10 February, 2013

Return to Blogland.......

WOW.. I cannot believe September 2011 was the last time I posted anything......... or that blogger has changed so much I don't even recognize it!! 

Well, to say the least, it's been a busy year+!  Many things have changed, and my life is busier than it's ever been!

I haven't had a lot of time to stamp or scrap in so long.  I am ashamed to say that this year, I even bought all my Christmas Cards =(

But there is something in the works..... so if you happen by to see this post, maybe soon you'll be back to see something fun in the near future!


08 September, 2011

International Lost Inker........

Apologies are in order...... I cannot find this month's kit hosted by Imke.
I looked under all my piles of papers and stacks of books. Looked through my scraps of card stocks and such. I could not find her kit anywhere.

It's here... hiding somewhere.
My excuse is that we have been extremely busy, and the house right now is in total dissarray.

BUT! I DO have something for you today... that's something, right?

I have the kit that I was unable to post a couple of rounds ago...... and here it is!!

I colored the image with Copics.. a skill I still haven't mastered, but I think i'm getting better.... I have considered giving up on them altogether, simply due to thier cost! But i still have them.... it's hard to let things go eh?

I made a 5x5 square card on a white base. Two things I have been obsessed with of late... larger than A2 sizes, and white bases. I get a great price on a pack of 100lb white stock that is great for card bases and so the penny pincher in me has gravitated to it everytime. It also saves me from putting a layer of white on the inside for writing too.....

A few of the lovely embellishments from the kit, buttons, ribbon, dew drops and felt flowers... VOILA!

I really enjoyed this kit.. it was easy to put together and quick to color... just don't mind her socks..... I realized they were probably socks after I had already colored them in as skin... oopsie?! LOL

Now hop on over to the rest of the girls' blogs and have a gander at this month's ACTUAL kit!!





Tanja (having issues with Blogger so you may not be able to see her card)


05 August, 2011

Friday Blog Winner!

At least I'm on time to pick a winner winner chicken dinner!
The randomly selected winner is......

Lauren's Glitzy Bits!

Thanks for stopping by the blog hop!
Send me an email with your address and I'll pop your prize in the mail!

Thanks again!

01 August, 2011

International Inkers......

Hi all! Thank you all for being soooo patient, and stopping by for my post, this round of the International Inkers.

A long weekend here, and we packed up our car as soon as the quittin' bell rang, and we had ourselves a lovely weekend away.

Now that I'm back, I'm ready to post & so sorry for the latest of it. Hopefully you all had a wonderful weekend, and enjoy the card I've made with Paola's kit!

So.. what's in the kit?


Are we there yet? (SU!)

The Journey (Tim Holtz)

Clear stamp (from Sandylion)


Ribbons, assorted mix; twine, mini clip, extra large red button, wood tag (by chatterbox), and a leatherette tag (by Jolee's boutique).

Assortment of PP:

K& Company, My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey - and a map page.

Now.. TADA!

I opted for a simple layout, colored the image with my copics, and then on the inside layered the lovely sentiment that came in my kit....

Again, I am so terribly sorry for the late post. It's what happens when you're getting rushed out the door!

For your patience, I will offer up a little extra prize. I'll choose a random post on Friday & that winner will get a little surprise in the mail!

Thanks again for stopping by! And just in case you haven't stopped by the other Inker's yet... here's where to go!






To make up for my late post, I'm going to add a little extra prize!!

25 April, 2011

Only a TAD?! Late........

My absolute humble apologies for SUCH a late post!
Would you belive that I have actually had this card done for weeks??????

I have no other excuse than it being rather busy week and it just slipped right through the cracks, even though I was totally ready, AND reminded aswell.

I am so sorry, and I sincerely hope that you think my little contribution to the 2nd in the international inkers series was worth a tiny wait.
So without further hesitation, here is this editions kit!

Hailing from the USA, Catherine has supplied us with an adorable kit. So adorable in fact, that I literally ripped the package open & whipped up my card the very next day.

What's in the kit?
- K & Company Urban Rhapsody pattern papers.
- May Arts Web ribbon in turquoise and cream
- Chipboard swirls
- blue buttons
- SU! Hodgepodge Hardware (in pewter) which she altered with Adirondack metalic Mixatives (in copper)
- The image is "Bashful from Sugar nellie, designed by Diane Duda

Here is the finished card. I decided get some good square footage from the papers and such, so I opted for a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" square, and the easel card fold. The papers were so fun to work with, as everything went together so well. The embellishments were altered so perfectly!!

In order to match the embellishments, I decided to do a little altering myself. I used the chipboard swirl and broke out my very neglected Copper Metallic ink pad and went to town covering the entire piece. I immediately sprinkled clear embossing powder over top and set it with my heat tool It looks fantastic and very similar to metal.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'm sure you have already been.. but if you haven't... make sure you visit the other inkers!

Michelle (USA)
Catherine (USA)
Paola (CANADA)