Saturday, December 31, 2011

Feel Better - Strawberry Kisses

Good morning!  My first post since the holidays. I've been so busy getting things ready for some new DT's that I recently joined!!!! I can't spill the beans yet....and boy is it hard!!  Soon I'll be able to shout it from the rooftops!

I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas. I had a great one. It was chaotic, but nice.  Plus momma got an iPad2, which made me a very happy lady!

Today is my very first post for Crafter's Companion!!! I was so excited to join their DT.  I am lucky to be postingon the Crafter's Companion Blog every Saturday!!! If you can't tell, there are so many wonderful things going on at Crafter's Companion.  If you are NOT familiar with Crafter's Companion I suggest you take a look at their store. You may actually find that you are famliar with them and didn't even know it! hehe  They are the carriers of lines such as SWALK, Humprey's (little elephants) and Popcorn the Bear.

The latest release is called Strawberry Kisses and they are the most adorable little kitties and doggies ever!! I think you will agree! I can't wait for you to see all of them!!

After much debating over which one to showcase for you I've decided to go with this adorable kitty in a pot. I was so nice to NOT be doing a Christmas card too!

It was so much fun to color! Did you know that Crafter's Companion now carrys alcohol ink pens? Spectrum Noirs are reasonably priced and just perfect to start your collection. You can check them out HERE. Also, have you tried out the Ultimate Tool? I have been using it for all my scoring needs. It's fabulous and folds up so nicely.

Thamks for looking and keep an eye out for all my exciting news and latest creations!!! 
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blog Candy WINNER

Good Morning. I just wanted to take a minute to announce the winner of my Blog Candy and to say hello!!!I hope you all had a great holiday.  Mine was busy and hectic, but great!! Now I am ready for a few days off from work to kick back and relax!!! 

On to the candy winner. I picked the number by, it was:

Tammejean, if you could please email me at with your information I will get that right out to ya!! ;-)  Congrats!!

P.S. If I do not get a response by Friday,  I will redraw for this Candy. :-(( 


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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Blog Candy time.....

 Click HERE to enter for a chance to win my blog candy!!! ;-))  Magnolias, Hero Arts, Spellbinders, MME, Stamping Bella and more.....

**This post will stay at the top until December 25th, for my RECENT Post - Please scroll down!! But before you do....Dont forget to enter my Blog Candy!! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fairy last one of the season!!

Hello Tuesday!  Here is my final Christmas card. I love making christmas cards but I have finally had enough! LOL Sad thing is, I didn't even get christmas cards out this year to my friends and family! pathetic, I know. I kept saying that I was going to take the kids and do some pictures....but time has just been flying!  It's hard to believe Christmas is only in a few days. So to all my family and friends, card this year.  Just hop on over to Facebook and you can see all the pictures you want! hehehe

This cute little stamps is called "Silver Fairy" by Wee Stamps, you can buy it from Whimsy Stamps. She was SO MUCH fun to color. I loved her hair and the wings...I can't wait to color her again!!  Those fabby papers that I used are from Graphic 45, love them! Another simple and clean card. I actually made this for a class at my LSS, but ended up canceling because I have had some sick kiddos in the house.   They best get better soon because we have Cookies to make and decorate and Christmas is almost here...and today starts their Winter Break....who wants to be sick during that!!

Anywho - Thats all I have for today.

  Please enter my blog candy if you haven't done so already.  Also, "LIKE" my Facebook Page! You can also find both of these things in the upper, right hand corner of my blog! ;-))))

Craft your Passion - Things with Wings
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Truly Madly - Christmas Colors
Dream Valley - Christmas

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Dear Santa....

Dear Santa, I want an iPad for christmas...and world peace. ;-)

6 days til Christmas!! I'm done shopping, I'm done wrapping....I'm done. Just plain done!  I don't want to see anything else to wrap, I don't want to see another cookie....I'm not even sure if I will be eager to bake for Christmas dinner desserts! LOL  Ok..maybe I'm not THAT done!

This past Saturday, my mom, sister, sis-in-law and a friend got together for our annual "cookie day". Cookie day is not for the's hours of non-stop baking!!  I mean, this is serious stuff. I had a list of about 20 some cookies to make. We got most of the list done. We could have gotten all of them done but my dear sister totally messed up one batch. Don't tell, but I messed up another one....we ran out of 1 ingredient for another cookie...and the rest...well we were beat! 

