Monday, December 31, 2007

Cards and CST Holiday Contest Prize

Happy New Year!! ..and I want to Thank you all for looking at my creations and sharing your Fabulous creations with me! I feel so fortunate to have made so many blogging friends. I never would have thought that blogging would be so much fun and that I would meet so many Wonderful!! people. At the end of this post I am going to share a poem my daughter recently sent me.....I enjoyed it so much ...I revised it for all of you.

On to a few cards I made over the holidays...

The featured stamper this last week was Crissy Armstrong (#1artist4highhopes)

Visit Crissy's Awesome Gallery..

I was inspired by this card..

This Cute Snowman is from High Hopes Stamps. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and H20's.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps, HOTP

Paper: whisper white, dcwv textured and glitter

Ink: versafine black, bordering blue, night of navy

Accessories: ribbon, stitching, glitter, embossing pdr

Here is my 2nd card:

I just received my basic grey figgy paper and I just had to use it. I love this cute little mouse called Santa's Helper from High Hopes Stamps....and I love tent cards. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps

Paper: whisper white, kraft, basic grey figgy pudding

Ink: versafine black, creamy caramel. versamark

Accessories: Michael's ribbon, stitching, snowflakes, brads, bling, glitter

Techniques: prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's (water coloring)

Special Cards

These next two Beautiful cards are both from my daughter Trina - Trina's Timeless Treasures

The first card is simply a card she sent me to brighten my day...and indeed it did!! I'm so proud to be your mother and best friend!! Thank you Trina....I love this card!! ...And just love these sexy figures we

For details about this card check out Trina's blog Trina's Timeless Treasures

This next Lovely card is the Christmas card I received from Trina Thanks Trina!! It's Gorgeous!!

For details about this card click here - Trina's Timeless Treasures

Holiday Contest Prize

I recently won a 1st prize in one of the categories for the CST Holiday Card Contest: You can check out all the cards entered right here

I received this Fabulous prize from Creative Accents You'll want to check this place out for sure - Creative Accents

Thanks so much Tara for the Goodies!..and Thank you so much Nancy for hosting this contest. Check out Nancy's Terrific blog here Nancy's Creative Mess.

Now I will leave you all with the Poem I mentioned at the beginning of the post (slightly revised from the original) and a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Cards, Goodies and Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a Great Christmas. I was very blessed this year....all our children were here on Xmas Eve. We had lots of good food, hugs and gifts.

I know you're all dying to know what I got for Xmas....cause I just love to hear what you all

So here goes....

A Cricut and cartridge, Scorpal (love it...just as perfect as they everyone raves)...Lots of lovely paper, brads and ribbon, New dishes, clean up the computer software, gift certificate for Wally World, lovely bath items, outdoor seasonal decorations (church that plays music), chocolates and even a few games.

NOW - I'm going to show you some of the Gifts and Beautiful cards I received in the mail!!

I received a Christmas gift from Tina...owner of High Hopes Stamps. What a lovely surprise and what Fabulous goodies!! Thank you so much Tina!!....You can check out Tina's Awesome gallery here.

This Gorgeous card is from Crissy Armstrong #1artist4highhopes. I love the Fabulous coloring and sparkle on this card. Thanks Crissy!! Check out Crissy's Awesome!! Gallery here.

This Fabulous card is from Inge who is also a Design Diva for High Hopes Stamps as well as many other companies...including Magnolia. This card came all the way from the Netherlands.

Not only is the coloring Gorgeous on this card..the little boy is popped up over the little girl...there are pockets and pull out tabs. Thanks so much Inge. Be sure to check out her Wonderful blog PatternedPaper .

Now I have a photo that I thought had loaded before but see I have not....It is of some Fabulous goodies I received from Crissy Armstrong over a month ago welcoming me as a High Hopes Design Diva. I have already used some of these wonderful goodies....Thanks Crissy!!

Well this is it for today.....I will be back soon with more wonderful cards time from my lovely daughter Trina - check out her blog for some fabulous Xmas cards Trina's Timeless Treasures. I also have a few more High Hopes cards and a prize from Creative Accents for the CST Holiday Card Contest....till then....

Season's Greetings!! Take Care ..and.....Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Mistletoe Cheer" and "Santa Buddy"

"Happy Holidays" Everyone,

I have a card today and some pics of our "Little Buddy"

This card is made with the LSC146 limited supply challenge in mind..white based cards.

The lovable guy under the mistletoe is from High Hopes can find him right here Hopeful Tink.

This was a very easy quick card to make!

"Mistletoe Cheer"

Stamps - High Hopes, Hereo Arts

Paper - Whisper white, Daisy D's. Michael's CS

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp.

Accents - Michael's' ribbon, snowflake brad, embossing pdr, stickles, stardust pen, glitter and heat and stick pdr.

