12.26.2012

Happy Birthday Birgitta:

Good morning all!  In the blink of an eye, Christmas is over.  So I took a lot of photos to hang on to the memories ;)

 Don't forget we have another week at All That Scraps.  This week is Anything Goes.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used sweet lil Birgitta and put her in some jean overalls and a fun little shirt and matching socks.  Isn't she just a lamb!?

I am entering this card for Daring Cardmakers and their sponsor is the Ribbon Reel!
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digi, Simple Stories papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Wilton doily, Stampendous! sentiment stamp, Craftsmart Black ink.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Circle Nesties, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sunday Stamps - sketch,  Sweet Stampin' - seeing double, Daring Cardmakers - paper piecing.

Have a super wonderful Wednesday - I will be back on Monday as I am still on Christmas holidays and am trying to take a break from crafting.  Cheers!


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Let It Snow:


Good morning all - I hope you all had a super fabulous Christmas.  I know I did!  Lots of crafting goodies I can't wait to play with :)

Today is Boxing Day which is my secound favorite day of the year (following Christmas).  It's just a fun tradition that I have with my in-laws of shopping until we drop and fighting the crowds.  Totally not my thing but I make one exception for Boxing Day :)

Hmmmmmmm - I just looked at the temperature outside, I best be bundling up today - it is absolutely freezing out!  Seriously, it is -29C (-20F) but -38C (-36.4F) with the windchill.  Yikes!!!!!!!!!  What a terrible day to be outside!

I am still on holidays and will continue taking time off from Blog Land for another week and back to work on January 7th.

I miss you all and I really truly do hope you are having a wonderful holiday season :)

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is Snow.  We are open for one week so you have plenty of time to join us.  The wonderful thing about our challenge is you can use any medium you would like!

I used a Christmas snowflake tag that was on a box of chocolates and the glitter paper is actually gift wrap paper that I adhered to cardstock. 
Card Ingredients:  Christmas tag, Christmas gift wrap.  Tools:  EK Success corner punch.
(easy ingredients this time around!!)

I made this card for the following challenges:  CAS-ual Fridays - 10 minute CAS, The Paper Players - snowflakes, UnstampaBelles - Christmas.

Cheers!!  And have a wonderful Wednesday!

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12.21.2012

Merry Christmas!!!

Good morning all.  This is my last post before Christmas so Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!!!  Please have a warm and safe season.

I'll be back on Boxing Day, which is my 2nd favorite day of the year.  I will explain why on Boxing Day :)

I will be around BlogLand periodically as I have two weeks off from work and really need to concentrate on getting my shoulders fixed.  I am hoping I can do that by not being at a computer all day and then coming home and crafting all night.  I need a break!

I thought I would make one of my last Christmas cards of the year a bit outlandish in colour.  I LOVE non-traditional colours and to be honest, I think blue and silver is traditional, along with green, red, and gold.  So I used Jake and went with orange and a deep teal.  Yeah!  Don't see that on a Christmas tree very often :)

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Echo Park papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Celebrate It ribbon, Gelly Roll white pen, cheese cloth.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Circle Nestie, Making Memories edge ripper.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges w Sketches - use an old sketch (I choose #39 but do not display sketch), Simon Says - Christmas, Creative Crafts - non-traditional colours, Digital Tuesday - layers, Die Cutting Divas - holiday spirit.

And the last cutie of the year at StampFairy is Mimi:
All digi stamps are 50% off!!!


I would love to come visit each and every one of you and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, but I see I am running late this morning.  I need to get ready, go grocery shopping, and be at work by 8:30.  Oh boy - I really have to hustle!!!!!!!


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12.19.2012

Sugarplums Emma

Good morning all.

  We have a new fortnight challenge for you at All That Scraps.  This week is Anything Goes.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used this little cutie, Emma, and made another CAS card as Emma is just so cute, she should be the star of the show :)
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Echo Park papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, EK Success corner punch.

I've made this card for the following challenges:  Unscripted Sketches - sketch, Addicted to CAS - sweet.


Please have a warm and safe Wednesday and hug the people closest to you.

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12.17.2012

Warm Birgitta:

Good morning all - here we are, the last week before Christmas!  Only five more work days, then our office is closed for two weeks.  *sweet bliss*

I am also now ahead of my Christmas cards.  This is 29/28.  Boy does that feel great, I already have a head start for next year!

