Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Last year I made 2 glass block pieces and gave them away.  I had a 3rd left over that I never got around to until this year so decided it's high time I keep something for myself!!  hee hee   So I just thought I'd share my craft little project with you!!

I stuffed a strand of electric lights into the bottom but a person could use the battery operated ones for portability, which once these ones burn out, I just might do.

I had this little snowman from an xmas basket I received over the last few years.  I added a bit of ribbon to tie in with the black lettering on the block.  Originally I had a plain block and brushed on some Martha Stewart frost then AFTER I found it in a spray can.  I'm pretty sure that would have been far easier.  LOL!

Aren't these candy cane candies the cutest?  I bought those from Michael's and always when everything is on sale!  Note to self - buy more after Christmas this year.  ha ha ha!

Another picture I took in a different area of the house.  It's weird how you can't see any lights in this shot and the glass block just GLOWS!!  BRIGHT!! 

Anyway, that's my share for today!!  Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cupcake Honey - Take 2

Finally!  I'm sure you'll remember me coloring this (Cupcake Honey), well I made it into a card and finally get to post it.  I was all so proud of myself for being on time with Aunt Barb's birthday card.  Oh a few more days until it's her birthday so I was weeks ahead.  IT WAS LAST WEDNESDAY!  OMG how in the heck did I manage to miss that?!!  Well I guess that just means she gets to have her birthday just carry on over I week or something.  LOL!!  

The papers are from Michele R Designs and one of the new one called "Designer Grunge".  I'm sure I have mentioned to you that I do luuuuuv these papers and that they are INSTANT downloading available.

As per my usual, I added some stunning Wild Orchid Craft flowers and the pins and pearl ribbon are from Live and Love Crafts

Annnndddd more Wild Orchid Craft flowers along with an "oh so pretty" resin butterfly I picked up from LLC as well. 

Not a lot of pictures today as I tried to keep this one a bit more simpler to show off that gorgeous paper again! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Christmas Stocking

So a few posts ago I said I would be here to share another stocking from Southern Ridge Trading Company and here is mine.  For starters I distressed the whole stocking with my Distrezz-It-All, (freakin' love that thing!) then distressed with Momento cocoa ink and added Gesso over top off EVERYTHING!  I too used Maja Designs "Vintage Frost Basics" for my stocking as Simone did.

Sometimes embellishments come in the cheapest forms.  My piece of corrugated cardboard layer was FREE!  You can't beat that huh?  The gorgeous lace is from LLC as well as that pearl center.  The resin stars are Melissa Frances and flowers from Wild Orchid. 

Love this Tim Holtz poinsettia.  I layered using the Maja papers but one of my layers is vellum, which I adhered double sided tape to, peeled off and dipped into Glitter Ritz glitter to show a shimmery frosted leave layer.  The center was from LLC that I had in my stash and finally got a chance to use it.  

I did the same thing with the wings.  Applied double-sided Sookwang tape to the vellum, cut the vellum with Magnolia doohickey wings, peeled off the double-sided tape and dipped in Glitter-Ritz.  LOVE this technique! 

This is one of my favorite sentiment chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company but you get 3 in the package so that's a bonus - Noel, Joy and Peace - XMAS-160.  I covered it with TH distress paint, let it dry and then added Martha Stewart texture over top. 

More chipboard from SRTC, some Wild Orchid flowers and the nice big grey flower is Prima.

I luuuuuv my resin pieces but these angels are really super cute.  The rolled flowers are from LLC and same with the white Kort and Godt chrysanthemum.  

This old vintage photo came from LLC too but I can't seem to find this one anymore.  However, there are still tons to choose from. 

And there we have it!!  The 2nd stocking.  Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!

I'm sure I have mentioned this before but today is my MIL's bday as well as mine and my sisters.  Funny huh?  So this is the card I made for her and although she looks nothing like any of these ladies, she is a fan of white wine and her 2 sisters are reds.  Perfect image!  I used Pion's Designs "My Precious Daughter" papers - kind ironic I though.  hee hee

I used one of my all time favorite Tim Holtz butterfly borders and added a few Wild Orchid Craft flowers. 

