Saturday 31 March 2012

Happy Spring

Good afternoon!
I'm not sure what the weather is like where you live but here in Calgary it's wonderful!
Spring is here!!
I see patches of grass turning green and that's always
The ugly brown dead grass is just nasty to look at :(

When I got home last night I couldn't wait to dig into my latest SU! order that arrived while I was away.
Here I've used the Branch Out stamp(again as it's a fave) along with some new Summer Smooches paper and brad. The ribbon is Daffodil Delight Seam Binding.
Love that little scalloped edge from the Edgelit too! FUN!
The layout comes from last Wednesday's SCS weekly sketch.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 30 March 2012

This is How I Roll!

Here's a quick card I created with the SCS sketch #377.
Made this the night before leaving on vacation....last card I made :(
Gosh a week and a half without stamping is crazy, eh?
I used the super sweet PI Roll With It from MFT and some older designer paper from MME called Fine and Dandy.
I can't wait to get busy stamping this weekend!!!!
Have a great day!

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Hello from California :)

Well our mini vacation is coming to a close :(
We had a great time and other than a rain storm Sunday afternoon the weather has been wonderful over the past week. Really nothing to complain about!
These are just a few pictures of many that I snapped with my camera using the!
This first one Chloe took of Brian and I at Joe's Crab Shack in Anaheim.
Chloe being goofy at Joe's.
One of me that Chloe took while at Long Beach one afternoon.
This one was from lunch at Bubba Gump's in Long Beach after visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Here is a drink Brian ordered today....can't remember what it's beer empties into the mix....sounds gross to me but he said it was delicious!!!
Well that's all from me!
Hope to find some stamping time this weekend and have something crafty to share!

Everything Will Be Okay In The End

Hello :)
By now I'm sure that I'm missing my stamps and can't wait to get inky this weekend! LOL!
I'm happy that I'll still have a couple of days off when I get home.
This SU! only card was created for last week's Colour Challenge on SCS.
It was Choc Chip, River Rock and Baja Breeze.
I used one of my fave tree images from Branch Out.
Sentiment comes from the Pursuit of Happiness.
Ribbon and designer paper are both retired.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday 26 March 2012

You Make Me Jump For Joy

Happy Monday!
Hope you have a wonderful start to the work week.....
I'm still on vacation....hehe!
While cleaning my stamp table last week I managed to find some scraps of paper that I thought I could use to whip up a card.
This was the end result.
Used some fun cork and twine.
The flower was created with the Upsy Daisy Die from MFT.
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Sunday 25 March 2012

Wish Big

Last Monday I was lucky enough to play along with a couple of SCS challenges.
Normally on Monday evenings I am beat and just want to relax on the couch watching tv.
My card is for the CAS sketch and for the New Technique of cropped images.
This is a SU! only card using Branch Out and Word Play.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Happy Saturday!

If all is on schedule we should be arriving in Anaheim early afternoon :)
Hoping we have awesome weather while we are in California!!!
Tomorrow we might go to the Nascar race or Disney....we'll see how we feel in the morning ;)
I'm trying to fly by the seat of my pants of my rigid schedules.
The sweet PI card was created using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch from last week.
I paper pieced the umbrella and added some glossy accents to her boots and raindrops.

Thursday 22 March 2012

Go Confidently In The Direction of Your Dreams

Well we are on the road today!!!
On Monday evening I created this card for a co-worker who is moving on to a new position within the organization. As much as I'll miss working with him on a daily basis I know that he's going to make a difference in his new role. Changing roles is always a little uneasy with the unknowns and what ifs so I wanted him to know that I support his decision.
I gave him the card before leaving on vacation and I was really happy that he liked it!
The layout comes from the Mojo sketch this week and the stamps and butterfly die are from Verve.
I think the papers are My Mind's Eye Dilly Dally.
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Wednesday 21 March 2012


Yeah! Last day of work and then I'm on vacation for 11 whole days!!!
I can't wait to get away with my family :)
I'm sure after two days of driving together in the truck we might think
I've made several cards the past few days and hopefully will have time to pre-post some before I go.

This card below was created based on a card by Dawn McVey. I can't find the exact card again but loved how she layered the sentiment/image panel and then added a stitched piece of cardstock from the bottom up.
I believe the stamp set is called All Booked Up from PTI.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 19 March 2012

Play Ball!

