Friday, July 30, 2010


Good Morning! I hope you are having fun hopping around. You should have arrived here from the very talented Carolyn's blog and you should have started at the fabulous Elaine's blog. Are you excited about the new AURORA COLLECTION 2 BY VICTORIA CASE FOR SCACD. This is one of the cutest stamp sets ever. This image is "Bee Mine. These stamps are also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie.

This card is bright and cheerful to match Aurora's personality. She is colored with Copics and accented with Viva Decor. I used the Viva Glitter Gel Pen to accent the bee's wings and the butterfly in her hair. The wings were first painted with Shimmerz and then I used the Glitter Pen. The pearls around the frame and on the borders were made using the Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White. The papers, ribbon, and flowers are from my stash. The cute little bows were made using my favorite tool, the Bow Easy.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge - Use primary pink and blue
Create 4 Fun - Use Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Creative Cottage - Lots of layers/texture
Gingersnap Creations #62 - Markers
Practical Scrappers - Use 7 different items (cs, dp, ribbon, ink, markers, stitching, pearl pen, punch, glitter pen, shimmerz)
My Time to Craft - Check it Out (checked paper)
Dutch Dare Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Card for Baby or Child
Crazy 4 Challenge - Photo/Girly Inspiration

Now, for more fun hop on over to the creative Kim's blog. Isn't this fun? I love blog hops.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate you stopping by.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Good Morning!! Don't you just love little animal stamp? This is one of my favorite stamps. I would take home all the little dogs and cats if I could. This image is "A PUPPY IS LOVE" from the Victoria Case Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection.

The challenge for the DT this week was to create a project using an animal stamp. I may have cheated a little using this one, but it is so darn cute. The image is colored with Copics and I used a little VIVA 3D glitter gel on her shoes - a girl has to have a little glitz. Did you notice the mesh used on the background behind the image? I thought it added a little different look. The DP has a lot of texture and glitter. It is from the Kitchen paper pack. I know the little turquoise embellishments are flower centers, but they are pretty enough to stand alone. The wire ribbon bow was made with my Bow Easy and the card was finished off with a sentiment accented with a dog bone clip.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile it on Challenge - Stretch that Plastic (Mesh)
Crafty Creations - Happy or Sweet
Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely- Lots of Layers
Daring Cardmakers - Layer it Up
My Time to Craft - Check it Out (mesh background)
Creative Inspirations - Animals ( do puppies count)

This picture is just taken from a different angle to show the different layers and dimension. I had so much fun making this card.

Please go over to the store blog here and check out the other DT projects. You know you won't be disappointed and you can get lots of ideas.

Now, for some exciting news! She's Back - Better Then Ever Release by Victoria Case for SCACD will be released soon so, as always, there will be yummy yummy candy. You can enter from the 25th thru the 29th 11:00PM EST. There are 3 different blogs where you can enter. That means 3 chances to win. Please go here to see details.

There will be a really fun blog hop this FRIDAY (30th). Please come back and join us for the fun.

I appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you Friday.


Friday, July 23, 2010


GOOD MORNING! Today is going to be a fun day. I am so happy you could join us.

Quixotic Paperie owned by the Fabulous Elaine and our Susana of SCACD have been partnering on efforts behind the scenes such that they consider each other international Sister Stores. They are combining efforts on certain mutual adventures starting with this awesome Viva Blog Hop which of course involves yummy Candy !! So make sure you stop at BOTH store Blogs HERE for SCACD and HERE for Quixotic Paperie. You will have a chance to win a set of 3 of the most popular Pens - (Ice White Pearl Pen, Holographic Glittler Pen, and the Clear goss Gel PenP. So each Store Blog will offer up on chance to win the set. How Yummy is that? !! The candy will run thru the 31st. All you have to do is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person please !!
THE Prizes: 2 Viva Candy prizes 1 ea holographic glitter liner, Ice White pearl pen and Clear Gloss Pen though one at our blog and another at QP's store blog. They will just have to answer a question to enter. Candy runs the 23rd thru the 31st.

You should have arrived here from Kim's Costello's blog and started at Kim Dellow's blog.

Reminder: There is candy on both store store blogs right now SCACD and Quixotic Paperie through the 31st.

For my card I chose this cute little cowgirl "Howdy" from the Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #5 and she is also available at Quixotic Paperie.
She is colored with Copics and accented with a little VIVA Glitter Gel. The two red buttons are from my stash that I sanded, then I punched some dp and added a little pearl with my VIVA GLITTER PEN. I used the same pen for the outline around the background of the stamp and the paper embellishment. The border was made using my MS punch and then I added some pearls with the VIVA PEARL PEN - GOLD. These pens are so versatile. I am still learning how to use them, but there are some great videos here on the store. They are really really easy I just haven't had much time with vacations, etc. to play with them. To finish off my card I added a little gold cowboy hat and bows made with the Bow Easy. The VIVA PRODUCTS are available at both SCACD and QUIXOTIC PAPERIE.

