Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Swap Time!

Hey Diva's, Happy Wednesday to you all! I hope you all are having an Awesome week Thus Far I know I am!! I wanted to drop in to tell you all about one of the Exciting things I am participating in for the year of 2012. In October of this year I started Swapping in a Group called Scrappin Sista's Monthly Swaps, the group is spear headed by Christel of One Scrappin Sista. For those that aren't familiar with what Swapping is let me give you my version of it lol it's where a group of people sign-up for a particular swap for that months theme and we all create our version of the assignment. We then put them in the mail and send it to the Host she can swap them out. She then sends us back 1 of each persons swap (Ex. If there are 20 people in a group I would have to make 20 of the same item mail it off then in return I would get 1 swap from each participant plus my own so I would receive 20 swaps back) Does that make sense lol if not contact Christel and she can explain it better :)
I have been having soooo much fun w/ these Swaps, I have met new friends and I have thought outside the box with my crafting. In 2012 Christel has some swaps that are going to really push our creativity and I am so looking forward to it. I would love for you all to join us and if you are interested Please let me know! Posted below is all the information for this coming swap:

It’s swap time again. LET'S GET TO SWAPPING!!  Let me start by introducing myself…My name is Shalana Glass AKA the new Sign Up Director for Scrappin Sista Monthly Swaps. My role will be to coordinate all swap sign ups. Please read through all the details and if you are SERIOUSLY interested, please email me at nonchalan...taka@yahoo.com  to express your commitment to the Swap. The swap will be limited to the first 20 participants who sign up. If we have an overwhelming response to this swap we will look to form a second group.

For the month of January we are hosting an Altered Journal with a Stick Pin Swap. This will be a 1 to 1 Swap meaning you will be paired with a Swap partner creating one Altered Journal with a set of three Stick Pins. Something new we will be doing this year is incorporating the use of color palettes from  wwww.design-seeds.com. The color scheme we will be using for the January Swap is pictured below. 




WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1. Send me an email confirming your commitment during the sign up period which begins  today and ends January 5th.
2. Wait for your confirmation email from me.
3. Review the January color palette.
4. Get your mental wheels turning and CREATE! Please make sure you put forth your best effort…quality, quality quality!

Further details will be mailed to you in a confirmation email so again, to sign-up, please send an email to nonchalantaka (at) yahoo (dot) com.  Remove the parenthesis and spaces.  Put "January Swap" in the subject line.

DEADLINE:
All Swap items will be due by the 28th of January so please have them postmarked by the 21st.   Please do not sign up if you CANNOT commit to being on time.

Scrapping Sista has a Facebook group dedicated to these swaps so information will be posted on her blog as well as in the group.  If you are not Scrappin' Sista's (Christel Young Bonner's) Facebook friend, please send a request (include a note about who you are) and you'll be added to the group for the month.

We at Scrappin' Sista Monthly Swaps look forward to a great month and making many new friends.  Have fun and let’s create.  Happy scrappin'!



I hope you all will come join us! I would love to see you there!

~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Day After Christmas!


Hey Diva's, Merry Day After Christmas! I pray that you all had a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas. My day was Truly Blessed and very busy, I didn't get in the bed until around 3:30am Christmas Morning wrapping gifts and strategically placing them under the tree ( I don't know why I wait to the night before every year to do this), the kiddos were up @ 7am anxious to see what awaited them. After all the excitement we cleaned up the mounds of paper and boxes and started getting ready for the day. My mom and Aunt went to the kitchen and around noon my whole neighborhood had a power outage (yayyyyy lol). We had Hungry children and Hungry Adults and things were starting to get "UGLY" FAST! Crew member 5 decided she was going to have a melt down Crew Member 2 was upset her Kindle Fire wasn't working so she had a melt down Crew Member 3 was anxious to get outside with all her friends and their new bikes so she kept bugging me every 5 secs. Because they couldn't finish the Basketball Game all the men kept coming back and forth in the kitchen and opening the stove just to "Check" as if this was going to summons the power fairies to come and turn the power on or something.

But needless to say around 1:30pm the power came back on and EVERYONE was Happy! After eating the ladies cleaned the Kitchen and the men were back off to their Basketball Games. We then played a few games of Taboo (My team won all 3 games whoot whoot!) we then started to prepare for bed and I finally got to lay back down around 1130pm.

Even though we had some minor mishaps it was a Blessing to be able to spend time with my family! I wanted to pop in on you guys yesterday but as you read I was Completely Swamped as I know you all were to! Thank You guys for stopping in I love You ALL and From My House to Yours we hope you had a Merry Christmas!!

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 22

Hey Diva's! So we have 3 more days til Christmas Yayyyy, is anyone else excited? I think I am more excited because my family is starting to show up and it's been awhile since I have had a chance to play hostess. My mom got in earlier this week, my sister and Dad will be here tonight and my grandmom, uncle, aunt and a host of cousins are due in Friday and Saturday! Needless to say the Slaughter House is going to be PACKED lol.

I wanted to share another card w/ you guys. So here is another Digi Card I have done:

Recipe:
Easel Card
Digi Stamp: Bugaboo
Sentiment: K Andrew Designs- Sweet Wishes Bonus Set
Markers: Bic
Flower: Prima
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Glossy Accents
Pearls: Recollections
Paper: Recollections ( Print and Solid )

I am sending this card to my childhood friend who lives in VT, I hope she likes it. Well as I explained we have company coming in and I still need to figure out sleeping arrangements around here! Pray for me guys this is going to be a BUSY BUSY Weekend!!

~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quick Post!

Hey Diva's! So it's been awhile since I have posted and I know that I completely gave up on my 25 Days of Christmas Challenge, I just didn't realize how SWAMPED I really would be. I haven't had time to do anything, I haven't even done the kids treat bags for their classes and I have 50 to make by tomorrow (can we say Large Cup of Coffee Please)!! I did want to drop in and show you guys one of the Christmas cards I made. Since we have 4 more days left I thought I could finish out with a couple of cards so I guess this should be listed as 25 Days of Christmas Day 21.

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp
Markers: Bic
Nestbalities: Pine Tree
Bling: Recollections
Ribbon: Celebrate It
Glitter: Martha Stewart 
Adhesive: ATG 
Paper: Recollections 

I thought this came out really cute and I know my daughters "God Parernts" are gonna love it. So that's it You all Be Blessed and Remember 

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~ 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky " Snow Much Fun" Blog Hop!!!

Hey Diva's, Happy Friday and,
Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Jamie's then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:











Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

For my project, I'm featuring the Fall-O-Ween and Sweet Wishes Bonus Set. For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

                                                                 K Andrew Designs

                                                                 K Andrew Designs

I just love how Versatile Kristal's Stamps's are!!


Recipe:
Nestabilities Die: Christmas Trees
Sentiment: K Andrew Fall-o-Ween and Sweet Winter Wishes
Stickles: Silver
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: My Stash
Snow
Paper: Recollections
Adhesive: ATG
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Cheri

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

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~ Keep God 1st in Everything!~

Monday, December 12, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 12

Hey Divas! So todays post is going to be really quick! I havn't been in a crafty mood for the past couple of days not sure why but Oh Well this to shall pass. I did want to pop in say hello and leave you all w/ a photo for inspiration to those who are in the mood for crafting. Hopefully this won't last long because Crew Member 4's party is Friday and I have alot to do!

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Challenge 75 and 25 Days of Christmas: Day 10

 Hey Diva's! It's another Beautiful Day that we have been Blessed to see and I am so glad that you have decided to stop by and make me a small part of yours! Today is the start of a new challenge @ My Sheri Crafts and this will be the last one for the year of 2011 (*insert sad face*). But have no  fear we will be back next year Refreshed and Ready to go for another Awesome Year of Challenges and Fun!! Our challenge this week is "Let it Snow!" This week we are creating projects w/ a snow or snowflake theme. We are joined this week by Our Rocking Guest Designer is Sheryl C go check her out here. Also make sure to stop by My Sheri Crafts to see the rest of the Awesome Design Teams projects, I know you will not be disappointed.

Now onto my project (which will also be apart of my 25 Days of Christmas Challenge) 
Recipe:
Carts Used: Wrap it Up and Forever Young and Bubble Gum Stripes Imagine Cart
CuttleBug Folder: Dots
Pearls: Recollections
Pop Dots: Recollections
Ribbon: My Stash
Tulle: My Stash
Adhesive: ATG
Paper: Print ( Bubble Gum Stripes Imagine Cartridge), Solid ( Recollections)

I had never made tags before so I decided to give em a try. I will be using these on a couple of the Christmas gifts this year. As you guys know our colors this year is Pink and Silver and these will be so cute on the gifts.
This was also my first time using my Imagine, it was pretty cool using it but it is definitely going to have to grow on me. Ok so now that you have seen my project why don't you make today a "Craft Day" and create your own "Snow/Snowflake" Themed project! We would love to see what you come up w/ so come join in with us @ My Sheri Crafts! Have a Great Weekend Diva's!

