Monday, December 19, 2011

Last 2011 Christmas Card

Now here's a card I never did post!!  I just found it in my draft posts.  LOL!!  Well, I might as well share it anyway.  I was hoping to have taken a better picture of it but I had given it away.  Darn it!  OH yes I remember now.  This is when my camera lens broke.  Happy to say that I have received my new lens and wow speedy service from  I am addicted to that website now.  LOL!! 

I used a lot of glitter on the snow and furry hat but but I see it's a bit hard to see.  Might look better if you click on the picutre but the way Blogger is set up these days it's hard to enlarge a photo.  Anyway, you get the idea!!  Have a great week!  Hugs!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

MDUC #126

So I'm a day late but I hope it's worth it.  I had to go and borrow my sister's camera because I dropped mine and broke the lens.  Yes, I cried.  Anyway until I can get a new one Simone's will do just fine.  Her little camera is a Nikon Coolpix and I just love it!!  

At MDUC this week the challenge is "Lost and Found".  So I had some little gold bells my girlfriend gave me (thanks Cheri) and I lost them until last weekend!!  I was so excited to find them because they went perfect with this sleigh!  I also found some chain that was wrapped around a big candle that I received last year.  

I made this sleigh using a template I bought from Sandra's Scrapshop.  She has some UH-MAZNG stuff there!!  This won't be the last time I buy from her I'm sure!!  It did however, almost end up in the garbage a few times.  LOL!!

Something really cool about her some of her templates is that you can FOLD IT TO MAIL IT!!!  I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING!!  Isn't that slick?!! 

And this little ribbon tied up underneath helps it stay open when you fold it out to the sitting position.

The snow is White Texture from Martha Stewart and I added Glitter Ritz before it dried.  It looks so much shinier in real life.  This is my new favorite snow.

Here is the opposite side:

View from top:

Santa's sack:

So it's in the mail on it's way to my mom's so I had to tell her to keep off my blog. LOL!!   What I like about this piece is sure it's a card but it's also a nice decoration or candy holder.  hee hee 

I'd like to enter this in:

Just Magnolia - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Paper Sundae Challenge - Anything Christmas

Creative Inspirations - Snow Much Fun

7kids Challenge Blog - Christmas Decoration

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Isn't this just the freakin' cutest?!!  As soon as I saw it, it was a MUST HAVE.  A new image from Sugar Nellie called Warm Winter Wishes.

I'm entering this into The Sugar Bowl Challenge, which is the sketch below with the option of doing something unusual.  So my unusual is trying to color these cuties to make them look like they have fur.  I think I did better on her then on him but I still think it's cute.

(Click on picture for better view of hair and glitter)

Great sketch!!

I would also like to enter my card  into Simon Says - Anything Goes!! 

Sorry for the short post but I'm off to make my mom's card and I need all kinds of time for that one cuz it HAS to be special!!  hee hee  

Enjoy your week!  Hugs!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Coffee Card Tutorial

Welcome to my FIRST tutorial!!  I didn't see this idea anywhere but actually just made it up myself.  WOOHOO there's a first!!  LOL!  It's fairly simple to make and an inexpensive way to send a small giftie.  You could also use the juice packs from the grocery store for people who don't drink coffee.

I make my cards 6" x 6" so if you make yours a little smaller adjust accordingly.  In this case I also distressed everything but that's optional.

First piece is 6" x 12".  I scored at 5 7/8" and then at 6 1/8" giving you a 1/4" spine on your card.  This could be made wider if you like because it will stand anyway.

Then you'll need 2 - layering pieces that are 5 3/4" x 5 7/8" and this is layering by 1/8".  I know some of you like 1/2" but once again you can adjust to the way you like it.

This is my sister's card on the inside, which you can see HERE and you'll notice later that they will change to a different background.  I had already taken a step too far when I realized I needed this picture.  LOL!!

I made this piece to go across the right hand panel but it's optional.  If you choose to do this it's 2" x 5 7/8".

Next you'll need a piece of paper that measures 2" x 5".  Take that piece and score it at 1/4" then at 1/2" and do the same at the other end like this:

Now you can finish decorating this piece how you like. I added some patterned paper and a piece of ribbon and at the end you'll also see I added some snowflakes. 

Now adhere your double-sided tape to the first 1/4" at both ends. 

