Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Love Life

Oh my gosh...
I can't believe it's the last day of August already.
Where did our summer go? Tomorrow Chloe starts 7th grade which means early to bed tonight! LOL!

This was another card I created on Sunday....just because....
No sketch, no colour challenge....no nothing....
This is another new PI girl I received from MFT.
Pure Innocence Water Lily is sweet!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I See...

Hello!
Sunday afternoon instead of doing all those "things" that I should have been doing, I was stamping ;)

Shortly before leaving for vacation I received several different packages in the mail.
One of them had this pretty designer paper and another had this adorable new MFT a la mode I Spy.
Isn't she CUTE?
As I said last week, just because I'm no longer on the MFT design team doesn't mean I don't love the stamps and sketches :)
Last Wednesday they had a fabulous one that would be perfect for the new a la mode!!
I stamped and coloured her with copics and added a bit of glossy accents to the magnifying glass.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dream Big!


Well it's back to work today!

As much as I love my job, I really wish my vacation was a little longer. I will have to wait until November for my next vacation. Here's hoping the next two months fly by! LOL!

I created the card below using a Verve set called Dream Big.
The layout comes from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #132.

I stamped the largest flower from the set with So Saffron and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz.
The designer paper comes from a My Mind's Eye Lost & Found called Rosy.
A button, twine and ribbon finish the card off.



Stamps: Dream Big; Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Vanilla, MME DP; Inks: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Black; Accessories: Ribbon, Twine, Button, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rainbows of Life


Hello and happy Sunday!

I'm happy to be home and stamping again!

Today on SCS the Featured Stamper is Lydia. I chose to CASE her CAS card here.
I wanted something quick and easy to ease myself back into stamping after being away over a week.

I used the super fun AND cute MFT die-namics in Flat Bottom Clouds and Rainbows.
LOVE both of these!!

Thanks for stopping by today....I've got to run and get laundry done, yard work done and a little more stamping ;)
Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I ♥ U

We should be arriving home by dinner this evening!!

Last weekend I really couldn't put that sweet I Heart U Die down!
Verve had such a wonderful release a couple of weeks ago and I want it ALL! LOL!
I really let the pretty designer paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found do most of the work.
Adding the die cuts and stamping the So Much from the You and I set.
Stamps: You and I; Cardstock: Kraft, Vanilla, MME Lost & Found Bliss; Inks: Cocoa; Accessories: I Heart U Die, MFT Die, Pearls, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, August 26, 2011

Perk Up

Well our vacation is winding down and we will start our road trip back to Calgary this morning :(
We are excited to get home and see our Snickers and Karen(who kindly volunteered to dog sit for us)!

Before leaving last weekend I had the opportunity to make a sample for Teresa's Viva La Verve August Week 5 Sketch.
I REALLY wanted to use another new set from Verve called Better With You.
I stamped the cup onto white cardstock with Memento ink and coloured with copics. I decided to paper piece the band.
The papers are from a new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found paper pack.
Love all of these!

Stamps: Better With You; Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Kraft, White, MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Sewing Machine, Sweet Scallop Die Verve, Circle Nestie, Twine, Old Olive Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Get Well Soon

Hello :)

Last week's Crazy 4 Challenges was a FUN one!
Bingo!
You had to choose a line of three in a row and go with it.
The line I chose had a Square Card, 2 Designer Papers and Die Cuts.
Using some pretty designer papers and a stamp set from Taylored Expressions, I created this card.
Stamp set is called Embrace Beauty.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Some of My Favourites

Hello! Happy Wednesday!

Although I am no longer on the MFT design team, I still LOVE the stamps!
I was lucky enough to receive my MFT package in the mail last week before leaving for vacation and got to stamping with this little cutie pie!
I used the Inkspiration sketch as a starting point. I only swayed a little bit ;)

I inked up my new PI...Caramel Apple.
I had made a couple of bookmarks for a dear friend's children and will need to pop them in the mail when I get home.
You can find the corner bookmark tutorial o SCS.
This first one uses one of my all time fave PI girls....Being Cute Is What I Do.
Fred Bear Plays Indian was used for this bookmark.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You Are Never Too Old...

Hello!

Thanks for stopping by while I'm away on vacation! I will try and get caught up on my blog commenting when I get home this weekend :)

Saturday morning I saw a simple yet wonderful sketch posted on the OCC blog.
It was perfect to use another sentiment from the Words of Wisdom set from Verve.
I really wanted to use my new to me SU! cardstock colour called Marina Mist.
I LOVE it! It's such a dreamy blue, isn't it?
Stamps: Words of Wisdom; Cardstock: Marina Mist, White, DP; Inks: Marina Mist; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Mini Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sweetheart

Happy Monday!

We should be arriving at our hotel in Vegas this afternoon and I plan on kicking back relaxing poolside!

