Thursday, October 28, 2010

Creepy Crawly!

Just a quick little entry for Simply Betty - I love their 12 days of Halloween - even I haven't had much of a chance to enter.

Here is my little Spider card. :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chey's Card for Halloween!

Chey made a card for the 3rd day of Halloween too!! She is the most talented 16 year old I know!!

Simply Betty is having the 3rd day of Halloween Contest - and we needed to use Sally. :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

The 3rd Day of Halloween

It's the 3rd Day of Halloween over at Simply Betty - Where I got the free Sally Digi - just for being a follower!

Here is my Sally card:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Trouble is Brewing

These girls are sure keeping me on my toes!!!

On the Second day of Halloween - They asked for two Trick or Treaters.
I had my two little guys all ready to go... but they needed something more...

Here is what I came up with!

for The 2nd Day of Halloween - over at Simply Betty

Sunday, October 3, 2010


My FAVORITE time of year is here!
Halloween... Fall... Thanksgiving...

Quick card for a few Challenges. :)

The ABC Challenge - E is for Eaasel Cards
Simple Betty - 1st Day of Halloween

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


So... I made this card for a challenge called "At the Fair", and then got MUCH to busy on the weekend to post it before the challenge closed (well, honestly it was a Monday challenge that closes on Saturday night!?!? which is why I missed it!). :(
Luckily it fits into the challenge over at Meljens, where the digi's are from anyways!
I LOVE Meljens! :)

Meljens - Stripes!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to school blues - or oranges? yellows?

Here it is!!
The last card of her summer break! lol
Chey, my 16 year old niece, has been staying with me all summer - and now into the school year. I can not stop saying how nice it is to have a crafting partner!
When I showed her the digi for Karens Doodles Kids Challenge she thought it would be fun to try - especially since I was letting my 2 year old make a card!

At age 16, we can enter 2 kids challenges.
And a few others too!
Kona Kid Krafters - Anything Goes
Karens Doodles Kids Challenge - Polka Dots
By the Cute and Girly - Animal Antics
Midnight Madness sketch Challenge - Sketch #68

Baby Girl's Card

Awwww... My little girl is just 2, and yet she is always asking to make a card with mommy, "I make card too mommy? I do it too? All by myself?" It is the most precious thing to hear... as she stands there all wide eyed staring at the collection of colours in front of her. Markers, and Stamps, and paper piles!!

And so... today I let her choose!!
I laid out 3 sets of paper that had a polka dot theme.
I laid out 3 sets of Pencil Crayons to go with the papers.
I had three prints of a wonderful Digi, offered by Karens Doodles Kids Challenge , for her to colour, how ever she would like.
I let her hold the scissors with me, (which she held amazingly still for!)which resulted in a slightly lop sided oval.
And when I asked her what she wanted the card to say, she said "I wove you mommy".

As it turns out, we can enter 2 kids challenges...
And I am going to enter her in one other Challenge too... I mean why not, she worked very hard! lol
Kona Kid Krafters - Anything Goes
Karens Doodles Kids Challenge - Polka Dots
By the Cute and Girly - Animal Antics

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happiness is just a card away

I have had a long long long past few weeks.

And I needed to make a card to make me happy - just because...

To be entered in:

Anyone for Anya - Colour inspiration from a picture (CC Designs Stamp)
Fab N' Funky - Flower Power
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - 4 Flowers, 3 Buttons, and 2 Designer papers
Penny's Paper Craft - Pink and Green
Sweet Stampin - Your Favorite Stamp

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Long Card... I've been waiting.

This is just perfect.
Ever since I got this sweet little CC Designs Stamp, I have been thinking about a "thinking of you" card. The Stamp is two pieces, and once I saw the lonely tree stump, I just knew the little girl was missing her best friend.

I am entering the following challenges:
Meljens - Long/Tall card 4" x 9 1/4"
Simon Says Challenge - Let's Get Fruity
The ABC Challenge - Y is for You and me

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy BBQ Season!

I am home sick from work... slowly going crazy... and decided a nice summer card would brighten my mood. (Granted havin to stop every three minutes to sneeze, or blow my nose got a little annoying, but...)

