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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Casino Invitation

Today I thought I would show you the invitations I made for our annual work Christmas Party.  Our party was Saturday a week ago.   We have to have it before Thanksgiving because they let us close early and as of Black Friday we are too busy to fit our party in.  Anyway our party was held at the Mardi Gras Casino and Dog Track.  The company paid for dinner and drinks at the French Quarter Restaurant at the Casino.  After dinner we hit the slot machines and just had some fun.  Being the gambler that I am NOT I spent $5.00 at the penny slots and won 95 cents and gave it back.  I couldn't tear my hubby away from the Dog Track ... he lost a whopping $6.00.  That is the end of my gambling career....LOL  But .. we had a good time.  This is the Invitation  ...  I made 10 in total:

I also made envelopes with Dice all over them.  Here is the inside:

The images are Daisy Doodles "Vegas Nights".  It is really a fun set.  You can find it HERE at Daisy's Digi Doodles.

Here are the supplies used to make these:
Black Cardstock .. Red Cardstock .. Scraps of various colors cardstock (for the chips) .. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder .. Oval Nestabilities .. Harlequin print by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff ..   and computer generated wording

Alphabet Challenge  -  "E"  Embossing
Inktegrity DT Challenges  -  Anything Goes

Thursday, November 25, 2010

D2D - "Skating Penguin"

Down to the wire again .. LOL.  This week has flown by and I seemed to think I had more time.  This week over at D2D - Delightful Inspiration Faith gave us "Skating Penguin" to work with.  It (she)  is so cute!

The challenge over at Double Delight with D2D was to use Snowflakes.

Supplies used:  
Prisma Pencils & Goo Gone  -  Red & Pink Cardstock
EK Success Border Punch  -  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Studio G $1 Stamp  -  Pink Trim  and DP from scrap basket


Hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!

Images by Daisy Doodles

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

With Sincere Sympathy

Our Ass't. Manager at work and his wife just lost their cat.  "Buddy" has had a heart condition for years and has endured a lot of testing and trips to the hospital.  This caused him severe breathing problems.  Saturday night they had to take him and have him put to sleep.  I know how difficult it is to lose a beloved pet.  Vicki doesn't have children and Buddy was her baby.  I made them this Sympathy card.

The inside reads:  When a beloved cat must leave us     ... it is only to lay in God's lap.  

I also printed this poem out to include in the envelope.

I only hope that they can find some comfort.  

I used the new sketch from Gina K. and her resist emboss technique from her video this week.  This is most definitely a case of C.A.S.E.  You can see her card and her video HERE as well as the DT cards.

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Susie - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

For the Daisy Doodles Challenge I wanted to make my Daughter-In-Law Susie a card.  I adore her and today is her Birthday!

The Challenge this time is Anything Goes.  I decided on the image "Just For You"  which can be purchased HERE.  I used watercolor pencils and an aquabrush to color it.  The ribbon, heart brads, papers and cardstock are from my stash.  The sentiment was done in word pad and printed.  

This challenge is sponsored by The Pixie Cottage and Michelle is giving away a $10 gift certificate to the winner.  I hope you join in the challenge with us.

Be sure and check out the rest of the Design Team to see their awesome projects.   They are listed in my left side bar.
Hodgepodge Shop  - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog  -  Flowers

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 12 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

This is the last day of the "12 Days of Christmas" raffle at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  And the last day to get your Raffle Ticket for the drawing tomorrow.  The final image and card is my favorite image from the set ....  The "Christmas Lights " and the card is mine :)

I actually made 2 cards using this image.  I printed the image directly to the card and colored with Prisma Pencils and used the MS Lattice punch. Ribbon, a touch of stickles and a piece of red cardstock and viola ... done.  Here is the 2nd card:

Go to Daisy's Digi Doodles and get get your Raffle Ticket for a chance to win the drawing tomorrow.  The winner will receive the whole set of all 12 images of the "12 Days of Christmas" plus a $10 Gift Certificate.  How awesome is that?!?  You can see the set in my left side bar.  Thanks to all who have been playing along with us and GOOD LUCK!!!!

