April 30, 2015

I'm Tickled Pink - April '15

Can you believe that is't the end of April?
This month just flew by for me, there has been so much going on and here we are with another installment of The 12 Kit of Occasions!

This month I had the pleasure to be the hostess of the "I'm Tickled Pink" kit. I chose Doodlebug Design's Hello Sunshine as my paper to base the kit around. I stamped and die cut as many flowers as I could with as many shades of pink I could find in my stash.

This month I asked my sweet friend Suzanne Dahlberg to be my guest! Suzanne was part of the original team back when it was called The 12 Kits of Holidays!

Lets get on with the projects...


I am submitting this card to the
Sweet Sunday Sketch #266


I am submitting this card to
Freshly Made Sketches #184




Lined up along the window sill:


Be sure to check out the cards made by the rest of the team, I'm sure you will love all of their amazing talent.
We are basically at two week's into the strike and no sign yet of a settlement.  As much as Brooklyn feels done with high school she wasn't ready for the abrupt stop.  No one will be held back but finishing out high school properly for Brooklyn is important.  Leadership camp will likely be cancelled, prom is now only a month away and graduation is in June. I hope for her sake they are back soon--it would be nice to finish it right.  
Love having her home though, this week we got her shoes for prom and Friday she has an appointment for her dress fitting.  This picture does not do the shoes justice, but they are so cute!

April 29, 2015

The Card Concept #34


It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept!

There were so many things that inspired me with this inspiration photo. The colours, the flowers, the tags and the stripes to name a few. I settled out after a few fails, with using some patterned paper with the colours and flowers creating a couple simple tags.


Hope to see you play along with us this challenge!

April 28, 2015

CCC #144


Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue is:

Had a little fun with this one.
A great encouragement card for a teenage boy--you think?


I am also submitting this to the new Uniko challenge Things With Wings.

Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...

April 25, 2015

RetroSketches #162 and Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop


Happy Saturday!

Today's card is for both RetroSketches and the April Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I inked up for the first time my Papertrey Ink Retro Style Graduation and Birthday Sentiments Stamps and Dies. I chose to use the colours from the Papertrey Ink mood board using this week's new RetroSketches sketch!


I am up to my eyeballs in preparations for a bridal shower Brooklyn and I are having for my nephew's fiance on Sunday. I will definitely say thank you to Pinterest from providing me with loads of fantastic ideas. As much as we do not like the way that teachers' strikes impact our children, I will say that Brooklyn has been an invaluable help to me this week that she was off school because of the strike. For that I did not mind waiting in the store for an hour yesterday while she tried on a purse--trying to decide between brown or coral! Do you want to know which one she picked?

I think a good choice!
Have a wonderful weekend!

April 23, 2015

M!M #209 and SSS Wednesday Challenge


I made a couple cards for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #209

I have been in love with white on white for a while now and this 'technique' can be used for just about any stamp and die set. It makes a quick and easy card!

Using one of my favourite coffee sets and dies...


I am on a bit of a butterfly kick these days, so I created a little ombre one for this next card. The butterfly in covered completely in Wink of Stella which really gives it a magical look IRL!


Wink of Stella detail...


I am also submitting these to the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Blog - Clean and Simple.

Wednesday I drove my son up to Muskoka to start his summer job today. He will be staying at his girlfriend's parents house again this summer. So he has a surrogate Mom for the summer who definitely spoils him--LOL.  Driving up there we went through all types of weather--sun, rain, hail, snow and then repeat! I know that we are not the only place in North America that has and is having crazy weather this year. Honestly I do not ever remember seeing snow at the end of April.

When we got home it was sunny, then cloudy and then it started snowing here! Just a couple week's ago the Robin's started to appear and I thought spring was finally here. I had to video tape this out my kitchen door today, the poor thing probably wondering what the heck what happening...

Happy to report that Brooklyn got a phone call on Tuesday from the Home Depot about 20 minutes from here that they had her driver's license and some of her other cards that they found on the property when doing some spring clean up the other day. We went to the store and the manager had her license, her debit card, her Social Insurance Card and her Employee card. Most of them we have already set the wheels in motion to replace but we are really happy to report that her ID is not floating around out there. She was happy to receive these items back but angry that someone thought so little of a person's ID to just throw it away, another tough lesson to learn.

April 22, 2015

Ellen Hutson April Pin-Sights Challenge


I have a card to share for the April Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge!

Check out the gorgeous mood board:

I used my new to me Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms stamp set to create this...


April 21, 2015

CCC #143


Happy Tuesday and it's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week our cue word is the ultra trendy:

Originally I was trying to create my yellow-orange-pink ombre stamping a solid image. I had difficulty because the image is fairly small and the orange was ended up looking blotchy. So plan be I created a white die cut butterfly and used my foam applicatior to achieve the ombre directly on the butterfly die cut. I topped it off with a couple spritzes of gold Color Shine.


I am also submitting this to the new Uniko challenge Things With Wings.

Have a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you...

April 20, 2015

Muse Card Club Challenge #113


Happy Monday!

A very last minute entry to the Muse Challenge #113. Do you have those nights when you just can't fall asleep?  That is me this morning, up creating a card when I really should be sleeping. After what has been another busy weekend I think I am a bit wired.  Michele was the Muse this challenge and here is the gorgeous card she created...

So here is my card inspired by her design...


Wink of Stella detail...


Everyone is home, we picked Ben up from the bus Sunday night now that his final exams are done and he has everything packed to move to his new place in Sudbury at the end of the month. He rented a house with three other guys this past year, but two are finished school and moving on. Ben and one of the guys are going to rent the front of the same house this coming year. So moving means going out the door of the place they are in and walking around to the front entrance of the same house.  He is home for a couple days and then Wednesday I drive him up to Muskoka to start his summer job on Thursday. 

Lots going on with Brooklyn. Last weekend she had her wallet stolen! My daughter who never takes her wallet anywhere unless she has to, the girl who knows to never put her drink down at a party, to always have her phone within reach had her wallet stolen out of her knapsack at a party. Not that there was much money in it, but all of her ID was--license, debit card, health card, her employee card and her social insurance card. Talk about devastated. She did file a police report and we got all of her ID replaced--but really tough lessons learned.  Tonight she went to bed knowing that she can sleep in tomorrow because as of midnight Sunday the Durham District School Board Secondary Teachers have gone on strike! Not something she wants to hear at the end of her senior year. I have a feeling that this is going to be another crazy week!