Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crazy Egg/Anything Goes @ 4 Crafty Chicks!


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday....we have 5 Thursdays in October, so that means this week is an Anything Goes challenge and we issue our Crazy Egg prize badge for our winner....

I really like Anything Goes challenges as then it's our freedom to pick and choose what we want to show off! I had these pillow boxes made up already in my Halloween stash and thought it was perfect for this week!

I used the Stampin' Up! pillow box die and I'm Batty for You stamp set to create these little gems....hope you like 'em!

Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog HERE and see what Tenia (our Guest Designer) and the rest of the Chicks have for you. I'd like to take this time to sincerely thank Tenia for spending the month with us! It's been such fun having you girl - don't be a stranger! xoxoxo

Have a spooktacular Halloween weekend xoxoxo

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

{Chevrons} at Top Tip Tuesday!


Happy Tuesday....

The challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday is "CHEVRONS" and who doesn't love those?? I had a few embellishments left over from some milk carton Halloween projects, so I wanted to incorporate those on my card this week! Our sponsor is:

Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Our very own SweetCuts Dies, Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting.

Here is my card:

I would like to just let everyone know that I will be taking a bit of a HIATUS from TTT as I sort through some things in my life and get back into the work force! I can't wait to return - these girls are absolutely DARLING and CARING and an AWESOME Design Team to work with! I will be back girls - HUGS!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

TPE #274 and The Challenge #17


Happy Monday :)

It's the last Monday of the month and so over at The Pink Elephant, our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES! I love these as you can do whatever you want! I had this cute Saturated Canary image colored up already from a coloring session with my peep, Tamie, so I decided to go in search of a sketch.

I found this PERFECT one over at The Challenge that my good friend, Lesley Croghan hosts.

You can use both parts of the challenge (sketch and color combo) or just one or the other. I chose to just use the sketch part.

Be sure to come check out what absolutely STUNNING creations the rest of Ella's girls created just for you over at the challenge BLOG. We are so excited to see what you create for our Anything Goes challenge :) Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Anything But a Card and a Sad Goodbye at Sweet Stampin'!

Hello fellow crafters!

This week over at Sweet Stampin' the challenge is "ANYTHING BUT A CARD."

I made up these Halloween test tube treats a week or more ago and I knew this was the perfect challenge for them :) The test tubes contain Skittles and I stamped the images from my Stampin' Up! set called Batty For You! I cannot wait to send them to my nieces and nephew for "trick or treat" day!

Today it is with a heavy heart that I inform you this is my last post with Sweet Stampin' for a while. I am currently starting the process of heading back into the work force (after being at home with my kids for 17+ years - YIKES!) and I will need to downsize the crafting commitments I have for a while until I get myself into a routine and see how much free time I'm going to have. Sweet Stampin' has been SUCH a wonderful DT to be a part of and I'm looking forward to the day when I can return and play along with them all again - thank you ladies!!! xoxoxo

Be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the super talented Design Team has for you - the creations are mind-blowing! Happy crafting! xoxoxo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

4 CC #217 Color Challenge

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday everyone...a week has flown by! I finished up the last of the garden this afternoon - all the potatoes are in the root cellar and it's all done for another year. The temperatures have been absolutely wonderful here in central Alberta...hope it keeps up for a while longer!

This week at 4 Crafty Chicks, it is my turn to play challenge hostess and I'm issuing a color challenge for everyone...CALYPSO CORAL, BLACK and WHITE!

I had Halloween in mind, so I went in search of some images and came across a Bugaboo - Stella has always cracked me up!

Be sure to hop on over to the HEN HOUSE (click HERE) and see what the other Chicks have made for you using my colors! You will NOT be disappointed! You have until Tuesday at midnight to link up your creation for us to admire - ready? GO!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Trick or Treat'n at The Pink Elephant!

 This week at The Pink Elephant, Ella's theme is "Trick or Treat" and she is looking for some containers and/or treat holders! FUN!!!

Our daughter was in the city all day on Saturday taking her first session of classes for Driver's Education, so I had the opportunity to browse Michael's for hours! I came across this kit of 9 milk cartons and an extra bonus - they were ON SALE! Cha-ching! So, I snooped around a bit more and found the cute clothespins and spiders and thought they would be perfect for extra decorations....I think they are super cute and I can't wait to fill them with candy corn or skittles etc.

The rest of Ella's girls have made OUTSTANDING treat holders - be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog and check them all out! We would really love to see what you come up with for this challenge - we all like the extra ideas and all the wonderful creations are oh so inspiring! Happy crafting!

Non-Traditional Christmas at Merry Monday!

Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, I get to play challenge hostess and I'm looking for some non-traditional Christmas colors on your projects...I typically love reds, greens, gold and silver at Christmas but more and more I'm really loving all these trees that people decorate with funky colors.