I made the card for the following challenges:
By the Cute & Girly - Warm Summer Days
Creative Craft Challenge - Summer Lovin'
Midnight Madness - Sketch #62
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Men's Card
Whoopsie Daisy - HOT HOT HOT (Vibrant Colours)

The Stickers (Ketchup, Mustard and BBQ) are from K&Company
The Papers are ATD

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sending Donkey Smiles - Chey's card

This card was made for A Spoon Full of Sugar's Sending Donkey Smiles Challenge. by Chey, my 16 year old niece.

It will also be entered in:
Digi Doodle Shop - Texture
KL Stampin & Scrappin - Dry Embossing
Friday Sketchers - Sketch #110
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic

The Digi is Meljens...
The paper, ribbon & flowers from my stash...
Coloured with Copics.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kickin' it! - My Card! :)

I think that the RAK events are the sweetest thing that graces the Crafting world.
So here is my entry for A Spoon Full of Sugar's Sending Donkey Smiles Challenge.

It will also be entered into:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - #32
Digi Doodle Shop - Texture
KL Stampin & Scrappin - Dry Embossing
Stamp Something - One designer paper, one ribbon, one image

The Digi is Meljens...
The paper is K&Company - Homemade collection...
Ribbon & flowers from my stash...
Coloured with Copics.

It is Chey's Birthday!!

Made a card for my Darling Niece - who has been staying here with me... crafting with me!!!

Just going in a couple Challenges. :)
Papertake Weekly - Sketch#44
Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic

It's a Bugaboo Digi Stamp...
on paper I had in my Stash...
with Prima Flowers...
coloured with Copics.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My little card of stress!!!

So I love having my niece here - and I am always full of ideas, good or not.... LOL
But this card... YIKES,
I could not come up with a solid plan... AT ALL!

It turned out okay. I am still planning to enter it in:
Midnight Madness - Sketch Challenge #61
Stamptacular Sunday - Aperture Creations
Crafty Angels - Circles and Squares

Chey's Card for Cierra!

Chey, My 16 year old niece - Made a birthday card for a very special little girl!

I love having someone to craft with!!
Her card will be entered into:
Midnight Madness - Sketch Challenge #61
Anyone for Anya - Anything Goes (using a CC Designs Stamp)
Kaboodle Doodles - CELEBRATING SUMMER!
KLSNS - Summer/Beach
Pile it on - My favorite things
Rosie D - Summer Birthday
Stamptacular Sunday - Aperture Creations

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday night - For my boy

I made a card for the boy I like. (Sorry - that so made me feel 16 again!) I can't say he is really the type that is going to like a handmade card, but he likes me - and I thought it would be cute. (Why do I see my next card being an "I want you back" card?) LOL

All jokes aside, this one will be entered in:
Pile it on - My favorite thing - Blowing bubbles for my Toodler!!
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate Summer - Again, bubbles and a toodlers laugh is TRULY one of my favorite things for Summer Fun!
Digi Doodles - Circles and Dots
A Spoonful of Sugar - Animals (I do wish my toodler could have entered to... but we are not there yet!)
Midnight Madness - Sketch #60

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Independence Day - Chey's card

This is the second card from my darling Niece - who is only 16 years old - and sooo soooo talented!!

**PLEASE NOTE** The Red striped paper we used, looks a little orange in the picture - but is nice and red in real life! lol

Chey's card is being entered in the following Challenges:
KLSNS - Sketch #36
Meljens - Red, White and Blue
Pixie Dust - Red, White and Blue
Stamptacular Sunday - Stars and Stripes
The Cuttlebug Spot - Independence Day
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Movie Inspired (Independence Day)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration #65

Images are from Stampin' Boutique
Paper is from my stash. :)

Born on the 4th of July - My Card

So Chey (my niece) is over again - and that means I have someone to craft with!!!
We made cards for Independence Day - even if we live in Canada - we had to roll with the... Punches? Challenges?? lol

Mine will be entered in the following challenges:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch #108
Meljens - Red, White and Blue
Pixie Dust - Red, White and Blue
Stamptacular Sunday - Stars and Stripes
The Cuttlebug Spot - Independence Day
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Movie Inspired (Born on the 4th of July)
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration #65

Images are from Stampin' Boutique
Paper is from my stash. :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sending Warm Fuzzies

Just a sweet little card I made - no real reason. :)
Crafty Creation - We Want to See You Shine!!
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Stamps - Sketch
Papertake Weekly Challenge - In Stitches
Pixie Dust Studios - Seeing 2 (or more images)
Sweet Stampin' Saturday - Colour Combo - Brown, Blue & Green

Coloured with Copics
Stamps By Penny Black
Paper from my stash
Shapes by Nestabilities

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chey's Card

This Card was made by my 16 year old niece.
I can't believe how talented she is, and possibly better with the Copics than I am ... *Tears*

Here is her card - and might I add her first try at Card Making....

