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!!!


Submitted at:
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

Imaginisce Blog

Hey all!!
I just want to let you know that imaginisce is having some great showcasing of their new line "Little Cutie". There is some great giveaways also!! Check it out!!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Bunny Blog Hop Winner

Hello all, 
my apologies for being a bit late in anouncing my winner.  The winner for the April Bunny Blog Hop is:

True Random Number Generator

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27, and by my count that would be:

Kimberly said...

Super super cute....Just a look see,checking out everyones it. #19 on the list

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Bunny Blog Hop

April Bunny Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!!
 Welcome to the April Bunny Blog Hop hosted by Made by Jacqueline! If you are here from Tara then you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please click {here}. There are tons of fantabulous ladies in this hop and you won't want to miss any of the inspiration!!!
In honor of Easter we are all making a project with a bunny on it!
I made an easter card for my daughter. She has no idea what's going on, and probably won't be on the hunt for any eggs this year, but it is still a fun holiday where she will get to sample some chocolate bunny. And the little bunny from simply charmed is so girly and perfect for her!!

Recipe: Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge, Recollections cardstock, misc patterned paper, Lace Scroll Martha Stewart Border Punch, Pink Sheer ribbon michaels miscallaneous, Inky Antics Bunny #2 stamp set, Peachy Keen Dolly Dumpling stamps, sakura white gel pen, tsukineko black ink, Pink pearlescent chalk for blush, pink tsukineko dew drop for inking the edge of the bunny, versamark ink pad.

On the inside I used the egg confetti stamp that comes in the inky antics bunny #2 set and used my versamark ink pad to make watermarks of eggs all over the page. I just made it a background. It is really hard to tell in the picture. This was a really fun card to make and really easy also.

I also want to give a shout out to Jackie from Inky Antics as I won this stamp set by joining in on a blog hop that she hosted, which was awesome by the way!!!! She also threw in an extra stamp set when she mailed it to me!!! Super generous!! wow!! So I was really excited to use these stamps!!

Of course, since you've hung out for so long with me here, I do have some Blog Candy to share!!!
(Sorry the photo is so bad, it was late at night when I was doing this, I couldn't even get a good photo of the cuttlebug is really hard to get photos of them in the best of lights!!  so's a cute little stamp and cuttlebug folder!!)
This studio g stamp "Colour You World" with purple jewels and also a "Thanks" cuttlebug folder (not pictured) will be mailed to one lucky follower. To be eligible, please become a follower, and leave me some lovin'!!! I will choose a winner vis random org. from my comments on April 6th once the blog hop is over.  The lucky winner will have three days to get back to me with all their info, otherwise I will have to choose a new winner!!!
Good luck and enjoy the hop!!!

Next stop is -----> Linda


1. Jacqueline
2. Becky
3. Amber
4. Candace
5. Anna
6. Sarah
7. Tara
8. Brenna
9. Linda
10. Lora
11. Liz
12. Eulanda
13. Cindy
14. Julie
15. Ellen
16. nataliya
17. Linda
18. Sandra
19. Kimberly
20. Michelle

Project Submitted: AllSorts Challenge Blog: For A Special Lady
Creative Card Crew: For A Child
Die Cuttin' Divas: #8 Hippity Hoppity
Fantabulous Cricut: #53 Looks Like Spring
Scrapbookaholic By Abby: #2 Anything Spring
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #21 Use Dies or Punches and Ribbon
Kaboodle Doodles Challenges: #60 Spring Has Sprung
Polka Doodles Challenges: #12 Spring Has Sprung
Jen's Craft Corner: Anything Bunny
Sundays With Chrissy Challenge #16: Spring is in The Air