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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Just a quick shout to say Happy New Year.......



and I would like to share my latest card I used the Sketch #114 from Cardabilities



wishing you all the best in the new year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Holiday

wow it seems like forever since I've done a layout..lol I guess I was busy making Christmas cards! I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to share my latest layout real quick..I used the sketch from Blue Fern Studios and a couple chippy pieces from them too!



thanks for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Birthday wishes

there's a new sketch from CAS(E) this sketch and I decided to make a birthday card since I always seem to need them...

here is my take on the new sketch-


http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/
thank you for coming to take a peek....and Happy Holidays to All!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hope

Good day my crafty friends, I just wanted to share a beautiful card I finished up just a few minutes ago.... I used the new sketch from Cardabilities # 113 and the criteria for the 12 days of Christmas challenge happening over at the Flying Unicorn forum.

this is what I used from the 12 days of Christmas
1 bird -red fussy cut birdy
2 poinsettias -quite obvious
3 stickers (chipboard, epoxy, etc.) -I used enamel dots
4 pieces of trim (ribbon, lace, pearls, etc.) -a bit of lace,embroidered ribbon,lacy thing with the balls (lol) then a stringy fringe thread like thingy tied in a bow under the flowers
8 shapes (shapes can be the same – ex., 8 squares) - I used Squares
11 pearls (strand of pearls, adhesive pearls, etc.)-a whole lot of pearls







thank you so much for coming to take a peek!
Happy Holidays!

Better to Give

really early depending on how you look at things....

I spent most of the day being crafty as I had a couple things that I needed to get done for the holiday....this also works in my favor for the latest challenge over at Scrap Africa (Tell us what a traditional December is like for you, in your home town, city or country. So journalling is a must...even if just telling us the story on your blog!)

since I haven't really had time for a normal layout I decided to share what I've been working on today and kind of journal about it on my blog.

So we haven't had a typical December in the last couple of years..its just been real hard on us but we are gradually getting back into things...one thing that has always been the same is the our giving nature, even when my girls were small we always donated more of our time and small gifts to those who needed them. As I started crafting the list of things to donate became even bigger...this year we took the homemade route I have made dozens of cards for St. Jude and dozens for a local nursing home (never mind the fact that I made 24 for my daughters friends and family)...we baked holiday cookies for the after school program (with homemade holiday tags)...this was great because we actually got to see them receive them...the smile are so worth any effort!

Both girls grew up knowing it was always better to give then to receive....My Sam is 22 years old and she still volunteers and has a special project of her own this year which leads to the things I was working on today.


 I had to make a bunch of tags...my daughter is sewing up a bunch of little pouches that will be holding some holiday candies for her to hand out!
 little box and tag for one of Sam's coworkers
and of course a very special Christmas card  for a very special little girl (wish I had thought of this one sooner...I would have sent these to my family LOL )

I'm not sure how much of this made any sense but thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec TeamA Wk2 DT reveal

Happy Monday my scrappy friends! Its time to share another sketch from Lets Get Sketchy and my take on this weeks sketch....




I hope to see you all playing along with this weeks sketch at Lets Get Sketchy!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

wonderland

okay I was a bit excited I received some new papers in the mail yesterday (actually today because I didn't get the mail until this morning LOL)  they are from American Crafts -Wonderland Paper its just too stinking cute and I had to make something with it....so of course I made another Christmas card...I used the color palette from the ARTastic challenge blog



thanks so much for coming to take a peek!

Roll with it

Just a quick share.....here is the card I made following the sketch from Cas(e)


thank you for coming to check out my latest card!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Tea lights

I saw this tutorial on how to make these cute little tea lights...they are the perfect size for the batter operated kind (so my kitty doesn't burn her whiskers and I don't burn my house down lol) I thought they made the perfect Christmas decoration....I am entering this into the last challenge over at That's just so cute...I am so sorry this will be their last challenge, I have enjoyed playing along with them for awhile now!

I've made a couple different ones but I think I like this one the best!

thank you so much for taking a peek! and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Joy

Here is the card I made using the new sketch from Cardabilities, I used Kaisercaft papers and some twinkling H2O's to make this cute Christmas card!



thanks for coming to take a peek!

More Christmas cards

I really liked the Christmas card I made the other day  so I thought I would make a couple more but this time I added glitter to the poinsettias and leaves....I am entering this one over at Beyond Grey Challenges..



you can see the glittery parts better in this picture
thanks for coming to take a peek...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cas(e) Christmas

 I just thought I would share my latest project... a simple Christmas card using the new Cas(e) Sketch #102


 I used the stamp set from Kaisercraft called Christmas Carol....it truly pretty and I love the way the sentiment looks!
thanks for taking a peek at my latest project!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dec TeamA Wk1 DT reveal

Happy Monday and the first of December....wow the weeks are just flying by....I'm here this morning to share a new sketch from Lets Get Sketchy and of course my take on this weeks sketch...




