Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas to all!

Well, this will be my last post until after Christmas. Time to now focus on the food, drinks and family. It's a busy time for all of us. I FINALLY finished my baking (which took me forever because my DH and darling teens kept eating everything before I had a chance to freeze it!) Good to know they taste good!
We are spending Christmas with my in-laws (yes, I am looking forward to it!) and there will be a little toddler running around our house! I can't wait!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Delightful Sketch #13

Okay, so I said I was done with my Christmas cards but when I saw the Delightful Sketch from I just had to use this digi stamp one last time! I'm not sure if I like this card. It has not grown on me and I am not certain that it will. I like the sketch though. For this card I used the digi stamp "Emma the hugger" from I colored with water pencils (remember, my new little toy). I used liquid applique with dazzling diamonds for the snow, flocking for the snowman and smooch moonlight ink on the coat.
I promise..I am now done my Christmas cards for 2009!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

MoJo 116

Nothing like waiting until the last minute! Besides freezing I have been baking up a storm. Attempting to get it all done PRIOR to Christmas and not AFTER! It was during my cookie baking when it dawned on me that I still had to upload my Mojo card! it is. I was going to do Christmas but in my previous post I said I was done and if I began again...I would probably keep going attempting to get next years cards done! Besides, with this cold weather, I needed to bring a little "sunshine" into my life.
I used the SU stamp Bloomin Beautiful. Cut the white out with the coluzzle and the purple with my Nesties.  I used the cuttlebug, watercolor pencils and a miscellaneous flower punch. I try to stay away from ribbon because I mail most of my cards and it always cost more to mail because it is bulky! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I did it! I did it! I finally finished all of my Christmas cards. This is the last of them. Isn't he darling?! I so love this stamp and the sentiment "A Merry Little Wish......."for lots of Christmas joy!" I stamped him with brown Stazon and colored with my water pencils. ( A few weeks ago SMOOCH was my new I'm back to water pencils!) I haven't had much luck coloring with water markers. Oh...I still do occassionally, but I prefer my pencils and chalks. I then used Zig 2-way glue and red and crystal white glitter for the hat and pompom. I wish I had brown flock so I could have done his body, but he looks fine with the water coloring. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mojo Monday 115

When I saw Monday's Challenge I knew I could do it without too much trouble! I love the sketch! I used my favorite snowflake stamp from Judi Kins that I bought about three years ago at my favorite LSS along with the sentiment.  I stamped in versamark and embossed in gold. I then covered the whole snowflake circle with versamark and embossed with Irridescent Ice to give some "sparkle". The DP is from Creative Memories and card stock from SU - purely pomegranate. Thanks for looking!

Keep your head up! you are probably aware...the Riders lost! I didn't watch the game but I heard all about it. My DH and DS are die hard fans and filled me in. Plus it has been all over the news, with the hi-lights since Sunday! I love the card Nancy posted after the game! Go take a peek Instead of watching the game, my DD, her teenage friend and I went to see New Moon. If you haven't seen it yet you have to go. It is a great movie. Much more exciting than the first one. I had to laugh at the teenage comments after the movie. Who was their favorite? Jake or Edward? Hmmm...... I'm glad we waited for a week though to see the movie because there was no line up and the theatre was somewhat QUIET! If you read the book and haven't seen the movie you must go. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


The game is about to start. My DH is a die hard Riders fan. He was up early this morning and made his famous Chili. A man in the kitchen is well.....let's just say I was called quite a few times to "help" just a little. lol! A hurricane hit the kitchen (hehe) so I left to do my paper crafting. When I went back to the was spotless! My DS has his Saskatchewan flag, the TV is blaring (we have a home theatre). All to all you Rider fans...GO RIDERS GO!

Digital Delights sketch #12

I don't know how many of you are into digi stamping. I was introduced to it not so long ago by googling digi stamps and WOW! Awesome! There is a forum on SCS about it and some are for it, others against it. But me....I love em! I love that I can dig out by water pencils and color away. For whatever reason I have a heck of a time water coloring with markers, so stick with the pencils. I have no problems whatsoever with the ink smearing. I print them out, let sit for 24 hours, or if I'm really anxious to use them right way I heat with the heat gun and paint away! Oh, don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the rubber stamping but now I can do both and mix them together. Thank you to all the wonderful artists out there for sharing your work.
I did this card for the Delightful Sketch #12 over at . This is a digi stamp I bought called "Holly Jolly Bonnie" and the sentiment as well.  I colored her with my water pencils, used smooch ink on the holly's and dazzling diamonds on the trim of her coat. The DP is from SU (retired) and CTMH textured cardstock. I used the cuttlebug with the textile folder (I don't know why, but I try to stay away from ribbon as much as possible!) Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

MoJo 114

Off  to work but thought I could sneek this in before I left. Here's my take for this weeks MoJo Monday Challenge. It is hard to see in the scan but I covered the sentiment with versamark and embossed with Irridescent embossing powder. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 16, 2009

MOJO 113

Wow! It's been awhile. As neurotic as I was with the H1N1 (you know, the santizing hands, cough in arm, etc) I ended up getting it! And boy...did it throw me off my feet. I was sick  with a fever, body aches, headache and cough. It's been over a week and I am still feeling the effects of it. Went back to work on Friday and I should have stayed home and in bed cause that's where I wanted to be. I'm moving kinda slow still and hope I start to feel like my ole self again soon! I did however manage to do the Mojo Monday Challenge. I love this Moose from Digital Delights .I colored him with SU chalks, used SU retired DP,  River Rock paper and ink cuttlebug and nesties. And for the BLING! I added Dazzling Diamonds on the scarf and pompom! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Another page I did at my monthly scrapbook club. I love this club! Getting together with the ladies once a month, scrapping (hehe), and trying out all the Stampin Up products! I think I have enough stamps to last for, well, until the new catty comes out! lol. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

