9.26.2016

Merry Monday 215:


Happy Monday all! Can you believe we are on the last Monday of October!  It is becoming my favourite time of year very quickly.  I LOVE the months leading up to Christmas!!! 


This week at Merry Monday, Kristie (welcome back!) would like us to create a Christmas card using DARK PINK, LIGHT PINK, and GREY/SILVER














It's no secret, pink is one of my favourite Christmas colours!  My tree is full of pink ornaments **swoon**

I again used some of my stash papers, not sure who what when or where for these precious pinkies.






Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Inside Holiday Greetings
Die cuts:  Reverse Confetti Branch Out, SugarPea Designs Heart Journal CardMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting:  Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:


Freshly Made Sketches










You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!



9.25.2016

Yummy Lattes:

Happy Sunday all!  Goodness, where has the month one?!  I can't believe October is just around the corner.  It is a beautiful Fall day out there, the sun also decided to make an appearance.
I finally got a chance to get back in the craftroom, but of course my little helper had to come along.  Miss Saffron herself (our 9 month old Chihuahua)!  I love her to bits, but sometimes it is very hard to get anything done when all she wants is your complete undivided attention :D




Speaking of Fall, I have created a card with Fall colours.  I usually don't like yellow and red together because it always reminds me of ketchup and mustard.  Like always.  But I am happy how this card turned out as the taupe and orange seems to tone it down a bit.

No hot dogs or burgers here!

I also have been using more of my stash paper - the back of this paper pad says 2010!




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs Espresso Yourself
Die cuts:  SugarPea Designs Thanks, My Favorite Things Hot Cocoa Cups, My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips
Frosting:  My Mind's Eye Home paper (very retired), Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:



The Paper Players





Colour Q





















Coffee Lovers Fall Bloghop
















9.19.2016

Merry Monday 214:




Happy Monday all! Where did this week go!@!?!?!?  And how is almost October?  Don't get me wrong, I love Fall because then next is Christmas!!!!!!


This week at Merry Monday, Kathy would like us to create a Christmas card using SOMETHING WARM














I knew coffee kept me warm and felt this stamp set would be perfect!!  I am also trying to use a lot of my stash paper so you will be seeing some oldies, but goodies :)



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Seasonal Sentiments, Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups
Die cuts:  Reverse Confetti Double Edge Scallop Border, Reverse Confetti Circles 'n Scallops, Revere Confetti Tag Me, Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too, Reverse Confetti Caffeinated CupsMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips
Frosting:  Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge:


Reverse Confetti


















You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations


Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!





9.12.2016

Merry Monday 213:


Happy Monday all!  I had to schedule this post as right now we are in the air flying to Toronto - squuuuueeeeeeeeee!  My husband got us tickets to two Toronto Blue Jays baseball games and we are SO excited to see our favourite team!!  Needless to say the morning started a wee bit early at 2AM, but isn't that what flying is all about =)


This week at Merry Monday, Debbie would like us to create a Christmas card using the INSPIRATION photo below:







I used red and white and also added some sequins to "glam" my card up a bit just like this glamorous inspiration photo!

I have vowed to stay away from mainly white cards.  I have taken, oh a billion photos of this card.  It has been so cloudy this week that I have given up on white altogether.  You can't even see the texture I used on the white background - grrrrr!!  And my photo is so fuzzy I just want to SCREAM!  

On a more interesting note, the sweater die and sentiment are being used for the first time by me.  I have also just realized that both have been discontinued.  Seriously, how long have had these without using them :S



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Cozy Greetings (retired),  Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Comfy Sweater (retired), My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20
Frosting:  Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black



You know the drill...
As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations



Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!



9.05.2016

Flowers on a Cloudy Day:


Hi guys!!  I am on a friggin' roll - I think I made more cards this weekend then I did all last month!  It was nice taking a summer break but it has been really awesome getting back into the craftroom.

Today I tried something new, I created my own pattern paper and it was my first time trying offset stamping.  I can't figure out if I like the pattern or if it looks like really bad wallpaper from the 1970s LOL.  

I also tried another new technique of spritzing my stamp with water after I pressed it on the ink pad.  It made for a less "crispy" image which I think works well with the wallpaper look :D  

I would definitely try both of these techniques again!!




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  My Favorite Things Tropical Flowers, Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips
Frosting:  Stampin' Up! Tangelo Twist ink (retired), Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight ink


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Inspired By All The Little Things


















Can You Case It



















Happy Little Stampers























Merry Monday 212:


Happy Monday all!  It is so nice to get back to "normal" with Christmas cards!!  I have been peaking more and more at Christmas trees on Pinterest - swoon!

This week at Merry Monday, I would like us to create a Christmas card using GOLD, BLACK, and WHITE ONLY



I also went with the theme here shown in the photo too - black and white strips with gold deer heads?  Yes please!



Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Hero Arts Christmas Crystals
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips, Hampton Art Deer Head
Frosting:  Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black

I would like to also enter my card into the following challenge:













As always, do not forget to check out the rest of my teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along too!!!

Looking for more Christmas inspiration??  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations



Have a fantastic Monday - cheers all!

9.04.2016

Lattes All Around:


Happy Sunday all!!~!  I have been enjoying the long weekend in the craftroom.  I dusted off my paints and did a little bit of splattering today - so fun!  I need to do this more often!




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  SugarPea Designs Espresso Yourself
Die cuts:  SugarPea Designs Coffee Words, SugarPea Designs Coffee To Go Cup, SugarPea Designs Gift TagMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips
Frosting:  Artist's Loft Necessities Watercolour Pan, BasicGrey Hipster Paper Pad


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

The Challenge





















Virginia's View





















9.03.2016

Apple of my Eye:


Hi all!  Happy Saturday to you!~!  I have been redoing/reorganizing/redecorating my craftroom and actually moved it to a bigger room in our house.  I love, love, love my new space!  It is so much brighter and cheerier!  And... I finally did some crafting too, no excuses now.




Card Ingredients:

Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Class Act
Die cuts:  Reverse Confetti Arrow, Reverse Confetti Stitched Flag Trio, Reverse Confetti Fresh 'n Fruity, Reverse Confetti Class ActMy Favorite Things Blueprints 13, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips
Frosting:  Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In the Meadow PaperMy Favorite Things Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pack


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Curtain Call




















Simon Says

















Reverse Confetti





















8.31.2016

SPD13:



The Summer is flying by!  Happy last day of August.  Tomorrow we set our sites for September.


Hello and welcome to our NEW weekly Mix It Up Challenge at SugarPea Designs!   This is my last challenge on this team.  Thank you for all of the love and support - MWAH!!

You have all month to play along with us! You are welcome to play along with all the challenges or just one but remember the more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning a $50 gift certificate to our store!!!

Here is the Mix it Up Challenge!





Isn't this set so fun!!!  I just love the colours of the papers!



  • Stamps:  Celebrate All The Things
  • SugarCut Dies:  CelebrateParty Banner DuoGift Tag
  • Accessories:  It's A Celebration Patterned Paper Collection






  • Thanks again for allowing me on the SugarPea Designs team - it was super fantastic - MWAH to all!