Friday, July 31, 2009

Two Blog Awards from Eileen

These lovely awards are both from Eileen a.k.a. Eiyiyi at Dropped Stitches. What a lovely blogging buddy! She is such a wonderful person and a great friend. Thanks Eileen!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Edwin's Snowman Card for lots of challenges...

I'm finally back from my business trip. I spent the last two weeks getting ready for the trip, and now I can relax. My boss even gave me the rest of the week off :-)

So I decided to make a card, since it's been a while!

This card is for these challenges:

1. Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch
2. Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - snowman
3. Magnolia Down Under - Christmas in July
4. Simon Says Stamp - distressing
5. Dutch Dare - punches (inside)
6. Magnolia-licious Highlights - Christmas in July
7. Cuttlebug Spot - Christmas in July
8. Three Clovers - bling
9. One Stop - Christmas in July
10. Secret Crafter - 3 buttons, 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon
11. Colour Create - blue and white
12. Stamptacular Sunday - inside and outside
13. In the Cottage Studio - Christmas in July
14. High Hopes - sparkle and shine
15. Pile it on - more than one challenge, watercoloring

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Look at the AWESOME stamps I just won from Alota...

I entered this card in the Alota 14 challenge - red, white, and blue. I just found out that I WON!!! My card is on the homepage for the group - located here.

Check out the awesome stamps I won:

I am so excited and doing the happy dance! I just love these little bugs! They are available at


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sorry I've been MIA...

I've been pretty busy this week, so I haven't had a chance to post much. I've been finishing up my Hawaii scrapbook, so I will be posting the book (in its entirety) soon. I also just received my order from Magnolia-licious, so I will be making some cards with my new Tilda stamps soon!


Friday, July 10, 2009

Tilda with Puppy sitting on a stone wall

I rotated this sketch to work for the image that I wanted to use. I used the Magnolia Tilda with Puppy stamp and stone wall. I used primas, ribbon, rhinestones, and the DCWV summer stack.

Here's the challenges:
1. Tuesday Morning Sketch - sketch (this week was their first challenge!)
2. Simon Says Stamp - paper piecing
3. Pile it on - more than one challenge, at least 3 different embellishments (I have 4)


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Patriotic Card

Yes, I'm a little late for 4th of July... but I wanted to share this card anyway...

Here's the challenges it applies to:
1. Alota Stamps Challenge - Alota stamp, red white & blue
2. Our Creative Corner - red, white, and blue
3. Pile it on - more than one challenge, three different embellishments (brads, rhinestones, ribbon)
4. 365 Cards - red, white, and blue
5. ICsketches - sketch


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sarah's 1st Birthday Card

For my niece's 1st birthday:


Storybook, Winnie te Pooh Font, Studio G stamps, DCWV Nana's Nursery stack.

Guitar Birthday Card

My favorite uncle/godfather's birthday is tomorrow. He plays the guitar, so this is the card I made for him.


Sue's 99 things blog candy...

Ok, here's the deal. Sue's Krafty Kards is offering blog candy. All you need to do is copy the 99 things from her site. You need to highlight the things that you've done on the list (mine are in RED).

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland/Disneyworld/Disneyland Paris

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

24. Made a Snow Angel

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Germany)

35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Cookies for charity

62. Gone whale watching

63. Been given flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favourite childhood toy

70. Visited Buckinham Palace

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt or blanket

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Been to the top of the Empier State Building

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helping Animals...

I am sending a donation to The Lime Light to help support Animal Shelters. Most of the cards are new, a few were ones that I had in my box of spare cards.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Please vote for me! Help me win a Cricut Cartridge...

I entered a contest where I can WIN the Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge (and I have been REALLY wanting that cart!).

In order for me to win, I need to get the most votes on KarelJ's site.

The challenge was to create a Christmas card, layout, etc. We were not able to use the colors red or green. We also had to include a metallic element (I used silver brads).

Here's my card:

Here's how to vote:
Go to KarelJ's site. On the sidebar, all of the entries are listed. Mine is called "Ice Skating Card." Please vote for me. Thank you so much!

Inside of the card:

Here's the challenges it covers:
1. KarelJ's - Christmas, no red or green, metallic element (brads)
2. Charisma Cards - anything goes
3. Pink elephant - your favorite color combo (purple is my favorite color and I love the way it looks with baby blue)
4. Stamp Something - more than 3 embellishments
5. In the cottage studio - pastels
6. The Crafty Pad - buttons (on the inside of the card)
7. Use it - nature, polka dots (on the buttons), your favorite embellishment (I love bling and brads), send to someone special (will do - at Christmas time!)
8. Pile it on - at least 4 buttons (I may have cheated by putting them inside, but they didn't work on the front), more than one challenge

Thanks for looking! Please remember to vote for my "Ice Skating Card" on the sidebar of KarelJ's site so that I can win a Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge.