Thursday, December 31, 2015

Anything Goes at 4 CC and AYLI


Happy New Year's Eve everyone!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas week with family and friends ... are you stuffed and sweetened up?!? It's not quite over yet - need to ring in the new year! Be safe and have a fun night! I would like to take this moment to thank Tina for being our amazing Guest Designer for the month of December - you rocked our challenges, girl - THANK YOU!!

I would also like to take this time to thank my amazing teammies - Leanne, Tina and Tamie - for another smooth, phenomenal, FUN year of crafting and running a challenge blog behind us! We are a tight-knit group of four ladies who get along amazingly well and look out for each other when times are low and we are in need of each others help. I am very honored to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies and I thank each and every one of you for all you've done for me the past year - through hard times and good times. Love ya my friends! xoxoxo Here's to 2016!!

This week, I am combining my card into 2 different design team challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #279 ANYTHING GOES
As You Like It #70 ANYTHING GOES

I accidentally came across these absolutely STINKIN' CUTE birds on someone's blog and I fell in love with them immediately!! You can find them all at Stromstad Scrapbooking! This one was made into a baby card.

Please hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog HERE and the As You Like It blog HERE and link up your creations for our Anything Goes challenges - Happy New Year everyone!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

4 CC #278 {Wedding}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday AND Christmas Eve!! :)

It is my turn to play hostess-with-the-mostess and I want to see cards or projects with a "wedding" theme:

4 CC #278 Wedding

This is another pre-colored image that I bought at my local scrapbook store a year or so ago....they are adorable, aren't they?! :)

Not sure if you will get a chance to come play with us throughout the next week with all the festivities going on and family and friends visiting etc, but if you do, hop on over to the challenge blog HERE and link up your card! Merry Christmas and happy crafting! Cheers!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Monday #185 {These boots were made for walkin....}

This week is our last challenge of 2015 over at Merry Monday Christmas Card's been such an amazing year filled with phenomenal creativity and fun with my fellow Merry Makers! We will return again January 4th, 2016 with a brand new year - so excited!!

This week, miss Nina is our challenge hostess and she's wanting to see Christmas cards with "BOOTS" on them - check it out:

I colored up this winter cutie from by Lori Designs and layered her on my new to me Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland specialty paper and added some wooden elements - also from SU! Super dooper cute :)

Come on over to the Merry Monday challenge blog and link up your "boots" card for us to leave you some love - you could be our next Guest Designer for January! Cheers! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

As You Like It #69

Welcome back to my blog :) For the next 2 weeks over at As You Like It, the challenge is Non-Traditional or Traditional Christmas Colors and here is a bit from our sponsor:

The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafty Ribbons

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite Traditional or non traditional colours for Christmas (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

I love all the bright, cheery, "funky" non-traditional colors that are out there for Christmas, but my heart is always drawn to the greens, reds, golds and silvers of a traditional Christmas - to me, they are the "original" colors! This Saturated Canary image was so fun to color up (love her sweater LOL)

Come on over to the As You Like It Challenge Blog and see what my super talented team mates have created just for you! You will be blown away! We would love it if you would play along with us too and come link up your card - happy crafting and Merry Christmas to each of you! We will see you with another challenge from AYLI on December 31st!

4 CC #277 {Snowmen}

"Frosty the Snowman...was a jolly, happy soul...."

Welcome to another challenge from 4 Crafty Chicks! Miss Tamie is our hostess this week and she's looking to see some SNOWMEN this week!!

4 CC #277 {Snowman}

As most of my friends and family know, snowmen are my MOST favorite thing about winter! I absolutely love them and my house shows it! xoxoxox

This cutie patootie snowman is from Sassy Cheryl's collection - don'tchya just love his shoes?!? :)

Please swing on by the 4 CC challenge blog HERE to see what our wonderful Guest Designer, Tina, and the rest of our Chicks have created - I am in love with all their will be too! Cheers!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Merry Monday #184 {Baking}

Welcome back to another week over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge :) This week, our hostess is ME! and I am wanting to see BAKING themed cards this week.

As I was growing up, Christmas was always a HUGE baking extravaganza! My Mom would have a big list of goodies to bake and I usually helped her and I've inherited that from her and my love of baking still is with me....and Christmas time is no exception. I have had to tame it down somewhat as the kids' tastes and dislikes have changed over the years but I still make butter tarts, whipped shortbread, gingersnaps, and jam thumbprints over the holidays! Butter tarts are done - so now onto the next on the list :)


I sure hope you can join us over at Merry Monday this week - I am excited to see all the different baking themed cards!! Happy baking and crafting!! Cheers!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

4 CC #276 {Non-Traditional Christmas Colors}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! This week, Tina is wanting to see "non-traditional" Christmas colors on our projects. This card was so fun to make at my friend, Diane's, Christmas Stamp-A-Stack in October and PERFECT for this challenge!

4 CC #276 {Non-Traditional Christmas Colors}

Be sure to hop on over to the hen house HERE and see what the other Chicks have created for you as well as our Guest Designer, Tina! Cheers!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

As You Like It #68 {Male or Female Favorites}


Welcome back to my blog :) The challenge for the next 2 weeks over at As You Like It is as follows:
This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
your Favourite for Male or Female (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafty Sentiment Designs

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online based family company owned and run by Suzette.  The images are cute, fun and make any cards and projects look amazing. Suzette and Justyna are the main artists.  All images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there are lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CDs, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more at You can also find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

I enjoy making "girlie" cards more so than I do masculine cards. Only because the girl cards are usually with pretty colors and bling, gems and embellishments etc. I do love the regal colors for male cards, but I find them more difficult....

The rest of my incredibly talented teamies have created some AMAZING cards for you to check out - click HERE to go to the As You Like It challenge blog and enter your male/female favorite! Cheers!

4 CC #275 {Winter}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

We are starting a new month and that means miss Leanne is our hostess this week and we have a brand new Guest Designer joining us in the hen house :) Welcome, Tina!!

Leanne's challenge this week is WINTER and I just knew right away that this pair were the perfect image to showcase! They are having so much

The image is a pre-colored digi from Mo Manning, and the sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays set called Snowy Sayings. I remember going out with my Dad and my sisters on our cross-country ski's all over our farm - it was so much fun. This card brings back some great winter memories for me!

Be sure to hop on over to the hen house and see what the rest of the Chicks (and Tina, our Guest Designer) have created just for you. Then, link up your WINTER creation for us to come visit you! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

MM #182 {You Make my Heart Melt}

Welcome back to my blog - so sorry for such a late Merry Monday post! Miss Kathy is our hostess this week and she's looking to see a BIRD on our Christmas cards!

 I had this duo colored up a LONG time ago, but just didn't get enough time in the craft cave to get it whipped into a card. I love my Paper Smooches images and sentiments - they are so whimsical and FUN!

Please, if you haven't already done so, hop on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created with Kathy's challenge :) Cheers!