December 31, 2010

Favorite Five 2010.....

Oh Debby,Debby ! ! LOL ,So continuing with Debby's Challenge "My Favorite Five of 2010. Now I thought picking my favorite five Xmas cards was hard.Holy Moly,I so could not pick just 5.That was so hard ! ! I did pick Five but (heehee) I picked runner up's .I had to mention them ! ! Right ? ?Now had it been TOP TEN,I think I would have been OK.But I think considering I started with 13 this isn't bad.So see if you can do it....heehee.

So in no particular order.....

My Runner Up's.......

I hope you agree and hope you can join as well.Back tomorrow with another creation for ya!!

December 28, 2010

Final High Hopes post of the Year :(

Well this is the last card of the Year for High Hopes Challenge.Of course,we will be back of next year with more! !Boy has this year gone by so quickly.It seems like this year has just flown by and of course I feel like I've accomplished nothing.LOL.So I guess my list will just carry on over into next year....
So onto my card for this week..The DT are showcasing stamps from the new release .Boy are there some wonderful creations!!Here's mine for this week...I'm using "Lockhart Bear" and "Key to my heart"sentiment.Now I have seen him in brown but since I was using my Bo Bunny papers ,I wanted to make him a black bear.I think his cute that way.
Here's a close up view...........
Hope you enjoyed this one....there's still time to join in our "Party Animal" challenge # 99.It's easy peasy just use an animal!!Not too hard since there's alot cute animals in their collection.
Have a Creative Day ! ! TTYL

December 27, 2010

Favourite Five of 2010

Debby over at A Scrapjourney has this great little challenge.Well not necessarily a challenge but it certainly was for me in order to choose my favorite five Christmas cards of this year.But that's what you gotta do,pick your fav five Xmas cards of 2010 ! !

So here's mine in no particular order........

So what's yours? ? ? ? You have until Dec.29 th to enter and the draw for candy is on Dec.30th.


December 23, 2010

Kenny K Christmas and a little tune

Just a quick post...This will be my last Christmas card of the year.I had more but forgot to take pics before I gave them away.D'OH!!So I hoped you enjoyed them.

I would imagine you are all doing that last minute preparation for Christmas.I'm frantically trying to get all that I "wanted" to get done.Although I don't think it may happen.My daughter's birthday is Xmas eve and like tradition we will be having a birthday bash.It's weird to do one day birthday and Xmas the next.But I try to make sure that every year we emphasize her day ! ! !
Onto my card,it's a Kenny K image ,she's doing her last minute shopping.She looks a little too happy to be doing that !!LOL.The papers are from Kaiser Kraft.I colored her up with my copics and added some florals and embellishes and TA DA. Enjoy........

So wishing you all a very  Merry Christmas.     Here's a little tune   ,one of my FAVS!! My other fav is Santa Baby.......Tell me What's yours????    

December 21, 2010

High Hopes Tuesday....from the heart

Hi everyone.Yeah it's Tuesday again.Time for another sampling of High Hopes new release.
I must admit I have a thing for these monkeys!! He's called of course"I heart you"monkey.I used Bo Bunny papers.

Don't forget our Challenge # 99 "PARTY ANIMAL"is still going on.
So come on,ink up your stamps and enter!!! :)

December 20, 2010

Snowboarding Toby

OK ..Who doesn't love a bear snowboarding!?! Isn't he adorable?I believe he is from Greeting Farm.
The Patterned Paper is from Paper Mania or Dove craft,sorry can't remember.I'm also entering this card into Cute Card Thursday challenge.

December 18, 2010


I was inspired by last weeks MOJO Monday sketch to make these cards.Since I'm running out of time REAL quick for my Christmas cards I wanted to do something quick.Some paper,chipboard and a sentiment!!Voila!

Close up view of the cardstock I embossed with Spellbinders Snowflakes then distressed with TH ink.

Enjoy!! TTYL

December 17, 2010

How rude! !

