Monday, December 31, 2012

Good-bye 2012 Hello 2013

Wow I can't believe 2012 is coming to an end!

This year has been full of happiness for our house.
One of the highlights was a visit from my parents in June. It'd been 5 years since we'd last seen my dad and Chloe had grown a lot. I'm sure they were thrilled at what a beautiful young lady she has become :)
Some other highs were our vacations as a family, adopting Bogan and Redneck(budgies) from the humane society and Snickers getting healthy!

Each year I like to look back at some of my favourite cards. 
Sometimes it is hard to choose. Sometimes what I think are great cards others are not so interested. LOL! 

From January....
A Verve Card

A MFT Card

From February...
A Verve Card

From March...
A SU! Card

A MFT Card

From April...
A Verve Card

A PTI and MFT Card

From May...
A PTI Card

A Verve Card

From June...
A SU! Card

A Verve and MFT Card

From July...
MFT Cards
and

From August...
More MFT Cards
and

From September...
A MFT Card

A Taylored Expressions Card

From October...
A Verve Card

A TCP Card

From November...
Some MFT Cards
and

From December...
A PTI Card

A Verve Card

Thanks for having a look back at some of my favourite cards with me!
I have SEVERAL more that I love too...lol

Thanks for always visiting or emailing me. I appreciate your support and look foward to sharing more with you next year!!

Best wishes to you all for a Happy & Healthy 2013!
Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Shape Up 2013

Hello :)

Yesterday I slept in until 6:09 am....first time I've slept past 4:30 in weeks!
I thought I'd have a ton of time to stamp but with cleaning, laundry, errands and taking Chloe shopping to Lululemon I ran out of time :(

I did however have some time to create a card for the MFT Guest Designer January sketch.
2013 IS going to be my year to Shape Up! That treadmill will no longer collect dust and I'll drag Chloe and Brian down to get on the elliptical while I run/walk. Together as a family we will get fit!
Stamps: Let's Get Physical
Paper: White, Pool Party, Teresa Collins Tell Your Story DP
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: Copics, MFT fishtail Flag dies, MFT By the Numbers Die, MFT mini file tab die, Sewing, Dimensionals

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thanks a Bunch

Good Saturday Morning!

Any big plans this weekend?
I'm off for the next four days and going to enjoy it with my family :)

Since the holidays are almost over I'm in need of some thank you cards. Both for my birthday and Christmas. I don't often mass produce but IF I did then then card would be wonderful to use.
I cased a card by Lynn here
Knowing instantly what stamps I would use from Verve!
The Bloom & Grow set is perfect, right?
Such a simple CAS design that's perfect for mailing.
Stamps: Bloom & Grow
Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Black
Accessories: Rhinestones

Friday, December 28, 2012

It's a Funny Thing...

Happy Friday!

I am really looking forward to my 4 day weekend!
Other than taking Chloe BACK to the mall to finish spending her Christmas money I plan on stamping most of it!
I really need to clean my craft room too...it's a disaster!

Here is a card I created for Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #82 from last week.
Since I still had the Teresa Collins paper on my desk along with the MFT Vertical Greetings II....

Stamps: Vertical Greetings II
Paper: White, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Teresa Collins Tell Your Story dp
Ink: black
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding, MFT scallop die, SU pool party twine, SU button, Sewing, Dimensionals, Vertical Greetings II die, Corner Chomper

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Best Things in Life

Good Thursday morning!

Wow it feels like a Monday after being home for two days....lol
The nice thing is that I work the next two days and then have four more in a row off!
Love it!

It was a super long day yesterday with getting up early to watch a little bit of Canada playing in the World Juniors then taking Chloe Boxing Day shopping. Madness I tell you!
I got my hockey fix with watching the Juniors in the morning and then the Spengler Cup in the early evening!

In between all that I created a couple more cards using the Teresa Collins designer paper that was in my stocking :)
This one is for the MFT sketch #104.

In 2012 I played along with all the MFT sketches...they are always fantastic!
The sketch was a square card but for mailing purposes I changed it to a 4.25 x 5.5 standard size.
Oh and I also rotated it :)
Stamps: Vertical Greetings II
Paper: White, Peach Parfait, Teresa Collins Tell Your Story DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Sewing, Dimensionals, Washi Tape

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

May Your Life Be Like A....

Good morning!

Hopefully you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday!
Ours was nice, quiet and relaxing.
So much fun, laughter and food!
This morning I'm taking Chloe Boxing Day shopping.
Yikes! Hopefully she'll find some amazing deals and not get frustrated with all the people and line ups.

Yesterday while my family played with their new toys I snuck into my stamp room to play with some of mine!
Brian put a bunch of new crafting goodies in my stocking and this Teresa Collins Tell Your Story DP was one of them. He also got me the matching Washi tape but I didn't use it on this card....can't wait to try it out though!
This card uses the Mojo Monday Sketch #273 and a sweet Verve set called Feel The Sun.
Stamps: Feel The Sun
Paper: Pool Party, Black, White, Teresa Collins Tell Your Story DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, Pool Party Seam Binding, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wishing You a Joyous Season!!!

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday!
Best wishes from my house to yours!

Layout is from the MFT sketch #103.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dance Sing Live Mojo272

Can you believe it? Only two more sleeps until Christmas.
It's this time of year that I start getting bummed about it.
So much hype and excitement leading up to the big day and then it's over :(
I love the holidays, the music, the decorations and I love gifting.
After the holidays when we take the tree down and put away all my snowmen until next year it just seems so bare and boring. Plus we still have another few months of winter where we are....sort of depressing....lol
I'll dream of warm weather, sunshine and green grass!

