Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Canada D-eh!

Contrary to the title Canadians don't say Eh after everything but I thought it was a cute play on words. Over at the Outlawz they are having a celebration "Around the world" and have many challenges to do with Nationality, Patriotism, and where your from. I was born and raised in London Ontario, went to school in Toronto and Ottawa, and finally moved out west to Calgary, Alberta. I love Canada and wanted to show that love in my cards.

This card features a High Hopes image titled Team Canada, and Reminisce paper-maple leaf. I coloured the image with my copics and fussy cut around it creating layers using cardstock. Clean and simple.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says challenge-sporty and or patriotic
Cute card thursday challenge 223-Patriotic
Delightful challenges-celebrate
Crafting for all seasons challenge 30-patriotic/military/fireworks
The outlawz-PAM party challenge
Charisma card challenge 25-anything goes

Canadian Christmas

I am gearing up for the Christmas season already, while showing my patriotism to the wonderful country I live in. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. For those who don't know the beaver and the moose are two of Canada's national animals.

This lovely card features a High Hope Stamp titled Canadian Christmas greetings, Reminisce paper-maple leaf, and ribbon from my stash. I wanted to keep it simple but add a touch of sparkle.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The outlawz twisted thursday party challenge
Simon Says challenge-sporty and/or patriotic
Whimsy challenge 45-Anything but a square
Cute card Thursday challenge 223-patriotic
Delightful challenges-celebration
Crafting for all seasons challenge 30-patriotic
Charisma cards challenge 25-Anything goes
Holly jolly Christmas challenge-its bingo

Friday, June 22, 2012

You make my heart soar

I LOVE summer and the bright colours of supplies you can get at this time of year. They are so vibrant and fun. I broke out some of my digi's this last week and printed them off on my Epson printer to colour with my copics. A little tip if you don't like to always have to search your computer for digital images you have purchased is to make a binder with them in it. My printer has a scanner and copier so all I have to do is take the page out of my binder and copy the image. Technology...isn't it grand!

I used the following:
The Paper Shelter's Spring Swing image
Doodlebug sugar and spice 6x6 pad of paper
Kaisercraft rhinestones in orange
Dew Drop ink in Pink Petunia
Decorative scissors

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz challenge 24-Summer
One Crazy stamper June Sketch challenge
Cute card Thursday challenge 222-here comes summer
The Paper Shelter challenge 69-The great outdoors
Raise the Bar Challenge-Did someone say summer?

You're Berry Sweet

Summer is full of sweet things. Its my favourite time of year for fruits as berries are my favourite by far. So it will not surprise you that this next project uses a really cute image inspired by non other than berries.

I used the following:
C.C. Designs Strawberry Beatrice stamp
Copic Markers and Spica glitter pens
We R Memory Keepers Love Struck 6x6 paper pad
Miscellaneous flower paper from my stash
Label maker
Spellbinders standard circles and scalloped circles
Tim Holtz Mini labels mover and shapers dies

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Outlawz 2000 Member Party

If your not a member of the Outlawz really need to check them out. What better time than during their member party?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Don't worry BEE happy

Sometimes I am inspired by paper, other times it is a stamp, and then there are times you are just inspired by someone else. This project happened with a little help from all three. I saw a friend of mine use this cute C.C. Design stamp and LOVED what she did with it. I just had to play some more with this image and found some fun paper that inspired me...and voila!

I used the following: 
C.C Designs Bee-trice Stamp, Copic markers, Martha Stewart's micro beads in antique gold, my label maker for the sentiment, Sakura glitter pens, Spellbinders dies in scalloped circle and standard circle, and We R Memory keepers love struck 6x6 pad of paper. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stampers June Sketch Challenge
Cute card Thursday challenge 222-Summer
Fab n Funky challenge 126-polka dots
Sweet stamps challenge #70-micro beads or sugar beads
The Paper Shelter challenge #69-The great outdoors

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Happy Father's Day

For the last two weeks I have been planning a father's day surprise for my husband. My five month old daughter and I got crafty and created a hand print ornament for his office at work. Obviously its her hand print but I also had her hold the paint brush as we made the clay into her daddy's favourite

A present would not be complete without a card. So I made this one with her supervisory help.

