Saturday, December 12, 2009

Some random crafty things.....

The first of the crafty things I made are these little paper purses. I made 2 and they sold FAST at my first craft fair. I copied the template from a purse that my sister received from one of her students last year. I just looked at it, got the measurements & went from there! They were fun to make but time consuming!! I'm happy I sold them both though!!!!

6 - 3x3 cards and envelopes and 6 tags inside

Here is the inside with the pockets that hold the cards & tags:

Here are the cards and tags for the green purse:

And the inside pockets:

Here is a set of 4 gift cards (3x3) I made to sell:

Another card using those CUTE CUTE CUTE Polar Bears from Angel's Landing:
My first attempt at a vintage card (I posted a better version last week!)

A Gorjuss Girls scrapling:

And a card using an Inky Impressions stamp (LiLi)

This card is an engagement card for my niece and her fiance. They are getting married in July!! Sooo excited for them!!!!

A "horsey" notebook for my little niece's friend for Christmas:

And that is all for today!!! I thought I'd put a few things in one post, so you wouldn't be bored!!! LOL Have a GREAT day!!!!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Fabulous Friday Freebie #20 picked #7!!! So, this weeks BIG winner of the Glimmer Mist, Seabreeze flower sequins and the April Showers charms is.......... Ali, the DRAGONLADY!!!!

Congratulations ALI!! Please email me your mailing address & the colour of Glimmer Mist you would like (you can check what is in stock HERE) and we will get those gifties out to you!!!!

This week, and each Friday in December, we are kicking it up a NOTCH!!!!!! The prizes are going to be MASSIVE!!!!! To celebrate the season of GIVING, Heidi & the girls at Simon Says Stamp are generously offering MORE prizes for YOU, our loyal followers!!!!

This week, you can win BERRY TILDA and a Bitty Bag of PRIMA FLOWERS!!!! A value of over $15!!!!

Here is a journal I made for my niece to give to her little friend for Christmas using Berry Tilda.

All you have to do to enter is play along in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (this weeks theme is LET IT SNOW!!! ), leave me a comment here with a link to your post and add my blinkie to your sidebar & you can WIN those two FABULOUS prizes!!!!!! Tell all your friends too!!!!

Thank you to Heidi & the girls at Simon Says Stamp for being SO generous!!! We LOVE you more than you know!!!! MWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Good luck everyone!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A couple birthday cards

I realized that I needed more "GUY" themed birthday cards, so decided to play around with a couple images I had already coloured.

This first card is a digi image from Incy Wincy Designs & the sentiment is from a TAC set. I had the balloon and hat punches from AGES ago from a PUNCH swap on SCS! The dog & doghouse are coloured with Koh-i-noor pencils and Baby oil gel!

This second card is a Dustin Pike digi image and the sentiment is made up on the computer. Inside it says "so we sent over the fire department". The dragon is coloured with Copics. Crystal effects are on the hat, hose, his buttons and the hydrant.

Thanks for stopping by! I really hope you had a good week - it's ALMOST the weekend!! Wheeeeeeee!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Simon Says......Let it SNOW!!!!

This week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog, we want you to LET IT SNOW!!!!!!

What a fun challenge, and pretty good timing since we got hit by a HUGE blizzard on Friday & the city is STILL dealing with the HUGE amounts of snow!!!! Scroll down a few posts to see some pics of the snow, and my cute dog, Brick!!!!

Here is my card for this challenge:

The card base is a preprinted one I got in a box at Michael's a few years ago, so I am trying to use them up. The other paper is scraps of snowflake paper! Changito Shovel stamp is available at Simon Says Stamp Superstore, so if you LOVE him, go grab him before he's gone!!! I used some 3D glittering crystal paint from Michaels for the snow & snowflakes!

Head to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has made for you!!! Also, if you join us for this challenge, you can also enter my Fabulous Friday come back on Friday & check it out!!!! We are kicking up the prizes a notch so they are AWESOME prizes for the month of December!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


First of all, I want to thank ALL of you who entered my Blogaversary Blog Candy draw!!! AND I want to thank those of you who chose to become followers - I hope I inspire you enough to stick around!!!! AND I want to thank those of you who have been my followers and have stayed! You KNOW I appreciate you more than words can say - so sending BIG HUGE HUGS your way!!!!!!! OK, enough mushy mushy is the WINNER!!!!!

