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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inktegrity Design Team Anything Goes Challenge...

Inktegrity Design Team is hosting an Anything Goes challenge...this is my entry.  The image is Missy Christmas by Philomena O'Neill at Phindy's Place.  I had previously given image credit to the wrong artist and I apologize for the error.


Bugaboo Stamps Black Friday Card Challenge....

Bugaboo Stamps Black Friday Challenge is having a card challenge ending Dec. 4th.  The challenge was to have a black background and to have the main idea centered around giving.  This is my entry.


Monday, November 29, 2010

I Brake for Stamp Inchies Challenge

Here is a photo I took of a card I entered for the most recent I Brake for Stamp challenge.  We had to cut our backgrounds or focal image into 1 inch to 1-1/4" squares and post them on our card.  Two went in the trash before I wound up with this one.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

BeeCee Artistic Digital Images....

BeeCeeArtistic Digital Images is having their monthly challenge for November.  The link will take you to a comments page.  Scroll to the very bottom for the details on this months challenge.  This is my entry for that challenge.  Hope you like her; this is the Angelica Angel from Bev's digi images.

                                   BeeCeeArtistic Digital Images - Angelica Angel


Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Card Maker's Rights...

I found this in Gina K's forums...thought you all might appreciate it.  I did, anyway!

A card touches us – somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task. 

As a cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
  • You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
  • You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
  • You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate – just because you know it will stay in your house.
  • You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
  • You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because a) you like it; b) you think it's cute; c) you'll never find it again, or; d) you know you'll use it someday.
  • You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
  • You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
  • You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes – whether the dishes are done or not.
  • You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
  • You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
  • You have the right to value your personal style.
  • You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.
~Author Unknown


I received a blog award...

Thank you Shelley (Wild Frog's Artwork & Creations) for the award.  Here it is:

To accept this award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

To accept this award I must list eight things about goes.
     1.  I am grateful for my family and their love.
     2.  I love my fur babies dearly; their love is unconditional.
     3.  Besides making cards, I knit, crochet, do counted cross stitch, sew and love to work in my
     4.  I would love to take a long cruise to Mexico or a remote island (not a tourist trap island).
     5.  I would love to learn to scuba dive.
     6.  I have started a gratitude journal so that when I am having a "poor me" day, I can read
          through it and realize just how lucky I am.
     7.  I am grateful everyday that I can wake up and enjoy this wonderful world.
     8.  I am grateful and amazed at the online friends I have made.  It is truly wonderful that people
          who have never met are so sharing and caring.  I have run into many angels online!!

Okay, folks...I went to your blogs and copied your blog addresses.  If you recognize yours and haven't heard from me, it's because you don't list your email or your blog addresses return an error message.  So come claim this award!


Thanks for all the comments...

I would just like to take a minute and thank everyone who stops by and leaves a comment (I love comments).

I would also like you all to know that I do answer each and every comment (or I try to).  Some of you have not enabled contact information to be shared and, lately, I have had trouble getting the email links to work.  So, if you have not heard from me, it is not that I am not reading the posts and am just ignoring you.  I will keep trying to reach those that I can!

Happy holidays to everyone!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pattie's Creation Sketch Challenge...

I didn't think I had a Pattie's Creations image that was appropriate for the challenge, so I made this card using the sketch and a Michelle Perkett image.  I have since decided one of Pattie's images I have will make a cute card so will be doing another one.


Phindy's Place Weekly Challenge

Every week you will find a new challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is metal.  The metal in my image for this challenge is the metal tinsel that makes the halo for Phindy's image Christmas Carol.  I hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Giveaway....

Erin Lee Creative is giving away the New Arrival Cricut Cartridge.  Don't miss out on this opportunity!!


Christmas Card Challenge...

Little Missy Christmas was made for a Christmas card challenge; only to find out I missed the deadline.  Oh, well.  I'm not real happy with the photo.  Missy's entire background is chalked a pale green and there's a lot of sparkle that doesn't show.  But I still think she's a happy little image!

Everyone have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A card from an anonymous friend...

Isn't this lovely!  I forgot to check my mail this past Saturday and found this in my mailbox Monday.  What a wonderfully cheery way to start the day.  My secret friend, thank you!  You made my day!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Handmade by Gem Christmas Candy...

Handmade by Gem is giving away this wonderful gift of Christmas goodies.  The drawing will be held on December 12, 2010 at midnight.  Don't forget to get your entry in!


Meredith Scraps Christmas Card challenge...

Meredith Scraps is having a Christmas Card Challenge being sponsored by Oh My Crafts.  She lives in Australia so has asked no snowy scenes be submitted; I can't imagine!!  I am showing the card I am submitting.  Sorry the photo is not real clear.  It's the photographer, not the camera...a bad shaking day.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two free stamps to say thank you in November...

During November, Place a $100 US order ($117.50 CAN) on my website and get the Stamp of the Month FREE and anotherStamp Set of Your Choice FREE from the 2010 Autumn Winter Idea Book!!!! Up to $45.90 US ($53.90 CAN) value you will be getting FREE!  THAT IS ALMOST 50% MORE FREE! It's just our way of imparting a little MORE thanks to you for being a great customer.


Paper punch storage...

One of my favorite stops online is Creations By Christie.  She has made a video on how she stores her paper punches that is very good.  Paper punches can be hard to organize but I believe she has found a good solution.  You can check out her video here.

Imaginisce Blog Release Party...

Imaginisce is giving away some wonderful candy to celebrate the new release of their Enchanted Collection line.  Check out these die cut titles.  Aren't they wonderful; I would sure love having them and you have a shot at it to.  These titles are only some of the goodies available in the new line!!


Elton John - Can you feel the love tonight Live (Rare Video)


Monday, November 15, 2010

A happy birthday card...

Pattie's  Creations image, chalks and bling


Friday, November 12, 2010

Bearydo Paperie: Cardmaking photography tips

Bearydo Paperie: Cardmaking photography tips

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What a prize...

Going Buggy is giving away a complete set of 148 Promarkers...awesome, or what?  Check it have until the 14th to enter.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kristi's Paper Creations: Pink And Black Thinking Of You Card

Kristi's Paper Creations: Pink And Black Thinking Of You Card: "Last weekend I was out and about and decided to drop by Tuesday Morning. I was in the neighborhood and thought they might have some card mak..."
Spesch Designer Stamps is giving away this set of four stamps; but ends Nov. 8th!


Thursday, November 4, 2010


For those of you who know me, you are aware of the medical problems I am facing.  I put out a plea for crafting supplies at a reasonable price, since my stock is so sparse.

I just wanted to let you know that my God sends angels in many sizes, shapes, forms and ways.  I have received some wonderful gifts from some of His angels.  I am pretty teary-eyed right now.  I am in awe of the love that has been sent my way.

Thank you just does not say how grateful I am.  You know who you are.  I hope that you are blessed each and every day for the blessings you have seen fit to give to me.

My heart and prayers are with each and every one of you!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pattie's Creations Color Challenge

Hi everyone.  Pattie's Creations Design Challenge has a color challenge going on.  Hopefully, I can get this in before the deadline.  Computer picture again...sorry.