Thursday, December 30, 2010

Kick Up Your Heels On Your Birthday!

Happy Birthday Kim!!!

I made this card for one of my "besties", Kim over at Oak Pond Creations. Today is her Birthday!!! Kim is a fellow crafter and I have managed to pull her to the dark side. Bwahahahaha! She has become a really good card crafter in a short period of time. I am not surprised because she is a talented writer, photographer and jewelry maker. I knew she had it in her the whole time, she just needed an "enabler" to help yank it out.
Kim, I hope you have a fabulous day! Enjoy every minute of it!! Love ya, Jen

Image & Sentiment: Create With TLC

Paper: KaiserCraft, ScenicRoute

Embellishments: Spellbinders-Labels Four, EK Success-Scalloped punch, MS border punch,

Monday, December 27, 2010

SNOW in South Carolina!?!

We had snow here in South Carolina on and off the whole day!!! The ground was too wet so it didn't stick but it was really nice to watch the flurries. Almost a "white Christmas". My "Let It Snow" flag is such a joke here at my house because we NEVER get any snow but this year I guess the joke was on us. Lol! I had to snap a picture for the scrapbook.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Sista!!!

I am soooo late in posting this card! My Sister's Birthday was on the 17th and with Christmas I totally forgot to send her a card for her Birthday. I know...I know...that is so slack! I did call her and talk to her ON her Birthday if that helps redeem me at all. She lives in Colorado which is way too far for my liking. We went and spent a week and a half with her and her family this summer and it has made me miss her even more. So.....
I LOVE you!

This is us back in July! See...just like the picture (but swap us around).

Digital Image: Mo Manning - "Step Sisters"

Paper: My Minds Eye - (Quite Contrary) Mary Mary"Sweetie Pie" Berry Preserves, Basic Grey - Lemonade/Tee Time

Accessories: Spellbinders - Big scalloped Squares, Die-namics - Banner Flag, Stampcraft - Typewriter letter stamps, glossy accents, copics, prisma pencils

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

O Star of Wonder...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #43 - Teddy Bears

It's Tuesday and that means the start of another challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's. Judy is our hostess with the mostest again this week and she has picked Teddy Bears for our challenge. What's not to love about teddy bears!?! I know I have loved a few and I still have a couple that I will probably never get rid of. You can tell them anything! The image I chose is called "Going to See the Star". This is such a beautiful image! Cheryl has a great way of capturing childhood innocence.

Sassy Cheryl's is having a BIG end of the year Christmas sale!!

****30% through Dec. 24th***

We know everyone is busy this time of the year so Cheryl is going to run this challenge for two weeks to make sure you all have time to join in. So, pick out your favorite Sassy Teddy Bear and get back in the craft room! Can't wait to see what you create.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Glory to God in the Highest...

This is another beautiful Christmas image from Just Inklined called "Christmas Wreath Pinecones". I wanted this image to be the main focus of the card with the MS punch scalloped edges accenting it. It has so much detail that I really didn't think the card needed any extra embellishments.

I am really enjoying being a guest designer for Just Inklined this month. I will probably have one more post for them next week so keep an eye out for another one of their fabulous images.

I hope you are all almost to the point of relaxation this Holiday season and can take time to enjoy your friends and family. I finally finished my Christmas cards and that was a big relief! Now it's time to make Christmas cookies and get some last minute shopping done.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #6

Right now I am working on my Christmas cards and I can't show those so I will show you what I found on my desk yesterday afternoon when I got home from work. My cute little kitty cat Seven loves to make nests in the weirdest places, especially papers. I had all that "stuff" neatly arranged on the corner of my desk until she came in with her little paws and REARRANGED it for me. Silly cat! Isn't she adorable?
Okay, enough "Awww...". Go link up a pic of your desk with Cheryl (HERE) and let us get a peek at what you are working on this week. She doesn't mind if your desk is a "hot mess", she just wants to see your creative minds at work.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Faith is the Bird That Sings...

Sassy Cheryls Challenge #42 - Snowmen

This week at Sassy Cheryl's Judy is our hostess with the mostest and she wants us to use one of Cheryl's Sassy Snowmen on our crafty creations. Cheryl has the most adorable snowmen. If I am ever looking for a snowman I know exactly where to go. She has my favorites!
This beautiful image called "Cardinal & Snowman" can be found HERE.
So, pick your favorite Sassy Snowman and join us for this weeks challenge, we would love to see what you come up with.