This image is so super cute called "Wine Tasters" from Art Impressions.  I must be a slow colorer cuz it took me 5-6 HOURS to color!  What?!!  Why?!  I don't know.  Was fun though!

Gorgeous burlap Prima flower and more flowers with a few different amazing leaf dies.

Love these little spools that I got from Live and Love Crafts.  Sometimes I put a sentiment but I thought this little row of hearts was a perfect finishing touch. 

Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my MIL and to my sister.  Hoping you both have a great day. 

Now here's my ridiculous list of Copics - LOL!

Skin:  E00, 000, 11, 04, 21 RV000
All left to right

Hair:  E70, 71, 74, 79  -  E42, 43, 44  -  E53, 35, 37
Wine:  YG00, 01, 03  -  R37, 39, RV99 
Shirts:  V12, 15, 17, 09  -  R81, 83, 85, 89  -  YG03, 63, 67, G99
Pants:  BV20, 23, 25, 29  -  E41, 42, 43, 44  -  C0, 1, 3, 5, 7
Chairs:  E31, 33, 35, 57
Ground:  E43, 44, 47, 49
Wall:  W00, 1, 3, 5

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas Stockings

Ok have I got a loaded post for you!!  In September I had my sister (Simone) visiting and we created some gorgeous stocking - (XMAS-472) using a chipboard piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company


We'll start with her amazing piece and I'll tell you all about them then I'll post mine in another.  The papers were bought from Live and Love Crafts and were last year's Maja Papers called "Vintage Frost Basics".  That collection was STUNNING!!  

These laces are also from Live and Love Crafts (LLC from now on), except for the burlap which is Bo Bunny.  The ribbons with pearl centers actually came like this and are now a staple in my lace collection.  LOL! 

Simone used some snowflakes from Southern Ridge Trading Company (SEA-164) and just left them bare.  See?  You don't have to do a darn thing with them to look gorgeous on your projects!  She used some twine to wrap the loop part of her stocking to reinforce in the event the stocking is actually hung.  

More pretty snowflakes from SRTC - SEA-165 and SEA-166.  The bark heart is from LLC and so is the Melissa Frances resin star. 

Another gorgeous snowflake, resin star and lock, key was some old stash and that big gorgeous flower is Prima - "Tattered Treasures Wheat".

This PEACE is more chipboard from SRTC - XMAS-160 - and Simone painted it with cream colored acrylic paint first and then covered it in Snowdust Stickles.  It's sooooo pretty!!

And the completing piece on the toe is filled with more luscious flowers.  She even stickled a lot of the flowers and other pieces on her stocking.  The vintage berries and frosted berries were from LLC.

There you have it!  One beautiful gorgeous Christmas stocking!!  Didn't she do such an amazing job?!!  Oh and she even distressed the edges using my Zutter Distrezz-It-All.  I freakin' love that thing and use it every weekend I'm sure!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Frosty with Snowflake

YAY IT'S THE WEEKEND!  I have been trying to get to some coloring since yesterday and so far no success but once this is posted I am COLORING!  WOO!  

I wanted to share a card with some GORGEOUS papers from M R Designs called "Vintage Teal Frost".   Love the fact that these papers are INSTANT downloads.  In my world where we have no craft store, this is AWESOME for me!! 

Isn't this flourish FREAKIN' STUNNING?!!  It's a new release from Southern Ridge Trading Company. (COR-420)  I painted it up with some Martha Stewart texture (snow) and then covered it with Glitter Ritz.  It's even more stunning in real life, as everything is.  LOL!

The "Frosty" sentiment is another piece from M R Designs from the "Elements 2" pack and has 8 different tags with different sayings.  Again, instant gratification!! 

 I've made a few small bouquets on my card (I know, so unlike me - "small" - hee hee) and I had to actually color my own flower with Copics to make it match following this tutorial

This snowman is from the "So Snowy 2009" collection and such a favorite of mine!!  "Frosty with Snowflake" soooooo cute!!  The trees are Magnolia dies and the short one is from the new doohickey collection from this year.  I glittered some and just added snow texture to the middle one. 

 Well that's all I have for you today!  I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

BG72, 75, 78, C7
C00, 1, 3, 5, 7
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
N5, 7, 9

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cupcake Honey

A bit more play time using Cupcake Honey from Scrapper's Delight.

