Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A little note to say Hi...

I've been busy getting ready for vacation...we are leaving Friday for one whole week of beach, sun and fun! There will be 13 of us going, which includes four children under the age of five, two teenage boys, one Octogenarian and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. We will be staying in one large house just off the South Carolina beach. I'm sooo excited!!

I haven't had a chance to do much blog stalking or crafting but maybe I will get a chance today??

TTFN,

Alison

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Six cute cards

I made this card a few weeks ago to send to a friend for her birthday in July




The sentiment is hard to see in this pic but it says 'You're a Hoot!'











I'm going to enter this card into Momo's Tuesday Challenge.




I was able to accomplish so much yesterday in my craft room - How Fun! The girls and I have been going to our church's Vacation Bible School and when we get home they are all nice and worn out. Yesterday they both napped for THREE hours and had no problem going to bed later.






Yea for Mommy!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cute, creepy, simple card



Here is an image I downloaded and LOVE. I saw this girl on the Canadian Nickel's site and wanted to use her on a card. This was a very quick and easy card. I used all scraps. I think I might enter it into The Burtonesque Dolls Tuesday Challenge.

5 x 5 Easel Card


Here is an easel card I've been working on for awhile. This image is from Digital Delights, check them out HERE


I created this card when I was hit with the inspiration stick. As you know, I am a Huge TV fan and the more drama the better. Well this year I've been following the Real Housewives Series on BRAVO. I enjoy the drama especially since I don't work outside the home, it is the only time I get the outrageous drama (which is really a blessing, believe me, I know that). So, I digress, what you really need to know is I am a huge fan of Bethenny Frankel. I really like her and her sense of humor. She has a new show called Bethenny Getting Married? and I was inspired to make her a card. So, without further ado...
What do you think? I colored the image with my new Bic markers. I added Glossy Accents to the heart and black Stickles to the belt on the dress.

Busy Start to the Summer

Well, I have been off and on with my blog since the beginning of June. I haven't had as much time to post as I would like but I have been stalking all of my favorite blogs.

I'm the type of gal that likes to explore different aspects of a hobby and that is the same with papercrafting. Right now I'm a little obsessed with Digi Stamps and coloring images. I don't have any Copics but I do have some SU! markers and a set of Bic Markers that I'm using.

I have a card in mind that I want to make with a pirate theme so I began my search for a crazy pirate chick. After much stalking and searching (and a little help from my friends) I found a great stamp that I ordered from All That Scraps - The Kraftin Kimmie Alicia the Strawberry Pirate which you can see HERE. Now this is not a Digi but that's OK - this stamp is an unmounted grey rubber stamp and I can hardly wait to use it! Now I just have to get some EZ mount foam...

When I was in search of my crazy lil pirate chick I enlisted the help of two amazing bloggers that I love - Nicole and Marlene. Go right now and check out their blogs which are fantastic!!!

Nicole is the Canadian Nickel and super talented! I've fallen in love with the Digi's she uses from Tiddly Inks. You can visit her HERE

Marlene is 'Disguised as a Grownup' and pee your pants funny, especially if you like snarky and sarcastic (which I do). Visit her HERE

OK go off - be inspired and creative and I will have some pictures and hopefully a video for you shortly!!

Alison

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I received a Blog Award!



I'm so excited! I received this blog award from Carri at DoubleClick Connections and like her, I received this Sunshine Award a few months ago from Momo. At the time, I was very new to blogging and didn't know what it meant. Now that I do, I am super excited and flattered. Visit Carri's cute blog HERE and Momo's outstanding blog HERE

I am awarding five bloggers this sunshine award and would enjoy it if they would give five other bloggers this award.

Janis at http://pausedreamenjoy.blogspot.com/

Lisa at http://bylisac.blogspot.com/

Gigi at http://thecricutbug.blogspot.com/

Stephanie at http://lovetocreatecards.blogspot.com/

Jessica at http://scrapobsesswithjess.blogspot.com/

Check out each of these blogs for fun ideas and creativity, you won't be sorry!! :)

Alison

Saturday, June 12, 2010

OK so I'm Back!

I have been missing in action all week. Since the kids are out of school we have begun our jam packed summer break. We went to a semi local amusement park Thursday, a wedding last night, a four hour church membership class this morning and a Graduation Open House this afternoon.
Since I've been home, I've tried to get caught up on my bloggy friends. I was able to enjoy Momo's June Bug Blog Hop! You should check it out HERE it is a bunch of fun.

Hope you are all able to craft and have fun this weekend.

Alison

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I won a giveaway!!

OMG I am so, so excited! I won a cart giveaway from Meighen's blog!! I have never won anything before so I am totally geeked!!! I won the Very Merry Tags seasonal cart. YIPPEE! Can you tell that I am super excited?! LOL



Check out Meighen's blog (so cute and she's super talented) HERE

Also her YouTube is Meighen21. Go check her out!!

Super Geeked,
Alison