Thursday, December 20, 2012

Unity Hip Hop starring Bernie

Andrea and Bernie here on your first Hip Hop stop
Bernie is this week's Stamp Of The Week (SOTW)
He wears pink and works it ;)
you can sign up this week and receive Bernie!
my card also uses non-traditional Christmas colours
so it fits in with Unity's Dec challenge!
You can play too and win a Unity Stamp Kit of your choice at $45 value!
click below for more details

I also wanted to mention that right now when you buy One Itty Bitty stamp
That's awesome!
I have literally 30 Itty Bitty's
maybe more hee hee
This sale sounds like a great time to add a few more to my wee collection ;)

Alright- no more yapping from me
Time to keep hopping to Jen's blog
She is a fantabulous scrapper and crafter!
Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop for one of three chances to win stamps!

Cheers, Andrea

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bring a canned good make a free card at Scrappingreatdeals!

For the price of a canned good or box of food you can make this card for Free tomorrow! My friends Sheila and Kim over at Scrappingreatdeals are having this event tomorrow. Wish I could be there! Fabulous card Kim!

Crafting Wednesday!!
Wed. Dec. 19 starting at 1pm with our Diva, Kim!
Bring basic tool kit and food donation for Food Bank.
Plus it is 18% off store-wide!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Merry Christmas Suzanne!

Hello everyone and welcome to a special blog hop for a very special lady.... Suzanne Dean. Today the Design Team from Suzanne's site, Color Me Creative, are hopping along to give our friend and "fearless leader" a HUGE HUG and Thanks!!!  

If you've ever met Suzanne, you know 1) what a HUGE heart she has and 2) how fun, witty and TALENTED she is!!  Suzanne's site has tons of information and inspiration and WE get to help spread the word about her awesome classes by way of her bi-weekly challenges sponsored by some fabulous crafty companies!  This month Suzanne is having a month full of challenges where you can win some wonderful prizes and have some fun along the way, but we wanted to take time to thank Suzanne for all her hard work and dedication for not only us but for all the members on her site and those who are lucky enough to have attended her classes where she shares her talent and coloring tips with us all.  

Suzanne is not only a pleasure to work for, but a wonderful friend with a big love for zebras!! That's right... today we are sharing our "zeebie" (as she calls them) designs dedicated to a wonderful lady who we simply say, "Thanks".  We hope you enjoy the hop and remember, the Holiday Bash at CMC is under way and you don't want to miss our on all the fun excitement and awesome prizes so be sure to stop in and enjoy the holiday spirit with us all.  You can find all the information you need HERE.

It is kind of funny that this hop is Zebra themed in honor of Suzanne as I made her a 'Zebbie' card for her birthday. So due to December craziness I am re-sharing this awesomesauce card! I do really love this card- I can so see Suzanne rocking the feathers with the Zebbie pants at CHA 2035 or maybe she will be into bingo by then hee hee! 

I also had to share the photo below that was taken of her and I last month when we got to spend a day hanging out in St. Jacobs ON. We had a freakin' BLAST! We seriously laughed so hard in one store we were bent over scream-laughing. Over cards. Yep. So of course we bought a ton of cards each. Pretty funny since we are both cardmakers hee hee! I think we spent about $45 each on those cards. Let's just say those cards were not very PC but oooooh so funny! We also got to visit The Scrapping Turtle. I had no idea it was there and practically freaked out on the poor girl working at how happy I was to be there! We had her take a picture of us and Suzanne said let's get one beside that thing. SOOO I am looking at it from behind and say- 'Should we pretend to kiss the squirrel?' And Suzanne is very confused and asks 'what squirrel are you talking about?'. I sigh and point to the one hanging between us- 'This one OBVIOUSLY Suzanne'. I mean really- which one did she think? To which Suzanne replied while the lady working laughed her butt off 'You mean the TURTLE Andi... the TURTLE on the swing? Because of the store name..The Scrapping TURTLE?'. 
Yep that's the squirrel I meant hee hee
I may need better glasses..or to wear them
whatever ;P
She was laughing too hard to kiss the 'squirrel' after that hee hee
Never a dull moment when we are together Suzanne- just glad we didn't get arrested.
I kinda love that girl.

Okay, enough rambling by me. Time to enjoy the rest of the hop. Thank you for all you do for us and for helping so many of us love and learn more about our beloved markers. 

Andrea Murdock (You're here!!)

Cheers! Andi

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges- Use your one of your fave Christmas stamps

Today is our last challenge over at C4C for 2012 and Cindy has asked us to use one of our fave Holiday images. I used this cute bear from Magnolia Stamps called Cozy Christmas Bear. How cute is he!! I coloured him up with my copics then used a nubby washcloth and copic blender solution to dab at the image and give him his furry look. Such a cool technique! I then added some fun papers, flowers and Tim Holtz clock die cut to help finish it off. 

I hope you can play along with us and I hope I am not the only one who still needs to make more holiday cards lol! If you are one of the lucky ones already done for this year maybe this will help you get started on next year ;). 

So hop on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and see the rest of the AWESOMESAUCE samples the Crazies have cooked up for you this week!

Cheers! Andrea

Friday, December 7, 2012

CMC Huge Holiday Bash!

Suzanne is having a huge party and her DT are helping her spread the word! If you are already hopping along you would have arrived here from Linda's blog. You can also click here to go right to the party main page and join in on the fun! If you are new to the Color Me Creative Classroom it is absolutely free to join and chock full of resources and amazing fellow crafters. 

Starting December 7th the CMC Classroom will have its annual month-long Holiday Bash Celebration! Nothing more fun then having some fun challenges, games and prizes to start the season off right!? I hope you will find time to stop in and look around, join in and just have some fun. The Holiday Bash is really my way of THANKING ALL OF YOU for your continued support, friendship and patronage to the Classroom. So a lot of fun and a way to WIN SOME HUGE prizes from our sponsor!


*Starts Dec. 7th with a Holiday Blog Hop featuring projects by the CMC DT to kick off the month-long CMC Challenge!! And another way for you to win if you hop along!

*Every week will be a NEW Challenge and Prize...think scavenger hunts, puzzles, games!

*Charity Raffle - Suzanne is giving away a NEW Silhouette Cameo machine to a lucky someone! How can you win it? Every time you participate in a challenge during the month you get an entry for it. Also for every $3 you donate to the Charity (TBA) you get an entry. Every year Suzanne picks a different Charity to far we've raised $3200 over the years..and to Suzanne the season is all about GIVING so that's why she always include this! It is also why I am so honoured to be a part of this special and fun time!

Okay- time to go to the next person on today's hop. Head on over to Karen's blog and see her lovely Metallic inspired creation!

Cheers, Andrea

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hip Hop with Unity

For today's Hop I used 2 of the stamps from Nov's KOTM
Those kissing Deer- so cute
You can still get this previous Kit of the Month
Click here to see this set in it's 8.5x11 full sheet of images!
While there you may want to check out the sales we got going on!
Unity always knows how to throw a good sale 

I have to share that this fairly simple card
took hours to make 
Sad but true lol. 
Time to get back in the creative saddle
start my daily crafting again
get the ole mojo working a bit faster

Thank goodness Unity makes it easy :)

Also making crafting look easy are the ladies below:

Happy Hopping and Shopping!
Don't forget to comment at each stop for a chance to win some free stamps!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges- Snowmen!

Today over at the C4C blog the AMAZING Frances has asked us to make cards featuring SNOWMEN! Or just a snowman ;)

I had a bit of a hectic week and didn't get to finish my card with the image I had coloured so I am sharing an older one but one of my faves with images from the awesome Whipper Snapper Designs- hands down one of my fave companies. This one is featuring Snowballs hee hee. 

I used some C (cool grays) copics to colour my snowballs and left most of the area white. Check back later to see another snowman card after I get my errands done today. 

In the meantime pop on over to Crazy 4 Challenges and see the fun cards the ladies have cooked up for you today!

Cheers, Andrea