Get Well Soon

So I’m kinda excited here!  4 Crafty Chicks asked me to stay on for another month as their Guest Designer!  Of course I said yes!  I’m really excited to be doing another month with this great set of ladies!

So our challenge this week is get well soon.  I never seem to have enough get well cards and I am always coming across friends who are feeling under the weather and it is so nice to send a bit of a pick me up!

I got this new stamp set from Stampin Up that I have been wanting to use and so I was surfing around Pinterest and found a couple of cards that caught my eye so I decided to incorporate what I liked best about both of them into this fun little card.


Stamps: Gorgeous Grundge, A Perfect Blend (Stampin up); unknown sentiment stamp

Ink: Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs (Ranger), red (unknown)

Other: copic markers

Paper: Stash

I hope you like this card and please stop by the blog and play along with us this week and to check out the other great projects the DT has for you.  They are also having a GDT call so please apply!  These are wonderful ladies to work with.


Happy Friday everyone! The ending of another week..woohooo!!  We have a new challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.  It’s all about Rainbows.  You can have an actual rainbow, rainbow colors or however you wish to interpret it as long as we can see how the rainbow is represented in your project.

Here’s the fun card I made this week.



I inked teh background just using some Tim Holtz  Faded Denim distress ink and a cloud die cut.  The rainbow is from the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge.  The sentiment is MFT.

Make you stop by the blog and check out the other DT inspiration for you this week and to join in our challenge.


Entered into these challenges:

the elephant challenge: spring colors

moving along with the times: inspired by a song or film (somewhere over the rainbow)

the squirrel and the fox: inspired by a song or film (somewhere over the rainbow)

7 kids college fund: anything goes

2 sisters challenge blog: anything goes




LC: Sentimentally Yours

Good morning everyone! Welcome to another Monday and a new challenge on the Lollipop blog...this week my team is hosting the challenge and our challenge to you is to create a card/project with a sentiment as the focus.

We are being sponsored this week by The Stamping Boutique.  On Thursday Alanna and her team will have all the info on our new sponsor.


Here is my project for you this week…


You’ll have to forgive my poor butterfly, I didn’t notice until the last minute that her poor wing was a bit clipped!

I cut the shape out using my nestiblities.  I don’t usually do circle cards but had fun with this one.  The DP is from Basic Grey and were some scraps I had left over from another project that I did.  It’s the Green at Heart line.  I used my Stamping cartridge to cut out the butterfly and my i-rock to add the little gems.  The sentiment itself came from an old sheet of DP from Around the Block that I found in my paper drawer when I was cleaning it out over the weekend.  Amazing what you find when you clean! Yikes!  I hope you like my card for you and be sure to a)enter our challenge on the blog this week and b) stop by the other DT blogs and leave the girls some love!

Animal Antics

Happy Friday.  If you are looking for the AIF blog hop please scroll below.


It’s a new challenge at the Poodles Parlour this week. It’s all about the Animal Antics.    Bugaboo


is our great sponsor this week and they gave us the cutest images to work with!  I made this adorable baby card for my DT inspiration this week….


After coloring the image with my copics, I inked around it while in the nestiblility.  The paper and little sentiment is from a Hot Off the Press baby 8×8 pack that I have had forever.  The buttons and the twine from my stash as was the bling.  I received the butterfly in a swap ages ago and am glad I was finally able to use it! A little bit of border punching and voila! I hope you like it.  Please stop by the Poodles Parlour blog to link up your own project for this week’s challenge and for all the details on how you can win from our great sponsor Bugaboo!


I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: A Pinch and a Punch (use at least 1 punch)

Do you Stack Up?! : Friendly Critters

Little Red Wagon: Border Punches

Your Next Stamp: Inspired by a Song (Baby of Mine)

The Crazy Challenge :New


Color Me Green

Good day everyone!  It’s Monday so a new Lollipop Crafts challenge for you this week.  I am hosting and my theme this week is Monochromatic! I love the look of varying shades of the same color.  Mine of course is green. It has to be green.

This week we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Designs. 

Really cute images! We’ll have more on them on Thursday for our Sponsor Spotlight.

Here is my card this week.

