Tuesday, June 28, 2011

True Friends

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing well!  I can feel my body slowly regaining energy each day .. and that makes me so happy!  I guess the effects of radiation are slowly wearing off and although I still get exhausted, it's not as tiresome as it was the day before.  :)

My little boy has been keeping me busy busy busy on my toes.  I don't know where this child gets so much energy from .. I think I may need to borrow some of his.  lol!  He's learning how to swim and having loads of fun now.  At first he was so afraid and kept saying, "Mommy please let's cancel these classes.  Please cancel."  It's so hard to see your child be terrified, but luckily we were told that this reaction is very common for children and to keep doing the classes.  So by his 4th lesson .. he was jumping right in there and ready to learn!  :)

Anywayyyyyy ... onto my card:

I'd like to enter my card into:
TOMIC:  Shimmer and Pearls  (Shimmer has been sprayed on all my flowers .. always a must for me! hehe!)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Distress Inks

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me such sweet comments!  See ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, June 24, 2011

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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***UPDATE 6/30/11 I came in Top 5 at the TOMIC Challenge!  Woot woot!  Doing a happy jig!  Thank you so much ladies!  I am totally ecstatic!!!!***

Hello Friends!  How are you all doing?  I wanted to just drop in and do a super quick post for a card that I've made recently just for fun.

I would love to enter my card into:
TOMIC:  Summer
Just Magnolia:  Butterfly Theme (the lovely butterfly stickpin was given to me by a very dear friend!  Thank you so much hun!!!)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  Prima
Medium:  Distress Inks

Thank you so much for visiting me!  I always look forward and appreciate your kind comments!  Hope you're all staying cool wherever you're at!  :)

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, June 20, 2011

Do the Impossible

Hello Friends!  Happy Monday!  It's time for another fun Belles 'n Whistles Challenge and our most talented Kathy has given us a challenge of  "Wing It" (use wings) on our creation.  How sweet is that?!

So, I decided to use the precious Dragonfly Flight Fairy and make a card inspired by 4 different crafters.  I really love how these gals use the white acrylic paint to distress and cheesecloth for that shabby touch!!! 

Three of these crafters are such wonderful dear friends of mine ... Kathy (how appropriate since it's her challenge .. hehe!!!), Chelsea (with her cheesecloth!), and Bonnie (I knew I had to try it when I saw Bonnie's and it got me so excited!  Thanks Bons!!!)  And the other crafter that inspired me is a blog I ran across a few weeks ago and was so blown away by her work ... Minna (she doesn't even know I exist .. LOL!  But I admire her work tremendously!) 

Thank you SO much ladies for your inspiration!!!
Here's my creation:

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

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope you'll join in the fun at Belles 'n Whistles!  Have a beautiful day!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Sweet Life

Hello Friends!  Well, it didn't take a "couple" of days to hit triple digits here like I said on my post yesterday.  It hit TODAY .. the NEXT day!  lol!  It got up to 106 degrees today and our poor roses!!!  They were so happy in the morning, and then by noon, most of their petals were burnt on the edges.  argh! 

So I cut whatever ones that were still okay and brought them indoors into a nice pitcher of ice water and they perked right up!   Yayyy!  :)

Well, here's a card I did just for fun .. and look at all her flowers!  hehe!  :)


The Fun Stuff: 
Image:  Sarah Kay
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils with OMS

Here's some blooms that I've picked and placed in a pitcher:


Thank you so much for stopping by and making time to visit me!  I always enjoy your visits!  Hope you're cooler wherever you are!  :)

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just For You

Hello Friends!  Well, it's getting pretty hot here .. and in a couple days we will be hitting the triple digits.  ugh!  lol!  We were so lucky to be having such beautiful weather up until this point.  :)

Anyway, I've had this Tilda for quite some time now, and have finally found a chance to ink her up.

I'd like to enter my card into:
Simon Says Stamp:   Let's Get Fruity

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  MME, K&Co
Medium:  Distress Inks

Thank you so much for visiting me and your kind comments!  Hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are!  :)

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Remember When ...

Hello friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!  I have some great news to share with you again!  Remember I thought I was going to finish my radiation treatments today (Wednesday)?  Well, I was surprised to learn that my last day was yesterday!!!  Yippppeeeee!  Treatments are done!!!!  Thank you so much to all of you for giving me your constant love and support on my pink journey ...  you've all been so WONDERFUL!!!!

Well, on to my card .. I've decided to make an acrylic card that I've not done for a LONG time!  And this time, I turned it into a card you can hang on a door.  Hope you like it!


Ohhhh and can you see the slightly blurred roses in the back?  Those are only some of the blooms in our backyard .. the batch that I've been waiting so patiently for has FINALLY showed us their beautiful faces!!!  sigh ... I LOVE them!!!  Here, I'll show you a quick pic of one of the bushes .. this one I'm going to show is called "Nancy Reagan" .. isn't she so beautiful?  :)


Alright .. well, I'd love to enter my card into:
TOMIC:  A Birthday Card ... Happy Birthday to Pauline!!!!  :)
Just Magnolia:  Anything Goes with the option of Lace
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Here Comes Summer
Bunny Zoe:  Lace

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Distress Inks

Thank you SO much for visiting me .. I always enjoy your company and kind comments!  Have a WONDERFUL day!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Friends

Hello there!  Hope you're all enjoying the beginning of a new week wherever you are!  :)  We are getting such a lovely treat in Las Vegas .. the weather here has been wonderful!  We'll enjoy it now before it starts hitting 110 - 115 degrees!  lol!!!

Today I've made a card using Belles Strawberry Tea.  She is so adorable taking such great care of her teddy bear friend.  :)

Well, I do hope you'll stop by our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog and join us in our current challenge .. "Use Ribbons or Lace or Both" .. how easy is that?  :)  We'd love to see you there!

Thank you so much for stopping by .. have a most beautiful day!!!

Hugs,
Elise


Monday, June 6, 2011

Ribbon or Lace or Both

Hello there!  Well, it's my turn to host the challenge over at Belles 'n Whistles and I picked a pretty easy one .. "Use Ribbons or Lace or Both". 

Here's my card:
The Fun Stuff:
Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils

I do hope to see you over at Belles 'n Whistles .. it would make me so happy!  Go and check out my DT sisters works .. they're all so amazing!!!!  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me .. it means a lot!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend with loved ones!

Big Hugs,
Elise

Friday, June 3, 2011

You're So Sweet

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all having a great start to your weekend!  :)  I have some good news to share .. I've only 3 more radiation treatments to do and then I'm DONE!!!  Yipppeeee!  Time sure flew by quickly huh?!  Seemed like just yesterday I told you all about what my little boy said in the dressing room at my appointment!  lol!

Well, here's a card I've done again for fun:

I'd like to enter this into:
Just Magnolia:  Anything Goes with the Option of Adding Lace

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers:  Color Bok
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils with OMS

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me such kind comments!  Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

CLP June Challenge

Hello Friends!  It's already June 1st .. my gosh!  Half the year has flown by so quickly!  Yikes!  Well, you know that the beginning of the month marks a new challenge over at CLP!  Yipppeee!

Our amazing Chelsea whips up incredible sketches for everyone to play with month after month .. Thank you Chelsea!!!  :)  And this month we are sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps .. how cool is that?!

Here's my card using Lil Lolita - Willow.

I hope you will stop by and join us for some fun at CLP!  We'd love to see you there!  :)

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

Hugs,
Elise