspire you. Hope to see you there.

Have an amazing week and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sunflower Buggies

Good Morning! So sorry for my late, with all of my organization, I thought I had scheduled my post today for 4 Crafty Chicks but guess what? Brain Fart, I didn't.  Thank you Lori and Leanne for asking questions.

Our very talented hostess with the mostess is Leanne and she would like us to do a Bingo for Challenge #219.
I chose column B - Free (colored Image Sunflower Buggies Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp), Ribbon, Pearls, Black/White and Circles (embossing folder cuttlebug)
I love this image and it is colored with copics.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.
Digistamps4Joy South Africa - Mid-Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #6 - Anything Goes

Looking for more inspiration please head on over to 4 Crafty Chicks the girls have lots for you. We would love to see you there.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have an amazing day!


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Crocheted Blanket, DT Call and New Challenge

Good Morning! We had a great time last night with all of the trick or treaters coming out in droves.  Now we are on November 1st and I am just giddy because we will be moving our clocks back tonight, so I get one more hour of sleep.  Yahooooo!

It is so nice to be back creating for Crafts Galore Encore. I want to say thank you so much to our Challenge owners and my fellow DT's for their patience the last few months.  We have some exciting news for you so please read below.
We are looking for some new DT members join us at the start of January 2015. You will need to create one project per month (usually using digi stamps provided by sponsors) and to comment on challenge entries. You are also expected to enter challenges with your projects and promote the challenge where ever possible. You must have an active Blog.
We are a happy band of crafters living across the world, we don't "do", drama and we have lots of fun!
If you would like to join us please add DT next to name on your entry. We will contact a short list of people who will be invited to tell us a little bit about why they would like to join us x

So here we are with our brand new Challenge #11 for the Month of November is ANYTHING GOES.
Our Sponsor is down below and they are offering up 2 sheets from the shop.
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.co.uk/
I am excited to share with you my crocheted afghan.  It works up super fast because of a very simple stitch. The stitch is a V-Stitch and the pattern of colors is one I designed for myself. My husband loved this gift to him.  It would be nice to make the time to crochet more. Most of my afghan's have been given away as presents. I have only ever kept 2 afghans and both of them were made for my hubby.
 Side View
I would love to enter my afghan into the following challenge and hopefully it fits the criteria:
Brown Sugar Challenges - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

We would love to see you join us a Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. It is an super easy challenge and my fellow DT's have no shortage of awesome inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have an amazing day :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Helloooooo! The mornings here are getting a little more chilly and so are the nights. Time to cuddle up under a blanket with a nice cup of hot chocolate. I am still in shock of where October has gone....can we all just say slow down some already. *wink*.

Today at 4 Crafty Chicks our hostess with the mostess is Lori. This month we have 5 Thursdays so that makes it our Crazy Egg and an Anything Goes Challenge for #218.  My fellow DT's and our wonderful guest designer have some amazing inspiration for you.  Thank you to Tenia for being our GDT, your creations were amazing each week.

I am so behind on making Christmas cards so I finally buckled down and made another one.  The image is Ava & Deacon Merry Christmas Sign by Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  I colored the image with Copics, used Microbeads for the snow, and dazzling diamonds. I had to break out some sequence and of course used Trim the Tree pattern paper.  It is hard to see here but I have Merry Christmas stamped on the right side of the card in memento black.
 I would love to enter my card into the following Challenges :
Fab'n' Funky Challenge - Challenge #235 - Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #201 - Anything Goes

We would love to have you come on out to play along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Anything Goes is super fun.

Thank you for sharing my new card with me.  Have a fabulous day!!



Kiss The Bride

Good Morning! So excited today is my only day home tonight. I do believe that this just might call for a pajama day!! Wahooooooooooo!

I have a brand new spankin' card for you and it is for the new Creative Knockouts Challenge. We are on Challenge #61 Patchwork Pretties.  I would like to thank our Sponsor this week from Sassy Studio Designs for giving me this beautiful image to use Kiss The Bride.

