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Friday, December 17, 2010

Stamp-n-Doodle challenge...winter and sparkle. This will be for 2 weeks

I am so sorry that this is late, but I have a cold, and it has settled into my chest and boy am I miserable.

Well I told you before that I REALLY need to some scrapbooking, so here is another page and it will be great for the pictures of all of the snow that we have gotten and are still getting.

I colored this wonderful group with my copics and stickles.

Remember that this challenge is lasting 2 weeks, due to Christmas, so be sure and join us.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

AIFactory challenge is 2 weeks long and ANYTYHING GOES

Well I hope that everyone is having a great Holiday Season.

Thank goodness that I have all of my Christmas shopping done, and 99% of the wrapping done because I have got the chest cold from HE double hockey sticks.

Well this week AiFactory has decided to run this challenge for 2 weeks due to Christmas........wooohoooooo that will give me a chance to get better (maybe even stay in bed for a couple of days)......and to top it off it is ANYTHING easy is that?

I decided that I really, really, really, need to get a bunch of scrapbooking done so I used this weeks "fairy" image as a scrapbook page. Isn't she just adorable? I colored her with my copics and of course some stickles.

You really need to get over to the AiFactory store and see all of the great images that have been being have our designers been busy. I really don't understand how they have so much time, and Mia, wow, she has been doing the "overtime" thing.

Make sure that you join the challenge and have a GREAT Holiday season.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

NEW SMC challenge---FLOWERS

I really think that I need this one, I am so sick of snow already. Thank goodness it has been a little bit warm the last 2 days (besides it rained and rained and rained) and we have almost all of the snow gone. The sad thing is, it is not even officially winter so I know without a doubt there is gonna be more, UGH.

Anyway over on the SMC challenge blog our challenge is flowers.

I colored mine with my copics and stickles. I used flowers from my stash. I know it was not very inventive, but my MOJO left, and still has not returned.

BTW if anyone finds my mojo, send it back to me PLEASE.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Stamp n Doodle--Make a gift bag or box

Well here we are, almost at the middle of December already......and I feel like I still have so much to do.

Well our challenge this week at Stamp n Doodle was to make a gift bag or box. I used this great elf shoe template to make a small gift box, but didn't get the time to make the candy to go into it. (I know......bad toad) Hey today is shopping day to get all of the ingredients for the cookies and candy.

I cut this shoe out of cardstock, found a great snowman, sleight and snowflakes to decorate it. I am sure that I should have done more, but as I said, the MOJO has done gone and left me here in snowy/rainy/windy WA state.

Be sure to stop by the blog and see what the DT have done, and enter your box or bag.

Happy Holidays everyone

Thursday, December 9, 2010

AiFactory challenge-------holiday/Christmas

Wow here we are and we are just about 2 weeks from Christmas EEEEEEEEEEEECK!

It is not that I don;t have 99% of the shopping done, and the presents wrapped, but I still need to make the candy and cookies, send off my sisters presents, and we are still decorating the I do still have a lot to do.

Anyway, back to AiFactory challenge. I used the 2 snowbirds (as I call them) colored with my copics and a dash of stickles. The card is made with my Martha Stewart paper (LOVE it) and I used some very old items from my stash. I even did something that I have NEVER done, and used rub-ons......for the 2 sayings. I have to admit that I was a little intimidated by rub-ons. but they are not bad at all.

The ornament is a shaker box (which I have never used before) and I just love it.

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and enter your card, tag, etc. for this week.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Weekly SMC challenge SNOWFLAKES

Well here is my card for the SMC weekly challenge SNOWFLAKES!!!!!!!

Wow isn't that perfect for me with all of the dang snow we have had, and more is being predicted.

I used Morty Moose for this challenge and the great Martha Stewart paper that I bought with the snowflakes.

I colored him with my copics and of course I HAD to use some stickles. I did do a different type of card (gate fold) and I think it came out nice.

