Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Missing in Action














Hello,

I have been pretty busy with the family and have to say I am exhausted. My children begged to stay home today, imagine that! So we did, and enjoyed our home and it's surroundings. I sat down last night to craft, and I found it really difficult. I have a couple of ideas, and other things I am working on, but first, here is my take on Whiff of Joy's Sketch Challenge #60. Instead of my typical bows, I played around with my buttons and ribbons. What are you working on right now?

This is one of my favorite papers! They are shimmery, and pretty thick as far as design paper goes. I hope to have more to show you soon. Oh and be sure to head over to Practical Scrappers too, they want to see your Winter Projects.

Hugs,
Tanya

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!


Wishing you all a wonderful evening, and a Christmas morning full of magic.

Hugs to you,
Tanya

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Button-Up with The Pixie Cottage











"Button-Up" is this weeks challenge over at The Pixie Cottage. I was invited to be a guest designer during December, and I have enjoyed each and every moment. Thank You Michelle and all the other Pixies, it has been my pleasure working with such talented women.

The red buttons for this one came off a Christmas ornament, as I could not find any in my craft bin, nor could my neighbor. I just did not want to go out in the cold, so as a result I am going to fix the ornament tonight with the green ones I did find. I do apologize for the threading in the corner, I will have to fix this before it is gifted.

'Tis the Season so be sure to let the ladies at Practical Scrappers see your work.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you,
Hugs
Tanya

P.S. I used Mojo Monday Sketch #118 for this card.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No time for crafting














Hello,

Our house is busy with Christmas activities, here are my two chefs making sugar cookies. Unfortunately we have no after pictures, as the cookie mix was from a box and they all melted into one another. Good thing we have a homemade batch waiting to be rolled out, cut out and cooked.

Hugs,
Tanya

P.S. See miss Jayme's bruise, she fell in her snowsuit and hit her face on the ledge of the stairs at daycare. Good thing I got a picture of her in her pretty dress just that very morning. But either way she is still too cute, and still very pretty in the dresses she demands to wear each day.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My last batch

















This is the weekend to get all the remaining cards in the mail. I started these in the summer, and just finished them Thursday night. I attempted to stitch on them but found it looked cluttered. Simple is sometimes better, and these are the finished products.
Have a great Sunday,
Hugs
Tanya

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Fancy Folding for The Pixie Cottage






































The Pixie Cottage's Saturday Showcase is all about Fancy Folds. I found this pattern called a "Joy Fold" and had to try it out as it was perfect for the gift card my daughter was giving her teacher. The image is yet another wonderful Pixie Cottage Stamp found exclusively at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More.

Karlye ended up writing her own message in the green cardstock area and she also drew a picture for her teacher. I was in such a rush to get her to school that I did not get the chance to take new pictures. But I can tell you she was proud.

Have a happy and serene Saturday,
Hugs
Tanya

Friday, December 18, 2009

My Second 12x12 Layout



















I showed you my first 12x12 layout last week I believe, and now I am happy to add this to my daughter's book. We went to Marineland this summer, and both my girls favorite thing was feeding Bambi! As you can see by their smiles!

This is another layout provided by Ann-Katrin over at Practical Scrappers. They post a sketch every Friday ladies, and you have the whole month to tackle them and enter your takes on them. That is great for me because I am still having issues with all the space a 12x12 page has.

Please feel free to make suggestions as to what I could do differently next time?

Have a great evening,
Hugs
Tanya

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas is just around the corner!

Last week I posted my creation for The Pixie Cottages Challenge #5, a sketch challenge. Here is another one that is very similar. The embellishments are different, as is the sentiment. Be sure to drop in and try this sketch out, it is a real fun one. You can enter the challenge even if you do not have Pixie Cottage Stamps, you have nothing to lose only a prize to win if you are the lucky chosen one.

Be sure to drop in to PracticalScrappers, they want to see what Christmas Creations you are making, they are even offering up some goodies.

