Saturday, May 25, 2013

Orange You Cool

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a new challenge from Color Me Creative and it is Orange. So you know the drill, any stamp, any image as long as it is colored with alcohol markers or colored pencils and this week you must incorporate the color orange!

This is my card:

We are sponsored this challenge by Bugaboo Stamps who gave us this stamp which is Summer Peekers.
How cute is he. Reminds me of summers with my kids when they were little, we always had a blow up pool in the yard, even though my parents had a huge inground pool, we still would have a blow up near by for the little ones. Of course if grass got in it or a fly landed in there, my daughter would cry haha!

I colored him with Copics:

Pool:  YR 18, YR15, YR12, YR00, BG07, BG05, BG01
Hair:  E50, E35, E31
Grass: YG65, Y63, G20

The grass is a die I used did it in two different colors and then put them together. The beach ball I made by punching out circles with a punch.

Hope you will enter our challenge so I can see what you do. Don't forget we also have a monthly winner too so you get two chances to win.
Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments!

Dies and Doilies

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, for us it is a 3 day weekend! So today at Sweet Stampin' we have a new challenge; Doilies and Dies! Sounds fun right?

I used some fun dies on my card this week. Check it out.

How cute is the dress die? Thought it was perfect with sweet girl. The image is from Mo Manning. I just adore her! Such a typical teen with her phone and shopping. Such a great time in life when you get to think about nothing but you and your friends hehe!

We have two sponsors as usual. The weekly sponsor is: Cuddly Buddy.

Our Monthly sponsor is Ribbon Girl

So I hope you will break out your doilies and dies and join us in this fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the weekend!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafting for All Seasons:  Think Pink
Love to Create Challenge:  Something for kids

Monday, May 20, 2013


Happy Monday Everyone!
Special hello to my two newest followers! Welcome and I hope you will visit often. I don't usually have a lot to say but I do love to share my cards.

So today, my younger sister is having knee surgery so I wanted to share the card I made for her. I know she will expect me to make her a card hehe, she is a card maker too but does not have a blog. Her life is extremely busy right now which makes this surgery even a bigger inconvenience. I feel awful for her, I am sure if you have a sibling you know what I mean. I have several siblings, two sisters and one brother, but my younger sister and I are closest in age so probably have the closest relationship too. Although having only one brother you do tend to love him special and my older sister and I get along great too, so I guess I am fortunate.

Of course if you asked me when I was younger if I appreciated my siblings you may have gotten a different answer hahaha! But enough of me rambling, here is my card.

Yup I know, another Sherry Baldy but seriously it just fit the occasion!!!
I colored her with my copics and added some Stickles for fun. I am sure she will love it especially when I bring it to her with some pastry it will be twice as sweet!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge:  Use a Digi
Fab n' Funky challenge: Favorite Embellishment (bow and rhinestones)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Hello Everyone,

So hope you are all well. I am doing fine. So it is spring and with the warm weather fast approaching, I realized that I am not as young as I would like to be hehe! All those great summer fashions seem to be much more appealing on a woman of 30 than a woman of 50 ahem! But anywho, I am hoping that I am aging somewhat gracefully.

My oldest daughter (25 years old) just moved out this week and it has made me realize that at her age, I was already married with one child. So I am feeling a bit old and sentimental this week. I am happy life is good, but I am sad that it goes by so fast. I am sure you are all in agreement, the years just fly on by.

So on my card today I used a Sherry Baldy stamp again (love these), that just reminds me of a glamorous older woman. Maybe it is the hair or the outfit, who knows but I think she is lovely. I colored her in more sepia tones and made it a bit distressed in keeping with the feel of an older generation. Hope you like her!

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Besties Challenge:  Monochrome
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  Anything Goes

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sweet Stampin' CAS

Good Morning all my wonderful followers and friends,

Today at Sweet Stampin'we have a new challenge and it is CAS (Clean and Simple). Now this is not one of my favorite things to do since I love, love, love, embellishments and layers. But I will tell you, this type of card can be very quick to do.

We once again have two sponsors, our monthly sponsor:

 Our weekly sponsor is LOTV:

My card:

I used a rubber stamp for the ferns from Creative Imaginations and the sentiment is a rubber stamp from Inkadinkadoo. I used Tim Holtz distress ink and some stickles to add a little extra oomph!
Sorry if the picture is not the best but the colors are very muted.