She is entering the following Challenges with her card:
Anyone for Anya - Fabulous Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Paper Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Sketch #43
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Something with a Dog
Simon Says Challenge - You Gotta have Friends
The ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra dimension

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Card

My darling niece is here - so I made her paper craft with me! LOL
She is awesome - and we are going to enter some challenges!

My card first.

I will be entering the following Challenges:
Midnight Madness - Sketch #59
Paper Sundaes - Pretty as a Princess
Simon Says Stamp - You Gotta have Friends
The ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra Dimension
Crazy 4 Challenges - Paper Flowers

Paper are from Nan's Nursery, and my stash
Coloured with Copics
Stamp is a Bugaboo! :)
ALL Paper flowers are Prima.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

2 Cards, 1 night... AGAIN? (2nd)

I actually made this card for the same friend... Who just bought her first house! What an exciting time. :)
Again, without my Thumb drive, the digi artist shall remain nameless... And I feel terrible about it. (and will edit, as soon as I get the name - I SWEAR!)

I am entering this card in 3 Challenges as well!
Friday Sketchers - Sketch 107
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Ice Cream Flavours
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Doodles

I also coloured the picture with my BRAND NEW COPICS!!!
Took a few weeks to get here - but I am soooooooo in love with them!!

2 Cards, 1 night... AGAIN? (1st)

Just wanted to make a Thank you card for my dear friend - who came swimming with me and my baby girl, Every week, for 10 weeks straight. Not that a card is near enough for how much I appreciate her - but it is a start!

I am a terrible digi owner, and left my thumb drive with the names of the artist at work... but I promise to give credit, as soon as I get it back... oops!!

So for the following 3 Challenges:
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Monochromatic and Wings
The Cuttlebug Spot - Embossing
Cute Card Thursday - sketch

Friday, June 18, 2010

2 Cards in 1 night? (part 2)

This is just a quick card for Mom's friends birthday.
I was inspired the following blog, where my card will be entered. (hopefully it is okay that I didn't make a Father's day card... (Since my father has long passed...)

Rosie Dee's Challenge Blog - Something blue and options are fish or fishing.
Whoopsie Daisy - Ribbons and Bows

Used my paper, some of the CC Designs stamps from my mermaid set, and Cricut Cartridges Stretch your Imagination, and Pagoda.

2 Cards in 1 night? (part1)

Yup... that's right.
Tonight I am a card making machine... because I pulled out the Cricut, and oh how I missed her...

So mom needed a card for her friends birthday... and I needed a card for a friend.
And that is how it all started.

My Princess card is below...

It will be entered in:
Priscilla Styles - Sketch (turned sideways)
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes with a dash of purple
Meljens - fibers, ribbon or lace
Whoopsie Daisy - Ribbons and Bows

Just used Paper, and ribbons from my collection - and the Once Upon a Princess Cricut Cartridge. :)

Hope you enjoy - and please feel free to follow me. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Orange & flowery...

I am not a really girly girl... Not complaining - Just saying - I would rather decorate a piece of paper, than make myself up. I was going to put this card in the Floral Delights at A Spoonful of Sugar - but I missed the deadline...
But I gave it a shot anyways.

This will be entered in:
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Sketch, Challenge 12
Crafty Angels - My Favorite Stamp
Creative Card Crew - Thank you
Whoopsie Daisy - Ribbons & Bows

My new Digi is from Bugaboo Stamps.

