Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crafting life's pieces # 28

Hello Happy Tuesday to you all! Finally all the germs have left my house lol and my mojo deecided to come back so I could Play YAY. So every month I see the Crafting life's Pieces sketch challenge and think wow gorgeous, and this month I decided to play along! These sketches are so fabulous that you just cant make a bad card with them! I have a friend at the moment who was a little down and wanted to make a card to just cheer her up, she is very spiritual and so when i saw My angel stamp from Gurlee Girl {actually I think she is cupid something but for my card I want her to be just an angel lol } So anyway here is the gorgeous sketch....right up my alley this style LOL.

A close up for the sparkle
So what did you think? isnt that stamp so gorgeous?!?
So anyway on the weekend I had one of my besties engagement party, so I got all dolled up and pretty and headed out for a BIG night! It was extra exciting beacuse I have now lost 18.4kg {40.4 pounds}!! Whooo hooo! So of course I had to wear a dress to show off my new curves hehe.
This pic has hubby me {black hair}, my bestie Nel and her hubby.
This pic is of me and all my girlfriends, including the bride to be! We all went to school together and have been friends for 17 years! I love my girls and how HOT do we all look LOL.
Anyway I hope you enjoyed my cards and pics, enjoy the rest of your week.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

OA plays with CA&F

CHAPTER 28: (taken from "Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow: preface to "Through the Looking Glass"
hild of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.

I have not seen thy sunny face,
Nor heard thy silver laughter;
No thought of me shall find a place
In thy young life's hereafter -
Enough that now thou wilt not fail
To listen to my fairy-tale.
Hello everyone! We are celebrating the wonder of childhood today here at Oh, Alice and are thrilled to announce this week's sponsor, Paper Pretties Stamps! Are you all familiar with Paper Pretties? If you're new to them, check out their darling images! If it's been a while, Paper Pretties is PROUD to announce that they're under NEW ownership and is pleased to offer you faster, cheaper shipping, reliable service, and lots of new items in the store. We are thrilled to congratulate Heather Lee-Reppen on her new endeavor and are honored to have her sponsorship this week!
Paper Pretties is offering a Prize package of rubber stamps this week to ONE lucky winner!
Before we get to this week's theme, a bittersweet Goodbye is in order to our FABULOUS August Guest, Stephanie Jones as well as two of our full time twisted sisters, Kim and Kristy {Thats me}. We are SO sad to see you all go and THANK YOU-ALL of you for such a wonderfully twisted time! HUGS!!!! Thanks to All my Oh Alice teamies past and present, the last 6 months have been an amazing ride down the rabbit hole.
This week's theme is simply to make a card with a LITTLE GIRL theme:) Alice is such a whimsical free spirit and we LOVE that about her! Channel your inner girlie this week with this great (and free-to-be-you!) challenge!
Its also my last Guest post with CA&F wahhhhhhh LOL I have had such an amazing month with these talented ladies and sooooo much fun doing previews! Thank you Jess and the gang for having me I have had a blast!
Make sure you pop over to CA&F to check out the preview today of the EVER so cute Ian!! And if you want to play along with this weeks sketch, be sure to load it into the Galleria :)

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Sorry my post was last I had my nephews birthday party and my best friends engagement party yesterday and boy am I a wee bit hung over today! I will be having a LAZY sunday thats for sure!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Club Anya & Friends Sketchy Saturday plays with SFYTT

The Greeting Farm is proud to sponsor Jen Del Muro's Sketch for you to try this week and we couldn't WAIT to try it!
Here is Jen's fabulous sketch: {I Flipped it :)}

Be sure to check out Jen's Blog and her own DT, and also my teammates at Club Anya and Friends:
Kristy Young-August Guest {Thats me, still get excited when I see that}
Amy Young
Jessica Diedrich
Kelly Booth
Kim Costello
Pam Varnell
Traci Porter
My card today uses the sk8tor girl from the Later skater set.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

CA&F sketchy Saturday #31

Hellooo Helloo Happy Saturday!! And yes its a very happy saturday cause I am here {look at pic below} with 7 of my girlfriends for the best ever girls weekend WHOOOO HOOO fun fun! The Balcony up the top there overlooks the ocean....ahh bliss! So anyway onto Club Anya & Friends Sketchy saturday!! my fav day of fun for CA&F I just love Pammy's sketches. So here is the fabulous sketch, I would love to see you all play along.

