Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blog candies!!

Hello Ladies,

I have found a couple of sites having blog candy, and the rules to enter are that I have to post it on my blog too. So, (even though I wan't to win so much that I don't want you to know anything about it...) Here are the blogs:

The first one is called All the things I love. A wonderful woman named Bev runs this blog. Make sure you go and take a look, because not only are her cards wonderful, that blog candy is amazing!! I'm pretty sure that I would fight you (and I hope for those beautiful Hanglar images!!

The second site for candy that I found is called Camillas Magnolia kort by Camilla. Her site is amazing too, I just love all of her magnolia cards. She is giving away a bunch of magnolia stamps and some beautiful designer paper, ribbons and flowers. Go and take a look at her blog here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!!

From the Spoon Full of Sugar site:
Now onto this weeks Challenge
Animal Magic
we would love you to make a card with an animal somewhere in the design.
We have one of the new release High Hopes stamps "Henry the great" to send to one randomly chosen winner this week. The stamp has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts.
Silly Monkey Crafts have the Sarah Kay stamps in stock and also lots of the new High Hope releases.
To be in with a chance to win it, just leave us a comment with a link to your work, and we will randomly pick 1 winner next week
Don't forget you must include at least one Sugar Nellie, Rachelle Anne Miller, Sarah Kay, High Hopes or a Hanglar Image somewhere on your design.
Here's my card for the Challenge~~~
My card is a gatefold card. I didn't have any time to put anything special in the inside yet, but I will before I give it away.
Stamps: High Hopes, Studio G Clear stamp -series 11
Ink: Versafine black, SU orange and chocolate chip
Paper: Georgia pacific cs, Imagine that cs, designer paper (not sure where from?)
Accessories: brads, bug brad

We have had a very busy week. Went to Gimli, Manitoba for a McKercher Reunion (my husband's family). Then went to Regina yesterday and bought a 2005 Chevy Avalanche. This truck is for my hubby because his car was totalled off in the hailstorm we had a few weeks ago.
I just got off work and want to go eat supper. I do have a couple more cards to post this week, so I will do my best to get them up for you to see!!

Have a great (HOT) day!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Wedding cards

My friend, Kelly, needed a couple of quick wedding cards the other day. I was in a big hurry to make them so I went and took a look at Splitcoast. I found 2 wonderful cards that I wanted to case. Below the cards are links to the galleries that I cased the cards from.
I cased this card from Sf9erfan from Splitcoast, go and check out her card - it's amazing!!

This card was cased from Chanteuse on splitcoast go and take a look at her card, it's amazing too!!

The designer paper on these cards is from the DCWV Luxury stack. They are so pretty and shimmery that they worked wonderfully!

On the job front, I don't know for sure what is happening yet, but I think I am getting to change to another department. As soon as everything is finalized, I will let you know!!

We are heading out on some holidays in the morning, so I won't be around till Monday night! Have a great weekend!


I received some awards these last couple of days!! What an honour to receive awards from all the amazing bloggers who are giving them to me!!

This first award is the Wylde Women award. I received it from Nikki. Go and check out her wonderful won't be sorry!!
The rules of this award are....

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.
And remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

I would like to pass this award on to everyone who comments on my blog and my entire blogroll!! You girls are the best!!

The second award I received from...Jill, Ila, and Lim.

These gals are all amazing bloggers too!! Be sure to go and have a look!!
The rules on this one is:

1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

There are so many amazing ladies out there, that I don't know who to pick.

I am going to go with....

Michelle (New)

Hope you girls enjoy this award as much as I do!!

I also got this award today from one of my newer blogging friends, Lim!! I absolutely love her blog, so be sure to go and check it out.

I had actually received this award already. So I am going to direct you to this post.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Challenge # 9 at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Hi Everyone!

I'm sorry I haven't posted all week. It has been a crazy, crazy week for me.
First the card....then I will explain.....

This card is for Challenge #9 at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
From the Blog....
"We have the gorgeous Katharina as our guest designer this week who has created this fab sketch for us, if you haven’t paid her a visit pop over and take a look at her fab blog, and wish her well on her new adventure whiff of joy" If you don't have an oval for this challenge please feel free to use a circle.

There is going to be a beautiful stamp given away this week, so be sure to go and check it out!!

Here is my card... I got this gorgeous image from my friend Debbie....Thanks so much Debbie!!

I made this card in just over an hour....I think it's one of the fastest cards I have ever made. (usually I spend a couple of hours picking out the papers and setting it up) Unfortunately, I didn't have alot of time this week, but still think it turned out ok. I think that the fab. sketch had something to do with it!

If you have any questions about the products I used, be sure to email me.

And now about work. I have been working from 5 am to 3 pm (approx.) daily, and am exausted when I get home....I mean straight to bed with me! And I am not used to standing on my one place for that many hours, kind of having some trouble with it. Going to the Dr. today, because I think my heel spurs are already back!! Anyways....I have been not loving my job, kind of depressed actually, so I am trying to find out what my options are. I am sad that I even gave up the office in the first place, because that is what I KNOW I love, but I thought that a new challenge would be good for me. However, what good is having a job that pays more, if I don't have any extra time to do my other love....stamping!

I will keep you informed on what happens with my job. I am on holidays for a week (we are going away for part of it), so I am hoping to get a couple of cards done today or tomorrow.

Hope all is well with all of you, and hopefully I will be back later this week!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Challenge # 8 - One for the Girls

Here is my DT card for Challenge # 8 at A Spoon Full of Sugar. The challenge this week is to make a girl card. I have actually already given this card to my sister, Crystal, for her birthday, and I can tell you, that she absolutely loved it. Yay! Crystal is a cardmaker also, so I really wanted to make a card that she would like!
Here are the deets:
Stamps: Lola with flowers, Hero Arts - Tickets, MSE tag words
Inks: Versafine black, VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Paper: Bazzill Basics cardstock, Basic Gray Sugared designer paper
Accessories: Prima flowers, brads
Image is colored with prismacolor pencils and OMS, scallops were done with a corner punch.

Thanks everyone for looking, and I hope that if you get a chance you play along too!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Andrea's blog candy!

Found another fab. blog candy!! Andrea who is on the Magnolia Design Team is celebrating getting blog candy from Magnolia to give away!! Click here for her wonderful blog!

Maya's Blog Candy

Hi everyone!
Maya is having the most amazing blog candy!! I almost don't even want to tell you all about it (cause I want it all for myself) but I guess I better if I want to be entered to win too. lol!
Click here for the link to her blog. And spend some time taking a look at her one word, amazing!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Whipper Snapper Birthday

I got some new stamps about a week ago, and have finally gotten a chance to play!! This image is from Whipper Snapper....isn't it adorable!! I purchased the stamp from Phebe at The Town Scrapper. She has all kinds of stamps in stock, including Magnolia, Whipper Snapper, Rackle, etc, etc....if you are interested, make sure you contact her for details!!
In other news.... I am now done working in the Administration Office at the Co-op I work for. I start my new job on Monday. I will be a C-Store Manager Trainee for 16 weeks. I am very excited to be given this new opportunity!! I hope that learning everything comes easily to me, and that we can find enough staff, so that I get to have a few regular days off, once I fully take over!
Wish me luck everyone, I am very nervous!!

I will be back on Tuesday, with some details on my first day, and a new card for The Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Happy Birthday....

Hi all,

I made a magnolia card about a week ago, and forgot to get it uploaded, so here it is!

I got some gorgeous flowers a couple of weeks ago from Scrappin' Great Deals, so I had to be sure to use them. If you are looking for a place to buy accessories from in Canada, including the much sought after Nestabilities....don't look any further! Her service is great, and if something is out of stock, when it comes in, she sends it out with free shipping!

If you are looking for a source for the Magnolia stamps, I get mine from The Town Scrapper. Her email address is , she is a great person to work with, and has given me some good deals!

I got some awesome mail yesterday! My Magnolia stamp club arived straight from the magnolia site. I am mounting the stamps on easy mount as we speak, and hopefully will be working on some cards soon!! Yay...I am so excited!!

Thank you for all my great comments all sure are wonderful!!

Monday, July 07, 2008


Howdy partner! Yahoo....I made this card for Challenge # 7 at A Spoon Full of Sugar. The challenge this week is that your card has to be a boy card.

Hope ya'll will play along with us this week! Click Here for the link to the challenge blog! I can't wait to see what the other design team members come out with this week too. Their work is always so inspiring!

Almost forgot to tell you guys, I made this card following the sketch challenge from Friday Sketchers. If you haven't checked it out before, it is an amazing sketch blog with a great DT from all over the world! Supplies for this card are:

Stamps: SU rough edges alphabet, Giddy Up by Elisabeth Bell
Inks: Versafine black, SU chocolate chip
Paper: Imagine that textured cardstock, K&Company designer paper, Bazzill Basic cardstock
Accessories: brads
Techniques: coloring with prismacolor pencils and OMS, machine stitching, distressing

I really like how this card turned out, now I have to find a little boy to give my card to!

Hope you all have a great week, I will be back in a couple of days with another card!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Retirement card!

Hello everyone.

A fellow co-worker just retired last week. I was asked to make a card for her. She is one awesome person and a very classy lady! I was trying to make a card that fit her personality. Wednesday we had a party for her, and I am happy to report, she really liked her card.

This card was actually made using Stampin' Up! stamps. I hardly ever use Stampin' Up! anymore. Now don't get me wrong, their products are amazing, BUT I am totally in love with alot of the newer stamps that are coming Magnolia, Rachelle Anne Miller, and Hanglers!!

Stamps: SU reverse prints, SU riveting
Inks: embossing ink, SU chocolate chip
Paper: Bazzill Basics white and black cardstock, DCWV the old world stack
Accessories: brads, SU ribbon
Nestabilities and cuttlebug used for the sentiment.

Hope you like my card too, have a great day!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Awesome blog candy!!

Hi all,

My friend Claudia is having some wonderful blog candy!! Here is the link to her blog, go and check it out!! It will inspire you, because her creations always inspire me!!

