Thursday, April 23, 2009

Best darned blog candy I've ever seen!!!

So, I had to post this blog candy... it sooo deserves all the attention it's getting. Although, truth be told, I'm a bit upset about that... less chances for me to win it!!!! LOL There's all my favorite things... copics, spellbinders (so want these), anya stamps, ribbon, flowers and Basic Grey paper!!! The Blog is called Passion for Crafts... you should definitley check it out :)

Seeing as I'm here, I also wanted to brag about my kids again. I know I mentioned that they broke a board in karate, but last night, they had to do it again as part of their testing. I'm so very proud to say that Abby broke her board (in 4 tries) and passed her test to a yellow stripe - she's 6 years old!!! I'm also so proud to say that Emmy broke her board (ON THE FIRST TRY) and passed her test to a yellow stripe and she's only 4 years old!!! They are so excited about this. They still have a bit of work to do, but I think that the teacher knew they needed just a bit of a confidence booster to get the few little kinks worked out. I think he was right because there they were last night after class, practicing!!! Too cute... I'm a fan of martial arts for kids. Hey, my kids can now count to 10 or more in english, french (school, older taught the younger), spanish (thanks to Dora!), and Korean... now if they could learn more than just counting, that would be cool.

Anyway, happy crafting! I'm hoping to be back for a challenge project at some point, but aughhh... too much work, too little time it seems. *fingers crossed though*

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #55 & a sneak peek

Yay! We're releasing a couple new images tomorrow at The Character Cafe and I couldn't wait to play. I used Kitt for challenge #55 at Cute Card Thursday. The challenge is called Marshmallows and Chocolate and you are to use the colours pink and brown. It was just what I needed because I had the cutest paper I've been itching to use and well, those colours are purrrfect for Kitt (sorry, couldn't help it!).
Here she is...

If you haven't been over to The Cafe Blog, you should go check it out. I was just there to see Kelly's first challenge (and FIRST BLOG POST!) using our other new image and is he ever cute!!! I must say, she did a fantastic job.... she's right, I'm not going to be letting her off the hook very often anymore... LOL

The image is Kitt from The Character Cafe (due to be released Thursday April 16), coloured with copics, paper is from DCWV Glitter Stack and Basic Grey Bittersweet, paper flowers & acrylic rhinestones from my stash, Basic Grey flourish stamp and Technique Tuesday word stamps with CTMH desert sand ink. Ohhhh, I almost forgot, I also embossed the "Adorable Princess" using Stampendous crystal embossing powder.

Ohhhh... on another note, can I just say how very proud of my daughters I am!!! They got to break wooden boards at Tae Kwon Do last night... they are 6 and 4 years old, so that's pretty cool if you ask me. They are going to test for their yellow stripe next week... *fingers crossed* Now I know it's a far cry from black belt, but it's a "mom moment" no matter what way you slice it... kiya!!! LOL... I'm a geek, yah, I know :)

Happy crafting... gotta go


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Digi Stamp Challenge!

I posted this card on the Character Cafe blog yesterday as I had intended on entering it in another challenge, but then realized I was all mixed up and it didn't qualify! Low and behold, today when I was surfing, I stumbled across a blog challenge that I know I'll participate in on a regular basis! The blog is Dare U 2 Digi Stamp, which is right up my alley!!!

So, since I hadn't posted on my personal blog in a while, I figured I might as well enter G'Monkey in this challenge. She fits the sketch and well, it must be fate that I stumbled onto that blog...

Here's my card for the challenge

I used (a new release) G'Monkey digi stamp from The Character Cafe coloured with copics, Basic Grey paper, Offray ribbon and some tiny acrylic rhinestones from my stash. I love how this card turned out, so cute!
If you're a digi stamper, I highly suggest you check out this challenge blog... there's a great prize up for grabs this week!
Well, I'm off... got work to do!
Happy crafting :)