September 28, 2011

Girls Can't what??

I made this card for a girlfriend and now that I know she has it,I can now show you.She is a big fan of Steampunk,so when I saw this Kenny K image.I knew it was perfect.

This image took me forever to color.Well because I accidentally made it so large.After starting to color,it was then that I decided to just go for the top portion of the I then surounded the image with the Gears Spellbinders. That fabulous sentiment is from Graphicat Designs.The papers are from Graphic 45 Steampunk collection.
Here's some close ups....Oh and I added some glitter from Stampendous.

I cut out some more smaller gears out of grungeboard.I used distress stain(vintage photo)and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls mists(bronze).

I'm entering this card into a couple of challenges
Paper Sundaes-Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.....

September 27, 2011

Girly Time....

Today over at Scrap-Creations it's all about the girls!!
This week, we are being sponsored by the Digi Garden, and they are offering the winner of this weeks challenge a GC to their store.
This weeks challenge is "It's a girl thing". We want to see your girly cards.
So much fun,you get to play with those girly colors and embellies!
                                                                  Here's what I played with...
The sentiment is from Tickled Pink Stamps.

Hope you likey ! ! Can't wait to see what you come up with !

It's dinner time at High Hopes.....

Today at High Hopes Blog ,We are showcasing some ideas for around the house.I made a table setting that's great for winter.All my images are from the new release.I went with your non typical colors browns and blues.....
Here is a close up of the sour cream container that can be filled with candies or treats for your guests.I used the mitten border and some coredinations cardstock embossed with a snowflake folder.

Next up is the place card,I used the snowflake border again for the background.

This is the front of the that snowman!!

Inside of the menu,I meant to print out a sample menu on some vellum to
place over
the snowman image.

And finally this is the napkin ring.I actually didn't use the entire image .Less coloring to do if you have a lot of 
So that's my quick and easy place setting that can be used over and over.You must pop over to Karen's blog,she has made an outstanding table setting for fall... Do check out High Hopes blog for some more fabulous ideas from the rest of the DT !  !

September 21, 2011

It's here ! ! ! Release day at High Hopes

It's here..the final day of Sneak peeks.You get to go shopping.But before you do that ..why not do some hopping first.You can see more images and maybe even win some prizes.Now doesn't that sound fabulous?
There is blog candy along the way - but you won't know where!
To enter the candy, you must leave a comment on the correct blog!
The blog hop will end on Saturday at Midnight EST.
After then, you will not be entered into the candy.
So if you've come from Sirpa then your right on track.If you came from here and want to start from the begining then go to Jeanne's.

Today I'm showing you this cute little mouse..I used Bo BUnny papers,I believe Father Christmas.I didn't cover up too much of it because I kinda wanted to encorporate it into my card.
SO off you go to Karen's.

September 20, 2011

Day 2 Sneak Peek..

Yeah Day 2 of High Hopes Sneak Peeks...I am showcasing this adorable snowman.I am actually quite fond of this fella.I went for a completley different look for a Xmas cards.I thought I would play with these colors.I love the yellows,browns,and blues.

The paper is from MME called "Sunshine" It's kinda vintage eh? I couldn't help myself and add this cute chipboard lamp post from Twiddlybits.They are at Creative Accents right now.Go and get em' quick cause they may not
Here's a closeup of the lamp post.I used Vintage photo distress stains and distress ink as well.Then I took  Sunflower Perfect pearls mist and gave it a spray.
So don't forget to check out the rest of the team's peeks...
thanks for stopping by...

It's here ! ! ! Graphicat Designs

Well the Crafty Catz have been VERY anxious to share this news with you.
        Graphicat Designs has gone rubber and clear.That's right ,the stamps are available right now !  ! But that's not all...there is sooo much more to the store...

The Only Canadian retailer for Tickled Pink Stamps and Simply Betty Stamps
The Only Canadian retailer of Glo Skulls (with soon to come exclusive designs)
The Most Fun, Sarcastic and Snarky sentiments available ANYWHERE : )
Offering Flat Rate shipping
User friendly, and be an easy to navigate website
offering lots "more to come" SOON!!!

And what's a Grand Opening with out a hop....So if you'd like to start from the top Check out Cheri's blog here.
But if you came from Gloria's then your right on track. And I should mention prizes eh? ?
So be sure to follow and comment ! !

There will be a prize of 3 digi's given from each designer participating in the hop.
Grand prize drawing from all hop participants for a $25 Gift Certificate to the store.
FREE SHIPPING on all orders for the next week (until Sept 26th.) 
So onto my cards.I am showcasing you images from the Teen stamp set.The image is from The Paper Shelter.She is just too cute for these sentiments.

Close ups of the sentiments available from Graphicat Designs.

My next card features Tickled Pink's image 50's Lilith.I also used the skulls and sentiment from Graphicat Designs.I also did some close ups of those. 

OK so I won't babble anymore...You have some hopping to do.
Please go and check out Chris's blog next.And if your feeling inspired please join the Catz in our Sketch challenge .It's ANYTHING GOES ! ! Pick a sketch and play away ! !

September 19, 2011

Anything Goes at Scrap-Creations ! !

Today at Scrap-Creations ,we have a great challenge for you.
We are being sponsored this week by Digi Doodles.

