Tuesday, July 31, 2007

{ And the winner is...}

First off...thank you to everyone who played along with my challenge this month. I know it was a tough one!

Now for the random winner...chosen by my hubby...

Here is Lorie's creation...be sure to check out the rest of her SCS gallery while you are there!
Lorie please send me off an email with your mailing address and I will get your winnings off to you!!

Thank you again to all who entered. Now go check out all these other great creations!

These last few are entries with no blog or SCS gallery...

Dottie K


And Toni:

{ July's Happiness Giveaway Challenge }

**Note: this post will remain at the top until the contest deadline. Please scroll down for new posts. **

Yup, it's that time again. Well I have finally decide on the Challenge. I don't have a sample yet, but once I have mine done I will add it into this post for you to see. This one is a Challenge of my own. Your challenge is to use this SCS Sketch:

This card is to be for a Man in your life! Yup...a man card with this sketch! This is something that I always struggle with. I am no good at making masculine cards...quite frankly I suck at it! So you are helping me out by giving me some ideas for the cards I have to make this year.

Deadline: July 31st @ 9:00pm MST

Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your card either on your blog or SCS gallery. If you have neither a blog or gallery please email me your entry here. This will be one entry only. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries.

Now for the winner? I have not decided fully on a prize. I think this one will be a mixture of things...lets just say for now that it will be a surprise! ;0) teehee...okay lets just say...ribbons, Primas, brads, DP and possibly a new Cuttlebug die or embossing folder perhaps??? teehee ;0) but with a masculine theme??? Can I do that with Primas? ;0)

Now go create your masterpiece!!

Monday, July 30, 2007

{ RAK and last June Entry to share }

I just had to share the beautiful RAK I received from my friend Kim this past week. Thanks Kim...big hugs ;0)
I also wanted to finally share with you the last few entries from last months challenge. These were created by my longtime friend Dianne. I just got her into stamping and this was the first Challenge that she has entered and her first Bella creations!

Also, just a reminder to have your entries in by tomorrow evening for July's Happiness Giveaway! Again this one will be a 'surprise'...just a little mix of fun things for the random winner. Good luck and stay tuned! :0)

{ Back to the real world :0( }

We are back from a wonderful weekend of camping. The weather was outstanding and we enjoyed sometime in the lake(Gull Lake, AB and Sylvan Lake, AB). We are hoping to get back out there again in 2 weeks!

I am hoping to post something new for you this week...in the meantime I have been tagged by Allison in a 'pay it forward' type tag. I have to send out a RAK to someone(freind, family or fellow blogger) and then tag 5 others who will do the same. I will try and get out a few today! It maybe you ;0)

Now who to tag?

*Laura L

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

{ Updates }

Just wanted to let you know that I have updated my blogs and music pics for this week. Go check them out!

{ Jen's Sketch Challenge }

I know that I have been MIA for the past week...it's hard with hubby on holidays now and the nice weather. I did however, manage to get a card done. I thought I would get in on Jen's Challenge this week. I have never done a Matchbook card. I liked it, but I did find it a bit of a challenge...just me though ;0) Thanks for the challenge Jen...I will do more of these I am sure!
We are off camping tomorrow and won't be back until Sunday evening. Have a great weekend and don't forget to get your entry in for this months Challenge!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

{ Double Wow!! }

Okay so I just went to checkout the Cuttlebug website and lookie, lookie!! These are combo dies and embossing folders...very cool!! I can not wait to get my hands on some of these!!!

{ OMG! Check this out! }

I was just over at Amy's blog and check out the pics from CHA! I am just too excited about the new Cuttlebug dies!! Woohoo!!

And yet some more pics over at Craft Critique!

I am bouncin' right now!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

{ Help! }

I have had an entry into my July Happiness Challenge and can't find this lady. Lori(divastamper) could you please leave me a comment with you're email. I can't seem to find your blog or your card!


{ Jen's Sketch Challenge #7 }

Was'nt too sure I would be able to play this week, but I squeezed in a card lastnight while I was getting my supplies ready for Thursdays Class. I was in a DP swap recently and loved this sheet I received from my friend Diana. Hope you like it, Jen!

Have a great day! :0)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

{ I was nominated!! }

My friend Kim was so kind as to nominated me for one of these 'Rockin' Girl Blogger' Awards! Too cool...thanks Kim. I am now suppose to nominate 5 others...

Check these ladies out! Fantastic creations and bloggers! These ladies just so happen have not been nominated yet...at least not that I know of. :0)

{ OMG!! Check this out! }

Have you seen the new Bella up tonight???? Go! Now! And I just did a Bella order too!! Man! :0)

{ JT Aloha July RAK - Received! }

I am a member of Jen's July JT Aloha RAK group and received my RAK today! This cute card is from Carolyn. Unfortunately, Carolyn did not supply me with an email, blog or SCS gallery. Maybe if Jen, reads this she can give me one of them so I can thank Carolyn. Or I might just have to send her a BRAK ;0)
Thanks again Carolyn...and Jen for organizing this RAK group! Mine has gone postal...all the way to Hawaii!! Hope she likes it ;0)

Monday, July 16, 2007

{ Got a question }

I am looking to find a new site for downloading music. Where do you get your music from? Do you recommend it? Please leave me a comment. We currently don't have a MP3 player...we just download WMA files and burn them when we want a copy for the van or truck...otherwise we just listen to them on the computer.


