Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simply the best DAD!

Hi there!!

What a day we've had here in Montreal!! We started the day with a BANG, literally! First lightening and thunder at 5am. Then the sun came out and lots of humidity during the day, once it hit 4pm the lightening and thunder started again and then RAIN, RAIN and more RAIN!!! We had to empty the pool..LOL!!

I'm mourning the loss of my grandfather today :( the weather was very appropriate for it. Although I am glad he is not suffering anymore it still makes me sad to think that he won't be there anymore...Rest in Peace NONNO, we love you very much :(

I had loving father o my mind so I thought I'd make a father's day card today. I searched for some ideas on the www and found a great sketch and color combo, here is my card:

I distressed all the edges and my sentiment with Old Paper distress ink from Holtz and used my scalloped circle and plain circle nestabilities. I also used one of my EK border punches, love them!!

I used this sketch from Deconstructing Jen and this color combo from Colour Q:

Deconstructed Sketch No. 53

I'm entering the following challenges:
Deconstrucitng Jen, sketch #53
Colour Q, cQc#139
Jackson's Digital Expressions, anything goes plus a twist using Holtz
Die Cuttin' Divas, Anything goes plus use a die cut
Tuesday Throwdown, Masculine
Simon Says Stamps challenge, Father's Day

Have a good night, hope to see you soon!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Cool to be You!!

Hello everyone,

Oh how I've missed all of you!!!

We've had some amazing weather here in Montreal so I took advantage and stayed outside with my boys and hubby! This past weekend we had the whole family over, 13 people in all, it was AMAZING!!

I took some time today to make a few cards that I need to give out. One is for my friends teenage son and the other 2 are for my nephew who's turning 2 (for my mom and myself).

For the teenage boy card I followed the Dynamic Duos color challenge and the CPS Sketch 267:

Here is the card:

I used a new digi image that I bought from Pollycraft Digital Stamps, an amazing site, I just love their images!! I actually bought several of them..LOL!!

I'm entering the following challenges:
Dynamic Duos, Monochromatic challenge #4
Card Positioning Systems, CPS Sketch #267
Forever Friends Challenge Blog, One for the Boys
and Simon Says Stamp and Show, One for the boys

Here are the other cards I made. I did not follow any blogs or enter any challenges, just thought I'd share them with you!

As you can see my nephew is a Handy Manny fanatic, his mom also ordered a cake of Handy Manny, we can't  wait to see his face when he sees these cards and the cake..LOL!! it's going to be priceless, taking pictures for sure!!! 

That's it for me folks,
Have a great night & hope to see you real soon!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Betsy Hello /Thank-you

Hi again!

WOW what a rain shower we are having right now!! It's raining cats and dogs, happy for my flowers, not so happy that I had to cook inside instead of BBQ'ing ;(( oh well, everything has a purpose!!

Here is a set I made today using my favorite Penny Black stamp, Betsy Bluebell!!

I just love her, she is so lovable and sweet!!
I used this fantastic sketch from Catch the Bug: clip_image002

and this amazing Photo Inspiration from Lily Pad:

I'm entering the following challenges:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, sketch challenge
2. Lily Pad, Vera's View Challenge, Photo Inspiration
3. Bearly Mine, Anything goes
4. Sweet Stamp, Anything goes

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by! Make sure to leave your amazing comments, they inspire me every day to make more creations!!!

Good night &
Remember to...

love & create ...with a smile :)


Hello everyone!!

What a FABULOUS Victoria Day weekend we had!!! No time for crafting for me, spent all my time outside planting, helping my husband and playing with the kids. The deck is done and the furniture is all up. My pretty flowers are potted and on the deck as well. We started the pool, we just have to have the water tested and add the salt. We're hoping to be in it by the weekend..WOOHOO!!!

See this is exciting for us because we have long winters and much shorter summers so we get pretty hyped up when the heat comes our way..LOL!!

Today, on the other hand, I did have time to craft because the kids are back in school, I only worked half a day and it's raining, bitter sweet right ;)))

Here is one set that I finished:

Thank-you cards are always in big demand especially with the school year approaching!

I used this sketch from Deconstructing Jen:  

& these are the challenges I have entered:
1. Deconstructing Jen, Sketch #52
2. The Paper Players challenge #96, clean and simple using polka dots
3. Flourishes challenge #170, use a flower

Thanks for stopping by, see you later with another set!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Hi everyone,

What a GORGEOUS day we had today!! We went FLOWER shopping!! The kids helped me choose, they were so excited, then we planted them and I tackled weeding some more, man those things are everywhere!!!

I had time tonight to make a quick card. I wanted to start my father's day card requests and of course one for my DAD. When I think of my dad I think of hunting and fishing...he's is a WILD kind of guy..LOL..and loves NATURE!!

