Monday, September 27, 2010

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge: We Gotta fun one for you!


Happy Tuesday!!!! You know what Tuesdays mean here at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.....We have a challenge for you!!! A really fun one to.

But before I let you know about the challenge, I also have to apologize for not being around as much. I have had a pretty tough last two weeks. I was sick with Bronchitis, and from there my asthma just went to full flow. I ended up in the Emergency Room last night, and had to convince the Dr. that I didn't need to be admitted. Well, I wasn;t. He just sent me home with breathing treatments and more steroids. I will admit that I am starting to feel a bit better. I am hoping for full recovery by Friday. I would like to take advantage of the fabulous Fall weather.

OK, our challenge this week is Really Cool!!!!! Create a card that is movie inspired.

As you can see, I went with the Twilight theme for my card! I don;t have much creativity going on, and I really wanted to play in this super cool challenge, so i used a pic off the Internet. Not my greatest card, but It works!

Supplies:
Paper: Rusty pickle
Image: Computer generated
Saying: computer generated

Wow, you guys made some FABULOUS cards made for last weeks challenge. It was so hard to pick the TOP 3!!!!! But, it has to be done.....The TOP 3 this week are..........

Lisa Risa
Nancy Brown
Chris Olsen
Fabulous cards ladies! Please feel free to grab The I made top 3 from the left side of my computer!

Are you waiting to see who won last weeks Fred, She Said GC????? Oh, what a great GC to get. The winner is......

Here are your random numbers:

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Jenni






With out further A DU, let me show you the amazing cards by the DT!

Lori Ames:
Mary castonquay
Kristine Breach
Jackie Randolph
Marie Briggman
Peggy Reganweren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until next Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 next week, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC28 .......Have a great day and happy creating


Friday, September 24, 2010

Wags N Wiskers Challenge 33- Diamonds and pearls

This is my second post for the Day, If you're lookingfor The stamping Bazaar Challenge post, please scroll down!

MERRY CHRISTMAS.......just kidding. Let's make it through the Fall first *smile*. Look at this, I have two cards in one day, that doesn't happen that often. Well as I had mentioned before, I really haven't been feeling all that well, and honestly, when I sat down to make this card I was completely exhausted, but I just love to color these sweet Wags N Whiskers images. They are just darling, although, I do not love my layout here. Not my best card ever, but like I said, I am not at my best! A not so great homemade card is better than any Hallmark card !

I made this card for today's WNW diamonds and pearls challenge. Simple challenge for me, as I love to use pearls :) I used WNW's Sweet Danni and Bella, and made my first Christmas card of the year :)
I also broke out my new pack of Memory box DP. If you haven't seen it, you've gotta check it out. It's gorgeous!.

Well, I "think" I am feeling better today, so I have a ton to catch up on. If you are looking to join in on the Wags N Whiskers Challenge, we would love to have you. Need a little inspiration? Check out what the amazing DT came up with. You can see their work here!

Thank you so much for stopping by, it really means a lot. I hope you have a fabulous weekend (I will be studying, which means no cards for me), Happy Creating!






The Stamping Bazaar: Operation Write Home



Wow, it's Friday already. What a week I'll tell ya! So, let me introduce you to one of The Stamping Bazaar's newest images: Solier Pug! How cute is he?????? This card is very much different, than my typical, but I didn't have any great DP to go with this image. I know, impossible....well, I don't have any army looking DP, so I went with some scraps I had.
Today, is a HUGE day over at The Stamping Bazaar! Not only are the releasing 4 brand new images, but they are hosting their very 1st challenge (with prizes of course). The stamping Bazaar's first challenge is for :

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

Please read the basic guidelines here; it’s important to; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards.

“Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.

How to Enter

The theme of this challenge is simply to make a Christmas card to be mailed to Operation Write Home. There are no restrictions as to which stamps you can use --all manufacturers/stamp companies are welcome!

To enter, simply comment on this post and include a link to a post on your own blog which features the card you are entering in the challenge. Please make it clear in your blog post that the card is for the OWH challenge and link back to this post.

The challenge goes on until Friday, October 8th, 11:59pm EST and of course there will be PRIZES!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a freat day!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Happy Thursday. I hope you are having a good week. Sadly, I haven't had much time or energy to do much stamping lately. I have been down and out for the last week with terrible bronchitis. I am just managing on a minimal level trying to get to school and take of the kids and get everyone where they need to go. I saw the Dr. on Tuesday and they have loaded me up with 10 days of antibiotics, 10 days of prednisone (steriod for my lungs), and at home nebulizers. I am telling you, I haven't had a cold like this in a long time. Just knock you right off your feet. Anyways, I am hoping to be better by the weekend.

