Monday, October 28, 2013

Treasure life's little moments

Here is another card I made for the stash using that fab sketch from a few weeks ago at CAS(E) this sketch.

Bed is calling my name loudly so keeping it short for tonight. Hope to be back soon,
Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: - CTMH A1109 A Sip and D1306 Treasure Life
Indian corn blue ink and CS (CTMH)

Monday, October 21, 2013

"Merry" for Jingle Belles

 Happy Monday! Thanks for visiting while I was out! I had a fabulous weekend at Thunder Bay's first Crop & Create Crop. Just the girls and the scrappin' supplies - pure bliss!!! We rented rooms at the hotel even though the venue was in our hometown just to make the experience that much sweeter!  We scrapped to our heart's content, then stayed up sharing stories and loads of laughs for half the night. I've come home super inspired and itching to get back in the scrap room but alas, the real world was waiting for me first thing this morning. What a great weekend it was and I do have some stuff to share...

This card was made for a few challenges:

Jingle Belles - I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas (and a cure!) - the fabulous gals over at Jingle Belles are donating $4 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for every card shared during this challenge - what a wonderful idea! 

* Summer's Colour Suite for September was one of the challenges at the crop (see inspiration photo below) - this was a different colour combo for me. I love putting pink and green together, but would not have thought to use a bright pink and would never have chose beige. This one stretched me for sure, but I love the results!

*Simon Says Stamp - Christmas

*Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas/Winter with the option of flowers

and a peek at the inside:

Have a fantastic week!

Shanna :)

What I used:
sentiment on outside - SU thinlits dies
sentiment on inside - CTMH B1412 Perfect Fit - Holidays
paper: Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" - yes I still have some :)
buttons: MFT

Friday, October 18, 2013

Trick or Treat

Happy Friday!
I would like to share today's card at the following challenges:
Shabby Tea Room - using the inspiration below and including a fall theme, pumpkins and a stamped sentiment

Papercraft Star

Our Next Challenge

Once again, I used the fab sketch from over at CAS(E) this sketch a couple of weeks ago. Can't seem to get enough of this one! lol

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a fab weekend. I may be MIA for a few days as I am headed to a weekend crop put on my Scrapbook and Cards Today right here in Thunder Bay, ON. The ultimate girlfriends weekend - scrapping, chatting and no children or husbands allowed, lol - bring it on!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps - Hero Arts CL058 November
sentiment - CTMH D1442 Thriller
pp from scrap bin - I think it is MME

Monday, October 14, 2013

Warmest Wishes - Saturated Canary

 Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians out there! Happy Monday to everyone else!

For the first time in a looooooong time, I got out my copics and coloured!!! It had been long enough that I was afraid I'd forgotten how! lol 

Today, I tried a technique that I learned over at Deb's Blog - Crafty Cardi Higgins - I love the way she distresses strips of paper (see a beautiful example here), pleats them and sews them onto her cards. I finally made a point of trying it out and I love how it worked on this card. Thanks Deb for the inspiration! I will definitely be trying this one again!

The current challenge at Saturated Canary is "Season's Greetings," so I would like to share over there. This was a fun colour combo to play with and I think I will use it again. And now that I have my copics out again, I am itching to colour of another of Krista's adorable images.

I would also like to share over at Christmas Card Challenges
CHNC Challenge - anything goes Christmas.

Thanks for visiting!
Shanna :)

What I used:
digi stamp - Saturated Canary "Snowblower"
sentiment - CTMH B1362 Tag the Occasion
papers - We R Memory Keepers - Winter Frost
felt snowflakes & seam binding from SU
blues - BG75, 72, 11
greys - T6, 4, 2
boots - T1, 2, 4
greens - G85, 21, 20
hair - E50, 31, 25
skin - E11, 00, 000
snow - T0

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I love you

Isn't Sunday SWEET when Monday is a holiday? Oh how sweet it was today! Here in Canada, we have Monday off for Canadian Thanksgiving. Since we did our turkey dinner on Saturday, it left today mostly free. We took advantage of the gorgeous, sunny weather to take a hike out at Kakabeka Falls provincial park. My boys love the hike to Little Falls and I find it is a bit of a work-out as well due to the changes in elevation - bonus, no treadmill for this girl today! When we got back, I managed to spend a couple of hours in my much-neglected garden and now I'm going to hang out in my crafty space for a bit! A day well-spent!!!

Here is a card I made for hubby, once again using some recycled Starbuck's sleeves and some of my beloved washi tape collection. I have so much, but would you believe I have discovered over the last couple of days that there are a few colours, or shades that I do not have? Well, I think I will just have to go tape shopping soon! lol

I have rather loosely followed the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. I lovely sketch that I think will be well-loved in future!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Shanna :)

What I used:
recycled Starbuck's sleeves
various washi tape
CTMH sentiment
"splatter" tool

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Haunting!

 Hello Saturday!!!

I had some fun with some Halloween papers from my stash! And I guess you could say I've been hoarding this cute little ghostie, but I love him on here! 

I have used an altered version of this fab sketch shared at Scrapbook & Cards Today blog last weekend in celebration of World Card Making Day. I love this sketch and will definitely be using it again. I just love making these washi tape banners - so quick and easy!


