Friday, June 29

I love Christmas!

. . . and I love making Christmas cards!!! So I applied for a position at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long and was accepted!!! Woohoo!!! Read about it here!!! I'm so excited!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! And a super duper long weekend to Canadian friends!!! Happy Canada Day!

Anything goes this week . . .

at Chocolate Coffee and Cards challenge blog!!! Always a favorite challenge!!! Have fun!!
Here's my card.

Thanks Friend
The digi is from the sponsor this week, Crafty Sentiments
 ~Creative Card Crew-easy as 1,2,3 (1 button,2-word sentiment, 3 layers)
~IDIC-no flowers anywhere
~Scrapscene-WIP Monday
~Digital Tuesday-amazing animals
~Papercraft Star-embossing
~Scrapbook Sisters-anything goes
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting/encouraging words
~Charisma Cardz-anything goes
~Inspire Me Fridays-always anything goes

Woohoo, Friday!! And we're just about all unpacked! Last night I worked on getting my scrapping room all organized! Gonna finish it today! Fun!!!
Can't wait to start scrapping and making cards again! I miss it!

Tuesday, June 26

Flutter by, butterfly!

Here's the {PIN}spirational challenge pic for this week! Like it!!

Here's my card I made using the photo as inspiration.
free digi by Melonheadz , the sponsor this week at {PIN}spirational Challenge
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting/encouraging
~Shelly's Images-anything goes
~Sweet Stampin-ribbons and bows
~Dream Valley-things with wings
~Sentimental Sundays-cute/girly and sentiment
~Whoopsi Daisy-things with wings
~Craft Your Passion-things with wings
~Fashionista-winged things

 Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, June 25

Happy Moving Day!

The challenge this week at Love To Create is ANYTHING GOES!!!

Here's my card.

Happy Moving Day
Digi is free at Melonheadz
~Inspire Me Friday-anything goes
I made this card for hubby. I gave it to him on Wednesday because we are moving back to Newfoundland. We are in the process of driving back from Alberta to Newfoundland and are on the road as you are reading this! Maybe even in Newfoundland by now! So, yup, moving for us is TRAVELLING!!!!

Happy Monday!!!!

Sunday, June 24

Let's Go!!! Woohoo!

This week the challenge at Pile It On is to make your own embellishment. I used a digi from the sponsor Bugaboo. I made the little cheerleader a pompom made of ribbon! Cute, isn't it!

Let's Go
~DYSU-inspired by a movie (Bring It On)
~Crop Stop-let's hear it for the children
~Frosted Designs-make own embellishment
~2 Sisters-anything goes
~Craft Your Days Away-teddy bears

Have a happy Sunday,everyone!!

Wednesday, June 20

I scream for ice cream!

Yummy ice cream is the challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge blog this week!!!
Create a card with an "ice cream" theme!

digi by one of the sponsors this week, Eye Candie Creations
~The Squirrel and the Fox-make it sparkle
~Di's Digi Designs-spotty and dotty
~Opus Gluei-food
~The Pink Elephant-photo inspiration
~Everybody Art-thinking of you
~Shopping Our Stash-stickers (I HEART U)
~Fab N Funky-polka dots
Well, it's Wednesday already! Where is the week going?

Tuesday, June 19

It's SUMMER, Charlie Brown!

This is the pic for {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!! Isn't it cute!
Let it inspire you to create and then enter it into my {PIN}spirational Challenge blog!
I'd love to see it there!

Do you have trouble with trying to find inspiration from a pic?
Well, here are some things that come to my mind when I look at the pic . . .
~the colors-yellow, orange, black, red, kraft
~the dots
~the chevron on his shirt (very popular these days!!!)
~color combos -yellow/black, orange/yellow
~boy (make a craft for a boy)
~baseball (make something baseball-related or sports-related)
~summer-make a summer-themed craft
~the "WHAP"- make a cartoon-style card or layout
~hat-make a hat-related craft

Hope that helps you.

Here's the card that I made.

