Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Creative Accents November Challenge 2011

Creative accents Seriously Creative Challenges They are having a really cool sketch!!
Here is the sketch
Here is my take on the sketch
I used my sizzix die for the snowman. My daughter got me for christmas last year! Finally got some use out of it!! :) I glittered him up with some stickles and used some of my quickutz sayings that my daughter also got me last year!! Paper is bobunny from last year as well!! Talk about using my stash!!

Graphicat Sketch Challenge Nov 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge for November 2011 !!
Over at graphicat sketches she is having an awesome sketch challenge!!
Here is my take on the sketch!
I just love these little gingerbread men!!
The sentiments are so funny!!
I used my copics for colouring, stickles pearl for the icing!! Also stickles for some added glitters on my paper.
So head on over to graphicat sketches and join us this month!! Also check out the very talented Crafty Cats!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Guest Designer over at Scrapbooker's Paradise

Hey everyone! I was so excited when I was asked to be a guest designer over at Scrapbooker's Paradise. Thank you!
So the challenge this week is to make a round/circle card! It is my uncles birthday coming up so I decided to make a masculine card. :)
This is what I came up with!
I used bo bunny paper,
coloured with copics,
tim holtz ribbon. I had that ribbon forever and finally got a chance to use it!
My stamps are from Stampendous. Aren't they so cute!!
Buttons were stampin up.
So head on over to Scrapbooker's Paradise and enter in there challenge and check out the talented design team!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

An Easel Card - Playing in Paradise #40

I am so happy! I actually made an easel card this weekend! :) Those cards always scared me!! They looked hard. Turns out they are so much fun to make! :)
I made this card for my really good friend who has graduated college with honours and also has found a job in the field that she took! I am so happy for her! We always drink margaritas together. :) I just wish I was there to see her ceremony. :(
Congrats!! :)
I used my favourite stamps and flowers from Graphicat Stamps
Here is a side view of my easel card!!
I am entering my card over at Scrapbooker's Paradise the challenge is make an Easel card!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Scrapbook Room! Organized and Clean!!

For those of you who don't know. I moved away from all my friends and family in April 2011. I have done a bit of card making and a few layouts in my new scrapbook room, But it was a giant Mess!!! I finally had time to clean it up and organize my scrapbook room!!
Here is the view walking up the stairs to my scrapbook room!!
This is on the wall on the top of the stairs! We found these shelves under the stairs of our new house!! SCORE!! on these shelves I have a few canvases that I made and that Cheri had made me as well and a few other things!
This is my room!
This is the shelve above my work space. In the candle holders I have ribbon, buttons and flowers! Stole the idea from Cheri!!
A better view of my work spot!!
This is where I keep all my paper. Ribbons are in a ribbon box on top. Buttons are in jars on top as well. Divided into colours. In the drawers I have all sorts of embellishments, glitter and more!!
Here we have stamps, ribbon, chipboard, quickutz, nesties and more!
Thanks for taking the tour with me!! LOL I wonder how clean this is going to stay!! :)
Happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sketches In Thyme Design Team Call

Sketches In Thyme DT Call!!
Over at Sketches in Thyme they are having a DT call! I am so excited about this because there sketches are so inspiring! I love making layouts and have not done so in a while! I hope that if I get chosen I will be able to get back to my first love Scrapbooking!!
SO for the DT call you have to use this sketch!
This is my take on the sketch!!
My daughter went to a Rock Camp for a week. She had such a great time!! So I figured that would be a great layout for this sketch!! On the sketch it has journalling so I made a tag tucked it underneath and journalled on that. I had too much to say!! I also used some of my favourite sentiments from Graphicat Stamps!! If you haven't check them out you should!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blog Hop Winners for The Graphicat Grand Opening!

For all of you who participated in the Graphicat Stamps Blog Hop Please read below to see if you are a winner!! The winner from my Blog is FREYA!! E-mail Cheri cheri@graphicatstamps.com for your choice of the 3 digis!!

Congrats to everyone!! :) and Thanks for Hopping with us! :)

First up, there was of course the BIG GRAND OPENING Blog hop! Where I had promised winners from EACH blog as well a Grand Prize winner!!! I've used Random.org for all of the winners and well... here we go. First up, the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the whole hop was drawn from Carla's Blog and was Commenter number 17!!!!!


You've won a $25 Gift Certificate to the store!

Now I also said I'd award 3 digi's of your choice to one commenter from EACH of my Crafty Catz Blogs.

