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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Challenge for 2009!!

Okay...so I only have time for one more challenge, then I have to prepare for tonight's festivities!
So...I chose a really fun one--The Pink Elephant Challenge. There were 2 sketches to choose from,
and I chose this one:








And here's my card:


Card details: Digi Image: "Marcus, The Terrible Twos" by Mo Manning, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterened Paper: Prima Marketing "Dude Collection", Circles: Cuttlebug Nesties, Misc.: Button, Twine: Fiskars "Kimberly Poloson collection"
I will be back later to post my Happy New Year's card.....I wish you and your family a Safe and Happy New Year!!! Enjoy and God Bless!!!

Last Challenges of 2009!

There are just a few hours left of 2009 and I'm trying to finish up some challenges!
I am starting out with The EtsyInspired Challenge, these are always alot of fun! Make sure
and click on the link to read all about it! 
This week's Etsy store is Gypsy Rose Handbags, she's got some gorgeous stuff too!!!
I was inspired by this bag:




I love all the bright colors!
So, so pretty!!!!





I also love this paper I have by The Paper Studio, so I made this card:



Card details: Image from a swap, Bic Pastel Markers to color,
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Sentiment: Studio G, Scalloped border: Jumbo Scalloped scissors.






Thanks for visiting today! Now....off to another challenge!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's the final countdown!!!

Wow! Just 2 more days of 2009! Can you believe it?! How time flies!!! I just got home from the grocery store, I bought four cans of Black-eyed Peas! Anyone else eat these as a New Year's Eve tradition!? Thank goodness I like black-eyed peas!! 
I am starting the year off in a pretty exciting way......I made it for a Design Team! My first! Yippee!!! I am so excited!!!
I am officially a Sugar Baby!! I will designing for Korin,  aka Sugar Momma, of  Sweet n' Sassy Stamps and I am ultra excited to be working with a super great team of other designers!!! You can read the details here at
 The Sweet Shop, here a list of the other designers: Andrea,CandaceRenata and Julie


I will begin on January 2, 2010 and feature my first sketch, please check back here and let this "rookie" know just how she is doing!LOL I would love some feedback!!!


Now.....I have also completed another challenge, and this one asks that you make a card pertaining to the New Year! You can read all the details here at Janet's blog: The Corrosive Challenge Blog!
 ONE of my New Year's resolutions is to take better care of myself!!!
So...I made this card and titled it: It's all about ME!



Card Details: Digi Image: InStyle Stamps, Sentiment: Microsoft Word,
Pattered Paper: My Mind's Eye, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Ribbon: Michael's $1 bin, Circles/Scalloped Circles: Cuttlebug Nesties, Misc.: Glossy Accents to accent bubbles. Copics and Chalks to color. 


Thanks for visiting my blog for today. I am hoping for some quality time for myself to get creating! I have so many images I want to color up and create with, I need more hours in a day!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Yes! I survived another Christmas!

Whew! So happy that Christmas has come and gone! Now I can relax a little bit
and enjoy some "me" time!!!
I started out the day by sleeping late! Yep, I slept in til' about 9am! It felt wonderful!
I have cleaned up a bit and then decided to participate in a challenge. After seeing these Anime images
I thought they were so stinkin' cute....they remind me of my teen daughter!!!LOL

So here's the details of the challenge: Sketch Challenge #4/Guest Designer Call, details here:
Club Anime.
Here's the sketch:















And here's my card using Lilah:









Card Details: Digi Image: Lilah by Instyle Stamps, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper and Ribbon: Love Elsie, Circles/Scalloped Circles: Cuttlebug Nesties, Silver beads: The Paper Studio

Thanks for visiting! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday! 5 More Days til' Christmas!!!

Okay....I'm not in "panic mode".....yet! But, I've only got about half of my stuff done....that means half of my baking, half of my shopping, and half of my wrapping done. Tomorrow I have more shopping to do, and will bake and wrap tomorrow evening.
So, this is my last Christmas card to show you.....the last! I promise!!!






















Card Details: Digi Image: Heather Ellis, Copics to color, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Die folder, Misc.: white dimensional paint, stickles, Snowflake ornament, silver ribbon.
I also made this today. A friend requested it. The recipient will add their own photos, dates and journaling, and then hang on the wall!






















