Monday, November 30, 2015

Merry Wishes

On Black Friday, my hubby braved going into Michaels's with me before going to dinner. We walked by the paper and I said oh I don't need Christmas paper but he liked this chalkboard paper pack that was CHEAP!!! So of course I grabbed it. lol Yesterday I was invited over to my friends to create some last minute Christmas cards. It was so fun to walk over to the mailbox with her and put some cards in the mail BEFORE December 1st!!!! This was a huge accomplishment for her!

Here's one of the cards I made:

Supplies used: Recollections paper, silver foil tape, sentiment stamp unknown, versamark, black with silver embossing powder, snowflake die cut, stickles on the snowflake.

I would love to enter this card at Sweet Sunday Sketch 297 using their fun sketch.

Monday, November 23, 2015

All roads lead home at Christmas

Again I couldn't sleep, so I was up at 4:45am thinking about this card. So I put the coffee on and got to work. My hubby left for work, son is playing with cars and my daughter slept in until 10AM!!! She's only 6, shouldn't be sleeping in like a teenager yet right?
Supplies used: Crafters Companion stamp set Home for Christmas, Colored with copics on Gina K paper. Cut out with spellbinder, added some liquid applique for snow and fur on hat. Blue paper is from Stampin up (years ago) embossed with Snowflake embossing folder. Another spellbinder used for the sentiment popped up with dimensional and some left over twine.
 This is my second card for the design team call over at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown. This weeks challenge is to create a friends/family card. I think I did both here. I'm sending this to my dear sweet sister in law (family) who has a dog and cat who co-exist together (friends?)
Also would like to add this to the following challenges
Merry Monday (blue, white with embossing)
One Crazy Stamper (winter/Christmas)

Thanks for stopping by to look at my card!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Believe in the magic!

Good Evening,
Tonight's card is one of my favorites that I've made for this Christmas season. I've used my newest Tim Holtz stamp set that I was talking about on Friday with the reindeer card.

Products used: Cream card base, CTMH life card cut down to 4"x5.25", cream/black ribbon, stitched rectangle die cut, stanta and believe stamps in tuxedo black memento ink, copic markers to add color to santa and some wink of stella to give him some sparkle.

I would love to enter this card at the following challenges:

One Crazy Stampers - November challenge is Christmas/Winter
Freshly Made Sketches

Faery Ink GDT Application

Amanda over at Faery Ink currently has a guest design team call that I am so excited to apply for.

Here are a couple of my projects using her images.

My first project to share today was created especially for this GDT call. I used the beautiful Destiny Snow Faery.

I will be adding this over at Retro Sketches #189

My second project to share was actually the Octover Create and Learn Class I took over at Kit and Clowder with Alyce. I have learnt so much about coloring with Copic Markers from Alyce. For this project I used Gabbie Halloween Witchfire, isn't she adorable? After coloring the 5x7 image I created this door hanger for my trick or treater's to enjoy.

My third and final project for today is one that I shared over on the Faery Ink facebook group. A card for my dear friend and her husband after a miscarriage. I knew this image was perfect as soon as I saw it in the store. Angel heart hugs is so beautiful and peaceful, I know it has given a small bit of comfort to my friend. Thank you Amanda for that!!!!

And now that I have shared some fun projects, I have a couple of questions to answer.

