Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stitched Stockings

I love the stitched stocking stamp set and coordinating punch. At first glance, it seems like it is soo limited to just stockings...but leave it to crafters to get creative with how they use their tools!! So awesome. I have seen it used as a hobby horse, baby booties, and even two together can make it into a sweater!! Gotta have tools that have more than one long as it has more than one purpose, we can buy it....right?? ha ha ha
So, in keeping with my christmas theme...I have my PPA112 challenge entry!! It is an elements of style challenge today and the element is Lace! well...I think I can do that...pair lace with some vintage christmas colours and you've got yourself a beautiful christmas card!

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso.
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Versamark.
Markers: Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke.
Punches: Stocking Builder Punch, Eyelet Border, Scallop Edge Border.
Stamps: Many Merry Messages, Stitched Stockings, Winter post.
Embellishements: Antique Brads, Victoria 5/8" Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder.
Misc Tools: Sponges, Piercer tool, Sticky Strip, Heat Tool, Simply Scored, SNAIL, Stampin Dimensionals.

So, that is my challenge entry...I really like this card, but if I were to do it again, I would put a few more layers in the border area and probably use some DSP also. That being said, I like how it turned out and and I'm going to be proud to give that to a family member for christmas!

- Mona

Submitted at: Pals Paper Arts 112: Elements of Style - Lace
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Kids are Alright

Hello has been so long...i see my mother has done a good job of maintaining my blog! ha ha maintaining it, I mean making it her own!! ha ha ha...It's all good....someone has to do it!

Anyways it has been so long...I have been watching all my mom's posts and been like...okay I need to get going on this again...get my mojo going and what i have been crafting, just fallen off I will have quite a few things to show you in the coming weeks!! yay!!! anyways...I was at work yesterday for the first day all week, and was informed that one of my colleagues and close friends, her daughter was in an accident (on tuesday) in which she was run over by a 1 tonne truck...the nurse in me is thinking there is huge potential for major disability and death in this situation and the mother in me is screaming oh my god!! I just couldn't believe it. The story was told to me and as a mother I just can't imagine...and as a mother who is a nurse in the operating room and sees tons of bad things happen, and knows the medicine side of things, just makes it that much worse. I just was sick to my stomach. Seeing your child intubated is not something that anyone ever wants to see. a parents worst nightmare. You can bet that every nurse I work with, it is their worst nightmare to be working on shift and your son/daughter, or your kids friends come into the operating room as a trauma...I felt so bad for my girlfriend. the end, everything is all good, her daughter is in fact already at home (the incident occurred on tuesday), so I was just so else can a crafter do than to make a card to send over! so this was my inspiration for the title of my post and my card.

Closeup of Saying:
Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sahara Sand.
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Sahara Sand.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Pursuit of Happiness, Petite Pairs.
Punches: Decorative Label, Curly Label,1 1/4" Circle Punch.
Embellishements: Sponges, Mini Silver Brads, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz.
Misc Items: SNAIL, Stampin Dimensionals, Peircer Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Simply Scored, Clear Blocks.
I just LOVE the stamp set pursuit of happiness. It is hands down one of the best sayings stamp set in this years IB&C. I just love it. the fonts, everything. and this saying "Everything will be okay in the end, if it isn't okay, it isn't the end." I love it, it is so perfect for so many supportive type cards. I love love love it.  Anyway, I know that il ove all the stamp sets i used, but I just hope that she likes the card...I think the colours reflect her style and personality also. Anywho, I should get going here...I gotta save my rhubarb crisp from the oven in a few minutes!! thanks for checking me out!!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Hello...Mona again here with another Pals Paper Arts card creation!  I am totally loving this challenge!  It is totally opening up my crafting mind and I love love love this card.  It is soo cute!  I love the merry winter stamp set and it's really cute little sayings that come with the two snowmen and sled...the only thing that I would love to have to finish up this card (maybe) is the northern flurries embossing folder instead of elegant lines. (Maybe that will be on my next order...I'm sure I am due for a good sized order...right??)  Even without the Northern Flurries embossing foloder, it is one of my favorite holiday cards that I have made so far!
I love how a bit of versamark brayered across the elegant lines embossed area used with heat and stick powder and dazzling diamonds glitter just adds a beautiful fine dusting of glitter to the card.  Really gives a cute winter wonderland sort of feel to it.  It is sort of difficult to tell (about the glitter from the picture) so I apologize...for the photo, but I just love it!  Mary Fish (Stampin Pretty), my upline is so right when she talks about how participating in a challenge really opens your creativity up.  It really has gotten me to step it up a notch to try and keep up with all the other ladies and gents that participate in this one!!!  ha ha ha...Anyways....please enjoy the card.  I hope you get a bit of inspiration for yourselves!!
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White.
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark.
Markers: Marina mist, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie.
Stamps: Merry Winter
Tools: 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Ticket Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Brayer, Big Shot, SNAIL, Glue Dots.
Embellishments: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Marina Mist 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones.

