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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Life's Hard......

So my solution? Eat Ice Cream!!! LOL Not really, but wouldn't that be nice!?  If Ice Cream could solve our problems, they world would be a happier place!!! My favorite flavor of ice cream is Rocky Road...what's yours?


Card Details: Digi Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Digi Image-Create With TLC, Patterned Paper-Echo Park, Ribbon-Offray, Bling-Studio 18

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Again, thanks for visiting this beautiful Tuesday!!


What's Up?

HI! Just poppin' in for a quick post to say....What's Up?! I have been super busy these past few days but wanted to share a quick post with you and just say HI!!!
Have a great Tuesday!!!

Card Details: Digi Image-Sassy Cheryl, Sentiment-Microsoft Word (MFT Jotted), Patterned Paper-Making Memories-Punch-Martha Stewart, Bling/Stickles (hairbows)-Studio G

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Aud Sentiments Challenge #46

Ahh, love is in the air!!! So is a new challenge over at Aud Sentiments. It started last week but you still have plenty of time to play along. The theme this week is LOVE!
Our sponsor this week is:

and Paulette has been kind enough to share one of her free sentiments! You can find that at the bottom of this post.
Challenge #46: LOVE

Card Details: Digi Image-Mami Doodles, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Papers-Basic Grey, Border Punch-EK Success, Ribbon-Offray, Bling-The Paper Studio

And here's the freebie:


Thanks for visiting today! And remember, your comments always brighten my day!!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!!


Linking to:
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #60
Crafty Purple Frog Challenges-Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #92-Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tic Tac Toe-Valentine's Day Treats

Pinterest!!! I love this site...I have gotten so many cute ideas from it! Like the one I am sharing with you today!
This idea caught my eye:
Pinned Image
from this site: SHIM+Sons, but I couldn't find a printable. So I googled and found this one:



I wish I could remember the site that i got this from. :( But again, just google "free valentine printables", and
you will discover all of these fun printables!

I really like this idea! Super easy and cute!!


So sorry for the late posting...Blogger is STILL giving me grief.
But I guess it's better late than never!!!LOL

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just Swinging by.......

Hi there! How is your Tuesday going so far? I really love working with these sentiments from Create with TLC, it seems there is always the perfect sentiment to go with my image!

Here I paired this sentiment with one of my Pure Innocence images:


Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-Unsure, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Offray, Misc-Chalks, Bling-Studio G

Thanks for visiting today! Like always, your sweet comments make my day!! :)
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tu-Tu Cute!!!

Good Monday to you! I am so happy today has arrived, I had a busy, tiring weekend and I was ready for the week to start! I have been trying to post this ALL day but blogger is giving me grief. It keeps rotating my photo! Crazy, huh? So..I had to go to the Create with TLC site and get my photo there. Hope blogger fixes itself soon!!! :)
Today we are having another BEAUTIFUL day! Thank God for this wonderful weather!

Over the weekend, Paulette, from Create With TLC, sent me some images and sentiments. When she sent me this one...I knew exactly what image I would pair it with!

Card Details: Digi image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-Echo Park, Stickles/Bling-Studio G, Circles-Nestibilities, Misc-Doily, Tule and Chalks for coloring.

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your Monday!!!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Valentine Treats!

Happy Friday to you!! Today I'd like to share some Valentine Treats that made last year and they were a hit, so...I'm making them again this year!!!

All of these images are by Whimsiedoodles. I purchased these last year and checked the shop and they are STILL available!  


Here is a close-up view:



I also made these "Hogs and Kisses"..using Hershey Kisses.



and a close-up:



These were super easy. Fill cello bags with kisses and tie on a tag with some cute ribbon!

Thank you for visiting today! Have a wonderful Friday!



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Challenge #93 and I lost my MOJO!!!

