Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Some time off

It sure was busy before the holidays with all the Design Team work.  It is really nice to have some time off right now.  Or so it seems...just cause you don't see posting anything at the moment, doesn't  mean I am not working on anything.  I am working on items for all 3 design teams and once the New Year rolls around you will see some new releases, and lots of fun from all 3 artists. 

NettieG's Digital Gems
HappiLeigh's Scrappin

Friday, December 24, 2010

NettieG's Challenge #3

Wow another week has passed again. 

Did you enjoy Mary and Baby Jesus? 
The most fitting image I have seen for the Christmas Holiday. 

Being the day before Christmas, I took this wreath and did a little something different to it.  My Christmas cards were done and in the mail.  Since there were no embellishments on the wreath, I thought it could be used for any occasion.  So it's my first Valentine's Day Card!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Be sure to link your project up to NettieG's Digital Gem's Challenge Blog by 11:59 PM EST December 31, 2010.    

Friday, December 17, 2010

NettieG's 2nd Blog Challenge

Can you believe it has been a week already!!  Time for the next step in NettieG's progressive challenge.  If you took part in last week's challenge, making a project with the Sewing Tree, I emailed you the new image.  If you didn't take part last week, no fear, you can stop by NettieG's Store and purchase it.

The new image is....

Mary and Baby Jesus

What a fitting image for the week before Christmas!!  

Now I have seen next week's image.  It's free!!  Just make a project using Mary and Baby Jesus nby Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST and I will email you the new image. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Delightful Inspirations Weekly Challenge

This week's challenge at Delightful Inspirations was fun.  A sliding polar bear!!  How cute is he.  I took him and used some Arleen's Glitter Snow as a base for him to slide on and of course the snow was falling too, to make it more fun.  I thought this would be a cute little note card to send off to my daughter in mid January.  Of course she is in Alabama so about the only snow she will see is on this card.  LOL. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

HappiLeigh's Scrappin

Well I am mentioned a bit ago I won the first week's challenge for HappiLeigh's Scrappin Challenge.  Well I am honored to say, Leigh is putting a design team together and I will be part of the design team.  Come the first week of January, I will no longer be taking part in the challenges.  Is it January yet?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Guylou's Christmas Card Challenge

I love this image from Guylou at Guylou's Inimitability.  This is Chuck sledding and he looks to me like he is about to knock over a bunch of kids on that sled.  He has a evil grin on his face. 

I cut some snowflakes with my Cricut and then Stickled them.  The paper is from DCWV's jumbo stack 'Tis the Season.  And I have used Arleen's Glitter Snow in front of the sled.  This is a fun card. 

Happileigh's Doodles

Well another week as passed, and I have to say I was shocked to be the first place winner HappiLeigh Scrappin challenge last week.  I used the freebie this week and created this fun card.  Nice break from Christmas cards, which I am happy to say, other than 2 more challenges, I have my cards done. 

With this card, I used some ribbon and tiny flowers that were a random act of kindness from a friend far away.  And the flowers in the corner are from Pizzazz Aplenty.  Nice to think spring time flowers when winters here. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

NettieG's First Blog Challenge

We have waited all week and it is finally here. 

NettiG has a wonderful free image.  A Sewing Tree.  What a super image to use on a Christmas Card for the Crafter in your life.  Since we are crafters I know we know crafters. 

I used some White Buckingham Lace from Pizzazz Aplenty
                   Paper is from 'Tis the Season Stack by DCWV
                   Red ribbon is from Michaels
                   Buttons and star brad was from my stash 

I hope you will join me over at NettieG's and make her first Challenge a huge success!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Delightful Inspirations

Brand new month, Brand new digi from Delightful Inspirations.  This week's image is Poinsettia.  One of my favorite Christmas images.  A couple of weeks ago, my cousin and I chatted about our favorite Christmas images and we said we would send each other a Christmas card with one and try to see if we would come up with different images.  Tune it to see if she sends me something different.  :)

GlitterBabe and Pizzazz Aplenty

Today I am a Guest Design Team Member for GlitterBabe and come January I will be full time Design Team Member, and I am so excited. Have you seen Stef's images? If not, you should. And as the name says everything has glitter. Remember me, the Glitter Queen a while back. Everything I made had glitter on it...what a match made in heaven. Now ya'll can just guess where I found Stef. Crafter's Digital Art Center, of course.

Today's challenge. A Christmas card with no red and no green. Do you have any idea how hard that is?? Take a look at this SnowMan. Isn't he cute? Well he had holly on his hat. I fixed that!! Thanks to this week's sponsor, Pizzazz Aplenty, I put 3 silver rhinestones where the holly rid of the red and green!! Aren't the reindeer cute!!! They, too, are from Pizzazz Aplenty. Paper is from Michaels and of course there is glitter around they picture and in the buckle on the hat.

I want to take a moment and tell you all about Judy at Pizzazz Aplenty. Customer service is GREAT. I placed an order, she had it out the next day, emailed me with the delivery confirmation number. When I got it I was amazed at how well packaged everything was. From now on, I am buying my bling and pizzazz from the comfort of my craft room and not the craft store!!!

Hope you liked my card. See ya'll soon!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Stylish Blog Award

Thank you Char for tagging with the stylish blog award again.  I appreciate and love it. 

