Monday, November 30, 2009

Mojo 115 & Cas 43

                 Good Mojo Monday!

             What a great sketch to jump start one's mojo! My card of coarse is for Mojo Monday... it's also for SCS CAS 43. Cas 43 is to remake a card. My remake is for this card. I tell you what, my remake is way better. I hated the card in it's former life! I posted it anyway and everyone was so kind with their comments! I know they were really thinkin.... OMGosh WHAT was she thinking! LOL! Thank you dear friends! Ok, back to my card! My card base is always artichoke layered with whisper white and dp from a matt stack. The focal image is from lovely as a tree. I colored my tree with SU markers with the thumping technique. I changed almost everything about the other card except for the image I used! Well I gotta scoot. My MIL is having a procedure done today..... please keep her in your prayers!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Blog Award

I received this wonderful blog award from my super sweet friend Olga! Of coarse it comes with some rules :
  • Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  • Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
  • Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  • Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
  • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  • Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
To follow the rules of this award, I am choosing the following blogs to receive this award...
  1. Patti J
  2. Laurel
  3. Geri
  4. Mary Anne
  5. My Mentor
  6. Selma
  7. Theresa
Now for the 7 things you "might" find interesting!

  1. I think the fact that Olga is almost 60 and has very little gray hair is so NOT fair!
  2. I dream in layers.... card stock, card stock, dp, embellies.... you get the picture!
  3. I hate clutter and creases ironed in jeans!
  4. I love being comfortable in my own skin..... comes after age 50 LOL!
  5. I am a very positive person!
  6. I hate "I" so doing this is really hard!
  7. I'm glad I'm done!
Have a great day!


Good Sunday Morning!

I hope everyone is enjoying there extended weekend! I have tons of house cleaning to get done now that everyone is gone! I plan to sneak lots of stamping in between chores! My card today is for these challenges!

I love doing "pretty" cards! So funny, cause I am a self proclaimed tom boy!

This sketch from The Sweetest Thing was really fun to work with! My card base is Gina K pure luxury white, layered with melon mambo and delicate lines dp. My focal image is Flourish's nasturtiums colored with re-inkers and blender pens from SU. The sentiment is from Verve's beautiful you. She has such great sentiments with the coolest font! Well I must scoot... lots to do! I will be back with a blog award from my dear friend Olga!

Have yourself a super great day!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Color Throwdown!

Good Morning!

I really hope everyone had a super great Thanksgiving! I know I did..... lot's of fun and laughter! Oh and GREAT eats! Everybody pitched in... my girls even did the dishes! That new dishwasher is a God send!
OK onto my card! I created it for the Color Throwdown challenge. Colors are dusty durango, elegant eggplant, and old olive. It's a pretty combo! My card base is dusty durango layered with very vanilla and dp from a matt stack. My focal image is from Flourishs nasturtiums. I simply sponged my required colors on and then assembled my card! It was really quick and simple! I did it while everyone was still sleeping! LOL!

Have yourself a great day!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday

Carol has a new article! Black Friday in craft land! Be sure and check it out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a day filled with fun and family! Not sure if I will post this weekend ..... I have a houseful of kids.

Have a super great day!

Cozy and Bright!

Good Morning!

I have a super cute image to share today! This little guy is called Cozy and Bright. He is from There's Magic in the Air. Every Monday, Nina offers a free digi and a challenge. The digi is only there for the week..... so if you want it, you better go grab it! The challenge this week is to add something fuzzy! The only fuzzy I had was put on the package as the bow! It works I guess! LOL! I colored my image with SU markers and glitter pens. My card base is chocolate chip layered with merry moments dp.

There's Magic in the Air is having a blog hop.
You can take this blinkie and put it on your blog!
It should be a really fun hop! All kinds of prizes and a
chance to be a guest designer in February for There's Magic in the air! Plus there will be yummy recipes for the holidays on each blog ! How cool is that? But wait..... there's more :) You can see all the sneak peaks from Nina's new store "Paper Cupcakes" opening soon! With all that said.... I hope you join in the hop!

