Saturday 29 June 2013

Enjoy The Celebration of You!

I feel like it's been forever since I posted! LOL! I always write up my blog posts in advance each weekend. It's a good thing too because I've been super busy lately.

School is officially out for summer now. Hopefully things will slow down just a little!!
It's Canada weekend here so I'm off until Tuesday!!! Yippee!

Today we shopped, cleaned the car, enjoyed the beautiful weather AND stamped!!
I created the card above using the Freshly Made Sketch #92.

Stamps: A la mode Big Birthday WishesPaper: White, DP, SaffronInk: Memento BlackAccessories: MFT Banner Dies, Mat pack and paper piercer, copics

Thursday 27 June 2013

This World.... DS107

Happy Thursday!
Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
This week I wanted to play along with some Reverse Confetti stamps.

In a couple of weeks we'll begin sneak peeks of new stamps!!
The Peacock Pretties set was calling my name :)
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!
Click the stamp set to take you shopping!
Have you been creating with Reverse Confetti stamps? If so, don't forget to link your cards up in the 'Fetti Finds thread on the Reverse Confetti Blog.

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Smile, everything is going to be okay

That sentiment is one I've heard a great deal over the past week with all the tragedy here in Calgary. Mostly I've heard it from those that were directly hit by the floods. Positive attitudes about either fixing/cleaning up or starting over and how thankful that everyone in their family was okay. 

The layout comes from the MFT sketch #129.
Can't recall the name of the sentiment set as it has no label on it. Sorry!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Make A Wish

Quick post from me today. Rushing around again :(
Only another 8 working days until I am on a two week vacation! Can't wait! LOL!

The card above was created using the MFT sketch #129 last week.
Sentiment is from the Birthday Sentiments and paper is from Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 24 June 2013

May Every Part of Your Day Have Happy In It

Hello :)

Well Calgary is cleaning up from the flood of 2013 and as a family that had no destruction we want to be able to help those that have. So today we'll gather supplies that are needed and drop them off at one of the relief centers.
School has been cancelled again today and could be for the rest of the week(remainder of school year).
Thank you to everyone that sent me a message/email asking if we are okay :)

Yesterday morning while I had a little time I sat down in my craft room to play along with the Featured Stamper #333 Tina. I chose to case her card here.
I still had the MFT Sunflower dies on my desk from the other day and when I saw Tina's card I thought it would be perfect to case. Sentiment is from MFT too....sorry I can't recall the sentiment set name.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 23 June 2013

Happy Birthday - SSSC187

Hello :)

Are you ready for another WONDERFUL sketch?!
This week there is a fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch for you. Check it out!
Believe it or not I am short on birthday cards. Pure Innocence birthday cards to be exact ;) You can never have too many of these cuties in your stash!
Ready to see the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team?

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 22 June 2013

Have a Great Day

The past couple of days have been really crazy around our house. 
We had a leak in our vent into the upstairs master bath, storms and flooding like crazy and my parents arrived from Ontario.
So today was the first day I've stamped in a week! 
To get my mojo started I hopped over to the Freshly Made Sketch blog to see what they had for us.
Love this CAS sketch!
I pulled out the fabulous MFT Sunflower Dies and some cardstock.
No designer paper again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 21 June 2013

Hi, it's me...

Here's a pretty clean and simple card with NO designer paper! I stamped the sweet PI girl and coloured with copics. Adding a little texture to her jeans with a piece of canvas and blender solution. Using the MFT Darling Dots I stamped a little background with SU! craft white. My Janome mini has been giving me fits lately. I changed the needle and it worked okay for a few days. Now I think it's likely that cheap thread I It keeps breaking. So I had to forego the sewing and paper pierced instead. The Seeing Spots embossing folder is probably my all time favourite!
Sketch is from MFT #128.

Stamps: Darling Dots, Heart Stripes, Being Cute is What I DoPaper: White, Kraft, BlueberryInk: White Craft, Memento BlackAccessories: Copics, Seeing Spots EF, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Mini File Tabs, Dimesionals

Thursday 20 June 2013

Ice Cream! - DS106

Happy Thursday!
Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
Summer vacation is almost here for Chloe. That'll mean hangin' out with her friends at the park and going for ice cream or slurpees. Ahhhh to be a kid again! LOL!

Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Happy Birthday - Challenge card

I just love these poppies from MFT!
When I saw the Freshly Made Sketch #90 last week I knew this open space would be wonderful for them!
Since my time has been really limited lately I combined it with the Dynamic Duos Challenge #57 of Pear Pizzazz and Black.
In all honesty, I had no idea if black poppies existed so I had to research ;)
Really though, does it matter? LOL! 
In the end, I think the card came out very nice. It's striking, isn't it? Those colours and bold flowers. Dramatic.

Stamps: Pretty PoppiesPaper: White, Black, Pear PizzazzInk: Black, Pear PizzazzAccessories: Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, MFT fishtail banner dies, dimensionals, Stickles

Tuesday 18 June 2013

I Like You 'n Sunny Days Challenge Card

Sunday found me having some quiet time late in the day and it was SO nice after the go go go weekend that we had. Now my intention was to clean my craft room before my parents arrive on Wednesday but as always I got side tracked! Does that happen to any of you?
I came across these fun circle bling and remembered that the Paper Players had a challenge going on that called for a CAS card - Bling It On!
Perfect! I knew these would be fun for a flower center but once side tracked ;)
Since I was already way off track by not cleaning I decided to run down and grab my laptop and get crafting!
Combining the Paper Players CAS #150 - Bling It On and also the CAS(E) This Sketch #32 I came up with this bright and fun card using I Like You from Reverse Confetti.
Stamps: I Like YouPaper: White, Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Wisteria WonderInk: BlackAccessories: Sun Die, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

This worked wonderfully for using up scraps from my bin! Look how nicely the sentiment stamps. Love that font!

