Thursday, October 16, 2014

Santa .. Stop Here!

Hey Ya's!  Are you all having a beautiful week so far?  I hope you are!  :)

I've made a card with one of Lili of the Valley's older images that will be discontinued ... *sniff sniff .. tears dripping* and she's called "Jenny Gifts Galore".  sigh .. I adore this little cutie bear .. why why why does she have to go?!  :(  There are LOADS of gorgeous LOTV images that will be retiring .. so grab your favorites now before they're gone forever.  :(

Then around her, I've used a couple images like that little snowman and the hanging hearts from "Set 79 Christmas Icons" .. I really love these little icons to add around.  :)







I've also used some lovely goodies from the Ribbon Girl Store such as:  Phoebe White Lace, Small White Lilies, White Baby's Satin Organza Flowers and Cheesecloth.

I've coloured this with distress reinkers, prisma pencils and watercolors.

Yup .. it's that time of year once again to get ready for the festivities .. sigh .. I LOVE IT!!!  It's such a WONDERFUL time of year!!!

Wishing you all a FABULOUS week and thank you so much for visiting me and I'd surely love to hear from you!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We Wish You a Merry Christmas ...

Hello!  I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

It's time for another Lovely Lili Ribbon Girl Challenge and this time it's "Add Lace" .. omgosh .. soooooo easy and fun!  There are so many gorgeous laces from the Ribbon Girl shop .. it's really difficult to choose what to put on just one card!  hehe!

The beautiful goodies that I'm so fortunate to use from the Ribbon Girl here on my card are:
White Church Window Guipure, Olive Green Cotton Lace, Organza White Baby's Breath, Red 15mm Roses, White Rose Buds, White Carnations, Cheesecloth and some Sticky Tape which is awesome!  I had wanted to use the 'Michele' White Guipure here somewhere .. but it did not fit to where I had in mind .. hmmmm .. next time!  ;)

For the image, I've used a bit of darling Lili of the Valley Images!  The main image is "Penguin Pals", then I've stamped some "Christmas Mini Icons from Set 79" and "Christmas Wishes from set 75" around it.  I really enjoy those little mini icons .. because you can create a little something extra around the images.  :)






Well, I sure do hope that you'll come and join in the fun at the Ribbon Girl Lovely Lili Challenge!  We'd love to see you there and as always .. there's BEAUTIFUL prizes!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, October 6, 2014

Wishing You A Magical Birthday ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!

Has the weather been nice where you're at?  It's still a bit warm here during the day hours .. but so nice and nippy in the early morning and late evening hours .. I love it!

Well, I've made a little Birthday Card using a pumpkin chipboard and dressed it up with some light Halloween colors.  On the front, I've a small manila envelope and used a cute Lili of the Valley Sentiment from Set 6.



I wish you all a wonderful week!  Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, October 3, 2014

LOTV Sale!!!

Hello there!  Hope you're all ready for a fun filled weekend!

And what better way to start off the weekend than by doing some shopping?!  LOL!  Lili of the Valley is having a big sale on their older stamps and you don't want to miss it!  Grab your favorites now before it's gone .. *sniff sniff* .. I so love them!





HAPPY SHOPPING TO YOU!!!  hehehehehe!  ;)

Big Hugs,
Elise

Friday, September 26, 2014

You've Been Mummified!

Hey Ya's!  Can you believe it's Friday already?!  The days keep going faster and faster right?!  hehe!

So, Halloween is definitely one of my most favorite holidays of the year .. who am I kidding .. I love all the holidays!  But Halloween is certainly up there .. where we love to decorate our home and enjoy the festivities.  My little Bodhi also loves it very much, and loves choosing scary things to put outside our home .. but then he gets scared to walk past it?  hahahaha!  Crazy kid!  ;)

Well, I made a mixed media Halloween canvas .. which I truly ENJOYED playing so much!  And here it is:

The spooky house, "creepy" banner, mummies, kitty, spider, spiderweb and gravestone are all Jolee stickers.  I created a textured background, painted it and such .. then placed the stickers where I wanted.  Then filled it up with things from my own stash like flowers, pearls, beads, frantage, wooden fence which I painted, cheesecloth that I sprayed ... 





  
Look at the lady mummy .. she has a cute little bat purse .. hahahahahah!  I hadn't noticed it until I took it out of the packaging!  :)

Well, thank you so very much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hello ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week!

The weather has been getting really nice in the mornings and nights for us .. so cool and comfortable .. Autumn has begun!  ;)  They already have pumpkins in the stores for sale .. to be honest .. I get excited every year to pick our pumpkins and decorate them.  hehe.

Well the DARLING new LOTV release is ready in the webstore!!!  :)  Today I've made a card that defies Autumn .. but I loved making it because I think Summer flew by too quick.  :)  This sweet little LOTV image is called "Annabel Camping" and I've lightly stamped around her with "Set 46 Background Bits".  Then I've also combined some lovely papers from "Snow Princess", "Shabby Shack" and "Timeless Victorian".





I've also used some of that beautiful white lace that a dear friend gave me .. thank you sweetie!



Please don't forget that you still have time to join in our LOTV Monthly Challenge .. this month is "Pretty Papers"!!!

I hope you'll have fun shopping for your favorite LOTV stamps .. FREE shipping on all stamps!!!   Incredible deal right?!!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lili of the Valley Blog Hop!!!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week!

Today we are having a Lili of the Valley Blog Hop featuring 6 new darlings that will be released Sept. 20th at the Leeds shop and then on Sept. 22nd online!!!  :)  So right now, you should have arrived from the gorgeous Dawny's Blog!

There will be TWO lucky winners who will receive the entire full set!!!  Wowwww!  The winners will be announced on the LOTV Inspirational Blog.

As always, all you need to do is hop from one blog to the other, and leave comments on each blog for your chance to win!  Here are the list of blogs in order:

Elise .. you are here  :)

For my card, I've used this adorable "Smoke Signal" and tried my best in an attempt to a sunset background along with floating hearts around the rising smoke clouds.






I hope you've been enjoying the hop so far!  Your next blog stop will be the Gorgeous Fleur!!!

Thank you so much for joining us and the BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!

See you soon!
Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful weekend!

It's time for a new Lovely Lili's Challenge over at the Ribbon Girl .. and this time it's "Use Flowers" .. how EASY is that?!!!!  ;)  

For my card I had the pleasure of using some yummy Ribbon Girl goodies such as:

I've used LOTV'S "Cheerleader" and also their "Country Meadow Papers".



I hope you'll come on over and join in on the fun at the Ribbon Girl!!  :)
Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Making Memories ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're having a beautiful week so far!

I have another card to show you using Lili of the Valley's "Bonfire" image which is ready for sale at LOTV's webstore along with the cutie "Halloween" stamp too!  :)

I made it verrrrrrry clean and simple .. and decided to put on a couple pearls at the last minute.  ;)  This image reminds me of how much I used to love camping and roughing in the outdoors when I was younger.  But if you ask me to go camping now .. I will insist on having a nice cabin with running water, beds, baths, kitchen, etc .. LOL!



I've coloured with Distress Reinkers, Prisma Pencils and Watercolor .. and of course outlined in white.  hehehehe!  :)

Please don't forget to visit my beautiful DT sisters on their personal blogs as well as on the LOTV Inspirational Blog to see their gorgeous creations!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek!!!

Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all starting off to a fabulous weekend!

Well .. the last time I did a post .. I mentioned that my family was coming into town to surprise Bodhi.  ;)  And this time, they all hid in one of the bathrooms that Bodhi goes in to wash his hands after school .. hehehe!  So when Bodhi opened the door to go into the bathroom .. my Dad jumped forward and said, "HIIIIIIIIII Bodhi!!!!!!!"  And whew ... the scream that came out of Bodhi's mouth .. omg .. it was HILARIOUS!  Once he realized who it was .. he was over the moon happy!  ;)

Well .. this story also goes perfectly with my card .. lol!  Lili of the Valley is having another darling release .. and I can't tell you how much I LOoOooOve Halloween!  So when I saw this image, I had the biggest smile!  This one is called "Halloween" and I've coloured it with Distress Reinkers, Prisma Pencils and Watercolors.






I've also been lucky to use some yummy goodies from the beautiful Ribbon Girl Store such as:

Please don't forget to visit all of my beautiful DT Sisters on their personal blogs as well as on the LOTV Inspirational Blog for their GORGEOUS sneak peeks!  And the LOTV Inspirational Blog has this too ....... !!!!!!


Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise