Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bugaboo Birthday Ladybug

Hello again,

I know, back so soon you say?  LOL!!

Well it's another gloomy day here in Montreal but not for much longer. They are announcing great weather for at least the next 4 days..YAY..pool time here we come!! It's bitter sweet becuase I love to craft but you must understand our summers here are sooo short that we must take advantage of every minute we can spend outside!!

I'm back with another birthday card for my MIL today, why you may ask?  Well my older son didn't like the vintage lady, well he liked it but not for his grandma, he said it wasn't birthday enough..LOL!! He wanted this ladybug birthday digi from Bugaboo instead, so here it is:

I bought this Bugaboo image a while ago and have yet to use it so of course I was more than OK with making another card for my MIL why not right!! :))) Anyway she deserves it, she is the BEST!!!

I didn't use any sketch this time, but I did use my brand new nestabilites, the one from yesterday is new too, aren't they just AMAZING!! So pretty, you don't really need to embellish much, but of course I can't help myself..LOL!!

I will be entering the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges, #41 anything goes
Party Time Tuesday, #74 anything goes
Clear it Out Challenge, 2 or more ribbons, any theme
Jackson's Digital Expressions, Anything goes
Tiddly Inks Challenge, #89 pretty in pink

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you real soon!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian bloggers!!

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vintage Lady - Bonne FĂȘte

Hello everyone,

Yes it's been a long time since my last post, 12 days to be exact. I've missed crafting so much but we had extremely nice weather here in Montreal so being outside was my first priority. My 8 and 4 year old boys wanted to be in the pool and of course so did Mom and Dad. Plus I have a big circle of friends and family who pop by to use the pool as well..LOL..of course I welcome it, the more the merrier!!

Today I crafted because it was chilly and rainy, perfect weather to craft!! My inspiration was my mother-in-law. It's her birthday on Saturday. She wasn't here for her 60th (they go to Portugal for 4mths every year) so we're having a big BBQ to celebrate her 62nd birthday this weekend and of course I needed to make her a very special card.

To do that I used a great sketch and some other great ideas from fabulous blogs.

Here it my creation:

Isn't it gorgeous? I just love it and I know my MIL will too!! I know I've already used this image and trust me when I say I do not have a shortage of them..LOL!! but I just thought this would be perfect for my MIL!!

The sketch I used is from The Crazy Challenge blog, I just fell in love with this sketch!!

I am entering the following FABULOUS challenges:
The Crazy Challenge, CCH#123 sketch
Anything goes Challenge, Polka dots with Birthday Theme (b-day in french)
Pile it on Challenge,  #26 make your own embellishment (I made the flowers)
Little Miss Muffet, Loads of layers
Jacksons Digital Impressions, anything goes
Tammy Scrapin Corner, anything goes

I hope to see you again, sooner rather than later..LOL!!

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

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sandra's Graduation (an SSD image)

Here I am again!! I promised you my second card and I'm here to deliver!!

Sassy Studio Designs is another of my favorite sites for Digi images, AND to top it off the give away a freebie every week, here is one of them!!

This image is called Sandra's Graduation, I used the same paper from my post of June 10th,lady golfing, but I changed the layout and used different embellishments. I think it turned out great!!

I just got a Sizzix Stamp and Die cut set and it had these great flowers, it was so much fun making them. and you can stamp them any color you like!! Flowers at my finger tips..LOL!!

I will enter the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter, challenge #68 anything goes
Scrapalicious, happy graduation
Truly Scrumptious, challenge #82 flower power
Cute Card Thursday, use a punch

That's it for me folks, until  the next time I create!!

Good night
love & create ...with a smile :)

Stella - wine

Happy day everyone!!

Today I made 2 quick cards, I call them quick because I already had the paper cut and ready to go  I just had to choose an image and embellish the card. I loved the layout and paper so much I wanted to make the card twice...LOL!! Crazy me!!

Here is the first one, I bought some Bugaboo stamps lately and here is one of my FAVORITES!!

Don't you just LOVE her!!! Stella makes me crack up, there as so many great images of her on the Bugaboo Stamps site, go check it out!! (this card is similar to my grad post from June 8th, Ashlee's Prom)

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday, a drink inspired card
Little Miss Muffet, loads of layers
Freshly Brewed Challenges, anything goes

I will be back with the second card I created today!!
Thanks for stopping by ;)))

love & create ...with a smile :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You ROCK our world!!

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine, we sure are here in Montreal. They are predicting a gorgeous week and weekend ahead, Hooray!!!

Tonight I have a date with my amazing husband, we're off to see Cirque du Soleil, the AmaLuna show in the Old Port of Montreal. This is my first time going, I'm so excited!! Plus alone with the hubby is a must once in a while right!!!

I made my husband's father's day card this afternoon, check it out!!

I just love this image from Bugaboo stamps, my husband is a musician so it's perfect for him, and we have 2 boys and they loved this image too. My husband plays the keyboard, I had the perfect paper for that!!!

I used this color challenge from Dynamic Duos and this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I'm entering the following challenges
Dynamic Duos, challenge #6 regal rose and basic grey
Freshly Made sketches #39
Die Cuttin Diva's, Happy Father's Day challenge
Fab'n'Funky, Challenge #125 Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to get supper ready and then ready for the show!! I will let you know what I thought of it, I'm sure it will be spectacular!!

See you soon

love & create ...with a smile :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lady Golfing

Hey everyone,

Quick post today. I made this card on Friday for my son's teacher. It's her b-day at the end of the school year and she loves to golf!!

For this card I used Sketch by Carly #58

I've entered the following challenges,
Sketch by Carly, sketch #58
Great Impressions, die cuts and/or punches
The Ribbon Girl Blog, use ribbon or lace

That's it for me today, I will be pool side with fabulous friends today enjoying the amaxing weather we're having, hope you have a great Sunday as well!!

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

Friday, June 8, 2012

Ashlee's Prom - SSD

I'm back!!!  :)))

It's been a week since my last post, wow time flies!!

Today I am back with another graduation card. I used my freebie from Sassy Studio Designs, Ashlee's Prom, check her out!!

I just love the way this card turned out! I bought stamps from The Craft's Meow and finally used one, it's the grad hat. It's shiny because I embossed it, if you look closely it says "grad" on it. I also used Stickles on my hearts in the background  and on her bow and sash, part of the SSD challenge I'm entering.

To make this card I of course had great inspiration from this sketch from Die Cuttin Diva's and I followed a Tic Tac Toe challenge from Digi Darla Designs.

I did the diagonal TicTacToe, Ribbon, Gems and Embossing.

I entered the following challenges with this card:
Die Cuttin Diva's, challenge #68 sketch
Digi Darla Designs, DDC#14 TicTacToe challenge
Tammy Scrappin Corner, Challenge #13 for the girls (I think this is very girlie)
Jackson's Digital Expression, anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs, Dare to be Sassy Thursday challenge, aka..DTBST, use something wet, I used stickles.

Thanks for visiting, I will be back with another creation real soon!

Ciao for now ;)

love & create ...with a smile :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy 1st Father's Day

Hello there!!

WOW I can't believe a week has gone by!!! I've been very busy with so many things, mostly spending time with family. We had a small get together this past weekend for my nephew who is turning 2 on June 8th, that was so much fun and he was so excited to see my Handy Manny cards that I showed you last week. "HOP UP" he says..LOL!!

This week I had to make my cousin a card for her hubby. They just had a baby girl in March (the one I spoke a lot about, baby GIADA) and this will be his first Father's Day. He is an electrician, this is what I created!!!

I think it's fits the person it's made for perfectly, he has a great sense of humor.

I also used the same idea for my father-in-laws card, just made the sentiment in French and used a fabulous Digi from Bugaboo Stamps.

For the above cards I used the color inspiration from Dynamic Duos DD#5  
and a sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge WMSC100.

I'm entering the following challenges:
Dynamic Duos, DD#5 Real red and Island Indigo
Cards for Men, Challenge 12, Father's Day
Love to Create, Challange 18, Father's Day

I had so much fun creating these cards, especially when I know who they are going too!!

Have a  great week everyone, hope to see you soon. And thanks again for stopping by!!

love & create ...with a smile :)