Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hi Friends!

I have been busy trying to clean up some of my Scrap Room! Yuck! About the time I get something picked up and put up, I find something else that sparks a bit of mojo and I am pulling stuff out again. I truly believe it is a never ending story!  I am trying to keep the mojo flowing and stay up with challenges. I have created a couple of cards I wanted to post.

First I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my dear friend Armetha! I have been working on a gatefold card for a challenge going on at The Outlawz in their  Twisted Thursday. I can't tell you how many creations I ditched before deciding on this one. A big part on having such a hard time developing this card is that it is for Ametha's Birthday and I wanted something to let her know how special she is to me. I started out with some designer paper from Stampin' Up. My stamp is from Whimsy Stamps their Summer Garden Sentiment Collection. I stamped the Carousel Horse with Momento black ink and colored it up with my Copics. The sentiment on the front of the card is from the same stamp set stamped with Versamark Ink and sprinkled with white embossing powder with a little glitter added and heat embossed for a blingy look. The Happy Birthday Stamp is from Inkadinkado Best Wishes set stamped with Versamark and embossed with Stampin' Up's melon mambo embossing powder. I just love how it came out and hopefully Armetha will too!

Another challenge at The Outlawz is for Sunday's CAS (clean and simple) challenge. I tried to think of something that truly makes me happy and came up with my Copic Markers. I colored up this image Copica from Saturated Canary and added some happy colors. My sentiment is computer generated and I colored it with my Copics.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! As always I welcome your comments as they truly make my day!

Big Hugs!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Woweee! I am on a roll this week. I hope I can keep my mojo flowing as I am having so much fun! I was so excited to get my email from The Outlaws ProMarker/Copic Group that Saturated Canary was sponsoring the challenge! I just coloring those darling images. The challenge this week is to do a beach scene. I pulled this little darling out and colored her with my Copics! I finished her early this evening but am just now finding some time to post it. I hope you like her as much as I do. I really recommend that you go to Krista's store and pick up some of these images! They really rock!

I finished a couple more cards today but my camera died just after I took this shot. I am recharging my battery right now so I can get them posted.

Thank you so much for stopping by and please leave me a comment. Your comments make my day!

Big Hugs!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Happy Last Day of May! Can you believe it? I am definitely not ready for Summer. I am a Winter Gal! Our temperatures here in Texas have been in triple digits for the last few weeks! Only makes me think this Summer is going to unbearable. Hard to imagine why I head to Colorado every year! I can't wait to get up there this year! I smell fly fishin', mountain air, cool breezes OMGosh I can't wait! I have doctor's appointments through the 15th so I am hopefully planning on making it to the cabin by at least the 20th!

The Outlawz Color Challenge Group's color challenge this week is to use the colors, moss green, queenly lilac, and deep plum. The twist to the challenge is to incorporate a tag into your project. I made this card to enter the challenge. Although simple I think it turned out well. The Outlawz is an awesome Group with daily challenges. I hope you will rush right over and check them out! You will love them! A great bunch of Super Talented, Super Nice Ladies!

Oopsie! I read the Outlawz Color Challenge wrong! Rather than incorporate a tag into your project, you are to make a tag using the colors moss green, queenly lilac, and deep plum. I really like the simplicity of the card so I carried the theme into my tag. I hope you like it too! I used my Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition to cut my tag. The stamp is Stampin' Up from the tag collection. I inked the stamp up with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the 1" square punch and embossed it with a  folder also from Stampin' Up, the postage stamp punch from Stampin' Up, and the small tag punch is also Stampin' Up.

I have another card for the Ooutlawz Greetings Challenge which is all about animal or zoo patterns! How fun is that? I really love how this one came out!

This is the inside of the card!

I am working on some more challenges so back to work! Woooo Hoooo! It feels good to be creating again!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and please leave a comment. 

Have a fantastic evening!

Big Hugs!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Good Wednesday Morning!

