December Daily

Hello everyone!  It is with a heavy heart that I write this post.  It is sad to tell you that Use It Tuesday’s last challenge will be with this challenge.   After 3 years the blog and the team has gone through many personal and professional changes and have remained a close family.  The team has decided that the blog deserves much more love than we are able to give at this time.  We have enjoyed inspiring you each week and we hope that you have enjoyed it as well!

Our last challenge for you is WINTER AND HOLIDAYS

I wanted to share with you the first page in my December Daily.  I have never done one of these before but thought that it might be fun to give it a shot.

Meet Sam!



Sam is our Elf on a Shelf!  We just got it for this year.  Another new tradition!  The paper is from Echo Park (and we all know how hard it is for me to part with my EP!  The other little bits are just from my Christmas stash.  I am having fun with this…adding layers and pages.  I’m sure I will be showing more as we go along!

I hope that you will stop by the blog and play along with us this week and to say goodbye to the team!  We have some wonderful inspiration for you this week.


Vintage Santa

So an Elf on a Shelf named Sam arrived at our house last night and my son is thrilled!  He thinks that Sam is so cool because he keeps moving all over the place.  I think this is just the funnest thing and can’t wait to see what kind of mischief Sam gets into as he keeps an eye on Riley for Santa.

Speaking of Santa, I have a new project for this week’s challenge at Use it Tuesday.  It’s an anything goes challenge, so lots of fun to be had…just make sure you tell us about some older stash that you used for your project.


I have some pieces from my Lost and Found Christmas set from MME.  I added this old vintage image that was in my embelly box as well as a bit of twine and some sequins.  Not a heavily embellished card but I am on a clean and simple kick which of course for me is unusual!

I hope that you will join in our challenge this week.  We look forward to seeing what you create!

What Was I thinking??

Oh do we have a wickedly fun challenge for you today at Use It Tuesday.  It’s a little thing we call What Was I Thinking??? There are so many ways to interpret this challenge….was it some designer paper that looking back looks so ugly you can’t believe you paid money for it, is it an embellishment that you have no idea how to use, or maybe it was a wacky hairstyle or clothing from when you were a teenager…anyway you look at it, we want to know about it.

For me, it’s all about the flocking!  I had bought a bunch of this in different colors and yet when I used it, it looked really clunky and ugly and didn’t seem quite right.  Then after a little research on You Tube, I realized that I was doing it totally wrong.  Not even close!  Now, I see how fun it is!

I created this card to mail out for a group that I belong to.  We do cards for obscure holidays and mine is Yellow Pig Day 🙂  There are not a lot of embellishments because it has to be mailed out.

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The DP is just some little pieces I had left over.  A tad of ribbon and a little border punch.  I hope you like it and I hope you stop by the blog to see the other great projects and to enter this week’s challenge.

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

Happy Crafting!

1st Birthday Presents

Ahh another Tuesday has crept up already.  We are having more rain here in Calgary…nothing like the levels of flooding we’ve had but still enough to put a bit of a damper on the Stampede this year.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Toronto right now as they experience what we have been going through.. and NO! You cannot have Mayor Nenshi! 🙂

Use it Tuesday introduced you to our new DT for the term and today we are debuting their first DT projects.  Some of the faces are familiar, others are brand new so make sure you stop by and welcome them.  While you are there, you should enter this week’s birthday challenge! Everyone is always creating a birthday something…tag, layout, card, present….it’s a great challenge to enter!

I have a layout for you this week.  Another one of my favorite subject ..Riley of course.  It’s crazy that I am still working on his first birthday since he turned 4 last week!! Yikes!



The DP is from my stash.  I think it came in a swag bag for a crop I did years ago.  I cut out the 1st and birthday using my cricut cartridges that don’t seem to see enough play time these days.  Should really work on that!  The charms are from my stash as well as the chipboard letters for PRESENTS….even the photos are old as they are from Riley’s first birthday!

I hope you will play along with us this week, and don’t forget to welcome the new DT 🙂


happy craftin!

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



Merry Christmas

Yay for Tuesday!  It’s our new challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.  Our theme this week is All About Christmas/Hanukkah.  Create a project using some stash items with this theme and upload it to our blog!  We would love to see what you create.

Here is my card for you.  I got the idea from a Create magazine from last year I believe.  I loved the look of it and knew I wanted to try it.


I didn’t use any DP this time around, just some red, green and white cardstock.  The sentiment is from my stash…Hero Arts.  The tree was created using a Making Memories Twinkle bauble set from last year and some button and yarn from my stash.  A really simple card and I hope you like it.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created for you.

Entered into these challenges:

Hiding in my Craft Room: super scraps Saturday (use your scraps)

Speedy & Friends: Christmas (use Red & Green)

Crafty Boots: Christmas

Cupcake Craft Challenges: Christmas

Forever Friends Challenge: Christmas Cards

Simple Thank you

Hey all.  I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the last little bit.  My whole house is sick including myself and I’ve been busy with work so I have not had a lot of free crafting time.

We have a new challenge at Use It Tuesday this week.  It’s time to break out those stamp sets that you’ve bought but have yet to use! You must have at least one.  If you’re like me the challenge is to figure out which one you want to use!  For my DT card this week, I went with Stampin Up’s Faith in Nature stamp set.  I had used the THANK YOU sentiment several times but never any of the other stamps.  I decided to use the Pear in this one.


