Saturday, April 30, 2011

CLP Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello!!!  Welcome to CLP's Birthday Blog Hop!  Yayyy!  Can you believe it's already been ONE whole year since CLP started it's own challenge blog?!  Wow how time flies huh?!  lol!  I am so honored to be amongst a group of such LOVELY and TALENTED women!  And we are now introducing and welcoming our new wonderful DT sisters in this special Birthday Hop!  Woot Woot!

Well, this Birthday Hop will run from May 1-6.  There will be a Grand Prize of $30 from the one and only Gurlee Girl Store which will be hidden among one of us DT's .. so leave some love at each DT stop!  The winner will be announced on May 7th at the CLP Challenge Blog!  Easy peasy right?  ;)

And since it's May 1st, it's also time for another new sketch created by our amazing Chelsea!  Thank you so much Chelsea .. just for EVERYTHING!!  This month, we are sponsored by the sweet and precious Belles 'n Whistles .. woot woot!

So for my card, I used Storytime .. ahhh .. she looks so happy sitting and enjoying her book against a tree!


Okay, so you should have come from Maria's blog.  Now after mine, you will hop on over to Tanja .. click on her name below:  (If you are lost, click on the middle "CLP Sketch Challenge Birthday Blog Hop" button and it will take you to the beginning.



Thanks for hopping and celebrating with us!  Good luck to all of you!
Big Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lots of Love

Hello Friends!  What?!!  Another card?!  LOL!  Yep yep yep!  This one just for fun!  ;)

Well, to keep you updated on my progress, I've started radiation therapy today.  I will be going every day Monday-Friday for 6 weeks.  It seems like a long time, but I know it will fly by and be over before I know it .. time passes quickly.  I also wanted to thank all of you so much for giving me such WONDERFUL support and encouragement with your comments, emails and cards ... it truly makes my days brighter!

So I had a blast with this Tilda and I did her up with Distress Inks this time and used my trusty 'ol K&Co Papers!  lol!  And the Magnolia border die was sent to me from a dear friend .. Thank you SO very very much hun!!!
And I'd like to enter this into:
Stamp Something:  Flowers, Buttons and Sparkle

Thank you so much for visiting me!
Love,
Elise

Monday, April 25, 2011

Future Ballerina

Hello!  How was everyone's Easter?  Did you all have fun?  :)  I hope you did!

Well, this Monday is a new challenge over at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge BlogAnki has given us all a beautiful sketch to play with ... Thank you Anki!  :)

For my card, I used Fairy Dance.  Oh my gosh how I love her too!  She's such a sweetie and sOoOo precious!


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

I hope you will join us in this fun sketch!  Stop by over at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog to see my DT sisters beautiful works!  :)  You'll love it!

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving so many kind comments!  Have a most wonderful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hello!  Are you all ready for Easter?  Doing anything special?  I think I'll be putting little goodies in some plastic eggs and hiding them in the backyard for my little boy.  And then he also picked out a Star Wars Egg Coloring Kit .. I think it's more like stickers of something of that sort that you wrap around the egg?  hmmm .. I've never done that kind before, so it should be fun!  :)

Here's something I did using last year's collection of Maggies:


Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

I wish you all a WONDERFUL Easter and enjoy your family and friends!  :)  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me!

Love,
Elise

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Welcome CLP's Newest Members!


Hello!  CLP has brought in a bunch of WONDERFUL new DT's!  Woot Woot!!  I'm going to copy and paste most of what was on the announcement post .. just because Chelsea did is SO beautifully!  hehe!

Our Design Team consists of Bonnie, Chelsea, Elise, Hege, Lori and Stephanne who have been there from the start of the Challenge Blog.
Now we would like to welcome our new Team Members...Dunja, Eulanda, Maria, Randi, Tanja and Yvonne!
A big warm welcome to our group ladies!!!


Our CLP family consist of 12 Designers who will inspire you to join our Monthly Sketch Challenge.
Click on their name to visit their Blog...

It's time to celebrate!!!
In addition to welcoming our new members, we are also having a Birthday Blog Hop!
CLP Challenge blog is now in it's second year!!!
Thanks to all our wonderful Sponsors, our amazing Designers, and of course...YOU...our wonderful player.
Don't forget to mark your calendar (May 1 - 6) and hop along with us.

Don't forget to take part in our current Challenge.
We look forward to another wonderful year with you all.
Thank you for all the wonderful support.

Thank you for visiting and we all can't wait for you to join us in our future challenges and right around the corner blog hop! 

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make A Wish

Hello!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I had a lot of fun with my hubby and little boy planting more rose bushes in our backyard!  :)  ahhhh .. I can't wait to see the full blooms and smell the sweet fragrance of these beauties!

Well, I've made a Birthday Box in my post today!  Birthdays have a new meaning for me now .. it's a lot more special than before.  ;)  I will NEVER take another birthday for granted any longer ... I will CELEBRATE it .. to celebrate LIFE!   Funny how it took having breast cancer to really make me LOOK at things and appreciate things to every extent of my life.  But I'm HERE to celebrate TONS more Birthdays!  Yipppeee!  hehe!

Enough rambling, here's my box .. lol!



I'm entering this box into:
1.  Just Magnolia :  Happy Birthday

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

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me so many kind comments!  Each and every one of you makes me smile!

Love,
Elise


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Is Here

Hello!  I wanted to show you a card that I made with my new Stempelglede "Vintage Garden" set that my dear friend Christina sent to me .. THANK YOU so much Christina!!!!  Oh gosh, I had a LOT of fun with this and I can't wait to play with the rest of this set!  I loooove it!!!



Ahhhh, do you see signs of Spring where you're at?  Here in Vegas it's getting warmer and we have a couple rose bushes that have given such sweet flowers to enjoy ... yayyy!

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me sweetness!  Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Friend

Hello!  Did you all have fun at the Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop?!  The new release were all cuties weren't they?!  :)

This week at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog, our lovely Kathrin is giving us the challenge of using the colors "Blue, Green and White".  This was a first for me, I've never thought about that color combo, and I actually had fun with it!!!

I made a tag using Garden Friends .. aren't they sweet?  hehe!  Hey!!!  Did you notice something on this tag?!!!  NO FLOWERS!!!!  Woohooo .. that's another FIRST for me!  :)  lol!


Alrighty, I do hope you'll pop on over at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog and join in on the fun!  Stop on by and check out my wonderful DT sisters creations!

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving so many beautiful comments!  Makes me happy!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop!!! New Release!

***UPDATE*** April 8, 2011:  Winner for my BnW hop on my blog is .....
Marion!!!!!!!!!!!  Please contact me and let me know if you would like "A Blossom for You" or "A Fairy Nice Flower".
Thank you everyone who participated in our fun BnW release!!!


Welcome to Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop which features a new and exciting release .. "SweetArt Girls & Fairy Friend Collection"!  They are FAB-U-LOUS!!!!  If you arrived here from Lilian's spectacular blog, then you are on the right course.  (Doesn't Lilian totally ROCK?!!!)  If you've not come from Lil's blog, then you may want to start from the beginning at Belles 'n Whistles, and leave a comment at every person's blog because there are PRIZES to be won!!!

Here's the blog hop order to help you along the way:

Elise (me .. you're here)

Do you recognize the wonderful images from the "SweetArt Girls"? Yes! They were the old Sugar Nellie images that got discontinued and Belles 'n Whistles have adopted these lovelies!

I have chosen to show "A Blossom For You" & "A Fairy Nice Flower" .. sigh .. let me tell you .. I had SO much fun with these cuties! I love them .. ALL!!! lol!




Alright, so let me give you the lowdown:

~ Stamps are available for purchase starting TODAY April 6th .. click here to purchase

~ ONE winner from EACH blog will win a stamp of their choice from the stamps we showcase
example:  one winner from my blog will either choose to receive "A Blossom For You" OR "A Fairy Nice Flower"

~ One randomly chosen winner from Belles 'n Whistles comment section in the blog hop will receive a gift certificate for .... $65 whopping dollars!!!!  Wowowow!!!  That is ONE lucky duck! 
Winners will be announced April 8th!!!

Okay so on to your next stop to enjoy her fabulous creations .. it's Aud!  Have fun and enjoy yourself!  Good luck to all of you! 

Thank you so much for joining us in our spectacular Belles 'n Whistles Blog Hop!!!

I would also love to enter these into:
Simon Says Stamp :  Spring Colors or Easter Creations

Big Hugs,
Elise





Friday, April 1, 2011

Walk With Me

Hello Friends!  How have you all been doing?  I hope you're all very well and enjoying your days!

 It's the 1st day of April, and Chelsea has created another brilliant sketch to play with over at CLP!   Once again Gurlee Girl Store will be our sponsor this month!!!  Wooohooo!!!

Here's my creation:


The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
***You can buy your favorite Magnolia stamps from Gurlee Girl Store!!!  All the Maggie's are only $11.95!!!  And she even has some of the NEW Butterfly Collection in stock!!!***
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

I am also entering my card into:
Just Magnolia  :  Anything Goes with the Option of Buttons

I hope you'll all stop by and join us at CLP!!!  Go on over to see my fabulous DT Sisters creations!  You won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me so many kind comments!  And also .. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your lovely support and your wonderful emails that make me happy!  I'm still not able to do quite a few things, I'm not able to reach far, lift my arms too high and I don't have my complete strength back yet .. but I'm getting better every day!  Yayyyy!  I'll see ya again soon! 

Love,
Elise