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Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Top 5 Favourite Christmas Cards

Debby has alittle fun going on her blog.  Pick your top 5 christmas cards and enter them in her competition for a chance at some sweet treats!! Check it out HERE!!!
Sooooo~~~~~ here are my picks ::o))
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Whimsy "Little Christmas Angel" by Crissy Armstrong
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Whimsy "Touched By Love" by Crissy Armstrong
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EB for SCACD "Angel of Hope"
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LOTV- Sending Christmas Cheer
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Purse

I have a creation today that I made yesterday for my daughter Kim (crafts by kim).  Many of you know her and.......... if you know her well...... you probly know that she LOVES purses~~Esp. COACH purses!!!  I like that cuz I sometimes get her handmedowns :D

Well I decided to tease her alittle soooo...... I made her a purse :) Not a COACH purse but it truly is a Designer's Purse Hee Hee...and it did have some $$$ inside~~~she really did like it--- We all got a giggle :o))))

Well Here is her new purse:      

Die Cut Dreams #79~ Girlie - Jan 2
Wild Orchid #13~ Pink/white/silver - Jan 2
CYDA #10~ Punch It Out - Jan 7
Stamp Something~ Tag or Pocket -Dec 31
CES #17~ Anything Goes - Jan 8
Charisma Cardz #51~ Pearls and Lace- Jan 6
Bunny Zoe's #7~ Sparkle and Shine -Jan 11
Simon Says~ Anything Goes -Dec 29
WnWhiskers~ Snowflakes -Jan 8
Magnolia-licious Highlites~~ Letter/word proj -Dec 31
MDUC #77~ A Gift for You-Jan 9
Copic Creations #41~ Sparkle - Jan 14
Allsorts #83~ Anything goes -Dec 31
ATS Magnolia #5~ Winter Where You live - Jan 9
7KCF #11~ Anything Goes - Jan 5

Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda Singing Xmas Carols and NOEL; Great Impressions-stars; WOJ inside sentiment 
Ink: Copics; TH spun sugar; Twinkling H2o-peppermint Taffy
Papers: BG Eskimo Kisses; AC Specialty Foil
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey leaf; McGill Heart and pine branch punches; MS alpine snowflake punch; CB swiss dot folder; SB labels 4 and mega curved rectangles
Embellies: Paper Temptress lace ribbon; SU pearl; Viva Decor Rose paper  and Holo Iridescent glitterliner pens; Diamond glaze; SU dazzling diamonds glitter; Imaginisce Glitter Giggles rub-ons; Magnetic discs; Cloud 9 quote stickers

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Friday, December 24, 2010

#12 Christmas is Coming! or Winter is Here! with Mary Lou

Christmas Eve is here and the excitement fills the Air!! Tomorrow~~Christmas Day~~Jesus is the Reason!!  I wish ALL the JOY,  LOVE and BLESSSINGS thru our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Now onto some extremely great news to share with you~~Crissy Armstrong~~Sundays with Crissy has asked me to fill in on her DT for alittle while so Maria can have a break ~~We all know how important that is:0)  So Maria, beathe and relax:)  I pray you find comfort and rest for you and for your family!!!  Thank you Crissy and crew~~I am truly HONORED and TOUCHED!!!

So for my card I have used the Whimsy Classic Santa by Crissy
Made a Criss Cross card using K and Co Xmas Cheer, Recollections Xmas CS and AC Specialty Foil Papers.  
Colored Santa with Copics and Prisma Pencils.  Added White velvet flock sprinkled with SU dazzling diamond glitter to his trim on coat and hat. Accented with Gelly Roll white pen and used Clear star pen on his sack and designer candy cane belt :0)
All edges were inked with TH Brushed Corduroy. Sentiment from Inkadinkado set.
Border is an EK Success punch.
The pull tag was made with the smallest SB beaded circle nestie and topped with an Epiphany Crafts customized button--Click Here to check out this cool gadget!!
My friend asked me if I would make a card for her boss from the staff.
This is what I came up with:)

A note from Crissy:
 I'm going to do something a little different for blog candy with this month's challenge!  In the spirit of Christmas and giving, I am going to give away one digital image to the first 12 players!  AND I am opening up the contest to include EVERYONE (not just for those using one of my images)!! So if you are one of the first twelve players to link up your Christmas/winter card on here, you will get your choice of  one of my digital images from either Whimsy or Squigglefly!  How fun is that!
Now to keep it fair, you must make a card specifically for this challenge.  Any cards that are "back-linked" will not qualify.
And, if you don't make it in the race for top twelve, you can still have a chance to win at the end of this month.  I'll still draw a name (using from the participants, and that lucky person will get to choose 2 images of their choice from my collection.
So what are you waiting for!! Ready, set, get crafting!!

