Saturday 30 April 2011

MFT Teasers - Day Three

Are you ready for some cuteness?! Seriously! I adore these PI girls and was so excited to see what was coming this month! You are going to squeal with delight....I guarantee it!
This is sort of a long post with a lot of pictures so I will try to keep my chit chat to a minimum. You didn't come to hear me ramble because heaven knows I can! LOL!

First up is Pure Innocence Pucker Up.
Isn't she sweet selling lemonade? Chloe used to do this when she was a little younger.
See that pretty Scallop Ribbon die? That's a new one that will be released on May 3rd with everything else.
On the inside I used an older die called Sweet Stack Labels.
My next card features the Pure Innocence Fresh from the Oven. Fun image for all our little bakers!
The sentiment layer was cut using the Say What? stamp set and die.
There are a bunch of wonderful sentiments and I've used two more on the inside.
My third card makes me giggle. Just last month I took Chloe roller skating for the first time. Wow...that brought back memories! hehe!
So when I saw this super cute Pure Innocence Roll With It I squealed!

Below is a list of the Die-namics I used on my cards.

Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see a list of who is sneak peekin' today!
I can't wait to hop around myself!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

All Things Grow With Love

I was so excited to receive my Verve package in the mail yesterday that I had to make another card using the Sweet Stop sketch #106.
Please be sure to scroll down for my first card ;)
You'll see it's *almost* the same layout as my card below minus the sentiment panel on the right. I chose to frame the sentiment layer.
Here I've used a bunch of new goodies!
Don't you love those new dies from Verve?
They are Floral Circles and also Elegant Leaves. Both of these co-ordinate with the Bloom & Grow stamp set.
Stamps: Bloom & Grow; Cardstock: White, Bashful Blue, Girls Paperie dp; Inks: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Black; Accessories: Nesties, Silver Pearls, Martha Border Punch, Yellow Sparkly Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Elegant Leaves Die, Floral Circles Die
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday 29 April 2011

Thinking of You SSS106

This week Korin from the Sweet Stop had a fabulous sketch for me to use a larger image and make this a square card! I {heart} square cards!!
This card is a SU! only card too :)...well minus the oval
I dug deep in the drawer and found this Maine Blueberry dsp to use. I just love the colours and papers. A good masculine card.
I used the Branch Out set and some SU! buttons and edge punch.
Be sure that you stop by the Sweet Stop blog and see what fabulous creations the girls have come up with! I know they are amazing!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday 28 April 2011

MFT Teasers Day 1

Are you as excited as I am?

It's the start of the MFT teasers and there are sooooooo many wonderful goodies to share with you over the next several days! I've been creating and I have a three day weekend which means I have MORE time to create! Yeah!
The official release will be at 10pm Eastern on May 3rd.

Today I am sharing two cards.
The first one uses an adorable set Flapper Doodles - SS Flapper.
I stamped a sentiment on the inside but left enough room for someone to write a little letter.
See that cool Scallop Ribbon border....that's a NEW die-namic too!
My second card uses Fred Bear Plays Indian.
This is my first Fred Bear set and can't wait to order myself more! He's adorable.
Again, I left the inside with plenty of writing room.
Are you ready to see what all the other girls have cooked up?
Stop by Kim's blog to see the complete line up.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday 27 April 2011


Shut the front door!
Have you been to the MFT blog lately ;)
I'm on the MFT Design Team now!!!
Check out who else is joining me!
How about this PI Heart Stripes cutie? I want to say she was my first....hehe!
I just love her!
I thought the OMG saying from the Say What? Stamp and Die set was perfect for today!
Thanks for visiting me!!!
I have tomorrow off and am looking forward to a long weekend of stamping!

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Miss You a Latte MFTWSC17

Guess what time it is?
You betcha! It's the MFT Sketch Challenge day!!
We are onto sketch #17 already! Wow this year is flyin'
For my card today I've used the super cute A la Mode Miss You a Latte.
My layered flower was created with the Upsy Daisy Die-namic.
Don't forget to hop on over to the MFT Forum on SCS to find out all the details how you could play and win!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Last night after getting home from taking Fozzy to the vet I sat down to create a card using the Mojo sketch. I love Mondays.....only for the mojo
I pulled out a really old set from Verve called Serenity. I used this set soooooo much when I first got it years ago. Still love it today!
I paired it up with some My Mind's Eye Designer Papers.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT Tuesday!