My card is below and boy oh boy was I excited to do this challenge. I got out my black and white pattern paper from Stampin Up and my square punch and went to town.  I colored the image with Copic's and used wink of Stella on the veil, headband, eye lid and bodice. 

 I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Diva By Designs - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge #103 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts for a fun and fabby challenge.  Looking for more inspiration well hop on over to the blog because my fellow DT's will not disappoint you.

Thanks for coming by....have a rockin day filled tons of laughter.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Wedding Day!

Hello! I hope this post finds everyone doing well! This past week has been a very hard one for me, emotionally and physically. It is so shocking how a year can fly by even when you are healing and mostly stuck at home.  Yesterday was the one year anniversary of our car accident! So I am trying to put everything into perspective and continue working on my healing process. Onto more happier things.

Our hostess with the mostess is our one and only very talented Lori.  She is challenging us at 4 Crafty Chicks to use Coral, White and Black for Challenge #217.

My card is below and I used two stampin up punches and the arrows stampin up embossing folders. Black pearls were used, along with a Die-namics die and two stamps from Verve.  It is another very clean and simple creation.  At first for some reason I struggled with these colors but next thing I knew it all fell together quite easily. 
 
We would love to see you at 4 Crafty Chicks to see what this color combo inspires in you. My fellow DT's and our Guest Designer have some amazing creations for you.

Have a fabulous day! I am sending a smile your way :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cocoa's Pumpkin - Thanks

Hello friends! I do hope you are well this morning, afternoon or evening where ever you are. Yesterday was a bit blah weather wise, cloudy, rainy and a little on the cool side. Here is hoping today brings us some sun. When big yellow is out my mood is always a little bit brighter.

Today, I am sharing my second DT card but this one is for Creative Knockouts Challenge #59 Animal Friends.  Our fabulous sponsor this week is Sweet'n Sassy Stamps. My cute little image is called Cocoa's Pumpkin. It was so much fun to color this image with my Copic markers.Thanks you very much for the image to color.  There is still so much I need to learn about coloring but personally, the kid comes out in me when I do.  The image is fussy cut out and is surrounded by the border with the Filigree Frame Textured Impressions folder, along with a heart border, with a touch of bling.
My copic colors are Y11, Y15, Y17, Y24, Y28, W1, 13, W5, YR16, YR18, E00, E000, E04, E11, E31, E33, E35, R20.

There is tons of inspiration over at Creative Knockouts and truly you won't be disappointed by my fellow DT's creations, they are simply rockin.  We would love to see what our Animal Friends Challenge inspires in you.

May something bring a smile to your face today and thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Happy Birthday!

Hi! I am excited to share my newest DT card with you for 4 Crafty Chicks but first I want to tell you that last night was a night filled with some almost tears(tired not to do my ugly cry) and lots of laughter with my brother.  He took me to watch Tristan's very last home volleyball game of his high school career :) Now we just have a few away games that we won't see and some tournaments that we hope to see. When people tell you high school goes fast it sure does :)  Onto why you are here.

The hostess with the mostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks is me and well there is no better time to break out a Happy Birthday creation.

My card is below and the yummy image is CupCake Cherry On Top from Bugaboo. The sentiment is Teeny Tiny Wishes, Banner Framelits Dies, Bitty Banners, window punch, white bakers twine, chalk marker and button from Stampin Up. A Martha Stewart punch, Wink of Stella.  When coloring the image, I used Copics: E25, E27, E29, Y11, Y13, R29, R59, BG05, BG07.
My fellow Chicks and I would love to see your birthday creations. Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us your crafty goodness.

Wishing you an tremendously good week with positive thoughts coming your way.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Joy!!!

Good, good morning! This first week of October has been simply a crazy and weird week. Nothing like a little craziness to keep one hopping along *wink*. It is amazing that we are already at our Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada.  My kids are super lucky to have a 4 day weekend from school, although some of them do have to work :).

So today is Thursday and you know what that means a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our fabulous and very talented host this week is our one and only Tina! For Challenge #215 she would like us to follow this RECIPE: 1 image, 2 Pattern Paper and 3 bling.....easy peasy right???

