Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Peace to all

This will be my last post for 2008 and it has been a wonderful year, I have met so many wonderful blogging friends and have learned so much from many of you ladies and I thank you all. Here is to wishing you all a Happy and Safe New Year and a Peace to all of you!

This card does not look all that spectacular but what I did is ink my Thomas Kincade in brown ink and stamp it on vanilla cardstock. I only colored in with some yellow to give the lights a highlight but I really wanted it to be a simple card. Then I took my versamark sparkle and covered the entire image and then used UTEE. So the card has a glassy glimmery effect over the entire images. Matted it on red and chocolate chip with a little satin ribbon and done.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blog Candy

Claudia is giving away a wonderful New Year blog candy so you better go and check it out!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Blessings To You..........

Good Monday all! Well many of us here in Michigan are without power and the hope is power by Wed or Thurs! I am so bummed, it is running 20's at night and my home is currently 45 degree. So what do you do when it is this cold and you have no power? I tried to do some crafting and my fingers froze............ right now I am at my inlaws for a bit to warm up and relax. So if you don't see me for a few days that is why.........
This card is a sweet Whiff of Joy image that I just love. I used pink copics to color her but wanted the card to stay elegant and more traditional so only added a little brown. The dp is something that someone sent me in 6x6 sheets so I do not know what kind it is. I didn't want it to be a pure christmas card so I only used blessings so that it can be used as a holiday/new year card. The Sentiment is from ODBD Cross of Christ.
This will be short again since I have a bunch of catching up to do before I head out again. Take care and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thanks for supporting me

Happy Saturday Everyone! I hope you are all recovering from the holiday hub-ub and weight gain- I am giggling because I have not stepped on the scales but some of you ladies have shared your weight gain. It is amazing what we will do to ourselves............ and now I will have to work out because we just got our spring (well mid winter) vacation planned!

Today's card is using a Magnolia from the latest release of Tilda and Edwin skating. I just love this image as it just gives me a happy feeling to see them helping one another. THe DP is Basic Grey with SU Red Riding hood cardstock to matte the image. I colored with copics and am pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I am making this short as I want to get to a movie with the family. So- have a splendid weekend!

Friday, December 26, 2008

One Last Gift

Doesn't he look like he is being patient, waiting to open that one last gift awaiting him? I just had to color one of these up- this little boy was a gift to me and although it is late in the season I had to make a card with him. The card base is barely banana and my DP is from my Basic Grey collection or shall I say stash! I colored Matthew with my copics and his face is done with a new technique of colors and I must say I am happy with it. Even my hubby said to me, "why did you add the other color to his face?" and when I told him it was to shadow he agreed that it was nicely done. The ribbon is SU blue bayou and the little washer is MM and it says Believe on it. I hope that you are all having a fabulous holiday season and that the New Year brings wonderful things to you.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I am not what I was

I was so excited to work on this card although it did not turn out as it did in my mind. I think it is because the book itself is very large. I got the template from Mothermark and you should check out her wonderful blog. It is so insprirational and she has a great sense of humor and story telling!
Anyways, this saying is from Cross of Christ which is a Our Daily Bread and I just love it. It is one of those sayings that make you really think. The DP is some I had in my bin, mixed in with my basic Grey but to be honest I am not sure if it is basic grey or not. I used SU Red Riding hood and Garden Green to make the book and then inked up the edges of all 3 layers.
I hope you enjoy this and get some inspiration! I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas as this may be my last post until after the 25th.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Funny Riley

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that I love this sentiment, it makes me giggle every time I read it. Now, it is by no means one I live by or encourage my children to live by (except when we play Bingo!) but just love it. But.......... for those of you that have it, try finding the right card or image to put it on! Dang that is so hard! So, this is a Riley fishing and well, I thought maybe he is in a fishing contest........... right? Maybe? Tee hee hee........ Well the deets of the card are the DP is basic grey layered on River Rock. The sketch is one of my own- don't laugh! I had to use a few pieces of DP, it makes me feel more creative! I colored Riley with my copic and this is actually an image that I did in my copic class- and layered it on wasabi. I used the MM swirl clip, the little brads I can not recall what brand they are but they are a little bigger and flat. Ribbon is SU chocolate grosgrain and then the branch punch from MS. I am also going to submit this to Whimsy for their guest design team call- my second project. As you can tell from this picture I popped up the Riley and the sentiment to give the card a little umph! I like it.......... not sure who I will send the card to or for what occasion but I think it is cute and makes me smile! I hope you laugh a litte at it as well. I decorated the envelope as well to match the card by using the DP on it.

