Sunday, April 11, 2010

Camptown Girls . . .

Won't You Come Out tonight? The Rosebuds made it through to the next round with The Greeting Farm Royal Battle and it's my turn up and I'm scared! My battle challenge was to make a scrapbook page and I don't scrap! HELP! I need you to go and vote and you if follow this link, it will get you there. Please help me by voting for my page at the above link. Everyone has worked so hard and I'd hate to let my talented team members down.

I love this picture and found it while I was at home in Ohio last weekend. Look at these saucy girls! This is a picture from my navy days when a couple of my friends and I went to an amusement park. We decided we'd put a bit of fun into our outing and instead of sitting around in jeans and tank tops having our Jack and coke, we decided to add a bit of fantasy to our adventure. We could have really stepped back in time and fit right in with any camptown going ons! Yes, we could hold our own!
I love the vintage look of the papers and this Cheeky Shooter is one of my favorite stamps from The Greeting Farm. She just screams sass and I love to stamp me some sass!

Isn't this Cheeky Shooter just the best? I simply adore her and her sisters from The Greeting Farm. I've got so many ideas for these babes and can't wait to play some more with them.

I hope you enjoyed one of my first scrapbook pages. It's a scary thing but I had so much more fun that I thought I would! I'm going to be making me another page!

Please go over and vote for us Rosebuds over at The Greeting Farm blog. I need all the help I can get! Thanks a bunch!

Page Ingredients:

Cheeky Shooter from The Greeting Farm, MS fancy lace edger punch, copics, ribbon, K&Company paper, Making Memory brass hardware, Jelly Roller clear pen, Distressed inks.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Camptown Girls . . .

Is coming tomorrow! I get to show off my scrabpooking abilities or lack of, for our team, The Rosebuds, for The Greeting Farm's Royal Battle. We've made it through to Week 3 and I sur4e don't want to let my sisters down. So stop back tomorrow and find out where to go to vote for us.

In the mean time, I thought I'd show you a couple of pictures of my family from
Easter. We had the greatest time and I love spending time with them. So enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow with a different side of me!

Here's our Allie eating breakfast. She grows so fast!

Ella, Heidi and Allie., Aren't they all just gorgeous?

With Daddy going through the Easter Egg Hunt bag.

This is all of us. Gosh, it was wonderful!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin With Those New Clear Stamps

I thought I'd share a tutorial for those of you who are a bit leary of the new clear stamps. This is my way of stamping and hopefully it will put a different spin on the clear stamps for you.


1 Belles N' Whistles stamp (the most important thing and I just love Wishes!)
Ink of your choice (I chose Memento Tuxedo Black)
Paper of your choice
Acrylic block to fit your stamp
1 9 x 12 sheet of craft foam (Yes, it's like the kind you can get at Joann's for like 10 for $1.00 when they're on sale!)

First I place my paper on top of the sheet of foam. This gives your stamp a great cushion in helping the ink cover the paper.

Then I peel off the protective covering from my acrylic block. I always cover my blocks with Tac N' Peel and love it!

Next I ink up my stamp. I like to pat my block on top of the ink pad but do it however works for you.

Then I place my block on the paper wherever I want to stamp. And then press down! Don't rock too much and try and place even pressure over the entire stamp.

Then just lift the stamp up and you've got a great, clear, crisp and clean image! I have been stamping like this for like a year and a half and I always get a great impression but these clear stamps are great to stamp with.

Some of you were worried about how detailed Elisabeth Bell's images would turn out and I picked Wishes from our new Spring and Summer Release because of the great detail and small lines used and it came out perfectly! I've stamps up all of the new clear Belles N' Whistles stamps and didn't get a bad image out of any of them.