Good morning! My internet gave me trouble lastnight, so I hope I can get through this post.
It's Thursday! So this means it's time for another Meljen's Challenge #93. The theme this week is to use
Red, Pink and Kraft. Also, just a reminder, that in able to participate for the prize of Free Images you must use a Meljens' image. There are lots of super cute images here: Meljen's Shop and don't forget her Freebies!!!

I really had trouble with this challenge. It should have been simple for me. Come on, how hard can Red, Pink and Kraft be?! I think I had just lost my "mojo". So...if anyone has seen it...please give me a holler! :)


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-7 Gypsies, Twine-We R Memory Keepers, Border Punch-Martha Stewart

Thanks for visiting today! Have an Awesome Thursday!!!

Linking to these challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog Challenges-Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge-Love is Red and Black
Craft us Crazy-Love/Valentine
Shelly's Images Blog-Anything Goes

Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's a Calendar Girl Hop+ Freebies!



WooHoo! The day is finally here!!! I get to introduce you to all the design team ladies from Create with TLC.  This is our "Calendar Girl Hop"!

Please stop by and visit each design team members blog and leave them some "love".
There are also 12 Freebie images to collect along the way!
On my first card I am using one of my favorite sentiment that was offered as a freebie from Paulette of Create with TLC. I am also using the January Calendar image that you can get right here on my blog.

Card Details-Calendar Digi Image/Sentiment-Create with TLC, Queen Image-Bugagoo freebie, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Offray

My next card uses the June Calendar freebie image:


Card Details-June Calendar Image-Create with TLC, Digi Image-Pure Innocence, Birthday stamp-blog candy gift, Patterned Paper-Basic Grey? (scraps), Ribbon-Vintage (bought at a thrift store), Pearls-The Paper Studio

**I hope I have fixed the January file. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner, we were out of town all day. And here are your free images: Just "right click" to save.






Your next stop for the "Calendar Girl Hop" is

Thanks for visiting today! Have a very blessed Saturday!!!
Thank you for all your sweet comments...they make my day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Friday!

I am SO glad it's Friday! Why? Not sure! LOL But I like the end of the week and the beginning of weeks. I'm just weird like that!
I started this card yesterday, and finished it up this morning. In all the years I've been making cards, I've never added a banner to any of my cards. Atleast I don't think I have! I don't remember ever making one like this. It was fun, and I think I like it!


Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Microsoft Word, Patterned Papers-Heidi Grace 8x8 paper pad, and My Mind's Eye 6x6, Twine-We R Memory Keepers, Glitter Button-WalMart, Cirlces-Spellbinders, Stickles-Studio G, Misc.-Chalks, Glitter Stickers(on banner)-EK Success

Linking this card to these challenges:

Scrap Creations-Glitter!
Raise The Bar-#87 Banners
Card Crafter's Circle-#5 Happy Birthday!
Moving Along the Times-Stripes and/or Spots (I used both! )
Whimsy Stamps Challenges-Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamps Challenges-Stripes and/or Spots
Southern Girls Challenge-#35 Show us your Sparkle!
Sassy Studio Designs-Celebrate!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Mail!!!

I got some happy mail today! A welcome sight amongst all the bills I tell ya!!!!
I won this "candy" from A thousand sheets of paper the other day. And crazy me thought I was just winning the stamp, which was a thrill because they are new releases from All that Scraps. But NOOOO, I won the whole cardmaking kit PLUS..Amy's cute card! Bonus!!!!
 Amy makes THE cutest cards!!!
Look at all the wonderful goodies I got!!!



Thank you Amy!!!
Here's a close up of Amy's card:

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I love you!

Good Tuesday morning to you! Today, I felt like making a "boy" card. I usually make girlie cards because I love working with girlie images, and as most know...my favorite color is pink!

I have used this image before, and really love it. So today, I used a sentiment from Create with TLC and paired it with an image from Sassy Cheryl.


Card Details: Digi Image-Sassy Cheryl, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-Making Memories, Cardstock-Best Occasions, Misc.-Chalk, Buttons, Twine

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Monday, January 09, 2012

Just Gotta Celebrate!

