Monday, January 30, 2012

Cool Scraps Quick Page Contest - Edited

 You can download this freebie HERE - IT DOESN'T WORK -REDOING

Can you believe January is almost over???  YIKES.....Valentines Day will be here in two weeks and tax time is rapidly approaching.  Just finished up everything for the accountant today since our appointment is Thursday. Hoping we get a refund this year so I can go do some more craft shopping.......LOL

Here is a page I created for Cool Scraps Digital Quick Page Contest for January.  My first time doing one of these but I couldn't pass it up since the kit has my favorite colors of purple, was free for creating this quick page, and I get to download all the freebies from the participants, plus you can get great gift certificates.  Won't this be beautiful for one of my darling Lilly's albums!  If you like digital scrap-booking be sure to check it out.  Contest every month.  The beautiful "Oh My"  kit is by Cocotounette and is available for purchase at Cool Scrap Digital store and you can see all the quick pages for her kit in the Quick Page Gallery.

Almost 3 am here and I still have to get my entry turned in at Cool Scraps so better wrap it up for tonight.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Love & Hearts

Finally figured out how to post in Google Chrome.  Oh Geez! Sometimes life can be so challenging...LOL

This is gonna be quick cause I got to get up at 5:30 a.m. Don't remember getting up this early since I retired but I'm sure at one point or the other I have.  Everything used on this card is from my stash and the image is from the Spring Kit 2010 by Elisabeth Bell, collection for Whiff of Joy.  Colored with Copics.

Anything Goes -To the One I Love (BD card for Hubby tomorrow)
The Pixie Cottage - Love & Kisses or Sketch or Both
Elphine House - Anything Goes - Use Elisabeth Bell Image
Whiff of Joy - Love Is In The Air

I'm loving my class at CMC but I must say this new technique of flicking is not going as well as I'd hoped but I'm sure it's just that I need to practice more.

I'll be around to visit tomorrow afternoon as long as my laptop holds up.  The desktop has gone KAPUT so into the shop it goes tomorrow.  Hope you all are having a great week.  Be back soon.
"Love & Hugs" Granny (Carol)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Totally Confused - Testing

Just a quick post to let you know I'm having nightmare computer problems.  Could not leave comments on various blogs and was being told IE does not support some features in Blogger.  SOOOOOOO, I downloaded and installed Mozilla, still had the same problem.  Now I've downloaded Google Chrome and finally able to stop by and leave one comment this morning.  This has been going on for several days now so if I haven't been by, you know why.

Will be taking my laptop in to get it checked out to make sure I don't have a lot of conflicting problems with it along with the desktop too which is even worse condition........LOL  Boy, when I screw something up I'm really good at it.  I need a live-in computer technician!  Going have to figure out Chrome now.  Be back with a card later today if nothing goes wrong here.

"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cupid Girl Is On Her Way

Hi Everyone,  I got so absorbed in my new Copics class and practicing some new techniques and color combinations I've not checked in for a few days to see what's going on or play in any challenges.  Me bad! 
I've used some of the new shading techniques (for me they are new), new color combinations.

Got this adorable image I from The Paper Shelter along with some digi papers to make a thank you card for a dear friend of mine who doesn't like a lot of fuss and boy, was it hard not to really embellish this cutie.  Oh how I'm lovin these adorable and whimsical images.  They are so fun to work with!  The previous card I created using one of their digi's made Top 5 at Creatalicious Challenges.  Judy emailed me today to let me know and I was in 7th heaven.  Thank you CC for choosing my card for Top 5 and thanks Judy for letting me know.

Enough rattling for now and on to the card deets:
  • Image/Sentiment - Cupid Girl - The Paper Shelter  (sentiment inside)
  • DP - The Paper Shelter, Teal from stash
  • Medium - Copics:  Skin: E13, 11, 00, R20 - Clothes: RV06, 04, 02, 00, and Heart - Hair: YR 24, 31 Y21, 11, 00:  Glasses: BG13, 11, 000; Lens - C4, 2, 00, added Diamond Glaze for glass shine - Bow: E25, 23.  Aqua Spica Pen - Light Gray Chalk for cloud accents
  • Heart Doily with Teal DP
  • Flowers were cut from DP and shaped
That's pretty much everything about the card.  I am entering this in the following challenges:
There's Magic In The Air - Use an image with a heart
Flutter By Wednesday - Bright Colors, butterfly, angel, or fairy
7 Kids College Fund - Something new, technique, style, or product

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!  I'll be by soon to visit.
"Love & Hugs", Carol (Granny)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Challenges and Exciting News

Happy Sunday Evening!!  What a glorious weekend it has been.  Went to Kansas City yesterday and did some shopping then met the kids at a fantastic Italian restaurant named Bravo's to celebrate our anniversary.  We ate, opened our gifts, and got to play with Lilly the whole time.  Took a short walk around to see the gorgeous Christmas Tree and lights on every tree on the streets.  The weather was so mild and it was such a beautiful evening.  Ok, enough about

The inside of my card:

Just finished this card for a few challenges and hope you like it:
Elisabeth Bells World Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Used lace, flowers, and pearls
The image is from Bells'n Whistles - Fairy Fond Thoughts
CLP Sketch Challenge - Monthly Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

A few days ago I received an email titled "Angels" and followed the directions, never know if it's a fluke or a real thing.  Well, it must have been the real thing because I won the Free Copic class with Suzanne Dean from Renkata.  Doesn't get any better than this dear friends.  I hope all of you that might have received the angel email from someone that something wonderful and spectacular has occurred in your life.  If so, please let me know your good news regardless who sent it to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your day has been a good one, with an even better week to come.  I'm headed out blog hopping now to see what I've been missing out on these past few days.  Hope to see you back soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Amazing Candy from Renkata-Check It Out

My candy is a Copic class by Suzanne Dean at Color Me Creative Classroom.
You can choose from Class 1, or 2, or 3, or 4, or 5 HERE.
Just put your name in the Mr.Linky and I will choose a Winner on 7 Jan. 2012. Please spread the word about this Candy!
Now hop on over to Renkata and see some amazing colored projects she has to share with you.

Is this not one awesome candy treat!
"Hugs" Carol (Granny)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Polka Dot Girl - Spots & Stripes

I've always thought Karen at Karen's Doodles (spots & stripes challenge) had the cutest children images along with many others so I decided to start using the ones I have.  Amazing how many digi's we collect and then they sit idle on our computers cause we get distracted easily, at least I  Nope, no New Year's resolutions by me cause I never seem able to keep them.  So, I've set some goals for this year, short term, cause life has a way of getting in the way sometimes.  I had planned to enter this into the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge but the link was closed, (sobs) another missed opportunity. 

I've had this DP for ages and apologize for not remembering where I got it.  The copper is left over from my grandsons wedding invitations 2 years ago.  What does that tell ya.....Yep, guess you could say I'm a paper hoarder.  Colored with Copics, added a doily, flower, and gems from my stash and a Cheery Lynn flourish die.  Lots of stickles so I hope you can see the glitter and the shine of the copper in the DP.

That's it from me today.  Hope your week is fantastic and blessed with hidden treasures and to see you back again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)

ps. Yesterday we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and today in my 69th birthday so we are headed out dinner and then a party with the kids on Saturday. 
Oh my, I hope the next 25 don't go as fast as the last 25.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Magical New Year

Boy, this post has to be quick if I'm going to make the deadline for the Paper Shelter Challenge, A bow in less than 1 hour.  Also entering the challenge at Magical Monday, Anything Goes and Creatalicious Challenge, colors purple, green, pink and white.

If you want the deets on this card, please let me know and I'll get back with you real soon.

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)