Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's Challenge time for team A over at Inky Impressions!!!!
This time around it's Sports!
And sledding is a sport right? If I have to wok a sweat up pulling a sled full of kids up a hill by dang it's a sport... of Survival.....
I've used this adorable image from Inky Impressions
The image is called Merisas's Sleigh Ride
The background is sponged in using some violet Stampin' up ink and some cheep dollar store sponges. A little bit of masking to the background really gives a bit of definition.
She is colored in using Copic markers.... but in my rush to clean up I didn't get a pic of the markers used, I'm sooo sorry!
Last but not least the sentiment is also from Inky impressions it can be found Here.
As always be sure to check out the Challenge Blog!
You wont want to miss out on the amazing creations made by the rest of the team!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you come back soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Can I just say Love Love, Love this image from
Its called Wedding Couple
Would someone hurry up and get Married so I can send this to them??

I chose to go clean and simple as most of my cards tend to veer towards.
Using some Corrugated paper from a cool DCWV stack I found. It gave a country feel to a traditional wedding... after putting it together I kinda felt like I should have used Country Wedding
But I just never know how a card will turn out till it's finished. I go at coloring a image with absolutely no thought in mind to the finished product.. So everything tends to take on a mind of it's own .
I've embellished with fun flowers, Hemp string that I received as a freebie from Unity stamps and some pearls... every wedding has pearls right?
Around the border of the image is This cool stuff called called Fran'tage from Stampendous.
You sprinkle it on and heat from underneath the image till melted. This color is called Shabby White.
Also around the outer edge rather than sewing which I regret not doing now, I added a fine bead of Stickles in Crystal.
Copic colors used for this card are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, R20
Boys Hair: E18, E15, YR23
Girls Hair: E79, E25, E23
Tux: W9, W7; W5, W3. Vest: V99, V95, V93, V91
Gown: C7, C5, C3, C1. Veil: C1, BG000
Roses: R85, R83, G29, G09.
Thank you all so much for stopping in!! Be sure to check out the
for more fabulous creations and possible challenges!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I took the plunge and went ahead and opened my Etsy shop again.
I've reworked some of my images and am making up cards for them as I go. 
No rush just something fun to play with :)
Here are the cards I've done so far...

I was hunting for some birds to do when I started Kit and Clowders animal class and realized I had a few of my own so why not color them up!
Heck I've made so many cards recently that I might have to start selling a few of them as well!
It will be an interesting undertaking. I am awaiting the arrival of a new Wacom Intuos pad so I can start adding some new images as well. Any Ideas are welcome and if they are used you will receive the image for free!!
Hugs to all!
Hope to see you again soon!
Thank You!!

Took the plunge

I took the plunge and went ahead and opened my Etsy shop again.
I've reworked some of my images and am making up cards for them a I go. 
no rush just something fun to play with :)
Her are the cards I've done so far...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How about a fun card to get you in the creative mood?

This Beautiful age is also from Inky Impressions
She is called Angelica's Sled
and you can fine her Here

Colored in my favorite medium Copics!

These are the ones used :)

The sentiment also comes from Inky Impressions
You can find it HERE
It's so cute shaped like a ticket. I opted to make it look like a sign. Which was easy just cut a stick and background and color :) And a bit more stickles at the base to make it lool like its sticking out of the snow.

And a piece of hemp to add some dimension to the rope of the sled.

Most of the image has been popped up using dimensional tape.

Is It Christmas yet? Because I can't wait to send these cards out! Heck I'm not sure I have ever gotten this many Christmas cards done this early in the season...

