Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Canvas piece

This piece was so special for me to make.  My friend Sheri lost her sweet husband Bill a short white ago and I wanted to pay tribute to them both with a nice piece she could display for herself.  It was my first mixed media piece that I did on my own so I hope I did the picture justice.   

The buckle piece is gorgeous metal from Prima.  I think I'm REALLY turning into a Prima girl.  I may have said that once before.  LOL!  And even some of the flowers on this piece are Prima too.  Wow look at me go hey?!  hee hee! 

Another Prima resin piece or - oooooo that could be a MF frame.  See what happens when you throw away the packaging?  Soon I'm going to get that clip-it thingy and just leave everything so I can tell you the truth instead of guessing.  LOL!!  See my bark hearts peeking around behind the sunflower?  Those are from Live and Love Crafts and as you all know, one of my FAVORITE STORES!  The sunflower and wheat piece is from Magnolia. 

A gorgeous Prima swirl starts this beautiful bouquet out and the big flower is another Prima piece.  I also had my Gesso out and Gesso'ed (is that a word? LOL) EVERYWHERE!  Oh and look!  The "Adventure" bulb is also from Prima.  

So I learned how to play with stencils and molding paste.  OH MA GAWD!  FUN!  Unfortunately you have to envision how much you need without hiding so much.  LOL!  This corner is "Mini Love Post" (TCW) and Tim Holtz "Burlap" is in the lower left corner.  

OK, this was cool.  I used a piece of honeycomb chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company and colored it using Inka Gold "Old Silver".  After I was done I added some Glossy Accents to make it look like honey.  Thanks for that Nikki!

This gorgeous piece is also from SRTC - FLO481- so painted it white and then covered it with Tim Holtz crackle paint.  You can see some touches of some gelato on it as well.  

Well I think I've explained most of what I did but if I missed anything feel free to write me.  My friend received this and was over the top with happiness.  Made my day too.  Hee! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Contest at Kit and Clowder - Ppinky Dolls

Cutest little image and CONTEST!  This week at the Kit and Clowder Facebook group, use your favorite color combo and color any Ppinky Doll for a chance to win 3 images from Ppinky Doll Stamps!  This little sweet thing is called "Flowers For You".

What?  You don't have any?  Receive 15% off your order over at the Ppinky store to grab some images using code PPINKYLOVE.

My favorite color combo is R81, 83, 85 and 89 and I've used Maja Design papers "Coffee in the Arbour".  Such pretty papers.  One of my newest favorite things is using the dies from Go Kreate because they are shaped and I really need to get away from only square cards.  I'm driving myself crazy over that.  LOL!!   

Some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, which I have to admit I think I actually have enough of right now!!  Whoever says that?!!   LOL!  I added some Stickles to most of them.  

This little branch and flower die set is a Joy! Crafts die called "Flower Branch and Flowers".  It comes with 2 dies and one is the branch and then the little flowers is another.  I distressed the edges and added Stickles.  Even popped in a center using buttercup Liquid Pearls but my afterthought was I would have preferred pearl.  

The contest closes midnight 31 January EST.  Have fun and thanks for visiting!

I'm going to add my card to the January "With Love" challenge at Noor! Design.  If you are looking for these dies check out Tracey's new online shop.  WOW!!  I'm just sayin'.  LOL!


R81, 83, 85, 89
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20
E11, 13, 15, 18
BG90, 93, 95, 99
Y11, 15, 17, 18

Monday, January 12, 2015

Cuddly Ride

Ooooo today I have all kinds of things to tell you about but first I'm going to start with these gorgeous papers from Michele R Designs. Thankfully the new VAT rules will NOT apply to her as she will be offering her digi papers via email now so YAY we can still enjoy these and this gorgeous one is relatively new called "Perfect Petals".  I can see myself making more cards with this pack.

My usual flower bouquet addition using Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and chrysanthemums from Live and Love Crafts.

I just love these frames and frame pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company (COR-485).  In this case, I painted it with white acrylic paint and then added some Tim Holtz distress glitter.  Looks amazing in real life.

Isn't this image just the freakin'  CUTEST?!!  I was so lucky to be able to play with "Cuddly Ride" from Whimsy Stamps.  Love Sylvia Zet images!!

Well that's all I have for you today!  Have a great week my friends!



E41, 43, 47, 49
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20
BG10, 11, 13, 18
E70, 74, 77, 79
E50, 51, 53, 55
V12, 15, 17, 09
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Freebie

Good evening!  I thought I would just add my colored free image from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps called "Green Goth Maiden".  There are some rules to be followed but they are all easy ones so come over and check them out!!  