Have yourself a great day

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Clean & Simple

Good Morning!

I have a Clean and Simple card for you today!
My card is for the CAS challenge at SCS. It's a really easy challenge.... sponging, that's it! The other challenge is at A Fairy Creative Place. The challenge is to be thankful. Thankful for your favorite tool. My favorite tools are my big shot and embossing gun. So I used both! I am so thankful to be blessed with both these little jewels! My card base is Gina K luxury white. My focal image is from serene snowflakes. Yes it's a one layer card..... I know hard to imagine! LOL!

Have yourself a great day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mojo 114

Good Morning Mojo'ers!

Is that a word? It's gonna be a great card day! My card of coarse is for Mojo Monday 114 ! I have become addicted to taken with teal..... who would a thunk? My card base is taken with teal layered with whisper white and holiday lounge dp. The focal image is from serene snowflakes. I stamped it in taken with teal and versamark. I then embossed it with iridescent ice ep. Well that's it for now! I may be back later.... There's Magic in the Air has a super cute free digi........ I think I need to play! See you later!

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Harvest Thanks

Good Sunday Morning!

I have a really fun card today! Very colorful and cheery! Makes me smile, even though its dumping tons of snow outside! :0( My card is for Stampin' Sisters in Christ and the CPS sketch. Obviously the sketch is from CPS... the verse inspiration at Stampin' Sisters is Galatians 6:9 " Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (NIV)
My card base is always artichoke layered with very vanilla and autumn traditions! My focal image is "My Cart Over Floweth" from Squiggle Fly .

Have yourself a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jugs 8 & Crazy 4 Challenges 12

Good Evening!

Did you miss me? Had a long busy day at work! I did manage to come up with a card for Crazy 4 Challenges and Jugs 8. Crazy 4 challenges is a sketch and Jugs is a color challenge. Colors are really rust, pumpkin pie and bashful blue. Fun color combo! My card base is really rust layered with a piece of embossed whisper white. The side panel is really rust, bashful blue and dp from a mat stack. My focal image is called luminous sun. I not really sure where it came from! I colored my stamp with pumpkin pie and really rust. The center is from my stash! Well it's short and sweet tonight! See you in the morning!

Have yourself a great evening!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Skating by!

Good Morning!

I hope all is well with you! I have a tooth ache :( It's been 36 yrs since I've had anything but cleaning done to my teeth. They've been very healthy! Well I have an abscess in an old root canal. Not fun...... antibiotics..... also not fun. I'm sure after a few days of antibiotics it will feel a lot better! I don't do sick. Enough whining! Onto my card!
My focal image is a digi from There's Magic in the Air. Every Monday Nina provides a free digi and offers a challenge. This weeks Magical Monday challenge is something reflective. This cute little penguin is called Skating By. Isn't he just the cutest? My card base is Gina K luxury white layered with holiday lounge dp from SU. My focal image is nestled on whisper white and crayola glitter paper. I cut snowflake out with the Martha Stuart snowflake punch. I colored his body with prisma colored pencils and OMS. His hat was done with bermuda bay marker and a blender pen. I put stickles on his hat brim and ball to give it some fluff. Digis are really quite fun! You can re-size and flip the images. I can see me doing a lot more of these!

Have yourself a super great Friday!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dot's & Daisies!

Good Morning!

Dots and more dots and daisies! This card took on a life of it's own! It kinda morphed into lots & lots of dots! Swiss dot embossing, dots in the eyelet border and brads. My color pallet is from Diva Coffee Break Designs color challenge. Real red, sage shadow, night of navy and bordering blue. The sketch is from SCS. My card base is sage shadow layered with whisper white and night of navy. My focal image is upsy daisy stamped in real red. It just occurred to me I forgot the bordering blue! BUMMER :( I think I'm suffering from sleep deprivation! All I see is dots! LOL!

Card update!
Theresa suggested I sponge bordering blue on..... so I did! Here is the new and improved model! Thanks Theresa!

Have yourself a super great day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Good Morning!
I hope all is well out there in cyberspace! I have combined three challenges today!

