Monday, October 20, 2014

Trick or Treat'n at The Pink Elephant!

 This week at The Pink Elephant, Ella's theme is "Trick or Treat" and she is looking for some containers and/or treat holders! FUN!!!

Our daughter was in the city all day on Saturday taking her first session of classes for Driver's Education, so I had the opportunity to browse Michael's for hours! I came across this kit of 9 milk cartons and an extra bonus - they were ON SALE! Cha-ching! So, I snooped around a bit more and found the cute clothespins and spiders and thought they would be perfect for extra decorations....I think they are super cute and I can't wait to fill them with candy corn or skittles etc.

The rest of Ella's girls have made OUTSTANDING treat holders - be sure to hop on over to the challenge blog and check them all out! We would really love to see what you come up with for this challenge - we all like the extra ideas and all the wonderful creations are oh so inspiring! Happy crafting!

Non-Traditional Christmas at Merry Monday!

Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, I get to play challenge hostess and I'm looking for some non-traditional Christmas colors on your projects...I typically love reds, greens, gold and silver at Christmas but more and more I'm really loving all these trees that people decorate with funky colors.

I had so much fun coloring up this cute little scene last week while visiting my good friend, Tamie. We got a good girls day in and a few images colored for upcoming challenges. Thanks again, girl! xoxoxo

Be sure to come play along with us this week - you can never start too early making those Christmas cards for your stash! The big day is coming faster than we think ;)

Click HERE to take you over to the Merry Monday blog! Stay tuned for my project for The Pink Elephant - coming up real soon! It's a real "treat!" ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4 CC #216 {Happy Birthday}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday....

This week, the challenge is being brought to you by Tamie and she's wanting to see "BIRTHDAY" projects. 

I had this little Saturated Canary cutie already colored up in my "digi folder" and whipped up this CAS design for today's challenge:

I sure enjoy coloring up these images...Krista makes so many awesome images! The sentiment is from a set called "Princess" from Sweet Stamp Shop - perfect fit!

Come on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog and see what the other Chicks have made. Their projects this week are amazing...I can't wait to see what you create for Tamie's challenge....happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Favorite Color Combo at Top Tip Tuesday!

 This week's challenge at Top Tip Tuesday is our favorite color combo....I have so many that it's always difficult to choose just ONE favorite, but I really, really LOVE Cherry Cobbler and Kraft together and so that's the combo I went with...our sponsor this week is none other than Kenny K - one of my personal fav's as well ;) Double bonus this week!


Prize 3 digital images of winners choice

Come on over to the TTT challenge blog to see what the rest of the girls have for you - and please come get crafty with us and show us YOUR favorite color combo - can't wait to see what you create! Cheers!

Monday, October 13, 2014

TPE #272 - Color Challenge!


Welcome back to my blog - this week at The Pink Elephant, we are having a color challenge...ORANGE/BLACK/COLOR OF YOUR CHOICE....

I wanted to make some treat boxes for my nieces and nephew and I chose "green" as my other color ....I had a lot of fun making these and they are filled with candy corn and jelly beans....

Be sure to hop on over to the challenge BLOG and see what Ella's girls have for you - and link up your project for us! Cheers!

Merry Monday #130 {Silent Night}

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family....I hope you had a wonderful weekend with friends and family and indulged in pies, stuffing and turkey...I know I did ;)

This week, it is our lovely LeAnne is our challenge hostess over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. "Silent Night" is her favorite Christmas carol, and her theme this week is to create a card evoking the calm, peaceful feeling of a silent night before Christmas!

For my card, I just wanted a solitude Christmas tree and a very CAS design....I always love to sit in front of my tree on Christmas Eve and just take in it's splendor....and that's what this challenge generated for me....

Come on over to the challenge blog and see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created using LeAnne's challenge - you will love all their creations...I hope you get some time to come and play along with us as well!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

All About Friends at Sweet Stampin'


Welcome back to my blog and happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!

This week over at Sweet Stampin' the theme is FOR A FRIEND....

Our weekly sponsor is none other than Flat Friends and they are offering up 2 digis to the winner!


For my card, I went through my stash of DSP and came across this pretty floral piece and wanted to use my new-to-me chandelier die from MFT....the sentiment is from TAWS....

I added a scallop trip top, a few gems and wa-laaa! Done!

I hope you get a chance to come get inky with us over at Sweet Stampin' .... just remember - you have to have some sort of stamping on your project! Come on over and check out all the juicy details!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Recipe Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! I hope everyone is doing well these days....I have been super busy this past week getting stuff ready outside to have our house re-sided! The very large deck we had on the house had to come down - so we disassembled it piece by piece (board by board) and let me just say OH.MY.GOSH. my hands are still sore and I found muscles on my body that haven't been used in YEARS! lol...but, it's all ready for the contractors - they will be here any day to get started. I will blog the process another day - once the new siding/trim is on. The deck will not be put back on for a year or so....but that's ok - one project at a time I've been told ;)

This week, over at 4 Crafty Chicks, our challenge hostess is the beautiful Tina. She's been "cooking up a brew" for us all to use this week - here's her recipe challenge:
  • use ONE image
  • use TWO pattern papers
  • use THREE bling
Here's my card using Tina's recipe:

This cutie is from Lacy Sunshine...these are larger rubber stamps, so I had to make my card a 5.25 x 5.25 this time around....she was a lot of fun to color. The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps....

