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 you...you 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:

4 CC #255 - CLEAN AND SIMPLE

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

4 CC #254 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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:

SUMMER FUN!


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 done...life 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!! LOL....now 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!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Anything Goes at The Pink Elephant!


Happy Monday!! We've got a heat wave happening here in central Alberta, CANADA for the past week or so with temps in the 30C+ range so I've been spending a lot of time in my cool basement crocheting and napping. The competitive swim club our daughter belongs to runs a food booth at our local Ponoka Stampede and it's a week long rodeo (we are on Day 5). We manage the only food booth on the infield (the rest are out on the midway) and it's been a very hot, busy week!! So...the basement is my haven at the moment LOL...

This week over at The Pink Elephant, it's the last Monday of the month so that means Anything Goes! YIPEEE!! We all love those ones - we can be free with whatever we want to make! Whoop! Whoop! I decided to dig out my brand new Your Next Stamp "coffee" die from their latest release and a Bugaboo image and got to work :)


I hope you get some time to sit in a nice cool craft room with your favorite bevvie and come play along with us - anything goes is a great challenge - easy peesy!! Show us what ya got! Cheers!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

4 CC #252 {Feelin' Patriotic!}

 

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday everyone! Today kicks off our hometown's week-long annual Ponoka Stampede and it's a very hectic, crazy but FUN week for Kim and I along with her competitive swim club. We run the infield food booth for all the contestants, their families and rodeo workers/volunteers so we are hoppin' from 7:30 a.m. til 9:30 p.m. all week long. Kim and I get breakfast shift again this year (her first time) and it's so fun! I will try to post some pics if I get a chance to snap a few ;) This year's entertainment headliners are Josh Turner and Sawyer Brown - can't wait!

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, it's my turn to play challenge hostess and with Canada Day and Independence Day right around the corner, I'd like to see how you interpret this theme:

4 CC #252 - PATRIOTIC

For my card, I decided to use the colors of the Canada Flag - and embossed "celebrate" with white embossing powder along the side panel. I love how the stars turned out :)



Be sure to check out what our wonderful Guest Designers Margo and Amy have for you along with the rest of the Chicks :) Thank you so much to you two girls for being our Guest Designers for the month of June - we really appreciate it and your creations were so exciting to see each week! Cheers!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Name That Tune at Top Tip Tuesday!

 

Welcome back to my blog :) For the next 2 weeks, the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday is "NAME THAT TUNE - SONG INSPIRED." I have had this gorgeous Lacy Sunshine girl in my stash for quite some time and although she's not a blonde girl...she still reminds me of the movie Frozen.


Sponsor and Prize
 
 
 
And an awesome prize of 




Please be sure to check out the TTT challenge blog HERE. Elaine has an awesome mini album tutorial for you and the "song inspired" inspiration is amazing! Happy crafting!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

tpe #304 {sketch challenge}



Welcome back to my blog everyone! This week at The Pink Elephant, miss Ella is throwing us a SKETCH challenge...check it out:


 I am gearing up for our annual Ponoka Stampede in town (our daughter's swim club runs the infield food booth all week) and so I got busy and put together some quick and easy layouts last week. This image is a pre-colored Kenny K image that I found at our local scrapbook store! Very cool - makes it so much easier to "whip up" a card in no time...the sketch made it even easier!


 I made my card a 5.25 x 5.25" card to allow for the image size. I hope you find some time to come play along with us - come see what the rest of Ella's girls have created using this week's sketch. Click HERE. Happy crafting!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

You're Moovalous!

 
Happy Monday :)
Today is "Feature Day" at Your Next Stamp! On the 22nd of every month, they share fabulous projects by the YNS DT featuring YNS stamps and dies plus…there is an added bonus! One lucky commenter on the YNS blog wins a stamp set of their choice! Whoop, whoop!! 


The theme this month for Feature Day is "Critters of YNS" The very first set I bought from YNS was "The Funny Farm Crew" along with their dies to match and the hilarious sentiments "Greetings from the Funny Farm" so that's what I decided to use for my card:
Funny Farm Crew                Funny Farm Sentiments





Let’s celebrate with a SALE! Visit the YNS Store and use this special discount code YNSJuneFD to stock up on your must have YNS goodies!
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I have had SO MUCH fun being a guest designer for this amazing company this month - playing along side such amazingly talented ladies! Thank you Karen for the awesome opportunity to create with and promote your incredible stamps :) 

Be sure to hop on over to the YNS blog and check out all the incredible "CRITTER" projects the DT has created for you - and don't forget to comment! Cheers!!
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