Day's 10 - 11 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

I have been so busy the last few days that I couldn't get Day's 10 and 11 up for you.  We have been busy at work and Saturday (yesterday) was our work Christmas Party.  So when I got home Friday night I had to hurry and get the envelopes and the insides of my cards for my co-workers done.  I had to be at work at 9 AM Saturday morning and we left work at 6:00 PM and went straight to the party.  Didn't get home until midnight so I was done for the day ... LOL.  Anyway here are Days 10 and 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Day 10  is Carley's adorable Christmas Tree - she even used real lights!  Cute!  Visit Carley at

Day11 is the "Reindeer" by Tina.  I love CAS cards that pop like this one does. Beautiful! Visit Tina at

Visit Daisy's Digi Doodles and get your Raffle Ticket.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Season's Greetings with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

It's Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday already and I did a quick Christmas card using one of Lindsay's Snowmen from her "Warm Winter" set.  You can find all her Stamp Sets at mygrafico.

This was a fun and simple card to make.  I am trying to get cards done for my Christmas Card List and I am almost there.  :)   Both papers were in my scrap basket as well as the ribbon.  Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Goo-Gone I added snow to the bottom of the image.  Very quick and easy.  Don't forget to go to Lindsay's Blog and see her awesome project as well as her freebie for this week.  Then go by the Design Team Blogs and see their creations.  They always amaze me.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

The ABC Challenge  -  "H" is for Holidays
Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday"  -  Christmas

Day 9 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles plus Baubles

Three more days until the Raffle Drawing  which means 3 more images after today to show you.  Today is Joanne's turn again.  This is such a gorgeous card!  Go to  http://cardologyetc.blogspot.com/ to see more of Jo's cards.  Worth the trip!!  Here's her feature card for today.

Hurry over to Daisy Digi Doodles to find out how you can win!!!!!

D2D - "Kaela"

The image at Delightful Inspiration - Designed 2 Delight Challenge this week is "Kaela- Dressed as an Angel"

I don't usually do shiny cards but I went nuts with shiny on this one.  The background is gold glitter and I used gold and silver stickles and gold and silver leafing pens on the edges.  The ribbon is shiny, too.  You can tell so much here but in real life it's 1000 times prettier.  Go over to Delightful Inspiration and see the rest of the cards.  Some beautiful work!!!   Thanks Faith!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 8 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles plus Baubles

It is already Day 8 in the Daisy Doodles "12 Days of Christmas" Raffle.  Which means Christmas is getting closer and closer ... LOL.   Today's feature card is by Fink.  How adorable is this?!?  This is one of my favorite images from the 12 Days of Christmas" set.  You can find Fink @ http://www.finkshappenings.blogspot.com/

Now I want to show you the card I made using the daily prize set ....I begged for them   :)   Had to have 'em.

Go over to Daisy's Digi Doodles Store for your chance to win this set and to get in on the drawing for the "12 Days Of Christmas" Set.  You can see it in my left sidebar.  Only 4 more days!

Until tomorrow,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 7 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

It is Paula's turn for Day 7.  She very cleverly used the Mistletoe image from the 12 days set.  You can find Paula at  http://paulasprettythings.blogspot.com/

Remember Miss Daisy is having a Raffle  -  go HERE.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 6 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

My turn again.   There were more images in this set than DT members so a few of us got to do more than one card.  My 2nd one is using the bells.

Everytime I see this image the song "Silver Bells" runs through my head.    Don't forget you still have time to get in on the 12 Days Of Christmas Raffle at Daisy's Digi Doodles.  The prize is this set and a $10 gift certificate..... plus there is a drawing everyday for a set of gorgeous Christmas Ornaments.  You can see the sets and find all the information HERE.

See ya tomorrow with another card from the Design Team.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 5 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

Today I am showing you Elaine's beautiful card using the Christmas Wreath ... you can visit Elaine at http://acraftersramblings.blogspot.com/  And there are 7 days left on the raffle so you still have time to get in on it.  The details are HERE.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 4 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

Today Daisy Doodles is featuring the Rag Doll  made by Clare.  How cute is this?!?  You can visit Clare at  http://www.thread-bare-mycraftylife.blogspot.com/

It's not too late to get in on the 12 Days of Christmas Raffle to win this awesome set plus a $10 gift certificate ... get the details HERE.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 3 - 12 Days of Christmas - Daisy Doodles

Another beauty made by Tina at http://tinascraftyplace.blogspot.com/.  Go check out her blog.

