Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paper Smooches - Happy Barkday

I couldn't resist the cute stamps by Kim Hughes and had to order some from Paper Smooches a couple of weeks ago.
This set is called Birthday Buddies.
I stamped the adorable puppy on Vintage Cream PTI and coloured with Copics.
I added some white gel pen to the hat and gelly roll glaze pen to the eye.
Pretty simple card.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Being Cute Is What I Do :)

Happy Stamp Club Day!
I just can't resist these adorable Pure Innocence Girls!
Being Cute is What I Do is definitely one of my favourites :)
It looks to be out of stock currently but check back soon.
Want a chance to win a gift certificate to the MFT Store? Play along with the sketch and upload to the SCS gallery using keyword MFTWSC13. You'll find the sketch in the MFT Forum on SCS.
I'm on vacation after today and so looking forward to the next week and a half off!
My good friend and kids are coming for a visit for a couple of days.
Chloe is so flippin' excited!
Thanks for stopping by!

Kind Words - Mojo184

I love Monday!
Not for work reasons but because there is new Mojo sketch posted each week!
My card below was made using the Mojo184 sketch.
I really wanted to do a round card but chickened out....lol
Here I used the Verve stamp set called Kind Words.
I stamped the flower from the set in Kiwi Kiss although it doesn't look like Kiwi Kiss in the picture :(
Stamps: Kind Words; Cardstock: Choc Chip, Vintage Cream, Jillibean Soup DP; Inks: Choc Chip, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Martha Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Your Friendship is a Blessing

I've been busy stamping all weekend getting ahead for all my DT commitments.
Next week at this time I'll be in Vegas!
I wanted to have cards made for while I'm away.
I'll still need to write up my posts but I have a little time.
My vacation starts on Thursday :)
This card below was made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #110.
On Saturday I picked up some Jillibean Soup DP at a LSS.
The stamp set is from Taylored Expressions and is called Branching Out.
Stamps: Branching Out; Cardstock: White, Kiwi Kiss, Jillibean Soup DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Sewing Machine, Oval Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Have a Sweet Birthday!

Did you see?
Taylored Expressions has resumed their sketches!
I missed them and was so excited to see that they are back!
Taylor has picked up with TESC135.
For my card I used For The Love of Cupcakes.
I did a little sewing, added some clear glaze pen and stardust stickles.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your Sunday!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Little One

Hello Weekend and Hello Spring Weather!
It's coming....the weatherman promised! LOL!

This week we are working on Sweet Stop Sketch #101.
It's a nice clean sketch with great layers....my fave!
Here I've used the sweet Taylored Expression stamp set called Beary Special.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friendship Mojo183

Good Friday Morning!
Today I'm heading out of town for work but I'll be back before dinner. Hoping there is no freezing rain and the highways are dry.
Looking forward to stamping with all my new goodies that I received this past week!
Have you guys been checking out all the new Verve sneak peeks? They are amazing and I can't wait to order them ALL!
My card uses a not-new....lol....Verve set called Text Objects.
The layout comes from the Mojo 183 sketch.
Stamps: Text Objects; Cardstock: White, Lemon, MME True Blue DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Ribbon, MFT Open Scallop Die, MFT Sunshine Die, MFT Flat Bottom Clouds, White Felt, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Miss You Lots

We are getting closer to the weekend!
Thank goodness!
Our weather has been crazy this week with snow each night but then melts each day....makes for a messy drive...ugh yuck.
I made this card last Sunday using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #109.
I pulled out one of my old CC Designs stamps from All That Scraps.
This one is Swiss Pixie Heidi. Isn't she adorable?! She's also available in digi.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club

Happy Stamp Club Day!
This week there is a fabulous sketch posted in the MFT forum on SCS. I liked it so much I made TWO samples!
My first one uses the adorable PI Out on a Limb.
I've also used a couple of MFT Die-namics too.
My second card uses the PI Because You're Special and the sentiment comes from the PI Best Medicine(appears to be out of stock currently).
Also the super fun Butterfly Die-namics.
I hope you'll play along with the sketch and upload to SCS! Remember you will have a chance to win a gift certificate to the MFT store! Fun, right?
Thanks for stopping by!