Thanks for stickin around again this week!  Hope to see you all again soon!!  Keep creating!!!


Submitted at:
PPA111: Sketch Challenge

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Haunting Love

Hello everyone,

Mona here!!  So remember when I said that I was going to try and do the rest of the Pals Paper Arts challenge's in a christmas theme...well I found out that it was hard to do a halloween theme challenge as a christmas card. So....I made one halloween Card.  I love halloween, but I don't really send anyone I decided to do a little "i love you" with a halloween card for my hubby....I am pretty sure he'll like it. Sometimes I think he should come to some of my workshops...then I would get a chance to receive some just because cards!!  ha ha ha...
Anyways...this card was really fun to make.  I got a chance to try making a rosette!!  woo hoo!!  I've seen it so much this last little while, and it is on the cover of the holiday mini!! so....I received my simply scored tool and decided that there was no sense in wasting time and put it straight to work!  I tell you...that tool made it soo simple to make this beautiful accent.  A roesette wreath is a really beautiful accent for any projects, and it's painfully easy to make!!!
Anyways, the one thing that I wish I did was to make the flourish pop out a bit more from underneath, when I was making it I thought that it did pop out more, and by the time I realised it didn't my wreath was already stuck down with sticky strip!  and nothing is going anywhere when sticky strip is involved!!  ha ha ha...Anyways, this is my card for this week!!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Whisper White.
Ink: Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz.
Stamps: Season of Joy (swirl in background), Batty For You.
Punches/Tools: 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Paper Snips (distress the edges), Heat Tool, Simply Scored, SNAIL, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals. 
Embellishments: Clear embossing powder, concord crush stitched polytwill ribbon, basic black 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.

A little tip to get the little bat to have an embossed feel in concord crush, as there is no concord crush embossing powder, is to get some versamark on your stamp and then get the concord crush on your stamp.  Stamp it, put the clear embossing powder on your image.  And then proceed to heat emboss and you have a beautifully embossed image with only having to stamp it once, and in any colour that you have regular ink.  One word of caution though, is to ensure that you put the versamark on your stamp first so that you don't get your versamark ink pad all coloured up!!  That seems pretty self explanatory, but living proof that it isn't that hard to do if you aren't really paying attention!
Thanks for checking me out again this week and I hope that you'll stop by and check me out again!  Please do ontact me if you would like any more information on how i made the card or would like to purchse anything stampin up!!  Have a great weekend!


Submitted at:
 Pals Paper Arts 110 - Fashion Inspiration - Bewitched
Card Patterns: Sketch 131 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Celebrity Colour Challenge

Hello all,
It is Mona again.  I think Brenna has fallen off the face of the crafting planet!!  Anyways, I am back...I am making a concerted effort to participate in a challenge on a regular basis this year.  My regular challenge of choice is the Pals Paper Arts Challenge Blog.  I was away last week so I missed that one, but I made the week before!!  My plan is to make it next week also!  ha ha ha...The other thing is I am trying to do my christmas cards, and this year I want to have a bunch of different and unique cards for everyone in my family; so I have been participating in swaps, (which always helps with inspiration), and I will also be doing the rest of the challenges with a christmas theme!  hmmm...we shall see how that goes! 
Anyways, my card for today features the PPA colour challenge colours (almost): Cherry Cobbler (only because I didn't have the actual colour which was riding hood red), calypso coral and basic grey.  I was also super inspired by another participant in the challenge, and you will see that I CASE'd her card today.  It is Monica H., check out her blog for some fabulous inspiration and to see her beautiful card! 

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral Textured Cardstock.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Delightful Decorations.
Tools:  Ornament punch, 3/4" Circle Punch,1" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.
Adhesives: SNAIL, Stamin Dimensions, Sticky Strip.
Embellishments: Calypso Coral 3/8" ruffled ribbon, Large Basic Pearls.

So, hope you enjoyed and thanks for hanging out with  me today and checking out my latest christmas card!!  Have a great day, and come and join in the fun with Pals Paper Arts Challenges, see you next week!!

Submitted at:
PPA 109: Celebrity Colour Challenge - Riding Hood Red, Calypso Coral, Basic Grey.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Blitherer on the Blog!!