You Had Me At Hello
digi by {PIN}spirational Challenge sponsor this week, Kitty Bee Designs
~Pause Dream Enjoy-yellow as main color
~ABC Challenge-R is for Romance
~Platypus Creek Digitals-black, white and one other color
~Paper Playtime-sentiment
Scrapscene-WIP Monday
~Creatalicious-anything goes
~Forever Friends-anything goes (animal as well)
~Craft Room-four-legged furry friends
~Daisy Doodles-anything goes
~There She Goes Clear Stamps-winged things

Have a great day, everyone.

Monday, June 18

Summertime Fun!

Summer is just the BEST time of the year, isn't it?!!! I hate being cold so basically summer is THE season for me!

At LOVE TO CREATE this week, the challenge is summer and all the fun that goes with the awesome season! Join in on the challenge this week, you know you wanna!

Here's my card

You Are My Sunshine
digi by sponsor, Robyn's Fetish
~Annabelle Stamps-paper piecing
~Frilly and Funkie-photo inspiration
~Friday Mashup-paper piecing
~Phindy's Place-beach baby
~Polka Doodles-summer scene
~Crafty Ann's-a girl thing
~Sweet Stampin'-here comes summer
~Totally Gorjuss-holidays
~Sentimental Sundays-summer fun
~IDIC-anything goes

Have a happy creative Monday !

Friday, June 15

Sum,Sum, Summertime!

The challenge at My Heart Pieces is to create a Summer card!!! Summertime is wonderful, so let's get creating a card to show our love for summer!

Here's my card.

Kindness Matters
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting/encouraging words
~Cute Card Thursday-punch drunk (used punches and as well there's a drink in the image!)
~Little Miss Muffet-loads of layers
~Card Crafter's Circle-feeling sentimental
~Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-anything goes
~Lia Stampz-summer

Have a wonderfully wicked weekend!!

Do you like coffee with cream?

The challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards today is just for you!
Create a card that has the colors of coffee and cream!!! Yummy!!!

Here's my card.

My Wish for You
digi by sponsor, Delicious Doodles
~Stamptacular Sunday-fairy fever
~Cheerful Stamp Pad-in the garden
~Lexi's Creations-birthday
~Sassy Cheryl's-birthday
~Inspire Me Friday-anything goes
~Pattie's Creations-monochromatic
~ATCs and Cards with Attitude-anything goes
~Stampin with the Dragon-anything goes

Wednesday, June 13

Let's Hear it for the BOYS!

U R #1
~Basic Grey-clean and simple (Wander paper)
~Digi Darla-celebrate dad
~Make My Monday-father's day
~More Than Favors-father's day
~Paper Pretties-father's day
~The Pink Elephant-masculine
~There's Magic in the Air-one for the boys
~Celebrate the Occasion-father's day
~Crafty Sentiments-father's day

~Catered Crop-banner
~Crafting When We Can-mint and chocolate
~One Stitch at a Time-man in your life
~There She Goes-circles
~Oldie But Goodie-banner (oldie is the design paper. it's WAYYYY old!)
~Papertake Weekly-3 triangles in banner (also 3 cookies!), 2 design papers,1 cup of tea (image)
~Fab N Funky-father's day
~Use It Tuesday-all about dad
~Scrapbook Sisters-bunting/banner

Thank You Dad
~Twisted Tuesday-something clear
(used clear button-under the heart button, but I colored it with my Copic marker)
Technique I love is distressing with ink. I can't seem to make a card that isn't inked up somewhere!)
~Sugar Creek Hollow-make own patterned paper
~Scrap Creations-celebration
~Fresh Brewed-anything goes
~Inky Impressions-celebration
~Papercraft Star-father's day
~Paper Shelter-anything goes

Have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 12


This is a layout I did for my {PIN}spirational Challenge blog.
Check out the challenge HERE!