So go get some cheap foam sheets, a great acrylic block and stamp away! I hope this clears up some of your misgivings about the quality of the image you'll get by using these clear stamps. I've got to tell you that not only was I not disappointed with them, but I loved how much space I saved with them! Quick, easy, clean stamping, Belles N' Whistles stamps! Enjoy!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Li'l Cowboy by Elizabeth Bell

She's gone and done it again! The oh so talented and inspiring Elisabeth Bell has taken me back to my childhood where things were so innocent and pleasures were simple. She's brought us some us some of the sweetest digi stamps and I couldn't be happier to be presenting and sharing them with you on my favorite holiday of the year, Easter weekend!

This sweetie pop is Li'l Cowboy and he takes me back to times with my brother and my nephews. There's nothing as timeless as a little horsey head on a stick! I can still feel the soft, cool plastic with the bright white impressions on it from when my little brother, Rick, used to get one of these. He would ride it around and I so wanted to have my own horse. I remember one time telling Mommy I had changed my name and demanded that everyone start calling me Dale Evans! And I remember getting mad at my brother one time for something stupid and I took his horse and stuck the head in some water and mopped the floor with his horse's mane! Yep, I was a little something with attitude back then!

I just adore the feel of this sweetie with his little long johns on. Can't you just see him growing up to become a real bull rider or ranch hand? Oh, those earthy men just make me weak in the knees!

And his sweet boots! I remember buying one of these same horsey's for my nephews and the boots. Oh how they thought they were all grown up in those boots! Little did I realize how fast their little feet grew!

I love this saying 'Free your mind from worries". I adore these block sayings and thought this one was so carefree and perfectly suited for the easy feel of this card.

So go off and free your mind from worries and let it create something wonderful and warming from your childhood. Head on over to Elisabeth's blog and pick up these sweet things and show us what you created. I love hearing about other's childhoods and memories. Happy Easter on this blessed weekend.

Card Ingredients:

Li'l Cowboy digi by Elisabeth Bell, My Mind's Eye paperpack, Kaisercraft flowers, Scrapper's Floss, buttons, star charms from Blue Moon, MS leaf punch.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Greeting Farm, The Rosebuds and The Royal Battle!

A few of my good stamping buddies got together and joined the Battle going on over at The Greeting Farm! It's kind of like the American Idol of stamping and we'd love for you to come over and vote for our team. We're The Rosebuds and Jodi has our first card up and she did a fabulous job! Go Jodi! Go Jodi! You're a Rosebud! You're a Rosebud! It was retro week and the picture above was the inspiration for the card.

So if you would like to place a vote (well - you actuall got 3) - then this is how you do it:

"You must be registered to vote.
Go to
Click on Register and fill out the form.
You will be sent confirmation info to your email and you must click the link to officially be activated. If for some reason you do not recieve it, just email me and I will manually activate your registry.
Once you are activated, go back to and login.
Once you are logged in, go to Contest/Challenges > TGF ROYAL BATTLE > Week 1
Vote for your top 3 choices. When you comment, that counts as your vote. So Comment on your top 3 choices.
ANYONE and EVERYONE can vote. "

So if you love the card from The Rosebuds this week - please make sure that you vote before Tuesday!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Summer Time, Summer Time...

It's my day to host our blog post for the day and I thought I'd being a bit of sunshine and fun into your day! Don't you just love our new release? I simply am enchanted by them and thought I'd share one of my favorite activities with you - hanging out by the pool!

If you know anything about me, you know I love the sun and fun and these two cuties from Splashing Good Time take me back to some of my favorite times. Can you remember the days when that little wading pool just felt so cool and refreshing on a hot day? I'm not a bit ashamed to say that I used to lay out in the sun smack in the middle of one of those wading pools! One of my good friends thought I was buying the pool for my nephews who used to come over all the time, but I certainly set her straight that it was MY pool, thank you very much! Oh, to be young and have the time to laze around out in the sun.

This cutie is colored with copics and I added some bright yellow Prima Flowers and spacers and pearls at the bottom because yellow flowers just mean hot weather to me. I love the waterfall Stickles and think it gives this water the perfect sparkles.

And here they are close up! Wouldn't you love to just jump in that pool with them?