Mom - Mojo 183

Happy Tuesday!
How is your week going so far? Mine is off to a slow start....only four more work days until the weekend....lol
Last night after dinner I headed downstairs with Snickers to go stamping.
She gets so excited to go down there with me. That's where her "chewy" is. Well about 5 of them. She carries a rawhide down with her all the time but never brings them back up....haha!
Anyway, while I was down there, I created this card using Because of You from Verve.
The layout comes from the Mojo183 sketch. Great sketch, eh?
Stamps: Because of You; Cardstock: Choc chip, Kraft, MME Stella & Rose dp; Inks: Choc chip; Accessories: Sewing, Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Pearls, MFT edge die, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Thank You

Well we didn't get all the snow they SAID we were going to get....thank goodness!
Everything we did get melted on Sunday afternoon while the sun was out.
It really did feel like SPRING!
I still had a few butterflies on my table from my last card so you can imagine how excited I was when I found this card here for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. The card was perfect to case using my stash!
Another simple and quick CAS card.
Stamps: MFT Apple for You; Cardstock: Red, Saffron, Aqua, October Afternoon dp; Inks: Black; Accessories: MFT Butterfly Die-namics, SU punches, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals, Corner Chomper

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spread Your Wings And Fly

Happy Sunday and happy race day!
We are still under a heavy snowfall warning for today...I'm sure it's coming....

My card today was inspired by two people.
Last November I saw this card here by Mary Fish and had book marked it wanting to case the great layout. It wasn't until I saw Carole's project that I knew what I wanted to do.

I used the MFT Butterfly Die-namics and some October Afternoon DP. I coloured some white candy dots with my copics and added some Poppy Red Satin Ribbon to finish it off.
Thank you ladies for your inspiration!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

You Make Life Sweet

Hello!
Wow we have had a FANTASTIC week of warm weather and the snow was melting like crazy! I could see most of my grass out back but now we are under a heavy snowfall warning....lol Boo Hoo!
I'm sure I'll find something fun *wink* to do while being stuck indoors :)

Today I am sharing a card I made using this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #100!
A little bird told me there might be something sweet up for grabs if you play along with the sketch.
The sketch this week has a twist....something sweet!
I chose to use the cute PI - Make Mine a Double.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! Hopefully you are having some nice weather!

Take Joy In The Little Things - Viva La Verve

Happy Weekend!
This week Jackie is hosting the Viva La Verve March Sketch #4 and I couldn't wait to make something with it!
I recently purchased the Corner Chomper at a LSS but hadn't even opened it until I saw Jackie's sketch had some rounded corners....yahoo!
This card combines some new goodies and some old favorites.
New would be the designer paper My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose - Gertie Collection.
Old would be one of my first Verve sets and and favorite to this day.... Petals & Stems.
Guess what? It's on sale too!
Stamps: Petals & Stems; Cardstock: Choc chip, So saffron, Vanilla, MME dp; Inks: Choc chip, Old olive, Riding Hood Red, So saffron; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Red Riding Hood Ribbon, Dimensionals
What are you waiting for....hop on over to the Viva La Verve thread and play along!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great Friend SC324

Hello!
I was excited to get my order with the new copic colours tonight and couldn't wait to create.
Funny thing is....I didn't even use them....lol
Took a peek at what the sketch was on SCS and it was a fairly simple card that took only a few minutes to make.
Went monochromatic using shades of blue from the MME Stella & Rose - Hattie Collection.
Stamp set is from Verve and is called Great Friend. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this set! You can colour or paper piece....fun!
Stamps: Great Friend; Cardstock: Vanilla, Blue Bayou, MME DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Let's Mix It Up!

