Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gardening Fun at As You Like It

The challenge at As You Like It for the next 2 weeks is "Your Favorite Layout" and need to let us know why you like the one you use most....Here is a bit about our sponsor for this challenge:

The sponsor of this challenge is

Sweet and Sassy Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I have a couple "go-to" layouts that I use but I really love this one where it's VERY clean and simple with the main image panel as the main focal point. I decided to use black card stock and no designer paper so that I would get the POP of black coming out from her glasses. I feel that the image is what your eyes go to first and it is a WOW factor statement that is achieved....

This funny gardening girl is from Doctor Digi House of Stamps and they are SO FUN to color up!! Be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog and show us YOUR style. Check out all the amazing work by my super-talented teammies while you are there - they blew this one out of the water!! CHEERS!

4 CC #261 Funky Hair

Happy Thursday everyone :)

Can you believe that school starts on Monday for our area?! No, I can't either - and it's a bit weird this year ... I only have one going back. Kim is in her 11th year and it's a full one. Summer holidays sure seem to fly by blink and they are over. Maybe I will still get to the lake on a nice warm afternoon and stick my feet in the water and read a book....that would be sweet :)

It is my turn to be challenge hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. I decided to go a bit "FUNKY" and throw out the following challenge:

4 CC #261 Unusually Colored Hair

For my card, I colored up an image from Lacy Sunshine and made it using bright designer papers and gumdrops....for my SK8R letters, I used the Cute Alpha Set and Cute Alpha set Die from Your Next Stamp:

Come on over to the challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the girls have got for you to drool over - there are some pretty funky cards :) Cheers!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Merry Monday #169

For the next 2 weeks over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog, miss Debbie is hosting the "color" challenge:

It's the middle of August - do you have some Christmas cards stashed away yet?! NO? Well, now is better than never to get started on them....

You might have seen this cutie patootie penguin on a pre-colored digi card I made a while ago. I decided to print him out in black and color him with copics. I just love this image - it's so FUN!! :) 

Come on over and check out the blog - so much inspiration for you and no better time than now to get a jump start on those will help eliminate that rushed feeling near the holidays! Cheers!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Eureka!! AYLI #60

Welcome back to my blog :) The challenge for the next 2 weeks over at As You Like It is "favorite embellishments" - any guesses to what mine are?!? :)

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.

You probably have it figured out by now - yes, my favorite embellies are adhesive pearls or gumdrops...anyone who knows my crafting style knows I love to put them on just about everything LOL...they are fun, add texture and come in various sizes - they also have sparkle, some have patterns etc. etc. 

Thanks so much for stopping in again - be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the super talented DT has made for you - such a variety of embellishments!! Cheers!

4 cc #259 {nautical}


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

4 CC #259 {Nautical}

For our challenge this week, Tina is looking for anything NAUTICAL! I don't have a lot of nautical stamps in my stash, so I decided to do the colors of the popular theme and used a Paper Smooches sentiment:

I am loving the CAS design of this card and it took me less than 10 mins from start to finish :) Gotta luv that! Please click HERE to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you ... then link up YOUR nautical creation for us so we can come visit YOU! Happy crafting!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

yns - birthday hop and release!

Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Birthday Blog Hop and Release!!

I am so tickled to be able to share in this celebration with you all! Thanks to Karen and Thanh for inviting me back to party with all the wonderfully talented DT and help celebrate Your Next Stamp's 6th Birthday!! Woot! Woot! The new products coming out this month are gonna knock your socks off! SOOOO CUTE!

I was so lucky to be able to use this sweet, super versatile set called Coco - Sweet Treats and some of the new gumdrops that are being released TODAY!! Check it out:

This set has Coco, a gumball machine, and the cute candy dish I showcased yesterday along with some awesome sentiments, and candy/bubblegum ball stamps!! TOO CUTE!! :)

There are many, many prizes and discounts/free stamps to be had this month - be sure to complete the blog hop (see links below) for your chance at (1) of 3 $50.00 gift certificates to the YNS Store!! Here are some discounts available for your shopping pleasure as well - be sure to use your online code at checkout:

Would you like a FREE stamp set as well?!? Check out the details:

Friday, August 7, 2015

your next stamp - sneaky peek!!


Hello everyone!! Thanks for poppin' in to my blog today! I have some exciting news for y' is SNEAK PEEK day over at Your Next Stamp! Yep, the girls asked me back for their awesome BIRTHDAY BASH RELEASE HOP and today I am giving you a little peek at one of the sets called Coco - Sweet Treats! Yes, you heard that right - YNS is having a birthday party as they turn 6 this month! :)


Isn't this just the SWEETEST candy jar?! Lovin' all the sentiments that come with it as well - you will see more tomorrow when the release hop is live! Be sure to head over to the YNS blog now and see what other sneaky peeks the rest of the DT have created for you....and, set those alarms and be sure to join us tomorrow for the 6th Birthday Bash Release Blog Hop as there are oodles of prizes and sales to be had! You do NOT want to miss it! See ya then ;)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

4 cc #258 {back to school}

Welcome to 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

Miss Leanne is our hostess-with-the-mostess this week and her theme is:


Wowzers! I can't believe that school starts in less than a month .... where oh where did summer go?! Seems to go by faster and faster each year.  It will be strange only having one going back to school as Calvin is all done and graduated...just Kim and she starts Grade 11 - CRAY-----ZEEEEEE!!!

We have 2 new Guest Designers this month over in the hen house - please be sure to welcome Taunya from Daisies Girl and Lisa from Don't Run With Scissors!! Welcome, ladies!!

For my card this week, I decided to light up Mr. Light Bulb from the YNS set called Perfect Chemistry and make a pretty CAS card:

Come on over to the 4 CC Challenge blog HERE and see what the other girls have for you - they have some pretty amazing projects this week! Cheers!

Monday, August 3, 2015

pastel "joy" at merry monday


Happy Monday!! Today is the last day of my mini vacay away with my bestie, Leanne. We attended the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose and all I can say is woweeee...what a weekend! The line up was absolutely amazing: Reba, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and many, many more! :) Always a great girls weekend! Thanks again, girl xoxoxox

For the next 2 weeks over at Merry Monday, the challenge is being brought to you all by our wonderful Deanne and she's wanting to see some gorgeous PASTELS....

For my card, I colored up this cutie snowman from Sassy Cheryl's....hope you enjoy it:

Be sure to come check out what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you and link up your Christmas card with pastels! Nothing like the present to get working on those holiday cards and save you some time later :) Happy crafting!

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!