I paired it (heeeheeee pun intended) with the Basic Grey granola paper and then just some ribbon and pearls from my stash.  I actually heat embossed the image and the sentiment for this card for a bit more texture.  I hope you like it.  Don’t forget to stop by the blog this week to see the rest of the DT projects and to enter our challenge!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Also, we are still having our DT Call for the January -June 2013 term.  This is a great DT for anyone that has tonz of stash and wants to use it up!  Here’s the post with all the deets!

Entered Here:

Crafty Boots: anything goes

Lollipop Crafts: Be Thankful

My Craft Spot: Showing Gratitude

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

Pile it On: anything but a Christmas Card

Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks

the Squirrel and the Fox: anything goes







Merry Christmas

Hello All!  Back to the creative grind again after a successful weekend at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival.  I got a lot accomplished in terms of new Christmas Cards for my upcoming craft fairs, had a lot of fun with my friends Kathy & Lisa and the swag bag was amazing.  I will post that a bit later.

It’s a new challenge at Use it Tuesday this week. Our theme is all about Orange…we would like you to create a project using orange in it.  It could be halloween, thanksgiving, or anything else.  In my case, it is Christmas! 🙂

I challenged myself to make a Christmas card with the unconventional color of Orange here we go.  All the DP is from my stash.  I am thinking I have some BG Jovial in there from a couple of years ago.That tells you how long I hold onto all my paper…LOL  The image is from my image bucket and is Stampin up.  The snowflakes were originally plain chipboard and then I covered them with glitter and added bling.  The lacy ribbon and twine are from my stash as well.  I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will stop by the blog and check out all the really great projects we have for you this week.  Don’t forget to enter the challenge and be sure to let us know which stashy or hoarded items you used for your project!

Entered into these challenges:

Fashionista Challenge: anything goes

Christmas Cards All Year Round: non traditional colors

Allsorts: Autumn Colors

One Stop Craft: anything goes

Lady Anne’s Challenges: anything goes

Paper Pretties: fall inspiration (I used fall colors for a Christmas card)

Songbird Challenge blog: build me up buttercup (need to have yellow as a main color)

Pile it On: Holidays

Amusing Challenges: fall colors

Simply Create: anything goes

Everybody Art challenges: glimmer/bling

Just Keep On Creating: Christmas

Cards Galore: anything goes

Totally Papercrafts: Christmas

Poodles Parlour: anything goes

Cute Card Thursday: Got Glitter

Inspire me Friday: anything goes

Basic Grey Challenges: Sparkle

An Autumn Thank you -UIT Challenge #41

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It was Thanksgiving over here in Canada on Monday so it was a busy weekend for my family as I had 2 dinners to attend as well as my youngest brother’s wedding on Saturday.  This whole weekend seems like a big party! LOL

For many of us, autumn is well and truly here.  So, we have a great challenge for you at Use it Tuesday this week.  We are falling into fall and would love to see your Fall Creations!  It can be anything that fall inspires you with, the rich colors, the celebrations, the activities….all we ask is that you use your hoarded supplies to create with and let us know what they are when you post.

Here is my card for you today.


I’m sure you recognize the paper from another card I did. This MME paper is great for fall projects, lots of rich colors.  I used some more of the American Crafts pumpkin ribbon.  The leaves were cut out using my little leaf punches and then the pumpkins and gate were from a die cut swap I did ages ago.  The sentiment is from a Stampin up set that has a matching punch.  I’ve used the punch before but not the stamp set so really loving paring the two together.

I just love the autumn feel of this card! 🙂

Please stop by the blog to see the rest of the inspiration the girls have for you this week and to enter our challenge! We can’t wait to see what you create!


Entered into these challenges:

Fashionable Stamping challenges: Shades of Autumn/Fall

Joanna Sheen Challenges: Down in the garden (pumpkins are found there ;))

Scrappy Frogs: Fall/Halloween

CraftyMess Challenge blog: anything goes

My Sheri Crafts: It’s picking time (use pumpkins or apples)





A birthday wish: Use it Tuesday Challenge #30

Yay! Tuesday!  We have a brand new challenge for you on the Use It Tuesday blog!  It’s so fun and yet hard at the same time…the fun part…USE YOUR SCRAPS…the hard part….NARROWING IT DOWN!  This was really hard for me, so I asked the girls on the DT to help me out by picking a color of scraps to work with because I just have so many…their choice was PURPLE!

And Voila!  Here is my purple card for you!

So I haven’t the foggiest clue where any of that purple DP came from.  It has been in my stash box for so long, it’s not even funny!  The image came from my image box, again, it has been sitting in there forever and was probably part of some swap that I did.  I cut the butterflies out using an old Cuttlebug diecut that I forgot I even had.  I am not even sure I’ve ever used it!  The fibres are from CTMH and I think I bought them when I first started scrapbooking several years ago.  It was my first foray into ribbon…now I’m just a ribbon whore and it has become out of control!  The sentiment is an old rub on that I found in a box.  It’s part of a bunch of birthday rub ons and I’m hoping to create more cards with them.  Bling is from my stash as are the border punch and Spellbinder.  I hope you like this one and make sure you stop by the blog and enter this week’s challenge.  Everyone has some kind of scraps.  Your card doesn’t even have to be fancy…some white space and a few pieces of patterned paper and you are done! Challenge yourself to scrap a certain color like I did, or just close your eyes and pick a piece of paper out and create around it..I’ve been known to do that too.

Entered into these challenges:

cupcake craft challenges: fairytales ( she reminds me of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan)

Paper Playtime: punches and a sentiment

whoopsie daisy challenge: things with wings

Challenges for Everybody: anything goes

the Squirrel and Fox: celebrate the occasion