Happy MFT Sketch Day!
This week's sketch stumped me at first...lol
I pulled out the MFT What's Cooking?
I did a little stitching, layered some crocheted ribbon and added some pearls.
Stop by the MFT Forum on SCS to see the sketch and then play along!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Reserved for Foxy

In a few short weeks we are having a retirement party for a co-worker and I was asked to make some place settings for each table. Just one for the guest of honour so he has his seat at each table to socialize with everyone.
He's a big big golfer and will spend his days on the course now....lucky guy!
Anyway, this is what I created using a Taylored Expressions set called Boys Will Be Boys.
Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys, JustRite Fonts; Cardstock: Green, White, Real Red, SU dsp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, PTI banner die, MFT grass die-namics, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today~ Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

If Friends Were Flowers I'd Pick You

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Calgary!
Too bad I spent most of it indoors doing work :(
I did take a break long enough to make a card for the Featured Stamper on SCS.
Bridget had a wonderful card here that I chose to case.
I stamped the floral image from Dream Big and popped the flower up on dimensionals.
I'm loving all the white space on this card....something I don't normally do.
Stamps: Dream Big; Cardstock: White, Ocean Tides, MME Stella & Rose Gertie DP; Inks: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Ocean Tides Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Button, Twine
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Season of Friendship C4C78

If you are looking for my Sweet Stop Card please scroll down....

I was up super duper early today. Yesterday I came home with a migraine and was down and out most of the day sleeping off and on. I knew that would mean I wouldn't sleep much at night...lol
So this morning Snickers had me up before the sun was up.
While the house sleeps...I stamp! Perfect right?
The girls on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog are asking us to make something with a tree.
Of course I have a couple of favourite tree stamps from SU! but Silke has used the other and I didn't want to copy....hehe!
I pulled out Season of Friendship for my card.
I know what you're thinking....this is a fall card. BUT I really wanted to use the MME designer paper...lol
See my boo boo? Last leaves I stamped I didn't press hard enough and the one ruby red didn't stamp well :(
This layout comes from the latest Viva La Verve March Sketch #3.
I'm off to do a little work this morning and then some shopping at the Coach store with Karen! Fun times!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

I Miss You - SSS99

Today there is a new Sweet Stop Sketch and we are on #99~ Wow time is flying!
This week I wanted to use some new Echo Park paper I picked up at Scrapbookers Paradise when I was in Red Deer the week before. Aren't these soft pastels pretty?
This was the first time I had inked the PI Peek-A-Boo image. The sentiment comes from another MFT set.
Stop by the Sweet Stop and check out the sketch and samples by all the fabulous girls!
They are amazing!
Stamps: PI Peek-A-Boo, Making a List, Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart, Plum, Echo Park DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT die-namics Flower Trio, Scallop Die, PTI ric rac, Oval Punch, Yellow Sparkly Dots, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! Have a FABULOUS weekend!

One Person VLV March Sketch #3

I'm so excited to be sharing a card with you that I made using the newest Viva La Verve sketch for this month.
Maureen is your hostess this week and you can find her sketch and all the details right HERE in the Viva La Verve forum on SCS.
My card started with the My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose designer papers. There are so many wonderful Verve stamps in my stash but I finally decided on One Person.
I stamped the images and layered them for a little dimension. Some stardust stickles were added to the flower center. I couldn't have them plain with all this bling on the card!
Stamps: One Person; Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Aqua Mist, Vanilla, MME Stella and Rose DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, American Crafts Ribbon, MFT Scallop Die, Circle Nesties, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Rhinestone Flourish, Dimensionals
I hope you'll play along! The Verve Divas have such fabulous sketches each week!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

You're On My Mind SC323

Last night I wasn't really in the mood to stamp as I had a long day visiting one of my out of town stores but it has been a few days and well....stamping is relaxing! LOL!
Checked what the SCS sketch was and it was a pretty simple one. I knew I could crank out a card in about 20 minutes so I got down to business.
This was the final result.
Stamps: Blooming Button Bits(PTI), Cardstock: Red, Kraft(PTI), MME Stella and Rose Gertie DP; Inks: Old Olive, Black; Accessories: Flower Dies(PTI), Red Rhinestones, Lemon Tart Button(PTI), Twine(PTI), Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Best Teacher Ever MFTWSC10

Well I've finally moved on from all the soft pretty pastel colours that I've been using lately....but don't worry....they'll be back! LOL!
A couple of weeks ago I picked up the new MME Stella and Rose papers. This one is called Mabel. It's so rich and warm, don't you think?
I really wanted to use it for my MFT sketch #10.
I've paired it with the Teacher's Pet.
You will find all the details in the MFT on SCS.
Remember that if you play along and upload to SCS using Keyword MFTWSC10, you have the chance to win a MFT gift certificate! Fun, eh?
Thanks for stopping by today!

