Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Once Halloween comes and goes I feel Christmas is right around the corner.  Sad, I know, I love November,  I love Thanksgiving and my daughter starts her iceskating competitions in November which I love going to, I'm trying hard to appreciate everyday for what it is.  I guess I just get caught up in the Holiday pressure that is so hard to avoid.

Anyway,  isnt this a cutie!  Freebie from Outlawz.  Cute gift tag for a present for my cousins daughter.  Now to get the gift!

Colored with Copics,  tag is from Tim Holtz, punch is EZ Success,  twine, button and banner from stash.

Diva's by Design: Festive Christmas
Party Time Tuesday: anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday: Anything Goes

Friday, October 26, 2012

I've been down with the flu or some other viral bug so I only have one card to share, but it is a beauty.  Another easy technique that will leave the your friends and family in awe of you and your talent.

Have you tried Faux Patina?  I LOVE IT,  your creations are vintage and so elegant.  and you can create many color combinations,  this is my favorite.

Take any embossing folder,  I used Tim Holtz, and inked it with Soft Suede, Stampin UP, run it through your machine, then I sponged Broken China and Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz) onto card.  Lastly take a dark brown, Early Espresso (Stampin UP) and sponge over.  Don't be afraid to add more of the blue if your card is too dark. Let dry.Then with VersaMark ink pad randomly stamp areas of your card and emboss with gold powder.  
Add your sentiment....  BEAUTIFUL!!!

Celebrate Thanksgiving is by Floppy Latte, badge top left

Its all about Vintage: Make your Background
Do You Stack UP: Embossing
Can You Digi IT: Giving Thanks
Annabelle Stamps: Sketch

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Isn't she cute,  this is Prom Girl from Anne at The Outlawz,  my kids are done with Prom but I thought this would make a cute Bday card for any little princess!  Colored with Copics,  Glitter en on the underside of dress to make it look like a shimmery nylon netting.  Ribbon with flowers is Tim Holtz,  DP is Basic Grey, Blush.  Bling is from stash,  punch is EZ Success.

Challenges:  Outlawz,  Freebie, Wednesday sketch and Thursday Bingo
Basic Grey: Sparkle
Annabelle Stamps: Kids Card

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Another busy week,  Not alot of play time  but  do have one gorgeous card to share with you. 

I really like Fall because of the beautiful, colorful leaves, especially the red ones.  I wish they would keep all year, but I guess I would not appreciate them as much.  Anyway, here in Chicagoland we have had cold, windy rain, so our leaves are mostly on the ground.  But thanks to our artistic Jess and Steph,  Floppy Latte badge to left, I found a way to capture their beauty all year round.  

And so easy...  Take yellow cardstock, yep I said yellow.  Print the digi Red Oak multiple times.  Cut leaves out.  Sponge with More Mustard, (StampinUp)  or use Tim Holtz Straw.  Then I shadowed with Tim Holtz  Festive Berries, Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs.  Play with different colors and have fun.  Then spritz with water or pearl mist until wet, crinkle up into a tight ball, I let the ball sit for 2 minutes, then CAREFULLY open the ball and let the paper completely dry.  

Dancing in Pajamas: Colors, photo inspiration
Little Red Wagon: Bows
Ty it on Tuesday:Autumn colors
Outlawz: Autumn Leaves
Anything Goes Challenges: Make own embellishments,  (Leaves)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall is starting to settle in here in Chicagoland.  Damp, rainy and cold.  And the leaves are almost gone. I have a dear friend who has a fall birthday,  I made myself get out of my flowery birthday card comfort zone and I created a Fall Birthday Card,  "Warmest Wishes", Patty.

Image is from Outlawz,  thanks Sandi.  Colored with Copics,  Die Cut is Tim Holtz,  bling, twine from stash.

Perfect Sentiments: Happy Birthday
Sentimental sundays: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Die Cut
There's Magic in the Air: Fall
Shelly's images Challenges: Bingo,  orange, bling, die cut
Divas By Design: anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas: Fall Colors

Sunday, October 7, 2012

My son ran the Chicago marathon today,  I am so proud, I've been crying all afternoon.  He finished in 3 hours 22 minutes.  He is so happy.  My daughter worked the marathon, she's proud of herself for getting up at 0430 to support her brother!

I am so blessed in my life......

Saturday, October 6, 2012

I'm sure this  how my kids feel if I call them  thats why we just text each other.  I love this card, it is going to my daughter,  the inside says, "Just Text"

Image is Humor by Glitterbabe,  (Badge to left, Floppy Latte)   DP is authentique,  phone is a die from QuickKutz,  flower is made from Tim Ho;tz die,  memory box die then prima.  border punch is Martha Stewart.

Digital Tuesday: Text
Penny's Challenges: Die Cuts/Punches (

Friday, October 5, 2012

I am an AVID hockey fan,  I love my Chicago Blackhawks!!!!!!! Needless to say I am not happy with this stupid strike going on.  Seriously, how much money do these guys need to make.

Anyway,  Steph, AKA Glitterbabe,  (Badge to left)  has put me temporarily out of my misery.  She created Hockey and an awesome sentiment to go along with her digi.  Naturally I had to have it,  and I   completed,  yes I said completed a layout from last years hockey game.  (Now to finish the other tons f photos, LOL)

Skate and stick colored with copics.  Paper from stash.

CRAFT: Sport
Inky Impressions: Boys
Paper Take Weekly: Anything Goes with Celebrate  (Celebrate Hawks Win!!!!)