Monday, June 30, 2014

TPE #257 {Anything Goes!}


It's THEME week over at The Pink Elephant and Ella is having a fun, ANYTHING GOES week!! 

I am sitting this one out for the week as I haven't had time to be in my craft space for a couple weeks. It is our yearly Stampede in town and our swim club runs a food booth on the infield for all the contestants, their families, friends and all of the Stampede Association workers, etc. It's so much fun - here are some pics highlighting the week:

Corb Lund played the first night of Stampede - he put on an awesome show!



It will be exciting to see/hear these guys again (I saw them last summer at Big Valley Jamboree) as they put on one heck of a show! Their bands buses will be parked right behind our food booth, so that is pretty exciting for us - we are positioned in a great location on the grounds! LOL....

I will be back after the Stampede is all over (next week) for the next installment at The Pink Elephant! Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog HERE and check out what Ella's girls have for you this week! Cheers!!!

Merry Monday #115 {White-on-White!}


Good morning, Merry crafters! This week over at Merry Monday, it's miss Kristie who is our challenge hostess and she's wanting to see all-white creations - the sentiments can be in silver!

I am sitting this one out as I have been extremely busy the past week and a half at our local Ponoka Stampede....our competitive swim club operates the food booth on the infield side for all the rodeo contestants, their families, the bands, the set up crews and Ponoka Stampede Association workers.  It's an extremely hectic time but I love it! It's so fun working the week and seeing all the hub-bub that goes on....however, that means no time in the craft cave for me. I will be back next week, I promise! 

Please be sure to stop on over at the Merry Monday blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for created for your crafting inspiration! I am leaving you with a few shots of the action over the past couple days! CHEERS!!!




Thursday, June 26, 2014

4 CC #200 {Stripes}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

This week I am playing challenge hostess and I would like to see some STRIPES on your project! My time in the craft cave is limited this week as I am working a food booth for our Ponoka Stampede all week and it's a crazy-busy time (but a ton of fun too) - so I wanted to CAS this go-round:

I used a couple different striped DSP to make my card - love these colors together!!

Please take some time to hop on over to the challenge blog HERE to see what the crafty CHICKS have created for your crafting pleasure and then link up your project for us! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

STS #23 {Cheers!}

Welcome back to my blog everyone! This week is an extremely busy week for me - our annual Ponoka Stampede is in town and we run a food booth on the infield (for contestants and their families/workers) for fundraising for our daughters competitive swim club, The Ponoka Pool Sharks. I work breakfast shift every day, and usually every other evening shift as's a crazy week, but I love it! The food booth is a ton of fun ....and who doesn't love to see all that cowboy "eye candy?" Added bonus, I say! LOL...

This week, our sketcher for challenge #23 at Seize the Sketch, is none other than miss Lee Ann! I really love this sketch - there are so many different things you could do with it.....thanks Lee Ann!


 I had a lot of fun using different dies to make my card this week:

There is Reverse Confetti, MFT, Paper Smooches and Lil' Inker Designs all on this card :D I added some bling gems and white twine to my button die and wa-laa!! Done! These colors are from the new In Colors at Stampin' Up!

Come on over and check out what the rest of the super talented Design Team has for you - and then link your card for us to come visit YOU! I'm off to sling some hash and bacon and cheer on the cowboys/cowgirls! Later, part'ner!

Monday, June 23, 2014

TPE #256 {Friends Are...}

Welcome back to my blog!

Ella's having fun and it's "sketch week" over at The Pink Elephant! Come check it out:

I rotated this one and put my butterflies on the opposite corner of the sketch:

My image is from by LORi Designs called "Friends Are..." Aren't they adorable???....the sentiment couldn't be more true....

Please be sure to check out what Ella's girls have created for you - and then link up your card using our sketch HERE! Happy crafting xoxoxo

Merry Monday #114 {Sparkle & Shine}

Welcome back to a new challenge at Merry Monday Christmas challenges!

This week, miss Katie is our challenge hostess, and here is what she is wanting to see this week:

 I was shopping in our local Dollar Tree and came across this light/dark sparkly paper so decided that's what I wanted to use for this challenge along with my new-to-me poinsettia dies from Spellbinders:

For the sentiment, I used my Paper Smooches Merry Christmas dies....

Be sure to click HERE to take you over to the Merry Monday blog and see what all the Merry Makers have made for you to drool over....omgosh there is so much bling and sparkle - you might need shades ;) Link up your project for us to come and share some love with you too!

