Monday, November 28, 2011

Beauty Lies Within

Happy Cyber Monday Friends!  I hope your weekend was fun and that your week is off to a great start!  Today I am taking another CPA Exam....eeekkk!  Any extra prayers that you can squeeze in for me today are greatly appreciated!  I am so ready for this part of my life to be done...hopefully after today there are only 3 more exams that I need to take!  Onto some crafty I have some vintage fun to shre with you:

This card was made using LOTS of Wild Orchid Crafts and SCACD goodness!  Papers are from the Prima Madeline Collection.  I love the vintage look of this Guipure Lace, it adds such elegance to any card.
Tall Perfume Bottle by Victoria Case for SCACD was colored with Copics and accented with my pastel pencils. I love the timelessness of this beauty!  Image leaves have been accented with 100 grit Kelly Green German Glass Glitter!  I absolutely LOVE the sparkle and glitz this glitter adds, it's definitely the best glitter on the market!  I can see using this glitter to accent Christmas Trees for Christmas Cards.  3mm Self Adhesive Pearls from the Green Collection were added to the Magnolia DooHickey dragonflies.
The bow was made using some fabulous Chocolate Brown Raffia Ribbon and then topped off with a 15mm Rose.  Scalloped Sentiment is actually a part of the Paper Collection that I hand cut out!  I thought this sentiment worked wonderfully with the stamp!
Wild Orchid Crafts flower arrangement was using a 35mm Trellis Rose30mm Wild Rose25mm Rose15mm Roses, and Gypsophilas in white and pink.
I hope you have enjoyed my vintage fun!  Susana has some amazing deals going on through today on at the SCACD Store!  Click -->HERE<-- which will take you to the store and then scroll down to see all the amazing deals!  Here are just a few of the deals:

* Prima Grab Bags with almost 40 flowers for ONLY $11.99 (that's a steal!!!)
* 15% OFF 6x6 Paper Pads
* 25% OFF Embossing Folders
* 25% OFF TonerTex (you NEED To get's AWESOME and EASY TO USE!)
* 15% OFF Select Spellbinders
* 15% OFF Epiphany Tools (I {heart} these to pieces)!
* 20% OFF Flower Soft (including Silver & Gold colors!)

These deals are ONLY GOOD through TODAY!  SO hurry and get over to the SCACD Store to get your goodies at GREAT Prices!!!

Have a wonderful week & Happy Cyber Monday Shopping!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holly Craft Faire TODAY!

For all my local friends and family....TODAY is the:

East De Pere Holly Craft Faire 
at the East De Pere High School 
from 9am - 3pm

I got to see a bunch of the items for sale and all I can say is WOW this is one Craft Show that you DO NOT want to miss!  There definitely is a lot of unique hand crafted items for sale!  I hope that you stop by and make sure you stop by to say hello!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Black Friday!

I hope that you all survived the Thanksgiving festivities with full tummies and lots of love of family and friends!  I was able to go to my in-laws for a late lunch and then to my parents' for dinner!  It was truly a day of fun!

Today my Mom and I are headed to set up our booth for tomorrow's largest craft show in our area!  For those in northeast Wisconsin make sure you come check out the:

East De Pere Holly Craft Faire 
at the East De Pere High School 
Saturday, Nov. 26th from
9am - 3pm

This is one amazing craft show with lots of unique hand crafted items for sale!  I am so excited that I get to be a part of this show!  So stop by Saturday to say hello!

For those of you braving the odds and venturing out to "get the deals" during Black Friday shopping...have lots of fun and GOOD LUCK!  I don't know how you do it as I think I would go insane with all the people!  I'm more of an online shopper!  LOL!

For those of you like me who shop online....make sure you check out these deals:

Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design:

All quantities limited to stock on hand:
All NEW 6" x 6" paper pads on sale 15% OFF
All Embossing Folders 25% OFF
All Tonertex 25% OFF
Selected 2011 Spellbinders 15% OFF

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Hunting

Here in Wisconsin we are right in the middle of Blaze Orange Season....otherwise known as Deer Hunting Season.  I had made a gun shaped card for my father-in-law for his birthday so I thought now would be a great time to share :)
My hubby and father-in-law like guns so when I was brain storming for a birthday card for my father-in-law I was wondering if it would be even possible to attempt to make a gun shaped card.  I asked my hubby what type of gun FIL liked and my hubby found the below picture on the internet for me:
Now I'm a total girlie girl and know NOTHING about guns.....So with this pictures printed off of the internet I set out to try and make my card.  I was sooooo excited with how the finishing product turned out!
The only items I used to make this card were black and brown cardstock, foam tape, pastel pencils and a metal screw brad.  There are many layers that have been popped up to make my gun appear realistic.  The shading to make the gun appear metal was done with pastel pencils in black, gray, and white on black cardstock.  And the handle was brown cardstock with the same shading from pastel pencils and the  brad to finish it off.
And here is what the inside of the card looks like.  I used my silver pen to write the message.  Don't you just love how when you have an idea in your head and it turns out even better when you are finished?  I hope you like my shaped card.  I would love to hear your comments on it!