Kenny K Crafty Girlz Challenge is having a Design Team call. I prepared a page using Rock Dude for my entry. I printed the designer paper with my Cricut Imagine and the Imagine More Cartridge. I used Hannah Montana for the Rock Star and the little notes scattered about the page. I am not really a scrapbooker but really liked this image to prepare a page for my youngest son. He is such a talented musician and is in the process of building his 2nd guitar!

I used my beloved Copics to Color Rock Dude! I absolutely adore my Copics and they are perfect for Kenny K's images.

Wish me luck.... this would be like a dream come true!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I would love for you to leave a comment as I really value my peers opinions!

Big Hugs!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hi Bloggers!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Memorial Day Weekend! We had a relaxing weekend. Remembering our live and fallen veterans is very important here in the Good 'Ole USA! I have such respect for those that have fought for our country! My freedom lies in their ever capable hands. I thank every veteran or every member of our troops that I come in contact with. I think that is the least I can do. I am trying to get back into the swing of creating cards for Operation Write Home.  I spent most of my time coloring and trying to finish a few cards. I am  also working hard to get back into the challenges! 

Today I am posting a card that I made for CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge. In this challenge you are given selected freebies and the only catch is that you post a project using one of the freebies. My card is a Happy Birthday Card complete with a banana split inspired by Doodle Pantry. I think it looks yummy and have been craving a banana split all evening! lol I used my Cricut Imagine to print my designer paper and then cut it with my Spellbinders. I colored the image up with my Copics and added a dab of Dazzling Diamonds to the whipped cream. Red Satin from Stampin' Up and my Bow Easy for the gorgeous red bow. Happy Birthday Stamp is from Stampin' Up inked up with Versa Mark stamp pad and embossed with Christmas Red Embossing Powder. The stamp was then punched out with my Stampin' Up 1 3/4" circle punch.

Hi I am back! I did finish up one more card for the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge! This little darling is Tooth Fairy from A Day For Daisies! I love their images and this one has to be one of my favs! I love fairies and hope all my friends will believe in their magic the way I do. Maybe this little darling will convince you! I hope so.

Isn't she just the cutest? I colored her with my Copics, embellished her with my swavorski crystals, stamped the stamp sorry I don't know who it is by...no name on package, and embossed it with Zing white embossing powder. Designer paper was from my stash as was the ribbon.

I am entering Believe in Fairies in the CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge,
Simon Says DT Call and Anything Goes Challenge

I thank you for visiting my blog and would love for you to leave a comment.

Have a fantastic night! Hope to see you again soon!

Big Hugs!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Wowzer! May 28, 2012 I am so sorry I haven't kept up with my posts. I have been having health problems and just can't seem to get things done. I started having trouble breathing late last summer. I was unable to get into the pulmonary specialist until April 23rd. I waited almost 8 months to find out what is wrong. My right diaphragm muscle attached to my right lung is paralyzed. We don't have a clue as to why it is paralyzed. The way I understand it is it usually happens during a car wreck or surgery. Another cause can be a virus like Bell's Palsy. I am taking medications hoping that it is the latter. I am not whining as things could be so much worse. I just wanted my friends to know why I haven't been around much! Anywhos I try to get projects done but play out before I can finish them. I made up my mind that I am missing out what is fun in my life and have been working all weekend to finish this project.

My favorite place of all places is Color Me Creative Challenge Blog run by Suzanne Dean. Suzanne is one the most talented artists I have ever met and a very dear friend! The theme this challenge is pinks and greens. I also love Saturated Canary images by Krista Smith. I chose Nevaeh and colored her up with my Copics. I added Dazzling Diamonds by Stampin' Up to her petticoat. My paper I printed with my Cricut Imagine. I really like how she turned out and am entering her in Color Me Creative Challenge Blog.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Good Sunday Morning! I am in the process of trying to get my mojo going. I have been really down lately and not getting anything done. I am making a quick post as I really thought I had done this about a month ago. Well, I took the picture about a month ago but that is as far as I got.... I guess. Sizzix is having a promotion consisting of the topic "Where In The World Is Your Vagabond?" Sizzix would like to see a photo of you and your Vagabond and in return you will receive a 2nd edition set of stickers and new set of gauge keys. This is only for a limited time. I hope I didn't run out of limit. Like I said above, I took the picture a month ago and thought I had already posted it. I went through every picture on the site and couldn't find mine. I love my Vagabond! My shoulder surgery last year left my right arm weak. I was unable to turn the crank on my Big Shot if I was doing very much cutting or embossing. I broke down and ordered the Vagabond. The Vagabond is wonderful and is a really tough little machine.
Have a fantastic Sunday! Big Hugs!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Teddy Bo Frame

Hey Bloggers! We are at the end of another challenge at Color Me Creative Classroom and I won't be entering this in time. I just had to post this darling Teddy Bo. The challenge ended today but I just finished this little darling Teddy Bo image. My niece loves teddy bears and is getting a new room of her own. I made this darling little Teddy Bo image and put it in a cute little frame. I am not quite through with the frame but was attempting to finish my image in time for the challenge. Missed the deadline. Oh well, I really enjoyed coloring this one. The challenge is to use Spring Colors since it ran through Easter. I love these Teddy Bo images! Aren't they the cutest? The sentiment says "Warm Bear Hugs for You" and is made by Stampin' Up. I embossed it in some light blue embossing powder.

I stamped this darling Teddy Bo with momento ink on Copic Xpress it cardstock. I then colored them up with the following copics:
Fur E89, E87, E84, E81
Dress R85, R83, R81, R0000
Dress B6, B4, B2, B01, B000
Hats G46, G43, G40

I painted the frame with  Rock Candy Crackle Paint by Ranger, painted it with Baby Blue from Claudine Helmuth,  and distress it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to show the cracking. I then used my Memory Box Die for the flowers that frame the inside of the frame. I can't decide whether it needs more bling and frills on the frame or just leave it distressed. .

The new challenge is up at Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge Group. This time we are challenged to use our yellows. I love my yellows! Well, I am off to be creative.

Big Hugs!

Friday, March 23, 2012

CMC Birthday Bash!

Can you believe I stopped by my own blog! This is just plum pitiful! I haven't been here since before Christmas! I am totally ashamed. I don't really have an excuse 'cept maybe lazy. I did manage to get some cards made for Christmas. I made a new and totally different design for everyone on my list. Let me tell 'ya, that took some doin'!

My great friend Suzanne Dean at Color Me Creative Classroom is having a Big Birthday Bash this week! Her classroom is turning 2 this year! Suzanne is such a good friend that I had to join in! I have been with Suzanne since the very beginning. I couldn't be happier for her. Be sure to follow this link to her fabulous Copic coloring classes. I guarantee you won't find a better teacher anywhere! Not only does she have online classes but she travels around teaching classes in person as well. Color Me Creative also has a blog that is totally free for everyone with the greatest bunch of peeps you will find on the web! The Color Me Creative Blog has a bi-monthly challenge with the the neatest prizes. I recommend that you stop by for a visit. You won't be disappointed!

I created this card for the challenge at Color Me Creative Classroom Blog Challenge. This challenge is "Anything Goes". This darling image is from Saturated Canary by Krista Smith. This particular image is Gypsy Dancer! Isn't she the cutest! I used Bazzill Black Cardstock for my base. The brightly colored papers are from the Celebrations paper pack from Cricut. Pennants are made with the pennants punch from Stampin' Up. The stamp on the front of the card is Stampin' Up and the sentiment on the inside is from my stash. Ribbon is Stampin' Up and I embossed the sentiments with Stampin' Up's cherry cobbler embossing powder. I distressed all my papers with my Zutter Distress It All which I love!

My Gypsy Gal is stamped on Copic Xpress paper and I colored her with the following Copics,
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E49, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30
Leg Warmers: B04, B02, B00, B0000
Skirt: R29, R27, R24, R22, R20,
Y06, Y04, Y02, Y00
YG06, YG03, YG01, YG0000
C7, C5, C3, C1, C00

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please visit CMC for the Big Birthday Bash! I promise to return real soon with some more projects!
Big Hugs!