My card base is Gina K luxury white cut to 3 1/2 X 8 1/2. I layered chocolate chip, real red and whisper white. My focal image is from Of the Earth. I colored the flowers with real red and always artichoke. I really tried to step outside the box with this card! It's pretty clean with all that white space, and I really like it! LOL!

Have yourself a super day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Goin Green

Good Morning!

Well I got all my house work done yesterday! Whoo hoo! With just DH and myself , I only really clean once a week! I can't complain! LOL!
My card today is for the color challenge over at Stamp TV. We are to use ivory and green. No other colors. It was actually pretty easy. I have to say now that all my ink pads are right in front of me..... color choices are made easier! With this card I chose the sentiment from Verve's "Miracles Blossom". My flowers are also from a Verve set called " Beautiful You". Once I had chosen my colors and stamps I started diggin through paper! My card base is mellow moss layered with very vanilla and dp from a matt stack. My sentiment was stamped on very vanilla with mellow moss ink. The flowers were done the same way and cut out! I added a few twigs from MS , some ribbon and there you have it!

Here is the inside of the card! This card is an all purpose card! With out a sentiment on the inside, it can be personalized for just the perfect occasion! Well that's it for today!

May the good Lord bless your socks off!

Recipe SU, MS, Fiskars ,Verve

Monday, November 16, 2009

MOJO 113

Good Mojo Monday to you!

I have a quick post today! Way to much to do! You know the work you do on your day off.... clean house :( !
My card is for Mojo Monday of coarse! I love these golden oldies from Art Impressions! This is Maude ! Do you ever feel how she looks in the morning? There are those days! LOL! Anyhoo Maude is resting on melon mambo and whisper white! She is matted with razzelberry lemonade! That's it for today!

Have yourself a great Monday!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stampin' Sisters in Christ 13

Good Morning to You!

I hope you have a great day in store! I know I do! My card today was way fun to make! It's for my stepdaughters birthday! Hee! Hee! I created it for Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge and Stamp TV color challenge. Stampin Sisters wanted a shadow box and Stamp TV colors are ivory, burgundy and gold. My focal image is Fanny from Art Impressions. Theses images are just plain fun! I paired my focal image with a sentiment from Creative Clear Stamps. There sentiment stamps are perfect to go with these images! Well I'm off to work out!

Have yourself a super wonderful day!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Acetate Birthday

Good Afternoon!

Bet you were wondering if I was going to show up today! I had to work early and have been busy since I got home! My card today is for Crazy 4 Challenges and Jugs 7. Crazy 4 challenges wanted acetate and Jugs wanted embossing and happy birthday. I have a granddaughter's birthday coming up so this was the perfect combination. Katie will be 15 on Monday. Amazing..... she was only 4 when I married her grandpa! Time fly's when your gettin old! LOL! My card base is acetate from taste of textiles. I used not quite navy and embossed it with the birthday folder. My ribbon is from walmart.

I have a client whom I will call the 6 haired wonder ..
his wife named him that! :>) Well the 6 haired wonder can build things out of wood! I saw a picture of an ink , reinker and marker storage unit on ebay I liked. So Bill, I mean the 6 haired wonder built me one. It cost me 11 haircuts. How cool is that? Wanna see a picture? Don't drool on your computer.... that would be really messy!

I put my pads and markers in color families. That way maybe I can learn to color and blend like the big girls! My sister Terri told me she did that with her markers. Great idea! That's why she is the big sister! LOL! Well I'm off to play with paper!

Have your self a great evening!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Good Morning!

This card is for the color challenge over at a Fairy Creative Place ! We are to use ruby red, kraft and carmel. I really struggled with this combo for some reason! This has set on my counter for a couple of days! I used the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday sketch and was going to combine the two challenges! Well it never came together! So I made a different card for Mercy's challenge and this one set and annoyed me for a couple of days! LOL! Well I finished it...... it's ok I guess! My card base is kraft layered with ruby red. My sentiment is from Verve's beautiful you. I sponged around it with creamy carmel! That's it..... no more suffering!

