Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Some Odd Girl- Hol-ODD-day blog hop!

Welcome to the 1st EVA Some Odd Girl Hol-ODD-day Blog Hop!
We're having this hop to not only show some love for all our Oddies this holiday season but to have a hop that includes them! So graba cuppa joe (or whatever you like to sip on ) & a piece of toast (or whatever you like to nibble on ) & take a hop thru our list!
Make sure to leave comments at every stop because the Odd Girls have some prizes to give away to celebrate but you have to complete the list to be entered.
 (Winners will be announced on their blogs on Dec 2)

We started at the Some Odd Girl Blog & are ending up at Kristy's blog & I am SURE along the way you'll see some amazing projects! You should have arrived from Leah's blog, if not...then start at the beginning to complete the hop & get in on all the action!

When I heard that Kristy was looking for interested parties to be in her hop, I was more than willing to participate, cuz I just fell head over heels for all of her Odd creations!!
For my inspirational card today, I have used Elf Kaylee!! Isn't she the most cutest thing eva?!
Dontcha just wanna give her a little smooch?
Ok enough small talk!! lol
I used my BFF's paper pack because I just didn't have the perfect holiday paper that would show Kaylee off as much as she deserved to be.
The doily behind Kayle is actually a cloth doily. I got it (& a whole bunch more just like it) from our local fabric store that was going out of business. I added ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons, to the doily edge & used a sentiment from Prairie Fairy Designs.

Now in case you get lost along your merry-hopping-way, here's the list to refer to.

Your next stop in the hop is Sally's blog. Thanks for hoppin by!

Heck while your hopping, you may as well hop over to the Some Odd Girl Store......where there are some great new releases to be found & a sale on Tiny Tia going on!!
AND don't forget about the new Some Odd Girl Challenge starting Thursday Dec 2!
Oh yah...also.....at the challenge blog, Kristy has a fun new game going on (until Jan 16) called "My Tiny Contest"-----click here for all the deets!!
ONE MORE THING- a Some Odd Girl DT call is on until Jan 14---click here for those deets
And FINALLY, you don't wanna miss out on the FIRST EVA GDT announcement (at the challenge blog-which is also the beginning of the hop) for December do u?
(hint- your lookin' at her-lol- [that's me] )

Challenges for my card:
Top Tip Tuesday- anything goes
Paper Sundaes- adorn those corners
DCD Christmas Club- use a die cut
Crafty Catz- Christmas
CSAYL- Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers- spots & stripes
Sew Many Challenges- red & green

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Creative Inspirations DT- Christmas Gift(s)

Hopefully this pre-scheduled post works as well.....cuz I'm still SHOPPIN' Baby!! Woo hoo!!
Oh ya, I'm also swimming in the hotel pool & enjoying the company of my family!!


Wow, did we have a whole wack-o-entries for our latest challenge!! LOVE IT!! Keep it going with our next challenge.....should you choose to accept it!
At Creative Inspirations for the next two weeks we want you to :


....Heck make 4 like I did! 

I used this super easy peasy tutorial HERE found at the  ACrafty Little Place Blog!!
 I made these little dandy's for some special people in my life.
See how they are perfect for all those little 'crafting' things?
Notice how a 'crafter' might like these little treats?
I put random stuffs from my supply in these little beauties, just to show you how they can be used. You can see more treats stuck in these little holders at the link above as well.

their quote:
"This is a great project for a quick hostess or teacher's gift,for little treats as well as gift cards (tucked behind the peppermints), or even as birthday party favors. It's so fun that the kids can make these themselves for a craft!As you can see, tea bags fit perfectly into a 6x6 size. Follow the same directions to create 8x8 treat holders to accommodate hot chocolate packets and bigger snacks."

Nope, no stamping.....not one stitch!!! Ahhh......feels nice!!
You don't wanna miss out on the chance at winning some fantastic prizes from our two sponsors Papercupcake Stamps
Fantastic Ribbons!!

Can't wait to see what you create as your Christmas gift for the Creative Inspirations challenge.

Challenges for my card:
Bunny Zoes Challenge- anthing Christmas except cards
Die Cut Dreams- anything but a card
Creative Card Crew- Treat boxes & goody bags
CRAFT-create a Christmas gift.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Digi's With Attitude! LAST GDT card!! Color Challenge

Second post for today

Oh my goodness..............I can't believe this is my last post for the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge blog as one of their GDTs!!
I have had such a great time working with these wonderful ladies & fantastic images by Cindy-Lynn!!
Thanks so much for having me!!!
I may just have to apply again in the future!!

