Monday, June 30, 2014

Wisteria Beauty

We have a beautiful Wisteria tree that adds lovely color and texture to our backyard.

Check out this sneak peak of my layout on the Core'dinations Cardstock Blog today.

Coredination Supplies
Black Magic Cardstock, Whammy
Graphic 45 Lights Collection, Spring Green , Fresh Lilac
Sand it Set
Other Supplies
May Arts Ribbon
Tombow USA adhesive
My Favorite Things Leaf filled flourish Die
Couture CreationsFresh and Fun collection, Magical Folder

Color Me - Sweet 'n Sassy - on the Sunday Challenge blog

Hello and welcome to my blog...

I just think my blog post title for today is so cute.... Color Me.......
Hope you enjoy the catchy phrase.

Today, I would like to share a CAS  (Clean and Simple) card.  This is a very clean and simple card for anyone to complete and I loved the challenge at CAS on Sunday challenge blog.  So lets get started.
CAS on Sunday has a challenge #36  all about Birthday's.

Here is my card, which I am playing along with at these 3 fun websites  for all to visit.

Sweet 'n Sassy has a anything goes challenge this week.  Go check out this great community of designers.  The shop has something for everyone.  They are currently celebrating a new release.

Visit Color Me Card Challenge blog and you will find great color challenges.  Join this community as well.


Westcott Brands scissor's and trimmer
Sizzix Die Cuts

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ann Butler Stamps -

Here is a sneak peak of my post over at Ann Butler Designs.  Hop on over and see what I created with Ann Butler EZ-De's Kellycraft Stamps.

Friday, June 13, 2014

CHA Canada Barrie Ontario

Hello and welcome to a special review from a CHA Canada Retreat.

I am a member of CHA North America and CHA Canada.  This membership has brought great joy and wonderful experiences to my life.  I would encourage everyone within any design discipline to become a member of CHA.
June 6, 7 and 8th was the date of the retreat held in Barrie, Ontario.
The event was held at Kempenfelt Conference Centre. 
I arrived early, toured the well groomed resort grounds and water front.  No bugs to speak of, which was a pleasant surprise.  
I started out with Nancy Donaldson who taught me to make a crochet necklace.

Love this necklace, going to make 1 in every color.

Sponsors of this retreat were the following generous companies.  Please support these leading companies within the crafting industry, as they truly are generous sponsors.

Creations Country Bear provided a large 12x12 stencil, they are located in Sherbrooke, QC.

Instructors who lead workshops were:

 This retreat is held annually so be sure to check out the CHA website for all the opportunities available to members.  Will you be ready to join next year?

Visit the Communities Section of the CHA website.

Become a member.
Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Core'dinations and Stampendous

Hello and welcome to the Core'dinations and Stampendous blog hop.  We have a great hop organized for you with lots of inspirational projects to share with you.

 We are celebrating with Stampendous this week!
We love the way our cardstock "core'dinates" with Stampendous stamps, don't you?

Of course there are prizes this week! Three prize packages will be awarded.
The package from Stampendous includes the Lovely Garden Stamp
; the Matching Lovely Garden Cutting Dies;
a Sand It Kit from Core'dinations which includes a sanding
block, replacement sandpaper, and a "must-have" Dust Buddy clean up cloth;
AND Core'dinations will also be sending the lucky winners some of our
fantastic 6" X 6" paper pads. PLUS an extra special bonus - our friends at
Dreamweaver Stencil will be adding the gorgeous Stone Wall stencil that Jamie Martin from Stampendous used in her
terrific card she'll be posting this week (you can see a peek of it on the
blog banner!)
We'll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week. Then we'll
choose one comment from each. Of course we'll love you even more if you pin
our projects to your Pinterest Boards or if you Tweet, or Share on Facebook,
follow us, like our pages. You know the drill! Here's who is posting today!

Here is my canvas that I designed for the hop.  

 Look at this master board I created using the Core'dinations 110 lb. cardstock.  The Clearsnap Colorbox Spritzers explode with vibrate color intensity on this Core'dinations 110 lb. cardstock.  This Core'dinations 110 lb. cardstock is a must in all multi-media designers studio supplies.

