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Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hi my friends!  First, I want to thank all of you who visited my blog to wish me a Happy Birthday!  It was a great birthday week.  I celebrated every day going out to lunch or dinner and still had a couple lunches left over for this week too.  I do love to eat.  Good think I like to work out too!  ;) 

On the the business at hand - here is the prize again in case you have forgotten what it looked like.
   This consists of: 
  1. October Afternoon 8 x 8 Paper Pad - Witch Hazel
  2. October AFternoon Witch Hazel embellishments
  3. Roll of Halloween ribbon
  4. We R Memory Keepers spider web brads
  5. Studio G Happy Halloween clear stamps 
  6. Jolee's Boutique - spiders and webs stickers
 Lots of fun stuff to play with.

On to picking the winner.  I went through all the comments and made a list as they were entered on my blog of each person who said Happy Birthday and gave each one a number.  Then I used my Random Generator to pick a number.  The number that was picked was No. 12.

I thought I could post the list here, but it won't let me attach it.  :(    I'll just have to announce it without showing the list

The winner of the Birthday Blog Candy for 2014 is BECCA CRUGER!
Congratulations Becca!  I need you to e-mail me your snail mail address so I can get your prize off to you.  Thanks again to everyone for the birthday wishes.  I also appreciate those who became new followers.  I need to come by your blogs and return the favor.  This was fun, and I look forward to having another blog candy giveaway sometime. 

A Little Wicked Honey - CK #61

Happy Halloween Eve or as we always celebrated when I was a kid - "Mischief Night"!  What fun that used to be.  I don't know if kids still roam the streets causing Havoc anymore on Halloween Eve!  Oh wait!  They do that all year round nowadays don't they??  ;)  Sad, but true.  Back in the "good old days" it was all just in fun - soaping car windows, teepeeing people's houses, throwing candy corn on their porches, etc. We never did anything that was vandalism that would do damage to someone's property, just had some fun.  I also grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone else's business.  It was hard to get away with anything.

I wanted to present one last Halloween card for this year.  Over at Creative Knockouts I had a choice between a wedding image and Wicked Honey and chose to do Halloween again.  Our theme this week is Patchwork Pretties, so use patchwork design on your card.  Here's mine -

Materials Used:

  • Image - Sassy Studio Designs - Wicked Honey
  • Sentiment - Authentique - Beware Sticker; Bo Bunny - Oct 31 sticker
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Basis Black and Wild Wasabi
  • Designer Paper - from my stash
  • Accesories - Halloween Cricut Cartridge; Recollections - blink flourish; ribbon from my stash; Nestabilities - Radiant Rectangles Die.
  • Copic Markers - E23, E27, E29; E50, E51, E53; N4, N6, N8; R20, R32, R46; YG11, YG21, YG23; YR01, YR02, YR21
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs.  There are some fabulous images in her store, so drop on by an check them out. 
Don't forget to hop on over to the Creative Knockout Challenge blog and check out the rest of the Design Team creations.  I hope you'll play along with us this week.  The winner or one of the Top 3 could be you!

I will have a post later to announce the winner of my Birthday Blog Candy.   I will have one of my GF's at work draw a name from all the entries.  Looked to me like a lot of you were interested and I appreciate all the Happy Birthday wishes.  It was a Great week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kitty Kat Boo - CCC #73 - Bow + Blog Candy

Hi friends and Happy Tuesday!  I hear from my Northern friends that they are having cold weather and even snow.  Here in H Town we're still in the 80's, but the weather person says that's going to change soon.  One thing I miss about not living in the North is the changing color of the leaves.  They look so pretty all orange, yellow, and gold.  And the kids are all getting ready to go out Trick or Treating on Halloween!  That was always a fun time in my little home town.  Not like it is these days.  I thought I'd celebrate the spirit of Halloween with my card this week for Creative Card Crew. Our theme this fortnight is Bows!  See, super easy. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Lacy Sunshine - Kitty Kat Boo
  • Sentiment - Cut from a piece of designer paper
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, Basic Black
  • Designer Paper - Graphic 45 - Happy Haunting
  • Accessories - Cricut Halloween Die Cut; Martha Stewart - Fir Branch Punch; Spider and ribbon from my stash; Recollections – Flowers
  • Copic Markers - E19; E40, E41, E42; R01, R23; N4, N5, N7; V01, V06, V15; YG61, YG63, YG67; YR000, YR00, YR02, YR07; YR14, YR18
 We have two great sponsors this fortnight --

Prize: $10 Gift Voucher
Prize: 3 Images
 So, now it's your turn.  Hop on over to the Creative Card Crew challenge blog and bring a bow along with you however you want to make it.  This time you could be one of our winners.  Hope to see you there!

So, now that is taken care of, we're on to a fun part of this post.  Not only is it Tuesday, but it's also my BIRTHDAY!  That's right!  And to celebrate instead of receiving gifts, I want to give a gift to one of my followers.  All you have to do is leave a comment with a Happy Birthday wish and you will be eligible to win this prize.  You'll have until October 30 to enter.  Have fun!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Halloween
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Layer It
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Seeing Dots
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Ppinkydolls - Anything Goes or Halloween
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes - Option Use Orange
The Paper Girls - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Use Orange
Lacy Sunshine - Halloween
Sentimental Sunday - Too Cute to Spook
The Corrosive Challenge - Halloween

Sunday, October 19, 2014

PInk Petal - OSAAT #222

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday!  I hope you're having a good weekend.  Busy one here - nothing exciting - general chores and getting the license plate put on the front of my new car!  So nice not to have to deal with a/c issues anymore.