Hope you are having fun visiting the blogs. Now, from here you will go to Marti's blog.

Be sure and check the store blog HERE Sunday and also HERE for another CANDY event celebrating SHE'S BACK BETTER THAN EVER RELEASE.

I appreciate you stopping by.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


GOOD MORNING! Did you guys have a great weekend? It was extremely hot here in Texas, but it is after all July. Isn't this image just the sweetest? It is called "Go Green" from the Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #5 for SCACD.

The beautiful paper I used this week is Memory Box - Gossamer . There are so many gorgeous papers in this pack. Susana has this in stock in the store. The DT had a sketch to follow this week and this is my take on it. The image is colored with Copics and cut out and popped up. To add a little glitz I added some Viva Decor Glitter Gel. I used Raspberry Fizz Ultrafine Flower Soft on the flowers she is carrying to give them a realistic look. Isn't the ribbon gorgeous? Unfortunately, I have no idea where I got it. It was some I have had in my stash forever. To finish it off I used Kaisercraft Pearls.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Practical Scrappers - Use stash or tool older than a year (ribbon)
Charisma Cardz - Pink
Papertake Weekly - Cute Patootie

This is just another picture taken at a different angle. I hope you enjoyed viewing my card today. I appreciate you stopping bye.

Don't forget to check out the other DT projects here. They have some great mojo and super creative ideas.
You have to check these out at the store. Susana just received the NEW KRAFTIN KIMMIE FAIRYTALE STAMPS. They are all so cute.


Have a great week !!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Good Morning !! Hope all of you are having a marvelous summer. It is really getting hot here in Texas. It is that time of year for carnivals and fairs. This image is "Carousel Dreams" from the Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #5.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations Wednesday - On the Move
Cute Card Thursday = School's Out for the Summer

WOW! The DT was challenged this week to keep it clean and simple with one pop of color (image could be multi colored). This was difficult for me since I like lots of color. Finally, I decided on an embossed background and colored the little flowers with Copics and added little pearls with Viva Ice White Pearl Pen. The image is colored with Copics and I used a couple of Spica Glitter Pens for accent. The little pearl inside the punched flower is also made with Viva Ice White Pearl Pen. I just had to add a little more color so I used Kaisercraft Lavender Pearls in two of the corners of the image. I sprayed the entire card with Maya Mist Iridescent Pearl. The close up pic at the top of the blog shows how subtle the sparkle is. It really gives it a nice sheen.

Thank you for stopping by. Please stop by here and see the other DT projects.

ALSO, on the first Monday of each month there will be a MAKE A MESS MONDAY to showcase some of the new products on the market. So if you are looking for something new and fun to add to your projects check them out here. Susana has these products in stock and and there are videos on the blog to show you how to use them.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Good Morning !! Hope all of you had a wonderful July 4th Holiday. Isn't this just the sweetest image? It is "Wish Upon A Star" from the Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #5 for SCACD. I think it is so sweet and reminds me of so many nursery rhymes.

The DT was challenged this week to create a patchwork quilt background with real or faux stitching. Since I only sew on cards I had no idea how to make a quilt so this is what I came up with. It kinda looks like a patchwork quilt. I colored the image with Copics and then I sprayed the entire image and background with this FABULOUS product I have never tried before - MAYA MISTS - IRIDESCENT PEARL. This stuff has the most subtle and beautiful shine. After I sprayer it over the image I added a little Stickles to the stars and to her bow and onsie and to the moon's cheek. For the wonderful bow I used my favorite tool - the Bow Easy. To finish it off I added some pearls. The DP is CTMH - Caboodles.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile it on Challenge - My Favorite Things
The Crazy Challenge - Up in the Air
Paper Play Challenge - Card for a Child
Crafty Angels Challenge - Circles and Squares

To give the card the final touch I added some Prima Flowers that I sprayed with the fabulous Maya Mists - Irisdescent Pearl. Hopefully, you can see the beautiful sparkle and shine.

Now, please go and check out the other DT projects here. Lots and lots of creativity.

Thank you for stopping bye.

Have a Wonderful Week !!

Oh, I almost forgot - Susana has some WONDERFUL NEW PRODUCTS in the store including the new KIMMIE CRAFT MERMAID STAMPS. She is getting new stock in daily. Don't miss out !!