Friday, December 31, 2010

A Blog Award!

I got this Award from a wonderful blogger and Sugar Creek Hollow DT member, Sharon. Sharon is an amazing artist and I am so honored that she chose to pass the award on to me. Thank you so much Sharon.

So I have to share 8 things about myself that you probably do not know, so here it goes...
1. I was born and raised in Southern California.
2. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior in 1981, a couple months after graduating from high school. 
3. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 21 years, and we have two teenagers, a boy and a girl.
4. I was a character in the Disneyland Christmas Parade 2 different years while I was in high school. 
5. When I was young, I wanted to be an actress. 
6. I studied music education in college (emphasis on vocal music). I stll love to sing.
7. I chose a career in medical transcription because I wanted to work from home so I could be home with my kids.
8. I love to color my images while we are camping.

So I have to pass this award on to 8 people:

The rules for receiving this award are:
Thank and link back to the person who sent this to you. 
Share 8 things about yourself
Pass this award on to 8 bloggers
Contact those bloggers and tell them you sent them this award.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cute Card Thursday - Thank You Card

Happy Thursday!

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday today is a Thank You Card. I decided to use the sketch from Just Magnolia (though I won't enter it in the challenge as I did not end up using a Magnolia stamp).

...and here is my card...

Stamps: A Little Somethin'
Ink: Copics
Paper: The Mariposa Collection (DCWV)
Accessories: Metallic rub-on, Spellbinders Classic Frames, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Copics Airbrush System, Flowers, Spellbinders Flying Beauties

I cut the butterfly, ran through again to emboss, and then left in the die while I airbrushed it with Copics.

I airbrushed the flowers to match the color in the paper.

Thanks a bunch for all your support over the past year! Have a great New Year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top 10 from 2010!!!

As the new year approaches, I wanted to take a moment to look back at my top 10 for 2010. Here are my favorites for the year...

Thank you so much for your support and wonderful comments over the past year. May 2011 be the best year yet!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cute Card Thursday - A Sketch

Happy Thursday!

Today, our challenge at Cute Card Thursday is a sketch. Here is the sketch...

...and here is my card...

Paper: Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Branch punch, Buttons, Ribbon

I colored my image with Copics. 

I wanted a more masculine card, so I opted for buttons rather than flowers. 

7 Kids College Fund! is having a clearance sale on Christmas items starting at 15%..
Shop now for the best selection. There are still so many awesome items in the store for Christmas!
Good on everything in the Christmas Section.
Good Through Dec 25.

This will likely be my last post until after Christmas, so I would like to wish everyone a safe and
Blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes!

Happy Wednesday!

With the busy holiday season, we at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge agreed that "Anything Goes" would be a perfect challenge. I hope you will join our challenge this week. 

I am still finishing up my Christmas cards for family. So, here is yet another Christmas card...

You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund
 Stamps: Reindeer Tilda
Accessories: Flowers, Pearls 

I colored Tilda with Copics. I am still working on light direction and shadows. It is fun trying to figure this out.

I added some pearls to the flower spray. 

Don't forget the fun Christmas Present Scavenger Hunt! at

Here are the details for today's Christmas Present...

DAY 3-December 22
Clue: We're small and super glittery. We're also sticky until we dry. Some of us are specially designed by famous people, but we are all totally amazing! We come in over 60 colors. Who are we? (If you can't figure it out, e-mail me and I will help!)


Rules: In order to get the DAY 3 CHRISTMAS PRESENT, you must purchase just $25 or more in merchandise (not including shipping or the FREE* items). You can choose 2 of today's Christmas presents for free!

Remember, shipping is free on orders over $75 of qualifying items!

MORE GREAT SCAVENGER HUNTER NEWS!!! Everyone who participates in this weeks' hunts will have their name automatically entered into a drawing for a great prize on Christmas day. For each participating order, you will earn 1 ticket in the drawing!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Scavenger Hunt at 7 Kids College Fund

Have you heard? 7 Kids College Fund is have a Christmas Present Scavenger Hunt! Here is Tab's invitation...

Buying lots of gifts for others? How about buying some for yourself...and having some fun?!

