Saturday, 31 October 2015

Freestyle, with watercolors!

LHappy Saturday!
I have one excited little girl
on my hands today!!
the lass has changed her costume
idea about 6 times already--yeesh!
She started off as a princess, 
then cat princess, 
then zombie, zombie princess, 
just to give you an idea...

But it is all good--
all in the fun of the spookiest night of the year!

So, Saturday sees a new challenge start over on the 
Hiding In My  Craft Room blog!
This week, 
HIMCR #223 - Freestyle

And this week's sponsor:
The giveaway is $20 credit to Spiced Sunshine Etsy store!

The Design Team were given
some images to play with....

I have been on a watercolor kick lately, 
so I used my watercolor paints for these..
Hope you enjoy!

So, I made a card and got a head start
On gift tags! I always seem
To run out of these!

I hope to see your creations!
Be safe! Get crafty!
And have a safe and happy

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Saturday, 24 October 2015

Any Holiday!

Happy Saturday!!
Days are just flying by--
next Saturday is Halloween!
Can you believe it??!!

Today sees a new challenge starting over on the

HIMCR #222 - Any Holiday
Oh yeah! FUN!

Of course, the following holiday
coming up is 

The sponsor for this week's challenge
is the ever lovely 
My Besties!

The giveaway is the 5 images used by
the HIMCR design Team!
Let me say, you
will WANT to get in on this one!
It was incredibly hard to decide 
which image to use!

I made 2 projects for this week's challenge.
The first being a card.

I went with a different route this time around, 
as you can see!
I sprayed my paper with ink sprays (Mr. Huey's)
let it dry, and then printed
my image onto it.
I then outlined my images with Distress markers, 
which by the way, I am having the most difficult
time with these days.
Any one else having issues??
The papers used are from
October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection.

My second project is a tag.
I made the tag for the little bag 
my daughter is bringing to school full
of treats to give to her little friends.
The glitter is Stickles--added some
bling to it! lol

I used the scraps from my first project!
love it when I don't waste anything!

So, that is it for me for today!
Hope to see some fabulous creations!
Have an awesome day!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 17 October 2015

My Favorite Cutting Tool

Hiya, Hiya, HIYA!
Happy Saturday!!

A new challenge is happening over on the 
This week, HIMCR #221
Favorite Cutting Tool!!
There are 2 sponsors this week!
How awesome is that??!
Laurie, from 
Hiding In My Craft Room
One winner will get a 
Space Party Cricut Cartridge
Di's Digi Stamps

This winner will receive a 
$12 Gift Certificate to Di's Digi Stamps!!


Favorite cutting tool.
hmmm....I had to think about this one.
I have the Cricut Expression, which I adore,; 
the Making Memories Slice machine 
(which alright--considering it is hard to find
pieces and such for it!)
and finally, 
my Cuttlebug!
I. LOVE. my bug!
It embosses; it cuts; 
it is Portable! lol

Don't get me wrong, I love /like my other machines, 
but thy can be cumbersome. 
I know, I know, nitpicky.

But I am being honest--love the bug!

Here is what I created
with newly acquired 
embossing folders and dies.

These are the set of embossing
folders and die:

I used papers from Echo Park, an older collection, 
Love Story. 
I used a Sizzix hearts embossing folder also. 
That love die? from the embossing set!

Papers are from Imaginisce Birthday,
as is the sentiment. 
Loving this embossing set--it is too cute!

So, we would love to
see what you create with
your favorite cutting tool!!!
That is it for me for now!

My sons are having their
High School
 Graduation ceremony 
this afternoon.
Even though they are in college.
I don't understand it, 
but, hey, go figure!
So, got to get ready, 
and make sure I have tissues
on hand!
Until next time, friends!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Thanks a Latte

Happy Saturday to you, folks!
Thanks for joining me over on my little
Piece of blog land!

Today sees a new challenge over
On the 
HIMCR#220 - Super Scraps Saturday!

Our sponsor this week is
The ever fun
Sami Stamps!
Giveaway is $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps!

I personally love these challenges!
WelÅ‚, to be honest, I love all the challenges, 
But this one gets us using our scraps!
And if you are like me, which I am sure you are, 
We all have a box or two (or three!) of scraps!
I personally don't know how to throw out those pieces of paper--
Especially those awesome pieces..last can you throw
It away, right? Lol

Anyways, with some of my delicious scraps, 
And an image from Sami Stamps, 
Here is what I created:
With the weather right now (damp and wet), I sure do like
A nice cup of coffee, or tea, or cocoa!
Definitely not fussy!
The papers are from Hampton G, 
The Washi is from Freckled Fawn, 
That donut wood piece is from Prima, 
The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, 
And my image is coloured with my Prismacolors.
I also added a bit of bling (pink!) to the snowflakes!
Just to give it a little something something! 

Well, that is it for me for now!
My daughter is going to a birthday party
This afternoon, and 
My son is being Spider-Man for that same party! 
Should be great! 

Have an awesome day, folks!
Until next time!

Be safe. Get crafty.
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Saturday, 3 October 2015


Happy Saturday!
I cannot believe how fast the week went by!
It is crazy!
We are officially in October, and
where I am in Quebec, 
the temperatures have dropped==
we have already had some frost!!!
But I guess it was inevitable!

So today sees a new challenge
over on the

HIMCR #219 - Monochromatic!
You choose the color!! 

Our sponsor for this week is:
Graciellie Design
The giveaway is?? unsure yet! lol

Here is what I came up with.
I made a few examples, because it was just fun!

 I used papers from Hampton Art for the base;
the white paper being from Prima, splotched
with blue watercolor paint from Studio Calico.
The moths are painted with watercolors,
 a mixture of Distress Inks and Studio Calico.
 Papers are from MME Lost and Found,
ribbon is from stash. 
Rose is colored with Distress Inks.
A little Stickles around the edge to finish it off.
 Papers are again from MME Lost and Found.
Moths are painted with watercolor paint from Studio Calico.
Gems are also from MME.
Goldenrod Stickles are added onto the wings.
For my final project, the papers are from 
Carta Bella Beautiful Moments.
The glitter paper is from DCWV.
The rose is colored with watercolor paint.
LOVE charm is from stash.

That is is for me!
I wish you all a Happy World Cardmaking Day!
I hope you all partake in some challenges on various blogs!
I know I am! ;)

Have an awesome day!
Until next time, my friends!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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