Hello.  My name is Mona Burnett, and I am Brenna's Mom!!!  I have recently become a stampin up demonstrator also!!  After she joined and I saw all the great benefits she was getting, I decided to take the plunge and become a demosntrator myself!  woo hoo!!  I wanted to showcase my work also, but don't have a blog and have found myself somewhat technologically I proposed a sharing of Brennas blitherings.  I have noticed that she has been sort of slacking in the posting area also...ha ha ha...hopefully between the two of us we can have a nice little blog with tons of Stampin' Up card and 3D item inspiration!!!
On to the first of hopefully many posts to come!!  My Neice and Nephew and throwing my brother and sister-in-law (follow??) a 60-60-40 party in the beginning of September!  (ie, they are both turning 60 and it is there 40th anniversary!)  What an accomplishment!! Super cool, and an event like that can't go without a celebration!!!  (or a card or two for that matter!!!)  For this anniversary card, I used the Pals Paper Arts Sketch 107 to guide my way (PPA107).  I chose to use Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White and Blushing Bride as my colours also. 
Close up of the Tiny Tags:
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake.
Stamps: Flower Fest, Tiny Tags.
Ink: Versamark, black embossing powder, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride.
Embellishments: Blushing Bride stitched poly ribbon, natural hemp twine, vintage trinkets, stampin pastels (pretty in pink)
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, 1 3/8" circle punch, jewelery tag punch, Lace ribbon border punch, 1/16" circle punch.
For the flowers I stamped them in versamark and then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I then punched it out and burnished with the pretty in pink stampin pastels.  I thought about just stamping it on the blushing bride paper, but I like the effect of burnshing for this card better, I like the subtlety of it.  Even though there isn't a blushing bride stampin pastel (because it's an in colour) the pretty in pink is a pretty good substitute.  Well, thanks for hanging out and checking out my card.  Looking forward to more posts!!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas in July

Merry Christmas (In July)...this is soo wierd, but I love it...Christmas is my favorite holiday and it is the one time of the year that I actually do go all out and crazy with card giving!! I love love love to make christmas cards and stuff for friends, colleagues and even some of the more notable aqquaintances... before I carry should have come from Leslie's Blog...if you haven't and would love to start at the beginning, please head to Nicolette's Blog, otherwise carry on and I hope you like my work enough to become a follower, I love my followers and occasionally have some secret blog candy in the blog hops *wink* *wink* as promised i have my two projects...they are both cards, as I am trying this year to start earlier so that I can get them all done, as last year I started not as early and didn't have as many as I would have liked to...I had to budget my cards a little that is one sad concept!!! ha ha ha...anyways, thank you thank you thank you nicolette for giving me this opportunity to be in your hop, and I hope I didn't disappoint you by being MIA for the first day!! boo urns to that!!!...but hopefully this will help make up for it!! If you have come from
My first card is a bit more of the classical distressed christmas card...but I love love love it. All items on my cards are Stampin' Up items unless otherwise noted.

Recipe: Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, En Francais, Holiday Happiness
Embellishments: Red Riding Hood 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware Brad, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Snips for distressing the paper edges, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Tool Gun.
Quick Tip: To get the frayed, distressed look on the 1 1/4" Ribbon, cut in half and pull out some of the weaves in the ribbon. It give a fabulous distressed look.

For my next project, it is also a nice Christmas card using classic colours, but it was a bit easier in terms of tools and stuff used and just ease of assembly in general. This card would be awesomely easy to create in large quantity's and with less cost in terms of purchasing supplies. But still is beautiful, and fun to make.

 Front of Card
Inside of Card (hard to believe, but picture quality doesn't give the colour is Old Olive!!)

Recipe: Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White.
Ink: Real Read, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight.
Stamp Sets: Season Of Joy, Occasional Quotes.
Tools: Circle Punch from Punch Punch, Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Snips for fussy cutting, basic rhinestone Jewels.
Quick Tip: I did not own the ticket Corner punch (and I would have love to earlier, but I didn't...)to get the ticket corner look , I took a bite out of one corner of one sheet of cardstock with my small circle punch from punch bunch and I then used that as a template for the rest of my card (i have since purchased the ticket corner punch becuase i think it is soo cute and love the look, this way it is a bit less maintenance).
I thank you so much for stopping by, and i am so sorry about not being able to share on both days...major tsk tsk on my part, but I hope this more than makes up for it.

I want to remind everyone again, if they want to fill up your stampin up wishlist, please let me know what I can help you I have a stampin' up promotion going on within Canada ( I would love to open it to the states, but I cannot ship anywhere in the states). I am offering 10% off on any order over $50!!! Please contact me via email: to place an order!

Thanks again for stopping by today and can't wait to post again. Hopefully it wil be sooner than my last post (before this weekend) has been to long!!!
Don't forget to head over to the next stop on the way. Tammy has an absolutely stunning project for you to check out!!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Christmas in July


Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop with Nicolette from Beyond Scrappin'!!!  If you ahve happened here by accident, you should deafintaely head back tot he start at Nicolette's Blog.  If you have come here from Leslie's blog you are defiantely in the right place.

So....I know this is soo lame.  I have been bad.  I haven't been organised.My mom came intot own and I didn't have my blog hop stuff done before that. It has been a flrry of activity at my house and I just didn't have time to get everything done before now....argh...I do actually have two projects to share with everyone, so if you come back tomorrow, you can see my two projects.  they are super cute if I do say so myself!!  Anyways...This is a picture of my family and i at the mall just after we had taken our first Santa pics ever!!  what a fun time!!  ha ha ha...I can't wait till next year, to see if she cries or not...I don't think she will as she isn't scared of anyone!!
Anyways, I wanted to share with everyone that I am having a New Catalogue Stampin' Up Promotion.  I will be having a 10% off discount on all orders over $50 till the end of July  if you order over $100 that would be free shipping!!  This is valid in Canada only, as I am a Canadian demonstrator!  Just place your order through me via email at

I hope to see everyone tomorrow for the unveiling of my two projects!!!  You can now hop on over to Tammy's Blog!!  Tahnks for stopping in!  Have a fabulous weekend!!!

