Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Verve #5 {Peace on Earth} and Sharing my Verve!

I had some time this weekend to play along with Sketch #5 at Verve. I used some Stampin' Up Supplies and went to work, creating a soft and hopefully "frosty" snowflake card!

I played along with all 5 of the Verve Sketches this was a fun challenge! 
Here is a recap of my other cards.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Stamp Giveaway at the Purple Onion!!

Stamp release

Hey crafty friends...there is a chance to win some brand new "CUTE" Christmas stamps...just click HERE to find out how to win!!!

Good luck!!!!

Seize the Sketch #7 & The Ribbon Carousel {Just Because Gift Set}

Good morning!!! We have an awesome sketch by Jen Nelson this week at Seize the Sketch!! I loved working with it and I know you will too! I am also sharing this card for the current Ribbon Carousel Fall/Halloween Theme Challenge. Go link up!

This month's theme is Fall anHalloween!

The fabulous Mona Pendleton from My Favorite Things is sponsoring Seize the Sketch #7 and she provided the team with her beautiful stamps and dies. She is also providing this prize for our winner of Sketch #7. Woo-hoo! Just look at what you could win!

I got the opportunity to play with this beautiful set and I created a Fall themed "Just Because Gift Set". I wanted to use some burlap ribbon, some Fall colours and I took a more clean-lined approach to my card this week. It was nice to use some of my designer paper scraps too!

Mona Pendleton Designs products are a fun and versatile collection of stamps, dies and stencils that may be purchased at

Check out her STAMPS, DIES and STENCILS.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Merry Monday #81 {Santa!!!!!}

Welcome to my weekly Christmas card Challenge called "Merry Monday"! Each week, I post a challenge to inspire you to create a Christmas card for your Christmas card stash! This week it is all about the "Big Guy" himself...the Jolly Old Elf...Santa!!! 
  1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).
  2. Each participant is encouraged to comment on 3 cards in the Gallery. (Who doesn't love comments!)
  3. Neutral colours and any product is welcome.
  4. Have fun!
  5. Follow the weekly challenge closely to complete a Christmas card.
For my card, I dug out a Stampin' Up set I purchased last year and I think I only used it once! Ack! So I inked it up in Cherry Cobbler ink and added a poinsettia made with my 5 petal punch. I kept the design, clean and simple, adding some flags to the base of my card. The sentiment is a SRM sticker of course! A quick and easy card to make. The main panel with Santa is 3"x 4".

This is our final week with Featured Designer, Sandy Mathis! I am in shock, really! I have barely had the chance to connect with her and already she is leaving us. Thank you Sandy for your gorgeous cards and teamwork!! I love your work!

And a special welcome to Kim Singdahlsen, who is joining us as this week's Guest Designer.

Sandy Mathis (Featured Designer)

Kim Singdahlsen (Guest Designer)

Merry Monday Weekly Winners

Thank you to everyone who played along with the challenge last week!!! We loved seeing all the cards that were entered!!! Great work and so much inspiration!! I also loved to see all the comments that were left around blogland!!! Thank you!

Now onto our winner:

I just loved the colours she used and the amazing images...such a beautiful card!

Congrats, Susan! We hope you will join us as a Guest Designer.  Please email Bonnie at bonklass at gmail dot com. Be sure to put "Merry Monday Guest Designer" in the subject line

And our Honourable Mentions were voted on as well, if you received a vote from a design team member, your card and link is below. Congratulations! We hope you will display your badge with pride! If you are viewing this in Google Reader, you may have to visit the blog to see the actual cards that are linked below.

The Shabby Tea Room #190 {Pumpkin Spice}

This week at the Shabby Tea Room, we have a brand new challenge called "Pumpkin Spice". The challenge is to create card/project including pumpkins and glitter.

Here is the Inspiration Photo:

I was inspired by the colours in the photo and went to work, using some stamps from Paper Sweeties!

This week we are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe.

The Cutting Cafe

Sunday, October 27, 2013

YIPPEEE!!!! More GREAT and FABULOUS news to share!!!


I am so excited with the news I am about to share! One of my favourite things to do is COLOUR and I am thrilled to share that I am now on the Purple Onion Designs Team!!! Their images are not only adorable but fun too!!! I am on their Holiday team and I am just tickled pink purple because Christmas cards are my FAVOURITE to make!!!

So excited to work with the other new members of the team!! 

Thank you to Michele, owner of Purple Onion Designs for this amazing opportunity!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Verve Sketch #4 {With Sympathy}

Today I am sharing a card I made last weekend for the Verve Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast Stamper. I loved the pretty sketch and couldn't wait to play!! I dug out some pretty paper from My Mind's Eye. 

The paper did all the work and I used a lacy ribbon I had in my stash, I have wanted to use it for a long time but could never find the correct card for it. I am so happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Happy News to Share {Magical Wonder}!

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Well this has been such an exciting time for me as a designer during this last year and today I am thrilled to announce that I am the newest member of the Ribbon Carousel design team. I cannot tell you how surprised and delighted I was to receive the invite from Corinna. I think the challenges she hosts are a lot of fun and always so inviting!! Also, many of my good stamping pals are on the team, which makes it even more thrilling! Thank you so much, Corinna!

Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Magical Season
Inks: Lucky Limeade (no Old Olive), Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Kraft, White, Cherry Cobbler, Season of Style Pad DSP
Extras: Large Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Burlap Ribbon

Today I want to share a card I made using some Stampin' Up goodies that have not seen ink in such a long time! I was inspired by the colour combo challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers to use Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand. I do not have any Sahara Sand, so I used some burlap ribbon and some kraft paper to "represent" my neutral. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

SRM Stickers and CHRISTMAS!!!!

Ho-ho-ho!!! Today is a Christmassy Day on my blog!!! Lots of Christmas cards and projects, hope you will stop by at SRM Stickers to see what I have been up to in my craftroom!!

I would like to play along with one of my favourite challenges!!!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Whimsy and Stars Studio Stamp Release "Snowy"

Today is the stamp release day for Whimsy and Stars Studio! 

Mabelle has an adorable new image, that will make your heart fill! 
For a change of pace, I make a tag and added some glimmery stickles to it.

Stamps: Whimsy and Stars Studio
Inks: Copics
Papers: Simple Stories
Extras:SRM Sticker, Red Twine

Come and leave a comment at Whimsy and Stars Studio to win a fee digi image!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Merry Monday Christmas Card Club-Use Music or Create a Carol Inspired card!

Welcome to the Merry Monday Christmas card club!!! I hope you had a great weekend and that you are ready to create a Christmas card which:

Uses MUSIC or a Carol Inspired Theme!

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  1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).
  2. Each participant is encouraged to comment on 3 cards in the Gallery to be eligible to win. (Who doesn't love comments!)
  3. Neutral colours and any product is welcome.
  4. Have fun!
  5. Follow the weekly challenge closely to complete a Christmas card.

For my card, I decided to use some music themed washi tape! I went for a more traditional looking card and used some of my favourite Christmas dies by Memory Box and Spellbinders. The team has created gorgeous samples to inspire you!

Welcome to our Guest Designer, Sue!