Friday, April 23, 2010

Some Sweet Candy From Rach

The marvelous Rach is celebrating her 'new' blog with some very sweet candy for us....pop on over to register for a chance to win. And while you are there check out her cards. She does absolutely beautiful work.

Here is a little peek at what is up for grabs. Good luck everyone!!!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog Candy Alert

The Lovely Leanne over atFluttabyz Crafty Haven is celebrating her anniversary with these adorable little Magnolias. Pop on over to visit Leanne and take a looksy at her work and while you are there let her a few nice words and get your name in for a chance at these little cuties!!

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Card Box

I had to do this in two posts, because it wouldn't let me upload all the pictures in one. There may be a way around this but.....I am not a computer whiz.

Any how this is a card/gift box I made for a friends birthday. I came up with this idea and no I didn't write down the dimensions or have instructions....sorry. But let me say it was quite a challenge. Sometimes we need to do that....helps keep the brain strong! LOL

This is the front of the box. I used this adorable Stampavie stamp. I just love this one and can't wait to use it again. I colored this little guy (or girl) with my copics and did some highlights with Gellyroll pens and then finished it with a kick of sparkle with Stickles. I then used my Big Scalloped Square Nestie to cut it out and put some more Stickles around the image. is a close up of the image. Oh and how fun this was to color!!

Make sure to look at the following post for more about this project.

Card Gift Box Continued........ is a pic of the flowers I made for the front of the box. I used punches from EK Success. I added some stickles to the edges to give them a little sparkle.

This is a side view of the box.

Here is a look at the inside...

the left side with a Stampin' Up sentiment. The border punch is from Martha Stewart......

....and the right side of the inside.....just perfect for a little unmounted stamp....what else would you give a stamping friend? Here again are some of the flowers I made. I used one of my Nestabilities to cut the top of the 'box' and put some stickles around the edge. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and punched out with SU punches. Whew!! this was quite a project...especially when you don't have a pattern. I have many pieces of scrap paper on my desk...and there were a few words said!!! But I am glad I kept at it and I really like the final product. I hope my dear friend loved it as much as I love how it turned out! Happy Birthday Tracy!

Stamps: Stampavie and Stampin' Up
Paper: SU, Bazzill and For Peep's Sake from Imaginisce
Ink: Memento, SU, Gellyroll pens and Copics
Embellishments: Brads, Spacers, Stardust Stickles and Ribbon from my stash
Tools: Nestabilities, Punches from EK Success, Martha Stewart and SU and I couldn't have done it without my Martha scoring board

Hope you are breathing in some wonderful Spring air! Have a beautiful day and as always I love to hear from all of you. Thanks for stopping in to see me.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Birthday Wishes Turtle

Hello Again!~

I kinda used the Mojo Monday sketch to make another card.....I guess you could say it got my mojo going! I needed to make a birthday card for one of the gals in our Birthday Card Club, so here it is.

This cute little fellow is from Whipper Snapper. I again used my Copics to color him in and did a little doodling around the oval. The ovals were cut out using my trusty old Cuttlebug and Nestabilities. I put a tiny little brad in the center of the flower....and added some stickles.

Here is a closer view of the image.

Stamp: Whipper Snapper
Paper: SU, Bazzill and DP from Imaginice
Inks: Memento and Copics
Misc: Brads from my stash, Flower from Heidi Grace and Stickles

Thanks for visiting again.


Mojo Monday Challenge Week #133


Today I am sharing a card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge. It is so much fun doing these sketch challenges.

I used this cute little Tilda with her little basket of flowers. I used my Copics to color her in and did a little chalking around the Nestability before I removed it. I then dabbed some Stickles around the border of the oval....I wish the glitz showed up better on the picture than it does. The pretty flowered paper has glitter on it too....but isn't photographing well either.

.....and here is a closer looksey at the image.

Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: SU, Basic Creations and Bo Bunny
Ink: Memento and Copics
Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug and Nesties
Miscellaneous: Stickles and Rhinestones from my stash

That is it.....a quick post for today. Hopefully you will like what you see....if you do let me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by. And come back soon.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Flying By With a Birthday Wish For Isaac


I hope you all had a great Easter. We had an Easter Egg Hunt at Mom and Dad's. I, along with my hubby, daughter and niece hid them in their yard.....I guess we hid some of them too good because we couldn't find all of them. I am thinking Mom and Dad will be finding eggs when they start mowing the lawn and weeding the flower beds. Oh well Grandma and Grandpa have to have a little fun too....

This is a card I made for my cute little nephew, Isaac, who just turned 3! I used this sweet Pilot Bradley from Whipper Snapper......I added his name to the banner at the back of the plane. The image is colored with Copic markers and I added some glitter to the clouds and lacquer to the goggles. I also did some doodling around the outside of the image.

Here is a closer look at this cute little mouse flying his plane. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

This is the inside of the easel card. The "you're the best!" stamp is a dollar stamp I found at Michael's.

And finally all displayed.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Stampin' Up and Michael's
Ink: Memento, SU and Copics
Paper: SU-Green Galore and Pacific Point, DP from Best Creations
Tools: Loop Punch from Martha Stewart and Nestabilities
Misc: Buttons and Ribbon from my stash.

Well I sure hope you are all enjoying your spring, our March was more beautiful than we could have asked for....hopefully April will be the same. Take care and I love to read your comments.