Thursday, July 29, 2010

Raspberry Fizz Butterfly Dreams...

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Happy Thursday morning ya'll! I hope this post finds you all well. This is another card I made using that gorgeous Butterfly Dreams Set from Niki Estes and PAPERTREY. This Raspberry Fizz color is one of my favorite papertrey colors. These gorgeous butterflies are the perfect opportunity to practice your copic blending skills. Many of the awesome images from papertrey offer you the perfect opportunity to do that.. I hope this inspires you to be creative today..


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In Blooms Birthday Wishes...

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Here's more of those gorgeous Papertrey flowers. This is another almost exclusively PAPERTREY. The In Bloom set offers the perfect opportunity to practice different techniques with your Copic markers. I saw this type of flower coloring somewhere but can't seem to remember where. If any of you know please leave me a comment so I can give credit where it is due. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today..


Monday, July 26, 2010

Antiqued Butterfly Dreams 2

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The second in my I am still experimenting with the antiqued look. I am still not sure if I'm sold on the look as a whole but its working out of my comfort zone and that is something that I am determined to do. Keep watching for more of this look as I continue to play with it to see if it grows on me and becomes part of my comfort zone. I hope all is well out there with all in blogger land. This is DH's last week of work before he goes on leave until his official military retirement in November after 21 years of service. It feels strange to be leaving the active duty family after spending most of my life a part of it. But I am looking forward to no more deployments and awful work hours. So cheers to all who are serving or have served this GREAT nation. You're sacrifice makes our daily lives possible. My heart and prayers go out to those whose sweeties are still deployed. Wishing them ALL a swift and SAFE return to their loved ones.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Birthday Tea Style...

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Good morning stamping pals! While this may not look like it in the photo my real life card pops! Yet again almost everything here is PAPERTREY. My DP however is from Hobby Lobby. This card inspiration came from another blogger who is a spectacularly creative gal, Dawn McVey. She created something that seemed to speak to me and out of that inspiration came this card and another similar to it that you'll see later. I hope you're able to draw some type of inspiration today.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Delightful Dahlia Meets Hawaiian Shores..

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Delightful Dahlia is just a fab flower to use for practicing your shading techniques. I stamped and colored several of these using different kinds of shading mediums.. darker in the middle.. lighter in the middle.. you know. I hope this is something that gives you some motivation to create something today.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Antiqued Butterfly Dreams 1

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Morning Ya'll... As you can see I am back again posting.. Thanks so very much for all the sweet well wishes that were sent you are too kind! These photos you'll see over the next few days are some that I had in reserve because I craft in spurts (like everyone else.. when the schedule allows) I have my photos all ready in my Blog It to write and post. This is created almost entirely with PAPERTREY products. I have a been a lover of their products since their beginning. I hope your a fan because you'll be seeing a LOT more of their products from me over the next few months!  The only thing on here that's not from Papertrey are the blings on the butterfly wings. The rest is all them. I am trying my hand at this antique look I have rarely made this and only at the behest of a customer or friend. I really like the aged look. Maybe due to the fact that I am soon turning 40 and learning that age isn't such a bad thing LOL!! I hope this inspires you to do something outside of your box today. Have a BLESSED day.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Greetings Ya'll

Sorry to have been MIA for a while. I took a spill at the top of my stairs and managed to severely strain my calf musce. It was way to tender for them to see if there was any minor tearing so I am surviving as best I can. I have been off my feet and medicated for 10+ days and I am feeling so much better. I am "walking" with a limp but hoping to be better soon. We had my husbands retirement party last friday and due to the limping was unable to participate in the way that I wish I could have. I was there and he said such sweet things that he brought me to tears. We are so very blessed to have had our time at the WTU and hope to continue there in some capacity. It is such a wonderful way to give to those who have sacrificed so very much. Hope to be back soon with some cute things I am working on for my BRAND SPANKIN NEW NIECE! She is just gorgeous.. and those of you who know me know that I hobbled myself right over to that hospital to smell and hold that little angel. Blessings to you all for a joyful rest of the day.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Signature Greetings Style with SEI flair...

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Here's another version of a card I showed you a few days ago. It's amazing what punch you can get with a few strips of coordinating paper. You'll see a few more of these in the days to come. I was amazed at the difference these small strips made on the overall look of the card. Talk about bang for your buck! Four one by one strips of paper that's all you need and you can achieve something awesome. These formats combine with those gorgeous signature greeting from PAPERTREY make something lovely.


Thursday, July 1, 2010


I just read the most amazing post from Jennifer HERE about a sweet little angel Ellie and her devoted sister Grace.  You can read Ellie's story HERE. But I am warning you have your tissues handy. It's heartbreaking that even though technology surrounds us and miracle cures are often found we have yet to win the battle against cancer. As a mother I can't imagine the heartache of watching your baby fight her battle valiantly and loose anyway. We can only hope to bring a small measure of comfort to this family so saddened at the loss of their sweet girl. Jennifer is trying to gather as many cards as she can to send to Grace, Ellie's twin, who is without her dear sister. If there are ANY you can spare please send them to Jennifer so that she can pass them on to Grace. When you read Ellie's story you'll know just how special a part Grace played in her life. Cardmaking is a real sisterhood. Honor the sisterhood of two sweet girls by sending Jennifer your cards. I know you'll come through like GANGBUSTERS! Thanks


Crafty Wishes...

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I was experimenting with different shapes and thought I'd create one that fits in one of the standard sized envelope. This one fits into one of those small airmail envelopes. I used my coveted Hawaiian Shores again.. The images were colored with my Copics. Love it love it love it! On the inside this card says.. Wishing you major mojo! How cute it that??? Did Dawn outdo herself with these adorable phrases or what? You can find everything I used to make this card HERE. I hope it inspires you today.