Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Crafting Life's Pieces DT Call!!!

Hey Friends!  I have some exciting news to share with all of you!  My very sweet friend Chelsea from Crafting Life's Pieces is looking for 8 new DT members for her new CLP Challenge Blog!!!  This is an amazing opportunity for everyone who loves to craft .. and you KNOW we all do!!!  lol! 

Now if you've never seen Chelsea's work, you simply must take the time to go there and enjoy your eyeballs!  You are in for a spectacular treat!!  Talk about details ... this girl does it all!

Click here to go to Crafting Life's Pieces.
Click here to go to her new Challenge Blog.
Visit both and you will find more details on there for the DT call!  You have LOTS of time to enter in for this!

Have FUN and spread the word!
Thank you for visiting me!
xoxo .. Elise

Whiff of Joy Challenge #72 - Bev's Sketch

Hey Friends!  It's in the wee hours of the night, it's a little past midnight, so I will cut this short as I have to get up early with my rooster ... (my little son ... lol!). 

I'm entering this card into Whiff of Joy Challenge #72.  Thank you so much Bev for giving such a lovely sketch to play with!  I enjoyed it truly!

Here is my card:

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Whiff of Joy (Elisabeth Bell)
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Color Pencils

Thank you so much for visiting me!  Your comments totally make my day shine even brighter!
xoxo ... Elise

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Joy Fold Card

Hey Friends!  Hope you all had a lovely weekend!  Easter is right around the corner, which reminds me I have to buy my little guy a basket to go egg hunting.  :) 

Last year, I had bought some of those plastic eggs to hide from him, and he loved looking for them.  Then he wanted to hide the eggs from me, so I let him.  And he's sooo silly.  He'd "hide" them where they were all VISIBLE ... like ... just sit them on the table in front of me.  lol!  So, I'd pretend like I didn't see them and say, "Hmmmm, now where did you hide those eggs?"  And he's point to the eggs and giggle his butt off and say, "Right there!  Right there mommy!"  lol!

Aren't little kids the funniest things in the world?!  The pureness of them just makes you sit and want to absorb it all in again.

Well, I'm entering the following card into Fussy and Fancy Challenge 7, which is Easter themed.

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sugar Nellie (Elisabeth Bell)
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Hope you all have a great Monday and thank you for visiting me with such kind comments!  :)
xoxo ... Elise

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #23

Hi Friends!  Hope you're all having a great weekend!  Today I finally went to give my hair a "trim", and my hairdresser did more than just a "trim".  She was a bit happy with the scissors, and cut my hair all the up to my COLLARBONE!!!  We were so busy yapping about movies and shows, and she just kept snipping away with the scissors ... and yep ... she must've cut about 6 inches off my hair!

Well, it's just hair, and it'll grow back to where I'd like it to be in about 5 YEARS!!!!  LOL!  I'm kidding!  I love my hairdresser, she rocks!

Anyway, I made the following card for Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #23!  Thank you so much Chelsea for another BEAUTIFUL sketch!  If you've not visited Chelsea's blog, you simply must!  Her creations are simply amazing and inspirational and you're in for a real eye candy TREAT!

The Fun Stuff:
Stamp:  Kisses Girl by Gurlee Girl
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Thank you for visiting me!!  I'm going to put on my lovely Edward and try to craft at the same time ... is it possible to get any crafting done?  We'll see ...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Lovely Gift from Stephanne

Hi Friends!  Well, I have something beautiful to share with you ... something that I received in the mail today that made me giddy with delight!  Stephanne surprised me by telling me I was her 100th follower and asked me to pick a stamp I'd like (which I chose Tilda with a Spoon), but she sent me an entire package full of lovely goodies!  I tell you ... it was like a big Birthday gift!  Just look at everything she put in here!!  I can't stop gawking at these delightful treats!

But the most precious in the package was a STUNNING card that she made for me (which is in my crafting room sitting on my computer desk)!  I've seen her cards on her inspiring blog before, and have always thought they were GORGEOUS!  But to actually hold one of her creations in my hands, and get to see it in person ... whew!  Let me tell you ... truly took my breath away!  I just wish I could capture the beauty of this card in a photo!

