Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christmas Fairy

isn't she adorable! she's from Pollycraft (thanks!). I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Stamp Something - Christmas in July

All You Need is Love

this adorable digi image is free from Sliekje's Digi Stamps (thanks!)
I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
Kaboddles - color challenge
OCC - sketch
Charisma Cardz - something with a tail

2 birthday cards

I haven't made a round card in ages. The Character Cafe has a challenge to make a round card so this is what I made. I'm also entering this at PaperPlay for the Anything Goes challenge as long as you make 2 cards.
Here is the second card I made for the PaperPlay Challenge.

Friday, July 30, 2010


This is going to be an anniversary card for a friend of mine. It's very simple but elegant. The stamp is from Stampin Up. I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
Flutter By Wed is an open challenge
The Play Date Cafe for the color splash challenge to use white, black & a bit of green
Cute Card Thursday for the texting crazy challenge

A Gift 4 You

here's another try with my Cuttlebug. I think I'll be using this with a lot of my cards! I'm entering this at Papertake Weekly for the sketch challenge.

Birthday Wishes

I've been playing with my new Cuttlebug! It's a wonderful and easy machine to use. Last night I spent a couple of hours making butterflies and then embossing them with my Cuttlebug. I'm entering this card into 2 challenges:
Our Creative Corner for the color challenge of red, white, green and black
2 Sketches 4 You for the sketch challenge

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

pastel christmas

this sweet little digi is a lovely freebie from Imagine.Make.Share it worked out perfectly for what I needed. I just bought a Cuttlebug, yeah! this is one of my first attempts. I'm entering this at Cupcake Craft for the pastel christmas challenge.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hello Friend

I found this free digi at Bugaboo and just had to make a card with it. I have this great flower punch at Michaels and love using it too. I'm entering this at Colour Create for the chocolate, warm pinks and white challenge.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summer Time

doesn't this say summer? Just makes ya want to go to the beach!We (here in BC) have been having lovely weather, nice and sunny. This adorable image is from Catch the Bug at Paper Planet (freebie for 300 members). I'm entering this into 6 challenges:
Digital Tuesday for the sketch challenge
Stamp Something to use a something digital
Secret Crafter for Summer Holidays
Our Creative Corner for A Beach Layout
Allsorts for Summer Days
Bee Crafty for At The Beach

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pretty Butterflies

I received a gorgeous pocket card from a friend of mine and really wanted to see if I could make one....(the one that my friend gave me had high heels on it, love them!) I wanted to try mine with my butterflies....I think it turned out fantastic! What do you think? I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
The Pink Elephant for the pocket card
Flutter by Wednesday for the butterflies
The Character Cafe for a rectangle card

Thursday, July 15, 2010

All Shades of Pink

Here's another stamp I bought at Michaels for $1.50. I'm entering this one into 4 challenges:
2 Sketches 4 You for the sketch challenge
Papertake Weekly for In the Garden challenge
Charisma Cardz for PINK challenge
Flutter by Wednesday - butterflies -


this is the cutest stamp, I bought it at Michaels eons ago for a $1.50. A very good investment!....I bought her brother too, LOL! I have 3 challenges to enter this into:
The Sweet Stop for the sketch challenge
Paper Sundaes for Lot's of Layers
Kaboodle Doodles for It's a Luau

Monday, July 12, 2010

a couple of photos of my craftroom

Here are a few photos of my cute shoe tape dispenser and pures post it note holder! It goes very well with my highheel hammer, LOL! I spent the better part of this afternoon cleaning up and organizing my craft room. I hope I'll be able to find things when I start crafting again, LOL!

Madison came for a visit today

Madison loves our miniture roses
smelling the roses
gently touching the roses
her teapot is empty!
gramma wants a smile please, LOL!
ok, but I won't look at the camera!
foster granddaughter, Kassandra 7
foster grandson, Jesse 9

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Fun

this adorable little bunny is flopsie and is from Crafty Sentiments (thanks!). The pretty dotty paper is from GTC Crafty Corner. I used my Cricut to cut the letters and hearts. I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. for the Cakes/Icecrem challenge
Cute Card Thursday for the 'School's out for Summer' challenge
Secret Crafter for the Aperture challenge

Spotlight Poppies

This is the first time I've made a spotlight card and I think it turned out pretty good. The great digi is from Paper, Ink, Color (thanks!). I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Friday Sketchers for the sketch
Allsorts challenge for July Love - use a heart -

caught a bug

I love this digi, don't you? It's from Bugaboo Stamps (thanks!). I'm entering this at Crazy 4 Chalenges for the Red, Black and White challenge.

