Friday, November 30, 2012

So Thankful We're Friends card.

   Hello, Today I made a card for the Digi Darla Challenge Friendship. You can find the challenge here  The image is by Digi Darla. It is one of the new releases in the Digital Stamp Club. You can find the club here.  It is well worth joining.

   The background paper is a free digital paper by Create With TLC. You can find it here paper  The sentiment is by Clear Dollar Stamps.

   The snowflakes are made using punches in 2 sizes by Recollections. I then placed a gem in the center by Studio g.

  I colored the digi with Copics. Copics used are R29, R35, R56- reds, G03, G07, G28, YG05- greens, B01, B02, B05, B29-blues, V01, V04, V06, V09- purples, E41, E43, E44, E47- browns, W3, W5, W7, W10- blacks.

   Stardust clear Gelly Roll pen was used on the snow.

  The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

   Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed our visit. Edwina

Monday, November 26, 2012

All creatures great and small card

Hello, Today i am using a Scrapping with Lisa file. I am using the Raccoon file. You can find it here

I used both the pdf and jped files to make this card.

The sentiment I typed and printed off.

The papers are by Recollections-green, blue, Philadelphia Group- clouds, DCWV- medium green, Bazzill- darkest green, Georgia Pacific- white.

I made the grass by using deckled scissors.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for dropping in. I enjoyed our visit. Edwina

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Robyn's Fetish challenge # 135 black, white, and one other color

   Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish Challenge our challenge is to use black, one, and one other color. My image is by Floppt Latte called Flowers All Over. You can it here   Floppy Latte is our sponsor of the challenge. The winner gets a $10 voucher to the Floppy Latte Store. You can find the store here

   Copics used on the flowers are B60, B63, B66.

   The papers are by Bazzill- lavender, Recollections-black, and Georgia pacific-white.

   The ribbon is a white ruffled ribbon from Offray.

   The frame is cut from Cricut cartridge Elegant edges row 3 button 8 at 4.44" width x 4.68" height.

   The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

   Thanks for dropping by for a visit. I look forward to seeing you again. Edwina

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Community Blog Hop

Welcome to My Community Blog Hop. Every town has special things in their communities. Whether it be the town hall, bandstand, fire station, or the people!!!! This hop is dedicated to our communities and the importance in our lives!

We have a wonderful group of towns people to share with you today:

  1. Lynne ~
  2. Kimberly ~
  3. Edwina ~   you are here
  4. Anita -
  5. Lisa -

We do have some blog candy including but not limited to some road map paper that you don't get lost along the way which you can qualify for my leaving a comment on each stop along the way!!!

You should have arrived from the town meeting at Kimberly 's

   Hello, I live in Belvidere. Our town celebrated 150 years of having a fire department. There was a parade with fire trucks from all over the county, the ambulance corp, the local high school band, and the boy and girl scouts. There were fireworks later in the evening with fundraising for the fire department. Our fire department is all volunteer.

   Today I made a 2 page layout. They are 12" x 12". There are no photo mats on it because I cropped my photos and they are at home in NJ and i am in NC right now.. I will add the mats later.

   Cricut cartridges used are A Child's Year- font at !' and .76", row 2 button 8- child in firetruck at 3", Independence Day rows 1 and 2 button 8 at 3"- firetruck, My Community- row 5 button 1 at 4" -fire house, Paper Dolls For Every Day- row 4 all images, layers, and accessories at 3: fire truck, hose, hydrant, hatchet,  and fireman. The fireman is pop dotted up.

  Papers are by Recollections.

  Thanks for dropping by.
  • Your next stop along the tour of our community is Anita

Monday, November 19, 2012

Seasons Greetings card

   Hello, Today i used one of the Christmas Meeces from Robyn's Fetish for a challenge with the Robyn's Fetish group at The Crafters Cafe. You can find the challenge here  You can find the Christmas Meeces digi set here

  I colored the mouse holding the candy cane with Copics and glitter glue. Copics used are W1, W3, W5, W7, W10-mouse, RV00, RV02-nose and ears, YG05, G07,
G28- outfit. The candy cane and dots on outfit are done using Sparkly glitter glue from Wallmart. I recommend Stickles. This glitter glue stays wet longer and allows your Copics to bleed some. It works in a pinch.

  The papers are by Recollections- red, green, and print, Georgia Pacific-white. The buttons are from Studio g. The ribbon is from  Studio g. The bakers twine is by Martha Steward. It is the Christmas collection.

