Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Night Night & Christmas Eve Night...

This little baby has the right idea...

feety pajamas, snuggly bear and a cuddly blanket...

Pretty soon I'll be ready to go "night night"

just like this digi that debuted last week...

This week at Paper Pretties

our challenge for you is to create a "CAS"

(Clean and Simple) card.

Be sure to link back your new creation to

for a chance to win!

Good Luck!!!

I sought out a sketch for motivation and found this one from

Priscilla Styles --Midnight Madness Sketch #81

(there are 2 sketches to choose from, the other one is more simple-hint hint)

I struggled with the super minimum embellishing for the "CAS" theme!

I needed to fru-fru it a weebit!

Here is how I combined the sketch and my digi...

The 5 arched dots in the sketch could not have been more perfectly placed!

The sketch implies flowers, or at least their petals,

peeking out from behind 2 corners of the image,

I wanted to focus on the baby boy and his blanket-

so I opted for strips of coordinating fabric...

Sweet Dreams!
Night Night Baby digi by ARTish

While most are dreaming on December 24th...
Santa and a certain RED Nose Reindeer will be wide awake...
Dashing Through The Sky by ARTish

This week at The Pixie Cottage

you are given a choice for our challenge...
you can use the theme, "Let It SNOW!"
And/Or use our sketch...

Be sure to link back your NEW creation to
for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

Good Luck!!!

Here is my take on our sketch...

They are dashing into these challenges:
Scrappy Frogs Christmas Cards

Cards For Men Christmas Cards

A Lot A Rubber Stamps Christmas

One Stitch At A Time Season or Event

Woopsi Daisy Holiday

Merry indeed!!


Just please don't...

'til we get back, safe and sound, from our Thanksgiving Travels!

Wedding bells on Saturday!!!

Bless you and your family,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Birthday (to moi)...

AWWWWW.... Thank you Miss Heather
and fellow Paper Pretties' Girls!!!
What a special Surprise to come home from the Thanksgiving banquet at church to an email wishing me Happy Birthday and alerting everyone to a Birthday Blog Hop!
To join in the fun...
Paper Pretties Birthday Blog Hop
And for All your Birthday card creating needs...below are 2 new ARTish images:
(I was just about to complete this post- when the doorbell interrupted me-
-it was a box from the Edible Bouquet shoppe in Tulsa...
Wow Husband Dear knew just what I needed! Merci!!! (Love YOU!)
(He's been in Denver for the last two weeks)
Doesn't the pineapple blossom look YUMMY!!!?
The poor delivery man just experienced the whoas of bringing good tidings in Oklahoma...
it's WINDY here!!!!!
He lost my Balloon en route to the door!

What a perfect segue to my Whatchamacallit pup bringing...

Birthday Balloons For You digi by ARTish

hold on tight!

Desmond Donkey digi by ARTish

looks like he survived another birthday!!
I hope you enjoy the new images!

Thank you for all of the sweet Birthday wishes!!!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Can you believe it...

There are only 10 days left until Mommy and Mr.Bill get married!!

Excitement is in the air, the to-do list is dwindling!

I typed my Mom that once she saw today's
Pixie Cottage project she could check another thing of her list

(remember the "I DO to-do list" journal I made her?)

Well, now it has a companion...

My creation was inspired by the wonderful sketch

As always there is an option to use the sketch AND/OR

the theme of the week which is: RIBBON & BOWS

Link back your NEW creations to:

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #45

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

Good Luck and Happy Creating!


NOTHING like a Blank Canvas ...

So, Mommy~ check get guest book off the list!

The "optometrist" moment...

"Which is better


or B?"

For this ARTIshtically creative guest book
I used one of my 3 Wedding Stamps...

No doubt there will be LOTS of Dancing!

They are waltzing into these challenges:

Stamp With Fun SQUARE
Paper Playtime P.S. “I LOVE YOU”
Our Daily Bread Designs Anything but a card

Here are a few NEW stamps you might find useful...

