Friday, August 31, 2012

I Thank God For You.

Good Friday to you. Hope you are looking forward to a nice weekend. Here in Canada we will be having along weekend, celebrating "Labour Day" on Monday. I love long weekends!
Today is New Release Day over at Meljen's Designs and boy has Melissa ever out done herself! All of the images are adorable. (Thanks Melissa). All of them have a "Fall/ Halloween" theme. I know you are going to love them, just head over here to the shop and check them all out:
Even though I coloured them all up as soon as I printed them up, this one "Harvest Bounty", was the first one I made into a card. Fall is my favourite time of the year; I love all the colours that the Fall season brings to SW Ontario. So this image let me use some of those beautiful colours. The DPs are an assortment by Basic Grey. I added a lot of "Faux Stitching", a couple of layered flowers and several buttons. The sentiment is by Stampin'Up.
Thank you for stopping by today and I really do thank God for each and everyone of you, for you bring so much joy to my life with your kind comments.
hugs and blessings,
(ps) I see that there are now 50 followers so I'm thinking some "Blog Candy" might be in order. I'll see what I can come up with over the weekend.
Simply Create Too - "Seems Old or Vintage" (bundle of wheat)
Delightful Challenge - "Fall Days"
Simon Says - "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion - "Emboss it"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

My Card For The New Progressive Challenge

Hope your day has gone well. I been very busy at work and very tired by the time I get home, so I haven't accomplished much in the way of papercrafting, though I did get a bit of colouring sone the other da. Hopefully I will be able to get a card together tonight for the sneak preview of the new designs from Meljen's.
This afternoon I would like to share a card I made for the new progressive challenge over at CDAC. We were offered the free image last week and given 1 week to complete the card & email it to Priscilla. Then from all the early enteries she picked out "The Stars" to kick start the challenge. My card wasn't picked as a "Star" but it was fun to make. The winner's cards are wonderful, definitely "Star Material"! Congrats ladies. You can check them out here, as well as how this challenge works and how you can get in on the fun.
For my card I used Copics to colour the image. I used an assortment of DPs including one paper that looked like sand & some real burlap. As embellishments I used some cute wooden stars (for starfish) & some real beach glass. I added a little bit of "faux stitching" to tie it all together.
Well, that's it for now.
Simon Says  - "Anything Goes"
Card Crafter's Circle - "Use Fabric" (Burlap)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Tea for Three

Hope you're having a good Monday. I'm feeling a little under the weather today, so my sweet husband, aka "My Boss", let me "call in sick".  I'll be happy when this crazy weather system moves on, hopefully taking my headache with it!
Anyway, today I have something a little different for you - a layout. Way back when I started into papercrafting I did a lot of layouts. Albums and albums full of layouts. You see I had boxes and boxes of photos of myself, my husband, our girls, our extended families, grandkids, etc. Well after a few years I pretty much scrapbooked all I needed and wanted to. So except for the occasional holiday or special event I really didn't have any photos worth scrapbooking. (That's when I started card making, using up all that pretty scrap paper).
But, at the beginning of each new school year, I post a layout of our grandkids on the door to our Janitor's Room. We are so blessed that they go to the Christian School where we work. We get to see them every day! Not only do our grandkids love seeing their pictures on our door, but so do the other kids, teachers and visitors. So today I wanted to share it with you.
The DPs are MME. I used my original Sizzix to cut out the lettering for the title. A Spellbinder die was used to cut out the layered flowers. I used some distress ink on the letters, a bit of folder embossing on some of the plain cardstock & flowers and lots of buttons.The photos were taken at a "Garden Tea Party" photo shoot my daughter (Aunt Jazzie to these three) set up. The kids LOVED IT!!! Tea in fancy china cups, being allowed to pour not only tea but milk all by themselves and discovering the "Sugar Cube"! Not to mention the delicious tasting and eye-appealling desserts. In fact, the kids were having so much fun that "Lady Sassafrass" (Aunt Jazzie's little Westie), decided that she want to join in on the fun, taking her weak tea with lots and lots of milk in a saucer. It's little things like this that can turn ordinary days into a day they will never forget.
hugs & blessings,
Divas By Design - "Anything Goes"
Craft Your Passion - "Embossing"

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy 80th Birthday Mom

No card today but I just wanted share a picture of my Mom with you and to wish her a Happy 80th Birthday. No doubt about it she is the "Best Mom" in the whole world. And doesn't she look lovely all dressed up for my youngest daughter's "High Tea" birthday party (last year)! Mom is such a good sport; she's game for almost anything. Anyway just want to say "Happy Birhtday Mom", blessings on your day  and looking forward to celebrating wit you for 80 wonderful years and I love you. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Anything Is Possible...

