Sunday, December 11, 2011


Good Morning,

First I would like to say THANK YOU to all my followers and for the wonderful comments you leave me. It is the comments and emails that give me inspiration.

I wanted to try something different and it was fun and messy. Not exactly what I wanted the end result to be so I will keep on practicing and trying new things. The image "MELODY" is from the Odds & Ends Sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. I love her name. It suits her so well.Melody is colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles. The background is a Tim Holtz Faded Texture Folder on Kraft Paper. The musical notes are embossed and then I used different Distress Inks and blended. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it turned out looking kinda cool. If you click on the pic you can enlarge it and see the different dimensions. The rockstar is paper from the Rock Star paper pad and I highlighted the letters with H2O's. It has been forever since I use them. The kraft border was made using the Memory Box Meridian Border Die. Of course, the bow was made with my Bow Easy and the flowers, charm, and metal arrows are from my stash.

Again, I would like to thank all of my followers and wish all of you a Merry Christmas. !!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Good Morning,

It's Humpday! YAY!!!! Sure hope all of you are having a wonderful week and a good start for the holiday season. This is my favorite time of the year. My oldest daughter and family will be here the week before Christmas and leave on the 23rd and then on Christmas morning I will fly to my other daughter's for a week. I have 6 grandchildren and I looooooove being with them. Wished they weren't in other states, but both of my son in laws are in the military. One is a helicopter pilot and the other is a Captain - good place for them to be now since the economy isn't the best. Enough rambling.

On to happier things. This adorable image is PEACE from the ODDS AND ENDS SAMPLER by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. I just love the name and her face is so beautiful.

PEACE is stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo Ink and colored with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils.

Hair: E59-37-33-31-50 Chocolate, Light Umber
Pants: C7-5-3 Cool Grey 90%-50%-30%
Top: BG15-13-11 Light Aqua, Parrot Green
Socks: BG11 Light Aqua, Parrot Green
Flowers: YG41-45-Y02 R39-37-35

The flowers she is holding and her heart necklace are highlighted with Stickles. To finish it off I used some flowers from my stash, CTMH ribbon, and Kaisercraft Pearls. I love the sentiment but I can't remember who makes it - sorry.

Please be sure to check out the store blog here for more fun and creative ideas.

SHOPPING ALERT: Susana has in some wonderful new stuff. The wood flourishes are really cool.

New Kaisercraft paper:

New Flower grab bag:

New gorjuss girls:

New wood flourishes:

New Memory Box Dies (1st 4 styles):

Thank you for coming by and hope you enjoyed my card.


Friday, December 2, 2011


Good Morning and Happy Friday! Today we are having a fun blog hop for you showcasing the new exclusive stamps for SCACD by Elisabeth Bell - ODDS & ENDS. Get ready to fall in love !! These are the cutest ever.

You should have arrived here from Lori's Blog. If you want you can go to the store blog and start at the beginning.

This adorable image is FANCY. I just loved coloring her. The beautiful DP is Memory Box - Brioche which Susana has on sale right now along with other beautiful paper . The oval is the same paper as the flowers, I just white washed it with acrylic paint and stamped a little yellow ink back on it. She is stamped with Memento on paper from PTI and colored with Copics and Pencils.

Hat: E50-E53-E42 and Light Umber pencil
Flowers: Y02- Y04-G03
Hair: E25-E35-YR30-YR31-YR21
Skin: E11-E0000-Eooo-E00
Top: R29-R24 and Tuscan Red and Black Pencil
Jeans: B95-B93-B91 and Indigo Blue Pencil
Shoes: E35-E31

The flowers on her hat and top are accented with Stickles.

Would you believe I used 5 different dies/punches on this card? It wasn't intentional when I started making the card, it just turned out being that way. Not what I had planned at all. (hehe)

Blue Frame - Memory Box Die - Elegant Scrollwork
Yellow Flowers - Memory Box Die - Catalina Border
Martha Stewart - Butterflies
Martha Stewart - Fence (Deep Edge Garden Trellis)
Nestabilitie - Oval

Hope you are enjoying the blog hopping and from here you will go to Colleen's Blog and continue on. Along the way you will see many different styles and ideas - and you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for visiting and please come back.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


It's time again for some more SCACD Fun!!! Stocking Stuffer Release Coming Soon!!! There is also blog candy on the store blog here. The new release is Odds & Ends Sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD. Mark you calendar for this Friday, Dec. 2nd. There will be sneek peeks each day this week on the store blog - don't miss out on viewing them. These are really really really sweet!!


Friday, November 18, 2011


Good Morning! We are having a Blog Hop today. I am so excited because today SCACD has 2 new fabulous CARMEN MEDLIN FOR SCACD releases - REFLECTIONS FANTASY and REFLECTIONS YESTERYEAR plus 2 "Just Because" stamps - CAROLYN'S BONSAI and THE TOPIARY. These collections are gorgeous. They can be purchased from SCACD and International customers can purchase from QUIXOTIC PAPERIE. Before I get to the details of my card you should have arrived here from Kim's Blog. If you didn't start at the beginning, please check the STORE BLOG and the list will be there.

Today I am showcasing 'THE VICTORIAN" from the REFLECTIONS YESTERYEAR COLLECTION. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics. The beautiful design paper is from the Authentique Paper Pad - Journey. Her skirt is paper pieced and then shadowed with Copics and sponded with Distress Inks. All the layers are distressed and sponged with Distress Inks. The lace is from my stash, as well, as the clock embellishment. There is a little Stickles on the center of the flowers on her hat, the pic just doesn't show it.

The elegant corner is a Memory Box Die - Madera Corner. Susana will be getting a new shipment of all the dies this week. All the pearls are Kaisercraft. The border behind the image is a MS Deep Edge Punch.

Now, for more fun and creative ideas, please continue on to ALEX'S BLOG.

Hope you enjoyed my creation. I always enjoy having you visit.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Good Morning Friends !! I have some fantastic new for you. SCACD is having a new release this Friday!

Sneak peeks start today at the SCACD STORE BLOG and will continue until Friday when we will have a blog hop. There is also SNEAK PEEK BLOG CANDY and the details are on the Store Blog.

Before I forget, while you are on the store blog check out all the new products and all the bargain items. Some are 50% off.

Mark you calendars for this Friday for the Blog Hop. Hope to see you then. Now, go check out the candy. (lol)


Sunday, November 13, 2011


HAPPY SUNDAY !!! Hope all of you are having a beautiful fall weekend. This time of the year is so beautiful, but the weather changes and allergies cause me to have lots of headaches and sinus infections, but I still love this time of year.

Don't ya just love this image? It is so versatile - Christmas, birthday, baby, etc. "PRINCESS" is from The Adventures of Loli and Friends by Sylvia Zet for SCACD. I stamped the image on a different paper than I normally use - it is PTI Rustic Cream Cardstock and then I used COPICS to color the image. Did ya notice the cute little trinket in the left corner? It is from BO BUNNY TRINKETS - GARDEN GIRL As most of you know, I love the trinkets. Her little flower headband is highlighted with STICKLES - STARDUST. I used KAISERCRAFT PEARLS to finish it off .

Be sure and check out the SCACD store. Susana has lots of new items and restocks. You don't want to miss out on all the fun stuff.

I would like to let you know a little about Susana. She is super generous, kind, and has the sweetest and most loving heart. I am so proud to be on her team and just want her to know how much I heart her and how dear a friend she is to me. So here's to ya !!

Thank you for checking out my creation. Hope you enjoyed it.

I thought I would try something different and try to start entering a card recipe. Let me know what you think.


- Momento
COPICS - HORSE – BG0000, 000, 00; ROCKER – E40, C1; MANE – W1-3, C1; DRESS – R81-83-85; CAPE – R37-39; GROUND – W1-3-5; SKIN – E0000, 000, 00 – HAIR- E25-3-55, YR21; SPICA PEN - Sand
- Rustic Cream Cardstock-PTI, Stampin’ Up Cardstock, Design Paper – Prima Madeline ACCESSORIES - Bo Bunny Garden Girl Trinket, Kaisercraft Pearls, Martha Stewart Punch, Wild Orchid Flowers, Stickles - Stardust


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Good Morning!! I had so much fun making this card. It reminded me when my mother turned 80 years old 3 years ago and my sister and I gave her a party with all her friends. We printed out old ads, movie ads, records, etc. and decorated the room. The older people really enjoyed walking around looking at them all and reading them.