This post is kind of more for me so I remember my Copic combo's.  Yup I should probably write them down huh?  Ya, ok I will.  ha ha ha!

W1, 3, 5, 7
Hair - E21, 25, 29
Dress - BG11, 13, 49, C7
Cupcake - RV000, 81, 83, 85, 89
Wrapper - E02, 93, 95, 97, 99
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, 04 and R20
Ground - E41, 42, 43, 44

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Playing

It's been awhile since I've had the chance to color.  I was worried maybe I'd forgotten.  LOL!  But alas, I'm ok.  I guess it's just like riding a bike.  Although, I did practice AGAIN, 3 times before the finale.  LOL!!  Now it'll go into my coloring book for ME!  hee hee

So the reason I colored up this little cutie is for the competition going on over on the Facebook "Kit and Clowder" group and here are all of Alyce's details:

Colour up Daphne Sprite by Stamps by AuroraWings using your favourite colours for your chance to win! She is half price just for Kit and Clowder members for one week only 
Everyone welcome to enter - prizes are drawn randomly for first, and top 3 is based on creativity and uniqueness rather than overall colouring ability :)

1st Prize (randomly drawn - be in it to win it!) - $20 Aurora Wings Gift card
Top 3 - $10 Aurora Wings Gift Card

Encouragement Award - win Alyce's card or finished image.  She is going to pick someone who she feels has tried really hard and pushed themselves out of their comfort zone for this so make sure to have a go even if you are a beginner :)

Enter as many times are you like. Entries close 19 October at 11.59pm EST (US time).

To learn more about colouring visit us at

Blue - B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Pink - R81, 83, 85, 89
Hair - E42, 43, 47, 49
Face - E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20
Green - BG90, 93, 96, 99

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Kit and Clowder Challenge

Oh my ok I'm just a little behind but have finally gotten a chance to write my post with my card.  LOL!!   This month at Kit and Clowder's monthly challenge our sponsor is Scrapper's Delights and this challenge


So c'mon and play with us!  An easy one this month!  I chose to use this cute Halloween digi image called "Sabrina Witch".

Isn't this the cutest web?!!  #CEL-13  It's a chipboard piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  I don't think you'll see too many cards without at least once piece any time soon.  LOL!  I just LOVE them and I've bought all kinds of new things to alter chipboard.  I painted the web first with a black Tim Holtz dauber and then sprayed with a mist after it dried.
 I finally got to use some of my STASH!  My Tim Holtz skull and bones and now I have only 5 left.  haaa ha ha ha!

I even added some silver Stickles the buckle on her hat.
Copic colors are listed below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Enjoy your weekend!

Dress - YR12, 14, E15, 18
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 13, 21, 04 R20
Hair and black on clothing - N1, 3, 5, 7
Ground and sky - W00, 01, 3, 5, 7 9

Friday, October 3, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today is my stepdaughter's birthday and I cheated a little and asked her if she liked the artist's images before creating this card for her.  I directed her to the site and she said "just 1?".  LOL!!  So, it was nice to play with a fun image and this one is called "Lucy Loo" from TheEastWind.

The papers are from Pion Designs and ironically I just realized they are called "My Precious Daughter".  ha ha ha!  The cute tassel is from Prima and the pen nib on my butterfly (hiding behind my bouquet of flowers) is from Tim Holtz.

The pretty frame (#FRA-10) is from Southern Ridge Trading Company and I added TH rock candy to distress it and then some painted it with Gesso. 

The big flower is from Prima and the gorgeous center is from Live and Love Crafts, as is the resin butterfly.  I added some TH ink first to deepen the color in the crevasses and then daubed some TH paint lightly over-top.

The gorgeous laces and rolled flower are from Live and Love Crafts.  The purple lace was very light pink but I sprayed it with Prima's Color Bloom "Iris".  I just love these spray mists they are incredible!

This image took me FOREVER to color but it was worth it.  As always there were a few spots I wanted to go back to but TOO LATE!   LOL!

Well being that it's Friday you all enjoy the weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!


