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It’s Friday and There’s a New Friday Mashup!


So this is very exciting, a new mashup challenge was posted this morning, one where you (and I) may pick any challenge!!¬† It’s going to take time to choose which one I want to submit ūüôā

Like all the challenges I post about, click on the image to visit their site.

Once I chose, I’ll update this post with my choice along with my creation.¬† Which one will you choose?¬† I hope you’ll come back and let me know.


A little late.. but better late, than never!


It’s Friday.. and so another Friday Mashup was posted.¬† I’ll be working on my mashup tomorrow and will update this post tomorrow afternoon with my creation.¬† For now, here are the details for this weeks challenge 97:

So here is the¬†“Mashup”¬†Challenge:
  1. Make a project¬†“using your Markers (thumping,Color Spritzing,Coloring etc.)”.
  2. Or Make a project with¬†“Texture”.
  3. Or¬†“Mash it Up”¬†and create a project with “Texture using your Markers

Like in past posts, click on the image to visit their site and learn all the rules, find inspiration, or to play along.

Till tomorrow.. Have a great evening!



It’s A Friday Mashup!


Hello everyone!¬† Well, the snow is snowing, and I’ve been tucked into my craft room since lunchtime.

I’m very excited to say that I “rocked” last weeks Friday Mashup!¬† and have a snazzy new badge on my blog to reflect it ūüôā¬† Thank you very much, Friday Mashup! for choosing my card.. I’m thrilled!

The new Friday Mashup! came out this morning and it’s another good one.

So here is the¬†“Mashup”¬†Challenge:
1. Make a project with a¬†Time Theme“.
2. Or Make a project using the¬†“Color Black.
3. Or¬†“Mash it Up”¬†and create a project with a¬†” Time theme using the color Black”.
As usual, click on the image above to visit their fabulous site.. participate, gather inspiration, read the rules.¬† I hope you’ll play along!
This was the perfect challenge to use a stamp with a wonderful quote by James Taylor:
The secret of life is ENJOYING the passing of time
And now for my creation…


I think the beauty of this card is the simplicity of it.¬† Layers, a little “bling” and the use of one stamp from the “From My Heart” stamp set by Stampin’ Up!.¬† I stamped the image three times, white embossed one of the images on black card stock, and then layered them cutting back part of the image each time.¬† The background used on the card and envelope is from scrapbook paper by Recollections called “Clocks”.¬† The inside of the card is stamped (in crumb cake) with “I’d rather do NOTHING with you than SOMETHING with anyone else.” also from the “From My Heart” stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

From My Heart

From My Heart

Stampin’ Up!

  • Card & Envelopes Note – Whisper white
  • Card stock: whisper white; black
  • Stamp set: From My Heart
  • Ink: Versamark; crumb cake
  • Embossing powder: white
  • Embellishments: Jewels basic rhinestone large
  • Adhesive: SNAIL; stampin’ dimensionals

Other: “Clock” 12×12 paper, Recollections

It’s a Friday Mashup on a Sunday Stamp!


Good morning everyone..

Yesterday was…

02caf6aa4e65a4b07e4d5d7d3897-227x250And Ontario’s famous groundhog, Wiarton Willie, didn’t see his shadow!¬† So.. the prediction is, spring will be here early.¬† Personally, I think this is a little optimistic but, hey! One can hope… and I, for one, will be feverishly hoping!!

Somehow the weekend has been speeding along, and I’ve been swept up along with it!¬† We had a wonderful dinner at my sister and brother-in-laws home last night, my mum was there also.¬† John took Shannon out in my car to teach her how to drive standard.. apparently she was beaming the whole time and did a great job!¬† A little more practice and she’ll be able to drive alone.. I’m so happy for her, and just a little freaked out that my baby is all grown up now and soon will be able to drive my car alone!!

And while being swept off my feet by the love of my family, I almost forgot to post today!

