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Thursday, October 28, 2010

LSS Thursday

I was on vacation last week and didn't have a post....got in Tuesday night and still am not in a place that I can do much crafting.  I already had this image colored and threw a card together.  Not happy with it so just cropped out the image for you to see.  I have been playing with coloring for a while and this one is colored with Crayola Crayons and baby oil.  This is one of the images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff  "Nature's Christmas Set"  I really love this set.  You can get this one as well as many other awesome sets at mygrafico.

Whatever you do go and see what Lindsay has on her blog for you today.  She ALWAYS has an awesome project and a freebie for you.  You can find her at The Frugal Crafter.  Then go check out the rest of the DT to see their fabulous projects.  You can find them in my right side bar.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Name This Stamp

Name this stamp for a chance to win.  Miss Daisy is having a contest to name this stamp and the winner will get it free as well as any sentiments that may be added after a name is chosen.

Go to Daisy Doodles and leave a comment with your name suggestion.  
I can't wait to get this stamp. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Celebrate Bonfire Night

Hi!!!  I am still on vacation with 2 more days to go.  I am enjoying time with my twin brother and his family.  It is always so much fun to catch up.  The challenge over at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is Bonfire Night.  At the end of my post I have some history of Bonfire Night if you are interested.

I must say that this one was a challenge for me ... LOL  I made a card without my craft tools.  You forget what is was like without paper trimmers.  I appreciate my craft room all the more now.  Anyway here is my card

Be sure and go see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  Some very talented gals.  You can find their blog links in my left side bar.  Now I am going back to my vacation...have a great day!

The History of Bonfire Night ... November 5th
Four hundred years ago, in 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. They wanted to kill King James and the king’s leaders.

When Queen Elizabeth 1st took the throne of England she made some laws against the Roman Catholics. Guy Fawkes was one of a small group of Catholics who felt that the government was treating Roman Catholics unfairly. They hoped that King James 1st would change the laws, but he didn't
Catholics had to practise their religion in secret. There were even fines for people who didn't attend the Protestant church on Sunday or on holy days. James lst passed more laws against the Catholics when he became king.

A group of men led by Robert Catesby, plotted to kill King James and blow up the Houses of Parliament, the place where the laws that governed England were made.
The plot was simple - the next time Parliament was opened by King James l, they would blow up everyone there with gunpowder. The men bought a house next door to the parliament building. The house had a cellar which went under the parliament building. They planned to put gunpowder under the house and blow up parliament and the king.
Guy Fawkes was given the job to keep watch over the barrels of gunpowder and to light the fuse. On the morning of 5th November, soldiers discovered Guy hidden in the cellar and arrested him. The trail of gunpowder at his feet would never be lit.
He was tortured and questioned about the other plotters. To start with he didn't tell the soldiers anything about the plot. But, eventually he started to tell the truth.

In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November.
The event is still commemorated annually in England on 5th November by fireworks and burning "Guys" (effigies) on bonfires.  
You can find more information HERE.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Hi everyone!  I am still in sunny Florida on vacation.  The weather here is soooo beautiful!  I am in no hurry to go home and break out my coat.  I have 4 more days to enjoy the sunshine.  I made this card in a hurry before I left.  I love this image.  It is now one of my new favorites.

I colored the image with Prisma pencils and went to my stash to discover I had nothing Native American or Southwest to go with it so I just used Kraft and Red cardstock and stamped the diamond pattern.  When I get home I am going to remove the dots and re-do them ... they are out of whack.  I decided to post anyway so you could see the awesome image.  You can find this image at Daisy's Digi Doodles and it is only $1.00.  Go over and check out all the new stamps Miss Daisy has. 

And while you are doing that I will be out soaking up some sunshine...LOL  I have a post scheduled for Monday's Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and then you won't hear from me until I get home and get settled in.  While I have been here I have spent time with my Twin brother , SIL, and their Children and Grandchildren....and my oldest Son, DIL and my grandchildren.  I am having a wonderful time.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful day!!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

WINNER Daisy Doodles Trick or Treat Halloween Blog Hop

I let yesterday get by me without posting my winner for the Trick or Treat Blog Hop.  I am going straight to the airport when I get off work today for a much needed 10 day vacation and got so busy it got right past me.  So without further ado the winner of the adorable pumpkin image is  .........


Congratulations Linda!!!!!!!!  
To claim your digi e-mail daisydoodlescc@gmail.com with Trick or Treat in the subject line.  And don't forget to let us see what you make with it.

As I said...I am going on vacation.  WOOHOO!!!!!!!  I am heading to Florida to visit my Son, DIL and Grankids (so tonight I got lots of huggin' to do).  My birthday is Tuesday so I will get to spend it with my twin Brother ..  Roger.  I cannot tell you how excited I am!!!!  

And if all that isn't enough I am meeting up with 2 of my DT pals.  How cool is that !?!  I can't wait!  So Joanne and Lawren I will see the 2 of you Monday.  I am looking so forward to meeting the both of you!  

My blog will be quiet for the next 10 days but I will have access to a computer and will post a shout when I can.    

Thanks so much for coming by to visit,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

LSS Halloween Coaster

Hi!  Thursday again and Lindsay Stamp Stuff Day.  I am posting a project I made quite a while back but never posted.  This is an Altered Coaster using Lindsay's "Cute Halloween Digital Stamp Set".  I made a quick card last night and wasn't happy with it so found this in the depths of my computer and decided to use it... LOL.

I have Altered Coasters hanging all over my craft room.  They are a lot of fun to play with.  Here is the set I used.... Cute huh?

Lindsay is having a sale so you can get this set as well as many others at mygrafico through Saturday for 30% off.  Go have a look!

Be sure and check out Lindsay's Blog and grab her freebie for the week ... 
then see what the DT is up to this week.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)
Creative Cottage   -  Halloween
Stampin' Royalty  -  Halloween
Lexi's Creations   -  Spooky
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daisy Doodles Trick or Treat Halloween Blog Hop

The DT Members at Daisy Doodles have been counting down the days until the Halloween Hop and it's finally here.  I had fun with this one.....LOL.  This hop is a one day hop ending at midnight tonight.  There are 7 stops and each blog will be giving away this adorable pumpkin image to one winner....

That's 7 winners...WOOHOO!!  The overall winner at the challenge blog will win this set:..

Here is what you have to do .... each blog has a card with a Treat somewhere kinda hidden on it ... except for one blog which has the Trick.  Leave a comment on each blog stating if it has a Treat or the Trick.  When you have finished the hop go back to the Challenge Blog and leave a comment stating which card has the Trick.  That's all there is to it.  If you came here from Sharon's Blog then you are right on track.  If not go the DDCC Challenge Blog and the Blog List is posted there. 

 Along the way if you see any Halloween images you like you can get them this week for 50% off at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  I love a good SALE!!!!!  

Here is my card.....

Soooooo .....  Trick or Treat!?!?!?!?!
Leave me a comment and let me know for your chance to win!!
Now hop on over and see what Lawren has for you.  And don't forget to comment along the way.

Aly's Sunday Challenge  -  Halloween
Bee Crafty  -  Halloween
wee Memories  -  Halloween
Stamp Insanity  -  Halloween

Monday, October 11, 2010

DD Challenge - Manly with an Autumn theme

Gosh time sure goes by quick.  Time already for the new Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Challenge.  This one is a card for a Man with a Fall theme.

I really had fun with this card.  I love the Stamp TV technique videos.  This one was distressed stripes background.  The background was done one stripe at a time using distress and pigment inks.  I then printed out the Leaves from Daisy's Digi Doodles and sponged the color on.

Go over to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and get your card in.  I love making cards for the fellas.  We have a family full of them...LOL.  Then go by the rest of the DT Blogs and see what they have for you.

*Joanne  *  Tina  *  Mary  *  Lawren  *  Sharon  *

If you are interested in joining a Design Team Miss Daisy is having a DT Call until Oct. 16th.  You can find all the details HERE.    And tomorrow is our "Halloween Blog Hop".  The info for that is HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, October 8, 2010

DD "Rebecca"

Miss Daisy is on a roll with new stamps.  This is "Rebecca"

Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday.  It's like Christmas without the pressure and stress of presents.  Family gets together and just has a good time with lots of food.  What could be better?

