Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #354

Good Morning TMS friends.  Thank you so much for joining us for another sketch.  This week's sketch is brought to us by Debbie.  

Our sponsor this week is Pink and Main.  The prize is $15 store credit.

Here's the sketch.

And here's my card.

Tante Bep turned 90 years old! We were out of town the weekend of the party but I want to send a quick card in the mail for her. This sketch paired up with The Stamp Barn - Tulips stamp is perfect. Born in Holland I know this will take her back to the fields of tulips in her childhood.

Please check out the rest of the design teams projects.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.
Shopping Our Stash - The 4 elements. (I choose earth that my flower grew in)
Polkadoodles -  week 20 Birthday
Pixie Playground - week 231

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #353

Good Morning TMS friends!  Thank you so much for joining us today.  We have a great sketch from Jessi, it's basic with so many options!  You'll be inspired by the team's cards.
The Sketch....

Sponsor:  Melissa 

This card is for my son's playschool teacher. She has been such an amazing teacher. She has helped him from the shy little guy who wouldn't let go of my leg to become the boy with a big smile full of energy ready to go in and play. Next Monday we will watch him walk the stage to graduate and then in June we will watch our nephew graduate from high school.

Please make sure you stop by Tuesday Morning Sketches and see what my team mates have created for you this week.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Praying for Fort McMurray

Earlier this month a huge forest fire swept through the city of Fort McMurray in Northern Alberta. This fire forced over 80,000 people to evacuate. Some went North to work camps in the area, others were able to get on the highway heading south. My friend and her two young boys were North for a few days, once her husband arrived they were able to head south to her sisters place. They have lost everything. Her oldest son and my boy were born the same time (we met online in a baby group during our pregnancies) Our group has done a collection for her and we are all sending cards of encouragement and love.  I've made a couple of these cards. One for my friends family and one for a card drive set up by my friend Sara over at Pyper Creations. If you would like to send a card to an evacuated family please contact Sara for her info.

Update as of May 21, 2016: The Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control. It is estimated to cover 504,443 hectares, including 741 hectares in Saskatchewan. There are 1,860 firefighters, 189 helicopters, 306 pieces of heavy equipment and 29 air tankers currently battling the fires. A preliminary re-entry plan has been established and it is anticipated that residents can begin going home June 1.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Cas(e) this sketch #173
One Crazy Stamper (May) - third entry.
613 Avenue Create Challenge 177

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Create and Learn - April 2016

Thanks for stopping by today. My family is off camping in the snow/rain with out me. I'm feeling a tiny tiny bit guilty but honestly I just needed some down time. Watch chick flicks, eat popcorn for lunch and just color.

Here's what I just finished up. Kit and Clowder is an online coloring class. This image is done with the April class called create and learn. Every month on the 15th a new class is released for copic markers. So many techniques are taught each month it is well worth the class cost. Alyce gives the copic markers she uses but you can switch out for colors that you have in your collection. The image used here is called Best Friends Dinosaur by Polkadoodles. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Purple Iris Mermaid

This mermaid has been sitting in my colored folder for awhile now. Today I finally got around to creating a few cards. Hubby is home with no sight to getting back to work soon. I need to do some crafting to help reduce the stress this is causing me.

Ching-Chou Kuik has this amazing mermaid in her etsy store. Click HERE for the link.
Copic coloring with the help of Alyce at Kit and Clowder. Hair and Skin and Elements of Nature Classes
Other Supplies: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Black Comos Chip Board Flower, Black wink of stella brush, recollections purple paper, Close to my Heart Seaside Assortment pieces.

As always I have difficuties photographing purple and black wink of stella glitter. Here's a close up of the bottom pieces of the card.

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges.
Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group: mermaid challenge
Crafty Gals Corner: week 72 May Flowers
Shopping our stash #252 sounds of the sea
Aurora Wings Challenge #29 Clean and Simple

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketch #352

Good Morning Everyone,
Welcome back for another Tuesday Morning Sketch.

Our Sketch this week was created by Melissa.

Our Sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments.