Sentiment from Create with TLC.
Paper: MyMind's Eye-Anything for you, Create with TLC-sentiment, Celebrate It-ribbon, misc snowflake brad

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas In The Heart

Happy almost Monday everyone! We are now less than 2 weeks away from Christmas and I am still working on my Christmas cards! My assembly line keeps getting longer and longer. The simple cards I was going to make just seem to change by the day. Oh well, just as long as they make it there by the 24th right?
This heart warming image called "Letter to Santa-boy" is from Just Inklined. This was the first Christmas image I bought from them and I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. You can get this image HERE.

Paper: K&Co.-Peppermint Twist Special Delivery, My Mind's Eye-Love of My Life Tiny Dots/Blue, Bazzill Basics-Ruby Slipper & Sea Salt

Accessories: EK Success-Snowflake punch, QuicKutz-flourish die, Stampabilities-postage stamp, Cricut-envelope, GTC's Crafty Corner-ticket, Spellbinders-Standard Circle, Target Holiday Ribbon-felt snowflakes, Stickles-Diamond, Sakura-Crystal Lacquer, MS-Crystal corse gitter, Inkadoo-white flocking powder

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #5

It's snooping' time again at Sassy Cheryl's blog!
I don't have anything on my desk except "New goodies"! I am most excited about my Prisma Premier Colored Pencils!!! We had our "Inky Digits" Christmas party Tuesday and we had a great time. Yummy food and a fun gift swapping game. I came home with my new pencils...WooHoo!! I can't wait to use them, hoping I get hooked! I also have a set of stamps I borrowed from my friend Linda. I am thinking about using them for my Christmas cards. I have a stack of brand new gorgeous papers from "Aw Shucks" scrapbook store! They always have the most beautiful papers. I have some printed corset images I will be using on an up coming B-day card. I also have a bunch of "stuff" laying around (as usual). I really need to organize after the Holidays. Lol
Take a pic of your crafty space and up-load to Cheryls blog HERE and let us see what you have going on this week.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Hooray, it's Christmas!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #41 - Use 2 Sassy Images
& Last weeks blog hop winner! WooHoo!

Judy is our Sassy Hostess with the mostest this week and she wants us to use "2" Sassy images on our project. I chose "Sassy Cheryl Winter Stamp" and "Christmas Packages".
This was one of those times where I start out with an idea in mind and by the time I am's a totally different result. At first I had pinks and browns chosen and I really don't know what happened. Lol

This week Cheryl has another one of her beautiful ceramic pieces up for grabs along with her usual Gift Certificate. That means 2 lucky winners again this week!!!

I hope you come join us for some Sassy fun this week. We love to see what you all create with Cheryl's beautiful images.

Okay...I know you are all waiting to see who won the free Sassy Cheryl digi from last week's blog hop. So, the winner is......

#2 - Kristel!!

Kristel said...
ohhh isn't he the cutest!! So wonderful Jeni!! Hugs Kristel

Congratulations Kristel!! Enjoy your free Sassy image. Just hop on over to Cheryl's shop and pick an image and let us know which one your little heart desires.

Paper: Making Memories-Noel pack, Bazzill Basics-Ruby Slipper, Bitter Chocolate & Guacamole Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles, EK Success-Rock Fern punch, twine, red & white baker's twine and misc. holly button

Monday, December 06, 2010

Happy Birthday Emma!

I made this card for my niece Emma! She is such a sweet thing! She has the most beautiful blonde hair with natural light red high lights. I really tried to color her hair like Emma's but I wasn't even close. I want to wish her the Happiest Birthday! Hope Mom and Dad treat you like a "Princess" (more so than usual) and you enjoy everything you do today! Big hugs from Uncle Steve, Aunt Jeni, Savannah & Jackson! See you in a couple weeks. Love you bunches! ~Aunt Jeni

Paper: K&Co.-Wild Saffron pack, My Minds Eye-Day Dream

Accessories: Sarah Kay stamp, Creating with TLC sentiment, misc. felt flower, yellow button & baker's twine

Merry Kissmas!

Just Inklined Blog Hop!! - All Stiched Up(faux or real)

Welcome to the Just Inklined blog hop. This month the theme is "All Stitched Up". If you came here from the creative Karen's blog you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way or started in the middle just head over to the Just Inklined web site for directions.

I chose "Kissing Robins" for my image. These cute little tweets caught my eye!! Just Inklined has some adorable Christmas digis. I know some of you are like me and are still working on their own Christmas cards. Now is a great time to check them out. It's not too late to add a couple new digis to your list.

Your next stop on the hop is gonna be the talented Lydia. Hope you all enjoy the hop!!

Order of the Hop:

Jeni (you are here)

Paper: Making Memories-Noel pack

Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard circle, Cricut-frame, Ribbon FX-tan/green gingham ribbon, Merry Minis-Red berries, Acorn top from my yard (HeeHee)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside!

Sassy Cheryl's Color Me Challenge #4

I'm so glad Cheryl was still in a lovey mood this week because I was too!! I had a hard time choosing, but I chose "Romeo & Juliet Snowmen" for my image. How romantic...he's climbing up to her window to steal a kiss. Wait a minute,that could be considered creepy too. Lol (just kidding) I love this image! You can purchase this image at a discounted rate through 12/6/210 HERE. Only $2.00!!! What a bargain.

Paper: BoBunny, Bazzill Basics

Saturday, December 04, 2010

You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog...

I'm so excited to tell you guys that I have been asked to be a guest designer for Just Inklined for the month of December!!!! The girls over there are so talented and I am honored to join them for a few weeks. This is my first card for them, sure hope they like it.

I loved this image the moment I saw it. I was so glad when a friend asked me to make them an Elvis themed Christmas card. Perfect timing for me. The image is called "Mood Music" and you can find it here.

Paper: All from my box of scraps! (love when I can use them up)

Accessories: Sheet Music-web image, Spellbinders-Standard Circles, Pure Color-Grosgrain ribbon, Dress It Up-"At the Hop" Buttons, Recollections-music note brad, misc button

Precious Gift

Theme: Glitz and Glimmer

I made this card for a friend who is celebrating her Granddaughter's first Christmas. There is no sweeter gift than the gift of Family. Hope you all are celebrating with the ones you love this Holiday Season.

Paper: K&Co.-Yuletide pack

Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles, QuicKutz-Flourish, Cuttle Bug-Flower Vine #2 embossing folder, Thin Cuts-present, KaiserCraft-Pearls, Stickles-Cotton Candy, Inkadoo flocking powder-Linen white

Friday, December 03, 2010

Snowman Parts

I love Sassy Cheryl's images and I was inspired by Cheryl Alger's "Snowman Parts" digital image!!

Just wanted to share my newest Christmas decoration addition.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Show Me Thursday!!

It's "Show Me Thursday #4" over at Sassy Cheryl's and she wants to see what we all have been working on.

I know I have said my desk is a "hot mess" before but this time I believe something exploded while I wasn't looking! I hated to even take a picture of it. There is so much going on I wouldn't even know where to begin so I'm just gonna let you try to figure it out for yourself. Have fun snooping and get a good laugh because this afternoon it is getting cleaned up! Ugh!
Load up a picture of your creative space (it obviously doesn't have to be clean) and let us see what fun things you are working on.

***Twenty-three days until Christmas!***

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snowbuddy Loves You Like I Do

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #40 - ♥ Love ♥ ***And a BLOG HOP***

Thanks for joining us on our first Sassy Cheryl's Blog Hop with a chance for you to win a free Sassy Cheryl digital image AND a Sassy Cheryl Snowman plate.
I'm the hostess this week for the challenge so if you arrived here from the Sassy Cheryl Challenge Blog you're on the right track. If you happen to get lost, just check back in the Challenge blog and follow the design team list. Each of us are going to select one winner from our comment section on our blogs. That means there is a winner for every DT member!
The hop runs from 5am Eastern November 30th to 5pm Eastern December 6th. The winners will be announced on Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog on December 7th.

Here's the card I made for the hop!

