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Javablu Challenge

Happy Holidays
I have to Say that for the past couple of days, I have totally lost my mojo. I have sat at my desk for hours just staring at everything I need to create and I have just been stuck at this roadblock, soooo, I was surfing around and went and checked out Javablustamperand what did I find? A vary cool challenge and I love the colors that needed to be used so much that I went to creatin. If you are not a member of Javablustamper as of yet then go on over and check it out. It's not a vary large group but I think that it will be soon! Vary creative ladies over there and vary, vary sweet. With that being said, Here is my challenge card. The challenge was to use the colors Blue(bashful blue is what I used) & Brown(close to cocoa is what I used) and the kicker to this challenge was to also use 2 sentiments. The image I used on this was a Magnolia image, I received this image from a friend so I am not sure as to what her name is and the sentiments I printed off of the comp…

DT Monday Chal. #5 "Tis the Season"

Hello all, This is one that I have already posted but I wanted to add it again for a challenge over at "Sweet and Sassy stamps"You have until tomorrow(Sunday) to get your card in. The challenge is to use Holiday paper in/on your creation. I have about 15 more Christmas cards that I hope to finish by the end of the weekend. It is so brrrr, chilly out this weekend that I think I will be staying nice and warm in my craft room. So I will be posting more!
Hugs, Dannette

Just a couple of Bellas

First things first, I just recently received some images from an RAK partner that I had this last month and she sent me some Bella images that I dont currently own, I say currently because I intend on purchasing them after the holidays, so I couldnt wait to color some of them in and make something just lovely with them. Ok, I am not one that uses the word lovely but I just couldnt come up with another word, so anyways, I just love the bikerbabeabella and I had so much fun coloring her in. The cardstock colors that I used are Rose Red, Blue Bayou,basic black & whisper white. You cant really tell from the picture but on the bottom I used itty bitty eyelets, I needed to add a little something and thats what it was.

This next one is called "Ipodabella" and she is equally adorable. I used the same patterned paper on her and the same color scheme as the Biker card but I added a little bling in the corners. I hope you enjoy my creations, It's late and I think I need to go t…

Kim's got some candy up for grabs!

Hello all! Just a quick post tonight, I just wanted to let you all know about some candy on
"Crafts By Kim" She is so sweet and so talented, you have to go on over and give it a shot at winning some really cool stuff!
Thats all for tonight my friends, I'll be back friday night with some things that I have been working on!
Hugs to you all!

Ginas stamp camp and cookie swap!

All of us ladies at Gina's stamp camp and cookie exchange!(I am at the bottom right) Gina is sitting on the far left and Jennifer from "Oh My Cuppycake" is standing in the middle. You have got to go and check out her Blog, She is vary creative and so sweet!

Here are some projects that we made at Ginas monthly stamp camp. The only difference for this month was we also had a cookie exchange. It was so much fun! The picture below is a scalloped gift card holder. and the one above is a spinner gift tag. Are they totally cute or what?

And for the goodies, I made one of these covered candy bars for all the ladies in the group. Really really easy and really cute!I added glitter to santas beard and rim of his hat. The stamp is from Penny Black! I covered Trader Joes Milk chocolate candy bars. I just love TJ's!

Magnolia, Isnt she adorable?

Good evening all, I just got finished with this Birthday card for a friend of mine, I used My new Magnolia stamp. I just love these images. She is just adorable, I cant wait till after Christmas so I can buy some more. I used a retired Stampin Up! double sided paper and my SU!corner punch. The stamp set I used is Cricle of friendship from SU! as well.
Well, I just wanted to share real quick, Tomorrow is Friday and I cannot wait to get off of work, I am pooped. 5am. comes to quick.
Have a great night and I will see you all this weekend!

More Candies, Yummy!

Hello all, Not too much goin on tonight, Just doin some Blog hoppin and while over at Crafts by Kim
she has posted some different Blogs that are offering up some candy. So, with that being said, go on over and check em out!

1. Bev- Bevs Crafts
2. Claire- Crafty C's crafting library
3.Lynsey-Lynseys Place
4.Suzanne- Scrapblitz
5.Barb-Barbs Charm
Thanks for looking and i'll see you all real soon!

More Christmas cards!!!

Hello all my cyber friends, Well I have been busy busy making my Christmas cards, For starters, here is one I made just tonight with "Wreathabella" I really like this one. I used Rub ons from Stampin Up! for the sentiment and I colored her in with my watercolor pencils and my blending pen. Isnt she darling?

This next one is one where I used a retired Stampin Up! set "Yule Bits & Borders. I also used my cuttlebug EF "swiss dots" The sentiment is used from the background stamp in the same set. Really cute and really easy!

And for this final one for the evening, I once again used Wreathabella, Pretty in pink,close to cocoa and whisper white cardstock. Also, The sentiment I used is from the Circle of Friendship stampin Up! stamp set. I added dazzleing diamonds glitter to the santa hat and the balls on her boots, also heat embossed the sentiment with a glitter EP. Well thats it for me tonight, I have to get up bright and early for work tomorrow but I will be addi…

Another Whiff of Joy

Hello all, I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Here I have another entry into the Whiff of Joy guest Designer call. This one, Like the last one is called "Willow with lantern" I think she is absolutley gorgeous and really enjoy coloring her in. I once again used my watercolor pencils with my blender pen. I have yet to purchase any Copics, which I will be doing in the near future. So, go on over to Paper Craft Planet and check things out, On top of the Guest designer call, there are so many great ideas and some really creative and friendly people over there.

Whiff Of Joy guest designer call

Good evening all! Tonight I have been working on a project that I entered into a Guest designer call for Whiff of Joy. There is a sketch to follow and you have to use at least one WOJ stamp/image in the sketch. You too can enter to be a guest designer for Whiff of Joy. All you have to do is go on over to Paper Craft Planet and submit your creation as well. All of the info is there so go on over and check it out. If you have never used any of the WOJ stamps you have to try them out. They have some adorable images. The detail in these stamps is awesome! So do you think I have a chance? On this sketch, I used the image Willow with lantern and for the sentiment, I used Circle of friendship from Stampin Up! I colored Willow in with my watercolor pencils and used stickles on the holly berries and also on the lantern for the light(yellow stickles) The designer paper is from S.E.I. and is called "Glitzmas" also used was basic black(Stampin Up!) and a textured white (unknown)card sto…

CBC #3

Hello all, Well tonight I completed this work of art! This is the first Magnolia image that I have had and she is just too darn cute!
I went over to Creating with Chrissy and she has a Belli Challenge, go on over and play along she would love to have you!
For this Belli challenge it was to use any past belli challenges. I Chose buttons. I have so many in my craft room and I keep buying them, Time to use em! So, That is what I did. I would like to use them in more creative ways, but this is all I could come up with. So, with that being said, I used a rub on sentiment from Stampin Up! I just love rub ons, I also have tons of those, Like I said about the buttons, I keep buying! The deco paper is also from SU! Let me know what you think and I promise to work on my photo taking skills, How embarrassing. Well hopefully I will have more to post tonight! Hugs!

Leahs monthly challenge #2


Wow! What fun this challenge was. Leah'sbirthday is this month and she got the inspiration from this really cool lookin cake! Check it out, I just love it! Well The colors that we had to work with were Rose Red,Regal Rose, Close to cocoa,Pretty in Pink and Vanilla. So this is what I came up with. You cant see the sentiment too well but it says "she with the most purses wins!" I used the purse stamp from Stamping Bella and everything else is stampin Up! Although I did use liquid pearls from Ranger Ind. and added some of the chunky glitter from Stampin Up!I also outlined the scallops with Close to cocoa. Isnt this just adorable? Come back often this week since I have the whole week off for Thanksgiving break so I will have lots to share!

Leahs monthly challenge #2

Wow! What fun this challenge was. Leah's birthday is this month and she got the inspiration from this reall cool lookin cake

Beates WSC #67

Hello all, Well I have been making my Christmas cards like crazy and having so much fun doing it! This is one that I made for BeatesWSC #67. It is also the first Holiday card that I have made using Stamping Bella. My Bellas have been getting so neglected. Poor things.
This Bella is Wreathabella and I colored her in with my watercolor pencils. for the rim of the hat and the boots and laces, I used this fab glitter from Martha Stewart. Don't ya just love Martha? Anyways, The glitter I used comes in a pack of 3 with the glitter glue. It's called "Arctic Glitter" so cool! The glitter I used on the wreath is in the glitter stack from SU! called Enchanted. I think it has been retired. The card stock I used is all Stampin Up! Real Red, Glorious Green,Close to cocoa and for the card base(you cannot see) I used Pretty in pink. I used the red pin and green deco paper for a Christmas stack that I got last year(I cannot remember the name) Finally for the greeting, it is a stam…

Beates WSC # 67

Wow! It's Christmas already!

I have officially started my Christmas cards. I know, I am kind of late, But I do well under pressure. I really do. If I have 2 weeks to complete something, I will not even start it until 2 days before it is due. But hey, I get it done! I have only made 13 cards so far and I have a variety, 3 of this, 4 of that and so on. I will probably have 50 completed by Dec. 1st. I like to have them mailed out in the first week of December. Well, I just wanted to share what I have done so far and will have more to share during the week, I am on Thanksgiving break all next week so I have lotsa time to create! Hugs!

