Saturday, October 31, 2009

{ TCC #10 }

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That time again. This month I thought we would do something a little different, but still card related and ones I know most of us use at this time of year.

This months challenge will be Gift Card Holder. You will be required to complete 5...the same or different. Please either email or post a link to a photo of your entries by October 31st @ 11:59 PM.

You can find lots of different ideas on SCS or just Google Gift Card Holders and see what you can find. Have fun!!

I will post mine this week...once again I am behind...surprise, surprise, surprise!

{ Relax and Recoup }

That's what we are all doing after yesterdays Bday party. Hubby and I have vowed that this is the LAST party at home!! Let's just say that the bday girl could hardly talk lastnight from losing her voice. She had to keep yelling at a few of her friends to settle down and quiet down. Her bestest friend at school was THE worst. I kept asking her today...'is she always like that'? There was one little girl...who we just met for the first time lastnight...that was a complete angel!! We made a craft with some foamies and she made one for the Bday girl first and then made one for herself. So cute! I hope they play more together. ;0) I made a point of telling her Mom when she came to pick her up that she was welcome in our home ANYTIME and that I was very impressed with her! I think Mom was pretty happy to hear would any Mom!

Okay...onto the card. This is one I made a month or so back and I am pretty sure I have never posted it...if I have, just pretend that you have never seen it before. ;0)

I am a HUGH tea lover, so this image is a favorite. Although, I think this is the first card I have ever made with him! I am pretty sure this one was inspired by some sketch, but I can't seem to think of what it was!

Well...I am off to relax before all the Halloween festivities begin. I think I have talked hubby into going out this year. I believe last year was my year. At least it should be fairly warm tonight...although there is a pretty brisk wind right now(Chinook wind) hopefully it dies down once the sun goes down.

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

{ Happy Birthday Em! }

Today is my oldest daughters Bday. The big 8!! Wow! 8 already? Not only is it her Bday today, but the kids have their Halloween parties at school...Mommy had to make cupcakes and cookies lastnight. Then tonight is Em's Bday party. We are having some Pizza, Cupcakes, a little craft and then Popcorn and a screening of Hannah Montana The Movie. And then tomorrow is Halloween. Where has the time gone? Halloween already? And then we have to start getting things ready for Christmas!! Yikes! One day at a time. ;0)

Anyway...just thought I would share Em's Bday card before I start cleaning the house.

This happens to also be my take on this weeks MojoMonday. I decided to use some of the Hannah Montana stickers the girls happen to have. I am quite happy with the way this one turned out. I asked her sister if she wanted to make one herself or sign this from all of us...she was super excited when she saw it and said 'From me too!!' So I think it will be a well liked card. ;0)

Well...I am off to clean the house and maybe have a bath. Not feeling great today, so hopefully I can feel better before the party and a house full of 7 & 8 year old little girls!!

Have a great Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

{ Just Because }

Well...I was looking through all my photos of creations I have done and realized that I never posted this one. This was my take on a Farm Fresh Friday sketch challenge from Sept. I posted it on time in the gallery but never posted it on my blog. I love this sketch, but I love all of Cindy's sketches. I was happy with the way it turned out.

I decided to change up my blog template again. As you can tell, I get bored with it quite frequently. ;0) Anyway...I quite like this might even take me into the Christmas season...maybe. ;0)

Hope you all have a great day and thanks for stoppin' by. Oh and don't forget about this months Christmas Card Challenge! :0)

Monday, October 19, 2009

{ Meet Ebony }

I was so excited when I got home from work today and was checkin' out my daily blogs and discovered that I was one of 5 lucky winners over at The Greeting Farm for the new Weekly Digi Giveaway! The 5 winners all received a digi stamp of Ebony. Ebony is not currently for sale...but a little birdie told me that she might be available in rubber form sometime in the near future. ;0)

Anyway...of course I had to print some off and get playing! So everyone? Please say hello to Ebony...

I am lovin' this image and my card! The inspiration for the layout came from a Flashback Sketch from Julee...sorry can't find a link for it. And lucky me...this card actually followings the guidelines of this weeks challenge over at Anyone for Anya?. Hope you like her as much as I do!
I just realized that I should start posting more. I actually have lots to share with I will be back soon!

Thanks for stoppin' by...

{ Alex's 2 Year Blogaversary Giveaway }

Just thought I would give you all a heads up...go and check out Alex's 2 Year Blogaversary Giveaway...and be sure to take a peak at all her wonderful creations, if you are not a regular visitor. Congrats on all the visitors Alex!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

{ TCC #10 Samples }

Now that, my friends, is one original post title!! ;0)

Okay, so I managed a bit of stampin' time tonight and came up with my sample. Although, they are VERY simple, I am quite happy with them! The inspiration for these came from this little treat box that I came across last year. I just tweaked the pattern a bit to make it into a Gift Card Holder. These are super easy, but really fun to make. I did not have enough of the ribbon or buckles, so I had to make due with what I had. And I even used some flock on the buttons...just punched out some cardstock and flocked it! Although, now I think I have flock in my eye! Nasty stuff...but fun. :0)

I can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with. So far I have heard from 2 people and they look AWESOME!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

{ MojoMonday 107 }

I actually managed to get some playtime in yesterday and actually managed to make at least one good card. ;0) Here is my take on MojoMonday 107. I actually had some issues with this one, but then ripped it apart and redid the red panels and like it much better now. Not sure if it shows up in the photo, but I used Swiss Dots on the main Garden Green layer and Snowflakes on the smaller red panels. I love this little High Hopes cute.

Hope all my fellow Canadians have a great Thanksgiving...where has the time has just seemed to sneak up...and Christmas is just around the corner!! Yikes!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

{ Thinking of You }

Last week I need to send out a 'Thinking of You' card to a family of some friends from High School. This is a very simply card, but I love these Stamp It Australia DP images for doing Sympathy cards.

On a happier was my bday this week and I received the new Wii Fit Plus from my Hubby and Mom. If you don't already have Wii Fit or if you have the old one? Get the new one! It is so much fun! My arms are sore from 'flapping my wings'...and no, I don't mean the flab under my arms!! ;0)

Have a great day!

Friday, October 02, 2009

{ Tuesday Morning Sketches #13 }

Happy Friday to you all! I am kidless right now. The girls are on a playdate right now. They are off early on Fridays and were invited to a friends house this afternoon. It was a little nerve racking for little ol Mom. They took the bus home but stayed on and got off at their friends stop and walked home with her. But I now have my phone call that they safely arrived, so I am good now. ;0)

Okay so onto the card. This is my entry into this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches. I decided lastnight to play for a bit and managed to make two cards that I really love. Again I am using up some colored images that I have in my stash...and believe me there are lots!! This was an image that I stamped off of Dianne at one of or Calgal nights. This is a Whipper Snapper image I believe and the DP is from the Angel Company.

I am not working this weekend, so I hope to possibly get in some more stampin' time. Hope you all have a great weekend...and stay warm...there is a possiblity of some s*** here tomorrow!! Yikes!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

{ Check it out! }

Here are all the beautiful entries for this months Christmas Card Challenge...
and for our non-bloggers...first up is Karen...

and lastly...Carol...

Thank you to everyone for playing along this month. The random winner for this month?


I already have your mailing addy Chris, so keep an eye out for some goodies coming your way!

I managed some play time tonight and made two cards. One of them is for a challenge, so I will be posting it tomorrow...and I am quite happy with it too!! So stay tuned...