You HAVE to go and visit her blog here!  You'll spend quite a bit of time there gazing at everything ... just remember to pick your jaws off the floor every so often and remind yourself to blink your eyes!  :)  Oh and just a little tidbit of info on Stephanne ... she's a riot!  Go visit her and when you read her posts ... she'll make you giggle your butt off!

Now look at this!!!  Look at this card!!

Isn't this fantabulous?!!!  With all my heart ... Thank you sooo very very much Stephanne!  I absolutely positively LOVE everything you've so graciously given me!  Truly!

Big Hugs,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pink Spring Ladybug Tilda

Hey Friends!  Hope you're all having a great week!  I am, but rather unproductive as I've been rather naughty.  I just bought my New Moon DVD on Saturday, and have neglected my crafting big time!!  Have you seen the movie?!  Oh let me tell you, if I could plaster Edward all over my blog, I would ... he's such a total hottie!!  Those eyes, those lips, that shy smile, that tantalizing voice .... sigh

ALRIGHT then!  Off track for a moment, but will hop back on the path right now.  LOL!  I've made another clear card for a few challenges listed below.  Here's my card:

The challenges I'm entering this into are:

1.  Magnolia-licious Highlites :  Spring theme with acetate
2.  Simon Says Stamp :  Easter or Spring with some Bling  (I've used glimmer mist on all flowers which are impossible to see in the pictures, and also stickles on Tilda)
3.  Stamp Something :  Distressing

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia stamp
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils

Thank you for visiting me and always leaving me such sweetness!  Hope you have a wonderful crafting day!

Guest DT card for Digital Delights!

Hey Friends!  The other week I was very tickled pink and honored to have been chosen by the Delightful Sketches team to be a Guest DT on Digital Delights by Louby Loo!  For my Guest DT card, I've used one of their digital images, and I chose Lara Ladybug.  Isn't she just so darn cute?!  Who can resist this little cutie patootie?!  I put stickles on her spots to give her a little blingity bling.  :) 

Here is my card and don't forget to play along at Delightful Sketches!  They have a wonderful group of sweet ladies with tons of talent!

The Fun Stuff:
Digital Image:  Lara Ladybug by Digital Delights
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Thanks for visiting me!  Hope you have a wonderful crafting day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bouquet of Wishes

Hey Friends!  Hope you're off to a great weekend!  I've managed to finish a card and actually post it all in one day ... GASP!  :)  Today was one of the days of the week that my little guy goes to preschool, so that's how I managed this!  lol!

Well, I've made this card for the challenges listed below and also for Whiff of Joy's Guest DT call!  If you have time, I do hope you'll give it a whirl also!  Here's the link for more information.

And here is the card that I've made:

Here's the Challenges and also the Guest DT recipe:

1.  Whiff of Joy :  Guest DT use 1 cardstock, 2 DP's, 1 ribbon & 1 button
2.  Whiff of Joy :  Easel Card
3.  Stamp Something :  Distressing
4.  Totally Gorjuss :  Ribbon

The Fun Stuff:

Image:  Whiff of Joy - Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Primacolor Pencils

Thank you for visiting me and always making my day shine even brighter!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sweet Sping!

*Update: I won Birdie Love Stamp Kit from Whiff of Joy!!!  Yayyy!  I'm so super ecstatic about this!  Have you seen these?!  They're precious!  Thank you so much to Debbie and everyone at Whiff of Joy ... I truly appreciate your generosity!  I'm excited to play with these lovelies!*

Hi Friends!  Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!  I'm going to keep this post quite short since it's a little past midnight again ... lol .. and I need to get to bed since my little one will be full of energy by 7am or so in the morning!  :)

I made this card to enter into the following challenges below:

The challenges are:
1.  Whiff of Joy :  Sketch
2.  Paper Sundaes :  Mulit-fold Easter or Spring card
3.  The Pink Elephant :  Anything Spring

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

Thank you so much for visiting me!  Hope you have a great Tuesday! 

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Card From Scrapmumur all the way from France!

Hi Friends!  I wanted to share with you something that a wonderful crafter has shared with me!  I was so excited to have received a card from Mumur!  If you've not visited her blog before, you simply must!  She has tons of delicious cards for your eyes!

She sent me this card that she made for me all the way from FRANCE!!!  How COOL is that?!  I always adore and love her use of colors and the way she places everything on her papers along with the use of ephemera. 

Here's the card she made which I have on my desk in my crafting room:

Isn't it GORGEOUS?!  I absolutely LOVE it!!!!  Thank you Mumur for totally making my day!  :)


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Easter!!

Hi Friends!  I saw a new type of card fold that I knew I must try!  You can find a tutorial here.  It's from Whiff of Joy's Inspirations and Tutorials.  And I must say, I think this fold may be my new fave!!  uh-oh ... here I go with my fave's ... I'll make this fold for 3 months!  lol!

Anyway, I made my card for the following challenges listed below.  The "sky" in the back of Tilda is actually alcohol inks!  :)

The challenges are:
1.  Roses on Paper :  Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's Way!
2.  Paper Sundaes :  colors Crystal Blue, Hollyhock, & Sweet Leaf
3.  Delightful Sketches :  Kids
4.  Cute Card Thursday :  Celebrations

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia Stamp
Paper:  K&Co
Mediums:  Prismacolor Pencils, Alcohol Inks

Thanks for visiting me and always making my day!  :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Summer's Challenge!!!!

Alright!  I must say that Summer from Belles n Whistles Stamps has put out a very very fun and interesting challenge, which cannot be refused! Belles 'n Whistles is coming out with a new release soon, and Summer is TEASING all of us with little itty bitty tidbits of the new stamps!  lol!  So, she's giving away such a generous prize to 2 lucky people!!  The challenge is to take a picture of where your Belles 'n Whistles stamp resides.  :)  I love it!

Okay, for me, I live in Las Vegas Nevada.  I thought it would be such a cool idea to take a pic at night with my stamp against the Las Vegas strip lights.  I still think it's a cool idea!  I live quite aways from the strip, so I'd just probably go up the road and from here, I can see almost the entire strip.  BUT!  Knowing Las Vegas people and the crazy drivers they are, I don't want to be parked on the side of the road and some Looney bin runs me over!  lol!

Soooo, I opted for a much safer approach.  lol!!!  I took a pic of my lovely "Beary Big Hugs" in my own backyard.  We have 2 blossoming plum trees in the back, and I love when spring is nearing because they put out such pretty flowers that remind me of Japanese Cherry Blossoms. 

Now, I don't know if my neighbors in the back of our home was watching me or not, but if they were, ... they were probably saying, "What the HECK is she doing?!"  lol.  And, while I was taking the pictures, the poor little birds were screaming at me, "Hurry up so we can go back to our tree!"  AND, on top of wondering what my neighbors must think, and the birds chirping at me, I had BUZZING BEES somewhere in there with their constant, "hummmmm".  LOL!!!  I must say, I totally loved this challenge!  :)  Something new and different!

Alright, there's my story  (lol) , and here's the pics of my cutie pie with our blossoming plum tree:

Can you see her?

Just a little closer:

THERE'S my cutie pie!

Thank you so much Summer for this truly delightful challenge!  I sooo enjoyed this!  :)

And for everyone else, head on over to Belles 'n Whistles and give it a whirl!
Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo ... Elise

Monday, March 8, 2010

The SugarBowl Challenge 30 - Kathy's Sketch

Hi Friends!  Happy Monday to you!  Wow, weeks are just whizzing by, it's a wonder I don't have whiplash.  lol!  I made the following card for The SugarBowl Challenge 30 - Kathy's Sketch, with the theme of Shabby Chic.  Thank you so much Kathy for presenting such a lovely sketch to go along with a theme I love!  And what gorgeous inspiration from all the DT's!  Wow wow wow!

Here is my card:

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sugar Nellie (Elisabeth Bell)
Paper:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such kind comments!  :)  I always appreciate all of your visits!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thinking of You

*Update 3/10/2010:  Made it in the TOP 3 at Whiff of Joy!!!  Yayyy!  My first ever!* 
Ooooh Look at this Beautiful Blinkie!  I Love it!  Super Cool!  Thank you so much to everyone atWhiff of Joy!  You've totally ROCKED my day!  :)

Hi Friends!  I'll cut this post short since my last post was a chapter ... lol!  I made this card to enter into 3 Challenges listed below.

Oh!  And I'm offering this stamp (well, not THIS stamp, but an extra one that I had lol!), as a part of my ongoing candy!

The Challenges are:
1.  Whiff of Joy :  Coffee & Cream
2.  Stampin for the Weekend :  Monochromatic
3.  Stamp Something :  Girly

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Elisabeth Bell Whiff of Joy
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Thank you for visiting me and leaving me sweetness!  I always appreciate the smiles you give me!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lucky To Have You

*Update March 7:  I was the random winner for Paper Sundaes!  Thank you so much girls for totally making my day!  I so appreciate this!*

Hey Friends!  Hope you're all having a great week!  My week has been pretty good, and the other night I came across something that really hit home big time.  While I do my crafting, I play my Yahoo music video playlist most of the time.  And I found this video by Colbie Caillat ... I really think I like her music now!  Well, this video I found is called "The Little Things".

It takes place on the island of Kauai, and although I am originally from the Big Island, the scenery in the video reminded me of back home.  Exactly like home.  Oh how my heart just ached.  But it was not just the scenery that did something to me.  It was the things she did in the video that made me reminisce of me growing up back home.

Having a cookout in the backyard with the wooden fence with tons of friends and family, and everyone is just yippity yapping and using their fingers to eat!  LOL!  But most of all ... the times where she is with her girlfriends having fun swimming.  Oh gosh.  To do all of those things again without a care in the world again.  Our beaches in Hilo were not sandy at all.  It was ROCK.  lol.  So, I'd take off my slippers and walk barefoot along the jagged rocks.  (You're less likely to slip and fall if you're barefoot).  And I guess because I was so used to walking barefoot on jagged rocks, my feet never hurt.  And when you sunbathed, you'd have to find the SMOOTHEST rock you could find to lay on.  lol!!!

Anyway, thought I'd share that with you, and therefore, this card that I'm entering into the following challenges is what I'd look like if I ever got to go home to visit.  I'd be so happy to embrace and hold my loved ones and friends one by one so close in a tight hug!!!

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

1. Paper Sundaes :  Sketch
2.  Pile It On :  Lucky Me
3.  Rosie D's :  Friendship
4.  Simon Says Stamp :  Mother's Day/Girly
5.  Creative Inspirations :  Lace, Pins, & Pearls

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Elisabeth Bell (Ladybug & Friends)
Paper:  K&Co
Medium:  Prismacolor pencils

Thank you for visiting me and bearing with my long post!  lol!  Have a great crafting day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Let's Party!

Hi Friends!  Well, it seems as if the anticipation of Alice in Wonderland is building to a climax!  I myself, LOVE Alice in Wonderland and I'm pretty excited about this new movie!  Therefore, I just had to purchase a digi stamp with a sexy Alice, and this was the first digi I've colored.  Must say ... I enjoyed it!!  I was worried about the ink smearing .. but .. it's all GOOD!  No smearing what so ever!

Well, I decided to make a different style card than most of my others, so I made an easel card.  LOL!!!!  Okay, I'm addicted to easel cards ... I can't help it!!  ANYWAY, I'm entering the following card into 3 challenges listed below, but first, here's my card:

I know the background papers look more green, but in person, it's actually more bluish with hints of green on the edges.  And these are a couple of the papers that I have in my blog candy up for grabs.

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

1.  Friday Sketchers :  sketch
2.  Simon Says Stamp :  vintage with flowers
3.  Cute Card Thursday :  ribbon - tastic

The Fun Stuff:

Digi Image:  Sassy Studio Designs
Paper:  Prima
Medium:  Prismacolor Pencils

Thanks for stopping by to visit me and leaving such kind comments that make my day!  :)