Friday, November 20, 2009

Shopping frenzy!


Okay okay, I went on a bit of a shopping frenzy! YIKES!! BUT....I did manage to snag MOST of this loot either on sale or it was used and I paid a lower price. So that is how I justify my spending anyways...LOL! Not sure hubby would agree but it is my allowance and I will do with it whatever I please so there! HA! Enough of being a snotty brat...LOL!

The picture below includes some used stamps I bought off of Claudia Rosa (various brands), some Stampology stamps from Wal-Mart, Clear Dollar stamps and a few misc. products from their store (1 of those stamp sets I won as candy...I could pick any set I wanted!), some Sugar Nellies stamps from Funky Kits and some Cuttlebug embossing folders from Memory Miser.

This picture is everything I bought from Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design store! Great prices, free shipping (with qualifying purchase) and awesome customer service! Something was damaged in shipping and she even replaced it free of charge! PLUS in the original shipment she included that goodie bag you see towards the left (in a ziplock bag) for free! HOW SWEET! Very very nice lady and such a pleasure to do business with for anyone out there interested go check her shop out! I'm not going to list everything....if you want click on the picture to see a larger view and you should be able to see every item I purchased.

Okay, I didn't buy anything in the picture sweet dear mom bought all these goodies for me!! I had her pick me up some paper pads on sale one day and she saw this holiday stack and thought I would like it. She also knows I have been wanting some crocheted flowers (as I do not think I have the patience to learn) and she found these on etsy and bought them for me....aren't they gorgeous! I LOVE THEM!
The sealife papers, charm and shell ribbon are for a scapbook I will be making for her EVENTUALLY...maybe I will have time during x-mas break?? LOL! Who am I kidding...I move as quick as a snail will probably take longer...sorry mom! It will get done one day...PROMISE! And the mini album is something I thought was absolutely cute so she got it for me! THANKS MOM...LOVE YOU! Yep, spoiled rotten I know :P

And here we have my final loot! I bought all this stuff from various places...local craft shop, online shops, wal-mart, Hobby Lobby, etc. Once again I am not going to type it all can click on the image if you want a bigger view (sorry the image is rotated a little funny but I could not get it to post correctly!).

Well, is everyone exhausted now after reading all of that? I sure am! WHEW! The sad part is I have only been able to use like 2 new items in the past few weeks...ugh! The rest is just taking up floor space right now as I can't even figure out where to put it all! LOL!

*Candy Alert* Now I have NEVER done a candy before but I feel the urge to give something away as I have been so very very very lucky/blessed lately! This is for my regular followers ONLY! Now if you would like to join that is great and I will count you towards the candy but PLEASE DO NOT follow me just for the candy and then drop me like a dead tree as soon as the candy is over. I would be crushed if I saw my numbers go down. I really appreciate each and every single one of you (gals and guys *wink*) and I am so thankful that you follow me because you REALLY want to NOT because you have to...means the world to me!! Also, DO NOT advertise this candy! Like I said this is for people that really give a hoot about me and my this gratitude candy! I know your thinking get on with it already! LOL! This is nothing too grand for now but I promise there will be more giveaways in the future! If you would like to be in the drawing please leave me a comment under this post and you will be in the drawing for 20 random stamped images from my new stash! Gives me a reason to play also...LOL! :) I will post anywhere and you have until Thanksgiving night (Nov. 26th at midnight EST) to enter. I will pick a winner sometime Friday and announce HERE on my blog. I will also try to contact you for your mailing address!

Thanks so much everyone for being so great!
Big hugs!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Beary Nice Christmas!

