Monday, May 31, 2010

4th And Final Post For Today!

If you are here for the OWH Bloghop please click here.



I made this card to send in my hubby's goody box that I will be mailing him in the next week or so! The image was a freebie from the OWH Bloghop from JessicaLynn Originals, the DP is from K & Co., the card stock CTMH and the stamped sentiment is one that I had in my stash. I colored the digi using Memory Pencils and Baby Oil. It was my first time using that technique and I think it turned out pretty good. I can't take credit for the 'heart u' in the dog tag...I seen that Sandy from OWH had done it to her's and I thought it was just too cute!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
JessicaLynn Originals-Use this digi on a card
Paper Popsicles-Sketch
Creative Inspirations-Distressing
Fresh Brewed Challenges-Red, White & Blue
Gingersnap Creations-54 Pencils
ABC Challenge-V is for Vintage
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp-One for the boys
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays-Red, White & Blue
365 Cards-89 Courage & Strength

TFL

~Courtney~

A Birthday Card For My Brother-3rd Post Today



If you are here for the OWH Bloghop please click here.


I made this card for my brother and I have to say, I am really please with how it turned out. The DP used is from CTMH Felicity Collection, the card stock is from SU! and the ribbon is from my stash. I cut the 4-Wheeler with my Cricut and I'm sorry, but the name of the cart has escaped me. The sentiment was a free digi from Create with TLC
. The inside sentiment is from CTMH 'Piece of Cake'.






I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday-Sketch 141
Little Red Wagon-Birthday
AUD Sentiments-It's Your Day
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Anything Goes
InLinks Challenge-Boy's Birthday Card with Dark & Light Blue, Green & Brown
Crafty Calender Challenge-The Great Outdoors

TFL

~Courtney~

A Few Cards I Made For OWH!

If you are here for the OWH Bloghop please click here!



Here are a few cards for OWH...I'm getting started on my commitment of 1 card per comment! =0) All of these cards are the same sketch...which I found at Posh Designs challenge #15. The sentiment was a freebie on the hop found at The Digi Shack.




This first card is made using papers for CTMH Felicity and the card stock is from SU!

I Would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes


On this card I used K & Co. Paper and CTMH card stock.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Posh Designs-Sketch
The Digi Shack-Use Missing You sentiment




On these last two cards I used misc. scraps from my stash.

TFL

~Courtney~

Happy Memorial Day...And Blog Candy Extended!

Hello everyone...I would like to start by wishing everyone a beautiful Memorial Day! May you have a blessed day with your families. And let us not forget the Soldiers and their families today. If you are here for the OWH Bloghop please click here. I just wanted to make a couple of announcements...First, I know that some people are still hoping. Personally it took me the better part of 2 days to get through all of the blogs on the hop. So, because of that I am going to extend my blog candy to 11:59pm CST tonight and I will announce the winner tomorrow June 1st. Secondly, as I was hopping along I noticed a lot of you were committing to make one card per comment on your hop post to send to OWH. That inspired me, and so that is what I'll be doing. So come everyone...comment and commit me to a bunch of cards for OWH!

Thanks everyone!


~Courtney~

Saturday, May 29, 2010

OWH Memorial Day Weekend Bloghop...

Hello and welcome to my spot on the OWH Memorial Weekend Bloghop! If you have stumbled upon my blog and would like to hop along with us then you need to start here. Why not play along, there are lots of challenges, blog candy, tutorials and more! Remember we are hoping in memory and in honor of our heroes, our veterans!


This is my Hubby, My HERO...SSG Jason McDaniel. He is currently serving a 12 month tour in Afghanistan. I am so very PROUD!

Okay, now on to my cards...



