Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year...

I'm checking off my card to do list...two posts today=)  I made this card for Tiddly Inks New Year Card Event.  Christy was kind enough to supply this lil' guy as a digi freebie...(thanks Christy) isn't he just adorable!  This is the first time I've ever used a digital image.  My dear hubs had to help me figure out the size settings and we had a bit of a paper issue.  Our printer wouldn't feed my Neenah Cardstock =(  So, this lil' guy had to be printed on GP Cardstock, sigh.  I colored him in with Copics.  The DSP is American Crafts, Jolly.  The sentiment is also a free digi from Tiddly Inks (thanks again Christy!)  I used this weeks SC313
Have a great night and thanks Hun for your help!

Case'ing Christmas Cards...

For week 4, we're Case'ing any DT Members Card over at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenges.  I Case'd Sparkle's Week #7 Card.  I used a CC Designs image, but changed the papers, and didn't do the stitching since this gal has yet to learn how to sew=(  I used my Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate Papers since they were still on my desk from my last post.  I just love those colors together!  I colored in Winter Emma with Copics on Neenah Cardstock.  I used a lil' Smooch on the ruffle on her shirt and some stickles on the snowflake. 
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.  I'll be catching up on some card making...I just picked up some super cute papers from work last night- I can't wait to play with them!
Thank-you for stopping by!   

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rootbeer Truffle...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.  We had a nice Christmas morning watching our grandson Wylie open his presents.  I had the best gift of all, which was having my daughter and grandsons here with us.  We had a nice Christmas Dinner and have been spending the day hanging out together.                     We're now on week 3 of Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge.  Our challenge was to incorporate Holiday Travel into our card.  One of the guys that use to go to our VW Car Meet had a Golf that was the color of Rootbeer.  I loved it.  I picked up some Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate Paper at work the other day and thought it would go perfect for this challenge.  I colored in the A Muse Holiday Car with Copics on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I embellished it with Smooch, Stickles, and a Glaze Pen. I used  SC312 and flipped it.                                   Thank-you for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Christmas with your family!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Peace, Dreams & Wishes...

Another Christmas Card for 2011!!!  This is for week 2 of Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge.  This week we were to use an Angel on our card.  I've had this Elzybell for a couple of years now and this is the first time she's seen ink!  I stamped her with Momento Ink on Neenah Cardstock and colored her in with my Copics.  I used Smooch on the wings, halo and cloud and added some Glamour Dust to the cloud as well.  I put Stickles on the stars and gave her some sparkly red shoes=)  I used Martha Stewart and SU Punches and Denami Design Buttons.  The DSP is Provo Craft Holiday Slab.  My layout is this weeks Card Patterns Sketch 94
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kuddo's for Kathy...

My BFF Kathy graduates from school today.  She went to Pharmacy Tech School and already has a job!  I'm so proud of her!!!                            Since it's so close to Christmas I wanted to use Christmas colors on my card.  I used CPS197 for my layout.  I stamped Diplomabella from Stamping Bella on Bella's Bestest Paper, coloring her in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  I added Stickles to her diploma, flowers, tasel and sash.  Smooch to her cap and gown.  I used a glaze pen on her boots.  And Denami Design Ribbon...I just love their ribbon!  The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michael's.
I hope ya'll are having a great week.  Can you believe there's just 10 more days until Christmas???  Thank-you for stopping by!

Monday, December 13, 2010


My first day at work one of the customers brought in gift bags with homemade cookies for all the ladies, even one for me.  The Friday before I started my job, I was at MAC getting a new eye look=)  It turned out that the gal that was doing my eyes, her mom was at the scrapbook store I was going to start working at having her birthday celebration with her girlfriends.  Later that evening she stopped in and told the ladies about me...isn't that sweet?!?!  I made this for Sandra to thank her for her treats.  It was also my entry for Stamping Bella Bellarific Friday Challenge which was to make some type of gift, gift card holder, etc.  I got to thinking that maybe the pretzels might be stale and worried about it so I took the tag off and made it into a card for Sandra instead, lol...which I forgot to take a picture of, sigh. 
I stamped Jinglebella in Momento Ink on Neenah Cardstock, coloring her in with my Copics.  I used Liquid Applique for the white trim on her outfit, stickles on the holly berries and star and smooch on the tree tinsel.  The ribbon is from Denami Design.
Thank-you for stopping bye.  Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Purple Snowflakes...

I'm going to give it another go at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenges.  This is week one for our 2011 Christmas Cards, that's right...Christmas 2010 hasn't happened and I've made my first Christmas card for 2011.  I tried to do all the challenges for this year but life got a little crazy for me.  I hope to stay on track with my 2011 cards. 
I used CPS 196 for my layout.  I stamped the Serene Snowflake in Lavendar Lace, adding smooch and stickles to it.  I did the same for the Baroque Motif part.  I used Denami Design Ribbon and Button and Marvy Punch for the Snowflake...adding lots of stickles to it=)
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great rest of your weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Congratulations to the Peterson's...

I have some news to am not pregnant! lol.  I was offered a job at my LSS!  I started training on Monday and know I'm going to love working there! 
One of my hubs co-workers and his wife just found out THEY are expecting=)  I wanted to make them a card to celebrate their exciting news.
I started off using MOJO79 and it ended up not being the sketch.  Sometimes that happens I guess, lol.  I stamped Expectafellabella on Neenah Cardstock in Momento Ink, coloring them in with my Copics.  I used some Smooch on the flower in her hair and skirt.  The DSP is Garden Party from DCWV.  I used SU Ribbon, Punch, and Pacific Pointe Cardstock.  Denami Design buttons, of course=)
Thank-you for stopping by.  I hope ya'll have a great weekend.  We are going to hubs 2nd Christmas Party on Friday night.  Should be fun!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

With Sympathy...

I was heartbroken to hear that an old friend of mine lost her sweet husband unexpectedly just before Thanksgiving.  My heart breaks for Penny...  Brian was such a wonderful guy and will be missed by so many!  I found this quote that I wrote on the inside-
"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow"                 Author Unknown.
I had a completely different vision for my card then I saw this card in the SCS Gallery and liked the look so I thought I'd give the "Black Magic" technique a try.  I stamped the flowery thingie with white craft ink on black cardstock and heat set it.  I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color the image.  I took smooch to the middles of each petal.  I highlighted with a white gel pen.
Thank-you for stopping by.  Please keep Penny and Brian's family in your prayers.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World Aids Day...

Though my post is late in the evening, I made this for World Aids Day.  It's in honor of someone I've never met, Mondo of this season's Project Runway.  He's secretly lived with Aids for 10 years of his life, not telling anyone.  I can not imagine living with a secret as big as living with Aids...can you imagine not having a soul know your secret, not having anyone to lean on for support during your lowest of times?  I don't know that I could do it.  His strength and courage to let his secret be known on national tv was absolutely touching.  I've never cried more watching a reality show before.  He was amazing on Project Runway and I still say he should've won, lol.  He created a t-shirt for World Aids Day, it can be found HERE.
I used this weeks SCS CC299, which was Real Red, Old Olive, and River Rock.  I stamped the Tree from Branch Out in Chocolate Chip on River Rock Cardstock.  I stamped the leaf thingies in Certainly Celery and Old Olive then sponged more Old Olive on top.  I stamped a line of butterflies in Real Red across the tree.  I used Martha Stewart Punches and Denami Design Ribbon.
Thank-you for stopping by.  Hope ya'll enjoy the rest of your week.  I'm getting my hair cut and shopping for a dress for one of my hubs Christmas Parties on Thursday=)