Friday, March 4, 2011


I am going green with Sassy Studio Designs.  I am new to digital images and let me just tell you that I love them.  I picked out this cute little sassy mermaid from SSD.  I also got a couple of Sassy freebies.  I still don't know how to download and paypal and all that so I made my sister...let me correct myself...I made my amazingly wonderful sister do it for me.  Computers confuse me.   Did I mention I now owe her $3?  I thought rubber stamping was cool but digis take cool to a whole new level.

Anyway, the challenge was to use green as the main color.  I colored her with my generic watercolor markers.  I think I did good for a beginner.  I really hate the eyeshadow.  I asked my sister (who is on the Design Team) if she puts eyeshadow on hers and she said yes.  So I tried and I really don't like the way her eyes came out.  I think from now on I will leave the eyeshadow off.

I used more liberated (ok stolen) cardstock that I got from Ohio to make the card.  The ribbon and the gems were all mine.  I also used a Marvy punch for around the mermaid.  Not too shabby for a newbie.  All my sentiment stamps are just cheap ones I got from clearance bins.  I am not sure where this one came from. 

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Hope to see you again soon.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Time for a Teddy

Things have been so sad lately.  I needed some comfort and what is more comforting than a Teddy Bear?  I stamped this cute little guy and colored him with generic water color markers from Pat Catan's.  I shop there every time I go to Ohio.  My sister lives right behind one.  You really can't beat the prices there.  I punched out the mat with my new Marvy punches.  I used a bit of grosgrain ribbon and a beautiful metal leaf charm.  The paper was from the stash I stole from my sister's studio.  She will never miss it!!!!

I am entering this in the 2 Sisters Teddy Bear Picnic challenge.  I am still just trying for one challenge a week.  Hopefully I will get savvy enough to enter more that one challenge with the same card in the near future.  But for now, one is enough.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hanging with Billy-Wayne

This beautiful flower is dedicated to the most amazing woman in the mother.  She passed away this week and it was the hardest thing I have ever been through.  My boyfriend and I traveled to Ohio to see her one last time.  My heart was broken.  My sister is an avid crafter and she took me to Pat Catan's which is a very affordable craft store in Ohio.  I found this image for only $1.  My sister crafts to relax so we all decided to do a little.

I ran the background through the texture boutique to emboss it with these great flowers.  The cardstock is all generic, at least I think it is.  My sister has these big racks full of paper and I may have taken a ton of it home with me.  Woops!  I colored the image with Copics which was my first attempt at using them.  Not too bad for someone who only crafts because my sister makes me.

Now comes the fun part.  I have been dating Billy-Wayne for a while now.  He decided he was going to craft with me and here is what he did:

Great job Billy-Wayne!!!!!!

I am entering this in only one challenge...2 Sisters Challenge which is embossing this week.  My sister is on the DT and I thought she would like that.  She is hurting too but I know my mother is in a better place.

We all love you mom!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thinking of You.....

Hi everyone.  I know I have been missing in action but I am back.  This card is for the 2 Sisters Challenge #20.  Please stop by their blog and join in.  It is for a very worthy cause.   The details are on their site so please check it out.  Sorry for the bad picture.  I am still using my phone.  I can't seem to figure out how to work my scanner and my daughter was just toooooooo busy to help me out this time.  I promise to learn how to do it by myself this year!

For the card, I just used all the scraps I had around my craft desk and just whip them together.  I didn't want to miss out on this one so I was pressed for time.  My sister loves my background paper as she has pajamas just like it!

Again, please visit the site and join in if you can.  These cards will go to hospital patients.  My mother spent 8 months straight in the hospital and she would have loved to receive cards like the ones being created.  Thanks so much.