Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Mother's Day - FS325


Last weekend I created about 6 different Mother's Day cards for my co-workers who requested them last week.
This was one of them.

I had played along with the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS and cased Pattie's card here.
Stamp is from Verve's Because of You.
Dies are from MFT.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's Crunch Time

Gosh, I don't know about you but I'm in a little bit of a pinch with summer clothes....lol
As much as I like to buy new ones each year I always shop near the end of the season for deals and those that I can wear next summer. We usually go to Vegas in August and by the time we get home to Calgary and back to work my summer attire usually gets shelved. I have so many new skirts and shorts that I bought last year on vacation that MAY be a little tight after the winter. It's time for me to get in shape and lose those few extra pounds :)
That's why I pulled out this old MFT set called Let's Get Physical to create a card for the MFT sketch last week.
This week doesn't look to be AS busy as last thank goodness and I hope to have some time in the evening to either go for a walk around the pond or out for a family bike ride!! 
Hearing that the forecasat could be iffy with rain/wet snow mix a couple of days :(  Oh well we need the moisture!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Feeling Sassy - SSSC183

Happy Happy Happy Sunday!!!

What a productive weekend we have had here in the Easton house :)
Yard work done....check
BBQ cleaned....check
Out cruising in the Camaro....check

Hope you are enjoying your weekend as well!

Today Karen has a fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch for us!

I'm really into the soft pastels lately. Moving onto pinks!
Stamps: Feeling Sassy; Cardstock: White, Pretty in Pink, EP Bundle of Joy dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Fishtail Banner Dies, MFT Scallop Dies, Pink Rhinestones, Sewing, Dimensionals

Ready to see the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team?



Friday, April 26, 2013

It's a funny thing...

Spring is HERE! Yes!

First time I had my flip flops on this year :)
Mowed my back lawn this afternoon and enjoyed a soda on the back deck! Life is good!

This morning while out doing some errands I popped into my LSS to pick up some white paper and a few other things that just happened to fall into my basket ;)

I created this card below for the Freshly Made Sketch #83 using some sweet Echo Park paper called Bundle of Joy.
Sentiment is from MFT's Vertical Greetings II.
I REALLY need to get a battery for my Rebel....even editing this in Photoshop it still isn't as crisp. Guess I'll need to run out again!
Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Big Birthday Wishes - STB15

Ready to play along with the Seize The Birthday Challenge?

This week we are being sponsored by SK Digis.

Be sure to stop by the STB blog to find out all the details ;)

This is what I created with Silly Monster. Isn't he cute with his one big tooth? hehe!
Don't forget to visit the rest of the team and show them some love :)


Stacey Schafer

Happy Birthday - DS99

Well this is MY Friday!
YEAH!

I can't wait to get home and enjoy my three day weekend :)

This time I plan to do a LOT of stamping!!!

Today Jen has a wonderful Deconstructed Sketch #99!
I created this little cutie card using sweet MFT images.
Ugh I really need to pick up a new battery for my Canon Rebel....this Olympus just isn't cutting it. I didn't realize that it wasn't CRISP until now. Bummer.
Ready to see what the rest of the DT have created?



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Get Well Soon - CAS

Sunday afternoon when I was finally able to sit down in my craft room I had a chance to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS. This is another challenge I love to participate in each week. A few years back when I was lucky enough to be chosen as the Featured Stamper, I remember how excited I was to see so many of my cards being cased. Ever since that day, I've tried to play along weekly.
This week the lucky lady was Robin and the card that helped inspire my card can be found HERE.
I've used some Taylored Expressions stamps and dies to create this CAS card.

Stamps: Oops A DaisyPaper: White, Pink Pirouette, Choc ChipInk: Memento Rich Cocoa,Accessories: Copics, Taylored Expressions Oops A Daisy Die, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Rhinestones, Taylored Expressions Elegant Butterfly Die, Dimensionals


Monday, April 22, 2013

Swinging By With a Birthday Hi :)


Good Monday Morning :)

Is it Friday yet? LOL!
This past weekend I hardly had any inky time in my craft room :(
I did have a chance on Saturday afternoon to create this card for the MFT Sketch #120 Challenge.

Spring SHOULD be here and I know that the golf courses were open for maybe a day or two. If we can have some nice rain showers rather than snow showers I may get out my clubs out soon! 