NettieG's Very First Blog Challenge

I hope ya'll come visit us over at NettieG's Challenge Blog on Friday.  As Lead Design Gem, I can tell you the design gems are working at putting together some excellent cards to show off the first image to be used in the challenge.  And I have it on high authority, that the image will be free.  So be sure to join us over at NettieG's Friday and join in on the fun! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

Wow I don't know what to say!!  Recently my online buddies Kristal from Getting Cricky and Trina from Trina Makes Stuff  surprised me by giving me a Stylish Blogger Award. Thank you both so much! To accept this award, there are a few duties I have to fulfill:
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.

Number 1 - Check!

Number 2 - Here goes...

1. I married my best friend 
2. I met my best friend/hubby online
3. I have a son and daughter-in-law who live in Philly
4. I have a daughter who attends Auburn University
5. I have a step daughter who is a senior in high school and loves to bowl
6. I have a step son who is a junior in high school
7. I am owned by 5 black female cats and 1 white male cat
8. I am also owned by an African Grey, Senegal, and Quaker

Number 3 - I read so many blogs regularly that this is a little hard, but...
1.  Boni
2. Beccy
3. Stef
4. Guylou
5. NettieG
6. Penny
7. Judy
8. Carly

Last notify those who I have given the award to...and I have done that.  Thanks for being my friends. Hugs and Love

Monday, December 6, 2010

WooHoo another MileStone

Wow things are happening so fast.  I just hit what I would call a huge milestone!!!!  I have had 350 blog comments.  350 comments from followers.  How cool is that?!?!  Thanks guys.  Ya'll know how to make my day even brighter!!  Love ya'll

Change in Plans

What plans have change? Well over at NettieG's Challenge Blog, I got a bumped up from design team member to design team leader. Lots more work, challenges that aren't all of the paper craft variety, and a whole lot more fun. I can't wait to see what each day is going to hold for me now. :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

All Dressed Up

Had you thinking, did I? No I am not all dressed up. Silly. My and jeans are as dressed up as this gal gets these days. It's the sentiment I used on this cute card!! Isn't the digi cute?!?! It's a Tiffany Doodles image and is the image to be used in the new embellishment challenge over at Crafter's Digital Art Center. Every 2 weeks CDAC does a new round of 5 challenges. The embellishment challenge this round is simple. Use the snowlady image and a sentiment. Snowlady is All Dressed Up and Ready for the Holidays...are you?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mixed Artists

I learned how to take images and layer then together this week. So this is an image from Delightful Inspirations and 2 images from Nana Vickie. Just a quick simple little note card.

Light Box

A while back I was chatting with some friends over on Crafter's Digital Art Center (have I told you lately how much I love CDAC) how pictures of our cards don't look as good as the cards do IRL (in real life). Well the talk then turned to cameras and light boxes and a website was given on how to make an inexpensive light box. It looked fairly easy and I know my dear sweet hubby could put something together like this, so I mentioned it to him. He said, sure, as long as he had the directions. So off I went, pulled the site up, hit print, stapled it and put it by his chair to read. He said it wouldn't be a problem. Of course small pushes were needed, but he did it. Here is the picture.

Told I share my room with storage. LOL. The most expensive part is the clamp light. All of $7. Box was free. Larry gave up a white T-shirt...such a sweetie. The display easel is from the dollar store. The had 4 and I couldn't make up my mind, so Larry said just take all 4 will ya. Ok no problem. LOL.

This is the first picture I took using the light box...then realized I needed to take care of the inside of the box.

There is a better picture after putting the white paper on the inside of the box. Of course I was off center, but I needed to get going and I still have a few things I am need to work out. But even at this, the pictures are much better. I hope I have inspired you! If I can do this, so can you.

NettieG's First Challenge

It's Thursday and it's NettieG's first challenge. NettieG is a sweet lady who has been an artist for years and she has just recently went digital. She is one of the newest artists at Crafter's Digital Art Center. (See new stuff happening over there all the time...if you aren't a member, you need to be).

On to the challenge...NettieG's Digital Gems Blog very first challenge. NettieG is sharing this free image which has been a family favorite since 1990!! The challenge is, brown and purple (which is NettieG's favorite color!!). Being that is December I was stuck on this being a Christmas image and I thought blue and purple aren't Christmas colors. How on earth am I going to make this work??? So I worked up 2 at the same in the blue, purple and brown and the other in grey, red and brown, which is what NettieG said she was trying so hard not to say. Well I couldn't get it out of my head. In the end, even as a Christmas card, I love the blue and purple. But you should use Candy's spin on it. Not a Christmas card!! And I can see myself using it as she did.

Now if you love this image...which how can you not? sure to stop by NettieG's Store and check out all her images. And since the image we used in our cards is FREE (gotta love them freebies) I wanna see your cards in the challenge!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Friend, New Blog, New Challenge, New Group on CDAC

I had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with Leigh. She is a very talented artist, who has started a new blog Happileigh Scrappin' and has her very first challenge. And to top it off she now has a group on CDAC!!! Now if ya'll been following me, you know my love for CDAC. Now this challenge is a bit different cause members vote on the winners. How fun is that?? I can't wait to see everyone's cards!!! I used the FREE (you know I love 'e, freebies) digi for this challenge. Isn't that teddy just adorable!!!