Thursday, November 11, 2010

A.T.C. Challenge

I have found a new challenge you may be interested in. You have a great chance at winning some prizes. You have to hurry I think it end on Friday at midnight. It is new to me anyway LOL. All you have to do is create your own artist trading card. What is an A.T.C. you say. They are the size of a baseball card (2.5” x 3.5"}, come in many themes and people trade them as though they are trading cards.

How easy is that. It is on the second Tuesday of each month. That just make me smile. It is quick and easy J

Creating memories in time Challenge
ATC Tuesday – Second Tuesday of Each Month

Well here is my trading card. I am always inspired by the holidays. A thanks giving A.T.C. This is a classic Spellbinders Die
I know it is discontinued. An oldie but goodie I think .
I used a custom Design Die Template

My Card measures just a little bigger it is 21/4 x31/4 oppps
Paper was Donna Salazar Blank Canvas DS-5280 and DO You See…DS-4283 I

I used a arsenal of Copic Markers LOL here is a photo

I accented with some clearsnap Cat eyes and my personal fave
Some Smooch I hope you like what I created. You gals are all so talented It can be so intimidating sometimes:)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Witch Hat

Well Halloween costume making is in full bloom at my house. I have not been able to do much more then that LOL. My Five year old asked me to dress up like a witch with her :) I have to dress up on Friday at work too. So I decided that I would make my hat out of poster board and some of my fun Halloween dies :) Here is what I came up with LOL It is pretty big about 2 feet tall haha ha Oh, I have a art blog now. Here is my link They are very rough drawings right now I am trying to find my style. I want to send a special thanks to my big sis for inspiring me to take big chances you never know where they can take you :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

2s4y 63

Yeah ya all just a quicky before work :) Hope you all like !!
sorry I did not have time to edit my photo.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2S4Y Sketch #62

This is my best try at this sketch. I don't have many stamps yet.
A lot of my supplies consist of well die cuts. I seem to have all of spellbinders new Halloween
collection. It happens to be my favorite holiday.
This is my interpretation with my smiley pumpkins.

Supply's: SB - S4-281 Jack O' Lanterns
SB - S4-239 Classic Scall Border Pet
S4 - S4-128 Classic Squares sm
Paper: Robins nest
Copic Markers , Rangers Stickels

Thursday, September 30, 2010

2S4Y Sketch #62

This is my interpretation of the sketch.
Hopefully you can see the sketch.
I got a little carried away.
I just so happened to have time to post today :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Justrite Challenge #037

M.I.A. Life can sure get in the way of my crafting. Thank
Goodness for no dead lines . I think that would make me even more crazy. Did you all know there is a fungus that can attack your lungs in the north east Ohio. Yap and guess who it found. Yours truly I have to take meds for at least 6 months. Then I am going to be retested again to make sure it is gone. Lets hope that is the case. I don’t want to lose a lung. My 3 yrs. Old fell off her bunk bed ladder Thursday night.I was not home hubby was. She sleeps on the bottom wonder how that happened. Needless to say the last two weeks have been very interesting.

I have finally had time to get around and see a couple of my favorite blogs. is one of those blogs. They really have great challenges. I just need to figure out how to
Link my card lets hope this works.

Supplies : Justrite stamps JB-09200 Baroque Nested Frames& Occasions, Curtz 50point.
Spellbinders :S5-021 Cherry Pickin’ , S4-239, S4-124, S4-156, S4-116, Copic Markers, Galaxy white marker, Stickles

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summer Memories 2S4Y #60

I don't know about you girly's but this week is a killer for me. Bree's first day of Kindergarten was yesterday:) it was weird not have her all morning. Keeley sure missed her. I wanted to post this card I made it for 2S4y I am really trying to make a post a week. So this was my take on the sketch this week. I did incorporate it with a few other challenges Color Combos galore and timeless Tuesday. I find myself looking at those sites often for inspiration. I just have not figured out how to link myself to them and don't have the time today LOL.
I am sorry no supply list today I have to get ready for my trip to the hospital tomorrow and I need to get ready for work no more play time for me :(
hopr you all like my card see ya next week!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hallween Luminary

