12.29.2011

Shabby Yellow Rose Thanks...




What do you mean it's over??  What happened to Christmas?  I don't want to take down the tree :(

With that out of the way, I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season.  Mine is still technically going, I have been off work and don't go back until Monday.  Had some time to spend with family and just relax.  My husband spoiled me this year with many amazing craft goodies - I can't wait to break them out of their packages!!

But who got spoiled the most??  Our fur-babies:  Max, Baby, Peeps, and Pixie.
  Pixie after opening her gifts Christmas morning, 'tis exhausting work:


Today I am sharing a shabby-chic card with you - I have been trying very hard to perfect this technique.  Some day I will have it completely figured out :)

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps digis;  Recollections cardstock;  My Mind's Eye papers;  Circle Nestie;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  CraftSmart Chocolate and Gold inks;  recycled ribbon;  Hero Arts lace;  Martha Stewart baker's twine;  Prima button;  Recollections pearl.  Tools:  Making Memories edge distressor.

I made this yellow rose card for the following challenges:  Simon Says Stamps - anything goes;  CASE Study - CASE Amy's beautiful card;  City Crafter - fussy cutting;  4 Crafty Chicks - something new (button, lace, twine).

With that said, have a wonderful day.  Thanks for coming to visit!

Photobucket

12.23.2011

The Days Before Christmas...


...not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...  Oh wait, that's not true at all.  I have been a busy little beaver this week trying to finish my calendar (template)  .

I have a few projects to share, so please bare with me...

First off is StampFairy's Kasi:

 Calendar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  Bo Bunny and me & my BIG ideas papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Circle Nestie; Dress It Up buttons;  hemp twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

 I made Kasi for the following challenges:  Moving Along With the Times - cats or dogs;  Some Odd Girl - love

Next I used  Herb St. Patrick's Day for March:
 Calendar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  American Craft papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics (E0000, E000, E00, E13, R81, G24, G28, 100, W5);  Gelly Roll white pen;  Wonky Square Nestie; Recollections gems.  Tools:  sewing machine.



Next is Clemmy Easter:
Calendar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  K&Co papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics (R81, R83, R85, R89; Y06, Y11);  Gelly Roll white pen; Primas,  Dress It Up buttons;  Martha Stewart Purple Sapphire glitter;  We R Memory Keepers Limeade baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine. 

 I made Clemmy Easter for the following challenges:  DYSU Challenge - stripes; Cute Card Thursday - sketch:



And last is Molly May:
 Calendar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  BasicGrey papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics (E0000, E000, E00, R81, 100, W5, N1, R29, R89, );  Dress It Up buttons;  Recollections gems;  Primas;  We R Memory Keepers Slate baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

 I made Molly May for the following challenges:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday - use sketch:



 My special girls, Pixie and Baby, always supervising my craft room.  Merry Christmas from our house to yours!!


Photobucket

12.20.2011

Lenny New Year January...



Good morning all!  Oh my gosh - only 5 more days until Christmas!

I am continuing my calendar project (template) - next is January.  I have used StampFairy's Lenny Love.  As Lenny is the "spokes model" for StampFairy, I thought he would be a great way to ring in the New Year.  I unfortunately ran out of my grey Copics and have ordered refills, therefore Lenny is a blue bear :)
Calendar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  American Craft papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics (BG000, BG01, BG05, G12, G24);  Gelly Roll white pen;  Circle Nestie; We R Memory Keepers Lollipop baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Lenny New Year for the following challenges:  Die Cut Dreams - January 2012 page;  iCopic Challenge - last minute gifts;  Secret Crafter - New Year/Celebration;  Sketch Saturday - sketch 186:  

Well, it's off to work I go - I can do it - only 2 more days left!

Thanks for your continued support this year - sending lots of love your way!

Photobucket

12.19.2011

Pink Roses Thank You...




Good Monday morning!  It might be the best Monday of the year!  Sure, sure, I have to go to work right away, but the office is closed on Thursday until the new year.  Actually, it's the best (work) week of the year!  And can you believe it is only 6 more days until Christmas?!?!?!?  I hope you have all your shopping done.  Everything is wrapped and under the tree here, now all I have to do is Christmas baking on Friday - oh how I love Skor shortbread and pecan butter tarts!  I was going to start baking earlier, but between me and my husband we would have everything finished by Christmas :)

I don't know about the rest of you, but making Christmas cards up until the last minute takes the joy out of it.  It feels so great to make something other than a Holiday card!  Pink?  Check.  Flowers?  Check.  Thank you? Check.

I used Clear Dollar Stamp's Roses to Die For digi and paper set:
 Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Clear Dollar Stamps papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Prima leaves;  Stampendous! sentiment stamp;  CraftSmart Black and Stampin' Up! Pomegranate inks; Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Recollections pearls;  Dress It Up button;  We R Memory Keepers Referee baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this flower card for the following challenges:  I Did It Creations and Poodles Parlour - Thank You;  Sparkles Forum and The Crafty Pad - anything BUT Christmas;  Sketchbook Saturday w Chupa - sketch #42:


Okay, I have to run!!  I am going to be late for work.
Photobucket

12.16.2011

Barry Easter April...