MOJO 109

Wow, what a week. My son went in for surgery, daughter was ill and the school was missing 35% of their students! The flu season is here and  many are wondering if they will get the H1N1 flu shot. I too was wondering if I should or not. Then a good friend got the H1N1 and I immediately decided to get it.The poor guy was deathly ill, ached all over, ran a fever for four days was in extreme pain and discomfort. It took over a week to finally feel "somewhat" better.
Nonetheless....I managed to make a card for the Mojo Monday Challenge.

I used the same stamp set as I did in Mojo 108. I love this set. It is sooooooo adorable! I colored it with Tombow markers. The snowmen were colored with Smooch moonlight ink. These are my favorite toys right now. I can't seem to get enough of them! I used my versamark pen to cover over them then used the paint. A trick I learned from Scrap & Stamp magazine.  I cuttled the background and "popped" the picture and sentiment. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 16, 2009

MOJO 108

Only in Alberta would we have weather in the +'s and wake up the next morning and were at -20! What the heck! Today I did the Mojo Monday Challenge (although it is well past Monday!) I love this stamp set by Impression Obsession.

I used CTMH and SU cardstock along with some misc dp I had laying around.  The hat and scarf were colored using Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks.  I used Crystal Snow ultra fine glitter (Stampendous) on the snowbank and snow white flock on the snowballs. Thanks for looking!

 I "popped" out the snowmen and used stickles to add some shine!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MOJO 107

When I woke up this morning I was hoping, just hoping the weatherman would for once {lol:)} be wrong in his weather forecast. He wasn't. It was cold and I had to turn on the heat! This afternoon there was a e blizzard and I thought of my daughter driving. (she's a new driver) 10 minutes later the sun was shining! Only in Alberta.

Here is my take on MOJO107. This is my first attempt at the challenges and I hope to partake in a few. You will find her blog at

I used Chocolate Chip cardstock and Groovy Guava dp. The stamp is from Stampin Up. I stamped it on dp, cut out the flowers and glued them on with mini glue dots. I then used Crystal Effects on the flowers to give them some shine. I used Gina K's idea with the scallop nestability and sponged it with Groovy Guava ink prior to taking off the die, giving it layered effect. Unfortunately, I forgot to attach the brads BEFORE I glued it to the cardstock so I punched some out using a hole punch and crystal effects. I know, I know... I am a little off on keeping them straight! But I tried. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Punches, punches, punches!

Here is a card I CASED over at for the Star of the Week Challenge. Thanks to Donnalee, (whose card I CASED) I had so much fun digging out my punches and creating cards. I made up a few but this was my favorite.
I used miscellaneous paper and cuttled it with the argyle folder. The dress and purse were made using the following punches from Stampin Up: heart, word window, round tab, large and small oval. I cut out rectangles for the skirt of the dress as well as the flower, embellished with mini pearls. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Some more pages I did at my scrapbook club, two of my favorite pages.

Oh by the daughter's gel nails are off!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Nails!

My daughter, a constant nail biter, got some "gel" nails. Hmm...wonder how long they will last!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MOJO 106

My first attempt at Mojo Monday Challenges. I really, really struggled with this. I have a real problem with matching designer papers. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Scrappin Away!

Items Used:

*Cardstock: Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Blue Bayou; DP

*Ink: Chocolate Chip

*Tools: CM Tag punch, scallop punch

*Embellishments: buttons, twine, brads

Items Used:

*Cardstock: Stampin Up! Old Olive, Bashful Blue;Whisper White

*Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue

*Stamps: Close as a Memory (SU)

*Tools: scallop circle, coluzzle

Winters in the air winter almost here? Did I really say that?

Items used:
*Cardstock Stampin Up!: Blue Bayou, Creamy Carmel, Whisper White
*Ink: Pacific Blue, Creamy Carmel
*Tools: CM Snowflake punch, CM Tag punch; tombow markers
*Stamps: CTMH All Decked Out; SU Snow Swirled; misc alpha stamps
*Embellisments: dazzling diamonds

Items used:
*Cardstock Stampin Up!: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Designer Paper
*Ink: Real Red
*Tools: Circut, Big Shot
*Stamps: Three Punches (SU)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I made these a few days ago. Ugh...I couldn't get the lighting right! How would you know they are double pages! I made them at my monthly scrapbook club. I don't know what designer paper we used but I love it. If you know...please share. Thanks for looking.

25th Anniversary

I cased this card and for the life of me I can not remember from whom. If it is yours, please let me know so I may give credit where credit is due. I loved the look of the card and changed it just a bit. I used one of my favorite SU sets "In Full Bloom." The sentiment is from CTMH. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tri Fold

A co-worker needed a wedding card in a hurry so I attempted my first tri-fold card (did I say she was in a hurry???) I liked how it turned out and so did the happy couple!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lovely as a Tree

Sympathy card for a friend. I embossed the tree with brown and copper. Sympathy stamp (Paper Inspirations) was stamped and embossed with copper ep. Thanks for looking!