I hope you get some time to relax and get crafty with us over the Thanksgiving weekend ... be sure to remember all that you are grateful for and enjoy that turkey, scrumptious pies, and bountiful friendships and family. Hugs!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

4 Crafty Chicks #214 {Sunshine!}

Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

Our challenge this week is being brought to you by Leanne, but first I'd like to say a huge welcome to Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs! It's so awesome to have you with us as a Guest Designer for October girl!!! Be sure to hop on over and welcome her and check out her blog - she's one talented chickie!!

For my card, I decided to let the designer paper do the "sunshine" part for me...I had my Puddle Jumper "Bonnie" from byLORi Designs already colored up so just had to put her all together with some rockin' papers and this cute sentiment from Sweet Stamp Shop:

I can't believe that October is already upon us and the air is cool, crisp and fresh. It has that "nip" in the air making you realize that Winter is right around the corner. I have been busy outside trying to get the yard all finalized up for the cold and snow. I am hoping we get a few more weeks of warm temps before it happens!

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog to see what all the other Chicks have created this week...such amazing projects!! Cheers!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Non-Traditional Christmas @ Top Tip Tuesday!

This week at Top Tip Tuesday, our challenge is "Non-Traditional Christmas." We want to see non-traditional colors for Christmas and you can also use non-traditional images if you would like too!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Zlatoena's Design:

One lucky winner will win 2 Digi images of winners choice.

I was lucky to be able to color up this wonderful snowman from Zlatoena's Designs and had such fun using pink/purple/black as my combo:

The awesome corner poinsettia die is from Memory Box:

My *tip* for this week is this: "when using small, tiny pieces of paper from die cuts such as this, use tweezers for picking up, handling and placement. It sure makes life a lot easier. I also use a nifty little tool called the QuickStik - works AWESOME!"

Be sure to hop on over to the TTT blog and see what the rest of the crew has for you - their creations are incredible!! You have 2 weeks to play along with us - come get crafty! Cheers!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Anything Goes at The Pink Elephant


Welcome back to my blog. This week at The Pink Elephant is one of my favorite weeks...the last Monday of every month is always an Anything Goes the door is wide open!! :)

I decided to make a "boy" birthday card since I do not have many masculine cards in my stash. And...this cutie was a lot of fun to color up :) 

This is Landon with a Banner from byLORi Designs...Lori's images make it soooo easy to create fun, cheery cards! Just look at those cheeks LOL...

Come on over to The Pink Elephant challenge blog and see what Ella's girls created just for YOU. Then, get crafty with us and link up your project so we can come leave you some love on your blog! Cheers!

Merry Monday #128 {Stripes and/or Polka Dots!}


Happy Merry Monday!! The countdown to Christmas is on you have your cards planned? Need some inspiration? Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is the PERFECT place to come hang out....

This week, it is miss Katie who is dishing out the's what she chose for y'all:

I love both stripes and polka dots, so I wanted to incorporate both on my card...I went in search of some DSP to help me out:

The dies made this card super easy to complete as i was running out of time last week before heading out to Banff...the stacking tree dies are from Distinctively Dee's and the "celebrate" is from MFT...

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog HERE to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have for you - so much wonderful inspiration for you to create some cards with us and add to your holiday stash!! Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just For the Guys at Sweet Stampin'

Happy Saturday! I hope this post goes live OK cuz as you are reading this, I am away from home in Banff, Alberta running the 10K in Melissa's Road Race! I have been wanting to do this run for the past 4 years but have been afraid of doing it since it's in the mountains. Well, this weekend is IT! Will update later when Diane and I get back....

This week at Sweet Stampin,' we want to see cards JUST FOR THE GUYS! Masculine cards are ones I do not have enough of in my stash and when I purchased this kit from CTMH I knew I wanted to make up some of these for Calvin's football coaches, teachers etc. The colors are perfect for guys and football is played in the fall, so I figured it was a great set!!

Our sponsor this week is: Yours or Mine Papercrafts - offering up a $10 Voucher


Please stop in at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the sweeties have created for you this up your project for us as well - be sure to have some STAMPING on your card/project!! Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

4 CC #213 {A Trio of Pairs}

Happy Thursday PEEPS!!

It's my turn to be the challenge hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and I have sort of a recipe challenge for you...

4 CC #213 {A Trio of Pairs}

I am looking for 3 different pairs on your project. So for example, my project is washi-wrapped tealites. 

As you can see in my photo above, I have 2 different colors, 2 different washi tapes and there are 2 tealights. Make sense?

I then went ahead and made a set of these cute goodies and decorated a tin to make a gift for someone special - take a peek:

 I used my Chalk Talk set and dies from Stampin' Up! to make my "for you" panel - added some large black/white striped ribbon to the belly band and DONE! Such a *CUTE* gift box full of smelly goodness! :)

Please be sure to hop on over to see what the rest of the CHICKS have for created for you - click HERE! Have fun!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sketch Week at The Pink Elephant!!

 This week, Ella at The Pink Elephant has an awesome sketch for us to play with - you can do so much with this one...deck it out or keep it CAS...I kept my card fairly CAS this week:

I colored up this cutie from byLORi Designs called "Puddle Jumper Baylee" and found some DSP to go with her for the panels, added some flowers and this absolutely PERFECT sentiment is from the Sweet Stamp Shop ...check it out:

Thanks for stopping in again...I hope you get a chance to sit and get crafty with us...we'd love to have you play along with our sketch this week! Come see what Ella's girls have for your crafting inspiration - HERE. You will not be disappointed...cheers!