Monday 31 October 2011

Birthday Wishes For You

Today is my sister's birthday and because we live so far apart we can't be together.
I did however make this birthday card for her!
The sketch comes from Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #25. Also the Crazy 4 Challenges making something sweet.
Some fabulous Verve stamps helped create this cute cupcake card.
Carpe Cupcake and Making a Sentiment.
Tonight all the little trick or treat peeps will be roaming the neighbourhoods. I hope to get quite a few as we do NOT need any leftover
Be safe!
Have a great day!

Sunday 30 October 2011

Fight Like a Girl

Yesterday was go go go!
I managed to only complete one card. So unusual!
This one was started before dinner and then finished afterward.
The layout comes from the MFT Sketch #43 again. It's a great sketch, eh?
Just this past week I received my latest MFT order in the mail and was anxious to get this sweet image inky.
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday 29 October 2011

Happy Snow Day MFT sketch #43

Good Saturday Morning!

I noticed on Facebook yesterday that several of my friends in the Eastern US got snow!
hehe....not us...yet ;)
We almost always have some snow before Halloween BUT this will be the second year in a row that I we haven't....yippee!

Gosh, I really must get busy stock piling my holiday cards. I have a lot to give out this year!
So here's another Pure Innocence one.
I've used the fun MFT sketch #43 for my layout.
We are off to Costco this morning and then home to carve pumpkins!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday 28 October 2011

It's Pink - HYCCT1128

Hello :)

Last week Jami emailed asking if I'd be interested in make a sample for her challenge that she was hosting for a Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on SCS.
Of course I jumped onboard right away!

Jami's challenge was to create a holiday/winter/Christmas card with any shade of pink!
If you play along and upload to SCS please be sure to use keyword HYCCT1128

I love making non-traditional holiday cards and decided to make two.
My first card uses a new A la Carte from Taylored Expressions called Snow.
Stamps: Snow A la Carte; Cardstock: White, Intense Prism Pink, Echo Park DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Scalloped Edge, Copics, Glitter, Snowflake Punch, White Sparkly Candy Dot, Dimensionals
My second card is a pretty quick and simple one with no stamping but I was able to use one of my new Taylored Expressions Dies called Trim The Tree. It's pretty in pink isn't it?!
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, White, Echo Park DP; Accessories: Trim The Tree Die, Sewing Machine, Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals, Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll play along with the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges!

Thursday 27 October 2011

Congratulations Are In Order

Happy last day of work this week....for me! Yeah!
Gosh for a short week it sure has felt extra long.

Last night I made a quick card for the SCS sketch challenge.
Since my MFT package had just arrived I really wanted to use the Contempo Birdcage that I had ordered.
I ended up using some of the MFT felt for the birds. I think it turned out really cute ;)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Heart You

Thank goodness for Wednesday!
Work today and tomorrow and then I will enjoy a long weekend!
I'm really looking forward to Friday when I am home alone to do whatever I like ;)
I've finally caught up on all the Viva La Verve Challenges.
This was from VLV October Week 3 Sketch.
I used the Verve set called You and I along with the Jotted Heart Die.
Stamps: You and I; Cardstock: White, Smokey Shadown, Echo Park Victoria Gardens DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Jotted Heart Die, Circle Nesties, Twill, MFT Edge Die, Rhinestones, Sewing, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Smile Everything Is Going To Be Okay

Happy Tuesday!
Here is another card I made on Sunday.
This one combines a couple of challenges.
The Our Creative Corner of Faces and Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 24 October 2011

What's Poppin'?

Sunday was such an awesome day!!
I made SIX cards! Fun!
This little Pure Innocence card was made using the MFT Sketch #42.
Loved all the layers in the sketch :)
I finally opend up the Mini Film Strip Die-namic that I've had for months! It's so cool but does take a little time to poke out all those little
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 23 October 2011

Friend - FS246

Good Morning!

Yesterday I worked and by the time I got home I just wanted to veg on the couch.
First thing this morning I got busy stamping!
This card below was created for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.
I chose to case Deb's card here.
I used the Verve set called Because of You.
Stamps: Because of You; Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Vanilla, Echo Park Victoria Gardens DP; Inks: Lucky Limeage; Accessories: Prima Flowers, Ribbon, Oval Nesties, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday 21 October 2011

Precious Little One

Good Morning!
Here is a quick card I made using the Viva La Verve Week 4 Sketch for October.
I used the super cute set called To The Moon. I coloured the monkey with copics and added a bit of Spica Pen to him. Sorry it's hard to see in the photo.
Hope you have time to play along with the sketch! It's a great one!
Stamps: To The Moon; Cardstock: Kraft, Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, MME Fly A Kite DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Sewing, Dimensionals, Spica Pen

Have a GREAT day!

Thursday 20 October 2011

Christmas Blessings

Christmas is a little more than two months away. Wow.
Where did this year go?
Each and every year I say I'm going to start my holiday shopping earlier and mail my cards on time. Well first step would be to create cards ;)
Here is one I made last night using the SCS sketch.
A fairly simple card although it did take me a while to find a sentiment that I liked.
The sentiment is from an older SU! set called Seasons Greetings(or at least that is what I *think* it's called).
Frankly, I'm too lazy to go back downstairs to
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday 19 October 2011

We Are Friends Forever, in Sunshine and in Shade

Good Morning!
I forgot to write up my blog post before heading to the Oiler vs Flames game last night.
We had a blast!!
Sat right behind the goalie in first row. Freaky when those pucks are flying at you. I'll admit to flinching a few time ;)

This card below was made using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
Instead of using a banner in the top left corner I went with some flat bottom clouds from MFT.
The image is an old fave of mine from Taylored Expressions called Branching Out.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT day!

Monday 17 October 2011

The Future

There is a great Mojo211 sketch posted this week!
I was thrilled to have a little time this evening to stamp.
I reached for an older Verve stamp set called Floral Whimsy.
I used two Verve dies to frame the sentiment.
White cardstock was cut with the Rounded Rectangle and Melon Mambo was cut with the Rounded Scallop Frame Die. Some white seam binding and a couple of Prima flowers finish it off.

Stamps: Floral Whimsy; Cardstock: White, Melon Mambo, Echo Park DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Rounded Scallop Frame Die, Rounded Rectangle Die, Prima Flowers, White Seam Binding, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

A Little Birdie Told Me

I thought I'd have a TON of stamping time this weekend and as it turns out I made three cards.
That's it.
Oh well! Can't win 'em
This card below was created for the Featured Stamper card on SCS.
I used the super cute MFT Homespun Birdhouse set again. Love.It.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 16 October 2011

Happy Birthday - MFT sketch #41

Well hello!
I'm so happy you could stop by today!
I have another quick card for you using the same papers as yesterday. I figured since they were still at my table I should go ahead and create another card with them. They are pretty after all :)
This layout comes from the MFT sketch #41.
I used the fun First Class Friend Stamp and Die set.
The yellow rose was on my table from when my friend Michelle was visiting me from Boise last weekend. I was showing her how easy they are to create.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday 15 October 2011

Happy Mail

Wow it's been a crazy week with no stamping since Monday :(

This afternoon once I finished all my errands I decided to sit down and have some me time :)
I looked up Jen's Deconstructed Sketch(link on sidebar).
This sweet Pure Innocence was still in the package UNopened! How did that happen?!
She's a cutie! I also opened my new MFT flower dies that I received a few weeks ago.
Gee I remember when I had a little more free time and the DAY the packages arrived I was creating. Now I play catch up.
I'm off to order pizza for dinner! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

Friday 14 October 2011

Happy Friday!

I told you yesterday that I'd try and share a picture of my new car :)
I can't wait to go to work this morning so I can drive it again! haha!
Thank goodness it's Friday too!
Love weekends!
Looking forward to getting inky all weekend! Nothing else planned for once.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

Thursday 13 October 2011

You Bring Out The Happy In Me

Yeah for Thursday!
It's almost Friday!!!
I'm so excited for tomorrow....I get my new car! Can't wait to see it, sit in it, drive it! Fun times!
Maybe I'll take a picture and show you! LOL!
For now you'll have to settle for this card I created last Sunday for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch and also another Hope You Can Cling To Challenge - Things are Looking Up.
Butterflies this time!
Stamps and dies are from MFT.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Sending A Flurry Of Love

This is another card I created for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges on SCS.
It was a theme called Things Are Looking Up.
I went with snowflakes!
I used this adorable PI from MFT and some Echo Park DP.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Friend - You Are Such A Joy To Me

Monday night after dinner I wanted to just relax.
Relaxing to me is either stamping or reading.
I chose to stamp ;)
I created this card below using the Mojo 210 sketch and combined it with Tammy's Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on SCS.
I used several Verve stamp sets to create this card.
Also three Verve dies.
Stamps: Kind Words, Text Objects, Tag Time; Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, White, MME dp; Inks: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Curvy Bookplate Die, Jotted Heart Die, Charming Banner Dies, Button, Twine, Sewing, Scallop Die, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 10 October 2011

Hanging Birdhouse

Hello and happy Monday!
Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving. Dinner was delicious!
My card below was created on Saturday for Wanda's Hope To Cling To challenge - Hang In There.
Have you been playing along with all of the challenges on SCS?
I've only been able to do a few so far but hopefully I can get caught up this week.
All of the dies are from MFT.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 9 October 2011

I Love You This Much

It was a sad day on Saturday.
We woke to find that Fozzy Bear, Chloe's guinea pig, had passed away.
We knew he hadn't been well but it was definitely sudden and it crushed Chloe.

