I'm not a bird fan but I love Cardinals, especially if I'm lucky enough to see one on a snowy winter day, I feel that I have been blessed to see such a beautiful sight.
This is another gorgeous image by Glitterbabe, (Badge to the right) I love working with her images, they are whimsical and impressive.
Colored with my Copics, I added Crystal Stickles to the pine needles and tip of tail for glitter and sparkle. I used my Memory Box die, Snowflake Corner, to create my edging, Paper is from Basic Grey, Jovial, all else from my stash.
Challenges: Paper Sundaes: Toppings: Stitching, die cuts, red
My daughter has been iceskating since she was 4 years old. I love every minute watching her skate and perform. She has two International Gold Metals from Theater on Ice, I think those are her most cherished possessions.
Now she skates on the Syncho Team at U of I in Champaign. Once November hits we start hitting the road to watch her in competition. Tomorrow we are heading off to Michigan.
This is her Christmas card, when I saw this image at Glitterbabe, "Ice Dancing" I immediately thought of my daughter when she was little and knew I had to have it.
I colored the image with Copics, added liquid applique for the fur and Stickles for the snow and fur trim. Swiss Dot embossing folder, and my edging is from Memory Box, Frostyville Border.
I love Vintage, and Vintage Christmas is even better. When I think of Vintage I think of deep, muted greens, cranberry, pearls and doves. (Not to mention Tim Holtz).
This beautiful digi is by Stef at Gliterbabes, (Badge to the right). It was a Freebie since she made 200 followers at CDAC. Congrats Stef!!!!! It is called Fun Dove. I created this tag with the New Seasonal Inks by Tim Holtz. I then took his tissue paper, sprayed it with Peppermint Stick and Mel's Diner Glimmer mist. Once dried I crumble the paper to make it look more vintage. The dove was done with Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Rock Candy, once dried I added Diamond stickles, with a touch of Black Soot distressing.
My ribbon is seam binding that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, same colors to match my paper, then I crumbled it up in a ball, once dried I now have my wrinkle ribbon. stamps are "Vintage Christmas". Pearls are from stash, and so is the fine fern that I added over my Olive Branch. I love it!!!!!
Finally had some free time to play. Or should I say I needed a birthday card in a hurry!!
Love this digi by Sew Many Cards, its from the CDAC Progressive Challenge, stop by... badge to the right. Colored with Copics, Diamond Stickles for my "Sparkle" all else from stash, inside reads.. Hope you have a Honey of a Day"
I don't think I ever did a white on white card, my favorite combo is black but this turned out really well. I LOVE! my Memory Box dies. this is the Catalina Wreath. My greatest frustration is that in my area they are so hard to find, and once found thy sell out so quickly.
This entire card was made with my Solar White Cardstock, I used my swiss dot embossing folder, and corner rounder. The digi is by Nina at Paper Cupcakes, (Badge to the right) Its called Wildflower Bouquet. Both of the ribbons were colored with my Copics and I added Diamond Stickles to the flower centers. Button from stash.
Beautiful Christmas Card, and the digi is by Glitterbabe, (Badge to the right) I have been blessed to be part of her DT and I am having so much fun creating cards with her BEAUTIFUL images. Check her blog out, its fantastic!!!
Not alot of time to play this weekend. I was down at U of I for my daughter iceskating banquet and then her first competition. Sadly my exchange student is leaving us this Thursday to go back to Germany, so we are trying to squeeze in as my Chicago activities as we can. Marc is great, I will truly miss him.
The challenge at Paper sundaes is to make a rectangle card.
All papers are by DCWV, Mariposa, I angled the card with a MS punch, Arches, Tim Holtz "Black Soot" for distressing, Gold pen for my star with Rock Candy and Diamond Stickles for Shine.
We have an exchange student from Germany visiting us. It is so much fun and he is WONDERFUL!!! Today was a quite day, we have been running around like crazy all week. He just wanted to relax today so I got to play.
I love love love this Fall image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight, (Badge to the right) Its part of her progressive challenge. I colored it with Copics, used Tim Holtz inks for distressing and made a pocket card with my Cricut. Pretty easy, next time I think Ill cut out little hearts as falling leaves. That would be cute.
I created this card for my daughter's Halloween gift. I've been sick so her package just got into the mail hopefully shell get it in time. Lots of goodies including Apple donuts, YUM!!