This image is ORDER UP - TABLE 5 from the CLASSIC RETRO CREW SET by Victoria Case for SCACD. She is colored with COPICS . If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see I made the whipped cream with 3D iridescent paint then I applied DIAMOND GLAZE on her name tag and the glass. The DP is ECHO PARK HAPPY DAYS which SUSANA has on sale right now.
It's been awhile since I have made an envelope card - need to make more of these for Chrismas with Gift Cards.

This image is HAPPY TOWN from the STREET VIEW SET by Victoria Case for SCACD. These are really versatile and can be used with so many different stamps. I colored with COPICS and accented the windows with DIAMOND GLAZE. The flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thank you for viewing my creation.


Friday, October 28, 2011


Good Morning! I have been looking forward to today's release and blog hop. These stamps are sooo much fun. You should have arrived here from my very talented DT sister - Colleen. There are two collections being released - VICTORIA CASE FOR SCACD - STREET VIEWS AND CLASSIC RETRO CREW.

When you purchase a set you will receive a bonus stamp and sentiment along with a discount. For my international friends, these sets can be purchased at Quixotic Paperie.

I have the honor of presenting to you WISHES DO COME TRUE and FAIRY HOLLOW. This card was sooooo much to make. I was a little worried when I decided to mask instead of doing two separate images, but it all turned out well.

I stamped WISHES DO COME TRUE and masked her then stamped FAIRY HOLLOW. I knew I wanted to use the colors turquoise and red before I started and I went through all my stash to find ribbon and embellies to match.

The images are colored with Copics with Deco Art Glamour Dust - Crystal added to the mushroom house and Stickles on her headpiece and belt. I added Sparklers for the door knobs and accents. I did Diamond Glaze the windows, but not until after I took the pics. Sorry. The flowers at the bottom of image were made using my Memory Box Catalina Border. I cut out the border then cut it up. I love these dies, they cut so clean. The ribbon, flower, and butterflies are from my stash.

Now, to continue with the blog hop, please go another very talented sister - Suzanne.

I hope you had fun today with the hop.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Good Afternoon!!

Sorry, I don't have a card for you today, but I do have some FUN NEWS !

Starting today sneak peeks of the new release by VICTORIA CASE FOR SCACD will be on the store BLOG. The release will be this Friday, October 28th - so mark your calendars.

There will be 2 collections - STREET VIEW and CLASSIC RETRO CREW. They are both so cute and so much fun to play with. I promise you will love them.

Of course, there is CANDY. For all the details, please check out the store BLOG.


Thursday, October 20, 2011


Good Morning all! It's almost Friday - YAY !!!! A cold front blew in last night and dropped the temp to 58 which feels good if we just didn't have the wind. I'll take it any day over the heat. Well, this will be my last Halloween card for this year. I just love this KRAFTIN' KIMMIE image. SUSANA has the fall and Halloween KK stamps on sale right now, as well, as the fall and Halloween PAPER PADS.

She is stamped on PTI paper and colored with COPICS. The pumpkin's eyes and mouth are highlighted with STICKLES. The cute little sentiment comes with the image.

I am entering the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Fall or Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday - You Choose
Crafty Cardmakers - Cute with a Dark Twist
Creative Stamp Friends - Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Papertake Weekly - Spooooky Hues
For Fun Challenge - Boo
Paperplay Challenge - Use Black
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Fall or Halloween

The inside has a little pocket on the left side if I want to add a little tag or money for the kids. All the embellies are from my stash.

Hope you enjoyed my card and please come back. Be sure and check the store - SCACD often as Susana is always getting in new items.