Oh my goodness - 9 more days until Christmas - how exciting!!  Why do I love Christmas so much, well there is the obvious reasons:  it's Christmas.  But Boxing Day, the day after Christmas is also one of my favorite days.  We get up nice and early, have breakfast, go to Tim Horton's drive-through for an extra large coffee and go shopping with a million other people for the day.  Sounds crazy, but I love it!!!!!  It's a family tradition :) 
I also have holidays from Dec 22 through to the new year.  Life is good at Christmas.


I have another calendar page (template) to share with you. I used StampFairy's Barry Thoughout the Year:
Calendar Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  K&Co papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Ovals and Labels 18 Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water border punch; Prima flowers.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made April Barry for the following challenges:  Craft-room Challenge - die cuts and punches;  Pixie Dust - stitching;  Digi Doodle Shop - paper pieRcing;  Simon Says Stamp - use Domi's sketch:

Have a wonderful Friday!  We have a Christmas party tonight, this weekend I will be working on my calendar project, next Friday is Christmas baking... and then it's Christmas weekend!!  I am just a bit excited ;)

Photobucket

12.15.2011

CDS December Release...




Good morning friends,  it's New Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps.  And I have two cards to share with you.  It's nice to get away from the Christmas cards and do some flowery birthday cards.

I used Roses to Die For digi and paper set:
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Clear Dollar Stamps papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Cuttlebug Script embossing folder;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Recollections pearls;  Dress It Up button;  We R Memory Keepers Referee baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine. 

I made this Red Rose card for the following challenges: Stampin' Sisters in Christ - birthdays;    Crafty Cardmakers - use an image three times;  The Ribbon Carousel - tangled twine.


I have been hoarding my silk flowers, but I think I have found the perfect fit!
 I used Totally Tag Happy Birthday sentiment for this card:
Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  K&Co shimmer papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Circle and Beaded Circle Nesties;  Jolee's Boutique satin flower;  recycled ribbon;  Recollections gems.

I made this Orange Satin flower card for the following challenges:  Allsorts - it takes two use two colors (can use white as base too);  Scrapbook Sisters - two colors;  Inspirational Card Sketches:


Thanks for taking the time to come and visit me :)

Photobucket

12.14.2011

Herb July...




...11 more days until Christmas...

I will make this quick as I "overslept" again (okay, I've been setting my alarm clock for later) :)

TIP:  When using any markers, be sure to store them flat or standing up with the tip down.  That way they are always ready to go!

I have another calendar page (template) to share with you. I used StampFairy's Herb Summer:
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  Deja Views papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Square Nesties; Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Doodlebug Designs button; We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Herb for the following challenges:  Anything Goes- anything but a card;  Top Tip Tuesday - gifts;  Sketch N Stash - sketch #76:

Have a wonderful Wednesday friends!

Photobucket

12.13.2011

Herb March...

Good morning all - today I have a real short post for you.  I accidentally slept in just a bit (okay, not really an accident).  Oh, and 12 more days until Christmas!

I finished another calendar month (template). I used StampFairy's Herb St. Patrick's Day for March.  Isn't he a real sweetie?
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  BasicGrey Marjolaine papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Circle Nestie; Doodlebug Designs button; We R Memory Keepers Slate baker's twine;  Martha Stewart Smokey Quartz glitter.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Herb for the following challenges:  Cupcake Craft - shiny, glitzy, sparkly etc;  Basic Grey - anything goes using BasicGrey;  Secret Crafter - all creatures great or small;  sketch saturday - sketch #185:

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Photobucket

12.12.2011

Patches December...




Good morning all!  It is officially a Christmas countdown - 13 days!  The only thing I have left to do is grocery shop.  Otherwise I am pretty much done everything else. 

Today's DT Challenge: The challenge at StampFairy is celebrate the holidays.  This challenge goes for 3 weeks and we will start with a new challenge fresh in the new year:  January 1, 2012.

Don't forget Molly Peeker, which is the StampFairy Blog Hop freebie - if you would like to join the fun, go here.  Everybody wins!


I am still working on my 2012 calendar (template) - I used Christmas Patches for December.  It was a tough choice to pick my favorite between Patches and Gingy, but Patches won this round:

Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  me and my BIG ideas and American Crafts papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Circle and Label 18 Nesties; Dress It Up button; We R Memory Keepers Slate baker's twine;  Recollections gems.


I made Patches for the following challenges:  Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas glitz;  Forever Friends - Christmas;  CES Challenge - traditional Christmas;   Simon Says - Christmas (with inspiration photo);  Sketches by Carly - sketch #46:

See you all again tomorrow - have a wonderful Monday!

Photobucket

12.09.2011

Clemmy Love February...



Good morning - happy Friday!!

