10.31.2009

Thank you for being a friend

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Check out my Christmas Blog Candy
here!

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Happy Halloween - can you believe it is the last day of October?? Do you know what that means?? In Canada, the day after Halloween is full blown Christmas mode! My absolute favorite time of the year!! Yiiiipppppeeeeeeeee!

As for Halloween, if you are sending your little trick-or-treaters out, you should send them my way. We have BIG bags of chips to hand out!

Challenge for today: I combined the beautiful SPCC Color Challenge:


with the fantastic Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge:


...to create one card (I took a break from Christmas card making):




Card Ingredients: K&Co Classic K McKenna paper; Recollections cardstock; Thanks Cuttlebug folder; K&Co Wild Saffron Flower embellishment; me and my BIG ideas gems; Copic 0.3; Michaels dollar bin stamp; Stampin' Up Purely Pomegranate; Offray ribbon; random button and twine.

Happy Saturday!! Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!
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CANDY, CANDY, CANDY!

****CLOSED****

It's
CANDY time - nom nom nom!



I found some Christmas candy - finally!!!! Wahooooo!!! Let me blab for a bit k? So I went to check out the Christmas scrapping paper packs and didn't think anything was good enough for my blogging buddies. So I went over to the other paper pack section and I found Cosmo Cricket. Michaels only has two different packs, which just came in to their store. When I went to pay for it, it didn't even come up as a store item. I mentioned that maybe it would be free, but no such luck :) I held up the line for about 5 minutes (every one behind me was pleased as punch). But finally found the price and it was all good.... So that is my story.



Cosmo Cricket Earth Love & the Boyfriend 48 12 x 12 sheets of sweet goodness:

Retail price: $32 CAD which is approximately $29.71 USD and 20.13 EUR :)

Isn't it delish - I want it for myself!!!

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I also have "Runner Up Candy"!!

Colorbok Chipboard Book - 5 sheet snowman
studio g holiday clear stamps - 5 packs in total varying from 3 - 5 stamps in each



(closer look at the stamps)


Retail price: $10 CAD which is approximately $9.29 USD and 6.29 EUR :)

Soooo, now I have to come up with some rules:

1. Become a follower and you get an entry, if you are already a follower you get an entry as well

2. You will get another TWO entries if you post/link on your blog about my Candy (please leave me a comment and your link on this post that you have done this, then I can allow for the extra entries)

3. You can also get another entry by commenting on this post and telling me something I don't know about you. Yes, I am snoopy - really though, I love to learn more about my blogging buddies. That's what makes us BUDDIES!

More rules:

If I can reach 100 followers, I will also throw in ANOTHER Cosmo Cricket paper pack - yeppers, double the yumminess!

This candy will close 11:59pm EST, Friday, November 20th. I will do a random draw and the winners will be posted on Saturday, November 21st.

This contest is open to all my world wide blogging buddies :)

Thank you everyone!!!!!


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10.29.2009

Comet and Blitzen

Good Thursday evening everyone! It is almost the weekend and I can not wait for it!! Any day I can spend at home is a good day!

Christmas Blog Candy Alert: Check out my blog candy here.

Tonight's challenge: The Pink Elephant is up with Ella's Kitchen Recipe Challenge this week (#38):

The Color Black, Hardware and Distressing


Here is my entry:


Hardware and I did a black ink paper distress:


I gave my lil reindeer friends pearl bums - aren't they adorable?

Card Ingredients: Recollections Hot Pink Pinstripes and Rockets 'n' Sprockets Gear Head paper; Recollections cardstock; atd chipboard; Offray ribbon; Craftsmart Black ink; random pearls and twine. I can't remember who makes the metal "Seasons Greetings" tag.

Happy Thursday!! I am a tired lil bean and I am going to bed (yes I know it is only 8:20 - just call me Gramma). Take care!!! Wish me luck on finding the perfect Christmas Blog Candy tomorrow!!
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10.28.2009

Underneath the mistletoe

Good Wednesday evening!! Hope the week has treated you all to laughter and love :)

Christmas Blog Candy Info:
I went to Michaels again after work today, still no shelves stocked. I will go tomorrow. Someone asked why I just don't phone - I would rather just go in person and waste my time {ha ha} I will keep you all posted!!!

Challenge #1: Unscripted Sketches is up with another fantastic sketch!!



And here is my masculine entry, I am quite proud of this one:


Card Ingredients: Recollections cardstock; Making Memories brads; studio g stamps; Craftsmart Black and Pine ink; random Christmas tag and twine.

