Sunday, November 29, 2009

There's Magic in the Air

Here's my sketch for the challenge over at Nothing like getting in under the wire >< Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! This week's image by Nina is in anticipation of Christmas. For the challenge we were to incorporate something fuzzy. I lurked over at Curt's blog and decided to try following his very thorough instructions for using colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. Not nearly as fabulous at Curt - but I tried. For something fuzzy I used some faux flower soft on the Santa hat. I used my new bulb stamp as corner accents. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


This card is for the challenge over at
I used the MMSC 28 sketch and gave Frosty a home. The snowflakes in the corners were cut with the Cricut and painted with Shimmerz for extra effect. Thanks for looking!

There's Magic in the Air

Nina came up with the cutest digi this week over at: You can just imagine him flying by on the ice. Kim's challenge this week was to use something reflective. So after looking at everyone's card - I loved Nina's with the foil, and planned to scrap lift it. Plus I happen to have foil, so my husband was happy I did not go buy something. I colored the penguin with Prismacolors. I used flower soft on the brim and ball of the hat. The foil was cut out with a scalloped oval Nestie, and embossed with a Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder. This card is extra special because Maddox helped make it. He woke up at 5 AM this morning (does not bode well for our full day, but...) he wanted to craft and he sponged ink all over the background and he did a wonderful job of setting the scene for a cold, blustery, wintery ice skating experience.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

More Blog Candy

Check out Claire's blog candy over at: She has some great stuff in there, so check it out

Friday, November 13, 2009

Blogging is addictive

When I first started this blog - I thought it would be a once in a while thing, to share LO's I made. That quickly turned into the cards I make, and the new challenges I find (btw - thank you for all the new techniques I have picked up from these blog-hopping visits, and all the inspiration you all provide, and how welcoming you have all been!) Blogging creeps into my thoughts, and is pretty time consuming. I check my blog all the time to see how many hits I have and if there are any new comments (thank you so much for all the kind words, they make me so happy!) I check out the blogs I follow and the blogs those people follow. I even wake up a few minutes earlier to see if "anything" excited happened in my blog & extended blog world.
So, a big thank you to all the people who stop by, and a big *hug* to all who leave a comment, I see blog candy in someone's future.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blog Candy

Patti at has a huge load of blog candy she is giving away. She left me a great compliment on my TMITA card for this week, and gave me the hit - so paying it forward. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MMSC # 27

I used the sketch from for this card. I used blue cs that I sponged with white and silver ink, the picture doesn't really show it though. I painted the lily with frosted lace stickles, and the angel wings with shimmerz and then pop dotted them on a darker piece of blue cs. I cut the swirls from SCAL with my Cricut. A little ribbon and the MS loop punch to finish it off. I made this card for the Anderson Family - Sarah is a fellow scrapper and her 3-year son recently passed away. I do not know Sarah, but learned of her loss on another blog, and wanted to pass along my sympathies. I cannot imagine what she must be going through.
Someone on SCS is accepting cards for her:
The Anderson Family
1130 Oak Street
Martinez, CA 94553

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog candy give away

Check out for some blog candy. Danielle is celebrating her birthday with a gift for visitors/followers of her blog. Happy Birthday Danielle, and thanks for the opportunity

There's Magic in the Air

Nina over at once again generously donated a digi "Elegant Pumpkins" for this challenge. The image can be multi-colored, but the card should be monochromatic, and white, black or grey can be added. I went with shades of brown. I colored the image with prismacolors and then used my leaf nestie to cut out the shape. Mounted it on an embossed circle in a dark brown. The background paper is from Debbie Mumm. I added some brown & white polka dot ribbon adorned with 2 tan leaves punched from an EK Success punch. Thanks for looking.

MMSC # 26

I am just getting in under the wire for MMSC # 26 over at
Paper is from Debbie Mumm, leaves are from a Fiskars squeeze punch and an EK Success punch, I ran the red paper through my Cuttlebug, and the squirrel is from a blog I visited ( His site often offer free digis, and they are very cool. I tried to incorporate lots of fall colors and themes - and the nuts are very cute. I love his chubby cheeks!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Thanksgiving Pot

Sorry I haven't posted lately, I have been crafting just running out of time to take pix and upload. Here is one of my Fall pots. There is a scarecrow, a nut Maddox picked out, some red leaves (my favorite) that Rileigh picked out, and a turkey I made. I painted a large styrofoam ball brown, the feathers are large popsicle sticks, eyes are black beads, gold wire for beak, and pipe cleaners for legs. In the background you can see part of the Cinderella pumpkin the kids picked out. It's hard to believe it is November as it is in the high 60's today.

Monday, November 2, 2009

There's Magic in the Air Challenge

Check out Nina has another great free digi. The cornucopia is great for Thanksgiving cards. Nilla came up with this week's challenge to use buttons with the image. As I was uploading I realized I only used one button. But I did decorate the button. I curled copper colored wire through the button holes. I love the curly ques - I just wish they didn't get smooshed in the mail.
This time of year reminds me to be thankful for all the great things in my life, and to let go of the little things. BTW Jeff thank you for cleaning up the yard this weekend - it looks great!