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 ~♥♥♥~