Cuttlebug Challenge ~ Be Inspired #25

Happy Wednesday!  This weeks challenge at the Cuttlebug Challenge is sponsored by Sheetload of Cards and their sister site ShortCuts, who supplied the Design team with a few of their fab regular acetate and frosted card blanks!


Inside and close up of the embossed acetate.

Cuttlebug challenge 25 - inside card

cuttlebugchallenge25-close up

I embossed the base with the Bloom dot folder and then put the card together following the sketch provided to us by Alicia at Sheetload.  I have to say that I had a great time with this sketch, it was very inspiring!  Other than embossing the card base, it think the rest of the card is pretty straight forward.  If you have any questions I would be more than happy to help you out.

Paper:Bazzill, Fancy Pants (Delight)  Stamp:Stamping Bella (Cosmobella), CTMH (Say it in style)  Ink: Memento (Tuxedo black), VersaMark  Accessories:Imaginisce flowers, Peggy’s Pretties (clear), Cuttlebug (Bloom Dot), Clear ep, Copic markers, EK corner rounder (small).

I am off to play today, I have a few ideas and want to see if they actually work!  I also want to see what the other Design team members have been up to this week, and I am looking forward to seeing what you create!  I hope you have a great Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!



Feelin’ Groovy!

Happy Monday!  As you can see by the title of this post I am feelin’ groovy today!  The basement is finished and ready to go, we have already had people come by to see it!  I figured that I had earned the morning off, so I went to my playroom and came up with a quick and simple card for Taylor’s cupcake challenge.


Sorry about the picture size, WordPress is really giving me a hard time right now.  Anyways, I ran some Core’dinations Chocolate box cardstock and  Bloom Dot folder through the Cuttlebug then sanded it to reveal the yellow colour.  I then coloured my Hippiechickabella with Copic markers and matted her on the same core’dinations paper.  To finish off the card I added the fuzzy yellow flower and stamped groovy with CTMH’s playful Lowercase alphabet and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Paper: Core’dinations (Chocolate Box)  Stamps: Stamping Bella (Hippiechickabella), CTMH (Playful Lowercase)  Ink: Versafine, Memento (Rich Cocoa), Versamark  Accessories: Cuttlebug (Bloom Dots), CTMH brad (Chocolate), Fuzzy flower, Clear Detail ep.

I am going to go and make some chocolate chip cookies for the kids and then head back to the playroom for a little more me time!  I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Congrats ~ Mojo Monday #70

Happy Wednesday!  I’m still working on organizing…the never ending job!  It is all good!  I am trying to rearrange the house to make the most of  what little storage space I have.  Not an easy job, but it does feel good to see it coming together.  I want to have most of it done by Friday because I am going to go to the the very first crop at Lisa’s Scrap Shack  and will be gone for the night and most of Saturday too, so I won’t have a lot of time this weekend to get it done.


Today’s card is for the Mojo Monday  sketch challenge.  I used what was on my desk still from the other day and a Bella that I coloured a little while ago but had not used.

Paper:Bazzill, Basic Grey  Stamps: Stamping Bella, CTMH  Ink:CTMH, Versafine  Accessories:Mini rhinestones, Cuttlebug, Prismacolor pencils, oms, Peggy’s Pretties, Satin ribbon, Nesties, pop dots.

I have a PAC meeting at the school after dinner tonight and then I am going to try and figure out what I am packing for the crop.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


How Sweet it would be…

Happy Sunday!  I wish it was a cupcake kind of day and a fairy would come along to help clean up this house!   I’ve been busy trying to get this disaster of a house organized, and it has not been going well.  I think I am losing the battle!   It is amazing how much junk  5 people can collect over a year!   I decided to take a break today and play along with the Taylored Expressions  Cupcake Challenge.  I received this image from a Bella swap and just love it so much, it is so cute and was lots of fun to colour.


I coloured the image with prismacolor pencils and oms and added a little bit of Shimmerz to the wings, but I don’t think that you can see it in the picture.  I also used Spica glitter pens to colour in the flowers and added a rhinestone flower to her head band.  I then finished it off with a little bit of liquid applique on the cupcake.   Now if only everything else around here was this easy!

Paper:Basic Grey, Bazzill Stamps: Stamping Bella, MFT  Ink:VersaMark, CTMH, image unkown  Accessories:Spica glitter pens, Shimmerz, Queen & Co rhinestone, Liquid applique, Prismacolor pencils, oms, Kaiser pearls, Prima flowers, fine detail ep, Fiskars punch.

Well, it is back to work for me!  I hope you all have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by!


From Liam…

Happy Thursday!  Today’s card is from my 8 year old son.  I was trying to decide what to do last night when he asked if he could make a card too.  I didn’t have the heart to say no when he wrapped his arms around me.  So he started to colour away and said to me “If I do my very best work will you put it on your blog mom?”  Once again I could not say no!  So without further ado I present a card by Liam!


He worked so hard on this, he went and found the paper he wanted to use in the ‘kid stash’ (where I put all my scraps or things I no longer use) and put it all together himself.  I’m sure that he will be thrilled when he gets home from school and finds his card online!  

I’m off to play!  I hope you have all had a great day and as always thanks for stopping by!


{make a wish}

Happy Wednesday!  I am so glad that this week is 1/2 over now, I have been busy, busy, busy!  I have a quick birthday card to share with you today, I was starting to get silly with all of the red and green of Christmas cards the last little while so I decided to take a break and play with something else.

000_0272I stamped Bella with Versafine ink and coloured her in with Chartpak markers, (My step mom gave these to me because she no longer need them, gives me time to work on my Copic collection!)  and the hat with Spica pens.  I used stickles and liquid glass on the balloon.  The rest of the card was super easy.

Paper:Bazzill, CTMH, Basic Grey Stamps:Bella, Cornish Herritage Farms  Ink:Versafine, CTMH  Other:Stickles, liquid glass, Peggy’s Pretties, Chartpak markers, Spica pens, pop dots.

Well, I am off and running again today!  I am heading into Kamloops for a day of Christmas shopping!  I hope everyone is having a great day and as always thanks for stopping by!

4 holiday cards for the Verve release challenge!

Wow!  It has been a busy day full of card making for me today. The Verve Stamps holiday release sketches are all up over at Paper Craft Planet, a great new online forum!  I won’t have a chance tomorrow or on Saturday to work on them & get them posted over at Splitcoast on the Verve forum in time for the draw, so I made today a me day and got them all done!  I am exhausted now!  LOL  I am not going to go into detail on how they were made right now,we would be here forever, but I will list all supplies used.  If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will let you know.

VSHR2  Peace on Earth

VSHR2 Peace on Earth

 Paper: Metallic cs  Stamp: CTMH  Ink:CTMH, Versamark  Other:Terrific tape, Prisma glitter, ek snowflake punch, rhinestones, satin ribbon, clear ep, cuttlebug snowflakes.

VSHR3 Happy Holidays ~ Gingerbread

VSHR3 Happy Holidays ~ Gingerbread

 Paper: Bazzill, CTMH, DP ?, DCWV  Stamp: Imaginisce Ink: Memento, CTMH, Versamark Other: Glitter ritz, quickie pen, clear ep, cuttlebug, ribbon, liquid applique.

VSHR4 Bella Christmas

VSHR4 Bella Christmas

 Paper: Bazzill, Core’dinations,  Stamp: Bella, CTMH Ink: CTMH Other: Prismacolor pencils, oms, quickie glue pen, glitter ritz, liquid applique, pop dots.

VSHR5 Holiday branches

VSHR5 Holiday branches

 Paper: CTMH Stamp: CTMH Ink: CTMH Other: prisma glitter, quickie glue pen, ribbon, pop dots, Martha Stewart branch punch.

Well that is it for me tonight!  I need to get some sleep, Lee kept me up late last night with his cold and I don’t want it!  I hope everyone had a great day.  Thanks for stopping by!