Saturday, August 28, 2010

Animapeeps Now on Sale!!!

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "AnimaPeeps" NEW Release!!

You've seen some sneak peeks... now these cuties are available for you to take home!!!   Click on the 'blinkie' above to take you to the AnimaPeeps.  They are the cutest ever :)

See you soon, my friends!
May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Fabulous Sketch!

Good morning, friends!  How has your week been?  Mine has been a little crazy!?!  A week which has been all over the board with emotions.  I absolutely hate when that happens!  I like to just kinda float on down the river instead of going through extreme rapids lol!  Of course, we'd all get bored with a ton of 'nothingness.'  Can one ever truly be happy?  Honestly, I do believe that we appreciate the calm times so much more after going through a few storms!

This week, the fabulously talented Cindy has once again provided the sketch for this week's Paper Romance Challenge.  It's a fun one for sure!!!

 Here's what I came up with:

 I turned it a bit and left out a piece, but other than that, I followed pretty closely :)

The image is Ele-Fun by High Hopes.  Amy has it ready to ship to you, so why not pop over to Paper Romance and add it to your order???  Ele-Fun is colored with copics:  C5 C3 C2 C1, B34 B32.  The cupcake has a nice coat of Diamond Glaze and the flame from the candle and pom pom on his hat has a touch of Stardust Stickles.

If you play along with us this week, you could win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Paper Romance - yay!!!  Online galleries should use the keyword prc13.  Most importantly, have fun : )

AND... since this is the lucky 13th challenge at Paper Romance, Amy is celebrating with a Sale!!  Use code: LUCKY13 in the shopping cart to take 10% off your orders!! psst. This will take an additional 10% off items that are already on sale!! Sale ends on Aug. 31st at Midnight!!! SO HURRY! Click HERE to shop :)

Challenges Entered:

Thanks for taking a peek!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Binkies Rule!!!

Yay!!!  Finally I have a card for ya!  I am super excited to share it with you today.  I have the privilege of showcasing Binkies Rule!!! a sneak peek from the NEW RELEASE by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. This NEW RELEASE is mega ca-uuuuute!  Have you been on the SCACD mini hops with my teamies?  Today is the last day... I'll have the final hop list at the end of this post.

I decided that this little binkie baby needed to be pink and frilly!  Papers are from K & Company I found on clearance and was waiting for the right time to be used.  I got out my sewing machine and sewed around each layer - my sewing is getting a little better - I'm gonna keep practicing!  Roses are Prima, MS frond punch and those cute little pink pearls are my fave Rose Paper Pen.

Binkie is colored with copics:  E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R85, R83, R81, Y15, Y13, Y11 (toned down with E30).  Viva Decor Glitter Liner accents for a little bling.  Do you recognize the scrolls?  They are the final samples I used for the Scroll Tutorial Here.  Soooooo easy to make!  I've made so many and now that I've depleted my stash, I need to go shopping for more Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Gel so I can make mooooore lol!  I loveeee these scrolls... can you tell? hee hee

I created the 'sentiment' by stamping b-a-b-y with Alphabet Blocks by Hero Arts, punched them out with 3/4" square punch and popped them up with foam dots.  More pink, of course, for the ribbon and a cute little ABC charm adds the perfect finishing touch.

Challenges Entered:
Challenge Up Your Life - Celebrate
Simple Doodles - Let's Celebrate

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes

Wild Orchid - Sparkles
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes w/yellow

Stamp With Fun - Card for a Girl
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle & Shine
Papertake Weekly - 3 flowers, 2 dp, 1 charm
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Milestone/Anything Goes

Today is the LAST DAY for Susana's CANDYNot 1, Not 2, Not 3... But 4 chances to win!!!  You have until 11:00 pm EST to enter (winners announced at 11:30 pm EST) and stamps are released for sale tomorrow!  Yipppppeeeee!!!

My CANDY ends August 31...

Now, if you have'nt already done so, hop on over to my DT sisters for the grand finale!!!

Thank you for visiting me today.  I love you to bits!!!
May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You Definitely Want to See This!!!

What?  no card yet?  I know, I know!!!  It's almost done...  Lots going on here.  But for today, I have another fabulous lineup from the amazing SCACD DT.  Head on over to their blogs for a sneak peek of the NEW RELEASE by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.

 ...and here's my little teaser of what I'll have for you tomorrow : )  I'm tellin ya, it's SO ADORABLE!!!

Don't forget the CANDY that Susana is offering.  4 chances to win a whole sheet of the NEW RELEASE!!!  Ends August 26 at 11:00 pm EST.  Winners will be announced on the 26th at 11:30 pm EST.  Stamps will be available to purchase on Friday, August 27.

*My CANDY ends August 31*

See you tomorrow with a couple of cards!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Monday, August 23, 2010

Candy and a Sneak Peek!

Hi friends!  Have you been wondering what's in store for the next release by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD?  The wait is almost over!  Starting Tuesday through Thursday, the DT will have a few sneak peeks for you to drool over lol!  The lineup for tomorrow is as follows:

Tuesday, Aug. 24th
Tomorrow, I'll post the lineup for Wednesday, and Thursday's lineup I'll post on Wednesday!  If you'd like to see the whole shibang at once, head on over to the SCACD Blog.  You'll want to go there anyway because Susana is offering 4 chances to win the new release!!!  How fabulous is that?!?!  Each winner will win One sheet of the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD New August 27th Release!!!  You definitely want to enter this one.  They are soooooooo adorable : )  Enter Here.
Ends August 26 at 11:00 pm EST.

Don't forget to check out the store for TONS of NEW PRODUCTS including the new Kraftin' Kimmies and Holiday Lockharts!!!
MY CANDY is open until August 31 (sidebar).  See ya back here tomorrow!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Candy Time!!!

Wow!!! 4 chances to win the NEW RELEASE!!!

Each winner will win One sheet of the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD New August 27th Release!!!

Be sure to check out the SCACD Blog for further details - Ends August 26 at 11 pm EST.


Susana has TONS (and I do mean TONS) of new products in the store!  You NEED to check it all out, seriously lol!!!

Here's a taste of what you'll find:
Time to go shopping...  Don't worry, I'll save some for you too hee hee!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Won't You Bee Mine?

Well I did it again haha...  I've been pretty good at not making so many mistakes lately, but it just had to come out sooner or later!  I forgot I scheduled this post - if you were here yesterday, you would remember that all you saw was a photo.  That's it.  No comments, words of wisdom...nothing.

So here's the photo I posted yesterday:

I'm back with Fall colors today hee hee!  Isn't she a cutie-pie?  This is Bee Mine by Victoria Case for SCACD Aurora 2.  How do you like her outfit?  I did a different technique.  First I colored with copics.  Next I 'colored' with Viva Decor Glitter Liner.  Last I *gently dabbed* more copic colors on top of the dried Glitter Liner.  I also used this technique for the scroll on top.  The scroll on the bottom has gold embossing powder sprinkled onto the Transparent Gloss Gel.  When that dried, I used my heat gun to emboss it!!!  Cool, huh?  There's so much you can do with the Viva Decor Products - I really LOVE em!

For the ribbon, I just folded and glued, folded and glued and folded some more and glued some more lol!  If you missed my Scroll Tutorial, you can find it Here.

 Here's a close up of that gorgeous sparkle!
Challenges Entered:

New Product Alert!
Teeny Prima stamps and stencils (I can't wait to get these!!)
Spellbinders (so very cool!)
Tonertex - foils, glitter - this is a MUST SEE!!!  Video coming soon!

Thanks for taking a peek!  I'll see ya soon, my friends ♥
May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Swinging Summer!

haha... I'm going from one season to another!  Yesterday was Fall - today is Summer : )  You never know with me hee hee!

At Paper Romance, Amy challenged us to use a metal embellishment on our card.  I went with easy and decided on a charm!  Believe it or not, this card was not as quick and easy as I would have liked.  You know that some cards are just like that!  Some go together with little effort and some are b i r t h e d !!!

This is Ally Rose.  I placed her on a Swing since the weather is so nice and she loves to be outside!  Don't ya love the cute little flower she's holding?  It matches the cute little charm!  Beautiful bow is made with my Bow Easy... gotta love that little tool!

Images were cut out and Ally Rose was adhered to the seat.  After stringing the cord through the top of the ropes and scalloped cs, everything was glued down.  Here you can see that only the top of the rope swing is adhered so that Ally can swing freely!

