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Friday, November 27, 2015

Flower Jar

Hi all!
Welcome to this week's Challenge No. 30 - Altered Jar at Zuri Artsy Craftsy Challenge Blog! What fun, right!?!
I thought it the perfect opportunity for making a jar to hold all my pretty flowers and this was the PERFECT image for it! I. Mean. Perfect! Ha! Wicked awesome! Check out my DT project for the challenge:
Click on the images for a closer look!


Recipe
Image: Marjorie from ZuriDigitalStamps
Darice Nesting Rectangles
Flowers are from Paper Temptress
Ribbons and card stock are from my stash
Jar is special! It's one I inherited from my mother. :)
Just so you know, after it was all said and done, I'm kinda regretting shoving my pretty flowers in there! I'm not sure I'll be able to get them out! But doesn't it look pretty for now? Especially sitting on the shelf in my craft room along with these and these. :)
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I'd like to enter my jar into these challenges, if I may please:
613 Avenue CreateChallenge #151 - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E)
Craft Your PassionChallenge #289 - Anything Goes (2E/3E)
Crafting from the HeartChallenge #87 - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E)
DL.ARTNOVEMBER Linky Challenge (1E/per day)
Love to ScrapChallenge #66 - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E)
Simply Papercraft ChallengesChallenge #18 - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E)
Creative Fingers Challenge BlogChallenge #98- Always Anything Goes (2E/3E) 
Lil Patch of Crafty FriendsChallenge #22 - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E) (10C)
Word Art WednesdayChallenge #211 - Word Art Wednesday (1E/5E)
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Be sure to pop on over to the challenge blog and check out the makes from other team members! There's oodles of ideas and inspiration for you!
Thanks for stopping by today! xx
Ema

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Quick Post

Hi all! I've been busy all day preparing for tomorrow's fabulous feast! I've not cooked like this since 2006... I can remember that occasion vividly... it was the last year my 27 year old daughter lived at home. I was such a horrid mom! She couldn't wait to get out of the house and as soon as she turned 18, that's exactly what she did. She still hasn't completely come around... I keep hearing it will happen... I hope all these mothers are right! lol I've always thought she would eventually come around but not until she became a mother herself and she's made it very clear... she has no intention... so until she... I don't know... I guess... matures... I'm still the horrid mother she tolerates.
I didn't think I had the energy for making such a grand meal! lol But on the 14th, we celebrated my brother's 66th birthday. If you're my friend on FB or faithfully read my posts, you'll know that this brother lives with me. He's been hear about a year and a half now... he was diagnosed with Stage IV kidney cancer in May 2013. Since then... it has metastasized into the lungs and liver. He's proving to be the Energizer Bunny! lol We had a really scary turn back in September. Oncologists told us he wouldn't be coming home from the hospital but he did... then... we quietly saw him waste away right before our eyes. He couldn't keep anything down... all he ever said to us was that he wanted this to end... he was in constant pain. But about a month ago... he seemed to just jump up and start feeling better! Not 100% better... he still has some bad days... but he's eating now... he even has made some small repairs to my home. I guess he knows that when he's gone... I'll have no one to help me with my home. But yesterday... he gave me a scare... I guess it was gonna be a bad day and... I've gotten off track! Sorry... I guess I needed to unload those thoughts! :) But anyway, he turned 66 on the 14th and being that we didn't think we'd have him here at this time, we were making a big to do about his birthday... I prepared a feast for us here at home so he wouldn't have to travel out. It was nothing fancy... just meatloaf, roasted vegetables, homemade mashed taters and a store bought birthday cake! lol But I cooked for nine adults! I was tuckered out! This may not seem like much for some folks... but again... if you've kept up with me... you know that I have been living with chronic leukemia since September 2011 and the oral chemo I take every morning tuckers me out to no end! I've had a rough go of it... but again... I don't want to get off track!! lol :)
So anyway... I'm feeling the day in every bone and muscle in my beautiful body but I managed to get it all done. I'm taking a little break to share my make for the November Progressive Challenge on Facebook with Sassy Studio Designs. I barely made it! The cutoff is tomorrow! I foolishly thought I had until the end of the month! I'm so glad I decided to make this quick before I started the cooking. So here it is...
 Click on the images for a closer look!
I decided to watch some videos on coloring I'd bought into a few months back. I'm struggling with it! lol But the damage is done and here I am showing it to you.
Image from Sassy Studio Designs and colored with Copic markers
All supplies are from my stash and the sentiment is unknown
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I got kinda wordy at the beginning there but I don't think most people read my posts, so I think I'd like to enter my card into these challenges, if I may please:
Thanks for stopping by and if you're in the USA, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
Ema

