You are my Sunshine Summer Song Challenge

Up here in Calgary, we have had a lot of sunshine this summer (a bit too much actually), so when Tiddly Inks decided to go with “Summer Song” as the challenge this week, I decided to pick one of the favourite songs of both of my daughters.  It’s a not a “summer” song per se,  but it’s definitely a favourite in our house!Swing-full July 21


This card was created with one of my favourite stamps called Wryn- Swinging By.  My youngest daughter is always hanging upside down, climbing and jumping off of things, etc. so I love having a stamp that I can use for her that shows energy, movement a bit of that energetic spirit she has.  I don;t think that is easy to capture in an image, but I think Christy nailed it with this image.

Swing-closeupAs usual, I used my trusty Copics to colour her up (I need some refills by the way – anyone know of a good Canadian online supplier?) to match some leftover pieces of Doodlebug paper I had from the Happy Harvest collection.  Layering small pieces is a great way to use up some of those scraps that you just can’t bear to part with as your stack dwindles!  The sentiment was hand-lettered with my trusty Sakura pen with just a bit of extra doodling to give more of an illusion of movement.  I sure love this little cutie.

So, as usual, you are most humbly invited to join this weeks challenge 162 over at Tiddly Inks!  We always love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Canada Day!

O-Canada-frontO-Canada-closeupHappy Canada Day everyone!  Whether you are in Canada or not, it’s a great day to celebrate!

Given that I happen to be a “scrappy Canuck”, I couldn’t let the holiday pass without at least a little bit of craftiness, so I decided to use the super cute new stamp from Tiddly Inks called “Patriotic Wryn” for a little card.  This version of Wryn actually comes as a bonus image when you purchase the digi called Wryn The BBQ Queen (and I’ll have that one to show you later in the week).  The generic flag makes her perfect for celebrating all sorts of events – whether it’s the celebration of a country, a sports team, or even a birthday – just pick your colours and you are set to go!  I grabbed some Doodlebug paper and some May Arts eyelet and velvet ribbon to finish off this red and white bonanza!

I am off to celebrate with a bit of BBQing myself, so if you are a fellow Canadian, I hope you have the chance to put your feet up today and take a few minutes to give thanks for this great country we call home.  And to everyone else, go ahead and have some poutine on us!  On Canada Day, the calories don’t count!






Good morning crafty friends!  The end of the school year is coming up in four days, but I am proud to say that even given the chaos I still have a card to share with you today!  I think I have mentioned before that I love being a teacher, but June and September are always a bit overwhelming (even after 15 years).

But enough about that – let’s talk crafty!  Today, over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog, we have a new one for you – GOTHIC.  Now look, I know that this theme might scare a few of you.  If you have ever had a look around here at SCS, you will know that traditional “gothic” is not really something I do well.  I think it’s beautiful, but I can’t seem to pull it off.  But here’s the great thing about Tiddly Inks stamps – I pulled a stamp from the Gothic Characters section called “Poppy” and I think she is just as cute in a bit of a brighter palette too (I did try to mute things a little bit from my usual Doodlebug brightness). This is actually one of my favouite cards of late!

So, head on over to the store and grab a gothic inspired image (or even just some gothic inspired colours to go with any image you have) and get crafty with us this week. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!



May Flowers challenge

Swing-fullIt’s challenge day over at Tiddly Inks, and this time we thought we would go with some flowery goodness.  We all love those flowers don’t we?!!  So perfect for so many occasions too, so  the next challenge is… May Flowers!
Swing-closeupGrab your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp or digital image and think along the lines of..
Images/stamps with flowers, making your own flowers,
flower themed papers/ embellies!
(**remember…We love to see any new creation, a card, 3D project, journal page etc
but you must use a Tiddly Inks stamp or image to be eligible for the prize**)
I decided to work with –Wryn Swinging By – a newer release by Christ.  A lot of my cards need to go in the mail, so I like to keep things flat. So while I love making handmade flowers, most of my cards will not include them!  But I do love to sneak the flowers in there, especially through the use of patterned paper.  It’s an easy way to make so many different cards and images fit the theme!  I pulled out my Doodlebug paper for this one, but what are your favourite floral papers?
We sure would love to see you join in on the challenge, and don’t forget to pop on over to the blog to see the amazing inspiration by all of the DT members!
Thanks for stopping by!