Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winter Wishes

I was going to enter this into a couple of challenges and realized that I didn't use a digi on it, LOL....oh well, I found a challenge at Our Creative Corner. The challenge was to make a tag......I put mine on a card, hope that was ok, lol. I am really enjoying my Cuttlebug too. The Winter Wishes and dove I cut from some papers that my friend Donna sent me.

tag, you're it

I think this is my new fav color combo! I love how this turned out. I love to layer and at 2 Sketches 4 You was able to do just that with their last sketch of the year. I thought it was a challenge but seems it wasn't but since I'd already made the card I thought oh well, LOL.....enjoy!

White with a splash of ...blue

I love using white with just a splash of another color. For this one I decided to use blue. I used the snowflake embossing folder and scalloped one side....the poinsettia stamp is one I bought a few years ago. I used a pigment blue ink from Studio, added a few clear gems to the middle...I'm entering this at Crafty Cardmakers - White & Splash

Seasons Greetings

yummy candy! I used my Cricut to cut the candy canes and candy...I love how this turned out so I think I'll make a few more for my grandchildren in different colors....I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Die Cut Dreams - Sweets and Candy


with all of the wonderful challenges that are out there, I am well on my way to getting my Christmas cards done, yeah! So I made a few more cards last night. This one is made from a 12" pc of card stock. I cut the santa out and mounted him onto the script background, used some brown ribbon and gems to finish it. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges: script paper
Allsorts - monochrome

Monday, November 29, 2010

for the girls

dark purple, hot pink and yellow! wow what a combination, LOL! I wanted it to match with the little girl digi image (from Little Musings) I coloted but I'm not sure it's working for me! oh well....I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
Our Daily Bread - Snowlakes
Whoopsi Daisy - Let's Get all Girly

red, blue and green xmas card

I've had this digi image for ages but am not sure where I got it from, so if anyone knows please let me know so I can give credit. I don't have it on my puter either...weird! Anyways I think it's just so cute I had to use it. I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Adorn those Corners
The Pink Elephant - blue, green, red color combo

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Red and Green Candy Cane

This card turned out rather cute. The candy cane stamp is one I bought at my local dollar store as are the gems. I used the snowflake folder to emboss with. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Sew Many Challenges - red and green color combo
Friday Sketchers - sketch challenge

3 Little Snowmen

hmmmm, I think this turned out ok then again I don't! I had a difficult time using duck egg blue and seafoam green not sure if the colors are true! That was the challenge at:
Colour Create - duck egg blue, seafoam green and cream.
I'm entering this into 2 other challenges:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gifts in a Jar

I love making and giving gifts in a jar. Here are 2 I made for an auction my sorority held. The one on the left is Hearty Beef Barley soup mix and the one on the right is butterscotch cookie mix. They are fun to make and inexpensive for giving away. I'm entering this at Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on Containers/Fancy Envelopes

A Black and White Happy Birthday Card

this one turned out really nice. I made it for another challenge but was too late in gettig it posted, LOL....but I'm not too late to enter it at A Spoonfull of Sugar for their Anything Goes challenge! Leanne told me about Top Tip Tuesday for their Layer on Layer challenge.

Christmas Tilly in Red

here's Christmas Tilly again in red. She's from Digital Doodling. I like using red and white together. I colored her with pencil crayons and OMS. The background paper is from a large pack from Michaels. I'm entering this into 4 challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Blast from the Past - Dieing for a Punch #127 Aug 26
Charisma Cardz - One for the Girls
Meljen's Design - Buttons & Bows

Christmas Tilly in Pink

I've had this free digi image for ages now, she's from Digital Doodling, they have wonderful digi images so please check them out. I used the snowflake embossing folder for the lighter pink background, the devine swirl for the darker pink. I typed Christmas is coming and mounted it onto pink c/stock. I colored Tilly with 2 shades of pink using pencil crayons and OMS, then added some pink pearls
I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
ABC Challenge - I is for Ice & Snow
Crafty Creations - Christmas is Coming
Truly Scrumtious - Sketch & option using pink

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let it Snow

Isn't this penguin just so adorable! He's a free digi image from Imagine, Make, Share. This is being entered into Digital Tuesday for the Let it Snow challenge.

another sketch challenge

I made this card to enter at 2 sketches 4 you. I made the red flower and was surprised to see it survived my granddaughter, Madison. She loved the ones I made,LOL....what a sweetie!

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Seems I'm really into sketches, LOL...this is Mojo Monday sketch. I love my little mouse stamp. I've had it for years, sorry don't know who it's buy though. I used the swiss dot embossing folder for the background. The mouse is mounted on snowflake green!

Lovely Blue and White

I love the color combo of blue and white. The background paper is some I won a couple of months ago, love it! I bought the ornament stamp at Michael's from their $1.50 bin, colored it with pencil crayons and OMS, mounted it to a dark blue circle then to a scalloped light blue circle. I'm entering this at Incy Wincy Designs for the blue and white challenge.


I like the idea of red and white together but I wasn't sure about red and cream but as it turns out they go very well together. That was the challenge at PaperCupcakes.

Paper Sundaes Sketch

I've stated making my Christmas cards (have started a bit late!). Paper Sundaes had a great sketch challenge. So this is the card I'm entering.

Sketch Saturday

I haven't made any cards for a bit so to get back into it I made this card to enter at Sketch Saturday. It felt good to get back to making cards!

Dinner at Great Grampa's

Well it's been a while since I last posted. It's been a couple of hectic weeks. Hubby has not been feeling well for a bit. He's had vertigo and his chrons is acting up again, urrrrr. We had Madison come for a little visit a 2 weeks ago and took her to my dad's for a visit. Here are a few pics:
wanna see the ladybug? (plastic fridge magnet)
I'm going to take a picture of the ladybug!
smile, LOL!
after playing with her camera for a while Madison took some pics with my camera! This is my dad, great grampa Doug.
Papa Ted
Uncle Norm
and Charlie the dog

Friday, November 5, 2010

An Attitude Award

my friend Karen at Studio at the Lake gave this award to me, thanks Karen! She's new to blogland so you must go visit her. Karen has so much talent, her cards are wonderful just like she is. So now I'm to tell you 3 things that make me different from everyone else....I don't know, I'm still thinking, LOL

1) I use to love walking in the rain, LOL and now that I have new knees maybe I'll do that again

2) I met the man of my dreams when I was 36 (and totally not looking for love!) and when we got married both my boys walked me down the aisle so to speak, we got married in our home and they actually walked me out of our bedroom, LOL. My stepdaugther was my bridesmaid and my stepson was an usher.

3) Many years ago when my boys were young I made and decorated all kinds of cakes, from Big Bird to wedding cakes. In the 80's I took night courses at our local florist shop to learn floral arrangement.

Now I need to pass this on to 5 other bloggers:

Meda makes the most beautiful wedding invitations as well she is a painter, her canvesses are fabulous.
Lady Anne
Ladi Anne makes wonderful cards and is a very lovely and encourging woman.
Radwa is adorable. She is new to blog land and has made some great cards.
Bev is a Stampin Up gal! She doesn't post often but when she does her cards are wonderful!
Birds Blog
Bird makes lovely cards, as well she is very generous at giving away her wonderful digi images.

So go check out these great blogs and don't miss the Digi's With Attitude Challenge Blog for some fun challenges and prizes.

I know this is terribly late in posting but the last couple of weeks have been hectic.

Thanks again Karen for this lovely blog award. I truly appreciate your friendship.

hugs, Valerie

A Thank You Card

as I mentioned in my earlier post, I'd won some goodies and in those goodies were some colored cards. Here I've used the purple one as a background paper. The flower stamp I bought from Michael's $1.50 bin, The thankyou stamp is from a set I have. I've used the swiss dot folder to emboss the light lilac background paper as well as the butterfly. I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday - open challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - dry embossing
Meljen's Design - use 3 different shapes

With Love at Christmas

didn't this turn out pretty? I think so, LOL! The pastel teal background paper was actually a card that I won (along with some other goodies). I like my cards to be white so I cut the teal to use as a background paper. The stamp is one I found at the dollar store, I found the teal pearls there too. The ribbon I bought at Michael's and the sentiment is from Stampin Up. I colored the image with pencil crayons and OMS. I'm entering this at: Charisma Cardz - with love at christmas -

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween at the kids

On Halloween we went out to the kids place to see what Madison and her siblings would be this year. Madison was a reall cute unicorn! Below are some pics I took.
I love this one, Madison looks just so sweet
her she's hugging mousy
mommy's putting on her costume
ta da, LOL!
just chilling out
looking at all the pumpkins, the little one is her's
grandson Sebastian
laying on the grave!
the front porch
another grave

Match Master Challenge

over at Charisma Cardz they are having a fun challenge called Match Master where you have to make a matching pair.....a card & envelope is what I chose to do. I've embossed my card & envelope with the snowflakes folder, stamped the poinsettia 3 times in ruby red (SU), colored the images with pencil crayons and OMS and added a few brads.