Thursday, October 19, 2017

Travel has been...

Hello! Welcome to my blog. The weather is not slowing down for being all over the place. We had a really beautiful day on Tuesday and it quickly changed when the wind picked up and caused so much damage across our province and to the province of Saskatchewan too. Major fires people evacuated, trains blew off the tracks, rooves coming off some buildings, trees down and semi's overturned on the high way. Hoping the weather settles down to a peaceful quiet for a while.

I am the hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  We are on challenge #373. I love paper, colors, textures and pattern paper is just so fabby. The problem is sometimes, I think it is too pretty to use and next thing you know I am hoarding it.  Let's break it out and use it.

Challenge #373 - Use 3 Pattern Papers

A clean and simple card using Soft Suede and River Rock for the solid paper. The pattern paper is from Indie chic "ginger" My Mind's Eye.  Love the oval stitched dies from My Favorite Things, and the flower die is from Poppy Stamps called Wild Rose Bud. I dug out a neglected stamp set is from CLOUD9 Design Simple Thoughts - Travel that talks lots about vacations and travel. It was stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks. We would love to see your work.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lovely As A Tree Thank You!


Hello and welcome to my blog! We had a very quiet Thanksgiving but really enjoyed chatting with everyone on the phone to catch up. Our week has been a good one, our son Tristan popped in for a quick visit, our son Robin sent us some pictures and video of our grandson who turned 5 months yesterday. It was nice to catch up with my bible study group yesterday too.

We have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our crafty hostess today is Nance. Her Theme for us this week is FALL. This is I have finally decided my favorite time of year while making this card. 

CHALLENGE #372 - FALL

Recipe:
Stamp - Lovely As A Tree, Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.
Paper: Stampin Up - Early Espresso, Whisper White, We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor
Accessories: Pearls, oval punch, daubers, pop-ups.

Come on over and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks
Lori 

Thank you for joining me today! Have an amazing day, filled with tons of smiles.

Halloween Candy Corn


Good morning! The weather has been a little unsettled the last few days. Yesterday, it was sunny earlier, then cloudy and next thing we know it was raining but the temperatures dropped and felt like it just might snow. I am truly hoping that the snow will hold off for quite a while.

We have a brand new challenge starting today over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #215 we would like to see Clean and Simple.

CHALLENGE #215 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

The images on the front of my card are digi's from Oddball Art who is our sponsor this week. I would like to thank them for letting me use Halloween Candy Corn, it was so much fun to color up and fussy cut-out.

Prize: 3 Images
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/OddballArtCo
Recipe:
Images: Oddball Art
Paper: Stampin' Up (basic black, pumpkin pie, elegant eggplant)
Accessories: Copic Markers, pop-ups, embossing folder (Stampin' Up).

We would really love to see you at over at Creative Knockouts. Our team has fabulous creations for inspiration too.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing my newest card with me.

Have a phenomenal day!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thanks to Your Kindness...


Hello, friends! Have you had a good week? My week so far has mostly week wonderful. I had a visit from a friend, saw one friend briefly and was able to skype with Lori. This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I would like to take the time to thank everyone who supports my blog and me in my life's journey.  My life is so blessed with all of my family and friends.

Thank you so much for joining me today, for my brand new DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  A big hello and welcome to our Hen House Natalie (Crafty Natalie's Blog). Natalie is our Guest Designer for the month of October.  Our hostess this week is Leanne from Banking on Crafts. For Challenge #371 she would like us to create an Easel card.

My card above is a first for me. It is called a Twisted Easel card and was really a blast to make. My only frustration was it took me 3 times to not glue the first layer all the way done, only half is glued down so you can do the twist.  It is a fun challenge and had me thinking out of the box. Love challenges like this.

Items used: The pattern paper that was used is from Just Dreamy 2 by Christy Lyle & Zoe Peam  "My Love". All of the other paper/pattern paper/embossing folders are from Stampin' Up. The dies are from Stampin Up Framelit circle collection, Gina Marie's Stitched Star dies, Poppy Stamps Small Garden Sprigs and a bird punch from Stampin Up.

