Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Still being Peaceful at the Jingle Belles Rock.

Since I had some time this past weekend I made another peaceful scene for the Jingle Belles Rock challenge.  I did have a much more elaborate card planned but when it came to do it the fussy cutting was way too involved.

I left the scene Black and White but sparkled it up with some wink of stella. The birds are fussy cut and popped up, all the colouring was done with atyou Spica glitter pens.

Closer look at the birds.

Classic Christmas sentiment.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Peace on Earth

ABC Christmas challenge ~~ R is for Red

12 Months of Christmas Link up ~~ Traditional colours (optional)

Thanks for checking out my blog today I hope you find some inspiration to get your Holiday card started.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Just Chillin' and Relaxin" at Shopping Our Stash

It's August and time to do some Chillin' and Relaxin' at Shopping Our Stash, August 15 is National Relaxation Day!! and we are celebrating with project showing what is relaxing to you.  I find colouring is very relaxing for me and I often have images coloured ahead and of course when I'm at the cottage I totally relax and take walks along the beach. So for this challenge I have a beach scene.

I used an image from House Mouse Designs and now seeing it a picture I should have used a lighter brown for the sand, you can hardly see the three super cute mice. 

By the time I finished my card the shadows were getting long and I had trouble with taking the picture, while I was taking it a super adorable golden lab was trotting over to see what I was doing but his owner called him back and he obeyed. 

Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to head over to the Main Blog and check out what is relaxing to the rest of the Design Team.

Monday, August 14, 2017

There is Peace at the Jingle Belles Rock challenge.

Only a couple of days left to enter the challenge at the Jingle Belles Rock, it seems I can't get the time to make a card the first week, since I do most of my crafting the week we are at the lake and the challenge starts on our short week there. Not that I'm complaining as we get to spend a lot of time at our cottage.

I chose to go with a "peaceful scene" as my word PEACE was too large for the card.  I also used clear wink of stella on the white parts of the card.

Finished inside with a favourite sentiment (and the only one at the lake) 

I would like to enter this in:

The 12 Months of Christmas ~~ #32 optional theme Traditional Christmas Colours

Thanks for stopping by today and it's time to get your Holiday cards started ~~ I am!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Spice up your Life...............

At Shopping Our Stash this week Challenge #315 is Spice up your Life!!!  No we don't want you to use spices we want a project inspired by one of the Spice Girls ~~ Baby Spice (could be a baby card or something cute) Ginger Spice (could orange or food inspired) Sporty Spice ((sports theme or colour of your favourite team) Posh Spice (something elegant maybe?) or Scary Spice (skulls, bats, Halloween)  Now those are some really helpful hints.  You can also get some great ideas from the Design Team projects at the main blog.  

I went with Ginger Spice just because I had this super cute Kraftin' Kimmie stamp which had Big Ben in it so I thought since the Spice Girls were a British group it worked well for the challenge. It also worked well for the Saturday Sketch challenge. The colouring was done with copics and spica glitter pens for the hat and dress just to make her sparkle.

Close up to show the sparkle.

Finished inside and in hindsight I think the orange ink would have been better.

Stash I used: NBUS stamp, NBUS SU die, Lace stick on ribbon

Challenges I would like to enter:

Thanks for checking my blog today and I'm looking forward to see which Spice Girl you choose.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

M is for Mink......

M is for Mink is the challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky stampers  which translates to Furry Critters!!! We want to see project with animals that have FUR.  I am sure you thought I would use a house mouse but surprise I didn't!!! (it was a thought) But since I acquired Stampers Anonymous Hipsters I just had to use one of them.

I'm so happy to be able to take pictures at the lake they look much more interesting than a plain background. I had to go to the break wall as the sun wasn't in the right place to take it on the deck. 
Not much to say about the card except I darkened the glasses and put wink of stella on his eyes.

As you see I used an Avery label maker for the sentiment, I bought it Saturday at a yardsale here is what came with it.

three sizes, 1/4" 1/2" and 3/8" along with lots of label cartridges. Now all I have to figure out is how to change from one to another. It came with the box all for $1.00.....SCORE!!!

I would like to enter this in:

Craft Stamper ~~ August anything goes.

Show us your Pussies ~~ Furry thing goes #21

Thanks for joining me today and head over to the "blog" and check out the rest of the design team projects, then get busy and make a project with a furry critter on it for us to see.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Count Down to Christmas......

