Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Keepin' It Safe...

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming...

Whew, being part of a new release week was a bunch of fun, but it was also a fair amount of work and I'm afraid my mojo decided to take a little break when it was over.  I got a bit of a real vacation too, as we took an extra long weekend to visit my family and check out some Toronto attractions.  The boys loved the CN Tower and the Lego Discovery Center, and my oldest declared it the "awesomest" day ever - I'm glad he liked it cause it was an expensive day out!

So now things are back to normal and it's a good thing cause it's time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges!  This week, the challenge is "kept safe".  Sounds a bit odd, but we just want to see you use something you've been "keeping safe" or hoarding!  Hee hee, I just purged a whole bunch of stuff at a garage sale, but never fear - I have more!  I've had these buttons for pretty much forever, don't know why I haven't used them as they're so cute!

Anything Goes - Crafting By Designs
Use your Scraps - Craft-Room Challenge


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cat's Pajamas New Release Blog Hop!

Well, it's been a super exciting week full of yummy new stamps from the Cat's Pajamas, and now we're having a blog hop to celebrate!  If you've come here from Lori's blog you're in the right place!

For my card, I went back to Day 1 of the Sneaky Peeks and the Life's A Beach bunny.  I found some cool and summery Echo Park papers which went perfectly with this fun bunny and used one of the new tag Cutups to make a surfboard inspired strip.  I paper pieced the umbrella with a striped paper to finish.

Now head over to Wendy's blog to see what fabulous creations she's made! 
I've had such a fun week playing along with all the Sneaky Peeks, now I'm off to clean up the mess left over in my craft room!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sneaky Peek #6

We're coming to the end of the Sneaky Peeks and although this set doesn't feature a bunny, Sprinkles or any penguins it sure is a lot of fun.  A whole bunch of cute speech bubbles with some great sayings to go with and a fab set of Cut Ups as well.  These were so easy to cut and stamp and I couldn't resist being a little silly with my card.  I used the Travellin' Man stamp again, but this time cut the luggage off the roof  for a change.  Now this sounds like my car!

Be sure to check out the Dancing in Pajama's blog for more great cards!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sneaky Peek #5

Yea, another bunny and his one's going for a ride!  Hee hee, these bunnies never fail to make me smile!  Lots of bling on this one and Stickles on the rocket too.  Be sure to check out the Cat's Pajama's blog for all the details about this new release and to see more of the bunny in action!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sneaky Peek #3

Eee, another bunny!  This was totally the release for me as I love, love, love the bunny.  This guy's heading out on the open road, ready for adventure.  Not sure how he squishes those ears in his car though! 
Still pretty much on a CAS roll, although this time I used my fave travel themed paper.  I'm thinking it needs something though, maybe some bling under the sentiment?  Can't go wrong with bling!

Check out the Cat's Pajamas blog and the Splitcoast threads for more details and to check out the other Sneaky Peeks!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sneaky Peek #2

It's time for another Sneaky Peek and this one's got claws!  This is my first Cat's Pajama's cat stamp, not sure why I don't have any yet, but now I must get more!  I went super CAS for this card so I could play along with the TCP Tuesday challenge, but added a touch of bling to this cool kitty for fun!

Be sure to check out the Dancing in Pajamas blog and the Splitcoast In It to Win It thread for more details and to see more super sneak peeks!

PS - scroll down for today's ABC Christmas challenge post!

Jingle All the Way

I must be in a super CAS kind of mood cause both of my cards today are very clean and simple.  Hopefully there's enough bling on this one to keep your eyes busy though!  The challenge at ABC Christmas this week is J for Jingle and after combing through all my stamps I have nothing with jingle bells on.  Sigh, guess that means I better go shopping!

PS - scroll up for the Cat's Pajamas Sneaky Peek #2!

White on White - Creative Card Crew (I realize my sentiment is very red, not sure if this counts?)
Let's Sparkle - Deep Ocean
Something that starts with the 1st letter of your name - Holly Jolly Christmas (embossing)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sneaky Peek #1

Squee!  I'm super excited to be a guest for the new release at Cat's Pajamas!  Today is our first Sneaky Peek, and the bunny is back chilling in the sun.  This laid back bun is doing what I wish I could be doing all through the dreary month of January - lucky rabbit!

Be sure to check out the Dancing in Pajamas blog or the Splitcoasters Sneaky Peek thread to get all the details about the new release.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Yee haw!

Well, it's been a great 4 months, but my time at Oozak is almost up. (wah, sniff!)  So without further moaning and groaning, here's my last card for Oozak, featuring this month's challenge - earthtones.  I used one of my brand new Sparkle Creations stamps - Cowboy Josh and some Simple Stories Take a hike paper.  I am loving the Sparkle stamps, they're so fun and I can't wait to grab some more!

Sketch - Sketch Saturday
Anything Goes - Divas By Design
Use Kraft - Stampavie and More
Anything Goes - Papertake Weekly
Free for all - Twisted Tuesday

Inspiration photo

Do you ever have a fantastic idea for a card in your head and then make a card that turns out just like your vision?  Well, this is not that card.  I don't know why this card was such a struggle but I can tell you several versions made their way into the bin before I was happy.  This card is for the second week of our inspiration photo challenge at ABC Christmas and here's the inspiration:

 And here's my card based on the brightly coloured wreath - love that little Meljen's mouse!

CAS - Addicted to Stamps and More
Favourite festive Colours - Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Dies/Punches - Penny's Paper Crafty
Furry Friends - Ruby's Rainbow

Monday, May 6, 2013

I scream for ice cream

Yep, we're definitely needing the ice cream around here - it's gone from a cold, wintery spring to full on summer in about 2 weeks.  We've been spending lost of time outside for fear it will disappear and get cold and snowy again!  I have managed to sneak a little time in at the craft table, inking up another of my new Whipper Snapper stamps.  A fairly simple card today, I've been stalking, oops sorry, inspired by Jen who combines CAS and super cute images on her cards.  Love them!

Sketch - Retro Sketches
Animals - Cards for Men
Happy Birthday - Lexi's Creations
Outdoor Critters - Pause Dream Enjoy
Use a stamped character - Crafty Boots