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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My top 10 favorites of 2010

I have seen some of the blogs that I enjoy listing some of their favorite cards from 2010 and I thought it was a good idea so I decided to try it too. It is a good way to reflect back on the year and see if your style has changed and how you have improved in your papercrafting. It is also good for me as I am pretty sick and my head and throat hurt too much to try and be creative :) So without further adieu my favorite picks from 2010....

This was a birthday card for my youngest daughter- lots of sparkly goodness and she loved it!


I like the softness of this card and besides it was made with the first stamp set I illustrated.


The first time I used these gorgeous Wild Orchid roses.


Love the colors and how the ribbon/lace came out, and that smiley snowman face :)


Love this rose image and the coloring came out pretty well. It was also my first attempt at doing vintage- not bad.


This was my first Magnolia card- then I was hooked lol


Oh how I love this pup- plus it could be for either gender.


My first easel card- love doing them now.


Love the dp and of course Cocoa is one of my all time favorite images!


Again, the cute pup! Loved this BG Jovial paper and first time I did "freestyle" stitching- kinda cool.


Thanks for looking! I hope you have enjoyed my little year in review.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Watercolored Gladiola


ETA: A huge thanks to the Allsorts Challenge DT for selecting this card in their top 5!

I took a break from my copics and decided to watercolor my image with ink pads and an aquapainter. The beautiful gladiola is one of the birth month flowers from Sweet N Sassy stamps. The image was stamped with versafine onyx and watercolored with soft sky, blue bayou, and olive ink pads from SU. I accented the flowers with crystal stickles.

here is a close up of the flower


stamps- August Gladiola from Sweet N Sassy stamps
paper- blue bayou, blue bayou dp, SU watercolor paper, paper temptress cryogen white, soft sky
accessories- crystal stickles, pearls, ek success border punch, ivory satin ribbon, aquapainter, sewing machine, polka dots cuttlebug embossing folder

I am submitting my card for the following challenges:

All Sorts
- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Well LOTS of stuff to do today so I'm off. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great day!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Snowflake Bear for Mom


Taking a slight break from Christmas cards to make a birthday card for my mom. This sweet little guy is a brand new digi released from Sweet N Sassy stamps called Snowflake Bear. He is colored with copics and stickles were added to the ground, scarf, and snowflakes.

Here is a closer look

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Snowflake Bear digi
paper- Whimsy dp, celery, pretty in pink, neenah white
accessories- rhinestones, satin and taffeta ribbon, crystal stickles, stardust stickles, frosted lace stickles, sewing machine, oval nesties, white gel pen
copics- bear (E41, E42, E43), scarf (RV11, RV32, G20, G21, G24), ground (W1, W00), background BG0000

Challenges that I am submitting my card for:

copic creations
- Sparkle
ABC Challenge- gems or jewels (rhinestones)
Fussy and Fancy- Snow
Sew Many Challenges- Winter

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I Woof You a Merry Christmas


This sweet dog from Sweet N Sassy stamps Woof You set was colored with copics. I colored him to look like a golden retriever just like my dog Lexi :). I added liquid applique to the fur trim of the Santa hat which is a brand new digi that can be used with just about any of your favorite images to make them more festive. The scarf and hat were accented with a spica glitter pen and the nose has crystal effects on it to make it look wet and shiny. This little cutie is also available as a digi called Puppy Love.


I stamped this sentiment from DRS Designs on the inside of the card to finish it off.

stamps: Sweet N Sassy stamps Woof You, DRS Designs sentiment
paper- Neenah white, Basic Grey Jovial dp, kraft
copics- hat,scarf (R24, 27, 29, 59, 89) dog (E40, 41, 42, 43, YR21) nose(E74,77)
accessories- pearls, poinsettias from Michaels, spica glitter pen, liquid applique, ribbon from Hobby Lobby, oval nesties

Challenges I am submitting my card for:
Simon Says Stamp- sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar- Christmas card
Simon Says Stamp and Show- Holiday Greeting
Stamp Something- Christmas
Copic Creations- light source (mine is top center)
Sundays with Crissy- Christmas is Coming

I hope you like my card today. As always, I appreciate your stopping by and hope that you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Merry Little Christmas

I am still scrambling to get Christmas cards made so I need to make some CAS in order to finish them. I think today's cutie fits the bill


The snowflakes were embossed with iridescent ice ep and baja breeze ink was sponged over the top. I added stickles to the center of the snowflakes and the edges of the torn paper snow.

stamps- Welcome Jesus stamp set OR digi Smiley Snowman, sentiment from Santa's Helper Cocoa- all from Sweet N Sassy stamps. Snowflake from an older SU set.
paper- blanc sparkle, red columns both from Paper Temptress
accessories- copics (R24, 27, 29, 59, 89, 00, 20, N0, 02), rhinestones, stickles, iridescent ice, gingham ribbon)