OK How rude!!?!!?!!I don't know if I'm actually allowed to share this but I found it appalling and sad..This was from A Dear Abby article:...........

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, when my niece was 9, we came up with the idea of making Christmas cards and sending them out to special friends and family members. We both work hard to make sure each is attractive and in good taste, and we handwrite a personal note inside. We also print on the back that the card was "handmade with love." This has become a tradition for the two of us, and the cards are quite beautiful.

Last year, after we sent them out, I received a card from a friend with a small check inside. The card read, "I'm sending you this check so you can afford to buy 'real cards' next year." I was, to say the least, hurt and offended. I wondered if others felt similarly, so I asked around and was shocked to learn they, too, thought I was "cheap." Although it cost more money and time to create each card, no one appreciated them.

We won't be making the cards this year, but how do I tell my niece why? I don't want her feelings hurt, too. -- BLUE AT CHRISTMAS

DEAR BLUE: Tell your niece what you were told -- and by whom -- so she won't waste any more effort on these rude and unappreciative individuals. Better she hear it from you than one of the recipients.

As to the "friend" who sent the check, I hope you returned it and deleted her from your Christmas card list. What she did was uncalled for.

December 15, 2010

Ribbit Ribbit Ribbit(HO HO HO)

Heeheee That's frog language for HoHoHo.I'm using a Dustin Pike image for my Xmas card here today.
I just LOVE his work!!His images are so much fun!Now I know you don't normally see a frog coming out of a PINK present.Wait you don't normally see frogs coming out of presents at all,unless you have a boy in the household maybe???Anyway I know it's not very boyish but then again I never really stick with normal.So I'm entering my card into Sketch Saturday as well as A Spoonful of Sugar.

Close up view of frog which I never intended to make ALL glossy (just his eyes) but when a GIANT blob comes out you must adjust!! 

December 14, 2010

High Hopes Xmas Break

The DT has taken some time off to spend the holidays with family and friends.So no challenge this week,but rather Challenge # 99 "Party Animal" is being held over until Jan 10,2011.But some of us are a little too excited over the newest release that we are gonna keep making samples.

It's an addiction I know.But there are some really cute images to play with this bunny.He's sending some love.He'd make a cute spring or Easter card.You could even go Valentines Day too.
Hope you like..TTYL

December 13, 2010

Snow Buddies

Happy Monday ! ! ! Pffft...yeah right??Who really likes Monday ! ! I'm like Garfield,not a Monday fan! !
Although the kids are off to school.....Poor teachers ! !Anyhoo onto my card,I haven't made a card for Stamptacular Sunday for some time.I thought it was time. And while I'm at it,I'm adding this card into Simon Says Challenge.
So Stamptacular's theme this week is "WINTER WISHES". How fun is that ? ? And Simon Says Stamps challenge was Christmas cards but "NO RED OR GREEN".Now I do like to do colors so opposite of red and green for Christmas anyhow.But for some reason my head kept going to red and green! !These little fellas help me get out of that!They are from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.I used Bo Bunny's Midnight frost for the patterned paper.I also used Maya Road chipboard.I love this stuff.It comes in all kinds of shapes and even mini..great for card makers!

Side view......

Hope you enjoyed...see ya tommorow!

December 09, 2010

Tim Holtz Reindeer

So I have been itching to use the new Tim Holtz's Deers as soon as I saw them.They are so beautiful!!I had so many ideas popping into my head.What I ended up doing was cutting them out of his grunge board.Then I embossed with his swirl folders.It really does look even more pretty in person.The detail is stunning.I covered the deer with Inka gold gloss paint.The patterned paper is from Kaiserkraft.
I must give credit where credit is due....Thank you Janet (well her husband as well)for making the ribbon tier.Before this handy little tool I couldn't tie a bow if my life depended on it!!I love how I can add several layers to a bow(top of the ornament) just by going around the pole a few more times.You can find a tutorial on her sidebar of bow tying.

Close up of embossed grunge board.

Welcome to the Northpole

I fell in love with this Santa from Close to my Heart as soon as I saw him.He was so much fun to use.And when I saw the Northpole stamp from Inkadinkado it was perfect.So I took the sign and put it onto a mini Popsicle stick.
The Patterned paper is from Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey.It's an older line but a fave of mine.Actually I have a hard time not liking anything from Basic Grey.
I added liquid applique to Santa's hat and jacket.I flocked his beard and hair.I added stickles to the icicles hanging from the sign.
                                                                     Close up views... 

Hope you enjoyed.Thanks for popping by..

December 07, 2010

Life Happens...

Warning...put down drinks,snorting thru nostrils may happen ! !

So I had bought this image last year and it just cracked me up! ! ! I had this sentiment in my head,
but to no avail no stamp to ink.
So thanks to Carla and JUST RIGHT Stamps we created the saying I wanted.
So VOILA,the card came together.

Enjoy TTYL


Stamps: Impression Obsession,JUST RIGHT
Ink: Memento,Copics                                        
Pattern Paper: Dovecrafts                                 
Embellishments:Bling,Snowflake punch, liquid

Bear Hugs and kisses

Welcome again to another High Hopes Challenge day.From now until Jan 10 2011, the Divas will be continuing to show you inspirations from the new release.
Our "PARTY ANIMAL" challenge will still be open until then.

So onto my card.This card came together pretty quick.This image is pretty irresistible. As is the sentiment.The PP is from We R Memory Keepers.Again I say ...."LOVE IT !!"
I mounted the image onto Spellbinder's nestie and added some ribbon ,snowflakes and bling.

Enjoy TTYL


December 06, 2010


I just love snowmen! ! Mind you ,who doesn't ? ? This cuddly couple is from Stampavie.The PP is by Kaiser Kraft.The name is escaping my mind. But it's got some great papers in the pad ! !

I also used my Martha Stewart border punch snowflakes and icicles.I added some Maya Road Chipboard snowflakes.Hmm seen those much here lately! ! HeeHee !

I put Tim Holtz distress stickles on the snowflakes and icicles.Pretty eh?? The sentiment is from Hero Arts.I forgot to take a pic of the inside but it says "MERRY CHRISTMAS".

Enjoy TTYL


November 30, 2010

Release Day & Blog Hop

It's finally here ! ! Release Day ! So you'll finally be able to go shopping once your done Blog Hopping .Heehee!! If you haven't started at the top go here...You're gonna wanna stop by each and every blog and leave a comment for the chance to win some stamps... 3 blogs will be chosen after the hop to give away 4 Main images and sentiments from the new release. Whooo Hooo!

 So onto my card..This little cutie "hopped" right into my heart.This is Frog in Boxers.Isn't he hilarious??I just love the sentiment that goes with this guy.There are more great ones that match up with this frog.I'm sure you'll be seeing him again in the future.

Inside View......

So now off you go to hop to the next blog...SUPER UBER TALENTED  Jeanne.
If you get lost go to High Hopes Blog and you'll be able to get right on track.

Thanks for stopping by ! !

Sneak Peak Day 2 & Challenge Day

Welcome to High Hopes Stamps Challenge  # 99. This weeks theme is "PARTY ANIMAL"
We would like to see you use an ANIMAL image on your card or project. High Hopes has plenty of those to choose from.!!
***Please note***
This challenge is the last of the year and will be open
 until Jan 10,2011
 (lots of time over the holidays to work on your entry )
And as I promised another sneak peak.I'm using "CUPPY CAKE JAKE & CUPPY CAKE SENTIMENT". He's gonna be a fave of mine.He'd be great for birthday,valentines & even anniversary.
As you can see I 3D' the monkey, hearts and sentiment.
The patterned paper is from BoBunny.
Thanks for stopping by !
Hope you can join us!!