Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day & we are having a special challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog! We are challenging you to make a card ALL THINGS GIRLIE!!!!

You have seen this card before but it really embraces ALL things girlie - dancing, pink, flowers, pretty dresses......I love this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp - it is called Heather's Dance Ballet Tap Jazz and you can get it HERE!!!

Please enter your GIRLIE cards at the SSS Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the DT have got for you & to see the FABBY prize Heidi is donating for this SPECIAL challenge!!!!!
Enjoy your World Card Making Day & we cannot wait to see what you've created!!!! HAVE FUN!!!!!!

My 500th post Blog Candy WINNER!!!!

Wow, only 20 entrants for my blog candy!!! I'm kinda sad - but that's ok for you 20!!! Better chance for you to win!!!! NEXT blog candy I hope to have MORE entrants!!!! Anyway, here is the winning # drawn from

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So, the winner of my SURPRISE blog candy package is................. Teresa Ward

Congratulations Teresa!!! Please email me your address & I will get your really FAT prize envie out to you!!! I kept adding to it allllll week, so it is FAT and I HOPE you will love it all!!!!!!

Thanks to all who participated!!!! Come back on Friday for more FREEBIES!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fabulous Friday Freebie #10

The winner of WE ARE FAMILY DOLLS, a Simon Says Stamp exclusive set, is ............ ERIN

Congratulations Erin!!! Pleaes email me your address so we can get this stamp set out to you!!!! ENJOY!!!!

This week's FREEBIE prize is JUNGLE EDWIN.

This birthday card is for my nephew who turned 11 a couple weeks ago!! YIKES how time flies!!!!! I remember holding him the day he was born!!! Sigh!!!! This is Jungle Edwin & the Waterfall background from Magnolia. Inside, it says "Hope your birthday is full of adventure" (made on the computer) I coloured it all with my Koh-i-noor pencils and gamsol, and added Crystal Effects to the waterfall.

You can WIN Jungle Edwin!!!!

All you have to do, is become a follower of Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog & enter a card or project in this weeks Simon Says Challenge (which is a colour challenge - red & green). Leave me a comment here with a link to your card so I can easily check & you're good to go!!!!! I would LOVE it if you became a follower of my blog too, but not required! I can't imagine why you wouldn't when I give away free stuff EVERY week!!!! ;-) ;-) (wink wink)

Thanks for playing along!! I'd love to see over 20 participants this week.....can we do it???? Tell all your friends!!!! THANKS!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A2 Gift Card holders - you gotta check these out!!!

These cute little A2 gift card holders were bought from Taylored Expressions - I had to decorate them, but I bought the card - does that make sense?? Go to Taylor's store and check them out HERE!!!! You'll see what I mean!!!! Sure beats making your own.....I much prefer decorating ones that are already cut out!!!! LOL I bought 10 bright yellow and 10 chocolate brown. I wanted to get some neutral colours for guys and girls, so these are what I came up with:

Chef Edwin

Hanglar & Stanglar girl


Cowboy kid


Sugar Nellie
I have showed you before what they look like open - they are quite neat eh?? They have little slits inside to hold the gift card and a little tab to hold them closed! Well worth the 50 cents each!!!!! I might have to buy some other colours!!!!! I plan to sell these at my craft sale - was thinking $3 or $4...what do you think????
Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Simon Says......Red & Green!

We did it!!!! We got WELL over 200 entries last week - WAY TO GO EVERYONE!!! THANKS for helping us reach our goal!!!!!! Can we do it again??? LOL Everyone should be working on their Christmas cards so this week's theme is PERFECT!!!! Should we aim for 300??? LOL

Uhh ohhh, know what these colours mean??? It is getting close to CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! This week the challenge at Simon Says Challenge blog is a colour challenge - use Red & Green!! It doesn't HAVE to be a Christmas card or project, just use Red & Green!!!!! Check out the DT creations on the Challenge blog to see all of the very beautiful and very creative projects!!!!! I JUST LOVE this DT!!!! Be sure to visit their blogs for more info....and leave them some love!!!!!!

Here is another Gift Card Tin that I covered. I bought a whole bunch from Michael's for $1.50 a long time ago, and I'm just NOW starting to do something with them! They are really neat - inside they have a little plastic insert that holds the gift card..or you can take it out & put a little gift inside, or cash.....really handy to have on hand for last minute gifts!! I made this one "Christmasy" so hopefully people will be in the "Christmas" mode this year! The Craft sale is on Nov.1 so I've been a busy beaver!!!!

Don't forget to enter to win my SURPRISE blog candy in honour of my 500th post!!!!! Check it out HERE!!!

Please join us in this challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. You can win a $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp just by entering!!!! PLUS, by entering there, you can also enter my Fabulous Friday Freebie this week (come back on Friday!!!) So, what are you waiting for??? Get crackin'!!!! LOL



Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Creative Corner Challenge - monochromatic

Scroll down, there are LOTS of posts to check out!!!!

ANOTHER challenge this week....yeahhh for me!!!! LOL

This weeks challenge over at Our Creative Corner is to use monochromatic colours. Well, I just happened to be in that mood the other day so I did TWO!!!!!

I bought these great little A2 gift card holders from Taylored Expressions - they are so awesome! Once I started, I couldn't stop making them!! You will see more of these SOON!!!! I bought yellow ones and brown ones - you buy 10 in a pack for 50 cents can't beat that!!!!! She has some REALLY cute things - click on the link above and go check it out!!!!

