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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cute-ness alert~~

OK, I cannot believe I am doing two posts in one day~~this is a first! I'm lucky if I do one a WEEK! Well, I've been in all day, sneezing, coughing, etc~~nothing to do but color and read my new Cardmaker magazine! What a's tough, but someone has to do it! So.... short post, this is going into the following challenges:

LOTV (Anything Goes)
Outlawz (Anything Goes)
Stampavie (Anything but Square)
IBFC (Four Seasons)
CPS (Sketch)
Totally Gorguss (Sparkle)
Not very many this time LOL! Have a great night, I'm getting into my jammies and watching NCIS, mmmmmmm!


Hi everyone! Are ya all done with Christmas shopping from Black Friday and Cyber Monday??? Well, I did actually put a HUGE dent in mine yesterday, I braved the malls (everyone was home on their laptop!) I take these days VERY seriously! Why?? I worked for the PO for many years, and could never enjoy the fabby sales that went on, so now I'm right THERE, hahaha! BTW, if you still have some money, can I mention a few enabling sites?? LOTV is having a 10% plus FREE shipping until tomorrow, GB time. Oozak held their sale over for another day, and Sassy Cheryl's had a wonderful sale on her digi's. I'm a sucker for free shipping, Oozak has the BEST customer service on the planet, & Cheryl's images need to come w/a cuteness alert!---Sooo, moving right along, this digi is from Just Inklined, and done w/copics. One of the other sales yesterday was 7KidsCollegeFund, (10%) and a pre-order opportunity for new alcohol markers from Crafter's Companion. I bit the bullet and ordered the skin tones. I love my copics, but they are getting a bit out of reach for me in price (read: single, retired, old lady on SS) I'll let you know how I like them! I have a few Promarkers, and they're pretty good. OK, so enough chatting~~I'm in the house today (sick) so the upside  is coloring all day w/o guilt. I might actually get TWO posts in this week! I'm going for the following challenges:
Outlawz (Anything Goes)
Craft Your Passion ('Tis the Season)
Stamps R Us (Embossing) My sentiment is embossed
Tuesday Throwdown (Male Christmas)
ScrapCreations (Christmas)
Cardmadfairy (Christmas)
Sweet n' Sassy (Fave Things, mine is animals)
MFP (Masculine)
iCopic (Distressing/vintage)
OK, few random thoughts: I spent many, many winters in NH w/the kiddo's, and I really don't think moose are two-toned! However, they're not the color I originally had, so fixed a boo-boo! Second, is there ANYONE out there besides me who gets annoyed because my programs do not DVR when football is on???? AARRGGHH! I've missed so many "The Good Wife" episodes! Have a good afternoon! I guess it's a good day, if that's the only complaint I have!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bearly made it~

Hi everyone! Well Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, and I hope y'all had a wonderful holiday w/lots of FOOD! I was in GA, came home last night @ 12:00 midnight, and stayed up until 4:00 AM--then back up @ 7:00, what's up with that?? I have been trolling every website on the planet for a Leap Pad Explorer (I'm beginning to think they do not exist) for my granddaughter, and so far have been unsuccessful. In the meantime, I think my grandchildren gave me some kind of flu-ish thing, because my throat is sore, I'm achy~~OK, enough whining~~I'm ultimately leading into this image, which I loved, but couldn't seem to get it all together with a sketch. I just gave up finally, and tada, here it is\, sans sketch.  This is a downloaded digi from Cuddly Buddly (I am positive it is Pachela Studio)~~Oh my, they have the cutest digi stamps! So I am about to take my poor tired body for a nap, but before I do that, I'm getting this into the following challenges:
Outlawz Greeting Challenge (Presents)
IBFS (Four seasons)
Bearly Mine (Favorite things) Mine is coloring animals and children)
Ladybug Crafts (Winter blues)
Papertake Weekly (Festive)
Sassy Cheryl (Anything goes)
Cooking w/Katie (Punch/emboss/ink)
Repeat Impressions (Snowflake)
Cardmadfairy (Winter wonderland)
OCL (Cute critters)
Sweet n'Sassy (Fave things)
Totally Papercrafts (Christmas)
2 Sisters (Holiday)
Wee Memories (Christmas)
Crazy4Challenges (Snow)
Paper Sundaes (Winter wonderland)
Flowersoft (Winter blue)
Stamptacular (Christmas)
Ribbon Carousel (Holiday)
Sooooooo, that's it, now my eyeballs are falling out of my head, I need SLEEP, LOL!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hello Fall~~

OK, I swear this is my last post for another week, but I needed to get my AI challenge in for November! Isn't she adorable?? Copics, Flowersoft~I wish my photography skills could do justice to this paper, it's by Kanban, and it is fabulous! (I wish my photo skills would do justice to anything!)
I'm also entering this into:
Stampavie (Anything but square)
IBFS (Four Seasons)
Twin Touch Markers (In the garden)
Art Impressions (Colors of Fall)
Flutterby Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!!

One more~~

This is my last Thanksgiving card, moving on to the next holiday. Three times in one week, are you amazed? I am.......good thing I don't have 597 followers, they would be tired of me by now. So for other 1%, here I am! It is finally cooling off,  which means I am too. Trying to tie up loose ends prior to travelling. Went to a comedy club last night, and the two guys were pretty funny! I've never been to one before, I guess there is a first time for everything! So things I am thankful for this week:
1) I haven't tripped and fallen (see Milton the Moose post)
2) I have not lost my debit card (see #1)
3) I'm not cooking
4) I have beautiful children and grandchilden (they cook)
5) I live in a wonderful country, I'm healthy, able to sit up and take can be good sometimes..........

OK, this image is from Sassy Cheryl, colored in copics and I used some of my very special Cheery Lyn dies. I'm entering this into the following:
Sassy Cheryl (Stump the Boss..(Anything Goes)
Midnight Madness (Sketch)
Scrap Creations (Thanksgiving)
Card Making Mama's (Be Thankful)
OCL (Thankful)
Paper Sundaes (Digital image)
TTCRD (Thankful)
Cardmadfairy (Digi w/texture, I used clear glaze on ther shoes)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas #3

Wow, two cards in one day! That's scary! I obviously need a life....soooo, I said I was going to color up my Art Impressions stamp, but like any self-respecting divorced woman, I lied. ("Of course I'm not resentful, of course we can be friends, I hope you and what's-her-name have a GREAT life" that point I put the knife down, I was not sounding too credible heehee") This PB was in the "almost finished" stage, so decided to go ahead and get'r done. Me thinks that will be it for the week, I'm traveling to GA, TN and hope to God they have a cold snap! I'm entering this into: (drum roll please)
Outlawz (Sketch)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts (2nd entry, Christmas w/pearls)
Forever Friends (Christmas)
Stamping/Scrapping (Christmas using SB dies)
Sassy Cheryl's (Anything Goes)
My Mum's Crafts (Mix & Match)
PB Allsorts (2nd entry, animal)
ODBD (Metallic)
Stamptacular Sunday (Punches)
Twin Touch Markers (In The Garden)
Winter Wonderland (Christmas Mouse)

Christmas #2

Whew, my days got a LOT better after that last post~~I haven't fallen, and I have not lost the NEW debit card, things are looking up~~So I am inside today, because it is so freakin' hot here!!!!!!! I'm waiting for the humidity to stop, but SW is in the middle of a heat wave..........AARRGGHH! I colored my little Sugar Nellie up and I'm thinking this might fall under the category of non-traditional Christmas colors~~at least I hope it does.
I'm entering this into the following:
The Sugar Bowl (Sketch)
Bunny Zoe (Christmas w/pearls)
ABC Challenge (Dazzle)
Paper Pretties (Non-traditional Christmas colors)
AllSorts (Animals)
Truly Scrumptious (Christmas w/pearls)
Papercraft Journey (Embossing) (Hmmm, just noticed I was featured last week, need to grab the badge!)
Sweet Stamping (Gingham)

I guess that's it, but I will be back this week, it's almost time for the Art Impressions challenge!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Milton the Moose~~

Hmmmm, I THINK it's Milton! This is one of my last Thanksgiving cards, had thirteen of them this year. Now on to Christmas, EEEEK. So..........not a good day here. Up @ 5:30, hop out of bed ready for the gym, but first I need to feed the "kids." Well, it's dark out @ 5:30, so when I pounded into the living room, I promptly fell over my bag of copics that I had left on the floor the previous evening. BANG, right on my shoulder, and that should have been a clue TO GO BACK TO BED! But to the gym, then to the bank to make a withdrawal, and lo and behold, my debit card is missing. AARRGGHH. So I went back home, checked the balance, and sure enough, I used it on Sunday to download some MP3's. I spent HOURS tearing this house apart (not that it's that big, Frodo would have a hard time living here) no debit card. AARRGGHH! Get the mail~~letter from a lawyer, about a house I have not owned in FIVE years, and a husband I have not been married to for SIX years. And then I find out that my fave show "Revenge" is not on tonight! Now I am all achy and thinking that the gym is out for tomorrow..........OK, enough whining. My image is High Hopes, colored w/copics. I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Outlawz (Sketch)
High Hopes (Anything Goes)
Stamps R Us (Male)
Anything Goes (Stitches)
Sassy Cheryl (Embossing)
Tuesday Throwdown (Favorite colors) Fall is my fave season!
AllSorts (Creatures)
Simon Says (Recycle) (I used my scraps
Cuttlebug (Anything Goes) They're back, check them out!!!!!!!
Totally Papercrafts (Stitches)
Cleary I Stamp (Color Challenge)
Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes/Brown)
I hate to end this on a sad note, but if you follow a lot of blogs you might be familiar with Katie Renz, who has been bravely battling stomach cancer. Sadly, she died a few days ago, so please say a prayer for her young children and husband. I lost a husband many years ago during the holidays, when my children were very young, and so my heart aches for this family. They will need every prayer they can get..................CJ

