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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Make it Monday!

Ooooh, it's almost here...2013 will, hopefully, be a wonderful year full of creativity, health and happiness (not necessarily in that order, lol!)!  I looooove the promise of a new year!  So, for this week's challenge at Make it Monday, I have chosen to use Baby New Year from our sponsor this week, Digi My World!

I love this store so much!  If you need a darling image that is super fun to color, please check out her amazing selection of digi images! 

Here is my creation:

My POTW is just a masterpiece...colored beautifully, designed magnificently, put together to perfection, be sure to check out and leave some love for My Eclectic Spirit:

Isn't it amazing????  Beautiful...absolutely beautiful!

Thank you so much for popping by!  May you be blessed this New Year!  And don't forget to link up with us at Make it Monday...always an open paper challenge!

Rene ;D


Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!

Whew!  Anyone else exhausted from Christmas?!?  I'm ready to turn my attention to the New Year...there's something so hopeful and exciting about a new year arriving!  Promises to yourself and others that you fully intend on keeping...for a few weeks anyway!  Lol!!!! 

So it's fitting that our challenge this week at Tilda's Town is...Happy New Year!!!!

Here is my creation...a calendar for my dear friend Linda! 

Lol, I went a little picture happy! 

I used the Swirl DooHickey and Happy Edwin

Now head on over to see the gorgeous creations of:

Jay Jay

Thank you so much for popping by!  Don't forget to link up your amazing New Year's creation at Tilda's Town Challenge! 

Lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia: anything goes
Magnolia Down Under: anything goes
7 Kids: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Make it Monday!

I'm so excited for this week's challenge!!!!  Why?  Because we have our "old" friend Meljen's back as our sponsor!  I love these adorable images!  And right now, you can get 25% off ALL Christmas Colored Digis!  That makes getting those last minute Christmas cards out super easy!  And every single Friday there are new images, can you believe it????  Just awesome! 

Don't forget, Make it Monday is always an open paper challenge!  And I know how much we all love paper!!!!  (But we're not addicted...oh no...we can quit any time...yup!)

Here is my creation, using Caroling Snowmen:

They're so cute!

Now, onto my Pick of the Week!  Honestly, I consider myself a fairly decent "colorer" of images.  But every once in awhile, I am just blown away by someone's talent.  (Usually these ladies are on the Make it Crafty DT...led by Zoe, how could they NOT be amazing???)  And this week I was literally left speechless by this amazing creation from Kit and Clowder:

Isn't she colored perfectly???  I mean, the shadow on her leg, the horse...I could stare at it all day!!!

Don't forget, we're an open challenge so if you use paper this week on a project, be sure to link up with us at Make it Monday!!!! 
Thanks for popping by!  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Happy New Year!!!!


Cupcake Time!

It's time for another challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!    As always, our challenges are good enough to eat!  This one is also full of Christmas Cheer!!!!

And our sponsor this week is the fabulous, incredible, amazing, awesome Paper Shelter!!!!  Digital Stamps, Papers, Printables, Accessories and MORE!  I love this shop! 

Not only do they have awesome products, they have awesome challenges too!  Be sure to check out their challenge blog too! 
Here is my creation using Candy Ski:

For the "snow" I used white liquid pearls...smeared them everywhere!  (Literally, you should see my desk, it's terrible!  Lol!)
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you feel inspired enough to join us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!!!!!
Bearly Mine: anything goes!

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Yesterday the most horrific act occurred against small, defenseless children and those who dedicated their lives to educating and protecting them.  As the mother of a first grader and kindergartner, it took everything I had not to run to the school yesterday and grab my children, just so I could hold them and tell them how much I loved them.  To know that there are parents who can no longer do this...well, it's just too much to bear. 

If you have children who are asking questions, I have linked to a great site to help.  Here is another one too. 

My thoughts and prayers are with all but especially with the parents of those 20 babies. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Freezing Season!

Well, it should be freezing, right?  I mean, it's DECEMBER!  Instead it's about 50...but I'm not complaining!!!  Although if there's no snow for Christmas, I know one little girl who is going to be very upset! 

So, pretend it's cold (or maybe it is where you are!) and join us at Tilda's Town for our new challenge: Freezing Season!

Here is my creation, using Snowy Hug and Lovely Fence (currently out of stock, I'm sure it'll be back in soon!)...

Now, hold on to your socks or you may lose them as you check out the gorgeous creations of:

Jay Jay

Thank you so much for popping by!  Don't forget to enter our challenge this week at Tilda's Town!  We love seeing all your beautiful creations!  And check out Tilda's Town for all your Magnolia wants!

Stamp and Create: Sparkly Christmas or winter (Tilda's jacket has Copic Spica and the snow is sparkly!)
Simon Says Stamp: favorite (Snowy Hugs is one of my FAVORITE images!)
7 Kids: Holiday Inspired
Midweek Magnolias: snowmen
SSP: Christmas
Lovely Haenglar Sweet Magnolia: Christmas


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Make it Monday!

What an exciting was my husband's birthday, I took the girls to see  'The Nutcracker' and we saw some snow!!!  Not here, of course, but in Iowa there was a nice little dusting.  I'd forgotten how pretty is it!!! 

But now I'm home and trying to catch up on 20 things at once, lol! 

Things tend to get a little crazy this time of year but hopefully you will find time to create something with paper...and if you do, then you should link it up at Make it Monday!  It's always an open challenge, so long as you use paper!!!! 

This week you can win a fabulous prize from one of my favorite sponsors, Bugaboo!!!

Here is my creation, using the great background Tree Bench:

And my POTW is from Lucy

Isn't she fantastic?  Love it!

Thank you so much for popping by and don't forget to link up with us at Make it Monday this week!!!!

Totally Gorjuss: snow!
Simply Magnolia: tis the season!
Simon Says Stamp: snowflakes

Cupcake Time!!!!

I'm running a bit behind on this post as I took the girls to see 'The Nutcracker' this weekend in good ol' Iowa!  It was lovely! 

But now I'm back and super excited to tell you all about our new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!!!!!
We also have some fabulous new plans floating around as we build up to our 200th challenge!
Our challenge this week is the wonderful DRS Designs!

They have an amazing selection of images as well as fantastic sentiments!  You should definitely check them out!!!

And this week our inspirational photo is amazing!

We haven't received any snowfall here yet this year but it snowed a little while we were in Iowa.  I had forgotten how pretty it is!
Here is my creation:

I love this cute little image!!!  And green and gold is fast becoming one of my favorite Christmas color combos!

Thanks for popping by!  I hope you feel inspired to join us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Rene ;D

All Sorts: white, gold plus one (green!)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Make it Monday!

I am so excited for this week's Make it Monday post!!!!!  But first, don't forget this is an OPEN paper challenge!  Do you plan on using paper for a project this week???  Then link it up at Make it Monday for a chance at our fabulous prize...from our amazing sponsor Cupcake Cards and Crafts!

In addition, we have  a special sponsor!  Visions of Sugarplums...Lori Hairston and Lisa Minchler (funniest woman alive...don't try to drink coffee while reading her posts...just trust me on this one) are co-hosting a blog hop together!
* Lori is gifting a $20 Visa Card to a winner at MIM who comments on her VOSP links and mentions that they came over from MIM. 
Winner will be announced on regular post day at MIM.

There will be many other opportunities for prizes, but in order to win the gift offered by Lori at MIM, participants MUST comment on her links and mention MIM, but they are also free to play along with all the other links as well.

Ok, back to the post (lol!).  While commenting last week, I ran across this Christmas Mini Envelope Book Tutorial from Sarah's Little Snippets.   It was AMAZING!  I was going to create a calendar for Grandma B (shhh, don't tell anyone!  Lol!) but when I saw this, I changed my mind!  So here is my creation:

 This is the front...

 Open it and each page is a month with a birthday calendar and adorable picture inside!

 This is the side and back...
And of course we took December because we're just so fabulous!  ;D
And this fabulous book was created with envelopes!!!!  Seriously, check out Sarah's tutorial!  It's amazing!  I have to make one for my mom now!  So much FUN!
Now for my POTW, an utterly stunning creation...simple yet fantatsic...from Angela at Just Monkeying Around...
 I just love it!!!!!
So, get paper happy and come join us at Make it Monday this week!  And happy DECEMBER!!!!

Cupcake Time!

Happy DECEMBER!!!!!!  I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!!!  Lots of wonderful things coming up...including this week's challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!

This week our sponsor is incredible: The Twinery!  I am going to have SO much fun playing with all this amazing twine!  Love it! 

Here is our inspirational photo (and here is the link to the original site):

Here is my's part of a photo book I made for Grandma B (shhh, don't tell!  Lol!):

The twine just perfectly holds the birthday calendar in place!  She can easily slide it out to add names!

If you get a chance, come link up with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!  And Happy December!!!!

Thanks for popping by!
Rene :D