Thursday, May 27, 2010

PPC - CC#15 - Heartfelt Thanks

Happy Monday!!

It's time once again for Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo#15! Megan picked some awesome colors this week - I really like these colors together, don't you?! I wanted something soft and "flower-y" so I dug through my stash and found Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.....

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks; Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom; Accessories: markers (choc chip, olive, blossom), satin choc ribbon, stamp-a-ma-jig, pearls

Please be sure to come play along with us this week! Check out the rest of the Design Team (their links are in the left sidebar) and leave the talented girls some lovin! Happy crafting!


Just a quick reminder to remind y'all that I'm givin' away some Stampin' Up! BLOG CANDY! I am celebrating so you can read all the *juicy* details HERE.

Please be aware that even if you DO NOT have a blog and cannot post a pick/link of my blog candy, you are still able to enter. Just leave a comment on my original post HERE and answer the question that was posted. If you want, maybe send out a quick e-mail to all your crafting PEEPS and let them know all about it and forward me that email to so I can see that you sent it!

Don't have until June 10th, 2010! Good luck!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thanks, Arielle and Colour Q gals...

Wahoooo! Woot! Woot! Yep, I'm tootin' my own horn *insert grin here* Arielle and the gals over at Colour Q challenge blog chose me as a Colour Queen Courtier for THIS card!! Wahoo! I'm so pumped!

Thanks again ladies - doing the challenges are super fun, but it sure makes a gal's day when she can post a kewl badge on her blog to show off for it! *insert even BIGGER grin here!* Thank YOU for all your hard work in making these challenges such fun and huge successes! :) Hugs!

Balloon Time - SPCC #49

This week marks the end to my spot as Guest Diva over at Scrapmaster's Paradise for this month and I just want to say a HUGE thank you again to Samantha for chosing me for this honor! I had so much fun creating with this group of talented ladies and look forward to doing so again someday! :) Thanks again, ladies!!

This week's color combo is a cheery, bright set of colors that made me think of a birthday card with balloons! So....that's what I did:

Stamps: Whimsical Words, Crazy for Cupcakes; Paper: Only Orange, Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay DP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: dimensionals, white gel pen, silver brads, paper piercer, pearls, scallop edge punch, Bermuda ribbon, mini punch (summer mini)

Be sure to check out the incredible talent of the SP Divas....I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you have fun creating something with these bright, cheery colors too! Be sure to link your card, scrapbook page or other 3d project to the Scrapmaster's Paradise blog before the deadline's up! Happy stamping!

PPC - CC#14 - Friends Forever

Another week has come and gone and it's time for another wonderful color challenge from Megan at Picture Perfect Creations...this combination of colors made me think for a few days, I must admit...but I decided on flowers since spring is *hopefully* finally here :o)

Stamps: Inspired by Nature; Paper: Handsome Hunter, Ballet Blue, Cameo Coral and Whisper White; Ink: none; Accessories: SU rub-on's, white organza ribbon, button, linen thread, markers, paper piercer
Be sure to check out all the other design team members' blogs for their inspirational takes on this color combo. You'll find the links to their blogs on the left sidebar :)
To all my Canadian PEEPS out there - enjoy the rest of our long weekend! I know I'm going to - hopefully stamping my day away! :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Cindy Haffner gave us a nice, simple, clean sketch this week over at Crazy 4 Challenges...I went through all my "older" SU paper and dug out some fav's that I've been saving, but now I don't have to save them anymore - Riding Hood Red and Baja are both coming back, and I can't wait!! I don't have to HOARD them! hahaha! Thanks for such an awesome sketch, Cindy!

Stamps: Pun Fun; Ink: Versafine Black, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, SU! DP (retired); Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat gun, sahara marker, blender pen, nestabilities, Baja ribbon, hodgepodge hardware (ribbon slider), dimensionals

Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY! I am celebrating my 100K in sales, over 25K blog hits, and all the wonderful PEEPS in blogger land who comment and support me in my crafting endeavors! Good luck!!

Pretty Pastels...

What a lazy, relaxin', chillaxin' Saturday we are having today! DH is home and I also have Luke and Ember (my niece and nephew) here to hang with the kids and keep them occupied...which means - more time for ME in my craft room YAY! :o) The temperature is still cold here in central Alberta (7C) and looks like more rain could fall at any given moment....

