Saturday, March 1, 2008

My First card as Guest Designer for Crafty Secrets!

This card was created with Crafty Secret's Sweet Kids set. (It will be available at Crafty Secrets soon!) I love all of these adorable images! I used my Copics to color her in. I also used the Spellbinders to cut and emboss the image. I used my new Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, pearls, Colorbok paper, vintage lace, and my Sewing machine. Thanks for visiting me today! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!

My Exciting News!!!

I am the Guest Designer for March over at Crafty Secrets!!! This is a DREAM come true for me! As many of you know, I LOVE their products! So you will be seeing lots of projects made with their products. Check Splitcoast and the Crafty Secret's blog!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Did You Notice?

I got these cute stamps from Sophia over at Moonlight Inker. I love these Magnolia stamps! Did you notice that I added a mouth and nose to her? I got the idea from my good friend Simone over at Daily Dose of Spazz. It bothered her that these kids had no noses or mouths! So I gave her one for her birthday last month with a nose and mouth! You can see that card HERE. So I stuck with that idea! Anyway, I had to do some masking because the bench and her are two separate stamps. I colored the image with my Copics. I masked the images a second time when using my Copic airbrush. I don't remember who the paper is by. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. I used a few Prima flowers, some vintage ribbon threaded through the button, and my sewing machine!

The house is quiet......finally! I am watching my niece and nephew for a couple of days. My nephew is 2 1/2 and my niece is 8 months. My house looks like a toy factory blew up in here! We painted and colored and read books.......I am now exhausted! I guess that is why I only had 2 children! I love having them though and am looking forward to spending the day with them tomorrow!

I will be posting some blog candy soon.....AND I have some VERY exciting news to share with you VERY soon!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

From the Garden...and a RAK!

I just got this new set from SU! I colored the image in with my Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol. I added rhinestones to the center and glitter to the petals. I cut the petals out a bit with an Xacto knife. I wanted them to pop up a bit. I mounted the image and added some vintage lace around it. I can't decide if I am crazy about how this turned out.......What do ya think?
Isn't this card adorable? I bought a few Magnolia stamps from Sophia Landry and she sent this in the package. She is a master at coloring images and a sweetheart! They all have such depth! Thanks so much Sophia!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another Sweet n' Sassy sneak peek! And a BBTB Challenge!

I combined Sweet n' Sassy's new set coming out in March with Bitten by the Bug's Challenge to use the photo corner from the Jasmine cartridge! (Whew....what a run on sentence that was!) The chick was colored in with my Copics. The paper is by Basic Grey and Crafty Secret's Earthy pad. The background stamp is by Cornish Heritage Farms, the paper flowers are by Doodlebug.

We are going to visit Cortney's new school tomorrow and meet her new teacher. She won't start until April 7th after Spring break. I am a bit nervous, yet excited for this new journey to begin!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sneak Peek at Sweet n' Sassy's Newest Release!

Sweet n' Sassy is releasing a Punny Farm set in March. I just love these cute little pigs! I stamped them on Basic Grey paper. You know the piece of paper in the front that shows you what's in the package? I used it because the patterns were teeny tiny! I cut out the pig's head and mounted it on a pop dot. I used my Spellbinders to cut the Scalloped card. The card is fairly small, but I like all things tiny!

Watch for some CRAP Room blog candy coming soon!

Just a "wee" bit behind in Scrapbooking......

How sad, that it is almost March, and I am just getting to scrap last year's Halloween photos. I really do have a difficult time going from cardmaking to scrapping. I have been making more cards than I will ever be able to send in a lifetime!!! So why do I keep making them? I guess because they are a bit easier, and give me instant gratification! My scrap pages sometimes take me days! (I know I will be hearing about this from Simone! LOL) I continually move things around until it is just right, then I will glue it all down. I am trying really hard to get back to my roots, which was scrapbooking!

So on to the page. The title was cut using my Cricut, Opposites Attract cartridge. I glittered each letter. I also used journaling stamps by My Minds Eye. I think the rest of it is pretty self-explanatory!

Happy Monday everyone! (Now there's an oxymoron for ya! LOL!)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Another Jar and a RAK!

Here is another jar that I purchased in the Bridal Dept. at Michaels. I used a cute little bird from Autumn Leaves. I used the Spellbinders in a few different sizes for the circles. The sparkly brown paper is from Doodlebug. I used a jewlery tag to add the person's name. I just bought more of these and think i will be making some St. Patty's Day Jars!
Isn't this RAK hysterical? This is from my good blogging buddy, Mary Ann. On the other side, it reads, "Breast Wishes for a Happy Valentine's Day!" I love her sense of humor. I visit her daily to get my laugh in for the day! She also has some fantastic creations! (Go ahead, pay her a visit!)