Monday, December 31, 2012

I've Been ETSY'd Finally !!!

OK all... I've got my new ETSY store up and running now... I've been selling some of my cards to friends and relatives and they have been after me to sell online..

so  wander on over and take a look.. I'm just getting started so not a lot posted in ETSY yet... but I'm working away at home... If you see something you like and would like it customized, just let me know.. or if you see one of my cards for a challenge and would like one in another color scheme, I'd be glad to do that also.. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts.. and thanks for all the support the crafting community has always shown.. hugs

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Frosty the Snowman

I decided to do something a little different with a cut file I was "playing around" with..  I turned the inside cut a quarter turn and liked the way it set the snowman image off.  This card is being entered into the following challenge:
 City Crafter Challenge, 139 - Snowman Fun

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally Christmas Card Pics

Ive been so busy making cards that I've neglected taking pictures.. I finally lined them all up and started snapping...

I colored this Dustin Pike image first.. I think this "Relaxin Rudy" is just the cutest..  The paper is from Paper Studios All Seasons.. Colored with Copics.. I used metallic pens to highlight, silver metallic and glitter foam snowflakes for accent.

Entered into the following challenges:
Raise The Bar , Challenge 124 - Let It Snow
Wags 'n Whiskers, Challenge 94 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays, Challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy, Challenge 50 - Snow
TTCRD, Challenge 48 - Anything Goes 
CMC Copic Challenge Group, Challenge 58 - Metallic Gleam

Sunday, November 11, 2012

In Sympathy

I created this card for the following challenges..

Challenges 4 Everybody challenge 7 - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Sympathy / Thinking of You

My Mum's Craft Shop challenge 83 - Sentiments Only

Friday, November 9, 2012

Its Beginning To Look A Lot.....

well its official.. time to start the Christmas cards.. (should have started weeks ago)... KWIM
I'm always running late with my final cards... might as well put a sleeping bag in the craft room.. actually why sleep at all, who needs sleep...  I wish... :)
no colored images this time.. embossing and sentiment tag.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund Challenge 60 - Bling

Happy B'Day Friend

I created this pop up gift card holder for a dear friends birthday.. luckily she has a GREAT sense of humor.  :)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Raise The Bar Challenge 119 - Birthday

Wags n Whiskers Challenge 92 - Be Thankful

Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Friday 84 - Anything Goes

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge 45 - Food/Beverage

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Give Thanks

I created this card for the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 53 - Give Thanks

Fab N Funky Challenge 146 - Bingo (Distress, Flourish, Kraft)

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 83 - Sentiments

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - Fabulous Fall Colors

Stars & Sparkles Birthday

I created this Birthday card for my DD boyfriend.  He is starting pitcher for his team.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

City Crafter Challenge 134, Stars and Sparkles

Inky Impressions Challenge 84, Birthday

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge 43, Anything Goes

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Thank You

 I created this card for a dear cousin who visited last month and cooked the entire time she was here.. Did I mention she is from the deep south... OH MY... a wonderful cook... I think I gained 20 pounds.. I wanted to tell her "THANK YOU" and how much we appreciated it all.  When I saw this Magnolia stamp I knew I had to use it along with fall colors...

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So Sorry I've Been Absent..

I'm sorry for my absence from blogger.  My Lupus usually will make an appearance during the hot months..  And since we live on the Gulf coast.... Need I say more.. Now that we are getting cooler weather  I've been busy making cards for the Etsy shop so go take a look at some of the new designs..  I've got some new designs that I'll be posting to blogger in the next few days..  Fall / Winter is always a busier time for me so stay tuned for some new things.. I'm hoping to join some challenges soon.   Take care all and it's great to be back again.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Retail Therapy !!

my favorite kind of therapy... I just love this store front window by Magnolia stamps.  It goes great with this shopping Tilda.  This week at Simply Magnolia the challenge was to use 2 Magnolia images.. These go together like peas and carrots.. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Magnolia-licious - Inspiration #17

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Its Been A Beach Of A Day.....

hey all.. well I must of had too much coffee today cuz I was able to complete two cards today.   usually my cards are drying at night then I take pics the next day.. but today was one of those days where everything fell into place.. and not on the ground like usual...  granted the cards are not super elaborate, but sometimes I like the image to shine thru.. I used a sketch from the Bugaboo Stella Sketch for the layout on this card. and the image is a Bugaboo Stamp.  I used glossy accents on her glasses to give that Ray-Ban aviator look... oh lordy I'm dating myself with that one... I used to wear those super reflective glasses before they were Retro !!

