Saturday, December 25, 2010

Kiss Me under the Mistletoe!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I decided to post this card of Rosie under the Mistletoe (Karen's Doodles) today, since I figured it would be pretty quiet in blogland! The CS I used is Real Red and the DP is Figgy (Basic Grey). I added liquid applique to her dress & glitter to her present!
I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday with family and friends!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fabulous Friday Freebie #68


I am going to leave the Fabulous Friday Freebie posts at the top of my blog so they are EASIER to find for everyone!!! PLEASE scroll down to see my newest posts!!!! THANKS!!!

(yes, I know the date is has to be that way to keep this post at the top!!)

The lucky winner of last week's Friday Freebie of the Bo Bunny Die Cuts is..... RENEE

Congratulations Renee!!!! Please email me with your snail mail address so I can get Simon to send you your goodies!!!

This week you can win a Sugar, a CC Designs ANGEL Rubber stamp!! Isn't she CUTE???

Requirements: All you have to do to enter is:

1. play along in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (this weeks theme can be found on the challenge blog - go check it out!!!!)

2. leave me a comment here with a link to your post that states you've entered it into the SSS challenge

3. add my blinkie to your sidebar

(I CHECK!!!!)

4. COME BACK next Friday to see if you are the lucky winner!!!

& you can WIN these goodies!!! (includes shipping!!) !!!!!! Tell all your friends too!!!!

Thank you to Heidi, Steph, & the girls at Simon Says Stamp for being SO AWESOME to work with!!! You all work SOOOO hard to provide us with EVERYTHING we need for our crafting addiction, so I just wanted to say THANKS one more time!!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!
Good luck!!!!

Underwear for Christmas?!??!

Another Christmas card I made - this time using a funny sentiment and bear from Dustin Pike.
The paper is Figgy from Basic Grey and the snowflake punch is Martha Stewart. I coloured him with Copics - very simple layout, so I could showcase the image and sentiment!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oldies but Goodies...with Karen's Doodles

This weeks showcase of an Oldie but Goodie of Karen's, from Karen's Doodles, is PUPPY & HER BONE. Isn't she gorgeous? I love her sweet little eyes!!! I made a gift card holder (Taylored Expressions) and used some DP from my scraps box. The charm I got from Simon Says Stamp.
The ribbon is Pretty in Pink (SU) and the bone clip I think I got from Michael's AGES ago!!!!

Here is a close up of the pawprint charm....

Be sure to head to Karen's Doodles Challenge blog for this weeks is ANYTHING GOES!!! Karen has some GREAT new images, so head on over there for the fun!!! If you join us, you can win GREAT prizes.......

•1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
•2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
•3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles

So, what are you waiting for....head on over and check out the GREAT samples that the Design Team have created for you. Have fun & good luck!!!!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Simon Says....ANYTHING GOES!!!


This week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, the theme is an easy one! ANYTHING GOES!!! I KNOW how much you all love these ones, so now is your chance to enter something into the challenge and have a chance at an amazing prize!!!! THIS week, you can win a $50 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp Superstore!!! Wheeehooooo!!!!

Here is my card I made for Tim, just because! I used Tilda & Edwin hugging (Magnolia) and the sentiment, also from Magnolia. The CS is Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip (SU) and the DP is also from SU (Tangerine Tango). The little felt flowers are also from SU. The gemstones are from Hero Arts. I coloured Tilda & Edwin with Copic markers. The Nestabilities I used are Labels One.

REMEMBER - you win TWO of these...a $50 spree!!!!! WOW eh??? Good luck!!!

