Thursday, July 29, 2010

Always in My Thoughts

Hey Friends!  Well, the week is winding down, are you doing anything special this weekend?  I think for us, if the weather keeps up being as hot as it is, we'll just try to stay indoors as much as possible!  My gosh, it's sooooo freakishly hot here ... either that, or my tolerance to heat is getting very thin.  lol!

Anyway, I've made a card using A Child's Prayer from
Belles 'n Whistles.  (Now you see what Blogger is doing to me?!!!  I can't do more than one link per line!!!  Argggh!  Are any of you having these problems as well?  Or am I just one of those "lucky" people who is "one in a million"?  LOL!)

Okay, so back to my card ... here it is:





I sure love her .. as I do all the other Belles 'n Whistles stamps!!!  And please don't forget to join us this week in our Monochromatic Coloring Challenge!  If you're not too familiar with monochromatic coloring, by all means, please check out our most talented and super sweet DT's and GDT's work here!  These girls will so inspire you!

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  A Child's Prayer from Belles 'n Whistles designed by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  Basic Grey
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Thank you sooo much for visiting me!  And I hope wherever you are ... you're staying cool in this hot hot summer weather!  Have a most wonderful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Christmas in July

*Update*  Wahooo!  I made top 5 at Stamp Something Challenge!  Thank you so much ladies!  It's such an honor!!!!  :)

Hi Friends!  Happy Wednesday to all of you!  Well, this week at the Beary Scrap blog, we're having Christmas in July!  OMG .. can you believe Christmas is coming up in 5 months?  Whew, unbelievable!!!

Here's my Christmas in July card:


I am also entering this card into:
1.  Friday Sketchers : Sketch
2.  Stamptacular Sunday :  Christmas in July
3.  Stamp Something  Something Flowery
4.  Wild Orchid Crafts :  Lace (mines is behind the velvet red ribbon)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers: K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils
Other:  Mulberry Rose Buds and other Mulberry Flowers,  Distress InkStickles Glue,
 Flocking Powder, Kaisercraft Pearls

Don't forget you still have a few more days to join in on our sketch challenge!  Hope to see you there!

Thank you so much for visiting me and enjoy the rest of your week!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heart Full of Hugs

Hello!  Hope you are all having a great Wednesday!  As you already know from the lovely Susan, this week at The Beary Scrap blog, we are using the colors Pink, Yellow and Brown!  I love it!!!

I decided to made a gatefold card, and halfway through it, I'm deciding to do extra things to it, and *ahem*, I'm still not completely done with it!  lol!!!  But, I've enjoyed doing this tremendously, since I've not done a gatefold card in a long long time!  :)

And I decided to use an Easter Magnolia stamp ... which in my opinion, can be used for almost anything at all!  Tilda looks like she's thoroughly enjoying her company with this little baby lamb, and I think it can be interpreted in any way you'd like.  For me ... a sign of friendship and hugs!!  :)  Don't you hold a friendship with both hands and treasure it dearly?!  Yes, you most certainly do .. just like Tilda is holding her little dear friend here!  :)




Yes, going through making this card, I thought "Hey, why not put a couple of portraits of Tilda's on the inside tags?"  lol!  I had a lot of fun making this!

Okay, now if you're wondering why I have each link on a separate line ... it's because Blogger won't allow me to do more than one link per line.  lol!  hmmm....

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia's
Papers:  Basic Grey
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils
Other:  Spellbinders

Thank you so much for visiting me and I soooo appreciate your love you leave me here!  You all make me SMILE!  :)

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Blessing

Hi Friends!  Happy Monday to all of you!  I hope your weekend was filled with lots of fun and laughter, and also hope you stayed cool in this HEAT we're having!  ugh!  For the past few days here in Vegas it's been like 112 degrees ... omg ... it's like walking into an oven when you go outside ... lol!  I go outside and in 2 minutes, I find the top of my nose is a little damp!  I'm like, "My nose SWEATS?!"  lol!  Well, it sure does now ... especially since we have a little humidity too!  argh!

Anyway, that's enough about gross sweating!  LOL!  This week at Belles 'n Whistles the challenge is "Distressing"!  Isn't distressing fun?!  Like do it when you're upset about something .... oooooh ... it's so much fun to be tearing into those papers and, and, and going nuts with the distressing tool or scissors!  LOL!  Oh but go easy if you're REALLY upset .. you may just end up downright ripping all your papers to shreds!  LOL!

Well, even though I wasn't upset about anything, I still had fun with distressing this card ... lol ... and I used Sweet Dreams!  ahhhh, this image kinda reminds my of my little boy.  He'd sleep like this with his little tushy in the air, and I thought it was the sweetest thing ever!!!  And those chunky little legs ... oh gosh!!!!  I'd bite them (softly of course!!!), and in fact, I still do!  hehe!  He giggles and giggles, and tells me, "Mommy STOP!!!"  Then one second later he's putting his legs on me as a hint for me to bite it again!!!  What a tease!  lol!


Well, I hope you all join us at Belles 'n Whistles for our "Distressing" Challenge!  I'd love to see you there!  :)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sweet Dreams from Belles 'n Whistles.  Designed by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Thank you again for visiting me, and hey .. did I ever tell you how much you all make me so happy with your sweet comments?!  hehe .. Well .. you do!!!  Thank you sooo much!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Make A Wish

Hi Friends!  Hope you're all having a HAPPY Wednesday!  This week at The Beary Scrap blog, Kimm made us a lovely sketch to follow... Thanks Kimm!  :)

It was also my very first time to do a tutorial, so please bear with me.  lol!  Here's my card, and what I'll be trying to show is how to do a circle punch frame around your image.


Before I get started, I'd also like to enter this card into:
Wild Orchid Challenge : Say it with Flowers

So here's some supplies you will need, as you can see, it doesn't require much:
- paper
- Martha Stewart border punch or any border punch you'd prefer to use
- scissors


Start by punching out a long border.  I used a 8.5x11" paper, but I would recommend a 12x12.  After punching the border, trim it about an inch from the bottom of the border so it will look like this:


Cut straight lines right up to the bottom of the border at each interval (for this one, I cut at the end of each flower design)


I then folded each section and layered it like shown:


I placed glue dots on every other section.  You most certainly can place glue dots on every section if that's what you'd prefer.  :)


Then I start at a place on the image that I know will be covered by some type of embellishment ... just incase the ends don't meet properly ... lol!


Keep going around and you'll find that the border will circle right around the image very easily.


And voila you're done!  Now for me, I ran out of border (of course it had to happen to me!  lol!).  So what I did was made a little more border and just added to it.    And that's it!  Easy peasy!!!


Hope that was okay!  And if there is something that I didn't explain too clearly, please don't hesitate to ask me ... I'd be more than happy to help!  :)  And also, if you know another way ... I'd LOVE for you to share it with me too!  ;)

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

Thank you so much for visiting me and hope you have a most WONDERFUL day!
Hugs,
Elise

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Fairy Tale Dream

Hi Friends!  Happy Happy Friday!  Yayyy!  It's the end of the week, and I hope this is the beginning of a BEAUTIFUL weekend for all of you!

One thing I want to mention really quickly ... Blogger has been giving me a wee bit of problems lately.  Sometimes I try to post comments to other blogs .. and it won't let me.  Also, when I try to "Publish" some comments that people leave me .. it won't let me.  Aaaaand last but not least, when I try to include links on my post .. oh my gosh .. it's giving me PROBLEMS!!!  Soooo, please accept my apologies for a slight mess that hopefully will go away TODAY!!!  LOL!!!!

Well, for this post, I've decided to use  Fairy Play from Belles 'n Whistles.  Ohhh how much I love her, well, her and all the others .. lol!!!  Isn't she so dreamy?!  I want her to be fluttering above me when I dream, and sprinkling some of her fairy dust on me.  hehe!  And now what does this little cutie patootie have in her little sack?  Well, I think when I woke up in the morning, she'd have surrounded me with all kinds of crafting supplies!  ;)


I am also entering this card into:
Creative Inspirations :  On The Move

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Fairy Play by Belles 'n Whistles
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me, and of course, have a most FANTABULOUS weekend! 
Big Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wonderful You

Hey Friends!  Happy Wednesday to you ... hope your week is flowing along smoothly thus far!!  lol!  This new challenge at The Beary Scrap blog, we're doing "Emboss It (Wet or Dry)".  I was pretty excited for this since I've actually had limited use on my Cuttlebug as far as embossing goes!  lol!  So what I did was I dry embossed the 2 front panels of my card and then swiped over it with a white inkpad.

I really had fun doing it ... it's always a bit "questionable" when you haven't done something in ages, and afraid of ruining paper.  lol!  But I did it, and thank goodness it worked!


I am also entering this into:
Just Magnolia : Criss cross Card
Stamp and Create : Stitching

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

Thank you for visiting me and hope to see you at our ongoing challenge at The Beary Scrap blog!!!  This "Emboss It" Challenge will run until July 15th ... so you have lots of time!  :)

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, July 5, 2010

I Love You

Hello!  Happy Monday to all of you!  I hope you all had a most WONDERFUL weekend!  :)  Now you know what Monday brings right?  That's right!!  A new challenge at Belles 'n Whistles blog!

So this week, was my turn to host the challenge, and I chose what I love, which is .... for you to use "Glitter and Pearls" on your card.  Use a little, use a lot, use whatever you'd like!  :)  I used the image Sweet Love for this card ... ahhhh ... aren't they just perfect together?!  And look at this chicky-poo's hair!!!!!  Isn't it just PERFECTLY DIVINE?!!!  Okay, I need hair like hers!!!!  lol!  It's so full of BODY and soft curls!  I love it!


The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sweet Love from Belles 'n Whistles.  Illustrated by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Alright, I sure do hope to see you join us on our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge!  It would be a true delight!!!  Thank you so much for visiting me!  Have a most FANTABULOUS day!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Magnifique

Hey Friends!  Wow!  It's July 1st!  6 more months and it will be a New Year once again .. my goodness!  Well, as you know, the 1st of the month means another exciting challenge at CLP blog!  The talented Chelsea has yet made us another GORGEOUS sketch to play with ... so pop on over to CLP and join in on the fun, and also ... you HAVE to see my fellow DT cards too!  sigh, they are all so AMAZING!!!!

We have a wonderful sponsor for the month of July, which is Sassy Studio Designs!
I am also entering this card into:
Papertake Weekly :  Stitches on your card


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

I hope to see you over at CLP!

Thank you so much for stopping by and making me HAPPY!  :)  I hope you all know how much I appreciate all of you that visit me ... always puts such a smile on my lips!  Have a FANTABULOUS day!!!

Hugs,
Elise