I'm entering this card into this challenge:

Stella Says Sketch 109 Challenge

Its Raining, Its Pouring...

well its been more like a sprinkle here.. not enough rain yet.. Hope we don't have another dry summer.. I made this card in hopes the rain gods will get the hint... :)  Since I was thinking of a teenager while I was creating this I decided to make the word art kinda funky... I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes + Kraft (the cardstock is kraft paper and printed over raindrops)
Pile It On - Sparkle & Shine (stickle raindrops, glossy accent raindrops, gemmies on umbrella)
Ribbon Carousel - RCC 50 Anything Goes

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sweet Baby Stamp

I just adore this lil' cutie, sound asleep on the moon... Its a Bugaboo Stamp and I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug Challenge - Sketch
CMC Copic Challenge - Yellows

I Won Bugaboo Stamp Stella Sketch !!

Hey everyone.. I'm super excited to tell you that I won the Bugaboo Stamps Stella Sketch challenge.  You can tell by how many cards I use their images on that I LOVE Bugaboo stamps.. The DT have the most amazing challenges, from sketch to theme.. Come and join in sometime and fall in love with these stamps too...

I'll get to proudly display this on my sidebar:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Happy Happy Spring

ahhh the glorious days of spring... birds, bees, flowers, pollen... :)
I LOVE to see the tulips and redbud trees start to wake up from a long winter.. (well I live in the deep south, so long is not exactly right..) but you get my drift... but my goodness the pollen is dealing everyone fits this spring.. we all came down with something for about a month.. just now slowly coming around..
when I saw this digi from Bugaboo, I just had to have it.. I love the offset look of it..  with all the allergy pills I was taking I felt like my head was gone sometimes too...
I used glaze on the raindrops and some bling for sparkle.  The ribbon and papers were from my stash.. I've been trying to be good and reuse, recycle my craft supplies.... its my CREDO for this year..
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss Challenge # 127 - BLING
PartyTime Tuesdays PTT # 63  - WATER
Bunny Zoe's Challenge # 23 - RIBBON or TWINE
Divas By Design Challenge #30 - CHARMED I'M SURE
Papertake Weekly- APRIL SHOWERS

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stella Says Sketch

I decided to change it up today a little bit.. at my "Copic Corner" where i sit to color, I have all my Prisma pencils sitting in a holder staring at me while I work with my copics..  I still had my gamsol (mineral spirits) in a jar ready.  so instead I found my hand wandering to the pencils today.. Its been a while and it took me a bit to get the hang of it again.. but I forgot how much fun it is to watch the wax blend out once you touch the gamsol saturated stump to the color...

I am entering this card into the:

Stella Says Sketch Challenge 108


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nurse Tilda to The Rescue

 I just love this Nurse Tilda.. I think she is the cutest.. but then again.. I LOVE all the Tilda's..  I decided to go a little bolder with this cards color scheme.. Just needed a little break from soft pastels...I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simply Magnolia Challenge - Sketch Time

Just Magnolia Week 151 - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pile It On Support

I have always loved this little guy hanging around with the lingerie... He is a Penny Black and is called "Uplifting Occasion"

I had the perfect opportunity to use him as my DD needed a thank you card and also this week at
Pile It On the challenge was "All About The S"... and I'm using items from My "Stash" and the Support for my "S"...

I continue to work on my animal fur... why does this continue to be so hard for me??...  I might need to take a class just on fur...
well, till then its off to Practice, Practice, Practice... hugs all..

The Big 30 !!

