TOB: November

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I know not everyone celebrates but we do here in Canada and my son was an avocado! Of course he was happy with all the candy he got but it was really cold here! There was ice and snow in some areas!

On to this month’s challenge for Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

Another great mood board for you!

Inspired by the green and the witch, I did a fun ink smooshed background and then used my Recollections stamp and die set for the witch, sentiment and black cat. Some glittered ribbon and just a small piece of DP and a few enamel dots to finish off.

Don’t forget to stop by the blog to play along with us this month and to see what the rest of the DT has created.


Hey everyone!  It’s family day here in Alberta.  Just spending time with the family.    Our new challenge is up at Use Your Stuff.  Our challenge is to use Hearts on your project.  This is such an easy challenge I am sure!

So in honor of our challenge and of family day here in Alberta, I created this layout of me and my brothers.  One of my brothers lives in BC so it’s hard for the 3 of us to get to get together.  Those time are few and far between.  This one was taken about 5 years ago.


I just used some scraps from my stash to create this.    The wooden hearts, flower and the wooden butterflies I covered over with my smooch spritz.  The flowers, button and the Love die cut were also from my stash.  I also added some bling for a bit of sparkle.

Just a simple layout today but I hope you like it.  Blue and pink for boys and a girl 🙂

Make sure you stop by the blog to check out the rest of the projects from the DT and to play along with us this week.  We would really like to see what you create!

Holiday Party

I am so excited to bring my first hosted challenge for Use Your Stuff! My challenge this week is SNOW!  We want to see anything having to do with snow on your projects, snowflakes, snowmen, snowfall, winter fun, etc.

For my project I did a layout of a picture of my DH and I during one of his company Christmas parties.


The DP is from Echo Park (this and that) and Fancy Pants (Home for Christmas).  I added in a few embellishments from My Mind’s Eye as well as Bo Bunny.  I added in some wooden snowflakes that I had.  Some I painted white and added some shimmery spritz, and some I just left blank.  My little tree I added some glossy accents to as well.

I hope you enjoy it and please stop by the blog today to play along with us in this challenge.

Entered into these challenges:

Scribble & Scrap: Anything Goes

Jo’s Scrap Shack: Anything Goes


Hi Everyone! Another quick post today for our challenge at Creative Corner Challenges.

It’s been so busy with work and my son ill again (an infection in his finger this time and some visits to the doctor and chiropracter to help with a gait issue) that it’s amazing I’ve had time to craft this week!

Our challenge is Clean and Simple also known as CAS.  This is a challenge to use less and less embellishments and papers on your project.  The least amount the better.  This is always a challenge for me because I love to embellish.  However, I am thrilled with how this card turned out.  I used a sketch in the March/April issue of Papercrafts magazine  and its just a fabulous one.

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I just used a couple of scraps of paper in my basket and the butterflies were sent to me in a swap.  They were regular corrugated cardboard and I misted them with my smooch spritzes!  The pearls are from my stash and the sentiment is K Andrew Designs

I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog to see the other DT creations and also to join in on the challenge this week.

Happy Crafting and Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Keep Calm & Sparkle!

Morning all.  Survived another Monday and I’m one day closer to Cuba..woohoo.

Well we are back to work at the Use it Tuesday blog and we have a new challenge for you.  We want you to sparkle and shine.  Show us your projects with it could be bling, gems, pearls, stickles, glitter, anything that stands shiny! 🙂

Here’s my project for you today.  It’s a wedding card with a matching envelope.  I went to town with my smooch spritz on this one.  The Mr. & Mrs. is cut with my Sweethearts cricut cartridge (I believe) and the pearls are from my stash.  I actually cut it in half because I have a love/mostly hate relationship with these big blingy things..they never work for me.

I hope you like it and stop by the blog to see what the rest of the DT have for you this week.




Entered into these challenges:

Creative Creations: Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft Challenges: January Blues –Monochromatic Blue ( I hope there is enough blue in this)

Eureka Stamps: Make it Sparkle

Unstampabelles: Use one or more dies (no stamps rubber or digi)

Crafting When We Can: Favorite things (my cricut and smooch spritz! )

Glitter & Sparkle: Anything Goes

The Paper Players: Love is in the Air

The Squirrel and the Fox: Party Time

Crafty Mess: show some sparkle/bling








Kitty Kiddles

Well, today is my son’s preschool orientation!  I can’t believe he’s in preschool already.  Seems like yesterday that he was just a baby in my arms.  Doesn’t every mom say that at one point or another??LOL

Well fall is around the corner and you know that means Hallowe’en will soon be here.  My little guy is going as a pirate this year! 🙂  You need to hop over to the Digital Delights blog and check out the most adorable new halloween digi’s that Wendy has created! Oh they are so darn cute!  Today I am using Kitty Kiddles.  

