Our Creative Corner Challenges

OCC Creative Sketch Challenge

Hello my friends,

Yesterday, I had a chance to play along with this week's OCC challenge. I always like when it's a sketch, as I find these fun to do.

I was so glad to see that this stamp set did not make the Last Chance List.  I was surprised with some of the stamp sets on the list.  I can't wait to see the new catalogue ...it won't be long now.


Recipe: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft and Whisper White card stock, Rockabilly Specialty D.S.P, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, On your Birthday stamp set, Branch Out stamp set, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip ink.

Don't' forget to check out the Last Chance lists. You can view those list here. Once these products are gone, they are gone for good!!! So order early to avoid missing out on all your favourite products. I will be placing orders daily, so if you wish to place an order you can email me at ca.granger@sympatico.ca

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


OCC's Colour Challenge


As I was working on my cards for my Sympathy class, I thought I would design one around this week's OCC challenge. I love participating in challenges because it makes you think outside your creative zone.

When I read this week's colour challenge, I was like "how am I going to use those colour's??" This week's colour challenge was to use Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, More Mustard and any neutral colour that you like. 

I designed by card around the tree from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. This stamp set is great for Thinking of you, Get well and Sympathy cards. I embossed the Bashful Blue layer with my Texturz Plates and my Big Shot machine. Check out the new Scallop Oval Punch that will be available in the new Occasion Mini that starts on Wednesday!! Let me know what you think??


Recipe:Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, and  More Mustard card stock, Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, Branch Out stamp set(butterflies), Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Bashful Blue brads, More Mustard ink , Chocolate Chip and Old Olive markers, Big Shot machine, and SU Texturz Plates.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


OCC Doodle Challenge

Happy Monday,

I hope you have a great weekend. We sure did. It was a very exciting weekend as my youngest daughter's hockey team won the final round of playoff's so they are the Novice B champs.  My oldest daughter was selected by her coaches to play the defense position in an All-Star game in April. What an amazing experience for both of them.  Way to go girls we are very proud of you!!!

I had a chance last night to play along with the OCC's challenge for this week. The challenge was to create a project with doodling on it.  I really like the look of doodling but it's something I'm not really good at.

Branch Out has to be one of my favourite stamp sets. I love how you can use this stamp set for so many different occasions. I decided to pair it up with another favourite stamp set All in the Family and create this super cute birthday card for a little girl. 


Recipe:Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock, Branch Out and All in the Family stamp set, Family Phrases, Blender Pen, Staz-on ink, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive ink, Basic Grey ink, Pink Pirouette and Close to Cocoa ink., 1 3/8" circle punch, Big Shot machine and Lot's of tags Sizzix Die.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Botanical Blooms


Tonight is our Stamper's 6 night. I'm so looking forward to seeing my club ladies and showing them the super cute projects for the evening. This month I decided to focus my club projects around the Sale-a-Bration promotion. You can view all the great deals here. Don't forget now is a great time to join Stampin' Up! and enjoy all the fun perks of being a demonstrator. I would love for you to join my team. Please email me if you have any questions as I would love to answer them for you.

I had so much fun using the OCC sketch this past weekend that I thought I would use it again but with the Botanical Blooms stamp set. I really have been enjoying the 2 step stampin with this stamp set. I love this new Designer Series Paper called Good Morning Sunshine!! What do you think??


Recipe: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Whisper White card stock, Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Scallop Punch, Good Morning D.S.P, 1 3/4" , 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Botanical Blooms stamp set, Old Olive, More Mustard and Summer Sun ink.

Have a great day,


OCC Sketch Challenge


Well, it's Family Day here in Ontario which means most people had a long weekend. It feels so good knowing that you don't have to go to work and you can hang at home. I'm looking forward to working in my studio today!!

I had so much fun with this sketch from Our Creative Corner that I made 2 cards. I will show you one today and the other later this week.

I really like this new Designer Series Paper Good Morning Sunshine, it makes you feel so happy on the inside. As soon as I saw it, I thought it would work great with Just Buzzin by as I wait for my Cheep Talk stamp set to arrive this week.


Recipe: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun and Whisper White card stock, Good Morning Sunshine D.S.P, Piggy Tales Ribbon, Just Buzzin By stamp set, 1 3/4, 1 3/8, 1 /4 inch circle punches, Goody-goody Gumdrops stamp set, Scallop Border Punch, and More Mustard and Summer Sun markers.

Have a sunshine of a day!!


OCCC Challenge

Happy Monday my friends,

Jennifer from Our Creative Corner Challenge gave us a fun challenge this weekend. Our challenge was to to make a card using two hearts or more. What a great challenge for Valentine's Day!! I knew that I was going to create a card using the new Love You Much stamp set and the Heart to Heart Punch.


Recipe: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla card stock, Love you much stamp set, Pink Pirouette ribbon, Riding Hood Red ink, Heart to Heart Punch and Old Olive marker.

Check out all the details of the Sale-a-Bration sale and my personal special during the promotion. You can read all about it here.

Have a super duper Monday!! Let's hope that the Ground Hog doesn't see his shadow, as I'm hoping for an early Spring!!!!


OCCC Challenge

Happy Monday my friends,

I had a chance yesterday afternoon before dinner to work on OCCC challengefor this week. The challenge was to use 2 different shades of blue and 1 neutral colour.

I decided to use the Urban Garden D.S.P along with Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze.

Here is a Sneak Peek at one of the new stamp set called Sweet Stems. You could use this stamp set for so many different occasions. I decide to leave off the greetings, so that I could use it for a birthday, a thank you or even a sympathy card.


Recipe: Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, and Baja Breeze card stock, Urban Garden D.S.P, Baja Breeze Ribbon, Not Quite Navy Marker, Baja Breeze ink, Blender Pen and Sweet Stems stamp set.

If all goes well, my new catties should be here today!! I'm so excited!! I will keep you posted.

Have a wonderful day,


OCCC Sketch Challenge

Hello my friends,

I had a few people email me asking about the Retiring List. Just a reminder that you can still order from the Retiring list of stamp sets till Jan 18. After Jan 18, these stamp set will be gone forever. Also don't forget to check out the Inventory Blowoutsale that Stampin' Up! is offering right now along with the list of Retiring Accessories.You will want to stock up on your favourite products before they are gone for good!! Contact me today to place your order!!

I had a chance to play along with Our Creative Corner Challenge this week. This week was a card sketch. I decided to use the Loads of Love stamp set. I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but I popped up the truck. Using my sponge daubers and ink, I sponged the sky and the ground.


Recipe:Whisper White, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy card stock, Windsor Knot D.S.P, Load of Love and Loads of Love accessories stamp sets, Watercolour crayons, blender pens, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, and a blender pen.

Have a wonderful day!!


Our Creative Corner Challenge

Happy Monday my friends,

I spent some time this weekend updating my blog. I have separated all the categories on the side so that it will be easier for you to find promotions, catalogues, Mini's and so much more. This way each one is under it's own title. I also added two new items to my side bar. The first one is you can sign up for my monthly newsletters. This will tell you what's happening in my studio that month, upcoming classes, crops and promotions. The other feature is that you will be able to click on my Studio calendar and seeing what's happening that month in my studio. I hope you like the new features and let me know what you think.

I have decided that one of my stamping goals for the New Year is to challenge myself with card sketches, layouts sketches, new techniques and to try out new things. I feel that challenges are a great way to add to personal growth and it makes you think outside your creative zone.

So the first challenge that I'm going to try out this year is Our Creative Corner weekly challenges. OCCC's challenge this week was to add something clear to your project. Since I need to work on some Valentine's Day cards for my display board in my studio, I thought this would be a great start.

First, I stamped the mouse image from Happy Heart's day set onto Acetate and onto a piece of Riding Hood Designer Series Paper scrap. I then cut out the heart from the Acetate, flower and shirt from the Riding Hood Red piece.

 I was so excited to find out the I could cut and emboss my Nestabilities die with my BIG SHOT machine. This just opened up a whole new world of possibilities!! I'm so excited. After, I stamped the mouse image on my Very Vanilla piece of card stock. I paper pieced the shirt on the mouse, using the Riding Hood Red. I glued on the Actetate heart to the Very Vanilla card stock and then the paper piece flower onto the heart. I added a dot of crystal effects to the center of the flower. Let me know what you think??


Recipe: Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red card stock, Riding Hood Red Prints paper, Scallop Square Nesties, Square Nesties, Happy Heart's Day stamp set, Acetate, and Crystal Effects.

Have a fabulous day!!