Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stamp-a-Stack part 3

Hi Crafters,
Can you believe there are still more cards to show that I made that day at the Stamp-a-Stack event I attended. If you missed the original post where I talk about the event click here. There is also the part 2 here.
On the first 2 cards in this set we got to play with H2O paints. Have you tried these? They are so much fun and leave your card with this fabulous shimmer (sorry you can't see it in the pictures well). H2Os have officially been added to my wishlist. I want one in every colour lol!!! Speaking of which what have you put on your wishlist this year? I fear my grows by the day and is added to all year long haha

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge # 37 + Using up the scraps idea #12

Hi Crafters,
This week the challenge on the Birthday Sundaes blog is another easy one, just create a birthday card with a birthday sentiment on the front. Not only is it an easy week for a challenge we also have a sponsor too!

And here is what you can win:

This week I decided it has been far too long since I have used any of my tiny scraps up so I pulled them out along with my new top note die from Stampin' Up and set to work. I decided the scraps that bug me and overwhelm me the most are my small skinny strips of paper. I hate to throw them out because often they are from such pretty papers but after a while I get more then I know what to do with. By just gluing them all down to a base layer and then cutting that layer out with my top note die in my Cuttlebug I was able to make a very pretty background for this card.

I think I will make more of these bases in the near future and get rid of more of that never ending pile. What do you do with these pieces? Leave me some links to projects you have created using them as I would love to see them and maybe get some scraplifting ideas to help me keep my pile under control! If you would like to see some of the other ideas I have come up with using my scraps click on the 'using up the scraps' link under my labels on my side bar (you will have to scroll down my blog page a bit to find this link).

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the Birthday Sundaes blog for more get inspiration from the rest of the DT. They are always sure to impress!
Happy Crafting!
P.S. Today is my bridal shower...yippy!!! :)

Cardstock: Recollections + Staples Brand
Patterned paper: scraps
Top note die + cuttlebug
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Pearl pen
Ovals: Cricut
Butterfly: Martha Stewart punch

Friday, November 25, 2011

JustWordz DT day and a fabulous Black Friday deal!

Hi Everyone and welcome back to another Justwordz DT Friday! I am so excited to share my card with you today, it is one of my favourite ones that I have created lately! The image I used was a freebie from
Stamping boutique I coloured it up with my Prisma coloured pencils and Gamsol and then used stickles and Glossy Accents to give it a neat 'real' window effect. I also used my new favourite tool my heat gun (why oh why did it take me so long to get one of these) and some gold embossing powder for my sentiment. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the JustWordz blog and the rest of the design team for some great inspiration! BUT WAIT...I also have another fantastic reason for you to head over to the JustWordz blog...Kim has put all her stamp sets on sale for Black Friday for the AMAZING price of just $13.64 a set!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?! Why not get a set of each and have hundreds, no wait thousands of sentiments to choose from when creating your cards!
Happy Crafting and Shopping ;)

Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned paper: DCWV
Digital Stamp: Stamping boutique
Sentiment: JustWordz Christmas set
Ribbon: Stash
Gold Embossing powder and heat gun
Glossy Accents
Prisma coloured pencils + Gamsol
Gems: Dollarama

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Storm day!

Hi Crafters,
So today was the first official storm day of the school year here in my neck of the woods so can you guess what I have been up to all day? No not crafting lol but I have been on a mission to get this craft room cleaned up! So even if I am not covered in glitter I am still hanging out in my favourite place :)

As for this storm... we have been having above normal temperatures and just all around beautiful weather here the last couple of months. Yesterday was the first day I even wore a winter coat! More often then not I have just been wearing a sweater outside! So it seems we have just jumped right over autumn and headed straight into winter. Although, the forecast says 14 C again for next Wednesday so my guess is this 30 + cm of snow will not last long. Just long enough to make a wet mess!

Do you ever get storm days where you live or do your kids not know the thrill of hearing that sounds sweeter then music on the radio when they announce, all schools in the _____ school board are closed for today! Pure bliss :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Stamp-a-Stack part 2

Hi Everyone,
Remember last week when I showed you the cards I made at the Stamp-a-Stack event I attended? If you missed it click here. Here are the next three in the series.

Again simple but stunning! Just looking at them remind me how much fun I had. I am certainly not a pro at inking but I think I pulled it off okay that day. Are Christmas cards your favourite to make too? Leave me some links to your favourite Christmas cards. Any ideas I can scraplift?