To all my friends in the United States, I hope that you have a:
Very Blessed Thanksgiving!
I am so thankful for all my crafting friends in blogland!  You all mean so much to me! might want to make sure you stop back here this weekend....
I have a feeling there might be some candy involved! :)

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Monday, November 21, 2011

WOC #37 - A Child's Christmas

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I spent the weekend studying and helping my hubby make our Holiday Sign for our business that will go in our town's park for the display of Christmas Lights by area businesses!  I'll have pictures to share real soon! :)

Today is another Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Day!  Our challenge for you this week is "A Child''s Christmas!" We want to see your creations featuring children at Christmastime!   Remember:  READ HERE to see the Challenge Rules to make sure your entry qualifies for the fabulous WOC prize!
When I was a little girl all I ever wanted for Christmas was dolls!  When I saw this Kaisercraft Doll Form I knew it would be perfect to decorate Wild Orchid Crafts style!  I started off by painting the heavy duty chipboard doll form white.  Then accented with paper from the Kaisercraft Chapter 1 Collection (which is still 15% off at SCACD right now.)  
The outline of the doll form was accented using 3mm self adhesive pearls from the green collection.  Ribbon belt was fancified with an antique silver flower embellishment.  Flower arrangement features Wild Orchid Craft flowers of: a 20mm Rose, 8mm Semi-opened Roses, and a Gypsophila.  All flowers were sparklized with Star Dust Stickles.
Skirt trim was made using White Cotton Lace and then decorated with a antique metal flower.  This flower started out gold...but I wanted it I whipped out my Viva Decor Silver Precious Metals paint and voila now I have a silver flower :)  This paint coats perfectly in JUST ONE COAT!  I love this stuff and it gives off lots of metallic luster!  Flower center is a Large Pearl Brad.
Flower arrangement at the base of the doll form is placed on top of a SB scalloped circle with flowers consisting of: 20mm Roses8mm Semi-opened Roses, Gypsophila, Carnations, Cherry Blossoms, 4mm Rosebuds, and Sweetheart Blossoms.   To get all of those flowers to stay put I use the wonderful Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky Glue!  This stuff is the amazingly and keeps my flowers in the right place!
And one more view!  Now head over to the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog to see the other fabulous creations that the fabulous DT has made!  We can't wait to see your Child Christmas creations!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Beauties NOW AVAILABLE!

These two amazing stamps sets are NOW available for purchase at the SCACD Store!  For my international friends you can get these at Quixotic Paperie!  You can purchase both sets together and SAVE 25% (that is only $5.25 per stampPLUS you get 3 BONUS STAMPS for FREE!
 Or you can purchase each set separately which still SAVES you 20% and gets you 1 BONUS STAMP with the Reflections Yesteryear Collection:

 Or SAVE 20% and get 2 BONUS STAMPS with the Reflections Fantasy Collection:

There are also two fun floral stamps which you can purchase from this fabulous release!  Carolyn's Bonsai and The Topiary are gorgeous!  You can purchase each individually or purchase them as a set and SAVE 15%!

Now head to the SCACD Store -->HERE<-- to get your very own stamps!

To see my samples using the beautiful Masquerade & Her Caged Heart stamps from the Reflections Fantasy Collection, scroll down!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend & Happy Shopping!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

Welcome to the Reflections Release...

Happy Friday!  I hope you all have some fun planned for this weekend!  I will have my nose in the books getting ready for my next CPA Exam.  But before I head off to study land....let's have some crafty fun.....Today is the day many of you have been waiting's the NEWEST SCACD Stamp Release....Carmen Medlin has created some fabulous images exclusively for SCACD!  If you have come here from Danni's Blog then you are in the correct spot.  If not go back to Danni's blog as she's the first stop along the hop...and you definitely want to start at the beginning for this fun adventure....we have some AMAZING stamps to share with you all today!

