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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Make Time

I enjoyed a beautiful day here in Ontario.......from my office window that is! 

Today I am posting a card for the Kraftin Kimmies May Krafty Peeks......Day 3 plus a challenge and the challenge is anything goes.

I have used "Stripes" for this card - such a happy zebra isn't he? I kept this card simple and it is based loosely on a Page Maps sketch. 

Card Recipe
Stamp - KKS - Stripes 
Spectrum Noir Markers 
Scallop Die - YNS
Circle Die - Spellbinders
Fishtail Banner Die - YNS
Button - Dollar Store and coloured with a Spectrum Marker
Patterned Paper - K & Company
Butterflies - cut out of MME patterned paper 

I hope he makes you smile! 
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Just For You

It has been a beautiful weekend - finally! And even dare I say........hot! I got the rest of my flowers done which gave me some time to "play" as I call it....in other words - get creative in my scrap room. 

I actually walked away from this card a couple of times because it just wasn't coming together. I'm still not sure it has, but I'm going with it. 

I added some fringe to this one, just a wee tiny bit to match her boots. The fringe came from an old pony tail holder that had fallen apart.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Card Details:
Stamp: Whimsy Wee Stamps - Amy
Spectrum Noir Markers
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Aged & Confused
Bazzill Cardstock Die Cut Border 
Ink: Colour Box, Memento 
Flower & Heart - Quickutz
Arrow - Your Next Stamp Die - Journaled Weekly Die
Fringe - Pony Tail Holder
Gems: Michaels

Friday, 23 May 2014

Make A Wish

Today I am posting a card that I made for a Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration challenge on Facebook. The challenge is Sparkles. 
I will am also posting in Whimsy Monthly Blog Challenge #71 - Two or More Die Cuts.

Personally, I found the challenge to get a picture taken so the sparkles would show up and or not look black! That in itself was truly a challenge. 

I used a Whimsy Wee Stamps called Dandelion Girl. I included glitter on the dandelions which I continued into the inside of the card as well although it's kind of hard to see ...........

Card Details 

Stamp - Whimsy Wee Stamps - Dandelion Girl
Patterned Paper - MME - All Dolled Up
Spectrum Noir Markers
Memento Ink - Black, London Fog
Creative Time Dies - Fun Stitched Edges
Gems - Unknown
Cricut - Elegant Edges Cartridge
Sentiment - ccomputer - Harrington font
Butterflies - fussy cut from MME paper - Dolled Up
Glitter - Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by. Comments are always welcome!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Country Girl

Unlike Saturday, today I was able to plant some of my pots! Unlike Saturday, today was a beautiful, sunny 19 degree day!! I think I may have even got sunburned!

I personally am a country girl at heart. I grew up spending summers on my friends' farms. One had cows that needed milking, another had pigs that needed feeding and cleaning out, but when the chores were done - they each had horses that needed riding. I had no problem helping with chores when that was the reward!

Today I am posting a card I completed to include in Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge #230 - Girly Girl. 
To colour match the (paper) doily I dabbed it using ink that matched my colour scheme. The list of products used is below the card.

Card Details

Stamp: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Down on the Farm 2
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers
Patterned Paper - Carta Bella - Giddy Up, Beary Patch - Sanded Boards
Doily - Dollar Store 
Ink (to colour match doily) - Memento - Rose Bud
Sentiment - Cricut - Old West 
Cardstock: DCWC, Michaels

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Dearest Deer

It is the May 2-4 weekend and I am itching to get out and get my plants into pots and flower beds but given that the temperature was feeling like -1 overnight last night and there was a threat of frost.........the plants will have to wait.

I spent the day outside "preparing" and wishing for warmer temperatures and thinking of the days to come when I will be enjoying my flowers - sweating!

It seems rather ironic that I would choose this digital stamp for my entry into this months challenge at Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #12 because it is a digital stamp meant for a different time of year.

I guess the positive to using it is......I have one Christmas card made! Yay me!

Stamp - Your Next Stamp- Digital - Tobi's Dearest Deer
Patterned Paper - Bo Bunny - Woodland Winter Collection 
Glitter - Hero Arts Prisma (snow drops have glitter)
Flowers - Recollections 
Coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers

I chose to use the sketch which is below

I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Today I am posting my card for the High Hopes Challenge 217 - Pastel Colours. I think Lenny is just cute!!!

I used High Hopes Stamp - Lenny's Love Me Nots, patterned paper from MME - Dolled Up, 
the flowers are Quickutz and the "bling" are crystals from Crystazzi. The card layout itself is from the Summer 2014 issue of Cardmaker on page 77.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, 4 May 2014


I just love this new stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This is only one stamp in the set called Down on the Farm 2. I made this for my cousin for something she is helping me with next weekend.
I coloured the horse to resemble one that she owns named Bentley.

I have entered this card into the Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge  on their blog. KKS Sketch Challenge 228 - a photo of the sketch is below.

Stamp - Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps - Down on the Farm 2
Spectrum Noir Markers
Patterned Paper - Moxie: Buckaroo, Michael's
Butterflies - Elizabeth craft designs Dies

Thanks for stopping by! Any thoughts or comments are always appreciated.

Sweet 16

Our God Daughter is turning 16 this month. She is a tom boy or tom-girl as I like to call her.

 I knew  I would use  this stamp when I saw it for her Birthday card - one minute she's posting pictures in a black spaghetti strap dress and heels, and the next minute it's pictures of Ford trucks and cowboys.........oh to be 16 again!

Stamp - Anonymous Stamps (Digital Freebie) - Glamour Boots
Patterned Paper - K& Company
Crystals - Crystazzi 
Spectrum Noir Markers
Border (yellow) - Creative Time Dies
Sentiment - Your Next Stamp, Cricut - Jasmine

I will mail it to her snail mail. We love you "Bella"

Thanks for stopping by. Comments and thoughts are always appreciated.