  1. How did you find Faery Ink? I had seen Faery Ink images before on Kit and Clowder and my friend made this card for my daughters birthday in June. I fell more in love with the designs when I started coloring Gabby Whitefire. I have collected the freebies, purchased some favorites and recently won three of the new releases.
  2. What are your top 3 favorite Faery Ink images? Why? (please include the URL to the images in the Faery Ink shop) It's so hard to pick just three favorites, I love them all! Autumn Rose Scarf she's got a funky style that I could use for birthday cards for my friends and their daughters, project life cards & I know this is an image that my little crafter would love to color.  Superhero Arielle reminds me a little bit of the well know Wonder Women. Our house is full of super hero's, human dressed up as them, imagination friend superhero's, plastic ones, soft plush toys, blankets and wall hangers. Our son loves Batman and our daughter loves Wonder women. I'd be a bad mom if I didn't pick a hero. My third favorite is Dragonfly Nymph. I have a friend with a big birthday coming up. We are the kind of friends that can text every day or go weeks, months with out chatting and pick up right where we left off. She loves dragonfly's and I see lots of different coloring techniques that I would love to try out on this image.
  3. How many projects have you made from Faery Ink images? Three that are completed and shared above I have a few printed out and started to plan/color! Stay tune to my blog for more to come. Wanderful Creations
  4. What kind of projects do you like to make from Faery Ink images? (cards, art journals, boxes, candles, art for your personal use etc…) Mostly cards but recently started creating project life cards and mixed media
  5. How many design teams are you currently on?  This month (November 2015) I'm a guest designer for Ching-Chou Kuik and I've applied for a design team call over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
  6. How many projects do you need to complete each month in order to satisfy your obligations to your other design teams? At this time all of my commitments are complete.
  7. Would you be open to a long term spot on the team? I would love to!
  8. Is there any month between December 2015 and November 2016 that you will be unavailable to be a guest designer? I am open to all months.
  9. Are you familiar with the WordPress blogging platform? No but I've been using Blogger since 2010. I'm quick to pick up different software with computers so I should be fine.
  10. How often do you post on Facebook? Almost daily.
  11. Do you participate in groups on Facebook? I do! I love commenting on projects that I see and love. I have joined groups of my favorite artists and stamps that I'm quick to grab when crafting. I want to see more projects of the images I'm using.
  12. What other social media platforms are you active on? (Please provide links to your profile at each)  Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram
  13. Is there anything you would like to add? I would like to thank you for this opportunity and I know whom ever you choose will do a fabulous job. I can't wait to see more projects out there with your artwork on them!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Here's one more Christmas card to mail out. I'm pretty close to mailing out my cards.

Suppies used: white card base embossed with cuttlebug poinsettia folder. Copper designer paper from Close to my hear. White snippet embossed with a joy stamp, versa mark and copper embossing powder.

I would love to enter this at the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Winter
Case this sketch 150

Snippet playground week 204

Friday, November 20, 2015


Recently we found a liquidation store that has all craft supplies in right now. I was able to pick up this stamp set from Stampers Anonymous for a really reduced rate.


I'm excited to share my first card made with this set. I have big plans for this stamp set so you'll have to keep popping by to see what else I create in the next few days.

Here's my card:

Supplies used:
white card base, foil tape from CTMH, Bo Bunny woodland winter paper, Close to my heart paper with mermaid lagoon Distress ink, a doily from Stampin Up, circle spellbinders, sliver embossing powder (must be really old as it turned out more white than silver)

I would love to add this to the following challenges. Feel free to add a comment and pop over to these challenges and play along too!
Merry Monday #180 use a reindeer

One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Winter

Sweet Sunday Sketch #295

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oh Christmas Tree

52 Christmas Card Throwdown is having a Design Team call.

We are required to play with 3 out of 4 challenges this month. I missed the sketch challenge last week so this is my first entry. This week is a color challenge I love this because it takes you out of your normal comfort zone and you have so many directions to go in.

Here's my card. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies used:
Stamps from Unity Stamp Company October 2013 kit of the month
Sequins from $ store
Old Olive cardstock from CTMH
Watercolor paper
Watercolor chalk paint form CTMH
Sizzix Diecut

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Princess Feather Portrait

Good morning,

I'm back today with another fabulous image from Sassy Studio Designs. She's called Princess Feather Portrait. As soon as I saw her I thought the perfect paper pack to use from Close to my Heart called Free to be Me. It has the cutest feather paper. Well great minds think alike because my bestie Sara over at Pyper Creations used the same. I love how we used the same paper back but created completely different cards.

I will be adding her to the following challenges. I would love for you to join us!
Dare to be Sassy Thursday - Your Choice
Sassy Studio Designs - November Progressive Challenge

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - November 2015 Challenge - Christmas

Guest Designer Badge - please take for your blogs
This month the challenge is "Christmas".

To take part you do not have to use a Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamp but we all do love to see them being used.
 If you do use a Ching-Chou Kuik image from her Etsy store you can enter the challenge twice, thus giving you two chances of winning.
It also means that you could be "in the running" of winning the Artist Choice Award where Ching-Chou Kuik herself looks at all the entries using an image from her Etsy Store and the winner gets to pick 5 images free from the Etsy Store as their prize.
My card is using the snowflake angel
I had so much fun creating this card. I colored my image and then created a few different card layouts. I finally settled on keeping my card clean and simple so that my snowflake angel was the main feature on the card. Using a white card base I stamped various snowflakes with Tim Holtz Distress inks. Added the sentiment and clear embossed it so it stands out. Added some frosty friends doddlebug designer paper, a icicle from Tim Holtz idea-ology "frozen", cut my angel with a oval spellbinder.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of the design team as a guest! I can't wait to see what all the wonderful crafters create this month for the challenge.