I went school shoe shopping with my little girls. I know what you are thinking another Halloween thing. I just cant help myself. I had to create some thing other the a card or layout. Sometimes I get into this pattern and in order for me to break it I have to do something outside the box. No pun intended :) Hopefully you in joy it. However I will have to post supplies at another time!! Have a great day:)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Spooky House 2S4Y # 59

Sure hope you like it!!
Yes more Halloween:) one of my favorite seasons.
These sketches are a lot of fun. They keep me thinking and moving right along.
I don't have to dwell on the layout so it lets me focus on other part of the design:) Like coloring with my Coppics

I don't have many of the new Spellbinders Dies believe it or not.
But I do have the new Halloween Set and I have been using them a lot.
I have been trying to play along with 2S4Y.
Here is my interpretation of sketch #59

Here are some of the supply:
Spellbinders Dies S4-280 Halloween Fence & Shapes / S4-279 Graveyard Scenes & SHapes
S4-239 Classic Scall Border petites / S4-201 Deckle Rec sm

Paper: AC card stock / Robins Nest

Stamps: Crafty Secrets

Copic Markers and lots of them :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge 030

Well here is my shot at another blog challenge. Thank You Kazan:)
I am rapidly become addicted to challenges. This particular Blog challenge
happens to be with one of my favorite Stamp Companies.
They are a perfect match for my Spellbinders:) It just so happens I use Tsukineko's Memento ink with all of my stamps. I use my copics on just about everything I create:)

Here was the inspiration photo:

I really liked the colors.
I found that to be my inspiration
I have wanted to make a spring card for a while.
Found it on spellbinders yahoo group:)

Here Is my card:

Here are some of the supplies:
New Spellbinders Dies: S4-292 Beaded Circles/ Decorative / Nestabilities
Paper is from: Quick Quotes Paper QQP-BG200 / QQP-BG300
Core'dinations Super Assortments ColorCore Card stock So Mod!
Scrapbook adhesives Tape and 3D- pop dots

Coppic Markers:

I sure had a lot of fun with this challenge. Hope you all like is little card:)
Have a great day:)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunflower Frame

This is quite a day for me blogging. I am just trying to finish up a couple of projects. Wanted to know your thoughts on this little project. It is meant to be a
Wedding gift. Her Colors are Black, Gold, White, and flowers are well you guessed it!! My intention is for her to put a 5x7 wedding photo in it. I am worried there may not be enough white lol I don't think it shows up at all. I Guess I could make another one and just use white daisy's!! I think I have been looking at it to long. It has soked up the last three days.

2S4Y Sketch (:Witch Way:)

CHA was great!! I got to catch up with a few friends:) We had a lot of laughs..
This is a card for 2S4Y sketch this week was a lot of fun. I think I am quickly
becoming obsessed with this Blog. The challenges are fun and a great way to keep me busy:) My mother works for Scrap Mart and is always on need of art work for there both at the stamp and scrapbook shows. They actually have a lot of my things right now:) I feel like I am still supporting Spellbinders that way.

When I saw this sketch Halloween popped into my mind.I imagined the moon and a witch then the Spellbinders New Halloween Shapeabilities came to mind:)
Here are some supplies:
S4-279 graveyard scenes & Shapes.
S4-235 Fancy Tags
The classic circles LG
Craft foil that I used a buffing block on and went over the foils again with my copic Markers
Yr14,BV08,110 Black This card was easy peasy:)
Paper American Card Stock I thnk the paper with the trees was from
The paper Company I may be wrong on that though.
I hope you in joy this card.I had a lot of fun creating it :) Have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2s4y Sketch Challenge #57

Well this is my first time ever doing a sketch challenge.
I have to say I had a lot of fun doing it. This is something I will try and do more often. Seeing all of the great artists out there. I can be a little intimidated in this world.

