Thursday, January 18, 2018

4 CC #386 {ATG/Sympathy Cards}


Welcome back to another "4 Crafty Chicks" challenge. This week, our hostess is our newest Chick, Amy, and she's looking for the following
4 CC #386 {Sympathy Cards}

Remember, our challenges are now always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :) 

Sympathy cards are one I never have enough of...this beauty was created at one of our monthly stamp club nights and I really love it. The tulips are gorgeous and the little scene created here is just warming to my heart. This card went to a very special lady in my life who lost her husband late last year. 


All products are Stampin' Up! and idea was CASE'd from PINTEREST.

Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Amy's challenge:


We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist" of Sympathy cards. Happy crafting!







Monday, January 15, 2018

Jam-makin' Days of Winter....


Welcome back to my blog for the wrap-up of our Paper Sweeties Winter "Blast from the Past!" We did not have a new release this month so we were showcasing some of our favorite stamps/sweet cuts relating to winter.

Now...I bet you are asking me "why a jar then?" Well...I don't know about a lot of you, but I freeze a lot of my fruit in the summer when I harvest it, then I make jam on the cold, blustery days of winter! The house smells so heavenly and it gets our shelves stocked up and good for the following year when things are super busy!! :) 

I made this card last year and I really wanted to show it off again - it's one of my favorites and I hope that's ok :)


My card was made using an older stamp/die set called Mason Jar along with Handmade for You Accessories stamp set 
and Sweet Cuts - Circle Scallop Frames.


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using some of our "winter" themed stamps and sweet cuts:


Thank you so much for stopping in today. Happy crafting! Cheers!

Merry Monday #273 {Color Challenge!}


Welcome back to my blog! This week at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, miss Marcia is our hostess and she's looking for us to use the following color inspiration as our jump-off point on our cards:




I dug out a new-to-me Stampin' Up! set called Snowflake Sentiments and I LOVE THEM!! They are so bold and the font is beautiful...there are sentiments for inside the card as well....very pretty! 

I decided to go with some die cut snowflakes to finish off the card and added some glittery red gumdrops to finish it off....hope you like it!


Thanks so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created using Marcia's "color inspiration" challenge! Cheers! 


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sending Warm Hugs & Kisses with Paper Sweeties!


Hello there everyone! This month over at Paper Sweeties, instead of a new release, we are showcasing some of our favorite "winter" goodies for our January 2018 Blast from the Past!! 

For my card today, I have used a few different stamp sets and sweet cuts to create my super cute snow friends card (all products listed with links at the bottom of this post). 

I stamped the snow people from Snow Friends on white card stock, cut them out with the matching sweet cuts - then stamped their accessories onto various designer paper and cut them out with the dies, glued them all together and I think they make a super cute pair!

The sentiment is from Let it Snow, and I also used the With Love sweet cuts heart to make their backdrop...

Here's a close up....




I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using some of our "winter" themed stamps and sweet cuts:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

January 2018 Paper Sweeties Blast From the Past - Winter Edition!


Hello there everyone! This month over at Paper Sweeties, we are showcasing some "winter" goodies for our January 2018 Blast from the Past!! 

Today, I am showing off miss Madison in her gorgeous plaid winter outfit from the Let it Snow stamp set :) She's ready for the cold weather wouldn't you say?! It's been soooo cold here in central Alberta, CANADA the past 3 weeks or so (-40C windchills etc) and I have been bundled up just like Madison lol...brrrr! 

Here's a close up....


I paper pieced Madison's outfit by stamping the hat and coat from Let It Snow onto some gorgeous plaid paper. I felt the same plaid paper needed to be used as my background - I LOVE PLAID! lol....


Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you using some of our "winter" themed stamps and sweet cuts:


Thanks for stopping in and we'll be back tomorrow with some more blasts from the past - Winter Edition - for you all! Cheers! 

Paper Sweeties products used on my card:



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Seize the Birthday with 4 CC #385 {No Winter Blues}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

This week, our challenge hostess is none other than miss Nance, and she's looking for cards with NO BLUE on them! Easy peesy! :) Remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of NO BLUE....

This card was made at a stamp club night quite a while ago with the crazy gals in our monthly stamp club! Isn't it absolutely GORGEOUS!?!? Oh my word....I just fell in love with this card....I couldn't post it sooner as I gave it to my bestie, Leanne, for her 50th Birthday this past December. So, now I can show it off in all it's beautiful glory!


All supplies are Stampin' Up! and the idea was CASE'd from Pinterest....

I am also combining this card for 4 Crafty Chicks with Seize the Birthday's Anything Goes Challenge happening right now...



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

Double D Challenges - Birthday 
Fab 'n Funky - Happy
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in today to see what I created for Nance's challenge this week - be sure to come on over to the HEN HOUSE and link up with us and remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional twist of NO BLUE....cheers!!!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Merry Monday #272 {Glasses}


Welcome back to my blog! This week at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, miss Leanne is our hostess and she's looking for us to use GLASSES on our cards:


For my card I used this cute set from Your Next Stamp called "Clink." I apologize for the poor quality pictures...I tried a couple different ways to take them to capture the black panel, but black is hard to capture - and then realized as I was adding my watermark, that you can see some glue on the top left hand corner. SOOOO sorry! 


