Saturday, December 31, 2016

Super Mum ...sharing some exciting news!


Welcome back to my blog - I am so excited to share this post with you as it is a new year and I am excited to announce I have the honor of being on a brand new challenge blog DT! 

A Perfect Time to Craft is a monthly "Anything Goes" challenge that is to help promote various artists and their amazing images! You can read all about it and the details HERE!

My Stitch Back in Twine is our first monthly sponsor for January and you can come check out all of Kristyn's super cute images HERE....

 I chose to use this super cute image called "Super Mum" and I just *had* to color her up in Christmas colors because let's face it - all Moms are SUPER MOMS when it comes to the holidays! Am I right?! I am so right..... 

I colored her with my Copic Markers, die cut her out with a fancy labels die from Craftin' Desert Divas and added some snowflakes and pearls....

Thank you again, Kristyn, for being our very first sponsor and letting me use your awesome image! Be sure to hop on over to the A Perfect Time to Craft blog and link up your "Anything Goes" project for a chance at some awesome images! Happy crafting!

{I Believe!}

Happy New Year's Eve everyone ... I have had a fantastic week of celebrating, visiting, eating great food, snow blowing, crafting and relaxing - how about you? Now, we get to celebrate all over again tonight, hahaha! I am at my Dad's visiting with him and my sister, brother-in-law and nieces and nephew - since Dad had a hip replacement December 22 and wanted to be at home, recovering from surgery during Christmas....he's doing FANTASTIC!

On a more serious note, please, if you are out and about celebrating and ringing in the new year, do NOT drink and drive. Be safe, be smart and most of all HAVE FUN!

Alright - onto the business at hand - I am here to show you another card made with the amazing stamps from The Project Bin:

This was made with the fun set called Maybe Christmas:

Maybe Christmas_with watermark and outline

With a little bit of patterned paper, an embossing folder and some foam squares, you can make a very pretty, yet simple card in no time at all! I pierced around the sentiment oval just to give it a bit more definition but other than than, this card took very little time to create, yet packs a great deal of creative punch! 

Thanks again for stopping in and seeing what I have been up to in the craft room! Now off you go and get celebrating a new year - ring it in with family and friends and be safe! CHEERS!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

4 CC #331 {Anything Goes/Crazy Egg}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! 

This month, there are 5 Thursdays, so that means we always have our Crazy Egg Challenge...and I am the hostess! 

Our theme for the Crazy Egg is always ANYTHING GOES so the possibilities are endless....


This cute little note card is part of a Stampin' Up! kit I did a few months back....they are so fun!

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

Please hop on over to the HEN HOUSE and see what the other wonderful Chicks have created for you! We'd love to see the gallery chalk full of beautiful projects! Happy crafting and please remember to play safe this weekend as you ring in a new year! CHEERS!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Denise's *Happy Birthday* blog hop + stamp giveaway!

Hi friends! Today The Project Bin's design team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, owner and designer of The Project Bin stamps! In honor of Denise's birthday, her design team is hosting a blog hop to showcase her wonderful stamps.

If you just stumbled upon the hop, you'll want to start at the beginning with Angela's amazing blog HERE and finish with The Project Bin blog HERE, where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday! 
For the full blog hop line up, see the list below. 

And since it's a celebration, we have party gifts! For one lucky winner, a prize package including a brand new The Project Bin stamp set is on one of the stops on the hop!

If you haven't seen the stamps at The Project Bin, there is truly something for everyone! Whether it's sweet and inspiring, or whimsical and fun, The Project Bin has it all - perfect for all your card making needs. In order to win the blog candy giveaway, make sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment. Then, head over to the TPB blog and send Denise some birthday love! 

For my card today, I've used the 
Born Yesterday stamp set 

Born Yesterday w watermark and outline

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DENISE!! I hope you have a fantastic day! It just so happens to be our daughter's 18th birthday tomorrow as well - will be fun to celebrate!! xoxoxo

Next up, head on over to Nancy's blog and see her TPB card. Here is the full hop order:
Cheryl Walker
 Chrisi Rogers

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today ~ be sure to stop by TPB blog and wish Denise a very Happy Birthday!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Monday #228

Happy Boxing Day everyone!! 

This week over at Merry Monday, we have a bit of a special treat for you! We would LOVE to see your favorite Christmas card that you created for our challenge this year! Here are the details:

The gallery is going to be bursting at the seams with such GORGEOUS Christmas cards - we are all so excited to see what is YOUR favorite! Click HERE to link up...We will return January 2nd for a brand new year and challenge! CHEERS!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

{Merry Christmas!}

Happy Saturday! Well, it's Christmas Eve....are you READY?! I am :) I am excited for tomorrow - both of my kids will be here and we are also having friends over for ham and turkey dinner! 

This year is kind of a bitter sweet one - my youngest turns 18 on Dec 29th and I am feeling some mixed emotions this year - both kids are now adults and the whole dynamics of Christmas will change. Yes, I know - you are only as old as you feel (and act LOL) and I will continue to try to make it special for my kids and keep them "young at heart" ;) I will always cherish Christmas memories that I had growing up with my family - my parents ALWAYS made it a very special and magical time for all of us girls (there were 4 of us!) Anyhow....tomorrow is going to be special and I'm excited to have everyone around the tree and table, sharing it with some special friends xoxoxoox

OK....onto the reason you are here *wink* - I have made a card using the cute stamp set Maybe Christmas from The Project Bin:

Maybe Christmas_with watermark and outline

I die cut some ornaments out of my front layer and added some striped designer paper behind the popped up layer....the sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black to give it a crisp, bold look. Added some pearls and string lines and all done! Here's a close up:

I love the crisp, bold sentiments in this set - so versatile and such WOW factor! Makes creating CAS cards even more fun! 