For this card I used a Stampavie image Mr. Fit it, Graphic 45's design paper from their proper gentleman line, my Copic markers, and three Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Art Impressions challenge 67-Husband/father
The Paper Shelter's challenge 68-Anything goes
My Shari Crafts challenge 87-Fathers day
Craft Punked week 24-Fathers day
Card Makin Mamas challenge 47-Fathers day
Delicious doodles challenge week 21-For the fellas
Crafts 4 eternity Recipe 76-Dashing dads

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


So today I have another scrapbook page for you. I plan on making a second page using the same paper as I have more photos I want to add but unfortunately ran out of time and steam tonight.

I picked up Bo Bunny's Petal Pusher paper a long time ago just because I loved the vibrant colours in contrast with the stark black. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it but knew that one day I would find something to scrapbook. Sure enough my daughter has these cute little sunglasses that have the same colours as this paper line. I was thankful that I had picked it up and saved it. I fussy cut out the flowers and popped them up. I gave them a little extra "wow" factor by putting some bling on the centers of each flower. This is also my first scrapbook page that actually contains journaling. Normally I let the title speak for itself but I couldn't resist capturing these precious memories in words.

I am entering this page layout into the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge 158-ice cream colours
Crafty cardmakers challenge 70-no cards, tags or ATC's
The Outlawz challenge PAM060912
The Cheerful stamp pad challenge 45-in the garden
Fashionista challenge week 3 simply summer

Monday, June 11, 2012

Scraping good times

I was in my local scrapbook store the other day and instantly fell in love with Graphic 45's little darlings paper line. We went and got a family photo and some nice professional photos of our little one at 3 months that I knew would look simply gorgeous. So I went to work and did my very first scrapbook page since her birth.

I used the following: Graphic 45 little darlings paper, Maya Road rose ribbon, Prima lace and flowers, Kaisercraft pearls in lemon and chipboard letters from We are Memory keepers.

I am entering this layout into the following challenges:
Allsorts challenge #158-Icecream colours
Crafty Cardmakers challenge 70-no cards, tags, or ATC's
Craft your days away challenge 47-Bingo

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jump for Joy

I finally found a moment of time to get crafty again. I have to say that right now I am on a paper piecing and spring colour fix so you may see me use the same paper line but I guarantee that each piece is unique. Today's post is a card which I plan on giving to my dear friend when she meets her weight loss goal. She is looking terrific and is an inspiration to me while I am trying to lose my pregnancy weight.

I used the following:
Momento Tuxedo black ink
Doodlebug Happy Spring 6x6 Paper pad
AI Girlfriend Dancers stamp set
Kaiser Craft Lemon Pearls
Copic Markers and Copic Spica pens

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Monday, June 4, 2012

De-stress distress

So when I am stressed I craft. It gives me time to unwind and not been so methodical. Tonight I needed some play time and was lucky enough that the husband took the kidlet for a while. Here is what I came up with.

I used the following:
Watercolouring with distress inks
Perfect pearl distress background technique 
Manilla tag
Watercolour paper
Blue Raspberry and Forever Violet perfect pearls powder
Biscotti perfect pearls mist
Sweet pea stamp by Ching Chou

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Favourite colours

Lately I have been inspired by the colours brown, cream, turquoise, and red. I had to find an image that would suit these colours so I went on a hunt. I finally located one that tickled my fancy by The Paper Shelter.  I was introduced to them by a friend and I have fallen in love. If you haven't already done so you really should check out their digi's as they are super cute and fun to colour.

I used the following to create my card:
The Paper Shelter's stamp "Autumn in comming"
Bo Bunny's Market place 6x6 pad
Distressing tool
Copic Markers
Distress ink in brushed corduroy
Brads from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says challenge-anything goes
The Paper Shelter challenge #66-Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafty cardmakers challenge 69-Distress it

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hey girlfriend!

I have been having fun with my Art impressions Girlfriends stamp sets this past week. I love the quarky sayings for cards for my friends. The latest card is for my newly single girlfriend. I wish her love and happiness always and it is definitely time for her to get her party on.

This card uses the following:
Art Impressions Uptown Girls Girlfriend stamp set
Copic Markers
Doodlebug designs Hello Spring 6x6 paper pad
Kaisercraft pearls in lemon yellow

I am entering this card into the following challenges: