Thursday, March 26, 2015

4 CC #239 {I Suffer From CRS....}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone!

It is my week to host the challenge and I chose HUMOR as our theme this week....when I was surfing through all the Bugaboo Stamps a while back, I came across this GUS stamp and OMGOSH I almost pee'd myself laughing - cuz that's ME! I suffer from this too lol....

4 CC #239 {HUMOR}

I cannot WAIT to give this card to my Dad or someone with a funny bone - I love Gus....he cracks me up! Thanks for popping in today - be sure to hop on over to the 4 CC challenge blog to see what the rest of the Chicks are up to. We'd love to have you come play in the hen house this week -click HERE! Cheers!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

4 CC #238 {Photo Inspiration}


Welcome back to another challenge from miss Tamie over at 4 Crafty Chicks. This is our jump-off inspiration picture - I think this kitty is so stinkin' cute....and well, Tamie is our cat-lover of the group so this is no surprise she gave us this awesome, adorable, colorful starting point:

I struggled which way to go with this I just use the colors? Do I just use the kitty? Do I do I tried real hard to incorporate both. Here's my take on it:

I wanted to keep it fairly CAS and I really, really wanted to dig out some felt and use that. I love how it cuts in the dies - like BUTTAH!!! So fun to work with. Thanks for the awesome challenge, Tamie! The kitty is from Paper Smooches, the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti, the felt is from MFT....

Come on over and share your card, scrapbook layout or 3D item with us. Click HERE. Happy crafting!

Monday, March 16, 2015

TPE #290 {Color Challenge!}

This week, over at The Pink Elephant, we have a COLOR challenge:

"Pinch Me"
(Use the color GREEN)

For my card, I colored up this adorable coffee AVA from Bugaboo Stamps! Isn't she just darling?! I love this image so much....I totally love that the coffee mug is bigger than her :) My kinda

I hope that you are able to come and play along this week - we'd love to have you! On that note, this will be my last week of creating with The Pink Elephant until mid-May or so .... I am working doing income tax returns and the season is cranking up into high gear (CRAZY MODE) and I am just so limited on free time right now until the end April. I will be back though, don't you worry!!! :) Hop on over to TPE blog and leave some lovin' for the rest of Ella's girls....CHEERS!!

Merry Monday #150 {Gifts}

Hello there Merry Monday fans!! Sorry that this post is late - I was away all weekend at a huge volleyball tournament in Edmonton with our daughter (Kim) and then she had to ref a tournament all afternoon Sunday so we got home VERY late last night! On the bright side of things, I got to spend yesterday afternoon with my wonderful friend, and fellow Chick, Tamie, as it was her daughters vball tourney that Kim was ref'ing for :) It was a great afternoon xoxoxo

This week, at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, miss Karren is our challenge hostess and here is what she's looking for:


I received this cute die in a coffee blog hop a few months back and I decided to use it for this challenge:

Come on over and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you this week, you will NOT be disappointed! Be sure to link up your card so that we can come visit you as well! Happy crafting!  I just wanted to let you all know that I will be taking a crafty hiatus from creating cards here at Merry Monday until about mid-May....I am working for an accounting firm in town preparing income tax returns and the season is cranking up into high gear...thus, leaving me very little time (or mental brain power) to create. I will still be doing the posts etc. but not creating - I will be back, don't you worry!!! See ya soon! xoxoxo

Thursday, March 12, 2015

4 CC #237 {Cabin Fever}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! Well, I am not sure about you guys, but I think the theme for this week couldn't come at a better time...miss Tina is our hostess and she is throwing the task out there to create something related to CABIN FEVER. By now, everyone's probably really wanting Spring to come and bring with it the warm temps, green grass and fresh air! This challenge was perfect!

I colored up my Deacon from Bugaboo Stamps and was picturing him out on a gorgeous Spring day, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine, the sweet chirping of birds and a warm, gentle breeze.....ahhhh...sounds blissful doesn't it?!? The sentiment is from a Kraftin' Kimmie set.

