Friday, November 29, 2013

Happiness is...

I just adore this new PI Warm Winter!
She's SO cute!!
Making unusual colour themed holiday cards is always fun! I've had my fill of red and green....for a bit ;)
Cardstock colours: White, Banana Split, SnoCone, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: PI Warm Winter, Large Scale Backgrounds
Inks: Sno Cone, Black, Copics
This was the SCS sketch.


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dear Santa - DS128

Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
Actually this week we are playing along with last week as it's American Thanksgiving :)
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends. Enjoy your day!
I went super duper simple this week and used a new stamp set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps called Hello December
Oh my gosh....the cutest sentiments in this set....hehe!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I had a little time to stamp another holiday card before heading to work. 
Love working the later shifts sometimes!

I combined the CAS challenge on SCS with the MFT sketch #151 and the Dynamic Duos Challenge #80.


Stamps: Snowflake Splendor, Grand backgroundsPaper: Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, WhiteInk: Raspberry RippleAccessories: MFT Poinsettia Die, Rhinestones, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Dimensionals

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Believe In Magic - SSSC198

Are you ready for another WONDERFUL sketch?!
This week there is a fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch for you. Check it out!
I was super excited to get a new snowman stamp from MFT last week! Isn't this Happy Heart Snowman a cutie pie?

ETA: Snowman hat coloured with G20, G21, G24
Ready to see the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

This World...

Hello :)

Work has been crazy the past few days and it's only going to get busier with the holidays fast approaching!
It's all good though.
Downside is that I am exhausted when I get home from work and don't have the creative energy to stamp :(

Here is a card I created using some MFT stamps and the emboss resist technique.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thank You For The Gift - DS128

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I love making thank you cards for all the wonderful gifts we exchange each year. It's time to get those started now. Trying to do them after Christmas is crazy! Better to be prepared, right?
This time I used some PTI dies and stamps to create my card.
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You Are Never Too Old To Be A Rockstar

Hello!

Last week Jen from Reverse Confetti posted a new Color Challenge that runs for a couple of weeks. Being that I'm challenged with gray I decided I must play along ;)
The layout comes from the CAS(E) this Sketch #54.
For the horizontal element I stamped some dots from the Whole Lotta Dots and the sentiment was layered up using  Inner Rockstar.

Stamps: Inner Rockstar, Whole Lotta DotsPaper: White, Enchanted EveningInk: Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Going GrayAccessories: MFT die, Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Have a Holly Jolly Season

Good Morning!

Thanks to everyone who played along with the SCS TLC that I hosted yesterday!
It was fun seeing all of the wonderful creations!

Last weekend I created the card below after receiving my last MFT order.
Love the wood background! I am going to be using that a lot!
Thanks for looking!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Wreath Building

Hello!

It's back to work for me today!

On a positive note....

Come see what I'm up to today on Splitcoast Stampers.





Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sweet Sunday Sketch #197

Hello :)

Last week we were out of town in Montana and I was unable to play along with Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch.

Luckily this week I was able to make two cards using the sketch below.
First up was the super cute PI Holly Girl .
Stamps: PI Holly GirlPaper: White, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Recollections City Sidewalks dpInk: Memento blackAccessories: MFT flag dies, Circle Nesties, Copics, Red stickles, Dimensionals

Then on Friday I played along with the SCS Free 4 All Challenge of birthday cards so I created another card for Karen's sketch too!
Stamps: Birthday Sentiments, Splendid SunflowersPaper: White, Choc chip, Daffodil DelightInk: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Lucky LimeadeAccessories: Splendid Sunflower Dies, Twine, Button, Spots and Dots embossing folder, MFT first place award ribbon die

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Can Always Count On You. Thanks

Happy Saturday!

I've been stuck in a little bit of a stamping rut the last couple of weeks. Not a bad rut but one that had me focused on holiday cards, many of which were red and green. 
So yesterday I posted a note on FB asking people to give me some colour ideas.
First person to post was Katherine Cosimano with dark brown, light grey and bright turquoise.

That colour combo had me hyperventilating....seriously.
Grey? I never use grey or VERY rarely.
BUT I did ask for some help and I'm not one to back down to a challenge ;)

I pulled out some Reverse Confetti stamps and made a card for my husband!
He's always been so supportive and someone I can count on day in and day out.