Have a good evening,

Hugs
Tanya

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Frames


Hello, these were the finished frames Karlye and I made for her friends to put in the loot bags. We painted them together, glazed them, and put jems on them. We took a picture at the party, and my husband ran over to the grocery store to develop them. Each child got a prince or princess, and a frame with a group picture in it to remember the fun they had. One mother called to say her son LOVED his picture so much that he ran up to his room to put it on his dresser.
Off to go wrap some presents!
Hugs
Tanya

Got my Mojo Finished


















Hello,

Today is party day for Karlye, she has been up three days in a row at 5:45 am! She is simply too excited, and I need more coffee as I can not keep up with her excitement.
Here is my creation for this weeks Mojo Monday 116 Challenge. I asked my husband if a sentiment would be better, or the dangling snowflake, well he chose the snowflake, and as a result, I fought to get this attached properly. I had to redo my bow 3 times, and struggle with the o-rings(losing two of them in the carpet). But it is done now, and I think he made the right choice.
Off now to get the girls dance floor put in the basement, for a quick climb on the elliptical, and then off to the party with my girls.
Have a great Sunday,
Hugs,
Tanya

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Getting those Christmas cards finished?

















Happy Saturday,
WOJ wants us to add sparkle to our creations for challenge #58 , does mine sparkle enough girls? I also used CPS Sketch #145 for this, cutting out the poinsettia, putting my red sparkly star in the middle to add dimension, and finishing it off by placing Willow in the center. I entertained the thought of putting a sentiment on it, but could not find a place on the card that did not make it look overdone. This is the end result, I will put the sentiment inside.

I am behind on my cards, are you? I may have to send out a couple of store bought cards, **GASP**, are any of you in the same boat as me?
Hugs
Tanya

Friday, December 11, 2009

The winner is ........


Hello,

I am a bit early, but the girls just went to bed and I thought it a fine time to announce the winner.

Congratulations Larisa, please email ruddtanya@gmail.com and provide me with your address. I will send out your prize, and also give you the online coupon codes so that you can shop right away. Enjoy!

Larisa has left a new comment on your post "Scrappin Great Deals Gift for You":

happy Birthday to your daughter! oh, to be 5 years old is really nice)))) Thanks for chance to win your candy. I posted it in sidebar in my blog. hugs - Larisa
http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/


Posted by Larisa to Random Acts of Krafting at December 10, 2009 4:21 AM

I am so excited.......

Hello,

The girls had such a busy day, Karly got up at 5:45 this morning very excited to be 5. She went to school and got to wear the crown, and proceeded to wear it all day to. She then had to fast from 10am to 3pm, as she was at CHEO getting an ultrasound. She was brave and all things looked good. She was so tuckered out that she barely made it through dinner at the restaurant. She requested spaghetti, and managed to eat most of it, but all the while she kept asking to go home and go to bed. Both girls fell asleep in the car, and now I am on the computer, briefly, before I go re-decorate the tree with my husband.

I got an email today asking me to be on the Design Team for Practical Scrappers! I am just so excited. Since Kim introduced me to their blog, I have been hooked. They are all about getting us to use what we have in our craft room. They also have sketch challenges, such as the one I used for my very first 12x12 scrapbook page. I hope you all visit, and participate, I can promise you that some of your old dusty supplies will be put to use.

Have a great evening,
Hugs,
Tanya

Happy 5th Birthday Karlye!




















Happy 5th Birthday Karlye, you make me so proud. You are energetic, happy, loving, funny, artistic and perfectly you. I made this card pink as it is one of your favorite colours, red being you second. Already you have distinct likes and dislikes, and it is wonderful teaching you how to express them. I hope this year brings as much excitement to your life as the previous years have. Enjoy the adventure!

Love you,
Mommy and Daddy and miss Jayme XOXOXO
P.S. This is a sketch provided by Lilian over at The Sugar Bowl.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Sketch Challenge at The Pixie Cottage





















Once upon a Wednesday the Pixies came out to play, be sure to visit they want you to join in the fun! The Pixie Cottage Challenge this week is a wonderful sketch, the above is my take on it. I just love this Pixie Cottage Santa Stamp, available at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More.

