Saturday, December 31, 2011

Penny Black Blog Hop Entry

I was completely inspired this afternoon by all the fabulous creations on the Penny Black Blog Hop. I decided to join in the fun with this quick creation inspired by: Jeanne Streiff. Her creation was totally eye catching and I had to try a similar design.

Colored Cardstock: Penny Black
White Cardstock: X-Press It
Ink: Momento - Black Tuxedo & Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain
Stamps: Penny Black - Mimi's Heart (main image), Mimi's Christmas (gift), Betsy Bluebell (enjoy your day)
Baker's Twine: Divine Twine
Markers: Copic & white paint Sharpie
Punches: Marvy Uchida - scallop, round, square

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Shopping our Stash - Tie It Up!
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything goes
Outlawz - Greeting Card group - Anything goes
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - Anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!

Eternal Love

Happy New Year everyone! Today I am sharing a canvas project that I created for my grandmother. This is the third canvas I have created using a similar template and I think they just turn out so well. The papers are from CTMH, ink is Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, twigs are from our forest :), tag is 7 Gypsies (an ATC card that I cut out), leaves - torn paper - own design, key and rafia are unknown and metal accents are TPC design from Grandma's Attic collection. I cut out the letters using my Cricut and the swirls were done with a sizzix die.
Adhesive used: ATG to adhere papers & photo, Tombow mono multi for letters and to put together the flowers and 3D zots glue dots for all the embellies.

Close up of flowers:

Close up of tag and other flower:

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed New Year!

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Greetings

These are some of my favourite Christmas cards that I made this year. All designs were inspired from the Penny Black Blog!


Monday, December 19, 2011

Couple Quick Christmas Cards

Good Day! Just wanted to share a couple quick cards I made. The second one is a photo card I created and just mounted on cardstock. See previous post for details on the photo card.




I would like to enter the snowman card in the following challenges:

Creations by Gill - Red and Green
My Sheri Crafts - Let It Snow
Card Makin Mamas - Christmas
Scrappin Chics Challenge Blog - Christmas or Holiday
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Last Minute Christmas Makes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Merry Christmas
Outlawz Challenges CAS - Photo Inspiration

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Greetings

I have been busy creating for Christmas and wanted to share a quick Christmas photo card I created using the My Memories software. I am in love with this product. It make's digital creation so simple and easy. After Christmas and after everyone has received their gifts, I will post some of the projects I have been working on. Remember, if you would like to try out this amazing software, please use the code in my sidebar (also listed below) to get your $10 off discount.

Promo code: STMMMS94871

Thanks for looking!

Have a fabulous weekend,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Layout

I had to do a quick post to share a Halloween layout I just finished! I am so excited about this, because for so long I have only had time for cards, but now with this new digital software from My Memories I am able to sit down and scrapbook a layout in mere minutes.

How fun is that? Remember I am doing a give-away for this amazing software on Oct. 31 -- yes Halloween! Be sure to leave a comment on the prior post to be entered into the drawing. Or if you can't wait and want to buy the software, make sure you use the code on my sidebar to save $10.

Have a fantabulous day,

Saturday, October 15, 2011


One lucky person will win their own free copy of the My Memories software. I will draw one lucky winner on Monday, October 31st (Yes, Halloween!!!!) - I thought that would be a great day for a treat.  In order to be entered in the drawing please do one or all of the following:

1. Visit choose a favorite digital paper pack or layout, then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you like best and why you like it.
2. For an extra entry, you can follow the MyMemories blog, Facebook page, or Twitter stream.  Just leave another comment letting me know if you are following.


As a special for all of my blog readers, My Memories has provided a "Share the Memories" code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software plus a $10 coupon for the store - a $20 value!  To take advantage of this special offer, go to the MyMemories Suite link here: and enter this special code: 
(more details on the MY MEMORIES SOFTWARE tab at the top of my blog)

Good Luck and happy scrapping!

