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

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Big Birthday Wishes

Yesterday, my youngest son and I participated in a 6 hour Cross-Country skiing fundraiser for Lappe Nordic Ski Club with friends! You can do 6, 12 or 24 hours. They had so much fun, they are making plans to ski the 24 hour next year!!! (not happening yet, lol!) 

Would you believe that on April 2nd, it felt like -14 C with the windchill? We had fresh snow on April Fool's Day which made for great conditions, but that wind was whipping it around everywhere! After the (relatively) mild weather we've been having, we were suddenly needing to wear our wool and heavy ski mitts again!  Our team name was "Para-Normal Activity" as 4 of 6 of the participants are involved in the Para-Nordic Program - they came up with the name last year and it stuck! Someone had to be "on course" at all times, so each participant took turns skiing the course and each went out four times, so we spent quite a long time outdoors yesterday! 

Here we have one of our awesome Para-Nordic guides, Danderella's Daughter and my youngest son.

Here is our youngest relay participant alongside my son who looks like a GIANT beside her! lol
 Tagging when switching skiers...

This shot includes our Team Captain and two guides. We are missing 4 guides from this photo. Look at all those smiles at the end of 6 hours of skiing! - a truly fabulous day and a great way for the children to end their ski season!

Today, it snowed again, but today I stayed tucked inside, got some laundry done and hung out in my scrap space!

 I got a chance to play with some of my new stamps from Jaded Blossoms! Wow, they stamp beautifully!

I am still building up my stash, so I made a few slightly different versions of this card to have on hand.

I would like to share at CASology where the current challenge is WASHI! 

I would also like to share at Seize the Birthday - water/anything goes

Shanna :)

What I used:
elephant - SU "Wild About You"
sentiment - Jaded Blossoms "Party Animal"
washi from an art store in Halifax - can't recall the manufacturer

Sweet Little Thoughts

I was in need of some generic baby cards. Isn't this paper the sweetest? It was difficult to photograph so that you can tell the elephants are glittery! My tag was up-cycled from gift packaging, I just covered up the branding in the bottom right corner and added the word "sweet".
Here is the inside:

I would like to share at:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring/Little Critters/small images
Creative Moments - Inspired by a song
my song is "At the Zoo" by Simon and Garfunkel

What I used:
papers - gcd studios "Chic Bebe"
"sweet" stamp - CTMH - D1269 February Word Puzzle
giraffe - SU "Wild About You"
sentiment - Three Bugs in a Rub

Thanks for visiting!
Shanna :)

Friday, April 1, 2016

Welcome Little One CAS

Another one for the stash! A layout I have used before but not for sometime. 

I used the middle row across. Though my card doesn't say celebrate, the event is cause for celebration! 

Edited to add: oops, looks like I missed the deadline.

Thanks for stopping by!
Shanna :)

What I used:
image - Graphic 45 by Hampton Art
Blush CS - CTMH
sentiment - CTMH "Little Reminder" S1201