How many of you are addicted to using liquid applique? I have to say the first time I used it I let it dry on its own, and it did not puff up. I was so disappointed, so I took out my heat gun, as I read this can quicken the drying time, and voila, it puffed out. I am now hooked.

I would really love to see what you all come up with for this sketch, I will be sure to check out your posts over at The Pixie Cottage.

Hugs
Tanya

P.S. Why not use a Christmas Theme using the sketch, Practical Scrappers is looking forward to seeing all your Christmas creations this week.

Sending out a Thank You to Kim

So here are the details for this awesome award:
Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
Copy the logo and place in on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated

1. I worked in a Breast Cancer Research lab as a technician.
2. I have two wonderful girls who are on loan to me until they decide to leave the nest.
3. My husband loves to cook, and I love to do the prep work. What a team!
4. I would gladly step aside if it meant allowing my girls to move forward.
5. Our house lives on Starbucks coffee, my one vice other than crafting.
6. I would love to have one more baby.
7. I ran a half-marathon in less than 2 hours. I have decided not to attempt a full marathon. :)

Thank you to all my friends and family. I so appreciate all your love and support and most of all your belief in me. I hope I am as good a friend. I could easily have picked more than 7 persons. but here is the list of my 7.

1. Jenn for showing me all about Prismacolour pencils/Gamsol Blending, and stitching on paper.
2. Sheena for keeping it real and reminding me how to appreciate the things I have.
3. Kim for being so nice, and giving, she shares everything.
4. Michelle for sponsoring my first blog candy, for being so generous and kind, and for allowing me to be a guest designer for The Pixie Cottage.
5. Beth for being so original and fun.
6. Rachel for being so creative and inspiring.
7. Katharina for introducing me to Whiff of Joy and all the fabulous things about Elisabeth Bell's stamps.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Warm Thoughts




















I hope you are all keeping warm today as it is slowly getting colder. Here is my creation using Whiff of Joy's Sketch by Marga. Red Cardinals are on of my favorite birds. I love their song, it is so pretty. Frosted Designs has asked us to show them our projects that containing Scallops. Hope to see some of your work over there. I have to add Practical Scrappers to this list, they want to see your Christmas creations.

I am feeling rushed lately. With my daughter's fifth birthday this weekend, the list of Christmas cards I have to post, and the wrapping. Not to mention the laundry, the housecleaning, working 5 days a week, sigh. We sure do work hard, don't we ladies?

Have a great Tuesday,

Hugs
Tanya
P.S. Be sure to click on my blog candy logo in the right hand corner, I would love to find these goodies a new home.

Scrappin Great Deals Gift for You




















This candy will close December 11th, 2009, on my daughters 5th birthday. I will post the winner December 12th, around 1pm EST.


Hello,

Sheila from Scrappin Great Deals sent me two more $10 gift certificates. I have added some sweets to the pile. We are all so busy buying for others, I hope the winner of this chooses something for herself with these coupons.

Hugs to you all, and thank you for making my blog experience so nice.

Tanya

P.S. You know the deal, leave me a comment, let others know, follow only if you wish.

Wagon rides, reindeer, and a Chiristmas Tree































































This is my family, and we went to pick out our Christmas Tree on Sunday. The tree may look small, but keep in mind my husband is 6'2". This is the biggest tree we have ever had, and it looks wonderful in our living room. Daddy stayed up late to put the lights on it, and the girls were so happy this morning. A very nice way to start a Monday.
I tried to get the girls to sit beside each other on the wagon ride, but like that was going to happen, some kind of icky sister rule that I don't know about. Considering I have a minimum of 18 years difference between my siblings, I only had the cat to contend with growing up.
Have a great Monday,
Hugs
Tanya

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Anything but a card






















Good Morning, today's Saturday Showcase for the Pixie Cottage is to create something that is "Anything but a card". I found this wreathe at the dollar store, and just had to have it. I then gathered up all the acorns my daughters picked up over various outdoor excursions, some fabric leaves and flowers, and glued them on. I took out my chunky black glitter and added it to the pine cone and the tips of the wreathe.
I simply adore The South End Girls line by Andrea T Seiler, so I took my girl out, inked her, and applied my colour. Adding some bling and popping out her dress to make her look pretty.
I am in denial about Christmas being around the corner, hence the fall theme. I have her on my wall now, and I think she is just so pretty.
You can find this stamp at Michelle's Scrapbooking & More, feel free to go on over and look at all the other wonderful Pixie Cottage Stamps. I am sure you will find several to put on your wish list.
Have a great Saturday,
Hugs
Tanya

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Very First 12x12 Layout





















This layout is my very first 12x12 layout. I have done 8x8 and 8 1/2 x 11 layouts but never this big. I saw the layout sketch over at Practical Scrappers, and just had to give it a shot. It is rather hard to photograph layouts with pictures on them, something I am going to have to practice.
I stitched, coloured, stamped, and distressed for this one. Using materials that have been sitting around for far too long, which makes me feel good. They have not been wasted, oh and the y in pretty really looks like a v but I promise it was a y. LOL.

Hope you like it, I would appreciate any suggestions on how to improve this, or simply how to work with such a big canvas.

Hugs
Tanya

Monday, November 30, 2009

Got my fingers in the Sugar Bowl again






















Happy Monday!
I have really enjoyed my day, I got roses from my DH for our 7 year anniversary, and we spent the day shopping and holding hands.
Here is my creation using Marlene's Sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. I added ric-rak ribbon and stitched some panels for the zigzag requirement. I just had to use my Sugar Nellie Manga stamps because these guys are simply too cute!

Practical Scrappers is asking us to submit our Christmas Cards this week. Head over and show em what you got ladies!

Have a great evening!

Hugs
Tanya

Saturday, November 28, 2009

DoodleFactory Birthday Invitations
























Hello,
My youngest is at ballet/tap class, and my eldest is here with me playing games on the computer until it is time to go to her tap class. I of course am sitting on the computer next to her posting last nights work. I made 8 birthday invitations for her 5th birthday party coming up in December. It is a princess/knight party at A Gym's Tale so I made the invitations to go along with the theme. This took me about 4 hours, but worth it of course. I keep one for her so that she has one in her memory box.
We are going to make picture frames to match, and then gift the guests with them after the party, putting in a group photo of them all dressed up. We have little princess/knights to give out as well, I will be sure to post the frames, once completed.
Have a great Saturday,
Hugs
Tanya

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Everyone is Getting Stitchy this week!





















What would this week be without me using one of Whiff of Joys Winter Willows for challenge #57! Is she not the cutest, I just love these girls. Not only is the Pixie Cottage getting stitchy, so is Practical Scrappers. Be sure to check out both sites, and submit your stitched projects, be it thread or faux!

I got this pattern from www.stitchingcards.com, this was a free pattern and it is such a wonderful site, oh the possibilities.

Happy Krafting everyone,
Hugs,
Tanya
P.S. WOJ is offering up a wonderful little stamp as candy, drop in and enter.

Getting Stitchy with The Pixie Cottage











































I am so excited today because I get to let you guys know that Michelle has asked me to be a guest designer for The Pixie Cottage. Througout the month of December I will get to participate behind the scenes with a wonderful bunch of woman who love using their Pixie Cottage stamps as much as I do.

This weeks challenge is to "Get Stitchy". I love to sew on paper, but I wanted to add a little something to it, so I took my Bazzill Basics cardstock and stitched it with ribbon. I then added a tiny fabric patch to this cuddly cute bear, and finished it by stitching his feet with ebroidery floss. I did two takes on this one, which do you prefer?

Please drop in on this weeks challenge and participate, simply click on the link above, or on the one on my sidebar, and it will take you there. We would love to see you all getting stitchy with us!

