Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas Banner!

I decided to make a Merry Christmas banner to hang in between my kitchen and living room. I used my Cricut to cut the letters and then I embellished them with buttons, stickers, etc. I admit, it could be a lot better but I have been so pressed for time lately. With my DH coming home for leave soon (hopefully next week), I have been trying to get so much done that I am just running out of time!! And since it is Christmas time, I wanted to do a few little extra, new things that we don't usually have decoration wise. I'm sure he'll love it, and he won't even realize that it could have been better!! lol =0)












TFL

~Courtney~



I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Daring Cardmakers-Snow Much Fun (there are snowmen on the banner)
Paper Cutz-Snowmen or Snowflakes (I have both)
Allsorts Challenge Blog-Last Minute Christmas
Challenge Up Your Life-Christmas
Creative Inspirations-Anything Goes Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges-Wish Upon a Star &/or Christmas/Winter
Crafty Hos'-Red & Green
OSAAT-Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei-If you made it, we will come!
Pear Tree Designs-Christmas
Scrappy Frogs-Christmas Decor
Tiffany Doodles-Christmas Theme
Gingersnap Creations-#81 Snowpeople
Creative Stamp Friends-Typical Christmas Colors
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog-Deck the Halls
Totally Stampalicious-CAS
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog-Christmas Themed Embellishments
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges-Quick and easy does it!
For Fun Challenges-Christmas
Fresh Brewed-Merry Christmas
AiFactory-Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments-Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges-Anything but a Card



Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Birthday Card for My Daughter!

It saddens me to say that my baby will be 5 on the 20th. She is so excited, but me, well I am full of mixed emotions. Where does the time go, it seems just yesterday we were bringing this sweet baby girl home from the hospital. Now she is this little girl with a BIG personality. Truth be told she is 4 going on 16 rather than 4 going on 5. Nevertheless, we can't keep them little forever so I guess I will just have to get over it! =0( So anyway, she is having a My Little Pony birthday party and below is the card made her.





I found the pony image online, I colored it with my Creative Memories marker, papers are from my stash, the chipboard 5 is from SU!, the ink is Blush from CTMH and the sentiments are mine.

TFL

Courtney~

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Crafty Little Place-Sketch
By The Cute and Girly-Children
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shops Best-Animals/Insects
Shelly's Images-Let's Celebrate
Stamp Something-Digi Day
Miami Doodles-Anything Goes
OSAAT-Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei-If you make it, we will come.
Stamping Vacation-No Punches

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cards for Teachers!

Boy have I been busy!! I had to get four Christmas Cards whipped up today for my kids teachers. I sort of took the easy way out, as I didn't use any digis. But hey, I was in a hurry. ;0)





The chipboard stickers on this card are from Wal-Mart, the sentiment is mine and everything else is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

The Pixie Cottage-#48 Sketch and/or Sparkle and Shine
Aly's Sunday Challenge-Favorite Christmas Movie (The Santa Clause)
Tiffany Doodles-Christmas Theme
The Crazy Challenge-All I Want for Christmas is You
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Christmas Cards
ABC Christmas Challenge-Y is for Yuletide (red & green)
Inky Impressions-Christmas
Stampin' Royalty-Winter Holidays
AiFactory-Holiday/Christmas
Dutch Dare-Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament
Alphabet Challenge-G is for Glitter
C.R.A.F.T Challenge-Colour Palette


Card #2



The stickers on this card are also from Wal-Mart, the sentiment is mine and everything else I dug out of my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

Crafty Ann's-Sketch/Christmas
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations-Christmas Song (Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree)
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers-Deck the Halls
ABC Christmas Challenge-Y is for Yuletide (red & green)
Cooking it up with Katie-Layer me a red Christmas
Fresh Brewed Challenges-Sparkle & Shine
Stampavie & More-Christmas
ABC Challenge-J is for Jewels
Your Next Stamp Challenge-CAS Christmas
AiFactory-Holiday/Christmas
The TownScrapper-Bling
Ellephantastic Challenge-Wish upon a star/Winter/Christmas
Oh, Alice!-Red, Green and one other color
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club-A Christmas Carol (Oh, Christmas Tree)

Card #3




Chipboard stickers are from Wal-Mart, sentiment is mine and everything else is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches-#93 Sketch
Aly's Sunday Challenge-Favorite Christmas Movie (Frosty's Winter Wonderland)
Order of the Opus Gluei-Frosted
Pear Tree Designs-Winter Wonderland
Gingersnap Creations-Snowpeople
ABC Christmas Challenge-Y is for Yuletide (red & green)
Creative Belli Blog-Christmas Themed Embellishments/Papers
Aud Sentiments-Happy Holidays
AiFactory-Holiday/Christmas
One Powerful Hour-Snow People
Pixie Dust-Let it snow
Catch the Bug-Winter Wonderland
Daring Cardmakers-Snow Much Fun
Paper Cutz Challenge-Snowflake or Snowman

Card #4




Stickers are from Wal-mart, sentiment is mine and everything else is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

The Pink Elephant-#88 Sketch
Wild Orchid-An Old Fashioned Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge-Y is for Yuletide (red & green)
Little Red Wagon-Use a Die Cut
AiFactory-Holiday/Christmas
Stamping B's-Use a Star
Miami Doodles-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations-Anything Goes Christmas

TFL

~Courtney



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Christmas Time at Penny's!!



