Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blue folds

Happy Tuesday everyone! I didn't think I would be back so soon with another card, but here I am. I had to take a little break from Christmas cards. So, I decided to do something else and try and enter it into a challenge. I found a couple out there and it had to do with blues and folds. What do you think?

Please check out this blog. This is where I found all the challenges for my card.

Creative Card Crew..................Monochromatic
Colour Q....................Blues
Paper Crafting Journey.............Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday......Anything Goes
There She Goes..............Blues
Lollipop Crafts..........B is for......
The Pink Elephant...........Blues
Whoopsi Daisy............White on White

Monday, November 28, 2011

Merry Christmas with Santa

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and You all made it home safely.

Now, it's on to the next holiday.......Christmas!. To start it off here is one of the Christmas cards I'll be sending this year, along with several others that I have worked on or still working on. This has ole St. Nick with a pipe in his mouth pondering and checking out his Christmas list. Checking it twice to see who's been naughty or nice.............which one have you been? Lol!

Thank you for stopping by................Please come again.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here we are, a beautiful day in Columbus North Carolina. Gabby my youngest daughter, invited us up for Thanksgiving, so here we are enjoying the visit with her and our new son-in-law. Of course I should have known there was a motive behind it. Lol! Gabby wanted me to show her how to make everything for the big Thanksgiving meal. So, guess who did most of the cooking? Yep! You've got it! Yours truly.................She did fix a mean baked  mac & cheese, which was delicious. Sharon her mother-in-law, made a green bean casserole and a sweet potato casserole that were to die for. I almost did! It was so good! Lol.............   We have just finished preparing the meal and about to sit down to eat, but first I must give thanks for all the blessings God has bestowed upon my family and I. I am so thankful for my family and dear friends for always being there with their support and love.

I also want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all my blogger friends and followers for stopping by time after time just to see if I have something to inspire you. It means a lot to me when you leave all of those nice comments.

One more thing before I go. I will be back on Monday with more things to share, so in the meantime, go shopping and pick up lots of those cool deals that Michael's and A.C. Moore are offering! But most of all, stay safe and be Thankful!!!!!!!            Luv to all, Brenda

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Many Thanks

It's Thursday, and another weekend is upon us. Can you believe it? The days are just flying by.

I have a lot going on this weekend. My mom is coming for the day tomorrow, I'm going to visit with a friend Friday night and we are going to the Christmas Made in the South convention in Savannah Georgia Saturday morning, and Sunday morning my husband and I are going to my youngest daughter's house  in Ashville North Carolina for Thanksgiving. Wow! That's a lot of going. Pray that we have safe travels.

Now, on to this card. I changed up a little bit. I didn't do a Christmas card this time. I needed a break, just for a couple of hours.
I made this handmade card mainly for a couple of challenges. Lexi's Creations and Colour Create are for starters, but I will be adding it into several challenges for sure.

Thank you for stopping by and thanks for all of the comments. As always keep those creative juices flowing and your hand busy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winter Wonder

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend...........I have been having so much fun! Jessica, my daughter and I have been working on some challenges to upload onto our blogs..................................This handmade card is one of my most favorite cards yet! I hope you like it too? I entered this handmade card into  these challenges...............................
365 Cards " using R items " I used Ribbon, Red, and Rhinestones                                                              
All sorts challenge blog " colors Black, White, and one other color  my other color was Lime                     
Crazy 4 Challenges  " any card or project "                                                                                               
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge " Spots & Stripes "  Card or Layout                                                    
Sketch Saturday                                                                                                                                     
Andrea's Stampin Moments........Simply Saturday with Andrea " color challenge Lime, Black, and White 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Card using non-Traditional colors

Well, another Saturday is here and we are one week closer to Christmas.

I have been searching for inspiration to making more Christmas cards. I have been in a rut. I came across this challenge using non traditional Christmas colors, and I came up with a couple of things. This Christmas card challenge was inspired by.................

Sundays with Crissy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Warm and Wonderful.........

Good afternoon my fellow blogger and crafter friends! Are you having as much fun as I am? If you are, let me know. I would love to here from you and  for you to share ideas, scrapbook layouts, cards, or anything you have created. I also welcome tid bits of how I may be able to better my blog. I  welcome followers.

Now, on with what I've been working on. This is a challenge for a couple of blogs I have been back and for with. If you will go to the Pile it on blog you will see challenges for every day of the week. Check it out!

Challenges I entered this card:

Stamptacular Sunday Sketch challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenge
Paper Take Weekly
Party Time Tuesday
There She goes
Top Tip Tuesday

Monday, November 7, 2011

Merry and Bright!

Monday! Monday! Can you believe it's Monday already? Where did the weekend go? I'm starting to panic! Thanksgiving is right here, and Christmas is around the corner. I still have so much to do and no time to do it!
          I did take the time and make this handmade Christmas card. I like the way this card came together. I entered this handmade card in a few challenges. I'm really having fun with these challenges. The challenges that I entered this card in are:

Paper Pretties sketch challenge
Cards for Men " It's Nearly Christmas "
Lexi"s Creations " anything with a charm "
Cupcake Craft challenge " anything "

Thank you all for visiting........Come back soon and check it out! Remember.........Keep those hands crafting!!!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Have your Elf..........

Happy Saturday everyone! Baby It's Cold Outside!.......But it's warm and toasty inside! Just sitting here sipping on coffee, watching Hallmarks holiday weekend preview, and working on challenges. I think I'm all set! Who could ask for anything more?Lol.......

This little card is so cute! I had to share it! The colors are totally not me for Christmas, but like I said I'm trying to get out of my box. Lol

Friday, November 4, 2011

Let it Snow......Let it Snow

Here we have just a base card of ivory with windows of snowflakes. The turquoise card stock behind the snowflakes is on the inside of the card, where you put the sentiment. This is a new Martha Stewart Snowflake punch. You can dardly tell, but there are dark pink gems in the center of each snowflake. Rubber stamped snowflakes, stamped let is snow sentiment and ribbon. There you have it! Simple but very nice.

Bundles of Warm Wishes!

Hello my blogger friends! It is very windy outside and it kinda got me in the mood to do holiday cards. I didn't really want to get into the traditional Christmas colors, so this is what I came up with. Thank goodness for challenges because I need to get out of my little box.

The next three or four cards are not in my color pallet for Christmas. That's good! It's stretching me and that's what this blog is all about.

Maybe in some small way I'm helping some of you also? That's what crafting is all about, sharing with each other.