So anyway this card took about 15 minutes to make but I still prefer to color and have lots, and lots of papers. Hope it does not disappointment my faithful followers lol.

I hope you will have better luck with your CAS cards and give us a whirl, I would love some inspiration from your cards. The rest of the DT did seem to have better luck with their cards, go check them out.

Thanks for stopping by,


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday:  Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge: Bingo (Gems, Image, Sentiment)
Southern Girls challenge:  You can say that again (sentiment)

Friday, May 10, 2013


Hi Everyone,

Time for a new challenge at Color Me Creative. I hope you were able to take part in the Birthday Bash Celebration. We had so many fun games, challenges and contests. The entries were awesome! So many talented ladies and out there!

Hope you will continue on and enter our new challenge this week as it is an easy one, Anything goes! That's right, color whatever image you want for whatever occasion you want. As long as you use alcohol markers or colored pencils you are in!

This challenge our wonderful sponsor is Chelsea Le Designs who gave us these great images to work with.

I used my copics to color her. I added some stickles to her wings, some gloss accents to the water can and some Viva Pearl Pen.

Dress:  R37, R35, R32
Wings: YG 97, YG 95, G20
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  E35, E50, Y23

Hope you will go check out the other DT members cards as they are delightful! So go on now and let's see what you can do, let that creativity flow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend and for all you moms out there, Happy Mother's Day.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

The ABC Challenge:  M make it sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  things with wings

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all doing well. I have a special post today, since this Sunday we celebrate Mother's Day here in America. Well I lost my mom 3 years ago, if any of you lost yours you know it is one of life's difficult moments. But sadly it is the natural progression of things and I celebrate her life many times with wonderful memories that I share with my crazy siblings.

But I am fortunate that I have a mother-in-law who treats me like a daughter. She always has been good to me. She and my father in law now live with my husband and I so you know we are very close. I made her this card using a Sherri Baldy stamp. I thought it was appropriate because that woman is always cleaning, what she is cleaning,  I don't know since there is never a mess in her apartment haha.

I colored her with Copics and used a bit of Stickles for some sparkle. The papers are all from a 6 x 6 pad from My Mind's Eye called Lost and Found.

I hope you all have a Happy Mother's Day and that you have someone in your life that you can share a special moment with on that day. I will celebrate being a mom the best way I know how, by loving my girls to pieces hahahaha!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards:  Mother's Day
Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  anything Goes
Love to Create challenge:  Mom or Special lady
Besties Challenge: Mother's day or Thank you

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Suzanne!!

Do you know this beautiful person????

Oh wait... ooops...wrong one.   Sorry.  Do you know THIS beautiful person????

Arrrrghhhh... that's NOT her!!!!  Wait wait... let's get this right!!!!  Do you know HER?????

THAT'S her!!!!!!! YES!!!  The BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!!!  Oh and honestly... yeah... those pics above... yep... those REALLY are her too!!! If you know Suzanne J. Dean... you KNOW this!!  

Today is Suzanne's birthday and well, we ALL KNOW, Suzanne would NOT want to celebrate a birthday any other way than with her favorite country star AND a favorite sports star!!!  Right???!!!  

And also today, Suzanne's, Color Me Creative Design Team wanted to take a little of her time to show her how much we enjoy, appreciate and love her by hopping along to share a little birthday fun and creativity with her.  Join us in wishing her that the next year is filled with even more memories and love than anyone could ever hope for!  

The design team went with a "Teal/Aqua" theme today.  Suzanne had mentioned her desire to "look like a mermaid"... LOL... so heck, we'll play along.  (Old age is old age, peeps... just smile and say... "that's nice, honey." LOL)

Hope you like her Suzanne, I sense the more I get to know you that you love some shoes and some style and so does this sweet little girl from Mo's digital pencil!

Happy Birthday Suzanne and remember I am new to the team so if you are going to point fingers of blame look towards the senior members hahahaha! What a great team to be part of, thanks for having me along and I hope your day is as wonderful as you!

Now hop along with us to enjoy more of the Design Team's creations for Suzanne.

Kim DeRuosi (thats me)

Thanks for sharing Suzanne's day with us!!  We KNOW you all love her as much as we do and we couldn't be happier to be working with such an awesome lady!! 


I am entering this card in the following challenge:
DP2 Challenge:  anything goes with  Mo image