So now that Thanksgiving is pretty much over, what do you miss about your Thanksgivings while growing up? When I was little we used to go to the huge family get together that my mom's side has on that Saturday. She's the 10th out of 11 kids, but two of the brothers are still in the Philippines. Anyway, most of my aunts and uncles have big families and everyone always brought tons of food. There was always so much Filipino food (I miss it and I am not good at cooking it, lol) so I definitely miss having that. I also miss being a part of such a huge gathering. I can't stand crowds and don't care for big parties, but when I think back to when I was ages 7-11, I really loved having so many cousins to hang out with in a overly stuffed house, lol! Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and fun Black Friday! Have a fun lazy Saturday (or maybe a busy one wrapping up all those gifts ^_~)!!
Last but not least I'm thankful for not having to cook the turkey, lol!! I know that's eleven but once you get going it's hard to stop at 10!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your turkey or ham or whatever you are having tonight tastes great and the company is wonderful as well!
You can tell how interested she is in drawing a name, lol. Charlie and Lola are WAY more captivating ^_~.
Congratulations Emilee!!!! E-mail me your snail addy so I can get this in the mail for you :D
And here is the updated blog candy pack! How neat is that, to see how it grew from each card! Here's what got added - Christmas colored safety pins, spirals, nail heads, and conchos, little pastel primas, big summer primas, flower sparkles, acrylic flowers and flower chipboard, and some pretty green satin ribbon! Thanks everyone for playing! The girls and I had so much fun viewing your cards (Caitie LOVED all the snowmen ^_~) and it was a blast finding fun little bits to add to the blog candy!
Supplies: Paper by My Minds Eye; CS, Brads, Markers, ink, and Say it in Style Stamp set by CTMH; Chefabella stamp by Stampingbella
Just a quickie card using some scraps I had. I recently reorganized all my paper which wasn't too difficult a task since I try to keep my stash pretty reasonable. Right now all my paper and cardstock only fill my XXL Crop 'n Style 2/3 of the way so it really wasn't too big of a task. I used to have all my scraps in with my whole papers that matched it but found that that method just wasn't working out very well for me so I separated all my pattern scraps into one baggie so I can see them all. This also helps me use up scraps first when it comes to making cards ^_~ I used to do the same thing with my cardstock too but have separated them as well and boy is my paper ever so much easier to go through now! I just reach for the scrap baggies first and only if I don't have it there do I reach for a whole sheet to cut up. Anyway, that was my own little happy moment there, lol. I love getting stuff organized and am constantly reorganizing. I get just as much satisfaction from that as I do creating stuff, lol!
And just a fun pic of the girls being silly :D They said the cards were saying cheese when I was taking my pics of them and that they wanted to say cheese as well, lol. I know I'm biased, but I think they are way cuter than my cards!! Anyway, for an update real quick on the blog candy entries here are the links to the cards by player :
Be sure to check out their wonderful winter cards! Sparkle also created a darling card using this sketch but with a summer/fall theme which didn't count for the blog candy challenge but is darling none the less! Oh and Emilee, your post was the only one I couldn't leave a comment on, so just to let you know your card is adorable! I loved the sanded embossed background and how you made the image spot fit your snowmen, sentiment and those cute buttons! The blog candy winner will be posted later this afternoon! Thanks for playing ladies!
Alanna's Sweet You Are Card
Sparkle's Wonderful MFT Challenge Card
Marcia's Darling Snappy Birthday Card
Jena's Lovely Thanksgiving Cards
Supplies: Spot on Backgrounds, Playful Petals, Star Struck, and Say it in Style Stamps sets - all products CTMH
I made two cards for the challenge because I messed up on my turkey card, lol. Well I didn't mess up so much as the paper I RSed just seemed way to busy for the turkey. I used circle punches for the turkey's body, head, and eyes. Star Struck for his pupils and the trim around his belly. Playful petals for his feathers, wings and feet. He was fun to make for a one time thing but nothing I'd ever mass produce, lol. Here's the paper I made to go with him.
It's very fun but it took the focus away from the turkey. So I used the paper to create another card:
Supplies: Star Struck, Cottage Floral, and Friendship Wordpuzzle stamp sets - all products CTMH
I went away from the Thanksgiving theme and made just a fun flower card to fit the paper. I think it works out a lot better. This was very quick to make even with all the stamping I did. I am really loving these colors together. I wanted to try leaves with them as well, but we'll see if I get a chance for that later. I have a lot of other projects stacked up to do, so I might not get around to it. Anyway, have fun with the challenge! Thanks for stopping by :D
The first challenge was to make a card using the bella you are most thankful for and say why. Well, truthfully I couldn't pick which I was most thankful for, so I picked which stamp in my last order was the one I was most thankful to be able to get. The little daisy bitty bloom was image I was most thankful to get, mostly because I just love daisies, lol. Truthfully I was just really thankful to get my last order because I don't have funds to really be buying stamps right now but had gotten some gift certificates for playing before and winning the random drawings. With the free shipping and the new bitty bloom release, it was the perfect time to use up those gift certifs :D Inspiration for the colors comes from the red daisies in front of Cait's school.
The second challenge was to make a card for someone you are very thankful for (other than your spouse or signicant other), pick embellies to use that you are thankful for, and to say who the card is for and why. This card is for Mich my fav SIL ^_~ She is just all around an awesome SIL and Aunt. I even drew glasses on Superbella since Mich just doesn't feel like herself without her glasses. It was a challenge but I think they turned out pretty cute! Brads are the embellie I am really most thankful for. I use them on everything, pages... cards... gifts... they are the one embellie that I really cannot live without!
Anyway, so there are my cards for the two challenges. I am still working on the Papertrey template. I was trying to figure out how to use the Adobe Suite programs we have to make it but I think I'm just giving up on that since it's taking me too long to try and figure out how to even use them and I still haven't figured it out, lol. Edit photos, I can do that, but creating something from scratch seems to be the impossible task for me right now. So I'm just going to make an easy one from paint, lol. It doesn't look as neat but at least I know how to use it ^_~ Anyway, I hope you all have a great Saturday!
Here's another darling Tiddly Ink for BSC55. She reminds me so much of Caitlyn :D Cait is always coloring and drawing! Plus she loves to dress up for each 'part' she plays. For instance, she can't play with her toy kitchen and goodies without dressing up in her 'cooking dress' lol! I used some Dreamz2 My Minds Eye paper for this card, scraps from some of the layouts I did. I love these colors together :D
I'm posting the new Bella-riffic Friday challenge first which was a polka dot theme! I lovey polka dots and I found it so surprising that I really don't have much polka dot paper! Could it be because I don't buy that much.... or is it just because I use it all up right away?! lol Either way, I did find this darling scrap of My Minds Eye polka dot paper. The yellow paper is actually tone on tone mini dots and I also used dotted orange ribbon. How's that for polka dots ^_~. I had to fluff up this cute little Tiddly's outfit, isn't she a doll?! And this Papertrey sentiment went perfectly with her and her little snow friend!
And here's my card for the #55 color challenge with a twist! The twist was to use 2 bella stamps in your creation so I picked bella's oven and chefabella :D I have actually been wanting to do something like this with these two stamps since I got them and now was the perfect time! This card is for my MIL. She always makes the turkey and pies for Thanksgiving and then the rest of us bring the sides. Thanks for stopping by :D Don't forget to visit the new Bella-Riffic Friday Blog today to see all the neat Stamping Bella cards for the Polkadot challenge and to find out what this week's challenge is! And have a Bellariffic Friday!!
I used the layout of a card from the Nov/Dec 08 Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine. Some very cute stuff in there :D I also used just one last little scrap of My Minds Eye paper on this card but all the rest of the cards and the rest of the papers on this card are by Bo Bunny.
Jenn's Darling Penny Black Snowman Card
Alanna's Cute Then and Now Layout
Jenn's Sweet Snowflake Card
Jena's Fun Double Challenge Snowman Card
Sparkle's Sassy MFT Wanna Bone Card
And I totally spaced this awesome little award Laurel gave to me! Thanks Laurel and sorry I'm such a frazzle brained gal! ^_~ :
So here are the rules: 1. The winner may put the logo on their blog. 2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award. 3. Nominate 5 blogs. 4. Put links to their blogs 5. Leave a message for your nominees.
And my Nominees are:
Jenn for always wowing me with her cards and kindness!
Sparkle for always playing in the challenges with me, inspiring me with her art, and just being a fun gal!
Alanna for playing in the color challenges since I got back from hiatus and having a great no fuss style.
Jena, she makes such great scrapbook pages and is always leaving nice comments!
Pat for giving my bellas some commenting love on SCS as well as my blog and making darling layouts and bella cards!
And I just couldn't leave out Vicki, who is just an all around sweetheart and awesome Bella card maker!
Thanks gals for inspiring! And have a fabulous Wednesday!