Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pick o the patch

Hey everyone
It has been a beautiful week!  a little too humid for me but still it could be worse!  
My favorite season is fall... love the colours, the temperature, i love everything about the fall!
here is a card I made inspired by some challenges in blog world.
and some close ups of my water painting... with CTMH ink and the water brush (sorry we don't sell them anymore).  I really wanted it to be monochromatic and ombre.  
Here are the challenges that inspired me to create this card :) 

CAS-ual Fridays - crafty/just my type
Less is more - use a rubber stamp
Heart to heart - scene w/ CTMH
Sketch n stash - sketch

Thursday, August 29, 2013

My bestie from the westie's bday card

Hey everyone... so my BFF from Alberta had her bday this week and she has a layover in Toronto from her trip to Italy so i get to spend some time with her tomorrow morning. All she wanted me to bring is Shawarma!!  go figure.. but apparently Lethbridge Alberta doesn't have great Shawarma so if anyone is interested in a great business.. you know where to go!!

Any hooo... i made a card for her
and some close ups...
When i saw the stamp set i knew i had to get it for her... love that girl to pieces
and the cute little flower from stamping bella - what a bargin - i think i paid $1 for it... love it
and of course the inside...
I used my CTMH washi tape set... great idea... love the look of Washi but hate that it doesn't stick!!  plus now i can use so many different colours

and like always my inspiration challenges:
bloggabella - flowers
Less is more - washi tape

Monday, August 26, 2013

LMCB- try something new

Lasting memories has another challenge going on this week and its to try something new.  My layout is using the new cartridge from close to my heart "artbooking".  It was so easy to use and I love how it turned out!!   If you are Canadian and looking to purchase "artbooking"  go to my web and check it out... i love the stamp sets it comes with!!! site is here!! The designers have taken different views.  Some like me use a new product others have completed their layout about something new that they have tried.   You must go and check them all out!!

The picture is of my baby in 1998 at the beach.  Here are some close ups. 
I dry embossed the waves at the bottom.  The letters are stamped with ctmh stamps. 

And of course the challenges that inspired me:
Rose blossom garden - summer theme with artbooking 
exploring cricut - two cricut cuts 
bitten by the bug - lets get wet 
paper pretties - girlie girl
Fantabulous cricut - heat wave
little red wagon - layers
penny's paper - dies or punches
QKR - atg 
artistic inspirations - swirls 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

coconut & lime bath soak and card

So again one of my staff is celebrating her birthday and I am making them all something unique.
here we have some cocnut and lime bath salts

and the super adorabe card i made to go with it...

the stamps are CTMH and I used my cricut to cut out the lime and the coconut.
Now they didn't have a coconut so i used the wild cards cartridge which had a card shape with a hole in the middle... the white and the little circle voila... coconut!

a close up of the lime made with stickles
and the inside of the card
and of course the challenges that inspired me:

the crafter's cafe - sparkling things
paper craft - fruit

Friday, August 23, 2013

Take me home country road

Hey everyone...
look at me posting two LO's in one week!!  wow.. i know amazing - actually i think it is my third one!!  yep doing good... feeling the mojo 
I give credit to my design team mates at Lasting memories who are challenging me to use up papers and embellishments before buying more.  Yep 50 LO's - i know i can do it
This Lo i actually did some ripping and used ink and misting!!
This is me... when i was at Circle Square Ranch in 1981 - I used some older My Minds Eye papers and embellishments 

and some close ups
and of course the challenges that inspired me:
Scrap it with a song - take me home country road
scrapbook circle - what i did on my summer vacation
(does it matter that it was in 1981?)
scrapmuch - colour
my mind's eye - sketch
Ronda Palazzari MME August Sketch

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Just my size

Hey everyone!
so the design team at lasting memories has challenged each other to use their stash!!  We have each made our own exceptions to the challenge but ultimately we are to finish 50 LO's before buying new!  here is my first one... and of course I am also inspired by so many challenges in bloggy world and I can't keep up so this will also help to show everyone in the other challenge groups how they inspire me!!
here is my first LO - 
my baby girl and I went to Florida when she was only two and I still have some pictures of her that i want to scrap for her to show her children and so on..
I used the sketch from Page Maps

here are some close ups of the stamping and little embellishments that i used
Challenges that inspired me:
page maps - sketch
designs by lisa - flower power
totally paper craft - favorite colours
make my monday - its child's play
twisted tuesday - pink and outdoors
scrapstuffz - photo inspiration

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ADFAS - August

Hey everyone... Hope you having an amazing week so far!  
this month A die for a sketch challenge has a new challenge up for you to check out!!

here is the sketch..

Our 2 generous Sponsors for this month

The Sushi Dolls prize is 3 Digi's

The prize for Jelly Park is 5 digi's

and here is my inspiration for you all...
I have never used Sushi Doll and thought that this image was so cute..
perfect for a guy card
here are some close ups... 

I used my spellbinder nestabilities tag four and washi tape.  
I haven't been too impressed with washi and I know it is the big fad at the moment but i find that it comes undone really easy???  Am i the only one??  but i still keep trying and these three went so well with the card.

and of course the other challenges that inspired me:
ABC - lots of layers (i hope the washi counts)
simon says - monochromatic
patties creations - embossing (sentiment)
paper makeup - vintage
sarah hurley - texture and dimension
creatalicious challenges - one for the boys

Sunday, August 18, 2013

LMCB - august 18 how you have grown

Lasting memories has a new challenge up -

How You've Grown (first LO vs Current!)

