Friday, December 19, 2008

New Release and a PARTY!

Crafty Secrets has again outdone themselves with this gorgeous, Home Sweet Home set. It feels like you've stepped right into a fairy tale! These images are so much fun to color! This was my other sample using this cute set. I again used my Copics and Nesties. The key is also part of the set. I stamped in with Staz On onto a Shrinky Dink, cut it out, and heat it up. I used it as a cute little accent!

Isn't that key just too cute?
Don't forget, Crafty Secrets is offering blog candy, including this brand new set! Sandy will pick a winner on Christmas Eve.
AND JUST AS a REMINDER.........TONIGHT, December 19th, Noel and the rest of us gals are hosting a Holiday Cocktail Party! There will be "drinks," recipes, challenges, and prizes! And really, who doesn't like a good party? Hope to see you there tonight!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Set by Crafty Secrets!!!!

Have I told you lately how much I LOVE Crafty Secrets? Every stamp set Sandy creates, I fall in love with! This is her new set called, Home Sweet Home. I ADORE this set! These sweet images are so much fun to color! I colored my image in with Copics and used Basic Grey paper. I decided to cut up the sentiment for a bit for interest and because I couldn't make the sentiment "work" with my LO! I used a couple of vintage buttons I got from my very dear friend, Mary Ann. (500 buttons! I am proud to grace the name of Button Whore! Yea baby! LOL!) I also used my those too!

Starting Thursday (Dec. 18th), Crafty Secrets will be running a SPECIAL SALE that includes FREE stamp sets! Sandy is also doing a blog candy drawing, and will be posting more design team samples! Lots of goodies if you stop by the Crafty blog HERE!
JUST A REMINDER: Since last week I totally screwed up the date of Noel's Holiday Cocktail Party (my bad.......), I want to remind you that it is THIS Friday, Dec. 19th. Join us at the MB for "cocktails," games, challenges, and of course.......PRIZES!!!
*** I promise to e-mail you ladies today who asked for Jo's address. I am not juggling my responsibilities well these last few weeks.......I apologize! I went to the wake and met Jo's family.......such sweet dear people. Her hubby is such a nice man. So your cards will mean a lot to him and the family. He truly supported her "little habit!"

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vintage Santa

Just a quick card I made using this gorgeous image from the Crafty Secret's Christmas Journaling Booklet. I simply matted it and added pretty trims and embellishments to finish it off. No coloring involved at all!

Just a quick post tonight.....I have been staying up too late again, and it is catching up to me!
**** For those of you who wanted Joanne's address, I will e-mail you tomorrow with it. I am sure her family would appreciate it. Her wake is tonight. I feel like her death is going to hit me like a ton of bricks when I go pay my respects.......

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sweet 'n Sassy's Round Up!

Every month the gals of Sweet 'n Sassy have a special card to show you. All of the cards created for the Round up are posted on the SNSS blog. These talented women have outdone themselves! Their projects and cards are just awesome! This card was created using Winter at Home. The set was created by our very own Chris Dickinson.
The images have such a cozy feel to them, and they are such fun to color. I made a few more of these "sugared" snowflakes inspired by Anna Wight. They are cut with Kraft cardstock. You spread glue all over and sprinkle chunky glitter. When it is dry, I spray walnut ink to distress them further. I finished it off with a button and floss. Head on over to the SNSS blog to see what the other gals have cooked up!
***Thank you so much for your kind words of support. It is so touching to know there are so many kind souls out there.........I am sure Joanne is smiling up in heaven at all the love she has received.........

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Heavy Heart.....

I should be posting a card or scrap LO, but it almost seems trivial. A good friend and fellow blogger, Joanne, passed away suddenly Friday night. She was part of our "Stampin Diva's" group. I met her years ago through my MIL at a SU! demonstration. My MIL became close friends with Joanne. It didn't take long for Jo to wiggle her way into my life and the lives of others. We started meeting once a month to stamp, chat, eat, and just be silly. So needless to say, her death is a huge shock. One that I don't think has even quite sunk in.

I guess the lesson here is to appreciate the people you love. Spend time with them, love them, and in the words of Tim McGraw, "Live Like You Were Dying."

I am honored to have known Jo. She was a sweet, talented, and funny woman and she will be greatly missed. You are with the angels Jo.................