Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Candy out in Blogger world


Here is a great one locally, If you live in the San Francisco bay area then you are going to want to go and check out this awesome blog. I have recently become a huge fan of coupons and I don't go anywhere without them. I also wont even enter a store without my coupon binder. I have actually saved quiet a bit of money and it is so much fun too. Go on over to The Frugal Find and check out what she has going on! It is a great Family Photo session from . I am a lover of scrap booking and also getting married in June so this would be a wonderful thing for me to win! It is from Hold 'Em Photography. You can chech out there website HERE.



Kim's candy
-Crafty Makes Open until Dec. 31

Karen's Candy- Crafty Goings on Open until Jan 1

Katie's Candy- Created by Katie Cotton open until Jan 1

Amy's candy-A thousand sheets of paper: Open until Jan 2

I will be adding more as I come a across them!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Here is another challenge that I completed tonight from "Sweet sketch Wednesday" the stamp set I used is "Love 2 Hug" from "The {stamps} of life. I am a member of her monthly club and it is so worth it. I get a new stamp set sent to me on the 1st. of every month and the shipping within the US is only $1.00. Sweet deal for some sweet stamps. This set is a 39 piece set and is perfect for Valentines Day. Which is my favorite Holiday. I totally love all the pinks and reds. So pretty!
Anyways, My colors scheme was tempting turquoise,a dark purple and the DP is from the $ spot at Target called "Tweet Hearts Collection" Totally cute papers and some of them even have glitter and oh how I love glitter! I also used some Ric Rac from Doodlebug design, Inc. called boutique trims in the swimming pool assortment.
Well, I am off to hopefully complete another challenge. So, I will see you all real soon!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Mojo Monday #118


Happy day after Christmas everyone. I hope Santa was good to you all and you had a wonderful day with family and friends. I had a pretty busy Christmas as we had to drive all over the bay area to visit our families. It was so nice to see everyone!
So, onto a challenge. This one is from last Monday(Dec. 21st.) so there will be another one from Mojo Monday in 2 days so I thought I had better get this weeks up quick. As you can see, I turned mine but kept the sketch the same. This one I did rather quickly as it was pretty easy for me once I got my image all colored in. Isn't she just adorable? She is from Sugar Nellie. from the website Funky Kits,The home of adorable stamps I just love any and all of those images. Totally cute! I colored her in with my copics and used a pink Spica for the flower in her hair. The DP I used is from "My minds eye" and my color scheme is Rose Red, Close to cocoa and white. The sentiment is from Stampin Up! Circles of friendship. Well, I am off to do another challenge which I will share with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

3 Challenges in 1

Hello friends, Wow, It seems like I have been away forever. With all the shopping and wrapping and trying to make sure I get my Christmas cards sent out I haven't left much time for challenges. Well, They are all sent and I have completed 3 challenges in one. I am so excited about this one. First, We have Mojo Monday, You can see the sketch above and this one was quiet easy for me. I finally got to use my New Dahlia Nestie that I won in Wendy's awesome October Breast Cancer awareness Blog Candy. (Thank you again Wendy!!) Anyways, The next Challenge was the Splitcoaststampers color challenge # 249 which was Melon Mambo, Mellow Moss and So Saffron. And the 3rd. and final challenge was from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog and it too was somewhat of a color challenge. We were to use nontraditional colors for a Christmas card. Although I did use Green(Mellow Moss) but that isn't too much of a Christmas color, Is it? Hmmmm, Maybe it is. Lemme know what you think. I feel like I had a pretty productive stamping night and now I am pooped. Only 3 more days until winter Break and I am off of work for 2 weeks,(can I hear a Woo Hoo?) I am ready for the break. From work that is (wink wink)!
See you all real soon!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The sweet stop Sketch "Sew Happy"

Hello all, Here is my take on Sweet N Sassy's Sweet Stop sketch for this week. This week it was named "Sew Happy" which means some sort of sewing has to be incorporated into the creation. Well, If you could have seen me trying to get my little "Sew Mini" going you would have been hysterically laughing at me. I think I even used a few swear words. I was on a mission to get this darn thing going but.... I didn't. so, I ended up doing the Faux stitching around the edge of the card and on the rose red panel where the sentiment is.. I will eventually learn how to get that little machine going but for now, I had to put it away.
So, now back to the challenge. The image I used I just recently won in an awesome Blog candy From Wendy at "Anytime of life' Its good to be alive" and I just love this image. So darn adorable. It is called" Robins" by Jillian Roberts. (Stampavie) . My colors for this card are Rose Red, Bashful Blue and White. The DP i used is from "My Minds Eye" I colored in the image with my watercolor pencils and the stockings in with my Spicas. The blue pearls on the punched out sentiment are from Kaisercraft. I typed the sentiment(Merry Christmas) on my computer. Then the final touch I added was the embossed stars from my stash of di cuts. Thanks so much for looking and come back again soon for another completed challenge!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 114

Here we have another Mojo Monday! This one was really fun and really easy for me. Right when I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. In fact, This is the 3rd. challenge that I have completed using the same DP! I was not going to waste any of that adorable paper from My minds eye. I am really happy with the result.
The image that I used, I am not even sure who it is from, I received it in a swap and it was the perfect size for this card! Once again, My cardstock colors for this creation was Rose Red, Cert. celery and white. The ribbon I used is cert. celery from Stampin Up! I printed the "merry Christmas on my computer and punched it out with my Modern Label punch from Stampin Up! I added blue self adhesive pearls onto the tag for that little bit of shiny! So, what do you think?

Come back again real soon as I will be completing another challenge!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Hey all, I am so excited, I created 2 sketch challenges tonight and I think I am going to try and go for another one before I hit the hay. It is 11:50pm. California time and I am on vacation all week so I am not even worried about having to get up early for work. Yipee!!
So, onto the sketch. This one is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. What a fun blog! This is only my 2nd. one completed for this site but I am going to try and complete one every week. It was definitely a challenge and that made it all the more fun!
Here are the supplies used: Images from "The stamps of Life"
Card stock used Rose Red,Bashful Blue and whisper white.
DP is from My Minds Eye,
blue adhesive pearls from Kaisercraft and
snowflake brads from my stash!
What is really great is I have 9 Christmas cards completed and I only need to make about 50 more and they are all going to be different. I think I can do it. I am kind of a last minute Lucy so, I have plenty of time he! he! he!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sweet Sketch #23


What a fun sketch and I couldn't wait to do it and use my Joy2Christmas set from "The {Stamps} of life" by Stephanie Bernard. I am trying to get my Christmas cards kicked out before December hits so I can concentrate on my shopping and baking. Don't get me wrong, I will be at my desk almost every night doing more stamping but I just want to make sure that I have them done so if there are any last minute cards that need to be made I don't have to totally rush. I created this card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Isn't it adorable? The DP I used is from a Christmas stack and the other CS used is from Stampin Up! My color scheme was Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Real red and Ballet Blue. I love those colors together. I am a huge fan of pink, so if it includes pink, I am good!! I am also a huge fan of glitter and as you can see, I added it to the tiny X-mas trees with crystal effects. I also added gems to the other Christmas trees. So let me know what you think, I love to hear your comments! All for now but I will be back tomorrow night with another completed challenge
!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sweet N Sassy Sketch challenge


Here is a sketch challenge that I did for Sweet N Sassy Stamps "The sweet shop" I used no DP on this creation so I thought I would just use my Swiss dots embossing folder. I think it looks quiet nice. The color combo I used was Green Galore,Rose Red and Apricot appeal. Really pretty colors together! The stamp I used was a digi from InStyle stamps. I used a variety of mediums to color Rainy Cynthia in. I used my Watercolor pencils, my Gelly roll pens and my Spicas. Oh and I also used my Copics. The sentiment is one from a mixed set I have from My favorite things. Let me know what you think! Now off I go to try and catch up on some more challenges. I just love challenges, they totally inspire me! Hugs to all my friends!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I cant remember

Hello all, This is going to be a quick post for me tonight. It is Sunday night and I have to be up at 5:30 for work tomorrow and I just had to complete my creation but... I did this for a sketch challenge and I cannot, for the life of me remember which one, Yikes!!! So, if you know, Please let me know! So, for the stamp set I used, Oh, I am so in love with these stamps. It is from a newer company out of Calif. It is also a stamp club, so on the 1st. of every month, I get a new stamp set in the mail. I just love it! This set is called Joy2Christmas by The {Stamps} of life Go on over to The {stamp} of life and check out the club and maybe even join to get these great stamps delivered right to your door every month. As you can see, I used my crystal effects on the bulb and also my jelly pen in silver on the screw part of the bulb. Also, the sentiment is from the same stamp set. So darn cute! Well, more tomorrow my friends, I am pooped! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some fun candy out in blogger land!

