Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Farewell Blog Hop ... And Candy for You!

Hello Friends!  Well, last night I got the most touchingly heart shocking surprise when I found out that my fellow DT sisters from The Beary Scrap did a surprise "Farewell Blog Hop" for me!  When I sit here and try to type this post, I still can't find the right words to express my feelings of love for them.  I literally teared up at each and every single one of their blogs ... reading their posts.  Quite frankly ... I was a mess!  lol!!!

Thank you so much my Sweet Sweet DT sisters for welcoming into your family and giving me so much love and support all the time!  I have truly enjoyed every single one of you!!!  You each have inspired me greatly with each of your unique creative styles that I LOVE and I will definitely miss being with you!  You are all soooo WONDERFUL and I will treasure our friendships ALWAYS!!!  *sniff sniff*  I still can't believe how they all pulled this behind my back!  lmao!!!  You girls are GOOD!!!!  hehe!

And also, a special thank you to Kimm for having me on The Beary Scrap team!  I appreciate all that you have done for me and I am proud to say that I was a "Beary Sweet Girl"!

Now the girls have put together some candy for EVERYONE to join in and here it is:


Please head on over to The Beary Scrap blog to read how to enter into this GENEROUS giveaway!

And with all my love and all my heart, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  I'm still squeezing all of you soooooo freakin' tight!  lol!

and Kimm

I will hold you in my hearts ALWAYS!!!  Now these lovely girls have each made something very very special for me .. which I know took a lot of time combined with a lot of love.  When you go to visit them, you will see what I mean when I say, "My sisters ROCK!!!!"

Thanks for reading my super long post!  hehe ... and hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Love,
Elise

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hello There

Hi Friends!  How are you all doing?  I hope everyone is great!  Well it's Monday and this week at Belles 'n Whistles challenge, sweet sister Kathy has given us the fun theme of "Lunchbox Card".  It could be something you put in your little one's lunchbox, or even for a teacher ...

I ended up making something you could give a teacher and I used this most adorable Smile stamp from Summer's Belles 'n Whistles Store.  Doesn't she look so cute just leaning on a tree branch?  hehe!


I am also entering this card into:
1.  Stampin for the Weekend :  Anything Goes
2.  Stamp Something :  Back to School


I hope you will stop by Belles 'n Whistles challenge blog and have fun with us!  :)  Come on ... I know you want to!

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Smile from Belles 'n Whistles Store.  Illustrated by Elisabeth Bell.
Papers:  Laura Ashley
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Thank you SO much for visiting me and making my day!  I always love hearing from you!  :)  Have a GREAT Monday!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thank you Beary Scrap Girls

*Update 9/6/10:  Yayyy!  I made Top 3 at Wild Orchid Crafts!!!!  Thank you SO much!  I am giddy with delight!  Their lovely badge is on my sidebar .. sigh .. still smiling!!!  :)

Hello Friends!  Well, this is my last card as DT member for The Beary Scrap ... my goodness gracious ... time sure flies doesn't it?!  I have had such a wonderful time working with these lovely women, and enjoyed myself tremendously seeing what they create each week!  Thank you so much to Kimm for having me on your awesome team, Susan, Gini, Jamie and Patricia for always giving me support and lots of giggles!  You girls are such a true delight ... and I will miss you tons!

So this weeks theme at The Beary Scrap is "Dog Days of Summer"!!!  Okay, well, that threw me for a short bit also as Susan had mentioned in her last post.  hehe!  But when I saw this Tilda with her little parasol, I immediately wanted to use her for this theme.  She looks like she's going to a beautiful garden picnic or something on a Summer day, or going to sit by a lake to watch some swans ... hehe. 

And then I used some vintage K&Co journaling papers in the background, since for some reason ... Summertime always makes me think of long letters being written between friends and lovers also.  I think it's because when I was younger, I'd write my friends during the summer since we all headed on different vacations for the entire 3 months.


I am also entering this card into:
1.  Stampin for the Weekend :  Anything Goes
2.  Wild Orchild Crafts :  Make it Sparkle

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

Thank you so much for visiting me and I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bonnie's Blog Candy!