Here is a brand new DT card from me.  This card is made with Stampin up paper, Delightful Decorations Stamp, Lucky Stars embossing folder, garden green ink, pearls, scallop border punch, ornament punch and paper piercer.
Here is the sketch I used from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #236 that was found on Pinterest.
the sweetest thing...: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 236 
 My fellow DT's and our GDT Tenia have some marvelous inspiration for you. We would love to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks and show us what this recipe inspires in you.

Have an amazing week and Happy Thanksgiving on Monday.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bubbling Over With Excitement!!

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com.au/
Hi my crafting peeps, I have some super exciting news.  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog is starting up in January, but they have chosen to announce who will be on the Design Teams today. Denise and Amy have been working incredibly hard to put together the teams, the challenge blog and sponsors. The reason why I am bubbling over with excitement is that I am one of the Design Team Members.  It is going to be so much fun working with this talented crew.  We look forward to seeing you in January for the challenges but please head on over now, to the Challenge Blog and check things out.  Thank you so much for stopping by! Yahoooooo!!
I am a design team member at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

(Kn)OWL(edge)

Good Morning! Sorry for the late post...for Creative Knockouts! There were some problems with my image the outline of the image kept bleeding so it was printed 4 times.  The last one worked perfectly.  Of course there are times when you have a deadline and it doesn't work either with family problems.

Creative Knockouts is on Challenge #57 and this week they are asking you to use Lace/Ribbon.  You can use one or both your choice.  Our awesome sponsor this week is The Stamping Chef.  I would love to thank them so much for letting me use this fun image. The image is called Knowlege.

My card is below and has been colored with Stampin Up Alcohol Markers and Copics. I was totally stoked about the layout of my card unfortunately as you will see, I forgot the ribbon/lace.  In the next day or two, another image will be provided for you following the ribbon or lace or both challenge.

 Okay my crafting peeps...now that I am more awake. Here is the same card missing the pearls but I chose to add Ribbon to my card just like we were supposed to do for our DT projects. The new card is below.
We would love to see how you use the lace/ribbon on your creations this week.  So please hop on over and show us what you got. My fellow DT's have amazing creations to share with you.

Keep smiling and creating!


Hi! Sunshine Anyone?

Good Morning! Can you believe that it is already October? September blew bye in the blink of an eye but for the most part the weather has been beautiful. Yesterday, being the 1st of October we enjoyed blue sky and sun in the morning but by afternoon it was raining and it had cooled down quite a bit.

Singing loudly....today is Thursday....YAHOO!! Leanne is our hostess with the mostess this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and for Challenge #214 Sunshine.

Below is my card and well I had an amazing image that was colored up and ready to go.  All I needed was a way to add some sun to it since....shockingly there is not a sun die in my collection. Next best thing Lori said "Why don't you cut a circle hole into something and then dauber a sun in" So thinking that was a brilliant idea, is exactly what happened.

We would love it if you would join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our challenge this week.  The chicks have some really amazing inspiration to share too.

Thank you for stopping by and have an fantastic week :)



Thursday, September 25, 2014

You Got That Special Birthday Glow!

Happy Thursday everyone! Yesterday we watched our oldest son Tristan at his Sr. High School Volleyball Game and tomorrow will bring us out for our middle son Robin's football game and on Tuesday we hope to get to our daughter, Kaitlyn's first junior high volleyball game. A busy time for all of you as well I am sure.

I am excited to bring you my latest DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our hostess with the mostess this week is our one and only LORI. For Challenge #213 she would like you to use 3 different sets of pairs.  A bit of a tricky one but here is what I did....2 pattern papers, 2 punches and 2 pearls....easy peazy right?

This cute little image is created by From The Hearts Stamps (Birthday Candle Birdbrain).  I colored him with Copics: B12, B91, B93, B95, B97, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y18. The pattern paper used is from My Minds Eye Indie Chic and Early Espresso ink

My fellow Chicks have out done themselves on this challenge, so please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and check out what they have in store for you. We would love to see what our challenge will inspire you to create.

Huge smiles are coming your way....pass it on, you never know when you might make someones day.