Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Company & Candy

Just wanted to pop in and tell you about this great new Stamp Company. It's called Whimsy Stamps.

They are available from the talented Denise She's finally decided to start her own company and has great artists lined up to draw the cutest little things you ever saw. She has images of her first 3 stamps up on her blog and a chance to win one of them as a candy. I would love to have these little fellows in my collection. Go check them out.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Turkey, What Turkey?

I wanted to share this little something with you guys. I have not crafted as such lately so have no cards to show you. There's just not enough hours in the day. But I did manage to help Megan with a project for school and I thought you might like to see.

The other day she brought home a picture of a turkey and we were asked to work on it all together as a family. We had to disguise the turkey so that it wouldn't end up as Thanksgiving dinner. Paul didn't have time to help and Jake wasn't really that interested either so it was up to us girls. Megan wanted to turn her into a Flower Princess. So I drew a load of leaves on some construction paper and gave Megan a pair of scissors to cut them out. Once she had done that I gave her a couple of my flower punches and some more construction paper and let her punch away to her hearts content while I set about sticking the leaves down. Megan made a large pile of flowers. She really had fun with the punches. We also made her a dress of yellow construction paper and then glued all the flowers all over both the dress and the leaves. Megan wanted her to sparkle so I stuck sparkler stickers in the middle of all the flowers and used a glitter pen down all the leaves. So here she is finished our flower princess. Do you think it's a good enough disguise?

FYI - Friday we are off on holiday to Disneyworld so there will be no crafting posts till December. However if you want to read about our adventure I will be attempting to keep the family blog up to date with news of our adventures. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and I will see you all again in December.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

I got an Award

My friend and fellow Blogger, Julie has given me the Kreativ Blogger Award! She has been a dear friend ever since I joined Cards Made By Hand two and a half years ago. It is a MSN group that is in the process of moving to YUKU. She makes great cards. I hope you pop over and check her out.

Here's the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Most everyone who I would nominate for one of these has one so you must excuse me for not passing it on. I would however suggest you take a look through my Inspiration list. All these blogs are awesome. I dare you to take a look and I bet you will like all of them. Go on take a look at them.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Tree Charlotte

I had planned to enter this on last weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge . The subject was red and green. But I was having some mojo trouble and by the time I got it ironed out the next challenge was up and running. Still here it is for your enjoyment.

Cardstock is Garden Green and Real Red.
DP is from American Greetings.
Image is Whiff of Joy.
Ribbon is Real Red

Sentiment is from SU Riveting
Circle Scallop and other circle punches also used
Sentiment mounted on dimensional

Things are gonna get a little quiet around here I'm afraid. I have got an awful lot of stuff to get done in the next 2 weeks before we go on holiday that clearly my focus is not on card making at the moment. I hope if I get time to create I will pop in with something new to show you. But I'm not sure how often that may be. Bare with me though as I will be back.


Monday, November 3, 2008

Month Long Weekly Blog Candy

You can find it over on Vicki's Blog.

She is not only celebrating making 40,000 hits but it is also her Blogaversary.

Why don't y'all just pop over and check it out and congratulate her.

Here's a pic of what she is offering this week.