Hello Friends!  I'm really excited to share with you my dear friend Bonnie's FIRST candy giveaway!  Yayyy!  She has an AMAZING collection of yummies for a lucky lucky winner!  Take a look see at what she's most generously offering!!!


My goodness ... does your knees get weak from wanting these yummies?!  lol!  Well, go and check out Bonnie's Blog and join in on the excitement!!!  Good Luck to All of You!

Hugs,
Elise

Enjoy Life

Hello Friends!  Happy Wednesday to you!  Has it been extrememly hot where you live or has it cooled down?  I hear some people saying that it's getting chilly where they live and they have to put on some socks!  Oh my goodness!  Here where I live, it's so HOT, that my air conditioner is working overtime!  lol!

Well, this week at The Beary Scrap blog, we're having "Stitches" as our theme!  I love it!  I had finally gotten a new sewing machine last year, as my sister old sewing machine that she passed down to me finally had called it quits.  And my new sewing machine .... has never touched a piece of material.  LOL!  Only paper ... ahhhh .. and my hubby thought I'd be doing some hemwork when needed.  No success there!!!!!  (To be honest, I don't really know how to sew material very well!)  shhhh ... don't tell my hubby!  lol!!!

Anyway, here's my card that I've done:




I am also entering this card into:
1.  Sketch Saturday : Sketch (Thank you for letting me use your lovely sketch!)


The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils
Other:  Mulberry Roses, Ranger Blending Tool,  Distress Ink in Walnut Stain,  Stickles in pink and crystal

I hope you'll join us in our "In Stitches" Challenge!  I'd love to see you there!  :)

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, August 16, 2010

I Miss You

Happy Monday Friends!  What are you up to this week?  Well, this Monday brings us another fun challenge at Belles 'n Whistles!  Yayy!  This week, our lovely Anki has given us the challenge of using "Warm Colors"!  Yes, Fall will be here soon before we know it .. can you imagine?!!

So, here is my card using the sweet Sunshine & Apples image.  Ahhhh, she's looking like she's already missing the Summer months, and wishing she was walking with her dear friend that she just spent time with.  :)


I am also entering my card into:
1.  Stamptacular Sunday Challenge :  Buttons and Bows


I do hope you'll join us in our fun at Belles 'n Whistles!  We'd surely LOVE to see you whip something up!  And my FABULOUS sister DT's will give you tons of inspiration ... just go take a look see for yourself!  :)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sunshine & Apples from Belles 'n Whistes.  Illustrated by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  K&Co, DCWV
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Thank you so much for visiting me and have a BEAUTIFUL day!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweetness

Hello!  I'm back here again, this time with an image from Belles 'n Whistles Forever Young Collection.  This image Little Eden reminds me so much of time flown by.  I see this little girl, and I think of how much my little boy has grown.  He'll be starting preschool in a few weeks, and whew ... I am surely going to miss my little guy!!

It seems like just yesterday he was beginning to crawl and sit, and now ... he's running around like a little maniac playing pirates, cars, and swords.  hehe!  Wasn't it just yesterday I heard him "coo"?  And today I hear him say full sentences ... that sometimes doesn't quite make sense ... but I know it has depth and meaning to him.

I tell ya ... having this wonderful Forever Young collection really makes you look at things a little more closely.  It makes you appreciate the time you have with your little ones .. because you KNOW how time flies.  And then it makes you appreciate your OWN time here, because you remember things from your own childhood and you know every day, will be a day your child will look back upon also.

Alright, well here's the image which brought on all this heavy thought, LOL:


I am also entering this card into:
1.  Friday Sketchers :  sketch  (thank you for the beautiful sketch!)

Image:  Little Eden from Belles 'n Whistles designed by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  Prima
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

I do hope I'll get to see you all at Belles 'n Whistles blog to take part in our lovely Rosette's challenge of Lilac/Purple!!!  How yummy is that?!!!  I'll see ya there!  Can't wait to see what you whip up!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You're A Princess

Hello Friends!  How are you all doing?  I hope you're all wonderful and having a great week so far!

As you know, this week at The Beary Scrap Blog, we're having "Sparkles and Bling" .. oooooh ... I love it!!!  Where can you go wrong with Sparkles and Bling?  You simply can't!  hehe!

I thought Princess Tilda fit perfectly for the theme, and so I've used this adorable image:




I am also entering this card into:
1.  Just Magnolia :  Acetate
2.  Totally Tilda :  Make a Shaped Card
3.  Wild Orchid Crafts : One for the Girls
4.  Simon Says Stamp :  Summertime Blues

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

I hope to see you over at The Beary Scrap blog!  We still have our awesome sketch by our lovely Susan still going on until August 14th!  And throughout the rest of the week, my awesome fellow DT's will surely inspire you to whip out your supplies and have fun!  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me!  Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

You Make My Heart Dance

Hello!!!  August is here!  Oh my goodness gracious!  How is this possible?  I mean, by 8pm the sun has gone completely down here, and it's pretty much dark.  I swear this is not supposed to happen until like September!  It's going to be Halloween before you know it .. and that reminds me!  I went to Michaels and Joann's the other day, and they not only had Halloween things but CHRISTMAS things out too!  sigh ... time just whooshes .. yes .. whooshes ... is that an actual word?  lol .. well for me it is!  ;)

Anyhow our Beary Scrap Challenge is a "Clean and Simple" sketch by our lovely Susan!  I actually enjoyed this!!! Thank you Susan!


I am also entering this card into:
1.  Simon Says Stamp :  Sing it Baby!  The song that came to mind is a very old one .. lol!  "Ballerina Girl" by Lionel Richie

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils
Other:  Mulberry Roses (the pink ones are from The Beary Scrap store!),  Ranger Blending Tool (I ALWAYS use these since it's easier on my hands), Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Golden Rod Stickles, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Okay, just to give you an idea of what blogger does to me .. you know all those links you've just seen?  I had to do it BACKWARDS!!!  Blogger will NOT let me do it one after the other!  How ridiculous is that?!  And this has been going on for quite some time now .. and I finally figured out i have to do it backwards .. which is not always possible in my head.  lolol!!!

Alright .. hope to see ya at our challenge at The Beary Scrap!  Thanks for visiting me and making me smile!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, August 2, 2010

100% Pure Happiness

Happy Monday!  How are you all doing?  I hope you're all staying cool in this very hot weather! :)

Well this week at Belles 'n Whistles, we're having a "Fun in the Sun" Challenge!  Yayyy!  Look at this little cutie patootie Belle!  This stamp is A Merry Go ... doesn't she look as carefree as ever riding this little carousel horse?  I love her!


Okay, my top left flower cluster turned out a little more wild than I had wanted it to be.  lol .. I had wanted only like 5 flowers up there, but I was adding, and adding, and adding .. and OMG ... well uhhhhh .... hmmmm.  Oh WELL!!!  lolol!

I am also entering this into:
1.  Stamp and Create : Say it With Flowers

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  A Merry Go from Belles 'n Whistles designed by Elisabeth Bell
Paper:  K&CO
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

I hope you'll join us in our "Fun in the Sun" Challenge at Belles 'n Whistles!  Have a WONDERFUL day!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Flowers of Friendship

Hello Friends!  Happy August 1st to you!  Wow!!!  It's August ... can you believe that?!  And you know what the first of each month brings right?  A new CLP Sketch Challenge for you to join in on!  Yayyy!  Once again, our amazing Chelsea has whipped up another beautiful sketch for everyone to play with!

For this card, I used Blossom Fairies Avie from Chelsea's Gurlee Girl Store.  Isn't she just beautiful?!  I had so much fun colouring her!  I actually had another idea for this layout, but .. hmmm ... well ... it wasn't working out the way I saw it in my head ... lol!  Sooo, I came up with this:


The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Flower Fairies Avie from Gurlee Girl
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

Thank you sooo much for stopping by to visit me!  I always look forward to seeing you!  :)  Please don't forget to join us in our CLP Challenge ... we always love seeing what you whip up!  And this month Gurlee Girl is sponsoring this challenge!!!  YOU GOT IT!!!  $20 to spend on goodies!!  Take a look here to see some luciousness you can add to your stash!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Hugs,
Elise