Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Stocking Were Hung......

Happy Sunshine-y Stamps Tuesday!!

This week I am off and spending my time relaxing and catching up on my crafting.

This stocking card is created with a digi holiday image from Sunshine Stamps.
Be sure to stop by and check out all the images.

I added lots of bling to the layout and stickles to the must sparkle!  I love it!!!!!
 I colored the image with my Bic Mark-It Alls, which I totally love.

Happy Sunshine Tuesday,

Monday, December 28, 2009

My Gift To You........

Happy Monday! 
Well we made it through the holidays.  I love Christmas and always a little happy when all the hustle is over and I can relax.  I plan on spending as much time as possible in my craft area trying to catch up.

Ildi Co., has released so many cute images over the last month, have you seen them....NO!....go here to check it out.
I used my Creative Memories oval cutting system to cut out the image and border, added present eyelets, a holly berry brad, distressed and inked the edges of the image, and added stickles to the image.

I am so happy with the way this card turned out. 

Happy Monday,

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Let's Have Coffee or Tea!

Good Morning! 

Here is what my house is like the day after Christmas.  The gifts have been opened, wrapping paper on the floor, the tree is lite, leftovers in the frig, a sink full of dishes.......!!!! 
Just grab yourself a Christmas cookie, a cup of coffee or tea (in my case) and sit back and relax. 

Have a great day!

Enjoy your cup of joe or tea,

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish everyone a very blessed and joyous Christmas holiday.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Gift Tags

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Are these not the cutest little Santa and Elves?!?!

Our Crafty Critter blog group is doing a Secret Santa exchange and I received these two stamps from my Secert Santa.
I am excited to find out who she is, I have not idea.
I made some gift tags for my family.  I used stickles on the image, even though it is hard to tell.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

You're So Sweet

I am so excited, this is my very first Whiff of Joy card. 

My blogging friend Jenny sent me some images to play with.  Thanks Jenny!!!! 

Isn't she lovely.  I made this card for my best friend for Valentine's Day.  The image is colored with Bic Mark-It Alls and added stickles to the image.

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Challenge 30 - Sketch Challenge

Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog - Week #50 - Anything But Christmas

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 30 - Free For All!

Thanks for looking,

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ildi Co - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!
Are you ready for the big guy in the red suit?
I am knee deep in ribbon, tissue paper, wrapping paper and bows.
I love finding the perfect gift for my family, the wrapping of those gifts - not so much.

This week's DT post features Ildi Co. new line of digi images, Snopals.

Digi images are so easy to work with, you can print them on just about any paper and resize to fit to your crafting needs.

Snopals Flowers is printed on White Shimmery cardstock from Archiver's, added gold stickles to the flowers and crystal to her bow and the light green on the flower pot. I love this non-traditional color combo.  The designer paper is from a 4x6 package I had hiding in my stash.  It was like Christmas came early, I totally I forgot I had this.....(shhh.....dont't tell my hubby!)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge 30 - Free For All

Stay Warm,

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning!
I recently made an early 2010 New Year's try and complete at least one card kit from my stash each week. I am trying to get a head start, wish me luck. 

I made these adorable Birthday cards from a kit that was put together by my dear friend Melanie (mnewby on SCS).

I love the bright orange colors and this image is so cute.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Holidays

Holiday shopping, baking and planning......oh my!!!!

This weekend I will be spending most of my time in the kitchen baking my holiday cookies and treats.   I love baking and the holidays always give me the 'ok' to make and bake way too much, hehehe.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out.  It was created using elements in a card kit.  I used a pop dot on the felt tree and Stickles on the flower in the corner. 

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge - Challenge 28 - Last Minute Christmas

Happy Holiday,

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Let's Play Ball!

Changito is ready to play ball!

C.RA.F.T. Challenge - Challegne #30  Free For All!

Charisma Cardz - Week #50 Anything But Christmas

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Changito is one of my favorite images, he is so cute and always having fun. 
I created both of these cards using a card kit from a SCS swap. 
Included in the kit was the 2 6x6 sheets of designer paper, the gold ribbon, the Changito image and 2 black eyelets. I added the cardstock, blue ribbon, bling and punches.

Most of the time I turn to card sketches for inspiration in my creating.  This week I used Card Patterns, Sketch 43 for my layout.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Crafty Critter Challenge #14

Our next challege (go here to check it out) was a bit intimidating when I first read it, but once I got the supplies out it was much easier then I ever imagined.

Here is the challenge:

To use LSC249 from SCS, White Christmas. Here are the details....
*Use only white cardstock
*You cannot use patterned paper, unless it's all white
*Use only white or clear embellishments
*You can use one color of ink, but nothing more
*You cannot do any coloring, such as copic or water coloring

Sounds hard, right.....well not so much.  Give it a try, you will be surprised at how lovely your card is.

I used an embossed cuttlebug background, ribbon, a layered snowflake with a clear bauble, a scalloped rectange punch and the sentiment is stamped in Pallete Ruby Red.