Next attach your piece from above so you get this.  I then added 2 fabric roses because you won't hit them when you close the card. 

After you've completed this piece don't adhere it quite yet.  Now you can tackle the front of the card because it's easier to lay it flat to finish the front.

Next adhere your coffee holder to the inside of the card.  Now this is where you'll notice the inside of my card changed from what my sister had to what I was working on.  I chose to emboss mine. 

Next I've taken just a teeny piece of a glue dot and put it on the center of the pack of singles coffee from Starbucks then stuck it.  It's easy enough for the recipient to make a little tug and it will come out.  An optional idea is HERE where I tied on some nice Baker's Christmas twine to each packette.

And VOILA your finished product!!!  If you make one of these I would LOVE to see it!!

I hope I've worded this correctly enough for you to figure it out.  If not, that's why I added a ton of pictures.  LOL! 

Check out Simone's coffee card too for some more ideas.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

MDUC #124

Welcome to "LET IT SNOW"

Well so sorry I'm a little late today.  Where does the time go?!!  I just wanted to show you a new card and let you know that MDUC has a new challenge up.  We want to see all your winter or Christmas cards reminding us of snow.  Easy enough huh?  

So event tho you can't really see it, there is some great glitter that she's walking on and her on her fur.   OH!  And the snowflake so click the picture if you'd like to see it.

So I made another coffee card and you can see the tutorial HERE

It will actually stand on it's own.

If you get the chance to join us this weekend would love to see your entry!!

I'm going to enter this into the following:

Magnolia Mania #34 - A Present

Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Fav's

Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland

Enjoy our week!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Deep Ocean Challenge

This week for at Deep Ocean Challenge the theme is Christmas and they asked me to be a guest for them so I did up another shaker card with Flower Soft for the inside!!  Doesn't it look like amazing snow?!!

If you click on the picture to enlarge it the glitter on her hat and heart look really cool!!

Not only did I make a shaker card but I made a "book card"!!  This was such a fun project!!  AND I will post the tutorial for you soon!!   I used my Pearl Pen for the snow on the tree and fence.  Something a little different and not quite the effect I was hoping for but very shiny!!!

AND TA-DA!!  The inside!!!  I put LINDT chocolates in the box and just added a piece of acetate over the top so they didn't fall out.  You can very easily pull it out to eat the yummies!!

A closer view of the inside tag.

If you would like to join them this week please see the other inspirational projects at Deep Ocean Challenge blog.  So very talented ladies on this team!  Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this challenge!

This is being entered in the following challenges:

One Stop Craft Challenge - Color Challenge "Blue"**

Pile It On - Something with a, punched border and pink lily.**

Enjoy your week and happy creating!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TPS Winter Collection Preview

Tickled Pink is introducing the new Winter Collection line, which will be available only in DIGI!  So far Little Evie and Ivy have been previewed so if you'd like to see those ones head on over to TPS blog and check them out.

Today I'm showing you Fairy Nadine.  I think this is my first fairy and my favorite part of it was doing her wings.  You can make them look so pretty with glitter!!

Although...OMG!!  I had her colored, which took me forever for some reason, then I decided to add color around her and when that didn't work I cut her out.  5 FREAKIN HOURS!!  WTH?!!  UGH!!  Anyway, I paired her up with the gorgeous Bo Bunny "Snowfall" papers and that incredible wooden star from Kaiser Craft.  I also stickled her wings but if you'd like a closer look just click on the picture.

If you do get a chance to head over to the TPS blog, leave a comment and be entered to win the whole winter set!!  These digi's go on sale on Nov. 18th (17th in US & Canada) and if you're quick you could get in on the monthly digi sale!!  

I'm entering her into the following challenges:

Christmas Challenges - sketch (I did move the sentiment so it may not count but I wanted to give them the credit for the sketch)

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Christmas Time

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Stamps:  Tickled Pink "Fairy Nadine"
Paper:  Bo Bunny "Snowfall"
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Flowers and silver corner piece, KaiserCraft Wooden star, glitter and cheesecloth.
Punches: Tim Holtz "Snow Flurries" border die
Copics: B0000, 000, 00, 02, 05
E21, 23, 25, 27
E00, E11, BV00
C00, 1, 0

Monday, November 14, 2011

CLP #42

We're back again!!  How are you making out with those Christmas cards?  Me?  I still need another 17 I think.  It's looking like I'm finally going to break down and start making multiples.  I know I should do that in the first place but I just love originality. 