It's too late to be one of the first twelve players, but it isn't too late to get in on the final draw for two free digis!  However, Zoe owner of Make It Crafty, has added an additional surprize for the winner! She is contributing her brand new digital image "Stairway to Heaven". It is a background digital stamp that would compliment Crissy's images Beautifully! 
So why not play along, you have a week to link up your creation at Crissy's Post Here!!
Happy crafting!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter:
Stamp Something~ Something with a tag or pocket- Dec 30
CYDA#10~~Punch It Out--Jan 7
Allsorts #83~ Anything-- Dec 31
CES #17~ Anything Goes--Jan 7
Bunny Zoe Crafts #7~ Sparkle and Shine- Jan 10
Copic Creations #41~ Sparkle -Jan 14

Holiday Blessings!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


My parents Christmas Card using the following sketch from Fiday Sketchers

An Easel Card :)

For tag~ used the SUdp and inked with TH aged mahogany and added diamond stickles to the lace border
After coloring with Copics and adding alittle Beeswax Shimmerz, I then covered her flowing gown with diamond glaze~~It just GLISTENS!!
I took Kim's idea of popping up one wing for depth~(Thanks Hun:) and then outlining with diamond stickles.
AND that gorgeous Paper Temptress shimmery paper~~mmmmm lovely :)

Challenges Entering:
Fiday Sketchers #133~~ Sketch above -Dec 24
Simon Says~~~Anything Goes - Dec 29
CYDA #10~~ Punch It Out - Jan 7
Copic Creations #41~~ Sparkle - Jan 14
Stamp Something~~ tag or pocket - Dec 30

Stamps:  SCACD Angel of Hope, SU-A Cardinal Christmas
Ink:  TH Aged Mahogany, Copics, Beeswax Shimmerz
Papers:  SU Deck the Halls pack, Paper Temptress Gold Striped CS and CS from stash
Tools: MS modern garland punches, CB diamond folder, SB mega oval nestie and deckled rectangle , Magnolia tag and lace border dies
Embellies: Lace, MM vintage metal with sentiment, ribbon, diamond stickles and diamond glaze

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Here we are again with another wonderful Creatalicious Challenge for December :D Yea!!
The challenge is to make something for Christmas and include 1 ribbon, 5 flowers, 2 snowflakes and some bling!!! Easy Peasy for all ;)
The winner will receive a set of 6 Victorian Sweethearts rubber stamps from Bec~~View them at Bec's Store blog Here!!

I made this beautiful Doorhanger to compliment my dining room decor!!
Papers are Anna Griffin Xmas Designer Pack. It has Flocked snowflakes~~mmm delish!!!
The Welcome Christmas is BG stickers blinged with lime green stickles. Cut octagon shape for door knob with SB nesties and then reinforced with border from the AC specialty foil paper to give christmasy color accents :)
Meet Jolly Tilda all decked out for Christmas Fun :)  Colored with Copics~~added stickles to the lace on her outfit. Diamond glaze and velvet flock accent her santa hat.  Oval nestie inked with TH vintage photo and stickles. Popped up on several layers~~bottom layer is peony green foil design, then Sparkly Snowflake from stash, then Red Octagon nestie that was detailed with SU doily punch and then the oval with Tilda.
Close up of Poinsettia ribbon and Gorgeous Roses and green foil fern leaves:) 
Check out the dove~~my new K&Co. stickers~~sooo Beautiful!!
Shows the bling of the stickles on the letters, shiny foil papers, her glazed hat and of course the rhinestone snowflakes--I colored the center rhinestone with my R29 copic marker
Shows all the layers and bling:)
Displayed on my dining room door!!!
Bec is having some great sales and a ton of new arrivals~~ Click here to check them out!!!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Magnolia-licious Highlites~~create word/letter project - Dec 31
7KCF #10~~Create winter wonderland -- Dec 21
Allsorts #82~~ Last minute Xmas-- Dec 18
CES #16~~ Anything but Xmas card -- Dec 18
WagsnWhiskers #42~~ Snowflakes - Jan 7
Copic Creations #40~~ Light Source - Dec 15
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #7~ Sparkle and shine - Jan 10
CYDA#10~~Punch It Out - Jan 7
Top Tip Tuesday #14 ~~ Xmas Inspired - Dec 21

Stamps: Magnolia Jolly Tilda
Paper:  Anna Griffin Designer Xmas Pack, AC Specialty Foil Pack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, TH vintage photo, Copics
Tools: SB Octagon, Oval and Peony nesties, EK Success Corner fern punch, SU doily lace punch
Embellies: Ribbon from Michael's, Roses, Rhinestone snowflakes, Sparkly snowflake, Doodlebug Crushed velvet white flock, lime green stickles, diamond glaze, Kand Co. Dove sticker and BG slphabet stickers from Boxer collection

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Sunday, December 12, 2010


Crissy Armstrong has done it again!!!

Enjoy this Beautiful image~~Touched By Love 
Colored Touched by Love image with Copics!!  Used moonlight smooch and frosted lace stickles on her wings and smooch only on blanket binding.  Red AtYou Spica pen glitzed her sock, sleeve cuff and earring :)  Added stars on upper edge of image with dot of stardust stickles
Below is the sketch I used~~~~~~BSC #15
This Whimsy digi is sooooo very sweet that I don't think I can part with this card :)
Isn't this a Christmas Beauty to Cherish~~Little prejudice wouldn't you say LOL
The gold background is a tan CS that was texturized with Quickutz snowflake folder and then spritzed with Tsukineko Gold Shimmer Spritz~~Such elegance :)  Dp are the scrumptious SU Deck the Halls pack.  
Flowers made with Marianne Creatable Dies and Sizzix snowflake die~~all inked with TH walnut stain and edges with stardust stickles.  Centers are Paper Studio brads :)  Finished with crystal spray and pearl swirls

Here you can see all the sparkle and shimmer of the smooch, stickles and especially the gold shimmer spritz on background CS~~OOooooo I like!!  If you click to enlarge you will really see what I mean :)

Inside of card is a SB beaded circle for personal message with inked edges and glitzed with Viva Glitter liner pens.  

Challenges entering:
Sundays w/Crissy #12 ~~Xmas or winter- Dec 31
BSC #15~~ Sketch above - Dec 14
Copic Creations #40~~ Light Source - Dec 15
A Spoonfull of Sugar #133~~ Xmas Card - Jan 10
Allsorts #82~ Last Minute Christmas-Dec 18
CYDA #10~ Punch It Out -Jan 7
Stamp Something~~Digi Day-- Dec 17
Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!!  
Holiday Blessings to All!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Whimsy~~Leap of Joy

I won this FABULOUS Whimsy digi~~by Crissy Armstrong called "Leap of Joy" so had to create :)   Fun Fun Fun!!!  THANKS DEAR CRISSY~~you truly brightened my world!!!!  MWAH!!!!
Used the Simon Says sketch below
I have used alot of new products and techniques on this card!! I will explain as the photos continue~~So please hang in there :D
The Amazing New digi image at Whimsy by Crissy Armstrong~~Leap of Joy!!
You can purchase it precolored or line drawings~~your choice:)
Colored with Copics of course!! Added stickles to bow and bells. Liquid applique to tail, ear, on horns and nose.  Diamond glaze to eye and hooves. Polar white FS to blanket edge :) 
Check out these snowflakes!!!  Brown are a Sizzix die and the centers are homemade with Hearty Modeling Clay--a SU serene snowflake stamp-- then spritzed with Tsukineko Gold shimmer spritz and left to dry.  Once dry-- cut to desired shape~~what do you think??
Found this Here~~Go check it out you won't regret it :)
Now what do you think of this texture??  Dreamweaver Embossing paste, mica powders and this petals stencil all at Susana's Store!! I used translucent paste and brushed in mica powders while stencil still in place~~ QUITE STUNNING!!!!!
Just think of all the beautiful backgrounds and fun you can have with this~~OOOOoooo Yah!!!
By the way the doves are a MS punch--inked edges and glistened with Moonlight Smooch.
The inside of card:  Used EKSuccess border punch.  Inked edges of message area and stamped SU sentiment with TH broken china distress ink. 
Here is the finished card again:D  Thanks for hanging in there.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Sundays with Crissy #12~Xmas or Winter -Dec 31
Simon Says~~ Sketch -- Dec 8
Fuzzy Wuzzy Dec ~~Xmas Something or An-Otter--Dec 31
CYDA#9~~ Texture - Dec 10
Totally Papercrafts #45~~ Xmas Punches - Dec 10
Stamp Something~~ Xmas Colors Combo -- Dec 10
Wags N Whiskers # 42~~ Snowflakes - Jan 7
Top Tip Tuesday #12~~Anything Goes - Dec 7

Stamps: Whimsy Digi Leap of Joy by Crissy Armstrong, Hero Arts sentiment, SU sentiment (inside)
Ink: Computer, Copics, TH broken China distress ink
Paper: Bazzille CS, K and Co.
Tools: Sizzix Snowflake, SB nesties, Quickutz snowflake embossing folder, MS dove punch, EK Success punches, SU serene snowflake stamp
Embellies: Liquid Applique; Stardust Stickles; Polar white FS; diamond glaze; Smooch moonlight; Dreamweavers: Translucent embossing paste, cocoa and navajo sky mica powders and Petals stencil; Hearty Modeling Clay and Tsukineko gold shimmer spritz

Appreciate your visit! You have truly brightened my day!! 
Holiday Blessings!!