Friday, December 23, 2011

Hannah Likes to Craft!

Good morning!

Well here I am TRYING to make a card with a new image I got.  I should have known I was in trouble as soon as Hannah came in the room………

The first place she (long story) plops is right smack dab on my work area!!!  You try to color when her paws are always trying to help me!!!!



She has made me ruin so many images by “playing” with my pens while I am coloring!!!

BUT……..I still love you Hannah!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Paper Shelter Challenge

Hi everyone!  Well our first blog hop was a great success!!  Thanks to all of you for your comments!

Now it is time to pick the winner from my blog comments!
I went to and here is the result.


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-12-21 00:11:19 UTC

The winner is Karen C.!!!! at
Karen please contact Veronica and Pedro at The Paper Shelter Challenge blog and click on the e-mail Elf .

On to this weeks challenge…….our challenge this week is to make a card using lace.

Here is my card-




My Image is called Snowman

  • SU paper, white and blue. The Dp is from K&Company
  • Spellbinder dies, MS lace border punch, Die namics lace doily, MS snowflake punch, copic markers, prima roses, dimensionals, glues dots, white snowballs and stickles.

Now head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to see what the rest of my team have created this week!

Merry Christmas to all my friends here in Blog land! All the best in 2012!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Birthday TSP Blog Hop!!!!

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop. Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us at it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!! If you have landed here from  Paola’s blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.

Here is my card for this challenge-



What I used to make my card-
  • TPS Digital image Cute Little Clown
  • SU paper, barely banana, real red, Digital dp. by The Paper Shelter.
  • Spellbinder dies, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, Copic markers, ribbon, cord, button, glue dots and dimensionals.
From here you will need to hop on over to Linda’s blog. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the great digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hi everyone!  It is a cold Monday morning here in central Canada….although it is warmer than what is coming!!!!

Last week a new set was released over at The Paper Shelter, called Vintage Christmas.  This is an amazing set of images and sentiments!  I think if you are someone who wants to make your Christmas cards but don’t want to spend a lot of money on all the “stuff” you think you need, then this is for you.

Here are 2 cards I made-




On this card I used ribbon and dimensionals. Now if you don’t have a Big Shot to cut the corner dies you could use pearls or rhinestones!



On this card I used ribbon, pearls, and stickles to add some glitter.  Both cards have digital Christmas paper which can also be purchased at The Paper Shelter.

See how easy it can be without alot of supplies!

Hope you go look at this kit plus many other Christmas printables available!

Thanks for stopping by and remember…..our Blog Hop starts this Wed. December 7th!!!!!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blog Hop at The Paper Shelter

That’s right….we are having a blog hop next week on December 7th to celebrate The Paper Shelter’s one year Birthday!
I hope you can join us!


Just click on the banner above to get all the info!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Sparkle- Red, Green and Gold

Hi everyone!  It’s Wed. and you know what that means……another challenge at The Paper Shelter.  The title tells you the theme!!
We had our first blizzard of the winter last week and the temps have been around –20c!! Way too cold for this old girl!!!  If I didn’t have to work I would hibernate till spring!!!

Here is my card for this challenge.


In this close up you can see the puffed liquid appliqué.

Here you can see all the loops I made with the gold ribbon.

The image is called Getting Ready For Christmas
The digital paper is called Christmas Spirit
I colored the image with Copic markers.  Outlined the image with a gold felt pen. I used SU scalloped border punch, Spellbinder oval die, gold ribbon, glue dots, gold beads, dimensionals and liquid appliqué for the fur.
There you have it!  Now head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to see what the rest of my team mates have created.  If you have the time join us in the challenge… could win a gift certificate to the store!


Here is a little inside info……….we are going to have a blog hop!!…….stay tuned for more info to come!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It’s Challenge Day at The Paper Shelter!

Good morning all!  It is time for another challenge here at TPS.  The challenge this week is to make a “Pink” card.  That’s easy for me because pink is my favourite color!!!!!!

Here is my card.  I made a baby card for a girl using the digital image called Funny Giraffes.


Is she not the sweetest!!!


Come on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blog to see what the rest of my team mates have made.  Join us by making a card using an image from TPS and you could win a gift card!


Make sure you check all the new  Printables and  images at The Paper Shelter  Store.
That’s it for today! 

Monday, October 31, 2011


WOW…is time ever moving fast!!!  November tomorrow!!  I figured I had better get busy and get working on some Christmas cards made.

Here are two I did last week.


The image for this one is from Bonibleaux Designs. I love this image!! LOL!


DSCF1398-kimr I used my mini bells I got from Stampin Up.

The second card is made with a free digital sentiment from the newest issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.  The flower I made using a new flower punch from EK Success. Because if the depth of the flower this would not be a card you would want to mail!


Close up of the flower.


Hope you are all having a great Monday!

Bye for now!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Welcome Baby

This weekend I worked on this baby gift container to put a baby gift in  for a friend of mine. She had a sweet little girl a few weeks ago.

