Sunday, December 27, 2015

Dance In the Rain

Hello!

I hope that you had an enjoyable Christmas and were able to spend it with your loved ones.
Ours was quiet as always with just the three of us and the animals :)
Yesterday we did a little Boxing Day shopping but the only thing we walked away with were toys for Oreo....lol
Didn't see anything we really wanted or needed.

I'm hoping today to get in my craft room and start on some nice spring cards! I know we are only in our first week of winter but I'm ready to create something other than snowy cards. How about you?

Here is a card I created a couple of weeks ago for the Freshly Made Sketch. This card was chosen as a fave :)
Stamps and dies are from Reverse Confetti and also MFT.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Peace

Hello!

Gosh can you believe we are only a week away from Christmas?! 
I haven't bought ONE present yet...yikes!

This year has been so hectic! 
I'll be that last minutes shopper next week after work....lol

This morning I dropped Oreo off at the vet to be spayed.
The house was super quiet so I decided to go create one last(I hope) Christmas card.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch #217 and combined it with the Ways to Use It Challenge on SCS - Bring on the Bling.
This is a SU! only card.

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath Paper: White, Real Red, Mossy Meadow Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Real Red Accessories: Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Red Stickles, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Adventure Awaits

Hi!

How about a little change up from all the holiday cards?

One of my assistants is leaving the company tomorrow to move onto a totally different job working for Alberta Health Services. Sounds like a great opportunity and I wanted to wish him luck in his new adventure!
I know how hard it is to make a change and for him he's been with us for 10+ years. Scary and exciting at the same time!

This is a card I created for him using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and some cute Reverse Confetti stamps/dies.

Stamps: My WorldPaper: White, BlackInk: Black, Daffodil Delight, Distress MarkersAccessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, My World Die, Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Let It Snow

Oh boy! 
December sure popped up quickly!
I can't believe we are a little more than 3 weeks until Christmas!!!
We put our tree up and finished decorating it last night.

Last week my card was chosen on the Paper Players blog for a sketch #272 they had posted.
Super excited to be recognized since I haven't had a lot of stampy time lately.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas Cuteness

Well winter has finally arrived here and it's the first really chilly morning. BRRRR!
It isn't going to stay this cold but I'm not convinced that Mother Nature is going to be as kind to us as last year. We got REALLY lucky last year and hardly had any snow and it was fairly warm. 
I don't mind the cold as much as the snow. It's pretty to look at but not to shovel....lol

Here are a couple of snowman cards I created using the super cute MFT set called Christmas Cuteness.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Distress Inks, Memento BlackAccessories: MFT Snow Drifts Die, Copics, White EP, Versamark, Dimensionals
Stamps: Christmas CutenessPaper: White, Soft Sky, Gumball GreenInk: Memento black, Soft Sky, Old Olive, OrangeAccessories: Aqua Painter, Hills Die, Tree Line Die, Christmas Cuteness Dies, Stickles, Dimensionals, Mat pack and Paper piercer

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Have a Holly Jolly Season

So far this fall I've created dozens of holiday cards to give to friends, family and co-workers. My biggest issue is actually addressing and mailing. Anyone else have that problem? 
Mailing cards is getting so expensive. At least in Canada anyway. All of my cards are typically way more than the average stamp. Usually costs about $2 a card. Not an issue really but it means a trip INTO the post office to have them weighed. No more just throwing a 1.00 stamp on them and going into the mail :(

Here is another card I created using a Freshly Made Sketch #208 from October.
I think this one will be hand delivered ;)
Stamps: Grand Holiday GreetingsPaper: White, Kraft, Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil DelightInk: BlackAccessories: Sewing, MFT Poinsettia Dies, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Merry & Bright

Wow!
I bet you thought I gave up blogging. No, I just haven't had a lot of spare time to create.
I do have some cards to share that I've made over the past month or so.

I did have a week of vacation at the beginning of November but that week was spent creating cards for a Christmas card class that I held at work for charity. I forgot what it was like teaching to people that have never picked up a stamp before. Was a very interesting but fun evening. One that I've been asked to do again in the new year. What people don't quite understand is what goes into when prepping for something like that. Whew! I do enjoy it though :)

Here is one of the cards we created. It was one that I made for the Paper Players Colour Challenge and also a SCS CAS challenge. Thought it was simple enough to get them started that night.
Stamps: Holly Jolly GreetingsPaper: White, Real Red, Cucumber CrushInk: Crushed CurryAccessories: PTI dies, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Holiday Season

Hello :)

Oh my goodness....did it ever cool off here this weekend....brrrr!

I cracked and let my husband turn the furnace on. Just long enough to take the chill out of the house though.
It's going to warm up again this week and we'll have windows open again :)
That makes me happy!

I was able to get a few stamped cards made this weekend.
This one uses a new stamp set from the SU! Holiday Catty.

LOVE this wreath and can see me using it on a lot of holiday cards this year!

The layout comes from the Freshly Made Sketch.
Stamps: Wondrous WreathPaper: WhiteInk: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Cherry CobblerAccessories: Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Home for the Holidays Enamel Dots, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thank You Thank You Thank You

Happy Fall!

The leaves are changing and the cool air is upon us.
Sure makes sleeping at night nice!

Here is a card I created for two challenges:

Paper Players Create a Fall Scene #263
and 
Freshly Made Sketch #204
I chose to use a MFT stamp set called Out on a Limb. I love that I could colour each of the leaves with my SU markers.

Stamps: Out on a LimbPaper: choc chip, pumpkin pie, whiteInk: Choc chip, Old olive, Pumpkin pie, Ruby red, So saffronAccessories: felt, sewing, dimensionals

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Gosh some days I wish life would SLOW down....just a little ;)

I miss the days that I had energy to get crafty after work.
Maybe I'm working too hard....lol

My SU! card below was created for the Freshly Made Sketch #204 which I flipped so I could use these cool new trees from the Wonderland Stamp Set.
Stamps: WonderlandPaper: White, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Season of Cheer DSPInk: Mossy MeadowAccessories: Sewing, Dimensionals

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Grateful

Hello!

I'm busy playing catch up on my cards.
I often sit down and create a couple at a time but then by time I edit and upload to Splitcoast I've run out of time.

So here is a card from about two weeks ago using the Freshly Made Sketch #203
I stamped the Hardwood background from SU in Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake cardstock.
The leaves are from MFT and I used a variety of SU inks.
Stamps: Fall Foliage, HardwoodPaper: White, Crumb CakeInk: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Crumb CakeAccessories: Twine, MFT leaves die, MFT grateful die, paper piercer, Circle Nestie, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thanks

Good day!

Things are still fairly busy around here and not a lot of happening on my blog.
I apologize!
I have gotten a few emails saying that even though I don't post daily that they enjoy reading my posts through their feeds :)
Thanks!

Here is a card I created using a Freshly Made Sketch #202
The background was made a long time ago and had been collecting dust on my desk.

Stamps: MFT chicken wirePaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Versamark, Distress MarkersAccessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, White EP, Thanks Die, MFT butterfly die, Water brush, Acetate, Dimensionals, Sequins

Saturday, September 12, 2015

You Are So Kind

Hello :)

I've been such a bad blogger again.
It's back to school which means that it's one of my crazy busy times at work.

I have created cards I just haven't had much online time.

Here is a card I created a week or so ago for the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge and the Freshly Made Sketch.
I'm happy to say that it was chosen as one of the favourites for the Paper Players Challenge.

This is a SU only card using a colour I don't think I often reach for but really like.
Stamps: Watercolor WingsPaper: White, Mint MacaronInk: Black, Mint MacaronAccessories: SU embossing Folder, Butterfly Thinlits, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hello :)

Holy cow!
September!
Where did the summer go?! 
It's like a switch was flipped this week and suddenly the trees are starting to change and before I know it, we'll be raking leaves.
I actually enjoy fall and welcome it :)

Here is another card I created using the Freshly Made Sketch #200.
Flower dies are from Taylored Expressions and the Hello die is from AveryElle.
Paper: White, Smoky Slate, MME Just Splendid dp,Accessories: Taylored Expressions Friendship Blooms Die, Taylored Expressions Leafy Branch Die, MFT scallop die, Rhinestones, Sewing, AveryElle Hello Die

Thursday, August 27, 2015

You're Out of This World

Hello!

