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Here is a layout that I did to capture Emily's soccer last summer.

Dscn3253_2 I started off by using the sketch design layout from Cyndi's Scrappy Sketch # 5, you can view her blog here. I used the sketch as a base and then change it around to incorporate my pictures.

I used Wild Wasbi cardstock as my base and accented it with black and white cardstock. I used the Soccer theme paper from Scrappin Sports along the left side of the layout and for the soccer ball in the right corner. I used the Just Soccer stamp set to accent with the soccer shoes and the soccer balls. 

You can't tell from the layout but when they won the final game of playoffs that day and it had been raining so hard that there was puddles everywhere. All the girls jumped in the puddles to celebrate their victory!! It was truly a Kodak moment.

If anyone has tips on how to take pictures of cards and layouts for the blog, I would love to hear them.

I still have a few spots left for my Tart and Tangy class, email me to find out more details.

Have a wonderful night!!


Weekend Sketch #41

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Well, I'm back. I'm feeling much better. Sorry that I didn't post yesterday, but it was busy day with the 50th Wedding Anniversary Open house. Everything went well and my in-laws loved their day!!

Better late then never. Here is my card for this week's sketch. I had an order come on Friday, so I wanted to play with all the new toys. I have to tell you that I love the new Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. The ribbon slide is the best, along with the frames that match the punches. You should order one of these kits before the end of May. You get over 138 hardware pieces and 100 brads to go with it.

I stamped the star in versamark all over the Blue Bayou cardstock. I distressed the edges with Blue Bayou ink. I layered this onto Kraft cardstock. I distressed around the edges of the River Rock cardstock with River Rock ink. Using the Coluzzle cutter, I cut out a circle in Western Sky pattern paper. Using the Sweet Bundle of Love stamp from Sweet Celebration and Blue Bayou ink, I stamped this onto Whisper White. I then cut it out with the Coluzzle cutter. I stamped a star onto Whisper White and punched it out with a 1"circle punch. I popped this in the middle. I stamped the word Sweet from the stamp set So Very onto Whisper White cardstock with Blue Bayou ink. Then using the Designer Label punch, I punched it out. I glued it to River Rock and attached the frame overtop and then I popped up the circle.

Recipe: Sweet Celebration and So Very Stamp set, Kraft, Blue Bayou, and River Rock cardstock, Western Sky Designer Series Paper, VersaMark Ink, Blue Bayou and River Rock ink, Hodgepodge Hardware, Coluzzle Cutter, Designer Label Punch and 1" circle Punch.

Here is this weekend's sketch. Click on over Beate's blog to see what others have come up with.

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Enjoy the rest of your evening!!


Off to the hospital we go......

Sorry, there is nothing creative yet on the blog today. I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance early this morning with serious pains on the right side of my lower back. After hours of waiting and lots of tests later, they discovered that I was passing Kidney Stones. They think the kidney stones  had already pasted and they sent me home with pain medication. All I can says is the pain is 10x worse then child birth.  I'm home now and the pain is still there so I'm taking it easy for abit. If I have the energy later and can sit for that long, I will show you my card for the Weekend Sketch Challenge.

I hope you have a wonderful night!!


Technique Thursday

Dscn3203 Happy Thursday! Sorry I'm posting late, I'm not quite sure where the day went.

I decided to have a Technique Thursday night once a month where you can drop in anytime from 7 to 9 pm and learn a new technique for $5.00. You learn a new technique and then complete a make and take.

This month we are learning Watercolouring with Aqua Painters. This is the card that we made using this technique.

I love this Pun Fun set as it's great for Watercolouring. I love how the watercolouring creates a soft look!! It sure is a technique that takes time to master, but once you do you will love the look and use it over and over!!

My next Technique Thursday is April 17. We will be learning the Embossing Resist technique. It's a great way to emboss images on light coloured cardstock and then apply a darker ink to make them pop. If you are interested in this class, email me at ca.granger@sympatico.ca to find out more.

Yahoo, tomorrow is Friday and you know what that means Weekend Challenge time. See you tomorrow.


Yahoo!!! I'm so excited!! I won!!!

I just found that I won Beate Jones Weekend Challenge # 40. YAHOOO!!! OMG!! OMG!! OMG!! I have never won anything like this before!! I'm so excited!! Can you telll!!!

Dscn3171 Here is the card that I submitted for last weeks Weekend Challenge again.

What a way to start the morning with a awesome suprise like that. It sure has made my day!!

Have a great day!!


Happy 50th Anniversary

Dscn3198 Well, it's been a crazy last few days at my household. My in-laws are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary this weekend. I have been busy preparing for this event by doing lots of errands. I have been asked by my family to make a scrapbook to journal their life together and their accomplishments along the way. This is a huge task as I have had to go back to find pictures to tell the story along the way. The best part is seeing pictures of your husband when he was younger and seeing how everyone has changed over the years especially styles and trends.

If you have any ideas or have done a scrapbook like this before I would love to hear from you. I will show the album once I'm finished.

Here is a card I made to help celebrate the big day!!! Wow, to be married 50th years together is a huge accomplishment and not many couples have the chance to see this milestone.

I decided to go with a square card measuring 5 1/2 by 10 1/2 using Shimmery White card stock as my base. I then added a piece of gold card stock on top. I stamped the Heart from Year after Year set in Versamark on to the Shimmery White and then I re-stamped again just off to the side. This created the double hearts. I then sprinkled gold embossing power on to the heart image and embossed it using the Heat Tool. I then layerd this onto gold card stock and then again onto Shimmery White card stock. I did the same with the word Cherish from the Warm Word stamp set. Let me know what you think??

Have a wonderful evening!!


Tart and Tangy Gift Box class

Dscn3191 Here is a sweet class that I will be offering in April. You will learn how to make this adorable gift box which will hold 10 cards and envelopes.

I found this project on Andrea's website under her Demonstrator Class Planning Services. If you are demonstrator, then you should check out this service that Andrea is offering. It's a awesome deal. Email me if you would like more details on how this service works.

Here are the details of the class:

When: Monday April 21 or Thursday April 24 from 7pm to 10pm.

There are 2 options for this class. You can just do the class for $30(option 1) or order it as a product bundle class(option 2) which is $55. For option 2 you will have your own Tart and Tangy stamp set and 3 Stampin markers in Real Red, Old Olive and Only Orange(if you already have these products we can substitute them for a product of equal value)

If you are interested in ordering the class kit. Email me at ca.granger@sympatico.ca to find out more details.

Have a wonderful Monday!!


Happy Easter

Dscn3182 Happy Easter everyone. I hope you all had fun watching the children search for eggs around the house. I always enjoy watching the girls as they search high and low looking for eggs. Especially, when you see the look on their faces when they find the eggs and goodies.

I made this Easter Treat Box Door hanger yesterday to surprise them this morning. I filled it with chocolate eggs and hung it on their bedroom door, so that it was the first thing they saw when they woke up.  I found this adorable project on Andrea Walford blog during her Easter Tutorial project blitz. Check out her blog here.

I used my favourite colours combo Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink along with the Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper.

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Here is what it looked like hanging on the door.

My girls loved their surprise when they woke up this morning. They said " You made that for us mommy, it's beautiful."

Recipe: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, and Purely Pomegranate card stock, Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper, Corner Rounder(to create the scallops), 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Punch, White Gel Pen, A Good Egg stamp set,  Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitch ribbon, Chocolate Chip ribbon , Watercolour Crayons, Blender Pen, and Cello Bags.

Don't fill up on to much chocolate(what ever, today's the only day that you can do that and not feel guilty)....Like I have said " I never met a Chocolate, I didn't like." I can't wait to bite into my solid bunny. Do you eat the bunny ears first or last??

Have a wonderful day filled with love and hugs the ones that you love!!


Yummy Thank You Gift

Dscn3172 Remember that Thank you card that my mom asked me to make yesterday, well she also ask for some goodies to go with it.

A bunch of her co-workers are giving a friend a Thank You gift as a way of saying Thanks for all the things that she does.

This is what I came up with. I wanted to coordinated it with the Summer Picnic pattern paper to make the rest of the goodies. The Nugget tin has the Summer Picnic paper wrapped around each Chocolate Nugget. I used the opposite side of the Flower Print paper. Then using the Flower from the Think Happy Thought stamp set, I stamped the flower in Real Red and punch them out with 3/4" circle punch. I then glued them to the top of the nuggets. I wrapped Real Red Ribbon around the Nugget Tin, and added a tag that said "Many Thanks". I made the tag using the Scallop circle punch(Real Red), the 1 3/8"(Old Olive)and 1 1/4" (Whisper White) circle punches. Using my Real Red marker, I colour in just the word Many Thanks and stamp it onto Whisper White. The Many Thanks is from the Lots of Thought stamp set.

The Chocolate bars holders are made with Real Red and Bashful Blue card stock. I made the half circle at the top of chocolate bar holder using the 1 1/4" circle punch. I stamped Thank you from the Wonderful Words stamp set on Whisper White using Old Olive ink and then I distressed around the edges. I did the same using the word Celebrate from the Celebrate Everything stamp set. I glued this onto the Summer Picnic pattern paper and then onto the chocolate holder.

Voila, this makes a great gift for any occasion.

Have a wonderful day!!


Weekend Sketch Challenge # 40

Dscn3171I know I have been using this paper alot lately, but I can't help it!! I love the bright colours and I'm hoping that if I use this sunny paper that the snow will melt away....One can only hope as they were saying on the radio that the groundhog might be wrong this year and we are still in for 6 more weeks of winter. URGGG!!!

My mom called me today to put a request in for a Thank you card at her favourite Hallmark store(this is what she has calls me now).She wanted a card where a bunch of her friends could write a message in and she asked for a long card.

So what a great way to make a card and incorporate this weekend's sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

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Recipe: Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper, Real Red Ribbon, a Ribbon Slide from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Lots of Thoughts stamp set(which was the most sold Sale-a-Bration stamp set), Full of Life stamp set(new in the Occasion Mini), Old Olive and Basic Black ink.

Have a wonderful rest of the evening and remember to hug the ones that you love.