Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

Hi everyone. I'm back with my final post of 2008. Wow, what a year this has been. There have been a few challenges but I have to say I'm a very lucky person and I'm totally blessed. One of my goals for 2009 is to remember all my blessings when times are tough. So enough reflection, LOL. I have a card to show. It's based on Laura's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 you. I used the WRMK Nonsense paper, it's very fun.

Very quick card. And a quick post. I hope you all have a safe New Year's Eve and I'll see you in 2009!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Some So Sketchy cards

Good morning everyone. I hope you had a great Christmas. Lots of great food and time with family. We were totally spoiled around here. My boys got a Wii from my great sisters and we were able to get our hands on a Wii Fit on Boxing day. It's a big hit around here. I also got the cutest purse from my sisters that I'm totally in love with. But the best present was from my DH....

Can you believe it!!! He totally spoiled me. I'm in love. I've been hoping to get up to my desk to really play with them. Hopefully today.

Now on to some scrappy stuff. I played with some of the great card sketches over at So Sketchy. Ally comes up with some great ones. Check it out if you have some time.

Here is the first one based on the November #3 Sketch. It's a transparency card using Short cuts transparency. I love this stuff, good weight, great for sewing on and finger print proof.

Here is another view.

This next one is based on the December #6 sketch. Here is my first time playing with my new Copic markers. They are so cool.

This next one is based on the December #7 sketch. I made it for my godparents who just celebrated 40 years together. Isn't that amazing!!! I thought this sketch would be perfect for a card for them.

Well that's it for today. I'm hoping to work on some scrappy stuff today. Have a happy Tuesday.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

Good morning everyone. I have my Let's Scrap card for you today. After much thought I have decided to step down from my DT position there so this is my last card. I have really enjoyed my time there and there is an awesome group of ladies over there. Check it out if you have time.

Below is the sketch I created and the card I made. Again if you use the sketch I'd love to see your creation.

Wow, I can't believe it's Christmas Eve. I wish you all Happy Holidays and safe travels. I'll be back after Christmas with some more creations.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bad blogger...

Hi all, I've been a bad blogger I know. I've been a little under the weather and with all the Christmas hub bub, I'm just trying to keep up! Today I have my first card I did for Let's Scrap. It's based on my sketch. If you do a card based on the sketch I'd love to see it.

Here is the card. I used October Afternoon paper, Cuttlebug and High Hopes stamps. I colored the image with a mix of Prismas and gamsol AND some Tim Holtz Distress ink.

Now for a picture of my little elves. They are so excited for Christmas. This is the picture I sent in our Christmas cards. I think it turned out not bad.

Well that's it for today. I'm working on my first assignment for Creatively Yours. It's another great sketch. I'll be back on Monday with my layout. Have a happy Saturday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Do you like ribbon?

Would you like to play with some free ribbon every month? If so you head over to Savvy'n'Sassy. We are looking for 2 new designers to join the team. I have to say I have loved my time on the DT there. It is a great group of ladies. So check it out and apply. Here are the details below:

Savvy n Sassy will be looking for TWO energetic and creative designers who love ribbon to join our design team!

If you are interested in receiving a new and exciting ribbon card in the mail each month filled with beautiful designs and colors then this call is for you!

Each month you will receive our Ribbon Kit of the Month in the mail. In turn, you will provide for us three projects/layouts to showcase in our gallery. These items created are not sole property of Savvy N Sassy. You will be able to post them in other online galleries, blogs, submissions etc. The only stipulation we ask is that you just add in the "ribbon provided by Savvy N Sassy" phrase when sharing your layouts.

You will also be responsible for 1 or 2 "How to" entries on the Savvy n Sassy Blog. You'll also be responsible for participating in our "Frame of the Day" and "Question of the Day".

Design Team members will receive a discount on stock in store and free shipping on purchases with each months kit. (as long as they are lettermail, larger items will be charged extra)

As a design team member, we are seeking individuals who are interested in bonding with the team as a whole, have time to post and upload layouts to share and inspire with everyone on a regular basis. All applicants must be active in the forum/gallery in that they are familiar with our members and the overall environment of SnS.

If you are interested and believe you would be a fit for our team then please submit the following:

-- User name in SNS forums
-- three projects or layouts showcasing your use of ribbon (created in the last 3 months)
-- small bio about yourself including email and snail mail address
-- list of any other design teams you are on
-- please acknowledge how much time you are comfortable with to devote to Savvy n Sassy each month
-- Link to your Blog
-- Link to your online Gallery
-- Why would you like to be a Designer for Savvy n Sassy?

Term begins January 1st, 2009 and runs until the end of June 2009

Submit your application by 12 Midnight (MST) Dec 23rd to:

New team will be announced on Dec 30th.
Good Luck!!!

Ok quick post today, Have a great one!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More snow bunnies

Hi everyone. I have a layout to show you today. I used some of the new SEI Glitzmas paper on this one. I must say I'm not an SEI fan. But this Glitzmas paper is awesome. I have only a couple of sheets, thankfully I was able to get my hands on a whole package of it and it's headed my way was we speak. I also used the Savvy'n'Sassy Snow bunnies ribbon kit on this layout. The blue is a perfect match. Here are my two little elves. I can't believe how big they are getting. This is their Christmas card picture.

I also made a couple of gift card holders today. I used the premade ShortCuts gift card holders. I love these. Just decorate. I also used the My Mind's Eye Christmas paper.

Well that's it for tonight, we just got back from the oldest one's Christmas concert and now I'm relaxing. The holidays keep us busy.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Snow bunnies!

Good morning. Today I have a couple of cards I did using the fabulous Snow Bunnies ribbon kit at Savvy'n'Sassy. I used the My Mind's Eye paper and my cuttlebug on these cards. This ribbon matches this line perfectly. I think it's also going to match the Fancy Pants Arctic Chill too!

Well that's it for today. We have a busy weekend with lots of parties. I'm hoping to get some scrap time in too in amongst the holiday parties and baking. Have a happy Friday!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas all year round.

Good morning. Today I have the challenges I did for Christmas Cards All Year 'Round. The challenges were to make a tag, make a "window" card and to make a shaped card. For my shape I did a snow globe. My window card is a shaker card.

Well that's it a quick post. I'm hoping to get to more scrapbooking this weekend. The holiday events are already picking up here and scrapping time is short. Have a great day everyone!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Creatively Yours layouts

Good morning. I have a couple of layouts I did using the sketches atCreatively Yours. The first is the entry I did for my design team application. The second is for this months sketch by Noella. I was one of the guest designers this month. I love these sketches, they are so detailed.

Well can you believe November is over! I can't. Now it's a scramble to get ready for the holiday season.

Oh and if you are looking for my cards in Canadian Scrapbooker, I'm on page 23. I'm very excited. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And more Christmas cards...

Yep, here are some more I did this weekend. I had a goal of 30. I got about 27 done. Not bad. I still have a few more to do before I have to send them off. I can't believe it's almost December. Speaking of December the December ribbon kits are up and Savvy'n'Sassy. As usual they are gorgeous. I can't wait to get mine, but I'm waiting for some Fancy Pants to arrive before I have it all shipped.

A quick post tonight. I have to get some dinner going. I'll be back with a layout I did in a couple of days.

Monday, November 24, 2008

A bunch of cards and some news!

Hi everyone. I know I've been a bad blogger. It's been a busy week. First some good news. My cards from the Hot Shotz contest at Scrapshotz are in the Winter issue of Canadian Scrapbooker. I actually saw a copy and I'm so excited to see my cards in a magazine. It's my first time being published!

Also, I have been chosen to be a designer for Creatively Yours for their next term. I can't wait! Noella's sketches are amazing. If you need some inspiration head over there.

I mentioned I was at the Bloomin' Inn for a scrapbooking retreat this weekend. I was working on Christmas cards all weekend. And here are a few.

Well that's it for today. Have a happy Monday!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shaken not stirred

Happy Saturday! (Can you tell I'm a Bond fan!) Well if you haven't been over to Savvy'n'Sassy to check out the November ribbons you must go. I got to work with the Olive Martini kit. And let me tell you I think it's my favorite kit to date. I just love it. The greens work with all of my Christmas papers, and I have a lot. I'm so busy trying to get Christmas projects done and they were the perfect ribbons for them. Here are some cards I made with the new My Mind's eye Christmas papers.

Well that's it a short post. I'm off to work on some more Christmas cards and to prepare for my weekend crop! I'm leaving on Friday for the Bloomin' Inn. I'm teaching a very quick class this time, I find they go over better when everyone is trying to get all their Christmas projects done. I'll post it when I get back.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A card and a layout!

Hi everyone. I have a card to share with you that I did for Let's Scrap. It's based on a sketch that I designed. And you can see the rest of the DT creations on the blog. I used some My Mind's Eye paper and die cuts, Savvy'n'Sassy ric rac, Cuttlebug, Kaiser rhinestones and my sewing machine.

The other thing I have to share is a layout I did for my November challenge at Savvy'n'Sassy. You can find it here. I used the brand new Fancy Pants paper on this one. It's from our weekend getaway in Waterton this summer. This was the hike we did while there. It was so pretty.

Well that's it for today. It's busy having the boys at home but they are back to school tomorrow.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas!

Good Sunday morning. I'm enjoying a lazy morning so far, which is much needed. I can't believe we are into November already and Christmas is fast approaching and I'm way behind on my Christmas cards. So I've been making lots and I have a few to show you. I just love Christmas and Christmas cards are my favorite to make. So here we go.

This first two are using Making Memories paper, Maya Road chipboard, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Ranger paint, glaze pen, Martha Stewart border punch, Kaiser Rhine stones and my sewing machine.

These next two are using Basic Grey paper from last year. This one also has some really fun Stampendous stamps. I love these little guys.

On this one the trees are made with my Cuttlebug.

Well there are some cards. Don't forget to stop by Savvy'n'Sassy and check out the gorgeous November ribbons.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Christmas all year round.

Happy Tuesday. As promised here is the card I did for the November challenge at Christmas cards all year round. We had to use at least 2 snowflakes, 2 buttons and 2 ribbons. I used some My Mind's eye paper, Maya Road chipboard, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon, Ranger paint and ink and Rusty Pickle buttons.

Check out the blog to see the other beautiful cards from the design team. Just a quick post today. I have a busy day ahead. I'm hoping to work on some more Christmas cards today. December seems awfully close! Have a great day.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Creatively Yours & November SheetLoad

Good morning. Well I have exciting news. As you know last week I posted that I had moved on to round two of the November guest designer contest at Creatively Yours. Well I'm happy to say that I will be a guest designer for the month of November. I'm really excited to work with Noella's sketches for the month. Below is the sketch we had to work with and the layout I came up with. I used Pink Pailsee Vintage Moon paper and embellishments, Savvy'n'Sassy ric rac, glass baubles, Maya Road sheers, Fancy Pants glitter cuts and American crafts thickers.

Also, the November issue of SheetLoad of cards is available. I had lots of fun working on this issue. We were sponsored by the Angel Company this month.

Oh yeah and don't forget to check out Christmas cards All year round. The November challenge is up. I'll post my card tomorrow here as well.

Wow, busy day! Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You ~ October 29th

Hi everyone. I'm back. Sorry to be MIA but it turns out I have pneumonia. So I've been taking it easy and trying to get better. I finally got to some cards today. All my card are going to be Christmas ones for a while. I've got to get my cards done! So here is a Christmas card based on this weeks 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. I used Basic Grey paper, Technique Tuesday stamps, stickles, Fiskars border punch and of course my sewing machine.

Also, the very talented Virginia did an origami card over at Scrapshotz a couple of weeks back and I finally got to it. I used Basic Grey again. I'm trying to use it up before my new stuff arrives *wink*

Well that's it. I'm trying to get back in the groove. Hopefully I'll have more to show you soon. Oh and ShortCuts is having a DT call. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Creatively Yours

Good Tuesday morning. The boys are off to school and the house is nice and quiet! I have a couple of cards to show you. Creatively Yours was running a contest for a guest designer spot for November. It's 2 rounds. The first was to create two cards based on the sketch below. I'm happy to say I'm moving on to round 2!! Now I have to do a layout based on one of Noella's amazing sketches. If you haven't been to this site check it out. Noella comes up with some lovely sketches.

Also, don't forget to check out the March Madness site. We have a bunch of new sponsors including Pink Paislee and Upsy Daisy. It's going to be fun and registration has already begun.