Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gingerbread Hugs

Ok, for me the holiday season is really about to kick in. My daughter's birthday this week kick starts the festivities and I really need to kick it in gear. It's about to get crazy around here.

Today's card uses an image from The Stamping Boutique. This little gingerbread man reminds me of holiday baking.

The sentiment is from Digital Delights and it was perfect for this little image. I also was excited to finally get to use my gingerbread man printed ribbon. Do you know how old that is?

Nontraditional colors for Christmas is my thing, I guess you could say. When Christmas day is your birthday, red and green is the last thing you want to see everywhere.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Gingerloft - Christmas and Winter

Shopping Our Stash - Christmas
Di's Digi Downloads - Fall Colors
Jingle Bells - Candy Kisses

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Holidays

I have really been on a holiday card making kick. Now I want to see if I'm really going to get them in the mail this year. LOL! I am lazy about going to the post office, I admit it.

This week the Paper Pretties DT had a chance to swap with the Bugaboo DT. We all made samples to announce the new Bugaboo challenge this week. This week the challenge is to use Black, Silver and Bling. Of course I got my messages crossed and did Gold, Black and bling. I think this still came out kind of nice and I got to use my sparkly gold ribbon.

The sentiment is from TLC Creations, the image is from Bugaboo.

Take Care.

Challenge entered:
Digital Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine

2 Sisters - Holiday
Hiding in My Craft Room - Holiday

Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes Christmas
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

New $1Digi Sale Stamp at Sweet Stamping Treats

Happy Thanksgiving all. I have finished making the dinner and now I am taking a break before dinner.

I wanted to share with you the Dollar digi sale at Sweet Stamping Treats. This lovely image will certainly help you with some of those holiday cards you'll be making. Holiday Wreath will be on sale for a dollar this month.

Take Care, I'm off to set the table.

Challenges entered:
Paper Creations Ink - Anything Christmas

CRAFT Challenge - Unusual Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
GI - Christmas with a Wreath

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Card for a Friend

Hello. Back again with a Christmas card. I am always so late for challenges. So I missed the deadline for the Nutcrafter's challenge but this still fits this week's challenge as well.

The image was a freebie from Nutcrafters and the digi paper and sentiment is from the TLC Creations December club.

Take Care.

Challenge entered:
Nutcrafters – Christmas card or project for a friend
Aud Sentiments - Any Winter Holiday Sentiments

Pollycraft - Christmas
Just Some Lines - Tic, Tac, Toe (Glitter, Digi, Die cut or punch)

Thanksgiving Challenge with The Stamping Boutique

Good Morning, I'm a little late with this posting. My mind is on all the good food
we are about to have for Thanksgiving! LOL!

A new challenge has begun at The Stamping Boutique
challenge blog and it's honoring...Thanksgiving!

I used AJ the pilgrim for my sample. You can find him in the store

The sentiment is from TLC Creations and it's perfect for this little team. Head over to the TSB blog and link up your cards.

Challenge entered:
Creative Belli - Thanksgiving

Jellypark and Friends - Give Thanks

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Paper Pretties New Release and Challenge

Good Morning. It's new release day at Paper Pretties. Today's release is all about birthdays and celebrations.

For my project I chose the newly released image called "Pretty Present". The new challenge starting today is Black, Gold and Bling. This image really made this special.

I don't know if you can see it really well but the bow is slightly sparkly too.

Well I hope you will join us in the challenge. These colors really looked nice together. I think I'll make a Christmas card in this color. Head over to the challenge blog to link up your projects.

Happy Birthday - Paper Pretties Style

Hi and welcome to Paper Pretties Birthday Blog Hop. Our birthday celebration today is in honor of Artish.

I'd like to wish Artish a wonderful day! Happy Birthday.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pretty Little Stocking

Hi friends,

We are going on a nature hike with the Girl Scouts today. I am not an outdoor person so this will be an adventure for me. I'd rather be at home at my craft table. LOL! That sounds so lazy but I have never been a big outside person.

Anyway, I am here to share a card today made for the Outlawz new progressive challenge. This image is from Sandi's Samples and it's so lovely and delicate.

I have to run. I am really procrastinating about this nature walk.

Take care.

Challenge entered:
2Sisters - Let it Sparkle

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Friday, November 18, 2011

A Very Good Day

Today was a very good day. It's Friday and the new Twilight movie came out and I got to see it. I loved it and I don't usually get into vampire movies but this series has me hooked!

I wanted to share a card today featuring a digi from Deedee's digis. I love this image.

Deedee's shop is now closed but if you like her work. She is selling again at Clear Dollar Stamps and there is also a couple freebies at the Outlawz Challenge.

Take Care.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Catz - Snowflakes
Jingle Belles - make a card for your friends or family who don't necessarily celebrate christmas
Craft Your Passion - Let it Snow
The Paper Shelter -Snowflakes
Fab N Funky - Baby It's Cold Outside

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Talk about a rough week...

Murphy's Law has struck again and right before Christmas no less. My computer crashed this week after picking up a nasty nasty virus and you won't believe where I got the virus from...Miriam-Webster dictionary on-line. All I was doing was looking up some vacabulary words, can you believe that?

So I write this post from my very early Christmas/Birthday present. LOL! Happy Birthday to me.

Anyway, I have been out of commission this week so I have a few projects to share. My first project is from the Stamping Boutique. I love this little holly image. It's hard to see in the photo but there is plenty of sparkle and shine going on here.

I am so glad to back in commission. You don't realize how dependant on electronics you are until one of them dies on you.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
CCEE - 2 punches or 2 die cuts
Crimbo Crackers - Make it Sparkle (Must be Christmas)
Creatalicious - Christmas and Sparkle

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Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Paper Pretties Monday!!!!

