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Love is in the Air

With Valentine’s day coming up so soon, you had to know that I would be posting another Love project.

Our challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.  One of my favorite movies……LOVE ACTUALLY  is our theme!  We would like to see a project about love, something that you love, a place you love, something that you love to do, oh the love choices are endless for interpretation!

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This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls! 

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I’ve got a tag for you today.  I love to play with layers and techniques so I thought this would be fun.  I got this from a make and take class I did at a scrapbook convention one year.  I just loved playing with different mediums  and making them all come together.

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There is some stamping and inking and modge podge (oh who doesn’t love MP).  I really love that mesh overlay.  I don’t play with mesh nearly enough.  Paper images and some pearls and lace for that vintage feel.  I wanted to give it some pop of color so I added some diecut hearts from my stash.  Just a lovely vintage Parisian feel to this.

I hope you will play along with us at RCS this week for a chance to win a great prize from our sponsor!  Show us what you love!!!

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Old St. Nick

Ahh another blissful Thursday!  It is snowing like mad here in Calgary.  Has been all day yesterday and again today.  I like a White Christmas as much as the next person but this is just getting ridiculous!!!  My son’s Christmas concert is today as well, so quite looking forward to that.  I hear that his class are ‘gingerbreads’ :)

We have another fun challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  I have been having such a great time with the ladies and these challenges.  Hard to believe that I only have one more after this one! :(

Our challenge this week is distressing…adding that little bit of fun texture and dimension to your projects.  I decided to create a bit of a vintage tag for the challenge this week.

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This tag is actually going onto a page in my December daily.  I basically just wanted to start creating layers, so I cut the tag out of some cardstock and then used my Tim Holtz distress inks to color.  I distressed the edges and added a vintage music stamp to it.  After that, I just started creating some layers with a bunch of different embellishments I had around.  I inked up some lace, added some stickers, die cuts, tags and I had a cute little wooden star that I added some distress ink to as well as some smooch spritz.    Finally just some ribbon from my box and a button to hold it together.  I hope you like it and will come and play along with us.  The girls have created some wonderful projects for your inspiration this week.

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Vintage Santa

So an Elf on a Shelf named Sam arrived at our house last night and my son is thrilled!  He thinks that Sam is so cool because he keeps moving all over the place.  I think this is just the funnest thing and can’t wait to see what kind of mischief Sam gets into as he keeps an eye on Riley for Santa.

Speaking of Santa, I have a new project for this week’s challenge at Use it Tuesday.  It’s an anything goes challenge, so lots of fun to be had…just make sure you tell us about some older stash that you used for your project.

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I have some pieces from my Lost and Found Christmas set from MME.  I added this old vintage image that was in my embelly box as well as a bit of twine and some sequins.  Not a heavily embellished card but I am on a clean and simple kick which of course for me is unusual!

I hope that you will join in our challenge this week.  We look forward to seeing what you create!

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A Snoozy Elf and A Classy Lady

Hello everyone!  It’s Friday yet again, which means we have a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.  We are excited to be sponsored by Rick St. Dennis this week.

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Our challenge is a simple anything goes for this week and you have the chance to win 3 digis from Rick’s Store.  This week I am playing with 2 of his images, the first one is called Snoozy Elf

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I just really thought he was so cute!  I used some DP from the 12 Days of Christmas line from MME.  I colored with my copics and I added some bling.  I thought it would be fun to give the little jingle bells some added shine so I went over them with my glossy accents!

The next image is called Waltz.  I thought she was very dainty and classy and for some reason, she inspired me to make an ATC.  I haven’t done one of these in  a very long time.  I just used a bunch of little things that were already on my desk

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I used my TH inks for this one.  I colored her with my copics and then went over her with some modge podge.  I inked the ATC card and then went over it with my french script stamp.  I then added some ripped up paper that was sent to me in a swap.  The sentiment was one that was sent to me in a different swap.  i had that little rose in a bucket from…somewhere and then some little seed pearls.  I then went over everything with modge podge and a finally spray with some spritz for a bit of glistening shine!  I really like how she turned out.

