Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gecko/ Happy Birthday Ryan!

Happy Saturday everyone!  Well, we arrived home from Florida on Monday afternoon, had an earthquake on Tuesday and a hurricane headed our way today! Gesssshhhh who's bored?  Let me tell ya about the earth quake!  We have a two story home and we made an office out of one of the upstairs bedrooms. My hubby and I are sitting there and he says "the house is shaking."  We look at each other and both go and look out the window! Smart huh? It felt like you were in an old building next to a train and it was rumbling by. It started out with just a small rumble and kept getting stronger.  The walls were shaking and my first thought was  possible an old coal mine shaft was shifting underneath the house and DH says "your not in PA anymore!"  Since he is from Florida he thought it might be the beginning of a sink hole. Have you ever seen a sink hole? A huge hole in the ground suddenly appears and anything standing there sinks into the hole including houses. Egaddds my heart started racing like a jet plane ready for take off.   After we didn't sink into oblivion DH says "that was an earthquake" I looked at him like he was nutz!  Who the heck would think it could be an earthquake in MD? I sure as heck didn't!! But low behold it was! EEEEkkks!

I had awesome news!! I won the Color Me Creative Challenge #24!! My prize was 4 Copic refills and a Gilli Stamp!! I was so excited for I never win anything! It's a fun challenge with friendly members!! This week is winged thing!

The card I am sharing today is a birthday card I made for our son, Ryan. He loves snakes, lizards and has both in his house. Not me!  I don't even like worms near me all alone a snake! I found this cute Gecko on a coloring page you can download for children to color...adults too!!! Isn't he cute!

Copics: G28. G16, G14, YG23. Y11
Paper: My Minds Eye: Stella Rose Hattie

TIP OF THE DAY:  I have several tips for you today!  Many times there is a too much space between one die cut to the next size. This is using one die! 

  • Using a black Copic-multi liner, I traced the inside of the die onto my cut out piece.  As you can see  above it makes a nice frame surrounding my image.
  • Using a cutting blade, I laid the die onto a piece of card stock and cut around it.

LOL, I switch to another color. I used painters tape to hold the die in place.

 I have a beautiful framed Gecko using one die. On the card you will notice I have a butterfly wasn't planned! I goofed up the top of the die cut by cutting too short and my ink tracing wasn't the best right there!!

I made this card the day we were leaving for vacation. To anchor my image by just dotting around it with different colored markers. If I were to do it again, I would have only used colors specs you see in sand.

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Did you see the new Fall Fairies Collection at SCACD?  Check these cuties out!



Hope you enjoy!  I want to welcome all of my new followers and thank those who have stayed with me!! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Travis! Karate Boy!

Hello Happy Crafters! Gee, I can't believe half of our vacation is gone here in sunny Florida...Sometimes I just wish time would stand still for awhile!! Don't you? Our grandchildren, Trinity 10 and Christian 12 are here with us. It's been a week full of swimming in the pool and beach! Today we went for a bike ride and it felt wonderful to be on a bike again with the wind blowing through my hair! Until after we did 2 miles and it's noon time with the sun beating down on got very hot out indeed! The kids started complaining of the heat and  that didn't  help the situation, so we cut it short and return after riding for an hour. I felled not once but twice because the bike was a tad big for me. I don't know what was hurt leg or my pride? I am fine but have HUGE bruises on my legs! I look like someone who was beaten up with a baseball bat. Eeeekss.

Monday, was our grandson, Travis birthday and he turned 10!! And, believe it or not his birthday card was there on time! That is the first one this year! Patting self on the back for if you follow my blog you know ...I am always late:(


Travis lives in Las Vegas and loves Karate! He has his yellow belt, so when I saw Karate Boy created by Karen Doodles  I had to have it! Perfect card for a very special kid!

  • Copics: C01, C00, C000. Belt: Y13 Y11, Y00. Hair: E35, E31, E51, E50. Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20. Wood: E74, E34, E 70. Highlighting the image: BG0000 and Colorless Blender.
  • Paper: S.E.I  6 x 6 paper pad. #1 All Star: SCACD
  • Ribbon: Stash
  • Fiskar Punch
  • Sentiment: Just Right Stamps

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$50.00 Gift Certificate
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Thank you for stopping by my friends! Your all very special to me! 

    Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Hydrangea Hugs and Sylvia Zet!

    Happy Sunday from Sunny Florida! We finally made it to Vero Beach and will write more details next week!   I have to tell ya about our exciting time at the airport on Friday! Our flight was to depart at 12:48 and after arriving at the airport, we found out we had a two hour delay. Eeeeks, I hate delays and I always arrive at the airport the very last minute and Friday we were early...go figure right! So we are sitting there and I am playing on the my laptop when they announce "anyone willing to give up their seats and leave on the 9:30 flight will receive two free round tickets to anywhere Airtran flies. Well, it took me a total of 10 seconds to be at the counter.  Some big guy tried to cut me off! I might be only five feet tall  but let me tell ya! Don't get in my way when I am on a mission. I asked the ticket clerk "do you need two seats" and when she said those magical words "yes" immediately I started planning our next trip!! .Airtran flies to Aruba, Cancun, Puerto Rico, Key West and Dominican Republic and baby I am going!  We received four free round tickets (2 each),  2 $25.00 gift certificates to use with Airtran and you are allow to use it for your luggage and 2 $10.00 meal tickets for anywhere in the airport. Wowzie I was so excited,  I couldn't quit talking and had smiles from ear to ear! It  was like winning the lottery!

    Well, you have seen bits and pieces of Sylvia Zet's image for SCACD Collection. Do you want to see the entire image? Today is the day you have been waiting for!!  Why? Because you can see the unveiling of the 1st stamp from Sylvia Zets image for SCACD's Collection on SCACD's Blog;  Follow Your HeartMy DT sister, Elaine is doing the unveiling, so you know your in for a real treat because all of her creations are  gorgeous!! That's not all!!  You can pick up the official Sylvia Zet's SCACD blinkie, colored by Sylvia herself, for your own personal blogs! All of this is on the stores blog; Follow Your Heart  today!!

    The card I am sharing with you today is created using Hydrangea Hugs by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamps. Isn't she adorable? I love her adorable happy face, which was perfect for my thank you card!! I just love the way it turned out!

     The bumble bee buttons were found in my stash and sure wish I knew where I got them!!!

    Copic: YG97. YG95, YG93, YG91. Yellow: Y18, Y15, Y11
    Stickles: Frosted Lace on the white area of the flower pot.  Flower Lace by Stickles is very thick and perfect for creating snow, icing or anything you want to add a texture area to.  Star Dust on the flowers and ribbon.
    Paper: Stash 
    Scrolls by Marianne's Design Creatable dies

    Tip of the day: How to remove paper from the intricate detail die cut  (Marianne's, Spellbinders, etc) You have read to run the dies through your Cuttlebug using wax. Or to use a paper piercer to lift it out. This trick is so dang easy!Hold a piece of tape and apply the end of it to the die cut paper and lift! Like you were picking up a piece of lint! It comes out of the die with no problem!! No tearing or marring of the paper!! It is so dang easy to do!!!

    SCACD: is having another new set release next week created esp. for SCACD Stamps! These images are cuties and you will want to check them out!

    New paper pads by at  SCACD] and much more!

    And much, much more!!
    Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the SCACD Store blog to see Sylvia's for reveal image for SCACD!!


    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Secret New Artist At SCACD

    Join us at the SCACD Store Blog to Welcome the Newest Artist to SCACD!!!
    There is also a chance to win something but you will have to go to the Store Blog to check it all out :o)
    We are all very excited about this addition and look forward to the upcoming release next month!!!
    SO head on over and check it out!!!‖ Ladies and Gents are going to go ahhhh, ewwww , how cute...and everyone is going to want them all!! Lots of fun things to do!!! Here is a sneak peak!! Can you tell anything? LOL
    Here is a sneak peek!!!

    Hugzz see you over there!! Love you stopping by today!!

    Friday, August 5, 2011

    What's In The Box? Peeker!

    Happy Friday everyone!! Yeah the weekend is here! Even though I am not working I still love the weekends, esp. in the summer! What are your plans this weekend? I am having my hair cut tomorrow and then a corn roast! Have you ever had fresh corn on the cob cooked on an open fire or is the best corn you will ever eat!! Yummy and I can't wait to sink my teeth into one!

