Friday, December 30, 2011

awesome giveaway!

check out the SB Trends blog for an awesome giveaway of the new CAMEO Silhouette electronic cutter.  i would love to get my hands on this one and be able to cut 12" wide.  

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas and a little card

First of all i want to wish you all a Merry *belated* Christmas, i hope you all had a very special Christmas. I know i haven't been around much but i'm re-evaluating things in my life and trying to decide of what direction i want my blog to take.  Hopefully lots of new things in the new year.  :)

i told you how much i loved the Saturated Canary images, well here's one of the cards i made from the images i already showed you last month.  hope you enjoy! Also i'm entering it in the Challenge #7 over at the Sc challenge blog.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Saturated Canary

Do you know Saturated Canary?  If not you have to go check out Krista's Etsy shop.  She's a great artist and she designs the cutest digi stamps.  i bought a few (ok...i bought 9) and i spent a good part of the day coloring.  Boy had i missed coloring! 
Since moving back into the house i've been busy unpacking and getting back into a regular routine but my mojo is probably still in a box somewhere!  i've had troubles slowly getting back into crafting.  In comes these cute images.  I haven't made the cards but i was so excited after coloring them that i wanted to share them right away. 

PWCO release blog hop!!!

Hi Everyone and welcome to this month's release blog hop.  You're in luck, PWCO is releasing 2 brand new stamp set this month.

Here is the blog hop list if you just popped into my blog and would like to start from the beginning:
Don't forget to comment on everyone's blog for your chance to win some awesome prizes. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments for the following prizes:
- the barnyard buddies & sentiments sets
- the forest critters & sentiments sets

AND everyone will have a special letter on their blog post, collect all the letters and you will spell a secret 10% discount code that will be valid until october 5th 11:59PM MST for an entire order including clearance items.  
    ok now onto my projects.

    Forest Critters Collection

    "fox card"
    cs: Bazzill, Copic
    ink: memento, zig pen
    Copic: 0-E08-E15-E18-E19-E21-E93
    other: Silhouette, foam tape

    "bunny card"
    cs: Martha Stewart
    ink: Memento
    copic: 0-C00-C1-V91
    other: EKsuccess border punch, nestabilities

    Barnyard Buddies collection

    "pig card"
    cs: BoBunny, autumn Leaves, copic Xpress
    pp: October Afternoon
    stamp: PWCO-Branyard buddies - Patti the Pig 
    ink: Memento
    Copic: RV10-RV21-RV23-RV32-C3-C7
    other: Silhouette machine, foam tape

    "sheep card"
    cs: Autumn Leaves, Copic Xpress
    pp and journaling die cut: October afternoon
    stamp: PWCO-Branyard Buddies-Shelley the sheep
    ink: Memento
    copic: C00-C1-C3-C5-C9-RV10-0
    other: stickles, twine

    I need to apologize, my camera is giving me a hard time and i keep getting blurry pictures.  i think i need to send it for a major tune-up and cleaning!

    My letter for the secret discount code is"S"
    now off you go to Peggy's blog!

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    PWCO sneek peek

    This month PWCO is releasing 2 new stamp sets.  The release will be this saturday in a blog hop format but to entice you guys a little we're having sneek peeks on our blogs all this week.

    Here's my sneek (good luck figuring out what it is :)

    Here's the list for the other sneeks if you wanna go check them out.

  • Oct 21 - Alice's Blog

  • Oct 22 - Corinne's Blog

  • Oct 23 - Danielle's Blog

  • Oct 24 - Janet's Blog

  • Oct 25 - Steph's Blog

  • Oct 26 - Tanya's Blog

  • Oct 27 - Bella's Blog

  • Oct 28  - Peg's Blog

  • Cheers!

    Saturday, October 01, 2011

    Happy card making day!

    i'm slowly getting back into creating things, even though i miss it terribly i'm in a funk right now, i just don't know where i'm going.  ok so that explains a bit of my absence.

    Today is national card making day and we're having a little (ok a few) challenges over at PWCO,
    everyone is issuing their own challenge through out the day, the Linkys will be open until 11:59 PM MST on Friday, October 7.  PWCO Images are not required, however, if you use them, you will be entered into the drawings twice.  You may enter as many cards/projects as you like, in as many of the challenges as you like.  Saturday, October 8, one winner from each challenge will be randomly drawn to win a $5 PWCO Gift Certificate!!  (So that's 6 GCs that are up for grabs!)

    I'd also like to congratulate Peggy and Mike on today's wedding! i just can't imagine how beautiful it must've been, especially with Hawaii as a background.

    So my challenge is this: create your own (it can be anything, your patterned paper, an embellishment, long as you created it.)

    In my card i created everything. i used some glimmer mist for the background and a very unused sizzix die for the Hawaiian flower and leaves.


    cardstock: Prism simply smooth, BoBunny

    stamp: PWCO/RAM - the first kiss

    ink: memento (tuxedo black)

    copics: 0-100-C00-C1-W00-W1-E000-E00-E02-E08-E13-E15-E19-E21-E33-E41-E47-E49-R02-R22-YR65-YG63-BG0000-BG10-BG13-BG49

    other: Sizzix die, Glimmer mist,

    Happy scrapping!

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    crafty e-book

    My good friend Tchoubi has worked really hard this past year in creating a great craft e-book.  If this project takes off she might create new projects.  You can support her in her new venture by purchasing your copy here in french and here in english.

    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    Here comes the Bride!

    HELLO!!!!! welcome to the hop! 
    If you've arrived here from Alice's blog then your on the right track if not, you might want to go and start the hop from the beginning on the PWCO blog.  I've given you the order of the hop below to help you out.   

    PaperWorks Co. Blog (kickoff) –

    New to this release is a color challenge- Each DT member will have a color challenge on their blog – the way we picked our colors, well that's simple they're our wedding colors! Now for me this little bit was a bit harder since i did not have a traditional wedding like most of the other girls.  My hubby and I got married, bare foot in the sand in Negril, Jamaica.  I guess you could say we eloped but it wasn't a secret from our families, we did however throw a really great Jamaican themed BBQ 1.5 months later.  I had invites and a wedding cake, i even put my dress back on to show those who hadn't seen it.   So here is my color challenge, sand and sea colors!  Aquamarine and Ivory (the color of my dress and the sand in Negril)

    You will have 48 hours to enter as many of the colour challenges from the DT blogs as you'd like (one entry per colour challenge), So that means you can get up to 9 entries to win a prize package that will consist of the entire release AND a July PaperCard Kit.  You need to enter by linking up your post(s) through the InLinkz provided on the PWCO Blog - you'll need to create a new post to link up for each entry.

    ok enough waiting.... here are my two cards for the release.  We are so lucky to have these great designs by Rachelle Anne Miller, if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out the other RAM stamps in the PWCO store 

    cs: Copic Xpress, Doodlebug
    pp: Tim Holtz
    ink: memento, Distress (broken china, tumbled glass, pumice stone)

    cs: Copic Xpress
    pp: Prima
    ink: memento, distress ink (pumice stone, tumbled glass)
    other: Nestabilities, Prima sticker accents, Doodlebug pre-made card base

    Please head on over to Corrine's blog to continue the hop.  Have Fun!!!

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    it's been a while...

    somehow it seems that most of my posts lately start with this line....but it's true everytime; it's been a while.

    Our house is finally finished, all the little things that were left to do by the contractor are done.  Of course that doesn't mean we're completely settled in.  We moved back first week of June and on june 29th i left for San Francisco with hubby for some work meetings, but i got to tag along which is always nice.  My mom came down to babysit the kids while we were away.  2 days after coming back we drove up to Amos, in the north of Quebec, to bury my dad.  He's finally in his resting place.  My sister cam down from Sk for the burial too, it was nice to see her.  She also had some awesome news to share with us.... she just got engaged!!!!! Congrats sis! Now can i call Brock my brother-in-law???
    So with everything that was going on i still have some boxes to unpack, but i must say that it's coming along very well.  I'm really hoping to have everything done by the end of the month, then again we're already the 18th YIKES!!!

