Monday 30 July 2012

I Give Our Friendship...

Hello :)

Did you have a wonderful weekend?

Ours was fantastic! 
Although I think I got a little too much sun while working outdoors yesterday as I had a wicked headache all afternoon and evening.

My card today was created for my friend Angela's Dare To Get Dirty Challenge on SCS.
Are you a fan club member at SCS?
If so...great....hope you can play along!
If not, you should!
HERE is a link to the main challenge thread.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thank You FS and DTGD

Good Morning!

Just a quick post from me.
This was a card created for the FS challenge on SCS and also one of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges by Kittie.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 29 July 2012

Tic Tac Toe PP106

****If you are looking for my Sweet Sunday Sketch please scroll down****
Hey everyone!

I'm back with my Paper Player's Card :)
Sunday's are a busy day on my blog!

This week it's a fun one!!!

What three will YOU choose to do?

I went with Floral, Embossing, Favorite Colour
BUT it could have been 
Floral, Blue, Circles
or even
Floral, Ribbon, Punches
Have almost all the bases covered!
This is a SU! only card as well.
Stamps: Bright Blossoms; Cardstock: White, Island Indigo, Floral District DSP; Inks: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple; Accessories: Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Labels Collection Framelits, Sewing, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by but before you leave....
Stop by the Paper Player's Blog to see what inspiration can be found there :)

Lucky Me! SSSC164

Happy Sweet Sunday Sketch Time!!!

This week Karen has a wonderful sketch for us!
For those of you that play along and upload to Karen's blog you will be entered to win a MFT gift certificate from her!!! Be sure to check it out :)
Here's the sketch:

Chloe asked me to make a card for her best friend and I thought that the tag on the card would make a nice bookmark for her. She's an avid reader.
I've got a couple of shots....
Here is another picture of the little bookmark pulled out...
Now please stop by to see what everyone else has's sure to wow you!

Friday 27 July 2012

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Today is Chloe's 13th birthday :)

Wow the years sure fly by!

A teenager now...

This was the card I created for her to go with the new iPhone we got for her.
She was super excited when we gave it to her and now I'm envious that I don't have
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 25 July 2012

You Are Pretty Amazing

I almost forgot to post this card I made a couple of weeks ago for the iSpy sketch challenge.

I used some older designer paper and made my focal point the sentiment.
I added a fun felt heart and stitching with lots of layers.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Branch Out

Happy Tuesday!!!

I can't wait for this week to be
Can you imagine it's only Tuesday? ugh!

Here is a SU! only card I made for the Featured Stamper Challenge last Sunday.
I cased this card here.

Stamps: Branch Out; Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla; Inks: Choc Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple; Accessories: Edgelits Adorning Accents, Sewing, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 23 July 2012

I Love Being Your Mom

Good Morning!

Well I've been awake since around 3 am or so.
Thunderstorms are rolling through.

As much as I've been asking for rain I would have prefered the thunder not to come with it. Or at least not during the

Chloe and I have been spending a lot of time together lately and it's been wonderful!
She'll be 13 this week and I know the days of hangin' out with mom will most likely be over for a few years.
It's already started when I want to go somewhere she'll tell me that she'd rather stay home or she's going to a friends house. I'm sure I was the same when at that age but it was so LONG ago I can't remember ;)

Decided I'd make a card to leave for her when I'm off to work....

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 22 July 2012

Snow Much Fun PP105

Happy Sunday Morning!!

Time for a new Paper Players Challenge!
This week Jaydee has a wonderful sketch for us :)

I think a sketch is my favourite type of challenge.
This one can be CAS or layered up as I have done.
Here I've created a SU! only card with some old and new goodies that will be available on August 1 in the Holiday Catty.
Stamps: Snow Much Fun; Cardstock: Naturals White, Cherry Cobbler, Snow Festival DSP, Inks: Black Stazon, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Aqua Painter, 1/4" Gumball Green Sweater Trim, Bigz Die Snowflurry, Dazzling Details, Sewing, Dimensionals

Don't forget to visit the Paper Players Challenge and see what my teammates have created for us!
Looking forward to seeing what YOU might create too!

