Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone here in the states had a fun, relaxing and safe Thanksgiving weekend.  It was so nice to have 4 days off but they went by in a blur.  I spent Thanksgiving with family, Friday, 2 sisters and my niece spent the day at another craft fair, and Saturday and Sunday I spent putting out my Christmas decorations.  I still can't believe that it is that time again!

Speaking of Christmas this week the challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is to make a Christmas Card!!   How easy is that!!!   We all have Christmas or Winter images that work great for Holiday cards.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:
House that Stamps Built - Christmas Card + Snowflakes
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Whimsical Wednesday - Texture
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments - Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Just For Fun - Favorite shapes (oval)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Bloggers - Use your Favorite Colour
Card Makin Mama's - Sentiments
Crafty Catz - Snowmen
Fairy Tale - Christmas
Fun With Shapes and More - Cold as Ice
Just add Ink - Christmas - No Christmas Image or Paper
Patties Creations - Christmas
Phindy's Place - A Sprinkling of Snow
Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Simply Create Too - All About Christmas
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday
Hiding in My Craft Room - Holiday - Any Holiday
Sweet Stampin - Punches and Dies
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle
Stamptacular - Anything Christmas
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Glitter
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season
Hooked on Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Kaboodle Doodles - Bundle up for Winter
Karen's Doodles - Non-Traditional Xmas Colors
Paper Creations Ink - Xmas
PollyCraft - Xmas Fun
Squigglefly - Winter Wonderland
Stamp with Fun - Stitching
The Crazy Challenge - Stars and/or Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel - Anything Goes
Victorine Originals - Ribbon

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoy my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading all of them.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thank You

Happy Tuesday!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Hard to believe it is 2 days away!!

This week Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is saying Thank You!  We want to thank all our followers for supporting us and thank all the friends we have made while enjoying this wonderful craft.  This is the time to make a Thank You card and give it to someone you know.  I thought that I would make a XMAS card to say thanks to someone who makes my holidays fun.   The list is long of who I might give it to but I thought it would be a different kind of Xmas card.

We should all say Thank You to those we care about so pull out those Thank you stamps and join the fun!!

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

By the Cute & Girly - Christmas Girls
Creatalicious - Christmas and Make it Sparkle
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Glitter Fairies - Non Traditional Christmas (No Red & Greeen)
Heidi's Hobbystuggu - Christmas with Bling & Sparkle
Sparkles Forum - Christmas Angels
Tiffany Doodles - Glitter and Sparkle
The Craft Garden - Christmas (No Red & Greeen)
Flutterby Wednesday - Open
Inky Impressions - Give Thanks
The Paper Variety - Thanks
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas with pearls or vintage
Aud Sentiments - Thank You or Thanksgiving
Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle
Lili of the Valley - Xmas Card for Someone Special
Sassy Studio Designs - Thank You card or project
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Bingo (Glitter, Ribbon/Lace, Add Dimension)
Southern Girls - Bingo (Die Cuts, Gems, Ribbon)
Card Makin Mamas - Thankful
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes
Floweret - Christmas
Jellypark Challenges - Thankful
Our Craft Lounge - Thankful
Phindy's Place - Xmas Cards
Winter Wonderland - Any cute image
2 Sisters - Let it Sparkle
Catch the Bug - Give Thanks/Thanksgiving
Crafty Emma - Snowflakes
My Sheri Crafts - Be Thankful
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Embossing
Just Some Lines - Bingo (Punch/Die Cut, Ribbon, Embossing)
Let's Ink it Up - Show us your Favorite Technique
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Opus Gluei - Thanks for Being You
Die Cut Dreams - Thank You with Circles
Heart Song Inspirations - Circle shape or Thank You
Hooked on Crafts - Punches and/or Die Cuts
House of Gilli - Flourishes

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope everyone in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading all of them.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Good Morning.   How is everyone doing?  I am busy.  I am really busy at work (which is good), I am trying to get Xmas shopping done so I am not out at the last minute,  at this time of year there are crafts fairs every weekend which I really can't miss and I still don't have my xmas cards done!