    Scrappy news!  PWCO is having the next release on July 23rd and i'll be taking part in it.  yes, i still work with PWCO but i'm behind the scenes since i create the sketches and Steph takes care of all the postings.  It's better for me this way right now anyways.  i can't wait to get crafty again! 

    Come back and visit on July 23rd for the Blog Hop release.  We have a special challenge to go with this release, wait till you see!

    Friday, April 29, 2011

    PWCO surprise Blog Hop

    If you've arrived here from Alice's blog - HELLO!  if you are just dropping in and would like to hop along with us please start at the beginning at PWCO blog.

    This is a special Paperworks Co blog hop to celebrate the owner, Peggy's 31st birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday Peggy!
    First off let me apologize for not being able to show you anything new - we've had to move back to the hotel since our lease was up on our temporary house and our "real" home isn't quite finished getting fixed post-fire.  I've had to pack up all my supplies and put the in storage - hopefulyl we'll be moved back in soon.

    OK so now i gave you my excuse for not having a new card for Peggy, I decided to re-post one of my all-time favorite birthday cards.

    to continue the hop please visit Cabio
    Happy hopping

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    charlie is famous! and another sketch

    last summer I received free t-shirts for charlie in exchange for some photos for Eleise's store website.  Charlie was the model and what a cute model he made, a few months ago i received an email from Eleise to tell me that she finally used Charlie's photos on her new website.  so i quickly checked it out, he's on the homepage and in another place.  You can see him here and here (scroll down to the Mix Tape collection)

    in my opinion he's the cutest!!! but I'm not impartial...

    ok so i'm really sorry i haven't posted in a while - been really busy with with packing and moving to the hotel.  The lease on the rental house finished last sunday and our house isn't ready yet so we're back at the hotel.  Hopefully we'll be back home by May 1st. 

    Here is this week's sketch for Paperworks Co.
    thanks for stopping by,

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    PWCO SS#74

    here is this week's sketch, along with my take on it.

    as you can see i flipped the sketch

    If you decide to play along with us don’t forget to link up your card to the PWCO blog post for your chance to be our next guest sketch designer (a new one each week) or your chance to win a free stamp - at the end of the month i will draw a name at random from everybody that participate through out the month to win the free stamp. Good Luck.



    cs: bazzill, BoBunny
    pp: Echo Park - little girl collection
    stamp: PWCO/ADITLAC - get well soon
    ink: memento, sharpie, copic (E0000-E000-E00-E21-E25-E27-R37-R59-R85-RV19-BG01-BG10-C3-C5-C7-Y17)
    other: fiskars small circle punch, fiskars corner rounder punch

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    Paperworks Co. march release!

    Hello! and welcome to the second release from the "A day in the life of Abigail C" stamp collection from Paperworks Co.

    a few important information before we start:

    we are giving out 6 stamps (one of each style) for random commenters through out the blog hop. You have 1 week to comment before Peggy draws the winners.

    Here's the blog hop list in case you get lost - if you just arrived here on your regular visits go back to see Peggy and start the hop at the beginning and don't forget to comment - gives you more chances to win!

    Bella -------> you are here
    Steph J
    Paperworks Co.

    my friend Claude just had her baby so i made her this congratulation card using the "Get Well Soon" stamp

    "feel better soon"

    Your next person to visit is NICOLE!

    Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a stamp from the release!

    Thanks for dropping by,


    cs: bazzill, BoBunny
    pp: Echo Park - little girl collection
    stamp: PWCO/ADITLAC - get well soon
    ink: memento, sharpie, copic (E0000-E000-E00-E21-E25-E27-R37-R59-R85-RV19-BG01-BG10-C3-C5-C7-Y17)
    other: fiskars small circle punch, fiskars corner rounder punch

    "feel better soon"
    cs: bazzill, BoBunny
    pp: Prima
    stamp: PWCO/ADITLAC - sick in bed
    ink: memento, copic ( E0000-E000-E21-E25-E27-E43-E49-E51-RV0000-RV11-BG10-BG72)


    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    get ready for the next release of Abigail C

    remember theses little cuties?

    Do you want to see more of Abigail C?  well tune in tomorrow for the newest release from this collection - 6 new stamps in all!

