Friday, December 30, 2011

Feelin' Blue?

Well, I sure am....but in a good way. Blue is the 'color of the week' for the new Challenge at MelJen's Designs.
I love this cute lil 'Cozy Winter Wolf Pup' image from Melissa. Just perfect for a Christmas Thank You card.

So c'mon and join us at MelJen's in Singin' the BLUES for Challenge #90.

Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is filled with Blue Skies no matter what your weather...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ring Out the Old;Ring In the New

It's an End of Year Mini Release and Sale at Doodle Pantry. 50% off all Digital Images (excludes watermarks and Custom) and a Free Adorable Hummingbird Image, 'Lil Hummer', with any purchase, Dec 29-31. You will definitely want to go see her new images, especially the with purchase Freebie.
These cute lil Caterpillar Friends, 'Caterpillar Hugs', are one of the new images offered. This set comes pre-colored and B/W with several sentiments and the 2 coordinating digi papers used here.

Laurie has a great new Jan 1st Release and Challenge planned with more of her great images at THE DOODLE PANTRY.

Thanks for Stopping by and Hope you Have a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year's Holiday.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Here We Go A Caroling . . .

I think the music of Christmas is just about my favorite way to celebrate the Season of our Savior's Birth. Music  is the Highlight of the festivities, whether it be listening to my CD's or singing in the Choir. It's just not Christmas without the music. I was working in the Middle School Cafeteria yesterday and heard a young man humming, "Deck the Halls" quietly to himself. Nothing brings the joy of Christmas to our hearts like Christmas Carols. That being said, the design team at MelJen's was ecstatic to find out the new release and challenge this week  is 'Christmas Carols'.

Away in a Manger is probably one of the very first Christmas Carols a child learns or recognizes. I teamed up Melissa's new digital image, Away in a Manger with the Nativity Stable from last week's release. I paper-pieced the Stable and added lots of festive glitter to the hay, stars and here and there. The background 'sheet music' is exactly that...I found it on the Internet, saved on the computer and then imported and resized before printing to use as a background. .99 musical note punch from Walmart was just perfect for this I thought.

Well, I liked the way the card turned out and hopefully it was worth it ... I did a 'dummy' and screwed up my laser printer when I accidentally got adhesive on the drum while doing the paper piecing. Now everything I print has a black smudge down one side. I hope we are able to fix it. Grrrrrrr--I hate it when I do something stupid....especially 'expensive' stupid things, but generally I do go above and beyond when I do stupid things....Just ask my Dad, I've always been an over-achiever in that department. I'm the reason he always had warranties on things around the house. Even brand-new lawn mower blades take exception to running over a concrete pipe sticking up out of the ground.

Thanks for Stopping By and May Your Days Be Merry And Bright . . .