Monday, October 31, 2011

It's that time of year again.....

Kitty Litter Cake, anyone?  Muuuhhhhwwwwwaaaaa..............

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cupcake Anyone?

It's Sunday today so at Paperworks Co that means it's an Anything But A Card Day. Here's my contribution:
I've seen these cupcake holders on a number of blogs, and I've been toying with the idea of making one for a while, and TAADAA! Here it is! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to make, and I think it makes a great little gift.  Here's a picture of the top view of the cupcake holder, without the cupcake:
I've used Medic Abby as the focal image for this item. My original idea was to make this cupcake holder for someone who was a bit under the weather, and needed a nice treat to boost them up. Isn't she a cute image? She's great to color too. I've used my copics on her.  I cut out some triangles to make a banner and used some yellow and white twine to put it all together.  I believe that the paper I used was Bella Rose, but don't quote me.  LOL   To cut out the hole for the cupcake I used my circle spellbinder die.    If you'd like to try to make your own cupcake holder, here is the template and tutorial I used.

Be sure to link up your creations over at Paperworks Co! I'd love to see what you come up with.


Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Stampalot Challenge--food
Dream Valley--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--anything goes

Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Hop Time!

It's a great day today because it's RELEASE DAY at PAPERWORKS CO!  Can you tell I'm excited?!!!!!

Paperworks Co is releasing two new sets today.  They are Barnyard Buddies and Forest Critters and they are the cutest stamps ever!  They also come with the best sentiments.

If you've arrived here from Tanya's blog then you are on the right track. If not, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss a thing.  Start here at the Paperworks Co blog.

Here are my samples:

Here's  cute Becky the Bunny from the Forest Critters set. This card was my sneak peek.

Here's my next card.  It's Shelley the Sheep from the Barnyard Buddies set.

Isn't it cute?  I added some liquid applique to the lamb for texture.

The third card is from the Barnyard Buddies and I'm featuring Harry the Horse.  Here he is:

Don't you love that sentiment? It's only one of many that comes with this set.  I love that sense of humor. 

Now here's another sample from the Forest Critters set.  I've got the Orest the Owl to show you next.

Don't forget to leave a comment as one lucky winner, from all comments left on the hop, will win the Barnyard Buddies set and the Forest Critters set.

Don't forget to collect the special letters given out at each hop stop.  Once you put them all together, you can use that code for a 10% discount at the Paperworks Co store! This coupon is valid until 11:59PM MST on November 5 for 10% off your entire order INCLUDING clearance items.Now that's a deal!

My letter is "T".

Now hop on over to Danielle's blog as I know she'll have some eye catching goodies for you.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Scrapping in Gimli

I was lucky enough to be invited to teach two copic marker classes at Marilyn's scrapbooking retreat in Gimli. Marilyn is the owner of Scrapbookers Anonymous-- my favorite LSS in Winnipeg.  She's a great lady and her store carries awesome stuff.  Here are some pictures that I got to take before I started teaching.

Gimli is a beautiful spot in Manitoba, in any season. We took a walk on the boardwalk and this was our first view.

It was a great day and the ladies were so much fun to work with.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sneak Peek at Paperworks Co

There's a release of TWO new stamp sets at Paperworks Co this month.  Wow!  Two sets!  They are so cute, you're gonna love 'em!

Here's a sneak peek from me:

If you visit the DT blogs you'll get to see an assortment of sneak peeks prior to the release later this month. It's a good one and you won't want to miss it.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Abby's Note Pad

You can never have enough notepads, right? That's my thought.  I always seem to have a few on the different places, so I never run out of places to make  lists.  Here's one I made for Paperworks Co Anything But A Card Sunday:

I used Abigail - Spring Swing which is available here.  She's such a cute image, and she works for many different projects.  I colored her with copics, and then used my spellbinders to cut her out.  I added some rhinestone bling, and used paper I had in my stash.

