Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Holidays

I made this fun little card last night using a pre-done card base, torn paper with icicle stickles, distressed ink for the sky and the cute trees.....they are from Unity Stamp Co. but they are BANNERS!!  I just turned them upside down and they made the perfect trees!  I punched out little stars for the tops and glued white sequins down with glossy accents to resemble snow falling.  I also spattered some white acrylic paint, and the sentiment is a rub-on.  
This card was made for the challenge over at Studio D, to use sequins on a Christmas card.

I would also like to enter the following challenges:
+Love to create-use 3 favorite embellishments: stickles, sequins and punches
Paper Playtime-ATG
Sentimental Sundays-Winter Wonderland + Sentiment

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Used 60's Mod Mae and some really old papers from a kit I've had FOREVER! It didn't turn out quite how I had imagined, but I guess that happens sometime.  I created this for the challenge over at Some Odd Girl to use speech bubbles.  The speech bubble is a Some Odd Girl cut file. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Be grateful

I made this card for a few challenges, the image is from Simply Betty Stamps and was a freebie for FB fans that consistently play along with the challenges.  I colored her up with copics, used some super old prima flowers, the leaves are from my leaf punches that I used today for the first time...yay for using stuff that's been in the drawer for close to a decade!!!  Pearls, gems, a doily, lots of distress ink, and the papers are from Echo Park and Doodlebug Designs.

                         I don't normally do the inside, but think I might start...at least when I remember!!

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
+Your Next Stamp-sketch (loosely) and color inspiration from photo
+Crafty Creations Challenge-Thanksgiving or Christmas

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Senior Sadies

This past Saturday was my daughter's high school Sadies dance, her last Sadies dance.  This year will be the many LASTS for her as a senior.  Yes, there will be many firsts as well, but as a senior, it kind of has a bittersweet taste.

 I'm not going to dwell on the sadness of that ...at least not here in this post.  I might break down and need to get all my thoughts, emotions out at another date in the future as my baby gets closer and closer to graduation, but for now......I just wanted to share some super cute pics of her and her boyfriend!  These pics were taken by a professional and I don't have the pics of their "day date" where they went on a photo and video scavenger hunt, hopefully I can get access to those soon! 

cute ^


                                                         uh oh ....kissing  ;)                                                           

                                                                     The group^^^

Anyway, just want to preserve these fun pics with these great kids.  Something that I can look back on and reminisce when I'm an empty nester and crying in my diet coke!! ;)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12 Days of Christmas with Damaris

If anyone out there in blogland wants some amazingly wicked awesome cool Christmas inspiration, you need to follow Damaris over at Studio D, she is doing  12 Days of Christmas on her blog.  She did this last year and I was in awe of her amazing talent.  So go...check it out, you won't be sorry!

Friday, November 15, 2013

In Remembrance

Scribbles Designs Challenge #11
                                                      Remembrance with Fancy Folds...
With this challenge "Remembrance" can be a different things. 
It can be about the many before us have fallen in bravery to keep our countries safe & free...
Or it can be about someone in your life that you want to pay tribute to, remembering them in a special way... 
Let's remember them with a card 
with the added optional design theme of fancy folds
                      Remembrance with Fancy Folds is also 
                      sponsored by our friends Bugaboo Stamps!
Sandy also has a freebie image over at Scribbles Designs if you would like to pick it up and join our challenge!
Here is the card I made, I used a gate fold style card and I'm embarrassed to say that this is my first card done with a different fold *gasp*  
It's a good thing I had to do this challenge, it made me break out of my comfort zone and try something different!!
I used Scribbles image FLOWER 1
colored with distress inks, I actually printed 3 flowers and colored each copy a different shade, cut out and popped up for some dimension.  The rest of the paper and photo corners are from my stash.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Merry & Bright

Ok, I totally fell in love with this tree! You can find it HERE.  I love the little baubles on the end of the branches and they look like ornaments, as I was coloring this I realized it could be for any reason, season or color.  How cute would it be in pinks and purples, it could be for a girl or a boy, it could be done in manly colors, fall colors, spring, summer, you get the idea and it would be perfect with almost any sentiment. 
I used a kraft base for the card, some paper scraps from a 6x6 Christmas paper pad, snow flakes, twine and the Merry & Bright is a stamp that I've had for YEARS..yay for using older supplies!! :)

SKdigis Challenge Blog will be taking a break but please stop by to check out our latest projects and find some inspiration along the way!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Make it Monday-Anything Goes
+MarkerPop-Anything Goes
+Paper Playtime-Sparkle-Snowflakes have glitter and bling
+Ohh-la-la Challenge Blog-Stitching faux or real
+Hobbycutz-Winter Wonderland or Glitter N Sparkle (both)
+2 Sisters-Christmas Sparkle
+Color Me Creative Challenge-Wintry, Frosty, Cold
+Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge-Outdoors
+Divas By Design-Use a Digi

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Blog Candy at Nicole's Craft Nook-GO!!

Just wanted to direct anyone and everyone over to Nicole's blog, she is having blog candy!!!  Go check out her blog for the chance to enter to win and besides that, she has amazing style and her cards and projects are to die for!! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lots of Love Scribbles Mid-Way challenge

Join us...
Scribbles Designs Challenge #10
                                     Shades of Orange...

                            Orange... pumpkins, cats, candy, leaves, trees,  
                                   Shades of Orange is everywhere...

                         So our Scribbles Designs Challenge to you is to 
                                   make a card or project using 
                                      Shades of Orange...
Here is the card I made using the Heart Doodle 5 image you can find it HERE.
I colored with copics, added stickles to some of the hearts, glossy accents to others and some I left with just some color.  I added some bling, ribbon, primas and brads, I also got out my old letter rub ons and used for the sentiment.
I hope you like my card and will join our challenge, Sandy also has a freebie available, so come check it out!!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Divas by Design-Add some Orange
+Penny's Challenges-Add Black or bling
+Glitter N Sparkle-add black