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I killed a kit!

When I was at crop & create a couple of weeks ago, I got a kit when I attended Vicki Boutin’s cluster class.  It was just a small kit, made up mostly of the Moonstruck collection from Pink Paislee.  I finally put that puppy to bed.

Besides the 3 layouts ( 1 Single & 1 double from the class) I managed to get in another single layout and 4 cards.  I probably could have stretched another one or two cards as I have a few die cuts and some of the rub-ons left and one 3.5 x 5 strip of paper! LOL However, I called it a day and figured I got the just of it. 🙂

I will be sharing the projects over the next week, so here is a card that I made, which I put together for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week.

MFT Sketch #327 #mftstamps


I did add some extra sequins for my card just to bring in some more of that gold from the rub on at the top. The alphas came with the kit as well and they are American Crafts.

I hope you like it!

Entered into these challenges as well:

4 Crafty Chicks: Flowers

Craft Rocket Challenge: Inspired by a book or a movie (For the Roses by Julie Garwood – one of my faves)

Crafty Girls Creations: Anything Goes

In the Pink Challenge blog: Flower Power (& lots of pink)

Creative Fingers Challenges: Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack- Anything Goes


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A bright sunshiny day

That unfortunately does not seem to be something that we are going to have here in Calgary today.  It’s still a bit cloudy and cool today.  The last vestiges of winter are still lingering around.  I wish they would just go already.

Today’s challenge at Use it Tuesday is All About Spring.  It’s time to break out the flowers, the bright colors, the sunshine, all the good stuff.  As always you need to use up some of your stash so make sure you let us know in your post what you used.

I finally have used up all of the Lil Sprout collection by Crate Paper so here is my final project.  The stamp set is one from my stash that I don’t use enough by My Favorite Things.  It comes with its own sentiment as well.  I just used my spellbinders and inked it up with some Tim Holtz ink.  The bling is from my stash as well. I hope you like it.



Please stop by the blog to enter this week’s challenge and to see all the rest of the great DT projects we have for you this week.

entered into these challenges:

365 Cards: Time’s up…create a card in 20 mins.  Mine took 13.

Oozak: anything goes with spring

3 scrappy gals: spring

One stop craft: recipie 1 image, 2 embellishments (pearls and paper piercing) and 3 pcs of designer paper

2 sisters challenges: spring/easter

Fussy and Fancy: spring days



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Ginger Snap Scraps Day 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the Ginger Snap Scraps Blog Hop.  I hope that you have been enjoying yourself so far and checking out all of the talented ladies.  If this is your first day hopping, you want to head over to Ginger Snap Scraps and start with yesterday’s post so you don’t miss out on anything!  You should have arrived here today from Paula’s blog.  (I’ll post the entire blog list at the end of this post today).

To help celebrate Cory’s new adventure opening her store, a bunch of us have got together to create projects highlighting some of the great (and totally familiar) names that she carries.  Even better she has some of the best prices that I have seen in an online store ANYWHERE!  Did you know she has Cricut cartridges on for $35 and less!

On to today’s project.  I have another card for you.

I found this really cute stamp from My Favorite Things!  I had forgotten I even had it but it is just so darn cute!  I colored her with Copics (did you know Cori sells copics for $6.99 each! that is such a steal!)  The DP is from the Cosmo Cricket Clementine line.  A little bit of twine (she has wicked colors from The Twinery) and some border punching.  I did all my inking with Tim Holtz’s distress inks (again great price and great colors.  I actually had to pick some up that I didn’t have myself).  The flowers are just some I had in my stash so not sure where they came from.

To celebrate, I am offering a $10 gift certificate to GSC so that you can pick up a couple of great items of your won.  To enter, you have to leave a comment on both today’s and yesterdays blog posts.  You don’t have to be a follower, but I would love it if you were and I’ll give you an extra entry to play with. I’ll draw the winner on Monday April 9th and announce it here on the blog so make sure you leave me a way to contact you please.

Thanks for stopping by and now you are off to visit Vicki to see what great project she has for you today!

Here’s the blog list for you

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It’s the Club CK Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the “Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!” Blog Hop, hosted by a talented group of ladies from Club CK. The blog hop runs from Thursday August 26th until Sunday August 29th.  You should have arrived here from Megan’s blog, but if you didn’t please go to the beginning of the hop to Stephanie { akaVirtually Froggy} and follow the blog hop in order. Everyone on the  blog hop from beginning to end  has a secret word that you need to collect, which spells a phrase.  This phrase will make you eligible for the grand prize. The details for grand-prize entry are posted at the start of the blog hop. You won’t want to miss it!
So our theme for this hop is sort of that transition period from where summer is just sorta ending and fall is right around the corner..**sigh**.  I live in Calgary Alberta, it always seems like summer is late to get here and fall and soon winter come too early! So I wanted to celebrate the last few days of summer with this card.  I chose this digital image from Kiki-Art which can be found here because I love the sentiment!  Living here where it seems to be winter for over half the year, you yearn for the sun..
I created this card using the new  line of Kiki-Art papers called ‘Sunny Bay’ which are found exclusively in the Scrapbook Magazine! Head over to your local Chapters, Indigo, Barnes & Noble etc and make sure you pick it up!  These papers are phenomenal!  They are sooo bright and cheery and just scream summer! I printed off the digital stamp and then just colored it with my copics!
I also have a giveaway for this blog hop!  One lucky winner is going to win these goodies..
My Mind’s Eye Paper Kit-Abbey Road
Quick Quotes Ribbon/Brad combo
Imaginisce Flowers-Lucy Bird
My Favorite Things Stamp-Tea with Flopsy
All you have to do is leave a comment and it would be great if you would become a follower too!  I will draw a winner on August 30th so make sure you leave me a way to contact you!  I hope that you have enjoyed my part of the hop and now you are off to Natalie to see what kind of fun project she has for you!   And I’m sure you are waiting for my word for this leg of the hop….it’s MORE
Happy Scrapping!