Saturday, July 30, 2011

Noel

Well it's that time of year!

Dare to Get Dirty is ON!
I [heart] this time :)

This morning I combined two DTGD challenges and the Our Creative Corner challenge of using Aqua and Red.
I stamped Flopsey on kraft and coloured with copics.
Layered the SU! snowflake on the Heidi Swapp Ghost Snowflake and added a button and some aqua twine.
Pretty simple card!~

Have a great day!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Courage Mojo 201

It's Friday!
Chloe and I will be coming home from Edmonton this evening!!
Tomorrow we're going to celebrate her birthday(it was Wednesday) as a family.

This is my second card I created with the Mojo201 sketch from Monday.
For my card I chose this sentiment from the Blue Skies stamp set available from Verve.
I stamped the sentiment and butterfly in Memento Rich Cocoa onto the designer paper and added a bit of colour to the butterfly with my BOO copic. Oh and I added a little bit of spica pen too ;)
Stamps: Blue Skies; Cardstock: Kraft, Hot Fudge, MME DP; Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Ribbon, MFT tag die, Buttons, Spica Pen, Copics, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday Bash Mojo201

Happy Thursday!
Monday evening after dinner I sat down to create a couple of mojo cards.
You will see the other one tomorrow ;)

This one uses the fun Birthday Bash stamp set from Verve.
I stamped the balloons in Memento Black and coloured with Copics. A thick layer of Glossy Accents was added for dimension.
Stamps: Birthday Bash; Cardstock: Sno Cone, White, MME DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Scallop Die, MFT Tag Die, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Chloe, I Simply Adore You

****This is my second post for today....scroll down for my MFT sketch card....thanks!****
Today it's my baby's birthday!
Happy 12th Birthday Chloe!!!

We are on our way to Edmonton today and will be back on Friday evening.
I'm going to sneak this card into her back pack ;)
She is going to spend the next few days with some friends, having fun, while I'm busy working away....lol

This card was created using the colours from the SCS colour challenge #333.
I didn't have the new SU! in colours so I went with things close.
I have used one of my all time favourite PI girls from MFT called Being Cute Is What I Do.

Stamps: Being Cute is What I Do; Cardstock: White, Lemon Tart, Hawaiian Shores, Tangerine Tango DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Nesties, First Place Award Ribbon Die, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Howdy, Friend MFTWSC30

Welcome to the MFT Wednesday Sketch #30!
Gosh this year has been flying by. Hard to believe we are on sketch 30 already.

This is one of my last cards as part of the MFT Design Team.
I'll have one more tomorrow that I made for Chloe ;)
I'd like to thank Kim for her kindness, support and the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful company!
Unfortunately, I've had to scale back my crafting time with the extra job load.
I'll still be posting MFT creations just not as often.

This week I pulled together several different dies and stamp sets to create this card.
First was the Four Point Frame - Own Your Story. I stamped the definition of a friend onto some pattern paper from MME True Blue and die cut. Then I stamped the Howdy, Friend from Well Worn Greetings Die and Stamp set. A few layers of Simply Medium Scallops and the Pretty Posies Die finish the card off.




Stop by Kim's blog to see the lineup of who is playing today! Don't forget to play along with us for your chance to win some fun MFT goodies!

Just Because

Sunday mornings I get really excited to see who the Featured Stamper is on SCS.
I love to play along as time allows.
This week however I found it an extra bit of a challenge.
Jennie was the FS and she does CAS for everything.
I struggle most with those :(

I finally decided on her card here.

I found the perfect image in the Great Friend set from Verve.
I stamped the flowers in black ink onto Rose Red cardstock and cut them out.
Adding dimensionals between each layer and some stardust stickles to the flower center.
This card measures 4 x 4.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT Tuesday!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Monday

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I spent a great deal of Sunday afternoon stamping. I'm trying to cram in a ton of stamping before heading back to Edmonton for work this week.

This first card was created using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #127.
It's been a long time since I have used this fun Who's That E Girl from MFT.
I paper pieced the sofa and drew in the hardwood floor.
This next card was created for my nephew Braden's 11th birthday next week.
I used the First Place Award Ribbon Die and Stamp set. The greenish mat was cut using the circle from the Sweet Stack Label Die.
Layout comes from the Deconstructed Sketch #10.

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll have posts scheduled all week so please do come back :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Always Have High Hopes

Hello!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!
Yesterday we took Chloe and her friend to Calaway Park outside Calgary and the girls had so much fun!
Going on rides I don't think I'd ever have gone as a kid. Fearless they are!

