Friday, July 31, 2009


Isn't this guy adorable? I can't wait to use him for a fall card. Fall is just around the corner, even though here in Texas you wouldn't know that.

If you would like to download him free - go to Digital Delights. Wendy has some really cute images.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Doesn't this make you want to go and lie on a beach somewhere? I used a technique on this card that I have wanted to try forever. I stamped my images with Stazon on acetate and then colored the back side with Copics and added Stickles. I am entering this card in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I also entered it in the Roses on Paper Challenge and The Creative Inspirations Challenge.

I used three stamps by Great Impressions. I stamped the fish, masked it, stamped the plant, masked it, and stamped the sand and shells. On the outside of the acetate, I have the fish a little google eye and the bubbles are Rain Dots by Cloud 9. I finished off the card with sheer ribbon and a gold fish charm. I didn't do as many layers as I normally do, because the design did not call for it. The three panels are popped up and then I popped up the image.

The DP is so pretty I was able to keep the inside simple. I cut at the yellow shell with cardstock and chalked it, which makes a nice place to write a short note.

Thank you for looking at my card.

Please leave me comment and let me know what you think. I really enjoy reading the comments and appreciate the time you take to post one. They keep me going forward and inspire me tremendously.


Wendy over at Delightful Sketches just released her new digis today. If you are always looking for an image for a male card, check these out. The DT cards are out of this world.

Below is the sketch for this week's challenge. It will run until August 6th DON"T FORGET - tomorrow is Freebie Friday. Wendy releases a new freebie every Friday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


I am going to be a Design Team Member for Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I am so honored to be part of this team. The last two cards I made are images from Wendy's Digi Store. If you have not been to her website, Creations by Louby Loo, you should hop over there and see her beautiful cards. There is also a bi-weekly challenge on Delightful Sketches. A new sketch and challenge will be starting this Thursday. Be sure and take a look and join in the fun.
Also, this Thursday, Wendy will be releasing a new set of digis. You don't want to miss this exciting set. I hear it will be worth the wait.
Every Friday is Freebie Friday at Digital Delights there is a free digi download. They are always soooo cute !!
Digital Delights is also sponsoring two other challenges this week. Creative Card Crew and Papertake Weekly. Check them out for a chance to win free digis.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Get your sunglasses on for this card. It is so bright and cheerful !!! The image is from Digital Delights. This little guy is so full of joy and happiness you can't help but smile when you look at his face. It's as though he is saying "Hi" or that he wants to celebrate with you. It is such a versatile image it can be used for many occasions.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamp with Fun - Use shapes or punches - I used MS punch

Creative Inspirations - Something old, something new - The image is new and the paper and ribbon are old.

Digital Tuesday - Easy as 1-2-3 - Use 3 embellishments - I used ribbon, charm, and buttons

Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Use dies or punches - I used MS punch

Our Creative Corner - Triple Play - Use 3 embellishments from a list. I used ribbon, charm, and buttons.

Simon Says Challenge - Use summer fruits or summer fruit colors - I have all the colors on this card

There are ten layers on the front of this card. The image cut out two times and popped up, and the face was popped up a third time. The image was colored with Copics and I used waxy flax in the buttons. The grass is glossed with Crystal Effects. Of course, I had to add some stickles.

I tried to capture the many layers.

I liked the happiness on this little guy's face so much I used him on the inside as well.

The paper is K & Company backed with SU cardstock. I used MS punch and machine stitching.

Thank you for looking at my card.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Your comments give me inspiration and keep me motivated.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


These sweet images are digis from Digital Delights. This is my first time to use digis and they were so much fun. You can size them, emboss them, and color however you want. I used two digis - Maggie and Maggie background. Check out Wendy's digis. She has some really awesome ones. The paper is SEI and CTMH. I made this card for the Friday Sketchers challenge, Creative Card Crew challenge, Simon Says challenge and Creative Inspirations challenge.

I painted the flowers and clouds with shimmerez. The picture does not capture the shimmering of the clouds. If you click on the picture you can see her vest and hair bows are paper pieced. The dragonfly is a metal embellishments and I have added gems.

The images are colored with Copics and some are accented with shimmerez. I paper toled the images for a 3D dimension. Maggie was colored and popped up three times.

The inside is finished out with a MS punch and a stamped flower. The flower is colored with copics and accented with a Spica pen. It is popped up once.

Please let me know what you think of this card. Your comments inspire me and motivate me to contine. Please email if you have any questions.

Thank you for looking.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


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I will be giving away candy again in honor of Independence Day - July 4th. What better way to celebrate our independence?

I had so much much fun with the Memorial Day giveaway. I enjoyed reading the comments and visiting other blogs from all over the world. There was so much creativity. They really did motivate and inspire me. I learned a few tips along the way.

I more than exceeded my goal on my last giveaway. My goal this time is to reach 250 followers. Hopefully, this one will be just as successful.

You have until midnight CST JULY 4TH to enter. The drawing will be on July 5th.
All you have to do to enter is:

1. BECOME A FOLLOWER......if you are not already one.

2. Post a picture linked to my blog on your sidebar. If you do not have a blog, then email your friends and spread the word

3. Leave a comment. I would love to visit your blog.

I will be giving away a few items that some of you may have wanted to try, but did not want to purchase. Please see the list below:

I will ship worldwide !


Close to My Heart paper pack - "Key to My Heart"

Close to My Heart stamp set - "Key to My Heart"

Close to My Heart stamps pads (3) to match the above

Shimmerz - 3 jars

Stickles (Ice) - 3 bottles

Smooch - 2 bottles

Spica Pens - 2

Whiff of Joy Stamp - Willow summer breeze

Whiff of Joy Stamp - Willow with strawberry basket

Retro flower punch


WOW! What wonderful comments and blogs. I enjoyed reading all the comments and the blogs are so full of creativity. They are such an inspiration and motivation to me. I hope all of you will continue to follow my blog and leave me comments on how I am doing. Thanks to all of you for helping me achieve and surpass my goal.

I know, you want to know who the winner is. OK - Drumroll ................................................

She was chosen by
Val, please email me with you address.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I made this card for the Delightful Sketch Challenge. This is their first challenge, be sure and check them out. The stamp is from The Craft Lounge and the DP is Rock Star a Daisy Bucket Design. With fireworks exploding, I thought this would make a perfect shaker card. I am also entering this card in the ABC challenge , Stamp Something, Charisma Cardz Challenge, Allsorts Challenge, Cute Card Thursday, and Cafe Mojo.

The image is stamped, heat embossed and colored with Copics. The picture doesn't show it very well, but I used a Spica pen on the fireworks to add a touch of glitter. The beads are red, blue, and gold.

The DP is so pretty and perfect for the 4th, the inside didn't need any extras, other than a place to write a short note. The curly ribbon adds a nice touch.

Don't forget you have until midnight July4th to enter the blog candy giveaway.

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this card.

Thank you for viewing and HAVE A WONDERFUL JULY 4TH !!!!