Hello all, it's new release and challenge time at Paper Pretties. I love new release day. I'm like a kid with candy when it comes to new things. LOL!

This week is leading to Thanksgiving and we have some lovely Thanksgiving/Be Thankful type images at Paper Pretties. It's also the theme of this week's challenge - Giving Thanks.

This new image is called Peter Pumpkin Pie Eater and he was perfect for my little gift set. I made a see thru pizza box with a pie shaped candle inside and matching card.

Jump over to the Paper Pretties blog and join the challenge.

Take Care.

Challenges entered:
Corrosive Challenge - Give Thanks

Order of the Opus Gluei - What's on Your Head?
Paper Sundaes - Digital Image
Sentimental Sundays - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Stamping Sisters in Christ - Give Thanks
Stamptacular Sunday - Punch It

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

CDAC 5 - Real late post

I just realized as I cleaned pictures off my hard drive that I never posted these projects from CDAC Progressive challenge. I had a lot going on when this challenge was happening. So forgive me for bunching these all together but I need to make room for more. LOL!

This first image is from Designed 2 Delight for Halloween. (See I told you this was late) The sentiment is from TLC Creations.

This lovely image is from Glitterbabe's.

Take Care.

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Happy Sunday!

I know, it's late in the day to be wishing you all a happy Sunday....but better late than never. I was busy today. I am trying to help my daughter clean her room so that there will be a Christmas in our house. If the room isn't clean by Christmas, well the holiday is canceled.

Anyway, onto this weekend's craftiness. Yes I found some time to get some things done too. I completed another holiday gift tag. The image is from Pink Cat Studios. The whole thing is made up of scraps. Tags are a great way to get those scraps used up. I used flocking on the hat and pom poms. It doesn't show well in photos.

Take care.

Challenge entered:
Scrappy Frogs - Use Kraft Cardstock

Paper Sundaes - Digital Image

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

I need an extra set of hands....

Do you have so many projects going you don't know where to start? Well that's me today. I have some a have to do and some I want to do and they're all fighting for my attention. I also want to take a nap.LOL!

I finished this card for Doodle Pantry. Every month I mean to enter their challenge but.....(Need a finish?) This image has been colored since the summer. It's huge so I was at a lost what to do with it, but I got it worked up anyway.

The sentiment is from TLC Creations.

Ok, I'm off to see which projects wins for my attention.

Take Care.

Challenge Entered:
Doodle Pantry - Use a DP image

Crafty Catz - use a Digital Image
Scrappy Frogs - Use Kraft Cardstock
Stampalot Challenges - Blue and Green
The Kraft Journal - Favorite project of 2011

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Friday, November 11, 2011

It's a Freestyle Hop with The Stamping Boutique

It has been one month since I joined the Stamping Boutique DT and it has been wonderful. Thank you for hopping with us and me as this is my first hop with this wonderful DT. You should have arrived from Ali (Dragonlady) blog.

This hop starts today, November 11th (12:01 am CST) and will run all weekend ending on Sunday, November 13th (11:59 pm CST) to allow you plenty of time to hop. Now with any hop there has to be some prizes along the way right? Well this hop is no exception!! You will want to make sure to visit each design team member's blog and leave a comment as each one will be giving away one TSB image!

If that isn't enough to entice you to hop with us, well maybe this will- 1 random person (who comments on all DT blogs and leaves a final comment The Stamping Boutique's blog) will be selected to win the entire set of our newest line of images called the Smoochies. Now that is a great prize as there are 11 images in the line currently!!! You can see the Smoochies HERE!

For my project I used the Strawberry Umbrella, from the umbrella line. I love this little image. It was perfect for this little thank you card.

Next you are off to Rhonda's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment so you can be in the chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Aud Sentiments - Thanks

Dutch Dare - Punch Time

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop with Paper Pretties

Today we are celebrating the birthday of one of our Paper Pretties Design Team members, Jennifer Greco.

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

To wish Jennifer a very Happy Birthday I made a gift tag, no ornament, no gift card holder - WAIT! It's all 3 in one!
Take a look.

I used the imaged called, "Warm Winter Wishes".

Jennifer I hope you have a wonderful day.

Challenges entered:
PCP - 3D Challenge

Whimsie Doodles - Tag You're It

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Handmade Holiday

We all know the economy is not great this year. So I have decided to make my holiday gifts this year. This isn't new for me though, I do this a lot. It really helps with not going into financial ruin for the holidays.

This week Sweet Stamping Treats is issuing a sketch challenge. Here is the one I chose (there's two to choose from):

And here is my project to inspire you.

I used the new release named "Sally". She is cutie and had that curly hair like my niece, Kyra. So this frame is part 2 of my Mom's Christmas gift. Kyra and Xavier are brother and sister, you can check out his frame here.

I hope you will join us for the sketch challenge.

Take Care.

Challenge entered:
My Mum's craft Shop - Sugar and Spice

Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Another Christmas Gift Project

I think I might actually be ready in time for Christmas if I keep this up. LOL!

This little box came together so nicely. I got the directions from Splitcoast Stampers, here. I will be making more of these. The image is from Pink Cat Studios. They had a huge sale on digis this weekend.

This is for my daughter. A collection of lip gloss and mini nail polishes.

Take Care.

Challenges entered:
Daisy Doodles - Use a digi
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

There She Goes - Holiday Project
Stamp and Fun - Winter
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Use a Freebie (My papers are from a free digi kit)

Crafty Boots - Young at Heart

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