    Sunday, March 06, 2011

    PWCO SS#72 and SheArt canvas

    so a while back i got the newsletter from Scralet Lime about the SheArt 3 week e-course that Christy was gonna give.  I love her canvases they are gorgeous and i've always wanted to try my hand at mixed media, i dabbled in the past but seem to over analyze what i was doing and it never came out the way i would've liked it to.  So i have three friends (Erin, JJ and Tchoubi) that are also taking the class, since Tchoubi lives very close to me we decided to get together and work on our first canvas, i had so much fun and i think it helped me to have someone's input on the little things like which paper looked best for her dress.  Anyways, here's my very first SheArt canvas, i cannot wait to find time to create another one! 

    week 1 - she #1 
    here's a list of the materials i remember using:
    6 x 12 canvas, glimmer mist, black ink, Prima tag and papers, old book page, modeling past, burlap, various stamps and rub-ons, paint, punchinello, bubble wrap, damask stencil,  black gel pen, liquitex acrylic ink, india ink pen, charcoal metalic paint

    that's all i can remember, but i think i got everything.  Now onto the second thing - it's sunday and that means another sketch for Paperworks Co.  Here's the one i created for this week, hope you like it.  And don't forget, if you use it please post a link here for your chance to become out next guest sketch designer and for your chance to be entered in our monthly draw to win one of our cute stamps! 

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    it's sunday! time for a sketch!

    Hi Everyone,

    sorry i've been a little absent, i've had lots of things going on lately and this past week has been making changes and approving the finale plans for the house.  Who knew there was so much to think of!!! I am happy to say that the demolition is done, changing and cleaning the burnt studs - done, changing ALL the insolation (they were all grey due to smoke) - done, smoke smell and particle scealant - done (that stuff stinks!).  The construction to rebuild starts tomorrow!  we did make some modifications to the house, i mean why not fix the things that were bugging us and make it better!  i can't wait to see it all finished. 

    This week is march break so i might not be around much either, fun things for the house this week: picking out cabinets and i'm hoping tiles and backsplash too! In the meantime here is this week's sketch i designed to Paperworks Co. If you use my sketch don't forget to come post it in the linky thing, at the end of the month we pick a random winner from the month's participants and they win a free stamp! 

    Have a great day!

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    PWCO SS#70

    here is this week's sketch for Paperworks.  Enjoy!  if you use this sketch please come post a link here you could win a free stamp! 

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    OMG! is THAT a layout!?!?!?

    that's right, i actually found some mojo to do a layout.  this is the first one since the fire.  ok, so i didn't really have materials for a while and then i really wanted to make one but the mojo just wasn't there.  I managed to make a few cards in the last couple of months but that was pretty much it.  last month my friend Eliane came over and i was planning on making this exact layout, i knew how i wanted it to look but we ended up not scrapping at all.  for one we talked a lot, which was good - we both needed it.  and two i did try to get started but i just couldn't find that "Oumf" to get started. 
    BUT last week i went to Scrapbook Centrale to scrap with my girlfriends and i actually managed to start AND finish this layout!  i'm really happy with it.

    here are two close ups of the details.  for the flowers on the bottom corner i used the pink paislee/house of three ribbon and just glued them on a 1.5 in double sided tape circle that i punched out of a double-sided adhesive sheet.  Since the Cosmo Cricket Glubers aren't out yet i kinda made my own... the silver and blue are the original colors of the ribbon but the dark grey one used to be white - i sprayed it with Maya Road mist. 

    cs: BoBunny
    pp: MME
    ink: Ranger distress (weathered wood), copic multiliner (black)
    other: Pink Paislee/house of three ribbon, Prima bling, Magnolia flowers, Maya Road mist, Maya Road pins, Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilities Grand Label four

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Happy Birthdays

    Today would've have been my dad's 59th birthday. Happy Birthday Dad!

    It is ALSO my Mother in law's birthday
    Happy Birthday Denise!

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    PWCO SS#69

    Here's this week' sketch for Paperworks Co. 

    and here's my card!  oh yes! i had time to make one!!! 

    i combined Paperworks Co Peppy Tinheart stamp with one of my new Papertrey Ink stamps (i had been wanting Papertrey stamps for a long time...)

