Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Meet Fashionista. She is an image from the Elisabeth Bell Collection for SCACD. Isn't she fun? How many of us shop with a cell phone to our ear?

Today is my granddaughter's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLE !!! She loves to shop. I will be going to Alabama to see her the day after Christmas and I will take this to her along with her birthday present. She is 5 years old today.

Now, on to the card. I have wanted to make one of these cards with the drawers. This particular card has 4 drawers with an Easel card on top. I paper pieced the image and colored her hair and skin with Copics. The orange spray is one I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Birthday card
Stamp With Fun - Little Presents
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Sew Beady - use beads somewhere
Daring Cardmakers - Going Dotty
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - Bling it Up
Charisma Cardz - Anything but Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Anything but a card - I guess this would qualify
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Last Minute Gifts - This was a last minute gift for birthday

The little knobs on the drawers are wood that I painted orange. As you can see, the drawers are also lined with the same background paper as the card.

I love these little Petaloo flowers. They can be used in so many ways.

The picture does not show the stickles around the edge very well. The swirl is also glittered.

This is what the card looks like closed. I hope you enjoyed viewing my card and will stop by again.

You can find the tutorial for this here. Thank you Kirsten.

Everyone have a wonderful holiday and Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This image is an Elisabeth Bell for SCACD - Boho Chic.

Our wonderful leader challenged us this week to do a Fancy Fold card with one of the images from the Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #2. That was easy for me. I love these images. I have been wanting to do a flap card so I gave it a try and added a pocket for a gift card. This image, Boho Chic, reminds me of one of my granddaughters - Mackenzie. She loves bright colors and wild hairstyles and considers herself a hippie chic. Mind you, she is only 10. I colored the image with Copics and added stickles for some sparkle. The bow was made using the Bow Easy( my favorite tool) and I added a Petaloo Dazzler flower. Check out the glitter buttons. I put a rhinestone on them instead of scrappers floss to bring it together. This is the first time I have used these buttons and I was surprised to see so much glitter. They make a wonderful embellishment. I was able to get a little stitching, but not as much layering as I like to do.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Whimsy Stamps - Die Cuts
Frosted Designs - Use a Scallop
Stamp Something - Glitzy something
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fancy Folds

This sentiment is a Susanament. It worked so great with the image and the whole theme of this card. I get the older grandkids gift cards for Chirstmas so I am always looking for new ways to present them. I made the flap card and added a pocket for the gift card. Works perfectly.

I made a simple envelope for the card and I won't have to put a name on it because the colors fit Mackenzie's personality.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure and check out the other DT samples. They are a great inspiration and will give you alot of new ideas.

Susana is having a great sale right now. Be sure and check out her Specials.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Isn't this image just adorable? It is "Kringlet" from the Victoria Case Winter Wonderland Collection designed exclusively for SCACD.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Red and Green
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Color Me Wonderful - use your favorite coloring medium
Simon Says - Winter Love
Charisma Cardz - Anything Christmas
Colour Create - Green, Red and White
Allsorts - Buttons
Saturday Spotlight - Hats On
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Everybody Art Challenge - Stitching

Good Morning! Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My oldest daughter and her family came in from Alabama and we all had Thanksgiving together at my youngest daughter's house. It is so nice to get together with family, but always so sad to see them leave.

Well, I have to confess I made two other boxes, but they did not turn out the way I wanted so I made a clear box. Actually, I bought the clear box and decorated it. I have several of the boxes and they are great to decorate and fill with candy, gift card or whatever you would like. I love this little Kringlet image it is so cheerful and happy. I stamped it twice and cut it out and popped it up. It is colored with Copics. Then, I used several different colors of stickles for the glitz and added a real little Christmas bell on the end of his cap. Check out the bow - I made it with the Bow Easy from SCACD. Believe me, this is the best $5 I ever spent. The border punch is a MS. To finish it off, I added three buttons with little bows and filled with metallic red confetti.
This little box is fun to make, but the image is what really makes it. I added a ribbon handle so it can be hung on the tree or on the fireplace.

Please be sure to check out the other DT samples. There is a tutorial and lots of good ideas for Christmas boxes. You can them out here.

Thank you for stopping by. If you have time, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.