Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Be Merry!!!

Happy Tuesday!!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is over and we have less than a month until XMAS??  WOW....I have so much to do....and while I know I will get everything done, I look at all my weekends and wonder how.  I hope everyone in the States had a good Thanksgiving weekend.  Mine was really full.  I had family functions all weekend long.  Usually I spend this weekend putting out my XMAS decorations but it didn't get done because all my family things were in the middle of the day and so I didn't have enough time.

Today is Tuesday so it is the Going Grey with Scrap Creations challenge!  We have a really easy challenge, Anything Goes!! and a great sponsor this week, Digi's with Attitude!   They were kind enough to give us some images to play with but I really liked this Freebie they gave last week so I decided to use this.  To see some of their other wonderful images you really need to check out what the other DT's did.  You can find their links on my sidebar.


The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Crafts and Me - Snowflakes - I love putting snowflakes on my cards and this one is no different.

Fab and Funky - Going with the Flow - Love the theme name!  This means anything goes and my card fits that!

For Fun - Anything Goes - Another great theme!

Little Red Wagon - Basic Grey - My DP on this card is from BG.  I do love their paper!!

House that Stamps Built - Sketch - Perfect for what I wanted to do.  I didn't want the Santa head really big so this was perfect.

Alota Rubber Stamps - Let's Celebrate XMAS - Yes!  I hope if I get alot of the things I need to do done in the next couple of weeks then I will have time to relax and celebrate.

Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Red & Green - How can you really do a Santa card and not make it red & green??

Paperplay - Stars - My Red DP on the stripes have little stars on them.  I thought it was great with the background DP

Stamping B - Holiday Cards - This reminds me that while I am making XMAS cards, my cards to send to family and friends are not done yet.  Oh No....adding to my list of things to do.

Crafty Catz - XMAS - I do enjoy making XMAS cards. I just love all the images out there and this is no exception.

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes - My card is perfect for this challenge.  LOL

Simple Doodles - Buttons - I wanted something to put in the middle of my snowflakes and found these small buttons.  I love it.

Challenge up your Life - St Nick!  - What would XMAS be without him.

Ellephantastic - Red & Green - Yes it is XMAS when I use alot of Red & Green on my cards...

Marks Finest Papers - Bow - I needed something to put on the stripes.  I thought the gold bow fit perfectly.

Sweet Stampin - Buttons and Bows - I have the buttons on my snowflakes and the bow on the strip of paper.

Our Daily Bread - Snowflakes - The Create Joy saying seemed to be long in the circle and I think the snowflakes add just enough to fill the space.

I Did It - Surprise Me - Great theme name!   My Santa card is my surprise!

Scrappy Frog - Christmas - This is my 1st card this year with Santa!  I can't believe it. 

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my card.  I hope you like it.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading them.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let it Snow

Good Morning.  I can't believe it is Tuesday again....These weeks are flying by.  It's also a short work week for me due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  I am looking forward to the 4 day weekend.

Since it is Tuesday it is time for another Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge.  This one was right up my alley....Blue & White or Silver.    I love these colors!!!  Of course, these colors say Snow....Snowman...Snowflakes to me so I decided to do them all. I also used some new mica chips I bought when I took the Melissa Frances class.  They give the card a light and airy look.  This is the first time I used them and I put a little too much on but I do like them and will be using them again. 

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Inktegrity - Sketch - I thought this simple sketch would fit what was in my mind when I started this card.

Fab & Funky - Forget me not - I love this theme name.  This challenge was to use something old.  Mine is my stamp.  I bought this a couple of years ago and found it last week while looking for something else.  I have always loved it and decided to use it for this challenge.

Digi Doodle Shop Best - Anything Goes - I do love to see these.  I can't go wrong!

Paper Romance - Favorite Things - I have alot of favorite things on this card.  My stamp, my DP, snowflakes and my spellbinders swirls

PaperPlay - Let it Snow - I like snow when I can sit inside and enjoy it or put it on my cards.  I don't like when I have to drive or shovel it!

Stamping B - Snowflakes - I love my snowflake punches.  I use them on just about every card in the winter.

Simple Doodles - Buttons - I used snowflake buttons on top of my CS snowflakes.  IRL it gives the flakes real dimension

Stamping for the Weekend - Winter - It is right around the corner here in the Northeast.  Luckily we haven't had too much of it yet.

