Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hot Cocoa Anyone?

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Did you have a good weekend?  Mine was a busy one.  The ravioli making was actually very fun.  I'd never made pasta before!  I have a 'pasta' machine for my clay, but I don't think it's the same lol!  Anyway, the Butternut Squash Ravioli turned out YUMMY : D

Now my hubby is sick : (  But the good news is that I don't have to cook lol!  As I write this, it's evening in California.  Just about time for me to fill up my Tinkerbell mug with Starbuck's Hot Cocoa.  Yes, it's true... I've become a hot cocoa snob!  When did that happen?  I used to enjoy Nestle's... *singing* N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestle's makes the very best... chocolate!  If you are young in years, you will not get my song, but those of us who are a bit older will remember : D

I decided that it was time for me to haul out my Cricut and cut out a tag for today's project.  I've used A Cuppa by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  Isn't she darling?  And look... she already has her Starbuck's Hot Cocoa!!!

 I've used my usual... copic markers to color this cutie-pie.  She's accented with Stardust Stickles (my fave Stickles!).  I made the pearls with my Graphite Viva Decor Paper Pen.  I love blue and black together : )

Here's another view to show you how scrumptious the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz is that I sprayed over the entire piece!  I may have overdone it just a tad hee hee...
Here's the Recipe for this oh-so-cute-tag!

Flower and Jewelry:  Hobby Lobby
Stash:  Ribbon, Lace, Cardstock

Important News!
Have you been waiting for my Cricut Blog Candy???  I've decided that the post will go up for that at the same time the Sneak Peeks begin for SCACD - that's tomorrow!!!  So... you'll have a chance to enter to win some Cricut fun here, then I'll direct you to TWO fabulous designer's blogs who will have not only their Sneak Peek, but BLOG CANDY to give away - woot woot!!!  More to come also on Thursday!!! : D

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit me.  I love you more than you know ♥

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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Grace and Peace to You!

Welcome back sweet friends!  I pray that you've been healthy and filled with JOY :D  I am on the Prayer Team at church and there have been soooooo many people in need of special prayer from cancer and other serious illnesses to anxiety and depression...  Jesus says that in this world, we will have trouble... but we are to take heart because He has OVERCOME the world with all it's sickness and disease.  Our sin has been nailed to the cross where we now have PEACE with God - IF we have made the personal decision to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.  I pray that you have : D

Today's card uses Peace by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD from the Odds and Ends Collection.  I've been waiting to use her for someone special and today hubby and I are invited to a special lady's home for dinner.  She's going to show me how to make Butternut Squash Ravioli!  She is the BEST cook ever... but she's gone through so many surgeries for cancer, so I thought Peace was perfect for such a time as this!

She's colored with copics and accented with Stardust Stickles.  Just take a look at those pearls... The large half pearls in the center of the flowers are self stick, but the small pearls in groups of three are Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen.  If you've visited me before, you already know how much I ADORE my Paper Pens lol!  I simply can't live without 'em : D

What do you think of the red lace?  Everything else was in blues, so I wanted a touch of red... I have this awesome lace stamp by Kaisercraft so I can create any color lace I need, isn't that great?  I've stamped it twice here and used a 1/16" hole punch along the edges.  You can find the Lace stamp *Here.*

I finally have my sewing machine out and plugged in, but I wanted to use my Sew Easy Tool so I could hand sew while I watched TV.  The horizontal strip uses the Zig Zag Attachment.  I was actually surprised to find that it wasn't a problem going through two layers of paper (the cs is Bazzil, which is pretty thick!).  You can find the Sew Easy Tool and all the attachments *Here.*  I just ordered an attachment that will allow me to sew "♥love ♥ love" well, similar to that...  How fun!!!  The love attachment is *Here.*

Are you a MEMORY BOX DIE fan?  I've used the Elegant Scrollwork die here.  Susana has lots of different designs in the store.  The only trouble is that peeps keep buying them and when I want one, they are out of stock lol!  These dies are hot sellers, so if you want something, you'd better be quick!

Memory Box Die: Elegant Scrollwork
DP: Memory Box - Brioche
Sewing:  Sew Easy Tool w/straight and zig zag attachments
Crystal:  Swarovski
Stash:  Large self-stick pearls, flowers, ribbon

OK... I'm not sure if I was supposed to have a card featuring masking, but I sure do want to point you to Danni's FABULOUS masking tutorial *HERE.* You will find tons of valuable information!  Thanks Danni, you did a great job!!!  : )

It's been so nice spending a little time visiting some of you... I just wish that I could visit more of you, more often!!!  Well... I hope that my guilty conscience is good news for you, cuz I not only have one Cricut Cartridge, but TWO to give away!!!  They are both as NEW (opened, but never used).  My next post will have photos and a place for you to enter if you wish : D

Have a great weekend!!!  I hope to have one more post before the weekend is over, so check back soon...

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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Spring Fairies are Here!

This is the day the LORD has made... let us rejoice and be glad in it : D

Welcome friends!  Happy Sunday to all of you. Anybody out there a 49er Fan?????  Yahoooo!  What an incredible game yesterday!!!  I am overjoyed at how well they have been playing this year.

I wasn't always a football fan.  Nope.  Anytime there was a game on, you'd find me shopping lol!  While recovering from cancer (almost 5 years ago - yay!) I developed my new interest.  To be honest, it's what my family watched, so I watched.  I decided that I needed to pay attention (or distracted!) and ask questions so I could learn what was going on : D

Not interested in football?  How 'bout some pretty paper, stamps and ribbon?  I can hear some of you saying, "Now your talking!"  You know that Susana always brings in the BEST 'stuff.'  She's been busy behind the scenes preparing some awesome surprises : D

I'm showing an 'oldie' fairy stamp from the Fall Flora Fairies by Carmen Medlin for SCACD, but SCACD Designers are showcasing some fun NEW Spring Flora Fairies today!  You can find the lineup on the Store Blog *Here.* Wanna cut to the chase cuz you KNOW you want them before seeing them? LOL!  You can find all the Spring Flora Fairies *Here*

This is Friendship Rose by Carmen Medlin for SCACD.  Oops... I forgot to stamp the ROSE which comes with her : (  It's FABULOUS though - and my fav!!!

All of the Flora Fairies have an accessory stamp.  Isn't that cool?  If you missed the Fall Flora Fairies, you'll want to see those too : D

Challenges Entered:
Let's Ink It Up - #19 Anything Goes

Candy Coming Soon!!!
CRICUT CARTRIDGE:  Elegant Edges; embossing folders and more ~ WOW!!!

Have a wonderful day!  I'll see ya back here tomorrow with a fun Tag and a great Sassy image!!!

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SCACD Reopens Today/Gift Set!!!

My oh my... has it really been a month since my last post?  It does feel like a lifetime ago!  First thing on my agenda is to wish you...

***Happy New Year!!!***

I hope that you've enjoyed lots of relaxation time and tons of fun with your family and friends!  Me?  Well... I spent the last three weeks laying low and reading a bunch - trying to get over a nasty virus.  It was a doosie!  I sure hope that you've been able to steer clear of it.

One good thing about 'having to lie around and do nothing' is that I became acquainted with my Kindle, which I received a few months ago for my birthday.  I didn't realize what I've been missing!  I LOVE it :D  I love that it's easy on the eyes; that it's light and easy to hold; that 'turning' pages is a breeze... If you love reading, you just might want to put a Kindle on your Wish List!  Right now, I'm reading Halfway to Forever by Karen Kingsbury (Book 3 in the Forever Faithful trilogy).  Have you read any good books lately?  What authors do you enjoy?

To celebrate Susana's REOPENING the store today, I've created a quick and simple gift set.  I'm not sure where I got the box template, but it is a print, cut and assemble project!  I've embellished it with  Diamond Stickles  and Opal Viva Decor Paper Pen.  Now to decide what to put inside for a special someone :D

For the 'matching' card, I decided to use one of the fabulous stamps by Carmen Medlin for SCACD.  Her Caged Heart is from the Reflections Fantasy Collection.

The image is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with copics.  Her dress was given a few coats of Crystal Glamour Dust Paint.  Can you see the sparkle???

Although I've used another die for the bird cage, Susana has an awesome Memory Box die *Here*  If you look closely, you'll see that I've embossed the die cut using Leaves embossing folder by Crafts-Too.  I adore this embossing folder!!!  Did ya notice the pearls on the bird cage and scattered around the card?  I made 'em with my Opal Paper Pen :D  Speaking of paper pens, the Graphite Paper Pen came in handy for the bird's eye...  I don't know what I'd do without my paper pens!!!

And now... Just thought you might like to know that...
Awesome New Products 
are Now Available!!!

I hope that you've enjoyed your visit with me today!  I know that I've missed YOU!!!  Here's to a wonderful 2012 filled with love and friendships ♥  See you soon!

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

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