Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
I had planned on giving away some candy when my counter hit 10,000 however I think that happened over the holidays.....and now in shock I see my counter is already over 12,000 hits....so now it's candy time.....and I have some Valentine Blog Candy for you! I want to thank everyone who stops by to read my blog, your comments truly make my day and you are all an inspiration to me!
In order to win you need to do the following:
1. Leave a comment in this post telling me which paper cutter/trimmer is your favorite and why! I am in need of a new paper trimmer/cutter and am looking to see which is the best to get.
2. Post a link on your blog to my candy give away!
**To Get An ADDITIONAL entry ***
Subscribe to or become a follower of my blog, and post an additional comment on this post telling me you have done so!
** If you do not have a blog, please click on my profile on my sidebar and send me an email answering the above question!
My candy is open world wide! :)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I used my beautiful WOJ Melinda Hugging Heart! I colored her with my Copics! I added Shimmerz Blingz hottie pink to the ribbon on the heart, and Blingz pixie dust to her wings! Used my nesties for the oval and scalloped oval behind Melinda. Then I took a white dolie and sprayed it with my Glimmer Mist in Pink Taffy and Iridescent Gold. I used my corner punches and swirl punches. DP is K&Co. Flowers, spacers, charm and ribbon are from my stash! Most of my supplies and tools were purchased from Wish On A Scrap.
Here is a close up so you can see the Shimmerz on Melinda's wings and the ribbon on her heart! If you look close you can see the shimmer on the swirls (leaves) by the flowers. I used Blingz Hottie Pink on the red swirls which made them look like a dark pink, and on the passion pink swirls I used my Blingz in Pink Poinsettia which gave them a real nice shimmer.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This week over at the WOJ Challenge blog there is a sketch by the fabulous Katharina! I always like to use Katharina's sketches to make my cards!!! Here is my take on the sketch! I got this fabulous WOJ Herb in Love from my great friend Loreen! She has the WOJ stamps available for purchase at her store, Wish On A Scrap. Papers are from my stash...some are so old I don't even know where they are from anymore....ooppss, you can't tell I love paper can you?! I used my Janome Sew Mini that I got from Christmas from my parents! After a little bit of trouble trying to put the bobbin in....we were in sewing order! I had so much fun with it...I can only imagine you will get sick of seeing sewing on my cards! ha ha! I also used my Fiskars heart border punch, prima and hemp twine from my stash. My new Valentine ribbon...I think one is from Joanns and the other is Michaels.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy weekend!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Of course we have the finished inside too! Heart doily and ribbon were in my stash.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Kerry is giving away some awesome blog candy, and not just one prize....but she is giving goodies away to 3 people! What a very generous person Kerry is! Make sure you swing by to check it out!
Michelle is also giving away some great candy....which includes some Copics...head over to say hi to her!
I also want to give you the heads up that I am going to be having some Valentines Blog Candy coming up next week....or maybe even by this weekend! Make sure you stop back!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This card was created for my mom's co-worker's birthday! My Mom chose Melinda Blowing Kisses for me to use on the card! I colored Miss. Melinda with my Copics (first time I used green as my main color...and I LOVE how it turned out...Gee I sure say that a lot lately...don't I?)!!!! I used star dust stickles on Melinda's wings and hearts. Papers are Deja View, DCWV, and SU cardstock. Ribbons, spacers, and brads, are from my stash. Flowers are spare parts. The angel charm is handmade by me! The first time I ever used one of my angels on a card!
Here is the finished inside. Used the same floral Martha punch as on the front of the card. Flowers are from my paper pack.
Sorry the pictures seem washed out! It was already dark when I got done creating so I had to use my Ott Lite!
Remember you have until midnight tonight to get your entry in for our Wish On A Scrap 1st Challenge! The WOJ Lizzie with her chocolate box is getting ready to head to her new home!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
This next award I received from Tara! Thanks so much Tara this is greatly appreciated! :)
All of these girls have fabulous work and are so talented, so please go and check out their blogs, and say hello while you are there! I am going to pass both of these on to all my readers, because without you my blog would not be a success!
And finally, I have been tagged by Berry! So let's see.....7 things about me:
1. I live above our funeral home!
2. I am the milk man's daughter (yup, my Dad is a milk man!)
3. I am addicted to Big Train Sugar Free Vanilla Chai!
4. I love licorice!
5. I love spending time with my family!
6. I am so addicted to blogging....but have made so many friends in the past 8 months I have been in blog land!
7. AND...I am the oldest of 3 children in my family!
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend...and I am hoping to get some cards done to share tomorrow!
My reign on the Design Clique at Wish On A Scrap was coming to an end this month.....however, I was so thrilled when Loreen asked me to become a permanent member of the Design Clique! Of course I told her YES....I didn't have to think twice or even for a second at all!!!! Loreen and Deb are so wonderful to work with, and I am so ecstatic to keep designing for such a wonderful store! Thank you so much Loreen!!! You are the greatest and such a wonderful friend! I am so honored to be given this position!!!
Sorry I don't have any cards to share today! I have to take some photographs of the cards I made with my Gram the other day! We had was soooo much fun!!! A special thank you to Michelle for the wonderful class....I can't wait until next Thursday! Gram and I are taking 2 more card classes before my "real" classes begin!
