Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"It's Official, I am Copic Certified!"

I have so neglected my blog I sure do miss it. I have the most exciting news though, I finally got to take the Copic Marker Certification and it was fantastic. We were taught by Sally Lynn McDonald and she is AMAZING!!! Her Blog is called Inky Heart if you get a chance go by and take a look at her Beautiful blog. We also spent two fabulous days in San Antonio, TX on the gorgeous River Walk.

I have have been so busy at my new job and teaching at the local scrapbook store I feel terrible about not blogging but I hope to change that soon. I will teaching Copic classes at The Lonestar Scrapbook Company in Houston,TX starting in January 2010.

Happy Holidays & Hugs to you all

Monday, November 23, 2009

There's A New App In Town

I don't know how many of you out there have an iphone but I do and I love it. So yesterday, just out of curiosity, I thought I would see if there really "was an app for that" as the commercial says and low and behold there it was "Coolibah" an amazing little digi scrap app for iPhone. You must go by and see their blog and demo. I have been very happy with it and sat for 2 hours today in the doctors office waiting for my husband and created a few pages while I waited. This was so worth the 4.99 + .99 per kit for the digi kits. I am so excited to tell you all about it, but really go and see it for yourself you won't be disappointed. Another really nice thing about this app was I was able to email and text my creations to friends and family when I was done and I was even able to print it out too. I really do love this app.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Inspired by Websters Pages 12 Days of Christmas

Gosh! it has been a while since I have been in my blog. I feel so guilty about neglecting it. I have been very busy with a new project and job, there just does not seem to be enough time in the day to get things done. I am pleased to announce I will be going to San Antonio, TX in December to get my Copic certification and I also I have been working for a LSS and teaching altered projects. I have been visiting the Websters Pages web site for some recent inspiration and ran across their 12 Days of Christmas projects and I decided to play along. There was the most amazing shadow box created on the day one challenge so I decided to try out a regular box that recently found a tutorial for and I love how the Websters Pages worked out on the box. Thanks for the great inspiration and here is my creation.


Chipboard, Websters Pages "Winters Wings" Collection, assorted flowers, Gold German Scrap Butterfly, May Arts Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Martha Stewart Punch and Distress Ink.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting !!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge / Your Favorite Sketch

Good Morning! This week at Stamp Something they have asked for you to use your favorite sketch, be it one of your own or one you like from another artist. This is one of my own. Here is the sketch I used.

Now here is the card I created from my sketch.

This card was made with Debbie Mumm's Noah's Ark Paper Collection and Bazzill textured papers in a baby blue and buttercup yellow. The image is "Edward Surfing" from Magnolia's Lazy Summer Days Collection. The Image is water colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the embellishments are Candy Dots from Pebbles INC. The sentiment is one I purchased from Bugawumps.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Secret Crafter Challenge #50 / One For The Girls

I found another blog this evening and I have the perfect little ATC I created a few weeks ago but have yet to get to post it. The Challenge this week at The Secret Crafter is "One For The Girls". So now you see why she is so perfect for this challenge. The image I used is an Elisabeth Bell from SCACD, the image is water color painted with distress inks on an ATC sized illustration board. The sentiment is from Fiskars and she has been over sprayed with perfect pearls and water to give the card a glow.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Two New Blogs for Me "Stamp With Fun" / Autumn and Simon Says Stamp / Stitch it up

Well as promised I am back with another project and this time it is not just a card. I love this time of year, Autumn, Fall or whatever you may call it seems so peaceful for me. I love the changing of the leaves and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So in celebration of Autumn and the coming of Halloween I have once again pulled out the Gorjuss Girls and created a Candy Canister and Card for a very dear friend of mine and fellow Paper Crafting Buddy Susan from Lonestar Scrapbook Company in Houston. This is also for the Stamp with fun challenge and Simon Says Stamp you can see the stitching on the back side of the canister.


Images Gorjuss Girls Water Colored with Distress Inks

Paper Bazzill in Orange, Black and Purple and Karen Foster Halloween Paper

Punches Martha Stewart

Tools QK Revolution

Embellishments My Personal Stash and assorted Halloween Ribbons

Enjoy and Happy Crafting !!!

Stamp Something Challenge / Favorite Colors or Papers

Hello again! I'm back and I have some projects to post just not enough hours in the day to get it done.I have found a new challenge blog called Stamp Something. They have asked for you to make a card with your favorite Colors or Papers. So I used my favorite Distress Ink Colors and made my own papers and flowers from an online tutorial magazine I found called StampARTic.
If you have not been to this blog yet you have to go see it is amazing. Thank you to StampARTic and their wonderful tutorials for making my card so special this week. So without further ado here is my favorite colors and paper.


Image Magnolia water colored with distress inks

Paper Self Made with assorted flourish boarder stamps, Ranger Archival Ink,Perfect Pearls and Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Broken China.

Flowers Self made from bazzill paper and ribbon roses from my personal stash

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday Sketchers Week 69

WOW! Can you believe it this three in a row for the weekend. Here is a sweet little card sketch from Friday Sketchers.

I just had to make something good with it so here she is.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!


Image Daisy from Sugar Nellie

Medium Distress Ink Water Coloring

Paper Bazzill & Basic Grey

Embellies Personal Stash

Tools QK Revolution and Silhouette

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Birthday Card

Hello! I'm back again today with a special card for my Moms Birthday. I made this card several weeks ago to post at the sugar bowl and never got around to it. So I thought today would be a perfect time to get it posted. Here is Moms card.

I hope she likes it, I sure did enjoy creating it.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!


Image Sugar Nellie

Medium Water color with distress inks.

MMSC #18 for week 18

Hi! Long time no see. I am so glad to be back and playing again. I have used my Gorjuss Girl again for a real spooky card. This is for the Midnight Madness Challenege. Here is the sketch:

Here is my version:

Enjoy and Happy Crafting !!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge / Teen Terrors

HI! Long time no see.I have been so busy with my new job and all the stresses with going back to work I lost my creative Mojo. Well I finally found it again and I am ready to play in some challenges so more my first one I am going to show my favorite teen terror, she is such a Gorjuss Girl! This is for Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge.


IMAGE Gothic Gorjuss Girl

MEDIUM Copic Markers & Momento Ink


Enjoy and Happy Crafting !!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge / Black, White and Grey

Hi and welcome to another weekly challenge over at the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge. This week you will be creating an ACT with only Black, White and Grey. Here we have our sweet little angel Melinda, who has found one of those wonderful clouds with a silver lining.


Image Whiff Of Joy Guardian Angel Collection "Musing Melinda" By Elisabeth Bell.

Medium Derwent Coloursoft Pencils in black and greys, Gamsol and blending Stumps

Paper Doddlebug black sugar coated floral paper and embossed foil paper for the cloud.

Tools Cuttlebug, embossing folder, Scissors and glaxay glitter pen

Enjoy and Happy Crafting !!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge #62

This week Jacque is hosting a sketch over at Friday Sketchers. The prize is some very cool goodies from Shimmerz. Here is Jacque's sketch.

Here is my card from this weeks sketch.

Materials Distress Inks, WOJ Image, QK Revolution and Dies, Websters Pages printed paper.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!