Sunday, August 17, 2008

Here it blog candy sketch challenge!

I am so glad to be able to finally put up my newest blog candy!! Sorry everyone, I meant to do it sooner, but I've been off of work for the last few days with a really bad cold!
**Note: This post will stay at the top till September 5th. Scroll down for any newer posts!

I don't want to make you wait any longer...
Here is the blog candy that is up for graps!!

It includes, 2 small stamp sets, a quicky glue pen, over 10 yards of assorted ribbon, designer paper from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies mat stack, as well as lots of images (including some of the newest images from Sugar Nellies - designed by Elisabeth Bell, and Sarah Kay images...see below...To qualify for this blog candy...all you need to do is make a card from the following sketch, and post it on your blog, then leave me a message on this post so I can go and see it.

I want to make sure that I am clear here...this is a sketch can use any stamp company you are not restricted in any way!! Just have fun with this sketch!

If you don't have a blog, you can still participate!! Once you have finished your card, take a picture of it or scan it, and then email it to me at:

My blog candy challenge closes at midnight on September 5th, and I will be drawing the winner randomly on Sept. 6th.

The sketch and one of my samples is below. I actually have 2 samples for this sketch, but one was posted a month ago. Click here to go to my other sample. Here is my sample....

Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Sweet Art Ebony - Pen Pal, CTMH For every occasion.

Paper: Georgia Pacific Cardstock, Co-ordinations cardstock, Basic Grey Sugared paper pad.

Ink: Versafine black, SU basic black marker, Versamagic Jumbo Java teardrop, prismacolor pencils and odourless mineral spirits.

Accessories: May arts ribbon, prima flowers, brad, leaves were made with Martha Stewart punch. I also used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom of the brown flowered layer.

Good luck to all of you, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

My sketch challenge entries

More entries to my sketch challenge!!

Bright Rakle!!

Hello everyone,
If you take a look at the two slides above you will see all the entries for my sketch challenge! They are all fabulous cards! I can't believe all the talent that has found me!! Keep them coming girls...the contest ends September 5th!!

My card today is one that I did after realizing that I had no thinking of you cards around. I would like to keep at least 4 of each kind of card around, because you never know when you will need it! Unfortunately, when I did need one, I wasn't prepared, and I couldn't take a day off of work to make a card, could I??

I had an oopsie with the pants on the rakle girl. I was adding my twinkling H2O's to make the pants sparkly and brighter, and I added way to much water to my brush the color went everywhere outside the lines and I couldn't fix it~~thank goodness I could cut out the image~~now I think it looks ok!!
Stamps: Rakle, Hero Arts - thinking of you messages
Paper: Georgia pacific cardstock, imagine that text cardstock, DCVW the glitter stack, unknown dp
Ink: versafine black, prismacolor pencils and OMS
Accessories: may arts ribbon, prima flowers, brads

I bought my rakle stamp from Phebe at the Town Scrapper. She ships anywhere in Canada and gives you fast service and reasonable prices! Here is her email address:

Now, I guess we are going into town to order our siding for the house, and to think...I was hoping to go away this weekend. On Monday my hubby and I will be celebrating our Seventh Wedding Anniversary! Oh well, maybe I can get a nice supper out of it yet!!

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!

Challenge #14 at A Spoon Full of Sugar

From A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge site:
Thanks to everyone who took part in challenge 13 we were blown away by the Amazing response we have had this week. Again the cards were all fabulous, and we really enjoyed visiting your blogs to see what you made of the sketch.don't forget to check back later today to see who has won The fab prize that was very kindly donated by Katharina

Now onto this week Challenge
3 Different Ribbons
We would love to see your creations with 3 different ribbons on them.

Don't forget you can now use any make of stamp for this challenge.

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.

Now for my card...

Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Sweet Art Ebony-Planting some love, SU happy everything

Inks: Versafine black, Versamagic Jumbo Java, Prismacolor pencils and OMS

Paper: Georgia pacific cs, coordinations cardstock, The paper studio designer paper

Accessories: May arts ribbon, lace, button

I am absolutely amazed by the number of cardmakers who have been taking part in my blog candy sketch challenge and the challenges at A Spoon Full of Sugar!! I set up a slide above this post to show all of the amazing cards that were make for my challenge! Keep these cards a Challenge doesn't end until September 5th!!

Bella Birthday!

This weekend was a very busy weekend for me. I went home to Melville to spend the weekend with my family. My husband didn't come, so it was just me and my 2 dogs! I wish that my dogs were better travellers, but the whole time we were driving, they kept jumping from the front seat to the back seat, crying, and constantly wanted to be petted. Why couldn't they have just gone to sleep in the backseat?? At my parents house, whenever I went to the bathroom, Wynter (our smaller dog) would cry outside the door. It was so funny, I couldn't even leave for 2 minutes!!
Anyway, I just got back tonight, and I know I am behind on commenting on all of your blogs. I will get to it as soon as I can!!

In the meantime, please head on over to my Mom's blog, Artfully Ila, and wish her A VERY HAPPY 35TH ANNIVERSARY!!

The card that I am posting today, I made for my mother-in-law's birthday.
Stamps used: stamping bella, hero arts -anytime messages
Ink: versafine black, prismacolor pencils and OMS
Papers: georgia pacific cs, imagine that text. cs, prima - sasha paper collection
Accessories: may arts ribbon, brads, sakura glitter pen
I used the new SU scalloped border punch for the scallops, and put a leftover piece of the dp on the inside of the card!

