Saturday, March 25, 2017

"Unofficial" Crafty Comeback!!

Good day!!  It's a dreary Saturday here today and I actually felt like going into my craft room and using it :)  So although it is not April yet which is my "official" comeback date I made a card for the latest challenge at Little Red Wagon. The theme is "It's Clear to Me" with Kate as our hostess.

Here's my very simple shaker card for one of my hubby's co-workers who is changing stores. Masculine cards are hard but this all came together fairly quickly.  Uses papers from MME, a stamp from Michael's $1.50 bin and embellishments from my stash.


Glad you could come by today.  If I don't see you before, remember April 5th is my "official" return to the team and the day I am hostess.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Taking A Break.....

Sometimes creativity needs a break.  And truthfully so do I.  I am taking the month of March off from all Design Team commitments to regroup and refocus so that crafting becomes fun again and not stressful or a chore.

See you back here APRIL 5th for my official come back to crafting and the team.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #381 ~ Season of Love

Good morning!!  Welcome to a new challenge starting today at Little Red Wagon.  I am the hostess this week and my theme is SEASON OF LOVE.  Now what I mean by that is I want to see products from manufacturers that you love to use on your projects.  I want to see your favourite stamp companies, paper lines and whatever else you love to use on your cards.

It was hard for me to decide on what to use for my card today but by far my favourite stamp manufacturer is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a Canadian company that belongs to a friend of mine.  The set I used is called Sending All My Love which is retired now as she went from rubber stamps to clear stamps recently.  Patterned paper is MME. Banner die is Your Next Stamp, another company I use lots.  Most cards I make also include Tim Holtz distress inks and Copic markers and paper ~ all "go to" products for me.


Close up of the coloured image:

Grab your craft supplies, pick something from your favourite manufacturer and link it up to Little Red Wagon this week.  You have until Tuesday evening and I will be featuring my top picks then.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Hello there and Happy Valentine's Day!  It's funny because I am not much into this "made up Hallmark holiday" and yet I have the most posts for it this month.  But love has lots of seasons and I guess this is just my season to produce cards...hee!hee!.....although you may see more for the next holiday that comes along too :)

This is the card that I made for my hubby and because I forgot to photograph it before I signed it you get to see that too.  I think that this stamp set called "Pizza my Love" by Lawn Fawn is just adorable and I love the way this card turned out.  It is my new go to of 4" x 4" on an ivory card base.  Patterned paper is from my scrap bin.  Note that the outside pizza slice is meat lovers and the inside is veggie.  We can never agree on toppings for pizza. LOL!!


Hubby and I are off together today and we are going to a pizza place that serves heart shaped pizza for lunch so thought this card was most appropriate.

Have a great day!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

You Make me so Hoppy ~ PDE Linky Party All Cards (Card #3 of 3)

Hello once again.  Three posts in three days ~ a record for me this year :)  Today starts a new challenge at

It is the second Friday of the month so the challenge is ALL CARDS.

I have the third card in my series of three to share today.  Scroll back or click on the day to see the other two from Wednesday and Thursday.  Today's card is for my granddaughter.  It once again uses Love and Smiles from Your Next Stamp for the image and sentiment.  It is coloured with Copics.  Patterned paper is from Doodlebug Lovebugs.

Head on over to PDE Linky Party to link up a card of your own.  You have until Thursday evening to share.

And, thanks to each of you who have visited over the last three days.  It has been a pleasure to showcase the Valentine's cards I made for my grandchildren with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I Like you "beary" much ~ Card #2 of 3

Hello there.  Today, as promised yesterday, I have the second of three cards to show you.  If you want to see the first one either scroll back or click HERE.  I have three grandchildren and made three cards, one each, for Valentine's Day.  This one is for my youngest grandson.

Stamp and sentiment is from Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles, coloured with Copics and paired with patterned paper from Doodlebug Lovebugs.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to come by again tomorrow for the third installment of the Valentine's series.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Little Red Wagon Challenge #380 ~ Colour Combo (Card #1 of 3)

Good morning.  Welcome back to another new challenge day for Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Sandy and she has a colour combo for us ~ use pink and/or red and black on your project.  Yes, they are perfect for Valentine's Day but you don't have to make a project related to that.  Check out Sandy's birthday card HERE along with all the makes from all of the other amazingly talented girlfriends.

For my project today I did go with the Valentine's Day theme and used all three colours on my card.  I have been on a 4" x 4" card kick lately.  Stamp and sentiment are from Your Next Stamp Love and Smiles set.  Paper is Doodlebug Love Bug from a few years ago.

This card is for my oldest grandson.  I have 3 grandchildren and have made each of them a card.  You'll have to come visit tomorrow and Friday to see the other two as I thought each child deserved their own blog entry.  :)

So why not head over to Little Red Wagon and link up a project of your own this week.  You have until next Tuesday.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you soon.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Read to Me ~ PDE Linky Party Anything Goes

Hello all!  Today is our ANYTHING GOES challenge week at PDE Linky Party.  So create whatever you want and be sure to join us.

My card is a very special one to me.  It was made for a dear friend of mine whose first book is being published this month.  She wanted a few blank cards to send as thank yous to people who have supported her along the way.  Paper and embellishments are from Recollections.  Stamps are from My Favorite Things Our Story.  Can I just say that the MISTI rocks?  I used it to stamp all of the book stacks and then followed up with the vase on top.  And perfect positioning every single time.  Coloured the image with my Copics.  Her comment: "You captured my personality in these cards."  That made me smile.

Plain and simple inside:

A close up of the image:

And her entire order:

Thanks for dropping by.  Have an incredible weekend.  And make some time for you!!!