The big 30 !! well, not for me its not.. not for awhile.. but I'm not saying how long... :)
This card was created for the following challenges:

Polka Doodle week 14 - Big Birthdays

Catch The Bug  - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss #126 - Sketch

Cute Card Thursday #211 - Candy - I used the colors of my Daughters Easter jelly beans for inspiration when choosing the colors for this card.

Totally Va Va Voom !!

I am entering this card into the MAWTT challenge #143 - Va Va Voom.

Simply Happy Birthday

I am entering this card into the PDCC (Play Date Cafe Challenge) # 126.

                                                  Simon Says Challenge - Favorite Tool- Nestabilities

                                                 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes 

                                                Divas By Design Challenge #29 - Anything Goes 

                                               Wishcraft: Waste Not Wednesday week14 - used stash and
                                                 paper edge punch..

Check out their gorgeous colors this week.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring-Y Flowers

I am entering this card into Challenge PTT #62 - Flowers
  used Wild Orchid and handmade flowers..

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #125 - Swirly Whirly


Ribbon Carousel RCC47 - Spring Is In The Air
  using Ribbon

Happy Birthday Tiddly Inks

Tiddly Inks is having a birthday celebration....
I've made this card using a freebie on the stamp site.
I just think he is adorable...

I am entering this card into the Tiddly Inks Challenge #83 - Birthday Bash

Find Them Eggs !!

hey there... just wanted to post this card I made with the funny Bugaboo stamp called Gus Tidbits - Hiding Eggs.
I just love this stamp.. It looks like some of my relatives....

I am entering this into the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge - Spring

Monday, April 2, 2012

Its A Play Date !!!

Challenge PDCC 125 at The Play Date Cafe was a color challenge.. These are always so hard for me to work on.. so its a good excuse for me to practice.. I'm pretty happy with the way the card turned out.. Its for my BIL so I know he doesn't like a lot of bling...

Entered into The Play Date Cafe PDCC 125 - color challenge

Thank You

Hey there.. I needed a thank you for my DD and decided to use the CC design Geisha. I decided to make a stand up easel frame. She was so much fun to color... Since my DD has to have faces on her stamped images, I've added a little mouth...

I am entering this into the

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Sketch

MAWTT Challenge #142 - Cute & Cuddly

OK Its Official.. I LOVE LOVE Saturated Canary Stamps...

ooo I'm gonna be in sooo much trouble when honey sees the bank account.. Its just not possible to decide which one is the cutest.. I LOVE all of Saturated Canary's stamps... This week Challenge #14 was "Thinking Of You".. I saw Wildflower Fairy and thought of my sister who is a LOVER of all things Fairy... She has moved waaaay across the US and I miss her terribly.. I knew when I saw the image that I wanted her sitting in a field of flowers... I had a lot of fun, but boy was it hard to glue those tiny, tiny, crystals.... Hope you like it and hope it brings a smile to my sister....
I am entering this into:
Saturated Canary Challenge #14 - Thinking Of You

Friday, March 30, 2012


I've been waiting to post this for a week now.. I was tickled pink when I was asked to be a Guest Designer at CMC Copic Challenge. Its a super fun site for all levels of Copic experience... Our theme this challenge was "Spring Pretties".. I created this Easter card for a neighbor. I couldn't find a rose that matched the papers, so I made the center rose and used my copics to give the white flowers some color... Check out all the super cute Design Team creations....
I am entering this card into:Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Easter Photo Inspiration

Polka Doodles Week 13 - Easter

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 210 Happy Easter!

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #44 - Shades Of Spring

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 22 -  Shabby Chic



I fell in LOVE with this grinning monkey stamp when I spotted him on SplitcoastStampers site. I found out that he currently is not available. But the SUPER NICE crafter (Pam) who was the original card maker offered to send me a stamped image....

I thought about my Uncle and knew he would get a kick out of it.. I am entering this into the

Gorjuss Challenge #124 - Spots & Stripes
Cards For Men - Challenge #7 The Great Outdoors

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Had To Get Some Scrappin Time In!!!

hey all..
well I've been having SUCH a blast playing with Copics that I've neglected my scrapping duties.. I was able to work on these layouts this weekend and redeem myself somewhat..

Some More Scrap Pages Completed

some more scrap pages completed