Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Candy


To celebrate my birthday which was on May 11 (I'm 29 & holding), I am offering up this little bit of candy to ONE OF MY FOLLOWERS. This is not available to new followers, sorry;  rather this is to say thank you to those of you who pop in & out & keep me inspired!

This gift voucher is for Bizzy Becs Online Store, based in Austrailia, so keep that in mind when putting your info into Mr. Linky. I have the code at my fingertips, so when the winner is announced, I will pass on the code to that person.

Stipulations for my candy:
If you are a follower, put your info into the linky tool and you are done.
You can place it on your sidebar if you like, just be sure to say it is for CURRENT FOLLOWERS ONLY, but this is not a necessity!
((- last follower with a picture is "creations"
-last follower without a picture is "elena_tinkerbell"))

Best of luck to all of you.

Candy will remain open for 2 weeks! (until 11:59pm @ May 30) 
Winner will be announced on June 1st!

Some more Christmas

I gotta get this in, like NOW!
Tickled Pink Christmas Challenge this month was (I say was cuz the challenge ends in 40 min- lol) to make a tag! I started this when there were 4 hrs left in the challenge and in between picking up my preschool son, changing diapers, making lunch & fighting with the kids, I got my tag completed! Phew!
I will be back with some more details momentarily, I just link this up first!
BRB................updated- got my entry in!

Now just so you know this tag is also for the Winter Wonderland Challenge (where they also have a blog hop going on) of blue & white, Whoopsi Daisy of lace & ribbons, Tickled Pink weekly challenge of 3 DP, Stamptacular Sundays- boys &/or bugs, Christmas Card Challenges- snowflakes & Craft Your Passion- what a guy &Whimsical Wednesdays-tag it (thanks Stephanie).

This image is from Tickled Pink Stamps Store & his name is Christmas Lad Frankie. The sentiment is also from Tickled Pink Stamps & can be found HERE.  The lace I used on this tag is something I JUST GOT IN THE MAIL TODAY from Linda- the Funkie Junkie's- Etsy Store! I was so HAPPY to get this package in the mail! Everything was wrapped up so nicely. If you a vintagey type crafter, you must check out her store! It is amazing!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having better weather than we are here in Canada! BLAH!!
Take Care.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Last GDT post at the Corrosive Challenge Blog

Well the time has last post as a GDT for the Corrosive Challenge. It has been great fun to play along with the rest of the team this month. Thanks team! For the last week of this month we want to hear you sing:

O Christmas Tree.

Okay, maybe not sing, but at least craft about Christmas Trees! It is, afterall, Christmas in May time!
I have chosen to make four small gift cards. They measure 4X4 and were super fun to make. I used a Christmas Tree from one of my SU sets and embossed them with Clover Leaf Green embossing powder (which didn't actually work as well as I had anticipated- does embossing powder go bad or become ineffective?) Anywho, I got out some of my Christmas Tree blingy, bling, bling papers and ribbon & BAM! Done! 

Once again, I urge you to pop on over the Corrosive Challenge Blog for some more fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges for my cards: to follow
Crafty Sentiments- special occassions
Truly Scrumptious- anything goes


Hey ya'll ...........I 'm here with a little reminder that over at the Totally Tilda Challenge this fortnight, we are wanting to see your TAGS.

TRIO OF TAGS to be exact!

My first ones were all Christmas related.
These one are a mix & match, & as with the first, have all been given away in Pay It Forwards!
I cut these tag shapes on my Cricut, smaller than my first batch, yet they fit the full size Tilda's perfectly.
Most of the ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbons & papers are misc from my stash, some CTMH, some SU, some 'I don't know'! LOL
I have a few close ups for ya!

The tag above is for the:
All Sorts challenge- things with wings

The above tag is being entered into the :
Sentimental Sundays challenge- anything but a card

Hope to see you over at the Totally Tilda Challenge! You have 1 more week to get those tagalicious creations in!

Challenges for my tags:
Saturday Challenge- Clean & Simple
2 Sisters Challenge- anything goes
Sweet Stampin- Oh la la
FairyTale- anything but a card
Pattie's Creations- anything but a card

Friday, May 27, 2011

Who wants some PIN UP GIRLS

Blogger problems- word on the blog street is that if you UNCHECK the box that says "keep my signed in" when you sign into blogger, it then let's you leave comments. Hope this helps.

