Merry Christmas – A UYS sketch challenge

Sorry this is late everyone.  I’ve been pretty sick the last few days which prompted a trip to the ER over the weekend and I’ve not been able to get quite back into the thick of things.  Long story short, I’m having some severe headaches and I had some  numbness all down my left side so I’m scheduled for an MRI tomorrow.  Will keep you posted if anything serious.

So, a sketch challenge is up at Use Your Stuff this week.  And it’s a great one that could be used for both cards and layouts!  I chose to use it for my card this week.


Merry Christmas

Now I had a left over card kit, so I am not exactly sure who it is by.  I just loved that it all went together to put this card in motion.  The sentiment is a rub on from Memory Makers and the flowers are Prima.  I inked the chipboard snowflakes to match the colors in my card.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to head over to the blog to play along with us.

One item – 3 Ways

So over at Emerald Creek Crafts, they have a challenge to take one product and use it three different ways….basically utilizing the most you can out something…one thing I have tonz of, and never use is Washi Tape!  Lots of it, like a drawer full.

So I decided to play around with it…with a little help from Pinterest!

Here’s what I came up with…….

A bookmark! OMG! I am always losing my bookmarks!  With the help of a used envelope and my washi tape, I will never be at a loss for bookmarks again, and they are soo easy to make as well!


Did you know that you can imprint words onto your washi from the computer?  yep, me either, until I gave it a shot!

I just printed out a phrase (A GIFT FOR YOUR BABY) and printed it out.  I then placed my washi over it and when I peeled it off so did the words…this is going to be great when I can’t find a font that I like for a project!

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A lastly….a tassel for a fun little embellishment for a tag!  You just stick the washi together sticky side to sticky side…fold it over and attach it with some string or twine..then add some washi to the top and voila!  I attached it to my tag using some twine and a bit of glue dot.  I also tried curling the edges under but you have to be careful with that as it can rip really easily!


I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you stop by Emerald Creek to check out some of the other challenges that they have right now!

Another Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival….

So this past weekend, was my yearly trek to the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival hosted by the lovely ladies at Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  This year’s theme was the 80’s and I totally got my groove on!  It was so much fun!  I am also excited to report that I will have 2 layouts published in the upcoming spring issue, so I cannot wait for you to see that!  It will be one double layout and one single!  So excited and grateful to Canadian Scrapbooker for allowing me to be a part of their amazing magazine that highlights such astounding talent from coast to coast!

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While I was at Carnival, I decided to take a class.  I’m not usually one for classes, I tend to want to hoard my scrapping time.  However, I heard that Nicole Wright  (Canadian Nickle Scrap’n) was hosting a card class.  I’m sure that you have seen her around blog land/Facebook, as she does amazing work for for Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix and Ranger (her 12 Days of Tim Tags are phenomenal! ).  Anyway, she was doing a vintage card class and I really wanted to take it.  I had so much fun, getting down and dirty with my distress inks!

Which kind of fits in with this week’s challenge over at Use Your Stuff….using markers and inks!

One of 4 card/envelopes
Card Box

Isn’t that fabulous!  She is such a nice person IRL and an amazing artist!

I hope that you will stop by Use Your Stuff this week and join us in our challenge.

SAMCRO- UYS challenge # 190

Hello! I’m finally back!  Our new challenge is up at Use Your Stuff this week.  A great challenge from Karrie –be inspired by a TV show or movie.

For me, right now, I’ve been hooked on Sons of Anarchy!  I’ve just started watching it and I am totally hooked.  So I knew right away which show I wanted to use for my inspiration.

I created this masculine birthday card.  I used black and white which of course are the colors of the SAMCRO (for those of you that don’t know it is Sons of Anarch Motorcycle Club Redwood Original = SAMCRO) and chrome (which i created with the silver foil and my cuttlebug folder).  I also added some red for blood.  I hope you like it and please stop by the blog and see the great projects the team has for you this week.


Cardstock: Michaels

Foil: unknown

Stamps: Stampin Up

Gears: Home Depot

Embossing Folder: Provo craft (Diamond Plate),

Dies/punches: spellbinders, stampin up

Ink: Memento, Kaisercraft

Crimper: unknown

I’m still here!

Hey everyone! I’ve not fallen off the face of the earth! Summer is busy for me with my son and family time so I’ve not been doing a lot of crafting. I’ve got a few projects that I will share soon that I have been working on.  Challenges will be starting up soon at Use Your Stuff so stay tuned for more news!

Fun in the Leaves has it really been 2 months since I’ve posted. That tells you how much time I’ve had for scrapping/cardmaking lately!  It seems everything gets busier and busier and yet, I wonder where the heck all my time goes!

