Sunday, June 5, 2016

Daddy's Lil' Girl

I was pondering an idea for my Dad's Father's Day card and was lacking inspiration until I thought of a couple of cards that Donna made recently featuring old photos. Once I got going, this was so much fun to make! I hope my Dad is going to love it too!

In my mind, my Dad looks much the same as he did way back then (maybe a little less Hippie) and he still has a tendency to wave when he notices someone taking a photo of him, lol. It's true, I still think of  myself as Daddy's Little Girl. I am a lucky girl, my Dad is the best!

I would like to share at:

The Paper Players - Father's Day theme
Inkspirational - word prompt - TEXT - I used a die cut flower cut from an old book as well as "text" paper on the inside of my card

Thanks so much for your visit!
Shanna :)

What I used:
On Film Framelits Die - SU
Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder
patterned paper from scrap drawer
upcycled Starbuck's coffee sleeves
misc washi tape, twine
sentiments inside - Stampendous & CTMH
date inside - Bo Bunny stickers

Monday, May 30, 2016


We had lots of (much needed) rain over the weekend, so I did manage a bit of time in my scrap space! But I also managed to get some housework done, visit some friends and check out the NEW Stampin Up Catalogue, go on two (damp but awesome) hikes - one with my boys, cook a nice dinner and finally on Sunday evening, get in the garden and get most of my veggies planted. Now THAT was a productive weekend!!!

Below is the inside of one of the Grad cards I made. I need several this year. We have friends graduating from University - one is now a medical resident in Psychiatry, and other is a Teacher and Historian and is now going on to complete his second Masters degree in Archives. My eldest son graduates from Grade 8 along with another family friend. And a close family friend is graduating from high school and going into Accounting. Lots of transition around here!

This card is for The Paper Players - tic tac toe challenge - I used the row the includes: yellow, masculine and embossing.

I would also like to share at Make My Monday Challenge where the theme for this week is "Graduation."

So glad you stopped by today!

Shanna :)

What I used:
image - Technique Tuesday "Grad"
sentiment - CTMH - D1400
Stampin Up Deco Labels
Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Celebrate - Party Animal!

Happy Saturday! We have had some rain these last couple of days so things are looking nice and green! I have some gardening to do, but if the rain keeps up, I might just manage some time in my scrap room this weekend, fingers crossed! :)

I would like to share at:
Little Red Wagon where the challenge is Round and Round. I managed a few circles on this one, lol
Cute Card Thursday - holidays/vacation - planning lots of camping for our vacation this summer :)

Thanks for visiting,

Shanna :)

What I used:
papers - Bo Bunny Camp-a-lot
images - SU "Happy Camper" and CTMH "Camper Crazy"

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Papa - Life is Good

We have lots of spring Birthdays in our family, so I was thrilled when this CAS card idea popped into my head while working on my niece's Baby album (see previous post for the title page). It seems I forgot to photograph the inside.

Looking forward to a short work week after a productive and enjoyable May long weekend!

Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH - My Farm D1219
gingham paper - Simple Stories "Summer Fresh"
cotton kitchen twine

Monday, May 23, 2016


Hooray, I am an Auntie again - this time it's a Girl!!! This is the first child for my youngest brother and his wife.

Here is the title page for her album. Isn't her name just lovely? My sister and I created this album together. I will share the rest of the photos in a separate post.

She was born a couple of weeks early on April 18th. I flew home to meet her and to help throw her a Shower last weekend. She is gorgeous and perfect and Mommy and Daddy are doing well. Pretty Wow to see my Baby Brother become a Dad! 

Once I decided that I was going for a visit, I decided to bring my boys as well, but kept it a secret until we arrived, so they got to meet their brand new cousin too! 

Thanks so much for visiting!
Shanna :)

What I used:
ribbon - Stampin Up
papers - Reminisce & CTMH CS
Sweet Baby embellishment - AMM
misc treasures from my stash
border - Little Yellow Bicycle

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Purr-thday!

I would like to share at Make My Monday where the challenge is PETS.

Thanks for visiting!
Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH - "Love My Cat" A1181
Sentiments - My Creative Time "Party Animal"
dies - MFT
burlap, vintage seam binding

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Birthday Wishes - CASology

I was thrilled to hear that I had been chosen as the Weekly Winner for CASology's Challenge #191: Washi - for entering this card. As a result, I get to be the Guest Designer for this week's challenge! How fun is that?!?

Here is the CASology prompt for this week:

And here is my card:
I used washi again! I have also upcycled some Starbuck's coffee sleeves and cut them into hearts for texture. This seems to be a "go to" for me when something needs some texture and substance.
A prompt like PINK leaves you with lots of options - hope you can play along!

I would also like to share at: Seize the Birthday.

Thanks for visiting!

Shanna :)

What I used:
kraft cardstock - MFT
Starbuck's coffee sleeves
washi tape, button
sentiment - My Creative Time

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Welcome Little One

Yes, I seem to have a thing with elephants lately! I had this fun paper out to make a card, then pulled out coordinating stamps and I guess it just got away from me, lol! Here is the inside.

I would like to share at Inky Chicks where they are looking for Baby cards.

Thanks for stopping in.
Shanna :)

What I used:
Welcome Little One - CTMH "Little Reminder" S1201
buttons - MFT
papers - gcd studios "Chic Bebe"
elephant stamp - CTMH "Life's a Jungle" D1285
inside sentiment - Three Bugs in a Rug