My hubby and I celebrated our 18th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday and this is the card I made for him. We are a pretty sappy couple, but we love it and I honestly believe we were meant for each other. We are so blessed to have one another and two super kids. Happy Anniversary Honey! I love you more today than the day I married you. You are my lobster! (our little joke...lobsters mate for life) ♥

Now, your next stop in the hop is our talented Sassy guest designer Janetlynne. Hop on over to see what she has created for us and have some fun. Good luck and thanks for playing along with us.

Here's the order of the Hop...

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog
Jeni Tidwell - you are here
Cathy Edgar
Dawn Lusk
Heather Huggins
Jackie Mooney
Jodi Ann Lee
Judy Kreucher
Kim Rhead
Tracy Jackson
Peggy Marsh

This is the Sassy Cheryl Snowman plate up for grabs! Isn't it adorable?!?

Paper: K&Co.-"Lovely" and "Yuletide" paper packs

Accessories: EK Success-Journal plate & bracket punch, MS-Snowflake punch, Jenni Bowlin-Bingo card, Studio G-Sentiment stamp, Studio 6-Snowflakes stamp, Cuttle Bug-Snowflakes embossing folder, misc heart button and Bakers twine

Monday, November 29, 2010

The True Gift of Christmas

Sassy Cheryl's Color Me Challenge #3

This adorable image is Sassy Cheryl's "The Simplest of Gifts". It was one of the two images to choose from for this weeks Color me Challenge. I was too late to get it into the challenge but I just had to finish it!! You can get this image and tons more fabulous Christmas images HERE.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Paper: My Minds Eye-Bliss "Love of my Life" Tiny Dots/Blue, American Crafts-Christmas Carols & Cards

Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circle. EK Success-journal & brackets punch, TLC Creations-sentiment, Cuttle Bug-Divine Swirls embossing folder

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday #3

First of all...I hope you all celebrating had a fabulous Thanksgiving! I had a wonderful day full of Family, turkey and PIE! I do have to say that I made Paula Deen's Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie and it was Awesome! I can hear it calling my name right now.

It's "Show Me Thursday" again at Sassy Cheryl's and instead of showing you what I am working on I want to show you what my Family has been working on. (Behind my Back! Sneaky little devils!) This is my Anniversary present I got today, three days early. I have wanted an old wooden window for a long time to use as a picture frame and I finally got one customized just for me by my three favorite people. Of course you know that I cried for a few minutes and then immediately had to have it hung! I am so blessed and thankful for my Husband and Children. I love you guys! You are my world... ♥

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Land of the Free

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #39 - Thankful

This week at Sassy Cheryl's we are celebrating Thanksgiving by being Thankful. It is the perfect time to reflect and remember all the things that mean the most to us. I have so much to be thankful for. I have a loving family, a place to live, a job, food on my table...(and the list goes on).
It seems that more and more people I know are having to part with their loved ones who are going off to serve their Country. I wanted to let those people know that I am thankful for them also. God Bless You!

I used Cheryl's "Liberty Bear" for my card today. Her Americana images are fantastic! My fellow crafter/cardmaker friend Lisa made me several colors of seam binding ribbon and I love it. I chose the red, thanks Lisa! The sentiment is from TLC Creations. Come join in the challenge and let us know what you're thankful for.

Not only is Cheryl giving away the usual gift certificate to her store, there is a chance to win this beautiful ceramic platter with one of Cheryl's adorable snowmen. Sure wish I was eligable. Lol

Paper: Creative Imaginations-star, Creative Memories-blue, AC Heavy Cardstock-white

Accessories: Cuttle Bug-Stars embossing folder, TLC Creations-sentiment, Lisa Murphy-Seam binding ribbon, Dress it Up-Star button

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanks A Latte

Sassy Cheryl's - Color Me Challenge #2

This week Cheryl gave us the two most adorable images to choose from for her Color Me Challenge. "Cappuccino Anyone Snowman" and "Shining Rudolph's Nose". Since I used Rudolph on this weeks Count Down To Christmas challenge it was an easy choice for me. This snowman was so much fun to color! I love using my Copics and I love me some JAVA!!! Stop on over while the images are discounted and join in for a chance to win some Sassy Cheryl images.

Paper: BoBunny-Persuasion Dot, Bazzill Basics-Pink & Bitter Chocolate

Accessories: Cricut-A Childs Year scalloped frame, Dress It Up-Java button, Cuttle Bug-Twizzle embossing folder, Verve Stamps-Delightful & Delicious sentiment, MS Crystal corse glitter

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Best Fishes

The Stamping Bazaar's 4th Weekly Challenge

I love this little Otter from The Stamping Bazaar. I didn't get a chance to join the challenge last week so I'm happy to participate this week. Can't wait for their upcoming Christmas release. It's a fun sketch so check it out and join in.

Paper: CosmoCricket-Mr.Campy, Bazzill Basics-Guacamole & Bitter Chocolate

Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circle,EK Success-Rock Fern punch, Scrapcation Getaway-worm digi, misc.twine & hook

Sassy Cheryl's "Show Me Thursday" - #2

It's the second week of "Show Me Thursday" at Sassy Cheryl's and last week was so much fun! Can't wait to see what you all are working on.

I have a couple cards I finished up from Sassy Cheryl's challenges last week on my cutter. I am currently working on that cute littler Otter I won from the Stamping Bazaar for their challenge this week. Hopefully I will be finished with it tonight so I can work on Cheryl's Cappuccino Snowman for the "Color Me...Please" challenge. He is sooooooo cute! I know he is gonna be tons of fun.

Okay, time for you to show Cheryl what you're working on. It's easy peasy! All you gotta do is go to Cheryl's blog (HERE) and link up a pic of your workspace. Time for me to get snoopin'!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #38 - Countdown to Christmas

This week at Sassy Cheryl's we are having a Countdown to Christmas challenge. What are your Sassy images doing to get ready for that special night? I used one of Cheryl's new Christmas images. This little cutie is so new I don't even know it's name yet. What a job this lucky elf has!!He gets to shine Rudolph's nose to make sure Santa has a safe trip. Go pick out your favorite Sassy Cheryl image or go to her store and pick one of her fabulous new Christmas images and join us. We have such a good time and love to see what you all have created.

In addition to our regular $5 gift certificate to her shop, Sassy Cheryl is giving away this darling holiday plate to another lucky person.. so there's two chances to win this week! To be part of the drawing, all you have to do is play along with us in our challenge.

I would to congratulate my friend Janetlynne, she is our guest DT member for the next four weeks here at Sassy Cheryl's. Go on over and check out her blog. She has some cute cards for you all to enjoy.

Paper: K&Co.-Yuletide pack, Bazzill Basics-Sea Salt & Ruby Slipper

Accessories: Tim Holtz-Embossing folder, EK Success-Snowflake punch, Spellbinders-Standard Circles, Red glitter glue

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Santas Making Snow Angels!

I made this card Sassy Cheryl's "Color me Please..." challenge.

This image is called "Jumping Jack Santa" but my Family and I thought he was making snow angels so we changed it up a bit. I'm a traditional kinda gal so I kept with Santa's traditional colors, but I did give him a little sparkle. Hope you all come play along for a chance to win a free Sassy Cheryl image!

Paper: K&Co.-Yuletide pack, Bazzill Basics-Guacamole

Accessories: Sentiment-TCL Creations, MS Snowflake punch, liquid applique, MS Corse Glitter-Crystal, Stickles-Diamond

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's "Show Me Thursday" #1

It's the first Show Me Thursday at Sassy Cheryl's Designs, and it's time to show Cheryl what you're working on in your studio/craft room.

My desk is a little cluttered right now because I have a few things getting ready to get started on and I did a little shopping this week. In the center on my mat I have my "Jumping Jack Santa" image for Cheryl's "Color Me, Please" challenge. He is so cute!! And under my copics is a cutie I am working on for next Tuesday's Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog. I can't show that to you yet but Ooooooh how I love this image!!!
The cute little otter to the right of Santa is from The Stamping Bazaar. He is called "Catch of the Day". I won this little cutie for the Honorable Mention prize for their 2nd weekly challenge. (Thanks for picking my card Marina, I am very honored) So, I am gonna use the sketch underneath him and enter him in their 3rd weekly challenge.
On my cutter is a stack of BEAUTIFUL papers I got this week at "Aw Shucks Scrapbooking" and my new CLEARANCE punch set from Michaels!!! I know...I already have enough paper (at least that's what I'm told) but I really needed it. Lol
Oh, and last but not least is the Moose ornament I bought for my son. I found this cutie at WalMart of all places. It's a little joke we have in our family. We call Jackson "Moose" because he just turned 12 and is already taller than I am and I'm 5'10"!!!! He is a big boy and he is still growing.
So, hop on over and show Cheryl what you're working on today! HERE I will be by to snoop too!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Too Much Football...

This is for all the "Football Fanatics" and "Sunday Sitters" out there. This is an image from The Digi Shack. It is called "Dad's Day Remote". How many men in America look like this on game day? I would add a pic of my Hubby right now but I don't think that would go over too well. Looks about like this except the couch is leather and he is snackin' on chicken wings. Lol Hope all you guys (and football lovin' gals) enjoy football season! Go Panthers! Oh, who am I kidding....not this year. *sigh*

Papers: Cosmo Cricket-Mr. Campy pack

Accessories: TLC Creations-sentiment, misc. football clip art, liquid applique

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Grab Your Party Hat

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #37 - Use Tulle (or ribbon)

This week at Sassy Cheryl's I am the hostess and "I wanna see some tulle (or ribbon)"! Tulle is one of my favorite embellishments and a lot of people overlook it's usefulness. It is very inexpensive too. The adorable image I used is called "Birthday Bears". Cheryl has the best variety of bears and they are all so stinkin' cute. Check out her shop HERE and come play along with us this week in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

The sentiment I used is from TLC Creations. Paulette always seems to have just the sentiments I am looking for.

Paper: Pink Paislee-Gazebo, Carolees Creations-Party Words, Bazzill Basics-Phoenix

Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles, Red Tulle, misc. buttons

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Passin' on some Love...

I have 4 blog awards I have received and need to pass them on to some of you unsuspecting followers. I was so "Thrilled" to receive them and I hope you will be too! Each one comes with their own set of rules so pay attention and follow directions. (I sound like an old naggy teacher huh?)

"One Lovely Blog"
This first one was from my Bloggy friend Sarah "The Stressed Stamper". She was my first overseas Blog friend. She has some beautiful cards to ogle at and has recently taken on some DT spots. You go girl!
The conditions of me receiving this is to pass the award onto 15 other lovely blogs!

1. Kristel at "Creative 4 Fun"
2. Wendy at "Wendy Made and all things Crafty"
3. Heidy at "Heidy's Scrappies"
4. Heather at "Hopefully Heather's Stuff"
5. Mary at "Southern Moments"
6. Tracy at "Stamping Seasons"
7. Shirley at "Tangents from TazMania"
8. Janetlynne at "Scrap'n at the Beach"
9. Scrappy-Doo at "Scrapping In A Zoo"
10. Mary at "Greeting Cards By Icela"
11. Gemma at "De FreubelFreule"
12. Paulette from "Create with TLC"
13. Elizabeth at "Elizabeth O. Dulemba"
14. Ann Marie at "Glitter Girl"
15. Ana at "Ink A Atamp"

"Beautiful Blogger Award"

I received this one from Wendy over at "Wendy Made..and all things crafty" She has some beautiful cards and even some adoreble digital images on her blog.

The rules for this Award are to tell you 10 things you'd probably not know about myself and to pass it on to 10 more Beautiful Bloggers. So here goes:

1. I have a serious paper fettish
2. I am addicted to Starbuck's Grande Decaf Caramel Macchiato
3. I am a service writer in a car dealership
4. I can't stand to lose (drives me nuts)
5. I have been hit by a car
6. If something isn't done "the right way", I re-do it
7. I love the smell of books *sniff....aaahh*
8. I dread the day my kids move away
9. My pinky toe doesn't touch the ground ( Thanks Dad )
10. I had a dream about my dog before I found her

Now for my 10 beautiful Bloggers...

1. Pam at "Low Carb and Delicious"
2. Cindy at "Noah's Connectionz"
3. Sarah at "The Stressed Stamper"
4. Laurie at "Laurie's Stampin and Scrappin Place"
5. Alina at "Simcards"
6. Kim at "From My Stamp Room"
7. Cathy at "Ink It Up Stamp It Out with Cathy Edgar"
8. Lily at "Lily'sArt Creations"
9. Ann at "Therefore I am..."
10. Jackie at "Jackie's Space"

"Cherry On Top Award"

I got this one from Wendy also! Thanks for the love. :)

The rules for this are to share 3 things that i enjoy doing and then pass it on to 5 more wonderful Bloggers.

I enjoy:
1. Playing in my papers
2. Reading
3. Hanging out with my Family

My 5 Bloggers with that little extra are:
1. Jak at "Jak"
2. Penni at "Lazy Cats Cards"
3. Jodi at "Inked Inspirations"
4. Peggy at "The Wired Angel"
5. Dawn at "Dawn a New Day"

And Last but certainly not least....

"My Blog has Attitude Award"

I got this award from Scrappy-Doo over at "Scrapping in a Zoo". Thanks so much for thinking of me.
In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi’s With Attitude! Challenge Blog.

1. I love "old" things (antiques, Big Band Music, history)
2. I get excited over the smallest things
3. I make a MEAN quesadilla!

Now, I have to nominate 5 people for the same opportunity to receive a $5 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM DIGI'S WITH ATTITUDE. If you guys follow and comply with the instructions, you receive a $5 gift certificate! HERE What do you think of THAT?

Here are the 5 I've nominated:

1. Marlene at "Disguised as a Grown UP"

2. Lelia at "Green Goddess Creations"

3. Tammy at "Tammy's Spot"

4. Linda at "Turtle in the Sand"

5. Peggy at "Art By Peggy"

Thanks for sticking with me through this LONG post today. I'm exhausted!!!! Congratulations to all you crafty ladies! You guys make "Blog Land" so much fun and I really enjoy all of your individuality. So much great inspiration to be seen!!!

Lots of love,


Thursday, November 04, 2010

Sweetie Pie

The Stamping Bazaar's 2nd weekly challenge - Sketch

I won this sweet little image a month or so ago from The Stamping Bazaar, she is called "Susie With Pie". You can purchase her at their shop HERE. I have been wanting to use her and this is a wonderful excuse to do so. The sentiment I used is from TLC Creations.

Paper: Graphic 45-Bee's Knees, Cosmo Cricket-Girl Friday-Sunday, Bazzill Basics-Red Devil

Accessories: TLC Creations-sentiment, Spellbinders-Standard Circle, Sizzix-Snow Flowers embossing folder, Cricut-From My Kitchen, RibbonFX-gingham ribbon

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Turn the Udder Cheek

It's Digi Shack Wednesday!

This week I chose this adorable image by Brian Lock. It's called "Moooving". Isn't it too cute!?! I found the sentiment at TLC Creations. Paulette always seems to have a sentiment that goes perfectly with what I am working on. While you're in "Blog Land" today check out the other DT members crafty creations. Their links are on my side bar.

Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Early Bird Farmer's Market, Bazzill Basic-London Fog & Red Devil, Stampin Up-Kraft

Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard Circles & Big Scalloped Circles, Basic Basic-Brown Gingham ribbon

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

It Takes Two

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #36 - Fall Colors

I am the hostess this week at Sassy Cheryl's and I chose the theme of "Fall Colors". I love fall for it's colors and smells.
From now until the end of Jan. is my favorite time of year. After that I am ready for summer again. My fun time starts off with Halloween and runs through my Birthday month. (Yes, I said month! A single day is NOT enough.)

The Sassy image I chose is called "Cliff Hanging Pumpkin Pushers". I love this image because it can be Fall or Halloween. Those little costumes they are wearing are adorable. You can purchase this image HERE. I also wanted to let you know that Cheryl is now on Facebook!! She loves to see all the crafty creations made with her images so go send her a friend request and start sharing!

I have to give some credit to TLC Creations for this sentiment! It fits perfectly with the scene I was creating. I love it when a plan comes together. HeeHee! So thanks Paulette!

Come join in on the fun HERE and create your own Sassy creation! We love to see all your beautiful designs. This week you have a chance to be a Sassy Cheryl guest designer!!