Anyway for my CLP sketch this month I've used an LOTV image called "Christmas Bears Sledge".  I just think these things are so stinkin' cute!! 

Yet another wonderful sketch by Chelsea!!

I did a little more with this card then I usually do.  I scored the card in the middle to give it a bit of space between front and back cover.  I think only 1/4".  Of course now I regret not doing a tutorial.  Anyway, then I cut a 2nd piece to make a place to put single portions of COFFEE!!  I put very small amounts of glue dots on the top AND bottom so they will stay but are easily removed by tugging slightly.

The inside says;
"There's nothing like a cup
of warm hugs on a cold day
from a loving friend"

A closer view of the packettes.

Don't you need a sketch, especially for a Chrismas card?  This is our last sketch of the year and In2Stamps is hosting this month's challenge.  You could win a 10,00 euro gift voucher for the store and WOW there is some sweet stuff there!

So if you need some inspiration please check out the CLP blog and find out what the ladies have been up to.

Enjoy your week!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

MDUC #122

"So Sentimental"

Ok so how shocked and disappointed was I when I found out what the challenge was for Magnolia Down Under this week!!  Make your sentiment the focal point of the card.  WELL, as some of my friends know, sentiments are NOT my strong point BUT when you have an image that's half it's usual size made for holding a sign then PERFECT!!

I went with a non-traditional color as the new Magnolia papers very much inspired me.  They are just gorgeous!! This is my first coloring after going to the intermediate Copic course.  I learned more about light sources and while I don't quite have that mastered yet I do have a better idea about it.  Now practice!!

If you zoom into the picture you can see that I've Stickled a lot of the layers with Stardust.  Love the sparklies!!

So I hope you'll get a chance to join us this week in MDUC's challenge.  The ladies have done a fabulous job once again if you need inspiration. 

I'm going to enter my card into these challenges:

Cards und More - Sketch**

Totally Tilda Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas colors (Won top 3)

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Christmas & use a Magnolia (Won top 3)

Jellypark Challenges - Non-traditional Christmas colors**


Stamps:  Magnolia "Holding Tilda", Stampendous Christmas Sentiment and LOTV's "Grunge Christmas"
Paper: Magnolia "Sweet Christmas Dream"
Embellishments: Misc ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Prima flower, misc doily, KaiserCraft wooden snowflake and Stardust Stickles.
Punches:  Marvy ivy & star punches, Magnolia Doohickey's Tree, Tim Holtz "Holiday Lampost" and Spellbinders lacey circle.
Copics:  RV10 
E07, 04, 02, 00
V99, 95, 93, 91, 20
E29, 25, 23, 21

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



My beautiful sister was born 22 minutes after me.  My poor mom didn't know until I was born that she was having another!  Can you even imagine?!!!  What an amazing surprise tho...I thought.  hee hee Thanks mom!!  Woo hoo a best friend for life!!  Just that instant!! 

Unfortunately it's our 40th this year but it's never so bad when you use the buddie system.  LOL!!  

For our birthday we went to Vancouver and watched a hockey game.  We got to cheer 7 times against Washington who only got to cheer 4 times.  Awww too bad.  hee hee My hubby came with us but since he's a Boston fan he was pretty quiet.  HA HA!!  

This is the same picture Simone has posted on her blog too.  She's on the left and that's me on the right. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEETEST FRIEND!!  I love you sooooo much!

And now you're birthday card...A SHAKER CARD!!  I'm hoping I've gotten to her house before this posts.  LOL!!  I think I should be safe by now.  We both said that we were going to use Saturated Canary cuz we think they are just so cute!!

"Whut?  Time for another stinkin' birthday....sigh"

It never ceases to amaze me that when you're making a card for someone special you end up liking it yourself.  hee hee  So I'm going to enter it into a few challenges.  HECK why not?  It's my birthday right?!!!

Card Makin' Mama's - Cut It out - go for the die cuts and don't ya just love Tim Holtz dies?  I luuuv that they can cut chipboard.  Same with the Magnolia Doohickey's. **

Addicted To Stamps - Make it Shabby, Chic or Vintage**

Deep Ocean Challenge - Sweet (Won Top 3)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes **

Ok I think that's it for this time.

