Thursday, June 26, 2014

For A Speedy Recovery

Good Morning! Well today is the day my kids have been waiting for! Their last day of school! Bring on the summer holidays...woot, woot!

I am so excited to be sharing my new DT card for Creative Knockouts this week.  We are on Challenge #43 and our challenge this week is to MAKE IT MASCULINE!! Our sponsor for this challenge is from Doctor Digi House of Stamps. They have let me use this fun loving image called Mobility Malcolm and it really applies to the Make It Masculine. Thank you very much!!

My dad for the last couple of years has been making over garden tractors to be like this with a lot of pep.  He has not been feeling well for the last month and well I thought that this would be a perfect image to give him.  I totally could see him racing down the street in it.

Stamps: Doctor Digi House of Stamps (Mobility Malcolm) and CC Designs Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Bashful Blue
Accessories: scissors, red pearls, candy
N1, N3, N6, W1, W3, W5, R24, R27, R29, B000, B00, B12, B91, B93, B95, E51, E11, 13, E31, E33, E35

Creative Knockouts would love to see you join our challenge this week. It is fun checking out all of your inspiring creations. Looking for more inspiration hop on over to this weeks challenge you won't be disappointed.

Have an amazing day! Thank you so much for taking a peek at my new creation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Good Morning! We are all doing a happy dance because SUMMER HOLIDAYS are finally here! Yahoo.  After today, the kids can sleep in well for a few days anyway. Thanks to everyone who has helped support us this school year.

We are super excited to be celebrating our 200th Challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  Thanks CHICKS for all the amazing challenges. You never seize to inspire me. Our hostess with the absolute mostess is Lori this week. Still not sure where the time is going but I want to say thank you to Amy for being our Guest Designer this month and inspiring us with her phenomenal designs.

I had so much fun making this card at my mom's.  She is very talented and didn't mind at all that I used up a little bit of her stash.  The flower was colored with the new Cherry Cobbler Alcohol, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Alchol markers. It was fun to added three different pattern papers with strips and the cherry cobbler twine.

I made this card for a friend who loves flowers and is incredibly talented herself at what ever craft she picks up to do.  Right now she loves making those cupcake bouquets.

We would love to have you join us for our 200th challenge this week and show us what stripes inspire in you! It is always fun to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Thanks for poppin in and sharing my new card with me.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Hello and welcome back to my blog! We are almost on the last week of school and with all the tests we have tired grouchy pouchy kids that are counting the days till they can sleep in.  I don't blame them with so many exams to write regular Finals test, Provincial Achievement Tests and Diploma Exams.  It is a lot of pressure and unfortunately they all suffer from test anxiety. Truly I feel for them.

At 4 Crafty Chicks this week it is my turn to challenge you! So for Challenge #199 I would like to see ROUND CARDS! Now this is something outside of my crafting box. So onto Youtube I went and where I found several good tutorials but the best one came from my talented fellow chick Leanne while we were facetiming :) .  Within 5 minutes this card was on the go.  However it took me all afternoon to create this card.

So when you look below please don't fall off your chairs because you are right there are flowers on my card (another stepping outside of my comfort zone)*wink*.  No, it is not your imagination :) It all started with three flowers and well they just kept multiplying. My card is a little smaller as my biggest circle spellbinder is not that big. I also had a great time coloring up this image as I was thinking of Pink and the song Trouble.

Stamps: Brooklyn Babe (Kenny K), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Accessories: Large and Small scallop circles Spellbinders, Large and small circle spellbinders, flowers, silver brads, scissors, gems
Hair: E50, E42, E43
Skin: E51, E11, E13
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Eyes:  B12, B14, B16
Hat: RV55, RV66, C5, C7
Jacket: RV06, C5, C7
Shirt: RV04
Eye Shadow: R83
Lips: R20, R21
Lollipop: B16

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Challenge #221 - Shaped Cards
Crafting For All Seasons - Challenge #79 - "Don't Be Square"
Diva By Designs - More than 3 Layers

It would be a blast if we saw you and one of your creations over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Be sure to hop on over because Amy our GDT and my fellow DT will knock your socks of with some more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and my not so usual card with you! Have a spectacular day!!! I am sending a huge smile your way!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thank you Mr. Policeman

Hi! I know this is a shocker 3 posts in one day! Today, I threw a challenge out to a friend to make a fun card, she picked a KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge.

These images are so much fun and I own quite a few of them but this is my first time ever entering a Kenny K Challenge so I am super excited. I bought this stamp a while ago with the intent to make a card to give to the police officers that helped us out the night of our vehicle accident. So I tried to keep it clean and simple with the image as the focus.  Hopefully it worked.