Oh and don't forget my BLOG CANDY roll call- we have a couple ladies that are in the holiday spirit and still giving away candy!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Happy Saturday (well almost Sunday!) I hope you are all getting your holiday preparations done. Today we ran a couple of errands and YIKES...... there were alot of people out there! LOTS of people. Anyways- I was looking for a thank you card the other day and low and behold I realized I am running low on them. So, I pulled out this image/paper and decided to make one that I can use post the holidays- for a special person that may have given me something. This is a Sarah kay image and although she is springy I had to use her- I kind of missed the images since I have focused so much on the winter/christmas photos. Anyways, the paper is Basic Grey and I used a little SU Wasabi paper to matte and add some embellishments. You can not tell much but the DP behind the images is on a diagonal and I wanted to try this since I don't do it much and some of the other ladies do and I love it. Mine not so much...... but the paper is awesome so it makes up for it.
Have a FAB day and fun preparing!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Whimsy Design Team Call

Denise over at Whimsy Stamps is holding a Guest Design Team Call so I thought I would give it a try. I only like to apply for a DT if they have product that I really enjoy and these stamps are adorable. Denise has 6 images out and all of them have this sweet face- one that you can only imagine what they are saying.

The base of the card is SU wasabi green and I stitched one of my K&Co DP onto it- this is a new thing for me. I have one of those mini sewing machines that has been in hiding and I decided to pull it out and give it a try. It took me some time but I got er done! I then layered another piece of DP on DCWV and then I added a variety of stickles to embellish the little hearts and flowers, make it pop! The red, I die cut with my NEW (yippy!) nestabilities Label I. Now for the image, it is stamped with tuxedo black on white and then colored with my copics. I cut the entire thing out and that was some job I tell you- but I wanted it layered on that label piece so he needed to be popped up with a dot. Then I added some branches punched from the Martha Steward branch punch. Added a couple complementary dew drops and there it is. Wish me luck?

Take care, stay warm!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Isn't she the sweetest? This is a Pink Poison image that a good friend of mine sent to me. This and the little Anya Elf are the first two images that i have gotten and they are too cute, I love coloring them and they take virtually no time at all. I wanted this card to be springy, bright and cheerful- well because I am glad you are my friend! LOL!
The DP is from one of the DCWV paper pads, it has all these wonderfully bright prints in it and with the holidays I forget about it. I colored Anya with my copics and layered her on SU Chocolate Chip. The little sentiment is from the hostess set- these sentiments are the BESTEST aren't they? I will miss that this set will be gone. The bow- well my friend Cheryl is the BOW master- she has big beautiful bows on all of her cards and I love them. So, this is my attempt- not as sweet as Cheryl's but it does justice to my card. I used pink satin, a yellow grosgrain and that cute little heart button was sent to me some time ago and I know nothing more about it (where it came from, where it has been- sounds like a lonely heart doesn't it?) NOT anymore- I love it on my card with Anya.
Even thought the card is springy it is extremely cold and snowy here in Michigan again. But I finished my shopping last night, most all is wrapped and we are almost ready for the BIG guy to come! Hope you are too!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Because I Care

Have you ladies seen the Whimsy Stamps? Denise is the owner, new owner too! I saw this owl and fell in love with him right away. He just has this adorable look, whimsical- as do all of the images by Whimsy. You must check them out and tell them I sent ya!
The DP is from a K&Co pack that I hoard of course, but the swirls went well with my theme and LO, which is actually a sketch that Denise put together over on papercraft. I was late in posting it so I didn't get into the contest but thought I would post it anyways. I needed a card for someone that said I cared about them and this is the first little face I thought of. I used a little SU grosgrain and the branch punch from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is actually a partial of one of the hostess sets for SU.
Well I need to get to work and tonight finish off my holiday shopping! It must get done some time doesn't it? I just keep thinking of someone I forgot or something else to buy.......... THAT is the bad part! Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Elf Wishes

