Thursday, November 16, 2017


Good morning!
I am the hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week 
and I have a really fun challenge.
A Recipe challenge.

Challenge #377 - Recipe
1 Bow
2 colors
3 snowflakes.

I love these kinds of challenges but have to be honest, that I struggled with this one. Hopefully this clean and simple design still does some justice for this challenge. I would like to try it again when my mojo is flowing better and share the results of that one with you too.

The red and purple colors were chosen because while out shopping today, I saw someone with a shirt this color. The snowflakes have Wink of Stella on them, wish you could actually see it as it adds a little pop to the them. Everything you see here is from Stampin' Up.

Wishing you an amazing day! Thanks for sharing in this card and please come and join us for our latest challenge.

Monday, November 13, 2017

A Sweet Friendship...

Good morning! I am excited to share my card for The Project Bin. Once again, I used a sentiment from #bff Stamp set. 

Friendships are a true blessing and when you are struggling in life or just need a boost, your friends can bring such joy to your soul.

Be sure to join us at The Project Bin for more inspiration.
Thank you so much for joining me today.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Presents

Hello friends! I would like to take a moment and remember our fallen soldiers and the soldiers that continue to keep our country safe. We will never forget and I am very grateful for your sacrifices that were made and continue to be made.

Today, we have a brand new and fun filled challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts. We are on Challenge #219 - Fav Color Combo. I would like to thank our wonderful sponsor this week for letting me use this image. My daughter Kaitlyn had blast coloring her up on our coloring afternoon.  
Prize: 3 Images

Right now my favorite color combo is black, white and red, it is so bold.
The image above was colored using Copic Markers. Stampin' Up items include: Corner punch, circle/square stitch die, dazzling diamonds, paper and embossing folder. The snowflake embossing folder is from Cuttlebug and the pearls are unknown.

We would really love to have you join us over at Creative Knockouts

Have a great day and remember to smile.

Thanks For Your Kindness

Good Morning! How is your week going? My week is full of some ups and downs but crafting has helped with some of the down moments.

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks our one and only Nance is our wonderful hostess this week.

Challenge #376 - Give Thanks

Love this challenge because it always makes me take just a little extra time to think about everything that I am grateful for. Today, I am grateful for little moments of clarity to help solve struggles we are going through. Nothing like a cup of java or tea to help you think and process life. It snowed here and it was sunny, so I tried to create my space where I was sitting. Such an awesome stamp.

Above I wanted to show my dazzling diamonds for the snow, looking out my window.  My walls are green and the sun was shining beautifully out the window. It was so quiet. Copic Markers were used to color the image which is from Your Next Stamp. The sentiment is from Verve and the paper/punches are all from Stampin' Up. Enamel dots are also from Your Next Stamp.

Thank you so much for joining me; hope to see you again.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello! It is a little snowy here and looking a lot like Winter. 
I have some exciting news to share with you.
Today is my first post being part of  The Merry Christmas Christmas Challenge team!
So stoked to be part of the team, thanks for having me.

We are on Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Our challenge blog start every Wednesday.

Every year, I always says that my Christmas cards will be made earlier than the last and it never happens. So this next year it really truly is going to happen.
It was such a blast to color this cute image with copic markers. The pattern paper is from Echo Park Papers, and the papers are from Stampin' Up.  Out came the dazzling diamonds, enamel dots and ink from Stampin' Up. 

Please come and join us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Have an amazing and beautiful day!

Monday, November 6, 2017

You Can Make *Me Laugh*

Good morning! Happy Monday!
It is super exciting share with you my second DT creation for The Project Bin!

I had a blast working with another sentiment from the Stamp set #bff
There are times when the last thing you want to do is smile
when you are sad or angry but then someone ends up putting a smile on your face. 
This is a perfect sentiment to send them a little thank you for making you smile.

The card above is very clean and simple. 
It is made with Stamp set #bff
Die-namics MFT, Enamel Dot's YNS
Stampin' Up Paper Whisper White, Early Espresso, Kraft, chocolate chip ribbon
Lime Twist - Life of the Party
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Paper piercing tool

Be sure to come and join us over at The Project Bin for more inspiration!
Thank you so much for joining me today!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Snow, Snow, Snow!

Good morning! The start of November is a bit blustery as Winnie the Pooh would say. We have had snow and freezing rain on Halloween and last tonight, making the roads very slippery.

