4.30.2013

Beary Sweet Wishes:


Good morning all.  Hope you all are having beautiful Spring weather.  We have more snow and more cold weather, but Weather Canada is still forecasting gorgeous temperatures for the weekend - fingers crossed!

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Top Tip Tuesday's moving parts challenge.

I will admit I was stumped at first.  I was going to make a spinner card, but I tried that a few years ago and it wasn't my favourite card.  And as I always say, I love a challenge!  So I made a little pocket with a birthday message.  
Sounds simple enough but I look me quite awhile to come up with a feasible idea, measure everything, and then finally get it all together.  It's a good things it's never a race, otherwise I would fail miserably :)

I used my sweet little friends, Barry Best Friends:


My little pop up message:


 I am hoping I have time for another card that uses this image.  It would be perfect for a Mother's Day card, don't you think??

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Waltzing Mouse sentiment, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Tim Holtz Paper Bag distressing ink, Recollections gems, Inkadinkadoo! background stamp, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, random buttons, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Labels 8, Oval, and Amazing Paper Graces Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Scrap-Creations - animals/insects, Cutie Pie and Tammy's Scrapin Corner - layers, Get Inky - flowers.

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4.29.2013

Style 101:

Good Monday morning all!  Hmmmm...  I wasn't going to wear socks today, but I see it snowed overnight.  In fact, it looks quite miserable out :(  Oh well... they say it should be nice by the weekend again.

I am enjoying CAS cards. Challenging?  Yes, but it certainly gives me a break with colouring and I am always up for a challenge :)

 Card Ingredients:  Simon Says Stamp! Like Your Style stamps, Ranger Lake Mist ink, Glitz papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Recollections gems.  Tools:  sewing machine, EK Success Corner punch.

 I made this card for the following challenges:  CAS(E) this Sketch - sketch, Dynamic Duos - colours, Creative Corner - CAS.




Have a wonderful Monday.  Cheers!

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4.27.2013

Spring Barry:


Well it seems Spring has decided to come visit it us - finally.  Now if only we could get rid of the rest of the snow then the blooms could come up.

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


I masked Barry and used the last bits of my chalk inks for the sky.  Time to buy more!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Craftsmart Sky Blue chalk ink, KaiserCrafts orange gems, American Crafts jute.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Rectangle Nesties, CC Designs Grass cutter.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Charisma Cardz - polka dots, Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 DPs, Aud Sentiments - birthday, Pretty Little Ribbon - spring.


And also, please meet the newest member of the StampFairy team, Sticky Cats:



Have a super wonderful Saturday. Cheers!

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4.24.2013

Mr. Monkey:


Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go here.

This week's challenge is Anything Goes at All That Scraps.  But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

I paired Mr. Monkey with the perfect paper, but didn't have a clever sentiment.  You all don't mind, right ;)

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, AmyR sentiment stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers, Prismacolor pencils, Recollections cardstock, Recollections gem. Tools:   mineral spirits and blending stumps, Circle Nesties, EK Success Corner punch.


I made this card for the following challenges: SweetStamps - 3 of one thing,  CAS-ual Fridays - birthday, CAS on Sunday - circles, Cutie Pie - CAS



Well that is it for another Wednesday.  I hope you are having warm and sun-shiny weather where you are.  Cheers!

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Birthday Love:


Good morning all.  Here we are at Wednesday again, the LAST Wednesday of April.  Wow, where does the time go?  And where the heck is Spring?  I would do anything to see a bloom pop up from the ground.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is an inspiration photo:



I figured since I had ZERO time to make this card, then why not "go big or go home"!  Making this window card was very time consuming, but in the end, I am happy I took the time.



The simple inside:

Card Ingredients:  JustRite What Defines Us (Amazing Paper Grace) flourish stamp, A New Day (Amazing Paper Grace) sentiment stamp, and Circle of Life (Amazing Paper Grace) stamps, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Recollections gems, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink, Craftsmart Gold ink, Wild Orchard flowers.  Tools: sewing machine, Oval Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  JustRite Friday Challenge - window card, Get Inky! - bling, Sunday Funday  - April Link Party, Sketchy Colors - sketch:



Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros


Please have a warm and sun-shiny day!  Thanks for the visit!


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4.22.2013

Beary Good Friends:

Good morning all.  Well there certainly just wasn't enough time in the weekend to get everything done, and the week doesn't look much better.  Busy, busy week.  Oh well, next weekend is just five days away ;)

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Tammy's Scrapin Corner's Bling it On challenge.

I used, quite possibly, the cutest stamp ever!  Barry and his little buddy:



Look at those little tails - how adorable!

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi and sentiment, MME papers, American Crafts and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Recollections gems, Wild Orchard Chandelier drops.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Squirrel and the Fox - furry friends, Cupcake Inspirations - inspiration photo, Raise the Bar and Stampin for the Weekend - friendship, Fab n Funky - 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellishments, Allsorts - flowers,  A Die for a Sketch - sketch:




I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Cheers!


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4.19.2013

Just the Two of Us:


Happy Friday!

I was able to create another Christmas card - this should be number 14!

I used Jake and gave him and his little helper friend  some fun little scarfs:

I found some old pom poms, glued them to wire, and *viola* - snowballs!
Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Gelly Roll white pen, Craftsmart Chocolate and Gold inks, Recollections gems, Celebrate It pom poms.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser, Rectangle Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch), CSAYL - celebrating snow, ABC Christmas - Christmas helpers, Beat the Christmas Rush - Christmas.

 AND...  please meet StampFairy's newest member, Barry Best Friends:


Have a super wonderful weekend!


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4.17.2013

Springtime Nora:

Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go here.

This week's challenge is Spring Fling at All That Scraps.  But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

I used Laying Nora and placed her in a nice Spring garden.  I sure wish that was me, it is -8C (17F) right now, not quite the Spring weather we were hoping for.  But if we are patient, nice weather will come.  It really has no choice or we all go on strike :)

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers,  DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Recollections gem. Tools:  sewing machine, CC Designs Grass, Flowers, Clouds, and Fence Cutters, Circle Nestie, Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

I made this card for the following challenges:  The Pink Elephant - paper piecing, Anyone for Anya? - wings, Feeling Sketchy - sketch:


Have a super wonderful Wednesday.  Cheers!

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Thank You Time:

Good morning all - can you believe it's mid-April??

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "clock or watch":

When I sat down to start this challenge, I realized I have basically nothing with a clock/watch.  I did however find two pieces of clock paper.  So I choose one and went with it.  I had considered throwing on a hat and running to my craft store, but decided it's not called a "challenge" for a reason ;)

I had something specific to say in this card, but unfortunately didn't have the right stamp, so I had to computer generate the whole thing *gasp*  I know, cheater.

Card Ingredients:  MME and Bo Bunny papers, Recollections cardstock, BasicGrey button, We R Memory Keepers bakers twine.  Tools:  sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Make My Monday - blue/brown, Unscripted Sketches - sketch, use the number "4"



Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros

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4.15.2013

Hey, Girlfriend:

Good morning all.  Well here we are again at Monday.  I do have a new outfit to wear today so that right there makes Monday wonderful :)  Hey, it's the small things in life...  it's bright orange and teal and will make me think of Spring.

And since it's Monday, that means it's CAS Monday!  Like last week, CAS is out of my comfort zone, so it's time to challenge myself.

This is my first time using washi tape.  I am kind of on the fence with washi tape, but I decided to embrace it and go *wild*.

Card Ingredients: Simon Says Stamp! Happy Every Day and Like Your Style stamps, Craftsmart Kelly Green ink, Recollections cardstock, Recollections gems, K&Co sandal embellishments, MME Yellow Stripe washi tape.  Tools:  EK Success Corner punch. 

I made this card for the following challenges:  Addicted to CAS - friend, CAS-ual Fridays - glitters, CAS(E) this Sketch:




Have a super wonderful Monday!

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4.12.2013

Giggly Gingy:


Happy Friday all!!  Have I ever mentioned that I *love* Fridays???  It's true, I do :)


It's also "Christmas Friday" too - another reason why I love Fridays.

I  coloured up Gingy and surrounded him with fun Christmas-y goodness.  Now does it look like he is blowing kisses or giggling?  Both will work :)

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Wild Orchard flowers, Jolee's Boutique felt flower, Studio G Teal glitter glue, Stickles Candy Cane, cheese cloth, twine, velvet ribbon, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Die-namics Fancy Flourish diecut.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch (do not display sketch) and felt, Sweet Stampin' Christmas - kraft, Sparkles Christmas and Charisma Cardz - tag it, CRAFT Challenge - Christmas.

 AND...  please meet StampFairy's newest member, Beach Barry:


 Have a super wonderful Friday and an even better weekend.  Cheers!


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4.10.2013

Mrs. Monkey Wishes:

Please scroll down for my Papercraft Star post or go{here}.

This week's challenge is Spring at All That Scraps.  But please do remember, your project must include an image by CC Designs (including Amy R, Mashi's Muffins, Sweet November, Lil Lads & Lolitas, and Webbie's Words) that can be found at All That Scraps Store.

Again, with all our snow that just can't melt fast enough (it's still about three feet deep in the backyard), I wanted bright and cheerful for a card!

I paper pieced Mrs. Monkey in the last little scrap of animal paper I have.
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, AmyR sentiment stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME, Recollections and me and my BIG ideas papers,  DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Recollections gems, Kaiser Crafts orange gems.  Tools:  sewing machine, CC Designs Phlox and Fence Cutters, Square Nestie.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Creative Corner - girly birthday, The Pink Elephant and Joanna Sheen - Spring, My Craft Spot - cute critters, Forever Friends - paper piecing, Sketch N Stash - sketch and stash (see above):



Have a wonderful Wednesday - it's going to be a great day, I can just feel it :)


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I Adore You:


This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is "use a stamp":


Pretty simple, right??

I knew I wanted to make something bright and colourful as the snow here is taking it's sweet time melting.

So I came up with this little number - maybe a bit too much??

Card Ingredients:  JustRite It's Sew Vintage (Amazing Paper Graces) flourish stamp and Just the Right Words sentiment stamp, MME papers, DCWV cardstock, Recollections pearls, Kaiser Crafts pink gems, Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap ink.  Tools: sewing machine, Amazing Paper Graces December's kit (Spellbinders).

I made this card for the following challenges:  Die Cuttin' Divas - pastels, 'ABC' Challenges - pink, green and blue, JustRite Friday Challenge - sketch:


Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's beautiful creations:
 Allisa
Anitra
Jan
Ros

Have a wonderful, beautiful Wednesday.

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