Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mimosa Scarecrow and a RAK!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I was inspired to make a fall themed card. The past few days have been cold and wet...perfect stamping weather! The name of my image is Mimosa (Bildmalarnas) and I honestly feel that she is too cute to scare anyone!

Roses On Paper #22 and Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #15

I recently made this card and am lucky because this cards meets the requirements of both Roses On Paper's color challenge + an additional sketch challenge! The sketch that I used also meets the requirements for Kaboodles Challenge #15! So....two challenges on one card...too awesome!

ROP Challenge is to make a card using the colors orange,brown and green along with a sketch from another blog. The sketch matches this one from Kaboodle Doodles.

Mimosa is colored in with Copic Markers and matted onto the large nestie die. The design paper is from Papertrey Ink and the card stocks are by SU and Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Magnolia's 08 Fall kit. To embellish my card, I used ribbon, gems and flowers.

RAK from Jana (2 Worlds)

Jana sent me this beautiful birthday RAK a few days ago and what a surprise! Thank you so much for the beautiful card and yummy Basic Grey DP!

Well, I guess I better get into motion and get a few things done around the household. Take care and try to have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!



Monday, September 28, 2009

Exciting News!!!!

Hello Everyone!

I've been holding on to secret for a few days and now I can finally release the secret! I have been chosen to be a DT member for The Pixie Cottage! I am so honored to have been chosen by Michelle and I thank her for this awesome opportunity! Thank you so much Michelle!

I'm going to keep my post brief for now. I'm too excited to type!!!!

Take care and enjoy your evening:)



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Roses On Paper "Stitches" Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you all have had a beautiful and relaxing weekend! Although my life seems to get busier by the minute, I always try to squeak in a little play time for myself:)

I made this card for Roses On Paper "stitches challenge"! I sewed on both of my card mats with my sewing machine and would have sewed around my image's mat, but was afraid that I would mess it up. *lol* I'm famous for messing up my cards as I come close to completing them....and this drives me nuts! *lol*

My image is from the Bells 'N Whistle summer collection and her name is Li' l Miss Poppy. Lil Miss Poppy is colored in with Copic Markers and her apron is embellished with tiny dabs of Liquid pearls and Stickles. I lightly airbrushed the blue sky color in the background.

The design paper is by DCWV and the card stocks are SU and Papertrey Ink. I embellished my card with MS lace punch, ribbon and orange gems. The sentiment is from The Greetings Farm.

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



Friday, September 25, 2009

80's Anya and mini-accordion file folder....

Hello Everyone!

While looking for some inspiration, I discovered the blog Amazing Grace and I was totally in awe of Becca's beautiful cards. While drooling over her creations, I stumbled across this mini accordion file folder and fell in love with it. Included in her post was a link for directions to make this accordion file folder and the credits go the the talented Maria Bell!

I followed the given instructions and was very happy with the results! I'm still a novice at making " things" and I have challenged myself to try to make something on a regular basis.

The name of my image is 80's Anya (limited edition)and she is a new stamp from The Greetings Farm. She is colored in with Copic Markers and matted with the large oval nesties die. I embellished the file folder with a simple flower, half pearls and ribbon.

Other materials used.........
thin cardboard, size #10 business envelopes, scallop punch, dbl. sided tape, Scor-Pal, SU's window punch, card stock (SU and Papertrey Ink), design paper from DCWV.

Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge...Sketch Challenge!

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday to you all!

This weeks LOTV Thursday Challenge is to make a card based on the sketch by our very own Jo Austin! Thanks for the awesome sketch Jo!!

Remember, you have two weeks to complete your card and you aren't required to use a LOTV Stamp. Once your card is finished, simply link your blog to LOTV Thursday's Blog! From what I understand, there will be a really nice treat for the winner of this sketch challenge. So......get your ideas together for the challenge! We can't wait to see what you make!

Card details.....
image LOTV ( Christmas Bunnies - Stocking ), sentiment The Greetings Farm, c/s SU and PTI, DP is from my stash, inks Copic Markers, flower, half pearls and Stickles

Be sure to stop by LOTV and check out the awesome DT cards! They are very lovely!
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Another Greetings Farm Card and a RAK

Good Morning Everyone,

I had meant to post my card last night but ran out of energy and fell asleep on the couch. Once again, there are never enough hours in the day! *lol*

I brought this GF stamp set on sale (Showtime) and I think it is a great stamp set for fun and colorful cards! I always look and see what is sale or on clearance before I pay full price for most things and sometimes and I really find some awesome bargains!

card details.........
stamp TGF Showtime, sentiment part of Showtime package, c/s Bazzill and Papertrey Ink, DP DCWV, inks Copic Markers, machine stitching, Nesties sm. oval die, Stickles, ribbon and buttons

My RAK from Sparkle! (Sparkle Creations)

I received some gorgeous "happy mail" from Sparkle and was I ever surprised! Thank you so so much for this beautiful card Sparkle!!!!

