Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valentine Struggle

Hello Friends,

Hope everyone is staying warm, the weather here has been frigid! Thank goodness for my warm house and fireplace! I hear the south is really struggling today with snow and ice and they are not equipped for it like we are here in the New England states.

So today I am posting a card for Valentines that I used a La La Land Marci stamp and colored her up no problem, but then I just struggled putting this card together. Did you ever do that? It just seemed like every piece of paper I picked or placement was just wrong. I finally managed to come up with something!!!
So here she is.

You can let me know what you think but please be gentle hahaha! Hope you all have a great week!
Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you giving me a bit of your time.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge: Sharing the Love
Just Us Girls:  Photo Inspiration
Divas By Design:  Vintage with lace
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  Vintage

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Texturize It

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great day. I spent a wonderful day at a Spa with 5 of my girlfriends getting facials and massages, you cannot beat that, let me tell you. We followed that with lunch and a drink! I highly recommend this for a bit of stress relief haha!

But now I want to share with you a new challenge over at Color Me Creative, it is Texturize It. Meaning color any image (using alcohol markers or colored pencils) but show some texture, you know like hair, fur, grass, etc.

Here is what I came up with

This is an old digital image from Pollycraft which I colored with my copics. I used colorless blender and a rag to texturize the hat, then I used a Stipple effect for the mouse's fur.

Mouse:  C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Coat and hat:  RV17, RV14, RV13, RV10

I hope you will join us and show us what you can create. Either way check out what the other Design Team members at CMC created, they will inspire you.

Our sponsor this week is Paper Temptress and we also have a monthly drawing for an Oozak gift certificate.

Thanks for stopping by,


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge:  Embellishments
Clear it out Challenge:  Layer it up

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saying Goodbye, last post

Hello Everyone,

So sadly, today is my last post as a Design Team member for Sweet Stampin'. Unfortunately, I am not able to keep up with all my obligations at the moment. Life has gotten a bit busy at this time and something had to give.  Hopefully though I will sail right through everything I have to do and will be more creative in the future.
Before I show you my card I would like to take a moment to thank everyone at Sweet Stampin', especially Abi who was so awesome to work with.

I know they are having a DT call and if you are interested I would highly recommend them as one of the best to work with. It was my first Design Team and I enjoyed every minute of it. So throw your name in if you are interested, you will not be sorry.

But for now, I am still part of this new challenge which is My Favorite Style. Yup that is right you can shows us your favorite style, whatever it may be.

Here is what I came up with.

I was not sure what my favorite style was but I will say I almost always make square cards and almost always use Stickles on everyone of them. I also tend to like lots of color.

I have had this digital image for some time now and for the life of me cannot remember where I got it, of course I forgot to label it. I think it may be a Mo's digital image but not a 100% sure. If you know please tell me. I colored her using my copics.

I hope you will enter and shows us your favorite style, just remember to stamp somewhere on your card.

We have two sponsors as usual, our monthly sponsor which is CUDDLY BUDDY  and our weekly sponsor this week is STIX2. So come on get creating hehe.

Thanks again and best wishes to all my friends at Sweet Stampin'!!!!!


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons challenge:  All things Bright and Beautiful
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge:  bingo (lace, digi and bling)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

CMC Anything Goes

Hello Everyone,
Yup that is right two posts in one day, it must be a new year hahaha! I am on a roll, don't try and stop me now, of course let's see how good I am a month from now....

So at Color Me Creative we decided to ease you back into things with a very easy challenge, "Anything Goes", yes I know it is everyone's favorite none of us like to follow rules hehe. We do have one rule though, you must use alcohol inks or colored pencils to color your image.

The prize this challenge is quite awesome also, you pick it!!!! A $10 gift certificate to the digi store of your that is sweet!!

So here is my card

This is a digital stamp from Wee Stamps, one you could purchase if you won this challenge, but you cannot win if you do not enter!! I colored her with my copics.

Scarf and Boots  BV25, BV23, BV20
Dress:  YG99, YG97, YG95
Coat:  V09, V05, V01
Hair:  E29, E25,E21
Skin E11, E00, E000, R20

I hope to see your creation, even if you are unable to join us this challenge, I hope you will go check out what the design team did, they are amazing!!!

So glad you took the time to include me in your day! Happy New Year!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant:  Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge:  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: Free and Easy

Sports and Fitness

Good Morning!

So today over at Sweet Stampin' we have a new challenge "Sports and/or Fitness". Now that is something I should think about since it is the start of a new year and I maybe indulged a wee bit too much this holiday season haha!

We have two sponsors as usual, they are our monthly sponsor Cuddly Buddy and our weekly sponsor this challenge is Crafty Devils.

So all you have to do is stamp something and follow the theme. Hope to see your creations.
Here is mine.

This is a La La Land stamp that I colored with my Copics. I also used some stickles on her headband.

Thanks for stopping by,


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Card Makin Mamas:  anything goes
Divas by Design:  anything goes
The ABC Challenge:  C is for colorful

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year!!! I hope it is a prosperous, healthy one for all. I apologize for not being around much, just enjoying the season and all it has to offer. You know, family, food, and fun. Of course now that the holiday season is over I could afford to go with a bit less food hehe you know what I mean?

So today, because it is snowing ridiculous amounts around here with no end in site for at least another day, I made a card for my older sister (much older hahaha)! She is going to be 60 this month whoa!!! The stamp I used is from Kenny K Downloads. I colored her with copics.

I am sure my sister will love it!
Thanks for stopping by even though I have been missing in action lately!


I am entering this in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. challenge:  Anything goes
Digi Galore:  Girly