Colored with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's

"Santa Buddy"

We have such a ball with this little character!!...I just have to show him off!!

Somehow I don't really think he likes that I really had to hurry to get that

It's not all bad you can see from this pic..the collar was okay (till he started eating the bells). Buddy is 4 months old now.

And one more.......................

Take Care!! Thanks so much for looking!! .............. Hugs!!!...Ila

Friday, December 14, 2007

Roundin' up for Winter Fun!!

I have sure been enjoying seeing all the wonderful holiday posts. I try to sneak in a peek while I'm baking ect. Thank goodness I have a computer in my kitchen....or nothing would ever get cooked.....or is it the other way around?

The card I have today is made with High Hopes Cowboy Snowman......He's a sweetie isn't he? I got to play with my new Daisy D's paper as well....Yay! I also used the SC122 sketch...seems almost perfect for this fella doesn't it?

Stamps: High Hopes, Hot off the Press

Paper: whisper white, basic grey, daisy d's, kraft CS

Ink: versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp, blue bayou, night of navy

Accessories: stitching, cord, brads, scribbles, glitter, stickles, embossing

Techniques: prismacolor pencils and h20's

Well I am off to do some baking and I hope to get a few more cards done in the near future.

Take Care Everyone!! and Thank you so much for looking and your Wonderful comments!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"Tea Times"

I can't believe how fast Xmas is coming....I swear time goes faster every year. I have my presents all bought and almost all wrapped. I am just starting my Xmas baking though and preparing for company this weekend. It will be nice to relax a little this weekend....we will be having a nice little get together with some our family and relatives. There will definetly be wine....hmmm.

Tea Time

Malieta you were right on your last post. I was one of the designers ask by Crissy #1 artist for High Hopes to make a card for the January Project of the Month. (I am so honered).

The stamps used in this card will be on sale during the month of watch for it here at High Hopes Stamps. And for more "Wonderful Inspiration" keep and eye on Jeanne at Inky Paws as she is the other designer ask to make a Jan POTM card. Jeanne's blog and designs are Fabulous!!

You can buy these stamps separately as putting HOTP into the search box and clicking the hippo you can browse through all the new stamps High Hopes has to offer.

Check out the Monthly Special for December it is just "Super Adorable"....I can hardly wait to make some Valetines with that, "Cute chocolate-lovin' Swine".

Here is the card for January Monthly Special... coming soon...

"Trish Tea Angel" was colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling H20's.

I stamped the sugar cubes with bordering blue classic ink and used heat and stick powder topped with glitter.

The bottom tea border is inked first with Versamark...old olive classic ink and sprinkled with Irredescent Ice to emboss.

Stamps: High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, basic grey, makin' memories, costco

Ink: versafine black, bordering blue, old olive, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Accessories: flowers, pearl, bling, glitter, cord, stitching, coluzzle for scallops, heat and stich pdr, irredescent ice

Techniques: prismacolor pencils (oderless mineral spirts) and h20's

Happy Holidays Everyone!! and Thanks for looking and your Wonderful comments!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

"Will E. Melt" and Tagged

We are having a major snowstorm here tonight.....we should get up to 15 or more centimeters of snow by tomorrow. I'm not really lovin' this...cause I have to take puppy out to do his thing and lately he loves to take his time in the snow....but he sure is a loves to sleep under my table in my stamp room while I create.

I received a pkg recently from High Hopes containing the most Wonderful stamps. What a Fabulous day that was!! This snowman is one of the stamps I received...isn't he adorable?

I used the SC152 sketch to make this card. You can find High Hopes stamps right here High Hopes .

"Will E. Melt"

The snowman is colored with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling H20's to deepen the shading...but any regular cake water colors could be used to do this. Twinkling H20's are simply cake watercolors with mica in them for twinkle.

Stamps: High Hopes, Printworks.

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, basic grey, michaels.

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, cranberry

Accessories: brads, cord, eyelets, snowflakes, glitter, stickles, scribbles for snow, ranger embossing pdr, oval punch, acrylic white paint for Spackle.


I have been tagged by Monica at M.A.D. Stamper Be sure to check her is Fabulous!!

I have to come up with words starting with letters of my middle name... so here goes.

M - Mail...I love it ...especially if I am expecting a parcel

A - Activity...I like walking

U - Understanding...I try to be anyway

R - Resonable ...I try to be that too.

E - Eating...this is something I really love to do ...(too much)

E - Enjoy...I enjoy stamping and making cards.

N - Nice...I try to be nice too...and am told that sometimes I

I'm a little late with this and I know everyone is pretty busy so I'm going to tag anyone who sees this and has some time.

Have a Great Day Everyone!!....and Thank you so much for all your Fabulous comments!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Birthday!

