31 Oct 2011

Happy Hallowe'en!

Good day - these are the cute little treat abags that I am passing out this year!

We live in the rural area of Southwestern Ontario, and we only get  few little munchkins that come around - so I can really stuff the bags full of candy and treats!!

I simply decorated up some kraft lunch bags that I bought at the grocery store, with Echo Park Apothecary 6 x 6 paper pad and a Martha Stewart spider web punch. I also added the #13 (how spooky am I??!) using Papertrey Ink's number die cuts!

Hope you have a spooky and safe evening!

26 Oct 2011


Good day and it's time for another The Cat's Pajamas challenge! This week the team is challenging us to use acetate on our projects - you know - those see through sheets of acrylic!

I decided to use one of the tutorils from Splitcoaststampers Resources page - there is a plethora or amazing projects and the tutorials to go with them.

I found an Acetate Box tutorial and decided that it didn't look too hard to put together - I'm all about being easy these a crafty sort of way!

I decorated it up with my new stamp set - Geronimo! and my new Circus border die - love it! with the Circus Panels to boot!

This little guy is parachuting in to get all that candy that I have stuffed in this box!

Too late little buddy - it didn't last long after this picture was taken ;)!

24 Oct 2011

Happy Bird Day!

For the Hambo Stamps challenge this week there is a sketch to follow! I kind of have a love/hate thing going with sketches - Until the card is done I never know whether it is a thumbs up or down.

This is a thumbs UP!

Here is my card featuring "Happy 'Bird' Day", a digital image from Hambo Stamps.

I used Echo Park Candy Shoppe designer paper, Martha Stewart/EK Success deep edge gift punch and My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish! 

You can click on any picture at the bottom of this post and it will take you to that product! How cool is that??!!

23 Oct 2011

Nature and Accordians...?

Yes I know it sounds weird, but I'm going to say that it will all make perfect sense when I explain it!

The Cat's Pajamas have an inspiration challenge this week which is to be inspired by the following photo:

Well, I have nothing remotely associated with music, rock and roll or microphones when it comes to The Cat's Pajamas so I decided to make an ACCORDIAN BOOK!!! Doesn't that make perfect sense??!! Of course it does....erp..

I found the instructions for the accordian fold booklet on the resource page at Splitcoaststampers--a fabulous spot for so many instructions for projects!!

Lots of pictures for you from cover to last page!

I'm kind of feeling proud of myself for thinking outside the box! yay!

20 Oct 2011

I Miss You...

I came across a new blog this week called CASE Study Challenge Blog. I know some of you are saying " WHERE has she been??!"

"The idea behind our challenges is all about getting inspired by some of the most talented paper crafters in the industry. We will feature a new Guest Designer (Muse) every month, and show you how this person inspires us. Then, we want you to do just the same! Simple and easy, huh?"

This week, the muse is Niki Estes! Now to say I have loved Niki's work is an understatement for sure. I have been following her for a couple of years and love her sharp, fresh designs and on occasion have even been know to CASE a few of her cards - and here I am doing it again!

This is the card we were given and of course I love it!

and this is my card that I made CASing Niki!

A little different, which is the whole point of the challenge but a lot the same, which is also the point!

Hope you like it!

15 Oct 2011

City Hello

Good morning! I am not on the Hambo Design Team anymore, but I certainly wanted to keep doing their challenges at the Hambo Hoedown so that I could receive a cute digi image each week!

This week, the challenge is a colour challenge - green, purple, orange and black - perfect for Hallowe'en colours!!

Of course, I didn't make a Hallowe'en card LOL, trick or treat!!!  

The image I used is actually  a rubber stamp called Skyline and is perfect for a  general, everyday card - which is what I made!

The little road at the bottom of the image was drawn in by just needed something to anchor it with the "HELLO" alphabet stickers by Prima.

I just coloured the Skyline with my copics with the challenge colours, cut out a cloud diecut and put them together!

Thanks for coming around!