I have another calendar month to share with you - I am trying hard to get this ready for Christmas.  Not sure why I decided at last minute to make a 12 month calendar :)

I used another of my StampFairy favorites Clementine Love for February.  I am trying to keep these pages some what simple, as they are already getting too bulky.

Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  Bo Bunny Smoochable papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  EK Success corner punch;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Limeade baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Clemmy Love for the following challenges:  Going Grey w Scrap-Creations - make it a present;  Charisma Cardz - no cards;   The Pixie Cottage - last minute gifts;  Peachy Keen Stamps - sketch:


It's also StampFairy's New Release and Freebie Friday - meet Barry Countdown to Christmas:


Well I am off to the vet again (3rd time this week), our older dog Mr. Peeper's is having a lot of problems.  He is off to have a liver ultrasound.  We hope everything is negative and that he will be well :(

(In his Christmas cape last year)



Photobucket

12.07.2011

Linda Fairy January...




Good morning all.  I hope the week has been treating you well.  We've had some extremely warm days here and all the snow has melted.  I do hope we have snow for Christmas, it's just wrong with out it!  Hard to believe only a few more weeks!?!  Do you have your Christmas shopping done?

I have continued on with my calendar.  I have May and June done, now I need to start from the beginning and hopefully complete it soon.

 I am using some of my favorite StampFairy characters - for January I am using Linda Fairy:
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth papers;  Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Gelly Roll white pen;  Fiskars Threading Water border punch;  Martha Stewart Mica tinsel glitter;  Dress It Up and Doodlebug Designs buttons;  We R Memory Keepers Cream Soda baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Linda Fairy for the following challenges:  Die Cut Dreams - calendar;  Creative Craft Crew - stitching;  CES Challenges - bear necessities (use a bear);  Sketch Saturday - sketch 184:

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Photobucket

12.06.2011

Gumball Birthday...


ETA:  I have to tell some good news - my side mission Cards {for} Critters raised $60 to give to the Saskatoon SPCA this Christmas.  How awesome is that?!?!  I know it's not a lot, but if I can help just one animal in need, then I have done my job on earth :)

****

Good morning.  Unfortunately, my alarm clock didn't go off this morning and I am running behind already - what a great way to start the day :)

I know every one is making Christmas cards at this time of year, but I am finished (good thing I started in January!)  So I wanted to make a fun, bright, happy birthday card.

I used another pre-colored digi (because they make my life SO much easier!):  Sweet Stuff Machine.  I glitter heat embossed the candies to give them a bit of a realistic look.

Card Ingredients:  Clear Dollar Stamps Digi;  Deja Views papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing glitter;  Doodlebug Designs button;  We R Memory Keepers Blue Lagoon baker's twine.  Tools:  sewing machine. 

I made this gumball birthday card for the following challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays - CAS and BINGO (I could go a few ways:  scallops, green, stripes;  stripes, orange, aqua;  scallops, polka dots, pink);  Charisma Cardz - seeing spots;  Wacky Wednesday - birthdays;  Sketchbook Saturday w Chupa - sketch #40:


Well thanks, as always, for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Photobucket

12.05.2011

Molly Fairy...



Here we are again:  me, Monday, and you.  Times is just flying by!  It's hard to believe that the new year is just around the corner.  I am finally feeling back to normal (I was sick last week), now I have to get it into high gear to finish some Christmas gifts.  Oh the hustle and bustle of Christmas (I love it, really!)

Today's DT Challenge: The continued theme at StampFairy Challenge is a sketch and to finish the inside of your card.
I used Molly Peeker, which is the StampFairy Blog Hop freebie - if you would like to join the fun, go here.  Everybody wins!


The inside:  which is perfect for money, gift cards, or even photos!
Card Ingredients: StampFairy digi;  Bo Bunny Vicki B. papers;  Bazzill and Recollections cardstock;  Copics;  Circle Nesties;  Stampendous! Kaleidoscope embossing glitter;  Prima flowers.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made Molly Fairy for the following challenges:  Stampin' Sisters in Christ - angels;  Allsorts - circular;  Digi Doodle - make it sparkle.

And a reminder of the StampFairy sketch:

Have a wonderful Monday!

Photobucket

12.03.2011

StampFairy Turns ONE...

Good morning,  I have a very special blog post to share with you all today.  StampFairy is turning ONE!!  I have had the privilege to be on the team since day one and I have enjoyed every moment.

Now with blog hop details:

**If you have come from Celine's blog then you are on the right track, if not, start at StampFairy blog.
**Along the way, you will find special letters.  Unscramble them and they will make a special short phrase.
**Email your special phrase to (webmaster@stampfairy.com) for a free digi!  That's right, everyone who plays, wins!
**Don't forget to comment on all the teamies blogs to qualify for your free digital image.


My calendar showcases some familiar faces.  I chose Cowboy Piggy for May:

And Donny Ladybug for June:

Next along the hop is Jessica's blog, but before you leave, make sure you write this down:

Thank you Chris (my fab teamie) for the great idea on using a frame for the calendar!



Photobucket