Another blogging friend, Nikki, is having some blog candy too!! Congratulations on all the hits Nikki!! Here is the link to her blog!! She is also A Spoon Full of Sugar design team member, and I am so proud to be on the team with her! I can't believe that she hasn't been stamping very long, because her cards are so wonderful!

And, if you have some time and would like to do a sketch, Camilla is also having some blog candy. Here is the link to Camilla's blog....her designs are amazing too, they always have so much detail!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I made this card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. If you haven't checked out their challenges, click here to go to their site!!
The challenge this week was to use the colors pink, brown and green. I think I did ok with this challenge, but I did have to use a couple of different shades of pink and brown!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Challenge # 6

This card is for challenge # 6 on the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.
The challenge this week is to use circles on your card.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie and SU.
Ink: Versafine black, SU Creamy Caramel, and SU Real Red.
Paper: Imagine that textured cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, DCWV Retro prints matstack
Accessories: May arts ribbon, brads, SU clip from hodgepodge hardware set.
Round image and scallops are cut using my cuttlebug and nestabilities!!

The following is from the Spoon Full of Sugar Site:

Now onto this weeks challenge


All you have to do is make a card with a circle somewhere in the
design, could be on the paper or the greeting or whatever else you
can think of as long as it has a circle on.

We have some fantastic blog candy to send one randomly chosen winner this week, which Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts has kindly donated.

Prize includes:

3 sheets of Bazzill cardstock
3 Bugs in a Rug - Luke and Lola range – Swing, Bottle and Blanket
3 Bugs in a Rug – Chaos and confusion – pink alphabet cardstock stickers
3 Bugs in a Rug – Tickled Pink Design Board
Rachelle Anne Miller stamp - Lily – Taking Care
Magnolia stamp – 3 hearts

To be in with a chance to win it, just leave us a comment with a
link to your work, and we will randomly pick 1 winner next week.
We hope you will join in our challenge, and we look forward to
seeing all your work, and don't forget to pop back each Tuesday
for a new challenge. If you don't have a blog please email either of
us and we will put it on the blog for you.
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments!! I will be back soon, with a couple more cards!


I got tagged by Charly at Charly's Crazy Corner. I love checking out her blog, especially since lately she has had up tons of Bella cards. Go and take a look, I'm sure you will love them!!
The rules state that I have to list 7 random things about myself, so here goes:
1. I work at Southern Plains Co-op in Estevan, SK, and am so excited that I am going to be starting a new position in less then 2 weeks. I am going from payroll manager to C-Store Manager Trainee, and then C-Store Manager after 16 weeks of training. It will be so exciting to manage my own store, but I worry about the amount of time that I will get to make cards and look at everyones blogs. You may lose me for a while, but I will be back!
2. I can gain and lose weight quite fast, but have never been able to keep of the weight. I am attempting to start another battle with the bulge, cause I hate the way I look right now so much that I won't even put up a current picture of me.
3. I hate carrots.....I know it's weird, but I do!!
4. I was angry with my husband for going away this weekend, when we were supposed to do work on our house, but secretly, I am really happy cause I can spend time on the computer without him complaining! (Just don't tell him!)
5. Everytime I make a card, I have to spend 20 minutes before I start cleaning up my huge mess. I don't even know where the mess comes from, I think I am an organized person, but some time during the cardmaking process I forget to put things away!!
6. I am so lucky to be able to tan really easily in the summer. I don't even have to go out and tan, and I will end up darker than the people who spend hours and hours out there each year. My only problem is that the first few times I am in the sun, I get a red itchy sun rash!!
7. I hate being around wasps and bees. A wasp came into my house on the weekend, when I was letting the dogs out, and I started shaking, because I am so afraid of getting stung. I have alot of allergies, and we think that I am allergic to wasp and bee stings. (Just to let you know, I did eventully kill the wasp, after freaking out for about 15 minutes. I sprayed him with creepy crawler, and then when he could hardly move, I pounded the crap right out of him with a fly swatter!)

Now I should be tagging more bloggers, so what I am going to do, is if you think you would like to answer 7 questions, then consider yourself tagged.


I am feeling like the luckiest girl in the world!! I can't believe that you ladies feel my cards are good enough for all these awards....(blushing:-o)

This first award I got from my Mom, Ila at Artfully Ila. I'm sure by now you all know about her great blog. It is absolutely amazing...and I am not just saying that because I'm her daughter. She has taught me everything I know!!

I am supposed to give this award to somebody now. I am going to give it to Nikki from Bunny-Zoe's blog. I think that Nikki's cards are amazing, she is one of the gals in charge of our Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge Site, and I am always amazed by the speed that she comments on my blog and other blogs!

Now the next award, I received from Jill at Jill's Cards, and Debby at A Scrapjourney. Both these blogs are amazing, so I hope you will go and check them out!

The rules for this award are:

  1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
  2. Link the person you received the award from.
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
  4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
  5. Leave a comment on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

The 7 great bloggers that I am going to nominate are: