Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Play Date Meets The Paper Craft Crew!

Has it really been that long....oh how I miss blogging and playing in my studio...all is well here, just busy with elderly parents, hospital visits, grand babies...oh...and another one on the way! Our daughter is due in February, yes, it's been that long and my forgetful brain ~ I kept forgetting to mention this great news ~ so this will be grand baby #5 for us, so far we have 4 grandsons...only the Lord knows who's sweet little toes will be gracing us with his/her presence!!! Now Austin is grandson #3 for us and I can't believe that we'll be celebrating his second birthday already!
This shot was taken this past summer ~ Dean & I took the boys to the park for the day! And of course our boys love trains...and they also LOVE Dinosaurs...which is perfect for Austin's birthday card...I ordered this set with our boys in mind 


 ~ so I found two perfect challenges to go along with my card!


My colour inspiration is from The Play Date Cafe and my sketch challenge is from a fabulous new challenge...Paper Craft Crew ~ oh, DO join in the fun!!!

And here is Austin's Dinoroar Birthday Card!!! I know he's gonna love it and pretty sure he'll stomp about the house pretending to be a Dinosaur!! 


Thank you SO much for popping by today ~ I hope you have a wonderful day and have an opportunity to ink up those stamps!!! Come join in the fun!!! Have a blessed day!

  • Stamps: Memorable Moments w126680 c126682, Dinoroar c122537 w122535, Woodgrain 117100
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Sage Shadow, To The Nines DP (retired)
  • Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip  
  • Acc: Pendants Builder Punch 122361, Woodgrain EF 127821

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 

 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, September 28, 2012

Sneaking Around with Freshly Made #54 & Color Throwdown #211!

This is a top secret post...I feel like a little girl sneaking around and being really bad...you see, I should be packing the trailer as we're going camping this weekend, but I really wanted to create a card...and so...this will be a super quick post and details will follow if some one asks! Now the reason I say that is...well, I won't remember to add details when we get back (early onset dementia I think!!!!)...so I'll be throwing the ball into your court! 
I followed two fabulous challenges...loves these so much girls, thank you for giving me a starting point, heaven knows I need it...so pop in of Freshly Made & Color Throwdown, there is still time to play!!!

                         
Here are the two challenges...oh I had a blast, thanks again girls!
And my card..sorry to post and run, but Dean will be home in a couple of hours and I really need to get finished, this way we can pull out the minute he gets home...


Here are a few shots I took of our pond area yesterday...it is wonderful outside these days, warm and sunny, just the perfect fall days ~ thank you so much for stopping by today, sorry to rush you ~ enjoy your weekend and blessings to you and your loved ones!



and there is the back end of the trailer peeking around the corner back there...I'd better run! 
Thank you SO much for stopping by :-)


Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 
 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!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Merry Monday #33!!!

I have been wanting to join the Merry Monday Challenge on a regular basis, but life just won't seem to allow me the time....so when I do get to play along, I'm giddy like a little girl on Christmas morning ~ how fitting!!! And now that I see the sketch challenge, I realized that I forgot my bow at the top of my card...I sure hope that's okay Lesley! I really enjoy putting this together and it sparkles like crazy...although the picture doesn't do it justice at all!...I used my homemade shimmer mist using rubbing alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint, I misted the card and the ornaments! I also used my Dazzling Details on the ornaments on both sides, take a closer look and you'll see the sparkle...see!!!!!

 These ornaments where stamped twice, used my Framelits Dies adhered my gold cord and then kissed these ornaments together! Then I got out the bling!!! Love it! And as you can see below, these ornaments are free flowing on the card!


I masked the inside of my card and then sponged using Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso...still not sure how I feel about this part of the card, but it's on there now! What do you think???


Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope that I have left you with a little inspiration! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a line ~ Have a wonderful day!

Here is our youngest grandson wearing the same little coat that his Daddy used to wear...our boys love to play at grampa's pond....


Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions!


 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!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Freshly Made & ColourQ#154


I really seem to be having a hard time getting into the fall groove...must be the summer like temperatures that we're having ~ 25C on Friday (77F) ~ so needless to say, the pool is still open and we'll be celebrating Angela & Kevin's Birthday's with a pool/BBQ Bash! But I did get some stampin in last night...my DH is so sweet, he came downstairs and watched his shows while I created, he said "I just want to be near you"...I'm blessed...

So the two challenges that I entered are...Freshly Made (love this blog) ~ the challenge was an Anniversary Celebration, and here is the sketch that I chose to use, but I flipped it on it's side
&
the Colour Q # 154! Now if you've never played along with these challenges or it's been awhile...jump over and have a peek!!!! Join in the fun ~ I had a blast!!!

 
My card is another Triple Time Stamping Technique....I'm in LOVE with this Technique and  just needed to create another and when I saw the colours from the Colour Q, I knew exactly what I was going to do ~ found the perfect sketch from Freshly Made (although AFTER my card was complete, I realized I forgot the long panel...sorry girls, I hope that's okay) and here is my card..and as you can see...I still own some retired items...actually, I need to confess...I have a ton of retired stamp sets, can't seem to part with them (my hoarding is organized, so I guess that's why I think I can get away with keeping everything)...enough chatting...here is my card...


I'm really pleased with the out come of my card ~ can't wait to create this with my girls next week! Hope I've left you with some inspiration...now run over to these challenges and give them a go! Enjoy your day...here is a quick shot of what I've been up to with my girls!


Tomatoes and more tomatoes...and I need to put another batch down this weekend!!!
Thanks SO much for stopping by, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Enjoy your day!!!

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 
 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, Riveted, French Foliage
  • Paper: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy  
  • Ink: So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Cameo Coral, Bravo Burgundy  
  • Acc: Dotto, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Trinket, Twine (non-SU) 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dynamic Duos #18 & FMS #50

What a Dynamic Duo...literally...and I actually stamped, played, and sang in my room today, I was constantly being pulled outside to play in my garden and my knitting needles were also calling me ~ oh...but my POOR neglected stamps and toys won the day...I had a blast!!! So here is the fabulous sketch from Freshly Made that I followed...and incidentally...there is still time to play, so run and have some fun!!!


And then I followed the color challenge over at Dynamic Duos...


and yes, I'm using a Red shade once again, which I seem to run from, I'm pleased with the out come of this card ~ it does look sweeter IRL ~ once I got going on this card, I realized that I actually don't own Poppy Parade Stamp Pad, so I improvised by using Ruby Red, but my CS is Poppy Parade ~ so here's my card...and I also really wanted to try Triple Time Stamping...and I LOVE this Technique! So did you notice...my En Francais is upside down!!! RMS ~ rusty mojo syndrome!


Well I had SO much fun with this sketch as well as Technique, I just had to create another card using a different color scheme and then I also stamped up my Everything Eleanor for the first time!!! I love stamping and so seldom create during the summer months ~ it was SO nice to play in my studio today! Oh how I wish you could see the dazzling details on each stamen on this card...this really does not do the card any justice!!! It is actually quite stunning!


I hope I have left you inspired to ink up your stamps and to play along with these fabulous challenges...be sure to stop by the design team and see their wonderful creations! Have a super day and enjoy this long weekend! Blessings to you and yours!
If you have any questions, be sure to pop in and leave me a comment!

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca/ ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 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: Everything Eleanor c-124164, En Francais w-109521, Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Perfect Plum 
  • Ink:  Perfect Plum 126963, Pink Pirouette 126956
  • Acc: Dazzling Details 124117, Word Window 119857, Modern Label Punch 119849

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Retro Sketches #25 and a sad good bye

What a fun night of creating we had last night. The day began at the pool in the after noon, as the rest of the girls came, I fired up the BBQ, we ate and laughed and shared stories! We then headed downstairs and created a fabulous card ~ oh how I love my time with the girls!!! Or as Isaac calls them "the ladies"
...but the evening was bitter sweet for me ~ one of 'my ladies' is moving to the west coast ~ I will miss creating with you Theresa!

My farewell card for Theresa began with this wonderful sketch from Retro Sketches ~ I love the sketches found here ~ Play along...you'll really enjoy your time...great for missing mojo...which is definitely
 what I struggle with...so here is the awesome sketch that I followed...


And my card for Theresa...gonna miss you girl xo :-)


As you can see, I flipped a few of the elements...hope that was okay girls!
Sorry for this super quick post...Angela is speaking at camp this week and I'm hangin' out with the boys...gotta run....any questions, drop me a line and I'll get back to you when I'm home.
Enjoy your day and thank you SO much for stopping by
~Happy Travels Theresa~

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca/ ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 

 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, July 9, 2012

Stamping 411 Challenge + Retro Sketch #19

I'm so excited to play along with two challenges today ~ I've never played with the sketches over at Retro Sketch and I just LOVE these sketches and then found this colour challenge over at Stamping 411...come join in the fun and get creating!!!! You'll have a blast, I promise!




What a fun day I've had ~ sat on my riding mower, cut the grass (takes about 2 hours) ~  I find it really relaxing for me, time to ponder, pray for those I love and sometimes I catch myself singing my heart out...my poor neighbours! Then I went for a dip in the pool, relaxed with a nice tall ice water and began to knit by the pool ~ sunny and hot and yes, I was under my beach umbrella ~ Dean is away on a fishing trip and so the house is extra quiet, the kids all had plans, so I was alone all day and was it ever quiet and relaxing...almost too quiet, almost!!!
I strolled into the house around 8pm and headed to my studio to create a birthday card for a dear friend of ours ~ and yes ~ another masculine card!!! Maybe I should just stay in this zone ~ I really enjoyed creating this card! It took a bit to get going, but didn't take long to finish it once I knew where I was going with it!
So here is my card for our dear friend...notice the sailor knot using my Cherry cobbler Bakers's Twine.


I kept this card quite simple on purpose...but really struggle with that, keep thinking I need to add more elements to this ~ but with it being another male card, less is more...right????

I just have to show you this picture of Owen, he was crawling around the house and then Andrea could hear him whining, looked over her shoulder and there he was....stuck in the letter O! Priceless!!!


Thank you for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a wonderful day and that you enjoyed your time here on my blog ~ be sure to come back ~ any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca/ ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 

 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!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Olympics for the Friday Mashup & Freshly Made!

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying your summer ~ it's been blistering hot here in Winnipeg, which is actually very normal for us during summer!!! Love it and love the fact that we are blessed with a wonderful pool, so the heat is welcome in our neighbourhood! Splish Splash!!!

I did take a break from the heat today and ventured into another one of my 'happy places' I needed to create a birthday card for our grandson Seth...and I can't believe he's going to be turning 12 on the 19th of July!!! Seth is a wonderful young man, he has such a tender heart and a fabulous sense of humour! Love you Seth xo ~ Here's a shot of our son teaching Seth how to tie a tie and little brother Owen watching and learning as well!


If find it difficult to create masculine cards and even more so for a young man....but what a fabulous challenge over at The Friday Mashup ~ this was my starting point and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this, 
 I then followed (well mostly) the sketch challenge at Freshly Made! I love peeking on on these challenges ~ please do as well and play along, it's such a super way to find some inspiration as well as challenging yourself to step out of your comfort zone ~ heaven knows I NEED that!

 So here is what I came up with for Seth's birthday card ~ hope you like it ~ as you can see, I flipped the sketch to fit my olympic rings and then added one other element on the lower left side!


Now my little circle punch has lost it's crispness....better get that added to my 'to do list'
Here's a quick shot of the inside


Thanks so much for popping by today, I hope I helped to inspire you, why don't you join in the fun and find a challenge that you like and then get creating!!! Have a wonderful day!

Please pop in on http://chezmoicreations2.blogspot.ca/ ...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions about stampin', knitting or crocheting! 

 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!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Bright Birthday along with A Friday Mash Up!

I found this fabulous challenge at the Friday Mash Up #65....and I was definitely feeling punchy as well, 

 

so this was just too perfect and I had to join in the fun! I really tried to challenge myself as well, by using Bright colours, this is definitely out of my comfort zone and I'm still not to sure how I feel about my card ~ 
I began by looking in my stash of paper...do I ever have paper....almost embarrassing already!
So I looked in my discontinued files after looking at our old SU colour wheel. I knew I wanted to start with Gable Green as my main colour! and so the wheel said...Pixie Pink & Apricot Appeal...and I'm going to create using these colours....are you kidding!!! Out came my punches for the flowers, Beautiful Wings Embosslits and got to work ~ or should I say play ~ I really enjoy my time in my studio and it really has been lacking lately ~ it has been super hot and humid lately and even though we have a beautiful pool to enjoy, one can only repose by pool for so long before you begin to feel stir crazy! And so here is my super bright birthday card! It just SCREAMS Happy Birthday!


Here is a little peek at my girls gazing in their new catalogues at my open house a few weeks ago! After they tore themselves away from their catalogues, they all went in for a dip ~ we then shared a BBQ meal together ~ oh how I love my friends! We had so much fun!


I sure hope you enjoyed this quick visit chez moi (my place)...if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a line ~ I would love to hear from you ~ Have a wonderful evening and a very Happy 4th of July to all my American friends ~ blessings to you all!

Please pop in on the second page of my blog...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 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: Baroque Motifs, Itty Bitty Banners  c 126255 w 126257 
  • Paper:  Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Apricot Appeal
  • Ink: Gable Green, Pixie Pink,  
  • Acc: SMAJ 101049, Boho Blossoms Punch 119858, Itty Bitty Shapes 118309, Trio Flower,  Bitty Banners Framelits 129267, Beautiful Wings 118138
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Monday, June 18, 2012

PP100 ~ Party Time!!!

What a fun challenge over at Paper Players....get running and happy creating!!!


 How can you tell that we're stuck in a low pressure situation here in Winnipeg....it's still rainy and overcast, which means I'm having a blast in my studio!!! Here's a super quick card that I put together from the theme challenge #5 found here!  I'm still finding a little (okay) a lot of this & that all over my desk...and I came across this super sweet baby dress and there you have my card!


Now I really want to get back to this challenge and find another one to create...ohhhh.....and I just heard a truck door slam...so that means that my wonderful friend in brown is at my door with a box of goodies....YAH!!! I'll get to play with some new toys! I gotta run ~ I know you understand!!!! But since we're on the baby theme, I'll leave you with a sweet picture of my little Owen ~ our youngest grandson....and a cutie!


Thank you SO much for stopping by today, if you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to let me know ~ I hope you have a great day and that I've left you with a smile!
* Blessings to you *

Please pop in on the second page of my blog...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 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!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012



Okay ~ I sure hope I'm not the only one out there ~ yikes ~ just sitting quietly with a cup of tea, and decided I should clean up my 'inbox' before we head out for Father's Day Celebrations with our children and grandsons...and I found this fabulous note from the very talented Anne Marie at the Paper Players  ~ and I was her cut above for my Mother's Day Card! Once again Anne Marie, I'm honoured ~ thank you so much ~ and my Cut Above card......




Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking the time to read this quick post! Have a wonderful day ~ if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a line!
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers out there!


Please pop in on the second page of my blog...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 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! Follow Me on Pinterest

PDCC & FMS39

What a wonderful day of stampin' I had ~ as it poured outside, I played and prayed for friends and family members. My heart goes out to a dear friend who had to say goodbye to her sweet cat Pumpkin! Praying for you LeAnne.

As I sat at my desk, I decided that I would do my best to use up the scraps that were gazing at me....all over my desk top...so I scooted a clear spot and got to work ~ (does anyone else ever do that) ~ I was actually surprised as my card came together. My focus was on the challenge at Play Date Cafe and the sketch from Freshly Made!


After I had finished my card and began my post, I realized that my colour choice was not close to the picture ~ what I was actually focused on was 
Azure ... Raspberry ... Blackberry
and I thought my colours were close to this ~ sorry girls, I hope this is okay! I guess I don't know my colours very well!


I had stamped this vintage car stamp ages ago, seriously, probably a year ago and there is sat with idle wheels...and now it's put together! I find it really hard to create a masculine card....So here's my card for my darling husband ~ he loves everything water/boating/fishing and also anything that has wheels ~ so this card was perfect for him ~ now if I'll only remember come January, that Dean's card has already been created ~ this is a great cerebral workout ~


Thank you so much for stopping by today ~ I hope I have inspired you somewhat ~ if you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to drop me a line! Enjoy your day!
  • Stamps: Classic Car (non SU), Sanded, Bitty Birthday,  
  • Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Night Of Navy, Whisper White  
  • Ink: Bravo Burgundy 
  • Acc:  Square Lattice EF 119976, Houndstooth EF 123134, Bitty Banners 129267

Please pop in on the second page of my blog...you'll find a link to some knitting that I created. Drop me a line if you have any questions! 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! 

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