This first card I created using "Tank You" from KAH-Wink-E-Dink. Kristen is giving this image as a freebie. So be sure you hop all the way through, you don't want to miss it! The papers used are from K & Co. Stickers and ribbon are from my stash and the ink is CTMH.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Midnight Madness-Sketch
Tuesday Taggers-It's a Man's World
CAS-Tastic Challenge-A Touch of Green
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp-One for the boys
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays-Thank Full
365 Cards-#86 Keep it Simple
365 Cards-#89 Courage & Strength







My next card is the card my children will be sending to their Dad along with his Father's Day Gift. The image was a freebie from Sew Many Cards. Isn't it just the cutest?! The inside of the card reads "When I grow up, I wanna be just like...dad" "Happy Father's Day". Again, the papers are from K & Co., the ink is CTMH and the stickers are from my stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tuesday Taggers-It's a Mans World
CAS-Tastic Challenge-A Touch of Green
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp-One for the boys
365 Cards-#86 Keep it Simple

Now for the CANDY....

http://cms.closetomyheart.com/~/media/ImageGallery/Time%20Sensitive/Medium/Summer%202010/2010_sum_ideabookcvr_300.ashx?w=400

I am offering one lucky winner a $15 Gift Certificate for Close To My Heart products. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and become a follower of my blog! That's it!!! Easy Peasee Lemon Squeezee? I will draw a winner using Random.org on May 31st, so be sure to check back and see if you're the lucky duck!





Finally, I would like to just say one final Thank You to all of our Men & Women in uniform and their families for the ultimate sacrifices they make..Because without them, we would not be able to have this hop or a lot of other things we take for granted on a daily basis. Thank you!!!

Now, on to your next stop...It's Amy at Can't Wait To Create!

Thanks for stopping by and hopping along!

~Courtney~

Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!



My 4 year DD has gotten her first official invite to a Birthday Party that isn't a brother or a cousin! lol She is so excited and has asked me everyday since if it's time for the party. Well, tomorrow is the day...Finally!!! I made this card using Cake Slice from Tuesday Taggers. I colored with Memory Pencils, the inked is Key Lime from CTMH. The paper is Basic Grey and the sentiments are CTMH. The inside reads Make a Wish, the lighting was bad and I could not get a good photo. Sorry! =0(

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Inspirational Card Sketches-Sketch #68
The Crazy Challenge-It's a Girl Thing
Ooh La La Creations-Bright & Cheerful
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Celebrations
CAS-tastic-A Touch of Green
Gingersnap Creations-#54 Pencils
Little Red Wagon-Birthday
OWH Stars & Stripes-You light up my life
Stampavie & More-Birthday for a girl
AUD Sentiments-It's Your Day
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenge-Up in the Air
Corrosive Challenge Blog-Clean & Simple
365 Cards-#86 Keep it Simple

Can you help make this little boy smile?

I just came from Denise's blog Lala's World and she is giving away candy as an incentive to send this little boy some get well wishes. Now, I know that majority of you would do this without the candy incentive but she just want to give a little RAK for your RAK. Here are all the details...


Lennon, who's almost 4 years old has been battling cancer since he was 2 years old.

Lennon's mom Amanda said, "wherever the action is, that's where 3-year-old Lennon will be. Running around outside, playing video games and pretending to be his favorite super hero. He's always laughing, running around giving the nurses a hard time you would never know he was sick." But Lennon is a sick little boy.

Lennon now has multiple tumors on his brain and spine. He will have to begin the fight all over again. Now Lennon's single mother said her only son has a 20-percent chance of survival but they're not giving up.

Amanda said they are taking each day in stride, and even though Lennon's bright-orange hair is gone, his spunk that matches it is still here!! "Lennon's a fighter, so am I. We'll beat it," according to Hunt.

Something fun, funny, upbeat, or just cute would be great. His nana over at http://fablady.blogspot.com/, says he loves getting cards and has offered to have the cards sent to her since Lennon will be getting Chemo next week. She wants to make sure he gets them!
Please make a little guy smile and send Lennon a card to:

Lennon Hunt
c/0 Pages in Time
5221 South 48 St
Lincoln NE 68516

If you'd like to enter Denise's blog candy, please blog about this post so others might be inspired to make a card along with a picture of it and then go here and add your link to Mr. Linky below. You can enter as much as you want, but please mail them out a week at a time so he can get cards for a little while :) This is a great way for you to use up those scraps, win some candy, and do a really cool thing for a sweet boy.

She'll draw a name on Monday June 14th.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thank You!



I made this card for my son's teacher. I think it turned out so cute! The image is Oliver the Scholar and you can find him at Sew Many Cards. Isn't he cute! The apples are cut with my Cricut and the Thank You sentiment is from SU. Isn't the sentiment on the inside cute, and it's perfect for the end of the year...You can find it at Create with TLC. The papers are from Creative Memories.

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sew Many Challenges-Anything Goes
A Crafty Little Place-Sketch
Crafty Creations-Your Favorite Stamp
Diva Coffee Break Designs-Real Red, Whisper White & Brilliant Blue
Fresh Brewed Challenges-Red, White & Blue
Crafty Ann's-Lots of Color
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations-Punches or Die Cuts
One Stitch At A Time-Furry Friends
365 Cards-#86 Keep it Simple

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bigs News Candy!

Zoe at Make it Crafty is giving away some Big News Candy!



Be sure to hop over there and enter yourself and check out her real working carousel...I would have to say it's my favorite.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #30

As many of you know from an earlier post I was recently asked to join the DT for Penny's Creations. Penny had decided to end her challenge blog and concentrate more on her digis. I happily volunteered to take over Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog. This will be the last challenge that Penny's host and then it will be my turn. Wish me luck! I am really looking forward to this new adventure! Penny's last challenge is to use a fruit or veggie theme. June is National Fruit and Veggie Month...So, a very fitting Challenge!


For my card I have chosen to use Strawberry Cupcake from Creations by Penny! Be sure to hop over there and check out the other DT members lovely creations. And, since you're there already, why not play along!

TFL

~Courtney~

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ooh La La Creations-Bright & Cheerful
Creative Card Crew-Pink & Green
CAS-tastic Challenge-A Touch of Green
Crafty Ann's-Lots of Color
Sew Many Challenges-Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts-Photo Inspiration
Forever Friends-Pink & Green

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

True has Candy!

True will be having surgery and will be in the hospital and out of Blogland for about 5 or 6 days...So, to show all of her wonderful followers that she still loves us she is giving away the YUMMYIST Blog Candy EVER!!! Be sure and head over and get yourself entered!

http://truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

New KAH-Wink-E-Dink Challenge!

This weeks challenge at KAH-Wink-E-Dink is Stick and Stones or any other 3rd grade humor. I have chosen to use Roger Plays Rugby and you can find him in the KAH-Wink-E-Dink Store.



I used paper from my stash and I water colored the image. The card reads "STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES, BUT FOOTBALL DOES IT BETTER!

TFL

~Courtney~

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday-Sketch
Craft Your Passion-#7 Distressing
Tuesday Taggers-It's a Man's World
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp-One for the boys
Sew Many Challenges-Anything Goes
Stamp Something-2 of Something
Creative Inspirations-Punches or Die Cuts
Crafty Calendar-The Great Outdoors
365 Cards-#86 Keep it Simple

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Wedding Card...




I made this card using a image I found at Arthur's Clipart. I colored with Memory Makers pencils and chalk. I also used Stickles on the dress. Paper is from my stash and the lovely flowers are from the candy I won from Craftingranny. Aren't they great!?

TFL

~Courtney~


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers-Inside Out
Crazy Challenge-#16 It's a Girl Thing
Papertake Weekly-Say it With Flowers
Crafty Creations-Celebrations
Gingersnap Creations-Pencils
Inky Impressions-Choose 2...I chose F-Flowers & S-Sparkle
Stampavie & More-Flower Power
Digi Doodle Shop-Sparkle, Glitter, Glitz
Paperplay Challenge-Wedding Celebrations
Sew Many Challenges-Anything Goes
Stamp Something-Use 2 of something
Paper Sundaes-Favorite Poem, Book or Fairytale
Clearly Inspired Challenge-Flowers
Stamping Royalty-Sketch

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Truth or Dare Blog Candy.

Jen at Pieces of Me is giving away some blog candy with a twist...Truth or Dare!!! For truth you must answer the question You receive RAKs from readers, friends or acquaintances, would you post these received items as a RAK giveaway on YOUR blog, if you didn't want/need them (knowing that the person that sent you that RAK may see it)? And for the Dare...Take a picture of the BOTTOMS (soles)of your feet and post to the web. So, now you know why I have posted a picture of my foot on my blog! lol Be sure to hop over and join in on the fun!

~Courtney~

Victoria Case Blog Candy

Woohoo- it is time for a new Victoria Case for SCACD stamp release, MAY 28th!! Mark your calendars for the brand new Summer collection!

They are celebrating with some sweet BLOG CANDY! The winner will receive the entire set of the new Summer series rubber stamps!

