Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Just a Happy Card and some SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy almost the middle of the week, my friends!! I hope that your week is going well and we just have to remember that the weekend is almost halfway here!!

I wanted to show you a card that was published in the Fall Edition of Through the Craft Room Door magazine which I never showed on my blog so I hope you like it!

My inspiration for this card came from my lovely friend, Bev Rochester so thanks a milliion, Bev!! I cut the card with a Frilly Square using Bazzill for the base and matting and the DP is Maja Designs and Crea-motion. The sweet image is from the Art by Mi Ran Collection at Etsy and she is Stephanie Brings Surprises. I have colored her with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to her dress and clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. I used white cotton lace to make a rosette nosegay for the upper right corner and topped it with a red rose button. I am hoping it matches the nosegay little Stephanie is holding. I used the same lace for the horizontal. The Kisses and Hugs sentiments are from the Whimsy Stamps Love Mini Tickets stamp set cut out with the Mini Ticket Die.

The flowers and stamens are all from WOC as is the metal heart.

The inside uses the same basic design as the front of the card.


I have a Whimsy Stamps Layered Flowers Die Set that I would like to give to a lucky commenter. The set consists of four flowers, each a different size and shape and can be used in so many ways! Just leave a comment and you will be in for the draw on Thursday! Good Luck!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by--it is always such a joy to see that you have been here!! I hope to see you again real soon!! Until then, big hugs!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Baubles and More Baubles!!!

Happy Monday to each of you!! I hope that you have had a marvelous weekend and are ready for a great week. We are in for several days of rain so inside crafting time is not so bad!!

As I am sure you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so please, please, please remember those mammograms and self-exams. As a SURVIVOR, I can share with you the importance of both!!!

Today is my turn to post over on the CutCardStock Blog and I have something a little different to show you. Not so long ago I was going through a lot of boxes in my parents' cellar and found a box of paper Christmas ornaments that my brother and I made some 60 years ago. So I will share my take on what we made. I have used the idea to make a Breast Cancer Bauble for one of my PINK SISTERS!!

 I used a 3 1/2" circle punch for all of the circles cut from cardstock. All of the embellies are from my stash, including the little breast cancer awareness pins.

Here are the Christmas baubles I made for my posting at the CutCardStock Blog and I have given complete instructions for them. They are so easy and quick that your children and grandchildren will love making them.

I would love for you to come over to the CutCardStock Blog and let me know what you think. Thank you!!!

Thank you so much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until the next time, Big Hugs!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014


Happy Sunday!! I have been out of town for several days this week and just remembered that I have a WINNER to announce!

Mr Random.org has made his selection of the winner of the Winter Princess image and the Layered Snowflakes Die Set...

And the WINNER is.....

Congratulations, Shari!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing information before Tuesday (10/14) at 8 AM so that I can get your package in the mail right away.

Hugs to all!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gosh! She's framed!!!

Happy Thursday, everyone!! I hope you are having a wonderful week...I am on a little sabbatical with some friends to shop and hike, and visit interesting NC places. I hope your week is special also!!

Today is my turn to post at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog, and I would love for you to come for a visit!! I have used the beautiful frame - FRA-133 and it was so much fun!

First, I painted the frame with white acrylic spray paint. I then used square Spellbinders to frame and reframe the frame...haha The SB squares fit perfectly around and into the opening of FRA-133. I added some lavender stitched ribbon for the verticals and for the single flat bows. I used MS rose leaf cuts and some mulberry roses for the corners of the frame. The sweet image is a Wee Stamps digi Maya which I colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Prisma Glitter to her wings. The DP is from the Memory Box Enchanted paper pack. Finally I added rhinestones to soften the corners. I admit that I flew by the seat of my pants on this card, so I would really appreciate hearing what you think about it!!!

Thank you so much for coming by today and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until the next time....Big Hugs!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day 2 - Whimsy Stamps 2014 Holiday Release - Part 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Whimsy Stamps ... 

2014 Holiday Release - Part 2

This week Whimsy is releasing 18 *BRAND NEW* red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 6 *BRAND NEW* coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers TOMORROW. We are thrilled to welcome Stephanne Maraver, Vicki Parson, Denise Griffith, Debbie Jennett, Donna Rudy and Crissy Armstrong as Guest Designers for this release.

 Yesterday we sneak peeked the new Crissy Armstrong, Art by Mi Ran, and SC Design products. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Meljen’s Designs, Time for Tea Designs, Elisabeth Bell and Raindrop Echo Designs stamps and dies being released this month. For a full reveal of these products, hop on over to the Whimsy blog!

 For today's project, I inked up the NEW Sunny Harvest Sally by the incomparable Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. Isn't she a real delight!!!!

She was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding some fluff to her coat. I have also used the sweet sentiment from the Christmas Mini Gift Tag Collection cut out with Mini Gift Tag Dies set. All of the embellies are from my stash and the DP is from a Papermania Collection.

The inside of the card is quite simple...

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop to be entered into the draw.

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the release day grand hop! Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!