Thursday, September 21, 2017

Today belongs to you...

Good morning! The past few days have been really chilly and we had a hard frost here in Wainwright! Even some places in Alberta had snow this week :(. We are hoping to do a ton of work done outside this weekend. 

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks, we have a brand new challenge for you. I am your hostess this week and I would love for you to create something using Fairies!!! I still love watching Tinker Bell movies. Fairies are just so beautiful and some are so very cute.

My card above didn't turn out how I had it in my looked so much different as a CAS. Hope it looks okay. The stamp is one that I have had for many years in my stash from Inkadinkadoo for the fairy and the sentiments are also from Inkadinkadoo. Hope this card is not too disappointing. I used this image as it reminds me of some of the girls in the Tinkerbell movies.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, I would love to see your creations. My fellow DT's have amazing creations for you to see.

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kindness is Compassion

Hello! It has been one busy week but the highlight of it is we have our 4 month old grandson Emery visiting with us and his mom. Our second son had to work so look forward to seeing him this weekend together with his little family. Our oldest son is healing from breaking his pelvis and our daughter is getting used to grade 10 and balancing her sports. Many appointments have kept me busy this week too. So much to be grateful for family, friends and life.

Our beautiful hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is Nance and she has a wonderful challenge for us. It had me thinking outside of the box and how I could try and add several shapes to it. Nance challenge for #368 is Geometric. The card above was made using Gina Marie Designs die, the stitching and quality are just wonderful. Although with the pattern paper I used it is hard to see all of the stitching. The paper is all from Stampin' Up and the stamp which Summer picked out for me is from Hero Arts Clear Design.

I hope that you can stop by and join in our challenge this week. My fellow team mates from 4 Crafty Chicks (Nance, Leanne and Lori) have amazing inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy Life's Journey

Good morning! It was a rainy day here in Wainwright yesterday and the cooler temperatures did feel nice but a shock after the higher temperatures. I actually had to put some socks on and the fireplace.

Today, at Creative Knockouts our sponsor is from Di's Digi Stamp. Our challenge is easy peasy, "ANYTHING GOES". The card above was inspired and everything was picked our by Summer. She is very talented and has a good eye for beautiful things. It was simply a joy to have her create with me. Our grandson Emery helped too with a little noise here and there. Thank you so much summer for helping me out. The most of the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye Indie Chic "Citron", Stampin' Up the brown pattern paper and normal card stock. The stamp is from Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps and the leaves/flower are unknown.

Prize: $12 Voucher
We would love it if you joined us this week at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #211.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this card with me.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Get Well Soon!

Good morning to you! It is hard to believe that we are already on the first Thursday of September. Almost a whole week of school for our daughter has gone by. It has been a beautiful week weather wise here in Alberta but my hearts go out to many across the world the weather and disaster has been horrendous. 

Leanne is our wonderful hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and she would like us use this INSPIRATION PICTURE FOR CHALLENGE #367.  
We are also having a Guest Designer Call for the months of October, November and December. Come join us and to apply please put GDT behind your name.

Right away this paper came to mind for my card and I tend not to have enough get well soon cards on hand. I just went with a very simple layout. Hope you like it.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hello Friend, Grateful for you...

 Picture below is the inside of the card

Hello my friends! Time sure is flying by. This is the last long weekend before our daughter/son goes to school. Our oldest one started school on Monday.

We have a fantastic challenge for you at Creative Knockouts this week. Kelly would like to see you Finish the Insides of your cards for Challenge #209. Excellent challenge for me because I just don't seem to do it enough.  I would love to thank our sponsor for this week from All Dressed Up. They let me use the image called  Follow Your Dream. It was fun to color it up. 

My husband and I went hot air ballooning once and it was fantastic. The landing was a little scary but over all it was worth the champagne at the end.

Prize: 2 Images

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts. We would totally love to see you and your inspiration.

Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping by.

You Are A Gift!

Good morning crafting peeps! I hope that you are having an amazing week filled with tons of laughter.  We are enjoying the last few days before school starts back up. It is crazy to believe that our daughter is going into grade 10 already. It truly has been a great summer.

This month we have 5 Thursdays so that means that our challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks is easy peasy. Challenge #366 is an Anything Goes Challenge and we also pick a Crazy Egg Winner along with our normal winners. The Crazy Egg winner has their very own special badge.  I am your hostess for this weeks challenge.

Be sure to check out my fellow DT's for their inspiration this week.
August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your creations.

Have a phenomenal day!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Miss You....

