Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy September!

Well hello and happy September!

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. Thank you to many of you for the emails asking if all was okay and letting me know you missed seeing my cards.
Those emails totally make my day!!

I'll share several cards that I've created over the past month. 
Not a lot of free time to stamp but I've managed to sneak into my craft room a few times :)

First up is a card I created for a Paper Players Challenge - Kids birthday and I combined it with a SCS challenge - stencilling.
Stamps: Birthday GreetingsPaper: Mixed Media Paper, BlackInk: Distress inks, Black

Next is a card I created for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Black, MME dpInk: Memento black, Pool PartyAccessories: Copics, Dimensionals

Now a card that I created for another SCS challenge called Spritz or Spray.
I created my background by squiggling distress markers on a clear block then misting with water before pressing it onto my watercolour paper. I also sprayed water directly on the paper and used a piece of paper towel to pull of some colour.

Stamps: NonePaper: White, Watercolour paper, Temp TurqInk: distress inks in Peeled Paint and Broken ChinaAccessories: Stamping Block, Mr. mister, MFT butterfly die, Stencil, Modelling paste, sewing, dimesionals

This last card I'm sharing today was for another SCS challenge - One or Two Words and I combined it with one of Jen's Deconstructed Sketches.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Red, Yellow, GreenInk: BlackAccessories: Spots and dots embossing folder, roses die, circle nesties, sewing, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Celebrate Your Special Day - Dare To Get Dirty

Hi :)

I love every summer when Splitcoast Stampers hosts the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges.
This year I was too busy to participate along as a member of the Dirty Dozen Alumni :(
I still can't believe I was ever chosen to be a part of that team back in 2008!
Wow so long ago!

Anyway, I was able to make the card below for SIX different Dare To Get Dirty challenges.
I'm having so much fun with my distress inks lately!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Always Believe In Yourself

Half way through summer :(

Why does this season feel like it zips by so quickly? LOL!
Wish I could slow it down a little!

Last week I had a few minutes to play along with a MFT sketch and I used a colour palette that I'd come across on Pinterest a little while ago.
Such a fresh colour combo!

Stamps: Chalkboard Greetings TooPaper: Natural white, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Green, BrownInk: BlackAccessories: MFT dies, enamel dots, sewing, dimensionals

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Attitude - MFTWSC186

Hi :)

Today I'm working the late shift and hope to sneak a little itty bitty stamp time in first.
When that happens it makes me happy!

Here is a card I created using the MFT sketch #186

Sunday, July 27, 2014



Gosh it feels like forever since I've posted. Things have been super busy around here but that's summer right? 
We are having such fabulous weather this year. It's hard to stay inside.

Once fall comes winter is right behind and that's when I spend most of my time indoors stamping ;)

Today is Chloe's 15th birthday and we are thinking of heading out to the parks to enjoy the sunshine while hanging out together!

Here is a card I created a few months ago that I found had not been posted here. It was from the Deconstructed Sketch #150 in early May.

Here is a card I created for the MFT sketch #185 a couple of weeks ago.
Stamps: Just The Way You ArePaper: White, Echo Park DPInk: BlackAccessories: Copics, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy Looks Good On You...SMILE

Hello :)

Happy weekend! 
Not so much for me. We have inventory at work on Monday and still so much to do :(
Hope you are able to enjoy the weekend though!

This was a card I created a couple of weekends ago for the Featured Stamper Challenge #387 on SCS.
Stamps: SmilePaper: Aqua Mist, Black, White, MME dpInk: BlackAccessories: Sequins, Circle Nesties, Felt, MFT flower dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Rainbow Is A Promise

Happy Tuesday!!

I haven't stamped in ages or at least it feels that way. Work really has been getting in the way lately. Bummer.
Maybe tonight or tomorrow I'll sneak into my craft room.

I created the card below using the Freshly Made Sketch.
I used a variety of cardstock scraps and dies to create this fun card!
Stamps: The Great OutdoorsPaper: White, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, greenInk: BlackAccessories: MFT rainbow die, MFT cloud coverup die, paper piercer, dimensionals

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Have a Lovely Birthday

Hello :)

I hope this summer finds you enjoying beautiful weather!
We've been very lucky here with blue skies and sunshine lately. 
The rain a few weeks ago has brought a millions of mosquitoes though :(
Oh well! LOL!

Last week I created this birthday card below using the MFT sketch and also the Paper Players tic tac toe challenge.
On Saturday I found out my card was chosen as the Queen of Clean by Sandy at the Paper Players!
Stamps: Birthday GreetingsPaper: White, SnoCone, Certainly CeleryInk: BlackAccessories: MFT dies, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Friday, July 4, 2014

Family Photos

Happy Friday!

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends!
Hope you have a wonderful day spending it with your family.

Speaking of family....

I wanted to share a couple of photos from our family photo shoot outdoors a couple of days a go.
One of my friends took all of our photos and is in the process of editing but he's shared a few with us so far.
After having pictures taken outdoors we will NEVER do those boring indoor ones ever again....haha!
We went to 4 different locations to get all of our fun!

I love all of them but the last one is my favourite so far. Lethbridge is a very windy city and for about one minute it died down and we weren't swatting our hair out of our faces ;)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

You Are My Favorite Reason to SMILE

Hello :)

Today we celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
It hasn't always been easy but it's always been worth it!

Later today we are heading outdoors for a family photo shoot! Can't wait!

Happy Anniversary Brian!
Love you!

Last night I had a little bit of trouble sleeping because I'd slept during the day trying to fight off a migraine.
What better way to pass the time then stamping!

I had created this watercolour background using some distress inks, watercolour paper and my Mr. Mister on the craft mat.
So I decided to ink up this little cutie from MFT in the same colours.
Pretty quick and simple card!