Monday, October 31, 2011

a blue halloween card

This is my last Halloween card. I made it for a friend who loves the color blue so whenever I make her a card I challenge myself to use blue. Charisma Cardz challenge is 'Anything Goes' so I'm entering this in their challenge.

Christmas cards

Mel Jen's is have a great challenge - Christmas! I've been making my Christmas cards on and off for the past few weeks, so this is a great challenge to enter.

Thank You

I just made this one today using my scrapes.
I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Sketch Sat for the sketch challenge
Speedy Cat for their 'Use Your Scraps' challenge

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you're all having a safe and wonderful night.
I'm entering this at Saturday Challenge for their Spooky or Whimsical challenge.

A New Grandchild

Here's a little card I made for friends of ours how just became grandparents! Congrats Susan and David!
I'm going to enter this at Our Creative Corner for their Fancy Folds challenge.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is one of 9 cards I made for the ladies in my Sorority chapter. The great paper is from Free Scrapbooking Supplies, the stamp I bought at Michaels a couple of years ago, I typed the 'BOO' on the computer and used a few gems to finish off the card.
I'm entering it into 2 challenges
Papertake Weekly - Spoooooky Hues -
Paper Cupcakes - Halloween Color Challenge -

Madisons birthday card

I made this card for my granddaughter, Madison who turned 3 this past Monday. She adores Tinkerbell! I found this image at ECP. They have lots of free coloring pages of was hard to decide which one to use, LOL!
Flutterby Wednesday has an open challenge this week so I'm entering it there.

A Christmas Penguin

I just bought this embossing folder and love it! It's from Sizzix and is part of a 5 pc set (this being the largest one).
I'm entering it into Charisma Cardz for their embossing challenge

Sending Christmas Love

black and white Christmas card
this card is for a challenge at Paperplay their challenge was to use black on the card. I've used mine to matt with. I used the snowflack embossing folder. The sentiment is from Sizzix.
hi ladies,My blog seems to have a mind of it's own, LOL! When I post pics I like to keep them to the right but they seem to post all over the place! Is anyone else having this problem? Can anyone point me in the right direction to do something different.
hugs, Valerie

Madison turns 3

blowing out her candle

Our granddaughter Madison turned 3 today (Oct 17).....oh how fast the last 3 years have flown by, LOL! We met up with her mom and dad (Rachel & Mark) at Jungle Jacs with her brother Sebastian and foster sister Kassandra as well as Uncle Matt. We had a really great fun filled day with the kids playing on slides and having lunch, then enjoyed some yummy cupcakes. Took some cute pics too.

Seb, Madison, Kassie

A Great Give Away

hi everyone!
Christie over at
is having a great give away. It's a Yudu Cardshop, I've never heard of this but it looks amazing.
It's easy to enter, just followe her instructions below:

1) Comment on her blog and tell her your favorite thing about Fall &/or Halloween and why. {1 entry}

2) Post on your blog about this Give-A-Way with a link back to this entry and post back to her blog that you have done so {1 entry}
3) Become a public follower of her blog, If you are already a follower then post to tell her that {1 entry}

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thomas turns 9

 our grandson Thomas turned 9 on Oct 4th
 we celebrated his birthday on Thanksgiving
 with his mom Tracey making a wonderful
 turkey dinner!
 Happy Birthday Thomas!

Thomas is learning to play guitar. His guitar is red.