Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Release Day for "Cupid's Corner" at Pixie Dust Studio!

It's Finally Here! I was so excited when I saw this newest release, and I couldn't wait to ink them up!
I have one more card to share today!
This is "Jar of Hearts". Isn't it delicious! So much fun to color! The talented Pixies have more eye candy for you! Stop by their blogs. Their links are in my sidebar.
Don't forget to stop by The Pixie Dust Studio and pick up "Cupid's Corner" Today!!!!

Our New Pixies!
Welcome to the Pixie Team!
February Guest Designer

Creative Cowgirls- Love is in the Air/Valentines  (Sun.)
Paper Play Challenges- Layer It Up (Thurs.)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges- Anything Goes  (Wed.)
My Time to Craft- Emboss, Emboss, Emboss!  (Tues.)
Pile It On- Punch It 
Crafty Sentiments Designs- My Favorite Things (Hearts and Punches)  (Thurs.)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day Two:Sneak Peeks for Cupid's Corner" at Pixie Dust Studio!

Today I am showcasing two cards from the soon to be released collection "Cupid's Corner".

The first features "Lover Boy". Isn't he Gorgeous!!!!! Swoon! I couldn't resist giving him a "five o'clock shadow"! LOL

Craft Your Days Away- Love  (Sat.)
Charisma Cardz- Valentines/Love  (Thurs.)
Mark's Finest Papers- Valentine Card  (Fri.)
Tellen's Place- Make It for the Guys  (Fri.)
Aud Sentiments- Sentiment with a Love theme  (Wed.)
Simply Create- Give Your Heart Away  (Fri. Feb.11)
Digi Doodles Shop's Best- Swirls  (Thurs.)
Southern Girls- Dry Embossing  (Thurs.)

The next card is...
"Love is in the Air", and it features another of Kathy's adorable Pixies! How do you like her shoes? They were inspired by Helena Bohnam Carter at the Golden Globes. She wore one red shoe and one green shoe on the Red Carpet!
What will inspire you in your cardmaking? Need help? See what the Pixies have for you! Their links are in my sidebar.
Stop by tomorrow! It's Release Day at the Pixie Dust Studio! I'll have another peek for you, and all of the new digis will be available for purchase!

Delicious Doodles- Spots or Stripes (Fri.)
Lexi's Creations- Valentines  (Sat.)
Freshly Brewed- Photo Inspiration  (Wed.)
Fab'n Funky -Delight in Your Digi  (Wed.)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day One: Sneak Peeks for "Cupid's Corner" at Pixie Dust Studio and...

.....Happy Birthday to me! It's Day One of Sneak Peeks, and it's also my B'Day!
This image is "The Notebook". Do you remember the movie? It's one of my faves! Did you know that the "Kiss" scene won "Best Kiss" at the People's Choice Awards? The acceptance on stage actually rivaled the scene in the movie!
This collection is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day that you need a card  for a special someone. Wouldn't this image make a sweet anniversary or engagement card! Check out Pixie Joyce's blog for more inspiration. She has the cutest project to share! I'll have more peeks for you tomorrow and for the release day on Sunday. Hope to see you here! Pixie Hugs!
Stamp Fairy- Circles and More Circles  (Sun.)
Pile It On- Love is in the Air  (Sun.)
Pixie Cottage- Flower  (Wed.)
Paper Play Challenges- Layer It Up!  (Thurs.)
Simply Create- Give Your Heart Away (heart border)  (Fri.)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Who's the Chef? this Week at Pixie Dust Studio!

It's not me! LOL Hubby does the cooking around here! Lucky me! I do bake and occasionally cook.

I chose "Baker Fairy" from The Goodies Collection at Pixie Dust Studio. It was so much fun coloring her wings! I also got to use my brand new MS "Heartbeat" punch on this card. How will you interpret this week's theme? Need some inspiration? Check out the blogs of our talented DT. Their links are in my sidebar. Link your card or project HERE for a chance to win a free digi and a Winner's Badge for your blog. Tomorrow is the last day to enter your application if you'd like to be a Pixie. All the deets are HERE.
Stop by on Saturday, Jan. 29. Sneak Peeks begin for Kathy's newest release "Cupid's Corner"! You are going to LOVE it! It's perfect for Valentine's Day! See you then! Hugs
Creative Belli- P is for Pink  (Wed.)
Stamp Something- Cute Somethings (over)
Whoopsi Daisy- Valentine and Love (Sun.)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Button Up" at Pixie Dust Studio this Week!

Use buttons on your card or project this week.

I found the cutest, teeniest buttons at Hobby Lobby. They were in my stash, and I thought they would be just perfect for this card.

The digi I chose is from the newest Pixie Dust Collection "Dino-mite. It's called "Friendship is Dinomite". It's available now in the Pixie Dust Studio.
Enter this week's challenge HERE and you could win a digi of your choice and a Winner's Badge for your blog! Need inspiration? Check out the Pixies' creations! Their links are in my sidebar.
Would you like to be a Pixie? Kathy is having a DT Call! The  deets are HERE. The call ends Jan. 28.

My card is entered in these challenges:
1. Pile It On- Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Love theme
3. SSDS- Anything Goes
4. Stamp Something -Anthing Goes (over)
5. Pixie Cottage- Who Do You Love?
6. Penny's Challenges- Anything Goes
7. Truly Scrumptious- Pink, Brown, Green

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

My dear friend, Elizabeth, owner and designer of Softpencil Designs, gave me this award!
Thank you, Elizabeth! Now I have to tell you 7 boring things about myself. LOL

1. Like Elizabeth, I cut my own hair. I have always cut my husband's hair and my sons' but not until about 5 years ago did I start cutting my own hair. It was around Christmas, and I had planned to go to the hairdressers, but it snowed, and I couldn't get out of the driveway. So in desperation, I cut it myself! I had watched hairdressers cut my hair in the past, so I didn't feel too intimidated. I can even do layers front and back!

2. I have been in the same Bunco group for 23 years. We meet once a month to roll dice, chat, and eat delicious food.

3. I am a procrastinator. When something is looming over my head instead of tackling it right away, I start cleaning anything and everything that doesn't move. Usually I'll start in the bathroom. I have it down to a science, and I can clean the entire room in 15 minutes. Hubby always asks when he sees me whirlwind cleaning, "What are you putting off that you should be working on?" Actually cleaning is mindless work, and I'm able to think a lot of things through before beginning a task. 

4. I LOVE chocolate! I have to eat at least two pieces every day. My favorite are the Hershey's Nuggets with milk chocolate on the bottom and dark on top. I keep them in the freezer.

5. I love my kids and grandkids sooo much. I pray for them all the time. Someone once said that a mother's prayers are like a bright shining star shooting straight to Heaven. I certainly hope so.

6. Hubby spoils me. He cooks for me, and I clean up afterward. Before starting college he worked as a cook. He cooks fast too! He hates cleaning up afterward, and I don't mind at all. I do enjoy baking. I love making desserts. I have made three wedding cakes and a huge engagement cake for my children over the past five years. 

7. I read every night before I go to sleep. Right now I am reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I heard about the book on NPR (National Public Radio) and one of my Bunco friends had just finished reading it, so she lent it to me.

Now I need to pick 15 victims Blog friends to send this award to:
Patty J-who was one of my very first followers
Beth- (Nana's Memories and More) who shares stories and pix of her family and "Mr. Bear"
Lorraine- who always leaves such sweet comments on my blog
Georgia-my BFF and fellow Bunco buddy
Chris Veneruso- who always makes me laugh!
To 4 members of the S2G DT whom I had the honor of working with for 12 months:
Anne who also served on S2G and inspires me with her creations and challenges she participates in.
Beth (Itsabrt) who regularly visits my blog and leaves such nice comments
Melissa who served with me on S2G and now on Pixie Dust Studio DTs
Kathy Owner and Illustrator of Pixie Dust Studio who allows me to work with her fabulous images every week
Ileana who makes such gorgeous projects
Jennifer Scull a former S2g member who always makes lemonade out of lemons
Big Hugs to you all and to all of my followers who make my life so happy!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Would You Like to be a Pixie?

Pixie Dust Studio is having a DT Call!

Pixie is looking for 4 new Pixies and it could be YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spread the word and get your desiging shoes on!! We would love to hear from you!!

Details below!!

Also you will find a free Pixie Digi  on Kathy's blog for you to play with as a thank you for your entry into the Pixie DT process. Enjoy her..she is a creative little Pixie with a heart of gold. She enjoys singing and creating flower petal dollies. She is sure to make you smile!
Apply for the Pixie Design Team!
Email your application to

Put Pixie DT in your email subject line

Include this info...
• How long have you been doing Paper Crafts??
• Do you sell any paper craft products?? If so what, and do you have a link?
• What other, if any, Design Teams do you belong to??
• What are you looking for in a Digi Design Team??
• If you have a blog, website ,esty shoppe.. please attach links!
• Please attach 3 samples of some paper crafts that you have done in the past. One of the designs MUST be a Pixie Dust Studio Digital can find one FREE on Kathy's Blog post.
• Contact info: Name and email!:)

Please contact Kathy with any questions you may have.

The deadline is January 28th. Invitations will be sent to the new team members.
The new team will be announced on February 1st!!!

