Tuesday 16 December 2014

Dashing Through The Snow

Hello :)

Wow LONG time no blogging eh?!
This time of year is insanely busy. I haven't picked up a crafting tool in nearly a month! ACK!
That's the business I'm in though. Retail is crazy until after the holidays.

Just today I addressed my Christmas cards. 
Now to pick up a little something for my team at work ;)

Here is a card I created using one of Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketches.
Stamps and dies are from PTI Papertrey Ink

Friday 14 November 2014

Need a Hug?


I'm taking a little break from holiday cards to play with a sweet Pure Innocence girl from MFT.
She's so cute!

This first one uses the Freshly Made Sketch #162
Stamps: Sending Big HugsPaper: White, Blush, MME dpInk: Memento blackAccessories: MFT Big Hugs Die, MFT Speech Bubble die, Button, Twine, Sewing, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Spots and Dots embossing folder, Copics, Dimensionals
This one was created for the SCS colour challenge this week and uses Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #244
Stamps: Sending Big HugsPaper: White, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Cameo CoralInk: Memento BlackAccessories: MFT Sending Big Hugs Die, MFT Flag die, Circle nesties, paper piercer, Copics, Dimensionals

Friday 31 October 2014

Merry Holidays


We are finally getting to my favourite time of year to create cards!

Stamps: Holiday Words from PTIPaper: White, Real Red, wild Wasabi, EP Christmas Cheer DPInk: Wild WasabiAccessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, Circle nesties, PTI Holly Dies, PTI holiday words die, MFT banner dies, dimensionals
I used this layout from Freshly Made Sketches.
This one below was created for the SCS Ways To Use It Challenge - Favourites.
I used a few of my faves on the card. 
Paper Piercing, Dies, Christmas
Stamps: Wonderful Words Holidays from PTIPaper: White, Wild Wasabi, Real RedInk: Wild WasabiAccessories: Mat pack and Paper piercer, PTI Wonderful Words Holiday, PTI Holly die, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals
The layout comes from Jen's Deconstructed Sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday 22 October 2014



Long time no see again. Sorry!

I've been a little busy again but this time with family stuff.
Luckily I was able to sneak a some inky time in when possible :)
This card was created using a Freshly Made Sketch from a couple of weeks ago.

This one was created using last week's SCS sketch.

This one was created using last week's MFT sketch.

Sunday 5 October 2014

Christmas Card Time!


Gosh I can't believe it's October already!
The summer flew by so quickly :(

It's time for me to get busy making my Christmas cards!

I've got a couple to share with you today.

First up is this CAS card I created for the Paper Players Sketch last week.

Next is one that I created using Jen's Deconstructed Sketch.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 25 September 2014

Out on a Limb


Last week I ordered a few new goodies from the MFT release and I was thrilled to have two days off in a row this week to get inky!

I can't seem to put this Out on a Limb set down ;)

Here are a few cards I created over the past couple of days using it.

This first one was created for two challenges. The Sweet Sunday Sketch and the Paper Players theme of a masculine birthday.

This next one I created for my husband who's my rock and always there for me

This next one is from the SCS sketch this week.

This last one uses the Freshly Made Sketch. I used a circle rather than a tag for my focal point.

Saturday 20 September 2014

Happy Saturday!

Hi :)

Another week has gone by with very little stamping but I am expecting new MFT goodies on Monday!
I'll definitely get crafty after that!

Here are a few more cards to share with you.

This one was created using the MFT sketch #193

This one was made with a Freshly Made Sketch and combined with the Paper Players Theme of Fall.

Now how about a couple of Christmas themed?!
This one was created for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #236.

This last one was created for this past weeks Freshly Made Sketch.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 14 September 2014

Happy September!

Well hello and happy September!

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. Thank you to many of you for the emails asking if all was okay and letting me know you missed seeing my cards.
Those emails totally make my day!!

I'll share several cards that I've created over the past month. 
Not a lot of free time to stamp but I've managed to sneak into my craft room a few times :)

First up is a card I created for a Paper Players Challenge - Kids birthday and I combined it with a SCS challenge - stencilling.
Stamps: Birthday GreetingsPaper: Mixed Media Paper, BlackInk: Distress inks, Black

Next is a card I created for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Black, MME dpInk: Memento black, Pool PartyAccessories: Copics, Dimensionals

Now a card that I created for another SCS challenge called Spritz or Spray.
I created my background by squiggling distress markers on a clear block then misting with water before pressing it onto my watercolour paper. I also sprayed water directly on the paper and used a piece of paper towel to pull of some colour.

