Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm Back

I'm back!!!!!!!! Yes I know you probably didn't miss me lol But seriously I want to thank everyone for all there prayers and emails about my dear brother. It has been a very trying time and we still have some more waiting to find out more from the tests but right now he is doing pretty good, just tired. I had not been able to craft any at all, it was like my mojo just got up and walked away but my mind was just not on it and I want to thank Karen from Sugar Nellie, for being so patient with me this week, you are a doll dear. And a big thank you to Bev for taking care of the WOJ Challenge Blog for me while I was gone. You all are just the greatest.
Okay now onto a couple of cards I made today.
I made this card for Friday Sketchers and it is one of the new releases of Sugar Nellie by Mary Hall, He is called Wrapped Up Boy. I have colored him with my copic's and used some glamour dust on the snowflakes and some fun flock for the fur on his coat.
My papers are from BG and I have used one of the MS border punches. Wording is from TAC and I have used some SU punches for it. The snowflakes are a MS punch and then some snowflake brads from HL.
This card I used one of the Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie. She is also colored with my copics and I used papers from BoBunny. The sketch I used is from the Sugar Bowl and made by the talented Marlene, the please add was to add lace. My wording is from SU as well as punches from them. The doily heart border is from MS.





Friday, January 22, 2010

Winter Fun

It's Friday!!! And with Friday come Just Magnolia!!! This week we have a wonderful sketch for you to follow and I have used one of the older Magnolia's. Tilda and Edwin ice skating. I have colored them with my copic's and added some glamour dusts to her fur on her coat. I have used papers from BoBunny and the ribbon is also from BoBunny as well as the purple brads. I used the MS snowflake border punch and added some snowflake brads from my stash. Then I took one of the snowflakes from Spellbinders and cut it out using acetate and added some twinklets to it then an snowflake brad on top.
You all come on over to Just Magnolia and join us this week there is always great prizes to be won.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Magical Day

It's Wednesday and that means another Whiff of Joy challenge!!! This week we have a recipe for you and you have your choice of 2 recipes to be exact. I followed the one with the 4 papers but got messed up when it came to the flowers and added one to many lol Oh well .
I have used the adorable Gerda Celebrating Goat from Whiff of Joy for my card this week, I so love these animal images from Alison Acton. I have colored her with my copic's and have used a sentiment from Verve and added some flat pearls for my 3bling, and added some of the most gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. My 4 papers are from K&Co.
I so hope you all join us over at WOJ Challenge Blog this week, We are having a Guest Designer Call and we are also looking for a Design Team Member so you never know you might be one of the lucky ones. So come on over and join us.



Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Monday!!!!!!!

And I got home early today!!!!!!! I was so excited to get off work early today I had to come home and have a little play time. My frames for the seats I make didn't make it in today so I worked on a different line and got out early!! I was so loving it lol I managed to get home before it was dark lol
So I came home and made a couple of cards for a couple of challenges and it felt so good to get them done the same day they were posted instead of having to wait for the weekend to play.
My first card here is for The Pink Elephant, I have used one of the Magnolia snowmen and have used a few copic's on him and added some glamour dust. My papers are from Studio 8 and the snowflake is a MS punch along with the MS snowflake border. The sentiment is also from Magnolia.
My second card today is for Mojo Monday!!! I so love these sketch's for it makes me think of the stamps I use to use when I first started stamping. So I dug out a couple of my oldie but goodie stamps from I Brake for Stamps. I have used papers from Anna Griffith and my EK border punch. The ribbon was from my stash. I colored the image with my copic's and added some pop dots behind it.

Well I hope you all had a great day I know I did getting out of work early. Sending big Hugs!!!



Sunday, January 17, 2010

Doing the Sugar Bowl +



How are you all doing this weekend??? Fine I do hope, I DID have to work Saturday so not much playing time for me but did manage to do a couple of challenges.

This first one is for the Sugar Bowl!!! A lovely sketch this week with the please include option of distressing!!! I have used one of the new digital images from Sugar Nellie this one is called Dream Cather. Isn't she adorable??? I have colored her with my copic's and my papers are from MME. I have distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and added some distressing ink to the edges. This sketch was just gorgeous and so I didn't want to cover up any of it so I left this really simple.