Happy Crafting!
P.S. I got a secret that I am not allowed to tell until Friday make sure you come back for sure because it is a big one and one you will love!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #36

Hi Crafters,
This week on Birthday Sundaes the challenge is to use old/neglected stash. Well, don't we all have piles and piles of that! We are also sponsored this week by Karen's Doodles  and what fabulous digital stamps she has. It was so hard to pick which one I wanted to use on my card this week but then I remembered I have a  little girl like obsession with princesses and so my decision was made, lol. For my old/neglected stash I first used some really pretty colour cardstock that I have been hoarding forever. I also used my Butterfly embosslits folder that I purchased from Stampin' Up and never seem to remember to use. I also used this fabulous trim that I bought in a bunch of different colours a while ago and have yet to even take the plastic. off. My stickles are something I love and have just recently been digging them out again. I really wish they showed up better in pictures as this card has four different coloured stickles on it and just sparkles!

I can't wait to see what oldies but goodies you find hiding in your scrap space and put to work this week. Check out the Birthday Sundaes blog for the rest of the fabulous DT creations and to see who our guest designer is this week!

Happy Crafting!

Cardstock: source unknown (that's how long I have had it! Sorry)
Trim: Multi Craft Imports
Ribbon: Offray
Butterfly: Sizzix butterfly embosslit
Sentiment Stamp: Michael's
Clear babbles
Prisma Coloured pencils + Gamsol

Friday, November 18, 2011

Justwordz DT Friday!

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Friday (finally)!!! It is time again to get some fabulous Justwordz inspiration! This week we were given Redonkulous Designs digital stamps to work with again. These digis are fabulous and they just keep getting cuter and cuter. Here is the card I made matching one of these digis up with Justwordz Party Time stamp set.

Cardstock: Recollections + scrap pile
Digital Stamp: Redonkulous Designs
Sentiment Stamp: Justwordz Party Time Set
Ribbon: Offray
Border Punch: Ek Success (American Girl's hot pink)!
Babbles: undyed
Prisma Coloured Pencils + Gamsol
Stickles (on his ball even though the camera didn't pick them up)

Now head on over to the Justwordz blog to get more inspiration for the rest of the Design Team. There is also challenge going on over there to make a Christmas card with a snowflake on it. You should really enter this while you are there as there is the chance to win a fabulous prize! 

Happy crafting everyone and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Hi Crafters,
I was uploading my photos today and realized that I never showed you the cards I made at a recent card making event I attended. The event was called Stamp-a-stack. We started at 9am and crafted all day creating 24 Christmas cards by the end. We made 12 different designs with 2 of each design. It was a fabulous day I can't wait to do it again next year! The event was put on by Kelly from My Stamping Studio and two of her friends. Each lady created 4 of the designs and had all our layers cut out for us so all we had to do was stamp and assemble! Since there are a lot of pictures to show I will break it up into smaller posts over the next little while. Here are three of the cards we created that day.

I wish I could take creative credit for these fabulous cards but like I said all the hard work was done for us that day! I love that all the cards were very simple (they had to be we really only had 15 minutes per card)! It just goes to show simple can be great!!! Have you ever gone to anything like this in your area? If so and you have pictures leave me a link I would love to see them! 

Are you inspired yet?
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #35

Hello Crafters,

It's time for another Birthday Sundaes challenge! Today our challenge is to create a birthday card with a tree and a birthday sentiment on the front of your card! As soon as I read this challenge I knew just the tree I wanted to use! Here is my card inspiration for you this week...

I have been so inspired so much by the amazing cards that my fellow DT member Samantha makes using her pearl pens that I have been trying to use mine more lately. I tried a technique I have seen her use this week by framing my entire card with pearl pen dots. I really like the effect. It is clear I need more practice but I think I pulled it off okay :) Thanks for the amazing inspiration Samantha!

Card Details:
A2 Size card
Cardstock: Recollections + Staples
Cricut cut: Sweethearts cartridge cut @ 3.5"
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
White pearl pen
Glossy accents
Ribbon: Offray

I Hope you can join us this week too! Check out the Birthday Sundaes blog for the rest of the DT creations!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Justwordz DT Friday!

Hi Everyone,
Today is a special day not only because it is Justwordz DT day but it is also Remembrance Day here in Canada. It is in honour of Remembrance Day that I created my card that I am sharing today. I just googled poppy colouring pages (actually spell it the non-Canadian way without the 'u' for better search results...I have learned from experience, lol) The one I choose to use was from this link. It worked perfectly for the front of my card! I coloured it up with my Prisma coloured pencils and Gamsol then used glossy accents on the flowers with a black pearl pen for the centre. The red 'gems' in the top corner are also a pearl pen.