Stamps: NonePaper: White, Watercolour paper, Temp TurqInk: distress inks in Peeled Paint and Broken ChinaAccessories: Stamping Block, Mr. mister, MFT butterfly die, Stencil, Modelling paste, sewing, dimesionals

This last card I'm sharing today was for another SCS challenge - One or Two Words and I combined it with one of Jen's Deconstructed Sketches.
Stamps: MFTPaper: White, Red, Yellow, GreenInk: BlackAccessories: Spots and dots embossing folder, roses die, circle nesties, sewing, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 11 August 2014

Celebrate Your Special Day - Dare To Get Dirty

Hi :)

I love every summer when Splitcoast Stampers hosts the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges.
This year I was too busy to participate along as a member of the Dirty Dozen Alumni :(
I still can't believe I was ever chosen to be a part of that team back in 2008!
Wow so long ago!

Anyway, I was able to make the card below for SIX different Dare To Get Dirty challenges.
I'm having so much fun with my distress inks lately!

Sunday 3 August 2014

Always Believe In Yourself

Half way through summer :(

Why does this season feel like it zips by so quickly? LOL!
Wish I could slow it down a little!

Last week I had a few minutes to play along with a MFT sketch and I used a colour palette that I'd come across on Pinterest a little while ago.
Such a fresh colour combo!

Stamps: Chalkboard Greetings TooPaper: Natural white, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Green, BrownInk: BlackAccessories: MFT dies, enamel dots, sewing, dimensionals

Thursday 31 July 2014

Attitude - MFTWSC186

Hi :)

Today I'm working the late shift and hope to sneak a little itty bitty stamp time in first.
When that happens it makes me happy!

Here is a card I created using the MFT sketch #186

Sunday 27 July 2014



Gosh it feels like forever since I've posted. Things have been super busy around here but that's summer right? 
We are having such fabulous weather this year. It's hard to stay inside.

Once fall comes winter is right behind and that's when I spend most of my time indoors stamping ;)

Today is Chloe's 15th birthday and we are thinking of heading out to the parks to enjoy the sunshine while hanging out together!

Here is a card I created a few months ago that I found had not been posted here. It was from the Deconstructed Sketch #150 in early May.

Here is a card I created for the MFT sketch #185 a couple of weeks ago.
Stamps: Just The Way You ArePaper: White, Echo Park DPInk: BlackAccessories: Copics, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Saturday 19 July 2014

Happy Looks Good On You...SMILE

Hello :)

Happy weekend! 
Not so much for me. We have inventory at work on Monday and still so much to do :(
Hope you are able to enjoy the weekend though!

This was a card I created a couple of weekends ago for the Featured Stamper Challenge #387 on SCS.
Stamps: SmilePaper: Aqua Mist, Black, White, MME dpInk: BlackAccessories: Sequins, Circle Nesties, Felt, MFT flower dies, Dimensionals

Tuesday 15 July 2014

A Rainbow Is A Promise

Happy Tuesday!!

I haven't stamped in ages or at least it feels that way. Work really has been getting in the way lately. Bummer.
Maybe tonight or tomorrow I'll sneak into my craft room.

I created the card below using the Freshly Made Sketch.
I used a variety of cardstock scraps and dies to create this fun card!
Stamps: The Great OutdoorsPaper: White, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple, greenInk: BlackAccessories: MFT rainbow die, MFT cloud coverup die, paper piercer, dimensionals

Thursday 10 July 2014

Have a Lovely Birthday

Hello :)

I hope this summer finds you enjoying beautiful weather!
We've been very lucky here with blue skies and sunshine lately. 
The rain a few weeks ago has brought a millions of mosquitoes though :(
Oh well! LOL!

Last week I created this birthday card below using the MFT sketch and also the Paper Players tic tac toe challenge.
On Saturday I found out my card was chosen as the Queen of Clean by Sandy at the Paper Players!
Stamps: Birthday GreetingsPaper: White, SnoCone, Certainly CeleryInk: BlackAccessories: MFT dies, Rhinestones, Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Friday 4 July 2014

Family Photos

Happy Friday!

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends!
Hope you have a wonderful day spending it with your family.

Speaking of family....

