Thursday, July 30, 2015

fur or feathers at As You Like It


Welcome back to my blog everyone! For the next 2 weeks over at As You Like It challenge blog, we are wanting you to show us a project in your style that features your favorite of either FEATHERS or FUR! What is your choice and WHY?

The sponsor of this challenge is:

I had a difficult time choosing between these 2 categories....I really, really love some birds and little chickies but I also have a soft spot for teddy bears and other "fur" I chose these 2 cuties and decided on FUR....and my reason is just because you can cuddle with bears and kitties and puppies...but not so much birds LOL....

I hope you get some time to come play along with us - you have 2 weeks and we'd LOVE to see what you decide on ;) Hop on over to the AYLI challenge blog HERE and see what my teamies have for you - they rocked this challenge right out of the water! Cheers!

4 cc #257 anything goes


As you are reading this, I am with my bestie, Leanne, for our annual "girls trip" to Big Valley Jamboree - enjoying some major headliners such as Brad Paisley, Reba, Lady Antebellum and much more!!! I will check in with some pics next week after the long weekend.....

At 4 Crafty Chicks, when there are 5 Thursdays in a month, we celebrate the last one with an ANYTHING GOES challenge and offer up our Crazy Egg badge to one lucky participant :) They are a lot of fun as we can unleash our inner creative monster and just create whatever we want without a theme or outline....


I have been wanting to use this hilarious stamp from Bugaboo Stamps for quite some time and decided a while ago to color her up :) Sometimes that is EXACTLY how I feel lol....

I hope you get some time to come play along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and have some fun with Anything Goes. Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

i like you 'n sunny days....

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone!

This week, I get to play hostess-with-the-mostess and I have to admit, I did a doozie theme for myself. But, that is why we call them CHALLENGES, right?!

4 CC #256 Sun, Sea and Sand

I really need to update the stamp cupboard with some beach/sea/sand stamps!! I don't have any :( I found this pre-colored digi in my stash and I created the sand and water using my copics...doesn't he look like he's totally enjoying summer?! I love it...

Please hop on over to the challenge blog HERE and see what our wonderful Guest Designers and Chicks have in store for you - please link up your sand/sea/sun creations for us to come visit you! Cheers!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

playing bingo at top tip tuesday

Welcome back to my blog everyone....Wow, did we EVER get a wicked thunderstorm last night O.O I cannot believe how much lightning, thunder and WIND there was....I will go check the rain gauge right away but I am pretty sure it was close to an inch of rain. There was some hail too but the garden looks "ok" from the house - will toodle out later once it dries up a bit....

Today marks a new challenge from Top Tip Tuesday!! This time around, we are issuing a BINGO challenge - so...pick a line...any line:


Sponsor and Prize

Prize 3 Digital images
of winner's choice

For my card, I was lucky enough to have these pre-colored digi's in my stash of Kenny K's Dirt Bike Mike....AWESOME image for a boy card, don'tchya think?!? I used the middle/down row for my BINGO line: Embossing (sentiment is embossed with black embossing powder), Sentiment, and Dies/Punches (flags)

I hope you get some time to hop on over to the TTT Challenge Blog HERE and come play BINGO with us!! Cheers!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

baby it's cold outside - MM #167

Welcome to another 2-week challenge from Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge :) Miss Bonnie would like us to use a Heart or Heart(s) on our cards this week:

This cutie is from Bugaboo and the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti:

Be sure to hop on over to the Merry Monday challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for won't be disappointed. Then link up your creation and let us come visit you and leave you some luv! Cheers!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"HELLO" from As You Like It

Exciting news!! Samantha from As You Like It Challenge asked me to design with their team and I was honored and excited! Thank you Samantha for asking me to take part in this awesome challenge blog :) At "As You Like It," we issue a challenge every 2 weeks and it's always a challenge where you "make us a project featuring ......." so that you can create whatever you like using your own style and products :) WAY COOL!

The challenge for the next 2 weeks is:

 Favourite single color (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

 The sponsor of this challenge is

Sweet Pea Stamps

I have a lot of favorite colors - actually MANY...I am addicted to color! However...I have always been drawn to the rich, deep, gorgeous color of CHERRY COBBLER from Stampin' Up! It can be combined with many other color combinations or it's absolutely beautiful just with white - as I have shown you here:

Thanks for stopping back in to my blog - be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog HERE and welcome the rest of the newbies and see all the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Design Team! Add your project showcasing YOUR favorite color - cheers!

