Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Simply Illuminating...

Hello lovely people!  How are you all today? Well, I hope. It's pretty late at night here and I didn't sleep well last night, so I'm not gonna blather on and just get to it if that's ok.
Here... my Illuminating project. I really wanted to step away from cards for a change and thought this little cutie...'Secret Santa' is her name, would be perfect. I decided to go with traditional Christmas colors this time around and I'm very happy I did! 
Oh' I would like to add that one I got her on her my DD came over to me at my table and said" Look, Mom, a princess!", it was sooo cute. I can't believe she only just turned two. Maybe your children said all kinds of stuff, but rest assured my boys were not talking like that at her age,lol I really love just watching and listening to her. Lately she's even been thanking me for doing her hair, isn't that cute :)
Ok, ok, I said I was gonna keep it short. So I took a bunch of pics of this and really couldn't decide which one I liked the best, so here are a couple more views...


It's kind of an awkward shape to photograph. So, um, I guess I should also note that those flowers were colored to match and that trim is from my local hobby store. I've placed rhinestones all the way around the  candle...which is battery operated I forgot to mention, so here is the back view...

So, that should do it. If you ever decided to make one of these I def recommend using the battery operated ones as there are more decorating options and you can give them to younger children as well. I personally live in tornado alley(power outages are common), so it's really a great idea for all my children to have access to something like this. If you wanna check my post at the Sassy Dt blog I've left some short instructions there.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Colorful Christmas...

....or is it, lol I got a little carried away with the crackled paint,lol You may have seen this...

on the Sassy Dt blog on Wednesday, but I've been very busy since then and haven't had time to post here until now. Honestly I was probably making myself busy more then anything as it's still sweltering hot where I live(in the hundreds here people) and our A/C went out not to mention we had a terrible wind storm and lost shingles on our roof and as a nice little topper Ants have decided to make my home their''s been a great week!! Anyway, they say it comes in threes, so fingers crossed that's it for a while. 
I really enjoyed making this card, just wish I'd toned down the paint a little, but hey, it's really snowing now,lol The papers, now a little hard to see, are from BoBunny and Fancy Pants. I love that were now using all sorts of colors for Christmas and it's no longer just about red, green, and blue.

Here is a close up of 'All Spruced Up' as she's called and I colored her as I envision my little DD some years from now.  I've created the snow with polar white flowersoft  and then added icicle stickles(on the paint as well) I've had those cool snowflakes for a while and lucky for me they matched just perfectly and I'm down to only 3 :(   I do have a cricut so I can make my own, but it's so much more time consuming and I'm a slow crafter as it is,lol, but I guess I don't have a choice now.
Ok, well that's all I got for now, I gotta make a little Dora card quick and it's off to a pool party this's supposed to be 106 degrees, so a great day for that! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I got  a couple new Sugar Nellie digis to work on so hopefully I'll have them early next week. Oh's I almost forgot, there's a new GIVEAWAY going on at the Sassy Dt blog starting today so go check that out!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Simply Sassy New Release Blog Hop

Hello, Lovely People!! It's time again to release some more Simply Sassy's  and these are sure to DELIGHT!! If you've just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the begining of the hop please go to the Simply Sassy Dt Blog, if you're coming from Carisa's blog your on the right track. So, have you been enjoying yourself so far?? Aren't these images just fantastic?? Oh' we ALWAYS  say that I know, but Krista(Sassy artist) just seems do out do herself with each release!
Ok, well, I know you've got a few more stops to make, so I'll get on with the show...

Meet 'Christmas Kisses' ...the perfect Christmas girl to give the one you love! She was such a pleasure to color and I loved that the papers(Basic Grey) I chose had so many colors for me to choose from. I've kept the embellishments simple to better show off the image, but I think with all that glitter it doesn't really need much else,lol.

Here's a little closer view. I decided to give her darker skin and hair and I love how it turned out! I really suprised myself with the color choices for her outfit, but I stepped out of my comfort zone and am happy to say I'm loving the end result!

Here are my copics and that does it for me. I hope you are enjoying the hop your next stop is the wonderfully talented Lou. Don't forget, there's a complete set of  this release up for grabs, so if you wanna chance to win be sure to leave a comment  on all DT and Guest Dt members blogs and the Simply Sassy Dt blog before Monday mignight GMT which is 6pm CST here in the US.  If you can't wait, get you stamps now at

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Opps, I forgot...

Been so busy getting my shelves restocked and my kids back on some sort of schedule I completely forgot to make a couple of posts. So, 1 was my  Sassy Dt Inspiration for this week and that was this...

It's a bookmark with a special little twist...

...It's magnetic!! I'm not a big fan of tassles and my 2yr old is, so I had to think a little outside the box here. Lucky for me I had some thin magnetic sheets lying around so I cut and extra strip of paper for the back of the bookmark, folded it, then added magnets to the insides and taped that to the back of the bookmark. There you have it, and easy peasy bookmark that won't fall out!! 

Stamp: Guinevere  by Simply Sassy for Sugar Nellie 

BoBunny butterfly stamp from Gabrielle collection
Background words stamp by Glitz Design
Tim Holtz Distressor
lace from stash
thin magnet sheet

Ok, secondly, a new challenge started Wednesday over at Southern Girls and the theme is anything goes. The two fabulous sponsors this week are The Stamp Fairy and Simply Betty so I'm sure you won't want to miss out on getting one of those prizes.

That should be everything I forgot. Life should be back to normal next week, but be sure to tune in tomorrow as were having a Simply Sassy new release blog hop and I'm sure you won't want to miss that!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

All that glitters...

Hello my lovely followers it's been a while, sorry about that, I had to unexpectly join my kiddos on thier vacation as DD got real sick. I've been here a little over a week and and I forgot to post my Sassy inspiration post last week, sorry about that. Ok, well, on to the card then...

This is Fashionista and you can find her at Funky Kits here.  This card is really pretty IRL and this pic does not do it justice.
These pretty papers are from Kaisercraft and the embellies are from misc. places.

Here is the standing easel view of the card. These don't usually photograph well, so I didn't want to put it first.

A close up of you can see she is not short on glitter herself!! I really love how she turned out and I think I've said it before, but I really gotta use purple more often, it's such a pretty color.  It was a litle bit of a challenge finding purple paper, but so worth it!

Well, that's all for today. Sorry to say there's gonna be aother bit of space on here as I won't be heading back home until this weekend. I'll see you next week with some more inspiration and things will get back to normal after that.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!