Totally Papercrafts - Snow or Snowflakes - I have both on my card this week.  I have the snowflakes and then I used my new mica chips to show snow and I put Flowersoft under the snowman.

2 Sisters - Snowflakes - I love all the snowflakes on this card. 

One Stop - Snow people -  I have alot of snowmen/women...I love making cards with all of them

One Stitch at a Time - Season or Event - I will go with Season.  Living in the Northeast I may grumble but I do like the change of seasons and Winter will be here anytime now.

Incy Wincy Designs - Blue & White - I love these colors!!  Most of my card is Blue and White

Scrap it with a Song - Winter Wonderland - With all the snowflakes and mica chips on my card it is a winter wonderland.

Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow - Okay but only on my cards LOL!!

Thank you for stopping by and looking at my card.  I hope you like it.  A huge thank you to everyone who leaves comments.  I love reading all of them.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Merry Kissmas!!!

Good Morning! Did everyone have a good weekend?  I did!  My weekend started Friday night by going to Customer appreciation night at my LSS.  This is by invite only and obviously I spent too much money there this year because I got invited.  LOL!!  The special guest this year was Melissa Frances.  She is so nice and talented.  Saturday it continued when I took a class by Melissa with Mary, Kristen and Pia.  We had so much fun.  Sunday was more layed back and I made this card.  All in all a good weekend!

Today we have a really fun theme at Going Grey at Scrap-Creations!  The theme is to make a card or project that is inspired by a song!   We also have a wonderful sponsor!!  Prairie Fairy!!!  I love these stamps!!  You really need to pop over to her store and check them out.   She was nice enough to let us use some images this week and I couldn't resist  Gillian!  This image is called Mistletoe Kisses and I can't help but to smile when I see her.   The first song that came to mind is "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Clause".

Grab your stamps, think of a song and play!  You can win some of these great stamps!!

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Fresh Brewed - 2 or more Patterned Paper - I love DP and this

Little Red Wagon- use 3 or more of something - I have 3 layers on this card.

Paper Pretties - Embossing - I don't know how I survived without my embossing folders.  I love them!
Scrapbook Sisters - Xmas colors - I love the Maroon/Green/Gold combo for XMAS.  I decorate my house with alot of these colors at XMAS.

Crafts and Me - Glitter - If it sparkles I love it.  I use alot of it and this time I used it on my fur and the pom pom.

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes - I love this theme!  My card always meets the requirements.

AI Factory - Dies/Punches - When you fill a card at my LSS you get a 50% coupon.  I spent mine on Friday Night on the Tim Holtz die I used on this card.  I think I will be using this alot.  I really like the border and it is a perfect size.
Sassy Studio - Anything Goes - Another great theme!!!   I love it!!

CCEE - Use store bought flowers - With all the talk about home made flowers I love that I have a great reason to use my store bought ones!!
Character Cafe - Embossing - I have always loved all embossing, even when it wasn't easy.  I love that I can use my folders now and incorporate it on any card easily.

Stamp Something - Use something digi - I do love my digi's  It opens up a whole new world to stamping because you can re-size, flip, add to a scene.....

Bee Crafty - Digi and XMAS - My Prairie Fairy image is a digi and it is a XMAS card.

2 Sisters - XMAS - I love making XMAS cards.  Of course, saying that reminds me how behind I am making the one's I am sending to family & friends...

Crazy 4 Challenges - XMAS -  XMAS comes up so fast every year.  I can't believe how close it is!!

Secret Crafter - Sparkle & Shine - I love putting glitter on XMAS cards.  I think they should sparkle.

Ellephantastic - XMAS - I think everyone has XMAS on the mind!  I know I do with all that needs to be done!

Totally Gorjuss - XMAS in XMAS colors - I love these colors together.  I think they are really classy.

Stamptacular - Sketch - I thought this sketch would be great with my image and papers.  I also wanted to use my new Tim Holtz die which this sketch allowed me to.

Aly's Sunday - Music - My card was inspired by the XMAS song I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause

One Stitch at a Time - Favorite Colors - These are definitely my favorite colors at XMAS.  I love this combo of colors.

Stamp and Create - Tis the season - Wow is that true.....I say this alot and will continue for the next 6 weeks!!!

Paper Playtime - PS I love you!  - What a great theme!!   A kiss under the mistletoe is a great way to say I love you!!!  