Today it's time for a new card for One Stitch at a Time!  Our theme is Anything Goes with a Butterfly. So you can enter any project you like as long as there is a butterfly on it somewhere.  Here's what I came up with.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Hope Jacare - Petal
  • Sentiment - Whimsey Stamps - Lovely Spring Sliders 2
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Pretty in Pink
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Nature Garden collection
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Label 14 Die; Recollections - Butterfly; Prima - Hello Pastel Bling; Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers and lace; Martha Stewart - Leaf Punch; Stampin Up - Oval Punch
  •  Copic Markers:  B0000, B000, B52; E50, 351, E53; R81, R83, R85
 Our sponsor is our own Stitchy Bear Stamps and the prize this time is the October Prize Package

I hope you'll come play with us this time.  Don't forget to hop on over to the OSAAT challenge blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly Pink

Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
Fairytale Stampers - Something New (Butterfly)
Pile It On - Cheerful/Uplifting Message
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist - Shimmer & Sparkle
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Sweet 7 Designs Challenge - Sassy & Girly
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafty Creations - Thinking of You
Miriam's Crafting Blog - Shades of Pink
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Think Pink

Friday, October 17, 2014

Animal Friends - CK #59

Good morning my friends.  Sorry I'm a little late getting my blog. I knew there was something I wasn't doing.  It has been a little nerve wracking this week.  First I realized a week ago that I didn't have any security service on my house. Yikes!  I finally went wireless though and now am completely covered and also have the choice to do away with my land line.  What do you think? Do you still have a land line?  Why?

Okay, on to my card for this week's challenge at Creative Knockouts.  Our theme is Animal Friends, and so whatever you create, make sure you include an animal on it.
I just loved this cute little image. Reminds me of my house every morning or that's me on the pillow and my fur babies trying to get me up!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Sweet N Sassy - Surprise
  • Sentiment - Came with the Image
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray, Porcelain
  • Accessories - Karen Foster - Fish Pinch Tab; Stampin Up - Going Gray Taffeta Ribbon; Nestimbilities - labels die
  • Copic Markers - C0; N2, N4, N6; Y06, Y11; YG03, YG11, YG61; YR00, YR21, YR23, YR24
 Our wonderful sponsor this week is Sweet n Sassy.  She has some adorable images in her shop so don't forget to hop over there and check them out.  Then hop over to the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has been up to.  I hope you'll come join us and play along.  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Anna Mae 2

Hi my friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  We had a wild Thursday here at the Cat House.  I had to take ALL 4 of the fur babies to the vet.  I suspected ear mites again and I was right - 3 out of 4.  We ended up treating them all this time; last time it was just 2 of them.  I wish you could have seen all the fun I had trying to get 4 kitties into 2 cat carriers.  And I have to do this two more times.  They need to go back in 2 weeks for another shot and more meds in their ears and they'll get their yearly vaccinations while they are there.  Then they go back in another 2 weeks for their last shot and more meds in their ears.  Hopefully that will take care of the little mites and we won't have any more scratching.  Ugh!

So, I have a just for fun card for you today.  I was given this image from Scrappers Delight by our leader over at One Stitch at a Time.  She was fun to color up and showcase.  I didn't add a lot of extras to it.  I just liked it with the little bit of bling and the sentiment.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Scrappers Delight - Halloween Anna Mae 2
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Tee Hee Hee
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Basic Black
  • Designer Paper - K & Co - Halloween
  • Accessories - Bling; Spica Gold gel pen; Copic Multiliner Purple
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E11, E23, E39; E50, E51, E53; N4, N5, N7; R81; V12, V15, V17; YG03, YG11, YG61; YR16, YR24, YR65
 I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Pumpkins
Anything Goes with a Twist - Female
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Halloween
QKR Stampede - Delightfully Frightful
Simply Create Too - Halloween or lots of Orange
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween
Crafting For All Seasons - Too Cute to Spook
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Use Orange
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Polka Dots
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Delightful Challenges - Delightfully Frightful
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Dream Factory Challenge - Hocus Pocus

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Deadly Nightshade - CCC #77

Hello again my friends.  Happy Tuesday and another day for Creative Card Crew! This week we have an easy theme for you.  Just have to use black cardstock!  Here's mine --

Isn't she gorgeous!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Delicious Doodles - Deadly Nightshade
  • Sentiment - Simply Betty Stamps - Teen Halloween
  • Cardstock - Xpress it Blending Card; Stampin Up - Basic Black
  • Designer Paper - K&Co Halloween
  • Accessories - Ribbon, Bauble, and Bling from my stash; Stampin Up oval punches; Corner Die and Doily Die; purple Stickles and Pearl liquid pearls
  • Copic Markers - C0, C2; BV000, BV00, BV08, BV11; E31, E42, E50, E71; G20, G24, G43, G82; V04, V12, V15; Y21, Y32, Y35
Our fabulous sponsors this fortnight:

Prize - Surprise Package

Prize - 3 Digi's

Okay friends. Now it's your turn.  Hop on over to the Creative Card Crew challenge blog an link up your fabulous creations!  While you're there, check out what the rest of the Design Team has been up to!  Remember - you just have to use black cardstock.  See you there!

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Cute as a Button - Halloween
Doodle Pantry Digital - Any Digi image
Ladybug Crafts - Halloween/Autumn
PunkyouGirl - Halloween Dark
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween with Ribbon
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Love Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes