Saturday, November 15, 2008

Winner!!!! picked # 62! The Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set goes to Kama!

She said:
Who doesn't love chocolate, huh? It must be the most versatile stamp ever, lol. You can find any excuse to use it.May I just say, what an adorable poochie you have. He's like a little treat :)

Kama, e-mail your addy and I will get your prize out to you!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Did you Grow Up in the 80's?

I did! You can see my beautifully permed hair, acid wash jeans with the socks rolled up over them, and top siders! Man, I was so COOL! This is my best friend, Jen. Her and I have been through tons of crap together, and she has always stuck by me. I have had this old picture forever and really wanted to scrap it. Noel's challenge was to use the word "Remember, " in your LO. So this picture fit perfectly! I used Noel's new kit called Cornucopia. Awesome kit jam packed with stuff! Don't forget to head on over to the message board to play along with the challenges and win some prizes!!!

Leave a comment HERE for your chance to win a Sweet 'n Sassy set! I will draw a name at 12:00 PM on Saturday, Nov. 15th.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Some exciting news....and a challenge!

I have waited so long for this day.....

I am a new member of Crafty Secret's DT!!! I can not begin to tell you how excited I am! I love Sandy's products soooo much! And the DT ladies are such talented exceptional women....and I am honored to work with them! So in honor of this big news, I made a quick card using a sweet image from the journal booklet. I had a few scraps on my table, (ok that is a bit of an understatement) and started putting them to together to create the background for this card. I added some vintage lace, buttons, and a little swirly felt piece. I can't remember who it is by. (I have that short term memory loss thing going on.....) : )

I know all week I have told you to head on over to Noel's Message Board! Would you humor me please, by going there? Why? Because I am today's host! The challenge I am giving is to use NO store bought embellishments! You can create your own though.....that is "legal" for this challenge. This was even a stretch for me, since I LOVE STUFF on my cards and LO's! So, I decided to create a homemade, paper punch turkey for "homemade" embellishment. The paper is from Noel's Home Sweet Home kit. The title was cut using my Cricut. Unfortunately, since I live in gloomy, rainy Chicago and it gets dark like at 3:00 PM. (Slight exaggeration....but not by much!), the picture does not represent the colors well. The yellow here looks quite icky! IRL, it is a soft, warm put your imaginations to work!

Saturday I will do the drawing for the blog candy! IF you haven't left a comment for the free Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, click HERE, for your chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Challenges & a RAK!

Isn't this card lovely? I received it from the very sweet Pam Spiedel. (Stamping with Serendipity) She is such a talented and kind person! And even better than the card was the sweet note she wrote really made my day! If you have never been to her blog.....please give her a visit! She does gorgeous work!
Have you been to Noel's Message Board? There are tons of challenges going on over there! (AND AWESOME PRIZES too!!!) Today's challenge was based on a "recipe." If you would like the "recipe," head on over! The LO's everyone has created have been gorgeous! My LO you need glasses for....what is with my son's REALLY bright yellow sweatshirt AND apron?! It is pretty hard to match DP with an outfit like that!!! After I finished this LO, I realized I could have converted the picture to black and white.......DUH! Oh well....I used Noel Mignon's Home Sweet Home kit for the majority of this LO. I did add a few vintage pieces as well. The tags underneath the word, cooking, are from old cookbooks. (I buy a lot of my vintage stuff at my friend Mary's Etsy shop.)
And last, but certainly not least, click HERE if you would like to win a free stamp set!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I am truly thankful for this little family of mine. They are the reason I get up in the morning and thank my lucky stars at night. This picture was taken in our hotel room at Disney World. (The Polynesian) I was pleased with the photo because we all look pretty good! I used Noel Mignon's Home Sweet Home kit. (only 5 are left, so ya better hurry and grab one!) Don't forget to head over Noel Mignon's Message Board and play in this weeks' challenges! Lots of prizes to be won!

And last but not least, click HERE for a chance to win a free stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Let the FUN Begin!!!

This whole week Noel and the rest of the DT girls are hosting challenges, prizes, and fun at Noel Mignon's Message Board. Jana provided us with a great sketch for our first challenge. Head on over and join us in the fun!

***Don't forget to leave a comment HERE for blog candy!!!