80s Lady – Southern Girls Challenge

Hey everyone! I’m happy to be doing my first post for the Southern Girls Challenge! I recently made the Design Team and am super excited to be a part of such a wonderful group.

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Our challenge for you this week is called ” We All Love a Little Metal Now and Then”.  In case you didn’t guess, the challenge is to use metal on your project!

Here’s mine


These photos were from the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival from 2016.  It’s was an 80s theme – right up my alley!  I used a bunch of different papers from my stash, as well as a ticket that I created at Crop & Create 3 years ago from Vicki Boutins Layers class! I thought the colors worked with this layout!.  My metal component are some metal brads in my clusters, as well as a cute little metal clip!  I’ve not used brads in awhile, so it was nice to break them out again!

This layout was also created for my August SCT 365 Class!  I’ve missed a few months so I’m going to be working  backward a bit to catch up!

I hope you like the layout.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog here to play along with this week’s challenge.

If you are interested in the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 356 Class you can check out the deets here. 


CCCC – Be a Unicorn

Good Morning!  It’s still crazy smoky here in Calgary due to the BC wildfires.  We have an air advisory warning and its like giant campfire cloud over the city.

Our new anything goes challenge is up at Color Crazy Craft Challenge today.  This week’s sponsor is Oddball Stamps!

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I’m using this adorable stamp called Magical Pile of Cute!  It most certainly is!  My goal was to make this a simple card as I am sending it to my Baker’s Dozen partner, so it can’t be too thick.  I colored the image with my copics.  I then took my glossy accents to all of my unicorns and added Wink of Stella to the horns.  I also added some Nuvo dots to the pom poms of the sprites.  The DP is just from my stash and I thought it was fun and whimsical to go with the stamp.   I hope you like it and drop by the blog to see the rest of the DT projects and to play along with us.



Perk Up! C4G challenge

Morning Everyone!  We just got back yesterday from a week of camping out at Big Knife Provincial Park which was great fun – except for the wasps!  My poor son got stung 3x!

That fits right into this week’s challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz – Get Well Soon!  I’m sure my son could use a Get Well Card!



Today’s card pairs an image from Kraftin Kimmie designs with some Stampin Up Designer Paper.  I have just a bit of this coffee paper left and I think I am going to make up a batch of cards to get it finished.  The stamp is called One Cup at A Time, and I use it a lot!  The sentiment I printed off of the internet and then added some hearts with my little heart punch.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to join us for this week’s challenge! Can’t wait to see what you create!


Hello Walt

Hello Monday Peeps!  Have you stopped by the UYS blog today? Our new challenge is up!  This week we are using triangles!

So I decided to go with a layout today because I really wanted to try a background die cut.  I came across this one from Bits and Pieces .   which I uploaded to my Cricut Explore Air and then cut out.   I thought it would be fun to do a Disney Layout and back the pieces with my Disney papers.  The actual diecut is called Shattered Glass but it has some fun triangle pieces to it.


I used DP from Simple Stories & Echo Park, as well as their embellishments.  The sentiments are die cuts from Stampin Up and the internet.

I hope you like the layout and feel free to stop by the blog and play along with this week’s challenge!


Entered into these challenges:

Bitten by the Bug: (must use cricut) Travel/Vacation themed

Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes



Buggy Hello

Hi all.

I am in a group on Splitcoast Stampers called the Baker’s Dozen.  We swap a card with a partner for 13 weeks… I think we are on round 17 (I joined in on round 13) 🙂  This is the first card that I sent to my partner.  I just got some distress oxide inks and wanted to play around with them a little bit.

The stamp is from Your Next Stamp and the sentiment and bling are from Stampin Up.  I really liked how it turned out and I hope my partner likes it too 🙂



Entered into these challenges:

Crafting by Design: Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner: Tropical Colors

Double D Challenges: Don’t Bug Me (Use a bug)

Simon Says Stamp: Make your own Background



A Warm Joy

Have you stopped by the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog yet?  Our new monthly challenge is up….

Normally when you think of Christmas, you think cold and snow…this month, we want you to think WARM!  Use warm colors on your project

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…reds, yellows, oranges.

This was a bit of a tricky one for me.  I scoured all my Christmas stuff and I didn’t really have anything in those warm colors. Then I happened upon some sheets for a Simple Stories album…since I don’t do mini albums, I decided to cut the sheets I wanted to create my card instead.  One of those sheets was this really cool star die cut in a glitter cardstock…I thought this would make an awesome layer.  I did some fussy cutting on another sheet for the flowers and then I picked up a new die cut earlier this year, that I haven’t used yet.  It’s from Penny Black called “Joy to the World”.  I wanted to add a bit of orange in there so I cut it out of orange glitter paper and added just some plain orange ribbon from my stash.


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head to the blog to see the rest of the DT inspiration and to play along with us!

Enjoy the Good Life

Are you ready for another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge?  This week, it’s all about the R&R…our theme is RELAX!

I was a bit challenged for this one, as I didn’t really have much for guys relaxing…..until I remembered that I have a Cricut Explore Air!~  Blowing the dust off, I found some fun images to cut out…

I’m using this cute one from the Fun in the Sun cartridge…I did a bit of finagling as I added some chalk to sort of define his shorts and his sunglasses!  I paired it with the Lakeside DP from Pebbles (yikes 2012!) and the sentiment I found online at deesdesigns as a freebie (thanks Dee!).




A few little bling from Stampin Up and voila!  Enjoying the day!  I hope you like the card and please stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with and to play along with us…can’t wait to see what you create this week!