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


How is everyone on this bee-u-tiful Toooos-day?????? Well, guess what?? I lost 2 pounds this week, FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!  I am @ the gym everyday, and sometimes it gets discouraging I must admit, but I am committed to this~~I need to lose 15 pounds, so now it's only 13! Anyway, my card today is not a fancy fold, I had waaaaay too much on my plate this afternoon, but hopefully within the next two days, I will have another one for you. The image is from Sassy Cheryl (O M G! Is this adorable!) I CASED a sentiment from one of the blogs, the inside reads "I'm bringing a guest for dinner." BWAAAAAAAH! I nearly fell off the chair when I saw it. I used my Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, some DP in my stash, and copics. I'm entering this into the following challenges: (Lots!)
CPS (Sketch)
TTCRD (Fall w/leaves)
iCopic (Thanksgiving)
Flowersoft (Turkey)
Sassy Cheryl (Embossing)
Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes w/Brown)
Outlawz (Thanksgiving)
Corrosive Challenge (Flourish)
Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)
Moving Along w/the Times (Anything Goes)
Digital Tuesday (Anything Goes)
Stampavie (Anything Goes)
Creative Card Crew (Thankful)
OK, another  one down the hatch! Have a great evening-tonight is NCIS, yeah!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Beautiful Fall~`

Oh, it is such a gorgeous day here!!!!! No humidity, no heat, and all is right with the world (sort of) Anyway, hope you enjoyed your week, and have some great plans for the weekend! I do a Zumba class on Saturdays, it is soooooo fun! Also have dinner plans for Sunday, so thought I would post today! Well, I made up my mind to do some fun folds for Thanksgiving, and here is the first one! It's called "Tunnel Card" and the directions are on SCS under resources. The Kitty image is from Serendipity Stamps & I'm pretty sure she is having a sale soon (free shipping, that always works for me) I'm trying this in the following challenges:
Flowersoft (Turkey/Animal)
CPS (Sketch)
Cupcake Challenges (Leaves)
Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
Scrap Creations (Pumpkins)
Tuesday Throwdown (Thanks)
Outlawz (Fancy Fold)
Card Making Mama (Die Cut)
Quirky Crafts (Leaves)
Stamping Sisters in Christ (Fall)
TTCRD (Fall)
Whew~~th-th-that's all folks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Just popping in today w/a Christmas card..........I know, I know, sorry! If you're anything like me, you have a loooong list and short wallet! Every year I tell myself I'm going to save for the NEXT year, but here I am again, still short on cash, still trying to lose weight, still single (OK, I digressed!) So anyway, this is a LOTV stamp, one of my fave, fave companies. I try to enter their challenges when I can (OK, add loser to the above list!) It's done w/copics & Prisma pencils, and I added some MS glitter & clear glaze. I am going to try and do my Christmas cards this year in different folds (this one not included) I have a folder really unique folds, and think I'm going to attempt them!
Anyway, have a nice Wednesday~~It's still beautiful here in FL, I can actually open all the windows and doors now and there is no humidity! (except the condo maintenance just put down lawn fertilizer ewwwwwww!) I am entering this into the following:
LOTV (Sketch)
Forever Friends (Bling/bling)
Outlawz Twisted Thursday (Copics & pencils)
Cupcake Challenge (Leaves)
Anything Goes (Stitches)
Papertake Weekly (Anything goes/bling)
Ribbon Carousel (Anything goes)
Pixie Cottage (Christmas)
Cuttlebug Spot (Anything goes)
Color Create (Burg/gold/green/cream)
Totally Papercrafts (Glitter)
RRR (Christmas)
Card Makin' Mama's (Die Cuts)
Sweet Stamping (Anything goes)
One Stitch @ a Time (Christmas)
Whew!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love the "Anything Goes" challenges! Bye for now!!!!