Monday, November 25, 2013

"1 Month till Christmas Blog Hop"

Yes you read that correctly just 1 more month till the jolly man himself comes to town.

We are upon the holiday season, Who has started, finished or not started their Christmas shopping? I admit I wanted to start early but yet again I will be starting my shopping with in the last month of crunch time.

Well most of you by now know why we are here each month a group of us talented ladies get together to post two creations to help get us ready for the holiday season along they way we try to give some inspiration as well.

This year we have been creating our projects following a theme each month. This month for our last month till the new year we are using either silver or gold in our projects :)

I am not a huge fan of gold I much prefer silver or white gold so I have chosen to use hues of silver.

Card 1

Copic colours used

-T6,4,2,1
-C7,5,3
-E79,77,74 , 41,40
-B99,97,95,93
-BG78,75,72
- R21,20
-R39,37,35
-G28,24,21

Supplies used

- Whimsy's Christmas Bunny
-DCWV Shimmer Matstack
-Doodlebug designs inc - home for the holidays
- Stampabilities - Merry Christmas 07
- Sookwang double sided adhesive sheet
- Glitter Ritz - Stardust
-DewDrop Brilliance - Starlite Silver
- Die-namics - Decorative Doily







Card 2



Copic colours used

- E11,1,00,000,0000
-E29,27,25
- E43,42,41
-E59,57,55
- B97,95,93
-G28,07,24,21
-R39,37,35
-YG67,63,61
-R29,46,27
-Y17,15,11

Supplies used

- Whimsy's - Holly
- The paper studio - Holiday Cheer
- Twine
- Jingle Bells
- Sookwang double sided adhesive sheet
- Glitter Ritz - Stardust
-Label's 11
- Whimsy's - Holiday tickets sentiments
- Whimsy's - Ticket die
- Dew Drop- Rhubarb Stalk
- Die-versions - Snow Flurries
- Recollections brads


I want to thank all the wonderful and talented ladies for this wonderful experience again this year getting to see all your projects has for sure given me inspiration and to my BFF for asking me to join in on the monthly hop again this year. It for sure feels great going into the holiday season with 22 cards already ready to hand out. Also by joining this hop this year has just flown by. It was full of many changes but I am looking forward to the adventures, fun and hopefully love that I am hoping is in my future. I hope you all enjoy the holiday season and next time we will be back for 11 Months till Christmas wow that I am sure will come way to soon but until then enjoy the holidays and have a great and Merry Christmas along with a safe and wonderful New Year. Until Next time happy crafting :D

Hugs Sara.



Friday, October 25, 2013

" 2 Months till Christmas Blog hop"

Well I can't believe that it is only 2 months till Christmas where has time gone.

Has anyone started their Christmas shopping ? I have a little :)

Well by now you probably know why we are here. Once a month a group of us talented ladies get together and blog 2 creations we have made to prepare for the holiday rush. Each month we follow a given theme

this month is a photo inspiration.



Card 1

Copic Colours used

- E29,27,25
-R39,37,46,35
-G29,28,07,24
-YG67,63,61
-Y17,13

Supplies

-Wild Rose Studio - Teddy with Gift
- labels 29
- Card stock
-Recollection Ribbon
-Memory Box - Marietta Buckle






Card 2




Copic Colours Used

- E47,44,43,42,41,40
-R39,37,46,35
-G29,28,07\
-C1, B00 ,B0000
 
Supplies Used

- Wild Rose Studio - Christmas Teddies
-Label's 29
-Curved Rectangles
- Whimsy Snow Flakes
-Score tape
- Glitter Ritz - Cool Highlight
- Pearls
- Recollection Ribbon
I had so much fun colouring these guys :) so cute love how they turned out




Well I hope you have enjoyed today's Hop, Happy 2 Months till Christmas. Until next time happy crafting.  :D


Blog Hop Order





 
 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"3 Month's Till Christmas Blog Hop"

Well here we are only 3 months till Christmas ... As your reading this Ill be on Vacation in what I hope is a sunny and beautiful week in Myrtle Beach SC.

