Category Archives: Challenge

Hey Chick! Stop and see PCC229 challenge

I’ve officially jumped on the “Hey Chick” bandwagon!  I’ve sIf een so many cards made with this stamp set I just had to place a qualifying order to get one, as it’s a Sale-a-Bration item, free with a $50 purchase from Stampin’ Up! While I am doing more traveling for work than I have in the past, I’ve decided that when I’m in town I will try to participate in 1… Read More »

PCC228 – a Color Challenge – Love You!

Happy Saturday everyone, hope you have a fun filled weekend planned. Last weekend we brought home our new puppy Diesel, thought you might like to see a picture of  him, he is a 8 week old German Shepard. Here he is with my nephew Jake who was in town visiting his girlfriend and stopped by to drop off some birthday cookies for me and meet the new little guy, aren’t… Read More »

PCC212 Color Challenge with Paisleys & Posies

Hope you all had a good Saturday, we went to our only concert of the ‘summer’ Jason Aldean and had a great time. Opening acts were One Thousand Horse and Thomas Rhett, they all put on great shows.  Since the weather was so nice yesterday we even went earlier and tailgated! Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, a Color Challenge.  When I saw their post it was the same… Read More »

Stamp Ink Paper #64

We sure have had a strange week of weather, the last few days mid afternoon while the sun was brightly shining the rain came pouring down for no more than about five minutes, with rainbows following. For some reasons rainbows always make me think of family and friends who have passed away and puts a smile on my face. It’s been a while since I’ve participated in any blog challenges, but… Read More »

SIP # 49 = Flowers

It’s been awhile since I participated in a blog design challenge, but when I saw the new Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge this week, I knew I need to play along.  I’ve had some flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits sitting around looking for a home and today’s card is it! Here is the banner for the challenge, please remember to check out the blog to see all the other designs… Read More »

CYCI #114 Botanical Blooms

Hope all is well with you this week, it’s a busy week for me with work as its a quarter end close and when you are in finance is means some late nights. After a rather stressful day nothing is more relaxing for me than design and put together a card. Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge. I’ve not participated in a challenge for quite… Read More »

CYCI#106 Happy Birthday

Happy Monday, welcome to another week, any special plans?  Don’t forget this coming Sunday is Valentine’s Day, a great time to show some love to the special people in our lives! Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt weekly challenge, this week it’s a sketch by Elizabeth. When I first saw this sketch I though of the two sheets of paper from the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper, a Sale-A-Bration item,… Read More »

CYCI#105 – Heart for Phil

Happy Ground Hog Day! It’s a big day here is Pennsylvania, hopefully Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow and winter will be ending, I’m ready for warmer temperatures, how about you? Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt weekly challenge, this week it’s a color challenge, you can see the banner below. I would like to take the time to thank Elizabeth for picking my card from the week #104… Read More »

Wildflower Birthday FMS221

Happy Sunday, hope the weather is as nice for you today as it is here, it’s in the low 60’s and the sun is out. I’m just sitting her relaxing on the sun porch  enjoying the beautiful weather watching the planes high in the sky go by wondering just were the people are going, hopefully somewhere fun! While checking out a few blogs I saw the banner for the Freshly Made… Read More »

CYCI#104 – Global Valentine

Happy Hump Day, we made it half way through the week, only two days until the weekend! Hopefully the east coast will have an uneventful weather weekend. I’m looking forward to some crafting time and a massage I have scheduled for Saturday! Today’s card is for the CanYouCaseIt weekly challenge which happens to be a sketch this week. After a little thought I decided on a masculine Valentine Card using… Read More »

CYCI#103 – Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Wednesday and Birthday to me! I’m one of those people who enjoy advertising their birthday, how else do you get presents? I’m also known for spreading out my birthday over a week or so, again why not?  Rule number one in our house is no cooking on my birthday, so cereal and fruit for breakfast and my husband will be taking me out to dinner.  Fun fact, today is also… Read More »

CYCI#100 – A Milestone!

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and was able to spend time with family & friends. I enjoyed Christmas morning, that special breakfast and Skyping with my brother & his family. Even though we are miles apart they always seen close when I can watch them opening presents! Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get my craft mojo back on! For some reason for the last week or… Read More »

Jolly MOJO428

Happy Monday, how was your weekend? Did you know today is one of the largest card mailing days of the holiday season, are yours in the mail? I’ve mailed all the ones I normally do and have special cards (like today’s) that I will hand out on Christmas to my relatives along with a special treat! This morning before work while having my coffee, I checked the Mojo Monday blog… Read More »

Mint Thank You SIP#26

Happy Saturday, welcome to the weekend, any special plans, holiday parties? enjoying the warmer weather? Here is Pittsburgh we could hit 70 degrees (the normal temperature should be about 41 degrees), Woo Hoo !  I will be spending time on the sun porch today, enjoying the Christmas decorations and beautiful weather! Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #26, a sketch created my Maggie, one of the team… Read More »

CYCI#98 – Tag a Card

Getting ready for the holidays? Last night I made some cookie dough, tonight I will roll it out and up (for pinwheel’s) and Friday night I will slice and bake it. It sure makes the process at lot easier when you break it up like this? I’ll be sending a batch to my nephew Jake in exchange for a batch of his Chocolate Chip cookies!  How are you doing on… Read More »

Flowers for SIP#24

So how has your weekend been? Do any Black Friday/Small business Saturday shopping, I did. Happy to say while I might have been away from the computer for a few days, I’ve completed a large chunk of holiday shopping.  House is completely decorated and a large pot of homemade spaghetti sauce is on the stove today. I plan on spending today crafting and watching some football. Today’s card is for… Read More »

Snow Place like #GDP012

Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Day, will you be spending the day preparing for tomorrow?  I plan do to as much kitchen prep as possible and pick up the pumpkin pie, might even get my new tires installed today, we’ll just see how that goes. Have you taken advantage of any of the sale items this week as part of the Online Extravaganza? Click below to check out the online store.   Now… Read More »

Grateful for SIP#23

How’s everything with you? It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been busy with work, making holiday cards in the evening and dealing with my car. My goal is to have as many cards as possible done by Thanksgiving so I can enjoy December and not feel rushed to get things done. As for my car, tomorrow I need to take it back to the dealer to have the hood… Read More »

MC with CYCI #94

Happy Friday the 13th! Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge. For my card, I decided to switch from a portrait to landscape version of a layout. To make my card I first started with the Festive Fireplace Bundle, stamped, colored (with various Stampin Write Markers I have purchased through out the year) and die cut with their matching die. For the fireplace you do need… Read More »

Let it Snow with #GDP010

Happy Wednesday, we have made it half way through the week, it sure was rainy here yesterday and the rain will be back on Thursday. I have some errands to run, so today after work seems the best time, at this point they say no rain but you know how that works. Today I want to give a few friends a call I haven’t talked to for awhile, I had… Read More »