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I've been published!!!

To see the details of my card please go to this post.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

January is Technique Month

That is on my blog anyway :) Each and every day I will be posting a new technique and from time to time, a step by step guide to showcase them for you. The step by step guide will most likely be on the more advanced/difficult ones but you'll have to see for yourself :)

So make sure you mark your calendars, it's going to be a fun month!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

12 Days of Sketches - Sketch #2

Since I'm off this week, my goal is to get all 12 sketches for The Greeting Farm done before the 3rd. As you can tell I'm little behind :) But I will get it done!!

Here is the second sketch:


and here is my card:



I'm not happy with the way her tail turned out but I guess it'll have to do.

Hugs,
Tanya

Who doesn't love candy, right???

I know I do =) Amy is once again offering some awesome candy over at her blog. I look forward to seeing her cards each and every day so of course I just have to try and win this awesome blog candy for her new stamp that is being released on the 4th over at All That Scraps.

Hop on over if you have never been and check out her creations!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

I wanted to take a few minutes to wish all of my cyber friends a very Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a very enjoyable holiday and that you are all surrounded by family and friends. You all have been great friends throughout the years and I really appreciate it. Sometimes you were the only one's that I could confide in and you all gave me "support" and love when I needed it most.

I am very excited for this Christmas as Abby is starting to understand the whole Christmas thing and is very excited to get presents from Santa.

I also want to say Merry Christmas to my Mom and My stepfather who are no longer with us. I have missed you both dearly throughout the years but I know you're up there watching over Abby and enjoying every single minute of it. I love you both and wish you were here.

Hopefully I'll have some cards to post for you in the next few days (in between all of the holiday buzz LOL). That is going to be one of my New Year's Resolutions...post more for you! So make sure that I hold that :)

So for now, I will say good night but I will be chatting with you all soon.


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

I am SO excited!!!!

I received an email today asking me if I would like to be on the design team for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. She offers some really cute digital stamps and they come in sets. I am so excited to get started but I don't have a project due until January :( So be on the lookout for projects every Monday.

In the meantime, check out her site:

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff


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Sunday, December 20, 2009

12 Days of Sketches--Sketch #1

Between Friday 12/18 and 12/30, The Greeting Farm blog is having a sketch a day. Every day except for Sunday's and Christmas, there will be a new sketch. If you complete all 12 sketches and have them loaded by 1/3, you are eligible for the whole January Release...isn't that so cool!!! I would die if I won that!

Saturday's sketch was this:


and here is my take on it:



I really liked how this turned out that I think I'll give it to my boss' daughter for her 14th birthday.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Abby's craft night

Tonight I decided to take a break from everything and let Abby play at my scrapbook table. She gets very excited to see what she can play with. So tonight we made a couple of cards for my boss' daughters. My boss is the very first person we had ever left Abby with and she has been adopted into their family.

I can't wait for when she's older and we can sit down together and do more crafty things. Don't get me wrong, I love it now but it takes so long to do one project because I still have to do pretty much everything....oh well that time will come :)

Here is the card she made for the girls (she made one for each of them but they are identical), plus she "signed" the inside of the card. I think she did pretty good for a 2 year old :)



The stamp used was Christmas Stocking by Gillian F. Roberts through Stampavie and the papers were all from Close to My Heart. Abby used various colored pencils and gel pens and a couple metal snowflake charms/buttons from Joann's.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Club Anya Blog Hop

We've asked and they have listened....

....An ALL-CUSTOMER HOLIDAY BLOG HOP and RELEASE PARTY !!!


Here are the catagories of the hop

The HOLIDAY HAPPINESS AWARD will go to their favorite overall project of the evening and win the entire December Anya release!


THE WHO you callin' a HO HO HO award will go to the BEST use of Santa or Mrs. Claus on a card or project (you do not have to have Xmas sweeties to play-you can improvise!)

The ALL WRAPPED UP award will go to the best display of altering a 3D item using Anya and/or Ian

Last but not least, the CANDY CANE CROWN will go to the best use of Holiday sweets on a card or project-whether it's cookies, candy, cupcakes, gingerbread houses, etc...you know the drill. Think your fave holiday treat...and INDULGE US!



