Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's To Do List.....

A few months back I got a book called
Mixed Media Paint Box
Weekly Projects for a Year of Creative Exploration
Basically a project a week.
And it is something I want to try to do!

They will be my

Paint Box Projects
Now knowing myself the way I do and knowing
the way life tends to happen....
I may be doing a few of the projects out of order,
a few in the same week or maybe even skip one or two.
Now if I skip one in the book I have made mayself promise
I will come up with something different so I will still
have 52 projects finished at the end of 2013!
I have purchased or gotten together, if I already have the
stuff, the things I need for the first few months of projects.
I have also set it up that I will post every Tuesday the finished project!
Fingers crossed!
The first project is to paint on silk.
So I have bought the required materials...
Silk Fabric
Fluid Acrylic Paint
GAC 900 by Golden
Acrylic Flow Release
(optional..not sure which way I will go)
the other materials I own....
Embroidery Hoop
Palette Knife
Off we go!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Been Awhile!

Wow, it has been awhile since I posted anything!

I want to apologize that I have not been around commenting on blogs,
facebook or anywhere else!
I am still here! LOL
I have been sick since just after Thanksgiving...
got this crud that seems to stick in the chest and make you feel like you
are going to cough up a lung every few hours!
This post is going to be photo heavy!
I have actual been creating a few things that I could not
post about because they were Christmas presents.
Both were made using mirros, different types of mediums,
and of course all types of odd and ends....
Here is a 12 x 12 mirror that I made for my mom...
These are the flowers, cage, bird and swirls that I painted and spritzed.
I saned the mirror edges after taping one of my grand spellbinder sqyuare dies to the center.
The medium is the one with beads by liquitex. I added peach paint and decided it needed a lot more! SO I used Luminere paint, Donna Salazar ink pads, and distressed inks by Tim Holtz.

All of the diecuts and flowers have embossing powder to give them some shine.
These are the charms I added and of course the bottom
of the brid and cage that I cut out using the die from Sizzix and Tim Holtz.

The fence I die cut and glued together...added some sand with
gold glitter along the bottom to give even more dimension.

 Rather than show the one I made for Jenna on this same post
I will add it tomorrow!
Hope you had a fantastic holiday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snow Flakes Are Falling!

Only for the latest challenge at
Scrapper's Delights!
This weeks challenge is brought to us by
Miss Janice!
The wonderful and talented owner and artist of Scrapper's Delights!
And the theme is
Here is what I came up with...
I used one of the Stargazer Girls.
There is actually a lot of sparkle and glitter on this card!
I just could not get the angle just right!
I created it all digitally, printed it, and added some glitter!
Please check out the Challenge Blog for all the details
and the winner of the last challenge!
Last week was a rough week...
ending with the horrible tradegy that occurred in CT.
My heart goes out to each of those families.
My Christmas wish is to send healing thoughts to each of them.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Let It Snow!

Today starts the latest challenge over at
Miss Gina has chosen SNOW for our theme.
Now living in southern AZ we don't see snow that often.
Today is actually the coldest it's been all winter....58 and rainy!
But sadly no snow in out forcast for awhile! :(
Here is what I came up with using
I used paper from one of my Taylored Expressions kits,
snow flakes (can't see them real well) from Jolee's,
and of course flakes for my snow!
Hope you head over to the challenge blog and
see what the other DT members have created.
And join in on the fun!
There are prizes to win!

Monday, December 3, 2012

2 posts today!

Scrapper's Delights Challenge!

This weeks challenge at Scrapper's Delights is:
I chose to make a tag using one of the adorable angels!
My angel was colored with Copics and glitter!
The background was created by using 2 metal mesh
pieces that I added course paste over...let dry a bit and then removed the mesh.
I sprayed several things on top...over the course of a few hours..
(2 shades of blue fireworks spray, smooch blue, dylusions chocolate,
another brown and gold)
Then used a Donna S mixed media leather color ink pad for the edges.
The flowers were punches that I also spritz and sprayed.
Added a little rhinestone in the center and added
the branches punch for my leaves.
I also had some chipboard pieces that I added---
they came blue and sparkly.
It is a bit more muddy than the I wanted but I like it!

