Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I Miss You

Happy Wednesday
All of my blogging friends.

I have been pretty busy this past week. I finally seem to be falling back into the regular routine. Summer kinda threw me off a bit - and I didn't even know it. But it's nice to have my daughter back in school and back to a regular schedual. Hope everyone else is doing good aswell.

Today is new challenge day at : Fab 'n Funky
This week's challenge is a recipe challenge.
1 - Ribbon
2 - Patterned Papers
3 - Buttons, brads or gems

Here is what I came up with :
Isn't he sweet??!!
Love this little fella...
I used the sketch this week from The Sweetest Thing :

And I am also entering this card for the Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes challenge

Well, I do hope you will join us over at : Fab 'n Funky
We would love to see you!!

Have a great day!!

Big Hugs
~Alexis


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thinking of You...

Hey Y'all
(that's my impression of a Southerner. LOL!)
It's Wednesday and today is none other than a new challenge at :

This weeks challenge is to create a project that is hard for you. The interprettation is totally up to you. It may be a new technique that is hard for you, a hard theme or a concept that you shy away from. Either way, this week is sure to get the juices flowing.

I decided to go with a Sympathy card. Always needed and I have a really hard time making them. I settled on this little cutie :
Soft, muted and clean and simple

I used the sketch from The Sweetest Thing :


I am also entering this card over at :
Anything Goes - anything goes challenge
Scrap Creations  - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Creature Comforts
The Pink Elephant - inspiration challenge
(I was inspired by the texture and the pattern)

Well, I do hope you will come over and play with us at

Hope to see you there!!
Bug Hugs!!
~ Alexis




Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bonsai Bear

Happy Wednesday,
It's challenge day at Fab 'n Funky
this week we are doing a bingo challenge.
I went with : Embellishment, Digi Image and Flower(s)

This week the sponsor was Just Some Lines
I decided to play along with the challenge using Bonsai Bear

I used the current sketch over at The Sweetest Thing

Here is a detail shot of the little tulle trim on the bottom :
and the Copics I used :


I hope you like this little baby card.
Have a great day!!
We hope you will go over and join in the fun!!





Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aaaahhh Nuts!!

Happy Wednesday.
You know what that means...
It's a new challenge over the Fab 'n Funky
This week we were challenged to create a funny card.
It was harder than I thought it would be.
But I settled for this :


and the inside :

I thought it was kinda funny??!!
What do you think?

I used the sketch from Paper Sundaes
I am also entering this card in the Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes challenge

Now go and run over and link up all of those funny cards.
Have a great day

~ Alexis


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heartfelt Wishes

Tuesday, after a long weekend, ugg!!
But I do have a little beauty to show you today.

I used the layout and a take on the black and white with a pop of color.
It also qualifies for the current Color Splash challenge at : Playdate Cafe


Well, I should be going. It's a work day and I need to get to work.
Happy thoughts and keeping my fingers crossed that this week passes quickly and Friday is here before we know it.

Take care!!
~ Alexis

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Sweet Stop

Just a quick post, I'm trying to get reading to run out the door and get ome groceries but I wanted to post this before I forgot.

I made this card a few days ago and have forgotten to post it.
I used the sketch over at The Sweet Stop
Here it is :

I love Penny Black and this image is no exception!!
I am also entering this for the Friendship challenge at : 2 Sisters 1 Blog

Gotta run.
Thanks for popping by.
~ Alexis



Hello Friend

Hello, hello...
I have been busy these past few days crafting away.
It has been great!!!

Here is another card for you.
I followed the Totally Gorjuss sketch
And I am entering it in the
Emerald Fairies : Buttons challenge

Well, I should run. Hopefully I will get more time to create before this weekend is over.
Have a great day.

~ Alexis


Sunday, September 4, 2011

One Mouse - Two Syles

Today I have something a little fun for you. I have taken the same stamp and made two completely different looking cards.

Here is the first :
I used the sketch from Just Add Ink


And for the second card :

I used the sketch from Just Us Girls
and the glitter and bling inspiration at Stampin' Royalty
Well, I hope you like these cute little mice cards.

Have a great day!!
As always, thanks for stopping by.

~ Alexis


Oh Baby!!

Good Morning,

Hope that everyone is enjoying their Sunday. Isn't Sunday the best??!!
Love Sunday!!
I woke up this morning with a sore back. My husband got a new T.V. and he needed my help carrying it up the stairs last night. Between the t.v. and the stand, my back is killing me. But any hoo, I don't have much on the go today so a little R & R will definitly be in order.

Okay, well, enough about that!!!
Let's get on to the good stuff. I am in need of a few baby cards in my stash so I thought I would play along with the current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon : I Got You, Babe.
Here's my take :


Don't you just love this Martha Stewart elephant punch? I do!!
I also used the sketch from Clean and Simple : FTL186

I made another version of the same card aswell :

I am also entering this card over at

Have a great day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

~Alexis

Saturday, September 3, 2011

We Remember the Moments

Happy Saturday!!
Ahhh, I love the long weekends.
And the weather is going to be great too!!
Love it!!!!

This morning my snoring was driving my dear husband crazy so I got out of bed early and had a few hours of quiet crafting. It was great. I managed to create a few cards and I am going to show you one now.



And I am also entering this card in the following challenges :
Well, I hope you like this card. I am off the enjoy another tea and then get ready for the day. I am having a girly day with my mom and sister. We are going to a fabulous yoga class and then off for mani/ pedi's in the afternoon.
Have a great day!! Share a smile!!

~Alexis





Thursday, September 1, 2011

Back to School - Cool Blue

Hello lovely ladies (and gentlemen - if there are any...)

Today I am going to show you a fun and cute card that I made for my niece. She lives in Alberta, Canada and has already gone back to school but I haven't mailed this off yet. What can I say, better late than never.

I always like to get my nieces a little something for back to school. This year was no differrent. I phoned my sister and asked what she thought I should get for my niece this year. She is 9. She said that the best thing I could do was to make her some beaded bracelets and send them up. (I was with my niece in the summer and we made beaded stretchy bracelets and apparantly she has not taken hers off since we saw her. LOL) So thats what I did. I made about 10 of them and they are going in the mail today.

Here is the card that will accompany them :


Blue is my niece's favourite color so I hope she likes this.
Here is a quick snapshot of the inside :


I used the sketch from The Sweetest Thing :
(flipped on it's side)

I am also entering this card in the following challenges :
Wee Memories : Back to school
Totally Gorjuss : As you like
Stamp Something : Back to school

Okay, well I better run!!
Have a great day.

~Alexis