We got a later start this year because my daughter, who is 7, had a school play that morning. She was the narrator and she did an AWESOME job. I was so proud of her. She had to speak throughout the play in front of so many people. She was loud, clear and she showed emotion in her voice!!  It was a cute little play was a Gingerbread Man adaptation.

We got started baking after the play and baked until about 10:30 that night. Everybody left, I cleaned and finally sat down around midnight! I was exhausted and sick from the smell of cookies. lol  I still have a couple things I would like to bake. Not sure if I will get around to that though.

This little cutie is a digi from Krista Smith, Saturated Canary.  She is colored with Copic markers.  I glittered up that little nutcracker.  The sentiment is from the Michaels dollar bin! ;-) Quick, easy, simple card, not much else to say about it!! 

Don't forget there is still a couple of days to get in for my BLOG CANDY!
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Truly Madly Challenge - Christmas image and colors
Gingerloft - Winter or Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Paperplay - Christmas


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feed the birds....

Soooo....are you singing Mary Poppins yet? I am! LOL  "Feed the birds...lalalalalala" You know the part towards the end (where the movie gets boring, sorry)!!  I LOVE Mary Poppins, but boy the last part is a bit exhausting. Same goes for the running away part of the Sound of Music. I get a little bored....but it's my FAVORITE movie!!!!!!  I can recite pretty much every line! 

I like a variety of movies. My top 10 movies would have to be:

1. Sound of Music
2. Grease
3. Gladiator
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (yea I know it's not a "classic...but love it)
5. Godfather
6. Mary Poppins
7. Toy Story
8. Shindlers List
9. Goodfellas
10. Kill Bill

Honorable mentions would be - Sixth Sense, E.T, The Dark Night, X-Men Series, Twilight (crappy movies...but come on!) and the BEST christmas movie - ELF! hehe

So on to the reason we are all here.....I bought this adorable image from Mo Manning. Is she not adorable. When I see it, it reminds me of that song "Feed the birds" don't ask me why...but it just does!!! LOL Now, you are probably thinking I am crazy...but I can't help's what I think! LOL

Have you noticed I have been keeping my cards simple?  I have noticed that. I don't think that is a bad thing AT ALL...I actually like them. The coloring pops....and it doesn't look cluttered to me...I'm ok with it! Has your style or look changed over the years? I know my does!!

See this pretty little cookie??  It's a French Macaron. I made these the other night and they were DELICIOUS!  Omg...soooo yummy I can hardly explain it. I can't wait to make more with various flavors. You didn't know that I was such a baker too, huh!!  Well I am...I love to cook and bake!

DYSU - Winter
Little Miss Muffet - Buttons and Bows
Rainbows Lady's - Angels
Digital Tuesday - include digital element
Papertake Weekly -  I'm dreaming of and orange Christmas

Thats all for today!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Shining Star - Magnolia-licious DT

Yikes, Silly me didn't check on my posting last night and didn't realize that  never wrote anything in this! LOL So here I am....Ok - we have a special Challenge going on over at Magnolia-licious this MONTH.  Diana, the gracious store owner of Magnolia-licious, wants us to use STARS...and not just one...LOTS of Stars. At the end of the month, I do believe she is going to a couple of drawings. So be sure to enter!!!

I have used sneaky tilda, Trees and the Merry Christmas sentiment all from Magnolia and you can buy them ALL at Magnolia-licious.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's beautiful inspirations. We also have 2 new members, please welcome Jane and Katie to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog DT!

Don't forget to Enter my personal Christmas GIVEAWAY - Blog Candy HERE !!!
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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Season's Greetings - Paper Sundaes

Good Morning all! Welcome to another challenge at Paper Sundaes!  This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamps and  the theme is "Anything Christmas".  I used Holly Tilda for my card today. I apologize for the dark photo, we had a some miserable, dark and dreary weather here in Sunny Florida this weekend.  Needless to say, my lighting was way off. The bow looks like it's dark brown when in fact it is really a gold color. 

Hope that you get a chance to play with us at Paper Sundaes and do hop over and check out the other DT's projects! They are all beauties!


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet Holiday Wishes....

Super quick post today with no "fluff" sorry!! LoL - Come on admit it, you probably get bored with my babbling anyways!

I made this card using one of those cute girls from Stamping Bella. I then wired red and white cording for the peppermint. I glued it down using helmars glue. That stuff works great, btw! Not much else going on with her. The sentiment is from Close to my Heart. I stamped it a second time and popped up the middle using "scrap dots" from Helmars.

Of course it's all colored with Copic markers!  Like there is anything else I would rather use!! 

Don't forget my BLOG CANDY - Ends Dec. 25th and to "like" my Facebook Page! 

Thats all for today...see short and sweet!  Yay!

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
Ribbon Carousel - Peppermint Twist
Make it Monday - Anything Goes


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Let it Snow....

Good morning! My house is coming together, the tree is up....most of my decorations are up. I have actually already started baking! Yikes!  Thats bad....but can't be helped. Well maybe it could's the holiday season and baking just go hand and hand with it.

My friend wanted to learn how to make "Cake Pops" yesterday I had her over and thats what we made. We made the cutest little reindeers.  They took quite a bit of time but where oh so adorable.  Then we made Trees (which she picked at and said looked more like pears) and standard balls.  I also found the BEST M&M cookie recipe at "How Sweet it Is" and tried those out. They were so yummy. Perfect chewy, crispy sides and flavor that a M&M cookie should be!! Last but not least I made a giant pot of sauce Mmmm, it was so yummy and smelled so good simmering all day long. Yes, all day. It's the only way (in my opinion) to make sauce! 

So it's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas around my house, now if only the temperture would fall a bit. 80 degrees is NOT my idea of December tempertures. It truly stinks.....I'm not asking for snow, not really. All I am asking for is 70 degree weather. Maybe even 65, then I can wear all my cute little sweaters that I own for ski trips or trips up north.  My card today is how I wish I could dress....the sentiment is not! LOL  True, I love to see the snow....but I know that I could never live in the snow again. I like to visit it....but not live in it!

This stamp is another one of the "Uptown Girls" from Stamping Bella. They are just sooooo stinkin' cute. I picked up a few of them...all but 2....but they are so much fun to color I believe I will be picking them up soon too! ;-)))  The sentiment is a Just Right Stamp.  Not sure where the paper is from. I think it was Bo Bunny.  Of course I have used Copics to color.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Jingle Bells......Tealight Card

Hello Bloggie friends. Another late night for me. I was trying to wrap up some things for a class that I have on Thursday.  I thought I would hop on here and post another card.

This is Jingle tilda and she is from the latest christmas collection. I colored her with copic markers.  The background was done in copics too. I really love how the background came out. I was trying to get the effect that it was late in the evening and I think I achieved that pretty well. I could have went a little darker, but I didn't want to screw it up! ;-)

I ;printed out the sentiment from a graphics site.

It's a tealight card. It will hold 6 tealights. Please excuse the color of the tealights. I bought oodles of Ginger Pumpkin from partylite some time ago and thats what I had laying aroung the house!

This tealight card was actually pretty simple to create once I get the dimensions down. All my scoring instruments are in inches and all the instructions I kept finding were metric!  I believe I got this tutorial from Stampartic Blog.

I'm exhausted and am calling it a night. I will fill ya in on more details in the morning!!! 

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Patties Creations - Christmas
Craft - Christmas Present
papercrafting Journey- Anthing Goes
Rainbow Ladys - Christmas Carols
Bunny Zoe - Christmas w/pearls
iCopic - Vintage/Distress
Make it Monday - Anything Goes


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Beary Christmas to you!

It's late, it's late!!!  I have to work tomorrow...I can't sleep. I'm figured I would post something on my blog. I am VERY happy to say I have a couple of cards sitting here just waiting to go live on my blog!! It's true...I have been a busy bee. Hopefully I will have time this weekend to make some cards with all those images I have colored up. I should. I always find a little time to sneak into my room.

Are you finished with your Christmas shopping??? I am! Yay me!  There is only one probably with finishing so early, I continue to buy! ;-( It's true. I'm trying to be good and not buy, but I love the excuse to go shopping. I have a couple little things that I have to make in the next few weeks still. I found the cutest "Money Tree" on Pinterest and I am going to make that for one or two of the nieces and/or nephews. All the kids in my family are getting old and they want money or gift cards, which I find boring. Simply yes, but boring. Plus I hope they realize if I buy something, it's usually more than if they get money!! ;-)  I try to mix it up a little bit to make getting money fun at least. Last year I bought my Nephew a stack of ones and wadded them all up, put them in a box and wrapped it. He had to sit and undo all of them and count it. :-) I'm so nice! hehe This year, he may getting a money tree or some "dough".

On to the card. It's simple, but I love it. It's a Teddy Bo Image and I just find the colors/papers so warm and cozy!  Makes me want to be up in the Carolinas in a cabin by a fire. Oh I wish!

Guess where the papers are from...yep...authentique again. I love these!! I know I keep saying it, but it's true!  Everything else is from my stash of stuff. I have lots of stuff too let me tell you! A whole room to be exact!   Teddy Bo comes with a big open space in the envelope and I foudn this cute sentiment with the big block letters and thought it would be perfect!  I added some flower soft to the bottom for the "snow" and thats about all. See simple, easy peasy!!

Couple of things....I have a Facebook page and would love for you to "LIKE" my page. And don't forget about my BLOG CANDY...ends December little present to one of my followers!   

Forever Friends - Christmas (include animal)
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Digi my World- Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Go Green
Teddy Bo - White Christmas


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Altered Paper Bag

Gooooood morning! I've been busy plugging away at some cards lately. Scratch that...I have been busy coloring images!!  I have LOADS and I do mean loads of images colored up but not on cards.  Here is the problem....I'm hooked on something. Yup, I am hooked on Vampire Diaries. You can stream the first and second season on Netflix. I have watched almost 26 episodes in the last 2 weeks. (not including when I was away over the long weekend). Now anybody that knows me knows that I am not a big TV person. I rarely watch it. One evening while I was coloring it was a bit quiet and boring for me in my craft room so I thought hey...I can watch some netflix while I color.  Where my computer is there isn't enough room to make cards, plus I don't want to move all my supplies....but it's quite easy for me to grab my basket of copics and color while I watch. So thats exactly what I have been doing.  needless to say...I have ALOT of images done just waiting to be placed onto a card.  I still have about 18 episodes to go though!!

Anybody else watch Vampire Diaries? My son thinks it's ridiculous. Everytime he walks by he says something sarcastic like...since when did Vampires become the good guys? What happened to the mean, scary...i'm going to bite you vampires. Why in the world are girls soooooo obsessed with Vampires's just not right.  I can see my friend Lisette laughing at this right now..because she knows my son...and knows how he is! LOL He is my 11 going on 40 son. He is not mean, or rude..he just has a grown personality and he is extremely sarcastic. Hrmm..not sure where he gets that from!!!!!  Anyways, he will just have to get over me lusting over Damon or Stefan....or Edward and Jacob!!!

Enough about that...This morning I have a decorated paper bag for you! I have used "Something for You" Tilda. I think she is so cute! She is also fun to color! I made a matching ornament to go inside for a little gift. I will take pictures of that later!

Aren't those papers beautiful??? They are from Authentique and I LOVE them!  I wish I had more...but my LSS sold out of them when she had a class with Stacy Dewid of Tattered Angels. I do still have 1 6x6 pad of it left that I am hoarding. I don't want to use it...but I know that is silly. I am going to have to use it at some point. It will be sad to see it go though.

I printed out the sentiment on my computer. Tilda is colored with Copics. I used the R20's with R89 for the deep shadows in her dress.  E40's on her hair and C's for the boots and fur. All the mattes are cut out with spellbinders. The border punch is from Martha Stewart.

Oohhhh and Dont forget about my BLOG CANDY!!!!!!!!!!! 

Craft your Passion - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Bloggers Net - Something different, other than a card
iCopic - Vintage/Distress
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping - Holidays
TOMIC - Vintage
Magnolia Stamp Lovers-  Red/White
Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Winter Wonderland.....

Good morning! I hope everybody had a lovely thanksgiving.  I was spending time with my husbands aunt and uncle in Sarasota, FL over the weekend.I always enjoy visiting with them, they are so much fun to be around!

It's challenge day at Paper Sundaes and we are being sponsored by Michelles and the theme is "Winter Wonderland".  Everytime I see Silent night tilda, I think of a wintery scene!  I just love her. She is definitely on my favorites list!

Lookie there, I even decorated the inside. I love decorating the inside of cards I just don't do it often enough. It looks so much nicer and makes a nice sturdy card too!

These papers are an older line from MME. The flowers are from Wild Orchids.  The flourishes were cut from a magnolia doohickey.  The matte under my image was cut with a border punch and then I clipped it so that I can "bend" it around the oval and make a frame.

Thats all for now, hope that you can join us on Paper Sundaes. Please come check out the other cards from the DT. We have a awesome designers!!

Dont  forget to check out my BLOG CANDY here.   I have stamps, papers, give away!!


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Santa Baby.....