A card for baby Adam

here's a card I made for my great nephew Adam who is turning 1 next month! Oh my this year has gone by so fast, LOL! The balloons, number 1 and lettering are all cut with my Cricut. I used some clear laquer on 2 of the balloons. I'm entering this at Paperplay Challenges for their theme 'your number's up'

gatefold card

I used Bella Rose d/paper, found the great ribbon at Walmart and the rose I cut from a Kleenex box. I'm entering this at The Character Cafe for the gatefold card challenge.

a pretty bird

this pretty bird image is a clear stamp I received for my birthday from a friend of mine. It's part of a set and I can't wait to play with more of the stamps! (thanks Bev!). I'm entering this at Charisma Cardz for the 'watch the birdie' theme.

Friday, July 9, 2010

a gift for my sister

My sister celebrated her birthday on July 8th.....yes we are a year apart with our birthdays as well as age. While we were visiting Steveston I found this darling little crystal sister has the cutest little poodle named Joy and I thought this represented her so well, LOL!
a crystal poodle
I made this box to put the poodle in, the flower is from Jak's

my birthday celebration

It was my birthday on Wed July 7th. Hubby and I went to Steveston Village for the afternoon. The sun was out, it was 38 degrees but there was a great breeze so the heat didn't overwhelm us. We walked along the boardwalk, went down to see the fishing boats and all the fressh fish and seafood available to buy. We had lunch at the Charter House.....a bit too expensive for what we had and not very tastey either, LOL! Anyways we visited some of the great shops bought a few things and ate ice cream!
on the boardwalk with all of the boats behind me
in a shop trying on birthday candle sunglassess, oh so cute, LOL!
hubby with his on, LOL!
can you see the whale?
here's a wooden moose dressed as a mountie
heading down for an ice cream cone. I had a licorice ice cream cone, hubby had a rootbeer float ice cream cone, yummmmm

After spending the day in Steveston hubby took me out for dinner at The Coquitlam Grill, one of our favorite restaurants. We met up with some of our friends and had a lovely evening.
they served me a strawberry cheesecake while everyone sang Happy Birthday! the cheesecake is awesome, yummmmm
here's a shot of all of us

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

a sweet elephant

I saw this adorable (free) digi at Paper, Ink, Color! and knew I had to use it on a card, this is the end result. I'm entering it into 2 challenges:
2 Sketches 4 You for the sketch
Colur Create for the color combo: peach, pink & black

Monday, July 5, 2010

re: your comments

hello my fellow bloggers! I seem to be having a problem approving your lovely comments at the moment, don't know why.....but I do thank you so very much for all of your lovely comments on my cards. It means a great deal to me. I will approve all comments as soon as google lets me, LOL! In the meantime I hope everyone is have a great day or evening wherever you hail from. We finally have some sun, just in time to celebrate my birthday (in a couple of days)!
hugs, Valerie

A Christmas Gift

I made this gift box as well as the paper poinsettia to enter into a challenge that one of my card groups is having.
this is a side view

I love shoes

Everyone in my family knows I love shoes. This week is my birthday and hubby and I were at my dad' s last night for dinner along with my older sister & her hubby.....long story short - they gave me this adorable tape dispenser for my gift! Isn't it just the cutest thing, LOL! It will go perfectly in my craft room right next to my highheel shoe hammer!

something new

Here's my very first try making a screen card. The card in itself was easy enough to make. It was deciding what to add to the screens that boggled my mind, LOL! I used Bella Rose designer paper from Stampin Up, cut the swirls with my Cricut using the Wedding Solutions cartridge, added a sentiment and a rose peel off.... I'm entering this at Ellephantastic for the "it's up to you" challenge"

Red and White Combo

here's another great paper flower from Jak Heath (thanks jak). I'm entering this into 2 challenges:

Paper Sundaes for the whit plus your color choice challenge

Papertake Weekly for "in stitches"


purple and green go pretty well together! it took some thought and going through all of my papers to see if I could find the right combo....the stamp is one I bought from Michaels for $1.50 I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge for purple and green
Our Creative Corner for the sketch

All Tied Up

this type of card is a different style I wanted to give it a try. The paper flower is from Jak Heath (thanks jak!). The stamped image is Hero Arts. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges for2 or more ribbons
Stamptacular Sunday for an apecture card