Sunday, December 28, 2008

tilda and friends atc challenge

This week the challenge is the last for this season-so of course it is Christmas or New years theme.

I have made mine using Bartender Edwin-as I thought he had a cheery way about him, to bring in the New Year theme!

The papers I have used are from a paper book called: Wonderland by Cosmo Cricket. I have also added a couple of brads from my stash and the "Happy New Year" message was printed off of my computer. Thank You for looking!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

rop challenge #2

Here is my card for the roses on paper challenge #2.

This adorable Tilda and Edwin was purchased at... yes, you guessed it, roses on paper!! Head on over to to check it out for yourself! The prize includes a $12 gift cert. and the DT card!

The papers and embellishments were from my stash.

Thanks for looking!

squigglefly card and award thank you!

I just wanted to share real quick the latest squigglefly download card I have check out the downloads there go here It is so easy and I think they are all so talented over there!! Thanks for stopping by-Enjoy the day!

I also wanted to send a huge THANK YOU out to my new blogger friend Heather for this wonderful award!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you've nominated
I'd like to pass it on to these wonderful blogs:
Thanks to all of you for posting such wonderful cards and new techniques-I truly love reading your blogs-they are awesome!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

a christmas card

I am finally getting my cards done! Just in time to start making the Thank you's for my husband - for his customers who have left something in their mailbox for him!! : )

Hey just wondering- I have started using my daughters camera to download my pic's of my new cards- is it just me or does this one take much better close ups? I think so.... who woulda knew.....!!

more 3 dee cards!

Hi! I have made another couple 3 d cards-thought this little guy was absolutely precious! 3d image was found on nikky's blog : where I also found this little precious girl! There are so many!! Thanks for looking!

one more great blog candy to share with you! has another great blog candy to sign up for! Hurry go check out the new technique she has tried out called the Bandana technique! It is really cool looking-I'm gonna try it out soon for myself!

wonderful blog candy

linda over at : has some super great blog candy up for winning.

Monday, December 15, 2008

owl card for my mom

Hi! I finally got some ink for my printer-so I was finally able to do a card I've been waiting to be able to make! It is a 3 d owl card- my mom collects owls, and I thought this was gorgeous when I saw it on my frined Heathers blog! 3d design like these are by nikky over at she has some really super designs-you might want to go see for yourself! She obviously spends lots of time for us to all enjoy some super 3 d images!

I also wanted to show you an atc I have got in the mail from Anesha she sent along a card and a matching bookmark-how cute it is!!! thanks Anesha I love both!!

new challenge over at roses on paper!

Hi! I made this card last night for the challenge over at roses on paper!! There is an awesome prize this week! A $25 gift cert!!! WOWWZA! How cool would that be? Really Cool!!! Go here for more info!! The tree-tilda - and flower were all purchased from Roses on paper! Come join the fun!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

heres a couple more atc I have finished...

I have done these two atc for trade. Just thought I would take a pic of them and show you all-what do you think?

tilda atc-"frosty nights"

Finally!! I love making these cute little atc's- this week the challenge was "frosty nights".

I have made my atc with some patterned paper from the christmas glitter stack. I have colored her with watercolour pencils-obviously something I am needing some more practice at! I have added two snowflakes with a white brad, and lots and lots of stickles to make everything look shiny and kind of adding a wet look. I would love to be considered for the GD spot-TFL!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

christmas cards

here are a few of the christmas cards I have finished...

I just love these images!!! Thanks to those of you who sent them to me!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The last couple days of mail.....

Whooohooo!! The last couple days of the mail have been very rewarding for me!! I have rec. the stamps I won from both Bootiful stamps and the woj advent calendar!!
Also, I have rec. the Sunflower ATC (and an extra) that I traded with --they are both gorgeous!! I hope she is as happy with the one I sent her! Although I feel super bad, cuz I didnt' send her a thank you one!! I will make up for it somehow, though.
I also received some images I traded with clare over at taffy crafty-and she also threw in some goodies!! Thank You everyone!! I am a very lucky gal!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

My baby's christmas program was tonight!

Three of my four kiddo's-tonight was my youngests first Christmas program-so she got all dressed up and did such a great job!! I'm such a proud Mommy!! Missing is my oldest, as she is in college at the moment-she comes home this Friday for about three weeks!! Yeah...!!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

new squigglefly card

I really like how this card turned out-I colored in the Scottie doggy that I downloaded off of Squigglefly!! go here; to check out all the downloads they now have!! It is soo easy!! (see post below for a few step by step how to's for printing) These guys are all so talented!! I on the other hand obviously need to practice practice practice with water color pencils!! (I am just learning)

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Moms card from Thanksgiving

I finally got a picture of the card I had mentioned at Thanksgiving!

Squigglefly downloads!!!

I have made another card using one of the squigglefly downloads!! ( I think he would be an adorable baby card too, but I wanted him to be a christmas card-I think he's cute wearing a santa hat-what do you think?) Anyways, this is so cool-and so easy!! No stamps to store-and once you have paid for an image-you can print it unlimited times!! Don't be fooled where it says that you get 2 of 8x10's and 2 of the other size-that is simply letting you know you get the image facing left and facing right in both of those sizes right from the start----but the really cool thing is with a couple easy steps you can resize any one of those images to fit your needs!!! Here is how I did it- your email containing your downloads

2click on the download line and it will download -this brings up each download you have purchased.

3. right click on -download this image-this brings up another folder which has your 4 images. click on one of your choice and this will open the images for you in what ever picture finder you have on your computer-then print!! It is that easy!!

Now-if you want to resize your image this is how I did mine- after you get to #3 and the folder has opened giving you your 4 images, just left click on one of them and hit "copy" then go into MY PICTURES and left click to paste.

Then I went to my start button and went into microsoft works word processor-

1.clicked on insert (at the top)- on picture

3. from file

4. pictures-and scroll down and click on your image.

This is really cool, because now there are little handles and you can re-size our image to your project-and because you can print as many times as you'd like-you can mess around with it until it prints in the perfect size!!!

*******I'll let you in on something here-if you go here and sign up for the news letter you will get the awesome opportunity to get a freebie download!!!! How cool is that? and shhhh.... but I think there will soon be some new images too!! shhh...********

sorry for the long post, but I didn't want anyone to miss out on such a neat new concept cuz they were kinda afraid to try it!! And I almost forgot to tell you--you can even pay with paypal!! How simple is that!!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I just wanted to let you all know- #2 and #3 pif's are still up for grabbing!

Also, just a quick plug here for a company I had a great experience with recently--I had purchased a stamp set from martha stewart crafts (ek success ltd) and got it home and one of the stamps out of the set wouldn't stamp right- so I sent it to them asking them to replace the faulty one-it was the cutest gingerbread house!! ( I had sent the stamp to them as well. ) Well, GUESS WHat? They really do stand behind their products, I am very happy to say they did replace it- and very quickly I might add, as well!! (which is a good thing as I wanted to make Christmas cards with it!!) I am thrilled to know that you can still depend on quality in this company!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

and the third pif- ******closed****

here is the last one. TFL

heres #2-********closed********

pif's-****this one is spoken for********

ok- i have three more pif's ready! This is #1

Pif's are: pass it forwards

The rules are when you get your pif you will offer a pif to three more people. It is a fun way to give and get-something different than what you already have! I have had lots of fun participating in these. Please check to make sure the one you'd like isn't already spoken for before you accept it. I will be contacting the three winners for their addy's so I can get these out in the mail asap! ; ) (Please let me know which one you chose #1, #2 , or #3. first come basis.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

More blog candy chances!!

1 to tell you about and 1 to remind you about!!
1rst- go on over to and check out the wonderful blog candy there as well!

