Monday, December 31, 2012

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #43 - Center Step Card

Good morning everyone!! And Happy New Years Eve :) Today we begin a new challenge over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. This is Challenge #43 and this week's theme is to create a Center Step Card. This is the perfect time to try one if you haven't yet! They are a fun card to make.

I was able to use Nole from Paper Makeup Stamps. I love Nole!! I made one card with Nole before I realized I wasn't going with the theme LOL Here it is:

Yep... that is NOT a Center Step Card LOL I used Copic, to color, scrap papers for this card, Cheery Lynn Die, a Spellbinders die for the card shape and the decorative square in the background. I also used two sentiments from TLC Creations. And I used some gems for berries on the holly leaves.

Body: YR12, YR16, YR18
Horns: C1, C3, C5, C7
Wire: YG67, YG63
I did not write down what I used for lights or the dots of blue around him.


Since this was NOT a Center Step Card LOL I created another card with the correct theme! Here is my Center Step Card:

For this Nole I also used Copic to color him. I used Jolee's lights on the edges. The papers are all scraps from my scrap box. I used a Spellbinders die in the middle, glitter around the inside edge of that... True Red Glitter from Barbara Trombley's Art Glittering System and Rustic Red paint from Creative Inspirations is around the outer edge of the die. The green leaf and red berries are just cut from a larger piece from Michael's. The little elves are also from Jolee's and the sentiment is from TLC Creations.
Body: YG11, YG13, YG17
Horns: R22, R24, R27, R29, R39
Lights: YR12, YR18, BG02, BG07, Y02, Y"18, V12, V17
Wire: G94, G99


Friday, December 28, 2012

Avadares Guest Designer

I had the pleasure of being a guest designer for Avadares for their January challenge. I'm so excited to be able to do this. The image that I used is the free image they have on their website for the January challenge. The challenge is Valentine's Day or Love. I had a lot of fun designing this card.

I used Copic to color the image. The papers are all from Club Scrap. The sentiment is from TLC Creations. The pin and flowers are from Joann's and they were part of my stash. I have no idea how long I've had them. The swirl is a Memory Box Die. I popped the papers on the side and the sentiment. I also popped the male heart.

Copic used:  R22, R24, R27, R29, R39

Thanks for looking!!! I hope you all are having a fantastic holiday!! I am really enjoying my time off and spending it with my family :)


Have a wonderful evening/morning!!  I will see you all again soon!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Merry Christmas Eve - Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Good morning everyone!!! Can you believe it's Christmas Eve?? Wow!! Christmas Eve!! :)  How fun!  And I don't have to work .. Woot!! LOL  I hope you all have a beautiful day!!!

Alright... on to the challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. This week's challenge is a Bingo card. I was able to use a wonderful image from Bugaboo.

My Bingo was across and consists of: Ribbon - Image - Pearls
The image is Christmas Words - Snow.  I colored this with Copic. I used Paper House 3D Stickers for the words, the snowflakes I believe are Jolee's. I also used white pearls for snow. I have no idea what colors I used. for the snow I used B0000, B000, B00. Everything else.. who knows. LOL I have lost my lists under all my mess. Half the desk is cleared off ... only half to go. The card is more white... the blue was giving it all a weird blue tint. 

Have  a wonderful day!!! I hope you already have all your shopping done LOL  Talk to you all soon!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve Eve - Crafting When We Can

Happy Christmas Eves Eve everyone :)  I'm just now trying to get back to a normal routine!! I've been super busy :)  And now I have a moment and can share :)  But First!!! We have a new Challenge beginning over at Crafting When We Can this week!! Our theme this week is a Sketch!

I had the great pleasure of working with Amalia's Christmas Present from Dilly Bean Stamps! Megan is an amazing artist.. don't you agree?  I colored the image with copic. I have lost my list of colors!! And my desk is such a mess I'm not surprised.. And well.. Kevin enjoys telling me I have the messiest place in the apartment LOL!! I can't help it!  Anyway... back to my card. 