Hope you enjoy this cute summery creation. It was so fun to put together and I hope it brings a bit of sunshine into your day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:

Splashing Good Times from Belles N' Whistles, copics, June Bug paper pack from BasicGrey, BasicGrey Bling, EK Success wave punch, MS leaf punch, spacers, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, Prima flowers.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Roses on Paper Challenge - Punches!

I finally have a few minutes to participate in our Roses on Paper Design Team Challenge. It feels like I've been gone forever, but I've been so busy with work and family and my dog and major computer problems and my new activities here in Florida that it's been hard to concentrate and get a card done!

This week our oh, so talented Rosette, challenged us to use punches on our cards and what fun it was! I really had to pull out my box of punches from the back of my stamping things and I had a ball with them! The image I used was Belle Dusting Cuckoo from the new Belles N' Whistles release that we had the great pleasure of showing off on Friday. Hope you enjoy her because there's a story that goes with her.

When were were stationed in Sicily, my ex-husband went on a trip to Germany with his squadron and brought me back the most beautiful cuckoo clock and I absolutely loved it! The pinecones and tether that went back and forth keeping time always fascinated me. Well, when I moved and got my cat, Porthos, he would sit and just look at it with amazement. I think it was the constant motion that did it for him. After he got a bit older and bigger, he'd wait for the pinecones to get to where he could reach them and he'd bat them back and forth and try to get them off the chain and that poor clock almost lost it's life more times than I care to remember! Now my girls are fighting over who gets it when I'm too old to worry about it. Little do they know, I don't think I'll ever be that old!

Belle is colored with copics and I added just a bit of Stickles to her sweet apron. I used some half moon pearls on her and made a lacy doily type bank instead of ribbon. Hope you enjoy her because she sure was fun to play with and take a trip down memory lane with.

Make sure to stop by and join in on our challenge. We'd love to see how you use your punches!

Card Ingredients:

Belle Dusting Cuckoo by Belles N' Whistles, copics, Stickles, Cherry Pie paper pack by Cosmo Cricket, BasicGrey Bling, Scrapper's Floss, SU ticket punch, EK Success swirl punch, MS lace edger, MS branch punch, buttons, Jelly Roller clear glaze pen

Friday, March 19, 2010

Belles N' Whistles Blog Hop - Bronzing Beauty

Hot fun in the summertime! I love that song because it's about my favorite time of the year. So I want to welcome you to the new "Spring & Cleaning & Summertime" blog hop release! If you've come to my blog from the ever talented Lynda, then you're on the right track. If not, make sure you go to our Belles N' Whistles blog and start from the beginning. These images are just to stinkin cute and you'll not want to miss out on seeing a single one of them! Now, on to the cuteness!

Isn't she just too cute for words? I'm just head over heels in love with Bronzing Beauty! When I looked at her, well, it was true love! I love every single thing about her, especially her towel! She's exactly how I see myself in my mind - slim, gorgeous and having some great time in the sun'! Well, I'm not slim or gorgeous but I sure do love the sun!

She's colored with copics and I added some Diamond Glaze to the pool to give it that vinyl look. Isn't the sun and pool just too much fun? They're new digis that are also available with this fun release. I added some stickles to the water and a bit around Belle and on the Prima Flower for a bit of sparkle because you know how much I love that!

And have you heard that Belles `n Whistles stamps are now sparkling clear! Designed by artist Elisabeth Bell, they are the finest of sparkling clear, genuine photopolymer stamps around, made in the U.S.! Ready to use with an acrylic block, stamping couldn't be any simpler! These sparkling clear stamps allow for effortless placement on craft projects, easy clean up and compact storage too! Stamping clearly has never been so sweet! You are sure to love your new sparkling clear Belles `n Whistles stamps!

OK, so now head on over to our fearless leader, Summer's blog for the next round of gooey sweetness coming your way! Thanks for stopping by! Remember that pre-orders for stamps start on Saturday, March 20 with stamps beginning to ship March 27. Happy hopping!

Card Ingredients:

Bronzing Beauty from Belles N' Whistles, Portebello Road paper from K&Company, Rhinestones from K&Company, MS daisy border punch, copics, SU topnote die cut, Prima Flowers, Stickles, ribbon, Blue Moon charm.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Where does Belle live? New Belles N' Whistles Release Blog Hop ComingTomorrow!

There's a new Belles N' Whistles release coming and we're celebratring this fun release with a big blog hop tomorrow so get ready! You're going totally love it! I can't wait to share them with you! To mark this great release, we're wanting to see where Belle lives so make sure to hop over to our Belles N' Whistles Design Team Blog to see where all of our Belle's live and to see where some of your fellow stampers are. What fun this has been. Here's Belle's new home with me here in Florida.

This is out Belle's front door. Gorgeous tree, isn't it? Gives me shade all the time!

And this is where Belle hangs out when the temperature allows. Oh, I do love the sun!

And we can't forget Hagrid! Bell even walks over to the dog park with him and keeps me company while he plays. Well, he sniffs more than he plays!

Don't forget to join us for our blog hop tomorrow because these are too cute to pass up! See you then!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

There He Goes, Off To The Wild Blue Yonder!

We've finally reached the time when my son-in-law Branden has left for basic training for the Air Force. It seems like it was only yesterday when he and Nichole told me they were getting married and he was going into the Air Force. So much has happened since that time in our family. The babies celebrated their first birthday, Tiff and Allie were up with us for a month before the wedding. And then there was the gorgeous, fabulous wedding. Oh, what a grand day that was for us! Then came my move to Florida and a new career and then last week Branden left for bootcamp and it's like we came full circle. Gotta love that in a family.

This is the card I made for Branden in celebration of his new journey. This cutie is a digi from The Greeting Farm called Chibi Business. I love his watch and while his hat isn't an Air Force cover but I tried to get his suit to stand out more! The paper is from my stash and I just think he's great!

Good luck to my fabulous son-in-law and my daughter, who is doing just great! I love you all so very much.

Card Ingredients:

Chibi Business from The Greeting Farm, copics, gold spica pen, paper from my stash.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Aurora with Tulips

I know, I know, two days in a row is a bit scary! But I love this sweet little sprite Aurora from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. She's such a cutie pie and always looks so stinkin happy! Just love her sweet face!

She's all done up in copics with stickles and some great BasicGrey papers. I embossed the plaid paper with my cuttlebug folder for a bit more texture and added some Stickles to these sweet tulips. Gosh, I want to be sitting with her, don't you? It's raining like crazy here in Florida and it reminds me that before long the tulips and spring bulbs will be popping out of the ground and I can't wait for all the beautiful color. My mom has the greatest tulips in her yard every spring and it's one of the things she looks forward to the most - all that gorgeous color!

Susana is having a great release tomorrow for her new line of sweet stamps from Victoria Case! Make sure to stop by and join in on the blog hop! There some of the most talented stampers around and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Here's hoping that Miss Aurora visits Nola's tulips this year!

Card Ingredients:

Aurora with Tulips from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, BasicGrey paper, cuttlebug embossing folder, nestabilities, Stickles, copics, Bella Baubles, ribbon, Petaloo flower.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Love me some Tilda!

I don't know how I posted this cutie without writing something! This is one of the sweeties I made while my computer was down and have just had a chance to post here. This is my sweet Tilda from Magnolia and I made her for our last challenge over at Roses on Paper. I do love these sweeties and haven't given them as much attention as I should have lately. This is Tilda with Birdcage and I just think she's so precious.

She's colored with copics and the paper is from BasicGrey and the flowers are Prima Flowers and I had to put some stickles on her! You know I just can't keep them off my Magnolias!

Hope you enjoy my sweet Tilda. I sure do love them!

Card Ingredients:
Tilda with Birdcage, BasicGrey Bittersweet paper, ribbon, Stickles, copics, Prima Flowers, BasicGrey Bling, spacers, cuttlegbug embossing folder

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm back and a new digi release from Elisabeth Bell!

