Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dynamic Duos #59

 Happy "Dynamic Saturday!"

Thanks for stopping back in to visit :) I am super busy this week at our Ponoka Stampede (we run a food booth there all week raising money for our competitive swim club) and lovin' every minute of it! It's a fast-paced, crazy time, but it's so fun!

For this week's challenge over at Dynamic Duos, we are to use Basic Gray and a color of our choice so I chose Melon Mambo and my neutral is white....

Super quick card to make - I used a Stampin' Up! embossing folder for my image, added a couple Martha Stewart butterflies with some bling, melon mambo ribbon and embossed "thanks" from Paper Smooches in white embossing powder :) Wa-laaa!

I hope you can find some time to sit, enjoy a java or tea, and come get crafty with us over at Dynamic is the list of DT Members and all their glorious creations:

Thursday, June 27, 2013

4 CCC #148 {Cupcakes!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

We are in full swing of our annual rodeo, The Ponoka Stampede, and let me just say, I'm exhausted, but having a great time...every year, the Ponoka Pool Sharks (a competitive swim club our daughter, Kim, belongs to) runs a food booth the entire week, in the infield for all of the contestants, rodeo workers, and their families. It's such a crazy, hectic time, but man oh man - it sure is fun!! :D contestants (AKA Wranglers, bull riders, team're gettin' the idea, right?!) *wink*

Alright - back to the reason you are here LOL...this week, it is MY turn to host the challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and I'm wanting to see the following on your cards, layouts or 3D altered items:

4 CCC #148 {Cupcakes}

Now, as you can see, I took the liberty of using cupcake paper on my card this week to go along with a birthday theme using Sentiment Sampler and Chubby Chums from Paper, love, love these stamps!!

I hope you can grab yourself a lemonade, iced tea, coffee - what have you - and come play with us this week! Link up your creation HERE...YEEHAWW....happy craftin'!! ;)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Getting Nautical at Twisted Tuesdays!!

Happy "Twisted Tuesday!"

Are you all ready for another amazing challenge for the next couple weeks? Awesome...the girls and I are looking for anything "NAUTICAL!" The twist, you ask?! There has to be 7 (seven) embellishments on your card, layout or 3D altered project :) There can definitely be MORE than 7 embellishments, but we want to see at least seven.

This "theme" was a bit challenging for me as I didn't have many things I ordered a few things (yay!) from a couple of my favorite online stores and came up with this 5.5" x 5.5" card:

Stamps: Honey Sailor (CC Designs), Wicked Nautical (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, SPLASH DP from Echo Park
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: MFT Anchor Dienamics, pearls, twine, Paper Smooches Window Bubble Die, Polka Dot Embossing folder

We have a new sponsor this month:

They will be giving 7 free images to our June winner!!!!

Thanks for stopping in today and I do hope you get some time to come and get crafty with us girls over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Dynamic Duos #58

Happy Saturday PEEPS! Are you ready for a new color challenge? This week at Dynamic Duos, we're showing off this awesome combination:

I wanted to do something VERY, VERY Clean-and-Simple this week as I don't normally do well with CAS....I love how it turned out, however, I am *still* wanting to put "stuff" in the top right corner cuz it looks so bare lol...but I didn't touch it! 

I used some MFT Dienamics Fishtail Stax and their button Dienamics - added some twine, stamped "Congratulations" with my Paper Smooches set, Sentiment Sampler, and WA-LAA!! Done! Easy peesy!

I hope you can find some time to sit, enjoy a java or tea, and come get crafty with us over at Dynamic is the list of DT Members and all their glorious creations:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

4 CCC #147 {Sentiment Only}

Are you ready for another challenge from us Chicks?!? This week, it is Tamie who will be your "hostess-with-the-mostess" and she is issuing the following challenge:

4 CCC #147 - {Sentiment Only}

These kinds of cards are easy-peesy for me, then I don't have to worry about coloring, or cutting out an image etc. lol...just stamp and go!! ;) Hope you like it - it's from another kit I purchased at Treasured Memories Scrapbook Store in Edmonton a while back - called Masculine Twist Card can never have too many "man" cards ;)

Please come on over to the challenge blog HERE and link up your "Sentiment Only" creation for us - we'd love to see what you come up with! Happy stamping!! :D

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dynamic Duos #57 {Sharing in Your Sorrow}

Happy Saturday crafty PEEPS! Welcome back to my blog and another challenge over at Dynamic Duos! This week we have a gorgeous combination of Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black and you can add a neutral of your choice. There is also a dessert option this week: plant theme....

I really enjoyed making this card as I was cyber crafting with my bestie, Leanne a few weeks agoand it always is more fun when you can hook up online and giggle while getting inky! ;)

I wanted to make a sympathy card for a lady I know in our neighborhood. Her Mom passed away a couple weeks ago from cancer and she was with her, by her side, every single day throughout her battle and made her transition to heaven such a smooth, happy one. ♥♥

I used a couple older SU! sets that haven't seen the light of day for quite some time! Upsy Daisy and Thoughts & Prayers ... then made some flowers with MFT Dienamics for the embellishment.

