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,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! 

I want to wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving day. 
I  will be spending my day with my family.  We will be enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at my parent's home.
Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Merry Kiss-mas!!!

Good Morning and A Happy Hello!!

Christmas is only one month away.....ugh!....I know I'm not ready are you?  I love the holiday season, but I always feel rush and hurried to get everything done. 

Today's Ildi Co. card was created using the new Snopals Kiss image.
This months special is buy 2 images get 1 image free, you can go here to shop.

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Everytime a Bell Rings.........

Good Morning and Happy Sunshine-y Tuesday!

Our latest Sunshine Stamps DT challenge was to pick one of the the new Christmas sentiments and create a card with the sentiment and the coordinating image. 

For my design team card, I chose 'Angels' Wings' and I just love the Christmas tree image that was created to match this image.  The first time I ever watched 'It's a Wonderful Life' was two Christmas' ago, I know (eyes rolling) when have I been,  it is a classic. 

I used SCS Sketch - SC237, coordinating Christmas DP, stickles on the tree and presents, red cardstock, green cardstock base and baubles.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas Crackers (Any Christmas Card)
Bee Crafty Challenge 18 - Add Some Sparkle
It is hard to see, but the tree and gifts have sparkle.

Happy Tuesday,

Monday, November 23, 2009

It's A Blue, Blue Monday!

I'm not blue, I love Ildi Co Mondays.

This week's DT card was made with Ildi Co, new Snopals images......check them out here.
This month's special is buy 2 images get one F-R-E-E!!

I used Snopal Top Hat to create my blue holiday card. I love creating holiday cards in non-traditional colors.  I used blue and cream DP, white cardstock for the base.  The image and dp are matted in shimmery blue matching cardstock, Martha Stewart snowflake punch with a blue bauble in the middle and of course I added some Stickles to his top hat and bow tie.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT Monday,

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Jenny at Ildi Co's Creative Challenges has a Christmas Inspiration Challenge, chose any Christmas song and let it inspire you to create a project. 

For my DT card I chose 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' and used Snopals Star (check out all Ildi's image, here.) I added stickles to the star and Mommy Snowman's cap, created the sentiment on the computer and used cream colored cardstock for the base and holiday designer paper.

Besure to stop by the challenge blog and submitted your card by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

Happy Saturday,

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ildi Co - New Releases!!!

Good Morning and TGIF!!!!

I am so excited about Ildi Co. new releases, go here to check them all out.
This month's special is buy 2 images get 1 free. 

Today's card is Lolita Purse, she is so fun and perfect for teens. I love her chunky shoes and little purse.  The image is colored and blended with watercolor pencils, purple dp and black cardstock, layered flower punches, sparkley ribbon and added purple and black stickles.

Cupcake Craft Challenges  - Digital Image
Cute Card Thursday - Tween Terrors
Card Sketch - SC245

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some Assembly Required

Happy Thursday! 

Sunshine Stamps has a new line of digi Christmas sentiments, check them out here. When Sunshine issued the DT a challenge to create a card and focus only on the sentiment, I knew exactly which one I would create my card with.  For my DT card I chose the 'Some Assembly Required' sentiment.  This is my mom's favorite saying during the winter months.  She has several winter and Christmas decorations that have this sentiment.  I used blue cardstock base, blue and white snowflake designer paper and wrapped it all up like a present with silver ribbon and created a 'gift' tag with the sentiment.  The edges are inked in blue and added a few baubles at the corner. I added silver stickles to the snowflakes on the image.

Be sure to stop by Sunshine Stamps store, this month's special is buy 2 or more digi images and receive a FREE Christmas image. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thank You Cuddles

Post Number 2 for Today, Please Scroll Down!!!

I am so excited about my next Ildi Co. Cuddles card.
This is the first time I used a mono-chromatic color scheme.  I think it turned out pretty darn cute.
The designer paper is a Stampin Up 6x6 pack that I have been hording for a VERY long time, used red cardstock, inked the white cardstock behind the striped DP with Ruby Red and added an over-sized Prima and 'Thank You' sentiment.

Squigglefly Challenge #28 - Thank You
Stamp Something Challenge - Thank You

Thanks for looking,

Lest We Forget.........

Veteran's Day has come and gone, but we need to remember each and every day the men and women, both past and present, who serve and protect The United States of America each day.

I used Sunshine Stamp's Soldier Bunny (do you see his ears saluting you) and 'Lest We Forget' sentiment for my card. 
Image is colored with pencils, used moss green card stock and desginer paper from my stash.
It is a very simple layout, I did not want to take away from the meaning of the card. 

Thanks for looking and God Bless,

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sunshine Stamps Red Hot Tuesday

Hi! (Wavin' From Illinois)
I hope you are having a great day!

Today is Sunshine Stamps Red Hot Tuesday.
He is just ready and waiting to come to the rescue. 
I used red embossed cardstock for the background, colored the image with watercolor pencils, then blended, added stickles to the water.

Cupcake Challenge #65 - Goin' Digi
The Corrosive Challenge #38 - Let's Emboss Something
Creative Inspiration #35- New or Neglected (This is a new digi image for me.)

Thanks for looking,

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ildi Co. Mondays - Snopals

Happy Monday! 
Can you believe that is is mid-November already!?!

Have you checked out Ildi Co. new Snopals? They are so adorable and perfect for holiday cards. 
I used craft brown cardstock for the base, Christmas designer paper (from ye 'ole stash), gold ribbon, red eyelets, a sparkly red flower, scalloped circle punch and a Merry Christmas sentiment. The sentiment is inked in Palette Ruby Red ink.
I recently discoverd this clever little pen that makes snow when heated.

Be Thankful Today,

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Family Christmas Card

Where did the year run away to? 
I can't belive that it is almost time for the snow to start falling.  A perfect time of the year to stay inside curled up with a good book or get caught up on paper crafts. I could do either one and be oh so happy.
I am getting a head start this year on my Christams cards.  I am always running late getting them in the mail, if they make it at all.  I made this adorable penguin card from a kit in my card kit stash that is under my craft table and calls my name everytime I set down.

Stay Warm,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Crafty Critters Challenge #11

I am excited to be hosting the next challenge for our Crafty Critters Blog Group on SCS.
My challenge to the group is:
Create a non-traditional Christmas card using the following elements:

No Red or Green
Use Ribbon and Stickles on your card.

As I was gathering together my Holiday and Winter card kits (that I have been hording for the last year) and I found this beautiful kit from April Lower.
Included in the kit that April sent were the snowflake brads, the designer paper and the sentiment. 
She also sent several different stated images, tons of white cardstock and designer paper and a bunch more brads.
This card kit called to me and was perfect to complete this challenge.
Thank you April and ((HUGS))!!!

It is really hard to tell, but I did Stickle the center of each of the little snowflakes on the designer paper with white Stickles.

Thanks for looking and stay warm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's A Sunshine-y Tuesday!!!

For today's Sunshine Stamps design I used Gardener Bunny.  My mom has a wonderful veggie and flower garden and she loves to spend her summer days tending to it. 
Her birthday is December 5, this will be a perfect card for her.

Happy Tuesday!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ildi Co. Mondays - Snowpals Are Here!!!!

Happy Monday! 

Did you get to spend some time at the Three's A Charm Blog Hop this weekend?  I hope you had a chance to 'hop' around and check out all the creativity these gals have.
The blog hop was hosted by:
Ildi Co. released their new line of digi images on November 7th........Snowpals are here and they are so cute. This month's special is buy 2 get 1 free. When you place your order just indicate in the comments the image you would like for free.

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Snow Much Fun - Create a card with snow on it.
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 34 - Red and Black

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, November 8, 2009

With Love......From Cuddles

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. 

This week Wincy Incy Designs had a sketch challenge.

For my card I used Ildi Co. Cuddles Kuma Fleur.

Besure to check out this month's Ildi Co. special buy two images get one free. When placing your order just indicate the image you would like for free in the comments.

The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder that a friend sent me and I added Grape Stickles to the flower.

Thanks for looking,

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Fall Y'All

This is my submisson to Sunshine Stamps for the Design team position.

Fall is in full swing!
The colors have changed, the fields have been plowed, the pumpkins are carved and Thanksgiving is just around the corner
I am thankful for my family, friends and my best friend; my wonderful husband. 
Chuck is my high school sweetheart and I can't image being with anyone else.

I made this card with the freebie image from Sunshine Stamps
6x6 Card
Cardstock Base is sponged with Old Olive
Used Creative Memories Leaf Punch
The 3-D acorn emblishment is from my stash.
I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color the image.
Then the image is sponged using shimmer chalks in coordinating colors.

Thanks for looking and Happy Fall,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Your Special Delivery - Challenge #2

Good Morning!  I hope you are having a great week.

Your Special Delivery offered 'Franny' for their current challenge. The challenge was create a card or project using Franny.  I created a Halloween card, the designer paper and cardstock scraps are from previous cards. Franny is colored with watercolor pencils then blended, I added a little bit of Stickles to her hair and trick or treat bag.

I used TESC#89 for layout inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Love Bug Layouts

Good Morning!!!  How are ya today?  I am fantastic. 

I completed this layout with a border kit that I received from a swap on SCS.  Included in the kit were two black check borders, lady bug journaling tag, 4 ladybugs, and two photo mats.  I added the some additional empblishments to complete the pages. The 'Love' title is from a Letter of the Word swap, the edges are sponged with Pallete Ruby Red, I added the red ribbon and brads to accent the photos and did a little doodle with the lady bugs.  I really like the way this layout turned out.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches #18 Sponsored by Ildi Co.

Good Morning! 
Please be sure to scroll down, this is post number 2 for Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

Ildi Co. is sponsoring this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Here is sketch #18........

For my card I used Clownkins Curls and cut her out to add dimension to my card.
 I used Bic Mark-Its to color the image, ivory cardstock, pattern paper, ribbon and emblishments from my stash. 

Be sure to check out Tuesday Morning's Design Team cards.
Thanks for looking and have a sunny day,

I am on Sunshine Stamps Design Team and Blog Hop Info

Let's get excited, I just can't hide it
I'm about to lose control and I think I like it
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it......(Sorry, no other song came to mind)
I am a proud member of Sunshine Stamps Design Team.
I am so excited to be apart of such a wonderful design team and even more excited to bring you my first DT post.
Sunshine's Sunny Bunny digi images are so much fun to create with.
I used one of the newest releases, Nerd Bunny and 'I tried to be normal' sentiment.
The card is a standard A2 size, I used mustard yellow, cranberry, and sky blue cardstocks, the DP and ribbon are from my stash. I inked the sentiment with Ruby Red.

Three's A Charm Blog Hop

Mark your calendars for this FABULOUS BLOG HOP!!!!!!
November 7th
Win: Images and Prizes!!! Tracey From The Stamping Boutique has generously provided a set of 12 COPIC MARKERS as a prize to one of our lucky winners!!
We hope to see you there!


Monday, November 2, 2009

The Corrosive Challenge #36 - No Cards

Please scroll down, this is post number 2.

Good Morning and Happy Monday!!!

Janet over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog posted a challenge I could not resist.  I love to scrapbook and have been working on an album of a mini vacation our family took during the Summer of 2008 to Kenosha, Wisconsin.
 If you are ever in the area, you have to stop by the Jelly Belly Factory, it is a fun tour and F-R-E-E.
I created these pages using a SU set I borrowed from a friend, sorry I don't have the name. The ribbon is weaved through the borders, the pink butterflies are cut out to give the pages a 3-D effect.

Happy Scrapping,

Ildi Co. Mondays!

Good Morning!

Today's Ildi Co. design is created with Cuddles Kuma Fleur.  I really love this little guy, he makes me smile. 

When I sat down to color several images my darling daugther, Jenna was just inchin' to help mama color and make cards.  She started to hand me markers and was very good at coming up with different color combos.   She decided we needed to color one Cuddles pink, to match her own teddy bear. Real men wear pink, right?  I created a birthday card she can give to a friend in her Pre-K class.
I used an embossed Happy Birthday background and scraps to complete the card.

Thanks for looking.  Hugs,