Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's All About KIDS at Top Tip Tuesday


 This week at Top Tip Tuesday, we are celebrating KIDS! Our sponsor this challenge is 2 Cute Ink:



Sponsor and Prize
Prize - 2 images of winners choice

 For my card, I used a pre-colored Wee Stamps image to create my cute birthday card...I can totally see my niece, Reagan, in this image! Too cute!


 My sentiment is from a set called Beautiful Banners from Reverse Confetti! I love the font ;)

I hope you get some time amongst all the fall harvests and "getting ready for winter" preparations to come get crafty with us gals over at Top Tip Tuesday! Click HERE for more details on our challenge :) Happy crafting!


Monday, September 15, 2014

TPE #268 {Embossing!}

  

 Welcome back to my blog...if you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down!


This week, the challenge over at The Pink Elephant is "EMBOSSING" so that means dry, heat, embossing paste etc. 

For my card, it's another card from a kit from CTMH that my sister, Jackie, and I picked up at the Canadian Scrapbooker Craft show Saturday in Sherwood Park (if you haven't been, you need to go!)

This kit is all about fall and gratitude....so pretty!!

Jackie knew I had an embossing challenge due today, so she dug out her powders and came across this dark brown one for the sentiment - turned out awesome!


Thanks again for poppin' in - be sure to hop on over to see Ella's girls and all their creations - HERE! Get crafty with us and link up your project so we can come visit YOU! Have a wonderful day! xoxoxo

Merry Monday #126 {The Words Have it!}


Happy Merry Monday! Sorry for the late blog post - I got home from my sisters a bit later than I had anticipated last night and had to get everything ready for school this morning etc.  Jackie and I attended the Quilting/Canadian Scrapbookers Craft/Trade Show this weekend in Sherwood Park and let me tell ya - WOW!! There were so many gorgeous quilts, projects and all the people doing scrapbooking/make 'n takes/teaching was amazing!

We didn't allot ourselves enough time this year (we didn't really know what to expect) and so we are going to plan a better go-round of it next year! Maybe this time we could gather up a group of us girls to go together (Leanne, Tamie, Bonnie??)

While we were browsing the booths, we came across a CTMH booth and she had some gorgeous kits on sale - this is one card that is part of their Christmas line...so pretty! Jackie and I created yesterday morning before I left and it was nice to get crafty with her - she doesn't get much time these days ;)


I absolutely LOVE the colors in this kit! Soooo pretty :) Our challenge this week is to make your sentiment your main focal point! I think this card does just that!

I hope you hop on over to the Merry Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for ya....and all I can say is that it is sure giddy pleasure that I work with such amazingly talented PEEPS! You will NOT be disappointed! Stay tuned for my post for TPE!! Hugs!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Seeing Spots/Stripes at Sweet Stampin'!


Welcome back to my blog!! This week at Sweet Stampin' the challenge is SPOTS/STRIPES....I have spots on this cutie's present but also went in search of pattern paper to help me out:



My main image is from byLORi Designs and my sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie! They go together perfectly :) The paper pack is by Lime Twist....

Our weekly sponsor is Hobbycutz offering up a £7.50 voucher

 

Be sure to come on over and check out what the rest of the Sweeties have created for your crafty inspiration here at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge BLOG - you will defiintely NOT be disappointed! Cheers!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

4 CC #211 {Fancy Folds}


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

This week, it's Tina's turn to play challenge hostess and she is wanting to see FANCY FOLDS....now, I must admit, this one threw me! LOL...I went searching on Splitcoaststampers and came across this "Concertina Fold Card" tutorial...

 Here is my card laying flat - it will fit in a regular size A2 envelope (if you do not have whoop-dee-whoo's and things sticking out the top lol)


Here is a side view with all the folds extended:


Top view:


And...here it is from the front with all folds extended out:


I had a lot of fun making this card - took me a while to figure out how/what I was going to decorate with, but I decided to go Christmas and I love how it turned out! I used Festive Flurries stamp/die set from Stampin' Up!, Martha snowflake and leaf punch, Stampin' Up! snowflake punch and a couple MFT flourishes Dienamics....added gumdrops and pearls, and done!!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks BLOG and see what the other girls have for you - you will not be disappointed! Happy crafting!