PS: Check out a couple more quick layouts I just did!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cute Hedgie & a Sketch

Wow! I have a fire under my butt this week! I can't remember the last time I made this many cards in a short time frame. Guess it helps that our family has many August birthdays. Anyway, I based this card on a Sweet Sketch Wednesday creation. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew it had to be my next card! I don't think I have used this many layers before!

Sweet Sketch:

My Card:

Inside of card:

Supplies used:

Ink: CTMH (smoothie) and Memento (rich cocoa)
Stamps: Penny Black "Wonderful Day" (Hedgie), CTMH - both sentiments, Stampin' Up - flowers on envelope
Markers: copic: W1, 0, E50, E31, E25, E17, YR02, YR21, Y21, R11, R20, R32
Cardstock: CTMH Daisy White and X-Press It
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye - Dreamy 2
Flowers: My Mind's Eye - Dreamy 2

Challenges I would like to enter:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Outlawz - How does your garden grow
Make it Monday - anything goes
Paper Playtime - anything goes
Stamp with Fun - summer
Stamps R Us - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate any and all comments, questions and suggestions! Have a super crafty day!

Scrappy Hugs,

Sunday, August 21, 2011

2 more Birthday cards

Hello blogland! I have been busy crafting today and in between two major projects, got the itch to do a couple of birthday cards and just had to share.
The first card is a boy birthday card and I used an adorable Mo Manning Digital Image called Beary Hilarious! I love this bear - he is so cute! The image is colored with copics and all paper is from my scrap bin. The star stamp is from CTMH and I distressed and stamped with CTMH moonstruck.

Inside of card:

My second card is perfect for a little girl! I used more digi images. The girl is a Digi by Lori Design and the butterfly is from Digi Stamp Boutique. Again the papers are all from my scrap bin and the ink, flower stamp & inside birthday stamp are from CTMH. The Happy Birthday stamp on the outside of the card is from Gina K Designs. The pearls are CTMH and Kaisercraft.

Inside of card:

Challenges I would like to enter boy card in:

Bronte and Bella's Challenge - Feeling Blue
Sketchy Colors - shades of blue
Sparkles Forum Challenges - one for the boys
Send a Smile 4 Kids - punches and die cuts
Totally Gorjuss - cute and cuddly
Digis with Attitude - anything goes
Stamp Insanity - anything goes
Divas by Design - Birthdays

Challenges I would like to enter girl card in:

Birthday Sundaes Challenge - pink, green, white
CMC copic challenge group - winged things
Designed to Delight - anything goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids - punches and die cuts
Card Makin Mamas - pink
The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Divas by Design - Birthdays
Flutter By Wednesdays - punches and/or die cuts

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Quick Birthday Post

Wow! It has been a long time since I have had a chance to post anything and so even though this was a quick birthday card I made a couple days ago, I just had to get it on here. I made this card for my sweet 11 year old Adam. Sending you big Birthday hugs Adam and am thrilled you had such a great day yesterday!
I used a MelJen Digital image and colored it with copic markers. The gems are CTMH, cardstock - Gina K and patterned paper is unknown. I used heavenly blue CTMH ink to do the sky and do some blending.

Inside of Card:

Challenges I would like to enter:

Bronte and Bella's Challenge - feeling blue
Crafting Journey - anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - blue or blue/green

Hope you enjoy the card and thanks for visiting! Have a happy scrappy day!


Thursday, June 16, 2011

So Tweet!

Wings is the new theme for tomorrow over at Simply Create. Come on over and join the fun! The DT has come up with some great pieces of inspiration and we would love to see your creations with wings!

Here is my card: (I have been waiting to use my spellbinders dies for a couple of months and I have had this cute little birdie for awhile as well -- so it was time to try them out!)

