Saturday, January 24, 2015

Love is in the Air!

I've been on a Valentine card making roll!
The hubby and I were married the day after Valentine's Day
so it is a very important time of the year.
 This image is a Paper Nest Dolls stamp called
Heart Basket Sofie.  So cute!!  I had fun coloring her up with
my copics.  I matched her up to the paper.
I used white "I Am Roses" and colored the one with
the same copic colors.  I added the lace and seam binding.
I fussy cut the hearts out from the paper.  The Love letters
are from The Girls Paperie line that I have been hoarding!
Thanks for looking in and if you can find the stamp

Friday, January 16, 2015

CHA 2015! Need I say more!

I was super blessed to be able to attend the Craft and Hobby Association 2015.
The hubby and I stayed in our RV to avoid all the driving back and forth
plus we LOVE hanging out together in it.  I brought my crafting supplies but
was way too tired each night to do any! LOL!
Here is my You Tube video of the banner and a few pictures!
Since I am on the International Design team for My-Besties I was able to attend!
This is the banner that I made for her booth.  The booth was one of the most 
beautiful booths there!  Sherri Baldy the owner showcased her gorgeous new paper 
lines, shimmer spritzers, glitters, shimmer blenders, metal embellies and stamps! 
Oh, and the FLOWERS! 
Just a few of the new lines of paper!  
Just a few of the colors now available!  Gorgeous!  You must go and check out her
website to see all the new items!  I had a great time getting to know Sherri and family, 
Yolie and Michael, seeing all the crafty friends from You Tube and Facebook!  Well...
After resting up from all the activities, I was so happy to finally sit in my craft room and
create!!!  This is what I made.  Getting ready for the next event...Valentines Day!!!
This is stamp #MYB-0217 called Baseball Bettie.  I added some "I Am Roses"
and used Teresa Collins "Sweet Afternoon" paper collection.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Paper Dolls Princess Sweet Pea Card

Isn't this image adorable?  I choose the sentiment because
of the story of the Princess and the Pea.  She couldn't sleep even though
she was sleeping on many mattresses because of the pea that was slipped
in between them.  
The house is so quiet now that all our grown children and the
grandchildren are gone.  Our house was full of family, fun and games
for about 10 days straight.  I am so blessed to have a quiver full of children!
I made this card thinking of them.
I layered all the pieces of different paper to represent 
the mattresses.  I kept it simple and somewhat flat so 
I can mail it out.  I really liked the navy blue with the pink.
This is a new release so you should be able to find her here!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Have You Ever Seen A Sailor Mermaid?

Well you have now!  I colored this beauty before Christmas and I
wanted to share her with you.  The weather is a bit chilly for a mermaid
but maybe this will take your mind off the below normal temperatures.
The anchor and the seahorse are die cuts that are covered in glass glitter.
I mixed the silver and the pink to give them more dimension.  I also
added a few silver metal rhinestones to replace some of the bubbles.
 I'm still trying out different backgrounds with the copic markers.
With all the added glitter and everything I decided to keep the
rest simple.
Can you see the pink glittered boat helm on the inside?  You can never have too
much glitter, in my opinion.  This is a stamp that was in my Design Team Package
but if you would like to buy this stamp in a digital image you can find her here

Friday, December 26, 2014

Circus Ringmaster Owen

I finally got the chance to make an unusual shaped card.  It's a large Sizzix
die.  I layered the yellow paper on top of white cardstock that I folded in half. 
I added 3 layers to the base and some flowers.  Fussy cut out Owen.  
Added some stitching with my white and glittery gel pens.  I also
managed to add a lion button behind the flowers. If you would like to 
have Circus Ringmaster Owen, you can find him here.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Nest Dolls Christmas Carolers Card

I am so ready for Christmas day to arrive.  Christmas is one of our favorite
holidays to celebrate.  I usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving but this year
the decorations came out early.
I love to add black to my Christmas cards for some reason.  This paper is by 
Graphic 45 and after coloring this sweet couple with my copics, they were
a perfect match.  I love the lamp post and the added holly die cuts.  The
background of the stamped image is shaded with blue chalk.
I guess you can say that I love layering on my cards.  Not the best
for mailing but love the added dimension.  You could even separate the
image and use the girl and boy individually.  I hope that you like
my take on this stamp.  You can purchase it here

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Our trip to Carpinteria and a My-Besties card.

We had such beautiful sunsets while we camped at the beach for the last week.  There were a few nights of rain but over all the weather was perfect.  Our youngest daughter and her boyfriend drove up to spend the day with us and we had a great time.  Of course, we took plenty of pictures.
I always bring some of my crafting supplies with me so I colored up this image by Sherri Baldy with my copic markers.  I tried a different technique for the background and just added the shadow around the image.  I think it helps her to stand out.  When I saw the velvet ribbon at a local antique store I was pretty sure it would match.  I'm glad I bought it. The papers are Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments line.  If you are interested in purchasing her you can find the image here

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pop Star Ellie

Thought I would make a card using Pop Star Ellie.  I wanted to try
to do a two toned hair color and of course, pink made its way into the card.
The animal print paper was screaming to be used when I saw the print on the 
shirt and leggings.  
I so enjoy coloring pleats and folds to try and get depth into the image.
I think I succeeded.  I made a flower from the Melissa Frances zipper trim I bought
at the Ontario Expo and used the resin stars of hers that were included in my 
Design Team package.   
I hope I inspired you to create a card of your own.  Why not try coloring two
toned hair too!  It was fun!  You can find Pop Star Ellie here!  Come on!
Sing your song!!!!