Don't forget you only have today and tomorrow to get your entry in for the Wish Challenge! Remember the winning person receives a WOJ Lizzie with Chocolate Box stamp!
And a few fun blog candy alerts to share:
Bev has some VERY VERY delish blog candy going on right now...I so want to win because she has some awesome items that she uses on her fabulous cards!
My good friend Dannie has some super sweet Valentines candy....those chocolates look like heaven and I would love to get my teeth on them!
Jen has some terrific candy from many different places and the best part is IT'S ALL FOR A GREAT CAUSE!
And Sally is giving away some wonderful candy....swing by and say hi to her...it's her VERY first blog candy! Woo-Hoo!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
This card goes along perfect with today's post! Over at the Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Challenge blog this week's challenge was a sketch challenge....but there is a small twist! You need to make your card a Thank You card....so this is for each and everyone of you out there who support me, inspire me, and challenge me! You are all treasured friends!
Here is this week's sketch: I decided to use my Tilda with rose that I got from my Secret Angel in the Magnolialicious Yahoo Group! Thanks again Lisa! I absolutely LOVE her! I colored Tilda with my Copics, added stickles to her wings and lace on her dress. Then I used some pink perfect pearls and painted on top of the rose for some extra shimmer! It gave the flower a beautiful irridescent effect! Papers used were Dovecraft from the Hint of Pink pack, DCWV, SU cardstock, and some clearance papers that I got from Michaels.
Flowers are primas. Lace, beads, and charms are from my stash. Punches used were the negative from my Heart Corner Punch (from Wish On A Scrap), and my Martha floral boarder punch which I made into cute corners. I got this idea from one of my idols, Suzanne! You can see her awesome idea here!She is so creative, and her work is absolutely amazing! If you haven't gone over to her blog, click on over there and take a look. You won't be disappointed!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This image is called Pickin' Apples. Isn't she just darling?! I had lots of fun coloring her with my Copics, and of course I added some stickles to her bow and hat. Highlights were made with my white gel pen. I used glossy accents on the apples, even though it hard to see it in the picture. Papers are a combinations of Basic Grey Euphoria, Creative Memories, and some scraps from my stash. Of course I had to use my corner punches (if you would like to get some, head on over to Wish On A Scrap)! I really do love them! I got some new spacers the other day, so I had to use one on my flower. Flowers, charm, and ribbon from my stash.
And the finished inside! I really like how the inside of this one turned out! Wish me luck on this challenge...I would LOVE to have some more markers to color with!
I got a message the other day from Courtney asking if I would like to be a CBCC (Created By Courtney Chick)! I was so excited that she asked me to design for her challenges, and of course I said YES! I am so excited to be a part of the CBCC team! My offical start date is January 13th....so be on the look out for my CBCC creations!
Monday, January 5, 2009
I used Basic Grey papers from the Wassail collection, and just red and black from my paper stash. Corner punches and Fiskars boarder punch were purchased from Wish On A Scrap. The "with sympathy" was stamped and embossed with Ranger embossing tinsel in silver. Ribbon is from my stash!
And of course we have the finished inside!
Don't forget to head over to the Wish Blog to enter for your chance to win a Whiff of Joy Lizzie with Chocolate Box stamp in our VERY 1st Challenge! You have until Sunday, January 11th to enter!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This month over at Magnolialicious the Miss. Suzy Haglighi made a very fun sketch to play a long with! I loved all of the circles on it! That way I could incorporate lots of different patterned papers into my card! My papers are DCWV, Creative Memories, and SU cardstock.
I decided to use Standing Fall Tilda that I purchase from Loreen at Wish On A Scrap. I also created this card for the Wish Challenge that is going on RIGHT NOW, you can find the details HERE! The Challenge is running until January 11th, so go and check it out!
Tilda was colored using my Copic markers, and I used stickles on her wings! Ribbons were in my stash along with the charm, spacer, and heart brad. Flowers are Petaloo which I also got from Wish On A Scrap's November kit....yes, I am still using elements from the November kit! That is seriously how much stuff you get in the kits! It's amazing the stuff you get for your $25!
And of course we have the inside of the card! I used my martha floral lace punch, and my Fiskars treading water punch!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
How cool is that? Loreen is being very generous, so click HERE to go see what the hype is all about! I can tell you that you won't be disappointed!
***One of the deadlines is Sunday, January 4th at midnight, so to make sure you get your chance at the TWO stamps make sure you go and check out the Wish blog NOW!!!!!****
Thursday, January 1, 2009
This week over at Sketch Saturday there wasn't a specific sketch to follow, any past sketch could be used. I thought I would use #27, shown below: My Basic Grey Eva papers were perfect to use with this fun fairy....her name is Bryony. I purchased her from Susana. Isn't she beautiful! I colored my cute fairy with my Copics, and I loved coloring her! I actually stamped her twice. On the 2nd image, I cut out her body, leaving her legs and wings off. Then I pop dotted that up to make it look like Bryony was leaning forward off of her mushroom. I added diamond stickles to her wings for some sparkle!