Sunday, May 29, 2011


Hi Friends~ I hope you are all enjoying your memorial day weekend and to my friends overseas who are celebrating Mother's Day I hope you are enjoying it!  I am enjoying my weekend immensely!  Yesterday I got to help my friend finish up some shopping for her wedding! She is getting married next Saturday, and I am so honored to be a bridesmaid for her!  Today I spent the day bumming around with my hubby...we went to a flea market (he bought me some wood roses...I'll share some pictures with you in the next few days) and then we went and put some flowers on his grandparents grave.  It was a nice day of bonding.  Tomorrow I am hoping to get some much needed crafty time in....and maybe start studying for my CPA Exam!  I received notice that my application was processed and I can now schedule 2 parts of my exam...EEEKKKK....exam time will be here before I know it!  LOL!

Now onto the fun crafty news I have to share with you all:  

Wild Orchid Crafts is looking to recruit three talented DT members to join our existing team!  If you are interested and would like to be considered please head to the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog to find out all of the details to enter!  The call will close at 8pm GMT on June 12th!

Good Luck to you all!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

WOC #24 - Embossing with Layers

Hi Everyone~ I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Mine started off a little rough with a killer migraine on Friday.  Thank goodness I had the day off of work so that I could sleep and rest all afternoon because my Graduation Party was this Saturday.  I was feeling all better for the party so that was a bonus!  I had so much fun with my family and friends!  I've attached a slideshow on the bottom of this post to share a little of my graduation and graduation party with you all!  Today I am officially full-time official start date at work is today...I'm so looking forward to my future accounting career!

Today I have a NEW Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge post to share with you!  This challenge is Embossing with lots of layers!  Make sure you include heat or dry embossing on your project along with lots and lots of layers!  I've used dry embossing and 8 total layers!  I love layering so this challenge is right up my alley!  This week at WOC Challenge we have TWO prizes that are being given away!  Along with being able to win some fabulous WOC products, you also have the chance of winning one of the Little Darling stamps by Angie Hunt's new line.  The WOC DT was fortunate enough to use one of these amazing stamps for this week's challenge!
My card  features this cute little guy named So Big....isn't he adorable?!  What a cutie pie!  Papers are from the Echo Park Walk in the Park Collection.  Corners were accented with Self Adhesive Rhinestones! My middle kraft strip was dry embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder, as well as the butterflies.
So Big was colored using Copics.  I then took my black pastel pencil and shaded the image.  I really love the depth that I could get with the pencil!
Flowers of course are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts and arrangement consists of a 40mm Tea Rose, 20mm Roses, 15mm Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms (that were airbrushed), 10mm Rose, 8mm Semi-Opened Rosebuds, 4mm Rosebuds, and Pearl Stars.

I can't wait to see what you make for this week's challenge!!!  I hope you enjoy my slideshow below!

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Friday, May 20, 2011


Happy Friday Everyone!  I am so excited for this weekend as it's my Graduation Party tomorrow....what a great feeling it is to be all done with school!!!  Today there is lots of fun cooked up at SCACD!  If you are here from my super talented mom, Mary Lou's Blog then you are in the right spot.  If not please head to ultra talented Elaine's Blog because you don't want to miss a stop on this hop!!!  Susana has done it again....Today we are sharing the BRAND NEW Natural Beauty Collection by Carmen Medlin for SCACD!!!  This collection mixes beauty with nature...and boy oh boy is this set AMAZING!!!
 I have the pleasure of introducing you to Gathering Love!  Isn't she gorgeous?!  What a beauty!!!  Papers are from the Echo Park Be Mine Collection....this is one of my ultimate favorite paper packs...gotta love black, grey, and of course PINK!!!
 Miss. Gathering Love was colored with Copics.  I then took my Crystal Glamour Dust Paint and painted the flowers on her dress...I so wish I could have gotten daylight pictures to share with you the amazing beauty and detail that this paint gives.  It's nice and sparkly in real life!  The flower buds on her dress were accented with my Viva Decor Silver Pearl Pen....gotta love being able to get those customize size pearls that you need!  You can't go wrong getting these amazing pens!!!  Finally I used my pastel pencil to shade my image.
Flowers are a combination.  The large soft pink flowers are Kaisercraft FairyBlooms...I love how these come in a package with many different shaped flowers.  The tulle flowers are Prima Delightful Day flowers...oh my gosh do I love these...finished off with the pearl center!  Finished flower arrangement off with a few WOC flowers, some MS punched flowers & leaves, and some rhinestone swirls.

Now head to the SCACD store to get your VERY OWN Collection -->HERE<--!

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STAMP SET SPECIAL: With every Natural Beauty Collection (the 7 image set) that is purchased AT SCACD Susana is giving away for FREE 1 Prima Tooled Rose Set (which contains 9 roses that are approximately 1" each)...flower color chosen by Susana!  This offer is ONLY GOOD UNTIL MAY 29!  

For our European can get your Natural Beauty Collection -->HERE<-- at Quixotic Paperie!

Your next stop is at the fabulous Pattie's Blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

SCACD Sneak Peeks & CANDY!

Hi Friends~

I survived Graduation (I will share pictures with you later)!  I even made it across the stage without tripping...YAY!!!

Today I have some fun to share with you....SCACD is showcasing a BRAND NEW Collection by Carmen Medlin for SCACD!  Oh my goodness these are beautiful....Here's a little tease of today's sneak peek by Elaine Hughes!

Head over to Elaine's Blog to see the full image!  Please join me in welcoming the super talented and Copic Extrodinare Melanie Holtz to the SCACD DT!!!  If you haven't seen her work you really need to go and see her blog and stop in to say hello.

Finally head over to the SCACD Blog....Susana is giving away some AMAZING CANDY!!!  Details are at the SCACD Blog!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

WOC #23 - For Mom!

Happy is my FIRST day of Final Exams at school!  I only have one exam today....then two more on Thursday and I will be ALL DONE WITH COLLEGE!  I graduate with my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting on Saturday!  I am soooo pumped!  I can't believe that the day has finally!  I'm looking so forward to working full-time!!!

Today is another Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge!  For this challenge Bev has created a gorgeous sketch for us to use!  We want to see a card made for mom with the sketch!
This card features Spa Time Fairy by Victoria Case for SCACD!  Isn't she a cutie?!  I felt she made the perfect Mother's Day card as she's relaxing in her in tea cup spa!  Papers are from the Echo Park Springtime Collection.  I absolutely LOVE this paper pad, and LOVE that Echo Park comes in 6x6 now!!!  Bow was made using Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts, using my Bow Easy. The beautiful ribbon is accompanied by some beautiful cotton lace also from WOC!
Spa Time Fairy was colored using Copics and accented with a white gel pen.  I then took one of my black pastel pencils and shaded the image.  I love the depth that I can get with the pencil!  What do you all think? Do you like this look better than when I use the Copic greys?  She's been cut out using a SB Circle Nestie and popped up onto a Floral Doily Motiff.  Edging of image was airbrushed with my Copic ABS.
Flowers of course are from the fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts!  Arrangement consists of a Small Flat Gardenia, 25mm Roses, 15mm Roses, 8mm Semi-Opened Rosebuds, 4mm Rosebuds, two types of  Gypsophilas, and white stamens.  Flowers have been glitterized with Star Dust Stickles.
The Happy Mother's Day banner was made using Maya Road Banner Canvas....oh my goodness are these darling, and you get 10 banners in a package!  I took some sparkly embroidery floss to string my banner up.
From this view you can see all the glittery fun that was added to this cutie pie fairy.  Illuminate Smooch was added to Fairy's wings and DecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal Glitter Paint was used on the saucer.  Oh my goodness this was the first time that I used this paint and I have to tell you that I am TOTALLY in love with it!  Love all the amazing sparkles that it gives!!!!  Diamond Glaze was used on the water and bubbles for the real-ness effect.

I hope you've enjoyed this cutie as much as I have!  Now head over to the Wild Orchid Challenge Blog to see what the other fabulous girls have made!!!  Don't forget to scroll down to the next post to see if you were the winner of my Classic Colour WOC candy!!!

Challenges I would like to Enter:
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day &/or flowers
SCACD Friends With Heart - Anything Goes

StampsSpa Time Fairy by Victoria Case for SCACD, Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
InksMemento Tuxedo Black, Copics, White Gel Pen,
Copic Colors Used: skin: E000, E00, E11, Hair: E99, YR24, Y21, Wings: RV0000, RV000, RV00, BG0000, BG11, Towels: BG0000, BG11, BG23, Bees: Y15, Y17, Water: B0000, B000, B02, Teacup: RV0000, RV000, RV00, Flowers: Y0000, Y00, Y02, YG06, YG67, G28
PapersEcho Park Springtime Collection
ToolsSB Circle Nestie, Floral Doily MotiffBow Easy, MS border punch,
EmbellishmentsIlluminate SmoochDecoArt Glamour Dust Crystal Glitter Paint, Diamond GlazeMaya Road Banner CanvasSmall Flat Gardenia25mm Roses15mm Roses8mm Semi-Opened Rosebuds4mm RosebudsGypsophilas, white stamens, Star Dust SticklesVintage Seam Binding Ribbon,  cotton lace.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011


Hi Friends, Unfortunately the winner of this:

Classic Colour WOC Candy has not contacted those of you who left a comment are still in the draw for the winning!

CONGRATULATIONS Rene!  Please contact me (e-mail is located in my profile) by Tuesday, May 10th, or I will pick a new winner.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

WOC Candy Winner!

Thank you so very much for all of the comments on my WOC Blog Hop card!  I am so honored that I am able to inspire you all!!!  You have all made my day with your kindness!  Now onto the fun.....The Winner of the BEAUTIFUL Classic Colour Collection Flowers is:

And the winner is:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-05-01 20:13:36 UTC

CONGRATULATIONS Cindy!  Please contact me with your mailing info so we can get these beautiful flowers on their way to you! :)  You have until Wednesday May 4th at 6pm to contact me or else I will choose another winner.

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