The Friday Mashup and the Sunday Stamps challenge were both posted and I just have to share.. These are both fun challenges this week.. Spring is definitely in the air!

The Friday Mashup Challenge:

Image Source © Misty Sprouse Photography

So here is the¬†“Mashup”¬†Challenge:
  1. Make a project with the colors¬†“Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive“.
  2. Or Make a project “Creating your own Sentiment (No Stamps, Stickers, Chipboard etc.).
  3. Or¬†“Mash it Up”¬†and create a project “With your own Sentiment using the Colors above”.

To participate in their wonderful challenge.. click on the image to visit their website, get inspiration and see the full details if you’d like to play along.

I ran out of time last week to participate, so I wanted to make time this week to play along.

And Sunday Stamps posted their challenge for the week, a lovely little sketch that worked perfectly for my simple idea.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you join us.

  1. Please provide a Link back to us in your Post.
  2. Please link directly to your blog post for the challenge.
  3. Feel free to use any Brand of product.
  4. Deadline is Friday February 8th @12pm EST.
  5. Have FUN!!

Like all the challenges I blog about, click on the Sunday Stamp image above to link to their website, get tons of inspiration, read all the rules and to play along.¬† I hope you’ll join me, because I’m having so much fun!

This is what I came up with.¬† I hope you like it!¬† Wish me luck.. I’ll be submitting my creation today ūüôā¬† If you’re playing along too, please leave a comment to let me know!! I’d love to see what you’ve created.

And now.. without further “ado”.. My Friday Mashup challenge 95 AND Sunday Stamp challenge 34 creation!!!!




And now for a close-up of the dimensional flower..

Image 13D flowers look so pretty and it’s really a very simple technique used to create them.¬† All you do is distress three paper flower shapes on a foam pad with a bone folder — this helps separate the paper, peel the front and back of the paper (so one flower shape creates 2), re-layer them and affix them all together with a brad through the centre.¬† I’ll be adding the technique on Thursday so you can make some too!

Supplies needed for my Welcome Spring card:

  • Ink: Versamark
  • Marker: Raspberry Ripple
  • Framelits: Hearts a Flutter
  • Edgelits: Adorning Accents
  • Textured Impressions: Adorning Accents
  • Stamp Set: You are Loves
  • Cardstock: For card: Raspberry Ripple; Old Olive; Brights DSP
  • Cardstock: For flower: Pretty in Pink; Real Red; Primrose Petals
  • Embellishments: Glimmer in Colour brads (cause you need a little ‘bling’)
  • Adhesive: SNAIL; GlueDots¬ģ

Have a Happy Sunday!!


The Friday Mashup!

The Chinese New Year starts February 10, and it is the Year of the Snake this year. In China, it is known as the Spring Festival, runs three days, and ends with the Lantern Festival. As part of the celebration, it is traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red colour paper-cuts and couplets with popular themes of “good fortune” or “happiness”, “wealth”, and “longevity”. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, supper is a feast with families. Food will include such items as pigs, ducks, chicken and sweet delicacies. The family will end the night with firecrackers. Early the next morning, children will greet their parents by wishing them a healthy and happy new year, and receive money in red paper envelopes. The Chinese New Year tradition is to reconcile, forget all grudges and sincerely wish peace and happiness for everyone1.

For this challenge, you could incorporate Chinese symbols, an image of a dragon or lion representing the traditional parade dance, a snake or two to symbolize the Year of the Snake, or a red envelope.  To mash it up, use the faux paper lantern technique on your project.

So here is the¬†“Mashup”¬†Challenge:
  1. ¬†Make a project with a¬†Chinese New Year (Year of the Snake) Theme“.
  2. Or Make a project using the¬†“Paper Lantern Technique.
  3. Or¬†“Mash it Up”¬†and create a project for the¬†“Chinese New Year featuring the Paper Lantern Technique”.

For more information, rules, techniques, and to participate in this fun weekly challenge.. click on the image above to go to the Friday Mashup! website.