Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merry Christmoose

 I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I traveled a couple hours to spend the day with my grandparents, their health isn't good and I'm not quite sure how much time they have left, so it was really good to see and spend time with them.
I had a very relaxing holiday weekend, 4 1/2 days off of work...YAY!!  Did NO black friday shopping and tried to stay off the roads at all times during this crazy weekend.  Ash was in Vegas with her dad and Steve had to work most of the weekend, so I had alot of alone time.  I don't know about anyone else..but I LOVE ALONE TIME.  I've always thought I would make a really good hermit.  I'm more of a homebody and most of my hobbies are done indoors, and I just sometimes love solitude.  I've considered that maybe I'm just weird...and I'm ok with that!
Ok, enough rambling and on to my card.  I've used SKdigi's Christmoose image.. he's just so stinkin cute! I knew I had to color him up right away.  Look at him..he's too fun!  I really need to work on my coloring though, I am definitely wanting to take a class and learn to color better so images really stand out.  In fact, I'm hoping to take a class from Created from Color, the basic class and work up from there. I've hinted at it for a Christmas present, so I'm crossing my fingers!  Anyway, here is my card, I've used scrap Winter papers, a few punches, gems, the snowflakes were a cricut cut from Joys of the Season cartridge and then the moose and sentiment were from SKdigi's.  I inked around the edges and looks like I got a little carried away with the ink on part of it... :/    ACK!
You still have a couple days to join our linking party over at SKdigis HERE the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!! :)
I am entering the following challenges
+Love To Create-Non-Traditional Holiday Colors
+Paper Playtime-Anything Goes
Scrap Creations-Merry Christmas
+Card Mania-Pearls and Swirls
+The Paper Girls-Christmas or Winter

Monday, November 19, 2012

Hang in There!

I made this super simple card using the sketch from  Clean and Simple and the image is from
 Just Some Lines, which is our sponsor for the challenge over at Card Cupids.  There have been some changes over at Card Cupids, please see below and please if you feel inclined to help in any way, visit the website below.  Also, come join our fun challenge which is Anything Goes

From the Card Cupids Blog- link below

The nonprofit, Card Cupids announces today on its two year anniversary, its new name: Sunshine Mail Foundation. The Virginia based non-profit which began in November 2010 is changing its name to better reflect its mission of brightening the day of children in need.

“We began by providing cards and stuffed animals to a few children in hospitals but over time we have expanded to providing care essentials and age appropriate items to children in homeless shelters, foster care, hospitals and children facing medical challenges. We believe the name, Sunshine Mail Foundation, better reflects all of the services that we provide to children” says Stephanie Busby, Executive Director.

In 2013, Sunshine Mail Foundation has set a goal to reach more children in homeless shelters with their Sunshine Mail care packages that provide comfort, support and joy through care essentials and other age appropriate items.

Sunshine Mail Foundation supports numerous children’s hospitals and family shelters nationwide along with countless children in foster care and children facing medical challenges. For more information and to get involved, please visit

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Wishes

There is a linking party going on all month over at SKdigis, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES, using an SKdigi image.  Sonia had TONS of super cute images and has added several more to the shop just in time for making your Christmas projects.  Go HERE to check it out!! 
I used this adorable Polar Bear to make this card and followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday
I colored him up with copics, used pattern paper from one of my 6x6 paper pads...can't remember at the moment which one.  Added some ink, stickles, black enamel accents, some ribbon and rub-on letters from doodlebug.  Hope you like it and please come join our linking party!!
I am entering the following challenges
+Sketch Saturday #233

Can You Digi It-Favorite Animal
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Wrap up for Winter
+ATC's with Attitude-Add a Sentiment, Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Totally RAD day

This past Saturday my friend and I ran a Color Me Rad 5k race.  This is what we looked like before...

                                                                           and after

We had a totally great time and are planning to do it again next year!

And this was waiting for me at home from my sweet daughter!  She knows me so well....anything Diet Coke and of course my favorite candy EVER!!!  Gotta love it!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Hello

I made this card using this cute freebie image from Pixie Dust. I love it, she's so cute!  I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, colored her up with copics, used dark brown cardstock for the card base, primas, brads, gems, twine, pattern paper and a border punch.

Here is the sketch

and my card.  I changed it up a little bit and added a little more to the card on the first picture. 

I didn't realize how dark these pictures look....ugh,  sorry.

I am entering the following challenges

+Love to Create-Shades of Autumn

+Pixie Dust-Fabulous Fall Colors

Paper Playtime-Autumn Colors

FYI- 25 Days of Christmas (prizes)

This looks like it will be a lot of fun and have lots of inspiration, plus tons of prizes...go check it out!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Card Cupids-Happy Fall Ya'll

Our challenge over at Card Cupids for the next two weeks is being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs, and the theme is Happy Fall Ya'll, here is the card I made using this sweet fairy.

I used pattern papers from the MME reunion 6x6 stack, prima flowers,black brads, the brown and white tape is from my old stash and is from Heidi Swapp (I've seriously had that tape for YEARS!)  I used my Fiskers border punch and colored her up with copics. I think she makes the perfect fall fairy!

Please come join us over at Card Cupids, link up your project or card and please consider sending in any extra cards you might have to a child that could use some happy mail.

Here is the official Mission statement from Card Cupids.

Card Cupids mission is to provide Happy Mail Packages and Birthday Bundles to children who are facing difficult challenges in their young lives regardless of their economic background.

I'm entering the following challenges.

+Flutter By Wednesday's-Anything Goes as long as it has a fairy or butterfly

+Pause Dream Enjoy-Use Brown and Orange

+Sentimental Sundays-Pumpkins (her skirt and hat)

+Cupcake Inspirations-based on this photo (I used the colors)

+Fresh Brewed Designs-Photo Inspiration