Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Axel!!

I made a card this morning for my Great-Nephew who is turning 4.  I combined two Challenges - Sketch Saturday (a Sketch) and Lili's Little Fairies (Pastels).  I love the LotV stamp of the boy playing guitar.  It may seem a bit old for a 4 year old, but Axel is so into music and actually teaching himself piano...  I am on the lookout for a piano image...  For now, the guitar will do just fine!!

The papers are MME and the image is colored with Copics, fussy cut and mounted with Pop Dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Naughty or Nice...?

Tonight I made a card for the Challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's using her image Don't be Fooled featuring Charlie - how cute is this image??  This week their Challenge is a Sketch!!  LOVE sketches!! 

I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut her out and mounted her with Pop Dots.  The papers are My Mind's Eye, and the ribbons, brads and buttons are all from my stash!!  Such a sweet little Angel...  Don't be fooled!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!
Blessings to you!!

Happy Wednesday!!

WoW!!!  The last Wednesday of November is here!!  We are in the Christmas season, decorations are showing up everywhere...  Each year I am amazed when December comes and wonder where the time has gone... 

Here is our fabulous Sketch created by Arlana... 

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we have a new Sponsor - Broken Box Designs, Wendy Sefcik:  Broken Box Stock is a fun, imaginative and unique clipart shop featuring hand-drawn illustrations and digital stamps by Wendy Sefcik. Crafters, digital stampers, scrapbookers, business owners, teachers, bloggers, website owners, etc. adore the collection of clipart and find endless ways to spruce up their look with Broken Box Stock graphics. 

Check out this awesome Prize for the Winner of this weeks Challenge: Holiday Toodle Set Printable Page.
  I chose this wonderful Tree of Life image.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you will join us...  I love seeing your creations!!
                               Blessings to you all!! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ava Rose is 5!!

I made a sweet little card for a sweet little girl who is turning 5 - one whole hand!!  She is into everything pink =)  I used the Sketch from The Sweet Stop along with a favorite stamp from Lili of the Valley - their Challenge at Lillies Little Fairies Challenge Blog this week is Anything Goes.  I colored the image with Copics and added some sparkle!!  The papers are from Authentique 6 x 6 Bundle - Lovely. 

Thanks so much for visiting!! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Noah's Turkey

It's here!!  Thanksgiving is tomorrow!!  Tonight I made a card to give my sister for Thanksgiving.  She hosts our family dinner each year and really goes all out!!  I'm so looking forward to spending time around the table with family!!  God is so good!!

Deconstructed Sketch No. 78I used the sketch over at Deconstructed Sketches along with a cute NOAH image from Sassy Cheryl's!!  I love her images - so fun!!  The papers are from Simple Stories - Harvest Lane.  The ribbon, button and sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  I colored the image with Copics, fussy cut it out and mounted it with Pop Dots.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #181

Here in the States today is a busy day for many with preparations for Thanksgiving tomorrow...  Many are travelling, many are baking and here in New England, many are washing their Patriots jerseys for tomorrow night's game against the Jets!!  But seriously, many have been acknowledging things that they are thankful for for the past several days.  I am so thankful for my Lord and Saviour, my family, friends, my church family AND my friends and family here in Blog land.  I am so thankful for all of our followers here at Sweet Sketch Wednesday - you bless us each week with your creations - so, Thank You!!
This week we have another great Sketch from Arlana. 
We also have a wonderful faithful Sponsor Sally Ann Hancock of the Digi Stamp Boutique.
All images/designs are created and copyright owned by Sally-Ann Hancock. My work means the world to me - it allows my passion to draw and create, to fit with my family life too - often the inspiration for my designs. Hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy creating.

Sally Ann is giving 6 free digi images to this week's winner!!  So, come and play along with us!!

Here is my card for this week...

I'm so thankful that you have stopped by and I hope you will join us this week!!

Blessings to you my friends!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Sassy Cheryl's has a fun Challenge going on - Belated Birthday!!  Not to say it's fun to miss a birthday, but it is fun to choose an image that expresses just how sorry you are that you are late - the Sassy Sally image says just that to me:  OOPS!!  I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday along with papers from LotV Nit Wit Collection.  The image is colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with Pop Dots.  I also added three little purple roses from Recollections.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #180

Happy Wednesday!!  I love Wednesdays - it's the middle of the week... almost to the weekend... and time to break out a new Sketch and DT Inspiration at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
This week our Sponsor is one of my personal favorites - Sassy Cheryl's!!  I love her images, especially Sassy Sally (hmm, I wonder why...) 
Hi everyone! Sassy Cheryl here and I’m so happy to be sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.
I have been creating graphics and have licensed my work to companies such as Kohl's, Hobby Lobby and Shopko, among others, for over eight years. I started creating digital images about twelve years ago. I absolutely LOVE to draw and always carry a small sketchbook for those times when a bit of inspiration hits. It's been a lifelong dream to become a working artist, and besides deadlines, I LOVE everything about what I do! It really helps that I have a very supportive husband and son (they also can be my biggest critics!).