Where oh where is the time going? We have a few more birthday's to celebrate this month and the start of basketball and volleyball camps. I think I have blinked and missed Summer.  My amazing husbands birthday is tomorrow, we just want to wish him a totally amazing day!

My card above has been made for our brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our beautiful and one and only Lori is our hostess this week for Challenge #365 - Wonderful Washi Tape. So many different colors and patterns. It was a blast to work with the washi sheets again, from Stamping Up! The stamp is from Your Next Stamp.
August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your Washi Tape creations.

Have a incredible day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Knitty Nora

Hell friends! Here is my DT card for Creative Knockouts. We have a fun filled challenge this week and on this card, I use Stamp, Embossing and Die Cuts. Thank you so much to Dr. Digi for letting me use this wonderful image called Knitty Nora. Dr. Digi is our sponsor this week and they are offering up a prize of 2 images.

Challenge: TIC TAC TOE-please use the items in any line-straight or diagonal on your card

Please come and join us for this fun filled challenge it was a total. Blast.

Happy We're Friends!

Happy, Happy, Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday! Today, I am your hostess and my challenge for #364 is to break out your Sequin's.  They have sadly been ignored in my crafting drawers so thought that it was time to break them out and use them again.

Yesterday was a big, big day for someone who is amazing, loving, caring, hard working and thinks of others. My mom is my hero and my hero turned 70 yesterday! I am really hoping that it was a very special day for her and one that she will enjoy and remember forever.

August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your Sequin's creations.

Have a phenomenal day!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Little Bit of Pixie Dust

Today's DT card is made for 4 Crafty Chicks new technique challenge.  Our beautiful hostess is our one and only Nance and she would like us to use the Spotlight Technique for Challenge #363

I see so many beautiful cards using this technique and it was fun to break it out again. My fellow chicks will not disappoint you. Be sure to check out their links below.

It is hard to believe that our grandson Emery is going to be 3 months old tomorrow. Time is just flying by and we just love him to the moon and back. It has been such a blessing to spend some time with him this summer. School is coming so fast and everything will get even more hectic.

August Guest Designer, Lyn!

Please come and join us for a fun brand new challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have an amazing day!

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Hello, my fellow crafting peeps! It is a long weekend here in Canada and well it sure is nice to have an extra day with family and friends.

Today, I have a brand new DT card for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES!!! Easy peasy right, just share your talent with us. We have two amazing sponsors for our challenge and they are listed below.  The image on my above card is from Crafts and Me and is called  Snowdrops

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ £8 digi voucher in store

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize: 4 Images (your choice of 1 image per Artist shown below)
Please come and join us for this fun filled challenge. We look forward to seeing all of your fabby creations. Looking for more inspiration be sure to hop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends to see what my fellow DT's have in store for you. 

Have a fun filled week and thank you so much for stopping by.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Furry Friends

I am back with my second post for today! I am excited to share this cute fun card with you; it is for Creative Knockouts. We are on challenge #205 and Kelly would love to see some FURRY FRIENDS!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is  Kelly -  Prize: $25 + CTMH Gift pack. Thank you so much Kelly for being our sponsor this week.

My card above is made with this cute image. It makes me think of images that my mom just adores with puppies. Something that she would have created in her days of doing Ceramic's. The card is colored using Copic Markers, Doodlebug flowers, ribbon, brads and buttons, Pattern paper (BoBunny, Talyored Expressions), Stampin Up Twine.

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts this week. My fellow DT's have out done themselves again with their furry friends creations.

Thank you popping over to see my card.

Have a really blessed day!


We have an amazing new challenge for you this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. It is mind blowing that we are in the first week of August, "what?". Our beautiful hostess is Leanne and for Challenge #362 she would like us to create something Masculine.  We also have our brand new Guest Designer for the month of August and her name is Lyn from Crafty Lyn's Blog. Welcome to our hen house.

My card above is made using Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Whisper White Stampin Up Paper. The pattern paper is by BoBunny. The stamp I used is from a retired stamp set from Stampin Up called Bareback. I thought it was the perfect image for a masculine card with these colors. It had me thinking of my brother who is a horse nut. I sponged around the image with Cajun Craze ink.

We would really love to have you join us this week with a masculine creation.
August Guest Designer, Lyn!
Thanks for joining me today!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Friendship Warms The Heart!

Oh my gosh friends! How did we get to the last week of July! It is flying by way to fast and for me. Onto the good news. Today is Thursday and over at 4 Crafty Chicks, Lori has a brand new challenge for us.

