Friday, October 28, 2011

New Stamps are Here!!!

It's finally Friday and we're chugging along like the little train that could!  I think I can... I think I can...  However, there is one thing that I would change:  I KNOW I can... I KNOW I can!!!  Why?  Because Jesus says that ALL things are possible for those who believe - and that we can do ALL things through Him as He gives us strength whoooo hoooooo!!!

Now for those of you who are fans of Victoria Case for SCACD, you are in for a real treat!!!  Even if you've never heard of her or seen her fabulous artistry, you'll enjoy today's ride for sure!

So... if you've stumbled upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning of the hop, you'll want to head over to Elaine's Blog where you will be 'wow-ed!'  If you've already been traveling along with us, you should have come here from Melanie's blog where you've feasted your eyes on some of the best coloring around!!!

I'm so excited that I finally get to show you what I've been working on!  This first image is called Wishes Do Come True by Victoria Case for SCACD.  I instantly thought of her being in a bottle, so I searched high and low for both paper and a glass container.  This is what I came up with...

Here's a little gift idea : )  The peanut M&M's are yummy cuz I tasted 'em while I picked out just the green and blue ones LOL!

Wishes Do Come True is stamped with Memento Ink, colored with copics:  Hair - E35 E34 YR21 YR20; Skin - E11 E21 E00 R20; Blues - B26 B23 B21 B000; Greens - G99 G94 G82 G40.

To make the jar look like glass, I recycled a piece of clear acetate from the packaging that a set of stamps came in.  If the jar was smaller, I would have used Diamond Glaze!

I LOVE the look of beads, so I made some jar 'charms.'  I also LOVE pearls and all things sparkly, so I've added some to the bow, the knob on the lid and as a corner embellishment on the card : )  Check out similar products HERE.

Yes... I actually did the inside - I know... mark your calendars on this momentous occasion hee hee.  Since the image is called Wishes Do Come True, I thought having a gift card holder would be appropriate!

Challenges Entered:  Party Time Tuesdays, By the Cute and Girly, Top Tip Tuesday,  Die Cut Dreams, Sir Stampalot, Bearly-Mine, Inky Impressions, Simon Says,  The Paper Shelter, Crafty Ribbons - Bingo (Handmade embellishments, ribbon, gems) Paper Playtime

...For my second project, I wanted to do 'quick and easy' with a little bit of a punch!
Here's my version of Happy Town by Victoria Case for SCACD.

Although I haven't baked them yet... the inside of this box will hold 4 yummy cupcakes!!!  Can you taste the moist, delicious, melt in your mouth (chocolate, white or yellow) cake with (chocolate or vanilla) frosting piled high???  YUM!

The easy peasy card to match!  Again, I stamped with Black Memento Ink and colored with copics:  B95 B93 B91 B00 B000; R29 R27 R24 R22 R21; G28 G24 G21 G40; E18 E17 E15 E13 E11 E00; YR24 Y17 Y15 Y13 Y11.  For some glorious shimmer, I've painted on a few coats of Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Ultrafine Glitter Paint!  The sentiment is computer generated.

(Challenges entered will be announced shortly)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
By the Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
Bling it On - No patterned paper (card only)
Bunny Zoe's - Lace It Up
Sir Stampalot - Food Glorious Food
Bearly-Mine - Anything But a Card
Creative Craft - Fancy Edges
Tuesday Throwdown - Primary Colors
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Less is More - Polka Dots
One Stop Craft - No Designer Paper

Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit and for any comments you may leave.  There's more FUN to come... your next stop is Colleen.  You will LOVE what she's come up with!
Classic Retro's and Street View's can be found * HERE * and for our International friends, you can find them at Quixotic Paperie * HERE *
Have you entered to win my HOLIDAY CELEBRATION CANDY?  Ends November 15!
May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Last Day for Candy & Sneak Peek Day Three

Today is the LAST DAY to enter SCACD Blog Candy!

...and the final Sneak Peek Designer is

* Kim *

She has a super fun sneak peek of the new Victoria Case for SCACD Street View ~ Happy Town : D.  Don't miss it!!!

See ya tomorrow with my NEW RELEASE projects.  They are FUN!!!

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sneak Peek, New Products & Candy!!!

Only two more days until the big reveal : )  Are you getting excited?  I have not one but two projects to show you soooooon!  I've been having a ton of fun working behind the scenes getting ready for the New Release.  Remember to mark your calendars for Friday, October 28!!!

Today's Sneak Peek and oh-so-talented Spotlight Designer is... Melanie.  You don't want to miss her amazing work!

* * *Don't forget to enter to WIN some yummy SCACD candy * * * 
*HERE* and *HERE*

New Product Alert!!!

Dawn's Stamps - Adorable stamps & some are holiday so scoop em up!!!
Memory Box & PoppyStamps Dies - These are Fab!!!
New Paper Pads 6" x 6" - including NEW Authentique (36 sheets), Bo Bunny, The Paper Loft and Teresa Collins
Make It Crafty's - Holiday Elfs and Holiday Chipboard
Goosebumps Shimmering Texture Spray

Have a wonderful day!!!

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sneak Peak & Candy Alert!!!

Today starts a week of fun at SCACD!! We have a NEW RELEASE by the talented Victoria Case for SCACD coming on Friday, October 28th so mark your calendars!!

Starting today there will be a sneak peek on the store blog, Follow Your Heart, each day along with blog candy!! So be sure to check it out!!!

There are 2 fabulous new collections from Victoria Case for SCACD being released~ Street Views-which has 4 stamps and a 1 free image and sentiment  only when you buy the set and Classic Retro Crew-which also has 4 stamps and 1 free image and sentiment only when you buy the set! Both are amazing and I know you’ll love them!

We are sharing sneak peeks of the Street View’s but you know you’ll want to hop along with us on Friday to see the one Street View not shown during sneak peeks and also to see the Classic Retro Crew!

Today Danni is showing the super fun Fairy Hollow Street View! Be sure to check out her fabulous creation!!!

See ya tomorrow with more Sneak Peek designer news : )

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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Halloween Cutie!

Second Post - *Scroll down for Fairy Fun Fridays*

Whew!!!  With this post, I've finally caught up on my late cards...  Now to finish up the two projects I'm working on so they aren't late!

My son was sick yesterday :(  It was the icky puking kind of sick... even my dog threw up!  I'm just trying to keep my distance from it all.  On the bright side, I only had to toss a couple of frozen dinners in the microwave for hubby and me - cooking complete lol!  Awww... I do pray that my son is well soon ♥  I love you Matt!!!

Do you enjoy Halloween?  As a kid, I used to dress up and walk blocks and blocks scoring all kinds of candy.  We'd bring grocery bags home FULL of candy!  Times sure have changed...  It's hard to trust people anymore which is very very sad :(  BUT today's card is a cutie for sure!

Below is Mummy Bear by Di's Digi Downloads.  I've created this card for the Halloween Challenge at Di's DigiDesigns Challenges.  You'll find lots of great inspiration from the DT... and take a look who's sponsoring us this week!

Joanna Sheen is offering a $10 voucher to her shop as prize:)

Wow!!!  Thanks Joanna!

...and now... Mummy Bear and Garden Fence : )

I've cut out both of these fabulous images which are adhered to Doodles Dots dp by Pink Petticoat (LOVE their digi paper which comes in a ton of colors!!!).

Here's the li'l cutie pie all ready for Halloween : )  He's popped up with foam dimensionals.

Challenges Entered:
Hooked on Craft - Something spooky
ABC - B is for Boo
Divas by Design - Something Spooky
Stampavie & More - Halloween
2 Sisters Challenge - Pumpkin Patch
Allsorts - Halloween
Sweet Stampin' - Trick or Treat

That's it...  Short and sweet!  So get your creative minds working and join in the fun at Di's DigiDesigns Challenge... see ya there!

If you missed my CANDY post, you can find it *HERE*

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

You're Sweet!

Hey... just me again with another late card!  I can't seem to get caught up!  I'm workin' workin' workin' on it though...

My card today is for Fairy Fun Fridays.  The challenge this week is to use wet (heat) embossing.  How fun!!!  Can you guess where the embossing is???

This is the adorable Gilly's Bike digi by the very talented Roberta at Prairie Fairy Designs : ).  She's colored with copics and enhanced with Glamour Dust Ultrafine Glitter Paint (bling that doesn't run with digis!).

I love using Diamond Glaze for lenses on glasses :)  Unlike real glasses, the shine looks great!  The image is die cut with oval and scalloped oval nesties.  The sweet rhinestones can be found HERE.

Peeking from behind the nesties is a die cut using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Two.  I cut it in half so it would fit on either side of the oval and ran my ribbon through!  I've also given it two coats of bling with Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Ultrafine Glitter paint.  Click on the photo to enlarge if you can't see the sparkle!