Monday 25 April 2011

Many Blessing - VLVApril Week 4

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!
Yesterday was BEAUTIFUL! Our nicest day this year! SPRING was out!
We went for a bike ride, sat out on our deck enjoying the sunshine and then after dinner we went for a walk around the pond. SO nice!
I felt refreshed after that and headed down to the basement to make one more card.
This was Shannan's VLV April Sketch Week 4.
Looked like a toughie but she had great instructions.
Here I used the pretty Verve set called Many Blessings. It's a small four stamp set and it's on SALE!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful start to the week!

Saturday 23 April 2011

Flowers are the Music of Life

Today has been super duper busy for me. I'm going to relax with my family tonight and watch a movie.
Here is a card I created using Jen's SFYTT for April.
I've used an older Verve set called Floral Symphony. It was one of my first Verve sets....I think! I have so many I can't keep
It's hard to tell in the picture I but used one of the Atyou Spica Glitter Pens on the flowers.
Stamps: Floral Symphony; Cardstock: Kraft, Summer Sunrise, MME Stella and Rose DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Pearls, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Spica Pen
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Friday 22 April 2011

How are you?

Happy Weekend!
This week has been beautiful and my snow is gone!!!
This card below was created for the Sweet Stop Sketch #105.
It screams SPRING to me!
I've used a great mix of designer papers and dies to create this card.
Stamp set is from PTI and is one of the Flower Fusion sets. The flower dies are from PTI and MFT.
Please be sure and stop by the Sweet Stop and play along!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

TESC137 Cupcakes and Coffee

Happy Friday!
Today I am sharing not one but two cards I made using Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #137.
I couldn't decided what I wanted to do....go cutesy and sweet or fun and funky.
Be sure to stop by the TE Forum on SCS for all the details.
My first card uses the sweet set called For the Love of Cupcakes.
Stamps: For the Love of Cupcakes; Cardstock: White, Pink, Echo Park DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, MFT Scalloped Edge Die, Sewing Machine, Silver Pearls, Dimensionals, Ribbon

My second card features the fun set called Let's Do Coffee.
Stamps: Let's Do Coffee; Cardstock: Kraft, Black, Cream, Lilybee Designs This & That DP; Inks: Memento Black, So Saffron; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, MFT Scalloped Die, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Ready to see what the TE Sketch Crew have created? Well go on and check it out!
Enjoy your Good Friday!

Thursday 21 April 2011

Reading is Food for the Soul!

Happy Thursday!
Gee is it just me or is this week feeling EXTRA long?
I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days and maybe that's why I can't wait for the weekend.

Earlier this week I received my Kraftin' Kimmie package and was so excited!
When I saw this Lucy image I thought of Chloe right away! She always sits in the corner of her room with blankets and pillows reading or on her laptop.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 19 April 2011

I Simply Adore You MFTWSC16

Are you ready for another fun sketch from MFT?
I thought so!!
Don't forget you can find all the detail in the MFT Forum on SCS. As always there is a gift certificate up for grabs! So why not play?!

This is the MFTWSC16.
Perfect for another adorable PI!!
Here I have used Being Cute is What I Do :)

So this is brief but I'm short on time.
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday afternoon I was having a relaxing afternoon of stamping and watching the Nascar race when I happened upon Sue's card here for the Featured Stamper.
I really wish I had that SU! image but I don't :(
Instead I found this pretty image from Verve's Because of You. I stamped it in black for a bit of pop!
Stamps: Because of You; Cardstock: Sweet Blush, White, Echo Park Little Girl DP; Ink: Black; Accessories: Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Buttons, Twine, Sweet Blush Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 18 April 2011

Spring Stroll

Karen had a wonderful Sweet Sunday Sketch #113 posted and with the large circle I knew a PI girl would be a perfect fit!
I stamped and coloured her and drew in a little sidewalk with grass coming through the cracks.
The smallest of the MFT Butterfly Die-namics was used as well.
Stamps: Out on a Limb; Cardstock: Cream, Blue Bayou, So Saffron, MME Stella & Rose Hattie DP; Inks: Memento Black; Copics, Nesties, Brads, Butterfly Die-namics, Corner Chomper, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
ETA: Blogger is doing weird things....I have this schedule for Monday and it's posted??? LOL strange!

Sunday 17 April 2011

For My Mom

Yesterday I was putting together a box of goodies for my parents and decided since I'm terrible about mailing things ON time....I may as well include a Mother's Day
Besides by the time I mail it and she gets'll probably be Mother's Day ;)
I created this card to go in the box as well.

