Monday, November 30, 2009

Got my fingers in the Sugar Bowl again

Happy Monday!
I have really enjoyed my day, I got roses from my DH for our 7 year anniversary, and we spent the day shopping and holding hands.
Here is my creation using Marlene's Sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. I added ric-rak ribbon and stitched some panels for the zigzag requirement. I just had to use my Sugar Nellie Manga stamps because these guys are simply too cute!

Practical Scrappers is asking us to submit our Christmas Cards this week. Head over and show em what you got ladies!

Have a great evening!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

DoodleFactory Birthday Invitations

My youngest is at ballet/tap class, and my eldest is here with me playing games on the computer until it is time to go to her tap class. I of course am sitting on the computer next to her posting last nights work. I made 8 birthday invitations for her 5th birthday party coming up in December. It is a princess/knight party at A Gym's Tale so I made the invitations to go along with the theme. This took me about 4 hours, but worth it of course. I keep one for her so that she has one in her memory box.
We are going to make picture frames to match, and then gift the guests with them after the party, putting in a group photo of them all dressed up. We have little princess/knights to give out as well, I will be sure to post the frames, once completed.
Have a great Saturday,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Everyone is Getting Stitchy this week!

What would this week be without me using one of Whiff of Joys Winter Willows for challenge #57! Is she not the cutest, I just love these girls. Not only is the Pixie Cottage getting stitchy, so is Practical Scrappers. Be sure to check out both sites, and submit your stitched projects, be it thread or faux!

I got this pattern from, this was a free pattern and it is such a wonderful site, oh the possibilities.

Happy Krafting everyone,
P.S. WOJ is offering up a wonderful little stamp as candy, drop in and enter.

Getting Stitchy with The Pixie Cottage

I am so excited today because I get to let you guys know that Michelle has asked me to be a guest designer for The Pixie Cottage. Througout the month of December I will get to participate behind the scenes with a wonderful bunch of woman who love using their Pixie Cottage stamps as much as I do.

This weeks challenge is to "Get Stitchy". I love to sew on paper, but I wanted to add a little something to it, so I took my Bazzill Basics cardstock and stitched it with ribbon. I then added a tiny fabric patch to this cuddly cute bear, and finished it by stitching his feet with ebroidery floss. I did two takes on this one, which do you prefer?

Please drop in on this weeks challenge and participate, simply click on the link above, or on the one on my sidebar, and it will take you there. We would love to see you all getting stitchy with us!


P.S. Michelle is hosting a card auction on ebay, and all the proceeds go to Toys for Tots. The picture on my sidebar will take you there, please make a bid, the children will be the ones to benefit, and you will get 22 wonderful cards in a fabulous box.

Monday, November 23, 2009

One more Christmas Card added to the pile

Hope you are all crafting and having fun. This card was started last night using the CPS Sketch 143, my plan was to incorporate paper tearing (using my art deckle ruler) that was suggested this week over at Frosted Designs. I had no idea what to put in the middle until Club Anya asked us to Give them the chills. Did any of that make sense to you? LOL If you click on all the links above, you can see what each site would like to see from you this week.

I don't know how much more I will get done this week. I created a card for my Mother's Stampin Up workshop on Wednesday (which I will post tomorrow), and then I have to start on my daughter's birthday invitations. Not to mention spend some time with my husband! Can anyone relate?

I hope your week has started out well,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another lucky winner........

The lucky winner is

Rosalee has left a new comment on your post "November 2009 Blog Candy":

Oh Wow. I would so love to win Willow. Thanks you so much for the chance. I just emailed a couple of friends about your candy And I'm hoping that they will stop by.
XXX Rosalee

Posted by Rosalee to Random Acts of Krafting at November 21, 2009 10:27 AM

This is one of my favorite stamps, and I don't even have her, so I hope you enjoy her. Please send me your address via email to no later than November 28th, 2009.


Whiff of Joy Challenge #56


Here is my take of the WOJ challenge #56, which was a sketch challenge. I love the Winter 2009 stamps, Elisabeth Bell is one of the most talented ladies. Hop on over and try your hand at their challenges, they are so much fun.

We were up late last night as teenagers decided to kick our door loudly at 10pm. We are feeling rather upset today about this, lack of respect etc. On a more positive note, I was nominated Top Three over at Practical Scrappers this weekend, and my friend Sheena brought me my new Doodlefactory stamps. Silver linings...........

I will be pulling the winner of the Whiff of Joy candy tonight, good luck to all of you, and thank you for leaving me comments and such throughout my blog.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 2009 Blog Candy

This candy will remain on top until November 21st, 2009. The winner will be announced Sunday November 22cd. Please scroll down for new posts.

Brr it is cold and wet outside today, Willow has the right idea, a nice cup of hot chocolate would hit the spot right about now. The wonderful ladies over at Whiff of Joy have gifted me with this wonderful image of Willow, and I have added a few goodies to go along with her.

