Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just got the news......!!!

In January, there is going to be another contest at LP!!! I cannot TELL YOU how excited this makes me. Von and Admin (her hubby) come up with the BEST contests. I seriously could care less about the prizes and what not!! The GAMES are sooooo much fun. They do a bang up job and it's all done randomly and fairly. No JUDGING like some other sites......NO hurt feelings!! I LOVE IT!!! The BEST KIT CLUB EVER!!!! I seriously CANNOT wait for this one to start!!!! WHOOOOOOOOT!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Gift Card Holder

Sorry for the lull in posts, alas...tis the season!! Busy Busy Busy!! I did manage to find some time tonight to make this sweet little gift card holder. This is going to be the year of gift cards - not because I'm lazy...I just seriously have NO idea of what to get people this year!!! I love getting gift cards! I just hope that no one is offended and thinks that I didn't put any effort into it. I did really!!! My brain is TIRED thinking of stuff to get people!!! I think the gift card solves it all. You get what you want and I get one more present out of the way!!! It's the TOTAL way to go!! :) Anyway, thanks for stopping by....I hope your Christmas shopping is almost done so that you can take a little time to stop and enjoy the season!! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Well, I'm finally finished the advent calendar and only two days late!! Not bad!! :) I didn't jazz it up too much as I want it to be a timeless treasure and not have to many gluables that will just fall off over the years. It's bad enough with all the sparkle letters!!! I may put some poinsettias on the middle part, but I didn't have any on hand. We'll see. I also finished crocheting a couple of scarves. Really plain but nice and warm. The first is a skinnier version of the shell scarf I did a while ago and the other is just a fun fringe scarf. I love crochet!! :) Especially with big hooks!!
Hope you enjoy my projects!! Now off to find something else to do!

Monday, November 30, 2009

LP Card Challenge

Whew...!! My kit arrived just in time!! This morning I picked up my LP kit from the post office and although I don't have enough time to do the layout sketch challenge, I did find some time this morning to work on my entry for the LPS Blog Card Sketch Contest!
Here's the sketch :
And here's my take on it:
There's still time if you want to play!! Just go HERE for directions and upload your creation. Have fun!!! :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Just another quick card using Rusty Pickle patterned paper and ribbon from the December Kit "Mistletoe & Berries" at Savvy n Sassy!! TFL!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Here is my take on this week's JUST MAGNOLIA sketch. So fun to play along!! Hope you like it! :)

Non-Traditional Christmas Color Challenge!

Here's my take - yep, you guessed it ....using non-traditional colors on your project. This one was FUN!! :)

Black Friday Mini Crop....

Good morning everyone!! Work is slow due to the holiday in the States yesterday, so I thought I would take FULL advantage and do some scrapping this morning. I'm hanging with the girls at LP for their Black Friday Mini Crop. Come join us if you can. Vons got some great challenges and there are PRIZES too!!! :) I've already missed a Steal the RAK game as I was working on my project below!!! One of the challenges was to make this adorable little birdhouse ornament!! In real life, this thing is TINY!! It was painful futzing with the bling on the tops of the trees!!! Maybe Santa will bring me a decent pair of tweezers!! :) Anyway - here's my little project - hope you like it. I'll have more to come later...I'm sure! :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

So......whilst I was checking out the blog roll on my sidebar, I came upon Tanya's blog "Moment Captured". Now if you don't know Tanya...she is immensly talented and seeing that she had a new post, of COURSE I raced over to see what it was!!! I was flabbergasted to see that she had nominated me for the Kreative Blogger Award - thank you Tanya....How FUN...and I appreciate your kind words!!!
So, once the award has been accepted, the nominee has to do the following:
*Thank the sender for nominating you.
*Make sure you link to the person that nominated you.
*Copy the logo onto your blog.
*List 7 interesting things about yourself.
*Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
*Post links to their blog.
*Leave a comment for each letting them know of their nomination.
Okay, so this is where I tell you 7 "interesting" things about me. Hmmmmm.......okay, here goes!
1. I don't like being "under" airplanes. I don't mind flying IN them...I just hate being UNDER them as they fly overhead.
2. I always eat cake in a bowl...... with milk on top.
3. I don't make left hand turns unless there is a light or a turning lane. Yes, that means I will go out of my way to make sure I don't have any left turns along my route.
4. I don't like using wooden toothpicks....just don't like how they feel on my teeth.
5. I only wear cotton. No itchy fabrics for me.
6. My favorite band is AC/DC!! (I know....gasp*)
7. I don't like to be touched under my chin - it tickles and drives me insane!!! :)
Okay - and here are the Kreative Bloggers I've nominated:
2. Peggy - Made By Me
4. Maggi - Just Add Glitter
Check out these crafty ladies!!! You WON'T be disappointed!! :)
Thanks again Tanya...that was FUN!! :)

Some simple tags I made this weekend. These were inspired by KWerner - love her stuff!! :)

Some Magnolia images I colored on the weekend. The burgundy and green ribbons are from the December Kit "Mistletoe & Berries" at Savvy n Sassy.

Here are some cards I made this weekend in a card class held at the Sunnybrae Retreat. We used terrific tape and glitter ritz/Stampin up glitter. It was a great class. These are much prettier in real life as unfortunately it is really hard to see the effect of the glitter online!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just a couple of quick cards I made to showcase the use of stickles for the SnS blog! The Peaceful Wishes card has glittered branches. It's so pretty in real life- too bad it doesn't show up so well in the picture. Anyway, I'm off to my annual christmas retreat tomorrow, so I hope to have a lot of crafty stuff to show you after the weekend!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just wanted to share a couple of quick pictures of a shell scarf I just finished crocheting. I love crochet - it goes soooo fast. The scarf is so nice and warm. I actually just started another one - but am doing the skinny version. It's only got a couple of shells. I might make it a little longer too!! I'll be sure to share once I'm done!!! :)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Check it out.....a FREE class by Jessica Sprague!! Sign ups start November 2nd!! :) See you there!! :)

November Projects....

