Wednesday, November 20, 2013

You Are Loved

 Well hello there. It has been forever and a day since I blogged, but I am happy to be back. After a very long break from cardmaking, I am finally starting to feel the urge to get crafty again.

I recently discovered that an artist I've long admired, Wendy Burns, now offers digi images at her All Dressed Up Stamps Etsy shop. I truly adore her work. Her designs are right up my alley, so naturally I had to pick up just a few. 

The All Wrapped Up digi image was colored using Copic markers and then paired up with a variety of gorgeous My Mind's Eye Collectable Unforgettable patterned paper. The "you" die cut and coordinating clear stamp set are from Simon Says Stamp, my current go-to source for clear sentiment stamps. The yellow felt flower was created using the My Favorite Things rolled flower die, and I think it added a fabulous little touch.

I was inspired by Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch #197 and am planning to enter this card in the challenge. This card will also be entered in All Dressed Up Challenge #4 where the team there challenged participants to use Ribbon and/or Lace. I hope you like my long overdue crafty creation.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

CIC #200 - My Creative Classroom Winner Announcement

Hi there and happy Sunday to you! I am excited to announce the lucky winner from the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #200 blog hop today. Thank you for hopping with us and for the lovely comments left along the way.

Help me congratulate the winner who was chosen using a random number generator...

Sian, you have won a seat in any My Creative Classroom class of your choice. Check your inbox, as there is an email headed your way.  


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cupcake Inspirations 200th Challenge & Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cupcake Inspirations 200th Challenge blog hop and celebration! You should have arrived here from the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog. If you happen to get lost along the way, please remember that you can always scoot on back to the CIC blog to find a complete list of blogs in the hop.

You are in for a treat today! To thank you for celebrating with us, the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge team and partners are offering two ways to win fabulous prizes. Read on for all of the details.

The First Way to Win - Participate in the Challenge at the CIC Blog

Win the grand prize valued at over $200 for playing along in the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #200 - Pick Your Favorite Challenge. Visit the Cupcake Inspirations Blog for all of the details.

 To join in the challenge, you'll be selecting your favorite past Cupcake Inspirations Photo and making a creation based on it. I picked my favorite photo from challenge #100, shown above.

Then I made the card shown above based on the inspiration photo, using several products from the Echo Park Summer Days collection. It's that easy, friends!

The Second Way to Win - Comment on this Blog Post

Please leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win a free seat in a class of your choice at My Creative Classroom.  Here's what the generous folks at My Creative Classroom want you to know about them:

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies. Our Spring Semester is just beginning with over 100 workshop classes to choose from.We have just announced the addition of our Library category! The Library features retired classes at 40-50% off their original price. So far we had added 20 classes with more to come in the spring. They range from Cricut classes to mixed media to card making and everything in between. A little something for everyone! Here's a sampling of our Workshop classes:
·        Artful Cards
·        Baby Shower Ensemble
·        Embossing Enamels
·        Card Design Workshop
·        In and Out Easter Eggs
·        and more!

We are excited to be sponsoring Cupcake Inspiration's 200th Challenge. You can view our entire class list on our website at 
My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice.....Good Luck!

Whew...that was quite a lot of information for one little old blog post. There are so many fabulous creations waiting for you along the Blog Hop. It's time for you to hop on over to Chris's blog and see what she has in store for you. 

Good luck and happy hopping! 


Friday, February 8, 2013

TSG193 - I Ruff You

Happy Friday peeps. Who's excited for the weekend? I know I am! Even though we are expecting quite the snowstorm here from what I hear, I cherish each and every weekend regardless of the forecast. 
I am back today sharing another recently created simple, masculine Valentine. The card is based on There She Goes Inspiration Challenge TSG193. I was drawn to the fabulous photo above and inspired to use my There She Goes Puppy Love clear stamp set. The images in this set were created by the amazing artist, talented cardmaker, and fellow blogger Torico. You must check her blog if you don't already regularly do so. 

The puppy image was stamped on PTI kraft paper and then colored with Copic markers. Dimension was added by die cutting red felt in a scalloped heart shape and layering a white jumbo heart brad on top of the felt. Paw prints were stamped in various shades of brown to finish it off. I hope you like my little creation. 

"Talk" to you soon! 

