Sunday, October 30, 2011

Coffins revisited.....bwahahaha

I thought someone may be looking for a last minute crafty gift to give your special Trick or Treaters this year so I'm sharing these coffin boxes that I made last Halloween. Here's my POST.

If you just want the link for the pattern &'s HERE. (The pdf patterns are in #2 of the "Coffin Treat Box How-To" section labeled "top" and "bottom".)

I've also shared my Blessing Mix in the same post HERE (farther down the page). Enjoy! And try not to eat toooo much candy! LOL

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, October 24, 2011

So Sweet 16 card

Remember my beautiful granddaughter, Shaye, who just went to Homecoming (see my previous post for the full picture) is her 16th Birthday!!!!! I can't believe that the baby of our family is actually 16 years old & now old enough to drive a car. Yikes! LOL Happy Birthday, Baby Girl!!! She's beautiful & smart & funny & just a delight to have around (well......most of the know how teenagers can

Here's the card I made for her special special day.

I wanted to use the perfect image for Shaye's card so when my dear friend Charlene made a sweet 16 birthday card for her granddaughter recently she used a darling pretty girl digital image from Crafts & Me so I just had to take a peek to see what else they had. I found this perfect image called Aliah. Her big hair reminded me of my pretty girl so I just had to get her.

She's colored with my Copics & I've added some feathers to her hair that I found at Michael's. Feathers are really the rage right now. But I think that ship has sailed for me. LOL Nothing like seeing a grandma in feathers. LOL (oh I can think of some other things to say about feathers & grandmas but I'm not "going there"......LOL)

The little charms are actually buttons I also found at Michael's. Although she better not go "clubbin"......LOL.....but she could really rock those shoes. My shoes are orthopedic.......LOL.....(not really but close to it....LOL). No more heels for this grandma..........boohoo!

I added the "Sweet 16" banner to the side of the card using some glittery letters I also found at Michael's. What would I do without my good friends Michael & Joann! LOL Oh and I'm so excited that we're getting a Hobby Lobby in southern California this Friday. YAY!!! Finally!!! LOL

**Note**She loved the card! aaawww....makes it all worthwhile! :)

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, R20
Eyes: E31, E33
Eye shadow: E31
Hair: E31, E35, E37
Lips: R11, R20
Butterfly & Strap: R81, R83
Flower: V000, V01, BV00, B60
Greenery: G21, G40, YG63

Challenges I'm entering:
Wee Memories: Free for All
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: To the Letter
Stampin with the Dragon: Buttons & Bows
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Birthday
Our Creative Corner: Fabulous Faces
The Squirrel & The Fox: #3 One for the Girls
Paper Sundaes: #92 Sundae Bar picked 2: Black & Sparkle
Lollipop Crafts: #54 Embellish It
Paper Cupcakes: Pink & Black
Paper Playtime: #58 Sentiment & use Buttons & Bows
Make It Monday: #60 Anything Goes

Well...........Thanks so much for visiting with me today & have a wonderful week!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Homecoming beauty

Since I don't have a card to share with you right now I thought I would share my (almost) 16 yr old granddaughter's pic. She's the tall beauty on the right. I can't believe she's going to be 16 next Monday. Wow! And she's growing up to be such a beautiful girl.......both inside & out.

Thanks for sharing in my joy. There's nothing like the joys of being a grandma (her older sis is 21.......where does the time go?).

Stay tuned.......cuz I'll be sharing her birthday card next week.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

GDT card for Sundays with Crissy

I'm so very honored & privileged to be given an opportunity to be a Guest Designer on Sundays with Crissy. Crissy Armstrong creates such beautiful images one of which is this little sweetie called "Say a Prayer". The theme for October at Sundays with Crissy is Thanks or Thanksgiving so I thought what better way to say thanks than to offer up a sweet prayer......."Thank you for being you". This could be to a dear friend or as a special thank you prayer to the Lord for all He has done.

She is colored with my Copic markers (E000, E00, R20, E41, E50, W00, W0) & I've used 3 Bearly Mine Designs papers. The vintage buttons are tied with embroidery floss DMC #963 & the sweet little flowers are from my stash. Pink baby pom pom trim graces the top of the little buttons.

I've used lovely 'rose petal' seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts to tie the bow & added little die cut corners for added dimension. The little frame charm is resting on top of a piece of antique lace holding a little Crafty Secrets birdie image inside. Can you see the little birdie? LOL It's super tiny. I think there's nothing sweeter than adding little birdies to a project. I've also added a tiny little floss bow.

Challenges I'm entering:
Bearly Mine Challenges: #20 use 3 backing papers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Sparkle & Bling
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog: #23 Anything Goes
The Beary Scrap: #35 Free for (F)all
Paper Sundaes: #89 Lots of Layers
Fussy & Fancy Friday: Try something New (first time using a framed pic & distressing a doily)
Stampin' for the Weekend: #17 What a Cutie!!! (use a cute image)

Thanks so much for visiting with me today & I hope to be creating more soon. On a side note: I injured my knee about a month ago & it's taking forever & a day to heal so I haven't been able to jump around in my craft room which is really my dining room LOL ( I can really "jump"....LOL). So I hope to be crafting more since Christmas is drawing near. OMGosh.........did I just say that? LOL (I'll go sit in the corner now.....LOL) So until next blessed!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~