And here are those lucky winners:

From Cheri's Blog ~ #1 Janet

Sarah's Blog ~ #3 Tina

Nicole's Blog ~ #26 Roxy

Tara's Blog ~ #14 Chelle

Yvonne's Blog ~ #27 DonnaMundinger

Eulanda's Blog ~ #33 Jodi

Gloria's Blog ~ #29 Michelle B.

Tanya's blog ~ #22 Roxy

Chris's Blog ~ #31 Freya

Shelley's Blog ~ #21 Dawn

Janet's Blog ~ #7 Maria

Carla's Blog ~ #1 Cathie W

SO! Then, we had another Blog hop on World Card Day! And I had offered up a Tickled Pink Wizard Eric stamp, and a Graphicat Designs original stamp Zombie's ARe Chasing Us to anyone signing up for our newsletter, and that winner is........

Sandy Limbo

Congrats to all the winners. If you can email me at cheri@graphicatstamps.com I will get your prize's to you!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Cheri!!

Happy Birthday Cheri!! I hope that you have received your card.
I am sorry that I can't be there to celebrate with you today but you are in my thoughts! Today and everyday!!
I hope that you enjoy your card and I hope that someone takes you out for sushi today!!
Miss you lots my dear friend! Hope you have a wonderful year! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge October 2011

New sketch Challenge over at Graphicat Sketch Ot os a fright full of layers sketch!!
Also there are new stamps over at Graphicat Stamps!!
So here is the Frightful Sketch!!! I dare you to try!! HAHAHAH!
Here is my take on the sketch! With my new favourite sentiment!! Ok some of you may find it offensive but I find it hilarious!! I love it!! I didn't get a very good picture so I will tell you what the sentiment says "Get this fucking house off me and find the Bitch that stole my shoes" OMG isn't that so funny!!!
Don't forget to join us over at Graphicat Sketches for a Fright Full of Layers sketch!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Welcome to World Card Making Day
Canadian Style!!
So use Canadian bloggers decided to do an all Canadian blog hop for you today!! We have so many talented Canadian bloggers we had to split it into two blog hops!!
You should be coming from Janet's blog
I used one of my favourite stamps from Graphicat Designs Stamps!! Who doesn't love margaritas!! and glitter! I love both! :) These stamps are available in rubber and digis! Also this store is CANADIAN!! Located in Beautiful British Columbia!!! :) Check it out! She is a very talented lady!! :)
Anyway lets keep this short so you can continue hopping along!! Your next stop is Sarah
Here is the blog lists for the 2nd hop!
Seriously Creative Challenges http://creativeaccentschallenges.blogspot.com
If you want to hop over and do the 1st blog hop. Here is a list
  1. Tara http://creativeaccents.blogspot.com
  2. Gail http://jackpineridge.blogspot.com/
  3. Rhonda http://www.quiltnutcreations.blogspot.com/
  4. Carla http://scrappinrpnprn.blogspot.com/
  5. Lynn's Place http://stampinlynnb.blogspot.com/
  6. Tina http://gettincrafty.blogspot.com/
  7. Roxy http://roxyrolla.blogspot.com/
  8. Freya http://freyassimplecreations.blogspot.com/
  9. Nancy http://nancyscreativemess.blogspot.com

10. Kimberly http://www.justwordz.ca/

11. Tara Godfrey http://inkingontheedge.blogspot.com/

12. Sarah M http://scrapsbysarah.blogspot.com/

13. Tracy L http://tracystreasures-tracy.blogspot.com/

14. Dandy http://dandylicioushair.blogspot.com/

15. Cheri http://graphicatcreations.blogspot.com/

16. Donna http://yellowdoggreetings.blogspot.com/

17. Annie http://creativeunwinding.blogspot.com

18. Charmaine http://tweedcurtain.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Graphicat Desings Blog Hop

It is here!! Cheri has finally opened her online store and to celebrate we are having a blog hop!! So if you are hopping from Tanya's Blog you are in the right spot!! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop go here.
We have a bunch of very talented designers for you on this hop! I hope that you enjoy this hop!!
I am so very excited for the new store to open!!! Graphicat's online Store is the only Canadian retailer for Tickled Pink Stamps and Simply Betty Stamps! Flat Rate shipping
Only Canadian retailer of Glo Skulls, User friendly, easy to navigate website and my Favourite thing about Graphicat's Online Store is that she has Fun, Sarcastic and Snarky Sentiments!!!
Congratulations Cheri!!! I am so happy for you!
With out further ado here is my card! I used Cheri's tea stamps. Which I must say are my favourite!!
To buy this stamp set go over to Graphicat Store!
Your next stop is Shelley's Blog.
Don't forget to comment because we have some great prizes!
One lucky commenter will win 3 digis from Graphicat's Online Store
Grand Prize for all hop participants is a $25 Gift Certificate for Graphicat's Online Store this means you must comment on all our talented blogs!!
Also over at Graphicat's Online Store you will have free shipping till September 26th!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's Coming!!!