We had company over the weekend. My daughter Trina came for the weekend. Kim who also lives out of town came for a day. It was a good visit.

Today I have a card I made for my Mother's 89th Birthday. The stamp I used is a High Hopes image.....I know she'll get a kick out of these happy clucky gals.

You can visit High Hopes Stamps here .

I also used the SC150 sketch challenge for this card.

Stamps - High Hopes and studio G for sentiment

Paper - always artichoke, whisper white, michaels, wild asparagus, sizzix stack

Ink - classic black, colorbos black pigment for sentiment, close to cocoa, creamy caramel

Accents - flowers, brad, eyelets, charm, cuttlebug background, stitching, cord, stardust pen and stickles.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and Twinkling h20's to deepen the shading.

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Have a Great Day!!

Thanks for looking and your Wonderful comments!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tis the Season and Look what I Got!!

It is a very windy cool day here in feels like winter is on his way.

We went to Saskatoon on Sat to visit my Mother for her birthday. My oldest brother and his lovely wife (who made the best carrot cake we've ever eaten) set up a wonderful celebration for her. It was held in the home my mother stays in. Most of our family made it there and one brother brought his electric piano and played old songs for most of the afternoon. Mom loved it.....there was lots of laughing and singing and I think it made a brighter day for most of the seniors in the home.

Yesterday we spent most of the day in Regina. We got a fair amount of Xmas shopping done. At Costco they had a K&Company gift box of 300 designer papers including some with glitter. It was only $19.99....Of course I can't really open the box to look at the paper...because my DH bought it for me for Xmas .....Waah!!...but by looking at the outside pics.....It is Fabulous paper!!

Now on to my card..."Tis the Season"

I love this cute little elf from High Hopes ...and I used the SC149 sketch for this card;

Stamps - High Hopes and HOTP

Paper - whisper white, blue bayou, dcwv, basic grey

Ink - classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Accessories - snowflakes, ribbon, stitching, bling, glitter

I colored this image with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's

Look What I Got!!!! ....I am So Lucky!!

I received this Totally Fabulous blog candy from Norma sure and visit her Wonderful blog...Ditty Dots She is always creating something Fabulous!!

I won these Fabulous Cute Images on Carla's blog. I just love them and look that Gorgeous card she sent with it!! You've got to love Carla's blog Moralia’s Weblog ....her creations are Fantastic and she always has something Wonderful going on there usually including great candy and prizes.

Thank you both Norma and Carla for the Fabulous Goodies!!!

Have a Great Day Everyone!! and Thanks for looking and your Wonderful Comments!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Exciting News!! Drumroll ...Par-rum-pa-pum-pum

I have the most Wonderful News!!!!

I am one of the new Design Divas for High Hopes Stamps

Crissy Armstrong the Fabulous #1 Artist and Design Team Coordinator for High Hopes Stamps ask me on Saturday if I would like to join the Team. Oh My Gosh!!! You wouldn't believe how excited I was and still am.... and to be included with such Talented Team members.....I am totally beside myself. Check out Crissy's fabulous SC gallery here

The other members include...

Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner (Kimmie)

Paper Creations (Inge)

Paper Pleasing Ideas (Julie)

Inky Paws (Jeanne) ..New Design Diva

High Hope Stamps are Wonderful...they stamp Beautifully. The Designs are Fabulous and perfect for coloring. Be sure to check them out here.

Now on to my card..... Par-rum-pa-pum-pum.......

This image on this card is from High Hopes Stamps. I used the SC148 Sketch for this card.

Stamps - High Hopes, SU Wishing You Cheer

Paper - whisper white, cranberry crisp, basic grey, Michael's and Costco.

Ink - classic black, close to cocoa

Accents - ribbon, stitching, embossing, brads, stickles, stardust pens, punch for musical notes

The stable is simply strips of paper sewn on the image. The sentiment is computer generated, I used Prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's to color the image.

Have a Great Day Everyone!! Thanks for looking and for all your Wonderful comments!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Tagged Again and Just for You

I hope everyone had a Great Halloween. We had almost 70 ghosts and goblins. That's more than usual for us. It was so much fun seeing all the neat costumes.

This afternoon I got high speed Internet. I can't believe how fast it is!! I am going to love this. I will be uploading a lot more often....Yay!!

I have been tagged by June ...Be sure and visit her Fabulous Blog at Simply Elegant Paper'll be glad you did. On to the tag......

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

This is too hard.....I love paper but I think I would take the embellishments.....

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?

Stamps....I am a stampaholic!!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?

Cards, Cards, Cards...I love making them.

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he).

Although I think it would be fun for a while to have a Scrap booking store.....I know how much work it is to have a business...lots of paperwork and little time to create....I'll keep my stamp space at home.

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?

I am not really sure. I like simple ...and well embellished. I like clean looking cards and distressed....and I would like to make them I generally let the image after it is stamped or colored dictate the style I feel goes with it.

Here are the rules..............

Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions..........make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging....Thanks!!

Now to tag 5 people......hopefully some of these people haven't been tagged.






Just for You Card

This is just a little 3x3 card I made with Carla's Sketch. It was such a great little sketch I saved it to use later.

Here's my little card...

Stamps - House Mouse (image from Carla), Flexible Fancy Phrases.

Paper - Whisper white, blue bayou, printed scraps.

Ink - classic black, close to cocoa.

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils/oderless mineral spirits.

Accents - flowers, glitter, ribbon, white gel pen.

Thanks for looking everyone....Have a Great Day!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I'm Tagged

First off I want to make sure that everyone realizes that I do not have 4 dogs living in my house. ..only Buddy.

The others belong to my grown up daughters that live away from fact different towns and cities. I got the feeling that some thought they all lived with me......don't get me wrong ... I love dogs....but I am not that "Special" of a person to be able to raise 4 dogs in my home. I truly admire people that do. The place where I got buddy had 4 live in dogs...some rescued ...Fabulous people....well behaved dogs.... you would never have known all these animals were even there. My daughter has 2 dogs and I admire her also.

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments about Buddy and my Grand-doggies.

I'm Tagged Carla at Moralia’s Weblog.

Be sure to check out Carla's Fabulous Blog...not only are her creations Fantastic!..she always has the most Wonderful Sketches and contests going on. You don't want to miss it!!

Here are the rules for this tag..

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

Here goes...

1. I hate liver....I have since I was little ...and it doesn't matter how it's cooked!!!

2. I love walking.....every day if I fact I really don't feel good unless I get that walk in.

3. I like to wear loose crappy clothes around the house.

4. I love deep fried fact I pretty well like any kind of mushrooms anything.

5. I love salads and can eat them everyday...especially if there are mushrooms in

6. I have naturally curly hair.........when I was young I use to do anything to straighten it I am just so happy to just let it go.

7. I've never been on an airplane.....A few years ago my dh and I were at an airshow and 2 planes crashed right in front of us ...killing both pilots and passengers....very traumatic...Ever since...neither my dh nor I feel we are missing anything by not going on a plane.

Okay......Now to tag 7 other people. All these people have Totally Fabulous Blogs....but some of these bloggers are new commenter's on my blog and I would love to know more about them if they have time to play.








Have a Great Day Everyone!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

There's a Puppy in the House..or is it a Bear or a Gremlin???

Hi Everyone, I've been very busy...I got a new puppy last Wednesday night. His is a Bichon/Shihtzu.
His name is, "Buddy"...and he is such a Sweetie! His house training is well under way....but don't leave your shirt on the floor or he may surprise you with a little piddle.

I'm crate training him and he loves his little Kennel. He has begun to hide his toys and goodies is there...and if I say potty (we are going outside now) and he doesn't have to go....he runs like a little demon into his Kennel. Which is all right, cause he doesn't allow any bathroom habits in there.
Last night he slept from 11:30 to 7:00 AM. without needing to go to the bathroom....he will whine in his Kennel if he needs to go and before this, it was a couple times during the night. I hope he keeps this up...cause I sure enjoyed the sleep.
He's already learned to sit and down. Still working on stay and come. We go for a few short walks a day with his leash and halter. He is doing very well takes him a little while to warm up though. I'm hoping the weather holds out so we can get the walking down pat for the winter. He looks soooo cold even though he has a ton of hair.

Now I want to show you his playmates......our Wonderful Grand-doggies... Harlee and Wynter are my oldest daughter Trina's fur-children...Trina and her husband live 3 hours away...Buddy hasn't met them yet but will soon. ... Harley - American Eskimo/Lab.....isn't she Beautiful??

Wynter - American Eskimo/Pug....She loves food and that order please.

Last but definitely not the least ....another new addition to the family...our daughter Kim's (who lives a 1/2 hr drive away) new puppy, "Buster".....Maltese/Shihtzu. He reminds me of a fluffy cuddly pyjama pillow...and look at that nose....don't you just want to, "honk" it??? Buddy has met him and thinks he's pretty neat.
On Thanksgiving Harley, Wynter and Buster were visiting here. On Christmas there will be 4 dogs here altogether.......What a Blast!!
I hope I didn't bore anyone too much with my large doggy post... I am just so proud of all of them.
I am hoping to get back into stamping soon .......but it may be a little bit yet.
Thank you all so much for all your wonderful just totally makes my day!!!
Take Care!! Have a Great Day!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Merry Christmas eh?

