Saturday 31 August 2013

Make A Wish - MFT Sketch #138

Good Saturday Morning!

I'm right in the middle of my 6 day stint away from my family :(
I know in two weeks we will be living together once in Lethbridge!
Very exciting!

Here is a card I created for the MFT sketch last week....
Here is the sketch....

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 29 August 2013

Happy Birthday To You - DS116

Happy Thursday!
Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
The sketch called for something clean and simple in my mind. It had been sometime since I had used the pretty flowers and dies from MFT. 
A little stitching and rhinestones to gussy up this CAS creation.
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Tuesday 27 August 2013

For The Record, You Rock!

Happy Tuesday!

Well I survived my first day on the job!
Think I'm going to LOVE it!
I do miss my old team in Calgary though. Especially today when flowers were delivered to the store from my old district manager, store managers and the specialist team! They made me It's so nice to know that I was loved!
Tonight I'm heading back to Calgary for a day and a half. 
Looking forward to seeing my family and maybe sneaking in a little bit of stamping on Wednesday...hehe!

Sunday before leaving for Lethbridge I was able to create this fun card for the Paper Players Challenge #160 which was a sketch.

Stamps: Arrows 'n Elements, Inner RockstarPaper: White, Black, Wild WasabiInk: Black, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Marina MistAccessories: Spots and Dots Embossing Folder, Circle nesties, Twine, Dimensionals

Sunday 25 August 2013

Time For Cake & Ice Cream!

Hello :)

Tomorrow I start my NEW job! 
I can't wait. People ask if I'm nervous all the time.
Those that know me well, know that I don't really get nervous but I am EXCITED!

I didn't have a lot of stamping time this weekend as we started to clean up the house and decide what's going(to be donated, sold or to the dump!) and what's coming with us.

I combined the Dynamic Duos Challenge #67 of Calypso Coral/Crisp Cantaloupe with the Freshly Made Sketch #1.
I don't own any Cantaloupe so I subbed Blush from PTI.
Here I've used some sweet stamps from Reverse Confetti.

Stamps: Celebrate Cake, Whole Lotta DotsPaper: White, Calypso, BlushInk: White Craft, Kraft, Calypso CoralAccessories: Mat pack and paper piercer, Black sparkly dots, scalloped die, dimensionals

Saturday 24 August 2013

HB2U - Dynamic Duos #66

Last weekend the Dynamic Duos Challenge was Pool Party and Black with an option of embossing.
I reached for my trusty spots and dots embossing folder and the fun MFT matching stamp and die set called Party Balloons. I LOVE THIS SET! Might be my all time fave die and stamp combo! 
For a little more pizzazz I added some sparkly candy dots in the corners.
Pretty quick and simple CAS card that came together in a matter of minutes!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 23 August 2013


Last weekend the Paper Players had a fun challenge....a challenge it was too! LOL!
A clean and simple one layer card. Ack! Right? LOL!
Luckily there are these fun stamps from MFT!
Once again I reached for rainbow colours. I don't know what I'm going to do once summer is over and we move to fall. I love these happy colours!
This was PP#159.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 22 August 2013

Pretty Amazing - DS115

Happy Thursday!
Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
This week I decided to use one of the MFT Vertical Greetings II sentiments. I LOVE this one. So fantastic and fitting for my family right now :)
I am very blessed both in family and at work!
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Wishing You a Joyous Season - MFT Sketch #137


Gosh this week has been crazy! So much to do!
I'm exhausted and I've woken up with a headache today. So not cool :(

I don't know what I'm going to do soon with little to no stamping happening for a few weeks! ACK!
This coming weekend I am going to get inky as often as I can....haha!

I've been playing along with the MFT sketch every week for the past two years! Wow! 
Here is my card from last week.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 19 August 2013

You Will Never Find a Rainbow Looking Down

Hello :)

Happy Monday!
We had a fabulous weekend here in Calgary. The weather was FANTASTIC! Hot!
I spent a little time outdoors but coming into the air conditioning was nice....ahhhhhh!