This challenge really caught my interest with its waves. I had just the right dies for the job and some time to play.
2s4y always has a very clear sketch J I like that.
I have these really great sea turtles that I have been dying to use my Copics on. With out further ado:
Swimming Home


Spellbinders: Classic Scalloped Border Petites S4-239
From the Sea S4-273
The Paper Company: Teal Shimmer Paper
AC Card stock: Yellow, Bage ,Lt. Green
Copic Markers: RV25, YG01, YG05, YG17, YG97
ClearSnap: Cateyes
Ranger: Distress Ink
Justrite Stamps: Times New Roman 25pt.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I Like Bird Houses

I saw this awesome bird house in my card magazine
and just wanted to put some Borders on it :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sun Shine Layout

Hello There :)
Sorry it has been so long. I needed a little break. And some time to get my craft room in order. I decided to reorganize my dies "CRAZY" I didn't realize I had a couple of doubles:) Needless to say I did not get very far. But now they are all on a CD rack so excusable and much easier to use. One day I will feel confident to post pictures. I don't know it's kinda like wearing a swim suite LOL
Any-Who The layout: This is one that I had just decided to finish up.
Supplies :
S4-157 Sunflower set one
S3-038 Butterflies
S7-017 On The Vine Border Grand
I2-1005 Circles Impressabilities™
Other Supplies :

Copic / Air Brush and Markers
Y18,YG00,YR07,E27,E29,E35,E08,YG13, YG06, YG25, BV04,BV17

Flower Soft
Nut Brown,Delphinium Blue,

AC Card Stock
White Card stock

My minds eye “Penny Lane”
Double sided Green polka dots

The Paper Company
Gold Shimmer Paper

Clear Snap
Color Box Chalk Burnt Sienna,Bisque,Pumpkin Spice

Scrapbook adhesives

Monday, March 29, 2010

Here it is :)

Quick Card for Shirley

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, JustRite Stamps :)
I never considered working with stamps. I don't know why. I have always been one to make my own images. I guess I feel as though I am cheating by using a stamp.
I must say I really like the effortless time it now takes me to put together something. This card was very quick. Here is what I had used.

My Garden JB-09705
# S4-233 Labels Nine

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hey There

I know it has been a while since I have posted. I am trying to stay away from my computer so I can finish up some of my work. Spring cleaning has taken affect at my house and I have O.C.D. and a little A.D.D. so it is a little difficult getting things done for me. Now that the craziness has settled a little. I just wanted to share a card to day. I made this card with these Spellbinders die templates.

S4-156 Cupcakes
S4-126 Classic Squares LG #7 #4
S4-127 Classic Scalloped LG #6
S4-235 Fancy Tag

This is a list of other things I have used on this project
Item # PL1006 Penny Lane - My Minds Eye
Salmon - The Paper Company
Ez runner, pop dots - Scrapbook Adhesives
R27, R39, G28, Y13,Y38, YR24, FRV1, RV02, E93 - Copic markers
Swirly Ribbon - Creative Impressions

I got this idea for this card months ago looking through my dashboard. I just love Beata from Splitcoast stampers She always has really great ideas. I saw this one and I had to try it :) The Cupcake is actually inlayed into the card. I love all things pop up and pop out LOL super cheesy!! But so much fun !!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I could not resist the frog pop out card:)

I love frogs!! I found this by googleing Frog pop up card.
that took me to The video was very basic but I thought that she got the point across very well. I just added a few touches of my own:) I added little eye lashes to accent the eyes and a nestability hart for the mouth. The eyes are made with my circle nesties too:) This card was really fun and easy to make once I know what I was going to do with it. The sentiment inside reads as followed:
Ribit Ribit (translation) Have a toad-ally Awesome Birthday !!
It just fit the card so well :) Hope you have a Hoppy Day

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hoppy Birthday Jean

Yes there is a pop out frog in the inside of this card !! Sorry !!
I will have to show that another day.
Jean is a co-worker at my NEW JOB. I am trying to kiss up
to everyone I can. Making new friends is very stressful for me.
I don't know why!!