I really hate that I have lost my list... I write everything down as I use it LOL  Okay.. I'll do my best. I know I used my favorites R22, R24, R27, R29 for the red. I used Crystal Transparent Glitter from The Art Glittering System. I popped her several times in several areas. The sentiment is from TLC Creation. There are tons of great sentiments there. The papers are all scraps from other cards I've made and I can't remember what companies the papers are from. The gems are from my stash. Now, it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do with this awesome sketch!!


So, Kevin arrived in the USA on December 12th!! He got here in Georgia on December 12th in the evening! The kids and I picked him up at the airport. We stopped and had some dinner and then came home. He loves Chickfila and couldn't wait to stop for a sandwich LOL So, that is what we did. He was pretty worn out... we visited for a while and then headed to bed. I had to work in the morning, so I got up and headed in. I did NOT want to be at work LOL I left a bit early and came home. I had taken Friday off. Friday morning we went and got a marriage license and then Friday evening we went back to the court house with all three of my children and got married. So!! After all of our waiting we are now Husband and Wife :)  And I couldn't be more happy!! We didn't go anywhere because I had to work, but we have enjoyed our time together. I haven't been on the pc too much. I'm just starting to get back to my normal routine. I feel all out of sorts. So, there you have it LOL I've been a bit busy between getting married and Christmas! And I miss all the blogs! I'm trying to get caught up a bit.

Alright... we are off to church soon. I will talk to you all again very soon! I hope you have a wonderful day .. Almost Christmas!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!! 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

One Stitch At A Time - Blog Hop!!

Happy Sunday Morning everyone.

My prayers go out to all of those affected by the horrible school shooting in Connecticut. My heart aches for all those affected and for the brave staff who gave their own lives to try to save the children and the staff that acted so heroic to help keep the children safe. My heart aches for the beautiful young souls that are now with Jesus. Such a senseless, sad act that I can not comprehend.

Today we have a blog hop at One Stitch At A Time. The challenge runs from 16th December to January 5th. You should have arrived from the talented Nikki's - NMCard Creations! If you did not and just happened upon me.. well #1 - I am REALLY lucky to have you stop by :) and then.. if you would like to begin at the beginning LOL Hop on over to Choccy's Place and you can start there!

Copic: E40 for the hair, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39

I used Candi - Holly Berries and added Martha Stewart Crafts Tinsel Glitter to the hat. I popped the white on the hat and parts of the face, the mustache, the eyebrows. The papers are all scraps. The awesome Image is by Teri (Delicious Doodles).


Your next stop will be Hazel!!

For this challenge there is numerous ways to win:
1. You can hop, but you MUST leave a message on every DT blog. and collect the letters emailing them upon completion of the hop to ... This winner will win the full set of images used (There will be a super freebie for everyone that completes the hop) the Christmas Pixie by Ike. (If you haven't guessed yet, the special code is "1")
2. Everyone who comments on my blog has the chance to win the blog hop element that I have used, Happy Santa from Delicious Doodles.
3. You can enter the usual challenge using a Stitchy Bear image and can win a full set of images in the blog hop.
4. Use a non Stitchy image and win 1 element from the blog hop
All winners will be announced at 11 am on 6th January. A new challenge #145 starts at 12 noon on 6th January. 

Here is the blog hop list:

Choccy DT Coordinator
Susan  <------ You Are Here!!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

MelJen's Challenge #140 Anything Goes

Hi everyone!! Today begins a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs!! This week we are on Challenge #140: Anything Goes!!! I used Holly Christmas Fairy for this card. Colored with Copic.. my list is at home!! I'll post in a while!

I added some dimension to the fairy and the berries. All my details are at home so I will have to post them in a bit. I'm all rush rush rush right now and behind on everything. I'm getting married tomorrow! I'm so excited :)  Talk to you all soon!! I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #40

Happy Monday everyone!! Today we have a new challenge for you at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!!  We are on Challenge #40 which is a Shaped Card with a Christmas Theme! I used an image from QKR Stampede - In The Manger.

I used Prismacolor pencils to color the image which was printed on Kraft paper. The papers are Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage. Pretty simple card. And it was fun to do this Rocker Card.


Yesterday we spent the majority of the day at church. The children put on their musical and it was wonderful!! So much fun!!

