Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another Day, Another Card

Here is a card I made for the following challenges
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #82 - Say it with Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - All White

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back at it again.

We are home from our trip and had a fabulous time.  Finally had a chance to spend time papercrafting.  Here is the birthday card I made for a good friends birthday that is coming up.  I am entering it in the following challenges
Deconstructed Sketch 13

Bearly Mine Challenge - Charm the spots of you
Card Making Mamas - Birthday

Monday, July 11, 2011

Can't Wait

I am so excited two of my favourite stamp companies, Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks are working together to release a collection of coordinating Victorian and Steampunk images.  Check out their BLOG for some sneak peeks and a freebie.

Thankfully the release is the day before we leave so I will have a chance to check it out before we hit the road.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Playing Catch Up

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last post.  I thougt I would have had more time when school let out to keep up with my blog but I have been even busier then usual.  Here are a couple of things I created over the last little while, although I haven't had much creative time lately.  These are two canvas' I worked on when Bailey and I got together with Tali and her daughters to have a little fun.  The first one is finished the second isn't, I am not sure what I am going to add to it yet. 

We are getting ready to head out East, visiting Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia along the way.  Here is a smash book/travel journal I made for myself to use.  (I posted pics of the kids journals a few months back)  I used a bunch of pattern paper I've had around for awhile, making some pages into pocket pages and I added some journalling cards here and there.  I like how it turned out, I am just keeping my eye out for some smaller rings as the ones I have used are too big.

The past few days we spent camping at Inverhuron Provincial Park ( a trial run before the big trip), we had great weather and a great time.

I am taking my laptop along with me on our trip but I am not sure how good the internet access will be at our campsites but I will try and get a couple of posts put up during our trip.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Tiddly Inks Card and Some Garden Pics

After seeing how nicely Tracy over at Tracys Treasures coloured in her image of Alice with her Stampin Up markers I had to get mine out and give it a try.  I must admit I still prefer my Prisma's.  Here is the card I created and I am entering it in the Single Layer Challenge over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog

Mulch Update

The front gardens are completely done and the backyard is about half way there.  Here are pics of our front gardens.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


My weekend is all about organizing.  I have been working on organizing all my genealogy files on my computer, this includes hundreds of pictures and files.  So far so good.  Everthing is organized under the four main surnames and then I just need to go in and organize each of those files now.  All my paper files and printed pictures are organized.  Soon it will be time to start scrapping my family history albums.

I worked in my garden this morning weeding, edging and organizing plants, getting the beds ready for the mulch that will arrive on Monday.  So far the front yard garden beds (4 in total) are 100% ready.  One of the garden beds in the backyard is ready but the smaller memory garden and the huge garden bed in the back still need a lot of work before they will be ready.  I will post pictures when everything is done. 

We are also getting ready to have a garage sale next Saturday weather permitting of course.  So there are organized piles of stuff ready to go all over my house.

I have been working on organizing my Pinterest boards (my newest addiction) My Boards Here  I love flipping through all the inspiration and I have just finised pinning all my favourite cards from my google reader.  Next I want to pin my fave layouts.

Finally I would really like to make an index of all my stamps and after watching This Video I think I now have a plan in mind.  I will share once I am finished.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Stamps Arrived and Mo's Challenge

The stamps I posted on May 2nd about winning during Mo and Zoe's Carnival Blog Hop finished arriving this week and it didn't take me long to start playing with them, they are great.
Here is what I won.

I made these two cards using the sketch from Mo's Challenge Blog

I am entering Challenge 85 at Mo's Challenge Blog and the image I used is the Cotton Candy image from Mo's Digital Pencil  The rest of the stamps I used on both my cards are from my winnings mentioned aboved and everything is coloured with my Prisma pencils and I used the Copic clear spica pen to add the sparkle to the cotton candy.  The paper is Graphic 45 Le Cirque.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Couple of Challenge Cards

Here is the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day.  He is a big Elvis fan and has a motorbike so I thought this image was perfect for him.
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Challenge Blog - Father's Day/ Male Card challenge

Here is another card I made with one of my favourite digital stamps from Tiddly Inks and I am entering it in the following challenges.
Stamp Something - June Digi Day Challenge
Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - Challenge #52 Darling Diva
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Your Favourite Stamp
Sketch Saturday - Week #157

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another Card

I used my Prismacolor pencils to color this Elisabeth Bell image - A Tasty Read.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
Pixie Cottage Challenge #71 - Sketch and Here Comes The Sun

BnW Challenge Blog - Anythig Goes
Make it Colourful - Yellow and Purple

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sketchy Colors: Sketch #71

I created this card for a challenge at Sketchy Colors - #71

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A few more projects

Here is a travel journal I made for my daughter Bailey to use when we go down east this summer.

The images are from Tiddly Inks (my new favourite place to get digi images) and I coloured them with my prisma colour pencils.

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog - weekly challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

I won this Belles n' Whistles image; A Pen Friend in one of their challenges a few weeks ago, isn't she cute.  I coloured her using my Prisma Color Pencils and I am entering this card in the following challenge
Sketch Saturday - Week 155

And here is a card I made just because.  Another Tiddly Inks image coloured with my Prismas

Saturday, May 14, 2011

It's Been Awhile

I know it's been awhile since I have posted anything that's partly because I haven't had much time to work on anything and I haven't had much time to put together a blog post.  I had the chance to get some layouts done today when I wasn't cleaning the house.  Unfortunately the pictures aren't the greatest because it's a pretty dreary day outside and the forecast says it will be like this for awhile so I didn't want to wait to take the pictures. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

I Won!!!

I know it's been awhile since I have posted, I haven't really been crafting lately BUT I won one of the Grand Prizes from the Mo & Zoe Carnival Blog Hop

I am so excited!!! This is the prize I will be recieving

Jenn Stewart
Congratulations Jenn!
You have won a collection of Rubber stamps from
our fabulous sponsor ‘Stamping Bella
and Make it Crafty

I look forward to playing with them when they arrive.