Daisy Doodles 12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Here is the featured card for Day 2 .......

Isn't this gorgeous!?!  This card is designed by my friend Joanne at Cardology, Etc.  Go and visit her Blog for some awesome inspiration.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Thursday

Yep  ... it's that time!  Thursday with a new Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Card

When I need a Sympathy Card I really struggle with making one.  So I always keep an eye out for an image that can be used for a Sympathy Card and try to always keep a few on hand.  Lindsay has this new set called  "Many Blessings" that was perfect for several different occasions.    You can find it at mygrafico.

I watercolored the image and kept the card very simple.  mygrafico is having a 40% off SALE for one day only so it's a great time to get your stamps.

Go and see what the rest of the Design Team has lined up for you today and stop by Lindsay's Blog.  She always has beautiful projects and a freebie for you.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner and Stamp Designer)

The Burtonesque Dolls  -  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge  -  Dry Embossing
Catch The Bug  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers  -  Dry Embossing
Dutch Dare  -  Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daisy Doodles 12 Days of Christmas Raffle

Daisy Doodles is having a 12 Days of Christmas Raffle.  Each day for 12 Days there will be one card featured at Daisy's Digi Doodles using a stamp from her new  ... not yet released ... "12 Days of Christmas"  Stamp Set.  Today my card is featured.... it will be at the end of this post.  For every stamp that is purchased you will receive a raffle ticket # to go in the hat for a drawing.  Their will be one ticket a day drawn for 12 days to win this:

All the tickets will go back in the hat and on the 13th day  (November 23rd) is the Raffle Drawing.  The winner will get this not yet released  "12 Days of Christmas" Stamp Set just in time for Christmas" PLUS a
$10.00 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.

How awesome is this?!?  You can go HERE to check it out.  I was given the Drum from this set and here is my card

When I saw this the first thing that came to my mind was the Christmas song "The Little Drummer Boy" so I based my card on it.
Image and paper by Daisy Doodles
Burgundy CardStock
Sentiment printed by me
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
Bronze Scribbles
Tim Holtz Linen Distress Ink
Gold Organza Ribbon

The Design Team has all pitched in to make cards with each image from this set and I will show you the featured card each day.  So go over to Daisy's Digi Doodles and get your raffle tickets and get in on the drawing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

D2D - "Harvest Basket"

I went on vacation and missed the last 2 challenges over at Designed 2 Delight and couldn't wait for this one.  And what a beautiful image.  It was certainly worth waiting for.

This was probably the quickest and easiest card I have ever done.  After coloring with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS I used my new Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and cut out the center with a Nesties Oval (took a nail file to it) and glued them together.  I decided I liked it as is so didn't add any embellishments.  I hope you like it.  You still have one more day to go to Designed 2 Delight and get the image to play along.  I also am entering this into the Double Delight Challenge.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Daisy Doodles "Land, Sea or Air"

I'm very excited about the new Daisy Doodles Challenge.  It is "Land, Sea or Air".  Any mode of transportation.  Here is my card:

I decides to use this Airplane from Miss Daisy's brand new set "Travel Bugs".  How cute is this ?!?  You can find her stamps at Daisy's Digi Doodles Store.  Go and get the details about the upcoming raffle, too.

This was really a very simple card.  You know me ...  I like simple ... LOL.  I sponged the clouds on white cardstock for my sky.  The plane is colored with PrismaPencils and OMS.  The Birthday Banner is from one of the "Freddy" sets ... sponged with yellow ink and a yellow poca-dot ribbon.  All on a blue card base  and done.  I just think this little plane is the cutest.   Go to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges blog and enter your project.  And stop by the rest of the Design Team blogs and see their beautiful cards.  You can find them on my left side bar.  We also have a guest designer ... Paul ... that is fabulous.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised with all of them.

The Crazy Challenge  -  Things With Wings
Lexi's Creations  -  Anything Goes
Fairy Tale  -  Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed  -  Anything Goes
City Crafter  -  Get Your Digi On
2 Sisters  -  Birthday

Thanks for stopping by,

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