Monday, August 25, 2014

House of Mouse Guest Designer Challenge #177 "Food Glorious Food"!!!

Good Monday morning dear friends!!

Today begins a brand new challenge over at House of Mouse...this time it's all about "Food"!!  Now that should be an easy one right!!!  Can't wait to see what the DT have come up with...pop over and check them out HERE!!!

This is also the end of my Guest Designer term...SAD face here!!!  I have SO ENJOYED these four chances to join in with the FABULOUS House of Mouse design team...working with these sweet little mice and friends has just been a blast!!!

I have made my Grandson Quinn's 2nd birthday card using this challenge as inspiration!! 

Here is my card...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the image in the upper left corner is "Birthday Cupcake" HMJR1007...
the sentiments are LOTV Set 58 & 60 Pretty Grungy-Good Times & Wishes...
I cut out a circle so that the inside image shows through, stitched on rick rack and added small pearls...

 closer view of "Birthday Cupcake"...
DP is LOTV "Bear Necessities" 8"x8" pad...
 the stick pin is decorated with beads, shabby seam binding and bottle filled with beads...
 inside is decorated with this little boy DP from my stash...
 inside image is "Make a Wish 02" HMGR1011...
So that is my Grandson's card!!  Time to hop on over to House of Mouse Challenge blog to check out the FABULOUS DT's projects!!!
Materials Used:
Stamps-all listed above
DP-LOTV "Bear Necessities" and the "little boys" paper is from my stash
Die cuts-Spellbinders Classic Circles & Scalloped Circles
Stick pin, shabby seam binding, frantage and pearls-Live and Love Crafts
Challenges I will enter:
Gruffies and Guests-Challenge #8 "Anything Goes with option of Boys"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #46 "Anything Goes"
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #121-"Pets"!!!

Good Friday morning dear friends!!!

It's my turn to host a challenge at Fussy and Fancy and I have chosen "Pets" as my theme!!  We are being sponsored this challenge by the WONDERFUL Crafty Sentiments!!  Why did I chose "Pets"...umm well...these two boys keep me on my toes but their love is unconditional!!!

The sweet little Beagle/hound is Cash and the gorgeous Golden is Leo!!  Cash is a rescue that we have had for about two and a half years...Cash needed some TLC when we first found him...Leo we waited almost a year for...well he came with some digestive issues and some other minor health issues...that's where their "nutritionist" comes into the picture!  She has worked with me to balance out Leo's diet and work through some of Cash's issues...last week I found out that she is leaving for another job...SAD face here!!  Well I decided to make her a little card that I will put a spa gift card in from the boys to thank her for the care that she has shown to both!!

Here is my card from two grateful pets...

please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
this is "Just Relax" from Crafty Sentiments...

I made an envelope style card...
 opening up the front flap...
 card opened to show the sentiments...the top one is computer generated...
the dog is a Fresh Brewed Designs digi called "Doggy Bone"...
the stamped sentiment is a Hero Arts cling stamp...
 closer view of "Doggy Bone" and Hero Arts sentiment...
Well that is my card!!  Now it's your turn...we'd love to see what you come up with!!  Hop on over to Fussy and Fancy Challenge blog to check out my so very talented teamies inspiration!!!
 Materials Used:
Stamps-listed above
DP-LOTV-Country Lady 8"X8" pad
Pearls, shabby seam binding and liquid pearl-Live and Love Crafts
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Blog-a-versary Celebration Project Post Candy Winner!!

Good Thursday morning dear friends!!

No project to show's been a wee bit busy here but I do have my candy winner from comments made on my "Blog-a-versary Celebration Project" post!!

And the winner is...........#5 Inky Angel as chosen by!!

Yay Katie that's you!!!!

If you could contact me...just go to my contact button on the sidebar for my e-mail address...I will get your prize in the mail to you!!

Thank you all for your continued support...your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Candy Winner!!!!

Well this is the winner post!!!