I hope you take some time to come and sit and play with us girls this week - I cannot wait to see all the creations made with this up your cards, 3D projects or scrapbook layouts HERE!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

4 CCC #146 {Paper Pleating}

Melissa is our "hostess-with-da-mostess" this week and she has a wonderful technique challenge for you:

4 CCC #146 {Paper Pleating}

I tried this technique a couple times and ruined my card stock - miss Leanne helped me out with sending me a very easy-to-follow tutorial from Seeing Ink Spots - thanks, friend!! :D This card is another one from the kit made with Mama Razzi from Bo Bunny - such an awesome kit I found at Treasured Memories Scrapbook Store :)

Please be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge blog HERE and link up your "paper pleated" creation! Can't wait to see 'em all! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Twisted Tuesday Challenges {Masculine}

Happy "Twisted Tuesday!" In honor of Father's Day, the gals over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges want you to make a masculine creation. The "twist?" ..... we want to see clothes on your creation - this can be in the image you choose, the papers you design with or if you are doing scrap layouts, on the people in your pictures :D

We have a new sponsor this month:

They will be giving 7 free images to our June winner!!!!

For my card this week, I knew EXACTLY what stamp set/die I wanted to use for this challenge! I dug out my Masculine Graphic T-Shirt stamp set and dienamic from My Favorite Things and went to work....

I used white embossing powder on the t-shirt to make it pop and added the stitching with a white gel pen. The papers are from the Celebrate 6x6 pad from Authentique....perfect masculine colors!

I used my Fishtail Flags die also from My Favorite Things and added some black pearls at the bottom of the card for the finishing touch. Quick, easy card :D

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Pile it On - Fathers
Creative Belli Blog - Happy Father's Day!
Paper Pretties - Fantastic Fathers
Simon Says Stamp - Masculine/Father's Day
Simply Create Too - Father's Day/for a Male
Crafts 4 Eternity - For the Boys
The Crafting Cafe - Here Come The Boys
MilkCoffee Creations - Father's Day
Crafty Creations - One for The Boys
by LORi Designs - For Dad
Anything Goes - Father's Day
Crazy 4 Challenges - Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys

I do hope you get some time to come and get crafty with us girls over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dynamic Duos #56 - Love Begins in a Moment....

 Welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping in today for another weekly color challenge from Dynamic Duos! This week we have a softer palette for you:

I decided I wanted to make a "LOVE" themed card so I went digging through my stash of older SU! sets that I have had stored in my cupboard and came across this one. It is one of my fav's....The flower images are from Field Flowers and the sentiment is from Occasional Quotes.

I sure do hope you can find some time to sit and get crafty with us girls this week :D It is always so much fun and inspirational to see what all you enter for our challenges each week!

Here is a list of the rest of the Dynamos so you can view more scrumptious projects using this week's colors of Blushing Bride and Soft Suede:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

4 CCC #145 {Flowers}

Wow...beginning of June is here - C.R.A.Z.Y!! This week's challenge is being hosted by none other than our wonderful "petal crazy" friend, Leanne! Can you guess what she chose for you to do this week? got it:

4 CCC #145 {FLOWERS}

Flowers are Leanne's favorite embellishment (and she uses them so well!!) and so we want to see your cards, scrapbook layouts, 3-D altered items or any other crafts involving flowers!!

My card this week is one of 6 that I created using a kit from a local scrapbook store in Edmonton called Treasured uses a line of paper from Bo Bunny called Mama Razzi....hope you enjoy it!!

Thank you for stopping in today - be sure to grab a coffee, tea, water or whatever drink of choice and sit and get crafty with us this week :) I know Leanne is just itchin' to see all those glorious flowers on all your projects! You can link them HERE. Happy crafting....

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dynamic Duos #55 and CAS-ual Fridays #103 {Congratulations!}

Happy Saturday!! Are you ready for another GORJUSS color duo from Dynamic Duos?! This one is such a pretty combination:

I have to say a huge shout-out to my wonderful friend, Diane, who gave me some of this new gorgeous color, Raspberry Ripple! I will definitely be ordering more of it - it's such a rich, pretty color and it goes perfectly with Wisteria Wonder:

My card incorporates a couple different sets of stamps: for the butterflies, I used SU!'s set called Butterfly Prints, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches called Simply Said. The Raspberry Ripple layer is dry embossed with the new-to-me Chevron embossing folder and I also used a MFT die for the scallop trim at the bottom of the Wisteria Wonder layer.

Whatchya think?! Pretty gorgeous combination right?!

I am entering my card into CAS-ual Fridays for their "Congratulations" challenge this week!

You wanna get inky with us? Come on over and link up your creation HERE. Have a fabulous weekend!