Thanks for stopping by!

B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
V12, 15, 17, 09
BG 11, 13, 49, 78, W7
W1, 3, 5, 7
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Love Bug

Anything Goes

How easy is that for the January challenge at Kit and Clowder?  And this month we are being sponsored by 2 Cute Ink!!   These images really are exactly that.  CUTE!!  This little fella is called LOVE BUG.

 How can you not just think AWWWWWWW?!  That's what you'll say after you visit 2 Cute Ink and see the images there as well.

 There really is something there for everyone but you don't have to use these images to join us this month at K&C for the January challenge.  It really is literally ANYTHING GOES! 

B000, 00, 01, 02, 04, 05
G21, 94, 99
R24, 29, 39, 89
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
E41, 43, 47, 49

Friday, January 2, 2015

2 Cute Ink

HOW CUTE IS CUTE?!!   This little image is called Bee Happy by 2 Cute Ink and how can you not be happy after seeing her?  Well, I think she's a her but it's cuz of the lashes.  

I tried to do a CAS card because I just loved the Spellbinder piece I used in the background so wanted to show that off as well as the cute image. 

You can get this image for free if you check out all the details on the 
Facebook page for 2 Cute Ink or on the blog.

Thankzzzz for stopping by.  hee hee!


Y11, 15, 17, 19
W1, 3, 5, 7, 9
R81, 83, 85, 89
BG000, 01, 05

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


To whoever HELLMA is!  Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog.  I can never respond because when I link to your name in the comment you leave me, it goes nowhere.  I try to reply and again, no email address to send back and yet you continue to leave messages.  Amazing!!


If you reply to this, please leave your email so I can actually thank you directly.  ha ha!

And to all everyone else, thank you so much!!  I know how much time it takes to comment and I truly appreciate it! 

Happy New Year to you all!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


FINALLY!!  I finally finished it!!  I started it about a month ago and I just finished it this past weekend.  WOO!  Normally I give away everything that I make, but this year I've worked on a few projects just for me.  

My husband asked me when I first started working on it, who it was for.  I said him.  He seemed oddly happy but then he asked me again when it was done just to make sure.  ha ha ha! 


This little sled was from Michael's.  I sanded it a bit and then distressed with some cocoa Momento ink to make it look a little "used".  hee hee  Then I added an old time pair of skates from Tim Holtz just hanging around.

Another item from Tim Holtz is this battery operated lantern.  CUTE OR WHAT?!! 

My "WISHES" bottle is filled with glitter and my "LISTS" bottle is filled with cinnamon sticks. 

The bells were some I had in my basket making stash from last year.  They came pre-glittered and pre-flocked.  The brown looking berries are from LLC. 

The star is from Melissa Frances that I painted gold and sanded.  The tree - another TH piece and the deer are from my Wild Orchid stash.  On each of the compartments edges, I covered them with Martha Stewart texture (snow) and covered with very fine glitter.  After that, I added more snow and then the iridescent flakes to the bottom one. 

The birdcage is from Prima and use to be gold but I painted it using my Inka-Gold paints.  More berries from LLC. 

A pine cone of some sort (probably from my back yard) and a small tree spring, not real cuz I didn't want the pine needles falling off.  LOL! 

This little cherub came from LLC, which use to be white until I covered it with ink and wiped away the excess.  The JOY sentiment are some left over small scrabble tiles I had that I covered with some letters from (oh gosh sorry I can't remember) and then covered with Crackle Accents.  This picture shows the glitter really nicely on the edges.

Wow my memory is really failing me.  I'm sure you'll remember where this bulb has come from ... all I know is I need more.  LOL!  So cute! 

For the top of the box I created a poinsettia using the Tim Holtz die and then a red one from my stash, topped with some bells.

The tag is from this year's Maja Design "A Gift For You" collection and I used other pieces to cover the whole box and the inside of each compartment. 

Thank you so much for visiting!!  Takes a lot to take and edit so many pictures.  One day I'm gonna have an awesome photo booth set up for my stuff.  hee hee

Going to enter the Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ppinky and Michele R Designs

Today I have a super sweet card using Michele R Designs papers and cupcake wrapper, however wait until you see what I have inside!  This set of papers is called "Merry and Bright" and I knew as soon as I saw it I was gonna have to use it because it has PINK in it!!  I LOVE non-traditional colors for Christmas and winter cards!