And what else did I get for my birthday?  I got a weekend away to the Intermediate Copic class and got my certificate and pin so a whole bunch of new things to practice!!!  "I'm not worthy".....LMBO!!!  Had sooooo much fun and went a little crazy at the scrampin stores, which made it easier for hubby.  Now he doesn't have to worry about buying me anything!!  LOL!!  My mom gave me money to spend at Wild Orchid Crafts and I can't WAIT (thanks mom!) and my sister is giving me the new Copic bag!! (Thanks buddie!)  OMG COULD IT GET ANY BETTER?!!  I r so spoiled.  But at 40 I deserve it dammit.  LOL!!

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saturated Canary Challenge Win

Woo hoo!!  I won top 3 at Saturated Canary last week and it was exciting because it was her first challenge and 1 of 3 first time badges sent out.  Thanks Krista!!

This is the card I won with and it was a sketch challenge.  YAY!!

 A lot of you left comments and I just wanted to thank you for that!!  You make this blogging thing all worth it!!  hee hee  So THANKS!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winner of TPS blog hop AND TPS image!

Good evening all!!  I just wanted to let you know that the blog hop winners from the Tickled Pink Stamps blog hop are:

$25 VOUCHER winner is.....

6 DIGI Stamps of your choice winner is....

4 DIGI Stamp winner NEW November collection is....

So head on over to TPS and find out how to collect your prize!

NOW  I am announcing the winner of this little beauty:

GOES TO >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Just email me to claim your rubber stamp at
Thanks for playing everyone!!  And stay tuned!  I have more to give away!!

Graphicat Monthly Sketch

Good morning!!  Today I'm featuring a card for Graphicat Sketches Challenge blog and showcasing a digi called The House That Fell created by Cheri.  See the feet poking out??  hee hee  How about them Glow Skulls created by Gloria?  Cheri sells those on her Graphicat Designs online store as well.

How cute is that sketch?!!  You should see all the other DT creations!!  Talk about sending out inspiration!! 

AND this month's prize is uber cute and perfect for all your kid cards!

So c'mon and join us!!  You still have just over 2 weeks left for a chance to get in on this great sketch and a chance to win this 4 x 6 sheet of clear rubber images!! 

Have a great week!!  Hopefully a creative one!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

TPS Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tickled Pink Stamps Birthday blog hop!!  We've all gotten a chance to take one of our favorite images and create whatever we like.  I chose Lil Lolita Christina (she's on sale right now) but I can't say she's my only favorite. I luv MANY of them!!

If you've just come from Emma's (OMG uh-MAZING) blog then you're going the right wayThe hop ends Oct. 19th EDT so you have 3 days to enjoy!! 

This card was fun to make!  I even distressed the cheesecloth!!!  Love these wings and I added some Crackle to them to make them...well...just more.  LOL!  I don't have any info on the them as I bought them at the LSS and the packaging was just in a baggie.

If you manage to make your way back to Kellie's blog and tell her who your favorite image is, you'll be entered for a chance to win $25 GC for Tickled Pink Stamps!  Totally worth it wouldn't you say?! 

AND BLOG CANDY!  (and the crowd goes wild!!) 
I'm also giving away a TPS rubber image Lolita Christina, to one lucky commenter so make sure you leave a message!!

Now your next stop is the uber talented Jeanette so head on over and leave some luvin'.  The girls have some amazing eye candy for you on this hop.

And just a reminder that all digi's are on sale in the
TPS shop from the 15th - 21st EDT.


Stamps:  TPS Lil Lolita "Christina"
Paper: My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" collection
Embellishments:  Misc letter tiles, Tim Holtz tissue tape, cheesecloth and Wild Orchid self-adhesive pearls.
Punches:  Spellbinders corner pieces
Copics:  E44, 43, 42, 41
E11, 000, 000
B05, 04, 02, 00

Magnolia Down Under #118


I'm super excited and kinda nervous cuz the challenge at MDUC this week is a sketch.....but it's MY sketch!!  My first one ever and I'm pretty excited to see what people come up with.  I hope it's well liked!!  And thanks to Denise Boddey for amping it up for me!!  Thanks!

I hope you're not getting sick of all my Christmas cards but I've been so stressed out the last few years trying to get cards done that I just needed to start early.  

At first I was a little unsure of this card but since it's been sitting in my room it's started to grow on me.  This image is so adorable (thanks Donna!) but I'm not sure of the name.  I would guess Tilda with Christmas Tree.  LOL!!