Having a SANDsational Time
~Tuesday Alchemy-anything goes
TIP: Collect things on trips, vacations, excursions, hikes that you could put on layouts and cards!!! I have real shells on this layout that I collected in Cuba on my honeymoon.
~Crop Stop-monochromatic
~4 Crafty Chicks-monochromatic
~Moving Along with the Times-anything but a card

It HAP{PIN}ED again!

Yup, there's ANOTHER {PIN}spirational Challenge posted!!!
Here's the {PIN}spiring pic for this week! I love it!

Here's my card for this week's challenge.
Digi by Broken Box
~Come and Get It-Spring colors
~Stamp with Fun-summer holidays
~Allsorts-ice cream colors
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ-action
(she's having fun in the water, see the water dripping off her!)
~Stamping with the Dragon-all about water
~Cute Card Thursday-water, water everywhere

 . . . and another card I made.
#1 Dad
digi by Melonheadz
~Dutch Dare-just for dad
~Card Makin' Mamas-father's day
~Digi Haven-use a FOREVER FREEBIE
Can be found HERE
~One Stop Craft-father's day
~Secret Crafters-father's day
~Stamp and Create-bold and bright
~The Crafty Pad-let's hear it for the boys
~Dream Valley-for that special guy
~Opus Gluei-it's all relative
~Sentimental Sunday-for a special guy (and sentiment)

Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 11

Love to Recycle?

Well, this week's challenge at Love to Create will be a blast for you!!!
Check it out!
Here's my card. I recycled a paper bag and used a corner of it as one of the layers.
I used a digi from this week's sponsor Sassy Studio Designs
~Craft Your Passion-anything goes
~Make it Monday-always anything goes
~Simon Says Stamp and Show-anything goes
~Bunny Zoe's-girls,girls,girls
~WIP Monday-Scrapscene

Here's another card .
Love Ice Cream is All You Need
colored digi by Amy is the Party
~Ribbon Reel-photo inspiration and ribbon/lace
~Divas By Design-chocolate
~Alphabet-I is for Ice Cream
~Craft Your Days Away-BINGO (pearls,ribbon,glitter)

Be sure to check out my {PIN}spirational challenge blog tomorrow for a new challenge!!!

Have a merry Monday!

Sunday, June 10

I'm the Princess . . .

Gotta love me!
Here are a couple of cards I made using Princess Bella's brand new digi! The digi is called "Daddy's Little Princess".
U R Sweet Beautiful Perfect
~Pink Elephant-vibrant colors
~Tuesday Throwdown-friendship
~Celebrate the Occasion-thinking of you (add flower)
~Word Art Wednesday-words of encouragement
~Wags 'n Whiskers-paper piecing (blanket,patches on pants,striped inside shirt)
~Crazy 4 Challenges-lots of circles
~Hiding in my Craft Room-use scraps (I've used these scraps for at least 4 cards!)
~ABC-Q is for Quilting (patchwork on pants)

Summer-Good Times
~Frosted Designs-stitching
~Catch the Bug-photo inspiration
~Drunken Stampers-triangles
~Sweet Stampin'-stitching
~Totally Gorjuss-sunshine
~Dare to be Sassy-something wet(Stickles)
~Shelly's Images-bling

Have a happy Sunday, all!

Outdoors, outdoors . . .

Let's go outdoors!!!!

That's the challenge at PILE IT ON this week!!

May Today be Filled With Many Happy Moments
digi by Pollycraft
Read HERE for her good news about her digis!

~Southern Girls - things with wings
~Papercraft Star -here comes summer
~Paper Pretties -favorite color combo (greens and oranges)
~Pixie Dust Studios -3 or more pattern papers
~Emergency Crafters -things with wings
~Sweet 'N Sassy -back to nature
~Crafty Catz -sumertime
~Stampin' for the Weekend -butterflies and bugs
~Frosted Designs -card sketch #20

See you all again later today!!

