Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mega Meeting day...

Today is our Mega Meeting in Burlington...this is my swap card. I had such a hard time making these because i made 45 of the same card!! I NEVER do that...but i didn't start until the night before so i really had no choice!! ugh...oh well here it is! hope you like it.
I used the stamp set Heard from the heart and Polka dot punches (a SAB set). For the middle of the flower i used Karen's awsome idea to use a pot dot and put it in micro beads!! Cool eh??? The DSP is candy cane lane and i used a SU texture plate...i must say i like the cuttlebug folders much better!!
My downline Chris has blog candy, check it out!! Also Kelly have some blog candy as well!!
I guess that is it...have a good day!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sketch happy....

I am not sure why i am doing all these sketches, i never win anything but its fun anyway:) This is TECC52SH...Its Stephs sketch! I had fun with this on and did it pretty quick!! The image is from Chrissy (she is our monthly card kit hostess). She sent is as a challenge, and there is a prize. I am still using up old DSP...i am doing good not using any new paper until i run out (could be a few more weeks!!!)...once i run out i think i am going to go nuts and end up with more scraps than i started with!! lol I am soooo bored of the same old paper!!! The card is pretty simple...not much to say about it:) Maybe i will send it to one of my SBS!!! :)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

One day at a time....

i am getting these sketch challenges done!! Thanks to Karen i am pumped to do them!! So here is the next one!!

Its much easier to make cards when images are coloured as well! lol I got this elzybell through wish rak! Isn't it cute?? I used lots of bling on this card since i bought all these bling things and hardly use them!! Well i sure did use up a lot on this card!! The colours i used are so saffron, green galore, and tempting turquoise (i think, this paper is really old!! lol)

Check out this blog candy!!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh i love Elzybells!!!

I got this stamp because this dog is so darn cute!! I used Taylors sketch for her 9 sketch marathon! hee hee

I used some colours i don't normally galore, summer sun, regal rose and chocolate chip!

For my SBS sisters the challenge is to use an oval on your card and ribbon:) If you are feeling up to it try one of the sketches on Taylor's blog!!


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ok Debby...i will do your challenge!!!

Although i am kinda scared to see what picture it will be! Ok here goes...
DAMN...why does it have to be a stupid drunk picture of ME????????????????? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Ok the story about this brother had this BBQ when he moved to his new BF brought the most disgusting hamburgs!! (i mean i wouldn't feed them to the dog!! lol) So we were all drinking on an empty stomach...i *think* those are french fries in my mouth...who knows...i remember it being cold outside so we were inside playing cards. I took some pretty strange pictures that night!!

The rules for this challenge are - Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.
Here is who i am tagging:)

Thanks to my bella sistah and some sad news...

WOW!! sarah i am so thankful!! look at all the goodies she sent???? An adorable huggabugg, a stella, some glitter brads, an adorable card and BASIC GREY PAPER! I love this paper, and was going to buy some, but held off!! I LOVE it all!!
I got some sad news friend Jeannie that i bowl with, and have known since i was little, her daughter is 35 and is in her last weekw with us. Adrian had cancer for the last 6 years and they thought they got it all, but when it came back late last year it was worse than the first time. I used to play with Adrian and my cousin Stacy when i was a kid (and poor them had to babysit me!!). They would torment me with Motley Crue's "Shout at the Devil", and when we played dress us i was always the baby!! LOL I guess its thanks to them and their love for metal that i became addicted years later!! :) Its going to be a sad night at bowling tonight without my buddie Jeannie:( (we always make a joke how we SUCK together! lol)...Please say some prayers for the family, it must be devistating to lose a child, a sister, an aunt and a friend!!

More cupcake challenges!!!

So this is card #3 for the cupcake challenge!! (i really should be making swap cards for the mega meeting on saturday! lol)

So this is challenge TECC52JS. I love this sketch and it was fun to play with. I used Bella Rose DSP (because i am using scraps only until they are gone!!) I wish i knew what stamp this is...i got it from someone (gee i am helpful eh??), well anyway its cute!! I am kinda addicted to this felt fusion flowers too...ok i promise the next card will be completly different! ha ha

Ok i think that is it for today...Its bowling tonight! ugh...