Before heading out yesterday I saw that Vicki had posted a card she made for the OCC challenge. Now I didn't read it closely....unfortunately....lol
I saw it was all about the B's.
So I went with blue, balloons, bows, blue bling and baby braddies
BUT
When I hopped over to the OCC blog to post my card I saw it was specific B's
Black, Buttons and Bows....oops!
This is what I created for (what I thought ) was the challenge....haha!

I used the Inspired by Up Up and Away set from MFT for the sentiment. I let the My Mind's Eye designer paper do most of the work.
The sentiment layer was created with a couple different pieces from some MFT dies.




Saturday, July 23, 2011

Love - Viva La Verve

Happy Weekend!
Any big plans?
Chloe has a friend visiting for the weekend and I'm hoping the weather holds out so we can do some fun outdoor activities today. Keeping my fingers crossed!

This morning while everyone are still fast asleep I headed down to the basement to do a little stamping.
Felt good to stamp for the first time this week.
Although there is very little stamping on this card.....lol

This Verve card was made using Laurie's Viva La Verve July Week 4 sketch.
In my latest Verve order I got the Jotted Heart Die and was so excited to be able to use it today!
The sentiment is from the Love Notes set and was cut out using the Charming Oval Die.

Stamps: Love Notes; Cardstock: White, Sno Cone, Pink, Pink Paislee DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Charming Oval Die, Jotted Heart Die, Scallop Ribbon Die(mft), Nesties, Ribbon, Sewing, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friendship Blooms TESC143

Hi everyone

I'm back with one last Taylored Expression card.

I created this card using Taylor's TESC143 sketch that you can find in the TE forum on SCS.
Stamps: Friendship Blooms; Cardstock: White, Lemon, DP; Inks: Old Olive, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana; Accessories: Circle Nestie, White Ribbon, Friendship Blooms Dies, Dimensionals
Let's see what the gang created today:
Thanks for stopping by....I hope you have a great weekend!

Hi :)

Happy Friday!
Last Sunday while watching the race I kept busy stamping cards so that I'd have stuff to show you while I was out of town this week.
This is the last card I created.
I've used this super cute PI from MFT.
Flower Girl was stamped in Memento Black Ink and coloured with Copics. The Hi sentiment came from the Say What? set.
I created the flower using the Upsy Daisy Dienamics and several different felts from MFT.
The dienamics I used:


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chicks Rule

Hello!
The card below was created using an older Deconstructing Sketch. I believe it was DC7.

I adore this super cute chick from the Chicks Rule stamp set.
I've used the Flutterby Die and the Sweet Scallop Die both available from Verve.

Stamps: Chicks Rule; Cardstock: White, Sno Cone, Saffron, MME True Blue DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Ribbon, Verve Dies, Twine, Dimensionals, Corner Chomper
Thanks for stopping by today!
It's ALMOST the weekend!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hello, my friend MFTWSC29

Hello!
It's been a busy few days of My Favorite Things on my blog.
Hope you are enjoying all the cards!

Today I have a sample to share for the MFT Wednesday Sketch #29.
Please stop by Kim's blog to see the line up of designers sampling today.

All the details can be found in the MFT forum on SCS.

For my card today I used the Just My Type Die and Stamp set.
A couple other dienamics used were Upsy Daisy and Medium Scallops.
Here are pictures of the dienamics:




I'm out of town the next few days for work but I do hope to have some cards to show you while I'm away!
Have a great week!

WTG Sunflower VIP Blog Hop & Shop

Hello and welcome to the MFT VIP Blog Hop and Shop!

The MFT designers are showcasing this months VIP Who's That Girl this evening.
If you didn't start at Kim's Blog you might miss out on a whole lot of goodness before arriving here ;)

I am so stinkin' excited about this month's WTG image!
It's round! LOVE It!
WTG Sunflower Girl is darling!!!
I paper pieced her with some fun My Mind's Eye designer papers, created a flower using the Upsy Daisy Dienamic and used First Place Award Ribbon Die for the sentiment banner.

Your next stop on the hop is Michele! I KNOW she'll have a beautiful creation for you!