Now it's time to head off to work. It's hard going to work when I feel like I have so much I have to get done LOL But! It will keep me occupied. Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crafting When We Can - Bingo

Good morning everyone!! It's time for another challenge at Crafting When We Can... We are on Challenge #33 and our theme this week is a BINGO card!!! I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did!! Our sponsor this week is MilkCoffee. On the Bingo Card  I used Dots, Orange, Clean and Simple.

This is colored with both Copic and Prismacolor pencils. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The image is Madeline and Neapolitan Ice Cream from MilkCoffee. I used orange rhinestones and Candi - Icing Sugar.. which I colored orange with my Copic YR18 and YR16. Thats it... I colored the ice cream cone mint chocolate chip LOL Because it's my favorite!


I am so behind on everything. This past week was full of everything between Christmas and Immigration.

When I last posted Kevin was about to head to his interview. His interview was last Tuesday at the American Consulate in Sydney. He was only in there for a couple of hours and we had our approval. His plane didn't fly out until that evening, so he had a day to waste in Sydney. Then he hopped on a plane back to Brisbane. They had told him it would take about 5 business days to get his Visa and they had given him a tracking number. We weren't going to book a flight until we had that Visa in his hand. So, he hopped on his bike and was SUPPOSE to get a hotel/motel, but no.. the man rode all the way home IN THE DARK! Where there are tons of kangaroos and he knows better. He made it home safe and sound and now the waiting begins. Now its Tuesday evening. Wednesday and Thursday he starts to prepare what he needs to do to finish up there. We get off Skype on my Thursday morning ... his Thursday evening and I headed to work. I saw an email from Sydney and they had sent the paperwork out!! It was only suppose to take a day, but they mailed it late so it wasn't going to get there on Friday. We didn't think he would have it in his hands until Monday at this point, but we knew it was on the way. He booked the flight for this Wednesday. He went by the post office on Saturday morning and they had the package. He sold the caravan, sold the bike and he left Clifton Saturday evening. I can't believe how quick everything has gone. He flies out in 3 days!!!

On top of all that I have five adopted families that I had to get Christmas for. Three of the families were adopted by my office. I collected gifts and money for these three families. Each family had three children. I collected over $1K for these three families and then my sister came down and we went shopping. I tried really hard to get what was on their wish lists. One family was adopted by my family, my sister and my mother. The last two families were not adopted and I told the church I would help shop and get Christmas done for them. That was five families that I had to coordinate and shop for. Then I had to wrap all the gifts and deliver them yesterday!! I spent the entire day wrapping gifts and delivering. I don't regret a thing though.. It was really great to be able to do that for those families.

Also last week, Bailey had her first Orchestra concert. That was on Thursday evening. It was the 6th graders, then the 7th graders and finally the 8th graders. It was amazing to see how each class improved as they learned more and had more difficult music to play. It was a great concert.

I have also had an extremely week at work, have had to coordinate Christmas parties there and ... well!! I'm just exhausted and behind in all of my DT responsibilities!! In fact.. I have to get a card done tonight and I haven't even had time to start on it.

So to wrap all that up LOL I've been super busy and Kevin will be here on Wednesday and I'm getting married on Friday!!!  Woot!! :)  Now we are off to church at 9:30 am and then the Children's Christmas Musical at 10:30 am. All of the Christmas families are invited to church as well!! It will be a busy day LOL Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!!

Happy Monday everyone!! I'm a bit more stressed than I thought I was LOL I've struggled to get anything done. Tonight, hopefully I will hear good news from Kevin. That will result in less stress overall I think. We will see ...

It took me a while to get this card done.. like I said.. sTrEsSeD oUt!! LOL But I got it done :)  This is for the new challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. The theme this week is Challenge #39: Christmas!!

I used poinsettias from by Petaloo, papers from Little Yellow Bicycle, lace from Recollections, staples, wire from lights, Picket Fence Distress Stickles and Diamond Glaze. The image is Christmas Light Fairy from A Day For Daisies.

