Friday, November 30, 2012

Evergreen Sparkles

Thank goodness it's Friday and tomorrow is the weekend!

I haven't had much stamping time this past week as work has exhausted me.
However, I do have a card to show you that I created on Sunday with some scraps.
After embossing with the spots folder I decided to flip it over to give it a more subtle look.
The bits of sparkle on the trees is from Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Hammered Copper that I painted on with a little brush.
Stamps: Evergreen
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Vanilla, EP Seasons Greetings dp
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Summer starfruit
Accessories: SAMJ, Circle Nestie, Embossing Folder, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam Hammered Copper, Paint Brush, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Noel

Hello :)

Last weekend the Dynamic Duos #30 had a nice colour combo that I thought would make a great masculine card for Christmas.
Midnight Muse and Silver

This is a SU! only card.

Stamps: Evergreen, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Midnight Muse, Silver, White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Versamark
Accessories: SAMJ, Heat and stick powder, Siiver Shine Glitter, Framelits Labels Collection, Edgelits Adorning Accents, SU embossing Folder, Dimensionals,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Good Friends, Good Cheer

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Today there will be a new MFT sketch up so I thought I had better catch up on my posts and cards made from last week.

This was the MFT sketch #99.
I pulled out the fun Let's Grab Drinks and mixed it with some Doodlebug North Pole papers.
Might be a good one to give one of my co-workers this coming holiday season. 
Stamps: Let's Grab Drinks
Paper: White, Real Red, Doodlebug North Pole dp
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Copics, MFT file tab, dimensionals, spica pen

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good Tidings FMS62

Happy Tuesday!

I'm on the move again today....heading out of town to visit one of my stores and hoping I'm not too tired when I get home this evening to spend some time stamping!

Last weekend I played along with the Freshly Made Sketch #62.
The rosette is hand scored and the PTI holly die was added to the middle.
Stamps: In the Meadows Silhouettes
Paper: White, Real Red, Doodlebug North Pole DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: PTI holly dies, hot glue, circle punch, dimensionals, scor pal

Monday, November 26, 2012

Merry Monday #43

Good Monday Morning!

This week I was invited to play along with the Merry Monday Sketch girls and I am thrilled!

It's always a fabulous sketch!!
Check it out!
For my card I really wanted to spell out something.
I take everything literally.
So six circles means I use six circles....lol
I may BEND the rules a bit(my circles are staggered) but I'm not a rule breaker ;)
I started out by choosing my papers from the super cute Doodlebug paper pad called North Pole. The fun and bright colours are right up my alley!
After that I punched out six circles with two different SU! punches.
The letters were die cut with the MFT By the Letter set and the holly die is from PTI.
The sentiment comes from the PTI set called Wonderful Words Holiday.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Season's Greetings PP123

Hello :)

Today the Paper Players have a wonderful sketch posted and I do hope you'll find a little spare time to play along with us!


Since I'm still working on more holiday cards I decided on a snowflake theme.
The snowflakes, scallops and sentiments are from MFT.
This was a fairly quick and easy card. Could be one to mass produce for a set.
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments; Cardstock: White, Black, Marina Mist, SU dp; Inks: Black; Accessories: MFT scallop die, MFT snowflake die, MFT first place award ribbon die, SU buttons, Twine, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

O Christmas Tree

So did everyone do a little shopping yesterday?
 I know it was Black Friday in the States and there are CRAZY deals!
We TRIED to do the same in Canada but honestly, it's not the same. 30% to 40% isn't a great deal....in my opinion. I looked and bought zip!

We were going to head to Banff today but there are so many other things to do that it'll have to wait. Maybe until tomorrow ;)

Last Monday I played along with the Mojo sketch #268.
I just love this tree! Looks like newly fallen snow is resting on the branches. Such pretty sentiments in this set from Verve too!
Stamps: O Christmas Tree
Paper: Vanilla, Old Olive, EP This & That Christmas dp
Ink: Old Olive, Black
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Rhinestones, copics, dimensionals

Friday, November 23, 2012

Merry Monday Sketch #42

Good Friday Morning!

It's cold and snowy here and it's really helping to get me in the holiday spirit!
I think on Sunday I may start pulling out my snowmen and do a little decorating. 
Then next weekend it will be the Christmas tree. Hard to believe we are only one week from December!
Wow!

