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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Road is never long!

Today's card is an achievement for me...I have been wanting so bad to try the Shy Bears digi stamps from Squigglefly for some time now. The are such cute images but I was not confident that I could color them. My friend Holly insisted that I had nothing to be afraid of because the designer really did all the work for us with the I hurried to the store and bought one to try....geesh ok...I bought a FEW to try. Once you see these little buggers you can't just buy one! Anyhoooo...I colored the image with copics and created my sentiment in photoshop. Added a few punched pieces of paper and some ribbon to trim and VOILA...Holly was right, not too hard at all. However, if you notice, on the left hand side of the image, there are a couple of "blobs" of the darker green in the copic pen DRIPPED!! I have not been using these pens long but have never had one do that to me! I store them on their side so all the ink don't go to one end but for some reason this one had a real problem today. I almost gave up, but tried my best to blend it in...of course it happened as I was almost completely done coloring! But for the first try, I am happy with it and will do more. Don't forget digi day at Squigglefly SNR at 7PM central...8 PM eastern tonight. Hope to see you there. Thanks for stopping by to see me today!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Simply Snowflakes

Good morning to everyone...Friday! Yeah! I don't have a lot planned for the weekend but am so glad it is approaching! Hope your week has been a good one. The weather here is actually going to be in the 50's today with a little sun...which will be so nice as we haven't seen much of that for a while. And by Thanksgiving we may see SNOWFLAKES!!! I truly do love snow...fresh fallen snow....just don't like shoveling!!! Keeping on the subject of snow, today's card is a simple snowflake card. The embossed part of this card was created using the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder...and the snowflake was cut using one of my cricut cartridges. Layered with a little shimmery silver paper, this card was simple but a little elegant looking. I hope to have some snowmen/women cards to show you in the next few days. Tracey has some awesome snowmen/women for sale at the Stamping Boutique. There are 12 of them! She created them with the 12 Days of Christmas in mind. Please take a moment to go check them out and come back to see me for a view of my creations with them.
AND, tomorrow is digi day at Squigglefly SNR...can't wait to see the new images released...come join in the fun...there are gonna be prizes and games and loads of fun.
Have a wonderful day today and thanks tons for visiting today.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Another Silent Night

Hello everyone...glad to have you visit me. For today's card, I tried to capture the scene of a "Silent Night". Not sure this is really what I was trying to achieve but it didn't turn out too bad. The stamp is Inkadinkado. I created the sky using Memento Paris Dusk and London Fog. The "snow" was created by covering that area with white embossing powder and then a light layer of Diamond Stickles...then the trees were outlined with a Clear GellyRoll Stardust pen. The sentiment was computer generated. Holy moly...this took me quite a while to do!

By the way, don't forget to surf on over to the Stamping Boutique today for their release! Wait till you see the new set Tracy has come up with! You can find all the fun at the SNR, the Forum and at PaperCraft Planet...hope to see you all there. Have a wonderful day and thanks again for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Good Morning! Another rainy cold day here...really wanted to just stay at home and play today...but need to head off to work. Before I do, wanted to leave you with a card that I created while playing with a technique shown on Stamp TV called Split Negative...Although it was a little labor intensive, I do love the technique and the effect it creates. I think the only thing I would do differently is get myself a different type of gold embossing cause what I used was not as impressive as I had hoped. All the paper used was from stash I had and the sentiment is SU. I really hope your day is to work I go! Thanks for stopping by today to see me...I really appreciate your comments.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Make My Heat Sing

Good morning! Today's card was created for Stef's challenge over at you should see some of the cards created by this talented group of ladies! Why don't you grab a Squigglefly image and come play along? There are some freebie images to play with as well as a Nab it image everyday for a very very low price. And if you haven't seen the Shy Bears...oh you don't know what you are missing! LOL...I haven't tried one yet cause I am not sure of my coloring but I am going to tackle one soon! I chose an easy image to work with called Heart Sings. The color challenge was to use blue, brown and yellow...I colored my image with Copics and then matted it on brown and yellow paper cut with the Nestabilities Long Classic and Scalloped Rectangles. The ribbon is from SU and the pearls I colored with my Copics. Oh and the card base is DE-bossed with the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder. Hope you enjoyed your visit with me today...thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Little Miracle

OOOOOOH isn't this image so sweet? I just love it...I can see it being used for so many different types of cards for boys and girls! Tracey has given us a freebie to work with at the Stamping Boutique group at SNR Card Universe...we have reached 100 members...if you haven't been over to the group, stop by and join in the fun. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to emboss the card base and to cut the sentiment which was from the New Baby set. The image was colored with Copics...added a little chalk to the sky and some bling to the stars. Be sure to stop by the Stamping Boutique on Thursday for a mini release of some new images...oh if you love snowmen, you are gonna love these!! I will remind you. :) And oh, by the way Tracey is having a 30% off sale at the Boutique right now so surf on over. Thanks for stopping by to see me today. Hope your day was wonderful!


Blog Award

Good morning! Well last week I received a Blog Award from Stef (aka Glitterbabe). Thanks so much for the award Stef. The Rules of the award are:

Pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know you have left this award for them. And then answer a list of questions in one word ( word just doesn't work on some of these..already broke the rules!)

1. Where is your mobile?…in my purse probably deader than a doornail
2. Your hair?…only my hairdresser knows for sure
3. Your Mother?…in heaven
4. Your Father?… in heaven

5. Your favorite food?…Chocolate ( that a food?)

6. Your Dream last night?…didn't dream
7. Your Fav Drink?…water
8. Your Dream?… too many to list!
9. What room are you in?…craft room
10. Your Hobby?… Cardmaking/Scrapbooking

11. Fear?…getting lost
12. Where do you want to be in 5 years?...hopefully retired
13. Where were you last night?… visiting both our sons, DILs and all the grandbabies
14. Something that you aren’t?… rich!
15. Muffins… don't like

16. Wish List Item?… new furniture for Craft room

17. Where did you grow up?… Magnolia, IL(yeah I know...where the heck is that??)
18. Last thing you did?… kissed my hubby
19. What are you wearing?…pajamas
20. Your TV?… family room

21. Pets?… one spoiled cat Riley
22. Friends?…many!
23. Mood?… always happy
24. Life?… ????
25. Missing someone? miss my parents still after 7 years
26. Vehicle?… mid size SUV
27. Something you’re not wearing?… hmmmm...not going there!
28. Fav store?… only ONE!!!???
29. Fav Colour?… I like all colors!
30. When was last time you laughed?…just a while ago
31. Last time you cried? hmmm...don't cry much
32. Best Friend? ...of course
33. One place that I go to over n over? ....tie between the bathroom and my craft room!
34. Facebook?… yes but don't really keep up with it
35. Fav place to eat? Chili's
Now to pass it on to:

Thanks for stopping by to see me today...I will be back later on today with a card!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thinking of You...Today and Always

Hello all...hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. I haven't got a lot planned today...might have some of the grandbabies for a little while today. Today's card is a combination of 2 Squigglefly images...Circle Sentimennts and Rose and Rings. I did edit the Rose and Rings image a little to remove the rings. I think this made a really nice simple but elegant card. The embossing is the Sizzix Diamonds embossing folder...and of course you can see that I used my Circle Nestabilities! Colored the image with Copics and added a few pearls. What do you think? This card could be used for many occassions...birthdays, thinking of you, get well, even anniversary (I would have left the rings with it for an anniversary card though)....Hope you like! Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by.