This is another digital image from Sugar Nellie, this image is Boy and Girl Fairy. It is so nice to get these digital images from Sugar Nellie for I don't have to wait at all to get them. I live in the US so it takes me about a week to get my stamps this was just awesome to have them right away. I have used on my card the Spiral punch from SU, my retro flower punches and have added some touches from my new stamps from Stempelglede as well as in the corner. The wording is a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. The sketch I used on this card is from Sketch Saturday so I will be entering it there and also the theme at the Pink Elephant is Birthday so this fits in there also. This is my first time joining in at the Pink Elephant. I don't know why but am going to have to keep this one in mind too.

Now here is a sneak peak at one of the new images from Mary Hall that will be released soon at Sugar Nellie, These are some of her Winter kids, Aren't they cute out in the snow?? I have colored them with my copic's and have used some poplar white flower soft for the snow. I just love this flower soft. The wording is from Verve. And the sketch I have followed here is from Create 4 fun, this week.

Well this is all my fun I got to do this weekend, The rest of my time was spent in the factory working, now I need to get my house work done. I know I hate it too lol Have a wonderful week and big hugs coming at you!!





First Sled Ride

Oh I got an email earlier and opened it up and it was a video from my daughters phone where at the moment I thought it was my granddaughter sledding at her other grandma's house. Well when I got to the end of the video I laughed till I cried. It was my 10 month old grandson lol OMG it is so funny to see him on a sled. She said he never ever changed the expression on his face. I just couldn't stop laughing just had to share lol

video

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thaniks A Bunch

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!! Oh how I love those words especially when I don't have to work on Saturday. But since this post is scheduled I am not for sure if I have to work or not. Let's hope not.
This week on Just Magnolia we are asking you to make a Thank You Card. I have used one of the new Winter Kits Tilda with Roses, they have been colored with my copic's.
My papers are from My Minds Eye and the rub on wording is from SU. I have used the gorgeous flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Oh I tell you ladies these flowers are just the bomb. I recommend these to everyone. I used the McGill leave punch and the L-em branch punch, and one of my nestiblities.
Hope to see you all joining us this week at Just Magnolia. Thanks for stopping bye and sending big Cyber hugs!!!!!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hugs to you!!!

Good Day everyone!!! Thanks so much for stopping bye today, I have a card to show you for the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. The challenge this week is a sketch by our own Jane!!! She is really getting into these sketch's for us. And I so enjoyed doing this one.
I have used Fred the elephant from the Alison Acton collection at Whiff of Joy. Isn't he just so cute. I enjoyed coloring him he is so easy to color and you know me liking those easy ones to color lol
I am not for sure of the brand on my papers for I am using up some scraps I had and the name is gone from the back. I made my flowers with my retro punch and L-Em branch. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the ribbon is just from my stash.
Well I so hope to see you all over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog.
Big Hugs



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Three More for the Weekend!!!

Well I am back again with the last of my weekend card making projects. I am running a little late posting them this weekend. I received my Digi images from my DT at Sugar Nellie and really had a fun play time with them.
Here I have used Webb Knitter from Sugar Nellie, isn't she adorable??? SHe has been colored with my copic's and I have used papers from K&Co. I used some glamour dust on the knitting and used my retro punches for my flowers along with a brad and spacer in the center. The leave and branch is a punch from MS. I used the sentiment from TAC and the punches for the wording are from SU. I have used the beautiful sketch for my card for Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge.

This one is Fairy #1 from the Digi images at Sugar Nellie. I didn't get a very good pic of this one, the bling at the top kept showing off a glare. Maybe tomorrow I can get a better pic. She has been colored with my copic's as always lol And I have used one of my new MS border punches. I added some bling at the top of the image and the sentiment is from Verve and the punches for it are from SU along with the papers.. This card I made for the sketch at Sketch Saturday.


Now look at this cutie!!!! This is Dutch Girl!! Another one of the digi images from Sugar Nellie. See what you all are missing if you haven't gotten yours yet??? And what I love the best is I am in the US and I didn't have to wait on them. These are available to get right away at purchase.
She has been colored with my copic's again , and my papers are from SU along with the wording punches. The wording is from Verve. And I added the retro flowers and L-em branch and MS leaf punches. This card has been made for the challenge at Create 4 Fun.

Well this is the end of my fun this weekend, need to go and get things ready for work in the am, 3 am comes to soon for me. Thanks so much for stopping bye and thanks so much for the wonderful comments and emails you have sent me. Hugs Gunilla!!!! Sending Cyber hugs!!!!




Snowflakes are falling!!!!