Hope that all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!

On Monday evening I created this card for the Merry Monday Sketch #42.

Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments
Paper: White, Carta Bella Merry & Bright DP
Ink: Gumball Green
Accessories: MFT fishtail flag dies, MFT snowflake dies, SU button, Jute, sewing, dimensionals

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Snowman CAS card

Hello :)

This has been my lucky week!
Earlier a card of mine was the Top Pick for the Merry Monday sketch.
Then a couple of days ago this card below was chosen on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.
A very quick and easy card!
I die cut some hills and snowman using PTI dies. Sponged on some white craft ink on a piece of kraft card stock. Rounded the corners and popped it up on dimensionals.
Thought about adding glitter to the hills but thought this would make a great masculine card for one of my supervisors.

Stamps: In the Meadows Silhouettes
Paper: Crumb Cake
Ink: White Craft, Black
Accessories: PTI In the Meadows dies, sponges, dimensionals

Your Next Stamp Challenge #25- sketch

Hello!

This week there is a sketch on the Your Next Stamp blog. 
Hope you'll play along too!

This is what I created using the sweet image from Finnegan.
He's coloured with copics and I added a bit of Clear Atyou Spica Pen to the hat and also some small red rhinestones to the rocking horse. The papers are from EP This & That Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

December 25th

Happy Hump-Day!

Today there will be a new MFT sketch posted so I thought I better show you another card I made with last week's sketch first ;)
Love fun, bright, non-traditional colours for Christmas cards!
Stamps: Flurry of Love
Paper: White, Real Red, Doodlebug North Pole dp
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: copics, stickles, circle nesties, MFT scallop die, MFT By the Numbers dies, MFT snowflake trio dies, MFT Banner die, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In The Meadow We Can Build a Snowman

Hello!

Yesterday I was so excited to see that this card below was chosen as the....
Exciting, right?
This card was also created for the Dynamic Duos Challenge #29 of Black and Marina Mist with a dessert option of snowmen :) Easy! Love those colours and I LOVE snowmen!
Stamps: In the Meadows Silhouettes
Paper: White, Black, Marina Mist, SU dp
Ink: Black
Accessories: In the Meadows Silhouettes, Circle Punches, Dimensionals

Monday, November 19, 2012

Merry Christmas To All...

Hello!

Happy Monday!

Yesterday the weather was beautiful here in Calgary and the outdoor Christmas lights went up!
Yeah! 

I watched the last Nascar race of the season :(  Hate to see it end BUT Jeff Gordon won so it wasn't all bad :)

Hope you and your family had an enjoyable weekend!

Here is a card I created on Saturday evening using the iSpy sketch that they have posted on their blog this week.
I really like how this card came out.
Stamps: Wonderful words holiday
Paper: Real Red, White, Doodlebug North Pole dp
Ink: Gumball Green
Accessories: MFT scallop dies, PTI Holly die, PTI Wonderful words holiday die, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Merry Christmas to All PP122

Welcome back to another week for a Paper Players Challenge.

If you are interested in joining the Paper Players Challenge Team please read up on their blog.

This week it's CAS and colour challenge:

This is what I've created using Papertrey Ink dies and stamps.
I found a sheet of SU! silver cardstock in my files and was thrilled! 
Honestly, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to play along as I know I didn't have gold anything....not a gold fan....lol Thought I'd used up all my silver cardstock too.
Anyway, the sentiment is stamped in Pool Party and a little pool party baker's twine was used. I die cut the Merry using Holiday Words by PTI.

Today is the LAST Nascar race of the season :(
No hockey and no more racing makes for a sad girl.
I'll enjoy today in my craft room stamping and watching the race though!

Have a wonderful day!

Merry Christmas SSSC172

Hello and Happy Sweet Sunday Sketch Time!

This week Karen has a nice Clean & Simple sketch for us :)

This one stumped me at first. Wasn't sure what to put where the star was and then I realized I had some mittens that I'd made a while back sitting on my desk. Perfect! I'll use those!
This is a SU! only card created with some Snow Festival DSP. Stamps are from Make a Mitten and also Owl Occasions.

Stop by Karen's blog to link up your creation and to visit the rest of the team see below:
Our gues stamper this week is Carole Burrage!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sending Happy Thoughts

Happy Saturday!

