TMS #602

Here we are again…another Tuesday and another sketch up at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I love this square card sketch that Melissa has for us this week!

I decided to pull out that cute rainbow stamp/die set that we received from SCT for the Online Card Class and paired it with some paper from the May 2019 Sampler from SCT. It’s from Lawn Fawn. I also added in some Nuevo Drops and the sentiment I stamped in my new YNS Blueberry Breeze Ink!

I hope you will come on over to the blog and see the amazing creations the DT has for you this week!

FF#0063

Hello!  I want to share with you a card that I created for theFestive Friday Creative Challenge!

This is what they gave us to work with and the challenge is to use any three on your project!

Here’s my card, using this month’s Sheetload of Cards from Call Me Crafty Al.  You can find the link here, to see how you too can get these really fun monthly sketches!

Here is my card!

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I managed to incorporate quite a few of the suggestions in this card!  I used some pieces from my October 2018 SCT Sampler…

The DP is from Bella Blvd’s Sweet & Spooky Collection (flowers and polkadots).  The stamped image (green) and sentiment (friendship sentiment) is from Stampin Up as are the inks.  I did emboss the sentiment using some Stampendous embossing powder (embossing).  The die cut is also from Stampin up and the vellum is my last of the Doodlebug!  (I got a lot of projects out of that 12×12 sheet!).  To finish it off, just some bling from my stash (sparkle).

If you want a fun challenge the Festive Friday blog has some great ones and this one is open until the 30th.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

 

Use Your Stuff & Double Trouble Collaboration

On the Use Your Stuffblog today, we are teaming up with Double Trouble Challenges to bring you a double dose of fun!

So the Use Your Stuff challenge is MASCULINE OR FATHER’S DAY.  It’s also one of the challenges on Double Trouble and they have added an extra element of adding a round element to your project as well.  So when you are creating keep those in mind and you can link to both challenges!  Double Trouble also has a random draw so the more of their challenge concepts you use, the more chances to win!

I’m sharing with you a layout of my son and his best friend that was taken a few years ago.  They were just being silly like they do when they are together!

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It’s funny to use pink and flowers on a boy layout but I actually liked how this turned out!

The DP is from My Mind’s Eye.  I added some chicken wire from Stampin Up and I think a few little embellishments from my stash that might be from various other collections.

I cut the title out using my Cricut.

Come play along with us and with Double Trouble…looking forward to seeing what you create!

 

 

 

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 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!

BFF’s

Hello everyone! Welcome to my crazy life.  Sorry I’ve not posted for a little bit.  I’ve been crafting but not had a chance to upload anything for you.  I hope to take care of that this week, as my schedule winds down a bit. 🙂  I’ve been working on some ATC’s for a swap that I am excited to share with you.

Now onto this week’s challenge for Use It Tuesday….it’s all about Friends!  We want to see your friendship creations..it can be about friendship, it can be of your friends, whatever that means to you.

I have a layout to share with you of me and my BFF Kathy…this was taken 2 yrs ago when we attended the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival put on by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  A 2 day crop that is just the most fun.  Lots of sponsors, lots of prizes and most importantly, LOTS OF FUN…as you can see, we love to ham it up!   (My lighting is bad, but the sign says We heart Canadian Scrapbooker) The DP I have had for awhile and it is called Poppy from SEI as are the coordinating embellishments including die cuts, pearls, gemstones and stickers.  The flowers are coordinating from my stash.

I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog as the DT has some great projects (as always 🙂 ) for you to see.546950_10151847091575412_1609912549_n

 

entered into these challenges:

Parade Your Craft: Anything Goes

Paper Playtime: use 3 different papers

Crazy Challenge: Bingo ( I used the line of flowers, punches/dies and pearls)

Unstampabelles: NO stamping allowed…use yr scraps and/4 or old stash

Challenges4everybody: anything goes

Fairytale challenge blog: recipe: something round, something old, gemstone (old is the DP, round is the doily and I have gemstones)

4 Crafty Chicks: Lace (and DT call) (i’ve got a lacy doily)

 

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Today is the start of the November Anything Goes challenge at DigiHaven.  We are being sponsored by Beccy’s Place who is offering a great prize of 3 digis from her store.  For this challenge you can use any digi you want provided it is free!

Here is my card using one of Beccy’s free images

 

Before you get too excited, I didn’t color this one, LOL, it already came that way.  The DP is just some scraps that I had laying on my table so I’m not even sure where they are from.  The sentiment is Stampin up.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to join our challenge this month to win!

 

 

If Friends Were Flowers

I had thought that I had autoposted this yesterday but looks like I had only saved it as a draft. Yikes

It’s a new challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week, and yay! it’s my turn to host. It’s a monochromatic challenge this week. We’re looking for white and one other color on your projects. You can find all the challenge details listed here on the blog.    We are being sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads this week.  The lucky winner will win 5 (five) of Di’s great images.Here is my card this week.

The DP was part of a swap that I did.  My c/s is Bazill.  I colored with my copics of course.  The bling is from the $$ store and the sentiment was sent to me as part of a swap for one of the facebook groups I’m in.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see your challenge project this week!  The ribbon is savvynsassy (the light pink) and my stash (dark pink) and the button was sent to me in a swap as well.

I’m so excited

I have been asked to be the guest designer for June at CRAFT YOUR PASSION!. 

I want to thank them for this great opportunity and I am very excited to be joining them this month.

So today is the first Monday of the month and that means that it is an anything goes challenge!  Who doesn’t love those!  Create what you want and show it off.  All of the challenge details including prizes can be found here.   So for my first challenge with CYP, I am using a great image from Lauretta.  If you remember about a year or so back, I created a card with the saying ‘a true friend tells you about the toilet paper stuck to your shoe’.  I really love this saying and I totally know that my BFF would not only tell me, she would probably try and pick it up herself..LOL  When I saw this image, that saying was the first thing that popped into my mind to put with it.

I used some scraps of the Bo Bunny Gabrielle that I had left over from a layout that I did for Scrapbook Your Heart.  I inked the image with some distress ink and then I colored it with my Copics, followed by some bling action in the form of my stickles and glitter.  The ribbon (Savvy n Sassy) and pearls are from my stash and the toilet paper is well, from my bathroom 🙂 and I attached it with some adhesive.  I hope that you enjoy my card and don’t forget to join us at Craft Your Passion with your own creation.  The rest of the design team has created some fantastic inspiration pieces for you so you don’t want to miss out on that!

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges:

The Emerald Faerie GardenChallenge: lots of bling

Paper Sundaes: Let’s get Sentimental

Sentimental Sundays: Inspired by a Song (Old Brown Shoe by the Beatles)

Crafty Emma: Clean and Simple

Wee Memories: Anything Goes

Card Makin Mamas: Use your Sraps

Frosted Designs: Celebrating Friends and Friendship

Best Friends

Good morning! It’s another great challenge over at The Crazy Challenge this week. It’s all about Friendship…your pet friends, your best friend, you boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever friend you would like to celebrate, we would like to see it. You can check out all the details on the blog here.

Here is my card for this week.

Using a couple of images from our sponsor Digi Doodle Shop, I put together two little girls that are ‘best buds’.  Just like me and my friend Kathy who is going to get this card. 🙂

I used my copics to color the image and then cut out the butterflies using my Stamping cartridge on my cricut.  The DP was sent to me in a swap and I thought it was rather girly and pretty.  The bling is from my stash and the rick rack is from my fave supplier SavvynSassy.  I am loving the tiny alphas these days! hope you enjoy it.~!