So here is my very first lo.   Don't laugh!    I know I am feeling sad for creative memories.  How many people were hooked on Scrapbooking because of creative memories with their three dots and stickers. 
Oh and my fav..... The corner rounder!!

I have been tempted to take it apart and redo it.  But then I like to look back and see how far I have come......  Now here is one i just did for this challenge and of course inspired by the challenges listed below:

Much more balanced don't you think?   Plus I have a ton more materials and tools to use.  One of the biggest challenges came to me when I bought my cricut.   It's funny I don't do chronological so you can see in my albums which tools i bought and when.  Lol
And as promised the challenges that inspired me:
613 Ave - atg with stitching
that craft place challenge blog - stitching
hiding in my craft room - stitchin
drunken stampers - twine
simply create - for a child
aud sentiments - atg but a birhtday card

Pio August 17 no designer paper

Hey everyone!!   This week at pile it on we are challenging you to not sure any designer paper!   We are being sponsored by Oak pond creations!   Brake a look at this adorable frog that I used from their collection....
Here is a close up
I misted and embossed the background.     The sentiment stamp is from an old ctmh set
As you know it is pike it on so....
challenges entered:
CAS-ual Friday - aqua, green, orange
pattie's creations - embossing
sister act card challenge - atg
creatalicious challenge - for the boys
aud sentiments - atg but birthday
southern girls - things that begin with F
perfect sentiments challenge - the great outdoors

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Hi everyone!! It is PARTY time at Lasting Memories today! We're celebrating Karen's special day with a "Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop"! It's her 40th birthday tmw and what better way to celebrate than to have a hop in blogland! Before we get started, you better get yourself a pen and paper because you're going to need it! There are 10 blogs in the hop and each person has chosen an element to use on her layout. Your job is to find all 10 elements, write them down and choose FIVE to include in your layout! Be sure to keep your eyes open because we have sponsors as well as DT members giving goodies away. You may have to do a little something more for the DT candy, so be sure to read every post! Sound like fun?? We think so!!! Ok, lets get to it! You should have arrived here from Haven and if you're just coming by, start at Lasting Memories because you don't want to miss a thing! You'll also find the master hop list there too. For my layout today, I chose stamps for my element.

(Sorry my photo is off... as you can tell i am still with out a computer and have to take the photos with my iPhone or iPad)

And guess what! I'm also showing off one of our sponsors as well! I am promoting SKdigi who is giving away a $6 Certificate to her digi site (an you will love her digis) to one lucky winner! I have used her digis in my LO... all the little fishes and the journal box is from her store.  Seriously she makes the cutest digis.
All you have to do is complete the hop, enter your layout using FIVE elements you've found a long the way and be sure to comment that you've done everything!  Once that is done we will be picking a winner!!

Thanks so much for joining us! You're next stop is Michelle

I also was inspired to complete my lo because of the following challenges
(hopefully they will also join in on our hop)
craft your passion - all at sea
digitally sweet - layers
digistamps4joy - make your own embellishments
stamp and create - glitter
ABC challenge - slish splash
scrappy moms stamps - digital
digi haven - lifes a beach
creative belli - summer
simply create too - photo inspiration
inky impressions - your holiday
fantabulous cricut - make a splash (cricut letters)
all that stickles - linky party
sparkle n sprinkle - colours
Aug - Color Challenge

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

SKdigis - new releases!

Hey everyone...
Sonia at SKdigis has some new releases!   I seriously love her images... they are so cute!  here is a card I made with Medusa..  you must go and check her images out and of course there is a linking up party for you to join and take a peek at the beautiful cards the other DT members made with the digis :)
Sorry the pics are not the best... I am still with out a computer and trying to sneak in times to work on my blog etc. from work ;)

Other challenges that inspired me..
parade your crafts - down by the sea
craft boots -die cuts
sweet stamps- oh i like the sea 
dutch dare care challenge - for a child 
craft your passion - all at sea
retro sketch - sketch

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pio -August 4

Hey everyone.  
I am still working from my ipad but i now have friends on a hunt for a good referbished computer!   it is taking me so long to finger type.  Argghhh gpoing crazy with out a computer.  Anyhow this week at pile it on we have a new challenge for the week:  school theme!

Here is my card:
As you can see I didn't get to print out the sponsor image so I used my trusty cricut and it was so nice to plat around with it again

And so course it wouldn't be pile it on with out challenges.  Here are the ones that inspired me:

All beautiful cards - use your scraps
The Male Room-anything goes
the pink elephant - masculine
The Paper Shelter-anything goes
Cardz tv - back to school
Colour Q - colours

happy birthday candy tube

Hey everyone...
last year I made cards for all my staff - this year I am going to be doing some alternate projects for them.  here is a candy tube I did ... filled with smarties.. yummy!!
The box came from CTMH in a kit they had out in February.
The rosette was made with my Artiste and the stamps are CTMH

Well I hope that you all have a great day!!

Challenges that inspired me:
Anything goes challenge blog -food
Addicted to stamps and more - atg
Digi stamps4 joy - folds and flowers
Crafty ribbons challenge -one or more circle
Fussy and fancy  - more than on fold
One crazy stamper - August bday!  Mine is the 5th