My card this week is a thank you card for the office admin at my daughters school. Over the last few weeks she was so kind and helpful while I was in and out of the school preparing for the fundraiser carnival that I volunteered for. We are entering out two busiest months at the school and I wanted to pick up a small gift card from a coffee shop but I found out she only drinks water. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments. I appreciate any help.

Supplies: Cuttlebug Embossing folder, snippet of dsp from CTMH for the banner and border, Unity Stamp of the Month Kit March 2014, Copics, Lagoon enamel dots CTMH.

I would also like to enter this card over at the following challenges:

Cas on Sunday - Color Challenge

One Crazy Stamper - May - Anything goes

Pixie's Playground - Week 229

Don't forget to check out the blog and the rest of the design team.They have made some great projects!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Girl with hair wrap

Good Morning and welcome to my blog. 

The World Wide Open Design Team 

Yes, we are back.

Our New Sponsor is Julia Spiri!

We have a new Design Team selected from all parts of the World.

You must be a follower.
Please follow our Challenge blog and join in this brand new World Wide DT Challenge.
Each Challenge will commence on the 15th of each month and run through to 11th of each month.

You must be on a Design Team anywhere in the World to be eligble to enter.

Without further delays here is my first card to share with you!

There are some gorgeous images in store and this one is
just one of my favorites called

Pop along to the challenge blog too and join in the fun.

You will find all of Julia's gorgeous goodies in store HERE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #351

Good Morning!

It's Tuesday and we have another fantastic sketch for you! Patt has created the sketch and also has a beautiful prize pack available for one lucky winner.

After this last very stressful week I needed a ray of sunshine! I don't have anyone in mind for this card but it did help bring a smile to my face. Hope it does to you too.

Supplies: CTMH Sunshine Birdies Stamp of the month, snippet of green paper, Wink of Stella Brush (orange gold and pink), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Markers (Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio)


Sponsor: Patti 

Please stop by the rest of the design teams blogs and see their projects too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
One Crazy Stamper - May - Anything Goes

Friday, May 6, 2016

Cake Walk

Our school just finished a fun filled evening hosting a carnival fundraiser. My feet are throbbing as I type this blog post. I've been on my feet for 14 hours straight.

Family purchased tickets:

  • play all sorts of games made by our carpentry dads (plinko, strong man, skeet ball, race cars)
  • food (hot dogs, chips, ice tea, lemonade, cotton candy) 
  • bounce house
  • 50/50 tickets
  • cake walk
Now before joining the planning team I had never heard of a cake walk, but thanks to pinterest I was clued in ;) I volunteered for more than I should have but that's what mom's do for their kids right? Here's my cake that I baked at 9pm last night, iced and decorated before heading to the school to set up at 8am today. Our sweet little friend Ava won our cake for her mom and also won the gluten free cupcakes that she made. Lucky girl got to eat a treat right away!

Here's a peek at the signs I have been creating this last week. They looked amazing laminated and hung up. I was so busy directing volunteers that I didn't get a chance to take to many photos but I know they are out there...

Fantabulous Cricut is having a Mother's Day challenge that I would love to enter this cake topper into.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #350

Good morning! Welcome to my post for Tuesday Morning Sketches, The sketch this week is from Melissa and it is so much fun! Digital Delights is our sponsor this week

This mother's day card is going to be given to grannie from my little guy. He's four and helped pick out the colors of the clouds, ribbon and copic's used on this card. Love my little artist in the making.

The image I used is called Z Kite and you can find it here.
Supplies:Z Kite Digi Stamp from Digital Delights CTMH Say it all (Happy Mother's Day Sentiment), Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Teal and White Making Memories Ribbon. Cricut cut clouds from When I was a kid cartridge.

The Sketch
Now hop over to see the rest of the teams creations!

I would also love to enter this card into the following challenges.

Fantabulous Cricut - Mother's Day Challenge
Pixie Snippets Playgroung week 227
Polkadoodles week 16 Swirls and Fourishes Might be a stretch by the clouds do look swirly to me ;)
Crafting from the heart challenge 110 anything goes (Julia Spiri Sponsor)