Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Belated B-day to Me!

Yesterday was my birthday and these are a few of the goodies I got from Tracy and the Card that Nancy did up for me!  Thanks Ladies!  Love it all!!  The two paper cards in the back ground are from Tracy's two girls - Emily and Elizabeth - both very sweet girls and both very creative!  Definitely good genes from mom and dad!!

I was going to get this posted yesterday - but alas - after I got home from breakfast with Hubby and Ma-in-law - it was Sofa City for the rest of the day!  It snowed quite a bit on Saturday night so it was quite white out yesterday.  The sun did come out and it did look quite nice out - but the blanket had me sucked into the couch and it was a good day to be a couch potato!  A very good way to spend your birthday - I highly recommend it!  

I'm in my craft room tonight and I'll put together a couple of more cards from the images I stamp Friday night at Calgals - just have to get things reorganized and unpacked!

I also go another DP Stack of The Glitter Stack from my baby sister for my b-day - and I love this stack!  I had already purchased this same stack a while back and I've used quite a bit of it - so this is a good replenishment for me!!  Thanks Yonnie!!  I say baby sister but she's pregnant with baby #2 and on April 22 (finger's crossed) we'll know if it's another niece or nephew!  I'll keep ya posted!!

I had colored an image for the Weekly Copic Color Challenge and I absolutely loved how the image turned out - but when I put the card together - disaster!  It's a very ugly card - Calgals will confirm - however - I have THE perfect stamp to go on it!  It won't get posted to for the challenge - but I will get it posted on here once I get the sentiment attached!

Off to be creative!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Little D

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Well looking out my window at the two feet of snow piled on my lawn - it really doesn't feel like spring!  

The weekend was a busy one for me with provincials.  Which we didn't do as well as we were hoping - in fact - we actually didn't even win one game - but we played hard and work hard all and we've brought back a great sense of being a team.  I also brought back a few nasty bruises and yes - even a bit of whiplash!  Those Edmonton girls are big and mean!  I got taken into the boards and came out with whiplash.  Keeping in mind this is supposed to be a non-contact sport......but hey - that's what sports are all about.....I have a few weeks now before ball starts - so enough time to heal - I hope!!

I don't actually have a picture to post right now - but I did receive my March Rak from Berenice in Mexico - which was an amazing RAK.  Inside the package were the most adorable Winnie The Pooh Stickers and pencil set (wonder how she knew I liked Pooh??) and some bling to do with sports and Vegas.....I love all of it - thanks Berenice!  The card was also very cute!

I've done up a card for the Paper Take Weekly Challenge.  I'll also have to get this posted sometime this week!

The weekend wasn't a total bust for me!  I went to Red Deer College and got another bunch of Copic Markers for my collection.  They had a great collection and a great price for the markers - so did very well - ended up with about 3o more markers!  Almost worth the 1 1/2 hour drive!

Anyhow - I'll try and get some pics posted before the weekend!  Hubby just brought me a bowl of ice cream - so I'm going to go and enjoy!

Thanks for Stoppin' by!

Little D

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tracy's Christmas Challenge #3

Who would of that that after power card making last weekend with 7 cards - I'd have enough gumption to do more!  But here they are!

This is my entry for Tracy's Christmas Challenge #3.  We were to make 5 cards using the same image and our layout had to include black and white cardstock plus another of our choice and had to have at least one button and no other embellishments.

I quite like how this turned out.  It's quite simple but very sharp.  The stamp sentiment says 'be merry'.  The buttons I used were from my two very old tins of buttons that were my husband's grandmother's that I happened upon and I litterally have hundreds of buttons that I've never used before - but I love this as the center of the snowflake.  The snowflake is embossed with Winerwhite embossing powder and has a bit of a glitter in it which you don't see here. 

This was quite a quick challenge for me (thank goodness!) and took less than an hour to put these together.

The five cards and a close up of one.

Well I'm off to bed now!  I don't think there will be anymore card making this week.  I've had a very successful week of card making but I have Ringette Provincials this weekend so I'm going to try and have a few early nights before the weekend!  As I'm posting this it's 12:oo midnight here!  Up in 5 hours for work!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D

Sunday, March 15, 2009


March is an insane month for me!  I have 6 Birthdays and 1 Anniversary!  So the last couple of days I've been going like mad!  I've got all the ones I've needed to get done for this week so here they are:

  This one is for our nephew out in BC.  I used an older Mojo Sketch and really like how this turned out!  One of my presents I bought myself with my birthday money was the Spellbinders Nestie used here.  I really like this shape.  The back ground paper is BackCountry from The Paper Loft.

