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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to my blog!!! CLOSED

I cannot believe it has been a year since I started making cards and blogging! I want to thank each of my followers for such awesome support. I am offering a chance to win this candy. If you would like a chance, just leave me a comment stating what you like best about crafting. On December 1st, I will randomly draw the winner and post on my blog who won. I hope you all have a wonderful day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG!!!

May God bless each and every one in a very special way this month!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to my brother


In a private challenge, we were to create a card for a male and it had to include a tree (trees). Since my brother's birthday is this month, it didn't take me long to decide who my card would be for. I chose the cute little moose and sentiment from Dollar Stamps. I used the MS tree border punch and dug thru my old Costco pile of papers and chose what I thought might work well for my brother. Three of the ladies decided to add our own little challenge by using the sketch from 2S4Y. I had a lot of fun making this card and can't wait to see what my challenge buddies have done as well.

Challenges I am entering:

2S4Y-sketch

Cards for Men-animals

2 Sisters-Birthday

Cute Card Thursday- anything goes

Pixie Dust- men

Little Red Wagon-do it in 3's.......3 rows of trees

Crafty Catz- spots and stripes

Fresh Brewed-2 or more dp

Crafty Card Makers- stitching

Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Altered calendar



I saw the little two year planners offered from Michael's for just one dollar and immediately thought of my sister-in-law. She dutifully keeps track of everything and I know she would love this. I knew I could not alter it with too many 3-D effects and still have it fit into the plastic protective cover. So, I chose to use my littlest roses. I took several apart to create matching buds. I used the little Tilda stamp holding eggs but replaced the eggs with roses as my sil also loves roses. I then added one of my favorite verses to the front. I think this verse is also very accurate for a day planner! And of course, there just has to be a little bling so added stickles here and there. My sil also keeps a daily journal so am going to alter one to go with this if I can.

here it is with the plastic cover.
Challenges I am entering this in are:

Fussy and Fancy-sketch

Creative Stamps-favorite stamps....I do love my Mags!

Fairy Fun Fridays-make your own flowers

Aly's Sunday- music

Magnolia Down Under-make your own embellishments

Catch the Bug- anything goes

Thank you for stopping by and God bless you!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Twins' Card

I quickly threw this card together last night so I can get the ornaments mailed off. The shower is the 6th so bet I will already be late with getting things there. I think right now, with everything going on tho, I am happy to just be getting it mailed. lol I made a pocket on the top inside for the gift card and then searched for a nice Twin poem. After getting it all glued it dawned on me that they have not been "birthed" yet so had to change that a little. lol I do hope the mom and dad will like the ornaments as this card too. Challenges I am entering:

The Sweet Stop
- sketch

The Crafty Pad- sewing

Delightful Challenges
- sewing

Cards for Men- anything goes as long as it is male

Crafty Cardmakers- sewing

Craft Your Passion- anything

Musings on Art- blue

Ellephantastic- blue

My Time To Craft
-quick and cute

Anything Goes- letter B....blue, boys, baby......

Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ribbon Spool Ornament

I am in an ornament swap with two other ladies. We are to make each other a Christmas ornament to exchange on Dec. first. I am just playing around with a few ideas to see what I can come up with. This little one is made from a ribbon spool. I colored the image with pencils then cut him out with a nesties along with the matching scalloped nestie. ( cut a second set out for the back also but no image.......just a place to sign the ornament.) I then used the circle nestie to cut out the center of the red one and inserted a "Shake it" shaker box pouch. I painted red stickles on the scalloped edges and then used green stickles to decorate. Of course there is Icicle stickles on the image too......just gotta love that bling! I added the green bead string around the center edge to accent that some. I used a leaf punch and a snowflake punch topped with a prima rose. Added a bit more stickles to them and a few plastic snowflakes on top and called it done. This one is just my proto type but if I choose to use it for the swap, the two I make the ladies will have Dianmond Dust inside so it will be a shaker box. I would like some honest comments on this as I do not want to give the ladies something that looks too cheap. Thanks for any critique you can offer.

Challenges I am entering hoping for good honest criticism:

Incy Wincy-anything goes

Crafty Purple Frog- anything goes

A Spoon Full of Sugar- relish to embellish

Fussy and Fancy-winter

Wee Memories- free for all

Pollycraft-its chill time

Critter Sketch-Christmas

Thank you for stopping by and thank you even more if you left me a comment! God Bless You!