I will be linking to
The Pink Elephant: Snowflakes and Sparkle
Die Cuttin Divas: Tags, Tags and more Tags
Celebrate the Occasion: No Green 
Bearly Mine Challenges: No Red or Green
CardzTv Challenge: Crafty Christmas

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Friday, December 9, 2011

Mag and 25 Days of Christmas: Day 9

 Hey Diva's, Happy Friday!! So today starts a new challenge week over @ MAG whoot whoot! Thank You to all of you who participated last week and we hope you will come hang out with us again this week! This week's challenge is Forever Young pg 43! I love this cart, and I think Every Diva should have this cart in her stash because it is just that AWESOME!

My card this week coincides w/ my 25 Days of Christmas and I am so in love w/ this card! As I was making it I thought I was going to send it to my Auntie who is a Diva 4 Life but I love it 2 much that I can't part with it so I'm gonna have to make her a duplicate lol.
I used two different sets of Kristals Stamps to get these Awesome Sentiments. It is just Amazing how versatile her stamp sets are!

 Closer View
Recipe:
Style Card: Easel
Cart Used: Forever Young
Sentiment: K Andrew Designs- Fashionable Friends and Bloggy Friends
CuttleBug Folder: Victoria
Spellbinders Die: Nestabilities Big Scallop Squares
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Ribbon: My Stash
Pop Dots: Recollections
Adhesive: ATG and Xyron
Paper: Print ( Recollections Sugar Plum Paper Stack), Solid (Recollections)


So now that you have seen my card go to MAG and check out all the other DT Awesome projects. And then lock the kiddos out of your room and get to crafting so you can also join in on the fun! Remember that @ MAG we ask that you use the cart and page specified ONLY!! We love to see your take on the challenges so don't hesitate to stop in, Thank You in Advance!

I will be linking to:
Some Odd Girl: Easel Cards
Chocolate,Coffee,and Cards: Anything Goes
Pals Paper Art PPA123: Puttin on the Ritz ( add anything that makes your project a little more fancy)
Cute Card Thursday: Anyything Goes
Crafty Ribbons: Traditional Chrismas Colors
Colour Create: Red, White and Green

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~








Thursday, December 8, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Hey Diva's! So I totally missed yesterday's post...My Bad! I told you guys I was going to try and get a project done everyday and so far I think I've done pretty good so keep your fingers crossed and let's just act like I got one done yesterday lol. So I have been seeing ALOT of pictures of everyone's Christmas trees and I had taken a picture of my own tree a couple of days ago  to send to my mom to see what she thought was missing and I decided hey that would be great for today's post!

One Tree in particular that I thought was so steenkn cute, was from a blog that I LOVE LOVE LOVE it's called TheBabyShopaholic To all my Crafty Friends who are also Fashionistas you  want to go check her blog out! Trina is always hip to what's Hot in the Fashion World and she has the cutest little girl named Peyton who is a fashionista in her own right! Go check them out and check their Christmas tree out this year Here it is Adorable!!

But I won't hold you any longer here is my tree:
Sorry for the dark picture I hadn't planned on posting it!

I usually change my colors every year (last year I did Blue and Silver whoot whoot GO COWBOYS)! It seems as though Silver has made its way onto my tree just about every year now that I think about it. I had wanted to do Pink sooo bad and I didn't think the hubster was going to go for it but he said it was fine and I am sooo glad he did because I love this Pink and Silver Combo! It is non-traditional and I love that! But anyway let me know what you all think!


I will be linking to:
Docerela Creations: Christmas Tree Link-up Party
~Keep GOD 1st in EVERYTHING!~

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 6


 Hey Diva's! I am sorry about these late posts but I just can't seem to get to my laptop before 4pm to get these posts up. Most of the time I make my projects @ night because that's when I have "PEACE" around here and I like to wait til daylight to take my pics because I love the Natural light better. I think I'm going to have to make a Light Box b/c this is just becoming to be ALOT. If you all know of any good tutorials on light boxes let me know.

Todays Card was fun to make, I hadn't made an easel card in forever. As you all know I love the "Twisted Easel" style but hadn't played around much with just the regular "Easel" style. I am pleased w/ how it turned out. What do you all think?