Last Friday I had the day off and I stamped like crazy! It was WONDERFUL!
I really wanted to play along with the MFT Wednesday sketch.
I stamped this cute PI girl and coloured with copics.
The hearts were cut with some Verve dies. So fun!
Stamps: Pure Innocence; Cardstock: Kraft, Cream, DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Sewing, Satin Ribbon, MFT Scallop Die, Verve Jotted Heart Die, Verve From the Heart Die, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just Be U

Last week I had so much happy mail it was wonderful!!
I was lucky enough to get my Verve order and create a card using the new sets and dies.
I just adore love them all!
For this Verve card I used two new releases.
Words of Wisdom and the die cut U from I Heart U Die Set.
I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip onto So Saffron cardstock that had been cut with Sweet Scallop Die.
Stamps: Words of Wisdom; Cardstock: Kraft, So Saffron, Choc Chip, MME Lost & Found DP; Inks: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Sweet Scallop Die, I Heart U Die, Twine, Ribbon, MFT Scallops, Paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You Blow Me Away

My vacation started yesterday and it was wonderful to have a day at home doing nothing but relaxing and stamping! We will be leaving on Sunday for a week which gives me today to do a little more stamping while I clean and pack.
I finally received a MFT package this week and was thrilled to sit down and use this fun Pinwheel dienamic! Squeal!
I combined the Free 4 All challenge of embossing with the SCS sketch this week to create this card.
Stamps: Pinwheel Die and Stamp set; Cardstock: Kraft, Vanilla, MME Away We Go DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Pinwheel Die, Silver Brad, Embossing Dots Folder, Wooden Stick, Hot Glue Gun, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Floral Viva La Verve August Week 4 Sketch

Good Morning!
I'm officially on vacation!
Looking forward to it too :)

My card below was created using Charmaine's Viva La Verve August Week 4 sketch that you can find in the Verve Forum on SCS.
Can you believe I didn't use any designer paper?
Sometimes I rely on it too much, how about you?
I stamped the beautiful flower from the Verve set called Dream Big in Melon Mambo and Old Olive. Added a flower brad from SU! to the center. My butterfly was cut using the Flutterby die and a few silver pearls adhered to finish it off.
Stamps: Dream Big; Cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz; Inks: Melon Mambo, Old Olive; Accessories: Flutterby Die, MFT Scallop die, Silver Pearls, Embossing Folder, SU flower brad, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Proud To Know You

Hello!
This week one of my Beauty managers has completed a program and she ended up with several awards. She's done such a fabulous job for our company and I wanted to make a quick little card to pop in the mail for her.
This sweet little sentiment comes from Verve's set called Happy Hello.
The designer paper is called Authentic Bliss.
Stamps: Happy Hello; Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Daffodi Delight, Vanilla, Authentic Bliss DP; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, Circle Nesties, Pearls, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Snowbuddy Likes You As Much As Me!

I haven't played along with the SCS colour challenge in a little while because I have not had an In Colours BUT Monday evening my SU! order arrived!
In it were the last two years of In Colours and this adorable stamp set called Snow Much Fun.
I coloured the snowman with copics as lightly as I could.
Pretty simple card that came together quickly!
Love those!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Apple for the Teacher

Hello!
This sweet little PI girl was sitting on my desk and before putting her away I really wanted to make a quick card with her.
I gathered up a few scraps of designer paper and some ribbon and the card came together in about 15 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Flowers FS236

Happy Monday!
Four more work days and we are off on vacation!
I did manage to get a lot of stamping in yesterday which was fantastic!
I helped Karen decorate four note books for her friend/co-worker/personal trainer that is moving to Vancouver in a couple of weeks. I'll show you those later this week or next ;)

The card below was created for the Featured Stamper 236 on SCS.

I chose to CASE this card here.

I added a couple of layers and omitted the ribbon.
Stamp set is from Verve and is called Dream Big.

Stamps: Dream Big; Cardstock: White, Black, Summer Sunrise; Inks: Marigold Morning, Old Olive; Accessories: MFT Scallop Die, Button, Twine, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Felt Flower Barrettes

Yesterday morning Chloe and I headed to Michael's for some things that she's been bugging to get. Luckily they had a 25% off your total purchase....bonus!
We've been wanting to do some mother-daughter things and these barrettes were a good starting point.
We picked out the items together but that's as far as the mother-daughter crafting time went....lol
Something else caught her attention and off she went.
I ended up hot gluing these together on my own(which as probably a better idea anyway)
Before she disappeared she had helped pick the colours and dies to make them.
We used a variety of dies from MFT and Papertrey.
All the felt comes from MFT.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Birthday Bash

Yeah!
It's the weekend and my countdown to vacation starts....4 more work days!
Shannan had an awesome Viva La Verve August Week 3 sketch.
Loved all the layers!!