She comes in a black and white as well as a colored image.  I also used the new Ghoulish sentiment set for this as well.

It’s a little hard to read but it says I may be Cute but I still Bite 🙂

The DP is just some scraps I had left from KI Memories.  The ribbon was in my stash and was in a swap I did last year.  The spiders are from the $$ store.  Aren’t they fun??  I did some distressing on this and added some smooch spritz in Gingersnap as well.  The image I colored with my copics.  Just a fun little card.  Make sure you visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT have for you to celebrate this fun  new release!


Now that we have you in the Halloween mood head on over to the Delightful Challenges blog where this week’s theme is of course Halloween! There is a $10 gift voucher up for grabs from the Digital Delights store and you can pick up these cute images for yourself!

entered into the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door: anything goes

Cutie Pie Challenge: No flowers!

Challenges for Everybody: anything goes

No matter which challenge blog: anything goes

Christmas time in the city…

It’s such a snowy day here in Calgary today.  Definitely home bound.  I am working on days 2-4 of my Tim Tags which I will be uploading later.

In the meantime……

So CARDS magazine (Northridge Publishing) is having a challenge to make Christmas Cards this week. Last week the challenge was non-traditional colors, so I thought I would just continue on.. I love this. I do this all the time so I want to share a few I created.

This one I did for my stampin up card class.  The stamp is Winter Wilma and I have had it forever! Did a lot of misting with this one…(I’m all about the misting these days)

Entered into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps: Christmas Cards

Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Christmas

Dream Valley Challenges: sparkle (got a little bling and my mists have sparklies in them)

Pan Pastel UK: The great outdoors

Now I had some of that brown paper left over so I created another card using it

I did embossing on this one with my gold embossing powder.  LOVE this will the teal!

Entered into:

Creative Inspirations: Paint..Felt (the snowflake is felt)

Let’s Ink it Up: Christmas

Craft Your Days Away: Buttons or bows

One Stop Craft Challenge: Let it Snow

And lastly

I just love the purple and white with this one!

Entered into:

I Did it Creations: Flowers

Scrappy Frog: use kraft cardstock

Paper Players: Non-traditional Christmas (colors or stamps)

I hope you enjoy these!

Trick or Tweet

hey there everyone! happy Friday! It’s a new challenge at the Poodles Parlour for you this week.  We are being sponsored by Karen’s Doodles! We have a fun Halloween theme for you this week, so make sure you stop by the blog to see the great DT inspiration and to play in the challenge!

Here is mine this week!

We used Karen’s image (isn’t this cute) and the DP was sent in a swap.  I did a little border punching and after I cut out the focal image with my spellbinders I popped it with some spritz smooch and pop dots! I colored with my copics, added a bit of ribbon, some spooky spiders and a few brads for just a pop of color.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along!

Happy Halloween

Good Morning!  I feel like I have been up FOREVER! My little guy is sick so he had a rough nite and I am not even sure how much sleep I’ve had….

Today is the Sponsor Spotlight at Lollipop Crafts and we are highlighting Meljen’s Designs! Love her images as I’m sure you know!  Here is a little Halloween Card I cooked up

I used some DP that I received in a swap from the PaperCraftPlanet Anything Goes group.  My partner sent me some awesome stuff!  I added a bit of baker’s twine from Whisker Graphics. I colored the image with my copics and then I spritzed it with some Smooch spritz in Cashmere, Candleglow and Ice Rink.  I am really loving my smooches right now!  I sewed the button right onto the card and the sentiment is from some vellum stickers I have had forever! I also have a bit of paper piercing on there as well.  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by tomorrow as I am part of a big Halloween/Fall blog hop and will have a couple of new projects for you!I have entered into the following challenges:

Meljen Designs: Halloween

All that Scraps: Anything Goes

Crafting for All Seasons: Fall flowers/pumpkins

Crafts and Me: Use a Digi

Divas by Design: Button Up (use buttons)

Fresh Brewed Challenges: Pumpkins

The Pink Elephant: Trick or Treat

One Crazy Stamper: Halloween or Fall

I did it creations: Halloween

Stampin B’s: Halloween

Crafty Cardmakers: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes & Ribbon

Pretty Little Ribbon: Anything Goes

Fab N Funky Challenges: Diecut/Punches

Anything Goes Challenges: Anything Goes

Crafty Ribbons: Spooky Creations

Paper Crafting Journey: Die cut/Punches

Clear it out: Halloween

Paper take Weekly: Anything Goes

Ribbon Carosel: Anything Goes (with spooled item)