Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 2012 FAVorite 6 Cards

Hi Everyone!  Can you believe we're already at the end of 2012!?!  Oh my goodness........where has the year gone?  As I look back through the year I notice that each & every one of my FAVorite cards has an image of a sweet little girl.  I guess it's 'cuz I'm really a little girl at heart.  ♥ LOL ♥ You can click on each card to be taken to the original posting of that particular card.  Thanks for looking!  It's been a fun year!

Thank you so much for following along with me this year.  It's been a year of many changes & unexpected blessings but the Lord has seen us through it all.
I look forward to sharing more with you in 2013.  May your New Year be blessed!!!

Huggies & Sweet New Year's Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, December 22, 2012

May your Christmas be Blessed!

I want to wish all of you a Merry & most Blessed Christmas!!! 

Thank you all for visiting with me on my little blog.  I know I don't create as often as a lot of crafters but I can assure you that everything is made with love.  I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to leave your sweet & encouraging comments.  I appreciate each & every one of you.

Enjoy this Season of giving with your family & friends & remember to tell them how much you love them.  We never know what will happen from one day to the next but we know who holds us in His hands.  May you walk in His Light & Love this Christmas!  Happy Birthday, Jesus!!! ♥♥♥

Huggies & Sweet Christmas Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Friday, December 14, 2012

Just livin' the Dream...

This card is a bit different for me as I used a photograph that I tweaked in Photo Shop Elements.  My daughter took this picture of her toesies last summer while at the beach & I knew instantly that I wanted to use it for her birthday card this year.  She loves the beach & the sun & getting her tan on.  She is truly a southern California girl.  Her birthday was Tuesday & she's been celebrating non stop ever since.  LOL  She loved her card & couldn't get over the fact that I used her picture.  Remember her card last year?  It was her pretty picture on a Cosmopolitan magazine cover.  You can see it HERE. I had to really do a lot of thinking to top that one but I'm pretty happy with how this one came out.  The kraft paper seemed to really suit the light pink digital paper to a tee.  The pink frame was from a digi by Sapna called Fun in the Sun.  I used pink washi tape & vintage buttons tied with jute to give the corners some pop.  A pretty pink paper flower & Antique Linen Distress Ink on all the edges was the final finishing touch. 

I chose to use this sentiment on her card because my daughter & I say this to each other all the time when asked how we're doing.  We say........."Just livin' the dream!" whether we're having a good day or not.  Plus I felt the sentiment was fitting for a day at the beach.  Wonder what she was dreaming about?

Thanks for joining me today & a Big Happy Birthday to my Kimmie!!!  I love my beautiful Baby Girl!!!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge:  #59 Endless Summer (anything that conveys summer)
Crafty Creations Challenges:  #200 Wise words
Digital Tuesday Challenge:  #190 Summer Lovin' (my digital elements.......focal picture & pink decorative paper)
The Kraft Journal:  Make It Monday "Anything Goes" (along with kraft paper)
My Grafico Challenges:  Anything Goes

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As stated in my previous post our Clear It Out challenge blog is having a super special challenge for the whole month of December.  I already told you about our FABulous sponsor........Krista from Saturated Canary who is offering the winner their choice of 2 of her amazingly cute images.  The other special surprise is my teamie Laura is giving a TON of prizes & goodies to those who enter (as many times as they choose) but there are certain qualifications in order to win.  The rest of the details can be found at Clear It Out.

Our theme for the December challenge is CHRISTMAS using any stash item of your choice in your paper creation.  If you don't celebrate Christmas then we ask that you please use the colors RED, WHITE and/or GREEN in your project.  As you can see......I've used ALL of the above in my DT card.  LOL

