Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Stamping Chef - No Cards Allowed Challenge!!!!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!
Today at The Stamping Chef we have a new challenge!!!!
Every other Wednesday we have a challenge....
Today our challenge is No Cards Allowed!
Layouts, bags, altered items.... all welcome...
Show me your stuff!!! I challenge you one more time!!!!

I made a layout for this challenge.. 
This gal and the papers just kept talking to me 
until I made the layout...

Come and join us for this challenge at

and you can also join us on facebook at

also come and join us at TSC Recipes on facebook!

 Where every Monday you can get a freebie for another challenge!

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Stamping Chef - Monday Challenge Gal- Surfer Girl

Happy Saturday!
Today I have a cute image from The Stamping Chef.
She is Surfer Girl. (Surf's Up!)
I chose to have the image already coloured for me 
to show you how great this image is even if you don't colour.

You can get her here on Monday!

Every Monday on facebook  TSC Recipes has a challenge...

I used waterfall Stickles on the waves.. 
They were glitter paper already and then I
added Stickles to make it pop!!!!
I also added candy cane Stickles to crave the wave and 
the middle of the flowers..
Cause you know I LOVE Stickles!
The flowers and the waves and the sentiment were
all cut with my cricut and Lifes A Beach!
The paper is from my stash..
I did some paper piecing on the image... her bikini and the board!

This card is also for the Waterfall Stickles Linky Party!!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Craftin Desert Diva's Birthday Linky Party !!!

Good Morning to all on this Monday morning.
I have to go back to work today after 10 days vacation
so I am kind of sad but also missing all my people at work...

I am posting today as a guest designer for
 Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party 
hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas
Every other Monday will mark the beginning 
of a new semi-weekly linky party
and you could win fabulous prizes!!

The linky party for this 2 weeks is all about Birthday's - with Animals.

The sponsors are: 
KaDoodle Bug Designs - $15 giftcard 
Robin's Nest - $10 giftcard
CardzTV- Stamp set of choice

The more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  
Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

My project is a free file I got awhile back from KaDoodle Bug designs.
It's Tippy the Tea Mouse, isn't he just adorable.
I actually made this Birthday card in Christmas colours 
as Melissa (KaDoodle Bug Designs) is having a Christmas in July Challenge.
You have to use one of her files but there are lots and lots.....

Here is my card..... 
random paper from my stash...
sentiment on punched computer generated sentiment...
added Happy Birthday inside with bling....
bling from my stash...
lots of stickles... crystal (likely my very favorite) and cotton candy...
Tippy The Tea Mouse file from KaDoodle Bug Designs (only $2.50)
6x6 card.... mojo monday sketch from last week... 
This card could be a Christmas card... or a December B-Day card...
just change the sentiment on the inside ....

Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

I have entered this card in these challenges:

1. Brown Sugar Challenge - #51 Anything Goes
2.Clearly I Stamp Challenge - Christmas in July!
3. Creative Corner Challenge - #28 Let It Sparkle
4. Cut It Up Challenge Blog - Christmas In July
6. Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Christmas In July
7.  Sister Act Card Challenge Blog - #16 Anything Goes
8. Crimbo Crackers - Christmas & Anything Goes #46
9.  Delightful Challenges - Glitter, Bling and Sparkly Things
10. Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas In July 

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Stamping Chef..... Welcome to Our Newest Design Team Members

Happy Saturday!
Today at The Stamping Chef we are welcoming
new design team members!

Bettina Leikvoll  -
Deanne Saunders -
Sylvia Anderson -
Marji Franklin -
Suzanne McKenzie -

Katrina Benton -
Jill Hogg -
Kate Edwards -
Zoe Bennett- Morton -
Donna Braatin-Budzynski -
Judith Culham-Elsdon -
Summer Hill-Painter -
Christine Garner -
Erin Fairclough -
Kerrie Brown -
Pam Hicks -

Go and check out their blogs and the cards they made...
Woohoo... they are amazing!!!!

I chose to do a card for the RAVE PARTY as well..
This image is from this weeks TSC Recipes Challenge..on facebook!
join us for next week's challenge here on Monday!!!!

