Wednesday, December 02, 2009

New Weekly Challenge

Hello Ladies, this is going to be real quick tonight, because the sandman is calling my name!

There is a great new challenge blog that I am on called Tellen's Place! You need to go there, she is giving away great images and you have a chance to win some! That's sound great, right? Well what are you waiting for, lol? This week's challenge was to to do a valentine type card (yes, valentine), who says there is no love in December? You have to hearts and all the lovey dovey type colors. Go on over and check it out for yourself. Also check out Lissa's blog candy (DT member) she is giving away one we reach 100 members.

Here is the image I chose to use, thanks to the talents of her wonderful son Marcus! I also have some great news!! I can't believe I have not spilled the beans here yet! SO stay tuned, I will definitely update in a day or two.

Tanisha XOXO

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another Day...Another Post

Before I start this post off with a bunch of jibber jabber, I want to strat out with an apology and a Thank You to Pam & Sue! I want to apologize for taking so long to get these up and want to thank you for giving me these great blog awards, I really do appreciate them!! I will announce next time I blog who I will pass these on to. Thank again ladies!

(Late insert)- This is an image that I got to play with over at Tellen's Place and you can receive one too if you head on over there! Today the 1st challenge has kicked off and guess what? There's prizes! So come show us some love, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

So I am now in Maryland with my hubby, woo hoo! It's strange being here without my kiddos. Those that know me, know my situation. For those that have just recently started following my blog, I am in the Navy and my hubby is a civilian contractor, who commutes from Maryland to Virginia every weekend to see the kids and I. I have only driven up this way once since moving from here. So I am here taking a four day class about transitioning from Navy life to civilian life. They also teach you how to write a resume, prepare for a job interview and dressing for success. The class is also teaches you about what benefits you are entitles to when you separate. I am hoping & praying that I will have taken this class in vain and will not need these lessons for another 6 years. Waiting on test results to come back to let me know if I have made it to the next pay grade or not. If not, then these are lessons well learned.

So I would like to recap on a few things going on and create links so they do not get lost in the in the blog pile.

1st- Go to this great and awesome challenge blog called: If the shoe fits...Scrap it! There is a sketch challenge going on.'s my sketch, lol, so I hope you enjoy and I would really love to see what you come up with. You do not have to follow it to the tee, make it your own.

2nd- I have been invited to join this great team of women of at TELLENS PLACE. The Blog once it start's on the 18th of November is sure not to disappoint! Right now my DT mate Alissa has a BLOG CANDY giveaway when we reach 100 members, so make sure you stop by ALISSA DESIGNS CABINS for details! The blog officially opens Nov. 18th.

3rd- I would like everyone to still be aware of this woman and hear about my dealing with her and her online store. She is a convicted criminal and would be happy to provide you with the link, if you email me. I still have not received my goods from her, nor have I received a refund. It's too late for the bank to step in. Read about it here. Buyer Beware!

4th- I would love for you all to check out this blog! YOU INSPIRE ME
She is really doing some positive things in our scrapping community. I think it is a great thing what Pam is doing. Such a shame she does not have many people following to get such great stories on the ladies that she interviews. Who knows you could be next to feature on her blog! Check it out and let me know what you think.

5th- Check out Create it Green, please support them, they are awesome awesome ladies scrapping earth friendly! Let em know Tanisha sent ya over to check em out!

Okay, here is something that I was working on. I never have time to really work on anything for myself, unless it has something to do with a DT challenge. So I took some time to make a little card as well as practice my coloring at the same time. I had to prepare myself somehow for this weekend to come, lol! (Copic Certification Class) I also get to take some cool scrappy classes with my gal pals Tracey & Lesley in S.C.!

So anyway, here it is. Now for those experts out there, lol, don't be too harsh on my stamp coloring techniques, lol, I am still learning. There are so many of you talented women out there. So many that are really awesome at this, I hope to among that group of women soon!

I used: CTMH stamp set, (not the name) CTMH & Tim Holtz Ink. Copic & Bic Markers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The New New November 18th!!!

Hey ladies, I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I want to thank everyone for the kind concerns of my last post and if you have not seen please make sure to check it out, I believe it is very important that the word gets out. Her site is steadily growing. Remember if you need the name of where I do NOT shop please send me an email.