(sniff. sniff)

((PS- they have a DT call on right now))

Our Challenge this week is a COLOR challenge-


I have chosen to use the image Tres Chic! A new November release!! When I saw it I knew I just had to have it.......as I have two dogs of my own, I often walk them in my high heels and saucy dress!! Bwawwahhaa!
But I do usually have this look on my face!!
Now don't laugh at my sentiment. I had good intentions when I chose it for my card, but once I had it all placed together I realized the 'leave a trail' could be misleading (with the dog & all).
So read it as you want......I truly meant for it to inspire you!
The sentiment by the way is from Sentimental Sundays: where every Sunday with thier challenges, they give away free sentiments to download!!

Flowers are from WOC & glittery silver ric rak is from Really Reasonable Ribbons!

You don't miss out on a chance to win these cute, grumpy images ......
so get over to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge and get your entry in today!!

Oh hey, while your at it, check out their facebook page HERE. It's NEW!
Digi's With Attitude! Is Giving Away Christmas Gifts!

Join the group and get chatting about Digi's With Attitude!
See you there =)
In other news, you can now be a FAN if you LIKE the store too!!
Check it out! Get ur likey likey on and give us a LIKE click =)
On December 22nd we will choose one random winner from the
Each winner will receive a $10.00
Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate


Challenges for my card:
Wee Memories- put a little pink
Quirky Crafts- B&W & 1 other (pink), & more than 1 punch (edge punch on corner paper accents & leaf punch)
A Spoon Full of Sugar- anything goes
Fab'n'Funky- anything you want

Stamping Vacation DT- CAS RECIPE.....

First post for today

As you read this I am on my way to the USA for a mini-family-vaca/Christmas/Craft Shopping trip!!
Hope the scheduled post works

At the Stamping Vacation, where we have TONS of challenges, we have a new CAS recipe for you.


I don't own any kraft, but hope to change that very soon, so I took some brown packing paper & scrunched it up & opened it up about 5 times in order to get this rough, distressed look. Then I sponged some brown (looks yellow) ink pad over it. I don't know about you but the CTMH browns are crap!! lol (no pun intended) I much prefer my SU browns!

I'm sorry but I also added pearls.....just did n't look finished enough until I added them.
Sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers whom are also our sponsor for this month!
Get your entries into any of the number of challenges listed on the left hand side of the Stamping Vacation blog for a chance to be in the running to recieve a $25.00 gift cert to Marks Finest Papers as well as 4 of their Dec. stamp sets!!

Challenges for my card:
Sentimental Sundays- Be thankful
Papertake Weekly- cut it out
Paper Playtime- be thankful

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sneak Peek

Before I take off for the wknd I simply had to do one more creation!

I have posted it at my alter ego site: Steel Magnolias!!
Hop on over to take a look.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Digi's With Attitude! DT call

Digi's With Attitude! is having a DT call!
I have been a GDT for the past month & I tell ya, these are a great buncha girlz to work with.
If it had more time on my hands I would def. get in on this DT call!!
Click HERE to go the Digi's With Attitude! Blog! & check out the deets!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Excitement, tops & A SALE !!

At Incy Wincy last week I got top 3 for this card!


I also won at The Crafty Pad for the special draw they have for cards using their images!
This is the card that won!


I also just found out I won at Mrs. Sugar's Die Cut Dreams Challenge for my drawer box creation!!


Finally at the Die Cuts r Us (store) they are having sale.
What kind of sale you ask?

I have been to shop at their store and it is Fabulous!!!
I love their papers, especially their 6X6 Sampler packs that are a portion of the cost of their Regular 6X6 paper packs. There are only a few papers in these sampler packs but it gives you a feel for whether or not you actually like the paper!
There's nothing more frustrating than hating a paper pack!!
LOL (like that ever happens!! )

To help spread the word, A Crafty Little Place is giving away this Zutter Bind It All Machine to one lucky winner who posts about their sale on their blogs (NOT their sidebars)!!!


Almost forgot.
At Crafty Cardmakers, today, is the start of a new spotlight challenge......
Fancy Containers!!!
We also still have our regular challenge of card & matching gift set on.
So head on over to see what all the prizes are!


4 more days until we go on our family va-ca/Christmas-Craft Shopping spree!!!
Woo HOO!! Ya baby!!
In preparations for this, I am not going to have much activity on my blog this week. Just pre-scheduled posts starting Friday---hopefully they work!!