Later gator,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lawnscaping Spectacles

Hi there! I interrupt the regularly scheduled super girly handmade card to share with you something a little more simple and masculine. We all need Valentines for the fellas in our life. Am I right, ladies? ;) I recently felt the urge to create a few simple cards, so my next blog posts will be sharing those. Don't worry though, I'll be right back to making frilly cards in a jiff. I'm just sure of it. 

This card was created using the Lawn Fawn Clear to See and Say Cheese clear stamp sets. I cut the little heart apart from a sentiment stamp in the Say Cheese set so that it could be stamped inside the lenses of the eyeglasses image from the Clear to See stamp set. A little bit of Cherry Divine Twine was added along with an ancient jumbo heart brad from Hobby Lobby.

I think my manly Valentine turned out pretty handsome, but what do you think? I plan to enter this "guy" in Lawnscaping Challenge #51.

Have a LOVEly day!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

You Hold My Heart

Hello, friends. We're only approaching mid-week, but I am already itching for the weekend to arrive. There is a snowstorm in the forecast, so I have decided to postpone the shopping trip that I had planned for this weekend. I live way out in the sticks and very much look forward to my shopping trips, but I cannot drive to save my life in snow and ice. Instead, it looks like I might end up doing even more stamping this weekend! ;)
When I saw the beautiful colors above that we were challenged to use for Saturated Canary Challenge #36, I just knew I had to play along! The challenge called for the use of at least 3 colors from the palette above, but I loved the colors so much that I tried to use them all.

This card was created using the Saturated Canary Hugs and Kisses digi image colored with Copic markers. Krista gave this image away as a limited time freebie on her blog. I wasn't able to snatch it up in time as a freebie, but I think it was still a steal at only $2.

The patterned papers are all by My Mind's Eye, from both the Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks and Follow Your Heart Be Happy collections. A little glimmer was added using Shimmerz Pixie Dust Blingz, and then I threw on a tulle bow and some fabulous Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. I sure hope you like my little card! 

Have a good one!

Peaches For You

Hello again! I hope Monday proved to be a fabulous start to the week for you. I am finally starting to feel better...woot woot! I am excited to fully recover and finally get rid of this crazy cough. 

Today I am sharing a card that was made awhile ago using the Mo's Digital Pencil Peaches digi image colored with Copic Markers. Isn't she just peachy?!? The peach image is covered in "fuzz" created from custom mixed orange and white Doodlebug flock. The patterned paper used is from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody 6x6 pad

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Dandylion Pixie Thanks

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was rather uneventful, as I rested up and continued to recover from bronchitis. I did, however, have the chance to make a few cards.  

I had a blast putting this little card together using the Tiddly Inks Dandylion Pixie digi image and Deconstructed Sketch No. 87. I plan to submit this card to both Jen's Deconstructed Sketch challenge and Tiddly Inks Challenge #102 - Wings.

I have been drawn to light, soft colors lately. I think I might be ready for spring! ;) The patterned paper used is from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy 6x6 paper pad. The image is colored with Copic Markers of course, and the dandylion is covered in custom mixed Doodlebug flock. I simply mixed some white flock with a little bit of pink and orange to create the peachy light pink flock you see below.

The image below shows how the main image shimmers just a bit better. I painted almost all of the digi image using Shimmerz Pixie Dust Blingz. I really love this product because you can paint it right on top of the black lines of printed digi images without causing any smearing. The little bit of sparkle that it adds just gives images that extra special touch. 
I hope you have enjoyed my card. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions or just want to say hi.  

Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Thanks for Your Patience

Well, hi there! Thank you for your patience while I have been on a blog hiatus. I've sure missed y'all! I just recently dusted off my stamps and started to get crafty again. I am looking forward to sharing my creations here and becoming reacquainted with the world of stamping, including you. 

Today I am sharing a card that was made recently using the Saturated Canary Violet Vintage digi image and a cutie pie sentiment stamp from Paper Smooches. It seems as though I may have colored her socks a bit incorrectly, but I still think she's pretty darned cute. The inspiration for the layout of the card was found in one of Jen's lovely sketches, Deconstructed Sketch #82.

You may see me rely on challenges to spark my card ideas a little more often in the near future, because my cardmaking skills seem to be a bit rusty. Hopefully it will all come rushing back to me soon! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi today!