TMS #674

Check out this lovely sketch for this week’s challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

So I’m jumping on the autumn/Christmas bandwagon here and created a fall themed card, even though I’m desperately trying to hold onto the last remnants of summer!

I started out with the paper. I received it in a swap and thought it was really nice and so I used that to inspire my card. I added a strip of gold glitter paper from my stash and then the tree is from a cricut die cut that I did awhile ago and sits in my fall box. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, and then some enamel dots from my stash to finish it off. I also added a layer of brown twine just for something extra.

Be sure to stop by the blog and check out the amazing projects from the rest of the DT and be sure to play along with us! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Dragonfly Dreams

Hey everyone! I am really excited to announce that I am a member of the Dragonfly Dreams Design Team.

Today is our April Challenge! Our theme for you is Critters! You can create whatever you wish, as long as you have a critter on it!

Here’s my card for you this month!

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For this card I did a lot of mixing and matching! The DP is from Lawn Fawn, the image is Your Next Stamp and the little window is from Taylored Expressions! The enamel dots are from my stash. I did a little bit of ink blending behind the window.

I hope you will stop by the blog and check out the rest of the DT creations and also to play along with us!

TMS #571

Well, that’s it. The long weekend is over here in Canada and that pretty much marks the end of summer for us, and we can start looking for the falling leaves, cooler weather, heck, yesterday we had hail! Welcome to Canada!

On a brighter note, Tuesday Morning Sketches has a new sketch up for you to enjoy!

The DT has done some really great things with this one!

Here’s mine for you!

I actually started with the embossed leaf background as the inspiration. Then I dug into my scraps bucket for some fall themed colored papers for the circles and then used one of my very first spellbinders dies to cut them out. The truck was cut out of a 3×4 card (a great way to use those cards!) and then I added some little leaf die cuts and enamel dots from my stash. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog and leave some love for the rest of the DT….

TMS #566

Wow…Tuesday crept up on me this week!  Been so busy with work and the long weekend here in Canada, I didn’t even realize it was Tuesday yet again.

Our challenge is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches!  

I just went with some scraps from my box for this one.  I believe the paper is Simple Stories.  I did some fussy cutting for the florals and then the sentiments is the Honey Bee Yippee triple die and then some Taylored Expressions.  A few Nuevo Drops and we are done like dinner.  I’ll be sending this out to my partner for the SCS Bakers Dozen!

Come play along on the blog and leave some love for the rest of the DT!  See you there!

You Are Simply Fabulous

Hello my peeps!  I’m sharing a card that I created for the Festive Friday Challenge this week.

So you take a minimum of 3 items from the list and use it on your project!  I love stuff like this!

Here’s what I’ve got.

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I really love how this turned out.  I’m trying to incorporate more mixed media into my projects so I thought this was a great start.

The three I picked were: ice cream, watercolor and pattern (polka dots).  I used some distress oxide inks for the water colored background and then I cut the ice cream cones out of some left over Dear Lizzy paper that I have had for AGES!  The polka dot piece is just a scrap and then I finished it off with some enamel dots from my stash and a Taylored Expressions sentiment strip that I cut in half.  I hope you like it!

 

Crop Projects

Hey there…I wanted to share with you today some of the projects that I had been working on for the last week.  These were for the challenges on the Scrap Shotz Facebook page for our online crop for International Scrapbooking Day which was on the 2nd.  You can find the Scrap Shotz store here if you want to look around

 

The crop was Music themed, so our projects corresponded with songs!

This was a layout for the the challenge You’ve got a Friend In Me…a project about friendship.  Taken a few years ago at a bucket list concert I attended, were these pictures of my friend Amy and I at Rob Thomas (one of my very favorite singers)

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This layout was a bit of a stretch for me because it involved mixed media – not my forte.  The song was Leaving on a Jet Plane…it was the last challenge of the day and it was to use some mixed media and the sketch provided that Brande created…a really great one!  i was actually surprised at how well this turned out for me.

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This one was  Eye of the Tiger….the challenge was to use a stencil!  I found this old stamp set when I was cleaning up my scrap space and the stencil is actually from Emerald Creek Crafts.