It is 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday and that means we have a brand new challenge for you. Our talented hostess this week is our one and only Leanne.

Challenge #375 - Sketch
It has been quite a while since us chicks did a sketch and Leanne has made a fabulous one for us. It sure got the creative juices going. It was really hard for me to decide which items to use, so this sketch you will see some more of.

My card above was made with snowflakes as looking outside yesterday that is all we could see. So out came my snowflake brads that have been sorely neglected. Christmas pattern paper by Echo Park Papers, Early espresso brown and the glitter paper, circle punches, circle dies, snowflake die and the word snow die are all from Stampin' Up. The brown snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.
My friend Ang, helped me with this creation as she has never made a card before and was fascinated by the whole process. She broke out the pencil crayons and started coloring too.

I am wishing you a fantastic day and please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

See what? A Turkey? Who Me?

Good morning! Today is an exciting day for me, as I get to share some really fun news. A brand new challenge blog starting today! It is called A Crafty Gals Life and lucky for me, I get the pleasure of being part of the design team.

The cute image above is designed by Tammi Lynn and you can buy them at her shop Here. We are on Facebook as well so look us up.

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Super excited to share my card with you this month. The above card was made using A Crafty Gals Life Digi and colored up using Copic Markers. The Dies/punch from Stampin' Up and Gina Marie Designs. The pattern paper is from Autumn Splendor by We R Memory Keepers, the solid colors are from Stampin' Up, pearls, pop ups and linen thread . It was really fun layering up the papers and rounding the corners in this this design.

It would be a blast to have you join us for our very first challenge over at A Crafty Gals Life.

Thank you so much for joining me for this exciting news and to see the card. Wishing you all a very, very happy November 1st. Have an amazing day :)

Monday, October 30, 2017

In Case No One Told You Today...

Good, good morning! I have some really exciting news for you this morning!
It is such a blessing that I have been given the opportunity to design for

My first post is using a stamp from the stampset #bff
The above card was made using Stamp set: #bff, Stampin' Up paper, stitched shaped dies, and Spring Flowers Embossing folder. First Edition Craft Flower Dies. 
Wink of Stella, leaves and pearls finish it off.
Be sure to come and join us over at The Project Bin Blog and then enjoy some shopping at 

Thank you so much for sharing my first card for The Project Bin with me.
Have an amazing day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Beautiful You!

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Today is 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday, which means a brand new challenge for you to play in. Our crafty hostess this week is Lori and here is what she would like you to create

Challenge #374 - Polka Dots

The card above was a blast to make. I used flowers to highlight the dies and the image. The image was stamped and then the pattern paper was fussy cut to fit the image. The white dots were suggested by Leanne to add a little pop. It has been a long time since I have broke out my white pen, sure glad that it worked.
As you can tell I got very happy with the Polka Dots. I really like them. All of the paper, embossing, and stamps (Beautiful You) are from Stampin' Up. The first layer of dies are from Spellbinders(Labels Eighteen) and the die the image is stamped on is from Gina Marie Designs. The flowers are Prima Flowers.

Thank you so much for joining me today. We would love to see you at 4 Crafty Chicks.


Have an amazing day!

Pumpkin Dumpling

Happy Thursday!
We have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts!

Challenge #217 - Halloween

Our sponsor for this week is Digital Delights
Image:  Pumpkin Dumpling
Thank you so much for letting me color up this cute, cute image.
Prize: $5 voucher

My card above was made for my grandson Emery's first Halloween.
It is a clean and simple design and hoping Robin and Summer like it.

It was colored with Copic Markers
The paper (basic black, pumpkin pie, and elegant eggplant) 
embossing folder and web doily are from Stampin Up.
Pop-Ups and Pearls are unknown brands

Please come and join us at Creative Knockouts for another fun filled challenge.

Have an amazing day!
Happy Halloween to those who celebrate!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Travel has been...

Hello! Welcome to my blog. The weather is not slowing down for being all over the place. We had a really beautiful day on Tuesday and it quickly changed when the wind picked up and caused so much damage across our province and to the province of Saskatchewan too. Major fires people evacuated, trains blew off the tracks, rooves coming off some buildings, trees down and semi's overturned on the high way. Hoping the weather settles down to a peaceful quiet for a while.

