Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Non-Traditional Christmas @ Top Tip Tuesday!

This week at Top Tip Tuesday, our challenge is "Non-Traditional Christmas." We want to see non-traditional colors for Christmas and you can also use non-traditional images if you would like too!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Zlatoena's Design:

One lucky winner will win 2 Digi images of winners choice.

I was lucky to be able to color up this wonderful snowman from Zlatoena's Designs and had such fun using pink/purple/black as my combo:

The awesome corner poinsettia die is from Memory Box:

My *tip* for this week is this: "when using small, tiny pieces of paper from die cuts such as this, use tweezers for picking up, handling and placement. It sure makes life a lot easier. I also use a nifty little tool called the QuickStik - works AWESOME!"

Be sure to hop on over to the TTT blog and see what the rest of the crew has for you - their creations are incredible!! You have 2 weeks to play along with us - come get crafty! Cheers!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Anything Goes at The Pink Elephant


Welcome back to my blog. This week at The Pink Elephant is one of my favorite weeks...the last Monday of every month is always an Anything Goes theme...so the door is wide open!! :)

I decided to make a "boy" birthday card since I do not have many masculine cards in my stash. And...this cutie was a lot of fun to color up :) 

This is Landon with a Banner from byLORi Designs...Lori's images make it soooo easy to create fun, cheery cards! Just look at those cheeks LOL...

Come on over to The Pink Elephant challenge blog and see what Ella's girls created just for YOU. Then, get crafty with us and link up your project so we can come leave you some love on your blog! Cheers!

Merry Monday #128 {Stripes and/or Polka Dots!}


Happy Merry Monday!! The countdown to Christmas is on folks...do you have your cards planned? Need some inspiration? Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is the PERFECT place to come hang out....

This week, it is miss Katie who is dishing out the challenge....here's what she chose for y'all:

I love both stripes and polka dots, so I wanted to incorporate both on my card...I went in search of some DSP to help me out:

The dies made this card super easy to complete as i was running out of time last week before heading out to Banff...the stacking tree dies are from Distinctively Dee's and the "celebrate" is from MFT...

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog HERE to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - so much wonderful inspiration for you to create some cards with us and add to your holiday stash!! Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just For the Guys at Sweet Stampin'

Happy Saturday! I hope this post goes live OK cuz as you are reading this, I am away from home in Banff, Alberta running the 10K in Melissa's Road Race! I have been wanting to do this run for the past 4 years but have been afraid of doing it since it's in the mountains. Well, this weekend is IT! Will update later when Diane and I get back....

This week at Sweet Stampin,' we want to see cards JUST FOR THE GUYS! Masculine cards are ones I do not have enough of in my stash and when I purchased this kit from CTMH I knew I wanted to make up some of these for Calvin's football coaches, teachers etc. The colors are perfect for guys and football is played in the fall, so I figured it was a great set!!

Our sponsor this week is: Yours or Mine Papercrafts - offering up a $10 Voucher


Please stop in at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the sweeties have created for you this week....link up your project for us as well - be sure to have some STAMPING on your card/project!! Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

4 CC #213 {A Trio of Pairs}

Happy Thursday PEEPS!!

It's my turn to be the challenge hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and I have sort of a recipe challenge for you...

4 CC #213 {A Trio of Pairs}

I am looking for 3 different pairs on your project. So for example, my project is washi-wrapped tealites. 

As you can see in my photo above, I have 2 different colors, 2 different washi tapes and there are 2 tealights. Make sense? Good....lol

I then went ahead and made a set of these cute goodies and decorated a tin to make a gift for someone special - take a peek:

 I used my Chalk Talk set and dies from Stampin' Up! to make my "for you" panel - added some large black/white striped ribbon to the belly band and DONE! Such a *CUTE* gift box full of smelly goodness! :)

Please be sure to hop on over to see what the rest of the CHICKS have for created for you - click HERE! Have fun!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sketch Week at The Pink Elephant!!

