Everything’s Coming up Cherries

Hello all!  We have another wonderful challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Our theme is FOOD AND DRINK!  Something I am sure a lot of us will be partaking of over the holidays.

 

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I decided to do a bit of a shaped card.  I just used one of my spellbinders through my cuttlebug to cut it out.  The paper is from my stash box.  I cut out the cherries using my Hello Kitty cartridge.  I really don’t use this one enough.  I added a little sentiment with a small stamp in my miscellaneous box and just a bit of twine to finish it off.  I am sending this one out for a swap on swap-bot so I decided to stick with layers and not a lot of embellishments for easy mailing.

Make sure you stop by the blog today and see what fabulous projects the DT has for you this week.  Please play along.  We cannot wait to see what you create this week.

1st Birthday Presents

Ahh another Tuesday has crept up already.  We are having more rain here in Calgary…nothing like the levels of flooding we’ve had but still enough to put a bit of a damper on the Stampede this year.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Toronto right now as they experience what we have been going through.. and NO! You cannot have Mayor Nenshi! :)

Use it Tuesday introduced you to our new DT for the term and today we are debuting their first DT projects.  Some of the faces are familiar, others are brand new so make sure you stop by and welcome them.  While you are there, you should enter this week’s birthday challenge! Everyone is always creating a birthday something…tag, layout, card, present….it’s a great challenge to enter!

I have a layout for you this week.  Another one of my favorite subject ..Riley of course.  It’s crazy that I am still working on his first birthday since he turned 4 last week!! Yikes!

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The DP is from my stash.  I think it came in a swag bag for a crop I did years ago.  I cut out the 1st and birthday using my cricut cartridges that don’t seem to see enough play time these days.  Should really work on that!  The charms are from my stash as well as the chipboard letters for PRESENTS….even the photos are old as they are from Riley’s first birthday!

I hope you will play along with us this week, and don’t forget to welcome the new DT :)

 

happy craftin!

Pretty in Pink

Happy Friday! So glad for the weekend.  It’s a long weekend here in Canada but since I’m working and DH is on call, it’s not really a celebration for us.

It does mean that we are celebrating a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  Our challenge for you~ Inspired by a Song~.  This is one of my favorite challenges…..I chose a song that is also one of my favorite movies as well PRETTY IN PINK

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I’m such a sucker for 80′s flicks!

Here is the card that I created for the challenge this week.

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DP-stash (no idea who it is by as I’ve been trying to use up stray pieces)

Image: our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo! 

Ink & Stickles: Tim Holtz (both are spun sugar)

Die: spellbinders

Ribbon: from my stash

Eyelets: from my stash

Make sure you stop by the blog and play along as well as check out the other great creations this week.

entered into these challenges:

Sparkles Forum Challenge: monochromatic

The Craft Garden (recipe: use 4 of the suggestions…I used ribbon, patterned paper, the color pink and white background)

The Stamp Spot: monthly challenge is Feminine Creations

Crafting for all Seasons: Think Pink

Crafts & Me: use a digi

Dreams

Hi Everyone! Another quick post today for our challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.

It’s been so busy with work and my son ill again (an infection in his finger this time and some visits to the doctor and chiropracter to help with a gait issue) that it’s amazing I’ve had time to craft this week!

Our challenge is Clean and Simple also known as CAS.  This is a challenge to use less and less embellishments and papers on your project.  The least amount the better.  This is always a challenge for me because I love to embellish.  However, I am thrilled with how this card turned out.  I used a sketch in the March/April issue of Papercrafts magazine  and its just a fabulous one.

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I just used a couple of scraps of paper in my basket and the butterflies were sent to me in a swap.  They were regular corrugated cardboard and I misted them with my smooch spritzes!  The pearls are from my stash and the sentiment is K Andrew Designs

I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog to see the other DT creations and also to join in on the challenge this week.

Happy Crafting and Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Waiting

Good morning!  I think Spring may actually be poking through now.  It has been the longest winter ever!

With Mother’s Day fast approaching here in North America, our theme Flowers for Mom is what’s up this week at Use it Tuesday.  A time to celebrate those women in our lives who were the big influence.   Maybe it wasn’t your mom, but your grandma, or perhaps an aunt or any other female who was like a Mother to you.

I have a layout for you today that highlights my pregnancy with Riley and how crazy I was waiting for him to come out.  In case you didn’t know he was 41+4 when I finally went into labour.  I felt like I was pregnant forever!!!

 

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That’s my belly a couple weeks or so before he was born and then a pic of him a couple of days old!  All the product is from my stash, so I’m not entirely sure I know where they came from.  I hope that you enjoy the layout and please stop by the blog to see the other gorgeous projects the DT created this week.

A Sticky Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It has been a long week in my house as my son has been sick again.  He just got over his ear infection and then he got hand/foot/mouth disease.  He’s been cooped up inside for awhile now and he’s going stir crazy and so is his mama! :)

We have a great new challenge for you at Use It Tuesday this week.  It’s a Sticky situation when we want you to use the sticky parts of your stash…those rub-ons (oh do I have a lot of those), embossing powders and stickers (everyone has some in their stash, I know it!)..or anything else that sticks….