And if you come back on Friday, you can enter to win MY Friday Freebie giveaway too!!!!! AND check out the rest of the DT blogs too, they might have blog candy as well!!!! I hope you will join us this week!!!! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Groovy Dude

This week the challenge for Digital Tuesday is to CELEBRATE!! So, I decided to enter this card that I made using Groovy Dude from Kenny K for my nephew's birthday! The CS is black and silver - I ran the silver through my CB folder (diamond plate) and attached a "screw" brad for the final touch! I coloured him with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by! Wish me luck - I haven't entered a challenge in awhile - I think I might be rusty!! LOL


My students were asking me to do a countdown to Christmas on the board every day, so I decided to make something a little more "special". This countdown frame is sitting on the table at the front of my classroom. I used the newest freebie from Designed2Delight called Valentine Snowman. The frame is just an acrylic frame with a stand that I had in my "alter" stash.

The paper is from Tim Holtz - yummy paper!!! The stickers are from the Dollar Store. I made the numbers with my CB die "Olivia", and made a bunch so they can be swapped out every day (in the little baggie below!). The frame opens at the top and the paper slides out easily.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!!!! Only 5 more days until Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Incy Wincy Designs - Shape it!

This week at Incy Wincy Designs, our challenge for you is to make a different shaped card - not a square or a rectangle. Not sure why I had such trouble with this one, so I decided to play it safe and go with a circle. I don't really like this card, to be colouring is 'off' and it just looks sloppy. I am terribly sorry you had to see this but because my schedule has been beyond hectic, I didn't have time to redo it! I am SO sorry!!!!

Head to the blog to see the rest of the shapely cards by the DT - they did a MUCH better job than me, I promise you that!!!!! THANKS for stopping by!!!


Karen's Doodles Challenge - Anything Goes!!

I finally got to join in another of Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog challenges this week - I just hope I posted it to the DT site in time! IF not, no worries! I needed to make a large, masculine card anyway!

Every year, for the last 13 years, my family sponsors a home for men who are recovering alcoholics. They live in this home for about a year after AA to try to get back on their feet, get a job, etc. We stuff 32 stockings for them, and try to supply them with some necessities they will need. For some of them, it is the only Christmas gifts they get as many are estranged from their families. It is what truly grounds me at Christmas time, amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties, events, etc. The weekend before Christmas, my entire family gets together and stuffs the stockings. We package them up along with some other goodies and deliver them to the house before Christmas. The men are so excited when we come, and many of them have heard about our stockings from others who had been and gone, so it really warms my heart knowing that we are making a difference in someone's life! The very first year, we gave them a tree and a whole bunch of decorations to get them set up. Since then, it's been a fun tradition for our family!! SO.....that is why I needed a large, masculine card - 28 of us had to sign it!!! LOL

I used Christmas Moose from Karen's Doodles and coloured him with Copic markers. I added crystal lacquer to the lights and stickles to his bow and balls on the wreath. He is standing in some 3D glittering crystal paint. The CS is Tangerine Tango, and the DP is from SU (can't remember the name of it though, sorry!).

Soooooo, now you need to head to the Challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT's creations! AND, I hope you will join us!!! The prizes are GREAT!!! You could win:

•1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
•2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
•3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles

I hope you will join us! AND if you do, head over to the Doodle Diva Gallery and check out the Featured Diva contest I run every 2 weeks! You can win MORE of Karen's Doodles images!!!!
That blog is my baby - so I really hope you will enter your cards to win!!!!

Have a GREAT week!!! I only have to work until noon on Wed. then I am off until Jan. 6th. Will be nice to veg and craft and veg and read!!! LOL


Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - use NON-TRADITIONAL Christmas colours

This week at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we are tempting you to make a Christmas card or project with non-traditional colours! I decided to make a gift card using blues & pale green. The image and sentiment are from our sponsor, The Doodle Pantry.

I quite like the sheep, snowmen and polar bears as there isn't much colouring!! LOL (I know.... LAZY...but I still have a TON of Christmas cards to make & mail!! OOPS!!! So, I'm all about easy!) Head over to the blog to check out the rest of the DTs creations and consider joining us! There are some great prizes this month!!!!

Happy Sunday!!

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