Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh Edwin!!!

*3/8/2010 Update:  I won at Roses on Paper!!!  Yayyy!  Thank you so much to ROP and the wonderful girls there!*

Hey Friends!  I don't know about you, but I find that male cards are so hard to make.  I am soooo tempted to put flowers on there just to liven it up a bit!  lol!  I think that's why I'm going nuts over girly stamps and such ... because I have a son, and in the past, I was only doing boy scrapbooking layouts.  Then when I got back into cardmaking in Sept 2009, I went completely crazy with the girly things!  And now I try to make something boyish and I'm like, "Derrrrrr..."  lol!!!

ANYWAY, I made this card for 3 challenges listed below, but first, here's my card:

I'm entering this into:
1.  Roses on Paper :  a card for men/boys
2.  Papertake Weekly :  sketch
3.  Quixotic Paperie :  one for the boys
Stamp:  Magnolia Edwin
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

If you have any suggestions on how you would have dressed up this card a bit more, please HELP me!  lol!  I would appreciate any suggestions!  :)  Thank you!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spring is Near

Hey Friends!  I hope you all had a great Monday to start off your week!!!

I decided to do something a little different than my easel cards that I've been enjoying so much.  lol!  But I'm pretty positive I'll go straight back to making those fun easels!  :)

Well, I haven't made one of my clear acrylic cards in such a long time, that I've decided to make one again.  I have to say ... I thouroughly enjoyed it!

I'm also entering this card into the 3 challenges listed below.

Here it is:

And this is the back of the acrylic card:

The challenges are:
1.  Whiff of Joy :  Swirls and Pearls  (I used swirls on the corners of my image, and pearl sprays and brads)
2.  Totally Gorjuss :  Flower Power
3.  Stamp Something :  Touch of Spring Somethings  (April Showers!!!)

The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Whiff of Joy - Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for visiting me!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sugar Bowl Sketch 29 - Tiets Sketch

Hi Friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I didn't really do anything much so this afternoon I took my little boy out for a drive.  Just a drive.  He loves to go for rides in the car, and sometimes he and I will just hop in the car and go for a spin just to be out of the house.

I remember growing up in Hawaii, and my dad would do that for us.  We'd just hop in the car, and head nowhere in particular ... just wherever the wheels takes us is where we went.  I loved it!  We'd take long drives out to the ocean where the roads were not paved, it was just rocks.  I'd sit in the back of the truck in the open with the salty wind just blowing ... I loved it! 

And once in awhile, I'd knock on the glass of the truck window and ask my dad to stop the truck so I could pick a wild flower (as long as it was nowhere near spiritual ground ... oh gosh ... we are soooo superstitous in Hawaii!  LOL!)  And I've found that I've carried those beliefs over with me to Vegas.  LOL!  I will not move a stone unless it is the stones I walk upon!!

Anyway ... how did I get off track here?!  Well, this is my card for The Sugar Bowl Sketch 29.  Thank you Tiet for such a lovely sketch!!!  We also had to include 3 flowers, 2 brads, and 1 button.  My button is under the ribbon.

Image:  Elisabeth Bell (Sugar Nellie)
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Hope you all have a great Monday!  Thank you so much for visiting me and taking the time to leave me such kind comments!  I appreciate it a lot!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thank you Michele!!!!

You can't imagine my heart pounding this morning when I woke up and checked my email to find that i won Michele's Blogiversary Candy!!!  My goodness!  And it's so intense because I know I can't really take my time to absorb it all in slowly .. since I know I have to get my son up to get him ready for preschool.  LOL!  So I'm like trying to hurry and do things like wake him up, get him dressed, so on and then fix his breakfast and what not ...

Then driving him to preschool I know I looked like such a goofball driving and smiling to myself!  Goodness!

Thank you so much Michele for your generous blog candy!  I so appreciate it, and seriously, am still pretty shocked by it!  I do hope you have many many more years of happy blogging!  :)

xoxo ... Elise

Quixotic Challenge #14

Hi Friends!  Hope you're all having a great week ... time flies so quick doesn't it?  I'm doing a quick post again, since it's 12:20am and I know I need to get to bed!!  I do love my night hours and staying up till 4 or 5 in the morning, but ever since my little one was born, I have to remember that I can't do that anymore.  LOL!  I used to love sleeping during the day and staying awake all night.  (Well, my work shift required me to do so, but even then ... I LOVED it!)

Anyhow, here's my card that I'm entering into Quixotic Paperie which is "Something For Mom".

Hope you all have a great Friday crafting day!

Stamp:  Anya from the Greeting Farm
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Thank you so much for visiting me again!  I always enjoy seeing my friendly faces, and of course, meeting new ones!  :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Arrows Full Of Love

Hey Friends!  I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Loooooove Day yesterday!!!  Are you all filled with sweet chocolates and candy?  :)

I'm entering this card into 6 Challenges listed below!

I added glitter to the flowers, Tilda's bow & arrows and parts of the image.

Here are the 6 lovely Challenges:

1.  Roses on Paper :  Colors Pink, Brown, Vanilla
2.  Simon Says Stamp :  Love
3.  Cute Card Thursday : In the Name of Love
4.  Just Magnolia : Love
5.  Totally Gorjuss :  Love
6.  The Pink Elephant :  Ribbon

What Fun Challenges!!!

The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Tilda Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co, Prima

Thanks for visiting me!  Hope you have a wonderful week!
xoxo ... Elise

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thank You!

Hi Friends!  I wanted to post this card and enter it into a challenge before sending it off to the UK!  I hardly ever use the color purple, and this was quite fun for me!  Come to think of it, I don't think I have very many purple designer papers!  Why?!  Hmmmm ... shall I have to go search for some?!  LOL!

Well, I'm entering this into Papertake Weekly Sketch #34.  Thank you for the lovely sketch!!!  Here's my card:

Thank you for stopping by to visit me!  As always, I enjoy your visits and your sweet thoughts!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sending You Love

Hi Friends!  I worked on this card today, and thought I'd make something a little different than what I'm used to.  I must say I rather enjoyed it!  The back of the card is tied together by a lace bow, which you can open up to see the inside.  I'm entering this card into the 3 challenges listed below:

Here are the 3 Challenges I'm entering this into:

1.  Crafting Life's Pieces :  Sketch (Thank You Chelsea for another awesome one!)
2.  Simon Says Stamp :  Photo Inspiration (a lovely photo of a rose)
3.  Creative Inspirations :  Pink and Cream  (Yummy!)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia Tilda
Papers:  K&Co
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me!  Your comments always leaves such a smile on my face!  Thanks!  :)
xoxo ... Elise

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 28 - Marlene's Sketch w/Lace

Hi Friends! Did you enjoy your Superbowl Night?!  I hope all of you got the results you were hoping for!  LOL!  My hubby had it on this afternoon before he left for work ... and I must say, I don't know what the heck he was talking about.  He was trying to explain to me some things, and as much as I try to concentrate on what he was saying ... I kinda just lost interest.  LOL!

Well, this next card is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge 28.  Marlene created an awesome sketch and we had to include Lace ... which is always a yummy thing!  Thank you for the sketch Marlene!  I had to rotate the sketch, since my image would fit better onto the card:

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sugar Nellie
Papers:  K&Co

Thanks for visiting me!  Hope you have a great day of crafting!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love and Hugs 5 Challenges

Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a great start to your weekend!  And for those of you that love football ... HAPPY SUPERBOWL weekend!  I hope the team you're rooting for wins!  I on the other hand ... don't watch football, so I'll root for whoever you want me to.  LOL!

I'm entering this next card into 5 challenges that I have listed below.  They mainly all deal with the concept of Valentines and Love.  And this is so perfect ... let me tell you quickly what my little 3 year old kept doing for me today.

I picked him up from preschool, and for some reason today, he was full of EXTRA love.  He kept telling me, "Hey mommy, listen ... I have something important to say."  I'd ask him, "What is it?"  He says,"I love you."  When we ate dinner, he says, "Mommy, let me feed you." 

 I borrowed my son's napkin and wiped my mouth (cause I was too lazy to go up and get one for myself ... LOL), and then my hubby used it also after me.  Then my little boy yells, "NO!  Daddy!  Don't use it!  Let Mommy!"  So my hubby rips it in half and keeps one for himself and gives the other half to my son.  Do you know what my little love bug did?  He says, "Here Mommy.  You can have my napkin."  Awwww!

Alright, that's my soft spot today, so on to my card and the challenges:

I'm entering this into:
1.  Roses On Paper : lovely sketch
2.  Stampin for the Weekend :  Valentines Themed
3.  Charisma Cardz :  Love
4.  Stamp Something :  Love Something

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Belles n Whistles Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  K&Co

Thank you for visiting me!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thank You Bonnie!

Hi Friends!  I received another award from another special friend Bonnie!  Thank you so much sweetheart, and I will wear this award proudly.  I am so touched that you've presented me with this!  If you've not visited Bonnie before, please do so!  Her creations are fabulous and you're in for a treat!!

Thank you Bonnie!!!  Many huuuuugs to you!
xoxo... Elise

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Passing on The Award ...

Hi Friends!  This morning I had a very sweet surprise from my dear friend Chelsea at Crafting Life's Pieces!  She presented me with a Kreativ Blogger Award which I am so honored to wear.  If you've not ever seen her blog, then you simply must!  It's a feast for your eyes and get ready to spend some time savoring it all in!