Today's card incorporates 3 challenges: Flutter By Wednesday's "Flowers and Butterflies," The Play Date Cafe's color challenge of light pink, light yellow and light green (I used Pretty in Pink, Banana, and Celery), and Our Creative Corner's sketch challenge:

Stamps: Merci; Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Certainly Clelery DP, Pretty in Pink, Welcome Neighbor DP; Ink: Versafine Black; Accessories: heat gun, clear embossing powder, Happiness Rub-on's, markers, pretty in pink brad, celery satin ribbon, dimensionals, nestabilities, beautiful wings embosslit, pearls.
Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY! I am celebrating my 100K in sales, over 25K blog hits, and all the wonderful PEEPS in blogger land who comment and support me in my crafting endeavors! Good luck!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Catalog Pre-Order is done! :)

I'm soooo excited girls! The brand new 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog went on sale yesterday for us demonstrators! It looks fabby! I tried really hard to look for any hints as to new items on the front cover, but I couldn't get a good enough view of it! Customers that order from me frequently, as well as my club members will get theirs free. These catties are shipped to demos in mid June so that we can distribute them to our customers for the July 1st launch. Demos also receive their own complimentary copy when we place our first order in June.

If you sign up to become a Stampin' Up demo starting in June, you will get a box of the current catalogs PLUS a box of the brand new catalogs for free with your starter kit! If you are thinking of is a great time... a discount and a sneak peek at the catty!!! I would love to have you as part of my team no matter what your interest in SU is (a hobbyist, a business builder, or just for the discount:) Drop me an email or phone call and I can give you all the details to get you started!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Summery Congratulations

Alright...I have one more for the night! It's been sooo nice to sit and cyber craft with my great friend, Leanne! Make sure you hop on over to her blog and check out her fantabulous creations!! Thanks's been great!

Tonight, I wanted to do the Stampin' Celebration color challenge and I hopped on over to Diva Coffee Break Designs and found a super dooper sketch challenge that would work for what I had in mind......

Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Perfect Plum DP; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: crochet flowers, brad, satin chocolate ribbon, button, linen thread
I am off for the night - DH is home this long weekend, and I'm having my niece and nephew here too! Will be nice to see them again and give the kids people to hang out with...which means more time for me to craft, craft, craft! Have a good one!
P.S. Don't forget to enter my Blog Candy HERE for more details!!

Thursday 6-in-1

Boy did we get rain this evening! Yahhoooo! We've needed moisture so badly and it came in fast and furious this afternoon. Melissa and I went out to try and get a walk in and well, we were chased back to the car by COLD, FIERCE winds and by the time we drove home, it was raining sheets sideways! There are gorgeous puddles all over our yard and it looks so fresh and lush outside now. It's very cold though, it's only +3C here right now. Brrrr...that's why I decided it was a great night to sit and drink coffee and CRAFT! :o)

The card I created tonight incorporates 6 challenges! Yay me! They are:

1. Stacey's Stamping Stage: Color Challenge
2. Cute Card Thursday: Sketch Challenge
3. Cupcake Craft Challenges: Blooming Charming (I used my bling as I don't have charms)
4. Papertake Weekly Challenge: "flowers"
5. The ABC Challenge Blog: "U is for unused stash" I used the bling whoopee whoo's :o)
6. Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog: "3-D" is my creation......

Stamps: En Francais, Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Sweet Pea Paper DP, Bella Rose DP (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Ink: Basic Black, Versafine Black; Accessories: various paper flowers, black brads, crystal bling accents, glue dots, sponge dauber, clear embossing powder
This is not my "usual" card. It was a lot of fun making this one! Thanks for all the challenges - you all totally amaze me when it comes to making up challenges for us to do. Thanks!!!
Have a super dooper night - I think I'm gonna sit and watch NEW MOON tonight! Yay! I still cannot believe I haven't watched it yet....bad me! Happy stamping!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

♥♥♥ BLOG CANDY!! ♥♥♥

Do y'all like candy?! How about some BLOG CANDY? I am celebrating...YEP, celebrating the fact that I reached a milestone in my Stampin' Up! career this spring. I hit $100,000 in sales AND I am also celebrating 25,000 hits to my blog! To qualify to win this wonderful package of Stampin' Up! goodies, you must do the following:
  1. Become a follower (if you are not already).
  2. Take my blog candy badge and place it on your blog linking back to my post, OR....create a new post on your blog about my blog candy giveaway, linking it back to me and then come back here and comment on this post with the link to your blog showing me the post you created :)
  3. Answer the following question here in a comment on THIS post - What is your MOST favorite embellishment to use on cards/scrapbook pages?
  4. **OPTIONAL** spread the word that I'm givin away CANDY! LOL....