I distressed all edges with cocoa Momento ink as well as the poinsettia's.  The border frame (borders are my favorite!!!) is from Southern Ridge Trading Company.   FRA-130

The poinsettia's are from Dee's Distinctively dies, which you can layer up to make a small or big flower.  It's a very versatile set as it comes with 4 layers of flower. 

The Tim Holtz snowflake border and a layer of the poinsettia's is corrugated white sparkle paper I bought from Micheal's half price and then 25% off my order!!  WHUT?!  YA!!  WOO!! 

This image is from Ppinkydolls and is "Lily with Snowsisters" and awww she was fun to color!!  The present and wagon were a bit of a challenge because they were so small but OMG so stinkin' CUTE!!  I added some Stickles under her and I can't believe you can see them!  My Copic colors are listed below.

The wood "Joy" sentiment is also from Southern Ridge Trading Co. and comes in a variety set of 6.  XMAS-460  I distressed the top with cocoa Momento and then added Stickles on the top half.  How do you like my snowballs?!  ha haaaa haa!!

This box is from Michele R Designs "Merry and Bright" cupcake boxes.  It is soooo easy to make!!  Print out the template, cut, score and paste away!!  I added a strip of the corrugated white sparkle paper from Michael's, cut the center sentiment and flag strip that comes with the template and layered up with the wooden snowflakes.  Added a premade flower and tied together a twine bow and VOILA!  FINITO! 

See?  Who says you have to put a cupcake inside?!!  YUMMAY!!!  These icy squares just melt in your mouth!!  I know, I had more than a few.  LOL! 

I know I'm repeating myself on telling you how much I love Michele R Designs because of the instant download availability but really!!  Shopping from the comfort of your own home?!!  YUP!!  YES YES YES I SAY!!  

New to the store - love this color combo!

I think this is my last Christmas card for this year.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!


R81, RV34, R56, 89
E42, 43, 47, 49
BG0000, 000, 01, 02
E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry Christmas Tilda

I made this card no other than for fun!!  FUN RIGHT????  I KNOW!!  Well I do have a few reasons but no obligations.  

The first reason was I got my NEW BIG DIES from Go Kreate!  OMG MORE FUN!  Not sure when the next time it will be that I have a square card.  LOL!  This super cute image is called Merry Christmas Tilda and the are from Bo Bunny with all kinds of extra's!!

I used this card to showcase my new 8 point die and the cutting and embossing oval you can purchase at the Noor! Design U.K store.  They are GORGEOUS!  I also used a poinsettia die from Tim Holtz (bigger one) and a Magnolia doohickey topped off with these shabby bells from LLC.

This stocking was in the Magnolia Doohickey Club magazine volume #2.  

These bark stars from LLC and I added some Glossy Accents on top, then sprinkled with Tim Holtz distress rock candy.  I wanted some sparkle but not too much.  Kind of a neat look! 

Another view of the bark star with the TH rock candy glitter on it.  I also put some on the spool and sentiment tag.  Cute huh?!!

And a close up of Merry Christmas Tilda herself!!  

I'm actually going to join in on a couple of challenges!  Something I haven't done in ages!!  

Noor!  Design U.K. - Merry Christmas 
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - Christmas

Shirt: V12, 15, 17, 09
Hair: E42, 43, 47, 49
Poinsettia: R35, 37, 39, W5
Pants: B91, 93, 95, 97, 99
Basket: BG000, 01, 05, 09
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 04, 21, R20

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Kit and Clowder Challenge

We all have to learn right?  So last week I tackled this super cute image "Winterlight Wishes" by Tiddly Inks who is sponsoring the Kit and Clowder December challenge of:


Of course I followed Alyce's class on it, which you can find on the Kit and Clowder website, "All About Animals". 

Last weekend I was so excited to receive 2 sets of XXL dies from Go Kreate, that I couldn't even wait for my Grand Caliber to show up before I started using them.  To make it a little easier I did use a smaller size, which created a smaller card but quicker!!  hee hee

I cut some Magnolia doohickey trees (slender fir), added some Martha Stewart texture (snow) and then dashed them with some glitter.

This snowflake was from the Magnolia Doohickey Volume 2 "All I Want For Christmas".  I also used the Magnolia "Wrapped so Lovely" heart tag, tied a string bow and added a Christmas charm from Tim Holtz. 


E43, 50, 53, W3, 5
R24, 29, 39, 80
BG000, 00, 01
E11, 13, 15, 18