I chose this nice soft pretty designer paper from Echo Park's Sweet Day as a starting point.
Image and sentiment(on the inside) are from MFT's WTG Plays Golf.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Life Happens Over Coffee

Gosh I can't believe it's been a week since I have gotten inky!!!

Work has been CRAZY busy! 
So much going on, changes happening and I seem to be smack in the middle! LOL!

This morning after Chloe and I took Snickers to the groomers I needed to try and get my mojo going. So I popped over to the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog and also the Freshly Made Sketches as a starting point.

The Dynamic Duos Challenge #49 is Basic Black and Basic Grey with a dessert option of masculine.
I am in need of a birthday card for someone at work who is a heavy coffee drinker. I think he visits Tim Horton's 3 times during our work day! 
My layout comes from the Freshly Made Sketch #82.
Stamps are from Verve's Better With You.
I stamped the coffee stains off once on a piece a paper.

Stamps: Better With You; Cardstock: White, Basic Black, Basic Grey, SU retired DP; Inks: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Sewing, Dimensionals

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thank You


Last weekend while I still had the great MFT Pretty Poppies out on my table I decided to create one more quick CAS card.
Pretty simple but I like how it came out :)

I hope to find a little bit of stamping time this weekend. So much on the agenda and if I can't squeeze in a wee bit of time....I may go insane! LOL!

Stamps: Pretty PoppiesPaper: Crumb Cake, Whisper WhiteInk: MFT snocone, SU lucky limeade, MFT black licorice, SU pool partyAccessories: CB modern wallpaper embossing folder, Pool party twine, poppies and leaves dienamics, MFT tag die, black stickles, dimensionals



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fishing You - STB14


This week we are being sponsored by


Here's the sketch we are working with for a feminine card.

Here is my sample:
I used the super cute Goldfish digi.
Isn't she a cutie with those big eyes?!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the team and show them some love :)


Stacey Schafer

Thanks So Very Much - DS98

Happy Thursday!

Are you ready for a new Deconstructed Sketch?

Here is my sample for today.
I used a super sweet set for Verve called Making a Statement. 
Ready to see what the rest of the DT have created?




Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sorry I Missed Your Birthday

I realized last week that I missed one of my co-workers birthdays and well...that just can't happen! Now that everyone knows I create cards I think it's necessary and expected that they receive one. Don't you agree?
I think this card would make a fabulous Mother's Day card as well!
Stamps and dies are from Taylored Expressions set called Oops A Daisy. 
Cute eh?
I used the Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder on the Lemon cardstock. Flowers were stamped in Memento ink and coloured with a few different copics and then die cut. 
Speaking of Mother's Day I have a few card orders already! Best get on those this weekend :)

Thanks for stopping by!
See you tomorrow with my Deconstructed Sketch and also Seize The Birthday challenge cards.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Birthday - FS323

Sunday I always try to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS. It gets my mojo going!
What do you do to get inspired?

This is the card I cased of Lin's here.
Once again I pulled out the MFT Pretty Poppies set and matching dies. 
Cannot.Get.Enough.
Stamps: Pretty PoppiesPaper: White, Raspberry RippleInk: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, SnoConeAccessories: MFT Poppies and Leaves dienamics, Black Stickles, Dimensionals

Monday, April 15, 2013

You're My Best Friend - SSSC182

I totally flaked when it came to my Sweet Sunday Sketch card for yesterday.
Sorry!
Below is my sample for this sketch:
I stepped out of my comfort zone again and sponged the edges a bit using MFT Kraft Ink.
Stamps: Complimentary GreetingsPaper: Vanilla, MME dpInk: MFT kraftAccessories: Circle nesties, pearls, sponges, MFT royal roses, MFT royal leaves, dimensionals

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Attitude!

Sorry everyone! I'll be a little late with my Sweet Sunday Sketch!

Hello :)

Last night when I was trying to take pictures of my cards I realized that my battery for my Rebel is not keeping a charge. Total bummer.
I'll have to get myself a new one but in the meantime I used my little old Olympus to snap a picture of this little cutie pie.
I created this card using the Freshly Made Sketch #81 and the Dynamic Duos Challenge #48 of Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie.
I stamped the MFT Darling Dots in Bashful Blue Craft Ink to create my background.
I'm sort of sad to see this colour retire from SU!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Birthday 2 You - FMS81

Happy Saturday!
I'm really looking forward to being home all weekend doing absolutely nothing....
besides STAMPING of course!