Please be sure to check out the other DT's cards! The are all such amazing artist!!
And as always check out the Challenge Blog it looks like some amazing prizes are available!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope to see you again soon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's new Release Time for Inky Impressions. I had so much fun making this Cutie up!
This image is called:
You can find her (HERE)
She is of course colored up in Copics
Isn't This just one of the cutest deer out!!
I put some Beautiful ribbon trimmed in pearls around the border before popping up the card on the card base.
Then Trimmed it out with Fun Christmas Bows!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing DT cards and fun activities over on the
Hope to see you there, Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Cardinal

All the stores are stocked
with Christmas beware..
In hopes that our charge cards
 soon will be there...
To buy all those gifts
that look so enticing
Just to get them home and wonder
What was I Thinking.....
Sorry couldn't help myself!
Here is a Christmas card I have just finished up.
The Red Cardinal seemed fitting.
I've sponged in the background using Stampin' up Inks:
Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, and Pacific Point
Then through some of my newest addiction on Fran-tage in shabby white.
Copic's used are:
W9, W7, W5, W3, E23, E19, RY23, R89, R46, R35, R29 and R22.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek!

Mo's digital pencil card

Today was a kick back and relax kind of day with a
I think next this I am going to have her in a snow globe.... Just a thought :)
This is my sad attempt at non-traditional colors...
I popped the candy cane up a smidge and used some Fran-tage for a snow affect.
Copic colors used are as follows:
Snow: B97, B95,B93, B91, BG000, V04.
Dress: V09, V06, V05,V04, V01.
Jacket: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01.
Candy cane, hat: R35, R24, R22, R21
Hair: E15, E13, YR23
Skin: E000, EO4, E11, R20, E00
Whites: C5, C3, C2, C1.
Blacks: W9, W7,W5,W3.
I hope everyone is having a warm and safe day :)

This has been entered into
Kit and CLowder November challenge here

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Carolers

This Image is Christmas Carolers 
From the Paper Nest Dolls!
It's beautiful!!!!!
I chose to really go in and add detail to this by layering up several parts..
And of course I went the hard way and layered everything before I colored. Uggg. Late night crafting usually means my brain is even further gone than it usually is :) 

But the end result came out well I think :)
Considering the mess I made to make this card....
This is what I walked into this morning... It was worse than I thought it was when I went to bed at 1am lol.
kind of looks like an explosion went off! It seem everything I do I make a huge mess lol.
But I'm all back in order and this is the end result:
I love how it turned out and hope you do as well!
Thank you so much for stopping by! And please be sure to check out the the
The Paper Nest Blog for more inspiration and to check out the other creations as well!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Peppermint Princess

Thank you to Alyce over on Kit and Clowder
Your card was so inspiring this morning! And your classes are amazing!!
This is the card I made using the copic colors from Alyces card on her blog, Instead of using the Saturated Canary image that I sadly don't have :( I used this adorable image from
It's a great image to practice those skin and hair colors on!!
Copics used are:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, R20
Reds: R29, R46, R59.
Whites: C0, C1, C3, C5, C6
Distressing around the edges is Tim Holtz
and paper is from: Bo bunny and My minds eye, wild asparagus.
Flowers, candy canes and odds and ends... from the bottom of my craft stash from I have no idea where! lol.
Thank you so much for popping I and taking a peek!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Inky Impressions Challenge!

Hello Hello!
This is my first time participating with Inky Impressions as a Design team Member for challenge team A! Whoop Whoop!! Hopefully I get this done right and painlessly because I have asked so many questions I'm sure they are wishing they had never met me!! Lol
Any how, this weeks challenge was Animals. Can I just say there are some darn cute ones to pick from at the Inky Impressions Store!?! I chose Snow Kitten for mine. She is soooooo stinking cute!!!

It's so funny that as I went to go back and get the link for her for this post, I've used almost the same color's as they do in the shop! I'm not sure if that is sad on my part or what but... oh well I guess! Great minds?
Color's used are here:

Fur: E50, YR23, W3, W5, W7, YR23.
Mouth: E70, R11, E04, Ears: R11, E70, E04. Eyes: G05, G29.
Sweater: V28, V25, V22, V20.  Skirt and accessories: RV99, RV69, RV66, RV63 and RV00.
Flowers on scarf Y35, G03.

