Thursday, December 29, 2011

Add a quote

As the year nears an end, I've done alot of thinking about the New Year and what I want for myself from it, and I have things on my to-do list that I want to try and follow through on like everyone I guess:-)
This week for Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is to add a quote on your card:-) I decided to ....Yes not color an image I wanted to make the Quote my focal point and ..Yes I know it's a Walt Disney quote, but anyone that knows me knows that I love all Disney and when I found this quote I felt something :-) and needed to use it! Our sponsor this week is Limited Runs digital and the prize will be 3 digis of the winners choice:-)
As I mentioned above I have been taking a look at this past year and what I want for the new year and what I want for myself and for my blog, and I want to stretch my wings and try new things:-) I had email my sweet friend and Boss lady from Crafts 4 Eternity, Michele and explained that I feel that I would like to stretch my wings and grow a little bit more and get to explore other creative avenues and with a heavy heart, I have decided to step down from Crafts 4 Eternity to maybe try new things and push myself more then I have, I have loved being with the girls and Michele on the design team and think of them as family, I will check on them often and, I appreciate Michele's having faith in me when she added me to her team, and will always remember her kindness....Thank you so much Michele,

On my card I used Authentique Design paper mixed with Spellbinders die and Stampin up Ribbon , I inked the edges of the sentiment with Black soot distress ink
Thank you so much for stopping by and please go visit the blog to see everyones creations:-) I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A New Year is on it's Way

Happy Thursday Everyone!
This week at Cute Card Thursday the challenge is to make a new Years project, and Our sponsor for this week is Alota Rbber Stamps which I have quite a few of their background stamps and am in Love with them:-) They will be giving the winner a $20.00 gift certificate to their store:-)

I decided to use the year 2012 on my card with an All That Scraps Image called Sugarplums Party Emma

I added some American crafts paper and a piece of black flowered I had in my scrap bin with a bit of Gold glitter cardstock:-) she has a bit of Rhinestones added to her dress for the occasion!
Supplies used were:
Image: All That Scraps: Sugar plum series digital image called Party Emma
Copic markers:
DP mixture of American crafts and random
Border Punch Stampin up
Have a wonderful New Years Eve Everyone and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

DT Monday

Hi All
It's DT Monday for Mr Cricut Crazy and Its our teams turn to showcase a stamp set which is Tanner's new set "Friends Friends" which I've used a sentiment paired up with Mo Mannings cutie "Bronte kisses"!
Here's a closeup of the image colored with Copic Markers
below is the full picture with a mix of DCWV Nana's Nursey and the yellow paper is from a PTI stack of dots.
Here you can see the set I used for the sentiment:-)
Please go visit my fellow DT members to see their creations:-)
Here's hoping you have a great week:-)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Emboss it

Hello to everyone
This post should have been up already but I seem to have gotten some sort of virus:-(
This weeks challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is to Emboss something on your card, and that can be dry emboss like I did or wet emboss with the heat gun and embossing powder. The sponsor is Digi Doodle shop and they are giving a $10.00 gift certificate to their store

I used a image I had here from Meljens designs
The image is called Penguins Little Letter
I used a scrap of Echo park paper, and I used a cuttle bug folder to emboss, and the sentiment is from Mr Cricut Crazy stamp set Christmas, Christmas, Please go visit the the blog to see the Dt creations that were made:-)
Have a wonderful Day

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's a sketch for cute card Thursday

Hi Everyone,
For Cute Card Thursday this week, we have a great sketch for you to play along with and I've added it at the bottom, Our sponsor this time is Kraftin Kimmie stamps and the prize up for grabs is 2 red rubber stamps from the kraftin kimmie range:-) YAY!!!!

I have for you another Christmas card, yes not too many more to make for this year, I used Mo Mannings Little elf Finn
I tried to get a side close up of the ornament which I added dimensional glaze but it just didn't look right. I did add glitter to the hat and shirt trim:-)
Echo park paper from last year I think is what I used for the papers and Wild orchid crafts for the flowers
Supplies used:
Image: Mo Manning
border punch and red ribbon: Stampin Up
flowers: wild orchid crafts
fern punch: Martha Stewart
DP: Echo Park
Copics used for coloring image: E44, 11, 00, 000, R20, B21, 23, G61, 63, R39, 27,24
Have a great day everyone,

Friday, December 16, 2011

My Merry Christmas to Suzanne

This post is a special post for our Color Me Creative Team leader and my wonderful friend Suzanne Dean:-) You have been an inspiration to me since I first started to work with my Copic markers, You have a genuine heart of gold! and I am so happy to be on your Color Me Creative team:-) And last but not least to be able to call you My friend! This is my special card for you this Christmas, I hope you like it as much as I did for you, it is one of my most special images By Crissy as I have a few special angels watching over me all the time, I wanted you to have one too:-) Thank you for the friendship and everything I got to experience this past year XOXO

My card is actually like one I made last year and I loved it so much I re-created only one for Suzanne this year:-) The image is" Touched By Love "
To you and yours I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year! Thank you for all the things you have inspired me to do this past year;-) Don't forget to head to Charlene's blog tomorrow for more Christmas wishes:-)

looks awesome! You have truly out done yourself!!

MR Cricut Crazy's Christmas Tag Blog Hop

Welcome to Mr Cricut Crazy's "A Christmas Tag Hop" The whole Design Team is showcasing The stamp set "Christmas, Christmas"
If you have come from Carolanne's page Loganscraftymomma, you are on the right track! if you came to visit my page you need to go to Tanners page A.K.A. Mr Cricut Crazy, start there and work you way through the hop and make sure you leave a comment on SHERRI'S Blog (SQUEAKYSCRAPPER) and add yourself to her friends list for a chance to win the very last set of Christmas, Christmas, you have till Sunday night 12/18to leave sherri a comment on her blog and add yourself as a follower

I used Mo Mannings Digital image called sticky, which I know I have used before, but I LOVE this cutie!
Closeup shows SU glitter on the candy cane and Doodlebugs Crushed velvet powder on his hat rim,

I used a tree die cut, and stickled it up and added Decoarts: snow writer for the snow caps on the branches, and to top it off I added rhinestones to look like the lights:-)

Now the next blog to hop to is: Karey Creative Craft Corner

Other challenges I'm adding this to are:

The outlawz friday copic /promarker challenge: Celebration

Supplies used were:

sentiment is from :Mr cricut crazy: Christmas, Christmas
Image: Mo Manning's digital image : sticky

Design paper is : Recollections paper pad

Ribbon ruffled: maya road

Copic markers: E11, 00, 000, R20, R39,37, 35, YG61,63,67, R24

Thank you so much for visiting today,



Tanner :









Embellishment challenge for Crafts 4 Eternity

I'm here with a new challenge for Crafts 4 Eternity this week, and It is an embellishment challenge
you need to add all three to your card
3. charm
now this was even a challenge for me, but:-) I was able to find something that worked!
Our sponsor this week is Crafty sentiments and there will be a prize of 4 wonderful digis for the winner

My Digital image is by Sugar Nellie called warm winter wishes , These guys are adorable and I wanted to give them a texture of "fur" which is not something I normally do on my images, but I didn't want them to look "flat" do you know what I mean? :-)
This is on the more simple side for me, but sometimes I like to keep it that way to enjoy what I've colored.
Supplies used were:
Design paper: Authentique
Sentiment:Mr Cricut Crazy: Christmas Christmas
Circle dies" Spellbinders
Crushed velvet on hat brim: Doodlebug
snow: flowersoft
Please go see what the rest of the team has made:-) and thank you so much for stopping by

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stripes it is for Cute Card Thursday

Hello Thursday!
I don't know about the rest of you, but the days are going way too quick for me, and my to-do list is growing! :-)
We start of today with a new challenge for CUTE CARD THURSDAY, The new theme for this week is STRIPES, Yes that's right use some sort of stripes on your project :-) Our sponsor this week is Tickled Pink Stamps, and the prize they are giving away this week is:
The prize up for grabs this week is...
1 rubber or 2 digi stamps from the Tickled Pink Lil Lolita, Lil Lad or Lil Pinkette ranges.

I used a Mo Manning digital image I have that I thought would be perfect for an extra Christmas card that I need:-) I added a bit of Prisma to shade the blue around the snowman, and the rest is colored with Copic Markers, I added a bit of stickles to the sky for the sparkle, and some flower soft for the ground
Supplies used were:
Snowman image: Mo Manning
fern punch: Martha Stewart
Flourish punch: Marianne D
OK thats about it for today:-) It's crunch time here to get all I need to get done, by Christmas, Thank you for stopping for a visit

Monday, December 12, 2011

Design Team Monday with Mr Cricut Crazy

Here's we have a new Monday and its Design Team monday for my group on Mr Cricut Crazy :-) We are showcasing Mr Cricut Crazy's Friends, Friends stamp set which I've put a picture for you to see below:-) This set can be used for a variety of occasions which I have made a Christmas card and added "For My Friend" on it:-)

I have used an Image of Mo Mannings for my card this time
I added a glimmer of ultra fine glitter for the highlight on the ornament and her hat and cuffs!
Here Is the set Friends, Friends set you can find HERE
Supplies used were:
Sentiment: Friends, Friends: from Mr Cricut Crazy
Image: Mo Manning digital
Border punch, Button, and Ribbon: Stampin Up
Design Paper: Green is Graphic 45, blue and striped is making memories
Copic markers: E11.02.000. R20. E35, B000, 00,01,02,G67,61, R39,27,24,22, C1,00
Thank you for visiting my blog:-) Please go visit the rest of the group to see their creations also


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Color Me Creative Color Challenge

Hi, How is everyone's Christmas shopping going? I am not into the whole scene at the stores this year:-( People seem more unfriendly and it's kind of sad! I have no clue how I will pull this off this year but will figure it out this week, haha

This Challenge at Color Me Creative Copic classroom will go until January 6th to give all a break for the holiday's, Suzanne was gracious enough to set the challenge up like this for some down time:-) The challenge is to use golds, creams and whites....Yes I know a bit challenging but lets push ourselves a bit to say we could do it! I struggled on this one but always enjoy a challenge:-) Just make sure you use copic markers, promarkers or colored pencils have been added:-)
Don't forget that Suzanne is having a sale right now on the online classes go HERE for all the details if you are interested in learning more on the different techniques

For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!



-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag


4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries

Reading is Fundamental is the charity I have chosen to sponsor this season. As you all know I am an avid reader and it amongst my very favorite things to do in my spare time. I truly believe that literacy and reading opens up many doors in life for everyone. Not only can you find joy in books but it opens your eyes to other cultures, places and people that is so worthwhile. And just the fact that a huge part of life involves being able to read--to get through school, get a great job and navigate through life. For me teaching children to read early on in life is a MUST yet so many children are not provided with the basic materials to learn to read. So this charity is a non-profit that provides books to children and opportunities to bring literacy into areas that need it!

I used a Lili Of the Valley stamp and used the Copic "y" family to creat the gold effect, it looks yellow but as I used the photo Suzanne put up as influence I picked the "yellow" family to go with adding touches of gold stickles and spic pens

Here is a picture of the colors to use as a guide
and here is the card all done with the extras:-)

Other Challenges I would like to enter my card in are:
MaMi doodles : make it shine
Delicious Doodles: Christmas with lots of embellishments

Supplies used were:
Copic Markers:
Design Paper:
Image and sentiment from Lili Of The Valley
Gold ribbon from Paper Trey Ink
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Gold sprigs were from a Christmas pick at a local craft store
circle punch: stampin Up
gold sparkle card stock from craft store

Thursday, December 8, 2011

color challenge for Crafts 4 Eternity

Happy Friday to All
I'm still sitting wondering where the week went? This is not good that the days are flying by and nothing is getting done for Christmas:-( I will pull this off but YIKES!
Ok on to the details for this weeks challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity: This week it is a color challenge of Green, cream, and Red:-) That was a bit of a twist to add the tan in but I did what I could with the paper I had:-) I have cream and red ribbon, and the paper is somewhere in-between cream and a light tan. Our Sponsors this week are Stamping all day with a prize of 3 downloads, and The Digi Garden with 5 downloads, so get on with your crafting skills and post it to crafts 4 eternity's challenge:-) Also please go see what the rest of the DT created for the
Challenge, There is lots of inspiration!

I'm also showcasing this card over at Color Me Creative Classroom as it was colored with all Copic Markers, to give the ladies there some inspiration :-) remember there is a challenge 2 times a month there for Copic creations and if you are having a problem using them there are online classes to take to help:-)

Here is a closeup of my adorable image from All That Scraps,
Below is the whole card for you to see, I added a mixture of design papers, with the ribbon and used my Stampin up border punch at the bottom so it didn't look so plain.
The sentiment is from Mr Cricut Crazy and it is from the Christmas, Christmas set that I keep using because it has perfect sentiments :-) the snowflakes are Martha Stewart .
Have a great day everyone and thank you as alwasy for visiting my page:-)

cute card thursday: anything goes

Hello :-)
Today we have a new challenge for you at Cute Card Thursday! This time around the challenge is "Anything Goes" and I love that kind of challenge haha
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps and the prize is a $20.00 gift voucher for their store:-)

