Monday, October 31, 2011

Treat Yourself

Hello Friends!  Well, it's the beginning of yet another month, oh my gosh!!!  The year is coming to a close soon already!  Unbelievable!  So, yes the beginning of a new month marks a new challenge over at CLP but it's also the last challenge for the year since we will be taking December off to celebrate the holidays with family!  :)   Thank you Chelsea for yet another FUN sketch!  And we are sponsored by In2Stamps with a generous gift.


And for this sketch, I made a pull out tag on the front of the card:

I'd also like to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp:  Anything Goes

 
Please pop on over to CLP and see all my DT sisters amazing works!  Hope you'll join us too!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I love it when you do!  See ya again soon!
Hugs,
Elise

Friday, October 28, 2011

Meet Max

Hello Friends!  Hope you're having a great start to your weekend!  I would like to introduce you to our newest family member "Max Angelo" ... ahhh ... he is a blessing.  Max means "The Greatest", and Angelo means "Angel" .. soooOo "The Greastest Angel"?  :)  He is so goofy and full of love and affection, and can I just say that he came to us smelling sOooOoo darn GOOD?!!!!  Oh my gosh he smells GOOD!  lol!  He arrived to us all the way from Alabama .. he's our sweet Southern Boy.  hehe!

When we picked him up at the Cargo area, the only person that could coax him out of his crate was my son.  :)  With one single, "Come here boy!", Max went straight to my son and would not leave my son's side.  He kissed my little boy endlessly!  And all the way home (I sat in the back with my son with the pup in my arms) .. Max kept trying to crawl into my little boy's carseat to sit on HIS lap!  :)  I think they were destined to be best friends.

Here he is:




Yea, he's a chunker alright!  lol!!!  We love him to pieces!  And we'd like to congratulate our dear friend Bonnie who just welcomed a sweet little love "Buddy" into their family also!!!  Buddy is just DARLING and I know that he has gone into such a LOVING family as well!

Well, thanks for visiting me!  I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Holidays

Hello There!  Gosh, has it been beautiful weather where you are at?  Here it has been rather gorgeous, just a tad bit windy today, but other than that .. the temperature is PERFECT!

Gotta tell you a funny story that happened last night as I was in the car with hubby and little boy.  My hubby bought a pumpkin pie about 3 nights ago, and while we were driving home from a store, my hubby asks me, "Should I throw out the P-I-E already?"  He "spelled" out the word PIE so my little boy wouldn't understand what we were talking about.  Yes .. my son LOVES his sweets as you can tell.  hehe!

SooOoo .. my little man is in his seat in the back of the car and he overheard the spelling of P-I-E.  He is learning how to sound out words and spell in Kindergarten and so he pronounces each letter ... "p-p-p- i-i-e-e."  And he says, "PIE!  PIE!  PIE!!!!!  WHY are you going to throw out the PIE?!!!!  Don't throw out the PIE!!!"  Oh my gosh, my hubby and I cracked up in the car!  Guess we can't spell words to hide what we're saying much longer.  hahahah!!!

So, here's a card I made for fun using Santa .. that swirly Magnolia DieCut is from a very dear friend of mine .. thank you SO much hun!

I'd love to enter this into:
Wild Orchid Crafts:  Santa is coming to Town!

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Magnolia
Papers;  MME, K&Co, and Best Creation
Medium:  Distress Inks

Thanks so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello Friends!  It's time for another Belles 'n Whistles Challenge by our sweet and lovely Iris .. and her theme is "Pearls and Pins" ... oooooh!  Gotta tell ya .. this is a right perfect love for me!  :)  Love pearls and love pins!!!  Thank you Iris!

Here's my card using one of my most FAVORITE images:

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Cupcake
Paper:  MME, Colorbok
Medium:  Distress Inks

And look what is enjoying the nice weather here in town .. the roses are all popping up with lots of buds and blooms .. here are a couple of them.  Can I just tell you how much seeing the sprinkles of color in our backyard gives me so much joy?!  :)



I hope to see you over at our challenge at Belles 'n Whistles .. and take a look at my DT sisters creations.. they are just FABULOUS! 

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See ya soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Make the Season Bright

*** UPDATE***10/28/11:  Woooohoooo!  I made Top 3 at Lili of the Valley!  Thank you SO much .. I am honored!

Hello there!  Hope you're all enjoying beautiful days wherever you are!  It's getting to be such lovely weather here in town and gosh I am loving it!

I've made this card for fun .. yup .. Christmas cards already!  lol!

I'd love to enter this into:
Lili of the Valley:  BINGO (I used Gems, Distressing and Pins)

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Lili of the Valley
Papers:  MME, Melissa Frances
Medium:  Distress Inks

And here's a few pics of a Pumpkin Patch we visited.  Lots of beautiful pumpkins and squashes .. and do you know I learned something?!!!!  I found out that some pumpkin stems have THORNS!!!  YES!!!  Thorns!  You know how I learned that right?  lol!

I went to lift up a pumpkin that I wanted and OUCH .. all the thorns poked me!  I looked closely and there's TONS of little thorns on the stem!  LOL!



Thanks so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Friday, October 14, 2011

You're An Angel

Hi Friends!  Ready for the weekend?  I sure am .. I want to have an extra hour of sleep in the morning!  lol!  And it's getting a little chilly in the mornings, that I really don't want to get out of bed!  brrrrr!

Well here's a card I got to play with recently:

I would love to enter this into:
Wild Orchid Crafts:  Christmas Fun

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

Thanks for visiting me ... I love it when you do!  I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Hello Friends!  It's my turn to host a challenge over at Belles 'n Whistles .. and so I've chose a quite simple theme .. "Use Your Favorite Elisabeth Bell Image".   I have so many favorite images, so I just chose which one I wanted to play with next.  And I chose this cutie ... Planting Some Love.

The Fun Stuff:
Paper:  MME, Colorbok
Medium:  Distress Inks

I hope to see you over in our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge!  :)  My DT Sisters have created some GORGEOUS things for you to inspired by!  Thank you so much for visiting me and I'll see ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sending You Love

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all doing very well!  We've gotten a nice cold front from yesterday and it's been a nice relief from the heat!  We're down into the low 70's which is so perfect!  Then in a few days it will go back up to mid 80's ... sigh ... Love it!

I made this card for LOTV .. and TOTALLY forgot about posting it to enter in the challenge. LOL!  Funny how after I take the pictures I feel like I completed everything .. all the while forgetting that I haven't even put it on the blog!  haha!

Here it is:

I would like to enter this into:
Simon Says Stamp:  Sparkle and Bling (my paper is glittered, I used stickles on parts of the image also. And my bling is my crystal/pearl stickpins)

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

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  See ya again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Monday, October 3, 2011

For You

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all doing very well!  I decided to make a tag with this adorable Sweet Apples.  I decided to make her black/white with dashes of pinks on there.  And then I also added some flower soft that I have around the edges since it contained pinks and greens like on my image.

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Sweet Apples
Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils w/ OMS

Thanks for visiting me and I do hope to see you over at our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog too!  Right now the challenge is to "Use Your Favorite Color Combo" ... sweet and simple and FUN!  :)

See ya soon!  Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Elise