Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Well, tonight's the night that my grandkiddies just love. Yes they are addicted to sugar and tonight they will score enough to keep them hyper for quite some time. lol They also love the dressing up part - almost as much as the candy!  I hope the weather cooperates for all of the little "Trick or Treaters", right now it is drizzling and windy, maybe it will clear a bit tonight.
Since I am a School Janitor I will be working tonight, so there will be no trick or treating at my house. Instead I make up Treat Bags for the neighbourhood kids and deliver them to their houses before I head off to work. This year I got these great Plaid Treat Bags at Michael's. They are brown & orange so you could use them for Thanksgiving Day as well! I found these wonderful Treat Bag Toppers free on line at . I know that there are a lot of great bag toppers out there but I really liked these because they didn't use a lot of ink to print. They also printed 2 to a 81/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock.
So here is what is in store for the kiddies I know. I even got a few special treats for the Fur Babies in our family; Sassy ( a cute little Westie) and the latest addition to our family, Hunter (a sweet little tabby kitten).
I leave you with a couple of photos from a past Halloween and wishes for a safe and fun evening with your children.

myself & grandson Zach
my daughter, Jasmine: granddaughter Alanna
& myself.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Marshmallow Snowman

I can't believe it's Friday! This week has just flown by. Today is New Release Day at Meljen's Designs. This cute little Marshmallow Snowman is just one of cute images Melissa has come up with this week. Isn't he a cutie. Quick and easy to colour up too! Check out the other new images right here in her shop
I kept my card rather simple. I love the clean & simple look but have a real hard time achieving it. I tend to fill up all the spaces. even with this card I couldn't leave the white spots alone, I had to folder emboss them and add a bit of glitter to the snowflake centers! The circle was cut using a Spellbinder die. Added some pretty rick rack and a simple stamped sentiment.
Have a wonderful day and weekend.
Willow Sketchie - Christmas In October
Stamptacular Sunday - No Rules

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Halloween Treat!

Just wanted to share this special Halloween Treat, from Melissa of Meljen's Designs, with you. I do hope you get a chance to check out all of her sweet images and take advantage of her generousity. You can can visit her shop right here:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Alanna's Fifth Halloween Card

Judging by the way Alanna has been making Halloween Cards I think it would be safe to say it is her favourite holiday. Between you & me, I think it has a little bit to do with candy being involved, lol. Yet another vice she has picked up fro her grandma,lol.
Alanna choose another cute image by Meljen's Designs to work with and lots of grandma's scraps.
Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments.
Alanna  Grandma
Little Hands Challenges - Halloween

Fourth Halloween Card By Alanna

Another "Sweet but Spooky" card by Alanna ( age 10 ) using another one of super fun Meljen's Halloween images.
Little Hands Challenges - Halloween

Third Halloween Card By Alanna

Well, Alanna ( age 10 ) has been at it again...creating a lot of really cute Halloween cards. She loves using Meljen's Designs images and colouring them with her Crayola markers. I'll be posting several of them in  a row because she would like to try her hand at entering a few challenges, and of course Grandma is more than willing to let her use my blog to show-case her work.
Nancy (a.k.a.Grandma) & Alanna
Alanna would like to enter her card in the following
Little Hands Challenges - Halloween

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Card

Another quick post to share with you a Halloween card I made using the Meljen's Designs image; Witchy Brew. I used copics to colour this cute image. Lots of fun Halloween papers on this one. Sentiment is computer generated. Added a bit of twine & a couple of orange metal tabs.
Stamptacular Sunday - Boo-Tactular
Party Time Tuesday - Colour Inspired
2 Sisters - Cute & Creepy
Craft Your Passion - Which Witch Is Which
Simon Says   -Eerie Inspirations
Divas By Design - Sometning Spooky
Card Crafters Circle  - Halloween

Happy 9th Birthday Braden!

Just a quick post to share with you the card I made for my eldest grandson, Braden. He turns 9 years old today. Happy Birthday Buddy...Grandpa & I Love you lots! We'll be over some cake in a bit.
The DP's are by Authentique. Image by Prairie Fairy. I used a google spring by Close to My Heart to attach the image...tha's why it looks like I glued it on crooked - it was just giggling.

           That's it for to do some serious celebrating with my favourite Nine Year Old.
Fetch A Sketch - Sketch
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Make your own embellishment  (Banner)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Rootin' Tootin' Christmas

Yeah! It's Friday. I don't know about you but I am so ready for the weekend.
Today is New Release Day at Meljen's Designs. The images are so cute, I do hope you go on over to the Meljen's blog ( ) and check them out. I used 2 of the new images (Little Lights Cowboy Boot & Rootin' Tootin' Christmas sentiment) and 1 oldie, the Holly Leaves.
I cut out the center of the front card and used acetate to make a see thru window. Then I adhered the sentiment to the inside so you could see it through the window. I used Copics to colour the images. Added a few gemstones to act as the holly berries. No DP's, just cardstock on this one. Added a pretty ribbon to the top of the wreath with a little snowflake in the center.
Inside View
Well, that'a it for me. Enjoy your weekend.
One Crazy Stamper  - Use Acetate or Clear Element

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hi There!

