Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Charlie Blog Candy

The usual kind of Charlie Candy this time of year is Chocolate Charlie. But if you are a paper crafter this Charlie Candy is even better! Click here to enter and win.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crafty Fox Cards Pro Marker Giveaway

Hi everyone, Mandy at Crafty Fox Cards is giving away a set of Pro Markers. Click here for details and to enter.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fairy Merry Christmas and Challenges!

Well, I really need a new camera! Maybe Santa will bring me one. You know it is going to be a bad day, when you leave home made glue dots out drying on wax paper and wake up to find them stuck to the cat.  I did warn him that many challenges called for things with fur.  I am not above sticking him to cardstock.

This digi image is from Charmed Cards and Crafts. They have some beautiful images and several freebies so you can try before you buy. This is Holly and I placed her in a digital frame from a digital kit, I cut out around the frame (and her feet whoo hoo..I can be a card making jedi). The papers are DCWV. I am entering this card in the following challenges: (I can see you rolling your eyes! Santa sees you too!)
  1. The Sweet Stop-Sketch Challenge
  2. The Crafty Pad-Snowflakes
  3. I Did it Creations-Anything Goes
  4. Scrappy Frogs-Christmas Cards
  5. One Stop Craft-Christmas Cuties
  6. Christmas Stampin-Christmas and Anything goes
  7. Crafty Catz-Christmas
  8. Charisma Cardz-For the Girls
  9. Hodge Podge Shop-Anything Goes
  10. Stamp Insanity-Try something new (trimming around the feet and letting them dangle)
  11. Stampin B's -Holiday Card
  12. ABC Christmas-X is for Christmas
  13. Fresh Brewed- Christmas/Winter
  14. Inktegrity-Anything Goes
  15. Simon Says-Let it Snow
  16. Creative Belli-R embellishments
  17. Fab n Funky-Anything Goes
  18. Scrapbook Sister-Let it Snow
  19. Artful Inkables-Die cuts and punches
  20. A Spoon Full of Sugar-Anything Goes
  21. Digital Tuesday-Digi and Let it Snow
  22. Papertake Weekly-Cut it out
  23. Everybody Art-Use Shapes
  24. Really Reasonable Ribbon-Christmas and a Ribbon
  25. Delicious Doodles-Celebrations
  26. Paper Cutz-Anything Goes
  27. The TownScrapper-Color Challenge
  28. Crafts and Me-Christmas and Snowflakes
  29. Top Tip Tuesday-Layer upon Layer
  30. Stamp it Crazy-Christmas Free for All
  31. Karber Christmas-Use a Digi
Thanks to all the wonderful and generous crafters that share their talent and their time to bring us challenges. Thanks for looking!


New Challenge Blog! CraftyHazelnut's Chrismas Challenge And Blog Candy

Well I just heard about a new challenge blog starting on January 1,  2011. It will beweekly Christmas card challenges all year long, and I need all the help I can get! It is the CraftyHazelnuts Christmas Challenge Blog you can check them out here. There is still time to get in on the candy and you can sign up to follow them now :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I received the Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you Kimberly!

This is my first honor bestowed by a fellow blogger! Kimberly at Scrap it Girl has picked me to receive this wonderful award! Stop by her blog when you are blurfing (blog surfing) and Pay her a visit! Ok so there are rules to be followed for this award and they are:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this

