Thursday, May 29, 2014

4 CC#196 {Anything Goes!}

 Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

This week marks our 5th Thursday of May, so that means it's one of our favorite challenges:

4 CC #196 - ANYTHING GOES!!!

I decided to go CAS and I found a card similar to this one on Pinterest, but forgot to PIN it :( So, to whoever I got the idea from - THANK YOU!!

Please be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created for you and then link up your project for us so we can come leave you some love! Cheers!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

{PIN}spirational Challenge #109

Welcome back to my blog! I must apologize for such a late post! Time seems to be getting away from me more and more these days - gardening/yard work season, our crop spraying business is getting ready to take off, football season for our son, and the end of the school year all take so much time! I need about another 24 hours in each day to get everything done! *wink*

The inspirational photo challenge over at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week is SOOOOO cute - take a peek:

The sponsors this week are:

Prize-4 digis

Prize-3 digis

I chose to work with this cute image from Meljen's - and the bubble sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps called "Small Talk"

It is with a torn heart that I need to announce that this is also my last post for {PIN}spirational. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Deanne and all the wonderful gals over at {PIN}spirational Challenges for such an amazing time being on the DT with them. Deanne, you run such an amazingly organized and fun ship, anyone would be honored to design for you! I hope to see you wonderful ladies in the Fall - Summer is just a bit too crazy for us around here so I need to downsize just a smidge! See ya around in blog land! HUGS!!!

{Summer Fun} at Twisted Tuesday and STS #21

Welcome back to my blog :) This week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges, the challenge is "Summer Fun" and we are to showcase children playing and we are to have a sun on our project....this also marks my last week on the DT at Twisted Tuesday and I would like to just say a huge THANK YOU to Melina and all the girls on the Design Team. I've had so much fun being sent out of my comfort zone with the twists each week - and the girls are amazing to work with! Hopefully, I will see you all again in the fall! Summer is so busy for me and our crop spraying business, I just feel I need to scale down a bit until the weather turns cooler ;)

I am also the "sketch hostess" over at Seize the Sketch so I decided to make a combination card this week:


Here's my card combining both challenges:

This cute image is a pre-colored digi from Digital Delights...they have so many awesome digi stamps to choose from - go check 'em out some time! I added my sun and cloud die cuts and stamped Good Times from the Celebrate Cake set at Reverse Confetti....thought it was the perfect day to take the picture outside and show off all my gorgeous sunshine-yellow dandelions in the background LOL.....

Please take time to come get crafty with us at Seize the Sketch and Twisted Tuesday - we look forward to seeing you!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

TPE #252 {Anything Goes}

Welcome back to my blog! If you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down :)

This week at The Pink Elephant, Ella is throwing out a THEME challenge:

...and this week is an easy-peesy one - ANYTHING GOES!

I decided to color up this cutie from byLORi Designs called Ella's Umbrella Puddle Jumper using the following color combo from The Color Throwdown:


The sentiment is from The Alley Way Stamps called Jibber Jabber! Perfect fit for this image :)

Click HERE to check out what the rest of Ella's girls have created for you - then link up your ANYTHING GOES project for us :) Cheers!

Merry Monday #110 {Christmas Food}

Happy "Merry Monday!" 

Happy Memorial Day to all my US friends! I hope you have a wonderful day....the weekend was a nice one for me - I had a bit of down-time and SLEPT! Yep, all the crazy days have been catching up to me and on Saturday I laid down in the afternoon and slept for 4 HOURS! YIKES! That is so not like me lol...but, obviously needed and I finally got into my craft room :) *insert happy dance here!*

The challenge over at Merry Monday is being brought to you by our wonderful,'s what she's looking for:

Now, I guess "technically" I didn't follow the challenge - I used a drink instead of food .... but I'm thinking she won't mind lol...

I followed this week's sketch from Sketch Saturday:

I have had this cute digi set from Doodle Pantry for a while now - and I thought it was the perfect time to use them:

The sentiment is from the Christmas Sampler set from Paper Smooches :)

Please take some time to hop on over to to the Merry Monday challenge blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you - such scrumptious projects!!! ;) Happy crafting! xoxoxo

Saturday, May 24, 2014

{Sparkle & Shine} at Sweet Stampin!"

Welcome back to my blog! This week over at Sweet Stampin' the challenge is Sparkle & Shine! Oooohhh, sparkly things.. :)

I decided to add a bunch of sparkly, clear gems to my card - I am really liking how this card turned out - I was stumped for a bit on how to arrange the flowers, but it came together awesome!

I stamped a belated birthday sentiment on the inside:

Our sponsor this week is Buttons for Brains - offering a  £10 voucher

Please be sure to hop on over to see what the rest of the SWEETS have created just for you!! Link up your project for us as well - we'd love to come see all these sparkly projects! Cheers!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

4 CC #195 - NO STAMPING!

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

OMGOSH life has been a whirlwind as of late and it doesn't look like it's gonna slow down any time season is upon us and our son is in full swing; our daughter is in her last couple months of competitive swimming, gardening time is here and our spraying business is starting to get busy now....I am really hoping this weekend I get some time in my crafty cave!!