A Great Friend Mojo181

It's going to be a GREAT week!
My best friend and I just booked our trip to Vegas! Less than four weeks away and we will say good-bye to winter for five days! Can't wait!
Actually our weather is turning around. We are going to be above the freezing mark which means messy roads...blech!
Last night after dinner I had some free time to stamp and realized there was a new Mojo sketch posted.
I really wanted to use this new American Crafts ribbon that I have had for a little while now. Digging around in my SU! drawer I found this retired Sarah DSP.
Stamp set is from Verve and is called Great Friend.
Karen will get this one to add to her collection at work ;)
Stamps: Great Friend; Cardstock: White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Sarah DSP; Inks: Celery, Black; Accessories: Rhinestones, Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, MFT Scallop Die-namics, Ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'm Bringing Sexy Back

Today like every Sunday I stamp all my projects for the week ahead. I do like to TRY and stamp daily but some days I get home and just want to veg on the couch....lol
After finishing a couple of cards I decided to look at Jen's SFYTT that she posted for March.
It was a good one for using up scraps of designer paper.
Here I used the MFT set called Let's Get Physical.
Do you like these funky pants? I do! I'd wear them too :)
Stamps: Let's Get Physical; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, So Saffron, MME True Blue DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, March 4, 2011

For You - Sweet Stop Sketch #98

Happy Weekend!
Today I am sharing a card I made using the Sweet Stop Sketch #98.
Stop by to see what everyone has created with the sketch :)
This is an older Verve stamp called Chocolate Bunnies. It's the first time I've inked it! Can you believe it? What have I been waiting for....he's so flippin' cute!!
I used some of my favourite My Mind's Eye True Blue DP. What am I going to do when my three paper pads are gone??! Yikes!
Stamps: Chocolate Bunnies; Cardstock: White, Aqua Mist, MME True Blue DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Scallops Die, Buttons, Baker's Twine, Mini Rhinestones, American Crafts Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Go Fly a Kite

I wish I could be flying a kite but it's been to flippin' cold here to do ANYTHING outside....lol
Our average temps are above freezing at this time of year and just a couple of days ago it was -35....yuck!
Come on Spring!!
This card was made for the MFT Guest Designer contest for March. You were to use dimension on your cards with dies.
Here I used the MFT kite, flat bottom clouds, grass and butterflies.
The PI is from Out on a Limb and the sentiment is from the Great Outdoors stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Warm Fuzzies MFTWSC9

Hello!
It's time for another MFT Wednesday Sketch!
Here is this week's sketch which you will find in the SCS MFT Forum.
I've used a new PI called Warm Fuzzies. Cute, eh?!
I paper pieced the outfit with some adorable My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink DP.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great day!

March Diva Inspirations Blog Hop


Welcome to the March Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! The Diva Inspirations team is here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below for some Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own! We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop spot will win a $30 gift certificate to the Verve Store! The deadline for comment entries is Saturday, March 5.


There is so much excitement going on at the Verve Blog so PLEASE be sure to read up on everything there!

If you are FAN of VERVE you won't want to miss out ;)

Here is my card. I used a fun set called Dude along with the Classy Label Die.

This layout comes from the Viva La Verve March Sketch #1.

Stamps: Dude; Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Vanilla, MME DP; Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, Temp Turq, Real Red; Accessories: Classy Label Die, Oval Nestie, Star Punches, Twill, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

And since it's a new month, that means we've got a new Stamp of the Month to reveal. This month we're featuring Blessings, an elegant set of flourishes and Irish proverbs perfect for St. Patrick's Day, but also versatile enough to be used throughout the year! Blessings is 30% off during the month of March, while supplies last.

Thank you for visiting and leaving comments today! I enjoy reading them all!