Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sending Many Thanks

Good morning! I hope your week is going well so far! Mine is dragging along (until I get off work, then it zips right by! *lol*) Oh well, only two more days till the weekend! :) Today we bring you a new KCRR challenge, and I also wanted to play along with Mojo Monday & Colour Q:

I just love that colour combination! Our random selections for KCRR this week were:
Paper Piercing
Love & Sympathy 
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Now, I don't have the vintage wallpaper, but I used lacy brocade instead (I figured they were pretty close!). Here's how everything came together:

It turned out quite nicely, in my opinion! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to Charissa's blog to see how she put together this week's elements! :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: Love & Sympathy, Petite Pairs
Ink: Crumb Cake, Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Tools: Scalloped Border Punch, Scallops Nestabilities, Paper Piercing Pack
Accessories: Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, February 21, 2014

Inspired By… Fantastic Olympic Games!

Hello again! I'm glad you came back to check our Friday's new Inspired By… challenge! I picked the photo this week:

As you can see, I found this lovely photo on Pinterest, the greatest time waster ever invented… We have been very VERY proud of our Olympic team up here in the great white north. Regardless of how our team finishes, we are all still thrilled to watch them. When they triumph, we triumph… And we all hope for a gold medal Sunday morning, in our favourite sport, HOCKEY! :) After the nail biter of a game today against our neighbours to the south, we feel pretty confident that we can come out on top! :) Now onto the card:

*lol* Patriotism or what!? I think I may give this card to the biggest Olympic fan I know, my mom! She has been 100% dedicated to watching the games, and since they are in Russia this year, that means a lot of early mornings (like 4am… or in some cases, 2am!). Well, I think if it weren't for the fans, there wouldn't be the games! I even added this row of Canadian images on the inside of the card:

Cute hey!? Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to pop over to Charissa's blog and see how this photo inspired her… and GO CANADA GO!! :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: Adventure Canada (CTMH)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Tool: Autumn Accents Dies, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch 
Accessories: Real Red Marker

A Day Late for a New KCRR!

Good day! We have been quite busy here in Canada cheering on our Olympic team… Check back later for a card related to our celebrations here :) Now onto a new KCRR and I also wanted to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch this week:

Our random selections this week were as follows, another incredible combination:
Strawberry Slush
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Combined with the sketch, here's how things turned out (please excuse the terrible picture!):

And a much better picture:

I think it hits all three elements! :) and the sketch works perfectly as well! :) Make sure to check over at Charissa's blog (go back a day) to see how she used these elements! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Neutrals Stacks
Tools: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Bird Builder Punch, Word Window Punch
Accessories: Victoria Lace Ribbon, Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Pearls

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Another Late Inspired By...

Good day! I hope the your weekend has been great so far! Mine has been relaxing and productive! I am posting my (very late) Inspired By… card today. I also wanted to play along with Stampin' Royalty's and My Favorite Things challenges:

Charissa was in charge of choosing the picture for our Inspired By… challenge this week, a lovely tea cup:

Fits right in with the Stampin' Royalty picture! I successfully combined the two photos, and the awesome sketch, into this lovely little card:

The teacup I took from Charissa's photo and the doily came from Stampin' Royalty, and the colours, from both! :) I am really pleased with the results.

Thanks for stopping by, and check back later for the reason I was so late posting this! :) Pop over to Charissa's blog to see how her photo inspired her this week!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Raspberry Ripple
Paper: Primrose Petals Core'dinations, Pistachio Pudding, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Tools: Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Accessories: Doily, Linen Thread, Flower Trim, Pearls, Ruffle Stretch Ribbon

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Hello there! This post is the last thing I am going to do before I hit the hay for the night… And lucky for us all, it's a new KCRR! :) I also wanted to play along with this week's Retro Sketch:

Our random selections for this week were:
Mocha Morning DSP
Needle Point Embossing Folder
Baked Brown Sugar

Combined with the sketch, I ended up with this:

Yup, I love this wedding card! The needle point is located just above the scallop border (kinda hard to see in the photo). The mocha morning paper looks great here! Which came as kind of a surprise to me as I am not a huge fan of this paper at all! So, I will chalk that up to a win for sure :)

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check back tomorrow for a new Inspired By… challenge! :) Make sure to pop over to Charissa's blog to see how she put together our random elements!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Love and Laughter (possibly the most used wedding set in history)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Mocha Morning DSP (ret), Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories: Ruffled Ribbon, Linen Thread, Pearls

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Very Late Inspired By...

Good morning! Boy, am I ever late with this post… I should have put it up last Friday!! Anyways, you know what they say, better late than never! I chose the photo for last week's challenge, a beautiful room:

I was on the fence about my card, but after mulling it over, I think it is worthy *lol*

Thanks for stopping by, and check back tomorrow for a new KCRR! :)

Supplies used:
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Gifts of Kindness
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Tools: Early Espresso Embossing Power, Lace Ribbon Border (ret)
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (ret), Pearls

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Good morning! Thursday means a new KCRR to play along with! I also wanted to join in on the Mojo Monday challenge this week:

Fun sketch hey!? Our random selections this week also worked out perfectly, you might even think we hand-picked them! *lol*
PS - I Love You
Smokey Slate 
Strawberry Slush

Here's how the combination of everything turned out:

I like it! It is a cute little card that could be used for valentines or an anniversary :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to Charissa's blog to see how she used our KCRR elements this week! :)

*Seems that I used the wrong stamp set! Our selection was actually You are Loved, not PS-I Love You… oops!

Supplies used:
Stamps: PS - I Love You (ret), Everything Elanor
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Smokey Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, In Colours DSP, Neutrals DSP, Whisper White
Tools: Heart to heart punch (ret), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Accessories: Rhinestones