Starting my Christmas Cards

Up for some Blog candy, check these out!

Hello all, I have been doing a little blog hopping and found some cool candy out there, Chceck out these sites for not only candy, but Inspiration!
Updated 11/25

1. Lacey-Hand stamped y Lacey
2. Lynsey-Lynseys place
3.Debbie-Passion for crafts
4. Heather- Heathers Heavenly Stampations
5. Kristen-Scrap-creations
6.Rina-Heartfelt Creations

Thats all for tonight! More tomorrow!

Brandons birthday!

Okay, Here is Brandon with his card. He loved it! Made me feel so good, Even though when I was making it he kept coming in the room and I had to constantly cover it up. When he did open it he was like, ah ha, Thats what you were working on. Cant get anything by him. Except for one of the birthday presents I got him, Came in the mail the other day, and When the mailman got here, Brandon had to sign for it and he carried it to me and said, okay mom, more ebay? then he went on his way. I got that one by him. Oh, the gift that he signed for was an autographed numbered baker board(skateboard) Whoever Baker is, Brandon loved it!
For his birthday dinner we went to Claim Jumper, if anyone has one near them, You know how big the portions are, Check out my burger, That is seriously a huge burger, ok, dont mind the open mouth, I think I took 2 bites and I was full, It was my lunch and dinner the next day. It was so yummy though!

Happy 13th. Brandon

Hello, Just a quick one tonight. I have been working on this card for Brandon's 13th. Birthday(Nov. 13th.) for hours and I totally love how it came out. This set is so cool! It is called "Skater Dudes" from "I Brake for Stamps" This is a 19 piece stamp set and perfect for those teenagers who love to Skate! I stamped the background with some of the words that come with the set like, Ollie,Grind,Air,180, etc. I dont even know what half of them are(LOL) I then heat embossed the dudes with black craft ink and clear embossing powder. Then cut them out and arranged them just so on the white cardstock on top of the sayings. I raised 2 of the images(as you can see in the side view) and voila, a teenagers Birthday card! Let me know what you think! Well Brandon is in bed asleep and I have to decorate his bedroom door so he wakes up to a Happy Birthday since I will already have left for work when he gets up. Have a great night all and I'll be back soon! Hugs!

Wow! I have a Teenager!

Olde country Creations

Hello all, Well I have been doing so blog hopping and found this adorable blog, it is called
"Olde Country Creations" she is offering some really cool candy but besides the candy, Her things are so cute, I just love the country motif! So with that being said, go on over and take a look!

November Blog Candy Blowout

Go on over to Sheetload They are having an awesome Blog Candy Giveaway for the month of November. Look at those goodies that you can win. 4 Lucky winners, I hope one of them is me! So go on over and check it out!Hugs! Dannette

Birthday Box in a Bag

Here is a "Box In A Bag" That I made for my boss who's birthday is on Wed. Nov. 12th. I found the tutorial on Splitcoast presented by Diana Gibbs. I used some paper that I just purchased today at my local scrapbook store "Remember When" They are having a huge sale and everything in the store was 30% off, Needless to say, I am such the Paper hoarder I bought tons of designer papers, anyways, It is called"A family affair" by Momenta, I used Buckaroo Blue cardstock by Stampin Up! for the bottom and for the scalloped square and used "So many scallops" Happy Birthday for the sentiment. I added some faux stitching on the blue to add a little pop and I think it turned out pretty good. Now to figure out what to put in it for her. Yikes, I was having so much fun making the Box in a bag that I didnt think of what to put into it. Well with the 4 day weekend, I'll think of something, I hope! Well of to do some more creatin, enjoying my Sat. night in…

Blog Candy Alert!

Happy Friday everyone. I dont know about you but I am so happy it's Friday and I have a 4 day weekend. No school on Monday for Teachers meetings and Veterans day on Tues(Dont forget to hug a veteran!) anyways, Tonight I am playing as long as I can keep my eyes open! Im blog hoppin baby! So with that being said I am going to post some Blogs that are offering some Candy! Some of them end on Sat. so get in there and post away!
1. Lisa Moore- Inkerdoodles (let her know that I sent you!)
2. Bev- bevscrafts
3. Suzanne- Scrapblitz
4. Diane- Pink-Sunflower
5. Lisa- Craftbugs
6. Carlzcardz

I will post some more later on tonight!

