Thursday, May 30, 2013

4 CCC #144 {Recycle}

Welcome back!! Today is Thursday and that means a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

This month there are 5 Thursdays so that means this week is our special "Crazy Egg" Challenge. The four of us Chicks decided on the following theme as our challenge:

4 CCC #144 {Recycle}

That means you can have a project that reflects recycling, the 3 R's etc. or you can use recycled products on your card, scrapbook page or 3-D item :) This challenge is always so interesting for us - sometimes we cannot BELIEVE what creativity comes of it :)

For my card, I recycled some cardboard and then crimped it for extra texture and used up some other card stock for the smaller butterfly on top :)

I sure hope you get some time to go through your recyclables and get crafty with us!! Be sure to link up your project HERE! Happy crafting (and recycling!!) 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Twisted Tuesdays Challenge {School's Out!}

Happy "Twisted Tuesday!"

I sure hope you are all having a super dooper week so far. The challenge this week over at Twisted Tuesday Challenge Blog is SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER! So, we want to see children on your projects and the "twist" is we want to see some of the color YELLOW on your project! I *almost* missed the "twist" of this challenge and forgot the yellow, but I hadn't colored his shirt yet - WHEW!!! Saved! :)

This cutie-patootie is Fisherman Luka from La-La Land Crafts. Isn't he adorable and oh-so-ready for summer?! I stamped him on X-press Blend It paper and colored him in with Copics and fussy-cut him out - he's popped up with foam squares for added dimension. The paper pack I used for the background and chevron stripes is called "boy crazy" by MME. I made the sentiment on my computer, printed it out on Sahara Sand card stock and cut it out with my MFT Fishtail flags. The final touch was some pearls and WA-LAAA!

I am entering my card into Paper Issues Challenge this week: To "Die" For

I hope you can get inky with us this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges ... pop on over and see what the rest of the girls have for ya! Thanks for stopping in today. Happy crafting! :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge #54

Welcome to another Dynamic Duos Saturday challenge!! This week's color combo is such a pretty one - I love BLUE and so it wasn't too difficult to come up with an idea for my card this week :)

For my card, I started with a white card base, layering the darker blue and another white panel with the top half dry embossed with my new Chevron folder from Stampin' Up! and the bottom sentiment, also from Stampin' Up! called Perfectly Penned, on the bottom half.

For the main focal point, I used set of flower dies and the new-to-me Flourish Dienamic from My Favorite Things popped up with foam dots :) I added a pearl to the center of the flower and top corners of the card. So pretty! :D

I am entering my card into Paper Issues "Lifestyles to Die For"

I really do hope you get the chance to play along with us this week! Here are the rest of the Dynamos links - check out the amazing projects they have created for you to oogle over :) The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog link is there for you as well - be sure to link up your creation for us to leave YOU some love! Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

4 CCC # 143 {Critters}


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

Can you believe that May is almost over?!? Where in the world does the time go? One more month and the kids are outta school (can I get a HECK YA?!) means a lot less driving for me and a few sleep in's coming my direction!!

As some of you might know, I ran my Woody's RV 10K Race this past Sunday in Red Deer with my friend, Diane, and I just want to toot our horns for a minute if I may...

Here we are about 10 mins after we were done and gathered our much-deserved snacks! :D We totally rocked out this run this year (compared to last year) This year I came in at 1:14:36 which was 6 mins off my time from last year! We kept a speed pace of 5.01 mph average and did an 11:39 min/mile. I am so stoked to see how much I take off next year! Thanks again, Diane, for all the training, tears, joy and sweat along this journey so far - and just to warn ya, it's not over!!! ;)

Alright - onto the business at hand! LOL...This week, it is my turn to play hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks and I'm challenging all you crafty PEEPS to use "CRITTERS" on your cards, scrapbook pages, or 3-D items! I ordered a new line of stamps a while back from Paper Smooches and let me just say this: C-U-T-E!!!! This suave kitty is from the "Chubby Chums" set - way too much fun :)

Thanks for stopping in today. Please be sure to link up your creation at the 4 Crafty Chicks blog so that I can enjoy all your wonderful critters!! Later gators!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge #53

Happy Saturday PEEPS!! Are you ready for another Dynamic Duos challenge? 

I have to admit, I don't use Pacific Point much (well, ok, hardly AT ALL!) lol so this challenge was good for me - broke me out of my comfort zone and I think it turned out ok :) The theme for this week is also "KID-THEMED" so that was not a problem for me using my new set from Paper Smooches, Chubby Chums. The ric-rak background stamp is from My Favorite Things....

I wanted to go with a CAS layout - so started with Black as my base, added the white layer already stamped with the ric-rak and sentiments in Pacific Point. Fussy cut out my cutie cow and popped him up on some circles cut out with nesties. Added black pearls in the corner and walaaaaa!!!

Be sure to hop on over to the Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog to check out what the other Dynamos did with this awesome color combo/theme :) Happy crafting!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

4 CCC #142 {Birthday}

This week at 4 Crafty Chicks, miss Tamie is our "hostess-with-the-mostess" and her challenge to you is:

4 CCC #142 {BIRTHDAY!}

For my card this week, I used one of 6 cards from a gorgeous kit I bought at a local scrapbook store a couple weeks ago. I fell in love with the colors, elements and embellishments of the kit and I'm also loving the versatility of it :) Hope you enjoy it...

Please be sure to stop in and see what the other Chicks have for you this week. Link up your "BIRTHDAY" creation for us at 4 Crafty Chicks so we can stop in and leave you some luvin as well!! Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy to Announce That I'm "TWISTED!"


