Tuesday, February 22, 2011


It's almost Spring !! YAY!!! Isn't this image just the sweetest? Meet "Kim's in Awe" from Elisabeth Bell Spring Sampler 2011 Set. All the images in this set are so sweet.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Masculine Colors
Pile it On - Childhood Dreams
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenge - Use Dies
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Spring has Sprung
Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by Nature

Suzanne gave us a fabulous sketch to work with this week. It worked really well with the image and paper I wanted to use. The image is colored with Copics with just a little Stickles on her hair bow and butterfly. The background was cut with my SB Nesties. The pretty little yellow bow was made using my Bow Easy. I have no idea where I got the sentiment, it was in my stash and the DP is CTMH.

Here is another angle. Please be sure to check out the other DT samples here.

Also, Susana has just rec. some GORGEOUS Prima Paper and some Prima Flowers that are to die for. Can't wait to get my order in. While you are at the store check out the NEW Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. They are sooo cool!! There will a lot of other new products arriving this week. Don't miss out. Just in: My Minds Eye Paper Pads and Stamps.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate all of you.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Today I have this cute and sweet image "Lilia" (just love the name). It is from the set by Carmen Medlin for SCACD Reflections Set #2. If you haven't checked this set out - it is the cutest set.

For a change I wanted something a little different and decided to color her hair something other than natural. Lilia is colored with Copics and highlighted with Stickles. The pretty pearls are Kaisercraft. I use a lot of pearls and rhinestones and have used several different brands, but the Kaisercraft seem to hold better. The adhesive is really good. The flourish is a Maya Road Chipboard which I colored with my Copics and then applied a little Stickles. The ribbon is from my stash and the pretty bow was made using my Bow Easy.

Thank you for stopping by. If you would like to see more wonderful projects and some totally new ideas, please check out the store blog here. Also, Susana is getting in new stock everyday so be sure and check out the store.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Good Morning! What a beautiful weekend we just had here in Texas. It was sunny and 70 degrees.

Isn't this a gorgeous stamp? It is "Cameo Rose" from the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Spring Sampler Set 2011. It can be used for Valentine, Anniversary, Mother's Day, and so many more occasions. I think it can also be very romantic looking.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Let's Ink It Up - Romance/Valentine's Day
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Valentine's Day
Creative Inspirations - Valentines/Love
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Seeing Red
Stamps R Us - Valentine/Love
Creative Belli - Jewelry
Crafty Creations - My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Craft Purple Frog - Valentines Day/Romance
LOTV's Challenge - Romance
PaperPlay - Stamp It Out
Pixie Dust - Say it With Roses
Stampin for the Weekend - St.Valentine's
Crazy 4 Challenge - Valentine
Secret Crafter Saturday - Valentine

The DT was challenged this week to use Red or Pink/White or Ivory. This image is embossed with Gold and the center is cut out and popped up. I used my SB to cut the background for the image and used Kaisercraft Pearls for accents. The roses are Prima which Susana has on sale right now. The lace border and the jewelry pieces are from my stash from long ago.

Here is a different angle to show the different dimensions. I think this may be my Mother's Day card this card this year. Of course, it could be used for Valentine's or any occasion.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week !!!


Friday, February 4, 2011


Good Morning !! I have a special treat for you today. Susana and the DT, as well, as the DT from Quixotic Paperie have three new releases to present to you. You have 2 chances to win candy - one chance on the store blog and a second chance on the Facebook page here.

"Reflections Set #2" by Carmen Medlin for ScCACD
"The Spring Sampler by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD
"Celebrate" from the vault by Victoria Case for SCACD

You should have arrived here from the very talented Kim's blog.

I have the honor of presenting "Cupcake and Kittens" from Relections Set #2 by Carmen medlin.

I love the images from the set. I have 4 granddaughters and one loves cats but can't have one because her Dad is allergic to them - so guess what - this card is especially for her. Of course, since she is only 6 she loves pink and sparkle.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Valentine
Creative Inspirations - Valentine/Love
Creative Craft Challenges - Hearts and Flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Jewelry (charm)
Crafts and Me - Red
Craft Creations - My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Pixie Dust Studio - Use Roses
Frosted Designs - Use Pink, Red, and White only
Stampin For the Weekend - Valentine's Day
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Use Punches

The image is colored with Copics. Her dress and hair bow are accented with Stickles. All little girls at some point in their life have pink glittery shoes so I had to add a little Stickles to them and also just a little in her hair. When you click on the pic and enlarge you can really see it..

The DP is from my stash and this picture is pretty true to color. The hearts on the paper have gold glitter dots on the hearts. In fact, the pictures were really hard to take because of all the glitter and bright paper. The hearts and border are MS punches and then I added a little rose in the center. The prettly little pink bow was made with my Bow Easy. This little tool has made my life so much easier and is still one of my favorite.

I have more pictures today than normal because I was playing around with some new software and wanted to see what you thought of the various shadows, etc. if you have time let me know what you think.

Before you contine on with the hop just a reminder that Susana has alot of new items in the store and will be receiving more almost every day. Don't miss out !!

Byers for European International orders head to Quixotic Paperie who is an excluse SCACD retailer and will have the stamps available.

Now hop on over to the fabulously creative Marti's blog. Hope you have enjoyed the hop so far and having fun looking at all the new creations.