Our new challenge is up at Use Your Stuff, our last one for the summer!  It is an anything goes challenges with prizes being given out at the end of the summer, so join in!

While I was at the scrapshotz crop in May, I made this layout of my son in the leaves.  I had realized that I didn’t have any fall pictures of Riley to use up with the tonz of autumn stash I had, so I purposely took pics.  I couldn’t even begin to imagine who made the supplies I’ve used, that tells you how long I’ve had it.

I hope you like it!  I’m hoping to post more over the summer as well!


London Calling

It is our 100th challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week! Woohoo!!!  We are very excited!

Our challenge this week is based on the movie The Iron Giant

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In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes’ Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.
THE CHALLENGE:  Use the Movie Poster for inspiration!
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
I loved the warm colors of this poster and thought they would do great for this layout of my time in London.  One of the favorite pubs that I went to was called The Maple Leaf!  It was where a lot of Canadians visiting England would hang out for a taste of home! One of my favorite pubs ever!
I used some Hot Off the Press DP that I have had for pretty much forever for this layout. The journal card is from Sn@p and there are a couple types of leaves, some punched ones using some bits of left over cardstock which I then stamped with a script as well as some paper ones that I picked up at Michaels. I also added in just a few brads as well. I hope you like it and will come and play along with us for your chance to win a great prize from Lawn Fawn!

Use Your Stuff Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spring is Sprung Blog hop.  The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and (hopefully) the cold spell is over! The Use Your Stuff Design Team are showing their spring fever by creating some great spring themed  projects for you.

The hop runs from  Monday April 13th until Saturday April 18th, so you have lots of time to play along. Make sure you leave a comment on each blog.  If you would like to follow the blog, I’m sure the DT would love that as well :)  We have 5 spring themed prizes to give away from the commenters on the blogs.  You won’t know which blogs we will be choosing so make sure you comment on each one.   International participants are welcome.

Here is the list for the blog hopUse Your Stuff blog

Spring always reminds me of Easter, and now that I have a son, I find that I enjoy it so much more.
For my project, I created a fun Easter layout of my son.  It was his first Easter and we did a little Easter Egg hunt.  He was more interested in the sound the eggs made than anything else!

 I have a little box with a bunch of Easter stuff in it, which is what I used for the layout today.  The basket and eggs I cut from my cricut!

I hope you like it and don’t forget to check out the other blogs for some great spring projects~

Sweet Dreams little Man

It’s another great challenge at Red Carpet Studio this week.  Now I’m not a big sports movie fan, but I will admit, that I do like this one!
Today’s challenge is inspired by the movie FIELD OF DREAMS.


An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.
THE CHALLENGE: Create your own Field of Dreams. In other words, create a unique background for your page. Use stamps, ink, paint, pieces of paper, anything BUT a single piece of patterned paper or plain card stock.
(Please click HERE for our 2015 challenge guidelines)
Here is what I created for you this week
 For the back ground I spritzed it with some glimmer mists and then used some of my texture paste and stensil for the hearts.  I added some droplets of alcohol ink as well.  The sentiment I cut out using my Create a Critter cartridge for my cricut.  The flowers, wood veneers, and the clip as well as the doily were all just from my stash.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog this week for your chance to win a great prize from this week’s sponsor.

Sunsational Stamps-March Release Blog Hop!

Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop



Welcome to Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today  we  are excited to present our new Spring Stamp Sets . We have 14 new sets, 10 of which will be showcased during the hop. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.


We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.


We are offering a special for this release:

If you purchase 3  4×6 stamp sets you will get 1  4×6 set of your choice free.

If you purchase 3  3×4 stamp sets you will get 1  3×4 set of your choice free.

This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 29  at midnight  EST.


Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:



Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.



This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let’s party and give a big welcome to Spring


Here is my Project for the hop I was given the  FLOWER POWER SET 

which can be found in the store here


I created a cute little wall hanging for my project today.  I started out with a upcycled cardbaord piece from some flowers I bought at michaels.  I inked it with some spritzes and inked the edges with a little Walnut Stain from Ranger.

I then ran it through one of my cuttlebug folders for a bit more texture.  I glued on a doily and then started layering my flower pieces.  I added some glitter and stickles for a bit more shine and then a couple of little beads for that cute butterfly.

I used my crop a dile to pop a couple of holes in it and then threaded some ribbon in order for it to hang.  I hope you like it!

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Here is the line up for today’s Hop :


Janet –

Carla –

Kimberly –

Sher –

Marji –

Rhonda –

Tammy –

Carolyn –

Lisa –

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!