I am so excited about the amount of people who have made my sketch challenge! You have all being entered in my blog candy!! Thank you so much for entering! I love seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Challenge # 13 Sketch

Good morning,
This is going to be a very quick post, because I tried to ready my post last night, but blogger would not cooperate and post my card!! Now I have to go to work right away!

My card is for Challenge # 13 at A Spoon Full of Sugar. The challenge this week is a sketch challenge made by the very talented, Debbie Eastman. Please go and check out the SFOS website, and Debbie Eastman's wonderful website too!

**Also - I just got the official of this week, for any entries to A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge...we are now able to use any kind of stamp that we want! So we want to see it all, Stamping bellas, Magnolia, Sugar Nellies, SU, Verve, Treehouse, Gina K, House Mouse, etc. etc. - can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

I am not posting the details of my card right now. If you have any questions, email me!!

And don't forget to sign up for MY blog candy sketch challenge!!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Challenge # 12...

At A Spoon Full of Sugar, the challenge this week is " Hidden Messages". It is so exciting to see others make our challenges too, so please click here to go to A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.

I am actually getting this post ready early, because I have to work from 1 pm to 11 pm tonight, and then be up at 6 am to get ready for work in the morning. Kind of figured that it probably wouldn't get done today if I don't do it now!!

For my card....
The image is one of the new Sugar Nellie's designed by Elisabeth Bell. Isn't she sweet???

Since the theme is hidden messages, the tag is mostly hidden on this card.
Here the tag is coming out...
And here is just the tag...
See below the tag for supplies used.
Stamps: Sugar Nellie Sweet Art Ebony - postbox, Deja Views vellum sentiments
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Imagine that textured cardstock, georgia pacific cardstock, Basic Grey euphoria dp
Inks: Versafine black, prismacolor pencils and OMS for coloring
Accessories: Prima flowers, SU build-a-flower, SU brads, unknown brads, ribbon from Michaels, and other unknown items from stash
I just noticed that my blog counter has over 20,000 hits. Yay!! I need to have a blog candy. Check back in the next couple of days for my blog candy post!!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Alota Hello!

Hello all,

I just recently discovered Alota Rubber Stamps!! I saw the link to their site somewhere, and thought that this little girl was the cutest ever! I placed my order, and the stamps came the next week. Look for more cards from me soon with these adorable images!

The sketch I used is an older one from Ismaki.
On my way to work again, so I am just going to give you a quick list of supplies, again, if there are any questions, ask away!
Paper: georgia pacific, imagine that textured cardstock, My Minds Eye dp
Stamps: Alota rubber stamps, My sentiments exactly - tag words
The flowers are made with a new punch I bought, McGill Petite petals.

Off to work now, hope you all have a great day, and have time to be creative this weekend!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Katharina's blog candy

Hello Everyone,

I am about to send you to the most AMAZING blog candy.
Katharina from Creative Ideas by Katharina, is offering the winner of her blog candy, a set of 4 of the new Elisabeth Bell stamp collection. They are called The Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection. Those of you that know me, know that I have been collecting angels forever. These new angels are a must have...I'm pretty sure that I can't live without them!!
If you win her wonderful blog candy, she will also sponsor blog candy on your blog! What a great deal that is!!

Go and take a look at Katharina's blog and be sure to enter her amazing candy!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Challenge # 11 at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Finally!! I tried for a few hours yesterday, but just couldn't get this card to load!! So glad it's finally up!

My card is for Challenge # 11 at A Spoon Full of Sugar.

From the challenge blog....
Onto this weeks Challenge
we would love to see you use something that you have recycled on your card,It could be some scraps of card from your stash or some old scraps of material anything really it's up to you,let your imagination run wild.
We have a new Sponsor this week Lana from dottydocrafts
Has Kindly donated this fab prize for one random lucky winner next week.
If you haven't visited dottydocrafts before pop over and have a look ther are some fab items in the shop.

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

If you make a card for our challenge, don't forget to leave a link on A Spoon Full of Sugar.

Since the challenge was Recycled...I got my ribbon from a christmas present last year, and saved it till today! Stamps used: Sarah Kay, CTMH - for every occasion

Ink: Versafine black, Versamagic Jumbo Java, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, SU basic black marker

Paper: Georgia pacific cs, co-ordinations cs, K&Company designer paper from Costco

Accessories: Prima flowers, unknown flowers from Hobby Lobby, brad, recycled ribbon, flourish punch by quckutz, and SU scalloped punch
Thanks for looking, and I will be checking out your blogs as soon as I get a chance!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Promised card!

I promised you a card, and I am going to show you one!! This week has been so busy, with our holidays, a reunion, and a trip to Regina to go and buy a vehicle, and now we are heading tomorrow morning to Minot, ND, to go and meet my Mom and Dad. I just got a phone call from my Mom (most of you know her as Ila from Artfully Ila) because they are having trouble with their vehicle in Minot, and wanted to know when we are going to be there, because they are stuck until the vehicle gets fixed.

Now, on to the card....
I emailed this card to my Mom earlier this week to show her and see if she likes it, and she emailed back and said "This card is for me, right Trina??". So I am pretty sure that this card will be going to her....nice thing about giving her a card, is she always gives me an amazing one right back!! It's so fun to have family that is into cardmaking too!!
The stamps used on this card are mostly from Magnolia. The ticket stamps are from Autumn leaves.
Inks: Versafine black, SU orange, prismacolor pencils and OMS.
Paper: Georgia pacific cs, imagine that textured cs, bazzill cs, DCWV pockets full of posies, unknown cardstock
Accessories: lace, prima flowers, may arts ribbon, brad

Well, I am off to bed right away, cause we want to leave for Minot in less then 8 hours!!

Wishing you all a fun long weekend!