Monday, October 29, 2012

Anything Goes at Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Happy Monday everyone!! Here we go... another week. I guess you can see I have been messing with the blog LOL I don't know.. just wanted to change it up. Still not sure if I'm crazy about the heading and the bars, but we'll see. I may try to come up with something different. I may even change it up for the holidays! LOL

It seems like it will be a whopper of a week for all of you north of me! I'm praying for you all in the New England area. I really hope there isn't much damage. I'm hoping that it won't be as bad as they are making sound!! I'm thinking of all of you!

For those that end up in the dark.. pull out the candles and craft to candle light LOL Our challenge this week is: Challenge #34: Anything Goes! Well... still being in Halloween mode I have made one more Halloween creation! I can't tell you how much fun I have had making Halloween cards!! The papers have been great and the images.. well they are all amazing!! So much talent out there making us some great images to create with!! I used an image from Bugaboo. It is the Scene It - Halloween Peekers. I had so much fun coloring and layering this image:

Challenge #34: Anything Goes with Bugaboo: Scene It Halloween Peekers
Skull: E50
Ghost: E40

Jack-o-lantern: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Robe: V12, V15, V17
Cauldron-Cat-Hat: C1, C3, C5, C7, C10
Stem: G24, G28, G29
Brew: YG00, YG01, YG03
Bow: R29, R39
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Broom Stick: E30, E39, E59
Broom: E50, E53, E55
Hair: E11, E15, E18

Stickles Crystal Ice on Web and Stickles Frosted Lace on Brew, Papers: My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found Halloween & Kraft, Boo Ribbon, Brad on Pinwheel


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunshine Award

Good evening everyone!!! I was so surprised and excited to receive this blog award from the most wonderful Karon @ Karon's Krafty Korner!! I have to say, she is one of the most wonderful bloggers I follow. I visit her every time something new shows up and she does the same! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you Karon!! *hugs*

This award is called the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Here are the rules:

1. Include award logo in blog post.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link back to them.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself, that you have made up yourself. (I might have to pinch a few!)
4. Nominate 10-12 bloggers and contact them at their blog site to inform them.

Question 1.  What is your favorite genre books to read?
My favorite books to read are fantasy. I love the Dragonriders of Pern series, The Eye of the World series, The Belgariad and more. These are my favorites for sure.

Question 2.  Name one place in the world you would love to visit.
Australia... most definitely. Amazing I would find my soul mate and he would be all the way there LOL And yet... the trip over is still out of my grasp. Maybe one day! At least I get to live through him while he is there :)

Question 3.  What do you like to do besides craft?
I'm a gamer.. I love to play games. I love to watch movies and tv shows too. I don't watch them when they are current.. I love Netflix LOL

Question 4.  What do you enjoy most about crafting?
Crafting is my stress relief! And I love coloring so much.. like a little kid! I really wish I could take some Copic classes, but I can't find any. So I will continue to try to teach myself!

Question 5.  What were your favorite things to do growing up?
I was a dancer until I got into High School (tap, jazz and ballet).Once I hit High School I wanted to get into sports and that is where I fell in love with Volleyball!!

Question 6.  What was your nickname?
I had a High School nickname of Stump. My kids still laugh at it today. I got it from my Volleyball coach, because I was so short LOL I was only 5'0. Wait.. I'm only 5'1 now LOL

Question 7.  What is one of my best qualities?
I think I'm really dependable, loving, friendly. I really try to live like Jesus would want me to. I do fail sometimes, but I try!

Question 8.  What is one of my worst qualities?
I have two that stand out.. one I'm working on LOL! The first one.. I can't say no! And people know that and tend to take advantage. This is something I need to work on too! The second one and the one I am working on... If someone does something mean/wrong, I tend to hold a grudge. I'm trying to be more forgiving. I think I'm doing okay.

Question 9.  What is something you definitely want to do in the next year?
I want to move! I want to get out of this apartment and into a house again. I miss being in a house. It wouldn't be the same without Kevin though.. so first I have to get him here!!

Question 10.  What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas! I love Christmas and last year Kevin was here and it was the best Christmas I have ever had in my entire life! Here is to many more to come :)

I never knew how hard asking yourself 10 questions could be!

I am passing the award to the following bloggie friends - I hope you will accept:-)

1. Vicky @ Crafting Vicky
Vicky is amazing :) I love being on Design Teams with her. She is one of my very favorite people I have met in blogland!

2. Joann @ Sassy Raggedy
I first met Joann on a Design Team. She is so talented! I loved working with her and I miss her being on the team. But! That doesn't stop me from going to visit her every time something new is up :)

3. NanaConnie @ Grammy's Attic
Another team mate on a DT. She is so talented and so much fun. It is so amazing how much I learn from these gals!