Have a GREAT day!

Friday 20 July 2012

Snowman Kisses


I almost forgot to post my card from last weekend for the Featured Stamper on SCS.
I chose to case this card here.

Used the same layout and theme but changed the images and papers.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday 19 July 2012

Just Saying Hi :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

I was supposed to have my dental cleaning app't last night but when I got there they had messed up and I had to rebook for next month now :(  I was really looking forward to it! LOL

On the bright side....

I was able to create this card using yesterday's MFT sketch #81 :)

Pulled out my ALL TIME FAVE Pure Innocence girl and paired her up with some of the fun Pebbles papers I picked up on Tuesday.

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday 18 July 2012


Hello :)

Yesterday after work I popped into one of our LSS to see what was new. It's been a few weeks since I've shopped there. Not a lot on the shelves as everything is on sale in prep for the new summer goodies coming after CHA.

I did find this cute Peebles paper pack though and was excited to use it.
Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #163 was used for my layout.
Stamp set is from MFT and called Vertical Greetings II.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 17 July 2012

You're My Best Friend

Happy Tuesday!

This looks to be another busy week for me but that's okay. That usually means it will go by quickly :)

This is another card I made on Sunday using the MFT Complimentary Greetings and My Mind's Eye DP.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday 16 July 2012

You Are So Beautiful

Hello :)

Yesterday I spent a few hours in the basement cleaning.
Afterward I sat down to play with some new and old goodies.

I paired up this older My Mind's Eye DP with a new MFT stamp set called Complimentary Greetings and the Hibiscus Flower Dienamic.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 15 July 2012

Thanks Paper Players Challenge #104

***if you are looking for my Sweet Sunday Sketch it's posted below or click here***

Good Morning!

Are you ready for a new Paper Players Challenge?
This week's challenge is...
I was hoping that my newest stamps would arrive in time for me to create my sample card but they didn't :(
So I pulled out one of my fave old sets called Full of Life.
I've always enjoyed inking up the words in different colours and I thought it would work wonderfully with this fun paper from the Paper Smooches dsp pack.
Added a little button as well!

Stamps: Full of Life; Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches DSP; Inks: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Temp Turq, Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Summer Smooches Button, Dimensionals

Please be sure to stop by the Paper Players Blog and see what wonderful samples the girls have made today.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you create when you upload your card to the blog as well :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Let's Mix It Up!


Last month I thought I'd give it a whirl and throw my cards in for the DT call that Karen put out for the Sweet Sunday Sketch and last week I was lucky enough to be invited to join the team!

I always adore Karen's sketches and can't recall one that I've missed lately.
They are always Go To Sketches for me :)

Here is this week's sketch:

The image panel was perfect for me to pull out one of the sweet a la modes from MFT.
This one is called What's Cooking.

Want to see the whole team?

Our guest stamper this week  is Jen Shults

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 13 July 2012

Make A Splash MFTWSC80

Are you happy it's Friday?
I know I am!

It's been terribly hot here this week and we've been treated to some good thunderstorms but nothing comes of it.
My poor lawn is dead :(
A week ago it was lush, soft and GREEN!
Now it's a yucky crunchy brown.

Wednesday evening it was hotter than heck in my house and I camped in the
I created this card for the MFT sketch #80
I promise that I've cleaned up my table and put this paper pad away ;)
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Here's To You On Your Birthday!


Tonight I wanted to hide out in the basement where it was cooler so stamping it was!

Freshly Made Sketches had their newest sketch posted and I was happy I could play along.
I pulled out the fun SU! set called Good Cheer along with the Echo Park Hello Summer DP(it was still on my desk) and got busy!

This is what I created for the FMS43.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday 10 July 2012

I Love Your Smile

Happy Tuesday!

It's hot as heck here! Whew!
Times like this I wish we had central air BUT it's not warm enough often enough to have it.

On Sunday I played along with the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.
I chose to case Debbie's card here.
This is what I came up with.....