Thanks for stopping in - I know it's a very busy off you go to enjoy your family, friends, good food and cheer! Merry Christmas! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

4 CC #330 {New Year's Resolution}

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it is my turn to bring you the challenge for the next week. I am wanting to see projects related to a NEW YEARS RESOLUTION you may have!


These cards were created at our group craft night using the MFT Quilt die and some scraps of pattern's a close up:

I have never quilted anything and my youngest sister dabbles in it and loves it. We were at a craft show together in September and we both bought a simple quilting kit - that she promised to help me long as we did it TOGETHER! 

She doesn't get to craft as much as I do and we do not get to do a lot of crafty things together, so we are making it a promise to each other to do it! Here is the same card but with a cobbler base:

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Cards and More - Christmas 

Please be sure to hop on over to the Hen House and check out what the rest of the Chicks have created for you. We would love to see what crafty projects you come up with relating to YOUR new years resolution! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Gnomeo

Happy Wednesday everyone! Lori here from Caffeinated Creativity and I am bringing you today's CDD Daily Post....I am featuring a super sweet digi called Winter Gnomeo.  

I printed this cutie out and colored him with my Copics and fussy-cut him out and set him aside until I got my little scene created with some various dies, which I will list below, and I stamped the "merry & bright" sentiment from our wonderful Santa's Helpers stamp set, and then added some sequins to finish it's a close up:

CDD Products used on my card:

Thank you so much for stopping in today! 

Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours in the upcoming new year! Happy crafting!

Paper Sweeties - 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Blog Hop!

 It's time for 25 Days of Christmas over at Paper Sweeties!  All month long Paper Sweeties is celebrating with a month-long holiday blog hop and a different special every day to save in the shop!  Debbie asked me to join them as a Guest Designer and today is my day to share a project and here is what I've created:

The inspiration challenge helped me choose my colors for my card:


I stamped miss Abigail, colored her hair and skin, used the sweet cuts to cut her out - and then stamped her clothes onto some yummy plaid pattern paper and fussy cut it out. Stamped my tree, presents and cut them out with their sweet cuts as well. Decorated the tree with some popcorn strings, and sparkly baubles - popped everything up and WALAAA! Pure cuteness!! 

Here's a list of the products I used from Paper Sweeties:

Abigail stamp set 
Naughty or Nice stamp set
Merry and Bright stamp set
Merry and Bright Sweet Cuts

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Paper Sweeties - December Inspiration
Crafting by Designs - Any Holiday
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Cards and More - Christmas

Thank you again, Debbie, for having me as a Guest hopper in your amazing month of Christmas over at Paper Sweeties! I had so much fun! Be sure to come on over and link up your project and take advantage of the deals and discounts at the shop! Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Digi Choosday Week #51 {Anything Goes}

It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday and this means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours. Each week, it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge with an optional "twist" and this week, it is "Anything Goes."

 For my card this week, I printed the pre-colored images from the Baked With Love - Gingerbread digi collection and fussy cut it out, popped it up.  I kept it very CAS as these 2 cuties have enough WOW factor to melt anyone's hearts!! Here's a close up:

The Polkadoodles downloads are easy, fun and extremely versatile! You literally get hundreds of images, embellies, papers, sentiments etc that you can make OODLES of projects with! Come check them out and play along with us this week! There are many collections to choose from and just for you today you can grab the discount code here.

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

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas

 I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog

Don't forget to check out what my super-talented teammies have created just for you with their amazing DT projects....

Why not join our Polkadoodles groups on Facebook to keep up with all the news and releases?

Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Monday #227 {Holiday Cheer}

Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week will be our last challenge over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge until the new year. It gives our DT girls a chance to relax and enjoy the holidays with family and friends and focus on the holidays!

It is miss Nina's turn to play hostess this week and she's looking for cards with a bit of "holiday cheer" expressed on them - here's her inspiration photo:

My card came from some inspiration with this card from Ann Schach over at The Stampin' Schach  

All supplies: Stampin' Up!

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

Crafting When we Can - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - Use Red
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Be sure to link up your HOLIDAY CHEER card over at the Merry Monday Christmas blog and check out what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you! Merry Christmas and we'll return in 2017! CHEERS!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

{Christmas Blessings}

Happy Saturday everyone!

We are in the midst of another cold snap here in central Alberta -32C overnight and then around -27C daytime. Brrrr....I think we have some reprieve coming next week (let's hope they are right!)

How are your Christmas preparations coming along? I think I just have some baking to do and I will finish trimming the tree today or tomorrow...and there's always those last minute shopping trips a few days before, right?! lol....

Today I am showcasing another pretty card made using stamps from The Project Bin

I used the gorgeous set called Luke 2 for my card:


I started with the pretty sentiment stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and then cut it out with the wonky stitched rectangle die from Craftin' Desert Divas to frame it. The papers are from Doodlebug and I added a pretty ribbon, snowflake, twine and pearls to finish it off....

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Christmas cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Christmas cards
CRAFT - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas

Thank you so much for popping in today! I am off to turn on some Christmas music, grab a fresh coffee and start some baking....cheers!!