Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I ♥ JBS...

So I was more than THRILLED when I found out we'd be doing a swap with Jenni Bowlin!!!
Head over to May Arts to get the step-by-step.... Don't you think May Arts & JBS are perfect together? *swoon*

Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to know what you think!! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Jenni Bowlin & May Arts!

Does it get any better? I don't think so!!! :) Head over to May Arts blog- there will be fun ideas all week (you might want to check back here tomorrow! *wink*). Make sure you stop by this post & comment!
Rumor has it Jenni Bowlin might have a little fun going on too.... :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PTI November blog hop with wee memories!

This month's hop is all about tags!! I wipped up a couple cuties quickly while waiting for the turkey to cook today....
Here's what I came up with:

I used some glimmermist on the doily, but the stamps are PTI. Ribbon is may arts on the top one & from my stash on the next one.

And since this week's challenge at Wee Memories is to get a little pink in I worked it into one of my tags! :) I love the non-traditional colors on this one!

I'm hoping I'm under the wire for the hop! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving- I know we've been counting our blessings all day!!! :D

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PDCC #56, EBTKS #27

I combined a couple of great challenges this go-round....
Don't you just LOVE this inspiration pic from PDCC?

Thought this sketch was pretty fun too:

And here's what I came up with:

Cardstock is creative memories, ribbon is May Arts, felt is from Joanns. I used spellbinders bird for my diecut, and a sentiment from PTI round & round in versamark (it doesn't show well in the pic though! It says 'with gratitude')

Let me just admit this is NOT how I envisioned it. I'd already cut the slits for the ribbon before I realized they wouldn't work, so had to improvise & cut a few more, which threw all of the spacing off. grr.
On a lighter note- this little guy LOVES the snow!!! It's hilarious! If you throw him a snowball he pounces on it & digs around with his muzzle....

And this little person was not the least bit deterred when I told her we needed to wait a bit to go play in the snow, since it was only 10 degrees! She immediately brought an idea for a craft to work on- and who am I to say no to crafting?! :D
Here she is hard at work:
We just came in from me pulling her around the snow/ice covered neighborhood on her sled. It's amazing I'm still alive- thought I'd give myself a heart attack for sure! But since I clearly burned extra calories today, I'll feel JUST FINE making up for them on Thanksgiving!!!!
Counting my blessings....

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's almost Thanksgiving!!!

And boy do I have a lot to be grateful for...!
I made our cranberry sauce today- isn't this just the prettiest?

it's NOTHING compared to how yummy it is once it looks like this:

do you make your cranberry sauce? it's a fave at our table- made with apple cider/juice & cinnamon...mmmmm.
And how cute is this person? She was so excited that it was snowing she had to get out there before she even got dressed!! (yes, she did get dressed & go out again later....!)

And this was this guys first taste of the stuff... I think he loved it! He loved chasing snowballs & then digging around for them!
Today was also my Dad's birthday!! Happy Birthday, DAD!!!! He's seriously awesome!!!!
So much to be grateful for... hope you're counting your blessings!
Don't forget to check out May Arts sneak peak & comment for a chance to win some ribbon!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

wee memories blog candy....

Yum, right?! :) go here to check it out!!
She's drawing on Nov. 30- so lots of time!!!

Sneak peek!!!

May Arts is giving us a sneak peek at some of the new ribbon coming out- wanna see? Go to the blog- it is so worth the trip!!
And with Thanksgiving coming, the May Arts blog is taking a break, but that doesn't mean there's a break in the fun! You can go let them know what you think of the peek- leave a comment on the blog or facebook for a chance to win THIS!!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wee Memories #31

This week's challenge was to use patterned paper- I DO have a tiny bit of that...! :)
Here's my card:

Card base, stamps & die PTI. Patterned paper is MME. I also outlined the pp & die with MS fire opal glitter glue- it is SO sparkly in person & really picks up the shimmer of the paper (which is embossed with glitter!)

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? Yikes!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

OTWC #33 sponsored by May Arts!

This week's OTWC is sponsored by May Arts!!! Hurry- you have time to play along!!!