Sunday afternoon I played along with the Featured Stamper on SCS.
I love Heidi's card here with all the fun!

When I first started this card I was going to use a sentiment from the I Like You set from Reverse Confetti because of the glitter but there were so many options that I changed my mind. Going with a sentiment from Dream In Color and more rainbows ;)
I love how the glitter softened the look.
Grabbing scraps of coloured cardstock from my bin I die cut a bunch of different nestie circles, ran it through my Xyron and added SU! Dazzling Diamonds. A quick and easy CAS card!
Stamps: Dream In ColorPaper: White, Black, scraps of coloursInk: BlackAccessories: Xyron, Dazzling diamonds, circle nesties, dimensionals

Sunday 18 August 2013

Holiday Poinsettia - SSSC191

Hello :)

Are you ready for another WONDERFUL sketch?!
This week there is a fabulous Sweet Sunday Sketch for you. Check it out!
This week I decided it was time for another Christmas card to add to my stash.
Soon there will be another charity event happening and I know that everyone is always asking for holiday cards....even in September. This time I'm going to be prepared!
I used the MFT Poinsettia die to create this card.
Ready to see the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team?

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 17 August 2013

For The Record, You Rock! - FMS99

Good Saturday Morning!

It's been really quiet around here lately. 
As much as I love to create and share my cards I don't think I'm getting the visits I used to.
I used to always worry about having a card on here EVERY single day. When I was going on vacation I'd prepare two weeks worth ahead of time. Crazy, right?

Things are going to be changing for my family very soon.
Over the next couple of months my craft time will have it's ups and downs.
There definitely won't be daily posts.
Sometimes you might see one a week.

Anyway, I did have a little time last night to stamp this card using the Freshly Made Sketch #99 and some Reverse Confetti stamps. I don't think I have inked this image from the Inner Rockstar set yet. It's a fun image, eh?

Today we are out house hunting! Always exciting!
Hope you have a fabulous day!

Thursday 15 August 2013

The More Candles, The Bigger The Wish - DS114

Happy Thursday!
Ready for  another edition of Deconstructed Sketch!
Check out this week :)
Not having a lot of time last weekend I decided to go ultra simple. Sort of back to my roots and no designer paper. You know....lately I've been making a lot of cards with no designer paper ;) I like it!
Anyway, here I used a couple of sentiments from the MFT Birthday Greetings and also the Spots and Dots using white craft ink.
Ready to see what the rest of the Deconstructed Crew have created today?!!!

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Celebrate Today & Everyday

Happy Wednesday!

Last night I jumped at the little bit of extra time I had and snuck into my stamp room to get inky!
Always a fun time :)

I created this card for the Paper Players Challenge #158 and also the Retro Sketch #76.
I used some sweet Reverse Confetti stamps. 
Celebrate Cake has so many cute little stamps and sentiments.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

I ♥ Stamps!

Hello :)

The weather looks to be sooooooo nice all week here in Calgary!
I hope that I can enjoy some relaxing time out on the deck in the evenings. It's nice to grab my book and sit outdoors. That's if the dogs out back don't go on one of their barking sprees.

We have a lot going on at home right now which means a lot less crafty time.
I did make a card for the Featured Stamper on SCS last weekend.
I pulled out a cute new PI that I received last month. First chance I've had to ink her up....I know....what a shame!
Stamps: PI Crafty FriendsPaper: Lemon Tart, Blue Sky, Blueberry, WhiteInk: Memento BlackAccessories: copics, TE Quatre Cutting foil plate, MFT First Place Award Ribbon Dies, Button, Jute, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals

Monday 12 August 2013

Happiness is... You

Hello :)

Today I hope to be able to spill the beans! Big things are about to happen for my family and I am busting with excitement! I've been lucky enough to have a wonderful crafting lifestyle but now I'll need to find a balance once again with work. Having a supportive family makes it that much easier though.