Today the kids have a half day of school and I have a ton of things to do before they get home. Have a great day and if you live in the south, take care and be safe! Take care everyone and try to have a great day!



Monday, September 21, 2009

Anyone For Anya? Funky Flowers Challenge!

Hello Everyone,

I'm slowly getting back into the mode of making cards for various challenges throughout "blogland". I made this card for Anyone For Anya's Funky Flower Challenge.
Call me " Smiley from millan.net" but I think the "funky flowers" means either cute or wild! I chose to go with cute and I hope that my interpretation of funky is OK with this challenge. Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

I made the criss cross effect on my base mat by lining the pointed end of the square mat evenly on my Scor-Pal. Each score mark is in increments of one inch lines. After I completed the first series of score marks, I flipped my mat, lined it up as I did in the beginning (only this time I lined up the opposite pointed end of my mat) and finished scoring my base mat. I made a little "boo-boo" on the front left hand side of my mat which I didn't realize until I decided to embellish each intersection with a half pearl. To even out my mistake, I simply added an extra half pearl to the upper front of the right hand side of my card.

My image, Savannah (WS ) is mounted onto two different mats. The bottom mat was created by the Fleur De Lis Pendant die. I really love the intricate design of this die but I'm having problems getting the die to cut cleanly. I ran the Fleur De Lis Pendant die through my Wizard a few times and I still had to trim out the inner open designs with my small scissors. The second die I used was my large oval nestie dies and large oval scallop die.

If anyone has any tips for obtaining a clean cut with the Fleur De Lis Pendant Die, I would appreciate your feedback.

Card details
image TGF (Savannah) sentiment is blank at this time, c/s PTI and Bazzill, inks Copic Markers, To achieve grid lines, I used my Scor Pal. Other embellishments are 3mm half pearls, tiny drops of Stickles (along the lace of dress) and flowers.

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



Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spilled Lemons

Hello Everyone,
I have been "eye balling " Mo Manning's digi images for quite some time and decided to take the plunge and buy a couple. What I like about Mo's digital Pencil Shop is that she has something for everyone! No matter what your ethinticity is, she has an image for you! I brought a couple of her Afro-American images and needless to say, I will be back for more!

This gift set is going to a childhood friend of mine who celebrated her birthday this past Friday. We have been friends since the third grade and I wanted to create something special for her. When my eyes locked onto this image, I knew that I had to have it! In fact, this image (Spilled Lemons) chose me! The facial expression on this little girls face is just like the facial expression my girlfriend! Just look at those button eyes.....I love it!

I also made a small purse out of the left over design paper that was used on the card. I tried to give an illusion of the sky and grassy grounds with my Copic Airbrush System. I was a little tired after coloring my image and decided to take a shortcut by airbrushing the background colors.

Card Details........
digi image Spilled Lemons by Mo Manning, sentiment SU, cardstocks Bazzill and Papertrey Ink, design paper Imaginsce, inks Copic Markers and Copic Airbrush System. To embellish my card I used ribbon, Friskars Water Threading Punch, sm. edged scallop scissors, Liquid Pearls, half pearls, flower and liquid glass (on the lemons).

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!


I'm still here!

Hello and Happy Saturday Everyone!

I have a couple of RAKs that I would like to share with you all today. What a wonderful surprise from both Gina and Chris D.!!! Thank the both of you so so much for your acts of kindness!

RAK from Gina W. (From My Pad To Yours)

When the card is opened up, a cute little image of a happy bee appears! Thanks Gina!

RAK from Chris D.

Chris D. is in a Birthday Club and sent this card to me and was I ever surprised! I love all of the details to my card and what a great idea using the chipboard! I don't know if Chris has a blog or not but please know that you truly made my day! Thanks so much Chris!

As for me, I'm all done celebrating and getting back into my crafting mode. I'm busy making cards for next week and it feels great to sit at my table again! In the meantime, I wish you all a great day and I hope your weekend is a great one!



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Birthday RAKs

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

I have met some of the most beautiful people in the world since I have started my blog and I just want to say "Thank You All" for all of your kind words and birthday wishes! This blog has opened up doors that I didn't know existed! With so much negative hype and media etc. a person would feel that everyone is downright hateful but I know that that isn't true! Thank you all so much for making my shine even brighter!

I also want to share with you all the birthday RAKs that I have received. The skies were a bit gray this morning and I hope that my camera captured the beauty of these gorgeous RAKs, cause in real life these cards are very beautiful!

From Rita S.

From Teri

From Kyoko

From Donalda

Thank you all so very very much!!!!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Hello Everyone,

Well, today is officially my birthday Smiley from millan.net and I have quite a few things to do before everything settles down around here. My girlfriend and I will start the day with a birthday breakfast and take our chances at the local bingo.Millan.net Later today, I will spend the rest of my time with my family. If I'm not too tired in the evening, I plan to post some of my birthday RAKs.

Have a beautiful day and thank you all so much for stopping by! Smiley from millan.net

hugs Smiley from millan.net