Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Hey everyone....
wow.. blogger has been giving me some major issues lately - this post was suppose to go up for inspiration on the lasting memories challenge blog - which i do hope you all join us for!  The challenge is Naked!!!  yep... no pictures - any hoo... the LO was suppose to go up on Sunday - blogger issues - couldn't post any pictures .. then last night after work i figured it out again but now there is a problem with the LO... see if you can see it below - I can't believe that I did this!!  argghh!!  Let me know if you can see the error 
here is a close up of the LO - I used left over MME products and paper

So of course I had to fix it - here is the correct 
Let me know if you can find the error!

so other than the Lasting memories challenge that I wanted to share the other challenges that inspired me:

your next stamp - thank you
my minds eye - gratitude
shopping our stash - odds and ends
the crafter cafe - thank you
fresh brewed blog -so thankful
digi designs - give thanks
craft us crazy - thankful
raise the bar - grateful
simply create - give thanks
milk coffee challenge - give thanks
my craft spot - showing gratitude 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Card

Hey everyone... 
I hope you have had a great weekend - today my step sister had her baby shower and of course I had to make a card for her...
the cute little stamp is from my most recent purchase from Your next stamp 
the cut is from Creative Memories - Stork's delivery
I used two different cuttle bug embossing folders
i just love the rick rack ribbons
and I used my first adhesive springs
I was inspired by the following challenges to create this card:
polka doodles- die cut
link up tuesday - pink cricut
Action wobble challenge 
Your next stamp - sketch

Sunday, November 18, 2012

LMCB - #115 Stamp those layouts

Hey everyone... 
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you!!!
Stamping on your LO!  Easy Peezie... I love stamps - I guess it helps that I am a Close to my heart consultant.  Their stamps make it so easy to stamp on LO's - the clear acrylic stamps allow you to see exactly where you are placing the stamp!  Here is my inspiration for you:
 the little pockets are from CTMH "Rugged Dude" as well as the stars are from "Stitched together"
 that I embossed
 I love the final look of everything 
I was also inspired to create this LO because of the following challenges:
child's play- my little pony
cydi - favorite animal
cute card tuesday- starry night
red carpet- famous movie pets (black stallion)
bella blvd- Saturday sketch
Rugged Dude - can be bought here

Stitched together can be bought here
antique copper designer brads - can be bought here

PIO - colour challenge

Hello everyone...  hope that you are all having a great weekend.  
the weather here has been up and down so I have been experiencing some migraines - arghhh hate them. 

anyhooo... Pile it on has another great challenge again this week.  I would love it if you joined us for a colour challenge:  Orange, Yellow and Brown 
We are sponsored this week by Whimsy stamps who will be donating $5 gc to the winner of the challenge. 
here is some inspiration for you... and don't forget to check out what the other designers did!

I love the cute little image from Pink Cat Studio 
coloured him with my copics
the sentiment and stitching stamp is from CTMH 
added some depth with my viva pens on the teeth belly and scales
I was inspired to of course pile it on with the following challenges:
shopping our stash - best deal (stamps)
dream valley - atg
pattie's creation - birthday
paper pretties - buttons
craft challenge - use fabric
little miss muffet - textiles
card crafter circle - textures
jelly park challenges - i'm hungry
just some lines - reduce, reuse, recycle
stampin for the weekend - all stitched up
anything goes - stitching

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hey everyone...
As you all know I love challenges!  It helps me look for new ways to try out my supplies.
Here is a spotlight card... cool isn't it!

Of course I used my CTMH stamps 

and CTMH papers 

a bit of bling

here is the card straight on...

cool yes!!

So the challenges that inspired me this time around -
moving along with the times - in the spotlight
little red wagon - colouring
365 cards - thrift
Simply create - use your stash... everything about it 
southern girls - christmas 
a gem of a challenge - ribbon and lace
pretty patterns - sketch - i know... it never turns out completely the same

Sunday, November 11, 2012

LMCB - Remembrance Day

Good morning everyone...  
Lasting memories has another great challenge for you all this week- the challenge is in honour of Remembrance Day - "To remember someone special"    My special person is my Aunt Marjie who just last month passed away of lung cancer.  Her daughter turned nineteen the day after her death.  My aunt was always very special to me even though she wasn't a blood aunt - she was one of my mom's closest friends and she took me in after my mom passed away.  I was eighteen when that happened thus making it hit even closer to home with her daughter   

