Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Recipe at 4 Crafty Chicks

Happy Thursday! Today is another exciting challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, hosted by none other than our wonderful, Tamie. She's bringing us a recipe challenge to use 1 Ribbon, 2 DSP, 3 Buttons...I found this sketch over at Stampin' Royalty last week and it was perfect for the card I wanted to make....

I didn't even notice until Leanne brought it to my attention that i used THREE DSP, not two! My oops! The stamp is from Crazy for Cupcakes ... it looks good enough to eat - YUMMY!

Please be sure to check out the rest of the Chicks' blogs (links are on the right-hand sidebar) and take some time to play along with us - it is PRIZE WEEK after all! Happy creating!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bo Bunny "Olivia" Card Kit

Good morning :) I have all of my Design Team obligations all done for the next 4 weeks, so now I can sit back, relax, and play for FUN (not saying DT work isn't fun, but this is just muckin' time now) hee hee....I was digging through some "stashes" that I have had hoarded for a while now and came across a couple card kits. This particular one, "Olivia," from Bo Bunny caught my eye due to the colors. So, I thought in between cleaning my house and doing school with the kids yesterday, I would whip these ones up....hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Later PEEPS!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Scrapmaster's Paradise #93

Welcome back! If you are looking for my Picture Perfect Creations or Totally Stampalicious posts, please scroll down :)

Samantha has given us a very "interesting" color combination this week! I stared at these colors for a few minutes and then found a couple different stamp sets to use with it. I started with SP's Mini Card Creations II and then masked the edges and filled in the square with Circle Circus.

Stamps: SP Mini Card Creations, Circle Circus; Paper: Perfect Plum, River Rock, Melon Mambo, Whisper White; Ink: Melon Mambo, River Rock, Perfect Plum; Accessories: tulip EF, melon ribbon, dimensionals

I must admit, the River Rock color threw me off for quite some time on this one. Still not sure I "like" the combo but it's growing on me! LOL...that's why we do these challenges, RIGHT?!

I hope you have a fantastic day today - take some time to sit and be creative. Link up your card, scrapbook page or 3D project back at the SPCC Challenge blog site and I'll catch up with y'all later! Thanks for stopping in!

Picture Perfect Creations Challenge #53

Good morning! How was the weekend? I got some crafting time in and it sure felt awesome! Megan over at PPC has a great color combo this week and I felt it was saying "BOY!" to me so I inked up a new stamp set from Totally Stampalicious and it fit the bill perfectly! I used this very cool sketch from My Time Made Easy:
...and here is my card for this week's color challenge:
Stamps: Best Bud Brats; Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point DP, SU DSP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: markers, nestabilities, pacific point ribbon, embossing folder, oval punches, dimensionals, stapler

Thanks for stopping in this morning :) Be sure to head on over to the rest of the Design Team's blogs and check out their wonderful creations - their links are posted on my right-hand sidebar. Then, sit and create a card using our colors this week and link it back to the PPC Challenge Blog! Happy stamping!

Stay tuned for another challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Make a Card for Your BFF

Welcome back to another Totally Stampalicious challenge - the last one for March. Can you believe how fast time is whizzin' by? I am really hoping that Spring is right around the corner and the snow starts melting soon to let the flowers pop up and the green grass poke through! With the height of our piles of snow, that will be a while, but I am still looking forward to it! :) This week's challenge at TS is to make a card for our wonderful friend, Tamie, is celebrating her birthday on Wednesday, so this one is for her :) I used an older sketch from Card Patterns and an older color combo from ColourQ....hope you enjoy this new Scarlette!

Stamps: Present Scarlette; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso; Accessories: markers, nestabilities, embossing folders, espresso ribbon, pearls, dimensionals, sponge, oval punch, scallop oval punch

Thanks for stopping by! Now don't forget to head on over to our Totally Stampalicious Blog to play along!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #30 - Eyelets!

Happy Thursday PEEPS! It's my turn this week to play "Hostess-With-The-Mostess" over at 4 Crafty Chicks and I decided to throw out a challenge using EYELETS! They have been forgotten about in my crafting stash, that much is true....I headed in search of a color combo and came across this very "spring inspiring" combo from Inkspirations Color Challenge Blog:

The Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week worked perfectly for my stamp set that I wanted to use:

Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Best Yet; Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Daffodil Delight, Daffodil Delight DP; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: EE marker, rose eyelets, crop-a-dile, circle punches, scallop circle punch, finial press embossing folder, daffodil ribbon, eyelet border punch, dimensionals

With all this snow that's been falling the past few days, I am REALLY looking forward to spring getting here - this card helped perk up my mood a bit - hope it does for you too! Be sure to check out the other creations that Leanne, Melissa and Tamie created...I know they will lighten your mood too! :)

Thanks for stopping in this morning. Be sure to link up your creation (using eyelets) to the 4 Crafty Chicks website before Tuesday, March 29th at midnight MST!! Happy stamping!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ink Pad/Re-inker/Marker & Copic Marker Storage Units for Sale

** EDITED TO ADD ** July 16, 2013

For Copic Marker holder info, please scroll to bottom of post :) Thank you!