Krista so generously gave us our choice of which image we wanted to showcase.  Boy was that a tough challenge.  LOL  I love ALL of her digis!  Anywho.......since it was Christmas I chose this adorable little cutie with her cute little friend popping up out of the bag called Christmas Nutcracker.  You can find it HERE at her Saturated Canary shoppe.  The stash item I chose to use is from that big pad of Christmas paper that I used recently.  I cut the paper so that the big Christmas tree was behind my image.  I love the little snowman & angel hanging from the tree & you can see a little candy cane peeking out below my image.  It's all just too too cute!  (You can see the other deets about my card design below.) 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I would love to see your paper creations on the Clear It Out blog.  :)  (By the card won't go "live" on the CIO blog until Tuesday Dec. 11th.)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes (must stamp digi or rubber)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:  #105 Anything Goes
Color Throwdown:  #221 red, tan, green & black (cording on lights)
Crafts and Me Challenges:  #113 Anything Goes with optional ornament
Creative Card Crew:  #25 Star (Christmas tree star in background paper)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  #40 So this is Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas:  #94 Holiday Spirit (must include die cut)
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog:  #75 Christmas
Jingle Belles:  December to Remember ~ Anything (Holiday) Goes
QKR Stampede:  #16 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps:  #93 Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  #120 Christmas Sparkle
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  December Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 101 Make it Girlie
My Sheri Crafts:  #99 'Tis the Season
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique:  #61 Holiday Cards
Thru the Craftroom Door:  #47 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday:  #91 Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  Bingo (Christmas tree/free/gold)
The Crafty Bloggers Network:  #6 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges:  Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog:  #144 Christmas Anything Goes
Made Especially for You:  Christmas card with a die cut
Paper Pretties:  #235 Christmas inspired
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #39 Anything Christmas
The Pink Elephant:  #177 Make it Girly
Paper Cupcakes:  Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle
Paper Makeup Stamps:  #65 Digi tic tac toe (sparkle, word art, designer paper)
Pile it on:  #49 Pile on the Embellishments
The Ribbon Girl Blog:  December ~ Christmas 

Copics used:  
  • Skin:  E000, R11 
  • Reds:  R35, R37, R39 
  • Hair: E31, E41, E50 
  • Eyes:  E34 
  • Bag: E41 
  • Tin Soldier:  R35, R37, Y15, YR24, E000, E00, R11, R20, C3, C5, C7 
  • Ground shadow:  W00, W0, W1 

Supplies used:
  • DP:  K&Co "EB Visions of Christmas" and Kraft cardstock
  • Dies: Nesties 'Labels Four' and 'Curved Rectangles'
  • Digital Stamp:  Saturated Canary “Christmas Nutcracker” 
  • Inks:  Distress Ink 'Brushed Corduroy'
  • Martha Stewart 'Cottage Christmas Stocking' sticker & Christmas tape
  • Vintage pearl button
  • Misc. Stash:  Light garland, baker's twine, ribbons
  • The "Merry Christmas" was computer generated using the "Adine Kirnberg-Script" font

Until next time............I want to wish you all a happy & joyous holiday season.  Enjoy your family & friends.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, December 3, 2012

CIO Challenge & new Sponsor

It's time for another Clear It Out challenge.  The challenge theme for the month of December is CHRISTMAS and the stash item is ANYTHING GOES.  We want to help you get those Christmas cards or projects made.  And as always.........we're all about helping you clear out the stash items that we all have laying around unused (hence our name...."Clear It Out").

I'm so very excited to reveal our special Sponsor for December.  It's the amazing.........and incredibly talented.......Krista from Saturated Canary.  I think you'll agree with me that her images are some of the cutest ones out there. Krista is giving away 2 digital images to the lucky winner.  Yippee Skippee!!!  Amazballs!

It's Team A's turn to dazzle you with their projects so hop on over to Clear It Out & take a looksie.  We would love to have you join in the fun & have a chance to win some of Krista's cuuute digis.  Ya gotta be in it to win it!  :)  I'll be posting my card soon so watch for it.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CIO challenge continues & a sneaky peeky

We are in the midst of our "ugly sweater" challenge right now at Clear It Out challenges. We're asking you to use up those "ugly" papers that you have been ignoring all year. Our sponsor Digi Darla Designs is giving one lucky winner 5 digis of their choice. How great is that!!!  You still have one week to enter so pop on by.

I'm sooooo excited to give you a little sneaky peeky at our very special December challenge Sponsor. Can you guess who it is from the itsy bitsy teeny weeny hint I'm giving you?  LOL  I haven't given you much to go on're going to love it!!!!  

Hope you didn't get injured or trampled on Black Friday!!! Did you see those grown men at Victoria Secret getting into a huge fight over women's underwear? Ridiculous!!!  LOL  They're calling it "Black Eye Friday"  (you can google the YouTube video)  We women would never ever do that........right?  LOL Cyber Monday is more my style of shopping. I've done most of my shopping online & am almost finished & it's not even December yet. YAY for me! LOL I think this is the earliest I've ever done it. YAY again! :)

Now my Christmas cards are another story. I was hoping to have tons made up by now but I only have 2.  sigh.......  I'm hoping to get lots more finished using our December sponsors adorably cute images. Have you guessed who it is yet? LOL Mum's the word! Don't give it away if you know. LOL I'll do a big reveal next week. Have a wonderfully blessed week. And I hope your Christmas shopping is almost finished too. :)

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Blessings ♥

I want to wish a most blessed Thanksgiving to those of us who celebrate.

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs! 

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, November 18, 2012

To light the way

It's challenge time at Clear It Out challenges.  Okay.......I must admit........I had a real struggle with this one.  Our theme for this challenge is "ugly sweater time". We want you to use your ugly, unused papers. Well.......I don't "do" ugly very well. It just goes against my nature.  I like pretty things........duh. LOL  But...........since I HAD to come up with something.............this is what I did.  I went through my Christmas paper pads to find one that reminded me of an ugly Christmas sweater so I came up with this reindeer.  Now reindeer aren't ugly by any means but I seem to remember seeing one on an ugly Christmas sweater.  LOL  That may be a real streeeeetch but that's my story & I'm stickin' to it.  LOL  If you look real close you'll see that my reindeer has flocking.  He must have gotten caught in a snow storm.  :)
Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Darla Designs .  The winner of our challenge will receive 5 digis of their choice.  How sweet is that!!!  This pretty image is called Cardinal on Lamp Post and it's already colored for you.  Isn't that cool!  (Sure saved me some time.)  I knew I wanted to use my Cryogen cardstock for this snowy image because of the pretty sparkles in the paper. Can you see it? (You can click on the pic to see it closer.) I got a bit carried away with the glitter & mica flakes for the snow. It really doesn't look "dirty" in person. LOL  I had a hard time getting a good picture of it plus I was fighting a migraine but you came to see some pretties not to hear about the perils of Pauline.....right?  LOL get the idea.
***And let's hear a big WOOT WOOT!!!  I'm also so very honored to be chosen as the Guest Designer on the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.  So this card serves a dual purpose.  The Fussy and Fancy challenge is "Feeling Blue".  They want to see your blue creations.  So pop on over to see the lovely DT creations & enter their challenge.  Thank you, Fussy and Fancy & Sazzle!!!!!

To all of you celebrating Thanksgiving this coming Thursday.....Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving with those you love & hold close to your heart!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog:  #29 Season's Greetings
Christmas Challenges:  #50 Sketch w/twist ~ use faux or real stitching
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #36 Anything Goes any artist (Digi Darla)
Totally Stampalicious:  Bling
4 Crafty Chicks:  Winter Wonderland
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges:  #84 Winter Wonderland
Crafts and Me:  #110 Untraditional Christmas colours
The Pink Elephant:  #174 Dies
Divas by Design:  #61 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:  #102 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy:  #30 Favorite Theme (Christmas)
QKR Stampede Challenge:  #14 Winter Wonderland
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog:  #159 Let's have Sparkle
Craftyhazelnuts's Christmas Challenge:  #99 Use something more than 6 months old (the mica flakes & snowflakes)
Joanna Sheen Challenge:  Cold and Frosty
Dream Valley Challenges:  #45 Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  November Bingo ("B" for "bird" ~ Jewel (snowflakes) ~ Die Cut)
Sketchy Colors:  #140 (White, Green & Turqouise blue)
The Crafty Pad:  #197 It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
One Stitch at a Time:  #140 Use a Digi
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog:  #7 Lots of Layers
Gingerloft Challenge:  #52 A touch of Gold (lantern's light)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  #190 Recipe (ribbon/twine, gems, dies)
My Grafico Challenges:  #140 Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox:  #31 Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog:  #80 Stitching (faux or real)
The Crafty Bloggers Network:  #5 Christmas Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Monthly Challenge ~ Winter

Supplies used:
  • Tools: 'Bow Easy' (for bow tying)
  •  Dies: Nesties 'Labels One'
  • Digital Stamp:  Digi Darla Designs 'Cardinal on Lamp Post'
  • Inks:  Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'
  • Martha Stewart 'Cottage Christmas Stocking' sticker, Recollections 'Merry Christmas' sticker
  • Melissa Frances "mica flakes"  
  • Misc. Stash:  lace doily, baker's twine, ribbon, bells, glitter, snowflake bling

~♥~As always...........I thank you for your sweet comments & I truly thank you for visiting me once again. It means so very much to me when you take the time to leave a bit of love.~♥~

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, November 12, 2012


Hi Everyone!  We're in the midst of our Anything Goes challenge at Clear It Out challenges.  Plus we want to help you use up those RED supplies.  I used these red Christmas papers that I bought last year.    They were on a huge paper pad that will take me forever to use.  Unfortunately I have a lot of those unused papers that feel so neglected.  But I'm working on it.  :)

Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.  This pretty girlie is called 'Reindeer Games'.  Can you see her little bells?  Well the rest of her is va va voom with long legs & more bells.  LOL  You can check her out HERE. I colored her with my Copic markers.  You can see the numbers below in my supplies list.

