Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Card

Good Morning to all my friends and family in blogging land!
Today I am playing paying along with the fun sketch challenge from last week and this week challenge to use pastel colours over at Die Cuttin Diva's.
If you know anything about me you know I love using a sketch.

 Here is my take on the sketch which I made while sitting in the shade yesterday
with all these pretty pastels of peaches, pinks and blue.

You have to love this Arizona weather, it is going to be a very sad day when we have to pack up at the end of the month and head back home. I was just talking to my daughter this morning and she said they had snow once again last night. I hope it is all gone by the time we get back. The only thing good about going back is my friends and family....I really do miss them a lot!
This card is called a center step card which can be found over at Split Coast Stampers.
The bird and branch were cut from Cricuts cartridge Serenade, this is one cartridge I have never used even though it was bought when it first came out. LOL!
The inside sentiment is by Hambo Stamps.
Challenges entered:
DL Art April Linky Party.
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge
So thats it for another day time to get outside and enjoy the weather well I can. Thanks for stopping bye and have a great wee.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

May Your Day Bloom With Happiness!


Hello to all my crafty friends and family. Just to let you know we are still here in Arizona enjoying the beautiful weather and watching all the cactus come into bloom. I am stating to get a bit homesick, but there is still a lot of snow, dirt and snow mold all over in Edmonton, so I guess it will be at least another month before we head home
So in the mean time I decided to make a card to join in some of the fun challenges going on. 
This week Fantabulous Cricut has a sketch challenge and  this is my take of it.
Here is a picture of the sketch which can be found over at Fantabuous Cricut Blog.

One of my favorite cards to make is a easel card I just love the way each one turns out so different and they are so easy to make. I all so love that Craftin Desert Diva's blog and D.L. Art Blog are both having a anything goes linky party! So I will be able to join in two more challenges all so ! Woo! Hoo!
This is one of my favorite butterflies cuts that Cricut has, it is from Pictureque Cricut cartridge, cut at 1.5 inches. I love all the different layers this cut has to offer.
For the inside of the card I used Cricuts Paisley for the small butterfly, cut at .50 and Storybook cartridge for the Thank you cut at 1 inch.
Next cartridge used was Ellegant Edges which worked out perfect to add this fun sentiment from My Craft Spots Inside and Out #1, and yes you guessed it they have a Thank you challenge going on right now. So here you have it, one card that I can enter in a few challenge. Plus I needed a thank you card for the lady that has been kind enough to let us rent this beautiful place for the last three months. So thank you Dawn! I am sure we will be back again next year.
Thanks for stopping bye and have a super fun week!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Birthday card and to let you all know I am still alive!

OMG!  I'm alive!
I cannot believe I have been away from my blog for over two months.
Has anyone missed me? LOL!
But really I do have a very good excuse, I ran away from the cruel Alberta winter for the last week of January and headed to Mexico where my Nephew and his new bride exchanged their wedding vows.



 After a wonderful week of laying around in the sun and stuffing ourselves silly, it was back home for two days and then we headed to Arizona where once again we are soaking up the sun! and enjoying the beautiful sunsets around the pool.
I finally pulled out the scrap booking supplies last night to make my granddaughter a Birthday card, she turned 15 on March the 18th and of course we were not there to help celebrate so I will throw this card in the mail tomorrow with a check so she can go shopping!
I found a fun sketch challenge blog called Seize the sketch and decided to play along.
Here is the picture of this weeks sketch
and here is my take on the sketch
 sorry about not being able to crop the cards but I only have my laptop with me so it has been a real headache.
 I did bring down my cricut machine this year and my gypsy so I was able to cut out this tray of cupcakes using cricuts Sweetshop cartridge.
I am also going to enter this in this weeks challenge over at Die Cuttin Diva's: Snack attack!
Hope all my family and friends are staying safe and having a great time with their loved ones. Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I will be back soon,

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa and Snowmen Utensil Holders

Hello all my crafty friend hope this post finds you all  just about finished with all those last minute things that must be done for Christmas.
We are having the my family over on the 21st for Christmas dinner. I have two sisters and they both have three kids that have kids of there own and then my kids and there kids, well you get the picture there will be about 36 of us so when I saw these cute little utensil holders I just knew I had to make them for my table.
This was a free Bap file that was offered from Creative Kuts. All you needed to do was send them a email by Tuesday and they would send it to you. I couldn't wait to get the email since I was dying to try them out.