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Welcome Baby

Sorry I have been pretty spotty over the last little bit, Since I returned to work in February it has been difficult to create time for myself where I don't worry about anything else!!! I'm either to exhausted to actually enjoy crafting or just too I have been trying to make some time for my crafting in the evening after Paisley goes to shouldn't be so hard since she goes to bed at 6pm...(I should appreciate that while it lasts!!!), but it feels difficult!!! Anyways, I find that work is so busy that they are always "desperate" for staff and asking me to stay late and I always feel bad saying no...argh...I miss my little one and sometimes I wonder if she remembers who I am!! in passing, but that fast that it crosses my mind is something in itself!!! ha ha ha...she spends all day five days a week at day home...*tear*...She is fantastic and knows me but I do feel bad...Anyways, enough about my worries!!!! Back to my card!
It seems as if I cannot stop making cards for baby welcoming and baby showers!! ha ha ha...they are just soo cute, and friends are always having babies!! ahhh....oh well!!! ha ha ha...I made this super cute card, it isn't slated for a receipient yet....but I made it originally to use at a workshop I was doing at my sister's house...but then decided that it was maybe too complicated for a bunch of new scrappers/stampers....sooo...(stay tuned for in a few days I will post that actual cards we did make)...but I do love love love this card!!

Recipe: Cardstock: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, In Colour designer paper pack in concord crush
Ink: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush
Tools: Designer label punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, blushing bride poly twill ribbon, SNAIL adhesive.
Stamps: Aviary Set, Sweetness Unlimited, Curvy Verses.

Hope you like it!! Thanks for listening to my mini mommy rant!! have a great weekend!!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Late Mother's Day

Hello everyone, here with a new creation...i know i know, it's a bit late, I forgot that I had made this card!! I made this for my cousin who was in town the weekend before mother's day! He is one of three boys, so I figured I would give them a hand (and I wanted to make something, but needed some proper inspiration!!). So, I got out my supplies as we watched TV, where he proceeded to be the peanut gallery as I created..."You got a sweat shop going,eh?" "what in the world are you doing?" "What does that do?" etc it was kind of funny, that he was slightly interested in it...ha ha ha...I finished the card and gave it to him, he seemed pleased...maybe it was because he didn't have to buy a card, but he was a bit impressed that it could be made...ha ha ha...
anyways, I got a note back from my aunt saying that she really appreciated my part in the gift, and she was almost brought to tears because all three of the boys wrote there own name on the card...ha ha ha...oh boys...thank god I have at least one girl!! ha ha ha...the only reason they all got there names on it was A. because i made it earlym, that way as my cousin was driving home he could stop at his brothers house so he could sign as he went through (which is seven hour drive from their parents). Then the other brother signed when it got home! so it was actually pretty neat how it worked out. my cousins are the kind that stop on the way to breakfast on mother's day morning to buy a mothers day card! ha ha yeah...needless to say I felt pretty good about the card, even though it's not my personal fave!

Recipe: Cardstock: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant.
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant.
Stamps: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Eastern Blooms, Always Elegant, Occasional Quotes.
Ribbon: 5/8" Satin Old Olive
Tools: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, MS Border Punch (can't remember the name), Sponge, I rock Tool and silver glam rocks, cuttlebug, cuttlebug embossing folder "spots", SNAIL adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals.
A few techniques that I used on this card are: Dry embossing, Sponging, "Rock and Roll", adding dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Name on the Wall

Wow, I am on a roll!! ha ha ha...well today isn't paper crafting per say...but secretly it is!! i have had this project on my back burner for about 14 months!! ha ha husband and I started this when my daughter was 2 weeks old!! He was HOUNDING me to get some letters cut out using my cricut so that he could use them as a template to cut out the wood letters!! So...the journey begins...and like all things with good intentions...there is always a delay! So anyways, i cut them out and he took about two weeks to cut the letters out of wood (he was working full time too!! ha ha ha), and then he wanted to try and match the stain to the crib...alas...the first delay! ha ha forward to about February 2011 (Paisley was born in february of 2010)...we finally decided that we couldn't match the we decided on colours to pain the letters (to match a quilt that my mom is making for her for her big bed...) so we chose a bright pink (similar to melon mambo) and a navy blue...picked out ribbons to match...then it was about another month before we actually painted the letters. The letters then sat in my craft room for another month-2 months...until today...when i was cleaning up (tidying so that I could walk around), and decided enough is enough, we are getting this hung up today!! so....after much discussion on how we would hang it (banner style vs how it is hung now), I "won" and we hung it how it hangs now, looking back I think this is still th better choice! but yeah...super fun and it looks sooo cute!! It is of course deliberately hung would be super hard to make it any other way!! anyways...yay! my daughters name all hand made!! This would be a super fantastic personal gift for someone takes some time, but it is really easy...Although my husband and I took so long to make it. the second time around, it wouldn't be bad at all!!! i'm sure it could be done in a weekend (with paint drying times and timing it outside of nap times also) just have to know what you want to do before you start it! ha ha ha...we will definately be doing this for our next child also...only we will be prepared and will have all the supplies prior to starting so that it can be done right away!! ha ha ha..

