Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bermuda Triangle Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!!

It's challenge day again over at Fab 'n Funky!!
This is quickly becoming one of my favourite days of the week. I love being part of this amazing group of ladies and I love checking out every one's submissions and the way the challenges are interpreted by everyone. Today we have a fun challenge for everyone.


You can choose to go for the "triangle" part of the challenge or you can take on the sketch.
It's up to you!!

This week we have 3 prizes so definitely pop over and check it out!!
Here is my take on the challenge :

I hope you will join us!!
Thanks for popping by.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Here are few of my favourite things...

As the song goes...
Here are few of my favorite things.
Today I am going to show you a card I made on Sunday night. I adore this new stamp that I just picked up. I know this image has been around for a while but everytime I see it, it makes me smile. (It's a Mo Manning stamp.) It reminds me of my daughter and they just grow too darn quick. It's my daughter's last day of grade one today. GRADE 1 - poof!! Gone just like that?!!!

I would like for someone to explain to me where the time has gone and I would like to know who I can talk to about getting that time back??!! Anyone know??

Well, as I said this image makes me smile so I hope you like the card :

I used the sketch from The Sweetest Thing
Here is a snapshot of the cutey :

And a close-up of the Copic markers I used :
I am also submitting this card for :

Mo's Digital Pencil : Flowers, Flutters, Fairies, Fancy Fold...
(I went with flowers)
Paper Sundaes : purple, wings, gems and/or paper piecing
(I obviously went with the purple and gems)

CMC - coloring folds, pleates and ruffles

Stampin' For the Weekend - Pick your fave thing
(besides it reminding me of my daughter - it would be a tie between Copics and MME patterned paper)

OCC - DT Call - anything but it has to be your style.

Well, I think this card suits my style to a tee.
Cutesy, coloring and bright.

I should run but don't forget to scroll down for my previous post and the new Fab 'n Funky challenge!!
Have a great day.


Monday, June 27, 2011

1 Stamp - 2 Cards

Hello Everyone,
Happy Monday - if there is such a thing...

I am trying to stay positive because it's a short week here in Canada,
 with Friday being Canada's birthday.

Speaking of birthdays - today is my hubby's birthday!!
I think we are going out for dinner tonight? He hasn't decided yet??!!

But enough about that,
today I am going to show you 2 cards that I made using one stamp. This stamp is one from Kraftin' Kimmie. Both of the images and the sentiments all are from the same stamp.

Card #1

I colored miss Goldilocks with copics and used MME paper.
I also used the sketch from Sketchbook Saturday

and was inspired by the Moxie Fab challenge - beautiful borders.
The 3 rolled flowers are actually the decorative edges of a piece of MME 12 x 12 patterned paper. I just rolled them up - inked the top edge and adhered them to the card base with big glue dots.

Here you can see a bit more of the dimension :

(I thought that was pretty clever & creative??!!)

Card #2

I used the Annabelle sketch for this one.

I was originally going to put Goldilocks on this card but I thought the paper was so pretty on it's own, I thought I would leave it. And then I found the felt ribbon that matched and knew that this card would stand out enough on it's own.

Okay, well I should run so I can be ready for when the birthday boy arrives home.
Have a good night.
Big Hugs


Saturday, June 25, 2011

LOTV - Sketch time!!

Hi Again,

I am back again today to show you another card I put together this morning. I LOVE my LOTV stamps and I loved the current sketch over on their blog so I thought I would join in. I created this birthday card :

This card will not be staying in my stash for long. I have a birthday BBQ tomorrow and I think this card will be joining me. {...grin...}
Here is the LOTV sketch :
This girl is just too cute. Here is a little close-up of the coloring and you can see I even used some Stickles to glitter up the star headband and her little skirt.

Okay well, I'm off. I am hoping to carve out some more time for crafting this evening. And if I do - you will be the first to know!!

Thanks for coming and checking it out.
Have a good day.

Birthday Wishes

Happy Saturday to ya!!
Today is a bit of a busy day for us at the Easton residence.
I woke up early this morning and created this little beauty.

I love the way this turned out. I have a large stash of rhinestones. It was a bit of a stretch for me to use so many on one card because I seem to hoard them - but I love the effect it created. It was a clean and simple - coloring free card. (Which is RARE for me!)

I am submitting this card for the following challenges :

Well, I hope this little rainbow will wash away the rain - and Spring and we can finally welcome Summer!! {Fingers Crossed}

I'm off to get my day started. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Until next time...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Of A Kind & Hello Friend

Hello everyone,

Just in case you missed my exciting announcement this morning,
You can read about it here.

