Monday, July 27, 2015

Adventure Awaits

Happy Monday!

Happy 16th Birthday to our daughter 

Today I'm taking her to Edmonton so her and her friend can see the 5 Seconds of Summer concert.
I'm sure they will have a blast!!

Here is a card I created for her last week.
It was for the Ways To Use It Challenge - Reinkers on SCS.
I cased a card I saw on Pinterest here.

I used some fun Reverse Confetti stamps and dies :)

Stamps: My WorldPaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Distress Inks, BlackAccessories: Aqua painter, Reverse Confetti Dies

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Color Throwdown #352

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!!

I'm so excited to share that I was the....

This week I'm playing along with the awesome bunch of stampers over there and these are the colors...

At first I thought the colors would make a fantastic masculine card but as you can see from my cards below I think I may have gotten a little off track. That's the beauty of stamping/ just never know where your creativity will take you!!!
First up is a Verve card created with one of my all time favourite sets called Better With You.

Next up is a Stampin' Up only card created with Watercolor Wings and That Thing You Do.
I watercoloured the background using Lucky Limeade and Coastal Cabana.

I hope you'll stop by the Color Throwdown blog and play along today!
There will be a lot of wonderful inspiration there too!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hi there....Hello...


Gosh the weather has been so nice that when I do have a day off or a few short hours I prefer to be sitting outdoors enjoying the weather. Summers are short here and I need to take advantage of it while I can.
Winter will be here soon enough and I hibernate then ;)

Here are a couple of cards that I created for some challenges lately.
This one uses a Freshly Made Sketch and also colours from the Color Throwdown blog(which my card was chosen  too...yeah) So stay tuned for a card using their colours this week as I was invited to play along! Fun!
This is a Stampin' Up! only card as well.
Stamps: Flower Patch, Hi TherePaper: White, Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso CoralInk: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Crisp CantaloupeAccessories: Paper Piercer, Lucky Limeade Twine, Dimensionals

Here is another one I created using the Color Throwdown #350 and the Sweet Sunday Sketch #277.
I really like these colours together :)
Stamps: Flower Patch, Hi TherePaper: White, Black, Crisp CantaloupeInk: White, Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso CoralAccessories: Sewing, Flower Flair Framelits, Crsip Cantaloupe ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sweet Moments

Happy Weekend!

I actually have a three day weekend but very little stampy time.
The weather is beautiful and since it's summer there is so much to do!
Not to mention that the puppy rarely gives me a chance to sit long enough to make a

This morning we went to a local Farmer's Market and then a bakery.
Early afternoon while it was a little overcast Chloe and I decided to head out for a walk around the lake.
It was gorgeous! 

Here is a card that I created last week for a couple of challenges.
Color Throwdown #349
Freshly Made Sketch #251

This is a Stampin' Up! only card too :)
Stamps: Garden In Bloom, Project Life Remember ThisPaper: White, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Baja BreezeInk: Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist, Baja Breeze, Soft SkyAccessories: Twine, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thanks a Latte

Hi :)

Having a new puppy in the house means less time in my stamp room.
I forgot how much stuff I have laying around that little chompers like to munch on ;) LOL!

Now I will have to sneak in my stamp room when she's sleeping. 
Snickers was always really good with my stuff but then she wasn't a puppy when I started stamping 10 years ago.

Here's a card I created for the Paper Players Sketch from last week.
I used some older Verve stamps that I still love :)
This one I'll keep in my desk at work for one of the guys.
Stamps: Better With YouPaper: White, Gray, Tangelo Twist, Real Red, WhiteInk: Basic Gray, Memento BlackAccessories: Copics, Nesties, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Day To Remember


Happy July!
Today we are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary :)
It's been an eventful 21 years and I look forward to many more!

Here is a card I created for him using the Freshly Made Sketch #193.
Stamps: Project Life Remember ThisPaper: Grey, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Real Red, WhiteInk: Smokey Slate, Real RedAccessories: Scallop Die, Rose Die, sewing, hot glue
In other news....

We got a new puppy....Oreo!
She's only 8 weeks old and such a sweetheart! We've all fallen in love with her already :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Thank You :)


I hope you are enjoying summer so far!
We have been having some intense heat here and I LOVE it!
Mind you, I do spend a lot of time indoors where it's

Today I hope to find some stamping time.
We are picking up our new puppy this morning and it's a surprise for Chloe :)
She's going to be so excited!

Here's a card I created last month using a Freshly Made Sketch and some MFT stamps.
Stamps: Pretty PoppiesPaper: WhiteInk: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal CabanaAccessories: Pretty Poppies dies, Grateful Dies, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimesionals, Stickles

Monday, June 22, 2015

You're So Vintage

Hello :)

I haven't had much time to get inky this past week. Well if I'm being honest, I did last week but the weather has been AMAZING! That means I need to be outside enjoying it! LOL!

Tomorrow Brian and I are driving Chloe to my sister's house in BC so she can spend the week with them. She's so excited! Brian and I are looking forward to seeing the family too :) Our visit will be short though as we have to turn around the next day and drive back home for work. Bummer! haha!

Here is a card I created using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch a couple of weeks ago.
I've used a new stamp set from Stampin' Up! called That Thing You Did.
I wanted to use some darker colours for once. I've been on light summery colours and I'd forgotten how much I love Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie together! I added a pop of red with the button and itty bits of ink.
Stamps: That Thing You DidPaper: Very Vanilla, Choc chip, Tangelo Twist, SU dspInk: Tangelo Twist, Choc Chip, Real REdAccessories: Button, Twine, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sewing

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hope You're Feeling Special Today

Happy Monday!

Back to work after having the weekend off. 
Always a day of mixed emotions haha!
Excited to see what happened at work and frightened at the same time....

Here are a couple of cards I created yesterday.
I combined the Paper Players Challenge of Pool Party, Island Indigo and Real Red with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
This first one uses a new SU! set called Garden In Bloom. Beautiful 2 step floral set. I can see myself reaching for it often :)
Stamps: Garden In BloomPaper: White, Island Indigo, Real RedInk: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Real Red, BlackAccessories: Paper Piercer, Button, Pool Party Twine, Dimensionals
This one uses a MFT set called Go Overboard. It's such a fun set!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

You are So Kind


Once again I've fallen off posting as often as I'd hoped.
Maybe I need to go back to scheduling my posts for the entire

Here are a few more cards I have to share with you.
This one is a SU! only card using some new goodies!
This one is for a Paper Players Challenge a couple of weeks ago. Using PTI stamps.
Here's another one for the Paper Players Challenge and uses the Sweet Sunday Sketch from a couple of weeks ago.

Have a great day!