Monday, January 31, 2011


Good Morning!! It was a beautiful weekend here in Central Texas. After a busy week I couldn't wait to lock myself in my craft room and work away. This sweet image is From the Vault by Elisabeth Bell - "Winter Friends" . I didn't use a sentiment because I thought I would wait and see what occasion arises first. It could be a "Hello" - "Friendship" - and various others.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pollycraft - Baby it's Cold Outside
Creative Belli - The Letter P - Patterned paper, purple, etc.
PaperPlay Challenge - Layer it Up
Stamp Something - Winter Theme
Stampin' for the Weekend - Getting Warmed Up
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Getting Punch (the flourish punch)

The image is colored with Copics and her jacket and pants have fluff on the trim. I used Flower Soft Ultra Fine - Sand for the ground. Her gloves sparkle and shine with the help of Stickles. The flowers are from my stash and the beautiful pearls on the border and the flowers are Kaisercraft adhesive half pearls. The DP is Magnifique from CTMH.

The flourish punch on the left border is also accented with Kaisercraft Pearls and accented with Stickles.

REMINDER: The Store is open for business today.

Susana has The Sew Easy is stock and also the attachments. As most of you know she is always rec. new items on a weekly basis, if not a daily basis, so be sure and check back.

Thank you for visiting my blog. All of you are greatly appreciated.


Sunday, January 23, 2011


Good Morning! Doesn't this image make you want to go on a cruise or to a nice sunny beach? I am so ready for Spring. I made a little scene with the main image being "Pearl Princess" from Carmen Medlin's Refectlions Set #1. The other two stamps I used for the ocean floor are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time - As You Like It
For Fun Challenge - Make Everything Glitter

The image was colored using Copics. The accents were made using several products. The flowers and her tail were accented using my Tonertex Pen and Foils. The shine is unbelievable and the pen is soooo easy to use. Her headband, top, fin, and shell are super sparkly. There are places in the sand that also sparkle. I used DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint.

This is a brush on glitter paint and it sparkles more than Stickles. Susanahas it in stock in many colors. For the sand I used Flower Soft Ultra Fine - Sand. To finish it off I used my leftover Magic Mesh and added a couple of glass marbles and silver fish charm hanging from a perfect bow made with my Bow Easy.

Susana now has "The Sew Easy Stitch Piercer" in stock along with the various attachment tools. Also in stock are some BEAUTIFUL 6 x 6 Paper packs by Best Creations. These glitter and sparkle and have a dimension to them. I want them all. She has several other new products including the Tonertex Blank Doublesided Adhesives, Inkadinkado, and Clearsnap additions.

Thank you for stopping bye. I GREATLY appreciate it.

Don't forget to visit the Store Blog here for some great tutorials and ideas.

Hugs and God Bless,

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Good Morning !! I have a special treat for you today. As you know, I was in Colorado visiting my daughter's family. I left some of my stamped images behind and my 11 year old granddaughter made a card using the same image I chose to make a card with this week. Kinda ironic. She took pics and sent them to me so I told her I would post on my blog.

This sweet image is "Love's Unspoken Bond" from Carmen Medlin Reflections Set #1. This set is so versatile.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Love and Valentine
Crafty Cardmakers - Use Red and a Die Cut
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Something New
Ooh-La-La Creations - Bling It On
Pollycraft - New Things
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

We both colored our images with Copics. My daughter is a CTMH consultant so she has lots of paper, goodies and some Copics. Mackenzie (my granddaughter) is just learning to color with them so I told her to visit Suzanne's Blog and watch the videos she has so graciously made. She also offers online classes if anyone is interested.

I used some of the new products from SCACD to accent my card. The hearts on the skirt were stamped separately and then I used my new DecoArt Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint for sparkle.

If you click on the pics to enlarge them you can really see the sparkle. The pink background paper has been sprayed with Maya Mist. These two products have to be my fav. I usually use only Stardust Stickles because it is ultrafine glitter, I was so happy to see the Glamour Paints in so many colors. The the little pearls were used with Viva Decor Paper Pen - Light Carmine. To finish the card I made some bows with my Bow Easy.

Susana has some BEAUTIFUL BEST CREATIONS PAPER PACKS. They are gorgeous !! I am sure these will go quickly.

What I find amazing about Mackenzie's card is there is not any DP paper - only cardstock. She made this card late at night and without any help. I think she did a nice job with the layout, colors, and stamping the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and if you have time please leave Mackenzie a comment and let her know what you think.

Have a wonderful week !!


Monday, January 3, 2011


HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. As most of you know I am still traveling. I spent Christmas week in Alabama visiting my oldest daughter and family. This week I am in Colorado Springs visiting my youngest daughter and family. My grandaughters (11 and 13) enjoy crafting and making cards so I was able to finish this one last night.

It snowed about 15 inches here yesterday and the grandkids were outside building a snowman and having a snowball fight and this image just seem to fit the mood. It is "First Snowball of Winter" from the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Winter Sampler. I love the look on her face. She is colored with Copics. The snow and the accent on her jacket were made using Flower Soft - Polar White with a little Stardust Stickles added.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Something New (stamp,paper)
Creative Inspirations - Something New
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Friendship

I finished off the card with a few punched snowflakes with Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

Susana has reopened the store after closing for the holidays. There are a lot of new products on the shelves.

Latest New Products as of 1-2-11:

New 2011 Spring Lockhart Stamp Co. Stamps - HERE

New SEI, Memory Box, Pink Paislee and Basic grey 6" x 6" Paper Pads - HERE

New Ranger Liquid Pearls - HERE

New glamour dust glitter paints - HERE

New Tattered Angels glimmer screens - HERE

New 1 inch Epiphany Tools (Solid Heart & Round shape) - HERE

She also has a really new cool tool - New Sew Easy Tool for those who do not want to use a sewing machine.

Please check out all the DT samples here. There is a picture tutorial on using this tool.

Thank you so much for stopping bye. I have really missed not posting and reading the comments.