Challenge #314 at Shopping Our Stash is Count Down to Christmas!!!  Let's get a jump start on the Holiday season. Since I'm shopping my stash I uses a very "antique" stamp it's a PSX/Santa Rosa dated 1999 and one of my oldest and favourite "St. Nicholas" stamp.

I'm not sure why but the green copic didn't work well on the greenery it just seemed to sit on top of the cardstock and I used the same as I always use.  

Finished inside

Other than the two older stamps I used all scraps from the scrap folder for my card.

I'm entering this in:

Jingle Belles Rock ~~ Here comes Santa Claus

Hiding in My Craft Room - #311 Freestyle with a twist Christmas in July

Don't forget to head over to the main blog and see what awesome projects the rest of the Design Team have created.

Thanks for checking my blog today and have a creative day!!!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Here comes Santa Claus.......

The jolly old fella is making his appearance at the Jingle Belle's Challenge!! Only a couple of days left to get this posted too.  Last Friday Lauren's card inspired me to dig out several dies that haven't seen a lot of action.

The Sleigh and reindeer are Marianne Designs (Creatables) The snow is an unbranded die and the fir trees are from Impression Obsession, I layered the sleigh and reindeer to give dimension. Since this was a "Santa" challenge I added the Santa hat brad (eyelet outlet store) to make it  appear as if Santa is driving the sleigh.

 I also added an Eyelet Outlet tiny red rhinestone from a package of swirly bling to Rudolph's nose.

Finished the inside with scraps left over from the front of the card,  and a very appropriate sentiment.

Challenges I would like to enter;

Jingle Belles Rock Here comes Santa Claus

Cas-ual Fridays Dies only
Rudolph Days - July cutting it close.

Thanks for visiting on this last day of July and have a creative day!!!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

It's a Wrap!!!

It's a wrap for the Eyelet Outlet Christmas in July Saturdays, I missed the first two but managed to find time to make two Christmas cards and this week I have two tags for you to view.  I hope you will also find time to go to the Eyelet Outlet Blog and see what the other design team members have made for this last Christmas in July Saturday.

I used my Sizzix tag die for the base,  The tag on the left I used a unmarked house die and a small fir tree. On the house I attached a Wreath brad and a super cute Snowman brad both are from the Eyelet Outlet Store, Blue enamel dots were used to simulate snow. 

Now on the tag on the right I used Silver animal print washi tape, Swirly bling red rhinestones and a Sock Monkey with a Santa hat all are from the Eyelet Outlet store.

Closer look at the house tag.

Isn't that snowman super cute?

Well this was a little hard to photograph, the washi tape is very glittery.

The Christmas Sock Monkeys are on clearance right now just in-case you need some for your Christmas crafting.  

I hope you have enjoyed the 5 Christmas in July Saturdays and found inspiration from the project from the design team that participated. 

My term is finished but I will keep following the Eyelet Outlet Blog for awesome ideas on how to use the Eyelet Outlet Products. 

Have an AWESOME Saturday!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Here I am with my last official post for the Eyelet Outlet Blog, the DT term is over. I will be participating in the last Christmas in July Saturday for the last one for the month. I have had a lot of fun designing for the Eyelet Outlet it has been fun trying to figure out different ways to use the products and I have learned a lot from the other design team members too.  I have always used the Eyelet Outlet Brads and had quite a nice collection too but best of all I'm not as washi tape challenged as I was.  So for my  card I used Purple pearl strips. 

The card is 4 1/4 X 6 1/4 I put the strip of purple beads around the outside edge of the die cut lattice and put single beads in the centers of the cuts.  I also used the beads for the bodies of the Butterflies.

The beads are perfect for the butterfly bodies

I just used the Smile die-cut as the inside can be finished for a birthday or for a get well or just thinking of you. 

The Pearl strips come in many colours and in rhinestone as well
the also co-ordinate with the swirly bling/pearls.

Check out the Eyelet Outlet Store for all your embellishments

Don't forget to visit the Eyelet Outlet Blog on Saturday for the last Christmas in July post and there will be two winners from the comments left on the blog.

Have an Awesome Day!!!

Butterflies, Bees, Dragonflies, Ants What do they have in Common?

It's the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash!!! Challenge #313 is all about bugs we want you to use any insect/bug on your project that you want to. I love butterflies so that is what I wanted to use and in a very different (for me) colour. So here is what I made.

I used an unbranded butterfly die and the sketch from Cheerful Sketches.
The white enamel dots are from the Eyelet Outlet Store. 
I started out to make a  5  1/4 square card but as I was placing the oval on the finished card I realized the opening was in the wrong place and the sketch didn't work that way, so I cut the card at the fold and placed it on the 5 1/2 square base.  That shows I shouldn't be watching a good mystery movie while I put my card together. 

