Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN PEEPS!  Hope everyone has a spooktacular day!  I am going to be working on some Design Team creations and some RAK cards today and I need to do a little house work too I guess. Enjoy your day, whatever you do.  Also want to give a big Texas shout out to all my new Followers, thanks for being here and hope you'll visit me often and do say Hello sometimes.........

Have a Great Day!

Until next time.....
By Bye

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Color Challenge

Evening all.  I am in love with the color choices for this week's Tuesday Color Challenge over on Outlawz.  Here is the picture of the colors we where to work with.  I found a digi that I liked in a folder of freebies I keep in on my desktop, unfortunately I am unsure who it is from.  I will try to figure it out, I know a friend told me where I could get it so I will try to find out from her and let you all know.  Isn't this the cutest outfit and child for that matter too!

Here is my card.  It's going to be a thank you to some friends who hosted an Adult Halloween Party over the past weekend.  I used all Paper Studio papers (the red and brown papers are actually a little shimmery) and then  cut them to size with small paper cutter.  Glued all to a 4 x 5 1/2 card base with Xyron Tape runner. Digi image was pre colored, I just used the largest spellbinders die from Labels 4 to die cut image with Grand Calibur.  Sponged on some orange chalk with a dauber before removing die from image, which gives you the white border.  Attached to card with foam tape mini squares. I then added the flower and leaf from Soft Spoken embellies.  Not sure the glitzy bling works but it's on there now!  I think it says Fall don't you??  

Well that's all I have for now.  Have a great night!

Until next time

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Monday and some good news

Hello everyone.  Hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend.  I am feeling tons better now that the migraine has seased!  So first I want to welcome another new follower, Katie.  Glad your here and hope you'll visit often.  And I just want to say that I hope everyone up in the northeast is safe and that the hurricane does not harm any of you or your families, your in my prayers!

And now for some good news, we all love good news right?  Well yesterday, Sunday, I rec'd an email that I made it on a Design Team, woohoo, can you see my happy dance!  I will be a design team member for 6 months (Nov. - April 2013) over at a new up and coming Blog and Store, THE STAMPING SHACK.  Please visit me and all the other Fabulous DT members over on The Stamping Shack starting Nov.1st, 2012.  They are based in the UK and have some wonderful Digital stamps by some great artists.  I know you will love what you see there.  Feel free to join in the Challenges on The Stamping shack Blog too.  We'd love to see all your creativeness at work.  I am really excited to be part of such a great group of DT members!  Wish me luck and I'll do my best not to disappoint ya'll. 

I also have to tell you that I was chosen to be a Guest Design Team member over on OUTLAWZ, for the Tueaday Color Challenges for the month of November in 2012.  I was very surprised  and honored to be invited! It will be a lot of fun, I'm sure.  So be sure to check back every Tuesday in November, starting Nov. 6, 2012.  

I feel so very honored & lucky to have been chosen for both of these positions.  Guess I'll be busy coming up with new ideas now.  Better get to it!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Until next time
Bye Ya'll

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Color Challenge

Hi it's time again for the Tuesday Color Challenge at Outlawz.  Here is what we have to work with
I have a really bad Migrane headache today  so I made a fast card, it's not that great but here it is anyways.  Just don't have the mojo today, but I tried anyway.  Used some Halloween Stickers that I have around forever.

That's all for today................

Until next time,

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Oh Boy, Another Birthday Card!