Sideview
Recipe:
Cartridge Used: Wrap it Up cut @ 4"
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper- Christmas Wishes
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die:  Big Scalloped Squares
Martha Stewart Glitter: Sour Apple, Cherry Popsicle
Pop Dots: Recollections
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Gel Pen: Elmers
Paper: Foil (American Crafts), Solid Colors (Recollections), Print (Recollections Sugar Plums Paper Stack)



I will be joining these Challenges:
Paper Cutz Challenge: Use Bells in your project
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes plus Glitter
Create Me Pink: Use Red, Green, Silver or Gold
Creative Card Crew: Tis the Season
Partytime Tuesday: Holiday Greetings
Tuesday Throwdown: Celebrate the Season

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~





Monday, December 5, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Hey Diva's! So today is supposed to be my Day 5 project but guess what...there is none lol. I seriously Just Hung out w/ the family yesterday, I didn't really feel like crafting, So no project from me (you guys forgive me Right??). But I did find some Holiday Music that I thought I would share with you guys. You all may not know, but I LOVE me some Beyonce and when Destiny Child came out w/ this CD I played it a billion times during the holidays I'm talking in the house, in the car, on my portable cd player (I just gave my age away huh, lol). I just found it when I pulled out my Chrsitmas Decor so now this is and a couple of other Holiday Favorite cd's are in full rotation in the house. I went to youtube to see if they had the video so I could share one of my favorite DC Christmas songs and Hopefully this will give you a Boost to either stay in the Christmas Spirit or Get there for those of you who just aren't there yet lol. Hope You Enjoy!

To: Some of My Favorite Diva's
From: Some of my Favorite Diva's




~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Sunday, December 4, 2011

25 Days of Christmas : Day 4

Hey Diva's! Happy Sunday, today I'm going to be really quick! Today's project was inspired from something I saw on Pinterest ( that site is sooo addicting it's ridiculous lol) I can't remember which site it came from but if you all know please tell me so I can credit them!

Like most of you know we just moved to VA from GA. We had to leave our Home behind that we just bought 2 1/2yrs ago to move into a townhome w/ no backyard, neighbors who like to let their dogs poop in your yard (I'll have to tell you all that story @ another time) and ugly cabinets and coutertops lol! I totally HATE strongly dislike this kitchen in this house (I know that sounds a little harsh I'm sorry guys). So I needed something to make this Kitchen look a little more Chrismassy because it was just DrabVIlle USA. As I was thinking what to do the pin came back to my memory that I saw on pinterest where the person took some ribbon and hung it on the cabinets so that they could display their Christmas Cards by paper clipping the cards to the ribbons. The light bulb clicked on (*DING*) I had all this pink ribbon in the craft room that was just sitting there that I could use for these cabinets and it just so happened that it was the exact pink that I needed for my decor this year ( GOD is so GOOD). I found the bows @ the Dollar Tree they were 2 for a dollar and they were Silver PERFECT!!  Just that quick I am now loving my Kitchen! Let me know what you guys think!!






The Pictures just aren't doing it any justice ( I am a card maker not a photographer lol) but I'm telling you it is GORGE!! 
But anyway,that's it for today ! Let me know what you guys think! Have a Great Rest of your Weekend!

~Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~




Saturday, December 3, 2011

Another Post

Hey Diva's! So here I am with another post, can you guys believe it 2 in one day it's a miracle on Madison St. lol. But I bet you all know the reason  why I'm posting again huh....Yep I want to enter a challenge before it ends lol so here it is.
                                             
Recipe:
Digi: Bugaboo Stamps (Freebie)
Sentiment: K Andrew- Pepper Mini 
CuttleBug Folder: Happy Birthday 
Bic Markers: Hot Aqua,Summer Melon,Yellow Blaze,Tuxedo Black and Fandango Pink
Glossy Accents: Inkssentials
Adhesive: ATG
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Bling: I-Rock
Pop Dots: Recollections
Paper: White ( Recollections), Colored ( Co'oredinations)

I will be entering into these Challenges:
Birthday Sundaes: Birthday Card
Marks Finest Paper: Use your favorite Embellishments
Catch The Bug: 12 Days of Christmas Day 3 Use an animal ( Must use Bugaboo Stamps)
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps: Dry or Heat Embossing

~ Keep GOD 1st in EVERYTHING!~

25 Days of Christmas: Day 3

Hey Divas! So today is Day 3 of my 25 Days of Christmas Project but before I start I need to inform you on a couple of things! First off Kristal Andrew of Getting Cricky is looking for Featured Crafters on her Blog. If you are into paper, altered art, stamping, digi coloring, upcycling or ALL OF THE ABOVE and more SHE WANTS YOU!! Being featured on her blog is a great way to share your art w/ others and also to inspire them! She is also very sweet into offering all featured bloggers a 40% discount on your next purchase of her stamps! Now that really ROCKS!! If you are intersted contact Deborah Foti @ ustoleit@comcast.net.