Hello everyone! My super-talented Dad has started making these wonderful units and I told him I would try to market them for's a little blurb about them:

** These storage units come pre-finished, and are made from solid wood, with hard-board shelves and back. The smallest sized unit holds 15 pads, 15 pens and 15 re-inkers. They can be provided in multiples of 15 (e.g: 15, 30, 45, 60) etc. The individual shelves are removable, so if desired, the spacing can be altered. The vertical hard-board members are not removable. Although the units are designed to sit on a desk and are equipped with 4 “foot pads,” the unit could be wall mounted. They measure 19 ½ inches high, by 5 inches deep. A “60” unit is 26 3/8 inches wide, including the trim.**

For cost and shipping details, please view his Etsy page, GFWoodshop, by clicking HERE. You can also contact Gerald via email HERE. He is located in southern Alberta, CANADA. Please scroll down to the very bottom and view all types of units.

***EDITED February 3, 2012 ***

My Dad had a request to make a Close to My Heart stamp pad/marker/reinker unit as the reinkers are a wee bit bigger than the Stampin' Up! reinkers. This holder is a 75 unit:

Here is the unit filled after being delivered to the customer, Allisa from Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts: is a size comparison picture of the SU 60 unit and the Close to My Heart 75 unit:

** EDITED TO ADD ** SEPTEMBER 10, 2012!!

My Dad asked me to add this photo of a new unit he has created for another client upon her request. This unit now holds SPONGE DAUBERS, reinker bottles, markers and ink pads!! What an awesome way to organize ALL ink aspects of your craft room!!!

 Thanks again for stopping in! If you are interested or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Dad, Jerry Fraser, via email at

** EDITED TO ADD ** JULY 16, 2013!! 

My Dad has just recently plunged into the whole world of Copic Marker storage!! He made me this gorgeous holder for my birthday and is selling them in his Etsy Shop, GFWoodshop. You can find them HERE!  Or by emailing Gerry at

Monday, March 21, 2011

Scrapmaster's Color Challenge #92

Welcome back! As you've probably read from my earlier post, I am home from our Disney World Orlando trip, and I just have to say that all this snow falling isn't making my mood any better! LOL...we had so much sunshine and warm weather that it is sure hard getting used to all this white stuff again! :) Thanks to everyone who commented on my cards while I was away - I sure appreciate each and every one of them! I'm very happy that Blogger didn't have any glitches and that all posts scheduled on time :)

Samantha has a warm, rich color combo for this week's challenge and I decided to use an older stamp set from my SU stash:

Stamps: Wandering Words; Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede; Ink: none; Accessories: markers, daffodil ribbon, button, hemp twine, vintage wallpaper embossing folder

Be sure to check out the rest of the SP Diva's blogs on my right sidebar - I know they have some beautiful creations to show you! Speaking of SP Divas...would you like to be one? Samantha has issued a Design Team call on our blog HERE so be sure to check out all the details and get your entry in soon! It's an amazing team to be on...just sayin' *wink*

PPC Specialty Challenge #5 - 'Show Us Your Creative Space!"

Happy Monday! I am home from Disney World in Orlando, FL and I just have to say that I am NOT happy to be home with all this white stuff falling and the cold temps! LOL...I know, I's a lot warmer now than when I left, but still - we came from +30C in Orlando to -5C here and about 6-8" of new fallen snow! ACK!

Our vacation was absolutely amazing! Disney was phenomenal, our weather was perfect, the company was awesome and we were quite sad to fly home, I must admit! It was a glorious break away and I can't wait to head out on our next tropical vacation (whenever that will be! LOL)

Alright....back to reality right?! Megan is issuing another "specialty" challenge for this week. For this challenge, you are to "Show us Your Creative Space." I took a couple pics for you so that you can see where I do things:

My office/craft room consists of a large L-shaped desk that is made up of about 3 different pieces all put together. This is my "computer" area.