Stay tuned for my project for The Pink Elephant - coming shortly ;) CHEERS!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

{Paper Piecing} at Sweet Stampin'....

Happy Saturday!!

The challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week is PAPER PIECING...I dug through my older stash of Totally Stampalicious stamps and came across this cutie and found some cool paisley paper in my "Giddy Up!" Carta Bella paper pack....

Our sponsor this week is Stamp and Create and they are offering a $20 voucher:

Please be sure to head on over to the Sweet Stampin' challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has for you...then be sure to get crafty and link up your paper piecing project for us to leave you some love....happy crafting!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

4 CC #199 {Round Cards}

Happy Thursday! Welcome back to my blog for another "theme" challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks! Miss Tamie is our challenge hostess this week and here's what she's throwin' out there for y'all:

4 CC #199 {Round Cards!}

I colored up this adorable Puddle Jumper "Darla" from by LORi Designs, fussy-cut her out and popped her up with foam squares...added some stitched stars, pearls and my birthday wishes sentiment is from  Verve....wa-laaa! Done! I love her...she's so cute! ;)

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:

Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenge - Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Circle cards
Inky Chicks - Shaped Cards
Top Tip Tuesday - Shaped Cards
Bunny Zoe - Layers

Please be sure to pop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge BLOG and see what the rest of CHICKS have created for you - the rounds cards are AMAZING! I cannot wait to see what you come up with! Happy crafting!

Monday, June 16, 2014

TPE #255 {Love You Bunches!}

Welcome back to my blog!


This week at The Pink Elephant, we are using this gorgeous inspiration photo as our jump-off point:

 I went with the fuchsia, blue and yellow colors and the "bunches" theme also from this colored digi is from Digital Delights and she fit the bill perfectly! I went searching for the PERFECT sentiment and came across it in my Sugar Pea set called "Love You Bunches!" ;)

I hope you take some time during this busy time of year (gardening, lawn care, camping, campfires, etc.) and get crafty with us at The Pink Elephant - we are so excited to see your interpretation of this gorgeous photo! Happy crafting!! :D

Merry Monday #113

Happy Merry Monday!!

 This week, our uber-talented miss Kathy is our challenge hostess and she's issuing such a fun and non-traditional palette for us to create with - check it out:

I went very CAS this week using my stitched star dies from Lil' Inker Designs, sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink:

I hope you get some time to come and get crafty with us Merry Makers this week! Click HERE to see what the rest of the Design Team has for you - you will be blown away! Stay tuned for another installment from The Pink Elephant - happy crafting!! :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

4 CC #198 {Baby} and PP #199

Welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! Today we had such gorgeous temp's...seems like we only get a day here and there amongst rain, wind and cold. Hopefully we start getting a string of warm weather and sunshine! ;)

This week, our challenge hostess is miss Tina, and she's issuing the following THEME for you:

4 CC #198 {BABY!}

I went in search of a color combo to color up my new-to-me image called "Ready to Pop" from Saturated Canary (isn't she just the most adorable pregnant girl you've ever seen??) and came across this one from the Paper Players:


And here's my card:

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to all the Chicks blogs and see what they have for you - I can assure you, the projects they made this week are ADORBS!!!! Link up your BABY project for us and we'll come visit you! Cheers!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

STS #22 and CMCC #23

Happy Tuesday! Lori Tecler is our sketch artist over at Seize the Sketch this week and she has given us this AWESOME layout to play with:

 I went in search of a color combo to use for my card and came across this GORGEOUS palette from Colour Me! :)

I totally LOVE this color combo....I hope you get some time to come get crafty with us at STS - you have 2 weeks to play HERE for more details! CHEERS!

Monday, June 9, 2014

TPE #254 and cQc #244 {Happy Father's Day!}


 Welcome back! Are you ready for another THEME challenge from The Pink Elephant?! ya go:


I borrowed this awesome masculine set (The Open Sea from SU!) from my good friend, Diane, and got busy scopin' out color challenges and came across this perfect one from ColourQ:

...and here is my card:

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

SUO Challenges - Stamp a background (I used the ledger stamp)
Stampin' Royalty - Masculine
Crafts 4 Eternity - For the Boys
QKR Stampede - Father's Day
The Stamping Boutique - Dad or Masculine

 Please be sure to hop on over to The Pink Elephant challenge BLOG to see what other creations Ella's girls have created for you - then, get crafty with us and link up yours!! CHEERS!!