Today is a Good Day (SGC)

As you are reading this, I am in deep preparation for my weekend crop with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine…although it is actually called the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, we just call it Carnival!  It’s on Friday & Saturday this week.  My two friends and I have been going for several years and it is one of the 5 crops that we attend yearly!  It’s a big deal! 🙂

Southern Girls Challenge is new today….Team Trace is wanting to see spots!  Spots & Dots is our theme this week!

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My image is from Paper Shelter called Hammock Days.  I colored her with my copics and then fussy cut and laid her out against my embossed dot background.  I added a few banners from some scraps in my stash that had some small dots on them, and then a cute little word tag from Tim Holtz.




A sweet little card for a sweet image.  I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us this week!

Talk to you soon, and happy crafting!



C4G – All at Sea

Ahoy Mateys!  We have a bit of a nautical theme for you this week at Cardz 4 Guyz – 

Anything to do with the sea, fishing, sailing, 
swimming, cruising etc

This is a pretty broad and fun challenge and I know that everyone is going to have some really fun projects to share on the blog with us.

I had a lot of fun creating mine..


I found a piece of this color resist paper from Stampin Up that I haven’t used in a very long time….I colored it with some Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Ink and blended the colors on top of each other to get a few different shades.  I then inked and colored and fussy cut a few of the Jellyfish and a star from the Lawn Fawn So Jelly set.  I stamped the sentiment from the set onto some vellum – again something that I’ve not used in awhile and then added some enamel dots.  I thought it still needed a little something so I added a few stamped bubbles and then (even though you can’t see it) I went over the jellyfish with some Wink of Stella.

I hope you enjoy the card (which is being sent for this week’s card to my Split Coast Stamper Baker’s Dozen partner) and be sure to play along with us on the blog too!

Entered into these challenges:

Coloring in Scrapland: Anything goes with an optional Color challenge

Scrapbookstampsociety: Anything goes with an option animal aspect

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: All Creatures Great & Small

A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Creates & Makes: Anything Goes

Crafting with An Attitude: Anything Goes

Papercraft Challenge: Animals





Color Crazy #36

Hello lovlies!  Welcome to this week’s installment of the color crazy challenge!  As always our theme is anything goes!

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I’m using an image called Build a  Snow Scene Quintuplet.  I think this little flamingo is awesome!


The DP is from Michaels called Ice Crystals and also Gingerbread Cottage.  I colored the image with my copics and then added some Wink of Stella to the skates and the hat.  I added just a few sequins and a brad from my stash to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you and I hope you will play along with us!


UYS #328 School is in

Monday Monday…here we are, the last day of the September long weekend here in Canada.  Kids go back to school tomorrow…..

Use Your Stuff has a new challenge this week – School is In!  Show us your favorite back to school projects!

Here’s mine…

I made this cute little card to put in my son’s lunchbag tomorrow.


I just used some scraps from my desk for the DP.  The apple is from the free Simple Stories September Carpe Diam digital set.  I thought it was perfect for back to school!  I printed the sentiment on my computer from my fonts and then just added a few enamel dots.

I hope you play along with us and don’t forget to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

Entered into these challenges:

Cards in envy: Fruits of your Labour (cards with fruit)

Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes

Pile It On: Think Big (use a big element – mine is the apple)

Addicted to CAS challenge: Apples

A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes

Crafters Cafe: Three of Something (I have 3 enamel dots)

Scrap from Your Heart : Autumn Colors





CCAYR – Anything but a Card

First weekend of September !  Wow…fall is almost here and then ..dare I say it…winter…**sigh**

I am not looking forward to winter in Calgary (I never am), but I do love creating winter crafts!

This month’s challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round, is to create something other than a card.  What are you in the mood for….tag, gift bag, scrapbook page, traveller’s notebook, maybe a treat holder.

For me, it’s an ATC.  It’s been awhile since I made one so I thought it would be fun!


I took some Christmas music paper and added it to the base of the ATC.  Then did a wash with some gesso and added some color with my distress crayons.  Next was a layer of Heidi Swap texture paste through my Carta Bella stencil and then when it was dry, I added a sentiment strip from my stash as well as a glitter snowflake and some enamel dots to finish it off.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog!

Have an awesome weekend!


You are my sunshine

Hello all!

Just a fun card today…I am in a swap on a FB group called Canadians Crafting with Paper.  Our theme is BEACH.

So, here’s the card I created for my partner.  I did a little bit of mixed media for the background using some of the Tim Holtz distress inks.  I then cut a circle out with my sizzix die and added some sequins, pearls and glitter to create a shaker.  I put a little bit of the turquoise cardstock behind the shakers so it blended a bit better.   I colored my image from CC Designs (DUDE – I actually cracked this one open for the first time although I think I’ve had it for at least 2 or 3 years in my stash!) with my copics and stamped the sentiment from Hello Bluebird.  A few enamel dots from Michael’s and voila!  I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I hope my partner likes it!




See you soon!


Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes

Creates and Makes: Anything Goes

Unicorn Challenge Blog: At the Beach

Cute N Crafty: Anything Goes

Pile it On:  New Technique and/or Oldest Stash (smoosh background and an old CC Designs stamp I’ve had forever ).

Creative Craft Cottage: No patterned paper





C4G -Bugz!

Hello one and all!  Did you head on over to the Cardz 4 Guyz blog yet!  It’s a great challenge…It’s all about the bugs!

Get out those images or pics of your favorite creepy crawlies and let us see them!  Absolutely any insect ( sometimes even non-insects like slugs, snails and spiders).

I know it’s still August, but I just felt like making a Halloween card!  So I created this fun little guy using an image from my Cricut Air


The DP is just from my halloween stash and then the little sentiment is a rub on from Tim Holtz.  I added some glitter to his hat buckle and then a few enamel dots to finish it off.  I think he looks more cute than creepy but it totally makes me smile.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with this week!