Sunday, January 23, 2011


Ok, it's confession time. I dreamt up this card sitting in our church service this morning. But I promise, I got all the important parts of the message:) It's so funny to me how you can have something sitting in a corner of your room and forget all about it. Such is the case with my flocking powders. I decided to pull them out for cps202. Here's the sketch...

And here's my card: Close-up...

 And Full size...

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Georgia Pacific; Flocking Powder: Stampendous; Rubons and  Brads: SU; Flowers: Recollections.

On another note, I've decided to put a spending freeze on my crafty stuff for six months. Did I just say that? I figure by putting it out into the blogosphere, I'll have to make good on it. Don't get me wrong, I have a fully stocked craft room but no new purchases for me. I'm 2 weeks in already and starting to feel withdrawals!

Have a great rest of your day!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Case study 23

Three, three posts today! The kids are having a friend over for a playdate soon though so I think my fun is over for the day:) Here is my submission for cs23. Pretty much the color scheme is the only resemblence to the original. I felt creative so I parted from the sketch.  And here you have it! Here's Mercy's inspiration piece...

 And Here's mine. Can you tell I've been in a rub on kind of day?

Supplies used: Cardstock: Bazzill, SU; Patterned: SU, DCWV; Stamp: Mo Manning: Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics; Felt flower, rub on, and brad: SU; Sewing machine and thread.

Thanks for stopping by:)

more for the day!

Well the upside of having a child grounded to their room is it allows for more undisturbed crafting time. Maybe I'm onto something:) This next card is eked out just in time for sssc100 I paired it up with curtaincall65.  I don't have pacific point so it's a bit of a make do situation. I've had this Heidi Swapp flower for ages and it just needed to be used here.

Supplies Used: Cardstock: SU; Patterned: DCWV retired spring stack; Ink: SU (real red, wild wasabi) ; Stamps: SU; Flower: Heidi Swapp; Lace Trim: Recollections; Rub ons: SU

Who knows, maybe I'll be back for a third post today...

Back in the swing of things!

Wow, I can't believe a week passed without a visit to my paper and inks:) Ahh, it felt so nice to whip out a card. I'm always in need of thank-you cards and I couldn't resist this color challenge over at occ. I could pick 3 colors next to each other on the color wheel. I paired it with cps201 and this is the result.

Supplies used:: Cardstock, Ink, Stamp,Rub-ons,brads all SU (can you tell I used to be a demo?) Making Memories; Lace trim: Recollections; Cuttlebug with sizzix embossing folder

Hope to see you later with a few more challenges done!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Case Study 22

First off, I have to say I'm super excited to recieve my first ever blog shout out! Really it's sad how much this made my day but you can head over to Our Creative Corner to see which Card got special mention and to participate in this weeks challenge (which will be forthcoming from me!) Onto todays challenge. This is for cs22 over at case study.  I have to admit I felt a little lacking in the mojo today. This happened to me last week for the case study as well... Maybe it's the guy category:) Let's take a looksie though!

Here's the inspiration card:

And here's mine...

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, SU; Patterned: We R Memory Keepers and Bo Bunny; Cricut Expression with Graphically Speaking and George; Chipboard letters : We R Memory Keepers; Buttons, twine, Edge distresser: SU

I'm PUMPED to be heading off to see TRON in 3d tonight so this will be the last of me for the day but hopefully not the weekend!

Have a good one,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 5 of 6

Wow, I can't believe that the end is tomorrow for the colour inspiration challenge at moxie fab world! Not to fret though, you can upload your creations until January 31st! Todays colour family is the monochromatics so here we go!

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Bazzill, SU, georgia pacific; Patterned paper: Me and My Big Ideas; Stamps: SU; Ink: SU: Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose, Memento tuxedo black: Bling: Buttons, rhinestones, twine

Off to workout, enjoy the rest of your night!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Metallic kinda day

Good Morning Everyone, It's time for installment 4 of the colour inspiration for card makers week over at moxie fab world. Remember they're giving away a cricut expression, gypsy, and eight carts! So get crafting and join in the fun. The colour collection today is metallics. I used sss90 for the sketch. I wanted to stay away from a wedding card so a baby one it is. Thanks for looking and good luck to everyone!

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Stampin Up (metallic gold, shimmery white, and pretty in pink; Ink: SU pretty in pink; Stamps:SU; Tattered rose glimmer mist; Glass pearls: Walmart; Lace; Fabricland; edge distresser: SU

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Finishing off the night

So it's getting closer to bedtime and I think it's time to call it quits for the night. My craft area saw one more creation for the day. I tried to match the colours as best I could for the jewel tones challenge at Moxie Fab World. In retrospect, my river rock is to beige but such is life! Onto the deets...

