Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sweet Stuff

Hi all!

Check this out:

It's a CARD!

I've actually done a few in the recent past but have been working more on a baby book that is a gift and therefore unpostable at this point.  I did however, take a good long time off of crafting.  Moving, a new job and life in general just got in the way.

I am so happy to be back at it though and happy to be back here posting my creations.  This sweet girl is for the current Sisterhood swap over at Splitcoast Stampers.  The theme was cooking - anything cooking - and once I saw this stamp from La~La Land Crafts, I was hooked. I was going to add a sentiment, and actually did on the first one, but then I decided that I would leave it blank because this can be used for so many occasions and I wanted to leave it up to the recipient. 

Such a cute image and what a sweet face:

Have a great day everyone!


card base:  Papertrey Ink
image:  Marci from La~La Land Crafts
paper:  Adorn it Carolee's Creations
ink:  Versafine
color:  Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils
embellishments:  my staff

Saturday, February 02, 2013


October of 2011?  Oh my....

The past year has been a challenge to say the least and well, crafting has gone a bit by the wayside.  I am however, sitting in my room filled with paper and ink and I am going to make something pretty.

Pretty is good.

So stay tuned - the forecast is full of color....


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trick or Treat

Happy Fall!  It's finally arrived here in Wisconsin.  It had snuck in for a bit, then we went back to two weeks in the 70's and now we've settled into true fall weather.  The leaves are falling and everyone is raking and doing their fall yard work.

Since fall is here, Halloween and trick or treat aren't far behind.  I defintiely have to say it's one of the more fun holidays and the kids come out in droves.  I can only hope that I get to answer my door to this sweet crew:
This is Rubbernecker's Lil Lovin's Trick or Treat.  Trust me this stamp is sooo cute, it's sure to bring a smile to the grumpiest trickster's face.  It's part of the booty I received for working the Scrapbook Expo.  Here's a close up of the little guys...
I added some Stickles to their treat bags and of course, to Vampira's hair.  Every vampire needs a little glitz.  Click to enlarge any of the pics to see the details.

I hope everyone is enjoying their fall fun.  Here's a share of a bit of ours...

Dad and Chase blowin' leaves
Evan and Chase swimming in the leaf pile
Evan lovin' the leaves
More Halloween happiness to come!  Have a great day all!


image:  Rubbernecker
paper:  Debbie Mum, PTI
color:  Prismacolor, Versafine, Stickles
embellies:  scrap sheer black ribbon, scrap brad

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Grrrr - Rawr

Look at this little guy all decked out and ready to go trick or treating.  He's from Rubbernecker Stamps, part of their 2010 Halloween release.  I probably don't have to tell you but he was a bucket of fun to color.
I was lucky enough to be invited to work with Rubbernecker at our Scrapbook and Rubber Stamp expo here in Milwaukee.  I had an option of taking a cash payment or a whole buncha stamps.  Doesn't take much imagination to know that I leaped at the chance for some yummy stamps.  This is one of two I picked up that day and I have 31 - yes 31! - sets and singles being shipped to me :)

The dp is left from a kit that I received ages ago.  I save all the bits and pieces from kits that I receive because I always know that at some point I'll find a use for them.  The solid paper and the card base are all PTI - I love their stock.  The fence cut out I received as part of the swap on SCS.  It was a border swap and a lot of fun.  Not having a bunch of border stamps myself, it was neat to get a whole slew of things to work with.  Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it - the dp has some wonderful shimmer and dragon boy has some incredible detail.

More soon!

image:  Rubbernecker Dragon Boy
paper: PTI
ink:  Versafine
color:  Primsa