I will be picking a winner on June 10, 2010.

Here's a picture of what I'm offering the winner!

This awesome Stampin' Up! package includes: one full package of Almost Amethyst cardstock, Almost Amethyst Classic Stamp Pad, "A Perfect Day" rub-ons, Patterns Pack III DP, (1) package of Note Cards & Envelopes (small), and one container of Basic Jumbo Grommets!

There ya have it folks! I am so pumped that my blog has reached 25,000 and I'm so thankful to all of you out there who come and check out my creations and leave such warm, loving comments! Good luck to all the participants....

"Magical" Color Throwdown & ICS

Hello again! Well, I made it back...I survived my 3rd night of boot camp and I must admit, I'm a wee tad sore. I think tomorrow will be a "movin-kinda-slowly" sort of day. Amazing how fast your body can resort back to "no, don't make me do those things!!!" mode after "chillaxin" for a few months! :)

Tonight Melissa wanted Tamie, Leanne and myself to join her while she did the Color Throwdown Challenge for this week. So, we did it through cyber crafting LOL...Check out the girls' blogs to see if they did the challenge....I also used the Inspirational Card Sketches challenge this week for my card....'s my card combining both challenges:

Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic; Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Welcome Neighbor DP; Ink: Black Staz On; Accessories: markers, white ribbon, scallop trim punch, dots embossing folder, dimensionals
Thanks girls for the fun! I am going to clean up my mess a bit and try to coordinate some stuff tonight that I can start on in the morning :) I think I need to just "be" and not use my brain too much tonight - I'm tired! Almost time for beddie bye! Have a great night! Ciao!

PaperWorks Co. #33 and another Colour Q!

Happy Hump Day! The middle of the week is here and that means we're half way to the weekend! Yay! That's good news for us Canadians as it's a long weekend for us. Woot, woot! I came across this very interesting sketch from Paper Works Co. and I just *had* to give this one a's very unique! I had scraps of DP left over from my Colour Q challenge last night, so I figured, "why not use 'em up?!" My card also qualifies over at Crafty Creations Challenges where they want us to make a creation having some sort of "encouragement or celebration."

...and VOILA! Here's my card:

Stamps: Elements of Style, Pocket Silouettes; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, Thoroughly Modern DP, Pink Flamingo DP, Whisper White; Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede; Accessories: sponge dauber, acrylic block
I had a lot of fun making this easy, unique sketch - hop on over and give it a whirl! Thanks for stopping in today - I hope to be back a bit later - day #3 of boot camp tonight so might be later on tonight after a hot bath so I can nurse my sore muscles! LOL...ciao!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Colour Q and Friday Sketchers

Good evening my fellow crafting PEEPS! Man, it *seriously* feels like FOREVER since I've blogged! So sorry for the lull, but life has been fairly busy around here lately. Between boot camps, kids school, gardening, yard work, stamping classes, 4-H and normal everyday LIFE stuff, it's been a bit hectic to say the least! I took full advantage of sitting down tonight after boot camp and making a card. Actually, I put a challenge out to Tamie this afternoon as she was in a bit of a crafting FUNK, so be sure to hop on over to her blog HERE and check out her amazing contribution to the challenge! I used the Colour Q color challenge and Friday Sketchers sketch for my card. It took a bit of "muckin" tonight to get the sketch to work with my image...but I think I got it!'s my card incorporating both challenges:

Stamps: Elements of Style, Medallion; Paper: Summer Sun, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss DP, Bermuda Bay DP, Whisper White; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss, Black Staz On; Accessories:paper piercer, markers, dimensionals, circle punch, oval punch, label punch, square lattice embossing folder
I had a lot of fun making this card. The coloring was awesome and even though it took a lot of time to get the colors "just so," it was a lot of fun to sit and create again. Thanks, Tamie, for the fun today...sorry it is so late getting blogged! Boot camp called again tonight....thanks for stopping in tonight and please don't forget to go and check out the PPC "Follow Me" Challenge over at Picture Perfect Creations...CLICK HERE for details! Hope to be back tomorrow!

♥♥♥ Follow PPC Contest ♥♥♥

My fellow PPC Creators and I would really LOVE to get more particpants and followers over at PPC (Picture Perfect Creations)so we've decided to have a 'Follow PPC' Contest! We want to reach at least 150 followers by Monday, May 24th, and we NEED your help!

All you have to do to win is become a follower of us over at PPC-CC (if you aren't already) AND submit a design this week for the #13 color combo challenge! Winner will get 12 yards of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding donated by our very own PPC Creator, Debbie!!! The contest ends at 10am EST on Monday, May 24th.

