Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gifts for My Girls

Each month I host my Techniques Class where my girls come over and I teach a new technique to them. So some of these techniques may be new for them, but....shhhhh.....don't tell them ~ but a lot of this is completely new for me and has literally catapulted me out of my comfort zone. I like to play everything safe and for me, this is not safe, but has been so much fun for! So having said all that, I also like to give these gals who are so encouraging and supportive of me ~ a little gift each month when they come to club. So last month I created this using the Petal Cone Die ~ which is fabulous ~ you really need this! Here's a peek at a little gift I had for them ~ filled with chocolate of course!




and so for this month ~ this was my little gift for my girls in Techniques Club using the Mini MIlk Carton Bigz Die (so much much!) ~ 
my girls are the best and we have such a blast together ~ Thanks girls for all you support ~





Thank you so much for stopping by today ~ I hope these little gifts gave you a bit of inspiration ~
If you have any questions or would like to place an order with me, I would love to help you out with that ~ don't hesitate to drop me a comment ~
Have a fabulous day!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stamping 411 Challenge #194 & 152

I just loved this challenge and they both came from Stamping 411 ~ if you've never joined this challenge, you really should ~ I love playing along with this ~ So first I found the colors that I would be playing with and this was the Stamping 411 Color Inspiration #152 ~ and then the sketch at Stampin 411 Sketch #194




I knew exactly what I wanted to play with ~ so out with Forest Friends (this sketch was perfect)....incidentally....another stamp set that I had never played with...I think I'm on a roll here!
~ Here's the picture of my card ~


As I began to play with this, I thought I was really going to be able to keep my sponge away ~ but I just can't seem to do it ~ I LOVE TO SPONGE MY EDGES!!! So after I stamped my Pear Pizzazz with my Sanded Stamp ~ out with my sponge! 
I put together each little frame as follows ~ 
Each little Forest Friend was punched out with my 1 1/4 Square Punch and then sponged (surprise!!!) ~ 
I then punched out a Scallop Square using Concord Crush and then 
a 1 3/8 square with So Saffron.
Here is a quick side view and inside of my card!



Thank you so much for stopping by ~ I hope you're have a fabulous day ~


If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! 
Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: Forest Friends, Tiny Tags, Full of Life, Thoughts & Prayers, Sanded  
  • Paper: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush 
  • Ink: Black, Certainly Celery 
  • Acc: Sponge, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Tiny Tags Punch, Ribbon (non SU)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PPA84, Paper Players Challenge #37 & CTD 132

What a busy week I've had and then all of a sudden, I had a found afternoon today ~ so ~ I quickly found the challenges that I was hoping to play with and had myself some fun! I really am hungering for spring and the Paper Players Challenge #37  & PPA84 were just TOO perfect ~ I can almost smell the roses! The subtle colors at the Color Throwdown #132 just screams spring to me...and so away I went! 




I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but sometimes what I see in my head isn't quite right and I end up changing everything about what I had originally planned on creating....today was a different story ~ this is pretty much exactly what I dreamed up ~ that is exciting for me and a first! So here's my spring card...


I've got Shimmer Mist on the butterflies as well as the flowers ~ but, it's really had to see in the photos


I had to place my clear block onto my card in order to hold it down ~ here's a little side shot ~


and the inside of my card ~ I'm really pleased with my card!


Thank you so much for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great day and
enjoy your weekend ~ tomorrow's Friday ~ yippee!!!!
Happy stampin'

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you!
Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Bella Toile, Pretty Petals, 
  • Paper: Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky  
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky
  • Acc: Top Note Die, Beautiful Wings, Boho Blossom Punch, Brads, Shimmery Mist, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

An Early Morning Surprise!

I enjoy sitting quietly with my laptop and a morning cup of java and slowly scrolling through my inbox....which leads to much surfing....and a bit more....and then I heard a 'ping' on my computer ~ it's my 'you've got mail' ping (love that movie!) ~ anyway, a dear cyber friend LeAnne, left me this note (you really need to pay her a visit)  ~ here is her message!

"Hi Denise! Check this out:


You can only imagine my surprise! Other than hugs from my loved ones ~ this was a great way to wake up ~ Thanks so much LeAnne, you have put a smile on my face!
Here's a little snap of our two youngest grandsons, two little brothers, they are so much fun!


Thanks for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a fabulous day ~


If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

Birthday Stack in February

Last month I had a Birthday Stack with my girls ~ we had SO much fun cutting, punching, stamping...took a lunch break and shared a hot bowl of homemade soup (I love making soups)...and then we got back to work or should I say play ~ here are the shots of what we created together!




Love my crimper, and now with my cupcake stamp set, 
it will sure get lots of use
  • Stamps: For A Friend, Bitty Birthday, Perfect Punches
  • Paper:  Confetti Cream, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake 
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, 
  • Acc:  Shimmer Mist, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Eyelet Border Punch, Crimper, Cupcake Punch, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects



I did CAS this card, but, I can't remember where I saw this if this was you, 
please let me know so I can give credit where it is due ~ 
This was SO fun to create!
  • Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Occasional Quotes, Define Your Life, Whimsical Words
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Tin Foil 
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
  • Acc:  Square Lattice EF, Sponge, Large Heart Punch



My blender pens got a great work out with this card ~ Penny Black stamps are just so sweet!
  • Stamps:  Birthday Bakery, Out & About (non SU)
  • Paper: Whisper White, WC Paper, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron,
  • Ink:  Staz On, various colors
  • Acc: Blender Pens,
Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ sure hope you enjoyed your visit, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask ~ 

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!!  Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! 
Drop me a line for further info! 
I'd love to meet you!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bliss ~ Stamping 411 # 193 & Color Throwdown #131

I was SO excited to receive my new Bigz L Fun Flower die ~ and I knew the minute it arrived, I'd be playing with my toy right away! When I saw the color challenge a few days ago from the Color Throwdown #131, my wheels started turning as to what I was going to created ~ but... I was still waiting for my order to arrive...but I've got the colors down! Yipee!!! my order arrived and away I went...or so I thought! I knew where I wanted to go with this, but still really needing the help of sketch challenge as to exactly where to go...and wouldn't you know it...woke up the other morning and there was my template from Stamping 411 #193! Thanks girls for all your help! 
Here are my colors 
~ yup ~ I think I can handle this ~ loved this combo right away!
 And the sketch ~ perfect for my new toy!

So away I went...cut, sponge, emboss....etc ~ and then I thought I'd take a peek at what the DT were doing with this sketch ~ as I scrolled down and came to Kerin's creation, I said out loud "I can't believe it" ~ it looks like I totally CASEd Kerin's card ~ I don't know if you've ever visited Kerin at stamps, paper, glitter! If you haven't you really should have a peek ~ she is amazing, I've been following her for some time now and LOVE what she does ~ so Kerin, thanks for all your inspiration and sorry that my card is like looking in the mirror! So here's my card ~


and a little side shot


And the inside of my card!


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy your day and that I have inspired you a bit! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!!  Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! 
I'd love to meet you!

  • Stamps: Something To Celebrate, Bliss 
  • Paper: Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy   
  • Ink: Pretty In Pink, Basic Black, Not Quite Navy  
  • Acc:  Vintage Wallpaper & Perfect Polka Dots EF, Silver, Filigree & Sending Love Brads, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Curtain Call Act 71 & OCC Challenge

So last week I went to enter a challenge and realized that I was one day late ~ not sure if that happens in your world, but it is definitely a reality in mine. So when I saw the color challenge at Stacey's blog, Curtain Call Act 71 & the OCC Challenge is Distress to De-Stress, I was bound and determined to pay close attention! So with one day to spare, I'm ready to go
 ~ here are the color's that Stacey was asking for ~


and the challenge at OCC was to de-stress your creation along with a sketch to follow ~ 


~ and here is my card ~


Still not sure how I feel about what I created, but decided to post it anyway!
Here's a little side shot


And the inside of my card!


Thank you so much for stopping by today ~ hope you're having a great day!

  • Stamps: Sanded, Sense Of Time,Simple Friendship, Very Vintage Wheel 
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron
  • Ink: Versa Mark, More Mustard, So Saffron,
  • Acc: White EP, Sponge, Beautiful Wings, Rhinestones (non Su)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I was Awarded by Carla!

I was SO extremely honored to receive the Liebster Award from Carla at Carla's Scraps.  I have been a following Carla for quite some time now...so you can just imagine how pleased I was to receive this award from her. WOW!!!  Her creativity is amazing ~ if you have never popped in on her before, you are in for a treat, be sure to pay her a visit!  Thank you so much Carla for all your kind words, I'm honored!!!  Liebster_blog_love_blog_Award
Liebster Award
The Liebster Blog Award is given to bring newer blogs to light and originated in Germany. It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others. They should have less than 150 followers.

As a recipient of this award I must share the love and pay it forward by:
1 Creating a post where I blog about the Liebster award & reveal my 3 blog picks
2 Let the honorees know that I selected them
3 Copy & paste the blog award on my blog

It is so difficult to choose my 3, I love so much out there ~ I would love to give a SHOUT out to all the tremendously talents stampers that I follow...and those that I have yet to find! Blogging has stretched me so much and I often feel like I am WAY out of my league! Some of my picks are.....and in no particular order.....drum roll please......

1. Christy Q at http://schnauzercrafts.blogspot.com/ ~ her style is so clean & simple, I just love it. Be sure to check out her card ~ Sweet Kindness ~ I think it's fabulous!

2. Karen at http://karinsartscrap.blogspot.com/ ~ Karen is from the Netherlands and so wonderfully talented and loves to work in 3D ~ WOW!!!! love her cards ~ be sure to check out the the sweet card ~ Spring Cleaning ~ don't let that scare you ~ you'll love this card!

3. Laura at http://laurangolo.blogspot.com/ ~ although I don't understand the language on Laura's blog ~ a picture tells a thousand words! Can you say WOW!!! Her work is stunning ~ I love flowers and hers are amazing! Be sure to check out her blog ~ I love this card ~ with the title ~ stamp with fun ~ be sure to have a peek!

Well I have a class tonight ~ so I'd better get going ~ thanks for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a wonderful day ~ Carla, once again, I'm honoured and thank you ~ 
Happy Stamping!