It is Tuesday so that means another wonderful challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!  This week we want you to make a Thanksgiving card.  I don't have alot of Thanksgiving images and I really wasn't in the mood to color a Turkey so I found this great image at  Saturated Canary Designs.  Isn't she adorable?  Once the card was done I tried to add Happy Thanksgiving but unless I made it so small you couldn't read it I just couldn't seem to fit it on the card so I chose one of my favorite sentiment stamps that I believe says the same thing.  In Everything Give Thanks is what Thanksgiving is about.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Diva's by Design - Metal (my pins)
Freshly Brewed - Food
Penny's Paper Crafty - Give Thanks
Sisterhood of Crafters - Giving Thanks
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo (Gems, Flowers, Punch/Die Cuts)
Whimsical Wednesday - Thanksgiving
Whimsy Inspiration - 1 Ribbon, 2 DP, 3 Embellishments
Aud Sentiments - Thank you or Thanksgiving
C.R.A.F.T. - Cute
Saturated Canary - Photo Inspiration/Fall Colors.
Card Makin Mama's - Thankful
Crafty Catz - Use a Digital Image
Patties Creations - Birthday or Thanksgiving
Phindy's Place - Thankful
Stamping with the Dragon - Use Food
Craft your Days Away - Bingo (Pins, Flowers, Gems)
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Roses & Ribbons
Marks Finest Paper - Your Favorite Technique (Coloring)
My Sheri Crafts - Be Thankful
Stamp Scrap  & Doodle - Thank you (Thanksgiving)
Corrosive Challenge - Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays - Thanksgiving/Thank you
Sparkles Forum - Autumn
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Anything Goes with Digi
Hooked on Crafts - Punches and/or Dies
Ooh La La - Bingo (Gems, Die Cuts, Flowers)
Victorine Originals - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Celebrate the Occasion - Thanksgiving (must use a punch)
Creative Card Crew  -Thankful
Party Time Tuesday -  Sketch and / or Thank You, Giving Thanks or Be Thankful

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading all of them.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snowflake Kisses

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Unlike last weekend mine was uneventful which was really nice.  Saturday, 2 of my sisters, my niece and I went into Boston to attend the Craft Festival they have every year.  We had alot of fun and I got some Xmas shopping done which is great.
Sunday, the town I live in had Halloween which was canceled due to the storm. 

This week we have a really easy challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  This week we want you to make a project having the Sentiment as the main focus.  This gave me a great chance to use alot of my dies.  I used the snowflake border die from Memory box, the individual snowflakes from My Favorite Things and the corner sizzix die I have been eyeing and finally got on clearance at Michaels.  I was in the mood to use glitter as you can tell.  Get out those sentiment stamps you have and play along!!!

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:
Crafting for All Seasons - Texture
Paper Shelter Challenge - Christmas Fun
Pixie Cottage - Sketch and /or Christmas Card
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
For Your Inspiration - Inspiration (Gold/white)
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo (Handmade embell., Ribbon, Gems)
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - A Very Sparkly Christmas
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Winter
Shelly's Images - Monochromatic Plus Ribbon
Southern Girls - Inspired by a Song - (White Christmas)
Card Makin Mama's - Die Cuts
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Floweret - Christmas
Mami Doodles - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Make your card Sparkle
2 Sisters - Ribbon
A Gem of a Challenge - Cold  & Frosty
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Bright colors &/or Sparkle
Di's Digi Designs - Ribbons & Bows
Ellephantastic - Weather Related
Little Claire's - Christmas
Marks Finest Papers - Fall or Winter Theme
Christmas Inspirations - Bows
Corrosive Challenges - With a Flourish
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Christmas/Winter
The Ribbon Girls - Jingle all the way to Christmas
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun=Creativity - Winter

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you like my Sentiment card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading all of them.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumn Beauty

Good Morning! For me it is a very Great morning!  We had a snow storm here in the Northeast US last Saturday.  All in all it would not be something to write about but since it is still Autumn here the leaves had not fallen off the trees so with the added weight of the snow it was a disaster.  Tree's fell and Branches cracked off.  This caused a major electrical issue and I, unfortunately, was one of the people who suffered.  I lost my electricity Saturday around 7:00 PM and didn't get it back until last night about 5:30 PM.  Not only was it cold (Wed AM I woke up and it was 28 degrees) I had to throw out all the food in my fridge, didn't have hot water for showers, and since I work from home I spent all week bringing my computer and cell phone to relatives homes, local wifi spots (most of which were closed due to also not having power).  Since there were so many people suffering as I was everyplace (including the relatives) was mobbed and crazy.  It was so nice to watch TV last night, not having to sleep with many blankets and in warm clothes, have a nice hot shower and have coffee waiting for me.  The company I work for is happy to have me back putting more time in working than running around trying to find someplace to log in.  All in all a wonderful morning!!!!!

Since any internet time I could find had to be spent working I was not able to post my card for this weeks challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  The theme this week is Pumpkins!  I love this stamp.  It looks like a beautiful table decoration for the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Come and Get it Challenges - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges - With a Flourish
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration (I chose the colors)
Gingerloft - Bingo (Ribbon, Glitter, Flowers)
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Use Fall Colors
Craft Your Passion - Bingo (Pearls, Free, Ribbon)
Creative Stamp Friends - Colours - Orange/Brown
Cupcake Craft - Leafs
Get Hippity with Ippity - Fall Colors
Incy Wincy Designs - Dots & Stripes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - 3 R's, Ribbon, Round, Raised or embossed or anything 3D
Celebrate the Occasion - Fall (must have pumpkin)
Jen's Digi Stamps - Polka Dots
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes (+a bit of bling if you like)
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes
Friendship Garden - Autumn Colors and leaves
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mama's - Die Cuts
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge - Harvest time
Craft your days away - Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts

Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Digi
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo (punches/dies, flowers, ribbon)

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like my Pumpkin Card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I love reading them.