Friday, November 27, 2009

Gabi is Ten!

Today is Gabi's tenth birthday! The years sure do fly by! We did a small celebration today with a few gifts. One of her gifts came from her Grandma and PawPaw, which was a new outfit for one of her dolls. She got to open gifts before cake, first time ever, too! She was excited about it! So, her doll was changed into the new dress before she blew out her candles. Tomorrow, she gets to head to American Girl Doll Bistro for a celebration there. Sadly, I know she's into the dolls now, but in a few short years, that will be the last thing on her mind! It's gonna be boys! Sheesh! LOL! Wish the world could slow down sometimes! She's truly a blessing to the family. She's such a happy young lady. It's been fun to watch her grow each year! Just wish she wasn't so close to passing me in height!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quick Mojo!

I managed to pull together a card quickly tonight. I had stamped out some of this cute image by Victoria Case from Susana's store to mail off to some friends as a RAK. Grabbed it, colored her and I was lucky to find some pattern paper that already had the design elements from the Mojo Monday layout. All I had to do was cut it out, and layer it on my base. Than I decided to throw in a few more challenges real fast.

Mojo Monday sketch.

Pink Elephant Recipe card-brads, plaid, and no ribbon. I hope scrappers floss is legal on that challenge! The buttons on the image are actually brads.

Spoon Full Of Sugar-brown and either blue or pink.

Supplies: Victoria Case stamp, Verve Stamp-sentiment, copics, DCWV Sweet Stack paper, Close to Cocoa paper, Pink Piro. ink, stickles, brads, button, scrappers floss.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanks a bunch!

A quick fun card today. I grabbed this stamp from Susana's store a few weeks back. I stamped off some images for friends, and mailed them out, but hadn't played with her yet. I was excited to get some of these, such a cute line from Victoria Case. I did manage to pull in a few challenges with this one.
This is CPS's sketch 143.
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 34.
Pile It On Rub Ons. Shame on me, I've had these rub ons for a few years now!
JUGS 8 Color Combo Real Rust, Bashful Blue, and Pumpkin.
Daring Cardmakers Initial Thoughts, first letter of your name, Anna=Autumn.
Bee Crafty A Touch Of Bling. (Will have to add the link to this later. My computer froze when I clicked on there to get the link. My desktop isn't happy with me lately!)

Supplies: stickles, Victoria Case stamp, SU rub ons, Reflections paper pack, Real rust ink and paper, MS punch, nesties, copics.
Thanks for stopping by! Not sure how much blogging I'll get done this week. We're visiting with family for Thanksgiving. Gabi's birthday is Friday. She's turning ten! Trey's class is doing a big Indian Day on Wed. Gabi's got a field trip on Monday. So, lots of running around for me! If I'm not back on here, I hope you all celebrating Turkey Day have a blessed one with family and friends!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Like, Adorable!

Been a crazy week! No time to stamp this week. At least it feels that way! Here's a quick card I finally got done. Did a few challenges on this one.
Mojo Monday sketch.

Flutterby Wed open challenge.

Cute Card Thursday-Teen Terrors.

JUGS-Dry embossing and birthday.

Pile It On-5 pearls, and three flowers.

Cupcake Craft Challenge-digital image. I got my image from All That's Scraps, it's the digital version of it.
Supplies: Basic Grey Nook paper line, SU Cameo Coral cardstock, and ink, Close to cocoa ink and cardstock, nesties, TAC sentiment, one is retired, stickles.

Friday, November 13, 2009

First Cricut Page.

Man, I love this tool! I am so impressed with how well that thing cuts! I did this page last week, waiting for my Cricut to arrive. I than cut out my title, the trees, stocking and the ornaments. I was working on another title for a different page when I lost power last night. But I just love how this page turned out! I was amazed watching it cut each letter, and stuff. Love how it'll layer things. I barely touched what this machine can do, and will have fun learning more things on it. So, here's my first work of art with it! The trees are layered with the polka dotted pattern paper. And the cutting out of the ornaments is so detailed!