Friday, June 8


~Scrapalicious-happy graduation
~DYSU-paper piecing
~Inspire Me Fridays (Joyful Stamper)-anything goes
~Simply Create Too-male
~Phindy's Place-male

Live, Laugh, Love
digi by Pollycraft
~Crafty Creations-wedding
~Lollipop Crafts-flowers
~Perfect Sentiments-wedding (and lace)
~My Mum's Craft Shop-BINGO (flowers, lace,animal image)
~Milk Coffee-embossing
~Daisy Doodles-here comes the bride
~Digi Darla-TIC TAC TOE (lace,glitter,embossing)
~Mojo Monday-sketch 244
~Flourishes-white with lace and pearls
~Crafty Sentiments-white on white

I'm going to make another couple of cards and maybe a layout!!! Catch you all later!

Wednesday, June 6

Wednesday is here!

Wow!!! Wonderful Wednesday!!!

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges challenge #81 is posted!!!!! Go see!!
The challenge is to make a DAD or MAN card! Easy!
Here's mine.

Happy DAD Day
digi by Digi My World , one of the sponsors this week
Challenges I'd like to enter this card for:
~Dude Time Doodles-boys and their toys
~One Stitch At A Time-use a digi
~Cards for Men-father
~Kaboodle Doodle-male
~Clear It Out-father (and brads, don't have any eyelets, sadly)
~Sassy Cheryl's-dad
~Shopping Our Stash-father
~Scrap Creations-father
~Papertake Weekly-male

Here's another layout!!

Camel Ride
Not too many people could say they rode on a camel, I don't think! Hehe! But we did!!!
This is Sebastian. He's 50 years old, according to his owner! Wow!
~Child's Play-Cozy Coupe photo inspiration (ride, red, yellow)
~Deep Ocean Challenge-sewing(real or faux)

Tuesday, June 5


I have decided that I really NEED to do more scrapbook pages so I've been scouring the web for scrapbook challenge blogs!
If you know of any that you think I'd like,please leave me a comment with a link,pretty please!!! I'm hoping this will get me inspired to get going on my HUGE stash of pics!!

Swim with the Dolphins
These pics were taken on our honeymoon in Cuba in November. I didn't actually SWIM with the dolphins because I can't swim, and I'm terrified of water!!! Haha! So I just sat on the dock with my life jacket on and the dolphin came up and kissed me there! So glad she understood that I couldn't get in the water with her!

~DYSU-under the sea
~Happy Scrappers-great outdoors
~Frosted Designs-sketch #42
~WIP Monday-at Scrapscene

More cards

. . . for Tuesday

The Good Life
~Just Add Ink-photo inspiration
~Crafts 4 Eternity-royalty (Princess, purple)
~Digital Tuesday-anything goes
~Creative Card Crew-song inspiration (song by OneRepublic)
~Party Time Tuesday-sparkly,glittery
~Truly Madly Crafty-monochrome
~Try It On Tuesdays-anything goes
~Top Tip Tuesday-sparkles galore
TIP: Use your Copics or stamping/distressing ink to change the colors of your letters if they are not quite the right color.That's what I did on my card. The letters were light blue. I inked them to make them a shade of purple!

digi by Dustin Pike
~Dustin Pike-don't bug me
~Moving Along with the Times-red,white and blue
~Daring Cardmakers-red,white and blue
~Polka Doodles-red,white and blue
~One Stop Craft-red,white, blue and diamonds
~Crazy 4 Challenges-butterflies
~Come and Get It-flowers and butterflies
~Quirky Crafts-up,up and away (butterflies in the sky)

Pics aren't coming out too good.Really dark and dreary here. Been rainy and overcast for a couple of days. :O(

Me thinks I might do a scrapbook page today! Hmmmm . . . YUP!!!

It's HAP{PIN}ING again!

Yup, another {PIN}spirational Challenge is posted!! Hop over and see it! You'll be {PIN}trigued!!! It's a wonderful photo this week! Just look!
 . . . and here's my card.

Thinking of You
 The digi is from our sponsor this week PATTIE'S CREATIONS
~CCEE-paper piercing
~Annabelle Stamps-paper piercing
~By the Cute and Girly-cute as a button
~Crafty Catz-buttons/bows
~Allsorts-by the sea
~Critter Sketch-1 ribbon,2 buttons,5 brads

Here are some more cards I've made.