Monday, September 8, 2014

TPE #267 {Inspiration Challenge!}

 

This week at The Pink Elephant, it's Inspiration Week!! Here's the GORGEOUS photo we want you to use as your take-off point:


I decided to pull the colors and flowers out of this photo and went in search of the perfect set:



I used this beautiful stamp set called "Mum's The Word" from Papertrey Ink....added a few gumdrops and wa-laaa! Done. Here's a close up of the sentiment:


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Paper Players - Happy Fall Y'all!
Kraftin' Kimmie - Bloomin' Flowers!


Fall is my favorite season of the year as far as COLOR goes....Christmas still is my ultimate favorite, but the rich, deep, gorgeous colors of fall make me happy!! The weatherman is calling for S-N-O-W here already...I know, I know!!! I don't like it any more than you do...but there is a chance! UGH!!! I really would like us to have a glorious FALL yet....let's hope they are wrong! hee hee...

I hope you get some time to come get crafty with Ella's girls over at The Pink Elephant blog - come check it out!! CHEERS!

Merry Monday #125 {Transporation!}


Happy "Merry Monday!" to all my crafty PEEPS out there!

This week, our wonderful miss Debbie has a very fun and interesting challenge for y'all:


 I went through my stash of stamps and came across this train set from The Alley Way Stamps set called Christmas Express...perfect!!


The sentiment is from a set called Christmas Magic...also from TAWS! I kept things very CAS this week...and I love the paper piecing! Thanks for stopping in today - make sure you hop on over to the Merry Monday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - I was absolutely BLOWN away by their creations and I know you will be too! Happy crafting...see you back in a couple hours for another installment from The Pink Elephant! Cheers!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4 CC #210 {Sewing!}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

Our challenge hostess this week is miss Leanne, and she's wanting to see the following:

4 CC #210 {Sewing - Faux or Real}


I decided to go with FAUX stitching as my sewing machine is buried somewhere downstairs and it would have taken me forever to get it all set up (which, I need to do someday soon anyways, I know lol) and I found this idea on Pinterest (card layout)...

We are also having our Guest Designer search this week - if you'd like to be hanging out with us Chicks in the COOP for either October, November or December - just leave GDT behind your name on the entry in InLinkz for us!! Thanks - have a super day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

TPE #266 {Back to School}


Welcome back to my blog - if you are looking for my Merry Monday post, please scroll down....


This week is "THEME" week at The Pink Elephant and we are looking for projects that are BACK TO SCHOOL related!
 

I decided to color up this cutie from Saturated Canary - she kinda reminds me of my daughter...she likes school for the social aspect and the sports lol...and this reminded me of her. My sentiment is from Reverse Confetti.

Come on over to The Pink Elephant challenge blog and see what the rest of Ella's girls have for you to drool over...omgosh, these girls knocked it out of the park this week! Happy crafting!!

Merry Monday #124 {Gifts/Pressies!}


Happy "Merry Monday!"

My apologies for a late posting this morning, but I spent the day in the sprayer with my hubby yesterday and what was supposed to be a fairly short day turned out to be a full day! So, needless to say, we didn't get home until around 11 p.m. and I was in need of a shower and my bed....

For this week's challenge at Merry Monday, miss Deanne is our hostess challenge and here's what she's thowin' at ya:

 
 For my card, I used a new to me pre-colored digi from The Paper Shelter...isn't this penguin just the CUTEST amongst all those pressies and cocoa?!


My sentiment is from the Christmas Sampler from Paper Smooches - works perfect!