4. Terri @ Terri's Terrifical Terrace
Terri is an online friend from long ago LOL MSN groups! I was so excited to get back in touch with her! And now I get to see all her new creations and follow along with her life.

5. Joe @ Scrapbook Joe
Wow.. Joe! He is SO talented! I love seeing his new creations and you have to see his new pup! She is ADORABLE!!!

6. Desire @ Doing Life
Desire is another teammate and I am always in awe of her creations. She is amazing and there is always something on her cards that I want to try!

7. Tabbatha @ The Zadis Project
Tabbatha is on the Meljen's Design Team with me. I love that I found her and I love seeing all her new creations. She is so much fun!

8. Joey @ Joey's Stuff
Joey is such an artist! Her coloring amazes me! I always get good ideas when I see the new items posted on her blog!

9. Paige @ Chris and Paige
I love following Paige and her life! Her kids are so beautiful. She just had a new beautiful baby girl! You will love following along as well.

10. Laura Beth @ A Step In The Journey
Laura Beth is one of my favorite blogs to read. She is so inspirational. I loved reading about the mission she went on. She is so crafty too!! She is a joy and I'm always excited when there is a new post. I cried reading her mission story's. She is such a great writer!

11. Madalina @ Quilltique Paradise
Madalina... I came across her one day at Make It Monday.. Wow!! she is so talented and amazes me with her creations!!

12. Moshie @ Moshie's Moments
Diana I met on the MSN boards too. I was always excited to get swaps from her. One of my favorite scrapbook pages has a kit she made. She is always amazing in all she creates!

I hope you enjoy visiting these blogs as much as I do!! They are all so amazing! Have a great night everyone!!

Kelly's Birthday Giveaway

Kelly is turning 26 tomorrow!! Happy Birthday Kelly :)  She is one of the very first blogs that I began following when I started my Blogger journey. Her layouts are amazing!! She is having an... Hmmm... how do you describe this.. an AMAZING!!! Out of this World Giveaway!! Go check out her blog and you will see what I mean!!

Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope your day is amazing and blessed!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Monday Challenge Trick or Treat

Quick announcement first:
We are having a DT Call
we are looking for some good Additions
to a wonderful Team.

To see the Requirements go to :
Tammy's is a GREAT team.. I love the ladies on the team and I love the atmosphere! And most of all.. there is so much talent and I'm always learning something new :)
Happy Monday Everyone!! Today begins our newest challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! We are on Challenge #33: Trick or Treat!! This week I worked with a fantastic image from QKR Stampede: R.I.P.  I had so much fun with this image! I layered three different layers. The ghost in the back, I popped the fingers and the tombstone and then I popped the jack-o-lantern one more time and the top pair of fingers. I used My Mind's Eye - Lost and Found Halloween papers, most of them are scraps. I just love them!! And I'm trying to use as much as I can! I also used an old, old large gem. I distressed some of the papers, I used several dies... the circle die, leaves and the rolled daisy. The rolled daisies and the leaves are from My Favorite Things. I have no idea where the circle came from LOL It could have been the same. I also used orange stickles on the black flower.

Ghost Highlights: E40
Pumpkin: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Stem: E13, E15
Grass & Leaves: G05, G07, G09
Gravestone: C1, C3, C5, C7

I am having the hardest time with Blogger for the last three days. I can manage my blog just fine, but my list of blogs I follow isn't giving me the history. I want to see the new posts!! Grrr!

Kevin got his appointment today at the Consulate. It is scheduled for December 4th! Further out than I was hoping for, but at least we have a date!!!  I'm happy about that!! We need to go ahead and make the travel plans for him for Sydney.

Off to work this morning soon. I have some images I need to color, so that is what I will be working on tonight. I have two more images I need to turn into cards! I hope you all have a great day/evening!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Tiddly Inks Halloween

One more card for today... I wanted to color up Wryn and do one more Halloween card. I LOVE Halloween!! And I am having a blast with all of the great images out there for us to work with! There is just so much talent out there.. wow! Okay.. here is my card :)

The images are both from Tiddly Inks. I used Witchy Wryn (I love her!!) and I also used Terrorific Day. The papers are my Oct 31 scraps - these are Fancy Pants Designs Papers. I added stitching on all three layers. I popped the skulls, the rim of her hat, the broom and the dress.. Oh.. and the owl :) The black around the tree I added Black glitter from Barbara Trombley's Glittering System. I also added some stickles, Frosted Lace, to the skulls and dots of black puff paint for the eyes. The Spook and the spider are from two different stamps that I got from the $1 bin at Walmart. They are Studio G.  The ink is Archival Brilliance Moonlight White and I also edged the papers with Dusty Concord Distress Ink. And now to the Copics:
Tree: E13, E18, E30
Owl: E13, E30, E59
Owl Beak and Eyes: Y35 & Y38
Skulls: E50
Dress/Gown: Y69, G99, YG03, YG00
Frog: YG21, YG23, YG25
Hat & Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7, C10
Hair: E08, E18, E19, E97
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Broom: E43, E47, E49, Y21, Y23


One Stitch At A Time Saturday Challenge #136

Today begins a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time! This week we have Challenge #36: Use A Digi! I was lucky enough to enjoy some digital papers from Panda Bear Designs - Barnyard Buddies AND and image from Stitchy Stamp - Sweet Pea.

I had a green theme going, so I used two green papers from the Barnyard Buddies pack - the green plaid and the more gradient solid green. They were perfect! The more solid paper I embossed with The Paper Studio embossing folder and the cardstock I embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also used Memory Box Swirl and Flower Dies, stickles and 3D Paint - Seafoam Green. "Welcome" is from Paper Smooches - Word Salad. I inked the flowers and the edge of graphic square with ColorBox Fluid Chalk - Warm Green.

G05, G07, G09, G20, G24, G28, G29
YG01, YG03, YG06, YG09
Hair: E000, E00, E01, E93
White Details: E41

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this easy challenge :)

Have a great day/evening everyone!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Liebster Award

Wow Vicky!!! You are SO SWEET! for choosing me to get a Liebster Award. I couldn't be more honored or humbled. I can't thank you enough for thinking of me. I can't even tell you how much this means to me. I've seen these awards and never dreamed of getting one. I just started this blog this year and I am enjoying myself so much. I love following all of you and I thank you so much for following me. It has been a blast and I look forward to the years ahead. THANK YOU!!!

Liebster is a German word meaning "Beloved," "Favorite," or "Dearest." This award is a peer to peer award in which fellow bloggers present the award to their favorite bloggers with less than 200 followers. The origins of this award is unclear, but is believed to have originated by a German blogger. This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion to share your dearest and most beloved blogs that have less than 200 followers.
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have less than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Now comes the hard part… choosing another 5!  Wow not an easy task.  What helped is that many of the blogs that I like have received it already so I’m passing on to some that haven’t  yet received the award and that have less than 200 followers.  And of course all those blogs are some that I really love, follow and that give me inspiration! 

And if I could pass it back to Vicky I would! Because she is one of my favorite blogs to visit each day. She is so talented.. a wonderful person... and I can't imagine working on a Design Team with anyone else. She is truly great!

My list to pass it on to:
  • Quilltique Paradise:  Madalina is amazing. I love what she creates and I love visiting her blog and I know you will as well. She is such a talent!
  • Karon's Krafty Korner: Karon is a wonderful talent and person. I love getting to know her on her blog. Make sure you tell her to get well when you visit!!  :)
  • Terri's Terrifical Terrace: I've known Terri since MSN Groups. She is one of my oldest online friends and she is wonderful! She is so talented!
  • Ruza's Craft Corner: Ruza is a designer on the Meljen Design Team with me and I love seeing all her new creations. I think she is so fun.. and I'm always jealous of her and Vicky for getting so many cards done. I'm so slow!! LOL
  • Sassy Raggedy: Joann is one of the most talented people I know! I want to color like Joann!! Her creations are amazing! AND I LOVE visiting her blog every day to see what is new!

I hope you will take a minute to visit these websites. I hope you will enjoy them as much I do :) And happy Crafting everyone! And Vicky.. Again.. thank you!!! so very much!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Meljen's Challenge #132

Good morning everyone!!! Today begins a new challenge at MelJen's Designs!! This week the challenge is Missing You. Here is my card:

Image: Miss Hermit Crab and Mister Hermit Crab
Bow: R20, R22, R24
Crab: YR00, YR15, YR16, YR18, E93
Shell: E41, E97, E99
Hat: C1, C3, C5, C7
Diamond Glaze, Stickles, Copic .3 Multiliner Blue, Brown Chalk, Paper Smooches sentiment (Word Salad)

I love these images! I think they are just too cute! I made a pattern on their shells and shined up their shells with Diamond Glaze. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for our "Missing You" Theme!!

There are a couple of challenges out there for Fall Colors. This isn't a fall image, but the colors are definitely fall! :)

It has been a busy week. Still getting caught up at work though.. I love the progress! I'm feeling really good about it. Also, we mailed off the package to the Consulate in Australia and they have received it! That means, they will review the file and call him in for his interview. I'm hoping that we will hear something in about three weeks if we are lucky!! I'm so excited! We are right here at the very end now! So happy!!

I'm headed off to work in a few minutes.. Hope you all have a wonderful day/evening!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #32

Good morning everyone! Today begins a new Challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!I did two cards this week. The first one I used an image from Digital Delights - Kitty Kiddles:

Copic: C1, C3, C5, C7, R20, R22, V12, V15, V17, YR07, YR09, Y15, Y17
Wobble on kitties head, Happy Halloween Stamp, Brilliance Graphic Black Ink, brads, scrap paper, Polar White Flower Soft


The 2nd card I used an image from Doodle Dragon. I first found Dustin Pike on MSN Groups forever ago. I have SO MANY images from him. I just love them! Always have :)  I was happy I found him again on the blogs and so happy to be able to work with an image from him!

Copic: I rushed to get this done today and failed to write down my colors. Sorry everyone!

Some of the paper was scrap paper. The purple patterned paper was Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection, the other paper was Canvas Corp - Spooky Diamonds on Ivory and Spooky Words on White. The bats and the Spider Webs are from Personalized by You - Bats Metal Accents and Jeweled Halloween Spiderwebs. The "Boo" was cut from the Spooky Words paper. I popped the cat a bit for dimension.. hopefully you can make out some of it. I popped the front and back arm/legs on this side of the broom. I popped the broom a couple of times. The head is popped a couple of times as well and the hat once.. the buckle on the hat one extra.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Two Cards Today

Good morning everyone! I was able to get an additional two cards done last night. It's really amazing that I was able to get three cards finished in one day.. that is unheard of LOL and to not start until late in the day! Of course... the image was already colored and popped and ready to go so I just had to put them on a card. The other card didn't use an image. Without further ado:

The ribbon is from a Me&My Big Ideas Soft Spoken package that I have had for quite some time. Finally time to put some of it to good use :)  I used die cuts for the three circles. The "believe" stamp is from Unity Stamp Company and it is from the "All Things Are Possible" set. The papers are Melissa Frances papers and bazzill cardstock. And the ink is Cameo Coral from Stampin' Up.

Here is my second card:
The image is from Papelitos. I just adore this little Knight! I popped parts of him.. the sword, the arm. The banners were done with an embossing folder and then I painted them with Creative Inspiration paints... I used Gold and Sapphire. The gold I used around the edge of the large banner and then on the pennants. The blue I used on the pennants and around the edge of the gold pennants. It was super easy with the embossing to know where to paint. Every bit of the paper was from scraps.
Leather: E30, E33, E35, E39
Skin: E00, E11, E13
Hair: E30, E35, E37, E57, E59
Blue: B60, B66, B69
Red: R29, R39, R59
Metal: C1, C3, C5
Eyes: YG06, YG09
Detailing done with Copic Multiliner Black and Blue

I hope you all have a great day/evening! we will be off to church in a while. Going to spend the rest of the day trying to get some more cards done :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thanks Pup {Card}

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you all have had a great week. It has been a long week for me and I haven't gotten any crafting done at all. I finally sat down tonight and got something done. Ya me!! LOL The positive thing about this past week was that I really got a LOT done at work and have managed to get ever so much closer to being caught up. A little bit to go, but I can see an end and that is some major progress!! It is amazing what someone that can help you out does to your work load!!

Immigration... We couldn't find my marriage certificate, so I had to send away for that. I sent the request overnight with a return overnight back to me. It is on its way to Kevin now and hopefully he will have it this week. The attorney did say that we can mail it without it, so I'm thinking we will get it out in the mail on Kevin's Tuesday... which is our Monday evening. I just want it to get there so we can get this last portion over with and get him home.  So, that is where we are there :)

This morning after Kevin went to bed, I went and laid back down.. I slept until almost noon!!! GEEZ!!! What the heck!! LOL I guess I was tired. And then Taylor was down from the college and stayed until after 4 pm. I think I was sort of pushing her out at that point. I was ready to sit down and start making something LOL My whole day was lost! So here is what I finally was able to come up with.

The image is Scruff and Bone from Just Ink Lined. Oh boy.. I could go crazy in their shop... I love so many of their images. I couldn't be happier when I found it!! LOVE that place!!! I've had the image done for a while... I did a bunch of images and have been trying to get them into cards LOL What I used:
Copic: C1, C3, C5, C7, E40, E41, E43, E33, E35, B0000, B02, R20, R21, R22
I used Diamond Glaze on the nose and slobber. I popped part of his face so he looked like he was holding the bone in his mouth and the slobber. Papers are all scraps. The pattered papers are from Echo Park. I used some Splatter Ribbon/Mesh and a brown ribbon that I had in my stash. The "Thanks Ever So Much" stamp is from Paper Smooches, Pretty Phrases. This was the first time I used my bow maker from 3 Girl Jam too! It was a little bow.. but wow.. I love it!! So much easier than me trying to do it with my flintstone fingers LOL