Close up of the die-cut.

I didn't put a sentiment or finish the inside as this is one of those "generic" cards to finish as it is needed.

I will be entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to check out the Main Blog and see what the rest of the design team have made.

Have a creative day!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Celebrating Christmas in July at the Eyelet Outlet Blog ~~ week 4

How much fun is Christmas in July? I think it's awesome!!! So head over to the Eyelet Outlet blog and see what fun some of the other design team members have made.  I love making Christmas cards all year as when its time to get them in the mail I have enough for all my friends and family as well as a couple of swaps.

I love this super cute image from Sami Stamps  and it works perfectly to use the  cute ornament brads from the Eyelet Outlet Store, I  must say that the image is  a valentine one and has hearts hanging also she is holding a heart but now she is holding a super cute candy cane from the Eyelet Outlet 

Close-up of the ornaments and candy cane.

Finished inside of the card.

Eyelet Outlet Brads I used

There is a whole section dedicated to HOLIDAY BRADS have  a look.

Don't forget to come back again next Saturday for the final installment of .
Christmas in July at the Eyelet Outlet Blog.

Up Yer Kilt!!!

Well we can never say there are boring challenges at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers  ~~ challenge #89 is U is for Up Yer Kilt. We want to see plaid on your card.  I use plaid a lot but usually for Christmas cards so I had to stretch my mind on this one.  I was pleased to acquire TH hipster stamps of course these stamps as well as the crazy birds are WAY out of my crafting technique but I used that age old spot on the computer called Google and found some inspiration.

I always think when in doubt Black and White is always vogue. .

Close up of the image. 

Finished the inside with a favourite "old" birthday stamp.

There you have it my off the wall card with a bit of snark, thanks for checking out my card today, you have until Friday August 4th at midnight to get your "up the kilt" projects in.  Head over to the SoSS blog, check the rules and see what the rest of the design team have made. 

Have a wonderful day!!!

I'm entering this in:
Tim Holtz ~~ get hip for summer

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How Much is that Kitty in the Window?

Good afternoon and a beautiful afternoon it is too.  Today on the Eyelet Outlet Blog I have  a super cute window card featuring brads from the Eyelet Outlet and Brads store. 

I had this idea a while ago and I had to wait until I has some flower brads, they are mini flowers from the Eyelet Outlet Store. Since I was using the flower box I thought the garden tools (also from the eyelet outlet store) would look cute and peeking out of the window are two black kitties dreaming about the beautiful sunshine.

Here is a closer look at the super cute brads 

Finished inside of the card.

Brads I used today:
Cat Brads (12 per pack black & white)
Garden tools (12 per pack fork & shovel)
Mini flower brads (minis also come in lady bugs, bees, leaves and mini birds)

Thanks for joining me today and have a wonderful week.
See you again next Tuesday at 3.01 EDT

You Light Up My Life...............

Are you humming along?  You're welcome.  Shopping Our Stash wants you to light up the blog with your creations using anything with light. I went with light bulbs....Christmas light bulbs.

Since I'm crafting with limited supplies, I only have  a couple of paper packs with me but the one had this polka dot paper in a coral colour and wow I found some cardstock that went along with it so I made a Christmas card in a non-traditional colour.  The ornament brads are from the Eyelet Outlet Store.  They are so cute I had better stock up.  Of course my image is from House Mouse Designs

Finished inside of the card.

Thats all for now thanks for visiting today and head over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team have made.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

It's Saturday and at the Eyelet Outlet Blog it's Christmas in July!!!

I'm joining in the fun at the Eyelet Outlet Blog for Christmas in July!!! So after you have checked out my card head over to the EO blog and see the awesome projects some of the design team members have made.

For my card I used some unbranded dies both for the snow and for the Merry Christmas. I wanted to use those fabulous deer from the Eyelet Outlet store, they come 12 to a package and two different browns of course what would a winter scene be without a super cute snowman brad also an EO product.  So to give my card some pizzazz I added wink of stella to the snow lines and some bits of tiny clear swirl bling. (I have been working with the same package for months)

Close-up of the deer and check out that bling too.

Well that's all for this installment of Christmas in July 

The Eyelet Outlet & Brads store has many other awesome Christmas brads, bling and washi tape.

Christmas Challenges I would like to enter.
Jingle Belles Rock ~~inspiration (I went with white and blue with a bit of sparkle.)