Friday, October 28, 2011

PPChallenge #69 & PPA 117

Where did the year go....I can't believe that our little Austin is going to be a year old next week!

Austin is SO much fun, busy, eats anything he can get his hands on and NEVER stops ~


and now he is one!!!


 ~ we are celebrating his birthday on Sunday, I've got Christmas Stack tomorrow....so....I'm cutting it pretty close ~ I'm pleased with my card, I feel that it reflects our little man! He loves bears, and so this was a no brainer...I knew the exact stamp set I'd be using and my card went along with two challenges!
PP#69 had a great sketch to follow ~ thanks girls!


and PPA117 was calling for ribbon! Two fabulous challenges for Austin's birthday card! So Happy Happy Day to our little man! Here's a shot of Austin's card (sorry for the bad picture)


~ and a peek of the inside ~


Sorry for the quick post ~ I'm hoping to come back after the weekend and give you the details for this card ~ if you do have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a line ~


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!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's A Boy

What a fabulous weekend!!!! God is so good ~ we've been praying for this little one for 3 years! Andy & Andrea gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Saturday at 6:24am ~ 7lbs 3oz ~ and he is ADORABLE ~ Seth has been promoted to the ranks of Big Brother!!! and he is so proud and so sweet to watch with his baby brother Owen!


The first Family Picture!

I love this shot of mommy & baby!


Isaac & Owen, two super sweet cousins together ~ I'll get of shot of all four
grandsons this week and post it! Four boys ~ we are blessed!!!!


I've got two Christmas stacks this week, one on Thursday and then again on Saturday, now I'll be able to do my classes without worring about getting "the call" ~

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a blessed 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!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Mash Up & Freshly Made!

Fall has definitely been ushered into my neighborhood ~ the trees are glorious, the air is crisp and the garden has fallen into it's winter rest....did I say winter!!! You bet, and I've been busy getting ready for my Christmas Stack Class ~
here is a peek at just one of the cards that we will be creating ~ I flipped the sketch from {Freshly Made} 


and loosely followed it and my card also qualifies for the Friday Mash Up, as they called out for snowflakes!  ~ thanks girls for these wonderful challenges ~ please visit these gals and join in the fun!
And the card..........I sponged just a tad around this wonderful tree found in the Christmas Lodge stamp set ~ what a beautiful set and a must have in my studio! The snowflake was created using the Northern Frost Die, sticky tape & Dazzling Diamonds....a girl can never have to many dazzling diamonds! It's really hard to tell in the photo, but I used Shimmery White CS ~ there is a very subtle misting of snowflakes across the card front! I also kissed the curls using Dazzling Details under the
Merry Christmas!


And the inside, as you can see I've done some sponging to the edges, I found it too stark and wanted to soften the look a bit. I had orginally sponged the edges with Riding Hood Red and found it still needed to be softened a bit more, so I gently added Old Olive on top of it, I was pleased with the out come! What do you think?


Thank you so much for stopping by today, if you have any question, please drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you ~ your comments are important to me and I read each and every one! I hope I have inspired you to create today ~ blessings to you and yours, 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: Christmas Lodge 
  • Paper:  Shimmery White, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive 
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Versa Mark, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive 
  • Acc: Silver Brad, Northern Frost Die, Black EP, Dazzling Details, Sponge 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Colored Leaves Falling Everywhere!!!

What a fabulous fall we have had thus far ~ summer weather in October! It is beautiful outside and finding time to stamp is at a premium ~ I love being outside when it's fabulous out ~ but I did take the time to enter my studio in the evenings, so needless to say, this took a couple of evenings to put together and then shot these pictures outside ~ I don't know about you, but stamping is therapy for me ~ I hope you enjoy what I created, I'm super pleased with this card!
The gals at SUO Challenge 29 are calling for leaves and then I found a fabulous color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments #87 . Sure hope you pop in on these two wonderful challenge blogs and play along!


I love my new Simply Scored tool and so took advantage of my little markers and scored away. This is just a standard 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 CS, scored at 2 1/8 & 6 7/16...mark your spot and you're good to go....easy peasy!!!! Love it!!!


I colored my wheelbarrow and veggies using my Blender Pen and also Spritz on my CS to add some color to it all...and I never owned a Spritzer until last week because......hmmm good question! Love it!


Above it a shot of the first fold completed and here is the second fold ~ for my second fold I actually stamped the pumpkins from Scene In A Garden, colored & fussy cut them out...using Dimensionals, just popped these pumpkins right under the tree where I wanted them! And a little Spritzing around my tree from Branch Out. I masked all around the tree so my spritzing happened where I wanted it! I used Dimensionals on my sentiment and made sure when the card was closed that it was just tucked under my front image! Scroll up to have another peek at that!


And of course all the sponging here and there...can't seem to put that baby down!


A peek of the inside and then another full view, just a tad opened for a better look!


Thank you SO much for stopping by today ~ I hope you enjoyed your visit and maybe I inspired you just a bit! Enjoy your day and, I know, I'm a few days early...just incase I don't get back!
 have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Happy Thanksgiving Canada! 

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: Always Grateful, French Foliage, Scene In A Garden, Branch Out
  • Paper: Confetti Cream, Watercolor Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Night Of Navy
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Versa Mark, Staz On  
  • Acc: Blender Pen, Sponge, Clear EP, Spritzer, Oval Scallop Punch, Simply Scored