This digi is from Glitterbabe, (Badge to the right) she has some great Halloween images, my favorite is The Cat on The Broom, its awesome.
I colored the image with Copics, used Tim Holtz Soot for the distressing. All papers are by Authentiqe, their new Halloween line. I made my own card pattern by taking a 12x12 paper, cutting it in half and just folding, then added layers. I used Tim Holtz Rock Candy on the Moon for shimmer, bling on the hat, my bats and stars also shimmer, their from Michaels.
Entering card in Paper Sundaes: Sundae Bar Favorite Toppings: Black, distress, shine
I must admit that I am DEADLY afraid of spiders. Even the fake ones scare me to death. This spider is from MarthaStewart, and my husband had to peel its legs off the acetate because it creeped me out!
I love making Halloween cards, and when I saw this image by Daisy Doodles I thought of a giant web. I embossed the background web with my Sizzix embossing folder and added Tim Holtz Weathered Wood. the inside web is cut from my Quickuts die, the baby spiders are from Michaels.
I just love this dig from Glitterbabe, (Badge to right) Its Big Butt and comes with a great saying as well.
I made this card for My BFF birthday, we've been friends since HS Algebra class, The inside reads, "Aged to Perfection" Happy Birthday.
I used my Copics to color, liquid pearls on the buttons and stickles on the bonnet and bracelet. I made my own ribbon with seam binding and tattered angles, then crinkled it until it dried. All dies are from Tim Holtz, i cut 3 butterflies and layered them to add some dimension. The dig is hand cut the popped up. Best Buddies was added as my tag/sentiment.
Created for Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog: Friendship with a photo inspiration (Badge to the right)
As a combined family we did a huge family picnic in the early Fall, one last chance for our kids to get together and enjoy the beautiful weather. Its hard to believe that these cute kids are now in college or almost there.
I love this image from Faith at D2D, Badge on left. It made me remember all those good fall days of kids playing in the autumn sun and playing with the falling leaves, not to mention pumpkins and apples.
Colored with copics, words cut with my Gypsy. all else from my never ending pile of stash.
D2D progressive challenge: Pumpkins
Digital Tuesday: Fall colors (digitaltuesdaychallengesblogspot.com)
Stamps R Us: #115, Autumn/Fall (stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com)
This image is gorgeous and can be used for so many ideas! I just saw Halloween card made from it, thats my next attempt.
The image is by Daisy Doodles, its part of the Crafters Digital Art Progressive Challenge.
My card was cut with my Cricut, I covered the card with black lace that I purchased at a Scrapfest show this summer. My flower is cut with the Tim Holtz die, tattered flowers, I layered the lace with white crepe paper and added bling.
created for: CDCAPC4, Paper Sundaes: Favorite Color combo, (black and white with a touch of color) and Perfect Sentiments: Lacy Sympathy
Gotta love this cute dig from Stef at Glitterbabe, (http://glitterbabegreetings.blogspot.com/) Its Your So Mice, Check her blog today for 3 great new releases, her couch is awesome!!
Card created for Glitterbabe New release day
Paper sundaes, Layers Challenge
Simon Says: Bling, Shimmer.
Basic Grey: fairy Tales, (The City Mouse, The Country Mouse)
Colored with Copics, I used a dark brown pencil and a white gel pen for the fur. All DP is by Basic Grey. The rosette was cut with the Tim Holtz die, center of the rosette is canvas, embossed with a Tim Holtz folder and then distressed with Wild Honey. Card was cut out with Nestabilities, dry embossed with wild Honey and misted with Perfect Pearls. I then added bling for the eyes, center flower and stickles on the flower itself.
Happy October. As we all know October is breast Cancer awareness month. Im always touched when I see the support and love that comes with this month and the symbol of a pink ribbon. We really need to keep the awareness and support going all year long.
As a nurse I see first hand the devastation this illness causes. We need to be aware of all the colors of ribbon out there for all the types of CANCER. We need to solve this puzzle before it touches our children, grandchildren etc.
Thanks to Stef at Glitterbabe for this freebie digi. There is an awesome Link for Pink challenge that is being sponsored by Touched by a Butterfly, see the Link for Pink badge and join the support.
My aunt was diagnosed with Br CA about 10 months ago. I made this bookmark for her to celebrate her victory.