Sunflower Who's that Girl VIP Collection $37.90
Sunflower Who's that Girl stamp set
Sunflower Sentiments mini (VIP exclusive stamp set - will never be offered for sale or be available again $9 value, FREE)
Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics Die

We have a special treat for you today! In addition to the release of our newest VIP Collection, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to earn our CHA-exclusive stamp set, My Heart Belongs To, absolutely FREE. It pairs well with the previously released First Place Award Ribbon and will give you many new options in creating gorgeous works of art. When you purchase $50 or more, we'll send you a FREE CHA-exclusive stamp set valued at $9. This special is good through July 24th, or until we run out. Here are the details, at a glance:
  • Promotion dates: July 19, 10 PM through July 24
  • Spend $50, and we'll include the CHA-exclusive stamp set, My Heart Belongs To, in your order (limited supply)
  • The free set will be sent to ONLY the first 500 orders over $50 during the promotional period
  • Your order must require shipping (digital-only orders will not qualify)

Lemonade 25¢ SSSC126

Early Sunday morning while my family slept I crept downstairs and stamped!
Love doing that. It's so quiet and peaceful. Just me and my stamps!

Karen had a great sketch posted again this week.
This is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #126.

Here I have used the super cute Pucker Up from MFT.
Stamps: Pucker Up; Cardstock: White, Sno Cone, MME True Blue DP; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Scallop Die, White Brads, Nesties, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

You're Priceless

Good Monday morning!

Did you have a wonderful weekend? Do anything exciting?
I worked for a bit on Saturday and then did some chores around the house in the afternoon.
Sunday I spent the day doing laundry and stamping....fun times!

The Featured Stamper on Sunday was Teri.
I chose to CASE her card HERE.
I added a couple of layers and instead of stamped flowers I used the MFT Upsy Daisy Die-namics.
Sentiment comes from the Well Worn set.
A little bit of Cappucino Twine finishes it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Own Your Story

Hello!
I finally had time to play along with Jen's July Sketch For You To Try last night.

My latest MFT order arrived on Friday but I had to pick up the parcel yesterday at the outlet.
Inside was this Own Your Story stamp set and die that I ordered.
I've really been trying to use up scraps of designer paper that were laying around in a box. This pretty dp is from My Mind's Eye.
Buttons were created with the Button Quartet die-namics.
These are the die-namics I used:


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to spend the day relaxing, watching the race and stamping!
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

You're So Awesome

Happy Saturday!

Last night Snickers wanted to go downstairs stamping so I granted her wish ;)
I knew there'd be a fabulous new Viva La Verve sketch posted in the Verve Forum on SCS so I took a peek.
I ended up combining the sketch with the Free 4 All Challenge of Twine.
Pulled out the fun set called Happy Days and some of the colourful Echo Park Splash designer paper to create this card.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Butterfly Mojo199

Happy Friday!!!

Today I am staying IN the city to work. So looking forward to not spending 5 or 6 hours driving ;)

Wednesday evening while I waited for Big Brother to start I stamped a couple of cards. This was one of them.
There was a fabulous Mojo199 sketch posted on Monday and I took advantage of the free time.

I really wanted to use this pretty Kaiser Craft Chapter One designer paper again. The black and white is velvet and the blue is embossed with a clear pattern.
Stamps are from Verve.
Here I've used Beautiful You and also the Chicks Rule set.
Did you know that the Flutterby Die matches the butterfly from Chicks Rule? Cool eh?
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Friend Is Like A Rainbow

Well mail is STARTING to move....not fast enough for me though....lol
Yesterday I received my MFT package that I ordered mid-June....funny thing is that the packages Kim sent me BEFORE that one....have yet to arrive...grrrr!
My patience is wearing thin.

Any way, I decided since I had ordered the Rainbow dienamics I should really try it out.
The SCS sketch #341 from yesterday was perfect for it!
I grabbed a bunch of scraps from the pile and created the rainbow in a matter of minutes.
Easy peasy!
I also cut some fun Flat Bottom Clouds with Puff White Cloud felt.
The sentiment comes from The Great Outdoors stamp set.
Here are the dies I used:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shape Up!

Welcome to MFT Wednesday Sketch!
This week the sketch was a fun one with tons of layers!
My F AVOURITE!
Let's Get Physical has been collecting dust in my drawer and when I saw this long panel I knew it would be perfect :) I did a little bit of paper piecing on her pants even.
Here I have used a couple of dienamics.

Stop by Kim's blog for a full list of designers playing along with the sketch today.
Also pop by the MFT forum on SCS to find out all the details on how you could win some MFT bucks for playing along with the MFTWSC28!

Keep Your Goals In Mind

Hello!
I've got another super busy work week with a lot of out of town trips but I had some time last weekend to work on some cards to show you while I'm away.
This card here was made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch from this past Sunday.