Please come and join us, we would really like to see your inspiration.

Have an amazing day! Smiles and hugs are coming your way.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

Flopsy In The Rain

Hello! Yesterday, was a great day with beautiful weather, talking with friends, bible study and even a few hours out with my hubby. Today, will be another good day, although laundry is a must.

We have a wonderful challenge over at Creative Knockouts for you this week. First I would like to thank Crafty Sentiments Designs for being our sponsor this week and for letting me create with Flopsy in the Rain. The image is super adorable.
Challenge #213 - Lots of Layers

It was so much fun to breakout my new die set from Gina Marie Designs, my embossing folder from Stampin Up as well as the papers. The enamel dots are from Your Next Stamp and the image was colored using Copic Markers.

Prize 3 Digis 
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/ourshop/cat_396491-Digital-Stamps.html
Come on over and join us. I know I would love to checkout your creations. My fabby teammates have wonderful inspiration for you too.

Have an amazing day!

Wishing You Brighter Days...


Good morning! We have had an amazing and beautiful day/week so far. The temperatures are so much warmer than last week. A highlight of this week for me was seeing my fellow chick Leanne and her hubby Brian. They were able to stop and see where we live now. Our husbands got to meet for the first time too which was awesome. Onto why you are really here...

There is a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and our wonderful hostess this week is our one and only Lori! She would like us to use, black, white and other color. Such a fun and easy peasy challenge right? I chose white, black and red.

Challenge #369 - Black, White and Other Color

My card above is made using Stampin' Up products (paper, embossing folder, stamps, oval punch, dimensional and marker). The square die with the stitched pieces is a Gina Marie Designs. The flowers are unknown and the enamel dots are by Your next Stamp. It was such a blast to use this stamp set, as it has been in my craft room for a while.

Please come and join us and my fellow chicks for our brand new challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please have an amazing/wonderful day!



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Today belongs to you...


Good morning! The past few days have been really chilly and we had a hard frost here in Wainwright! Even some places in Alberta had snow this week :(. We are hoping to do a ton of work done outside this weekend. 

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks, we have a brand new challenge for you. I am your hostess this week and I would love for you to create something using Fairies!!! I still love watching Tinker Bell movies. Fairies are just so beautiful and some are so very cute.

My card above didn't turn out how I had it in my mind...it looked so much different as a CAS. Hope it looks okay. The stamp is one that I have had for many years in my stash from Inkadinkadoo for the fairy and the sentiments are also from Inkadinkadoo. Hope this card is not too disappointing. I used this image as it reminds me of some of the girls in the Tinkerbell movies.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, I would love to see your creations. My fellow DT's have amazing creations for you to see.

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kindness is Compassion

Hello! It has been one busy week but the highlight of it is we have our 4 month old grandson Emery visiting with us and his mom. Our second son had to work so look forward to seeing him this weekend together with his little family. Our oldest son is healing from breaking his pelvis and our daughter is getting used to grade 10 and balancing her sports. Many appointments have kept me busy this week too. So much to be grateful for family, friends and life.

Our beautiful hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is Nance and she has a wonderful challenge for us. It had me thinking outside of the box and how I could try and add several shapes to it. Nance challenge for #368 is Geometric. The card above was made using Gina Marie Designs die, the stitching and quality are just wonderful. Although with the pattern paper I used it is hard to see all of the stitching. The paper is all from Stampin' Up and the stamp which Summer picked out for me is from Hero Arts Clear Design.

I hope that you can stop by and join in our challenge this week. My fellow team mates from 4 Crafty Chicks (Nance, Leanne and Lori) have amazing inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by.



Enjoy Life's Journey

Good morning! It was a rainy day here in Wainwright yesterday and the cooler temperatures did feel nice but a shock after the higher temperatures. I actually had to put some socks on and the fireplace.

Today, at Creative Knockouts our sponsor is from Di's Digi Stamp. Our challenge is easy peasy, "ANYTHING GOES". The card above was inspired and everything was picked our by Summer. She is very talented and has a good eye for beautiful things. It was simply a joy to have her create with me. Our grandson Emery helped too with a little noise here and there. Thank you so much summer for helping me out. The most of the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Citron", Stampin' Up the brown pattern paper and normal card stock. The stamp is from Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps and the leaves/flower are unknown.

Prize: $12 Voucher
http://disdigistamps.com/
We would love it if you joined us this week at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #211.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this card with me.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Get Well Soon!

Good morning to you! It is hard to believe that we are already on the first Thursday of September. Almost a whole week of school for our daughter has gone by. It has been a beautiful week weather wise here in Alberta but my hearts go out to many across the world the weather and disaster has been horrendous. 

Leanne is our wonderful hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and she would like us use this INSPIRATION PICTURE FOR CHALLENGE #367.  
We are also having a Guest Designer Call for the months of October, November and December. Come join us and to apply please put GDT behind your name.

Right away this paper came to mind for my card and I tend not to have enough get well soon cards on hand. I just went with a very simple layout. Hope you like it.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hello Friend, Grateful for you...

 Picture below is the inside of the card

Hello my friends! Time sure is flying by. This is the last long weekend before our daughter/son goes to school. Our oldest one started school on Monday.

We have a fantastic challenge for you at Creative Knockouts this week. Kelly would like to see you Finish the Insides of your cards for Challenge #209. Excellent challenge for me because I just don't seem to do it enough.  I would love to thank our sponsor for this week from All Dressed Up. They let me use the image called  Follow Your Dream. It was fun to color it up. 

My husband and I went hot air ballooning once and it was fantastic. The landing was a little scary but over all it was worth the champagne at the end.

Prize: 2 Images
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts. We would totally love to see you and your inspiration.

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by.

You Are A Gift!




Good morning crafting peeps! I hope that you are having an amazing week filled with tons of laughter.  We are enjoying the last few days before school starts back up. It is crazy to believe that our daughter is going into grade 10 already. It truly has been a great summer.

This month we have 5 Thursdays so that means that our challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks is easy peasy. Challenge #366 is an Anything Goes Challenge and we also pick a Crazy Egg Winner along with our normal winners. The Crazy Egg winner has their very own special badge.  I am your hostess for this weeks challenge.

Be sure to check out my fellow DT's for their inspiration this week.
August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your creations.

Have a phenomenal day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Miss You....


Where oh where is the time going? We have a few more birthday's to celebrate this month and the start of basketball and volleyball camps. I think I have blinked and missed Summer.  My amazing husbands birthday is tomorrow, we just want to wish him a totally amazing day!

My card above has been made for our brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our beautiful and one and only Lori is our hostess this week for Challenge #365 - Wonderful Washi Tape. So many different colors and patterns. It was a blast to work with the washi sheets again, from Stamping Up! The stamp is from Your Next Stamp.
August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your Washi Tape creations.

Have a incredible day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Knitty Nora


Hell friends! Here is my DT card for Creative Knockouts. We have a fun filled challenge this week and on this card, I use Stamp, Embossing and Die Cuts. Thank you so much to Dr. Digi for letting me use this wonderful image called Knitty Nora. Dr. Digi is our sponsor this week and they are offering up a prize of 2 images.

Challenge: TIC TAC TOE-please use the items in any line-straight or diagonal on your card


STAMP(DIGI OR RUBBER)
EMBOSSING
DIE CUTS/PUNCHES
DISTRESSING
SENTIMENT
SHAPED CARD
FLOWERS
METAL EMBELLISHMENT
RIBBON/TWINE
Please come and join us for this fun filled challenge it was a total. Blast.


Happy We're Friends!


Happy, Happy, Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! Today, I am your hostess and my challenge for #364 is to break out your Sequin's.  They have sadly been ignored in my crafting drawers so thought that it was time to break them out and use them again.

Yesterday was a big, big day for someone who is amazing, loving, caring, hard working and thinks of others. My mom is my hero and my hero turned 70 yesterday! I am really hoping that it was a very special day for her and one that she will enjoy and remember forever.


August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your Sequin's creations.