 This week, Ella at The Pink Elephant has an awesome sketch for us to play with - you can do so much with this one...deck it out or keep it CAS...I kept my card fairly CAS this week:

I colored up this cutie from byLORi Designs called "Puddle Jumper Baylee" and found some DSP to go with her for the panels, added some flowers and this absolutely PERFECT sentiment is from the Sweet Stamp Shop ...check it out:

Thanks for stopping in again...I hope you get a chance to sit and get crafty with us...we'd love to have you play along with our sketch this week! Come see what Ella's girls have for your crafting inspiration - HERE. You will not be disappointed...cheers!

Merry Monday #127 - BINGO

Welcome back to my blog everyone...I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - outside enjoying the beautiful temps and sunshine! Pretty soon that white stuff will be back to stay, so we need to take advantage of every minute we can....

This week at Merry Monday, miss Kathy is issuing a BINGO challenge - check it out:

I decided to play with the far left up/down column: sparkle, die cut and red....

I used my 'lil Inker Designs stitched rectangle die and my new-to-me Memory Box plush poinsettia corner die....added some red cardstock inside the outline of the poinsettia leaves, some bling, stamped my sentiment from Papertrey Ink and wa-laa! Done! Easy peesy! This die is going to be used A LOT!! I can tell that already....it's so pretty!

Please be sure to hop on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog and see what the rest of my teammates made while playing a friendly, fun game of BINGO! I can't wait to see what YOU create...

See you back here in a couple hours for another challenge from The Pink Elephant - ciao!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

4 CC #212 {Fall}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

It is miss Tamie's turn to be challenge hostess and this week she is looking to see projects with the following theme:

4 CC #212 {FALL}

This is another card from my Close to My Heart kit that I bought this past weekend. I love the colors in this kit and that was my "FALL" aspect that I went with....the colors are very rich and go together very well :) I am very happy I bought this one!

Please hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog to see what the other CHICKS have created for you - gorgeous stuff, I say! You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's All About KIDS at Top Tip Tuesday

 This week at Top Tip Tuesday, we are celebrating KIDS! Our sponsor this challenge is 2 Cute Ink:

Sponsor and Prize
Prize - 2 images of winners choice

 For my card, I used a pre-colored Wee Stamps image to create my cute birthday card...I can totally see my niece, Reagan, in this image! Too cute!

 My sentiment is from a set called Beautiful Banners from Reverse Confetti! I love the font ;)

I hope you get some time amongst all the fall harvests and "getting ready for winter" preparations to come get crafty with us gals over at Top Tip Tuesday! Click HERE for more details on our challenge :) Happy crafting!

Monday, September 15, 2014

TPE #268 {Embossing!}


 Welcome back to my blog...if you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down!

This week, the challenge over at The Pink Elephant is "EMBOSSING" so that means dry, heat, embossing paste etc. 

For my card, it's another card from a kit from CTMH that my sister, Jackie, and I picked up at the Canadian Scrapbooker Craft show Saturday in Sherwood Park (if you haven't been, you need to go!)

This kit is all about fall and gratitude....so pretty!!

Jackie knew I had an embossing challenge due today, so she dug out her powders and came across this dark brown one for the sentiment - turned out awesome!

Thanks again for poppin' in - be sure to hop on over to see Ella's girls and all their creations - HERE! Get crafty with us and link up your project so we can come visit YOU! Have a wonderful day! xoxoxo

Merry Monday #126 {The Words Have it!}

Happy Merry Monday! Sorry for the late blog post - I got home from my sisters a bit later than I had anticipated last night and had to get everything ready for school this morning etc.  Jackie and I attended the Quilting/Canadian Scrapbookers Craft/Trade Show this weekend in Sherwood Park and let me tell ya - WOW!! There were so many gorgeous quilts, projects and all the people doing scrapbooking/make 'n takes/teaching was amazing!

We didn't allot ourselves enough time this year (we didn't really know what to expect) and so we are going to plan a better go-round of it next year! Maybe this time we could gather up a group of us girls to go together (Leanne, Tamie, Bonnie??)

While we were browsing the booths, we came across a CTMH booth and she had some gorgeous kits on sale - this is one card that is part of their Christmas line...so pretty! Jackie and I created yesterday morning before I left and it was nice to get crafty with her - she doesn't get much time these days ;)

I absolutely LOVE the colors in this kit! Soooo pretty :) Our challenge this week is to make your sentiment your main focal point! I think this card does just that!

I hope you hop on over to the Merry Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for ya....and all I can say is that it is sure giddy pleasure that I work with such amazingly talented PEEPS! You will NOT be disappointed! Stay tuned for my post for TPE!! Hugs!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Seeing Spots/Stripes at Sweet Stampin'!

Welcome back to my blog!! This week at Sweet Stampin' the challenge is SPOTS/STRIPES....I have spots on this cutie's present but also went in search of pattern paper to help me out:

My main image is from byLORi Designs and my sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie! They go together perfectly :) The paper pack is by Lime Twist....

Our weekly sponsor is Hobbycutz offering up a £7.50 voucher


Be sure to come on over and check out what the rest of the Sweeties have created for your crafty inspiration here at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge BLOG - you will defiintely NOT be disappointed! Cheers!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

4 CC #211 {Fancy Folds}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

This week, it's Tina's turn to play challenge hostess and she is wanting to see FANCY FOLDS....now, I must admit, this one threw me! LOL...I went searching on Splitcoaststampers and came across this "Concertina Fold Card" tutorial...

 Here is my card laying flat - it will fit in a regular size A2 envelope (if you do not have whoop-dee-whoo's and things sticking out the top lol)

Here is a side view with all the folds extended:

Top view:

And...here it is from the front with all folds extended out:

I had a lot of fun making this card - took me a while to figure out how/what I was going to decorate with, but I decided to go Christmas and I love how it turned out! I used Festive Flurries stamp/die set from Stampin' Up!, Martha snowflake and leaf punch, Stampin' Up! snowflake punch and a couple MFT flourishes Dienamics....added gumdrops and pearls, and done!!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks BLOG and see what the other girls have for you - you will not be disappointed! Happy crafting!

Monday, September 8, 2014

TPE #267 {Inspiration Challenge!}


This week at The Pink Elephant, it's Inspiration Week!! Here's the GORGEOUS photo we want you to use as your take-off point:

I decided to pull the colors and flowers out of this photo and went in search of the perfect set:

I used this beautiful stamp set called "Mum's The Word" from Papertrey Ink....added a few gumdrops and wa-laaa! Done. Here's a close up of the sentiment:

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

The Paper Players - Happy Fall Y'all!
Kraftin' Kimmie - Bloomin' Flowers!

Fall is my favorite season of the year as far as COLOR goes....Christmas still is my ultimate favorite, but the rich, deep, gorgeous colors of fall make me happy!! The weatherman is calling for S-N-O-W here already...I know, I know!!! I don't like it any more than you do...but there is a chance! UGH!!! I really would like us to have a glorious FALL yet....let's hope they are wrong! hee hee...

I hope you get some time to come get crafty with Ella's girls over at The Pink Elephant blog - come check it out!! CHEERS!

Merry Monday #125 {Transporation!}

Happy "Merry Monday!" to all my crafty PEEPS out there!

This week, our wonderful miss Debbie has a very fun and interesting challenge for y'all:

 I went through my stash of stamps and came across this train set from The Alley Way Stamps set called Christmas Express...perfect!!

The sentiment is from a set called Christmas Magic...also from TAWS! I kept things very CAS this week...and I love the paper piecing! Thanks for stopping in today - make sure you hop on over to the Merry Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - I was absolutely BLOWN away by their creations and I know you will be too! Happy crafting...see you back in a couple hours for another installment from The Pink Elephant! Cheers!