Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Good Morning,

 Well, it is the busy busy time of the year.  This is the first Christmas I will not see any of my children or grandchildren, but we do have skype and facetime so that helps a little.  My son in laws are in the Army so they are in different states - TN and Hawaii.

On to today's page.  I played with mm today and created this page.  Actually, it was more like 5 days because I am still learning.  I have discovered one of my problems is I keep adding and adding and then it is too jumbled. 

I used DYLUSION INK - LONDON BLUE and used gesso to lighten in places.  The dark edges were made using gelato.  Acyrlic Paint was used for the large hearts.

Stencils used were CRAFTERS WORKSHOP -  CHICKEN WIRE, BASKETWEAVE (designed by Victoria Case), SPILLED HEARTS (small hearts).

Stamps used were CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS and the zig zag around the edges is from the DYLUSIONS INBETWEENIES.

Merry Christmas to all my followers and thank you for your inspiration.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012



Good Morning,

I can't believe it is December and that Christmas is just around the corner.  Where did the year go?

I haven't done an easel card in a long time.  These are so much fun I should make more.  Today I am sharing this cute little girl all BUNDLED UP and ready to play in the snow.  A cold front came in last night and it is cold, but we very seldom get snow in Texas.  However, we lived in Aurora, CO for 13 years and we saw plenty of snow and this is what this card reminds me of.  My snow really is white, but for some reason the camera didn't get a pretty white glistening snow.  This image is from the SAMPLER #7 by ELISABETH BELLThere are some really cute images in this collection. 

The chipboard tree is from my stash and I just dabbed some dye ink on it and applied some GEM SPARKLERS on it.  I love these little things and I think they stick better than rhinestones. 

A PETALOO CHIPBOARD GATE is behind her.  It is painted with black acyrlic paint and then I sponged on some DELICATA PIGMENT INK - GOLDEN GLITZ.

I know this is a busy time of year for everyone and I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY. It means so much to me and it is all of you that keep me inspired and wanting to do more.



Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Good Morning,

How is everyone?  This is always my favorite time of the year.  

Before I get to my card I want to let you know SCACD is open again for business and has in some new products.  Below are just a few.

On to my card.  The image is Courageous Eyes from The Eyes of Adventure and Fables Collection. This collection is so unique there is a little something for everyone.  She is colored with copics.  The dp is from my stash.
Did you see the beautiful corner die?  It is one of the Dies by SCACD - Fancy Flowers and Key Corners.  The dies by SCACD cut so beautifully every time and there again, these are very creative and unique.

Did all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? My only family that is here in town is my mother and sister so we had a nice dinner and watched the Cowboys lose.  My daughters live in TN and Hawaii so I will see them later.  This will be the first year that we have not been together on Thanksgiving or Christmas.  Christmas just doesn't seem the same without grandchildren here to help decorate, make cookies, etc.  However, I am VERY THANKFUL for God, my family, and my life.

Everyone have a wonderful week and will see you back here next week.


Sunday, November 18, 2012


Good Morning !!

Turkey Day is almost here and the weather here in Texas is beautiful! Wish it could stay this way all year long.

Today I am sharing my first canvas with you.  I see so many beautiful canvases in blogland I thought it would be fun to try one.  SCACD has so many cute stamps I want to try to incorporate with canvas.  The latest release - MYTHICAL REfLECTIONS  has the prettiest dragon (LITTLE DRACO) that I can't wait to play around with.

The background of this canvas  is various paints with various colors of LUMINARTE SILK ACYRLIC GLAZES to give it a pretty shine. The technique was a little different. The image "BIG HAT PEEKER"   is from the ELISABETH BELL - SAMPLER #6 (HATS).  

The image is stamped on tissue paper and colored with Copics.  The tissue paper should be a non bleeding tissue paper.  After coloring the image, I cut it out and applied it to the canvas.

The butterfly is cut from paper with a little STICKLES applied on the solid purple pink.  I couldn't get a good pic to reflect the look.  It is finished off with KAISERCRAFT RHINESTONES.


Will see you back here on the 27th.