4 Crafty Chicks #255 - clean and simple

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

This week, our hostess extraordinaire is none other than miss Tamie and she's wanting to see the following:


For my card, I already had this image from Doctor Digi House of Stamps colored (when Tamie and I went to visit Leanne) so I cut her out with a stitched rectangle mat, popped her up on some woodgrain paper, added a die cut sun - walaaaaa! Done.

I hope you are able to take a small break from the hustle/bustle of summer days and come get inky with us - Clean and Simple is a quick, stress-free challenge so why not come play?! Click HERE to hop on over to the challenge blog and link up! Cheers!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

4 CC #254 - christmas in july


Welcome to "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! I am not sure about you, but here in central Alberta, CANADA, we've been experiencing some pretty HOT temperatures for the past few weeks (without rain) and there are a lot of farmers in desperate need of moisture. This challenge seems appropriate right about now LOL


Miss Tina is our hostess for this week's theme and I printed out this pre-colored digi and did some funky layering, added some gumdrops and a sentiment and wa-laaaa! Done!

Now before you get all bent out of shape that I wish it was Christmas already, you can relax lol...I just wish we would get a cool-down and some rain...that's all! But on the days where its 33C outside, a little snow would be a welcome sight! LOL...just sayin'

Hop on over to the henhouse HERE and see what the other Chicks have for you - you will NOT be disappointed. Let's see what you've got for Christmas in July! Link up your project so we can come leave you some love as well! Cheers!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

summer fun at top tip tuesday!


The newest challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday is being hosted by Brenda and she's looking for the following themed cards and/or 3D projects:


Sponsor and Prize
2 Cute Ink

Prize - 2 images of winners choice

Nothing says summer time than flip flops, sundresses and ice cream!! I used this adorable pre-colored digi from Mo Manning (found these awesome gems at my local scrapbook store and let me tell ya, they've come in so handy when I'm behind or in a pinch for a quick card!)

My TIP for this week is to fussy cut a small border around your main image panel for that added POP of color or depth!

Thanks for stopping in again today - sorry I'm late getting the last 2 cards and posts has been super, dooper crazy around here and sitting in my craft room all day today has been HEAVENLY!! Cheers!

Merry Monday #166 - Penguins


Thanks for stopping in! I am a bit late getting some cards/posts done so I spent the entire day in the craft room and got caught up on some DT commitments....feels great! One of them is this week's Merry Monday challenge - Use a Penguin on Your Card - hosted by Wendy:

I have quite a few "pre-colored" digis that I won through challenge blogs and some I have purchased in the past - this is one that I won a year ago....he's super cute and I was already behind, so I tweaked the coloring a bit and made it sort of vintage(y) feeling - no sentiment needed, he's just THAT cute!

Be sure to click on over to the Merry Monday Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - their cards are absolutely ADORABLE!! Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, July 6, 2015

thanks - you totally rock!

Happy Monday folks! This week at The Pink Elephant, we are CAS'ing and THANKING Sheri Gilson from Paper Crafty's Creations! Sheri has been with The Pink Elephant since it's inception in 2009 and I have been an admirer of hers for YEARS....her talent in paper coordination and super GORGEOUS cards just awes me....

Here is the card I decided to CAS - (by the way, there are sooooo many of Sheri's cards that I *could* have picked but I just loved the pink/white on this one and I decided to CAS it almost to the letter lol):

Isn't that card just so pretty??

Sheri, on a more serious note - thanks again for everything you did for us at The Pink Elephant - and all your GORGEOUS creations each week. You really do totally ROCK! Good luck in all your future DT assignments and I can't wait to keep "creepin'" ya LOL...HUGS girl!

Please take some time to hop on over to the TPE blog and check out what creations the DT has created for Sheri this week - you will not be disappointed! Then - check out Sheri's blog - pick a card (any card) and CAS it for us - we'd love to have you play along! CHEERS!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

4 CC #253 {no stamping!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday everyone! It has been such an extremely busy week for my daughter, Kim, and I as our annual Ponoka Stampede was in town and we work the infield food booth for her competitive swim club. It's our only fundraiser for the whole year and it pays extremely well but man oh man - it's a tiring week!! it's over and we can start our summer! Finding her a job and getting her a car - fun!

This week miss Leanne is our hostess-with-the-mostess and she's looking for projects with NO STAMPING! With all the dies that are out there right now including sentiment and word dies, this challenge is FUN! Show us what ya got!

For my card, I dug out my Reverse Confetti goodies and got to work:

My "for you" is cut out with fun foam for a bit of dimension and I added some gum drops from Your Next Stamp for some extra jazz...hope you like it!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 CC challenge blog HERE to check out what the other chicks have for you and to welcome our newest Guest Designers to the henhouse! Cheers!