Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Advent Calendar and a few Photos!!

I made this little matchbox calendar for my little granddaughter....Ellie. It is filled with Santa chocolates...foil wrapped Teddy Grahams and little Hershey chocolate bars. I used this tutorial to make this project. Thanks for the great tutorial Tanja
 I don't normally add faces to my magnolia's but Ellie knows all about noses, eyes and ears..ect. I thought it would be a good idea to add them for her.
 Here is a photo of  Buddy and Chewbacca (my sons fur kid). See that evil look?? suits his name..LOL.
Last but definitely not least!! a photo of our Sweet grand daughter Ellie. I thought it was perfect to include at the end. She is 17 months in the photo. She's a real firecracker... into everything and we just Love Her 2Bits!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season...Take Care Everyone!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Kards for Kids!!

I planned to have this post out a lot sooner but life has been keeping me pretty busy. are the cards I made for Kards for Kids....

Above are a couple of covered notepads...very easy and inexpensive to make.

The weather here is pretty cool....winter arrived early this year. Our little granddaughter is here for the night and we had lots of fun pulling her around in the sleigh this afternoon. She loved it!! I think she could have ridden all day...Grandma and Grandpa tuckered out first...LOL.

Hoping to post again before Christmas...but till then.....Take Care!! and I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Kards for Kids

Awhile back I was ask by Bela if I would like to join in making Kards for Kids. These are cards for Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Bela hosts the card drives...and takes them to the hospital.

This is a very low stress there is no set # of cards and they can be almost any type. The only requirement is that they do not contain embellishments such as buttons, brads, flowers as they may cause a choking hazard. Use paper products and stickles only. So they can be quite simple which is really very nice!!

You can check out the Kards for Kids site here. Right now Bela is having a call for Christmas Cards. I recently sent in some Halloween and Christmas cards. These are the Halloween cards.
Sorry about the last pic...a little blurry. As you can see many of the images are High Hopes. HH stamps are so perfect for this. I also used a cute little Magnolia witch. I really enjoyed making these cards and will share the Christmas with you in the near future.

I'm hoping to have time to visit soon...and possibly share a few photos of our recent holidays.

Have a Great Day Everyone!! and Thank You so much for visiting!!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

High Hopes New Release and Blog Hop!!

Hi Everyone... just dropping by to tell you High Hopes is releasing New Stamps on Sept 22. and having a Fabulous giveaway on their blog. Check out their blog Here to find out all the details and see the Wonderful sneak peeks!!

I will be posting again soon. We just got back from Holidays...and am still unpacking!!

Have a Great Day!!...and Good Luck!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Easter!!..Magnolia-licious Easter Contest

I've had this little Easter Tilda for ages and just finally inked her up. I am entering this card in the Magnolia-licious Easter-Spring Extravaganza Contest

The stamp (full size) I used is called HE10 Hello! Tilda from the 2010 Hoppy Easter Collection. The sentiment is computer generated. I've colored the image with distress inks and h20's.

Ink - Versafine. Papers - watercolor, GP, Bazill, Crate, Michael's. Accessories - lace, ribbon, button, charm, acrylic paint, stickles.

I've used the sketch from One Crazy Stampers March Challenge. Of course I am late...but that's okay...I just really liked the sketch!

Thanks for visiting...and for your lovely comments!!...Take Care!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Just For You - One Crazy Stamper

Another DT card for One Crazy Stamper. This Cute image on this card is called "Spring Kiki". The sentiment is computer generated.

"Spring Kiki" is colored with distress inks on watercolor paper.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue. Paper - watercolor, gp, bazzil, dcwv, crate. Accessories - ribbon, ms punch, cb corner die, nesties, glitter, lace, gold cord, flowers, button, acrylic paint, stickles.

There is still time to enter the April Flower Challenge at the OCS Challenge Blog. You could win a $25.00 store gift certificate to use at the One Crazy Stamper Store. Check out the Fabulous New items many new products to drool over!! Again...the prices and service is Amazing!! looks like spring is just about here. We still have a lot of snow.....but the temps are warming up. A few of the main streets have been cleaned off..and we can actually go for a walk...Yay!!..Happy Spring!!

Have a Great Day!!...Thank you so much for visiting and your Wonderful comments!!