2nd- dont forget to enter for the advent calendar give away here:

another blog candy

another wonderful blog candy-but you must hurry it is over soon! check it out here:

Major blog candy to be won

WOW-this is so cool go check this out- you don't want to miss entering for this blog candy!! Get on over to vicki's before the 6th!! Click here to see what she is ofering
Vicki is being WAY GENEROUS!! : )

Card I've made from squigglefly download!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to show you a card I have made using my oh so cute little pixie girl download from squigglefly!! You can check it out here: I have found the sketch looking through blogs-this one is from a friday skectchers (i think #30)that was by carole. I really like it, so I "cased" it, I guess is how you say it-and I hope that is ok!? The saying at the bottom says "sending pixie wishes our way" and I have printed that off of my computer. Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 1, 2008

I won Charlie!! from the WOJ advent calendar!!

Hi everyone!! I am so excited right now! WHOO HOO -I just found out that I won CHARLIE from the first day of the advent calendar!! You need to make sure to go check out Katharina's blog at for a chance to win today's stamp(snow love) It is very cute!!!
Thank YOU Katharina!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Wow ! stamps.....

Katharina at: is giving away stamps over on her blog! She is having an advent calendar, so make sure to check it out!! Thank you Katharina!!

Award I received-Thank you!!

I am so honored to have received this wonderful award from !!! Thank you so very much!!!
As I am supposed to pass it on to two people I would like to pass it on to:
Holly she has helped me out here and there ever since I started my blog!! Thanks Holly! And don't forget to check out her daughters website where you can pay a minimal amount to receive downloads to color and use for your crafty items or cards! There are some really adorable ones there, and they are instant! No waiting for stamps to arrive!! It's very cool!
also my second person I would like to send this to is Diane
I have signed up under her as a SU demonstrator, and she has been a godsend helping me figure it all out-and giving me ideas!! Thank You Diane!!

Tilda atcs

Here are a couple of tilda atc's I made last night- I had found a couple gals who had some adorable atc's that I wanted to exchange with! The Eiffell tower is already spoken for, but anyone interested in the Cherry one let me know and I would be happy to trade.
Both tildas were purchased from Summer over at

Saturday, November 29, 2008 going on-line tomorrow!!

Yeah,,,,,, Just what you've been waiting for folks!! Squigglefly is going online tomorrow morning at 9!! YAHOO! I know I will be checking it out first thing! You can check it out too, at: !!

blog candy and pif!!

Hi! I received this in the mail today! lookie! Aren't those papers and images yummy!! It's my pif from Katie over at:

So make sure to check in over the next week, as I will have my 3 pif's to offer soon!

Also, there is candy to be won-it's her blog -a- versary! Check it out here:

Also, I have two other photos to show you, one is a christmas card I received from Linda @ - isn't he the most precious!! Lovely card, hun-Thank You!!

And I also received my atc exchange atc! I am thrilled with the one I got! Isn't he adorable too! Thank You Alison!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tilda Atc

Hello! This weeks tilda atc is all about warm and cosy - Here is my atc. I have colored tilda in some warm colors. And what is more warm and cosy than receiving a letter or card from a good friend or loved one during the holiday season? So, I have added a letter behind tilda-she has mail!!! : ) TFL!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I have rec. an award from the lovely Jo over at:

this is what the award says:

What the award stands for: This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement . Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on.

Thank You Jo!! I am so honored!! I really don't know which 8 people to send it to though..... There are so many who deserve it! I have found many new friends in my short time blogging so far and can not pick one over another- there are several of you out there and you know who you are!! : )

Happy Thanksgiving

I am sooo bummed! I made a card I was really proud of this morning for my Mother and I forgot to photo it before I sent it off with my daughter to go to Grandmas house!!! Ughh!!!!!

Anyways, here is something I cased off of a site: she has posted some really cool projects! Thanks Julie!

aslo, here is the card I have made for little Ellie whom I think I understood was going to the hospital today, and next week is her birthday! I've done over the cupcake-and replaced it with a ice cream cone!

Monday, November 24, 2008

pretty princess

Hello! This is another image from the talented Chesney! These images will be available soon through Holly's daughters have mixed their talents together, and this site is what they have come up with-Thank you girls for letting me play with these images first hand! I 've had lots of fun and really look forward to the website! You are all so talented!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

magnolia/stampavie challenge

This weeks challenge (#4) is to get as much texture as possible in your card.

I have made my card using a couple of my new tilda stamps! I purchase all my tildas from a wonderful gal over in hawaii-Summer at she has an online store full of goodies and she is adding more all of the time!! Go check it out!

I have embossed-added cotton for snow, ribbon, stickles and also some cut outs from the cricut machine. The scallop oval is courtesy of Okie-thanks Okie for all the time invested in the downloads you allow us to use!

Let me know what you think!

itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini

Hi Y'all!! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! I have just finished my card made from one of the images that will soon be available from: ! What fun! I have colored this beach beauty giving her a yellow polka dot bikini! I have decided she is really chic and I gave her a matching blue stone for her belly button! Thanks for all the fun Holly and girls!

I can't wait till I can go online and see all your images!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

homemade ribbon holder

well, I went to the grand opening of Joanne fabrics tonight and when asking one of the helpers if they carried ribbon holders-she then told me I could make one from a shoe box! So that is what I've done! Pretty excited about this - so hoping it works! (I'm afraid the ribbons are going to get twisted and caught-but time will tell)!! I used just a regular shoe box that can be opened for easy access. I have covered the front of the box in papers from SU- it's called bella rose. And a hanger for the holder for the ribbons to go on inside. What do you think?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Check this out!!

Hi! This card I have made using Holly's daughters images! It is so cool- her and her sister are starting up a website: real soon! On this website you will be able to download images that you can then color and use for your cards, or other craft ideas!! Isn't that so cool!!!?!!!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these ahead of time-and here it is! I have just printed this on regular printing paper-can u beleive how easy that was?!!

all I can say is it must run in the family- genious I think!!!! Thanks gals!!

tilda atc card

Ok this week over at tilda atc challenge the challenge is to decorate. This weeks atc did not need to have a cute little face - so I have used the mognolia fir branch stamp. I have also tried to emboss a couple of snowflakes, but the embossing powder wasn't sticking very well- by the time I got the powder blown off from all around the area where I didn't want it! Any solutions to this problem? Please let me know!! I also have added a snowflake button to my atc as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Some very yummy candy!!

Check out debbies blog for some really amzing candy!! go here... she is giving away some copics and some very cute stamps, paper..... oh, you gotta just go see it!!

day 10 blog candy

wonderful blog candy over at get on over there and sign up to win a stamp! They are doing this each day for the rest of november!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

candy over at

Check out Holly's cards over at and pay special attention to the images- lots of them are drawn by her daughter! Isn't that so cool! Very talented- both of them! While you are there check out her candy and make sure to read the details of how she is picking the winner! Have a great day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Challenge card for magnolia meets stampavie

Here is my take on the new challenge blog called magnolia meets stampavie:

I have used one of my brand new tildas-isn't she so pretty!! I just love my tilda's! Thank You for looking!
I was a luck girl today!! I rec. my blog candy from she sent me lots of goodies including prismacolor pencils, snowflakes, sharpeners, clipboard & notepad set,the cutest card, and the list goes on...... Thank YOU So very much everything is just awesome!!
I also rec. my pif from and it is awesome as well! Thank YOU so very much!! This included an awesome car, several christmas papers, buttons, snowflakes, the cutest little bear images, and on.....

Also, my order with lots more tildas and my copic markers (for my tildas skin!! Yeah) came! WOW -it was like christmas today!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A birthday card for my Mother-in-law

Well, what do you think? I have made this card for my husbands mother's birthday. I used the water color pencils that I got this weekend for the first time. I know I am really horrible at the pic taking- but the sentiment says-"It's raining love and birthday wishes".

Saturday, November 15, 2008

my first set of pif's-now closed! Thank You to all who participated!