Size 12x12, Acrylic cut to size, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Cardstock: Bazzill, Stickers: (Unvailable, hubby is asleep in bedroom, will look up later.), vintage lace, Martha Stewart Border Punches, Machine Stitching, Marvy Uchida Punches. 
Thanks for visiting.....just in case I go into "panic mode" I'd like to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!!
May it be safe, filled with love, happiness, and God's abundant blessings!!! Life is short, so make some wonderful memories!!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Saturday!!

So what are your plans for today? 6 more days til' Christmas!!! Are you running around like crazy trying to finish up your shopping, wrapping and baking? I always feel like I just want to freeze time right about now and want to add about 2 more weeks until Christmas, mabye then...I can relax and enjoy the holidays!!!


Today I worked on another challenge, Mo's Digital Challenge, the idea was to use ALL white on your card, except for the image. I chose this image because she is so lovely!!!!
*I think the stickles on her wings made my ink smear a little, but oh well, time is short and I'm not perfect, so this card will have to do like it is!LOL



Card details: "Christmas Fairy Holly" digi image by Mo Manning. Copics to color. Cuttlebug Swirl Embossing folder, Nestabilities for circle and scalloped circle, Martha Stewart branch punch. Misc. ribbon, button, stickles, glossy accents, bronze ink pad, floss.














Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful, safe Saturday!!!



Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday= Etsy Inspired Challenge Day!

This was supposed to post on Wednesday but I was having trouble and then had a busy day to tend to. So...I'm posting this today!!!
Today I plan on doing some more shopping, but first I wanted to show you my card that was inspired by an Etsy shop!
It all starts here: EtsyInspired Challenge blog. And the featured shop this week is Marmar, it's got some really cute things!!!
The challenge states you are to visit the shop, pick and item that inspires you and get creating!!!

So, anyone that knows me, knows I really like owls! They are so cute! So I was inspired by this little guy called Night Owl. It's a super cute necklace, and well, I'm a Night Owl, so it's perfect!!!
Here's the necklace: Night Owl, and here's a picture of it:

















It inspired me to make this card:






Card Details: Digi Image: Pink Cat Studio, Patterend Paper: The Paper Studio, Ribbon: Offray (WalMart), Copics to color, Misc: Buttons, Floss

























Inside the card it says:






Sentiment came with the image at Pink Cat Studio. Sentiments are free.














Thanks for looking~Have a great Thursday~Now....back to my regularly scheduled day!!!LOL

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Warm Wishes......

We're getting a cold front today....our highs will be in the 40's. So, for us Texans, that's COLD!LOL
I was so excited to find this coffee cup, mug? at Dollar General, they were $2, and I was super excited to find that the lid screwed right off!!! I immediately thought, "Hey, I will remove the Christmas paper and insert some pretty scrapbooking paper and match it with a pretty card!"
Yep, my brain is always on "scrapping mode"!!! 


So here's the set I just created, took me about 30 minutes. Fun!!!
















Inside the mug I have added a single pack of Folger's coffee, Mini-Moos, and some sugar packets.































Card Details: Digi Image: Cocoa Emma (All that Scraps), Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Cirlces: Cuttlebug Nesties, Flower Punch: Marvy Uchida, Misc.: Button, Floss, White Dimensional paint




Have a blessed day! Thanks for visiting, and please leave a comment with your thoughts, I love reading them!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's time to Hop!!!

**Having trouble with my post. I've tried editing, but everything is still so spread apart. Sorry, please bare with me.*** (red in the face)!LOL


This is the first time I've ever participated in a Blog Hop, I"ve hopped many blogs, but never
had my blog be hopped on!!! Does that make sense? LOL
Anyway........if you visit here: Club Anya blog you can read about all the fun details!!!


Here are my creations for the Blog Hop!!!

Naughty or Nice? Christmas Card








































Card details: Digi Image: Dorothy Anya; The Greeting Farm, santa hat: internet clipart, 3 D white dimensional paint, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Misc. Ribbon, button, machine sewing
A Sweet Treat for You! 
I am going to fill this with Hershey Kisses!













































Details: Altered Mason Jar, Digi Image: Autumn Anya; The Greeting Farm, Snowflakes: Martha Stewart Punch, Patterned Paper and Pink and Blue Gemstones: The Paper Studio, Misc. Ribbon, button, floss, tree charm, Machine sewing,Stickles
 On the lid I typed a sentiment with Microsoft Word, punched it out and  adhered it to the top on cut out cardstock


Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful time Blog Hopping!!! From here please visit:

Club Anya Holiday Hop

I have been busy today getting my creations ready for the Club Anya Holiday Hop!
It's my first time EVAH participating!!! I am so excited!!!

So, please some back at 7pm CST and to see what I have created, play along
in the hop, and see what lovely creations are displayed!!!

See ya' later!

Okay...who's up for a Challenge?

Well, guess what the weather is like today? Yep...you guessed it. Cold and drizzly! So icky outside, so I decided to try my hand at another challenge. 
I have just started using Mo Manning's digital images and just love the detailed drawing in each and every one of them! This week's challenge is to make a "Thank you" card using any of  Mo's images. You can read about it here: Mo's Challenge Blog. Lately, I have been purchasing Christmas images, but I did have this image and think this Kimono girl is so cute!!! So I made this Thank You card for the challenge:























Card details: Preprinted card: My Mind's Eye, Digi Image: Mo Manning, Markers: Copic, Seniment: Studio G $1 stamps, Misc. Ribbon, gold cardstock


This was a super quick card, but I really like it!!! Hope you like it too!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Friday!

Good afternoon!!! Today I have not been very productive. Once again....it is cold and drizzly outside! You would think we lived in Oregon or something!LOL
A friend of mine asked me to make a birthday card for her daughter to give away to a friend. She said she really likes the color yellow. So...I put my thinking cap on and came up with this card:


Photo was removed for publication submission!
Wish me luck!!! :)














Thanks for visiting! Have a splendid Friday!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I think I'm addicted to Digi Stamps!!!

Lately I have been scouring the internet for cute digital images, or digi stamps, as they are commonly known as!!LOL Anyway, lastnight I bought 4 more...I almost bought 3 others but I stopped myself! I just love these digital images because you purchase them online and then almost immediately, you can print them out, color them up, and start creating!!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!

I finally shopped this store for the first time....and boy, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her images!!! So much detail, and so much fun!!! Take a look, you'll too be hooked!! : Mo's Digital Pencil.
I bought some images from her and couldn't wait to print them out!
Here's the first card I made:



Card Details: Digi Image "Jingle Bells" Mo Manning: Mo's Digital Pencil, Preprinted card by Making Memories: FaLaLa collection, Nestibillities to cut scalloped circles, Computer generated "Jingle All the Way" sentiment, Misc. Ribbon and jingle bell, white dimensional paint for hat.
And another card:
















Card details:Digi Image: "Christmas Fairy Holly"by Mo Manning (Mo's Digital Pencil), Preprinted Card and Poinsettia flower and brad : Making Memories, Nestibillities for circle and scalloped circle,Stickles on wings, Glossy Accents on waterglobe, Misc. vintage lace


I wonder if there's a "12 step program" for Digi Image Addicts? I hope not......cause I'm addicted and don't want a cure!!!LOL
Thanks for visiting~~~~
Have a wonderful night~

audrey

Sweet Blog Candy for today....

Found this super cute blog this morning....Paper Crafting in Cocoa. She is super talented and is giving away Blog candy this week!!!
Here 's is Candy #2:













The stamps are by Bildmarlana and Whiff of Joy, I love both of them! They are so cute!!! So go on over, visit her blog, and have a chance to wins some stamps!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Another card to brighten the day....

I have had this image for some time now and just had taken the time to create a card with it, so today, being that it's so dreary...I wanted to make something bright and cheerful!!!











Card Details: Free Digi Image: Whimsiedoodles, Scalloped Circles and Circles: Nestibillities by Spellbinders, Patterned Paper: K&Co. "Berry Sweet" collection, Misc. Ribbon, flower button, opaque white pen. Pink Bling: The Paper Studio.

More dreary weather today....

Gosh we've had more drizzle and rain this past month!! Yesterday was cold and drizzly ALL day long! It was a great day for staying indoors!!!
That's exactly what I did, and I got these two cards done:






















Card Details: Digi Image-Heather Ellis/Pure Innocence, Patterned Paper, fabric brad, and red bling-The Paper Studio, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Misc. Stickles, White Dimensional paint, and ribbon























Card Details: Digi image and Sentiment: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, Patterned Paper, silver mini brads and fabric brad: The Paper Studio, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, Misc. chalk, ribbon, stickles


I wish you a splendid day, whatever you are doing. Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

My first Challenge...

Happy Monday!!! For the first time, I am participating in the EtsyInspired Challenge. You can read all the details here: Etsy Inspired Challenge.