Be sure to hop on over there to enter yourself to win!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Don't Forget....

This weeks challenge at KAH-Wink-E-Dink is handmade embellishments. Why not hop over there and enter!!!

~Courtney~

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Kah-Wink-E-Dink DT Challenge Card.





This is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Kah-Wink-E-Dink. The challenge is to make your own embellishments! My scalloped flowers are handmade. The image is called Emily the Ballerina Bear and you can find her here. The DP is Basic Grey Kioshi Collection. I won it in some blog candy along with the white flowers from the lovely Carol at CraftinGranny.

TFL

~Courtney~

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

KAH-Wink-E-Dink-Handmade Embellishments
Creative Card Crew-Sketch
PaperPlay Challenges-Brown & ???
The Crazy Challenge-Something New (my papers)
Crafty Cardmakers-Inside Out
Pollycraft Challenge-Summer Blooms
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Cute & Girly
Papertake Weekly-Say it with flowers
Quixotic Challenge-DIY Flowers
Crafty Ann's-Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday-Someone Special
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp-Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge-Cut it Out
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations-Use Punches or Die Cuts
KL Stampin' & Scrapin'-Animal Love
Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Flowers
Totally Gorjuss-Round & Round
Clearly Inspired-Flowers


Monday, May 17, 2010

I have some more exciting news to share!!!

I just love it when I have exciting news to share....Penny from Penny's Creations has chosen me to join her lovely DT. I am so excited! She has such cute digi's to work with. I just know I'll have lots of fun working with her and her team.







Okay, now on to my card...On May 2nd my cousin and his wife had a "big" bouncing little boy. Not kidding, he weighed in at 9.5 lbs. They named him Nathan Charles Andrew Martin II and he is so cute. What was so unique is that they had chosen not to know if he was a boy or a girl. Who does that these days??? Makes it hard for us crafters to get personalized baby gifts done ahead of time! So, that is why I am just now making his card and I am also going to make a mini album to go with it.

On this card I used Baby Elephant from Creations by Penny. Isn't he cute? She has a whole Baby Animals Collection that you can find here. I colored the image with Memory Pencils, my DP, button and Stickease strips are from the CTMH Miracle Collection. The "it's a boy" stamped sentiment is SU and the Congratulations stamp is from my stash.

TFL

~Courtney~

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

Mojo Monday-Sketch
365 Cards-#76 Criss Cross Applesauce
Clearly Delightful-#5 Use blue & green on your main image
Crafty Cardmakers-Inside Out
Crazy Challenge-Something New
Stamp with Fun-Stripes
Gingersnap Creations-Pencils
The Play Date Cafe-Lime Green, Leaf Green & Pale Blue
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog-Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday-Someone Special
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp-Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop-Ribbon
KL Stampin' & Scrapin'-Animal Friend Love
Sentimental Sundays-New Beginnings

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Armed Forces Day!

I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to the men and women of our Armed Forces and to their families! Thank you so much for the sacrifices you make to ensure our freedom as citizens of the United States of America.


And a very special Thank You to my hubby SSG Jason McDaniel who is currently serving a 12 month tour in Afghanistan! I love you!!!

~Courtney~

Friday, May 14, 2010

Love Birds...






Here is a card I made for my cousin...Her anniversary is next week. The digi image is called Love Birds and is from Creations By Penny. The sentiment is CTMH and the paper is from my stash. I made the button myself using the tutorial at Posh Designs.

TFL

~Courtney~

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

PaperPlay Challenge-Brown & ???
Sweet Sketch Wednesday-Sketch
Crafty Angels-One for the Girls
ABC Challenge-U for Unused Stash

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blog Candy With A Twist...

Jen at Pieces of Me... is celebrating 250,000 hits and in honor of that she is giving away 5 prizes. This candy is only open for 1 day and you have to post photos of certain items to be entered. This sounded to fun to pass up, so here are my submissions...

Something Pink....
This is the pillow on my daughter's Princess bed.

Something Round...
All I could find is a door knob!!! lol

A house plant...
This plant is from my Grandpa's funeral in '06 and much to my surprise I have managed to keep it ALIVE!!!

Your youngest child's dirty socks...
There's not much else to say here! =0)


Something you ate today...
A bowl of Fruity Pebbles...Yummy late night snack!

~Courtney~