Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fred Bear- Feel Better

Welcome!  Today I am previewing our cute friend Fred Bear.  It is the cold and flu season and what better way to cheer up a sick peep with Fred as your assistant?  None that I can think of!!!!

I  created a quick and simple little goodie bag using the Perfect Bracket Edge die namic (love this thing), and the word bubble from Say What stamp/die combo.  Fred was colored and them distressed with some blending solution on a piece of Aida cloth, cut out and placed onto some SU striped twill.

Here are the details about the upcoming release on December 6 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on December 6th from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on December 6 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Stamps

I received my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps in the mail yesterday and since I FINALLY finished the darn LAST SWAP of the year yesterday I had some time to play today...

All sorts of new goodies on this baby!!!!  RibbonCarousel ribbon from December's kit, Christmas Twine, Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray, Snow Bunny Lucy (stamp) and Authentique DP from Corinna!!!  LOVE!!!  And Tim Holtz Season Ink in Persimmon Spray and a touch of Fired Brick.  Nestied with my mitten nesties...

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Day

Just wanted to post a quick note to make sure you pop by my blog on December 1, 2011!!!!   Just sayin...

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Well, my time has come to say good bye to all of you so I leave you with this SUPER CUTE Riley...

 Riley is a wavin' at ya'll and so am I!  Thank you for this week and all the wonderful comments on my blog.  It was SO much fun getting in touch with Riley again, I have missed that moose!!!! My heart may now be healed... PLEASE make sure you head on over to Riley & Company to get your hands on these guys.  They have GOT to be some of THE cutest releases yet!!!!!


Walked off to go to work yesterday and TOTALLY forgot to post my card... well, DARN!!! :(  Anyway, here is Riley fishin' with Percy... at least they both caught something right? ;)

Release party is tonight.... be there and catch a sneaker... LOL

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

day 4 Riley sneak!

Here is a little giftie idea, I call them snowflake kisses

I created a goodie holder using a die cut that I got from Jody awhile ago now, and it was a simple fast project to put together, some dies, ribbon, twine and a button...the STAR of the show of course is Snow Shoveling Riley!  He's got his work cut out for him that is for sure but it looks like he's got it all but done... just that last pile in the shovel! ;) Head on over to the Riley & Company and see what the DT have created!!! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Riley day 3~KelliJo

I gotta say I am THRILLED with this next peek, I mean I love them all so far, but THIS ONE???  Yea ummm, this image ROCKS!!!!!  I stamped Grinchy Riley twice cut one out with Spellbiners 2010 ornament die, colored and the used liquid applique on layer 1, set it aside, NOT for 24 hours... I really do NOT have patience... LOL  I then colored image #2 just the face and cut it out.  After the liquid applique dried for almost an hour, lol, I puffed it up with my heat gun and then used a Jody Dimensional to adhere the face onto the body.  I then layered some black pearl flourishes onto my Green CS that I ran through the diamond CB folder.  A few extra black pearls into the corners. The ornament is "hung up" using a Websters Pages Twinkler with a black pearl in the center.  The inside is stamped with the FUNNIEST sentiment this release!!!  His "puzzler"  LOL  LOVE IT!!!  Here is my Card and Thanks for all the love so far friends!!!  It's SO much fun....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Riley day 2 sneaks~kellijo

Hello again, it time for another sneak peek of the CUTE images Riley & co are releasing on the 24th, NOPE!  Not a type-o...the release is on Thanksgiving... some stores are opening for Black Friday at 10PM so might as well get what is REALLY on your list from the comfort of your own home and avoid making headline news right! ;0

For this peek I got reacquainted with my Exacto knife.  The Wreath just scremed to be hung from a door, or TAG in this case!! ;)  I colored the Christmas balls on the wreath in colors from my Mom's tree growing up, we had an "adults" tree and a kids tree, the adults tree was flocked and has pink and blue balls on it, I just could NOT make myself FLOCK THAT WREATH.... that is NOT a fond memory for me... LOL  Well enough blah blah blah... Here is my card, make sure you head to the Riley & Co. blog for all the Designers sneaks.... 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Riley Sneaks Day 1 and I am Guest DT

Hello all.... It's ME!!!!  YAY!!!  I won a coveted position as a Guest DT back when Riley had a DT Call... I was LUCKY and Scored Novembers release which we all know that means WINTER RILEYS!!!!  and This year Riley has a NEW FRIEND!!!!.... Not gonna make you wait but I want you to know that you need to head to RILEY & CO to see ALL of the Sneak Peeks   Here is my card using a TON of embellishments and dimensionals, but most importantly... RILEY & PERCY!!!!!!  ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

a Play Day for me...

Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions and Swanky Snow Dudes.  I added the moustache from the Hot Concoctions set onto my Unique Snowman... tee hee... The other is Rin and Snowman by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. All ribbon and or Twine you see used came from The Ribbon Carousel

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Moxie Fab Trigger Challenge...

I gotta admit, I have never heard of the Moxie Fab Trigger challenge but when it popped up on my FB page I INSTANTLY had inspiration, just had to cook dinner after picking Hailey up then I could play. 
Jessie was TOTALLY my inspiration from a LONG ago MFT Dienamic post when seeing these lollipop trees on this bag... The Notebook Edge Dienamic and how she used it upside down and called it a tree on the Wyatt the Conductor card she made... anyway... Here is my card and I gotta say, it was a fun challenge... I used MFT Grow Love Plant a Tree, a doily dienamic and of course the notebook edge dienamic.

PTI Swap Cards 2011 Christmas cards

Hello my friends!!  I just completed my Christmas cards for a PTI Swap over at SCS.  I LOVE texture and have been having fun playing with AIDA cloth and dies... I decided to honor my Mom and her AMAZING cross stitch skills by using AIDA cloth and (NO! not a needle and thread) stamps!!!  STAMPS I SAY!!! :)

Here is my card for the stocking imitation and the 2nd card is just home spun-y-ish!!!  ;) Both are very clean and Simple but NOT CAS... too much extra to be a real CAS, but still Clean and Simple!  LOL

Cops 4 Kids Auction Basket 2011

for the last 3 years running I have been the reigning CHAMPION of the Basket Auction... Each year there are several baskets put up for Auction to Benefit the Cops 4 Kids here in Olympia.  I started playing 3 years ago and have won all 3 years.  It started out as simply a necessity, I joined SO many swaps and had SO many cards laying around... then the last 2 years I have had gracious fellow stampers donate cards and join my swaps just for this great cause.  This year was no exception... the basket is GORGEOUS!!!  I couldn't fit it in the actual basket I had for the cards so I had to get crafty here at work and found a stray paper holder!!! ;) 

I have a feeling I am gonna be the Winner Winner Chicken Dinner again this year ALL THANKS TO MY SWAPPING SISTERS over at SplitCoastStampers!!!!  THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mojo Monday 214

It has been FOREVER since I played in the MOJO Monday challenge, it was a great sketch and I had time, so guess what... YUP!  I PLAYED!!!  :)  MME Papers and MFT Dienamics,(flourishes, doily, CS Sentiment) CS About Time stamp set were used. 


Phew.... the grouchy is creeping in on me.... so I am loading this and heading back upstairs to create and avoid others... LOL  Day 1 was easy, apparently day 2... not so much!

MFT Flopsey and some dienamics were used. MME DP

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time to say Good Bye after 26 years...

Well, it's time!  I remember back when we first met... I had just gotten my drivers license and was out lookin' cool!!!  There you were... the COOLEST kid on the block and you were hangin' out with me.  We have been together for 26 years now. Can you believe it?  You have been there with me through the Army days, being deployed to Saudi Arabia.  When I was left alone with a baby, you were there.  LONG drives, you were there.  You have been my encourager, the one to be the reward for completing a chore.  You helped me have patience when creating a project, yes, it has to sit and dry, so we would go hang out for awhile.  I have been SO angry and you helped me calm down.  I have eaten myself into sickness when that food was SO darn good I couldn't stop, you helped settle my tummy.  You have given me SO many laughs on those fun and crazy drunken nights out when you would be upside down and turned the wrong way.  LOL

I must say, I have tried to not want you around before, and have always come running back to you, WHY?  I just wasn't ready to face "life" on my own.  You have always been there and I could always justify "needing" you around.  Well, today that ends.  I have decided that My Life needs to be controlled by ME, NOT YOU.... I know it will sound odd to many, but I DO Thank You for helping me through so many situations that I have come up against... the good, the bad and the ugly, but ... today we are parting ways. 

SO, this is it my faithful friend....

GOOD BYE!!!!! I will NOT miss you... I'm READY FOR THIS!!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ribbon Update

I have been SO excited to share this post with you.... I have updated my storage of my ribbon, and lemme tell ya... I LOVE it, it adds SO much color to my craft room and takes away those BIG BULKY DRAWERS!!!!  YAY!!!!  Now you will HAVE to go and get these DELISH Ribbon spools and put them on the EIGHT peg carousel... YES EIGHT OF THOSE BABIES!!!!  Yummm....