Happiness-My Wish for You
~Sentimental Sundays-spots/dots and sentiment
~Crafty Pad-ribbon

Christmas Blessings
~ABC Christmas-K for "Keep it simple"
~Christmas Crafting-purple Christmas
~Sweet Stampin'-favorite stamp (Christmas set from Stampin' Up)
~Craftyhazelnut-purple Christmas
~Let's Ink it Up-favorite embellishment (ribbon)
~2 Sisters-see inside of card as well
~Stampin Sisters in Christ-glitter, bling (elements of Heaven)
~Christmas Stampin' All Year Long-monochromatic
~Craft Your Passion-chevrons
~Paper Pretties-bling

For you doggy lovers out there . . . here's our Lexi!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 4

. . . and a Happy Monday to You

I have a card and a layout today.

All of Our Dreams Can Come True . . . 
 sentiment by Word Art World
bow by Crafty Boots
~Crafty Boots-anything goes
~Fat Pages and Cards with Attitudes-anything goes
~Phindy's-pile on layers
~Kenny K's-pearls

Smarty Pants
~Frosted Designs-punches (used border punch on dotted paper)
~Fussy and Fancy-swirls and flourishes
~True XOXO Scrapbooking-colors in closet. I love purples, yellows and oranges/peaches so much of my clothes are those shades! And I love shirts with BLING on them!
~Basic Grey-diamond jubilee (purple!!) I used LUCKY papers.

A new {PIN}spirational challenge will be posted tomorrow! Be sure to check it out!!!

Would you Love to Create a card . . .

for a special man or young feller in your life? Well, take a look at the LOVE TO CREATE challenge this week!!! My first LTC Design Team card is posted today! I'm so excited to be on the team! The sponsor this week is BUGABOO (prize 7 digi stamps!).

Here's my card.
You're a Superstar
digi by Bugaboo
Challenges I'd like to enter this card in:
~Secret Crafter Saturday-anything goes
~Platypus Creek-for boy
~Flourishes-at least 3 colors of rainbow(yellow, green, blue)
~Scrappy Frog-celebrate men (2 embellishments: twill, buttons)
~Gem of a Challenge-photo inspiration

Have a super duper Monday!!!!

Sunday, June 3

Let's PILE IT ON!!

Here's my first card for Pile It On challenge blog!
The challenge this week is make a card for Father and put a button on it!
Go check it out and see the other team member's cards!

Once Upon a Time
digi by the sponsor this week A Day for Daisies

Other challenges:
~Crafty Cardmakers - distressing
~The Crazy Challlenge - childhood memories
~Perfect Sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment
~Crop Stop - pearls (on the sleeves of jacket)
~Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
~The Poodles Parlour - Father's Day
~Jellypark - boy crazy
~Digi Design - male

Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, June 1

Looking for some Chocolate, Coffee and Cards?

Well, go HERE to see the challenge!!! The challenge this week is a photo inspiration.

 This is my first official card for the design team!!

Party Time!
The digi is from Digi Doodle Shop, who is one of the sponsors this week.
Challenges I would like to enter it in:
~Polka Doodles-birthday with doodled edges
~IDIC-birthday with sentiment
~Fab N Funky-celebrations
 ~Card Crafters Circle-stars and stripes

BLOG HOP at My Heart Pieces

Welcome to our first blog hop for My Heart Pieces!!
Here's my card.

Challenges I'd like to enter this card for as well:
~Milk Coffee-diecuts
~Emergency Crafters-dreamland
~Scrap Creations-fairies
~Lia Stampz-things with wings

You will notice that on all our creations we have made handmade flowers.
That's the challenge for you,too! Create something with a flower on it. It CAN be handmade but it doesn't have to be!

Please check out the other DT member's creations. If you are following along in order then your next stop is JUDIT.

Please leave a comment on everyone's blog for your chance to win 2 digis from My Heart Pieces.

Thank-you for visiting and have a great time hopping along through our blogs!

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