Here are a couple more goodies that I worked on using the November Ribbon kit at Savvy n Sassy. I just loved this ribbon went with a LOT of different papers. The layout was for my November Challenge, which is to scraplift your buddy and you can find the challenge in the forum under "Wrap It Up" if you want to come and play. The little card was made to showcase buttons, which is the Spotlight Special at Savvy n Sassy ...on until November 6th!! Grab them and one of the ribbon kits - you won't be disappointed!! :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here's this week's sketch! :) Well, today I didn't get anything done with the crop stuff, but I'm hoping to catch up during the week!!! The challenges were soooo great this time. Lots of fun stuff to do and we have until November 1st to catch up on everything!! YAHOOO!!! Hope to get lots of cards done this week too as I have lots of new images to play with thanks to my good friend Peggy who was kind enough to share with me!!
Can't wait to get back to the scrap table!! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

LP - Dare To Be Inspired - Day Two!!

Well, we've been going like mad dogs all day today!! Lots of fun challenges, games and make and takes!! This DT really rocks - not that the other DT's didn't....but this one is fabulous at coming up with NEW and exciting challenges that keep people interested!!! It's awesome!!! :) Anyway, here's a few things that I got done today. We have a full week to finish up all the projects, so there's still time to join us if you want to play!! :)
Challenge - Layout Bingo - for this challenge we had to look at a bingo card and pick 4 elements in a line to complete our layout, card, etc. I picked the fourth row down (and across) and had to include stickles, a halloween word, sewing (real or fake) and ribbon or trim of some sort. NO problem!! Here's my take - which also suffices for one of my DT items for the Savvy N Sassy November Ribbon Kit:

The next challenge was an Interview Challenge. We had to interview somebody and then complete a layout. I chose to interview Brayden right after hockey this morning. I think it will be fun to look back at this layout a few years from now.

The next challenge was a scraplift challenge. Now this is quite a common challenge in online crops but the twist was that you had to scraplift someone that had the same first initial as you!!
Here's my was fully cased from a layout by Laura-Lee.

From there I moved onto a FRIENDLY challenge - which required us to use a few specific items on our layouts and scrap about friends. For this one - we had to use the color red, some brads or eyelets, some bling and some ribbon or trim. This was a picture that was taken at our Annual Salmon Arm retreat and the theme this year was western with the title being "BUDS & SPUDS" There were tons of fun prizes and contests and we had such a blast - This is the fourth year in a row and hopefully we're still doing this for many years to come! :) What a HOOT!!!

Then I moved on to a little make and take. This one used one 12x12 sheet of paper to make the cute little mini album!! It went quite quickly actually - I was surprised. I inked and did some stitching on this one!! :)

I also had a chance to do up a few more items, but they will have to wait until the end of the month as they are project specific for my DT responsibilities!! :)
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you found something to inspire you!! :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dare to Be Inspired!!

Well, that's the name of the game this weekend over at LP!! Yep, it's ON!!! C'mon over and join the fun!! The DT is putting on a GREAT show (as usual) and the layouts and "spirits" are flying!!
Here's a couple layouts I've done so far. The first was an early bird sketch challenge.

The second layout was for a Color Challenge and the challenge was to use Fall Colors. I just love this Gypsy Line from Bo Bunny and new it would work perfectly. The layout was inspired by J. Sandvoss. I just love what she did with this line!! :) Anyway, if you have some time - stop by and have some fun!! We'll be going all weekend!! :)

October Challenge at The Stamp Shoppe....

Okay - so October's challenge at the Stamp Shoppe is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so the blog challenge is to create a PINK card (the more pink the better).

Here's my take on it....the pic is a little dark but it has been raining here for alas, it's the best I can do!!
Oh...and in case you're interested, Heidi just announced a DT call for The Stamp Shoppe so if that's up your alley, be sure to enter!! :) You have until the 15th of November! Lots of time...!!
Also...just to give credit...this card was inspired by C. Rosa!! I just LOVE her work!! :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Here's this weeks Creative Scrapper's sketch!! Man I am sooooo far behind this month!! Good thing I have a crop coming up next weekend at LP!! :)
Hopefully I'll find a little time to play during the week too!!! I have some fabulous new Magnolia stamps that are just begging to be taken out of the wrapping!!! :) Still waiting on my order from Ellen too!!!
Hopefully the people in customs aren't holding that one for too long!!! It shipped on the 6th, so I'm getting a wee bit nervous!! :(

Friday, October 16, 2009

Stamp Paper Glue

Yep, a BRAND SPANKING NEW ONLINE STORE!!! Whoooooohoooooo!!!! My good friend Peggy has decided to take the plunge and open her very own ONLINE store!!! Yahooooooo!!!! ...and the best part is...she's only blocks from my house which means NO SHIPPING FOR ME!!!! Yippie!!!! I'm soooo freakin' excited for her. There's a link in my side bar, but you can also click here: to check it out. Keep checking back as a little birdie (okay, Peggy) told me that she has more boxes arriving daily!!! I've already placed my first order!!! Whahoooooooo!!! :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Here's this week's sketch from Creative Scrappers. I still haven't done last week's sketch so I'll be busy this week!! :) Happy Scrappin!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009 how happy does THIS picture make me????? BLISSFULLY happy!!! What are they some might ask??? Bamboo knitting needles....yes, in all sizes!!!! I am thrilled. Can you just see all the socks, mittens, scarves I'm going to knit with these babies?!!! PURE BLISS!!!! :)