CCC: September

Hey everyone! I’m here to remind you that our sketch challenge at Christmas Craft Creations is going strong and you still have time to enter!

We have a prize for you this month as well!

This month’s prize is Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad stamp set (pictured above). The prize winner will be picked randomly from among those entrants who have followed all the rules. Rules are in the side bar on the blog if you need a refresher.

I’ve had this owl paper for a long time and I had these little winter owl stickers and I thought they would pair so well together!

The design team has some amazing project inspiration for you on the blog so be sure to check it out and leave them some love!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

TMS #610

Howdy everyone! We are halfway through June if you can believe it! Have you been over to the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog yet? Here’s our new sketch!

I really liked the look of this one and it’s not a pattern that I would do on a regular basis so it was nice to be outside my comfort zone a bit!

I chose to rotate mine to a horizontal view. I’ve used all papers and accessories from my stash as I was trying to clean up my desk so that I can start some new projects. I love the purples together and again, it’s not a color I work a lot with!

It’s time for you to play along with us and the DT has some amazing takes on this week’s sketch so be sure to stop by and leave them some love!


And we are off and running with this week’s sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches .

Of course the DT has created some awesome pieces for you to be inspired by. Here is mine for you!

As I am slowing making my way through my old SCT samplers I used the August 2018 one for this card. Using the My Bright Life Collection by Pebbles. I also added in a pink doily from my stash as well as some black twine and some enamel dots also from my stash. This is a great sketch to do an anything kind of card.

Be sure to stop by the blog and show us what you created with this week’s sketch!

TMS # 577

Hey everyone! Tuesday is here and so is our new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you.

Here is this week’s sketch!

And here is what I did with it!

This is a great go to sketch crafters! It’s a simple one and at the same time you can embellish it up as you want.

My sentiment is from Craft Addicts who I really love and buy a lot of stamps and dies from. I think I’m going to send this one as a just because card to my BFF because it really is us!

I believe the paper is from my stash box and it is some Simple Stories as is the diecut. The ribbon is just from my stash.

The Design Team has some more great inspiration for you so don’t forget to head over to the blog and see them and of course leave some love!

Happy Crafting!

TMS #575

Here we go folks! The first sketch of October over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

It’s a pretty one!

I have another fun fall card with this one.

The DP is from my stash. The die cuts I used are the swirly scribbles from Stampin Up. I added some sequins from my stash and a sentiment from Our cute little owl there is from Michaels. I have a big pack of them so he may show up on another project!

Head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to play along, we can’t wait to see what you create.

Do you Want to Build a Snowman….

Ya, we are into Tuesday.

Have you popped over to the Cardz4Guyz blog yet?  This week’s challenge is up – it’s SNOWMEN!  Yeah!

So I have been trying to use up bits and bobs that seem to be all over my desk as of late.  So for a fun challenge, I only used things for this card that were within arms reach and I think that it turned out really well.


The DP was in my scrap box and the image was one of the ones in my image box  ( I do a lot of image swaps with my FB group!).  I did a bit of coloring on the snow man and then added the sentiment and some red enamel dots.  Not a fancy card but a lovely one just the same.

I hope that you play along with us over at C4G!  I can’t wait to see what you create!


Color Crazy#41

I’m not sure how my dates are getting mixed up folks, but I’m late with this posting! My apologies!

Our new anything goes challenge is ready to go at Colour Crazy and our sponsor this week is the awesome Ching-Chou Kuik.

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I’m highlighting a really cute digi called Toadstool HeadToadstool Head and this is a really versatile one.  It could be used for any occasion, as you will be able to tell when you head over to the blog and see the DT creations for you!

Myself, I chose to do an autumn card.  I colored her in autumn hues with my copics and then added a bit of wink of stella to her head wings and legs.  The DP is just from my stash and then I cut out a few leaves with a punch and tucked them in behind with a tag and some fun burlap for a bit of texture.

Head over to the blog, to check out the rest of the great DT inspiration and to play along with us!


C4G -Bugz!

Hello one and all!  Did you head on over to the Cardz 4 Guyz blog yet!  It’s a great challenge…It’s all about the bugs!

Get out those images or pics of your favorite creepy crawlies and let us see them!  Absolutely any insect ( sometimes even non-insects like slugs, snails and spiders).

I know it’s still August, but I just felt like making a Halloween card!  So I created this fun little guy using an image from my Cricut Air


The DP is just from my halloween stash and then the little sentiment is a rub on from Tim Holtz.  I added some glitter to his hat buckle and then a few enamel dots to finish it off.  I think he looks more cute than creepy but it totally makes me smile.
Can’t wait to see what you come up with this week!


80s Lady – Southern Girls Challenge

Hey everyone! I’m happy to be doing my first post for the Southern Girls Challenge! I recently made the Design Team and am super excited to be a part of such a wonderful group.

Our Sponsor this week is

Our challenge for you this week is called ” We All Love a Little Metal Now and Then”.  In case you didn’t guess, the challenge is to use metal on your project!

Here’s mine


These photos were from the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival from 2016.  It’s was an 80s theme – right up my alley!  I used a bunch of different papers from my stash, as well as a ticket that I created at Crop & Create 3 years ago from Vicki Boutins Layers class! I thought the colors worked with this layout!.  My metal component are some metal brads in my clusters, as well as a cute little metal clip!  I’ve not used brads in awhile, so it was nice to break them out again!

This layout was also created for my August SCT 365 Class!  I’ve missed a few months so I’m going to be working  backward a bit to catch up!

I hope you like the layout.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog here to play along with this week’s challenge.

If you are interested in the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine’s 356 Class you can check out the deets here. 

Deer in the Forest

Happy July 1st!  Here in Canada it’s CANADA DAY!  Woohoo!  It’s hard to think of Christmas when the sun is shining and we’re planning summer vacation, but we do have a new challenge up at the Christmas Crafts All Year Round blog today.  Our theme this month is Christmas Trees (or any trees really, as long as there is a winter/Christmas theme to the project).

As I tackle the never ending battle that is my stash, today’s card is made from things that I’ve found within arm’s reach of my desk…..I’m actually quite pleased with how this turned out!


The DP was just in my scrap box, so I don’t know who it is by.  I want to say My Big Ideas, but don’t quote me on that.  The stamp is from the Merry Patterns stamp set from Stampin Up.  The tree and deer die cuts are from Creative Cottage….I’ve had them in a drawer forever and this is the first time that I have used them!  The dots are from..wait for it…2008 Cloud 9 Designs Mixed Christmas collection!  OMG!~  I popped up one of the trees and one of the deers just for some dimension on the card.

I hope you like the card and it’s never to early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects so I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with us this month!