Second, there is a new challenge going on over @ MAG Challenge by the page. This weeks Challenge is to use the Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge pg. 52. Remember that you are asked to use the cartridge and page specified ONLY! Stop by and see all the Awesome project Inspiration the Design Team has for you and then come join in on the fun, we look forward to having you!!

Last but definitely not least I wanted to remind you of the My Sheri Crafts Decorate for Christmas Challenge that is still going on. You still have a few days to get your projects in so get busy busy busy guys remember Crafting Fingers are Happy Fingers!!

Now onto to the project for today, I want to say that this card is by far not my favorite but I didn't become to dislike it as much as I do now until I asked Crew member 1 and his Father ( did you notice I'm not his friend right now so he's not "babe" or "the hubster" lol) what they thought and they both immediately didn't like it and gave me a whole laundry list of reasons why they didn't like it. MEN I tell you the truth, they had me hating this card by the end of the night so much so that I didn't want to even post it. I was going to just start all over from scratch but I told myself "Not every project is going to be our favorite" but that doesn't mean that Someone is not going to like it! So I am taking one for the team and I am posting it anyway!! I will let you all decide, How do you feel about this card ( tell the truth guys I wanna see if the men are right on this one lol).


Recipe:
Cartidge Used: Wrap it Up
Sentiment: K Andrew Designs - Fall-O-Ween
Cuttlebug Folder: Spots
Pop Dots: Recollections
Snow: Buffalo Snow
Adhesive: ATG
Paper and Ribbon: I used all the scraps from my Day 2 card! The red paper is Recollections.

So now that you seen it are you cringeing lol its ok if you are I can take constructive criticism! But anyway I have held you guys way to long and I am SHOCKED that you are still reading! Read no more because I'm Out of Here, Thanks for stopping By!

~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~








Friday, December 2, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Hey Diva's, Happy Friday!! What do you all have planned for the weekend? My plans are to just RELAX!! We have been so go go go these past few weeks around here so the hubster and I decided that we weren't doing ANYTHING this weekend besides Church on Sunday so I am looking forward to it! Sometimes it's just great to just Do Nothing!!

But anyway here is my card for Day 2 of my 25 Days of Christmas Projects. With this card I wanted to try my hand in a little Digi Stamping, so I asked my friend Christel of Scrapping Sista how did she go about doing hers and she gave me some AWESOME tips and lead me to some really good tutorials on youtube to help guide me. Thank You Christel you Rock Girl!

Recipe:
Digi Stamp: Whimsie Doodles- Peace on Earth
Bic Markers: Rambuctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Tiki Hut Tan, Tuxedo Black, Forest Green
Glossy Accents
Ribbon: My Stash
Adhesive: ATG
Paper: Recollections (Sugar Plums)

I had ALOT of fun w/ this Digi and I am really Proud of how it came out I think I am hooked to digi's now. Great for me but now the hubster has to foot the bill for another Crafty Addiction lol. Let me know what you guys think and I would love to learn a few tips from you Pro Digi Stampers out there!!

~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Christmas: Day 1

Hey Divas, Happy 1st Day of December!! Can you guys believe that today is the 1st Day of the Last month of the year?? OMGoodness this year went by sooo fast! So as you guys read in the heading this is the 1st Day of my 25 Days of Christmas Challenge to myself. Ok so this is what happened, I looked through my posts and I noticed that I did not get but 1 Fall card done last month and I was upset w/ myself because I have kinda been putting crafting on the back burner w/ Everything else. So I was chatting with my FB friend Christel of Scrapping Sista and I asked her if she thought it was a good idea for me to do a 12 Days of Christmas meaning I would make a differernt card each day and post it to share w/ you all. Of course being the Awesome and Encouraging person that she is, she said "I know you can" so I said ok Cool Beans I'm going to do it. BUT I took it a little further ( just can't quit while I'm ahead) and said well how about 25 Days of Christmas so here we are!!

Diva's so you all think I'm Crazy?? Because I think I have stepped in some deep poop w/ this one lol. I am going to try my hardest to get this challenge done but I will need you all's Support! Will you guys help me out a little, by leaving Awesome Comments (as if you don't already do this) and letting me know you are there so I don't feel like I'm blogging w/ myself lol.