Click the stamp set to take you shopping!

Have you been playing along with the Sketch For You To Try or creating with Reverse Confetti stamps?

Monday 17 June 2013

Happy Birthday

Wow did we have a smokin' busy weekend! 
I don't think I stopped until after dinner each evening. Not that I'm complaining as we finally got a lot accomplished around here :)
We grocery shopped at our local grocer, then headed to Costco, mowed the lawns, washed the cars/truck, moved beds around(in preparation for my parents arrival mid-week), cleaned the entire house, did 7 loads of laundry, baked chocolate chip cookies for Chloe to take to her Kindergarten class she helps in....oh and Brian was able to get all my photos off of my HP computer that crashed! Those guys at the computer store were SO helpful!
So excited to have things from 2006 to 2010 again! 
After all that I did manage to make several cards :)
The one above was created for the Freshly Made Sketch.
I used purple! It's a colour I hardly dig out. It's so striking here, don't you agree?
Stamps are from PTI's Botanical Silhouettes and Birthday Basics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 14 June 2013

Give It A Whirl!

Hello Friday!
So much to do over the next couple of days. Maybe we should have worked a little harder last weekend?! LOL!
Oh well, we'll get it done! 
I'll definitely find some time to get in my stamp room as it is in desperate need of a tidy up! 

This fun card was created for last week's MFT sketch #127.
When I hit the LSS last weekend I picked up this fabulous new Echo Park Paper Pad called Here & Now. I love the blues and patterns through it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday 13 June 2013

I Like You 'n Sunny Days - DS105

Happy Thursday!
Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
I was loving all the layers and mixing pattern papers. Always fun to do. As much as I love CAS cards these days, I have to think too much. Anyone else have that problem? 
Here I've used a fun sentiment set from Reverse Confetti called I Like You

Bright, eh? I love it! We've had so much rain these past few weeks that I'm itchin' for a stretch of sunny days!
(probably my fault for complaining that we'd had none and my grass looked ghetto)
Have you ordered some new stamps from Reverse Confetti? If so, you should be linking your creations up on the RC Blog for your chance to be a 'Fetti Find!

Click the stamp set to take you straight to the shop!

Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Wednesday 12 June 2013

You're Loads of Fun

I was really excited to see that this card made one of the top picks for the Freshly Made Sketch last week!
They always have wonderful clean sketches and it's one I try not to miss each week :)
Think that was two weeks in a row one of my cards was chosen....makes me smile!
Thank you FMS ladies!
Sorry so short but I'm doing this on the fly running out the door for another early start!
Have a great day!

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Thank You - Mojo296

Good Morning!
Last weekend I picked up these new Echo Park Here & Now papers at my LSS and couldn't wait to cut into them!
I'm not a hoarder of paper just obsessed with buying new papers to use. They never go to waste at my
Although there are always a few sheets in each pack that never get used. Suppose when they create a paper pad they can't please everyone ;)

Anyway, I decided to use them on this Mojo296 card that I created. Bright and happy for a thank you.
Stamp set is from Verve's Dream Big.

The next two days I am in some training for work. Sitting in a classroom setting all day long isn't really my cup of tea but it's required so I'll do it ;)
Maybe because I'm not running around all day I will have some stampy energy tonight!
Keep your fingers crossed!
Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day!

Monday 10 June 2013


Wow did the weekend go by fast or what?!
We had a HUGE to-do list and only a fraction of it was even touched :(
Looks like next weekend I'll be running around like crazy! Oh well!

I was lucky enough to find a little bit of crafty time though!! Always a good thing :)

Every weekend I look forward to the Dynamic Duos Challenge. I'll admit that this week I was a little bummed, at first, to see the colours. Soft Suede! Really? I can almost guarantee that it's my LEAST favourite SU! colour. EVER. I think it looks like something that ryhmes with boo....
So what's a girl to do? Use it in SMALL doses....haha!
The DD #56 was Blushing Bride and Soft Suede.
For the first time I played along with the CAS(E) This Sketch #31 as well.

Supplies used:
Paper: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, KraftAccessories: MFT royal roses die, MFT flourish die, MFT fishtail banner dies, MFT By The Letters Dies, Spots and Dots Embossing Folder, Sewing, Hot glue

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 9 June 2013

Hi, it's me...

Hello :)

Are you ready for another WONDERFUL sketch?!
This week there is a fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch for you. Check it out!

If you've followed my blog for any length of time you know how much I love Pure Innocence Girls from MFT! I think this is one of my all time fave ever! I think I actually used her on my card two weeks
Ready to see the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team?

Saturday 8 June 2013

Reverse Confetti Blog Hop!

 Hello June and Hello Reverse Confetti Fans!  It’s the 8th of the month and that means it’s time for an creative Blog Hop from Reverse Confetti.  Last month’s release was fantastic and today we are inspiring you with projects and cards using those stamps.  We’ve also invited some extra friends that helped us launch the new company last month, to join in on the fun!  Are you ready?
Here is a little close up of my card. I've stamped the sentiment from Happy Harbor in Versamark and embossed with Clear EP. A rainbow background was created with several SU! ink pads.

Click the stamp set to take you straight to the store.

 The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Anya’s blog. It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using Reverse Confetti’s first 4 amazing stamp sets!

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Heather’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog. Celebrate the creative side of you!

Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate. Comments are open until Monday night at 11pm CST and the winner will be announced on the Time for a Card Tuesday post next week!

Don't forget to play along with the Sketch For You To Try - SFYTT as well!
Want to be a 'Fetti Find? Don't forget to link your card up on the Reverse Confetti Blog each week.
Grab the RC Badge too ;)

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