Now on to some new and exciting news, we have a new log on the block! Whats even more cooler is that I am part of it's design team! Some of you may know the owner, her name is Terry Oulboub she owns Tellen's Place! She has teamed up with her very talented son to bring some fresh new digital stamp designs to you! I am telling you, they have their own uniqueness to them and so very cute! Make sure to check out her Etsy Store with hers and her son's wonderful digi creations @ TellensDesigns

Here is a little verbage from her blog:

We've already started preparing for our
FiRst challenge, which will be on November 18th! For this challenge, I will post a new image and guess what - it's free! I want you to try out Tellen's Designs digital images so you can see how much fun you can have with it. We will bring you samples so that you can see how versatile it is to put these images to paper.
followers will be entered into a fabulous prize giveaway of delicious Blog Candy! Remember, it's Terry's birthday next Tuesday, so the pot will be growing. Wanna see a picture? Well, stay tuned...and you'll see the goods soon enough. ;P

AND - if you send a follower, make sure that person leaves a comment to say YOU sent her so that you can be in a special blog candy prize specifically for those recommending
Tellen's Place Challenge blog!

Don't forget to grab our button so that you can plaster it on your blog so others will know where to come and have fun! Stay tuned...

Now so another important message does not get lost, if you have not checked out this link make sure you do and get the word out! Buyer Beware

Do you like copics? Have you ever tried them? Well if you do or you have or even have not, lol, you need to purchase them from this store, Michelle's Scrapbooking & More!
I am telling you, fast shipping, great customer service, and some of everything and the prices are great! Especially on her Copics, and if you find them cheaper she will take 10% off the price that you have found. Go to her site for more details. She also runs ThePixieCottage
and they have a challenge going on right now! Go see them! Tell Michelle I said hi!
Now I hope everyone has not forgotten about Wendy over at Digital-doodling! Her drawing are A+ and she also holds challenges on her new digital stamps as well, so please show her some love and follow follow follow! You will not be dissapointed.

Omg what a storm we have been having here! The winds have been
crazy, the bases have been closed and the kiddies out of school for the last couple of days! I had a tree on the side of my house fall, and have had a power outage for about 12 or so hours yesterday, the biggest part is hopefully over. Here are some pics I took today before work.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Buyer Beware!

Hello Everyone! I hope your week is going great so far as mine is off to a great start, my family and I are healthy and alive, what more could you ask for?

So let me bring out my somewhat bad news and life learning experience! I am so tired of telling this story, but it is one that must be told in order to keep my fellow scrappers and crafters safe from these scammers! I however usually never make purchases off the internet, because you never know who or what type of person is on the other end, meaning the smaller businesses. But I decided to give one (WHO IS NOT POSTED ON MY BLOG) a try.

I loved the concept this company had going and thought wow, her products seem really cool! So I made a small purchase for about 17.00 and some change, with tax and shipping totaled about 25.25. Not too much you say? Yeah, I could have filled my gas tank with it, lol, I have a small gas tank, lol!

Well I made this purchase back on the 3rd of August, and the bank charged me on the 10th of August. She sent me a message on her ning site stating that the kit was a September kit and would ship out on the 1st, if that was all right with me, (never stating at that time stuff was missing from kit, that why it could not ship). I told her that was fine, I could wait.

September 8th rolls around and I send her another message asking her if my kits have been shipped, I get no reply. I send another message the next day and she replies the day after with this message...and I quote.

Well needless to say I never got my kit. So she posted this big huge explanation post about how they were featured in this online magazine and that they generated so much business for them and that why she did not have our stuff out, but that they would ship that Friday (yeah again).
Well Friday came and went, another Friday came and went...I called this lady that Saturday using my husbands cell phone, while he sat there and listened to her lie to me on speaker phone! She told me that my order shipped the Wednesday before (so 5 days after she said she would send to everyone) and that I should have my stuff that Monday or Tuesday(mind you it's Saturday, lol)

Well.......Guess what? I did not get my package. So I wrote comments asking if the stuff was going to ship, someone else added a comment, so I decided to contact her, to see what was going on on her end. She was pissed too! I added another comment, (wow, the DT deleted it) all I asked was if she could replace my missing item with something else since it was basically taking this damn special card stock that was made on mars to come in! (Not exactly in those words though).
She then sent us this long draw out email, you have to read it! If anyone is interested, I would be happy to forward it to you, email me and let me know, my address is up top.
I was told I had a store credit, added to my account, hmmm how so when my account had been deleted, showing all account history. So I make a new account, where the only thing I change is my home phone, because I had my cell on there and my new email addy. But I tried everything to get into the old account and could not. Forgot password: you just put your fist & last name name and your email addy, neither one worked, it did not know who I was!
I have contacted her once again on the phone(total:2x's) and she gives me this long confirmation number, that makes no sense. She says it's through USPS, and to take certain numbers out of it and that, that is the actual number..... what???? Well, you can guess that was just about as good as fan with no blades!
Omg!! I could go on and on.... I have saved a paper trail with this chick, on top of that
She is a criminal who has been arrested for credit card card fraud 4 times! Also have a link for that as well. Some gracious person was kind enough to research and find that out.
I have contacted the BBB and waiting to hear results back from that.