STAMP N DOODLE anything goes

Well it is time for Stamp n Doodle's weekly challenge and it is ANYTHING!!!!!!

I am so glad, because I have been wanting to show this georgous Santa. Isn't he just regal?

I colored him with my copics, and used stickles on his fir. I found the great SC on the internet, but I am not sure where. I used some of my Martha Stewart paper that I bought and a couple of OLD, OLD, OLD stickers that just seemed to fit this card.

Be sure to stop by the blog and enter you challenge for FREE images.

Have a great week and stay WARM and SAFE.

I have entered this card in the collowing challenges: bling do your corners winter

AiFactory challenge WINTER

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I posted. Goodness gracious where has the time gone?

December already? I am so not ready for the Holidays.

Well I really hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We have had SNOW, SNOW, SNOW, and finally freezing rain yesterday. The power has been off and on, and the internet also.

Well our challenge at AiFactory is WINTER (boy is that a good one for me).

I chose the girl skater and I am so proud of how she turned out. I colored her with my copics, used some OLD stickers that I had, used some of the great Martha Stewart winter paper that I had, and used my CM ovals to "frame" her.

Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and show us your WINTER.

I have enter this card in the following challenges: winter emboss

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Great AiFactory challenge

Here is my card for AiFactory challenge this week. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week.

I have been so busy this week. We moved a good friend of mine over to the Seattle area, made 4 pies, trying to finish the afagans that I am doing for Christmas, painting my sisters Christmas presents, and started my nativity scene. Tonight we are helping some friends decorate for their dtr's wedding that is tomorrow, then I need to come home and do the dishes that I need to have done for the reception, and finally I REALLY need to get the scrapbook done that I am doing for them. Whew, I really need to get this post done and get going.

OK now down to the challenge, the first picture is the inside of the card and definately has bling, the second picture is the front and I just LOVE them both and had a ball doing them. As usual, the images were colored with my copics, and then the bling was added with stickles. The paper is from the Martha Stewart paper that I bought and this collection of papers are just super.

Make sure you stop by the blog and see what all of the other DT members have done.

Have a good week and a great Thanksgiving.

This card has been entered in the following challenges: Christmas snow/snowflakes glitter glitter it up Let it snow

Here we are at the end of another week......

Well next week is turkey day and so we are at the end of another week, but the start of another challenge over at SMC.

This weeks challenge is turkey and punches. I love this turkey and had a ball coloring this image, then I found some of my punches from CM and saw this one that does both kinds of leaves, what better to embellish than autumn leaves. I did use some pop-dots to make some of the leaves pop out. I colored the image with my copics, did a little bit of bling and then just used the great leaves. The back ground paper is out of my "stash" and it is old enough that there is nothing on the papers to say who made them.

Hope you enjoy this challenge. Love and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Well it is finally the day for our SMC blog hop.

If you arrived here from Kelly's blog then you are right on track. Wasn't her project fabulous????????

Well I am really hoping that you have had a great time so far on this adventure.

I got to do "Hershey decorating the dog house".....and one lucky person is going to win him. All you have to do is be sure to comment on my blog and let me know where to send the image if you win.

I colored my image with my copics and then did some "bling" with my stickles. I used some great paper that I bought (YES I did actually buy some paper) made by Martha Stewart, and I just LOVE it.

Now off you go to Linda's blog to see her wonderful creation

Now remember that we have some great give-aways on each of our blogs so be sure to start from the beinging.

Have a great day everyone.

I do know how to do other crafts..........

I really do do other things......I mean like other crafts. I am currently working on Christmas presents.

I am currently crocheting afagans for my kids for Christmas, and doing ceramics for others in the family, as well as working on a ceramic nativity scene and another cute one, but those are for MEEEEEEE!

Also as of tomorrow we are I am doing a blog hop for SMC, so be sure to go to the SMC (Sew Many Cards) and see what we are doing.

We also have the AiFactory challenge, then the Stamp n Doodle challenge is still going (it is a 2 week one) and then SMC challenge the last of the week.

Busy, busy, busy. Be sure to check back.

Monday, November 15, 2010

SUPER giveaway on one of my favorite blogs

I LOVE to see what Pezadoodle designs have been doing. (I am not sure how she does it with Pezzie, but she does) So here is her post and I will give you her blog address at the end.

today’s the day! day 1 of our Viva Decor party here at Pezadoodle Designs! Viva Decor has been SO generous and is supplying prize packs for one of YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY for the next 7 days!!! How do you win? simply leave a comment on the post for each day. want extra chances to win? there are two ways to get your name thrown into the hat for two more chances. subscribe to my blog via email AND announce this party on your blog! if you post the link i will be automatically notified so you don’t need to come back here and let me know.

Friday, November 12, 2010

NEW Sew Many Cards challenge

Wow here we are and it is Friday. I am going to have a LONG weekend ahead of me. I am driving a U-Haul to Tacoma this weekend to move a good friend of mine. Normally Larry would drive it, but he has EMR training tomorrow and so he cannot leave until late in the afternoon, so he will follow and then he and I will drive back on Sunday.

Anyhoooooo Our challenge this week at SMC is blue and white. I love this image and thought that he would be soooooo cute in blue, and I was right he turned out great. This image, as well as all of Angela's other great images are for sale in the store right now.......and if you hurry, there is a discount for the Christmas images if you use the discount "november2010." I colored the image with my copics and just used some of my stash of paper.

Be sure to come back next week as we are having a BLOG HOP and there are GREAT prizes to be had.

Have a great weekend, and I am sure I will be posting at least 1 more thing before I leave.

I have used Morty and the tree in the following challenges:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stamp n Doodle WHITE challenge

Here is the card I did for the Stamp n Doodle "white" challenge. I know, this is far from white, you guys otta know me by now and I am now a "white" person. It also needed to have glitter (that I am good at) and lace, so this is the best I can do. lol

I entered this card in the following challenges:

AiFactory Day and a new challenge for 11-11-10

Here it is another week is almost gone, and we only have 2 weeks until Thanksgiving. Is it just me or is anyone else feeling like life is just passing them by?

Well I just love this image from AiFactory (and it is available in the store). Those birds and the tree limb and swirls are just wonderful. I colored the image with my copics (I know, what a shock) and it really needed some bling so I highlighted it with some stickles and the saying I got from TLC and I just thought it fit so well.

Hope you like it and come back soon for some more cards.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cutest dang Christmas card

I have been working on this flamingo for a couple of weeks. I got it from PCP and I am not sure which artist, but as soon as I find it I will be sure to come back and give her credit because she definately deserves it......and she also did the saying.
I just found out for sure that this flamingo is my Digital Delights by Louby Lou and here is the address:

Isn't he just adorable? I sure hope that you enjoy him. He is part of my Christmas cards that are going to be sent out in the next few weeks.

He is also entered in the following challenges: blue, pink, green winter anything goes anything goes Christmas

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I am now on the new DT for Sew Many Cards

I am so excited to be on this DT. Angela has some of the cutest images. Well this is the first week and ding dong me didn't realize it until this morning when I got online. So I whipped up this card and isn't he just adorable. Just wait until you see what other we have in store for you this month.

So I colored this adorable tiger with my copics, of course, and then I decided to do something a little new to me and made a gate fold card. This great paper is from BoBunny, and yes I splurged and bought a couple of pieces of new paper.....I know, shame on me, but it has been a really long time tince I bought any paper and I just loved these colors. Now the orange/yellow paper that he is on is from my stash and so is that great flower.

Hope you like it and be sure to check back on Friday fro another new image and stop by the Sew Many Cards store and get 35% off all christmas images.....what a buy.

