Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Following in my foot steps....

Today I crafted all day with Loreen from Wish on A Scrap. Right next to us were my 10 year old daughter and her 4 year old daughter crafting also. My daughter was itching to try a Tilda which she kept calling "Tishas" LOL. So I gave her an image and some copics and spica pens and this is what she came up with. I am so proud. She did such a fabulous color job. Tomorrow she will make her card with it and I will post her finished product then.

My card today is from a stamp that I bought from My Favorite Things. It is called Take a Break. I used the spotlight technique on it and I am real happy with the way it turned out. I wanted to do the spotlight technique for a bella challenge but for the life of me could not find a bella that I felt would do this technique justice like this stamp did.

I hope everyone has a Happy Healthy and Safe New Year!!!


Monday, December 29, 2008


Whoo hoo!! Mr UPS arrived today with my SU order. The stamp on the bottom is from a set that I had been dying to get. "Full of Life" It has some of the best sentiments. The top stamp is from the hostess set "Live like you mean it." The DSP is from Muirfield and my ribbon and flowers are from Michaels. My black brads came today in the mail too. I bought them on ebay along with 59 other color brads. They all match the SU colors. YAY!! They are from a seller called Pink Hedge Hog. Gotta love having all the matching brads!! Have a great night and I hope you enjoy todays card.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

I have crossed the line!!!

Well I have to admit that I own a BUNCH of Magnolias. They are irresistible to me. The problem is I never inked them up. Something just kept me away from them. Now I know what stopped me from using them. I did not own Copics to color them the way I wanted too. My prisma pencils just never seemed to do them justice. BUT NOW!!! I have my copics and I am in Magnolia Heaven. I am having so much fun coloring these cuties. Now I really have to learn how to make a card with them because I feel they take up so much of the card that I dont know what to put with them. The two that I posted dont even have sentiments. I actually never even thought to put one on which is so different for me. So a new learning experience. FUN!!! Hope you like them. Let me know what you think.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Its so relaxing....

It is so relaxing to not have a TON of orders to get out in time for the holidays. Dont get me wrong. I love the business but the quiet, peaceful time is greatly appreciated also. I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. I did and I had some time to craft in between eating and visiting. The bella card was colored with my new Copics that I received as a Holiday gift and boy do I have a lot to learn about using them!!! I have one site I have been going to and reading up about them but if anyone can suggest some ideas where else I can learn I would appreciate it. My second card was made with a new stamp set I received and it was so late at night when I made this that the next day I noticed the sentiment is a little crooked so forgive me!!! Have a great weekend and I am sure I will be back with more.


Whimsy Stamps Design Call

Here is my entry for Whimsy Stamps guest design spot for January. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Well work is finally slowing down. Its good and bad. Good because I will have more free time and bad because, well you can figure that out. My husbands b-day is today and I made this card last night at 1am. I really like this top notz die from SU. All material on my card today is SU except for the stamp. It is from Missy B. (and I purposly left it uncolored. It just felt right!!) I hope you like it.

On a seperate note, I just placed a SU order with my good friend Jodi who is sooo into Twilight that she has convinced me to read the book. Have many of you read the book already? I feel like the last person on earth who has not so my goal for next week is to read it. I will keep you posted. Have a great night and I hope you enjoy my husbands card.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Finally Finished my Holiday Cards

Hi Everyone. Well here is the story behind my cards. I had one designed and ordered all of the necessary extras from SU to make them but my order did not get here yet and I had so much time to create this weekend that I just created a few different ones and mass produced the few of them. I am really happy with the way they came out. Hope you are all getting your holiday shopping and decorating done. Have a great night and let me know which one is your favorite. My husband likes the one with the blue glitter snowflakes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Paper Pretties Challenge for the week

Hi Everyone!! These cards are for the Paper Pretties Challenge for the week. I loved the sketch so much that I made two cards. They are both using the Simply Special stamp. The first card DSP is from DCWV Nursery Pack. The second card DSP is SEI Winter Pack. I have my very last craft fair of the year tomorrow so I am going to go prepare for it. Enjoy the cards and have a great night.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Free Time(yay!!)

Hi Everyone. Boy has it been a busy week. Business is good thank goodness and I have been busy daily shipping out my orders but it leaves no time for stamping. UNTIL TODAY!! I popped a pot roast in the croc pot and did some crafting. I was able to do the SCS Sketch Challenge from last week and this week and got a chance to use some new stamps I received this week. My first card is for SCS SKetch Challenge 205. I made it for a good friend of mine that is having some challenges right now. Just a cheer me up kind of card. My second card is from last weeks (I think) sketch challenge 204. For this card I used a SNSS stamp that I just received and of course don't remember the name of. My third card I made with my top notz die cut from SU and I used my new stamps from the Missy B set Trees. All cardstock is SU on all cards and paper is from DCWV and Sei. Thanks so much for coming by tonight. Have a great week.