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Sunday, March 31, 2013


Hi all!  I know everyone is probably already aware that Google Reader is on it's way out so I decided to jump on the Bloglovin bandwagon :)  Feel free to click and follow me there if you'd like!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Guess What?


That's right- I'm happy to share that I'm officially a Tiddly Inker!  I'm so excited to be part of such a wonderful team and can't wait to get started- more to come very soon :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hi Sunshine!

Hi all!  It's been a busy week so far for me- lots going on and I was trying to put together a little blog redesign in the midst of everything else.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out- I even did a little bit of code to get those social media icons!  Sorry- that's my little 'geek' moment- onto the good stuff now, lol :)
I got a little package of happy mail from Some Odd Girl and I'd been dying to color up my Kaylee's Closet Fairy Wings so I sat down this evening with my Copics and had some fun.  Once she was all colored I just couldn't resist getting her on a card asap!  So I grabbed my papers I'd set aside, a mixture of MME and the new Simple Stories, and popped into my craft room.  Here's the end result- I feel like the colors are different than what I normally's a little more muted than all the brightness I feel like I usually go for- but I still like it :)  Thanks so much for popping by to pay me a visit- I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E93, E34, E37, E57, E59, E49
Clothes- YG61, YG93, YG85, YG99, W7, YR000, YR00, YR61, YR65, YR18, RV99
Wings- Spica Gold and Garnet

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
MarkerPOP- Use Glitter
The Paper Shelter- Let It Be Spring

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss; Bling- Recollections; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Sentiment Stamp- Jillibean Soup; Butterfly- Pink Paislee

Friday, March 15, 2013

It's A Happy Day at CMC

Hi all!  I didn't have any trouble coming up with the title for this post because I'm pretty excited about it-
 That's right- I'm a Guest Designer over at the Color Me Creative Challenge group!  I was over the moon when I found out- I mean any challenge that's all about coloring is a challenge with my name on it :)  And I remember watching Suzanne Dean's Youtube video's while deciding whether or not to invest in Copics- boy am I glad I did! 

The challenge this time is Spring Colors so I grabbed a Saturated Canary image that was perfect for the theme called Lily Bo and Peep and got to coloring.  I noticed that the challenge over at Saturated Canary is 'Read All About It' so I couldn't resist giving a nod to one of my favorite characters of all time, Anne of Green Gables, with some fabulous red hair!  I just had fun with this card- it came together pretty easily and I think it's a definite reflection of how badly I want spring to get here, lol.  Thanks for stopping by to visit and take a look.  Please hop on over to see the other great DT projects at the CMC Challenge and join in if you'd like!

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E50, E95, E97, E99, E59, E49
Clothes- BG11, BG53, BG57, BG78, N5, W1, W3, R20, R21, R22, E41, E42, E43
Chick- Y11, Y17, Y19, YR00, YR24, YR27
Lamb- W0, W1, W3, 0
Sky- 0, B0000, B91

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Saturated Canary- Read All About It- Anne of Green Gables
Moving Along with the Times- Spring Is In the Air

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- Simple Stories; Flowers- Prima; Sentiment Sticker- MME; Bling & Pinwheel- Recollections; Cheesecloth- Fred Meyer

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Sweetest Day

Hi all!  I've got a special little card to share today!  My mom is a social worker for the state and there's something special happening in her department- one of her coworkers is actually adopting a little girl that her family has been fostering :)  In a job where usually the workers are on the other side of things this is a wonderful reminder that there can be happy endings in even the hardest stories.  So I wanted to do something special for everyone to sign their congratulations.  I showed my mom a couple of different stamps that I thought might work and she picked this one from Tiddly Inks, aptly named Celebrate Joyfully, as the one that most resembled the little girl so I colored her up with my Copics to match some papers from MME.  I just wanted it to be bright and cheerful- something that would mirror the joy everyone feels at this special occasion.  So thanks for stopping by to take a peek- I hope that you all enjoy it it too!

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E35, E57, E59
Clothes- RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, RV99, E81, E87, E89
Flowers- Y32, Y35, Y38, YR24, YR27

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion- Spring is in the Air
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Girly
MarkerPop- Spring Bling

Supplies- Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- MME Unforgetable; Flowers- Prima; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Hearts- Pink Paislee; Bling- Michaels

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Thanks A Million

Hi all!  You know those times when you need just a quick little card?  Like one of the '15 minutes or less variety'?  Yeah, I'm not so good at those, lol :)  But I'm trying so when I found myself in need of one it was kind of a personal challenge to see how I could do.  I decided that it would probably help if I made a smaller card- less space equals less time figuring out what the layout will be and how I can incorporate the different papers and embellishments that I love so much.  It seemed to work too- I truly only spent about 15 minutes putting this one together- once I'd done the coloring of course- and I'm pretty happy with the results.  I'm sure I'll be back to my normal 6x6 cards with lots of bling and flowers in no time but it's definitely good to step outside your comfort zone every now and then :)  Thanks for stopping by to take a peek - I hope that you like it as well!
Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04, R30, R21, BV34
Hair- E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Clothes- R20, R21, R22, R24, W1, W3
Flowers- E50, E31, E53, E55, E27, R22, R24, R29, R59, RV99

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks- Clean & Simple
Addicted to Stamps- Clean & Simple
Stampin' Royalty- Clean & Simple

Supplies: Image- Tiddly Inks Wryn Grow a Little Love; Card- Archiver's; DP- MME Ruby; Cardstock- Bazzill; Sentiment Sticker- MME; Distress Ink- Pumice Stone

Thursday, March 7, 2013

For Love of the Game

Hi all!  Holy cow- I can't believe tomorrow is Friday!  Not that I'm complaining, mind you, but it just seems like this week has gone by super fast.  Probably because I've been busy :)  Between work and cards it just seems like there aren't enough hours in the day...I've been busy creating though, just no time to blog them but I'm making time now if it kills me, lol!  I needed a thank you card for the coach of a girls basketball team and didn't really have any stamps that would work so I set out on the handy dandy internet to see what I could find- and look at this cutie I found- adorable right?  I found it on Etsy in Stephanie Corfee's shop and I just love her- she was absolutely perfect for what I was making- if you think she's adorable too you should definitely check out Stephanie's shop as there are tons of cute images there.  Since the coach is a guy- and I have a terrible time with guy cards- I kept things pretty simple, just a few layers with some design paper from We R Memory Keepers and a sentiment sticker.  I was left staring at it for a bit as I finished up because it just felt a little bare but I didn't dare pile on the flowers or bling, lol :)  Oh well, I'm sure I'll be back to my 'pretty' and my 'fancy' in no time- wouldn't want to suffer from withdrawals!  Thanks so much for popping by to see my latest creation- more to come soon :)

Skin- E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, BV34
Hair- E30, E33, E35, E57, E59, E49
Clothes- G43, G46, G28, N3, N5, N7, W1, W3, W5
Basketball- YR21, YR24, YR27, E59

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges-
Whimsy Inspiration- Add Some Metal
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Vickie's Challenges- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- Bazzill; DP- We R Memory Keepers MVP; Sentiment Sticker- Jillibean Soup; Metal Star- Time Holtz