Saturday, November 28, 2009

Merry Christmas!..Motivet DT - Sketch Challenge #48

I finally got this card done for another Fabulous Sketch Challenge at Motivet. Be sure to check out all DT's Gorgeous cards at the Motivet Inspiration Blog...join in to win some fabulous stamps!!

The Beautiful traditional stamp I used on this card is from Motivet and is called, "Children around Christmas Tree" The sentiment is High Hopes.

The image is colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

Although it is hard to see ...the white flower and sentiment paper is very shimmery. I sprayed snowflake glimmer mist on really looks very pretty. I added glitter to the tree and gold stickles to the edges of the sentiment and white flower.

Ink - memento black, barely banana, creamy caramel. Papers - GP white, Treasures, Michael's, K&C. Accessories - flowers, brads, nesties, pearls, gold cord, ribbon, stickles, paper doily, stitching.

We still don't have are enjoying going for a walk in the morning and evening. Today hubby started putting up our Christmas lights outside..and if all goes well this week I'm hoping to have our tree up by the end of the week. It feels a little funny with no snow ...but I could get used to that real

Have a Great Day Everyone!!....Thank You for all the lovely comments!!

New Stamps at Motivet!!.

Check out the new Cute and Fabulous stamps at the Motivet Shop!!

Also...a new sketch Challenge on the go at the Motivet Inspriration Blog!...I will be back with a card Soon!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Holidays - Motivet DT - Sketch Challenge!

Check out this weeks Fabulous sketch challenge at the Motivet Inspiration Blog. The Motivet DT members have made Beautiful example cards.....join in the challenge and you will have a chance to win some Wonderful stamps!! You can see the sketch I used in the top right hand corner of my blog...clicking on it will take you right to the sketch challenge post.

I used two Fabulous Motivet stamps on this card...."Boy Building a Snowman" and the sentiment "Holiday Greetings"

The image is colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

A first for me....I've used polar white flower soft on the snow and pom pom of the boys hat. The snowman has a light sprinkle of reg glitter. The large snowflake is made of chipboard...the smaller brown snowflake is just made from a cereal box...using a sizzix snowflake die. Both snowflakes are covered with SU creamy caramel ink and MS snow. I've sprayed the sentiment and white snowflakes with tattered angels glitter mist.

Ink - memento black, creamy caramel, bordering blue. Papers - GP white, dcwv, BG Eskimo Kisses I received from Petra. Accessories - SU Scallop punch, snowflakes, glitter, flower soft, brads, raffia, lace, MS and EK success snowflake punches. The pretty snowflake charm is available at Stamp and Create online store.

The weather here is still pretty nice...A few snow flurries today...but not enough to even cover the ground. I'm off now to watch a christmas movie with hubby called...."Four Christmases".

Before I leave I want to wish everyone in the US a Very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone!!...and Thank you for all your Lovely comments!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Merry Christmas! - Magnolia DT

Hello Everyone...I'm still here!! Life has been very busy. We had a houseful over the weekend...celebrating Hubby's retirement...lots of Fun!!. Yesterday we were in the city (4 hrs away) visiting my Mother. Her 91st birthday is on Friday. It was so nice to see her...and she is looking well. We also really enjoyed being able to make this trip during the week instead of on the busy weekend.

The weather has been just Wonderful. We still don't have any snow...Amazing!!..and this afternoon we were outside without coats!! It looks like it may even continue for a bit!!

Onto the card....I actually made this card in September. The beautiful flowers are from Magnolia. This Lovely Tilda stamp is - HV08 Tilda with Wood Basket (Winter Collection 2008), HV08 Ticket - A Merry Christmas (Christmas Collection 2008)

The image is colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

I used Martha Stewart snow on the ground. Glitter on the wings and dress. The snowflake is cut from white glitter paper with a Cuttle bug die.

Paper: - Cardstock - Magnolia (green, gold) Bazill (red, light green for ticket), Georgia Pacific (white), Patterned Paper - K&Company - Christmas Cheer, Best Occasions - white glitter paper. Ink: - Memento black, Stampin' Up - creamy caramel, barely banana, cranberry crisp. Accessories: - Cuttlebug snowflake die, Martha Stewart leaf punch. Martha Stewart snow and fine glitter, Sewing machine - stitching. Prima holly leaves, Magnolia - glittered poinsettias and lace, gold eyelet, jute string, tiny rhinestone flowers on background.

Have a Great Day Everyone....Take Care!...and Thank You for the Lovely Comments!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just for You!!..Magnolia DT and Challenges

I made this card for the Just Magnolia challenge...which is distressing...I love distressing so this was pretty easy for me. I also used the fabulous sketch from StampArtic ...looks like I may be a little late with this challenge though.

This cute little Magnolia is from the "A Little Yummy For Your Tummy Collection 2009" and is called "AY09 Peachy Tilda" The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

The image is colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

Ink - memento black ink, SU bashful blue, creamy caramel. Papers - GP white, Magnolia, dcwv. Accessories - flower (Magnolia), leaves, shimmerz, pearls, button, embroidery floss, trim from dollar store, ribbon (Magnolia), stickles, glitter.

The weather was Beautiful here fact the last week has been lovely. Amazing for this time of year. I hope it lasts...but that is asking a bit

Have a Great Day Everyone!!...Please Take Care!!...and Thank You for your Lovely comments!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Looking for a pen friend....Now filled!!

Dominik has found enough penpals now.....Thanks Everyone!!!

My good friend Nadine from Germany has a son - "Dominik" who would like to have an English speaking penfriend. Not only would this be a wonderful way to learn about each others would help Dominik to practice his English. If you have a son or daughter between the ages of 10-13 yrs of age who may be can email Nadine right.... Here !!

