Saturday, 22 November 2014

HIMCR #175--Any Holiday

Hiya folks!
Thanks for stopping by!
How's the weather??
that seems to be the topic on many one's mind these days, 
especially after the dumping in Buffalo!
Here in Quebec, in our neck of the woods, in our little town, 
we were gifted with quite a bit of snow ourselves, not as much as our neighbors, 
but enough for the plow trucks to keep busy for a couple of days!

Anyways--onwards, right?
It's Saturday!
A new challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room.

This week's challenge #175--Any Holiday!!

And this week's sponsor is the awesome
Serri Baldy's My Besties!

The DT were given a choice of images to 'play' with, 
and I choose this sweet thing!

And with this week's theme--Any holiday--
it was the perfect opportunity for me to get more Christmas cards done!!

I had originally colored her in green with pink roses, for Christmas. 
I had glittered the roses, and left the card to dry.
Well! Big mistake!
Came back to find that she was 'accessorized'!
My daughter had 'helped' with the bling...I did not know whether to laugh or cry!!
LOL--of course I laughed! :D
So, I started over, and used my paste pencils and chalks.
The papers are from DCWV Arctic Wishes.

Hope you all have a chance to play along with us this week!

Well, that's it for me for now!
Have a great day!
Be safe, Get crafty!
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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Thank You with 2 Cute Ink

Happy Saturday!!!
How are you all????
Can you believe that we are almost half way through November? Already??
And you do know what that means, right??
CHRISTMAS is coming!!!!
Yep, I am pretty excited. And nervous. And feeling a tad
over/underwhelmed. yep. Bot emotions at the same time, 
if that's even possible!
But, seriously, folks.
It's Saturday, and a new challenge is over at
This week, HIMCR #174-Fall Themed
Sponsored by 2 Cute Ink!

2 Cute is right!
The DT had the choice of playing with some awesomely cute images.
I choose the pumpkin raking the leaves.
Yep, he's too cute for words.
Colored him up with TH Distress markers......
had no idea of what I wanted for the card.
Drew a complete blank...blah!lol
Came up with this creation.
Am I completely happy with this? Nope. Biut
I am content with it.
So, that's it for me for now.
We're off to the blood bank today, and then seeing
Santa Claus!!!!
Have a great day!
Be safe. Get crafty.
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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Warm, Joy, Happiness card

Look it here!
It's Saturday---and that means that it is a new challenge
 HIMCR #173 - Super Scraps Saturday!
It's an awesome way of getting rid of some of those scraps 
that seem to multiply!! lol

The sponsor this week is from
Winner gets to choose 3 images from this awesome place!!

The DT were given a choice of working with 3 images--
I chose the owl--he's too cute!
  I again used my pastel and chalk pencils to color him in.
The hat is glitter glued red (Recollections) and the trim is heat embossed white.
The branch is hand cut from a piece of cork (DCWV) 
and the flowers are from Basic Grey, as is the background. 
All scraps from my own Christmas card making frenzy this past week!
The sentiment is from Fancy Pants Designs.

So, break into that your stash of scraps, and get crafty!!
That's it for me for now!
Have a great Saturday!
Be safe. Get crafty.
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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Thursdays with layouts

Happy Thursday, friends!
Can you believe that it is the first week of November??
Holy Cannoli!
Life has been busy for us here. Lots of good stuff!
Life is good! 
Don't get me wrong--it can be, and is, stressful, but I am happy with my life!

So, I was looking through my pictures folder yesterday 
and realized that I had not shared some layouts I had created in awhile.

These are pictures of my DD's first year in ballet. Her Grande Spectacle!
It was beautiful--mama cried! lol
I used Echo Park Ballet Mini Kit--I knew it would come in handy one day!
Some of the embellishments were taken from various Maggie Holmes' collections, as well
as Shimelle's new collection. 
The 'Ballet' title is from Creative Embellishments--awesome chipboard!! I painted it white, then heat embossed it white---love it!
 Then took my purple Sharpie and added some purple to the shoes...just to blend it in!

My next layout has pictures from last Christmas.
Aptly named 'Waiting for Santa'
We have a tradition of putting out cookies on Santa's plate, milk in his mug, 
and a carrot for the reindeer.
Very simple layout---I did not want to draw away from the picture.

I used papers from Basic Grey as is the Santa and stamps, 
various washi tape (OA is in there!); 'Sweet Moments'
tag is from Teresa Collins ; shipping tag from Studio Calico; letters are from 
American Crafts (Santa), Basic Grey (For), Making Memories (waiting) .
That's it for me for now!
Have a great day!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Thinking of You with HIMCR

Happy Saturday!
Did you celebrate Halloween?
We went Trick or Treating with my gang into the village
where we have been going for years.
We were out for a bit, and then DD (who was a vampire!)
wanted to go home! Fine with me.:)

So, with Saturday, brings a new challenge over at 
HIMCR #172- Fall Colors

This week's sponsor is Sami's Stamps

 There are some really beautiful stamps over there!!
The HIMCR Design Team were given some images to use this week.

Here's my project:

I used papers from DCWV Autumn Stack (gorgeous papers!!), 
and the red leaf is also from DCWV. (So happy to be able to use that!)
My image was colored with Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils, and  Pebble Chalks. 
Let me say, that I am in LOVE with those pastel pencils! LOVE!
The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.

I am quite pleased with how this turned out!!
Have a great Saturday!
Be safe. Get Crafty!

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