For the challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks, I am playing hostess. I am wanting to see projects with NO STAMPING on them! I struggled with this challenge a bit too at first but then had a "vision" in my head that I wanted to try....and here's what came of it:


 I wanted a very CAS design, with the pop of color showing through from behind after using a die cut word on my card front...then I just added some gems and WA-LAAA! Done! I am not good at "accepting" all the white space, but I am learning to embrace it more and more :) 

Please pop on over to the challenge blog HERE and see what the other chicks have for ya - then link up yours!! Can't wait to see what you do! Cheers!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

TPE #251 {Graduation}

Welcome back to another challenge over at The Pink Elephant! This week, we have a THEME challenge:

Ella wants to see GRADUATION cards/projects this week! That time of year is fast-approaching, and my daughter is actually a grad escort this year for a young man wearing black/burgundy and this is the card I decided to make for him using his colors:

Please be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the girls have for you this week! There are shakers, grad caps and much, much more! Come check it out and play along with us! Cheers!!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

4 CC #194 {Dessert!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

Miss Tamie is our challenge hostess and this week she's issuing the following THEME CHALLENGE for you:

4 CC #194 {DESSERT!}

I dug through all my stamps and came across cute Lulu from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps - getting ready to devour this yummy cupcake! LOL...

It was a lot of fun bringing her to life with Copics and paper piecing her cupcake papers....I kept it very CAS this time and added a few gold sequin stars from Pretty Pink Posh! Wa-laa!

Hope you have time to come join us Chicks in creating something with the DESSERT theme! It can be cards, scrapbook layouts, 3D items etc. Have fun with it and please link up your project HERE! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

{Happy Anniversary} Tuesday 3-in-1

Happy Tuesday!!

This week, I have combined 3 challenges in one card :)

{PIN}spirational Challenges # 107


Seize the Sketch #20

and..Twisted Tuesday Challenges: A Rose for My Sweetie

Show us a rose on your creation

THE TWIST: Use a Sweetheart theme. Make a creation with your Sweetheart in mind. Spouse, adorable child/grandchild, etc.

The sponsors this week for {PIN}spirational Challenges are QKR Stampede, Fresh Brewed Designs and  LEJ Designs....

Here is my card using a QKR Stampede image:

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Flowers

I hope you find some time to come and join in any or all of these challenges this week - we'd love to see ya!! Cheers!

Monday, May 12, 2014

TPE #250 {You Anchor Me...}


Welcome back to my blog :)

This week over at The Pink Elephant, we are having an inspirational challenge for you:


I decided to go with the "nautical" part of the photo and use the anchor as my focus:

The fun paper pack is from EP called Splash and I used a MFT dienamics for the anchor. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches!

Be sure to check out what the rest of Ella's girls have created for you HERE and link up your project for us to come give you some lovin! Happy crafting!

MM #108 and The Challenge #6

Happy Merry Monday!!

It is my turn to be the challenge hostess and I've decided I want to see STARS on the cards over at Merry Monday this week!

I have been wanting to play with Lesley's new project called The Challenge for a while now, so I got to work using her awesome sketch this week:

I took the liberty of moving my star to the opposite side of the sketch just so that I wouldn't cover up my little blue birdie on my image lol...Thanks, Lesley, for such a fun challenge this week!

The image for my card is called Frosty Winter Friends from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps....super dooper fun to bring to life!

Please be sure to hop on over to the Merry Monday blog HERE to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you using will not be disappointed!! Please stay tuned for another awesome challenge from The Pink Elephant!! Cheers!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Divas are Born...and a DT Call at Sweet Stampin'!

Happy Saturday!!

It's a glorious morning so far here in central Alberta, CANADA! I actually took my coffee outside and enjoyed it on the deck - first time this year! Spring just *may* be here, yes?!? Let's hope so!!


This week the challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "HATS, HEELS and HANDBAGS" so that was totally screamin' GIRLIE to me! LOL...I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to get inky...

This little diva is from Kraftin' Kimmie set called Playtime Lulu! She's so those shoes :)

The sketch is from this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons and they are offering up a ribbon pack for our lucky winner!

Be sure to dig out those "girlie" stamps and come play along with us!! We'd love to have ya!

We are also looking for a couple new "Sweeties" to join our wonderful team - here are the deets:

I could tell you how wonderful we are to work with, how helpful we are, how much fun we have behind the scenes & the amazing support the girls all have for each other.  I could tell you that these are the best bunch of girls to work with & we are so lucky & thankful to have every one of them.....but I won't!
I'll just tell you what we require & leave the rest up to you!

We need you to:
  1. Commit to making comments on allotted numbers every week, very important!
  2. Make a card on alternate weeks fitting the theme & ahead of the posting date
  3. Be prepared to use sponsor images when required.
  4. Make a post on your own blog alternate Saturdays.
  5. Join in & have fun on the behind the scenes blog where we welcome ideas & suggestions from everyone.
  6. 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 add your name to the linky HERE or email us at and mark DT Call in the subject line.

This DT call will end on Friday 30th May 2014 at 6 pm gmt and the successful applicants will be contacted shortly after that.
♥ Love from the Sweet Stampin DT ♥

Thursday, May 8, 2014

4 CC #193 and STB {Flowers}

Play Badge

Welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

First of all, a huge "whoop, whoop!" to our new Guest Designers who will be joining us in June and July! I look forward to playing with you girls in the henhouse!

This week, it's miss Tina's turn to be the challenge hostess and she's wanting you to use FLOWERS on your cards, scrapbook layouts or 3D altered items!

4 CC #193 {FLOWERS}

For my card this week, I was mucking around with some goodies from my friend, Diane, from Diane's Stampin Creations and found this awesome sketch from The Paper Players, then got to work:

Stamps: Secret Garden, Simple Stems and Banner Greetings (love this one!!)
Ink: Real Red, Bermuda Bay
Card stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories: Secret Garden dies, dimensionals, pearls, rhinestones

I'd also like to enter this card into this week's challenge over at Seize the Birthday! The theme is Anything Goes and the topping option is FLOWERS - perfect!! hahaha


Come on over and check out what the rest of the Chicks have for you this week - trust me, you'll be blown away - they all have such HUGE talent working with flowers! Can't wait to see what you come up with too! Cheers!