Happy Sunday (evening!)!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful evening and were able to finish those last minute preparations. I know Saturday I spent a lot of time finishing up my shopping but still have ALL my wrapping to do. Hubby and I went to his work party and we had a great holiday time- eating, drinking and dancing. Lots of fun.

This little elf is from Pink Poison- is she not the cutest little elf? Makes you wish you had her at your house to help you decorate, bake and WRAP gifts. Hee hee......... The paper is basic grey which I so LOVVVVVVE! Is it not the prettiest paper? This little image takes litterally 2 minutes to color, so quick and simple. I used SU Real Red to matte and as a base card. The poinsettia again is from my little stash from Micheal's.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!


Friday, December 12, 2008

It wasn't me............

Does this little kitten look guilty or what? This is a High Hopes image that I just ordered this year and I just love him. I love cats so this is perfect for me. I colored him with my copics and mounted him on SU Real Red paper. The DP is from a stack of papers that I have decided that I need to get rid of and use up! I am such a hoarder of paper so pulled some sheets out and went to town on them. Today is a short post- I am sorry. It is very cold here and I am just dragging this week- very sleepy. I want to get some projects done this weekend for gifts for hubby work, finish up a Christmas gift and I am hoping I have the energy. So thanks for stopping in and I will try to give you a little more umph............. this weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Whiff of Christmas!

Well my hubby and I went out and did a few more shopping errands last evening so another fun filled shopping spree. I am almost done, which is good because I am running out of steam and I need to start wrapping! Are you all done wrapping yet?
Today's card is a Whiff of Joy image that I colored with my copics. Once again- I am trying to color some images ahead of time so when I sit down I have the images done and can focus on the card/sketch. I have seen so many cards with the DP or the image at an angle and love it so tried it on this card. The paper is from an old pack that I had but thought the colors would work with this image. I don't usually use this "shade" of green and red so this was a change for me. I did matte the image on SU RR and then used white card base. These images are a bit larger as well so the card is 5 1/2 x5 1/2 again. I like this size now for some reason! The little ornament came in the little can that had the poinsettia flowers from Michael's.
I hope all of your are finishing up the shopping, decorating, baking......... and wrapping. It is frigid here in Michigan, like 18 degree so I want to stay in with my tea! Have a FAB day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Edwin Skiing

Happy Tuesday Ladies!!!! I hope this finds you all doing wonderfully! It is raining cats and dogs in Michigan and we are suppose to get freezing weather tonight so the kids are hoping for a NO SCHOOL day tomorrow, Ugh. Today's card is an Edwin that my wonderful secret pal over on SCS bought for me! Is she the BESTEST?! Yes she is......... I used my copics to color him and I was so pleased with how he turned out because i have really been trying to improve and studying my idols (Claudia, Suzanne, Rach) cards to improve. The DP is from Debbie Mumm-and I just loveeeeeee it so much. The colors are so subtle and it is so warm and countryish I think. The base is a 5 1/2 square of SU Artichoke and then I matted the other DP on riding hood cardstock, with a little taffeta bow. Oh, oh.... and those pointsettias, those I found at Micheal's as my friend (and idol) Claudia had them and I had to try them out and just love them. The holly sprig is made with 3 dew drops and the branch punch from MS. On the inside of the card I used my Hello Kitty sizzix to give it a little twist and the little holiday message. What do you think?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I promised to show you another card that I made with this Stampers Anonymous stamp. I love these stamps- they are quite large and stamp so clear and crisp and yet have that vintage look if you use a brown ink. These are my cards that I handed out this weekend to my family. We always make a gift and of course I always give a handmade card.
This cards base is a textured deep red, they are from Colorbok and pre-made cards. I bought it in bulk when our Colorbok warehouse had a sale. I then used, SU mellow moss and layered on Basic Grey DP which I love. I did put a little red stickles on the berries and the leaves, I took the MM and used my daubers to add a little color. I stamped the snowflake from the SU Winter Post set with versamark and added some stickles to give it a little sparkle- smudged the edges of the image with chocolate chip and done. I am pleased with the way they turned out and family liked them too!

