Wednesday, March 31, 2010

{ And the winner is... }

Thank you to everyone for playing along with this months Christmas Card Challenge. Check out all these wonderful creations...
Melissa (card set) Melissa (3d item) - 2 entries

Nancy - 1 entry

Merlie - 2 entries

Therese - 1 entry

Nicola - 1 entry

Chris - 1 entry

Dianne - 1 entry

and for our non-bloggers... Karen G - 1 entry

Elaine - 1 entry

and Carol J - 3 entries

and the winner of the random draw with a $25 gift card for the online store of your choice is...


Elaine please send me an email and let me know which online store you like and I will get your GC off to you this week!

Thanks again for everyone who has been playing along thus far. Hope you can all join in again in April!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

{ Check it out! }

I have started up a new blog for all my crochet creations. Please come on over, check it out and let me know what you think.

You can find me HERE!

Monday, March 22, 2010

{ Guess what I did??!! }

I wanted to go down to my stamp room and create but did not want to make a card and even though I should make my 3d item...well, I did not feel like doing that either. So... I...ready for it... I scrapped!! Yup, I now have 4 pages done in my scrapbook from our Disneyland trip in '08!! At this rate the kids should be married off before I finally finish it! ;0)

It is nothing spectacular, but I like it. I like simple when it comes to scraping. I also only like my pages to have 1 or 2 photos more. Why? I don't know, I just don't. I love other peoples pages with lots of photos, but I just can't do it myself...just does not feel right to me. And as you can see...I don't journal either...again, it just is not me. There may come a time on a specific page that calls for it, but in general, I am a no journal kinda girl.

I will be back soon with something new for you. I have been doing some crochet the past few weeks and have decided to make myself a new blog...back soon with the details!

Monday, March 15, 2010

{ TCC #3 - Snowman Challenge }

Good evening all. It is that time again. This months Christmas Card Challenge will be a Snowman Challenge...we always have to have one of those, don't we?

Once again all entries must be received by either a comment on this post with a link to your creations or you can email me a photo of your cards. You must complete 5 cards all with the same main image. Your creations must be received by Wednesday March 31st @ 11:59PM MST. All entries received for January, February and March will be placed into a random draw for a $25 online gift certificate to the online store of your choice. And once again you will receive an extra entry for any 3d items you make. I ran out of time to get my 3d item done to show you today, but I will get it posted in the next week for sure! For now I will leave you with my samples for this months challenge. These are quite simple, but I quite like them...and lovin' this new image from Jovi...thanks again Jovi!!

I can't wait to see what everyone creates this month!

Friday, March 12, 2010

{ Hello }

A Happy Friday to everyone. Just thought I would do a quick post before the kids get home from school. Here is a quick card I put together the other day. I used one of my new images from Jovi and some pretty bright colors! I do like the way it came together though. Although, I did have some issues with my sentiment stamp. I used an old clear stamp from Michaels and I could not get it to stay stuck to my block! Of course when I went to stamp it the stamp fell off onto my there is a bit of a smudge...oh well, what can ya do. You can't see in the pic, but I also used some Crystal Effects on the goggles to add some 3dness to it.

Hope you all have a great weekend and I hope that some Spring like weather reaches whereever you may be!

Monday, March 08, 2010

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was plus 14 and beautiful and right now I am watching the flakes start to fall!! No more snow!!

Check this out. This weekend I finally did something I have been wanting to do for awhile now. I taught my girls how to crochet. They started off with chains. And here they are in all their glory!

Too cute eh? My youngest actually progressed to single crochet already and is working on a blanket for her Teddy! ;0)
Thought I would share a card I made this weekend with some of my new stamps from Jovi! I love this one. It makes me so happy when a card comes together really quickly and easily and turns out great too! I used MojoMonday #77 for my inspiration.

Well...I am off to make some dinner and finish youngest had a bit of an accident at school today...her nose was smashed into another girls shoulder and had a HUGH nosebleed which went all over her winter coat. Thank goodness it washed out...since it is snowing right now...I didn't want to have to replace a winter coat this close to Spring!!
Thanks for stoppin' by.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

{ MojoMonday has kicked my @$$!! }

Yes, indeed! I sat down the other night to work on this weeks MojoMonday. Wow! Looking at it I had this brilliant idea. Then I sat down to do it and I continued for almost 2 hours to put it together and rip it apart and redo it. I finally waved my white flag and gave up and ended up creating this with the salvaged image...

I actually am pretty happy with the way this one turned out. I didn't even use a sketch for this one! Shocking, I know! I used my new stamp from Susie, which I received as my winnings from a EONA Challenge from a few weeks back and I used the flowers from Jovita that I received this week. Did ya notice that I took the pic outside!?! It is a beautiful day out today...the girls are currently playing the swamp we call a backyard...but I would rather have that than snow!!

Thanks for stoppin' by...

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

{ Someone please pick up my jaw from the floor! }

It still amazes me the depth of love and overwhelming eagerness to give that my fellow stampers/bloggers seem to have. Through my blogging I have developed many friendships over the past few years. One such person for me is Jovi. I discovered Jovi's blog a few years back and became an instant fan! Her creations are just amazing and safe to say one of my stamping VERY talented lady!! Unfortunately, for us fans, she decided to put her stamping on the back burner. However, she continued with her blogging, but mostly just about her and her hubbies bike adventures through Colorado, her adventures in learning the piano and reading. Her photos are amazing and I am still a huge fan even if she is no longer creating on paper. Jovi was actually the one who steered me to the Goodreads website recently too...which I love!! Well yesterday I received an email from her saying that she had sent me a package and it should be arriving soon. Well, I went to the mailbox today and found a nice little box in there from Jovi. I picked it up and thought...'what on earth!' is what I found when I opened it up!

I am still in shock! My girls have already staked claim to the kitty stamp by the way! ;0) I can not wait to play with these new images. Thank you again certainly brightened up my day, week, month...;0) You best be expecting a few creations from me, what...eight or nine? ;0)

Monday, March 01, 2010

{ Christmas Card Entries }

How's that for a title? Okay...onto this months creations...
Nancy - 1 entry

Therese - 1 entry
Merlie - 2 entries

Melissa - 2 entries

Chris - 1 entry

Nicola - 1 entry

Carol J - 1 entry

and Karen G - 1 entry

Thanks to everyone for playing along this month. Be sure to come back on the 15th for the next challenge. On April 1st I will post the random winner from all the entries from Jan through be sure to come back this month for more entries!