Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rain, Rain go away! Today it is a dreary,drizzly day. Good day to snuggle under a blanket! Our yard is so full of leaves. You would never guess that they were all raked up yesterday! Now they are laying on the ground all soggy.
I love this Happy Hopper image. I added paper glaze to all the apples to make them shine. I also used some of this cool "tape" my friend gave me. I used to work at a craft store and one of my fellow workers left to teach in Korea. She's home now & we had lunch last week. She brought this red gingham tape that she got there for me. It looks like ribbon but it is tape. Very cool product. And she knows me my gingham stuff! Thanks Carla! I am enjoying it very much and can't wait to make something else with it. Thanks for stopping today. Blessings!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another new week! We are off to a good start. The sun is shining and the leaves are just beautiful today. All the pretty shades of reds, yellows & oranges. My favorite time of year. It won't be long though until winter makes it's appearance so enjoy it while you can!
Today's card is another Magnolia image. She is Peachy Tilda from the Yummy for your tummy collection. Isn't she cute? It's amazing how they are all the same yet different. Each one cuter than the last one! I colored her with my Copics and I added some flocking to the peaches so they would look fuzzy. This card looks much nicer in person. Not so "washed out". See you soon...until then, happy crafting!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Thursday! Hope you are having a great day so far. I am still in my jammies so I hope no one stops by! I'm a scary sight with my bed head hair! LOL! I believe this image is by Hero Arts. I threw the package away so I am not 100% certain. I colored him with my copics and added lots of sparkle to his hat & scarf. The border punch is by EK Success and the snowflakes are actually confetti. The Large snowflake is a sticker from Recollections at Michaels. I finished it off with a snowflake border sticker and some small rhinestones. See you soon! I'm offf to get in the shower!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's Wed. which is my weigh in at Weight Watchers. I am doing the happy dance! I have lost 27 lbs. so far! Not quite half way to my goal. I have about 35 lbs. to go. But I am so excited that I have gotten this far!
Ok...on to the card. This is another cute image from Stampavie. This whole collection just really appeals to my "cute" meter! LOL! The "snow" is polar white Flower soft. The snowflakes are from a Martha Stewart punch and I used white brads for the middle of the snowflakes. The blue cardstock was embossed with the snowflake folder in my Big Shot.
Have a great day! Enjoy the we are supposed to get in the 70's!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Tuesday! Today's card is made with another stamp from Stampavie. I just think he is so
CUTE!!! In case you haven't figure it out, I love "cute" stamps the best. I colored him with Copic markers. I used polar white flower soft for the snow & trim on his hat. The ornaments & star have some subtle glitter on them. The snowflakes are actually confetti and I added a small rhinestone to the middle of each one. The red paper was also a scrap in my scrap bin & it has a shimmer to it that's hard to see in the picture. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you get out to enjoy the fall leaves. They are so beautiful right now. It's one of my favorite times of the year. Take care!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday, Monday...Where did the week go? It flew by so fast! I had a good weekend. I did a craft show with my dear friend who is dying of pancreatic cancer. I wasn't even sure he would be able to go through with the show but he did. I really didn't sell much but did it with the intentions of spending time with him. He is all yellow and his eyes are yellow. They gave him 6 months to live but I don't know if he will be able to get to that mark. So sad but glad I could have 2 whole days with him!
Today's card image is just so cute with a capital C! These little mice are from Stampavie. I made the background out of scraps of paper that I punched out with a square punch. It gives it that "patchwork quilt" look. I find it a great way to use up some of my scraps. You can't see to much in the pictures but I colored their clothes with my clear spica glitter pen to give it a little sparkle. I accented the berries with some clear glaze. The holly leaves are from a punch I have. Thanks for stopping and have a great day!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, Monday.... I'm back! Yay! Surgery went well. I'm sore but doing great! There is no sun today so my picture was a little dark. I lightened it but the colors aren't as "true" as the card but I think you'll get the picture. This is 60's Tilda from the Yummy collection. Isn't she just the cutest? I love Girly girls...ruffled dresses. hair bows and a touch of glitter! MY girl has rebelled though. I guess I dressed her up to much because now she will almost never put on a dress and make up? Forget it! But she is beautiful without all that stuff anyway!. The frame is a Nestibilities frame and I put a piece of blue card stock behind it for contrast. Tilda was cut out & popped up with pop dots. So were the boxes & jars. I added clear glaze to the candy hearts to make them shine! The candy & hearts brads are very glittery and they are from Doodlebug designs. I added some stickles to her lollipop and a touch of subtle glitter from my clear Spica glitter pen. Thanks for stopping today and happy creating!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OK..this is supposed to be my happy place. This past week or so has been anything but happy. My son is on the mend.Thank God for that! Tomorrow I am having surgery which I am actually looking forward to being out of pain. But today I got more bad news. My dear friend,who has pancreatic cancer, was just told the cancer has spread and he only has about 6 months to live. What do you say when someone tells you this devastating news? It's heartbreaking & I have no words to say to him. I feel bad because when he told me I just couldn't form the words to say anything except Oh Tim! Our friendship goes all the way back to our high school days. Our kids have grown up together...So so sad. If you have an extra prayer or two could you ask the Lord to help him & his family through this difficult time. I can't even imagine what they are going through and the difficult days ahead. Take care of yourself & give those you love an extra squeeze and I will post a card or to when I recover. Blessings!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hello & Happy Sunday! My son is home and on the road to recovery. He still doesn't feel 100% but I am glad he is out of the hospital. This past week was stressful indeed!
Today's card is made with a digital image from the pink cat studio. Isn't she cute? I love ladybugs so I just had to get her. I added some subtle glitter with a clear spica pen and I used some clear glaze on the spots. The little flowers were cut out with a spellbinder's die and sanded to give them a 2 tone effect. The paper is from my scrap bin. (I have so many scraps!)
Thanks for stopping & I hope you have a great day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sorry, no new cards...My son is in the hospital in the ICU so I haven't had time to create. Hoping he gets better soon. I hate to see him so sick and that there isn't anything I can do to make him better (except pray!) Hopefully he will be on the mend soon.