Twinkles glow with stamps Open until Oct 30th.




Monis Creative Place open until Oct 30th.

Kc242 Designs by Denise open until Oct 31st.


Franmade WoJ candy open until Oct 31st.

Cuttlebug Challenges Open until Nov. 2nd.




Crafty Makes WoJ open until Nov. 1st.

Mojo Monday Week 110 "From our Patch"

Good evening my stamping friends. I completed another challenge, yayyyyy! I absolutely love doing challenges. I am really bad with colors and even placement so the challenges are really a motivator for me. This one is from Mojo Monday Week #110. This creation is similar in the way of the color scheme and the materials that I used. I love the purple,orange and black together. Really nice combination for Halloween. I also paper pieced the pumpkin with my Stampin Up! oval punch and the sizzlits from stampin Up! and the sentiment is from "pumpkin patch" from Stampin Up! Also used was my A2 embossing folder "Swiss Dots" which is my favorite EF. Also used was my circle scalloped Nesties in black and purple. The card is a square 5 1/4 X 5 1/4. Enjoy!

We have a winner!!!!

Here I have it, Another winner chosen. I apologize for the lateness of this but, I didnt want someone to miss out so...........
The next winner is.....................................................................................................
Denise with Mommas cropping collections so, Denise, drop me a line with your e-mail address when you get a chance(please within the next 72 hrs.) and I will get the goodies sent out to you. Have a great night all and I will be back with some creations that I have been working on!





Hello all, I posted this back at the top because my winner has not notified me and the drawing was on the 18th. Oct. So with that being said, I am going to give her 1 more day and if she does not notify me, I am going to choose another winner. I hope that is ok with you all! So, I will see you all Monday evening! Hugs, Dannette






I have a winner all, I want to first Thank all of you that left me comments and also for becomming followers. It really means a lot to me to share what I absolutely love to do. Create! Well, enough jibber jabber, The winner of my candy is............


Scraplady51 and this is what she said,

Hey Dannie...LUV your Blog and all the cool things on it!
So Scraplady51, Please e-mail me with your addy so I can get your goodies out to you! Have a wonderfull evening all and I will see you all real soon! Hugs, Dannie



Hello there everyone. Like I said in my last post, I was going to be offering some blog candy and here it is! This is a fun little package for one lucky blogger to have some fun with! This is what you will get.

One pound scrap pack with a variety of colors

Heidi Grace Glitter flowers with 12 flowers and 12 brads

2 card packs with envies. 1 in sage green A2 size matchbook and 1 in yellow A2 size as well

1 mat stack called "Far East" 72 sheets of 4.5" X 6.5" printed textured mats

1 bottle of Glimmer mist (2oz. size) in the color "Coffee Shop"

So this is what you need to do to win this nice little variety of goodies for your crafting needs.
Drop me a message to let me know you were here, Post this blog candy to your blog and become a follower. That's it, Easy Peasy! I will draw a winner on October 18 at 8:00pm. PST.
Good luck all and I will see you real soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Halloween Creation


Here is a card that I made to send to a friend for Halloween. I have to say that I absolutely love how this one turned out. I made the pumpkin from my Stampin Up! oval punch and also for the stem and leaves, I used Stampin Up! sizzlets. I must have been on a roll last night because, I threw this one together and was like ohhhh, I should add a little bling and when I did it was like total satisfaction. Does that sound kind of wierd? I almost don't want to send this one off, hehehehe!!!
There are the supplies I used:
US white,basic black, purple (From my stash), only orange(for my pumpkin) and striped Halloween DP from a Halloween pack.
sentiment from pumpkin patch(Stampin Up!) orange gems from me and my big ideas. also, Swiss Dots Embossing folder. scallop circle from Nestabilities.