Monday, January 26, 2009

I made this last night too...

but wanted to make sure i had a post for today:) hee hee Well ok i feel much better about this card!!!

Ok this is card #2 for the cupcake challenge!! This sketch was great to play with!! The colours i used are Old Olive, so saffron, Regal rose and rose red. I think they look great together! I have 3 more magnolias coloured with the same colours so you will see more of this colour combo in days ahead:)

Well have a good monday!! :)


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ugh...mojo is going away.....

again you say?? well look at this card!! BAH! it sucks!! lol Oh well i can't win em all!!

Ok this card is for Taylored Expressions: Celebrating a Year of Cupcake Challenges! It was also for a card kit swap, but i changed the paper for my card (the paper i got didn't go with anything i had:( boo urns). Well anyway...thats all i really have to say about this card....lets hope the next one is better for you guys to see!!!

I went out for dinner with Devon tonight, we went to Falls Manor and had hot roast beef sandwiches (although i shouldn't have... my tummy hurts now as i have a wheat allergy), and coconut cream pie for dessert! YUM...but i am hurtin now, why do i do this to myself!! lol

More blog candy here!!

Ok bedtime....i really don't think i should even attempt another card tonight! ha ha


Saturday, January 24, 2009

I was going to come home and stamp...

but it was toooooooooo busy at work today! I am beat! There is an ice wine festival going on in Niagara on the Lake (where i work), so of course everyone craves McDonalds when they are drinking! ha ha Oh well we need the business so i shouldn't complain too much! This is a card i made for the Bella Bash Challenge and for a music swap. I am giving this card to my BFF Devon for Valentines day, just to cheer her up, she is stressed with school and could use a happy card. She is like me and hates Valentines day!! This is a pic of us at the Niagara Ice Dogs game:)

Friday, January 23, 2009

For a music challenge swap:)

This rockabella card was made for a few reasons. #1...its for a music swap i am in that we had to use lyrix on the front of the card that are true to us...well i couldn't think of anything more true to me:) #2..i used CC202 on SCS..bravo burgandy, kiwi kiss, regal rose..ummmm well it works i guess #3..It is a card for Bellas Favourite stamper on the bella forums. We have to case Jane, here is the card i choose. Jane has an amazing gallery so go check it out:) #4...for the bella bash challenge we had to pick a love song and make a card...well this may not be a love song to everyone, but sure holds special meaning to me:)
Pretty simple card...usually when i do swap cards they are pretty simple since i have to make 6!
Well that is it for me today:) Have a good one!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009 i hate valentines day....

really i do...even when i was with someone i loved a lot, i hated this holiday! I am a believer that if you love someone you don't need a holiday to let them know, you should let them know everyday! I usually work on this holiday so i don't have to deal with it! lol Anyway...this is a card i made for a card kit swap...i really don't like it, but maybe it will do something for someone else. Maybe its because i hate the holiday that it turned out so crap...maybe its because i am tired??? lol


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nurse Nellie!!

Awwwwwwww isn't she sweet?? I was asked to make a birthday card for a nurse. This is all i have to do with nurses so i hope the lady likes it! I used CTMH dsp, i find it so hard to match with SU cardstock so i did the best i could!

I used my nesties to cut nurse nellie and the sentiment out. I am really trying to use my scraps! i organized them today, it helped a bit!! :)

For my SBS gals your challenge this week is to make a card with 7 embelishments on it:)

Well off to physio, wish me luck!!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh the poker champion:)

Sooooooooooooooooo...yesterday our boss had a meeting at his house, the usual boring stuff. Then we had a chef make us all dinner!! Oh i should have taken pictures!! We had carrot soup with walnuts in it, crab cakes, salad, beef tenderloin with purple potatoes (weird, but soooooo good), and for dessert we had a pear thing, a crepe thing and some chocolate ball thing (can you tell i know nothing about food!! ha ha). And we had a different wine for each course...well i don't drink often so you can image i was a little tipsy by the end!! So my bosses wife wouldn't let us play poker at his house, since its a school night and we play until 4am or so. So my wonderful boss drove us all to the Embassy Suites in Niagara Falls, we had an amazing room looking over the falls!! I don't think anyone really cared, they all just wanted to drink! So we started playing poker and drinking some more. I was having amazing luck (which i never have with poker)...i took out 3 people in a row (with 3 full houses!! yikes). By the end of the night this guy Rob and i were the last ones in and we just split the pot (although i had way more chips than he did so really i won!!). It was a great night, and makes me very thankful that i have a great boss who takes care of us all!!!
Well i have to go to the funeral home now and then off to bowling! So no card today, maybe after bowling if i am not too tired (didn't get much sleep!!).

Monday, January 19, 2009

Snowy card...

I made this card for the Bella colour challenge. The colours are brocade blue, ballet blue and lovely lilac! I also used SC211. Not sure i like it...oh well i am sure someone will!!! :) I forgot the stickles so i added them after i took the picture!!

Tonight i am going to my bosses house for dinner, he has a chef come in and cater it!! yummy!!

Check out Kims blog Candy!!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

Catching up on the Bella Challenges!!

So i made this card yesterday but thought i would save the post so you would have something to read today! I used BSC63 and BCC62 for this one. I had a hard time with the colours since i never use orange or yellow that often! The colours are only orange, tempting turquoise, yo yo yellow and chocolate chip. I used my copics to colour the

image that i got from my bella sistah Sarah! I have never used this image and it was fun! I used some of my new prima flowers i bought with my Michaels GC i got for Christmas and used a bella dot for the center.

Well i am going to a hockey game today, its the old hockey players from the Buffalo Sabres, not sure who they are playing though!

Have a great sunday!


Saturday, January 17, 2009

did i find it???

my mojo that is...well i made a card...i feel like its missing something though! Oh well you decide!

I made this card for a swap i am in. I had to make a birthday card with a magnolia stamp and ribbon. The colours are brocade blue, summer sun and chocolate chip. You can't tell but i sanded the cuttlebug background to lighten it a bit. I cut out edwin and have him sitting on the ribbon. i think it needs something...oh well i am going to package it up and send it off so does it really matter?? lol

So far today i have cleaned my room, fixed my bed, have done some laundry and cleaned my stamp space. Lets see what else i can get accomplished today:) I am going out with my friend Hideko for dinner, so not sure if i will have time, we will see though.

I got some sad news today that my friend Crystal's Grandma passed away:( She was a funny lady. Its sad that Crystal is in AB though and can't come home for the funeral. I will go though (the family are my ex-inlaws but i love them to pieces!) Crystal's mom is like a mom to me. (too bad her son had to be a jerk off! lol)

Ok enough babble for one day, i have to finish these cards!!!


This is getting out of hand!!

Thanks to Kristie for this lovely award!!

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I hope everyone will be inspired by my friends:

thanks ladies!! i am honoured and i hope this will help get my mojo back!

Friday, January 16, 2009

blah day....

well i was hoping to have a card made today...but i really have no ambition to do anything!! ugh...i have images coloured and ready to go, i just don't wanna make cards. So i tried playing some video games...that didn't work...maybe i am just really tired, maybe its the extreme cold weather...who knows! I better get out of this slump...i have to make cards for a SU party i am doing in a couple weeks and swap cards for our mega meeting....somebody help!!!!!
So here is a pic of morganna the doberman...i love her to pieces!! isn't she an angel ;)


Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Whiff of Joy card:)

Hi everyone, i didn't think i would get a post in today...but yay i did! I don't like working 7 days in a row, it really cuts into my stamping time! lol I have the weekend off though so you can guess what i will be doing:) I have to make some swaps for a meeting i am going too...haven't used a SU stamp in a long time so it should be interesting! lol I also have a couple parties in Feb so i have to plan for them!!