I had a bit of a tough time with this one cuz I got new carpeting & flooring this past week.  Remember my flood from my washer?  Well this was the big blessing we got as a result of that mishap.  But it was a lot of work packing everything up to get ready for carpet throughout my house (I felt like I was moving).  Oh my goodness.........the things we accumulate & just 'have to have'.  LOL  It convinced me that I need to start purging & getting rid of STUFF I don't really need so I've already been to the Goodwill once.  Many more trips are in my future.  LOL  But it feels good to downsize & know where everything is...........especially my craft supplies.  Most of which are still hiding in my walk-in closet.  UGH  That's why this card was difficult.  I had to search for my Christmas embellies & ribbon.  LOL  That will teach me.  Anywho........back to my card........

I used this wonderful sketch from Sketch Saturday.  They are one of my FAVorite go-to places for sketches.
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenges:  #108 Reds
Little Red Wagon:  #158 Coloring
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog:  #15 Bingo (Twine - Glitter - Buttons)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long:  #36 Oops Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend:  #21 All Stitched Up (faux or real stitching)
Craft Us Crazy:  #30 Holiday theme (Christmas)
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #53 Use Traditional Christmas colors
Anything Goes Challenge Blog:  #80 Stitching (faux or real)
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Christmas
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog:  #29 Season's Greetings
Papelitos Challenges:  #19 Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges:  Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network:  #5 Christmas Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenges:  #140 Anything Goes
OLLCB:  #118 Someone Special (this is going to a special someone for Christmas)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #36 Anything Goes with any artist (Sassy Studios)
The Pink Elephant:  #174 Use punches or dies (my Nesties)
Totally Stampalicious:  Bling
Dream Valley Challenges:  #45 Anything Goes
Gingerloft Challenge:  #52 A touch of Gold
Robin's Fetish:  #133 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl Blog:  Add Sparkle (must also use ribbon)

Supplies used:
  • Copics: Skin: E000, E00, R11 ~ Hair: E31, E41, E50 ~ Blouse/Bow/Bells: YR20, YR21
  • DP: Red cardstock, K&Co. 'EB Visions of Christmas' paper pad
  • Dies: Nesties 'heart circles' & 'standard circles small'
  • Tools: Tim Holtz idea-ology ruler for piercing holes uniformly, Making Memories paper piercer, Sakura Gelly Roll white pen med. for faux white 'stitching' lines
  • Digital Stamp:  Sassy Studio Designs "Reindeer Games"
  • Inks:  Distress Ink marker "frayed burlap"
  • Buttons:  Christmas tree, red bell
  • Misc. Stash:  Ivory ribbon, bling, 'Joy', Baker's Twine, Recollections snowflake

Thank you so much for visiting with me today.  I love to read your lovely comments.   Ya'll are just tooo sweet!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Challenge time

The Clear It Out new challenge is now open.  It's everyone's absolute FAVorite.........ANYTHING we would like to see your RED supplies.   Our sponsor is the FABulous Sassy Studio Designs.
It's the ' A' Design Team's turn to share their creations so please check out their great designs.  Since I'm on the 'B' team I'll be sharing mine next week so watch for it.  Plus you need to pop over to see who our lucky winner is from our last challenge & check out our wonderful Top 3 winners.

Remember my flood a few weeks ago?  Well this is the week we're getting new flooring & carpeting.  WooHoo!  So exciting but TONS of work (I feel like I'm moving with all this packing I have to do) plus I've been sick with IBS.  UGH  Not all.  Then my stooopid back keeps going out on me.  BUT...I am making a card.  LOL  Have to fit in crafting somewhere....somehow.....someway......right?  LOL

I hope you're all having a blessed week.  See you again soon.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, October 22, 2012

Happy Happy

My youngest granddaughter's 17th birthday is coming up and I wanted to use one of Krista's sweet Saturated Canary girls for her birthday card.  Krista's girls are just the cutest & have so much personality...........just like my granddaughter.  (She can be a  This one is called Pack Light.  She's actually sitting cross-legged on top of her luggage but I just wanted to use her cute little face.  Her beautiful long hair is just like my Shaye's.  Just darling as can be.  Happy Birthday, Shaye!!! (btw.......YAY.......she loved her card....especially the knew she

I've colored her with my Copics & used lots of gray DP from a new MME paper pad that I hadn't used yet.  I also used a new diecut rounded tag set from Sizzix that I got for my birthday recently. It comes with 8 dies. The larger ones look like big arches that would be perfect for main images on a card. I'll definitely be using a lot of these dies.  The sentiment came from Create with TLC.  Paulette is always so very generous with her sentiments & graphics.

I used this beautiful sketch from The Sweet Stop.  They also added a spin to the sketch challenge.........tell what movie or book inspired your card.  Well the first movie that popped into my head is one of my favorites..........."13 Going on 30".  That describes my granddaughter to a tee.  (Although she's really 17 going on 35.......hahaha)

 I'd like to also enter this card in the following challenges:

Saturated Canary Challenge Blog:  #28 Dark colors
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:  #98 Girls, Girls, Girls
One Stop Craft Challenge:  #201 Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog:  #136 Use a Digi
Creative Inspirations Paint:  Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy Challenges:  #2 Birthday bling
Clearly iStamp:  #62 Ribbon or Twine
The Poodles Parlour:  Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly:  Birthday
Cards Galore Challenge Blog:  October ~ Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox:  #29  Use Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge:  October ~ Birthdays Blog:  #7 Die Cuts
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge:  #74 Anything Goes
Hotshot Craft Blog:  #12 Bling it on
SJ Crafts:  #10 Birthdays & optional circles (dotted DP)
Lollipop Crafts:  #92 Happy Birthday
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  #186 No Rules!
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #52 All Things Sparkly

Supplies used:
Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I always look forward to reading your lovely comments.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ooh la la

Ooh la la.....Paris anyone?  LOL This is my DT card for the next Clear It Out challenge which starts tomorrow.  We would love to see anything having to do with the "gift of Christmas"......however you interpret that statement.  It doesn't have to be a Christmas card.  Just something to do with a special gift or presents like I have on my card.  Use your imagination & be creative.  Now as for my card...........I'm having a PINK Christmas in Paris because my recipient is oh so "fabulous" and so very loved.  So my special gift is hidden inside the cute bag & those boxes are full of FABulous things I found while shopping in some cute Paris boutiques underneath the Eiffel Tower.  LOL  I can dream, can't I?  LOL  I even thought of hanging ornaments from the Eiffel Tower but resisted the temptation.  LOL  May have been a bit too much.........ya think?  :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Melonheadz Illustrations.  The winner of our challenge will receive $15 to spend in Nikki's Etsy shop.  I've used the cute Paris digital set already colored for you.  Easy Peasy!  She also has a lot of cute freebies on her blog you might want to check out.

My birthday was on Saturday & I spent the day sick as a dog.  Yuck!  Not my favorite way to spend my birthday.  But my oldest granddaughter brought a movie & cake over today & we watched "Snow White & the Huntsman".  I really enjoyed it!  Even hubby watched some of it with us ('course we had to use the duct tape cuz he would not stop  I have the sweetest family in the world.  I am so very blessed!

Well........back to my card.......I've used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Sketches make it so much easier for me to design a card.  How about you?  This was a fun one........

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #52  All things Sparkly
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Dies and/or Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  #36 Anything Goes
Papelitos Challenges:  #15 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges:  #105 Anything Goes
Divas by Design:  #56 Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter:  #85 Love (the city of 'love' Paris & gifts)
Paper Crafting Journey:  Bling
Shelly's Images:  TTT Challenge Tic-Tac-Toe (ribbon-free-die)
Sentimental Sundays:  #124 Black & White plus another color (pink) must include a sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  #113 Anything Goes
Craftymess Challenge Blog:  #19 Anything Goes Blog:  #7 Die Cuts

Thanks again for joining me.  I always appreciate your kind words you leave for me.

Supplies used:
  • DP: Black cardstock, NitWits ~ "Eggstra Special" (pink),  "Breath of Fresh Air" (gray)
  • Dies: Spellbinders"Lattice Rectangles"
  • Digital Stamp:  Melonheadz "Paris" bundle
  • Stamp:  "you are fabulous" Whimsy Stamps 
  • Inks:  Distress Ink "black soot"
  • Misc. Stash:  Black ribbon, Recollections silver glitter dots, glittery black tulle, bling, black ribbon flower, charm
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I need Candy!

Did that post title grab your attention? LOL We all "need" some candy every now & then.......right?  LOL   Well if you check out my card below it looks like my little Trick or Treater's pumpkin bag is empty.  aaaawwww poor thing!  That's why she's shouting "I NEED CANDY!"  LOL Somebody help the girl!  LOL

We're in the midst of our Biweekly challenge at Clear It Out Challenges.  We would love to see your creations using mostly Purple, Orange and/or Black (or all 3 like I did).  The theme is everyone's favorite "Anything Goes".   Our sponsor is once again the FABulous Bugaboo Stamps.  Jodie is so generously giving the winner of this challenge 7 free digis.  How cool is that!  This little darling Trick or Treater is called Halloween Brat Pumpkin and you can find her HERE.  I've added lots of dimension by layering the leaves, lollipop & pumpkins.  It's hard to tell from this you'll just have to trust me.  LOL  (You can read the other deets about my card below.)

It was a wee bit of a challenge to make this card cuz if anything could go wrong or break at my house........IT DID!  LOL  Starting with my washer that overflowed into my carpeted hallway.  UGH  What a mess!  I just got my new washer last night so you know what I'm doing today..............yeppers........LAUNDRY!  But the blessing is that we're getting our whole house carpeted.  Yippee Skippee!!!  I won't go into all the other events of the week.  Let's just say it was the week from H*LL.  But the Lord helped us get through it & we're happy as clams again.  Whew!  We really don't need that kind of drama in our lives......right?  LOL

Back to my card......I've used this GREAT sketch from Sketch N Stash.  I will definitely be using this one again.
I would also like to enter this challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge Blog:  #37 Costumes/Dress Up
Crafts and Me Challenges:  #104 Sentiment on front of card
Penny's Paper ~ Crafty Challenge Blog:  #96 Die Cuts/Punches
The Paper Shelter:  #84 Distressing (I used Distress Ink on edges)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Glimmer and Sparkle
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  #51 Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges:  #55 Halloween
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes & a blog hop
Creative Card Crew:  #20 Purple
Party Time Tuesdays:  #88 Halloween
Ribbon Carousel Blog:  #73 Halloween plus ribbon or twine
Thru the Craftroom Door:  #38 Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  #28 Distressing (I used Distress Ink on edges)
Forever Friends:  #46 Anything Goes
Hookedoncraft Challenges:  #25  Halloween
My Craft Spot:  #71 Halloween
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog:  #28 Use a Digi
Totally Stampalicious:  Anything Goes
Catered Crop:  Halloween
Pile it On:  #40 For a Child
A Gem of a Challenge:  #56 For the Girls
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Craftymess Challenge Blog:  #17 Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts:  #95 Include apple or pumpkin somewhere
Broken Box Stock:  #11 Make a Halloween card
The Poodles Parlour:  Halloween
WKR Stampede:  #8 Halloween Fun
Craft Us Crazy:  #27 Halloween and/or Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenges:  #40 Shine On (sparkle, shine or gloss)
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge:  Anything Goes
Shelly's Images ~ TTT Challenge: Tic-Tac-Toe (orange, bling, die cut) Blog:  #7 Die Cuts

Supplies used:
  • Copic markers: Skin: E000, E00, R20 ~ Hair & Shoes: E53, E33 ~ Socks: YR20, YR21 ~ Leaves: G40, G82, G94 ~ Leaf Stems: YR24, E57 ~ Pumpkins: YR20, YR21, Y38 ~ Sucker: R81, R83 ~ Sucker stick: YR24
  • DP: from my stash
  • Glittery Black Tulle cut with Tim Holtz' Alternations Sizzix Die "Pennants" 
  • Dies: Spellbinders Circle & Scalloped Circle
  • Digital Stamp:  Bugaboo "Halloween Brat Pumpkin"
  • Digital Sentiment:  'Digital Scrapbook Place' Candy Love word art
  • Inks:  Distress Ink "black soot"
  • Misc. Stash:  Button, MME Baker's Twine, Recollections glitter dots, rhinestone black trim

Thanks so much for visiting with me today. Your comments always brighten my day.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~