Wednesday, October 31

Celebrate with a Cupcake!

At PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge blog, we are celebrating the 100th challenge with a {birthday} theme!!! Woohoo!!! The sponsors are Doodle Dragon Studios and My Heart Pieces. I used a Doodle Dragon digi on my card.
 
Celebrate One Cupcake at a Time
Closeup of the yummy cupcake!
inside the card
 Challenges:
~Basic Grey-anything goes (I used Lime Rickey paper)
~Here Come the Boys-punches and dies
~Whoopsi Daisy-punch it out
~Scrap Creations-pop it up
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~LEJ Designs-anything goes
~Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes
~Twisted Tuesday-anything goes
 
 Gotta make one more Halloween card (for hubby's son) and then I have to go get ready for this evening! Hubby's taking me out for something to eat and we have a couple of Halloween treat bags to drop off.
 
Have a safe night, everyone!!! Don't eat too many sweets and get a tummy ache!!!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Halloweenie Cutie

Happy Halloween
Challenges:
~Milk Coffee-Halloween
~Moving Along with the Times-too cute to spook
~Craft Punked-Halloween
~Dilly Beans-Halloween
~2 Sisters-Halloween
~Di's Digi Designs-Halloween
~My Time to Craft-Halloween
 
I made this card for this cutie! It's her first Halloween! It's my hubby's great-niece.
I didn't want to make a scary card and she loves giraffes,so there you go-a giraffe Halloween card!!
 
Have a great Halloween, everyone! 
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Tuesday, October 30

Thinking of You Today

Thinking of those in the path of SANDY. Please stay safe. There've been deaths already and that makes me sad. I'm thinking about those families today mourning the loss of their loved ones due to the weather.
 
The challenge this week at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE is {thinking of you} and as we're still in October and it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we'd like to see some PINK in your creation,too.
 
Praying For You
Challenges:
 ~C.R.A.F.T.-1 image, 2 designer papers, 2 flowers, 1 sentiment
~Just Keep on Creating-anything goes
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Dream Valley-glitter and bling
~Paper Pretties-bling
~Tammy's Scrapin' Corner-anything goes
~Anything Goes-anything goes
~Bearly Mine-flowers
~LEJ Designs-anything goes
~Shopping Our Stash-3D flower
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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We Got the SPIRIT!

The challenge is up at the {PIN}spirational Challenge blog. It's #31! And there's a DT call so read the whole blog entry for details!
The inspiring pic for this week is
. . . and here's my card!
 
Touchdown
Based on my sketch found HERE.
I used a digi from the sponsor Pink Cat Studio.
Challenges:
~Tuesday Throwdown-team spirit
~Paper Makeup Stamps-lots of layers
~Crafty Sentiments-seeing stars
~Deep Ocean-sports/outdoors
~Basic Grey-anything goes (I used Lime Rickey papers and stickers)
~Just Keep on Creating-anything goes
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Paper Playtime-anything goes
~Tammy's Scrapin' Corner-anything goes
~Totally Stampalicious-anything goes
 
Oh, and if you're following Lexi's hiding spots, here's the latest!
Tucked behind the laundry basket. That brown thing is her favorite stuffed toy, named Morse the Horse, a dead horse, of course. I sing a little song to her about Morse the Dead Horse! hehe! I'm silly, I know!! I talk and sing to her all day long, better than talking to myself, I think!!
Here she is saying a little prayer! Looks like it! She might be praying that I don't find her bone again, or maybe she's praying I stop singing to her! hehe!
 
Have a terrific Tuesday!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Monday, October 29

Saying Thanks!

At LOVE TO CREATE, the challenge is use {lots of layers}! The sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs and I've used one of her cutie images!
 
Thank You
 closeup, so you can see the layering on the leaves
Challenges:
~CYDI-giving thanks
~Divas By Design-use orange
~Simon Says-autumn leaves
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting/encouraging words
~By Lori Designs-thankful
~Card Makin' Mamas-anything goes
~Pattie's Creations-autumn colors
~Wags n Whiskers-fall colors
~2 Sisters-fall colors

So, that's an easy-peasy challenge isn't it!!! Check out the challenge blog to see the other design team member's layer-riffic creations!

Also, just want to say a big thank-you to all of you who read my blog. I wish I could be next to each of you and give you a big hug!
Today's not turning out the best for me (sleepless night) and the weather is starting to get me down. Please, think good thought or say a prayer for me.
I just may have to make my good old trusted Mac N Cheese to help me out of this.
It's my comfort food! Do you have a comfort food?