    Did you go see the Peekers yet at SCACD store? Hmmm, your asking what are the Peekers? They just happen to be the  most adorable, cutest images ever by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps. Susana, who owns the store, says they're selling like crazy, so if you want oneor perhaps all of them I wouldn't wait to long! Personally, I had to have them all!

    Today's card was made for my granddaughter, Trinity. Her birthday was August 3,  I know, I know it's late. I didn't want anyone to go into shock for a card arriving on time! Let me tell ya something! I had my daughter-in-laws card made early and her birthday was on July 27, when  I was visiting my parents. I packed the card in my suitcase with stamps on it! All's I had to do was drop it in the stupid mail box and thought this card will be on time! HAHA fat chance! Every time I went out, I forgot to take the card with me to mail. Dang if I didn't bring it back home and mailed it late.. So I just give up!  I am not meant to be on time.

    Let me introduce you to "What's In The Box?" Peeker!  She is as precious as can be. Right before mailing the card, I  folded a $20.00 bill into a very small fold. I placed it behind the box on the card with a fan fold showing at the top of the box! Too cute!

                                                          Authentique Paper Pad - Journey
    SCACD received 18 different  My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads! OmGosh, paper heaven over there! While you're there check out the Christmas Paper section...GORGEOUS.

    Would you like to win?

    $50.00 Gift Certificate
        $25.00 Gift Certificate

    Gilli Goodie Bag

    $20.00 The Outlawz Special bag of paper!

    All you have to do is enter one challenge over at The Outlawz and you will qualify to be entered in the random drawings! Come on and join the fun!!!


    Thank you my friends for stopping by!

    Monday, August 1, 2011

    Mama's Purse Peeker

    Happy Monday! Hope everyone had an awesome weekend.  We traveled to Pittsburgh to attend my cousin's funeral. En-route we learned our daughter-in-laws grandmother passed. I'll tell ya, it's been a heck of a year for us with cancers and death and hopefully this will be the last.  Today, I got up and said "this is my day!"  Since my hubby works at home 3 days a week and he was gone today....well, let the cat play! I drank my coffee on the deck, played with my dogs and made this very pretty card! It's the first time, since the beginning of June, I have been relaxed and it felt soooo good! Life is way to short not to enjoy it.

    This sweet card was made with "Mama's Purse Peeker," isn't she adorable!?! She is from the Peeker's Collection 2 set by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps! What little girl does not love playing in mama's purse? And, you think she is adorable, you should see the rest of the set! Each one is more adorable then the other one!  For the first time I paper pieced (her purse) and it is so easy to do! Lots of fun too!

    • Design Paper: Echo Park, Victoria: Yummy, yummy paper pad!
    • Copics: Hair: E57, E55, E31, E51. Rose: R37, R35, R32, Dress: BG75, BG72, BG70, G000. Skin: E21, E00, E000. Money: YG61, G10. 
    • Flower: left bottom; Prima Flower, Flewurs de Prima, pretty for they have gold tip glittery edges! 
    • Flower, right top: Prima 
    • Nestability:  Labels 14. 
    • Leaves: Marianne Design Creatable Dies: Open Flowers Trendy
    TIP OF THE DAY:  If your paper is not colored through all of the layers, it will show white on the side edges, after being cut. Glide the edge of  your paper over a similar colored ink pad and you won't believe how much better it looks!
    LQQK at the awesome sponsors over at The Outlawz this month!! You only need to complete one challenge out of 28 to be eligible to win!  There are also more prizes within some of the challenges! Come on and join us in all the fun and win some awesome gift certificates and prizes!!

    $50.00 Gift Certificate
        $25.00 Gift Certificate

    Gilli Goodie Bag

    $25.00 Gift Certificate
    Have you checked out SCACD lately?  Susana has the new Gorjuss girls in stock and are totally adorable. Susana's store is growing, growing and growing! You would not believe the stamps she has in stock now! Or the pretty Christmas Paper in 6 x 6 pads. You should stop by and check it all out, Susana has everything you need for your paper crafting needs!  
    Thank you my friends for stopping by!

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