And as always - feel free to follow me! :)
I love feedback!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Card

I made a card for my best friends birthday yesterday. (funny how I spent my day perfecting it, and she glanced at it and said thanks. (she is sooooo not crafty!)
First time using the glue pad to stamp, and add some glitter... What a mess I made, but the card looks nice. :)

It is going in the following challenges:
KL Stampin' and Scrappin' - Girly Birthday
Crazy 4 Challenges - Colour Challenge #41
Challenge up your life - Critter Cratter Bling Bling
Meljens - Sparkle, Glitter, Bling
My Time to Craft - Extra Special Person
Stamp Something - Happy Something
The CuttleBug Spot - Sketch

Image is Meljens. :)
Embossing is Cuttlebug.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The best intentions...

So first let me say... I really really reall wanted to make a card for Lisa's sister and have been thinking of a plan.
Tonight, when I go to piece it all together... I accidently cut my toe on a blade... (don't ask!) and got ink on the 90% finished card. (although I did find a creative way to fix the corner... here's hoping no one notices. LOL)

This card will be entered in:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Pleats
Friday Sketchers - Sketch #105
My Time to Craft - Wild things
Pile it on - Quirky!
Stamp Something - Digi Day Challenge
Stamped Art by Lisa - RAK event for my sister

There was a Free digi of a frog given for the challenge, by Crissy Armstrong, (One of Whimsy Stamps Artists). I used a couple other stamps, that I am unsure of the artists. :(

Thursday, June 3, 2010

June Giveaway!

Wow - Look at the June Give-away from "All Scrapbook Steals - The Blog" in my side bar. That is A LOT of Candy!

You have all month to enter - and check out their website for some GREAT steals!

Black and White with....

I know I am still really new to this, and by all means not nearly as talented as most of the other cards I see... But I keep trying, and as soon as I saw that Black White with a splash of Red Challenge at Crafty Creations I just knew I had to try it.
Also didn't hurt that I came across a number of Free Digi's and have been wanted to play with that aspect of 'stamping' for awhile.

The finished projest looks like this.

The Digi's are from MyGrafico and designed by Sarah Paris (Birds) and Mujka Design Inc (vintage swatches).
The Rub-ons are from My Mind's Eye

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I had an idea...

... and though they don't always work, I think she turned out well.

Here is my latest for:

Anyone for Anya: Sketch #10
Cute Card Thursday: No designer paper

Stamp is CC Designs - Kiki la rue
(There are a couple other unknown stamps and some cardstock in there too! lol)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fathers Day Card

So it seems a little sad for me to make a Father's day card, seeing that it has been over 5 years since that smiling face graced my eyes... But there is a Cricut Expression up for grabs - which is a dream to a full time single mom.

Without further ado (is that the right spelling?)...

For The Pink Stamper : Fathers Day Card

All Stamps and embellishments are from the K&Company - Actopus To Zelephant collection.

Fruit Salad?

Okay - Sooner or later I am going to need to sleep. LOL

This double slider is my first and will be my entry for:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: 3 images (1 can be a sentiment), 3 kinds of embellishments, 3 patterned papers
My Time to Craft: Vivid Greeting Cards
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: Fruit and/or veggie theme

The 3 Patterned Papers are K&Company - Berry Sweet
The 3 KINDS of embellishments are Ribbons, the eyelet and the Sparkley Flower chipboard.
The 3 images are Faceless Fruit Stamps, and Everyday Character Faces from Peachy Keen Stamps.
The sentiments are Hampton Art clear stamps.

Thanks for stopping by to peek. :)
Please feel free to follow me! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

My Second Card

I loved scrapbooking, and have just started making cards - and I am finding that having a Challenge encourages me to do more crafting with my limited free time...

So here is Card #2... My first time colouring, so please go easy. (I swear to you there is not a store within 250 kilometers that sells Copic Markers - that I would soooo LOVE to try.)

I used a CC designs stamp, a Martha Stewart punch, and the embossing of a Cuttlebug.
Add a little Ribbon, and I have a Birthday Card for my Mom's friend.

I am thinking I will enter it in the Whoopsie Daisy - "As you like it" Challenge, and the Crafty Creations "Favorite Stamp".

Wish me luck with Card #2...

Oh, and if you want to follow me - Please do... it's lonely here! lol

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My first Challenge Card

Here is my first Challenge card - for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #28!

Wish me luck.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My first BLOGGER

My plan is to start blogging here.
My plan is to post my art here... my little pieces of me.
My plan is .... always a plan.

And sometimes being a mommy changes it a little... LOL
But I will try!