MOJO Missing-  that's how I'm feeling! Probly cuz this is my heavy week at work. Three days on, 2 days off, 2 days on-- all 12 hour shifts! And when you just feel like running away your first day in of 3, you know it's not gonna be a pretty week! BLEH!!

So here I sit, showing you a creation I have had made for little while now.

These digital images are available at Bizzy Becs.
They are from the Blue Butterfly collection called:

I have used two images, called Ginger Beer & Sexy Jessica. Can you guess which image is which? LOL
I chose to show you these images in a dble pocket card as a father's day gift! Who wouldn't want these two in their card!?!

A couple close ups for you!

The jute Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbons & the buttons are from my stash (i got a smoken deal on some buttons from our local fabric store that was going out of business!) I used my tattered rose crackle paint to make the dble pocket card base look kinda messy, kinda how men are..... you know! haha
The little metal embellies are from my SU Hodge Podge Hardware set! OH ya, I also added some liquid applique to the top of the beer glass then I set it with my heat tool to make it puff up.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Don't forget to pop over to Bizzy Becs Store blog to get some sneak peeks of this new line of images NOW available at Bizzy Becs Store. They truly are perfect for that man in your life!!!! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge!)

Challenges for my card:  to follow
Digital Tuesdays- add texture
Creative Card Crew- anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday- use 2 or more stamps
Aud sentiments- Card for a man
Paper Romance- distressing
Sisterhood of Crafters- use buttons
Kaboodle Doodles- distress (rip, tear, crumple)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's a Magnolia-licious Blog HOP!!

How excited am I to be participating in the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog hop this month. On the 25th of every month, this blog hop takes place for fun & inspiration!!
 If you are interested in being involved for next month pls pop over to the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group to sign up.

If you have come here from Cordine van der Touw's blog ....then you are on the right track, if you get lost along the way please go back to the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog to find the master list.

Ok, so I have taken a not so Christmassy Tilda Stamp called Tilda with a Gift from the Your So Special Collection & paired her with some Christmas papers & embellies.This stamp is currently out of stock at the Magnolia-licious Store, but the Mini-version IS available! ((Check back for availability.))
I have colored her with distress inks, and as much as I love the effect, it really takes time & patience, both of which I don't have very much of with 3 children hanging off my every limb! LOL
Decorative pins were made my moi with the help of Debs' awesome b-day gift to me, a container of mixed beads & the golden snowflakes are a gift from Trisha. Magnolia Doohickey Die I  borrowed from Lori & punched a buncha papers with it! NOW I want one for sure!

Your next stop along the way of this fabby inspiration filled 'seasonal' hop is the talented Kathy Curry at

Thanks for stopping by today.
I appreciate all your comments !

I'd like to draw inspiration for my creation from the following challenges:
Phindy's Place- Christmas in May
Magnolia Down Under- Christmas in May
Crafty Emmas- Embellish it
Creative Inspirations- Christmas in May
Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog- sketch (see below)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Food for Thought!

Someone sent this to my e-mail, and it literally brought tears to my eyes.
Where does the blame lie..................

How True!!!!!!!!!!

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained,
"We didn't have the green thing back in my day."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did
not care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But they didn't have the green thing back in that customer's day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she was right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that old lady is right; they didn't have the green thing back in her

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you.

When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right; they didn't have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks
were just because they didn't have the green thing back in their day.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cupcakes Anyone?

Interested in my b-day candy- CLICK HERE- for current followers only

Hey everyone I am back with another GDT card for the Corrosive Challenge. Wowzers we had some great entries for last weeks birthday challenge! Now you may think I forgot to post this for last weeks challenge cuz this definitely is a b-day card, however this week at Corrosive we want to see your :


I was sooooooooo worried I didn't have anything 'cupcaky' to do for this challenge, then when Lori posted a card with this little guy on it, I remembered I had won the whole set of rubber stamps from the last Whimsy hop, including this little fella! Isn't he KA-YOOT!?!? This is the first time he has saw ink......& he is called Cupcake Bliss by Chrissy Armstrong & is available here.
I also remembered a piece of paper I stole from my friend Trisha, with all these cupcakes, cakes & party themed designs on it! The happy birthday letters are chipboard pieces & the funky ribbon is something i've had FOREVER, since I started scrapbooking when you think you need everything, right, well I needed that ribbon. lol

I'm trying to show you my sparkly accents in the picture below. lol I embossed the green nestie shape with my happy birthday embossing folder & the doily behind pups there, is actually the corners from a big square doily, cut & pasted to make a small one .