Not a lot of stamping but I did get to use some Verve Dies.
Vintage Label Die and also Charming Oval Dies.
Stamp set is called One Person.
Here is a shot of the inside. Papers are all from Making Memories Chloe's Closet.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday 15 April 2011

Think Spring

That title could not be more appropriate after the week of snowy weather we are experiencing.
I wonder if we are ever going to have spring?

This week the Sweet Stop Sketch has a spin....Things with Wings.
My card today uses some new goodies to me!
Some Lilybee Design This & That DP, Egg-stra Special, Flutterby Dies and the Charming Oval Dies from Verve.
Stamps: Egg-stra Special; Cardstock: White, Black, Lilybee Design DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Flutterby Die, SU edge Punch, Rhinestones, Charming Oval Die, Mat Pack and paper piercer, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!


Well we did get a dump of snow but I'm happy to report that it's melting nicely! Hopefully by the end of the weekend it will be GONE for good!
Here is a card I made for Chloe. She's been working extra hard on her math and it's paying off. I wanted her to know that we are proud of her!
I've used Puddle Jumper Emma and a sentiment from SU! set called Congrats. I found that set on my shelf...didn't even know I had
Stamps: Puddle Jumper Emma, Congrats; Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Chloe's Closet DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, MFT Scallop Die-namics, Rhinestone Heart, Brads, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday 14 April 2011

Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life

Last weekend I played along with Taylor's TESC136 and Crazy 4 Challenges Brown, Vanilla and Green Challenge.
I had fun creating this card with the TE set called Friendship Blooms and matching Dies.
Clean and crisp~
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you are enjoying Spring!
We are expecting a dump of snow :(

This is what I woke up to at 5:00 am.....blah!
Had to PUSH the backdoor open to let Snickers out :(
Yes....those are my Christmas lights still

Tuesday 12 April 2011

MFT Sketch Day!

It's MFT Wednesday Sketch day!
Are you excited?!
This week the MFTWSC15 had me going
I decided to pull out a bunch of die-namics and felt and got to work!
I have used the following die-namics:
Stop by the MFT Forum on SCS to see the sketch and play along!
Remember if you upload to SCS using keyword MFTWSC15 you have a chance to win a MFT Gift Certificate!
Fun right?
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day!

Hope Everything's Ducky

This past weekend was wonderful! I had a lot of quiet stamping time as Chloe had a friend sleepover and they kept themselves busy!
Sunday I was able to catch up on LAST week's in the nick of time too as yesterday a new one was posted.
While I was away my last Verve order arrived. I LOVE that it comes from Idaho and only takes a little over a week to get to me!!
This set is called Lucky Ducky! Cute eh?
I have also used the Vintage Oval Frame stamp set to co-ordinate with the Vintage Oval Die.
See the sentiment layer....that's a new Charming Oval Die.
Stamps: Lucky Ducky, Vintage Oval Frame; Cardstock: Black, White, LilyBeeDesigns This & That DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Vintage Oval Die, Charming Oval Die, MFT Scalloped Die, Black Pearls, Black Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 11 April 2011

You're So Sweet!

Well it's back to work today :(
My vacation went by WAY too fast. Less than four months until my next one!

My card below was created using a stamp set from Taylored Expressions that I haven't used in a long time.
The image is from Bakery Business.
I've used the TESC136 for my layout and also for Jessie's Forgotten Stamp Friday #18 challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful start to your work week!

Sunday 10 April 2011

So Grateful

I really am so grateful for my family.
Being away from them last week made me realize I don't like going anywhere without them :(
I've decided I won't do that again.
Don't get me wrong, Vegas was nice but it would have been nicer with my family there.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to our summer vacation TOGETHER ;)
This card below was made using Jen's April Sketch For You To Try and a Unity Kit of the Month from last summer. I can't recall the name...sorry!
I quite like how this one came out.
Stamps: Unity; Cardstock: White, Choc chip, Jillibean Soup DP; Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Sewing Machine, Silver Brads, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday 9 April 2011

Verve's VLV April Sketch Week 2

Please scroll down for my Sweet Stop Sketch this week....thanks!

