Friday, October 29, 2010


Just plain old BOO!!! Hope everyone is ready for Halloween this weekend. Keep the little ones safe and have a fun time!

This was a fun card to make because of this cute little Witchy Poo image (by Boni-Boutelle-Jones) for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Don't forget, Pamela is closing her store and having a HUGE sale. Be sure and check it out today!

This is my last week as a Digi Guest Designer for FCD and I have to say I've loved every minute of it. So thank you Pamela, Shelly, and all the rest of the DT. It's been a wonderful, enjoyable experience.
The card stock I used for this was Only Orange, Black, White, and Lavender Lace (or maybe it was Lovely Lavender - one of those lavenders anyway). I colored the spooky little gal in Copics and SU markers - note: I also added bloodshot eyes! The "Boo" was done with some chip board I had - colored it and then added a little glitter. On the white "oo's" I painted on some of that fabulous paint ( Fairy Dust) from Creative Inspirations Paint. I did a little stitching around the unknown DP, added the ribbon, tacked the little orange brad on it - and POOF, it was completed.

This is for several challenges - check them out and be inspired!
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Nightmares (This little green eyed witch would definitely give me nightmares!
Paper Playtime - Halloween
Corrosive Challenges by Janet - Halloween or Orange and Black
Paper Play Challenges - A haunting we will go...
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Scream, You Scream......

How about a nice refreshing SUMMER card! Actually, we're having temperatures in the 90's again this week and so what would taste better than a little ice cream cone! Looks pretty yummy doesn't it! (Just don't swallow the rhinestones)!
I used the Sweet Scoops set from SU, along with some Pixie Pink, White, and Paper Studio DP. I stamped the little ice cream cones and then after stamping the scoops, cut them out and popped them up. The DP had the little polka dots on it so I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder on the solid pink. Since this will be for a young girl, I just HAD to add those rhinestones to the scoops!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Simply a Birthday

This is a VERY clean and simple card.....and it's a CASE from "Ambouth" over at SCS. I saw hers and thought how pretty it was so decided to CASE it. I will tell you this though - she tied her ribbon a lot prettier that this one!!!

I used Certainly Celery, White, and Brocade Blue. The butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings die. One of these days I'm going to make a card with it covered in butterflies....this die just makes the cutest!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Farewell to FCD Blog Hop

It's a party - but a VERY SAD one I'm afraid. Firecracker Designs by Pamela is closing the store. She still has lots of rubber and clear stamps on SALE though so be sure to stop by and check it out. The digital images will be around for awhile so grab some of those too while you're there.

So, it's a sad farewell party! Just try not to get "sloshed" like this little guy - ok!

This is one of the digital images from Firecracker Designs by Pamela called Hillbilly Moonshine (by Boni Boutelle-Jones). He's a cutie with his little jug of brew and he comes with several sentiments that will surely make you smile.

I colored him with Copics and SU markers - dirty feet and all! I printed out the image twice, colored, it, then cut out the jug and popped it up on dimensionals. The patterned paper (from CTMH) coordinates with the Spots and Dots embossing folder I used.

NOW, more about the BLOG HOP!!!!! This will be the last one by FCD so be sure and participate. It's a circular hop - just follow the links and you'll end up where you started. The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess so be sure and leave a comment on every blog so you don't miss out. Also leave your e-mail in your comment so Pamela can contact you if you're the winner. The Hop officially starts at 8:00 a.m. (EST) Friday 10-22-10 and ends on Monday 10-25-10 at 8:00 p.m. (EST).

To continue the circle, hop over to Pamela's Blog and just keep going until you've come back where you started . Thanks so much for playing along and hope you have a great time.

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Another Thanksgiving Card

Yep, here's another card for fall or Thanksgiving. I really don't usually send out many cards (at all) for Thanksgiving, but I'm on a roll here it seems! This is one of those cards that started out one way and ended up entirely different. I finally got the whole thing completed, and decided to add the extra strip of scalloped green. I'm not really sure I should have done that but thought maybe it would kinda "tie" into the ribbon I used. Anyway, what's done is done!

This is for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge - One of these things is not like the other.

The leaf I used is from Autumn Days set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes -both SU. The top half (Very Vanilla) was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and of the scallop strips were done with a SU punch. I also used Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie card stock. And ah......the ribbon! Last year I found this ribbon at Wal-Mart and got a couple of rolls. The more I looked at it (and used it) the more I fell in love with it. Of course, when I went to get more they didn't have any! I even had a blogger buddy looking for some for me and it was just not to be found. Well, a month or so ago, lo and behold I found some! Yipee! I bought all they had. It's just great for fall and Thanksgiving cards.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Riding by......