I've been trying to play along regularly, if you call three times, with the Cas(e) This Sketch Blog.
Link is on my sidebar.

Here is the sketch from last week.

Reaching for some fun Reverse Confetti stamps I created this quick little card.
I stamped the arrows from Arrows 'n Elements in rainbow colours and paper pierced along the edge of the cardstock for a little more detail.
The happiness is.... comes from the Arrows 'n Elements as well.
The YOU comes from Dream In Color.

Stamps: Arrows 'n Elements, Dream In ColorPaper: WhiteInk: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, BlackAccessories: Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Sunday 11 August 2013

A Little Birthday Wish - FMS98

Hello and happy Sunday!

Normally I don't wish my weekends away but this weekend can't go by fast enough.
Big things are happening at work this week! Exciting!
I have another two day road trip planned.

Anyway, I should have been cleaning yesterday but after about 10 minutes I packed it in.

Sat down at my craft table and pulled out some stamps and got to work on the Freshly Made Sketch.
This is what I created using some MFT stamps.
Stamps: Birthday Greetings, Abstract ArtPaper: White, Black, Real RedInk: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, BlackAccessories: Mat pack and paper piercer, Small star punch, Dimensionals, 

Saturday 10 August 2013

Happy Birthday - TLC441

Gosh I can't believe I haven't stamped since last weekend and I'm not sure if I'll have time this weekend!
All of my posts have been pre-scheduled all week, including this one!

Monday I made another card for Joan's TLC challenge on SCS - Mix Up Sentiments
Here I used a set from MFT and stamped the background almost exactly as it comes on the acrylic sheet! ha!
Needing more masculine birthday cards I went with muted colours stamped directly on kraft rather than white cardstock.
Stamps: Party Balloons, Birthday GreetingsPaper: KraftInk: Black, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Cherry CobblerAccessories: Paper Piercer, Party Balloon Dies, Jute, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 9 August 2013

Surprise! - Retro Sketch #75

Hello :)

I always seem to forget about the Retro Sketches Blog.
Not on purpose but I think it's fairly new to me and somehow I need to keep them on my radar.
They always have such wonderful sketches so I've added their badge to my sidebar.
Click the sketch below to take you to their site.
This is what I decided to do with it....
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday 8 August 2013

I Like You & Sunny Days - Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

***If you are here for my Deconstructed Sketch(which also happens to use Reverse Confetti please scroll down.

Happy 8th of the month!

You all know what that means, right?
It's time for a Reverse Confetti Blog Hop!

I know you all are seasoned at this and the best place to start would be at the beginning ;)
You should have come here from Amy Tsuruta's Blog.

For my CAS card today I used the SFYTT and some awesome RC stamps!

This time I decided to pull out stamps from Jen's first release.
I Like You is a fantastic set that works all on it's own or with several other stamps sets from Reverse Confetti.

I'm also entering this CAS card in the Dynamic Duos Challenge #64 of Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush(subbed PTI Hibiscus Burst).

Now please hop on over to Heather's Blog to see her wonderful creation!

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own?  Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Monday night, August 12th at 11pm CST, and the winner will be announced on the Time for a Card Tuesday post on the 13th over on the Reverse Confetti Blog!
A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…
SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY (SFYTT)—Play along with us each month for your chance to win the ENTIRE NEXT RELEASE and to be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.
‘FETTI FINDS—Link your REVERSE CONFETTI creations to the link list posted on the Reverse Confetti blog each Monday.  (Note:  Reverse Confetti stamps are required for ‘Fetti Finds.)  A ‘Fetti Fave will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog from that months’ entries.  The ‘FETTI FAVE will receive the ENTIRE NEXT STAMP RELEASE and be invited to play along with the Confetti Crew as we sneak peek and hop with all the new stamps.  Click HERE for more details and link list.