Christmas flags for AHSC #23

I had completed this card a while ago and forgot I had even done it!  Come over to Atlantic Hearts Card Challenge and do this weeks challenge- at least you'll remember...lol.  Here is the sketch:

Well the poinsettia and the banner flag inspired this Christmas Card completed with Echo Parks holly jolly line.  I used the front cover, you know the one that comes in the front to advertise the line.  I fussy cut the sentiment and presents from the sheet and adhered using pop dots.  I also chose to make this a 5x5 square cards rather than a A2 size:). 

Remember to come on over to Atlantic Hearts Card Challenge and give it a good ol fashioned whirl!  I just know you'll love it.

Happy scrapping y'all!

Hydrangea Set from Beccy's Place

This is my last post as a Guest Designer at Beccy's Place.  It has been a wonderful experience and I am so thankful she gave me a chance to be on a design team!  What fun, I encourage everyone to give it a try because it is very gratifying!

Using the hydrangea stamp set I got to finish the calendar.  This calendar was fun to use all three sets from Beccy's Place     


I got to create 4 pages using this set, mostly because I LOVE the purple, blue and green combination. It is very bright and beautiful!  Again Beccy is a very talented artist who continues to Wow her audience with her stunning creations!

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I hope you go to Beccy's and indulge in many digi stamps because they can be used in many projects in various ways!  I look forward to many more creations from her and want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU for your work and support!  

Beccy has a freebie that you can grab and participate in the challenge too!  

Happy scrapping folks!


Online crop, canvas creation and loads of challenges!

Come one, come all to the scrap, paper scissors online forum!  There is a ton of stuff going on this very week!  Not sure how to get there?  Click this Link

Be sure to get your creative mojo hats on!  Looking forward to meeting you and others during this fun filled week of inspiration put on by the design team!

Happy scrapping!


Birthday cake at Chichi's

Really?  Who doesn't LOVE birthday cake?  Really?  As a guest designer I loved creating this cute cake, well in fact, I wish it was mine to eat!  

I used Cosmo cricut paper to add a little pattern and flare!  Along with loving cake I used a ton of sticklers after I coloured this party cake!  I used a combination of copic and sharpies, both alcohol markers.  The pink ribbon was just a quick add because I really wanted the cake to take centre stage!  

I invite you to pop on over to chichi memories and grab a HUGE piece of cake and some other goodies while your there:)

Happy scrapping y'all


Beccy's Place Magnificent Magnolia

Beccy has completed another beautiful set!  Oh my the talent this lady has-woweeeeee!  Check her out at Beccy's place

Another calendar page front and back was how I chose to display this feminine flower.  

Backside of the calendar:

Without tooting my own horn, I really love the fact that after the year is over flip over all that prettiness and glue on a few pictures and voila!  Another year of things you love!  Gotta love something so versatile - I might just have to make another one of these cute calendars.  

I sure hope you take a minute and go over to Beccy's Place because she has a load of talent just waiting for creative hands to enjoy!  


Oh yeAh, come visit me again I think I will try a hot chocolate packet tutorial!  I'm always game for something new:)

Peeking Out AHSC # 22

This sketch immediately made me think of animals peeking out a tree trunk!  I love this cute sketch!
I sure hope it inspires you to come over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and try out the amazing sketches for yourself!  

I used a Close to my Heart stamp set called All Bundled Up, aren't the animals are so stinking cute!  They are all bundled up ready to take on a nice warm cup of hot cocoa!  I used a giant wood grain stamp to emboss a textured wood feel.  The top layer was completed the same way, only I used a coaster from CTMH to give it some dimension.  I then chose a light brown shade to rub over the coaster.  i chose a dark brown shade to ink the edges of the card.  I first stamped the images on white cardstock, coloured them with a water based marker and then punched them out with a 1 inch circle punch.  I would note here that if you want to create this card I would suggest punching the circles from the cardstock with a larger punch.  It was a bit difficult to line up the circles with the coaster in the end. Before adhering to the base, I inked around the circles with the light brown ink.  

After embossing the sentiment with sparkly black embossing powder, I tied some brown twine from The Twinery around the top.  I used dimensionals on the coaster to help pop the focus of the card and voila- card created for the awesome sketch from AHSC!  

Have a super day creating!  The sun is out but there was frost on our vehicle this morning!  Brrrrr...


Beccy's Place Tulips

I want to give a GIANT shout out to Beccy from Beccy's Place!  She has a beautiful stamp set called Tulips out right now and her amazing talent keeps producing beautiful and wonderfully inspirational stamps!  I was lucky to be able to combine the last set, Geraniums, with this one and create a calendar.  I think I will give the calendar to my grandmother; however, in the mean time here are another few pages.

Have a scrap happy day!  

Butterfly Lucy AHSC #21

This is sketch number 21 from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  Michelle Stewart and Darla Haverstock have outdone themselves again :)
I used the wonderful C.C. designs Butterfly Lucy.  When I seen the cute butterfly on this card I immediately thought of her!  I think Christine Oliver Wooden is an amazing artist!  I coupled the image with a paper line I totally adore!  Basic Grey is one of my all time favorite paper companies.  They always have a number of beautiful papers, embellish and yummy treats that coordinate together well.  The purple butterflies were cut from basill cardstock using the Martha Stewart 3 butterfly punch.

