Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Split Coast Stampers Challenge IC148

Stamps: Stampin Up Upsy Daisy
Paper: Westrim, SU
Ink: VersaMark, VersaColor
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Green Embossing Powder
Techniques: Heat Embossing, Glitter

Inspiration from http://www.harrilu.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_22&products_id=161

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Split Coast Stampers IC156

Split Coast challenge IC156.


Stamps: Close to my heart & Clear stamps by Paper Studio
Paper: SU
Ink: Cats eye and SU
Accessories: Heat & Stick powder & Dazzling diamonds, circle punch
Techniques: inking, glittering

Split Coast Stampers CC188

Done for a challenge at Split Coast Stampers.

Stamps: Love You Much from SU
Paper: Parchment Pink & Black from Westrim Crafts
Ink: Basic Black & Purely Pomegranate from SU
Accessories: White Ink Pen-Uni-Ball Signo, Stickles-Cotton Candy from Ranger, Ribbon-RibbonFX from Hobby Lobby
Techniques: inking

Monday, October 20, 2008

Stampin' Up!

I am now an official demonstartor for Stampin' Up! If you need anything and are in the western Tennessee area, please let me know. I would be happy to order it for you. If you are not local to me, I would also be glad to order it and have it sent directly to you!!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Yes, I have been neglectful to my blog (as I have been reminded by many, LOL). I do have a couple of things to post. Photos to come soon, promise.

Have a happy Friday night!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thank you Carolyn!

Thanks Carolyn for the award!!
Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
The 7 people I am nominating are:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The hostess with the most-est! =o)

This is my friend Jennifer H. (You can visit her blog HERE). She is the one that hosts the crops every month that hubby & I attend. Thanks so much Jen!! We always love getting together with you and the others!

3 More Cards

These birdhouse and iris cards were colored with Prismacolors and OMS. The orange is a SU stamp from the Tart and Tangy set. I stickled the orange slice. Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Suzy's Zoo Cards

These are some cards that I made at our last crop this past Saturday. All images were colored with Prismacolors and odorless mineral spirits using a stump. =o) Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More colored images...

I really like this technique. I still need to practice, but so far so good.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa brand) and a stump.
after coloring, before blending...
after blending...

Cute, huh?

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Challenge Layout

This was a 2 page layout that I did for a challenge on a yahoo group that I am on.

The new challenge is to complete a 7-piece double-layout! (whatever size you choose) with the following guidelines:

  • 7 pictures
  • 6 eyelets/brads
  • 5 flowers
  • 4 pattern papers
  • 3 word title
  • 2 die cuts
  • 1 something special (your choice)

What do ya think?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Photo Holder

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Prismacolor & Odorless Mineral Spirits

I had heard about Gamsol and Prismacolor pencils, but wasn't really sure of the specifics. I asked JoAnna at our last crop and she gave me the info! I researched it a little bit more and I *LOVE* this technique!!
Using the Odorless Mineral Spirits (I used the Mona Lisa brand paint thinner from Hobby Lobby) blends the Prismacolor pencils beautifully. It makes the colors blend and have a creamy look to them. Here are the first 2 images that I did. I apologize that the images are a little blurry. Let me know what you think!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I got an award!!

JoAnna from JoAnna's Creative Expressions nominated me for the "You Cheer Me Up Award". Thank you so much JoAnna!! You are an inspiration to me & Kevin. We love getting together at the crops with you and the others. =o)

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Here are the rules or instructions for the award: "If you are a recipient of the You Cheer Me Up Award, please find the blogs that cheer you up, copy the code to post on your sidebar and pass Ethel and Lucy across the blogosphere. You can use what cheers you up in your post, or copy this one, but please send your award recipients back to the original post on A Nice Place In The Sun to get a copy of the award code, post the image and read the instructions. I want to try to maintain a page of original and ongoing award recipients, so feel free to let me know if you've received an award when you pick up the image code."

Now I am nominating these bloggy friends for this award:

Mel at Creative Wanderings
Okieladybug at Okieladybug's Crafts n' More
Patty at Patty's Stamping Spot
Dawn at Dawns Stamping Thoughts
Angie at Chic n' Scratch

Monday, March 24, 2008

2 more...

Here are 2 more layouts that I did at the crop. The sisters layout still needs journaling.

Also, what do you think of my new watermarks?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!


This is a layout that I completed last weekend at our crop. Pictures are from our Christmas vacation to the mountains.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Milk Carton

I took apart a mini milk carton of whoppers and used it as a template to make this adorable container. I filled this one with m&ms and gave it as a hostess gift at the monthly crop hubby & I attend. The paper is Basic Grey. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Amanda & James Paper Bag Book / Guest Register