I also made my own cover for the note pad that I had in my stash.  I used my score board and measured the pad, and added a little bit for a border. Technical, eh?  LOL  I usually just go with the flow and measure and add that every so accurate 'little bit' to the measurements. 

Have you created ABAC? I'd love to see what you've got up your sleeve.
Ciao, Janet

Sunday, October 16, 2011

ABAC Paperworks Co Sunday

It's a decorative candle today!  It's a fun and easy project that makes a nice gift for someone, or a nice decoration just for you!

The candle was purchased at a local department store and I stamped Abigail C's Spring Swing stamp onto tissue paper.  I cut it out and then placed it on the candle. I used my hair dryer (since I couldn't find my heat embossing tool) and heated up the candle and tissue paper until the was just started to melt and the tissue paper wunk into the wax.  I added some ribbon and bow with brad for an accent.

Voila!  A cute and easy gift is born!

What are you working on today?


Crafting When We Can

Ahhhh---Tickled Pink!  or yellow as the case my be!  This week we are sponsored by the great Tickled Pink Stamps!

The challenge this week is Christmas Come Early.  My card sort of veered off from this topic, but sometimes that's what happens with creativity!  I love Lestat, though. 

The fabulous prize for our Winner is a choice of
either 2 digi stamps or 1 rubber stamp
from the Lil Lolita, Lil Lad or Lil Pinkette ranges.  

Come along and join us.  Once you've completed your creation, link it up here!

Happy Sunday!  Janet

Challenges for this card:
Dutch Dare Challenge
In a Sweet Pea Dream
Cupcake Craft Challenge
One Stop Craft Challenges
Lothian Crafts
I Did It Creations Challenge

Flourishes Metal Challenge

I'm so excited!  I won the Flourishes Metal Challenge!  This is the card I entered.

Thanks Flourishes!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Beautiful Fairy

I love this fairy. She's gorgeous and when I think of her, the song "She's Always A Woman to Me" pops into my head. Don't you love that song?  I sure do.

I used the Fairy digi stamp from Mo Manning.  She's colored in copics and her wings are glitzed up with stardust stickles.  I used a sketch from Scrapbookers Paradise....but I'm too late to post it in their sketch challenge. Sigh.   I believe the papers are from Authentique....I just love that yellow.

Challenges for this card:
Mo Manning Challenge Blog--inspired by a song
I Brake for Challenges--girl power
Little Miss Muffet Challenges--girly girl
Di's Digi Designs--girly

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fight Like A Girl

It's October and that's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Here's my card to mark the occassion:

I used Pink Ribbon L'il Lolita available here at Tickled Pink. Pop over there and check out their digi stamp for this month. They're on at a great price and proceeds go to Pink Ribbon Day at the end of October. 

I used Authentique paper and colored with a variety of pink copic markers. I also added some bling with pink pearls.  You can't see it so well in the picture, but the grey cardstock is embossed with the paisley cuttlebug folder.

Thanks for visiting.  Janet

Challenges for this card:
Tickled Pink Challenge #40
JustYolie--Link up for Pink
Deconstructed Jen 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 131
SplitcoastStampers Hope You Can Cling To--Bosom Buddies

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

You're One of a Kind

That's my theme for this card.  I'd like to enter it into the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge.
This is my first set of paper Smooches stamps and I just love these fat, compact critters. They are just eh cutest!

Hope you enjoy!

Paper Smooches GD Challenge
I {heart}2stamp
One Stop Craft Challenge
I Did It Creations

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Deconstructed Sketch

I've been following Jen's blog for a while now, but haven't yet tried a sketch. Well, this weekend allowed me to try it out twice.  I really like this sketch:

I'm sure that I will use this sketch quite a bit.  Here's my first sample, using this sketch:

I used a Hanglar Stanglar image for this card. Their theme this week is Just Me.  I chose the image because I like to have time to celebrate and I love fizzy drinks--can you see the sparkle in the drink? I've made it an Italian Soda, since I've been making lots of these lately.   I've added some different textures--some dry embossing with my cuttlebug, some big beautiful ribbon roses, and some corner pieces.

