Sunday, December 18, 2011


Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you are getting a chance to spend some quality time with your loved ones. I know I have been fortunate enough to spend time with Jeff and the kids as well as some extended family.

                         This week over at Totally Stampalicious Monday it is….SPARKLE! Add some sparkle to your creation...glitter, bling...whatever your sparkling heart desires!

This week I have used the Winterbird Snowman set.

I stamped my image onto Gina K paper with Tuxedo Black, Memento Ink and then I colored him up using my Copics. When I was all done coloring the image I used my Quickie Glue Pen and added some Glitter Ritz. I used some paper from an old Be Merry Pack from My Mind's Eye. I also used a Snow Marker to color in areas of the snow and snowballs and I also added Glitter Ritz to the snow and then I used my heat tool to puff it up. I just love the effect it had.

I used the sketch from Freshly MadeSketches and got my color inspiration from the JUGS Challenge.


Be sure to head on over to see what the girls have for eye candy over at Totally Stampalicious Blog and join us in this fun Sparkle challenge.

And don't forget about the  Dessert Promotion that is on now @  Totally Stampalicious 

Best Wishes to you all,


Monday, December 12, 2011

Eat, Drink and be Merry!!!

Hey there, thanks a bunch for stopping by. This week over at Totally Stampalicious the challenge is Eat, Drink or be Merry! We want to see anything top do with eating or drinking on your project (be it a card, a layout or even a 3D item).

I once again used the Poppi Penguin set….that Hot Cocoa just gives me the warm and fuzzies every time I ink it up J

I kept the design nice and simple (and I paired it up with a couple of other  stamp sets). And that super soft velvet ribbon is from Chapter's…hehe (I kind of have an addiction for that store as well). But I went ahead and colored Poppi using my Copics.

Be sure to head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Blog (and my fellow design Team Members' Blogs) for our last challenge of the Year and enter your project that features food, drink or merriment.

Head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Store for this wonderful promotion that is on now:


Stampalicious Dessert Menu

Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free

Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free

Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free


Season's Greetings
Best Wishes for the New Year!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Delightful Snowman...

Hi there, just a super quick post today J  I'm still in need of Christmas Cards for our friends and family and I got uber inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I even decided to watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Inks- they are so nice to work with. Anyways, I just kept it super clean and simple. I started off by cutting out the main panel using a Tim Holtz die and my Big Shot. Then I stamped the most delightful snowman from Stampin Up using Black Stazon and added a bit of color with my Aqua Painter and inks. Then I just layered him up and added the snowflake (also a die cut), added a bit of ribbon to the button and stuck them together using sticky dots.

Hope you like it and wish you a wonderful Holiday Season,


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Enjoy the Holly Days...

Happy Monday! I'm writing this post as I watch the wonderful snow flurries outside - you know the kind with the big fat flakes :)  Which totally beats the rain we had just before the flurries started.

Anyways, today over at Totally Stampalicious Monday the challenge is:

Non- Traditional Christmas Colors!!!!

I think that Scarlett Mistletoe is looking fabulous in Purple...What do you think?

I stamped her onto Gina K Pure Luxury using Tuxedo Black- Tsukineko and colored her using my Copics. I sponged the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The white ribbon is from RRR and the purple ribbon is from unknown. I then used my heat tool to shrivel the ribbon and give it a wonderful wrinkled look. The embossing folder for the background is from SU. All the cardstock used is from SU.
challenges entered this week:



Level 1- Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Level 2- Strawberry Shortcake- Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Level 3- Triple Layer Chocolate Cake- Buy 11 Get 3 Free

So pop on by the Totally Stampalicious Blog to play along in this super fun challenge and see some more great projects by my fellow design team members.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment,


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Sale...

Happy Thanksgiving to our American Neighbours J
Today I have a card.....well just because. I made this a little while ago but never shared it. I used Christmas JJ.....she's such a whoot!!! You can find her HERE.

So the ladies over at Totally Stampalicious have a wonderful Black Friday Sale going on right now!!!

ALL Stamp Sets are 25% that's a fabulous cost of $6.71 a set!!!

So head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Store to take advantage of this spectacular Black Friday Sale!!!!

*Use Codeà     BLACKFRIDAY25  

Thanks for stopping by ;)


White, Navy and Silver...

     Hi there, hope you are having a marvelous week:) It's a bit chilly outside here...mind you it is about 10 degrees Celsius above our average for this time of year; so I guess a person shouldn't complain too much.