Recipe: Plantin' Schoolbook Cricut cartridge (letters cut to fit page at 12x12...I cut it on vellum so that it would be easier) and blue acrylic paint, pink and plue 1-1/4" ribbon, nails, foam paint brushes, stapling gun (to staple ribbon on the back of the letters).

The bumper pads is something that my mom made for us before paisley was born, and there is a matching crib quilt, they are an under the sea theme.  Also, I actually made the bed can't really tell but they are fantastic, I actually made about three or four sheets for her...I just couldn't help myself once I found out how cute they are and they are sooooo sooooo soooo easy to make, made me wish that I hadn't purchased three sheets for her!!! I didn't match the sheets to the bedroom decor (for the most part) but making your own sheets is a foolproof method of ensuring matchiness!!!  ha ha ha...if you want the pattern for the sheets email me and I'll gladly give it to you! thanks a ton for checking it out!!


Linking up With: I Made It Myself Monday's
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #24: Anything Goes With Ribbon

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Welcome Baby!!

I am back, this time within a week! yay!! (first time in a while) But I am back to you with a set of baby cards that I made in the last little bit...One for girl, one for boy and one for not knowing the sex...aka - pink, blue and yellow!! ha ha ha...Super cute! this is just going to be a quick and dirty post...I will post all the recipe stuff at the end together, it is all the same except for the colours of paper and ink for the it sould be pretty self explanatory...but yeah...this was a fun set of cards to make and really simple and quick, so especially when it's baby season and you start needing a lot of baby cards!! ha ha ha

(The inside of the blue is exactly the same as the pink except the orientation -ie tall intead of wide, not sure that makes sense???)

Recipe: Cardstock- baskful blue, pretty in pink, so saffron, very vanilla, subtles Designer paper pack.
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Bashful Blue.
Ribbon: Bashful blue 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon, so saffron 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, pink pirouette 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon.
Stamps: Word Play (inside of yellow card), A word for you (inside of boy and girl card), Welcome baby (elephant image).
Misc Tools: SNAIL adhesive, Sponges to ink edges, Cuttlebug Spots embossing folder, and the Cuttlebug machine, stamp-a-ma-jig.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you liked my cards!! have a great day!

Submitted: Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge Blog - Baby
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thank You Card

hello all!!
sorry it's been a while since I last posted here!! I have been crafting and taking pictures, just haven't really had a chance to get it posted online!!! So....without further ado...if you've been following for a while, you'll know that I was recently trained at work for being the charge nurse on nights...whew...stressful!! ha ha ha...let me tell you charge nurses don't get paid enough...just thinking about a trauma coming in made my hands shake! ha ha ha...not that I can't handle it...but the responsibility of decision making is different than being a staff nurse!! ha ha ha...anyways...I made it through...
so I come to you today with a card I made for my colleague that actually trained me! (this was like almost a month ago!! ha ha ha) This was a fun card to make, and it turned out beautifully...but looking at it now, I feel like it's missing the stamp from the four frames stamp set (I got it shortly after I completed and sent this card off!! ha ha ha)...anyways, it still looks good, and hind sight is twenty twenty!! Everything is stampin up except for that i stitched with a sewing machine on the ribbon to give it a nice flat effect (easier to put in a standard envelope) but the dimension of a folded ribbon!!

Supplies: Paper - subtles designer paper, old olive, perfectly plum, pumpkin pie, very vanilla, early espresso.
Ink: Perfectly plum, old olive, pumpkin pie, early espresso, basic gray
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Punch Potpourri, Fast and Fabulous, Fine Filigree background stamp.
Tools: Word Window punch, Modern Label XL punch, decorative label punch, boho blossoms punch, stampin sponges, SNAIL adhesive,
Ribbon: Pumpkin pie 1/4" Grosgrain, Old Olive 5/8" Satin.

Thanks for visiting!! have a great day!