I am now working on some sketch challenges so I will be back soon!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday Sketchers Week 73


Here is this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge sketch. I made a birthday card for my neighbors daughter who is turning 18 this month and she is totally girlie so I thought these were the perfect colors for her. These are the materials that I used for this creation.
Stamped image is from "Totally cool" from Stampin Up! The DP is from a birthday stack from DCWV. I also added some yellow glitter to her purse and shirt. I colored in the shopping bags with my gelly roll pens by sakura. Copics were used on her hair and pants and shoes. I printed out the Happy Birthday Brittawnya on my computer. The flower is punched from my sizzix(daisies #2) from Stampin Up! I usde my xyron to stick the flowers on and there were like these spider web pieces of adhesive that I couldn't get off so I just sprinkled some yellow glitter on it to add a little sparkle to the flower. and the green po
lka dot ribbon is out of my stash. and now, for the finished product. Enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 107


Hello my friends, Just another quick post tonight to share the Mojo Monday sketch that I completed tonight. This was a really fun sketch and I am so happy that I actually completed it within an hour. Here are the supplies that I used.
Stamped image Billboardabella from Stamping Bella. Chocolate chip, So saffron, old olive and us white cs from Stampin Up! Jumbo eyelets from Stampin Up! Cottage wall DP from Stampin Up! and my Swiss dots Embossing folder. I also used my 1/16 hole punch around the scall
op circle that I used my scallop circle Nestabilities to make. I also use my Spicas on her Bella's belt,boots and headband and flower.

Friday Sketchers Week 72


Here is my submission into Friday Sketchers #72. I was really looking forward to using my Stampin Up! Cottage Wall DP. I think it is my favorite DP of all of the papers I own(Right now) I must own 5000 12 X12 sheets, Not even kidding. I just keep buying and buying. I just love papers! So, anyways, This is what I came up with. Go on over and play along!
These are the supplies used:
Smooth white,chocolate chip,Old olive and so saffron cardstock. Cottage wall DP. Stamped image is from Sugar Nellie. Blue rhinestones from Me and my big ideas.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog candy in support of a great cause!

Hello my Friends, Here is some blog candy that is in support of an awesome cause. Too many people have been affected with this horrible disease and we all need to continue to do what we can to help in the research of breast cancer to find a cure! So with that being said, go on over to Anytime of life, It's good to be alive and check out her awesome candy!
Below is a list of the awesome goodies that Wendy is offering! What a great bunch of goodies! This candy ends October 31st.
List of Prizes in Giveaway: (you can click each prize to be linked to a photo and description):
Autumn Leaves Stamp Pads for Clear Stamps (you can't get these anymore and they are SUPER!) - Light Blue and Red
Flowers and Lace Backgrounder stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms (I love their background stamps and this one will be perfect for Valentine's Day
Good Luck!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blog Candy out there!


Cats Whiskers Blog candy ends Sept 28







Stephanie blog candy Ends Sept. 28

Our weekend getaway in our Hotel on wheels!


Hello and Happy Sunday to you all! I wanted to make sure I made and appearance this evening as we just got back from a weekend of camping(in out Hotel on wheels) and it was so much fun! We went to Petaluma, calif. and stayed at a KOA. Craig is in the photo getting the lights up around the awning! I have never been to one before and it was really fun and relaxing. We also hit the local flea market and I even found some rubber stamps at a really sweet price! I got a Stampin Up! set for $1.00 and a little football stamp (for my sons football cards and pages) for .50. Not too bad! So it was a pretty productive trip! I will post my pages that I create from our trip as soon as I complete them. Hopefully that will be soon! Well, off to bed and ready for the work week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mojo Monday #105

Its me again! I actually finished another challenge tonight Go on over to Mojo Monday and try out this weeks challenge.
This one I used scraps that I had in my stash and kinda pieced them all together. I used my sizzix Flower layers #3 and added the green button in the middle. The sentiment is from Trendy Trees from Stampin Up! Another accessorie I used was my smaller scallop punch. I think this card turned out adorable. I think I am on a roll, too bad I have to get up at the crack of dawn for work otherwise I would be up all night playin! Well, nighty nights to all and I will be back soon! Don't forget to enter my Blog candy below! See ya all soon!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Sweet Shop Sketch!

