Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas is Over.....

As always....This time of year is always very busy.  But for one person much more so......

Santa has done his rounds and now it is time for him to take a well needed rest and than start getting ready for next year.

You too can start getting ready for next year with Lacy Sunshines Overstuffed Santa.  He is a cute Jolly Old Elf that can adorn any of your Christmas card makes for next year.    I decided to color him after Christmas so you can see that Santa had a very busy holiday and ate just one too many cookies on his rounds this year.





Santa was colored with Copics.

Hair and white ares-C4,3,2
Suit-R22,27,89
Boots-W9,7,5,4
Background-G82


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Sweet Sprinkled Christmas!


Merry Christmas!

Here is my last card as GDT for Imagine That Digistamp.  It was a great few months and I loved working with the images.  For my creation I decided to use Lorie's Peppermint Mocha.  This image comes with awesome matching papers.












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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Digi Choosday Anything Goes!

Boy oh boy.....where do the days go?  I know for me, this past month has been an emotional roller coaster.  I have so many things on the fire and nothing in getting finished because I am either waiting on someone else or I am trying to get my heart and my head in sink.....
With that said "Welcome to Digi Choosday"

 Head on over to the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday blog and grab your code for another week of amazing discounts.
While you are there make sure you check out my teamies beautiful makes this week.....they just keep getting better and better.
Also don't forget to enter our challenge this week.  As always the challenge is Anything Goes so there is no reason not to join!
The challenge for the team this week is Anything Goes.  What makes this challenge even better is that Polkadoodles now has there own dies in the store.  Pardon the pun...but they are to die for!!!!! I received my order in the mail and just take a look at how wonderful they are.



With that said....this week I decided to use the Flowers 2 Die along with a design sheet and digi from the Winnie in Winterland collection.





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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Welcome Santa!


Merry Christmas my crafty friends!  Boy it has been a hard month or so but I think I am getting myself together.  If I could just get my craft room together everything would be great!  Right now I am working off the table in the den.


With that said....
Scrapper's Delights  is being showcased on the Kit and Clowder
FB page.  At this time of the year Alyce Keegan does the Advent calendar and today is our turn.

Follow the link and it will take you to all the details for a free image!  I know everyone loves gifts!  
So go and grab yours today!



Here is my DT make with the same image.





Image was colored with Copics.  Pattererned background paper is from the Scrapper's Delights Heavens Song digital kit and the solid background is SU.  Silver ribbon is Tim Holtlz idea-ology.  Embellishment enamel dots are from Recollections.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lot's of Tags will be used this Month!

Welcome to Mistyblue's Creations!  Another week has passed us by over here at the doodle camp and that only means one thing.....IT IS

So make sure you head over to Digi Choosday challenge blog and take advantage of the incredible discount today!
Don't forget to grab your craft supplies and start your make to enter into our challenge....as you know by now if you have been here before is that it is always Anything Goes.  So there is no reason not to join in!!!
My teamies and I were challenged with adding a tag this week at PD and I used the fabulous Winnie in Winterland....I know, what a surprise.  I am so in love with this collection.





This card was made from the papers and embellies from this wonderful collection.  It was a breeze to print out, cut and layer onto SU cardstock.
I am starting to get excited about the move that will be happening completely on Dec. 3rd.  I have been bringing loads of things over in the car and unpacking what I can.  So far the kitchen is completed.....my craft things are going to be the last thing I bring....don't want the move to interfere!

See you next week!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

GD Imagine That Digistamp


Happy Thursday!  

Today I am sharing another one of Imagine That Digistamps wonderful images and Digi papers.  I have truly enjoyed creating for them this last part of the year.  My time as guest designer is coming to an end....I have one more creation to post until I say my good byes.  I have thoroughly enjoyed coloring, creating and working with Lisa and Kristy these last few months.  Thank you so much foraging me. ❤️ 

This weeks creation was made using the Lil Drummer Boy and the beautiful Deck the Halls Digi papers.












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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Julia Spiri December Challenge!


Julia Spiri December Challenge

Was even a challenge for me again this month.

This months challenge at Julia  Spiri is as always Anything Goes/with a twist.  That twist is No square cards.  Oh baby...it was a challenge for me. Not because I couldn't come up with a design but because in November I was packing for a move, my husband was ill and we lost our Doberman Reba.  I am so embarrassed to say that I never knew how much I loved her till she was gone.  It has been almost a month and I am still struggling.  But the move is done, now I am unpacking. ❤️    

So for my challenge this month I colored an image from the Steampunk collection and used some of the cog elements to decorate. 


Hope on over to the Challenge blog and check out the creations from my teamies and grab your craft supplies and come and join the fun.

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It is a Happy Birthday Christmas!

Welcome to Digi Choosday!

Make sure you head over to the Digi Choosday Challenge blog and grab your discount code for today.....it is a great time of year to be saving money, especially on those things that you know you need! 

Over here at the Polkadoodles hang out, it beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  It is funny, I am making lots of Christmas cards for my DT requirements but haven't thought about making them for sending out.  lol.....I hate parting with them!

For this weeks challenge, the DC teamie gang and I was challenged to make a creation for a Christmas Birthday.  I wanted to add Santa filling Christmas stockings.  All images and papers are from the Festive Christmas collection .



I just love all the collections from PD.  Being short of time lately....these sets allow me in making a wonderful creation without much fuss or muss.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Am I Seeing Spots? Week 48

Welcome back to Tuesdays



Don't forget to head over to the Digi Choosday Challenge blog and grab that discount code and go shopping.  There are many collections to grab so you can make your Christmas cards.
While you are grabbing your code, make sure you check out my teamies fabulous makes this week.  I know I always look forward in seeing what all of them have made.






As the tile asked about seeing spots....no spots here this week, I used stripes.  DC teamies had the challenge of using spots or stripes.  Here is another design sheet of embellishments and papers from the amazing Octavia Frosted Winter.
 


These kits that are available in the Polkadoodles store are so versatile and easy to use.  If you haven't done so already you may just have to get yourself one of the kits!

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Until next week my friends.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Victorian Winter Emily


This weeks blog for my individual coloring is going to be brief.  We are in the process of setting up our new home and I have been packing away so that on the 3rd of Dec.  everything in the house will be ready for the furniture.

I colored Victorian Winter Emily to welcome in the holiday season.  She was so much fun.  Colored with Copics.


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                                                           Skin-E50,51,04,11,21,R20
Bows and umbrella-G99,94,82,21
Dress and Hat-V99,95,93,91

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Giving Thanks....


With so much going on in the world this holiday season, I wanted to make a card in giving thanks for everything that I have. 
It has been a very tough year......lost our job and home.......moved into a house owned by my brother in law, which was temporary and found out last month that we had to move again. UGH!!! We have moved 6 times since 2009 and I am so tired of packing and unpacking. 
My husband has CHF and it is progressing faster than we thought it would so who knows what the future holds for us in that situation.  To top it off, we had to say good bye to Reba our Doberman on Veterans Day.  I never realized I would hurt so much in not having her around any more.
So with all this, and many other things happening in my life....what in the world do I have to be thankful for?  My life......being on a few design teams.....wonderful friends....and we bought a house!
For my make this week for Imagine That Digistamps I used one of the images from the Pilgrim image set.












I colored this little cutie with Copic markers and used two different designer papers,  the Fall Fun Designer Digital Paper










Adding my own SU cardstock for the layers.

Thank you for visiting me today.  Very Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends and a belated to all those who already celebrated.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Who is that Peeking in my Window?

My the days seem to be passing by at record speed lately.  The holidays are rapidly approaching and we are getting ready to move yet again.  Thankfully for the last time.  Instead of going somewhere temporary, we decided to purchase something that I will be able to take care of by myself if anything ever happens to my husband.  It is bittersweet.  We are going to have to get rid of our goats that we have had since 2009.
Enough about me and my and mine.
Welcome to Digi Choosday!