My creation is below
Stamp: Policeman Digi (Kenny K), Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Vintage-T (We R Memory Keepers), grey
Accessories: Spellbinders Label Eighteen, Framelits Bitty Banners, Yellow Pearls, daubers, Night of Navy ink, night of navy pen, pop ups.
B91, B93, B95, B97
E51, E11, E13, E19, E18
N1, N3, N6, C3, Y18

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew: Challenge #173 - Anything Goes + Blog Hop
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog - Challenge #180 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my newest creation, all comments are very appreciated and make my day! Thank you for taking the time to leave them, they mean a lot. Have an amazing week :)

A Donut For Cocoa

Good Morning! It has been a busy week for me and I am sure for most of you too. School is almost done and of course with beautiful sunny weather you are probably outside walking, gardening, visiting with neighbors that you haven't seen most of the winter. Big yellow just seems to make a person smile. Yesterday it was so awesome to just hear all of the kids playing on our street.  It reminded me of when my kids used to play like that and just how quickly they are growing up.

I am so excited to share this cute image with you from our sponsors this week.  Our sponsor for Creative Knockouts is Sweet'n Sassy Stamps. Thank you for letting me use this adorable image. I love it!! We are on Challenge #41 and this week is a SKETCH CHALLENGE!
Cocoa is below....
Stamp: A Donut For Cocoa
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mombo,Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Mouse: W1, W3, W5
Donut: E41, E31, E59, RV66, R83
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20

I would love to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - #180 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenge - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes with a Twist Layer It UpIt 

It would be fantastic to see your inspiration over at Creative Knockouts.  Looking for more work to inspire you with this sketch my fellow DT's will not disappoint as they have rocked out more master pieces.

Have an amazing day and please remember to smile it just might make someones day! Cheers :)

Hello Baby!!

Hello and welcome back! Last night was a great night as I was able to go to a supper with a friend and our oldest boys.  It was the first sports/music/drama/ volunteer awards night and really an appreciation to everyone for a job well done. The kids dress up and truly made this night awesome with their cheers for everyone.  Not to mention the food was delicious and catered by my favorite cater.

Now onto why you are here.  I have a new DT card for you, created for 4 Crafty Chicks. My talented friend Tina is our hostess-with-the-mostess this week.  Tina would like us for Challenge #198 to make a BABY creation.  I must say a big apology to our neighbor Amy who started last week as our very talented Guest Designer for this month and well I missed letting you know.  Please give her a big warm welcome.

When making this card, I wanted to find something different so I set off to google baby cards. I found so many cute cards made like this with so many different variations of the baby buggy.  My crafting mojo was inspired and well out came the paper, buttons, spellbinders, pearls and sentiment.  It was a quick card and a type, I would like to make more of.  Here is hoping that you like it.
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Whisper White, Bundle of Joy (Echo Park Paper
Accessories: Pearls, buttons, dimensionals, Lacey Ovals, Parisian Accents

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart- Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Love To Create Challenge - Challenge #119 - Make It For The Kids
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge - #163 - For The Girls

We would love to see you come on out to 4 Crafty Chicks to show us your creations and  if you are looking more more inspiration my fellow DT and our new Guest Designer won't disappoint you.

Thank you for stopping by and please have an amazing day!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Christmas in June

Good Thursday morning! It is so exciting to be back with another DT project for 4 Crafty Chicks. My fellow Chicks are having a fun old time creating new inspiration for you. Isn't it hard to believe it is the first week of June already? It will be the end of the month before we know it and then the fun begins, summer holidays. I will treasure this summer even more as my kids will be moving on to grade 12, 10 and 7.  How time flies!

4 Crafty Chicks has a great challenge for you this week by our one and only talented Leanne from Banking On Crafts.  Her challenge to all of you is CHRISTMAS.  This honestly couldn't come to soon for me.  Every year I say "Tamie you need to work on Christmas cards each month"  that way I am not rushing two months before Christmas to get them done.  Awesome Challenge girlie!!

My card is below.  Boy did I struggle but feel it turnout okay. It feels awesome to have my first Christmas card done.
Stamp: Bugaboo
Ink: Memento
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Hello Honey
Accessories: Parisian Accents, Fleur de Lis Rectangles, snowflake punch, gem, dazzling diamonds, glue.
B00, B02, R27, R29, E51, E11, E13, E77, Y13, Y15, Y18, G05, G07, G09

I would like to enter my card into the following fun challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge #98 - Holiday
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes and DT call
I hope that your week is going well and that you have some time to grab a drink and sit down and craft.  We would love to see you over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  If you are looking for more inspirations pop on over my fellow Chicks will not disappoint.

Thanks for popping in and taking a peek at my creation. Have an amazing week!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Good Morning! Welcome to the first day of June.  I can't believe that May went so fast.  One more month of school and then summer holidays.  Yahooo! Some how I have hurt my back which still is not doing good from the accident but it feels real bad right now, tons of pain.  Hoping it will go away soon.

Onto our new challenge for Cards Galore Encore Challenge. Our Challenge for you for June is to use a Digi or a Stamp.  Our awesome sponsor for this month is called Beccy;s Place. They have given me this awesome image called Elephant.  The sentiment is awesome "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been".

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafting At The Weekend - Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog - Challenge #250 - No Design Paper
4 Krafty Girlz - Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

Come on out and show us what our Cards Galore Encore Challenge inspires in you! I would love to pop on over and see your creations!

Have an amazing day! Keep smiling and thanks for popping by.