Friday, May 27, 2011

The Paper Players #48 & PPA95 Challenges

Good afternoon! Well I have a confession to make!
I'm a hoarder. Yes, that is correct ~ I hoard.....DP...... and so today....I broke free and grabbed a sheet from Cottage Wall (I know...I've had it forever) ~ well I cut it to the size that I needed, just a small gasp as I placed snail on one side (and it was such a sweet design)....I placed it down....and I survived! hmmmm, maybe I can do this!!! 
What a great day to create, it's super chilly outside and now it's raining, so glad I was able to get some gardening done yesterday. While I was outside, I snapped a few pictures of the trees if the front, they are absolutely stunning and in full bloom ~ the picture doesn't do it justice, but I'd like to show you anyway!



If you take a closer peek, you can see some of my flower pots on the front step ~ we've had frost for 4 nights in a row!!!! yikes ~ summer is coming...correct???



So now onto the challenges that I entered today ~ there is a certain VERY special someone having a birthday next week and she's getting a NEW Bike ~ so these challenges were absolutely what I needed to create my wonderful DIL's Birthday Card. the sketch challenge is from The Paper Players #48
along with the challenge from PPA95 using brads in your creations....so away I went



I sure hope Charlene likes her new bike as well as her birthday card!
We love you Chars ~ have a great day and enjoy your new wheels!!!





Thank you so much for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a great day and that the sun is shining in your corner of the world ~ if it's not...just remember, that there are Blue Skies Behind. Our son Marc has written a song by that title, have a listen here! Have a wonderful 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:  Pedaling Past, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper: Cottage Wall DP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy  
  • Ink: Versa Mark 
  • Acc: Silver EP, Boho Blossom & Itty Bitty Sharps Punches, Silver Brads, Picket Fence Border Punch (non-SU) 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A La Card Monkey Challenge #57 meets PPC #59

I had a workshop the other evening and it was SO fun to be back in my studio ~ so I was hunting around for a challenge to enter this morning and found two that would be perfect for a masculine Birthday Card.
Here's a peek at the two challenges that I brought together!
A La Card Monkey was a birthday challenge ~ PERFECT!!!


and now the hunt for the colors that I needed to go with the stamp set that I had in mind....
....Perfect Picture Creations #59 ~ Perfect Once Again!!!


So while everything seemed to be going Perfect, why not take a picture of my creation
outside on this Perfectly Beautiful Day! Here is one of the 'rock features' that Dean has created in our
yard and again....a Perfect place to take a picture



And so, without any further ado and rambling...here is my masculine Birthday Card!



and the inside for you to have a peek at


Thank you SO much for stopping by ~ I hope you enjoyed your time here today ~
I am sitting on our deck putting this post together and it is wonderful out here...so my other Happy place seems to be calling me, so on with my grubs and time to dig in the earth and get some more flowers planting ~ if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask ~ I love hearing from you ~
~ Have A Wonderful 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: Alphabet Stew, On The Green, Plane & Simple
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Marina Mist  
  • Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso
  • Acc: Perfect Dolka Dot EF, 1 3/8 Square,   1 3/8 Circle, Designer Label Punches, Ribbon, Heart Punch, Picket Fence Border Punch (non-SU)
All Supplies Stampin’ Up Unless Noted!

Wind-Up BBQ

Well the girls (or as my little grandsons says, 'the ladies'), came over for a BBQ a few weeks ago. We had so much fun visiting and sharing a meal! My friend Lisa brought dessert and you really need to she her creation. This girl is amazing, she's game for anything...if she get's an idea, she'll just go for it...well, here is a shot of an idea that she had and....I'll let the picture tell the story!


So the chocolate bag that Lisa created obviously spilled over, the fruit scattered across the plate,
and the chocolate butterflies landed all over them. AMAZING Lisa!
It was SO yummy!


Thanks for stopping by and having a peek ~ you'd better run and go get some chocolate now!
I'm hoping to create this week & weekend ~ they are calling for rain, so if I can't be in my garden,
then I'd rather be in my studio! Have a wonderful 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, May 17, 2011

The Move In Begins!

Well I'm sorry that I don't have anything created to show you....well the cardstock kind...but here is a creation that is still in progress! The furniture has been returned to it's proper corners and now I'm busy dusting, placing and having a blast!

This week will consist of gardening during the day *smile* and finishing the move, in the evening....and once my evening chores are done....I'll be back in my studio *smiling again*

Here's a little peek at the dining room, the floors are amazing ~ we are so pleased with the workmanship that has taken place in our reno! Dynasty Flooring...you're amazing, thank you! 
Be sure to tell them I sent you! So here is the progression....
from plush Teal wall to wall carpeting


to how we lived for almost 2 months....and survived!


To the reveal! 



I haven't shown you a peek at our three wonderful grandsons ~ so without any further ado.....


Three amazing boys all sporting their 'Go Canucks Go' shirts!
Well I'd better run...my flower beds are calling ~ I'll post a few pictures once some planting is done.
Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Paper Players & Piano Moving!

I'm back...well, mostly back...now we need to put the house back together, but in the mean time ~ I was able to create and post ~ I found these fantastic colors at Paper Players challenge #46 ~ and enjoyed myself so much putting this together ~


 ~ Here's a shot of my card along with the inside ~



This is a super quick post as I've got family coming for pizza and piano/organ moving night ~ it's called dinner with a purpose! So here is what needs to be moved ~ stay posted for more pictures as I slowly get the house back in order ~ yippee!!!!




Thank you SO much for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask, I'd love to help you out...gotta run!

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: Sanded, Plane & Simple, Word Play 
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
  • Ink: Versa Mark, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler  
  • Acc: Gold EP, Cog Punch, Spiral Border Punch