Come on over to the Merry Monday blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - their creations are amazing this week!! Play along with us - we'd love to see what you come up with! Cheers!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Make a Wish! {Embossing at Sweet Stampin'!}


Happy Saturday everyone! It's been a busy time around the Turner house the past couple weeks. Gearing up for school to start again on Tuesday; setting up our son with his own truck, insurance, registration; re-siding our house and taking the deck off so the contractors can work....both kids worked all this past week. Ya, been a little nutso!! LOL  I will be thankful when we are back into some form of a routine!

This week at Sweet Stampin' we are having one of my favorite technique challenges:

EMBOSSING! 

Our weekly sponsor is Hobbycutz offering a £7.50 voucher:



I am not sure if you can see if very well but I used my large polka dot embossing folder on the black background layer. You may have to click on the photo to enlarge it. This super cute girlie is from Lacy Sunshine. The inside sentiment is stamped with "Make a Wish!" from Papertrey Ink....

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Textures (I did dry embossing)
Divas by Design - Happy Birthday

The super-talented Sweeties have created gorgeous creations for you - come check them out at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and link up your project for us as well. Be sure to include stamping somewhere on your project! Happy crafting!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

4 CC #209 {Something Old/Something New}


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

Before I get to the challenge this week, I'd like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to our Guest Designer, Amy! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration this past month girl! xoxoxo

It is my turn to play challenge hostess this week and I want to see you use something old and something new on your card/project. Dig through those stashes and see what goodies you haven't used in a while and let's see 'em!

4 CC #209 SOMETHING OLD/SOMETHING NEW!


For my "new," I used this cute pair of pre-colored cuties I found at my local scrapbook store and also the designer papers are new. My "old" is the sentiment stamp and the double-heart charm!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE to see what the other Chicks have created for you! I can't wait to see what you come up with...happy crafting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

TPE #265 {Anything Goes!}

 
 

Welcome back....this week over at The Pink Elephant, we'd love to give a huge "WELCOME BACK!" to our wonderful Joni Wilson! Hugs girl...good to have you back with us!

Our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES...my favorite challenges! It allows us to use whatever we like as far as colors, products and sketches.


I decided to ink up Puddle Jumper Emerson from byLORi Designs this week and have fun bringing him to life with his cute teddy....I have a very special  nephew who I will be sending this to! :) The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Here is the link to The Pink Elephant challenge blog where you can see what the rest of Ella's girls have made for you....be sure to link up your creation for us girls - we love seeing what you come up each week! Happy crafting!

Merry Monday #123 {Use a Wreath}


Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, our challenge hostess is none other than miss BONNIE and she's wanting to see a wreath on your Christmas card - check it out:


While I was visiting Leanne last week, I came across this gorgeous snowflake wreath that she had in her die cut stash! I asked her if I could have it as I had a "vision" of what I would make for my card. I added some sparkly gems and embossed the top half of the black panel to mimic the inspiration picture (you might have to click on the picture to make it bigger, but its there LOL). Hope you like it:
 

Thanks a bunch for stopping in this morning - be sure to hop on over to the MM Challenge blog HERE to see what GORGEOUS creations the rest of the Merry Makers made for you....

See you back here in a couple hours for another installment from The Pink Elephant! Cheers!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

4 CC #208 {Hey, Buddy!}


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

This week, it is Tamie's turn to play challenge hostess and she's issuing the following challenge:

4 CC #208 {Masculine}

I decided to color up my new-to-me digi from byLORi Designs called Puddle Jumper Scout :)


Isn't he just the cutest?! My designer paper is from a new BoBunny 6 x 6 pad called Lemonade Stand Collection....and my sentiment is from the Simply Said set from Paper Smooches! So fun! Be sure to visit the 4 Crafty Chicks BLOG and link up your masculine creation! Happy crafting!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Copic Marker Europe - Anything Goes w/ Copic Markers

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly - Die Cuts
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustics - Masculine

I have been enjoying a wonderful visit at Leanne's but alas, it's time to return home...the kids will be home from camp on Saturday and I have a lot of stuff I would like to do around the house while they are away. Thank you Leanne and Brian for everything! ♥

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