Debbie is also running a challenge special for us this week ... make a card or project using the Week #13 colors and post here at PPC. Then, go to her site, Simple Treasures and leave her a comment on her PPC #13 post letting her know that you want to be entered into her blog contest. One lucky participant will win two yards of the colors of your choice of her Shabby Vintage Seam Binding, as well - 15 colors viewable in her Etsy Shop!
Have fun and good luck!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Scrapmaster's Paradise Combo #48

*** Please scroll down for the PPC - CC#13 Challenge post! ***

Welcome back to another challenge over at Scrapmaster's Paradise! Samantha has a fun color combo for us this week - I really enjoyed these colors together! For my card this week, I used an older sketch from Stamping 411 Challenge Blog. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Basic Black; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Crushed Curry DP, Welcome Neighbor DP, Whisper White; Accessories: turquoise grosgrain ribbon, silver hodgepodge, brads

Be sure to hop on over to the SPCC blog and check out all the other super dooper talented DIVA's sure to link your creation for a chance at this week's prize! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy stamping!

PPC - CC#13 Fifth Ave Floral

Happy Monday morning! It's been another busy weekend with 4-H Achievements Day on Saturday and my stamping club on Sunday so I haven't had a chance to get "inky" much the past week or so and I'm really starting to feel it...I couldn't wait to sit down and get to work on this color combo from Picture Perfect Creations last night - I so have missed being in my craft room!

Megan has a BEYOOTIFUL color combo this week...I know, I know, you're thinkin' "with Green Galore?!" but yes, once you get it all put together - these colors can work FABBY together! I am really happy with how my card turned out (not like I'm tootin' my own horn or anything LOL) I didn't use a sketch this week, just "wung it" from my own head! Wow, hey?! :o) Here's the color challenge this week:

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Vintage Labels; Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Green Galore; Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Green Galore, Whisper White; Accessories: Basic Gray satin ribbon, button, linen thread, scallop circle punch, circle punches, acrylic block, sponge dauber, photo corner punch, pearls, black marker, dimensionals, vanilla smooch spray (main panel)

So, there ya have sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's work below and leave 'em a bit of love as you peek at their gawwgussss creations!! Then head on back to the PPC Blog and link up YOUR creation so we can see yours!! Happy stamping!

Sandy Tran - Stamp 'N Stuff
Allison Barroll - Too Many Projects Too Little Time

Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
Tamie Camp - Paper Infusions and More
Jackie Weeks - My Basket of Scraps
Debbie Marcinkiewicz - Deb's Simple Treasures
Nicole Anderson - Gotta Have Paper

Paula McClane - Scrap Addics Attic
Trish Radacs -- Spring Blossom Design
Megan Sajkowicz -- Picture Perfect Creations

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Happy Saturday my crafting PEEPS! I'm so excited today - my counter is nearing 25,000 hits and I am just OVER THE MOON about it! celebration of my $100,000 in sales this spring and my hits hitting 25,000 - I am offering up a BLOG CANDY! There will be more details to come... STAY TUNED!!! :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Oh What a Night!"

Good Friday afternoon PEEPS! It's been one heckuva 24 hours for me let me tell I mentioned yesterday, I was heading out last night with Melissa, Tamie, and my sister Jackie, to go and see cutie-patootie-sexy-babealicious DAUGHTRY last night with Lifehouse and Kavo opening for him, right?! Melissa got here right at 3:30, we hopped in my van, stopped in Millet, picked up Tamie and headed up to do a bit of shopping and supper in South Common Edmonton. All's's good...we're all out without our kids or DH, no stresses of home, get the point right?! We left South Common around 6:20 to go and pick up Jackie in Sherwood Park. I was just turning into Sherwood Park and all of a sudden, my poor Red Baron (that's what I call my van) had no get-up-and drive, no reverse, no first, no second, NOTTA! So, we had to coast to a place in the intersection where we wouldn't get hit or block, we got A LOT of looks - 3 women broken down - drove us crazy people laughing at us and staring like we just had a major collision or something LOL...anyhew...poor Jackie is waiting at home frantically wanting out of the house and long story short, the transmission is shot and we are waiting for a Ford Dealership in Edmonton to call us and let us know the damage and how much. We might just have to trade it off and get something else..not sure yet.