Here is the list of comments that I had to choose from:
1.Kerri-July 24th-Well Happy Thursday everyone!!! post
2.Celine-July 24th-as above
3.Pauline-July 24th-as above
4.Julie Price-July 24th-as above
5.Judy Corner-July 24th-I Love my Maggies!!! post
6.KT Fit Kitty-July 25th-Well Happy Thursday everyone!!! post
7.Karen Steen-July 25th-as above
8.Aussie Annie-July 25th-I Love my Maggies!!! post
9.Celine-July 25th-Fussy and Fancy Challenge #119-Words post
10.Karen Steen-July 25th-as above
11.Sandra-July 25th-as above
12.Sandra-July 27th-Well Happy Thursday everyone!!! post
13.Dianne-July 27th-as above
14.Dianne-July 27th-as above 2nd comment
15.Jo Rice-July 27th-F&F Challenge #119-Words post
16.Dianne-July 27th-as above
17.Julie Price-July 27th-as above
18.Sue Drees-July 28th-I Love my Maggies!!! post
19.Pauline-July 28th-F&F Challenge #119-Words post
20.Kerri-July 28th-House of Mouse Challenge #175 post
21.Christine-July 28th-as above
22.Sandra-July 28th-as above
23.Inky Angel-July 28th-as above
24.Celine-July 28th-as above
25.Pauline-July 28th-as above
26.Jay-July 28th-as above
27.Sue Drees-July 29th-as above
28.Julie Price-July 29th-as above
29.Karen Steen-July 29th-as above
30.Heather D.-July 30th-F&F Challenge #119 post
31.Heather D.-July 30th-House of Mouse Challenge #175 post
32.Pamellia-July  31st-I Love my Maggies!!! post
33.Desire-July 31st-House of Mouse Challenge #175 post
34.Pamellia-July 31st-Happy Birthday to My Darling Girls!!! post
35.May-July 31st-as above
36.Celine-August 1st-as above
37.KT Fit Kitty-August 1st-as above
38.Pauline-August 1st-as above
39.Desire-August 2nd-Well Happy Thursday everyone!!! post
40.Inky Angel-August 2nd-Happy Birthday to My Darling Girls!!! post
41.Desire-August 2nd-as above
42.Judy Corner-August 4th-as above
43.Julie Price-August 4th-as above
44.Desire-August 4th-Fresh Brewed Designs August Digi Release!!! post
45.Heather D.-August 4th-as above
46.Julie Price-August 4th-as above
47.Edwina-August 4th-as above
48.Bumblerbee Creations-August 4th-as above
49.Pauline-August 5th-as above
50.Christine-August 6th-as above
51.Christine-August 6th-Fresh Brewed Buttons post
52.Heather D.-August 6th-as above
53.Inky Angel-August 6th-as above
54.Celine-August 6th-as above
55.Pamellia-August 7th-as above
56.Julie Price-August 8th-as above
57.Sue Drees-August 11th-Happy Birthday to My Darling Girls!!! post
58.Pamellia-August 11th-House of Mouse Challenge #176
59.Sue Drees-August 11th-as above
60.Inky Angel-August 11th-as above
61.FT Fit Kitty-August 11th- as above
62.Pauline-August 12th-Fresh Brewed Buttons-post
63.Celine-August 12th-House of Mouse Challenge #176 post
64.Pauline-August 12th-as above
65.Kerri-August 12th-as above
66.Julie Price-August 12th- as above

And the winner...chosen by my dear husband...I call him!!!
IS...#31...YAY Heather D.

Heather can you please e-mail me with your address and I will get your candy in the mail!!

So that's the candy for my blog-a-versary BUT now I want to thank everyone once again for all of your support over my first year so I am going to offer some new candy to a random comment by a FOLLOWER who makes a comment on my "Blog-a-versary Celebration Project" post only...I will post the winner next Thursday...all comments made by followers up until Wednesday August 20th at 6:00 p.m....on this post only... will qualify!!!

This is my "Blog-a-versary Celebration Project" candy...
So I say THANK YOU again!!!
Until next time your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!

Blog-a-versary Celebration Project!!!

Good Thursday morning dear friends!!

I wanted to thank you all for your visits and comments over the last three weeks...they are so very much appreciated!!!

In this post I will show you what I have been TRYING to get completed for the last several weeks!!!  I don't seem to be finding a lot of spare time for crafting lately...summer is just so busy with yard work, house work , entertaining and work itself!!!

I have had this project in mind for a LONG time now but just never was able to find the time to transfer from head to hands to project!!  I first saw a cupcake tutorial on the FABULOUSLY talented Julie Price's blog several years ago...actually I believe that it was 2011!!

Here is my "Celebration Project"...still not completed but this is what I have so far...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I have started decorating a cupcake stand with mini cupcakes...
all of the Tildas are from the new Pink Lemonade Collection...

 this is "Tilda with Summer Pants"...
 "Here I am Tilda"...
 "Gypsy Tilda"...
 "Bubble Tilda"...
Well these are the four new mini cupcakes that I have added...the cupcake from my blog-a-versary is also on the stand...there are still quite a holders to fill...I'll just keep plugging away...LOL!!!
Materials Used:
Stamps-listed above-Magnolia-licious
Papers-scraps from my stash
All other supplies are from Live and Love  and The Ribbon Girl
Challenges I will enter:
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
Magnolias Down Under-Challenge #242 "Shabby Chic"
Stamp and Create with Magnolia-Challenge #41 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #45 "Anything Goes"
Thank you for celebrating with winner post will follow with a little announcement at the end!!
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!

Monday, August 11, 2014

House of Mouse Guest Designer Card for Challenge # 176!!

Good Monday morning all!!

First I MUST apologize for not posting an update for my "Blog-a-very"!!!  I have not had time to finish my "Celebration" project so have decided to extend the draw post until this Thursday August 14th...that means I will include all comments made by followers up until Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. EST...then I will organize them all and post my draw winner on Thursday!!!!  Thanks for hanging in there with me!! 

Also I need to apologize for not being around to all your wonderful blogs's been hectic around here!!  I'm hoping to rectify this soon!!!

It's time once again for a new House of Mouse Challenge...this one was SUPER EASY for me as I find my colouring the weakest part of my creating!!!  Can you guess from that hint what this challenge is??!! 

YESSSS... it is..."Leave Your Image Un-coloured"!!!!!  So I get to stamp as many super sweet House of Mouse images as I can fit in and then get busy with the embellishing...LOL!!

WARNING this is picture HEAVY as I DID use as many images as I could fit in...LOL!!!

Here is what I came up with...
                        please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...

this is the front of my "Photo Album" card...

the front actually has four flaps that open up separately...

I made part of a flower on each quarter...they come together to form a flower...
I used three different sizes of Marvy heart punches...the fourth I had to cut by hand to get a suitable size fourth heart...
the leaves were made with my Spellbinders Presto Punch and P5-002 template...
I added three House of Mouse images and in the bottom left corner I just had to use this cut out from the was too beautiful not to...the butterfly and dragonfly are also die cuts from this matching paper set... 

 starting to open it up...
 two more sweet little mouse images...
 the inside stamp edged with Shabby Green & Shabby Pink Frantage...
the tiny little mouse stamp under it is "Please" HMB1001...
all of the sentiment stamps are from LOTV Set 58 Pretty Grungy-Good Times...
 closer view of "Mice Memories" HMPR1047...
 "Chef Amanda" HMG1010...
the butterfly die cut from the paper set decorated with pearls and shabby seam binding...
 "Oh Happy Days" HMER1002...
 "Baby Monica" HMD1021...
 "Monica's Gift" HMD1017...
 "Monica Lands" HMER1005...

Well that is my contribution as a Guest Designer to the latest challenge at House of Mouse Challenge Blog...I can't wait to see what the DT has come up with!!!!

Challenges I will enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #45 "Anything Goes"

Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A New Challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs-show us your "Buttons"!!!

Good Wednesday morning dear friends!!!

Today begins a brand new challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs...we want to see buttons, buttons and more buttons!!!

I decided to make another little handbag for storage of some of my craft goodies...yes it will be for buttons!! I made a tag for the bag and decorated it with one of Heather's "Cutie Bugs", some buttons of course and yes Frantage!!

Here is my "Ice Cream Cutie Bug" from Fresh Brewed Designs...
please click on the first image for closer view/slideshow...
I made the bag using some sweet bug paper from my stash...

here is my tag...
decorated with a Frantage covered button and button strings...
I added a bee and ladybug embellishments...
a closer view...
Well that is my new storage FUN to make and useful too!!!  Let's go now to check out the projects that my teamies have made for inspiration at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog!!
Materials Used:
Digi-Fresh Brewed Designs "Ice Cream Cutie Bug"
Die Cut-Spellbinders Grand Ovals
All other supplies are from my stash
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Fresh Brewed Designs August Digi Release!!!

Good Monday morning...hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!!

Today marks the beginning of the latest release at Fresh Brewed Designs...Heather has been very busy drawing up new images for us to play with!!!

Check out Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog for my teamies wonderful projects and details for Heather's fun games and prizes!!!

I will be working with a sweet little mermaid named "Oceane"...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
the idea came into my head to make a sea shell like scene...
I haven't added any sentiments...I will when I decide who to give this to...
I thought that it might be a really nice "box" to give a small gift in...
 a closer view of "Oceane"...
I added gauze for "seaweed" that I distressed with Ranger's distress inks, sea themed die cuts, sea shells and pearls...
 back view...
Well that is my project for today!!!
Materials Used:
Digi Stamp-Fresh Brewed Designs "Oceane" from Heather's August release
DP-Maja Design "Life by the Sea" 6 X 6 paper pad-Live and Love Crafts
Die Cuts-Spellbinders Grand Caliber Scalloped Circles and Magnolia Doo-Hickeys Club Release #1-Magnolia-licious
Ranger Distress Inks-Broken China, Shabby Shutter & Antique Linen
Every thing else is from my stash
Until next time thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!  Your visits and comments are so very much appreciated!!