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.


Happy Easter

Head on over to the Creative Corner Challenges blog for our new challenge this week.  We want to see texture.  I love layers of texture on cards.  I think it just really makes them..lots of touchy feely! :)  The DT has created some gorgeous cards for you to check out.

Mine is from my Stampin Up card class that I just did recently.  We made this adorable Easter card.  I have some dry embossing, as well as some glossy accents on my eggs which are popped up with foam dots,  a few little pearls.  A fun little border punch and some great layers.  All the products are Stampin Up of course.

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


The Breakfast Club…

has got to be hands down, one of my fave 80′ movies EVA!!! It rocks.  ‘Nuff said.

That is our inspiration for the new challenge at Red Carpet Studio for the next 2 weeks.



So the idea is to create a project with breakfast in mind…your favorite food perhaps?  A favorite eating place?  Pancakes gone wrong??? You decide.

For me, I was excited to finally use this new stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  LOVE IT!

What is breakfast without COFFEE right? Personally, I don’t know as I don’t drink coffee, but I really wanted to use this stamp set..LOL


All the items on this card are from Stampin Up.  Totally love this new hexagon punch.  The splatters are (I believe) from the Gorgeous Grunge set (so versatile).  I added some corrugated cardboard and a little button with twine for some texture.   It was also embossed.  (totally can’t remember the embossing folder name, sorry ;( )

So, wipe the sleep from your eyes, brew a cup, and scuttle in your slippers over to the blog to see the other great projects from the DT this week.  We can’t wait to see how you do breakfast!

4 Crafty Chicks Guest Designer

I am so excited to start my month as the guest designer for 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  It is going to be such fun and I know you are going to enjoy the challenges coming up :)

To start off, we have a color challenge for you!  Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, River Rock  (burgundy, dark green, pale green, dark brown )

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At first I thought that these colors would be hard to work with but surprisingly it was pretty easy and they really go great together!

Here is the card I made.  I got my inspiration for this card from Pinterest (which I have been spending a lot of time on lately) and I used up all the stamps in my French Foliage stamp set from Stampin Up (which is also a challenge from the Stamp It Card Challenges magazine).


I really liked how this turned out.  I added some distressing as well as some twine and a clip  for some dimension.   I decided I didn’t want to put a sentiment on this card because I wanted to either a) add the sentiment later for whatever I wanted to use the card for or b) just send it as a blank for anything card.   I hope you like it and please don’t forget to play along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  We would love to see what you do with these colors!


It’s snowing here.  A lot.  **sigh**  With all of the white stuff falling down, it’s kind of hard to think of anything but Christmas but it was nice to make a change.  Our challenge at Use Your Stuff this week, is Butterflies!

I have this really great Stampin Up die cut that I picked up but really haven’t had a chance to use yet so it was fun to break it out.


I am mailing this out to someone special so I didn’t want to add too many embellishments to it.  I just used some scraps of DP that I had on my desk and my trusty go to Stampendous stamp set for the sentiment.  I added a few pearls and a little bling as well.  I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us this week!


And here we have another card created for the Core’dinations online crop.  The theme for Clare’s challenge was to use your core’dinations cardstock to make quick and easy Christmas Cards…believe me, you can’t get quick and easier than this.  I think the whole card took me 5 mins to create.  I used the white from the Core’dinations Stacy Julian Happy Colors (this paper pack is getting quite the workout over the last few days!).



I knew I wanted to do a white on white card because I really love the look of them and what better theme than snowflakes.  I decided to brush the dust off of my Christmas embossing folders and chose this snowflake one.  I then used a sizzix snowflake die and my SU punches to set the sentiment.  I did a bit of distressing on the edges and added some pearls and bling (oh those little blings are hard to work with!) to set it off.

Make sure you stop by and play along to win some great Core’dinations packs!


entered into these challenges:

crafting by designs: anything goes

Lady Anne’s Challenges: more than 1 layer

Our Daily Bread Stamps: inspired by a song (white Christmas)

through the craftroom door: anything goes



Still Croppin’

Ok so have 2 more cards for the Core’dinations online crop.  These ones were a bit trickier for me because they were outside my comfort zone.

The first one is for Tami Mayberry’s CAS card challenge.  Wow! CAS, not quite an easy task for me.  I love to put layers and embellishments.  However, I managed to do it.

I used some more of  the Core’dinations  Stacy Julian Happy Colors stack for the punched border and the green one is from (I believe the Core Essentials brights pack.  I long ago took the packs apart when I filed under color so I’m pretty sure that is it).  I ran it through my cuttlebug (candy cane stripe).  The embellishments I chose were some SU twine in white as well as this brad buddy wreath from HOTP that I found in my Christmas embellishment bag.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  I used 2 punches, one SU and the other is I believe Marvy Uchida.


For my second card, I chose Ellen’s create your own embellishment challenge.  It was a bit trickier than I thought it would be but I figured it out!   the base is from the Stacy Julian Happy colors (I try to use as much of the paper as I can :) )  I sanded it down a bit before adhering.   I then took some of my scrap core-dinations pieces in green and then I punched out little circles.  I then took those circles and (tried to) create a wreath!  I just added a bit of ink on them for some dimension and then some red bling for the berries.  The sentiment is one I found in my embellishment box that was sent to me in a swap.  Then just finished it off with a bow :)


I hope you like them, and I hope you are playing along with some of the challenges as well :)


It’s Friday! So excited.  I leave for holidays on Monday for 10 days in BC to visit family and go camping so it is going to be quiet on the blog for a little bit.

Our new challenge is up at Creative Corner Challenges.  A fun, simple anything goes challenge.  Everyone loves those right???


Here is my card for you this week.

I was challenging myself to just use elements that were already on my desk within arms reach.  Apparently I have a lot.



The image is a Stampin up one.  I think i got it in a swap.  The leaves are from Wal-mart.  I love these things!  I can’t remember where the sentiment came from.  I had this one stamp on my desk under a bunch of papers and was what I used to build my card around.  The DP was in my scrap bucket.  I think it came together nicely considering…LOL

Please stop by the blog to see the other DT creations and to enter this week’s challenge.

Happy Scrapping!

For the Boys

Hello! I know it’s been a whole week since I posted last.  So sorry.  It has been busy at my house with work…my shifts have been upped so I had less free time this week.  I do have a new challenge card for you for the Creative Corner Challenges this week.

It’s for the boys! We want to see your masculine cards.  We have a great little prize to be won.  Here is my card this week.


The DP and chipboard are from Kaiser Craft “Little Toot” collection I do believe.  The sentiment is stampin up. Simple but effective.  I hope you enjoy it and stop by the blog to see the great projects this week and don’t forget to enter! :)