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.

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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.

Enjoy!

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The Perfect Blend

Ya, it’s still cold and snowy here.  Sigh.  I’ve about had it with winter.  One of the down falls of living in Calgary, it’s winter for like 9 months out of the year it seems!

Today I have a fun card for the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge!  It’s been awhile since I’ve used my KK stamps so I thought it was time.

The theme is glitter!  There is also a sketch on the blog that I used as well.  You can find the deets on their challenge here.

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The stamp is from Kraftin Kimmie called One Cup at A time.  I think I bought this one about a year and a half ago, because I wanted to start doing all these coffee inspired cards and then I kinda just forgot about it! I’m glad I brought it out again, and it definitely has been getting a work out.   I paired it with the Stampin Up coffee papers (I’m trying to use these up now, so you’ll be seeing a lot of coffee cards in the next few days).  This was a pinterest inspired card, which I altered a bit to fit the sketch.  I used a square of glittered cardstock for the challenge in a coffee brown color (again, something else that I’ve not been utilizing enough).  I also added a few Nuevo dots for a bit of texture. I also used the Stampin Up Hardwood stamp to ink onto one of the banners ( I actually had to crack this one open as I’d not even used it since I bought it last year) as well as the stampin up banners framelits.  I hope you like it, and don’t forget to play along in their challenge!

Also entered into these challenges:

 

Create & Makes:Create & Makes: Anything Goes

Retro Rubber challenge: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps & More: Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts : Anything Goes (optional Spring Flowers)

 

 

 

Scrappy Classes

I don’t usually make resolutions but this year, the only one I made was to actually do some of the online classes that I had purchased over the last year or so. I have 6 from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!

The newest one – SCT-365 2018 is a monthly class where you can do a 2 pg layout as well as a card, designed by some of the biggest and best in the Papercrafting world!

I am so happy to be on track for this year…I’ve done both January and now February!   I’m slowly working through a bunch of photos and kits, the majority of which are from trips so you are going to see a lot of those in the upcoming months!

These classes are super easy to do – with pictures, detailed instructions, free cut files and exclusive sketches!  You can find all the details here!    Give one a try!  You won’t be disappointed and you will be pushing through layouts and cards in no time!

January

February

Coffee

Hello again! What?  Two posts in a row..can it really be?? Yep, this is me trying to be more creative this year (my one word for the year if you must know) and trying to do a lot more stuff in my craft room than I did last year, and that is including layouts as well as cards.

My big crafty resolution for this year, is to start doing all those online classes that I have paid for and not attempted yet….I think I have 5 or 6 just from Scrapbook & Cards Today (who by the way launched their 365 Class for 2018!  Here are the deets! )  This double-page, sketch-based class features exclusive PageMaps sketches, trendy techniques (all spelled out in photos), a monthly bonus card, cutting files, complete instructions and so much more.  All taught by some of the biggest names in the biz…really fun and new this year, there is a monthly sponsored prize for doing the challenge! How fun is that????

Anyway, here are a couple of cards that I made for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme was Caffeine.

 

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I finally broke open my Stampin Up Coffee Suite Designer papers and used the SU The Perfect Blend stamp set as well as the Kraftin Kimmie – One Cup at a Time.  The sentiments are from Stampin up and Paper Smooches.  I added in some small embellising on the first one, with some Nuvo drops.  Since I was mailing these out, I wanted to keep them as flat and simple as possible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Entered into these challenges:

A Bit More Time to CraftA Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper

The Crazy Challenge: Happy New Year (I chose to use a new stamp set that I hadn’t opened before from Kraftin’ Kimmie)

Hiding in my Craft Room:  Anything Goes

Create & Inspire: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge: NEW (used a new stamp set)

 

Picking Friends

Hello, hello, hello! Happy Wednesday!  You know what that means! Penny’s has their new weekly challenge up!  As always, the theme is anything goes….this week our generous sponsors are

Sasayaki Glitter 

One uncolored image to one lucky winner

 

and also

Bugaboo Stamps 

4 digi images of winner’s choice

These week I am highlighting a Bugaboo Image.  It’s one of their angels..It comes with a cute little sentiment as well.

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So for this card, I found some Stampin Up paper I received in a swap and used that for my DP.  I colored the image with my copics and also a bit of wink of stella in white and blue to add a bit of shine. The flowers and blig were from a swap and the resin flowers are just from my stash.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has been up to and to play along to win one of these fabulous prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Scrappy Fun

Happy weekend all!  It’s a long weekend here in Canada, but unfortunately, I have to work so no camping for me. BOO!  I have been hard at work clearing off my scrap space as I am preparing to make a schwack of cards for Ronald McDonald House in BC as part of a group in Splitcoaststampers.  Anyway..I’ve had this pile of scraps and bits and bobs on my desk FOREVER because I didn’t want to throw them out until I tried to use them up a bit.

I wanted to share with you a few of the card I made with the scraps & die cuts and some inspiration from Pinterest.

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Entered into these challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges: Summer fun

Sweet Stampin Challenge: Summer fun

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude: anything goes

Through the Purple Haze: anything goes

CraftaholicsRus– Die Cuts

I hope you like them! Feel free to leave me any comments 🙂 I have a couple more that I will share with you tomorrow!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

I killed a kit!

When I was at crop & create a couple of weeks ago, I got a kit when I attended Vicki Boutin’s cluster class.  It was just a small kit, made up mostly of the Moonstruck collection from Pink Paislee.  I finally put that puppy to bed.

Besides the 3 layouts ( 1 Single & 1 double from the class) I managed to get in another single layout and 4 cards.  I probably could have stretched another one or two cards as I have a few die cuts and some of the rub-ons left and one 3.5 x 5 strip of paper! LOL However, I called it a day and figured I got the just of it. 🙂

I will be sharing the projects over the next week, so here is a card that I made, which I put together for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week.

MFT Sketch #327 #mftstamps

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I did add some extra sequins for my card just to bring in some more of that gold from the rub on at the top. The alphas came with the kit as well and they are American Crafts.

I hope you like it!

Entered into these challenges as well:

4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenge: Inspired by a book or a movie (For the Roses by Julie Garwood – one of my faves)

Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

In the Pink Challenge blog: Flower Power (& lots of pink)

Creative Fingers Challenges: Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack- Anything Goes