Friday, November 9, 2012


I hope all of you have had a wonderful week and have a fun filled weekend planned.  My plan is to craft all weekend. YEA!!!
Please let's remember everyone on the east coast and keep them in our prayers.
Today I am sharing one of the images from SUSANA LOVES STAMPS - MYTHICAL REFLECTIONS COLLECTION.  She goes by the name HANNAH.  I just love that name - it sounds like a peaceful name.  Check out this set.  It is one of cutest collections.
I chose to do my image today in pink and purple because my granddaughter's birthday is next month and these are her favorite colors.  HANNAH  is stamped with Momento Ink and colored with SHINHAN ART MARKERS and Copics.  Her wand and head band are accented with COPIC GLITTLER PENS.
The corners on the image were made using the MEMORY BOX DIE - ELEGANT SCROLLWORK.  However, I cut it up and applied some STICKLES - STARDUST.  The flowers were some from my stash.  They were white and colored with copics and Stickles applied.  The sentiment is one I have had forever.  Remember, you can click on the image and it will enlarge.
All of you have a wonderful weekend and I will see you back here next week.

Friday, November 2, 2012


 Little Bo Peep


Good Morning !  

We have another super cute blog hop for you today.  This is SCACD's last 2 stamp releases of the year! We're bringing you cuteness from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD with 4 new adorable stamps in the Sampler #8 Collection. We also have Susana Loves Stamps new collection- Mythical Reflections which brings you 4 more mythical stamps to help inspire you and help you create! Be sure to check out all the details on the SCACD store blog and hop along with the SCACD DT as we showcase these amazing new stamps!

These stamps go on sale today at SCACD  and for my International friends they can be purchased at QUIXOTIC PAPERIE. 

If you are following the blog, you should have arrived here from CHRIS' BLOG.  If you didn't start at the beginning you can start at DANNI'S BLOG.

Isn't this stamp adorable?  I couldn't decide what sentiment to use because the image is so versatile.  Maybe, a cute new baby card?  Of course, I used one of my favorite color combinations - purple and green.  The image is stamped with MOMENTO INK and colored with copics.  The baby lamb is so cute it had to be fluffy and soft so I used flower soft. The flowers and gems are from my stash.

Another angle for the pic. Did you notice the frame around the image?  I used the DIES BY SCACD -  FANCY FLOWER.  This dies actually comes with another one - KEY CORNERS.  Below is a picture for more clarity.

Now for more fun please hop on over to SUZANNE'S BLOG 

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the east coast.  Please be safe.


Friday, October 26, 2012


Good Morning, 

Today we are having a Spook-a-licious fun blog hop with stamps and dies from SCACD!!! We invite you to hop along with us for some spooky inspiration! To add to the fun there is Blog Candy available on the SCACD store blog --2 FUN prizes-- and also another different Blog Candy at Quixotic Paperie 
 store blog! When you are done hopping along be sure  to visit both the SCACD store blog and Quixotic Paperie store blog for details on how to enter for your chance to WIN! You can find all the stamps HERE--if you are in the USA, and HERE- for our International friends. The Dies by SCACD can be found HERE--if you are in the USA and HERE-for our International friends!! Happy hopping and shopping!!

You should have arrived here from LORI'S BLOG.  

The image I am sharing with you today is WHAT BIG EYES ... from THE EYES OF ADVENTURE and FABLE COLLECTION.  I really love this image because she is so versatile.

For the tag I used an  INKSENTIALS CRAFT TAG - MANILA #8.  The background colors are DYLUSION SPRAYS - FRESH LIME AND SQUEEZED ORANGE...Several stamps were used - DYLUSION - BIT AND BATS,  and   DYLUSION - BIRDS ON A WIRE.  I added some BLACK DIAMOND  and STARDUST STICKLES on the bat and bird. 

The bats in the corner are flying around DIES BY SCACD - SUN AND MOON STATEMENT CORNER.  However, I cut it up so below is a picture of the entire die.

Keep on hopping  and enjoy the fun.  From here you should go to SUZANNE'S BLOG.


Be sure  to visit both the SCACD store blog and Quixotic Paperie store blog for details on how to enter for your chance to WIN! 

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Sunday, October 21, 2012


Hi Everyone,
Sorry I am so late with this post.  Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend!!
I would like to share this beautiful stamp with you.  It is  HER MAJESTY'S EYES from THE EYES OF FABLES COLLECTIONIsn't she just gorgeous?
She is colored with Copics and highlighted with COPIC GLITTER PENS.