Supplies used: Cardstock: SU; Ink: Memento black and copic markers; Stamps: Anya and Friends from the greeting farm and SU; Flowers: Recollections; Liquid pearls by ranger; Cuttlebug and swiss dots embossing folder; Cricut Expression and Holiday Cakes cart (for the scallops)

Night all,

Colour Challenge a day behind:)

Hi All! Well I'm super pumped because at long last we got a snow day! Our family has been having a blast building igloos, snowmen, and having snowball fights with the neighbourhood kids. I meant to get on this challenge over at Moxie Fab World yesterday but opted for a nap instead:) Remember to join in to win a great prize from provocraft. Who wouldn't want to win a cricut expression, gypsy, and eight carts! So this challenge was to use these subtle colors, I dug through my stampin up stash and pulled out almost amethyst, pink passion, pale plum, and pretty in pink.

Supplies used: Cardstock: SU; Ink: Stampin Up (pink passion craft); Cuttlebug and sizzix folder; martha stewart glitter; detail clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm off to work on today's colour combo.... jewel tones!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fun! Fun!

Good evening everyone. Well I'm sitting here anxiously waiting for the snow to start falling. I love the snow and living in the lower mainland you know it won't be around long. I've been watching the lamppost outside my window and nothing yet but maybe the morning will bring a winter wonderland:) Hubby is out at a meeting tonight so I got to tackle a few challenges so here we go...

First up is for cps200   I paired it with ppa76. This is the first time I've played along with pals paper arts. I'm finding that combining a sketch with a colour challenge it really allows me to focus on the details and not spend so much time picking papers etc...

Supplies used: Cardstock: SU, recollections; Patterned: DCWV and K&Company; Stamps: SU; Ink: SU (perfect plum) memento black: Ribbon: SU; Bling: Irock, cricut expression and lacy labels cart

The next card is for the celebration over at moxie fab world for their colour inspiration bold and bright challenge. Make sure you submit something for a chance to win a cricut, gypsy and eight carts!!! I paired this with the sssc99

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Close to My Heart; Bazzill, SU; Patterned: DCWV and K&Company;Stamps: amuse; Ink; SU;  Ribbon and gems: SU; lace trim: recollections; Umbrella and Circle die-cuts: Cricut Expression with George and Basic Shapes and Paisley cart; elmers paint pen

okay, off to bed! I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings:)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday fun!

Good Morning, I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturdays. I got a chance to play while the kidlets watched Horton Hears a Who on netflix. Even better, I still had time to clean up my craft room! The rest of the day will be spent cleaning, cooking, playing outside while the rain has subsided etc.. All the typical mom stuff. So todays card combines GS#69 with OCC  challenge.  This came together quickly and I'm happy with the outcome. I really like this colour combo.


Supplies Used: Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Stampin Up ; Stamps: Stampin Up; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and white Craft Stampin Up; Lace trim and printed flower: recollections; twine, ribbon, button and chipboard tag: Stampin Up; Adhesive pearls: Dollar store

Thanks for checking in today!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Just Peachy:)

So tonight I came across a new to me colour challenge blog. CR84FN.  Here's the challenge:

I combined it with my first sketch challenge over at Viva La Verve.

And here are the results. I loved the sketch but the colours definately gave me a challenge. Just not what I normally gravitate towards. I'm pretty happy with the results although I spent way to much time on it!

All Supplies Stampin Up unless otherwise noted: Lace: Fabric Land; Chipboard accent: K&Company; Cricut Expression with George and Cindy Loo carts; sewing machine. 

Okay now off to clean the disaster that is my craft room!
Night all,

It's Friday! It's Friday!

Howdy All (I say in perfect Chilliwack form:)) It's been raining, raining, and oh, did I mention raining? Luckily our house is holding up well to the onslaught! So even though it's been a busy and rainy day I still managed to get this card in while the kidlets were eating there breakfast.  Honestly it came together in about 15 minutes and I LOVE it! This is for both the grey is the new black challenge over at Moxie Fab World and for sfyttjanuary. Onto the deets...

Paper: SU; Patterned: Basic Grey and Bo Bunny; Stamp: SU; Ink: SU and Memento; Bling: Cricut expression with Lacy Labels cart; pearls: dollar store; Flowers: Recollections

Hoping to play tonight so this might not be the last of me for today!

Have a great one,