Saturday, October 31, 2009

Creatively Yours News

Today I have some exciting news! Creativly Yours has announced their new design team. I'm thrilled to be the Senior Design Team member for the site. This is my 3rd term and I just love it. The sketches are so easy to work with and the site is so inspiring. Also joining the team are these lovely ladies:

Helen Hollinger
Victoria Warren-Mears
Irit Shalom
Carla Robinson
Vivi Rahman
Michelle Hodges
Janis Medina
Pam Sandy
Misty Miller
Jennifer Cassista
Sherry Owens

You can read more about them here. I can't wait to see all their lovely work.

So today I have a library pocket that I did for Creatively Yours. I decided to make it into a Christmas card. I'm all about Christmas cards right now as I have to get over 120 made!

Materials: My Mind's Eye paper and diecuts, Making Memories brads, Stampin Up punch, Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon & my sewing machine.

Well that's it for today, have a safe and fun Halloween!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

Happy Halloween! Ok it's a day early but I won't be posting tomorrow ;).

Today I have my Friday challenge from Humble Pie. This week we had a sketch to work with. I loved this sketch. It's not something I usually do, use triangles on my cards. Here is what I did with the sketch.

Materials: Humble Pie stamps, Crate paper, Copic markers, Making Memories stickers, Stickles, Spellbinders & sewing machine.

Make sure you link your card to the post at Humble Pie for your chance to win.

Have a spooky and safe Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Spooky SheetLoad Thursday!

Good morning, this is the last of my SheetLoad cards in the October issue. Today it's a Halloween card:

Materials: Scrapworks paper, Little Yellow Bicycle paper, DRS stamps, 7 Gypsies stickers, Smooch, Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Also don't forget the new SheetLoad available on November 1st:

Make sure to head on over to SheetLoad of Cards to see sneak peeks from the upcoming issue.

But before we jump into November '09, don't forget about the fabulous October '09 issue, sponsored by DRS Designs!! You still have time to enter the Show Us Your SheetLoad challenge for chances to win gift certificates from the sponsor!!

That is it for today, have a spooky Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

A favorite picture

Good morning! Today I have one of my projects using the Savvy'n'Sassy November ribbon kit. It will be available for sale next week. It's super yummy, filled with bright blues.

For this project I decided to use a picture that I absolutely love. I took it on our hike near Barrier Lake in Kananaskis this summer. It's my oldest just looking out and enjoying the view. My boys sure loved that hike. I can't believe they got all the way to the top.

Materials: Savvy'n'Sassy November ribbon kit, October Afternoon paper & diecuts, Making Memories tiny alphas, American Craft thickers, Daisy D rubon stitches, Basic Grey chipboard & Fiskars border punch.

That's it for today. A busy day here, the boys are off from school today. Have a happy Monday and I'll be back later in the week with some more projects.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SheetLoad Blog candy

Head on over to the SheetLoad blog today and find out how to win the adorable image above.

This digital stamp set is called 'Hope Fights' and was created by Melyssa of Whimsie Doodles, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

SheetLoad will be giving out four (4) free sets and you have until Monday at Midnight to get your name in the drawing.

Good luck!

PS: You can see more of Melyssa's creations at her Whimsie Doodles site.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Humble Pie Friday!

Good morning. I hope you are enjoying some lovely fall weather.

Every Friday over at the Humble Pie blog there is a new challenge posted. You can check here and I will have a new post every Friday. You can also head over to the blog and see all the wonderful DT creations.

This week the challenge is to crate a Halloween-themed non-card item (anything but a card). There are so many ideas, and the wonderful Humble Pie DT have come up with some awesome projects.

Here is mine:

Materials: Humble Pie Stamps Witch Maggie and Lamp post, My Mind's Eye paper, Spellbinders, Prima flowers, Copic Markers & Mica pen, Stickles & Kaiser pearls.

Make sure to link your project to the Humble Pie blog too. That's it for today have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SheetLoad Thursday

It's SheetLoad Thursday again. Today I have my favorite card that I made for the October issue. I love fall and the colors associated with it. So I had fun with all of them, but I loved the way this card turned out.

I used some old Daisy D, DRS stamps, Copic markers, Tim Holtz Distress inks, Making Memories Stickers, Prima Flowers, Robin's Nest baubles & Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon.

Well that's it for today. I'll have my final SheetLoad October project next Thursday. Have a happy Thursday.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SheetLoad's simple, special, stunning

It is time for the October edition of Simple Special Stunning at the SheetLoad of Cards blog, featuring samples by Katie Skiff.

Each month one of our artists will share three different cards that use the current layout. Each card is a "step up" from the previous one, but they are all fabulous. It is a good way to show how SheetLoad is geared toward papercrafters of all levels.

Here are some sneak peeks to whet your appetite...