The background is an  INKSENTIALS CRAFT TAG - #8  sprayed with Dylusion Spray  POSTBOX RED  and CRUSHED GRAPE   The heart border at the top and the corners at the bottom were also sprayed with CRUSHED GRAPE.
There were several different stamps used for the background.  The black hearts is from the DYLUSION INBETWEENIES SET.  A CRAFTERS WORKSHOP STENCIL - SWIRLS & FLOWERS  was used for the red hearts.  I stenciled with red paint and went around them with a charcoal pencil.  The dark purple lines were stamped with an IMPRESSION OBSESSION CLING STAMP - THIN LINES.
Also, in the background in dark purple is the accessory stamp that comes with HER MAJESTY'S EYES.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Saturday, October 13, 2012


Good Morning,

Hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend! I am in TN visiting my daughter and it is gorgeous here. This is my first time to visit the state of TN and it is fall here. She lives in the country and the trees are changing and the colors of purple, gold, orange, and green are like a picture.

Today I would like to show you some of the GORGEOUS DIES BY SCACD.  I own different brands of dies and I have to tell ya - even as intricate as these are they cut beautifully and without any extra work.

This is a door I will eventually use on a card, mixed media, or some other project.  I haven't decided if I will put a Christmas Wreath or Autumn Wreath on it and make a card or use it in my art journal.  There are so many possibilities - even a Welcome to Your New Home. 

The background is embossed and I used different LUMINARTE SILKS ACRYLIC GLAZES in various colors.  I just applied one a time, wiped off, and just kept adding until I achieved the look I wanted.

Look at the intricate details  of this hinge and so easy to cut.    
This beautiful die is actually 2 dies.  The knob is a separate die from the doorplate which makes it really versatile.
I want to show you just a couple more the beautiful Dies by SCACD.  Remember these can be cut up and used in various ways.
 Wouldn't these corners be great on Fall or Halloween Corners?  They are beautiful on any card.

I know my post is getting kinda long, but Susana has in some new products I don't want you to miss out on.  This will be a short list and then just browse around and see what all you can find.

Enjoy the weekend and I will see you next week with a new project.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Good Morning and WELCOME to our BLOG HOP!!

You should have arrived here from KATHI'S BLOG.  Wasn't her project fabulous?

It is time for another exciting SCACD Stamp Release!!  SCACD is thrilled to bring you the follow up to the super sweet  EYES OF BEAUTY AND DREAMS COLLECTION with  NEWEST EYES OF ADVENTURE AND FABLES COLLECTIONThe eyes just capture your heart and each stamp comes with an accessory stamp.  I would like to introduce you to STEAMPUNK EYES.

Lately, the last couple of projects I have done have been more of a mixed media project.  The pictures of this tag do not do it justice, the image is so cool down to the gears on her boots.   The image is colored with COPICS and the gears on her boots are colored with a COPIC GLITTER PEN - CHOCOLATE.  For the background I used TH dye inks and Stazon.  The background stamps are the HAT  (accessory to STEAMPUNK EYES)  and the MAP (accessory to ADVENTURE EYES) .  I also used was a DYLUSION STENCIL - LETTER JUMBLE

Isn't this hat super cool and detailed?  I love it because you can use it with so many different images.  It is the accessory stamp that comes with STEAMPUNK EYES.  If you click on any of the images they will enlarge.  The watch has a little gloss applied and on the gears I used my COPIC GLITTER PEN - GOLD.

Here is a closeup of the MAP.    It is the accessory stamp that comes with ADVENTURE EYES. This is a great stamp for backgrounds and ADVENTURE EYES is awesome.

Now to continue on, please hop on over to  KIM'S BLOG.  She has a beautiful project for you to see.

These stamps go on sale today at SCACD and for my international friends they can be purchased at QUIXOTIC PAPERIE.

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Friday, September 14, 2012


Good Morning,

Hope all of you have had a wonderful week. The weather here in Texas has cooled down to the 90's, but at night it gets down to the high 70's and it is soooooo nice. I sit out on the patio a little last night and played with the furbabies. We have dog doors so they can go in and out as they please, but they like to be where I am. They are just a little spoiled.hehe

 Now, to my page. I took more pictures because I was trying to capture the true colors of the page, but it is difficult when you have shine.