{ What a challenge! }

I finally finished Kim's Container Challenge. Wow! That was a huge challenge for me...even more than my own July Challenge! ;0)

I hope you like it Kim. I must say though...hands down Nancy's container is amazing! I don't know how she managed to get the entire candy container covered, but I am bowing down to you, Nancy!!

Not sure what I will use the container for. I was thinking of using it for scrap pieces of ribbon perhaps. Although, my girls were eyeing it too. ;0)

Friday, July 13, 2007

{ Updates }

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have updated this weeks music picks and blog roll. I will update each Friday.

Be sure to check them out!! Now hopefully I remember which blogs I have already showcased ;0)

{ ATC Penguin has found a home }

I was playin' the other night with Jen's sketch from last week...yet again. I love this sketch so much! And decided to find my ATC a home.

Hubby thinks it is a little too busy...what do men know? I happen to love this card! I am quite proud of it actually.

Hope you all have a great sunny summery weekend! It is gonna be a scorcher here in Calgary. Low 30's(thats 90+ for the Americans) all weekend and into next week. We will be in the kiddie pool in the backyard all day today for sure!! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

{Jen's Sketch Challenge Entry }

Okay so I finally got around to doing Jen's Sketch Challenge for this week! This one was fun! Although I think I kinda got a little crazy with the glitter pen. ;0)

Thanks again Jen for a great sketch!

Be sure to check out my July Challenge post...I have added my sample!! I know this one is a challenge...it was for me too! ;0)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

{ More June entries }

Just thought I would share the last few with ya. These ones were created by Carol Jonasen ( my mom)

I have one more entry from my friend Dianne, but we are having issues with the pic. So I will be taking a pic of it when I see her next week. If there is anyone else that I seem to have missed please email me and let me know. I am pretty sure I got them all though!! :0)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

{ Have a Great day! }

I needed a quick Bella card yesterday and this is what I came up with. This card literally only took me like 3 minutes to whip up. Why is it I can spend 2 hours on one card that looks like crap and then spend 3 minutes and actually kinda like what I did?? ;0) One of those days I guess.

'Have a great day!' :0)

Monday, July 09, 2007

{ Tagged again...different one this time }

I know that I have been tagged a few more times and apologize, but I had such a hard time thinking of the first 7 things I could'nt do it again ;0)

This one is different though. I have been tagged by Nancy. I am suppose to 'toot' my own horn and give you 7 good things about myself...hmmm...well...hmmm...

1. I have been over weight most of my life. After the birth of my second daughter I decided enough was enough and I had to do something. I joined Weight Watchers Online and 1 year and 1 month later I was down 85 pounds. I was very proud of myself and it really was not that difficult for me. I have lost my focus over the past few years, but with the help of a special friend, Kim, I am determined to regain that focus and loose these extra pounds that have started to creep back up again!

2. I was given the opportunity to work with a wonderful lady, Diana Crick, over at the Scor-Pal Website as one of their Guest Instructors. I had never written a tutorial before, but think it turned out quite well and very thrilled with the opportunity.

3. I think that I am a pretty good Mom...could be better, but can't we all, really?

4. I can be pretty creative when I want to be....I think.

5. My Ginger Cookies are pretty darn good.

6. I am a pretty giving person.

7. I have a pretty good sense of humor...although at times pretty dark ;0)

Okay that was really tough!! I think I have been sitting here for more than 30 or 40 minutes now!! I know pretty lame...

Okay...everyone has probably been tagged already, but here we go...

*Laura - SSQ
* Sacha

Sunday, July 08, 2007

{ WooHoo!!! }

Yes, I am a little excited! Why you ask?? Well I have a few things to be excited about. First off...I won Jens' Weekly Sketch Challenge!! I have been wanting to join in the fun each week and finally had the chance to get in on it...and I won! Thanks again Jen. Can't wait to see this weeks challenge.

The other reason I am so excited??? Well, cause I picked this up yesterday!

That's right!! I found a demo here in Calgary...Sacha...that was selling off some of her retired stuff and I she had one of these Island Blossoms Scrappin kits!! I am just too excited!! Can you tell ;0) Thanks again Sacha! Now what to create with this baby?!

I totally forgot to share this with you all. This was my first ever ATC(Artist Trading Card). I joined in Laura's ATC swap back in May. Here is what I came up with for my first one. What do you think?

I was quite happy with this little guy...or gal ;0) Here are the other ATC's from this swap. I am a member of Laura's second ATC swap. This one was a Bella ATC Swap. I struggled a bit with this one but hopefully everyone likes it. I will share that one once I get them back...forgot to take a pic of it before I sent them off...duh!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! It's windy, cloudy and pretty cool here in Calgary today...quite the change from a few days ago...I want summer back!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

{ RAK and Butterfly Bday }

It is much cooler here in Calgary today! We went from +31 the other day to +12 today! Not too happy about that, but what can you do?