Hugs,
Tanya

P.S. Michelle is hosting a card auction on ebay, and all the proceeds go to Toys for Tots. The picture on my sidebar will take you there, please make a bid, the children will be the ones to benefit, and you will get 22 wonderful cards in a fabulous box.

Monday, November 23, 2009

One more Christmas Card added to the pile






















Hope you are all crafting and having fun. This card was started last night using the CPS Sketch 143, my plan was to incorporate paper tearing (using my art deckle ruler) that was suggested this week over at Frosted Designs. I had no idea what to put in the middle until Club Anya asked us to Give them the chills. Did any of that make sense to you? LOL If you click on all the links above, you can see what each site would like to see from you this week.

I don't know how much more I will get done this week. I created a card for my Mother's Stampin Up workshop on Wednesday (which I will post tomorrow), and then I have to start on my daughter's birthday invitations. Not to mention spend some time with my husband! Can anyone relate?

I hope your week has started out well,
Hugs
Tanya

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another lucky winner........












The lucky winner is

Rosalee has left a new comment on your post "November 2009 Blog Candy":

Oh Wow. I would so love to win Willow. Thanks you so much for the chance. I just emailed a couple of friends about your candy And I'm hoping that they will stop by.
XXX Rosalee

Posted by Rosalee to Random Acts of Krafting at November 21, 2009 10:27 AM

This is one of my favorite stamps, and I don't even have her, so I hope you enjoy her. Please send me your address via email to ruddtanya@gmail.com no later than November 28th, 2009.

Hugs,
Tanya

Whiff of Joy Challenge #56





















Hello,

Here is my take of the WOJ challenge #56, which was a sketch challenge. I love the Winter 2009 stamps, Elisabeth Bell is one of the most talented ladies. Hop on over and try your hand at their challenges, they are so much fun.

We were up late last night as teenagers decided to kick our door loudly at 10pm. We are feeling rather upset today about this, lack of respect etc. On a more positive note, I was nominated Top Three over at Practical Scrappers this weekend, and my friend Sheena brought me my new Doodlefactory stamps. Silver linings...........

I will be pulling the winner of the Whiff of Joy candy tonight, good luck to all of you, and thank you for leaving me comments and such throughout my blog.

Hugs,
Tanya

Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 2009 Blog Candy






















This candy will remain on top until November 21st, 2009. The winner will be announced Sunday November 22cd. Please scroll down for new posts.

Brr it is cold and wet outside today, Willow has the right idea, a nice cup of hot chocolate would hit the spot right about now. The wonderful ladies over at Whiff of Joy have gifted me with this wonderful image of Willow, and I have added a few goodies to go along with her.

Elisabeth Bell is one of my favorite artists, you can see many of her images on my blog. Be sure to look through the Whiff of Joy catalogue, there is so much to tempt you. Not to mention Katharina Frei's blog, the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog and now the Whiff of Joy Inspirations and Tutorial Blog. These girls do keep busy!

Simply leave me a comment if you wish to win Willow, and let others now about the candy. You can become a follower if you wish, but that is totally up to you.

Have a great day,
Hugs,
Tanya

Friday, November 20, 2009

Cherish those we love























It is voting time. Practical Scrappers is looking for a guest designer, and if you like my watering can, please vote for it, otherwise be honest and vote for the project you like best. Please visit and cast your vote by clicking HERE.


Hello, I hope everyone is having a happy Friday!

Here is something I finished last night. I made the watering can from this tutorial over at Splitcoastampers. It is so versatile, it could even be used as a baby shower gift, simply by changing the design paper.
Whiff of Joy's challenge this week was to use the colours orange, brown and ivory. I LOVE this colour combo. It is funny how tastes change because I certainly did not like brown when I was younger.

I am being reminded lately that I am surrounded by really great people, so I added the word Cherish to one of the leaves. It is so nice to finish something and be proud of it. That does not always happen in my case, being my own worst critic. But I have to say I am in love with this little watering can.

Have a great evening and don't forget to cherish those around you, life is simply too short.
Hugs,
Tanya

P.S. Practical Scrappers is looking for your favorite fall themed project. Be sure to drop in and post yours!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Acrylic Paints on CPS142


















Happy Friday,

I was playing around last night with CPS sketch #142. I used my metallic acrylic paint to add a bit of a shimmer to my card. Practical Scrappers is responsible for this! I would never have thought to use it on my cards, they are very good at getting me to use various supplies around my craft room.
I recently participated in a virtual convention on Rubberstampchat.net and won some MFT digital stamps. This is one of them. They are pretty cute, and very different than any other stamps I have. Thank you MFT, I am enjoying the digital stamp adventure.

Have a great day,
Hugs,
Tanya

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Create a Scene






















Hello,
I made a similar card last month, but this time I reversed the DP, and used CPS Sketch #17. (this sketch included a vertical stripe down the left side) I love this paper, and just had to use it again, same goes for the images. Just having too much fun I suppose.

Happy Wednesday,
Hugs,
Tanya

Keeping is simple with a touch of shimmer






















What a great day to post my creation for The Pixie Cottage's third challenge. They provided the sketch, I started crafting. It is so hard to get bling to show in a picture, but as you see I was able to get this delicious DP to shimmer for you. Of course I had to dress Miss South End girl up in a pretty party dress too!

I enjoy how clean this looks, I was going to stitch on it, but stopped myself. Sometimes a little goes a long way. This would probably fit into the bling challenge over at Frosted Designs as well.

I volunteered today at Jayme's pre-school. I got to help little people create art, dance and sing. After a rough day yesterday with my two girls fighting and not listening, and scratching the car, I needed the sunshine, and the fun time.
Hugs to you all,
Tanya

Sunday, November 15, 2009

All that glitters........
























Taking out an older CPS sketch I put this card together. Frosted Designs has a bling it on challenge, so I incorporated glitter and rhinestones together, topping it off with the sentiment "you sparkle". I have been waiting to use this paper since I got it with a magazine this summer. It is my sad attempt to hold on to the lazy hazy days of Summer, when strawberries and cherries were in abundance. Sigh...........

Have a great Sunday,
Hugs,
Tanya

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Fingers in The Sugar Bowl























This sketch was from Judy over at The Sugar Bowl. This weeks challenge was to use the sketch and to incorporate "Thankfulness" into your card. I used my Sugar Nellie Mistletoe stamp to do this, but I cut out the mistletoe, making it seem like they are simply hugging because they are thankful for one another.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the fall I decided to use my Stampin Up fall design paper. The sketch was rather busy, so I kept my colours to a minimum as I wanted the characters to stand out. Did it work? I would love to hear what you think.

Have a great Saturday.
Hugs,
Tanya

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Card auction for Toys for Tots

















Hello,

Michelle is hosting an ebay charity auction at the end of November. If you are willing to donate a holiday themed card (approx. 5.25x4.25 or smaller) contact her at casdanben@aol.com for her address. The proceeds will be going to Toys for Tots. What a great way to help bring happiness into a young child's heart.

I used PWCO #8 sketch for this as I also used one of their stamps. What a darling image, and so much fun to colour.

Have a great evening,

Hugs,
Tanya

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cuddly Cute Pixie Cottage Stamp


















Well, this was supposed to be for Michelle's card auction to help raise money for Toys for Tots. However it is supposed to be a holiday card! So I am off to the craft room to get this right! If you have a card laying about, why not send it in. You will be making a little boy or girl very happy, and that is always a nice thing.

Good night,

Tanya

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Card Request

















Hello Ladies,

I was asked to make a card for someone having a baby boy. You have heard me say that this is always difficult for me as my stamp collection has very little "serious" baby stamps. But look here, I found some baby boy DP in my stash and some rub-ons. I think it turned out well, and since I have girls, it was nice to use blue for a change.

Enjoy your evening, I am off to my craft room now.