Happy Saturday afternoon all.  I just rec'd a phone call from a friend that we are invited to another gathering of friends for a girlfriends 50th Birthday.  She is not the girlie girl, flowery type so I had to come up with something different for her.  And she is also know as the "Bag Lady" she always has what you need in a bag somewhere on her person or in her truck, really no joking!  And she didn't want a big party (it's her 50th) so a few close friends are getting together at the local pub/restaurant tomorrow afternoon. So here is the card, it's a little different for me but I know she will appreciate it.  I used this stamp from Stamps Happen called Big Girl Panties.  Have it had for a long time and this was the perfect occasion to use it.  Colored it with Faber Castel Pencils and OMS. Corner punched dots and round corner punched the white top layer then layered Paper Studio papers on the base and used the round punch on them also.  She loves green so hence all the green.  I added the black flowers since it's her 50th! (the flowers are from:Creative Imaginations, Studio Collection.  The phrase on the bag says" Put on your Big Girl Panties and Deal with It!"  I also stamped the small Happy Birthday to front from JustRite Stampers.  I like it actually, wasn't sure while making it that I would, but it turned out pretty OK. Don't you think so too?

Well that's it for today.  Need to think about dinner and plan on doing some knitting this evening, hopefully.  Have great weekend!

Until next time,

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blog Candy Winner- Yippee

Happy Blog Candy Day!  So I now have 25 wonderful followers and new crafty friends.  I put all 25 names in a brown bag and had my hubby pull out a name for me. Are you ready, Drum Roll Please......
the winner is Kathy Kiefer, YAY Kathy. 

Kathy, please send me an email ( with your snail mail by monday evening or we shall have to pull a new name.  Congrats Kathy and thanks for following me and thanks to everyone who follows and visits here.  Love you all, Happy Crafting!

Until next time,
Tootles and TGIF

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Birthday Card Finished

Good Morning everyone!  I have to go clean a house today but I had to share the birthday card I mentioned to you yesterday that I had in the works.  Well it's finished and I am very happy with it and I am pretty sure my friend will love it.  She expects handmade cards from our house and tells me about it if I give her store bought.  Any ways my friend is a purple fan, hence all the purple.  So I used my spellbinder to die cut 2 corners from the Parisian Accents die and also 2 different sizes from Labels 4 die.  The corset stamp & sentiment are both from Rubbernecker Stamps.  The copper flowers and sprockets I am unsure who makes these as wrapper was tossed previously, unfortunately.  I used my Xyron glue runner to add the deep purple paper on the ivory card based. Added the corner die cuts with glue pen. Then embossed the corset and phrase with dark purple powder on the other die cuts. I used haystack color chalk and daubed it around the edges and added a bit of Bling to the top and bottom of each die cut. Then they were attached to the card with foam tape squares.  I then added the copper flowers & sprockets.  It still needed something so I added the light lavender Bling to each corner die.  I also used a small corner punch on the top right and bottom right corners.  I think that it is complete now! And here is the finished product.  Isn't it pretty?

Well guess I need to finish my morning coffee and get ready to head out in a little while.  Thanks for popping by for a visit.

Challenges I entered this card into:
Just a Scrappin - Anything Goes
Lady Bug Crafts - Embossing and Flowers

Until next time,

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Almost Blog Candy Time.........

OMG, I just realized we are only 1  follower away from being able to give the Blog Candy away.   One more and it's going to a new home.   Thanks to all who stop bye to visit and to all my fabulous followers.  Have a wonderful is a picture of the Blog Candy that I have up for grabs.

More Cards

Hi there.  I just realized last night I was behind & I needed to get some RAK cards out to some other Card Making friends in a few groups I belong to.  So here are some of the cards I sent out in the mail today.  

This first one was stamped with a rubber stamp on white card stock & I used a Spellbinder die, labels 25, on the front to make it a bit different.  Used water color pencils and OMS to color and added a bit of smooch paint to the flowers to add some shimmer to them, it's hard to see the shimmer effect in the picture.  Added some bling to finish it off.  Here it is. 

This one is off the  a friend in a Yahoo Group called Card Making Friends.

On to the next card.  This card was supposed to be for a color challenge but I was not thrilled with it for that but it will be perfect for a RAK card for a friend in Split Coaster Stampers RAK Group.  The digital  image is a freebie from Clearly  And here's the card:
Well that's it for now. Working on a birthday card for a friend and will post a picture when I get it all finished.  Have a great Wednesday!