Blog Candy- check out Irina's- she is listed on my blog candy list!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cards For Ronald McDonald House Winner !!!!

Ok ladies- I told you I would post the winner of my BLOG candy today and I received the cards and I was a little shy of 100 but I will add to them and then they will get 100 of them. Thank you to all of you that entered and helped out and sent out cards for me- what a touching thing to do. So I put all your names into random generator to see who was going to win the Stampin Up Product and the winner is..................

#37 Cindy Inman!!!

Congrats Cindy- thank you so much, Cindy sent in 20 cards in all- what a gem!

Tags for swapping

I am hosting a holiday tag swap over on SCS and I typically do a variety of tags- I can never make them all the same. I believe that I had shared a few a month or so ago so I thought I would share my most recent ones. This one is made with a SnowBoy stamp that I borrowed from a friend of mine (thanks Faith!) and I just love him. Not only is he cute but easy and quick to color. I cut out the ovals with my nesties and then used some floss to attach the two pieces. Won't these look just cute on a package?

This next tag........ well ladies this is an experiment of a tag. How many of you were over at Tim Holtz last year for his 12 days of Christmas? Well I fell in love with Tim during those 12 days and had to try some of his stuff! This is one of his tags and I tried hard to follow the directions. I used black paper and stamped the snowman with versamark and then embossed it. I then colored with daubers in two shades of blue. I was to let it dry and wipe the color off the snowman but it did not work for me at all. So then I went back and stamped the snowman again in black- he looks a little scary, almost evil my son said! I highlighted with snowflakes but I had to share with you. I am not sure that I will ever use them but will have to work on perfecting this technique. If you want to see Tim Holtz tags- go to his site

Thanks for looking today ladies!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I promised to be back today! Here I am but for some reason I don't have a whole lot of "talk" in me. I am whipped for some reason and not sure why! My hubby will be glad cause when he gets home I won't bombard him with talk! LOL!
I thought I would give Stampavie Challenge a try over at Paper Craft Planet and this is my take. This is a Sarah Kay image that someone sent to me and I used my neutral/brown copics to color her as I wanted to layer her on this K&Co paper. I used mellow moss paper, layered the image on SU camel paper. I then used chocolate satin ribbon.
Hope you like her!

Some Wonderful Candies

I will be back later to post some "work" but I wanted to share a few goodies with you all that I have come across. There are some fabulous ladies out there giving away wonderful things! Check em out: plus take note of my blog candy rolll call for others.

Claire she hit 36,000 visitors in 1 year, woa! I could only wish for that in, well, maybe 6 years! LOL!

Bev this is one talented lady, you will love her blog and she has goodies too!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Black Friday Challenge

Over at Stamp Something the gals wanted to celebrate Black Friday so I thought I would join in since I am such an avid Black Friday Shopper! So this stamp is one of Stampers Anonymous stamps and I inked it in black (simple huh?) and put it on very vanilla cardstock. I used plain black cardstock, made the little doille banner with the MS punch, added some black and white ribbon and a tag and it is done. I think it is pretty cool, simple, elegant and well unique. I hope you can enjoy it- I will post another card I am working on this week with the same stamp. It will have a little color but still have the vintage feel that these stamps hold.

Have a good one ladies! Stay warm because it has been snowing for a couple of days here in Michigan! I will also update my Cards for a Cause and choose a winner this week!

Whiff of Joy Advent !!!!

Ladies you are in for a treat. Katharina over at Whiff of Joy has decided to do an advent calendar and give away prizes. You might wanna go and check it out daily! I have posted her link over on the RIGHT sidebar so you can check it out daily!