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Monday, February 28, 2011

Oops, I almost forgot!

Oh where does time go!? I had a very hectic week last week and ALMOST forgot to show you Meljen's New Releases for this past Thursday!

Here they are:
Meljen's Designs February 24th Release Display

Aren't these just adorable!!!?
I made a card using the Noah's Loving Elephants...you can find it here at the shop:
Whimsy Stamps
And don't forgot to play along with us at Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog

Okay..now I'm off to find my image of my card. So sorry for the delay!

Ohhh....and don't forget today's freebie!!!
Go here to grab your free image:
Fuzz Bucket at Meljen's Designs

Have a wonderful Monday!




Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?

I love to Upcycle, Reinvent, Repurpose,  whatever you want to call it! LOL
The other day I found this super cute children's skirt at the second hand store. I was attracted to it because of 1. The pretty colors of yellow, grey and white and 2. all those awesome ruffles!!!!


So...are you thinking what I'm thinking????

Wouldn't this make a cute handbag??


I can just imagine it with some gray straps ( I even think I've got some in my closet!)
and maybe some rolled flowers sewn on the top corner!!!

Guess I should get busy, huh?

Or...should I just leave it as be? I'm not even sure what size it is! The tag only says 65CM.
I better get to sewing!
Have a blessed Wednesday!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

WooHoo! Today is Thursday! So many great things about today!!!

1. One more day til' Friday!
2. Meljen's New Release Day
3. A new Card Challenge

Here are the new releases:
Meljens Designs February 17th Release Display
And this week's Challenge #46 is to make a Happy Birthday card, and it must include a Birthday sentiment!
That should be easy, peasy with these new releases!

I had so much fun with yesterday's papers, I decided to use them on today's card:
Card Details: Digi Image-Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Circle and Scalloped Circle-Spellbinders Dies, Border Punch-Marth Stewart, Misc.-Crinkle Ribbon, button, floss, floral pins

I cannot wait to see what you create!!! Please hop on over and share your talent with us!

Thanks for visiting today! Have a blessed Thursday!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is a VERY special day! It is my Mom's Birthday! And I get to spend today with two Moms! Yep, it has become a tradition, that on this day, take my Mom and Mother In Law out to lunch and shopping for the day! Here is the card I made for her.
She loves the vintage, shabby chic look so I hope this card does justice! :)
Card Details: Image-Google search, sorry I didn't get the source. I was in a super hurry.
Pattered Paper-My Mind's Eye. Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Ribbon-Paper Prairie,
Flower-Handmade by ME! Misc.-Button, Staz-On for distressing

Okay...I'm off to shower and get dressed. We have a fun day planned for us!
Remember to check back tomorrow for a new Meljen's Challenge, my Card Sample,
and a peek at the New Releases! You will love them!!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Upcycled? Reinvented? Reborn?

I'm not exactly sure how to describe what I do with these outfits, but hopefully it will come to me soon!

You see yesterday, on Valentine's Day, I was home alone. Don't get me wrong, I love my hubby and kids, but after having my hubby home for 9 days (vacation days for him), I was ready for some "ME" time!

We celebrated Vday on Saturday night, so I didn't feel deprived at all. And lastnight I made him a really good Rib-eye steak dinner so he didn't feel deprived either! We had a wonderful night!!!

Anyway...during the day I was feeling creative and made these two outfits. Well, "semi-homemade" as Sandra Dee would say!LOL

I love shopping 2nd hand stores for good, quality denim, or super cute tops. And then I embellish the denim to create "one of a kind" outfits!

Like these!!!
I call this one the Cute Cupcake set! I found this adorable dress, but now it's a top. I paired it with some super cute jeans that have pink stitching. I made them capris, appliqued a handmade cupcake on the leg, and then embellished it with a button. The bows are removable for washing.
And then this one:

I found this cute size 4T denim skirt and appliqued a handmade Owl on it. I bought a tshirt at WalMart and ruffled some ribbon, and added buttons to it. Then I added more ribbon to use as a belt on the skirt.