I am the hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.  We are on challenge #373. I love paper, colors, textures and pattern paper is just so fabby. The problem is sometimes, I think it is too pretty to use and next thing you know I am hoarding it.  Let's break it out and use it.

Challenge #373 - Use 3 Pattern Papers

A clean and simple card using Soft Suede and River Rock for the solid paper. The pattern paper is from Indie chic "ginger" My Mind's Eye.  Love the oval stitched dies from My Favorite Things, and the flower die is from Poppy Stamps called Wild Rose Bud. I dug out a neglected stamp set is from CLOUD9 Design Simple Thoughts - Travel that talks lots about vacations and travel. It was stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks. We would love to see your work.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Lovely As A Tree Thank You!

Hello and welcome to my blog! We had a very quiet Thanksgiving but really enjoyed chatting with everyone on the phone to catch up. Our week has been a good one, our son Tristan popped in for a quick visit, our son Robin sent us some pictures and video of our grandson who turned 5 months yesterday. It was nice to catch up with my bible study group yesterday too.

We have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Our crafty hostess today is Nance. Her Theme for us this week is FALL. This is I have finally decided my favorite time of year while making this card. 


Stamp - Lovely As A Tree, Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.
Paper: Stampin Up - Early Espresso, Whisper White, We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor
Accessories: Pearls, oval punch, daubers, pop-ups.

Come on over and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks

Thank you for joining me today! Have an amazing day, filled with tons of smiles.

Halloween Candy Corn

Good morning! The weather has been a little unsettled the last few days. Yesterday, it was sunny earlier, then cloudy and next thing we know it was raining but the temperatures dropped and felt like it just might snow. I am truly hoping that the snow will hold off for quite a while.

We have a brand new challenge starting today over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #215 we would like to see Clean and Simple.


The images on the front of my card are digi's from Oddball Art who is our sponsor this week. I would like to thank them for letting me use Halloween Candy Corn, it was so much fun to color up and fussy cut-out.

Prize: 3 Images
Images: Oddball Art
Paper: Stampin' Up (basic black, pumpkin pie, elegant eggplant)
Accessories: Copic Markers, pop-ups, embossing folder (Stampin' Up).

We would really love to see you at over at Creative Knockouts. Our team has fabulous creations for inspiration too.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing my newest card with me.

Have a phenomenal day!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thanks to Your Kindness...

Hello, friends! Have you had a good week? My week so far has mostly week wonderful. I had a visit from a friend, saw one friend briefly and was able to skype with Lori. This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I would like to take the time to thank everyone who supports my blog and me in my life's journey.  My life is so blessed with all of my family and friends.

Thank you so much for joining me today, for my brand new DT card for 4 Crafty Chicks.  A big hello and welcome to our Hen House Natalie (Crafty Natalie's Blog). Natalie is our Guest Designer for the month of October.  Our hostess this week is Leanne from Banking on Crafts. For Challenge #371 she would like us to create an Easel card.

My card above is a first for me. It is called a Twisted Easel card and was really a blast to make. My only frustration was it took me 3 times to not glue the first layer all the way done, only half is glued down so you can do the twist.  It is a fun challenge and had me thinking out of the box. Love challenges like this.

Items used: The pattern paper that was used is from Just Dreamy 2 by Christy Lyle & Zoe Peam  "My Love". All of the other paper/pattern paper/embossing folders are from Stampin' Up. The dies are from Stampin Up Framelit circle collection, Gina Marie's Stitched Star dies, Poppy Stamps Small Garden Sprigs and a bird punch from Stampin Up.

Please come and join us, we would really like to see your inspiration.

Have an amazing day! Smiles and hugs are coming your way.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Flopsy In The Rain

Hello! Yesterday, was a great day with beautiful weather, talking with friends, bible study and even a few hours out with my hubby. Today, will be another good day, although laundry is a must.

We have a wonderful challenge over at Creative Knockouts for you this week. First I would like to thank Crafty Sentiments Designs for being our sponsor this week and for letting me create with Flopsy in the Rain. The image is super adorable.
Challenge #213 - Lots of Layers

It was so much fun to breakout my new die set from Gina Marie Designs, my embossing folder from Stampin Up as well as the papers. The enamel dots are from Your Next Stamp and the image was colored using Copic Markers.

Prize 3 Digis
Come on over and join us. I know I would love to checkout your creations. My fabby teammates have wonderful inspiration for you too.

Have an amazing day!