I wanted to share a RAK(Random Act of Kindness) that I received this week. This card is from Angel who was a winner from my Contain Yourself Contest back in April. Thank you so much Angel...love that little birdy!

This next card is one of the 3 I made the other night. I needed a card for a bday party that the girls and I are off to today. This is for a little girl who is turning 6. She loves butterflies. I hope she likes it. I really love this sketch. It is just a great sketch for showcasing DP...or at least I think it is.

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

Friday, July 06, 2007

{ More changes! }

Yup, I've been playin' around with ideas for my blog again. I think I have finally come to a decision. Because some of you freaked {Kim...just teasing you ;0)}when I deleted my blog list, I have decided to change my weekly blog in profile. I will profile 5 blogs each week for you to check out. These will be in no order what-so-ever. You will find them on the right hand side. Also, I will be featuring 3 new music videos each week. These are songs that I enjoy and listen to on a regular basis or new artists that I have found that you must check out! Hope you enjoy the new features. This is my blog and it is my 'Happy Place' not just for my stamping, but all things that make me Happy.

Enjoy! :0)

{ Yum! }

You Are A Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Girl

Creative. Expressive. Unique.

{ Jen's Sketch Challenge Entry }

Well I finally stamped!! Woohoo! And I finally managed to do one of Jen's Sketch Challenges! Can you tell I am excited? ;0)

I hope this is okay, Jen? I turned the sketch sideways to make it work with this image. I just love this set! I was actually a busy little stamper lastnight and managed to create 3 cards lastnight. You'll have to wait for the others ;0)

Thanks for stoppin' by :0)

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

{ More entries from June's Happiness Bella Challenge }

Just thought I would share a few more of the entries from last months Challenge.

These 3 entries were sent in by Dottie Kinnear. Great job on all 3 Dottie! Love all the DP you used too!!

This next one was sent in by Ying Ho. Great job...lovin' the sparkle cake!

I will share the last few over the next few days and stay tuned for my next Challenge. Since everyone seems to like the sketch challenges I will stick with that for July's Challenge. I just need to come up with a sample...seem to have forgotten to do my own on these challenges...silly me ;0)

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

{ Some changes and new features! }

I have decided to make some changes around my blog. I was in a kookie mood lastnight and added some new widgets...did ya notice?? Why not try your hand at a game of Pong? ;0)

I have also deleted my blog list. I have so many new blogs in my Google Reader and keep forgeting to update my blog. So I have decided to just feature one of my many blogs I visit daily. So why not start today. Every Tuesday I will feature a different blog and for all kinds of reasons. For my first one? There will be no particular order to these. This first one is just because of post that made me laugh the other day. Todays feature blog is Jason Sampson. Why? Because of this creation the other day!! Too funny! Thanks for making me smile and laugh out loud Jason!!

I am hoping to show you something new soon. I am working on some swaps right now and always feel wrong showing them before they are due...but who knows maybe ;0)

{ What about you?? }

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Monday, July 02, 2007

{ Fun new element! }

If you have been over to Amy's blog today you would have seen the new element on blogger. I have decided to try it out too...yup! So check out my poll. You will be helping me to decide on the next Challenge for July! :0)

{ RAK - Random Act of Kindness }

Just wanted to share with you a beautiful card I received from my wonderful bloggin' friend Charlene. I actually just ordered this set last week before it retired and have not really used it yet...now I have some inspiration! Thank you so much for all the kinds words inside too, Charly! :0)

**NOTE** I am a complete idiot!! I just noticed that I had the photo the wrong way. Sorry Charly!! That's better ;0)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

{ Miss my music? }

I have been missing my music, so I am gonna do it a different way. I am gonna share some of my favorite songs and artists with you in my posts. I will try and do something new everyday, but bare with me ;0)

I wish there was a way to share my music files with you. But if you like what you hear and want to hear more let me know and I can direct you to where I get my music from.

This first artist is a new one to me...Amos Lee. This video is about my favorite song of his called Freedom.


{ And the winner is...}

First off thank you so much for playin' along with my Challenge this month! I had 53 entries!! Woohoo ladies!
Okay you ready??? I put all the entries into a bowl and here we go...

And the winner????

Congrats to Laura Pringle!! Laura actually had 6 entries!! And here they are...

Laura send me an email and let me know what your two Bella choices are and your mailing address and I will get them ordered for you this weekend!!

Now I would love to show you all the entries, but I am afraid my computer will crash if I put them all on my computer!! I am gonna share the links of those that have blogs or SCS galleries and the others I will share over the next few days or so. Is that fair?

Check out these great artists and their awesome blogs!!

*Kelly Little
*Nancy Grant



I think that was it! If I have missed you...you entered and have either a blog or a SCS gallery please send me an email and let me know!

Thanks again and stay tuned...I will be announcing July's challenge next week!! :0)