2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

8 Things about me:
  1. I believe Diet Coke is nectar of the Gods.  My children have been instructed that, when I leave this earth and go to the great LSS in the sky, that at minimum a two liter bottle of Diet Coke must be placed in my coffin..it's going to be a long trip.
  2. I work for a local court where we deal with mostly traffic and misdemeanors. It is very much like that old show Night Court. Don't make me tell you about naked lawn mower guy.
  3. I try to find humor in most daily things including the stresses. It's how I deal and mostly how I craft :)
  4. I am a papercraft supply hoarder. I have two year old Cricut cartridges still in factory plastic. This has gotten to the point I don't always know what I have or where it is lol.  I said I hoarded, I didn't say I always got around to using them.
  5. I love animals.  I am my cat's staff member and we had hamsters for awhile (the lil fat girls). I have compassion for all animals even the non pet variety. Example: A skunk moved into my garage, friends said get someone to shoot it, I said I don't want to kill it, I just want it to choose to live else where. I still park in the driveway. Which sucks because it is becoming window scraping season.
  6. I love a bargain, shopping online and free shipping.
  7. I am bowled over by the generosity and willingness to share tips and talent of so many of the papercrafters in blog land.  From free products, to tutorials, to giveaways, to those lovely comments of encouragement. I have learned so much and am totally grateful.
  8. I am a Challenge Ho.  It takes me all day to make a card so I try to get the most of it LOL!
Ok..now I pick 8 people to give this to:

  1. Danielle at Fun and Mental Changes- Generous with everyone, very encouraging. Such a warm and kind person who has an ongoing feud with Martha Stewart.  Pay her a visit!
  2. Kristel at KAndrew designs- This woman does it all, creates svg files, tutorials, inspirational projects, giveaways. Always responds to questions and never makes you fell silly. From my blog..to hers.  Pay her a visit!
  3. Eulanda at Cards and More Cards  . I love her sense of humor and her blog is a great source of inspiration. I love the projects and her style. Plus..she too is staff to a cat :). Pay her a visit!
  4. Penny Duncan at Penny Duncan Creations- Another oh so generous crafter.  She has tons of  free SVG files on her blog that can be cut on your cricut.  The scalloped corners on my Grumpy Gretchen card are from her.  She is sweet, talented and generous with her files and her praise. Pay her a visit!
  5. Paulette at Create with TLC- She is so generous and talented.  I have used many of her sentiments, many are free.  She has new things to offer daily. Pay her a visit!
  6. Iris at Iris's Spot- Iris is ten years old and she runs a challenge blog. That's enough for an award right there! She has lovely projects on display to provide inspiration. Pay her a visit!
  7. Creative Cowgirls Challenge Blog-Brand new challenge blog, I have entered and received so many kind comments from their team. I plan to visit them often and you should Pay them a visit!
  8. M.A.G. Challenge by the Page-I have yet to enter the challenge but I am going to! They take a Cricut Cartridge and then pick a page from the booklet that comes with that cartridge, and the challenge is to create a project using only cuts on that page of the booklet.  Maybe I will open some of those cartridges. Pay them a visit!
Thanks again Kimberly for thinking of me :)

Grumpy Gretchen Christmas and Challenges

Wow, first let me apologize for this picture.  I had the hardest time with this card today and have no idea why. From the designing to the coloring *sigh*.  This is of course Grumpy Gretchen from Digi's with Attitude. Please do not judge the artist based on this card, it's not Gretchen, it's me! Go see for yourself LOL! I combined 3 Grumpy Gretchen images for this card and used the sentiment Ho Ho Ho. Of course the inside says "Hey, who you calling a Ho?" I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: (If I hadn't already chosen a name for this blog I would surely name it "Challenge HO", you know you are thinking it LOL)

  1. Digi's With Attitude-Pink, Silver and Black
  2. Christmas Stampin-Christmas Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Catz- Christmas
  4. No time to Stamp- Use Black
  5. Totally Paper Crafts-Non Traditional Christmas
  6. ABC-X is for Xmas
  7. The Creative Cottage-Non Traditional Christmas
  8. Fresh Brewed-Christmas
  9. Inktegrity-Anything Goes
  10. Fab n Funky-Anything Goes
  11. Scrapbook Sisters-Let it Snow
  12. Artful Inkables-Die cuts or punches
  13. A Spoon Full of Sugar-Anything Goes
  14. Digital Tuesday-Let it Snow
  15. Papertake Weekly-Die cuts or punches
  16. One Stitch at a Time-Season or Event
  17. Scrappy Frogs-Christmas
  18. Delicious Doodles-Celebrations
  19. Lollipop Crafts-Christmas
  20. Crafts and Me-Snow Flakes
  21. Creative Cowgirls-Anything Goes
  22. Stamping Vacation-No Fall Colors
  23. Stamping Vacation-Corner Adornment
  24. Pile it On-Let Winter Inspire
  25. Top Tip Tuesday-Layers (Thanks Leanne!)
  26. Simon Says-Let it Snow (Thanks Lorraine!)
  27. Paper Cutz-Anything Goes
  28. ECP-Snow
  29. Fussy and Fancy-Christmas no Red or Green
  30. Karber Christmas-Christmas and use a Digi
  31. Hodge Podge-Anything Goes
Even though I worked hard on this card, it is not my best work LOL. Thanks for all those who provide us with challenges and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

EXTRA! EXTRA! Craft us Crazy Design Team Call

Craft Us Crazy is having a Design Team Call. Read all about it here!

Bombshell Stamps Follow this Blog Contest!

Hey everyone Bombshell Stamps has started a new challenge blog and they are running a contest for their followers.  Check it out here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birthday Card for Christian and Challenges!

Card Front

Inside Card
Hi everyone I just listed this card on like 18 challenges and then deleted my post. What a day! Anyway this is a birthday card for my Grandson Christian. The image is Kenny K's Cool Kid.  The frame and confetti are from a digi scrapbook kit, sorry not sure whose. The photo's suck but lucky for me Random.Org does not deduct points for crappy photography! I am entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Delicious Doodles-Anything Goes
  2. Hodge Podge Shop-Anything Goes
  3. Crafty Creations-Beautiful Insides
  4. Fresh Brewed-Show your style
  5. Paper Romance-Use Favorite Things
  6. Creative Cowgirls-Anything Goes
  7. One Stitch at a Time-Event (Birthday)
  8. Karber Weekly Challenge-Digi and for a family member
Special thank you to all the sponsors and crafters that provide challenges! Thanks for looking!

NOT a Halloween Card and Challenges (Get Well)

Card Front

Inside of Card
I have a dear friend who recently had "elective" surgery LoL.  It is a secret or suppose to be, so I made her this card for those select few of us that know her secret, so we can sign and send this to her while she is on "vacation" this  week. The image is a Halloween bobblehead by Bugaboo stamps, I just cropped it to use the head. The second photo is the inside of the card. I am sorry I don't know who the artist is of the lady, if you recognize this as your work, please let me know so I can give proper credit. (Once this posts I have to RUN to my facebook page and delete it, because my blog feeds to my page and she would KILL me) So this is my take on a Get Well Card for the "Elective" surgery! (I REALLY wanted to enter this into the "Well Preserved" Challenge at No Time to Stamp LOL but they specified "food")I have entered this card in the following challenges:
  1. Delicious Doodles-Anything Goes
  2. Crafty Catz-Get Well
  3. Ellephantastic-Use a Butterfly
  4. Oh Alice-Use a Butterfly
  5. Daring Cardmakers-3 of anything (Patterned Papers)
  6. Hodge Podge Shop-Anything Goes
  7. Colour Create-Robin Egg Blue, Sea Foam Green,  Cream
  8. Southern Girls-Favorite Color
  9. Crafty Creations-Beautiful Inside (of the card)
  10. Fresh Brewed-Show off your style
  11. Simon Says-Sparkle
  12. Stampin Royalty-Patterned Paper
  13. Digital Tuesday-Anything with wings
  14. If the shoe fits-Make it shine
  15. Paper Romance-Use some of your favorite things (Patterned papers and stickles)
As always, thanks to all the wonderful crafters who take the time to provide a challenge and then to inspire us to create! Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wee Memories 700 Follower Blog Candy!

