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Sunday, November 25, 2012

1 Month Till Christmas Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to our "1 Month Till Christmas Blog Hop"!  If you are following our fun little hop then you should have arrived here from the VERY tallented (and my BFF) Heather's Blog.  If you happened by here just to visit me, head on over to Heather's Blog as she is the first stop on our fun hop!

So tell me, have you started your Christmas Shopping yet?  If so are your present wrapped? Have you started to decorate your house?   Well I have about 70% of my shopping done and my house is under way in looking all festive!! Soooooo Happy!  If you area regular to our monthly hop you know that I am a little crazy about Christmas, hence why I started this fun hop for each month of the year LOL!

Well today I have two more Christmas cards to show to you, I now have 29 Christmas cards completed to hand out this wonderful season, Whoot Whoot!!  This month I did something a little different, I took two images and made the cards using the same design but in different colours - let me know what you think! 

The images that I used for today's post are;  Lexie'sWinter Fun & Snow Day Lucas from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Both images come with 3 images each as well as sentiments and both can be purchased at

Here is the adorable Lexi sledding down a hill....

And here is Lucas sleddingdown a hill....
* Images: Lexie'sWinter Fun & Snow Day Lucas
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers (colours used listed below)
* Memento Ink:  Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
* Sentiment:  Michaels $1.50 bin
* Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye 6x6-Merry & Carta Bella 6x6-Winter Fun
* ColorBox Chalk:  Creamy Brown & Chocolate Roan
* Studio G Chalk from Michaels: Pink
* ColorBox Ink:  Robins Egg
* Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Small Deckled Regtangle
* My Favorite ThingsDie-Namics:  Mini Doily Circles, & Designer Lables STAX 4
* My Favorite Things Buttons:  Pink Lemonade & Kraft
* My Favorite Things Ribbon:  Bubblegum & Kraft
* Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
* Kraft Cardstock:  Michaels Recollections 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* 3D Pop Dots
* Zots, Small

Here is a close up of the adorable Lexie & handsome Lucas to show you the Copic colours used....
* SKIN:  E11,E00, E000
* HAIR:  E49, E47, E44, E41
* LEXIE SNOWSUIT, MITTS, HAT & SCRAF:  R85, R83, R81, R59, R56, R85
* LEXIE BOOTS:  E43, E42, E41, E40
* LUCAS SCARF, MITTS & BOOTS:  E47, E43, E42, E42, E41, E40, BG78, BG72
* LUCAS SLED: E47, E44, E43,C3, C1, C00
* SNOW:  BG70

Well that is my cards for this month, I hope you enjoyed today's post and maybe I have inspired you to crate some Christmas cards ofyour own =) 

The next stop on our fun little hop is the wonderful (and my friend) Sara's Blog, be sure to check out her post as she always has such pretty cards to show off =)

In case you get lost along the way on our hop, here is our hop order for you;
3.) Sara:
4.) Mary:
6.) Georgiana:
7.) Tara:

I hope that you have a wonderful day and will come back and visit me soon.

I would like to enter my cards into the following challenges;
* Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #156 -Let's Get Festive (Ends November 30th)
* My Sheri Crafts Challenge #99 - Tis' The Season (Ends December 6th)
* In the Pink Challenge #8 - Punches or Dies (Ends November 28th)

Until next time, Keep Craftin!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Husband!

Today is my husbands 49th Birthday and I made him a very special card to celebrate this special day.....Back in the day my husband played 1 season for the CFL (Canadian Football League) Hamilton Tiger Cats (Ti-Cats for short).  His jersey number back then was 39, however since he is turning 49 today I deceided to put his age on the jersey instead.

Here is a picture of the front of his card.....
The background paper is from Michaels Recollection 8.5x11 Animal Print Paper Pack. The paper was originally Zebra but I coloured it with my Y19 Copic marker to make it like a tiger tomatch the colours of the Ti-Cats jersey.  I used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Jersey Die & Stamp Set to create the team jersey and I stamped the numbers & the Happy Birthday sentiment in VersaMark ink then embossed them with white embossing powder from Michaels.  I printed the Ti-Cats logo off of the internet to attach to the jersey.  The "Game On" flags Ipurchsed at Michaels andthought that they would be a perfect addition to this card.  I also used the My Favorite Things Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX behind the jersey die to try to make it look like the jersey is hanging from the rafters at a stadium.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.....
Again I used the Zebra paper coloured with my Copic marker. The inside sentiment is also from Michaels.  Now I know you may be thinking that I am kinda mean telling my husband he is old, but it is an on going joke around our house as my husband is 10 years older than me, so he is always teased of his age by me and he is alright with it cause he knows I love him no mater what =) 

Here is a close up of the My Favorite Things Die-namics Jersey Die to get a better look at it.