Its hard to believe that in 3 months we will be celebrating Christmas. I am starting to get slightly excited for it I must say.

In preparation for the Christmas rush my great friend Shari got this group of crafty ladies together and for the last few years we create 2 projects each month to get prepared for the Christmas season.

This year we have been challenging ourselves to create 2 projects based on a specific theme for the month.

This month is to create projects with Elves, Santa or Reindeer.

While at the 2nd anniversary for One Crazy Stamper scrap day I actually was able to create one with each :).

Card 1




Copic Colours
-E11,1,00,000
-R39,37,35
-YG99,97,95,93
Y17,15
BG02,01

Recollections - X-Mas Stamps Image
Doodle Bug Designs Inc - Home for the holidays 
Recolections Ribbon
Skittles 
Dew Drop - Cottage Ivy

Card 2



Copic Colours
-R46,37,29,27,24
-E11,1,00,000
-W9,7,5
-YG97,95,93
-BG7,5,2,1

Recollections - X-Mas Stamps Image
Doodle Bug Designs Inc - Home for the holidays 
Recolections Ribbon
Recolections embelishments


Card 3



Copic Colours 
-E79,59,57,55,49,47,44,37,35,34
-R29,27
-Y19,15
-BG5,2,1

Recollections - X-Mas Stamps Image
Doodle Bug Designs Inc - Home for the holidays 
Recolections Ribbon
Skittles 
Dew Drop- love letter

Well another month come and gone until next time happy crafting.

This Months Blog Hop Order:




Sunday, August 25, 2013

" 4 Months till Christmas Blog Hop "

Well here we are again only 4 months till Christmas...Wow it will be here before we know it, I can't believe how fast the last 7 months have gone.

This time next month I will be chilling on the beach on Vaca with my parents :D . I am very much looking forward to this WELL needed time away.

I have had a lot of changes in my life the last few months so it was nice to sit down in my new work space and let everything leave my mind and relax to make these cards. I really enjoyed this months cards and am very very happy on how they turned out.

Well if you have been following our little hop you know why we are all here :). If you just happened along my blog please join the fun and follow along our little fun hop a few of us crafty ladies put on the 25th of each month to get a head of the Christmas card rush every year.

If you have arrived here from the talented Mary's Blog you are in the right place. If you happened across my blog and would like to start from the start please head over to my dearest friend Shari's blog :D she is sure to have some great inspiration to share with you. I will have a full list of the hop order listed at the bottom of my post.

Well us ladies have been challenging ourselves to making two Christmas crafts each month following the months theme. This month is Inspired by a Christmas song or carol.

Here are my crafty creations.

My first card is inspired by the song Let it Snow

"Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow"



Copics used

  • E11,01,00,000
  • B99,97,95,93
  • B37,34
  • B16,14,12
  • B01,00,000,0000
  • C7,5,3,1
  • R32,30
  • E47,44,43
  • E79,59,57
Supplies used

  • Whimsy Stamp- Let it snow
  • Whimsy Stamp- Layered Snowflake die
  • Die-namics - Decorative Doilies
  • hero arts - Snowflake stamp ( inside card )
  • Marianne design - Collectibles - COL1325
  • petite scalloped circles
  • EK success punch
  • card stock
  • Dew Drop - Summer Sky & Danube Blue
  • Color Box Chalk - Ice Blue and French Blue
  • imaginice - i rock
  • gems


My second card was inspired by Santa Baby

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I've been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight


Copics Used 

  • E39,37,35 and R37
  • E79,77,74
  • E49,47,44,43
  • R29,27,24
  • G28,24,07
  • YG99,97,95,93
  • W7,5,3
Supplies Used
  • Kraftin Kimmie - Santa baby stamp and sentiment
  • stampabilities - very merry Christmas
  • chalk - warm red
  • lacy squares
  • classic squares
  • fancy labels 1
  • recollection brads
  • dcwv - shimmer matstack
  • American Crafts - Jolly paper pad
  • Celabrate ribbon
  • Skittles
  • Memento Dew Drop - Love Letter



I hope you have enjoyed my cards and have gotten a little bit of inspiration. Untill next time keep crafting.