I had so much fun coloring up this cute little scene last week while visiting my good friend, Tamie. We got a good girls day in and a few images colored for upcoming challenges. Thanks again, girl! xoxoxo

Be sure to come play along with us this week - you can never start too early making those Christmas cards for your stash! The big day is coming faster than we think ;)

Click HERE to take you over to the Merry Monday blog! Stay tuned for my project for The Pink Elephant - coming up real soon! It's a real "treat!" ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4 CC #216 {Happy Birthday}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday....

This week, the challenge is being brought to you by Tamie and she's wanting to see "BIRTHDAY" projects. 

I had this little Saturated Canary cutie already colored up in my "digi folder" and whipped up this CAS design for today's challenge:

I sure enjoy coloring up these images...Krista makes so many awesome images! The sentiment is from a set called "Princess" from Sweet Stamp Shop - perfect fit!

Come on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog and see what the other Chicks have made. Their projects this week are amazing...I can't wait to see what you create for Tamie's challenge....happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Favorite Color Combo at Top Tip Tuesday!

 This week's challenge at Top Tip Tuesday is our favorite color combo....I have so many that it's always difficult to choose just ONE favorite, but I really, really LOVE Cherry Cobbler and Kraft together and so that's the combo I went with...our sponsor this week is none other than Kenny K - one of my personal fav's as well ;) Double bonus this week!


Prize 3 digital images of winners choice

Come on over to the TTT challenge blog to see what the rest of the girls have for you - and please come get crafty with us and show us YOUR favorite color combo - can't wait to see what you create! Cheers!

Monday, October 13, 2014

TPE #272 - Color Challenge!


Welcome back to my blog - this week at The Pink Elephant, we are having a color challenge...ORANGE/BLACK/COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE....

I wanted to make some treat boxes for my nieces and nephew and I chose "green" as my other color ....I had a lot of fun making these and they are filled with candy corn and jelly beans....

Be sure to hop on over to the challenge BLOG and see what Ella's girls have for you - and link up your project for us! Cheers!

Merry Monday #130 {Silent Night}

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family....I hope you had a wonderful weekend with friends and family and indulged in pies, stuffing and turkey...I know I did ;)

This week, it is our lovely LeAnne is our challenge hostess over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. "Silent Night" is her favorite Christmas carol, and her theme this week is to create a card evoking the calm, peaceful feeling of a silent night before Christmas!

For my card, I just wanted a solitude Christmas tree and a very CAS design....I always love to sit in front of my tree on Christmas Eve and just take in it's splendor....and that's what this challenge generated for me....

Come on over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created using LeAnne's challenge - you will love all their creations...I hope you get some time to come and play along with us as well!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

All About Friends at Sweet Stampin'


Welcome back to my blog and happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!

This week over at Sweet Stampin' the theme is FOR A FRIEND....

Our weekly sponsor is none other than Flat Friends and they are offering up 2 digis to the winner!


For my card, I went through my stash of DSP and came across this pretty floral piece and wanted to use my new-to-me chandelier die from MFT....the sentiment is from TAWS....

I added a scallop trip top, a few gems and wa-laaa! Done!

I hope you get a chance to come get inky with us over at Sweet Stampin' .... just remember - you have to have some sort of stamping on your project! Come on over and check out all the juicy details!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Recipe Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! I hope everyone is doing well these days....I have been super busy this past week getting stuff ready outside to have our house re-sided! The very large deck we had on the house had to come down - so we disassembled it piece by piece (board by board) and let me just say OH.MY.GOSH. my hands are still sore and I found muscles on my body that haven't been used in YEARS! lol...but, it's all ready for the contractors - they will be here any day to get started. I will blog the process another day - once the new siding/trim is on. The deck will not be put back on for a year or so....but that's ok - one project at a time I've been told ;)

This week, over at 4 Crafty Chicks, our challenge hostess is the beautiful Tina. She's been "cooking up a brew" for us all to use this week - here's her recipe challenge:
  • use ONE image
  • use TWO pattern papers
  • use THREE bling
Here's my card using Tina's recipe:

This cutie is from Lacy Sunshine...these are larger rubber stamps, so I had to make my card a 5.25 x 5.25 this time around....she was a lot of fun to color. The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps....

I hope you get some time to relax and get crafty with us over the Thanksgiving weekend ... be sure to remember all that you are grateful for and enjoy that turkey, scrumptious pies, and bountiful friendships and family. Hugs!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

4 Crafty Chicks #214 {Sunshine!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

Our challenge this week is being brought to you by Leanne, but first I'd like to say a huge welcome to Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs! It's so awesome to have you with us as a Guest Designer for October girl!!! Be sure to hop on over and welcome her and check out her blog - she's one talented chickie!!

For my card, I decided to let the designer paper do the "sunshine" part for me...I had my Puddle Jumper "Bonnie" from byLORi Designs already colored up so just had to put her all together with some rockin' papers and this cute sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop:

I can't believe that October is already upon us and the air is cool, crisp and fresh. It has that "nip" in the air making you realize that Winter is right around the corner. I have been busy outside trying to get the yard all finalized up for the cold and snow. I am hoping we get a few more weeks of warm temps before it happens!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog to see what all the other Chicks have created this week...such amazing projects!! Cheers!