And now the wet (heat) embossing...  The obvious one is the sentiment.  I stamped 'You're Sweet!' with black pigment ink and covered the area with clear embossing powder.  After tapping off the excess powder, I used my heat tool to emboss.

Handmade DP!!!
The second, less obvious place I've used wet (heat) embossing is the background paper (white bicycles!)  To achieve this look, I stamped the image randomly over my white card stock using VersaMark Dazzle Frost Shimmer Watermark Ink Pad, covering half the paper at a time with clear embossing powder and tapping off the excess and finally, heating the images to emboss!

At this point, the paper and bicycles are still white... so to make the bicycles stand out, I chose to use Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink which I sponged over the entire sheet of paper.  To make sure that no ink remained on the bicycles, I took a paper towel and gently wiped over the surface.  Handmade dp... Done!

I hope that I've encouraged you to get out your embossing powder and heat it up with us at Fairy Fun Fridays : )

Have you entered my Holiday Celebration Candy???  You won't want to miss out on the chance to win some super products from SCACD!!!

Enter *HERE*

Later today I'll have an adorable Halloween card to show you!  Hope to see you then!!!

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

Friday, October 21, 2011

Party Time with Spesch!

Well... I did it again!  I'm LATE posting my card for CLP Sketch Challenge - I'm sorry Chelsea :(  Let's call this a second Midway Reminder for October's Sketch Challenge #41!  Here's Chelsea's fabulous sketch:

...and here's my interpretation using Princess with Balloons by Spesch Designer Stamps!

She's colored with copics and enhanced with my fave digi bling product... Glamour Dust Ultrafine Glitter Paint in Ice Crystal.

A little better view of some balloon bling!

For those of you who have left a comment on my Holiday Celebration Candy (before Mr. Froggy appeared) not to worry...  I will count your comments first, then proceed to the Froggy entries!

Holiday Celebration Candy can be found *HERE*

That's it from me today... I'm working on a couple of projects that you're sure to love, so check back soon : D  Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!

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

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Candy Time and a Treat Box!


Howdy!  This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! (FYI:  CANDY might be hiding in my post today...)

After church today, hubby and I are going to the movies with friends to see Money Ball.  Have you seen it?  What did you think?  The last movie we saw with our friends was The King's Speech which hubby chose.  We all thought it was great!  Hubby chose this time too, so we have high expectations lol!  What movies have you seen lately that you really liked?

When I go to the movies I have to eat popcorn... I like to drink a Coke Icee and once in a while I'll also have candy!  Do you find yourself ordering routine 'comfort foods' when you go to the movies?

Warning:  Today's project includes the CANDY!!!  If you are like me with a sweet tooth, you may want to arm yourself at this point...  On the other hand, if it's not CHOCOLATE, I can usually pass it up lol.

I decided that I needed to color up this sweet image by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD, Pumpkin Patch Peeker.  Can you hear her saying, 'Peek-a-Boo!'?

As usual, I've colored her with copics:  YR16 YR14 YR12; G28 G24 G21 G40; E35 E34 YR21 YR20; E11 E00 R20; E55 E53 E51 E50.  The pumpkin was just screamin' for some Glamour Dust Paint - Ice Crystal, of course!  I think I used 3 coats...

I wanted to do something different with this image, so while I was browsing patterns, I found this cute li'l pumpkin box which fit perfectly!

The inside of the box will hold a very generous handful (and I have big hands!) of Tootsie Roll candies.

The image was die cut and embossed with my oval and scalloped oval nesties.  The GORGEOUS swirls (which I will use A LOT!) were made with Elegant Scrollwork die by Memory Box.  A few rhinestones carefully placed enhances the elegant swirls and finishes off my yummy project!

Pumpkin Treat Box by The Cutting Cafe.

Challenges Entered:

***Holiday Celebration Candy is Here!!!***

I am spilling over with thankfulness to you, my sweet friends!  I find great JOY in giving... so if you are interested in putting these fabulous products to good use -- please enter below.  Included in this giveaway which I purchased from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design are:  *Nestabilities Picot Edge Circle, Echo Park Season's Greetings 6x6 Paper Pad and Holiday Dazzlers by Petaloo!
*Susana is sold out of these!

There are NO RULES for entering, but please be kind enough to follow me because you want to and visit every now and then - not just to win candy...

Holiday Celebration Candy ends November 15 and a winner will be announced shortly after.  Enjoy!!!