For those of you who came back to visit, thank you so much for hanging in there with me! It's been a very trying couple of weeks without a computer but it's been a good, revealing couple of weeks for me. I've got my computer back and it's better than ever! Nice new monitor and a keyboard that I think I can finally type with! And I'm having some work done on my blog, so look back in a few days and it should be fabulous! And I've got a few cards to share with you this week and I've been playing around with some of digis and here's an absolutely enchanting one from the oh so talented Elisabeth Bell that I'd love to share with you.

The ever so talented Elisabeth Bell has released another fabulous digi and this sweetie is called "Pat-A-Cake"! Isn't it just too sweet and cute? The Belles N' Whistles team was asked to help show her off so make sure to stop over at all my sisters blogs and see what they've come up with for you!

I remember sitting for hours on end playing Pat-A-Cake with my best friend growing up, Debbie, and then with all my nephews and of course with my girls. And I'm sad to say that no matter how many time I baked that cake, you still wouldn't eat it very much of it! Baking is not my forte but spending hours on end with the little ones that I love sure was! I love this sweet image because it so reminds me of spending wonderful, happy times with loved ones and oh, how I wish I looked this sweet and fresh playing!

She's colored with copics and I used the great papers from The Basic Origins collection from BasicGrey. Love their papers and the colors from this collection are just beautiful.

Make sure to stop by over at Elisabeth's blog and pick this sweet experience up for your collection. So go have some fun and tell me all about your favorite childhood game. I' love to hear about it!

Card Ingredients:

Pat-A-Cake by Elisabeth Bell, Basic Origins paper pack from BasicGrey, Prima Flowers, copics, Cuttlebug folder, nestabilities, Diamond Glaze, BasicGrey Bling, ribbon, MS branch punch.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

No Monitor!

Well, my monitor has gone out on me and I can't see a graphic or touch up a photo or see it the picture is clear. I should be getting a new computer or monitor on Tuesday and should be back up shortly after that. Wish me luck and know that I've missed you all! Susana at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design has some great new products in the store so make sure you stop over and take a peek!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sorry for my absence!

I'm so sorry that I haven't been around to post this week but my daughter, Tiffany, and her husband, Chris, and my Allie have come to visit! I need all the Nana time I can get! Chris has been doing some housekeeping on my computer so I've been a bit out of commission. I promise to be back tomorrow with something cute and maybe something a bit sassy.

But while I'm here, head on over to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and check out all the great new products she's brought into the shop! Tons of sun stuff!

Yak at you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Try It Out Tuesday 52 - Aurora Takes a Break

One of life's greatest pleasures for me has always been reading. Sitting in a chair in my home and going to all different countries around the world or even into an imagined world has saved me from losing my mind at times! Give me a good story that I just can't put down and well, that's my piece of heaven on earth.

Suzanne challenged us to create a book mark this week for our challenge over at Follow Your Heart, the blog for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and I decided on another of our sweet Aurora stamps, Aurora Takes a Break, designed by our ever talented Victoria Case. I just adore this collection!

I colored her with copics and added just a bit of stickles. I colored her like my little strawberry sprite! I love her little green boots! I added a bit of my new K&Company paper and tried to keep her a bit light and inviting. What do you think?

You know me, I had to show off her sweet face! Make sure to stop over at Follow Your Heart and see what my Design Team partners have come up with for you! I'd love to see what you would create for a bookmark! Let's go take a break and read!

Card Ingredients:

Aurora Taking a Break by Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, copics, Stickles, Kaisercraft Pearls, ribbon, EK Success corner punch, nestabilities

Monday, January 25, 2010

Roses on Paper Design Team Sketch -

Today over at Roses on Paper's Design Team Challenge blog, we have a sketch challenge created by our inspiring and talented Iris and I just loved putting this cutie together. Here's the sketch:

I pulled out one of my favorite Magnolias, Tila with Hearts, and colored her up with my copics and used some of my favorite Infuse paper from BasicGrey. Summer carries lots of different BasicGrey papers and Magnolias stamps and you can pick them up at Roses on Paper. Here's what I came up with:

I found these cute heart sticker type brads from K&Company and I thought they were perfect to touch up the ribbon and I simply adore the sentiment from Sentiment Salon! What is better than printing off sentiments and putting them on a card? That is so easy for me!

So head on over to the Roses on Paper Challenge Blog and see what my DT sisters have come up with to inspire you. Join in on our fun because we love seeing what you do!

Card Ingredients:

Tilda with Hearts by Magnolia, Sentiment by Sentiment Salon, Infuse paper by BasicGrey, , Stickles, heart brads by K&Company, Stickles, ribbon, nestabilities, Textured folder by cuttlebug, rhinestone flourish by Made Simple, copics, Distressed Inks, Prima Flowers.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside from Sentiment Salon and January Birthday Calendar Page

I've got a great project to share with you today, or tonight! Our every talented and thoughtfully sweet Iris at Belles N' Whistles Design Team came up with this great birthday calendar! I am forever forgetting birthdays and this year I want to try and be better about them. So Happy Birthday to my adopted baby girl, Kelly! Try and stay out of trouble!

I love this template because you can use it for birthdays, anniversaries, those special days, paydays, you name it and you can do it. Since it's January, I thought I'd use The Christmas Door from Belles N' Whistles, and color it in winter colors rather than Christmas ones. I think this baby doll is just so stinkin cute going to deliver her package. I made the balls on the trees and the wreath into fruit, oranges but you can call them pomegranates if you chose! I added Stickles and some Prima Flowers with spacers and pearls in the corner. Oh, and some the the Christmas stamps from our Belles N' Whistles Christmas Collection are now on sale! That's always as great thing this time of the year.

And don't you just love this sweet sentiment? My good friend, Deb, started a blog called Sentiment Salon and asked me to be on her design team and I was so excited! I can't wait to bring you some gorgeous and fun cards with sentiments on them! They're digis and so much fun! I love the idea of printing something out and sizing it how I want. Go over and take a look at the fabulous sayings she's got going on over there!

This was a good start for me because I'm wanting to get into scrap booking and I thought using all of a 6 x 6 piece of paper was a huge leap for me! I thought the Eskimo Kisses background was perfect for my winter scene! I had a blast on this one and I can't wait to put together my February calendar page.

I'll be back over the weekend but I just needed to take a couple of days off this past week but I hope you enjoy what I came back with. Have a great weekend everyone!

Card Ingredients:

The Christmas Door from Belles N' Whistles, Baby It's Cold Outside sentiment from Sentiment Salon, copics, Eskimo Kisses paper and brads from BasicGrey, Bling from BasicGrey, Prima flowers, Spacers, Stickles, nestabilities, Distress Inks from Tim Holtz,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Try It Out Tuesday 51 - Aurora All Altered Up!

It's Try It Out Tuesday here for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design over at Follow Your Heart. Our leader and new Dirty Girl over at SCS, Suzanne, challenged us to use the new cutie pie sprite, Aurora, from Victoria Case for Susana's shop, and alter something. Well, let me tell you about my newest venture. It's a diet. Yep, I need to lose some weight and I think I found a plan I can live with. I'm just starting it, but after I commit to it, I'll let you know all about it. Anywho, I have to keep a food journal so I've altered a notebook. I wanted to do something practical and this 6 x 6 book I picked up at Joann's was just the right size and since it has a lot to do with protein and nuts, I thought Aurora with Bird, would be perfect because of the nuts she's feeding this cutie little bird.

Aurora is colored with copics and she's got that Stickle-dew all over her again! I added some Prima Flowers in one corner and some Bella Baubles in another. And the ribbon along the spiral is from my stash. I love using all the little pieces up!

Something about this image that I just love is this sweet little bird and the nuts. Aren't they just too adorable?

Make sure to stop over at the store blog and see the fabulous projects my Designing buddies have come up with for you. So now what are you going to alter? Tell me all about it!