Thank you so much Chelsea for this lovely award, and I hope I'll do this correctly to pass it on!  :)

Here's the guidelines:
- Copy the award from my blog
-Link to the person who gave me the award
-Give 7 interesting facts about yourself
-Select 7 other blogs to present this to
-Link to their blogs

Alright, so 7 interesting facts about myself?!  LOL!!

1.  I'm a complete animal lover (Dogs are my most favorite!)
2.  I still keep in touch with 3 friends that I've known since I was 10 years old
3.  I loooove the quietness of the night
4.  If there was a Crafter's Addiction Group, I'd be knocking down the doors
5.  I love raw fish .... sashimi, sushi, poke (a Hawaiian side dish which consists of raw fish, seaweed, and spices)
6.  I still sometimes cry out of happiness when I look at my son (I have to make sure no one sees me!!!)  LOL!
7.  Lover of Starbucks "Venti Iced Decaf 5 pump Mocha with Whipcream" ... yummy!

Now I'm passing this on to 7 other blogging friends:

Thank you so much again Chelsea for thinking of me!  You've totally made my day ... again!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Baby Love

Hey Friends!  I finished an easel card today to enter into 2 challenges. 

The first one is for Simon Says Stamp which was for New Baby ... FUN!  (Aren't babies just the most precious lovlies?!  I love em'!!!  All the cute little chunks of legs and cheeks!)  I didn't have any baby stamps ... oddly enough.  So the image I used was the closest I had to having a child in it.  I know they said we could make anything New Baby (it didn't have to be a card) ... but I'm not THAT creative to whip up something in my head quickly.  LOL!  So now I'm thinking ... hmmm ... maybe it's time for me to get at least one baby stamp?!  It's nice to have!

The second challenge is for Cute Card Thursday which was Blooming Gorgeous!  Use lots of flowers on your creation ... stamps, flowers, fabric ... FUN!

Okay, here's my card:

The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Sugar Nellie
Paper:  MME
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils
Other:  Prima flowers, MS punches, pearls, dew drops

Thank you for visiting me!  Oh, and this afternoon I had my blog up on the computer when I was playing with this card, and my hubby comes walking in to hop on the computer and I quickly had to say, "Uhhhh, excuse me for a second."  And I quickly closed out my blog!  LOL!  If you read my last post ... you'll know why!  LOL!

Have a great day!

Poppet's Candy! OMG! And some Eye Candy This Morning!

Hi Friends! I wanted to share my excitement with you this morning ... I got soooo lucky and won Poppet's Candy! OMG! Now, let me tell you, when you see something like that first thing in the morning ... your heart really has a jumpstart on the day! I mean, my heart was pounding as if I did an hour workout or something! LOL!  Here's the lovely candy Poppet has graciously offered!  Thank you soooo much Pops!  I appreciate it so much and I'm excited to play with these!

Just a note:  she has another fantastic candy giveaway again!  Head on over to Poppet's, and give it a go!  Her new candy is fabulous again!  :)

Alright, now I figure, there's some things in my life that happens that I find so funny, and I wish I had a friend right beside me when it happens.  But I don't ... everytime something funny happens, I usually am alone, or it's because my son does something funny, or my hubby is with me (but sometimes it's just funnier when you have a girlfriend with you ... don't you agree?!)

Well, from now on, I think whenever I do a post, I'll try to think of something that happened that hopefully will make you smile or giggle so you can share in the laughter with me.  :)

Okay, so this morning, after I dropped my little sweetheart off to preschool (he only goes twice a week), I headed on over for my usual Starbucks (Iced Mocha with Whipcream ... yummm!)  As I'm waiting in the drive through lane, I see an eye candy (yes, a guy ... LOL), who is walking across the parking lot with his cup of coffee. 

Now normally, I don't stare at guys, a lot of times I just look and nothing registers with me because I'm too busy or tired or I'll look for half a second and that's it.  "Oh, he's hot  ..."  whatever, nothing more to it.  But this guy this morning, OMG, okay, I could have burned a hole through my car window, because I couldn't STOP staring at this lovely creature!  (No, he couldn't see me ... thank goodness).  He just glided across the parking lot like ... like ... TORTURING me!  LOL!  Then I reach the drive through window, and the cashier was a guy ... totally HOT! 

Okay, I had to wonder, "What the heck is wrong with my eyeballs this morning?  Why are all the guys I'm seeing SMOKIN' hot?!"  Gosh, I wish I had a girlfriend in the car with me this morning ... would have been fun to share some laughter.

Well, hope you enjoyed this bit of fun!  Have a wonderful crafting day!  Thank you for visiting me!