Friday, October 16, 2009

Spooky Sign!

Well, here it is! What I have been working on today with my brand spankin' new Copics!! I didn't even try to blend...not that brave yet! But I was happy with the colors and how easy the brush tip is to use...also proud that I stayed in the lines for the most part! :) I am not that much into Halloween but I just had to give this a try with some new images I have gotten and this tutorial I saw by Deanne on Digital Delights. Now if I had to do it over again I would of picked a different background that didn't match so perfectly with my images and didn't seem so busy...but I didn't have any that suited me AND my printer is out of ink! LOL! You live and learn right?! So what do you think of my first project (not totally paper) and my coloring?? Also, any tips on cutting out digis is greatly appreciated!!! It is so hard!

Haunted House - freebie from Digital Delights
Spooky Girl - image I just won from Busy Beauties
Pumpkins - freebie from Digital Ink Co.

Now for the challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Spook Fest!
Digital Delight Challenge on SNR - use any image from them!
Just Buggin' Challenge #7 - anything but a card
2 Red Bananas - black, purple and orange
Digital Tuesday Challenge - make a card or project using atleast 1 digi
Allsorts Challenge #22 - Halloween
Squigglefly - orange, black, purple, bat

Thanks for looking!

SOOOOO much to share!!

I feel like I am so behind that I'm not sure where to begin sharing with you all. Here goes...first I want to say thanks to those of you wishing me well! Must of worked because I am feeling tons better! Only thing I have now is a sore throat/neck area on my right side...maybe from drainage? But I have not slept all day like I did yesterday...I literally slept about every hour yesterday snuggled up next to the fireplace with a t-shirt, sweatshirt, warm pants, big fuzzy socks and TWO blankets on me...I was still freezing!
Now for the good stuff...I had a package arrive this week and I want to share the contents....are you ready??

Can you give me a big WAHOO?!!! All of this is from Die Cuts R Us. They had a HUGE sale so I decided to part with my money I have been stashing away for some time now...also spent more money at other stores but will have to post that later. The cricut stuff was I believe 40% off and the Copics were only $2.99!! Yes, that is right ONLY $2.99!!! There are still a few left and Claudia has been so kind to leave them at that price so what are you waiting for?? Go shopping!! I mean look at them...they are soooo pretty!! LOL! I hope to post later what I have been coloring with them! I also want to mention how FAB Claudia is (owner of Die Cuts R Us). She helped me with my order over the phone...I accidentally went too far to pay and wanted another item so she gave me a code for free shipping on the second item. Then we have been discussing stuff on e-mail...she is super super friendly!! She was kind enough to send me a few sheets of special paper to try out with ALL my copics!! AND she even included a cute little matchbook notepad! She is also very quick to respond...excellent to do business with and also a wonderful blogging friend! :)
Thanks again Claudia for everything!!

Okay, well I better get going and try to wrap up my project. I will post more later...


Card for Emily

Still not feeling 100% but I am feeling better! This is for another child on Make a child smile.

Die Cuts R US - make your own embellishments (made the flowers)
Corrosive Challenge #33 - sketch
Creatalicious #3 - use scraps of DP (I have alot of scraps because I keep everything!!!)

Enjoy! I'll be sleeping on the couch again for awhile...

* sorry I had to submit this twice...first time I forgot the picture! LOL!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Card for Jordan

This is for another child on Make a child smile. He likes dolphins so I thought this would be a cute card for him! Also mailing him a coloring book with stickers!

This might be as crafty as I get today...not feeling 100% :(
I think I will go lay down for a bit and hope some rest will make me feel better!

Get Sketchy #9 - sketch
Color Throwdown #64 - Baja breeze (I used different blues to hopefully try and match one because I do not own this specific paper), black or dark brown and sahara sand.
Creatalicious #3 - use scraps of DP (you may use new cardstock and handmade flowers)

If I feel better later I will be back on here!

Busy Beauties Boutique Win!

I did a blog hop the other day for the release of these new digi stamps and my name was drawn to pick 3 images but the owner decided to surprise us with ALL of them...super exciting!! Here is the store and you can see all the digis I won! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My 2nd Award!

I received the "I like your style" award the other day from Sammye Jo over at 62 cards. If you haven't checked out her site yet you NEED to stop on over! She is super talented and just as sweet!

I do believe I am supposed to pass this onto 5 other friends so in no particular order my 5 are...
Linda (not the same Linda!)


This is where I was all day yesterday...can you tell we are making progress? So much work involved! I helped put tar paper on the roof today (top left side of house you can see some black)...lets just say I'm not too afraid of heights! A special thanks to my DH and my dad for doing all the work!! They are the real mom and I just help sometimes.


First x-mas card!

Finally decided to make a x-mas card! I made a little mistake so don't look too closely! I won't tell you where it is and hope you don't see it! Hopefully I am not too late to enter the following challenges.

Delightful Sketches #8 - sketch
Crafty Catz Challenge #3 - Snowmen and snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday - So charming (use a charm)

Thanks for stopping by and taking a looksy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Card for Caleb

Okay, first I want to say how hard it was to ONLY put this card in one challenge. For this you can not combine and you all know how I LOVE to combine challenges!! But I did it and I am soooooo pleased with how this came out! This is for Caleb on the featured kids list at Make a Child Smile. If you have not checked this site out PLEASE do so and I hope you participate and send these children some love! Just knowing that there are people all over the world thinking of them means so much to a sick child. On the site it says he likes Spongebob (so do I...hehe!). I think he is going to love this card!! He also likes football and Spiderman so I picked him up a Spiderman puzzle playing football and a Spongebob paper pad with guess what.....?? STAMPS and INK!!! How appropriate!

Okay well, I am off to go make dinner...DH is on his way home and I'm sure he will be hungry!


Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #28- Character Counts (use a well known cartoon character). Also include a stamp (my hello sentiment).

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frog Card!

Feels good to be able to complete a card today!
Sorry about the scattered glitter but the glue is not dry yet for me to brush off but wanted to take a picture and post this card!

Stampin' for the weekend - orange, brown and leafy green with atleast one stamp (sentiment is stamped)
Whimsical Wednesday - It's a frog thing! Aren't frogs just the cutest? I have loved them since I was a little girl!
Doodle Palace - Thank you card with plastic wrap technique on base card (awesome just wad the plastic wrap up and tap on any ink pad then dab on your easy!). Also must contain one ribbon.
Mojo Monday #107 - sketch
The Character Cafe Feature Friday Challenge #1 - Stitching