Ok-here is my first set of pif's- I have won my first pif from the wonderful Clare over at so this is how it goes: I get a pif from Clare- I then offer a pif to the first 3 people who respond! They then offer the pif to three more people..... so, I have three different sets of pif's-please only enter if you agree to then offer the pif's as well-this is a fun way to make someones day, and your own too! I will take the first three interested-please comment on which pif you are interested in... (check comments to make sure that one is not already gone)

1. Christmas

2. Butterflies


Thank you!!


O WOW! You aren't gonna believe this blog candy! It will astound you! Hurry go check it out, you are not going to want to miss out on this one- go here :

Once you recover from that come on back later tonight as I am going to do one of my pif's soon- as I know I will be receiving mine any day ! (and I just got back from shopping-so I've got some cool stuff!) Wait for the post to enter!

Friday, November 14, 2008

my scrapbook page for the

Hello! here is my scrapbook page I have made to enter into the challenge over at: . Also, check out the blog candy over at: where the prize is a lot of stamps from drs desings!! Go check them both out!! Thank you for looking!

After a long hard day...

I came home and took a moment- only to learn I had won!!
Now I have got my second wind and probably won't be able to sleep!! O'well, it's well worth it!! A huge THANK YOU goes out to bootiful stamps-found here: go check them out! They are giving away a stamp a day!! (till the end of November!)
Wonder which one I'll get? I'll let you know....!! : )

Thursday, November 13, 2008

another day-another stamp!!

once again, I am reminding you of the stamp a day giveaway over at this is going on until the end of november-so make sure to check it out!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

bootiful stamps blog candy

go here: for a blog candy winner each day for the rest of the month!! Check out the magie stamps while your there! They are adorable!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

blog candy!!

Wow head on over to; they are giving away one stamp a day for the rest of this month!!! Very cute stamps too!! Hurry, you can enter everyday!! (just add a new post to your blog each day you enter.

go here: to see stamps you could win!!

I like the maggie stamps!!

my tilda atc

Here is my tilda atc - I have used flower soft for the snowflake and some on top of the ribbon to look like snow. The theme this week was fluffy stuff. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

new blog candy from

Hurry over to to enter for some delish candy - yo only have til nov. 16 so hurry!

one more quick thing before I go

I can tell winter is officially coming-besides the fact that we had snow today-my christmas cactus is blooming-isn't it beatiful? I love the colors!!

Sending big thanks out for awards--Yeah..!!!!

A Big Thank You goes out to: for this award!! Thank you - I am so honored for you to have thought of me!

I have also received this award from a new blogger friend Thank you Linda!! So very kind of you! Hope you are feeling better hun!!

I have also received this award from the lovely tara at thank you also tara for thinking of me!!

and last but not least- I have another award from:
Thank you so very much angelwings!!!
I Love your blog too!!
I know these awards come with rules to follow to pass them on, but as I messed it all up last time, I think I will Just say thank You so kindly-as I think your are all so awesome and show such creativity on your blogs-so if you please-I pass these awards on to everyone!! I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!
I've to go get something done now, before my hsuband bans me from this blogging!!!! : )

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Blog candy winner!!

Ok- so after I figured out how to work out YOU HOLLY!!---I realized I hadn't caught part of what Holly had said-which was to tell it to pick one number!! (at first I put in 54 as there were 55 listed , but one was deleted...) Well it picked 54 #'s, (duh, that's what i told it to do!! : ( )and I was thinking -well, that didn't work-it didn't pick a number!!! So I went back and read Holly's instruction again, and I catch it this time.... put in for it to pick ONE number... and whallaaaa-that is what it did!! : )
so, then I go and count down-and count again, to be sure.....

and what do you think next?

well,, it picks 45!

That is the deleted one!!! Well, since I had already calculated one less-cuz I knew that one wouldn't count.....

that means the next person is the winner......

Do you want to know who?......

Oh, ok! Just had to mess with ya all-CONGRATS goes out to MEL!! So, if you'll email me at: I will get your package out probably Mon. or Wed. (as there is no mail on Tues due to veterans day!!)

Thank You all -I'll do this again soon-It was so much fun to come home and check out everyone's blogs-you all make such gorgeous cards and crafts!!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Scrolll down to enter for my blog candy.... Tomorrow is the big day!!! NOVEMBER 7th already!! I hope you all had a chance to check out SUMMERS awesome online store; found at
She has tons of stamps, and lots of other great crafting items!!
She is very sweet and will take great care to get your orders out quickly too!! Check back tomorrow to see who the lucky one is to receive the $15 gift certificate and other goodies!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I've been tagged twice-so here's my info! scroll down for my blog candy!

Both Holly and Diane have tagged me-here are my answers for their tag:

Five things I love:
1. my kids
2. my family (all of them!)
3. my house job
5. my new obsession-card making

Five things I don't love:
1. cooking
2. being broke
3.driving at night
4.going shopping for clothes
5. people who lie constantly

Five songs on my mp3 player

Wow- I don't have one-so I guess count me out on this one!!

Five fav foods or drinks
1. Pizza with pineapple on it
2. mountain dew
3.lattes, or cappiccino (not sure how to spell that)
4. milk
5. rice

now I'm supposed to tag 5 people, but I'm not sure who to pick, so think I'll wait on that part til my blog candy is over with then choose! K?

I've rec my blog candy from stampyn wifes space !! Sroll down for my blog candy!

I rec. my candy the other day and !!WOW!! the papers in this blog candy are so beautiful!! The cutest stamp and ribbon and flowers also!! I am a very happy camper!! THANK you Christine!! I'll try to make a card for you all to see using these papers so you can see!! : )

Also, I have won two pif's so stay tuned cuz I'll be putting some pif's up to keep it going!! (6 to be exact!!) The idea is when you win and recieve your pif you pay it forward by offering three for poeple on your blog to keep it going! Watch for these in the next week or so...

here are more candies--scroll down to enter mine!!

go here for some more blog candy!!

Also: more candy over at tell her Bumblebee sent you!! : ) This candy ends on the 8th so hurry over!
More gorgeous blog candy available over at - hurry over and check it out-yummy!
go to murmurs blog at : for more blog candy!!

go to scrap bitz for even more blog candy!

also over at :

also, there is yet more candy over at

more blog candy over at

Wow look at all this yummy candy!!

Even more wonderful candy over at

hurry over to their blog candy ends today!!

also you have till nov 15th to enter for penny black stamps at

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

card I made for my friend to give. scroll down for blog candy

Here is one of the cards that I made for my friend, as she has a party to go to and needed some cards- I forgot to take any pics of the ones I already gave her-and I really liked the one! Shame on me!
Can anyone tell me how to keep my blog candy at the top, and add new posts below? If so, Please do tell!! Thanks For looking!!
Also, I have been tagged by two of my blogger friends, and promise I will get to that very soon!! Thanks Holly and Diane!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Emily as Raggedy Anne- scroll down to enter for blog candy

This is my Emily all dressed up as raggedy anne for halloween.

Friday, October 31, 2008

i'm giving away blog candy!!!

This blog candy is closed-thank you very much for participating!!

Ok ya'll I am having blog candy starting tonight!
..... this candy will be up till the 7th of november.
Here is the start- a gift certificate for $15.00 to spend at: Summer has lots of stamps ( including Sarah Kay-Magnolia's- Rachelle Anne Miller- even Penny Black- and she will be adding whif of joy stamps soon, as well!) that you can choose from, or, there are many other crafting necessities available there too!! Go check it out, so if you win - you'll know what you want!! (You can even make a wish list while you're there-and have it sent to loved ones-kinda handy for christmas, it's closer than ya think!!)

All you need to do to enter this candy is to leave a comment on this blog and link me back to it by mentioning it on your blog!! Good Luck!

UPDATE: here is the rest of the candy-2 sheets of button stickers, 2 pkgs of Jolee's (1-cherry, and 1-gingerbread), 1 pkg of antique silver chiquita charms by imaginisce, a pkg of metal art by Brenda Walton, and lastly there are a few images for you!