Saturday, May 23, 2020

Winner of Sketch/Layout challenge #4

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.  I am sorry for doing the winner's post so very late!  I was debating whether I would continue to do the sketch/layout challenge or if I was going to take a break.

I have decided that I want to take a break.  I don't know when or if I will be starting this challenge again but I really appreciate everyone's participation!

You can see the video of the draw here:

Here is the printscreen of the winning number:

And here is the winning card from Catherine Bennett.

Congrats Catherine for your win.  It was a gorgeous card.

Have a great day everyone.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Sketch/Layout challenge #4

I hope you are all doing well.  It's time for a new challenge and I thought that at this time it would be good if we had a super easy challenge so that there would be more of you that would participate.

Here is the new sketch that is to be followed:
And here is the card that I made to show you how this can look.  You can see the video of making this card in this video.

You can enter this challenge here:

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Winner of sketch/layout challenge #3

Hello everyone!  It's time for the winner of the sketch challenge number 3!!!!  And here it is:

It's NanaConnie with this beautiful card.  If you click NanaConnie Blog post She's one very talented lady 

Congrats to the winner.  You just have to provide me with your address so that I can mail you out the prize.

The new sketch/layout challenge should be out soon.  Watch out for it.

Big hugs and stay safe everyone!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Birthday card

I'm trying to post more on my blog this year but it's proving to be difficult.  I don't know about you but I feel that I'm always running after my tail! 

With Covid19 on the loose it's been quite hectic at work.  Trying to calm people down and at the same time being worried myself.  I'm lucky the plant that I work in is in the food industry.  So our standard for cleanliness as always been high.  Now they have been put even higher!  But that makes us safe.

This being said with all that was going on the employees are still terrified and we decided to shut the plant down for 2 wks.  Some of our operations are continuing but not our main plant.  This of course will be causing some loss income and some of our employees will be layoff for the 2 wks so will have to go on unemployment.  My team and others that can work from home will be doing so.  For me what it has meant is looking at the grants that are out there and talking to the banks.  Which means that my job has become that much more stressful.  I really want to make sure that my company stays in a good financial position and that we don't end up having to shut down!  This is going to be the reality of many companies in this time unfortunately.  It also means that my team as to make sure to continue to get the $ in from our clients (which is not easy some have shut down) and then to pay our suppliers, already our need for their product have lessen which in itself will be harder.  The economy is such a big wheel..... 

Anyway... that's what has been on my mind so obviously by the time that I get home I've been totally exhausted mentally and physically and I haven't been sharing with you all!

But today I thought that I would share with you a card that I made earlier this month for one of my employees b-day!  I used a super sweet image from Sandra Caldwell!  I haven't played with her images in awhile.  This is an older image that I had in my stash.  Not sure that she still carries it in her store.  It is called Flowers for mom.  I colored it with my copics.

I used the sketch from my sketch challenge (still a few days to enter!!! )

I used paper from Simple Stories that I have had in my stash for awhile to make this card.  I really love how bright it came out!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  2. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - anything goes with patterned paper
  3. Love to scrap challenge blog - Anything goes
That's it for me for now!  I hope that you are all staying safe.  Sending prayers to all of you that are being affected by these hard times!

Big virtual hug!

Monday, March 9, 2020

Owl birthday card

Hello!  I hope you are all doing well and are healthy.  I was super blessed with one of my latest card where I won a gift certificate from Jan's digital shop .

I chose this image Knight-owl which I thought would be perfect for my dad's b-day.  I decided to follow the sketch that I have launched for my challenge which you can find here:  Sketch layout-challenge-3.  I hope you will come and participate with me.

Here is my card.  I have colored the image with my copics.  The papers are from I Am by simple stories.

You can see the video of the making of this card here:  Crafting Vicky video

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Jans digistamps challenges - Anything goes
  2. Lil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes
  3. Pixies crafty workshop - Anything goes
I hope you will all have a great day!  See you back soon!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

10K youtube giveaway

I'm beyond excited to share with you all my 10K subscriber giveaway!  I have reached in January the milestone and I worked really hard on making a journal that I could give as a prize.

I hope you will go and check out the video here and participate!  Celebration 10K subscribers

So go on and join in the fun!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Sketch/Layout challenge #3

It's time for the 3rd challenge!  And I really hope that many of you will join it whether with layouts, cards, atc or anything else that you guys can think of!  I always love seeing what you make.

Here is the card that I have made this time around. I know that many of you love doing cards.  And of course many of you LOVE Christmas cards.  Here is the sketch to use for this month:
And you can see the video of the card that I made here:  Recycle or use your stash Christmas card video wk 69

This is the card that was made:
Now it's your turn to participate!!!  Please give each other a lot of love as well!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Winner of Sketch/Layout challenge #2

WOW where did the month go?!? I feel that is what I say every month.  But this month really flew by which is great because it means that spring is coming.

Thank you everyone that participated last month in the challenge! Our winner is..... drum roll you can see the live video here: Winner video

And that is Gloria!!!!  YAY!!!! Congrats Gloria your creation was wonderful and you can all see it here:

Please make sure to communicate with me so that I can send happy mail your way!!!

See you soon with the next Sketch/layout challenge.  I hope many of you will participate!!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Happy b-day card with challenge #2 sketch

I need a card for one of my employees.  And I decided to make one off camera.  OMG it's been FOREVER since I have done that.  And I have decided to use a stamp that I haven't used EVER.  I just ADORE Gorjuss stamps and I haven't been using mine.... I just don't.  But I love them that IS the reason I got them in the 1st place.

So it was time to do that and while watching Courtney from Little Raven Ink (on Patreon, I love supporting artists that I like).  I just played with some alcool inks which have not been used either.... and made a really fun background.

The other papers used on this card are from a card folder and the other from a very old paper pack that can't identify for you.

I really hope that you like my new card for you.  I followed the sketch that you can find on my sketch/layout challenge.  It's been a very long time since I have posted just on my blog.  I hope you like it but most of all I sure hope my employee likes it!!!!

One thing as well that I have not done in a very long time is enter challenges so here we go:

  1. fab n funky challenges - in the pink
  2. Simon says stamp blog - with love
  3. Water cooler challenges - Anything goes with a Feminine twist
  4. Crafty sentiments - anything goes
  5. Arty divas challenge - anything goes
  6. Digi choosday - Anything goes
  7. Always fun challenges - Anything goes
  8. Jans digistamps challenges - Anything goes
That's it for me for now.  Wow that brought me back to the good old days where I used to post a TON here.... youtube really took a big chunk of my crafting life!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sketch/Layout challenge # 2

WOW such a great turnout for the 1st challenge!  So now it's time for the 2nd challenge.  I really hope that you will like this sketch/layout as much.

Here is the sketch for you guys:
and here is what I made with this sketch. I went all mixed media on it and turned it around.  I hope that it inspire you:
I was given this gorgeous image from Martina from Deutschland.  She also gave me the beautiful strip of sticky papers.  You really have to watch the video of the making to know what I did here:
Youtube video

So here is the new linky tool please join in!!!!  Cards, atc, mixed media etc. just suprise me and everyone :)

Winner of Layout challenge #1

I'm so excited to be able to share with you all the winner of the 1st layout challenge!!!  There were 24 entries overall.  Some came via e-mail, FB page, Instagram, snail mail, pinterest as well as direct entries via blogs.  I am amazed that so many participated and really happy to continue this challenge for another month! 

I would also like to thank everyone that became a subscriber of my blog.  I really appreciated that as well. :)  I would like to post more but between life, work, family and youtube sometimes making extra post is difficult, however it's in my list of wishes for 2020.

For challenge number 1 here is the winner! 
 And this Entry was by Patricia Dalrymple who sent hers by mail!

Patricia I will be sending happy mail your way soon :)

Thanks again everyone for participating and I hope that there will be many more in the challenge number 2.  It's the following post to that one.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Layout challenge #1

I have promised all of you on Youtube, FB and here that I wanted to do something that would include both my youtube and my blog.

My new project for you all is a new layout challenge.  I will post the layout here and show what I made on my youtube channel if you are interested in seeing the creation process.

I wanted to do something that could help spark creativity when inspiration doesn't come.  My wish is to see what you do with the layout.  How will you use it?  Will you turn it around?  What will you create with it?  Will it be a card, a scrapbook page, an atc or something else that I can't imagine yet?  I know that all of you have loads of imagination and will be able to surprise me!

I pondered a bit on the way I was going to do this and how long to keep this open.  I came up with the idea of doing it for a month.  However if I see that many of you are interested, I was thinking of doing more and also leaving them a month.  This would mean that there could be many open at the same time but leaving you still with enough time to participate!

I have created a linky tool account so that I will be able to have you link up what you have done.  This way I get to go and see your work and I'm hoping that others will as well visit you!  It always warms my heart when I see the different subscribers respond to one another.  I know that you all are super supportive and it's amazing to see.

Now it wouldn't be a challenge if there was no prize.... There will be a random draw of all the participant for a winner every challenge.  I will try to announce it within about a week after the closure of the challenge.

Unfortunately I can't afford to give out big prizes especially since I want this to be open world wise!  But I can do something that is personal.  So if you are the winner and you are willing to e-mail me your snail mail address, I will send you a personal card and possibly some other little goodies (ie stickers, project life card, piece of artwork that I have done, etc) that can be put in a regular envelope.  I hope this will make the win fun.  I know that I love getting happy mail even if it's note!

So without further ado here is the 1st Layout of the series!  I kept it fairly simple :)

And here is what I made with the layout.  Hope it can inspire you!
You can see my process for creating those here on my youtube channel.  Just click on this link: Layout process video

Here is the linky list:

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