Paper: K&Co.-Wild Saffron, Cosmo Cricket-Happy Trails & Skipping Stones, Bazzill Basics-Navel & Rain Forest, Kraft paper

Accessories: Stampin Up-Scalloped border punch, Spellbinders-Labels Two & Standard Circle, misc. button and twine

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Falling for your New Baby

I made this card for my friend Kim. She needed a card for a baby shower and of course I had to help her out.
This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. (Kia playing in the leaves) He is soooooo adorable!
The yo-yo flower in the bottom right corner was made by my Mom. She makes the most beautiful yo-yo quilts and this is from her "stash" of yo-yo's.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Sunrise and Bazzill Basics-Bitter Chocolate & Navel
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing folders-Swirls & distressed stripes, EK Success scallop punch, Spellbinders standard circles & Labels Three, liquid applique

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil....Have No Fun!

It's Digi Shack Showcase Wednesday!

Time for a showcase show down again at The Digi Shack! Monkeys always seem to be in trouble and these little fellas are no exception. I think they have been up to no good!!
On the right side of my blog are some links to my Shack Sister's blogs. Check out the crafty creations they have come up with this week.

Paper: Sassafras Lass-Smooth Sailing, Bazzill Basics-Rain Forest, ,Navel & Red Devil

Accessories: Sizzix-Flower layers, Provo Craft-Monkey Die, QuicKutz-Flourish die & CuttleBug-Spots & Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get Well Tea

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #35 - Anything But Square

I would like to send out a *~*BiG HAPpY BiRtHdAy*~* to our Sassy Boss Lady Cheryl! She is a wonderful person to design for and she makes the most amazing images. I am so lucky to be a part of your design team. Hope you have a FaBuLoUs day!

This week at Sassy Cheryl's our hostess with the mostest is Lily! She wants us to create something with Cheryl's adorable images and make it anything BUT square.
I was searching through my Cricut cartridges and found this adorable tea cup in "A Child's Year". Immediately I thought of this cutie of Cheryl's called "Sick Sally". Poor little Sally...she isn't feeling too well.
Come and join a fun group of gals who play along in our challenges every week for a chance to win a gift certificate to Cheryl's Shop AND a chance to be a guest designer for Sassy Cheryl's!!!Hope to see your creations soon!

Paper: My Mind's Eye-Classic "Everyday" Fresh Linen, AC Heavy Weight Cardstock-white, Bazzill Bassics-Rain

Accessories: Cricut-A Child's Year, Spellbinders-Labels One & Big Scalloped Circles, Stampin' Up-Scalloped punch, McGill-3" file tab punch, QuicKutz-Diamonds & Dots embossing folder, Marvy-liquid applique

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dino Boy!

Happy Birthday to my "Best Boy", "Buddy Bear", "JoBoo", "Mini Man"...
My son Jackson turns 12 tomorrow! One more year and he will be a teenager! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday he was running around with his curly hair and dinosaurs. He and his dinosaurs were inseparable! When he was 3 my brother in law asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he told him, "I want to be a Paleontologist". I don't think he was expecting that answer, but that was just Jackson. He soaked up every bit of information he could find about dinosaurs like a sponge. That phase passed a couple years ago and I miss it so much. He actually had a dinosaur back pack in kindergarten. So when I saw this image from Mo's Digital Pencil I knew it was the image for him. He actually had a dinosaur back pack his first year of school. I am entering this card in Mo's Challenge this week for "Fall Colors".
**HaPpY BiRtHdAy JaCkSoN!!!** We love you Dino-Boy!

Look at those curls!!!

Now we have a Mohawk! Lol

Papers: My Minds Eye-Stomp"Best Buddies" Dinosaurs, Bazzill Basics-Rain Forest & London Fog

Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Tow & Standard Circles, MS Dinosaur punch w/Crystal lacquer, Around The Block-"My Boy" brad

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Celebrate the good things...

***** HaPpY BiRtHdAy MoM!! *****
You're the Greatest!!!!

I made this card for my Mom for her 67th Birthday a couple weeks ago. She collects hand bells and when I saw this image on Create With TLC I knew this was the image for her card. They have beautiful vintage images and sentiments.

Paper: BoBunny "St. Nick Mistletoe", Bazzill Basics "French Vanilla"
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 10, Stampin Up scallop border punch, Sizzix Butterfly #9, QuicKutz Diamonds & Dots embossing folder, Studio G sentiment stamp