She asked if I could share a couple of pictures.
This was Fozzy in July eating grass in the backyard.
Chloe loved to take him outside and play.
She created a card for Foz and printed these pictures off to keep in her room.
I wanted to make something for her...

The sketch comes from the MFT Sketch #40.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday 8 October 2011


Yesterday I had a wonderful visit with an old friend and her family.
We shared a lot of laughs throughout the day.
I was sad to see them leave :(
We told them we'll see them again after winter....there is no driving south once the snow starts to fly....too risky!
I createed this card using the Deconstructed Sketch #22.
The sweet new PI is called Feeling Froggy.
I left out the frog ;)
Well that's it from me today.
Chloe and I are planning on going geocaching this morning with Snickers.
We'll find hidden treasures around our neighbourhood. It'll be great exercise!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday 7 October 2011

You're The Best Thing....

Hello and happy Friday!
It's an extra special weekend too!
We have our friends visiting from Boise, it's Thankgiving and hockey season officially starts!
I created this card below using Teresa's Viva La Verve October Week 2 sketch.
I cut the heart using the Verve Jotted Heart Die. The sentiment comes from the All About You stamp set.
Designer Paper is from October Afternoon.
Stamps: All About You; Cardstock: Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, October Afternoon DP; Inks: Black; Accessories: Circle Nesties, Verve Jotted Heart Die, MFT First Place Award Ribbon Die, Twine, Sewing, Dimensionals, Buttons
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Have a Tweet Birthday

I was so excited to receive my MFT order last week but then I was bummed that I didn't get a lot of stamp time on the weekend.
On Monday evening I decided to just bite the bullet and go stamp right after dinner. I knew if I sat down on the couch and watch tv, I probably wouldn't get
I used the super adorable and fun Homespun Birdhouse Die and Stamp set.
Designer paper comes from Jillibean Soup.

Here is an inside look....
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Christmas Blessings

I have a quick CAS card to share with you today.
I used Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #21 for the layout.
You can find her link on my sidebar.
Sorry this is short. I have a sick husband and daughter to take care of.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 3 October 2011

Welcome to the October Diva Inspirations Blog Hop! Our Diva Inspirations and Release teams are here to start your month off right with a little Verve inspiration! Take a little peek at each of the fabulous blogs below and leave a little comment love for their Verve-alicious eye candy and you just might win some Vervey goodness of your very own!

Diva Inspirations Blog Hop
Master Hop List
1. Julee9. Charmaine
2. Betty10. Sankari
3. Dawn11. Teresa
4. Jen d.12. Andrea
5. Lynda13. Tosh
6. Shannan14. Maureen
7. Sony15. Amy
8. Susan16. Laurie

We've hidden a little mystery prize on one of today's hop spots, so be sure to leave a little comment love as you hop around for a chance to win!
Comment Deadline: 11:59pm Mountain, October 10
Prize: $30 gift certificate to Verve

This week I've combined my Diva Inspiration Hop Card with the Mojo209 sketch!

I stamped the flower and leaves from Sunny Days onto Cream cardstock and coloured with Copics. I cut out and layered the flower for extra dimension.

Stamps: Sunny Days; Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Cream, Cosmo Cricket Clementine DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Button, Twine, Circle Nesties, Scalloped Edge, Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon

Think Pink Sale

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we're doing our part to raise awareness. We've got a special Think Pink SALE, with all in-stock stamps and dies 20% off October 1 - 16. And to sweeten the deal, Verve will donate 10% of proceeds from this sale to the
Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation.
A little something for you... a little something for the cure!

And last but not least, a new month brings a new Stamp of the Month...
Harvest BlessingsHarvest Blessings
At 40% off during the month of October, Harvest Blessings is one splendid deal!

Sunday 2 October 2011

Snow Day - Jen's October SFYTT

Happy Sunday!
I have a really quick CAS card to share with you today.
I created this using Jen's October Sketch For You To Try.
The image is from MFT and it's the adorable PI Snow Day.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday 1 October 2011

Friends Stick Together - MFTWSC39

Good Saturday Morning!
Happy World Card Making Day!
I was up first thing this morning before the sun came up and headed to the basement stamping!
Ahhhhhhh love it!
It's been quite a few days since I'd gotten inky and I was getting antsy to get at it again.
I created this card below with a new MFT set that arrived in my mailbox yesterday! FUN!
The layout comes from this week's MFT Sketch #39. First Class Friend was used along with some Cosmo Cricket Clemantine designer paper.
Well in between making cabbage rolls and perogies today(for our Canadian Thanksgiving next weekend) I hope to get a little more stamping in today ;)
Enjoy your Saturday!