It's Coming to a blog near you!!
So we have some great news coming our way! We have a blog hop to celebrate the grand opening of a new online store based out of BC!! I know! How exciting is that!!! :)
She will have rubber stamps, clear stamps, digis!!! Copic paper, 6x6 paper packs and so much more!!
So mark Sept 20th on your calendar for a great blog hop with very talented ladies! We have some guest designers in our blog hop as well and of course lots of PRIZES!!!
See you on Sept 20th!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Very Special Day Today!

So as I was saying!! Today is a VERY VERY SPECIAL DAY!! Why you ask? Because today is my daughters 13th birthday!! Happy Birthday!!
I made her this card for her birthday! I use a whipper snapper stamp that she just had to have! LOL It is a beautiful stamp. I colored with my copics and added some glitter! The paper is from my stash! It is funny because I made a horse card a while ago but in Blues & Browns and my daughter wanted me to make her one in pink & browns. But I couldn't find the paper! Guess what I found after I moved!! In my STASH!!! Yikes!! LOL So here is her birthday card!!!
Happy Birthday Sweetheart! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Graphicat Sketches Challenge September 2011

Graphicat Sketches Challenge Blog Challenge for September is "Anything Goes" That is easy hey!! Also when you enter our challenge you will receive a 10% discount to the Graphicat Stamps new store opening September 20th!!
For my Anything Goes Challenge I used one of my favourite stamps from Whipper Snapper! I love that image! I colored with my copics the new florescent colors!! I used some twine and of course one of my favourite sentiments from Graphicat Designs!!
Come and join the fun everyone!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge! Day 12

Day 12 of the 30 day challenge!
Day 12 is a close up. I took this picture the other day it is close up of my horse! Isn't he beautiful!!
To see more Close up pictures head on over to Oh So Lovely

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge August 2011

August Sketch over at Graphicat Designs!! Cheri makes the best Cheri Maps I have ever seen!! and her digis are so funny as well!! So come on over and join us at Graphicat Designs!! It is so worth your time!
Here is my take on the sketch! Look I have used pattern paper and it turned out perfect! I love this card!! I love this paper it is Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" Isn't it beautiful!!
This image is called Tiptoe and you can also find it over at Graphicat Designs! I tell you Cheri is a very talented lady!
This is just a really cool picture! Don't you think!! A side view!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

30 day Photo Challenge! August 2011

So for over at Oh So Lovely she is having a 30 day Photo Challenge!! It sounds like a lot of fun! So I figured why not join in this fun! So I started on day 3 and went out side and there was not a cloud in the sky!! So I figured ok might have to get that one on day 4!!
Here is my Day 4! My favourite color! It was so cool cause I was having tea and remember oh ya! I need to take a picture of my favourite color!! This is my tea ball in my cup! On the end of the tea ball is a blue spoon. :)
Day 5 is Someone I love! I have a lot of people and animals in my life that I love! I have a beautiful daughter, a loving husband and well my Dalmatian is very special to me as well!! She is my lap puppy! Really she thinks that she is a lap puppy. She is my shadow and one of my babies!!
My plan at the end of Aug is to have 30 pictures and I also want to either make a mini album with them or a few 12 x 12 Layouts!! :) Wish me luck!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

What a great hop hey guys!!
I just wanted to post the winner for my blog candy
3 digis of your choice from Graphicat Designs
is Anna # 29! I have sent you an e-mail!
I used Random Org to generate the winner!!
Congrats! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Scraps Blog Hop... If you came from Carson's Creations, you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to play along, start at the beginning at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com
The purpose of this hop is to help you use up some of your scraps. I'm sure you've got your fair share - I know I do! You'll see 30 talented crafters coming up with unique ways to use their scraps. Some may share tips on how they store their scraps as well! Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize, a $50 credit to the Designs on Cloud 9 store, http://www.designsoncloud9.com​/sponsored by Michelle of Designs on Cloud 9. To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.
So here is a picture of my scraps! I organize my scraps by color. I bought some rubber maid containers with drawers. So every color has a drawer. I got mine at Wal Mart, 4 drawers in each I think that they were $16. They stack on each other.
So I decided to use pink & purple. So I grabbed a handful of my scraps to show you what I planned on using!
This is what I did with my scraps! It is a very simple card.
Life gets busy and sometimes we just need to throw a card together!!
What I did with my scraps was make my own pattern paper! I used double sided tape and taped the scraps down on an 81/2 x 11 paper. Then trimmed and attached to my card. I used some nesties (quickutz) to punch the hole in the middle and stamped with Distress ink.
Before you leave and head on over to the next stop! I have some Blog Candy for you As well!! For one lucky person you will win 3 Digis! Yes I said 3 digis of your choice from Graphicat Designs
Thanks for hopping by and taking a look! Your next stop is Designs on Cloud 9
To win the grand prize, you must comment on and become a follower of all the blogs.
Here is a complete list of very talented ladies in this blog hop!
1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com 2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​s.blogspot.com/ 3 Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com/ 4 Jackie http://jackrabbitscrappin.blog​spot.com/ 5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​s.blogspot.com/ 6 Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com​/ 7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​crapping.blogspot.com/ 8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​derella21.blogspot.com/ 9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/ 10 Angie http://atuttletime.blogspot.co​m/ 11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​ivity.blogspot.com/ 12 Crazy about cricut http://www.crazyaboutcricut.bl​ogspot.com/ 13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​t.com/ 14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​t.com/ 15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/ 16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/ 17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​t.com/ 18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​igns.blogspot.com/ 19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​pot.com/ 20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​.blogspot.com/ 21 Lezlye www.lezlyes.blogspot.com 22 Just a Pac Rat http://circlebenterprises.blog​spot.com/ 23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​ons.blogspot.com/ 24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​t.com/ You are here! 25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​gspot.com/ 26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/ 27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​t.com/ 28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/ 29 Nancy http://blog.fancywithnancy.com​/ 30 Lisa www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com

Monday, July 4, 2011

Graphicat Sketch Challenge

It is time for another Sketch over at Graphicat Designs
Here is the July sketch! I love Cheri's sketches! She is such a talented lady!! I use to call them Cheri Maps!!
So here is my take on the Cheri Map!!
I used her new tea digi's! Love them!! I think that they are my favourite stamps right now!! I used bobunny paper and some tim holtz grunge paper to make the tea bags! The flowers are made with a sizzix die.
So come on over to Graphicat Sketches and join us this month!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Carla!!!

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Carla
I wish I was there to celebrate with you!
For your birthday I created this card! I know you like blue! (a girl after my own heart) Cause BLUE ROCKS!! and you love cats and water! So I used this beautiful stamp!! Cause he is so cute!! :) I coloured with copics and have to pat myself on the back! It only took my 5 tries to get it perfect!! Well close to perfect any ways!!
I used some glitter cause glitter is a girls best friend!! I used liquid accents made the water glossy!
So a bunch of Carla's friends have gotten together to do a traditional blog hop! Here is a list of the ladies who are participating!!
Chris (You are here)
Happy Birthday Carla!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Challenge Graphicat Creations - New Challenge Blog

Graphicat Creations Has a new sketch challenege Blog!!! Who doesn't love a good sketch! and challenge!! Come over and join us! Dont' forget to check out the rules! :) cause the rules are worth reading!! :)
So for the month of June we have this sketch!!
This is my take on the sketch!
This is one of my favourite images by Graphicat Creations Cheri is such a talented person! I love all her images!! Just need more time in life! But don't we all!!
Hope you enjoyed looking! Head over to the new Sketch Challenge and check out some more talent from some really talented people!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Move and a New Scrapbook room!!

Hello Blog land! How have you been?? Well I have been very busy this last month or two!! We have moved!! The one good thing about moving is everything is new!
So this is my NEW scrapbook room with all the boxes in there! We were on the hunt for something and of course had to open every box till we found it! :)
What a mess hey!!
Another good thing about moving is you get to reorganize your stuff!
I had to get a card or two done so I am not finished at all but I wanted to show you where I was at!!
Still a lot of work that needs to be done but I think that I just might be half way there!! :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)