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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm Thankful For...

DL.ART is having a wonderful giveaway. You have to take a pic of something that your thankful for and post it on your blog.
I'm actually thankful for my Scrap Corner, the reason for that is it keeps my dining room table clean. Nothing worst then a cluttered mess of paper to clean up every time you have a meal to cook.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thank You Cards...

*****For The Winners of my candy Click HERE*****

I finally sat down and took the time to make Thank You cards to send out to some lovely ladies that I won some candy from. Some of these cards should have been sent out weeks ago but crafting lately has been at a stand still for me, so I'm actually glad to finally get this done.
These cards are really easy to make. My friend Regena offered to emboss some papers for me and the flowers come from Fred She Said. They are beautiful. The sentiment in the middle was printed out using Microsoft Word. It takes about 7 minutes to make a card like this IF you don't have to cut out the flowers first. That takes time, so I like to have a bunch done before hand. So here's my card...

I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
  2. Pile It On Challenge - Bling It On
  3. Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Bingo (Gems, Make Your Own Paper, Flowers)
  5. One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
  6. Sparkles Forum Challenge Blog - Anything But A Christmas Card
  7. Sundays Wish Chrissy - Anything Goes
  8. Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
  9. Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes

Blog Candy WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I decided to draw the winners of my candy a little early, hope that’s OK with all of you. I printed out the list of names and put them in a bowl and had my daughter Destiny stir them up real good and then draw the names.

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Pendra from "Pendra's Place"


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Jessica from "Chick-N-Scrap"

WooHoo! Congrats to both winners!! Could the two of you please email me your addresses at realcanadiangurl@gmail.com and I'll get your packages out to you. If I don't hear from you in 7 days I'll have to do a redraw. And for those that didn't win, I'll be having some blog candy in the near future. Thanks for stopping by, Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. Hugs and God Bless.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Get Well Card

****If Your Looking For My Blog Candy Click HERE****

A very good friend of mine had surgery and I had to make her a quick card. Sure hope she feels better soon and gets well too. I miss seeing her around.
Its not my usual type and style of Magnolia card but its nice and simple. The flowers come from Fred She Said and the charm come from Ebay. I couldn't find them any cheaper anywhere else so I took my chances and I love them, plus as a bonus the shipping was free and really fast. The border punch I used to make the lace look is the Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch . Its definitely one of my favorite Fiskars brand name punches. Not much else to say so here's my card... Oh and thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.
I would like to enter this card into the current Challenges:
  1. Divas By Design - Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  3. Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle
  4. Card Making Mama's - Sentiments
  5. Cooking It Up With Katie - Anything Goes
  6. Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with Option
  7. Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
  8. Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
  9. Penny Paper Crafty - Tie One On

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Blog Candy Anyone????

**********CANDY NOW CLOSED*********

Hey there lovely blog readers. I've been planning to do a little blog candy for a while now. I know its not much but its just to say thanks to all my lovely followers for your kind comments and dropping by to visit my blog. There will be 2 candies and they will both include:
  • 2 images each of 16 different stamps, (Magnolia, Sarah Kay, Whiff Of Joy)
  • Embellishments
  • Ribbon
  • Stamps
  • Flowers
  • Stickers
  • Personalized Mailing Labels

Some of the items aren't in the picture yet but they will be added to the lot.
So what do you have to do to get into the draw.

1. Post the picture on your blog sidebar
2. Come back and leave a comment.
3. You don't have to be a follower although I'd love it if your were.

Only people with blogs can enter. This is my first blog candy and I don't want it to be to overwhelming with requests. Sorry.
Closing date will be Dec 25. The winner will be picked soon afterwards using Random.org

Candy's Huge Christmas Candy

Candy has a fabulous giveaway going on now that you all don't want to miss out on. Someone is going to be extremely lucky to win this one. Head on over there and see what you have to do to get your name in the hat. Ends: Dec 15

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Craft Barn Blog Candy

The Craft Barn is celebrating 600 followers with a fabulous giveaway. Just head on over there and take a look. Its worth it. Ends Nov 25th so head on over there and don't miss out.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I was in a grey mood...

and I sure wish I hadn't been. It took me a while to figure out how I should color the Tilda image I used for this card. It didn't turn out too bad but I can tell you all one thing, I won't be choosing grey for a card in a long time. Not only did I end up not knowing how to color the image I also didn't have any grey mulberry roses that would go with this card. I ended up having to use Fred She Said Designs flowers. I ordered them a while back and finally found a way to use them on a Magnolia card. I think they add a sweet touch. The sentiment comes from Sentiments 4 You, they have an awesome collection of freebie sentiments and this one so happnens to be one of them. Sorry for having to cut this post short today (as if my other ones are any longer, lol) but I have a lot of house work to get done. And before I go here is my card.
I would like to enter my card into the current challenges:
  1. Midnight Sketch Challenge #127 - Sketch
  2. Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  3. Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
  4. Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
  5. The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
  6. Crafts And Me - Use Blue On Your Creation
  7. Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
  8. Paper Pretties - Use A Sentiment
  9. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  10. Creative Craft World - Use A Sentiment
  11. The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Use A Charm

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wedding Bells Ring...