Here is a pic of it sitting open - inside there are slits to put the gift card into. There is a tab on the front to close the gift card.

Ok, so I bought BRIGHT yellow - wasn't sure I had any paper to coordinate with it but I dug in my massive STASH and found some great papers to go with it!!! Here is the first one I made:

This image is from Pink Cat Studios. Isn't she adorable??

This is a Changito image - so cute!

So, there ya have it, my two monochromatic entries for the OCC challenge!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!! Have a great week!!!

COME JOIN THE CHALLENGES!!!! A PLEA for all my loyal readers.......

Challenge #1: Our Quest for 200 participants is SOOOOOOOOOOOO close I can almost taste it!!! We need only 23 more COME ON EVERYONE......get out your sewing machines or your gel pens and get stitching....faux or real!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Head to the Simon Says Challenge blog for more details HERE!!!! You have until TONIGHT to get your card/project linked up with Mr. Linky!!!!

Challenge #2: And, we'd LOVE it if you came and joined us at the Incy Wincy Designs challenge this week - it was MY choice for the theme, and I made it an easy one - an Autumn colour challenge - so get crackin' and join us HERE too!!! You have until Oct.5th to get this one done, so LOTS of time!!!!

Soooo, get craftin' and let's see what you come up with for these two GREAT themes!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Challenge - Punched shapes or die cuts

I am trying REALLY hard to join in more challenges - I find it keeps my MOJO flowing!! I do have commitments to my Design Teams so of course those come first...but if I can, I try to do a few challenges. The "CHALLENGE" for me, isn't getting them DONE on time, it is getting them photographed, edited and uploaded on my blog in time!!!! So quite often I do the challenges, but don't get them entered because I'm pokey on the tech part!! LOL
But not this week!! Wheeeee!!!!
Dare U 2 Digi Stamps challenge #22 is to use punched shapes or die cuts along with a Digi image (of course). I just bought these CUTE digi images from Pink Cat Studio so thought I would colour them up!!!! I used 2 Martha Stewart punches (bat, pumpkin) for my punches. The DP is some Halloween paper I've had FOREVER!!!! So I figured I better use some of it!!! It's kinda "busy" but it is for my neice who is "busy" it fits her personality to a T!!!

Thanks for looking!!!! Have a great week!!!


Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Autumn Colour Challenge and good news!!!

For my second week of Guest Designing for Incy Wincy Designs, I chose the theme - AUTUMN Colours. So, for your project, please use AUTUMN colours!!!! I love the Fall & I love all the earthy colours that go with it!!! Here is my card for this challenge:

I used Chelsea, available at Incy Wincy Designs, and illustrated by Inger Harding. Isn't she cute??? The "orange" in the picture didn't turn out so great, the weather is kinda crappy so I didn't have very good lighting. It looks pink, but it is really a pale orange!!!! The AUTUMN colours in the paper are green, yellow, orange and black. I paper pieced her pants to match the DP and coloured the rest of her with Copics. I used the sketch again from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps challenge blog cuz I liked it sooo much!!!

PLEASE join us in this challenge - go check out the deets HERE

There are prizes to be won, so go check it out!!!!! I am offering up a stamp set by Autumn Leaves & some ribbon, and YOU could be the next Guest Designer for Incy Wincy Designs!!!! It is fun & Heather is a JOY to work with!!!!

AND NOW THE GOOD NEWS....................Thanks to Heather, Greg & the rest of the Incy Wincy team for choosing me to be on their Design Team full time!! I am honoured & I hope I make you proud!!!!! Big hugs to you all!!! So stay tuned for more designs for Incy Wincy Designs!!! the Simon Says Challenge blog, we are at 154 entrants......sooooooooooo close to 200 - so come on girls & guys.....join us in this challenge, it is an easy one!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!! You have until Tues. night to get your card in!!!!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Outta this world!!!!! (edited to add a funny story)


These are digital images from MyGrafico - sooo cute! You should go check them out!!! I made this card first for my nephew who is turning 5 this year!

The card base is black & then there is a layer of thin shimmery paper that my good pal & Simon Says DT sister, Lols sent me for my birthday - it is from Papermania in the UK & is called Luxury Voile Shimmer paper - it is so thin & shimmery & has a really neat texture to it!! It makes a perfect "space" background!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! I'm just sad I used up all the black (& pink, & yellow, & green....LOL)

I coloured all of the images with Koh-i-noor pencils and Gamsol and added Crystal effects to the ship, the aliens eyes and the space boys helmet. I popped out the space boy to make it look like he was flying through space. The little stars I had in my stash, so thought I'd add a bunch to this for a more SPACEY feel!!!! LOL The sentiment is done on the computer.

Here are a couple close ups:

This second card I made for my niece. Same idea, just a little smaller & minus an alien!!! The sparkly paper is a yellow piece out of the Papermania pack that Lols sent me!!!

I HAD to add this FUNNY story about my niece who opened this card today.....she opened it and squealed.... "I'm an ARSE-TRO-NOT" and of course everyone laughed & then she said..."No, I said ASS" .... OMG, we laughed even harder!!!! Coming from a 6 year old going on 16 - it was PRICELESS!!!!!

Thanks for looking - you are all OUTTA this world for being so sweet & leaving me such FABBY comments!! Luv ya all!!!!


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