Have a wonderful day

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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Let's Go Shopping!

Happy Saturday to you!  I hope that you have a relaxing weekend that's filled with lots of fun and crafting time :D  Tonight I'm attending a wedding.  The dress I wore to the last wedding I went to was the same dress I wore to another wedding two years earlier.  I'll give you one guess to tell me which dress I'm wearing tonight lol!  But here's the question... will it actually fit???  It was pretty tight last time... I'm hoping I'm hoping I'm hoping... I'll let you know how it goes : )

Yesterday I went shopping with my sweet friend, Vickie.  If you need a good friend who makes you laugh, who is always there for you, and is completely trustworthy... you'll want a friend like Vickie.  God has blessed me with her friendship and love in ways that I could only dream of... truly a God-send friend :D  I hope that you have at least one person in your life that you can share your heart with!

I dedicate my card today to you, Vick...  I thank you and love you with all my heart!!! Let's laugh away the pounds again real soon!

This is an adorable digi by Di's Digi Downloads called Shopping Bear.  She's for the Girly Creations Challenge at Digi Designs Challenge Blog.

I've used copics to color her:  V17 V15 V12 V01; B97 B95 B93 B91; E49 E59 E35 E34 E33 E31 E30 R20.  I was pleased to see that the pearls I made using Viva Decor Paper Pen in Lilac was a pretty good match for this card.

She needed some bling, so I gave her dress and some of the shopping bags two coats of Ice Crystal Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Glamour Dust Paint!  It paints on easy and the glitter doesn't get everywhere!!!  AND you can use it on digi's (unlike Stickles which makes the ink bleed and ruins the image cuz it all ends up looking black!).

A single Wild Orchid flower, encased by a decorative rhinestone corner piece gives a bit of an elegant blingy feel : )  The double charms in the lower corner and white tulle were given to me by a sweet crafty friend... Thank you, Tammy - mwah!!!  This card is being reserved for YOU!

I used a punch around the page set by M.S. with dp by My Mind's Eye, A Beautiful Life.  So what do you think?

The challenge begins today at Digi Designs Challenge Blog - yahoooo!  Get in your Girly Creations so we can see your amazing work : )

Thank you to our sponsor this week which is Crafty Boots who is giving a $10 voucher to the winner!!!  Yay!!!

Challenges Entered:
Pile It On - #40 Do it for Fun!
Simon Says - Sparkle and Bling
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Punch/Die Cuts
Totally PaperCrafts - Animals
Allsorts - Bear With Us

Update on Candy - Coming Soon!
Here's a sneak peek of one of the goodies someone will win!!!

No... it's not this actual piece.  The winner will receive something BRAND NEW!

Until our next visit...

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Winner and A Spa Day with Fairy Fun Fridays!

Yay!  It's Friday... and it's time to announce another WINNER!!!  This time, I'm giving away a beautiful Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamp:  Precious Present.  If you've been wanting her and you didn't win this time, you can find her *HERE*

Congratulations to Teresa!!!  
Please email your address and I will send your new stamp to you : D

Because I always wish that I could send something to everyone, I'm already planning my next CANDY!!!  I've listened to your ideas and have come up with something you'll want : )  Check back in a few days to see if there might be another surprise waiting for you!!!

Until then, I have what I call a 'Calgon Take Me Away' card!!!  I sure could use a good soaking... how bout you?  Let's let the stress of the day just melt away... the bubbles!!!  How luxurious!  I want to be her right now lol!

 If you'd like to have your very own Bath 'n' Bubbles Gilly digi, you can find her *HERE*  She's from Prairie Fairy Designs in the Sugar n Spice Collection.  Which reminds me...please join in the FUN starting TODAY with our Sugar n Spice Challenge at Fairy Fun Fridays!

Products used:
Copics - Hair: E25 E35 E34 YR21; Skin: E11 E00 R20; Pinks: RV34 RV11 RV10 RV00; Shading on tub: C0.
DP - My Mind's Eye, Happy Go Lucky (on SALE!)
Viva Decor - Transparent Gloss Gel
DecoArt - Ultrafine Glamour Dust Paint, Ice Crystal
Spellbinders -  Classic Circle; Picot Edge Circle
Memory Box - Elegant Scrollwork die
Crafts-Too - Scrollworks embossing folder

I hope that you'll find time to join in the fun at Fairy Fun Fridays : )  Have a fabulous weekend my friends!!!  I'll see ya soon!

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

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