Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sugarbowl~ Marlene's sketch

Here's my take on Marlene's sketch. I love this stamp and reach for it again and is very versatile and can be used for just about any theme or holiday. She is called "Demure" by Elisabeth Bell..and can be purchased from Funky Kits. For this card I dug into my Basic Grey Porcelain collection that I had been hanging onto. I'm trying really hard to break that habit! 
DP: Basic Grey, Porcelain
Pearls: Prima
Stamp: Sugar Nellie, colored with Copics
Heart pin:  Maya Road

Speaking of the House of Sugar....

You should definately go check out the Sugar Nellie blog for a chance to win this awesome new Manga!  Isn't she great!  And wouldnt she be so much fun to color!!  Hope I win her, lol! 

Friday Sketchers

This Valentine is for a sketch challenge over at Friday Sketchers blog. My lace needs to ironed out
but its a little late now, lol!   I'm loving the pearl/rhinestone flourishes from Prima..wish I bought more! Stamp comes from the House of Sugar.."Believe" by Diane Duda, colored with Copics.
DP: KaiserCraft.
Lace: Making Memories
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Rhinestones: Prima
Roses: Craft supply

Roses on Paper Challenge blog..

Iris has put together a fabulous sketch this week over at ROP challenge blog. Soo..since I had a little extra time to play I put together this Valentine.  I discovered a cool technique while playing with my DCWV glitter paper..if you bend it around a little bit, you have the crackle effect!  I cut out the little hearts using a Sizzlit die, I then dropped some Tim Holtz distress ink on top and rubbed it into the cracks.  Its difficult to see the glitter in the photo, sorry!  But I think it gives it a vintage it! 
DP: Kaiser
Image: Magnolia, Tilda watercolored with distress inks
Flourish: Prima
Heart pin: Maya Road
lace: Maya Road
little roses spritzed with Glimmer Mist and sprinkled with coarse glitter.

Warm Winter Wishes...

I finally finished up my Winter cards...ROFL..gotta hurry up and get them in the mail before its time for the Valentine cards to go out, lol!  We are definately having a wintery weekend, rare for Chattanooga. For these cards I used this cute little Tilda colored up with Copics along with a DP pack from CTMH.  Rhinestones by Basic Grey.  Snowflakes cut from a cuttlebug die. Added a little bling with a starburst pen.  Hope you like them.  :0)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Anne's blog candy

Hi there!  Go check out Anne's blog for some yummy blog candy. Anne is celebrating 400 followers! While you are there, check out her'll be amazed by her talent!!  

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I finished up a few Valentines using up the last of these cutie Hanglar images I received from Holley...I just adore Hanglars!  I know these are a bit "bright" for Hanglar images..I usually use muted colors, but Hey...its Valentine Cards, lol!
Dotted DP by MME
Cardstock: Bazzill
bling: Prima
flowers: Prima

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birthday Cards can never have to many Bday cards on hand. If only I were organized enough to actually mail them out on time, haha! Maybe I should make that my resolution for the year, lol! I made these 6 cards up for a luckybug swap.
Stamp: Purple Onion Designs~ Birthday Block
Cupcake: Cricut~ doodlebug cart.
DP: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill

Happy Winter...

Wow..its been awhile since I've posted! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year..mine went by in a blur. We spent a few days before Christmas in Gatlinburg with my Parents, my siblings and their family. We had a blast sitting in front of the fire and just enjoying the mountains and all the Christmas lights. The best part was getting some quality time in with my little nephew..he's the cutest thing..can't say it enough!

Now that the new year is upon us..I hope everyone is keeping to their resolutions, lol! I am going to try to create 365 crafty items during the year, one for each day of the year. I better get busy, lol! I really wanted to do the Book of Me album with a photo a day..but being that I spend ALOT of time away for work, it would be very boring photos some days..haha!

I've started with a few JATC's 3.5"x5" in a winter theme. I love these chipboard snowflakes! I've spritzed them with blue and white shimmerz spritz. I used the snowflakes as masks for the background watercolor paper. DP by Basic Grey.