Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom...

What a weekend...and I'm still recovering! :o Our crazy but fun weekend started with Thanksgiving dinner with my DH's family, then went to my sister's to celebrate with my family...having a small second dinner and dessert! The next day was our weekend trip up to Lake Tahoe with a group friends...there was soooo much SNOW!!! This pic was taken right from the balcony of the townhouse we rented...
Kids had a blast, and wished we could have stayed another day, but we rushed back home on Sunday (about 6 hrs drive!) to celebrate two birthdays... for my two nephews! Their birthdays are actually a few days apart, but this year they decided to celebrate together! I was able to make only one card ahead of time, which I already shared on the previous post. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make one for my younger nephew (actually my grand-nephew...oooh I feel so old whenever I say that!), but he was very happy with the gift my son picked out for him...so that was good! And finally, my mom's birthday was yesterday. Took me too long to decide on the image, but this is what I made for her...

Running short on time, I CASEd a card from Mercy, and the image from Sliekje's...she has really cute images and they are all freebies! Covered the cake with stickles and gloss accents on the candle flames.

Well, I've got alot of catching up to do... and start on my xmas projects!! Can't be late for that!! Only 25 days left!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! There will also be three birthday celebrations this weekend, my 2 nephews and my mom! Here's one of the cards for my nephew, he's now 23! I followed Club Anya's MM layout by Marit...it's so cool!

I used Jeremy from TGF's Roll Call kit. Randomly stamped sentiments are the dp are also from the same kit! I love my new binding edge punch from EK, and dp is DCWV Rockstar. Added buttons and hemp cord tie, no glitter or gloss this time!

Have a fabulous day! and thanks for stopping by! ;)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh Deer...

Christmas is around the corner! I've seen so many CUTE holidays projects and cards out in blogland, I better get started before it's too late!! So here is my first holiday project, and playing along with ATS Wednesday Challenge, a gift card holder! I think I'll be needing more of these this year...just so hard to pick the perfect gift! Anyways, I don't have any of the new holiday images (yet! lol!), this one is from last year's ATS Sugarplums, Cocoa Emma, perfect for a Starbucks gift card!

I found some holiday border stamps at Michael's, and this one is running reindeers and perfect for the tree border punch from EK. I got this gift card holder idea from Tori Wild, check out her tutorial here! I love that the band can slide on and off! The inside sentiments are from AmyR.Winter collection set, and the papers are from Echo Park.

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tiddly Inks' Princess...

Finally I was able to complete this for the Tiddly Inks Princess challenge #29. I used the cute fairy princess, Fairy Fae, and the Castle in the Sky images... you can find these and other adorable images here. Sentiment is from AmyR's Handy Additions set. Used shades of blue and a touch of gold, added sparkles everywhere with stickles, glitter pen, shimmerz. Glossy accents on the castle towers to make it shine in the sunlit skies...

Fairy Fae was so fun to color...her wings so delicate and dainty shoes...  all her magical fairy power will bring special birthday wishes!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Birthday with Robbie...

My card today is for a birthday boy. I tell you...it's so hard to find the right image for boys around the age of 10...you can't do cute and it's gotta be cool! My only cool dude was Creeper Jack, which I just made, so I settled for Robbie the Seal from TGF Critters! The layout is from MTSC, and Mercy is celebrating her 100th sketch!

Some sparkle and shine is all I added, and kept the colors mostly muted.

Have a great weekend everyone. Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet November...

This week's challenge at ATS is a birthday celebration for Amy Y's Sweet November images! There are so many adorable sweeties to choose from...both rubber and digi, and you can find them here. Amy recently released some new birthday cuties that are available today! In honor of Amy's celebration, I used one of the cute mermaids released earlier this June...Treasure Tempestwind and her adorable friend Eddy!

Trying to follow Amy's footstep, there always have a sweet story behind each stamp and card...Treasure & Eddy are peeking out from the bubbles and pearls of the ocean to see a sky filled with shimmering flowers!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Creeper Jack...

This card was made by special request...from my son! He wanted me to make him a birthday card (even though it was back in August), with an image, papers, and colors that he picked. So this is what we came up with...

His fave colors are red, blue and black. He loves the skulls and stars paper we found in the Rockstar Mat Stack from DCWV...actually more, including the guitars and more stars, but I got to pick from his four choices. He couldn't decide between TGF's Creeper Jack, Skater Boy, or Sweet N Toxic Boy. We decided on Creeper Jack for this card since he wanted me to make it ASAP and it was available as a digi.

"But Mom, can we get the other stamps too?"...lol!!

TGF FFF - All Tied Up (used hemp cord)

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Turtle...

Today I have birthday card to share.  This cute turtle is from Bugaboo Stamps, a fabulous site with adorable images! The sentiment is from AmyR's collection. In case if I needed one, I wanted to have a bday card for an adult male. So what do you think?

Some stickles on the balloons and swirls. Glossy accents to the party hat and horn, and some shine on the turtle too!

I noticed now that the glue wasn't qutie dried behind the buttons, oh well! Couldn't retake it because the card is already given away. It turns out that my BIL's bday was yesterday nite... so the card has already found a happy home!

Karber Weekly - #13 Animals
Lollipop Crafts - #15 Birthday

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Hi all! I have my last October project to share...this was made for a special couple's wedding anniversary! The mouse and heart are from Meljen's Designs digi images... freebie too!

The second mouse was flipped so they could be facing each other with intertwining tales!

Added a bow tie and borrowed a tiara from Tiddly Inks' princess, to dress them up to celebrate a special occassion! Even painted her toenails... hehee!

Found this lovely quote and cut it out with my nestie. Used Tea Dye Distressed Ink all around the edges of the card. Added some Shimmerz to these gorgeous flowers from Joy, and lots of stickles to bling it all up!

I went to check what's the current challenge on Meljen's Designs, and it's to use three different shapes. So... there's a heart, square and nestie die shape. Yup, it's good!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Make-up Challenge...

Hey all! Can you believe I have another post!! heehee! Well, you have to check out the Color Me Copic challenge where the fabulous Kelly Booth does an amazing toot on eye make-up technique. My shades are a bit darker, but I think it came out alright. This sweet Halloween witch from TGF is too cute to be scary...just look at her sweet face! Magic dust (actually stickles) on her hat and broom, some shimmerz on her dress, and she's ready to fly the night sky...

I made a treat box earlier for one SIL, and this is for another SIL's birthday! This is an easel card on top of a drawer full of sweet goodies! Okay, this is the last of my Halloween stuff, but I'm on a roll this month. I have one more project to share soon!

Thanks for stoppping by! ;)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October OCS

This was my first time participating in the OCS hosted by the wonderful Linda and Kyoko. Now guess who my partner was? Kyoko! Look at the awesome card she made...
Love the witch's boot...and the fabulous goodies too!

OMGosh...I was so nervous and spent so much time trying to decide what to do I didn't get to anythng else done! (I made sure to finish this card before any of my other October projects!) I knew for sure I wanted to the MS spider web punch... loved seeing it being used all over blogland! And Honey Cat Girl was the just the cutest stamp for this card! After a couple trips to Michael's, I finally got what I needed to make this for Kyoko...
The papers are from K&Company and KarenFoster Designs. Added a couple halloween brads, some rhinestone clusters, ribbon, and a little spider with the sentiment "boo"... all goodies from Michael's. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)