Thursday, August 23, 2012

Towel Tammy

I love a nice, hot, bubbly bath.  I solve all my problems, my kids problems, the world's problems, daydream, read, plan, relax and just shut totally down in a big old tub.  Nothing better.  But it could just be my luck, and we all know how my luck goes, but once the water starts to cool down, so does my problem solving abilities!

Sassy Studio Designs has a freebie every Friday over at their Paper Craft Planet group and last week's image was Towel Tammy.  Oh, she speaks to me and love for all things related to a bath!

Isn't she just something?!  I colored her with copics and hold the blogging world together, but I didn't add any stickles!  I did, however, add some Diamond Glaze to her lips for a hint of shine.  The papers are from Authentique's Essentials Collection and I love them!  It's the first time I've used them and I'm going to get me some more!  I added some Baubles and a sheer ribbon with a Basic Grey button.  I cut out the image and the outline with my Nestabilities.

I think her face looks so relaxed and gorgeous!

I added some Scattered Straw distressed ink around the edges of the image and to the inside of the writing area.

I loved these cherry colored Baubles so much I added them to the inside.

Here's the full inside.

She is made for the challenge over at the Paper Craft Planet Sassy Studio Design Group challenge for all wet.  I am also entering her for The Crazy Challenge where anything goes.

I sure hope you enjoy this beauty and wish a nice, hot, relaxing bath, and long legs that go on forever (which my poor 5"3 body will never have!), on us all!

Wishes Granted - Maybe!

Don't you love that feeling when one of your wishes actually comes true?  It's that feeling you can't explain that totally overtakes you when all of the build up, anticipation, planning, hoping, comes to fruition and all is right with the world in that moment.  It's magical, it's euphoric, well, it's just down right enchanting.

Those times don't come around all the time and when I saw this cutie, Wishes Granted, by the ever so talented artist, Heather Valentin over at Scrapbook Stamp Society, I felt like one of my stamping wishes had been granted.  I'm always waiting for something to really wow me and I found tons of wow at Scrapbook Stamp Society!  Here's my own personal genie.

I've been on a purple kick lately!  I think it's all the Halloween I've been around at the store!  I colored this beauty with copics and since I wanted her to have lots of shine and sheen, I added some Stickles to her.  This Art Impressions paper stack is so gorgeous and fits so many different looks to presenting images.  I tried to keep her simple and striking.  I added some Diamond Glaze to her lips and a few Baubbles, a clear stickpin from Basic Grey and ribbon.

Here is her gorgeous face.

I loved this paper so much that I used the rest of the sheet on the inside.

This is a view of the complete inside.  I didn't use any distressed inks along the edge of the writing area, but perhaps I should have.

Thanks for having a look and here is hoping that all your wishes are granted!  If I could cross my arms and blink my eyes and have all things right for everyone one, believe me, I would!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Whoa Nellie's Pumpkin!

I'm in a Halloween mood! We got a ton of it in at work and I spent the last two days setting up Halloween costumes and had a blast!  I also put out some new paper by DCWV called Bewitched and just had to have it!  And when I get it, I have to use it!  I'm really impatient when it comes to paper.  I've been looking for some stamps that really made me stop and just go, "Wow, I love that!" and I found it with Sherri Baldy's stamps! They're fun, a little sassy, and just as sweet as they can be!  Oh, look at this cutie, Nellie's Pumpkin:

Isn't she just a cutie pie sitting up there on that huge pumpkin?  I think she looks like a little pumpkin patch pixie!  I love her sweet cat and have named her Smokey!  She's colored with copics and I used some stickles on her underskirt, row and in the pumpkin's cutouts.  The flowers were made by me and yep, I stickled them!  The papers are from the Bewitched stack from DCWV and I made the bow by using a great tutorial on my friend, Karen's blog.  I finally have a bow that I like!  I used some baubles on the top corner and on the inside.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the edging on the band on the card, but it's hard to tell.  You can see it on the inside so much better.

I love her sweet face and wanted to show you a picture of it close up.

Isn't her dress just the cutest thing?  And I love the detail in her little stockings!  Here's a peek of the inside:

And the inside, just for Judy!

I hope you enjoy my little bit of the spooky side and hope you'll stop by and take a look at the extremely talented artists at the Scrapbook Stamp Society.  So much talent and inspiration to be found there!  Have a great day everyone!