2 highly functional scenery stamps...

Sweet Shoppe by ARTish


The Stockings Were Hung by ARTish

And my absolute favorite reindeer with his BIG
(begging to be Shiny) probably RED, NOSE...RUDOLPH
Dashing Through the Sky by ARTish


Can't wait to see what you can make with those!

Have a wonderfully creative week!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"PINK or BLUE??? "

OR is "1 or 2" a better question!?
That was my experience!
We had the nursery completely finished for 1 baby...
and then we discovered "the stowaway"!
With 1 we were going to be "surprised"-(HA-they surprised us!)
After 2 weeks of 'not knowing' we decided toooooo much yellow and green would not be a good thing! Funny, how out of the 3 combinations the girl/girl really never occurred to us; although we had 2 girl names. And so it was Sienna and Sierra; PURPLE & Pink. (to this day Sierra remains THE Pink child!
Round two; "pink or blue" didn't hold a candle to "1 or 2"...the answer was 1 and blue (well his eyes are blue- but he fancies YELLOW!
Family complete!

However, yours might not be, with babies being born daily...
allow me to introduce today's highly functional
PAPER PRETTIES Monday Whatnots...
(What's not to LOVE!?)

Night Night Baby digi by ARTish


Happy Baby digi by ARTish
Super adorable for Baby showers, Birthday cards,
New mom encouragement cards, and embellishments for your scrapbook layouts!

I created a card inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Sketch 93...

ta da...

Mr. Stork will be flying them into these challenges also:
Anyone for AnyaVintage White
Paper Sundaestopping bar: PUNCHES & RIBBON
Digis With AttitudeRecipe #6 Sparkle, Ribbon, 2 p.p.
*my choice of p.p. is minimal, yet there! using a standard hole punch I punched out circles from Basic Grey Periphery: champagne, and blanco and placed them under the pearls on the fabric pouch...

Using the double punch method, I made a plethora of heart outlines...

To most it may just look like a mat, to me it is a reminder of how delicate a heart can be, mine that was in "perfect cardio" health failed after the girlies were born; due to the pregnancy: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. I almost took flight as an angel leaving Sean alone with our two beautiful girls. So many prayers were answered. It was a slow process but my heart went from an ejection/fraction of 22 (not really pumping) to good as new in a few years...because I had THE best medicine...the love of a child twice over!

assembled them together in an overlapping formation to create a most lovely mat...(pictured right-side down; very sparkly on top)

'vintage' pearl buttons...

The remainder of the punchfest was a pile of hearts turned cushy cloud...

Chances are if a stork lands he might leave a feather...
ribbon flower...

Fly on over to PAPER PRETTIES to get your ARTish digis!

And be sure you stop and tell your babies; pink, blue, 1 or 2...just how much you LOVE them.

So blessed ,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Paper Pretties November Release Blog Hop...

We are like kangaroos over at Paper Pretties...
our second HOP in 3 days; if only it burned calories! ;)
(If you're in the correct order you just left Wendy)
I hope you have enjoyed seeing cards made
with the 7 sets being released today...
Thanks Snow Much Sophia
Sledding Cooper
Surprise Sophia
Get Well Fairy Violet
Best Friends
Skater Zac
Everyday Sentiments
I had the opportunity to create with "Get Well Fairy Violet"

Here she is in the complete set...

I followed sketch #75 from The Treehouse...

In addition to the sketch

my inspiration came from the following challenges...

Colour Create challenge-57-black-mint-green-gold-cream
Cute Card ThursdayAnything goes
Delightful Challenges Glitter it Up
Freshly Brewed Challenges 2+ pattern papers
Flutter by Wednesdays Window card +fairy

to create this "Hope You Feel Better Soon"card...

So glittery...

The interior...
and the layers...
Thank you for hopping along with us; you are almost at the finish line...

time to visit Heather

Thank you very much...