Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of my blogging friends! I pray that 2012 will be a truly blessed year for all of us. 2011 was a little rough for us but we're starting to see the light at the end of that proverbial 'tunnel'. Praise the Lord for that!

I would like to thank each one of you who take the time to leave such sweet & lovely comments as you visit with me. You truly are a sweet, sweet blessing to me. By the way.....I will be doing a little followers blog candy in January of my favorite things to craft with so watch for it.

See you all next year!!!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just skating by..........

It's my turn to post on the Sundays with Crissy challenge blog. We're nearing the end of our 24th challenge with everyone's FAVorite........"Anything Goes". You can check out all of the deets on the Sundays with Crissy blog.

I've used this adorable little skating snowman created by the talented Crissy Armstrong called "Snowman Skating". You can find him at Whimsy Stamps along with lots of other cute images by Crissy. Since he's a digital image I was able to shrink him down a bit so I could add him to the bottom corner of the little tag. I just love the versatility of digital stamping.

So whatcha think? Isn't he a cutie patootie! Of course I had to add lots of bling, bling to my card with snowflakes & lots of glitter. I've used my trustie Nesties, some pretty Nit Wit DP & ribbon from my stash. The sentiment was computer generated by me using PC Drop (a pcCrafter font).

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. My hubby surprised me with a Tim Holtz Vagabond die cutting machine. Yippee Skippee! Could you hear me screaming? LOL I'm so excited! Now I can finally use the larger dies. YAY hubby!!!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today & it's not too late to hop on over to Sundays with Crissy to join in our challenge.

This card is going to a dear friend who has been there for us through thick & thin.  We wanted to give him a special "thank you" gift for all he has done for us.  Thank you, Domingo!

I'm entering these challenges:
Digital Tuesday: #141 Winter Wonderland
Top Tip Tuesday: #66 Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs: #126 Winter Wonderland
Paper Playtime: #63 Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog: #7 Use a Sentiment (won Top 3)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Sparkle & Shine
Creative Inspirations Paint: Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes: #100 Celebrate (my friend's birthday)

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wishing you........

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A special Christmas card

After seeing a beautiful Christmas card made by Karen at "Luv To Stamp" on Pinterest last night I decided to make my daughter's bestie a card using the braided ribbon technique for the wreath. How much fun that was & Easy Peasy ta boot. Here are a couple of video tuts that show you how it's done......HERE and HERE. I used a pretty 1/4" green satin ribbon (the green is actually a little more greyish green but I had a hard time getting the color just right in PSE).

The sentiment was computer generated by me using the beautiful 'Chopin Script' font. The DP was from Bearly Mine Designs 'Vintage' set. I used my Scallop Circle Nestie & Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle Nestie & the rest of the embellies were from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:
Paper Sundaes: #100 Celebrate (Christmas)
Paper Playtime: #63 Anything goes plus a Sentiment

Thanks so much for visiting me today & have a Merry Merry Christmas one & all.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Baby Girl

Today is my beautiful daughter Kim's birthday! She's my oldest child but my only daughter so she'll always be my special Baby Girl! I had a blast making this card for her (& she loved it).

I found "Be a Cosmo Cover Girl" on the Cosmopolitan magazine site where you can create your own magazine cover & upload your own picture. I had such a fun time coming up with various "article" titles that fit her personality. She said it was the best card I've ever done for her. aaaawwww melted my heart! I love her so much!

Her best friend took her to San Diego for the weekend to celebrate her special day & surprised her with tickets to see her FAVorite football team..........the San Diego Chargers. They play today & I hope they win big just for her birthday!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Sunday, December 4, 2011


OMGosh!!! I just realized that today is my Blogoversary! I can't believe that it's already been 3 years since I started this amazing journey.

I want to thank all of you who have made this such a wonderful experience for me. I have been blessed with amazing friendships and sweet followers. I can't believe that so many of you actually want to follow me. LOL (I plan to share some blog candy after the New Year so be watching for that!)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have left such wonderful comments through the years & have made this sooooo enjoyable!!! Happy Blogoversary to me! LOL

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~