Hugs 
Sara

This Months Blog Hop Order:



Thursday, July 25, 2013

"5 Months Till Christmas Blog Hop"

Welcome to our monthly Christmas hop and yes only 5 more months till jolly old saint nick comes down the chimney and delivers all those lovely presents.When we get to spend time with all our loved ones. 

Well I know for us up here in southern Ontario its been quite a hot one lately and we had a wicked storm roll by last Friday. I'll be posting some photos below, it was defiantly a crazy one just was happy we didn't get the tornado that they were warning might have happened defiantly looked like it was about to.

Well if you are a regular follower of our monthly hop then you know the drill but if you are just stopping by then here is a quick overview of what we do each month.

2 Christmas ago my great friend Shari was having quite the struggle to complete her lovely Christmas cards in time and decided that it was just to much work to cram into the few months before the Christmas rush. She decided that she would challenge herself to make two cards each month so that when the time came she would have at least 22 cards ready. Along the way the group of us joined her and we now create a fun small hop each month to share our creations and hopefully give some inspiration to everyone who follows along each month.

If you have arrived here from the talented Mary`s Blog you are in the right place. If you have just happened upon my blog or are here for a visit and want to start from the beginning please head over to my very talented friend Shari`s Blog

This year we are challenging our selves to create two cards or projects following a given theme for the month.

This month we challenged our selves to use Non-traditional Christmas colours. I am quite happy how my cards turned out.

Card 1



Supplies Used

- Saturated Canary - Nikki
- High Hopes - Warm Winter Wishes Sentiment
- MME - Merry paper pad
- Memory Box- Marietta buckle
- Card stock
- Ribbon
- Fiskars 9 X 5 guillotine
-ATG
- Label's 25
- Memento Bahama Blue

Copic Colours used

- E11,01,00,000,0000
- E79,59,57,55
-R85,83,81 
-B05,12,01
-YG67,17,13
-B16,14

Close up - love how her face turned out


Card 2


Supplies Used 

- Whimsy Stamps - Wee Stams - Heidi with Sledge
- Memento - Teal Zeal
- Labels 17
- Micheals Sentiment
- Studio G - Gems
- Color Box Chalk - Wisteria
- Feathers 
- Ribbon
- Recollections - Bold Basics 

Copic Colours Used

- E11,01,00,000,0000
- E49,47,44,43
-BG09,07,05 , 78,75,72
- Y19,17,15




Here are some photos I took from my front door during the storm it sure kept coming all night.




Well I hope you enjoyed the cards I had to share with you today. Please hop along and leave some love for the ladies along the hop. Until next time happy crafting.

This Months Blog Hop Order:
Mary 



LeeAnn (Guest Designer)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

" 6 Months till Christmas Blog Hop "

Well welcome back to our monthly Christmas hop it is now 6 months till Christmas yes that is correct we are half way there. It sure does not feel like it now its getting warmer and the sun is shining I sure like the Sun more then the snow but I guess everything in moderation is great :).

Well if you are a regular follower of our monthly hop then you know the drill but if you are just stopping by then here is a quick overview of what we do each month.

2 Christmas ago my great friend Shari was having quite the struggle to complete her lovely Christmas cards in time and decided that it was just to much work to cram into the few months before the Christmas rush. She decided that she would challenge herself to make two cards each month so that when the time came she would have at least 22 cards ready. Along the way the group of us joined her and we now create a fun small hop each month to share our creations and hopefully give some inspiration to everyone who follows along each month.

If you have arrived here from the talented Mary`s Blog you are in the right place. If you have just happened upon my blog or are here for a visit and want to start from the beginning please head over to my very talented friend Shari`s Blog

This year we are challenging our selves to create two cards or projects following a given theme for the moth.