Now on to my creations for tonight's hop. First, I needed something to hold a gift card for my hubby from our daughter so I thought I'd try using a nugget tin :)

The tin is layered inside with the gingham paper from Merry, Merry. I used Santa Ian and colored him with my copics, his "fur" around his hat and suit is made using liquid applique (love this stuff!). He was cut out and glue dotted to the tin. I used a 1'' grosgrain ribbon from Close to My Heart and the bow was made using my bow-easy. I also added some tiny adhesive back pearls to a couple of the corners. The tag was made using the Very Merry Tags Cartridge on my Cricut, Imaginsince Polar Expressions paper and blinged up.




For my second project I made a card once again using Santa Ian. All the materials used to make this card is from Close to My Heart and is just gorgeous in person. (sorry about the quality of the picture, it's was pretty dark here when I took it).



Hope you like it. Now it's time to go back to the Club Anya blog and see who's next.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Farm Fresh Friday-Color Challenge #1

As you all know I am in total love with The Greeting Farm and all of their images. I try to do their challenges when I get the chance, well this week I had some extra time to work on it.

The color challenge was to use the following colors:


Here is my card. I used the signature anya set and colored her in with my copics. The paper is from Bo Bunny and is called Alissa (very pretty in person). The flowers and ribbon is from my stash.



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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bella Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

This card uses Merrybella. I colored her in with my copics and used stickles for the ornaments and the star. The paper used was Imaginisnce's Polar Express, ribbon is from CTMH, dew drops and prima flowers.



Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Randi a nd see the awesome creation she made!



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Friday, December 04, 2009

Riley Christmas card

I finally broke out one of the Riley images from Hanna stamps that I've had laying around for quite some time now. Sorry the picture isn't the greatest but the lighting was terrible today.

This card was done using two challenges from Any Stamp Will Do.

Color Challenge--although this week's was to use stripes
Sketch Challenge


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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

I am a follower of Amy's blog "A thousand sheets of paper" and she is offering some awesome blog candy. I am crossing my fingers on this one as I just love her stamps!

Check out her blog here



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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Abby Cleaning

When I first started buying II stamps, Lili always reminded me of my little girl Abby. Well yesterday it was actually captured on film.

Here is a picture of the stamp:


Here is a picture of Abby:



So what do you think?

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Bella blog hop this Saturday

Stampingbella is hosting a blog hop this Saturday. You will have a chance to win $100 Bella bucks along the hops so come back at 10:00 est and start hopping. Good luck!


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Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

So were you crazy enough to go out into the crowds??? We did go out but not to any of the big stores. Surprisingly, Jo-Ann's wasn't that busy and I was able to get out with no problems...sure do wish I needed a Cricut LOL :) I did get some shopping done but on the computer, Amazon was having some good deals on movies and Brian was able to get a bunch for $10 and we did get a couple gifts for Abby.

Anyhoo, I was able to get some crafting done today. I have been wanting to try and make one of those nugget tins so I sat down and worked on it. You would think these things would be pretty easy but I hit a creative block when I put the stupid thing in front of me. UGH!!!

So this is what I came up with, luckily it's not going any where and Abby will be able to eat the candy tomorrow LOL
Supplies:
Paper (Polar Expressions)
Vintage Christmas stickles
Sentiment (The Greeting Farm)
Snowflake punch
Ribbon (CTMH)


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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to post a quick note to say Happy Thanksgiving to all who stop by today. I hope you all are spending some much needed time with family and friends.

I am staying home with Brian, Abby and my MIL. The meal is almost finished cooking and then I'm hoping to get some crafting done.

So again HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Inky Impressions Design Team Call

The deadline to apply for the Inky design team is this Tuesday. I sure wish I was feeling better so I could put a little more "effort" into this project as I REALLY want to be on this team. From the first time I saw the "girl's", I was in love with them.

So we had to follow this week's challenge which was to create an ornament or something with an ornament on it, so I decided to make this ornament for our tree. On the back there is a spot for a little picture that I will put one of Abby on. I hope you enjoy it!



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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Color Challenge #3

This weeks color challenge over at Any Stamp Will Do was red, blue, green and yellow. Now these really aren't my favorite colors but I think i was able to pull something nice together with them. This was my first time using a magnolia stamp and I must admit.....I'll have to get more :) Enjoy!



Supplies:

  • Magnolia Stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • Flowers (stash)
  • Green dot paper (The Greeting Farm)
  • yellow and red cardstock (stash)
  • Brad (CTMH)
  • Brad Spacer (stash)

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thinking of Fall

This weeks theme challenge over at Any Stamp Will Do was to create any card with a fall theme. I had this digi image I've been dying to use for a while know so I pulled it out and created this little card. It was just something quick I threw together so I can get my post in before I started on my homework (yes, I'm still going to school).




I also have to apologize for the lack of details on my postings. Things are pretty busy for me right now but I promise to start putting them back on next week after school ends.


Any Stamp will do Card sketch challenge


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Cards

Here are couple christmas cards I made for a swap. They're pretty simple but I think they're pretty darn cute :)


Supplies:

Bear and Robin (Gillian Roberts)
Patterned Paper (The Greeting Farm)
Red Cardstock and Inky (CTMH)
Copics
Brads (Doodlebug Designs)
Ribbon is from my stash


Inky Impressions DT call!


OMG!! I am so excited to see that Inky Impressions is having a design team call! I've just recently found their stamps and have fallen head over heals for them. If you don't own any of these stamps you need to go purchase one and see for yourself exactly how cute these things really are. If interested in the DT, go to the Challenge blog and just follow the steps but hurry now it's only open for two weeks!!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Future Stamper :)

Tonight I was creating those little ornaments and Abby had to help out. Only she didn't want to work on what I was, but she wanted to do her own thing. She grabbed my ATG gun and away she went :) Here are some pictures of her "creating"....I think I'm in trouble LOL






















Globe ball ornaments

Need a quick and easy project to do with your little one for the holidays, well this is it!! It literally took me two minutes to put one of these things together and they are really cute in person!






Saturday, November 07, 2009

Inky Dinky Drop Hop

Start hopping now and you can win something in the end!! What are you waiting for? These stamps are awesome!!!

Inky Impressions Rubber Stamps: Inky Dinky Drop Hop#links

Friday, November 06, 2009

Countdown to Christmas tree

Wow it is finally Friday, I never thought this week would end!! Today's post is another design team project for CWC. I'm too tired to write all of the supplies but you can purchase them here.




Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top 10 Signs of a Scrapbook Addict

I saw this somewhere and I thought it was so true and had to share with all of my friends. Enjoy!


1. You're the only one at a social gathering yelling, "Just one more photo, folks; I don't have enough for a two-page spread!

2. A regular sandwich is no longer acceptable--it must be cropped or cut with decorative edges.

3. You try to claim your album purchases as a medical expense because it's such good "therapy".

4. You buy a new pink swimsuit because it matches the pink photo mounting paper.

5. You decide to give your child piano lessons so you'll be able to use the musical instrument stickers that are in the Big Pack.

6. You redecorate your family room to coordinate with your photo album covers.

7. Your three year old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality".

8. Your three-year-old wants to know if her coloring book is "archival quality."

9. Scraps from your corner rounder cuttings can be found in unusual places: school lunch bags, briefcases, the laundry, the dog's water bowl.

10. Of course a scrapbook addict doesn't follow a 12 step program but a 12 x 12 step one.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More blog candy

Once again on a quick trip around some blogs, I came across this blog candy post. Isn't it awesome?!?! Look at those bright, cheery summer colors!





Friday, October 23, 2009

Any Stamp Will Do design team call

Here is my submission for the design team call for Any Stamp Will Do. I'm hoping that I get selected :)


Supplies:
Li'l Miss Poppy (Belles 'n Whistles)
My Minds Eye Dazzling paper pack/die cuts
Memories Rub-on (CTMH
Prima Flowers
Pearls (Kaisercraft)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stampagnza!! It's coming!!

The best sale CTMH has to offer is coming in November!! From November 3rd to the 30th, buy 2 stamp sets you will get to choose on of equal or lesser value for FREE!! Now how can you pass that up?

What a better way to stock up for the holidays and get that special gift for a fellow stamper? Contact me today!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!!

I was checking out blogs tonight and came across this awesome blog candy, I don't know how I missed it! All you need to do to be eligible for the drawing is link to the blog with a picture, post a comment and become a follower. Pretty simple huh??

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