Ginas Stamp Camp

Well we made 3 projects tonight at Gina's stamp camp. I just love going to her camps. They are so inspireing! This first one is a packing tape glitter card. So easy and so darn cute. You punch your square in the card and then cut packing tape a little bit bigger than the square hole and attach the tape to the inside of the card with the sticky side out, Then you sprinkle your dazzleing diamonds over the sticky window. Then stamp your image and attach it to the inside of the card at the window facing out and voila, Glitzy glitter window!
Here you have a little goodie pouch. Inside are some pepermint patties in a little baggie. Cute little gift for co-workers. And this final project is a little snowman that you can add to a gift bag or even a card. We used the Stampin Up! Top Note Bigz Die for the face and for the hat. Is that adorable or what? I think I have to order that Die to add to my collection, so many possibilities! We also made a 4th. project but I left it at Ginas(sigh!) It…

And the winner is.........

Well, I just want to tell everyone, Thanks so much for all the nice pots that I have received for my 3K Blog Candy! You all made me feel so good! Now, first things first, I had mentioned that on top of the goodies that were shown, I was also going to include 6 surprize stampes images and here they are..... From Whiff of Joy we have 3 each of Charlotte decorating christmas tree and Willow with Lantern. Now for the winner, Using It came up with #21-Michelleso with that being said, Michelle, e-mail me your addy and I will get you your goodies, Congrats and Thanks again everyone for playing and come back often as I will be offering some more cool sweets real soon! Hugs to all my friends out there!

A Frame and a challange!

Hello all my cyber friends. Well it’s Saturday night and what a great day today was. I had a vary productive day. It has been raining pretty much all day today so what a perfect day to get some things done. I cleaned out the fridge,cleaned up my side of the craft room(my boyfriend has a train layout on the other half of the room) Organized scraps,went to our neighbors house and played Liars dice, Brandon even came and played. I had so much fun. It's not too often that I get to hang out with with my almost teenage son(13 on the 13th.) So I was lovein it.

Then about 11:00 when we came home, I headed straight to the craft room. I have 2 things to share with you all tonight, The first is a wood picture frame that has taken me forever to complete but I think I like how it turned out. I painted the outside edge of the frame with brown acrylic paint and the inside edge was painted with pink acrylic paint. I then covered the frame with {note}worthy Audrey polka dot stripe paper from Makin…

Just a quick note!

Hello ladies, Go on over to Denise's Blog and have a chance to win her Bloggiverssary(oops, I dont think I am spelling that right) Anyways, Pretty neat!

Hugs, Dannette

This is pretty cool!

Go on over to Kristins blog and check out her milestone Blog Candy! Wow! 15000 hits, I cannot wait for that day!
Hugs, Dannette

I hit 3K, Check out my candy

Hello all, I am so excited, I hit 3K! I really appreciate all the feedback I get and all the sweet comments that you all leave me! In honor of you, I am offering up a little sweets. This is what I have for that lucky person, Making Memories woven ribbon in aquamarine,Paper Bliss adhesive accents in Blue,Love Elsie Alpha Rub-ons,some pink and yellow adhesive backed flowers,a darling silver plated heart keychain, 30 Misc. sized envalopes in white and beige, a darling little post it note purse, 15 stamping Bella stamped images and last but not least 6 misc. stamped images(These will be a surprize)! And all of this comes in a really cute metal small planter that I decorated! So, all you have to do is leave me a comment and add a post to your Blog to let people know about my Candy! I will choose a winner on Sunday Nov. 2nd. at 9pm. PST. Hugs to all my stamping Sistahs out there!

Some Blog candy from Chrissy!

Go on over to Creating with Chrissy, She is offering some pretty cool candy, Gotta Love that Blog Candy!!
Also, Check out her Bloggers Challange, "Gift Giving" What great ideas!

Just A Little Something!

Happy Thursday!
Here is a quick little something that I put together tonight. The saying that I used is a rub on I had from TLC.
I used my watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color in Jammybella. I havent moved into the world of Copics as of yet, So until then I always use my watercolor Pencils. For the skin color I use pagedoodlers from cock-a-doodle!
Stay tuned on Friday night, I am going to be offering my 3K hits Blog Candy not to mention I will be adding some more creations throughout the night! Stampin Friday night for me!

How Adorable

Well Hello all, Is this image adorable or what? I recieved this from Jacquie over at Java Blu , We swapped stamped images and this is one of the ones that she sent me. It is from Whiff of Joy stamps and her name is Melinda.I just love there stamps! This card was so fun for me to make. The deco paper that I used is from Making Memories and is called {Note} Worthy Audrey Polka dot stripe. and I used little tiny button brads in a powder blue. Everything else is from Stampin Up! Pixie Pink,Bashfull Blue and Buckaroo Blue(for the card base) cardstock,For the sentiment I used wish from small script and buckaroo blue for the ink as well. I also colored her in with my Stampin Up! watercolor pencils and used my blender pen!