This page I took in a different light it could tone down the shine and you could see the detail better.  The background is done with acrylics and then I used LUMINARTE ACRYLIC  SILK GLAZE  in KEY LIME  and the LUMINARTE PRIMARY ELEMENT MICA POWDER  in WISTERIA to add the shine.

The stamps I used are:  STAMPOTIQUE PROM QUEEN, STAMPOTIQUE - MR STRIPES, DYLUSIONS - FURTHER AROUND THE EDGE (leaves), DYLUSIONS - BITS AND BATS (cat).  I used a CREATIVE WORKSHOP STENCIL - RUSTIC PAINT for the black you see in the background.  The leaves were colored with DYLUSIONS INKS - CUT GRASS.

Oh, one more thing - DID YOU NOTICE the paint on the spider.  It is the new VIVA DECOR 3D STAMP PAINT - VIOLET This paint is really cool because it dries according to how you apply it.  In this case I applied with a brush, but dabbed it on and it dried raised and with texture.  There is a closeup below.  You can click on any of the pictures and they will enlarge.


 This picture kinda reflects the shine and some of the colors.  It does all blend together nicely, just hard to capture in the right light.

Do you see the texture of the VIVA 3D STAMP PAINTClick on the pic and you can see it better.

In this picture, I was trying to capture the texture.  I used a 2 ply napkin and when I applied it the second layer texture came through - this was accidental - but I thought it looked kinda cool.  I just love MR STRIPES.  I think he is so cute.

I hope you enjoyed viewing this page.  I have found it is sooooo much fun to create these pages and just be free, even though they never turn out the way I planned.  Just go with the flow. hehe

Will see you next week and let you know what products SUSANA has in and have a new project for you.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DID YOU KNOW ???????

Good Morning,

First, I would like to take a moment to remember the lives lost on 9/11/2001.  

Man, do I have a lot of goodies to share with you today. I couldn't add all the pictures or my post would go on forever,  so please go and check out the STORE.

Below are just a few of the new times  SUSANA  has received. Isn't she a good enabler? hehe First, there are the  MELISSA FRANCES DECORATIVE CLIPS.  I am only showing one of the clips, but there are more. 


These are one of my favorite things to show you:  NEW IMPRESSION OBSESSION STAMPS.  Again, I am only showing you a few.  There are more holiday and other stamps.

Now, these are going to go fast.  SUSANA has in NEW IMPRESSION OBSESSION DIES.  There are a lot more than just this one.  There is a pine branch, ornament, Christmas tree and others.

Please come back and visit later in the week. I am planning on showing you a new project.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Good Morning, 

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend!  The weather here in Texas was hot and dry - so looking forward to fall (allergy season). lol  

As you can see, I am still practicing using mixed media.  I have found when I start a page it never ends up the way I had planned - stamps change, ink changes, etc.  .  However, it is still a lot of fun to use different stamps and products.  The best part about it is when you make  a mistake you can just cover it up. hehe

For the  main image image on my page I used a  STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS - GIRL WITH A HEART PURSE .  For the background I used DYLUSION INKS - BUBBLEGUM PINK  and VIBRANT TURQUOISE.   The background script with the heart is a UNITY STAMP - FOLLOW YOUR HEART (which includes the sentiment on the heart),  the heart border is a DYLUSION STAMP - INBETWEENIES, the bottom border is a DYLUSION STAMP - FURTHER AROUND THE EDGE, the heart with swirls was made using a CRAFTERS WORKSHOP STENCIL - SWIRLS AND FLOWERS.  The sentiment on the large heart comes with the UNITY STAMPS - FOLLOW YOUR HEART  and last, but not least, is the large sentiment which is from the ANDY SKINNER CLEAR ACRYLIC STAMP SET - WORD UP.  I think I gave you the recipe for everything.

SUSANA  has in more new products - COUTURE CREATIONS - EMBOSSING FOLDERS and some really cool  MEMORY BOX DIES , including dies for Halloween and Christmas.  Check them out before they sell out.  If you have time browse around the store and see all the new products.

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a wonderful weekend!!