As my Christmas gift to you, purchase a certain amount (amount will be indicated in the daily e-mail and vary by day) on each day up until Christmas (there will be a special event on Christmas day for the heartiest of shoppers), you will receive a different FREE item from the store each and every day! Of course, it wouldn't be fun to get the free item if you didn't have to do a little scavenging to find it!
So, here's the nitty gritty:
1) get the daily clue from each day's e-mail, the blog or facebook, and figure out the mystery free product
2) spend the daily amount in the store (if it is $50, you will need to have $50 in MERCHANDISE in your cart...does not include shipping or the scavenger/gift item)
3) add the mystery item to your cart
4) use the daily code to get your item for FREE!!!


Clue: I'm round and jolly like Santa's belly. I'm beaded and beautiful like a Christmas garland. I cut like a Christmas cookie cutter. What am I? (If you can't figure it out, e-mail me and I will help!)


Rules: In order to get the DAY 1 CHRISTMAS PRESENT, you must purchase $100 or more in merchandise (not including shipping or the FREE item).

So go visit 7 Kids College Fund and join in the fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Mery Christmas!

Happy Saturday! 

This will be the last post for Sugar Creek Hollow for this year. Our next two Saturdays are holidays, so we will break until the new year. 

For my card today, I used a digi from Sugar Creek Hollow that I have not used yet. It is called Meowy Christmas. I just love this sweet little kitty, and it is perfect for my darling daughter who LOVES cats!

Stamps:  Meowy Christmas
Paper: Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye), DCWV
Ink: Ink Jet Printer, Distress Ink
Accessories: Rock Candy Crackle Paint, flowers, branch punch, doilies, glittery embossing powders, Spellbinders Labels 4

I used the crackle paint and distress ink on the cat to age it a bit.

I used distress ink and glittery embossing powders on the doilies to dress them up.

And as every cat says, "Meowy Christmas."

Thanks for stopping by today. Check back Wednesday for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #143 - One for the Kids

Happy Thursday!

Christmas is just around the corner, and this week, Cute Card Thursday asked us to make "One for the Kids." I decided to make an ornament for my sweet little great niece who is celebrating her first Christmas this year. Here is her ornament.

Paper: Figgy Pudding
Accessories: Cricut, Storybook cartridge, Tim Holtz Baroque die, Tim Holtz Ornate Plates, branch punch, flowers

I colored this sweet Tilda with distress inks. I added some tattered rose to her hair to give here a strawberry blond color (like my great niece). 

I used gold paper to create letters for Anika's 1st Christmas. I added charms for extra pizazz. 

I am also entering this in Magnolia Down Under Challenge (Red, Brown and Cream) and Magnolia-licious Highlites (A Word Project).

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow - Red and White Color Challenge

Happy Saturday!

Our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week was to create a card using red and white. My red is really more of a burgundy, but this color really worked well for the Baby Jesus image. 

Stamps: Baby Jesus Portrait, Christ Is Born
Paper: Faith Stack (Paper Studio)
Ink: Ink Jet Printer, Distress Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Frames, Pearls, ribbon, branch punch, flowers 

I used Photoshop to change the image color, and then overlay the sentiment over the image. This is one of my favorite things about digis.

I added some pearl sprays to the ribbon to add just a little extra elegance.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cute Card Thursday #142 - Floral Frenzy

Happy Thursday!

Today, the challenge at Cute Card Thursday is Floral Frenzy! Right up my alley as I love to use flowers on my cards. For my card, I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers. Here is the sketch...

and here is my card...

Stamps: Secret Tilda
Paper: Signature Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Frame, Stickles, Fun Flock, Glitter, Button 

I used a flock/glitter combination over the Christmas tree to create a cool, winter scene. 

I colored Tilda with a combination of Copics and Distress Inks.  I used white flowers to give the feel of mounds of snow.

I dry embossed the sections of tree to give it some dimension, and mounted it with silicone glue.

Just a little note...7 Kids College Fund has a nice savings code this week.
This week's code is NEWSTUFF10 and will save customers 10% on everything in the ADDED THIS WEEK section of the store. So go check out what is new in the store, and don't forget to use your coupon code for this week's new stuff.