Truth be told, I love Winter's my "hunker-down and slow down" time of year. I get a lot of other crafty projects done too (crochet, cross stitch etc.) But, I really do love a warm, Spring day - so this was an easy challenge for me!

Let's see what you come up with - click HERE to link up your project!! Happy crafting!

Monday, March 9, 2015

TPE #289 {Shaped Cards}


Welcome back to my blog....this week over at The Pink Elephant, Ella is looking for some "shaped cards." I decided to get out some dies that I haven't used in a long time and get creative :) This cutie from Bugaboo Stamps reminds me of my niece, Reagan, and it just so happens that she plays soccer too! Can't wait to send this to her and ask her if she's getting excited for soccer

The temperatures here in central Alberta are turning gorgeous - into the double digits for the rest of the week! Wow...our snow will be gone before you know it - water will be running everywhere and alas, the MUD comes...UGH. Oh well - the warm temps mean windows open, fresh air, walks/runs can commence without ICE lol....looking forward to it...I really wish my office at work had a window, but that's ok - I can go out and walk around town on my lunch break!! Exciting! :)

If you get some time please hop on over to the DT blog and see what the rest of Ella's girls have created for you this week - this is one talented design team and you will NOT want to miss what they've created for you! CHEERS!!

Merry Monday #149 {Monochromatic Blues}


Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, it is Debbie's turn to send out the inspirational challenge and she's calling for cards made in MONOCHROMATIC BLUES....

A while back, I picked up the Christmas edition of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and it had a free ornament die inside! I was excited to get to work and use it for this challenge - it was perfect!

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink....

Thanks for stopping in - be sure to check with the rest of the Merry Makers to see what they have in store for you...their creations this week are UH-MAZING!!!! Click HERE.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

4 CC #236 {I Get a Kick Out of You!}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone. Today we welcome Helen to the henhouse as our March Guest Designer! Welcome,  Helen!!!

The challenge this week is being brought to you by Leanne and she is wanting to see GREEN on your cards, scrapbook pages or 3D projects...

4 CC #236 {Green}

This little cutie is one from Sassy Cheryl's called "The Game is in The Player" and the sentiment is from a Cheryl Grant set for Kraftin Kimmie called "You've Got Game!" They went perfectly together....don'tchya think?!? My nephew plays soccer so I cannot wait to send this one to him! 

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to come on over to the 4 CC Challenge blog and see what the other Chicks are up to this week. Leave them some blog love and we'll be around to leave you some when you link up your project too! Happy crafting!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

TPE #288 {Girly Girl!}

Welcome back to my blog :) It's THEME week over at The Pink Elephant and this week, we're going "GIRLY GIRL!" Lots of room for creativity there with that theme...I had fun coloring up this cutie from Kraftin' Kimmie:

Added some big polka dots on the front panel, a pretty pink heart, some pearls and lots of PINK ;)

Be sure to come on over to the Challenge Blog to see what Ella's girls have created for you - the crafty awesomeness is gonna blow you away! Link up your "girly girl" project for us as well - we'd love to have you come play with us! Cheers

Merry Monday #148 {Red & Green!}

Life has been very hectic and busy for me the past couple weeks with starting back to work after being at home for 18+ years (minus a few in there when I was an EA and Playschool teacher at our country school), volleyball with Kim, swimming with Kim, Grad stuff for Calvin, and then just everyday life stuff on top! LOL...and I can honestly say I am super dooper tired and exhausted but liking it at the same time :) So, that's a good sign...preparing tax returns has proven to be an extreme learning curve for me but I am starting to settle into it and enjoy it! Yay!

OK...onto this week's challenge from miss Deanne over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!


I knew right away when I was coloring up images a few months ago to get ahead of the game, that this image from Kraftin' Kimmie was perfect for Deanne's challenge of RED and GREEN:

Are you wanting to be ready with Christmas cards when the holidays come? Always scrambling at the last minute to get cards done? Well...what are you waiting for? Come join us each week and be ahead of the game :) Click HERE for more info! Cheers....

