Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday ColourQ!!

Happy Birthday ColourQ!!
It's hard to believe but ColourQ is 2! How about that!
Arielle has been bringing us her fabulous colour combos for 2 whole years, that's 104 colour combos. WOW!!

To celebrate, we are honouring past Colour Queens. We all chose a Colour Queen to CASE, while using this week's colours.

I chose Carrie Gaskin from the Artistic Avenger, who has won a couple of times! I chose to CASE her fabulous card from ColourQ #77.

I loved the design, those fabulous textured butterflies, really what's not to love!
So using this weeks colours.........

....here's my version!

Join us in celebrating, and get your craft on!
Head on over to the ColourQ blog and check out the wonderful stuff the entire Royal Court has created for your inspiration.  Then link up your crafty creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

tie for baby

Hey! How's everyone's weekend? Good I hope!
I am stopping in quickly to share a card I made for a girlfriend who just had her baby. I have been seeing these adorable onesies all over with some fabulous appliques, and I though, hey this would work for a onsie card too right?
So here is the onesie "applique" card I made......

I had a bit of trouble figuring out where to put the sentiment so over the tie it went. The paper is from a 6x6 Basic Grey pack, Oliver. Cute huh?
I am loving these onesie cards. There are so many things you could "applique" on the front, the possibilities are endless. I think I might do a fuschia skull & cross bones for another friend!!

Have a great rest of your weekend. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Friday, September 23, 2011


Have you ever had an idea pop into your head and just HAD to create it?
Well that happened to me recently,
unfortunately it didn't turn out exactly as I planned but..........

The stamps are Close to My Heart, paired with some black Twinery twine.
That's it!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
P.S. anyone from Calgary going to the Scrapbook Carnival at the U of C this weekend? Just found out about it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the reject post

Amber over at Damask Love hosts a fabulous reject blog hop, so I thought I would link up a couple of my latest rejects, from the most recent Papercrafts Magazine call. Head over and check out the blog hop and her other fabulous  designs.
I know I'm a tad late with this post, but better late than never right?
For some reason I was really drawn to the text category!
This first one came about because Polariods seem to be all the rage right now, or maybe were......and I was inspired by my friend Lindy who designs polaroid cards with her own photographs, find her at Crafted by Lindy on Etsy. 

I wanted to do something similar with my own photos but I wanted to do a mini picture with some text behind it? I actually LOVE how it turned out.

My second card uses some masking and this Hero Arts stamp I am so in love with lately.

I used the same size rectangle to mask that is typical me but I didn't do a blue background with it!! I stamped text instead! I kept the mask down then stamped the silhouette stamp twice, using my stampamajig. In hindsight I think next time I will stamp it a couple more times so you are unable to see the text behind the silhouette. I plan on trying this with some different colours, red, orange, yellow silhouette on black text maybe? I don't know. :)

Well that's my reject post, thanks for sharing it with me!
And thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

colourQ 103

Time for another fabulous ColourQ colour challenge!
I just love Tuesdays don't you?
Well, maybe not if you are a Monday to Friday worker!!
 But what's better than a colour challenge to make your Tuesday happy? :)
These colours are sure to brighten your day.

Bright and cheery huh?
Well, I came up with a super duper simple card to share with you today.

It was made using PTI's melon berry felt and limitless layers die. The butterfly is from their Happy Trails set. I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to add the green, but I think the little bit of green bling is just enough!

Pop over to the ColourQ blog to admire what Arielle and the rest of the Royal court has cooked up to inspire you. Then get inky and link up your creations, so WE can admire them. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a fabulous Tuesday!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bows & Berries #10

I am so late getting this up!
I am excited because I have been accepted on to a new DT! Bows & Berries is a digi stamp company designed by Robin. Check out her fab blog and digi stamp shop.

The challenges go up biweekly, this newest challenge is to use glitter on your project. For my card I used her "apple love" stamp.

