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Thursday, May 30, 2013


Good Evening!
Well, its raining here again today, and we have even had a couple of thunder storms. My furr-babies are not impressed at all. Hubby will definitely have to fire up the lawn mower his next days off. Our grass did a lot of greening up after the 5 days straight of rain we had but it will really grow in leaps and bounds after these next 4 days of rain. He isn't impressed either, lol.

Anyway, we have an awesome challenge running this week at One Stitch At A Time, and the prizes that are being offered by several of my team-mates are spectacular! I wish I could play this time, so much candy I would love to win!! The theme is "Make it Stitchy". What this means is you MUST use a digital image or paper from our store, StitchyBear Digital Stamp Outlet. With 19 different creators, including Ms StitchyBear herself, I guarantee you will find something to design with. We are even having a sale right now with a spectacular discount AND there are Freebies too!!! Go ahead and check it out, I know you want to :)

Here is the card I made for this challenge:

Buttons & Image

Close-up of different paper patterns
You still have until Saturday, June 1st to enter this week's challenge; lots of time to play!!
Card Recipe:
Image: StitchyBear Digital Stamps "Daily News"
Medium: Crayola Pencil Crayons
Patterned Papers: HOTP
Sentiment: CTMH "Say It In Style"
Buttons: Mother-in-law's Stash
Threads: DMC
Ink: CTMH "Chocolate"

Here Come the Boys - #52 Must Have Buttons
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - #146 Use Sentiments

Thanks for popping by and I hope you visit all my DT sisters to leave them some love too.
Hugs, xo

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dahlia Fold Flowers

Good Day Everyone!
I am back today with the CASED card for this month's technique challenge, Dahlia Fold Flowers, over at Technique Time Tuesday. I am just loving all of the entries so far. Everyone is doing some fantastic work with this. I had a very difficult time choosing just one creation to case. I finally settled on entry # 2 by Shauna. In casing Shauna's card, I decided I would follow her layout but in a different colour scheme.

This is the card Shauna made:

Here is what I made based on her design:
Close-up of Dahlia

You still have 10 more days to create a project using May's technique and enter it into our challenge. If you are looking for the tutorial and where to link up your post, you will find it HERE. I can't wait to see your creation. Don't forget about the fabulous stamp set I am offering to one lucky winner this month too!
Card Recipe:
Card Base: The Greeting Card Company
Patterned Paper: HOTP
Paper for Dahlia: Creative Memories
Button: my Mom-in-law's stash
Thread: DMC
Stamp: CTMH 'Gracious Greetings' stamp set
Ink: CTMH 'Vineyard Berry'
Thank you so much for coming by to view my latest card :)
Hugs, xo

Monday, May 20, 2013

Eli's Bells

Well, once again it is time for a new challenge over at One Stitch At A Time! The theme for Challenge #164 is "Use a Digi". This is always a super popular theme for us as almost everyone has a digital image of some sort they can use.
 I really enjoyed the digital stamp I got to work with this week as it is so cute and very versatile! I even took a small break from my usual colour scheme!
Here is my card:

Ribbon Roses & Punched Scallop Circle

Flowers & Sentiment


The sponsor for challenge #164 is us...
Where one lucky winner, that uses a StitchyBear Digi Outlet image will win the set of images that the DT  used in challenge #162... So that's over $20 worth of images !!
We also have a prize of $3 worth of images for the runner up using a none StitchyBear Digi Outlet image...

Card Recipe:
Image: My Heart Pieces - 'Eli'
Cardstock & Patterned Paper: CTMH 'Unforgettable'
Medium: Pencil Crayons
Scallop Punch: Fiskars
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon Roses: my stash
Gems: Dollarama
Ink: CTMH 'Chocolate'
Sentiment: K & Company

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
365 Cards - Day 132 Super Sketchy Sunday

Thanks for dropping by to visit. Be sure to have a peek at all my teammates cards this week and eave them some love too.
Hugs, xo

I'm Gorgeous!

I'm so excited; its my turn to host this month's challenge at Technique Time Tuesday! For my challenge, I chose Dahlia Folding. Once again, the amazing Mynnette has created an easy peasy tutorial for you to follow.
This is such a versatile technique, and I just love making these wonderful flowers for my projects. A few of my fabulous teammates posted some ideas for variations on my technique too. You can find those HERE. One easy way to vary your Dahlias is using a scallop circle punch, as I have, instead of a standard circle.
I was super happy when our leader, Mynnette, said I could make a scrapbook page for a change. I have been gradually re-doing my children's albums and chose to do one of my son's pages using this technique.
Here it is:
Full Page
My son was almost a year old in this picture. He turned 29 this past December. Isn't he cute!

Main Dahlia

Dahlia Blossoms

Journaling Ribbon

Ready to hear what you could win this month? For May's Top Winner, I have donated this awesome set of 16 brand new stamps from Close To My Heart.
Each stamper who's card is showcased 
will receive 1 digital sentiment made by Mynnette! ;) 

Here's the digi sentiment you could win~
I can not wait to see what you will create with this month's wonderful technique. Be sure to come back on May 21 to see who's card I chose to CASE this month.

Supplies used:
Background paper: (unknown)
Layered Papers: Memory Stor
Dahlia Papers: Lilybee Designs
Brad: my stash
Pen: Creative Memories
Scallop Circle Punch: Creative Memories
Title: Provocraft

Thanks so much for popping by to visit.
Hugs, xo