Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years!!!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday. I know I've been MIA for awhile but I'm back now.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Vintage Images

Good afternoon, hope all is well with you. I've been so busy getting everything ready for Christmas, sorry I haven't had many posts. I found this website this morning and fell in love with it. It offers all kinds of vintage images, and the best part is they are free. So please check it out, if you love vintage then you will love this. Hopefully I'll have something to post later today.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blog contest

Good afternoon, hope all is well with you. I've discovered a new blog-just what I need-and she is having a sort of contest/blog candy thingy going on. She does great vintage things, and love thrift stores-which I also love-she's come up with some prize pkgs. So please visit her blog Here. And have fun, good luck everyone.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

House Mouse Challenge #17

Good afternoon, hope all is well with you. Yesterday was supposed to be the new challenge on the House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog, but they were having computer problems and got it up today. Let me tell you, I was worrying-I do love the challenges. Anyway, today's challenge is SNOW-paper, snowflakes, whatever. It just had to have snow. So, I got to use my new HM stamp, isn't it cute?! My snow is the glitter everywhere, and the snowflake jewels, and snowflake paper. The CS is DCWV, the script dp is Kaiser Scrapbook, and the snowflake dp is Imaginisce-I hope I spelled that right. I colored with prisma pencils, and Martha Stewart glitter markers-love these too. The ribbon is from Joann's, when it was on clearance last year after Christmas. Hope you like it, TFL, and let me know what you think.

Paula's Blog Candy!!!

Oh wow, you guys have to check this out. I just found her blog from one one my SCS blog groups. She has the most adorable woodland elf images, and she has some amazing blog candy right now. So go check out Paula's blog, I promise you won't be disappointed.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cupcake Craft Challenge Blog

Good evening, hope all is well with you. I've discovered a new blog. It's called Cupcake Craft Challenges. They have a new challenge every Monday. This week was a sketch challenge. So I used this as another excuse to get another Christmas card done. I picked up this stamp set when we were in Medford, OR. visiting friends. It's Winter Birds by inkadinkadoo, and they are beautiful, and I've dying to use them. I embossed the stamp in Dark Night EP from sparkles and sprinkles. I don't think you can really tell in the picture but it's the most beautiful shade of midnight blue, and it's shimmery. The blue CS is Bazzill Bling, and some silver metallic cs that I've had forever. This ribbon is from Joann's, and a clear snowflake-not sure where I got this at. I stamped some silver snowflakes on the blue bg, these are from Studio G. The sentiment is from a set I got at Michael's last year. And of course there's the bling from Michael's also. So, I hope you like it, let me know what you think.

Christmas Bella Style #2

Good afternoon, hope all is well with everybody. Well, I'm finally on a roll with getting Christmas cards and goodies done. I seem to get things done, when I'm running out of time. I hate that, I try to get them done earlier, but never works out. Stamping Bella is celebrating their 2nd anniversary, so in celebration they had a bash on SCS, and gave us challenges to do. I combined 2 of them. This first was to use the Bella signature colors: Pink and Green. This was so not hard for me, since they are my 2 favorite colors. The second was a sketch challenge. So this is what I came up with. The Green cardstock is Bazzill Bling in "Bank Roll", I'm in love with this paper. The dp is Daisybucketdesigns, I got last year at my LSS. The stamp is of course Stamping Bella-wreathabella, which I got in a swap. The sentiment is a studio G 1 dollar stamp from Michael's. The bling and ribbon is also from Michael's. The colored cardstock is also DCWV. I used my nestabilities to do the scallop square. The gold circle stickers are Class A Peel's. The buttons I got last year at the scrapbook expo-no idea who they are by. Thank you for looking, hope you like it. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

House Mouse Glitter Tag

Good evening, hope all is well with you. I made this tag for the House Mouse Monday Challenge. This week's challenge was to use glitter, glitz, whatever sparkles, and the more the better. I'll admit I don't have that much. I kinda cheated, well not really-maybe!? I started my card with a very cute image. I got it all colored and glittered, and started to make it, and decided that I did not like it AT ALL. I tried everything to fix it, change it, mat it, anything and everything. And I still did not like it. But it was getting to late to do a whole other image, so I did this little tag. I know, I know, I'm sure it's not exactly what they are looking for, but it'll have to do in a pinch. I used Bazzill Bling CS in High Heels, and crystal stickles, and lime stickles. The ribbon is gold glittery that I had in my stash. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blog Group Challenge #4

Good evening, I hope all is well with you. I've actually completed another project today. This was for my blog group challenge on SCS. This is our 4th challenge and it is being hosted by Sue from Sue's Sentiments. Our challenge was to use black and white only. I've never done a card like this before, but have always wanted too. So I finally got my chance, and I have to say I am very pleased with my card. I really like the way it turned out. I embossed the trees on black paper with Winter Wonderland embossing powder by Stampendous. I cuttlebugged the white bg paper. The ribbon is from my stash, and the jewels are from Michael's $1 package. So thank you Sue for the fun challenge. Hope you guys like it. Please let me know what you think.

Season's Greetings-Bella Style

Happy Saturday afternoon everybody. This card was done for the Bella sketch challenge over on SCS, which is hosted by Jamie. She does an amazing job on these sketches. So if you haven't checked these out, you really should. Well, she used ovals in her sketch, but I don't have any oval nesties yet, so I used circles. Hope I don't get in too much trouble-hehe. This image is Merrybella, which I received in a swap, isn't she cute? The snowflake is from one of those clear sets at wal-mart right now, and then I put those clear tiles on top of those. I used small gold circle stickers from stampendous class a peels. The bling is from Michael's dollar packages, the ribbon is from my stash. The sentiment is from studio g christmas sets. And I used my circle punch to do the corners. It's pretty simple, but I think it turned out really cute. Let me know what you think, I love reading your comments. Have a great day.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Another Award

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I definitely did. I finally found my brother after 2 years of not hearing from him. We hadn't seen him in 8 years. So we spent our Thanksgiving with him, it was wonderful. We definitely had a LOT to be thankful for. Ok, on to other news, I've received another award. I can't believe it I'm so honored. This one came from Samantha, she is the one who started our blogging groups. So thank you Samantha, I really do appreciate it. So now here is how I'm going to pass this on.

The rules for this award are:
1. Pick 10 people and pass the award to them.
2. Contact them and let them know you have chosen them and their blog for the award.
3. Link back to the person who gave you the award.

So here is my list of people to pass this award onto. It's so difficult to pick 10, but here it goes.

1. Dru from Garden of Dreams
2. Cammie from My Blog
3. Jennifer from Simple Flourishes
4. Laura from Wish you Were Here
5. Joanne from Ambrosia and Iron
6. Amy from Heartfelt greetings
7. Karen from Karen's Escape
8. Jennifer from Just Coffee Please
9. Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations
10.Julie from Special Craft Mom of 4

Wow, what a list. You really should check out these ladies blogs, they are amazingly talented women. Thank you again Samantha!!