Tag is from acetate, embossed with my Sizzix Swiss Dots folder. colored with Copics and Stickles to make the ribbon shine.
Im taking an online class at Inspiration Station, it is AMAZING!! I wish I had time(and money) to play with all the new techniques we are learning. This card is made by using traditional resist on glossy paper, and Tim Holtz Peeled Paint distress ink. I then colored my cardstock to match the heart. DP and ribbon from stash.
aside from learning new techniques this class teaches you how to use your basic supplies that are hidden away and forgotten about.
This is a layout that I created for my daughter. she was eleven at the time and took a self portrait. She's away at college and I really miss her, so to fill my time I work on her old photos and remember how blessed I am to have her in my life.
My journaling is hidden beneath photo, it actually opens like a book. I have a quote on the "Precious daughter"and then I wrote her my personal thoughts on how lucky I am to have her.
2 Challenges:Paper Sundaes: Felt, (Flowers)
Magical Mondays at Paper Cupcakes: Someone Special
I wanted to do something special with the dig by Faith at D2D, (Badge to blog on right). Its Happiness Blooms and it is part of her progressive challenge. I love black and white and on cards I think it gives them an eloquent look. everything was from my stash, DP is by 7 Gypsies and square bling was purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I must admit that summer is my favorite season, but I do appreciate the cooler weather of fall and I love the beautiful colors.
This beautiful digi is by Faith at D2D, blog to the right. Its part of her progressive challenge. I thought I would pay with this card and I made my own ribbon to match my sunflowers and my paper. I used silk seam binding and my glimmer mist, then crinckled the ribbon until it dried. I love the effect. I have seen may crafters use this but I was afraid to try, its easy and I love the result, image colored with Copics, leaves were cut with my circuit, all else from stash.
D2D Progressive Challenge
Simon says Challenge: Song, My song is Sunflower by Glenn Campbell
This cute image is another design by Faith at D2D. I colored the dig with coppices and used liquid applique for my frosting then ALOT of stickles. Pink bling for my sprinkle. Die cut with Nestabilities. The ribbon is the paper ribbon from Basic Grey, Life is a party. I used the Martha Stewart Cupcake punch for my card edge. Flower is from stash, and the stamps are from Hero arts. Cute B-day card for my niece who is 8!
I love the freebie image by Faith at D2D, (Badge to blog on right). Its called Falloween and its part of her progressive challenge.
I colored the cat with Copics, distressed the background with Tim Holtz, stains. Added gold stickles to the star and charms. I added Diamond glaze to the cats nose to make it shine. My star bling is from Michaels. The potion bottle is by Martha stewart, her Halloween line. And my glittery DP is from Cloud 9
Also created for Delightful Challenges at digital delights by Louby Lou theme: Halloween
When I saw the Basic Grey Life of the Party Line I fell in Love. I bought almost everything from paper, paper ribbon, and most of the embellishments. This is a wonderful line which can be used for almost any celebration.
I created this layout to celebrate my twins 17th Birthday. All paper, paper ribbon and embellishments are from BG, Life of the Party. I used my Cricut, Don Juan for the numbers and my EK party punch for the presents. The flags on the banner are from my Hero Arts stamp.
I always send my daughter a card to wish her well at school and remind her how much I love her and miss her. She is in her 4th year at U of I studying Actuarial Sciences. I always tease her and call her a math geek, so when I saw this image I knew his would be her card.
I love this image! Its a freebie from Jodi at Bugaboo!!! Thank you! Its part of her Calendar Girls series, all the images are must haves. Im having trouble choosing the ones to purchase.
Colored with Copics, my paper is from my stash. I hand made the number embellishments and pop dotted them up. The flower is from Maya Road.
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Wow! I haven't made a card in so long I got kicked out of my account and naturally I couldn't remember my passwords. Then this word verification thing..... who thought of that .....
Anyway, I cant believe summer is gone, I sent two of my kids off to college this weekend and I am bored and lonely. I was going to clean my scraproom but that didn't happen.
I went to the ScrapExpo this past weekend, spent way too much money but I got lots of goodies, so instead of cleaning I played.
This card was created with copics, red stickles, liquid applique on the cuffs of the boots and mittens. I used my new Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles. My paper is from Basic Grey, Hello Luscious. Card stock is Bazzel from my stash. Snowflake was cut with Martha Stewart die. Buttons and twine are from my stash.