Here are some pictures.



I used a coffee tin to make this and covered it with some dp by K&Company.  I used a Spellbinder label die and put babies initials on it.  I put ribbon bows below the handle on each side, added flowers and other trims. It was a lot of fun to make.

Thanks for dropping in!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Challenge 37, Anything Goes at TPS

That’s right!…….anything goes this week at The Paper Shelter!

I am getting into the Christmas spirit and starting to make Christmas cards!!

Here is my card-


This image is called Warm in The wind


  • My paper is SU and the DP is K&Company.
  • I used Copic markers, silk flowers, MS snowflake punch, Spellbinder dies,,stickles, seam binding, printable ticket, dimensionals and glue dots.
Now head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the team have created.
Come and join us with this challenge!  Make a card using an image from TPS and you could win a gift certificate from the store!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Paper Shelter Challenge#35

This weeks challenge for team A is “We love animals”
I have chosen to make a round easel card for Christmas!




The image used for this card is called Holy Night.
I used Copic markers to color my image.  The base of the card is dp. by Anna Griffin.  I used my MS circle cutter, paper piercer, quilting thread, paper doily, pearl snow flakes, red roses, stickles, SU oval punch, SU scalloped punch, dimensionals and glue dots.
Feel free to join the fun and enter your creation for this challenge. Use an image from The Paper Shelter and you could win a gift card from the store!


Now head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to see what the other Team A  designers have made!
Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone!  Hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Harry gave me a really big surprise on Friday when he came home with this beautiful arrangement of fall flowers!


Aren’t they pretty!

Then Saturday about lunch time out daughter, Holly, husband Brad and out two Grandkids Avery and Quinn arrived. The house went from very quiet to LOUD very fast!!! LOL!

Sunday my brother, Brian and his daughter  Jen came to join the fun!  We had our Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings !!  Needless to say we were all stuffed and not moving very much!!!

There is nothing better than good food and good company to make a day very special!

The last of the family left today and now we are back to a very quiet house…….just Harry, myself and our two fur babies………….hmmmmm…………Christmas……………..


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For The Girls!

It is Challenge#33 today at The Paper Shelter.  The challenge is to make a card “for the girls”

Here is my card-


I love this image!  She is called Beautiful Mermaid.


The designer paper I used is also sold at The Paper Shelter.  It is called  Sweet Gardener.
Come play with us!  Just make a card using an image from The Paper Shelter and you could win a gift certificate!!!!


Now head over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to see what the rest of my team have created!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

It Isn't Over Till The Fat lady Sings!

Good morning all!

Since I was last on I have been to Minot and back!!!!  I spent hours in their Hobby Lobby and thought wouldn't it be nice to be locked in for the night???????? And my answer was YES!!!!!!!

Made 3 trips there over the 2 days!!!  Anyway we had a great time!

Today I am posting a card I did before we left.  It is a Mo Manning image.



She was so cool to color! All the bling is from our Dollarama store.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. 

Have a good one!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fairies and Elves at The Paper Shelter

It’s challenge day at The Paper Shelter!
Our challenge is to make  card using a fairy or elf  image.

Here is my card-


The image used is called- Dew Drops
  • SU paper, white, hunter green, DP is digital from The paper Shelter.
  • Spellbinder dies, ribbon, pearls, glue dots, dimensionals, stickles,Copic markers and diamond glaze.
Please feel free to join us with this challenge.  make sure you use a Paper Shelter image to qualify for our weekly prize.

Now head on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team have created.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

It’s Our 80th Challenge at Sassycheryls!!

This weeks challenge is to make a candy wrapper, bag or box.
I made a candy bag for Christmas!


Here is what I used to make this-
  • Sassycheryls digital image- Star Watching Snowman
  • Sentiment is SU
  • SU paper white, bashful blue.
  • Plastic zip bag, MS border punch, ribbon, glue dots, CB embossing folder, dimensionals, Copic markers, stickles, self sticking snowballs, and of course……..candy!
Now head over to the Sassycheryl Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Sassy girls have made.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

“NEW” from The Paper Shelter!

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are having a great weekend!

I have something new for you today.  I had to make it as soon as I received the file from The Paper Shelter last week and have only had time now to post it!!

The kit is found under “printable”  It is called Sweetest Girls




All I had to use on this project was double sided tape from SU, ribbon and stickles and a large rivet from SU.

Thanks for stopping in this beautiful Sunday!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It’s Challenge Day at The Paper Shelter!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a great “HUMP” day!!

This weeks challenge for team “A” is “Anything Goes”

Here is my card-



The digital image is called Quiet Moment
  • SU paper, white, regal rose, and the DP is also from The Paper Shelter.
  • Copic markers, paper roses, MS branch punch, paper piercer, quilter thread, dimensionals, glue dots and ribbon.  I can’t remember where I got the ticket sentiment.
Now it is your turn to join the challenge.  Just make a card using a Paper Shelter image and link it to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog!  You could win a gift card!


Thanks for stopping by!