Monday, October 31, 2011

Bows & Berries challenge #13 CAS

Ooooooh! I love a good CAS challenge. :)
And that is the objective of the newest challenge put forth by Robin from Bows & Berries digital stamps.

I chose to use her "feather" image from the winter release.

I used the feather in photoshop to create the background patterned paper, then printed a larger one out and coloured it in with Copics.

I love the look of this fabulous feather!

We would love you to play along, and you have 2 weeks to do so. As always you aren't required to use a Bows & Berries digi image but it would be fabulous if you did. Robin offers up a free digi every month, so grab it and play along!

On a side note, I just wanted to thank you all so very much for the congrats and well wishes. We are very excited and it was great to be able to finally share our good news! I appreciate all of the support. :)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone has a wonderfully scarey Halloween!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

PPC#39 and some exciting news!

Good Friday morning to you!
I have yet another Playing in Paradise challenge for you, this week it is hosted by Tracy. She has challenged us to make a masculine card, and what a challenge that is!!

What makes a masculine card? CAS design? Colour scheme? Masculine objects?
If anyone knows the answer can you let me know!!!
I tried to keep it simple and I thought a newspaper theme was masculine and fit right in with my purpose for the card!

The paper I used for this one is from the "Happy Days" line from Echo Park". I love this line! So retro and fun! I popped up a couple of extra ads to add some interest. And later decided to add the corduroy brads for a punch of colour. The "sentiment" was typed up on the computer as I did not have a stamp that would do. :)

This is the inside of the card, so you can see how it flows!

I made this card for my father, who currently lives in Malaysia. I thought it would be a fun way to share some exciting news.

Which brings me TO my good news....I am pregnant!!
And also explains why I have been a tad absent lately. The morning sickness has really been a creativity & blog surfing smasher!

So with that out of the way, please head on over to the Scrapbooker's blog and to the rest of the design teams blogs,

and then play along.

As always there are prizes to be won, just link up your creation by noon on Nov. 3rd.

I hope everyone has a most fabulous weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by!

p.s. for those interested, here is a pic from my 12 wk ultrasound! Man, it is so cool to watch them move, see the heart pumping!! My husband was pretty choked up, it was so sweet! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ColourQ #108

Happy Tuesday!
Wow the time is flying by, I can't believe it's already the end of October.
Well, Arielle over at ColourQ has found another fabulous colour combo for us this week.
Such soft, yummy colours! I wanted to try to make a non-Halloween card with them. Mostly because I don't really have any use for them right now! Although now that I think about it i totally could have made something else, other than a card!

I used the "life" set from PTI for this one. I love it, but don't pull it out very often.
I recently purchased a bunch of different colours of this ribbon and have been trying to find ways to use it. I love it here! So bright and yummy!!
The sentiment is from my newly purchased Li'l Inker set, "rainbows & clouds".

Arielle & the Royal Court have some fabulous creations for you to admire this week, so head on over to the ColourQ blog to be inspired, then get your craft on and link up yours!

Friday, October 21, 2011

I'm being featured!! :)

For my playing in paradise challenge post click here.

I am so excited because I am being featured over at Paperie Designs Studio.
Every Friday Noor features a different designer, cardmakers, scrapbookers, artists of all sorts.
Head over and check it out!
Have a fabulous weekend. :)

Playing in Paradise #38

Wow! Friday totally crept up on me this week!
It's time for another Playing in Paradise Challenge. This week it is brought to you by Angie, and it's a Halloween challenge!
Up for grabs this week is some swag from Reminicse, stickers and chipboard from their movie line. I do hope you find some time to play along!
For this challenge, I couldn't resist using my "Halloweenies" set by Paper Smooches.
Isn't he so much fun?
The Scrapbooker's Paradise design team has some fabulous creations to share with you, so head over to their blogs or the Scrapbooker's blog to check them out. You have until noon, on Thursday October 27th to play along.

I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, October 14, 2011

playing in paradise #37

Ok, unfortunately I can't blame this one on blogger! I am back at work and have not been feeling the greatest lately. I have my days TOTALLY mixed up! Oooops!

It's Friday so that means another fun challenge from the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog.

It is Nancy's turn this week, and her challenge was a one layer card.
Immediately I knew what set i wanted to pull out, my Peaceful Garden set from PTI.

I also used my Hero Arts woodgrain background stamp.