I hope you'll stop by Lets Get Sketchy play along with us! 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Kitty

 Hi ya my scrappy friends...I wanted to share a bit of news that I've been really excited about...since I made the top 3 at Scrap Africa I was asked to be a Guest Designer for the December 1st challenge...I was so darn excited that I think I had my layout done within 24 hours....which killed me because I couldn't share it..I had to wait over three weeks LOL.....So since the challenge has been posted I thought I would share my take on the sketch that I was given...






thank you for coming to take a peek at my latest project!
I hope you'll play along with the new sketch over at Scrap Africa!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Say Cheese

Good morning my scrappy friends I just wanted to share my latest layout.....I used the sketch from Once Upon a Sketch and the Journaling Theme: "Inspiration/I am inspired by etc..." ....but I also used the criteria from the "It's all White Now" challenge taking place on the Flying Unicorn forum....

My Journaling is behind the doily...Oh course my daughters smile is my inspiration....how can you not smile just seeing it! (normally I share my journaling but this time its too private...sorry!)


thank you so much for coming to have a peek at my latest project.......

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAS cards

Hi my scrappy friends.....well since I've been sick for about a week now I really haven't gotten any of my crafty projects done :(  today I sat at my desk and decided to make a couple clean and simple Christmas cards since my daughter has many many friends that she really wants to send some to!

I'm not the best card maker LOL but I do try..... I stumbled upon CAS(E) the other and thought I would give their sketch a try ( haha but then I got sick) so when I went back they had a new sketch... here is what I made...

CAS(E) this Sketch!
and since I didn't have to move much I made quite a few LOL..... and a couple different ones....

thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 17, 2014

LGS DT Reveal

Happy Monday! There is another fabulous sketch over at Lets Get Sketchy.....

Here is my take on this weeks sketch!

Hope you'll stop by and play along with us this week!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

TAG IT

Evening my scrappy friends....let me just tell you I was really excited to see the new challenge over at Scrap Africa.....its called "TAG IT"

Tags are so versatile and can be used in so many ways!
So our challenge to you is to use your tags and show us what you can do with them.
Please just make sure that you use at least 2 tags.
You can create a page, card or OTP project.
anyway...as I was saying I was excited because I had these cute little Christmas tags I printed out awhile back but they were too small (yes yes I have issues with measurements LOL ) for the project I wanted to use them for...so I just kind of tucked them away with all the other miscalculated items (there are lots and lots) I really try not to waste much....in the end it will all get used!
so these tags were the perfect size for a Christmas card :)

a little ink.... a little stamp....add a bow..and..Tada a cute Christmas card!

thanks for coming to take a peek.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sad Puppy Eyes

Evening my crafty friends, I just wanted to share my latest layout.... I used the sketch from C'est Magnifique kits and the criteria from the November "its all white now"challenge over at the flying unicorn....




I also wanted to let everyone know an event......

Every year for the month of November, Flying Unicorn sponsors "The FlyingUnicorn Gives Back." It is about helping, supporting and paying it forward to those that need it the most. Our chosen charity this year is CURESEARCH.


There are so many different ways for you to help and support Cure Search during our Give Back Month :

  • Join in on our 1000 Uploads! Flying Unicorn donates $1.00 to a maximum of $1000.00 for each completed project loaded in our gallery .
  • Silent Auction - November 13th - November 16th - Get your retail therapy during our auction days! Lots of paper crafting supplies at major discounted prices along with one of a kind items for you to bid on !
  • Participate in Special Challenges where the Creative Team will donate to the cause
  • Raffle - a 5.00 ticket will give you a chance to win prizes worth 200+ - A raffle a week !
  • Donate Directly - $5.00, $10.00 - whatever you can afford - each dollar helps !!

thanks for stooping by to check out my latest project!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Get well card

Good afternoon my scrappy friends, its a pretty miserable day here its all rainy and cold! I was hoping for a bit of sun this weekend....I can only hope to see it tomorrow!
So I wanted to share a little card I made using the new sketch from Scrap Africa

 sorry the picture really doesn't do this card any justice...I took so many and this was the best out of two batches... I think it was a combo of bad lighting and really light colors or maybe its just my crappy camera abilities LOL
thanks for coming to take a peek! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Plant Smiles LGS DT Reveal

Good Morning my scrappy friends....as you can see its another Fabulous Monday....yes yes sarcasm I think I need coffee! hehe...I need longer weekends!
Well as you you Monday means a new Sketch over at Lets get sketchy...and here is my take on this weeks sketch!


I used some Tim Holtz papers and my new clay flowers...that I love! I dug through my stash and pulled out some tags...its kind of a mish mash of little things..I really like how it turned out.

Make sure you stop on by Lets get sketchy and play along with us this week!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Get insired - issue 5

Its release day! Issue 5 of Get inspired.....its chock full of all sorts of inspiration!




http://www.joomag.com/magazine/get-inspired-issue-5-november-issue5/0315511001414081000?short


 Have you been published? Remember we are now taking submissions for our special Holiday edition, you only have until November 15th to get those submissions in, check out the Get Inspired Blog for more info!
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