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Christmas Tag

Good afternoon. It's Monday again. I had a lovely weekend shopping and such with my sister but now it's back to the daily grind.

Today I have a tag that I created using Ali's sketch at Creatively Yours. Oh and you have until tonight to get your applications in there for a chance at the DT. The sketches are fun and easy.

I used My Minds Eye paper, Prima flowers & leaves, Daisy D rubon stitches and my spellbinders.

That's it for today, it's a busy one here, lots of catch up and a busy week ahead. Have a great day.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

SheetLoad Sponsor Spotlight

It is time for the monthly Sponsor Spotlight at SheetLoad of Cards!! This month's featured company is DRS Designs; the sponsor for the October '09 issue.

Head on over there today to find out more about the company, learn how you can enter to win DRS Designs Gift Certificates and find out about their special offer for SheetLoad readers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Humble Pie buttons & bling challenge

A double post day! This afternoon I have my card that I made for the buttons & bling challenge over at the Humble Pie blog. Head over there to check all the wonderful DT creations. If you do a card be sure to leave a link in the post at the Humble pie blog for a chance to win $10 in Maggie money (to buy some Humble pie stamps). Here is mine:

Materials: Humble Pie Stamp Witch Maggie & haunted house, My Mind's Eye paper, buttons, stickles (on the stars), Martha Stewart punch, Copic markers, Smooch, Daisy D Rubon stitches.

Have a super weekend!

SheetLoad Friday

It's SheetLoad Friday! I have another of my cards from the ezine today.

Materials: 7 Gypsies paper, DRS stamps, Bazzill Buttons, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distress inks & Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon.

That's it for today. I'm off for a lovely weekend with my sister. We are going shopping and to the spa in Montana. I'm looking forward to it. Enjoy your Friday.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Hello! Today I have sketch 21 from Creatively Yours. I went with some golf photos of my big guy. He's really into golf now. He's getting pretty good.

Super quick post today. Don't forget to check out the DT call at Creatively Yours. It's a fun place to be. I'll be back tomorrow with my SheetLoad Friday. Have a great day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well, if you were in Calgary yesterday you saw the snow storm. I could not believe it when I woke up yesterday morning. There was snow everywhere! So in honor of that, how about some Christmas Cards. I did these using the October Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon kit. This was yummy, all the black. And I thought great for Christmas cards, so I went to work. These are for my Mom to use.

Pretty quick and easy but they work. Well that's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with my Creatively Yours sketch for the week. Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm a Baker!!!

I'm so thrilled to tell you that I'm joining the Humble Pie Stamps Design team. If you haven't seen these stamps you must check them out. They are brand new and so cute. I'm just getting a chance to play with them and I will have some projects to show over the coming weeks. You can see these cute stamps here. You can also go to the blog to check out all the wonderful creations from the other Bakers. Joining existing Bakers Phebe, Kim, Tricia, Leah, Amy, Angie & Melanie are Kim, Lisa, Janet, Katie and me!

Just a quick post today. It's snowy and yucky today and I have a sick little boy. I'll be back later this week with more creations. Have a great day.

Friday, October 9, 2009

SheetLoad Friday

TGIF!! If you are in Canada, have a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Today I have another of the projects I did for October's issue of SheetLoad of Cards. It took this month's sketch and used it for a layout.

Materials: Pink Paislee paper, DRS stamps, chalks, Bazzill flowers, Prima flowers, Fiskars border punch & Elle's Studio tags

That's it for today, have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A blog award

The wonderfully talented Julie passed this award along to me this week. She does some stunning work, head over there and check it out.

Here's the info on the blog award:

* Say thank you and give a link to the presenter of the award
* Share “10 Honest Things” about myself
* Present the award to 9 other bloggers whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design or to those who have encouraged me
* Be sure to tell the 9 bloggers chosen that you are giving them the Honest Scrap award and provide the guidelines for them

10 Honest things about me:

1. I'm a neat freak!
2. I wear my warm woolie socks when I'm at home.
3. I'm a worrier, I worry about anything and everything
4. I love my coffee and can't live without it
5. I love being a mom, it's the best thing I ever did. I don't regret not having a career either.
6. I sometimes do more than I should and really tire myself out. I'm working on that one
7. I am a morning person, I'm up early and I love the quiet house first thing in the morning.
8. I hate bugs, I mean I really hate them
9. If I could I'd travel the world
10. I'm a home body. My favorite thing to do is stay at home and putter around.

9 bloggers who I love:


Creatively Yours Sketch #20 & DT Call

Good morning!

Today I have Creatively Yours sketch #20 to share with you. I used some October Afternoon paper, Basic Grey buttons and Chipboard and some Elle's Studio on this one.

Also, Creatively Yours is having a DT call. You can find out all the details in this post. If you enjoy sketches definitely give this a try.

Well that's it for today, I'll be back later this week with some more creations. Have a happy Tuesday.