Saturday, November 29, 2008

Faeries, Wishing and Hoping

I had to share a new picture of Allie and Tiffany at another wedding! This baby sure does make the rounds. This is one of Allie's Christmas dresses. Don't you just love the hat? She left it on the entire time. What a sweetie she is!

I'd like to introduce you to Miss Sassafras, a faerie that I picked up from Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Isn't she just the cutest thing? I colored her with copics and Prismacolor markers, used a lot of Icicles Stickles, Martha Stewart glitter, pink pearl brads from Making Memories, ribbon from Joann's Fabric, and the Designer Paper is from Brittany's Castle Collection. I love it. When I first saw her, I thought of pink lemonade! She's about as sassy as they come! Stop by and take a look at the other faeries at Susana's. They're just stunning.

I love the new Winter collection from Magnolia! Isn't this baby just the cutest thing? Monica sent her to me in a RAK and I wanted to use her for the MAGNOLIA-licious Sketch that Deb and Monica are doing. Stop over at Magnolia-licious Highlights and see what everyone came up with! I colored her with copics and cut her out. I used my oval nestabilities and sprayed them with Glitter Mist. The papers are all from DCWV, the Mat Stack and last year's Christmas stack. The poinsettias are from Prima and the ribbon came from Joann's. I love how soft looking she came out.

While I hate snow, my Nichole adores it! I just ordered Snowbunnybella from Stamping Bella and thought I'd work her up for some Christmas cards I need to make for a stamping get together I'm going to tomorrow. I love how she came out! I used White Fun Flock all around her and Icicle Stickles around her hood. The paper is from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding collection. I used some more Martha Stewart glitter to have her stand on. While I hate snow, I love working with the Bella!

I hope everyone is still enjoying their long weekend. I'm back to my crafting table!

Some Exciting Design Team News!

This has been quite a week for me in the world of stamping. I've been asked by my good friend, Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design to be a Guest Designer for her! And my dear friend, Summer at Roses on Paper asked me to be one of her seven Design Team Members for her store! I'm just so thrilled and excited to have these two as my good friends, but to be designing for them and presenting their products is more than I could have ever thought about. I so appreciate their confidence in me and my cards and I'm so excited to be working next to Suzanne at Scrap Bitz for Susana and the following ladies with Summer:

Ann-Christine "Anki" Bärgman (Sweden)
Rosette Camilleri (Malta)
Petra Heffernan (Australia)
Jodi-ann Lee (USA)
Ahilim "Lim" Perez (USA)
Iris Wiechmann (USA)

I can't wait to get to know and work with them all!

Rosette and Jodi also sent me this this beautiful award! Thank you so much, Rosette! She has so graciously passed this award on to me. I have to pass it on to ten others. I passed it on to eleven though! These people always inspire and never cease to amaze me. Then, in turn you all have to link back here, and to other 10 great bloggers who give you inspiration, and whom you love to visit!


Please go visit their blogs and get inspired. I know I always do!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

An Award from Suzanne

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Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on. I hope you’ll accept this award from me because of our friendship and the inspiration you all give me. I received this beautiful award from Suzanne. Thanks, Suzanne, you rock!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm no baker

I can't bake but Willow can! My girls used to bake when they'd go and stay with their grandmother. I can just see them both having to have their long hair pulled back in a pony tail to keep it out of their faces and running around in those slippers. The smell would be wonderful when we'd go pick them up. Willow Baking Cookies from Whiff of Joy Stamps reminds me so much of that time!

If you're looking for the Whiff of Joy stamps, you can find them at Summer's at Roses on Paper. I colored Willow with copics and the papers are from Basic Grey's Blush line. Love, love them! I went around her with my spica clear glitter pen, the brads are from Making Memories and the ribbon from Offray. I used my dotted swiss cuttlebug embossing folder to give her a bit of texture. I think she looks yummy! I made her for the Whiff of Joy Challeges

I can still smell the aroma of chocolate chip cookies, my Nichole's specality. When people have done something she likes at work or if she's trying to butter someone up, she bakes these cookies. It's a scrumptious fragrance and I highly recommend it! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Favorite Faerie

I love trees. They provide shade and relief from the hot sun and fill our landscape with breathtaking colors. My favorite tree is a weeping willow. I love how the branches seem to just lay over in perfect shape and provide a mushroom over you. Their long leaves are so thin and if you're laying under one and the wind is blowing, you can hear them tinkling against each other.

Today is my daughter Nichole's 22nd birthday and this image so reminded me of her. Brave, fierce, ready to fully protect anything that belongs to her or that she loves. This card embodies Nichole's spirit and since she's a girly-girl and loves bling, it had to go to her! Happy Birthday, baby.

When I saw this faerie that Susana from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design got some beautiful faeries in her store, I had to order some. Willow was the first one I picked up because she looked fierce, commanding and so elegant. She was so easy and fun to color. The papers are from Once Upon a Time from DCWV and I colored her with Prismacolor markers and copics and used my banana colored chalk to fill in the background. I bought my first sizzix die and used it for the swirls on the edges (I loved this and I'll be getting more of them!) I used crystal Stickles on her wings and my clear jelly roller for the vine on her garland. The ribbon is from Offray and came from Joann's.

I hope you enjoy this brave protectress. I think she's stunning!