Side topic, we had a nice Nor'easter come thru yesterday. Kids were off school yesterday and today. Paul was in GA at Home Office, and got trapped there, because the weather was so bad. The bridge outside my neck of the woods is flooded, so we can't cross to the peninsula from there. Paul has now made it back to our area, but has to take the long way home, because of the bridge. We lost power about 8 last night, and it kicked back on around 2 this afternoon. We have a generator, but it hadn't been used, and not something I knew how to operate. So, my neighbors came and set it up for me, so I could plug back up the fridge and freezer. Than I put on the tv to give the kids something to do, other than fight!
Other supplies: DCWV cardstock, pattern paper, TAC stamp, SU garden green ink, stickles, nesties, Queen and Co brads.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thankful Willow!

I'm giddy right now. I ordered a Cricut Expression and it just arrived! I can't wait to play with it! I have a few scrapbook pages waiting for a title! Anyhow, this card covers a few challenges.

It's Flutterby Wed's Thankful challenge.

Pile It On, leaves.

Pink Elephant, Be Thankful.

Whiff of Joy Challenge, which was a color combo-orange, brown and ivory.

La La Land was to use punch/die cuts. I punched out two leaves buried under the flowers, and nestie.

Supplies: WOJ stamp, TAC sentiment, shimmerz, stickles, copics, Reflections paper and brad, Queen and Co brad, More Mustard cardstock, more mustard ink, choco chip ink, scrappers floss.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vintage Santa

I grabbed a few new TAC sets a few weeks back. They had a surprise 50% off sale for their demos, how nice is that? So, I got a few sets I'd been eyeing, but waiting to get. This was one of them. Such a pretty set. Not my usual style, but something about this Santa set just grabbed me. I inked this puppy with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink pad. It has a nice shimmer to it, plus a nice pretty deep color. That matched TAC's Winchester paper line perfectly, so I ended up making a nontraditional Christmas card. The soft blues in the paper went so nicely with some snowflake items I had floating around.
I used a layout from Just Us Girls.
It's been awhile since I've been able to play along on Sparkle's Christmas Challenge, happy I was able to complete a Christmas card on time today!
It's also Bring Out Bling for All Sorts.
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: TAC Vintage Santa, Winchester SWIC, SU Baja cardstock, stickles, Brilliance ink pad.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sweetness in Red!

How cute is this image? I got it from Susana's store a few weeks back and finally inked it up. I just heart Elisabeth Bell images! Anyhow, I decided to play along with some challenges too.

This is ABC's Green.

Susana's Try It Out Tuesday-on Thursday this week, Sketch. I flipped my sketch, and angled the center a little.

Stamp Something Challenge-one ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishments, those were flowers, stickles, and brads.

Cute Card Thursday is Primay, which I tried to pull together with the blond hair, red dress, and blue box. But that one might be pushing it just a touch.

Daring Cardmakers was to use Craft Cardstock.

Supplies: Daisy D paper, Wild Wasabi, Craft cardstock, Robin Red, Wild Wasabi SU ink, copics, stickles, nesties,

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Stamping and Family Fun Times.

Finally had some time to create today. It's been a busy few days, and it's been a while since I've played some challenges. I hope everyone had a blast for Halloween. Halloween was fun here. Will have to post a fun photo of that in a moment. I embarrassed poor Gabi and it shows all over her face in the photo. Cracked me up when I saw it later! Our cul-da-sac did a theme of Rednecks for Halloween, and I embellished myself with tattoos, big hair and heavy makeup. Not to say those are redneck things, but that combined with our neighbors and yard, it made me blend in well. Gabi seems to be a bit conservative like her momma, so it was over the top for her! My neighbor's helped decorate our front yard, which had Halloween, Nascar, lawnmowers, kid's toys, and other items thrown about. We added some lights just for fun! There's a photo below of that at night.

This is my Monday Mojo Card.

My take on Rachel's Cupcake Inspirational Challenge.

Pile It On's, Thank you.

Flutterby Wed's free challenge week.
I was moved by the pale blue in Rachel's Cupcakes, and the mushrooms. I added a little ladybug, but I think its hard to see in the photo. I used a Cosmo Cricket line from Rachel's store. I added Angel Wings shimmerz, and stickles to her wings. I popped my wagon, and masked her to add the mushrooms. The mushrooms are from a Doodle Fairy set.
Other supplies: CC designs, TAC sentiment, So Saffron cardstock, Red Riding red ink, stickles, copics, nesties.
Thanks for stopping by!