Thursday, February 19, 2009

Goodies Giveaway!!! - Still room for 2!!

Alright, you all know how much I love giving stuff away, so here's ANOTHER giveaway for you! Saw this over at Shaela's blog and wanted to play long. Here's how to play:

The first 5 people to comment on this post will receive something made by me. But there is a catch... Here are the rules:
  1. It's my choice what to make... and you won't know what it will be until you get it!
  2. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make, but I hope you do!
  3. What I create will be just for you - completely original. :)
  4. It will be done this year. (that's what the rule says, but I'll probably get it to you in a month or so ;)
  5. Now for the catch. The catch is that you must re-post this on your blog and offer the same giveaway to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. It's all about sharing the love! Be sure to come here and post a link, cuz I WILL check your blog! *wink*

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Challenges A Plenty ~ and some of My Favorites!!!

I have bought a few sets since joining SCS and decided to do a few member company challenges. The first was a get inky challenge in the GinaK Designs forum. The challenge was to use a set you have not inked. I have used all my sets at least once, but I did ink up 2 of the images in a set for this card above...

The next one was the weekly Stamping Bella sketch challenge. I used a bitty bloom image I received from Sparkle through Wish RAK. I think this one turned out really cute!

This last one is a favorite!!!! I got my very first 2 My Favorite Things sets today and I had to ink them up!!! I got this set and a flopsy set also. I love the card above! I used my aquapainter for a watercolor effect and I am so happy with the overall results!!!

Anyways, I am making an effort to get a bit more sleep every night so I am making this a quick post. As always, thanks for popping by and let me know what you think!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blogger #3 Challenge #6

I had hoped to get this posted before the deadline. Melanie posted an awesome challenge to make a masculine card with at least 2 stamps, solid bg, a DP and at least 1 embellishment. It was due a few days ago, but I have been so busy I didn't get a chance to post mine. I am posting it now and am going to send it to April because she was legit on her deadline. Sorry blog sistahs!! I am going to do the next challenge and photo and upload to my computer so I have no problems with this one!!
Thanks for stopping in!

Stamping away the afternoon...

I spent the afternoon at my sister's house yesterday and I had a great time. Tricia stamped her thank you cards from her baby shower and Lianne and I managed to do a couple of sketch challenges and then decided to alter notebooks. I have been itching to use my new SU! set Sip by Sip so I decided to use it for my book. I thought it turned out pretty cute! What do you think?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

4 my Valentines!!

Just a quick one today. I got these as a special RAK from c-mouse on Split Coast Stampers. She sent me 4 of these adorable target mailboxes and I just LOVES playing with them! I made one to tuck each of my kids Valentine treats into and it is bad because I just want MORE and I live in Canada... :( Oh well... Someday maybe!

As always thanks for popping by! Oh - and Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cuddly Valentine

I made this for the High Hopes sketch challenge. This is the first time I have done one of theirs. I used a GinaK stamp set Cuddles & Hugs. I put it on watercolor paper and used my aqua painter to color it in. I was pretty happy with the results. I decided I wanted to make a non traditional Valentine colored card.

As always thanks for stopping by and if you like what you see, please leave me a comment! Thanks so much!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Throw Something at me Mister!!!

I am in the funnest (I know-not a real word...) swap on Split Coast!!! It is a Mardi Gras swap and we have some conditions to meet. One of the conditions is to include a trinket. Well I was totally inspired by an idea in the January Stampin Success mag. So I decided to tackle my own version of the hodgepodge hardware necklace and I just love it!!! Traditional Mardi Gras colors are purple, green and gold, all shades. I wanted to make the trinket to match... What do you think???

As always thanks for popping in and if you are inspired make sure you let me know!!!

Well, I need to vent... I made the mistake of purchasing a Dell laptop computer because I don't own a credit card and I could make monthly payments on it which works for me because I am basically the only contributor to anything needed in my household with 4 children. I knew I would end up paying 3 times what it was worth but beggars can't be choosers and it was the only way I would be able to get one. Well - biggest mistake I have ever made! The second day I had it I turned it on to a black screen and beeping. I called Dell right away and was told this does happen and they walked me through unplugging, removing the battery and resetting the system by holding the start button down. They did NOT tell me that this would be a minimum once a week occurrence... Well, I have been dealing with that about 2 years now. Recently my children's dad was "watching" the 2 little ones (I use this term loosely as his idea is sitting in front of the TV and ordering them around...) The youngest got into my laptop and chewed off the tops of several keys. I am missing 7 now. Well when I contacted Dell about getting a new keyboard, the only way to pay for it is with a credit card (I again do not own). So I contacted the customer service dept and they gave me 3 runaround responses and refered me to the parts where I could gladly purchase the part with my credit card. So needless to say - I am stuck with a piece of crap Dell with missing keys nobody can help me fix... sigh... So when I post and am missing d, n, m, or f keys, I am typing too fast and the little rubber under keys are sticking.... Sorry for the vent... I am also apologizing to anyone who is affiliated with them or loves theirs... This is just my own experience....

Thanks for letting me vent...

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Good morning!

Today I am posting my challenge for our blogger group. This one is the 5th challenge. I think I have only missed one and it was close to the holidays. The challenge was 2 colors of pink or red, 2 hearts and some bling or glitter. I added some stickles to the white dots on the DP after I snapped this photo. I had missed the bling - but I did use shiny taffeta ribbon... does that count??

Anyways, thanks for stopping in and let me know what you think!