Elisabeth Bell is one of my favorite artists, you can see many of her images on my blog. Be sure to look through the Whiff of Joy catalogue, there is so much to tempt you. Not to mention Katharina Frei's blog, the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog and now the Whiff of Joy Inspirations and Tutorial Blog. These girls do keep busy!

Simply leave me a comment if you wish to win Willow, and let others now about the candy. You can become a follower if you wish, but that is totally up to you.

Have a great day,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cherish those we love

It is voting time. Practical Scrappers is looking for a guest designer, and if you like my watering can, please vote for it, otherwise be honest and vote for the project you like best. Please visit and cast your vote by clicking HERE.

Hello, I hope everyone is having a happy Friday!

Here is something I finished last night. I made the watering can from this tutorial over at Splitcoastampers. It is so versatile, it could even be used as a baby shower gift, simply by changing the design paper.
Whiff of Joy's challenge this week was to use the colours orange, brown and ivory. I LOVE this colour combo. It is funny how tastes change because I certainly did not like brown when I was younger.

I am being reminded lately that I am surrounded by really great people, so I added the word Cherish to one of the leaves. It is so nice to finish something and be proud of it. That does not always happen in my case, being my own worst critic. But I have to say I am in love with this little watering can.

Have a great evening and don't forget to cherish those around you, life is simply too short.

P.S. Practical Scrappers is looking for your favorite fall themed project. Be sure to drop in and post yours!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Acrylic Paints on CPS142

Happy Friday,

I was playing around last night with CPS sketch #142. I used my metallic acrylic paint to add a bit of a shimmer to my card. Practical Scrappers is responsible for this! I would never have thought to use it on my cards, they are very good at getting me to use various supplies around my craft room.
I recently participated in a virtual convention on and won some MFT digital stamps. This is one of them. They are pretty cute, and very different than any other stamps I have. Thank you MFT, I am enjoying the digital stamp adventure.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Create a Scene

I made a similar card last month, but this time I reversed the DP, and used CPS Sketch #17. (this sketch included a vertical stripe down the left side) I love this paper, and just had to use it again, same goes for the images. Just having too much fun I suppose.

Happy Wednesday,

Keeping is simple with a touch of shimmer

What a great day to post my creation for The Pixie Cottage's third challenge. They provided the sketch, I started crafting. It is so hard to get bling to show in a picture, but as you see I was able to get this delicious DP to shimmer for you. Of course I had to dress Miss South End girl up in a pretty party dress too!

I enjoy how clean this looks, I was going to stitch on it, but stopped myself. Sometimes a little goes a long way. This would probably fit into the bling challenge over at Frosted Designs as well.

I volunteered today at Jayme's pre-school. I got to help little people create art, dance and sing. After a rough day yesterday with my two girls fighting and not listening, and scratching the car, I needed the sunshine, and the fun time.
Hugs to you all,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

All that glitters........

Taking out an older CPS sketch I put this card together. Frosted Designs has a bling it on challenge, so I incorporated glitter and rhinestones together, topping it off with the sentiment "you sparkle". I have been waiting to use this paper since I got it with a magazine this summer. It is my sad attempt to hold on to the lazy hazy days of Summer, when strawberries and cherries were in abundance. Sigh...........

Have a great Sunday,

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Fingers in The Sugar Bowl

This sketch was from Judy over at The Sugar Bowl. This weeks challenge was to use the sketch and to incorporate "Thankfulness" into your card. I used my Sugar Nellie Mistletoe stamp to do this, but I cut out the mistletoe, making it seem like they are simply hugging because they are thankful for one another.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the fall I decided to use my Stampin Up fall design paper. The sketch was rather busy, so I kept my colours to a minimum as I wanted the characters to stand out. Did it work? I would love to hear what you think.

Have a great Saturday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Card auction for Toys for Tots


Michelle is hosting an ebay charity auction at the end of November. If you are willing to donate a holiday themed card (approx. 5.25x4.25 or smaller) contact her at for her address. The proceeds will be going to Toys for Tots. What a great way to help bring happiness into a young child's heart.

I used PWCO #8 sketch for this as I also used one of their stamps. What a darling image, and so much fun to colour.

Have a great evening,


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cuddly Cute Pixie Cottage Stamp

Well, this was supposed to be for Michelle's card auction to help raise money for Toys for Tots. However it is supposed to be a holiday card! So I am off to the craft room to get this right! If you have a card laying about, why not send it in. You will be making a little boy or girl very happy, and that is always a nice thing.

Good night,


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Card Request

Hello Ladies,

I was asked to make a card for someone having a baby boy. You have heard me say that this is always difficult for me as my stamp collection has very little "serious" baby stamps. But look here, I found some baby boy DP in my stash and some rub-ons. I think it turned out well, and since I have girls, it was nice to use blue for a change.