I created this card using some Glubbers…I bought them 2 years ago when they first came out and never once used them!  I also used a couple of different rub ons for this card in the sentiment and the little stitches.  I also broke out my glue gun and used it to adhere the bling to the flower! I’m now using my glue gun for EVERYTHING! LOL

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The DP is the last of my MME All Spice 6×6 pack.  Another one bites the dust…I am so happy I am finally using them up!   The ribbon and the bling flower are from my stash as well.  I got the sketch for this card from Andrea Walford’s blog .  Every week she comes out with a great sketch that is easy to do and has step by step instruction.  Love them!  Thanks Andrea!

Make sure you stop by the UIT blog to see the wicked inspiration we have for you this week.  There are some great sticky bits in our stashes this week. :)

Entered into these challenges:

Card Mania Challenge: Punches and/or die cuts

Crafty Catz: anything goes (and a GDT call)

Clear it out:  spring & flowers (must use stash items)

Papertake Weekly: anything goes (bonus use kraft)

A bright sunshiny day

That unfortunately does not seem to be something that we are going to have here in Calgary today.  It’s still a bit cloudy and cool today.  The last vestiges of winter are still lingering around.  I wish they would just go already.

Today’s challenge at Use it Tuesday is All About Spring.  It’s time to break out the flowers, the bright colors, the sunshine, all the good stuff.  As always you need to use up some of your stash so make sure you let us know in your post what you used.

I finally have used up all of the Lil Sprout collection by Crate Paper so here is my final project.  The stamp set is one from my stash that I don’t use enough by My Favorite Things.  It comes with its own sentiment as well.  I just used my spellbinders and inked it up with some Tim Holtz ink.  The bling is from my stash as well. I hope you like it.

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Please stop by the blog to enter this week’s challenge and to see all the rest of the great DT projects we have for you this week.

entered into these challenges:

365 Cards: Time’s up…create a card in 20 mins.  Mine took 13.

Oozak: anything goes with spring

3 scrappy gals: spring

One stop craft: recipie 1 image, 2 embellishments (pearls and paper piercing) and 3 pcs of designer paper

2 sisters challenges: spring/easter

Fussy and Fancy: spring days

 

 

Banner Birthday

My second week sponsoring the Creative Corner Challenge this week.  Our challenge is to use fasteners…buttons, eyelets, brads etc.

Lately I have been trying to use up my Little Sprout kit that I bought way back in 2009.  So expect to see a bunch of cards/layouts in the coming weeks using it up.  I finally got through it all. :0  This card is actually using scraps of scraps..right down to the very end. :)

I used a sketch from a sketch challenge at CanadianScrapSwap Chat this week.  Lots of fun banners and flags. :)

I used everything from my stash this week.  Buttons, bling, ribbon and paper :)

Make sure you stop by the blog this week to enter the challenge for a chance to win the prize I have up for grabs today.

Entered into these challenges:

cute card thursday: anything goes

whimsey stamps: stitch it

paper playtime: anything goes

drunken stampers: 16 candles/birthday

fun with shapes and more: birthday in the spring

hiding in my scrap room: create something from your scraps

come and get it challenges: use a recycled element (the small yellow button is from an old shirt…I never throw out anything with buttons still on them..LOL, the striped ribbon is recycled from another card that I had made and ended up not liking after all)

delightful challenges: for the boys…i hope this is masculine enough :)

one crazy stamper: anything goes

nana vic: anything goes

Birthday Blast!

Hey everyone! I am back from our annual trip to Cuba properly tanned and hating the snowy, cold Calgary weather.  It was a great trip where I even had the chance to try some new foods in the forms of turtle and water buffalo.  Both were outstanding!

It’s Thursday today so we have a new batch of inspiration for you at Digital Delights this week.  My image for you today is Birthday Pippin  paired with the Birthday Sentiments set.  I just think he is so cute!  I am using the precolored image but he is available uncolored as well.

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Here’s my card today

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I used my Hot off the Press 8×8 Birthday set that I have had for several years and paired it with some bling in my stash and cut out a flourish from a sizzix die.  A simple card but I think it is just adorable.

I hope you stop by the blog and check out the amazing projects the DT has for you today!

 

Simple Thank you

Hey all.  I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the last little bit.  My whole house is sick including myself and I’ve been busy with work so I have not had a lot of free crafting time.

We have a new challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.  It’s time to break out those stamp sets that you’ve bought but have yet to use! You must have at least one.  If you’re like me the challenge is to figure out which one you want to use!  For my DT card this week, I went with Stampin Up’s Faith in Nature stamp set.  I had used the THANK YOU sentiment several times but never any of the other stamps.  I decided to use the Pear in this one.

 

I paired it (heeeheeee pun intended) with the Basic Grey granola paper and then just some ribbon and pearls from my stash.  I actually heat embossed the image and the sentiment for this card for a bit more texture.  I hope you like it.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog this week to see the rest of the DT projects and to enter our challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Also, we are still having our DT Call for the January -June 2013 term.  This is a great DT for anyone that has tonz of stash and wants to use it up!  Here’s the post with all the deets!

Entered Here:

Crafty Boots: anything goes

Lollipop Crafts: Be Thankful

My Craft Spot: Showing Gratitude

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

Pile it On: anything but a Christmas Card

Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks

the Squirrel and the Fox: anything goes