Anyhow.... I don't  want to depress anyone... this is a happy memory of her.  One of our traditions is to get together every Christmas eve to celebrate.  These pictures were taken last year.  She was one very special lady to me and she will always be remembered.
 For this LO I was playing around with papers and ink.  You will see some iridescent flowers that I embossed with the CTMH Card Word Puzzle flower. Then used some red ink to rub over it... not quiet sure how I feel about it... I am thinking now that I should have done some more stamps and embossing on it then it would be better -  
 Added some ribbon and gold pen to the flower stamps to make embellishments 
I used CTMH pemberley paper packet and cut out some of the hexagons 
Well I hope that you are taking some time to do some crafting this week.  Ohhh and my blog candy... totally forgot  - Soooo the winner of my blog candy is Karen!!!!  I was so happy to see that I had my blog badge on your blog - I am sure Sonia the designer is quiet happy as well - I think I have your addy already but I will let you know if you need to send it to me again 

Hope to see you all join us for this challenge
I was also inspired to create this LO because of the following challenges:
card crafts- we remember
delicious doodles- remembering 
critter sketch- remembrance
practical scrappers- two or more stamps

another CAS fall card

hey everyone...
hope you are having a great weekend - the santa claus parade is happening today but no snow...i want snow... but wait until i have my snow tires on.  Last year we had no snow - really weird for here
 Well here is a fall card until the winter arrives  - it kind of reminded me of an envelope 
 I used Swirl Cuttle bug folder
 bo bunny paper and an unknown stamp... geez i think it was my first stamp set that i ever bought at Micheal's ... love it
Challenges that inspired me to create this card:
love to create- shades of autumn
tuesday throwdown- autumn leaves
simply challenged- fall colours
by lori designs - autumn fun
dude time doodles- fall colours
dilly beans - anything for the guys
dysu challenge- trees and leaves

Saturday, November 10, 2012

warmest wishes

Hey everyone....
I have been supper busy making cards... feeling very inspired by all the challenges out there.  I know that most offer prizes but that isn't  really what i am interested in... I am looking for honest feed back and maybe some badges that people think my stuff is good.  

Anyhoo... here is a card I made this am -  
I joined a swap group a year ago on scrapbook.com and still have some of the embellishments
the little mouse is from Debbie Westbrook
the background stars are from  Sally McCracken
I used old CTMH paper  and the perfect fit holidaysstamp 
 space here
the colours that i picked for ink - all CTMH Chocolate and outdoor denim 

Like always I was inspired by challenges (fellow blogers) here are the challenges:

catch the bug challegne blog- things with tails
papertake- atg
southern girls- Christmas
brown sugar challenge- bingo (Bling, glitter, ribbon)
Holly Jolly Christmas - 3,2,1 (3 embellishments, 2 pattern paper, 1 image)
my mum's craft room- sentiments
lawnscaping- dust them off 
by the cute and girly- twinkle star
sweet sketch- sketch

snow much fun

Oh my goodness... you must all be getting sick of seeing this stamp
BUT ... I saved my favorite to the last!!!
Love the pale colours and the ribbon... my last card (well for the time being) using Flakey Friends from CTMH

 of course i used my cricut art philosophy to cut out the ball shape for the snow man
and to make the background i inked on my friskars embossing pad and then ran it through my cuttlebug 
 and my liquid applique  for the snow 
See told you it was the best!!
I was inspired to complete this card because of the following challenges:
hiding in my craft room- my pick (pink/blue/purple)
crafty creations- no flowers
my paper crafting - atg use your stash... very old paper
the ink elephant- fav colouring (ink pads)
stampin with the dragon- no red or green
totally gorjuss- pastel Christmas
craft us crazy- color me inspired
divas by design- lets get cute
the stamp man- emboss it 
CCEE stampers- portion of embossing folder
really reasonable ribbons- winter holiday
paper play- snowflakes

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

snow flakes from heaven

hey everyone...
other new card made with Flakey Friends stamp from Close to My Heart
Sorry I am not so chatty with the card... blogger is giving me attitude again and i lose my pictures so i want to post before they disappear again!!

 I also use CTMH liquid glass to accent the snow and flakes 
I was inspired to create this card because of the following challenges:
fat pages - sentiment
whoopsi daisy challenge- christmas cards
the cutie pie challenge- distress  your card
really reasonable ribbons - winter holidays
for fun challenges- buurrr its hot in here