I hope you will stop by the blog to see the other DT creations , including some from Rick’s DT who are joining us this week! There is some great mojo flowing on that page!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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Generations

Good Morning everyone!  It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  I’ve been so busy with work as well as family sickness that I’ve not had a lot of time to create and post lately.

Our new challenge is up at Use it Tuesday this week.  Our theme You Can’t Touch This, challenges you to use a beloved favorite that you’ve just not been able to break down and use yet….go ahead, it’s relatively painless :)

For me, I have only 3 sheets of this gorgeous Madame Boutique paper by Kaisercraft.  I also have some matching die cuts and I’ve been holding onto them for a long time.  After the initial shock of breaking into them wore off, I was glad I did use them for this layout.  The picture was on a different layout that I did, but never really liked.  I really like this one so much better.

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This picture is of me as a baby with my mom, my grandma, and my great-grandma holding me.   This is one of my favorite pictures of all time, the 4 generations of women on my mother’s side.  Sadly my great-grandma passed when I was very young so I don’t have a lot of pictures of her.  All the other elements on this page are from my stash.  The paper flowers I made with some old book pages that were sent to me in a swap!  I really love how this turned out.  I hope you will stop by the blog and play with us.  There are a lot of great projects this week, AND we are having a design team call!!!  All the details are on the blog! I do hope you will apply.

Entered into these challenges:

Another freaking scrappy challenge: what did you awnt to be when you grew up……I only wanted to be a mom and to follow in the footsteps of these amazing women before me! I hope i do them proud with my son!

Scrappy Mom’s Stamps: Mother’s Day

Crafting by Designs: remembering childhood

Penny’s Challenges: Die Cuts/Punches

Fashionista challenge: vintage or shabby chic

Love to Create: Flowers

come and get it challenges: brown/blue/cream color scheme

Corrosive Challenges: My sentiments exactly (have a sentiment on the front)

The Squirrel and the Fox: Mother’s Day

 

 

 

 

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A vintage Christmas

Hello everyone.

We have a great new challenge at DigiHaven for you today.  It’s a fun Christmas challenge.  All you have to do is use a free digi with a Christmas theme.  The digi should remain free for the duration of the challenge which is 2 weeks.  We have a prize for you this week as well, which you can find on the blog!

Here is the card I have today.

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The image can be found here.  The paper is from Kaisercraft and Simple Stories.  The snowflakes were cut with my sizzix die and the green floral ribbon is from Walmart.  This is the first time that I’ve used it and I added some red bling to spruce it up a bit.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to join the challenge.

Also, you still have time to get in our DT Call.  If you love using digital images then this is for you.  All the details can be found here.  i look forward to seeing your creations on the blog.

entered into these challenges:

Crimbo Crackers: Anything goes Christmas

Cute Card Thursday: snowflakes

Paper Shelter: Christmas

7 Kids college fund: anything goes

Going Grey: Christmas

 

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s another lovely day here in Calgary.  Hard to believe that fall is just around the corner.  It’s only a month until Thanksgiving here in Canada so I thought I would share this cute little card for you.  We are having a fins and/or feathers challenge on the Digi Haven blog this week. This challenge begins today, Friday, September 7th and ends Thursday, September 20th.  Use any Free digital image that uses “Fins” or “Feathers” or if you’re real good at finding free images, one that uses both “Fins and Feathers”. The image(s) can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this tw week challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.

Here’s my card using ‘feathers’.

I found this cute little vintage turkey image (which you can find here).  I have had these leaves for the longest time and usually only pull them out in the fall for autumn/halloween themed cards.  The ribbon and buttons are from my stash.  The DP is from my stash and it is from an old Hot Off The Press pack with autumn themes.  I have had it FOREVER!

Don’t forget, we are also having a DT call on the blog right now as well.  If you enjoy working with digi’s and want to be a part of a fun group, then check out the blog for details on how to apply!

Entered into the following challenges:

Fab N Funky challenges: autumn colors

Perfect Sentiments Challenge: all things great and small (animal with a sentiment)

Everybody Art Challenge: vintage

Use it Tuesday: Ribbon

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Vintage Easter with Lollipop Crafts

I’m a bit late in getting this post up.  We have a new challenge at Lollipop Crafts this week…it’s any anything goes with an Easter theme. There is no sponsor this week, just a chance to be featured in the top 3.  Here are a couple of vintage Easter cards I made for this week’s challenge:

Entered Into the Following Challenges:

Crafty Sentiments: Spring (Pastel Colors)

Die Cuttin Divas: Pastels (must include a diecut)

Crafty Cardmakers: Easter

Entered into the following challenges:

The Stamping Boutique: Distress

Twisted Tuesdays: I never promised you a rose garden (flowers but no roses!)

Pretty much everything for these cards came from my stash of Easter things..so it’s really hard to pinpoint which manufacturers there were, other than the images which I just pulled off of the net.  Some were part of swaps (like the butterflies in both cards and the DP) or just stuff that I threw together because they seemed Easter/springish :)

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With Love

I do apologize everyone.  This post should have been up yesterday but somehow I managed to screw that up.  We have a new challenge for you at Lollipop Crafts.  Our theme is With Love…..your challenge..a love inspired project that is not a card.  It could be a 3D project like a bag or box or perhaps a tag or a frame.  We are being sponsored by Karber this week

 

and on Thursday, Alanna and her team will have a lot of information and new inspiration pieces for you.

My project this week is a Vintage Valentine Tag.  I don’t know what it is about these, but I just love making them.  For something totally different, instead of just the traditional pink or red, I opted for blue in there as well. The image is printed off of the internet. I cut the heart out using my Cricut and did some inking and misting for a bit of texture.  Then I just added some fun elements, vintage music sheet, there’s a doily hiding out in there , bling, flowers, some lace and distressing.  I hope you enjoy it.

Make sure you stop by the Lollipop blog to enter this week’s challenge!

 

Entered into the following challenges:

B’n’W Challenge Blog: A month of love and hearts

Crafty Bloggers Network: Love is in the Air

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Ohh La La Challenge Blog: Be My Valentine

Make My Monday: Hearts and Flowers

The Crazy Challenge: Valentine’s Day

Cutie Pie Challenge: Anything but a Card

Catered Crop: Hearts

The Squirrel and the Fox: Valentine’s Day

Drunken Stampers: Texture

Little Claires: Romance

Our Craft Lounge: Vintage love

4 Crafty Chicks: Love is in the Air

Crafty Purple Frog: Flower Power

Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes

Crafting for All Seasons: Love is in the Air

Paper Shelter: Be my Valentine

Penny’s Paper Crafty: Love is in the Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lovely Lady

Welcome to Monday! It’s challenge day at The Crazy Challenge and this week, we’re looking for all the lovely ladies out there!  I must be on a vintage kick, which for me is surprising, because I never really thought of myself as the vintage type..anyway, here is my card.

The image is downloaded from the internet (I really wish I had a stash of vintage images from a book or something). The music sheet is left over from a Tim Holtz Christmas Tag..it was printed out onto vellum and then inked and distressed to give it a vintagy feel.  The bling, pearl strand, ribbons and flowers are all from my stash.

Make sure you stop by the Crazy Challenge Blog to check out all the details on this week’s challenge.  We’re being sponsored by Hobbismo and there is a great prize to be won!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

Allsorts: Card for a Teenager (I’d like to think that there is a teenager out there somewhere that would like this card..LOL )

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes with something Old…well this whole card is pretty much old stuff

Little Claire’s Designs: flowers

One Stop Craft Challenge: Black/White & 1 other color : mine is red

Simply Create: flower power

Shelley’s Images Blog: 3 layers

Bows & Berries: Anything Goes

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