This month we were creating our creations by using the following photo inspiration.

June's Photo Inspiration
Of course I have created two cards to share with you.

First Card

Card 1
Copic colours used

- Snow - C1 + B0000
- R39,37,35
-R22,21,20
-YR18,68,16
-W9,7,5
-YG67,17,13,11

Supplies used

- Mel Jen - Frosty Face 
- Die-Namics Decrotive Doily
- Recollections Flowers
- Ribbon
- Trim
- Paper I got from a garage sale at Memory Keepers in Hamilton ON
- Rind-stones
- Tape Gun
- Stickles - Crystal
- Memento - Dew Drops - Love letter

close up of the colouring


Second Card


Card 2


Copic Colours used

- Snow - C1 + B0000
- R39,37,35
-R29,27, 25,24
-YR18,68,16
-YG67,17,13

Supplies used

- Free digi from Simply Cards & Papercraft  - By David Parkins ( super cute check them out )
- Die-Namics Decrotive Doily
- Recollections Flowers
- Trim
- Paper I got from a garage sale at Memory Keepers in Hamilton ON
- Rind-stones
- Tape Gun
- Stickles - Crystal
- Memento - Dew Drops - Love letter

close up of the colouring


Both Card Together


Hope you all enjoyed our lovely hop today. Please leave some love on each of these talented ladies blogs.

Hope you have gotten some inspiration to start your Christmas cards early. Until next time happy Crafting.

Sara ( you are here )
Karen (this months Guest Designer)


Saturday, May 25, 2013

" 7 Months till Christmas "

Here we are again only 7 more months till Christmas,  every month a group of us ladies get together to share our head start on Christmas cards that we have created based on a given theme for the month.

This Months Theme is Festive Flowers

If you arrived here from Mary's blog you are in the right place if you want to start from the beginning please head over to my great friend Shari's blog.

My first Card


Supplies Used

-Magnolia
-Die-Namics - Decorative Doily
-Dew Drop Memento - Love Letter
-Hero Arts - Sentiment
-Color Box-Chalk - Warm Red
-Celebrate it Ribbon
-Select Cardstock - Nature
-Creative Memories Circle Cutter

Copic Colours

-E11,01,00,000,0000
-R39,37,35
-E49,47,44
-W9,7,5
-B99,97,95
-BG99,96,93
-Y18,11 & YR18

Second Card


Supplies Used

-Magnolia
-Select Card stock
-Cuttle Bug - Embossing Folder
-Dew Drop-Danube Blue & Summer Sky
-TPC Studio - Christmas Grettings
-Fancy Framed Tags 1
- Colour Box Chalk -  French Blue

Copic Colour 
-E11, 01,00,000,0000
-E55,31,41
-B39,37,34,32
-RV34,R83, Rv32
-W9,7,5
-C1,B0000


Please follow along on our hop and comment on the lovely creations these ladies have made. Hope you have been inspired to start your Christmas cards early. Till next time, happy crafting.

This Months Blog Hop Order:
1.) Shari
2.) Heather
3.) Mary
4.) Sara ( you are here )
6.) Tara
7.) Sandy




Thursday, April 25, 2013

" 8 Months till Christmas "

Welcome to our monthly hop today marks 8 months till Christmas. I know what your thinking we havn't even got past all the snow from this year but yes it is only 8 months till Christmas.

This post is going to be short and sweet as it is 9:47 and I was heading to bed and realized tomorrow (today) is the 25th. Got a huge head start on the cards but completely blew it with writing the post. 

So every month a group of us ladies get together to share our head start on Christmas cards that we have created based on a given theme for the month 

This month's theme is Animals (use at least 1 animal on your projects) I used owls for both. I love cute owls. Ever since I became a Brownie Leader and was named Night Owl I have come to love these cute little birds :) only the cute ones though i have a fondness for cutey things.

If you arrived here from Mary's blog you are in the right place if you want to start from the begining please head over to my great friend Shari's blog.