I've got so many cards on top of my fireplace that I haven't shown yet and I will get to them soon :)

First I would like to share a couple of cards made using the Viva La Verve April Week 2 sketch.
My first card uses the super duper cute new set called Chicks Rule from Verve.
Isn't that chick adorable?!!
Stamps: Chicks Rule; Cardstock: White, Aqua, Lemon, MME True Blue DP, Jillibean Soup DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Oval Nesties, Corner Chomper, Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals
For my second card I pulled out another cute set from last year called Chocolate Bunnies. Perfect for me to start a few Easter cards that I need to get into the mail....soon! I've paired the image up with some new Jillibean Soup Designer Paper.
Stamps: Chocolate Bunnies; Cardstock: White, Aqua, Jillibean Soup DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Oval Nesties, Sewing Machine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! I'm enjoying my weekend of stamping! Hope you are enjoying whatever you are doing as well :)

Friday 8 April 2011

Get Well Soon - SSS103

I'm so happy to be home and can't wait to stamp! I hope my mojo is still alive and kicking after a week! Yikes!
Luckily, I had my Sweet Stop Sketch completed before leaving for Vegas ;)
This week we are on sketch time is flying!
Chloe has been playing with all my old CC Designs images and inspired me to pull out Nurse Nora.
I've coloured her with Copics and sponged a bit of So Saffron around the edges.
I hope you'll play along with us and upload/link your card on the Sweet Stop Blog.
Have a GREAT weekend!

Thank You

Happy Friday!!!
I've been gone all week so I'm going to have some catching up to do with everyone.
Thank you for stopping by this week and leaving me sweet comments! I really enjoyed reading them all :)

Here's another card that Sandy and I created using the Free For All Challenge last week for the Home Sweet Home theme. The layout came from that weeks SCS sketch as well.
I love this Taylored Expressions stamp set Branching Out.
ETA: Today Taylor announced that I will be joining the TE Sketch Crew on April 22nd! Can't wait! I'm looking forward to seeing all the fabulous sketches Taylor creates and sharing my creativity and inspiration with you!
You can find all the TE sketches and info on SCS in the TE Forum.
Have a GREAT weekend!!

Thursday 7 April 2011

Call Me!

Tonight at 9 pm we head home from Vegas!
Looking forward to seeing my family :)
I'm hoping when we get back to Calgary the snow has melted and it's warm!!!

This was another card I created with Sandy last week when she was visiting.
I can't recall the last time I used this Call Me stamp set from MFT but will definitely pull it out again real soon.
The flowers were created with the new Upsy Daisy Die-namics.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope to catch up with everyone sometime tomorrow!

Tuesday 5 April 2011

Hope I'm Not Bugging You

Happy MFT Stamp Club Day!
Do you look forward to this day as much as I do?!
I love a good sketch and I'm never disappointed with these ;)
This was the first time I have inked up the adorable Ladybug image. She's a cutie for sure!
I do hope you'll play along with us!
You'll find the sketch and details in the MFT forum on SCS.
Look for the Getting Sketchy MFTWSC14.
Remember if you play along and upload to SCS you'll have a chance to win a gift certificate to the MFT store!!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Up, Up and Away C4C81

Happy Tuesday!
On Saturday in between doing loads of laundry and packing I managed to squeeze in a card using the Crazy For Challenges #81 sketch.
I've used the super cute Up, Up and Away stamp set from Verve.
I stamped the image on cream cardstock with Memento black ink and coloured with copics.
While the image and sentiment where still in the nesties shapes I drew a black border with a copic and then sponged on some So Saffron ink.
Stamps: Up, Up and Away; Cardstock: Cream, Ocean Tides, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air DP; Inks: Memento Black, So Saffron; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, MFT Scallop Die-namics, Dimensionals, Sponges
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 4 April 2011

Jar of Daisies

Last Friday when my friend, Sandy, was visiting from Edmonton we sat down and created several cards together. This was one of them.
We dug through my stamps and found some that haven't had love in a long time.
This one is from CHF and called Daisy Jar.
I kept the card fairly simple and no sentiment so it can be used for several different occasions.
Thanks for popping in today!

Sunday 3 April 2011

Have a Wonderful Day!

Well I'm off to Vegas for the week!
Tonight we are going to see Celine :)
I have blog posts scheduled to go so please stop by if you can!

This card was created on Friday for the Free For All Challenge on SCS.
Theme was Home Sweet Home.
I used some pretty spring colours from the Echo Park Little Girl designer papers.
Stamp set is from Stampin' Up! and is called Branch Out.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday 1 April 2011

I Miss You

This weekend I am leaving for Las Vegas and warm weather! Just in time too since we are in for a dumping of snow again :( Just when most of my grass was drying
I'll be spending my Saturday digging out my flip flops!!!!

Right now though, I'm sharing my card for the Sweet Stop Sketch.
I've used another cute Pure Innocence Girl from MFT and some pretty MME Stella & Rose dp.
Be sure to stop by the Sweet Stop blog to see what wonderful creations the girls have to share!
Have a GREAT weekend!