12 Days of Holiday Sales

Hi Everyone,
Today is the start of the 12 Days of Holiday sales.  12 days of great deals on select Big Shot dies!  To order just click on the button to the left.



Hi Everyone,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was great.  We have turkey only once a year so I really looking forward to it.  My husband was asking me why don't we have it more often.  Not sure why, just never do make it.  Same thing with pumpkin pie, I only make it once a year.  Maybe I will do a turkey breast, stir things up a bit. 
I have been busy today.  I made some Holiday ATC cards today for a swap.  I will post them later on this weekend and I created this blog background, header and titles with My Digital Studio and one of the new downloads you can purchase Christmas Cocoa 2 Digital Kit.  The digital downloads are also compatible with other design tools.
Have a great weekend


It has been a long time...

Well, again it has been a long time since I last posted.  I have been working on my blog setup.  Learning how to do different things, experimenting.  All paper and stamps I used to create my blog background, header, etc. were using Stampin'Up!'s My Digital Studio.  It is super easy to use and you have a few thousand of Stampin'Up! papers, embellishments, stamps, punches, etc.  It is WONDERFUL!  Check out the short video here on the left.  Click on the link above if you would like to order it. 

Soot Card

Here is a card I did for a Challenge at Gina K.  You take gloss paper and very carefully run it over a candle.  The gloss gets soot on it.  You stamp it and the stamp removes some of the soot and leaves the design.  You spray it with a fixative so the soot and picture is set.  I really liked doing this, it is pretty cool.

Gloss Paper: Ranger
Stamp: Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy (#111710)
Ribbon: Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (#115611)
Hi Everyone,
Here is a card I made for my granddaughter.  She just turned one this month.

Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock
Stamps: Gina K Inspiration Mosaic and Gina K Hip-Hop Accessories
Tim Holtz Rock Candy
Misc pearls and ribbon


Happy Holloween

Hi Everyone,
Here are my first Holloween cards.  All products are Stampin' Up!
Classic Stampin' Pad: Soft Suede (#115657)
Main Card Cardstock: Soft Suede (#115318)
Paper: Cast-A-Spell (#115677)
Stamps: House of Haunts (#111574)
Stampin Emboss Powder: Black (#109133)
Jet Black StazOn Ink


Copic Creations Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I decided to enter a card for the Copic Creations challenge. I don't have much experience yet with Copics but I think this turned out so cute! I just love it.

Products Used
Copics - Little Girl and the swing
Stamps - Magnolia and Elizabeth Bell and Tree is Great Impressions
Cuttle Bug - The dots embossing folder
Spelling Binders Labels 1
Stampin Up Punch Modern Label
Distress Inks - Labels: Shabby Shutters and Broken China
Paper - Gina K Pure Luxury cs ivory heavy base weight
Diamond Glaze - Eyes and Flowers
Diamond Stickles - Hair Bow and Socks



Hi Everyone,
I made a card today for a sketch challenge. I think it turned out pretty cool.



Hi Everyone,
Yes, long time no posting. I know I am bad. Guess what I did this weekend? I spent Sunday afternoon with Tim Holtz and Mario in Maryland. I took the class Patchwork Pandemonium. It was wonderful. I learned so many cool things. I really never thought I would be able to take a class with Tim but luck was certainly with me. All the ladies were so nice and we all had a great time. Tim is so funny, sweet, patient and of course cute and so is Mario. I won one of the drawings which was very exciting. Anyway, I am posting my project but it is not completed yet. I want to add a few more trinkets and other things. I will add another picture once it is totally done. So, what do you think? I just love it.

Artarazzi: Challenge 22

Hi Everyone,
Here is my ATC for the Artarazzi Challenge 22. I used an ATC I had made a little bit ago as an overlay. I painted some of the flowers using color burn and other colors in PSE.

Arts Creation Friday Challenge

Hi Everyone,
This is a digital ATC I did for Arts Creation Friday challenge. The dragons and birds are brushes that I colored with PSE. I will add a link for the dragons later on. I would love to know what you think about it and any advice is welcome.


I made this card for my mom and I also entered it for the Hero flower challenge. I really like how the background turned out. I used the Hero Butterflies and Flowers stamp for the background with the Ranger resist ink. I than used Distress Inks Broken China, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled paint. watching Tim's videos payed off, I think it looks pretty good. For the main flower I used Floral Bouquet stamp and painted the flowers and outlines with Tim's dried ink. I also used some orange and blue distress stickles for the dots on the and on the flower stamp. What do you think?


Gina K Challenge

I made a card today for the Gina K challenge. It is actually going to serve two purposes, the challenge and my nieces birthday. I used a flower stamp from Gina K's Tropical Flowers, Whisper ink and some markers, Stardust Pure glitter pens (wonderful pens!) some bling and Ranger paper. I think it turned out really nice. Oh yes, and I also used Tim's tiny attacher which I also love.


Well, it has been a long time since I posted that first message. A lot of life has been happening since that last post. I decided to update my blog page with my own creation. It is a work in progress. I am still trying to size my background paper so it all fits. I used papers from Gina K Designs, these two are from her Floral Elegance digital paper pack. I am taking a class and this was part of the kit. She also has some great tutorials and Stamp TV where she demonstrates a new technique every week. It really is great, you should check it out.


Welcome to my blog. This is my first blog and my first post. I am still working on it so this will be short and sweet. I used House of 3 couture background and header to create my blog. This one is called Vintage Botanical. They have so many great backgrounds and headers to choose from. I am sure this will be changing from time to time.