You can see the texture a bit more in these pics!
So what you need to do is get over to the challenge blog and
see what the other DT has done to inspire you
and get your project up on the linky!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Creatalicious Challenges                                                           Winter
Papercraft Junkies Challenge                                                     Embellish It
Dream Valley Challenges                                                          Non-Traditional Christmas

Anything Goes and A Wedding!

Sassy Studio Designs
is sponsoring not one but two challenges today!
The first is The Crafty Bloggers Network
their theme is "Anything Goes"
and the second is Card Mania
with the theme "Wedding or Anniversary"
I decided to make a keepsake box for my niece,
who is getting married in January...

I took a plain white box that I bought
at Taylored Expressions.
I used a piece of paper from a wedding kit called
Country Boutique Wedding Papers Mini Kit by Fancy Pants.
I bought that from PartTime Sally.
I distressed the paper, added white gesso,
crackle paste, course pumice paste and an iridescent paint.
I used mod podge over the entire box
and then added the image
and added more mod podge over that.
The images was colored with Copics,
fairy dust paint, and glitter on the veil.
I added rhinestones for her ring and earring.
The charms are from Michael's...
I love the added engagement ring!
The flowers are from Wild Orchid...
the black were white and colored with
black Copic marker.
I sprayed all of them with diamond spritz.
I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network                                                Anything Goes
Anything But A Card Challenge                                     Anything But A Card!
Digi Galore                                                                      Anything Goes
Life & Love Crafts Challenge                                         Anything But A Card
Challenges 4 Everybody                                                 Anything Goes

Friday, November 30, 2012

FFF 11/30 Create A Scene

Guess what?
Another week with
2 free images as SSD on PCP!
This week we have either....
Grand Ballroom or Home For The Holidays!
I used the Grand Ballroom...
I used the latest Sassy Santa.
I kept the base of the card pretty simple because of the
coloring on the scene.
Added a Christams Tree sticker and some presents!
Hopefully you can get on over to the site and grab your images!

It's Begining To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Good Morning!
Today starts the next challenge at Guylou's Inimitability!
This week is
Non Traditional Christmas Colors.
THe theme was brought to us by our faithful and talented owner/artist
Here is what I came up with using Roger and Leah Christmas 1
I decided to go with browns.
Even stuck with coloring the image with different shades of browns and golds.
But had to add the flakes!
You can't see that well but there is brown ink on the flakes!
Make sure you check out the challenge blog and see what the other
DT members created!
Can't wait to see what you all create!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's A Pixie Christmas!

Hope you all are doing great this wonderful Wednesday!
Today I am showing a Christmas card I made using one of the
I just love how Janice did her hair and her wings!
I usually opt for the digi image to color but when I saw her this way
I just had to get her!
I am sure there are several things in the SD store that you will love!
Janice always has some cool things on sale!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door                                 Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations                                                Anything Goes


Saturday, November 24, 2012

FFF Create A Scene

I missed posting this yesterday!
With Thanksgiving I completely lost track of what day it was!
SO here is my FFF project
for the theme
"Create A Scene"
Hopefully you were able to get your freebies...
I used Tropical Scene but both Tropical and Under The Sea
were freebies!
I had a lot of fun coloring this one.
I tried to play around with shading on the mountains and water!
Hope you like it!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

It's Monday morning...the start
of a short week! YEAH!!!
It was a pretty good weekend...
Patriots won, Steelers lost and I got my mom's B-day frame done!
I just took an acrylic frame, added gesso and then
fiber paste for a mat. The paste has 2 colors of alcohol inks
added to make the teal color.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid, the heart, pin and tag are
from Michael's mixed media section.
I added crystal stems and bead stems around the flowers.
Here is the card I made...
My image is from Saturated Canary
Her name is Whispy.
I colored her with Prisma Markers and clear star.
The skirt part of her dress is actually popped up to give some dimension.
I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everyone                                                               Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges                                                           Anything Goes

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thank You For....

Have you ever noticed that the closer you get to Sunday
the faster the week goes and the closer you get to the end of the year
the more time flies?
Well, both have certainly happened for me!
My weekend is almost over and
I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is this week.
Speaking of Thanksgiving...
being thankful is our theme this week at Scrapper's Delights!
Bought to us by Miss Gloria!
Here is the card I made using Stargazer Girl
The papers are form one of the vintage paper pads I have
and can never remember the name of! LOL
I added brown ribbon and the brown roses!
I used copics to color the image.
Check out the challenge blog for all deets!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Joy Of Giving

Welcome to the latest Sassy Studio Designs release.
This weeks theme is Vintage or Shabby Chic!
What a great way to capture the feel of Christmas!

Here is what I made using All Wrapped Up...

I used some old paper that I had in my stash for the
background and added some ripped and torn pieces form a
sheet of paper that has post cards on it.
I added some sticker stamps, paper flowers and leaves,
and stamped one of the Tim Holtz ticket stamps on an
inked sheet of Kraft cardstock!
Oh and some vintage ribbon.
We are having a challenge for all of you to join...
tomorrow will be the link attached to the bottom of the post
on the SSD Blog and you can add your vintage or shabby chic
creations there!
There will be prizes awarded, so what are you waiting for?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Good Friday Morning!
For my Fabulous Freebie Friday go here.
For my Guylou's Inimitability Chllenge go here.

It's A Challenge Full Of Thanks!

Our challenge this week at Guylou's Inimitability
is brought to us by the charming Miss Carla!
And the theme is Thanks For Everything.
Your project can be thank you, Thanksgiving or anything along the lines of thanks.
This is what I came up with using Miguel and Lemons:

I added glaze to the pitcher to make is shine a bit,
colored my image with Copics and my papers are from
 Everyday Moments by Teresa Collins.
You can check out all the deets on the challenge blog.
Challenge ends: November 29th
Our Guest Designer is  Ursula

Sassy Studio Designs FFF 11-16 Make It Sparkle!

It's week two for the
"Make It Sparkle"
must use something that sparkles!
And the image is
"Immortal Love"
I admit I am a Twilight fan, but I wait until the movie comes
out on one of the pay channels.
I just don't like movie theaters! Weird I know!
Anyway here is my card!
I kept is pretty simple...the image says so much!
I used rhinestones in the corners as well as with the flowers.
I colored the image with Prisma markers.
And my paper is from Posh (I think) LOL
Don't forget the image is only available for 24 hours.
Tomorrow we will be having the latest SSD release so check back!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Bigger Than Average Card

Hi everyone!
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.
Outside of working on Saturday it hasn't been too bad! LOL
My husbands family has been going through a lot lately.
It started out a few weeks ago with Dave's brother Warren,
he fell down some stairs and ended up with some sort of brain injury.
At first there was no response, no activity at all.
Then on Saturday we got a call from Steven, Dave's other brother,
saying that Warren has been moving.
When asked he gave a thumbs up, moved his arm and moved his leg.
This is huge. We thank God that there has been
some sign that he could come out of this.
Any prayers you can send out we appreciate!

Here is a card I made...

It is just over 8.5" x 11"
and I used pictures from when the 3 boys were little!
We have plenty of room for every one to sign!

Thank you for visiting!
Have a fantastic week!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Congrats Ruza!

Ruza is celebrating this month!
She has reached several milestones with her blog
and it gives me great pleasure to share that with her!
Check out her blog here for all the deets!
Congrats Ruza!

Friday, November 9, 2012

SSD FFF 11-9 Make It Sparkle!

This week seems to be draggin on.
But I am so glad it is Friday.
This weeks theme at the Sassy Studio Designs
Fabulous Friday Freebie is:
Make It Sparkle!
You can add bling, glitter, anything that sparkles!
The image is:
I Know What You Are
Here is what I came up with:
My papers each have some sort of sparkle to them...
the background of the image is actually spritz with Diamond Spray.
And of course the added rhinestones!
My image is colored with Prisma Markers.
Now get your butts over to the SSD group on PCP to get your freebie!
It won't last long!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

For the Sassy Studio Designs blog hop go here.

For the Scrsapper's Delights Anything Goes Challenge go here.

Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights!

I got to choose the challenge at Scrapper's Delights this week
and decided to go all crazy with


So with out further ado:

I used one of the newest "Stargazer Girls" and added the wings!
and made a corner bookmark.
I used my Prisma Markers...
I did her wings in cool greys, clothes in french greys and hair in warm.
Her skin is in brick white with a bit of blush.
Make sure you check out the challenge blog for all the deets!

50 Shades Of Sassy Blog Hop Celebration!

Hey there and welcome to the
50 Shades Of Sassy Blog Hop Celebration!
Hopefully you came from the dynamic Debbie's blog...
if not you want to start at the SSD Blog and work your way through!

Today we are celebrating the 800 SSD members on Paper Craft Planet!
Thank you to all the ladies that got us there!
And to really thank you Lindsay made a super image...


I have been trying to work on a mixed media book...
my favorite things...books, music,days in my life...
and using a different and new techniques, so what better way to
show off my love of the book.

OK now onto the "rules"....

You need to visit SSD on PCP to get the image
(starting today and on there until 11/10 at 11:59 PST)

The challenge is listed on the SSD Blog and that is where the linky will be!
(open the same time frame as the image)

Your project must be in shadesof greys, black and white.
Your image may be colored.

There will be prizes...but then you all knew that!

Hop Commenters: (random) Two images of choice for two randomly selected commenters.
Challenge Grand Prize: (chosen by team) All images from next release in November & GDT spot for FFF on PCP for December.
Challenge Random Prize: Two images from November release.

Anyone that uses the freebie image for the challenge will get
Lingerie Lindsay e-mailed to them for free as well.

Your next stop is the awesome Alaine's blog!

Here is the hop order in case you get lost!

Can't wait to see what happens at 900!

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's Friday!

I have 2 posts today!

The first is SSD for the FFF!
And the second is for the newest Guylou's Inimitability challenge!


Tickle Me Silly Over At Guylou's Inimitability!

Hiya everybody!
Today starts our next challenge over at Guylou's Inimitability!
This weeks theme is brought to us by the Rocking Miss Roxann!
And the theme is Tickle me...
you must use a feather on your project.
Here is the project I came up with!
I wanted a tag to be able to go with a going away gift.
So I figured Lotus Traveling was perfect!
I used a kraft tag that I spritz with fireworks sprays, added
Tim Holtz tissue paper, an epoxy sticker ad of course FEATHERS!
Hope you like it!
NOW get on over to the challenge blog and check out the
other DT members projects!
Our guest designer is Julie!
The challenge will run from today until the 15th!
I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
D.L. Art                                                                Anything Goes

FFF 11-2 Texture!

Well it is Friday and time for another Fabulous Freebie!
Hopefully you all get a chance to head over to SSD on PCP
and pick up your images.
That's right another week, another 2 images!
THis time I got to be a bit more angelic!
I made a canvas, a real one this time, spraying it with
fireworks spray and smooch spritz.
Then added Golden medium with beads...
I wanted a bit more umph so I added some silver beads to each cloud.
Colored my image with Copics, glitter pens and glitter on her wings.
Added the poem and spritz it too...then
added modge podge ovet it all.
The theme is texture...
so add your feathers, beads, paint, whatever onto your projects!
Can't wait to see what you create!
We are so excited to have reached 800 members on the SSD group on PCP!
we are having a mini hop on Sunday, there will be a freebie and a challenge.
Stop back by here on Sunday you are going to LOOOOOVVVVEEEEEE the new freebie!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday                                                       Angels and Fairies
D.L. Art                                                                          Anything Goes


Friday, October 26, 2012

FFF Sassy Angel/Sassy Devil

Happy Friday!
I am so glad it is Friday!
Not only because of the FFF (2 images this week)
but this has been a long week.
SO this week the theme for FFF is texture.
We want to see your projects with texture...
paint, fabric, embossing, feathers whatever just give us texture!
I sponges and sprayed my back ground...used glitter for me letters...and puff balss for my spiders!
I used a template for the card and fussy cut my image.
I used a clear star gel pen to go over her dress, boots and pumpkin face!
Have you gotten your images yet?
Check it out here....SSD on PCP.
Cannot wait to see what you all create!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Punked                                                                   Halloween
Craftymess Challenge                                                     Halloween


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Little Something!

Today I have a little something to show you...
I have been really wanting to get into more mixed media...
AND Soldering!
Now I have purchased most of what I need BUT don't have it all
in my hot little hands! Trying to be patient!
So here is something I have been working on...

and added my scene using Autumn Sunrise kit.
Both of course can be found in the Scrapper's Delights store!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scrapper's Delights Sketch Challenge!

Sunday started the latest challenge at
This week we have a sketch brought to us by Laurie!

Here is my take...

I used Copic markers on my image, Autumn Nyph 2
I fussy cut her and removed the pumpkin,
glitter on her wings,
paper from Today, Tomorrow, Forever by Recollections,
buttons and ribbon from my stash!
Don't forget to check out the challenge on our challenge blog here.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Two Posts, Two Projects!

I have two projects/posts today!
Click here for Guylou's Inimitability Challenge
Click here for SSD FFF

FFF Evil Sorceress

Happy Friday!
This week the SSD Fabulous Friday Freebie is the
"Evil Sorceress!
Check it out, you only have 24 hours to get her!
The theme is "Halloween"!

In my mind I saw something different...
but this is what came out of all that thinking...LOL
I wanted it to be dark and spooky and went
with the darker purple for my mats and her dress
but every picture I took it doesn't have the pop like it does in person!
Hopefully you caught this in time to get this fabulous image!
We have so much fun on SSD on PCP so why don't you join us!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons                                                           Spooky
Divas by Design                                                                        Spooky

1,2,3, Can U Scare Me?

Welcome to another challenge at
This week the theme came from me!
I have had Halloween on the brain, can you tell?
Anyway the actual challenge is
1 Ribbon
2 Embellishments (flowers, metal, etc..)
3 Decorative Papers
I made a treat bag using the new
I considered the RIP to be one embelly and the skull to be the other.
You cannot see the ribbon that is a handle and
of course the bow holding on the tags.
My decorative papers came from Martha Stewart
and I used one for the bag, one for the large tag (bats) and
one for the inside and the to, from tag.
The bag/holder is supposed to have a whole rather
than a ribbon handle but I liked the tombstone look!
I hope you join us for this fun and fabulous challenge!
Check it out here.
And check out all the other DT members blogs to see what they created!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons                                             Spooky
Divas by Design                                                          Spooky

Saturday, October 13, 2012

SSD Mini Release Halloween Hop

Hi every body!
Hope you are enjoying the hop so far!
These ladies have completely rocked this challenge
and have created some amazing projects
and this is just day one!

So you should have arrived here from
if not start at the beginning!
You do not want to miss anything!

For this wonderful mini release I got to use
Miss (kick butt) Vampire Slayer!

I made a canvas card...the back has a place for writing...almost like a post card!

We had a Halloween Bingo Card to play with...

I chose the top line bat, bird, spooky sign, fence and web...then
because I liked the whole cemetary feel I added tombstones!
Remember you can add more but make sure you get your 5 items in there.
You are doing the challenge right?
You have one week from Sunday to get your project done...
the linky will be at the end of tomorrows post!
There will be people randomly chosen from comments left on blogs
and of course winners chosen from the entries we get in on the challenge!

Here is the hop order:

We will be chatting tonight at the party blog!
Or is it on the party blog?
HMMM anyway be there at 6 pm PST tonight!
Don't forget the hop continues tomorrow!

Your next stop is the charming Miss Christine!

Thanks for joining us!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Card Making Mama's                                      Halloween or Spooky
Craftymess                                                      Anything Goes

Friday, October 12, 2012


WOW I am way behind....
I meant to do this post yesterday but as you can see that didn't happen!
My computer was not even turned on yesterday!
Shopping with Jenna all day.
Anyway this weeks theme for our FFF is
and the freebie is
Miss Kitty!
Make sure you get on over to SSD on PCP
because she is only free for 24 hours!
Here is the card I made with her:
You cannot see it that well but I twisted two ribbons together,
added a cat charm and used a lot of sparkles!
The paper is from one of my Martha Stewart paper pads (I think)!
Now I missed yesterdays sneak peek so I will leave you with
yesterdays and todays!

Don't forget to leave your guesses on the SSD post!
I want to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can                                           Sketch
Crafts and Me                                                          Anything Goes