So...this is what I did on  my Valentine's Day!!! Pretty productive day if I say so myself! LOL
Thanks for visiting today! Have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Just wanted to wish you and your LOVED ones a Happy Valentine's Day! I will spending the day home alone, cleaning and crafting!! Hopefully I will get to do a little more crafting and less cleaning! LOL
Here's a card to share with you:
Card Details: Digi Image-Whimsiedoodles, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Ribbon-Hobby Lobby, Heart Button-Dollar Tree, Star Punch-McGill


Thanks for visiting today! Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Perfect Pear

Hope everyone his having a fantastic Friday! I know I am!! I know this is a little late in posting, but my hubby has been on vacation all week and keeps me quite busy during the day!
I finally got some free time and got busy making some cards. I couldn't wait to use Meljen's new releases! This week she really has come cuties! The challenge is to make a "tag", but I really wanted to make a card with this image so here it is:


Card Details: Digi image--Meljen's Designs, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket collection, Shimmery Cardstock-Bazzill, Nestibilities die, (I altered it by punching holes around the circle) Rhinestones-Studio G, Ribbon-WalMart

Here is the entire collection of this week's new releases:

Please visit Whimsy Stamps to purchase your new images. And....from Feb.11-Feb.13th, you can get 20% off your purchase of Digital Stamps! How great is that!? For details and to play along in this week's challenge visit Meljen's Designs DT blog.

MD-February-2011-sale-badge
Whimsy Stamps--20% OFF SALE

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Here is the Blog Hop Winner!!!

Wow! Our Blog Hop was such a great success!!! Lots of fun too!!!
Make sure and visit Meljens Designs DT blog to see if you are the winner of the Grand Prize!!!

One lucky commentor will win this image from me!!

And..don't worry. If you are not a lucky winner of this image, just jump on over to Whimsy Stamps and purchase one for yourself.

Okay....no more waiting! Here is the winner of "Hearty Hippo"






Congratultions for Commentor #44 ! Lisa R...you are the winner!!!!

I will try to reach this afternoon to email you your image, if for some reason you don't hear from me...please email me to claim your prize.
Have a great day!!!! And please....stay warm!
It's so COLD here today!!! Cold and sleeting! Ugh...Texas weather!LOL

Thursday, February 03, 2011

WooHoo! It's a Blog Hop!!!

It's party time! This is an extra special blog hop! So many great things are going on...you will meet our 3 new designers, see some awesome new releases by Melissa of Meljen's Designs, win a free digi image from me here on my blog and..you will have a chance to win the BIG BLOG HOP PRIZE!!!
For more details, HOP on over to Meljen's Designs Challenge Blog.

Here is the card that I made using our newest Challenge #44--Fancy Folds.
I made a Trifold Card using the adorable Hearty Hippo image. ONE lucky commentor here
on my blog will win this image! How cool is that?!
Here's a look at the inside of my card:

Card Details: Digi Image--"Hearty Hippo" by Meljen's Designs,Patterned Paper-Basic Grey, Border Punch--Martha Stewart, Circle, Scalloped Circle and Scrolls--Cuttlebug Nestibilites, Misc.--Stickles and Felt

Ready to start hopping?! You should have arrived here from

Anita's Blog *fixed link
 if you need to start at the beginning go here:
and after my blog you will hop on over to
Candace's Blog *fixed link
Here is a list of all our fabulous designers:





We have lots of fun in store for you, so get hopping, play along with our new challenge, comment to win images and most importantly...have fun and be inspired!!!!
                          Have a wonderful Thursday!

Blog Hop ends Feb. 8th. Winners will be announced on Feb. 9th.




















Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Giddy Up Lil' Cowpoke!

As I have been talking about...my older computer crashed and I lost all of my digital images. Thank God I have been able to recover about 1/2 of them, but I'm still working on getting the others. Today I was going through my stash and found some images I had printed out.




This is one of them by Karen's Doodles:




Card Details: Digi Image--Karen's Doodles, Patterned Papers-Cosmo Cricket, Misc.--Ribbon, Button

Thanks for stopping by this evening. Have a  wonderful Tuesday!