So glad you decided to stop by and visit. I really love it when you do. Please know that I read and enjoy every one of the kind & encouraging comments you leave.
My card for today features another sweet image by Melissa Jenkins of Meljen's Designs. This one is obviously called "If Pigs Could Fly" and you can get it right here

This happens to be my Meljen's DT card for this week's challenge, which is a "Sketch". And here it is

As you can see I stuck to the sketch, I really wanted the focas to be on the image. My DP's are MME. The sentiment is computer generated. Inside the card reads..."with God."
I do hope you will give it a go, we love seeing your beautiful creations.
Simply link up your finished card here:

Divas By Designs   - Anything Challenges
Challenges 4everybody Goes - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My DT Day At Meljen's

Hope you are having a wonderful day and I hope you can take a bit of time to head over to Meljen's Designs and check out my post there. You should find it right here:   today.
Anyway here is a little preview of what you'll find there....

Just a'll find something "sweet" there to go along with this cute card, featuring one of Melissa's new images "Little Cherry Mouse". You can find this image along with all her other adorable ones right here:


Delightful Challenges  - Punches /Diecuts
Simon Says   - Animal Antics
Craft Your Passion - The Power Of 3 (3 gemstones)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Just Spreading the Word

A sweet friend passed this on to me (thanks Kevin ), so I'd like to share it with you. It's just a little note to tell you about  the brand new challenge blog "Heck of a Challenge". Their first monthly challenge will be announced on Sept.1. They are also offering a chance to win some awesome Blog Candy! Click on the above photo to check it out.

A Christmas Tag

Here is a quick tag I made up late last night.  I got up a bit early this morning so that I could post it before heading off to work. The image is another adorable, pre-coloured one by Dearie Dolls. DPs are an assortment from my leftover box. I used Spellbinder dies to cut out the image, the circle at the top & the tag base. Some Bakers Twine & 3 cute little wooden stars (my daughter shared these with me...thanks Jazz), to finish this up.

Off to work I go. Blessings on your day,
(I'll be back after work to check for some challenges to enter this into.)

Delightful Challenges - "Punches/Dies"
Try It On Tuesday  - "Sketch"
Craft Your Passion - "The Power Of 3"
Sugar Creek Hollow - "We Are Family"

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back To School

Front View
Good morning to you all. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Our weather has been wonderful here in SW Ontario. Temperatures are in the mid 20C, skies are sunny with lots of big billowy clouds. Simply glorious! Perfect weather for our grandsons; Braden had his first ever baseball tournament, and Zach had his first ever soccer "Day Of Champs". It's so much fun to be a cheering Grandma.
Anyway, speaking of glorious that's what I think of the sweet images by Mary Ellen over at Dearie Dolls. Check them out right here  and guess what Mary Ellen is giving these adorable images away for free. She offers most of them as "Black & White" or "Pre-Coloured". I really do hope you will go over to her site and pick up a few of her images and please remember to leave her a little bit of love in her comment section.

Side View
For my Easel Card I used a pre-coloured image which I "doctored-up" with a bit of shading using my Copic Markers. My printer doesn't print colour very well so using the markers help to give definition and more character to the image. I used a Spellbinder die to cut out he card base & image. The polka dot is actually fabric that I adhered to cardstock. I added a bit of checkered ribbon, a few gem stones, a pre-made bow and a little school embellishment that I've had kicking around for ever. I added some "Faux Stitching" to kind of tie it altogether. 
Well, that's it for today. Hope you'll drop by tomorrow because it's DT day over at Meljen's Designs.


Delightful Challenges - Punches / Dies
Simply Create Too  - "Back To School"
My Grafico Challenge - "Back to School"


Sorry I've been away so long, it's just been so busy at work. For us school custodians the month of August is a very busy time, trying to get the school "spic and span" before the teachers and students to come back. It is also very exhausting work, so that by the time I get home and fix supper, I'm pretty much done for the day. I did manage to do a little colouring so that should help when I can find a few minutes to assemble some cards.

I was able to get this card together late last night. It came together very quickly. The image is a digital freebie that I coloured with Copic Markers. The DPs are a combination of Reflection papers from Michael's and one by K&Company. I added a diecut sentiment, a few gems & brads and some "faux stitching" to finish it up.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm having some trouble uploading photos onto my blog; hopefully it's just a blogger thing & not my computer! Until next time.....


Anything Goes Challenge - Summer Days

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just a little Tag

Hope you're looking forward to a wonderful day. My project today is for the new challenge over at Meljen's Designs . This week we would love to see "Tags". These are so useful and a great way to use up all those little bits of paper we all hang on to. That's exactly what I made mine from - all leftovers. I also used Meljen's image "Little Apple Worm". So fun & easy to colour up. This tag came together very quick and easy - I love it when that happens!
Well off I go, until next time.


Celebrate the Occasion  - "Back To School"
One Crazy Stamper - "Bingo" (swirls, diecuts & polka dots)
Simon Says - "Bingo" ( diecut, free, glitter)
Try It On Tuesday "Anything Goes"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My First Christmas Card

I've had this cute little elf (by Mo Manning) coloured up for sometime now and just yesterday I decided it was time to make him into a card. I used a lot of punch work & die cuts on this card. My daughter is introducing me to Kreaxions' 4 in 1 punches, so I tried my hand at it. I used it in all the corners and the top and bottom of the center piece of cardstock. It's fun to use so you will probably see me using it often. I die cut the image and then hand punched the circles to make it look like a doily. The snowflakes are die cuts as well. I used Tim Holtz's Distress Ink on all the edges. Added some glitter, "faux stitiching" & buttons as accents. Sentiment is computer generated.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day.

Craft Your Passion - "Anything Goes"
Mo's Digital Pencil Too - "Anything Goes"

Monday, August 6, 2012


Hi! I'm back with a second post today. It's been a very productive day. Helped my youngest daughter move her things back to her place after house-sitting for my eldest daughter. Came home and just finished making 3 batches of "Cherry Almond Jam", a dozen Cherry Almond Tarts and a Cherry Almond Pie. The jam jars are singing their "I'm Set" pop song as I type this. I love that sound! And believe it or not I was able to finish 2 cards! One I'll share right now since the challenge deadline is looming near, the other one I'll save till tomorrow.
This card came together very easily. I love it when that happens. The image (I think) is from Melonheads. It was a freebie, which I coloured with Copic Markers. The papers are a collection of scraps from my leftover box. The sentiment is a clear stamp that I got at Michael's. Finished this card up with some folder embossing and a couple of brads with clipholders. Inside this Birthday Card  I will include a Gift Card to a restaurant.
Well, that's it for today and it's only 2:30 in the afternoon! Lots of time left to accomplish a bit more,lol!



Willow Sketchie - "Sketch"
Simply Create Too - "Anything Goes"
Delightful Challenges -"Birthday"

Song Bird

Good Monday morning to you all. Here in Canada we are celebrating "Civic Holiday" which means a wonderful day off of work for me. I love long weekends!
I am also delighted to tell you about a wonderful new challenge blog "Songbird Challenges" which is starting up today with their first challenge. I'm not sure what the challenge is, but I'm sure you can find that out by going here: 
I do know that Meljen's Designs is their first sponsor so the prize will be absolutely wonderful! The wonderful ladies at Songbird invited us from the Meljen's Team to be Guest Designers for their premiere challenge. For my card I used Melissa's image "Victorian Bird Cage". I used Copic markers and paint pens to colour the image. The Dp's are MME. I simply added a few brads to finish this card up.
I do hope you will take some time to check out the Songbird Challenge Blog and enter a project of your own.

blessings on your day,

Simply Create Too  - "Anything Goes"
Delightful Challenges - "Birthdays" ( A little bird told me...)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sunflower Card

Good Friday morning to you. Bet you're looking forward to the weekend...I know I am!
Today Meljen's Designs is the sponsor for the challenge over at the Card Crafters Circle and they have asked some us to be Guest Designers for their theme "Shaped cards". I chose to do a Sunflower shaped card with the Meljen's image Pumpkin Crow as it's center. To make this card I started with a circle card & punched out 13 smaller circles from the same coloured cardstock. I attached the smaller circles around the inside of the front of the card & then covered  it with another circle to hide where the smaller ones were attached. Because of the weight of the front of the card I also re-enforced the back by adding another circle of the brown cardstock to the back of the card.  Hope that all made sense...'cuz I feel kind of confused, lol. Anyway, the 4 dps are an assortment from my scrapbox. The sentiment is by Stampin' up. I added some "faux stitching" and lots of ink distressed edges.  
Hope you'll take some time to check out Card Crafters Circle and make your own shaped card for their challenge. Just go here and check out the details:
Huge blessings on your day.


Simply Create too  - "Anything Goes"
Stamptacular Sunday -  "Patterns Galore"
Anything Goes Challenge - "Let's Not Be Square"
Party Time Tuesday - "Anything Goes"
Divas By Design - "Flowers"
Try It On Tuesday - "Anything Goes"

Just a quick note.

Hope you are doing well this fine Friday morning. I'm heading off to work but just wanted to remind you about the new releases today over at Meljen's Designs. They are so cute. Here check them out...

Wasn't I right? Cuteness at it's fullest. I do hope you will head over to Melissa'a shop to check out these and all of her wonderful images. She even has a 50% off sale going on (until Aug.15) & I think she is still offering a $5.00 gift certificate when you create an account with her shop. How sweet is that!!! Head on won't be disappointed.

(ps) check out my sidebar - Saturated Canary is going to be donating $'s raised to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. She will also be giving away 2 free digis sometime next week. Click the link "GIVE BIG" on the sidebar for details.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Something Sweet

Well, it's a new month & at Meljen's Designs that means Melissa will be giving us some wonderful new images to work with. Today, my card offers you a "Sneak Peek" by showing you one of those wonderful images. This one is called "Yummy Popsicle" Isn't it cute. I turned my into a Creamsicle but a Fudgy One would be fun too! Hey, if you are really feeling colourful you could make it one of those Rocket Rainbow Ones. That would be really cool! I used copics to colour the image with & lots of MME DPs to make this a fun, bright card. A few buttons, some "faux stitching"& a simple computer generated sentiment to finish this card off.
I do hope you will check out the new images...oh but you have to wait until Friday, August 3! Don't worry, that's only 2 more sleeps & I promise to remind you come Friday morning.

Until then,

Celebrate The Occasion - "Ice Cream"
Party Time Tuesday - "Anything Goes"
Phindy's Place - "Button It"
Stamptacular Sunday - "Patterns Galore"