Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finally Done!!!

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful and restful Christmas holiday.  
Ours was wonderful, the whole family was together and we had a great time. 

I am on vacation this week...YIPPEE!!!  I am working on finishing a few projects.  This is a quilt I made a few months ago and today I finally finished hand sewing the binding on it.  Brown and pink is my very favorite color combo and I just love the way this lil' throw turned out. 

 Here is a close up of the design. 
Tonight is girls movie night and I still need to get ready.
Just wanted to say hi and let you know what I have been up to this week.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

And The Stockings Were Hung......

.....by the chimney with care!

Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Hope you are having a blessed and joyous day.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blue Rose Tattoo

Woke up this morning doin' a lil' dance.  My last work day for 2 weeks. 
I just love having this time off and look forward to it every year. 

This is one of my favorite stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps.
Her name is Blue Rose Tattoo. 
She is colored with Copics and Bic Mark-It Alls. 
I added a lil' Stickles to all the blue roses.

Merry Christmas,

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twinkle Toes

YAHOO!!! Only 4 more days of work till Christmas break.  I can't wait. 
I have no plans between the holidays and I love it that way. 

I started round 2 of antibiotics for this sinus infection yesterday.  I hope this works.  I am sick of being sick!!!!

This will be the last Glitterbabe's Challenge for the 2010. 

Our challenge is to use snowflakes and make it glitter on your creation.  

I am very happy with the way this card turned out. 
I was not too sure about the lace, but I LOVE IT!!!!!
You can check out what the design created and play along, here.

Challenges -

The entire design team hopes you have a safe and blessed holiday season. 
I want to thank Stef (AKA Glitterbabe) for inviting me to be apart of her design team.  I am having so much fun and the girls are just great.  I am so thankful and blessed to call Stef my friend.  Thanks Girl!!! 

Merry Christmas,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FBD Challenge and Something Special

Time for an all new Fresh Brewed Design Challenge
This week our theme is 'Merry Christmas'.
The design team has once again out did themselves.  To see all the creations, go here.  
I am using Santa Baby.  You can see all of the cute digi designs, here.
This challenge will run for two weeks.
So plenty of time to make those last minute Christmas cards and play along. 

Challenges -
Paper Playtime - Challenge #29 Snowmen
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - #49 Anything Goes Christmas
Stamp Something - December Digi Day Challenge
Digital Tuesday Challenge - #89 Sparkling Christmas plus a Digi
The Pink Elephant - #90 Winter Wonderland
One Stitch at a Time - #43 Anything Goes
Ellephantastic Challenge - #21 Winter/Christmas
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Last Minute Christmas Projects


Each and every time I sit down at my craft table my daughter wants to play along right with me.
The past weekend she made me this card.  I just love it!!!! 

She spelled Santa Claus, it's kinda hard to read.  She spelled Santa 'Sanda' and Claus "Klas".  Not too bad for just sounding out the words.  She just wrote over it when Daddy told her it was mis-spelled. 
Now a mommy would have left it. Am I right?!?!?
I laugh each time I look at it, his beard it purple and his face is blue.
  This is my daughter, she is always thinking outside the box!

Stitchy Bears Kids - December Challenge - Christmas
Inside Reads - Love Mom I Know You Have Been Sick Mommy.

This brought tears to my eyes.  I was really sick a few weeks ago with a sinus infection and I am still a little congested.  I am so proud of her!  She is so caring and does worry about her family.  Funny how she is only 5 1/2 years old and knows that Mommy is still a lil' sick.

Hugs to you and your family.  I hope you have a blessed Christmas holiday.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

OMGosh......Take A Look At This Blog Candy!!!!

OMG!!! I still cannot believe this blog candy give-a-way.  It is full of so many goodies, I don't even know where to start.  Go here and see for yourself!!

This picture is just one of over 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FBD Exclusive Digi For Card Cupids

Good Morning!  Brrrrrr.....it's cold outside. 
It is currently 3 degrees with a wind chill of -10 degrees. 

Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs has created exclusive digi images to support Card Cupids.
Card Cupids is a wonderful organization that sends cards to children in need.  All proceeds from this image will be donated to Card Cupids.  If you would like more information on how you can help by donating cards, please check out Card Cupids.

Here's a link to their Facebook page.
Here's a link to their Paper Craft Planet page.

Click the image to order. 
Each image is only $2.00.  A little bit, but can make a BIG difference.


I have more exciting news to share with my blogging friends. 
Our son, Jon has been accepted to Western Illinois University, Fall 2011!!!!! 
Go Leathernecks!

We are so proud of him.  He is the first in our family to be accepted to an University. 
I have experienced so many emotions in the last 12 hours. 
It is an exciting time and a lil' scary that in no time at all I will be sending my baby boy off to college.

Hope you are having a great day and stay safe,

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Rose!

Good Morning, hope you are having a blessed Sunday.
Today I am going to play at my craft table all day.  The weather is terrible!!!! 
My boys will be watching the Bears game so what a better way to spend my day.

It's been awhile since I played with my Sweet Pea Stamps and I sure missed them.
This is Blue Rose Tatoo, I know she's not blue....hehehehe.

I just love the purple and orange color combo. 
The embosed background is an oldie from my stash. 
I added a lil' bit of stickles to the image.
She is colored with my Bic Mark-it Alls and Copics.

Hope you are staying warm,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let's Sparkle and Shine!

Good Morning!
It's time for another Fresh Brewed Challenge.  This week we want you to
Sparkle and Shine!!!!!!

This week I am using Holly Angel Cakes. You can shop all the images, here.

I used a shimmery ribbon, added stickles to her wings and dress and used a white gel pen to make dots on the sentiment and red cardstock.

Top Tip Tuesday - #13 Use Ribon
One Stitch At A Time - Challenge #42 Old Stash, New Stash
(New Stash - Digi Image, Old Stash - Everything Else, LOL)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge #133 Christmas Card
Craft Your Passion Challenges - #35 Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Christmas Color Combo
ABC Christmas Challenge - 'Y' for Yuletide Challenge
(Use 1 or all, Candles, Holly and Berries or Red/Green)
Moving Along With The Times - #75 For Someone Special
Lili of the Valley - Challenge #76 A Few of My Favorite Things
(Digi Stamps, Ribbon and Stickles)
Ellephantastic Challenge - #20 Red and Green
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Flutter By Wednesday - Open Challenge (Must have wings)
The Pixie Cottage - #48 Sparkle and Shine
Creative Belli Blog - Use Christmas Emblishments/Paper
Mixed Media Monday - 'Tis The Season
Challenge Up Your Life - #32 Christmas/Advent
ECP Challenges - #27 Christmas
Sundays with Chrissy - #13 Christmas is Coming
Let's Craft and Create - #8 It's Christmas
Frosted Designs - Glitter
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Sparkly Christmas

The Design Team has some amazing projects.  Be sure to stop by the challenge blog.

Have a blessed day,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Toad-ally Love You!!!

Do you just love this cute lil' froggie?  I know I sure do!

Stef is a wonderful person and has some of the darn cutest digi images.  I
 hope you will take a few minutes to stop by her on-line digi shop to take a look.
This image also comes with a sentiment that says.....I toad-ally love you! 
I used it inside the card and toad-ally forgot to take a picture....hehehehe!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ohhhh Santa Baby........

........put a sable under the tree for me!!!!  PLEASE......I have been extra good this year....hehehehe.

This week's Glitterbabe Challenge is sponsored by Digi's with Attitude. I am so in love with Grumpy Gretchen.  She has the right 'tude for every occasion. Be sure to stop by and check her out.

Our challenge is to create a card using buttons and don't forget make it sparkle. I knew exactly where to go for my buttons, these snowflakes have been hanging out in my stash for some time and I am so excited to finally use them. I used Icicle Stickles to make the fur sparkle for the holidays.

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Let's Get All Girly
One Stitch At A Time - Bling It Up
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me
One Stop Craft Challenge Blog - Christmas Cuties

Hope you can play along with us this week.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


....one cupcake at a time!

Grab a cup'o joe it's time for this weeks Fresh Brewed Design Challenge.

This week Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs is releasing her new line of digis. 
This is Emma, isn't she beautiful. 
Besure to stop by the store and see all the new images, here.

Our challenge this week is Red, Pink and White. 
I just love the background paper, it goes perfectly with our challenge.
The challenge blog has all the details. 
I hope you will take some time from the holiday hustle and bustle and play along with us.
 The design team has brewed up some lovely projects this week.

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes Birthday
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
I Did it Creations Challenge Blog - Surprise Me
One Stitch At A Time - Bling It Up

Enjoy your day,