Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Another New Release Card! Messy Jessie!

I love this Sherri Baldy My Besties "Messy Jessie" image because
I love to paint.  Well, ok, maybe not love to do it but I enjoy
the finished product.  I love turning something that may look
like trash into a lovely treasure.  I also used Sherri's new 
paper line called "Love Letters".  I know I ended up covering 
most of it up but I love the color combo.

Once I colored in her eyes, I decided to color her scarf
in the same color.  Are you surprised that I used Pink??
I figured not!  Lol!  Pink makes me happy!  What else
can I say? :) I made the base of the card smaller than I
usually do, so I could extend out beyond the borders.
I wanted to be able to use the card for either a birthday
or a celebration of any type so I didn't use an additional
sentiment inside.  I just drew a small paint drip
on the corner and colored it in to match the front. 
Added some of my favorite flowers and wood 
embellishments to finish it off.  If you would like
to have this digital image you can find her here
Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Today is My Besties New Release Day

Sherri Baldy My Besties owner and designer has released
new stamps to give us something to celebrate on Tax day.
I decided to work on a boy card in celebration of
my grandson who will be making his arrival in June!
I colored him up with my copic markers and I tried
to match him up to some paper that I had from a
line called Paper Trunk.  It's no longer in business
but I've had it in my paper stash and I love it.  Such
great quality paper.  Anyway, I added the flowers
that Sherri has in her shop also.  I love that shade
of green!  I used the butterflies from the
Martha Stewart punch and colored them up a bit.
I cut the word happy using Heidi Swapp's new die.
I know I will get plenty of use out of it.
I added glossy accents to the magnifying glass.
I used a gel pen to give the magnifier a metal look.
I love this little guy.  He is adorable and I think I can
color him up again and again.  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Anaheim Scrapbook Expo 2015

 I was blessed to be able to work in My-Besties booth at
the Anaheim Scrapbook Expo 2015.  This was a first
for me because usually I go to spend and not work but
I had so much fun and boy were we busy! 
 The picture above reminds me of "Where's Waldo?".
Can you see me among the crowd of focused shoppers?
 I did bring my friend Denise since we usually go to the 
Expo's to shop till we drop (uhh? did I say that?)  She
loved it too!  Everyone was nice and we enjoyed helping 
them shop.  There are so many stamps to choose from.
Sherri Baldy's booth was full of so many beautiful
items that we didn't need to go any where else!!!
Above are just a few of my new cards that were displayed 
in the booth.  It's a pinch me feeling to see them among
cards by such talented designers.  Lord, You have
blessed me beyond measure!
Well, so I had to use the new goodies that Sherri
blessed me with.  I love this Bashful Bettie Bestie
stamp so I thought I'd color her up.  I created a
spritz color that matched a sheet of Sherri's new 
paper line called Pink Pink Pink and colored white 
seam binding.  I added it under the paper flower.
I added some of the glimmer pigment to the hearts
in her hair.  I used glossy accents and just
brushed the glimmer over it.  So easy! 
 I cut the word love using Sherri's love die. I am
telling you that thing cuts out like butta!!! I applied
a thin coat of glue and brushed on the same pigment
color and some glitter too!  I hope to see you at the
Ontario Scrapbook Expo in October 2015!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Who would alter an Altoid Tin?

I must say at first I thought it would be silly 
to alter such a small tin but isn't it adorable?
I am hooked and I am planning on making more.   
First I painted the tin with pink chalky paint.
Then I covered the sides with Tilda paper.  I 
added paper to the inside and some pink tinsel 
ribbon on the bottom.  I then cut out the frame
on the front and added the top piece.  
The birds, eggs, and flowers are all die cuts from the
paper lines. I then added the lamb and the rabbit 
to the inside.  I painted a candle stick and then
added the birds nest on the bottom.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Camping, Cuddling and Coloring!

Camping, Cuddling and Coloring?  Yes!  I was blessed to be
able to do all 3 for a few days while celebrating our 
18th Anniversary.  I ordered some of the Tilda papers and 
they come with some die cuts so I wanted to play with 
them.  I layered the pink plate die cut onto the lower 
right, the bird and flowers on the upper right and the bird
 with the flowers and aged note pad on the left side. 
I added a white cotton doily and pearly bling in the 
corners.  Thank you Codi Flanders for adding them to 
my order as a gift! You can find her at
what she has available to order.  My friend had added 
some confetti words in our anniversary card so I decided 
to add them to my card.  I used happiness, joy and love!
I did add some gesso along some to the edges and onto a 
few different die cuts.  I LOVE this sweet digital image 
from My-Besties.  She has a nest with eggs in her hat so 
that is why I added the birds.  I tried to color her up to 
match the paper.  
We had such an awesome site to relax in.  See my 
copic markers on the table.  My husband stamped
18 cards with pink hearts and the words
"Happy Anniversary" on each one and on the 
inside he wrote down a memory representing
each of the 18 years of our marriage.  He bought
his own inks and stamps.  He bought memento inks
because that is what I use!  lol.  I cried!  It was
a perfect gift and he is my gift too!  I thank the
Lord for him everyday!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

My-Besties Hug-able Bestie Bears are out!

We all love bears right?  Well I had to color up this adorable, hug-able Ballerina Bear.
Isn't she saying "Give me a hug"?
I added some vintage lace underneath her but it was hard because
I didn't want to cover the gorgeous paper.  I just felt it needed the
a touch of lace.  I also added some gesso around the edges.  The tiny
doily was in a gift I won from Va who is Bianca 4430 on You Tube.
The roses are from "I Am Roses" and the tiny spray was a gift from
Alease from Leasy46 on You Tube.  I love them!
The paper is a new line that is coming out next week called 
"Pretty in Pink" and you will be able to find the bears here.
You have to see the paper!!! Of course, I love PINK but they
are soooo cute!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Paper Nest Dolls New Spring Release Blog Hop

Some Bunny Loves You is the name of this new release stamp.
I thought that I would color her up in purple which is my 26 year
old daughters favorite color.
These gorgeous flowers are from "I Am Roses" 
You can find this stamp here!  Go check out the new releases and 
the other cards created by the other talented ladies.
Here is what you can win!
3 others will also have a chance to win a stamp!  All you have to do is leave a comment
on this blog post for a chance to win!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

My 18th Anniversary Banner Plaque

Hubby and I will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary soon so I made 
a plaque to hang in the RV when we go to celebrate!
Time really flies when you're having fun!  I am so blessed to have my man!
I used a My-Besties image and colored it up with copics.
Have I mentioned how much I love working with my copics?  
Taking the class at Kit and Clowder has really improved my coloring.
I love this image!!!
I used lots of "I Am Roses" flowers.  I love the R19-00 roses.
I also added the rose buds which are T30-151.  The large rose is 
also a I Am Roses but I don't know the number.  I used the leaves
that I hand embroidered and added a Tim Holtz metal embellishment.
I also added the Martha Stewart course glitter to the large rose.