Since I have heard she has lost a few of her DT members, some have stayed. One in particular who has really surprised me, by "not feeling comfortable" being involved. Though the owner rips people off. I have proof! More power to you and your conscious.

Ladies, never buy from anyone you nothing nothing about unless you have good references for them such as friends, family, ie..
If you would like to know stores I absolutely love and have had no problems with look on my sidebar. For stores I stay clear of, email me.


Hopefully I will have happy news to post tomorrow or in a few days, lol, actually I will! So make sure you come back and check and please visit some of the links on my side bar, you will not be disappointed!! Also visit this very exciting new blog coming your way with a new aspect on scrapping, for all you earth conscious gals out there. Create It Green (Not to be confused with any other). Please show your support if you will. I believe she also has a DT call going on, so show off your stuff! I have news on other blog openings as well, so stay tuned....


Friday, October 23, 2009

What a week, what a week! Long Post, grab coffee!

Omg! I tell you I have had the longest week ever! Everytime I felt I wanted to update my blog, I could feel the energy just drain from my body! I have so much I want to do in my head, but, when I think I have mustered up enough strength to do it, it fizzles out with the quickness. My body tells my head, "just lay down and go to sleep for awhile"!

Well anyway, I some very awesome news that I just have to share!! You know I have been posted my "bootleg" coloring, well I just wasn't too happy with it, but I understood you had to start somewhere. Soooo, I went to you tube, and various blogs looking for some instruction. Well, I stumbled upon the Sally Lynn's Blog and noticed she dates, dates for Copic Certification Classes! OMG! Well, I got a little discouraged, because I read that not everyone who applied would get in and that only, store owners, employees, CTMH or Stampin Up, etc..., even the freakin media, would be able to get before I. Well, after to speaking to Leslie, because it is being hosted in her home city, and at her local scrap booking store, I would give it a try. Well, I did not even get my hopes up high, but, it was a great feeling when I received that email saying my application had been accepted. So now, I wait, lol!! Plus on top of that, I get to take three great classes the day before that, with two of the bestest (yeah I said bestest, lol) friends I could ever ask for!! This time Tracey and I will travel down to Les, so she gets a break this time, lol!

Whew...okay, you may have noticed that I added a few banners on my side bar. Well it wasn't just for my health, you need to check them out seriously! Michelle of ThePixieCottage, Wendy of Digital Doodling & Karla of Karla Dudley Designs! These woman are so very friendly and sweet like you would not believe. When I first started blogging, I did not think it was possible to meet the people I have crossed paths with on here, because of earlier experiences, but I have met so many great people on here, with warm hearts and just plain funny as I don't know what!

So, our challenge blog has been doing extremely well, these past couple of months, I really encourage you, if you have not already to mosey on over there and check it out! You never know we may have a few surprises going on! Plus you can check out my lastest project, which is sooo not like me, but I actually did (2) 8.5 x 11 LO's! What is going on? So one will be posted here, the other well... you will just have to check it out over at Iftheshoefitsscrapit!

I know I have not coverd everything, is 1:17am EST and I have school in the morning! Night!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Wow, so much going on!

So first I want to start this post out, by saying hello Tim, Love you (my hubby) in case he decides to read this tonight. He commutes every weekend from Maryland to see us, because of his job, it's hard but we manage. I only see him weekends, holidays and any vacations we may have. We have been doing this for about a year, so far we have not fell apart yet. I try to scrap during the week, so all my time is with him on the weekend, but between work, tae kwon do, working out, and other odds and ends on the weekday it gets so hard, lol! But I manage. So I am too happy when I am able to get stuff done, that is not our challenge blog (iftheshoefitsscrapit) related!