Enjoy your evening, I am off to my craft room now.


Monday, November 9, 2009

This one is for you Joanne

Good Evening,

This one is for my friend Joanne, she lives far away, and her favorite color is green. I tried using my copics and my prisma pencils this time for Whiff of Joy's Sketch Challenge #54. If you take a peek here you will see all sorts of fabulous tips, like the one that taught me I could combine my two coloring mediums.

I hope you like Willow, she is one of my faves. Practical Scrappers is having a white core/color core cardstock challenge this week. I will be sure to post this there as well, as I used my CTMH cardstock, embossed it, and sanded it down.

What a fun night this was,


Thanks Girls

I have had two ladies leave this for me, and it felt really nice. So I am sending this out to others, I am horrible with things like this, so I will not be hurt if you do not have the time to do this. Instead of leaving messages on your blogs, I wanted to let Jenn, Sheena, Michelle, Kim and Judy know that I think their blog rocks! Not to mention all the blogs I follow. All I can say is "You go Girls!"

1. Where is your cell phone? none
2. Your hair? blonde
3. Your mother?Young
4. Your father? leader
5. Your favorite food? spicy
6. Your dream last night? work
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Family
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? papercrafting
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Serene
13. Where were you last night? craftroom
14. Something that you aren't? tall
15. Muffins? yuck
16. Wish list item? scorepad
17. Where did you grow up? Ottawa
18. Last thing you did? lunch
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? none
22. Friends? fabulous
23. Your life? happy
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing Someone? DD's
26. vehicle? Pilot
27. Something your not wearing? lipstick
28. Your favorite store? Indigo
29. Your favorite color? black
30. When was the last time you laughed? noon
31. Last time you cried?noon
32. Your best friend? James
33. One place that I go to over and over? laundryroom
34. Facebook? sometimes
35. Favorite place to eat? Home

The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Celebrate! Pixie Cottage Style

Good Morning,

The Pixie Cottage has their second challenge and it was to create a card with "Celebrate" as the theme. I at first was going to enter my cupcake girl, but then I got my Pixie Cottage stamps in the mail along with a sweet message from Michelle, and I just had to use my South End Girl! What a happy day for for me, and I got to celebrate by crafting, thus my card above.

I have to say I saw Risa West's card using browns and she was the inspiration behind my colour scheme. Thank you Risa!

Michelle is such a sweet lady, I hope you all take the time to visit her store, and The Pixie Cottage blog. Why not try a challenge on for size while you are there.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Let It Snow and an Ornament

Hello I hope you are all having a good Saturday.

One of the things I love about Christmas has to be the ornaments. I try to make one a year to add to the tree. I will be able to check that off my list now.

I just love Snow Anya. I have been admiring the liquid applique on other cardmakers blogs, and so I had to give it a go. At first it dried shiny, and I thought I bought the wrong stuff. When I added the heat gun to it, man did it puff up. A little goes a long way! I added some liquid pearl to the center of the snowflakes on the paper to add a little dimension, another thing sitting on my shelf waiting for me to use.

Hope you like it,

P.S. Sorry about the white spot on her scarf, I will have to go fix that.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mojo Monday 111 and Kraftin Kimmie Stamps


I am home early with my little one in bed having a nap. She broke out in a full blown rash today, but the good news is it is the end of a virus leaving her body. So she is on the mend. Before going to pick up my eldest at daycare, I sat down to post this.

I used my Copic's for this instead of my pencil crayons, and popped her up a bit. The sketch is from the Mojo Monday #111 chalenge. This is my first time using one of Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps, and I think Francesca is pretty darn cute balancing all those cupcakes. I got her from Scrappin Great Deals, she was just too cute and I could not resist. Sigh. Dusting off the Sizzix machine was fun as well, I have not used this die since Karlye's birthday last year. It is nice to use what is laying around my craft room.

Happy Thursday everyone,


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Daughters Wish List for Santa

Good Morning,

This was created for FFF's Sketch by Mercy, it was quite fun. I am going to send this one to Santa for my girls as it has their wish list on it.

Hope you are all doing well, my little one is on the mend, she actually slept last night and the cough is subsiding. Something to be grateful for.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Stop for a Moment and Help Sread the Love


Please stop for a moment and reflect on all the good things we have in our lives. If you can participate in this blog hop, we may just be able to show Jaimie and her father that there is a lot of good left in this world.

Simply click on the image above and it will direct you to the first stop on the blog hop, together we can make a difference, and all it takes is making a card and sending it with love. Something we all enjoy doing.

I have read that she likes pink and black, I chose pink and brown. I hope this card brings a smile to her face when she opens it. For some reason the colours look different on my blog, as I am really tired, I will simply leave it as is. I want to get this out in the mail for tomorrows pick up.