Hmmm, just what are we celebrating? I can't really answer that question! LOL I do have an exciting announcement coming soon...let's CELEBRATE that!
For now I will show you a card I made using a sentiment from Create with TLC:

Card Details: Digi Image-Tiddly Inks, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio,
Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Offray, Circles-Nestiblities, Chalks-Misc.

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

I Declare you Queen for a Day!

Now wouldn't this be wonderful?! Queen for a Day! Oh the things I could do on a day like this!
Hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Everyone in my house is gone for a few hours so I decided with my free time, I'd work on some cards! What a wonderful way to spend my afternoon!!!



Card Details: Digi Image-Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper/Cardstock-All scraps, I think PP is The Paper Studio, Ribbon-Offray, Superfine Glitter-Crafter's Square (Dollar Tree)

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Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed day!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Challenge Day! and a Freebie!

Yay! It's Thursday and today is EXTRA special!!! It is my daughter's 18th Birthday!!! My how the years have flown by!! She is our "baby"! She grew up with 2 older brothers, so she is not only girlie, she's tough!!!
And...today I get to share 2 challenges with you!!!

The first challenge is at Meljen's Designs, the theme this week is to use STARS!! You could go many ways with this: Star embellies, star shaped card, star themed, etc. What fun!!!

Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Sentiment-Microsoft, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Circles-Nestibilities, Star Glitter 3D sticker-Colorbok

Linking this card to:
Sassy Studio Designs-#106-Use Something New-I used the Glittery Stars by Colorbok...I bought them specifically for this card! :)

The next challenge is over at Aud Sentiments, our theme for this week is Anything Goes BUT...use your SCRAPS!!! What a great way to use up your leftover scraps!
We have 2 sponsors for this week: Floppy Lattes and Create with TLC



Challenge #45
Card Details: Digi Image-Floppy Lattes, Sentiment-Create with TLC, Patterned Paper Scraps-My Mind's Eye..I think! :), Border and Leaf Punch-Martha Stewart, Flower-Prima, Ribbon-Offray ( I think).

Linking this card to:
For Your Inspiration challenges
Photo used for the Inspiration:

Thanks for visiting today!!! Have a wonderful Thursday! Oh...I almost forgot!
Here's the freebie from Paulette!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I'm SOO Excited!

I am so excited today! I found out this morning that I have been invited to be a part of  Paulette's Design Team! Paulette has a wonderful blog where she shares some awesome images and sentiments for FREE!
She's also got a huge variety in her store at great prices! I've been so blessed to have found her blog and have been a follower ever since! If you look over my cards, you will see that I use many of Paulette's sentiments, they go really well with so many images. I love using them. This is why I'm so THRILLED to be a member of this DT!
Please visit her blog:Create with TLC for freebies, fun images and sentiments to buy and inspiration!

Oh, and I've got more exciting news! 
TLC and the team will be hosting a "Calendar Girl Hop". Curious?.....wanna see what the Calendar Girls will be offering as freebies?....and what creative goodies they have lovingly put together as visuals? Well then you better mark your "calendars" ..... the hop will being January 14, 2012, at 8:30 PST.






Looking forward to seeing you there~!
Thanks for visiting today~~Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, January 02, 2012

That's What Friends are For

I know I'm posting a little late in the day, but I've been pretty busy today with my "domestic duties"! LOL
I couldn't wait to sit down and play with some new images I printed out.
I started out with a free image from Whoopsie Daisy.  I thought she was such a cutie! I also made another card for my Aud Sentiments DT group, but I can't show you that one just yet. But it also involves a freebie!

Card Details: Digi Image-Whoopsie Daisy, Sentiment-Create by TLC, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye 6x6 Paper Pack, Stick on Pearls-The Paper Studio, Border Punches-Martha Stewart and Tim Holtz

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