Good Thursday morning to you all. Hope you are looking forward to a great day. Since it is Thursday it's time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs and this week we are looking for projects with the theme "Missing You". I used this sweet image "Hi There! Frame" by our wonderfully talented Melissa...yep, she's the one who creates all of the fantastic Meljen images. Check out her shop right here . I used Copics to colour the image. The DP's are by Authentique.
Hope you will take up the challenge and join us this week...who knows you could be one of this week's winners.
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
My Grafico  - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Good morning, hope you are enjoying your day. It's a bit rainy here but the temperature isn't too bad for the middle of October.
My card today features one of the free digis offered to us for the Progressive challenge over at CDAC (  . It sort of gave me a old fashioned feeling so I went with a rose/pink colour scheme with my DP and embellishments. I kept off the sentiment simply because I wasn't sure what ocassion I would use this card has many possibilities.
Well that's it for today. Until next time...
2 Sisiters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
 Sugar Creek Hollow  - Show Some Sparkle (Shimmery Ribbon & Glitter Pen on pins)
Challenges 4 Everybody  - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare challenge Blog  - Buttons & Bows

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Release - Haunted House

Whoo Whoo! It's Friday already! I love these short work weeks! Today is also New Release day over at Meljen's Designs and boy does Melissa ever have some cute Halloween images for you to check out. You can see them right here:
For my card I used the "Haunted House" image. My DP's are all from MME, the Mischievous Collection. I used a Spellbinder die to cut out the image. The sentiment is computer genmerated. Added a few gemstones & glitter glue for a bit of bling. Some faux stitiching to help finish this card up.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy your weekend.
My Grafico - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nuts About You

Hi there, it's my DT day over at Meljen's Designs and this is what I decided to make. Our mission this month was "Tic, Tac, Toe" using this as our guide:
So, I chose the items on the left side. I decided on a Circle Card and the cute image "Acorn Mouse". My DP's are by 7 Gypsies. The hand rolled flower was orange but I didn't like it so I sprayed it with Adirondack ink. Used a few Spellbinder Dies to make the circles and the scroll work. Distressed all the edges. Twine, several buttons and some glitter pen qualify this card for the Tic, Tac, Toe theme. A real fun project and I am pleased with how it turned out. I hope you will take some time to check out all of Melissa's cute Fall images...they're adorable!
Melissa has also decided to give 3 lucky people a couple of her images for free.
Here is how you can play along with us...

1. Create a project using the above Tic-Tac-Toe board and share your project with us on our new Meljen's Designs Club on Facebook. Make sure you let us know it's for the "Tic-Tac-Toe" game when you post your project.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post ( and let us know that you've played along with our game.

Once you've done these two steps:

Spread the word! The more you play, the more chances you get to win a couple of the cutest digital images around! The three winners will be announced on the Meljen's Designs Club on Facebook on Thursday, November 1st.
Come on...git colourin'! 
Until next time.
Simply Create Too Autumn/Fall
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Autumn Colours
Card Crafters Circle Autumn Colours
Dutch Dare - Fall is in the Air
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspired 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Card

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving Day to my fellow Canadians. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends. Remember to pause and really count your blessings because we do have so much to be thankful for - even when it seems like the going is tough at times. 
My card today features a photo of a Scarecrow I had in my yard a few years back. I made the head & painted on his face and simply attached it to an old shirt & pair of jean overalls. He looked quite cute and welcoming{not scary in the least!}, sitting on a bale of straw with a few stalks of corn, several pumpkins and gourds scattered around him. Made for a great Fall photo.
The oak leaves were purchased already cut at a local craft store. The sentiment is a rubber stamp. Simply added some raffia ribbon tied in a bow long the top.
Well that's it for today. Off to eat more turkey with my husband family {yesterday it my family} and later visit my Dad who is in the hospital.
I always thank God for you and your lovely comments.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Halloween

Well it's time for a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs and this week the theme is "Anything Goes". As long as you use a Meljen's image (and Melissa makes that real easy because she has a whole lot of them for free - just check out her shop: ) you can make anything you'd like.
I decided to make a card and chose "Little Wizard Mouse" to work with. My DPs and die cut frame are all from MME. Added a couple of different ribbons, some twine and a sentiment to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you will check out the Meljen Blog for some more great inspiration and join in the challenge this week. Who knows, maybe you will be one of  this week's winners!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oh So Scary! by Alanna

Well, here I am again with another night post...but I just had to share another card by my granddaughter, Alanna. The poor sweetie has come down with the Chicken Pox! Caught them from her brothers. She is simply covered from head to toe with the nasty things. So to cheer her up I decided to showcase one of her cards. (She loved all of the kind comments on her last one and has been colouring up a storm since then). For this one Alanna coloured up  Meljen's image "Whacky Hat Cat" with her Crayola markers. Her DPs are from her Mom's scrapbox. The sticker sentiment is compliments from my scrapbox. I think those buttons are from my jar as well, (giggle, that's what Grandmas are for!).
That's it for tonight.
Little Hands Challenge Blog - Halloween

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hogs and Kisses

Another late night post, but better late than never right?! This is my card for the challenge over at CDAC. The "Stars" were announced today...sad to say I wasn't one of them, but I am happy for the winners. Great job ladies! You can check them out here:
The cute image is by Pantry Doodle. I used Copics to colour it. I used a fun assortment of DPs. The flower and image background was cut from Spellbinder Dies. A few gemstones and a computer generated sentiment to finish this card up.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sentimental Sundays - 1;2;3 Challenge ( 1 image; 2 ribbon leaves & 3 gemstones)
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stars