Monday, October 17, 2011


HAPPY MONDAY MORNING! Hope ya'll had a wonderful weekend. The weather here in Central Texas was perfect. How 'bout those Texas Rangers? (YAY - going to the World Series again)

Today I have another Halloween card for you. This image is KRAFTIN' KIMMIE - POTION MASTER. SUSANA has a great sale going on right now on for Halloween stamps

The DP is a combination of CTMH and MEMORY BOX - NIGHTFALL

I used a SB die for the border and added some SPARKLERS for a little glitz. I have to have some bling. (lol) There are times I like the sparklers better than rhinestones because the image really doesn't call for rhinestones - does that make sense? The sentiment comes with the POTION MASTER image, as well, as another one that says "We have chemistry".

I am entering the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Cute with a Dark Twist - (She is kinda cute in a crazy way) lol
Creative Craft Friends - Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Creative Card Crew - Spooky Fun
Everybody Art Challenge - Halloween
My Time To Craft - Orange and Black
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Fall or Halloween
One Stop Craft - Halloween

A pic of the inside to show you the SB - TWISTED METAL TAGS AND ACCENTS. After cutting out the tag, I cut it again with Kraft paper and glued on the inside so I could write a little note.

Thank you for stopping by. I have one more Halloween card which will be posted on Thursday.



Wednesday, October 12, 2011


HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!! The weekend is near. (YAY) Today I want to show you 2 of the pumpkins from the PRICKLEY PEAR ACRYLIC STAMPS - PUMPKIN SET and then I cut them out with the MATCHING DIE. Susana has the ornament, owl, cardinal and many other sets. Check them out!!

I love making easel cards, but for some reason don't seem to make many. These were really easy and simple. They are 4 1/2" square. Then I just used black and orange glitter paper and finished off with a sentiment and embellishments. Of course the image was colored with COPICS and highlighted with STICKLES.

Just a closeup of the sentiment and embellishments. This card is really really glitzy.

I promised you two easel cards and here is the second one. Again, I used the PRICKLEY PEAR ACRYLIC STAMPS - PUMPKIN SET. The ribbon is from my stash and I used my BOW EASY to make the pretty little bow.

The sentiment is from my stash. The black glitter die cut is from the SPELLBINDERS SHAPEABILITIES - TWISTED METAL TAGS AND ACCENTS with some KAISERCRAFT RHINESTONES added to finish it off.

Thank you for coming by and ya'll come back!!


Sunday, October 9, 2011


Happy Sunday!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Today I am showing you the FESTIVE WELCOME PEEKER from the ELISABETH BELL HOLIDAY PEEKERS COLLECTION which are available for Domestic customers at SCACD and International and European customers at QUIXOTIC PAPERIE. I just cannot say enough how much I love these images.

Of course, she is colored with COPICS and highlighted with STICKLES. I also used a little stickles on the flowers.

Copics used: BOW: BVOOO,OO,O2, 11 , COAT/HAT: RV24,46, WREATH: G07,30,24, BIRDHOUSES: E70,71,74,77, SKIN: EOOOO,OOO,OO,O2, R81, HAIR: E50, 31,33,37, GROUND: W1, C1, BVOOOO, BV000.

The purple border and snowflakes were made using the MEMORY BOX FROSTYVILLE BORDER. I cut it up to make the border I wanted and used the little snowflakes to accent the image. I thought I need more glitz so I also applied STICKLES to the border and snowflakes. The edging of her coat and boots was made by mixing chunky glitter with flock.

Just wanted to show you the inside so you could see the MEMORY BOX FROSTYVILLE DIE before I cut it up. The beautiful DP is left over from my stash from last year, but I still love the colors.

Update on my little furbaby. The surgery went well, but she is still not able to stand and has to be on pain meds around the clock for 7 days. This is the fourth day, but she is still in a lot of pain. She has to be constantly watched so she doesn't try to stand on her own or needs to go potty. It will be a long long recovery because of her age.

Thank all of you for your prayers.


She also have KRAFTIN' KIMMIES ( in the KKimmie area) and Halloween Paper both on sale while supplies last.

Thank you for coming by to visit me. Wednesday I will be showing you the super cute little PRICKLEY PEAR PUMPKINS ACRYLIC STAMPS AND DIE, so please ya'll come back!

REMINDER: My drawing for the candy is tomorrow at noon ct.


Thursday, October 6, 2011


Good Morning Friends! Here is my first Halloween card. I should have two more to post next week. This scary image is a KRAFTIN KIMMIE - MOANING MOIRA and luck have it , SUSANA has her on sale.

