Thursday, January 30, 2014

4 CC #179 {Anything Goes} Crazy Egg!

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday, PEEPS!

 I cannot believe that January is month has flown by so quickly - the kids have started a new semester, we had such a HUGE dump of snow the beginning of the month, but we're experiencing quite the melt the past couple weeks! It's been so nice to have above zero temps! We'll take it - anytime!

For the challenge this week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it is called our "Crazy Egg" challenge because there are 5 Thursdays in this month, so we like to do an egg-stra special challenge specifically for that - and they are always an Anything Goes.....

4 CC #179 {Anything Goes!}

This is another card made with "Rory - Special Delivery" by Lacy Sunshine Stamps....OMGOSH, have I told y'all how much I love them?!? Aren't they just the cutest?! *wink*

I'd like to enter this card into the Lacy Sunshine "Bingo" challenge that Heather has going on right now....I did the top row across! Check it out:

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

City Crafter - Valentine's
Creative Card Crew - 1 ribbon/2 papers/3 pearls/gems
AUD Sentiments - Valentines
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Valentines

On another quick note, 4 Crafty Chicks is now on Facebook! We would love it if you would pop on over HERE and "Like" our page so that you can keep up to date with our Chicks and the challenges each week! Thanks so much!

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to check out the challenge blog and link up your AG project for us to leave you some luvin'....happy crafting!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

{TPE #235} Love is in The Air....

Happy Monday! Most people dislike Mondays, but I "love" them - you know why? Yep, you got it! 'Cuz I get to share The Pink Elephant with all of you! 

By now, you've surely guessed that our theme this week is "LOVE"....

This sweet pair is a Bugaboo digi called Ava and Deacon adorable and perfect for this weeks' theme! I added a button with some twine and some sparkle with sequins from Pretty Pink Posh! Really starting to like using them ;)

Thank you so much for stopping in today! Grab a coffee, hop on over to The Pink Elephant challenge blog and check out what the rest of the uber-talented Design Team has whipped up for you! You will NOT be let down! If you get some time to get crafty and "lovey-dovey" with us that would be super great too! Link up your creation and then we can send you some L-O-V-E as well! Ciao!

Exciting "Merry Monday" News!!

Happy Monday!!

I am so excited to share with you that Lesley has chosen me to be part of the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Design Team!! I am so honored to be able to design with this wonderful group of super-talented ladies!! Can you say E-X-C-I-T-E-D?!?! Now I will have NO EXCUSES come Christmas this year - I will have cards ready! Bonus! Thank you so much, Lesley!! xoxoxo
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The challenge this week is, of course, a Christmas card, but has to include an ornament(s).

I found this ornament paper (right side panel) and I was so excited to use it - but after my image was colored and mounted on the brown, it covers up so many ornaments on the layer....I didn't want to start over, so I just made sure to show you a couple ornaments near the bottom of the card ;)

Check out the Merry Monday Challenge blog for more festive inspiration from the rest of the will not be disappointed! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a very Merry Monday! xoxoxox

Thursday, January 23, 2014

4 CC #178 {Bling!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

First of all, I'd like to say a huge WELCOME to Tina Henderson, from Tina's Creative Place....she is our newest and 4th Chick to complete the HenHouse! Thanks for everything so far, Tina! I'm looking forward to working along side you!

This week, the challenge is set out by ME...and I'm wanting to see BLING! You got it ... shiny stuff!!!

4 CC #178 {BLING!}

This week, I am using this awesome CAS sketch from Sketch Saturday:

Thank you so much for stopping in today - please be sure to hop on over to the 4 CC Challenge Blog HERE to see what the other Chicks have made for you - there are so many shiny things!!! *wink* Have a super day and I hope you find some time to get crafty with us! Cheers!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

STS #12 - Hooray, It's Your Birthday!

Welcome back! If you are looking for my {PIN}spirational Challenge or Twisted Tuesday Challenge posts, please scroll down ;)

I am so excited to bring you my very first project with Seize the Sketch! Miss Stacey is our hostess this week and she's got a very versatile sketch, in my opinion! You can leave it CAS, or you could layer it up with lots of goodies....I kept mine CAS....

Here's the sketch for this week:

 For my card this week, I used all Lawn Fawn goodies and added a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment for the finishing touch! Easy-peesy and FUN!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to stop by the Seize the Sketch blog to see what the rest of the design team has created! Have a super day!!!