 After stamping the master board with the Stampendous cling rubber stamps, I used the matching Cutting Dies.  This was such a pleasure working with matching cutting dies.

Next up on the blog hop is the talented  Jamie Martin.

Core'dinations Cardstock 110 lb. cardstock
Core'dinations Sand it Gadget 
Stampendous Cling Jumbo Hydrangea Garden Stamp Set CRS5067
Stampendous Cutting Dies for Stamps Hydrangea Garden Die Cut Set DCS5067
Stampendous Clear Stamps Discover Today SSC1200
Tombow Adhesive

Monday, June 9, 2014

Cardmaker Magazine and Tombow Adhesive

Hello, I have a cute card that I wish to share with you that features a front panel  cut-out window.
Cardmaker Magazine has a challenge going on at the Card Challenge Corner which features window cards. 
Here is my card with a decorative edged window.
I have used many of my favorite products and will be playing along with additional challenges.  A wonderful designer Marie Browning from Tombow has challenge on the Tombow blog.  Marie's challenge is to design anything "Bird related".  So, I am going to play along with this challege and submit this card.

Spring time is a special time of year that bring us blossoms and makes all of us think of the new season upon us which includes birds.  At the Verve Stamps blog they have a June challenge calling for "Winged Whimsy".
I just love this Winged Whimsy challenge mood board photo.  This is a beautiful humming bird photo.

So, please join me and play along with one of these challenges and become a member of their community.  There are many designers on the websites that share wonderful designs that will give you inspiration to create beautiful cards of your own.

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting my blog.


Tombow Mono Adhesive and Markers
Core'dinations Cardstock, 110 lb cardstock

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sweet 'n Sassy Challenge # 14 & CardMarker Sketch

Welcome to my blog and here is to-days inspiration for all of my peeps!

Please visit Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and become a member of their community.  I have played along with the community for some time and find the design team inspirational and the stamp sets to be very attractive.  The latest released products have really caught my eye.

Here is my card for Challenge # 14 Child's Play.  Stop in and play along the next Sweet 'n Sassy challenge.

Tami Mayberry has a great CAS sketch available for anyone to play along with on her website.

Tami has designed some sketches for her column in the Cardmaker Magazine.  
Thank you Tami for a great CAS sketch, appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my creation.

Core'dinations Cardstock,  G45 Signature Series Dark Cashmere,  Spotted Tillie Dot
Tombow Adhesive
Clearsnap Ink, Chestnut Roan

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ann Butler Designs Unity Stamps

To-day I would like to share  a couple more pages that I have been creating for a tag album featuring Ann Butler Designs Unity Stamps.  Pick up your stamps and create your own pattern paper.  This is a great way to match all your papers color tones for some unity within your project that you are creating.

Step # 1  Gather up your supplies.
A great selection of quality products sure does make the project an enjoyable experience.  Here I have used the Anne Butler Designs, Unity Stamps, Beacons Tacky Glue, Clearsnap Crafters Ink, Graphic 45 Botanical Collection papers and Westcott Brand Scissors.

Step # 2 -  Stamp your quilt blocks onto plain paper, dry, and die cut out circles of different sizes.

Step # 3 - Cover the album tag's with Graphic 45 pattern paper, distress mats for photo's, ink up your May Arts twine with the Anne Butler Clearsnap Crafters Ink and start the assembly process.

This project came together so well, with matching ink abilities and stamping the quilting stamps to complement the designer pattern papers.
Step # 4 - Stamp up some more patterns from the Anne Butler Designs Unity Stamps and create contrasting photo mats, which here I have added some rub-ons to document the year of the fishing trip.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my creation.

 Enjoy the adventure.

Ann Butler Designs supplies

2" Leaves all Over Unity Stamps
2" Stripes, Dots Hearts Unity Stamps
Limelight Crafters Ink, Clearsnap
Other supplies
Beacons Adhesive Tacky Glue