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Sometimes change is good.  Okay, sometimes a little bit of change is good.  Okay, let’s be honest – I am not a person who typically likes change at all.  But sometimes, change is good.  Like today’s change!

If you have ever visited SCS before, you will know that I love to colour.  So today’s project isn’t all that different from that standpoint.  But what is different is my tool (or rather, tools) of choice.  Typically my colouring happens with stamps with a particular brand of alcohol marker.  Today, my colouring took place with a great colouring image from DCWV (yes, you heard me – DCWV has colouring stacks in their Color and Create series) and a really cool set of markers from Chameleon who generously sent me a set of 5 blue tone pens to play with.  If you haven’t seen these markers before, they are a really cool concept.  Each pen can be used to create a range of tints so you can create all sorts of fun effects.  While I have to admit that I was a little intimidated to give them a go at first, I cannot tell you how easy I found them to work with.


I played around with creating gradients, texture, depth, highlights and I have to say that I loved every part of the way the image turned out.  Not only are the pens a great tool, but this set of blues is a very pretty range!

At first, my plan was just to use the two tools for some “non-project” colouring fun (sometimes a girl just has to colour for the sake of colouring), but I loved the quote and the way the colouring turned out so much that I mounted the image on some black cardstock, a beautiful patterned piece from the Minty Lace stack and added it to an 8×10″ frame backing.  Simple, clean and I love that the project was never actually meant to be one!  It’s a great reminder of why I craft in the first place.


So, make sure you head on over to both the DCWV and Chameleon blogs for more great projects from both teams!  Talk about eye candy (and maybe a giveaway too).

Thanks for stopping by!

Spooktacular fun!


Okay, I know there are those of you out there that are not fans of Halloween – truth be told, I was not always one of them.  But since I have found my “cute in the spooks”, I have to admit that it is a pretty fun time of the year to be crafting!

oct-18-cuSo if the adorable Doodlebug paper wasn’t enough (smiling suckers???!!!  I have definitely become one), I teamed it up with one of my favourite Halloween stamps from Tiddly Inks called – Peekaboo Bugg! I pulled out my trusty Copics for this one, really focusing on trying to make that pumpkin glow (without a tea light inside).  It’s a breeze to colour up, and although i put her onto a card, how cute would this stamp be on some treat containers?!  Oh so many Halloween crafts – and so little time!

We are having a challenge over at the Tiddly Inks blog, and the theme is Halloween!  Make sure you pop on over to see the details and all the inspiration and then get crafty!  Even if you are not a Halloween fan, I guarantee that finding your “cute in the spooks” will have you smiling!  Come on try it, I dare you!


Thanks for stopping by!


Owl always love you!


I am not sure what it is about being a mom, but I have to admit that it has brought out the “sappy” in me.  While I have always been a sucker for “cute”, what used to be simple smiles have turned into full out “ahhhhhhhh”s with copious amounts of sharing of these cute things on Facebook.  I am going to chalk it up to better appreciating the finer things in life in my old age!

oct-14-cuThis stamp was one of those things that elicited a full out “ahhhhhh” the first time I saw it.  Drawn by my friend Christy at Tiddly Inks, Owl Always Love You is a favourite of mine.  One of the things that I love about this card is the simplicity!  While it is true that my card making is not heavy on product at the best of time (I tend to go for a few layers of paper, and bow and some bling), this card is even simpler!  One layer of Doodlebug paper on a card base and I was done.  I think it works because of the amazing detail in the stamp – all attention is on those cute characters.  Although, how cute would this one be fussy cute and placed in from of a shaker!  Hmmm…I better go get some homework/housework done so I have some crafty time!

That’s it for me today – thanks for stopping by!


It’s fall!

Well, it is definitely fall here in Calgary.  Watching the news this morning, the dreaded “s” word was even mentioned (that would be “snow” for those of you who live in warmer climates)! While I do love the summer, I have to admit that I really do enjoy this time of year as well – beautiful colours and more excuses to stay inside and craft!  But don’t tell anyone!

So, today’s challenge over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog is timely indeed!  Can you guess:

oct-4-front It’s Fall y’all!  Now truth be told – fall colours are not my usual “go to”, but I think I may need to change my mind because I am loving this challenge!  I used some doodlebug paper as an inspiration for my colours and chose a few that I don;t think would be typical fall colours for Wryn – purple and teal.  But combined with the rich orange and the the pops of green, this card reminds me of anything pumpkin spice and everything nice!


And the best part about this little Wryn image is that although she is called “Wryn in the Fall”, colour her up with some green and red and she would make the cutest Wryn in the Winter too!  Hmmm…that gives me an idea…

In the meantime, go check out all the inspiration cards on the blog – they are all pumpkin spicey nicey!  And then get out your own colouring tools of choice and join us for the challenge!  Remember that we choose one winner per challenge who will receive a $10 gift card to use in the store.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week everyone!