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



Digital Delights August Release

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Yay!  It’s here the new August Release for Digital Delights!  It is also my first post and creation as a member of their DT so I am just really excited!  So this month Wendy has an awesome birthday collection! Oh does this have a lot of fun images….Josh, Josie and Maycee are all here for the fun.  I am only showing you what I was lucky to work with for the release but you absolutely have to stop by the blog and check out what everyone else has for you….oh there are a lot of fun projects!

So my image for you this month is Pressie Josh.  He’s so excited! He just cannot wait to open his present…and I paired it up with the new Birthday Sentiments…

In my ever ongoing quest to use up my stash, I came across a birthday kit that I had bought ages ago from Hot off The Press…it has a lot of fun papers and art to go with it.  I colored him with my copics and did a little paper piercing around the edges.  I added some doodlebug brads, american craft ribbon and basic grey bling.

I really hope that you like my first endeavor with DD and please stop by the blog and see the rest of the release which you can find in the store here…you won’t be disappointed and don’t forget to stop off at the other blogs and leave the girls some love, for many of, this marks our first time out with DD! Thanks for stopping by

Images used:

Pressie Josh

Birthday Sentiments

Old Wine Young Men

Hello and Happy Summer!  We at Digi Haven have a great challenge for you this week.  It’s all about Summer!

Use any FREE digital Summer/Beach/Surf image you wish. The image can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday and the winners will be posted on Sunday.

I went to a scrapbook garage sale recently and in one of my grab bags I got this great set entitled A Drink a Day by There She Goes Stamps.  It went perfectly with the digi I found for this challenge.

Here is my card for you this week.

The digi can be found here.  I colored it with my copics. The DP is pretty old.  I am using more from the pack that I think  is called Grandma’s Attic but I have no idea who it is by.  Look familiar to anyone?? I kept the embellishments pretty simple, just the paper piercing and the little ribbon and just one bling.  I really wanted to focus on the image and the fun sentiment.

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I do and please stop by the blog to see what the other DT has created for you!

Entered into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: Here Comes Summer

Delightful Challenges: anything goes

Do you stack up: Inspired by a movie (Beaches)

Crafty Sentiments: use bright colors

paperminutes: Inspired by a movie (Beaches)

Creative Mondays: Summer

Tammy’s Scrappin Corner: Ribbons or Bows

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes and a Sentiment

Robyn’s Fetish: Anything Goes

Challenges are Opportunities

Today I have this cute little card that I made for a challenge on the Scrapshotz forum.  The theme was encouragement.

The DP is from my stash but I do believe it is a Basic Grey.  The image was sent to me in a swap but is one I’ve used before but I thought it would be perfect paired with the sentiment stamp from K. Andrew.  I won this set called Positive Thoughts.  I have been dying to use them since they arrived and thought that this was perfect.  I sewed the buttons (Fancy Pants: On a Whismsey which I have had forever and not used yet! ) on with some embroidery thread.  The butterflies were part of a bunch of little wooden ones I received from a secret pal.  So I just inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Scattered Straw) and then put some glossy accents over top.  A little white gel pen stitching and voila.  I hope you like it.

Entered into the following challenges:

Lawnscaping Challenge: use Patterned Paper

Simon Says Stamp: show some texture

the Crazy Challenge: Childhood Memories

Amusing Challenges: anything Goes

Great Impressions: Die Cuts or Punches

Lets Ink it Up: favorite embellishment ( I love buttons and also anything I can add ink to, like the butterflies)

Aud Sentiments: Any sentiment

Southern Girls: Diecuts or Punches







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.

Many Thanks

Okay.  So here is the first card from the book.  I’ve also put in the inspiration piece, just so you can have an idea.  I’m not sure I’ll do that for every card because well then,  you’ll have the whole book….I don’t know if Papercrafts would like that, so I’ll put the odd one here and there.

So this is the card from the book

and here is my card

Blues and greens and then the butterfly has just some pinks in it, to set it off.  I am really happy with this card.  I just used paper from my stash so have no idea who it’s by.  I did paper piercing all the way around instead of stitching (I don’t have my Sew Easy yet) and the inking is Bermuda Bay by Stampin Up (which with a few other colors were in my stocking this year) , as is the stamp.  The butterfly came from a butterfly swap I did on the CanadianScrapSwapChat board.  It’s by Robin…thanks Robin:).  My ribbon came in a yahoo swap that I got last week.  I love swaps!

So that is day 1.  Yay me.  I have day 3 done, but you won’t get to see it until Monday because I used the book as inspiration for my Crazy Challenge DT card.  I really am happy with it and I hope you’ll like it too.  Later today I’ll post the Jan 2 card..as soon as I make it..LOL

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges

Allsorts: Thank you

Cute Card Thursday: Thank you

Papertake Weekly: Thank you

Phindy’sPlaceChallenge: Give Thanks with Scraps

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

Craft challenge: Thank you

Mark’s Finest Papers: Use something new (my inkpad is brand spanking new from my stocking)

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Something new plus ribbon

Stamp Something: Something with Glitter (my paper is glittery 🙂 )

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

My Time to Craft: Brand Spanking New



The last commisson card

So this is the last card that I did for the realtor.  I wanted to keep it pretty simple as I’m not sure what style she wants.  So I used my Cricut to cut out the top note die cut and then stamped and embossed on cream cardstock  the Home and Stories stamp from Unity Stamp Company.  I punched holes all along the black shadow piece and then just adhered it to some cream cardstock. Some black bling under the sentiment finishes it off.  Nothing fancy but I think it turned out well.  Hopefully she does too.