Monday, December 29, 2014

TPE #279 Reminder!

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
There's still plenty of time to join in our latest 

challenge over at TPE!! 

You have until Sunday, January 4th @ Midnight (EST)

To join us...please click HERE for the details!

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

4 CC #226 {Joy and Peace}

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are enjoying your day with your family and friends and that all your Christmas wishes have come true :)  If you are reading this, then I am going to assume you've had a full, busy day and need a bit of down time so you're scopin' out the blog land! Awesome!

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it's my turn to play hostess and I'm issuing the following sketch challenge:

I took the liberty of rotating the sketch PLUS I made my card a 5.25 x 5.25 accommodate my sentiment. I heat embossed it on Kraft and used some nice warm, country papers to give it that "rustic, country" feel to it.

If you get some time over the next week to unwind, and relax in your craft cave, then by all means, come check us out and get the sketch for your inspiration! We'd love to have ya! Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 22, 2014

TPE #279 Reminder!

Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
There's still plenty of time to join in our latest 

challenge over at TPE!! 

You have until Sunday, January 4th @ Midnight (EST)

To join us...please click HERE for the details!

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

4 CC #225 {Charms}


Welcome back to my blog! One more week until the big day! Wow, time sure flies when you are NOT READY! hahahah....Everything always seems to fall into place and work out but man, it would sure be nice to have the preparations done EARLY one year! I keep making that my goal every year - maybe one time it will work out! :)

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, miss Tamie is our challenge hostess and she wants to see CHARMS on our cards, scrapbook layouts or 3D projects!

I used an image Krista from Saturated Canary gave us as a freebie one day - thanks again, Krista!!

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

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Stampotique - Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

The other Chicks have some amazing creations for you to come check out - click HERE for more juice details! Cheers!

Monday, December 15, 2014


Happy Monday TPE Friends!!
There's still plenty of time to join in our latest 

challenge over at TPE!! 

You have until Sunday, January 4th @ Midnight (EST)

To join us...please click HERE for the details!

We hope to see you there!

Merry Monday #139 {Winter}


Happy Merry Monday!

This week over at Merry Monday Christmas challenge, Karren is our hostess-with-the-mostess and she's wanting us to make a WINTER-themed card. I decided to make a "fun and whimsical" type card using the snowman as my inspiration....

My super cute image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I love everything about this cute image...the snowman, the hot chocolate (complete with marshmallows), the ornaments and pressies! Everything Christmas AND Winter all rolled into one :) Super cute!

I added my Verve "Winter Wishes" sentiment and a stitched star from 'Lil Inker Designs to finish it off! Please remember that this will be our last challenge of 2014 - we will be back next week with our Winners post but the next challenge will be live on January 5th!!

Go grab yourself a cuppa of your favorite hot beverage and come play with us! We are so excited to see what you create using Karren's challenge! Click HERE!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Bugaboo - "Naughty or Nice" (Frosty the Snowman IS in my image LOL)
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
CC & CC - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - 'Tis the Season

I would like to take this time to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I am so excited to start another year of Merry Monday challenges with you all! Cheers!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

4 CC #224 {One Layer Cards!}

 Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

This week, I have been trying desperately to get a few things done before Christmas but it's been going a bit more slowly since I hurt myself at the pool last weekend (insert a STILL blushing face here LOL). The scrape on my hand/wrist has since gotten infected a bit, so I am doing everything I can to get rid of it before I need antibiotics! I have a nurse friend who is watching it for me and I sure appreciate that! Hopefully it starts to heal over soon and I can get back to making some Christmas gifts. But, in the mean time, it's mostly rest for this girl....

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, miss Tina is our challenge hostess and she's issuing the following challenge for y'all:

4 CC # 224 {One Layer Cards!}

I got this image a while ago from Bugaboo Stamps, and I just *HAD* to use her for this card! Stella totally cracks me up and this one is perfect for our weather here in Alberta! hahahhaha.

I colored her with Copics, added a few sequins and some ribbon and DONE. Easy peesy! Gotta luv it when a card can be done so quick!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge BLOG and see what the other Chicks have for you - they have outdone themselves this week! Cheers!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


 As most of my friends and family know, I am a JAVA JUNKEE....I admit it! I love my coffee! And...Amy Tsuruta also knows it and she invited me to join her and many other java-luvin' PEEPS in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2014! Thank you sooo much for the invite, Amy!

I ordered the "Perfect Blend" stamp set from Stampin' Up! specificially for this Blog Hop and I was sure glad it came in before the day arrived! I got it out and got inky on Monday while cyber crafting with my coffee-lovin' friend, Leanne! Watch for her installment along the hop! :)

The 2 sentiments that come with this set are everyday coffee/friends sentiments, and since this is a *holiday* coffee blog hop, I went in search of a good one to use for this card. I came across my Reverse Confetti (they are a sponsor today!) Tinsel 'n Trim set and found the PERFECT one:

We have such an amazing list of SUPER SPONSORS for this hop - check 'em out:

17Turtles Veronica Zalis Chris Franco
Add a Little Dazzle  Butterfly Reflections Ink Color Cast Designs
Create a Smile Hero Arts Kraftin' Kimmie
Kreative Kymona Latina Crafter Neat & Tangled
Newton's Nook Pickled Potpourri Designs Poppystamps
Reverse Confetti Stamp Academy Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
STAMPlorations SugarPea Designs Sweet 'n Sassy
The Alley Way Stamps Two Paper Divas Verve Stamps
Whole Wild World Your Next Stamp Paper Smooches

17 Turtles:  $15 Store Gift Card
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco:  Cup of Good Cheer stamp set
Add a Little Dazzle:  $25 Store Gift Card
Butterfly Reflections Ink:  Prima Coffee Break
Color Cast Designs:  Coffee Lovers kit
Create a Smile:  Monster Party stamp set
Hero Arts:  A Little & Today's Special stamps/Cup 'O Joe Shadow ink
Kraftin' Kimmie:  $25 Store Gift Card
Kreative Kymona:  Fancy Mug Giveaway
Latina Crafter:  Cafe Wood Veneers + $25 Store Gift Card
Neat & Tangled:  Warm Wishes stamp set
Newton's Nook:  $15 Store Gift Card
Paper Smooches:  $25  Store Gift Card
Pickled Potpourri:  $7 Store Gift Card
Poppystamps:  Tea Cup Stack Die
Reverse Confetti:  $15 Store Gift Card
Stamp Academy:  2 classes
Stampin' Up/Veronica Zalis:  $20 Store Gift Card
STAMPlorations:  $10 Store Gift Card
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:  Coffee Cup Prize Pack
SugarPea Designs:  $20 Store Gift Card
Sweet 'n Sassy:  Pick Me Up Clear stamp & die set
The Alley Way Stamps:  Tea Par-tea stamp set
Two Paper Divas:  Your Warm My Heart stamp set
Verve Stamps:  $25
Whole Wild World:  Coffee before Talkee mug

●●Sponsorship prizes are eligible via random draw from linked hop participants only●●

 Love COFFEE?!? Have a wonderful holiday hot beverage you'd like to share with us?! Come on over to Amy's BLOG and link up your creation to be included! And also remember, the more you link up and comment....the more chances you have of winning an amazing prize from one of our sponsors! Happy hopping! Cheers!!