I did this card really really quick tonight between finishing up my chores. Can't believe I let things stack up around here so bad! UGH!
I used some scrap papers and stitched with my white gel pen. Haven't put a sentiment on the diagonal red strips yet...I'm debating between Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings or Happy Holidays. I will probably stamp or emboss in black so you can get the idea. Cut out the snowflakes with my beloved cricut....ahhhh! :)
Then I covered them with stickles (so addicting!). Colored my the digi from Dustin Pike with my Copics. Not my best coloring but I had to be quick...that is my excuse anyways...LOL! :P

Friday Sketchers - sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenge - use digi images or paper
Color Throwdown - chocolate, cream, dark red and olive (optional)
Simon Says - animals
Creative Inspirations - sparkle

Thanks for having a looksy!

Jackson's 3rd Birthday

So this card isn't anything too grand considering my 3 year old nephew could care less about cards and it will just get ripped up as soon as either he or his 2 year old brother get ahold of it! I do love the image though and he is really into the chickens when he comes to visit so thought it would atleast get a quick smile.

Digi is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Allsorts - Something for a child

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No card...

So sorry I have not posted since Sunday! I have had ZERO time to do any crafting. Boo :( Working alot...getting errands/chores done and then I am completely exhausted! I still have lots of stuff to catch up on tonight and plan on going to bed EARLY, but I hope to be back with a card very soon...maybe I can even squeeze a quick one in tonight?? I do hope so!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vintage Christmas

I bet your noticing some new stuff I used right? Okay, well maybe you can't pick them out so I will tell you!
I bought some new Cuttlebug embossing folders (used the snowflake one on this card). Since I don't have an embossing machine yet I used a good ol' rolling was hard though because I had to push down really hard! I also bought some Shimmerz (used Angel Wings on the embossed paper) and some Flower Soft (used vintage on the white ribbon strip across the middle). This was an experiment to use my new goodies and I think it turned out pretty good! I thought about coloring the image but it just didn't seem right to do that so I left it black and white.

Die Cuts R Us - Emboss Something
Doodle Palace - Red and White Christmas Card
ABC Challenge H is for Hidden (I hid my ribbon with Flower Soft...not sure I interpreted this challenge correctly but I tried!)
The Secret Crafter - 4 seasons
Robyns Fetish - Theme challenge
Creatalicious - Christmas card with snowflakes and sparkle!
Corrisive Challenge - Emboss something

Thanks for stopping by! Always love hearing what you think about my work!

Got Trimmers?

I just saw a post over at Dannis Dreams here. She talks about all the trimmers she has and what she likes/dislikes about each. Really got me to thinking about getting a new trimmer myself. I only own one and it was a cheapie from a mail order catalog. Doesn't always cut the straightest but it does serve its purpose. I'm thinking about trying a guillotine style although I have tried ones like those at work and well I'm not sure about them. So now I'm going to ask you....what type of trimmer do you use and what are the pros and cons??
And Danni...if your reading this I already know which one you love!! :)


Thank You!

I made this card for my mom/dad...hopefully she isn't reading this as I called her and told her not to look at my blog! Actually I had to tell her it was a x-mas card that she asked me to make for one of her friends and I didn't want her to see it until I gave it to her....a wee bit of a white lie but I didn't want mom to know I was surprising them with a Thank You card! They really do alot for me and my husband. I won't go into all the detail or this post would take you forever to read but they are great parents and I don't know what I would do without them! And even though they drive me nuts sometimes (as I'm SURE I do to them also!!) they truly are two of the best parents anyone could ever ask for...honestly!! I am so very lucky to be able to call them mom and dad!

I used my Copics which are the best markers ever to color my image. I am so proud of how this came out! I hope you all like it too and I really hope mom/dad like it!
Let me know what you think!

The Pink Elephant #40 - Thankful
Tuesday Tagger - No pattern paper
Bitten By The Bug - Gratitude/thankful (used the Storybook cartridge for the leaf cutout)
Delightful Sketches - Sketch
Quixotic Challenge - Stitches
Color Throwdown - red, yellow, orange and a dark neutral like grey or black
Etsy Inspired - Inspiration challenge (I used the fall leaves throw pillow as inspiration)