Image is colored with copics:  Swing - E35 E34 E33 E31 E30; Hair - E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Overalls - B97 B95 B93 B91; Flower Y15 Y13 Y11 E35 E34.  Did ya notice the sparkly pink scroll?  It's one that I showed you how to make on Monday.  You can see the tutorial Here.

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Craft - Two (dps, ribbon/cord, flower charm and image)
Pixie Dust Studio - Polka Dots (background dp)
Little Paper Shop - Sewing
Ooh La La - Spots and Dots
Pollycraft Monday - In Stitches
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon and Sparkles
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine 
Kaboodle Doodles - Metal

If you join Paper Romance Challenge #12 - Metal Heads, you could win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Paper Romance!  So what are you waiting for?  Let's play!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Fall Blessings

I don't know about you, but I'm just done with hot weather!  I am so tired of always mopping my face with a towel ha ha!  You know what I mean though... the kind of being hot all the time and when you try to stand up, you stick to your chair LOL!  The sad thing is that they say that this has been the coolest summer we've had in a very long time - blech...  I think that God did it for me though - He knew that I'd be having my own heat wave regardless of the temperature outside.  Thank you, LORD!

This is a very different kind of card from me today.  I've been experimenting with different products lately and decided to try the Viva Decor 3D Glitter Gel.  This is some cool stuff!  It's very easy (but messy) to work with.  Believe me, you won't mind the mess cuz it's so much FUN!  I've used the Leaf Background stencil from Dreamweaver and Bronze 3D Glitter Gel from Viva to create the glittery background panel.  When it dried, I spritzed Smooch over the entire piece and wiped away the excess on the stenciled areas.

This is my Try It Out *T* card.  We were asked to use a Dreamweaver or Crafters Workshop stencil on our project along with Dreamweaver micas, paste, clay or Viva Decor Products.  This one really challenged me...  I broke out from my color palette comfort zone (again) and went with a Fall theme.

Leaves and sentiment stamps are from a new set I picked up from Susana at SCACD - Our Craft Lounge, Shades of Fall.  I was very surprised to see the quality of this clear stamp set.  It comes on a very sturdy mounting piece which is three hole punched to keep in a binder.  It also shows (in color!) the stamps in the set, so you don't have to figure out what the stamps look like!  That's so important with clear stamps.  Very very nice!!!  Susana has other sets from Our Craft Lounge Here.  Take a peek... you won't be disappointed!

The stencil works really well.  Here's a close up.  You can see that the 3D Glitter Gel only went where it was supposed to : )  It is raised and very textured!  There are lots of Dreamweaver stencils to choose from Here.  They are sturdy and excellent quality!  I have one with a teapot and teacup that I'm itching to use soon!  Susana has a number of videos for you to watch to get you started.  Go take a peek : )

If you like this color scheme, you'll want to check back here tomorrow.  I have one more up my sleeve using the scrolls I showed you how to create on Monday!  Don't forget to enter My Candy... ends August 31!!!

Have a fabulous day!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Monday, August 16, 2010

Make Your Own Scrolls!

Hello sweet friends!  I am enjoying all the inspiration and your fave verses - thank you so much for sharing them with me : )  My 'Feeling Punchy' Candy is open until August 31 Here.  I'd like to share one of my fave verses with you... "He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge."  Psalm 91:4.  God is our ultimate 'safe place!'  I do adore Him so...

I promised a few days ago that I'd put together a tutorial on how I made my scrolls.  One card used Viva Decor Glitter Liner Here; the other used Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Gel and Flower Soft Here.  For this tutorial, I'm using Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Gel and Glamour Dust!  It is soooo pretty!

Here are the materials you will need:

  Stamp of your choice (I used Prima - Nouveau)
Transparency (or waxed paper)
 or Viva Decor Glitter Liner
**Experiment also with Glitter, Flower Soft, Flocking Powder, etc.. 

Using Memento Ink, stamp on transparency, carefully lifting the block so the image doesn't smear.
You can also stamp on paper and place waxed paper on top instead of transparency.

*Important step!  Turn transparency over and apply Gloss Gel over (now reversed) stamped image using consistent pressure.  If you apply Gloss Gel directly onto the stamped image, the ink will transfer to your scroll.

Sprinkle Glamour Dust over Gloss Gel while wet.

Tap off excess glitter onto scrap paper and return to bottle.  Set aside scroll to dry.  
Drying time may differ in your climate - overnight is best to start with.

Carefully peel off dried Gloss Gel.

The scrolls at the top are Transparent Gloss Gel and Glamour Dust.
The scrolls in the middle are Transparent Gloss Gel and Pink Glitter.
The scroll on the bottom left is Transparent Gloss Gel and Gold Embossing Powder - when dried I used my heat gun.
The scroll on the bottom right is Transparent Gloss Gel and Glamour Dust - when dried I gently dabbed color on with my copics.

I have also used Viva Decor Glitter Liner using the same process (except for the Glamour Dust).  It can be thicker, depending on how you apply it.  Experiment with different products and see what you like.
I was not happy with the results when I used the Pearl Pen.  It flattened out and when I tried to peel it off, it crumbled.  If you try the Pearl Pen and have good results, please let me know!  I've also heard that the Paper Pen is not recommended for this technique.  That really makes me sad 'cuz you know how much I love my Paper Pens : )

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Have a fabulous week ♥

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pink & Bling!!!

Another quick post...

This should have been up for yesterday's Paper Romance Challenge.  I wanted to wait another day so that it could have it's 'own' day and not share with another card!

Pink & Bling!  That's the current challenge at Paper Romance.  I adore pink ♥ and of course y'all know how much I LOVE bling!!!  I just happen to be hosting this week at the PR Challenge Blog, so let's see what you've got!

Here's my inspiration for ya...

Sweet huh?  This image is called Sweet Savior and you can purchase it Here.  Colored with copics... The lamb is blinged up with Glamour Dust; the star with Stardust Stickles.  Pearls are Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White and Rose Paper Pen.  Sweet and simple : )

 I even managed to get in some sewing, yippee!!!

Challenges Entered:
Cupcake Craft - Lace
My Time to Craft - Farm Fever!
Papertake Weekly - Something New (New Baby)
Pixie Dust Studio - Pretty in Pink

Thank you for stopping by!!!

See you soon friends : )

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Try It Out Thursday Goes Nuts!

I am soooo thankful... the weather today has actually been somewhat cool.  I am sitting in front of my computer as the breeze gently blows - or is it the fan? LOL!!!  Anyway, I am positive that our P G & E bill has to be lower (we've only turned on the air conditioner maybe 3 or 4 times).  I would like to turn it on everyday, but someone in my household has decided we didn't need it 'cuz of finances... hmmmph!  Bah humbug I say! hee hee...  At least I can still craft while sweating lol!

Here's another cutie from Victoria Case for SCACD Aurora 2 Collection - Nuts for You, The Sequel.

She's of course colored with copics...  Greens: G28 G24 G21 G20; Browns: E35 E34 E33 E31 E30; Hair: E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin: E11 E21 E00.

Gotta love that BLING!!!  Viva Decor Glitter Liner covers her hat, belt and shoes.  Isn't the squirrel adorable?  Makes me want to pinch it's little cheeks lol!  These outfits for Aurora are really so much fun to color.  I know I've said that before, but it's true!  Each one I color turns out to be my 'favorite.'  Do you do that too?  So many stamps, so little time...

The DP I chose for this card is from 7 gypsies, avignon.  It just happens to be on SALE right now!  Cute, huh?  I used a scrap of the same dp to make the flower.  I punched out 3 scalloped circles, crumpled them up and then put a decorative brad in the center.  So easy to make matching flowers for all your cards!  Are you wondering about the scrolls?  This is another one of my experiments : )  I used Transparent Gloss Gel Pen and sprinkled Toffee Flower Soft on top.

Pearl accents were made with Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White.  Small flowers, pin and ribbon from my stash...

Challenges TBA:
Creative Inspirations - Recycle (flower)
My Time to Craft - Farm Fever!
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girlie

I'm hoping to have the tutorials up soon to show you how I made the scrolls...

Don't forget my candy Here.  Ends August 31.

Thanks for looking!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two New Techniques!

Hello friends!  Thank you for all the wonderful birthday greetings... they sure did make my day : )  I've been spoiled the last few days!  It began with my oldest son taking me (and hubby and younger son) to Esmeralda's for lunch.  I love Mexican food - it did not disappoint!  The next day, my sweet friend took me to lunch at Marie Callendar's where they have the 'best salad in the world!'  But you know what I found out?  The 'best salad in the world' was replaced by another 'best salad in the world!'  It was similar to the first, but even better - yummy!  I also had my first sour apple martini.  M-m-good!  That night, my DH took me to Mimi's Cafe where they have the 'best carrot raisin muffins in the world!' hee hee...  The following morning, my sister and mom took me to... Mimi's Cafe (yes, again!!!) where I had more carrot raisin muffins and a very delish Cheddar Broccoli Quiche.  Oh the calories...   We saw Toy Story 3 - very cute movie : ) - had to have frozen yogurt at Yogofina.  Do you have something similar in your area?  They have great frozen yogurt, but the toppings are out of this world!  I had Snickers, brownie, granola, strawberries and blueberries.  It was fa-nominal!!! After that, we were thirsty, so we headed over to Starbucks!!!  We sat and talked and sipped our drinks...  They had to roll me out the door LOL!

So now I'm not only spoiled, but I've probably gained about 10 pounds!  Oh well... I keep thinking that when I lose the extra baggage that has somehow found it's way on my body, it'll be a good testimony of how following First Place 4 Health has helped me get slim and trim - yaaaaahooooo!  The first class starts on September 22.  I can't wait...but I can hee hee!

If you're still with me, I'd like to show you my card and a new technique I used!

This stamp is from Victoria Case for SCACD - Aurora 2 Collection, 'Walk in the Park.'  I have fallen in love with this collection!  Her outfits are so much FUN to color : )

She's colored with copics...  Pinks: RV34 RV32 RV10 RV00 RV000; Greens: G28 G24 G21 G20; Hair: E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin:  E11 E21 E00 R20.  For LOTS of bling, I used Viva Decor Glitter Liner.  After I colored the image, I applied the glitter liner on her hat, belt and shoes.  Do you like the bling-y scrolls?  I hope to have a tutorial soon to show you how I made them!  Although you can certainly 'draw' them directly onto your project, I chose to create them first and then glued them down once I found a pleasing design.  I also found a way to incorporate my fave Rose Paper Pen, of course hee hee!

DP is Memory Box, Gossamer (LOVE this paper!!!).  Circle and Scalloped Circle die cuts are from my nesties.  Behind the scalloped circle, I've layered a punched border using MS Optic Dot corner punch.  I played with the punch until I made something I liked!  Corner punches are no longer just for corners!

The larger, funky looking flower is one that I made.  Another first!  I used scrap dp from a previous card.  I hope to do another tutorial on how I made this oh so easy flower!  You can make flowers to match all your projects.  How cool is that?  All of the flowers received a very healthy spritz or two of Iridescent Pearl Maya Mist and then edged with Stardust Stickles.  Oh so sparkly!

Challenges Entered:
One Stop Craft - Summer Fun
Creative Inspirations - Recycle (flower)
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girlie

You'll want to check back soon for another new technique I've discovered...  It will be revealed for the next Try It Out *T*...

New Product Alert!!!

Now on Sale!
Select Prima and Petaloo Flowers

Thanks for stopping by to see me : )  I hope you have a fabulous week!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

Friday, August 6, 2010

Feeling Punchy Candy


I did a silly thing the other day...  I just HAD to have a MS doily lace punch.  I couldn't get it out of my mind!  So what did I do?  I bought one!  I was so happy and opened it up to use it... then I spied the twin.  Oh my goodness, I can't believe I already had one LOL!  Why do I need two of the same punches?  Duh!!!

I could have brought it back to the store, but the package had already been opened... so... I'm offering it to one of you, my lovely friends : )

I'd like you to celebrate with me today.  It's my birthday!!!  I am also celebrating my 3rd year of being free from breast cancer!  Glory to God!!!

To enter my Feeling Punchy Candy:
  • Please leave a comment with your favorite inspirational thought or Scripture verse!
That's it ♥  I will choose a winner on August 31.

Thanks for playing!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~

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