Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finally Finished!

Hello friends!  Okay, I know sometime last week, I did a post where I said I would post pictures of one of my cards when it was completed .. and I said "Give me a couple of days".  Yea, more like a week ... LOL!  I finally finished it the other day, thank goodness!  And here it is:




And this is the inside of the card when you look from the other side when opened:


And then, the last card I did with Anya on it, I kind of added a little more to her on the front.  Just a little wee bit and moved my sentiment over.  You know how sometimes you look at a card after a day or two, and you're like, "Hmmmm, it's just not right somehow."  Well, I do that A LOT!  LOL!  So, it's a very minor update to this card, but made me a little more comfy with it:



Alright friends!  Thank you for stopping by and seeing me!  Tell me what you think ... honestly!  And if you can offer me suggestions, please do so!  I'd be absolutely grateful!  :)

Have a wonderful day!
xoxo...Elise

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heart to Heart

Hi Friends!  Really quick post ... here's a card I'm entering for Stampin for the Weekend.  They provided a lovely sketch to follow!  I'm also entering this into Club Anya, which was to use the colors pink, blue, vanilla, and cocoa ... yummy!

Here's my card:


Thank you for visiting me!  I'm sorry to be so quick ...

The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm
Papers:  K&Co

Have a wonderful day!
xoxo...Elise

Monday, January 25, 2010

Live the Life You Have Imagined

Update:
Yipppeee!  I won at Simon Says Stamp for the Punch It card!  I could kiss everyone there, and kiss that Random Generator thingy!  lol!  Thank you to everyone at Simon Says Stamp ... I so appreciate this!

Hey friends!  Hope you all had a great Monday!  I've made the following card to enter into 4 different challenges listed below.  I'm not done with the entire card, as I've just made the front of it for now, but I'll post pics of the finished product later when I finish it (give me a few days ... LOL).  It's actually a tri fold card ... I think?  LOL!  Don't know what you'd call it, but I'll post the back of it when it's done.  :)

Here's the front:


The 4 Challenges are:

1.  Sketch Saturday - sketch
2.  Totally Gorjuss - dimension
3.  Simon Says Stamp - punch it!
4.  Quixotic Paperie - ink up an old stamp

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Gorjuss Girls
Paper:  K&Co
Punch:  Martha Stewart

Thank you for visiting me!  Have a great crafting day!
xoxo...Elise

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 27 - Sketch w/ Distressing


Hey Friends!  Hope everything is all well with you and you've enjoyed your weekend!  I made the following card to be entered into The Sugar Bowl Challenge 27 which was Kathy's beautiful sketch and include distressing.


The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Sugar Nellie
Papers:  MME, K&Co
Flowers:  Prima

Thank you for visiting me, and hope you have a fun day of crafting!
xoxo...Elise

Friday, January 22, 2010

Remember, Miracles Do Happen

Hi Friends!  The other day I read that Whiff of Joy was having a Guest Designer Call on Katharina's Blog!  Okay, this is a super long shot for me, but being that I totally Love Whiff of Joy, I wanted to give it a whirl!  What girl wouldn't be giddy with joy being a Guest Desinger for Whiff of Joy?!!!  That would be like a Birthday Gift every day!  :)

I made an easel card following Katharina's beautiful sketch and this is what I came up with:
And doing this post, I realized that this card's sentiment is perfect for this!  "Remember, Miracles Do Happen".  LOL ... yep, it would truly be a Miracle if I would be lucky enough to be a GD for Whiff of Joy!






Here's some information if you'd like to give it a whirl also!




The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Whiff of Joy
Papers:  K&Co

Thanks for visiting me!  Have an awesome day of crafting!
xoxo...Elise

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Roses on Paper Challenge 29 Winter Card

Hey Friends!  I've made this card for Roses On Paper Challenge 29 ... Brrrrr!  She asked for a Winter card, being that they have to buy the snow by the truckloads in Hawaii!  I too wish that Vegas would snow more often. 

It's only on rare occassions that we get snow down at our house, and I LOVE it when it snows .... so pretty and it seems like the entire sky glows (from all the Casino lights on the strip I guess?)  Not sure why!  :)


Well here is my Winter Card!  Hope you like it!

Stamp:  Belles n' Whistles
Paper:  MME

Thank you so much for visiting me!  :)
xoxo...Elise

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thank You!

Hi Friends!  Here's another Thank You card that I've done for 4 challenges listed below:


1.  Colour Create Challenge :  Challenge 36:  Kraft, Blue and White w/option of texture
2.  Friday Sketchers :  Sketch
3.  Stamp Something :  Color Combo Blue & White
4.  Just Magnolia :  Thank You Card

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  MME
Flowers:  Prima

I'm gonna keep this post short & sweet!  Thanks for visiting me and hope you all have a lovely day of crafting!
xoxo... Elise

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thank You Mom and Dad

Every year, my parents send me the most beautiful sentimental Birthday cards in the mail.  And every year their cards never fail to bring tears to my eyes.  And it's not just what comes pre-written in the card, but also what is written by them in the card. 

But would you like to hear something really funny?  It's my DAD who goes out to buy the cards!  LOL!  Usually it's the MOM's who goes out and picks the sweet ones, but for me ... it's my one and only DAD.  :)  I mean, I know it comes from BOTH of their hearts ... but I have to laugh when I think about my Dad in the Hallmark aisle browsing through cards and finding just the PERFECT one.  :)

Well, this is a card I've entered into Whiff of Joy Challenge using Jane's lovely sketch.  Thank you Jane for this sketch, and this card will go out in the mail to my one and only mom and dad.  :)


Let me share with you a card that they have so lovingly given me.  It says:

"For a Special Daughter"
You'll Always Have My Love

There are so many gifts
I want for you on your birthday ....

I'd like to give you the gift of wisdom,
but that's something
only the passing years can bring.

I'd like to give you the gift of success,
but that's something
that only has true value
if it is earned.

I'd like to give you the gift of happiness,
but the path that leads you there
is one you must find on your own.

But there is one gift
that I can give you today
that will always be with you -
and that's my love.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Now ... okay, to be honest, tears welling in my eyes is not even beginning to say how I cried.  To be truthful, I BAWLED like a little kid and my heart just melted.  LOL!
The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Whiff of Joy
Paper:  K&Co

Thank you so much for visiting me and taking the time to leave your sweet comments.  :)
xoxo...Elise

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's All About You Today!!!

Hey Sweet Friends!  Okay, "birthday" must have been in my sub-conscious when I started making this card last night, because TODAY is my b-day!  OMG ... I guess when you get older, you even forget your own birthday!  LOL!  I was reminded over and over again by loved ones sending their sweet wishes and a couple of my friends called yesterday to tell me they will be coming over to celebrate with me! 

Apparently, they told my hubby about this a couple of weeks ago, and was going to surprise me, but when yesterday came, they know I don't like surprises ... LOL ... so they called to let me know.  LOL!  (Well, I like surprises ... but I like to know when people are coming over so I can pick up all the toys and make the house a little more decent!)  LOL!

Anyhow, I've enjoyed making this card for the challenges listed below:




1.  Papertake Weekly :  Sketch
2.  Simon Says Stamp:  Shabby Chic
3.  Cute Card Thursday:  Pink and Grey

Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo...Elise

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Shopping Cures All Ailments for Club Anya and Friends

Hi Friends!  Club Anya and Friends is holding their weekly Monday Mania, and this week, they're asking for a masking card.  Okay, I've never ever done masking before, and was so scared to do it, but I was like, "What's the worse case scenario?  Just throw away the paper that you messed up!"  LOL! 

And they were asking to mask an Anya and Ian stamp because they make such a lovely couple ... and they most certainly do ... but I have NO Ian stamps!  Okay ... what's up with that?  I have to get with the program here.  LOL!

But further in the post, they said we could use 2 Anya's or whichever qualifying stamps if we didn't have an Ian.  Whew!  Thank Goodness .. cause I really wanted to play!  :)

So here is my card.  I used 2 Anya's and they're going SHOPPING!!!  Yayyy!  (Shopping for craft items!)  Super Yayyy!  LOL!


Hope you like it!  Thank you for visiting me!
xoxo ... Elise

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Way to Go Bonnie!!!!

Whoo hoo! My really good friend Bonnie won Crafting Life's Pieces Challenges for the month of December!  I am totally totally stoked for her!  She makes such amazing cards, albums, earrings, bracelets .... whew ... you name it, this chicko does it!  :)  She's an amazing woman, and a very sweet one at that!  WAY TO GO BONNIE!  :) 

Go and check out Bonnie's Blog!!!  There's lots of gorgeous things to inpire you!



Hugs,
Elise

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chocolatey ... yummy!

Hey Friends!  Hope you're all having a great time on this Friday night ... I like my time crafting while my son is asleep.  :) 

I'm entering this card into 4 awesome challenges listed below:


The Challenges are as follows:

1.  Crafting Life's Pieces : sketch
2.  Charisma Cardz : colors pink, brown, cream and toffee
3.  Simon Says Challenge :  hot chocolate
4.  Quixotic Paperie : hot chocolate

Okay, aren't these challenges just yummy?!  Makes you wanna go and heat up some hot cocoa huh?!

The Fun Stuff:

Stamp:  Gurlee Girl (Cocoa Girl)
Papers:  MME, DCWV

Thanks for visiting me!
xoxo...Elise

Inked Inspirations Valentine Blog Candy!

Okay ... can I hear a whoop whoop?!!!  (I know .. .that's soooo cheezy ... LOL)!  But, you will be whooping when you hear about Inked Inspirations Valentine Blog Candy!  Look at this amazing candy Jodi is offering one LUCKY LUCKY person!  Okay ladies, go get you kleenex's and wipe the drools off your computer desk ... I wiped mines at least a dozen times already.  LOL! 

Isn't this candy just so amazingly yummy?!  Mmmmmm.  Magnolia's latest collection ... DELICIOUS!!!!



Go and check it out!  Good Luck!  This is open until Jan. 25, 2010.  The winner will be chosen on Jan. 26th!!!
xoxo...Elise



Monday, January 4, 2010

Roses on Paper Challenge 28

Hi Friends!  I've made a card to enter into the Roses on Paper Challenge 28, which is to use your favorite medium.  For me, there's only one type of medium I know how to use ... LOL ... and it's Prismacolor Pencils.  I've tried other mediums, but ended up with a complete mess, so pencils it is!!!  And I must say, I do really enjoy using the pencils a lot!  :)

Here's my card:



The Fun Stuff:

Stamp:  Magnolia
Flowers:  Prima
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils


Thanks for stopping by to visit me!  Hope you have a great day!
xoxo...Elise

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Birthday Girl

Happy New Year Friends!  2010 ... whew!  I hope you all had a wonderful New Years Eve, and may 2010 be a wonderful one for all of you!

Well, I've been having lots of fun crafting, and I'm entering the following card into 3 challenges which I've listed below.


The Challenges are:

2.  Colour Create Challenge 35 :  Lemon and Lime with the option of spring or summer flowers
3.  Charisma Cardz : Celebrations

The Fun Stuff:

Image:  Faerie Art Song Stamps
Flowers:  Prima and misc
Papers:  MME, K & Co
Other:  Ranger glitter glue, gems, leaf punch, pearls

Thanks for taking the time to visit me!
xoxo...Elise