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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Valentine's Day is on its way, and I am busy getting my done.  I have 23 people that I send cards to for every holiday, (and each one's birthday!) so I have to keep busy all the time ~ and I love it!  Here is one of the Valentine's I did.  For some reason I am on a binge creating fancy and lacy cards, lol.  Not  my normal style, but I am sure having fun doing something different.  I guess it's true what they say, "Variety is the spice of life!"  Well, "whatevers" as they say in Hawaii!  I love using the cheesecloth!  I never would have thought of that myself.  When I saw it I thought it was so clever!


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Hope your week is going well.  Today is a good day for our next Sketch Along Tuesday at Frosted Designs.  Look at this lovely sketch we have for this challenge , done for us by our talented Jenny Evans.  Thanx Jenny for this great layout!  I see LOTS of great possibilities here!

I chose to do a card that is monochromatic with cream and gold.  The background paper was already embossed when bought (nice!).  I added the gold gilded paper down the side, laid some lace over the top, then put on three lovely silk and pearl embellies.  I gold heat embossed the butterfly, it's underlying background and the sentiment, and added the rhinestones.  
Pretty simple, but is works!

Now it's your turn to join in and show us what you can create with this great sketch!  Hop on over to Frosted Designs and post your project, we'd love to see what you are up to!

ALSO, Frosted Designs is having another GREAT Blog Hope on Feb. 10th!  Save the date to share in some great fun, super prizes and lots of fab inspiration by our DT members!

Friday, January 27, 2012


First off I have to shout out a HUGE MAHALO (thanx!!) to all of you who played along with us for our last challenge!!!  What a FAB response!  We had over 100 great followers make fantastic creations!  AWESOME & THANX!

Now it's time for our next card challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges!  As always it runs for two weeks, so come join us.  This time we are doing a theme of "Thinking of You or Miss You" and have TWO great sponsors, MilkCoffee and DearieDolls.  The image I used is called Teddy Bear In The Chair by MilkCoffee and is sooooo cute!  Be sure to come see the lovely creations our wonderful DT have done with the great digis provided by our gracious sponsors.

On my card I stamped the sentiment with individual letters and raised them with pop dots, colored the image with Copic's and raised it with pop dots also, used a border punch, some string and a few small rhinestones. 

We'd love to have you play along with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges.  Put on your creative hat and join in on the fun and maybe win a great prize!  And again, mahalo nui loa for your support!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Happy Friday all, I hope it's a good one leading into the weekend.  I also hope you get the time to do some weekend crafting.  I'm busy working on Valentine cards, lots of fun!  But I also have some birthday cards to get done.  This one is for my favorite cousin.  Flowers with lots of sparkle and bling! Feminine and girly, just like her, a real lady!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


It's Tuesday and time for another great card sketch at Frosted Designs!  This time our lovely sketch is by Jenny Evans, and our generous sponsor is 

  I must admit I struggled with this one.  I made three different cards until I was satisfied.  I couldn't get the colored papers I used to look right!  So, I went to white on white and it came together.  Whew, I guess my mojo just 
wasn't working, lol!

We'd love to have you join us for our Card Sketch Tuesday at Frosted Designs.  Get your mojo working and give this great sketch a try!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Happy Saturday everyone!  I was in the mood for making a FUN card today, and I thought Snoopy was a perfect way to spread some smiles!  I colored him with Copic's and used new scallop circles from a set I just got.  I ordered a bunch of goodies on sale from O My Crafts.  It's so fun to use new things for the first time, so today was a treat!  I will be sending this to my BFF in Hawaii who adores Snoopy!  She knows who she is!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012


Another wonderful challenge is starting today over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!  This time our theme is to use glitter, oh yeah!  Lots of sparkle!  Our sponsor is Sassy Studios and I absolutely love these two digis that we were given to use!  So feminine and pretty, they are from the I'm Every Woman Collection.  I loved working with them and I know I will use them a lot!

This first image is called "Bubble Bath" and is so cute.  There is glitter on the background paper polka dots and I put glitter on the soap bubbles.  Also the ribbon has a glittery sparkle to it.  I colored it with my Copic's.

The second image is "Pedi Party".  So fun to color, with my Copic's.  I added glitter to the edges of the flowers and on the soap bubbles.  I also added some rhinestones to glam it up.  I wanted it to be feminine and full of sparkle!

We are waiting for you to join us and share your glittery creation!  Stop by and join us for another fun challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


The husband of my BFF has been having some serious health issues and she has been very busy taking care of him.  They both needed some love and hugs sent their way, so I did a card for each of them.  Hers is girly and fancy, his more "man" like.  Both of them were fun to do and I sure hope they bring a smile to their faces.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Welcome to another great Card Sketch Tuesday at Frosted Designs!  I am loving this sketch done for us by Diana Gonzalez.  What a great layout!  I had bought some new paper a while ago and have been saving it for a special project.  When I saw this sketch I immediately went for that special paper.  It's a bit Paris vintage and has a Deco look. This is what I came up with:

I used distressed ink on the newspaper flowers, added glimmer mist on the feathers (wish that showed up better), Martha Stewart fine glitter on the frame and border trim, then added the fleur de lis and brads.

Come by and join in the fun challenge at Frosted Designs.  Our generous sponsor this week is It's Always Fabulous who are offering our prize for our winner.  Have fun and try this awesome sketch!  Then post your great creation, we are waiting for you!

Happy New Year!