There is still plenty of time to play along with us.

Be Merry,

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunshine Stamps - Happy Holidays

Sunshine Stamps has so many lovely and whimsical  images to offer.  Have you stopped by their store lately, go here to shop.

This card was created using one of the new Christmas images that are now available. 

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and blended, doubled matted the image in gold and black cardstock, added Stickles, outlined the image in a glitter gelly pen, used foam squares to make the image 'pop'.  
I love the way the ribbon turned out. 
I used two different gold shimmery ribbons and twisted the knot for texture.

Season Greetings from me to you,

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ildi Co. New Releases!!!

Yippeeee!!!!  .
Ildi Co. released several new lines of digital images this month.
Go here to check them all out, you don't want to miss this.
This month's special is buy 2 get 1 free.

One of my favorite new images is called Clownkin Kiss. Oh, who am I kidding, they are all my favorites.
I just love this couple, they are so cute and make me smile everytime I look at my card.

I created a 5x5 card, used cardstock and designer paper for a SU pack that I have been saving. Added yellow ribbon, prima with flower brad and blue bling in the corners.  The edges of the image are inked in coordinating blue ink. The image has stickles and glitter gel pen added for texture.

Have a great week,

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Formal Holiday Cards

Silver, Black and Punches Card Kits

When I first starting working with this card kit I was a little intimated. This is totally out of my craft 'box' and I was not sure what to do with supplies since there are no stamped images, only punches and embossed cardstock.  I am pretty happy with the way they all turned out. 

I added the silver ribbon and black bling on the flower punches.

On this card I added the emblished ribbon and bling on the punches.

I added the butterfly ribbon to this card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, December 11, 2009

Scrapbooking with Supplies On-Hand


I am pretty sure you  have a large supply stash, either for stamping or scrapbooking that is hidden from your husband.......shhh....I won't tell if you don't tell!

I created this double page 8x8 layout using only supplies from my stash.

For all the details visit (here) for my TGIF Scrappin' with Limited Supplies post.

Keep on Scrappin'

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Merry Christmas Snowman

The holiday countdown as begun.

I have been working feverishly to complete my holiday cards, I think I am almost done. 

This year I decided to use my stash of Christmas card kits to make all my cards.  I thought this would be easier than 'mass' producing a single card, so far so good. I prefer to create non-traditional colored Christmas cards.

I love the layout of this card and sparkly ribbon on the side. 

The image was a little big, but I think it works well.

This card was a pile it on challenge for myself and I think I did pretty good...wink....wink!!!

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Red and Green Must Not Bee Seen!
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge #81 Monochrome
Creative Inspirations  - Challenge #38 Non Traditional Christmas Colors
The Pink Elephant - Challenge #44 Your Favorite Christmas Color Combo
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Challenge #69 Sing A Christmas Carol (Frosty the Snowman)
Sew Many Cards - Winter Theme Challenge
Stamp Something - Glitzy Somethings Challenge
Pile it On - Challenge #27 Tinsel Town (Use Glitter)
Incy Wincy - Challenge 21 Snowflakes

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ildi Co's Creative Challenge #6

Ildi Co.'s next blog challenge is Black and Bright, create any project using black and any bright colors for contrast.  I just had to playing along with this one.  I love bold and bright colors! 

For my card I used one of Ildi Co.'s new cuddles images, go here to check out all the images. 

I used an embossed black cardstock background, pink designer paper, matted the image in an embossed turquoise cardstock, flower slide, ribbon and of course added Stickles to the image.

Just click here, to play along.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

24 Days of Christmas

Good Morning and Happy Sunshine Stamps Tuesday! 

We are expecting a big snow storm in the Chicagoland area today and into Wednesday with significant snow fall.  I love living here but really don't like the winters. YUCK!!! 

This week Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring day 12 of the 25 Days of Christmas Challenges over at Show and Tell on Ning....go here to check out all the challenges.

Here is the sketch for our Design Team Challenge.

Sunshine Stamps has so many new and very cute Holiday digital images this season.  For my design team card I used Snow Mitten and Warm Mitten Wishes sentiment. You can go here to check out all the holiday season digi images.  I used a lavendar, blue and white color combo, added Stickles to the cuff of the mitten, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, shimmery purple ribbon and blue baubles.  I inked the sentiment in coordinating blue ink. It is hard to see but I outlinged the mitten image with a glitter gelly pen.

Stay Warm,

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ildi Co. Snopals and Cuddles

Good Morning and Happy Monday!!!!

I am so excited about all the new Ildi Co. images that are available.
You can go here to check them all out.

I just love this Cuddles image. 
My daughter said it looks like he is trying to give the snowman a Christmas kiss and I agree with her.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far. 
I am looking forward to relaxing during my holiday break.

Merry Kiss-mass,

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Got Cake?!?

Got Cake?!? This little doggie makes me smile everytime I look at him. 

This is a card I made from a card kit in my stash.  Card kits are some much fun and make creating cards easy and quick.  Included in the kit was all the elements you see on my card.  The image is colored with my Bic Mark-it, I recently purchased a set of the ultra-fine tip and totally love them.  They make coloring detailed images much easier.

Happy Day To You,

Saturday, December 5, 2009

You are so sweet........

I am so excited.......I completed another wonderful card using a card kit from the stash that lives under my crafting table, lol.

I just L-O-V-E the way this card turned out.  I used kraft card stock for the base and added the embossed Cranberry card stock, all the other elements were included in the card kit. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Scrapbooking Supplies.Net DT Debute!!!

Woot Woot!!!!
It's My Scrapbooking Supplies.Net Design Team Debute.

I was so excited when my SCS friend Terria asked me to be apart of this awesome design team. 
For the month of December we will be focusing on Christmas projects. 
I created this layout using a 5x7 Christmas 2007 photo of my daughter Jenna, double matted the photo in coordinating red and blue card stock, used red and white ribbon, white brads, a 3-D K and Company Christmas sentiment and 3 large felt snowflakes.

The layout is simple, I did not want to distract from the background paper and 5x7 photo.

Besure to check back and she what we are up to next week.

Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sunshine Stamps - MMSC30

Happy Thursday!  Is it just me or is this week going by extra slow. Oh Friday....were are you?!? 

This week Sunshine Stamps is sponsoring Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #30 (MMSC30). The theme this week is Wings and Things or anything that can fly in the air.  I used Martha Stewart's Snowflake Punch for my 'flying' snowflakes.

I am really excited about the way my card turned out this week. I was so wrapped up in working with the sketch and making it all 'work', I totally forgot to include the sentiment....oops!! 
I used Christmas designer paper, red and green bling, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, scalloped rectangles and stickles.

Other challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenge #43 - Color Me Wonderful

Happy Thursday,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Totally Pink Christmas

I am super excited about the next round of the Secret Sister Card Kit Swap hosted by Colleen on SCS that starts in January 2010. 
My wonderful SS sent me a 'bonus' card kit to get the next round started. 
She sent a card kit to make all three of these beautiful cards.  I love the non-traditional pink, blue, greeen and cranberry designer paper and the pink ribbon and brads.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Is.....Family

Happy Sunshine-y Tuesday! 

Sunshine Stamps DT challenge this week was to use the provided image and sentiment, but there is a twist......using paper pieceing on your image.  After the panic attack subsided and I focused on the task at hand, I created this 12x12 scrapbook page layout. The wonderful thing with digi images you can make them as big or as small as you need them.  I am very happy with this layout and my over all ability to paper piece.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wowzers!!! My Very First Blog Award

O-M-Gosh!!!!  I am so excited and I can't stop jumping up and down (well not literally).  I just received my very first blog award from my wonderful blogging friend Jenny (Playing is a Passion). You are awesome Girlfriend!!!

Here is what you need to do to receive this award......

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
7 Things About Me.....
1. I am a Twilight addict - Go Team Edward!
2. I love the color pink.
3. I have been married for 23 wonderful years to my HS sweetheart.
4. I don't like Jello.
5. I love Reese Peanut Butter Cups.
6. I am a reality TV addict and need help.
7. I am going to be an Auntie for the first time in March 2010 and it's a boy!!!

Now for my nominees:

Jerusha   April    Marsha    AnnMarie    Janet   Jeanne    Jacki

Merry Christmas Snopals!

Good Morning and Happy Monday! 

For today's Ildi Co. DT post I decided to create an 8x8 scrapbook page layout using  Snopals Present. 
I used traditional Christmas Green, Red and White on my layout, added ribbon and a sentiment to create a border.
 I think the 2 different sizes of red flowers add a nice touch to the layout. 

Happy Holidays,

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lil' Chick Shopping Spree

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. 

Did you start Christmas shopping? Maybe hit the sales on Black Friday.

This image is just adorble, I love how he is balancing all the presents on his head...hehehehehehe.
I think he spent Friday shopping at the mall.

I created this card using a card kit received from a SCS swap. 
Used SCS Sketch 254 and colored the image with Bic Mark-it alls. 

The Corrosive Challenge #40 Red and Green
The Pink Elephant Challenge #43 - Color Me Wonderful
Use your favorite coloring medium.  I love my Bic Mark-it alls and use them all the time.

Have a great weekend,

Friday, November 27, 2009

Summertime Fun Scrapbook Pages

Hi! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. 

These are pages from the Summer of 2008.  We took a weekend trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin and the beach.  This was Jenna's first trip to the beach and she had a blast.

This page was completed with a scrapbooking page kit I received from a swap on SCS. Included in the kits was both borders, photo mat and the emblishments. There was no swapper name included.

These 2 pages were completed with a 12x12 page kit created by Rhoshoun.

These 2 pages were completed with a kit that was created by BflosStamp.

I created these 2 pages with a border kit that was created by NancyLuvsMickey

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look,