Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quadruple Post!

Well this post is going to cover a lot in a short time! Card #1 is a Merry Monday Sketch with a Dynamic Duo colour Challenge and Card #2 is a Paper Players Sketch with a Friday Mashup Theme Challenge!

In the new year I am hoping I will have more time to have "meatier" posts but for now I am getting them up here :)

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My Cards:


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Freshly Made ~ Just in Time!

Hope you are all having a nice Sunday evening!

I am literally just popping in to enter my card in the Freshly Made challenge this week. I thought I had a little more time but I am glad I checked before bed as I really like this sketch and am quite happy with the card I made.

For those of you attending to my Holiday Card classes next weekend... Here is card #1 :)

***NOTE: Sorry for the dark photo, I was planning to take my pictures tomorrow morning in the natural light but would have missed the deadline!***

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My Card:

I LOVE to heat emboss and LOVE when I can use a fabulous colour that POPS!

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday Stamps ~ Colour Challenge Time!

Happy Sunday All! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Did anyone head out for some Black Friday Shopping? I was tempted but the crowds are not something I can handle anymore :) Today Tara is bringing us a colour Challenge over at Sunday Stamps

THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO ENTER our draw for 2/$25 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificates this month. Each time you enter a challenge you are entered to win!

Going to be another quick post but I am just happy to be getting them up these day! When I first saw these colours together I thought of the beach :) Sort of a nautical theme really.

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My Card:

I just love the texture in the Crumb Cake paper. Totally gives that sandy feel I was going for with this card :)

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Merry Monday ~ I'm Back :)

Happy Friday All! Going to be a short post as the little lady is waking up but wanted to get this card up before the deadline.

I have not had a chance to make many posts lately but think I will be able to slowly get back in the game now that Claire is starting to settle into a routine.

Here is my Merry Monday card. I really liked this week's sketch and could not wait to put my ideas to work!

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I absolutely LOVE this transparent sheet of in the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP pack from Stampin' UP! This is the first time I have used it but have a feeling I will be using it all up before too long :) And rosettes who doesn't love a good rosette!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Stamps ~ I'm Your Hostess with the Mostess!

Welcome back for another fabulous challenge at Sunday Stamps! I am your host this week and we are working with a sketch, that means you all get to chose your colours and theme and run with it :)

Don't forget we are offering up 2/$25 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificates this month. Each time you enter a challenge you are entered to win!

Also over the next couple weeks I will be taking the chance to formally welcome a few new members of our design team. These ladies have been playing along with us over the past while and have been sharing some fabulous projects so we just had to have them on our "staff" :) Please take a chance to pop by each of their blogs and say hello! First up Steph over at

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I broke out some items from the retiree pile to make our daughter's Birth Announcements because I really loved the colour theme of this DSP. I did take a few liberties with some of the colours mixing and matching but as this was a personal project and not one I would be offering in my classes I let my creativity run a little wild :)

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Sunday Stamps & Try Stampin' on a Tuesday ~ Belated Happy Birthday Grammie Kew!

Here we are Sunday again :) I have to admit the days all seem to be sort of blending together for us. With my husband on parental leave as well everyday seems like the weekend!

October was a busy month for us as so it just occurred to me a few days ago that we forgot to get a Birthday Card in the mail to Mark's grandmother who turned 75 on October 22nd! I am sure she will understand but just in case we are mailing this one off with some pictures of her sweet great grandkids to smooth things over :)

For this card I used our fabulous colour combo challenge over at Sunday Stamps and paired them with a fantastic sketch over at Try Stampin' on a Tuesday! It has been such a long time since I have been able to take part in two challenges at the same time and I sure hope to get back to some regular posting as life starts to settle down a little for us.

*NOTE: Have to apologize for the low quality of the photos, was forced to take them with my phone when I could not locate my camera!

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My Card:

I find myself always concerned with colouring in the lines and keeping things nice and clean but on this card I decided to go a little wild with some "messy colouring" hope you like :)

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sunday Stamps ~ It's a GIRL!

Hello All! Just 2 days after my last blog post our baby girl arrived :) Claire Gwenyth was born on October 16th and we have been taking some time to settle in as a family. She is an absolutely wonderful baby and her big brother Ethan is so very in love with her, he cannot give her enough hugs and kisses. We feel so very blessed to have such a sweet little boy and precious baby girl and now our family is complete!

As I have been recovering I have not been spending much time in my craft room *tear* but I am slowly getting back at it! I made a digital card for the first but next week I promise I am back to paper! Joan brought us a fabulous sketch this week and it was great to get back in the crafting state of mind :) Come check us out and play along at Sunday Stamps (!!!

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If you have never tried digital card making or scrapbooking before NOW is the time to give it a try! Until November 5th Stampin' UP! is offering some free downloads and 50% off many of their Digital Scrapbooking kits! Interested in learning more? Email me for details:

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