The "cheers" die is from My Favorite Things and the background stitched circles die and double stitched panel die is from Gina Marie Designs. 


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created using Leanne's "glasses" challenge! Cheers! 


Thursday, January 4, 2018

4 CC #384 Anything Goes with a TWIST!!


Happy New Year and "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! 

We have a few new changes happening in the Hen House for 2018! All our challenges will now be ANYTHING GOES but there will be a twist challenge to go along with it each week. You do not have to use the twist but we would sure love it if you did :) Our challenges will also now run until Wednesday the following week instead of Tuesday. The deadline will be Wednesday at 12 p.m. MST and the winners will be published one hour before the next challenge goes live :)

This week, we welcome Amy with her first post as a Chick....welcome girl!

Miss Leanne is our challenge hostess this week and she's given us the following twist:

4 CC #384 ANYTHING GOES with the option of DIES and/or PUNCHES


My card was made at one of my monthly stamp club crafting nights....isn't it GORGEOUS?! I just love this Stampin' Up! butterfly set and dies to match....card idea was CASE'd from Pinterest.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Things with Wings - The House that Stamps Built
Anything Goes - Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes/Feminine - Watercooler Wednesdays
Anything Goes - Word Art Wednesdays
Anything Goes - A Perfect Time to Craft

Thank you so much for stopping in today - hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the Chicks have created using Leanne's twist - cheers!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

4 CC #383 {GLITTER}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

I hope you all survived the hustle and bustle of the past few days and got to spend some great time with your family and friends...now to gear up for New Years! :) 

This week, it is my turn to play challenge hostess and I want to see some sparkly, shiny GLITTER on your crafty projects!

4 CC #383 {GLITTER}


This card was created at one of my monthly stamp group nights - glitter paper is so fun to use and adds that bit of bling and sparkle where you need it...like on the sentiment panel and the belly band of this pretty birthday card!


All supplies Stampin' Up! and idea CASE'd from Pinterest

If you get a few free moments to get crafty, we'd love to have you play along! Hop on over to the Hen House HERE and link up! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve - stay safe and here's to a new year of crafty goodness ahead! CHEERS!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Bear-ly Warming Up with One Crazy Stamper!


 Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and another card for the monthly challenge with One Crazy StamperThe challenge this month is "Christmas/Winter." 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lora and all the wonderful ladies on the OCS Design Team - this will be my last post as a Diva. It's been such a fun time designing with these crazy gals and I wish them all the best....hugs girls! xoxoxo


For this month, the Divas over at OCS will be showcasing older images and this week I am sharing "Bear-ly Warming Up"  with you all. 



I stamped the image with my Momento Black ink, colored with copic markers, added some gumdrops and wa-laaaa! Done! He's an adorable teddy don'tchya think?! For the sketch I used last week's Freshly Made Sketches:






Card Recipe:

Stamps: Bear-ly Warming Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Copic Markers: C1, C3, C5, C8, E25, E27, G17, R24, R27, R29
Paper: XPress It! Copic Paper, YNS Christmas paper
Extras: Misti, gumdrops

Be sure to hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper December Challenge HERE and link up your project with us! Cheers and happy crafting! 




Thursday, December 21, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks #382 {Tags}


Welcome to another challenge from the 4 Crafty Chicks! Miss Tamie is our challenge hostess this week and she's looking for us to make some TAGS! 

4 CC #382 {TAGS}


I cannot take credit for these beauties....My good friend, Diane, made and gave me these in a goodie bag a while back and I just *had* to share with you all! All products are Stampin' Up! Thanks again, Diane - I have used them on some pressies and they are so pretty! xoxoxo


Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the Hen House HERE and see what our wonderful Guest Designer, Karola, and the rest of the uber-talented Chicks have created using Tamie's challenge! I would like to take this time to wish all of my crafty PEEPS in blogland a very Merry Christmas and a joyous, healthy holiday season! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

One Crazy Stamper - Santa Sitting


Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog and another card for the monthly challenge with One Crazy StamperThe challenge this month is "Christmas/Winter." 



For this month, the Divas over at OCS will be showcasing older images and this week I am sharing "Santa Sitting"  with you all. I can't believe the big guy will be here in 5 days! I hope I am ready LOL....



I stamped the image with my Momento Black ink, colored with copic markers, added some ribbon and gumdrops and wa-laaaa! Done! He's an adorable Santa! 


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sitting Santa - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Copic Markers: C1, C2, C3, C4, E51, E53, E55, G05, G07, G09, R24, R27, R29, T1, T3, T5
Paper: XPress It! Copic Paper, Green cardstock, Christmas paper
Extras: Misti, ribbon, gumdrops

Be sure to hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper December Challenge HERE and link up your project with us! Cheers and happy crafting!