Friday, December 24, 2010

Anything Goes this Christmas Eve

Hi there & thanks for coming by today! Not sure about you but it's been one busy week for me. Because of my Mom passing away a very few months ago the rest of the family & I decided to switch things up a bit & I'm having a Holiday Open House today from 2-8. This way those family & friends that paid a visit or sent their love can come by & see the family under a bit better circumstances. Don't get me wrong though these next two days are going to be super hard as this was Mom's favorite holiday. But needless to say I'm busy & will be a bit more the next couple of days. Here's a cute picture of Mom, "Love you Mom"

This was actually Thanksgiving 2008 when we all had just recently lost not one but two uncles on the same day just a month before the holidays. Mom had a few to drink with us that day & just enjoyed her Birthday cake a bit too much :) Anyway thank you for letting me go on...

I did however take a bit of me time this week & completed this week's Sew Many Cards Challenge Anything Goes. Here's my card:

A closer view:

Okay for this card I used Halen in Hat which is one of my favs along with a newer Sizzix embossing folder for the background & the sentiment is from a set from All that Scraps. I again thank you for coming by & be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the other design team members came up with & consider joining us this week, it's a super easy challenge!

Oh & I'm working on this week's Freebie Friday for the store blog as well so be sure to check there too!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Final Christmas Projects

I think so anyway... here's a few cards I made for Christmas that I've never gotten around to post.

These are from the ever so cute 2010 Christmas collection with Stampavie, as you may recall I couldn't decide a few months ago which one to get so I had to get a bunch, sound familiar?


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Thanks for stopping by today, off to clean & bake today...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Final TCC Challenge

Yes you read that right, this is my final TCC challenge card as the challenge blog will be closing & there's no longer a need for me to create with these awesome images. There's still challenges going on for the rest of the month & the store will remain open it's just the challenge part is closing down. This week's challenge is to create something with "Dazzle" like foil, shiny stuff, think anything with a mirror look. Here's what I came up with:

A closer look:

I used royal blue foil paper & one of the new release images for December called: Whimtree, cute tree isn't it?

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Kendra & Kelly for the honor of being on their design team for what I think was almost a year. They are a couple of great artists & working with their images was such a pleasure, I plan to continue working with these images for a long time, thanks ladies! I'd also like to thank the Design Team, starting with the coordinator Fink, great job keeping things going each week, thanks & the rest of the team as well it was a pleasure working with you all Cleota, Lola, Jessica, DJ, Chelsea, Georgia, Joyce & Nancy, I hope to see you all in blog world in the future, take care!

SMC Challenge Friday!

Hi everyone! So glad you stopped by today, gosh I cannot believe what a busy week it's been for me, tonight's the first night this week that I'm not in the kitchen making cookies or wrapping gifts, the Holiday season can be so much fun but wow the work that goes into it... anyway, this week SMC is challenging you to create a Winter Project & here's what I came up with:

A closer look:

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog & see what the rest of the Design Team came up with & why not join us?...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Project to Share

Hello Everyone! Hope the sun is shining where ever you are... it's not shining here in fact they are talking about rain changing to snow - 5 inches or so then blustery cold like 25 below zero, that's crazy for weather in the Midwest in December, I can't remember it ever being this cold in December. Anyway I'm sure it's yuckier somewhere else but I don't like it this way here so sorry for my rambling...

Okay on to what I wanted to share:

The cards:

The final package:

A closer look of one of the cards:

Well there were 50 cards here, made for a lady at work. She gave me the order in late September & I was finally able to deliver it to her right before Thanksgiving. I used the oh so cute image from Stampavie called Snowy Cuddles. Thanks for coming by today & stay warm :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

SMC Challenge Friday

Hello, thanks for coming by today! It's that time again, challenge Friday at Sew Many Cards! This week the challenge is to use "Flowers" & the challenge is appropriately called "Flower Power". Here's my card:

A closer look:

For this one I used the oh so cute Marvin Christmas Mouse from the November VIP package, cute isn't he? My flower is the beautiful Poinsettia, I used Lace Circle Nestabilities & a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Be sure to check out what the other DT members came up with for Flower Power!

Glitter, Glitter, Glitter

Challenge! Yep that's right today's Friday & time for another The Character Cafe Challenge. This week's challenge is to use, you guessed it "Glitter". Glitter & shiny things are so my favorite, I had a great time creating this card:

A closer look:

A bit of a better view of the glitter:

This is one of the new images from the latest release called Snow Friendly, super cute don't you think? I used some old DCWV glitter paper, those are the squares, the square lace Nestabilities & some pink bling. Hope you liked it, thanks for coming by today!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Character Cafe December Blog Hop!

Hi there everyone glad you came by for another blog hop with The Character Cafe. If you didn't start at the beginning you'll want to go the store first, if you're hopping along you should have come from Cleota's blog.

The images that Kendra & Kelly came up with this month are great, this one is called Sledding:

A close up:

Neat image isn't it? I used plaid paper from my stash & some sticker snowflakes as well. Now be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win this very image, then head on over to Fink's blog to see what she has to share. Have fun hopping, thanks again for coming by!

Snowflake Challenge Friday

Hi Everyone! Thanks for coming by today. This time of the year is just so super busy isn't it? I haven't had much time lately to do regular postings so hopefully my Friday postings make up for not being around much...

This week SMC is challenging us to use "snowflakes" on our project. I love snowflakes as they can be so different & look really great on a winter project. For my project I used the cute image Angela gave away few weeks back:

A closer look:

The background paper is from a new winter DCWV matstack & the snowflakes are Sizzix. What a fun project to make!

Be sure to join us & head on over to the challenge blog & Angela is have an awesome sale for the entire month of December, you won't want to miss out, head on over to the Sew Many Cards.

Friday, November 26, 2010

SMC Red & Green Challenge

This week SMC's challenge is to create a project with Red & Green, since it's officially "Christmas Time" this challenge is super easy, here's what I came up with:

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For this card I used the super cute image called Halen Wearing Santa Hat one of the images available in the November VIP. You can't go wrong with the VIP packages there's so many images for $10. I believe it's labels 10 Nestabilities, some bling & the paper is from an old DCWV Christmas matstack. Won't you come join us, just click here to head on over to the blog.

Oh one more sample to share today, this card is made with this week's SMC Freebie:

A closer look:

Isn't he cute? Be sure to head on over to the Sew Many Cards Blog & pick up your very own, it's only available for one day...

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Little Rascal... Scamp ...

Hello & thanks for coming by today! For my US blogger friends I sure hope you had a wonderful dinner with your loved ones today & that your Thanksgiving brought many new memories. I did for the first time ever we went out for our Thanksgiving dinner & although it was very different it was nice having someone else cook & clean for us.

Tonight I'm sharing a card I made for a new challenge blog I discovered called CardPatterns, this is a weekly sketch challenge & if you follow me or my blog you know how much I love sketches...

A closer look:

For this card I used the too cute digi image from The Character Cafe called Christmas Scamp along with the square lace Nestabilities, a light border punch, paper from my stash, little bulb bling & glitter bling. What a fun card to make sure hope you like it. Again thanks for coming by!


Good Morning everyone & thanks for coming by today, I don' have a project to share this morning but will have one later today. I wanted to wish all my blogger friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

I also wanted to share an award I received:

Thank you Radwa! Radwa happens to be a fellow DT member with Sew Many Cards & does wonderful work! In order to accept this award I need to do some things but wanted to share it with everyone now but I'll be back to edit this post & do what I'm supposed to do...