I am so happy to introduce to you:
This beauty is a part of the Reflections Fantasy Collection by Carmen Medlin for SCACD.  The moment I saw Miss. Masquerade I immediately knew I wanted to color her with blues....she so reminds me of an Ice Princess!  Papers are from Little Yellow Bicycle.
Masquerade was colored with Copics and accented with pastel pencils.  Her wings got a coat of the beautiful DecoArt Crystal Glamour Dust Paint.....ooooo do I love all the sparkle this paint gives!  I am a true the glitter and sparkle! hee hee!
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and arrangement consists of: 30mm Wild Rose, 25mm Wild Rose, Sweetheart Blossom, Gyposophilas, 15mm Rose, 4mm Rosebuds, Stamens, and Silver Glitter Holly Berries.  Arrangement was finished off with a Melissa Francis Snowflake.
Mini snowflake arrangement is another MF snowflake along with a Silver Padded Snowflake from WOC.  Sentiment is Verve.
I hope you have enjoyed my "Ice Princess" themed card...think of all the possiblities you have for this gorgeous stamp!
If you missed my sneak peek post yesterday, click -->here<-- to go and meet the beautiful "Her Caged Heart" by Carmen Medlin for SCACD and she too is part of the Reflections Fantasy Collection.

Your next stop along the hop is the fabulous Dianne's 'Blog!  To purchase your very own Reflections Beauties....Click -->HERE<-- to go to the SCACD Store!  For our over seas friends you can get your exclusive SCACD stamps from Quixotic Paperie!  Happy Hopping!

Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, Lips: RV34, Dress/Mask/Fan: BG000, B000, B02, B06, B32, N1, N3, N5, N7, Wings: BV0000, BV000, B000, B00, C1, W3, Hair: E25, E47, E49, E53.
♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Thursday, November 17, 2011

With All My Heart

Happy Thursday Friends!  Are you all enjoying the fabulous sneak peeks of the BRAND NEW SCACD Stamps?  I don't know about you but I think these images are so breath taking and absolutely FUN FUN FUN!  Today is the last day of sneak peeks before you can buy these amazing new stamps at the SCACD Store!
Today I have the honor of introducing you to:
This beauty is from the NEW Reflections Fantasy Collection by the fabulous Carmen Medlin for SCACD which will be available for purchase on Friday!  Papers are from the Kaisercraft Chapter 1 Collection (which Susana currently has on sale for 15% off)...this collection is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the teals, greens and blacks!
Her Caged Heart was colored with Copics and accented with my pastel pencils.  This was my first time at trying to color pleats.  Not sure if I am totally in love with them yet or not....but we all gotta start somewhere....and practice does make perfect so I'll keep practicing :)
The Birdcage is a Kaisercraft Chipboard that was painted with my Viva Mother of Pearl Precious Metal the sparkle and shimmer and beautiful coating that you get with this paint all in ONE coat!  You can cover wooden objects with ONE coat at well, click -->here<--,  -->here<--, and -->here<-- to see my other Viva Precious Metal creations.  Susana carries a Memory Box Die that looks similar to my chipboard that would work fabulous with this stamp!  Sentiment is from Verve.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and arrangement consists of a 35mm Trellis Rose, NEW Carnations, 10mm Roses, Sweetheart Blossoms, 8mm Semi-Opened Rosebuds, and Gyposphilas.  Flowers have been glitzed with Star Dust Stickles.
I hope you have enjoyed my sneak peek!  Now head to the SCACD Store Blog to check out where you can find more sneak peeks of these beautiful stamps, ENTER FOR YOUR CHANGE TO WIN SOME BLOG CANDY (today's the last day for entries!).....and don't forget to mark your calendars for this Friday for when you can purchase your very own beauties!

Copic Colors Used: Skin: E000, E00, E11, Hair: E18, E25, E53, E57, Dress: BG11, BG18, BG72, BG99, Shoes/Bow/Belt: N3, N5, N7, N9, BG18, BG72, Bird: B000, B04, E34, E37, E53, Cage: Y26, Y28, Heart: R83, R85, R89.

**One quick question for my Blog Readers** 
Do you like the new format of my blog with larger pictures?  I'm working on making over my blog and I want to make it the best experience for my readers!  Thank you very much in advance for your input!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SCACD Sneak Peeks & CANDY!

Hi Friends~

Have you been over at the SCACD Blog?  We have lots of fun cooked up for you this week!  There are fabulous sneak peeks of TWO Brand New collections that will be available for purchase on FRIDAY.....Eeeekkk these stamps are FABULOUS!  Here is a sneak peek of my project for the blog hop on Friday!

Susana also has some AMAZING Blog Candy up for grabs too!  Click -->HERE<-- for all the details!

Psssst.....make sure you come back here on Thursday......I just may have a sneaky peek up my sleeve...wink wink!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lucky Horseshoe!

Hi Friends~ How have you all been?  I've been busy studying for another CPA exam that is coming up the end of this month....oh how I can't wait for studying to be done....although that won't be for quite some time.  As some of you may have noticed the SCACD Store was closed this past week for some maintenance....well the Store is NOW OPEN!  So I hope you have your list made from window shopping....because now you can head to the store to buy all of your goodies!  Susana has numerous NEW products and lots of items on sale so make sure you check them all out!  

