Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another Challenge

Here is another challenge I've decided to do for Christmas Stamping All Year Long.  
This is definitely outside my comfort zone - but I really quite like it.  And I know that the more challenges I do - it will only make me better!  I think I will probably make a few more of these cards.  I've also used colors that are outside my comfort zone - thank goodness for the Color Coach!  

Tomorrow night we have another Calgal gathering - and with all the coloring I've been doing with my Copics - I'm hoping to have a few more cards done!

I've seen a few blogs that have a nice closing salutation...I'll have to see what I can come up with....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Have I said Copics Rock?

Okay - so nothing like jumping right in!  This is the card that I put together after I colored with my Copics.  The image is  from "And Everything Nice".  I really like this stamp set - and now with Copics - I can see me using it more and more.

I think I'm going to use this for Sydney's Birthday Card - I really like the way it came together!

So now for my homework.....lots of coloring and playing with the pens......


This card I made for my friends little girl who just turned 6!  But I think I might try and re-do it using some of my new Copics I got for Christmas from the Williams.

We had our first class for Copics last night at the Pantry - and I think this is going to increase my addiction level 10 fold!  These are amazing markers - and the amazing things you can do with them - I can't wait to get more and to learn more!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monthly RAK

I was very excited when we picked up the mail today - I got an amazing package from my monthly RAK partner, Enjoli!  I got quite a few amazing goodies!  Thanks so much Enjoli!!

I love the stamps and can't wait to use them.  And I absolutely adore the image on the card!  

Tracy's Christmas Challenge #1

Okay - so I've decided that I'm going to try and get involved with some challenges.  And apparently I did have some inspiration from this weekend.  I got right into this challenge - I cleared a hurdle for me - I made 5 cards the same!  Yay for me!!  Here is my entry for the challenge.  The stamp I used is from The Angel Company Christmas Fun.  I got it just before Christmas but I didn't use it this year - so it's new for me!  

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Tough but great Weekend

Well I'm sad to report that we lost our semi-final game 5-2 against a very strong Edmonton team - so my weekend is done.

Again - I'm very proud of the way that our team played this weekend.  I'm sure there are a few of us that will be feeling our age tomorrow - but we played a great weekend!

I hope I can take some of that ambition and carry it forward this week and help my creative juices come flowing through!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

WE'RE IN! Wohoo!
Well - there isn't much happening in the world of card-making this weekend as I am playing in the Esso Golden Ring tournament here in Calgary.  It's one of the world's largest ringette tournaments.  There are 185 teams participating in games in rinks all over the city with ages from 5 to over 45.  Right now - it's 11:14 pm on Saturday night and we're waiting for the postings to be updated to see if we've made it to the semi-finals.  We ended up in three way tie after our round robin games and it's come to a tie breaker.  So we are now just waiting to hear.....STRESSFUL!  This is definitely a time I should be stamping as it is quite relaxing.....sheesh.....But over all - no matter what happens - we've had an incredible tournament - we've won two games and the one game we lost - we only lost by two goals - so we've had a great tournament - I'm very proud of the gals.  Our average age on the team is around 3o and our age range is from 23 - 43 - so quite a spread!  And all the girls have a ton of heart.  It's also another great way for me to release some of the build up of regular life stress - well - other than waiting to confirm if we've made the finals - so it's been a good weekend even tho' I haven' t touched a single stamp......but next week I get to do a whole bunch of stuff.  I have my first Copics class at the Pantry with Shannon and then we're having a class on Friday with Tracy - so hopefully I'll have more postings later this week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Okay - so we have success of loading an image!  And was it easy - Wohoo - not to keen on the actual picture - so I can work on that - was just really anxious to try and get an image uploaded!!  And all I'm thinking is - why the heck did I wait so long for this???

This card I made for a friends birthday coming up next week.  I'm getting more and more used to using pattern paper and layering - getting out of my basic box....

So now my own challenge is on.  I have no more excuses as to why I'm not doing more with my card making!  And If I can keep this up - just wait until I get my new craft room in our new house - about 600 sq ft with more room for more stuff.....  Actually - that could be a bad thing - can't it??
okay - I'm going to try and add a 'creation' today - if I can get it figured out!!

Shannon - I'm taking the class on the 21st...very excited about it!!

Hi Nancy!  

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Still Playing.....

I really need to thank Tracy for this back ground and template.   I absolutely love Winnie The Pooh and this just made my day!  So Thank you sooo much Tracy!  Sorry I missed you and Shannon at the Pantry.  It was quite crazy in there so just got in got the stuff and got out!  But it looked like it was a very successful day for the Pantry!  I'm quite excited to start using My Copics that I got for Christmas - but as I'm very new to them - I'm going to be a good girl and wait until the Beginners class at the Pantry with Shannon! 
Still playing around and finally got a pic uploaded!  This picture was taken in September on our Alaskan Cruise!  I'm going to play around with getting some pics of my creations up here!  Should be interesting!

Thanks for the comments!  Great to have support!!  Tracy has also sent me a link for a template which I love - just need to figure out how to get it on here!!  

I stopped by Scrapbook Pantry today to take in the one year celebrations - and of course I had some a gift certificate from Christmas to spend which I did quite well With!  I bought a Scor-Pal and some more Nesties and Mat.  And thanks to the gang at the Pantry for the fun free pressies!  I've already starting to plan for some of the paper and love the Stickles!!  Thanks Gang!  I just want to say congrats to Crystal and all the gals for making it through one year!  And of course for keeping my addiction alive and kicking!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Here We Go.....

Well I've finally done it.  I've decided to create my own blog...It may take a bit to get it going as I still need to figure out posting pictures and all that fun stuff - but it should be fun!

The challenge for me will be able to keep it up to date - and that will be a strong challenge!  I'll definitely have to schedule some time to do it!!

Please drop hints and helps for using a blog....any help would be fab!!