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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Huge Honor!!!

Drum Roll Please .....

A lot of you know how much that I love Bugaboo Stamps ...

Well today I am pleased to announce that I was named the Bugaboo Biggest Fan of the Month (for January)!!!

I am so excited ... I will be doing some of the challenges right along with the DT this month.

You can read more about the honor in the Bugaboo Newsletter.

Interested in signing up for the Newsletter?  You can do that HERE.


Friday, December 30, 2011

A Look Back on 2011 ....

As I look back on 2011 ... 
I pause to take a deep breath and realize how lucky and blessed that I have been this year....
I have been on 3 Design Teams this year:

I have also entered many contests and challenges and have done very well!!!!

Here are my TOP 10 Blog Posts from 2011 (in no particular order)
Feel free to click on the heading hyperlink to take you to that particular blog post

Have a safe and Happy New Year!

Looking forward to seeing you back here for more fun in 2012!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cheers to the New Year!

Here's to the New Year!

This is my post for today's Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge.

I love this image by Dilly Beans!


Challenges Entered:
Paper Pretties - Ring in the New Year

Saturday, December 24, 2011

SteamPunk Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!!!

I made this ATC for the Wicked Wednesday reminder this week.

We used a Steampunk image.  I made mine fitting for today with red & green!


Challenges Entered:
Fun with ATCs - Christmas

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thanks Snow Much!

Have I said yet that I love love love snowmen! .... Well I do!

In fact I have a christmas tree dedicated to my love for snowmen!

And this snowman image means a lot to me ... Jehanne (Just Some Lines) created it and created something very special for me this Christmas ... a wool Christmas tree topper.  I have been looking for more than 3 years for a snowman angel for the top of my tree ... And I finally have one!!!
You can check out all of her creations on her Etsy shop!

Thanks Jehanne for the the wonderful designs that you bring us regularly and thanks SNOW much for my Christmas tree topper!


Cjhallenges entered:
Inky Impressions - Winter Fun

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa Baby

I made this for Bugaboos Challenge this week called "Santa Baby"

I combined a couple of Bugaboo images to make this card and image.

I think it turned out pretty cute.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Let it Snow ..... I'm Done!!!

Today is the last day of the Bugaboo 12 days of Christmas ... it's been fun!

Today we were to be inspired by a song .... for me it's let it snow (although I really don't miss snow) ....

I used this great image, colored it with my copics, and then add some Stickles.


Challenges Entered:
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Greeting as Focal Point
Partytime Tuesday - Use Holiday Greeting


For this Bugaboo entry, I needed to make a masculine card.

For me this is hard ... but my husband loves nutcrackers ... so I figured this could be masculine!

I colored these with my copics ... I matted on silver paper and then on red cardstock.


Challenges Entered:
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Karen's Doodles - Clean and Simple

Sweet Tweets

I love this little girl ... and what better than to give her than Christmas cupcakes!

This was an entry for a Feminine christmas card.  I think little girls and cupcakes are definitely feminine!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mad for Plaid

Today's Bugaboo challenge is to use Plaid.

I sure hope gingham counts as a plaid as this paper went perfectly with the image I chose!

I colored it with copics and popped the image ... I love that I used colors for this Christmas card that were not green and red.


Other Challenges Entered:
Creative inspirations - Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
Sassy Studio - Non-Traditional Christmas

Deck My Halls ....

For this next Bugaboo entry it needed to have some humor.

What says humor more than Ruby ... Decked out as a Tree!

I colored her with my copics and I added this perfect sentiment.


Challenges Entered:

Frosted with Gold

For the next Bugaboo entry I needed to use gold.   

I decided to add golden frosting to this cute cute cupcake.
I also added a gold ribbon.

Simple, Fun, and Yummy!


Challenges entered:
Drunken Stampers - Glittery Holiday

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Skating ....

Here I am just skating by with another entry in the Bugaboo 12 Days of Christmas.

For this entry we were to use a bird.

This is one of my favorite birds that Bugaboo has'
I colored him with my copics and added cardstock and a sentiment.


Challenges Entered:
Secret Crafter - All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings

Milk and Cookies

Aren't these guys adorable???!!!

I made this as part of Bugaboo's Day 8 - milk and cookies

So you see the bottle of milk ... do you see the cookie that I made???
I punched a circle and added chocolate chips!


Challenges Entered:
Totally Papercrafts - Anything but Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2011

Peace on Earth .....

Isn't this guy adorable ....

He's from Bugaboo and he has to be one of my favorite snowmen!

This was created for the 7th day of Christmas and a Photo Inspiration.


Challenges Entered:
Paperworks - Recipe
Paperplay - Snowman
Splendiferous Creations - Frosty and Friends

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Little Christmas Love for You!

Don't you just love this little squirrel!!!!  He is only $1 at the bugaboo site!!!  
What a deal!

I love him and added a felt heart in his hands ... it's a little something for YOU!

I am entering this as the 2nd day of Christmas for the LOVE theme...


Other Challenges: 
Flourishes - Sketch

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bring in the Tree!

I love this image by Bugaboo called Rudolph Tree.

I put in on this fabulous green gingham paper added some red cardstock and a pretty satin ribbon/bow.  Topit off with some bling and Viola!!!

This was made for Partridge in a Pear Tree day ... where you had to use a tree!


More Challenges Entered:
ABC Christmas - Yippee Christmas is Almost Here
Penny's PaperCrafting - Christmas
Truly Madly Crafty - Christmas