Fall Fun

It is another challenge up at the Use Your Stuff blog today! ¬†It’s Fall Y’all…although here in Calgary, it’s more wintery than fall-y ūüôā

I created this layout using some old Hot off The Press papers that I wanted to use up. ¬†I’ve had them forever! ¬†The title is printed off of the internet and the leaves were done with my ¬†EK Success maple leaf punch! (this is one of my favorite punches). ¬† All the rest of the little embellies are from my stash! ¬†I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to play along with us on the blog this week!20161104_085802


Birthday Blast!

Hey everyone! I am back from our annual trip to Cuba properly tanned and hating the snowy, cold Calgary weather.  It was a great trip where I even had the chance to try some new foods in the forms of turtle and water buffalo.  Both were outstanding!

It’s Thursday today so we have a new batch of inspiration for you at Digital Delights this week. ¬†My image for you today is Birthday Pippin ¬†paired with the Birthday Sentiments set. ¬†I just think he is so cute! ¬†I am using the precolored image but he is available uncolored as well.


Here’s my card today



I used my Hot off the Press 8×8 Birthday set that I have had for several years and paired it with some bling in my stash and cut out a flourish from a sizzix die. ¬†A simple card but I think it is just adorable.

I hope you stop by the blog and check out the amazing projects the DT has for you today!


Baby Boy: A Digital Delights creation

Oh boy! I’m late in getting this up. So sorry everyone. It’s Thursday so the Digital Delights DT has some new inspiration for you this week.

I have a friend who just had a new baby boy. The baby shower is next month so I need a card. I have this little cutie for you today.

The digital image is from the LuvvyBaby set.

It has a couple of different images and sentiments to choose from. You can find it in the store here!

You can also get this little guy as singles and in colored images!

For my card I used the Hot off the Press 8×8 baby papers.I recently found these papers in a drawer so I’ve been using them up. They were in a bag with some HOTP birthday papers as well. I added just a few pearls and then added a bit of texture with a border punch and a little ribbon. The image is colored with my copics and then cut out with spellbinders. I think I am going to make some more of these in a variety of pink, blue and gender neutral. It’s such a cute image.

Thanks for stopping by today and you just have to check out the blog to see all the great projects the other ladies have for you this week! AMAZING!

Entered into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon: dog days of summer (use an animal on your project)

Waste Not Wednesday: always use your forgotten stuff (the 8×8 papers)

Ready Teady Go-anything goes (with a teddy or bear)

Crafty Catz: Anything Goes

Make it Monday: always anything goes

Lollipop Crafts 2 Year Blogaversary Hop!!

Lollipop Crafts is celebrating 2 years of challenge blogging!!!  Wow, doesn’t feel like it’s been 2 years, but it really has been according to the calendar!  Time surely flies by when you’re having fun!!  We have a special treat for you in honor of our marking.  A BLOG HOP!!!   yep, filled with lots of surprises!  The blog hop runs from today August 1st until August 4th.  So if you don’t have time to check out everyone today, you can come back tomorrow and finish the hop.

If you hopped onto my blog by chance, PLEASE head back to Lollipop Crafts blog and begin your celebrating there.  There’s so much going on you don’t want to miss out on fun and surprises.   You should have reached my blog from Juelmarie’s  blog.

In addition to our celebration and blog hopping fun, we have a SPECIAL challenge just for this celebration too.  Hurry though, this challenge ends on the 4th at Midnight PST as well.  The challenge is CELEBRATION!!  Any celebration that is, birthday, anniversary, new baby, wedding and more!  Link up your celebration creations to InLinkz on the LC blog.

Just so you know, there are hidden prizes around the DT blogs, so don’t miss out on visiting everyone and there are 2 prizes on the LC blog – one for a random hopper who leaves a comment on the LC blog and one for participating in the challenge.

As well, just for this hop we have a fabulous guest designer joining us!  It’s Barbara from Forgotten Scraps!  You are going to meet her at the end of the hop!

So I’ve got a great couple of cards for you for this Celebration!  I am not going to tell you who my sponsor is for it!  I am hoping that you can guess by looking at the image!

Leave me a comment telling me who you think my sponsor is, and after the blog hop I will announce and from all the correct guesses, will randomly pick a name to receive a small batch of goodies from me! ūüôā   I am going to be away until the 13th tending to some important family matters but I will try to post my winner before then and the prize will be mailed out when I get back.

This card represented just a personal celebration! I love shopping and anytime I can have the chance to do so, works for me.  If I have to pick an obscure celebration like National Happiness Happens month (people actually celebrate this) I am all for it. Any excuse to hit the mall!

I created this one with some Basic Grey papers I had used for another project.  The image is colored with copics and my sew easy ink stitcher added a bit of faux stitching.  The sentiment is just printed out from my computer.  Ribbon and bling are from my stash.


and card #2

This one is just a fun birthday card.  Who doesn’t love to shop for new stuff with all the gift cards and cash for their birthday! I was working on another project and came across this kit that I had of birthday papers from Hot off the Press.  I had totally forgotten about them.  I am loving the colors so I have started to use them over again.  Again the image is colored with my copics and I have added some big brads, bling and twine from my stash.  The kit came with some word art so I thought it would be fun to add that as well.



Thanks for stopping by! and now it is time for you to hop along.  Your next stop is Mimi who has another great sponsor for you to check out!
When you’re done with the hop, make sure to stop by the LC blog again and say so.  Have Fun!!!

Meet Little Miss Muffet Designs

Here’s what founder Barbara has to say about her new store:

“Little Miss Muffet Designs is the newest digital stamp source on the web created by Barbara from Forgotten Scraps . ¬†This little shoppe was inspired by a house full of Little Miss Muffets and arachnophobes alike. It was opened with a bit of luck and loads of encouragement from friends and
fellow bloggers around the world.  Challenges and inspiration can be found
on my personal blog at Forgotten Scraps and the 2nd challenge opened this week! ¬†Digital stamps, handmade cards & crafts and more can be found in the store… and who know what I’ll add
along the way.  I hope you join me in this new endeavor so come on over and
join as a Follower and watch it grow!”

To begin the celebration, the Lollipop girls were asked to create a card to help Barb celebrate her new store.  I love love love her little monsters digis and so I was very excited to use this one called Monster Love.

The DP is from an old Hot off the Press birthday pack that I had and it just has some great celebration papers in it! I love the purple and yellow combo together with the splash of green!  I colored of course with my Copics and then cut it out in a circle and added it to a scallop that I cut out with my cricut.  The buttons are from my stash!

Make sure you check out Barb’s store and get yourself some of these adorable monsters (she also has freebies!) and don’t forget to play in her challenges as well!

Kinderstampo Tag Swap

So I joined the Kinderstampo’s January Tag Swap thru FB and this month’s guest is Kathy from Peachy Keen Stamps.¬† The theme is Have a Peachy¬† Happy Birthday….so however you want to interpret that.

Here are my tags.  Sort of a tag on a tag.  The DP is Hot off the Press.  I also did some glimmer misting and cut the little birthday cake out with my cricut and added some cuttlebug texture as well as some stickles.  Quite happy how they turned out!