Thursday, March 27, 2014


Hello.....well it might be officially spring but Mother Nature feels that we need a little more Winter! So the best way to live with all the white is too add some bright colors.

I am excited to show you my new DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  Today is Thursday and our wonderfully talented hostess this week is Lori.  For Challenge #187 she is asking us to create a layout, card etc...with Spring. Bet when Lori gave us this challenge she had no idea that we would be still dealing with snowfall warnings.  Great Challenge girlie!

One of the things that make me think of spring is the flowers that we will soon see.  I picked bright colors with a clean and simple layout.
Stamp: So Happy For You (Stampin Up), Possy Patch Garden Delights Pre-Cut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
Paper: Lovely Lialic, Fruit Stand 6x6 pad (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espress
Acessories: gems, scissors
Flowers: V12, V15, V17 Centers: Y11, Y13, Y18 Leaves: YG21, YG23, YG25
Watering Can: C00, C3, C5
Dirt: E33, E35, E37

I would like to enter my card into the following fantastic challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door: Challenge - Anything Goes

Come on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see some more inspiration from our wonderful DT Kallan and the rest of the Chicks.  I look forward to seeing what our challenge inspires in you this week. 

Thank you so much for popping in and checking out my new creation.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Keep Calm and Eat Jelly Beans

There is nothing better than having fun with a friend miles apart. Last night I cyber crafted with my friend Leanne.   I challenged her to make a card with a From The Heart Digital Stamps image.  Not sure what one she used but she found it right away.  Be sure to hop on over to her blog and check out her yummy goodness. Me, I kept swooning over all the images for quite a while before I could decide.  Finally I decided to use Full of Beans Birdbrain.  These little guys make me smile...

We then both decided to use the i {heart} card sketches w/a twist.  The twist was to make the card Monochromatic.  I tried but boy girls that was tough.  So bright it was.  Except for how big my sentiment was the sketch was followed to a T :)
Stamp: Full of Beans Birdbrains
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red and Fruit Stand by Doodlebug Design Inc.
Accessories: dimensional, scissors
Beans: B00, YR16, R27, V17, G02
Birds: Y11, Y13, Y15
glass jar: C00, C3
Shorts: G02, G05

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Recipe #168 - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Challenge #14 - Anything Goes

Thank you Leanne for cyber crafting with me and meeting my challenge to you! It was a blast.

Have a wonderful day....a huge smile is being sent your way! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blessing A Flower

Good Morning! I am super excited to be back with another DT card for Creative Knockouts! Yikes, I almost missed it since I keep thinking there is more time left in March...poof it is half gone.  Better smartin up and get myself in order...LOL. Happy Spring to everyone. We are on Challenge #29 - Things With Wings. Our wonderful sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies they were so kind to give me this image to use Blessing A Flower.

I had so much fun coloring up this image! My oldest son helped me pick out the colors for coloring. Like that ever happens and well we enjoyed every minute of it since he is 17.  It another card with clean lines, not texture other than the butterfly circle.  After seeing the image done and ready to pop up, the idea to frame it came to me.  Hopefully this looks a bit like a picture frame.
Stamp: Blessing A Flower - A Day For Daisy's
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: white pearls, photo corner punch (stampin Up), dazzling diamonds, Butterfly Circle nestabilities and small circle nestabilites, glue pen, wax paper and dimensionals.
Skin - E51, E11, E13
Stem & Leaves - YG93, YG95, YG97
Flower: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Dress: R24, R27, R29
Hair: E37, E27, E47

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge #87 - Make Your Mark
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Challenge #95 Anything Goes with a Twist Die Cuts (circle and butterfly circle spellbinders)
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Simon Says Glitter It
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #63 - Anything Goes  or Optional Theme to use 2D or 3D Flowers

We would like to see what Wings and Things inspires in you, so please join us at Creative Knockouts. Our DT's have some fabulous creations too :)

Have a fabulous day! Thank you for stopping by to see my newest creation :)


Hello, welcome back! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!!! My family is all looking forward to the warmer temps.  The snow has been melting so is wonderful.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks I am the hostess this week and I am challenging everyone to USE NO PATTERN PAPER. Normally this is right up my alley since...well basically I am pattern paper challenged.  I don't know why but I always seem to struggle with it.  However this time...I ponder it for a very, very long time and below is what I came up with. A first in a long time no texture...eek!

Stamp: So Happy For You (Stampin Up)
Paper: Bermunda Bay, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Punches: Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, Stampin Up Punch
Accessories: YNS Gumdrops(Black), mini glue dots, red pearls

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog: Challenge #161 - Anything Goes

Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks to see some rockin inspiration, share some love and then show us what this challenge inspires for you.

Thank you for stoppin by! Have a great day and remember a smile is coming your way :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Praying For You....

Hello! Welome back to my blog! I know this is said way to often but where the heck is March going now...wasn't it just the first....LOL.  I might be home a lot now but it sure doesn't stop the days from going fast.

Today, I am sharing my DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  It is Thursday and their is a brand new challenge for you to check out.  Our beautiful hostess is our one and only Tina.  She is challenging us to use TREES for Challenge #185.  Wonderful challenge right who doesn't love a good looking tree or trees.

So with that in mind of how much I love trees, can you believe I struggled with what kind of tree to use for this challenge...*grin*.  A sympathy card finally came to mind and then used a wood grain embossing folder to accent the tree challenge.  Hope you like it!
Stamp: Thoughts and Prayers (Stampin Up)
Ink: Always Artichoke
Paper: Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso
Accessories: Markes (Always Artichocke, Old Olive and Early Espresso), Stampin Up (corner punch, embossing folder) and brown pearls.