Have yourself a great day!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Over the Top!

I received this award from Olga! Thanks so much GQSR! Your "over the top"! I have to answer a few questions for you!

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your hair? naturally curly!
3. Your mother? Post Falls Id
4. Your father? Heaven
5. Your fave food? food
6. Your dream last night? didn't have one
7. Your fave drink? herbal tea
8. Your dream/goal? leg press 300 lb by end of Nov.
9. What room are you in? lobby at work
10. Your hobby? Making cards
11. Your fear? losing my Dh or one of my kids
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? right where I am now in my life!
13. Where you were last night? gym
14. Something that you aren’t? fake
15. Muffins? whole grain
16. Wish List Item? new dishwasher!
17. Where did you grow up? N. Idaho
18. Last thing you did? my hair
19. What are you wearing? jeans, sweater
20. Your TV? NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, Stamp TV hee,hee!
21. Your Pets? Cocapoo "Molly" peak-a-shit " Baxter" see a theme? Cat " Bandit"
22. Friends? Almost everyone I meet!
23. Your Life? Over the top "wonderful"
24. Your Mood? positively content
25. Missing Someone? My kids
26. Vehicle? Chevy Colorado, 74 super beetle
27. Something your not wearing? I'm wearing everything, I'm at work!
28. Your fave store? craft stores of all kinds!
29. Your fave color? red
30. Last time you laughed? This morning! Usually all day long!
31. Last time you cried? In the last month, but don't remember why! (menopause!)
32. Your best friend? DH
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. One person who emails regularly? DD
35. Fave place to eat? Arby's
36. Facebook? Nope!

I have to choose five people to pass this Award on to: Since Olaga and Mary Anne have pretty much the same friends as I do I'm not going to double this up on people! Sorry! Oh wait my little sister needs a new award! She does such a great job with her blog and the examiner.... she get's my vote!
Carol, blog

Split negative!

Good Morning!

I hope all is well with my cyber friends! Sorry this is late.... I couldn't get a good picture last night! This one isn't the best, but it will have to do! LOL! I had one awesome day yesterday.... I always look at my email first thing and I had an email from Olga. That's nothing unusual but she had in big red letters I had won Timeless Tuesday at Flourish's! Yea! I get to go shopping! To fun!They have such a great selection of stamps, I can't make up my mind! I have to decide between 3 sets I really like! What a dilemma! I'm so glad Olga takes care of me! Thanks for the letting me know Olga!
Ok onto my card.... This card is for Mercy's Tuesday sketch and Stvtc 39. The sketch is obvious, the technique is split negative. This is a really fun technique. It took a bit to get exactly what I wanted. The card is really pretty in real life! I used not quite navy as my card base layered with whisper white. My focal image is from Verve's beautiful you. I love the silver embossing on the not quite navy! Well I better scoot! I need to get ready for work!

Have an awesome day!

Recipe: SU, Verve, Fiskars

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Altered Tin

Good Morning !

Hope your having a great day! My granddaughter went to school today and met a new friend. They have something in common that's kinda funny! My granddaughters name is Taeler Krous, her new friends name is Tayler Crause. Same name different spelling. How cool is that!

Today I have an altered tin to share with you. I really wish I could tell you where I bought this tin..... but I have sometimers! Sometimes I can't remember! LOL! I decorated my tin with sweet always dp and some flowers from Micheal's. My letters were cut out with a cricket. The inside of my tin has dividers for my cards! Only problem with this little tin is ..... it's to little for all my cards! LOL!

Have a super dooper great day!

Recipe: Su

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sister Swap #2

Good Morning!

