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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Canvas

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I was hoping to get this posted yesterday, but with traveling and my computer battery deciding to die it just didn't happen. :)
I made another canvas for my husband. I used the stamp from Wild Rose Studio called Baby Jesus. So again, I had an idea in my head for this canvas and 21 retries and re-do's later, this is how it turned out! I just got some pan pastels in a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed playing around with them on this canvas.
I hope you enjoy my project! And I will hope that I get a new camera soon. The pictures just don't do the metallic pan pastels justice. They are so gorgeous!


Some close up pics!


 
Used the following:
Gesso, Modeling paste, Perfect Pearl mists, Pan Pastels, Copics, Chalk

Have a Blessed day!
 
Entering in these challenges:
Fashionable Stamping - In the Holiday Spirit
Mixed Media Color Challenge - Happy Holidays
Pan Pastel - Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Building A Snowman

Hello all! Merry Christmas! I hope you are able to enjoy a lovely peaceful day surrounded by loved ones!
I have a card to share with you for the new challenge up at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog! It's always Anything Goes so I hope you will join us! 

Sadly, this will be my last card with this amazing team! I have decided to take a break from card making and crafting to concentrate more on family. Thank you Tabitha, Karen, Kelly, Rhea, Colleen and all the fabby DT teamies for letting me be a part of your team! :)

I have used the beautiful stamp Building a Snowman from Wild Rose Studio. I colored these cuties with copics and added some fluff mixed with microfine glitter.  I spritzed the small doily with perfect pearl mist and added some snow to the farm fence die cut using a snowpen. The flowers are from I Am Roses and the lace and ribbon are from my stash. The frame was cut using the elegant edges cartridge by Cricut. 


7 Kids products used:Building a Snowman stamp
Cryogen White paper
Copic Sketch Markers
Sizzix Big Shot
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Paper Distresser
Mini Glue Dots
Advanced Tape Glider
Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter
Farm Fence by MFT
Small Doily by Bo Bunny

I hope you have a blessed day!
Merry Christmas!

Entering these challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Fashionable Stamping - In the Spirit

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Christmas Carol

Hi all! It's getting really close to Christmas now! I made this Christmas card for Crafty Ribbons Advent Inspirations! I hope you will have a chance to check it out and join in! 

For today's card, I've used A Christmas Song by Crafty Sentiments! I cut out a mat for my image with my cricut cartridge Elegant Edges. The paper is from The First Noel DCWV stack. The stamen are from WOC and the charm and lace are from Hobby Lobby. 


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Blue: B28, B24, B21
Brown: E18, E15, E13, E11, E29, E39, E35
Black/Gray: 100, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
Red: R29, R27, R24
Green: G46, G43, G40
Yellow: Y11, Y00, E50, E53


I made a small tutorial for the tree die cut. I first cut them out and stamped music notes on them. Then rubbed vintage photo and peeled paint on my mat. I spritzed with water and ran the trees through. I did it again to make my colors darker. The last pic is of the tattered florals die cut. I did the same process to make the flower except I used a script stamp and barn door distress ink. 


Products used:

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas!!
 
I am entering in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant - Christmas inspiration
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty - Fav technique (distressing)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - Y for You make
Scrapper's Delights - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrations
Jellypark - Christmas
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Silver and Gold

Good morning! I hope your day is going well! We have another wonderful challenge for you up at 7 Kids Challenge Blog! The DT decided to go with a silver and gold theme! But it's still Anything Goes, so come on over and join us! :)
My card is pretty simple this time. The Joyful Song Stampers Anonymous stamp was stamped in silver ink and the Poinsettia was embossed with silver and gold embossing enamel! You can see all the 7 Kids products I used below! If you would like to purchase any of the items just click on them and the link will take you right to it! :)



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Snow Angel

Hi everyone! I hope you're staying warm!! Another new challenge is up at Crafty Sentiments! We would love to see your projects with the theme

Birthdays

Sadly, this is my last card as DT for Crafty Sentiments. Thank you, Suzette, Jan, and all of the amazing DT's for letting me be a part of such an incredible team! I will miss you all so much!

For my card I used the image Snow Angel. This is such a cute image and I loved coloring her! She was colored with copics and distressed with vintage photo distress ink. I used a little shabby white embossing enamel around for snow. The papers were cut with my cricut using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I added some cheesecloth and snowflake ribbon to finish it off! :)

Please come by and join our challenge at Crafty Sentiments! And please leave those wonderful DT ladies lots and lots of love! :)



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Blessings

Hi everyone! I hope your day is going well. I wanted to share my card with you today using the stamp On Top of the World that I purchased at 7 Kids College Fund. Look below for a complete list of products I used from 7 Kids to make this card.