This has been a crazy week. No free time really :(
Think I need another vacation! LOL!
Lucky for me I still have one more week to take before December!!!

Last Sunday I made a couple of cards using the Freshly Made Sketch #200
This one uses stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti.
I just LOVE this globe die! So many fun sentiments in the set too!

I stamped the dots with one of my fave SU! colours called Strawberry Slush. LOVE the new SU! ink pads....so much better than the old. They are so juicy!
I die cut the globe a few times with different cardstock colours so I could piece it the way I wanted.

Stamps: My World, Background StampsPaper: White, Black, Strawberry Slush, Coastal CabanaInk: Strawberry SlushAccessories: Reverse Confetti, My World Die, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let It Snow

Hello!

Last weekend as I was cleaning up my desk area I came upon this piece of polka dotted cardstock that I made sometime ago. Then I found a piece of watercolour paper that I had distressed a bit too! Do you ever make things and then set them aside? Forget about them? Then it's like Christmas when you find it?! LOL!
I decided I should use those pieces before they were lost yet again ;)
I loved the SU! Holiday catty (that will be available to order from in September).
This Hearth and Home Die is awesome!!!
The stamp set is called Happy Scenes.

Stamps: Happy ScenesPaper: White, Smoky SlateInk: Smoky Slate, Distress Inks,Accessories: SU Hearth and Home Framelits, Dimensionals

Monday, August 24, 2015

Celebrate

Ok seriously....well maybe not....lol but I think this is my last card to share with you using the Smooshing Technique.
I think this is my favourite card that I've made lately.
Chloe helped me decide on the sequins. Originally I wanted to add balloons but then that would cover up the pretty background ;)
Stamps: MFT background diePaper: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Mixed Media paperInk: Distress Inks, VersamarkAccessories: White EP, Acetate, Water spritzer, MFT celebrate die, Sequins

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Paradise Found

Happy Sunday!
Guess what?! Yep another card featuring the smooshing technique!

This one uses Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch again but flipped and also the Paper Players Challenge #258 of Beach Theme.
Stamps: Hula GirlPaper: White, Crumb Cake, Coastal CabanaInk: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Black, Summer SunAccessories: Copics, Acetate, Water, Reverse Confetti Sun Die, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Saturday, August 22, 2015

You Keep Me Anchored

Hi there!

The girls at the Color Throwdown had me stumped last week with the colours!

I thought wow these are so pretty together but every single thing I tried looked horrible.
Then on Sunday I thought I'd give that smooshing technique using acetate a go.
I LOVE that technique and am hooked! You'll see several cards made with it soon :)
I also used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch for my layout.
This card uses a fun MFT die that matches the Go Overboard stamp set.
I gave the anchor three coats of UTEE for a little shine ;)
Stamps: Go OverboardPaper: White, Going Gray, Pacific Point, Cool CaribbeanInk: Pacific Point, Cool Caribbean, VersamarkAccessories: Heat and stick powder, UTEE, Acetate, Spray Bottle, Go Overboard Dies, Pool Party Twine, Vellum, Dimensionals

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thanks

Friday!!! 
For most it likely means the weekend but those of us in retail often work weekends.
That's me! LOL!

Since I still had the supplies on my desk from yesterday's card I decided to use them again for the SCS Free 4 All Challenge - use three dies or three punches on your project.

Again I did a light colour wash onto a couple pieces of mixed media paper and then die cut three butterflies with one of them after it had dried. 
Stamps: Hip NotesPaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Yo Yo Yellow, Tangelo Twist, Strawberry SlushAccessories: Bold Butterfly Framelits, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Black Rhinestones

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Life Is Good

Hello :)

Remember last week when I said that orange, yellow and pink were coming up?
Well here is one card I created for today's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS.