Now I have entered this card in the following challenges: fall anything goes ( and BTW Bugaboo is have a design team call.....big shout out to Jodie) sketch DT inspiration (Dee was mine and that was for the colors and trying a new card fold and seeing how I ALWAYS use the traditional, I did try something different and I like it) create a square card anything goes

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Another Stamp N Doodle challenge

OK here we are, Thursday and time for another Stamp N Doodle challenge. This time it is FALL. How easy peasy is that? Yep that is it, just fall.

I colored my image with my copics and used some of my "stash" paper. Easy as that. Now I just need to get it sent off. Hope my sis likes it.

AiFactory Day and a new challenge

Wow here we are in November and it is time to start thinking of cold weather. Well here at AiFactory we were told to do a GARDEN theme. Woooohoooooo makes me feel warmer already.

Well I decided to do an invite to a "Garden Party". Got have 1 good party before the holidays right? We need to BBQ one more time (even though my hubby will do it on New Year's Day EVERY year).

Jump on over to the challenge blog and join us for some WARMTH and a garden theme.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stamp n Doodle post

Well here we are at the end of another week and the end of October. In just a few days we will be in the 11th month and thinking of the Holidays. Wow this year has gone WAY to fast.

This is the sketch that we are doing over on Blog n Doodle for this week and I just love this image (that is for sale over on the Stamp n Doodle store).....and this is a saying that I just love. I am really not sure where I got it but I think that it was from TLC. I colored her with my copics and used some stickles to bling her up. I just think that they add so much sparkle, just like fresh fallen snow.....which we have had TONS of up in the mountains this week.

Hope that enjoy the pics and please come and join us for this weeks sketch.

I entered this project in the following challenges: sparkle/glitter woman and an element of nature (what a perfect picture and LO huh?) sparkly and bright G is for Glitter anything

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

AiF posting day

WOW can you believe that this is the last weekend in October????? Where in the heck has this year gone.

I know that for me, health issues have taken a HUGE bite out of the year, but I am hoping that it is behind me and I can get feeling better.

Well it is time for AiFactory's weekly challenge and of course this week is HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!

I am not sure where I got this little guy, but he is so cute. I colored him with my copics, used some more of my "stash" paper and got this GREAT saying from the AiF store. You really need to visit it and see all of the great things that are in there. I did a little coloring on the saying and then cut it out from my Making Memories cutters and lined it with some great ribbon/rope that I also had in my stash that just seemed to fit. I was quite pleased about the way that it turned out.

Well off to see Social Security again and to Dr appnts. Hopefully I can get a bunch more done tonight and tomorrow. I know that I will need to do another post tomorrow.

I used this adorable card in the following challenges: holiday anything goes anything goes anything goes something digi cute holidays Halloween Halloween Halloween Halloween/Autumn Halloween Halloween Halloween Halloween Halloween

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Time for the AiFactory New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the AiFactory New Release blog hop! This weekend the Design Team will be showcasing some brand new images that will be available in the store on October 25th! These images are perfect, just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

If you arrived here from Renee's blog then you are right on track. If you are just starting here or have lost your way, you need to head back to the challenge blog and start from there so that you don’t miss out on anything! As you visit each blog, make sure you leave a comment! At the end of the hop 3 random winners will be drawn from 3 DT blogs but shhhhh it’s a secret as to which ones the winners will come from, so make sure you comment on each one so you don’t miss your chance to win!

1st Prize is a $10 Gift certificate to the AIFactory store

2nd Prize wins 4 digis of their choice from the ones showcased during the hop

3rd prize wins 3 digis of their choice

You never know, there may be other spot prizes to win along the way as well so make sure you hit each DT blog!

So onto my card. I did a THANKSGIVING card. Yea I know, none of us are ready for Turkey Day yet, but neverless it is coming. I just thought that this turkey was so dang cute, and he looked so lost, that I just could not resist the Eat Beef sign. I colored him with me copics and then cut him out. The paper is some new that was sent to me (NO I am still not buying any new paper until I use up the stash) from Colorbok. I do like it and who am I to turn down FREE paper. The lettering is from my "stash" and I just wanted to do something different.