That's right, our new challenge is up at Penny's. Our challenge this go round is Merry Christmas! You know you're already making Christmas cards, so why not play along with us! =0)







For this card I used Sammie Snowman from Fairy Dust Crafts. All other products are from my stash.

TFL
~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenges-Y is for Yuletide (I used red & green)
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge-All I Want for Christmas is You!
Mojo Monday-Sketch
Ooh La La Creations-Christmas Song (Frosty the Snowman)
AiFactory-Winter
Blog-a-Doodle-Anything Goes/Winter Theme
CCEE Stampers-Use a Snowman
Crafty Ann's-Sketch &/or Christmas Theme (I choose to use the theme)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Let it Snow
Dutch Dare-Christmas Card/Tag or Ornament
Glitterbabe-Buttons
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Christmas Cards
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes
Tuesday Taggers-Deck the Halls
Cooking it up with Katie-Layer Me a Red Christmas
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog-Christmas Themed Embellishments
Inky Impressions-Christmas
OWH Stars and Stamps-Use Ribbon
Stampavie & More-Christmas
Stampin' Royalty-Winter Holidays
Your Next Stamp Challenge-CAS Christmas
7 Kids College Fund-Winter Wonderland
Stamp Something-Christmas Color Combo
Challenge up your life-Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges-Red & Green and/or St. Andrew's Day
Lots To Do-Words
Secret Crafter-Christmas
Speedy The Cat-Red & Green
Aly's Sunday Challenge-Favorite Christmas Movie (Frosty's Winter Wonderland)
OSAAT-Old Stash/New Stash (paper & ribbon are old, everything else is new)
Order of the Opus Gluei-Let's get Frosted
Pear Tree Designs-Winter Wonderland
Crafty Pad-Anything Goes
Tiffany Doodles-Christmas Theme
Gingersnap Creations-#81 Snowpeople


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...


I just wanted to share my Christmas Tree!! Hobby Lobby had 50% off their Christmas decorations a couple of weeks ago, so I decided to do a new theme for my tree this year. Hubby is due home right around Christmas so I want to have everything PERFECT!! He's probably going to kill me for buying new decorations...I have too many as it is!! lol



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wow!! Has it really been that long???

What a bad blogger I have been! Life has just taken control and I have totally neglected this blog and crafting to be honest. I really need to get back into the swing of things. I am missing all of my friends out there in blog land.

Speaking of friends in blog land, my wonderful friend Darlene has given me this wonderful Stylish Blogger Award!! Thank you Darlene!!



By accepting this award I must complete the following tasks:

1) Thank and link back to the person who awarded me. THANKS SO MUCH Darlene! I'm really enjoying working with you and getting to know you ... you are so talented and always there to help!

2) Share 8 things about myself.

I am an Army Wife (for those of you who didn't know)
I could eat chips and salsa everyday
I'm a pack rat (I have things that haven't seen the light of day in YEARS)
I have 3 children ages 8, 7 & almost 5
Almost everyone parties on my Birthday (December 31st New Years Eve)
I love to go horse back riding
I love spending time at the river (camping, floating, canoeing, fishing)
I hate crossing really long, high bridges

3) Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered.

Julye
Manuela
Sharon
Kristen
Diane
Scrappy
Linda

4) Contact bloggers to let them know about the award….

I promise to be a better blogger...Really I do!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So long as it flies!!


That's right, the new challenge is up at Penny's and as long as it flies, it's in!!





This card is pretty simple, the CS is from SU! and the image is by Dustin Pike (aren't his images just so great). I colored him with chalks. I must admit, I did accidentally cut the tassel of his little hat. Oops!!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

AiFactory-Animals
Craftalicious Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's-At least 1 digi and your favorite coloring medium
Clean & Simple-Sketch 111
Totally Gorgjuss-Not a Square
Crazy 4 Challenges-Birthday
Create4fun-Use a digital stamp
Ellephantastic-Anything Goes
ISB Challenge-Animals
One Stitch At A Time-Use Your Digi Stamps
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Birthdays
Ooh La La-Nothing Floral
The Pink Elephant-TPE85 Childhood


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Going Round & Round

That's right, this week at Penny's we are going round and round. Our challenge is CIRCLES!! Be sure to come and play along with us for your chance to win 5 digis from our wonderful sponsor Di's Digi Downloads! Her digi's are so AWESOME!