Inside of card:

Products used:

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill & unknown
Stamps: Imaginisce
Ink: CTMH Heavenly Blue and Momento Rich Cocoa
Punch: Martha Stewart
Dies: Spellbinders petite scallop and large circle
Brads: unknown
Markers: Copics: 0, YG91, YG03, YG11, YG 25, R32, R20, RV25, C1, BG53
Glitter: CTMH glitz stardust

Challenges I would like to enter:

This card was based on a sketch from Outlawz:
Simply Scrapping Copic Challenge - ground your image
Use it Tuesday - use unused, dies, punches or cut-outs (spellbinders dies - there are a few sets waiting for me to show them some love :)
Make It Monday - anything goes :) as always
The Paper Shelter - punches and dies

Have a super sunny day,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flowers are blooming

Good day everyone! I have a flower card to share with you today that can be used for any occasion. I was inspired by all the new things blooming in my garden today. I just had to make a quick card while on my lunch break to celebrate all this beauty that is surrounding me.
Hope you enjoy my card! (FYI - the deep blue has a touch of turquoise to it, but no matter how I photographed it, the bright and brilliance of the blues just aren't quite the same).

Inside of card and side view to show the dimension of the flower.

Close up of flower . . .

Supplies used:
Cardstock: unknown
Embossing folder: floral fantasy (cuttlebug)
Button: dollar store
Floss: making memories pastel
Stamp: sundail (Penny Black)
Markers: copic: YR02, YR04, YR07, BG02, BG05, BG07 and white sakura opaque paint pen
Glitter: stickles - orange & blue
Ribbon: recycled from a bath set
Punch: Fiskars scallop border

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:

K B Cute Monday Challenges - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - floral showcase
Sassy Studio Designs - stitching
The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - stamp something
Truly Scrumptious - summer sparkle
Make it Monday - anything goes
Penny Black at All Sorts - use your favourite Penny Black stamp

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dad Card and a win!

I have two things to share today! First of all I am super excited that I won the sketch challenge on the Penny Black blog this week for my Enjoy your Day card on the post below! I love Penny Black stamps and now I will have a new set along with some Mix n' Match cardstock. Thanks so much Penny Black!

Second, it is time for another Simply Create challenge (which will be posted tomorrow morning). This time the theme is Dad/Father. I have to admit I struggled with this challenge. I, like so many others, have difficulty with male cards. I ripped up my first one, but am satisfied with my effort on this project. Let me know what you think and please give constructive feedback if you see a way to improve my card! :)

All supplies are CTMH:

Paper and My Stickease: It's a Guy Thing
Stamp set: Wonderful Friend
Ink: Barn Red, Cocoa, New England Ivy
Brads and hinge are also CTMH

Other Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Outlawz Challenges - Greeting card - anything goes
Ai Factory Challenge Blog - distress it
Crafty Sentiments - neutral colors
Crafting for all Seasons - dads/fathers
The Paper Shelter - glad for dad
Scrapbook Sisters - a mans world
Scrapalicious Blog - card for a man
Sweet Stamps - masculine

Thanks for stopping in and have a super crafty weekend,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enjoy Your Day

Hello everyone out there in blogland! I hope you have sunnier skies than what we have. I don't mind the rain, but it's become chilly . . . brrrr! Perfect reason to make a sunny and happy card. The following card was inspired by a sketch on the Penny Black Blog.

Inside of card:

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Penny Black - Embrace; Betsy Bluebell for sentiment
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Dreamy
Cardstock: CTMH - white daisy & XPress It
Markers: Copics: C1, C3, C5, R11, R20, 0, BG10, YG03, Y21, Y23, R32 - 0.3 black multi-liner  & Sakura white opaque marker
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black & CTMH - Breeze
Glitter: Yellow Stickles
Brads: unknown
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye - Dreamy collection

Challenges I would like to enter:

Penny Black Blog - sketch challenge
Outlawz Copic / Promarker Challenge - use blender
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - anything goes
Fab n Funky Challenge Blog - Cute & Cuddly
Repeat Impressions DCC525 Designer’s Choice Challenge - use stitching (faux or real)
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Favourite colours
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Stampavie and More Challenge Blog - pink
Papertake Weekly Challenge - pale, pretty pastels

Thanks for stopping by!