Anyways, I thought I would play along with a challenge over at The Paper Players; White, Silver, Night of Navy.

I started off by covering my cardstock in some tinfoil (which was nice as I got to use up some cardstock that I have tons of but never use; I think I used an orange color) and then I ran it through my Big Shot with an embossing folder from SU (that I just got). I used Stampin Up's "Snow Swirled" and "Sincere Salutations" stamp sets with Night of Navy ink (as well as 2 other shades of blue for some contrast). The cardstock is also from SU as well as the punch I used for the sentiment.

I just really tried to keep the design simple and not over complicated or cluttered.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you soon,


Monday, November 21, 2011

Snow much Fun!!!

Hi there, Thanks for stopping by to take a boo at this card. I so loved making it- it was snow much fun….lol.

So the challenge over at Totally Stampalicious Monday is to use two different stamp sets on the same card/ project.
So I paired "Deacon Elf" with "Deacon and Ava HoHo" in this snow much fun (sorry I can't help myself today) Side Step Card.

I have also entered this card over at "Ala Card Monkey" for 

I started by stamping my images onto Gina K cardstock with Memento ink and then I colored it up with my Copics. Next I stamped on my DP with the large tree from "Lovely as a Tree" set from SU and used my piercer and black pen to add some faux stitching to frame Deacon Elf and then adhered them to my card using 3D Pop Dots (oops forgot that I also used some Goosebumps spray to add a bit of dimension and sparkle). Next I just added some die cut snowflakes and a border from Bazzill (I cut it into two pieces). I also used a die cut that came with the paper pack (My Mind's Eye) to stamp a sentiment on and put the final touch of the Copic White for snow and Voila……a super fun card. 

Be sure to stop on over at the Totally Stampalicious Store for their Absolutely Delectable Dessert Promotion they are having!!! On your way over to the Blog to Play along with us!!!!

Be sure to check out my fellow team member's blogs for a lot more eye candy- these ladies are truly amazing….the links are on the right ;)

Have a great Monday and I'll see you soon,


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fun Gift Card Holder....

Hey there, thanks for stopping by. So we have had another busy week at our home- Now it’s my husband’s 38th Birthday, his Dad’s 60th  Birthday and his Step Brother Ben’s 30th Birthday so to celebrate all of the Birthday Boys' Birthdays (including Kyle who turned 13)  we had a wonderful Family BBQ. We are just truly blessed to have such a wonderful family (with quirks or

So this week the girls over at Totally Stampalicious have brought us a 
3D Challenge!!!!!

I decided to pair “Going to Town Gus” with the inner of a toilet paper roll to make a super fun Gift Card Holder

The paper pack is from Teresa Collins and the ribbon is from RRR. I colored Gus up with my Copics, then I cut him out and popped him up with some pop-dots and added him to the panel that I already popped up. I finished it all up by punching out the sentiment and matting it using the same punch. I tied the ribbon around the gift card so it is easy to pull out.

Just a reminder for you to stop by the TotallyStampalicious Shop


Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free 
Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free 
Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free

Head on over and join us at Totally Stampalicious Monday- the girls definitely have some sweet eye candy happening.

I have also posted this over at Let's Ink It up- Show us your favorite technique
(mine of course is coloring...hehe)

Take Care,

Happy Monday- Thanks a bunch for stopping by:)

This week over at Totally Stampalicious Monday we have a 3-D Project! Challenge going on. It's usually around this time of year when we get started on making gifts for our Loved Ones so let's see what you're making this year!

I have made a gift card holder this week using a toilet paper roll and Going to Town Gus.

I totally colored Gus up using my Copics, cut him out and popped him up with some 3D Foam Dots and added a few layers with paper from Teresa Collins and then I finished it off with some wonderful red satin ribbon (from RRR).

Just a little reminder of the wonderful promotion going on over at the 
Totally Stampalicious shop!

Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free 
Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free 
Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free

Also posted at Let's Ink it Up- Show us your favorite technique.....and guess what???? 

 Coloring is my fav;)

Have a great week,     

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Anything Goes & Margaret December!

Happy Monday all, I hope you had a great weekend. I know we was my son Kyle's 13 Birthday on Friday so we got to do some family time in Edmonton and I'm glad we did. We haven't got to hang out as a family for a while now.

 This week's challenge over at the 

I decided to ink up Margaret December and get another Christmas Card done. She really cracks me up- the sentiments in this set are just too fun! 

I decided to color her with my Copics on Gina K paper (which is just wonderful- thanks to my new friend Donna that I met while cropping away last weeekend). I paper pieced her hat and the trim on her dress. I also went ahead and added a tree (Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up) and added some frosted berries with my Spica Pen. Then I cut here out using my Nesties and layered her up with some designer paper from a Tereasa Collins paper pack and added some faulous ribbon (from Really Reasonable Ribbon-RRR) then finished it all off by puching out the sentiment and adding a red mat to it.

Be sure to head on over to the Totally Stampalicious Store to take advantage of an awesome sale going on now.

Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free

Come and play along with us over at TS Monday and check out the fabulous creations by my fellow design team mates. Becky and Joycelyn are adding an extra awesome prize if we get 100 players. So what'cha waiting for? 

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, November 5, 2011

3D Frame and Ginormous Stamp Camp

I am joining my good friend Renee Van Stralen for "Ginormous Stamp Camp" on November 11th and 12th.

 I am teaching a wonderful shadow box frame from Pink Paislee's Mistables Line- we are using a ton of fun products including Tim Holtz Distress Stains, Glimmer Mist, UTEE, Glubbers and some embossing techniques. This frame can be used year round and would make a wonderful gift. 

The class is $45, Saturday's Cards and Tags Camp is $45, or sign up for both at $80.00. You can also sign up for kits and assemble the products at home as they come with instruction sheets. Registration ends on Nov 6th.

For more information and to sign up please visit Renee's Facebook Group

Hope to see you there;)
Happy Saturday;) 

I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. Today I just have a super quick post as we are off to Edmonton to celebrate my Son's 13th Birthday! Boy oh Boy....Time sure flies.

Anyhow, I have used the stamps set "Fishing with Dad" from Our Craft Lounge, as well as "Lovely as a Tree" from SU and the sentiment is from "Warm Words" from SU. As you can see I added my own background to the stamp...just to add a bit more color and depth.

Paper: Cardstock & Newsprint- SU, Gina K.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks; Memento; Copics
other: clear embossing powder; Tim Holtz Ink Tool 

So I'm so sorry its such a quick post but I'll catch you next time....hehe.

So stop on over at Our Craft Lounge to play along with the current challenge -> Distressed and Stained

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone. Thanks a bunch for stopping by. So are you dressing up and going out tonight...or have any little ghosts, goblins or princesses that are chomping at the bit to go and do some Trick or Treating? I know my daughter can't wait to get going. This year she is being a Pirate Gypsy (really it's a Gypsy costume but she thinks it looks like a pirate now- due to her tights and glove-ish things we got her). My son is a bit more simple and he's just being a Guy that is riding an ostrich -ish looking bird with one of those fun guns that doesn't shoot instead the word "Bang" pops out.

But on to the fun stuff- this Monday over at TS Monday the challenge is "Halloween". We can't wait to see what you brew up for this one:)

I have used Friendly Dexter for this challenge....who doesn't love a good dragon right?  He is another super fun image from artist Sylvia Zet, you can find him Here.

I created this card in my 5th wheel while camping so I have lost the list of copics that I used. The paper is from the Glowing Collection from Authentique and the Rick Rack is from American Crafts.

You've probably noticed by now that the last few projects I have made are done so with allot of the same products- I was in a pinch for time and my Hubby didn't grab my supplies from home before he left to pick me up to go camping (I was working out of town). So being resource-full and all I did the next best thing and went shopping.... hence my limited supplies (I even had to buy a cutter and adhesives, scissors,etc). 

Over at Totally Stampalicious they  have priced ALL stamps (yes the 4x6 sets) at 8.95 now!

And they have a great new promotion going on:

Let Us 'Treat' You Right!
A brand new promotion designed to reward you for your AWESOME taste in stamps!

Stampalicious Dessert Menu
Level 1 - Vanilla Ice Cream - Buy 5 Get 1 Free
Level 2 - Strawberry Shortcake - Buy 8 Get 2 Free
Level 3 - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake - Buy 11 Get 3 Free

Here is a quick link over to the Totally Stampalicious store

Well enough of my babbling for now so head on over to the TS Blog and show us your fun creations. I know the ladies on the Design Team have also made allot of cool cards for this may want to take a peak.

Challenges entered:

Pal Paper Arts- Tie it Up with PPA
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge- "106" Halloween

Have a marvelous week,