Sunday, November 29, 2009

My 1st Magnolia

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend... the weather has been absolutely beautiful here the past few days.. mid-70's in late November.  A little unusual for this time of year, but I'm not complaining- I love it!

Last week was my sister's birthday... waited for her to receive the card before I post it here! 

I used a Magnolia image of Tilda- my first!  She is just so sweet... (I drew in the wood fence she's sitting on with my Copic multiliner pen).  I also thought it fit well with the "Color-It" challenge over on Caardvarks!
Tilda birthday

Tilda sitting
- Tilda, Bow Sitting Sideways (Magnolia)
- Patterned Paper (Bloom & Grow- My Mind's Eye)
- Copic Markers, Multiliner pen, White gel ink pen
- Other: Ribbon, Stickles, buttons

Happy Birthday (again) Sis!  Love you!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

BIG Announcement!!

Hi again!  (this is my second post of the day so be sure to scroll down for the ISS blog hop!)

I am fortunate enough to have met some fabulous people in the blogging world that share my love (& addiction) to all things crafty!  My super talented friend Jane recently became an illustrator for Squigglefly and was looking for a team to help her showcase her "doodles"- her drawings are so cute I could help but to jump at the chance to 'help'!!

So.. I am proud to say that I am a member of...

I am so excited! and SO excited for Jane to be illustrating for Squigglefly!  Here are the 2 of the cards I made using her doodles.

First is Monster Smiley... he makes me think of Mike Wazowski from the movie, Monsters Inc- but instead of making him green.. I covered him in red flock!  Thought he would be a perfect card to send to one of my nephew's for this birthday next week :)
Jane's Monster Smiley

Jane's Monster

And then with Christmas right around the corner I made this circle card with Jane's cute Reindeer Badge... couldn't help but to give him a shiny red nose

Jane's Reindeer badge

Jane's Reindeer

Go check out what my other NEW team members have done! 


Thanks Jane for choosing me to be apart of your team!

ISS Blog Hop: Ornaments!

Hi Everyone!! 

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you all survived the "Black Friday" shopping madness and came home with lots of good deals! 

It's blog hop time over on InStyle Stamps! You should have arrived here from Melissa's blog, if not be sure to go back to ISS blog to start from the beginning.  This month's theme is ornaments.  When I heard that I knew exactly what I wanted to do- I used super adorable Sandy to make my ornaments.

I printed her two different sizes to fit my projects- just another reason why I love the digital images so much!  First, I printed her small (about 2.5") to make her fit inside this glass bulb ornament. I printed her twice,  flipped one of the images to sandwich a string in between the layers so you see her on both sides of the ornament, along with some fun chunky glitter for snow!
ISS Ornament

ISS BH Ornanment

For my second ornament, I used my Labels 1 nestabilites set and cut out 4 pieces of cardstock all of the same size.  I printed Sandy a little larger and mounted her with pop dots on both sides of the ornament.
ISS Blog Hop 11/27
ISS 2 Ornaments
- Sandy (InStyle Stamps)
- Ink: Copic Markers
- Labels 1 Nestabilities
- Other: Chunky Glitter, White flock, Liquid Applique, button, ribbon, string, gems

Thanks for coming by, your next stop on the hop is to JOY!!  Be sure to end the hop back on the ISS blog
to vote for your favorite design team's project and for a chance to win!! 

In case you get lost in the hop, here's the order:
Lysa ** you are here**
Jodi S.

Don't forget there's still time to go HERE and save an instant 5% on ISS goodies!

Happy Hopping!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Emi's Party!

Hiya!  Hope you all had a great weekend! I surely did- spent my Saturday preparing for & celebrating my niece's (see post here) 1st birthday party!

I made her cake & cupcakes- here's how they turned out...

I think Emi liked them what do you think?

I also made some decorations too.. but didn't get a picture- will have to wait til I can get it from my sister.

And of course I had to make her a birthday card too!  I used Cupcake Cutie Fhiona stamp set from Your Next Stamp- it was just perfect with the 1 candle on her cupcake!
YNS Emi's 1bday
YNS Fhiona
- Cupcake Cutie Fhiona (Your Next Stamp)
- Loop Edge & Corner punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Copic Markers, Copic multiliner- for the sidewalk
- Other: Stickles, ribbon, white gel pen, Thickers stickers (American Crafts), prima flower, gem

Thanks for stopping by.. looking forward to the short work week ahead.  Can't wait for Thanksgiving & and hopefully finding some smokin' hot deals from Black Friday shopping!

Until next time... Hugs!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Holidays Are Comin'!

Hi there!  Hope you are all doing well- it's almost Friday- Woohoo!

It really hit me this week how quickly the holidays are creeping up on us- I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week- I still have a lot of shopping left to do!

I finally had the time to participate in the challenge over at Hero Arts this week.  Shari's hosting the challenge to use "trimmings" and my floor is scattered with pieces of scrap paper and pieces of ribbon that are too small to wrap or tie a bow with (just asked my DH!) so this week's challenge is perfect to use all those bits!

My fab sister let me borrow her super adorable Holiday Dolls set - I couldn't help but to ink them up right away! I'm not usually a big fan of using non-traditional colors for holiday cards, but she's just too cute to color in the standard red & green!

Holiday Girl

Holiday girl
- Holiday dolls; Jolly Christmas (Hero Arts)
- Scalloped circle; Standard circle nestabilities
- Snowflakes embossing folder
- Snowflake punch; Loopy loop border punch (Martha Stewart)
- Ink: Versafine; Copic markers
- Other: String, ribbon, felt ribbon, stickles, button, gems

Hope you have a great night!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Easy-peasy Easel Card!

Hi there! 

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post!  Things have been a little hectic the past few weeks and I haven't been able to spend as much time as I like to at my craft desk...

But was happy to be at it again since it was my turn over on the ISS blog again to host the Method Monday! I'm not sure about you- but I was noticing a little trend of EASEL CARDS popping up on multiple blogs recently- I thought they were the coolest thing and just had to give it a try.. and it's SO EASY!

Here is the card I made, and check out the tutorial here
Easel (front)

Easel (side)

Check it out- if you look over at my sidebar you'll notice a link only for the month of NOVEMBER for an instant 5% discount off your purchase and InStyle Stamps!! Go quick.. there's only a few weeks left!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Emi's ONE!!

Hello Everyone! Sorry I have been MIA the past few days...

I did want to pop in and share this little project I did since my super cutiepie niece turned ONE yesterday!!

And these are the invitations I made for her FIRST birthday party!!

Emi's invite

Leaning Ava
- Leaning Ava (InStyle Stamps); Numbers (Recollections, Michaels)
- Patterned Paper (Recollections, Michaels)
- Copics, white gel pen (Inkssentials)

- Curlie Girlie diecut alphabet (Sizzix); Labels 1 Nesties; Mini flower punch
- Other: Stickles, gems

Thanks for stopping in and hope you have a wonderful Sunday evening :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday Challenge: Felt

Hello - Happy Hump day!! 

Today was my turn again on the *new* InStyle Stamps blog to host Wednesday Challenge.  The challenge is to use felt on your project.  I used this super cute Snowman Chick digi image, added some felt ribbon I picked up at the last scrapbook show I went to, and some buttons & voila!

I also used the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday challenge here


- Snowman Chick (InStyle Stamps)
- Felt ribbon (Queen & Co.); Red felt button (Maya Road)
- Copic markers
- Snowflake punch (Martha Stewart)
- Other: buttons, stickles, string

For your chance to win a digi image of your choice head over to the InStyle Stamps blog today.  You have until Tuesday, November 10th and you must use at least 1 ISS image & felt on your project.  I can't wait to see what you all do!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!

To my DH!  We are celebrating our 2nd Anniversary today :)

Happy Anniversary!

Anniversary couple
- Images: 50's Sweeheart (The Greeting Farm); All Occasion Messages (Hero Arts)
- Scallop border punch (Stampin' Up!)
- Patterned paper (Me & My Big Ideas)
- Copic Markers
- Other: String, buttons, felt buttons (Maya Road)

Thanks for stopping in today- hope you have a FABULOUS day!

Monday, November 2, 2009

New InStyle Stamps blog

InStyle Stamps has a new blog!! Check it out here & update your bookmarks!

The first 75 150 people to subscribe to the blog by 6 pm, Monday, November 9th will be given a free digital image or free digital paper of their choice. See the details & leave a comment on this post with your email address.

Go check it out!! And don't forget about the SALE!