Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas!

Have a joyful Christmas day with family & friends & all you hold dear to your heart!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A reluctant reindeer with teeth

This is Bella........our 6 month old Rottweiler. My granddaughter was trying to get her to pose with her reindeer antlers. You can see she wasn't too happy about being one of Santa's little helpers. LOL And see what big teeth she'll see why I'm mentioning her teeth in a moment.......keep reading.........LOL.........

I just have to share what just happened................

I was taking a little break from Christmas cardmaking to have a bowl of chicken noodle soup & toast to calm my sore tummy (another story). After a little bit I realized it was just waaaaaay tooooooo quiet! Where is Bella??? I went to our bedroom door (which is normally closed when I'm not in it) & what do I see???????? My CARDSTOCK for my Christmas cards with doggie teeth marks all over it..........probably about 30 sheets destroyed. She tried to cut the corners off the paper herself........cute little bite mark corners! LOL Now why didn't she just ask to use my corner rounder? LOL

Now I know it's my fault..........I should have closed the door..........I should have put the cardstock away..........I should have.........I should get the idea!

But what was sooooooo funny & ironic was that this happened while I was watching a recorded show "It's Me or the Dog"...........a British dog obedience show about how to keep your dog from tearing up your house!!!!!! LOL I just had to laugh!!!

How funny is that!!!

Okay..........I'm back to cardmaking..........

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Pixie Cottage challenge

Hi Everyone! I hope that you are all ready for Christmas! I still have to wrap & bag prezzies but everything is hiding in my closet. Shhhhh! Don't tell the kids! LOL

I'm entering a challenge at Pixie Cottage using this sketch..........

I don't know why but this one was a challenge for me.........maybe that's why they call it a "challenge"..........DUH..........LOL. I just wasn't sure how that dark DP was working with the rest (even though it's part of the Heidi Grace DP collection listed on the post below). But after I added the snowflakes & glitter I decided that it was okay. I also think I was supposed to use ribbon where the dotted dark strip is but my ribbon is buried in my closet under all of those aforementioned prezzies. LOL So what do you think? Be honest! (but not brutally might hurt my little feelings.....LOL)

The card details are similar to those listed in the post below. Although I used Copic R22 on the heart nestled in the basket instead of R20 (I prefer the R20). And the Spellbinders Nestabilities is "Labels One" (don't you just love those Nesties!!!!).

This darling stamp................."Snowflurry Tilda" can be found at Diana's shoppe here. She offers great customer service & low shipping.

I pray that all is well with you & yours & you're enjoying this Christmas season when we take the time to celebrate our dear Savior's birth.

Thanks for looking!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Blessings

I finally got this card done..........whew! I don't know why it takes me soooo long to make one card when I see others create gorgeous cards daily. Anywho........this card is for 6 different challenges.

First Challenge is at Sketch Saturday. Simon Says Stamp is offering a fabulous $25 prize! I followed this sketch........(I flipped it on its side)

Second Challenge is at Stamp Something. They wanted a Winter Wonderland entry......I think this qualifies with all the snowflakes & snowy glitter I used. LOL The sponsor is In Style Stamps who are offering 4 digi images.

hird Challenge is at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge using a Snow theme. I think snowflakes count. LOL

Fourth Challenge is at Our Creative Corner again wanting something Christmasy. The prize will be a very generous gift of $25 from Totally Stampilicious.

Fifth Challenge is at Simon Says Stamp for a $25 prize! WooHoo!

And finally......the Sixth Challenge is at Creative Card Crew for a wonderful Simon Says Stamp prize of $20!

Such wonderful prizes. Hope, hope, hope I win! Keeping all fingers, toes & eyes crossed. LOL Wish me luck!

(I would have also joined in the Just Magnolia challenge but I missed the deadline by 45 minutes!!! OY I was stunned! :( I better pay closer attention to the deadline date next time. LOL)

This darling stamp................."Snowflurry Tilda" can be found at Diana's shoppe here. She offers great customer service & low shipping.

Copics used: E0000, E000, E00, E02, R20, G85, E30, E31, E41, B0000, B000, B00, W0 & W00.
Highlights done with white Sukura's Gelly Roll med. pen.
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.
Chunky glitter & snow glitter found at Michael's.
DP is Heidi Grace Designs "Frost Blvd" line.
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Petite Ovals Large" & "Petite Scalloped Ovals Large".

Thanks a bunch for looking & for leaving your oh so wonderful comments.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tilda for my Baby Girl

This is the card I made for my daughter's birthday yesterday (you can see my daughter's pretty face on the post right below this one). She loved seeing her name on the card. LOL And since pink is her favorite color.......Tilda just had to be pink too.

I used a Magnolia Tilda stamp (of course) called "Cross Stitch Tilda". This is the first time I've used her. She can be found at Diana's store HERE. She's colored with those marvelous Copic markers and I have to admit............I forgot AGAIN to add highlights to her. One of these days I'll remember! LOL (Maybe I can snag the card away from her & do it. LOL Naw...........I'd probably mess it up! LOL)

Thanks for taking a looksie. I sure appreciate your comments!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Star was born!

Today is my Baby Girl's birthday (she's the pretty one on the right...LOL). I can't tell you how old she is because she'd kill me...LOL...but I just wanted to let her know how very much I love her! She is an awesome single mom & a joy in my life. She's the one I can always count on!

So bear with me as I sing Happy Birthday to her......huuuummm...okay........I'm done! LOL

Thanks for sharing in my special girl's day!

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, December 7, 2009

Share the love............

I just realized how close Christmas is it just me or did it come way too fast this year? I feel like I got caught off guard & am trying to play catch up. I've got most of my shopping done. The tree is up but we have a new puppy who loves the ornies a little bit "too much" so our tree is bare on the bottom branches. LOL Oh well...........maybe next year...........

I'm working on my "Snowflurry Tilda" Christmas cards & hope to be able to share them with you soon. This is the cutie I'm working with...........

Isn't she just the sweetest. I'm coloring her with my Copic markers in pale blues. I'll be putting them all together this week ( don't hold me to it.....LOL). She can be found at Diana's shoppe HERE.

I hope & pray that you are all doing well & enjoying this Christmas season. We all (myself included) need to take a deep breathe........RELAX.........and remember that Jesus' birth is the true meaning of Christmas! Surround yourselves with those you hold dear & share the love.

Huggies & Blessings ~♥♥♥~