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Friday, November 30, 2012



That's our challenge this Friday at CC&CC!  Ezy-Pzy!  Sometimes using less can make a bold statement.  Try using a solid color and a small simple design, it works!  Our great sponsor this challenge is Delicious Doodles and I have used their image called Christmas Candles.  I colored the image with my Copic's and framed it with embossed edges, added a bit of gold Stickles and a tiny bow and that was that!

Hop on over to Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges and give it a go.  I know you will have fun coming up with a clean and simple design!

NOTE:  This challenge will run for ONE week only, not our normal two.  Next Friday we will have another NEW challenge!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Oh boy, oh boy!  Santa delivered my Christmas present early!!!  A few weeks back I did an terrible thing...  I dropped my Cricut as I was picking it up off the floor where it sits when not in use, and I dropped it!  I was so upset!  It rattled the insides and will no longer put enough pressure pushing down the arm that holds the blade to cut ~ it's cutting air!  I was sick to my stomach!  I cried!  When I told my Dad he said, "Well, I guess Santa will have to bring you a new one."  So, I started researching the new machines and settled on the Sihlouette Cameo.


It is amazing!  Cutting machines have come a looooooong way!  I wanted a machine that I could use all my SVG files in, my Sure Cuts A Lot program, importing and tracing was very important to me.  Well this new Cameo does all of this and SO much more.  I am having so much fun designing and can't wait to get started.  FUN!!!  THANX Pop!  Four years ago he got me my Cricut and now he got me my Cameo, he is my Santa!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Well, to all of us on this side of the pond, do you have all your goodies together for the feast on Thursday?  I finished up all my food shopping yesterday and am ready to go.  I love the Autumn and Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I'm trying a new stuffing in the turkey this year, orange and cranberry.  I know I'll love it, but the family might not be happy with the change from my traditional stuffing.  We'll have to wait and see!  To those of you on the other side of the pond, I send wishes of good cheer and many blessings!

The little pilgrim on this card is a die that was a bargain purchase from the stamp sale I went to a few weeks back.  (I also got the girl.)  I framed this little guy in my window, added the curtains and plant with flowers. The background is embossed with a Sizzix folder.   The sentiment frame is also a die cut and I added the sentiment and a tiny leaf button tied with thread.
  He's saying hello and Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for all of you and the wonderful friendships I've made all around the world in blog land!  And for all the amazing creative people out there who have inspired me and keep creating every day!

Wishing you all a Thanksgiving full of love, family, joy and many blessing you are thankful for!

Friday, November 16, 2012


It's Friday and you know what that means?  Every other week we have our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges ~ three of our favorite things all at once!  This time our DT leader, Jenn, came up this great sketch for our theme:

I love this sketch!  I had a lot of fun with it and I know I will use it again.  I chose an image by Mo Manning called "The Big One".  I have always thought it was the cutest image!  I colored it with my Copics, embossed the middle strip of paper with leaves and added the glitter pumpkins.  Perfect for Autumn and Thanksgiving!

Be sure to come join us at CC&CC and join in on this fun challenge.  While you are there, be sure to check out what out talented DT has done to give you lots of inspiration!  See you there!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Oh boy, oh boy!  I get to make a baby card!  I love making them, but don't have many chances to do them.  This one is for my cousin's daughter who is going to have her baby BOY on the 15th of November ~ yes it is a scheduled birth.  I was at a great stamp and scrapbook fair last weekend and had so much fun.  This stamp was one that I purchased while there.  I knew it would be perfect for the upcoming event!  I liked that it can be used for a girl or a boy, depending on how you color it.  I also purchased the ribbon that is along the bottom of the card that says "baby boy".  It seems to make it a little more personal for the boy theme.  I colored the image with my Copics, cut the lace background with Martha Stewart punches, then added the ribbon and bow.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I'm busy crafting and loving it!  

Friday, November 9, 2012


Ahhh, TGIF!  It's been a busy week taking my Pop for Dr. appointments, getting his car repaired an a lot of errands.  I'm ready for some fun crafting time!  I did manage to get this one card done. It's the second Sassy Sally image I purchased from Sassy Cheryl's Digis.  I really love her cute images.

This one is of Sally on her swing.  I colored it with my Copics and because the image was so adorable and speaks for itself, I kept the embellies to a minimum.  I just added the sentiment and the sunflowers with the leaves.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are.  Hopefully you will be able to get some crafting done!  I plan to relax and work on my Christmas cards ~ they are half done thank goodness!  Aloha!

Sally is entered in the following challenges:

DL ART ~ Thanksgiving
DYSU ~ Leaves and Trees
Pixie Dust Studios ~ Fabulous Fall Colors
Paper Crafting Journal ~ Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces ~ Anything Cute
Crafting For All Seasons ~ Falling Leaves
Scrapalicious ~ Fall 

Friday, November 2, 2012


So sorry this post is a bit late, I got distracted with real life, lol!  It's that time again over at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges, a new challenge starts today.  This time our theme is STRIPES!  Use them anywhere or anyhow you like on your card.  Our great sponsor this challenge is my fave, Bugaboo Stamps.  I love when we get to chose one of their images to showcase, but I always have a hard time deciding which one I want!  There are so many great ones!  Since it was near Halloween I made my choice of this the adorable cat called Black Cat Shoe Peek.  So cute!  I printed the image on the paper that the shoe is made from to give if a little more interest than just plain black. I used my Copic's for the rest of the image.  Lots of layers and those perky stripes, then the bow and BOO!

Please stop by and join in the fun and a chance to win some great images by Bugaboo.  And while you are there, be sure to check out the great creations by our fab Design Team!