Thursday, February 26, 2015

4 CC #235 {You Make Life Wonderful}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday crafty PEEPS!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Danielle for hanging with us in the hen house this month!  It's been such a pleasure having you and your amazing designs with us all month, Danielle! Good luck with everything and please don't be a stranger! HUGS!

It is my turn to play challenge hostess this week and I've concocted this sketch for y'all to play with:

4 CC #235 {Sketch}

You can flip it, rotate it, etc as long as we can see the general layout of the sketch above. Here's my card, sticking very true to the sketch:

Stamps: Simply Fabulous Sayings (MFT)
Ink: Momento Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP
Accessories: double scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), foam dots, pearls

I would love it if you could come play along with my sketch! I love seeing new ideas and products with each challenge - there's so much wonderful talent out there! Click HERE to see what the rest of the CHICKS are up to and what they created for your crafty pleasure! Cheers!

Monday, February 23, 2015

TPE #287 {Anything Goes!}


WAHOOOO! Last Monday of the know what that means for us at The Pink Elephant, right?!? Yep, you got it ....

TPE #287 {Anything Goes}

This is another card I made last month for my son's birthday (he turned 18 and was an all-star football player) so I couldn't resist coloring up this cutie to give him. These are the Broncs colors!

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps, Paper Smooches (Sentiment Sampler)
Ink: Momento Black
Paper: X-Press It, Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green, DSP
Accessories: Copic Markers, grass die, gum drops, Lil' Inker stitched rectangle die, foam dots

Do you have some time to come get crafty with us? Ella and the girls would LOVE to have you :) Click HERE for more info and to link up your project! Happy crafting!

Merry Monday #147 {Stars!}

Oh my goodness! I am just giddy about today's post from Merry Monday!! Why, you ask?!? Cuz the challenge this week (brought to you by Bonnie) is one of my favorite things!!! STARS!

Merry Monday #147 {Use Stars!}

Isn't that inspiration pic just GORGEOUS!?!?

I have seen so many cards with wreaths made out of the Martha Stewart leaf punch and I was thinking...."why not try it with STARS?" Worked out pretty good! My spacing is a bit off by the time I got around to the start again, but I don't really think you can tell ;) lol...Next time, I will draw out a circle as a template and follow that but for my first crack at it, I think it turned out awesome!

Thanks for stopping in today - come on over to the MM Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for your crafty inspiration using stars....I am just in heaven! LOL...

Stay tuned for my post from THE PINK ELEPHANT ;) Cheers!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

4 CC #234 {Things With Wings...}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! This week the challenge is being brought to you by Tamie and she is looking for "things with wings." This can be open to your interpretation...birds, fairies, planes, insects name it - if it has wings, you can use it! ;)

4 CC #234 {Things With Wings}

For my card, I am using this adorable fairy from Bugaboo Stamps....I love her pet ladybug - too cute! I added some washi tape to the black background layer for some added effect. I don't use that stuff enough, so decided to dig it out....the sentiment is from Sweet Stamp Shop.

I hope you get some time to hang out in your craft cave and get crafty with us Chicks! We are excited to see your Things With Wings up HERE! Cheers!

Monday, February 16, 2015

TPE #286 {Happy Birthday!}


The THEME this week over at The Pink Elephant is "BIRTHDAY" as Ella and The Pink Elephant are celebrating their 6th birthday this month!! The winner of our challenge will get to be our Guest Designer for the month of March!! Whooop!

I wanted to share this very special card that I made for a very special girl in my life....


January 25th was a very special wonderful niece, Bailey, turned 9!! Wow...where oh where is time going and why so fast?!? I remember traveling the highways between our house and Edmonton every other day when she was first born (she was in ICU for a week or so) to see her and be there for Jackie and Nat until she was able to go home. That seems like only yesterday and POOF! it's 9 years later O.O Crazy! This is the card I made for sweet Bailey....she LOVED it! 

I hope you get some time to come and get crafty with us girls over at The Pink Elephant! I love seeing all kinds of different birthday cards - they are, after all, the most popular cards I make! Happy crafting!