Friday, July 31, 2009

{ TCC #7 }


Are we all ready for another Christmas Card Challenge? Well...once again...I'm not! Nope, no sample yet...but I will soon, promise!! Okay onto the challenge...

This months Challenge...

*NO Layers...this is a good time to be using those Nestibilities for some embossed borders!
*Must complete 5 cards...they do not all have to be the same but use the same main image

A comment must be left on this post with a link to your blog or online gallery or emailed to me by July 31st 11:59PM MST. Remember a photo of all 5 cards is required. A random winner will be selected from all entries received and you will receive a small RAK from Moi! Can't wait to see what you all come up with this month. Have fun!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

{ Be Back Soon }

Hey All,

We are leaving in a few hours for a week of camping @ Gull Lake. Hope everyone has a great week and I will post something new when we get back and I am sure I will have some camping pics to share too. ;0)
Here is a quick creation to share with ya for now July OCS ...go check out the link to sign up for August...that I sent out to my partner. I hope she likes it as much as I do. This was a fun one to make!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

{ Stamp n Scrap Hawaii 1st Challenge }

I think I just made it under the wire on this one! I have been trying all week to get this one done, but summer has finally arrived here in Calgary and I have been spending lots of time outside and of course that makes for little time for stampin. But here it is...

I was so excited to see what the girls over at Stamp n Scrap Hawaii had up their sleeves for the first challenge. Here is my take on the first sketch challenge. I just love this image from PC Crafters...Penguins in Paradise. And I got to use one of my new flowers from All Natural Accents.

Oh and I almost forgot...the answer to this weeks question. What is the Area Code for Hawaii...808...I had no idea...I cheated off everyone else! ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by today and hope you are having some awesome summer weather today whereever you are!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

{ Blog Award }

Okay...we all know how lousy I am at these things! So, I thought I better post it right away before I magically forget once again!! I was awarded this lovely award by Linda...thanks Linda!
This award comes a set of rules...
1. Add the award to your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you received this award
3. Nominate 7 more blogs
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know they have received ‘One Lovely Blog Award’
Okay... here we go...and I know some of you may have already received it, but I am little behind on these things! ;0)
These are some of my top blogs I go to for inspiration!! Thank you ladies. :0)

{ More RAK Love }

Just wanted to share another RAK I received this week. Linda sent me an email last week to let me know that my June Aloha RAK was a bit late but on it's way. was worth the wait!! Check out the All Natural Accent flowers she sent me! I have been admiring these on all the Hawaiian bloggers blogs. Now I get to play with them! Thanks again, Linda!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

{ Fun with Fred, SU! and SFYTT }

Huh? I know...these titles need some help. ;0)

But, yes...I played with a sketch from SFYTT, a new SU color and some Fred, She Said flowers! I have seen these flowers on Jen's blog for the last little while, but finally took a look at the blog and store...WOW! These flowers are amazing, considering they are just paper! So I thought I would test out one of the freebies from the blog and see how I like them before I make my first purchase. I think I would like the black and white ones...that way I can color them with my Copics to match anything I might need.

I also got to play with the new SU Incolor - Rich Razzleberry with matching ribbon! Thanks to Shannon, all the Calgals got a little sample to try out...she is a very smooth business woman! ;0) I will SO be buying more of this awesome color!!!

And I also tested out THIS sketch over at ihearttostamp.

Thanks for droppin' in today and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2009

{ Found some Mojo! }

Yup...I did! Here is my take on this weeks MojoMonday Sketch Challenge/Contest.

I am very happy with the way that this one turned out! Simple...yet...well...I love it!

Have a great weekend all!

{ Wow!!! Check this out! }

I have just discovered that The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest - "The Journey to 1,000"! They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

{ Can you help? }

I have a friend of the family who is walking the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. She is walking 60km in two days and doing this in support of her two Aunts and also my MIL who is currently fighting Breast Cancer. She desperately needs more supporters in her efforts. If you feel you are in a position to help, it would be greatly appreciated. You can find Annette's page here. And again...any amount would be greatly appreciated!!

Thank you!

{ High Hopes Polkadot Challenge }

That about says it all...

I decided to play with this weeks High Hopes Challenge. Sorry for the blurry pic...but I am just too lazy to go down and take another one! ;0) Well, this one definitely has lots of Polka Dots. I would have never thought of a boy card with a Polka Dot theme, but I happened to have this image already colored and decided to use him. I used Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles and Spots and Dots embossing folders with this one. Very simple, but a great boy card if I ever need one!

Okay, I am off to sell my kids to the Circus!! Just it really only the second week of Summer Holidays?? ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by...

Monday, July 06, 2009

{ Two in one Day?! }

I know, I know...what's wrong with me?! Well...since I did 3 cards yesterday all for challenges...I thought I might as well get one posted. This was for FFF Sketch#1 over at the Greeting Farm. I am not 100% sure of my flower placement...but over all I think I like the way this one turned out.

Okay...back tomorrow with another Challenge card!

{ RAK catchups! }

Now that I have my camera working again, it's time to get caught up on the RAK's I have received.

First off is a lovely card I received from Saskia for the One Card Swap over at Teri's blog. This one was very different from anything I had ever seen before. Thanks again Saskia!

Next was this RAK from Mary for the Aloha RAK. See the little magnet on the right? Very pretty...thanks again Mary!

Next is my June OCS from Joni. Joni saw on my blog that I was a Disney fan and made me not only this card but this cute post-it note holder with mini pen inside! I love it, thanks Joni!

Next was this 'Get Well' RAK I received from my friend Dianne. See that? She even included a gift card for Bath and Body works!! Yippee!!! Our first store opened up here in Calgary yesterday! I am holding off until the new one closest to me opens up in August, but we will see if I can hold off that long! Thanks, Dianne. :0)

And lastly is my candy winning from Nancy. I have yet to open these yet...but soon!! Thanks, Nancy.

Well...I think that was it...hopefully I didn't miss any! Thanks again ladies. :0)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

{ Having Fun? }

Wish I was today. Having some tummy issues this morning...hopefully they will pass soon.
It is a mix of cloud/sun/rain today so far. The beginning of the week is looking kinda iffy a high of 10C on Wednesday!! What the... Oh well...I have to work on Wednesday anyway. ;0)
Remember my post a few weeks ago about my new digi find...PC Crafters? Well here is a creation using the Penguins in Paradise set I bought. I actually made another card first but did not get a pic of it due to my camera issues off and on lately. I love the look on this little guys face! Almost a look of terror...almost. Too cute!
Well, I am off to spend the day in my stamp room. I think I might work on a few challenges today. Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stoppin' by...

Saturday, July 04, 2009

{ Check these out! }

Okay so I am a little late to the party... ;0)... but have to check out these amazingly cute adorable stamps! I am soooo in love...too bad I am on a spend break for the summer! Oh well...might just have to convince some of my stampin' partners in crime, to buy some so I can steal some images! ;0)
Be sure to stop by the store and check out all these oh so cute stamps!

Friday, July 03, 2009

{ More awesome Christmas cards and a winner! }

But first a few pics to share with you all. Another camping trip over...WAY too short!! And of course I had to take more pics...Hubby bought me some new batteries and the camera now works again, who knew that rechargables only last so long!! :0) But yes, I had to take more pics. I tried not to take too many, as I have TONS of Mt. Kidd already. But how can you not...

And of course my two lovely ladies. ;0)

Okay...onto the Christmas Card Challenge entries and winner of a little RAK from me!

And these last three are from our ladies with no blog. First is Carol J

Next is from a new player this month...Bonnie S...I will do another post and show you all of Bonnie's...she played catch up and did all 6 challenges in one week...actually I think it was in like one or two days!!

And lastly is Karen G...another new player this month...and another one who played catch up with all the challenges!

I had my oldest pull a name...since her sister was past out on the couch snoring from the LONG walk to the park and back...heehee...and the winner is?


Woohoo Bonnie. Bonnie send me a quick email with your addy or maybe let me know if you will be home next week and I could even drop it off for ya. Thanks again to everyone for playing along. And here is my samples...finally. I actually did get them finished off last week...just been having camera issues, so did not get the pics posted. I decided to go with a Gate Fold. Can you believe I have actually never done one before?!! Well I love these. Although, I still need to go and find either some magnets or velcro closures for them to finish them off.

Thanks for stoppin' by today