Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Ribbon Girl's Daily Giveaway

Can you believe I almost missed this entirely!  The Ribbon Girl is having a daily giveaway and already missed six days!

Here are just a couple of the prizes

Wish me luck!

Monday, December 24, 2012


Here's a new blog candy.  A Scrapjourney has some blog candy with a twist.  The twist is to show your favorite five Christmas cards of 2012.
So here are my five favorites. 

Hope you have enjoyed visiting me this year and continue to visit in 2013.

Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve everyone.  Today, Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring The Crazy Challenge.  The challenge is Easel Cards.  I will admit, this is my first easel card.  Now that I have made it, I know what to do differently.  I made the inside piece to long.  I should have made it much shorter.

This is the new Snowman Pin Up image from Sassy Studio Designs.  Isn't she adorable.  I made this card for my mother-in-law.   I hope she likes it.  I colored the image with Copics, cut it out and popped it up with SU dimensionals.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the inside piece.  I used some glitter glue on the scarf, hat and boots.  I also used glass effects here and there.  

This is my favorite part.  When I was a preteen, I did a lot of wax stamping.  I still enjoy doing it so I thought I would start adding it to my cards.  Typically, I use it to seal my envelopes.  I have no idea what happened to all the wax stamps I had when I was young.  I wish I had them all back.  The "S" that I used here not only stands for snow but it is my MIL's initial.  

Please head over to SSD and to The Crazy Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day and a very Merry Christmas.


Pile It On #49 - Pile on the embellishments
Crafts and Me - Winter wonderland Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky #152 - Add ribbon and/or lace
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Craft Us Crazy #33 - Merry Christmas
Di's Digi - Christmas
Songbird #10 - Merry Christmas
Cutie Pie #33 - Cute Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Cortlynn

Hi everyone.  Today Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Alchemy.  The challenge is :Anything Goes".  I am using my card for a very special occasion.  My lovely little red headed niece Cortlynn is turning 11 on the 13th and this is her birthday card.  I started with this great SSD image.  I immediately thought of graffiti.  I found a great graffiti font right HERE.  I love it.  It was exactly what I wanted for this card.

I used Copics on the image, cut it out and popped it up. The sentiment is also popped up  The black with white polka dot lines are washi tape. I added a little glitter glue here and there.  Cortlynn loves sparkle.  I hope she has an amazing birthday.  

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


I have entered these challenges:

Tuesday Alchemy #44 - Anything goes
A and T #19 - Anything goes
Love to Create #45 - Anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything goes
Bearly Mine #65 - Anything goes
Lej Designs #33 - Sentimental
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers #94 - Anything goes
House of Gilli #47 - Anything goes

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Greatest Gift

I am so glad it is Friday.  It has been a long week hasn't it?  Today Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring several challenges.  I made this card combining two of them.  The first challenge is Chocolate, Coffee and Cards and their challenge is a recipe...1 ribbon, 2 DPs and 3 flowers.  The second challenge is Brown Sugar Challenges "You Have Me In Stitches".  I added the stitches to the ribbon and at the bottom of the card.  I used a floral border punch to make my 3 flowers.  I also added a gem to the middle of each flower.

The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I am in their ribbon of the month club.  This ribbon just came yesterday.  It was a beautiful pack this month.  The base of the card  is just plain white cardstock and I ran it through my Big Shot with a snowflake embossing folder.  The gorgeous image is from SSD, of course, and I colored her with Copics.  I cut her out and popped her up on SU dimensionals.  I also added glitter glue to her bow.  I used a Martha Stewart punch on the sides of the DP.  

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

I've entered the following challenges:

Brown Sugar #19 - You have me in stitches
The Ribbon Girl - Christmas projects
Incy Wincy Designs - Non-traditional Christmas colors
The Pink Elephant #177 - Make it girly
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday #91 - Christmas
 Divas by Design #64 - Let it snow

Monday, December 3, 2012

Here Comes the Bride

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to say how lucky we all are in this crazy crafting blog world.  I have been going through a rough time lately and I have received so much support from everyone.  Thank you all so much.  Today, Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring two great challenges.  The first is Card Mania.  Their challenge is Weddings and I am happy to say that I am a guest designer for them with my take on a dark wedding.  We are also sponsoring The Crafty Bloggers Network.  Their challenge is Anything Goes so this card works for them as well.  

Crating has always been a stress reliever for me but lately, even crafting has failed me.  However, I am really happy with the way this one came out.  I almost zoned out while creating this and it was really a good feeling.  I colored my SSD bride with Copics, cut her out and popped her up on SU dimensionals.  I drew the fishnets on with a liner pen.  The shoes have a touch of glossy accents on them.  The paper is from my box-o'-scraps.  The ribbon that you can barely see is from my nieces wedding.  The black pieces are a from Irene's papers -n- things.  It is a large flower and I cut it in half.  I attached it with some Helmar 450 glue.

My inspiration for this card was my niece Becca.  This is the type of thing she loves.  I got her approval on it yesterday.  Thanks Becca.  Speaking of nieces, this weekend was one of the best I have had in ages.  I got to spend it with two of my nieces.  I spent Saturday with Bianca and Sunday with Kennedie.  I love them both it was such a treat for me to spend time with them.  Thanks girls.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Entered these challenges:

Joanna Sheen - Anything goes excluding Christmas
Card Mania #9 - Weddings / Anniversaries
Marker POP #12 - Deep Reds
The Pink Elephant #177 - Make it girly
Crafty Catz #161 - Recycle / upcycle (ribbon from wedding)
Delicious Doodles #13 - Goth vs pretty
The Crafty Blogger #6 - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes

Sunday, December 2, 2012



Did you know The Grinch lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a mountain north of friendly Whoville. The Grinch keeps to himself, living only with his dog, Max. Characterized as having a heart "two sizes too small," the Grinch is annoyed by the sounds of Happy Who-Stampers. One Who-Stamper in particular bothered him more than any other, Laura Lou Who.
363 days in Whoville prision gave him plenty of time to think about her and those Happy Who-Stampers and how they put him away last year. With an evil smile on his face he gathered his thoughts, and laid out a plan. One quick whistle and he escaped once again. Outside the prison walls he hitched up his sleigh and was on his Grinch Grinchy way.

LauraLou Who reported a break-in to Whoville police on Tuesday. After an initial investigation, police have started to compile a list of items missing. As of 6am this morning the list includes the following:

CV125 Bah Humbug Stamp Set - valued at $15.00
Copic Sketch Marker 12 piece EX-6 Set - valued at $85.00
Stipple Brush Gift Set - valued at $15.00

Whoville Police are asking Happy Who-Stampers to become Honorary Deputy Patrol Officers and help capture the Grinch.

The more patrol officers they acquire, the more missing item will be found - (that's prizes for us).

Sign up started Dec 1st. Prizes will start on Monday and continue through December 10th.

Take a quick trip over to Creative Vision to get the details!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Giveaway by Bellaidea

Check out this fabulous candy!  Here's her blog