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Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Review & SURPRISE – 25% Sale!

Meljen's Designs is having a sale thru Jan. 2nd. Use this code to get your discount:

code: MDnew25

And if you hop on over to Meljen's Designs
you will see a collection of cards that Melissa put together. She is sharing a card from each Design Team member that was made throughout the year! Fun, fun!!!

Here's wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! May it be filled with God's blessings, happiness, love and health!

See ya' in 2012!!!


Relax! It's easier said than done these days. Well, atleast for me! My last card was made because my week was going pretty I felt "Put on your big girl pants" was appropriate. Today, I'm taking a different approach:
Card Details: Digi Image-Whimsiedoodles, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-DCWV, Bling-The Paper Studio, Ribbon, Offray, Stickles-Studio G, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Circles-Nestibilities

This is probably my last card for 2011! But I'm really looking forward to a better, brighter, blessed 2012!
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Just Deal With It!

I made this card today because it reflects well on the week I've been having so far! LOL Ever have those days where nothing seems to be going right?! Well, that's been ME all week!!! But..I won't bore you with all the details.
I just decided today, I'm gonna put on my Big Girl Panties and Deal with It! What other choice do have anyway!? LOL

I wasn't even happy with my coloring and almost chunked this card, but then I thought to myself, "You are not perfect, the image and card will be fine." she is:

Card Details: Digi Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-Echo Park "Country Drive" collection, Ribbon-RibbonFX, Punches-EK Success

Even now, as I post this card..I'm thinking, should I add something else..bling, brads, flowers??? Ugh!

Linking this to the following challenges:

The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge-Anything Goes
Mo's Digital Pencil-Punches or Dies-I used punches

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas IS here! And I survived! I made's like running that last stretch of a marathon! Lastnight I had my entire family over. My sister and I had a wonderful visit, she brought some yummy food to snack on, we had Christmas music played by my son and niece. And overall, just had a great time together. For tonight, I have a turkey in the oven. Hubby's side of the family will be over tonight.
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow...the big day! They day I want to sit back and relish at all the blessings given to us. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SAVIOR!  For without Him we wouldn't have the life we have. All the glory goes to Him.

And a reminder about our Meljen's Designs Challenge #89, you have one more week to play along.

Thanks for visiting today! Have a Merry Christmas. God Bless You and Yours!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Challenge of the Year!

Well, this is our last challenge for Aud Sentiments for 2011!!! But be sure and check back because we have some awesome sponsors and Challenges for 2012!
Today's Challenge #44 is an Anything Goes Challenge. And it's being sponsored by
Sassy Cheryl's and Paulette over at Create with TLC.  So have fun creating and have a Merry Christmas!

Card Details: Digi Image-Sassy Cheryl's, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-Making Memories, Brads-The Paper Studio

Thanks for stopping by today! Like always, your comments always brighten my day! Have a blessed Thursday!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Texmas!

This is probably my LAST Christmas card for this year. I am just about all Christmased out...if that's even a word! LOL

Card Details: Digi Image-Sassy Cheryl's, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Misc.-Button and Twine, Bling-The Paper Studio, Border Punch-Martha Stewart

Linking this to:

Last minute gifts

Hope everyone had a wonderful, rested weekend. I spent mine suffering from allergies, sinuses..head cold, whatever you wanna call it!LOL Still a bit under the weather today, but I'm hoping a warm cup of tea will help.
I wanted to share some last minute gift ideas with you. The first is a microwave bag of popcorn wrapped up in white paper. I used plain old computer printer paper. Then I put one glove inside of the other and put these on top of my popcorn pack. Tied with a ribbon and drew on a cute face. There you have it: a warm and toasty treat!!!

The next project is a light up snowman jar:
I had some mason jars sitting there, so I spray painted them white, drew on a face, and inserted a strand of white lights. For the hat, I painted the jar lids black and then cut some felt into a circle, I put the felt between the 2 jar lids. The light cord hangs out a bit and then I screwed the lid over that. I hope this explains it well enough. I'm still pretty fuzzy with allergy meds. But really wanted to share these two projects with you.

Where did I get these ideas you may ask? Pinterest of course!! LOL I'm addicted to that site and have found many awesome ideas and yummy recipes!

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Monday!

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Thinking of You

Good Friday to you! Boy the Christmas countdown continues and I will scurrying this next week. But for today, I'm going to take a break from my Christmas cards and share a card I made for a friend using a stamp from All that Scraps.

Card Details: Digi Image-All that Scraps, Patterned Papers/Button-Cosmo Cricket, Sentiment-Studio G,
Bakers Twine-Sew Easy Fancy Floss, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc-Machine Stitching

Have a great Friday! I've got a couple of last minute Christmas crafts to share wih you. I'll either post those later today, or on Saturday!

Linking this to:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Meljen's New Releases are HOT!

Boy...our south Texas weather has just been crazy lately! Cold and rainy, and then hot and rainy! Oh well, thank God for the rain!
Our Christmas weather is going to be so unpredictable! Will it be cold or hot?!
All I know is Meljen's New Releases are perfect for any hot weather friends!
Our Challenge #89  for this week is--NO Rectangle cards. You can make them in any shape: Squares, Circles, Ovals, etc...but not rectangles! And....this one runs for 2 weeks!! So, there's plenty of time to play along.

I used the Holiday Chili Pepper on my card:

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-DCWV, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Flocking and Stickles-Studio G

Here are the rest of our new releases:

Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Thursday!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Today I'm a Guest Designer!

Today I have been asked to be a Guest Designer on Dawn's blog: Crafting for all Seasons.
Her new challenge starts today and it's being sponsored by Meljen's Designs. Melissa is so talented and I just love working with her designs!!

The theme for Dawn's new Challenge #16 is Christmas! So I made this card:

Card Details: Digi Image-Christmas Star Snowman and Silent Night Carol, Patterned Paper-The Paper Pizzazz, Ribbon-Scraps, source Unknown, Stickles-Studio G, Brads-The Paper Studio, Circles cut w/ my Cuttlebug (Nestibilities dies).

This is a super, easy theme and I cannot wait to see what you create for this challenge. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for Meljen's Designs new challenge and HOT new releases!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!! Thanks for visiting~

Linking to these challenges:
Bee Crafty-Christmas
Card Makin Mamas-Christmas
Creative Stamp Friends-Christmas
Dream Valley-Christmas
Hooked on Crafts-Christmas
Lollipop Crafts-Christmas
One Stitch at a Time-Use a digi
Pattie's Creations-#34 Christmas
The Outlawz-"Let it Snow"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Happy Saturday! Well, today is chilly and rainy! So it's the perfect day for crafting and cardmaking!

Here's a card I finished up this morning. I used an image by Heather Ellis, this is from last year, but I have used it many, many times!

Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Offray, Coloring-Copics and Chalks, White on Hat-Fabric Paint, Stickles-Ranger, Cardstock-Bazzill

Linking this to:
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Aud Sentiments-New Challenge

I hope everyone is finding their Thursday to be a swell one. Today, I'm excited to share a card with you that I made for our new Challenge #43 at Aud Sentiments. Our sponsor this week is

They've got some really cute images! I used this one to make a Christmas card.

Card Details: Digi Image-Prairie Fairy, Patterned Paper-Nikki Silvas, Cardstock-Bazzill, Border Punch and Leaf Punch-Martha Stewart, Flowers-Unknown (swap gift).

I hope you will find some time this week to hop on over to the Aud Sentments Challenge Blog and be inspired to play along.  You will also find a BONUS treat from TLC!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful Thursday!

Linking to:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog-Punches and/or Dies
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge #68
Fresh Brewed Blog #76-Christmas
Moving along with the Times-Christmas
Bling it On-Christmas

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Christmas Greetings!

I am on a roll!!! I'm really enjoying making these Christmas cards. I made this one using one of Mo's Digital Pencil images. It's called Urchin and a Bird.

Card Details: Digi Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio,Cardstock-Color Dinations Foundations (JoAnn's), Flowers-Unknown (swap gift), Paint for Snow-Fabric Dimensional Paint (it's all I had! LOL)

Linking this to:

Merry Christmas!

Hope your Wednesday is going well. I am still trying hard to get some Christmas cards made for ME to mail out!! I've made cards for others, but I better get busy and make some for me!

I started out the morning making a card using one of Meljen's Designs. This one is called Little Wooden Star Tree, the Merry Christmas sentiment was a Freebie.

Card Details: Digi Image and Sentiment-Meljen's Designs, Card blank and Envelope-Studio G, Stickles-Ranger, Twine-WalMart, Patterned Paper-Nikki Silvas

Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

New Releases and New Challenge!!

Today is the day for new releases from Meljen's Designs and our Challenge #87, the theme this week is to create something inspired by a Christmas song. Sadly, I've been so busy, I didn't have time to play with these images. But I will soon.
Here they are:

I hope you have time to play along! Thanks for visiting. Have a great Thursday!