Saturday, December 10, 2011

Nook Advent Blog Day 4 Winner!

KellyG Congratulations you are the winner of the Advent Blog post from Day 4. Please message me your address so I get your prize out to you pronto!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Card Sharks Week 3 Challenge 3

So I completed my card before the deadline and took a picture of it before I ran off to work so I could upload it there. Do you think that the camera made it out the door with me? Of course not! Anyhow I am going to post it anyhow! I am in last place so far anyhow. :( I think my total points are off so hopefully they will correct that. But minimally it is only off by 1 point. However since I am late with this card that will probably seal my fate. Nonetheless I have enjoyed completed the cards.

This challenge was for the Hearts card game and was to make a Love/Valentines card. This is the card I made using an old Life Preservers kit and some Shimmerz Mist.

Not my usual style and I have never been big fan of Heartsy stuff but I do love the misted heart. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Advent Calendar Day 4

My Scrapbook Nook is hosting an Advent Calendar this month. 24 of its members are posting a giveaway on their blog each day leading up to Christmas Day. Here is a list of the days:

4Lisa J
6Meg Aaron
10Kate Vickers
11Lilith Eeckels
14Arty Carty
16Annelie Maddoc
19Andrea Amu
22 Samantha
23 Anna Sigga
24 Jennie
25 Leah

So today is my day to host the Advent Calendar. There is so much going on with My Scrapbook Nook right now. The December kits are being delivered to homes as we speak. It is as delicious as the paper line in it suggests "Peppermint". The Design Team posts several challenges each month. As a matter of fact there is a Card Shark challenge going on now. In addition to that there was a November card kit that is inspiring many of us to get our Christmas cards completed. To say those cards are gorgeous is an understatement.

Well my gift for you today is the following:

Items you can use to make a Christmas gift and/or a banner or whatever your heart desires. To win this please leave a comment on this blog and someone's name will be drawn randomly.

Also do not forget to get your name in the drawing for Christmas Day. To do that please visit Leah Killian's blog. What a grand prize. Even if you don't win that prize they have an amazing deal on new subscriptions.

My creativity has been focused the past couple of weeks on decorating the house. This is the earliest I have had ALL my Christmas decorations up. Here are a few photos:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Card Shark Challenge Week 2

I have really enjoyed participating in My Scrapbook Nook Card Shark challenges. This is week 2 which presents with 3 new challenges. The first one represents the game BRIDGE. For this card we had to make a card with a nature theme and incorporate wood or nails. The idea being to use things one would use to build a bridge. Here is what I have come up with this challenge.

I used the wood colored alphas, a big floral embellie, and recycled a Prima packaging.
Items Used:
Jillibean Patterned Paper
Sassafras Diecut flowers
Prima floral centers
Heidi Swapp tape
Cosmo Cricket alphas
American Crafts pen

The second challenge was representing the game "Kings in the corner". We had to make a card fit for royalty. I tried to think outside of the box for this one. I figured since my DH thinks he is king of his castle that I would make a card for him.

Items Used:
Sassafras Alphas
Studio Calico patterned paper, rub-on, and die cut
K & Company frames
Making Memories metal embellishment
Bazzill cardstock

And the final challenge of this week was for the game BINGO. Although it isn't a card game per say one has to use cards to play bingo. For this challenge we had to have a grid on our card.

I loved the grid pattern of this background paper. Most of this stuff was from the December 2010 Nook kit. I cut the chipboard embellishment apart for the words Merry and Christmas as I did not like the big chipboard piece by itself.

Items used:
My Minds Eye paper, chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
EK Success border punch

I love how this is pushing me and helping me get some Christmas Cards too. Thanks for the inspiration and challenge.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Card Shark Challenge

I am participating in the Card Shark Challenges over on the Scrapbook Nook site. The first (aka ZERO) challenge was to implement a stamp, hidden sentiment, black, and ribbon. Here is my take on that challenge using my Edward Stamp.

I used some of my Copics. I have not taken any classes but I think I did fairly well.
Maya Road envelopes
Greeting Farm Stamp
Making Memories paper and alphas
Pink Paislee brads
Prima flowers

Challenge 1 was using Phase 10 card game as a sample Your first phase was to use one paper background, block of paper or card stock, one strip of paper or trim, and one decorative edge then take a picture. For phase two you embellish that card base. Here is Phase One:

And here is Phase 2:

I believe this was the December 2010 Nook kit and I just added some Red card stock and Cat's Eye ink.

Challenge Two was Solitaire challenge to create a card to cheer up someone lonely!

I love how this card turned out. I decided to keep the kettle its natural wood tone. This is a Nook kit from Summer 2010. I think it was June but please don't hold me to that.
Websters and LilyBee patterned paper
Kaiser Craft wood embellishment
Websters alphabet and doily
EK Success border punch

And the last challenge (Challenge 3) for this week is the Uno Challenge. For this challenge your card has to have the number 1 displayed on it. As you can see my ribbon has ones all over it.

This is also the December 2010 Nook kit.

I have really enjoyed these challenges thus far. I was worried that while I was on vacation that I would not have ample supplies to do this but I have. These cards are also helping me get my Christmas cards done. I have done 45 thus far but have about that many more to do. Thanks for letting me participate in the Card Shark challenge. I hope you enjoyed the cards.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lemonade & Layouts Crop

Please join us at Absolutely Alter It July 8-10th for a weekend of Lemonade and Layouts! Be refreshed by some challenges, make-n-takes, and games! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Such a time as this......

This has been a hard day. My grandmother went home to be with the Lord this morning. It appears that she passed in her sleep. I am so thankful to God that this is the case. It seems cliche to say this but I have never met another woman like my grandmother. She made EVERYONE feel special. She had several children and not once did she make one feel more important than the other. I remember as a child her and my grandfather. She was the submissive wife. One I strive to be. She would always have one of the grandchildren take grandfather his plate after she made it. More times than not it included a tomato biscuit. She taught me what a true mother and grandmother is. She is the most unselfish person I know. She was a hard worker. Up to her final days she would do all she could to help others. She could not sit while someone else made dinner. She insisted and would not take no for an answer. And don't even think you could visit her house and not eat. She could whip up a delicious, massive meal so fast. I think she had a magic wand. And her faith. It was her foundation. She didn't tell others what they should do. She led by example. I have always been raised and taught biblically that no human is perfect. Only Jesus is perfect. But my grandmother is as close to perfect as any human can be.
I sit here now missing her, wishing I had visited her more. Easy for me to say that now. Don't take your loved ones for granted. It is hard to make everyone happy but do your best. Give your all. Treat others as you want to be treated. I wish I could give her one more hug. One more kiss. Every time I saw her recently she was so fragile and confused I just wanted to lie next to her and just hold her. I wanted to be in her mind. Be where she thought she was. All I can think of now is that she is with papa. I just see her face light up when she sees Gods face then papas. And her childrens. I know she is happy! She has earned her wings. She always had wings but God made them visible to her now.
I hope our family can come together. Be united like I remember as a young child. I love EVERY one of my aunts and uncles. Do I always agree with what they say or do? NO! But they are family and I love them. I want us to be cohesive as granny would want us to be. Please pray for us.