Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Child......

I have some very progressive friends so when I saw this image I thought this would make a perfect Christmas card for them.  The image is ching chou kuik's Growing Love and can be found at Sweet Pea Stamps.   She is only offered as a single stamp.

I colored her with my copics and then added a bit of stickles to various parts.  I think the flowers are Gardenia's but with my red copics they became Poinsettia's. I added a couple of different Christmas DP's a gold braided ribbon and some red flowers with gold brad centers. I hope you like.


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Saturday, October 30, 2010

DT Call...

A very good friend of mine Heather from Fresh Brewed Stamps is having a DT call and I thought all of you may be interested so I thought I would post the info to help her get the word out!!! Check it out here or HERE!

Fresh Brewed Designs FULL DT CALL

Fresh Brewed Designs is having a FULL DT CALL. I am looking for people who love to create and are excited to be a part of getting a new business on it's feet and walk around out there. I a looking for someone who wants to meet new people and fellowship Fresh Brewed Designs style!

If you are interested, here is how you can apply for the team and what we require:

Fresh Brewed Designs is having a DT call starting today, October 27th and running through Wednesday, November 10th at 9:00pm EST. Details are listed below.
  • DT terms will be for 6 months starting November 17, 2010 and running through April 13, 2011. The 10+ new DT spots will be announced on the Freshly Brewed Challenges blog on November 13th. You can reapply again after your 6 month term is over if you are interested in staying.
  • Please email two cards to me ( freshbreweddesigns AT yahoo DOT com ) with your application. I would love for you to use a Fresh Brewed Designs image on one of your cards, however it is not required for your application.
  • If you are interested in being a DT coordinator to help with blog hops and challenge posts, please let me know in your application.
  • Please send a list of all design teams you are currently on and a link to your blog. You will be required to have a blog to apply.
  • As a Fresh Brewed Design Team member You will be responsible for participating in our weekly Wednesday challenges.
  • You will be asked to participate in the challenges of blogs Fresh Brewed Designs is sponsoring for that week when you can. This is not a requirement.
  • You are required to be a part of all monthly blog hops and new images releases.
  • You will be given 5 images of your choice to start on the team, 2 images from every new release and a 40% discount to the shop on all digi images.
  • You will be required to join the Fresh Brewed Crew blog for challenge updates and all the FBD news in one place. Emails will be sent as well, but I know they tend to get lost, so this will be a place for us to stay organized.
**when emailing me please include FBD DT Call and your name in the subject line**

Fresh Brewed Designs is in the process of creating a
  • new website
  • new groups
  • a facebook page
  • lots more fun!
Thank you for taking the time to read the post. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Magical Christmas.....

I have the most beautiful stamp to show you all today!!! Her name is Miranda by Elaine Cox and will be available at Sweet Pea Stamps.  Check the blog for the date she will be released. She is so versatile and an be used for any season just by changing your color scheme. I needed to catch up on my Christmas cards so she became a Magical Christmas waif to me.
I decided to make this one an easel card and this way it fits into my good friend Pascale's challenge over at Sweet Pea Stamper's and also the new challenge blog The Crafty Purple Frog anything goes.
I used a sketch from another of my friends Arlana at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Arlana is a goddess when it comes to sketches.

I colored my image with copics and I wanted to keep a soft feel to her and just let her beauty show through! When I saw her she said red head to me so Auburn hair it was. The little pom poms in her hair were filled with fun flock and the dusted with stickles.  I also added liquid pearls in red on the leaves as holly berries and opal in and around her hair. The green mat of card stock behind her was embossed with the perfectly paisley cuttlebug  folder.  Last but not least I softened the look with a bit of lace and topped that off with some holly and gem stones.  I hope you like.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Anyone for Some Candy Corn.......

TGIF!!!!  Here is another little cutie I have made for another co-worker.  I have 2 women teaching me my job and my new boss so I have 3 cards that I want to finish by next week.  I really want to thank them for all their efforts. I used another stamp from Stampin' Up. Like I have said before I have had these for gosh at least 7 or 8 years and really think they are adorable.