Challenges for this card:
Deconstructed Jen Sketch #22
Lovely Hanglar Only--me
Hope You Can Cling To--Colors of Hope--SCS
Moxie Fab Textured to Perfection
Paper Sundaes
Fussy and Fancy Friday--fall

Here's my second card:

I used jillibean papers for this sketch, along with some cardstock.  I added some bling to the cake as well.  I'm in love with this color combination. Once I matched these papers, I went to town, as you can see by both these cards.

Challenges for this card:
Paper Sundaes
Hope You Can Cling to--Colors of Hope--SCS
Fussy and Fancy Friday--fall
Magnolia Stamp Lovers--Fall

That's all for now!


Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab

This is the first time I've ever a card over at Moxie Fab--it's the Tuesday Trigger. I've added alot of metal here--brads in the corner and a metal flourish behind the bow.  I also used a copper metal sheet and embossed with the swirls folder through my cuttlebug.  The image is colored with copics.

Hope you like it!  Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!


Challenges for this card:
Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday
Flourishes Heavy Metal Challenge
Sketch Saturday #176
Shabby Tea Room--fall flowers
Paper Sundaes--favorite color combination
DYSU Challenge--brown
Paperplay Challenges--autumnal colors

Sunday, October 9, 2011

ABAC at Paperworks Co

I really loving this snowman.  Aren’t they adorable?!!!  They are called Flaky Friends.  I’ve used my copics again. (That’s definitely a theme with me. I think I need to challenge myself to use another medium.  lol)  I used some leftover Christmas paper I had in my stash from last year to make the star stand out. The star is a paper mache star that I bought at my local crafting store.  I painted it with acrylic paints and then added the paper and glittered up snowflake.  Lastly I popped the image on to it.
It’s a great tree decoration and quick to whip up for a gift as well.  It’s quite inexpensive to make, so it would be great to have a few around the house for surprise guests.
I hope that you will try an ABAC project along with us.  Please link us up to your post, so that we can check out your creations!
Happy Sunday!  Janet

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pepe le Pew

Pepe le Pew is really my favorite cartoon character.  I watched alot of cartoons as a child....all on a black and white tv with no cable (lol!)  and he was my favorite.

He's the inspiration for this card:

Challenges for this card:

Flourishes WCM day challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenge #78
Simply Create--older than 6 months (my ribbon)
Ribbon Carousel
Crafts 4 Eternity

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spotlighting an Inchie

I've never made an inchie card before, so today is a first.  It's also one of the few Christmas cards I've gotten around to making this year.....I'd better get started on that.  LOL

I used the wreath set from Flourishes, which I can't find on their website.  I stamped it in Momento ink twice.  I cut out an inchie from the second image and colored it up. In hindsight, I should have colored it first, then cut it out. I popped it up on the image.

Challenges for this card:

Cupcake Craft Challenges--B and W Christmas
CD Sunday--nature's wonders
Jingle Bells

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Think Pink

 Was it a beautiful day for you too? It was absolutely gorgeous here in southern Manitoba.  About 20 degrees C, a slight wind and SUNNY!

Today I'm going to show you a pink card I made this weekend.

It's distressed in a couple of ways. Since I can't find my distressing tool  (where do these things hide anyway?!)  I used the edge of my scissors to distress the edges of the card. I also sponged some of my TH distress ink onto the edges of my image and once it was colored, I added some glossy crackle to it.  I left it to dry overnight and when I saw it in the morning, I was so upset. It was all curled and ugly looking. I managed to salvage it though, by pressing it under some heavy books for a day.  That's a good tip for me to remember for another time.  The image is a Prairie Fairy image--Nurse Gillian. 

