Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Hello All!

 Well today I am super excited to share another of my Smash pages. I am so glad that I am actually getting to do some pages and to be able to combine them with my DT duties is just FAB...Love it!.

This bi-weekly challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday is theme of Easter or Animals or combine both.

Now if you know me at all you will have noticed that I love horse, roster and chickens:0) I just when I saw this image I just had to have it. Bugaboo has given the TTT team a pick at images and love this one...hehehe.This image is just perfect for my welcome page. Here it is:
 Here is a closer look at Hey There from Bugaboo; it has been colored with my trusty Copics:0)
 My tip for this challenge is to use your alcohol markers to give dept to your die cuts or chipboard pieces by going over the edges and even blending a few colors on the edge of the cut. I have used my Copics to do this to the banners.
I hope you will come and visit the TTT website; Heike has done a fab tutorial on how to make a paper Easter basket...way cute! The DT have awesome projects to inspire and are sharing tips. And lastly we have super awesome sponsors!

 £10.00 voucher

Fred She Said $20 voucher!
Thanks for stopping by; Hope you all have an amazing week!


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Green Tag

Hello everyone:0) Today will be a quick post as I need to go work on some DT projects and want to take advantage that the baby is sleeping and the hubby is away working.

I want to share this tag that I have made for the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge-Going Green. They have such a FAB prize this month I just couldn't resist.

I have had this image colored for some weeks now and just couldn't get around to making my tag. I am loving making these tags:0)
 Here is a closeup of this Humphrey's sister Lottie. You can find her in the Just For You stamp set.  The way these stamps come is just GENIUS I tell you. They are EZmounted and sticking on a thick plastic sheet..with all the stamp info which fits just perfectly in a CD case. I LOVE IT! So easy to get the stamps out, and great presentation too...did I say I love it already? Well you really should check out these products because the price is just right to top it all off. Anyway I am not affiliated with Crafter's Companion or anything this is just me saying what I think.

Here is a closeup of Lottie colored with Copics:0)

I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges:

Crafter's Companion- Going Green
Phindy’s Place - 3E, SIO - Animal Planet 
Poodles Parlour - 2W, 1E, SIO - Week 2, Anything Goes 
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - 2W - Week 2, Anything Goes 
Stampin' For The Weekend - 2W, 1E - Week 1, Anything Goes 
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything goes 
Hanna & Friends  Flowers 
Freshly Brewed - dots 
7 Kids College Fund - anything goes 
Whimsy Inspiration -  #31 anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo* (Pearls, Lace, Tag)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 19, 2012

First Smash Page:0)

Hello All;

Today I am going to show my very first Official SMASH Page. Okay so I will let you in on a little secret; when I did the SMASH hop from Krista's Blog on March 5th; I had no SMASH product at all! Now I have 5 folios plus 2 mini's; and a bunch of accessories. Oh man what am I getting into? Well they are all untouched until NOW!
 Here is a closeup of Smashy Curls I won this beauty on Lizzie's blog from the SMASH Hop. 

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary Challenge  Twine
Love to Create Anything Goes 
PanPastel UK Challenge -  Add a Flower 
Secret Crafter - #177 Doily's are not just for cakes  
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes  
Scrapbookaholic by Abby - Anything Goes

Hope this marks the first of many more SMASHing pages:0) Thanks a million for looking!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

It's a GUY thing!

Hello All! Hope everyone is having a great day:0) It rained almost all day yesterday and was nice to have some time to craft; I love rainy days:0)

Today I am here to share my card for the Kenny K Krafty Girlz Challenge. The theme this week is ONE FOR THE BOYS! Here is my card using Dirt Bike Mike
 I have distressed the edges and gone a little wild with the ground doing airbrush with my Copics and then adding Crackle paint....verdict is still out on that one!
I colored my image with Copics but didn't keep track of the colors the only one I can say for sure is the metal is BV25, 23, 20.

Hope you can come play with us; I love seeing how people use Kenny K images in so many different ways and I really love getting inspired for the man cards:0)

 This weeks prizes are:
 5 Digi's from Kenny K

Voucher from Crafty Emma's Store
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days -  Add a Sentiment
 Fairy Fun Fridays -  Distress It
 Scrapbookaholic by Abby - Anything Goes
 Totally Papercrafts - Male card
Thanks for your visit; sending BIG hugs to those that make it this far:0)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

KK Cutie in Pastels

Kenny K is sponsoring Paper Crafting Journey and I was one of the lucky ones to be picked out of the hat to be GDT for this weeks challenge.

Challenge #5 is:
 and here is my card:
 You know how sometimes you have an image that you really like but haven't had the chance to color; well this is one of those images for me; I just love seeing her and to finally color her has been really nice! I love the softness in her. She is just such a cutie! Her name is just perfect: Queens Cutie
I have colored my image with Copics: Skin YR000, E000, E0000, R00 Hair:E31, E30, YR30 Jeans:B41, C00 Boots: C4,C3,C1,C0 Shirt: R81, RV00, RV000, C1,C0 Outline G000, G0000

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pixie Cottage - pastels
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes 
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Pearls and Swirls
The Shabby Tea Room - "Spring is Near"

Thanks for stopping by; 



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Published on Whimsy Magazine Issue #7

I am not sure where my days go as I feel like I haven't really been doing anything! Well some days ago I showed a peek of my very first published card; and today I am back to post it here:0) I am so happy to have met one of my goals for this year.

So here is my card that was published in the Issue #7 Whimsy Magazine; I truly love this mag since they always have such fun tutorials and also such FAB inspiration!