This is a great challenge, if you haven't played along yet now is the time. You can win a fabulous prize courtesy of Scrapbooker's Paradise. This week it includes some chipboard, sticker stacker and 2 stamps from Imaginisce's Santa's Little Helper line.

Check out what the rest of the design team has come up with,

then join in the fun!
Have a fabulous weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

bite me!

Hey everyone! It's another Tuesday which means another awesome colour challenge from Arielle over at ColourQ.

Such a bright and cheery colour scheme. That's not really where I went with it though!!

I have had my eye on this set since at least this time last year and I finally decided I had to have it, hauntingly delightful by There She Goes stamps.

Take a look, some of the images and sentiments are just too cute for words!
The royal court has some amazing creations to share with you this week, as always, so head on over to the ColourQ blog and check them out. Then get into your crafty space and create!  

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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

less is more

Hello! It's late Saturday night, and I am trying desperately to turn around as I have to work day shifts again by Tuesday. As you can see, it's not working very well!! Problem is, I slept almost all day today when I should have been forcing myself awake from working nights this past week, plus I wasn't feeling the greatest.
 So, since I am up anyway I thought I would continue to clean my craft room, then I got itchy to stamp!!
And sadly I haven't posted anything just for fun, or rather not for a DT post, in quite a while.

I recently discovered a challenge blog called "less is more", and therefore a CAS challenge blog! Yippee!!
This whole month is being dedicated to one layer cards, and this particular week's theme is hearts.
Edited to add: My bad! I guess the second week of the month is always one layer!! Oops!

I have been greatly admiring white embossing on kraft lately, so decided to give it a try myself. I couldn't resist using this adorable Taylored Expressions image, and a sentiment from Paper Smooches.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend so far. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge #36

Yay! it's Friday!
And it's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians. :)

I am delighted to bring you another Playing in Paradise challenge, this week brought to you by Allison.

Great sketch huh?
I was a little intimidated at first as to how i was going to work this into my CAS style, but i think i managed!
I was excited to finally use my Hero Arts robot stamps.

head over to the Scrapbookers Paradise blog to play along. You have until Thursday, October 13th at noon to link up your creation.
Check out what the rest of the fabulous ladies have to offer!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend. :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Well it's Tuesday, which means I have another fabulous ColourQ colour combo to share with you!

What a great chair! I wish I had the design sense to know how to fit a chair like this into my house. I feel like it would be too busy, but I see them and love them.

Anyway, the card I am sharing today was made using PTI's "all booked up". When it first came out I just had to have it, but sadly this is the first time it has seen ink. For some reason I have trouble figuring out what to do with it!

The black background was embossed using the Taylored Expressions "circles & scallops" impression plate. It really is amazing what you come across when you clean up, I mean reorganize your craft space!

Head on over to the ColourQ blog to take a look at what Arielle and the rest of the Royal Court has to offer. Then link up your own fabulous creation!

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

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bows & Berries inspiration challenge

Good morning!
I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and was able to celebrate World Card Making Day by getting a little crafty.
Today I have a card to share for the newest Bows & Berries challenge, to take inspiration from this fabulous photo.
I was inspired by the house itself and all of those lovely oranges!
So I used Robin's Haunted House,
which i felt was appropriate for this time of year!
How cute, I mean how scary, is that image? :)
I so rarely make square cards, I thought what better time than now.
Please head on over to the Bows & Berries blog to check out what fabulous inspiration Robin and the rest of the design team has come up with then play along. You aren't required to use a Bows & Berries digi to play but Robin does have a new free digi image available every month, so grab it while you can!
Have a great Monday, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

playing in paradise

again, apparently Blogger & I are not on the same page for posting! This should have gone up yesterday. I think I need some Blogger lessons!! :)

Good morning! I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a part of the Scrapbookers Paradise Challenge design team.
It is a local store here in Calgary but the also have an online store.
This week's challenge is brought to you by Merlie, it is a distress challenge.

This was DEFINITELY a challenge for me! I don't really know how to do "distress"! I mean I guess I am physically capable, but working it into a design, not so much. But as i was setting up my craft room (moved recently across the hall) and also my sewing machine, I thought of what I could do.

Yay! I distressed!!
Head over and check out what the other ladies have come up with then play along. You have until noon Thursday October 6th to play along at The Scrapbooker's Paradise blog.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend. :) 

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