I honestly thought that last color was melon pink- but I guess it's peach.... So that explains the Melon cardstock & ink on my card! :)

I cut the scalloped panel with nesties, then used 2 rectangles to cut the green grame. With the bigger than life set coming out I was inspired to bring the original set out.... Also used text in versamark ink on the lower portion of the card base.
And I'm sure you spied that gorgeous May Art satin/grosgrain double band ribbon....
So head over to OTWC & see what everyone's done- and don't forget the weekend giveaway May Arts is having. Only a few more hours to get in on that!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Banner Birthday!

What? No damask? *wink*

I realized I'd never shared this when I made it! PCD Look Up! banner stamps, PTI sentiment, ink & cardstock. Machine stitching....

I am still caught up in the banner craze.... How 'bout you?
Thanks for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Another chance at FREE ribbon!

Head over to May Arts blog and or facebook page for a chance to win this Oh-so-soft collection!!!! There are also all kinds of great posts on the blog after the Glue Arts swap!
I've been getting ready for a little presentation on Paul Cezanne for Hadley's class (how cool is that?!) & editing pics- so sorry no craftiness- AGAIN!!!
Need to get at the holiday cards- hopefully tomorrow!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Links & inspiration....

Remember that great site with the monthly giveaways I told you about? Here's December's:

I HAD to tell you about it since it has so many yummy treats- including a spool of May Arts ribbon!! Head here to check it out. (and couldn't this be a great inspiration photo?)
And while I'm linking you up- don't forget about the May Arts & Glue Arts swap- still time to be a winner there too! (but hurry!)
Maybe I'll be back with something crafty later.... :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

May Arts & Glue Arts!

Head over to the May Arts blog for the details on this great swap- don't forget to leave a comment- a chance at free ribbon & adhesive is always a good thing! :)
Rumor has it that Glue Arts might have some goodies up for grab too!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Moxie Damask Card Set

I know. You're not surprised!! :)
I needed to make something for my sweet neighbor who has let me borrow her sewing machine for a month! (she's a quilter, so it's her old backup- one of 5, I think!) She recently got her real estate license, so thought a bunch of thank you cards might come in handy! :)

All PTI goodies....

And I boxed them up with envelopes!
Added some pretty May Arts ribbon!

So head over to Moxie Fab- the diggin' on damask challenge goes through tonight!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Another market bag....

I was trying to find something that I hadn't shared with you (that doesn't have damask- HA!) & found this! This was a market bag I made for the May Arts booth at the International Quilt festival. It was last weekend & a little birdie told me they will be sharing pics of it on the May Arts blog soon! :D

I know Michelle loves the color! LOL!

Aren't those ribbons just yummy? That's the ivory satin pleats, with the ivory velvet ric rac sewn over the middle. Yep, I said velvet ric rac. It's A-MAZ-ING.
I used the satin/grosgrain double band for the straps. It's so pretty!!!

Hope you had a great weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by! :D

Saturday, November 6, 2010

here's what I did yesterday...

I wanted proof (for myself) of how productive I was yesterday! This is a friend's daughter-isn't she adorable?
So no craftiness- but I was busy!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Want to win some ribbon?

Then you will want to head over to May Arts facebook page! While there post a comment saying which is your favorite ribbon from their Christmas ribbon for a chance at 2 spools from the Christmas category! EASY PEASY!
Might I suggest this:
YUMMO! Good luck!
(And don't forget about the current challenge- PLAID! Put your thinking cap on & get your ribbon request in!)

"How-To" Tutu!

*giggle* Say that 3 times fast!

There's a tutorial on the peacock tutu over at May Arts- go check it out!! :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It's a color challenge this go round at EBTKS!

And here's my take:
I used the cute little airplane & banner from PTI, on PTI white cardstock. PTI smokey shadow & aqua mist ink. PCD key to my heart for the little argyle along the bottom. May Arts has this awesome velvet corduroy- don't you love it? I attached it with Glue Arts ribbon adhesive- you've got to try that stuff!

And while I've got you- May Arts started a new challenge- show us your PLAID! Head over to the blog to check out the details! (they GIVE you the ribbon to play along with their challenges!!!!)
Head over to EBTKS to see what everyone has done with these colors!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think!! :D