Monday, November 8, 2010

Shadow Box Card

Well I guess it is that time of year that sneaks up on all of us.I was suppose to be a little farther ahead in making cards then planned but oh well. I just took a much needed mini vacation in Southern Calif before all the rush starts at work.There just doesn't seem to be a lot of crafting time lately. I have lots to do but wanted to show you this cute shadow box card I found. You can find all the instructions here at Dawns Stamping Thoughts. She really has some great tutorials. I used a stamp called Heidi from Swiss Pixie. I love these little gals. She is colored  with Copics and a little glitter on the ornament and her wings. The edges were also cut from the wishblade for a little added touch.
This shadow box can be made in so many ways. I can't wait to try a few more with this design as it sits up all by itself.and is so cute. All in all I think it is a great  card with so many possibilities. I sure hope you will give it a try as its cute and so easy to do. Thanks for looking. Off to see what else I can get started today.


Thursday, October 21, 2010


Just popping in to say Boo with a cute little Ghosty that I made using a large styrofoam ball and lots of ribbon. To be exact it is about 2 1/2 yards of gross grain white ribbon and I cut it10 inches long. Then I layered and glued the ribbon on the top, popped some eyes on my little Miss Ghosty. Now she  is starting to come alive! Glued on a bow at the top and place a dowel stick on the bottom and there you have a fun little ghosty project even the kids can do.
Hope you like her. She is fun and one of those little projects that just make you smile.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Feels Like Fall

That is what this card screams at me. I love the cooler weather and the fall colors. We don't get to see much of the fall colors though in AZ.  I guess that why I love using it on cards. What is fun about this card is that the little Happy Birthday stick comes out of the laces.It can be used as a plant stick, or would be cute on a cupcake too. Lots of possibilities.
I colored Little Miss Swiss Pixie Brigitta with assorted Copics.Just trying to really try something new each time I color, especially with the shading.
I have also used some graphics Wimsical Seasons by Lori Garner  from PC Crafter's for the background. All in all I am spending more time in the craftroom and I am loving that. Especially when it is feeling like Fall.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card. Have a great week.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

So Sad

It has been awhile since I have been on here and I have promised myself that I am going to keep up with my blog and not let it go like before. Today's posting isn't about crafts though it is about my little friend Bear Bear.
It has been a hard few weeks for me as Bear had to be put down after 17 years. He was my little friend since he was 6 months old. That was so hard to do but had to be as he was just getting where he couldn't cope any longer. I miss him so much and still see him walking around here.Sad to say it has been so hard. You never do know how attached you become to these little critters.What is so sad is my dog went and layed down for 2 hours at the very spot the Bear Bear layed down in the afternoons. Is that weird or what? I know he is in a better place with no more pain. This is a picture taken of Bear just a few weeks ago.
Thanks for letting me share my story of Bear. Have a great week and give your fur babies a little hug from time to time.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cat's, Bat's and Candy

That is what I named this little card. The graphics are from Jamie Dawson's Pumpkin Town over at PC Crafter's. I wanted something not to scary for a little one and her graphics did just that. Fun but not scary. On the background I cut fringe on the Wishblade then fluffed it out for a different effect.
The backpack I had to try.I saw it over at Scrappygma's blog (she has such cute things) I am going to fill it with a few goodies for my granddaughter. She loves to have her name on everything lately so I thought I would make that happen with her name on the backpack. They are fun to make and you can find the instructions here at Splitcoaststampers.
That is it for the day now it's time to do something productive pertaining to laundry.
Hope you all have a great day!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Scrap This, Scrap That

That is what I have been doing this morning. I have a list a mile long of things I want to start and a few things to finish up. It is good to start a list at least it gives you a starting point. Now I know why Santa keeps one. How in the world would he get it all done without one?
This is a little card I started a week ago and finally got it done. A friend stamped it for me and I colored it with my copics. A little sticklers on the wings and bottom of her dress and she is ready for flight.I couldn't wait to get her done as I had the sketch in my head already. Of course today was the day to get it done. It is a beautiful day here and I am enjoying playing in my craft room once again.
Ok, let's see what else I can get done today or at least started. Thank you for looking and if would like to leave a comment please do as I enjoy hearing from you.
Have a great day everyone.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I love Coloring!

Not sure if I should be spending so much time playing in the craft room but it sure feels good. I spent the day yesterday just coloring and redesigning my blog a little. The ole brain doesn't remember all the little details of the blog yet but I am sure with time it will all come back.
I know I have to take a little more time and go through so many tutorials on the Copic's but I do know I am liking the fun and the calming effect it has on you just getting lost in your own little child world. I use to love to color then and find I still do.
This little lady was fun to do. She is cut out and sitting on her present.I probaby could of shaded her some but still learning that technique. Maybe the next one.
Hoping you all have a great day and thanks for any comments. I love hearing from you.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sharing Some Cookies

Who doesn't love some chocolate chip cookies while sharing them with a good friend. I fell in love with this stamp and of course had to buy it and come home and color it with Copics. Gee the cookies are calling me now. It is such a beautiful day maybe it's time to start baking some cookies and sharing with a friend. Yummy!
Thanks for looking.


Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm Back!!!

I have been trying to get a few cards made and get back into the crafting mode again. Well now is the time to get my blog back up and running too. I think I was just in a crafting slump and needed a break for awhile. I've been collecting lots of ideas and looking at different types of craft things for inspiration. Even trying a few new things such as the Copic markers. Wasn't even going to get into those little guys as they can be quite expensive but, oh well, I always say I won't but do it anyway. I even tried a Magnolia Tilda and thought I would never try her. Yup! I'm hooked now. The Copics are arriving in the mail and the stamps are following me out of the craft stores.
Here is my very first Magnolia stamp image colored and made into a card. I know they will get better as time goes on but hey its the first one.
Have a few more cards to show but it is off to work for me right now. Got to pay for all those Copics.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Water Can

I can't believe it has been almost a year since my last post. I evidently have been so busy or just plain lazy. Ok it has been plain lazy. I did get a part time job so I can blame the non activity on that maybe. It has been a year that I really won't bore you with so on with the new post.
Here is a pic of a little watering can that will be holding a gift card for a friends birthday this week . Since I have not done a lot of crafting lately this was a challenge to get going but so much fun to make. I think I might of got my crafting block out of the way. Now onto the next fun things.
I hope you will stop by now and then and see the changes I really need to do on here.
Have a great week and see ya all soon.