Girlfriends are awesome and just make our days brighter, are shoulders to lean on and can have treasured memories with. Lori would like us to celebrate Girlfriends for Challenge #361.

Hope you like the summery feel of this card. I wanted to highlight the hearts to tried to make grey/black dresses. The texture is on the black piece of paper and then highlighted with pearls.  

Please come join us to celebrate our girlfriends!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Spring Flower

Thank you for stopping by to see my newest Design Team card for Creative Knockouts. We have a wonderful sponsor this week, that I would love to say thank you too. It was a blast to color up this image. 

We are on Challenge #203 Sew It Up - Real or Faux Stitching. I decided to do real stitching on my card on the right-hand top and bottom. I do believe my sewing skills need some practice. (Hee Hee).
I colored the image with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches (thank you, Lori). The flowers were deep in my stash.

Prize: 3 Images
We are loving our summer holidays so far, one of my favorite time of year. It is so nice to have a break from the busy school year. Don't get me wrong we are still very busy but it is a different kind of busy.  

My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you to see, so please come and join us for this fun challenge.

Have an amazing day :)

Blue Christmas

4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new challenge today, and I am the hostess. I keep seeing all these posting on Facebook saying there are only so many weekends until Christmas which I stick my head in the sand. So I was thinking we should make a Christmas creation but it has to be BLUE for Challenge #360. 

Challenge #360 - Blue Christmas
My card is made using Bo Bunny pattern paper, Stampin' Up paper (Night of Navy and Whisper White) and gems stones. 

Thank you for poppin' in to see my work today.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Celebrate Keepin Cool In The Pool!

Thank you for stopping in to see my latest DT creation for 4 Crafty Chicks. Our hostess today is our one and only Nance. Nance would like us to create a Summer Celebrations for Challenge #359

I am so excited to celebrate keepin' cool in the pool or hot tub (which isn't too hot).

A clean and simple design this week. My image and sentiment are from two retired stamps sets from Craftin' Desert Diva. It was colored with Copics Markers. My pattern paper is from Doodlebug and the purple is from Stampin Up. 

Please come and join us for a fun filled new challenge.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Dance As If .....

Happy Thursday! 4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new challenge for you. Leanne is our wonderful hostess and has a super fun Challenge for you. Welcome to our new Guest Designer Caroline from Caroline's Scrapfun for the month of July. 
Challenge #358 - Stamping - NO DIGI's

This challenge was so much fun. I broke out two retired stamp sets, one from Stampin Up and one from Verve. I used Green and Chocolate brown ink. I used circle punches, a D'vine Swirl by cuttlebug and two unbranded dies. The pattern paper is unknown. The layout of this card is an old Mojo Monday Sketches. 

Come on over and join us for this fun challenge of breaking out your stamps.

Thanks for joining for my second post today!

Summer Lovin'

Good, good morning! We have been enjoying our first week of holidays. The weather has been beautiful so far but very hot. 

We would love for you to join us at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #201 - Summer Fun.  My card above is made with my favorite new little bear. Summer fun means so much to me but spending time by the water is always the best. My image was colored using copic markers and the waves I tried to hand draw. They need some work but it was fun trying it. My stamps are retired from Craftin' Desert Divas. The paper is from Doodlebug and Stampin' Up. 

OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS WEEK IS CTMH  ($25 Gift Pack) Thank you so much!

Thank for stopping by, please come and join us at Creative Knockouts.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

I Love My Puppy!

Hello! Happy Canada Day! We have been celebrating all weekend that Canada is 150 years old. It is a great weekend as our daughter is done school and my hubby is on holidays! One of my favorite time of the year. 

Today, I have a brand new card to share with you for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We are on Challenge #61 and you have two weeks to play our Anything Goes Challenge. The image I used is below with a link to it. It was so much fun to color it up. 

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ 2 Images

** Sponsor 2 **
Prize ~ £6.75 voucher

Come and join us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, we would love to see your creativity.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Dare to Dream

Good morning! School's out for summer :)  Let the fun begin. I am super excited our holidays to begin.

We have an easy challenge for you over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Nance is our hostess this week and being as we have 5 Thursdays in the month of June our challenge is Anything Goes! The above card was made using Gina Marie Designs Ship die, Stampin Up ink (Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie), Memento Tuxedo Black, and Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps.

For some reason, this die cut was making me think of Peter Pan tonight. Sometimes we just need that reminder not to forget about our dreams.

Please join us for this easier challenge.