As a DT Pixie you will get every collection to play with. Your requirements will be to provide Pixie Dust Studio with two designs per each collection Release..two collections a MONTH. Plus, play in each weekly challenge with a project to display on our Pixie Challenge Blog.

We have a ton of fun and would love to play along with some talented and friendly Future Pixies!! Can't wait to MEET YA!!

Its "Dino-mite" Release Day at Pixie Dust Studio!

Today's the day!

The Pixie Dust Dino-mite Collection is available in the Studio NOW!

I used the new digi image "Paris the Cave Girl". Isn't she cute with her little Dino pet!
This card is entered in:
1. Sketch & Stash- Sketch
2. Pile It On- Cute Children
3. Cupcake Craft- Something New (digi and DP)
4. Secret Crafter- Tons of Texture

Next I have "Princess Dino". She would make the perfect birthday card for any little Princess!
I have entered her in these challenges:
1. Fuzzy Wuzzy- Use an Animal
2. Creative Cowgirls- Something New (digi)
3. PaperPlay Challenge- Cutie Patootie
4. Pollycraft Challenge- New Things (digi)
5. Top Tip Tuesday- Anything Goes
6. The Pink Elephant- Pink, Orange, and Aqua

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge and Sneak Peek

If you are a Pixie Dust Fan you recognize Wink, the cute little Teddy Bear. He is featured in the digi "My Love is Dino-mite" from the "Dino-mite Collection" which will be released on Friday.

This week's challenge is "Let's Play Tag". Add a tag to your card or project or make a tag. The sentiment is what I tell my four year old grandson every time I see or talk to him.
Link your project HERE and you could win the digi of your choice and a Winner's Badge for your blog!
Need inspiration? The talented Pixies have much to share. Their links are in my sidebar.

Stop by tomorrow for more peeks of the newest release :"The Dino-mite Collection"! Available in the Pixie Dust Studio tomorrow!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Sweet Stop- Sketch
2. Cupcake Craft Challenge- Something new (digi and DP)
3. Delicious Doodles- Something new (digi and DP)
4. Stamp Fairy- Layers and Buttons
5. Southern Girls Challenge- Totally Loved Up

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day One of Sneak Peeks for the Dino-mite Collection!

This is "Patton the Cave Boy". He is my first Sneak Peek in Kathy's newest collection at the Pixie Dust Studio, "Dino-mite"! Kathy has done it again! Each collection is cuter than the last! Check out the rest of the Pixies and see which digis they have chosen to showcase today. Their links are in my sidebar. Also stop by tomorrow for more peeks and the release day on Friday.
I am also entering this card in these challenges:
1. Friday Sketchers- Sketch
2. Pile It On- Cute Children
3. Kaboodle Doodles- Do It with Digis
4. Incy Wincy Designs- Go Dotty 
5. One Stop Craft Challenge- Card for a Child
6. Stamp Something- Use a digi
7. Digi Doodle Shop- Buttons

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ghost of Christmas Past

I am late, late, late! I meant to post pix of my Christmas decorations earlier. I really did, but life got in the way. DDs were both in town for the holidays! :) This was one of the best Christmases ever, because our dear grandchildren were here!  I (Cat) told A that we lived in a Christmas house. LOL
A loved all of the decorations. Here he is in our sunroom.

Lighthouses. I keep them out all year. Just add a tree at Christmas and a decorative rug.

Christmas decals on windows.

"Reason for the Season"

Bears like to dress up for the holidays too!

Cards hung on wicker baker's rack. My daughter was going to toss it during one of her many moves, but I rescued it.

Small loveseat in corner with Christmas afghan and pillow.

Doorway leading to kitchen.

Checking out the Christmas village in our family room.

Ooops! Now who could have knocked the engine over?????

Our tree. It acutally has 70 less ornaments on it than it had last year. DSs both got trees this year, so their ornaments were passed on. I buy them a new ornament each year, and they receive some from relatives.

Wreath on door leading to garage.


Closeup of mantle.


Sofa table

Table deco. (Gift from DBIL)

Staircase leading to livingroom.

Pix of our two best presents and paper gingerbread house that I made last year. Photo in center is my adorable great nephew.

Advent calendars. I made one for each of our four children and one for Hubby and me. Each card has favorite pix of the kids growing up, and I even remembered to write the date they were taken!

Our new tree for the holidays. This pic really doesn't do it justice. It is gorgeous in real life!

Here is a closeup. It looks like it's covered in snow. 

So pretty!

Another Teddy beside the tree.
View from kitchen looking into livingroom.

Snowglobe train. I absolutely LOVE snowglobes!

Centerpiece on kitchen island.
I just love Christmas decorations! The house always seems so sad and empty when it's time to pack everything away.