Friday, January 30, 2009

I received a HUG!

Thanks Anne for sending me this Hug award! How sweet of you to think of me!
The rules are that I must pass this on to 5 other people...
1. Adria
2. Carmen
3. Danielle
4. Lavada
5. Leslie

Make 'n Take

I'm in a scrapbooking/stamping group and designed this Make 'n Take for us to do. It was a big HIT...I'm not sure what everyone liked more...the homemade candy or the project itself! LOL

Anyways, it was really fun being able to show everyone the crayon resist technique that I learned a while ago at a stamp convention I went to. You should try's super easy and creates a stunning effect!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Frame It!

I am having so much fun being able to participate in blog challenges again! This is a card I made for the Penny Black Challenge. Don't you just love Penny Black? I know I sure do...and am completely addicted! Seems like I just can't get enough of these cute little hedgehog stamps, especially now that I have Copics and my coloring isn't so horrible.

Thanks for looking! Hope to see you again soon!

Monday, January 26, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #22

I am so excited to be joining in on all the fun challenge blogs again! I sure do hope that life will stop getting in the way and prohibiting me from my fun! For this challenge we needed to use paper piercing...something that I never even think about adding to my creations! Thanks for the fun House Mouse Challenge!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Polished Stone Technique

Before Christmas I was trying to teach a friend how to do the polished stone technique on ceramic tile coasters. Instead of using coasters, I used glossy paper to show her the technique. Well, I decided to use my examples as backgrounds and then came up with this card design. I liked it so much I decided to make a few changes and create a variety of cards. Here are three of the designs I came up with.

Blog Awards...

Oh my goodness! I've been away for so long and come back to so many wonderful blog awards! Thank you so much Carolyn, Leslie, and Ikki! It is such an honor to know that others visit my blog and are inspired by my creativity! I am so sorry that I've been away for so long...Unfortunately, the chaos of life seems to have gotten the best of me over these last couple of months but hopefully I can get back on track and start blogging regularly again! I sure do miss being creative, blogging, and chatting with my online friends!

This is the award from Carolyn!

"The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others.. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to:) And let them know. And there is more... You have to write down five things you are addicted to...."

1. I'm addicted to spending time with my family and friends!

2. I'm addicted to stamps!

3. I'm addicted to the internet and finding new projects to create!

4. I'm addicted to shopping!

5. I'm addicted to JUNK food!

I would like to pass this award on to: Becky, Dawn, Mel, Sharon, and Julie

This is the lovely award from Leslie!

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

For this award, I'd like to pass it on to: Anne, Camilla, Elisabeth, Malin, Yvonne, Suzanne, Jorunn, and Miijja

This award is from my SBS sister, Ikki, and is to be passed on to five other bloggers that are inspiring or encouraging.

I'd like to share this award with: Tessa, Belinda, Aija, Lillimor, and Lene

Thanks for all the inspiration, encouragement and compliments! I really appreciate you all!