I used Spellbinders : Dahlia S4-191 as the lotas on the front
Peony S4-193 as the Lilly pad
Labels Three S4-189

Other fun supplies : Copic, Smooch, Cat eyes,Glimmer mist, Dew Drops

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Baby Shower Invite :)

A dear best friend is having a baby at the end of this month.
This was a spin off of a baby shower invite that I had made for her.
I thought I would go with the onesie. The body was a hand drawing, to
embellish I used my Nestabilities they created the scallops around the arms, leg and neck.This is a quick post today. I want to get a few projects done today!! Valentines day is approaching quickly:)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

So Inspired

I tell you what CHA was awesome :)
I got to see & party with some really great people.
Caroline king came right up to me and gave me a big hug
I got to meet Beate which she probably thinks I am a stoker now lol
Debbie Olsen super nice lady. I don't want to forget MaryAnn for Coppic
it was just so much fun :)
Of course almost all the spellbinders design team was there.
We all had a hoot!!Kazan is Soooooooooo funny :)She needs to write a book with all of her stories in it she is so much fun non stop laughs!!
we would get into a lot of trouble if we lived any closer.
I have to give Linda Duke and Becca Feeken a shot out I did not get
to meet them YET!! All theses amazing designers inspire me everyday.
They where all very nice ladies. I wish I would have taken a lot of pictures.
But I was working a lot of the time. I think my MOM had gotten a few. If so I will post them soon. I am off to work here and I don't have much time to finish.
When I was a loud to take a walk I saw some really net thing that I thought I would mention and now I am running out of time:) Have some hair to do today. Will have to tell you all about them soon :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wow !!

Thank You all so much for leaving your comments.
I needed the pick me up. I am starting to pack for CHA
Spellbinders has a new surprise to unleash there!!
I just love them :)
What !! tell you a couple things about it.
Innovative!! (Go Figure)
Everyone will want to PLAY & BUY !!
There is something magical about it too !!
I wish I could tell you the color !!
I wish I could tell you it's name :)
I wish I could tell you I haven't seen it!! ( YES I HAVE )
OK now I am just being a tees. I really can't wait to see everyone's
face when they see this for the first time :) It is defiantly not a disappointment!!
It is almost as exciting as Christmas morning :)
I have to go or I am going to blow it !!
see you all after the show!! I am going to take lots of pictures
Then you can see all of the magic too!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spellbinders Surprise Party!!

January 7- 13, 2010

Commenting on this post is welcome but does NOT enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Please read the post to find directions for entering. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Welcome to the sixth day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Surprise Party!!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is revealing 25 new die templates and 1 Impressabilities template during their SURPRISE PARTY!! to be released at the Craft and Hobby Trade Show on January 24, 2010 with some of their greatest fans…YOU! From January 7 – 14, 2010, you will have the opportunity to be a part of these world wide sneak peeks through visiting the Spellbinders™ designer blogs listed below and trying your luck at winning fabulous Spellbinders™ Paper Arts products!!

Today you have the opportunity to win a die package through the entry address on my blog that will include all three dies being revealed today! Be sure to go to the other blogs revealing today and enter from those blogs to have additional changes to win! You may enter once through each blog making a reveal! Each reveal is open for 48 hours to enter the contest. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 13, 2010 to enter my reveal. Be sure to read all the rules before entering so that your entry will be accepted!

To see previous reveals, or to go to any of the blogs of future reveals, feel free to visit the following:

January 7
Debbie Olson
Julie Overby
Lesa Rapp

January 8
Becca Feeken
Debbie Seyer
Janine Blackwelder

January 9
Heidi Blankenship
Karen Taylor
Cathy Chlebana/Beth Pingry

January 10,
Linda Duke
Jennifer Davis
Terre Fry

January 11
Keri Lee Sereika
Kazan Clark
Mary Pfaff

January 12
Karen Hunsaker
Christy Farneth-Kerr
Holly Simoni

January 13
Sherry Cheever
Kimberly Crawford
Sharon Johnson

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one entry from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! reveal as stated in the rules at Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new name will be drawn for said prize.