{Give Me A T-A-P-E!} at Twisted Tuesday!

Happy Twisted Tuesday!! 

I have to admit right off the start, that Melina seriously CHALLENGED me this week lol....Our challenge is set out as follows:

"Give Me a T~A~P~E!"

Use washi tape or fabric tape....some kind of tape on your creation.
THE TWIST: Use something that begins with "T", "A", "P" or "E" on your creation. (ex. T = teal, twine, thread / A = acetate, apple, aqua / P = pearls, paint, pink / E = embossing, echo park paper)

So, I didn't realize it at the time that we only had to use ONE of the letters in T-A-P-E and show it on our project - I used all 4! LOL ;) T = twine; A= arrows; P = pearls; E = elephants! Oh well, it was a very cool challenge and I bought my very first washi tape especially for this project and I think I may just be "stuck" on this stuff! hahaha.....

The washi tape I used is from the Teresa Collins line "You are my Happy" and I also got the matching 6 x 6 paper pad - so watch for further creations! *wink*

The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti - called "Lots to Say" - it fit the bill perfectly! I finished off my CAS card with some twine, a couple pearls and popped up the whole main image with foam squares.

Please be sure to hop on over to the Twisted Tuesday Challenge blog HERE and link up your T-A-P-E creation for us! Cheers!

Monday, January 20, 2014

{PIN #91) Bluebell Sprite

 Our photo for inspiration this week over at {PIN}spirational Challenges is super cute! Look at all those adorable penguins!

I was chosen to use a digi image from Aurora Wings


During my search, I came across this cutie, Bluebell Sprite, and I wanted her - she reminded me of a character out of a fairy tale and there are a stack of books beside the couch the penguins are sitting on. Plus, I went with the colors of blue....

Now, although I'd LOVE to take credit for the coloring of this little daughter, Kim (15), wanted to come and spend some time in the craft room and color something so I said, "sure, why not?" .... she chose this cute image! LOL...I think she did a fantastic job - thanks, Kim!!!

The other sponsor for this challenge is Scribbles Designs:


Thank you so much for stopping in - be sure to come check out all the rest of the creations made by the super-talented design team. Click HERE.  Please stay tuned for a new challenge from Twisted Tuesday.  Cheers!

TPE #234 {Red, Pink & Your Choice!}

Happy Monday!!

I spent the entire weekend in my craft space and man, did I L-O-V-E it! I got some DT requirements done, caught up on some blogging and my daughter joined me a few times to color a few images *memories* 

This week at The Pink Elephant we are having a COLOR challenge:

For your projects this week, we want to see Red, Pink and YOUR CHOICE of one other color...I chose BLACK as my 3rd color to complete the combo:

I used the uber-cute Bugaboo image "Ava & Deacon Love word," colored with Copics, and embellished with a few flowers, some pearls and a Stamping Bella "emBELLAshment" for the center of the flowers....

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft! - All About the Love
Simply Create Too - Valentines Day or Use Hearts

I do hope you get some time to be crafty and hop on over to The Pink Elephant and link up your project for us to come *swoon* over ;) Need inspiration? Come see what the rest of the Design Team created for you - click HERE. Cheers!!

{Exciting News!}

I have been sitting on this news for a while now and OMGOSH I have been *busting at the seams* wanting to share with all my crafty peeps! Thank you so much to Lesley at Always Playing with Paper for asking me to join Seize the Sketch!!  I am just ecstatic (and oh so honored) to be playing, oh, I mean, WORKING...along side such talented ladies! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart, Lesley!!

 Our newest challenge goes live tomorrow morning at 5 a.m. PST so be sure to check back to see the newest sketch! Cheers!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

{My Favorite Style} at Sweet Stampin'

This week at Sweet Stampin' the girls want to see your "Favorite Style!" I don't really know what my favorite style is, but I like clean and layers a lot, so that's kinda what I chose LOL...

I have been wanting to join in with Tara and Hayley over at Colour Me! for a few weeks now and this week's subtle combo is gorgeous - couldn't pass it up!!

I made a card a couple days ago with the deconstructed Sketch, and I loved it, so I thought, "why not? Let's do it again!" 

My card is chalk-full of Reverse Confetti and MFT goodness....The tag, sentiment stamp, and sentiment flag is from RC and the daisy dies are from MFT. I used a couple different embossing folders for some texture on the colored panels.

I had so much fun whipping this card up - the colors work well together, the layout makes it very easy to use different dies or stamp sets to create your project and it only took about 20 mins to complete! Yay!

We're sponsored for the month by the fabulous...Cuddly Buddly...


who are giving one lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend in their shop.
We also have another wonderful sponsor...Stix2

who are giving one lucky winner...a fabulous goodie bag!

Have you heard the latest?! Sweet Stampin' is having a DT Call! Yep, we are lookin' for a few more sweeties to join our crew....check out the juicy details HERE!

Be sure to hop on over to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog to see what the other "sweeties" have created for you then link up YOUR favorite style so we can leave you some lovin' on your blog! Cheers!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

4 CC #177 {Weddings}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

Miss Tamie is our wonderful challenge co-ordinator this week and she's issuing the following:

4 CC #177 {Weddings}

I went in search of a sketch for my image and came across this perfect one from Tuesday Morning Sketches!! Thanks, Melissa!

I used Bride & Groom from byLORi Designs - they were soooo fun to color up :) The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is from "Essential Sentiments" from MFT! Very quick, easy, CAS card - I love it!

I am also linking my card to the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to pop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog and check out what the rest of the DT made for you this week. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

{Anything Goes} at Lacy Sunshine!


Hello again! I spent a bit of time in my craft room this afternoon and *was* going to save this card for a future DT project, but I really wanted to join in at Lacy Sunshine this week and the challenge closes in 2 days!

I used this week's brand new Deconstructed Sketch for my card - but I "flipped" it sideways to accommodate my image and the bow ;)

Photo: Who's ready to get sketchy?!? It's time for a sneak peek at DS134!! (I REALLY love this one!)

The image I used is called Rory Delivery of Love and she was SO fun to color up - just like all Heather's digis! Come check out all the new releases HERE!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

We had quite the wind storm today here in Alberta...winds were clocked in at 120 km/hr in some places!!! CRAZY! We had a few trees fall in the yard, branches/needles/dirt are everywhere - but, the house is ok, and all the vehicles are fine too! Blessings, right!? Have a great day, I'm off to get inky!! xoxoxo

DT Call at Sweet Stampin'!!

 Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

I'm just dropping by to let you know we're looking for a couple more DT members.

 We need you to:
  • Commit to making comments on allotted numbers every week, very important! 
  • Make a card on alternate weeks fitting the theme; ahead of the posting date 
  • Be prepared to use sponsor images when required. 
  • Make a post on your own blog alternate Saturdays. 
  • Join in and have fun on the behind the scenes blog where we welcome ideas and suggestions from everyone. 
  • Stay for an initial 4 month period which may be renewed if both parties agree. 
 If you feel this is something you can commit to and would be interested in joining our team then please email us at and mark DT Call in the subject or alternatively you can add DT after your entry on this week and next 2 weeks challenges. See blog HERE.

This DT call will end on Thursday 30th January at 6pm GMT and the successful applicants will be contacted shortly after that.

♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Monday, January 13, 2014

TPE #233 {Recipe}

Happy Monday everyone! It's "RECIPE" week over at The Pink Elephant and here's all the ingredients:

Recipe: Use 2 Pattern Papers, 1 Border Die/Punch & a Heart

I found "the perfect" sketch over at the Deconstructed Sketch blog and got to work right away:

I received my jam-packed box of Kraftin' Kimmie goodness on Thursday last week, and I got busy cutting out rubber right away! These super cute images from Cheryl Alger are so stinkin' adorable!! I am entering this cutie into the Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday challenge and also gonna throw my name into the hat again for a chance at a Guest Designer spot (that would be so incredibly AWESOME)....

I inked this cute pair from the set "Together is Better" with Momento Black ink and colored them in with my Copics. I used 2 different pattern papers from the EP "Head Over Heels" 6 x 6 collection, my border punch is a scallop under the colored image (I know it's hard to see, but trust me, it's there *wink*) and of course my 2 hearts punched with the Martha Stewart heart punch. I finished off the card with some black YNS Black Gumdrops and some baker's twine.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

One Crazy Stamper - January Anything Goes Challenge
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Celebrate
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Please be sure to hop on over to The Pink Elephant challenge blog and see what gorgeous creations the rest of the super-talented DT created for you using this week's recipe! Link your creation up for us and we'll come visit you! Cheers!