Monday, October 29, 2012

LOTV Fairies and Mermaids out NOW!!!

Hey Friends!  Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and gearing up for another great week!  :)

I wanted to share some reallllllly lovely news with you .. the new Fairies and Mermaids release from Lili of the Valley is out NOW!!!!  Yes yes yes, you read correctly!  :)   It's released out on the web store now .. so go and treat yourselves to something a bit special today and make yourselves happy!  hehe!

And if THAT isn't sweet enough .. Lili of the Valley is having a special offer on them too … you can buy all 5 stamps for £20 which saves you over 10%!  Good gracious! 

What a beautiful way to start your Monday morning right?!!!  Have fun shopping ... You Deserve It!!!  :)

Have a lovely day!
Big Hugs,
Elise

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas Eve Girl

Hello Friends!  Hope you are doing very well!

I've another Christmas card to show you .. this one is using Lili of the Valley's "Christmas Eve Girl" and in the corner of the image I've used a Merry Christmas sentiment from  Set 36 of the Christmas Icons Stamp Sheet

Do you remember Christmas Eve as a young one?  Trying to force your eyes to remain open to catch a glimpse of Santa or maybe hear a little jingle of the reindeer's bells?  hehe!  I remember always feeling SO excited waking up in the morning and seeing Santa's cookies and milk all gone.  LOL!!!  :)  And now I have the pleasure to watch Bodhi experience the same feelings.  :)

Well, here's my little card:


Papers:  The Paper Studio
Medium:  Distress Inks

Also, the newest release "Mermaids and Faires" will be available at Lili of the Valley's Open Day on October 27th and also at the Glasgow Hobby Crafts show which is 25th to 28th October for you lucky gals in the UK!!  I so wish I could fly there for a weekend .. how FUN would that be?!!!  And then they will be on sale on the website from Tuesday 30th October.  WhooOohoooO!  Prettttty soon once again!  :)  Lucky's you's!!

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

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

LOTV Mermaids and Fairies

Hello Friends!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  :)

The weather is cooling off so beautifully here in town .. I so love it!  And Halloween is right around the corner .. oooooh one of my favorite holidays!  Do you all decorate your home?  We do .. my little Bodhi loves his decorations and even though it creeps him out .. he still can't resist it.  lol!

Well, I have another sneek peek to show you from Lili of the Valley's upcoming Mermaids and Fairies.  Have you been seeing them on my fabulous DT sisters blogs?!  Aren't they just irrisistable yet again?!!  So darling I tell you!

Here's Little Mermaid #2 coloured with Prisma Coloured Pencils and OMS .. this lovely girl needs a name as well .. :)


This new release will be available at Lili of the Valley's next Open Day on October 27th and also at the Glasgow Hobby Crafts show which is 25th to 28th October.  And then they will be on sale on the website from Tuesday 30th October.  Can't wait huh?!!!  Precious!

Well, thank you so much once again for visiting me .. I love seeing and hearing from you!  And I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Christmas Greetings

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all enjoying the start of your weekend!  :)

We kicked off with an afterschool park playdate with Bodhi's best friend Hudson .. that he's had since last year in Kindergarten.  Then we had a movie night watching Transformers.  :)  Honestly ... I kinda really enjoy Transformers .. love the action packed movies!  hehe!!

So, since Christmas is right around the corner .. I've been trying my best to make some.  And I've gotten round to using this beautiful stamp from Lili of the Valley called "Snow Queen".  I love her a lot (I know I say that about ALL of the LOTV stamps .. but it's true!).  I've also used "Christmas Mini Icons" to make a banner, and a little tag using the "Christmas Icons Sheet".



Papers:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

As you all know, there will be a new release from Lili of the Valley next week "Mermaids and Fairies" ... soOooO very sweet & darling!  And I know that you're all still getting your groove on with Christmas cards too .. so don't forget that Lili of the Valley has all gorgeous ones as well!!!
... Happy Shopping!  lol!!!