Entrants visitng all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! reveals and correctly enter the drawing on each blog will automatically be entered into a SURPRISE GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00. The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders™ Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!

I’m thrilled to share my reveal with you...

Welcome !!

Today is my very first Blog Frenzy ever. I get to share a very fun Die Template Set, Spellbinders S4-276 Sweet Treats!

I have two projects to share today, starting with my Ice Cream Social Invitation.

Many ideas came to mind when I first saw these adorable die templates. I really could do so much with all of these delicious dies! Of all four in the set, the Ice Cream Cone is my favorite.

These are the supplies for my 5x7” card:

Spellbinders: The Wizard Die Cut & Embossing System
Spellbinders Dies Templates S4-276 Sweet Treats; S4-235 Fancy Tags; S5-016 Polka Dot Frame
The Paper Company: 5x7” Pink, 4 ½ x 6 ½” Black, 5 ½ x 8 ½” White Cardstock
Creative Impressions: Polka Dot Ribbon
Taylored Expressions: Pink Rhinestone Bling
Copic Sketch Markers: E33, E15, E77, RV04, RV09, RV23

First I cut/embossed one Ice Cream Cone die cut from white paper, this will be the pink cone.

to get a mirror image for the second cone, so I cut only from white paper. Remove the die cut from the die and place it on the flat side of the die, and secure with low tack tape.

Emboss the die cut using the upside down die template, and stencil through the holes in the die from the front. Now I have mirror image die cuts!

I embellished my cones using my Copic Airbrush System and Copic Sketch Markers. I masked off areas I did not want airbrushed with masking tape.

Here I started with the waffle cone part. I almost always start with darker colors first. I chose E15 for the shadows of the waffle.

Keep the die cut paper in the die and move the masking tape to reveal the next section to color. I covered the parts I don’t want colored.

Using the darker of the pinks #RV04.

This is the result! Looks yummy, doesn’t it?.

Because I used the darker of the colors first I can now use my lighter colors for the back ground without degrading the colors too much.

Mask off as necessary, using tape or scrap paper. I started with E33

The same for the top only, #RV02, this is how it should look at this stage.

To finish it off I used a Milky Way Galaxy Marker to add some highlights.

I used the Frameabilities® S5-016 Polka Dot Frame to frame out the party details.
I cut/embossed white cardstock, then turned die template over. I used the die template as a stencil and airbrushed RV04 to color the dots. I positioned the frame on black cardstock. With the Milky Way marker I hand wrote the invitation information. I added a S4-235 Fancy Tag and embellished with a little rhinestone bling and ribbon.

Sweet Treats
SKU# S4-276

MSRP: $ 19.99

Summer Collection, Limited Edition, availaible through May 31, 2010


Lemonade 2 ½ x 2”
Watermelon 2 ¾ x 1 ½”
Popsicle 2 x 1”
Ice Cream Cone 2 ¾ x 1 ½”

For my second project I chose to do a scrapbook layout.

Kiki: A girl that takes after my own heart!

Supplies used:
Spellbinders Wizard Die Cut & Embossing System
Spellbinders S5-016 Polka Dot Frame; S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares LG; S4-276 Sweet Treats; S4-115 Petite Scalloped Circles LG

Black Magic paper from Core`dinations
Girl Friday by Cosmo Cricket;
Glue Dots Scrapbook AdhesiveGlue
Flower Soft
Copic, E39, E15, E33, E41 Sketch Markers
Woven Ribbon by Offray
Milky Way Galaxy Marker by American Crafts

Well it is time for me to wrap things up here. I wish you the best of luck!! I sure hope you are inspired by what I did today!!


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3) Push send!

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Have a great day and Thank You for visiting my blog today