Submitted at : Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Bingo (Flowers, Ribbons, Punches)
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Mom's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mom's Day blog hop hosted by Nicolette.
I am joined by 25 other fabulously talented women, all showcasing their beautiful mom's day projects!! The hop runs today and tomorrow over the weekend (4/30-5/1). We all have mom's but most of us are mom's also!! YAY!!! should have come to my blog from Ashley. If you get lost along the hop or just stumbled along this hop, start at the beginning and head back to Nicolette's Blog.
This year Mother's day happens to be on my husbands birthday also!!  ha ha ha...figures!!  So, we are going to have to share the day this year!!  We are going to go out on the 7th for a nice dinner and celebrate each other...Which we haven't done in a long time...argh...We really have to get into the date night thing again!!  It's bad...but who know's, it's hard when you want to save your money for other things!!!  Maybe next saturday will be the date night kick off!!!  Anyways....
This card is for my mom!! I will be sending it out in the mail for AZ this coming Monday!! A little late, but hopefully it makes it in time...canada post has a horrible habit of being very very gives snail mail a new meaning sometimes!! ha ha ha...I'm stoked for her to open it as she doesn't get homemade cards often! card is made from all stampin' up product.

Recipe: Cardstock: rose red, so saffron, very vanilla, certainly celery patterned paper
Stamps: Tiny Wishes, For All You Do
Ink: Certainly Celery, rose red
Misc & Tools: Itty Bitty Punches Set, Stampin dimensionals, modern label punch, word window punch, very vanilla 5/8: satin ribbon

I do have some candy to give's all a big surprise!!! (even to me so far, but there will be something) so to be eligible to win the candy...please leave a comment and be a follower!! yay! looking forward to meeting tons of new friends!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Dawn. Enjoy the hop!!!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Can We Owl Just Craft??

Hello my friends...It has been a while!!!
This is going to be a pretty quick post today, just wanted to drop in and leave a little hasn't been too long I don't think, well a bit over a week really!! but I'm back, yay!! ha ha ha...I have a new creation today...and this card is like one of my most awesomely loved cards, it is cricut free (which isn't why i love it, as I do love my cricut also...) and doesn't contain a stamped image!! what?? neither?!?!?! ha ha ha...yay!!! I have been really busy with work, my daughter, keeping the house and getting some crafting done in between all that (which is, well sadly a card a week...maybe)... So I made this awesome card almost exclusively with stampin up product...(unless I say otherwise)

Paper: concord Crush DP, perfectly plum, melon mambo, early espresso, crumb cake, turquoise, pear pizzaz
Ink: Perfecly Plum,
Ribbon: Taffeta Marina Mist
Tools: Owl Punch, uniball signo ball gel pen, itty bitty circle punch, Jillian Vance Designs Owl stamp set, I rock with purple and diamond jewels.

Anyways, this is a really cute card (I think), and I absolutely love the colours!!! yay!!! the colours are my favorite together...anyways, that's all for today!! thanks for stopping by!! Don't forget that I'm in the Mom's Day Blog Hop this weekend, and I will have blog candy!! Please do stop by!!!


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CPS #215: Sketch Challenge
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Great Giveaway!!

Hi all you cricut lovers!!  I know you're all busy tonight attending all the various Ustreams for the E2 release...but....I have a really great giveaway to talk about tonight.  Sherri Scraps  is giving away a campin' critters cartridge, a cuttlebug folder and a pack of paper!!!  YAY!!! 

(I tried to upload a pic, but an having troubles...but check out sherri's blog, she has some super duper cute projects also!!!)

the campin critters cart is possibly one of the cutest carts ever!!  anyways, you should all head over and check it out!!!  yay!!!  have a great night!  Will be back with another post tomorrow (this time with a project!!)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Naughty or Nice? **First DT Submission!!**

Hello again,
I am back sooner than the usual...ha ha ha, I have been busy crafting away this weekend. I start on nights tomorrow night at work, and I have been just relaxing trying to get into the mode for nights today. Soo...without further ado, I saw the sketch challenge at tickled pink stamps...and well I bought some tickled pink stamps a while back, and was waiting and waiting for my markers to arrive to get them coloured up.  So this was my first attempt at a tickled pink stamp with my SU markers! Look how awesome they look!! And...not only does this card work for the Tickled pink stamps Challenge 15: Sketch, but it also works for the Tickled pink Stamps Christmas challenge #2: Jingle Bells, as my image has bells on it!! yay!!  We have been snowing here for last last 24hrs so I thought well it isn't that far of a stretch to get into the christmas mode!!  ha ha ha..we just cannot get out of the snow mode it seems...i want to get working in my garden and here is is snowing in the middle of April!!  Although I love love love christmas and winter and the beautiful mornings you wake up and have your coffee and it's snowing, It's april now, I'm ready for spring and summer and garden!!  I'm ready for the mornings I wake up and have coffee on my deck!!  ha ha ha...ahhhh!!  ha ha ha...anyways, I digress...while I was on the Tickled Pink Challenge site, I saw that they are having a guest DT call...hmmm....I think I could handle would be awesome to be on their DT (even as a short term guest designer!! so anyways...You'll be able to look forward to my project for that!! ha ha ha...BUT...that being said I have submitted this card for consideration for me to be on another DT...The Let's Ink It Up DT!!!  YAY!!!  So...they are awesome and have some awesome challenges, and they are all about the rubber stamping!!  I love it!  I have done both rubber and digi, and they both have their advantages and disadvantages....but for today rubber stamping is fingers are crossed...this is my first DT submission and I'm really hoping that I have a chance!!  ha ha ha...We shall see, pretty sure i'm just wishful thinking...we'll see!!!
Recipe: DCWV Christmas Paper, Very Vanilla and Real Red SU cardstock, Real Red and Old Olive SU classic ink pads, SU Many Marvelous Markers, Diamond Stickles, sewing machine and green thread, Snail adhesive, Four the Season SU Stamp set, Occasions SU Stamp Set, Whimsy Holiday Ticket Sentiments, Whimsy ticket die.
This was a really fun image to colour in, super cute and sassy!! And this was also the first time that I have really done a lot of stitching on my card (that isn't faux)!!!  So I love the stiching look, so this was for me!!  I love christmas, as I said earlier, and I love having my own christmas cards to send in the mail.  Last year I didn't have neough for everyone, so hopefully by starting now in April I can have most if not all of them done and ready to go out when the time comes!!  Anyways, Thanks for checkin' in!! Have a great weekend!!


