Celebrate — A Card and a new DT spot

Hey there!

I am so very excited to share that I have been asked to join the  Cardz 4 Guyz Design Team.  This is a great challenge site if you really want to work on those masculine cards that you never seem to have enough of!  Or maybe that’s just me…….. 🙂

Our challenge this week is Fashion….this is a fun one, and not a challenge that I have ever done on a card before!  Luckily, I have the Stampin Up Guy Greetings which I don’t use enough but has some great hats and shoes!

This is the card I created for you today!


Along with the stamp set, I used the DP from the Echo Park Petticoats and Pinstripes 6×6 pack.  I really love the colors in this.  I stamped the shoes and hats onto some DP in the Island Indigo and then I stamped and cut out one of each in a black, just to set it off a bit.  I had some washi in a co-ordinating color that I think added a bit of pop to that one panel and then the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I added just a few bling dots from Stampin Up.

I hope you like it, and please play along with us on the blog..we can’t wait to see what you create!


Christmas in July

Hey there,

Today I have a Christmas Card for you!  I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers and we send ‘kits’ to our partner to create a Christmas card.  The kit usually contains some DP and the image and then the rest is up to you.

This is the card that I created using my latest kit from my partner.

The only thing I added was the sentiment from My Favorite Things, and then a border punch for some interest.  I hope you like it.

Entered into these challenges:

Jingle Belles:  All Bundled Up (layers)

Crimbo Crackers; Anything Goes + Christmas

The Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Goes

Craftaholics R Us: Any Holiday Card

QKR Stampede: Anything Goes



Done and Gone

So I found another little kit in my stash…paper and embellishments from goodness knows how long ago.  This one was a Gossamer Blue planner kit.  I don’t do planners, so I created a few cards with the DP and a few embellishments instead.


The stamp is from YNS and I just added a bit of copic coloring and some glossy accents to the balloon.  The sparkly bling is from Stampin UP.


Sending Hugs

It’s another Monday and that means another fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff…our theme….Monochromatic.  Break out all those shades of your favorite color, or better yet, your challenging color, and see what you can create.



For me, the challenge color is PINK…I’m not a pink fan.  I had some pieces left over from my very first Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler Pack from January!  That’s what I used for today’s card.

I ran some pink cardstock through a polka dot embossing folder and then added a sheet of the vellum that came in the pack.  Next was my CC designs die to cut the oval out of some of the DP from the pack which is Simple Stories Romance collection.  The die cuts are actually paper clips from the Vicki Boutin All the Good Things line.  I just cut the little clip part off.

I used MFT sentiment die to cut out the Sending Hugs.

I hope you like it and hop over to the blog and play along with us!  Can’t wait to see what you create!


Deer in the Forest

Happy July 1st!  Here in Canada it’s CANADA DAY!  Woohoo!  It’s hard to think of Christmas when the sun is shining and we’re planning summer vacation, but we do have a new challenge up at the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog today.  Our theme this month is Christmas Trees (or any trees really, as long as there is a winter/Christmas theme to the project).

As I tackle the never ending battle that is my stash, today’s card is made from things that I’ve found within arm’s reach of my desk…..I’m actually quite pleased with how this turned out!


The DP was just in my scrap box, so I don’t know who it is by.  I want to say My Big Ideas, but don’t quote me on that.  The stamp is from the Merry Patterns stamp set from Stampin Up.  The tree and deer die cuts are from Creative Cottage….I’ve had them in a drawer forever and this is the first time that I have used them!  The dots are from..wait for it…2008 Cloud 9 Designs Mixed Christmas collection!  OMG!~  I popped up one of the trees and one of the deers just for some dimension on the card.

I hope you like the card and it’s never to early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects so I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us this month!


Thank you Teacher

Well, today is Riley’s last day of Grade 3.  I can’t believe it!  He’s just getting so big!  I know all moms say that, probably because it’s true!

Here is the card that I made for his teacher gift, inspired by Pinterest!

The DP is a sheet from my box that I’ve had forever.  I cut out an image using my cricut and some scraps.  The sentiment is stamped from a Paper Smooches stamp set.  I just added half a doily because I just didn’t quite like the way the die cut sat against the DP.



Butterflies and Smiles

Is that another sampler card? Yep, sure is!   I really think it is a pretty one from Simple Stories …the Romance Collection.  I was getting down to the nitty gritty by this card and so the turquoise DP is just from my stash.  I loved the glittery aspect and it’s a bit thicker than the other paper, so I thought it added some great dimension.  I added a cardstock strip border punched and then the stickers from the pack.  I thought the butterflies looked so pretty with the flowers.  I took and popped up one of the flower bouquets, again for some dimension and then just added some of the sequins from the pack are from CTMH and then the sentiment is from MFT.    I actually cut it out three times and then layered them to raise it up a little bit.




Entered into these challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: G for the great outdoors

Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafting by Design: Flowers

Double D Challenges: Butterflies

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge: use a die cutting machine  (my sentiment is a MFT die)

Cardz 4 Galz: Summer Sunny Days