So here is my card,  I used paper that I've had for a while, hoping to use it for my dad one day, glad I remembered!!

I used this color combo from Dynamic Duo 
It's Week #3 and I've entered every week so far!!
and this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

I'm entering the following challenges:
1. Dynamic Duo, week #3 Black tie week with a dessert option
2. Freshly Made Sketches #35, the sketch
3. Little Claire's, Male theme
4. Speedy & Friends, Father's day
5. Simon Says Stamp & Show, anything goes

Thanks for visiting, as always I have so much fun creating and so much fun reading your comments!!

Have a great night, hope to see you tomorrow,

love & create ...with a smile :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Luca, La-La Land Stamps

Hi everyone!!

I hope your day was as fun as mine...we accomplished a lot outdoors (however the inside of my house ssuffered because of that..lol) and I got come cards done too!!

During National Scrap booking Weekend, Scrapbook Centrale was having a HUGE sale on everything in store. I took this opportunity to buy some La-La Land stamps, here is my first card with Luca:

Isn't he just precious! I thought this card would be great for a boy to give to his Dad for Father's day! My 2 boys could give this to their dad for sure, it's just so cute!! Go to http://lalalandcrafts.blogspot.com/
to see all the amazing stamps they have!!
I used this sketch from Willow Sketchie Challenge:

and I'm entering the following challenges:
1. Willow Sketchie Challenge #17, sketch and/or use 3 papers (I did that too)
2. La-La Land, spots and stripesgo to http://lalalandcrafts.blogspot.com/
3. Shelly's Images, show us what you got
4. Inspire me Friday's and More, Anything goes
5. Simon Says Stamp & Show, Anything goes
6. Little Miss Muffet, Anything goes
7. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, For the boys

Looking forward to more crafting this weekend, however it's supposed to be super hot and we still have a lot to do outside so it might not be realistic! You just never know, I'll try to squeeze in some time..LOL!!

Have a great weekend everyone,

love & create ...with a smile :)

Kutie Kim Roller Girl

Good day everyone!!

What an awesome day it is! I'm home with the boys, we just came in from being outside for a few hours, the kids enjoyed themselves while I tackled more weeding!!

Yesterday I showed you a great card. As all of you know I usually make 2 of every card  and sometimes I charge it upt, well last night I didn't complete the second card so here it is:

This is another Sassy Studio Design image, Kutie Kim! Like I mentioned before it's the same set up as yesterday's card but I changed the image and sentiment.

It's a quick post today, I will go back outside to enjoy the great weather we are finally having. Then working on the backyard again. We also have to work on the deck and set up the pool, YAY!!

I'll be entering the following challenges before leaving:
1. Crafty Ribbons, flowers challenge
2. Delightful challenges, add ribbon
3. Saturated Canary Challenge, May Flowers
4. Shelly's Images, anything goes
5. The Sugar Bowl, anything goes

It's always fun to create but what's even more delightful is reading your comments!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a  great sunny day and a fantastic long weekend everyone, See you later!!

Remember to,
love & create ...with a smile :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cassie Graduation

******THIS IS MY 100TH POST*****

I am so happy, it's been a fun 100!!! Thanks to all of you for the inspiration, easy access to wonderful blogs and challenges!
We had a great day today, hope you did too! The kids were GREAT ..YAY for me and they are healthy (we went for their annual check-up) we are so BLESSED!!!

Today I wanted to complete a card for a friend of mine who's daughter is graduating high school. I had a little trouble picking my paper, not sure why, maybe too much choice..LOL!! Or I'm just hard on myself and always want it to be perfect, yep I think that's it! In the end I really love the result.

What also makes this card AMAZING is that I used another great image from SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS, Love it!!

Here it is:

I used this sketch from Waltzing Mouse, WMSC97

and this color inspiration from Just Some Lines:  

I think my friend is going to love it, I just hope her daughter loves pink and blue..LOL!!

These are the challenges I am entering for this card:
1. Waltzing Mouse Sketch, for sketch #97
2. Just Some Lines, color inspiration
3. Love to Create Challenge #15, bingo card
4. Simon Says Stamp & Show, anything goes
5. Sassy Studio Designs, Triple Play Use 3 of something (my mini brads)
6. Little Miss Muffet, anything goes (add new side bar to blog and be a follower)
7. Fun For Challenges, use flowers

OMG I think this tops the number of challenges I've ever entered..LOL!! and it's all the blogs I visited today, very proud!!

I also just learned that I have to be the one to keep on eye on the challenges to know if I've won, I thought since we leave our e-mail addresses when entering our cards that we'd get an e-mail saying that we've won. I don't ever want to miss out on any goodies! and who knows how many I've won and don't know about it..oh well!! well maybe just a few at least ;)))

That's it for me tonight, thanks for visiting, as always I LOVE to read all your comments!