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Circles by Post Malone was this challenge – use circles on your project!  I broke out my Taylored Expressions die for this one, which was perfect!  I also did a bit of circle stenciling in this one.

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For ‘the Final Countdown” we had needed to complete an old project…I chose this layout that I had created in a Vicki Boutin class for Crop and Create probably about 3 or so years ago, I think the first one that came to Calgary,  that I hadn’t added pictures to yet.  Love this! (excuse that black line in the bottom right…it’s my headphones cord)

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So that’s an idea of some of the challenges and projects that we worked on….if you get a chance to participate in an online crop, go for it…it’s great fun and it really gets the creative juices flowing….

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

WCMD with MFT – Challenge #2

Ok, here is challenge #2 for My Favorite Things World Card Making Day challenge.  

 

Challenge 2: DIE-NAMICS DESIGNS

Our noon challenge is all about die cutting. Put your stamps and inks away for a bit because you won’t be needing them for this challenge. Create a card that features 100% die cutting for a chance to win our noon prize.

Enter your card by 10 pm EDT on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Winners will be announced Monday, October 9, 2017.

Ok luckily you don’t have to have MFT products to play along (because for some reason I don’t own any..oh the horror!).

I made a simple thank you card for this one.

 

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The background die is from Taylored Expression and the Thank you I cut 5 times and layered together.  The die is from YNS. I also added some glossy accents to the sentiment.  The DP is just from my stash.

I hope you like it.  I’ll be back later on with challenges 3 & 4 🙂

Just Because

Wow, here we are and it’s almost the end of August! Raise your hand if you think this summer is flying by! Soon it will be time for fun fall projects! 🙂

In the meantime,  head on over to the Brown Sugar Challenges blog and check out this week’s challenge!  We are being sponsored by Melonheadz!

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I was pretty excited because I’ve never worked with Melonheadz images before and they are just so cool!

Our theme this week is to try something new! It could be a new stamp, scrappy item, technique….

For me, I decided to use a new die from Taylored Expressions that I’ve had for a bit but never used!  I also received this new DP from a swap that I did recently.

 

 

I think it is a fun little card and I hope you like it.

Also, we are having a Design Team Call!  You can check out all the deets here! 

 

 

World Card Making Day!

So this is the first time in a long time where I am able to participate in World Card Making Day!  I am going to be surfing around blog land trying to find challenges to do!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps has a weekly challenge to help celebrate…it’s holidays! Create a card for any holiday and bonus if you use their sketch of the month (which I did of course!)

 

 

So I decided to do a Halloween card!

 

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Zelda the Zombie!

I have a lot of Halloween supplies but don’t do near enough layouts or cards with them!  I used the KKS stamp Zelda Zombie for mine…the paper and embellishments I don’t know the manufacturer for as I just have bits and bobs in my folder!  The die cut is Taylored Expressions though!  It’s a fun little die and this is the first time I’ve used it!  Crazy!

I colored with my copics of course!  I’m still learning coloring so pardon the not so smooth look!  LOL

I hope you like it and I hope you are playing along with challenges today!

Thank you for your Service

It’s the long weekend here in Canada.  Almost my entire house is sick.  Yuk!

Our new challenge is up at Red Carpet Studio this week.

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The theme is to create a Memorial Day (for our US friends) project….perhaps it is something that you do over the long weekend, like picnics & fireworks, camping…is it the theme of brotherhood and family, or do you have a special someone that serves in the armed forces.  We want to see what you create.

 

As well, we have a wonderful sponsor, BUGABOO STAMPS!

 

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As a Canadian,  I am given many rights and privileges that would not be possible without those that serve in our armed forces.  For that I extend my most humblest and sincerest thanks and admiration.  Without you I could not be a free me.  For my project this week, I have chose to honor those who serve.


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Now of course I did it in Red and White 😉  The image is Bugaboo’s Kidlet Army which I think is just adorable.  I used my Taylored Expressions die for the white background.  The red star behind the image is a Spellbinders.  The Stars and sentiment are from Stampin Up.  I hope you enjoy the card and please come by the blog and play along for a chance to win.

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!