I turned sweet lil Birgitta into a warm and fuzzy Christmas card.  Isn't she adorable?!?


I paper pieced her little outfit and gave a bit of glitter (it's there, trust me).
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digi, Echo Park and MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Celebrate It ribbon, Gelly Roll white pen, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sweet Stamping Pixies and Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas, Divas by Design - red, Anyone for Anya - sketch, The Play Date Cafe - colours.



Have a wonderful Monday.

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12.15.2012

Polish Jake:

Good afternoon all - I hope you are enjoying your Saturday so far.

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Sketch Saturday's sketch challenge.


I used Jake (again) and made this card for my boss.  Unfortunately I didn't quite get the Polish Merry Christmas right and have since fixed it :)
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, cheese cloth, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges: Pause Dream Enjoy, Raise the Bar, and QKR Stampede - Snow.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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12.14.2012

Gingy Giggles:

Good morning all!  Happy Friday to you!!

I've been battling through the shoulder pain and continuing on with my Christmas cards.  I am really hoping that by Monday I will be almost 100%.  There is always a light at the tunnel, right?!

I used one of my staple favorites, Gingy, and kept him pretty simple in monochromatic browns.
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, BasicGrey Little Black Dress and DCWV papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Wilton doily, Recollections gems.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge scraper.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display), BasicGrey, Perfect Sentiment - Christmas, Twisted Tuesday - something multiple with stitching, Simon Says - favourites (jute, stitching, distressing).

And meet StampFairy's newest member, more Patches!
(all stamps are 50% off right now!!)

I hope you have a super duper Friday!!


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12.12.2012

Winter Polkadot Emma:


Good morning all - I do hope you have been enjoying your week so far.  Mine has been insanely busy, but I mustn't complain.  I have all my Christmas shopping done, the house is decorated (you can see my decor here if you missed it), the Christmas cards are almost done, and Christmas holidays are just around the corner.  Life is good.

 There is still one week left at All That Scraps.  This week is CAS (clean and simple).  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used sweet little Emma and couldn't resist giving her something with polka dots.  I also used the last of my cherry red jute and can't seem to find it anywhere on the internet.  So sad :(

I gave Emma some fuzzy mittens and scarf.  Though I'm afraid she wouldn't be warm enough here - she would freeze her little buns off in our Canadian winters ;)
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Echo Park papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Studio G flocking powder.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, EK Success corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sparkles Christmas - button or bow, Cas-ual Fridays - knots, Sunday Stamps - colours, Cupcake Craft - Christmas.


Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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That's a Whole Lotta Sparkle:


Oh me, oh my!  I am terribly busy.  Busy, busy, busy!  But it is that time of the year - hustling and bustling.  It's the only time of year I don't mind being worn ragged :)

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is Christmas Trees.  We are open for one week so you have plenty of time to join us.  The wonderful thing about our challenge is you can use any medium you would like! 

  Please pop by the blog and check out the rest of my amazing teamie's creations - you will be blown away by the talent :)

I dusted off an old stamp set and brought out my gems.  I am quite pleased how it turned out - lots of glittery goodness.

Card Ingredients:  Hero Arts Merriest Wishes stamps, Craftsmart Black ink, Recollections gems, K&Co paper, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Celebrate It ribbon.  Tools:  EK Success corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Ribbon Carousel - holidays with ribbon, Sweet Stamps - sparkle and bling, Stamping Sensations - treemendous.

And since we are talking Christmas trees - here is my home, complete with our new 10 foot tree and 4 foot wreath:


Have a wonderful day and thanks for the visit.

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12.11.2012

Jake's Buddy:


Good morning all - I hope you have had a great Monday and that Tuesday will be even better.

I apologize for not being around too much lately, my shoulders are back up to no good these past couple of weeks.  My cards are taking longer than ever, with many breaks in between.  The sooner I am out of my craft room and off the computer I always feel just a little bit better.

So with that being said, I will have a lot of CAS cards this week, they are just easier and quicker to do, and my shoulders thank me at the end of the night :)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Top Tip Tuesday's 2nd week Christmas challenge.

I used this little cutie Jake, and once again, did not colour his snow buddy.  When I colour snowmen, snowladies, snowflakes or just snow, they look d-i-r-t-y.  So my trick is to shade around snow.

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Echo Park papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, EK Success corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  'ABC' Challenge and 4 Crafty Chicks - snowmen, One Stop Craft - friends, Totally Papercrafts - for the boys, Winter Wonderland - red/blue, Moving Along with the Times - CAS.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I will see you all again tomorrow!

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12.07.2012

Gentleman's Jake:

Oh Friday - how exciting!!!!!  I've been looking forward to seeing you since Monday and now you are here - it was worth the wait ;)

Today I am sharing another Jake card, I don't know what it is about him, but I think he's perfect.


Black glitter and polka dots?!?!?  It doesn't get more fun than this ;)
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Merry Minis snowflakes, Martha Stewart Black glitter, cheese cloth.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Square Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Divas by Design - snow, Simon Says - snowflakes, Cupboard Trilogy - frosty winter, Sentimental Sunday - non traditional Christmas colours, Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch:


And here are the rest of the Jakes:

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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12.06.2012

Sparkly Scarf Jake:


Good morning all - I hope you have been enjoying your week so far.  I have been busy, busy, busy!  But you know I've always said I love the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, so I better start smiling and stop complaining -------> :)

That's better.

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Craft Us Crazy's Christmas/Winter and Favorite Embellishments challenge.

My new favorite embellishment is my American Crafts jute. LOVE IT!!  I am running out of all my favorite colours and really need to order some more.

And for Christmas, I love jingle bells.  I wish I had silver/gold jingles, but for some strange reason every time I am shopping I put them back on the shelf.

I put my favorite Jake in a nice green sparkly scarf - just perfect for picking out a tree!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Creatology jingle bells, Martha Stewart Golden Beryl glitter.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sweet Stampin' Christmas - anything, Charisma Cardz Paperplay - Christmas, Cute Card Thursday - red/green, Crafty Creations - winter scene, Sunday Stamps - sketch:


Well of I go to work.  Have a super wonderful Thursday and see you again tomorrow!




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12.05.2012

CAS NOEL:

We have another fortnightly challenge for you at All That Scraps.  This week is CAS (clean and simple).  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I inked up my Meoples Noel stamp and instead of colouring the snowmen, I shaded around them as I am terrible at colouring snowmen.  They always look dirty :(
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, K&Co paper, Recollections cardstock,  Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Studio G glitter glue.  Tools: sewing machine, blending stumps, mineral spirits, EK Success corner punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Crafty Sentiments For Fun, and Crazy 4 Challenges - snowmen, Merry Monday - any sketch will do (I used #10 but flipped it upside down),

I will see you all again tomorrow - cheers!

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Children Sledding:


This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is Holiday Gold.  

We are open for one week so you have plenty of time to join us.  The wonderful thing about our challenge is you can use any medium you would like! 

 Please pop by the blog and check out the rest of my amazing teamie's creations - gorgeous as always, I tell ya!

I kept it pretty simple with another vintage Christmas card - they are so much simpler to make when you need a million more Christmas cards to add to your stash :)

I used a mini tree ornament and glittered it with lots of fun gold sparkle.  Just the way Christmas should be - sparkly!!!!
Card Ingredients: Paulo Viveiros digital print, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Merry Minis tree ornament, American Crafts jut, Recollections pearls, Wilton doily.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Digi Haven - Merry Christmas, Shopping Our Stash - Winter/Holiday, Creative Card Crew - stars, Christmas Card Challenges - sketch:

Have a super wonderful Wednesday!

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12.04.2012

Let It Snow Jake:


Good morning all - at the moment I am feeling terrible so I will keep it short and sweet :)  I think I have just been doing too much and now it's catching up with me.  Good thing Christmas is just around the corner - that is my relaxing time.

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Top Tip Tuesday's Christmas challenge.  Perfect for this time of year, don'tcha think????

I used my new favorite again, Teddy Jake, and gave him a fun polka dot scarf.
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Merry Minis Christmas ornament, Gelly Roll white pen, cheese cloth, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Crafty Pad - stitching, Stamptacular Sunday - photo inspiration, Sketch Saturday - sketch, Cute Card Thursday - snowflakes, Love to Create and Lollipop Crafts - Holiday cheer.



Have a super wonderful Tuesday!!!!!!!!

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