Card Ingredients:

Aurora with Bird from the Aurora Collection by Victoria Case from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, copics, nestabilities, ribbon, stickles, Prima Flowers, MS branch and leaf punch, notebook, Bella Baubles.

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Showtime!

I love the circus. When I was little one of the things I wanted to do was be a trapeze artist. I wanted to fly through the air from one bar, do flips and gracefully grab hold of the handsome man that is hanging upside down on the other side of the tent! It's been a while since I've played with some of The Greeting Farms and I had to take some time to spend with Anya and Showtime today! I get all of my The Greeting Farm Stamps from Summer at Roses on Paper. I just adore these sweeties!

This cutie is colored with copics and I used Stickles to highlight her band, the elephant's pants and the popcorn. I think it was just enough! And I've been dying to make one of the Stair Step Fold Cards. I thought it kind of set the stage for Anya and her traveling show!

So what was your favorite part of the circus? I'd love to know!

Card Ingredients:

Showtime by The Greeting Farm, copics, nestabilities, Stickles, buttons, Scrapper's Floss, ribbon, charms

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Aurora at Home - My New Address!

I can't resist this sweet Aurora, the newest collection from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I have a good friend what I wanted to send my new address to and I thought Aurora at Home was perfect for that! These sweetie cute sprites are how available at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. Head on over to Susana's shop and pick thise baby up!

This baby is colored with copics and I added some stickles to her because I think she looks like she's been out walking around in the morning dew! I added a bit of Smooch to her flowers and some Flower Soft for the grass. I love this sketch from The Sweetest Thing blog. I think I'll use this one again! I love the subtle colors of the Origins paper pad from BasicGrey. It's perfect for a little woodland sprite!

You know how I love to show off these sweet, innocent looking faces! Can you resist them? I sure can't! And I love this bow! I made it with using my Bow Easy! It makes it easy peasy to have gorgeous bows!

So head on over to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and go pick up these sweet little sprites! They need to come and live at your house!

Card Ingredients:

Aurora at Home by Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, copics, Origins paper pad from BasicGrey, Stickles, Smooch, Flower Soft, Diamond Glaze, Prima Flowers, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, ribbon, Bow Easy, MS branch punch.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Aurora with Cake - I'm Enchanted!

Welcome to our Blog Hop to celebrate the release of our sweet new Aurora collection from Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design! I just know you're going to go gaga over this sweet little sprite as much as we all have! If you've come to my blog from Carolyn's blog, then you're on the right track! If not, our hop starts at Jen's blog so go start with her! I'd hate for any of you to miss out on the absolutely fabulous creations my designing buddies have come up with for you! And now, I just can't wait for you to meet Aurora! Have you ever seen or hoped for something that was the essence of pure joy, love and happiness? Well, lay eyes on this sweet face and I dare you not to be enchanted!

I'd like to introduce you to our newest, most adorable living, breathing, sweetest sprite, Aurora, who is now living at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and designed by the ever so talented illustrator, Victoria Case! Doesn't she just have the happiest look on her face? I saw her and fell in love! When I saw her all dressed up in her little petals, a poppy and sunflower came to mind! I was exploring around my new apartment complex and the puppy park has a huge poppy bush in front of it. Oh the colors were just brilliant and vibrant and I knew I wanted to do some type of card using those colors! When I got close, I noticed they had just a bit of yellow and a tint of brown around it so I decided that my first Aurora was going to be my poppy sprite!

She's colored with copics and a little bit of Smooch here and stickles there and a gold pearl on her collar and a butterfly in her hair! I love this sketch from Papertake Weekly and think I'll be using it a lot!

Now head on over to Suzanne's blog and see what gorgeous inspiration she has in store for you! Like I said earlier, I dare you to be enchanted!

Card Ingredients:

Aurora with Cake by Victoria Case for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, copics, Sugar Rush paper from BasicGrey, ribbon, brushed rhinestones, Smooch, Stickles, Divine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, Dress Up Button, MS fancy lace punch