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Thursday, July 29, 2010

With Love Card

Hi everyone! Today I finished a card! It has been so hard to get any crafting done these days, but I managed to get this card completed before my nephew comes to stay with us for the weekend. I will definitely be busy with four kids running (or crawling) around!

For this card I used all Close to My Heart product, except for the cuttlebug which I used to emboss one of the papers. The MyAcrylix sets I used were "You Are Beautiful" and "With Love". The challenges I was following when creating this card were:
Heart 2 Heart - Use the following colors:

Papertake Weekly - Use the following sketch -
Stamp Something - Something flowery

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Anything goes!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you like my creations!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Panda Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Today I have a new card to show you! I used the Create A Critter cartridge for the pandas and stamped their faces with Peachy Keen Critter Faces stamps. They are so much fun! For the cupcake I used the Sweet Treats cartridge and spiced it up with a little glittery icing and bling on the cup. Fun Fun Fun! The challenges this card fits into this week are:

Fantabulous Cricut - use an animal cut with your cricut.

Cricut Cardz - make a card featuring a cake cupcake or cookie

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge - follow this sketch:

Hope you like it!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jenae's beautiful card

Hi everyone! Jenae has been crafting today and made this card to enter in two children's challenges:

Kona Kid Krafters - Bling it Up

Children's Challenge Corner - Use the colours green, orange and yellow

I am so glad I found these challenge blogs especially for her to participate in because she loves creating projects like this!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blog Candy!!!!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Jodi at Inked Inspirations is having 5 AMAZING blog candy giveaways to celebrate her birthday in July. This is just a photo of ONE of the incredible prizes. You have until July 31st to enter so click here and get over there! Good luck!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #8

Hi everyone! Jenae is back with me this week for another Throwback Thursday!
This week at My Creative Time , Emma's challenge was to create a birthday themed project using the Celebrations cartridge. This is a cartridge I don't own! So instead I chose to use Doodlecharms which is also an older cartridge. Both the kitty and the hat are from this cartridge. Jenae chose to use Sweet Treats. I tried to tell her she was supposed to use an older cartridge but she was set on that cupcake with the heart so I couldn't say no :-) I am so proud of how well she does with putting the pieces together on her cuts! And she choses all the paper to use from my scraps - great combinations! She is only 6 years old!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and please come again!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Christmas Card!!!

Hi! Well, here is the 2nd Christmas card I have created this week! For this creation I used a digital image from Pink Cat Studio. There are so many cute images there. I have heard that digital stamps are addicting and I think that is right, there are soooo many that I want to get on so many different sites! This card will be entered in the following challenges:

Cuttlebug Challenges - Create a Christmas card using the following sketch:

The embossing folder I used was Traffic Jam.

Fantabulous Cricut - Christmas in July - create a project for Christmas. The "Joy" cutout is from the Create a Critter Cartridge

My Time to Craft - Use a checked pattern

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - stitching

Cupcake Craft - cats or dogs

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Magnolia Card

Hi everyone, I stocked up on some new Magnolia stamps last week from a Canadian online store called Stamp Shoppe They arrived today! They have some really good deals with free shipping over $75. I created this card with 6 challenges in mind! My head is spinning!

Just Magnolia - follow this sketch:

Made By Momo - create something "Super Girly"

Pollycraft - Birthday theme

Frosted Designs - use border punches - I used an EK Success one

Charisma Cardz - Use the colour PINK

Cupcake Inspirations - Use this photo as inspiration:

And that is all! Hope you like my card! I am LOVING my copic markers!!!!! I can't wait to find some more good deals so I can get MORE COLOURS!!!! I also used my Accent Essentials cartridge for the three flowers and the "Make a Wish" sentiment is by CTMH.
Thanks for stopping by!

True Love criss-cross card

Hello! Today I made my first ever criss-cross card! I love how it turned out! The elephants are a digital stamp from Phindy's Place. It's a card I made for my hubby. The two challenges I had in mind for this project were:

Stamp Scrap & Doodle - Use an animal in your project.

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - make a criss cross card.

Hope you like it!

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Christmas Card?

Hi everyone! I have been going challenge crazy this week. There are sooo many out there and so little time! For this Christmas card I used the Merry Pursuits stamp set by Close to my Heart. The sentiment is also by CTMH. The challenges I had in mind when creating this card were:

Practical Scrappers - using your stash - we had to use an element which was over a year old. The patterned papers I used were from Christmas 2008.

Get Sketchy - following this sketch

Cute Card Thursday - Make a Christmas card

Crazy 4 Challenges - Use buttons on your project
That's all! Thanks for taking a peek at my Christmas card! Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My first digi download!

Hi everyone! I have been getting into copic colouring lately - it is so much fun! I decided to look at a few digital stamps online and ended up purchasing two from Phindy's Place There are a lot of cute images there! I created this card with three challenges in mind:

Cuttlebug Challenges - Create a project featuring a garden critter (the snail in the image)

Stamp Something - Use something digital on your project

The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch

Hope you like my creation! Please come back again for a visit!

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #32

Hi everyone! For this challenge we were supposed to create a project based on our favorite summer destination! I immediately thought of the mountains since that is pretty much the only destination I have travelled to :-) However, when i was cutting out the cabin, I forgot about the summer part and added snow to the roof - guess there is snow on the mountains even in the summer! For this card I used the Camp Out cartridge. For the face on the moon I used my Basic Paper Doll Assortment stamps by Peachy Keen Stamps. Thanks for looking and hope you all had a great weekend!

Sweet Treats Card

Hi everyone! Here is a card I made using the Sweet Treats cartridge. I used the card function on the cupcake to make this little 4" shaped card. The challenges I had in mind were:

Fantabulous Cricut - create a treat "shaped" card.

Cricut Cardz Challenge - make a card using the card feature on any cartridge.

Hope you like it!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Throwback Thursday - Wild Card!

Hi everyone! This week at My Creative Time Emma is having another Throwback Thursday challenge! For this challenge, the task was to create a card for our favorite holiday featuring the Wild Card cartridge. This cartridge has always been a challenge for me by itself :-)! My favorite holiday is Halloween so I chose to use the little monster card. I used my gypsy to hide the facial features so I could use my Peachy Keen Monster face on him. I went around the edges of the monster with a black ink pad to give him sort of a grungy look. I used the envelope feature to make the matching envelope. The patterned paper I used is by Martha Stewart crafts and the cardstock is Bazzill.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Drew!

Hi! It's my son Drew's 3rd birthday today! We had his birthday party yesterday and it was so much fun! I thought I would share my crafty party decor creations with you! Drew is a Cars fanatic so I put my Cars cricut cartridge to a lot of good use! I made the cake using my Cricut Cake machine. I cut out a huge Lightning McQueen to put on the wall using a 12X24 mat and the cardstock in that same size (it cut out at 11.5 inches!) The treat bags are paper bags with the front and back covered with cardstock. I used my gypsy to place the rectangle in the right place for the handle, the cut outs on the bags are also from the Cars cartridge. I had so much fun making everything! My sister Leila asked me where I found the time with 3 kids to do it, and I said "at 2:00 in the morning" so I got to bed early last night for a good sleep for the first time in a few days!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #17

Hi everyone! I managed to get another challenge done this week amidst the craziness of summer holidays! For this challenge at we had to create a project featuring a bug or creepy crawlie and the colour orange. This was my entry! I used Paisley for the bugs and Mother's Day for the flowers and the background top note. Hope you like it!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge - Zooballoo

Hello everyone! For this weeks challenge at My Creative Time with Emma the task was to create a project with an animal theme using the Zooballoo cartridge. This was one of the first cartridges I ever bought and it has been getting neglected! I have used it a few times for the font but don't think I have actually created anything using the animals on it! This was a great challenge! I decided to create a birthday card with it. Hope you like my creation!
My daughter Jenae usually participates in the Throwback Thursday challenge with me but my husband is on holidays from work so they have been doing tons of stuff together - and it has been beautiful outside as well!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Easel Card and Copic Markers!

Hi everyone! I was playing with my copic markers and my one and only Magnolia stamp. Isn't she the sweetest? I am entering this card in the Cuttlebug Challenge at The task was to create an easel card, which I have never done before. I looked on youtube and there are TONS of tutorials for them. They are so fun to create (and receive too, I bet). I used two cuttlebug embossing folders for this card - one is swiss dots and the other is seeing spots. As mentioned before, the fairy stamp is from Magnolia. The flower and Happy Birthday are from Close to My Heart.

Hope you like it!
P.S. Please don't judge my colouring too harshly, I am new at copics :-)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! My next project for today was a challenge over at

They provided a sketch that we were supposed to follow. This was my take on the challenge. The Peachy Keen stamps I used were Critter Faces set A Medium and Everyday Character Face Assortment. I used my cricut and the Create a Critter cartridge for the skunk and flowers.

Throwback Thursday - New Arrival

Hello! Today my daughter and I were working on Emma's challenge from Jenae loves scrapbooking and thinks these challenges are so much fun! This week the cartridge New Arrival was in the spotlight and we had to create a baby themed project using this cartridge. I chose to make a baby girl card. I used New Arrival for all cuts except the stitched circle which I cut from Mini Monograms.

Jenae made another 6X6 layout to put into her new album. She had a picture of her and her baby brother that she thought would be perfect. She chose all the products to use and I think they went together nicely. She loves stamping and used one of my CTMH alphabets for the title. The elephant is from New Arrival but she did not want to use the layer.

Friday, July 2, 2010

So Dear Card

Hi everyone! My daughter has been out of school two days now and already it has been a busy summer! Yesterday we took in the Canada Day festivities in our town and Jenae got to be in the parade! She was so thrilled! She was on foot the whole way and didn't even mind!

Anyway, I created this card last night and am just getting the chance to post it now. I created it for the My Pink Stamper challenge going on this weekend. The challenge was to create a project using the colours pink, green, brown and orange. I loved this challenge and think the colours look great together!

I used my brand spanking new cartridge Cindy Loo to create the mushroom frame (I welded a few more mushrooms in with my gypsy) I also used Create a Critter for the words "so dear".

Hope you like it!