Here is s sketch from Sweet Shop Sketches that I completed tonight. I actually got this one done pretty quickly and it was alot of fun!Here are the supplies that I used.
Stampin Up! Basic Black,Real Red and Sahara Sand CS.
Nestabilities Classic Scallop circle
Real Red SU! eyelets
6X6 SU! Patterns Pack in real red
SU! Sizzix Flower, Daisies
SU! build a brad with the circle punched from Sahara Sand DP.
Sentiment from Short and Sweet.
I hope you have enjoyed what I have created and don't forget to stop by The s
weet Shop and try out the sketch!
Don't forget to check the previous post to have a chance to win my Blog Candy! It is open until Oct. 18th. 8pm. PST.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Desirae's Wedding

Hello all, I am so sorry that I have been MIA for a while. I have been in a little rut and just haven't been able to com up with anything to share. Well here is a card that I created
for a wedding that I am going to on Saturday. It is a really good friend of mine from High School, Her daughter. Her colors are Pink, white and black, so, I headed off to Splitcoast stampers for some ideas and this is what I came up with. I kind of took a little bit of something from a few cards that I absolutely loved. I wasn't quiet sure of what to use for the sentiment and I wanted to keep it kind of simple so I just grabbed some stamps from a couple of different Stampin Up sets. Love, Cherish & always! I used my EF "Swiss dots" &" D'vine swirl" I also added some pink gems to the swirls and the flower ribbon is little velvet flowers from doodlebug designs. The flowers at the top of the cake are from prima and pink brads in the middle of the flowers are from my stash of like a million. Well that's all for now but, I will be back on Sunday with a little surprise so come back and visit me soon!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Friday Sketchers Love it!!!

Here is a card that I completed for Friday Sketchers. I totally love the Sugar Nellie stamps. I have purchased quiet a few lately and I just love em! I colored this pretty girl in with my copics. I have done some serious practicing with my copics and am starting to feel a little more comfortable with using them. I have the most fun doing hair. I want to perfect my Jeans look with the wear and shadows.
The DP is from My minds eye Whirlybird "Sunshine Girl" Soaring stripes Paper and the flowers are Prima. I added the green ribbon with white dots for the leaves look for the flowers. The sentiment is Stampin Up! Short and Sweet. Let me know what you think!
Well it's another early day tomorrow, time for the 2nd. week of school so early nights for me! I'll be back soon!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ginas Hallowen Stamp Camp!

Hello my friends!
Well the first full week of school is over and I am pooped. For those of you that do not know, I am a lunch lady at and Elem. school and I do all the baking and cooking. I love my job but at the end of the day, I am so ready to come home and kick my shoes off and do nothing. Well, last night was Gina's monthly stamp camp and I so look forward to these every month. We get to do some really fun projects, chat and just have fun
! Here are 3 of the projects that we completed last night. All Halloween themed. Gina usually has everything cut and scored for us to make it easier so all we have to do is stamp and assemble. Doing these projects really put me in the Halloween mood. I am definitely going to make some Halloween/fall themed cards.
The treat holder is my favorite project that we put together last night. Gina ordered these clear plastic beekers and there are skittles in it and we placed it into the box. isn't it adorable? The other projects we put together was the 3X3 little note card and a regular size greeting card.
This adorable little owl goodie bag was made and given to us by our Hostess for the evening Sandra. I just love his big ole eyes! What a sweet little goodie for her to give all of us!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Some more candy out there!

Hello all, Well i am back to work and so totally pooped, I havent made anything crafty in like a week. I am going to a stamp camp tomorrow night(Thurs.) so I will have some things to share with my friends on Friday, I promise! In the meantime, I am posting some Blog Candy that is out there in blogger world, so enjoy and I will see you then!!!


Helens Blog Candy Closes Sept. 13





Glitter Me Silly Blog Candy open until Sept 14

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A day in the city!








Craig and I made a trip to San Francisco today(we live like 40 minutes from it) and we went on this really cool jet boat out on the bay. Totally cool! Here are some photos that we took on our day trip. Enjoy!

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