Wednesday, October 26, 2011

JB43, SOFTly falling snow...



Hello everyone! After a difficult day at work, I am glad to sit here and type up this blog post! This week's prompt over at Jingle Belles is brought to us by the lovely Noelle McAdams, who wants us to think of softly falling snow, or anything soft will do...fuzzy fibers, felt, flocking, velvet...whatever you can put on a card! I

*thought* I had white felt that I was going to use to make snow, but I only had cream, which I thought wouldn't make for good snow. So, I went this route instead. I colored Barry with Bics and Sharpies, added some Stickles where the snow and the flakes are, and cut him out with the lacy circle Nesties. Then I had this funky fiber that matched the colors I had used, so I decided to weave it in and out of the holes around the circle. I embossed the cs base with the snowflake embossing folder, and then tapped some Moonlight White Stazon over top. Well, I gotta get going...we are headed over to my in-laws for lasagna!! AND the hubby made some apple crisp for dessert! :) Take care! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

JB42...A Caroling We Will Go!




Well, I am a day earlier than usual with my Jingle Belles entry...woohoo! This week, Stef and Lauren have asked us to go caroling...how fun! I love to go caroling, especially when there are goodies at the end! :) So, we were to be inspired by any holiday song, and I chose my favorite, "O Come, All Ye Faithful." This has been my favorite hymn for years...I especially love to hear the Bing Crosby version. For this card, I used another of those song papers, and chose the colors of my cardstock to match the image. My stamped image is another from the O Holy Night set from Inkadinkado that I used a couple of posts ago. It's layered with a large scalloped circle adorned with some small red gems from my stash. I used a gold gel pen over the halo on the image. And behind the image, I used the 3 colors of MS bakers twine I have, twisted them up three different times, adhered them behind the red panel, and used all three colors to tie a bow around them. Wow, I didn't mean to go into such detail over a simple card like this...I guess I was just chatty this evening! I hope you all are "having a good one", whatever you're doing! Take care! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JB41; Dreaming of a PINK Christmas...and a cure!



























With October being Breast Cancer awareness month, this week Lauren and Stef have asked us to use pink on our cards. For each card uploaded to the challenge, they will EACH donate $2.00 to Susan G. Komen for the cure! How awesome is that??? So, to try to help things along, I have made 3 cards for this week's challenge. The snowgirl with tree image is from Whimsie Doodles, and the penguin and mitten images are from Meljen's Designs. ALL are adorable, if you ask me! My favorite part of the mitten card is the funky MS glitter I found in my stash! :) Well, it's getting late, so I'd best get this linked up...I'm also entering this into Whimsie Doodles's challenge for this month, Think Pink...of course I'm only entering the one with the Whimsie Doodles image on it! ;) Thanks for looking, and take care! :)


ETA: I am also entering the penguin card into Meljen's current challenge...Use a Ribbon










Friday, October 7, 2011

Tag...you're it!



Well, Linda sent me this tag, so I guess I gotta try it...I'm supposed to list 10 things about myself. Beware, this could get boring...lol


1. I am a food service manager by day. This keeps me very busy for 8 hours a day, sometimes one or two more.


2. I have many, many Canadian relatives. Alot still live in Newfoundland, but only my mother and one of her sisters live in the US.


3. My teeth were awfully crooked as a kid. Thank goodness for braces!


4. My favorite color is green.


5. I LOOOOOOVE Ben and Jerry's Half Baked ice cream. I hardly ever eat any other flavor. Some people say that the name suits me....


6. I am 40 and have not yet had any cavities.


7. Hugh Jackman is my favorite actor.


8. I love the smell of huneysuckle in the summertime...and freshly cut grass.


9. I named my second daughter after a one time character in the show Hercules...Who remembers how Kevin Sorbo looked in that shirt?? LOL


10. My favorite group of all time is Foreigner...with Lou Gramm as the lead singer.


Well, that wasn't as hard as I thought it might be. If anyone is still here, I hope you enjoyed this post. Now to tag some other bloggers:



Carol, my oldest crafting buddy...here

Lauren, cuz she's just cool...here

Jill, a sweet lady...here

Steph, another cool lady...here

Stef, co-creator of Jingle Belles with Lauren up above, and another cool lady...here


I hope these ladies don't mind me doing this to them too much... have a good night! :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

JB40...Peace




Wanna hurry and get this linked...will describe later...

OK, now that I am linked up, I can tell you that the theme over at Jingle Belles this week is Peace. Don't we all need some more of that over the holidays, and all year round, for that matter? I've been wanting to make this card for awhile now, a couple of years to be exact. I'm a bit disappointed about my sponging, but it is what it is. I really should be more vigilant about getting my challenge cards done in a more timely fashion...hehehe! Good thing I already knew what I wanted to do! :) Here is a link to the page I got the sheet music from for anyone who may want it. My image is from a set from Inkadinkado.

So, what does everyone else have planned for this evening? As soon as the girls go to bed, we are gonna pop Lethal Weapon 2 into the home theater system. We watched the first one the other night...I had forgotten how hot Mel Gibson was back then! LOL Whatever you do, I hope you enjoy your evening! Take care! :)