Friday, July 31, 2009

ISS Fantasy Themed Blog Hop Today!

Hello Everyone,

The end of the month is here and time for another ISS Blog Hop! If you like Knights, Princesses, Fairies, Dragons, etc. you will love our blog hop!

My image, Prince Gael is part of a cute castle scene but due to sizing issues, I wasn't able to fit the entire scene onto my card. keep my sanity in tact, I simply cut out Prince Gael and based my card around his image.

Be sure to stop by and view all of the ISS DT cards today. After you have viewed all of the cards, hop over to ISS Blog to vote for your favorite card or project.

Cathy C. Melissa E. Kim G. Joy S. Taylor U. Michelle O. Jodi
Mary G. Vicky C.

However, in order to win the customer prize, please leave a comment answering the following question: "What is (was) your favorite fairytale?" The blog hop contest will stay open until 11:59pm EST on Saturday, August 1st, and the winners will be announced Sunday.

Card details........
digital image ISS (Prince Gael), No sentiment at this time, c/s SU and PTI, DP Basic Grey, inks Copic Markers, Nesties, silver brads, and ribbon

Have a great day, enjoy the ISS Blog Hop and thank you so much for stopping by!



Thursday, July 30, 2009

LOTV Thursday Challenge # 33....Sketch Challenge!

Hello Everyone,
I can't believe that I haven't posted anything since Monday! Jeez! Although I have been MIA, I have been super busy creating cards that I will post at a later date. I'm also behind on my blogging duties again and I apologize for that. I'll be around to see all of your beautiful creations tonight.

Are you ready for another LOTV Challenge? Well get your ideas together, this weeks challenge is a sketch challenge! Our very talented leader, Jacqui designed the sketch for challenge. Thanks for the inspiration Jacqui, I see myself using this sketch again very soon.

Keep in mind that you have two weeks to complete your card and you are free to use any stamp that your heart desires. When you are finished with your card, simply link your creation to Lili Of The Valley's Thursday Challenge Blog. From my understanding, we really had a nice number of participants for the last challenge. Thanks for supporting us and we can't wait to see your lovely creations!

Card Details...............
stamp LOTV (Lili's Faries - Rose Stamp), no sentiment at this time, c/s Bazzill and Neenah Solar White, DP from my scrap box and unknown, Nesties round circle die, inks Copic Markers, flowers, extra fine glitter and half pearls.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!



Monday, July 27, 2009

Lady Luck Has Smiled Upon Me!

Hello Everyone,

I have some happy news that I want to share and an award. I took second place in the Himawari Baby Card Challenge (See winning cards here) and I won a darling Magnolia image from Roses on Paper! What an awesome feeling to click on a blog and see your name posted as the winner!

I also was awarded this award from Linda (Simple and Sassy Creations)

Thank you so much for thinking of me are very sweet!
In return, I would like to award the following ................Denise, Rita, Kyoko,Jana, Barb W.,Elena, Jamee, and Donalda. I really hate listing only a few names, everyone that I visit has a beautiful blog and is a beautiful blogger! Feel free to copy the image and post to your blog!

Have a great day and thank you all so much for stopping by!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Flower Girl.................

Hello Everyone,

The minute I laid eyes on these new Elisabeth Bell for SCAD images, I simply had to have them! I placed an order at Susana's Custom Art & Design Cards and was amazed at the quick delivery service. Susana is a sweetheart...very courteous and to top everything off, she even included a few free goodies with my order!

The name of my image is Susan and I think she is beautiful. I love her facial expression....I wonder what she is thinking about? Perhaps she is thinking about surprising her mom with some freshly picked flowers, or maybe she's just received some flowers from her boyfriend? I'm such a dreamer....*blush*

Susan is colored in with Copic Markers and the design paper is by DCWV (Nana's Kitchen). I matted my image is Nesties rectangle and scallop die and embellished the frame with Prima Flowers. My scallop border was made using my scallop border punch from EK Success. I love my Martha Stewart Punches but in my opinion, EK Success wins hands down because the punch is able to penetrate heavier weighted paper. I'm not sure of the paper weight of DCVW, but the EK Success Punch cut through the DP as if it was butter!

Other embellishments are ribbon, Liquid Pearls and half pearls.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!



Saturday, July 25, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge #15!

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying your weekend, or what's left of it. As for me, the day the flying right by me, a minute ago, it was morning time and now it's late in the evening. Where on earth did my day go!!! Free Smiley Courtesy of

This weeks Just Magnolia Challenge is to make a card based on the sketch designed by the talented Tab. Thanks for the inspiration Tab!

My Magnolia image is from a RAK that I received last year. While looking for a stamp to make my card, I discovered an envelope full of Magnolia images in the back of my stamp drawer. I seriously have to organize my stamp collection again, my drawer is getting a bit messy.... again! *sigh* Free Smiley Courtesy of
Tilda is colored in with Copic Markers. I added Liquid Glass to the tiny hearts on her shoes and extra fine glitter to her wings.
The design paper is from SU and the card stocks are from SU and Papertrey Ink. To embellish my card, I used ribbon, Prima Flowers, half pearls and paper pierced my images mat.

Enjoy what is left of your day and thank you so much for stopping by!

hugs Free Smiley Courtesy of


Friday, July 24, 2009

WOJ Challenge #40...........

Hello Everyone,

After a spending most of the day napping and lounging around , I finally mustered up some energy to complete my card for this weeks WOJ Challenge. This weeks WOJ Challenge is to make a card based on a sketch designed by the talented Donalda. Thanks for the inspiration Donalda!

I colored my image (Melinda Hugging Heart) in with Copic Markers and I went a little overboard adding shading effects along the seam of her jeans. I didn't realize how deep the shadows were until after I photographed my image but in a mild way, I sort of like it! The card stock is by Bazzill and Papertrey Ink. The design paper is by DoodleBug. To add a bit of texture, I ran my circle piece through the CuttleBug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder.

To embellish my card, I used Shimmerz (Candle Light) on the ribbon of the candy box and her bracelet. I also applied Liquid Glass to the hearts on the box and Melinda's bracelet. To give Melinda's wings some sparkle, I applied extra fine glitter. Other embellishments are ribbon, half pearls and flowers.

Have an great day and thanks so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, July 22, 2009

InStyle Stamps Wednesday Color Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

I had wanted to post my card earlier but due to problems with our cable provider, I wasn't able to. We have the cable bundle which means our telephone, Internet and cable are provided by our cable company. I have heard of other people having problems every once in a while, but until last night....we have never had a problem. telephone, cable or Internet services for over 9 hours! I'm so relieved that the our cable is working again....I missed my fav. programs and my computer. Smiley from millan.netThe telephone is something I have to put up with rings all the time! *LOL* Smiley from

This weeks InStyle Stamps Challenge is a color challenge, you have to make a card using the colors purple and green!

The prominent color of my card is purple with splashes of green to compliment. I paper pieced the dress of my image (Gidget) with design paper from Papertrey Ink. After I adhered the paper pieced dress to Gidget, I noticed that only one green polka dot was within the pattern. To spice things up a bit, I added more green polka dots to Gidget's dress with my Copic Marker.

I made my card base with Nesties Label One die and the mat is with Nesties square and scalloped dies. The card measurements are 4 X 4. I used Copic Markers to color in Gidget's skin tones, hair, shoes and Hula Hoop. The sentiment is stamped directly underneath my image.
My card is embellished with flowers, half pearls and ribbon.

To play along with the challenge, simply make a card using a stamp from InStyle Stamps and post to ISS blog. Have fun!!!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!



Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Himawari Baby Card Challenge!

I'm back again with another set of cards for Himawari's Baby Card Challenge. I should have had finished my challenge cards weeks ago! I kept telling myself that I had time and the next thing you know, I'm posting right on the deadline date. Whew!