Last Thursday was Leftie day. 
So the challenge was to use the left side of your card as your main focus.
Easy and fun!

I did a light colour wash over a mixed media piece of paper and let it dry. 
Then I die cut some pretty butterflies to match.
Stamps: Remember ThisPaper: White, Watercolour Paper, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Strawberry SlushInk: Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Strawberry Slush, BlackAccessories: Waterbrush, Scallop Die, Bold Butterfly Framelits die, Sewing, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Christmas Wish For You

Hello :)
Made it to Wednesday!
Yeah! Today we are having a BIG BBQ at work to celebrate our newest campaign called 
Feed Everyone.
The weather is supposed to be nice and I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's not windy.
Wind is always an issue in Lethbridge....lol

Here is a card I created for the SCS sketch553 last week.
It's a SU only card that uses all the new goodies from the upcoming holiday catty!
Keywords: SUO Joyful Season SC553Stamps: Joyful SeasonPaper: White, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Moments DSPInk: Cherry Cobbler, Black, Mossy MeadowAccessories: Sewing, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Dimensionals



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Flurry of Warm Christmas Wishes

Hi there!

Today I have a shaker card to share with you that I created with last week's SCS sketch 553.
It's been ages since I created one of these. 
So fun!
This is a SU only card created with goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catty.
The sequins are from the dollar store and I've had them for years.

If you are Canadian and interested in ordering SU from me, please let me know :)
Stamps: Flurry of WishesPaper: White, Midnight Muse, Soft SkyInk: Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, White CraftAccessories: Acetate, Sewing, Sequins, Dimensionals, SU snowflake Punch

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello

Happy Monday!

I'm going to have posts all week! Yeah!
It's been a VERY long time since I could schedule posts for every single day :)

Here is another card I created with the same colour challenge.
Stamps: Garden In BloomPaper: White, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Lucky Limeade, VellumInk: Bermuda Bay, Lucky LimeadeAccessories: Spots and dots embossing folder, PTI die, TE Quatrefoil Cutting Plate, Avery Elle Hello Die, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Special

Happy Sunday!

It's back to work tomorrow. Yippee!
I always have mixed emotions about back to work vs vacation.

I was blessed to have quite a bit of stampy time this past week. More than usual. 

Here is a card I created for Tuesday's Colour Challenge on SCS.
I've been wanting to CASE a card of Laurie's that I saw here for a couple of weeks. Loved the colour blocking and the vellum overlay.
Stamps: Garden In BloomPaper: White, Going Gray, Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade, VellumInk: Bermuda Bay, Lucky Limeade, Going GrayTechniques: Embossing folder, Butterfly dies, Lucky Limeade Twine, Rhinestone, Sewing, Dimensionals

Friday, August 14, 2015

Thanks a Bunch - Mojo410

Well vacation time is almost over and to be honest I'm actually ready to get back to work on Monday.
As much as I loved having crafty time, not going anywhere for vacation sucked.
Boring. Nothing to do in this heat but stay indoors.

I did enjoy making several cards this week :)
Probably the highlight of my time off!

Here is a card I created on Monday using the Mojo sketch.
Julee always has such fun ones!
I used a fabulous Verve set called Bloom & Grow.
Originally I wanted to add Strawberry Slush to this but it just didn't work.
Pink Orange Yellow seemed like a pretty combo(one I used later in the week which you'll see another day).

Stamps: Bloom & GrowPaper: White, Pumpkin Pie, YellowInk: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, BlackAccessories: Verve Floral Circles Die, Verve Elegant Leaves Die, Circle Nesties, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Monday, August 10, 2015

Friendship

ahhhh vacation!

Although I decided not to go to the States like we normally do(the Canadian dollar sucks) I still took a week off work to unwind.
Looking forward to the GREAT weather we are having. In the 30's(90F) most of the week.
Might make a trek out to the mountains or something for a day trip.