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Challenge #2: Get Sketchy is also up with this weeks fancy-schmancy sketch:

Bonus Challenge: Use buttons.



And boy, did I use buttons ;)


Card Ingredients:
K&Co Tim Coffey paper; K&Co Que Sera Sera border; studio g stamp; Craftsmart Brick Red ink; random Christmas tags and buttons.

Happy Wednesday!! I will see you all again tomorrow after I watch Survivor ;)
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10.27.2009

Holly Jolly Christmas

Good Tuesday evening all!! I have been a busy lil beaver making as many Christmas cards as I can (which amounts to maybe 2 a night - hmmmmm, not that many).

Anyhoo, I went to Michaels after work today to see if they had any Christmas paper pads in stock yet and FINALLY I see that they are preparing for their arrival. As soon as they come in, I will start my Christmas Blog Candy. I promise!

Tonight's challenge: sketchy thursdays has a new sketch for this week:



My challenge: I am in full swing Christmas card making. I did my VERY BEST to incorporate the sketch into my card. And it was tough LOL. It isn't the same really at all, but I did use the sketch as my inspiration, so that counts - right :) Plus I have been wanting to show my support to Diana and Heidi at sketchy thursdays as I have been slacking in the scrapping department lately.

I shall bore you no more with my bla bla bla-ing ;) ...

Here is my entry:



Card Ingredients: K&Co Carolyn Gavin paper; Recollections cardstock; atd chipboard; me and my BIG ideas gems; Delta Silver ink; Offray and Celebrate It ribbons.

Happy Tuesday!!! Thanks for the love!!
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10.26.2009

Frosty the Snowman

Good Monday evening. Hard to believe it is the last week of October - where has the time gone??

Tonight's challenge: The crafty ladies over at Frosted Designs is up with this weeks challenge:


My entry, Mr. Frosty:


Card Ingredients: Recollections Rockets 'n' Sprockets Gear Head and Switchback paper (that is a mouthful); Recollections cardstock; studio g stamps; Craftsmart Brick Red ink; random Christmas tag.

Happy Monday!! I will be here tomorrow night, hope to see you then!!
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10.25.2009

'Tis the season

Hello everyone. It has been a nice day of crafting distractions. TWO months until Christmas, now that is exciting!!

Today's challenge: Sami at SPCC is up with this weeks color challenge. I am just squeaking this in in time.



I find the colors to be very "fall-ish" and since I am in the Christmas card making mode this was a big challenge for me. You have to remember that it is practically winter here in mid-Canada and Thanksgiving has already passed :)

I am so pleased how my card turned out, this wasn't my original plan but in the end, it all worked out!!




This lil guy's gift was a bright green, I took some paper and made his gift match the card.



And I wouldn't be "Three Trees" {hee hee} without ribbon, twine and a button!


Card Ingredients: K&Co Tim Coffey paper; Ms dollar bin ribbon; studio g stamp; Craftsmart Black ink; random Christmas tag, button, gems and twine.

Happy Sunday! Hope the weekend is treating you warm and snuggly! See you all tomorrow :)
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10.24.2009

Fa la la la

Good Saturday evening!! I hope the weekend is treating you all well and that you are behaving yourselves ;)

Today I got a chance to do a couple of Christmas cards - yeah!!!! I am now on a Christmas card kick - must get many done!!

Tonight's challenge: Sami at SPCC is up with a new Christmas Color challenge.



I did two cards for this challenge, both the same, but different :)

Merry Christmas:

Card Ingredients:
Recollections Hot Pink Pinstripe paper; Recollections cardstock; Inkadinkado stamp; Delta silver ink; Offray and Ms dollar bin ribbon; random buttons and twine.


Joy Peace Love:

Card Ingredients:
Recollections Hot Pink Houndstooth paper; Recollections cardstock; Inkadinkado stamp; Craftsmart black ink; Offray ribbon; random buttons and twine.

I am slowly learning how to use stamps. I still haven't ventured into images yet - maybe someday!

Happy Saturday!! See you all tomorrow! Thank for all your support!!!! Mwah!
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10.23.2009

Blog Candy Winner...

Well, you all had a one in fourteen chance to win my lil Blog Candy!
So I put all the names in a container and I pulled out a "2". That means biscuitlid (Victoria) is our winner. Congrats to my blogging buddy across the pond!! Give me your address and I will ship out these cuties on Monday! (just click on "contact me" at the top left)

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