These adorable Himawari images are made in Hawaii and they really are super cute! And....if you are pressed for time, these graphic images are the way to go! All you have to do is select your image, and mat to your decorated card.

To give a little dimension to my images, I shaded in some areas with my Copic Markers and used my white gel pen to highlight certain areas. I also applied Liquid Glass to the eyes if my Himawari images. The Hawaiian girl image card is 4X4 and the surfer dude card measure 4X 4 1/2.

Card details for girl.................
images Himawari Baby Images, sentiment MFT, c/s PTI and SU, DP SU, Nesties oval die, image was trimmed and mounted to oval die, flowers, ribbon and half pearls

Card details for surfer dude..................
image Himawari Baby Image, sentiment Stamping Bella, c/s PTI and SU, DP DCVW, Nesties
rectangle dies, ribbon, swirls (unknown) and half pearls.

Enjoy your day and thank you so much for stopping by!



Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Breeze............

Hello Everyone!

After a good nights rest, I woke up super charged and in a mood to create some cards! I really missed my craft room while on my mini vacation but you know what they say...."absence makes the heart grow fonder". At least in my case it fingers were itching to make something!

While trying to catch up on some card challenges, I decided to combine two challenges for my first card. The Just Magnolia Challenge is buttons and the Roses on Paper Challenge is Summer and vacation. This design paper by Piggy Tales (Ants Go Marching) literally screams summer! I mean, what is summer without ants, ladybugs, bees etc. Free Smiley Courtesy of Because the design paper is a bit busy, and I had to incorporate buttons for the JM challenge, I decided on a simple layout.

To avoid my buttons disappearing into the design paper, I simply adhered them onto the ribbon framing my image.

card details..........
stamp Magnolia, card stocks PTI, and Bazzill, DP Piggy Tales (Ants Go Marching), Copic Markers, ribbon, buttons, scrappers floss and half pearls.

RAK From Terri!

Right before I left for my vacations, I received this adorable RAK from Terri (Big Ideas From A Little Girl). I love these Ketto images and the dp is gorgeous! Thank you so much Teri, you truly made my day!

Thank all of you so much for stopping by and enjoy what is left of your evening!

Big Hugs:)


Sunday, July 19, 2009

I'm Back!!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I hope all of you have had a wonderful week and a super weekend! We arrived home about an hour ago and it feels great to be home again. We stayed in Grand Rapids with our relatives and each day was a new adventure. I really LOVE Grand Rapids and would eventually like to move there one day.

In the meantime, I'm looking at suitcases and bags that need to be sorted and put away. I love to pack up stuff but unpacking is another story....I hate it! *LOL*

As soon as I get everything sorted and relax a bit, I will be around and catch up on my blogging.

Thank you all so much for stopping by!



Thursday, July 16, 2009

LOTV Thursday Challenge...Animals!

Hello Everyone,
Today's LOTV Thursday challenge is to make a card featuring our friends from the animal theme is animals!

You have two weeks to complete your card and for more inspiration, click on the LOTV link to see the awesome DT cards. When you are finished with your card, simply link your creation to LOTV blog.

Card Details................
stamp Whipper Snapper Designs, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP Prima Marketing (My Mommy and Me), Copic Markers, MS lace punch, ribbon, flowers,half pearls,extra fine glitter and googly eye (Impress)

Have a great day and thank you all so much for stopping by!



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just Dropping In To Say.......

My family and I are taking a mini vacation for a few days and plan to return next Monday. Smiley from It is sort of a last minute type vacation but you only live once and I'm ready to go! Smiley from The summer is flying by fast enough as it is and before I know it, the kids will be back in school.Smiley from

I have planned two pre-schedule post though and if all goes well, my post for LOTV should appear Thursday morning. I also plan to schedule a post for Saturday. the meantime, have an enjoyable week and I'll see you all soon! Smiley from