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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DICO New Beginnings Challenge

I made this card for the Challenge over at Digital-Ink Co. and it really is prettier in real life:

here are the requirements taken from the blog

"New Beginnings DC0014
Our challenge is to create a card or layout using the following recipe: gold or silver/gray or black and something glittery, ribbon, and incorporate some kind of distressing. Also we would love to read some of your New Year’s resolutions."

This was kind of a tough one for me. I had this image from Reece's Designs and wanted to use it.  Colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS  I started out with black CS for the base....light gray CS embossed with CB Textile Embossing Folder inked with black ink....black & light gray CS cut out with oval nesties and edged with silver leafing pen...sentiment cut out with deckle edge nestie....black organza ribbon..tag with 2010 written with silver leafing pen....I used silver stickles on the ribbon and card and glass effects on the truck windows. I inked all the edges for distressing.  The sentiment says  "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"  and is computer generated.

I don't normally make New Year's resolutions but I do have some things that I want to work on:
1.  Get my digital images and files organized
2.  Learn to take better pictures of my cards
3.  Do better with my swaps
4.  Keep on top of  family birthdays (they have a way of sneaking up on me) and get cards mailed on time
5.  Learn how to say No...I sew for a living full time and end up with tons of side jobs that I don't want to do        because I can't say no and it takes away my time for crafting.  My craft time is important to me and I need to take it back.  
I think that's it.......and if anyone has any tips they would like to share for the first two I would love to hear them.

Go over to Digital-Ink Co. Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has done and get in on the challenge.  You could win.

I feel like I have talked your head off so I will sign off for now.  Have a great day!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another Winter Card

I am liking using images that I didn't use for Christmas for Winter cards.  It makes me look at them differently.  I didn't realize that I get stuck inside the box....lol.  I am going to make an effort to look beyond the initial thought for an image.  Does that even make sense...?    Anyway...on to my card.....

This image is a freebie from Wendy at Digital Doodling. I love all of Wendy's images. Here is what I used:   Paper is K&Company, Oval Nesties, $1 Stamp, Flower from stash, $1 gems and Scribbles.  I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  I really like blue & brown together. But then I really like brown with a whole bunch of colors..lol.  I hope you like my card.   See ya later!

Monday, December 28, 2009


This is a card for an upcoming Winter card swap in a group I belong to:

I really liked this image and didn't get to use it on a Christmas card.  So when my group posted a Winter card swap I thought it was perfect.  Determined not to use anything even remotely close to Christmas colors I settled on these.

I used DP from K & Company.  (I love their papers). I embossed CS with a cuttlebug embossing folder, sponged green ink over it and cut it out with a Nesties scalloped rectangle.  I then layered the free image from Pollycraft (I'm sure...lol) with 2 shades of pink CS cut with Nesties..... added an organza  ribbon, some gems and punched snowflakes.  The "all bundled up" and "winter" sentiments are the clear $1 stamps from Michaels.  I added Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes and the word winter.   Oh.....and I colored it with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS...but you knew that already....lol.

I wasn't sure about the colors but I think I like it.  What do you think?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Digital Doodling

I am posting this because I need to make a correction

I had posted these cards earlier and stated that the images were from Pollycraft.  They are not.  They are freebies from Wendy over at Digital Doodling.  I am so sorry.  If  you haven 't been to her blog it is worth visiting.  She has adorable images and cards.  The blue card is her Christmas Belle image, and the second one is her Mrs. Tilly Clause.  I am looking forward to more images from Wendy.  The holly leaves are from Jules.  Again I am sorry for the error.  My New Years resolution is to try and get some kind of organization with images.  I have a new card to post tomorrow.  It has to dry  So until then have a good night!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

And now the last of my Christmas Cards:

This image is from Jules.  I think it is a beautiful stamp.  It seems so peaceful.  I colored it with Prisma's and OMS and cut it  out with Nesties Labels One.  I used a snow writer for the snow and designer paper from my stash.

This one is also an image by Jules.  He is called "Wrinkles".  He is for the Asst. Mgr. at work.  He has been wanting a bulldog so I thought this was perfect for him.  The Santa hat came from Squigglefly.  I used diamond stickles on the white part.  The sentiment out of the $1 stamp bin at Michael's.

This image is Emma from Fred, She Said .   I think it is adorable.

And last but not least:

This card is for my boss.  The images are Season's Tweetings from Angels Landing.  I can't seem to get enough of these easel cards.  I just love them.  I used my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, oval and scallop circle nesties, diamond stickles, another $1 bin stamp and paper from my stash.  And of course...... you guessed it......Prisma Pencils and OMS.

So I am officially done with Christmas Cards now.  I am really looking forward to the New Year and excited about all the things that are coming up.

Until next time.......Happy Crafting!!!!

Last Minute Christmas

I have been trying to get together a few last minute cards and gifts for my co-workers.  I decided to on desktop calendars. Here are 2 of them:

This one is an image from Squigglefly.  I colored it with my Prismas and OMS.  I stamped the 2010 and cut it out with an oval nestie.  I printed the calendar,  cut the months out and put them together with rubber cement so the pages can be torn off one by one.  The paper is from K & Co.  I got some acrylic picture frames at the Dollar Store to put them in.