I was able to sneak into my craft room last night and create this quick CAS card for the Freshly Made Sketch.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Pink Core'dinations, Doodle Bug DPInk: Pink Passion, BlackAccessories: MFT Party Banner, Oval Nesties, Dimensionals, Pearls




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Let's Celebrate - STB #13

LOL! When I created my cards for both challenges today I had no idea I used the same set! 
I always create ahead of time, photograph and write my posts up.
As I gathered everything for my Seize The Birthday post I realized that I created two completely different looking cards with this MFT set. 

Today the Seize The Birthday team are working with this sketch below for a masculine card.


This is what I created :)
Don't forget to visit the rest of the team and show them some love :)


Stacey Schafer


I am out of town until tomorrow evening but will definitely catch up with everyone this weekend!

Let's Celebrate - DS97

Good Day!
Are you ready for a new Deconstructed Sketch?

This week's I've gone bright!
Makes me feel Springy!
Want to see what the rest of the DT have created?
Of course you do ;)



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A Poppy In The Hand

Sunday evening after dinner I sat down to clean up my stamp room from the mess I'd created earlier in the day. I don't know about you but I sometimes I feel MORE creative when I walk into stamps, inks and cardstock all over my desk!
So instead of cleaning I got busy in another way creating this CAS card.
Using the MFT SnoCone ink I stamped the script from the Pretty Poppies set. Then stamped the poppies in Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobbler. Some black stickles were added to the poppy center.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Happy Birthday - Dynamic Duos #47


The Dynamic Duos have a pretty colour combo for us this week :)
Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler Challenge #47
The cool thing about the Dynamic Duos team is that you don't have to use EXACT colours..
Even though I have a lot of Pool Party I decided to use the MFT SnoCone which is a little lighter in colour but just as pretty!

Stamps: Pretty PoppiesPaper: White, Cherry Cobbler, SnoConeInk: Cherry CobblerAccessories: Taylored Expressions Quatrefoil Cutting Plate, Taylored Expressions Elegant Butterflies, MFT border die, White Satin Ribbon, Hot glue gun

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Congrats, You Nailed It!

Gosh time has totally gotten away from me lately.
I don't like it :(

I miss the days when I could stamp EVERY single night after work.
Now I'm just too tired or traveling during the week.
Total bummer!

Yesterday I worked on my DT stuff for this coming week and then I had a little time to just play with some stamps that have not been inked yet!
This is a cute a la mode called Polished to Perfection from MFT.
I used their MFT sketch #118 from Wednesday for the layout.
Stamps: Polished To PerfectionPaper: White, SnoCone, Doodlebug DPInk: Memento black, Black licoriceAccessories: Circle nesties, White sparkly candy dots, Copics, stickles, sewing, dimensionals



Friday, April 5, 2013

You Make a Difference In My Life

Happy FRIDAY!

Wow this short work week sure felt like it was dragging until yesterday's trip out of town.
Today should go quickly as I have a few of my stores to visit. Makes the time pass MUCH more quickly than staying put in one place all day long ;)

Since I had Monday off I was able to play along with the newest Mojo Monday Sketch right away!
Love that! 
Best thing is that it's a contest week as it was beginning of the month!
I'd LOVE to win some Verve goodness but I didn't just play along because I hoped to win.
Nope.
I just love Verve! LOL!
Stamps: Bloom & GrowPaper: White, SnoCone, EP Sweet Girl DPInk: Black, Lucky Limeade, Primrose PetalsAccessories: Verve Elegant Leaves, Verve Floral Circles, Button, Twine, Corner Chomper, Embossing Folder Honeycomb, Rhinestones, Oval Nesties, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wishing You The Happiest Of Days - STB12

Welcome to another week of Seize The Birthday Sketches!
As stated in my first post today....I'm heading out of town for work but I'll catch up with everyone as soon as I can  :)

This week it's all about the girls!!

Here is what I created with the sketch this week.
I used a mix of company products.
Flower Dies from PTI
Leaf die from Verve
Sentiment, Scallop die and Fishtail Banner die from MFT
Don't forget to visit the rest of the team and show them some love :)


Stacey Schafer