I am patiently waiting for my new SU! goodies to arrive on Wednesday!
I signed up again to be a demo to get the discount and paper that I just can't find anywhere anymore. All of the local scrapbooking stores have closed up. Everything is done online these days which is fine EXCEPT when the Canadian dollar is as bad as it is :(

This afternoon I created a card using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and the CAS challenge on SCS(Waves of Colour).
My first interpretation is simple. Waves.
I am working on a more colourful card though ;)
I used a cute Verve stamp set called Text Objects.


Monday, August 3, 2015

{heart} this

Holy cow!
Summer is flying by!
I can't believe it's August already.

Today I had the opportunity to play along with a few challenges!

1. Dare To Get Dirty Challenge
2. Paper Players making a square card
3. Sweet Sunday Sketch

I watercoloured a bit of pink and splatters for the background. The butterfly was created by mixing a few colours on a stamping block, spritzing and then smooshing it on a piece of watercolour paper. Once dry I die cut using a SU! framelit.

Stamps: Hip NotesPaper: White, Pretty In Pink, Watercolour Paper, Smoky SlateInk: Pretty In Pink, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Smoky SlateAccessories: Aqua Painter, Butterfly Framelits, Heart Framelits, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Adventure Awaits

Happy Monday!

Happy 16th Birthday to our daughter 
Chloe!

Today I'm taking her to Edmonton so her and her friend can see the 5 Seconds of Summer concert.
I'm sure they will have a blast!!

Here is a card I created for her last week.
It was for the Ways To Use It Challenge - Reinkers on SCS.
I cased a card I saw on Pinterest here.

I used some fun Reverse Confetti stamps and dies :)

Stamps: My WorldPaper: White, Watercolour PaperInk: Distress Inks, BlackAccessories: Aqua painter, Reverse Confetti Dies

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Color Throwdown #352

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!!

I'm so excited to share that I was the....


This week I'm playing along with the awesome bunch of stampers over there and these are the colors...

At first I thought the colors would make a fantastic masculine card but as you can see from my cards below I think I may have gotten a little off track. That's the beauty of stamping/crafting....you just never know where your creativity will take you!!!
First up is a Verve card created with one of my all time favourite sets called Better With You.


Next up is a Stampin' Up only card created with Watercolor Wings and That Thing You Do.
I watercoloured the background using Lucky Limeade and Coastal Cabana.

I hope you'll stop by the Color Throwdown blog and play along today!
There will be a lot of wonderful inspiration there too!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hi there....Hello...

Hello!

Gosh the weather has been so nice that when I do have a day off or a few short hours I prefer to be sitting outdoors enjoying the weather. Summers are short here and I need to take advantage of it while I can.
Winter will be here soon enough and I hibernate then ;)

Here are a couple of cards that I created for some challenges lately.
This one uses a Freshly Made Sketch and also colours from the Color Throwdown blog(which my card was chosen  too...yeah) So stay tuned for a card using their colours this week as I was invited to play along! Fun!
This is a Stampin' Up! only card as well.
Stamps: Flower Patch, Hi TherePaper: White, Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso CoralInk: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Crisp CantaloupeAccessories: Paper Piercer, Lucky Limeade Twine, Dimensionals

Here is another one I created using the Color Throwdown #350 and the Sweet Sunday Sketch #277.
I really like these colours together :)
Stamps: Flower Patch, Hi TherePaper: White, Black, Crisp CantaloupeInk: White, Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Lucky Limeade, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso CoralAccessories: Sewing, Flower Flair Framelits, Crsip Cantaloupe ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sweet Moments

Happy Weekend!

I actually have a three day weekend but very little stampy time.
The weather is beautiful and since it's summer there is so much to do!
Not to mention that the puppy rarely gives me a chance to sit long enough to make a card...lol

This morning we went to a local Farmer's Market and then a bakery.
Early afternoon while it was a little overcast Chloe and I decided to head out for a walk around the lake.
It was gorgeous! 

Here is a card that I created last week for a couple of challenges.
Color Throwdown #349
and
Freshly Made Sketch #251

This is a Stampin' Up! only card too :)
Stamps: Garden In Bloom, Project Life Remember ThisPaper: White, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Baja BreezeInk: Pumpkin Pie, Tangelo Twist, Baja Breeze, Soft SkyAccessories: Twine, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals