Use Your Stuff-Quote Challenge

It’s Lynne’s turn to host this week at Use Your Stuff and she has picked a great quote to inspire you!


Growing old is Mandatory, Growing up is optional~  it speaks to the little kid in all of us.

I decided to go with an ATC for this challenge as I’m just on a kick doing them right now. I printed off this cute little image from the internet.  I did the background using a bookpage distressed with some Tim Holtz ink  and then added a bit of ribbon and twine and a fun happy brad to set it all off.



I hope you like it and stop by the blog to see the great DT inspiration this week and to play along with us!.

Bring on the Heat!

Hello all!  Happy Easter!  We had a big dinner at my house yesterday so today is a scrappy day for me!  Woohooo!

Our challenge at Red Carpet Studios is up this week.  Our theme movie:  The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

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For this challenge, you can interpret heat any way you wish, could be heat embossing, summer fun (when it’s nice and warm), the warm colors of fire,  show us how it speaks to you!

I decided for this challenge to pull out my heat embossing tool.  It seems like awhile since I’ve used it.  I inked a panel with some Tim Holtz distress ink in Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  I then used versamark to put on the stamped flower design and heat embossed it.  I then added the ribbon, flowers and sentiment (Stampin Up) to the panel. The leaves I cut out of some scraps of green cardstock using a sizzix die that I have.  The little orange bead Imade by melting down some pony beads in the oven (as I’m just too cheap to pay for the dots full price) I think it turned out rather well with some lovely colors and nice textures.



We can’t wait to see what you come up with so please play along with us!  We also have aother wonderful sponsor this week for our challenge.  An added bonus to be sure!


Oh Snap

Hello all!  It’s my turn to host the challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and of course I chose At the Movies!  We all know how much of a movie fan I am!

The challenge is to create a project using a film for inspiration…it could be the theme, an actor, a line from the movie, the title, so many possibilities.

Although I’ve not yet seen it, I used the Veronica Mars movie as inspiration for using my DP.  Film and cameras!  I used the Oh Snap Echo Park paper that I won last year.

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I hope you enjoy the layout (been awhile hasn’t it!) and be sure to stop by the blog and see the other great projects from the DT and to play along.

Hopping down the Bunny Trail

Hello!  It’s almost that time can you believe it??? Easter will soon be here.  I need to start thinking of what the Easter bunny is going to bring my little guy :)

Our challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week is inspired by the film HOP



The theme, is Easter.  What does it make you think of?  Chocolate, cute chicks and bunnies? Eggs or just pretty pastel colors. Whatever it is, we want to see it.  Besides some great DT inspiration for you this week, we have a wonderful sponsor for this week’s challenge so you definitely want to check out the blog for this one!

Here’s my card for this week.  I really loved this House Mouse image that I’ve had for awhile.  It was nice to pick up my Copics again for some fun coloring and I’m just thrilled with the Taylored Expression Dies…love em!



I hope you like it and please come play with us!


Snow.  We still have it and want it to go away!  We are hopefully **fingers crossed** going to have some better weather here this weekend.

Our challenge at Creative Corner Challenge this week is April Showers bring May Flowers.  We would like to see projects with flowers, water, rain, anything along those lines.

I have been creating a lot of ATC’s lately for some Swap-bot challenges.  So I decided to do one that would work with our challenge this week as well.





To create this ATC I used a book page that was sent to me in a swap.  I inked it with some distress ink and then stamped the flower (Stampin Up) over top.  I added a sticker that I had in my stash and washed it all down with some Modge Podge.  I then added a little bit of twine to finish it off.  I hope you like it.

Be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us.

Wishing for Spring

It’s snowing here.  Again.  Still.  **sigh**

I am so tired of winter and am just praying that spring comes soon.  I had that in mind when I created my card for this week’s challenge at Use Your Stuff.  The challenge is die cuts.  Everyone has them and there are so many ways to use them!

I decided to use my butterfly die from stampin up.  It’s really cute and so versatile.  I’ve had this DP for a long time…not sure who it is by but I just love those flowers.



I had a little piece of a doily left over from another project that I wanted to add to this as well.  A bit of bling and some colored twine and you have a bit of spring :)  The hello sentiment is also from Stampin Up.

Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the amazing! projects the girls have for you this week.


Vacation Paradise

Happy Sunday everyone!  Another snowy day here in Calgary.  Yes, you read right.  Snow.. already spring and it is still snowing..  Ugh!  I will be so glad when spring will actually make an appearance.

In honor of the nice weather that is supposed to be here we have a new challenge for you at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Using the awesome movie (and my #2 favorite) Beaches….


Spring having sprung, vacations being planned, & relaxing times on the horizon, create a project inspired by a beach.  Do you have vacation pictures that need scrapped?  Are you partial to beach colors?  We can’t see how you are inspired!

As many of you know, we regularly hit Cuba each year for our family vacation.  I decided to do a layout with that in mind.  On cold yukky days like this, I go back to those warm tropical breezes, the ocean and gorgeous beaches  that I love so much.



I used an old cloud 9 set that I’ve had for a very very long time.  LOL.  It had co-ordinating embellishments which were perfect for this layout.  I hope you will stop by the blog and check out the great beach inspiration from the DT and play along with us.