Here are my cards for this month

Card 1


Supplies used

  •  Art Impression - Five Whoots Set
  • Recollection - blod basics
  • dcwv - shimmer matstack
  • lace
  • whimsy stamps - layered snowflake die set
  • BoBunny - Sentiment
  • skittles
  • color box chalk - Depp Lagoon
  • stampendous - winter nestle
Copic Colours used

  • E79,77,74,37,35,34,49,47,44,43,42,59.57,55,53,51
  • BG09,07,05,75,75,72
  • B99,97,95
  • V28,25,22,95,93,91

inside - love the sentiment :) finally found a card to use it.
close up of the snowflake :) love this die

Card 2



Supplies Used

  • Mel- Jens Digi
  • Card stock & Easy scrap booking calendar
  • Martha Stewart-snowflake punches
  • Martha Stewart - twine
  • jingle bell
  • stampabilites very merry Christmas
  • labels 17
  • memento texto black
  • hot off the press- mittens
  • color box chalk - chestnut Roan
Copic Colours used

  • E79,59,57,47,44,43
  • BG78,75,72
  • B99,97,95
  • R32,30
  • C1 + B0000
  • YG97, B23

inside.

Please follow along on our hop and comment on the lovely creations these ladies have made. Hope you have been inspired to start your Christmas cards early. Till next time, happy crafting.

Monday, March 25, 2013

"9 Months till Christmas Blog Hop"

Welcome to our monthly blog hop where a group of us creative ladies challenge ourselves each month to create 2 cards/projects to get a head start on the Christmas Card rush.

Last year my great friend Shari and her bff challenged themselves to create 2 cards one with a colour medium and one using die cuts and punches and that was the beginning and formation of our lovely group of ladies. We all decided we were tired of rushing to create our Christmas cards each year. This year we have challenged our selves to create two cards or projects that follow a specific theme that is given for each month. This month's theme is Mainly Green.

Before we get to my cards if you have arrived here from friend Mary's Blog then you are in the right place if you have just happened upon my blog and would like to start from the beginning then please head over to my very great friend Shari's blog. If you happen to get lost along the way I will post the blog hop order at the end of my post.

Each month we will have a Guest Designer join in our fun this month it is Sandy Smith she will be your last stop on today's hop.


Well Lets get to my Cards :)

1st Card


Supplies Used 
  • Saturated Canary - Christmas Angel
  • DCWV Shimmer Matstach
  • Easy Scrapbooking Calendar
  • Celebrate it Ribbon
  • Color Box Chalk - Olive Pastel
  • Scor-tape + Crystal Glitter Ritz - Cool Highlight
  • Kaiser Craft - Sentiment & Impression Obsession A8507
  • Whimsy Stamps - Bottle Cap Die
  • Penny Black- Christmas Cheer
  • Bo Bunny - Stamp
  • Recollections - Rhinestones
Copic Colours Used
  • E11, 01,00,000,000
  • E79,49,47,44
  • E42,41,40
  • YG67,63,61
  • G29,28,24,07
  • R22,21,20
  • V95,93,91
  • BG99,96,93
  • B16,14,12
  • R37,35

Close up of sentiment
Inside of the card

2nd Card



Supplies Used
  • Meljen's Designs - Christmas Tree
  • Ladybug Crafts ink - Christmas set ( sentiment reads Bless this tree... with lots of presents!)
  • Color Box Chalk - Deep Green
  • Versa Magic - Cloud White + Spanish Olive
  • Martha Stewart - twine
  • Button + Jingle Bells
  • Queen + Co - Snowflake Pearls
Copic Colours Used

  • G29,28,24,07
  • Y17,13
  • B28,24
  • YG16,12
  • R29,24
  • R39,37,35
  • YG99,97,95
Both Cards together


Hope you enjoyed my Mostly Green cards for this month's hop. 

Happy Crafting... See you again next month on the 25th.