This card is another combination of challenges:

The Theme Challenge at Kimmie's Pink Cat Studio Contest and the SC146 sketch challenge.

Here's my card:

Stamps - High Hopes, HOTP

Ink - classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Paper - Whisper White, handsome hunter, basic grey, michaels

Accents - Glitter, hemp, cord, snowflakes, stardust pen

This Wonderful High Hopes image is colored with Prismacolor pencils ( oderless mineral spirits) and Twinkling H20's

Have a Great Day!! and Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Merry Christmas..Challenges, Challenges!

I've combined many challenges with this card. I always seem to be a little behind so I'm trying to catch up a little.

This card is for the Supply Challenge at Kimmie's Pink Cat Studio Contest. There are only a few days left so hurry and get your cards in!!

This is also for Allison's B&W Challenge for Christmas. Allison is offering terrific blog candy on her Fabulous blog.

I made this card with the SC145 Sketch Challenge and the WT135 Bling Challenge:

I had a great time making this didn't take very long at all...and I am so surprised that a B&W card can look Christmassy.

Here's my card:

Stamps - Inkadinkado

Ink - Versafine Black

Paper - Whisper White and Fiskars Black CS

Accents - Glitter, bling, ribbon, cuttlebug embossing, cuttlebug snowflake die, paper piercing.

Parts of the cuttlebug embossed snowflakes have glitter (mainly the circles of the flakes). The die cut snowflakes have glitter on them. I used the xyron to glue the snowflakes on the black CS.

Have a Great Day!! and Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Hope and Prayers!

This card is a RAK for the Dunn family. Both of their twin babies are battling cancer. You can read about it here;

Crafty Engineering

I used Kimmie's sketch from the Pink Cat Studio contest she is holding on her Fabulous! blog Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner

I am hoping to do some more sketch challenges (trying to combine them). I love doing them...I just need a little more time...I'm sure a lot of people can relate. It seems like sketch challenges and cards are in full swing right now...everything is so Gorgeous with the colors of Fall and Christmas on the way. I love it..there are so many Beautiful creations to look at ...and I am probably spending more time than I should on the Puter....But it sure is fun!!

Enough Babbling......Here's my card:

Stamps - High Hopes, SU Priceless, SU So Many Sayings

Paper - whisper white, blue bayou, dcwv metallic paper, magnolia papers

Ink - classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, old olive

Accents - pearls, stitching, cuttlebug corners, coluzzle for the scallops, cord, hope charm, stardust pens, stickles and paper piercing.

This Fabulous High Hopes Image (from my daughter...Thanks Trina) is colored with Prismacolor pencils ( oderless mineral spirits) and Twinkling H20's

Have a Wonderful Weekend everyone.....and .....Thank you so much for looking and your Fabulous comments.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Smilin' Pumpkins

We had a very good Thanksgiving. We celebrated it on Saturday. Each of our 3 girls brought something for the meal (it was so nice....more time to visit). There were also 3 dogs in the house...and they were all really good.

The card I have for you today is the first Halloween card I have ever made. I love Halloween papers and colors .....and have been inspired by all the wonderful Halloween cards and projects everyone has been making.

This card is also for my mother...who always has a Lovely smile for everyone.

I used the SC144 sketch challenge.

Here's my card:

Stamps - SU Batty for you, SU Canvas, Will'n Way. Paper - Whisper white, dcwv textured CS and printed paper, SU dp, assorted cs scraps. Ink - classic black, close to cocoa, old olive and elegant eggplant. Accents - ribbon, stickles, stitching, colluzle, paper piercing and cord. Image is colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS....and then mostly covered with stickles.

Thank you for looking everyone and your lovely comments!!! Have a Great Day!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Happy Fall!

It is Thanksgiving on Monday for Canadians. So to all my Canadian Blogger Friends, "Happy Thanksgiving!". To all my other Blogger Friends ...wherever you may be from..."Happy Fall!"

This last weekend we went to Saskatoon to visit my mother....who is doing very well. We took my brother Dana along....He is the one that has terminal can read about it here.

On our way down Dana was telling me about all the Beautiful Cards he has been receiving. He enjoys them so much that he won't open them all at once..he opens one here and there to stretch the enjoyment and have something to look forward too. He was in awe to receive them from all over the map. He would like to thank and let everyone know that he appreciates them SO Much!!

I'd like to Thank everyone as well......not only for the cards but for what they did....It was so wonderful to see him so happy and excited about has definitely made him feel less alone in the world. You are all Wonderful!!!

Here is my Fall card......It is made with the SC139 Splitcoast Sketch Challenge.

Stamps - SU Seasonal Whimsy

Paper - Whisper white, Chocolate chip, Costco

Ink - Earth elements markers for coloring stamp, classic black, old olive, creamy caramel and close to cocoa.