I would love to enter my card into the following amazing challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges - Challenge #74 - Monochromatic Green + 1 color
Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafts Challenge Blog - Challenge #168 - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenges - Theme - Anything Goes

We would love to have you join us at 4 Crafty Chicks and if you want more inspiration my fellow chicks and our guest designer won't let you down.

Thank you so much for stopping really makes my day! Wishing you a fantastic day, filled with tons of laughter and smiles.  Hugs :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Girlz Rule

Welcome Back! I am hoping for warmer weather this weekend.  We have a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  My fellow DT's have rockin inspiration for you so be sure to share some love.  Kelly has set a fun challenge for us.  For Challenge #27 - Girlz Rule.  Our wonderful sponsor for this week is non other than Lacy Sunshine Stamps!  Each of us girls were given a fun Digi to work with; thank you very much.

These images simply put always make me smile.  It was a blast to work with her and for all of my ogling of these cute images, it is the first one I have had a chance to color.  The image I am working with is called Eleanor - Hummingbird.  I added some bling too her bow, glasses, dress and shoes.  Along with my dazzling diamonds obsession, purple must go along with it too...LOL.

Lacy Sunshine
Stamp: Eleanor - Hummingbird Lacy Sunshine
Paper: Whisper White, Fruit Stand Doodlebug Designs
Accessories: 1/2 & 3/4 circle punch, butterfly punch, Stampin up punch, gems, dazzling diamonds, dimensionals
Face: E00, E11, E13; Lips: R29 ; Eyes: B00, B02, BG07; Hair: E33, E47, E59
Bows: V04, V06, V12, V15, V17
Dress V12, V15, V17, B000, BV00, BV01, BV02, BV11, BV13
Shoes: RV10, RV55, V17
Flowers: Y15, Y17, Y18
Leaves: YG03, YG67

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Challenge #28 - Use spring Colors
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #72 - Just for A Girl
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes for the Month of March

We would love it if you would join us at Creative Knockouts and share what Girlz Rule means to you! I look forward to stopping by your blog.

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

Just Chicken In

Good Morning! The weekend is just about here and warmer temperatures.  Doesn't that just sound wonderful.  This past weekend was an emotional one for us as a family. We were asked as a family to attend our Millet Firefighters night.  It was a great time with laughter, visiting, tears and a chest filled up with pride. Our middle son Robin was honored by our Firefighters, our Town and by the House of Commons for saving his sisters life and my life last October. It was so over whelming and truly it was hard to hear someone actually tell the store of our accident.  The tears flowed for all of us as we saw a Hall full of people stand to give our son respect and honor him for his heroism. They stood the whole time he was up there, until he sat down. Another moment to truly cherish as our family would not be whole if it wasn't for him. Onto why you really popped in

I have a new DT card for you today! It is Thursday so that means that 4 Crafty Chicks has a new challenge and a new hostess.  Our challenge is being brought to you by Leanne and she would like us to make a Shape (no rectangles or square cards) card for Challenge #184.  Oh boy was this a challenge since I have never made a shape card on my own.

The card below was super fun to make.  The image is made by From The Heart Stamps called Flower Pot Chick (Birdbrain).  The sentiment inside the card reads Just Chicken In...don't ya just love it?  These stamps are just simple so cute!
Stamp: From The Heart Digi Stamps - Flower Pot Chicken
Paper: Concord Grape; Fruit Stand by Doodlebug paper pack
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Accessories: pink gem, white button, twine, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, dauber, Scalloped Labels One (spellbinders)
Chicken:Y02, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y21
Leaves: G21, G24, G28
Flowers and Pots: V04, V05, V06, V09, BV08, RV21, RV63, RV66, R21

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Challenge #72 - Just For A Girl
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog - Challenge #159 - Spring Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog - Challenge #21 - Shape Card
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes for the Month

We would love to have you hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and show us your shape.  My fellow CHICKS have phenomenal inspiration for you. 

Thanks for stoppin by! Have an amazing week :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

For You

Good Morning! Not sure where February went but now that March is here maybe we will be a little closer to Spring....let's hope. It is freezing here in central, Alberta, Canada.  A balmy -38 with wind chills making it feel like -52. Yuck! On to better news. I am excited to share a new DT creation for Cards Galore Encore Challenge with you!  Glamour Eyes are our sponsor for this month. they are offering 5 Digi stamps and a surprise clear stamp. We are on Challenge #3 for the Month of March and we would like to see you Use a Stamp or Digi somewhere on your project. 

My creation this month is a tag that I made to go with an afghan (throw blanket) I am currently crocheting. It was nice to have my mom with me as I was making the tag, helping me get my stuff from around the room.  It was fun, one day we will have to sit down and make a card together.  The bright pattern paper reminds me of spring! I kept the lines crisp and clean and used  a dauber to distress around the edge of the tag. A very clean and simple tag.

Stamp: Punch Bunch (Stampin Up)
Ink: Concord Grape 
Markers: Stampin Up - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Concord Grape and Paper Flower Box Doodlebug Designs Inc.
Accessories: Pearls, whisper white ribbon, elegant eggplant ribbon, scalloped circle punch, tag punch, gem and embossing folder.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Challenge (4 Krafty Girlz) - Challenge # 12 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #220 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Challenge #56 - Shop In Your Stash
Delightful Challenges - Keep It Simple

If you are looking for more inspiration please hop on over to Cards Galore Encore Challenge, my fellow DT's have amazing creations for you.  We would love to see what Stamp or Digi you use! I look forward to popping over to  your blog.

Thank you for stopping in and taking a peek at my new creation.  Thanks for all comments they are very appreciated.  A smile is coming your way today!