I must say they were a breeze to make. I made all 36 in just one evening. We will still be having another Christmas dinner on the 25th but this will just be for the 12 of us. It will be the first Christmas that I have spent without my sisters in 61 years. I don't know how it is going to be but the family is just getting so big. Thanks for stopping bye and leaving me a bit of love.
Merry Christmas and the best to you all in the New Year!
Challenges entered:
DL Art Thankful Thursday: Christmas Theme
Cameo Creations Challenge: Jolly Old Saint Nick
Die Cuttin Diva's: Anything Holiday related
Silhouette Challenge #8: 3D Christmas

Friday, December 13, 2013

Blinged Up Emo Jewelry Box

Hello all my crafty friends! 
Just a quick post to show off this darling Jewelry Box I made for my neighbors little girl. 
That is until I saw how cute it turned out! LOL!
 One of the Christmas gifts we picked up for my granddaughter Katie is a Bed in the Bag Set in Hot pink and Black, so when I saw this treasure box finished I just knew it had to be for her!
Sorry Bella!
(But I did go and pick you up a really nice gift from the Disney Store.)
I found this unfinished Jewelry box at the Dollar Store for three bucks and knew it would come in handy one day. I started by painting the box black, along with everything else that got in my way! 
I dug out my hot glue gun and my package of Glittering Scintillants and away I went. These gems do have a sticky back but I wanted to make sure they suck really good.
 This is a shot of the inside of the box (looks like maybe I should clean the mirror before I wrap it up)
I then decided on this cool looking animal print ribbon, using a button and a little skull and cross bones to cover where the ribbon joins.
The SVG was from a Company called Bear Hugs that is no longer in business. The little girls faced is a Peachy Kleen Stamp.
I will be entering this box in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot challenge #121- Neighbors Gifts!
D.L. Art Thankful Thursday December Linky Party.
Little Scrap Pieces Joy fun Linky Party
Craftin Desert Diva's Link it up Party
Ribbon Carousel- Anything goes but you must use ribbon

Monday, December 2, 2013

Merry Christmas with A Bit Of Sparkle and Shine!

Hello all my Crafty Friends! 
Last month I was lucky enough to take a card class in Edmonton from no other then Emma Lou from Heartfelt Creations! This was one of the best classes I have taken and I just love the way my cards turned out.

This is just one of the cards I have made from Heartfelt Christmas Card Collection.
The Christmas Poinsettias were first stamped then cut with Heartfelt Christmas Poinsettias Pre cut die set. We then use glimmer mist to color the flowers blue. We added tiny beads in the middle of the flowers and used art glitter glue and extra fine glitter to finish the card.
T ruefully these picture do not do this card justice!
I will be entering this card over at My Craft Spot Challenge- Sparkle and Shine.
As always thanks for stopping bye. Have a great week and thanks for leaving me a little blog love!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thank You!

 Hello all my craft friend! Hope this post finds you all well and enjoying life in general.
Yesterday my door bell rang and to my surprise it was a delivery man with a beautiful bouquet of red and white roses with no card. This had me wondering who would be sending me flowers! It was not my birthday and my anniversary was in October so I started phoning around to try and figure out the puzzle.
Turns out it was my grandson girlfriend Karol that sent them to me. She heard that I had not been feeling well and thought these would cheer me up!  So I decided to run down stairs last night and make a thank you card for her
Sentiment is from Joys Life "All Around Sentiment Stamps"
The tag was cut  from Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Framed Tags One"
Roses from Cricuts Flower Shoppe cartridge.
Talking about roses here is a picture of the beautiful flowers she sent.
I told my grandson last night that she was a keeper and to treat her good! LOL!
Challenges entered:
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge: Give Thanks
Die Cuttin Diva's: Thanks You
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Sparkle and Bling
Hiding In My Craft Room: Thanksgiving or Thank you
Thanks for stopping bye, have a great weekend.