But for this afternoon I have two cards to show you that I threw together last night. I had the pre-colored images just sitting on the table - begging to be used. So this is the result.

Card # 1
I used the sketch at CPS

I flipped it to make it vertical

Cute, hey??!

Card #2
I used the colors from : Color Q
I am submitting this for the Wee Memories - Party Time challenge, as well

Well, I hope you enjoyed popping by. Thanks for coming.

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. ~Norm Papernick


Big Announcement

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am part of the
 Fab 'n Funky - design team now!!
Yippie and yahoo.
 Today is my first official day as part of the design team.
 You should check out their current challenge. It is just beginning today!!
 Summer Lovin'
 Here is the card I made using a Sassy Cheryl image.
Come and Play Along!!

We would love to have you!!

thanks, Alexis

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday Twosome

Good Morning my crafy friends.

Today I am going to show you two cards that I put together on Sunday.
This first card is for my sister. She just bought a new home.
I love this little stamp from Whippersnapper. It's just too cute.
I am submitting this card for the challenge at :
Really Reasonable Ribbon - hand written sentmients.
I even did the inside :

And this second card was created using the sketch at Clean and Simple :

Here is my take :
I love the unusual color combo of this Fancy Pants paper.
And a little close-up of the snail from Doodle Dragon Studio :

Okay well, gotta run!!
Have a great day!!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mini Calendar

Happy Saturday Everyone,

Today I have a fun project to show you that I have been working on over the past few nights. It's a mini calendar. I made it for 2012 so that it can be used for a full year. I used the Maya Roads mini chipboard calendar and acrylic stand. I also used some new MME Lime Twist papers.

I am going to submit this for the following challenges :

Here are a few shots of some of the months

I am going to submit the following 2 pages for the challenge at

I was thinking of making a bunh of these for the craft faisr that I do in November/ December. What do you think? Would you buy one? I think it would make a great Secret Santa gift, or for a secretary or teacher? Let me know what you think. I would love to know!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!!

P.S. Come back soon for some exciting news!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Stop and Smell the Roses

First off, I have to say...
Ohhhh, my poor Canucks.
I don't know if anyone follows hockey but I live in Vancouver, Canada and we definitly have the hockey fever. Game 4 just ended and we lost 4 - 0. Boo hoo!! I am not jumping off the band wagon yet - I've still got my fingers crossed. We definitly need to win the next one!!

Okay well, on to something a bit more cheerful.
I have card to show you tonight that used the colors from
Annabelle Stamps - Olive, Lemon and Chocolate

and here is the inside :

Okay, well, I going to run but I hope you have a fabulous day!!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ice Cream, Anyone??

Happy Sunday to you all,

It is beautiful and gorgeous here. Ahhh, spring has finally arrived. (If anyone reading is from Western Canada - they know what I mean...) It has been a long haul and finally we are seein a break in the weather. I am going to make this post short and sweet becasue my family is heading out todya to enjoy some of this beautiful day!!

I created this card using my new My Mind's Eye paper pad and an adorable teddy bear from Whipper Snapper.

I used the sketch over at : The Sweet Stop

This was my first attempt to stitch on the paper. I appoligize for the crocked lines. If anyone has any stitching tips, I would love to know....

I am also submitting this card for :
Sundays w/ Chrissy : Here comes the sun -
What better says sun than ice cream, right?
Wee Memories - Free For All

and a close up of the bear :

Here is a snap shot of the Copic colors that I used :

And I even took the stitching and patterned paper into the inside of the card :

Hope you enjoyed. And if Mother Nature is being kind in your neck of the woods, go out and enjoy it!!

Have a great day!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bright and Cheery Card Set

Good Evening Everyone,

I have just made a previous post for another 5 pack of matching cards and now I am going to show you a girly set of cards. With the end of my daughters school year fast approaching, I thought I would make a couple of thank-you card sets, as gifts, for her teachers. All of the patterned papers, embellishment stickers and rub-on are from Pebbles. Love them!! You should check out their store for other great products!!

Here is the result :

This is the card set box.
I am submitting it for the Color Throwdown challenge :

I love the belly band!!

With all of the floral patterns and embellishments I am also entering it for the :
By the Cute and Girly : In the Garden Challenge

Here are all of the cards :

Well, that's it. I hope you are inspired by all of these.

Have a good day.

Thanks, Alexis