Now head on over to Margie’s blog and see what great things she has in store for you! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to leave a comment because the winner could be you!

Sorry for being absent

I am so sorry for being absent, but we have had all sorts of problems around here.

I have been in the hosopital, but I am fine, then I get home and the internet was off for 3 days, and when I finally got it back, low and behold the power starts going off and on. I would say a good time to be doing crafty things, but instead I have laid down and been a good girl.

Anyway here is my card for Stamp n Doodle this week. Isn't it cute. We needed to do some embossing (the boots) some glitter (the socks) and have a bat. The image is from Stamp n doodle and they saying is just one I have heard (I am sure like everyone of you have heard it also). Go check out the challenge over at Stampo n Doodle.

I used this card in the following challenges: Halloween for kids Halloween

Monday, October 11, 2010

Here we are and it is MONDAY

Wow here we are and it is Monday again and almost the Middle of OCTOBER. Where has the time gone?

Well I broke 3 toes on my foot over the weekend, real nice huh? Dr says I am to stay off of it, yea right, what world does he live in.

Saturday was my Granddtr Madison Laurine's 2nd birthday party. I made her the neatest card.................and forgot to take pics of it, and forgot the camera..... what a dork I am. It was so cute, she was using one of her balloons as an "exercise ball". It is so neat to look at her, she looks so much like her namesake, my Mom.

Yesterday we went grocery shopping for most of the month, my poor car was soooooo loaded down.

OK,OK on to what I have been doing......making cards, what a thought.

The first one is Bugaboo's wonderful Stella, as you well know, I just love Stella and Gus, she is soooooooo much like me.

I colored her with my copics, used up a couple of different papers from my stash, and found this GREAT tree that I used pop-dots to pop it out.

I used this card in the collowing challenges: Christmas has come early red,green, and white stripes use 2 patterned papers use a digi

Let's see the next 2 pics are the same card. The front is the butterfly, of course they were done with copics, and boy did I used stickles.....but I am really happy with how it turned out......and I LOVE the saying.

Well that is all for right now. I am hoping to start doing some scrapbook pages here in the next few days. I am really behind because of my obsession with cards.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

NEW releases over on AiFactory

Mia is releasing some GREAT new images over in the AiFactory Store and I think that you will absolutely LOVE then.

Go check out the store and see what all we have over there. I just saw the grocery lists and To Do lists and those are "gotta haves" at my house.

Head on over and see what Mia has done:

Well I am off the to ER, we think I broke my foot, I know that I have 4 black toes, and a black foot and for someone who can't feel their feet, I can feel something everytime I take a step.

Oh wait...............I get to let you see one of the new releases. Mine is the little girl with wings on the pumpkin, only my little girl is on an apple (after all I do live in WA and in the area where there are TONS of apples)

She has been colored with my copics and I did use just a few stickles. She comes with her image and the saying and what better saying than to give Thanks for our bountiful harvests that we are having.

I have entered her in the following challenges: anything goes Halloween/Fall use a digi sparkle and shine autumn colors anything goes fruitilicious (my angel is on an apple)

Friday, October 8, 2010

New challenge at Stamp N Doodle

We have a new challenge over at Stamp N Doodle. The image is "SPELLS" and I think that it is adorable.

I colored her with my copics and her background paper is from my "stash" that I am trying to use up......I just know that I will get it used someday.

Sure hope you come and join us for our Halloween challenge.

I used this image for the following challenges: Halloween colors Trick it or Treat it Spooky (well she kind of is) orange

Thursday, October 7, 2010

WOW Thursday already??????

Where in the heck has this week gone? I have been so busy trying to take care of things here at the homefront, and doing projects for different things that need to be done that this week has flown by.

Well Thursday's are AiFactory days and today is embossing. I do not have a heat gun or the embossing stuff, so I hand embossed. It is hard to see but the hearts, and the centers of ALL of the flowers have been hand embossed.

I colored it with my copics and then highlighted areas with stickles.

Hope you enjoy it......I know I did have fun doing it.

I have used this card in the following challenges: The letter "F" (flowers) nature

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I am so excited.....tonight is SPOOK NIGHT at

It starts at 6 p.m. EST and will go for 3, yes I said three (3) hours. We have so much planned and it is going to be a HOOT.

I have added a picture of a couple of the many things that I have been doing. OMG I have been so busy trying to get things done.....and I still have at least 1 card left to do.

Be sure to come and play.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yes I have been at it again

Yes, yes, yes I have been holed up in my room and crafting. I have been trying to get things done to open up my little store. Actually it is a space in a store called "THE SMALL MALL" I will be selling clothes, stamps that I don't use, copics that I have double of, crocheted kitchen towels, ceramics that I have done, outdoor lights that I have made, ornaments, etc.

However I have found time to do a bunch of cards......and I am real proud of them.

The first one is Poinsetta girl and I think that she just turned out wonderful. I cannot for the life of me remember where I got her, but as soon as I find out I will be sure to put it on here as this WONDERFUL artist definately deserves credit for her. I colored her with my copics, added a little sparkle with my stickles, and used a couple of different Christmas papers from my stash and I think that she just turned out great.

She has been entered in the following challenges: Christmas

The next image is one that I have had for a while and I am pretty sure that she is a Pixie Dust girl. She is also colored with my copics and is entered in the following challenges: SWIRLS

Then I went on a STELLA rampage. I just love her (and BTW I am doing a bunch of her for CHristmas cards right now). She just makes my day. As mosst of you know, Stella, is from Bugaboo Stamps and I just LOVE Jodie. She is a real kick in the pants and she does such a great job on all of her stamps.

She was colored with copics (duh) and I used up a bunch of papers in my stash.

First is Instant witch: Boy I think this is me lately. I entered her in the following challenges: spots and stripes

The next one is "If the broom fits"

The next "Stella" is Black Hat Society and I am sure that this one fits me too. I have enter this card in the following challenges: black, orange and cream
S2G--orange and purple

The next "Stella" is the wicked witch of the East and the West, wow this one fits me toooooo. WOW I guess most of Stella's fit me to a teeeeeeee.

Last, but not least is "Scarecrow boy". He is a rubber stamp from QKR Stampede and he is just adorable. The saying I have had for a number of years and it does not say who did it. I have entered him into the following challenges: anything goes. BTW they are having a DT call!!!

Hope that you guys enjoy the eye candy.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Time for a new AiFactory challenge

OK it is time for the new AiFactory challenge. We had such a great response last week and I am soooooo hoping for another great response this week.

Be sure to head over to the store, and to the challenge blog and see what everyone has done. I understand that the prize this week is a chance at being a GUEST DESIGNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that?

I just love this little girl that I used on the card. There is nothing better than a child reading.

I colored her with my copics, and found some bows that were in my stash, I added a button on her coller (also from my stash). The paper is from colorblok and I just LOVE it.

I also enter this card in the following challenges:

Creative Belli--buttons
Practical Scrappers--stamps
Wild Orchid--ribbons and bows
Frosted Designs--BOOKS

Hope you enjoyed my card and be sure to come back and see the other cards that I am working on.

OK here are some more cards....told ya I've been on a roll

Here are some more cards that I have been doing.

The ist one I did in honor of breast cancer awareness month. I am not sure where I got the digi or the saying, but I love them both.

I reposted the pumpkins on the cart because I got a better pic.

The cake and candy card I made for a purple and silver challenge at:
Secret Crafter Staurday challenge

and besides it is cute enough to use for almost any occasion.

The last one is the toilet one and I just LOVE this stamp. The stamp is from QKR Stampede and the saying is ALL mine.

All of the images have been printed out on Pacific card stock and have been colored with my copics. All of the paper is out of my stash, and a good share of them did not have writing on the back of the paper.