Here is the step card that I made with the help of Martha Stewart's score board. I put the image out on the step, because I wanted this little girl to be the center of attention! :) These stamps are so cute!
I added some die cuts that I cut from sparkly Christmas paper and made some silvery hills. I used Precious Ornaments from Memory Box and Marianne Designs Collectables.



Products used from 7 Kids:
On Top of the World Gorjuss stamp
Faded Jeans distress ink

There's still time to enter your project at our 7 Kids College Fund Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Blessed day!
 
 
I am entering in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Catz - 2 or more dies
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Mark's Finest Papers - Blue Christmas
Glitter and Sparkle - Show us some Blue
The Squirrel and the Fox - Summer or Winter
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Eureka - Step Card
Kaboodle Doodle - Non-traditional Christmas
Party Time Tuesday - Winter Wonderland
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee - Non-traditional Christmas
Creative Moments - Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Season of Giving

Hello friends! Today is a new challenge over at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog! My card today has the gorgeous stamp Dawn Giving Away by Nellie Snellen. I've colored her with my copics on cryogen white paper. I cut the shapes out with my cricut using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I distressed the edges using vintage photo distress ink and Tim Holtz paper distresser. On the hoods and fluffy balls are white fluff and microfine glitter. To finish it off, I added some shabby white frantage.




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List of 7 Kids College Fund items used:

 
I am entering in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes w/ Ribbon
Crafty Little Fairies - Traditional Christmas
The Outlawz - Christmas
QKR Stampede - Christmas
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
CMC - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes
Pile it On - P is for...pretty, presents, paper
Sentimental Sunday - Christmas
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Created with Love - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Snowy Winter
Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas
Copic Marker Norge - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Winter or Snow
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Feeling Festive
ABC Christmas - X is for...out of the Box
3 Girl Jam - Tis the Season w/ ribbon
Oozak - Let's Celebrate
Make it Colorful - Red/Green

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Tuesday! We have another fabulous challenge for you today over at Crafty Sentiments!
Our theme this week is
 
Tag Along
 
So show us your tags or projects with a tag on them!
 
Here is my card using the cute image Winter Wishes. I colored her with copics on cryogen white paper. The Spellbinders floral ovals die cut was used the mat the image. I distressed the edges using vintage photo distress ink and TH paper distresser. I stamped on a piece of paper using a script stamp, then distressed it and then rolled the top a bit. The post card is from Daydream Designs Sentimental Journal set. I cut the tags using Avery Elle tag die cut. The poinsettia was made using Crinoline material and the Sizzix poinsettia die called Susan's Garden. I colored them using peeled paint, barn door, and vintage photo distress inks. I stitched the flower together by hand. It was not as easy as I had hoped. I think next time I'll buy the poinsettia die cut with the 3 layers of flowers, not the 7 individual leaves and petals!! Aaaahhhhh! The ribbon is from Ladybug Creations and is called Christmas Grunge.
And, of course, I added frantage on everything!!!! Ahahahahahaha!!!
 
Have a wonderful day!
 

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I am entering in the following challenges:
Cards Galore - Christmas 
A Little Bit Crafty - Christmas Cheer
Heck of a Challenge - Colorful Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Christmas
Country View Challenges - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Winter/Holiday
Fashionable Stamping - In the Holiday Spirit
Ladybug Crafts - Christmas/Winter
Just For Fun - Christmas
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Oozak - Let's Celebrate
Artistic Inspirations - Winter Wonderland
Whoopsi Daisy - Traditional Christmas
Created with Love - Christmas
The Shabby Tea Room - Terrific Tags
The Pink Elephant - Winter
LEJ Designs - Christmas is coming

Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Sparkle

Good morning! Is anyone else feeling a little expanded this morning!! lol
I should not have had that second piece of pie!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and time with family. I still have two more dinners to go to! That means I get to look forward to seeing 10 more pounds on my scale! lol
 
Anyway, I have a little clean and simple card for you today. This sweet image can be found at Daydream Designs. It is Deck the Halls with the sentiment Christmas Blessings. This fabulous digi came pre-colored! I added a little micro-fine glitter around the edges to make it sparkle. :)
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed day!
 


 


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Many Blessings!



This image is from the wonderful Daydream Designs called Blessings of the Harvest!! The sentiment is from the set Thanksgiving Sentiments!
Check out all of Diane's beautiful sets right here


I am entering in the following challenges:
Creative Embellishments - Fall picture
Craft Your Passion - Thanksgiving
The Pink Elephant - Be Thankful
Loves Rubberstamps - Give Thanks
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Thanksgiving
Chocolate Coffee Cards - So Grateful
Di's Digi Designs - Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

CANDY WINNERS!!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!!! It's the moment we've all been waiting for!!!! Yippppeeeee!!
 