  The die cut sentiment is from Cricut cartridge Celebrate With a Flourish. you can find it on the keypad row 4 button 9 cut at 1.25".

   The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

   i hope you will come by the Crafters Cafe and join in the fun. Edwina

Thanksgiving cards

 Today we are using Scrapping With Lisa Files. They are New Friends, and Card Templates. You can find them in the Scrapping With Lisa Store here  Please be sure to check out each one in the hop as they have some cute cards to share. Here is the lineup.

  1. Kimberly ~ 
  2. Vanessa ~
  3. Rhonda ~
  4. Janet ~
  5. Lynda ~
  6. Edwina ~   you are here

   Hello, Today I used scrapping With Lisa's Paper piecing files.You can find the card template file and the New Friends file in the Scrapping With Lisa Store here  I used Card templates for the shape of the cards. I used the pdf of cards # 2, 4, and 6. I used the pdf file of New Friends to make the pilgrim bear and jpeg pf the pilgrim bear and turkey.

   The papers are by Georgia Pacific-white, Colorbok- green print and green, Philadelphia Group- cloud paper, and Spyder's Corner the brown leaf pattern paper. You can find Spyder's Corner here to get the digital paper  The paper is a freebie and can be found at the top of her page.

  The ribbon is by Studio g. The dots are paper candi by Craftworks. Pop dots were used on the pilgrim bear.  The sign post is a wooden toothpick.

   The sentiments are by Create with TLC. You can find them in Paulette's store here

   Thanks for dropping by.Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Edwina


Christmas layout

   Hello, Today i am using the Teddy Bear file from Scrapping with Lisa. I used the pdf file. You can find it here in her store

   The sentiment is by Create with TLC. You can find it here

   The frame is cut from  Cricut cartridge Lacy Labels row 4 button 5 at 4.02 width x 3" height.I cute out the frame and the shadow of the frame.

   The present is hand cut out, as well as the tiny tag. I wrote with a white Gelly Roll pen the words "to" and "from" on the tag. The tiny pom pom trim is by Really reasonable Ribbon.

   The 1 1/2" green ribbon is by Really Reasonable Ribbon. I tied the bow and used Glue Dots Memory dots to hold it on.

   The papers are by Recollections-red, green, print, and plaid, Georgia Pacific-white.

   The photo mats are 6 1/4" x 4 1/4".

   This is a 12" x 12" layout.

   Thanks for dropping by for a visit. I hop you have a wonderful Christmas. Edwina

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Robyn's Fetish challenge #134 make it vintage

   Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish our challenge is to make it vintage. Our sponsor is A Day For Daisies. The image I am using is called Little Vintage Girls Hat. You can find it in the vintage section of A Day for Daisies Store. The winner gets a $12 gift card to the A Day For Daisies Store. You can find the store here

   Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02-skin, E04- lips, B01-eyes, W00, W1, W3, W5-clothing, E33, E37, E95- hair, R81, R83, R85- flowers.

  The papers are by TPC Studio-prints, DCWV-taupe, Georgia Pacific- white.

  The ribbon is by Offray. The lace is by WYLA inc. The flowers are by Nicole Crafts.

   The card is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

   Thanks for dropping in. I was delighted to see you. Edwina

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thankful for Blog Hop

Today is less than a week away from Thanksgiving and it is a time for reflection and a time to be "thankful" whether it be for where you are today, where you've been, or where you're going! Today, Her Craft Kre8tions is reflecting on Thankful!!!

Our brilliant designers have been given this assignment with only a stipulation as to not have a card but to depict something they are thankful for! Easy peasy, right???? OK, maybe not . . . but sit back a spell, reflect on your own thankfulness while you check out this fabulous line-up:

  1. Lynne -
  2. Kimberly -
  3. Edwina -   you are here
  4. Jearise -
  5. Janet -

                                              12" x 12" scrapbook page layout.

                                                            A card for Mom.

   The silhouette, Mother sentiments and blue print paper are all by Create With TLC. You can find them here

   The lace and ribbon are by Offray. The single pearls are by Recollectrions. The pearl/flower flourish is by Prima Marking. The  blue and peach paper are by Colorbok. The white paper is by Georgia pacific. The shimmer white paper by DCWV.

   Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge was used for the frames. The one on the layout is row 2 button 4  cut at 4.57". The one for the card is row 3 button 4 cut at 4.5".

   The journaling lines were drawn with blue metallic Gelly Roll pen.

   The scrapbook layout is 12" x 12". The card is 7"x 5 1/2".

There will be a special gift awarded to one lucky recipient who remarks along the way with what they are thankful for this season.

Your next stop along the way is Jearise . Please have a blessed holiday and let us show our Thanks.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

seasons greetings Layout

Hello, Today I am using Hello Winter digi by Fresh Brewed Designs. You can find her here i am entering the challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs. You can find the Challenge here

I colored hello winter with Copics. R29, R35, R59-reds, E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, E31, E33,E57, E59- hair. Stardust clear Gelly Roll pen was used on the shoes and fur trim. I placed a gem at the end of the hat. The gem is by studio g. There are red gems as holly berries on the sentiment. They are by Recollections.

The papers are by Georgia Pacific- white, Recollections- green and all prints.

The journaling is drawn with a red Gelly Roll pen. The photo mats are 4" x 6".

The scrapbook layout is 12" x 12".

Thanks for dropping by. I wonder which tree she chose. Edwina

Merry Christmas card

  Hello, Today I made a Tri Shutter card. I am entering it in the Fresh Brewed Designs challenge. You can find the challenge here digi is Hello Winter by Fresh Brewed Designs.You can find her here I colored her with copics. G03, G07, G28, YG41- greens, E000, E00, E01, E02- skin, E59, E37, E33-hair. Stardust clear Gelly Roll pen was used on the fur and shoes.

  The die-cuts are from Cricut cartridges Elegant Edges row 1 button 3- frame, The tree, wreath, and poinsettias are from Celebrate with a flourish. The snowflakes made using Recollections punches.

  The gems are by Recollections.

   The papers are by Recollections- all prints, red, green, and yellow, Georgia Pacific-white.

  Thanks for dropping by for some Christmas Cheer. Edwina

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Banner for Kids Blog candy winner

We had a wonderful blog hop. There were 50 banners to see. thank you everyone who stopped by and left a blog candy is a Cuddlebug embossing folder called Tiffany.   Melissa Chesser you won my blog candy. Congradulations! I will send you an e-mail. Edwina

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunshine Blogger Award

 I was given this award today by Lyn at Spyder's Corner. You can find her blog here Thank you Lyn!

Here are the rules For the Sun Shine Award!
1. Include award logo in blog post.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you and include a link back to them.
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself, that you have made up yourself.
4. Nominate up to 10  bloggers and contact them at their blog site to inform them. (I've already changed that bit!)
Now, seeing these are ten made up questions and answers I think I might do I've ran out of realstuff, and that's just boring Here we go..!

  1. What are the type of activity that you do if you are not crafting?  Reading or baking
  2. What type of books do you like to read? Mysteries, westerns, or classics
  3. How do you manage to do so many cards?  I make one almost everyday.
  4. What's your favourite holiday?  4th of July or Thanksgiving
  5. What did you want to be when you grew up?  Art teacher
  6. What's your favourite animal? Cats
  7. Which is your favourite season? Fall
  8. What type of music do you like?  soft-classical or gospel
  9. What's a perfect evening?  When i am crafting or reading
  10. If you would win a million bucks what would you do?  buy a new home in the south and invest the rest .
    I know there a few of you out there who 'don't do' blog Awards, so please don't  take offend if I've missed your note about it! And Please!! I'd love to award everyone a sunshine Award who calls in! Here are the bloggers I'd like to award the Sunshine to.
1- Ellen Ellen is one special lady who puts together banner for kids blog hops
2-Janet at Lady love Bug is a banner maker and makes adorable cards. 
3- Lynne- She continues to make lovely cards in spit of not seeing good. So proud of you!
4- Susan Paulson- Makes cute cards and is the best DTC around.
5- Stacie- She makes the most incredible cards. Very talented lady.
6- Lilia- A very sweet person whose cards are beautiful. I am never let down when I go to her blog.
7- Sue- A loyal DT member with lot of caring. Shares tutorials and is a big help to others.
8- Heather- draws cute digis. Love her freebies each month. Her hops are fun.
9- Hannelie- Makes lovely cards. She has free sentiments are are so pretty. I am always happy when I see her cards.
10- CoraInspiration on her blog. Love all the vintage digis and cards. 