I colored my image and the cut it out in the shape of my candy corn and matted it. I cut out the top of the pumpkin and the candy itself twice and pop dotted them to give it dimension. I sewed around the perimeter and added a piece of ribbon to separate my two DP's. I stamped the sentiment and then added a tiny button of candy corn on top.  I hope you like!!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Picking Something Fun........

Happy Wednesday everyone or hump-day as we call it in my neck of the woods.  I am writing this before I get ready for work so I have to keep it short!  By the way so far I am loving my job!!!

My brother in law's birthday is in about a week and he is a farmer so I wanted to find an image that kinda reflected that for his card. I came up with this one from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I didn't want to go to overboard with the design since it is for a guy so I colored him in and then glossed the tomatoes, his shoes and the hankie hanging out of his pocket for dimension. Some twine and a trio of buttons basically finished off the front.  My sentiment was stamped with an old Stampin' Up stamp.  I have so many of those that I have had for ages and thought maybe I should start using them a bit.
Inside the card I put this verse:
"I hope you pick something
fun to do today!
You deserve it!!"

Kinda corny but I thought it fit with the image. Well I hope he likes it anyway cuz it comes from my heart!!

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Crafty Ann's - copics
Stamping Vacation - What A Guy

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Flowing in Silver.....

Hello everyone.  One of my dear friends Pascale has a challenge blog called Sweet Pea Stampers and of course I had to make a card to place into her challenge.The criteria was bows and brads so I decided to use ©ching-chou kuik's Flowing in Blue available at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This beauty can be bought as a single stamp or on a sheet with 3 others.  I can not believe all the new artists that Lynette is bringing in at Sweet Pea.  If you are a Fantasy lover you will be certain to find something that touches your heart!!!  

As you see in my title I have decided to be flowing in silver.......  I colored my new stamp with all pinks except her eyes and then colored the background with grays to make her look silvery!  I also added some pink stickles and some Opal liquid pearls for dimension. To keep in the pink and silver I used tones of those colors in my DP- scraps I have had forever, card stock, brads and bow.  I hope you like her as much as I loved making this one!!!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Just A Little........

Good day all. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was a great one here in our house The Wisconsin Badgers, our college football team beat the number1 team in the country the Ohio Buckeyes!  It was quite a celebration!!!!  I have little time to post since I am doing this before I go to work, so I better get to it.

I chose this little guy to make to give to one of my new co-workers for Halloween. It is a Stampin' Up stamp from a set of Teddies. I really have a soft spot for Teddy Bears and just thought he was too cute.  I colored him and then cut and doubled up some of the pumpkins with pop dots to give dimension.  I added some stickles,  a trio of buttons tied with some raffia to match the raffia bow.  I stitched around the perimeter and added the sentiment that also came in the set!!!    I hope you like.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Award .......

I am so proud to have received this amazing award from my dearest friend from across the pond Doreen!!!  Now you are suppose to send this off to 15 people but I have decided to leave this on my blog for my followers to pick up.  I want you to take it if you visit me .  You deserve it!!!

Thanks again for thinking of me Doreen!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

So Much Going On At Sweet Pea.....

Do Not Miss All The Happenings!!!!!

We have brought on various new artists. 
 The newest is Caron Vinson.....

Caron Vinson sheet #1 (plate #77)

pre-order by 10/15/10
will NOT begin shipping until 10/22/10

You could win a $25 shopping spree
we will be picking 3 winners
simply place an order by Oct 15th
and your name will be entered in our drawing!

Another new artist Meridith Dillman!!!

Our newest sheet, plate #76 is artwork by Meredith Dillman
you can view here website at:
Her first sheet is available for pre-order.

10 ct Grab Bag
10 count grab bag, no duplicates. One per order. This will be an a variety of designs from our artists. Limited time only. All for $20.00

See what I mean?  So much so quick get over to Sweet Pea Stamps and see what is going on!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Happy Sunday To All!  I finally had a bit of time to spend playing and pulled out a set of mine that I have had for probably now 10 years at least! So I blew all the dust off and decided to use it. LOL!!! It is a Stampin' Up Set and has all these cute little Halloween critters.

I colored my image and then added a bit of stickles I wanted a dimensional card so I stamped parts again and double layered the mouses cape and the large pumpkin. I used one of my decorative scissors to cut the image out and then attached it to my black card stock with some silver brads.  To keep with our spooky feel I tore the paper at the bottom and used a star DP at top to match the Trick or Treaters hat.  My final touches were my spider hanging from a spider web and my sentiment in scrabble tiles.  I hope you like!

Other Lovelies: F = Festive

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Let's Read...

Today I wanted to share with you some goodies I made for my older Grandkids!!!  I think one of the most important things is the love of reading and I have always bought and have book readily available for my babies when they come over.  This fall I decided for the ones that are at least old enough to understand what it would be used for I would make special book marks.  Here is just a sampling of the one's I have made.

Now I know that some of you have wondered how my first days on my new job are going!!!!!  I just do not know how some of you do all you do.  First off the place and the people I am working with are magnificent!!!  They have welcomed me with open arms.  There are even a couple that are interested in card making. My problem is by the time I get home, get dinner done, clean up the kitchen I am whipped.  All I want to do is crawl into bed!!!  I am hoping this will all change once I get into a routine and I have learned my job a bit more.  Maybe I am just concentrating soooooooooooooo hard that I tire myself out!!!  You know how it is when you are getting older.  LOL!!!!!

 For my older granddaughters I used one of Samantha Rawlings Little Sweethearts called "The Butterfly Fairy". She can be purchased as a single stamp or with 3 other adorable sweeties at Sweet Pea Stamps.
The boys got a book mark with this cute as pie dragon from Lisa Victoria's Fantasy Collection called "First Day of School" available as a single stamp or with 3 others, one I will show you next from Sweet Pea Stamps.

And last but not least the little girls got this bouncing ballerina also from Lisa Victoria's Fantasy Collection called "Dragon Ballerina" also available as a single stamp or on a sheet with 3 other wonderful stamps at Sweet Pea Stamps.

Well I better get ready for work.  Thanks for letting me share with you today.  Don't forget to check out our challenge blog            - "In A Sweet Pea Dream" and try your hand at the current challenge!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Little Black Unicorn .....

Hello and Welcome to my blog!!! Today I am off starting my new job but wanted to make certain that I had something new to show you all.  I made this for my Sweet Darlin' Kerry's 7th Birthday.  She likes unicorns and pony's so I thought she would like this one. I have given it to her and she loved it!

I used one of the stamps from Elaine Cox's Art Collection called "Little Black Unicorn". I think she is just adorable.  Her face is so very sweet and innocent!  Perfect for a young girls card! You can get her as a single stamp or with three others and a sentiment at Sweet Pea Stamps.

I decided to make this one a gate fold card.  I need to start shakin' things up a bit!

Since my angel lives in Baltimore, the best thing to get her is a gift card.  She wanted to get her Brownie uniform and all the goodies that went with it!!! I added a simple pocket to fit it in.

My stamp was colored in with copics and then stickles were added to give it sparkle. Now that wasn't enough so I added some tiny little gems to give it some more!!!! He wings, the star and the sun were also frosted with a healthy dose of glitter. After all what little girl doesn't like glitter?????  I matted her with a punched mat and then a sentiment from Sweet Pea.  The final elements were the bright pink bow and the tri colored flower with a big brad that I have had in my stash forever!!

Thanks for letting me share with you today.  Remember I will get around to your blogs when I get home from work tonight!!!

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No Time To Stamp - 3 embellishments - ribbon, brad, flower

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