Rave Party

At Joanne's Fabric when we went across the river (as Karen says)
I found this cool fabric paper .. the flowers are actually right in the paper..
I wanted to use stickles but didn't have the right colour..

Here is my pic with stickles.. (cause you know I love them!!!)
I used Tropical Tangerine and Orange Peel!
Yummmm two new colours to my collection!

Challenges Entered

1. Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Five Simple Things - Anything Goes
5. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes #16
6. Stampin For The Weekend - Sparkle and Bling
8.  Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog- Pink Sparkles #82


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Monday, July 15, 2013

Craft It Up & Linky Party Summer/ Wet and Wild

I am posting today as a guest designer for
 Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party 
hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a
 new semi-weekly linky party 
and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is Summer/Wet and Wild. 
The sponsors are
Too Cute By Jessica - $20 giftcard
Stamping Rules - Your Choice of CTMH Stamp Set (up to $20 retail) 
Robin's Nest--$10. giftcard

The more you link up, the better chance 
you have to win. 
 Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is what I created for this linky party....

I created a side step card...
 Karen, a friend of mine  and I both made the same card on Saturday! 
We had fun but there sure was ALOT of little pieces..
These are two free files from Miss Kate's Cutables.
The arrow is from a set of arrows and the bear in the pool is another file.
There is glossy accents in the pool and on the sun...

Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Calender Girls - July

Welcome to our July Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find.
Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!!
These unique holidays are our inspiration.
As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" -
 "July like a firecracker all aglow!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at
 The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze
and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for July includes:

Anita Cannon -

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for July Nation
National Hot Dog Month: Jearise
National Ice Cream Month: Laura

July 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days Include:
1 Build A Scarecrow Day ~ Lynne
1 Canada Day ~ Laura
2 World UFO Day ~Anita Cannon
4 Independence Day ~Janet
7 Chocolate Day
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day ~Janet
8 Video Games Day ~  Vicky
9 National Sugar Cookie Day
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day ~ Lynne, 
15 Cow Appreciation Day - Go out and give a cow a hug ~ Sandy
17 Yellow Pig Day ~ Sandy
19 National Raspberry Cake Day ~ 
20 Moon Day ~ Anita Cannon
21 National Ice Cream Day  ~ Edwina
23 National Hot Dog Day ~ Jearise
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day ~ 
24 Amelia Earhart Day ~  Sandy
25 Threading the Needle Day ~ Lynne
26 Aunt and Uncle Day ~   Anita
28 Parent's Day ~Edwina
30 Father-in-Law Day ~ 
31 Mutt's Day ~ 

Today Is a Very Special Day ...
It is my Mom's Birthday!
She has been gone 8 years and there is not a day I don't miss her!
Happy Birthday to my Mom today!
A yummy sundae for you!

This file is from My Scrap Chick!
I love this file it is so darn cute...

this is an easel card.. the cherry has stickles on it
and the spoon has glossy accents on it..

I chose Canada Day because I am from Ontario Canada!

Here is my Canada Day Card - its a BAP from Creative Kuts
You can find the weekly BAP from Creative Kuts on facebook
A little birdie also told me Cheryl is having a sale this weekend!
Spend $15 and get 50% off your entire purchase.
Just check out and the code for the sale is July!
Check it out at


We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

The Stamping Chef,,
 is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop
 and has designed at least one of the images that have been used in today's hop.
She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper
that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her facebook page,,
commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month
 to see what Holidays to Celebrate on August 10, 2013,
for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

From here hop on over to the talented Lynne to see what she has created for us today!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Birds on A Gate Card

Happy Monday!
I say that loosely as Monday's are not my favorite day..
But I was off work so it was a good day!
I made a card by My Scrap Chick on the weekend
and I had to show it.. I just love it and I will be making
more and using different sentiments!
I used Graphic 45 paper.. I just love it!!!!
This card is being added to Craftin Diva's Summer Linky
Lexi's Creations -  For A Friend
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Have  a great week!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Stamping Chef Red White and Blue Challenge

Here is my card for the Red White and Blue Challenge.
This is Zoom Zoom ... she was a freebie from The Stamping Chef.
Please join us for the red white and blue challenge...