Friday, February 25, 2011

New Challenge - Birthday Sundaes!

Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011.
The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes! I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards.

Go check it out: Birthday Sundaes .

Hambo Hoedown #4

Here's my card for Hambo Hoedown #4.

Cute little guy, isn't he?

Did you know that if you play along, you can get images like this for free! Well, he won't be free this time, but if you purchase him and play, the next one will be.

Come join the fun. They have great images!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

BLOGGER problems...

Is anyone else having tons of problems with Blogger??

My BLOGS LIST of the ones that I follow keeps disappearing.

I've tried to find out if there are problems for more people, but can't find it out for sure. Every day, for the past several days, the list just simply disappears for hours at a time. Today it was gone for over 6 hours.

Eventually it does come back, but what a PAIN! And I wonder if it's just me? Let me know if you have been having the same problems. Please.

I've tried to contact them, but not having good results with that either! Everything keeps bouncing back to their Q&A and there isn't a good response in there.

Monday, February 21, 2011

trying to get ahead...

Well, I've been trying to get some birthday cards made up ahead of needing them, so today that was a project. i actually have about a dozen more partly completed. You know, when you find the right papers, or when using the cuttlebug and nesties, you do more than one at a time!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

candy will be coming real soon.....

Hey everyone!

Just a heads up that I hope to post some blog candy later this week. I'm going to try and do this every quarter this year.

Some of the items are things I purchased early on at this hobby, and then found out I didn't like (such as stickers) and a couple are just great bargains I found and so I bought 2 - keeping one myself and giving the other away. And then a very few are things I have received as blog candy that I know I won't be using - so I hope the original giver isn't too upset that I'm sharing it on to others who I hope will enjoy them to their fullest.

So stay tuned. This will probably run until mid-March - to give lots of time to sign up.

Cupcakes anyone?


I could eat these!

Here are some of the cards I've made with a few images I recently won at
Limited Runs. Aren't these lovely images. Nikki does such a fantastic job - you need to go there and check them out. She has tons and tons of cupcake images (plus some other images as well) but I adore these cupcakes.
And I just realized I haven't posted much except a couple of challenge cards in a while. I'm WAAY behind in posting. I make at least 10 cards a week on average, but you couldn't tell it here. I'll try and come back later today and post a few that I have pictures of. Some, sadly, get sent before I take photos. Still working on that!!
Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hambo Hoedown#3

Here's my submission for Challenge #3 at Hambo Hoedown . Love this little Pelican.

If you haven't been playing along, come join in. It's fun and easy and you get a freebie image for playing along!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hambo Hoedown #2

Well, here's my little card for the Hambo Hoedown#2 Challenge. I'm not into monsters too much, but this one is a little cute.
Love that heart he's holding onto!
Have you checked out this new Challenge yet? You can get a freebie image when you continue playing! Go on, check it out Here .
This note card was actually one I got right after Halloween at Joann's and so I thought it was very fitting for this little monster!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I found an adorable image...

and it was attached to this challenge! So I made a card to enter.

The Challenge info is Here . Check it out. Runs through Feb 23rd I think.

Maybe I'm a little more sensitive since the birth of my granddaughter, but I'm seeing more and more babies now! But this is a very cute image.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Limited Runs free cupcake

Here's my entry into Limited Run's Challenge.

Love the little cupcake (which was a freebie - might still be), and if you have never checked this blog - go to it! There are SOOO many outstanding cupcakes to choose from. I have several of them, and would love to win more!!

There are images other than cupcakes, but I think Nikki's cupcakes are the BEST!

What are you waiting on - I mean it - go check it out!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Share the CraftySteals Love ...Win a Prize!

This Valentine's day Crafty Steals wants to share a little love to a couple special customers. We have 2 "lovely" prize packs that we can't wait to send out!

So here's how to enter: It's simple just share the Crafty Steals love! Tell your crafty bargain hunter friends... invite them to be our facebook friends, follow our blog or twitter or sign up for email alerts. Then come back and leave us a comment on how many crafty friends you "shared the love" with.

OK, now I've complied. Please let them know I SENT YOU when you do one or more of those connections. Thanks!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Lovely candy

OK, I just have to tell you about this candy - that I don't want you to win!!!!

Jennifer from Outside My Window just posted this, because her birthday is coming up soon, and she's giving away 16 (yes, that's right) sweet pea pieces of rubber!!
I am telling you about this so I can get an extra entry, but I don't want you to win -- I want to win. Sweet Pea Stamps are great, and the chance to get 16 of them is just too great to pass up!
So if you feel you must enter - PLEASE be nice enough to mention my name!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Liebster Award

Yesterday I was given this award by Holly . If you've never been to her blog you should take a minute to click on her name and go visit. She is a very special lady. I'm thrilled she thinks enough of my blog to give me this award!

There are a couple of rules that accompany this award.
First you need to post about the award and then thank and link back to the person who presented it to you. You also need to let them know that you have accepted the award. Then you need to select 3-5 people to present the award to and inform them.

Holly told me a little about what she thinks this award is about or why she went along with it. The Arnold-Liebster Foundation seeks to promote peace, tolerance, human rights, and religious freedom by peaceful and nonpolitical means. She said she didn't know for sure if the Liebster award is based on the Arnold-Liebster Foundation, but was going with it by giving the award.

Here are my three choices:

Chris from Chrisd - Simple Things in Life

Karen from Have A Scrap Happy Day

Debbi from Diamond Grove

Check them out, you won't be disappointed if you pay them a visit!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hambo Hoedown entry

Hi. Here's my entry into the Hambo Hoedown #1 Challenge. I love their images, but I'm not into Football. But Purdue is the hometown team, so I made a card featuring them.

Go check out the challenge Here (and get a freebie image too) and join in the fun.

Sorry I haven't posted much, but things have been hectic around here. Lots of snow, sleet/ice and very cold weather (we're just a little south of Chicago) and I've been busy making up Valentine's that my hubby took to his work to sell. Many of his co-workers purchased some last year - so we'll see what happens.

I promise to do better. Well, I'll try anyway!

Here's another photo of that gorgeous grandaughter of mine!
So far she isn't opening her eyes for me. Every time I get around her, she either sleeps or pretends to sleep and refuses to open those eyes. So my son took this photo for me to prove she doesn't actually sleep 24/7! Bet they sometimes wish she did!

You all have a great day, stay warm, and I'll post again soon!