Monday, October 26, 2009

My Favorite Waltz

I accually managed to get one of these done :) !!!! This was done for the "So you think you can stamp" challenge for week 3 over at the My Favorite Things forum on Splitcoaststampers. ANd its not even last minute - its 3 pm and I have until midnight ...... :)
This is made on mattboard to fit a 5X7 frame.
All stamps are from MFT. I did some paper peicing but kinda in reverse as I stamped/colored the girls and paper pieced them onto the DP instead of the usual other way around.
I colored them with copics and then went over them with spica glitter pens to make their dresses a little sparkly for their night out on the town dancing......

I think you may be able to see the glittery effect on the last 2 photos the best.

We had such beautifully cool weather the last couple days - finally getting a bit of yard work caught up on. I have been pulling weeds and digging up whats left of my iris plants.
I love iris but they just don't grow well here in our Florida heat and they hardly bloom at all. My Mom is coming down for a visit in a couple weeks so ( they are driving down) I decided to give what was left to her because I know they will do great back home in Nebraska.
I am headed back to my craft room for a bit so all for today.

Take Care

Friday, October 23, 2009

Choose Thoughts - gold

Another short post today - when I went to pull out paper for yesterdays journal this goldish paper jumped out and said 'me too, me too' so I did 2 journals instead of one. I have one more craft fair in Novemeber and I need to use up some of my stash anyway.....
The butterfly is from Inkadinkado and colored with copics and the phrase is from Cherry Pie stamps.
Have a great weekend!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Choose Thoughts - teal

This may look familiar as I did a plaque with this same theme and colors. Last saturday at the craft fair soemone asked me to do the plaque as a journal so here it is.
The butterfly is from Inkadinkado and colored with copics, and the phrase is from Chery Pie stamps.
I trimmed it up with some purple paper edged with a punch.
The little crown is accually clear but in the close up it showed up orangeish - and it took me almost 10 minutes to figure out why - I was wearing an orange shirt when I took the photo.
Short on wordage tonight - :) Short for tomorrow too and then we will see ya on Monday.
Take Care

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Geisha Lily

I finally got some good craftin' time today!!!! On monday I had a few errands to run and the weather was SOOOOOO wonderfully cool that I took a LOONG walk and then sat on my porch with a cup of tea and a good book - aaahhhhh so good!!!
Yesterday I managed to get my house cleaned up - I had kinda neglected the cleaning a bit last week trying to get ready for my craft fair this last saturday - once I got started I figured I would get it all done in one day and save today for stamping.....
I got several projects done so I even have stuff to show ya the next couple days when I will be at work :)
This card I did for 2 seperate challenges - First was for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to use watercolors - you can see what the DT did here -
The waterlily and the koi fish are both from Flourishes.
I dug out my twinks for the watercoloring - and yes I had to dig for them - have way too much schtuff in front of my table!!!!(most of it alterables - vases, glass jars, cigar boxes, a couple briefcases......)
I also used this weeks sketch from CPS - you can find it here -

The main image is done with Flourishes waterlily and koi fish and Hannastamps Geisha girl - all of it watercolored with Twinkleing H2O's except the girls face which was done with copics.
The backround is a technique from Technique Junkies called 'Faux Designer Paper' and include stamps from Inkadinkado, Another Stamp Company and a couple unknowns. For more about a gazillion great techniques go here -
All for tonight - going to try and get preposted for the next couple days........don't always feel like doing much after a busy 12/13 hour day....
Take Care

Friday, October 16, 2009

Congradulations Onesies

Short note tonight - I finished off 2 cards today to match the GIRL/BOY memory books and gift boxes.
I also ran a couple errands and my DD and I got my booth set up for the craft fair tomorrow.
Beautiful cool weather moved in here today!!!! I hope it lasts a few days!!!
The onesies are from Gina K - Wee Tee's set and the Congrads is from another Gina K set - can't remember which right now...
Have a good weekend!!!! Tomorrow is craft fair all day and Sunday I work....
Take Care

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Memory book and gift box - GIRL

Preposting for ya today as I will be at work and KNOW I am not getting up 15 minutes early to post for ya like I did this am. We had one crazy busy day today - kicked my toush!!!!
This is a chipboard book from Tim Holtz and a cigar box - the chipboard book fits perfectly into the box.
I decorated this one girly style.
The onesie is from Gina K's WEE TEE'S set. I also made up a bunch of onesies with different designs on so whomever ends up with this combo can use to decorate the pages with onesies that 'fit' the pictures better.

All for tonight - my bed be singing to me softly....
Take Care

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Memory book and gift box - BOY

A quick note as I head off to work - I did another couple cigar boxes and chipboard books yesterday. Ther chipboard book is from Tim Holtz.
I used stamps from Gina K's WEE TEE set - and made a few extras tee's to decorate the insides of the memory book as they wish....
All for today....raining - gotta leave a bit early.....

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Flourished memory book

Short post today - gotta get house work done and head for the craft room....
The Christmas tree is from Flourishes - embossed in gold and accented with tiny colored rhinestones.
The phrase is from Cornish Heritage Farms embossed in white onto a new spellbinders tag.
This is a chipboard book from Tim Holtz and is covered with paper from Basic Grey.
The card is also done with the Flourishes tree but accented with stickles glitter instead.

All for today - hoping to get some stuff done to show you the rest of the week - I work the next 2 days again and then am off for 2 to set up for the craft fair on friday and then hopefully sell a few of my wares on saturday....
Take Care

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sparkling Flourishes


Writing this on Sunday afternoon as I work tomorrow - Didn't get anything done to show you the end fo the week with work and all but did manage a little something this weekend - accually something to prepost for Monday and Tuesday.....

I had a few more cigar boxes that I had wanted too get done in time for my craft fair next weekend and planned on doing a Christmas one - well then I stopped in by Flourishes and saw they had a contest going "A season that sparkles challenge" so that made decideing which Christmas stamps to use easy enough :). See here -

The deer is from Flourishes and you can find him here -
The phrase is from Cornish Heritage Farms and you can find that great set here -

I embossed both stamps in gold and then colored the little deer with copics and spica glitter pen (which doesn't show up very well in the picture) and I added some small colored rhinestones to the antlers.
I will show you the book that fits inside this box and a card to match on tuesday.
All for today - working on monday when this will post - see ya tuesday.
Take Care

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Together again

I had a hard time with this challenge and sketch yesterday but still managed to do 2 cards - that is because the pink layer was intended for the first card (yesterdays post) but it didn't look right so I had to make a card for it so it didn't go to waste.....
The challenge is from Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to use pink and make a card for one of the women in your life. You can find the challenge here -
The pink is for Breast Cancer Awareness month - my Mom had her surgery 2 years ago now and didn't need chemo or radiation so we were very happy with that!!!
I combined the FTTC36 with this weeks sketch from CPS which you can find here -
I used a flourish backround from Flourishes on the card base and the nestie die cut layer.
The main image is from My Favorite Things and is colored with copics.

All for today - I want to try and get a couple things finished for my craft fair next weekend and to show you the next couple days while I work.
Take Care

Tuesday, October 6, 2009



Well I didn't get as much time for the craft room as I intended today but I did manage to get a little done around my house - a little each day and eventually I may catch up :).

I started with this weeks Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes which you can find here -
The challenge was to make something for one of the women in your life and to use pink because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
I know several people with Breast Cancer - my Mom had her surgery 2 years ago now but thankfully didnot need chemo or radiation.
Then I saw the sketch over at CPS and decided to use that - I usually need some help when I have to use pink (its not a color I chose very often).
You can find the sketch here -

I used a flourish backround from Flourishes for the card base and the nestie die cut later both stamped in brown ink.
The main image is from My Favorite Things and is colored with copics - also cut with a nestie, and edged with gold mettalic pen.
The little pearl on the ribbon is a brad.
All for today - gotta try and get some grub going for the fam ....
Take Care

Monday, October 5, 2009

Christmas Jar

I hope everyone had a good weekend!!! I am glad for mondays - they are my fridays (even though I only work every other weekend - monday and tuesdays are my consistant days off sooo ahhhh monday).
Finished off this jar on friday. All these stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms and you can find them here -
This jar I found at a thrift shop for 1 dollar!!! It is a good size for a cookie jar but small enough that it could be used to hold almost anything.
I started with heavy white cardstock and cut them with my newest nestabilities label die and started stamping. First with a backrounder and then with a Christmas stamp - different for each side. To glue them to the jar I used gold shimmer mod podge and covered the jar with it too. I put another coat on over the top and when it dried sealed it with several layers of acrylic sealer. The mod podge has a nice shimmer and kinda gives it an aged antique look.
For the lid and tags I covered some chipboard pieces - also stamped with backrounders and Christmas stamps - added a Christmas phrase to each and 3 layers of ribbon that I also used on the jar neck.

All for today - need to get some cleaning done that got neglected a bit last week when I was feeling not so hot and I have a craft fair coming up so need to get off the computer and do chores so I have crafting time :)
Take Care