High Hopes Blog Hop and New Release!!

Be sure to check out the High Hopes Blog to see Sneak peeks of the Fabulous High Hopes New Release designs...and the Amazing creations the Talented High Hopes Dt has made with them!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Easter!! - One Crazy Stamper!!

I am so excited to be a Guest Dt for One Crazy Stamper for the month of April. "One Crazy Stamper" is a Canadian online store. Their service and prices are Amazing!! Not only do they have a Wonderful selection of stamps, papers, inks.. etc...they have a fabulous selection of Copics at a great price!! Check them out...One Crazy Stamper.

The card above is one of my Dt cards and is for the April challenge at the One Crazy Stamper Challenge Blog which is "Flowers". Be sure to check out the other Gorgeous creations the very talented OCS Dt have made and join in the challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to use at the OCS store!!

The cute stamp used on my card are both available at OCS. The main image is "My Little Lamb" Clear Stamp by Penny Johnson. The sentiment is a "Whimsy Holiday Circle Postmarks".

I colored the image with copics on Copic Xpress It Cardstock. I used copic spica pens to add some lovely sparkle.....Ink - memento black, bashful blue. Papers - copic xpress it cs, bazzill, dcwv, tim holtz, nicole, crate. Accessories - flowers, pearls, ms punch, spellbinders dies, acrylic paint, stickles, ribbon, tulle, copic spica pens.

This card also fits the Color Create challenge - Pastel colors (Thanks Janiel!)

I have one more OCS DT card to show you..but that will be a little later on in the month...Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments!! Happy Spring Everyone!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi All...I'm still alive! I have a quick Birthday card to show you. I made it for a fella with a great sense of humor. Although I kept it simple by not having a background layer...I was inspired by last weeks 182 Mojo Sketch.

I am posting the inside as well so you can read the fun poem. The Cute stamps are both from High Hopes. The sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge.

The fabulous baker's twine used on this card I purchased from Monika at M.A.D Stamper. (great service and price!!)

To color the froggy I used copics for base only...prismacolor pencils (oms)..and h20's on top.

Ink - Memento black, bashful blue, vintage photo. Paper - GP, SU, assorted scraps. Accessories - baker's twine, brown bauble, stitching. The little tag I cut with my Cuttlebug.

So much for Spring here...all we have been getting is snow, snow and more snow. We're for casted to have a lovely summer though.... Sounds like even the weather man has given up on spring

Happy Spring Everyone!!..and Thank you so much for your lovely comments!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Enjoy Your Day! - High Hopes and Basic Grey

The Challenge this week at High Hopes Blog is Female Birthday. The challenges are now bi weekly and there is still 1 week left of this one. Every 2nd week one of the High Hopes designers also posts a Fabulous sure to check it out.

Who wouldn't want a flower from this Happy little High Hopes fella? His name is Leapin' Larry. He was created by artist Laurie Furnell

The sketch I've used for this card is from the Basic Grey Challenge 38. The papers I've used are BG's "Green at Heart" Collection

I've colored this image using copics for base, prismacolor pencils, and h20's to deepen the shade and give it a little sparkle.

The glittered flower is attached with foam pop ups. I cut the frog out and glued him onto the spellbinders oval so I could tilt him a little. The sentiment is from one of my Stampin Up sets...(sorry can't remember which one)

Ink - momento black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa. Paper - GP, treasures cs, basic grey "Green at heart". Accessories - lace, binders cord, ribbon, button, dew drops, stitching, stitckles, glitter.

We are still living in a deep freeze. An early spring is not in the forecast for us this year. It is nice to see more daylight hrs though. That in itself makes a person feel pretty dang good!!

Thanks for visiting!!..and for your lovely comments!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kiss Me!!...High Hopes

Today I have a Valentine for my hubby to show you. It is a little lacy and sparkly...but no flowers!! This Cute froggy is from High Hopes. The sentiment is a Whimsy Holiday Circle Postmark.

The image is colored with copics as a base... prismacolor pencils and h20's on top.

I've managed to hit a few challenges with this card.... High Hopes Challenge - "Valentines" Friday Sketchers - "Sketch" Stamp and Create - "Love" One Crazy Stamper Challenge Blog - "Pink" Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - "Corny Valentines Sayings"

It is still very cold in our part of the world. Suppose to warm up over the next few days though. I hope so. I gave my Buddy a haircut yesterday....he goes out and back in the house doing his business very fast today..LOL!

I hope everyone has a Wonderful and Happy Valentines Day! I wish you all lots of Sweets and Hugs!! Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Greeting! - Magnolia

I've had these lovely stamps for along time..and this is the first time being inked. I think this Tilda is just the sweetest. These stamps are from the "Right through my heart and Raising the ceiling Collection 2010"

I've tried to hit a few challenges with this card... Just Magnolia - "Anything goes" Magnolia Down Under - "Love" Magnolia Stamp Lovers - "Glitter Challenge" One Crazy Stamper Challenge Blog - "Pink" Totally Tilda - "Hearts"

The images are colored with copics as a base only...prismacolors..and h20's. Ink - memento, bordering blue, close to cocoa, creamy caramel. Papers - GP, treasures CS and unknown dps. Accessories - doily heart (sprayed with tattered angels), stickles, ms border punch, stitching, bling, lace, glitter and acrylic white paint.

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone...and Thank you So Much for your lovely comments!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ahoy! Pirate Card - Magnolia

This is one of the cards published in the Fairy tale Spring Edition 2010 of Magnolia Ink. I know that is a long time ago....but I recently realized I haven't posted it on my blog.

Here is a list of the stamps I've used on this card...All from Magnolia of course!! LZ09 Ocean Bakground - VA07 Sjorovar banner2 - VA07 Edwin som pirat - VA07 Edwins Doskalle - S007 Skepp - HV08 Stock.

The images are colored with copics (base only), prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's to deepen the shade.

The ocean background stamp is simply over stamped with the pirate ship. The flowers, leaves and cord are from Magnolia. Edwin is glued to the log...and attached to the front corner with foam dimensionals.

The weather here has been frightfully cold to say the least!! It is suppose to warm up at the end of the week...I'm keeping my fingers crossed. We have an unreal amount of snow as well...with more in the it one knows where to put it

Have a Great Day Everyone!!..Keep Warm!!..and Thank you so much for your Lovely comments!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Blog Hop!! - High Hopes 100th Challenge!! Now Closed!!

Yay!!!....To help celebrate, I've been asked..along with more of the earlier High Hopes Designers to join in the Blog Hop. I am so pleased to be part of this Celebration!! Not only will you see Gorgeous High Hope Creations as you hop along...there are Unbelievable Fabulous Prizes to win!!

The 1st prize is $100 (retail value, unmounted or cling mount) worth of High Hopes Stamps!!! WOW!!! The 2nd prize is $50 (retail value, unmounted or cling mount) worth of High Hopes stamps!!! And the 3rd and 4th prizes will each receive $25 (retail value unmounted or cling mount) worth of High Hopes stamps!! *In order to have a chance to win, you must leave a comment on each blog along the hop!!* The hop will remain open till 12:00pm (noon) EST Monday, Jan 17th And the winners will be announced next Tuesday, Jan 18th. Hopping along...... You should have arrived here from the Very Talented!! Debby. I will leave a link to the following blog at the end of this post. To celebrate I've made a card purse and Valentine cards...
The directions for the card purse can be found here. I did alter the size to create a larger purse so my 6 cards would fit. The images I used above are Ton Of Love Ellie (gotta love that name Ellie!! Above cards - No Bones Doggie. I love these doggies. I had to color one my Buddy! All the coloring is done with copics as a base only ....prismacolor (oms) and h20's on top. Ink - memento black, bashful blue, old olive, close to cocoa, creamy caramel. Paper - Georgia pacific, treasures, su kraft, bg sugar rush, cosmo cricket and unknown. Stamps - High g and su. Accessories - jute, ms punch, ribbon, bling, glitter, stitching, nestabilities.
Hopping Along....the next gal on the list is the Totally Fabulous!! Jeanette. If you get lost along the way....just go the High Hopes Blog to start at the beginning. Thanks for dropping in and Have a Great Day!!
Just a reminder!!...In order to have a chance to win the amazing prizes you must leave a comment on each blog along the hop!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

High Hopes 100th Challenge Blog Hop!!

You can read more about this right here. There is going to be lots of Fun and Prizes!!!!