Monday, November 28, 2011

The Perfect Tree

Hello Friends!  I'm so glad that I had some time to play with this Tilda .. I've had her from last year and have finally inked her.  :)  The silk bow is ribbon that I've received from a dear friend of mine ... and it was SO hard for me to use it.  lol!  I really have been hoarding it in my drawer for awhile now.  hehe.

I'd love to enter this into:
TOMIC:  Vintage and Lace

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

Celebrate

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the beginning of yet another week. 
For today, I've made a card using Pepper with Gift.  Isn't she so delightful?!!

Papers:  K&Co
Medium:  Distress Inks

I've used non-traditional Christmas colors and I love how this image can be used year round.

Also in a few days, we're going to be starting our Belles 'n Whistles Advent Calendar at our Inspiration Blog!  We have lots of things in store for all of you lovelies!

And right now we have a "Christmas" theme over at our Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog that we'd love for you to play.  Pop on over for some fabulous inspiration from my sweet DT sisters and awesome GDT!

Thanks for visiting and I'll see ya soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, November 25, 2011

Togetherness

Hello Friends!  I hope all of you in the states had a lovely Thanksgiving!  Me .. I'm totally stuffed .. lol!

I've gotten to play with a beautiful Lili of the Valley image that a dear friend gave to me and I truly enjoyed colouring this .. don't they look so adorable hanging ornaments in the snow together?!


I'd love to enter this into:
Lili of the Valley:  Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend:  Friends

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

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

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, November 21, 2011

a SALE at Belles 'n Whistles Store!

Hello there!  Now we all love sales don't we?!  hehe .. I know I personally go a little wild when it comes time for craft sales and Belles 'n Whistles is having a HUGE sale from Tuesday 11/22 - Sunday 11/27!  Everything in the store will be on sale ... except "The Christmas & More" release and "Lynda's Word Art".

What is the sale you ask?!  Okay ... it is a whopping 35%!!!  Cripey's I know it!!!!  But the sad part is .. once it's gone .. it's gone.  No more inventory for this year.  :(  SOoOOo ... hurry and put your order in!

When the sale starts, there should be a code on the homepage, WINTER35 for you to enter during checkout.  Have FUN shopping!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Belles 'n Whistles "Christmas"

Hello Friends!  Well it's time for another Belles 'n Whistles Challenge and our Lovely Lilian chose the simple theme of "Christmas"!  :)  Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner once again?  Gosh, the older I get the faster the years fly by.  I remember when I was younger I wanted to be older.  Now that I'm older I want to be younger.  LOL!

So here's my card using Brooke's First Christmas .. she's a cutie isn't she?! 

Papers:  MME
Medium: Prisma Colored Pencils with OMS

Have you gotten your order in at Belles 'n Whistles store?  Summer has restocked all the "older" releases as well and they are SO adorable!

I hope you'll come over and join us over at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog!

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

Hugs,
Elise




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Season's Greetings

Hello there!  Well, I've made time to play with one of the images from Stempelglede that I received from my dear friend Christina last year.  I love these images!

Now I also have to share with you something my little boy brought home from school yesterday .. which pretty much made me tear up and cry.  LOL!

Here's the things that were in a decorated paper bag .. uhhhh .. minus a lifesaver candy because he ate it .. LOL!

And on a paper it read:
Thankfulness Bag Ingredients

*A rubber band ~ to keep our hearts tied together and always

*A candy kiss ~ to say thank you for all your love

*A penny ~ to say thank you for sharing my thoughts and letting me know they are important to you

*A warm fuzzy ball ~ to make you feel good when you are sad, like you always do for me

*An adhesive bandage ~ to say thank you for all the times you make my hurts feel better

*A facial tissue ~ to say thank you for all the times you dry my tears

*A piece of Lifesaver candy (my son chowed it down .. hehe!) ~ a circle to show that my love for you will never end

Okay, that was just the sweetest things of many!!!!!!!!!!  I loved it so much!  :)

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

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the colder days .. I know we are here.  :) 

For my card today, I've gotten to play with a Lili of the Valley Christmas image given to me from a very dear friend.  I really love this cutie and enjoyed colouring her up.  And recently there was a post on Dena's blog where she used like Liquid Pearls as the snowflakes swirling around and I really really loved it a lot .. so I wanted to do it on my snowflakes on this image as well!  Thank you for the idea Dena!

I would love to enter this into:
Bunny Zoe:  Anything Christmas with Pearls
Stamp and Create:  Easel Card
Paper Take Weekly:  First Christmas

The Fun Ingredients:
Image:  Lili of the Valley
Paper:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

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

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Belles 'n Whistles Release

Hello hello hello!  I have some exciting news to share with all of you who don't already know ... Belles 'n Whistles has a brand new release out and it is DARLING!  Each and every stamp is absolutely precious!  There are 8 Christmas stamps and 5 all year round stamps .. ahhhh!

I am showing you Christmas Angel Daniella .. isn't she as sweet as can be looking into her stocking?!  I love her!

AND!  Belles 'n Whistles store has also brought back previous Christmas stamps too!!!  Click here to go directly to those images .. oooooh I love those too!  You HAVE TO check them out!

Here's a sample an "old" Christmas image that is restocked.  I made this card using Baking with Nana back in February I think .. so this image can be used all year round!



Anyway ... I hope you'll go and place your order for any of the Holiday Collections, both new and old .. they're going pretty fast!

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I'll see ya soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, November 7, 2011

Swinging by to say HI

Hello there!  Hope you're all doing well out there and enjoying your Autumn days.  It's getting quite chilly here in Vegas and ooooh it feels so good!  :) 

Well, it's time for another Belles 'n Whistles Challenge!  This time, our lovely Audhild chose "Anything Goes" ... sOoOo easy!

I decided to make something VERY simple and easy since this week has been busy ... a simple tag.  And I love doing tags sometimes because it's so handy when you have a gift to give ... something already done to just tie on the bag you know?

Medium:  Prisma Colored Pencils with OMS

One more quick thing to add in ... Summer has all the previous Holiday stamps re-stocked at Belles 'n Whistles Store!  They are so DARLING!!!

Hope to see you over at Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog and thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see ya soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friendship

Hello!  Hope you are all having a great start to your weekend.  Today we had a beautiful cloudy and cold day ... I love to just cuddle up during this kind of weather.  And I have to take more pics of the roses to show you .. ooooh they make me smile!  The fragrance, the petals that fill each bloom ... sigh .. I can totally tell they are enjoying the weather as well.  ;)

I'm so glad that I've gotten to play with this image ... I love the way these 2 girls look like they are so involved with sharing some wonderful things about just "anything".

I'd love to enter this into:
Lili of the Valley:  Bright and Sparkly  (hope my crystal beads on the stickpins will be the "sparkly")

The Fun Stuff:
Image:  Lili of the Valley
Papers:  DCWV
Medium:  Distress Inks

And here's a pic earlier this week while my son stayed home from school.  He was feeling a little under the weather with a sinus infection, but I let him blow some bubbles in the backyard .. and Max helped give some giggles by nibbling on my little guy's ears ... it TICKLES!  :)  hehe!


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

Hugs,
Elise