I am also excited because we just got a laptop!
 This will make life soooo much easier.
Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

a crafty post

Lindy if you are reading this please quit after the first pic unless you want to see your super late birthday present!!! :)

So our upper floor is going through a bit of an overhaul, again I will explain later but I am in the process of moving my craft room into a different room and not been feeling like going into it lately to craft!
BUT.......I have been feeling the crafty DIY urge!
I don't know if you remember but a while ago my hubby and I went shopping to spend the last of our gift cards from the wedding.
Well one of the thigs we bought were these lamps, for $40 each at Home Sense. Now the lamp base is fabulous, but the shades were this horrible, icky metallic blue. I wanted to find new shades but couldn't find anything I really loved.  Maybe I'm being too picky or maybe I just was really in the mood for a DIY!

Sorry, I didn't take a before picture. I hated them so much i ripped them apart before I thought about it!
I found some fabulous fabric at a warehouse fabric store in Calgary and spent about 1 1/2 hours working on this the other night.

Please forgive the terrible picture, I took this at night!
I am so proud of myself! Now I have to do the other one!! LOL!
Isn't that base fabulous though? I couldn't resist those lamps.

The other crafty thing I made recently is for my neighbour for her birthday. Unfortunately it was over a week ago & I haven't given them to her yet!!
So bad I know!
They are coasters made using 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" tiles and scrapbook paper.
You can find the tutorial here on the cottage home.

I think I have found a use for the thousands of 12x12 papers I have been hoarding for so long!!

I would also some day like to try these ones:

The tutorial can be found here at The Tip Junkie. Which is a super cool crafty blog by the way!

Anyway, that is some of what I have been up to lately.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CQC #102

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another ColourQ challenge.
This weeks colours are just so fresh and interesting together.

What do you think? Fun huh?
I can only imagine the fantastic stuff that will come out of this week's challenge!

I decided to have a little bit of fun and pull out a set from the most recent Paper Smooches release, "perpetual bliss".
(I used the lightbulb from the set last week)

I versamark stamped the clock on the grey cardstock, then in the required colours on to some small 1 1/2" white squares.

Take a few minutes, and head over to the ColourQ blog and enjoy what the Royal Court has created for your viewing pleasure, then go get crafty! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

RAK from some fabulous ladies!

Hey everyone! 
I know the blog has fallen into the depths lately, hopefully that will change soon. I miss you guys. :)
I wanted to share some AMAZING cards I recieved in the mail from some super fabulous ladies.

Check out this beauty by Emily from art from the heart.
LOVE that little rollercoaster!

Next up is a gorgeous card I got from a fellow ColourQ Royal Court member, Christina from sea glass & sentiments.

I love all of the texture and the fabulous colour combo!

And last, but definitely not least, this adorable "banner" card by Angela from paper cupboard

Thank you so very much ladies, I am honoured to have cards in my possession made by you!!
If for some reason you are reading this and don't know who these incredibly talented and amazingly sweet ladies are, please check out their blogs. You will see some impressive stuff! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

just a quick note to let you know that I am out of my fiberglass cast and into an aircast. Which is the most wonderful thing, I can walk without crutches and carry stuff. Small things but a BIG difference!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Well wasn't last week exciting?
It was so much fun to pair up our colour challenge with a sketch challenge.
This week we are back to a colour challenge. And what fabulous colours they are!
click on the picture above to go to the ColourQ blog
How yummy is that purse too? LOVE the fabric!
My card is uber simple using a stamp from the Paper Smooches September release. I know I say it all the time but this release is FABULOUS!
Anyway, here's my card.
I don't have the exact colours for this one so I decided to use my copics, and this is the closest I could come. Love that lightbulb image!
The sentiment was printed out from Photoshop (I'm sorry I can't remember the font name). Head on over to the ColourQ blog to check out the Royal Court's fabulous samples and then get going on yours!! I can't wait to see what you all create!

On a side note, I want to appologize for my absence lately. There has been some stuff going on around here that has kept me from crafting and severely limited the extensive blog surfing time I need to peruse all of your fabulous blogs! I will share when things settle down a bit.
I will be back soon to share some amazing RAK's I was lucky enough to recieve from some pretty amazing ladies.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S. I also just realized this is my 200th post! Yippee!!

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