Monday, July 30, 2012

Santa's smile

   Well we had some really cool thunder boomers here this afternoon, not a whole lot of rain out of it here, just a brief intense downpour but  I love a good thuinderstorm anyhow - especially when I can be in my craft room!!!!
  I am getting this challenge in just in time - its a Christmas in July theme for the current FTTC challenge over at Flourishes here-
  With these 2 cards I am now up to 20 Christmas cards done (which is great but I send out about 70 so I have a ways to go...)
  This image is of course from Flourishes - I have a ton of their Christmas stamps!!! I stamped Santa in memento brown onto white and then again onto neenah desert storm and colored with prismacolor pencils.
   I then ran the image through an embossing folder and sponged silver mettalic rub on the texture and the edges - I then layered both to pieces of DP mostly from my scrap bin and some Christmas ribbons.
  It is always fun to see what just a couple simple changes will do with 2 cards that are very similar.
  I also added some silver mettalic accents with a fabric paint tube from tulip.
  All for today - going to try and get some more craft room time as its a busy week in the Fujan household and may not get much more :)
   Take Care

Friday, July 27, 2012

Howling Drums

   It has been a busy week and I have errands to run and a Doctors appointment this afternoon so I had better get this done early :).
  I colored this sweetie last night sitting on the couch. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is colored with copics. I did him up for the current challenge over at Mo's blog which is " in the doghouse - something with a dog or someone who is in trouble"
Even though Mo has several very cute 'terrrible twos' images I decided to do a Christmas card - I have been trying to do at least several each month since right after Christmas last year and didn't get that many done this month yet....
   Check out the challenge here -
   All for today - I am off and running :)
     Take Care

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Photo Day

  My camera and I had some bonding time this am....I took these first pics in my yard of my dahlia that is so pretty right now.
  Then I went for a walk out in the woods to try out my new zoom lens.
I went out about 8 am and was hoping to see some wildlife - did see a couple turkeys but wasn't fast enough to get a picture....
   Next time I will try going out earlier - it was pretty steamy but the time I got home too - summer in Florida (bleh).
   All for today - going to try and get to the craft room sometime....
    Take Care

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Flowers

   Headed to bed for some sleep for awhile....first will show you this card I did for the current challenge over at the Cornish Heritage Farms blog. Check it out here -
The challenge was for a summer theme.
  I colored the CHF image with prismacolor pencils and cut it out - layered it to some ribbon and warm yellow DP and then to kraft cardstock.
  I just love the flowers in this image and was really looking for some bright summer beachy colors - hence the yellow and turquoise colors....
   All for today - Take Care

Monday, July 23, 2012

Take Flight

  I cannot believe it has been a whole week since I managed to post...busy week....trying to catch up on house work and chores that didn't get done when I was itching...and then itching again....and inbetween chores did some reading and more reading and was just all around lazy.
  I did these 2 cards up for the current challenge over at Impression Obsession -
The challenge is 'fly away' and I used 2 of my newer stamps from IO - F13013 Airplane collage and F13014 Airplane corner.
I kept the layouts super simple - I stamped the aiplanes onto DP and roughened up the edges and then inked them and attatched it to a kraft base.
  On the first one I used my label maker to add 'EXPLORE' and on the second since the DP was a postcard background I just hand wrote the phrase like it was meant to be on the postcard.
   These  2 stamps make for great guy cards!!!!
   All for today - off to work tonight....
    Take Care

Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Holidays

  A sleepy gal I am this am - need to stay up for a couple hours though.....doctors appointment and then lunch with my DD (she got home saturday night and I hadn't seen her yet and she leaves for a week of Bible camp later this afternoon.....
   I finished these cards up on saturday but did get photos taken until this am.
   The music panels I did for my cards on fridays post and I stamped the candle image on top of the cut out - but in this case I stamped the candles on the card base through the 'window' of the music panel. The candle is colored with copics and all stamps are from Gina K.
   All for me today - Take Care

Friday, July 13, 2012

StampTV Sketch Hop

   Welcome to the Stamp TV CSS Alumni July blog hop!!! This month we arefollowing the sketch you see here.
  If you came to me from Sharri's blog  -  where I am sure she had some great stuff to show you!!!
  If you want to follow along the hop then go to the Stamp Tv main page and look for the Hop announcement around 915 pm tonight -
  Also make sure to leave lots of sweet comments along the way because tuesday am the 17th we are giving away a huge grab bag of Gina K stamps to one lucky commenter :)
  I ended up with 3 cards using this months sketch because as usual I couldn't decide which color scheme to use so I did all 3. And I did up Christmas cards too!!! I had planned on doing Christmas cards all year long this year but have been slaking in that department the last couple months.
  All stamps are from Gina K and the sets I used are - 'seasonal sayings' 'vintage borders' and 'light of the season'
  I colored the candle image with copics - I stamped the music border with memento toffee and the main image with memento brown and the phrase is also stamped with memento ink but I can't remember which one - its a teal/dark turquoise blue.
   All for me today and I am also the end of our hop this time - I hope you had a great time along the way!!!!
   Take Care