I sure hope that you decide to join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  The talent is endless from all the ladies who participate!  

Have a scrap happy day!


Witchy Halloween

I started this card not exactly sure how it would turn out.  The sketch was provided by Isabelle Doucette owner of Let's Capture Our Memories.  As part of the design team I wanted to ensure I did a good job...I am always nervous about DT work!

I created the polorid type picture look by using Spellbinder rectangle And square dies.  I took the centre out and found the stamp that would fit inside and still be a cute image.  I used stampin up special occasions stamp set.  I coloured the image with copics sketch and spica markers.  These are the colours I used:

The outside of the Polaroid picture I used Swiss dots to emboss with black dots (I used black CTMH to color the inside of the cuttlebug folder).  At the same time I used a jagged edge cuttlebug folder to create the background for the main image.  

I used Chillington Manor from Echo Park!  They continue to creat paper in the industry that is excellent!  
All of the paper except the cardstock is from that line.  The brads are American Crafts that were ones I had from another project that was at least a year old.  The ribbon came from a spool I had bought at Mardens Discount store.  The sentiment is also from the All Occasions stamp set from Stampin Up.  

Living as rural as we do, often the products we purchase are from other companies or mail order companies as its all we have that is ready at hand.  I love nothing more than getting to the city and shopping for scrappy goodies!  I would recommend trying out Let's Capture our Memories because once you place your online order it's shipped in no time and Iso is so wonderful at answering questions!  Go ahead and get addicted.......we all have:)

No card is complete without a finished inside.  I do finish the inside of all my cards; however, I don't always take photos to show them :). Maybe I will get better at that part!  Have a scrap happy day and I look forward to meeting more of you online at the LCOM forum!


Halloween Checkerboard, AHSC # 20

This card was inspired by sketch #20 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).  I sure hope you come join in on the challenge fun!  We love to see new faces, new inspiration and new friends!

This card I was so inspired by I made a coloured version and a black and white version.  I used CTMH stamps but I could not find the stamps anywhere, so I guess the ghost of Halloween has floated in and mysteriously taken my stamps.......damn ghost!

I stamped the images then fussy cut or hand cut them out.  I used SU dimensionals, layering them onto patterned paper ( or black cardstock and then patterned paper).  The sentiment was stamped with memento black ink then I used the direct to paper inking on the sides.   I tied some purple and white twine from The Twinery around the sentiment block.......and voila (presto bamo) the card was finished! Happy haunting everyone. 


Geraniums by Beccy's Place

Oh my word this set is so versatile!

  I used a per coloured image to create the calendar front.  I decorated both sides so that when the year is done then it can be used as a place to put photos and display family events:). I used the upcoming year so I can gift this project:). I wanted the flower part to stand out as they are very vibrant, so I used glossy accents to crate a shine.

This is the flipped side:

Beccy's images are so easy to use and they get the creative juices flowing because they inspire all sorts of projects!  I would say that a trip over to 
Beccy's Place to view all her wonderful digi's is worth your time and money:)

Have a scrap happy day


Always thinking of you/AHSC #19

This weeks challenge by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge is number 19!  My oh my the time sure flies.
 I love this little stack of cups by The Doodle Garden.  It is a digital stamp!  I really encourage anyone who has not tried digital stamps to do it!  I know once I did I have been hooked ever since!  I used Cosmo Circuit  Paper ; however, for the life in me I cannot remember the line name.  I used thie same line to not only create the card but also to paper piece the cups as well.  I used copic cool grey no.3 for shadows and yellow and green copics to color the striped cups.

I used Doodlebug twine that I purchased from C.C. designs.  The buttons came from the mega box of assorted buttons that keep growing at our house.  I also used a Stampin Up scalloped boarder punch. I framed everything with Stampin Up basic black cardstock and used one of their sentiments too.

Hope you have a scrap happy day wherever you live.  
Happy Crafting!


Thank you Chichi Memories

Today I have been published with Chichi and welcomed to their team of amazing and talented ladies!  Thank you for the experience:). Check out all the cute digi images and blog Chichi blog.  Hope you have a great day;)


"T" is for tea from chichi memories

Oh my word what fun this was to create!  Just like the images at Chichi Memories, it was a fantastic and sweet project.  I used Cosmo Cricut paper which had the right balance of pink with girlish fun.  I loved this little girl image!

She was easy to paper piece.  I used copic sketch markers for the skin and teacup.  The skin colors that I use (almost all the time) are E00, E11 and the cheeks are R20.  These go to colors are easy to blend and super quick to lay down and look good.

I used Tattered Angles chalkboard spray.  I just loved how it matched the little girls outfit.  Plus my daughter loved spraying the mist and flinging it all over.  She did a happy dance and declaimed "I LOVE CRAFTS".

The tiny letters are from Cosmo Cricut.  The pink letter "T", is from letters I would consider my stash!  I do declare that this school year be more about using my stash rather than looking for so much new product.  I challenge you to dig out some old supplies, purchase a few new supplies and PURCHASE these cutie patootie stamps from ChiChi Memories!  Don't forget to take a picture and show us your awesome work using these stamps.

Hope you have a scrap happy day!