 This card is fairly simple but the paper (Lily bee design) ais so pretty that I didn't want to cover it up so much.  Here is a closeup of Wee Florist. Aint she so super cute; reminds me of my Mother; this will be her Mothers day card this year.
I have colored her with Copics used: Hair E59, E57, E33 Skin-YR01, E00, E000, R20 Leafs: YG67,YG25,YG01 Bucket-BV25, BV23, BV20  and then I got lost:0)

Thanks for stopping by; BIG hugs!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Easel Teapot

It is Tuesday once more and that means a new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday. This time we would like to see: Something for Mothers day or a Craft Buddy

This time our challenge is being hosted by Deneen.
 Deneen is sharing a FAB Teapot Card Tutorial. If you like my card I would def advise you to head on over the TTT blog and take a look.

 Here is my teapot card using Deneen's teapot template.
 TIP: By making the card into an easel card then you can add a doily for the teapot to rest on:0)
Then pulling out the tab where I can hide a message:0)
I think it came out allright; I had a few mishaps here and there but when it was all done I think everything worked out!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Craft Your Passion - Easel Card
Hooked on Crafts -More than One Fold 
The Outlawz - Anything Goes 
There She Goes - Hidden Surprise
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Color Inspiration

Now please join us for a chance to win prizes from these FAB sponsors:
Simon says Stamp
Crimson Cloud

Sending everyone big hugs and get well wishes for those who are feeling under the weather.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Smashing my Kids art

Hello All; Hope everyone is doing well; as times are a bit crazy in weather. Some days it feels like Summer is beginning to show and then all of a sudden we get a super cold and windy couple of days. Today it seems like it will be a nice day.

The reason for my post today is to show something different for me. Now I did a SMASH hop a few days ago and just had to order my first smash book and accessories. I am anxiously awaiting the UPS guy to show up so he can hand me my goodies. Well I just couldn't resist now could I with so much inspiration. You can check out the hop which starts at Krista's Blog HERE. But I warn you it is good and you will want to start smashing too! So I couldn't wait for my book to arrive and I really wanted to start smashing; so I have started a composition book where I will be adding artwork from my kids and little gifts that they give me. Here are the first couple of pages:

This first drawing is from my 5 yr old Franco; he drew all the characters from the movie Kung Fu Panda. Can you tell who is who?
The next is my very first Valentines day card from Franco. This was from last year. So he was 4. I got him some cards and told him to draw pretty things for those he loves. When writing the names of the recipients in for him he told me this one was for me.....AWWW so sweet my boy! (Please note that his drawing skills have improved dramatically in one year!)
 This last one is from my 4 year old Gavino who is a bit obsessed with Mario from Mario Bros. If you look closely you can see a smiling face in red with a hat initialed with the leter W. So we practiced writing the M for Mario, then L for Luigi and last G for Gavino. The blob of blue was drawn by him some time ago; not sure what it is.
I would like to link up to the party at Krista's blog for the Smash hop.

Also I wanted to share an idea that occured to me. I have this basket full of goodies that would be great for my smashing projects. They are all flat embellishments, letters, die-cuts, and such and will be kept close when smashing. I have them in page protectors and labeled  on the side. I used to have them organized in a binder but now this basket is much more practical as I can pull pages out and put them back easily.
Thanks for stopping by; HUGS!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blooming with Kenny K:0)

Wow this year seems to be speeding on by; we are already in MARCH! OMG time does fly when you are having fun.

Well today I am here to share my card for the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challeng.

Challenge is: Bloom and Grow (Flowers any shape or form) and here is my card:

 I have flowers on my DP, made a flower from my lace ribbon and even my image has a flower:0) Plus can you see the love grow between there high school sweethearts? Here is a closer view of Book Girl and Book Boy from the new Kid Nation Release available at Kenny K Downloads. I have flipped this super sweet girly so she could be walking next to her boy.

So I hope you get a chance to come and play along with us this week. Like they say: "You gotta be in it to win it!" So to encourage you a little further here are our amazing prizes and sponsors for this challenge:

5 Digi's from Kenny K's Downloads

and a $15.00 voucher from
Michelle's Scrapbooking & More

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 

I Brake for Challenges - Love  (Highschool Sweethearts)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
  Paper PlaySomething old, something new New Image- Old Pearls and brad

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Card and some News!

It is my goal to make creations with the stamps that I win; and here is one that I won from Whimsy from the January Hop. I enjoy doing the Whimsy hops because they are short and oh they have so many chances on winning super adorable stamps.

Here is my card using Wee Bunny:

Aint he just so super sweet? I do love him; I think he is one of my favorite cute Whimsy stamps right now. He is just so versatile; don't you think?

 Here is a sideview of this easel card and you can see the hidden area where I will write a message.
The folled flowers were done by me and you can check out my tutorial on how I make them HERE.
I taught a class in my local scrapbooking store on how to do this card and I think that everyones cards came out just GORGEOUS!

Now onto my BIG NEWS! Well one of my goals for this year is to get published and so I sent a card into Whimsy for issue 7 magazine and IT WAS PUBLISHED! Oh I am so excited; you just wouldn't believe. I really like Whimsy as a company; they have great releases, an Amazing store (super speedy delivery and low cost shipping), FABULOUS inspiration and hops, and a great magazine filled with inspiration and tutorials. Plus to top it all off; they have published my first card!

Here is a sneak peek at my card; you can see the entire card by visiting the Whimsy Magazine; I am on page 101!