Thank You!!.....Have a Lovely Weekend Everyone!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sad News...and.. A Tree for Henry!

I recently found out from Kerry's Blog that Sarah Anderson’s little 3 year old son Henry passed away from a virus he fell ill with last week.

Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor.

Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree.

If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit this webpage to purchase the digi stamp:

Another way to donate to the memorial is to print out this form and mail in your donation directly:

Please write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames. Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed.To contact Lorie, please visit her blog at

If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog:

Some people have asked about sending a card to the Andersons...I noticed Kerry added this address to her post.........

Anderson Family

c/o 1130 Oak Street

Martinez, CA 94553

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Be Merry" - Magnolia DT

This one of the DT Christmas cards I submitted to Magnolia Ink that wasn't chosen. I used a SU sentiment instead of a Magnolia one it didn't qualify. But...I am so Happy to have 3 of my cards published in the Magazine!!

The Stamps I've used on this card are - HV08 Tilda with Heart Ornament (Christmas Collection 2008), TO08 Santa Bench (Santa Collection 2008), SU sentiment.

I've colored the image with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle, SU close to cocoa marker. Delta Acrylic white paint for detail dots.

For the background around the image...I masked the bench and used a soft brush to add SU barely banana. Tilda is attached with foam popups.

Paper: - Cardstock - Bazill (green, red), Georgia Pacific (white), Basic Grey "Wassail" Ink: - Memento black, SU creamy caramel and barely banana, close to cocoa marker. Accessories: - prima flowers, sparkle brad, lace, Dollarama gold flower, SU gold cord, ribbon and oval punch, Ek success border punch, Martha Stewart fine glitter, stitching.

Have a Great Day Everyone!!..and Thank You for your Lovely Comments!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Awards and Goodies!

Thank you gals for all these Wonderful Awards!!...You've all made my Day!! Some of them are from a while back.....but they are all Fabulous!!

This is a one word Tag Award....from Risa, Sol and Gvendalen 1. Where is your cell phone? cupboard ....2. Your hair? short ....3. Your mother? Beautiful

4. Your father? gone ....5. Your fave food? steak ....6. Your dream last night? zero

7. Your fave drink? wine ....8. Your dream/goal? peace ....9. What room are you in? dining room

10. Your hobby? paper-crafting ....11. Your fear? flu ....12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here

13. Where you were last night? home ....14. Something that you aren't? skinny ....15. Muffins? banana-nut

16. Wish List Item? ring ....17. Where did you grow up? Saskatchewan ....18. Last thing you did? type.

19.What are you wearing? pj's ....20. Your TV? Sony ....21. Your Pets? Buddy ....22. Friends? Fabulous

23. Your Life? Wonderful ....24. Your Mood? happy ....25. Missing Someone? Yes ....26. Vehicle? Van

27. Something your not wearing? coat ....28. Your fave store? Michael's ....29. Your fave color? green

30. Last time you laughed? today ....31. Last time you cried? yesterday ....32. Your best friend? husband

33. One place that I go to over and over? bathroom ....34. One person who emails regularly? Trina

35. Fave place to eat? A&W ....36. Face book? nope

Sorry about the way the above list printed up...blogger and I are just not getting along tonight!!

I am to pass this along to 5 bloggers......(no pressure girls..if you have time..great if not..okay!)I will pass this along to Darcie - Terry - Rosalee - Viv - Nicole

Making Smiles Award from Deb

I have to tell you 5 interesting things about me (which I am running out of)...and pass the award to 5 other people.

1. I'm a night owl.

2. I love Won ton soup....anytime.

3. I make cold press handmade soap...I have for about 8 yrs. I use to sell it as well...but not much at the moment. My soap recipes are registered with Health Canada though to assure they contain safe ingredients.

4. I love to watch movies...but most of the time...I fall does too.

5. I love paper crafts...but I also love to sew dolls, quilt, paint on wood...all sorts of crafty things. I will pass this on to.....Sandy - Stephanne - Nadine - Tracey - Dorte ....again no pressure gals!!

Here are the rest of the Lovely Awards I've received....I'm just going to pass them along to Everyone!!...Thanks Again gals!! Terry

Dorte Hannah and Dorte Jo Bernie I received this Lovely Blog Candy from my good friend Claudia ...Thank you so much Sweetie!! I received this Fabulous Halloween card and Goodies from my dear friend Tina The card is Amazing.....created on clear CS!! Here is the inside ...the pics just don't do it justice! Thank you Tina for these Wonderful Treats!! That's it for now.......Sorry about the long post!!....I'll be back in a bit with a new card!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Autumn Wishes - Motivet DT

This little Doraline with Sunflower is just the Cutest!!...She is one of my favorites...I love Sunflowers!!

The images are colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

I stamped and extra Sunflower to color and pop on top of Doraline's sunflower for a bit of dimension. I also added a little glitter to her cuffs and collar lace.

Stamps - Motivet - Doraline with Sunflower Autumn Wishes is a sentiment I received in blog candy from Claudia (Thanks Sweetie!)

Be sure to check out the Motivet Blog to see all the Gorgeous creations the DT makes and for a chance to win some Fabulous stamps!!

Ink - Memento black, SU bashful blue and old olive. Paper - GP white, dcwv Indian summer, SU chocolate chip. Accessories - glitter, lace, MS border punch, flowers, shimmerz, buttons, embroidery cotton, bling accents (from Claudia), stitching.

I hope everyone's Halloween was Spooktacular!!...We got around a 100 Spooks...that is a record for us. I just love seeing all the Wonderful costumes...and the little ones are So Cute!!

Have Wonderful Day Everyone!!.....and Thank You Bunches for all your Lovely comments!!

Edited to add - **On the above card I used the last weeks Fabulous sketch from the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog.**