Until next time............
Bye Y'all

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy 25th Anniversary

Well today is a very special day.  It's my Mom and Step dad's 25 year anniversary.  They made it!  So I made a special Card for them and here it is.  It's a gate fold with a lace ribbon sleeve.  I added all kinds of Butterflys, Flowers and Bling, Mum loves her bling!  There is some embossing on the hearts but it's kind hard to see in the picture.  So did I do alright?  I hope they love it and have many more happy years together!  Love you Guys!

That's it for today.

Until next time
Tootles all

Monday, October 15, 2012

I'm alittle bummed out, but not discouraged........

Hi all.  I made this card Friday to apply for a Design Team Position at 'Created with Love Blog, that was not made public, so I could not share it with you then, BUT the Challenge Blog owners decided at this time that they are not going to add anyone.  Sad face time :(  ........It was made with an image they sent me and I had to color it colored pencils and OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits) and create something. So I did this easy side step card.  Oh well I had a lot of fun making the card anyway. And it fits several challenges going on right now.  So I am entering in it the following Challenges:

Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Pumpkins

Even though I did make the DT at "Created with Love blog",  I am very happy with this card.  It will be going out in the mail to someone special soon.  

Have a nice evening.

Until next time

Monday, Monday, Monday......

Thanks for coming on over to visit this marvelous Monday.  Just finished cleaning around the house a bit and am thinking I need to get busy on this blog.  So your going to notice a few changes happening here. here in next couple days.  I have been working on getting all the pages of the blog to accept comments after each blog post but for some reason the only page that the setting for this work is on the home page, sooo I'm gonna change the pages up a bit.  Hopefully the changes will be for the better.  I would appreciate any and all comments on the changes I am making.  So please don't hold back, I want this blog to be easy for you all to visit and comment on, so please give me some feedback. 

Thanks for visiting and a Big Welcome to another new follower.  Only 3 more needed til Blog Candy Giveaway.....................

Until next time...
Hugz to everyone

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Happy Welcome

Hi all, just popping by to give a Big Warm Welcome to my new followers. Hope you enjoy your visits and come by often. Don't for get I love to get comments, so don't be shy.  So we are only 4 followers away from giving away the Blog Candy!  Thanks again for being my blog friend and I promise to do my best to reciprocate and follow you too.

Hugs to all....................

Until next time,

Needed a quick Card

It's Sunday morning and I had an unexpected call from a friends hubby that he was having a small gathering for his wife, my friend, for her birthday last night.  So of course, I had to make a rather quick birthday card for her to take to the gathering.  I think for not having time to really think about it, it came out rather nice.  I used an older Magenta rubber stamp and black embossing powder on white card stock.  I daubed onto the card front a light haystack and light purple ink. Then stamped the image in black ink and added embossing powder.  Embossed.  The back ground paper was made with a small rubber stamp of a twig, stamped in black.  That's all there is to it.  Glued all to card front and it's done.  Just added a birthday sentiment on white paper backed with black card stock.  I was happy with it and So was my friend.  And here is the card:

Oh I forgot to mention that I trimmed the stamped image with some decorative scissors.  So What do you think of the card? 

Until next visit,
Bye now

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Silver Anniversary

Hello and a Happy Saturday morning to you.  I made a Silver Anniversary card for my Mum and Step Dad and I must say it came out Pretty darn OK.  I will be showing a few pics of it but unfortunately not today, don't want to spoil the surprise for them.  My mum follows the blog and I don't want her to see it yet.  So you will have to wait til Tuesday.......sorry!   But I did get 2 cards in the mail that I'll share with you.  Both made by my mum, and they're very cute and pretty....................

 My Mum knows how much I love Owls and I certainly think that one is way cute!  Didn't she do a great job with these cards?  I think so, Thanks MUM!

Have a wonderful weekend and be safe.................

Until next time,

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cards for Birthdays and Challenges

Good Evening everyone.  Well I had a long day at work today and I am tuckered out!  I see a nice hot bath coming up later.... Anyway I promised to post the cards I made yesterday afternoon.  So pop on over to my Cards page to check them out.  Leave me love notes about what you think of them.  I do love getting your comments so please don't be shy, OK!  

Until next time..........
Good Nite!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

Morning all and Happy Thursday.   Sorry I haven't posted in the pasted days.... Been helping out  a friend who runs a house cleaning biz who is short handed and going on vacation for a few weeks and asked me to step in while she is gone.  Needless to say I've been getting dirty cleaning rather than crafting, LOL......  But I did get time yesterday afternoon to make 2 cards for Birthdays and that I plan to enter in a few Challenges.  But unfortunately you'll have to wait til later today to see them, gotta go clean some houses!!  But do check back later today to see what I have come up with.  

Oh and we have another new follower, YAY!  Only 7 more needed until  the blog candy can find a new home with one of my lovely followers!  

Gotta run,
See you all later today.....................................

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Card for the Tuesday Color Challenge

Hi all, lots going on today, but wanted to pop in and tell ya'll  to check my card page for the new color challenge at Outlawz, I made this card yesterday and put it up last night.  Let me know what ya think, OK.....

We still need 10 more followers before Blog Candy Give Away!!!

Until next time...........

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Blog Candy

Blog Candy Picture...... when I hit 25 followers, my hubby will pick a number from a hat, Good luck. Drum Roll please....................................

I hope this inspires you to follow me.  Now I am off to see what the Tuesday Color Challenge is over on Outlawz for this week.  Then it's time to get my homemade soup warming for dinner tonight.  The weather is perfect today, 77 degrees, and tonight it's going to be in the mid 50's, yippee!!  Come on Fall.  

Until next time.......

Two new Follwers ! Only 10 more to go...

Good Tuesday Morning!  I want to welcome 2 new followers, Katy and Brigitte.  Thanks for joining and hope you'll visit whenever you can and leave me some comment love!  Please be sure to check in here later today because I will be posting the Blog Candy Give Away Picture.  Once I hit 25 followers there will be a winner, YAY!  Only 10 more followers to go. So tell all your crafty friends to come on over......

OK gotta run out to get some groceries.  Have a great Tuesday!  

Until next time.............
Tootle loo

Monday, October 1, 2012

Cards & Challenges and a winning for me

Afternoon all.  Busy day here cleaning.....cleaned all my kitchen cabinets, polished all stainless appliances and sweep and mopped floor. Enough for one day! I did find time yesterday to get a card made that I believe fits several different challenges.  It has a free digital image on it from Sandi Huggett over on Outlwaz Challenge Forum, she is a terrific artist and creates some nice images.  Well here is the card and all the challenges I am enter it into.

Here are the challenges I have entered this card in
         Outlawz - Creative Freebie Challenge 
       Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes
       Totally Gorjuss - Punch & Die
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge 180
Simply Create Too - Autumn / Fall
Digi Haven- Anything Goes
MilkCoffee - Welcome fall
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn Colours
  Party time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Delicious  Doodles- Autumn Colors

And now for a bit of good news.  I just found out this morning that I was a Random Generator winner on Carolina Cards blog.  I was winner #10 and I won a wonderful Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder.  Can't wait to get it and see what I can create.  Here is a picture of the Spellbinder M-bossing folder I won and a link to Carolina Cards by Mary H.  if you get the chance stop by her blog she creates some beauties. 

Oh and I thought I share a card I made for a another kind of Challenge.  The card I made was for the September Card Chain Challenge at
 The Society of Stampaholics (S.O.S).   I like this Card Chain Challenge because your only making one card to swap with one other person.  This was my first time playing and here is the card I made for my partner.  Stop By S.O.S site and see all the Card Chain cards for the September Challenge.  And Maybe you'll be inspired to join in the October Card Chain Challenge. 

OK well I think I have rattled on enough for today.  Thanks for coming by and Welcome to 3 new Follower.  Only 10 members before the blog Candy Give Away!  

Until next time...........................
Happy Monday