Thursday, November 27, 2014

4 CC #222 {Die Cuts}


One month until Christmas folks....have you started shopping yet? Do you have your tree up? I am hoping to start decorating this weekend as I finally got the walls painted and everything looks nice....They've been splotted with poly filler for over a year and I finally decided to bite the bullet and give it a whirl...nope, I have never painted before! I wanted my walls to be nice this year for the holidays and the funds just weren't there for me to hire someone in to do it. We put new siding on the house this fall and have done other major projects around the farm so painting had to either wait or be done by MOI....and I wasn't waiting lol....

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it is my turn to play hostess challenge and I want to see cards or projects using DIE CUTS! I mentioned last week that I came across a package of die cuts from My Mind's Eye called Sleigh Bells Ring and this cute trio of trees were included in the package:

I added a gorgeous sentiment from KaiserCraft Clear Stamps and a button/twine and I was done! Very quick and easy...perfect for this time of year during the hustle/bustle! Sometimes it's nice to NOT over think a card and just whip it up....

Come take a peek at what the other Chicks have created for you this week over at the challenge BLOG - and then link up your card or project for us to leave you some luvin' on your blog! Cheers! 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Stella's Letter to Santa....


Welcome back!!

Our theme this week over at The Pink Elephant guessed it - ANYTHING GOES! It's the last Monday of the month and that means it's time for us design team members to let loose and create with whatever sketch/colors/stamps we wish! YIPEEE!

This week, I decided to color up one of Bugaboo's Stella images....she cracks me up this girl...

That seems about right doesn't it?!? hahahha....

Ella and the rest of the girls sure hope you get some time to get crafty with us during our Anything Goes challenge! Be sure to link up your project HERE! Thanks again for stopping in.....I'm off to start making my own Christmas cards ;)

Merry Monday #136 {Red, White & Green}


A very happy "Merry Monday" to everyone!

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Some of you may be totally done and have them signed and addressed, ready to go in the post - but not I. Being a part of this wonderful Design Team (creating a Christmas card a week) has sure been helpful now that the season has come! I don't have near as many that I need to pump out  - I have my design figured out, card stock cut, and my assembly line almost ready to start ;) Hoping for this week!

If you are in need of some Christmas card inspiration, why not come on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog and see what everyone has in store for you....

This week, Bonnie is looking for RED, GREEN and WHITE on our cards:

My card is made up of strictly DIE CUTS! As I was browsing at my local scrapbook store, I came across a package of Christmas die cuts from My Mind's Eye called Sleigh Bells Ring (I also bought the Washi that goes with it - SCORE!) These were all a part of that package:

Come on over to the Merry Monday blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you to drool over ....amazing cards this week PEEPS!

Stay tuned for my next installment from The Pink Elephant - there's a message for Santa! ;)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

4 CC #221 {Make it Sparkle!}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

The temperatures have gotten a wee bit better this week here in central Alberta...I'll take 'em! Sure beats the near -30C temps we were experiencing last week. I cannot believe that Christmas is just over a month away and I haven't done one lick of shopping yet and cards are not started - ACK! I am trying to make a lot of gifts this year so hopefully that goes as planned ;)

Miss Tamie is our challenge hostess and she wants us to:


A few weeks ago, I took a couple evenings and just sat and colored up images to have in my stash and this is one of the cuties in the folder - she's from Bugaboo Stamps - colored with my Copics:

just wanted to give you a close up of her sparkly  hat ;) I also added glitter to her collar, and coat and the snow ;)

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Card Mania - Use a Digi
Get Creative - Anything Goes w/Glitter
Love to Create - Make it for Christmas
Make my Monday - Glitter
Creative Knockouts - Bling!
AUD Sentiments - Holiday sentiment
Delightful Challenges - You're a Gem (add bling!)
Creative Moments - Make it Sparkle

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to The 4 Crafty Chicks blog HERE and see what "blingy" creations the other CHICKS have for you! Cheers!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Anything But a Card at The Pink Elephant!


Welcome back to my blog! It's "THEME" week over at The Pink Elephant this week and Ella is looking for ANYTHING BUT A CARD!

I decided to dig out my Treat Tent die and tag dies from Reverse Confetti and get to work....

The treat tent is perfect for adding a small cellophane bag full of treats inside and they make awesome stocking stuffers!

Be sure to come check out what the rest of Ella's girls have made for this challenge - click HERE!

Thanks for stopping in to see what I've been up to the past few days (I have other projects on the go as well, but I cannot share those quite yet as they are Christmas pressies! But let me just say my crochet hooks have been getting some much needed attention!) *wink* Cheers!

Merry Monday #135 {Christmas Bells}


Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, Sue is looking for CHRISTMAS BELLS on our cards! I had to really think about this one - I do not have any images with bells on them (time to rectify that!) so I had to resort to my jingle bells. Hope that is OK, Sue!


I did this one very CAS by embossing my white front panel with my large dots embossing folder, added a bow with some jingle bells in the center and printed out my sentiment on my computer! Ten minutes, DONE! lol...

Thanks for stopping in - be sure to head on over to the Merry Monday blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you to admire. This DT never ceases to amaze me!

Stay tuned for my next installment from The Pink Elephant! Cheers!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

4 CC #220 {Fairies}


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday PEEPS!!

Miss Tina is our challenge hostess for this week and she is looking to see "FAIRIES" on our projects this week! I went and dug through my stash and came across this cutie from Bugaboo Stamps:

The rest of the Chicks have made some GORGEOUS cards for you to drool over - come on over to the challenge BLOG and check them out! We would love to see your creations using Fairies so link up your project for us while you are there!

We are experiencing winter here in central Alberta these days with temps near -20C brrrrr! So I am off to light some candles, brew some delicious coffee and hiding out in my craft room! Cheers!

Monday, November 10, 2014

CAS at The Pink Elephant


Welcome back to another "Technique Week" over at The Pink Elephant! This week, Ella is looking for CLEAN AND SIMPLE! OOOOHHH...ya!

I am learning to embrace the CAS design....I used to really struggle with having to put stuff everywhere on my cards - now I'm loving the simplicity!

This cutie is from Bugaboo Stamps - I have fallen in love...aren't they ADORABLE?!?

I printed out my image and colored him with Copics, added my sentiment from Paper Smooches and cut him out with my stitched rectangle die. Easy peesy!

Be sure to come check out what the rest of Ella's girls have created for you! Click HERE to hop on over to to the blog and we cannot wait to see what you create for us this week xoxoxo

Monday, November 3, 2014

Taking a Week or so off...House Renovations are Underway!

Happy Monday everyone! I am popping in quick to just let everyone know that I will be taking this week off of my DT duties as we re-side our house and do some major landscaping dirt work around the house. The snow has been holding off for us and we're desperately trying to get everything done before it graces our presence...well, it usually just SLAMS us but ya know what I meant ;)

This week at Merry Monday, miss Nina is our creative hostess and here's her challenge:


We are also welcoming Nance Leedy as our Featured Designer for November! Welcome, Nance! Be sure to hop on over to her blog and check out all her wonderful creations :) Now, click HERE to take you to the challenge blog for all the juicy details on this week's challenge!!


This week over at The Pink Elephant, Ella has given you this uber GORGEOUS inspiration pic to serve as your creative "jump off point:"


Ella's girls have created SUCH stunning creations this week using this pic as their starting sure to click HERE to head on over to the TPE blog for more details and to link up your project!

Here are a couple pics of the progress being made on our place....BEFORE:


South end of the house - you can still see some of the yellow siding up in the peak ;):

It's coming along nicely but still so much to get done! I will take better pics of it all completed - hoping soon! Huge thanks to all my fellow DT members and managers for understanding my leave for the week...hoping to be back next week! I will be back Thursday to let you know what the Chicks have for you over at 4 Crafty Chicks....cheers!