Monday, December 28, 2009

Get Sketchy's Basic Grey Giveaway!

I love blog candy as much as the next person, but the blog candy they're offering over at the Get Sketchy Blog is beyond belief! Check out the details here:

You can get up to 10 chances to win if you follow the simple requirements! I'm getting one just posting this here. Better yet, if they break 1,000 followers, they will add more goodies to the already awesome pot! Make sure you tell them grandmalee sent you if you sign up for this blog candy!!! ~ Lee

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas & a Whimsy Stamps Reindeer Card

I had to post at least one of the cards I was scrambling to finish for my own family! I'm always making cards for so many people that I don't know that I sometimes forget my own family. Not this year! This is one I made for one of my daughters.

The image is one I won on a blog hop for Whimsy Stamps. Isn't he adorable? I stamped & embossed him & then cut out the second image after coloring him with Twinkling H20s. The sky area was then colored with makeup sponges & several different dye ink pads from Adirondack. I then cut out the painted reindeer & attached him with foam adhesive on top of the first image. I added a shadow with the Twinks and added Magic Scraps white glitter to stimulate snow.

Next, I used DCWV textured cardstock as a mat and inked the edges. This was put on top of the Paper Studio DP that also was inked around the edges. All of this was put on a Stampin' Up! card base. I found these adorable die cut snowflakes from Bazzill called Just the Edge since I'm one of the few cardmakers that doesn't have a diecut machine. After I added some Magic Scraps glitter to add some glitz to the card, I glued it on with a Zig glue pen. I was going to add more to the card, but I didn't want to detract from the image.

I've been trying to get Valentine's cards finished to send to Operation Write Home, so I'll try to get some posted. I didn't get all of my family's Christmas cards out in time, so I'll be sending them New Years cards instead (hopefully). I may even try some challenges since things are finally slowing done some.

Merry Christmas everyone! Lee

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Digi company - Karen's Doodles

I found another new digi company when I was blog hopping, and I just had to share it with you. You must go to Karen's Doodles at and check out the wonderful detail on her whimsical digis. If you still aren't sure about digis, she has a free one to share with you so give it a try. She is also offering blog candy to her followers of her 11 new releases in red rubber. Go to her site now before it's too late!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sweet Pea Stamps New Releases & Blog Candy

Have you seen the new releases yet for Sweet Pea Stamps? OMG, they are gorgeous! One of the DT members, Holley Barnhart, introduced me to these wonderful stamps. If you would like to win 2 of the cards that are made by the DT, all you have to do is go to their blog at: & become a follower. They draw on the 15th & 30th each month, so go now for your chance to win some gorgeous cards! Don't forget to look at the beautiful eye candy while you're there! ~ Lee

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I won at the Prickley Pear Blog!

I know I've been MIA lately, but my daughter & grandson both had birthdays this week, I've been decorating my place & the apartment complex where I live, and I was also trying to finish all of my shopping so I could finish making the rest of my gifts at home.

Imagine my surprise when I checked my email tonight to see that I had won a gorgeous poinsettia ornament kit from the Prickley Pear rubber stamp blog's 12 Days of Christmas:
Don't you just love what they did with this kit???? I can't wait to get it, so I can make them for ME!!! Yes, I LOVE poinsettias, but I'm really happy that I won something that I absolutely adore!

You may also want to check out their sketch challenge at: You still have a little time left to get your entry in for some awesome prizes worth over $60! ~ Lee

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Freebies for the Holidays

It seems that lots of sites are getting into the holiday spirit & are giving away lots of freebies! Please remember when you download some of these freebies to leave them a thank you. Too many sites have already stopped giving away freebies because people failed to thank the designers. As my grandma would say, this is just plain rude!

One great place to start would be at: They have tons of digis that are great for scrapbooking or card making. I counted 47 different blogs that are offering freebies, so I'm sure you'll find something you can use here.

Another site called docrafts Creativity offers a card making project of the week, & they are now offering a daily project at:

If you love Tim Holtz like I do, you need to go to his blog for this year's rendition of his 12 days of Christmas tags. It's already Day 3, so don't forget to go back to the beginning at:

This is my first post since I received a "gift" of a stomach virus from my grandson (which is agonizing for a person with Crohn's Disease). I'm still not 50% yet, but I'm able to sit up & read without too many problems (except some mad dashes to the porcelain throne!). Hopefully I can work on some cards today since I have lots of new rubber I've been wanting to share. ~ Lee


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