V01, 12, 15, 17, 09
E000, 00, 11, 21, 04, R20
E50, 51, 53, 55
E55, 57, 59, 49
W3, 5, 7, 9
N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Santa Is Coming!!

I know I know isn't it horrifying to note how close xmas is again already?!!  I thought this year I would get ahead but pffft - that is soooo not happening!!  LOL!!  I didn't make a lot of cards for xmas yet but when Michele put out these new "Santa Is Coming" papers I couldn't WAIT to create! 

These are just gorgeous digi papers to play with from Michele R Designs and what I like?  INSTANT GRATIFICATION!!  Print off a few from the collection and away you go!!  And with me living in a small town where there is NO store it's WONDERFUL!  

This incredible guy is from Southern Ridge Trading Company under the Christmas & Holidays category #XMAS - 454.  It's wood, which I luuuuuuuv and all I did was add some ink to the edges to make it pop a bit. 

This banner piece is from the Santa is Coming Element Pack 1 and having a few pieces from those element packages really makes it easy to build a card.

Again the little ribbon and tag pieces are from the Santa is Coming Element Pack 1 but the sentiment tag is from the Santa is Coming Element Pack 2.  Don't you love my Prima flower?!  Yup, I know I could probably make these but when I spend so much time making my cards already, it's nice and quick to grab a pre-made gorgeous flower!!  

Did you know that Michele R Designs is on Facebook and that there are FREEBIES every Friday?!!  And my OH my they are GORGEOUS!!!  

Feels good to post!  It's been awhile and life has been so hectic but I'm hoping it settles down for the winter now.  Famous last words right?!  ha ha ha ha ha!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 8, 2014


I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Well it might not be the "Christmas" part as much as it is preparing for the holidays. I love making crafts, love decorating (with a glass of wine) and enjoy all the salutations and best wishes we all hand over to each other around the festive season.  Plus, everyone is in such a great mood!  So this is my 2nd Christmas craft of the season so far but my 1st one won't be too far behind I promise!  

I've used, what I am calling, a 3D shadow box, KIT-379 from Southern Ridge Trading Co. but it's not very deep, which was perfect for this project.  I covered it with some papers from Maja Designs "Vintage Frost Basics" and then distressed all with Momento cocoa ink.  

Ok so get ready for a picture heavy post!  First up is my tree square freaturing XMAS-146 and for this one I covered with a TH paint dauber, added some Frost VersaMark and some UTEE chunky embossing powder.

 Here I've done the same thing as above but added some Martha Stewart Texture for snow.

 The wreath is a resin piece from Melissa Frances I purchased some time last year and the bells were from a wine charm that I took apart.  ha ha ha!

I've covered all the presents with some more Maja Design papers and distressed with more Momento cocoa ink.  I've also added some Glossy Accents to the bow on the small gift and more Martha Stewart Texture to the bigger one on the left.

Oooo my center piece!!  Literally - lol!  This old Santa vintage image is also from the Maja papers and I've curled back the pieces around the image, distressed them then added some Gesso.  The corner pieces were from my stash so I also topped those off too.  

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...hee hee!  Added some twine, Martha Stewart Texture and Glossy Accents.

Another pretty resin piece covered with Wild Orchid Flowers and Gesso.

This "25" is a die from Tim Holtz but I've used raw chipboard from SRTC.  I covered it in some "Java Bean" Glitter Ritz - soooooo pretty - then topped it off with more Gesso.  Oh and that flower is from Prima and I'm so excited to say I've used almost all flowers from that package.  I tend to hoard so that's a big deal for me.  LOL! 

And last but not least!  Snowflakes from SRTC that I painted with a TH dauber and then added Twinklettes to cover.  If you click on the picture, you'll be able to view a close up and the Twinklettes are just crushed up glass fragments.  Very pretty though. 

A shout out goes to my friend Sheri who gave me a bag of super pretty laces and I've finally had a chance to dip into some.  THANKS!  The wooden star in the top left frame, the gorgeous pearl centered flower ribbon and the white Kort and Godt chrysanthemums are from LLC.  

These gorgeous wooden words are a preview and will be added to the store in October!

Well we are off to The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Edmonton so hope we see you there!

Have a great week!