I need to apologize this post will be a little short because my little 10 1/2 year old dog is having surgery on both her hind knee caps today and it is a little difficult for me to write.

MOANING MOIRA was really fun to color. I sponged the background and gave her bloodshot eyes. Who knows what she has been up to? (lol) I suppose trick or treating with all her friends. She is colored with COPICS and highlighed with STICKLES. After finishing her I framed her with black glitter paper.

This is not a real good pic, but I was trying to capture all the embossing and glitter of the DP. It is so detailed I only had to add a couple of pop up bats to finish off the card. The DP is BEST CREATIONS - HAPPY HAUNTING.

Be sure and visit the store BLOG for some great inspiration. Also, stop by the store and see all the stuff SUSANA has on sale.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge - Purple Passion
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat
ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter Saturday - Halloween

Thank you for coming by. Come back Sunday and I will have a Christmas Card for you to view. I used a really cool die on it.


Friday, September 30, 2011


HAPPY FRIDAY! I am so excited - today is the release of ELISABETH BELL HOLIDAY PEEKERS FOR SCACD. I am so in love with these stamps. My first image is the PUMPKIN PATCH PEEKER. Did you catch the word first? (hee hee)

I stamped it with Memento Ink and colored with Copics. The ribbon is from my stash and the bow is made with my Bow Easy. The little pumpkin on the bow is highlighted with Stickles. The beautiful DP is BO BUNNY - FOREVER FALL. I love the puples and gold. To finish it off I punches and stamped two corner pieces and added some KAISERCRAFT RHINESTONES.

Now to my second image. She is WHERE ON THE TREE - PEEKER. Isn't she cute? Of course, she is colored with Copics. If you click on the picture you can really see all the shimmer and glitz on the ornament and hanger. For the ornament I used DECO ART GLAMOUR DUST - CRYSTAL and I used DECO ART GLAMOUR DUST - GOLD on the hanger. I used little stamps to decorate the ornament. There are so many ways to decorate it.

This beautiful DP is BEST CREATIONS MERRY CHRISTMAS. I am sure most of you are familiar with Best Creations paper, but for you who are not this paper is embossed and glittered. So I added more glitz by backing the image in gold glittered paper and using bows made with gold glitz ribbon. The little tree is from ribbon which was gold and I colored it with my Copics.

UK/Europe: You will find the stamps in the Elisabeth Bell section at Quixotic Paperie HERE.

Please go to the store Blog and check out the other designers cards. You will be amazed with all the different ideas with the same image.

Thank you for visiting me.


Sunday, September 25, 2011


Good Morning! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. The weather here is now starting to feel a little like fall even though it is 90 degrees.

I tell ya, everytime I do one of the Sylvia Zet images I fall in love all over again. This image is PRECIOUS PRESENT FROM THE ADVENTURES OF POPPY AND FRIENDS.

Of course, she is colored with Copics. Hair: E30-35-57-59-YR21, Skin: E0000-E000-E02-E11-R20, Dress: BV0000-01-02-04-31, RV0000-55-63-66,
Gift: Y23. Her wings, headband, and flowers are accented with Stickles and Kaisercraft Pearls.

I know this card is kinda frilly, but with 4 granddaughters one of them will like it. I got a little carried away with the all the gold around the image, but it turned out okay. The MEMORY BOX ELEGANT SCROLLWORK DIE is used around the image and flowers. I just cut it up to suit my purpose. I used the MEMORY BOX VAL FLOURISH on the bottom. After I cut flourishes out I sprayed them and the flowers with MAYA ROAD IRIDESCENT PEARL gives them a really nice shimmer. If you click on the pic to enlarge it you may be able to see the sparkle.


Susana is always adding new fun stuff and goodies to SCACD. Here are a few you might want to check out, but while you are there take your time and see what fun stuff you find.

FALL AND WINTER PAPER PADS. She always has some of her paper on sale so don't miss looking at all the Paper Pads.




Be sure and check the store often. She is always getting in all kinds of paints, chipboard, canvas, etc.

Enjoy the rest of your day and thank you for visiting me today.