 Submitted at: Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #15: Sketch
 Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge #2: Jingle Bells
Crazy About Cricut Challenge: Create About Something You Love
Catered Crop Recipe Challenge #10: sewing tool, sewing technique, rubber stamp with flower in her hair, striped pattern paper
Let's Ink it Up: Show Us Your Stitching (DT Call)
Fab and Funky Challenge #68: All Spotty and Dotty
My Partner in Crafting Crime #24: Layer it Up
The ABC Challenge: S is for Sugar and Spice
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #58: Make it Sassy
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Pixie Giveaway!

Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations is having a Spring Giveaway!  She is giving away this awesome little machine1!  everyone should head on over there and enter to win!!!

(I would upload a pic but blogger is being stubborn...I will try again to upload later tonight!!!)


Thursday, April 14, 2011

For your Shower & Awesome Giveaway

Hello!  Anyone Out There?????  ha ha ha, just kidding... 

I`m back with another creation! yay! I have a few things that I have been working on and hopefully I`ll get back to posting every now and then again!! I'm going onto nights next week, so hopefully I will have some time to get my creative mojo going again!!  Anyways, everything on this card is made with Stampin` Up product...I had a stampin`Up workshop at my house, as you all know (before I became my own demonstrator of course) and this is one of the cards that we made! (I`m not 100% sure what colours exactly that these are but pretty sure given that I`ve been like studying the catalogue for my wishlist!!)
Recipe: Crumb Cake Polka Dot ribbon; En Francais Background stamp; teeny tiny wishes stamp set (for sentiment); mostly vintage decor stencil; clear embossing powder; Cardstock: early espresso, crumb cake, not quite navy, very vanilla; stampin ink: always artichoke, not quite navy; perfect pearls (there is only one it`s a secret where though! ha ha ha...), SNAIL adhesive, Stampin sponges (for inking the background), stampin dimensionals, word window large punch, modern label extra large punch, decorative label extra large punch.
We started by using the en francais with always artichoke ink on very vanilla paper. I then used the mostly vintage decor stencil and the versamark and clear embossing powderto create a nice pattern of embossed image (I can't actually remember what the technique was called...darn it!!  worst SU demontrator ever....)  I heat embossed that and sponged the not quite navy over the entire background, and wiped the embossed portion off with paper towel.  I then adhered all the paper, ribbon and stamped the sentiment on the card.  (a tip though, when stamping on the word window punch with wood block stamps, stamp the sentiment first and then punch around your sentiment!!  then you can get a perfectly levelled and evenly spaced sentiment!!
I had a blast at my first stampin up workshop (one that I didn`t facilitate, but hosted), and ended up getting a beautiful card, a new title, inspiration, and of course new product!!

One last thing, there is a fantastic giveaway!!!  Ashley at Welch Creations is giving away a new cuttelbug V2 when she reaches 150 followers!!  WOW!!  Can you believe it?!?!?!  Everyons hould go on over and check it out and enter to win!!  maybe you will win!!!  Good luck on that!!  alright, I gotta run!!
Thanks for joining me today!!