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 8 July 2012

A Little Bit of Sunshine TLC385


Judy has asked me to fill in for the TLC385 on SCS while she is away at a family reunion.
Thanks for asking me Judy :)
There are so many techniques out there that I've been wanting to try and showcase and finally decided on this one that was featured on SCS Wednesday Tutorial last week.

It's called Pedestal Pop-Up Card.
There is a great video tutorial for the visual me ;)

When I saw this pop up I knew I wanted to try something a little different.
Flowers, Butterflies, Shapes, Sentiment many options!
LOVE this rainbow die from MFT! 
It does take a little patience to create it but the end result is well worth the 7 cranks of the big shot ;)
This is the inside.....which is what this card is really all about!
It was really hard to get a picture of this....sorry!
As you can see I used a few different dies....rainbow, flat bottom clouds and sunshine.
The clouds were cut out with some white felt.
I just love how this opens up :)
The outside was simple made using a piece of designer paper...
I had a lot of fun creating this card and can't wait to give it to someone!
I hope you'll join me in this challenge on SCS!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Best Wishes Paper Players #103

Good Morning!

Are you excited for a new Paper Players Challenge?
For my card I used a PTI set that I believe was an anniversary set. I was gifted to me by a very good friend :)
I stamped the stems in Lucky Limeade and the pretty flower tops in Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.
Adding a white picket fence from MFT.

I hope you'll stop by the Paper Players Challenge blog to see what the ladies have all created and play along with us by uploading your card in the linkz section.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday 7 July 2012

Flowers Paper Players 101 sketch

Good Saturday Morning!

This looks to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend here in Calgary!
Summer has finally arrived this week :)
We were a little slow out of the gate this year but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the sunshine.
I love that we have really long days up here. Sun is up early and sets late.
This morning I am going to enjoy a cup of coffee on my back deck and listen to all the birds chirping happily.
Not exactly sure what our plans are for the weekend but I will definitely be sneaking in a little stamping.
Probably when it gets a little warm in the house(we don't have airconditioning) I will go to the basement where it's wonderfully chilly! LOL!
This is a SU! only card I made a couple weeks ago for the Paper Players 101 sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday 5 July 2012

Freshly Made Field Flowers


Earlier this week I received some sad news that someone I know is battling cancer :(
I wanted to make a card for the family to let them know I'm thinking about them and saying a few prayers. They are very optimistic as they begin treatment.
I needed a little inspiration to get me going and the Freshly Made Sketch #42 was exactly what I needed.
The lady going through all of this is a SU! demo so I know she'll appreciate this SU!  only card :)

Stamps: Field Flowers; Cardstock: Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade; Inks: Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist; Accessories: Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Let's Shake It Up

Yeah! It's Wednesday!
Half way through this short work week already! 
LOVE it!

On Monday I had the day off and was lucky enough to do a little bit of stamping :)
For this card I used the Freshly Made Sketch #41 and the MFT set called Let's Grab Drinks.
Quick and easy CAS card.
Stamps: Let's Grab Drinks; Cardstock: Kraft, Simple Stories DP; Ink: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Sewing, Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday 3 July 2012

You are In My Thoughts


What a busy long weekend we had and it was WONDERFUL!

Sometimes I love the go go go of life.

Yesterday we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary and I am looking forward to many more happy healthy years together :)

This was a card I created over a week ago for the FS on June 24th.
I chose to case this card here.
Loved going scrappy on this one!
This was a SU! only card minus the canvas and jeans.
Stamps: Word Play; Cardstock: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Inks: Night of Navy; Accessories: Spiral Punch, Canvas, Jeans, Island Indigo Twine, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Sewing, Distressing Tool, Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 1 July 2012

Good Tidings Paper Players Challenge #102

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!
Hope you are enjoying the day with your loved ones!

I'm very excited to announce that I've been invited to join the Paper Players Challenge Blog.

Always GREAT challenges there :)

This week it's a theme....
I've decided to pull out some fun dies that I got last year from PTI.
I hope you will stop by to see what the rest of the team has created at the Paper Players.
Looking forward to seeing what you create and link up there!
Thanks for stopping by today!