I colored the image using my copics.  The DP is just some scraps that I had.  I used a bit of a border punch, a flower (to which I added some glitter), a button, some ribbon (Savvy n Sassy) and a ticket that was originally beige and I just inked it green.   I cut the leaf out using my cricut. A little paper piercing and distressing to add some texture and voila!  I hope you  like it

Don’t forget to head over to the blog and enter for your chance to win.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

Sarah Hurley Challenge #45 Colouring

It’s a new challenged at the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog today and this week we are being sponsored by

Yay! Robyn has graciously donated

5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.  A very awesome prize to be sure.  Here is my project this week using Robyn’s best friends bunnies

I cut the tag using my cricut and added a punched border, some inking, my baker’s twine (from my Whisker Graphics win on FB) a button flower, paper flowers and some jute.  The image was colored (since this is our theme after all) using my Copics!  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to stop by the blog to enter your own colored project to win.

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

Easter Challenges

Hello! Can you believe Easter will be here soon, although it is arriving late this year. I’m excited to be going to British Columbia to spend Easter with my parents and my brother & neices..YAY!

So a couple of Easter challenges for you today. One is for Sarah Hurley. You can find all the details on the blog here.  The DT have created some fabulous projects using some great products from Sarah’s store which you can find here.

Here is my DT card this week..

The DP is from Sarah’s store and the cardstock eggs are just scrap.  I cut out the basket and eggs using my Doodlecharms cartridge.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set that I picked up from the Craft it!  A little bit of inking and a bit of ribbon.  A border punch and all is done.

Entered into the following challenges:

ABC Challenge: R is for Ribbon

Creative Craft World: Easter

Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: Easter

Tuesday Throwdown: Spring

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Ohh La La; Happy Easter

the Pink Elephant: Easter


It’s also an Easter challenge at AIFactory this week as well.  You have a chance to win this uber cute digi set

You can find all the challenge details here.  The DT have created some awesome projects so make sure you check them out! I know you’re going to love em.


Happy Crafting!

Embossing with Sarah Hurley

It’s a new challenge at Sarah Hurley this week, and we are excited because we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies – including plenty of embossing folders and dies for the Cuttlebug. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!
They chose a theme of Embossing this week and have given us some embossing folders as a prize! There will be 3 for the winner and one each for 2nd and 3rd place. You can see them on their website here

Here is my card for this week’s challenge

I used some of Sarah’s digital papers for the balloons (which can be found in the store here.  I embossed the balloons using the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder and then raised a few of them with pop dots.  I added some thick twine to use as strings and then tied it with the red twine.  A simple sentiment from Sarah’s store and the card is finished.  The edge embossing was done with my Scor-Buddy.  Just a nice touch I think.  I hope you enjoy this card and don’t forget to head over to the challenge blog to play along for that great prize this week from Handy Hippo!


This card is entered into the following challenges:

Amber’s Crafts & Stuff: Anything goes

Freshly Brewed: spots and dots

Cuttlebug Spot: embossing & embellish with twine

The Shabby Tea Room: Birthday (BTW..check out their blog and enter this challenge, they are giving away fabulous prizes!)

Paper Sundaes: Keep it Simple


A Floral Thank You with Sarah Hurley

So today’s marks my debut as part of the Sarah Hurley DT. Our theme this week is Flowers…
Without further adieu here is mine… (shout out to Lori Padberg.  It was one of her creations that inspired mine.  I loved the simple look of it)
I used some digital paper & sentiment from Sarah’s line which can be found here.

The flower is from my stash and I just inked it up a bit with some red ink.  I did some die cutting as well for the flowers and used the spellbinders to showcase the flower.  And of course some embossing using the fleur de lis embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  A really simple card but I quite like it.  Make sure you stop by the Sarah Hurley challenge blog to get your own flower entries in!  We can’t wait to see them!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: diecuts

Creative Craft Challenge: thank you

Desert Island Crafters: use 3 items from the itinerary ( 2PP, distressing, inspired by nature)

Gingerloft: Flowers

Do You Stack Up: Layers

The Rubber Cafe: Use your favorite Die (I love this new Nestabilities set I got)

Southern Girls Challenge: Flowers