Thank you for visiting me.  I hope you like my creation!  Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment.  They really brighten my day.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Merry Christmas

Good Morning.  How is everyone doing? When does it really hit you that XMAS is coming soon?  I know the holiday season is approaching because I went to my first craft fair this weekend.  Two of my sisters, my niece and I go into Boston every year to go to this.  There are so many talented people out there and this is a big fair with everything from Jewelry, XMAS decorations and Food to buy.  I actually got 2 XMAS presents bought!!!  I am so glad I have started.  We have many more fairs to go to and we always enjoy the day.  It really says to me that XMAS is approaching. 

Today is Tuesday which means the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations challenge.  The theme this week is Christmas

We have a wonderful sponsor this week.  Stamp Fairy!  They are a new company that makes the most adorable stamps.  They were kind enough to let us DT's play with some.  I thought this snowman was so cute. Check out the great cards the other DT's made.  You can find the links on my sidebar.

We all have Christmas cards to make so pull out your images and join the fun!  You could win!!

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Stamp Insanity - Punches - I love my punches.  I used 2 different snowflake punches, and my MS icicle punch on this card.

Paperplay - Circles - I have circles with the snowballs and the snowman.

Paper Romance - Everything but the kitchen sink - This is a neat theme.  It means to do alot of something.  I have alot of layers and alot of pearls (my pearl pen)

The Sweet Shop - Sketch - I thought this was the perfect sketch for what I wanted to do with this card.

For Fun - Metal - my Metal is my pin in the ribbon

Crafty Calendar - Winter - I love making Snow themed cards.

Raise the Bar - Curves - I have curves on my scallops and the tree's and snowflake paper have swirls on them

Crazy for Challenges - Square card - Square cards seem to be all I make these days.  They are easy and more space to decorate.

Drunken Stampers - Punches - I used my MS Icicle punch and 2 different snowflake punches on this card.

Ellephantastic - Use Blue on card - I love this teal blue color.  It looks good with so many other colors, in this case purple.

Our Daily Bread - Gold, Silver cording, hemp or twine - I used silver cording with my ribbon and pin.

One Stitch at a Time - Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes and snowmen say Winter!!!
Paper Sundaes - Let it Snow - It won't be long and it will be snowing for real but for now it is only on my cards.

Paper Players - Snowmen - Snowmen are so fun to use on cards.  There are so many things you can do with them.

Stampin Sisters in Christ - Weather related - Snowflakes falling from the sky means that snowmen/snowballs can be made on the ground.

Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle - I love all kinds of glitter on my cards.  I love the sparkle on this card.

Flourishes - Glitter - I love glitter.  I actually love anything that sparkles on a card.  This card screamed to be glittered so I did.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I look forward to reading them.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween.

Today's theme for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is a great one!  Use you favorite technique.  There are so many great techniques out there.  I chose Masking.  Not only did I mask the image for the clouds but I used my masking tape to make the plaid background.  I have not done this for a while and forgot how fun it was.  I also embossed the red and blue CS which is another technique.  I used the cuttlebug folder for the blue and used my score buddy to make the design on the red.

In addition to a fun theme we have a great sponsor this week.  The Craft Room Door!  You can win a 1 year subscription to this wonderful magazine.  How cool is that!!

So think Technique and play with us!

The other wonderful challenges this card meets are:

Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Anything Goes - I do love this theme!!

Polka Doodles - Autumn - I am going to enjoy the rest of this season.  It isn't going to last much longer.

Raise the Bar - Go Go Go - Wheels - I loved this Sassy Chery Wheelbarrel stamp.  What better way to carry all those pumkins!

Our Daily Bread - Sparkle or Dies or Texture - I am using Dies and Texture - I used my die cuts for all the circles and rectangles.  My Texture is my ribbon and embossing.

Pixie Cottage - Sketch - I really liked this sketch and wanted to make it work with my card.  I hope you think I did.

Creative Inspirations Paint - The Pumkin Patch - This is a new challenge for me and the theme fits my card perfectly!!

The Paper Players - Anything Goes - YEAH!!  I love playing in these.  My card always fits the theme!

Lollipop Crafts - Embossing - I do love embossing.   It is such a great way to add texture without bulk.

IncyWincyDesigns - Anything Goes - I am so happy to see these!

Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes  - Great Minds think alike!!!  YEAH!!!

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes - YIPEE!!!  Another challenge my card fits perfectly

Sassy Cheryl - Think Fall - I do love this time of year!!

Thank you for stopping by.  I really appreciate you looking at my card.  A big thanks to everyone who leaves a message.  I love reading them.