My cousin Pauline is getting married on Sunday and I desperately had to make a Wedding card and what better way to introduce her to the adorable Magnolia stamps then by making her a card using a Magnolia stamped image. Because she's never seen a card like this I'm not sure if she'll like it. I know I love it but she's kind of a plain Jane so I'm having my doubts.
Instead of using patterned papers I embossed it because I wanted it white I had to put an effect on the white paper. This is my first embossed Magnolia card. I colored the image with pencil crayons and the flowers come from the very talented Jacque. The sentiment comes from the Sentiments 4 You blog and I just love it. I added the border around it to give it a classy look.
So here's my card. Let me know what you think...will she like it?
I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:

  1. Polka Doodles Challenges - Ribbons And Bows
  2. One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
  3. Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog - Sparkle And Bling
  4. Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog - Color Challenge (Green, Blue, White)
  5. Stampin Sisters In Christ - Anything Goes
  6. Flourishes - The Name Game Rosalee Maendel (R - Rhinestones, M - Multiple Layers)
  7. Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons And Lace
  8. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Punches
  9. Lothian Crafts Online - Anything Goes
  10. Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Some Yummy Candy To tell you all about

Beth has some great candy over on her blog. Head on over there now to enter, you only have till Oct 31 to do so. Click on her name above to take you there.


Don't go just yet... Candy over at Candy's Crafty Corner is having a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her new blog makeover. Head on over there and check it out now. Ends Oct 8th so you only have a few days left. Good luck everyone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Best Magnolia Card Yet (in my opinion)

Hey there lovely peeps. Found time to make yet another Magnolia card. Absolutely love how this one turned out. All of the beautiful blue papers that I used come from the lovely Diana over at "Moshie's Moments"and the beautiful Mulberry Roses come from Jacque over "Jacque's Joie de Vivre" I colored the Magnolia image with Pencil crayons and outlined it with copics. I don't have enough colors to blend with so I have to use whatever works best for me. I would like to enter the card into the current challenges:
  1. Crafty Ribbon's Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  2. Stamp With Fun - Anything Goes
  3. Cute Card Thursday Challenge #182 - Anything Goes
  4. Scrap Creations Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  5. The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Emma - Embellish
  7. Scrap, Stamp and Doodle - Birthday
  8. The Crafty Pad - Sparkly Gems
  9. One Stop Craft Challenges - Girlie
  10. If The Shoe Fits Scrap It Challenge Blog - Bejeweled Blue
  11. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Flowers
  12. Bronte And Bella's Challenge Blog - Celebrate (Birthday's)
  13. Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Monochromatic
  14. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Recipe (1 circle, 2 ribbons, 3 squares)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm Baaack....

Wow! Life sure has gotten away from me and so has my blog. I'm really disappointing at the lack of time I spend to keep my blog updated but with all the garden work and canning I have to say it has been tough. I've noticed that I lost 2 followers due to my lack to commitment to my blog and I'm sorry for not posting more often. I'll try to do better. :)
I got this weird idea to try something new and off I went to give it a go. Beading! Trying something different to make this card pop was all I had in mind. It took me forever to get this strand of beads beaded but I ended up managing after about 1.5 hours of work. Boy was I glad to be done. I have to say that the card didn't turn out quite like I expected it to but I guess it'll have to do. Imagine making a card that you want perfect and you work on it about twice as long as any of your other cards and it actually turns out not at all as you anticipated, boy that stinks! By the way if you've never tried making your own lace you really ought to. All you need is paper and any craft border punch. Its a little tricky in finding out how wide your strip should be but once you've done it you'll never want to use real lace again. Anyway here's my card.
I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Delicious Doodles Challenges - Something new (Beading, image, flowers)
  2. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - More Then One Fold
  3. I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  4. Cheery Lynn Designs Blog - Anything Goes
  5. Top Tip Tuesdays - Birthday Time
  6. Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Flowers
  7. SweetStamps Blog - Stitches (By the flowers, its hard to see)
  8. Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - Birthdays
  9. Stamp Something Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (Final Challenge)
  10. One Stitch At A Time Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  11. Craft Your Passion Challenges - F Word (Flowers, Fancy Fold)
  12. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Multi Fold