Have a phenomenal day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust



Today's DT card is made for 4 Crafty Chicks new technique challenge.  Our beautiful hostess is our one and only Nance and she would like us to use the Spotlight Technique for Challenge #363

I see so many beautiful cards using this technique and it was fun to break it out again. My fellow chicks will not disappoint you. Be sure to check out their links below.

It is hard to believe that our grandson Emery is going to be 3 months old tomorrow. Time is just flying by and we just love him to the moon and back. It has been such a blessing to spend some time with him this summer. School is coming so fast and everything will get even more hectic.


August Guest Designer, Lyn!

Please come and join us for a fun brand new challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have an amazing day!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Snowdrops

Hello, my fellow crafting peeps! It is a long weekend here in Canada and well it sure is nice to have an extra day with family and friends.

Today, I have a brand new DT card for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES!!! Easy peasy right, just share your talent with us. We have two amazing sponsors for our challenge and they are listed below.  The image on my above card is from Crafts and Me and is called  Snowdrops



** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ £8 digi voucher in store

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize: 4 Images (your choice of 1 image per Artist shown below)
Please come and join us for this fun filled challenge. We look forward to seeing all of your fabby creations. Looking for more inspiration be sure to hop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends to see what my fellow DT's have in store for you. 

Have a fun filled week and thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Furry Friends


I am back with my second post for today! I am excited to share this cute fun card with you; it is for Creative Knockouts. We are on challenge #205 and Kelly would love to see some FURRY FRIENDS!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is  Kelly -  Prize: $25 + CTMH Gift pack. Thank you so much Kelly for being our sponsor this week.

My card above is made with this cute image. It makes me think of images that my mom just adores with puppies. Something that she would have created in her days of doing Ceramic's. The card is colored using Copic Markers, Doodlebug flowers, ribbon, brads and buttons, Pattern paper (BoBunny, Talyored Expressions), Stampin Up Twine.

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts this week. My fellow DT's have out done themselves again with their furry friends creations.

Thank you popping over to see my card.

Have a really blessed day!

Bareback



We have an amazing new challenge for you this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. It is mind blowing that we are in the first week of August, "what?". Our beautiful hostess is Leanne and for Challenge #362 she would like us to create something Masculine.  We also have our brand new Guest Designer for the month of August and her name is Lyn from Crafty Lyn's Blog. Welcome to our hen house.

My card above is made using Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White Stampin Up Paper. The pattern paper is by BoBunny. The stamp I used is from a retired stamp set from Stampin Up called Bareback. I thought it was the perfect image for a masculine card with these colors. It had me thinking of my brother who is a horse nut. I sponged around the image with Cajun Craze ink.

We would really love to have you join us this week with a masculine creation.
August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Thanks for joining me today!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friendship Warms The Heart!

Oh my gosh friends! How did we get to the last week of July! It is flying by way to fast and for me. Onto the good news. Today is Thursday and over at 4 Crafty Chicks, Lori has a brand new challenge for us.

Girlfriends are awesome and just make our days brighter, are shoulders to lean on and can have treasured memories with. Lori would like us to celebrate Girlfriends for Challenge #361.

Hope you like the summery feel of this card. I wanted to highlight the hearts to tried to make grey/black dresses. The texture is on the black piece of paper and then highlighted with pearls.  

Please come join us to celebrate our girlfriends!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spring Flower

Thank you for stopping by to see my newest Design Team card for Creative Knockouts. We have a wonderful sponsor this week, that I would love to say thank you too. It was a blast to color up this image. 

We are on Challenge #203 Sew It Up - Real or Faux Stitching. I decided to do real stitching on my card on the right-hand top and bottom. I do believe my sewing skills need some practice. (Hee Hee).
I colored the image with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches (thank you, Lori). The flowers were deep in my stash.

Prize: 3 Images
We are loving our summer holidays so far, one of my favorite time of year. It is so nice to have a break from the busy school year. Don't get me wrong we are still very busy but it is a different kind of busy.  

My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you to see, so please come and join us for this fun challenge.

Have an amazing day :)