Thursday, April 30, 2009

{ Christmas Card Challenge #4 }

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Is it really that time again already?! Where has the first half of the month gone? Okay, once again...I do not have a sample ready. I promise to have it posted by the end of the weekend though!

This months challenge should be an easy one for most of us.

* you must complete 5 cards
* All 5 cards are to have the same main image

A pretty easy least I think so.

Please leave a comment with a link to your cards or email me a photo. All entries must be received no later than 11:59PM MST April 30th. And once again I will do a random draw from all entries received and one lucky winner will recieve a small RAK from me.

Have fun!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

{ Snow and Cold make Tracy a very unhappy girl! }

Sorry for being MIA for so long. I have just been feeling no Mojo and no desire to post lately. Almost feeling like taking a break from bloggin' for awhile, but I think I will hold out until summer and then maybe take a break for the summer. No worries...I just might not post on a regular basis...not like I am right now anyway...ha! I have also, been busy reading lately too. I just finished rereading the Twilight Series for the 3 or 4th time in the past 8 has me in the mood for more reading. And what perfect timing! Maria has started up a Book Club online... The Cafe Corner Book Club Come check out the blog and if you are up for it why not join us? Our first book is... The Host!

Did you notice that I finally posted my own Challenge cards on the post at the top? I finished them last weekend, just had not gotten around to actually taking photos and downloading them! I am actually happy with them. They did not turn out like I had envisioned this challenge to be, but I am very happy with the result. As you can see I used my Cricut again. :0)

Well, it is snowing yet again!!! When is spring ever going to arrive?! I am so sick of this weather. Oh well, what can we do...aside from complain!

I will leave you with a new creation...

This is the first card of 5 that I did all using the same sketch. I decided that since I had all 5 of these Wild Things images colored, I would use the same sketch on all of them. I can't remember the sketch exactly, but I believe this one was inspired by a SCS sketch. I was quite happy with the way this one turned out!

On a side note...we took our girls to go and see the Hannah Montana movie yesterday. Both hubby and I REALLY enjoyed it! I was actually shocked at how much I liked it. Yes, there were a few stupid...only kids would love it...scenes, but only a couple. And of course we had to download the soundtrack when we got home. I must admit the 'Hannah Montana' music is okay, but I really do enjoy the 'Miley Cyrus' stuff. Especially the song 'The Climb'. She sang it last week on Idol. I was not thrilled with her live performance, but hearing the song in the movie? Well, it is actually a very beautiful song. Check it out!

Well, thanks for droppin' in and I will try and post a bit more often...I have lots finally downloaded onto the computer now to share!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

{ Wow! }

You have got to check out Debbie's Blog Giveaway!!! And while you are there make sure you stick around for awhile and check out her talented lady!

Back soon with my sample for the challenge...I still have not taken a pic of them yet!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

{ Ugh...what a day }

Okay...get set for some whining. I had a very lousy night last night. Another night of bad I feel like I bruised my ribs...and so bad that I upset my stomach too...if that is possible. I feel like I had surgery or something...that's how bad my abs and ribs feel today. Okay...I'm done whining now...

Just a quick post for ya tonight. This is a card I whipped up for my oldest who had a bday party to go to a few weeks ago. This one was for a BOY! Yikes! I hate boy cards! So I kept it simple, but I think it does the trick. I love this Ian image from TGF...even if I don't really know any skaters. ;0)

Well, I am really hoping that I feel better tomorrow so that I can get down to my stamp room and whip up my samples for this months Challenge! Cross your fingers for me, kay?

Friday, April 17, 2009

{ May Aloha RAK Group Signups }

Just a heads up to everyone...Jen has posted the sign ups for May. As I mentioned last month...Jen will be taking back the Aloha RAK as of May. Thank you to everyone who made it so much fun to organize. Be sure to head on over to Jen's blog and sign up...she has made some changes...sounds like fun to me! And just a note...she is starting you will need to email Jen with your mailing/email addy/blog addy if you are planning to join in for May

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

{ Happiness is... }

...definitely not this weather!! UGH! it is gone, but this morning and most of the day it was snowing...yet again! Luckily it has warmed up so much over the past week that it did not stick around for long. I am really hoping that if anymore moisture arrives that it comes as rain...hopefully!

Thought I would share another new creation with ya. This one was done as a bday card for my friend Dianne and was also my take on MojoMonday # 77. I love these little skunks from The Angel Company. I don't use them enough!

I managed to create some cards over the weekend. I have a binder FULL of colored images that I REALLY need to use up. I have vowed to not color any new images until I use up at least half of my colored stock...which will take me awhile. You really have no idea how many I have...REALLY!! I received some new TGF images a few weeks ago and colored all 5 of the new The Wild Things images. So I used the same sketch and made 5 cards, plus made a bday card for my nephew and one more that is almost done. Yup...that's right! 7 cards in one weekend! That is pretty impressive considering I have not done any creating in weeks! I will admit that I do like most of them...however, there were a few that I was not overly thrilled with. I will let you be the judge when I get them posted.

Thanks for droppin' in...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

{ Happy Easter All! }

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter. We are playing it low key this year. No big family dinners this year...I am still not feeling great.
We are enjoying the beauiful spring weather here in Calgary though! Wish I had a picture, but imagine this one if you oldest daughter...outside...tshirt and shorts...rubber boots...playing in the snow! It was a sight to behold! Too funny. Hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy some beautiful Spring weather as we are.

Here is a quick card for you. This was my card for my One Card Swap for March. This is a Swap list put on by the lovely Teri. Be sure to check out her blog if you would like to play along. She usually has the sign up post on her blog during the last week of the month. This was my first creation using the lovely Geisha Anya. I was not thrilled with this one, but it is growing on me. I am just not too sure about my color choice. I hope my Swap partner enjoyed it though.

Thanks for stoppin' by...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

{ Spring has finally Sprung! }

Or at least I hope it has! It has been quite nice so far this week. We are suppose to possibly get some thunderstorms tomorrow...if you can believe that? But, I will take a thunderstorm over a snowstorm anyday!

Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. I am still feeling quite lousy, but from what I have heard...this bug is one that drags on, but I am hoping not. I will survive...just might have to whine and complain a lot in the meantime though! ;0)

Here is another Greeting Farm image for ya. This one is a digi image called 'Pretty Head Lily'. I love these Digi Images! You get them right away and they are really inexpensive...what could be better?? This card was done for MojoMonday #69...just never got around to posting it!

Well thanks for stoppin' by and hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

{ Get Well Soon }

I am thinkin' about giving this one to myself. ;0) Feeling kinda lousy today. Hubby, myself and our youngest have had the sniffles, headaches, sneazin' for the past few days and today I just feel really lousy. Hopefully I can get rid of it this weekend...cause these sinus headaches really suck!

Enough of my whining...onto the card.

I used MojoMonday #2 as my inspiration for this card. I can not bring up the link right now, but I will post it once I can get it. I just LOVE this Riley image. He is just too cute!

Well, I am off to the couch for a bit...maybe try and get some Mojo going and get downstairs to my stamp room has been about 2 weeks since I last stamped!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

{ TCC #3 entries and a winner }

Thank you to those that joined me this month. Check these out!

and Carol

I did a quick draw of the entries and the lucky one to receive a small RAK from me is...
I have your mailing info be on the lookout!
Thanks again for playin' along and be sure to check back on the 15th for the next Christmas Card Challenge.