Ok onto my card! ha ha I am the hostess for Feb in

one of my card kit swaps so i put this together. I had some retired SU dsp so i thought i would go for it...only problem is i have no acc. to i used some rose red paper so i would have something. The buttons are SU, the white prima flower is CTMH, the bauble is from Stamping Bella. I coloured with copics and my spica pink glitter pen. I used Gina K 20lb pure luxery cardstock for my base (because i have a friend who swears by it! hee hee) and it worked great!! (thanks for the tip K!!)

Ok i am done for the night...might be a post tomorrow...not sure though!!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh the Huggabuggs!!!

I think i will be blowing my stamping diet to order some of these adorable stamps!! I got this image from my bella sistah Sarah and had to use them right away!! This is also for Mojo69, and for the back to the future swap on SCS. The Challenge is to use no DSP or no Cuttlebug backgrounds but to use stamps for backgrounds instead! This is such a fab idea i am using it for my SBS challenge #12!!

So ladies create a card with a stamped background:) have fun!!!

Also my SBS Michelle is having some amazing blog candy, you can win COPICS!! check it out HERE!!

Also check out the great blog candy Kerry has HERE!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Umm are you serious?????????

Really ladies its too much for me to handle!! I got another award!! From the lovely and talented Karen!!! Now i have to nominate 10 more people!! Sorry if i nominate the same people!! I don't know too many people in the blogging world!!!

Ok here i go!

Phew...this is getting harder!! lol


Cosmo Bella:)

for BSC62!! This is another card kit:) now i am caught up!! I love the paper for this one:) Not much else to say about it though:)
Tonight is bowling night! I work monday-friday this week so not much time for stamping:(

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Award?????

I have just received the Marie Antoinette Award from Sarah! Sarah is my Bella sister this time on the bellaholics group! It's always nice to receive an award cause it means that people out there like my work that I post on my blog!!What I have to do with this award is:1. Link to the person who gave you the award (that will be Sarah)2. Nominate 7 more persons3. Link the nominees and let them know about this award4. Post the award on my own blog.
Here are my 7 blog nominations: (this is getting hard!!I will do my SBS25 sisters!!)
Congrats ladies:)

A few quick cards:)

I am trying to play catch up with my swaps! These cards were made using card kits for the monthly card kit swap i am in:) They are pretty simple and basic:)
Off to the gym!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

No cards....

But last night i got to go out with some of my very bestest friends!! We had some drinks, and lots of laughs! I really needed a night out!

There is so cute blog candy going on here. If you love Tiddly Inks from Stamping bella you will love the blog candy!!!

I don't have any pictures from last night i discovered my camera phone takes crappy pictures!:(

Oh well! I will be doing lots of cards and scrapbooking next week (i hope! lol)

have a good night:)


Friday, January 9, 2009

For the birds:)

This is another card kit!! Isn't it great?? I know one of my friends who will love it (she has a liking for birds!! ). This was also for SC207 on SCS:)
I used felt fusion flowers and it matched wonderfully:) Thanks Chanda for the great kit:)
Check out Lims blog candy:)
Also if you are a Canadian paper crafter Nancy is looking to start a list on her blog!
Also more blog candy here! And Queen Kat Designs has candy here! And Dannies blog candy here!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


OH MY!! Another AWARD?My fabulous blogging sister Sharon has given me this award. Isn't she sweet! All I have to do is pass it on to 7 other lovely blogs. Well, it wasn't an easy choice but here they are:???


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy Wed. Mail:)

WOW! I am having such a crappy day and look at what i get??? Isn't it amazing how the mail can always make you so happy:)

This first lot of stuff is from my Bella Sister Sarah!! She sent me some adorable images and i love the card!! MUAH!

This card and little wooden hearts are from Christina on Magnolia-licous. January is my month to get rained on! :) yay me!

This was my second raining card from Cathi Wyatt!! Isn't it darling???

AND this last package is from my wonderful Bella Sistah Jessica!! Look at all the shiny, glittery paper!! I love it all!! I love the fibers and chipboard too!! Thanks hun:)
Well i guess that is it for today...i want to make cards but am feeling a bit down...i think my relationship is about over...that is a good thing though, i am unhappy. Wish me luck in the next couple days!!

Strange colour combo?? SBS Challenge #11!!

Yes its strange...its creamy caramel, ballet blue and perfect plum...don't ask what i was thinking!! lol So your challenge...make a card using 3 strange colours together (strange for you anyway!! lol), also make it a birthday card:) (we can always use those!).

Have fun!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Didn't think i would get to post!!

But here i am:) I had a Dr's appt this morning, come to find out i have a chest infection which sucks!! But i have some meds now..finally after a month i should be good!! I also have a physio appt today!

Anyway when i got home i just had to work on this card!! It is a card kit again from my fave swapping group on SCS! The kits are fab that everyone sends!!

The layout is from, i have had it printed for a while, just didn't have time to use it:) I kinda used it on my lily card, but not really:) The DSP is from my minds eye. I used pumpkin pie, riding hood red and baja breeze cardstock. Coloured with copics and there ya go:) Not sure why i layered it so much, it didn't need it really!

Thanks Dee for an awsume kit!!! My card for tomorrow is done! Its strange!! Its a challenge for my SBS group!!


Monday, January 5, 2009

Check out the blog candy...and...

How cool!! One of my fave blogs is giving away blog candy! you can check it out here. Here is more blog candy:) My sister Leslie is giving away more candy here!!
And my other blogging sister Kristen has blog candy here

I got a blog award!! How cool!!! My downline Chris.

gave me this award!! Here is what i have to do...
The rules are : I have to list 5 of my addictions and list 5 fabulous here I go!!!
My Addictions:
1. Cardmaking/scrapbooking
2. shopping for stamps and embellies
3. Music....esp Metal music...i listen to it, buy it, go to concerts, meet bands...etc
4. French Fries (i know bad addiction!!)
5. blogging!
Now onto my list of 5....
1- Karen She is the one who got me addicted to stamping!!! :)
She is Karens best friend and makes the coolest cards!!
My first blogging friend!! She rocks ;) (so does the music she listens too!)
One of my blogging sisters! I love her cards and she got me addicted to some UK bands ;) and is buying me UK elzybells!! she rocks!!
one of my SCS friends who makes some cool things!!
I wish i could nominate all my blogging friends:( I love all of you!!! Well happy blogging!!


Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Lily card:)

Pink Cat Studio is having a card contest!! You have to print out this adorable image and make a card with it!! So here is my card!!
I used this DSP i got from Stamping Bella, the big pink flower is from CTMH, the blue prima is from Sparkle, not sure where the ribbon is from. I used my nesties to cut her out and then used stickles on her wings, belt and flower oh and around the edge as well.
Hope you like it:)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

UK elzybells:)

I got this image through Wish Rak on SCS and its one of my faves! isn't it cute???

I used a sketch i saw on The colours are a bit unusual for galore, so saffron and only orange! I think i should have used pumpkin pie! oh well!!!

More blog candy HERE by Rach!! check it out!


Friday, January 2, 2009

House Mouse:)

Aren't they the cutest???

This was another wish rak challenge card for the troops! The sketch was given to us and theme was birthday for a wife! No flowers...what no primas??? So i used some adorable buttons i got from my bella sistah jessica! i am going to be sad when these little buttons are gone, i love them!!!

Check out this blog candy!!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Birthday:)

I made this card as well for the troops and used Talyors sketch as well!! I had to put the sentiment on the bottom though since i flipped the sketch around! I used felt fusion flowers from SU, the image and ribbon came from a SCS friend:)


More cards for the troops!!

I made this card for the wish rak new years challenge! I had to case a fellow SCS memeber, here is the card i choose to case:) i am not sure who makes this image but i think its adorable! I used my dots embossing folder, my nesties and the only colours i used were baja breeze and creamy caramel:) Simple and cute:)
Happy 2009!!