I wanted to share a couple of photos from our family photo shoot outdoors a couple of days a go.
One of my friends took all of our photos and is in the process of editing but he's shared a few with us so far.
After having pictures taken outdoors we will NEVER do those boring indoor ones ever again....haha!
We went to 4 different locations to get all of our shots....so fun!

I love all of them but the last one is my favourite so far. Lethbridge is a very windy city and for about one minute it died down and we weren't swatting our hair out of our faces ;)

Wednesday 2 July 2014

You Are My Favorite Reason to SMILE

Hello :)

Today we celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
It hasn't always been easy but it's always been worth it!

Later today we are heading outdoors for a family photo shoot! Can't wait!

Happy Anniversary Brian!
Love you!

Last night I had a little bit of trouble sleeping because I'd slept during the day trying to fight off a migraine.
What better way to pass the time then stamping!

I had created this watercolour background using some distress inks, watercolour paper and my Mr. Mister on the craft mat.
So I decided to ink up this little cutie from MFT in the same colours.
Pretty quick and simple card!

Friday 27 June 2014

Cheer Up!

Hello :)

Earlier this week I worked a late shift a work which meant I had some crafty time in the morning. When I stamp before going to work I feel energized! Not sure why but it's always fun!

This card used the SCS colour challenge and the Paper Players Sketch.
I inked up this little PI cutie and coloured with some copic markers. A little stitching to the center panel for interest and it's complete!
Stamps: Pretty Pumpkin, Blue Skies AheadPaper: White, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, SU dspInk: BlackAccessories: Copics, Sewing, Flag Dies, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Birthdays Are The Best

I'm working a late shift today. Sort of strange for a Tuesday but it does give me the ability to get crafty in the morning :)

Today the Colour Challenge 484 on SCS was Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler. The dessert option was a 4th colour and I chose Old Olive.

Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Blooming Button BitsPaper: WhiteInk: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Cherry CobblerAccessories: MFT picket fence, MFT first place award ribbon die, Dimensionals

Sunday 22 June 2014

It's a Good Day to Be Happy

The sun is shining AGAIN today!
We've had so much rain as of late and on flood watch that it's nice to see things finally turn around.
Especially now that summer has officially arrived! Yippee!

This week when the MFT posted the sketch below I almost went with a sentiment or floral die BUT decided to play around a bit with my copics ;)
The sweet PI is Wish You Were Here and the sentiment comes from the Sunflower Sweetheart set.
Stamps: Wish You Were Here, Sunflower SweetheartPaper: White, Lemon, Blue,Ink: BlackAccessories: Copics, MFT fence die, MFT grass die, MFT flat bottom clouds die, felt, Mat pack and paper piercer, dimensionals

Wednesday 18 June 2014

Really, You Are! AMAZING!

I am SO looking forward to tomorrow.
First day off in over a week :)
Getting inky hasn't been in the cards as of late. Come tomorrow I'm going to try and smash out quite a few cards!

Here's a card I created awhile back using Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch.
Stamps and dies are from MFT.
Stamps: Complimentary Greetings, Simply Fabulous GreetingsPaper: White, Black, MME dpInk: BlackAccessories: MFT flower dies, circle nesties, MFT flag dies, sewing, dimensionals

Saturday 14 June 2014

Best Wishes

Hello and happy rainy weekend!

I work all weekend so honestly it doesn't matter to me if it rains. ha!

Earlier this week I was able to create a card using the newest Freshly Made Sketch below.
It's been a long time since I inked up the pretty Botanical Silhouettes from Papertrey.
Stamps: Botanical SilhouettesPaper: WhiteInk: Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry RippleAccessories: MFT fence die, MFT flag die, Dimensionals

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Thanks For Being Awesome....Just Saying

Happy Wednesday!

Today I'm hoping to be at work for a very short time. It's my day off but it's also my reno meeting day :(
Not that I ever hope to go through an entire store renovation again but if I do, remind me to fight for a different meeting day....lol
Three out of four Wednesday's I have off but spend them at work. Silly me!
Anyway, when I get home today I'm going to get busy stamping!

I was excited to see yesterday that my card was chosen as one of the favourites for the Freshly Made Sketch last week!!!
I'm loving red and yellow right now. Not sure these paper packs made it back to my filing cabinet....
Stamps: Super Script by AltenewPaper: White, Red, Yellow, Wild WasabiInk: Black, RedAccessories: MFT rolled roses, MFT leaf die, MFT tag die, Twine, MFT Flag dies, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Dimensionals