So, I want to thank everyone that help me spread the word on our Going Grey challenge! We have had a great turnout in the last couple of weeks. So, are you ready for the winner????? is it you?????? Well, lets see......The blog cand winner is..........................

Here are your random numbers:

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Theresa

Congrats Theresa, please e-mail me your mailing info and I will get your prize out. k.catalano@comcast.net. Thank you everyone for helping us spread the word. I hope you come play with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations!



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Going Grey wirth Scrap-Creations challenge :Fall


Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a good start to the week. Well, I couldn't get a appointment with the Doc on Monday, so I am going tomorrow. I sure do hope they can help me. My muscles are killing me from coughing. I am not sure how much more I can take. I am hoping for a magic wand!
How about my card today? I think these papers are perfect for this image. What do you think? I absloutly love this image by Fred, SHe Said Designs. Who happens to be our fabulous sponsor this week. Oh man, their images are just fabulous to color.

We have a great challenge for you today, but let me introduce you to last weeks TOP 3!










Congrats ladies, you cards were fabulous.Please feel free to grab the Top 3 Badge on the right side of my blog!


This weeks Challenge is: Fall

Without further A du, let me show you the DT's amazing cards for this weeks challenge.

Mary Castonquay

Kim Howard Marie Bridgman

Peggy Regan
Kris Breech
Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until next Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 next week, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC28 .......Have a great day and happy creating

My card qualifies for the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew Challenge-This week their challenge is "Fall or Autumn".
Copic Creations Challenge #35-Their challenge this week is shading on and around images. I shaded on the wheelbarrow and the pumpkins
Paper Sundaes Challenge #36-This week their challenge is "Fabulous Fall". Show your best Fall creations!
Paper Playtime Challenge #17-Their challenge this week is "Autumn". Great theme for a challenge!





Sunday, September 19, 2010

Such sweetness!!!!

Happy Monday.....another start to another week. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I am still dealing with a terrible chest cold, in which I am hoping to get a Dr. appt today. I just can't deal with the constant cough anymore. The family and I did manage to drive to Maine on Saturday, and spend the day walking the beach. It was just gorgeous. The sun was out, there was a cool breeze, but it was just a gorgeous day!

Sunday, I spent most of my day laying down, trying to rest, but I did manage to get some home work done, and color a few images. The card I have for you today is for today's Critter Sketch Challenge. The theme for this weeks challenge is to make a card that is ALL neutral colors. I am going to tell you, when I first read that, I thought there is no way I can do this challenge. I love color, and BRIGHT colors, but I sat and colored this very sweet Nancy with bouquet image by The Stamping Bazaar, and from there, I went and found what neutral paper I had. The two went together and viola! A neutral card. If I can do it, anyone can. a Very simple card.

That is all for me today, but we would love to have you join us over at the Critter sketch challenge. They are being sponsored this week by Sew Many! Also, if you get a chance to stop by the DT, they have amazing cards for you to inspire from. Have a good day, and I hope you join us for Going Grey challenge tomorrow!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Pia!


Happy Friday !!!! I swear that the weeks are flying by for me. School has me crazy busy, and there are some days when I start at 6am and before I know it, it's 1am. Unfortunately, that has been my regular bedtime lately. Homework is a everyday event,and some times becomes a all day event. So trying to balance the kids, school, hubby, and my house, is not the easiest of things .....but what do you do? You just do it!


So, my card today is done for a Wags N Whiskers challenge this week. The challenge is HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This is a great challenge for me, because I am always in need of b-day cards, particularly today, as I am meeting my friend Pia for her b-day lunch. Happy Birthday Pia !


When I am making a card, I would have to say that picking papers (DP) is the hardest part for me. I look and I look until I find, what I think is the "perfect papers". Well, right now, looking for papers is not real easy, as I have let my craft space disappear under all my STUFF! Actually, just the other day, my hubby came downstairs and said "How in the world can you work like this", and of course I defended my self to him, but I was thinking to myself "not easily" hehehehe. So, to show you exactly what I am talking about, I took some photos.


Now, prepare yourself. This is not easy on the eyes!


Please don't judge me LOL, it doesn't always look like this. It just has been in the past couple of weeks, when time is scarce, and I need to "JUST" work, and the end result is this....YIKES. It looks even worse to me when I am looking at these picks. I better get this mess cleaned ASAP! I will admit, as I am sitting there thinking about cleaning, going through my head is "cleaning your space isn't going to get your cards made"......and...it's true!