I hope you like it. I'm entering this card in a number of challenges:

Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays--distressed pink
Paper Sundaes--lots of layers
CES Challenge blog
Let's Ink It Up--think pink
Just Yolie Just create--Link up for Pink
I {heart} 2 stamp

Monday, October 3, 2011

She pursued big realities

I've been working on this canvas for about a week, and am really happy with how it turned out.  I've been inspired by Julie Fei-Fan Balzar and have signed up for her Stencil 101 class.  I can hardly wait for my stencils to arrive, but I've been trying out her techniques and playing around with canvas.

The saying is really very meaningful to me, and I've chosen a Tiddly Inks digi stamp to use with it.  I've used acrylic paints, tissue paper for texture, modge podge, Papertreyink alpha stamps, stazon ink, and glossy accents, along with my copics and a sakura clear sparkle pen.

It's going to be displayed in my classsroom sometime this year.  It's my canvas/inspiration display I'm working on.

Thanks for popping by.

Fussy and Fancy Fridays--new technique
Crafts 4 Eternity
CES Challenges--gorjuss girls
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge--acrylic

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Make A Wish!

I'm honored to have been chosen as Guest Designer for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #130.  Here is this week's inspiration picture:

What gorgeous colors!  The green really caught my eye as you will see on my card.

I used an MFT stamp called Birthday Girl.  It's the first time I've inked up this stamp, and I really like it.  She's colored with copics.

Be sure to pop  over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog to see all the wonderful creations from the DT and to learn all the details for this week's challenge. 

We're sponsored by: 

One lucky person will win a $15 gift certificate to Doodle Pantry! WOW!   Thanks to them for sponsoring this challenge!!!

 Challenges for this card: 

Paper Sundaes--lots of layers
Crafts for Eternity--#39
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
CES Challenge Blog--girly
Creatalicious Challenge--anything goes
Freshly Brewed--autumn
Crafting for all seasons--fall colors
Totally Papercrafts

Anything But A Card Challenge at Paperworks Co.

Today at Paperworks Co, it's Anything But a Card Sunday. Here's my creation:

I used the test tube tutorial found here at   I don't really make anything special for Halloween, but I love these test tubes, so I thought I would make one as a special gift.  The template is really easy to follow, so give it a try. 

I used the called VDay Bunny stamp and I also used copics to color her up. I  added stickles for some bling on the heart and used the Bo Bunny paper I got at my LSS.  I filled the test tube with smarties--who doesn't love smarties?!

It would be great to see your ABAC creations.  Will you join us?


Crafting When We Can

It's sunday, which means that there is a new challenge over at the Crafting When We Can blog.  Be sure to pop over there to see all the gorgeous DT creations.  This week, our sponsor is is Sew Many Cards--what great images they have.  I've chosen a really cute're gonna love it!

Our challenge for the next two weeks is a bingo challenge:

Here's my card:

I chose to do the top row, so of course, my card is pink and lime green. I've added a 'happy' sentiment and it's a Christmas card.

Please come and join's tons of fun.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Featuring Penny Black

Another vision in pink......I'm in love with these bunnies. They are so cute.  I had a great World Card Making Day. You'll be seeing my creations this week.  I'm off to bed, since it's the CIBC Run for the Cure tomorrow and it's going to be a busy day for me.

Challenges for this card:
The Penny Black WCM Day Challenge
The Classroom WCM Sketch Challenge
JustYolie Just Create 1st Annual Link Up For Pink
Paper Sundaes--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
The Paper Shelter--for the girls

Congratulations Peggy!

It's Peggy's wedding day today and I wanted to send a quick congratulations to her and her new hubby. I hope they are enjoying a wonderful time in Hawaii!

It's also World  Card Making Day and all of the DT at Paperworks Co are issuing challenges.  Join in on any of the challenges and you just may win a prize.  EACH challenge will have a prize of a $5 Gift Certificate going to a randomly picked winner. All challenges will be open until 11:59MST on October 7th; winners will be posted October 8th.

So---here's my challenge:  Create a MONOCHROMATIC card.  Use one color and post your card (s) here.

Challenges for this card:
Paper Sundaes