Tuesday, 28 August 2012

For Jen With Love!

Paper Makeup Stamps & Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th
Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

Jen, I am so lucky to have "met" you & I am honored to be part of this blog hop for you! Love you to bits girl! Hugs, Renee

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

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To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at partytimetuesdays@hotmail.com.  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.
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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A Walk In My Garden!

Wow, I have been away for so long....Hubby was off with my camera for 10 days, I was busy with our local flower/craft show & when that was over, we had company for 3 days. I now have a few hours to spare before granddaughter # 2 arrives for her "special time" with Grandma & Grandpa. She is 5 yrs. old & very "busy" so Grandma will definitely be ready for bed every night! I had 30 enteries in the flower/craft show & won 27 ribbons! My favorite entry was a garden journal that I made using a lovely digi image from Anne Fenton at the Outlawz challenge blog. I love to garden almost as much as I love paper crafts! I picked a few of my favorite pages to share along with the cover to give you a bit of a stroll in my garden....hope you enjoy it! I have used all kinds of paper so won't even begin to list them. The "I'm a Gardener" is to the tune of Monty Python's "I'm a Lumberjack" & the sentiments were all computer generated & copied from the net.

And this is the beautiful spot where I live!

I am entering my journal in the following challenges:
1. Bunny Zoe.....summer (definitely summer here)
2. Craft Your Passion....power of 3....there are 3 flowers on the cover
3. Created With Love....3 of a kind....3 flowers
4. Eureka Stamps....anything goes
5. Make It Monday....anything goes
6. Simon Says Stamp & Show.....anything goes
7. Tammy's Scrapin Corner....anything goes
8. 2 Sisters....In the garden
9. Inspire Me Fridays....anything goes
10. Pattie's Creations....anything but a card

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Panic time!

Yesterday I took my hubby Bill to the airport & sent him off to visit his brother in Penticton, BC for 10  days. Driving home I thought how much fun I was going to have crafting for days on end without interruption.....what's for supper....where are my car keys....my jeans need washed (says he doesn't know how to use the new front load machine!!) The smile was soon wiped off my face this morning though when I went to take a picture of this card & remembered he had taken my camera! What do I do now? Ah, ha....my new printer is also a scanner...let's give that a go....suffice to say it took me about 6 tries to get the scan done properly & into my pictures instead of documents (where it wouldn't upload to blogger) Why can't they make anything easy on us poor old computer illiterate seniors??!! I'm sure everywhere I go on my computer now I am going to have this ice cream sundae staring at me & laughing!

This adorable image is by Heather over at Fresh Brewed Designs; colored with prismacolor pencils & OMS; DP is Little Yellow Bicycle & Basic Grey; CS is The Paper Company; I have used a MS border punch & Spellbinders; ribbon is from Michael's & the bling (which is purple but looks clear here) is from Queen & Co.

I plan to enter my card in the following challenges:
1. Celebrate the Occasion #73.....I scream for ice cream (I am just getting in under the wire on this one because of all the scanning issues!!!)
2. Papertake Weekly #70.....sketch
3. Tuesday Alchemy.....ice cream social
4. Crafty Creations.....cool summer treats
5. My Mum's Craft Shop.....#68....favorite ice cream flavour....strawberry
6. Crafty Ribbon.....spots & dots
7. DYSU.....polka dots
8. Little Miss Muffett.....neapolitan ice cream colors
9. Crafty Catz.....pink
10. Poodles Parlour.....anything goes
11. Simply Create Too.....anything goes

Hope you have a wonderful day & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sweet Wishes!

Our scorching weather is continuing & the other night it brought a fierce storm our way. Trees blew down, power went out & in one small community houses had their roof blown off! A tornado touched down not too far from where we live but thankfully the area  had  minimal property damage & no one was injured! This heat & humidity is prime storm weather.
My card today is a lovely image by Anne Fenton over at the Outlawz & the sentiment is from Inky Antics. My image was colored with prismacolor pencils (I still haven't sprung for Copics or Promarkers) The DP are from a beautiful 6x6 pad by Prima called "Fairy Flora" & CS is Bazzill. The pearls are Recollections, ribbon is Offray & Michael's & the gorgeous glitter flowers are from my stash (not sure but I think they are Prima) The design is from Sketches by Carly.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Color Me Creative.....anything goes with a girly twist
2. Card Makin Mamas.....1 image, 2 DP, & 3 embellies (flowers, ribbon, pearls)
3. Crafts4Eternity.....brilliant birthdays
4. Poodles Parlour.....anything goes
6. Sketches by Carly.....sketch