Monday, January 31, 2011


Hello Everyone, I just did the Random org thing, and thanks to my dIL helping take a screen shot, which I didn't know how to do:-) It picked Sarah #1 as the winner:-)
I only ran it for 9 comments because sweet Elise just left me a congrats on my Blogs Anniversary but didn't want to be entered, cause she won last year:-) So Sarah Congrats and email me as soon as you can:-) Thank you everyone for joining in the fun! FYI in the next month keep an eye out, anyone that has a Cricut Machine, I will be giving away a brand new Cartridge:-) Just because I want to:-)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blog Candy for my second Anniversary!

I'm Keeping this blog to the top of my posts, be sure to check below this for my newer posts

I'm so excited that it is my 2nd Blog Anniversary and what a blast I have had this year!Thank you to all my followers here that have come to my page and have left me such kind comments, I have found so many wonderful blogs to be inspired by, and I hope I have given some inspiration as well:-) I am on two wonderful Design teams and love the time I have creating for them both. Thank you Michele (Crafts 4 Eternity) and Crissy (Sundays with Crissy) for having me on your teams, they have both helped me through a difficult summer and Fall with my decisions in taking care of my Mother.
I'm going to be giving a $25.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner, to one store of their choice that are my favorites and are listed here! All I ask is to please leave me a comment on this post (make sure theres a way for me to contact you if you win) Post the pic I have on this post or the one on top of my side bar, add it to the side bar of your blog with a link back to my blog post, While here at my page if you like what you see and aren't a follower please add yourself to my follower list:-) I will leave this post up for two weeks, so on January 30th I will do the draw:-)
Here's a few of My favorite stores to pick from: Magnolia stamps US, The greeting Farm, all that scraps, paper trey ink, Flourishes , Belles n whistles, and Susana's custom art and card design ,
just make sure if you are outside the United States that the store you pick will ship to you, I didn't check that far, I just made sure that they will do email gift certificates, And these are stores that I like and...
Stampin Up (I am still a demonstrator, so if you win and would like this, just let me know what products you would like that come around the 25.00 and I will order it myself for you:-)
If you are the winner, You just tell me which one of the companies I have listed you would like your gift certificate to come from
Again Thank you all :-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

polka dots R#4

Hi Everyone,
TGIF! We have just gotten hit with yet another snowstorm, which for our part of Long Island was a ton again:-( I'm looking forward for Spring!
This week for Crafts 4 Eternity the theme is use some polka dots:-) I used a piece of wonderful blue with a coordinating piece of floral paper from the same line which was: Playful Posies by My Minds Eye:-)
I used a All That Scraps: swiss pixie sweetheart Birgitta

The challenge will go till next Friday so why not go and make a card to enter? I'm sure everyone has some polka dot paper laying around:-) The prize will be 25 stamped images.

Supplies used were:
Image all that scraps
copics for image
DP- My Minds Eye- Playful Posies
CS- Brown Stampin Up
Nestabilities for circle and scalloped circle
flowers -peach/orange Prima, White - wild orchid crafts
Brown ribbon- from my local craft store
Don't forget to enter my blog candy there's just a few days left


Thursday, January 20, 2011

C4E Recipe 3

Hi All,
It's friday again and that means a new weeks challenge for us at Crafts 4 Eternity, Its an embellishment challenge, Here's the Recipe:
1. String
2. Button
The challenge is being sponsered this week by Crafty Secrets Designs, they will be giving the winner of the challenge an adorable digital image, go see it at C4E HERE .
I used a new Digi image from Sugar Nellie called "Joy sitting" I thought she was just too cute!
I dug into my old stock of Bo Bunny paper garden chic line and added it with SU cardstock pear pizzazz. I added a blue button, a piece of DMC pearl cotton as my string, and a prima flower! I used the Stamp-ology "ticketed" stamp set my sons Girl sent me :-) TY Shellye! for the ticket which I inked the edges with brown. Copic markers were used to color her! That's about it for now...Please don't forget to leave a comment on my Blog Anniversary to have a chance at my cool candy:-) I'm keeping the Blog anniversary post at the top :-)
I'm adding this card to this challenge too
Craft your passion use buttons
have a great weekend

Friday, January 7, 2011

Crafts 4 Eternity-Recipe 1

Welcome all:-) Here's the first challenge for Crafts 4 Eternity for 2011:-) Michele has a sketch for this week and then she is changing the challenge a bit and I think you will all like it:-) The challenge is to use the sketch I have added below, the prize is a card kit from Crafts 4 Eternity!
I decided to use Crissy Armstrong's, Digital image called "A Good Book" ! I opened up my brand new paper stack from DCWV called Linen Closet for something new, with a piece of doodlebug trim in brown, (which seems to look more like a red/brown in the photo), to accent the card . I distressed the papers just a touch for a little bit of white to show. I used an EK success punch for the flourish accents, and the sentiment and punch are from Stampin Up! Flat backed Rhinestones were added for a little bit of sparkle:-)
I used Copic markers to color in my image, my card is 6x6 inches, on a CS base of Bazzill.
Other Challenges I will be entering my card in are:
Papertake weekly :Anything goes
Stamp something- a weekly challenge: Use a digi image
Cute card Thursday: Use something old- I used the doodlebug trim that I've had for a year and just opened it:-) and my flourish punch that I had to have and only used it one time:-(

Please go by C4E to see what the other DT members have come up with and if you like the sketch why not try it out.
Supplies used: Copic markers, Punches:
EK success swirl punch, punch for sentiment Stampin Up
Paper DCWV- Linen Closet
Digi- Crissy Armstrong's - A Good Book Digi image
Have a great weekend XMicheleX

Monday, January 3, 2011

New challenge

Sunday's With Crissy Challenge #13 "Ribbons"This is the First Challenge of the New Year, over at Sundays with Crissy, and I'm busting at the seams that I am now a part of the Sunday's with Crissy Design Team...I was asked to stay! I really didn't want my Guest Dt spot to end and was so very happy that I will be able to stay with the wonderful team and Crissy:-)
Ok on to the task at hand which is the details on the Challenge for this month. The Challenge is to add Ribbon to your card, Well thats easy for me because I love ribbon, and this time around I used a pretty striped ribbon from my Stampin up collection:-) I used Crissy's Digi image called "Hey Chickie", now I know this image is a Spring image but I thought, "Why not use her for anytime" right? And I need to get started on a few Valentine's Day cards so I colored her with my copic markers, I added a hint of pink spica in her ruffles. I distressed the edges of the papers just a tiny bit to add a hint of white edges, used my Stampin Up border punches to go all the way around the Bazzill red CS. a combo of old Fancy Pants paper and I think Bo Bunny was used and a few self stick flat backed pearls and here you have a Cute Valentine's Day Card:-) I've added this card to a few other challenges listed below:
If you want to join in the fun, the challenge will be up the whole month of January with every few days another Team Member having the spot light for her creation! You need to go back to Crissy's original post HERE to link up your card...look for the blue link box.
I would also like to add this card to these challenges:
Digi Doodle - anything goes challenge
Sew Many Cards- anything goes/new things
Kaboodle Doodles-anything goes