Directly behind me at my computer area is my "stamp cupboards and punches wall" where I keep all my punches on Ikea towel bars - works super great! Just need to find a way to store all the NEW Stampin' Up! punches that don't have handles....

Directly to the right of my stamp cupboards and punches are my inks/buttons/brads/eyelets wall.

This is an up close shot of my inks/refills/marker holder. My Dad has started to make these now and sell them, so if anyone is interested, let me know! They work awesome and can either be hung on the wall or stand on your desk.

So, there you have it - a few shots of my crafty area....I could take a lot more shots, but I focused on the main areas of interest (and the clean ones! hahahah)

Thanks for stopping in and be sure to take a few shots of your creative space and link them to the Picture Perfect Creations challenge site - we are very curious and excited to see where YOU do all of your creating! Stay tuned for a new exciting color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise! Ciao!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Gettin' Sketchy with 4 Crafty Chicks

Happy Thursday everyone out there in BLOGLAND :) This week's challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is brought to you by our wonderful, Tamie, who just *happens* to be with ME in Orlando, Florida! Although I miss my own bed and pillow, I really don't want to come home to winter! hahaha! But, one can't always have what she wants, right?! Back to reality in 2 short days LOL...

Alright - Tamie gave us this awesome, yet simple sketch to whip up a card before we left - awesome job girlie! :)

I decided to use the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set and my new "pom-pom" ribbon from the Occasions Mini! Love that stuff - it's so fun :) I hope you get some time to sit and be "inky" and join our challenge this week...

Please check out the rest of the Chicks' blogs for more "sketchy" fun:

Leanne - Banking on Crafts
Melissa - My Paper Obsession
Tamie - Paper Infusions and More

Tamie and I will be returning home on Saturday - so I will have a lot of pics to upload and share :) Take care, and we'll see ya in a few short days xoxoxox

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Celebrate" SPCC #91

Welcome back PEEPS! The colors this week at SPCC are awesome! So "festive" - good for birthdays, baby cards or SPRING! :) I decided to ink up a little cutie from My Favorite Things:

Stamps: MFT; Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight DP, Marina Mist DP; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Accessories: markers, martha border punch, perfect dots embossing folder, daffodil ribbon, dimensionals, pearls

I know you will love all the other Diva's creations created with these colors, so be sure to pop on over to all their blogs (links on right-hand sidebar) and leave 'em a little bit of love!

Our families are having a great time here in Orlando and have seen so many neat sights! Can't wait to show you all the photos!

Make sure you pop back on Thursday for another challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! :)

Picture Perfect Challenge #52

Happy Monday! Can you believe that PPC is on challenge #52?!? W-O-W! Please be sure to link up your creation at the PPC blog and if you are interested in becoming a PPC Designer, just put "DT" at the back of your name when you enter! It's that easy!

Stamps: Apple Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant; Ink: Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke; Accessories: Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, tangerine ribbon, perfect dots EF, paper piercer, dimensionals, pearls
I hope you enjoy your Monday! It's hard to believe we've been here in Orlando for almost 2 weeks already .... time goes so quickly when you're having fun! ;) Stay tuned for another "cheery" color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise! See ya.....

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"CHEERS!" at Totally Stampalicious

Welcome back PEEPS! As you read this, my family and I are still walking around in Orlando, FL enjoying DisneyWorld and the HEAT! :) I am hoping that this sends warmer temps back home in Alberta, CANADA and all is well!

The challenge this week over at Totally Stampalicious is "CHEERS!" With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, let's raise our glass (or beer!) I chose Beer Drinkin' Gus and I made it so that he was drinking a "green" beer for St. Paddy's Day!

Please be sure to check out all the other awesome creations by the rest of the design team! Links are in my right-hand sidebar...thanks for stopping in and be sure to come back tomorrow morning for another PPC and SPCC color challenge....

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Color Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks

Hello everyone back home! Yes, as you read this I am enjoying the wonderful warm sun of Florida and all the magical fun of Disney! I hope all is well with every one of you and that the weather is treating you good :)

This week's color challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks is bring brought to you by none other than our wonderful Melissa...this color combo is gorgeous and I had a lot of fun making a baby girl card for it! I got this sketch from Jen over at I {heart} 2 Stamp:

Stamps: Darcie's; Paper: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, Lap of Luxury DP; Ink: Concord Crush, Basic Grey; Accessories: nestabilities, paper piercer, basic grey satin ribbon, pearls, dimensionals, embossing folder, button, hemp twine

Please go check out the other 3 Chicks' blogs:

