Friday, October 25, 2013

Featured Guest Designer Post!!!

Good Friday Morning All!!!

I am so very excited...I've been busting with news!

A couple of weeks ago I received a comment from Sheryl at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog on one of my posts.  Sheryl informed me that I had won the random org. featured guest designer spot!!! 

The challenge was "Celebrate" so the wheels started turning and this is what I came up with...

the complete view...
the "Celebration Cake" (paper of course!!) in cake stand...
a view of just the top with cover on...
with cover off...Fairy Dust Tilda...
Dangling Sea Tilda...with flowers to cover up the anchor ends...and a note to all crafters
"Open your mind and let it...SOAR!!!"...
the mid section...
the base with Magic Princess Tilda...and another note
"Discover the Magic of Creating!!!"
and scattered throughout the project are reminders to "Challenge yourself!!"...
I chose pink in keeping with the fact that October is breast cancer awareness month...on a lighter note...of course it is my favourite colour!!
So that is that for my "Featured Guest Designer Celebrate Challenge"...
Now for my BIG news!!!
Upon receiving my pictures the wonderful Sheryl invited me to join the design team for Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog!!!  I was so flabbergasted but of course I said YES!!  So please hop on over to FFFC blog and check out the wonderful creations that a truly talented group of ladies have put together!!!
Materials Used:
Stamps-Magnolia Fairy Dust Tilda, Dangling Sea Tilda and Magic Princess Tilda
From my stash-white tulle, white and pink ribbon
Dies-Spellbinders Vintage Labels One and Quik Cutz Leafy Vine and Vine
Flowers and string of pearls-Wild Orchid Crafts
Well...that is it for my news!!!
Thank you for stopping by...I really appreciate you taking the time!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

...and the Baby Boy Explosion Box!!

Well I have finally finished the other baby shower card...the "Baby Boy Explosion Box"!!

Two showers back to back this weekend and many of the same people going so I had to come up with something similar to the "Baby Girl Box"...and boy it is hard to do boy stuff!!

Well this is what I have to show you...
the front can see a baby shoe and Baby Edwin through the window...
 view of the top...lots of frontage!!!...
 the baby shoe I made using an actual Robeez baby shoe for a template...
 the box "exploded" with Baby Edwin...the personalized sentiment and a gift card holder...
Well that's it for the "Baby Boy Box"...phew...glad it's done!!! 
Materials Used:
DP-Lilli of the Valley-Nit Wit Collections-Bear Necessities 8X8 pad
Stamps-Magnolia-Cute Baby Edwin and Special Delivery Stork from the Special Moments 2013 Collection 
Die Cut-Spellbinders-Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
Soothers-Blue plastic ones are from Michaels and the pewter ones are from The Ribbon Girl
Knob/Handle-Tim Holtz
Pearls/pearl brads-my stash
Challenges I will enter:
Well that's it for now!!  Thank you for stopping by...I really do appreciate you taking the time!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Liebster Award

Earlier in October I was nominated for a Liebster Award by a family friend...who is also the little sweetie that helped me set up my blog  at the start!

Her name is Tanya and she has a beauty/fashion blog!  Tanya's blog is a mix of beauty and fashion tips as well as her day to day view on life...very well written with great ideas, opinions, some wonderful pictures and humour!!

Her questions to me were:
Q.-What inspired you to blog?
A.-My friend Christine had been after me to start a blog...I wanted to be able to visit and share with other creative bloggers so I finally started the blog.
Q.-What's one thing you have learned as a new blogger?
A.-Wow...this is a toughy...I have learned a lot!  I guess I would have to say that I have found so many creative and friendly bloggers that are willing to share their inspiration.
Q.-Black nail polish or pink nail polish?
A.-That's an easy one...Tanya you know I'm a pink girl!!!!
Q.-Favorite online shopping website?
A.-Again a toughy...there are so many AMAZING craft related online stores...but the one that I have visited the LONGEST would be Magnolia-licious (and I always have trouble linking this my apologies).
Q.-Favorite season of the year?
A.-Probably the fall (although my husband is cursing all the leaves right now).
Q.-Favorite beauty product?
A.-I don't use a lot of product but my Estee Lauder Supreme Lash Mascara would have to be the one I couldn't do without!!
Q.-Where do you feel most creative?
A.-That's my "play room (my craft room)"!
Q.-What are your goals for you site?
A.-Just to keep sharing this wonderful crafting world with as many people as I can!!
Q.-If you can travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
A.-It would have to be Australia.
Q.-If you were an animal what would you be?
A.-Hummm...probably a dog...there aren't too many people who don't love a dog!!

So that's it for my Q. & A. session!!  Thank you to Tanya for thinking of me!! 

Now apparently I have to nominate a fellow blogger who has under 300 followers (relatively new to the blogging world) and come up with 10 questions for that blogger!!

Well...all of the crafting blogs that I visit don't fit the criteria...add to that the fact that I think that you have WONDERFUL views on life in general dear Tanya so I would like to agree with your original nominator Kate and give you your second nomination!!!

My questions to you are:
1.  Where do you buy most of your beauty products?
2.  I know that you are as obsessed with lip stick/gloss as your Mother but which is YOUR preference?
3.  What skin cleansing product do you prefer (not facial)?  Always looking for a good one!!
4.  So now what facial cleanser is your ultimate favourite?
5.  Back to you on the nail or pink?
6.  Where do you see yourself in terms of life goals in...let's say...10 years?
7.  Country life or city?
8.  And if you could LIVE anywhere in the world where would it be?
9.  Which would you prefer a job or a career?
10.  Lastly, what is YOUR goal for your blog?

That's it for me today!  Seems strange  not posting a creation!!!!!!  But maybe you have learned a little bit more about me!

Thanks for stopping by...I really do appreciate you taking the time!!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Explosion Box-Baby Shower Card

It's been a little longer then I would have liked since I posted last but hey life is BUSY!!

Well...I have two baby showers to attend at the end of October.  This blogging thing does make me get to the cards I have to make ahead of time...I'm usually the night before kind a girl!

The first shower is for a baby girl...yep that's an easy one...all frills and lace, glitter and girly colours!!  The boy will be a challenge!

Sorry lots of pics...the front view...
and another...
a close up of Lilli of the Valley baby stamp...

side view (both sides are the same)...
the lid...
the writing portion of the Lilli of the Valley stamp...
the personalization...
the box "exploded"...
a baby carriage made from paper (Magnolia Ink magazine-No. 1 2012)...
tutorial by Camilla S
So that's the Baby Shower Explosion box...DONE...and way ahead of schedule...LOL!!
I will enter this into the following challenges:
 Materials Used:
DP-Lilli of the Valley Promises 8X8 paper pad (4 patterns used)
Stamp-Lilli of the Valley
Crown pins, flowers and string pearls-Wild Orchid Crafts
Baby carriage charm, baby pins, lace and ribbon-my stash
Dies-Spellbinders Classic Ovals (LG) and Lacey Ovals
        Cherry Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish and Fanciful Flourish
        Memory Box Tiny Tendrils
Frantage-Shabby pink
Thank you so much for stopping by...I really appreciate you taking the time!!!