This one was done the same way.  The image and sentiment are from KLM Designs.

I hope they like these.  I can see myself doing these again.  They didn't take much time.  The acrylic frames made them difficult to photograph.  After Christmas things will slow down andI am going to figure out how to take better pictures.  That could be my New Years Resolution.  At least one I can keep...LOL!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jules DT

Jules has announced her new Design Team today.  I am so thrilled to be a part of it.  THANKS JULES .....  YOU ROCK!!!   I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team....Tammy (my good friend), Mary and Sarah.  Go check out their blogs.  They are all wonderful.  You can find them listed in my sidebar.  You can find Jules here or at Digital-Ink Co. here.  You'll find some great stuff!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More Charlie

I just love Charlie!  He has got to be my favorite Christmas character.

This first card is a Spring Card.  Image by Jules. I used glitter glue on the trees and mistletoe and faux flowersoft (HollySoft) on the snow.  The tutorial for the snow can be found here.  When I find the tutorial again on the Spring Card I will post it.  (I lose more stuff on here).  And again..lol...colored with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  I got a 36 pencil set from Michael's in the fall.  I used a 50% off coupon.  I didn't know if I would use them much so I didn't want to spend too much.  WELL!  Who knew they would be my all-time favorite thing!?!  I have since added a pencil here and there and have around 55 pencils.  I have used them so much that they are getting real short. So I told Santa that  I want the 132 set for Christmas.  A girl can dream....and when I dream I have visions of 132 Prisma pencils dancing in my head....LOL!

Anyway, on to the next card... ( I get carried away with my pencils....)    This one is another Charlie from Jules.  It is her newest one.  I think after hanging out with Holly he doesn't want to take a trip around the world.....

Colored and cut out with Circle Nesties and paper & ribbon from my stash is Charlie not wanting to go....poor Charlie!

You can  get all the Charlie's over at Jules Stamp Place or at Digital-Ink Co.

Off  to get ready for work...Have a great day!

Challenge at Digital-Ink Co

I already had this image and saw the challenge over at DICO so decided to make a really quick card.

The image is a stamp created by Lil Diva Stamps at Digital Ink Co.  I colored it with Prisma Pencils and OMS and cut it out with Oval Nestabilities.  The paper is from my stash.  I added organza ribbon and  done.
After coloring I think it took less than 10 minutes.  Great for last minute.

My husband loves for us to watch a movie together at night so I sit in my recliner and color.  We are both happy and I have digi's colored for my stash....lol

Friday, December 11, 2009

My GraficO Customer Blog Hop

Today is the first My GraficO Customer Blog Hop.  It is also my first one.  We were to use a design from one of their  designers.  I chose to do a very simple card using images from Lindsays Stamp Stuff.

The flower is from Lindsay's Doodle Flower set and the sentiment and background paper are her add on freebie.  (The flower reminds me of felt flowers).  I added a ribbon and that was it.  To follow the blog go HERE.  Make sure you leave them some love.  You can check out My GraficO here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More Christmas Cards

These are more Easel Cards.  I really like making them.

This is another free image from Pollycraft:

This one is a free image from Cuddly Buddly:

This is from Pink Cat Studio:

Another one from Cuddly Buddly:

And lastly the Santa and little girl is an embossed Rubber Stamp image..don't remember where from..I've had it quite a while.  The digital Image is another one from Pollycraft:

This is my start on Christmas Cards.  I still have to make them for my co-workers and some for personal yet. And Christmas is right around the corner....I better hurry...lol

Some Christmas Cards

This is my first attempt at making shadowbox cards:

The first is an image from Dustin Pike.  The second a free image from Pollycraft.  Circle Sentiments are from The Cutting Cafe.  I used my oval nestabilities to cut out the ovals, CB snowflake and swiss dot embossing folders.  Images are colored with Prismas and OMS.  As usual the photos don't do them justice.  I'm still trying to get a handle on photographing cards.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Charlie and Holly Easel Card

This is my very first Easel Card.    Another image by Jules.

I am amazed how quick and easy this style of card is.  I'm sure I'll be making more of these.  Tutorial links are at the end of this post.  I used Prisma Pencils and OMS to color Charlie and Holly.  You can't really see it good but I used faux flower soft on all of the snow areas and some diamond stickles.  I made the poinsettia with a CB retro flower die.  I hope you like it.

I really need to work on getting better photographs.

You can click on the following Links for the image and tutorials:

  1. Image   from Jules      
  2.  Easel Card   from SCS   
  3. Faux Flower Soft    from Holly at Hog Wild about Stamping
  4. Poinsettia Flower    from Whiff of Joy

Friday, November 27, 2009


One more and I am off to bed.   The morning brings a work day and "Black Friday"   UGH!!

This is an image from Pink Cat Studio again colored with Prismas and OMS.  The background paper is from
Lindsay Weirich of Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

I am really calling it a night now......LOL.   Bye for now.

Pink Tri-Shutter Card

I have been wanting to try this template for a long time and it came up in a swap so I decided to give it a try.  And you know what?...IT WAS FUN!!!  I will be making more of these.