I visited the featured Etsy shop:  So Stinking Sweet and found some really yummy products. I chose
this one as my Inspiration: Watermelon Taffy Soap





















I really love all the yummy colors in this soap! Looks good enough to eat!!!! So, I focused on my two favorite colors: pink and green and made these cards:



















Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence, Patterened Papers-The Paper Studio, Copics to color, White Dimensional paint and Stickles, Machine stitching, Ribbon-WalMart, Tree Charm-Ebay,Silver Half Beads-The Paper Studio. Used Nesties to cut circle and scalloped Circle. 


And then I also made this card:


















Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterened Papers-The Paper Studio, Machine Stitching, Misc.-Ribbon, Tree Charm-Ebay, Stickles, Silver Half Beads-The Paper Studio, Nesties for circle and scalloped circle, Chalking around image.


Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day!!!!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Beautiful Sunday....

I finally got back to sleep this morning and slept til' a more "normal" time! I got up full of energy!
The day is so pretty outside! Sunny and cool!
I came back to show you two more little gifts.....here they are:























Here's an inside view:




Details:
Recycled can, Paper by The Paper Studio, Digital Image by Pure Innocence, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Stickles, Silver Bead by The Paper Studio, Mint Candy


And another small gift item:























Details: Card---Patterned Paper by American Crafts, Digi Image: Pink Cat Studio, used Copics to color and white dimensional paint on the marshmallows. Coffee cup---Handmade Sleeve, (found a pattern on the internet), Coffee Cup by Dixie, stuffed cup with Swiss Miss cocoa packet, marshmallows and a nice chocolate! 


Okay......back to the housework!!!!
Have a great day~~~~

Yum! More blog candy...

I couldn't go back to sleep....so I found this blog and more yummy blog candy!!!

You can win all these goodies!!!












Kerri  is giving this awesome set away to celebrate her 1 year Blogiversary! Congrats Kerri and thanks for the great giveaway!!!! Visit her blog here for some awesome inspiration! Cards by Kerri

Too early to be up......

It's too early to be up, especially for a Sunday morning! But Holly, my furbaby, had to go out....so, while she's out doing her business, I'm on the internet reading blogs! I love doing this, I find the most wonderful inspiration!

You know how I love using digital rubber stamps aka digi stamps? Well, if you want to give it a try...hurry on over to paperYumness for a free digi image to try. She's free until Monday!!! It's a super cute fairy and I can't wait to try her out too!!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!! Holly is jumping at the door so I guess she's ready to come in!!!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Happy Saturday Night.......

Gosh....I can't believe it's been since Tuesday that I've posted!!! Where did the time go? I have been busy...I had a "project" to do. I had 4 little gifts to create.....and so I was quite the busy bee!!!
Here's the first gift I created:

















I used a king size Hershey bar and wrapped it with white gift tissue. Then I used some K&C patterned paper and covered it. I embellished it with a cute image I found on Etsy. It's called Pure Innocence. I bought a bunch of these images so you will see many of them in the next coming days!! I used my punches by The Paper Studio and punched my image out, then used my scallop punch on the back of that. I used ribbon and my Martha Stewart snowflake punch. I had to add my pink bling!!! And the cute sentiment is by Sweet n' Sassy stamps.

Okay......off to bed. I'll post my 2nd creation tomorrow. Goodnight~~~

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Rainy and Cold! Is winter here to stay?

Gosh, it has been raining all day! And it's so cold! Well, for us Texans, 50 is cold!LOL So, even though I have a ton of errands to run....I've been stuck inside. I STILL haven't put up my Christmas tree, that's next on my list.
But I did manage to finish up 2 more cards!!!

Here is another version of Pink Cat Studio's Sick Lily. I used different colors on this one, and put my "border" along the side.




















Card Details: Image: Pink Cat Studio, Sentiment: Not sure, Patterned Paper: Making Memories 6x6 paper pack, Scalloped Paper, Misc. Ric-Rac from my stash, buttons and thread. 


And here is the 2nd card I made. This is for all those that are fighting that horrible disease called cancer! I hate it! So many are ill from this, I keep them in my thoughts and prayers..























Card details: Digi Image and Sentiment: Whimsiedoodles, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Misc. Ribbon and Love Charm. Stickles and Silver half beads


Thanks for visiting! Please leave comments, I love reading your feedback!!!
Have a great day!!!