I hope you join in on this week's wonderful color challenge. I am looking forward to seeing everything and catching up on the challenges when I get home!
Tomorrow is my DH's 40th birthday and we are going to celebrate here in Florida! Not sure what we are gonna do, but we might just have our own little party with Tamie and her family! Cheers!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Take a Spin! SPCC #90

Welcome back! Are you ready for an interesting color challenge? Scrapmaster's Paradise has a doozie this week :) I had a bit of trouble incorporating the Real Red in there, but I did it LOL...I can't wait to see what you come up with with this set of colors :)

Stamps: Take a Spin, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Real Red; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black; Accessories: nestabilities, 2 1/2" circle punch, spinners, embossing folders, modern label punch, word window punch, cherry cobbler seam binding, pearls, dimensionals

Thanks for stoppin' in this morning...I hope y'all are doing great back home - I am sure by the time you read this, we'll be enjoying the glorious sunshine in the Florida state! :) Ciao!

Picture Perfect Creations #51

Happy Monday! As you read this, I am wandering around DisneyWorld, enjoying the WARMTH, taking pictures of my DH and crazy kids as they ride the "crazy" rides! :) I'm not *that* adventurous - so I'm the photographer and I get to laugh at them when they come off the rides all wobbly and sick looking! hahahha :) No...they are pretty good - they love those sorts of rides - not me though - I'm good to keep my feet planted on the ground! :)

This week's color combo from Picture Perfect Creations was such a pretty one to create with, thanks Megan! I really enjoyed using my markers with the Day of Gratitude stamp set:

Stamps: Day of Gratitude, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, More Mustard DP; Ink: Soft Suede; Accessories: Baja, Poppy, Soft Suede and Mustard markers, pearls, Vintage Wallpaper EF; Modern Label punch, Word Window Punch, Soft Suede ribbon, dimensionals

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations and leave them each a bit of cheer on their projects! I have the links listed in my right-hand sidebar :)

Ciao for now - I'm off to enjoy some more Florida sun!! Cheers and love to everyone back home xoxoxo

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New Technique at Totally Stampalicious

The gals over at Totally Stampalicious are issuing a cool challenge this week...they want us to try a new technique or one that we haven't tried in a lonnnnng time :) I went searching on Splitcoaststampers for a new technique and found this cute Double Pocket greeting card....hope you enjoy it!

Stamps: Surprise Cake Dottie; Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Grey "Olivia" DP; Accessories: scor pal, blushing bride ribbon, oval punches, stapler, markers, dimensionals

Click HERE to see what other wonderful "new" creations the rest of the design team has come up you read this, my kids, DH and I are probably enjoying an exciting, thrilling ride at DisneyWorld or sitting by our pool enjoying the sunshine :) Ciao!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Happy Friday PEEPS! Well, my family is about ready to head out the door for Orlando, FLORIDA - sunshine, heat, sunglasses, pool, DisneyWorld - CAN'T WAIT!!!! Two glorious weeks in sunshine-filled Orlando....

** OK...down to business, sorry! ** I just wanted to say that I am suuuper dooper excited to announce that I am now officially a Totally Stampalicious DESIGN TEAM MEMBER!!! :) WAHOOOO! Thanks to the team over at TS for inviting me to stay after my guest designer spot! I cannot wait to get creative with all their wonderfully funny and cute stamp sets....stay tuned for their next challenge coming on Monday!

Alright PEEPS, I'm officially saying "see ya for now" and hopefully all my pre-scheduled posts come through ok!! Thanks and create lots of awesome things for me to peruse when I get back!!!! Ciao!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

In Stitches at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good morning! Leanne is our "hostess-with-the-mostess" this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks and her challenge to you is "STITCHING" .... now that can be hand stitching, sewing machine, or faux stitching on your projects. For my card, I was asked to make a "western" Anniversary card for a customer so stitching was the perfect addition to my card :) I got my sketch from Inkspirations Challenge Blog:

Stamps: Verve; Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, More Mustard, unknown DP; Ink: Early Espresso; Accessories: sewing machine, brads, pearls, dimensionals
Here are the other girls blogs to see their wonderful "stitching" creations:

Thank you for stopping in this morning :) My family and I are heading out to Orlando, Florida this Friday for 2 weeks, so I will be pre-scheduling all my posts while I'm away. I hope all goes well! I cannot *wait* to see everyone's creations when I get home...happy crafting and I sure hope the weather smartens up for y'all...I am looking forward to some HEAT :)
See you in a couple weeks :)