Monday, September 4, 2017

Fairy Birthday for my sweet Emma

My first granddaughter turned 9 in July and we had a blast!  This girl is so amazing and tough!  She can smack a softball like no one's business and do some serious butt kicking in karate!  She's got some of the thickest hair I've ever seen, and believe me between my three girls and 4 granddaughters, I've seen and dealt with a lot!  Emma is always sweet to me and always wants me to show her how to do something, knitting, crochet, and I can see us sewing together in the future.  I love her to the moon and back and had to make a special card just for her.




Most of the birthday cards I made for my granddaughters come from my favorite, Miss Elisabeth Bell!  I simply adore her images and can never get enough of them.  For Emma's card, I used lots or purples (which I don't normally use), and had such a blast coloring her up!


 True to form for me, she's got stickles all over her and the frame and flowers are done with Spellbinder dies and the Swiss Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug addes some texture to her.  Oh, and I can never forget the pearls!  Oh, how I love me some pearls!

For anyone who was stopped by, thank you so much!  I'm back in the swing and hope to be back with some fun cards and silly stories.

Enjoy!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Norwex - Making Things Cleaner and Greener

I've taken off on a great adventure as a Sales Consultant for Norwex products!  I'm hook on anything that can make my life easier, cleaner, and greener.  These products make cleaning quicker and without the need for all the chemicals that come in commercial cleaners.  For the most part all you need is water and some of these amazing microfiber cloths and you're off towards a healthier lifestyle. 




I'll be back with more on them and my Pampered Chef as well as some adorable cards I've got sitting on my craft table that I just need to put together!

Hope to hear from some of you soon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sweet Baby Ray-Ray and Valentines

It has been a while but I'm getting my mojo back.  Today is a day of celebration for my Sweet Baby Ray-Ray, really Raylee, because she's three years old today!  Isn't she just a doll?




She makes me happy just being around her and she makes my heart so full.  Happy Day sweet baby girl!
 
I also finally made a couple of cards and I was pretty proud of them! 
 
This one is Miss Kelly Von Sweet from Polkadoodles and she's colored with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Markers. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite digital companies!  I'm still working on my coloring skills because I'm so rusty, but at least I'm trying!  If you really need help, I highly recommend Kit and Clowder's classes.  They are so easy to follow and break things down to help you with your blending, light source, mixing colors, everything! 
 

And the second one is Molly's Basket of Love by Connie Fong Art.  I am in love with her cute designs as well!  She's also colored with distressed inks and I added some Stickles to her as well.

 
I just wanted to pop in and say "Hello", and share a little bit of my happiness with whoever might be out there.


Monday, December 12, 2016

If I said I wanted to blog again, would you believe me???

It's been forever, but I've missed this.  I've really missed this!  I've had a lot going on since my last post.  I've moved back to Maine when my old employer (that I probably shouldn't have ever left!), reached out and asked what would it take for me to come back.  I told them, they sent me my employees packet, and 6 weeks later I came home!  That was in August, 2014 and I've not regretted it for one second.  Except for during the winter when I've been freezing my butt off!!!

I've got a great apartment that I love with one of my sweet friends, Wanda, living two steps from me, my youngest daughter, Nichole and her family, are back, my oldest, Jennifer and her family are still here, and my Tiffany and hers are still in Florida.  I have my Hagrid here with me and life is good!

As you can see, he doesn't like the cold any more than I do!

I've started selling Pampered Chef because I finally have realized how much easier and more fun it is to cook when you have great products to cut with!  I love everything so much I might as well sell it and pick things up as I need them.  My daughter, Nichole, is my director so it's something I get to do with her and I love it!


I've grown my hair out and I really need to get that color job done in the next few days!

Coloring is something that I always loved to do but have totally forgotten how to.  Best way to learn I've found out, is through Kit and Clowder's coloring classes.  I signed up for their Pencil Perfecting class and am having such a great time!  Here's a peek at what I've learned so far:



I'be got a lot of catching up to do, but I'm so excited about sharing my new found love of learning to cook, coloring and putting some cards together, knitting, and just sharing my days and loves again.  I hope there are still some people out there that may still want to see what I've created and want to hear what I yak on about.

Also, any suggestions on someone who can help give me some direction on updating my blog would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks and I'll be back chatting soon!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Little Witch on The Moon for Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection with The Digi Bells

Gosh, it seems like a lifetime ago since I've posted and it probably has been.  Life intervenes and has a way of helping you reexamine things that have become your life and helps you put all things in perspective.  I've had to do that these past few months and have made some changes, for the positive overall, in my life.  But I'll share all that later.  

Today I want to share my love for the uber talented Elisabeth Bell and my designing family over at The Digi Bells by sharing our newest member to our digital family, Little Witch on the Moon for Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection!  If you came here from Pop's gorgeous creation, then you're on the right track.  If not, head back over to her blog and start off on the right broom, I mean track!

Here's the order in case you're lost:

Susan - http://stampingtink.blogspot.com/ (You'e here now!)

So here's my take on this cutie pie of a magical creation!


Isn't she just too cute for herself?  I do love all things magical and mysterious and witches are my all time favorite things to create this time of the year!  


She's colored with copics and let me tell you, I just about forgot how to shade!  I used some stickles on the moon and the night sky is done by sponging distressed ink in Faded Jeans.


I added some stickles all over her dress, hat, stars and broom.  To give the background papers some texture, I used my spider web Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The swirls are from a Sizzix die and the gems are from Studio G.


I just love these papers from K&Company.  My other favorite thing to use on my cards has become Stampin Up's seam binding for ribbon.  Love that stuff and think it totally rocks!  I get my Stampin Up supplies from my fabulous friend, Janis Lewis and you can find her here.  


Here's one last look at this sweetie pie.  


Now head on over to Alethea's fabulous blog and see what she has instore for you!  For a chance to win her, make sure you leave a comment on each of my designing sister's blogs as well!  They're all so talented and some of the best in the stamping world and I'd hate for you to miss out on their glorious and magical creations! Thanks for stopping by and it feels good to be back!