Here is the page from that shows the winning #!!!! Sooooooooo, that means that the winner is RACHAEL DOXSEE!!!!

Congratulations Rachael!!! Please email me your address & I will get your goodies out to you !!!!!
Again, thanks to all of you who entered, I wish I could give you all something!!!! I will continue to try my best to give you a good crafting blog from an amateur!!!! Have a great week!!


Our blizzard

Hi everyone! On Friday, we had a HUGE snowstorm! It was unbelievable! The snow and the wind and the drifts......I wish I had pics of the drifts but I hunkered down at home where it was warm! I DID however, have to take Brick out, because he is NUTS if he doesn't get any exercise. This is the pathway between our fence and our garage - the drift was over the 6 foot fence!!!

This picture makes me giggle. The wind was so strong, it was lifting up Brick's ears, his face was covered in snow from chasing the Frisbee into the snowdrifts, and he had this HUGE grin on his face!!! He only lasted about 10 min. then he wanted to go in too, but I'm glad I was able to snap this picture! My fingers were frozen but it was worth it!!!!

Brick chasing the Frisbee - see the big drift behind him? That is SMALL compared to some around the city!!!

He loves his Frisbee, no matter how cold!!!!

Mean Mommy, throwing the Frisbee in the bigggggggg drift!!! LOL

And that's all.....just had to share a few pics of our nasty storm we had!!!! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge #21 - Christmas: SNOWFLAKES

This weeks challenge is SNOWFLAKES over at Incy Wincy Designs!!! How fun!!! I love SNOWFLAKES, especially those that aren't on the roads making them treacherous and slippery!!!! This weeks challenge is sponsored by June at Dezinaworld - very cool images!!! She was gracious to let the DT use one of her images called Snow Fur. This was SO out of my box, and I was so freaked out, but I just used a few blogging friends as inspiration and this is what I came up with! I was COVERED in ink from distressing....and I mean DISTRESSING EVERYTHING!!! LOL But I am quite pleased with how it turned out.....and it was fun and challenging to do something out of my "comfort zone"!!!

The papers are from a little paper pack I got at Wal Mart AGES ago, and the clear snowflakes and the die cut flourish I've had in my stash for ever!! The big snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch. See... I AM using up things I have!!!!! Yaaaa ME!!!! LOL

So, head to the Incy Wincy challenge blog and check out what the other Design Team members have made and Join US in this weeks challenge...snowflakes are EASY this time of the year!!!! There is also a great prize donated by June at Dezinaworld, a collage sheet of vintage images and sentiments!! GO CHECK IT OUT!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT week!!!!

image sponsored by June at dezinaworld

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Corrosive Challenge - sketch

Here is the sketch we want you to use at The Corrosive Challenge blog this week. I really enjoyed using this sketch, it was simple, yet left a lot to work with! It works well with larger images and pretty paper!! Yahooo!!!!

And here is my card I made using this sketch:

It is a large card (5 1/2 x 8 1/2) because it is for my entire family to sign...and there is a lot of us!!! Every year for the last 13 years, my family has sponsored a residential home for recovering alcoholics. This home has 32 men who live there full time as they try to get jobs, education, etc. while at the same time, getting clean. Many of these men do not have families and might not otherwise get Christmas. The first year, we bought them a tree and decorations for the house, but each year after that, they each get a (LARGE) stocking FULL of things: magazines, socks, underwear, toothpaste, deoderant, chocolate, oranges, etc. The looks on their faces when we pull up with the stockings is priceless! It makes their day & they can't wait for next year. It really brings out the true meaning of Christmas for me and my family - and makes us thankful for what we have, and that we have each other (even though we don't always get along! LOL)

Anyway, on to the card: The paper & ribbon are from my scrap box. I wanted to make it masculine so I used blues and greens. The polar bear is from Angel's Landing and the sticker sentiment is from a Christmas pad I got at Michael's a couple years ago. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch & I just added rhinestones to finish them off!!

And that is it!!! LOL Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great week!!!! Hopefully our BLIZZARD stops by tomorrow - I have to drive across the city for a meeting!!! EEK!!!!

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