  This is for a friend of mine.  The Colors aren't very clear here - didnt' do a great job of tweeking the image!  The colors are more caramel and Close to Cocoa.   The Paper is also Back Country from The Paper Loft. 

  This card is for my aunt who has the same birthday as me!  I really like how the coloring turned out on the stamp - Copics are working well! 

All the images were colored with the Copics.  Can't wait to get more!!  We have an order coming hopefully this week from Scrappin Great Deals!  Wohoo!  Plus we have the Copic Class tomorrow night - so 3 more colors - green being the theme for this month for St. Paddy's Day!

I do have a couple of more cards done - another birthday - my sister's whose birthday is a week before mine - and the anniversary card for my aunt and uncle.  The same aunt who has the same birthday as me - and funny enough - their anniversary is on the same day as my sisters birthday!

All of these cards are all non-standard card sizes.  Another one of my un-comfort zones is making cards that are not the standard size.  But I find that a lot of the sketch challenges I'm starting to participate in need to be a bit bigger - especially with some of the images I'm using p Anya's to be specific - and I have a few more of those on the way!

I told you - March is a very insane month for me!

And I see that Tracy has her monthly Christmas Challenge up - so more craziness for me to come! Not sure when this will get done - this week is another busy one and we are in Ringette Provincials in Lacombe (small Alberta town about 1 1/2 hours North) on the weekend!  I have the materials all ready to go and know what I'm going to do - just need to find time to do it!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Copic Color Challenge

This was definitely a challenge for me!  This is my entry for the Copics Colour Challenge for this week.  The challenge was to use V06, Y08 and BG13.  Well unfortunately I don't have BG13 (yet) so had to substitute in BG01.  The thing I love about the color challenges is that is makes you come out of your comfort zone and really dig deep into your creative juices! It makes you use color combos you normally wouldn't use! And it is amazing what can be created. Having the samples from the DT definitely helps to get the ideas flowing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Little D

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Too Cold for anything but Stamping!

Sunday was a day for reorganizing.  My craft room has not been flowing very well this past couple of weeks and so I decided I needed to change things up!  I've rearranged things a bit and I feel much better in the new layout - feel more Mojo flowing.  And speaking of Mojo......

This is the card that I've done up for my Mojo Monday (Mojo77) entry.  The colors don't really come through but I rather like the way they came together.  The back ground color is SU Apricot Appeal and the bling on the side is a golden yellow color.    The inside sentiment says: to sit when you'd rather dance!
This is a card I did up for may cousin in England who is going in for surgery this week.
I've also done up my card for my March Rak so I'll be getting that off this week as well.  Just a quick post tonight - going to climb into my nice warm bed as it's absolutely freezing here this week!  We've been below -20C for the past couple of days with lots of Snow!  Doesn't Mother Nature know it's March??

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D

Friday, March 6, 2009


Just a quick post tonight!

This has been a busy week!  Haven't been home much to play - but had to do up a card for some friends who got married last weekend!    I've been trying all week to come up with something and just haven't "felt" it.  This is my birthday month so I get an additional discount at the pantry - and did a bit of a shopping today.  I bought some pretty wedding paper and some bling and that did the trick.  I love the look of silver black and red - very classic feel to it and I love how this came together.  
The inside sentiment........

I bought the nesties today as well that framed the images and the inside sentiment.  I really like this shape - great for framing!  And I've finally got the hang of embossing the nesties with my Cuttlebug.

Thanks for stoppin by!

Little D

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Well this has been a very production weekend for me!  In total I've made 10 Cards!  8 now posted!  The three Ian cards I made for the challenges and the 5 here all used with Mermaid Anya!  I love how these all turned out.  After I had colored them I was a but unsure of how they would come together as cards - but I'm very happy how they did turn out!  I've definitely found a comfort zone using patterned paper and bling.  It's amazing to me how the cards I'm doing now are way more interesting than my simple cards I started with!

I'm glad this is my birthday month!  I've decided I need a bit more bling in my collection and with the discount I get at the Pantry and with the gift cards and money I've gotten - I should do quite well in stocking up!

When I first colored the Orange and Red together - I wasn't too sure - but I love how this came together with the paper and flowers!

I haven't used the Princess Anya yet - so I'm sure there will be more posting this week!  My schedule is a bit clear right now - waiting for schedule of playoff games for hockey and ringette!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Little D