Some goodies from my Bella Sistah!


Goodies from my Bella Sistah!


2 Challanges in 1

Happy Friday all! I am so happy to finally end the work week. The weather is getting cool and there are clouds in the sky. I love this time of year, It always feels so cozy cuddled up in bed on a chilly saturday morning knowing that I dont have to get up at dawns early crack(That was a funny!) Also, It also means that I can complete some challanges. Tonight I have 2 in one. First, Beates WSC #62 and then I have the Bellaholicsanonymous color challange which is Purple, Black and cream. I love those colors together so this was kinda easy for me!
I also used cruisabella and heat embossed it in black. I added purple square eyelets in each corner. The sentiment is stampin Up's! Very Punny. The card size I used is a little unusual. It is 5X 7 1/4. I received about 300 greeting card envalopes(a friend is a Hallm*&% Rep.) and so she gave me all of these envies so I thought that I would try and use these envalopes so that is my reason behind the size of the card. If you want any of thes…

Ive been Tagged

ok, I have been tagged and this is the first time for me by Leanne over at Mile High stamp & scrap , I hope I do this right
Here's how it works...
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Answer the five sets of five (these are easy)
3. Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the 5 sets of five...
Things you love....

1. Sleeping in on a cold winter morning

2. stamping and scrapping

3. Watching my son play Baseball

4. To laugh

5. Happy Mail

Things you don't love...

1. Rap Music

2. Bills

3.Mean people

4. having no money

5. Yard work

Songs on your iPod/Playlist

1. Foolin-Def Leppard

2. Meanstreak-Y&T

3. What Ive done-Linkin Park

4. Big Shot-Billy Joel

5. Over the mountain-Ozzy

Favorite Foods

1. sweet & sour Prawns

2. Cinnamon Rolls

3. Pepsi

4. Captn crunch cereal

5. Chicken cordon bleu

People you are tagging...
5.Lil Deb

Bella buttons & bows embellishment challenge

Here my friends is another challenge and some cool Blog candy. This one is from Mile High Stamp & Scrap. The challenge was to use any Stamping Bella Image, buttons and bows or ribbon. In my case here I used Silver cord as seen in the buttons. This is my first Halloween card this season(I am kinda laggin) but I think I like the way this one turned out. I have tons of buttons and to tell you the truth, I have never used buttons in my cards. I have every intention of using them when I buy them though. So here was my chance. The image I used is witchybella. I had to search high and low to find the right sentiment to add to the card, and this one I found in StampinUp's! Taggers Dozen. I thought it was totally appropriate. "Queen for a day"! The spider web background paper that is used is from "Diecuts with a view". I also used my most favorite punch from Stampin Up! Photo corners. So let me know what you think! So go on over to Mile High Stamp & Scrap and ch…

A spoon full of sugar challenge!

Hello all, Well here I am doing another challenge! Go on over to Spoon full of sugar and not only do they have some very inspirational projects over there but they also have a challenge every Tuesday and this weeks challenge was to use the colors Pink and Green. It's so funny, I have been working on this card for a couple of days and then I came across spoon full of sugar. I was pretty excited! Well now onto the specifics. This stamp I bought about 6 months ago and this is the first time I have used it. It is Beetle by Penny Black. I just love her stuff! I added buttons onto the tires as rims(Pink of course) and the Pink and green ribbon I stapeled on with Pink staples. The cardstock is all SU! in colors Green Galore and basic black. The paper I used I just purchase last night at Remember When In pleasant Hill(I love that store!) and it is called Kitty Whiskers by S.E.I. It is double sided so the pink is the other side of the stripes. Isnt is cute? The stamp I used is also from St…

Thanks to my Bella Sistah Pat!

Hello all my friends out there! I received a package from my Bella Sistah Pat Martin today and I couldnt wait to open it! Look at all the goodies that she sent me! I got a pair of halloween socks(I love holiday socks) a bunch of Bella images, witchybella and snowbunnybella. microwave popcorn wrapped in halloween theme, a decorated notepad holder,some embellishments,some smaller decorated sb pages, a really cute fall theme t-lite holder,some fall leaves, a decorated matchbook box with some embellishments inside, some ribbon with a D on it, a tin she decorated the inside of for me and a totally cute Bella card! I just love all the little goodies she sent me and everything was a fall/halloween themed! Thank you so much Pat!

Thank you My Bella Sistah Pat