Friday, March 27, 2009


I love little girls all dressed up in pretty dresses and with hats. I never looked good in hats and was thrilled when my girls turned out and looked adorable, or at least I thought so! Jennifer and Nichole loved dresses, but Tiffany hated them. I don't think she minded the hat as much as the dress!

When I saw Kalie in Sunhat and Dress from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, I had to have her. Not so much for the cute hat and dress, but because of the cute hat, dress and the boots! Nichole used to love dresses but she had a bit of an impulsive, adventuresome side to her as well. I remember one Sunday she was all dressed up in her cute little light blue dress with all the ruffles on it and white tights. I ran upstairs to put my dress on for church. Mind you, it was only put the dress on, zip it up and go. But the time I had done that, she had put on her big black mud boots and went outside and was sitting in one of the flower barrels petting Rocky, our beautiful golden lab, and just as content as could be. Oh, I forgot to say that it had rained the night before! Needless to say, we were late for church but she was happy and so was Rocky!

Kalie's boots remind me of that sweet Sunday morning that I'll never forget. I colored her with copics and added a bit of Glossy Accents to her hat. My background paper is done using the Crinkled Chalk technique that Danni presented yesterday on our Design Team Blog. I think it came out pretty great! I used red, orange and yellow as my colors and felt pretty good about it! I tried to keep her simple and added a border using my MS edger and added a thin white ribbon and Oyster Bella Baubles to her. The Sentiment is from a CTMH set my son-in-law, Christopher, got for me for Christmas called "The Simple Life". I love how she came out!

I'm trying to keep things simple in my life right now, like so many other people are. But this adorable stamp made me smile and brought back such a precious memory to me that I had to have her! Enjoy the simple things in life. They're priceless.

Card Ingredients:

Kalie in Sunhat and Dress from Eat Cake Graphics from SCACD, Bella Baubles, copics, MS Edger, "The Simple Life" sentiments from CTMH, ribbon, Prima flowers, Versachalk ink

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Crinkled Chalk Tutorial - Danni Style

Make sure you take a stop over at Follow Your Heart, our Design Team blog for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), and check our Danni's tutorial on Crinkled Chalk. She did a fabulous job and I'm going to give it a try at home! Great job, Danni!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Out of This World and some Whiff of Joy!

I love a man in a uniform! Can't resist them. But the thought of an astronaut sends me over the edge! When I was little, I remember sitting outside with my dad at night and I would lay at the edge of our small porch and gaze up at the sky and try and count the stars. Every child has done that. But I was lucky to be born in a time when the space program was just formulating and I was so excited about the possibility of space travel. How exciting to be off of earth and out in the vast outer space! I went as far as to write to my congressman and ask how I got into the space program. He wrote back and I'm the proud owner of some of the original NASA promotional information that was sent to those inquiring minds who wanted to know about getting into the space program. Well, actually my mom still has it. That and my Chatty Cathy doll, but that's another story! I wanted to go up so badly and still would love it. Every space movie that comes out, I see. Love it!

Space Ian from Summer's great store, Roses on Paper, is from The Greeting Farm line (gosh, I adore this line of stamps!) and I had to make him up! I used a glitter pen around his shield and used Glossy Accents to cover his face and I love how it turned out. Looks like you could knock on his shield and never touch his face! I added a moon and embossed the star background to give it a bit of dimension. I colored him with my copics and love how he came out!

And then there's Spring, on of my favorite seasons! I love when everything goes from white, grey and brown to green, pink, lilac, and yellow! Here is Willow with Flower Basket from the new Spring Collection of Whiff of Joy. I've had her done but haven't had the opportunity to put her together yet. I was organizing my craft things and found the small pack of paper from Making Memories called Sabrina and it was perfect. I colored Willow with copics and used Glossy Accents on her band and isn't the Flower Soft just perfect for her basket? I used Bella Baubles on the corners and some ribbon from my stash. I wanted to keep her as non fussy as possible and just show her off!

It feels good to be back and I hope everyone has a great day, be in dreaming of space or of the new spring season we're trying to get to!

Card Ingredients:

Space Ian from The Greeting Farm, Willow with Flower Basket from Whiff of Joy, Glossy Accents, Jelly Roll Clear Glitter Pen, Center Kisses Round, Spots and Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, nestabilities, Bella Baubles, ribbon, Flower Soft,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday - Catherine the Vet

It's been way too long since I've been visiting with you all! Sorry I've been gone, but my mom's been in the hospital, I've been working more at my part time job and I spent the weekend stamping at Stamp New England and meeting people I've admired and learned so much from on the web. I've been gone long enough though and I think Tuesday is a great day to rejoin the world of blogging.

Our Try It Tuesday Challenge passed down to us by our talented, ever fabulous leader, Suzanne Dean, for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD), was to create a card with a stamp from Anki's Sweethearts, illustrated by our very own Anki Bargman and sold exclusively through Susana, and use only two layers and two embellishments. Man, was this hard for me! I didn't realize how much I shimmerzed, stickled, flowered and glitzed up things until tonight. Well, Suzanne, I did the best I could!

I've loved Catherine the Vet ever since I laid eyes on her. She's just the kind of vet I'd love to have taking care of my Hagrid. I think the bandaide on the little puppy's behind is too cute! I love this adorable paper with doggie food from Bo Bunny that I've had in my stash. I've had it since I brought my Hagrid home. I gave the bottom of the card and the circle a bit of texture by using a cuttlebug folders and popped Catherine and her bag up with some dimensionals. I used some Scrapper's Floss in Tan as ribbon to hold the gold heart charm, just like my little Hagrid holds my heart.

Make sure you stop over to our Design Team blog, Follow Your Heart, to check out my other fellow Design Team buddie's creations. They're just fabulous!

I promise not to be gone so long from now. I've really missed spending time with you. I'll be back tomorrow to share some pictures from Stamp New England with you all. It was a great time!

Card Ingredients; Catherine the Vet from Anki's Sweethearts for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, Scrapper's Floss, Blue Moon Heart Charm, Copics, Atyou Spica Glitter pen, cuttlebug folders, nestabilities, Bo Bunny Paper.