Hope this post finds everyone well! As I said yesterday I had a busy day planned. Well it didn't go as expected. I took the dogs to the groomer and headed to Les Schwab. I left my truck and my DH picked me up. Now I had two hours to kill. Welllll I thought we should take the dishwasher apart and try and fix it... don't try this at home! LOL! We had a huge mess and totally ruined my good mood! Still no dishwasher! It's going to the graveyard! :( I didn't get to go to Joann's or Micheals, but I did go to the dollar store with my MIL. Guess what I found. They had a rack of clothes way in the back..... on that rack was a LL Bean jacket. I got a brand new LL Bean jacket for a buck. Can you believe it? Made my mood way better! LOL!
OK enough jabber! Onto my card. This is my second card for our sister swap. I made another easel card. I changed the image ( upsy daisy) and the dp. I also flipped the focal image. My sisters will see the swap cards but don't know which one they will be getting! Hee! Hee! My card base is always artichoke layered with very vanilla and autumn traditions. Not as happy with it as I am with my new jacket but it ranks pretty close!

Have a great day!

Recipe: SU

Monday, November 9, 2009

MOJO 112

Good Mojo Morning!

This is quick post..... lot's to do! LOL! I have to take the dogs up to be groomed, get my snow tires on and go to CDA to get supplies for my shop. I might have to go to Joann's and Micheals while in CDA! Hee! Hee!

My card is for the Mojo sketch! I had a heck of a time! I need a new blade for my paper cutter and one of my border punches broke :( Anyhoo.... this is a birthday card for my mom. My card base is creamy carmel layered with very vanilla and ruby red. The focal image is from serene snowflakes. Pretty simple..... but sure was a hard one to put together! Hope I have better luck later! LOL!

Have a great day!

Recipe: SU

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sister Swap!

Good Morning!

I see snow in them there mountains....... not cool! We live in a valley between two mountain passes. One of the passes on the Montana side was shut down for a bit last night because of the snow! :( We don't have any snow on the ground down here though! : ~) I love it in the mountains... so pretty up there! LOL!

Ok onto my card! I have combined these challenges:

Pile it on
Scs prestigious featured stamper challenge
Stampacular Sunday
Papertake Weekly
Crazy 4 Challenges
Saturday Challenge

I also threw in the challenge my 2 sisters and I do once a month. We change the challenge every month and a different sis picks the challenge.... we then swap. It's way cool, keeps us connected and we all get awesome cards from each other! It is Terri's pick for the challenge this month... she chose a technique off of Clean & Simple. We are to create a scene in a negative of a cut out! I chose a scalloped nestie! I used the oak tree from lovely as a tree. I embossed the tree with clear ep and sponged my fall sunset around it. I created the moon with a circle punch and a sticky note. My card is an easel card for the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges. I love making easel cards! Just plain fun! Well that's it for today!

Have yourself an awesome Sunday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Really this is the last one!

Good Afternoon!

Ok..... I know I said yesterday's Christmas card was the last one! But I read Carol's article " Saturday is digital scrapbooking day". In this article she has all kinds of links for digi stamps. I found this cute little bear at Squigglefly , how could I resist? Isn't he just adorable? I really enjoyed doin the digi thing!
I colored the wreath with Su markers and glitter pens. His hat is done with glitter pens too! I'm not to happy with the ribbon treatment ... it'll work in a pinch! LOL! I have company coming to stamp the day away! We are making 60 Christmas cards over all....... I hope to catch up on challenges over the weekend!

Have yourself a really great day!

Recipe: Squigglefly, SU

Friday, November 6, 2009

Last One!

Good Morning to You!

We are having the most awesome weather evvvvvvvver! When I came down to work this morning the temp was 46'!! Whoo Hooo! That's usually our high this time of year! I really hope the forecasters are right and we will have a mild winter! Don't you hope they're right Selma? Ok onto my card! LOL!
As I said this is the last Christmas card of the year! I'm done, Hee! Hee! Now I just need to get them all made out and sent in early December! My card base is always artichoke layered with merry moments dp. The ornaments were punched out with the new SU ornament punch. The sentiment is from Christmas greetings. All in all another really simple card!

Carol has a new article.......Saturday is digital scrap-booking day! She has lots of awesome digi links to play with! Way cool!

Have a really good day!

Recipe: SU

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Seeing Red!

Good Morning!

I have to tell you, I only have one more Christmas card to post and that's it for Christmas cards! I will post it tomorrow! My card today is a very simple and quick card. I cased this card from Clean & Simple. Of coarse I changed it up a bit! I stamped serene snowflakes on real red card stock. You can''t see it in the picture but I put silver sticles in the centers and around the edges of the snowflakes. I stamped Merry Christmas from Christmas greetings on the red ribbon with white craft ink. My border is the eyelet border punch from SU. That's it...... pretty simple huh?

Have yourself a super dooper wonderful day!

Recipe: SU

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Merry Christmas

Good Morning All!

I have a quick post today! My dog is sitting next to me giving me the stare! She wants breakfast! I think she has an eating disorder !LOL!
I cased this card from Twila at Stamp a Little Longer. I stumbled on to her blog and just love her work! I changed the card up a bit, but the basic layout is there. I added an embossed layer and changed some of the color. My card base is bordering blue, layered with very vanilla. The punched scalloped squares are bordering blue and bella bleu dp resting on chocolate chip. I'm now sure what set the Merry Christmas comes from. It is SU, but is a loose stamp I picked up somewhere! Well that's it for today..... I better feed my starving Molly dog! We call her Molly the hog!

Have a great day!

Recipe: SU

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Four in One!

I'm back! It's not often I post twice in one day but.... I've been awake since 2 AM. Huge bummer! It will be one long day! What better way to spend the wee hours of the morning but stamp? I combined several challenges! Here goes!
Mercy' Tuesday sketch #46
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #40
SCS Color Challenge #243
Stamp TV Potluck Friday #37

That's all I could squeeze into this little card!LOL!
The sketch is Mercy's , color combo is Flourishes and SCS and the Pretty is Stamp TV! My card base is Gina K luxury white, layered with whisper white! Stamped image is from Of the Earth.

That's it for today! I promise!

Clearly Tone on Tone!

Good Morning!

I sure had a great weekend! Sun was shining, mojo was flowing and I had tons of energy! Can't ask for more! My card today is for A Fairy Creative Place. The challenge is to use something clear. I used clear embossing powder! Dasher and my sentiment was stamped with versa mark and embossed with clear EP. I dry embossed with nestabilities and added a ribbon. That's it .... pretty simple!

Have a great day!

Recipe: SU

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mojo 111

Good Mojo Monday!

Good day all! I hope today is going to be a wonderful day for everyone out there in cyber space! I feel a great day is ahead ..... even though my dishwasher died :( It has been 30 yrs since I used a dish drainer. ICKKKKKK. Oh well, so goes life!
Onto my card! It's Mojo Monday so I always get an early start! I have to spend the day in my studio..... it's a sacrifice, but I'm willing to do it! LOL! Anyhoo onto my card! I combined Mojo Monday with the Stamp Tv color challenge. Sketch is obvious, colors are black, purple and gold. My card base is form Gina K pure luxury black. I then layered with very vanilla and dp from a mat stack. My image is upsy daisy stamped in elegant eggplant and sponged with so saffron and elegant eggplant. The twigs are Martha Stuart.

Be sure and check out Carol and Bill's new articles..... they are posted on my sidebar!

Have yourself a wonderful and productive Monday!

Recipe: SU, Gina K, Martha Stuart

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I'm Late, late, late!

Good Evening!

Did anyone miss me? Sorry I'm so late posting, I have had a super busy day! We had gorgeous weather so I had to be outside! I raked and
burned leaves for 3 1/2 hours today! It was
awesome! My body just soaked in the sunshine! I
can't believe it was 50' on November 1st! LOL!
Did you notice the cute little red head? How could you miss her? She is our youngest granddaughter. Her name is Brooklyn.... but for Halloween you can call her pebbles! LOL!

Ok , onto my card.... which pales in comparison to Brooky! My card base is not quite navy layered with whisper white and bella bleu. The sentiment is from all year cheer and the snowflakes are Martha Stewart. I'm not to happy with the card but I thought Brooklyn would save the day! LOL! Tomorrow is Mojo Monday, I promise to do better! :^)

Have a great evening!

Recipe: SU, Martha Stuart, Nestabilities