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    great giveaway

    Attention all Copic fans!!! you must see this giveaway on my giveaway page. 

    A day in the life of Abigail C - release

    a few important information before we start:

    we are giving out 6 stamps (one of each style) for random commenters through out the blog hop. You have 1 week to comment before Peggy draws the winners.

    Here's the blog hop list in case you get lost - if you just arrived here on your regular visits go back to see Peggy and start the hop at the beginning and don't forget to comment - gives you more chances to win!

    Bella ----- you are here!
    Steph J
    PaperWorks Co. Blog

    Weather Forecaster

    Spring Card

    Your next person to visit is KERRI!
     Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a stamp from the release!

    Weather forcaster
    pp: MME
    cs: Bazzill, Copic Xpress
    ink: memento, Rangers distress
    stamp: PWCO - ADITLAC - Puddle jumping - "Singing in the Rain "
    Markers: multiliner, atyou spica glitter pens, Copics (E000-E00-E21-E31-E33-E35-R02-R35-R39-YR65-Y17-Y21-BG10-BG15-BG72-BG75)
    other: Martha Stewart border punch, Nestabilities, IKEA frame

    Spring card
    pp: Echo Park - little girl collection
    cs: Bazzill, Copic Xpress
    ink: memento, Ranger distress
    stamp: PWCO - ADITLAC - Carrots - "Garden Fresh"
    markers: multiliner, Atyou spica glitter pen, Copics (100-W1-W3-W5-C3-C5-C7-E000-E00-E02-E21-E33-E35-E37-R02-R39-RV11-RV19-YR07-YR20-B60-B93-B97)
    other: Echo Park-little boy collection sticker elements, nestabilities, fiskars corner squeeze punch

    Tuesday, February 08, 2011

    February release

    As I mentioned in my last post friday will be the PWCO blog hop for the February release.  here's a little sneak peek for you guys.  We have a new stamp designer and i think she's gonna be a big hit.... these are some seriously cute stamps!

    Sunday, February 06, 2011

    PWCO SS68

    here's this week's sketch that i came up with for paperworks Co.

    Since i've been sketch designer for paperworks i haven't been taking part in the stamp releases and i kinda missed it so i asked Peggy if i could do the next one and she said yes!  So on friday the 11th PWCO is having a blog hop to release the new stamps.  You won't want to miss it, these new stamps are so cute!  

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    this week's sketch #66

    Hi there!

    here is this week's sketch, if you do use it, please come post a link to your card on the Paperworks Co.  For one, i'd love to see what you've done with it and second you have a chance to become our next guest sketch designer OR you could win a free stamp!

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    i miss him... and i can't believe i forgot!

    Just because. 
     Even though he drove me crazy, i miss him
    (he was 6 months in this pic, but it's one of the only good ones i was able to get)

    cosmo 6 mo
    And i can't believe i forgot to come share this week's sketch over at Paperworks Co. 
    don't forget, by participating you could win a free stamp or become our next guest sketch designer!

    Sunday, January 09, 2011

    PWCO SS64 and an update

    hi again!

    things here are slowly moving, getting things settle with my fathers estate is taking longer than i would like and things with the house insurance are even slower.  it's been 2 1/2 months since the fire and there still has been no demolition or reconstruction done.  by the end of next week we should settle the $$ amount with the insurance and be able to start rebuilding the inside of the house (cause the outside hasn't been touched) i think once that's done things will move quite fast - deciding on new floors, new kitchen (cause we're expanding the kitchen) oh! and i'll have my own scrap room in the basement!

    ok, now moving onto a more fun subject, this week's sketch!
    i didn't make an example this week BUT we have a few great one on this week's post.  See all the details here. And don't forget about your chance to be a guest sketch designer or your chance to win a free stamp!

    On another PWCO note, did you do the blog hop for this month's release last friday?  well if you didn't you still have time to go comment on the girls blogs, Peggy will pick at random through the DT blogs 6 people to get a stamp from the release.  If you haven't seen the new RAM goodies here they are:
    the bunny and the sheep are definitely my favorites!