Accents - ribbon, flowers, brads, stitching, stardust pen and cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking and your kind comments! Have a Wonderful Weekend!!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thinking of You Card!

This card was made for Kristines Uncle who is also living with Cancer. You can see her Fabulous Blog here Ink Something.

This card was also made with the SC142 challenge right here.

Here's the card:

Stamp - Noble Deer

Ink- classic black, creamy caramel and close to cocoa

Paper - colormates coffee brown, basic grey, whisper white and sizzix stack

Accessories - eyelets, stitching, cord, medallion sticker, piercing

Image was colored with Prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's

Thanks for looking everyone!

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Another RAK request and Carla's Sketch

Norma's MIL is celebrating her 90Th Birthday. Sadly she has also been diagnosed with invasive stomach cancer. Norma has requested that birthday cards be sent for her MIL in the colors red and white...which are her MIL favorite colors.

If you would like to send a card for Norma's MIL you can go to Norma's Blog Ditty Dots for more info....what a wonderful way to make someone smile.

Here is the card I made for Norma's MIL. I also combined Carla's sketch challenge with this card.....Carla has a Wonderful Blog, fabulous sketches and is also offering candy...Moralia's Weblog

Stamps - the image is from my daughter but I think it is Penny Black. Hampton Art sentiment. The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils (oderless mineral spirits) and H20's

Paper - SU whisper white, DCWV textured CS, Provo Craft Super slab (printed paper)

Ink - SU classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa.

Accessories - flowers, ribbons, brads, glitter, cuttlebug, stitching, embossing powder.

Have a Great Day Everyone!! Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Blog Candy, Tagged, Best Blog Friend Award and Thank You!!

Blog Candy

I am a little behind in my posts. I have been away on and off for the last 2 weeks on holidays. During this time I received this "Fabulous Blog Candy" from Carla and this Beautiful Bella card. I'm going to have a ball with these goodies. Thanks Carla!!!

Check out Carla's blog..not only is it "Wonderful",...she also has a really great sketch challenge going on for more terrific blog candy.


I've been tagged by Julie at Mutch to Stamp

This is another little tag game to play to share some info about yourself.

Four place I have worked;

1. Full time babysitting for a family when I was just out of school. I took care of 4 children ...they were great kids. I was very young though and was pretty new to cooking...I had to make them and the parents dinner and begin supper. I was petrified!! But no one complained about the food....and no one

2. Waitress and short order cook.

3. I almost forgot.... I also sold Fuller Brush for awhile.

4. Self employed craft business for approx 13 yrs. This was lots of work but also a lot of fun ...participating in Craft shows in Saskatchewan...and selling at a number of different places in the province. Toward the last few years imports seemed to take over a lot of the market. Now I just do it for a hobby ....(a little pin money or rather I should say "stamp money"

Four places I have lived;

I've lived in Melville Saskatchewan all my life....It is a great place to live!!

Four places I have been on vacation.

1. Though out British Columbia.

2. The Black Hills...through out North and South Dakota....Mount Rushmore

3. Winnipeg Manitoba......Alberta -Edmonton and Calgary

4. Numerous National and Provincial Parks in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Four of my favorite foods;

1. Barbecued Steak

2. Ice Cream

3. Chocolate

4. Chinese Food.

Four places I would rather be right now;... Although I am quite happy right here.

1. Spending time with any of my family.

2. Shopping with an unlimited supply of money.

3. On holidays with my hubby (again an unlimited supply of money would be appreciated here

4. Stamping

Instead of tagging anyone specific I am tagging anyone who would like to play.

Best Blog Friend Award

I almost missed this one.....what a nice surprise.

My good friend Charly honored me with this Wonderful Award. Charly's blog is "Fabulous and Inspiring" so be sure to visit Charly's Crazy Corner.

I am I believe to tag 5 more....this is very hard cause I would just like to tag all my Wonderful Blogging friends with this award ....but I will just have to name a few beginning with







Here is the Award ..........

Thank You!! Thank You!!..every one for all your kind, warm comments, prayers and blessings concerning my brother.

Your response to this RAK request is phenomenal. You are all Totally Wonderful!! and I simply can't Thank you enough!!...


Monday, September 10, 2007

RAK Request and Anniversary Card!

RAK Request

Recently my brother (Dana) has been diagnosed with terminal stage 4 cancer. He has a very short time left...ten months being the longest with treatment. It still seems very hard to believe that he will not be with us for very long. He is a 55 years old, not married nor does he have any children. He has a wonderful appreciation for simplicity in life and handmade cards. Please go to my daughters blog to read even more about him.

If anyone would like to send him a handmade card...It would be so very appreciated. Please email me for his name and email is

Anniversary Card

Here is a card I recently made for my daughter Trina and her husband for their anniversary.

