Friday, August 22, 2014

Challenge #13 - Art By Mi Ran and SWEET STUFF!!

Hello, everyone, and a very happy Friday to each of you!! I hope that you have had a great week and are preparing for a wonderful weekend!! I am trying to enjoy each and every moment of this beautiful weather!

Today is the next challenge over at the Art By Mi Ran Challenge -- Challenge #13 where ANYTHING GOES. So come on over and show us your lovely creations!!!

For my easel card I have used the absolutely darling Rosy Cheek Emma...isn't she a sweetie and she can be used for so many occasions and events!!!! Be sure to check out ALL of the Art by Mi Ran images at the Etsy shop!!

The sweet image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the rose. The base and double matting is CutCardstock and the DP is from a UK magazine. The doily is a MS diecut which anchors a double flat bow of vintage seam binding and a double heart charm. I have used a Prima resin heart cornerpiece and pearls to soften the corners. The acrylic sentiment is from my stash. For the floral arrangement I have used some MS punched branches, Hip Rosebuds, Sweetheart Blossoms, Cottage Rose, and Mini Gardenias from WOC.

For the base of the easel I used some pink eyelet edged organza ribbon (thanks, Suzan!!) and more of the same flowers which just happened to cascade from the front of the card.


Mr will select 5 people from all of the comments to receive their very own digi of this cute and sweet Rosy Cheek Emma. I will announce the winners on Monday morning. Good Luck!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon!! And I hope you will want to join us over at this challenge HERE. Until the next time, Big Hugs!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

SRTC Giveaway Coming Soon!!!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to a marvelous week!!!

I just wanted to give all of you a heads-up on a wonderful opportunity which will transpire very soon!!! You can have a chance to win some gorgeous chipboard from the SRTC shop!!

All you need to do is go over to the FB page for the Southern Ridge Trading Company and become a FOLLOWER and share information about the giveaway to celebrate 100 followers!!! Just click on the link below!!

Hugs to all!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Autumn at SRTC!!!

A very Happy Day to everyone!!! I hope that you are enjoying your week!

Today is my turn to post over at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog and I have used some darling chipboard pieces....the NEW beautiful Maple Leaves NAT-393 from the SRTC Shop.

The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Sugar Hill Paper Pack by Farm House. The sweet image is Autumn's Memoirs from the Art By Mi Ran Etsy Shop. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers. In order to go along with the autumn theme I have used several copper metal embellishments: corners, ribbon slides, clip. The olive green and brown satin ribbon is from my stash.

In order to get the multi-shades of autumn coloration on the leaves I cut a thin coffee stirrer into a little scoop for the EP and first flicked the following shades of Adirondack embossing powder on the leaves: Clay, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Ginger, Espresso, Lettuce. Then I also flicked Super Fine Detail Gold EP before heat embossing. I really like the way the leaves turned out...smiles!!!

Thank you so very much for your visit and I hope to see you again real soon!! Have a delightful week! And until the next time, big hugs!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

SPRING HAPPINESS at Art By Mi Ran Challenge

Happy Friday to everyone!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are as ready as I am for a fun-filled weekend! I am going away for a girls' weekend/mini-reunion with about 20 of my sorority sisters from the 70's--many if them I have not seen since college days. So, this should be a real blast!!!

Today is the first time for me to participate in the Art by Mi Ran Challenge as a member of the Challenge Design Team and I would love to invite all of you over to participate along with us! There are so many gorgeous creations and much inspiration!!

I have used the darling little Spring Happiness which you can find in the Art by Mi Ran Shop, along with tons of other cuties!!

This sweet image was colored with Copics and Promarkers. I have used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. The sentiment, stamped in chalk ink, is from the Whimsy Stamps Fluttering By set and is resting on a cut from the lovely Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Frame Die. The satin ribbon, double pearl trim and single pearls are from my stash. The organza lace and all of the flowers and pins are from WOC: heart pins, pearl bead pins, magnolias, apple blossoms, cosmos daisy, chrysanthemums, hip rosebuds. 

Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon! I would love to know what you think about my card today!! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Happy Friday evening to everyone!! I hope you have all enjoyed your week and are looking forward to a great weekend!

Mr Random.Org has several WINNERS to announce...

The winners of the darling little Picked Sweet Summer Song are:


The winner of the 4 images from the Art by Mi Ran Shop is....

Congratulations, ladies!!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize AND send me an email with your information before Sunday, August 10 at 8 AM ET.

Thanks to each of you for the lovely comments!! Big hugs!!