Here is my cutie, and a sentiment both from Lili of the Valley stamps from a recent release I think:-)
I added Wild Orchid flowers and a Martha Stewart leaf punch with some stickles too!
Supplies used were:
Image and sentiment: Lili Of The Valley
Copic markers used: E11, E00, R20, YG61, 63, 95, 93, E35,31, BG000, R29,27,24,22
Thank you for having a look today:-) Have a great rest of the week

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sundays with Crissy: Anything goes and my turn:-)

Hello and welcome to my turn at Sunday's with Crissy:-)
This months Challenge is "Anything goes" and boy am I glad with Christmas Cards needing to be made and all the shopping!
This month the prize is 5 free digis and you need to go to this post to find the blue linky button to add your card, and I know you can all pull off some sort of a card:-)
I picked one of Crissy's newer digital images called Christmas Cheer Deer for sale over at whimsy designs. when you are finished here head on over to Sunday's with Crissy blog HERE to get the full details of the challenge, at the bottom of Crissys post there will be a blue linky button, thats where you will add your card.
Here is my up close image of this cute deer:-)
I liked him kind of simple for a change, I wanted to showcase this cutie with his sparkly red nose:-)
Supplies used were:
Image: Crissy Armstrong: Christmas Cheer Deer
Design Paper:Authentique
Copic Markers: E50, 51, 53, 35, 44, 42, R24, 27,YG61,63,67,Y11, 35, Boooo
sentiment stamp: My Creative Time, mixed holiday sentiments
Die:Cheery Lane
Ok I'm going to make this short, Have a wonderful Month my friends

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mr Cricut crazy's DT Monday

Hi Everyone:-)
I'm here with my other team members to showcase Mr Cricut Crazy stamp sets and I have taken a sentiment from Tanner's Friends, Friends set which is brand new and added it with a Polycraft Image called Sonny Honey cloud -My Buddy. I will leave links to my fellow design Team buddies so you can go and visit their pages too:-) and as always please go visit Mr Cricut Crazys blog as Tanner loves visits from all of you:-)

I colored this adorable image with my Copic Markers!
Here are my fellow DT Buddies sites:

Supplies used were:
sentiment from Mr Cricut Crazy: NEW Friends, Friends set
DP: MME Quite Contrary
Copic markers: E00, 000, 11, W9,6,3,2, R81,83,85,87, YR24, Y21, B97,95,91
Image: Poly Craft: Sonny Honey cloud -My Buddy
Have a great week, my friends,

Saturday, November 26, 2011

winter Is Snow Much Fun blog hop

Hi Everyone
OK so we have a fun blog hop going on over at Mr Cricut Crazy and our theme is "winter Wonderland" and since I need a few more cards for Christmas I added a Christmas sentiment, but there are plenty of other ways to use the Christmas, Christmas stamp set which is why we are doing this theme! You should really start at Tanner's (Mr Cricut Crazy's Blog HERE) and work you way throught the hop but if you already started there and you came from Carolannes blog (Logans crafty momma) Then you are on the right track! Tanner will be giving away Friends, Friends stamp set as blog candy:-)

I have used a soft Pencil digital image I had bought a few years ago, and as Elizabeth doesn't do digitals anymore, she does have her images in rubber form:-) HERE
Here is a close up and sorry for it being a bit dingy, I added glitter to the snow, stickles to the tree, and some fake snow for their hats:-) the rest is colored in Copic Markers
Here is the card, I added a simply snowflake border punch and matted everything to,
Now you should be on to Sherri's blog which is squeaky scrapper

Supplies used were:
Sentiment: Mr Cricut Crazy: Christmas, Christmas
Image Digi: an older digi image from soft pencil designs, which now make Rubber stamps instead of the digis HERE
DP: Melissa Francis
Copic markers: R22, 24,27, YG25, E35, 31, W5, 2, C1, 2,
Thank you all for stopping by
Hugs Michele

Blog hop line up :

Color Me Creative: Color challenge hair colors anything but natural color

Here we are with a new challenge for Color Me Creative and it is a color challenge: To color Hair using colors other then natural hair colors:-) Hehe Yes I had a bit of a hard time actually making my cuties image have a strange hair color but , I actually had a blast! Thank you to Simply Betty who is our sponsor and let me have this adorable image:-) This challenge will go for the next two weeks for all the details please go to the link above:-) Everyone on the DT did an awesome job so don't forget to go look:-)
Also Remember all the online classes Suzanne has for you to take from your own home, check here for info and she is on the road teaching all over the place so If you are interested in one on one in a class room setting and want to have a great day check out Suzanne's schedule of upcoming classes and towns HERE

I used copic markers and added tiny pearls for her necklace!
Here is my card, I left her a bit simple this time around as I didn't want to take away from her beautiful shade of "pink" hair!
Supplies used were:
Design paper: Bo Bunny Petal Pushers
Image: Simply Betty : Ariel sunflowers
Copic markers:
BG000,02, 05, W9, 6,5,4,E00, 01, 11, R20, Y11, 38, 17, YG23,
Ribbon: SU Bermuda Bay
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit:-)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

CCT sketch challenge

Hello there Everyone,
For all the People how celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving! I am away with my Husband and youngest son and will being enjoying my time with them, and i hope you are all doing the same or at least having a great day xoxo
Today is a new Challenge for Cute Card Thursday:-) It is to use the sketch I have added below:-) to see all the details of the challenge please go to the blog above:-)
Our Sponsor this week is Kraftin Kimmie :-) and the winner will recieve 2 rubber stamps from the kraftin Kimmie line
Here is a closeup of my cutie's, I am adding this card to Lili Of The Valley's Challenge also this week and it's anything goes:-)
Here is the sketch to follow
ok the whole thing now:-)

Supplies used were:
Image:Lili of the valley: Oh Christmas Tree
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: Mr Cricut Crazy: Christmas Christmas stamp set
swirl die cut : Marianne D
DP: Authentique: wonder
Copic markers: YG61, 63, 67, W9, 5, 4, 2, E41, 42, Y11, 35, E31, 35, R24, 27, B21, 23, B000

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Color Me Creative :colors of the sea challenge

Hi Every one
Just a quick reminder that you have a few more days to get a card in over at Color Me Creative Classroom, for the Colors of the sea challenge, It goes until Friday 25th so go hurry and get your creative mojo going:-) there are wonderful prizes to be had:-)
Color Me Creative Classroom
Have a wonderful week everyone:-)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hi everyone:-)
I am so sorry that this post didn't go up yesterday:-( We have been dealing with a big mess up in the house that we are having built and now may not be able to find another piece of property where we wanted to be to start over. So yesterday was stress filled and today I am trying to look ahead:-)
Crafts 4 Eternity's new challenge this week is a Recipe which is bingo and I have the board below, you pick 3 things across, diagonal, up and down... you get it:-) Our sponsor is crafty sentiments this week the winner will receive Jack, Sally , Snowglobe, and baby with teddy images

Supplies used were: Not sure about the paper line,
Copic markers: E01,000,00, E35, 31 E09, W0, B97,95,93,91, YG95,
stamp: sarah Kay
border punch is EK success

Here is the bingo board to play along with, I picked across, snowflake, button, ribbon:-)
Thank you everyone for visiting
Good morning All:
We have a new Challenge at Cute Card Thursday It's to use Green & Grey colors on your card:-) This was even a little challenging for me, but I found something that worked:-) Our Sponsor this week is Alota Rubber Stamps and the prize will be a $20.00 gift certificate for their store:-) Woo Hoo!!
Here is my close up, I used a Magnolia image and kept her pretty simple to get it to work with my papers:-)
I used some glitter on her wings and below is what I put together in a flower cluster of Wild orchid crafts flowers and the grey ones I used Copic marker C4 and airbrushed them:-)
Below is the card all together:-)
Supplies used :
Sentiment: Christmas circle sentiment from Lily of the Valley
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Leaves punch: EK success and MS
Circle punch for sentiment : SU
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Copic Markers: E11, 00, 01, R20, E47, 44, 43, C2, BG000, Blue spica pen
Thanks for stopping by and having a look:-) Please go visit the CCT challenge blog, the DT Rocked this week with creativeness!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

DT Monday with Mr Cricut Crazy

Here's hoping everyone's Monday is a good one:-)
It's a slow start here this morning, I feel like sleeping more but no can do!
Over at Mr Cricut Crazy the team I'm in is showcasing more of Tanner's stamps, and mine today is the Christmas, Christmas which I have put a picture of at the bottom of the post or just go HERE, I have added the sentiment "No Peeking" with my Magnolia Tilda since it looked fitting, she is holding that present behind her back:-)hehe
Here's a closeup and yes I tortured myself with the red's in the Copics's again hehe
Supplies used were:
Sentiment: from Mr Cricut crazy's stamp set Christmas, Christmas
DP: Authentique, and the scalloped border is Stampin Up
Large scallop border is a large die from stampin up with I believe 3 different borders to use
Lace: Stampin Up
Copic markers used: E000,11,01,00,E35, Y21, Yr23, R59, 46, 37, 35,
Thank you all for stopping by,
stop by the rest of the team to visit
Have a great week!