I have used Flirty Anya available from the TGF shop, isnt she the sweetest! She reminds me of summer, and boy am I counting down the days of winter...argh so wet and cold at the moment, only 3 more weeks and spring starts!! whoo hoo. I hope you like my take on the sketch, dont forget to pop over here to check out the other dt creations. I hope your all having just as fabulous a weekend as Im having!
{{Please excuse me from oh alice this week, I ran out of time so sorry guys promise to be back next week, but be sure to check out the rest of my teamies work}}

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

3 challenges in 1!!

Hello Happy Hump day!! whoo hoo so glad its Wednesday!! So yesterday I recieved the most GORGEOUS card in the mail from Angela and it was using a Kenny K image which Im sooo inlove with at the moment! I went and brought 8 of them for myself heheh and Angelas card motivated me to colour one of mine up! So my card today is made for 3 challenges, and they are:
Friday Sketches {see sketch below}
Kenny K summer theme challenge
Paper romances Teen theme challenge! I think Kenny K images are the perfect teen cards...even adults lol my husband is very fond of some of the Images heheh. So anyway I suppose you wanna see my card!
I hope you like, I had sooo much fun colouring this Kenny K image, and cant wait to colour up all the rest I have printed ready!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Mania

Its Monday Mania time again over at Club Anya & Friends and this week Sheng Vang is bringing you the challenge which is "Buttons" the funkier the better! I have used the new creeper Friday now available in the TGF shop!
I am loving this Tim Holtz paper, I think this one is the lost and found pad. My buttons are from my LSS. And I thought since I am the August guest it would be cool to have that August calender on here! {even though its the wrong year lol}
Dont forget to pop over to CA&F for more details and to check out Sheng's card too.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

TPS Monthly Sketch Challenge!

Hey Peeps!
Happy Sunday to you all, Im still recovering from yesterday and just chillin out today! Esepcially before tomorrow I have my first session with a personal trainer and OMG so scared!! LOL, so anyway this month we have an exciting NEW sketch for you all to play with. And we have just had our VERY first Lil Lolita Digital Stamp SALE! Did you manage to pick up your favourites? Before we get to the sketch we have a little announcement to make......
*PLEASE READ* We used to have the rule that you could only enter if you used a stamps company that Tickled Pink Stamps carries BUT this sketch challenge is now open to EVERY one and every stamp.... BUT to be in it to win the prize offered you do have to use a stamp from a company Tickled Pink Stamps Store does carry. Doesn't have to be in stock or bought from Tickled Pink Stamps, as long as the company name is there, your IN!* So I bet you wanna know what the prize is this month....... a $50 voucher for TPS!!! How awesome is that!!!

OK so onto the sketch this month.....

The lace and flower die cut as well as Kellita digi are available at TPS too.
We would love to see you play along, so pop on over here and while your there check out the rest of the DT samples.
Ok wish me luck for tomorrow, I hope I survive my first session!! eeek!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Club Anya & Friends Sketchy Saturday #30

{{This is my second post today, please scroll down for Oh Alice}}
Hello Happy Saturday to you all! By the time this post goes live Im hopefully on my way home from my daughters Dance comp. Yup its the time again dance comp season, 2 comps in August, 2 in Sepetember and 1 in October! Madi is so excited she loves comp season. The only thing I dont love is having to get up today at 5am!!!! arghhh and drive 2 hours!! LOTS of coffee for me today! So anyway it Club Anya & Friends sketchy saturday! I love sketchy saturday and mostly because Pam is FABULOUS at creating this amazingly fun sketches!! So anyway here is this weeks sketch, dont forget to upload your cards to the Galleria.
This gorgeous cupcake anya Digi designed by Rachel is now availale in store. Isnt she just the sweetest I think I want to bite her LOL.
Hope your all enjoying your weekend, I think tomorrow will be a PJ day!! heheeh

Chapter 25

CHAPTER 25: White Rabbit, White Gloves, White Wonderland...
"After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming.
It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! won't she be savage if I've kept her waiting!'
Alice felt so desperate that she was ready to ask help of any one; so, when the Rabbit came near her, she began, in a low, timid voice, `If you please, sir--' The Rabbit started violently, dropped the white kid gloves and the fan, and skurried away into the darkness as hard as he could go..."

~Alices Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 2
Hello dolls!
We are back in the WHITE heat of August with another fabulous challenge for you today! This week at Oh, Alice we are trying to BEAT that heat, and you know, they say you shouldn't wear dark colors this time of year to keep cool!
In the spirit of that, along with our WHITE Rabbit and his WHITE kid gloves, guess what our challenge is for you today?
That's RIGHT. WHITE WONDERLAND. And we're not talkin' about Christmas! Your mission today, should you choose to accept it is to create (WITH the exception of your main image panel) an ALL WHITE card or project!
We are THRILLED to announce a standing sponsorship today with Tickled Pink Stamps!Tickled Pink stamps is offering 1 RUBBER LOLITA of choice to one lucky winner this week
! sO SOrry Peeps, this has been a crazy week and lots of sequinning LOL and my daughters dance comp blah blah you catch thr drift. Make sure you pop over to the Oh Alice blog to check out the new guest and our fabbo dt.
Well, it's time to STOP treating these challenges with kid gloves and get crackin! You have until Friday, August 13th (our FAVORITE number!) at 8pm CST to enter your creation using InLinkz...Good luck!

Friday, August 6, 2010

1000 sheets of paper....LITERALLY!!

Amy Young over at A thousand sheets of paper is celebrating that she has actually cut through a 1000 sheets of paper!! How cool is that and even cooler that she is keeping track of it! So to celebrate this fabulous milestone she has one huge MEGA candy, which includes a 1000 sheets of paper and tons of stamps!!! All you have to do is post about it on your blog linking back to her, and then leave a comment saying you have done so! How easy is that!!! I always love the DP amy uses on her cards so I would be SUPER stoked to win this!! She also has mini candy's too!!
pop over here to check it out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Boss lady Blog hop!

So we have saved the BEST friend for last!! hahaha, you thought I was going to say best! So you should have arrived here from the very talented and lovely Jackie! If not head to the start at Debbilicious's blog.
It’s my fabulous bossy lady {I so did not mean for it to say bossy heheh but thought thats funny I will leave it} aka Kellie Winnell’s Birthday! We are having a the most fun suprise hop for her, and believe me when I say SUPRISE we have so much fun up our sleeves for this amazingly talented kind hearted generous boss/ best friend of mine.
The pink ladies, including international have joined forces with lil Lolita boutique for this fun birthday hop day!
The Gorgeous Debbie had an idea and approached Christine the designer of our gorgeous Lolitas, and on the sly asked if she would design a KELLITA! Then Debbie let me in on the secret and asked if I would like to help, of course I said yes what a fabulous idea! So together Debbie & Kristy sent pictures and ideas of what Kellita should look like and what she would wear etc....... So lets begin the hop so you can see our fabulous Kellita Birthday cards and join us in wishing Kellie a very happy birthday!
Kellie, you mean the world to me and I love ya to bits! We have been the best of friends for almost 2 years but it already feels like 20!! I love our monthly craft weekends and always feel sad on the sundays because I realise it will be another month before I get to hang out with you again. Im so excited for you to see Kellita and what everyone has created with her, luv ya heaps babe & happy birthday, enjoy and today {only} I will let you be the centre of attention!!

I used my Tim Holtz shabby chic papers with the Tim Holtz lost n found papers, I seriously LOVE these papers. Kellita has been coloured to look like Kell, so the red hair, blueish green eyes, the jeans since you always wear them hehe. I even did her skin pale and doesnt she just look stunning!!
Now of course what is a hop without prizes??? 2 lucky commenters will get the chance to win this SPECIAL EDITION KELLITA!!! All you have to do is comment on each card. The winners will be announced on Saturday the 7th August on the Tickled Pink Blog so make sure you leave comments on each blog to be in the chance to win her.

This is your last stop on the hop! I hope you all have enjoyed seeing everyones creations, A big thank you to all the TPS and LLB dt for coming together and making this so fabulous! And in some more exciting news starting today for a limited time and a limited amount of lolitas will be available in DIGI!! So pop on over here at 5pm tonight to check it out!!!!!

Oh and one more thing....Kellie "Knock knock"

Edited to add Kellie was very suprised today when I drove 2 hours and rocked up on her door step with BAGS of presents from all tps and LLB dt heheh YAY!!

{Please note Kellita is a limited edition digi and is not available for sale}

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What youTooootin about Wednesday with Club Anya & Friends

So new this month at Club Anya & friends is Wednesday Tutorials! This week I am bringing you a tutorial on Easel cards which my BFF showed me how to make and now I love them! I love making easel cards! They look so fabulous to display dont they!
I cut my first piece of card stock to 5.5inch x 11 inch and fold in half
  • then I fold the top half in half again and that gives you your scored line
  • then grab another piece of card stock and cut it to 5.5x5.5 inch that is the piece you decorate with paper and image etc.
  • Once finished stick it to the the scored line from earlier.
  • Then decorate your bottom piece with dp and I normally use a sentiment mounted to hold card up.VOILA! Oh my gosh I hope that made sense heheh make sure you hop over here to check it all out. I have used my fav creeper Tuesday who is now available from the TGF store!!! She is just so sassy I love her!! I also used The sweet stop sketch for this card, I am loving their sketches!

Im also loving my magnolia Doo hickey dies, I cant stop using the flower one I love it sooo much!! I also used the tag & lace one on this card.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Mania Morphing with Joni Wilson

{{This is my second post today, please scroll down for the TGF anniversary hop}}
This weeks Monday Mania is hosted by Joni Wilson, the challenge she has set is Morphing! For example head swapping or altering a qualifying TGF image! How fun is that, I always have wanted to try this! And of course if you play along there is a chance for you to win a single rubber stamp of your choice from the TGF store. Dont forget to load your cards into the Galleria so we can see them.

I have used Odette's head with Maria's body! I think it totally suits her dont you! I used my Tim Holtz shabby chic papers {so loving these} I also used 4 of the Magnolia doo hickey dies on my card, these are so much fun, and Im loving having a hand made lookinfg flower instead of my roses. You can get Doo hickey dies from here.

Happy Birthday TGF & Release Day YAY!!

Happy Birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear TGF
Happy Birthday to you...!!!
Hip Hip Hooray!
Today is such an exciting day {and boy do I feel super special to be apart of all this fun} not only is it TGF's 2nd birthday its also Release day WHOOO HOOO!!!! It's also the customer blog hop day today too so make sure you pop over to TGF for the full hop list!
I have used Rachels cupcake Digi which is also released today Yippeee! I have used my distress inks to colour her, and i cant remember the name of my papers i used??? um something celebration? LOL Isnt cupcake Anya just the cutest and perfect for TGF's birthday celebrations! Now dont forget ALL new releases-Creepers, Flirty, Later Sk8er and Rachel'sCupcake digi are all now available in the store, we will be chatting on PCP from 7-8 pm CST and prizes will be announced the following morning.
Yay so much fun, can you even handle it?? Im so excited!!
Come back later for my Monday Mania post :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

GREAT NEWS at Tickled Pink Stamps!!

Well you have been asking and we have been listening! For a limited time ONLY we will have a Lil Lolita Digital Release... WOOT WOOT... How exciting is that! There are conditions which are listed in the above sidebar and on the website all ready for the release..... One of Kellies main concerns is sharing of images, please be sure to read all the policies before making purchases.
WHEN will the sale start your wondering? Mark this in your calendar you wont want to MISS it! I will only be releasing a LIMITED amount of each image and sets starting.....
Thursday 5th August 2010 at 5pm *Victoria, Australian Time* {Which is also Kellie's Birthday} and will end Sunday 8th August 2010 at MIDNIGHT.
You will not want to miss this and more so with only a limited number being released per image! Come back here tomorrow for TGF's birthday celebrations whoo hoo!!