I'm working on a bookmark for a good friend's little girl and I wanted a card to go with it.
Never before have I coloured red hair like this but I like how it turned out.
I've used the sweet little PI called I Get A Kick Out Of You.
You can find her and the few of the dienamics I used at the MFT store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gratitude

Hello and thanks for stopping by today.

Things have been so crazy around here that I have hardly had any stamping time in the past week.
Today while Chloe was out at the park and Brian was working some OT, I decided it was time to stamp.

Tosh had a great sketch posted in the Verve Forum on SCS for the VLV July Week 2 that you can find right here.
Quite a while ago I picked up a package of these pretty flowers at a LSS and hadn't had a chance to use them yet. I {heart} the aqua!

These papers are from Kaiser Craft.

Stamp set is from Verve and it called Beautiful You. I love this set but it's the first time I have inked this particular sentiment.
LOVE it!
Stamps: Beautiful You; Cardstock: Aqua, White, Kaiser Craft DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Primas, Rhinestones, Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, MFT Scallop Die, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! I do hope to get back down there and stamp some more later today.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friendship

Good Saturday Morning!

On Wednesday evening I went down to the basement to escape the heat in the house.
Well that's not exactly true.
I just wanted to stamp....but it was hot out ;)

Splitcoast had the weekly sketch posted and it had a large image panel which was perfect for one of my favorite tree images.
I stamped the tree from Season of Friendship in Chocolate Chip and Old Olive. I then stamped and cut out some flowers with bashful blue.
This is a SU! only card.
Stamps: Season of Friendship; Cardstock: White, Old Olive, Maine Blueberry DSP; Inks: Choc Chip, Bashful Blue, Old Olive; Accessories: SU edge punch, Button, Dimensionals, Sewing machine
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Baby Fresh

Good Morning!

Are you as glad as I am that it's almost the weekend?
This week has felt super long and been super exhausting!
Not that my weekend will be any less busy but I'll be doing fun things.
Like going to the Calgary Stampede!!! Yeehaw!

Today the TE sketch crew are sharing samples made with the TESC142 which was drawn up by Lori!
You can find all the details on Taylor's blog and in the Taylored Expressions forum on SCS.

I tried thinking outside the box this week.
I created this sweet baby card using the Hangin' Out set.
Want to see what the girls have created? I'm sure you do ;)
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

To One of My Favorite Peeps

Hello :)

I've been so busy lately that I hadn't stamped in days.
Tonight I checked out the Mojo 198 sketch.
Always interesting layouts!!

I used this cute Verve set called Chicks Rule.
I just noticed this set is on SALE!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

We'll Be Friends Forever...

Hello!
I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks over the past several days and that you've shopped at the MFT store for all the new goodies!?!
Now we are moving onto the MFT Sketch #27.
You can find all the deets in the MFT Forum on SCS.

I pulled out an old favourite of mine....
It's an image for paper piecing.
I've used a few die-namics on my card as well.
Here is the inside. I used the negative side of the notebook edge on the inside....way waste right?!

Thanks for stopping by today!

MFT Blog Hop & Shop

Welcome to the July Hop & Shop!
Are you ready to spend some money at the MFT Store ;)

To see the hop from the beginning please hop back to Kim's Blog.

I've got one last card to share with you from this release.
I just adore this sweet Pure Innocence Make A Splash.
I've used a few die-namics on my card and you can see them below. I love how you can mix and match so many MFT stamps and dies.
The sentiment comes from the set The Great Outdoors.



Ready to keep hopping? The talented Megan is next on the stop!

Monday, July 4, 2011

MFT Teasers - Day Five

***my second post so far today....scroll down for my Ribbon Carousel card using another MFT image***

Today is the last day of teasers!

I bet you are excited that at 10 pm Eastern tonight you'll be able to shop for all the new stamps and dies at MFT!
I've got one last sneak to show you today.
This one is called Clearly Sentimental About Sympathy.
I wanted to keep this card fairly simple and let the sentiment be the focus.




Here are the details about the upcoming release on July 5 at 10 PM EST:



  • The MFT release is on July 5 at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available July 5 at 10 PM EST.


  • Be sure to check in on the guest designer contest to see who is crowned the winner. The announcement is made in the release party thread, AND on the guest designer contest thread in the MFT forum on SCS. The winner will receive over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the design team next month.


  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog NOW! Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of 2 $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) The final 2 winners will be announced at the release party, and will also be contacted by e-mail.

  • Thanks for stopping by today!