I hope that you're ready for Christmas and that you're able to spend it with loved ones!

Still no stamping for me. 
I'm hoping on Christmas Eve afternoon to finish up work early enough to sneak into my stamp room for a bit though!!! Can't wait!

Here is a card I created using the Mojo sketch from last week.
I varied it a bit by not using three elements in the center panel.
Instead I chose to use a sentiment that had three small verses to it. ;)

Stamps: Blessings
Paper: White, EP Happy Day dp
Ink: Black
Accessories: Sewing, Pool Party Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thank You For The Gift

Good Friday morning!

This is my hump day....half way through my work week! Yeah!
The last time I stamped was Monday and it feels like an eternity ago. Sad eh?
Joan had a challenge on SCS called an Inchie on a Tw-inchie.
I don't own any inchie stamps so I cut a 1 inch square and popped up a snowman from the In The Meadows Die Set by PTI.
Stamps: In The Meadows Silhouettes
Paper: White, Island Indigo, Carta Bella merry & bright dp
Ink: Island Indigo
Accessories: In the Meadows dies, dimensionals

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Given Enough Caffeine...

Happy Thursday!

This card is so me this week with my early morning work days!
I created this on Monday using the Mojo 272 sketch and a fave Verve set called Better With You.
I've used a fun pattern from the Carta Bella Merry & Bright Christmas pack.
Stamps: Better With You
Paper: White, Crumb Cake, Carta Bella Merry & Bright DP
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: Copics, Heart Die from Verve, Pure Poppy Ribbon, Sewing, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Let's Celebrate YOU

Good morning!
Normally I'd be excited for Hump Day because it's half way through the work week....well not for me....lol
Hump Day will be about Saturday for me this week :(

Earlier this year we broke into teams at work. It's the best way I can explain it.
Anyway, I started a tradition of giving this sweet PI girl as a birthday card to anyone who has a birthday on my team.
Here is one I created using last week's MFT sketch #102.
I paper pieced her dress and added a bit of sparkle to the balloon with a spica pen but you can't see it in the picture....sorry!
Stamps: Birthday Girl
Paper: White, Island Indigo, MME A Mother's Love dp
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: Copics, MFT fishtail banner die, dimensionals
I'm also linking this card up to a new challenge blog that Lesley has created called Seize The Birthday.
Challenges will begin in January! Right now they are having a linky party to get the word out. I'm looking forward to playing along in 2013!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

You Make Every Day a Happy One SSSC174

Hello!

Well I'm starting my 7 day stretch at work....yuck!
I'm not sure how much stamping I'll get in over the next seven days but I did have some stampy time Sunday and Monday where I created a few things to share :)

This card was for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #174.
I didn't have time to create with the team so I'm playing catch up!
Stamps: Complimentary Greetings from MFT
Paper: White, Kraft, MME Be Happy Dp
Ink: Black
Accessories: MFT Plentiful Petals, MFT Mini Tab dies, MFT Scallop Die, Sewing, Dimensionals

Monday, December 17, 2012

I love you...

Hello and Happy Monday :)

It's my last day off until Christmas!
I plan to spend it stamping away!

I had a very productive weekend shopping and crafting. 

Here is a card I created yesterday for last week's Mojo 271.
I used a sweet set called Hundred Hearts from Verve and also some of my fave Echo Park Paper from last year called Yours Truly.
Stamps: Hundred Hearts
Paper: White, Basic Grey, EP Yours Truly DP
Ink: Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: MFT scallop die, Circle Nesties, Sewing, White Organza, Dimensionals

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Happy Holidays - Snowflakes

Hello!

Gosh it feels like it's been forever that I stamped!
The first part of the week I was down and out each night with this cold and the later part of the week I was busy with work.
Luckily, I'm on a three day weekend!
Today I will stamp. Yes.I.Will.

Today the Paper Players have a fun Snowflake Challenge!
For my card I went a little more masculine in the colours and design.
I embossed a black piece of cardstock with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. 
My snowflake was created with a MFT die and then embossed with SU! detailed gold embossing powder. Love that stuff but don't use it nearly enough! The sentiment was embossed in gold and is from Verve.
This card uses the Freshly Made Sketch from this week and also the Dynamic Duos Challenge colours of gold and black.
I do hope you'll play along with us this week and upload your snowflake card to the Paper Players Blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 14, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

Good Morning!

We've been having kind of crummy weather lately. It's cold or snowy or both....lol
I miss the days of green grass and warm sunshine :(

That's why I decided to create this card last weekend. I think it was something like -29C with the windchill....brrrrrrrr eh?
Stamps: Being Cute Is What I Do, The Great Outdoors
Paper: White, Black, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin, Purples, Marina Mist, So Saffron
Ink: Black
Accessories: Copics, Felt, MFT flat bottom clouds, MFT picket fence die, MFT fresh cut grass die, MFT butterfly die, MFT First Place Award Ribbon Die, MFT Rainbow Die, Dimensionals, Corner Chomper

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Look Who's Turning 65!

Today is my Mom's 65th birthday!

Happy Birthday Mom!!

This is a card I created for Chloe to send to her. Hoping she receives it today!
I used the MFT sketch #100 for the layout.
Stamps: Being Cute is What I Do, By The Numbers
Paper: White, Pacific Point, MME Playdate dp
Ink: Memento black
Accessories: copics, by the numbers die, mft scallops, white candy dots, sewing, dimensionals