Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another Surprise to Share!!!

Hey Friends!!!  Well, I have another surprise for you and very exciting news at that!  I am also on the The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog!  Yahooo! Can you hear me shouting on my rooftop?!  lol!  I'm so honored to be working alongside some very talented and wonderful crafters!  I can't wait!!!  And must I say?  All the girls there are 100% sugar sweet!

AAAAND!  To top things off, The Beary Scrap design team blog will be having "Beary Sweet Challenges" on the 1st and the 15th of every month!  Now how much fun is that to look forward to?!  Please click here for all the details and information.  I do hope you'll join us for tons of fun!!! 

And don't forget that The Beary Scrap is also giving away YUMMY candy!!!  Look on my sidebar or click on any of the above links to enter!  Kimm, who is the owner/designer of The Beary Scrap also has a fabulous store you can shop at here!  From lovely papers, to prima flowers, to Magnolia rubber stamps .... she has a wide variety of items to drool over.  And I HAVE to STRESS this point:
You will have your items shipped like lightning ... quick as a flash!

Well, thank you so much for visiting with me and enjoying this exciting news with me!  Wahoooo!  Hope you all have a wonderful night!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kick up Your Heels!

Hey Friends!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend and Happy Monday to all of you!  It's been awhile since I posted a card on my blog huh?!  What's up with that?!  LOL!  Well, I have some cards coming up in the next week and another surprise that I'll be sharing soon!  :)

Anyway, I made this card for a few challenges listed below.  This little Tilda looks so cute, kickin' up her heels, getting ready to celebrate, or going out on a long awaited date, or getting together with her best gals for a night of talking and laughing ... I made this into a Birthday card for one of the challenges!  :)

I've put a pull out tag behind Tilda:

I'm entering this into:
1.  A Spoon Full of Sugar :  Happy Birthday
2.  Simon Says Stamp : Things with Wings
3.  Friday Sketchers :  Sketch (thank you for the wonderful sketch!!!  Love it!)
4.  Just Magnolia : Anything Goes

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Thank you for visiting me and hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Most Wonderful Treat!

Hey Friends!  I am soooo excited to share with you some most wonderful news!  I am a Design Team Member for CLP Challenge Blog:
Wahoooo!  I have been a lover of Chelsea's work ever since I found her in blogland ... she's not only one of the most talented crafters I know, but also one of the sweetest too! 

I've also visited my fellow Dt's members (which you can find on my sidebar also), and wow wow wow!  Are you in for a treat!  I am truly HONORED to be working alongside such WONDERFUL and TALENTED crafters!

I hope you will all come in and play with us at CLP Challenges and enjoy yourselves!  It's all about having a GREAT FUN time and making new and wonderful friends!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Beary Scrap Blog Candy!

Hey Friends!  I wanted to let you in on a BIG treat!  The Beary Scrap Design Team Blog is having a FABULOUS candy giveaway that you don't want to miss!  Just look at all these GORGEOUS goodies that you could win!  What are you waiting for?  Click here and give it a whirl!  You may be the lucky girl (or guy)!!!  Imagine the possibilities you could do with this candy!!

Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Winner of My Blog Candy!!!

Thank you to all of you who entered into my Blog Candy!  I wish I could send out a package to each and every one of you!!!  You're all so awesome!

I did the Random Generator thingy, and just copied and pasted the results.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2010-04-18 07:07:28 UTC

"Winner winner chicken dinner!"  That would be Iris from Paper Crafting in Cocoa!  :)  Congratulations love!  Please email me your address so I can send these out to you! 

Thank you all again for playing along in my candy!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Return from Disneyland

Hey all!  Hope you all had a wonderful week!  Last night we returned from the happiest place on Earth ... Disneyland!  Gosh it was WONDERFUL!!!  I was a bit sick with a cold, but luckily my hubby and little guy was feeling healthy ... thank goodness!  :)  We did as much as we could cram in, and had a BLAST!

My little guy loved it all!  What is not to love at Disneyland?  It truly is a magical place.  My little guy loved the rollercoasters, the Pirates of the Caribbean, the rocket rides ... and he kept asking over and over to play with the guns.  (I'll show you a pic).  What's with the guns?!  He can barely even see over the counter at what he's shooting, but he absolutely loved it ... WHY?  I have no clue.

Well, here's some pics, and hopefully they will bring back some wonderful memories for all of you that have visited there.  And for those of you who have not ... I hope one day soon you will have a chance to go and make some lovely memories.  :)

Quick stop at Starbucks before heading off to Disneyland.  Little guy is pretty stoked and ready.  Yea, sometimes he gives this little crooked smile ... LOL!

My little guy is so happy to be with Mickey!

Look at all that sweetness ... and the candy too!  hehe!  As you can tell by his hair, it was pretty windy and it was pretty cold there too!

Interactive room, and if you look closely at all the seats ... the ADULTS have taken over the games!  lol!

My little guy finally has a chance to play with the book ... an adult finally got off!  LOL!

These are the guns I was talking about.  See?  He can barely peek over the counter!  Hubby and son having fun though!

It's all about the smiles and making em' happy

Looks like hubby is having more fun than my son.  :)

Hubby and son got to pet this BEAUTIFUL horse!

