Saturday, November 29, 2014

Let It Snow!

There's a new Sweet Stampin' Challenge today - and it's going to be a good one...

Theme: Let It Snow!

Please join the fun by creating a snow'y project!

November 29 - December 5

Sponsor: Quixotic Paperie
£10 Voucher

Here's my card:

Here's the inside:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image/Sentiment: North Coast Creations "Let It Snow"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Designer Paper: Recollections Fa La La Paper Pad
Embellishments: Spare Parts Starburst Brad and Stickles Glitter Glue

Friday, November 28, 2014

Calendar Girls Go Shopping

It's the 28th of November - and it's Black Friday! So the Calendar Girls blog group are going shopping!

Barb suggested a theme for this month's challenge - Make a card about anything dealing with shopping. Isn't that fun?!?

I actually LOVE the crowds, the chaos, the frenzy of Black Friday shopping, so I wanted to capture the "Black Friday" aspect of the theme on my card. Therefore I searched for some free clipart and found just what I wanted HERE. I also went with a mostly black color scheme (just a bit of white and gray) for my card.

I didn't photograph the inside of my card (*gasp!) because the inside is simply some layered black and white cardstock - BORING!

I hope you'll stop by the other Calendar Girl blogs to see their shopping adventures. You'll find the links in  my left sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: free clip art
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons and Studio G Ribbon

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Story of the Candy Cane

I's time for a new {PIN}Spirational Challenge...

Challenge #129

November 25 - December 8

Here's the {PIN}Spirational Photo:

The sponsors for this challenge are:


We {heart} our Sponsors!

Here's my card:

images donated by Doodle Pantry

Here's the inside:

I hope you'll participate in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Images: Doodle Pantry Candy Cane Poem
Ink: Copic Markers and Zig Wink of Stella Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Embellishments: Michael's Pearls and Rhinestones

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fun at the Pumpkin Farm

There's a new MelonHeadz Friends Challenge today...

November 24 - December 7

Theme: Include a Pumpkin

Here's my card: 

The inside of my card:

I hope you'll participate in the MelonHeadz Friends "Pumpkin" Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Images: MelonHeadz Illustrating Punkin Patch 1 Bundle
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishment: Oriental Trading Pumpkin Ribbon/Brad and Ribbon scrap from an unknown vendor

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Peek at My Week

It’s Friday, so it’s time for…


Something I loved about this week…

Okay, technically, it was the end of last week (Saturday) but I absolutely LOVED the worship times at the Women’s Forum I attended! Travis Cottrell was the worship leader and even though he was fighting a virus and at the time – and on some pretty strong medication – he led us to the throne of God! WOW!!!

If you’re unfamiliar with Travis, click HERE to hear one of his songs.

Something I learned this week…

A person CAN survive a day without heat. Our new furnace arrived and the installation began early on Thursday morning. It took ALL DAY to install it and during that time we obviously didn’t have a furnace. But the temperatures were tolerable and the installation man was courteous and thorough. Oh, and on a funny note, when he left at 4:45 P.M., the fire alarms were blaring – as the new smell burned off of the furnace he’d just installed. But now our house is warm again – and hopefully our fuel bill will be lower now thanks to a high efficiency furnace vs. the one that was barely limping by and needed replaced.

Somewhere I went this week…

I didn’t leave town – since I’m decorating for Christmas. So I guess other than to church, to a meeting at an office here in town, and to the grocery store, I haven’t gone anywhere.

Something I created this week…

A HUGE mess! On Tuesday we got the Christmas decorations out – there are boxes EVERYWHERE in my teeny tiny house. EEK! But soon we will have everything looking nice.

Every year – no matter how many trees I put up (up to 43, our highest number) – I always start with Brock’s room. He just seems to not pester me much about the mess/transformation once his room is finished. This year was no exception. I started there. I put up the little decorations, including Christmas rubber duckies, Christmas bears (yes, even the bear he got for his first Christmas), his taxi from when he was a toddler learning to walk with Kermit from a visit to Disney World sitting in the driver’s seat, etc.

Oh, and did I mention, his 6’ tree. I put it together and string the lights and put the puppet bear on the top (that’s the tree topper) while Brock is at work. Then when he gets home, he puts the ornaments on it. He usually does a VERY good job at that. He doesn’t tend to put ornaments on the back side that is against the wall, but he does get ornaments on all of the other sides. Well, that’s what he NORMALLY does. Not so, this year.

This is what you see when you enter his bedroom door:

But I guess if you get into the room and look back at the tree, it doesn’t look too bad. ;)

Something I’m going to do this weekend…

I am going to keep decorating! It will also be a busy day at church on Sunday. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but I am helping our youth leader on Sunday nights, which means I prepare the food. We usually have 12-15 youth…. and they LOVE to eat….. a lot! I really am glad I get to hang out with them!

Something I want to accomplish next week…

I plan to have the Christmas decorations up before Thanksgiving day – and the boxes put away! A lofty goal – oh if you could see my house right now, you’d think it’s impossible!

Did I take the 30-Minute Challenge this week?
What is a 30-Minute Challenge? Basically, I choose something to do – perhaps it’s an organization task that is calling out to me, or a topic I want to research, or (*gasp!) an exercise I want to try, etc. – and I set the timer and invest 30 minutes in that challenge.

Oops! No, I didn’t.
*me bad*

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate you so much!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

To Color or Not to Color (Part 2)

Last Wednesday I posted a card featuring a fantastic dachshund stamp manufactured by JessicaLynnOriginal. I didn't color the image and wasn't sure I liked it that way. You can see that card by clicking HERE.

I've now colored the  image - on that same card. Let me know what you think... is this card best colored or uncolored?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I ♥ Pizza

Today is the day that the Mystery Image card swap is due. I am the hostess this round, which means I sent the image that all the swappers used.

I ♥ Pizza AND SugarPea Designs stamps, too...

Pizza anyone?

As the hostess, I can choose to create a card or not... today I'll show you two of the cards I've made with the SugarPea Designs Pizza My Heart stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image/Sentiment: Sugar Pea Designs Pizza My Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections (Black, Red, and White)
Designer Paper: Paper Pizazz (Brick Wall and Brown Leather)
Embellishments: Red Brads from an unknown vendor
Additional Item: Pizza Paper (from a party invitation)