Hugs,
Tanya

Monday, November 9, 2009

This one is for you Joanne

















Good Evening,

This one is for my friend Joanne, she lives far away, and her favorite color is green. I tried using my copics and my prisma pencils this time for Whiff of Joy's Sketch Challenge #54. If you take a peek here you will see all sorts of fabulous tips, like the one that taught me I could combine my two coloring mediums.

I hope you like Willow, she is one of my faves. Practical Scrappers is having a white core/color core cardstock challenge this week. I will be sure to post this there as well, as I used my CTMH cardstock, embossed it, and sanded it down.

What a fun night this was,

Hugs,
Tanya

Thanks Girls












I have had two ladies leave this for me, and it felt really nice. So I am sending this out to others, I am horrible with things like this, so I will not be hurt if you do not have the time to do this. Instead of leaving messages on your blogs, I wanted to let Jenn, Sheena, Michelle, Kim and Judy know that I think their blog rocks! Not to mention all the blogs I follow. All I can say is "You go Girls!"


1. Where is your cell phone? none
2. Your hair? blonde
3. Your mother?Young
4. Your father? leader
5. Your favorite food? spicy
6. Your dream last night? work
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Family
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? papercrafting
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Serene
13. Where were you last night? craftroom
14. Something that you aren't? tall
15. Muffins? yuck
16. Wish list item? scorepad
17. Where did you grow up? Ottawa
18. Last thing you did? lunch
19. What are you wearing? jeans
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? none
22. Friends? fabulous
23. Your life? happy
24. Your mood? content
25. Missing Someone? DD's
26. vehicle? Pilot
27. Something your not wearing? lipstick
28. Your favorite store? Indigo
29. Your favorite color? black
30. When was the last time you laughed? noon
31. Last time you cried?noon
32. Your best friend? James
33. One place that I go to over and over? laundryroom
34. Facebook? sometimes
35. Favorite place to eat? Home


The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Celebrate! Pixie Cottage Style






















Good Morning,

The Pixie Cottage has their second challenge and it was to create a card with "Celebrate" as the theme. I at first was going to enter my cupcake girl, but then I got my Pixie Cottage stamps in the mail along with a sweet message from Michelle, and I just had to use my South End Girl! What a happy day for for me, and I got to celebrate by crafting, thus my card above.

I have to say I saw Risa West's card using browns and she was the inspiration behind my colour scheme. Thank you Risa!

Michelle is such a sweet lady, I hope you all take the time to visit her store, and The Pixie Cottage blog. Why not try a challenge on for size while you are there.

Hugs,
Tanya

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Let It Snow and an Ornament
























Hello I hope you are all having a good Saturday.

One of the things I love about Christmas has to be the ornaments. I try to make one a year to add to the tree. I will be able to check that off my list now.

I just love Snow Anya. I have been admiring the liquid applique on other cardmakers blogs, and so I had to give it a go. At first it dried shiny, and I thought I bought the wrong stuff. When I added the heat gun to it, man did it puff up. A little goes a long way! I added some liquid pearl to the center of the snowflakes on the paper to add a little dimension, another thing sitting on my shelf waiting for me to use.

Hope you like it,

Hugs,
Tanya
P.S. Sorry about the white spot on her scarf, I will have to go fix that.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mojo Monday 111 and Kraftin Kimmie Stamps



















Hello,

I am home early with my little one in bed having a nap. She broke out in a full blown rash today, but the good news is it is the end of a virus leaving her body. So she is on the mend. Before going to pick up my eldest at daycare, I sat down to post this.

I used my Copic's for this instead of my pencil crayons, and popped her up a bit. The sketch is from the Mojo Monday #111 chalenge. This is my first time using one of Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps, and I think Francesca is pretty darn cute balancing all those cupcakes. I got her from Scrappin Great Deals, she was just too cute and I could not resist. Sigh. Dusting off the Sizzix machine was fun as well, I have not used this die since Karlye's birthday last year. It is nice to use what is laying around my craft room.

Happy Thursday everyone,

Hugs,
Tanya