Saying a prayer for those having to deal with Hurricane Sandy!!! Oh my, stay safe!!!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Linkies

~Make your own CHEVRONS
~Gift Box tutorial
~Make a box to hold cards or photos

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Sunday, October 28

Me!!!!



(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
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 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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It's YOUR Special Day!

...so...

Relax & Enjoy Your Day
closup
The pocket is hidden inside and can hold money or a gift card.
Digi by Sassy Studio Designs
Challenges:
~Bearly Mine-easel card
~Crafty Sentiments-recycle it
(the tag came from a piece of clothing I bought.Couldn't bear to throw it away!
That's good because it came in handy for this card!)
~Creative Card Crew-fancy folds
~Flourishes-birthday card
~Charisma Cardz-anything but a square card
~Happy Camper-shabby chic
~DYSU-embossing
~Challenge Up Your Life-hidden pocket

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Hey there, buddy!

 The challenge this week at PILE IT ON is for the {birthday boy}. Create a card for a man or boy to celebrate their special day!
Mine really doesn't actually SAY Happy Birthday, but I think it would be great as a birthday card!
The sponsor is Dude Time Doodles and I've used one of their digis.
 
Enjoy the Ride
Challenges:
~Ladybug Crafts-P is for... PUPPY
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-anything goes (with a masculine twist)
 ~Fab N Funky-animal
~Brown Sugar-anything goes
~Crafty Catz-male card
~Fussy and Fancy Friday-anything goes
~Card Makin' Mamas-anything goes card
~Allsorts-stitching
~A Gem of a Challenge-polka dots/spots
 
Here's Lexi watching the traffic go by.
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Saturday, October 27

It'll Soon be Christmas,Santa!

Craftyhazelnut's got a NEW Christmas blog started!!! She'll be having a monthly anything goes challenge.(challenges start in JANUARY!!)
Well, of course, it HAS to be a Christmas- or Holiday-related card,
but you can use ANY image, technique, style,or whatever your heart desires!!
 
Check it out HERE and become a follower, play along and get your holiday cards done, a little at a time during the year. And...you could end up winning some prizes in the process! Wahoo!!!

Here's a Christmas card I made today.

Santa Baby
 closeups

Digi by Sassy Studio Designs
Challenges:
~Christmas Card Challenges-bow
~Cards for Men-sketch

~Vintage Elusions-lace
~Anything Goes-make own embellisment (snowflake)
~C.R.A.F.T.-1 image, 2 designer papers, 2 flowers, 1 sentiment
~Dare to Be Sassy-pink Christmas
~Crafty Ann's-Christmas
~Winter Wonderland-3 different punches (fancy corner, round corner, snowflake)
~Just Keep On Creating-Chrismas
~Christmas Crafting-button and twine

...as I'm getting ready to post this to my blog I'm listening to CHRISTMAS music! YES!!!
I usually wait until we get our first snow OR the first of November, but couldn't hold out any longer!!
(listening to Christina Aguilera singing O Holy Night, beautiful song!)

Ohhh, and if you're wondering what Miss Lexi did with her bone today!
Well, just look at this face!

She is getting cheeky with her hiding places! She LITERALLY hid it under my nose! As I was sitting in my chair at my craft desk, she dropped it behind the waste basket.
Too easy, Lexi, and you know it!!!!

Have a happy Saturday!!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Can You Keep a SECRET!?

At DRUNKEN STAMPERS, the challenge is {secrets}.
 
Create a card with a secret hidden somewhere! Here's mine!
 I used a digi from The Digi Garden.
 
 
Here's what's inside when you OPEN it!
 
Be sure to check out the challenge blog and check out the Team Mojito's creations!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Friday, October 26

CAS stands for...

Clean and...SWEET!!
 
Happy Halloween!
Challenges:
~Craftymess-Halloween
~Papercraft Junkies-Halloween
~Come and Get It-Halloween
~Eclectic Ellapu-Halloween
~Robyn's Fetish-Halloween
~Whoopsi Daisy-Halloween
~Lexi's Creations-Halloween
 
...and speaking of Lexi, here's my little Lexi, my partner in a game of Hide and Seek!
She hides her bone every day and I have to find it!
 
She hid it today in the living room between the sofa and endtable!
 
Hope you have a great crafty weekend, everyone!
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Loving the Gingerbread!!

At CHRISTMAS STAMPIN' ALL YEAR LONG, the challenge this week is {circles}.
*blog NOT updated yet.I'll let you know when it is...
The sponsor is Meljen's Designs. I used a cute gingerbread house! Yum!
 
Challenges:
~Created With Love-something sweet
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Friday
~Crafty Ann's-Christmas
~Stamping For the Weekend-anything goes
 ~Just Keep On Creating-Christmas
~Brown Sugar-anything goes
~Pause Dream Enjoy-candy-licious
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Stay Warm!

Warm Winter Wishes
 closeup
digi by Designed 2 Delight
Challenges:
~Delightful Inspiration-progressive challenge
~Fashionista-anything goes
~Paper Makeup Stamps-weather (it's snowing!)
~Stamp N Doodle-ribbon and twine
~Crafty Ribbons-Christmas
~Crafty Ann's-Christmas
~Sweet N Sassy-stitching
~Christmas Crafting-buttons and twine
~Stamp And Create-winter wonderland

Happy Friday!!!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Thursday, October 25

Oh yes! It's the Tooth Fairy!

I didn't know the Tooth Fairy was a guy! Did you?? Well, looks like he is!
 
Remember Getting Excited
About Losing a Tooth?
 closeup of image
inside reads:
digi from Hambo called Tooth Fairy
Challenges:
~Hambo Hoedown-hexagons
~Basic Grey-sparkle (I used Paper Cottage 6x6 paper)
~Catch the Bug-BINGO (3 or more paper, sentiment, starts with P-paper piecing)
~Totally Gorjuss-bling it on (Stickles glitter)
~Craft Your Passion-fairies and fantasy
~Eureka-things with wings
~Papertake Weekly-fireworks (glitter, sparkle)
~Crafts and Me-fantasy creatures
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-anything goes (and masculine twist)
~Divas By Design-use some orange
 
Here's Lexi's latest hiding spot for her dog bone...
...behind the TV!
 
Oh my, the weather is TERRIBLE here today!!! Raining and windy!!! I had to go out for a couple of things but HATED the thought of it! But, I did it! Posted a letter for hubby and got myself some new makeup!!! Yay! That was the fun part of the trip!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Autumn Thanks

The challenge this time at MY HEART PIECES is {use ribbon}.
I used the stamp called Baby Bee Enjoy the Fall.
 
Thanks
Challenges:
~Allsorts-autumn colors
~Opus Gluei-leaves
~Crafty Cardmakers-fall (not Halloween)
~Cupcake Crafts-paper piecing
~Eureka-things with wings
~Crazy Amigo-clouds
 
Be sure to check out the challenge blog and pull out some ribbon and play along!
 
Yesterday, I had a tough time finding Lexi's bone. But, after scouring the house at least three times, I finally found it!

Here she is napping only as Lexi knows how to! Don't you just wish you could lay on the floor and stick your arms up in the air and take a nap whenever you feel like it!? I do!
 
Have a terrific Thursday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Wednesday, October 24

Treasure

Where Your Treasure Is,
There Your Heart Will be Also
Challenges:
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting, encouraging words
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ-peace John 16:33
~Critter Sketch-embossing
~Just Keep on Creating-anything goes
~Fashionista-anything goes
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Linkies

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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2 U

The challenge this week at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge blog is {ribbons and/or buttons}.I've used both. The sponsors are Di's Digi Downloads and Doodle Dragon Studios. My digi is from Doodle Dragon Studios.

Happy Birthday 2 U
Challenges:
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-anything masculine
 ~Fussy and Fancy Friday-anything goes
~QKR Stampede-animal
~One Stop Craft-anything goes
~Lollipop Crafts-birthday
~Paper Pretties-masculine
~Just Keep on Creating-anything goes

Here's another hiding place from yesterday,too.
There are certain rooms in the house that she isn't allowed in, but she'll run in and drop her bone and leave.So cute!
She hid it again this morning and I've searched the house high and low and CANNOT find it!!!

Happy Hump Day, everyone! 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Tuesday, October 23

Sweet!!

Here's a delicious card for the Holidays! I LOVE gingerbread houses and gingerbread men, women and kids!! Anything gingerbread, I love! I'll show you loads of pics during the Holidays of all my gingerbread decorations!! Can't wait to get them out!!!!
Come on CHRISTMAS!!!
 
Wishing You Sweet Holiday Memories
closeup
Challenges:
 ~Fresh Brewed-Christmas
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
~Poodle's Parlour-anything goes
~Stamptacular Sunday-anything goes
~Created with Love-something sweet
~Fashionista-anything goes
~OLLCB-Christmas sentiment
 
Hubby bought me a SINGER sewing machine yesterday and, of course, I just HAD to use it today on my card!!  Thanks hubby! I love you!
 
Oh, and here's Miss Lexi's new hiding place for her bone...
...under my desk! Too easy, Lexi!!! I found it real FAST!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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