Monday, September 12, 2011

1000 Sheets Of Paper Giveaway...

Have you all seen this giveaway over at A Thousand Sheets Of Paper. Amy is having this huge giveaway and you had all better head on over there and check it out. Juts click on the name link above. You won't regret it. Ends Sept 23. Not too much time left, eh! Run, run, run on over there NOW!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tilda Is Finally Smiling...

Wow! It sure has been a while since I've put up a post on one of my creations. But I have to admit...it has been a busy summer so far. The garden work doesn't seem to end and plus the canning seems to go on forever. Anyway I finally found the time to sit down and make a card. I got the color idea from the Fiskateers Home Page. In case you haven't heard of them the Fiskateers are a bunch of wonderful guys and gals who share the love of crafting. There are online crops and weekly challenges that one can join and the gallery is loaded with tons of wonderful projects. If you're interested in joining you can just click the link above and it'll take you there and show you the ropes on how to join and yes its free with a wonderful surprise...Wink!
I decided that Tilda needed a expression so I actually took the time to look up mouth expressions and drew a mouth and nose on her. Now I know it isn't the best but I'm OK with how it turned out. The lovely Mulberry Roses come from Jacque Beddingfield and the design papers come from Michelle Cummings, Thanks to both of you for everything. The Eiffel Tower picture comes from Google Images anyone can find that, lol. So finally...Here is my creation. Hope y'all like it.
I am entering this card into the current challenges:
  1. Stamptacular Sunday Challenges - Fancy Fold
  2. Prairie Fairy Friday's - SketchLink
  3. The Ribbon Girl Blog - Ribbon
  4. Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
  5. Bearly Mine Challenges - Bring On The Bling
  6. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  7. Fab 'N' Funky Challenges - A Stitch In Time
  8. Fussy And Fancy - 3 of your favorite Embellishment (Flowers)
  9. Jelly Park Challenges - Favorite Embellishments
  10. One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Winner of "Cards for Jessica"

A while back I put up a post on my blog about my sister Jessica loosing 3 of her fingers at the first joint. Although 19 ladies offered to send her a card she has only received 12 and those 12 ladies name's are below. Its been over a month since she's received any cards so I decided it was time to pick a winner out of the list to receive a small package of crafting goodies. for taking the time to send her a card. I'm sorry that you can't all be winners, but my sister loved every card that she received. And she asked me to thank you all personally. She is doing good and is getting along quite nicely, there are some jobs though where her fingers can't bend enough to grasp certain small objects but hopefully with therapy she'll be able to. Anyway, first I wrote all the names down and then I went to random.org and let him choose.....

  1. Jacque Beddingfield
  2. Sandra Wilkins
  3. Donna Woods
  4. Christine Thomas
  5. Mariah Waldner
  6. Laura Bartram
  7. Lida Goosen
  8. Monica Patel
  9. Abigale Baily
  10. Vicky Meter
  11. Marlene Shaw
  12. Claudia Waldner

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Result: 11 Powered by RANDOM.ORG


Congratulations to Marlene Shaw. Please email me your address and I'll send your pkg out asap and thanks again to everyone who took the time to send Jessica a card. I tried to post a picture of the Random.org frame but it didn't seem to work. Can anyone give me advise on how to do it in case I need it in the near future. Thanks

Monday, July 18, 2011

My First Edwin Card

Time for another card. I've been really busy lately and haven't found much time to craft. So yesterday I finally found the time. Its been a while since I made a card with no fancy folds. In my last couple of posts I've been posting only easel cards and I though that it was definitely time for a change. The sketch I used is the latest "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge". I love their challenges and have been entering them for sometime now. The sentiment comes from "Sentiments 4 U". They have some wonderful choices of free sentiments now and then, go and check them out. Anyway here is my card:Link
  1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #112 - Sketch
  2. Totally Gorjuss #89 - All For The Boys
  3. Paper Crafting Journey - For Him
  4. Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - One For The Boys
  5. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  6. Stampin' B's - Bling
  7. Fussy and Fancy - Summer
Befor I go I would like to tell you all about a wonderful giveaway I just found. Michelle over at Scrapin' For Kenzie is having a huge giveaway. Head on over there and check it out now.