Submitted at: Getting Kricky With K Andrews: Inspired Heart

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps, Stampin`Up, Blog Awards, I rock, A New Winner

Hello All, I am back, this is going to be a bit of a marathon grab some coffee (or wine, depended on the time of day, I guess it is always 5:00 somewhere) and stick around!!! yay!! ha ha ha, I have been super busy with work and trying to keep my life together! It's sad that the one thing that helps me keep my calm and togetherness (scrapping) I don't have time to do at the times when I need it most!! ha ha ha...anyways...
I have a bit of big news for everyone...I decided to take the plunge and become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator!! WOW!! I'm soo excited, it's a whole new world of cardmaking and scrapping! I have known Stampin' Up for a while, but never actually owned much of their stuff.  I recently had my own workshop at my house and had a blast...there is so much stuff to choose from, and the product is such great quality. I just couldn't help myself!! Anyway, I can't wait to get started! So...with that being said If anyone needs a "supplier" ha ha ha...I am more than happy to help you out with that, and if you are in the Calgary Area, I would be more than happy to help you host a Stampin' Up party...great way to get some free product and play with what Stampin' Up has to offer!!
So I got my First stampin' up order (just one of I'm sure tons more)...I got the Many Marvelous Markers set, and the markers are awesome!!! So I coloured my bugaboo stamp with them. They are great (both bugaboo and the markers), I love the colours!! This was my first attempt, so I mean it wasn't THAT hard, seeing how it turned out not too bad, but there are some things that I definitely learned from the first time!! Anyways, this is my card:

Recipe: Spellbinders lebels ten, Whimsy Ticket Sentiments Rock On (digi), Bugaboo Stamps `Deacon Swing`(digi), Many Marvelous Markers Stampin' Up, Recollections brass brads, Blue hot rocks, I-rock Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo, Recollections cardstock, Sakura White Gel Pen.
I started by colouring my image and cutting it out, then cutting out my spellbinders and matted them. With the ticket sentiments, I printed them from my computer, and used my little sponges to "distress" the ticket (and the edges of the light brown cardstock) and then scraped away at the edges of both tickets with my scissors to further make them look older, I then coloured the hearts in on the sentiment in red.  I faux stitched around the edge of the brown spellbinder, and then affixed my brads and hot rocks.
This was the first time that I used my I rock tool (truthfully, I added them after I was finished the card becuase I finally received it in the mail yesterday). It is soo awesome, I totally love easy way less muss and fuss and hoping that you put your gem down in the right place...Love it!! official Review!! ha ha ha...I actually ended up winning my I-Rock tool on the Imaginisce blog as a weekly giveaway, I couldn't have been more excited!!! yay, so I got to play with it a little bit. Also, just a heads up, Imaginisce is showcasing their new line `little Cutie` on their blog all week, and it is adorable and the DT is absolutely fantastic!  There is tons of amazing amazing inspiration, and they are having a few giveaways in the mix also!!  You should definately go and check it out!!!
Anyways, Through my blog hop with Jacqueline , she bestowed on me the honour of versatile blogger!! Yay!! I can`t believe it!!  How crazy!!

The rules state I must - Thank the person who sent you this blog award (done) - List 7 things about yourself (see below) - Send this to 15 other bloggers. 
Things about me:
1. I am Canadian.
2. I am a new Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
3. I also work Full time as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room.
4. My Mom and Dad (divorced) both have homes in the US that I visit regularly.
5. I have a one year old Daughter.
6. I am a recent believer in the Minivan's are Cool movement (made up to make myself feel better)
7. I love to Travel.
15 other bloggers that Continue to Inspire me:
1. Alex -
2. Jenne -
3. Victoria -
4. TX Scrapper Mom -
5. Celeste -
6. CarrieAnn -
7. Theresa -
8.Raven -
9. Ruthie -
10. Jin -
11. The Cropping Canuck -
12. Karen -
13. Amber -
14. Sparkly Pink Star -
15. Monica -

Now, I also received the Leibster Blog Award!!  Wow!!  I feel the love everyone, and thank you so much!  I was awarded this from Terri at My Need 2 Craft. Thank you so much Terri for the award, i feel so special to have gotten this from you!!!

About the Liebster Award:

This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but put a lot of love and heart into their work. It is given to bring light to new blogs and its a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by.

1- Create a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal your 3 to 5 blog picks.
2- Let them know you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog about the award.
3- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4- Have the faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you award this to.
5- Have fun!!!

It's super easy!!!  I follow tons of blogs, becuase there is just so much out there to see and be inspired by!  These are just a few of the blogs that I love to follow (in no particular order)! 

1. Tracy -
2. Becky -
3. Deb C -
Wow!!  Thanks so much to everyone, all my followers and all the blogs that I follow for continuously inspiring and sharing with me your beautiful wokrs of art!! 
Now...for the final Item on my list of things to do today.  I never was contacted by my precvious winner, so I was foreced to choose a new one!!  *tear*  So i have used Random Org again (and still don`t know how to take a screen shot or whatever...but this is what happened:
True Random Number Generator
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so, by my counting that means that it is: Oma!!  Congrats!!  Oma said: Hi Brenna!  I`m sure your daughter will love this card, it`s adorable``
Oma, You have three days to contact me, and I hope that you do...otherwise i will be forced to choose another number again!  I really want to mail this out by friday so you can play asap with it!!  Thanks so much for all you`r support my friends!!  looking forward to next time!! 
Submitted at: Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Four or More Layers
Getting Kricky with K Andrews: Inspired Hearts