The image is a freebie from Simply Inger.  I colored it with Prismas  and OMS.  The quote is a Tim Holtz stamp from Michaels...paper and flowers from my stash...Martha Stewart border punch...and Scribbles for the dots.  You can find the tutorial here.  The next one is a pic of the same card closed.

I really enjoyed making this card.  Gosh I hope you like it.    See ya next time.


I hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  We did!  I just finished getting  some things ready to mail for some swaps and thought I would show them to you.
First is a Fatbook Page using a Squigglefly Digital Image

Isn't he the cutest?  Next is a card using an image from Digital-Ink Co

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Uh-Oh Charlie

I think Charlie is just the cutest!  Can you see him hiding?  This is another image by Jules. You can find her here  I colored him with Prismas and OMS.  I'm just using paper from my stash.  It doesn't show up but I used Diamond Stickles on the trees and snowflakes.  I hope you like him.

I am off to work on some swaps.  See ya next time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Pic

Hi again..This post is not card or craft related.  Just a picture I wanted to  post.  I work as a Tailor for The Men's Wearhouse.  If you haven't seen the commercials it won't mean anything but if you have you will recognize the man in the center.  In the commercials he says "You're going to like the way you look...I guarantee it"!  He is George Zimmer the CEO of the company.  He came to our little store on Monday for a visit.  For us it was really a big deal.

Here's the picture:
From left to right is John ( my boss and friend), Jessica, GEORGE,  Me, and my good friend Jon.  I just had to post this..lol.

This page is also a work in progress.

I work full time as a Tailor in a Men's Clothing Store.  Every year I also work with a Dance Studio making costumes for their annual production.  Altering clothing for 8 to 10 hours a day does not allow for any creativity.  Although is is a lot of hard work and very little sleep for a couple of months..... when I attend the production and see my work on stage it makes it all worthwhile.  They always contact me after the first of the year and I have until the end of April to complete them.  This year I have 45 costumes to make for "Welcome To The Jungle" and 19 for "Stupid Cupid".  As I get them I will post pics for you to see.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Image by Jules

Here is another card I made with Jules  "Christmas Window" image.  I colored it with Prisma Pencils and OMS. You can find Jules by clicking on her button in my sidebar.

Sorry I haven't posted...when I got back from my vacation another lady went on hers and I have had to cover her, so I have been working over.  But I am off tomorrow..yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!  Maybe I can do better now that my schedule is getting back to normal.  Until next time...see ya!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Check out "Wrinkles"....Isn't he cute?  I am so in love with Digital Stamps.  It's my new addiction...lol.
Wrinkles is from Jules Junk.  You can get it here:  http://julesstampplace.blogspot.com/    I still haven't figured out how to link  to stuff yet but I'll get there...anyway go check out her blog.

I colored him with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Charlie The Reindeer

This is another image from Jules. http://julesstampplace.blogspot.com/  How cute is he?  I colored him with Prisma pencils and the papers are some pieces that I found in my stash.  I plan on making more cards with Charlie...and maybe some ornaments?   hmmmmm....

I just got back from a much needed vacation in Florida.   I spent eight days with Rudy, Susie and my grandkids.  Eight days of doing absolutely nothing but relaxing.  So now back to work and my daily routine.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Pages

This is Prince...the newest addition to our family.  I got a call from my oldest grandson Taylor on Mothers Day telling me they got me a dog.  The problem was..they live in Florida and we live in West Virginia.  We had planned to take our vacation in June and bring him back with us but some things came up and we had to cancel our vacation.  A friend of theirs was moving up here in August and agreed to bring him with her.  Needless to say he is now  part of our family.
Ronnie (dh) got me Photoshop Elements 7 and I am finally learning (slowly) how to do Digital Scrap pages.

Here is another one of my DIL and my youngest grandson Dalton at the Beach.  I only wish I could play more but my job keeps cutting into my play time.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I have not been able to play much lately so I thought I would post a couple of cards that I had made before.  The first one is a free image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba.  The second is a Girl About Town Image.  I only recently discovered digital stamps and am hooked. I colored both of them with PrismaColor  pencils and OMS.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I have been wanting to blog for quite some time but have had a hard time getting started.  I am thinking that this first post is probably the hardest.  I guess I should tell you a little about myself and my family.  I am a Wife,  Mom and  Grandmother.  My husband is Ronnie and I have 2 sons...Rudy and Reno.  Rudy and his wife Susie have 3 children.  My Grandsons, Taylor and Dalton are 14 and 5 and my Granddaughter Cierra is 11.  We have 2 dogs ....Pepper and Prince, a cat named Buddy and a rabbit named Bella.  I'm sure you will be seeing and hearing about them from time to time.  I also work full-time as a Tailor for a Men's Clothing Store.

My intention is to start out trying to post a couple of  times a week.  I am hoping to post photos I take and some of the things I make.  I try to do a lot of different things.  I am just learning Digital Scrapbooking  and love card making and other paper crafts.  I also enjoy altered art.

Where ever this takes me I hope to make some new friends along the way.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


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