We DID make it to the concert - a bit late and frazzled, but we made it and Lifehouse and Daughtry were AMAZING!! Tamie's DH picked us up in Sherwood Park after the concert and then my DH met us at the Millet overpass to take Melissa and I back to our needless to say, we are all a very tired bunch today - Melissa and I didn't get home until around 2 a.m. and she had to work this morning at 8, so I hope she's surviving LOL.

Another epic adventure in my life - soooo glad I was able to spend it with 3 of my wonderful PEEPS! Thanks girls for helping me NOT cry and lose it right there in the middle of the intersection! LOL...luv ya all! xoxoxo

Here's looking forward to the next adventure....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stamp Group Project

Good morning! Sorry that I haven't been blogging as much as normal, but my kids' school year ends June 4th, so we are trying hard to get all work caught up and submitted so that they can be done - wow, almost a month early - they will be so will I!!! *wink*

Today I thought I would share with you another project we will be making on Sunday with the Stamp Club. This card is a total CASE from Dawn Griffith from Dawns Stamping Studio. If you haven't checked her blog out yet, please do! She's got OODLES of great tutorials and how-to's for you to learn. Thanks again Dawn!

This is called the picture frame card and it's so easy peesy to make and looks fabulous! There are so many different things you could do inside the picture frame! Possibilities are endless....

Stamps: Whimsical Words; Paper: Whisper White, Razzleberry DP; Ink: Razzleberry; Accessories: eyelet border punch, Blossom Party sizzix die, Itty Bitty punch, brads, dimensionals, ruler, pencil, whisper white taffeta ribbon, acrylic block

The rest of my week is crazy-busy so I'm not too sure when I'll be back to create *insert sad face here* Tonight I do get to go to Daughtry and Lifehouse in Edmonton though!!! EXCITED!! Then the kids have 4H Achievement Day on Saturday and my club is on we'll see if I get some time to sneak in a few minutes to get inky...until then, happy crafting and enjoy the sunshine!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Calendar Page for Stamp Club

Good afternoon! School's all done for another day and I finished up the prep work I had to get done for my stamp club this coming Sunday. I put the finishing touches on my calendar page so I thought I would post it here for you. I just *love* the colors this month! I think that chocolate could be in my calendar EVERY month and I would be good with that! lol

Stamps: Live Your Dream (journalling); Paper: Parisian Breeze DSP (retired), Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Kraft; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze; Accessories: simple flower embosslit, swirly decorative strip die, decorative accent #2 sizzix die, top note die, chocolate grosgrain ribbon, 3 flower punch, sponge dauber, brads, chipboard letters

Enjoy the rest of your day...I'm off to start the BBQ! YUM!

Thank You!!!

Morning everyone out there in crafting blogland! I am up and at 'em early this morning and just wanted to post a quick note of thanks to Debbie and the gang over at The Shabby Tea Room for picking me as an "Honorable Mention Cup of Tea" for last week's Get Your Bling On challenge and to the The Color Throwdown group of ladies as I was chosen randomly to be their Featured Stamper of The Week! Thanks so much for these wonderful honors! You've made my day! Happy stamping!

Monday, May 10, 2010

King of The Grill...SPCC #47

Morning! I sure hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day yesterday...I sure did! I got to spend it with my sister, Jackie, and her 3 little ones as her DH had to work...but, before he went to work, we got to sneak out for a bit and do a little shopping. We hit Starbucks first and then did some shoe shopping :) It was a great onto the challenge at hand!

Samantha, over at Scrapmaster's Paradise, has a neat color combo for us all this week. I had fun with this week's challenge as I got to ink up my new set from the Summer Mini called "King of The Grill"....hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: King of the Grill; Paper: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Bermuda Bay DP, Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Black, Close to Cocoa; Accessories: acrylic blocks, brads, nestabilities, star punches, sponge, markers, dimensionals, cuttlebug folder, notebook punch, oval punch, modern label punch

Thanks so much for stopping in today and be sure to hop on over to the SPCC blog and check out the rest of the Diva's wonderful creations and add your link to the challenge!

PPC - CC #12

It's time for another awesome color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations! Thanks to all of you wonderful crafting PEEPS who play along with us each sure is fun to see what you come up with using the challenges! Megan picked a very "interesting" batch of colors for us to play with this week and I must admit, I struggled a wee bit with them, but I think it turned out to the good :) I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday for this creation except I didn't turn my main image panel...I left it up/down....hope you enjoy it!