I'm SO happy it's the weekend! 
Geez it's felt like an very long week!

Work, travel and traffic have stressed me out and a weekend full of stamping is just what I need!
This morning after Brian and I got home from weekly breakfast date, I got straight to work!

I decided to warm up with this Freshly Made Sketch #61 card.
Here I've used some MFT dies and sentiment along with some Taylored Expression flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fun Friday!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

Today the girls at Your Next Stamp have a Fun Friday and the theme this month is all about Gifts and Giving.
I decided to make this cute little flip top box.
These are going to be so fun to fill with some little chocolates or candy to gift out this Christmas!
I used a super cute little set called Celebrate The Season for the sentiment.
The adorable snowman is from Winter Smiles Robin.
Stop by Your Next Stamp and see what other fabulous inspiration creations they have to share with you!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mojo 267 and TLC403

Only two more work days!
Yeah!
Here's hoping they fly by!

Having Monday off was wonderful and I was able to play along with a few different challenges.
Here I have combined the Mojo Sketch #267 with the TLC Challenge #403 on SCS of folded trees.
Those trees are so easy to make!
Yesterday Carole asked how I create this window box with supplies. I actually just copy and paste it here from my SCS gallery :) No need to type it twice....KWIM?
Stamps: Christmas In The Air
Paper: Crumb Cake, EP Season's Greetings DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold, MFT scallop die, Always Artichoke Ribbon, Sewing, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello
Thanks for stopping by today!

On Monday I created this card using a bunch of MFT dies.
Last year for Christmas I had made a card using just the fence and birdhouse but while cleaning up my dies I came across this branch and leaf die. Since it's winter, I left the leaves off ;)
I think this would be okay for one of my male supervisors. No ribbon and one little rhinestone....lol
Stamps: MFT
Paper: Crumb Cake, EP dp
Ink: Black
Accessories: MFT branch die, mft homespun birdhouse die, mft fence die, mft fishtail dies, dimensonals. mft pennant dies(pole), red rhinestone

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Happy Holly-Days Flip Top Box

Hello!

After having three days off in a row I just never feel like going back to work.
Anyone else ever feel that way?
Why can't I win the lottery and retire.
I'd move somewhere that never snows ;)
But I digress. It's back to work today!

Last week one of the holiday blitz tutorials on SCS was a Flip Top Box. 
You know like a crayon box?
Super cool and really easy once you watch Beate's video tutorial.
I made two so far :)

Here's the first one....

Stamps: Holly Girl
Paper: Crumb cake, gumball green, real red, white, Carta Bella Merry & Bright DP
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Copics, circle Nesties, mft first place award ribbon die, pti holly die, dimensionals

Monday, November 12, 2012

Holiday Wreaths

Hello :)

I'm off today and I plan on doing nothing but hangin' out in my craft room :)

I had quite a bit of stampy time this past weekend with the weather being COLD I had no desire to go very far. So glad we got the shopping and errands done last weekend.

Yesterday I was inspired to finally get a wreath made after seeing my Paper Player teammates....Nance Leedy.
She made a GORGEOUS fall coloured leaf wreath.

Now I don't have any of those fancy dies to make rosettes so this took me quite sometime.
I cut the large outside papers 6" x 12" and scored every 1/2". Taped four of them together to create the large base.
The smaller rosettes were made with 2" x 12" strips(taping two together).
I cut some white snowflakes using the MFT snowflake die and added a SU! button and linen thread. The sentiment is from MFT's Seasonal Sentiments. I am LOVING this set!!! Gorgeous fonts and sentiments. Found some fun rhinestone flourishes in my stash. I always admire when Beate uses things like this!
Taking a picture was a challenge and finally decided to take a picture off the wall and hang it there....lol
The colours are off a bit. This is Old Olive and Real Red.
Here is a close up of the details.....Think you can see the colours better here :)
While I created mine Chloe came in and asked if she could make something.
This is what she created. Turned out pretty!
Her Marina Mist paper was cut 3" x 12" and scored every 1/2". Two pieces taped together to create her wreath.
She used the MFT snowflake die and addes some Stardust Stickles.
Again the sentiment comes from MFT's Seasonal Sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by today!