Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #92

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're all doing well!  It's been a busy week so far and I'm looking forward to Friday!  Our kids here in Ontario are still in school (at least they are in our school board)!  We have until Thursday and we are counting the hours!  I'm looking forward to being done my jobs at the school as well!

Wednesday brings us another sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  I'm this week's hostess and I've created a sketch that is a bit curvy!  I can't wait to see what you come up with on your cards!

I couldn't wait to use the new Chalk Talk stamp set (and of course the coordinating dies).  Who doesn't love something that makes life easier (like the dies do!)?  As I've mentioned before I LOVE the new Quatrefancy Specialty DSP.  I couldn't pass up on the fabulous Pool Party/Island Indigo combination!  I used the Pool Party embossing powder to create the image!

Cardstock: Pool Party (coordinations), Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty
Stamps: Chalk Talk
Ink: Versamark
Other: Pool Party Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon

Caleb's class put on some Robert Munsch plays today for the parents!  Caleb and three of his friends were staring in 50 Below Zero.  Caleb played the father!  His group did a fabulous job!  They are so sweet! This is Caleb sleeping outside in his "pyjamas" while Jason (played by Ian) is trying to wake him up!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous day!  Something I learned this week after reading a heart warming blog that if someone asks you how you are doing and you respond "tired" it sets the tone for the rest of the conversation and can actually make you feel more tired.  However...if you respond "awesome" it can actually help you feel better!  Give it a try!

Head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards the design team has created for you!


Monday, June 24, 2013

Six-Sided Sampler

Did you make it through Monday?  It sure was a hot day here!  The boys ended their day with a run through a very cold sprinkler then a dip in our neighbour's pool (Thanks Brenda!).  I'm so thankful that both of my boys love water and they love being in the pool!

I couldn't wait to try out my Six-Sided Sampler Stamp set and coordinating punch.  I love hexagons!  They are super fun and look so great grouped together!  I decided to give two more of the new In Colours a try on this card as well!  Baked Brown Sugar and Crisp Cantaloupe are fairly fabulous!

Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Four You
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Other: Natural Ribbon, Dimensionals, Hexagon Punch

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a fabulous day!!!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend!  I have a husband who has been under the weather this weekend and he was really knocked out with this flu...chills, fever, the works!  Poor guy.  He seems to be doing a bit better now.  Not sure how the week will go!

I had a few minutes to craft in my workshop this afternoon and had to tackle a few card challenges!  I loved the sketch for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge!  I sure do love the clean and simple cards these days!

I decided to us some washi tape from the Epic Day journal kit.  I have never used it before and think I may be hooked.  It's so fun!  I opened up the new Costal Cabana ink for the flowers!  It's such a fun colour!

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White
Stamps: Four You, Perfectly Preserved
Ink: Basic Grey, Costal Cabana
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Epic Day Washi tape, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  I will be back tomorrow with another clean and simple card!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Retro Sketches Challenge!!!

It was a lovely day here...but busy!  Jacob and I got lots done and best of all - my Project Life order FINALLY arrived!  I must thank Tammy Morales over at Scrapbookers Inner Circle for all of her help!  I snuck in a few minutes this afternoon and put some of my beautiful new Honey Core Kit cards into the pages.  I can't wait for the next few weeks to be done so I can give this album some full attention!

I decided to tackle this week's Retro Sketches challenge.  I'm not overly sold on my card but I wanted to use the new Cycle Celebration stamp set.  Of course I had to use that Quatrefancy DSP again...sorry about that.  I'll try and stay clear of that for my next card!!!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
Stamps: Cycle Celebration
Ink: Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush
Other: Strawberry Slush Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Glitter, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!!!


Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

It was a busy day!  I opted out of going to Caleb's soccer game tonight to go and get fruit for my fruit-eating monsters.  Jacob stayed home with me and it was nice to have my little friend for company!  Tomorrow is summer camp preparation. My friend and I are leading the scrapbooking/card making elective and need to figure out who is bringing what tools!  Should be fun!

Today brings us a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!  This week the design team has created some beautiful cards using Cindy's fabulous sketch!  I strayed a little from the sketch and make a little panel inside the card.  Just wanted to keep the sketch very white and clean.
I'm in LOVE with the new Quatrefancy Specialty DSP!  You probably noticed from my earlier card that it used the same paper and same butterfly stamp!  I just couldn't help it!  That Strawberry Slush ribbon is fabulous!  I love how stretch it is!!!

Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty
Stamps: Six-Sided Sampler, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Other: Strawberry Slush Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals

Here are a few pictures from the Hamilton Air Show!  We had a great Saturday with some fabulous weather!  Both boys have decided their favourite plane is the Lancaster.  They were both really "touched" by the story of Andrew Mynarski and his flight during WWII.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog and check out the beautiful cards our fabulous design team has come up with!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge

Good Afternoon! 
I don't usually post during the day but today's a bit of an exception!  I find that my evenings have been so busy lately.  I'm scrambling to get the Kindergarten scrapbooks ready for next Tuesday.  Everything is in now, I just need to finish the MDS layouts and get them printed and taped in.  Shouldn't take too long right?!  

I had a few minutes last week to play along with the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.  I couldn't miss two weeks in a row!!!  I loved this week's sketch!  

I never have enough birthday cards...I need a re-stock!   I knew I needed to incorporate a butterfly on this card somehow!  I also love the new Strawberry Slush!  Such a fun colour!!!  I used the new Quatrefancy Specialty DSP - another one of my favourites!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Four You
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pool Party
Other: Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Circle Punch,

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back again tomorrow with another card!!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #90

I hope everyone is having a great week!  It's been a busy one around here!  I've been doing a lot of last minute volunteering "stuff" at the school as well as quite a few family activities so I haven't been in my craft room at all!  My first order from the new catalogue arrived and I've opened the box....nothing has even made it out of the box!  That must be a crime right?!

We have another new and fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  The lovely Linda Callahan has a great sketch for us today!   I needed a birthday card this week and have been dying to use the Elegant Eggplant/Perfect Plum combination!  I love the flower from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set and thought it would work perfectly in that giant centre square!
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Occasional Quotes
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Other: Beautifully Baroque Textured Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Last Friday my little cuties and I headed over to the Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton!  It's a favourite!  The boys were so excited to sit in this plane.  It apparently has two ejector seats...Caleb couldn't find the button though!  Jacob brought his Kindergarten class mascot with us...Kinderpup!  We almost left him there!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog to check out the other beautiful cards the Design Team has created for you!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #89

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  It's been lovely here - a little cooler than usual BUT it's so nice to be able to sleep with the windows open!  I seem to have come down with a bit of a cold so I'm a little more tired today than usual.

Today brings us a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches!  I must say, I love working with this group of ladies!  I truly feel blessed to be part of this design team and to be able to call these ladies my friends!  Today's sketch is brought to us courtesy of the fabulous Rita Wright!
I was super excited to see Rita's sketch!  At first it had me stumped but I realized I needed to get some father's day cards done and knew The Open Sea would work perfectly in this sketch!  I hope my dad doesn't mind receiving yet another Open Sea card!!!!  I do apologize for the picture quality....the lighting was terrible...

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
DSP: Nautical Expedition
Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, 
Other: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Bitty Banners Framelits Die, Word Window Punch, 

Thanks for stopping by!  Please take a minute to stop on over at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog to see all of the other beautiful cards our Design Team has created for you!

Have a great day!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge

I hope everyone is having a good weekend!  Our Saturday went very quickly and I don't imagine tomorrow will slow down at all either!  So sad how quickly our weekend's go by!  I'm thankful that next weekend is a "long weekend".  The boys have a PA Day on Friday so they'll be at home with me for the day!!!  I doubt they'll sleep in though!!!

The end of school is drawing near and I know if I don't get the Teacher cards made soon...well, they won't get done!  I decided I had better give it a whirl and this week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch was  perfect for the card I had in mind!

I wanted to keep the card clean and simple but had to use the chalkboard technique to create that blackboard effect!  I find it kind of funny since I don't think too many teachers (if any) at our school even use a blackboard!!!  I still think the technique is fun to do and appropriate for teachers!

I love the Perfectly Preserved set and am sad that Stampin' Up! has decided to discontinue it.  I don't think I'll be getting rid of it any time soon!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake
DSP: Polka Dot Parade, Neutrals DSP Paper Stack
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Lacy and Lovely
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Gumball Green, White Craft Ink
Other: Cannery Framelits Dies, Dimensionals

Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!