...and here's my card incorporating both challenges:

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Well Scripted; Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Perfect Plum, Thoroughly Modern DP; Ink: Sage Shadow, Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Bravo Burgundy; Accessories: acrylic blocks, circle punches, pearls, marker, eyelet border punch, square lattice embossing folder, dimensionals

Please be sure to hop on over to the Picture Perfect Creations blog and check out the rest of the design teams' creations! They have some rockin' stuff to show you!!! Happy stamping!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Good morning everyone! I just wanted to wish all the MOM'S out there a wonderful, relaxing, spoiled MOTHER'S DAY today...enjoy your day - get pampered and remember - YOU DESERVE IT!

Hugs from one MoM to many more! xoxoxoxo

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Playin' with Glitter!

Happy Saturday! How are ya?! I'm fabulous! Today has been a very nice day for us here in central Alberta. The kids did 4-H Highway Clean-Up this afternoon and I spent a good portion of the day with my good friend, Tamie, and her family as it was her Dad's 80th birthday and they invited me to the event. It was so nice to meet everyone in the family and put faces to names as I've heard of them throughout the years but haven't met most of them. Thanks again Bon-Bon and Tamie for inviting me :) xoxoxoox

Both kids are at friends so it's just been DH and I here at home. It's been so nice to just sit and craft and hang out with him (yep, he's been muckin on my puter while I craft) lol....but that's ok - we are spending time together in my office and that's great!

The Shabby Tea Room has a very messy challenge this week - they want us to "Get Your Bling On" so I took that as glitter....well, it's ONE MESSY EMBELLISHMENT let me tell ya! And...I did not chintz out on the glitter this time around - no sireeee! DH figures it's a bit too much but I don't - the more bling the better, right?! I saw a card like this on Splitcoaststampers, but they had sponged the inside I think....I decided to put glitter in the spaces for the petals :)

Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Whisper White; Ink: Rose Red; Accessories: Leaves die, glue pen, glitter, acrylic block.

Not too sure what the rest of the evening holds for me.....I hope you are all having a fantastic Saturday!!

P.S. Don't forget to hop on over to the Picture Perfect Creations Challenge Blog and get your card in for this week's color challenge! The deadline is 10 a.m. EST on Monday, May 10th! Hurry on over! :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Copics Class with Laura!

Last night, my good friend, Melissa, and I went to Scrapbooker's Paradise in Red Deer and attended a Copics 101 course with Laura Fredrickson teaching us! It was VERY informative and sure helped me to understand the history and usage of Copic markers. Coloring is being "reborn" where I am concerned, but it is a lot of fun and I'm excited to take this new avenue of crafting.
Melissa and I signed up for another class, Copic Texture Techniques, and that one sounds super exciting!

Thanks again, Laura, for the informative evening - you ROCK!!!

These are the 2 cards we made using Copics supplied with our class fee:

We focused mainly on the 2 fish - coloring and shading with different markers. It was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping in - I'm hoping to be back sometime over the weekend - I am missing being in my craft room...DH is on his way home tonight, so not sure how much time I'll have to craft. TTYL!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bright Mother's Day...

Happy Hump Day!! I clicked on over to The Color Throwdown and fell in love with the bright, cheerful colors and wanted to make a Mother's Day card. I hopped on over to Diva Coffee Break Designs and saw a very cool sketch!

Stamps: Elements of Style, Well Scripted, En Francais; Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Island Oasis DP; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Sizzix scallop circle die, acrylic blocks, kiwi striped ribon, scallop edge punch
Alright, time for me to get my "teacher/parent" butt in gear and get my kids up for school! LOL..Yep, having a slow-moving day today! Ciao for now!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday Night 3-in-1

Hello again crafting PEEPS! The wind is still a howlin' out there, but at least the snow has quit. We are in for a chance of more flurries tonight, but a slim chance, so we'll see! DH and the kids were busy playing the Wii tonight so I decided to take that little window of opportunity and *RUN* to my craft room, shut the door, plug in my iPod and get inky!!! :)

I decided to do Julia's wonderful sketch challenge over at Little Paper Shop Blog. I flipped it on it's side and decided to use a sentiment as my focal point. My DH loved the saying! This card also qualifies over at Totally Stampalicious for their challenge of "Flower Power!" and Crafty Catz Challenge Blog for their challenge of "Spots"

Here is my card using all 3 challenges:

Stamps: Growing Old (LPS); Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Pea DSP; Ink: Brilliance Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron; Accessories: paper piercer, nestabilities, flowers, brads, pearls, pumpkin pie ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots, sponges
Well, that is it for me tonight - I have a few challenges I am anxious to attempt tomorrow so until then, sleep tight!! G'night!