Just a little fall-ish card for everyone today (oh, and I have another one for tomorrow too)! This bicycle image is from OCL and the set comes with all kinds of accessories. I didn't use any on this card though - instead I used the little pumpkins accessory from Loads of Love (SU). It fit on there pretty good I thought.

This is for the Paper Players challenge - a sketch. I really like this layout because you can either "dress it up" or "dress it down".

As I said, the bicycle image is from OCL and I colored it, and the pumpkins, with Copics and SU markers. I then sponged a little Crumb Cake color around the image. I used one of Texturz plates from SU on the orange background. It doesn't make a deep impression but I liked the look of it. The "frame" around the image was done with SU punches. I kept thinking I needed to make a double frame but it turned out to be just a little bit TOO much so I stuck with the single one.

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Monday, October 18, 2010


Several months ago a friend and I went to Hobby Lobby. She found a "sale" basket and picked up this charm of a cowboy on a bucking horse. It was so tiny you could hardly tell what it was. Well, she threw it into my basket and said I NEEDED it!!! It was only like 25 cents but I kept thinking - WHAT am I going to do with that thing! I threw it in the button container and forgot about it. When I saw the sketch on SCS this week (#302) and decided to make the card with the Little Buckaroo image from Stampabilities, I thought of that little charm. So I guess maybe I did NEED it after all!!! I wouldn't normally think of putting a charm on a little boys card, but I figure he'll be so busy looking for the money inside the card he won't even notice that charm!

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Saturday, October 16, 2010


This is just so clean and simple - and yes, QUICK! If you have a lot of Christmas cards to make though, this is the route to go. I saw this one in Card Marker magazine yesterday by Michelle Woerner and knew that I had to CASE it. It's a very quick card to make - and you use up some scraps in the process! I made one in green at first and then realized I didn't have any green rhinestones. I tried coloring some with a Copic marker but they came out looking a little yellow. So decided to do one in red. The sentiment is from Stampabilities.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Change of Pace

Just a little change of pace from all the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall, and Christmas cards! This is actually looking more like "spring" to me - and we have a ways to go before we hit that time of year again. But, I just couldn't resist this precious little digi image and went ahead and made a card with it. The image is from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Due to her store closing soon, she is have a huge SALE right now so be sure and check it out. Isn't this little bear just the cutest, sitting on that log!! I think he's ready for the party to begin.

I used some Only Orange, Ballet Blue, and Chocolate Chip card stock. The DP is Pawistively (retired) from SU. I printed him out twice and then cute out one of the balloons. After coloring them and adding Liquid Glass, I popped one of them up on dimensionals. I added a little bit of stitching and the buttons to complete the card.

This is my third submission for the digi Guest Designer spot at Firecracker Designs. Be sure and check out Pamela's store for the sale and just to see all the fabulous images and rubber and clear stamps she has! Also take a peek at her blog!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Masculine Christmas Card

I usually send out a couple of Christmas cards to just males. I found this sketch over at Taylored Expressions Sketch #131 and thought Dasher (SU) would, well...just look "dashing" on it! I used some more manly looking colors I think - like the Always Artichoke and Real Red. The patterned paper is from Paper Pizazz. I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE plaid - so really like using this. Kind of gives it a "manly feel". I embossed Dasher with some of the Egyptian Gold embossing powder. Again, I used the Square Lattice embossing folder and also used a SU punch. The snowflakes were made using a MS punch and then I added gold brads in the center.
This is for the challege at Taylored Expressions.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Little Things

The theme for the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint is "Little Things". When I first saw this, I thought of, well.....little things (objects). Then, I thought, about the "little things" in life that make me happy! I mean like you go to the mall and find a parking space right in front of the store you need to go into! about getting a GOOD haircut. See what I mean. To me, another "little thing" is telling someone "thanks". How often do you receive a "thank you" card anymore? I created this card for a friend just to say "thanks so much" for being my friend.

Now you're going to have to just trust me on this one, but this is really pretty and shiny in real life! I used Pretty in Pink and Lovely Lilac card stock and the camera just did not do those colors justice at all!!! The little butterflies were made using the Beautiful Wings die and the sentiment is from Watercolor Trio. On the butterflies I used the colors Amethyst and Tutu Pink by Creative Inspirations Paint and they just shimmer and shine! The rectangle was made using SU punches.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Season of Change

I guess "fall" is officially here however we don't have any leaves falling just yet. They usually start falling in November around here - then I'll probably be more inclined to say "fall" is actually here! This will be one of my cards that I send out at Thanksgiving.

If I'm not mistaken, this is a digi image from Karen's Doodles. So "fallish" looking and pretty. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU). I actually tried something different with this and colored the pumpkins with my stamp pads and blender pens. I think they came out pretty good anyway. I used the Square Lattice die and an oval nestie, along with some twill ribbon, old button, SU punch, and some twine.