Stamps: Arrows 'n Elements, Count Your RainbowsPaper: White, Temp Turq, Choc Chip, GreyInk: Going Grey, Temp Turquoise, Choc ChipAccessories: MFT tag die, Twine, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals

Friday, November 15, 2013

Merry Christmas To All

Hello :)

Three more days of vacation....ahhhh!
We are supposed to get snow again this weekend. That would be the fourth weekend in a row that it has snowed. Yuck.
On a positive note....it always melts here in two days because of the 70km/hr winds that Lethbridge experiences on almost a daily basis. That's about 43 miles/hr ;)
When we first moved here people told me that you pretty much have to tie things down on your deck. They were NOT kidding....lol

Yesterday while my cabbage rolls were in the oven I snuck into my craft room and made several cards.
Normally when I follow a sketch I take them literally.
This time I switched it up a bit and stepped out of my comfort zone. I know people always say that a sketch is a starting point I just hope I didn't step too far out. 
You can recognize it right?
I actually really like how this came out....sort of fun and funky!
Stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: Wonderful Words HolidaysPaper: White, Real Red, Wild WasabiInk: Real RedAccessories: PTI dies, MFT dies, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Merry Christmas - DS127

Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
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Loving this CAS layout!
You can dress it up or go simple as I've done here.
I created my wreath with a bunch of MFT snowflake dies and layering them on one another until I was happy with the result. A few rhinestones, jingle bells and twine finish it off. 
This colour combo is another fave of my this year!
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Merry & Bright

Happy Wednesday!
Gosh I'm half way through my vacation. To be honest it hasn't felt like much of a vacation the past couple of days.
Oh well. 
Yesterday I made nearly 100 potato and cheddar perogies and I still have a little more to go today before I start my sauerkraut and bacon perogies. THOSE are my fave!

After I finished for the day yesterday I sat down to create a quick CAS card for two SCS challenges.
1. Try A New Technique - revisited paper piecing
2. CAS - Frosty & Festive - inspiration photo

Of course I couldn't help but use the super cute snowman again from MFT.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Snocone, Recollections City Sidewalks dpInk: Memento blackAccessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Copics

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hello :)

Ok so my plan for stamping like crazy this week needs to be put on hold for a few days....lol
Yesterday I went grocery shopping and bought all the stuff I need to make perogies and cabbage rolls for the holidays. This really is the best time for me to do them and freeze 'em up for the holiday season.
I have a feeling that we'll be doing a little entertaining since we've moved.
We're all making new friends and it's a good thing if we're prepared for company!

The card below was created for the Paper Players Challenge last week.
Mark another masculine card off my Christmas list!
Stamps and dies are from Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: In The MeadowPaper: White, Crumb CakeInk: Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, Real Red, White SnowAccessories: PTI In The Meadow Dies, Sponges, Dimensionals

Monday, November 11, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes - MFT sketch #149

Hello!

Friday night while out for dinner we decided to hop in the truck and head down to Montana for the weekend.
This time we brought Snickers along and I was much more relaxed knowing she was fine. No stressing about her at a kennel!

I am on vacation all this week! Yeah!

I haven't stamped since last week but I'll make up for it in the next few days ;)
This was last week's MFT sketch:
Those of you that visit me often know my love of snowmen is huge!
Anytime I can ink one up it makes me happy!
This time I used Holiday Hugs Snomwan from MFT.
Still having the Wild Wasabi and Real Red on my table I decided to use those again rather than getting off my chair....yeah I'm that lazy sometime! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Ornaments of Life - MFT sketch #148

Happy Friday!

Vacation time! Although I'm not going too far it will be nice to relax and do a few things around the house that I've been putting off....lol

Yesterday I played catch up on a few challenges around blogland.
The first one was last week's MFT sketch #148.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE making holiday cards! Snowmen are a fave of mine!

I stamped the polka dots from Large Scale Backgrounds by MFT in Versamark and now wish I'd have clear embossed them. Darn. LOL.
The snowman was coloured with copics.
I finally cracked open my package of Blueprints 7 dienamics for the sentiment layer.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holly Jolly Christmas - DS126

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Just this week I'd received my last PTI order. With Christmas right around the corner and a small fundraiser that I want to do at work, I figured I'd order a few simple stamp sets.
This Mistletoe & Holly set is perfect!
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!



Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Holidays

Happy Monday!

Three more days and I'm on VACATION again! Yeah!

I have no real plans other than to do some of my holiday baking and cooking. 
I'll freeze my cookies, cabbage rolls and perogies. 
Well I'm sure I'll eat a few too ;)

I haven't stamped in nearly a week! Yikes!

This was another card I created for the Paper Players Challenge the previous week.
I love this Poinsettia die from MFT! Makes such quick and easy cards.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Season's Greetings PP169

Good Morning!

Last Monday I was off and lucky enough to get in a little crafty time!

I was going for more of a masculine holiday card. Not sure I pulled it off after adding the bells and bow....lol
I really love to emboss with Clear EP on black cardstock!