Make sure you head over to the Digi Choosday Challenge blog and grab your discount code for today.....it is a great time of year to be saving money, especially on those things that you know you need! 

Over here at the Polkadoodles hang out, it beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  It is funny, I am making lots of Christmas cards for my DT requirements but haven't thought about making them for sending out.  lol.....I hate parting with them!

For this weeks challenge, the DC teamie gang and I was challenged to make a creation using the new and fabulous window/door die that is now available here.  Unfortunately for me tho....when I placed my order for the new dies, I mistakenly ordered 2 of one die, never checked and didn't get the window die.  Luckily for me tho there is a fabulous window image in the Festive Christmas collection that I was able to utilize.


I colored up the window frame with my copics, added some WOW glitter to the areas where there is suppose to be snow and made it into a shaker card by cutting out all the window panes and adding acetate.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Scrapper's Delights Mid Month Inspiration


It's the mid month inspiration at Scrapper's Delights.

For this months card I actually colored the wrong image.  It has been one of those months all around.  I have been packing to move.  Had a closing for our new home which is an hour away...I have had the flu and I lost my fur baby girl...Reba.  Horrible month.


I ended up coloring Christmas Clara.

Skin-E50,51,04,21,11
Dress-G99,94,82,21
Hair-E31,33,35,57,79
Toy-gel pens

Papers and embellishments are SEI.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Week 46~Layer Upon Layer

Welcome to Mistyblue's Creations!  Another week has passed us by over here at the doodle camp and that only means one thing.....IT IS

So make sure you head over to Digi Choosday challenge blog and take advantage of the incredible discount today!
Don't forget to grab your craft supplies and start your make to enter into our challenge....as you know by now if you have been here before is that it is always Anything Goes.  So there is no reason not to join in!!!
I changed things up a bit this week since the DC teamies had to use more than one layer this week. NO....I didn't use Winnie in Winterland....I know, what a surprise.  I am so in love with that collection.
No I used the Octavia Frosted Winter.  Another lovely collection. 







This is one of the designer sheets.  It was a breeze to print out several copies and layered them one on top of the other to add my layers.




I also used the corner dies from the Ribbon/gift frame die set.






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Friday, November 11, 2016

In Mourning


First off I would like to say thank you to every veteran and all those who have sacrificed your life for me today....I am forever grateful.

My tears today and mourning is for a completely different reason. ❤️ 




Not enough years ago, Bill and I decided to become mommy and daddy to a Doberman named Reba, thanks to my sister.  I have to say, we were a bit apprehensive because we didn't really know her and her life with my sisters ex husband was not wonderful.  Reason for us taking her, my sister didn't want him to get her thru the divorce.

We had planned on having her ride in the back of my pick up truck.  (The truck did have a cap).  We even went so far to purchase a dog run for her....we had 4 other dogs and didn't know what effect Reba would have as the new dog in town.

Much to our surprise, Reba got right into the truck and sat between us the whole time from Long Island to the SE corner of Pennsylvania.  What a joy she was.  Even when we brought her into the house, all of our dogs accepted her.  There was a bit of a scuffle with our cocker spaniel Sandy......but nothing to write home about.  Life went on which brings me to today....this moment.

Reba has been dealing with with DM (degenerative myolpathy) or wobblers.  She has been slowly losing the use of her legs, bladder and bowels.  We bought her a help me up harness that helped wonderfully and eventually bought a wheelchair for her.  She used the chair a few times but was unable to hold her weight plus pull the wheelchair.


I did have such high hopes...it was just not meant to be.  Today I sit here by her unable to catch my breath or stop the tears.  She has had enough.  Unable to get up, and not able to walk.  We have loved....and I mean Loved ever single minute of her life.  I have never had to make a decision like this ever before in my life and it is killing me, but I know I am doing her a disservice......she deserves better and I am going to give that to her.

An Angel 😇 will get her wings today.......and I am praying that my mom will be there to meet her.

God how I love her...and will miss her more than you will ever know.  Love you Reba....run free sweet girl and catch a squirrel for me. ❤️