Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Card Concept #6 - Create a Birthday Card're pretty much seeing double here.....if you're comparing my BIL's Winnipeg Jets themed card with this card!

The previous card was actually the ''copy-cat" as this card was completed first but couldn't be published until the this challenge went live!

Isn't this the coolest cake ever? And how about those yummy colors? Yep, fabulous. This cake has a little bit of everything going on - moss, mushrooms, wood grain, lace, pretty flowers...quite the mix that is sure to inspire some interesting creations!

My card was quick and easy peasy! A few strips cut from colors inspired by the flowers on the cake, some scored lines for definition and a Silhouette sentiment. I popped up the design panel using 3D foam dots.

And YAY...we had another huge turnout for the last is SOOO exciting! I've met so many nice people in my travels through blog land and look forward to stopping by for another visit! Thank you all so much for embracing our challenge so enthusiastically!

Here's the link to the next CCC challenge. Hope to see you there :)

I'm also linking my card up to this week's challenge at Seize the Birthday challenge which offers an option of adding stitching to your card. There are tons of cards in  the gallery...why not join in the fun?

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Our dear friend Anita
 who lives far away,
Had a birthday sneak by us
One month ago today!

Bev called us together,
she plotted and planned,
on how to surprise her
without showing our hand!

The plans were discussed
Now what shall we do?
To make things all better
And have some fun too!

Let's have a party
Darnell shouted out!
One month later?
 A doubt!

So put on your party hat
no matter the date,
... hey, we're only one month late!


I hope that your 'real birthday' was fun as fun can be and that you took time out just for in no "maison" work.  Cyber hugs to you...for now!

The party is over at Darnell's blog so, skip on over and join in the linky fun! Many thanks to Darnell and Bev, party planners extraordinaire!

Card deets:  PTI - All About You (likely one of their original stamp sets!); Memento Teal Zeal ink

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hello Carol!

After what seemed like weeks and weeks and weeks of waiting...the day finally arrived!

I got to meet Carol from Just Me C !

With our dear daughter Brady in tow (actually I was the 'in tow' as Brady did the driving) we left Calgary and headed out to Canmore, a beautiful ski resort town in the Rocky Mountains, about 1 hour away from Calgary.  Our itinerary - a cup of coffee, a little bite of a treat and the best meet Carol!

What a thrill!

We arrived at the restaurant a bit early, but minutes later Carol walked in and came right over to our table.  Huge hugs all around...followed by conversation similar to what two longtime friends would engage in!  We talked about biking, and work, and crafts, and shopping, and cooking, and weddings, and travel....

Carol is a absolute gem!!! The first thing I noticed were her eyes! Beautiful 'smiling' brown eyes full of warmth and kindness. She is funny, entertaining and beyond sweet....just like her posts! Honestly, I could have sat there for the entire day! We still had so many topics to cover....but Brady and I had to get back to Calgary for a dinner date with Brady's boyfriend Jeremy!

Here we are in  the restaurant, enjoying some yummy goodies and each other's company! The picture says it all - we were thrilled to have had this opportunity to meet!  The best thing is that Carol lives only one hour away from Brady so I know that there will be more visits in the early as this summer!  Like Carol would say...YAY times a million!

Doesn't Carol look amazing! See what I mean about her 'smiling' eyes! And although Carol likely won't agree with me - I love her hair!  Me...well I've decided that I need a haircut and that a horizontal striped shirt does not work well in a photo!  But you know what? That part doesn't matter. The real life friendship is what it is all about!

My apologies Carol for the tardiness of my post. We have been "computerless" for the past week while our new rig was getting all readied for action!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


.... not a challenge....not a DT project...just a card to wish my BIL a happy birthday!  He is an avid Winnipeg Jets hockey fan, as are his children and my sister!  The Winnipeg Jets are an NHL hockey team that plays out of Winnipeg, Manitoba (about 4 hours from Dauphin).

A quick & simple project made by criss crossing a few 1/4" strips of card stock. The silver represents the jet on the Winnipeg Jets hockey jersey. It is hard to see in the photo, but I scored lines on either side of the paper strips, stamped a dollar store stamp greeting and done!

I'm off bright & early tomorrow morning for a visit with our daughter in Calgary! AND if that isn't exciting enough...I also get to meet Carol from Just Me C in real life!  We are meeting for a coffee on Saturday! I will share a pic or two when I get back!

Happy crafting!

the Card Concept - Challenge #5 - Use Colors: Lime, Espresso & White

Welcome back!

I know that I've said it before....but WOW....the display of talent each week is unbelievable, as is the support for our new challenge! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us :)

This week's challenge is an awesome color combo! I love deep, rich browns, especially when paired with lime green!

My card was inspired by the colors in the photo and the graphic pattern created by the sticks of the yummy cake pops....all so perfectly lined up....

....well, almost perfectly lined up!  The OCD in me would really like to reach into the photo and straighten those that are a bit askew!  

I tweaked a Silhouette cut file to create my pattern. The pattern was repeatedly cut  in white, green and brown and then paper pieced to create the design.

The sky is the limit with a color challenge! I can hardly wait to see what you create!

This photo has made me I'm off to raid the deep freezer because I know that there is a tray of homemade brownies left over from Christmas.  Can't figure out why they never made it to the Christmas desert buffet table ???? 

I'm thinking that one of the cats likely hid them there!

Happy crafting!

Card Details:  AC colored CS; CTMH white CS; Silhouette cut file - Chevron Border