Stamps - Penny Black, SU Happy Everything

Ink - Black Stazon, creamy caramel, Black Versafine

Paper - Watercolor, Basic Grey, DCWV textured, Michael's black CS

Image is colored with watercolors and h20's

Accessories - coluzzle, stardust pen, flowers, brad, paperclip, stitching, embossing powder

Thank you all so much for looking and your lovely comments! Have a Wonderful Day!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Angel on Duty!

Happy Monday!!

Our 34th Anniversary was on Sat...and we had a Great Day!

Our family came over on and off during the day. In the afternoon one of our daughters and her boyfriend came down with their new puppy, "Buster"....a very cute little Maltese/Shitzu.

We all had a good visit outside and then went out for supper. We had a full evening as well with more company in the evening. All in all it was very nice.

We now have 3 grand doggies,... Harley, Wynter and Buster. Maybe I will have to start scrap booking. They are all adorable. I'll post some pics in the near future.

I have a card!...The angel is from High Hopes They have the most "Wonderful" stamps...that are just perfect for coloring. Be sure to check them here!!

I also used the sketch from Splitcoast SC137...a great sketch to work with. You can find it here. I also submitted this card for Kimmie's Kard Kontest!!! for the Supply Challenge.

This image was colored with Prismacolor pencils, oderless mineral spirits and Twinkling H20's. The angel on duty circle was computer generated.

Stamps - High Hopes Bethany Angel, SU Blooming with Happiness

Paper - Whisper white, DCWV, Basic Grey Perhaps

Ink - Classic black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Accessories - Flowers, brads, white gel pen, sakura stardust pens. coluzzle, ribbon, trim, stitching, embossing powder, circle and oval punch

Have a Great Day and Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dessert First! and Nice Matters.

It really feels like Fall here now. It has been cool for the last few weeks. I noticed some of the ivy leaves on my arbor are starting to turn red...hey seems like I talk about the weather alot doesn't it?

I've noticed many bloggers are already making Christmas cards....and they are all so Beautiful!! I'm hoping to start on some of my own soon. I like Halloween and love Halloween stamps but am never sure who to make Halloween cards for. Maybe I'll try making halloween Atc's.

Today I have a card that I made for my Son In Law....he's a pretty neat fella, with a great sense of humour .... and loves his dessert. Now I only have to hope the mail will get it to him on time.

I used the SC136 sketch for this was a very neat sketch. You can find this sketch here

Stamps - SU(Riveting, Fresh Fillers, Amazing to Zany), Karen Foster Snap Stamps and Stampendous.

Ink - SU (classic black, creamy caramel and close to cocoa), Chalk ink aquamarine.

Paper - Colormates coffee brown, DCWV, Sizzix little stack, SU ivory.

Accessories - may arts ribbon, brads, eyelets, glossy accents on balloon, stitching, tab punch and circle punch.

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils (oderless mineral spirits) and Twinkling H20's.

Nice Matters

I have been recently nomimated again for Nice Matters by Charly ....not only is she Nice...she is an Awesome Stamper...check out her blog ..Charly's Crazy Corner .

Thank you so much Charly I am so honered to recieve this award from you.

Because there are so many Nice bloggers out there ... I am simply nominating all the blogs in my favorite places. You are all Wonderful and I am so Happy to be in Blogland with you!!!

Take Care, have a Great Day! and Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Who Wants to be a Butterfly Anyway?

Well, it sure looks like summer is speeding by. The temps have been cool here for the last week....and the air gives a feeling of fall on my nightly walks. I'm not really complaining ....I don't mind fall is such a beautiful season. I also enjoy going to the craft shows that begin in the early fall.

Today we are painting our bathroom and bedroom .....but hubby got sidetracked and is making holes in the bathroom wall. He decided to build in our medicine cabinet... I can hear the saws right now......(it is a little scary). Even though he is a very handy fella....things don't always go according to his plan....and then he is not too happy....I think most wived know what that is So anyway...I now have to wait till the hole is finished to start painting...seems like a good time to post.....

Here is an ATC I made a few months ago for one of my daughters....

I mainly used scraps on this am not going to include a supply list...but if anyone has questions feel free to ask.

Thanks for looking and for all your Wonderful really makes my day!!!

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Nice Matters

I have been nominated for the Nice Matters award by these very Kind and talented ladies...Laura, Malieta and Beth. Thank you .....I am very happy to have been given this award and so lucky to know so many wonderful (NICE) bloggers.

The Nice Matters Award is a friendship award. This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. I understand that I have to pass it on to 5 other nice bloggers.......I know so many nice bloggers I could make a very long list...but here are 5........ Leni and Rein are a very talented team (mother and daughter) so I am counting them as one.

