Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Easter!! 4 CCC #135

Happy Thursday! Today is the beginning of another challenge week over at 4 Crafty Chicks :)

My apologies for my blog post being so late - my sister, Jackie, is here visiting along with my cutie-patootie nieces and nephew and they slept in my office/craft room last night...therefore, I totally forgot about my post as my computer was "outta sight, outta mind." 

I am the "hostess-with-the-mostess" over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and I am "challenging" you all to anything "EASTER!" So...that can be anything that means/resembles Easter to, scrapbook layouts, 3D altered items, eggs, bunnies, Jesus, etc. I cannot wait to see what inspiration you come up with this week :D

Here is my Easter card for this weeks challenge:

I had fun using some new-to-me MFT Die-namics and some DSP! The cute bunny stamp is a Verve cute!!

Please click HERE to join our challenge this week :) Happy crafting!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013


Happy Thursday! The first day of Spring was yesterday, but lo and behold, we are in for another winter storm! UGH! I am getting tired of this white stuff and colder temps - we need it to warm up - training for a 10K is limited to indoors and I really, really want to get some outdoor running in before May! LOL....

This week's challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks is being brought to you by our one and only, TAMIE:

4 CCC #134 {CIRCLES} can do circle cards, circles on your cards, scrapbook layouts or 3D items - whatever you desire - the possibilities are ENDLESS!!  For my card, I decided to go CAS and dig out my dies and Verve:

Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog, and link up your creation for us! I can't wait to see what you come up with :) Happy crafting!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

4CCC #133 Clean and Simple!!

Hello, hello!! I hope this post finds you all well out in BLOGLAND! Today is another challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and Melissa is our wonderful hostess this week! She is issuing the following challenge:

4CCC #133 - CAS

My card is fairly self explanatory! CLEAN AND SIMPLE all the way! Usually, I have a lot of trouble making clean-and-simple cards because I always feel that the large white space needs to be filled - with something - anything! LOL...but this time, I left it be.

Stamps: Verve and MFT
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black
Ink: Tangerine Tango and Basic Black
Accessories: Spellbinders, dimensionals

I would love to make more of these cards using a whole plethora of colors and sentiments...can't you just imagine birthdays, anniversaries, friendship cards made with this layout?! LOVE IT!

I sure hope you all can join us this week as I am always scouting out new ideas for CAS! Thanks for stopping in - happy crafting!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

4 CCC# 132 {DIES}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! Leanne is our wonderful hostess-with-the-mostess this week and she's issuing the following challenge:

4 CCC #132 - DIES

For my card, I used a MFT die set to make the flower my focal point ;) I embellished it with white leaves from a Martha Stewart punch and did some embossing, added some pearls and WA-LAA! This card didn't take very long at all - the #1 reason I love dies - makes the cardmaking process go somewhat quicker (most times *wink*) 

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog and link up YOUR project using dies! We can't wait to see what this week brings :) Ciao!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sketch Saturday #248 and Dutch Dare CC#206

So glad you stopped back in to see what Leanne and I are up to ;) I don't make enough male-themed cards, so when I came across the challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenges - One for the Boys - I went in search of a sketch to whip one up :) I found this CAS sketch from Sketch Saturday - PERFECT for what I had in mind as the main image panel....

 ...and here is my card using the Die-namics Masculine Graphic Tee & Stamp Set and wonderful male-themed papers from EP called Times & Seasons:

Wow!! Can you believe it?! Two "for-fun" cards in one day! Whoop! Whoop!

Please be sure to stop on over at Leanne's blog HERE to check out what crafty goodness she has cooked up for you today :) So thankful she was able to come visit this weekend and spend some time in my crafty area...thanks, friend! ♥

JUGS #178 meets The Paper Players


Hello from a white, wintery wonderland central Alberta! We just had a nice winter storm go through and it left behind a bunch more snow, freezing rain and now wind. Roads are not good, but I am home with my PEEP, Leanne, and we are enjoying crafting for the afternoon! 

I colored this cutie-patootie Saturated Canary image a few days ago while visiting my other PEEP, Tamie, and today I decided to make a card with her using this gorgeous CAS sketch from Just Us Girls....

I am also entering my card into The Paper Players "In Stitches" challenge with faux stitching....

Thanks for stopping in today! Not too sure what other crafty goodness Leanne and I will create this afternoon or if we'll go chillax and crochet for a while...enjoy the rest of your "fun day" Sunday!