  Welcome to friday the 13th!!
The last of my cards for release week challenge over at Flourishes - this challenge was to use 3 of something. Check out the challenges here -
  The main image and phrase are both from Flourishes. The main image is colored with copics.
  I used several 3's - 3 dies, 3 pearl drops under the phrase, 3 rows of ribbon and 3 gold corners.
  All for today - going to get a few errands done and hopefull head to the craft room for a few hours.
   Take Care

Thursday, July 12, 2012


   Another Flourishes release week challenge card for you today - this challenge is for 'bold and beautiful'  challenge. Check it out here -
  I colored this floral wreath in bright orange, violet and blueviolet and then layered it to a Spellbinders die cut from bright sparkly pink.
  I cut the die in half and added several layers of ribbon and pearls and the base cardstock is a pretty sparkly green.
  Other than a couple cards, I didn't get much done int he craft room today - went to hang out with some stamping buddies for a bit, got groceries and did laundry, read for a bit - I wasn't in a big hurry today :)
   Take Care

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


  Well a mellow wednesday here - worked last night so slept half the day, then a couple errands and some time in the craft room.
  I did this card for the current Timeless Tuesday challenge over at Flourishes - the challenge this time is for 'sentiments'.Check out the challenges here -
  The main image and phrase are both  from Flourishes and I colored the main image with copics.
It was stamped onto neehnah desert storm and cut out with a Spellbinders die.
  I grabbed a thin purple ribbon and some lace ribbon from my stash - threaded the thin one through the lattice and tied a bow.
   All for tonight - Take Care

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pumkin Shaker

  Just a quick hallo and off to sleep this am.
  I did this card for the current challenge over at the Impression Obsession blog which is to use dies - I used their new die made to fit over the shaker boxes - talk about an easy way to make a shaker card!!! This die cut a cover for both the large and small square shaker boxes - which are self adhesive BTW and between the 2 make it super easy  and quick to make a shaker!!!
  The stamp I used is  'Jack with house' #H1838 and I colored him with copics.  I layered the main image to a Spellbinders die and then used the IO shaker die on top - and decorated it with a viva decor pen in bronze, and then added a couple leaf shapes made from shrink plastic. The base cardstock is kraft embossed with a leaf pattern and sponged with walnut stain distress ink.
   Check out the challenge here -
   All for me - Take Care

Monday, July 9, 2012

Flourishes pre-release sketch challenge

  Welcome to another Monday!!! I am posting early today with hopes of having another post later in the day - but there is house cleaning to do and I am working tonight so will need a nap .
  I did this card for the prelease challenge over at Flourishes - - this one is a sketch challenge. I modified my 2 panels slightly and used a flower for the 2 little embellies off the one but the sketch is still there :).
  I used stamps from the 'feminine charm' set and colored them with copics. I used pinks and purples and then used a matching purple cardstock for the base. I used a texture folder that had a design that almost matches the pink design on the DP panel and then sponged on some 'dusty concord' distress ink - which I also sponged a bit on the white flowers too!!
  This was a fun sketch!!!
   All for now - going to do house work next and hopefully have some time for the craft room yet today!!!
    Take Care

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The beauty of winged things

  A pretty mellow Sunday afternoon here - DS is at work at the waterpark, DD is out of town at her ROTC camp in Vermont and DH is out for a ride on the Harley  and I in my craft room a puttering away!!!
   I did this card for the current Bring Back Beautiful challenge over at Flourishes - the theme this month is 'winged things'
Check out the challenges here - - pre-release challenges are starting too!!!!
   I kept it pretty simple because I really liked how my coloring turned out on the flowers and the birds so I wanted to focus on them - they are such pretty images and so fun to color!!!
I used a backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms - norebook paper - to kinda make this look like a pages from a sketchbook.
  I colored them all with copics and then cut the flowers out with a Spellbinders die and the birds were cut by hand.
  The phrase is from CHF too - old CHF, not re-released yet :)
   All for today - Take Care

Pirate vase

  Well this is the last in this series of vases - I hope to start another series of vases later this week with maybe a wedding theme (I went out thrift shopping yesterday for an hour or so and found a stunning wedding dress with tons of fancy lace and pearls for only 25 dollars :)
  I am still a bit itchy but almost gone, my face is back to normal size if still a bit red and peeling like I had a sunburn - but way better today!!!!
   The main image here is another image from Sweet Pea Stamps and I colored her with copics. I glued her to the vase (covered with a piece of a red satin table runner) with gel medium and then added a mecklace with shiny gold and sparkly rhinestones and a string of gray pearls (to match with her as I colored her gray, red and black).
I sealed the piece with several layers of acrylic sealer for durability - and you will be able to find her on my Etsy shop in a little while here :).
   All for now but will be back in a bit with another post - playing some catch up on challenges since I didnt get much done earlier this week - for some strange itchy reason.....
     Take Care