I used Copic to color:
Red Bulb: R00, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R39
Green Bulb: G000, G07, G29, YG13, YG17
Purple Bulb: V000, V12, V15, V17, V99
Yellow Bulb: Y0000, Y13, Y18, Y19, Y38
Blue Bulb: B000, B21, B24, B26, B29, B39
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E50, E97
Wings: R00, G000, V000, Y0000, B000


Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Grinch Game

I would love to see all of you join in with me for The Grinch Game!!

Did you know The Grinch lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a mountain north of friendly Whoville. The Grinch keeps to himself, living only with his dog, Max. Characterized as having a heart "two sizes too small," the Grinch is annoyed by the sounds of Happy Who-Stampers. One Who-Stamper in particular bothered him more than any other, Laura Lou Who.
363 days in Whoville prision gave him plenty of time to think about her and those Happy Who-Stampers and how they put him away last year. With an evil smile on his face he gathered his thoughts, and laid out a plan. One quick whistle and he escaped once again. Outside the prison walls he hitched up his sleigh and was on his Grinch Grinchy way.

LauraLou Who reported a break-in to Whoville police on Tuesday. After an initial investigation, police have started to compile a list of items missing. As of 6am this morning the list includes the following:

CV125 Bah Humbug Stamp Set - valued at $15.00
Copic Sketch Marker 12 piece EX-6 Set - valued at $85.00
Stipple Brush Gift Set - valued at $15.00

Whoville Police are asking Happy Who-Stampers to become Honorary Deputy Patrol Officers and help capture the Grinch.

The more patrol officers they acquire, the more missing item will be found - (that's prizes for us).

Sign up starts today. Prizes will start on Monday and continue through December 10th.

Take a quick trip over to Creative Vision to get the details!!!

OSAAT - Anything Goes!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Today is church day! We start the Christmas theme today with "What Child Is This". I love Christmas and I'm looking forward to spending time at church learning! And we have musicals this month - children's and adults; it should be fun!!

On to this week's One Stitch At A Time Challenge! Our theme for this week is the ever popular Anything Goes!! Here is my card:

I used Ankhi - My Heart Pieces at Stitchy Bear Stamps. This wasn't meant to be a Christmas Image, but I made it one. I colored the little birds like Cardinals. and colored her in Christmas greens and reds with her dress a nice yellow. I added the peppermint ribbon with a yellow gemmed star charm. I added the green pearls that matched her eyes. The Season's Greetings was a stamp from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped it with ColorBox Scarlet ink. The papers are Bo Bunny Mistletoe papers. I used Copic markers to color the image.

Dress: Y02, Y06, Y08
Eyes: YG21, YG25
Green: G00, G17, G19
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Lips: R20, R22
Hair: E71, E74, E77, E79
Birds: 100, R24, R27, R29, YR09
Flowers: R22, R24, R27, R29, G00, G17, G19


I can't wait to see what all your wonderful creations are!! Anything Goes is always a popular theme LOL!! Have fun creating! And have a wonderful rest of your day/night!!! Thanks for visiting.. You guys are WONDERFUL!!! And very much appreciated!!

This has been an extremely long week... work was really busy, although at the end of the week I felt good because my desk was clear and I feel like I got a ton done. This week will be about the same! Hopefully I will be able to get done everything that needs to be done.

Saturday Michael, Bailey and I headed to the church were we packed up the rest of the clothes that were there and got them to the MUST Ministries close by. It took us three trips and a few hours, but everyone felt good about doing it. It was a good day. Michael really worked hard to help. I'm really glad we are able to help out with things like that. It was a good day. I got really tired at the end of the day though and headed to bed early. Now I'm sore.. I think I slept too much!

This week will be a busy week at work and I Bailey has her very first Orchestra Concert on Thursday. Kevin leaves out tomorrow.. or tonight LOL, his tomorrow morning and heads to the airport to fly to Sydney. He will stay in Sydney overnight and head to the Consulate on Tuesday morning for his interview!!! I can't believe we are finally there.. at the interview!! Say a little prayer for us. I'm so nervous and excited.. I know he is feeling anxious.

Have a wonderful day / evening everyone!!!! Be sure to check out a Giveaway at  Punk 'n' Scraps!!  
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