Friday, September 30, 2011

National Card Making Day Blog Hop!

I am so excited! Today at Scrapbook Star, we are celebrating our first annual Blog Hop to celebrate National Card making day!  Hop along with us for some awesome inspiration, new techniques, prizes and most of all fun! Along the way the participants will be giving you a word – when you get to the last stop at the Scrapbook Star message board and have figured out the sentence send an email to and you will be entered in a draw for a prize.

Today I have a few things for you. First is a card that I have been wanting to make for a long time. Thanks to this hop, I got it done! Yeah Me!!! It is called a Criss Cross Card! You can guess why by the design on the front! LOL!
Do you see the Criss Cross on the front? I know a little hard to see with the belly band on it sorry! Basically this is an envelope with an insert in it. I love how it turned out!

Here is the insert. I coloured this little elephant while at a Copics course. I wish I own it! Don't you think he is just the cutest little thing! I used some Kaiser papers for this one, some mists and of course Copics. Along with some Prima flowers!

Here is the second card I made for you. This is another one that I have been meaning to try to make as well for some time. Finally got it done! Here is secret pop-up card.

Here it is as you would see it just out of the envelope. Kinda boring I think!

But once you pull the tag, this is what you get! A pop-up image and a secret message. Isn't she cute?

Here is a side view!

I have been playing around with my stamps lately, trying to create a 3-D image. Here is a close up of sweet Tilda, showing you the 3-d"ish" image. I still need to practice some more, but I think I am getting there!

And lastly I just wanted to share a little box that I altered to put all my cards into as a gift. It was made out of an old Purex box!

This is the before!

And here is the after!

I am so happy that you decided to join me! I guess you are looking for your secret word now! Well it is............CARD!

I also have a little something for one lucky blog hop participant. If you leave me comment, your name will be entered into a draw for a mini K&Co album with some embellies and papers to match!

Thanks for stopping by and playing along.

Don't forget to write down your secret word and hop on over to all the blogs, and get the rest of the words, to able to win a prize at Scrapbook Star!!!!

Here’s all the links to the blogs in case you get lost along the way.

Fleur -

Shirley -  (You are here)

Janet - 

Karen -

Jemma -

Tina -

Melissa  -

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Another birthday party!

Yesterday was Anize's Birthday Party. We had 4 girls running around the house squealing and giggling all night long! LOL! What was I thinking!!!!

She loved her cake though! She had asked for a fairy themed cake. So this is what I made for her!
We looked high and low for a fairy to put with her cake. We finally found this one sleeping on magic crystal. I think it finished off the cake perfectly!

Here is a close up of the house!

Now onto some creative stuff! Here is a LO I created last week, based off of a sketch over at Let's Scrap. I love their sketches!! They always make double page LO's and use multiple photos! Perfect for me!
A few years ago, we decide to do a spa day for Anize and some of her friends. So she invited some girlfriends over and we did their nails, gave them some pink and purple streaks in their hair, and then they got all dressed up and had fashion show! It was such a fun day! I think maybe will do it again this year!

One last note for today. I would like to take just a little moment to remember all those innocent lives that were taken 10 years ago today! Please take a moment to remember 9/11/01

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Another year older!

Yes it's true my baby girl turned another year older! She now 8 years old! It's amazing how fast time goes by when it comes to your kids getting older, yet the summer months seem to drag on indefinitely...leaving you praying for the fall when the screaming kids can return to school! LOL!

Well this year the thing she wanted more than anything was to have a Guinea pig. But with the no more animals in the house policy, that obviously did not happen. So her second choice of birthday gifts were as follows, breakfast out, time with Grandma and Nana, and friend sleep over, plus the gifts!!!

So she spent the weekend before her birthday over at Grandma and Nana's where she was spoiled rotten, and the slept over at friend house the day before her birthday. We then went out to her restaurant of choice "The golden Griddle" for breakfast!

Here she is enjoying her pancakes and waffles. The restaurant had a buffet style breakfast and she took full advantage of it! She actually had a bit of a belly ache when we left from all the goodies she ate! LOL!

Then it was home for gifts.

And some cake. We just made a simple cake for you birthday, seeing that she will be having her birthday party later (in a week) and wants her fancy cake for the party. She chose to have a chocolate cake with Nutella filling and Peanut Butter icing! And man was it good!