Today I have a fun shaped card to share with you using some FABULOUS Wild Orchid Crafts and SCACD products!  This card also goes along with the current challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Blog which is to use Blue & Brown on your creations!
My mother-in-law absolutely LOVES horses so when I was planning her birthday card I wanted to incorporate the horse theme into it.  I decided that I was going to make her a Horseshoe shaped card, and I have to say I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I used gray cardstock spritzed it with Tsukineko Silver Shimmer Spray and cut out my shape and then popped it up onto black cardstock so I could get the depth of the horseshoe.  The metal accents are supposed to be the "nails" that they use to put the horseshoe onto horses hooves.  The paper is from the Prima Madeline Collection (Susana has numerous Prima pads on sales right now that you can find -->here<--.)
Sentiment is from the Verve Big Wish Set and has been accented with Copics and cut out using my SB oval and blinged with Silver Stickles.  Then the sentiment was popped up onto a SB scalloped oval.  Flower arrangement uses some beautiful WOC flowers consisting of: a 25mm Wild Rose, 25mm Rose, 15mm Roses, Gypsophilas, Silver Holly Berries, Tulips, and Pearl Stars.  Flowers have been accented with Diamond Stickles for even more bling and sparkle!
Raffia and Ribbon bow was made using my Bow Easy.  Make sure you check out the amazing assortment of colors of Raffia that WOC carries!
I carried the horse theme onto the inside of the card too!  I've used the Carousel Dreams by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamp which is a part of the Sampler Edition #5 Collection.  I LOVE the elegance of this beautiful horsey!  She was colored using Copics and accented with my pastel pencils.
 Copic Colors Used: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, BG11, BG15, BG49, G29, G21, and R21..
And one more view for dimension!  I hope that you have enjoyed this shaped card and much as my Mommy-in-law did for her birthday!

I'd also like to take a moment and to send HUGE HUGS to Susana of SCACD!  I am so honored to be a part of the SCACD DT!  Susana is a fabulous store owner and most importantly one of my bestest friends!   You Hun!!!  Make sure you head over to the SCACD Store to see all the lovely goodies that have recently made their way to the store!  Happy Shopping!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Monday, November 7, 2011

WOC #36 - Color Combo

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend, I attended an area craft show to sell some of my creations.  It was such a fun day because I got to spend the WHOLE day with my Dad.  Since my Mom (who is usually my side-kick at the craft shows) was unable to be there my Dad said he'd come help me set up and take down my booth.  Below you can see what setting up my booth consists of.  Two tables and a third that holds my cards.
This card display board was "hand crafted" by my hubby (I think I shared this with you all last year but I can't find the tell him all the time secretly he's a crafter too!!!  I told him I wanted some type of display to show off my cards and this is what he made for me before craft show season 2 years ago.  I absolutely LOVE this display because it showcases over 100 of my cards at one time!  The only draw back is you NEED two people to set it up and it's heavy.  So that's where my Dad came into play yesterday...since he had the day off he said that he could help me!
And the fun thing was my Dad decided to stay with me for the whole day at the show!  He was such a trooper!  It was so much fun to share my crafting passion with him!

Now let's get onto some more fun...Today is another Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge Day!  Today we would LOVE to see your creating featuring a fun color combo......Brown and Blue!  I love these two colors together!  **Make sure you read the WOCC Rules so that your entry qualifies for the fabulous prize that's so kindly donated by WOC!**  I'd hate for your entry to not count towards the prize! :)
For this challenge I decided to make a fun gift card holder!  And again can you believe another project that I created without my handy dandy Copics...LOL!  Papers for this beauty are from the Bo Bunny Welcome Home collection.  The beautiful white cotton lace is from the Wild Orchid Crafts.  Bow was made with my Bow Easy.
Sentiment is from the Verve Better with You set and cut out using my Verve Classy Label.  Border was stamped with my Hero Arts Fancy Flourishes stamp set, distressed with TH Brushed Corduroy distress ink, and then edged with Platinum Stickles.  This was then popped up onto a SB Die from the Twisted Metal Frames Set and the top was accented with a small Pearl Brad.
 Wild Orchid Craft flower arrangement is made using a 35mm Trellis Rose, Carnations, Sweetheart Blossoms, 10mm Roses, Gypsophilas, 4mm Rosebuds, a large iridescent Blue Butterfly, and a BRAND NEW Decorative Crown pin.  Flowers were accented with Diamond Stickles.
And a dimensional view!  I hope you have enjoyed!  Now I can't wait to see what you make with BROWN and BLUE!

♥ Thanks for stopping by! ♥


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