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.


Up Up and Away

Hello all!

A little chilly here in Calgary this morning.  Fall is definitely here.  **sigh** that means a long winter is just around the corner.  Until it gets here I still want to think of warm weather and sunny days.


Our challenge for you this week at Use It Tuesday is one I just love.  Odds, Ends, Scraps & Pieces.  It’s time to clear off those little bits and bobs off of your scrap desk!  We all have them, those little left over bits after we create other projects, my desk is full of them for sure!

So I created this fun birthday card which I just love!


The blue piece is one of the few card starbursts I had left..I have had those forever!  The stars were just hanging around on my desk from other projects. The stamp set that I used for the balloon is the What’s Up colllection from Hero Arts.  I’ve had it for awhile but never cracked it open.  I really like this image and will probably create more with it.  The paper banners were just some scraps.  I did a little bit of embossing and added some glossy accents to the colored balloons.   The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up.

I hope you like it and please stop by the blog to see the other DT inspirations and to play along with us this week.

Entered into these challenges:

C is for Challenge: boys or men

Make it Monday: anything goes

Crafty Catz: Anything goes

Frosted Designs: Add Texture

Southern Girls Challenge: Sing, Sing out Loud (Up, Up and Away by the 5th Dimension)


A sponsored Challenge at Sarah Hurley

Hey everyone!

This week on the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog we are lucky enough to be sponsored by GallimaufryUK  digi kits. GallimaufryUK is the work of Penni Taylor, a fantastic scrapbook digi designer. She creates beautiful kits fthat are great for  digi and hybrid scrapping with papers, elements, alphabets, word art and so much more. Every kit is truly an inspiration. Please check out her blog and her store for lots of great products and inspiration!

The Design Team was given her Bloomin’ Lovely kit to work with and oh wow! The images on this are soooo pretty! Perfect for all your spring and summer layouts, whether you do digital projects or not~!  I don’t make digital layouts but I had such fun printing off these elements to use for my cards and layouts. You need to stop by the SH blog to see all the great DT inspiration for you!

Here is the card that I made for the summer themed challenge.  I know my card says Happy Spring, but believe me, here in Calgary Spring and Summer are pretty much the same thing..LOL you don’t get a lot of distinction when you have snow up until May!

I printed off the balloon, flowers and grass and then cut them out.  I added a bit of inking to the balloon and some stickles to the flower to add a bit of dimension.  The DP is also from GallimaufryUK.  I added a bit of fibre to accent the grass and the sky and some little letters that were given to me in a swap.  I am looking forward to seeing your entries into this week challenge, it runs until June 12th so you have lots of time to enter!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Creative Craft World: 3 or more flowers

Divas by Design: Florals

Fab & Funky: Whateva (and they are having a DT call too)

Truly Scrumptious: Summery Sparkle

A spoonful of Sugar: Flower Power

Paperminutes: Something in 4’s. (I have 4 flowers)

Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes