Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Remembering Mom...

Hi All!

Thanks for coming by today. I'm afraid I had something awful happen to my family & I last week which is why I've been MIA again so to speak. My lovely Mother passed away from what we believe was a massive heart attack in her sleep, she was only 62 years old & should not have left us so soon. We laid her to rest this past Saturday & have been working daily to get my Dad settled & take care of her things & just outright letting it "sink" in. I will say last Wednesday 10/20/2010 was one of the worst days of my life so far. I will return to my "day job" tomorrow which happens to be a place she worked for 12 years so I expect to be a bit overwhelmed with questions & condolences, in fact I've had some form of flowers or plants delivered to my door everyday since Saturday & appreciate all those who have been so nice. I especially want to shout out to my fellow members of the DT with The Character Cafe along with the owners Kendra & Kelly as well I appreciate all the condolences, thoughts & prayers sent my way last week. I can't say I'm back in full swing or partial swing yet for that matter but I'm working on it my Mom knew how much I loved this hobby & wouldn't want me to stop so I'll be back :) For now I leave you with a picture of my Mom, her name was Penny & she was worth oh so much more than that.
Thanks again for coming by!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I'm Back

Good Evening, how are you? As promised here is my entry into a challenge this week using the oh so cute digi image "Mary" from The Character Cafe. Here's the challenge I chose:

I chose the Mojo Monday challenge & here is what I came up with:

A closer look:

For this card I used a MS border punch, Rectangle Nestabilities, paper from my scraps, a new Cuttlebug Winter folder, ribbon & copics of course :)

Oh and here's my helper for today only I wore her out:

This would be "Maddie" she's my youngest fur ball, almost 4 & she is attached to me :) This is one of her favorite positions to sleep in, needless to say we have many pictures of her in this position :)

Thanks for coming by today, I hope to spend some valuable time in my stamp room tomorrow that is in between being my DD's chauffeur & picking up whatever she needs me to "pick up"... Oh the life of having a "female teenager"... I'm sure some of you can relate.

TCC Blog Hop Winner!

Hi All! Sorry for the MIA this past week, I've had "computer" problems & haven't had much time when I've had a computer to post I've also not had much time to create either :(. I do hope to get somethings done today...

But I did want to announce the winner of my blog's TCC blog hop comments from last week, this person wins the adorable Mary image. The winner is:

****** Lora Oliver ******

Lora be sure to contact me so I can get your cutie image to you! Congratulations!

Thanks for coming by this morning, be sure to come by later today to see what I've come up with for a challenge using this very same image! Have a good day!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

TCC October Blog Hop!

Hi there! So glad you came by for this month's TCC blog hop, if you didn't come from The Character Cafe Store then you'll want to start there and then head on over here!

This month's new releases are oh so cute, I worked with the new image called appropriately "Mary", here's what I came up with:

A closer look:

For this card I used a new Sizzix embossing folder & border punch, a Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities & of course Bling. Such a sweet image, isn't it? Be sure to leave a comment here & all the DT's blogs for your chance to win the image we each worked with!

Now be sure to head on over to one of the newest DT members blog Debra (or DJ) and see what she has to share!

Thanks for coming by Happy Hopping!

Happy 2nd Birthday

Hello & thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is going well, I'm off now until Monday so I hope to catch up on a bunch of things! Hoping that is... Today I'm sharing a card I made for someone for their grandson's 2nd birthday. I used the oh so cute The Character Cafe Birthday Spott along with some paper I purchased at Michael's, some star bling I colored with Copics & a star border punch oh & I can't forget I colored him with Copics too!

A close up:

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the TCC monthly blog hop, this hop will have work from the new DT & the ladies came up with some really cute new images!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mummy Halloween

Hello & Happy Sunday to you! Hope you've had a nice weekend, mine was way busy with DD's Homecoming & such... Today I'm sharing a really cute card made with a $1 stamp from Michael's, isn't he cute? It's a little mummy & all the paper used was from my scraps, I so love using up scraps, don't you? Anyway, off to watch the Chicago Bears play tonight, talk to you soon!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Blog Candy! Blog Candy! Blog Candy!

I'm finally satisfied with my picture of the candy I'm offering for back when I hit 250 posts... Here's what I'm offering:

There's ink pads, lots of ribbon, prima flowers, Christmas sticker & such, brads, clips, frames & a whole bunch of images for coloring (you can't see those in the picture I'm afraid).

All you have to do is the following:

1.) Become a follower to my blog.
2.) Leave me a comment on this post.

I will use to assist in picking the winner & I will do so on Saturday October 23rd.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Happy Halloween Little Cupcake

Good Saturday Morning to you! Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you haven't done so already be sure to check out the blog candy I'm offering.

Today I'd like to share a card I made for Halloween using a cute set of digi images from The Cutting Cafe:

A closer view:
Cute isn't it? Super easy card to make too as The Cutting Cafe has so many images to choose from in their packages - it was a no brainer for me to pick the background with the saying & the cupcake to match.

Now I'd like to share a bag I made for Halloween using a Sew Many Cards image called Tayla IN Pumpkin:

A close up:

This was just made using a small lunch bag & some background paper from an old DCWV paper stack, I used the new Nestabilities called Lace Squares too!

Hope you enjoyed my projects today & have a great day!

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Character Cafe Challenge Friday

Hello everyone, I hope you're having an awesome week. My week has been rather busy, it's DD's Homecoming week so that always means running around here & there. I'm sure some of you know what I'm talking about. Before I share this week's TCC challenge card I wanted to announce that I've been invited to another term with TCC's DT & here are the rest of the new team:


Now on to today's challenge which is to use Orange, Ribbon & Two Embellishments:

A close up:

Hope you have a great day & thanks for stopping by!