I am so happy with how this card turned out, and I can not wait to see his face when he opens it =)  It was so fun using all the My Favorite Things Die-Namics on this card and I can not beleive that the only thing Copic product on here is the background paper lol.  I almost made a whole card with out Copic markers, can you believe it!!!???
I would love to hear from you to let me know what you think of this card.  I love reading all your comments as it brightens my day to hear from friends =)
I sure hope that you enjoyed todays post and I hope to see you again soon!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy 7th Anniversary Honey & Candy Winner

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 7th Anniversary.  As you may or may not know, my husband and I are very big NASCAR fans (Go Dale Jr!), so I decided to make his Anniversary card using a racing image - Starter Tilda by Magnolia Stamps coloured using the Budweiser (Kevin Harvick) colours as that is one of my Husbands favorite drivers!

When I was designing this card I was trying to think how to tie racing into an Anniversary card, so I came up with the outside and iside sentiments and typed them up on the computer to make it suit my husband and I.

Here is a picture of the inside showing the inside sentiment......
* 6.5x5 card and envelope
* Image:  Starter Tilda by Magnolia Stamps
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
* Copic Markers (colours used listed below)
* Kodak Hero Printer
* White Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pack
* Black, Red & Silver Cardstock all from my scrap bin
* Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
* My Favorite Things Die-Namics Fishtail Flag Stax
* Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Diamond Plate
* Checkerboard Ribbon:  Michaels Recollections
* ColorBox Chalk:  Charcoal
* 3D Pop Dots (for Tilda)

Here is a closeup of Starter Tilda to see the Copic colours used....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  E23, YR24, YR20
* REDS:  R59, R39, R37, R35
* BLACKS:  C9, C7, C5 

I just love how this card turned out, I hope you like it too =)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (Ends November 28th)

Now for those of you that entererd my Blog Candy from my "2 Months Till Christmas" post, I went through all the comments, verified that all rules were followed and had 6 entries.  I could not use to choose the winner as it would not load for some reason, so I wrote out the 6 names and had my neighbour pull a name.

& the winner is:


Mary, please comment on this post so that the other entrants know you have claimed your prize and fire me off an email too =)  Congratulations!!!!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to my Dad!

Today is my Dad's 63rd Birthday and I made him a special card I want to show to you on this special day.  My day is an avid golfer so I decided to make him a card that shows off his favorite sport!
Here is a look at the inside of the card....
* 6.5x5 Kraft Card & Envelope (from Michaels)
* Copic Xpress Paper
* Copic Markers
* Outside image: Digi Stamp Boutique Golf Alf
* Outside Sentiment:  High Hopes, Golf Saying
* Inside Image: High Hopes, Golf Cart
* Inside sentiments: two separate sentiments from the Michaels $1.50 bin
* Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants 6x6 Paper Pad, Little Sport
* Red & White Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 Paper Pads
* Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Tiny Bubbles (to create a golf ball look)
* Creative Memories Custom Cutting System Circles
* ColorBox Chalk:  Chestnut Roan
* Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa & Bamboo Leaves
* Golf Ball Brads from my stash
* Glossy Accents

Here is a closeup of the outside image....Copic colours used for both the iside and the outside of the card listed below....
* SKIN:  E11, E00, E000
* HAIR:  C3, C1, C00
* VISOR:  BG78, BG75, BG72 
* SHIRT:  R39, R37, R35, BG78, BG75, BG72
* PANTS:  E42, E41, E40
* SHOES:  C5, C3, C1, C00
* CLUBS:  C5, C3, C1, E27, E25, E23 + Glossy Accents
* BAG:  BG78, BG75, BG72, C1, C00, C7, C5 + Glossy Accents on the wheels
* TEE:  C5
* GOLFBALL:  C3, C00, 0
* GRASS:  YG63, 0 - using a tutorial from Shelby @ "Color of Happy" under Tutorial Links
* SKY:  B0000, 0 - using the same tutorial listed above
* GOLF CART IMAGE:  E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R37, R35, BG75, BG72, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1 & YG63

Be sure to pop over and check out the tutorials at "Color of Happy" and also check out Shelby's blog while you are there, she is VERY talented and you will not be disapointed!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Cards For Men - Anything Goes (Ends November 18th)
* One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (Ends November 28th)
* Cupcake Craft Challenges - Get Krafty (Ends November 11th)
* Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes (Ends November 12th)
* Anything Goes Challenges - Anything Goes (Ends November 12th)
* Digi Stamp Boutique - use Digi Stamp Boutique image (Ends November 30th)

I hope that you enjoyed today's post and be sure to come back on the Monday November 12th for another post and also for the winner of my Blog Candy that I have up right now -  Enter before it's too late!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
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