I have 2 winners to announce!!!!
 
I have no idea how to copy the little box from random.org, but I managed to copy and paste the results!!!!!
 
So winner number 1 is.......

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#15 Meredith
 
Meredith won the $15 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund and all the goodies in the picture!

 
 
 and winner number 2 is.......


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#35 AILEN_elena_Kuznetcova
 
Ailen won some secret goodies!
 
Ladies, please send me your email address and physical address
 
You have 2 weeks to email me.
Sadly if I don't hear from you, I must re-draw! So don't let your goodies get away! LOL!
 
Thank you so much to everyone that joined in! I'm so happy to have you all as friends!

Precious Little Stamp

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by today! I have a precious little stamp to show you called Dawn Sharing a Biscuit. This image just makes me smile! :) 

I colored her using copics and added some frantage for snow. Her hood has a combo of white fluff and glitter. I cut the image out using the Elegant Edges cricut cartridge. I think it makes her look like an adorable little stamp! The ribbon was white, but I really wanted it to be green so I distressed it with peeled paint ink. The wooden corner and vintage seam binding is from Stay True to God. 

Our new challenge is up over at  7 Kids Challenge Blog
I hope you will join us!!



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I am entering in the following challenges:
Inky Impressions - Presents and Gifts
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Christmas/Winter
 Divas by Design - Use some red
Penny's Paper Crafty - Female and Frame
Fab 'n' Funky - Cute Critters
Happy Campers - Glitter it
Creative Corner - Heavy Metal
Crafts 4 Eternity - Glitter and Sparkle
Totally Papercrafts - Add a bow
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Celebration
Sentimental Sundays - Winter Wonderland
Fashionable Stamping - Shabby Chic Christmas
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious - Christmas Time
Eureka - Christmas

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop Day 2

There's still one more day to enter my Blog Candy!


Hi everyone! It's day 2 of Crafty Sentiments Inspirations Blog Hop!
 
We will be showing you 5 new release digi's available at Crafty Sentiments Designs!
 
Hop along with us and collect 13 letters from the DT! Keep them in order and they will spell a phrase that you will then email to
 
Then leave a message on the inspirational blog letting us know you sent it!
 
You could win a prize and if you would like to spend 2 months as our GDT please add GDT after your name!
 
Winners will be announced on the 28th! Good luck and have fun!
 
 Please be a follower of the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational blog, leave some love on the inspirational blog and on each DT's blogs for both days!

Here is my card using the digi's In the Background and Little Friends.


Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: Y11, E50, E53, E18, E15, E13, E11
Sky: B0000, B000, BG000, C5, C3, C1, 0
Grass: G46, G43, G40
Outfits: YR68, YR65, YR61, B97, B95, B93, Y02, Y11
& BV11, BV13, BV17, R85, R83, R81

My letter for you is 

T

 
Here is the hop list for day 2!

Jackie W (You're here!)
 
In case you missed day 1, here is the list!
 
 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Make it pretty
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafter's Café - Use metal
Crafty Little Fairies - Lace and Pearls
The Outlawz - For a child
Little Scrap Pieces - Linky party
Come and Get it - Use a digi
The Cutie Pie - Cute scene

Thankful Sentiments on Canvas

Click below to enter my blog candy drawing! Ends tomorrow!!
Candy, Candy, Candy!!!

Good morning friends! I have an awesome image to show you today! This image is from Daydream Designs called Gratitude Sentiment Block. I used my gelatos to make the background. Then did an image transfer onto my canvas. I applied some modeling paste through my chevron and brick stencils. Then applied white and black gesso over each after they were dry. The clock and flowers were from my stash.
I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving! 
Be Blessed!


 
I am entering in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a card
QKR Stampede - Thankful
Shelly's Images - Give Thanks
Jellypark - Thanksgiving
2 Sisters - Thank You
 All Crafts - Anything but a card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Thanksgiving
Digi Haven - Thanksgiving
Di's Digi Design - Thanksgiving
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Be Thankful

Monday, November 25, 2013

Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop Day 1

Hi everyone! It's day 1 of Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog Hop!
 
We will be showing you 5 new release digi's available at Crafty Sentiments Designs!
 
Hop along with us over the next 2 days and collect 13 letters from the DT! Keep them in order and they will spell a phrase that you will then email to
 
Then leave a message on the inspirational blog letting us know you sent it!
 
You could win a prize and if you would like to spend 2 months as our GDT please add GDT after your name!
 
Winners will be announced on the 28th! Good luck and have fun!
 
Come back here tomorrow to see my card for the hop!

Here is the list for day 1!
 
 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

So honored!

Hi all! I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! I am so excited and honored to say that I've just reached 100 followers! Whoop Whoop!! Thank you everyone for being my friends and supporting me through my crafting journey!!
 
So I've decided to add a second prize to my CANDY!! Yay!
 
Please click HERE to join in to win my blog candy!
 
Here's the first candy:
 
 
List of goodies:
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Circles
Chipboard Lamppost from Stay True To God
Brand New Copic Sketch Marker BV13
23 random Wild Orchid Craft flowers
Bits of ribbons and pearls

AND

$15 gift certificate
 
 
The second candy will be a mystery!! Hee Hee!!
 
Thank you all so much! Have a blessed day!
 
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lantern Marci

Hi everyone! Our new challenge is up at 7 Kids Challenge Blog! It's always Anything Goes, so I hope you will join in! Today I am using Christmas Lantern Marci. I colored her up with my copics. I used papers from Botanical Noel and flowers from WOC and I Am Roses. The papers were distressed using the Paper Distresser and then sewn. The image is matted on Kraft paper that was cut with the Spellbinders Floral Ovals and then distressed with Vintage photo ink. The gorgeous chipboard corner is from Stay True to God. The sentiment is from the Christmas Blessings sentiment set at Daydream Designs. The trims were all from my stash. Please see below for a list of all 7 Kids products and copic markers used.



Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21, R81
Hair: E18, E17, E15, E13, E11
Dress: BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70, R39, R35, R32, E35, E50, E53
Shoes: E29, E39, E35
Lantern: C5, C3, C1, Y11, YR65, YR61

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7 Kids Products Used:

Thanks for stopping by! Please join us in our challenge at 7 Kids! 

There's still a chance to join in my blog candy HERE!
 
I am entering in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes w/ ribbon
Totally Gorjuss - 3 Design papers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal - color challenge
Created with Love - Anything Goes
OLLC - Stitching
Loves Rubberstamps - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Bearly-Mine - Traditional Christmas Red/Green
TTCRD - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
ABC Christmas - W for Winter Wishes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Oozak - Holidays
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious - Christmas time
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Make it pretty
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Star

Hi everyone! It's time for another challenge at Crafty Sentiments! Our new challenge for you is

Christmas

There are some very beautiful cards to get you inspired! Please drop by, take a look and join us!
And for the next four weeks the prize will be a new die!
Look below for the prize this week!

Today I'm using the cute image Christmas Star with a sentiment from the Christmas Circles set. I've colored them with copics and added a little frantage. I used some micro-fine glitter on the bulbs and white fluff on the bunny's hat and tail. The flowers are from I Am Roses and the ribbon and charm are from my stash. 


Copics used:
E18, E17, E15, E13, E11
C5, C3, C1
B97, B95, B93
Y11, Y00
R29, R27, R24
G46, G43, G40
R83, R81

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I hope you've enjoyed my card today!
Be Blessed!

There's also still time to enter my Blog Candy!

What a fab prize from Crafty Sentiments!!






I am entering in the following challenges!

Loves Rubberstamps - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Bearly-Mine - Christmas Green/Red w/ die cut
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Keep in Trim
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes w/ ribbon
Little Scrap Pieces - linky party
Crafty Hands - Vintage
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - linky party
Created with Love - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Vintage
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Glitter it
Fashionable Stamping - Shabby Chic Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Oozak - Holiday's
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious - Christmas time
Crafts and Me - Christmas Vintage
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Shabby Chic/Vintage
TTCRD - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas - W for Winter Wishes

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Journal Page

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to show you an insert I made for my Journal (when I get one). ;) I have had a struggle in my life for over 2 years and know all to well what it means to have your fears and dreams in the same place. I thought this stamp was perfect for my very first journal page!



I started by covering a plain piece of cardstock with gesso. Then I added a thin layer of modeling paste and used my crackle stamp over the left side. When it dried, I dotted some Black Soot distress stain over it. On the right side I added Cotton Candy gelato and misted with water. When it had dried, I used Heidi Swapp's stencil #1 and added modeling paste over the hearts only. Then I painted the hearts red and applied a light layer of gesso over my black soot stain. I added a few doodles to my hearts and painted the middle section white with gesso. Then stamped one of the stamps out of the Stuff to Say set from Stampers Anonymous using Jet Black Staz On ink. I used a paper distresser on the black edges to make them torn and shredded. I hope you enjoyed my little journal insert.


 
 
I also have some CANDY to give away!
 
And there is still time to enter our fun challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Use ink
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a card
Fussy and Fancy - Black and Blue
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything but a card
Make it Monday - linky party
Craft Your Passion - Doodling