I used a fun Verve set called Birthday Bash.
The funky My Mind's Eye designer papers were still on my stamp table from my last card.
Red used to be a colour that scared me but now I reach for it as often as I can.
The sentiment was cut out using the Verve Charming Oval Die Set.

Stamps: Birthday Bash; Cardstock: White, Real Red, MME DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Charming Oval Die Set, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday - Sketch For You To Try

Quick posted today....
This is another card I created for Jen's August SFYTT.
I used some Verve stamps.
Little bit of stitching and stickles and it was complete!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sunflower WTG - MFTWSC32

MFT had another wonderful sketch posted yesterday.
I chose to go with a circle panel so I could use the fun Sunflower WTG.
Love that image!
I also used the Upsy Daisy dienamics to create my flower.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Never Give Up

Mojo Monday always has the BEST sketches posted each week.
I don't often get a chance to play along early in the week but this time I did!
Makes me happy!
I used quite a few Verve goodies to create this card.
The butterfly was cut out using the Flutterby Die and was popped up with a dimensional on the Sweet Scallop Die.
I chose the sentiment from Hope Blooms because if you look closely at the designer paper there are the words never give up on them ;)
Stamps: Hope Blooms; Cardstock: Kraft, Cosmo Cricket DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Sweet Scallop Die, Flutterby Die, Scallop Die, Pearls, Twine, Sewing, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Life Is What You Make It

Late Sunday afternoon after my sister and the gang headed out I journeyed down to the basement to do a little stamping.
How I missed it!!
Jen had her August Sketch For You To Try posted on Saturday but I was busy....lol
I inked up a new MFT image with Memento Black ink and added a little bit of colour with copics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Life is Good

Happy Monday!
I'm so thankful to not be doing any overnight trips for work this week. The past three weeks have thrown my creativity time out the window....along with my mojo! LOL!
Looking forward to coming home from work each evening and unwinding in my stamp room :)

I created this card below using the Viva La Verve August Week 2 sketch that you can find in the Verve forum on SCS.
I used some pretty new designer paper that I picked up. Not my usual style but it's nice to step outside the box and try new things!
The stamp set comes from Verve and it's called Beautiful You.
I layered two Verve Dies called Classy Label and Vintage Oval.
Stamps: Beautiful You; Cardstock: Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Echo Park DP; Inks: Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Vintage Oval Die, Classy Label Die, MFT Edge Die, Kiwi/Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Mini Pearls, Dimensionals

On a side note....
Yesterday my sister and her family came by to visit us. We haven't had our families together in a year as they moved to BC last summer. It was great to see them! This is a shot of my nephew, Max and I playing around with the Hipstamtic camera on my iPhone. He's such a ham!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

How Sweet of You - Mojo 202

Oh my gosh....I can't believe it's been a week since I last stamped!
Yikes!
I picked up some pretty new papers from Authentic called Uncommon Collection.
Reached for some awesome Verve stamps that I haven't inked up yet and got busy!
This set is called Happy Hello.
The layout comes from this past Monday's Mojo Sketch 202.
Stamps: Happy Hello; Cardstock: Vanilla, Smokey Shadow, Pink Pirouette, Authentic DP; Inks: Going Gray, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Ribbon Dies, Rhinestone Swirl, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Good Luck!

Today my newest store opens and I wanted to have a little something to give to the Beauty department manager. She's worked really hard the past few weeks getting it set, polished and looking perfect! I know she'll do a GREAT job!
Sunday I sat down to make a card to bring to her in Edmonton.
This is my favourite PI girl of all time ;)
Being Cute Is What I Do.
Designer paper is from an old paper pad and can't recall the name....sorry!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Life is Good

Happy Tuesday!
Last week Amber posted the newest Viva La Verve Sketch in the Verve Forum on SCS.
GREAT sketch too!
Very little stamping on my card but I did use a couple other Verve elements.
The Jotted Heart Die was cut out with some fun cork and the Elegant Leaves Die was cut out using some Kiwi Kiss. It looked a little plain so I stamped the image from Bloom & Grow onto the leaves.
The sentiment is from the Hope Blooms set.
Stamps: Hope Blooms, Bloom & Grow; Cardstock: Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Cosmo Cricket DP; Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Brown; Accessoriess: Felt, Cork, Elegant Leaves Die, Jotted Heart Die, Rolled Rose Die, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Home Is Where My Heart Is-Dare To Get Dirty

Yesterday afternoon inbetween doing some laundry, watching the race and some paperwork I snuck in some time to play along with a few of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on SCS.

This one combines three challenges.

If you aren't a club member on SCS you won't be able to play :(
Sorry!
I actually really like how this card turned out. Seems whenever I really like something, nobody else does....lol

Stamps and dies are from MFT.
Thanks for stopping by today!