Hope you all have a good week.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Totally Tilda DT- Glitz & Gold

What amazing icy/cool entries we had for the last two weeks at the Totally Tilda blog......
We want to see more of those fantastic creations for the next two weeks as well......

We want to see Tilda front & center smothered in

GLITZ & GOLD (as the primary colors)

You know you want to put her in something other than pink!
Now's your chance.
In fact it's a requirement!! lol
This is my attempt at making Tilda a redhead & dressing her in 'goldy' colors.
Do u think I succeeded?
The paper are from Dollarama, as are the corner accents of meshy looking material! It comes in a huge roll, in various colors, but since my fav color is brown, I couldn't pass it up!

We wanna see you make glitzalicious & goldalicious at the Totally Tilda Challenge.
Come on down for a chance at some yummy prizes!

Challenges for my card: to follow

Everybody's Art- monochromatic brown
Just Magnolia- white +1 (brown/gold)
Annabelle Stamps- say it in gold
Paper Romance- my fav things (Tilda, embellies, bling)
Creative Belli Blog- something old-I have had the corner adornments foreva
something new-WOC flowers
something borrowed-image
something blue- the purse charm
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- punches (tag, leaves, oval shape)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fairy Fun Friday DT- Buttons & Bows

(3rd post today....scroll down for more inspiration)

It truly is winter here in Manitoba Canada! Looks like the snow is FINALLY here to stay!!
Good or bad.......I dunno?
Guess that means spring is just around the corner.


At Fairy Fun Friday for the next two weeks, we want to see your:


You've got to have a ton of those things lying around, I'm sure of it!!
The fairies have done an excellent job to inspire you with some of the Prairie Fairy's


This image, however, is not new, but I love it nonetheless!
It is called Mistltoe Kisses!

Ribbons are from Really Reasonable Ribbons, buttons are from our closing down fabric store and bling is from Dollarama. I added crystal effect to her glasses to make them shine & added glitter whereever I could!

Now correct me if I am wrong but I think that this sentiement is a freebie from Bizzy Becs.

Challenges for my card-
Lexi's Creations- Traditional Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday- buttons, buttons
Creative Cottage- somone special at Christmas
ABC Christmas- X for Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown- buttons & bows

Digi's With Attitude! GDT card- Favorite sports Team

For Fussy & Fancy DT card scroll down
For Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays DT card scroll up 


Welcome to another Digi's With Attitude! Challenge where we want to see you create


Maybe it's your fav. sports team. Maybe it's your son or daughter's team.
Or hubby's fav. team....
Regardless, get on it & make something!!

This is Gretchen the Cheerleader. She looks quite grumpy holding her little pom-poms...doesn't she!!
I was gonna make a card for my daughter but her gymnastics colors are red & black, & her soccer color is grey......so needless to say, instead of passing up these gorgeous My Grafico papers that were supplied to us, I made a pink & green creation, which matched the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbons PERFECTLY!!
Woo HOO!! Now I'm cheering!

The large pink diecut shape is from the Die Cut Dreams Store & the sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe; I just used my tag pucnh to cut it out!
The  green bling and flowers in the corner are purchases from various places so long ago, I can't even recall where they came from!!
The W-I-N letters are from Micheals!!

(shake pom poms) (kick legs alternately)
"come on.....let's go, get them while their hot,
all the prizes being offered that is
at the Digi's With Attitude! blogspot"
(finish with the splits)

Challenges for my card:
Freshly Brewed- show off your style (++embellies is my style)
AiFactory- die cut
Hodge Podge Shop- anything goes

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A whole buncha stuffs & a creation!!!

First of all, great news to share or "TOPS" ( As I stole the saying from my blogging buddy Dora)
....I got top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge with my Remembrance Day card. YAY!! Thanks guys!!


Secondly,speaking of DORA --how excited was I to go the mail yesterday, only to find this card from her!!!
What a sweetheart.....a card made, just for me (as she so fondly put it)!! I love SOG digis!

PS- pop over ot her blog, she's got some goodies up for grabs!!

Thanks Dora.


I also just found out that I won a Prize over at Chris's blog- Catt's Scratching Post where weekly prizes are sponsored by Simon Says- that's right--weekly!!!
With her weekly candy giveaways all you have to do is enter the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, link to her linky, add her blinkie to your sidebar & BAM, check back the following Friday to see if you have won!!! Here's her blinkie!!


I am gettig so pumped for my mini family va-ca that is coming up next weekend!
Off to the states (Fargo) for some R&R, time with the family, Christmas shopping, but most importantly some craft shopping AT HOBBY LOBBY!! Woo HOO!!
What are some must haves that I need to look for?
My list thus far includes vintagy ribbons, glimmer mists, Christmas papers, 12X12 paper holder/stand, snowflake dies, charms......
What else?

 I think I have a creation for you today.......
if you've come this far that is,  you may as well comment on my lastest!
This little set is for a few challenges so keep reading & head on over the Steel Magnolias blog where I continue my journey with more amazing challenges & explain what the heck is on the side of my homemade box!! lol

As you can see I've used all different sizes of my scallop nestie.
I have also incorporated ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons, sentiment(s) from Whimsy, flowers from WOC, frame from SU & bling/pearls/staples from Dollarama!

At A Crafty Little Place they are asking for you to alter something you already have. Well, aside from making the little letter box (with a little help from SCS), I have altered this memo pad.

The sketch on the box is by TPE.
And at DCD they are asking for you to use staples on your project.
Cute Card Thursday is anything goes & Paper Play is a recipe of ribbons, lace & flowers.
Simple Doodles is lace & pearls & OSAAT is your fav colors. Brown is def. my fav color & mixed with either pink or blue, it is accented beautifully.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are having a great week thus far!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stamping Vacation DT- To Who Challenge

At Stamping Vacation for the next month, the "TO WHO" challenge is :


If there is one thing I don't have enough of it's get well/sympathy cards!
I used a stamp from Marks Finest Papers.
They are sponsoring Stamping Vacation this month so head on over & check out their stuff in case you are the lucky winner!
The sentiment is SU.
Raffia Ribbon is from Bunny Zoes Crafts.
I tried to mimick Kraft paper (since I don't own any) by using some brown packing paper and scrunching it up numerous times.
I also rock & rolled the stamped image with two different colors of ink, pink & red, so although it looks like I fogot spots.....that's the look I was going for!

Head on over to the Stamping Vacation Blog for a chance at any of the challenges listed on the left hand side. They all last one month and we just started a fun new game called:
 "Inspiration Tag" (on until Dec 5)
--where you take a couple elements off of Denise's card & create your own card, blog about it & link it to the above link, in order to get in on a $25.00 gift cert to a store of your choice. OH YA, don't forget to give credit to Denise for the elements you lift from her card to inspire yours!!  Who knows someone may lift elements off your card and you've then inspired them to create a masterpiece.
Thus the name "Inspiration Tag"

Challenges for my card:
Charisma Cardz- sympathy
Daring Cardmakers- time to remember
Paper Players- color challenge (see below)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers DT- Card & matching gift set !

At Crafty Cardmakers for the next two weeks we want to see:


Now , tell me, how creative can you get with this one.
A matching suitcase,
a matching explosion box,
a matching gift card holder.....
........whatever it is you chose, make sure it matches the card you make!!!

Luckily, I had mine already prepared a few months ago. NEVER BLOGGED! Don't fret, you didn't miss it!!
I made this set for a fellow blogger/friend/fairy for her birthday.
The image is Prairie Fairy Designs called "The Urge"....bwhaahaaa....the urge to what right?

I used a salmony paper color with a darker base paper and used my SU border punch.
I cut a doily in half & slid it in underneath the image and my scallp punch to make the other scallopy looking half circle things that I then smothered in pearls!
I also added glitter to her robe & slippers as well as crystal effects to her glasses.

Scallop punch & pearls out the ying-yang again .....with a different image from the Prairie Fairy called "Gerry's Birthday set". It's a set of  3 images (a giraffe, a cake & presents). I snagged the presents & ran as fast as I could.
What I made here is a little "Peek-a-boo" box. I got the tutorial off of splitcoaststampers for another challenge & simply had to try it out!

The sentiment on the inside says
"Did someone turn the heat up in here....
.....or is it just the candles on your cake?" (badum-bum)

Can't wait to see what you create for our challenge this fortnight.
Don't forget if you use some dry embossing, you can also enter your creation into the spotlight challenge at Crafty Cardmakers with is being sponsored by the Prairie Fairy herself!!!

Challenges for my set:

Cute Card Thursday- anything goes
Stamp Insanity- oh scrap (Pink scallops are my scrap papers)
Paper Sundaes- toppings are punch & ribbon

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