Cardstock: Recollections/Staples
Sentiment Stamp: Justwordz Everyday Sentiments Set
Ribbon: Offray

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the rest of the Justwordz design team. Plus Kim has a fabulous giveaway going on right now that you will want to get in on. All the info. is on the Justwordz blog.

Have a great Remembrance Day my fellow Canadians and happy Friday to everyone!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Too Much Fun!

Hi Crafters,
I had so much fun with the Bugaboo image that I coloured for my last Birthday Sundaes post that I decided to play around with Gus a bit too! I justed the same layout as I did with him on a card I made a while ago but tried some different papers and spruced it up a bit. Today I am just showing you just the first with more to come.....

A2 Size card
Cardstock: scrap pile except Staples Brand white for my base
Patterned papers: again scrap pile
Digital Stamp + sentiment: Bugaboo
Ribbons: Offray
Embrodery floss + Buttons: my stash
Glossy Accents: his glasses
Prisma Coloured pencils + Gamsol

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: Challenge #23 - Attitude (Gus totally has attitude)!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway Winner

The winner of the My Memories Suite giveaway is...

Jessica M. said "What great pages! This software looks really neat! My favourite item from the digital scrapbook website is "Moments and memories" word pack. Thanks for the chance to win!"

Jessica M. j_mari33 at hotmail dot com

Congrats Jessica!!! I'll be emailing you shortly with more info.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #34

Hello Crafters and Happy Sunday,
It's time for another Birthday Sundaes challenge! Today our challenge is super simple, create a birthday card and include a birthday sentiment on your card front! We also have a special treat for you this week if you participate and follow all the rules (see the Birthday Sundaes blog for complete list for rules). Today is one of our DT members Birthday and she is sponsoring us this week with a fabulous prize! Happy Birthday Tracey! The prize Tracey is supplying, a huge assortment of Kaisercraft Christmas supplies.

Here is my inspiration for you this week...

Oh ya I did three! I was just having so much fun with this image!

A2 Size cards
Cardstock: scrap pile except Staples Brand white for my bases
Patterned papers: again scrap pile
Digital Stamp + sentiment: Bugaboo
Ribbons: Offray
Punches: Fiskers, Creative Memories corner punch
Pearls: Dollarama
Glossy Accents: her glasses
Liquid snow: icing
Stickles: hat pom pom
Prisma Coloured pencils + Gamsol

Hope you can join us this week too! Check out the Birthday Sundaes blog for the rest of the DT creations (you are in for a treat this week)!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Justwordz Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Justwordz Stamp Release Blog Hop. Today Kim is officially releasing her two newest sets of stamps and all I can say is WOW she has really out done herself with these sets! There is a Christmas set and a Party time set. If you have just happened upon my blog today and would like to start at the beginning of the blog hop then head on over to Justwordz. Here are the two sets in full...

(remember you can click on the picture to see it bigger and really get a look at all those words on there)

Today we also have another treat for you. Kim's niece Sheryl has just set up shop selling digital stamps at Redonkulous Designs! (Yup talent clearly runs in that family)! Each of the DT has a set of Kim's stamps and we were rewarded with a chance to work with some of Sheryl's digis. I was so excited I actually made two cards but one will have to be saved for another day...I know it is killing me not to show you too! It took me forever to decided which card to share but since this week I have been noticing Christmas ads everywhere and actually as I am writing a Simpson's Christmas special is on tv, I figured why not kick off the Christmas card making season in style! So here is it.....

I really wish you could see all the sparkle and shine on this card...the picture just don't capture it!

Cardstock: Recollections and Staples Brand
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Digital Stamp:  RedonkulousDesigns
Cricut Cuts: Snowflakes, Accent Essentials
Sentiment: Justwordz Christmas Sentiments Set
Ribbon: Offray
Bling: clear baubles
Prisma coloured pencils + gamsol
Glossy Accents
White embossing powder + heat gun
Jelly Roll white pen
Fiskers edge punch

I have actually gone crazy making Christmas cards lately and I can't wait to share more! I have been so busy I haven't even stopped to take pictures lol, but don't worry they are coming soon!
One last thing before I send you on your way...I have a giveaway going on and I would really love to have you enter. Click here to be taken to the post. Good Luck! You are also going to want to make sure you check out the Justwordz blog as there are all kinds of wonderful prizes, a challenge and some fabulous inspiration to be seen there today and always!

Now I am sending you off to visit Samantha
Here is a list of the entire op in case you get side tracked along the way.
Tara (you are here)
Leah Ann

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and happy crafting!