Saturday, 27 August 2016

Wishing you.....

Happy Saturday!
How was your week?
Mine was a whirlwind of activity--
working, trying to get
everything ready for Little Miss'
return to school.
She starts this coming Wednesday.
Grade 1---wow---goes fast.
My other son started his second year of Cegep
this past week, too. Again, goes so fast.

Anyhow, on to what today is.
A new challenge!!

HIMCR #264 - Any Holiday!
And the sponsor??
The sponsor is Hiding in My Craft Room!

The giveaway is TBA.

So, with the challenge in mind, 
I set out to created a card
for an upcoming holiday that I always seem
to run out of cards for--Christmas.

I used a grid design, the squares
were cut down to 1.5 inches. I used
some of my scraps from an AC Christmas collection.
I ran one through my my Cuttlebug with
a snowflake embossing folder.
The sentiment stamp, from Inkadinkadoo,  is stamped with
Ranger Archival black ink.

Very simple design, but I personally love it. :)

That is it for me for now.
Until next time, mes amies!
Be safe. Get Crafty.

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

HIMCR#263--Chocolate Understands

Happy Saturday!

A new challenge is starting over on the 

And the sponsor:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!

The giveaway is 
3 Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Stamps!

The Design Team were given
some images to use for this week's post.
I chose Chocoholic..
(I love chocolate, so this one was 
a no-brainer for me!)

I used my Tombow markers (still getting used to them)
and the sentiment is from
CTMH, stamp of the month.
The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Very simple, yet effective, I think.

That is it for me for now.
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 13 August 2016

HIMCR Celebration continues!

Welcome back!
In case you are wondering, 
this is the third blog post for 
It is their blog anniversary, 
and we are celebrating!!

The third challenge (and final!)

HIMCR #16HIMCR03--Buttons and/or Bows!!

The sponsor is My Besties!

The giveaway is the My Besties images
 used by the HIMCR DT!

Here is what I created:

I used Momento markers to color this cutie.
Papers are from DCWV; sentiment is from Jillibean Soup.
buttons, and bow are from my stash.

And that is it for me.
Thank you for joining us in
hope you all enjoyed it!

Be sure to link up!
if you don't, you don't have a chance of winning!
:) :)
Until next time, mes amies!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Back to school with HIMCR!

Hey, welcome back!
This is the second post to celebrate
blog anniversary--
in other words, it is birthday time!!!

This second challenge is:

HIMCR #16HIMCR02 - Back to School!

Many of the kiddies have gone back or
 are going to school in a very few short weeks, 
like my little gal. :)

The sponsor for this challenge
2 Cute Ink!

The giveaway is 2 images from 
2 Cute Ink, winner's choice!

The DT were given some images
to work with.

Here is what I came up with:

Papers are from DCWV, and stickers are
from Simple Stories.
Turtle is colored with Prismacolors.

That is it for now.

Be sure to stop by later on 
for the last challenge of
our celebration.
Until then.
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Happy Birthday HIMCR!!

Hey you!
Thanks for stopping by!
It's a very special weekend for us, 
It is their birthday--yay!!!
(They say it's birthday---de den--ok
so I have no
So, we are celebrating!
With 3 posts today--woot!!

The first post, challenge, 
HIMCR #16HIMCR01 - Super Scraps Saturday!
Break out the scraps, people!!

The sponsor is:
Di's Digital!
The giveaway is a $12 Gift Certificate to Di's !

Be sure to link up!

Here is what I created:

I used Jillibean Soup's clear stamp, Celebrate.
Inks are from Momento, Studio G,
and the cupcake card is from Simple Stories.

And that is it for now. 
Be sure to come back in a bit, 
and check out the next challenge!

Until then.
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 6 August 2016


Happy Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Can you believe that it is August??
I can't--
and another thing I am having trouble digesting is
that tomorrow, August 7th, my twin sons will be turning 
the big 18!!
I can't believe it.
Well, I can, it is
just hard to see them as 'adults'
now, and not the sweet faced little rascals they once were.

A new challenge is starting over on the
This week, it is
HIMCR #262 - Pastels! 
(woohoo--a color challenge!)

And the sponsor for this week's
week challenge is:
The giveaway is a Graciellie Design Stamp Set!

Here is what I created:

I used Distress Ink pads, with a paint brush.
I tried to maintain a very pale effect, but alas, 
not as pale as I wished.
But it is not bright. At least not too bright. 
The Hello sentiment is from Heidi Swapp
September Skies stamp set.
The colored papers are from my scrap files.
Gotta love using your scraps.

So that is it for me for now.
Be sure to link up.
Until next time, mes amies, 
Be safe. Get crafty.

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Merry Christmas

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are all well, and enjoying your summer.
I cannot believe that July is practically over, 
and that school will be starting for the kiddies so soon.

I have been busy, as I have a new job.
I need to get a routine established--because, oh my!--this is rough.
But I like my job--I am working in a bakery again.
I had worked in a bakery many years ago, 
when my boys were toddlers, when we lived in 
Montreal. Best job I ever had --besides
being a mom, of course! :)
I still need to establish a balance, 
but it will come. 

A new challenge is starting over
on the Hiding In My Craft Room blog today.

HIMCR #261 - Freestyle with a Twist!
Anything goes except it must be Christmas in 
keeping with our Christmas in July theme!

The sponsor is A Day for Daisies!
The giveaway is $12 gift certificate to A Day for Daisies!
How awesome is that??!

The design team were given the option
to choose an image from A Day for Daisies.
It was a tad difficult--so many 
awesome choices!

But I choose the Candy Elf C--
and here is what I created:

I used papers from My Mind's Eye--older collections.
The elf was colored with Distress Ink markers.
The sentiment is from a printable I had collected
from my attempt at December Daily (yeah, did not go so
The enamel dots are from my stash; Michael's, I believe.

That is all for me for now.
Busy day, as it is my only day off, and
I have so much to get done--
but not that much, as my clan has been
helping me so much!
 I am a lucky gal.

Until next time, mes amies!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Christmas In July

Happy Saturday!
Thank you for stopping by!

Today's new challenge over on 
the Hiding In My Craft Room blog is:

HIMCR #260 - Christmas in July!!

That's right--we are sticking with the
Christmas in July theme!
And the sponsor this week is:

The sponsor is DCWV!

The giveaway is $100 in DCWV products!!
How awesome is that??

Here is what I created:

I used papers from their Winter Magic stack--
such lovely papers!
And the sentiment is from Inkadinadoo--
stamped with Distress Ink, and outlined with silver pen.

That is it for me for today!
Be sure to link up!

Have a great one!

Be safe. Get crafty!
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