Through the digis I create, I’ve met so many wonderful, talented ladies. The projects they make using my images makes it all worth it. ‘Can’t wait to see what you will create with my Sassy images. 

Sassy Cheryl is awarding a $5.00 Gift Certificate to her Digi Shop to the winner!!
Another great Sketch by Arlana this week...
Great Sketch for showing off those papers you love!!  I used a new paper pad I picked up from MME.  I am using Sassy Cheryl's Snowey & his I colored him up with my Copics and added Liquid Glass from Close to MY Heart to give him a little shine.
I'm so glad you have stopped by and I do hope you will join in on our Challenge this week -
I can not wait to see your creations!!
Blessings to you!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pure Innocence Gymnastics!!

Tonight I made a couple of cards using the Pure Innocence Gymnastics stamp.  The first is with this week's Sketch #97 over at My Favorite Things.  I used bright papers from the Amy Tangerine paper pad.  I paper pieced the leotard and cut the image out and mounted her with Pop Dots.  

The second card is for the Challenge over at Sketch Saturday.  The paper is from sei Vanilla Sunshine.  The ribbon is from my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Blessings to you!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

You Make Me Smile

Tonight I made a card using ALL Close to My Heart materials!!  I haven't done that in awhile and I must say I love the way it came out =)  The DP is from the new Paper Pack Clementine.  I love the color combination in that paper.I distressed the Saddle CS by misting it with water, crumpling it up and then smoothing it out to dry.  Once dry, I used Saddle ink with a dauber and rubbed over the whole area - kind of gives the CS a "leathery" look.  I love the Burlap ribbon which is also new.  The brads are from my old CtMH stash.  I did color the image with Copics and then fussy cut it out with my CtMH Utility Knife - I LOVE this knife!!  Once cut out I mounted it with Pop Dots.

How cute is this image?  He is Sassy Cheryl's Noah - Love him =)  I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday.  I am also entering this card in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge and the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Fall Leaves and

Thanks so much for visiting my Blog!!

Blessings to you!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #179 and Stamp Fairy

Welcome friends - it's Wednesday and at Sweet Sketch Wednesday it means a new Challenge!!  I am so excited to see just what our followers will create this week.  I love our Sketch by Arlana.  I loved working with it!!  I hope you will break out your papers and images and join in on the fun!!  Post as many cards as you like to the Challenge - we LOVE to see your cards!!

This week our sponsor is Stamp Fairy!! 

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image every Friday and Guest Designers each month. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate!!
Being the owner of 2 Boxers, (Summer 1 year old and still so much a puppy, and Boston 6 years old - and as you can tell by this picture, not so much a puppy), I had to use Charlie!!  I love this cute little doggie image!!  I had some paper in my stash that went perfectly with Charlie.  A fun card to make!!
I do hope you will play along - Enjoy!!
Blessings to you all!! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Anything but Square...

This week over at Sassy Cheryl's the Challenge is to create a card that is anything but Square.  I have been antsy to use an image of hers that is just so stinkin' cute!!  This little girl blowing the giant Bubble just makes me laugh!!  I used the Sketch from Deconstructed Sketches (again, second card in a row =) The image is colored with Copics.  Papers are from Cosmo Cricket - Tea Time.  I made the paper flower using a Sizzix Die, wet the two pieces, crinkled them up and set them under my bright lamp to dry.  I then smoothed them out and voila.  I am happy with how it came out and have to thank Kathie from my SSW Team for the instructions she had on her post this week - awesome Kathie!!  I also used lace trim from Recollections.

Here is the Sketch...

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I sure am GRATEFUL for Daylight Savings Time...  Up way too late tonight, so very happy to "Fall Back"!!

Just Married!!

I Love making wedding cards!!Yesterday A girl I work with got married.  The wedding was wonderful and she was absolutely gorgeous!!    For this one I used a cute Just Married image and colored it in with Copics.  I used papers from two different MME pads, lace and a flower from Recollections and "jewels" from Close to My Heart.  I used the sketch at Deconstructed Sketches switching out the squares and circles...  seemed to work =)