Good afternoon ladies (and Derek) ;)

I will have to make this quick, as I finally bought paint to do our "powder room." I can't believe I have left it this long. Right now the walls are khaki green and all my accessories are green apple - doesn't really go too well together LOL. I am keeping the green apple because that is one of my new favorite colors and I have painting the wall "Sweetwood." Just a nice dark warm taupe :)

Our extended weekend was nice - it was great to get away even if it was just for a couple of days.

Now look at me - I am carrying on...

Today's Challenges: 1. The Color Throwdown's new color challenge, such elegant colors:

2. Stampin' Royalty has a sketch this week. This is their first sketch challenge and it is so pretty:

3. Cute Card Thursday says "Blooming Gorgeous" (use flowers):

And here is my entry:

Card Ingredients: K&Co Viola Vita paper; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Inkadinkado stamps; Craftsmart Black ink; Fiskars elegant punch; Stickles Purple; Copic markers; Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbon; Prima; random gems, button, and twine.

Happy Sunday!! I am off to wrap up some cards and then off I go to paint!! Stay happy!!



Hi again! Thanks for coming back :) This will be my last post until Sunday - we are going on an extended weekend trip and I can't wait to get away! I have to go pack so I will see you all later!

Tonight's Challenge: The Pink Elephant has a really great Recipe Challenge this week of

"Polka Dots, a Bow and Pink"

Well, those are some of my favorite things!!!

Card Ingredients: Recollections Light Pink Stripes and Dots; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; TPC Studio stamps; Craftsmart Black ink; Copic markers; Celebrate It ribbon; random button, gem, and twine.

Happy Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to you ALL!!! Stay fuzzy!


Off the Beaten Path

Hello, hello! Hope you all are enjoying your Tuesday. Hard to believe it is Wednesday again tomorrow!

Tonight's Challenges: 1. Sketch Girl is back up!! They took a short break but are back with a great sketch :)

2. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge has a photo as inspiration. I took the mossy green and purples as the inspiration. Unfortunately, for some very odd reason, my camera does not like lilac purple. It would rather make it blue? Very, very odd, as me and my camera get along very well...

My owl and cardstock are lilac purple:

Card Ingredients: Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Recollections Purple Argyle paper; Inkadinkado stamps; Craftsmart Black ink; Copic markers; random flower, button, and twine.

Happy Tuesday to you all!! I will see you again tomorrow! Stay happy :)

Yippeee Skippeee!

Lookie, lookie! I was chosen as a new Design Team member for:

Oh my! Isn't that exciting!! I will be one of the Friday girls, and well, that is my favorite week day - seriously! It was so meant to be!

Really though, do go on over to Practical Scrappers and join me. There is so much freakin talent over there! And don't let the "Scrapper" part fool you - you can be a card maker just like me and still enter weekly!

Each week a challenge will be presented to use a specific embellishment or tool. How cool is that?!?! And really, who doesn't like the chance to win prizes? Come on - I know you are raising your hand on your side of the computer.

I will end my babbling now: Really - "I aint no writer" ;)



Happy Birthday!

Wowzers - we got hit with such a big winter storm. I swear 3/4 of the city is in hibernation, seriously!!!

Anyhoo... another Happy Monday brings another great weekly SPCC! Come join us and you could win a prize and meet some great people :)

And another cupcake card. See??? Told you there would be more :)

Card Ingredients: Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Recollections Brown Pinstripe and Argyle paper; Inkadinkado stamps; Craftsmart Black ink; Celebrate It ribbon; random gems, button and twine.

Happy Monday to you all!! Stay happy!!! Thanks for all the continued support - I wouldn't be here without you guys :)




Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. We got hit with a doozy of a winter storm. It is a good thing we have an SUV because the car got stuck in our driveway :)

Makes for a good day to stay indoors and get some crafting done, right??

Today's Challenges: 1. Get Sketchy has a great new sketch this week:

2. The Color Throwdown has a very pretty color challenge this week:

And my entry:

Card Ingredients: Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Inkadinkado stamps; Craftsmart Black ink; Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls folder; Celebrate It ribbon; random gems, button and twine.

Happy Sunday - see you all again tomorrow for another SPCC!



Cookies and Cake

Hello again! It is my favorite day of the week and winter has come back to Canada! We are supposed to get up to 25 cm of snow over the weekend which is much needed for so many reasons. Though Weather Canada says it will warm up again which means all the snow will melt again - such a shame.

I just wanted to post quickly here as I have a date a few hours to see Avatar.

Today's Challenges:

1. Pile It On - wants "at least 3 ribbons".

2. Charisma Cardz Challenge - "Fruity Colors"

3. EtsyInspired Challenge - use inspiration from Sweetie Pie Tutus. I love their little moto: "If our tutus were any sweeter, they would be made of sugar!" The brilliant colors and flowers is what I grabbed my inspiration from.

4. Unscripted Sketches has a new sketch. I must tell the ladies at US that I just ADORE their weekly challenges. There hasn't been one sketch where I thought to myself: yeah, can't do that one :)

I made this card for a birthday girl who is turning five. I wanted a very bright card with lots of elements that she should love :)

Card Ingredients: paper is unknown; Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Inkadinkado and Recollections stamps; Craftsmart Black and Fuchsia inks; Copic markers; Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbons; Primas; Making Memories brads; random gems, button, and twine.

Happy Saturday!! Hmmm, wonder if I should go shovel before I leave - naaaaaaaaa. It will only snow more this weekend :) See you all tomorrow and stay warm!!!!!



Another Year Older

Hi everyone! I feel like I am not being very productive lately. How can it possibly take me the longest time EVER for what should be the simplest card EVER? My card took almost 3 1/2 hours to make tonight :S

Sorry if you are getting tired of another Swiss Dot and cupcake card, but this isn't it - I have more to come later LOL... I can't help myself the folder and stamps are some of my favs!!

Tonight's Challenges: 1. Unscripted Sketches has this fabby sketch to follow:

2. Simon Says Challenge wants "Punches"


2. Creative Card Crew also wants "Punch It". Now Creative Card Crew has a challenge "fortnightly". I honestly do not know what that means. I thought it was bi-weekly but now I am second guessing myself. Any help???

I didn't want to fussy this up too much, as it is for my male boss:

{For the record, I do not speak Polish, but my boss does. It says "Happy Birthday"}

Card Ingredients: Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Fiskars diamond punch; Inkadinkado stamp; Craftsmart Black and Teal inks; Copic and Crayola markers; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; random button, twine, and threads.

Happy Thursday!! Can you believe it is Friday tomorrow again!!??! Oh how I love weekends!!


Another Year Wiser

Hello, hello!! This will be just a quick post as this card took me a whole Harry Potter movie to finish :) So much for completing two cards tonight :(

I made this card for 4 FABBY challenges :) That is a lot for me!

Tonight's Challenges: 1. Frosted Designs wants to see "eyelets"

2. Design Dollies wants to see:

3. Practical Scrappers wants to see "embossing"

4. Cupcake Craft Challenges wants this sketch:

And my turquoise, white, lime green, eyeletted, embossed sketch card :)

Seriously, how can you not LOVE this lil face:

A wee bit of fluffy smoke:

And lots and lots of embossing:

Card Ingredients: Bazzill and Recollections cardstock; Inkadinkado and Recollections stamps; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder; Nestabilities; Craftsmart Black and Teal inks; Martha Stewart Swan flocking powder; Making Memories eyelets; Creatology wiggle eyes; and Crayola markers.

Happy Tuesday my friends!!!