I chose to us 'A Hunting We Will Go' for my card this week. I am not at all happy with my coloring...hoping my DH will get the hint and buy me some copics! lol The papers are all CTMH.

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Friday Sketchers-Sketch
AiFactory-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-Anything Goes
Craftalicious Challenges-Harvest Festival/Autumn
Crafty Sentiments-Use your scraps
Sarah Hurley Challenges-Autumn
Paper Cutz Challenge-Something with a critter
Raise the Bar-Bundle Up
Stamp Something-Fall Colors
Allsorts-Plain & Simple
Bee-Crafty-Furry/Fluffy Friends
Craft Your Days Away-Autumn Doodles
ISB Challenges-Fall Colors
OSAAT-Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge-Seasons Change
Craft Your Passion-Clean & Simple
Crazy Challenge-No Ribbons or Buttons
Creative Stamp Friends-Autumn
Incy Wincy Designs-Anything Goes
Picture Perfect Creations-More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Pear Pizzaz
A Crafty Little Place-Autumn Daze
Anything Goes Challenge Blog-Going Round in Circles
Flourishes Boutique-Fall Themed
Tuesday Taggers-Here comes Autumn

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It's Challenge Time Again @ Penny's!


The new challenge is up at Penny's and this fortnightly them is Anything Baby! So get those baby projects and come and join us for your chance to win 5 digis of your choice from Sew Many Cards!





For this challenge I chose to use Hershey with Angel Owen. I am making this mini album for my cousins baby, I apologize that it isn't complete. I have lost my mojo here lately.

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Creative Belli Blog-B-Themed Embellishments
Flutter By Wednesday's-Buttons with an Angel, Fairy or Butterfly
For Fun Challenges-Glitter, Glitter, Glitter
ABC Challenge-D is for Distressing
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Handmade Gifts
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Pastels
Simple Doodles-Color Me With Dots
Stamp Something-Stripes and Spots
Aly's Sunday Challenge-Sparkle & Glitter
Crafty Ho's-Green, Blue & Yellow
High Hopes-Spots or Dots
Opus Gluei-Alphabet Soup
Paper Sundaes-3 Different Embellishments

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Sketch Challenge...


It's Tuesday again and that means time for another KWED Challenge! This week Scrappy has come up with an AWESOME sketch for us to use. Be sure to visit the KWED Blog and check other DT members gorgeous creations....And, while your there you might as well play along! Right?! =0)





For my card this week I choose to use the Cowboy Boot image. All of the sentiments were printed from my computer. The ink is CTMH and the papers are all from my stash.

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Cottage-Celebrations
Stampin' for the Weekend-Shabby or Vintage
Stampin with the Dragon-Use the letter i
Bee-Crafty-Anything Goes
Challenge up your Life-Celebrations
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp Challenge-Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge-Distress it!
Creatalicious Challenges-Vintage
Crafty Cardmakers-Clean & Simple
Creative Stamp Friends-Distressing
Incy Wincy Designs-Celebrate


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Winter Wonderland Challenge!

It's Saturday, and time for another Sweet Stampin Challenge! This weeks challenge is Winter Wonderland. Be sure to pop over and the rest of the DT's amazing work and play along with us!




For this card I choose to use a 'Robin with Mistletoe' by Pink Gem Designs...Isn't she cute! I colored her with my Creative Memories markers and used Stickles for the snow. The papers are Prima and the sentiment is printed from my computer.

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Midnight Madness-Sketch #69
Bee-Crafty-Anything Goes
Challenge up your life-Celebrations
Oh, Alice!-Shine or Sparkle
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge-Clean & Simple
Sentimental Sundays-Clean & Simple
Crafty Ho's-Use Your School Supplies
One Stitch at a Time-Girlie and/or Color Challenge
Crafty Card Makers-Glitter & Sparkle
Pollycraft-Add a Little Nature
Wild Orchid Challenge-Add a little Sparkle
A Crafty Little Place-Anything Goes
The Creative Cottage-Celebrations
Colour Create Challenge-Pastel, Lilac, Yellow & Mint
Stamp Something-Something Cute

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Birthday Card!

Well, like I said before...September is full of Birthdays for me. So, here is another one! This one is pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out.






The image is from RainDrop Echo Designs and is colored with my Creative Memories markers. The inside sentiment is printed from my computer. Papers and buttons are from my stash.

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fairymoon Crafts-Sketch
Charisma Cardz Challenge-Inspired by a song (Happy Birthday to You)
Sew Many Challenges-Happy Birthday
Stampin' for the Weekend-Anything Goes
Bee-Crafty-Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life-Celebrations
One Stop Craft Challenge-How Sentimental
Corrosive Challenge Blog-One for the Guys
Sentimental Sundays-Clean & Simple
Crafty Ho's-Use your school supplies (colored with markers)
Cupcake Craft Challenge-Let's get Digital!
A Crafty Little Place-Anything Goes
The Creative Cottage-Celebrations