So this sketch - hee hee - the bottom lacy looking layer....well that's my fence.  I REALLY worked around my own sketch to make it work.  LROL!!  But I think I might actually use this one again.  I love it!!  Ya, I'm a little biased.  hee hee

So don't forget to check out the DT inspiration at MDUC and check out the details of the prize and who's sponsoring us this week.  Thanks for looking!!! 

I'm going to join up in 2 challenges today:

Wild Orchid Challenge - Christmas Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Tree-mendous

Enjoy your weekend all!!

Stamps: Magnolia "Tilda with Christmas Tree" and Magnolia Tree's
Paper: Bo Bunny "Father Christmas"
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found Christmas" tag, Liquid Applique, Melissa France lace and misc ribbon.
Punches: Magnolia Doohickey fence.  

Friday, October 14, 2011

CLP #41 Sketch Challenge

As you know each month we have a wonderful sketch created by Chelsea over at CLP challenge blog and this month she's done it again!!  Wonderful sketch!!  We've been sponsored by Spesch Designer Stamps so I've chosen to use Snowman.... Thanks Tracy!

Yippeeee another Christmas card in my box. hee hee  The girls really outdid themselves this month so I'm thinking you can find lots of inspiration from them. 

Can't wait to see your projects so please go to CLP for any more details I've left out.  Oh and don't forget to check out the prize!  Have a wonderfully creative weekend!!!

Stamps: Spesch Designer Stamps "Snowman"
Paper: Authentique Bundle Collection "Journey"
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, corner silver embellishments, misc ribbon and lace bought from LSS, misc snowflake xmas decoration and Doodlebug sugar coating.
Punches:  Marianne Designs rolled flower
Copics:  B05, 04, 02, 00, 0000
C7, 5, 3, 1, 00
E44, 43, 42, 41
E11, 00, 000

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Birthday with Helga Frost!

YAY!!  I got to play!!  My GF's hubby turned 40 so a few of us (including his very own talented wife, Cheri, check out her card if you get a chance) all made him a card using the Kenny K images.  This is Helga Frost.  I love using these images because all I need to do is find some masculine paper and pull out all my Tim Holtz embellie's.  Also....seems I was hoarding them so figured it was time to use more then just one.  LOL! 

Love this little Tim Holtz vial so I filled it with some Earth Elements and glitter. 

Some challenges this card is entering are:

Kenny K - Shaped Cards*
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - So Distressing*
Pile It On -Just Because*
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes w/opt something punched
(Silhouette sprocket)*

In the regions where you are having Thanksgiving
I hope you are having a great long weekend!!

Stamps: Kenny K "Helga Frost"
Paper: Bo Bunny 
Embellishments: Tim Holtz vial, clock and hand, tissue tape, key, 7 Gypies gears and misc string, ribbon, Maya Road chipboard stars covered with Crackle Accents. 
Punches: Silhouette sprocket
Copics: YR23, Y15, 11, 00 (gold)
E13, 11, 00, 000
YG99, 97, 95, 93
W5, 3, 1, 00
E29, 27, 25, 23

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Best Witches Cheri!!!

Happy Belated Birthday Cheri!!

I would have posted this on your birthday but I actually wanted you to have the card first.  Everything is always better IRL.  I hope you had a wonderful day!!  
This digi image is from Saturated Canary called Rags and Witches but there are many others that are super cute too!!  And the sentiment is from Tickled Pink Stamps.  

So I'm entering this card into Saturated Canary Challenge and it's a sketch with the optional theme of Halloween. (Won top 3)

Also entering this card into these challenges as well:

Fab 'n' Funky - Die cut or punches*

Little Darlings Challenge - Fall or Halloween*

The Paper Shelter - Halloween*

Paper: Pink Paislee `Phantom`
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, black crystal stems and pearls, Pink Paislee Phantom brad, button, black corrugated cardstock, ribbon, Glo Skulls and Zva rhinestone flourish.
Punches: EK Sucess bat border punch, MS gooey drip border punch, Marianne Dies leaf punch and MS bat punch.
Copics: YG23, 03, 01, 000
YR23, 21, Y19, 08, 06, 02,000
Y38, 34, YR13
E44, 43, 42
E11, 00, 000
100, C09, 07, 5, 3, 1, 00