Are you ready to start a new week?
I am!
Only three more days of work and then I'm on vacation for 11 days!
Sunday afternoon I had gone down to the basement to gather some cards for a fundrasier at work but made the mistake of sitting down in front of all my stamping supplies ;)
I'm sure you can figure out what happened next...hehe!
Here I used some fun MFT dienamics and a sweet Pure Innocence girl along with the MFT sketch #63.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday 17 March 2012

You're Not Old...You're Vintage

After working my first Saturday in a LONG time I really wanted to relax.
What better way to do so than to stamp, right?
I am tired tonight but wanted to play along with a few challenges.
This card below is for two.
First one is the Our Creative Corner where they asked us to use a bingo card and some green.
The second is for the Crazy4Challenge where we were to use green.
Yeah! Done!
I used the MFT Just My Type die and also a flower die.
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Friday 16 March 2012

With Love

Yeah it's Friday!!!
I arrived home a little later than planned last night as we had some windy conditions here in Calgary and it delayed our departure from Cranbrook. was a crazy flight and our landing was interesting! LOL! But we made it!
Next month...I'm driving!
Any way, I have one more card to share with you that I created a week ago using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #42.
Other than using some nesties to cut out my image panel this is a SU! only card.
I used the pretty Field Flowers again along with Wisteria Wonder papers.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Wednesday 14 March 2012

You Colour My World

Happy Wednesday!
We are half way through the work week and I'm out of town again for work :(
All is good
One more week of work and I'm on vacation!
Sunday I was able to make two cards for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.
This is the second card I made for Harriet's special day.
I cased here card here.
I die cut some felt butterflies and added a sentiment from MFT.
Can't get much simplier than that :)
Have a great day!

Monday 12 March 2012

Imagine The Possibilities

Sunday I had time in the morning to make a couple of cards and this was another one of them.
This was a case of Harriet's card here. She always has a clean style and her sponging inspired me to dig out my supplies and give it a whirl.
I sponged on some Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Island Indigo before stamping the imagine in black.
This is a SU! only card.
Image is from Forever Young and sentiment is from Word Play.
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I Simply Adore You - MFTWSC62

Well yesterday was pretty much a
Between Pinterest and stamping there wasn't much time left for anything else....hehe
This was a card I made while watching the race.
Layout comes from the MFT sketch #62.
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Sunday 11 March 2012

Hope Everything Looks Up Soon!

Hello and happy Sunday!
Between doing loads of laundry I've managed to make a couple of cards.
The race is about to start soon so I think I may just relax on the couch and cruise Pinterest.
I finally caved and joined today.
I can definitely see myself addicted to that site. SO much to look at! LOL!
the card below is another SU! only card created using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #154 from today.
I used some fun new stamps from the Send Me Soaring set along with some DSP.
Not too much to the card other than a little stitching and dimensionals.
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Saturday 10 March 2012

Field of Flowers

Happy Saturday afternoon!
I managed to get a lot accomplished earlier today so as a reward I stamped.
This SU! set called Field Flowers has been on my wish list for a long time and I'm happy that I finally ordered it.
It's a beautiful stamp and can't wait to ink it up in several different colours!!
Today I chose Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz.
Other than using some Oval Nesties this is a SU! only card.
Stamps: Field Flowers; Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder DSP; Inks: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz; Accessories: SU! Punch, Oval Nest
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So Much To Do...

ugh this is exactly how I'm feeling after a busy week and being away for a couple of days.
I would have loved to have come home last night to a clean house, laundry done, grocery shopping complete.....but it didn't
So this morning I'll spend the time "catching up" around home and then the rest of my weekend will be spent stamping!
While I was away I recieved my SU! goodies and also my Verve package!
The sketch below comes from Jen's March SFYTT.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 8 March 2012

I'm busy now...

Happy Thursday!
How is your week going?
Today I am heading out of town for a 2 day business trip.
Sort of looking forward to it too!
It's been several days since I have stamped and I'm excited for the weekend and some stampy time :)
This was last week's MFT sketch.
I pulled out an older WTG Well Read and paired her with Twisted Foursome Sentiment.
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Tuesday 6 March 2012

Have A Sunny Day

Well I'm scared to look outside this morning!
We were to get a dump of snow over night and into early this morning.
Hoping it isn't too bad and the roads will allow me an easy commute to work.

This card below was created for the Featured Stamper on Sunday.
I chose to case Kecia's card here.
Theme, colour and stamps were changed.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 4 March 2012


How is your weekend?
I had hoped to get some stamping in yesterday but had too much going on.
So first chance I had today I was down in the basement stamping!
So far today I've made 4 cards. Makes me happy :)
This one was created using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch #41.

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday 3 March 2012

Flowers For You :)

Good Saturday Morning!
It was another busy week and I haven't stamped but I do have a card from a week ago's Free 4 All Challenge of using a character on your card.
We all know that the PI girls from MFT are my fave
I coloured her with copics and paired her up with some MME designer papers.
Die cut is from MFT and ribbon is from PTI.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT weekend!

Friday 2 March 2012


Hello and happy Friday!!!!

This week the TLC on SCS was to create your own dies, punch or chipboard.
I handcut some triangles and then used die cut letters and numbers to decorate them ;)
The sweet PI girl was coloured with copics.
I needed to get a new bobbin of thread and was too my old standby paper piercing tool was used.
Thanks for stopping by!