This is my very first attempt at distressing the edges.  I have always just used ink.  I used scissors and I am thinking with practice I am going to like it.  I have always liked the distressed look but was afraid to try it.  I tend to lean towards CAS.  I colored her with my Prisma Pencils and OMS.  You can find her as well as some other brand new stamps at Daisy's Digi Doodles.

I am entering this in these challenges:
Charisma Cards  -  Autumn Colors
Fab 'n' Funky  -  Use a Digi Image

Thanks for coming by,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

LSS Halloween

 This week for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff  Thursday I used the scary Jack-O-Lanterns.

This stamp is from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff "Cute Halloween" set.  You can find this set as well as many other terrific stamp sets over at mygrafico.   I don't usually do much Halloween but am having fun with it this year.

Make sure to check out Lindsay's Blog and see her fabulous project and grab your freebie for the week.  Then go by and visit the Design Team Blogs and see what amazing projects they have for you.  You can find them listed in my right side bar.

I am entering this card in these challenges:
By The Cute and Girly  -  Spooky
The Crafty Pad  -  Spooky
Ellephantastic Challenge  -  Black and Orange
I Did It Creations  -  Spooky
Lexi's Creations  -  Spooky
One Stitch At A Time  -  Spooky Halloween
Opus Gluei  -  Halloween
Simon Says  -  Halloween

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

D2D - Apples

Over at "Designed2Delight-Delightful Inspiration" this is the first challenge for the month so if you hurry you can get this image free ..... then if you use it to enter the challenge this week you get next weeks free.   So go check it out ... you have until Thursday night at midnight to enter.
Here is this weeks image:   "Apples"

Hurry over and get in on the fun!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, October 4, 2010

October Digi Blog Hop

Time for this month's  Digi Blog Hop.  If you came here from Claire's blog then you are on the right track.  If not then go back HERE to start at the beginning.  Follow along with us .. The Hopetts .. for your chance to win an assortment of Digi Stamps.  This will be a monthly hop with new Digi's every month.  

Here is my card with an image from Bugaboo....

At each blog you will collect a letter  to form a sentence.  After you have all the letters to to the Digi Blog Hop and post the sentence in a comment.  So come and hop along with us.  My letter is "L".  

The next stop is Ruth...  I can't wait to see what she has for you.  

Here are the details about the hop:
The Digi blog hop is just that. A monthly blog hop hosted by our resident designers and resident DT.

To be in with a chance of winning one of our monthly hops there are a few rules you need to follow.

1. Leave a comment on each of our DT's hopetts pages
2. At the end of the hop you must come back to the Digi blog hop and leave your final comment. A number will be chosen at random if your comment is that number on the list then you win all of the images used in that months hop, along with our resident designers bumper pack of images and our sponsor of the months prize.
3.The most importand rule is to HAVE FUN.

The blog hop will start on the first Monday of each month and you have until the 25th of the month to take part or to complete the requirements of the blog hop, i.e to follow and leave a comment on each blog.

A winner will be announced at random and will win the blog candy on offer.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Daisy Doodles DT Call and a Card

I have a card to show you but first I want to tell you that Daisy Doodles has a DT Call.  You can check it out HERE.    If you want to be on the best DT ever just go and apply.   This is the best team ever ...  I love it!!!

Here is one of the images you can have access to .... my new fave one ..LOL

I have several cards in mind using this image.  You can see this image as well as a whole store full of awesome images at Daisy's Digi Doodles.   I colored this with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  This image is so pretty it can stand on it's own without a lot of embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Happy Birthday Reno

My youngest son .. Reno ..  had a Birthday last Thursday the 30th of September.  He was 24.  Here is the card I made for him.....

Reno is a golfer so I thought this image perfect for him.  I used Daisy Doodles  "Fore! Freddy"  Digital Stamp.  You can find this stamp at Daisy's Digi Doodles for your golfer.  The Happy Birthday banner is also Dasiy Doodles.  On the inside of the card I stamped  "Anyway you slice it,  you are the best!".  Anyway he liked it and that is all that matters.

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