Monday, November 16, 2015


I have another coffee themed card to share! I seem to be on a roll here with hot drinks this past while!  (and would you believe I have another waiting in the wings?!) This is for one of my Best Girlfriends who recently celebrated the big "40." Green and blue are her favourite colours.

I had been itching to use this fab Angie Girl (Kimmie) from Unity, so I decided to stamp her on the inside along with the matching sentiment.

I would like to share at:

Always Playing with Paper - inspiration challenge


Seize the Birthday - anything goes

Hoping your week is off to a fabulous start!
Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: SU  "Perfect Blend"
             Unity - Kimmie Girl by Angie Blom
             CTMH - Hello Life National Stamping Month sets
misc papers, lace and sequins

Saturday, November 14, 2015

You warm my heart

 Well, I went out in search of my mojo yesterday. It took a bit of wandering aimlessly, but I might have found it, if only temporarily! I would like to keep it nearby for a bit as I have a few birthday cards that need doing! Good thing there is a fab theme this week at Jingle Belles and a fantastic sketch at Freshly Made or I would still be wandering lost!

The inside - sorry about the bad lighting, but you get the idea.

 With matching envelope:

I would like to play along at:

Freshly Made Sketches

Jingle Belles - Bring us some figgy pudding!
Craft Stamper - anything goes as long as there is stamping

Thanks for visiting!

Shanna :)

What I used:
paper - American Crafts - Peppermint Express
SU - perfect blend
CTMH "A Sip" - A1109
MFT Candy Cane Kisses (inside sentiment)
Starbuck's coffee sleeve
machine stitching
sequins, twine & paperclip (thanks Donna)

Friday, November 13, 2015

An Accessible Ski Program!


I would really love your support for a cause that is very close to my heart! Some of you are well aware of my love of the outdoors, snow and skiing in particular. I mentioned a bit about my involvement over the past two winters in an exciting program for children with vision loss in this post.
This year, we are expanding the program! Some of the children who participated last year will be integrated into the regular Jackrabbit Ski program with support as necessary - so exciting! New children will have the opportunity to try cross-country skiing in a five session clinic setting. Running such a program does have costs, especially around having ski equipment available for any child who wishes to participate. There is no rental fee for children in the first year of the program. As we wish to expand the program, we have submitted a grant proposal at TBaytelfor good. The outcome is based, at least in part, on public on-line voting! People can vote once per day everyday. If you have more than one email, you can vote more than once per day.

So, yes, I am campaigning! I am asking if you would be willing to take the time to help us by voting. I promise placing your vote won't take much time. The first time you visit the website, you will need to type in your email address, then go to your email and verify before going back to TBaytel website to place your vote. It is quicker the second time.

Here is the link:
or cut and paste this:

Feel free to read through our submission if you are interested. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. We could really use your help! Others submitted before us and are quite ahead of us in votes. Public votes are worth 30% of our score. So, although there are others quite ahead of us, I believe we still have a chance to win one of three prizes based on our idea and written proposal as long as we have significant public support.

Thank you sincerely for considering taking the time to vote for our program over the next couple of weeks! Remember you can vote every single day (I vote 3x per day since I have three email addresses!) And please feel free to spread the word, we can use all the help we can get! :)

Shanna and all the young participants of the Lappe Para-Nordic Ski Program!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Christmas

 Okay, this one was just way too fun and easy to create, I feel like I was cheating! lol
A peek at the inside:

I would like to share at:
Cute Card Thursday - birds/animals

Nice to see you! I hope to be back soon with some photos from my recent Whistler vacation!
Shanna :)

What I used:
CTMH Picture My Life
CTMH B1493 Festive Trees
CTMH B1489 Joyful Garland
CTMH woodgrain embossing folder

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Halloween

Well, I have managed to miss posting this before Halloween - oh well, what ya gonna do? I was still trying to figure out where September went and, bam, it's November...WHAT???

I would like to share at:
Little Red Wagon - Ghosts or Goblins (or other Halloween creatures)

I had been looking forward to using this adorable CTMH witch set and finally got around to it. So much fun, is she not adorable?

Hope to be back soon to share some photos of what I was up to last week - it was so Fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by!
Shanna :)