  There are several more I wish I could give it to. Just know I love all of your work, encouragement, and cards. Edwina

You are in my Thoughts card

Hello, Today my card is using the Scrapping with Lisa file Raccoon. You can find it here

I used the pdf file. I cut everything out by hand and glued and used pop dots to give it dimension.

the tiny flowers are made using an EK Success punch. the centers are gems. I cut one into using wire cutters for the half flowers.

I used goggle eyes for his eyes.

The papers are by DCWV-green glitter print, Philadelphia group-cloud paper, recollections-blue and yellow, Georgia pacific-white.

The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

Thanks for drooping by for a visit. Edwina

Sunday, November 11, 2012

5 happy Snowmen cards

Hello. Today I am using 5 Happy Snowmen digi from Spyder's Corner.You can find it in her store here  Aren't they adorable. The poem is my own. It came to me when I was coloring the digis. you can find Spyder's Corner here

   Copics used are R29, R35, R59-reds, G03, G07, G28-greens, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10-hat, E41, E43, E44, E47- stick arms, YG07, YG04- noses. Gelly Roll pens used are Gold Metallic-ribbon on gift, Stardust clear- snow, snowballs, and hats.

   The papers are by Recollections- red, green, green glitter stripe, plaid, and dark green, Georgia Pacific- white.

   Thanks for stopping by for some snowman fun. Edwina

Robyn's Fetish Challenge # 133 anything goes

                                                  Inside of explosion Box
                                                 Outside of Explosion Box.

   Hello, Today at Robyn's Fetish Challenges it is anything goes. I am using the Christmas Meeces digi set. You can find it in the Robyn's Fetish Store here
Robyn"s Fetish is our sponsor this week. The winner gets 3 digital stamps of their choice from the Robyn's Fetish store . Here is the store link

   I used copics to color the mice. R29, R35, R59-reds, G03, G07, G28, YG41-greens, B01, B02, B05, B97-blues, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10-warm grays for the mice, RV00, RV02-pinks
   Gelly Roll pens used are Stardust Clear, Gold Metallic, Red Metallic, Emerald Metallic, Silver Metallic, and red.
  This is my first Explosion Box. I will try it again. I was working with limited supplies so my lid did not quit fit perfectly. there is an excellent tutorial at Digi Darlas here.

   The sentiment is a freebie from Hannelie at Desert Diva. You can find it here

   The papers are by Recollections-red, green and prints( Bright Christmas pad), Georgia Pacific-white.

  The ribbon is by Offray. The brad is by Recollections.

   The box measures 4' x 4" closed up.

   Thanks for dropping by. I enjoyed our visit. Edwina

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas/Winter Banners for Special Needs Kids Blog Hop

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families. 

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.  

This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!

I am especially pleased that this year, not only have our numbers of generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also, that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our banners!

By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California

First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:

                                                      Close up of right side

                                                         Middle of banner.

                                                     Close up of left side.

 Hello everyone, My banner is double sided. It is the same on both sides.
   I used Cricut cartridges Best of 2007 row 4 button 1-snowflake at 3", Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons row 4 button 6- snowman at 3", row 4 button 7- Hot Chocolate cups at 3.5", row 4 button 10-skates at 2.65", Celebrate With a Flourish row 5 button 2- Skate with snowflakes at 2.65", Creative Memories Tis The Season row 4 button 9 -snowflakes at 3.5", row 5 button 4 -snowman at 3.5", Birthday Bash for the banner-row 4 button 10 at 5".

   The papers are all by Recollections. I used Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen on the steam and as accents on other pieces. The ribbon is by Offray.

  I normally give away blog candy on here with the hop.I am out of town and will not get home till Thanksgiving. I am still going to give away blog candy. It is a Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiffany. I do not have a photo to show as our power was out when I left. Please leave a comment and your e-mail to be in the drawing for the embossing folder. I will mail it out when I get home, but will announce the winner the day after the hop is over. Thank you. Edwina

Your next stop on the hop is Shawnee

Here is the whole lineup in case you need help along the way.

November Calendar Girls Blog Hop

  • Welcome to our November Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The November unique holidays are:

    The hop starts with Kimberly You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

    • Lynne will be digging in her goodies for some blog candy for one lucky winner who comments on her stop along the way along with commenting what they are thankful for!!!!!

      The line-up for November includes:

      I used Robyn's Fetish Thanksgiving dinner digi. You can find it here I colored two of the image. I colored the digis with copics. Copics used are B05, B29. B30-blues, Y000-potatos, C1, C3, C5, C7-platter, C1, C3-spoon, E000, E00, E31, E33, E37-rolls, E33, E37, E31, E00, E41, E43-turkey, E000, E00, E31-pie.

      I used Cricut cartridge Thanksgiving. Row 1 and 2 button 8 - corn at 2.08", rows 3 and 4 button 3 at 4"- pilgrim, rows 3 and 4 button 5 at 4" - Indian, row 5 buttons 1, 4,and 5 at - 1.47" sentiments
      ( Gather Together, Happy Thanksgiving, and Count Your Blessings).

      The border is from Cricut cartridge Elegant Edges row 1 button 3 at 1.13". I cut out 2 of it.

      The photo mats are 4" x 6". The journaling lines are drawn using a ruler with Brown Gelly roll Pen.Yes the yellow mat has a space at the top of the journaling. It is so I can put the date there.

      The papers are all by Recollections.

      The layouts are 12" x 12".

      Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

      November Holidays:
      National Peanut Butter Lovers Month: Kimberly
      National Diabetes Month:  Anita
      National Aviation Month: Lynne
      Military Family Appreciation Month: Kimberly
      1 National Men Make Dinner Day:
      2 Cookie Monster Day: Jearise
      10: Marine Corps Birthday:  Anita
      10 Sesame Street Birthday: Jearise
      11 Veteran's Day: Janet
      13 World Kindness Day: Miriam
      14 National American Teddy Bear Day: Jearise
      16 Button Day: Lynne
      18 Mickey Mouse Day: Lucy
      19 World Toilet Day: Miriam
      21 World Hello Day: Jearise
      22 Thanksgiving: Edwina
      23 National Native American Heritage Day: Janet

      Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on December 1, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Robyn's Fetish challenge # 132 cards for a man

   Hello, Today our challenge at Robyn's fetish is to make a card for a man. I am using Albert Snoozin from The Crafty Pad. The Crafty Pad is our sponsor for the challenge this week. The winner gets 3 single digis of their choice or 1 set and 1 single digi, excluding personalized books.

   Copics used are E000, E00, E01, E02-skin, R24, R29, R35, R59-shirt, B01, B05, B97-jeans, E31, E33, E37, E59-shoes, E11, E13, E15, E17-hat, C1, C3, C5, C7, C10-tackle box, C3- fishing pole, B29, B05, B02, B01, B00, B000-water, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49-tree, G94, G99, YG61-hills, G28, G85, G07, G03 YG05- grass.

   The papers are by Recollections-brown, Georgia pacific-white, Speckled brown paper was in my stash.

  The dots are paper Candi by Craftworks. The package name is Choc-a- Mocha.

  The card is 5" x 5".

   Thanks for dropping by to honor the men in our lives. Shhh! Albert is taking a nap. I wonder how many fish he catches. Edwina

Hip, hip, Hipporay It's Your Day card

                                                            inside of card

   Hello, Today I made a card using the Scrapping with Lisa file Hippo. You can find it here

  I used both the pdf and jpeg files for the card.

   The papers are by Recollections-star print, yellow, red, Georgia Pacific-white.

   The sentiment on the outside of the card I typed and printed off on the computer. The inside sentiment is from Create with TLC. You can find it in her store here

   The card is 5" x 6 1/2".

   Thanks for dropping by for a visit. Edwina

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenges

Hello Everyone, We are delaying our Challenge posts due to Hurricane Sandy.
  For those of you how know me, know that I live in New Jersey. I am at my Brother's in North Carolina. We arrived Saturday evening. We are without power at home and may be for another 10 days. The substation blew up during the storm. My Mom and brother felt I needed to be were it was warm as I had become ill from getting too cold. I will be here till Thanksgiving when he takes me home again.
  Our DTC is in New Jersey and where she lives it was hard hit. We hope to be up and running soon. So please check back Monday. That is our goal. Thank You.  Edwina

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hemlock digi cards

   Hello, The hemlock digi I am using is by Digital Two for Tuesday. You can find it here

  Copics used are 1st card- E31, E33, E37-pinecones, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78-greenery, 2nd card- E13, E31, E57-pinecones, YG03, YG93, G94, G99-greenery.

  The sentiment was typed on the computer and printed off.

   The embossing was done using the Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons embossing folder.

  The papers are by Recollections-evergreen, olive, tan, kraft, and brown, Bazzill-light green, Georgia Pacific-white

  Thanks for dropping by for a visit. i enjoyed our chat. Edwina