Well, that is all for me today, We hope you can join us for this weeks challenge over at Wags N Whiskers. If you need a little inspiration, feel free to pop over to the DT's blogs. They are ALL amazing.
That is all for me today, I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Happy Creating!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Going Grey Challenge #27 Gotta Go Digi

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great start to your week. I have offically finished my first full week of nursing school. WOWZERS.....it is completly overwhelming. So much to do. Their is reading every single night and research papers lining up. As much as I am overwhelmed, I am also pretty excited to the journay that lies ahead of me.
How cool is this? Today was the first day that I had to wear my uniform and name tag. "student Nurse"....WOW...this is really happening..... I am excited to meet the end result!


For my card today, I used to oh so fabulous Tiddly Inks image. I was hoping to get my card in time for this weeks Tiddly Inks B-day challenge, and by the skin of m teeth, I did. Anyways, I used not only a Tiddly image, but I used two of their digi papers. I am head over heels for their products, all of them!

This weeks Challenge is: Gotta Go Digi: use a digi image, paper, saying.....etc

Before I show you the Amazing DT's cards, I wanted to show ou last weeks TOP 3! WOw, so many great cards, but I can only pick 3. This weeks TOP 3 are

Katie tate:
Deb:
Kristine:













Congrats ladies, you cards were fabulous.Please feel free to grab the Top 3 Badge on the right side of my blog!

The winner of last weeks Wild Flower Patch 5 Free Digi images is:


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Without further A du let me show you this weeks amazing DT cards!!!!

Kim Howard
Lorie Ames
Kristine Breach
Jackie Randolph

Marie Bridgeman

Weren't those fabulous? Don't be afraid to head to their blogs and leave them a little love. You will have until next Monday @ 6pm to get your card in for the challenge. We only allow 2 entry's per person. Also, we have new Blog Badges, please feel free to take one and post on your blog. I will be picking the top 3 next week, and I will award 3 people with the new top 3 badge! When posting to a gallery's, please use the key words GGSC27 .......Have a great day and happy creating

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wags N Wiskers Challenge #31-Fall Colors

Happy Sunday! Can you believe the weekend is coming to an end *so sad*. I hope your weekend was enjoyable, and maybe you even got to get inky!

Today I have a card for you, using Angel Whispers, which is one of my brand new stamps from Wags N Whiskers. I made this card for Wags N Whiskers challenge this week, which is Fall colors! *heheee* Fall is my favorite of all the seasons, and my paper stash proves that. I have a TON of fall, and Halloween paper. Trying to find paper that match for a fall or Halloween theme challenge is never a problem :) The image I used today originally had butterflies around her head & an in her hand, but I masked them out, and put a pumpkin in her hand instead.
By the looks of this pic, it looks as though I got carried away with the stickles, and I prob did, but the card itself looks fine !

So, are you feeling the fall colors????? Want to make a card and play with us over at Wags N Whiskers? They are giving away 1 FREE stamp of your choice to the winner of the challenge. but don't forget, in order to qualify for the prize, you have to use one of their images, either digi or rubber.

Well my friends, that is all for me today, my Brother & his wife are having their first baby and today is their Baby shower. I love Baby showers, especially when it is for my first niece or nephew......Yep, I am going to be a AUNTIE!!!!! I can't wait!!!! Well, I am off to get ready for the day. Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see your card over at Wags N Whiskers. Happy Creating!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hello Horus!!!!


Happy Friday!!!! I don't know about you, but I sure am glad it's Friday...PHEW.....What a week!!! This was my first week as a nursing student, and I am EXHAUSTED!!! Man, the reading alone is going to kill me (not really I hope). I have to admit, tis is n't going to be easy, but I know when it's all over and I graduate with my RN, I am going to be dancing a jig :)

Hehheheehe....This Horus image from The Stamping Bazaar by Marina Neira is So stinkin cute!!! It just makes me smile, and I have to tell you that I was smiling even more coloring this cutie. I feel so fortunate to be part of such a amazing team, with a completely talented artist. I just love it......

I hope you all ran over and ordered you Marvin the bat set. Man, was he cute!!!! And.....how about the new super sweet images.....Have you seen them????? Here's a peek!!

Louisa Lioness

Nancy with flowers

Susie with pie

Like I said, CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!!!!
Well, that is all for me today, my daughter is off to the Gym, and I must drive her. Thank ou for stopping by today. I hope you have a great weekend, and Happy Creating!!!