Simon Says..anything Goes
Paper Sundaes...My topping are green, twine, and buttons
Basic Grey...Anything goes
Card Ideas Challenge by the design team of D2D... Anything
Spring has teased us for a bit and now we are back to cold, damp, miserable weather. We actually had snow on the ground on Monday! Depressing.
Anyway this Digi by Faith at D2D, Ladybug Balancing Act is pretty Springy so I can hope..... Colored with Copics, I finally got my new Spring colors in, they are gorgeous. My texture was actually created by running my paper thru my crimper. I haven't used this tool in awhile, I love the effect. I then dry embossed the digi edges with Tim Holtz "Pumic" ink. My bottom ribbon is actually eyelet fabric with yellow gingham ribbon added to the center. My DP is by Basic Grey, Green at Heart. Sketch is from Deedee's Happy Monday challenge.
I love this image by Faith at D2D, see badge to the right. Its part of her progressive challenge, go to her site and check it out. Beautiful Digis! Colored with Copics and my lacy rose ribbon is from Michaels
I love this image By Nina at PaperCupcakes, "Cute as a Bunny" This will make a great Easter Card. I played with this digi to enter it into her weekly Challenge: this weeks is a color challenge, Pink, Green, Yellow
Happy Butterfly Day!!!! OK I know there is no special day for Butterflies, but there should be, they are beautiful, a sure sign of summer and sadly this gift from nature only has a lifespan of about one month. Last week Card Ideas Blog, by the designers of D2D had a Create Your Holiday Challenge , I missed the deadline for my butterfly card so I created this card for the Dotty Challenge, and used my butterflies. This gorgeous image by Faith at Designed2Delight, Spotty Dotty Watering Can fit my dotty theme very well. My sketch is from Simon Says Challenge, (All blogs to the right)
I love it when I can do two things at one time!!!! Plus use up old stash! When I saw this digi by Deedee I knew I would use it on a layout for my youngest twin. Growing up he loved clowns, and at the age of 17 he still thinks they are pretty cool. Both of my twins had stuffed clowns when they were babies. My youngest twin called his "Clownie" and took it everywhere, when his Clownie was no longer functional he took his brothers which was almost new.
This is the only photo I have where all 4 of my children are genuinely smiling. I thought this digi set was perfect for this photo layout. Now to find something for my other three so maybe I could get 4 old photos put away....
Challenges: Deedee's Happy Monday--Create Something for a Child
This is Rest UP digi by Deedee. This puppy is so cute. I purchased some new Copic Markers and couldn't wait to play with the new colors. The sketch is from Deedee's also but I rotated it, my tag is a pull out and the inside states, Rest Up, have a relaxing day.
My DP is by Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses and Euphoria Luster. I recycled the black lace from an old summer top and the button is from one of my moms sweaters.
I really had fun with this challenge. I rarely decorate the inside of my cards, but this new toy by Inky Antics will have me decorating every inside of a card. I love the surprise pop up effect.
Isn't this digi great!!! I adore chocolate and Starbucks and if I binge I wonder why I cant lose weight! Donuts by Glitterbabe, how appropriate for this challenge. Colored with copics, and with Glitterbabe Digis you can never add enough glitter! I use red, pink and diamond stickles. Dry embossing was by my CuttleBug Dots folder, ribbon and button along with paper from stash.
Challenge: Deedee's Happy Monday: Its the Inside that Counts
Cute Angle Caroline, Beautiful image by Faith at Designed 2 Delight (Badge on right) Very CAS yet really a pretty card!!! Colored with Copics, lots of stickles on the wings, ribbon bow from Joylees, Created for The Progressive challenge at D2D and Paper Sundaes CAS
I love this sketch by Nina at Paper Cupcakes, see badge on right. This digi is Party Cake, I love my new paper, its Abbey Road. I added a touch of pink stickles on the bow, the rest is just CAS. Created for PaperCupcakes Monday Challenge: sketch
This beautiful digi is "Leap of Faith" by Deedee. (See badge to right) I created this card for a baby shower for one of my co-workers. Shes had a difficult pregnancy so I thought this sediment was perfect for the arrival of her daughter. Colored with copics, I used my Soufle pen to add the raised dots on the balloon. Papers were embossed with Cuttlebug Circle folder. All else from my stash. The bow is from Joylees. The sketch is from Teddy Stampers, challenge blog.
Two challenges: Deedee's Happy Monday Challenge:m Pastels
This is truly a "recycled card" The image is lucky Bird by Designed2Delight, its part of Faiths progressive challenge. The DP is recycled from a scrapbook layout that my daughter tore apart when she found paper that she liked better. My ribbon has merry christmas on the shiney side but since the ribbon is so old and never used I flipped it, it matches the card perfectly. The button is from an old sweater that my mom had. The handmade flower is from a make and take from Archivers. Colored with Copics and I used diamond glaze to make the rain boots!
Wow I actually made an Easel card! I love the Easel look but always thought they were difficult. They are beautiful and SO EASY!!!! I got the directions from Split Coast Stampers. This beautiful sketch is from the Basic Grey Challenge and the lovely digi is from Deedee's Digis, "Friends are Flowers". I colored the digi with Copics, used Tim Holtz Pumic ink for my distressing. My DP is from Basic Grey, Stella Ruby and Buttercup from Oh Baby. The lace, bling and metal heart are from stash. The digi was cut and then popped up with pop dots, so was the sentiment.
Simon Says: Recipe, 2 Patterned papers, 3 embellishments
I love the Kaela images by Faith at Designed2Delight, when I saw this digi I knew I had to have the entire set, and if your a part of the progressive challenges you can purchase this set for a special deal.
Colored with Copics, tag was cut from Sizzix die, flower is by Prima, all else stash. Following challenges: Designed2Delight Progressive Challenge (Badge to Right)
Paper Sundaes: Pick Your Toppings: I used flower, pink, and distressing with Tim Holtz Tea ink.
Oh La La: Someone Special: Card created for nieces birthday
This cute digi is by Faith at Designed2Delight. I love playing with her progressive challenge, you never know what type of card you'll create but all of her images are precious! This one, is a double, Kittens Big Heart. Colored with Copics and LOTS of stickles on the bow. My heart paper is also digital, freebie from the web. Black ribbon and red button from Archivers
3 Challenges: Progressive Challenge at Designed2Delight (Badge on right)
Paper Sundaes: Use two or more digital images, Paper, Cat, Heart
The groundhog may not have seen his shadow, but it would be VERY difficult to tell anyone in Chicago that we will have an early spring. We just had our 3rd worse snowstorm ever, I live in the NW suburbs so I only got 17 inches of snow and only had 4 ft drifts, other areas received 20 inches plus. Now we are having dangerous temperatures below zero, with windchills in the negative teens or twenties.
The positive side is that it is beautiful outside, we all had a family day off, once my sons dug us out they had a blast outside, my husband was riding his snowmobile everywhere since all streets were closed until mid afternoon. I stayed in and scrapbooked all day. But I'm so ready for spring!
This image is perfect for today, For the Birds Snowman is by faith at Designed2Delight, (Badge on right) Colored with my Copics, I used liquid applique for my fur and aded lots of stickles. I made my flower with the new McGill flower punches, so easy and fun. I made some roses also since I was playing today
Challenges: Designed to Delight: Progressive Challenge
Im Yours Valentine... I love Martha Stewarts new Valentine line, the papers are beautiful! Image is SEW HAPPY Cocoa by Sweet N Sassy, colored with Copics, I used Diamond Glaze in the needle and thimble to make then shine, Gray Pearls are also from Martha Stewart. Flowers are from Making Memories, heart button is from Vintage Valentine Buttons, bought at Archivers, ribbon from stash... I love the burgundy and gray color combo....My mom loves to sew, I think this will be her Valentine Card! challenges: Simon Says: Animal Antics Crazy for Cocoa: Buttons Paper Cupcakes: flowers,ribon, buttons Paper Sundaes: Valentines
I am so excited, I made a Joy fold Card!! Alot easier then it looks and alot of fun to make. This cute digi is by Faith at Designed 2 Delight (see badge on right) This digi is Bears Big Gift, isnt he cute, I love the rain boots, I added Diamond Glaze to them and they really look like shinny rain boots. This card has alot of dimension, the dots on the gift are made with my Souffle pens, image is raised by pop dots, flowers are from Prima. My paper is from Basic Gray, Euphoria-Luster, Oh Baby-Buttercup, Two Scoops-Sprinkles.