I want to say congrats and ask if you can please stop by Essensevibez page and congratulate her on getting published!! She made a toilet paper album that is just too cute!! I am proud for her. Check out her other works of art as well, such as her journal albums, they are stunning!! I told her she need to sell them! Don't you think she should???
Make sure you stop by, check it out and leave her a comment.~

Next I would like for you to visit Leslie's page and look at this gorgeous card she made on National Card making Day, OMG, no words can describe, she does great work anyway, but I was so floored when I saw this card! Stop by check it and tell her what you think! You won't be disappointed, I promise. OH AND SHE HAS BLOG CANDY, SO BE SURE TO PLAY ALONG, YOU NEVER KNOW!!

Now on to my card that I made with an image so graciously provided by Miss Wendy over at Digital Dooling. It's called Christmas Belle, and she is just adorable! I still don't think I did her justice, because of my lack of markers, lol, but I think I didn't do too shabby. I know some of you out there are killers with the copics, so go easy on me! Make you drop by Wendy's blog as well (Digital Doodling) you won't be disappointed!

With that said, once again, I am late to bed, and I have wayyyyy early to rise, lol! Good night~ Hope you enjoyed my post tonight! Thank you all for the wonderful, kind and thoughtful comment that have been left, I certainly enjoy visiting your blogs as well!


Sunday, October 04, 2009


I was finally able to get something done real quick, it has been a really busy day for me and the fam. I wish I could have had more time, lol! So I guess technically it's not National Card making Day anymore, huh? LOL. Oh well. Hope you all have a great night, I am off to bed!


Saturday, October 03, 2009

National Card Making Day

Okay, so I am still sitting here at work, again (gotta love the Navy) lol! But I should be home soon, well I actually have to run a few errands, then I will be home. Then, I need to convince hubby, that I need to play along for this day, lol! Soooo... check back from time to time and I may have some stuff posted as well as links to other blogs that will definitely be playing along as well!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cutie Pie Stamp Alert! (Sarah Kay)

So I was able to steal my laptop long enough to post this card, lol, and I am still being rushed to hurry up because we do need to go to the store, lol. So I am going to make this short, (hopefully) and sweet. I ordered this stamp from ThePixieCottage and I must say, this pic does not do it justice! Michelle carries many lines, as well as her own! Be sure to go over and check them out, the link to her store will be on the link above.

So I colored this image using Copic Markers in a mix with Bic Markers, I got the idea of the Bic markers from a friend Leslie, they work great! Now, I am not really good with them yet, but, I do plan on practicing a lot more in the future, as I only own FIVE Copics, lol!! This card was a rush job, so I could throw it up real quick and show you the stamp.

If you are a true expert or consider yourself one on the use of these markers, please lend me your expertise! I do appreciate positive critiques, if you would like to offer them in private, you can email them Thanks for looking!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

A New Blog For Ya To Check Out!

So once again in one of my many late night blog hops, lol, I have stumbled upon a super cute blog that I recommend you check out, especially if you need some card making inspiration. I think I have had scrappers block more than ever these past few months, lol, I don' know what it is? But you are sure to snap out of it once you have visited Cheryl's page! Also check out this link of hers awesome cards!!

Right now she is offering some really cool Blog Candy (Which I never partake in, guess I never have a chance, lol) that you should check out! Have fun and look at all the gorgeous projects she has created!

Alright ladies, dont forget to head on over to The Shoe for the new weeks challenge, I will try to updte agian this weekend!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Fall Card!!!

Okay ladies, I am cheating tonight! I am soo tired, had a long workout, played around on face book and I definitely had to get my housewives of Atlanta in! So, I am gong to need you to play along tonight, or tomorrow, which ever and head over on The Shoe link and look at my card, along with the rest of the girls! Play along as well! Take care, until later!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Christmas in September???

I know right? Well it's okay because this challenge came from Miss lesley over at Simply Scrapping! We were to do a christmas card and the the only stipulation was that we incorporate the color PINK in it. That was hard for me, because I definitely never associate pink and christmas together. That like mixing peanut butter and tomatoes together, ewwww! But I actually like how it came out, lol, even though I used the bare minimum.

Make sure you hop on over there to see the rest of their September challenges, along with a fabulous prize.
Now there is a new blog I happened to stumble upon, The Pixie Cottage. They have some of the most fabulous stamps I have ever seen, some from their own line as well as some from other manufacturers.
So earlier this week, guess who I got to see. Jamie Foxx!!! A friend of mine and I went to see him at the Hampton Colleseum here in Virginia. They had a comedian come out first, (who was so hiliarious) and then the show began. let me tell you, he looks the exact same in person as he does on the screen. The show consisted of just him and his backup singers, which I would not be surprised if they came out with their own album. They could blow!

Over all the concert was great! I have been having a really great week over all, who could ask for more? I got to go to a Nascar race with some really great friends, I got to see Jamie Foxx and I got to see a great fight this weekend! Of course my man Floyd Mayweather brought it on home! Sorry if you are not a Mayweather fan, I know he is arrogant, but I thin khe has earned a right to be. Now I just need to here some DT news (hopefully good) and test resluts from an exam i took back early September and all will be good.


Monday, September 14, 2009

One For All & All For One! Adventures Of The New 3 Musketeers!

Sooooooo, I have went to my very first Nascar race and it was a trip!! I had so much fun, I can still hardly contain myself just writing this. most of you Nascar junkies probably know what I mean, those who don't, GO TO A RACE one time and I promise you will be hooked!
I even got to hug Tracey's man!! Micheal Waltrip. LOL!!! But she wasn't mad, because he hugged her first!!! He even knew who she was, she had to deliver the fan club binders to him.

First let me say to my girl Tracey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Next thanks Tracey and Leslie Thank You for inviting me, though I was a little skeptic in the beginning, all doubts and have been quickly erased! My husband and my co-worker even got a chance to go and it was their first time as well!

Let me just say I think we were the luckiest people on earth that day!! We got to go to a post race celbration and actually get to talk to some of the drivers, such as Jeff Gordan, Mark Martin (who i have adopted as my driver, lol) and even Denny found time to come have answer some questions for us! now I say us, I mean about 160 of US, lol, but compared to how many people were actually at the race, those numbers are pretty damn good! Thanks to Tracey, her and les had already had VIP passes and such a funny story on how we scored 3 more with her phone and her shirt and me sweet talking the guy into getting one more! So make sure you check out her blog periodically, because she is sure to tell it! She has a pic of miss Sprint Cup pointing me out to Mark Martin!! I swear I was so nervous!!! What will I do at the Jamie Foxx concert later this week, lol!!

We sat up front, so I got excellent pics of the interviews! So as I update I will throw a few pics in. This was such a great experience, I am still in awe!

We still have a challenge going on over at "If the shoe fits scrap it" so come check it out, I still have my challenge going on here (sketch) remember make your own interpretations. Check out Tracey's and Leslie's blogs to hear more of our Nascar weekend!


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Something New I Am Trying

Well, the vacation is over! I have to return back to work tomorrow and I am still up, why? I still have much to do before I turn in. Well one is this, I am going to try to post a sketch challenge once a week on my blog, for right now, there will not be a particular day I post, nor a prize (for right now). Just thought it would be something fun to do, as well as show off some sketches I have learned to do.

Remember your project does NOT have to be exact, just let it inspire you!! Have Fun~


Post a link in the comments to your project and I will upload them here.

LSP Sketch #1

Monday, September 07, 2009

Projects of August

So, why is it I am always on here when I should be asleep! I have to be up to go get killed by my trainer at 9:30! Which, I guess isn't sooo bad, when I am usually up by 5:00 am to be ready for work, lol.
Anywho, I know I said I was going to post my pic today, well, I forgot and the day got away from me, I am definitely not going to take one now, lol, so probably tomorrow.
Now on to some scrapping! I have some stuff here that I did early and mid August, I had forgot all about them that quick, silly me. So here they are...
This kit was given to us by a great Sponsor we had over at Scrap-a-doodle-doo!I love the pic I did here to distress it, try using your photo program to make it look like an old photograph, then throw some crackle accent on it.

This one is self explainatory, all I am going to say, is that you will probably see a million LO's with her in this damn shirt! Elmooooo, Elmooooo! One of her favorite characters. Well of course I had to get this shirt for her, before leaving Disney World, probably would have been cheaper at Walmart!
This was in my (wannabe Anne Geddes) photography days, lmao!! I would buy her all kinds of hats and such and photograph here like crazy! Well this little hat, I thought was just too cute, only cost me a few bucks on ebay ( a great place to shop for baby clothes, sometime, lol). She is sitting in her little baby swing, probably waiting for this session to be over! Who says girls cant wear Green?!

This is my baby girl Nya, just a bunch of different random elements, its a shame I can't tell you by who, because I get sooo excited when I buy stuff I throw the wrappers away as soon as I use the product, lol.