For the background, I cut out a center snow border and dug out a cloud cut from the Silhouette.
(TIP: I like to keep extra's in a bag so I don't have to cut new ones every time I need one)
It was as simple as using some cheep dollar store sponges cut to small pieces and sponging out the background using inks from Stampin' up. Colors included: Soft Sky and Pacific Point for the sky and Lavender Lace and Bordering Blue for the snow area.
I then cut my background to size, lightly taped it to a piece of printer paper and ran it through the printer and printed the image out onto my back ground.....
of course I couldn't get it right the first time and ended up having to make my background smaller due to over print. :P
I then printed a second image out at the same size on copic paper and fussy cut her out.

Added some pop up tape and popped her on to the back ground. Easy Peesy! Then to colored her up!

I added some Tim Holtz embossing paste for some fluff, then made it pretty with Stickles. Cause everything is better with glitter right??
The white snow dot's are filled in with Molotow pen then stickled as well....

I can't wait to try this beautiful Snow Kitten again after I've done the Kit and Clowder animal class!!
I hope you have enjoyed this Post! Hopefully not over kill :)
Don't forget to check out the other Inky Impressions Challenge members posts as well!!!



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sad face

Someone thinks the dogs have absolutely lost it.... after bathing them they are running around like crazy 's and he thinks they are nuts! That or he wants a bath too?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tour of my space!

To start this page off right how about a tour of the craft room? I've been collecting and building my supplies for over 11 years! It started with a small desk in a corner to what you see now. I don't only make cards, I dabble in just about everything I can get my hands on. I'm always thrilled to learn something new. From crochet of blankets to hats, scrapbooking, furniture refinishing, a bit of photography, sewing from quilts to clothes, even down to doll clothes... Even built a few dollhouses! A Jill of all trades lol!

To start this was a dining room, beautiful arched door, wrap around window's, wood floors and it even at one time had a wall length bench. I being the crazy person that I am took it over and made it my own :)

Would you look at that beautiful chair! My Grandma passed away recently and I was able to take her beautiful chair and her afghan that she made. It really makes me happy to have it in here.
Here is a view out the back. I used to have a chicken coup that we built that was always fun to watch. But it was torn down just recently with the rehoming of our last two chickens. Now the view is a tree house and all the deer that come to visit. You might be able to make out some remaining pumpkin in the yard that we tossed out for them to eat.
Also as you can see lots of Stampin Up on the shelves there :)

Here is some more of my mess. A beautiful refinished dresser done by one of my past neighbors daughter, then a fun spinning green table that I tackled. I Love how it turned out! and of course more stamps... the scrap rack is full to the hilt, and more shelves of Stampin up and dies for the sizzix :) And no room would be complete with out baskets of yarn am I right?

Here is my creative space where most everything is put together.

                                                 No space is complete with out Copics :)

                                                                    Yep, more stamps...

Just a little cluttered but organized to the hilt. To the back is a pantry so of course this is a high traffic area. Check out on the door, I took scrap rack hooks and put them on a over the door pantry rack for more hanging stamp storage...

yep more stamps on the next wall and my trusty Silhouette!

Here is the computer area... or facebook checker lol! Up top are dolls that I made, including some BJD dolls that I have attempted face ups on... that might better be left to the professionals :) If you look carefully you can see a framed card made by Alyce from Kit and Clowder! Her classes are amazing by the way!!
Also a few camera lenses. I kinda love them :)

And here is the stranger side of things... first of all meet Duke our Chocolate lab who loves to leave his own art work on the windows while the deer are grazing away...
Also my craft room come's complete with a big red Tool Box! I got sick of getting in trouble for barrowing DH's dirty old tools. So I got my own. And they are ALL shiny and pretty! Of course guess who barrows them from me??? UH hu. yep. Look closely there is a drill charger on top of the white drawers... but no drill. I haven't seen it in like a month...
Also yep that s a 22 hanging over my door. It's crafty I swear! The wood work is amazing and it matches my crochet hooks!
Well I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I love having a space of my own.. Full of color and creativity.  Though it may be changing in the future. My twins have gone off to college and one of their rooms with a door that closes is looking pretty tempting... The question is, what is a respectable amount of time before you take over their space lol!
Thank you for stopping by!!!



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