Monday, November 30, 2009

{ TCC #11 }

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It is that time again. Are we all ready for the final challenge for this year? And guess what? I actually have my samples ready on time this month!! Woohoo for me! But first, lets get to the challenge.

This month I was searching for ideas and came across this template in my saved files. This months challenge is a OSW (one sheet wonder) template which came from one of Julee's Verve challenges last year. So this month you will only be required to complete 4 cards...however, as you will find, this template is so great you may want to create more than one set...and of course you will get additional entries into this months challenge for doing so! And as always all entries must be received by 11:59PM November 30th MST either by commenting on this post with a link to your cards or email me a photo of your cards. A random winner will be chosen from all eligible entries. The winner this month will have a choice of a $20 gift certificate from one of my favorite online stores:

Okay onto my samples...

I absolutely love this template! So much so I have made about 3 more sets...but I can't show them to you quite yet. ;0) These are quick easy cards...but look so pretty.

Okay ladies...get busy! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this final challenge of the year. Thanks again to everyone who has been playing along!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

{ A Calgal Challenge }

I apologize for not posting this week. I have been busy working and shopping. But guess what? I only have 5 more gifts to buy and a few of them are because they are things that will not be available to buy for another week or two. Woohoo for me!! I always say that I want to be finished my shopping by Dec 1st and I am the closest I have ever been. Now I can spend December relaxing, wrapping, baking and just having some Christmas fun instead of freaking out worrying that it won't be done in time!!

Okay...onto the was my take on our Calgals Challenge for November. Shannon gave us this sketch, which was Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge.

Shannon was nice enough to give me a brown flower, since I did not bring any along with me. But when I got home I decided to add this orange one too for some added bling. It's okay... I love my new Verve stamp though! is tree and house decorating day today. This will most likely be a whole day affair as I will be setting up my Christmas Village this year. We don't have room in the house for it, so I set it up on the top of our kitchen cabinets. It actually looks really nice there. Maybe I will post some pics once we are all done. I only set it up once in awhile and I thought since this year we are having 3 family dinners here...5 of us on Christmas Day, 15 of us on Boxing Day and 7 of us on the day after Boxing Day! get started decorating.

Thanks for stoppin' by...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

{ Wish upon a star }

Just a quick post this morning before I head off to the shower.

Here is a card I made for my Niece's 10th bday last month. She is a HUGH Soccer fan. Pretty much eats/breathes/lives soccer...from what we understand. I did not have any soccer images so went searching. Since they went to Disneyland Paris this summer, I thought I would use this image...

I printed off two images and cut out the soccer ball and glittered it up and then popped it up on some foam dots. I also tried leaving a strip of un-embossed cs on the background layer to stamp my sentiment on. I am quite happy with the way this one turned out!

Off to my shower, do a bit of shopping today and then off to lunch with my MIL & FIL.

Thanks for stoppin' by today...

Friday, November 06, 2009

{So far behind...}

on posting challenges! Here was my take on CFC4...I never did get this posted in time...oh well.

Not much to this one, but I really like the boldness of this sketch.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. The weather has definitely been nice here in Calgary. I can't believe it is November already! Does not feel like it with these mild temperatures and no snow! I just know we will pay for it eventually though.

So has everyone gotten a start on the Christmas shopping yet? I am happy to report that I have and am doing quite well thus far...thank you online shopping!! I am pretty much done my kids already...just the stuff from the Big Guy, getting a good start on my Mom and almost done with my Aunt and Uncle. Just have my hubby, nieces and nephew and MIL to start on. So all in all? I am very happy! I say every year that I want to be done by December 1st and it never happens...well I might actually have a shot this year! Then maybe I can actually get some other stuff done this year for Christmas that I always say I am gonna do, but never get the time to actually; Christmas baking and making a few giftie items.

Thanks for stoppin' by, have a great weekend and everyone stay healthy!! So much nastiness going around.

Monday, November 02, 2009

{ TCC #10 Entries and Winner }

Good afternoon everyone!
Hope you all had a great Halloween weekend. We had a good one...although my oldest DD and I are now getting sick. It is still up in the air as to whether she will be heading to school tomorrow or not. I know that the schools don't want sick kids right now and well...she's not feeling too great. It will be a wait and see evening for us, I think.

Okay onto the entries for this months Christmas Card Challenge and the winner!

Dianne - our only blogger this month!

And now for our other non-bloggin' entries...

First up is Carol J

Second we have Karen G...with 2 entries...

And lastly we have Sue...

Wonderful job by everyone!! the winner...drawn by my newly 8 yr old!!


Dianne, I will email you tonight with the details about your winnings!

Okay...stay tuned, as this is the last month for the Christmas Card Challenge...if you can believe that?!? But not to worry...I will definitely be starting up again in January!