And here is the inside of my card:

What do you think?

My card is for the following challenges:
Inspired By  - love this inspiration photo!

City Crafter Blog - Halloween
Paper Pretties - Halloween

Thanks so much for visiting!
Have a fantastic weekend!
Shanna :)

What I used:
papers: We R Memory Keepers - Black Widow
stamps: CTMH - D1180 Happy Haunting
and S1108 Wicked
CTMH distressing tool
various washi tape - one being Tim Holtz

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Buzzing with good wishes

Thanks for stopping by!

Today's cards are for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday which is "neutral".
I would also like to share at Seize the Birthday.

I just love this bee stamp as it is an "all in one" kinda stamp - so quick and effective too! I went ahead and made two different versions of the card for my stash.

Oh and I just have to "toot" my horn...this card was "soup spotted" on the Jillibean Soup blog "Bean Talk" yesterday! Made my day for sure!

Happy Thursday!
Shanna :)

What I used:
stamp: CTMH A1135 "Quick Cards - Bumble Bee"
embellishments CTMH
chipboard - Michael's 
paper - ummm, from the scrap bin, sorry can't remember the details

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thank you so much

To celebrate World Card Making Day, challenges were put out with sketches at the Jillibean soup blog. This is my take on the sketch from Sunday. You will definitely be seeing this sketch again!

JBS-WCMD13 Sketch3
Have a fabulous day!

Shanna :)

What I used:
papers - Jillibean soup - a mix of Country Pumpkin Chowder and Apple Cheddar
stamp - CTMH Thank you D1361
CS - SU Early Espresso (my fave for card bases)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Another few for CAS(E) this sketch

 Ok, so I warned you that I couldn't stop playing with this sketch! Here are a few more - each are similar with slight variations. A friend at work requested some thank you cards, so I thought these would be appropriate. I love the leaves from this rather old CTMH set (D1181 Autumn Splendor).

 I played around with the backgrounds a bit - which do you prefer?

If I'm not too late, I would like to share:

CAS(E) this sketch

Papercraft Star
inspiration photo

Thanks for your visit!

Happy Monday!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamp sets - CTMH D1181 Autumn Splendor
Thanks so much - CTMH D1361 Thank You
Bday - CTMH C1257 Happy Birthday (a very well-loved set!)
inks: autumn terracota, vineyard berry & golden ember

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The stockings were hung...

Wow - there have been so many great challenges to jump start the mojo this weekend! Lucky for me, it was a pretty rainy one, so I spent more time than usual in my scrap space! 

This card is for Friday's sketch (#1) at the Bean Talk blog. I LOVE Jillibean soup, but have a tendency to hoard it a bit! Gasp! Well, their fab sketches gave me a good reason to pull out some of my fave collections and get busy!

And here is the sketch...

JBS-WCMD13 Sketch1

I would also like to share at Christmas Card Challenges where there is an inspiration photo:

I used the bright colours and added the tree though there are actually any lights on it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shanna :)

What I used:
papers: Jillibean Soup - Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup
stamps: CTMH B1183 Twas the Night Before
SU punches & ribbon
random star button


I just couldn't help it, I had to play with this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch again (and again...but that's another post)! This is such a fun and different sketch! 

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! It has been a rainy one here so far which has meant a little more time in the scrap space than usual, yippee!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps - CTMH C1440 Take a picture

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

 Hello Saturday!

 I managed a few minutes in my scrap space last night. Thanks to the fab sketch over at CASE this sketch, this is what I came up with...

You will be seeing this sketch again!

I would also like to share at:
CASology - Harvest
Papercraft Star - this is the inspiration photo

Hoping to play along with some challenges this afternoon as there are lots of fun ones happening because of World Card Making Day!

Here's hoping you all get a chance to get crafty today!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps - Hero Arts CL058 November
paper from scrap bin
CS - SU Early Espresso

Friday, October 4, 2013


Hooray for Friday!

Today I am sharing my card for the current challenge at Cute Card Thursday where the challenge is - Signs of Distress.
There is no sentiment on this card yet, but I think I may add a tiny tag (SU punch) in the ribbon. I think that should work, but couldn't locate the stamp I wanted to use on it, so have left it for now. I do like to have a card or two in the stash that are generic enough to be used for a number of occasions and "doctored" up to when the time comes. This will be one of those.

Here's hoping your weekend is fabulous!

Shanna :)

What I used:
background & butterfly - Stamping Bella
flower - Tim Holtz "Flights of Fancy"
washi tape
seam binding SU
vintage buttons
old Webster's Dictionary pages
adhesive canvas from CTMH

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome Baby

Here is my take on the theme at Little Red Wagon this week - vintage or retro. A quick baby card for the stash. I adore this fab paper with all the fun images of vintage toys.
Today's toys just talk and squawk too much! How are children supposed to develop their imaginations when all the work is done for them? I am a big believer in good, old-fashioned toys!

Anyhow, hope you are having a fabulous week so far! We have been having incredibly nice weather for this time of year. I wore shorts this past weekend, on the last weekend of September!

Shanna :)

What I used:
seam binding - SU I think
papers: Crate Paper - Little Boy Blue