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Release at Julia Spiri

Hi all!
Welcome to this week's new release from Julia Spiri! This is my DT project using an image from The Fruity Girls Collection.
 Click on the images for a closer look!
Recipe:
The Watermelon Girl from The Fruity Girls at Julia Spiri
Image colored with Copic markers
Sentiment is from Tiddly Inks
Ribbon is from Michael's
I made the watermelons using a Fiskar circle punch
All other supplies from my stash
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I'd like to enter  my card into these challenges, if I may please:
Through the Craft Room DoorTTCRD Challenge - November 17 through November 23 (1E/2E)
Word Art WednesdayChallenge #210 - Word Art Wednesday (1E/5E)
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Be sure to pop on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the new release!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ema

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christmas Mini Me!

This is my DT project for this week's challenge over at Zuri Artsy Craftsy Challenge Blog! This week's theme is Mini Albums! There's more to it so be sure to visit the challenge blog to see exactly what it's about!
 
 
 
I took a group picture of the images because I wanted you to see that they are not all the same size. The two greens are smaller than the other two. I'd actually colored four more that continued to get smaller... hence... mini me! lol But I ran out of time! Such is my luck most of the time these days. I received somewhat of a promotion at work and it consumes my days. Then I rush home to help tend with brother and before I know it... it's time for bed! I hope I'm having fun cause time's a flyin'! lol :D
Recipe:
Pattern card stock is retired from The Angle Company
All other supplies are from my long hoarded stash
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I'd like to enter my project into these challenges, if I may please:
Sisters Of Craft: November Challenge - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E)
Star Stampz Challenge: All About Girls Challenge (1E/3E)
The Sisterhood of Crafters: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (1E/3E)
Through the Craft Room DoorTTCRD Challenge - November 10 (1E/2E)
Word Art WednesdayChallenge #209 - Word Art Wednesday (1E/5E)
Your Scrapbook Place: November Challenge - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E)
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Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out my teammies makes! They are all awesome and very festive!
Thanks for stopping by my place today!
Ema

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Julia Spiri New Release

Today is a new release at Julia Spiri! This collection is called 'I Have Something For You'. It' a super cute set of images of pets with gifts! lol Who'd have thunk of such a thing, I ask you!?! Well, apparently, Julia Spiri! I love it!
Click on images for a closer look!
Recipe:
The Hedgehog and Gift by Julia Spiri
Gift bag template I found at PaperCrafts & Scrapbooking - online
Unknown sentiment
Pattern card stock is from Graphic 45
All other supplies are from my stash
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I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
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Swing by the challenge blog so you can see the makes my teammies came up with!
Thanks for stopping by my place today!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The New Black

Hiya, my fellow blogging and crafting peeps! I'm here to invite you to the latest challenge at Inspiration Destination where it's ALWAYS anything goes! Woohoo!
This week, we have the fabulous ArtbyMiran as our sponsor and this is my little project.
 Click on the images for a closer look!
 
 
 
Recipe:
Punkette Peta from ArtbyMiran
Image colored with Copic markers and silver gel pen
Pattern card stock is from The Angel Company (retired)
The textured card stock is from Neenah
Sentiment unknown
Plastic doodads from my stash
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Image kinda made me think of my daughter!
 
 
 
 Do you see the resemblance? lol Not to the image, to her mother! Haha! She took after her dad... down to all the annoying little personality traits that I found so endearing! :P Bah!
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I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:
Through the Craft Room DoorTTCRD Challenge - November 3rd through November 9th (1E/2E)
Your Scrapbook Place: November Challenge - Always Anything Goes (1E/3E)
Creative Fingers Challenge BlogChallenge #96 - Always Anything Goes (2E/3E) 
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I hope you can find time to pop on over to IDCB! We've got two new team members and I'd love for you to get to meet them!
Thanks for stopping by my place today!

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