Alright!  Thanks for visiting me and I'll see ya back hopefully soon!

My Blog Candy

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Hi Friends!  It seems that there is Blog Candy everywhere, and I've met some really wonderful lovely crafters out there!  As a way of sharing, I'd love to offer my first blog candy!  I've put together a little goodie bag and here it is:

This includes:
1 - Whiff of Joy Musing Melinda Stamp
24 - 12x12 Prima Nursery Tales Paper (Do you notice the Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland?)  I LOVE Alice in Wonderland!!!!
Assortment of Flowers, Fabric Flowers, Gem Centers, Ribbon, Lace

What I'd like you to do:
1.  Follow my blog if you'd like to ... I'd be ecstatic if you did!  :)
2.  Put this candy on your sidebar with a link back to my blog
3.  Enter ONE comment in this candy posting

This candy will be open until midnight April 17, 2010.  One random winner will be chosen thereafter!  As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

See You All Soon!

Hey Friends!  Hope you're all having a wonderful Sunday!  I'm going to be leaving town tomorrow morning until the end of this week for a mini vacation with the family.  Yayyy!  And when I get back, I will announce the winner of my Blog Candy!!

Hope you all have a fabulous week full of fun crafting and I can't wait to see what all of you have been up to!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sweet Blogger Award

Hey Friends!  Today my sweet dear friend Bonnie presented me with such a lovely award!  I was tickled pink that she thought of me and so honored to be given such a pretty award to place on my blog.  Thank you so very much Bonnie ... with all my heart ... I am hugging you to pieces! 

If you've not visited Bonnie's blog before ... you simply must!  She has soooo many lovely creations to feast upon and admire!  And the embellies that she uses ... sigh ... BEAUTIFUL!!!  Always something to get your creative juices flowing again!  Thank you Sweet Bons!

Now this is a gift from me to all of you as you've all been so kind and super duper sweet to me.  Please take this award and place it on your blog from me to you ... I'd love for you to have it!  :)  Don't be shy ... please accept it!  I'd be here forever in a day listing everyone ... so since I'm a lazy a$$ ... lol ... I want to do it the easy way.  :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!
xoxo ... Elise

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The SugarBowl Challenge #32

Hey Friends!  Hope you're all having a wonderful week so far!  I made this card for The SugarBowl Challenge #32 - Sketch by You.  We got to choose a sketch from their library that we wanted to use ... how fun is that?!  I loved the idea, especially since I've been aching to use this precious Sugar Nellie stamp for sooo long now!

So I chose to work with the sketch from Challenge #15!  :)

Now, I'm finally getting round to using my Martha Stewart punches a bit more, and I've been put under such "peer pressure" from my sweet friend Shirley.  lol!  She uses all kinds of MS punches and nesties ... so .... I had to go and buy myself more MS punches, and *gasp*, I finally took the plunge and ordered some nesties!  Naughty Naughty Shirley ... you're very persuasive!  LOL!!!

Well, here is my very simple card, the image is big enough to where you really can't layer too many papers and have it seen:

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

Have a wonderful hump day tomorrow!  (Tomorrow is Wednesday ... therefore the "hump" day.  Get your minds out of the gutter!)  LOL!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Birthday

Update:  Okay, I posted hopefully better pics that are a bit less yellow (I think)  lol!  AND!  I forgot to mention ... what a total goofball I am .. that this super duper sweet image was the stamp Stephanne sent to me in her HUGE goodie bag?!  Remember that sweet goodie bag?  Sooo delicious!  I couldn't wait to ink this little cutie up ... Thank you soooo much Stephanne!!!  :)

Hey Friends!  Well, if you notice, my posts are kinda slowing down a little ... hmmmm ... ever since Edward, I've been feeling a bit unmotivated.  As you already know, I'm in love with a vampire that doesn't exist.  lol!   So, I put him up on my computer background as my wallpaper.  My little 3 year old boy asked me very seriously, "Mommy, who is that?!"  And I told him as honestly as I could, "Hmmm, well baby.  That's mommy's future boyfriend.  And he's soooo HOT!"  lol .. honest huh?!

Well, the very next day, I came out of the shower to a not so happy hubby.  He told me, "Nice thing to teach our son.  He went to play games on the computer and told me, 'Daddy, he's soooo HOT!"  LMAO!!!!!

Oh well, hubby's just going to have to learn how to deal with a vampire in my life.  lol!  But of course my main man in my life is my little guy ... always will be.  :)

Alright enought chit chat, I have to hurry to meet the deadline of one of the challenges.  I'm like cutting it really close ... what is WRONG with me?!!!  lol!

So here is my card that I've made:

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Roses on Paper :  Punch It
CLP Challenge Blog : another lovely sketch
Simon Says Stamp : It's so Distressing
Just Magnolia : Fold It
Stampin for the Weekend :  Ribbons and Bows
Papertake Weekly :  Open Theme

And some of the flowers on my card, and both of the beautiful charms used here, were sent to me by the lovely Stephanne!!!  Thank you so much Stephanne!  I sooo love them!  I would rather have hogged all of the goodies for myself, BUT, I thought, "uhhh, I better use them and make someone else happy too!"  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me such sweetness!  Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
xoxo .. Elise