Today is a Good Day (SGC)

As you are reading this, I am in deep preparation for my weekend crop with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine…although it is actually called the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival, we just call it Carnival!  It’s on Friday & Saturday this week.  My two friends and I have been going for several years and it is one of the 5 crops that we attend yearly!  It’s a big deal! 🙂

Southern Girls Challenge is new today….Team Trace is wanting to see spots!  Spots & Dots is our theme this week!

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My image is from Paper Shelter called Hammock Days.  I colored her with my copics and then fussy cut and laid her out against my embossed dot background.  I added a few banners from some scraps in my stash that had some small dots on them, and then a cute little word tag from Tim Holtz.




A sweet little card for a sweet image.  I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us this week!

Talk to you soon, and happy crafting!


Color Crazy #36

Hello lovlies!  Welcome to this week’s installment of the color crazy challenge!  As always our theme is anything goes!

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I’m using an image called Build a  Snow Scene Quintuplet.  I think this little flamingo is awesome!


The DP is from Michaels called Ice Crystals and also Gingerbread Cottage.  I colored the image with my copics and then added some Wink of Stella to the skates and the hat.  I added just a few sequins and a brad from my stash to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you and I hope you will play along with us!


The Music Moves Me

Hello one and all! I have a new layout for you today to go along with our new challenge up at Use Your Stuff!  This week’s theme is border punches!

I’ve not been using mine regularly so it was nice to pull them out and play a bit.

My layout today is also the March Scrapbook & Cards Today 365 2018  class.  I must say, now that I have committed to doing these classes, I have been finding my love for scrapbooking again, and it’s a nice change from doing cards all the time.


For this layout I pulled out a kit that I had created several months ago for a crop and just never got around to using.  The papers are from Everyday Circus by Fancy Pants, as well as some Simple Stories and Heidi Swapp mixed in.  My border punch is EK Success (and I had to practically blow the dust off of it!.)

The embellishments stars are cut from the DP and I also used a few embellishement and die cut pieces from October Afternoon’s Saspirilla collection (I’ve been holding onto these for awhile now), and some recollections word chipboard as well as some Recollection word stickers.  The washi tape is just from my stash.

I hope you will play along with us on the blog! Can’t wait to see what you create!


Entered into these challenges:

Challenge YOUrself:

Bingo ( I used diecuts, photo with YOU, stickers)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (March) – Anything Goes

Love to Craft Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

The Creative Crafters: Anything Goes

Pause, Dream Enjoy : Anything Goes





The Money Shot

Hey all!  I wanted to share with you a layout I created for the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival hosted each fall by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  It’s actually up on their Facebook Page today!

Registration for Carnival starts August 1st for this year.  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year (the first time in 7 years) as that is the week that we are at Disneyland with our son.  Check out their blog for more information.  This is such a fun time!


I love this layout!  The journaling reads:  : We just have to have that one shot of the singer’s butt that just makes you snap it and say, oh Yeah! That’s the Money Shot”

We can’t help it, whenever we got to a concert we have to take a pic of the singers’s like a bad habit we can’t break!

I want to say the DP is Echo Park, but it might be October Afternoon…

Some of these lovelies include Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw,  Christ Young, Rob Thomas & Keith Urban!



I hope it makes you smile!

Vintage Valentine

Hi everyone!  It’s a new Tag challenge over at Challenge Masters, and this month it’s all about the love, romance and Valentine’s Day.  I had to make some tags for the Kinderstampo Tag Swap and so I thought that I would incorporate both challenges into this…

I am really loving how these turned out.  I love the vintage look but am not the best at re-creating it.  However, once I got started, I couldn’t stop and ended up making 12 of them…here are just a couple of samples.

For these, I just cut the heart shape out using my Cricut.  I then heat embossed it with an  old french script writing background stamp that I had..after that it was glimmer mist time.  I printed off some vintage sheet music from the internet, which I then distressed and ink with Tim Holtz inks for that vintage feel.  The cliparts are from the internet as well.  Just some free site I found by googling.  The rest are just bits and bobs that I had lying around in my stash, pearls, bling,  little fabric flowers, flowers that I bought from the wedding section at Walmart and then just inked and glimmer misted to give a vintage feel to.  I really love how they turned out!  If you decide to make some, please enter my challenge at Challenge Masters so that I can see them!  Click here to sign up to the free forum…

I entered these into the following challenges…

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Bling bling…( it’s not overly flashy but it’s a quiet flashy..LOL)

Crafty Ho’s : Love

Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air

Creative Cowgirls: Love is in the Air

Gingerloft: the color red

I did it Creations: Love is in the Air

Sentimental Sundays: Valentines Day & Sentiment (my second one has a sentiment)

Allsorts: Love Love Love

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love

Crafty Emma: Red & Romance

Ellephantastic: Love & Distressed

Little Claire’s Challenge: Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink, Red, White & Ribbon

Secret Crafter: Valentine

Card Makin Mamas: Valentine

Prairie Fairy: For a Sweetheart

Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love

Raise the Bar: Hearts

Simply Create: Give your Heart Away

Stampin for the Weekend: Valentine’s Day

Tellen’s Place: Hearts

Crafty Purple Frog: Valentine’s Day/Love

Delightful Challenges: Come fly with me (things that have wings) my cupids do 😉

Do You Stack Up: Red Hot

Guylou’s Inimitablitiy: I heart you

Moving along with the Times: Red

paper crafting journey: love is in the air

Penny’s Paper Craft: Hearts Aflutter

Flourishes: Valentines

Oldie but a goodie: No digis & mystical beings (cupids aren’t real are they???)

Papertake Weekly: Anything goes & flowers

If the Shoe Fits: Get your Pink on

challenge up your life: script in the background

AIF: red/pink



Rockin and a Rollin with AiFactory

Amazing how Thursdays just creep up on you isn’t it, but it’s a good thing because that means it’s only one more day until the weekend!  This week’s challenge is Shape it Up..we want to see a card or project that isn’t in the traditional square/rectangle shape.  Hearts, circles, stars, birdhouses..whatever you can come up with, we want to see it.  The DT is featuring this cute little set called Future Rock Star! Love her!  As always with the challenge, we would love for you to use an AiFactory image but if you dont’ have any, so not a problem.  Check out our freebie section and pick one up.  You have to upload your project to the AiFactory Blog by Wednesday June 30 10:30pm EST to be eligible to win this set and a chance to be a guest designer with us.  If you are uploading to an online gallery make sure that you label your card/project with AiF#41 so we can find it easily.

Here is my card this week…I chose to do a circle shape.  I cut it out with my Wild Card Cartridge at 5.5″.  It’s kind of hard to tell but I printed out the stars, colored them with my copics and then added a few layers of UTEE to make them a little thicker and to stand out a bit more.  I printed the sentiment on the computer using one of the 100’s of fonts that I found for free on the internet. Using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, I cut her out, colored with Copics and then inked her up.  I just fed the ribbon through the scallop holes.  I hope you like the card and I hope that you will participate in this week’s challenge.  I can’t wait to see what you do!

Image: AiFactory, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Wild Card Cricut Cartridge,Nestablities, UTEE, Copic Markers, BG patterned paper, Stash Ribbon, internet font for sentiment

Don’t forget to stop by the other DT blogs for some awesome inspiration this week!





and Guest Designer Melanie


Also, don’t forget to stop by the Kiki-Art blog and check out my monthly post this week for a fun altered project!
This week, you’ll find this card entered into the following challenges:
Lexi’s Creations: something old (paper, ribbon, UTEE)
Practical Scrappers: flowers (in the PP)
The ABC Challenge: x is for X-tra dimension (my UTEE stars)
Crafty Creations Challenges: shine (let’s hear it for UTEE stars)
Totally Gorjuss: Sugar and Spice (what could be more than a girly rocker??)
Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings: ribbon border (see that green thing around the edge 😉 )
Meljen’s Designs: Fiber, Ribbon, Lace
Bee Crafty: Pink and Girly
Treehouse Stamps: Color challenge
Sentimental Sundays: Your favorite Sentiment (I love birthday sentiments, beyond the basic Happy Birthday!)
PaperCutzChallenge: Circles, stars or squares (2 outta 3 aint bad;) )
KAH-Wink-E-Dink: Anything Goes