Monday, December 27, 2010

Clean up Time

Hello everyone,

Now that the illustrious Christmas has come and gone, what's next? Oh yeah, cleaning up. Isn't it a tedious task to take down all the decorations and repack into the boxes, put back into storage and put everything back the way it once was? *sigh* But wasn't it all worth it? Yep !

I am a simple card designer and so I'll be putting this card into the ABC Challenge - "Keep it Simple".

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting! :~D

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Fabulous Mrs. A.

Good morning everyone!

I have my eldest son, Markus, here with me for the holidays - he is drawing images as I schedule this post. It's nice to have my cards all done and mailed out and I can work on fun projects while watching the hustle and bustle of the season. *smile* Look what came in the mail for me today:

Isn't she gorgeous? When I saw this little darling on Mrs. A.'s blog (It's an Alien Life), I thought, how cute and what a lovely pinafore. Mrs. A. sewed this little delight herself. I used to make dolls for my mom, so I can appreciate a fellow doll maker. The embroidery is perfect - I love the button eyes and the embroidery floss hair - an amazing work of art. In fact, Mrs. A. is an amazing woman. While we make cards and paper crafts, she designs masterpieces using fabric and let me tell you, it's always AMAZING! She's a beautiful woman with talent far beyond my dreams with a gorgeous daughter, Faye, who delights all readers with her scrumptious cards and entertaining dialogue (oh, don't let me forget Doc Shingles and brother Ross - what a fun family!).

Mrs. A. wrote that she thought I would like to adopt Terri Anne and she's so right! This little lady will be in my craft space with me along with that gorgeous embroidered box I won from Mrs. A. earlier this year. *sigh*'s Christmas - thank you Mrs. A.!!

Happy Holidays! :~)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Countdown to Christmas...

Good morning wonderful bloggers,

This is it, y'all - this week is Christmas and if you aren't ready...uh-oh...there will be mad dashing back and forth to get this and that finished, eh?

You know the other day, I posted a card and then re-posted it, forgetting it had already surfaced; doh! ;-) Luckily no one said anything...hehee..senior moments never miss a day with me. Thank goodness all I have to do is the baking of sweet delicious Christmas cookies.

What are you doing this last week before Santa arrives?

Happy Crafting! :~)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Is Santa Coming to Town?

Good morning beautiful bloggers!

How y'all doing out there in blogland? Are you running back and forth to the stores, getting this and that, checking your list and checking it twice? *smile* I hope you're able to enjoy some free time and can sit back and look at your beautiful Christmas tree and smile knowing you are going to delight some wonderful people in your life next week when Santa comes to town (wink, wink). :)

I really had fun making my cards this year - even received orders for other types of cards - cool, isn't it? Well, since the order is from friends, I'll just give it as a gift. :-)

Happy Crafting! :~)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Making it Count...

Hey y'all,

I don't know about you but I have packed up my Christmas craft plastic bin and I'm done - no more cards to make - I've mailed them out and now I can concentrate on the cookies I'll make to take to my sister's house next week. Um, Yum! ;-)

I was so excited when my lovely friend, Sandra sent me Tilda. This is the one stamp at the top of my enjoyment list. I could stamp and color Tilda all day long. I especially like this card because I used pink paper from Susan's Crafty Chaos shop. She has really great digital papers - don't you just love this design? Her coordinating papers work so well, too.

I'm entering this card in the "Cute Card Thursday" challenge - Floral Frenzy.

I hope you're ready for Christmas because it is around the corner. :-~)

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Rain is Here...

Hello y'all,

Well, the rain has finally reached our little corner of the world and it makes for a perfect day to scrap, make cards, etc.

Have you finished your Christmas cards yet? Maybe you joined one of the blogs that did Christmas all year long and never had to worry about it.

I hope you're staying warm and dry. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I'm organized enough now that I can stop by and do the same - yay! :-)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tilda - Magnolialicious

Greetings everyone!

Awhile back, sweet blogging friend, Monica, had so graciously sent me beautiful papers from her country, Indonesia. She'd wanted to give me a gift for Ramadan - wasn't she sweet? Well, I never imagined how gorgeous the papers would be. She also makes wonderful cards, many of which she donates to charity - check out her blog.

It was difficult to cut them so that they would fit in my folder and for the standard card size I typically make.

My lovely friend, Sandra, sent me some Tilda images and really made me happy because I'd been wanting to do some creating that was not for a specific project, but for fun. Well, I had myself a grand old time creating a bunch of cards and practicing my coloring. Isn't that paper from Monica gorgeous? The texture is really fantastic!

Blue is my favorite color and making this card was an absolute pleasure. I am also entering it into the following challenges:

**Cute Card Thursday** - The Blues
**Magnolia Stamp Lovers** - MSL Punch
**Totally Stampalicious Monday** - Anything Goes

I hope you're staying warm and enjoying all of your crafting moments. Thanks for stopping by and leaving those wonderful comments!

Happy Crafting! :~)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Where's the Snow?

Hey y'all,

I am so glad that I have finished crafting all of my Christmas cards and even mailed them. I have a few extra for "just in case."'s cold outside. There's no snow but I am freezing, y'all! When I mentioned to my friend, Sandra, that it was a freezing 61 degrees here, she laughed. She's in the UK and apparently they already have snow and the temperature is below zero. BRRRRRRR!!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

**Crafty Catz Weekly** - #60 Christmas
**Easy Craft Projects** - #26 Snow
**Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge** - Christmas Song ("Winter Wonderland" here)
**The ABC Challenge** - I is for Ice and Snow
**The Crafty Pad** - Snowflakes
**Scrappy Frogs** - Christmas Cards
**Paper Sundaes** - Adorn those Corners
**Order of the Opus Gluei** - Frosted Things

Tellen's Place is show casing some really fab cards made by the lovely and talented Sandra to highlight our fantastic Christmas images. Have a look-see...any image purchased at our store will automatically be given a 25% off discount! Woohoo! ;~)

Happy Crafting!