Not only are these people nice .....they have wonderful, inspiring sure to check them out.

Have a Great Day everyone!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Carla's Sketch Challenge

This is a card that I made not only for my DH's Anniversary but also for Carla's Sketch Challenge (which also includes fabulous Blog Candy). Check it out....Carla has a wonderful blog with fabulous creations....Scrappers Anonymous. Prepare to stay awhile and be amazed!

Here's my Card.....

Stamps - Bella, Karen Foster Snap Stamps..( I love these) SU Mini Mates.

Ink - Classic Black , Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa.

Paper - SU whisper white, kraft and DCWV.

Accessories - Ribbon, brads, cuttlebug flowers, fibres, stickles, stardust pens and stitching.

Image is colored with Prisma pencils and oderless mineral spirits.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!! Thanks for looking and your Wonderful Comments!!!

Friday, August 3, 2007

House Mouse Hee hee!

It is a beautiful day here today...not to hot or cool and not windy for a mm almost sounds like something is brewing doesn't it? We had a pretty bad storm a few days ago...with some hail damage on our van, one of my daughters car and my outdoor plastic end table....but hey, it could always be worse....and I must admit, the lawn certainly looks green now. Funny.. I can water and water the lawn and it seems to just barely hold its own...but give it one earth shattering, ground shaking storm and it just perks right up!

Today I have a card that I made for the recent Sketch Challenge;

This was a fun sketch to work with. Check out the gallery of submissions for this sketch ... it is Fabulous!!

Here is my goal was to make it suitable for even a fellas birthday...what do you think?

Stamps - House mouse, SU "It's your Birthday", Karen foster snap stamps.

Ink - Creamy caramel, close to cocoa, classic black and Vesafine black.

Paper - SU whisper white, DCWV textured card stock, K&C paper.

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits...balloons are accented with Sakura stardust pens. It's your birthday is embossed.

Accessories - ribbon, brads, stitching, paper piercing for corners, scallops are done with the oval scallop punch and the coluzzle.

Thanks for looking and have a, "Super Wonderful Weekend" Everyone!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for Marie's Card Sketch Challenge . I had fun making this card although I always seem to be on the late side.

This card also doubles as one of the RAKs to be sent out (this one is for my mother).

The inside says " I could walk forever in my garden".

Stamp - Penny Black.

Paper - K&Company. SU whisper white. SU cardstock.

Ink - SU creamy caramel, close to cocoa and classic black.

Colored with Prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits.

Accessories - may arts ribbon, stickles, stitching and computer for sentiments.

Thanks Marie for a Great Sketch!

I hope everyone is having a Great Day! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Tagged!! Bumper Card (RAK)

I have recently been tagged by Domenica and Charlene in a 'pay it forward' type of tag. I need to send out an RAK (Random Act of Kindness) to a friend, family or fellow blogger and then tag 5 others to do the same. I will send mine out in the next few days.
I am tagging...
Have a Great Day!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Hedgie Anniversary!

Tonight I am getting company. Trina, my daughter from Beinfait is coming down tonight. Yay!! She is actually going to stay here overnight and go to the lake tomorrow. We have lots of catching up to do (and stamp talk) will be fun!

I have an Anniversary card today. I participated in the Tent Topper Sketch Challenge:

My husband's parents will be celebrating their 52nd Anniversary this card is for them.

Stamps - SU Hedgehog Happiness

Paper - Whisper white, DCWV glitter stack and textured CS.

Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and oderless mineral spirits. Sentiments are done with the computer. Scallops are done with the coluzzle.

Accessories - Flowers, cord, ribbon, brad, eyelets, stitching, embossing glitter.

Have a Super Great Weekend everyone! Thank you for looking and all your kind comments.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I Thee Wed

Oh my Gosh!! It is here! We have a wedding to go to tomorrow and it is fore casted to be even hotter!!! I understand that the hall it is in has air conditioning..that will certainly be a help...although with over 300+ quests...I'm not so sure it will manage to keep everyone comfortable. Oh well...I'm sure it will be a beautiful wedding anyway.

This is my first wedding card. It is for my husbands young cousin...Lol..all his cousins are young...cause hubby is the oldest son of the oldest son that got married very young.....Wow..what a mouthful...anyone get that?

Anyway this card has NO stamping on it!! ....but does have ink....

The image is a copy write free image from flikr. I printed it out, adding the sentiment, onto semi gloss photo paper. I also printed out the, "i thee wed" sentiment onto Costco paper.

Paper - Costco celebrations, DCWV textured card stock, metallic paper and semi gloss photo paper.

Ink - SU olive green and close to cocoa.

Accessories - Maya arts ribbon, SU silver cord, bling, cuttlebug photo corners and stitching.

Thanks for looking......and I hope everyone has a Lovely weekend!!