Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Exciting News

Hello my sweet blog friends.  I have been wanting to share some news with you for a couple weeks now.  I have been asked to be on the Design Team for Want 2 Scrap.  They have some amazing bling and chipboard pieces along with clear albums too.  I am sure you have seen this blog before.  They have some amazingly talented designers who lean toward  the Shabby Chic style.
Here is my card I created for them.  I needed a last minute Christmas card.  I made a more CAS than I usually do.  I think the pretty pearl swirls you can find HERE was a perfect way to dress up my card.  I realized that some of my heavily embellished cards didn't fair so well in the mail.  These are nice and flat and fit right in the envelope.

I look forward to working with all these talented ladies.  You can find the other designers HERE and the store where you can buy all the pretty bling HERE.

Cardstock: PTI/Rustic White, Kraft
DP: Martha Stewart
Stamps: PTI/ Wreath For All Occasions
Ribbon: American Crafts
Bling: Want 2 Scrap

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a lot more time next week to create.  I have a lot of things in mind that I want to make.  See you soon!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Butterflies

Yes!  You heard me correctly.  I said more butterflies.  I can't get enough butterflies lately.  I guess I must be ready for spring.  This is my last card for my Guest Designer post at Layers of Color.  The set I used is Butterfly Collector.  I can honestly tell you that I love every butterfly image in this set.  Usually you have a couple favorites in every set you like more than others.  Well, they are all beautiful.  Glittered, colored, blinged, you name it, they are all perfect.

I think this one is more moth-like than the others.  I just gave it a little sheer pink color with my Copic RV10, RV4.  Guess what?  My sewing machine is working now.  My brother came over to fix it and it played a trick on me.  It acted like it was never even broken.  Made me look like a fool for sure.  Oh well.  I am just happy it is working.

 Look at this beautiful color combo Mona cooked up for you on her blog challenge CR84FN.  I have Black on top, Bright Pink in the middle, and Grey on the bottom.  Check!

Cardstock: PTI/Rustic White
DP: Basic Grey(black and Grey) My Minds Eye (pink)
Stamps: Layers of Color/Butterfly Collector
Ink: Memento/Tuxedo Black
Twill: Lilybean Paperie Etsy
Button: PTI
Card with #3: K and Company/ Ephemera pack

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sourrounded by Butterflies

Hello!  I am so happy to be back to share another card I made for Layers of Color.  I used a pretty butterfly from the set called Butterfly Collector.  I love this set and see myself using it a lot.  I love butterflies and this one was perfect to use as the focal image for my card.

 I used the color challenge at CR84FN over at Mona's blog.  Look at this beautiful color combination.  Coral, Tan, and Brown are amazing together. 
 I also used the sketch at Mercy Tuesday.  She has some great sketches every week.   I just don't get to play as often as I like to.
Thanks so much for stopping by

Friday, December 10, 2010

Butterflies and Blossoms

Hello again.  I finally got a little craft time last night.  My room is still a mess, but things are so crazy I needed to make something to distract myself before I go insane.  hehe
I made this card using the brand new set from Flourishes called Butterflies and Blossoms.  It has the most beautiful images on it.  I love that Flourishes always has the most amazing sentiments in their sets as well.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside.  I will have to do that first thing in the morning. 
 I am so disappointed that my sewing machine isn't working.  My card would look so much better with stitching on it.  It liked to have shredded a card I made the other day.  I need to find time in my already crazy schedule to fix it.  Any volunteers?

I used the sketch at Card Patterns to get me going.  I used a circle for the inside instead of a square.  Otherwise I followed it pretty close.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Layers of Color Wednesday

Hello my sweet blog friends.  I have a card to share with you today that I created for Layers of Color.  I am Guest Designing over there for the month of December.  I used the beautiful set called Backyard Birds and the amazing Art Stencil Belle Brocade at the bottom for a little elegance.  I used a purple button to bring out a little of the purple color in the humming bird.

 If you follow my blog you know how much I love birds.  They are some of the sweetest creatures and some are of amazing color.  I can't wait until warmer weather comes and I get to see what kind of Hummingbirds we have here.
 I found this picture online when I googled Hummingbird pictures.  Look at this beauty.  I tried to capture his color using my Copics.  I got as close as I can with my coloring skills.  Which isn't saying very much.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Have a wonderful week

Monday, December 6, 2010

Deck The Halls Beautiful

Hello!  I am back today to share with you my first project as DT for Bring Beautiful Back at Flourishes.  I can tell you that I almost fell off my chair when I received the email from Julie asking me if I wanted to be a part of this very talented group of ladies.  So, I said "yes"!  Wouldn't you? 
 The challenge this month is :
DECEMBER (December 1) Deck the Halls Beautiful: For this month’s Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge, use beauty in stamping to create an accent piece for a table, a mantle, a decoration or any kind of home d├ęcor. ‘Tis the season for stamping and entertaining –so let’s see if you can create a match made in heaven by using both! Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful creation here (link to post) to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB05. You have until December 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!

 I fell in love with this candle I saw when I was at Wal Mart.  It is a Paula Dean candle with this beautiful lid and handle.  You can use it in your own house or as you see here I made a cute little tag to go on the side if you wanted to give it to someone as a gift for their house.  I used the Vintgae Postcard set and just did a little coloring and a little Martha Stewart Snow.  What do you think?

Please stop by the Flourishes blog HERE and other wonderfully talented ladies blogs and see what they have created for you to see.
Beate Johns
Cindy Coutts
Julie Koerber-DT Coordinator
Kathy Jones
Yvonne Hagane

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy Birthday/ CR84FN and 2Sketches4You

Hello!  I missed you all so much.  I have been busy trying to work out all the problems we had when we moved in.  The Hot Water heater broke and had to be replaced.  The Furnace had 2 filters that were sucked up inside making it very cold inside.  The phone line wasn't installed properly and we didn't have our home phone working for days.  The shower drain and handle had to be replaced as well as the Garbage Disposal had a crack and had to be replaced.  All things you can't see or notice until you move in.  I am mentally drained.  ;)
 I made this tag using the sketch at 2Sketches4You and the beautiful color combo that Mona has at CR84FN.  I am really loving all the tags I am seeing around.  I think that Michelle Wooderson and Melissa Phillips are the tag queens.  I am sure you can find some inspiration at their blogs if you need a little help.
 I embossed the tag with my Cuttlebug folder, added a Martha Stewart doily and a pretty Prima flower, lace and buttons. 
My sewing machine is totally messed up.  I didn't have the time to tinker with it, so my poor tag is stitch less.  :(  I think the tension is off.   That is at the end of my long list of "To-Do's" right now.  I still need to unpack the 3 boxes of bathroom supplies.  All my lotions, shampoos, and all that good stuff is sitting in boxes.  I really wanted to get my Christmas tree up today, but it just isn't happening.
 Look at this beautiful inspiration photo.  I was in love the moment I saw it.  These are totally my colors.  These are the colors in my bathroom.  My poor hubby hates it.  I told him to use my son's bathroom if he didn't like it.  Maybe I can have a male free bathroom.  Wouldn't that be great?  I think so.  :)
  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a project to share and some more of that good news I have to tell you about.  ;)

Big Hugs!


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