Pls pop over to the Corrosive Challenge Blog to see what the rest of DT has prepared for you today! I guarantee you, it is scrummy, delish!

Challenges for my card:
Craft Us Crazy- something new (stamp)
Pollycraft Mondays- music (happy birthday to you)
Kaboodle Doodles- tictactoe- ribbon, die cut, brads
Crafty Cardmakers- embossing
Whoopsi Daisy- birthdays
Sketch & Stash- sketch (see below)

Totally Tilda DT- Trio of Tags

It's Totally Tilda time again folks, but before I show you my creation, I would like you to give a great big warm Tilda-licious Welcome to 3 new Tilda Chicks.

Lisa !!

OH AND DID YOU MEET LIZ.......she's a new recruit from a challenge or two ago!

These fine young ladies are all  fitting in very well with the rest of us Tilda Girls.
Their blogs are AMAZING and their creations will not dissapoint!


Let's get to it then shall we!

This time we are challenging you @  Totally Tilda to make a :


For my first set I have chosen to make Christmas Tags, all of which have since been given away in Pay It Forwards! ( I say first set, cuz I am also doing the midway post for this challenge)!
I really liked this challenge as it was nice to make each tag a bit different without taking much time at all!
I cut the shapes of the tags on my Cricut, which BTW, does not get used nearly as much as I thought it would. I know, bad 'slaps hands'! Tsk Tsk!
Most of the ribbons you see are from Really Reasonable Ribbons. And a couple of the stickers are from my scrapbooking stash.

Here's a few pics of each tag.

Ho hum......Christmas in May! lol
We hope to see your TAG TRIO over at the Totally Tilda Challenge this time round.

Challenges for my tags:
Magnolia Down Under- Christmas in May (weird right?)
Phindy's Place- Christmas for May
Totally Papercrafts- don't be square
Winter Wonderland- anything P (pink papers, pink ribbon)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Oh Baby!

WWoooooooooooo weeeeeeeee I have been busy, busy busy the last few days. It's so nice to get a long stretch off of work, then I can get on a real crafting spree.
I made this card as a request from a girl at work who needed a baby boy baby shower card.Once I had it made,  I had a heck of a time getting a hold of her. After finally tracking her down yesterday, turns out that baby shower was going on RIGHT THEN ! LOL
I quickly rushed the card over and she was as happy as could be.

I used the sketch from Midnight Madness as the little hanging parts seemed to fit so perfectly to display Baby Edwin (OK< I know, it's  baby Tilda or Tingla or whatever, but remember I needed a baby boy card so to me it's Edwin). Papers are from a CTMH paper pack (can't recall the name), heart charm is from Bizzy Becs & seam binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbons. The sticker sentiments on the front of the card & on the inside were a b-day gift from Susie!  

Thanks for popping in today.
Remember I have birthday candy at the top of my blog FOR MY CURRENT FOLLOWERS (new followers will not be included).
Take Care

Challenges for my card:
The StampMan-BINGO- blue, ribbon, sparkle
Crafty Sentiments- childrens' cards
Cooking it up with Katie- Button me up a Sketchy Child
Simply Create- special day/event
Midnight Madness- sketch (see below)

Just Us Girls- color challenge( see below)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fairy Fun Friday DT- More Than One Fold

WooooWeeeee..........did we have ALOT of enteries for our 'For the Girlz Challenge'. Seriously who doesn't like a good Girly card hey!?! Well here's another for ya, with a different challenge theme.
The theme this time at Fairy Fun Fridays is


I have chosen to make a front panel step fold card, which I am madly in love with. It is so unique. Thanks Pam Sparks for the great tutorial!

I have chosen a few images from Prairie Fairy Designs.
The fairy is called Twinkletoes and can be purchased here.
I have also used the the image set called Sketchy Bugs which includes a dragonfly, a butterfly & a bumblebee. Papers are MME (collection name escapes me right now). And ribbons are from where? YOU GUESSED IT Really Reasonable Ribbons!

I am really enjoying the African American look with some of the stamps I've been coloring. And black hair. Uh, I can't get enough of black hair!
For more inspiration on more than one type of fold, hop over to the FFF challenge to see the DT creations.

Challenges for my card:
Stamp Something- beach colors
Crafty Catz-anything goes
Flutterby Wednesdays- open (optional sketch)
PaperPlay- sparkle galore
StampInsanity- fancy folds
ABC- U for unusual fold
Simon Says Stamp- sparkle & shine

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Going to the Chapel.......

What's this?
It's just the inside of a creation I have just posted at the Steel Magnolia's blog.
Hop on over to take a little look-see, if you want!


The Steel Magnolia's blog is based on the movie "Steel Magnolias" (( a story of 5 friends who are brought together thru unforseen & sometimes even unconventional circumstances)) & our love for Magnolia stamps 
We; being myself (aka- Wheeza), Trisha (aka- Annelle), Lori (aka- M'Lynn), Roberta (aka-Truvy) & Susie (aka-Clairee) ARE the Steel Mags of blogland. 
Brought together thru the power of the computer & the power of Magnolia! 


Pls feel free to check out our alter ego site where all you will see is Magnolia Creations.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Phew ......made it!

I am just whipping this into blogger right now cuz I have to go pick up my son at preschool, but I didn't want to miss the boat over at the Sugarbowl Challenge which is this fabby sketch. If you know me, you know I can't pass up a sketch!

And here's my take.
The string/jute (whatever it is) inspiration is from a fellow blogger friend of mine HEGE.  It was this exact post HERE that inspired me to go on the hunt for this material, that I later found looming in my basement. I told her I am sooooooooooooo gonna CASE her cuz I immediately fell in love with her creation! This sketch lended itself perfectly for this layout!

Thanks HEGE!


Wow, can you believe this card only took me 2 hrs to put together!?!
You see I only saw the challenge over at the Sugarbowl yesterday & was bound & determined to make something for it. So with the help of my sons preschool (him being gone), my daughter's school (her being gone) & my youngest's two hr nap this morning, I was able to pull this together.
Once I had the perfect image, all the other embellies just fell into place, funny thing is almost all the embellies had to be glued down. BWAHahhaa, which usually takes a long time!
All I can say is thank gawd for Aleene's tacky glue that dries fast and clear. Goes on white, dries clear. LOVE THAT STUFFS (see tut below)

The doily I sponged with my pumpkin pie SU ink pad and Tim Holtz Vintage photo ink pad. Birdcage is a chipboard piece I bought in a set of 3 from a local craft store. I NEED TO BUY MORE !

Frames for the words 'friends forever' are from Dollarama, as are th feathers. The gold corner adornements are off eBay! Below is a pic of my completed inside.

Now for my Top Tip/ Mini Tut:

I must admit I was a little stumped at first on how to make the circle (in the sketch) with the rope/string/jute I had in mind, so I used my CTMH circle cutter to make it just so.
I placed the shape where I wanted it, then started dabbing glue around the outside about 3" apart in order to hold the rope down. The I had to take the circle shape away before it adhered to the paper & rope material.
The last pic there, just shows you the 3 different sizes of my circle cutters.

This pic shows exactly where my rope ends meet. (see the arrow)
And the last pic is just to show you that after the initial glue parts had dried, I still had to go in & add more to secure the remainder of the rope material.

All in all, this was a very fun project with lots & lots of textures including my corner adornments, feathers, suede brown brads in opposite corners, chipboard piece, frame & bling!
My speciality, embellied to the max!

Challenges for my card:
Sugarbowl- sketch (see above link & pic)
Creative Card Crew- cute & girly
Diva's by Design- for the girls
Top Tip Tuesday- for a child
Truly Scrumptious- anything goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime- jute, twine or string
Colour Q- see below

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