Monday, September 30, 2013

Celebrate love

Hey everyone this coming weekend is my cousins wedding and I made a card for them - love how soft it turned out

I think it turned out pretty good.  I used paper from my scraptastic kit feb I think it was two years ago.  Oh I have too much stuff.  I vow not to buy until I have used up at least half.  That doesn't count for ctmh items.   The stamps and ink I used is from ctmh and you can get that great doily stamp from my shop on the right side of my blog.  Love that stamp have used it so much already!
My lovely daughter bought me the punch Martha Stewart two Christmas ago. Below is the inside of the card. 

And of course it wouldn't be me if I wasn't inspired by the following challenges.  
there she goes stamps - decorate the inside
kaboodle doodles - your special day
natalie and amy - shabby chic
in the pink - bling it up
cute cards - pretty ribbon

LMCB - odd and even

Hey everyone...
Lasting memories has another easy pezzy challenge for you this week 
Odd and Even
Odd # Embellies With Even # Photos
I am a bit late with my inspiration as I was away on a scrapbooking weekend and was super tired I didn't get it up until now...
here is a close up 

and the challenges that also inspired me:
613 ave - create your own challenge (item from each colum)
red carpet studio - pretty in pink

Sunday, September 29, 2013

PIO - leaves with doodle pantry

Good morning everyone,
Pile it on has another great challenge for you all!!!
and our sponsor this week is:
 Doodle Pantry ( Prize 3 digis of the winner's choice

and here is my card

not sure if you can see the pumpkin embossing in the background paper!!  that was an old embossing rubber thing
I love that lacey ribbon!!

Challenges that inspired me:

my craft spot - pintrest inspired
loves rubber stamps - fall colours
a card a day - canadian thanksgiving
the creative shopping - autumn leaves
simon says - atg
bearlymine - atg
cardz tv - colours of fall
delightful challenges - happy fall
sister act - atg 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

For a friend

Hey everyone...
I made this card for a colleague that lost her dog... so sad.  He was only nine, mine is fourteen and I am dreading the day that she passes.
I hope that this card made her day a bit brighter..

made with all close to my heart products - sorry my photos didn't turn out the best??
And of course the challenges that inspired me:
cuttin and stampin - use your scraps
cuttlebug mania - flying high
simon says - atg
get inky - birds and bees
Sketch - sketch n scrap

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Your fintastic with SKdigis

hello everyone..
so i know you all know that i love SKdigis but I also love CTMH products... 
in this card i have combined my two loves together... (teehee)
if you are not familiar with Sonia's cute images you will have to go check her out here - and if you are Canadian and don't have a CTMH representative check out my store here
I am loving Sonia's digis - they are the cutest little images!!
I hope you get a chance to join her linking party here 

other challenges that inspired me:
heart 2 heart - favorite things
kaboodle doodles - use orange
bunny zoe - something blue

Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy birthday day dad!

So my dad's birthday is on the 14th but because we were already busy we couldn't celebrate 
Today we are going for lunch/dinner at moxie's and here is the card I made for him just this am. I am such a procrastinator !

i used my cuttlebug to emboss which i love to do and i used some pop up stickers etc. from AC all in my left over pile... i love using my stash up!!

and the challenges that inspired me:
lawnscaping challenge - monochromatic 
seize the birthday - monochromatic/birthday
retro sketches - sketch

Sunday, September 22, 2013

LMCB - Family Vacations

Hi everyone...
it's that time again... 
lasting memories has a new challenge for you!!
Family Vacation
now this can be any vacation not just a family
here is mine.. the pics are from 1972 and the family is at the cottage

here are some close ups...
all the embellies and letters are from the cricut
i love the bit of twine!!
and of course other challenges that inspired me this week!

scrap whispers - two focal points
pink by design - linky party
marks fines papers - 1 die, two images, 3 colours
crafting when we can - seasons (fall colours- summer pics :)
i changed it up a bit... only two photos and the strip along the side :)

Daniels bday card!!

Making a card for a 17 yr old boy is sure tough!
One of my favorite teenagers turned 17 and I made this card for him..
Once in a while when i have a bunch of scrap on my desk I challenge myself to use the items first before moving onto a new project (if you look at the previous projects I completed you will see items for the honeycomb, the letters, the stickers ohhhh and the blue strips are actually from the bottom of a designer paper to show the colour on the opposite site!!!)  - and to boot this time it was a guy card i needed... so it took me a bit but it was fun... here is my card
the honeycomb is made with the artbooking cartridge as well as the number 17 

and of course the challenges that inspired me....
little scrap pieces - linky party
unstampables - scraps and stash
the lolipop ladies - smarties (colours this time)
polkadoodles - one for the boys

Friday, September 20, 2013

ADFS - sponsor by bugaboo

Good morning everyone... 
So all month a die for a sketch has a challenge for you 

Here is our new sketch for September, made by Dunja
Remember to use this sketch and a minimum of 1 die
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Look at our fabulous sponsors this month
Thank you to our generous sponsors this month!
and here is my inspiration for you...

 I hope you take some time to join us... 
I was also inspired by the following challenges
catch the bug challenge - Indian summer 
my time to craft - autumnal colours
613 avenue create - atg with twist
stamp and create - to win candy!
the lollipop ladies - fall smarties with die cut
love to scrap - run for the boarder
crafty ribbons - atg with ribbon

Monday, September 16, 2013

Congrats to Sally and Chris!

Hey everyone... 
hope that everyone out there is bloggy land is having a great night.
I have my cousins wedding coming up and they are having a Wedding BBQ meet and greet before the big day with family only.  The wedding will be small and on Thanksgiving weekend but the venue is by the lake so i am hoping for beautiful weather... now to find something to wear.
Any hoo... i made this card for them for the BBQ I know that Sally (soon to be cousin-in-law) loves my cards so I hope that she likes this one!
and some close ups...
above i tried to get a photo of all the embossing
i don't know if you can see it but the heart has small white embossing details...
it looks so much better in person - i love embossing dry and heat!!  
oh and i love my cricut... seriously how did i ever craft before having that little pink machine!!

and of course it wouldn't be me if i wasn't inspired by some challenges:
shopping our stash - fav. stampy technique (embossing!!)
my craft spot - favorite technique (yep its embossing!!)
crazy 4 challenges - white on white
simon says - embossing


Good morning everyone!!
I am honoured to have been asked to be a guest design member for Through the craftroom door!
Here is my inspiration for you...
(oh my goodness... it was scheduled to post this am - lucky i checked from work - sorry...arghhh)

I used a digi from the sponsor... Isn't it the cutest!
Other products used:  The sentiment stamp is from close to my heart, your next stamp little twig die cuts, embossing folder from cuttlebug, copic markers, general leaf from poppy stamps, and chalk from close to my heart.

Here is some close ups...

And of course Challenges that I would like to enter: (sorry about the linking can't do that on my app)

Loves rubber stamps - sentiment - 
Paper take - child's play - 
Eureka stamps - colours - 
The crafters cafe - no design paper 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

LMCB - all about me

Heido ho good bloggers!!
Lasting Memories has another great challenge for you this week...
All About Me
you should come by and join us
here is some inspiration for you
this is with the twine... and the below without the twine???  which one do you think is better??
I am completely loving the new ARTBOOKING cartridge - the numbers strip, honeycomb and the 10
Things embellishment were all made with using that cartridge... if your canadian and interested - you can check it out on my CTMH site.  (link on the left side bar)
below are some close ups 
again twine or no twine??
and of course the challenges that inspired me...

kewl beans- lyl - top 10 list
Charisma cardz - number
cutting and stampin - back to school
(i am too old for school... hope this one is ok)
scrap much - colour

PIO - sketch

Good morning everyone...
Pile it on has another great challenge for you this week!!

Saturated Canary are the designs of the super talented Krista Smith and we loved having them as a sponsor this week

This is the sketch that we would like to see you use on your cards this week

and here is my inspiration for you

and of course the challenges that inspired me:
Pile it on - sketch
mark's finest papers - the letter "G" (green, girl)
copic marker europe - photo inspiration
creative fingers - add a sentiment
sweet pea - kraft paper
pretty little studio - color challenge
crafty creations - lets get krafty
addicted to stamps - make your mark