So for the 1st project in the series I decided to get started on my daughter's Christmas Party Decorations, she asked if she could have a little get together w/ some friends, I told her that was fine so we are now starting to prepare for the 17th. I will post more pics of other projects as we finish them.




Recipe:
Carts: Winter Frolic cuts @ 6 1/2" (Garland on tree)
American Alphabet cuts @ 5 1/2" ( Scallops) and 3 3/4" (Letters)
CuttleBug Folder: Victorian
Tulle: My Stash
Bling: I-Rock
Pop Dots: Recollections
Snow: Buffalo Snow
Adhesive: ATG
Paper: Print (Recollections: Jingle Bells), Solid (Recollections)

So I hope you guys enjoyed this first Day and come and join me for the next 24 days! Hopefully I will be on time lol Pray for me Guys :)

~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Challenges and a Winner!

Hey Diva's! I hope you all had an AWESOME and FABULOUS Turkey Day, I know I did!! I went home for Thanksgiving to be with my family. It was such a Blessing to see All most of the family, it's nearly impossible to see all of them. You see I come from a HUGE FAMLIY ( My mom's mom had 11 kids and my dad's mom had 14 kids) that's not including us grandkids and Great Grandkids so like I said nearly Impossible! But n-e-who I had a great time!!

Before I get to rambling some more, I wanted to let you all know about the My Sheri Crafts Decorate for Christmas Challenge going on RIGHT NOW!  For this Challenge we are asked to create a project that will help you Decorate for Christmas! We are joined this week by our Awesome Guest Designer Corry from Fancy Free 4 Ever  who has created a Spectacular Card. So you guys should stop to not only see her project but also the rest of the Design Team's Fabulous Projects over @ MySheriCrafts and once you have been inspired, go ahead lock yourself in your crafting space and Get Crafty so that you 2 can join in on the fun (I give you permission)!

Now Next on the list is the announcement of the Winner of my New Blog Design Blog Candy (try saying that 3 times). I totally forgot to post this on the 19th but hey almost 10 days late is not to bad right (Sheepishly Embarassed right now). So without further ado the winner is Cathy of Cathy's Creations! Yayyyyyyy!!
Cathy please Email me your snail mail @ letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com. You will have one week to claim your prize!

So that's it guys, I will have a crafty post for you soon! Until then Be Blessed My Friends and Remember,

~ Keep GOD 1st in EVERYTHING!~

Monday, November 21, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

Hey Diva's! Happy Sunday Monday! So over the weekend I was traveling and also attended the MOST EXCITING Football GAME of my Life (Cowboys vs. Redskins) I was so excited about the game that when I typed up this post I didn't realize that I didn't schedule for it to post on yesterday like I should have so it was just sitting there as a Draft...My Bad!!

I am so happy to be joining the Wonderful Girls over @ Getting Cricky for this week's Simply Sunday Challenge! As you guys know I got picked up for the GC team and I am soo so Happy! For this week's Simply Sunday Challenge we are to Give Thanks! I am Thankful for so many things so it was hard to just pick one project! But the one thing that did stick out in my mind was when I lived in GA we really didn't get to enjoy the Seasons. GA has really one season Summer lol, even though it does get a little chilly you don't get to see the changing colors of the leaves in Fall or the Snow in Winter. So since moving to VA my family has really been able to ENJOY the seasons. I also looked at things in a spiritual aspect of it, even though we loved GA our season there was up and it was time for a change! So that is what my Card represents me be thankful for "Seasons".

The inside sentiment reads as:
"To Everything there is a Season and a Purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3-1
Recipe: 
Cart: American Alphabet ( preloaded on E2)
CuttleBug Folder: Polka Dots
Sentiment: K Andrew Designs ( Scripture Sayings)
 Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Pop Dots
Ribbon: Autumn Inspirations (Print)
Crinkle Ribbon: My Craft Spot  ( Milk Chocolate)
Bling: i-Rock
Adhesive: ATG, I-Rock
Paper: Print (Recollections "Simply Autumn"), Solid ( Recollections)


Now that you have seen my project Stop by Getting Cricky to see all my DT Sisters AWESOME projects and also come join us in this week's Challenge we would love to have you!

I will be linking to these challenges:
Crafty Sprouts: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenges: Giving Thanks
The Shabby Tea Room: Colors of Nature

~ Keep GOD 1st in Everything!~