Thursday, December 27, 2012

A splash of color over at 4 Crafty Chicks and Prize Week.

Happy belated Christmas to everyone. It has been a busy one with family and friends.  We still hope to get to see a few more people during our time off. Can you believe that we are on the last Thursday of December already? The New Year is just around the corner, so I would like to take this opporunity now to say thank you to all of my followers, to everyone who has left a comment for making my blog what it is.  To my fellow 4 Crafty Chicks, I want to say thank you so much for continuing to inspire me each week with the fantastic challenges. For your patience and just for being the best to work with. Thank you for making this one of the better parts of 2012 for me.

We are on challenge #122 and Lori is our hostess.  She has come up with a splash of color for us and really I love these colors.  I do believe that I would love to color an image like my fellow DT Leanne did.

Here is my creation for this week.  It is a pretty plain card but it could be used for a birthday or a wedding card.  The picture doesn't show it but the Wisteria Wonder is darker than it looks.

This is the prize offered up for this month

 I would love to enter my card into 
Make It Monday -  #121 -Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - #10 - Anything Goes
Please come on out and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks as I love hopping over to your blogs to see what you have created.

Please have a HAPPY and very SAFE New Years.  May love, laughter, joy follow you into 2013.  Hope to see you next year!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Make Your Own Pattern Paper at 4 Crafty Chicks

Good morning! Last night we went to our daughters Christmas concert and it was truly amazing.  Just one more thing to add to the Christmas excitement.  Can you believe it is only 5 days away.  Shopping is on my agenda today, since we have all been sick.  You know this bug hangs on for a while, I am running out of energy faster than I can make it...LOL.  :) Enough complaining, the positive is that I am not stuck in bed still.

Today is Thursday and that means a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks.  I am the lucky hostess.  This challenge is one that I don't do very often but I had such a fun time creating the pattern paper.  I used two individual stamps out of the same bell set. It is not too often that I use the whole stamp set to create a card...LOL. My fellow DT's rocked it out of the ball park.

 (it can be stamps, cheese cloth, brayers etc)

This card was created for one of the board members at my husbands work.  I create 28 individual cards each year, this was one of my last ones.  Hope they will like it.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday -  #120 -Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - #9 - Anything Goes

We really hope that you are able to find a little bit of time to come and create with us.  I hope that this week can bring you peace and happiness as we head towards Christmas Day.  Come join us at 4 Crafty Chicks we truly would love to see what you create.

May peace, joy and laughter be with you this week, as times can be stressful.  I plan to sing when I can't handle it .  Music is good for the soul.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

You're Invited at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Good Evening! Sorry, my post for 4 Crafty Chicks in a few days late.  My whole family so far with the exception of my wonderful husband have been dealing with the flu/cold virus for the last few weeks.   I have been without a voice for quiet a few days, my vocal cords, throat and chest hurt so badly. Not to mention the high fever, headaches, aches in my back, coughing and being sick to my stomach.  My kids might have enjoyed me not being able to talk...but now my voice is back...well not completely but enough to annoy them...LOL.  We are all still dragging from it. We taught our kids to share just a little too well *wink*. So as I am typing this, may the healthy force be with you. This isn't anything I would wish upon anyone.

The plus side is that I felt good enough last night and today to work for short periods of time, on getting my craftroom cleaned up. We had a new furnace put in, but the mess from drilling and all of the saw dust in my craft stuff was enough to make a person want to scream.  It took me more than a couple of hours to clean it up, but now my craft area is awful pretty :). Even did a little bit of reorganizing...thanks Lori :)

Over at 4 Crafty Chicks, on Thursday we had a new challenge brought to us by none other than Miss. Melissa!  For Challenge #120 she asked to make an Invitation.


Tonight, clean and simple came to mind while making this card.  I got to break out something new and a few old things. When this challenge came up, there was some worry for me because I didn't think I had any kind of sentiment to go with this challenge.  While cleaning, I came across this older Stampin Up set called Lots of Thoughts! saved the day and worked like a charm. It is good to have a true challenge because you never know what hidden treasures you have in your craft room until you start looking :) Thanks Melissa.

Stamps: Lots of Thoughts (Stampin Up)
Ink: Bravo Burgandy
Paper: Cranberry Crisp, Basic Grey and Whisper White
Accessories: button, twine, (stampin up products)- large tag punch, basic grey satin ribbon and Chevron embossing folder, stampin dimensionals.

Can you believe that there is only one week left until Christmas? Yikes...I am not even close to being done.  Here is too some power shopping this next week :)

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks for this wonderful challenge! I would love to hop over to your blog and get to see your inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by to share my card with me.  Please stay safe and healthy this week!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowmen Are So Cute!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for a new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks?  We have a new Guest Designer for the month of December and her name is Roberta and boy I can't wait to see what she has in store for us.  Please pop on over to give her a huge welcome. Our awesome hostess with the mostess this week is Leanne! She has come up with a wonderful idea for Challenge #119.  Can you guess what it might be......?  Okay I will give it up...our challenge is at 4 Crafty Chicks.

There are so many different kinds of snowmen in digi's, stamps, cloth and so much more.  It is one of my other fav's this time of year.  I must say I go gaga for snowmen ornaments...oh they are so cute and it would be so much fun to squish them if you could.

Here is my creation.  I got to use this stamp set from Cynthia, isn't it just adorable.  Now it is hard to see that I have dazzling diamonds on the snowballs, hats and ear muffs :)  I truly thought the picture showed it better than this. Loving these colors together too.  All products used on this card are from Stampin Up!
 I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything Goes

Christmas is coming fast and unfortunately I don't have much of my shopping done. Will have to make time for that but being able to help my friend Lori move some stuff into her new house and watch my sons basketball game yesterday were highlights. The absolute best part is Friday not just because it is the start to the weekend but because I will get my stitches out! Yahoooo!

Please come and join us at 4 Crafty Chicks, I hope our challenge will inspire you.  I love getting the chance to know you from your blogs.

Thanks for sharing my creation with me :)  Have a wonderful day!!