Good night &
Remember to,
love & create ...with a smile :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cheerful Chelsea

Hello everyone,

Let me start off by telling you how happy I am that I got my envelopes for my 6x6 cards..YAY!! I missed making them. There are so many sketches out there that just don't work with a 5x7 card and I really do not enjoy making envelopes, thanks to Clearbags.ca I don't have to!! 

Today I tackled this sketch from Sassy Studio Designs:
The challenge also states that you must use a Sassy Studio Designs image, well I've been meaning to do that so it was a great opportunity for me..LOL!! I purchased 3 and used this one!!

 I always make 2 sets, so I used a Kraftin'Kimmie stamp for card #2.

These cards are very girly!! I just love them!!

I am entering the following challenges:
1. Sassy Studio Designs, sketch dare to be sassy #164
2. Anything goes Challenge blog, Black plus one other color
3. Truly Scrumptious, anything goes
4. Whimspy Stamps, anything goes
5. Just keep on Creating, anything goes

That's it for me tonight!! Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments, they are appreciated!!

Remember to..
love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Hello again,

When I started card making the first stamps that were introduced to me were PENNY BLACK stamps. I took a course at Bonne Idee and I was hooked. Following their blog I noticed this week that they have a "In the Garden" theme and of course you must use their stamp in the challenge. I pulled out all my stamps and found this OLDIE. In fact it's not really an oldie I just haven't used it in my blogs.

Penny Black also makes the Mimi's and the Hedgie's that I love so much!!

Here is my card:

Isn't it great!! I did it in a sold color because I wanted to enter the weekly color challenge from Dynamic Duos:
and I used this sketch from Retro sketches:

I need to make a lot of thank-you cards since the end of the school year is approaching and my son goes to a French immersion school, this is the reason behind the "MERCI"!!

These are the challenges I will be entering:
1. Penny Black Friends Saturday challenge, in the garden
2. Sweet Stampin, must stamp, flower power
3. Dynamic Duos, color challenge
4. Retro Sketches, for sketch 51
5. Critter sketch challenge, flowers

Hope you enjoyed my posts today, please feel free to leave a comment, they are appreciated and I love reading them!

and remember to
love & create ...with a smile :)

True Love

Howdy everyone!!

Before I begin my post I want to thank Die Cuttin' Divas, I won their challenge #64 with my Dream-butterfly card, YAY!!! I am honored and flattered, thanks so so much!!

On to my post! With this card I had an idea in mind..my cousin Melissa needs a card for an engagement/wedding and she said the couples invitation was black lace and beige. I searched through the blogs and found this great sketch from Deconstructing Jen :

This is my take on it:

I substituted the circle for the 2 die cut hearts representing LOVE of course, fitting for the occasion!! I got the die cut hearts when Bonne Idee was having their moving sale, it was a steal!!

I also got this gorgeous lace at Scrapbook Centrale and the paper is from My Mind's Eye, Love their paper.

I will be entering the following challenges with this card:
1. Deconstructing Jenn, sketch #51
2. Fashionista Challenge, wedding challenge
3. Stamp with Fun, wedding challenge

I will be back with another great card!!

love & create ...with a smile :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Baby Girl

Hello everyone,

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day in the neighborhood...LOL..I'm singing the Mr.Rodgers song, remember him?  LOL!! I watched him every day and knew every song by heart, Ahh, memories!! It's a great sunny day today and that's why that song was in my head!!

Hope all you moms out there had a FABULOUS day yesterday and that you got spoiled from your hubbies and kids!! of course I think we should be spoiled every day ;)))

So today I wanted to replenish my baby girl cards. My cousin Melissa recently had a baby girl so I used and sold a lot of them. Here they are:

Cute right!! The little girl is a stamp from Whipper Snapper and the charms are from Whiff of Joy. I also used my new nestabilities, the flower above and the bright pink tag below.

I used this sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenges:

I also made these 2 cards with no sketch, I had some ready cut paper and the "girl" tag made up so I just added ribbon and some charms again from Whiff of Joy.  The tag "GIRL" might not be clear in the picture,  I used my cuttlebug to make the letters, Love, love, love it!! and the foot prints on the background paper with an embossing folder..adorable!!

These are the challenges I will be entering for he first 2 cards above:

1. Sweet Sunday Sketch, #158
2. Bunny Zoe's Challenge Blog, anything goes
3. Simon Says Stamp and Show, anything goes

Thanks for stopping by,

I will be creating tonight but not posting, so see you tomorrow with more of my creations!!

Remember to,

love & create ...with a smile :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Happy Weekend everyone!!

It's a gorgeous sunny day in Montreal today!  Perfect for getting some work done outside the house!!

I have to say I've been feeling a little un-creative lately. We had very gloomy weather early this week and since them I'm having trouble waking up..LOL!! Today has helped a whole lot, so I hope to be showing you a lot more creations this week.

After removing tones of weeds outside, I came in for an hour to make this card (my hand was killing me..LOL):

I used my liquid pearls for the first time, it's the shiny purple you see on the butterfly image. This image was a freebie at Bugaboo Stamps a while ago and it's the first time I use it, isn't it pretty?

I used this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches

and this photo inspiration from Die Cuttin' Divas:

I will be entering the following challenges:
1. Freshly Made Sketches, #34
2. Die Cuttin Divas, challenge 64 color combination
3. Catch the Bug Challenges, things with wings
4. Craft your days away, all creatures great and small
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge, things with wings
6. CES Challenges, farewell challenge, anything goes ;( 

HAPPY MOTHER'DAY to all of my fellow crafters!

Remember to..
love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Celebrate / Joy

Hello everyone,

It was a very gloomy and rainy day today, made it really tough to wake up this morning. Then I spent 2 hours at my Gyno's office, I know you all know what that feels like..LOL!! and then I had to check in with work since my boss is out of town. The highlight was that my husband came home early so we went out to have lunch together, just the 2 of us, that was really nice..had some adult conversation while eating for a change..LOL!!.

I have to say I think these are my favorite cards to date! I had a lot of  inspiration: color combo from ColourQ, a sketch from Catch the Bug and a freebie from Sassy Studio Designs for one card and Bugaboo Stamps for the other, a WINNING combination if I do say sop myself.

OK I won't make you wait much longer, here are my CREATIONS!!!

My top card is Effie from Sassy studio designs. Their challenge is for celebrating 600 fabulous freebies. The card had to include EFFIE and Embossing, Flowers, Full of color, Ink and Embellishments, one for each letter of her name, EFFIE!! I think I accomplished that!

Here is the sketch: SSS 110and the color combo:

and the challenges I am entering:

1. Sassy Studio Designs, 600th freebie challenge
2. Catch the bug Challenge, sketch
3. Colour Q, color combo

Thanks for stopping by
Good night & Remember to
love & create ...with a smile :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

50 & Fabulous

Hello my fellow bloggers,

This past weekend I dropped off a few cards to a dear friend of mine and she showed them to come of her clients. One of them requested a card for her daughter who will be turning 50. I was wondering what kind of card to make since I do not know the person that it is intended for and then SATC happened!! Yes I saw the last 10 minutes of Sex and the City, at the end they are celebrating Samantha's 50th birthday, "50 & FABULOUS", I think every woman should feel fabulous on her 50th so here is my creations:

Sassy Studio design is celebrating their 600th freebie and this is the freebie they gave away, THANKS SSD!!

I also got to use some of my new instabilities and border punches, that makes me so so happy!! Yes I know it doesn't take much, what can I say ;)

I used this sketch from Cardabilites:

1. Cardabilities, sketch #54
2. Tammy Scrappin Corner, punches and dies
3. Simon Says Stamps, birthday challenge

Well that's it for me tonight, Hope to see you sooner than later!!

Remember to
love & create ...with a smile :)

Live Love Laugh

LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH, with a snail?!?! Yes, it reminds me to take my time, slow down and know what matters most in life.

That could mean different things for different people of course..all I know is life is too short, and we must live it to the fullest!!

I grew up in a huge family, full of love and laughter, those are great memories to have. I want to make sure my kids have the same experiences so that they too can look back and smile.

Let me show you what I'm talking about:

I just love the colors, it's so cheerful and bright, Perfect for a mom or a special lady in your life!

Here is my color inspiration from Dynamic Duos:

and I used this sketch CPS 264

My snail is a freebie from Bugaboo Stamps, they have amazing digi's.

Here are the challenges I'll be entering:

1. Dynamic Duos, DD#1
2. Card Positioning System, sketch #264
3. Love to Create, for MOM or special lady
4. Tammy Scrappin Corner, show your punches and die cuts
5. Dutch Dare Challenge, Spring has sprung, bugaboo
6. disdigidesignchallenge, spring
7. Sentimental Sunday, special woman
8. Catch the Bug Challenge, may anything goes

Thanks for passing by, see you later!!

love & create ...with a smile :)


Hello once again!

I had a request for a female birthday card and the theme was SHOES!!  Which woman does not LOVE shoes right?!?! and she also wanted bright colors,

Here is my card:

I used a great sketch from, SFYTT: may2012sketch
and this color combo from Cup Cake Craft room:

I'm entering the following challenges:
1. SFYTT, I{heart} 2 Stamp,  may sketch
2. Cup Cake Craft room, photo inspiration

I had lots of fun with this card, see you later with more creations!!

Ciao for now..
love & create ...with a smile :)