Blog Hop Order

1.) Shari: http://sharispinkpalace.blogspot.com/
 
2.) Heather: http://princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com/
 
3.) Mary: http://www.maryshappyplace.com/ 

4.) Sara: http://sarashobbyistapartment.blogspot.com/  
 
5.) Kerry: http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com/
 
6.) Tara: http://tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com/ 
 
7.) Sally: http://sallyastill.blogspot.co.uk  

8.) Sandy Smith: http://shortandcrafty.blogspot.ca/
 



Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday :)

Just wanted to post a small post today to wish some one I consider to be one of my best friends a very very happy & special birthday.. :) I don't want to blog her age as women that's one sacred secret that is only to be shared by the individual ex specially over the world wide web :D but I wanted to wish her the bestest Happy Birthday.

So Very very Happy Birthday to the super creative and talented Mrs. Shari . The bestest friend some one could ask for :) . Hope you have a super duper special day.

Monday, February 25, 2013

"10 Months till Christmas Blog Hop"

Welcome back to our monthly hop. By now most of you are probably regular hoppers on our fun monthly hop but if not here is a little about us. My very great friend and her BFF decided last year that they were tired of the Christmas card scramble every year to get their Christmas cards completed and sent out in time. They decided to challenge themselves to create 2 cards/projects every month leading up to the big day to keep the Christmas card scramble at bay. Along the way we have grown to a group of very talented ladies, we get together on the 25th of each month to participate in a fun Christmas blog hop. We have kept our talented group to a great size to make each hop a fun and enjoyable, We have enough talented ladies for you to all hop around and to get some great crafty ideas but not to many to take you hours to complete :). Great things come in small doses. A list will be provided at the end of my post to help incase you get lost along the way.

This year we are challenging our selves to make two cards/projects that follow a given theme for the month. This month it was Red, White + 1 other colour.

If you arrived here from Mary's Blog you are in the right place. If you came across my blog or just stopping by and would like to start at the beginning please head over to my great friend Shari's blog :).

Here are my two Cards that I have to share with all of you this month.

1st Card - Red, White + Green


Supplies Used

- Magnolia - Dancing with the stars tilda
- Spellbinders - Labels 10 + 11
- Class Act - Sentiment
-Versa Mark - Champange 
- Zing Embossing powder
- Embossing Heat Gun
- EK Trim Punch
- Versa Magic - Red Magic
- Recollections - Glitter Adhesive Dots
- Recollections - Rhinestones
- Color Box Chalk - Deep Green

Copic Colours Used

-E11, E01, E00, E000, E0000
-E42, E41,E40, 
-E79, E59,E57
-R39,R37,R35
-G29,G28,G07
-Y17,Y13





2nd Card - Red, White + Green


Supplies Used 

- Sassy Cheryl digi - Snowman and her special gift
- Spellbinders - Labels 11
- Lace & Celebrate it ribbon
- Kaiser craft - Christmas sentiment
- Color Box Chalk - Lipstick Red
- Versa Magic - Red Magic

Copic Colours Used

- C1, B0000
- YR18, YR16, YR12
- E37, E34
- R39,R37,R35 , R 29,R27, R24
-G29,G28,G07, YG67, YG63,YG61





Hope you have enjoyed my cards and maybe found some inspiration along the way. Please make sure to hop along to all the ladies blogs and leave some love :). Until next time, Happy crafting.

Blog hop order:

1.) Shari: http://sharispinkpalace.blogspot.com/
2.) Heather: http://princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com/
3.) Mary: http://www.maryshappyplace.com/ 
4.) Sara: http://sarashobbyistapartment.blogspot.com/ 
5.) Kerry: http://mommakcrafts.blogspot.com/
6.) Tara: http://tarashomemadehappiness.blogspot.com/ 
7.) Sally: http://sallyastill.blogspot.co.uk 
8.) Guest Designer Janis: http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.ca/


I would like to enter my Tilda card in The Ribbon Girl Blog's Magnolia Only Challenge - Anything Goes