I Love blog candy! Go over to Wee Memories and check out their blog candy! They are celebrating 700+ Followers! Check this out:

Now Go! Follow! Win!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pet Sympathy and Challenges

Hi everyone! Most of my friends, and myself included, treat our pets like family.  So when one is lost it is a very painful time.  I found this image from the amazing Mo Manning and the angel holding the kitten is just so moving.  She also has one of an angel with a puppy that I also purchased and will make into a card for my stash. I felt these images made perfect Pet Sympathy cards. My tip for Top Tip Tuesday would be, and I said this before but not as an actual "tip" you can make your own rhinestone flourishes using a stencil, rhinestones and  stratigically placed dabs of glue.  I also made the glimmer mist used on these flowers (they were white) using hair spray, pearl ex and Tim Holtz ink.  I don't have an exact recipe it was kind of like Dr. Frankenstein some of this, some of that, wa-la.  Unfortunately, my tip is usually what "not" to do (boy do I have a whole bunch of those)LOL.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
  1. Mo's Challenge Blog- Use Vellum or acetate (vellum on the tag)
  2. One Stitch at a time- Favorite Colors
  3. Secret Crafter-Sparkle and Shine
  4. Wee Memories- Patterned Paper
  5. Alphabet Challenge- C is for Cat
  6. Fairy Tale Challenge- Everything Goes
  7. Stamp Something- Use a Digi
  8. Wags'n Whiskers-Use Vellum
  9. AI Factory- Use a die cut or punch
  10. Charisma Cardz- Sympathy Card
  11. Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
  12. Pals Paper Arts-Inspirational Photo
  13. Sassy Studio Designs-Anything Goes
  14. CCEE Stampers-Store bought Flowers
  15. Fresh Brewed Designs-Use two patterned papers ( I did but covered most with embelies LOL)
  16. Digital Tuesday-Never used Stash( Vellum I have it in books! How old is that) and a Digi
  17. The Crazy Challenge-Things with wings
  18. Karber Weekly- An animal and a digi
  19. Stamp with Fun-Square
  20. Top Tip Tuesday- Use a Digi
  21. 4 Crafty Chicks- With Sympathy
As always big thanks to those who take time to create these challenges and to those that share their tips and talents! Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Card for DAT baby and Challenges!

Hi everyone, two cards in one week!! I am expecting a new grandchild the first week of December.  His name is Dominic Alexander Turner, who I affectionately call DAT Baby. (Think about it, DAT's cute, DAT's precious) Yeah Yeah, my son probably doesn't care for it either but well..I'm the boss of him. This is another Bugaboo image his name is Bentley. I know I know..I said I need to use other stamps, I have some printed off ready for coloring..don't judge me lol.

In Fort Wayne Indiana they have a warehouse that is only open from October until Christmas it is called Darlington Farms Warehouse, everything is 1.49.  I go every year and this year they had a ton of scrapbook and card making supplies.  Rubber stamps, paper, K & Company, Martha Stewart etc. So as I stood there, arguing with myself (much like Golam from Lord of the Rings) about whether or not I truly need more supplies I was approached by an elderly woman..probably 80 or so who says to me in a hushed tone "If you aren't already into this stuff (meaning the scrapbook supplies) ...run".  I turned to her with a look of defeat and said "too late"!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
  2. Incy Wincy-Sketch
  3. Fairytale Challenge-Everything Goes
  4. Stamp Something-Use a Digi
  5. Digi's With Attitude-Use 2 patterned papers, Ribbon and sparkle
  6. AI Factory-Die Cut or Punch
  7. Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
  8. Sassy Studio Designs-Anything Goes
  9. StampInsanity-Use Scraps and Left Overs
  10. Fab n Funky-Circles
  11. Fresh Brewed-2 or more Patterned Papers
  12. Your Next Stamp-YNS It Yellow, Nesties or Stickles
  13. The Buronesque Dolls-Anything Goes
  14. Digital Tuesday-Digi Stamp and Never used stash (button and fiber)
  15. Craft Your Passion-2 of Anything (Circles)
  16. Lexi's Creations-Anything Goes
  17. Crazy 4 Challenges-Square Card
Whew! Well as always thank you so much for the crafters that take the time and effort to challenge us, and thanks to you for looking!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Cards and Challenges

Hi fellow bloggers.  Like everyone else I am knee deep in trying to get Christmas cards together. This is Bugaboo's Stella, I really love Bugaboo stamps.  I have decided that I have so many digital stamps that each week I should choose a different designer to do at least 1 card or project. LOL that is my goal. My digi stamps are like my clothes, I have a lot of them but wear (use) the same ones all the time.
I think my flourishes turned out a little better this week, I still made my own but I used a stencil from I-Rock. I don't use the heat thingy, just the stencil.  I got my order from the Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium (LOVE THEM ) they have great prices I bought all the Tim Holtz distress ink pads (see card above "worn lipstick") and my I-Rock stencils.  All I do is mention a product I would like to have and the ladies give a prompt answer and usually add it to the store inventory at a great reduced price.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
  1.  Create4 Fun- Sketch Challenge
  2. Bee Crafty-Christmas
  3. Drunken Stampers-Punch Me (LoL I love the name of this blog)
  4. Paper Issues-Scallops
  5. Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
  6. One Stop Craft-Embossing
  7. Crafty Catz-Spots and Stripes 
  8. Crafty Ann's-Non Traditional Colours Christmas 
  9. Pixie Dust Challenge-Blue Pink and Lime Green
  10. StampInsanity-Punch Drunk Love (wonder if they have met the Drunken stampers)
  11. Craft Your Passion- Use two of Something (my flourish)
  12. Anything Goes-Emboss it
  13. Lexi's Creations- Anything Goes
  14. Digital Tuesday- Never used stash and a digi (Using my rhinestones!)
  15. ABC Challenge-H is for Holiday
  16. Fresh Brewed-2 or more patterned papers
  17. Burtonesque Dolls-Anything Goes
  18. Iris's Spot-Anything Goes
  19. Patti's Creations-Christmas
As always, thanks so much for the wonderful crafters who take the time to put together challenges to inspire us! Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kenny K's Name Those Kittenz Contest

Wow, contest to name Kenny K's new images!  I have no talent for this but would love to win LOL so I am giving it a try! Here they are:

A. Racey Rita
B. Blazing Betty
C.Shadey Sheila
D.Double D Dena
E.Firey Felicia
F. Puckering Paula
G Daphny DoRight
H Naughty Naomi
I V8 Violet
J Biker Benita
K Rodeo Roxy
l. Brickyard Barbara
LOL that was fun.  Join in with the contest at Bearly Mine Crafts! You could win an awesome digi if Kenny picks one of your names!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blog with Attitude Award

I love the Digi's with Attitude and Grumpy Gretchen! They have an award they give out (ok I signed up for it but..I digress) so to complete the badge requirements I have to list three things that are different about me and separate me from everyone else.  Let's see
1. I try to find humor in everything!
2. I have more time than money and try to concoct my own spinoff of scrap supplies (glue dots, glimmer mist, flourishes etc.) Even if...it takes ALL DAY!
3. I prefer snarky, funny sentiments rather than sappy  heart felt ones :)

Now I am to nominate 5 other people/blogs to get the award.

1.  Janie- GTC Crafty Corner 
2. Danielle-Fun and Mental Changes
3. Marlene-Disguised as a Grown Up
4.Michelle-Caffiene and Stamps (Your stay put bow has saved me LOL)
5. Tamara- Scrapcation Getaway

I would like to thank the above ladies for contributions they have made to my crafty life. Additionally, Marlene and Danielle make me laugh too! Follow the instructions girls there is a prize! Check out all the Grumpy Gretchen's while you are there, follow them and check out the challenges!!

Thanks for reading this!