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Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Hi all!  Dang- I was totally planning on entering the Saturated Canary challenge for Inspired by a Movie- mine was Pitch Perfect- but life just seemed to have other plans for me this week :) BUT I still got to make a sassy, funky card so I thought I'd share it!  I had such a blast coloring up this trendy girl with my Copics- she's part of a stamp duo called DJ Luv but I kinda cropped the guy out as he just wasn't quite fitting with the idea I had in my head...poor guy :)  Now, normally I pick my papers before I start coloring my image but this time I switched it up- mostly because I had such a strong idea of how I wanted to color her- and I'm pretty happy with how she turned out.  And, lucky for me, she matched some papers from Fancy Pants!  Then I kinda went crazy on the card- I just started throwing Black Soot Distress Ink on everything to grunge it all up and pulled this striped piece of fabric that I've had for, no lie, about 8 years out of the basket where it always sits and stares at me.  When I was looking for embellishments I remembered I had these new wooden die cut thingy's (yes, that is the technical term, lol) from Freckled Fawn and pulled them out to see if there was something that would work- when I saw the word 'Epic' I knew I'd found the perfect thing.  So all in all this isn't the most traditional birthday card but the fun thing is that it's definitely the kind of card I'd love to receive :)  I hope you find something likeable about it as well- thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair:R20, R22, R24, R29, R89. N7
Clothes: T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, 100. Y32, Y35, Y38, YR18

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge- Anything Goes
Tuesday Alchemy- Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge- Anything Goes, No Twist

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Fancy Pants The Good Life; Flowers- Recollections, Prima; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Bling- Recollections; Wooden Embellishment- Freckled Fawn; Fabric- my stash

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Youtube Take 2!

Hi all!  Remember this little cutie- Violet Vintage from Saturated Canary?  I did my first Youtube video coloring her skin waaaaaay back in October!  My intention was always to make more video's but, to be honest, I wasn't very happy with the quality of that one and it took forever for me to try and set things up to do another one.  I did make a couple of attempts but they just weren't any good :) 

So I'd been doing some research on camera's and the like but everything was just so darn expensive it wasn't really feasible.  Then I got to thinking, and playing around on Youtube, watching some reviews of web was like hitting gold!  They were super quality, much cheaper than a traditional camera, and for those instant gratification people like myself, available at Target!  Can you say 'Sold!'?  So I took some Christmas money I'd been saving and took the plunge.  And here's the result- a new Youtube video!! I know, I know, finally right?  Because this whole process was new again I did another speed coloring just so I wasn't pressured to try and sound like I can talk and color at the same time- at least not right away, lol.  So here is Violet Vintage's hair coloring :)  Because the quality is so much better now, and I think I'm getting the hang of this, definitely be expecting more to come.  If you have any requests or idea's of things you'd like to, see or even specific images you'd like to see, please just let me know in the comments.  All right- Youtube Take 2!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's On!

Hi all!  Boy, I don't know about you but lately I've been feeling like someone's been stealing time from me!  You know, when you suddenly look at the clock and wonder how it's possible that 3 hours have gone by- especially because you don't feel like you actually accomplished anything in all that time, lol :)  Yup, that's been my life...BUT I finally managed to sneak a little bit away without anyone noticing- even that thief of mine- which meant I got to get crafty- yay!  I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some Christmas money on a Some Odd Girl order and pick up some clear stamp sets that I'd been coveting for a while now.  As soon as my package arrived I pulled those babies out and stamped so I could color them :)  This particular image, from the Gwen In Bloom set, was the first that I took my Copics to and I absolutely love her!  Plus, since it's been in the single digits and below where I live, I couldn't resist the chance to dream a little about spring :)  I hope you love her as much as I do and thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, N5
Flower: G40, G28, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR18

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Some Odd Girl- Sketch
Creative Card Crew- Girly
ABC Challenges- Birthday
Crafty Boots Challenges- New (new stamp)

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Sunshine; Frame- Recollections; Photo Corner- American Crafts; Flowers- Recollections, Prima; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sisters are the Best

Hi All!  It was my lil' sisters birthday on Sunday so I made a cute little gift box to hold her present and thought I'd share it with you!  Of course I had to use one of the cute Saturated Canary images that has two girls in it- they always remind me of me and my sister when we were little- this one is called Queenie and Princess :)  Too cute right?  And I just love when the wrapping becomes part of the gift!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek- I hope you enjoy!

Skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R21, BV31, BV34
Hair- E70, E74, E77, E79, E49 & E21, E35, E37, E29
Clothes- RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, BV21, BV23, BV25, RV99 & BG0000, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BV25, YR30, YR32, YR35, YR38, W00, W1

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
By The Cute and Girly- Cute and Girly
A&T Emerald Faeries Challenge- Celebrations
Ohh La La Challenge- Happy Birthday

Supplies: DP- Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Bling- Recollections; Photo Corner- American Crafts; Sentiment- Jillibean Soup

Thursday, January 10, 2013


Hi all!  Sorry that I haven't been around much lately, for some reason it's been tough getting back into the swing of things after the holidays.  But I'm back with a new project that I'm pretty excited about!
I'm always so impressed when I see altered projects that people have done.  I so badly want to be that kind of 'creative' but it really doesn't come as naturally to me as coloring or paper crafts does.  So I've been trying this new way of thinking- when I see something ordinary I try to think of what it could trust me, this has definitely gotten me some funny looks as I snag items from the recycle bin at work or ask if I can have something that someone is going to throw away, but it's a whole new world- this 'outside the box' thinking- and I kinda like it :)

So here's my first attempt- an altered Laughing Cow cheese container!  Now I know it doesn't look like much here but it's the perfect little size for a little trinket holder or even a gift box so I figured, what the heck, I'll give it a go :)  The labels peeled off super easy and the container itself is cardboard with a white layer over the top that distressed really well when I used a sanding block.

And here's the end result!  I of course dressed it up with an adorable Saturated Canary image called Wendy and some of my other favorite embellishments.  Who knew a cheese container could be so pretty huh?  So here's to thinking outside the box in 2013- who's with me?
Skin- E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E57
Clothes- YR000, YR00, YR61, YR65, YR27, W5
Puppy- E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, B41, B45, B99

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary- Song Inspiration: The Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine
Inky Chicks- Anything Goes
Divas by Design- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- Flower Extra Vaganza

Supplies: DP- MME Be Happy; Ink- Distress Ink Frayed Burlap; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Metal Charm- Momenta; Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Pearls- Recollections; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi All!  I hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday!  I call today 'the day of sadness'- I had to go back to work after taking some vacation time for the holidays and to say it was hard to drag myself out of bed this morning would be an understatement, lol.  But the wonderful part about getting back into the swing of things is getting back to blogging in this new year- yay!  I've got a simple little card that I actually put together before Christmas but the sweet image, Cuppa Mae from Some Odd Girl, is great for any card sent to warm the cold winter months :)  Thank you for stopping in to check out my first post of 2013- here's to many more to come!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E57, E59
Clothes: B91, B93, B95, B99, G20, G21, G24, G28, N5
Mug: E71, E74, E79, RV91,R56, R59, RV99

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes
Divas by Design- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Websters Pages; Flowers- Prima; Charm- Tim Holtz; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Pearls- my stash