I am so EXCITED to announce that I got selected to be a "Twisted Tuesday" Girl over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!! It's going to be so much fun working with all these amazingly talented ladies...every Tuesday we offer a new challenge, but - there is always a "twist" to them :o)

We are hosting a blog hop this week, so if  you just arrived from Vickie's blog, then you are on the right track! If you just happened to pop in, why not start at the Twisted Tuesday Challenge blog and hop along with us - there are even prizes to be had!

Make sure you comment on EACH design team members blog, because your name will go into a hat to win a prize drawing for a beautiful kit complete with flowers and a $5 gift certificate!! Then, be sure to head on back to Twisted Tuesdays and let us know how you liked the hop and that you've commented on all 14 blogs :)

This week, our challenge to you is "A Girl's Best Friend" - make your project girly ... and the twist, you ask?! It has to be FRIEND-related. This means it can be a girly scrapbook layout with pics of you and your friend(s); a sentiment on a card regarding friends; an image with 2 people (or person with an animal/pet), etc.

My card is part of a card kit that I found while shopping with my 2 best friends, Leanne and Tamie at a local scrapbook store....This particular card kit is made with the Bo Bunny line called Mama Razzi and I added the vellum sentiment for the "friends" part of this week's challenge!

Here is a complete list of the blogs for you to hop along the way: 

 Lori: (you are here!)

Please be sure to stop in and play along with us this week!! I cannot wait to see what you come up with for us!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dynamic Duos #52 - Anniversary Week!

Welcome back! I hope your Saturday is treating you well...if you are looking for a fun, crafty challenge - hop on over to Dynamic Duos! The girls are celebrating their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Congrats, ladies!! 

For the challenge this week, you get to go back over the year and choose your favorite duo and make a creation :)

Being new to the group at DD's, I was excited to go through all the older color duo's and pick a favorite...this is what I snagged right away:

I knew EXACTLY what stamp I was going to use for this combination (and I added in the Dessert Option of clouds as well)....I dug out my new Paper Smooches stamp set, Chubby Chums, and got to work:

I am really liking the world of CAS cards - this one was a lot of fun to make and it was very quick!! Thank you for stopping in today :D

Please come on over and join in this week and help us celebrate one whole year of awesome-filled creativity.....check out our fabulous Design Team and get inspired....


Thursday, May 9, 2013

4 CCC # 141 - Melissa's Funky Color Challenge

Miss Melissa is our "hostess extraordinaire" this week and she is issuing the following COLOR challenge for you:

I must admit this color challenge really, really stretched me to the outer limits of my creativity! Way to go, Melissa! Leanne was here visiting a few weeks back and we did the challenge at the same time and let me tell ya, we BOTH were thinking " this gonna turn out ok?" And alas, they turned out AWESOME! Thanks for making us step out of our crafty comfort zone, Mel!

I used an older CAS(E) this Sketch layout for my card and switched it up a bit for my stamp. I added the sentiment all the way down the main panel using Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler once, love, love these stamps!!

Here's my card using Melissa's color combo and the sketch:

The Razzleberry is there in the button and the 4th YOU ROCK down from the top ;) Please give this color combo a try - it looks really good once they are all together on a project!! Cheers!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"Dynamic" News!!! {DD#51}

Happy Saturday and welcome back crafty PEEPS! 

I am so excited to re-announce that I am now a Dynamic Duos "Dynamo!" HUGE cyber hugs and thanks go out to Lesley and Anne Marie for accepting my application to the uber-cool Dynamic Duos Design Team!! xoxoxox It's going to be so fun working along side such an amazing list of "Dynamos!!" :)

So...what is Dynamic Duos all about, you ask? Well....each week we will have two colours for you to use to create a card, scrapbook page, craft or digital project.  Only the two colours, otherwise known as "The Dynamic Duo", may be used for your project.  Neutrals such as black, white, vanilla, skin colours and kraft are also welcome. And sometimes, there are "dessert options" to go along with the color combo. 

Here is this weeks Duo:

This is the card I created using the wonderful colors and a new stamp I picked up at a LSS a couple weeks ago while shopping and hanging out with my 2 besties, Leanne and Tamie! It's from the Penny Black set called "fairy sweet." I stamped this cutie patootie onto some X-Press It card stock and colored him in with Copic Markers.

I found "the" perfect DSP scraps in my stash that went perfect with this combo...dry embossed the background Baja card stock with the polka dots embossing folder, stamped my sentiment and wa-laaaa! 

The sketch I used for my card came from Sketch Saturday:
I cannot begin to express my excitement to be a part of such a talented team of creators - please stop by the Dynamic Duos blog to play along and leave the rest of the design team some luvin! Happy crafting!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

4 CCC #140 - {Seeing Stars} and Search for GDT!!

Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another week of 4 Crafty Chicks.

This week’s challenge is brought to you from our wonderful Leanne and she is wanting to see one of my favorite things in the whole wide world....STARS!!! on our projects...what fun!! Always a great element of a card, scrapbook layout or 3D item (or house decor, or candle holders, or outdoor

4 CCC #140 {STARS}

For my card, I used a new-to-me line of stamps called Paper Smooches :) The uber cute owl is from Chubby Chums and the sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler ... sooooo fun to use!! I found this wonderful layout on Pinterest (life saver some days, it is!!!)

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Anything but a Birthday
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Would you like to join the 4 Crafty Chicks as a Guest Designer? If you participate in this week’s challenge and would like to be considered for June, July, or August's Guest Designer positions, please put (GDT) after your name when submitting to Inlinkz – please remember that you will be committing to a month of challenges - one project per week (which you will receive immediately after being chosen as Guest Designer.)

I hope you will all take a few minutes to play along with us this week – we can’t wait to choose our next group of Guest Designers! Have fun and happy craftin' - let's see those stars!!!