The layout is from Get Sketchy - and this is for their challenge this week.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Beautiful Poinsettia

This is probably the prettiest image of a poinsettia that I have ever seen! It's a digital image from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. Pamela has a HUGE sale going on right now so pop over and check it out. While you're in that direction, also look at her blog! It's just great. This is my second submission for my digi Guest Designer spot for Firecracker Designs by Pamela.

I used some Cherry Cobbler and white. The white is embossed with the Scrollwork folder from Cuttlebug. This just makes the perfect background for an image. I printed out the poinsettia twice and cut the center flower out of one of the images. After coloring this with Copics, I added dimensionals to the cut out flower and popped it up. I also added a little glitter to the leaves and flowers for some "oomph"! I felt I needed a little something at the bottom of the image since I didn't center it exactly right in the embossed part (image that!), so I added the little pearls.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ghost Stories

The theme for the challenge over at Creative Inspirations Paints is "Bedtime Stories"! Ok, you ask, so why am I posting a Halloween card?

When I was a very young girl ( a LONG time ago mind you) my brother and I would spend the night at my great aunt's house sometimes. As bedtime stories, she told us ghost stories.....with the ghosts, vampires, goblins, etc. I'm serious! She was a fabulous story teller and we would usually go home and have nightmares for days! In fact, I think I was in high school before I finally quit checking under my bed at night for something like the creature from the Black Lagoon! Scary! I just hope it didn't warp my mind too much!

One of the granddaughters requested that her Halloween card be very shiny and have lots of ribbon! I think this will qualify. I used some Glimmer Mist on the gray looking background -smearing it all over after spraying. Gives it a nice shine. Then I took a match (actually, matches) and burnt all the edges of that piece. I also frayed all the ends of the black and white ribbon to make it look "scary"! On the three images (from SU Booglie Eyes) I used some Copics and Creative Inspirations paint (Silver Frost). Now that stuff REALLY shines! The layout is from Diva Coffee Break Designs.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Ho, Ho, Ho

Just giving everyone an early Ho, Ho, Ho!!! I'm really not even wanting to think about Christmas just yet, but guess I have too. I'm trying to create a few Christmas cards each week.

This image is from a stamp that I got at an Estate sale last year - from RubberStampede. It really looks very vintage - but my card doesn't. I still like this layout from SCS and card - and think it'll be easy to mail (in other words, NO EXTRA POSTAGE)! What a plus that one will be! I used some Real Red, Soft Suede, and White. The patterned paper is from Flair. I embossed the red background with the Square Lattice folder from SU.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

What Is It?

Ok, here's the question - is this a doxie or a basset? It's L-O-N-G but it also has VERY long ears! I'm going with the answer being a doxie - maybe it's because we have a little doxie about this color and yes, he is long (and you guessed it - his name is Rambo)! He just doesn't have the ears that drag the ground.

Isn't this just a precious little image? It's from the Digi Doodle Shop! Go check it out - they have some very cute (and pretty) images. And also check out the Stamps R Us challenge - the theme for the challenge this week is "Nature"! Be sure and add your entry for a chance to win.

I stamped the image and then "shingled" the roof with some strips of brown card stock. The house is colored red with a Copic marker and the little doxie is colored with Prismacolor pencils. I used chalk for the grass and sky.

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Friday, October 1, 2010


I'm so excited to announce that I'm a digi Guest Designer for Firecracker Designs by Pamela for the month of October!!! What a wonderful store Pamela has. Check it out and you'll see all the digital images, plus red rubber and clear stamps. There's a big sale going on right now as the store will be closing soon (sadly), so pop over there and take a look. Also, go take a look at Pamela's blog! Fantastic!

This little cowboy image, star, and the "howdy" sentiment are from the Cowboy Roundup set at Firecracker Designs. The set has several little cowboy images and sentiments. I used some Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla card stock. The patterned paper is from CTMH. I colored this little guy with SU markers and a couple of Copics. After completing the card, layering, piercing, etc....I felt it just needed a little something extra. That's when I remembered I had some burlap left over from using in a deer blind! So I frayed part of it and also added that to give it a "rustic" look.

Just a very short story here about the "howdy" part. When my son first started college at Texas A & M University we made a trip to visit. As we walked around the campus and passed students, they all said "howdy"! Not hi, hello, or anything except "howdy"! My son greeted everybody the same way. We found out that was one of the traditions of the school. By the time we left there I thought if I ever heard another person say "howdy" in my life, I would just strangle them!!! So before anyone, we do not all greet each other with "howdy" here in Texas!

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