Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beautiful Blocks - Faith

Happy Thursday! I am back to share my DT creation with you for Creative Knockouts. Challenge #195 this week is Embossing. Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I would like to thank them for letting me use Beautiful Blocks - Faith

Prize: 4 images
Copic Markers were used to color my image. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug and the papers are from Stampin Up.

It is another busy week here but honestly, it is making time go by fast, just not as much time in my craft room. It is really hard to believe that there is only 1 month left of school for our daughter. It seems like this school year has been put on warp speed. 

Please come and join us for our fun challenge.

Happy Father's Day

Good morning! I have to say yesterday was a wet, windy, crazy day of driving for appointments.  The best part of it was getting to see our grandson, kids, and mom/dad. It was a quick visit but any amount of snuggle time is great. Today is full of appointments too and this weekend will be busy with company.

We are on the last Thursday of May at 4 Crafty Chicks and our wonderful hostess is Lori. Lori would like us to make a FATHER'S DAY creation for Challenge #352.

The card above has been made with Stampin Up papers and embossing folder. The image is colored with Copic Markers and highlight an Unbranded die. The white scalloped edges is a Gina Marie die, the rectangle is MFT and the Happy Father's Day is an Unbranded Die.

 My fellow Chicks Leanne, Nance, and Lori have amazing inspiration to share with you.  Please come on over and join us.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Hello, Hello, Hello! Today is 4 Crafty Chicks day but before I get to the details of our brand new challenge there is some spectacular news to share with you! Rob and I have become grandparents last Thursday to our very first grand baby. Our son Robin and his girlfriend Summer had a precious little baby boy! We are over the moon and well I am busting at the seems with being able to love and adore Emery.

4 Crafty Chicks are on challenge #351 and it is me who is the hostess. Today is my 21st wedding Anniversary and it has me thinking about weddings. Wedding season is around the corner and with love in the air, I thought it would be fun do something with Weddings.

Challenge #351 - WEDDING

My card above is made using unbranded dies and Stampin Up paper. I did use Wink of Stella on the Swans, wish I get it so you can see it better.

My fellow chicks have outdone themselves in the Hen House again. Be sure to hop on over to see their beautiful creations and then show us what you got.

Thank you for stopping by and sharing in my newest creation.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Primrose, The Darling Buds

It is so amazing that we are already on the second week of May. We are excitedly waiting for our first grandbaby to arrive. Giddy with joy I am, it is like waiting for a gift. Since this weekend is Mother's Day, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day. To other's who are Aunties who are just as special, Happy Aunties Day!

Creative Knockouts has a brand new challenge today. We would like you to use your FAVORITE EMBELLISHMENT for Challenge #193. Our sponsor for this week is Polkadoodles and I would like to say a huge thank you for letting me us Primrose, The Darling Buds image to color.
I had so much fun coloring the above image with my Copic Markers. My go to embellishments are pearls, pearls and pearls. I love them. I used Cajun Craze, More, Mustard and Indie Chic "Citron".

Prize: $6.75 voucher or 3 digis
Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts, we would love to see what your favorite embellishments are.

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my newest card.

Have an amazing day and may you make someone smile today.

Celebrate Women

Happy, Happy, Happy Thursday friends! We have had some beautiful weather this past week. Seeing the sun sure makes me smile! May is flying by so fast, not sure where it is going but it always leads to a silver lining even on the toughest days.

I am here sharing my card for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our one and only Nance is our hostess this week for Challenge #350. Nance wants us to Celebrate Women this week. What a fun challenge. It is a blast working with such wonderfully talented ladies each week. My hat is off to the chicks in the Hen house. I celebrate you this week too :)

My card was made in  honor of my mom. Mother's Day is just around the corner and I would love to wish my mom a very Happy Mother's Day! I used Indie chic pattern paper, Stamp is Messages for Mom (SU), the butterfly die and punch are also from (SU).

Please come and join us for this weeks fun filled challenge.

Have a beautiful and amazing day!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Craft On!

Hello, friends! I must apologize for my late post for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. It was a crazy busy week and with two days of musicals with our daughter and then a weekend end of Provincial Handball, I forgot to schedule my post and left it in draft form (thought I was all organized) Both musical days were very successful and the girls finished 7th place in the Province. A successful week/weekend it has been. Any time now we will also have our first grandchild. Must say it is sooooo very exciting. Okay, let's get to the fun stuff.

I would like to say thanks to Denise for being a wonderful blog owner and challenge hostess each week. I look forward to seeing her creations but she has passed the baton of the blog ownership to Lynn aka Lynnpenguin for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we have an amazing new challenge with awesome sponsors. Thank you so much to  Peppercus Design - Guinea Pig with Stamp Set
for letting me color up this adorable image. We are on Challenge #57 - Anything Goes.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ 3 Packs from store 

** Sponsor 2 **
Peppercus Design
Prize ~ 3 Digis
Peppercus Etsy Shop

The Guinea Pig image was colored using Copic's and using Taylored Expressions pattern paper. Flowers were added to highlight the oval dies (MFT), the lattice die (Unbranded), the letter die (unbranded) was used to craft on as well, I thought it needed a little bit of something extra.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - May Challenge - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Challenge #186 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Challenge #46 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Challenge #179 - Flowers + Sentiment

Thank you so much for sharing in my newest creation. Please come and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Looking for inspiration my fellow DT's won't let you down. If you played last week the winners are posted too.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ducky & GDT Spots

Hello! What a gorgeous day we are having. Last night we got to see our daughter perform in her first ever musical. She did an amazing job as well as the cast. Great tunes had us all dancing in our seat.

Leanne is our hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. We are on our first Challenge for May and she wants us to make Bows for Challenge #348. We are also having a Guest Designer call for June, July and August. Please add GDT behind your name if you would like to join us.

My card above was made using paper from Taylored Expressions. The punches, ribbon, and circle dies are from Stampin' Up. The little ducky is from an Unbranded died.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Stinkin Inkers Challenge Blog - Theme - Spring (represents baby ducks and baby birds)
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #157- Anything Goes

We would really love to see your creativity with your bows. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have an amazing week.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Butterfly Cape

Happy Thursday! You know this day kind of gets a bad rap but honestly, it is one of my favorite days. One reason it means the next day is Friday. Second reason is because I get to share some crafty goodness with you.

Today, I get to show you my second DT card and it is for Creative Knockouts! Our sponsor is Broken Fairy Designs and I am using Butterfly Cape. Thank you for letting me use this image.

Challenge #191 - Friendship

Prize: 3 Images
It was fun to color up my image using Copic markers, unbranded dies, and scissors.

Come on over and share your crafty goodness with us at Creative Knockouts. We would love to see you. 

I appreciate all comments and thank you so much for sharing my newest work with me.
Have a blessed day!

Dare to Dream Gift Card Holder

Hello, Hello! Welcome to my blog. It is time for a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Lori is our fantastic hostess this week and she would love to see Gift Card Holders for Challenge #348. Isn't this an awesome challenge. There are so many gift card holders designs. My fellow chicks and my mom totally rock them. I would love to try to make more. Hope mine up above inspires you a little bit.

My gift card holder is made from the TOP NOTE (SU), embossing folder (SU), circle punch (SU) and Unbranded and MFT dies. Misti was also used with Impression Obsession stamps.

The chicks in our hen house have some amazing creations for you this week. Grab a favorite drink and share your craftiness with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Hello, Hello! Today is my turn to be hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks. One of the things I get so excited about is to see butterflies flutter by. Each of them is so unique and beautiful. Just one of nature's, treasures.

Challenge #347

My card above was made with Pattern paper from Stampin Up (retired) and whisper white card stock. The die for the butterflies is an unbranded die. The pearls are unknown and there is white, purple color and gold. Unfortunately, I don't think you can see the wink of stella I used on the butterflies.

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. We would love to see your wonderful creations. 

Thanks for joining me today

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Leroy Lion

Hello! I am back for a second post today with my design team card for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our hostess this week is our one and only Nance, from Soul Stampin'. She has a fun kind of challenge for us. Just look below.
Challenge #346
Babies of All Kinds

I love all kinds of babies. Well as I say that maybe I don't like baby snakes. The image that I used on the above card is Leroy Lion by Jennifer Nilsson Art at Miss Daisy Stamps. This little lion captured my heart. It was a blast to color up.

My card is being entered into the following challenges:

Please join us for this weeks challenge. We love to see everyone's inspirations.

Thanks for joining me today and for all of your comments.

Baseball Scottie

Welcome to my blog! I have a brand new design team card for you for Creative Knockouts. Our sponsor this week is from Digital Delights. I would like to thank them for letting us use Baseball Scottie and for being our sponsor this week.

Challenge #189 - Buttons
Prize: $5 voucher
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter this week. This week we are celebrating some special birthdays. Our daughters who will turn the big 15 and my father in laws who will turn 70. 

Hop on over and share your creations with us at Creative Knockouts, we really love seeing your cards.

Entering my card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for joining me this week.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


Good morning to you! Yesterday we had a beautiful sunny day with blustering wind. At one point thought my house might end up at my fellow chicks Leanne's place.  

Leanne is our beautiful hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. I really adore the challenge she has set for us. It is one that I find tough but hopefully, my card will inspire you.  For Challenge #345 Leanne would like us to break out the flowers.  We have a brand new Guest Designer for the month of April. Welcome to the Hen House, Christine.

Challenge #345 - Flowers.

The card above is made using Stampin Up paper (Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla and Pool Party). The Die used is an unknown brand name to me.  The flowers on the top have dazzling diamonds on them. Wish my pictures showed it better.  I took scissors to the Cherry Cobbler flowers and cut them into pieces to border them around the popped up flower. The word Love is a die from Sizzix Thinlits.

I really am hoping my pictures show up clear. They look really awesome on my phone but then when I get them to my email, well I am not sure what happens.