Good Morning all!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!! We have some snow here in the US but not as much as we normally get but I am sure it is coming, I know these temperatures are not what I want lol We are in the teens right now and are suppose to go to single digits the first of the week. So me I have been staying in all weekend lol
I have a couple of cards done so far this morning that I wanted to get posted. The first one is for Mojo Monday and I have used one of the soon to be released Mary Hall images from Sugar Nellie. This little girl is having a blast in the snow lol I have colored her with my copic's and my papers are from BoBunny.
Now my sentiment is from Verve but if you all remember back in 08 where I had my hand surgery you all know I don't have much grip or use with it, it pretty much does what it wants too lol So that is the reason for my sentiment being so crooked. I had the block in my hand ready to stamp it and it just fell on the paper. I was so steaming mad but hey I wasn't starting all over!!! So it is a little crooked!!! So sorry. I have used the MS snowflake border punch also and some ribbon from BoBunny
This card is another one of the soon to be released images from Mary Hall at Sugar Nellie, She is colored with my copics and I have used some white flower soft for the snow. My papers are from Cosmo Cricket and I have used some raffia ribbon. The sentiment is from Verve also. I am using this card for the challenge over at Friday Sketchers. And I am also entering this at the Copic Color Challenge for the copic colors Goo, RV21and B32

So hope you are staying warm. Thanks for stopping bye and seeing me I so appreciate it and big hugs going out to you.



Friday, January 8, 2010

A Tutorial by Mina

Good Day everyone. I hope everyone survived the work week, I so know it was a tuff one on me!!!
This week at Just Magnolia we have a speical tutorial for you by Mina. She has shown us how to make a very pretty pleat.
I have used the My Mind's Eye papers with the Tilda from the Winter kit. She has been colored with my copic's and I have used a Prima flower with a spacer and brad in the center along with the branch and leaf from MS. The butterfly is also from MS.
I really enjoyed making the pleat and want to thank Mina so much for the lovely tutorial.
Can't wait to see all your creations with this wonderful tutorial Mina has brought us. See you at the Just Magnolia Blog.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Aqua and Red

Yes Aqua and Red!!! That is the colors for the 1st Challenge of the New Year at Whiff of Joy!!!
Gorgeous colors isn't it??
I have used Willow here from the Winter Stamp Kit at Whiff of Joy and she has been colored with my copic's. I have used some pop dots to adhere her to a spellbinders heart. I have used the Pencil template from the Digi Chick Shop.
Inside it is filled with some Reese's Cups. This will make a wonderful Valentine gift for my granddaughter. The papers I used to print the template on are from My Mind's Eye, and the ribbon is from my stash.
Here is a full view of the pencil box.
So hope to see you all over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog and help us start the New Year off right. Thanks for stopping bye Big Hugs





Sunday, January 3, 2010

Flowers for You!!

Good Morning all!!! Thanks so much for stopping bye today, I worked yesterday so didn't get a chance to post this until now. It is Martha from the Sugar and Spice Collection at Sugar Nellie's. I so enjoyed coloring her as I do all of the SN images they are so easy and simple to color in. I have used my copic's as always to color her in and have used some pop dots to pop her up from my card. The papers are from BoBunny just love these papers and colors. The flowers are from my retro and MS punches. The ribbon is from SU.
I am going to enter this card into the Sketch Saturday Challenge for it is the sketch that I used and have to say this is one I will be using again.
Hope you all are enjoying the last of the weekend. Big Hugs being sent your way.



Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Good Evening Everyone!!!! I so hope everyone has had a wonderful Happy New Year!!!
This is my first card for 2010!!!!! I just can't believe that 2009 is already over.
I spent the day doing some DT work and just had to join in the challenge at the Sugar Bowl, A wonderful sketch over there by Lilian. And the prize this time is some new stamps yet to be released!!! There is always wonderful prizes there so make sure you go check the challenge out. I know you all love sketch's.
Here I have used one of the Gorjuss girls from Sugar Nellie, she has been colored with my copics and my papers are BoBunny. The add option for this challenge is something New so I used the bubbly to have a Happy New Year card !
The flourish is from Bosskut and the branch is from MS, the flowers are Prima flowers that I got for Christmas from a very dear friend and I added some flat pearls to the flourish.
Sorry the post is really short tonight but I have been off all week on vacation and even though tomorrow is just Saturday I have to go back to work!!!!!!!!!! I so dread it but it has been so nice being off and spending time with the grand kids and family and friends. Well have a wonderful weekend folks and hopefully will see around blog land this weekend after work. Thanks so much for stopping bye and for all the wonderful comments you all leave me here and on emails, it does mean so much to me.
Big Hugs