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all have a wonderful day with you family and/or friends today.  I am spending some time with hubby's aunt and uncle today along with a few other people!  Then I am going to sit and debate whether or not I want to go black friday shopping. I don't mind going, but I'm not one of "those" people. You know, the ones that sit outside of a store all night long. Or the one of the ones that go out in the sweatpants, hair pulled up into a ball  with a giant mug of coffee looking for that "deal".  Nope, not one of those. I am however one of those people that get up when I feel like it and hope that maybe I will get a doorbuster deal or a small deal on something..just one thing and I would be happy.  However, I go out mostly because it's an excuse to go shop....thats it!  I typically have my Christmas shopping done by now, so I'm not looking for those mega deals.

My card to share today is an image from Stamping Bella. They are called Uptown Girls, and I LOVE them!!!  I bought all but 2, but I think I need the other 2 now.
I tried really hard to get some contrast into that dress! I like the end result. 

I colored her with Copic markers and added some stickles on her "fur". The papers are from We R Memories.

Keeping it short today so thats all.....again - Happy Thanksgiving....and Don't forget, I have BLOG CANDY....ends Dec 25th. 

Delightful Delights - red/green
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Ribbon Carousel - Holiday Hoopla
Make it Monday -Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Christmas w/Snowflakes, flowers or foliage
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Christmas Sentiment
Dutch Dare - Recipe

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Birthday and EXCITING NEWS!!!

**This is my 2nd post today!! Scroll down for the Magnolia-licious challenge post!**

I am SUPER excited to announce that I was recently asked to be on the Crafter's Companion DT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay! I'm so excited and can't wait to joing the ladies at Crafter's Companion. If you are not already familiar with Crafters Companion, please hop over to see all the ADORABLE stamps and PRODUCTS that they carry!!  I'm telling you, they have so many fantastic things.  Have you heard of Spectrum Noirs?  They are the latest and greatest in markers. They are an alcohol based marker, like copics created and manufactured by Crafters Companion! They come in so many colors, I can't wait to play with them!!! 

They also carry some great stamping lines like Popcorn the Bear, Humpreys, SWALK (like the card below) and many more. They have cutting tools, ez mount, and some GREAT stamp storage cases!!  So check it out and stay tuned on my blog for more on Crafters Companion!!

I always need birthday cards. This is a by SWALK and is called "present"  I love the little gift she is holding and knew it would make a wonderful Birthday Card! I colored her with Copic markers. I cut the banner out by hand. I was going to add words onto it and ended up liking it this way. So I left it alone, which is hard for me to do sometimes.  Those bright pretty papers are from the new Authentique. I forget the name, but they are all so pretty! Love the colors in it.

That's all for today but don't forget Im having a BLOG CANDY giveaway. So make sure you come over to check it out HERE.

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Outlawz - Bday
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Anything w/a "P"


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Holiday Planner - Magnolia-licious

Hello, it's time for an inspiration challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!  So are you loving the Christmas line yet? I know I am!! They are soooooo cute!  I wasn't too impressed with the Winner Takes All collection at first, but some of those have really grown on me.  It's nice to see how others use them too.  I used Tilda with Gifts on this card. She is from a past collection, but I just LOVE her. She is so versatile. You can use her for Christmas or birthday.....showers...whatever. She is definitely a must have. You can find her in the Shop HERE

This weeks challenge is an inspiration challenge picked by the talented Pat Franks.

I purchased a 5x7 notebook from staples. They come 3 in a pack and are about a buck a piece. I then tore out a sheet of paper from the inside and used that to mark on my DP where I needed to punch my holes.  After I punched the holes I cut a slit up them so that I could just glue the page down onto the book and it would go through the spiral wire. I didn't have to bind the book or anything Much simpler. I then covered and decorated the outside to my liking.  I've made a few of these in the last couple of weeks. I added some tabs to the pages and I made a pen to go with it. If you buy the RSVP pens you can take a piece of paper and stick it in the tube to coordinate. I have also made beaded pens, those are always very pretty. These make great little office gifts. Of course you don't make them as a holiday planner. I did because I can add things like ppl that I need ot buy for and my holiday recipes, etc.

Hope you can join us at Magnolia-licous challenge blog. Please come check out the DT work by the other ladies. 

Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY HERE! It ends Dec 25th and I put together lots of goodies for all my followers!!!

Ribbon Carousel - Holiday Hoopla
Stop our Stash - Christmas or winter

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