I am using Louis Chasing butterflies.I made a tag with it,my daughter snagged it as soon as I was done making it.It's a bookmark now.LOL.
Hope you like ,thanks for stopping by.I would chat some more but I'm so busy.You will see lots over the next few days for ya!!

High Hopes Stamps Sneak Peek Day one...

Well the moment you have been waiting for ...Our first day of Sneak Peeks at High Hopes.
Oh and our new Challenge......
 Let's see all those holiday themed card or projects.
The team has been lucky enough to play and showcase to you the new stamps that will be available Thusday October 24th for purchase.
Isn't this the cutest snowman. He was fun to color up.Now you may have noticed that I did not use any Xmas paper.See how much fun you can have using non themed paper and it still works. Give it a try...

I wanted to show you aclose up of the Maya road chipboard snowflakes that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist Chalkboard.It's like paint and glimmer all in one spray!!Those who know me,I love an easy way out ! ! LOL

Don't forget to hop on over to High Hopes Blog and check out the rest of the team's creations for more sneak peeks.We will be continuing our peeking tomorrow as well.So see ya then....

Winner....CYP Blog Hop

Thank everyone for joining the blog hop for Craft Your Passion.Also thank you for stopping by to see me.I know you want me to get to the good stuff...........Who`s the winner ...So  Congratulations to ...                                                                 By Random Org..
                                                                    Number 15

                                                                Karen C
                        Please mail me your snail mail addy and I'll get your package out to you.
                             (please put CYP Blog candy in the subject line)


September 16, 2011

Craft Your Passion Hop

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges VERY FIRST "Anything Goes" Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about all the changes our blog has gone through in the last couple of months and wanted to throw a party. What better way to do that, than to have a BLOG HOP!!!

If you have hopped over from Jamie, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.
All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment. Once you have finished the hop we would like you to create a project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.

While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's  & I have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!
Here's my cards....Using Mo Manning and Rick's Goodies

My Blog candy that I am offering,all you have to do is follow my blog(if you aren't already)and enter your name into the linky gadget at the bottom of this post.
You will recieve 3 NEW My Mind's Eye 6x6 Paper Pads. SUNSHINE,ROSY, & BLUSH.
Next stop by Emma's blog, to see what she has in store for you today.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Anything Goes" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST September 21 to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, September 26th Challenge post.

Thank you all for hopping with us today and don't forget to "like" Craft Your Passion Challenges on facebook and join in our September Facebook Fan of the Month Challenge under the "discussions" tab!!

September 15, 2011

EXTRA ! EXTRA ! Read All about it....

Boy  I hope your ready for the next week.This blog is gonna be very busy.I have some more news for you.A new release for High Hopes.Yep, that's right...we are having a new release next week!
We have some fun Winter and Christmas designs to help you beat the heat left over from Summer!

The sneak peeks with full design projects will begin next Tuesday September 20th with our next challenge.
There will be more peeks on Wednesday, Sept 21st.
Followed by a Blog Hop and release on Thursday, Sept 22nd.

However, beginning tomorrow, you can have a tiny peek at one of the designs :-)
These peeks will continue though Monday.

Do you want some of the new stamps?

Then we would love you to help us spread the news about our blog hop and release.

To be entered into the draw:

1. Grab our blinkie from this post or the High Hopes sidebar and place on your blog.
2. Tell your friends about the news, blog hop and release on September 22nd.
3. Become a follower of this blog or our Facebook Page if you aren't already ;-) You don't want to miss out on the fun and there will be tons of prizes along the blog hop!!!
4. Leave a comment on the High Hopes post with a link to your blog post sharing our news.
The contest ends 8pm EST (Midnight GMT - London) on Saturday, September 24th!!
In the meantime here's a card I made using these cute little crows.It is an older image but so adorable.The papers are from Bo Bunny Forever Fall.

Hope you like a little fall before you see some new Christmas stuff.
Be back with some little teasers for ya...


September 14, 2011


Oops I sooo behind schedule.I took a bit of time off and trying to get back into the swing of things.This week's challenge at Scrap-Creations is "Unique Folds"
We are challenging you to make a card using some fabulous folds.
This week we are  sponsored by the fabulous Di's Digis.

Thanks for stopping by,I'll be back tomorrow with another late post....

September 13, 2011

It's coming.............

                               .....Very soon.It's really hard to contain our excitement around here.
Graphicat Designs is having a Grand Opening.You can look forward to
Rubber and Clear Stamps From your favorite companies
Copic Papers
6x6 paper
And so much much more! ! ! !
So please join us for some fabulous DT creations,Guest DT's and prizes !

September 06, 2011

Some fun cards...

Well The first day of school has happened.It was a weird feeling seeing them head off  but mind you ,a good one! I can't believe my oldest is graduating this middle is in Grade 10 and the youngest is in grade 3 already.Where does the time obviously passes me while I'm in my craft room.LOL
So anyhow I wanted to show you some cards I made awhile ago but forgot to post.It's kinda nice to have something to post when you don't have anything else

This first card is a Whipper Snapper image as is the sentiment.The second card is a Kraftin`Kimmie Image.If you like what you see,you can find these cards and stamps at Creative Accents.

Thanks for stopping by.I am working on some more projects,I just took some time off to spend with the kids before they went back to school.Now they`re back I can get BUSY ! !