These are the following challenges I would like to enter.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, our DT & GDT have some awesome inspiration for you.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Lollipop Girl with Dog

Happy April crafting peeps! Welcome to my blog. Today, I have a brand new creation for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends for Challenge #55 which is Anything Goes. Thank you to our sponsors for this challenge as the images were super cute.  The image I am using is Lollipop Girl with Dog from Lemon Shortbread.

My card above was created using papers from Stampin Up and Talyored Expressions. The image was colored using Copics, the dies are an unknown name and gems (blue, pink, clear).

** Sponsor 1 **

Prize ~ 3 Images

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ 1 Image
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:

We are on Facebook so come and like our page. It would be simply amazing if you hopped on over to our blog Lil Patch of Crafty Friends to see my fellow DT's amazing creations and also to join us and share yours with us.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Easter Bunny

Hello! It is hard to believe are just about to the end of March. Yesterday, our middle son turned 18, wow, those years just went poof. A walk down memory lane for me yesterday.

Today, I bring you a card that I made for Challenge #187 at Creative Knockouts. Kelly has an easy challenge.  Are you ready??? ANYTHING GOES!!! Break out your crafting mojo and share with us what inspired you next week.

My card above was colored with Copic Markers. The image is from Fabrika Fantasy and it is called  Easter Bunny. I would like to thank them for being our sponsor this week and for letting me use this image. Easter Bunnies are super cute and well it was so much fun to color this little guy up. 

Prize: 3 Digi's
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #236 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge - Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #114 - Anything Goes/optional twist: Spring Colors
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #310 - Anything Goes (dies are the Cheers and the flower scalloped edging)

Image: Easter Bunny (Fabrika Fantasy)
Paper: taylored expression, Stampin Up
Accessories: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Penny Black Creative Dies, pearls, glue.

We would love to see your work over at Creative Knockouts.

Thank you so much for coming by! Have an amazing day :)

Here's a Little Sunshine

We have a Crazy Egg Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks because this month has 5 Thursdays. When there are 5 Thursdays we have an easy peasy challenge "ANYTHING GOES" for #344.  Our wonderful hostess this week is our one and only Leanne from Banking On Crafts. Thank you Danielle for being our GDT this month. You have shared your amazing inspiration with us all month long.

The card above I made for my dad to give to my grandma. For it seems like forever my grandma has called my dad an old goat and my dad calls her an old crow.  Dad wanted to do something to make my grandma smile after her stroke.  It took me a while to find the right images that dad wanted but when I did the card just happened. It was a craft day with my mom and this card met with my dad's approval. The best part was that my grandma laughed when she saw it. Nothing better than making my parents and grandma happy.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creates and Makes Challenge - Challenge #10 - Anything Goes/ optional Springtime
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge #310 - Anything Goes (dies are the circle (stampin Up), clouds are my (favorite things)
Crafty Creations - Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #114 - Anything Goes/optional twist - Springtime colors

Please join us over at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Anything Goes Challenge this week.

Have a great weekday! Till next time....

Monday, March 27, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Welcome to my blog! Today, I am super excited to share my card with you for Season's Greeting Christmas Challenge #4.  It is always ANYTHING GOES with a twist. You can use the inspiration picture below if you would like.
I used colors from the inspiration picture above. It took me several days to finish it because my mind was blocked. My mom was here and gave me suggestions and had fun breaking out two new dies from Gina Marie Designs. All of the paper is from Stampin Up and I must say the new glitter paper is fabby. The word dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The snowman tag was colored up for me to use and seemed to work perfectly for this card. Hope you like it!

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Rooming - Challenge #294 - Any Holiday (Christmas)
The Corrosive Challenge - Challenge #3 - March Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #326 - Anything Goes as long as Christmas/optional twist: inspired by a Christmas song or carol.
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes

Be sure to come and join us at Season's Greetings Challenge and show us your Christmas creations.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rose Garden Thinlits

Happy Spring! It is so nice to hear those words but I am truly looking forward to the warmer temperatures and no snow. It was an exhausting, emotional week but the silver lining was seeing my mom/dad, our boys & Summer, plus special friend's one that just had surgery. Praying for this next week to be better.

We have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and Lori is our hostess. Lori challenged us to break out our DIES/PUNCHES for Challenge #343. Super easy right? Well, believe it or not, I struggled with which dies and punches to break out. It was too funny because so many were calling my name.  So I headed off to Pinterest to get some ideas. 

I really wish I could say this layout was my idea but it wasn't. I "Cased" this card from A few changes for my card. I don't have as many layers on the inside of the card and my inside rose is not on white. My paper/pattern paper is Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper Whtie from Stampin Up. The die used is called Rose Garden Thinlits by Stampin Up. I believe this style could be used for any occasion.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards - Challenge #86 - Die Cuts
The Paper Players - PP 336 - Clean and Simple by Joanne

Our Guest Designer and my fellow Chicks in the Hen House have tons of great inspiration for you. Please check them out and come join us with your creative makes.

Thanks for stopping by.