I'll be back soon to show you a sneak peek of one of the upcoming releases.  In the meantime, my fabulous DT sisters had lots of peeks on their blogs for you as well!!  :)

Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon .. and big hugs to you!  :)
Elise

Thursday, October 18, 2012

LOTV Mini Blog Hop Winner & Sneak Peek

Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!  :)

Lili of the Valley is having yet another gorgeous release .. one that is again irrisistable!  But before I show you my little sneak peek, let me reveal my LOTV blog hop winner ....

it's you chickie-pooh .... #26


Congratulations!  You have won candy from Whichcraft!  Please email me your name and address here so that I can forward your information over.  :)  Thank you hun!

Well, "Fairies and Mermaids" is the next FABULOUS release over at Lili of the Valley and they will be available Open Day on Saturday October 27th for you lucky ladies that get to go to the store. :)   Website orders will begin on October 30th.  WoOoHOoOO!

So I've taken a play with Mermaid 1 .. this lovely darling is waiting to be named ..


Medium:  Prisma Coloured Pencils w/OMS

Each new Lili of the Valley release is crazy SWEET huh?!!!  If you visit the rest of my WONDERFUL DT sisters, they'll have some sneak peeks for you as well!!!  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me .. I love seeing you!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, October 14, 2012

LOTV Mini Blog Hop


Hello Friends!  Hope you are all doing very well!

It's the middle of the month, so some of us girls from Lili of the Valley will be using the same image to show you different things we've done.  We'll be using the darling "Delivering the Presents" in this hop, and we're also using card supplies from Whichcraft.

Here's the order of the Mini Hop:
Anne
Dena
Elise .. me
Fleur
Mindy

Please remember to leave a comment at all of the blogs and visit my FABULOUS DT sisters ... there are hidden prizes but we're not telling who has the secret doors.  hehe!  :)  We are sponsored by the most wonderful



and the awesome Whichcraft

So here's my "Delivering the Presents" from Lili of the Valley which I coloured with Prisma coloured Pencils and OMS.  Isn't he so cute trudging in the snow all bundled up?!  :)  And then I used the Scalloped Concertina Card from Whichcraft .. such a nice change from the typical squares I always do!  :)





Thank you SO much for stopping by and visiting me .. and I truly appreciate all the lovely comments! 

**Oh and the winners of this Mini Hop will be announced on the chosen blogs on or shortly after Oct. 18th.  Good luck sweet chickie's and may the force be with you.  hahahahahah!!!!  Kidding!  But seriously .. good luck!   :)**

Big Hugs,
Elise






Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hangin' Round Waiting for Christmas ...


Hello Friends!  Hope you're off to a great start on your weekend.  :)

Oh my gosh, remember in my last post I mentioned there would be a storm rolling in this past Thursday here?  Wow!  It was a storm for sure!!!  Totally LOVED it!  Thunder so loud it rattled the windows, incessant lightning, skies that looked like it was evening, and the RAIN .. oh the RAIN!!!  Our poor dog Max refused to go potty, and heck I don't blame him for not wanting to get drenched.  lol!  But it was such a welcomed storm and it has brought in such beautiful temperatures.

All of us here completely love storms .. the sound and the coziness of it.  And luckily, Bodhi is not afraid of storms ..... yet.  lol!  I hope he will never be.  He can fall right asleep even when the thunder is crashing and pounding outside .. just like us.  hehe!  :)

Anyway!  Christmas is right around the corner, and here's a simple card I've made using Lili of the Valley's "Fur Cones".  Aren't they such precious kitties?!!  I love them!

I've also stamped some snowflakes from Set 36 Christmas Icons on the borders of the image, and cut out some Christmas Mini Icon Tags from Set 37 to place at the top corner of my card so it looks like a small banner.  Then I've used the lovely "Krafty Christmas" paper.  All this from your beautiful Lili of the Valley Store!!!  :)

Now .. You and I both know how Lili of the Valley totally ROCKS it right?!  I'm gonna tell you .. we'll be showing you sneak peeks of yet another release coming up and OOOoOOOOH my gosh .. **swooooning with hand to forehead** .. it is so SWEET!  :)

Well, thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do!  I'll see you again soon and Big Hugs to You!  (Heeeeyyyy! That totally rhymed didn't it?!!! hahahah!! That'll be my end line from now on I think! LOL!!!)


Elise


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Magic

Hello Friends!  Hope you're all having a great week so far!

This past weekend, we went to another Birthday party and had a lovely time ... we had beautiful weather!  :)  The past few days here has been WONDERFUL .. getting a bit chilly at night and in the mornings .. which I love!  And a storm is expected on Thursday, so it will cool off even more.  Thank goodness, I'm so ready for the lower temps!

Well, I've gotten to play with this darling image from Lili of the Valley "Together At Christmas".  I love them so cozy by the fire, sitting there and probably chatting about sweet nothings.  :)



Papers:  The Paper Studio
Medium:  Distress Inks

Have you all gotten a chance to order your new Geisha Girls from Lili of the Valley?  Don't forget there's the free shipping *excluding the paper packs*!  Cool eh?!  hehehehe!!!

Also, on Lili of the Valley Inspiration Blog, you can always count on my DT sisters to show you GORGEOUS creations.  Pop on by and leave a comment, and that puts you into the draw to win the monthly prize candy!

Well, thank you so much for visiting me .. I truly appreciate you stopping by to say hello!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, October 4, 2012

You're My "Boo" ...

Hello Friends!  Hope you all had a lovely week and on your way to having a great weekend.  :) 

A couple weeks ago, I had a play with a darling Sylvia Zet stamp that a very dear friend surprised me with!  Thank you SoOoOo very much my dear .. I love my stamp so much!  :)

Here she is ...


Papers:  MAMBI
Medium:  Distress Inks

I'd also love to enter this into:
7 Kids College Fund:  Fall is in the Air (makes me think of Halloween & Thanksgiving)
Simon Says Stamp:  Glimmer & Sparkle (Stickles, Glimmer Mist on flowers)

Earlier tonight, we took Bodhi to the Pumpkin Patch .. as we do every year.  There's little rides, huge slides, a little petting zoo and such for the kids .. and of course tons of pumpkins to choose from.  So every year we all choose together which we like best.

Can you guess which one we chose from this picture? ...


Looks like a big 'ol tomato .. lol .. we love it.  :)


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

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hello Friend

Hello Friends!  Can you believe it's October?!  I love this time of year .. the holidays are coming round the corner and there's pumpkins, turkeys and candy canes to look forward to!  :)

Lemme share something that I thought was so sweet.  :)  My little Bodhi had been telling me that he did not want to go to school anymore.  He was not enjoying his time there .. which broke my heart when he told me what had happened.  I took him to school a little early since I had wanted to speak with his teacher.  And as Bodhi and I were standing outside waiting for the doors to open to the hallway .. a little girl walked up to him so kindly and gently said, "I love you Bodhi."  Wish you could have heard her .. it was the sweetest thing.

I tried not to peek and look at them, but I just coudn't resist to see what Bodhi's reaction was.  He looked up at me like he didn't know what to say, and so I said, "Awww Bodhi, that is so sweet."  :)  He nodded.  lol.  She then said, "Hold my hand Bodhi."  And I have to just tell you ... this little girl was NOT demanding or being pushy .. she was just being as gentle and soft as could possibly be.

So she took Bodhi's hand and when the doors opened .. they walked hand in hand all the way to their cubbie holes to hang their backpacks.  Gotta tell you ... I literally had tears welling up  ... this little girl made Bodhi feel so loved on a day that he needed that encouragement.  What an Angel she was.  :)  Times like those ... I wish I had a video recorder in hand.  LOL!!!

Alright .. annnnnyway .. hehe .. it's time for a new sketch over at CLP and here's my take ...



Image:  Sugar Nellie (it's about time I've used this!  lol!)
Papers:  MME
Medium:  Distress Inks

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

Hope you'll come by and join in on the fun!  Thank you so much for visiting me .. I love it when you do.  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise