Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 12 of 12 Days of Creepmas

Hello Lovelies, today is it... The last day for the creepmas hop!  I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have!  Just a quick little post today as I've cooking to start and gifts to wrap!!!

I used another dilly beans image for this card and some funky colors that I am loving for the holidays!!!  I think my little penguin is so cute!!!

Now don't ask me where the other pictures went to cause I couldn't tell you but the words Happy Holidays are in the top corner up there...printed from my computer....  I don't know where those pictures went honestly... I can't take another picture because this lovely little card is in Louisiana at my Aunt Wanda's house rught now!!!!  Sorry but you can picture it can't you....
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 11 of 12

Hello Lovelies, can you believe that Christmas is almost here?  I am so excited!!! 

Today I have to share with you a tag that was inspired from a swap last year.  I loved the fact that she put a little pocket on it and added some collage images for us to have!!!  So this is my tag that I made with a goodie envelope that was inspired by a tag from last year....

My goodies are from the 8x8 Christmas emporium paper pad from G45...

Remember to leave me some love and to visit the other bloggers and leave them love for your chance to win that $100 shopping spree!!! The Blog Roll is on the side bar and will remain there until the end of the month!!! Please look there for the next blog!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Domino Elf...

Hello Lovelies, today is my last day to post a domino for the 24 days of christmas on domino Art!!!  that kind of makes me sad but I know it's not my last altered domino.!!!  This one I went wild on!!! LOL  I used  the same wooden domino but added a triomino a paper clay face some of the same beads, a felt hat and a snowflake charm!!!  Let me know what you think!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

12 Days day 10 and Bombshell Pin-Up challenge

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you an ornament I made using this months Muse Monday stamp set PinStripes.  I had so much fun using that set this month!  Check out the Bombshell Blog to see what other projects the other bombshells and I have made using that set this month!!!

Today we are plaing along with this month's Pin-Up and she has challenged us to make an ornament using our bombshell stamps!  

Using one image from pinstripes set and embossing ink I stamped two circle(ish) shapes on black cardstock and embossed with black... Then I took my pewter and pearl perfect pearls and a water brush and colored them... That tutorial is on the sidebar in the tutorials section on the Bombshell blog!

Then you attach them so that they are overlapping each other!

Even my bow is made from the same image as the wreath and two of the smaller pinstripe images!  Hope you enjoy!!!
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Day 9 of 12

Hello Lovelies, toady I have for you an ATC.  It's kind of simple and I kind of like that! 

The red stamped image is from the SI set inky dreams which you can only get now through their rubber stamp club. The santa image is from inkadinkado. I used Fired Brick distress stain and Tea Dye Distress stain for the background and Archival ink for the image. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

12 Days day 8 and Dilly Beans Challenge

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you a card I made using a Dilly Beans image, 2 actually, Ruby's Candycane and the 3 presents... I cannot explain to you how much I love Ruby, almost as much as I love the Dunce Cap skellies.  There is just something about them that I can't explain!!!  Anyway This card is made using patterned paper from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas collection, cardstock in pink and turquoise and prismacolor pencils!  

Remember to leave me some love and to visit the other bloggers and leave them love for your chance to win that $100 shopping spree!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days day 7

Hello Lovelies, today is another Domino day!!!  This is another wooden domino from the circus set with the same beads and colors as the other domino... can you guess what colors I decorated with this year... LMAO!!!  anyway this is another Dilly Beans image the dunce cap skellies and colored with my sakura gelly pens.  diamond stickles and some white paint on the background....  

Remember to leave me love and to visit the rest of the bloggers and leave them love as well for your chance to win that $100 shopping spree....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bombshell Sketch

Hello Lovelies, it's time for another awesome sketch from the wonderful Bombshell Kathi!!!  I love all of her sketches and if you want more of them check them out on the Bombshell blog!!

Today I used patterned paper from Teresa Collins Christmas Home collection and Bombshell Stamp sets Rise and Shine, Holiday Accessory, and  Pin Stripes which is also our spotlight set of the month so be sure to check out the Muse Mondays on the Bombshell blog every monday to see the many different ways the Bombshell DT are using this set!!

Now head on over to the Bombshell Blog to see what the other DT have made and remember to go to each blog to leave love cause you never know where the monthly winner will come from... Our Prize Patrol bombshell is everywhere!!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 6 of 12

Hello Lovelies,  today I have for you a cute little card I made using a cute little dilly beans image called Ruby.  She is going traditional today (color wise anyway)!! LOL  Well I guess if you can throw black into traditional colors she is traditional! 

She is colored with my prismacolor pencils.  And a permapaque marker by sakura.  Her background papers are from the Teresa collins Christmas Home collection. 

Remember to leave me some love and to visit the other bloggers and leave them love for your chance to win that $100 shopping spree!!! The Blog Roll is on the side bar and will remain there until the end of the month!!! Please look there for the next blog!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Muse Mondays....

Hello Lovelies, today is another Muse Monday over on the Bombshell blog!!!  This month we are featuring the PinStripes stamp set from Bombshell stamps.   I am going to give you a little sneaky peaky at my card I made for today and you have to go over to the Bombshell blog to see the rest!!!

Now go go go to the Bombshell blog to see the whole card!!!!!  You know you wanna!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Day 5 of 12

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you another tag I made for another gift.  This one I used some of my Tim Holtz images I got on clearence last year.  This tag was cut from patterned paper, just a vintage with very tone on tone pattern, then I used tea dye distress ink to make it a little more and stamped my images with Fired Brick distress ink.  The little image charm came from the little envie of goodies I got last year in a swap!!!

Remember to leave me some love and to visit the other bloggers and leave them love for your chance to win that $100 shopping spree!!! The Blog Roll is on the side bar and will remain there until the end of the month!!! Please look there for the next blog!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Dilly Beans Challenge Traditional Colors

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you a card I made for the newest Dilly Beans challenge Traditional Christmas colors.  As you all know if you saw any of my posts for 31 days I love this image from Dilly Beans..Dunce Cap Skellies.... and I said in one of those posts that I couldn't wait to play with this one for christmas as well!!! SOOOOOOO I did!  I took those dunce cap skellies and turned them into christmas skellies!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  I don't say that often about my own stuff but I love this card!!!  The words on the patterned paper and the skellies, it is quite simple but has great impact I think..... The patterned paper is from Teresa collins the Christmas Home collection....


A Very Merry Steampunk Holiday

Hello Lovelies,  today is super special for me... My friend and fellow APDT member Leslie Rahye has decided to have a Holiday Blog hop... What's special about this one, well it's steampunk of course.  We could do anything we liked with a steampunk theme so I decided to do a Snowman/Top Hat!!  Now my vision for this is to make a paper mache snowman to wear this hat!  No it's not done yet because I just thought of it so it's still a work in progress(the snowman) but the Hat is done.  I found these paper mache top hats at Michaels in October and snatched up a couple before they were gone.  Not really having any clue as to what I wanted to do with them then I heard about this blog hop and knew what one was going to be!!! I hope to be done with my snowman before christmas but if you have ever made your own paper mache items(big ones at that) then you know it takes a while to get them done. 

That key paper is tissue paper I got from Michael's it comes in a 5 pack... it's by recollections.  The band is some printed canvas also by recollections from Michales. 

The tiny gears are from Tim Holtz. The clear beads are dew drops.  They circle the band.

There is a double layers poinsetta with some greenery from the craft store as well.
Be sure to visit everyone and leave some love!!!  Cause everyone needs some love!!! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Day 4 of 12

Hello Lovelies, hope this day finds you all doing wonderfully!!!  Today I have to share with you a tag I made to put on one of the kidlings gifts!!!  As some of you know Grumpies are my most absolute favorite Smeared Ink images... don't know why, can't explain it, they are though!!!  So of course I had to make a tag with the holiday grumpy on it!!! 

He is sporting the only colored lights in my house... I colored him with my sakura glaze pens and sakura souffle pens then once completely dry I smeared the whole image with tea dye distress ink... The background tag is cut from some patterned paper.

I am not sure if the grumpies have a name, seems like at some point eons ago Terra and Tori had a name for one but I can't remember, anyway I have named this one Jingle and he shall be my Jingle and I shall love him and call him Jingle!!! (sorry, got finding Nemo on blu-ray and just had to channel Dori!!!)
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Thursday, December 6, 2012


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days Day 3

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you a card I made using a cute little image from of course Dilly Beans... I have no idea why I like these images so much right now but I do!!! Anyway I thought I would take this image and turn her into a cute little christmas card! 

I colored her with my prismacolor pencils and highlighted some spots with the sakura glaze pens.  Mounted her on turquoise card stock and used my sakura glaze pen to do the little edging on that and the card.  The patterned paper came from AC Moore last year and I can't remember the company...sorry... the words were printed from my computer and mounted onto turquoise card stock as well... 

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Special post for Domino lovers!!!

This year Leigh The Sharpie domino Queen is having her very first 24 days of Christmas!   In this she has asked for players to make domino art to share on her blog in the Christmas/winter theme of course... I was so happy to see this that I signed up for 3 days!!! 

I found some wooden dominos at goodwill with a circus theme to them and thought those would be awesome to alter as they are slightly larger than a regular domino. So here is the first of my 3 days. I used an image from Dilly beans made smaller of course, jewel tone beads some diamond stickles and sakura gelly pens and sakura glaze pens.  I used a image transfer technique to get the trees into the background then popped the snowman up in front of them.  These loveley little game pieces are sitting on my tree right now!!! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 2 of 12

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you another something I saw on Pintrest!!  You all know how I love that place!  Anyway it went perfectly with my love of snowflakes/men!!! So of course I headed to the $ store to pick up some supplies to make these and am in love!!!  UMMMM just so you know you can make 4 out of one pack so that makes them 25 cents each!!! 

What you need are clothes pins and hot glue... The rest is up to you... on this one I used some chipped sapphire distress stain on the snowflake.  Then I stamped my image on the wood with versamark and used my perfect pearls to make it shimmer, cause how can you have a snowflake without shimmer????  YOU CAN'T!! I made a paper rosette and then someone sent me a little envelope of goodies last year during a swap I was participating in and this lovely little snowflake was in there so I wanted to use it as well!!! 

This is the stamp I used on it... it's from Smeared Ink one of their Inky dreams images I believe.
I am entering this into the Smudgy Antics challenge this week!
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

So Much Going ON!!!!!!!!

Hello Lovelies, Holy Heck dude can you believe it is December already????  Where did this year go?  So much happening this month not to mention today!  First off it's the beginning of 12 Days of Creepmas with Smeared and Smudged...  It's a new challenge over at Dilly Beans Pop It Up... and it's my BIRTHDAY!!!!!  yep I am 40 today and I am loving it!!! 

Ok so for creepmas we bloggers have committed to posting one christmas/creepmas project for 12 days in December.  We start today and go everyother day until the 23rd.  So today I have for you a card I made using a Dilly Beans image and saying.  Mounted on some patterned papers from echo park the Holly Jolly christmas collection and Christmas Home by Teresa collins.  I colored my image with my prismacolor pencils of course and colored the edge with sakura gelly pens.  She is popped up as are the words!

This is what happens when you don't make sure you have pop dots before sitting down to make a project..... you have to use the left overs from the pop dot page... LOL  either way it's popped up!!
So remember that this is a hop and it will be awesome for you and for me if you come back every other day and comment on all the bloggers posts!!!  You could win a $100 shopping spree from Smeared Ink if you do!!!
The Blog Roll is on the side bar and will remain there until the end of the month!!!  Please look there for the next blog!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bombshell Hump Day Hop

Hello Lovelies, today is the day... The one we wait all month for! The Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop!!! Here is what our lovely Ms. Alison had to say about this months hop:
Greetings, Bombshell Fans! It's time to announce the November Hump Day Hop! Since many of us are getting ready to think about cooking for Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to have a recipe challenge! Ingredients: 3 Patterned Papers 2 Bombshell Stamps images 1 Piece of Ribbon
I used 3 Pattern papers from the Holly Jolly Christmas collection from Echo Park Paper Co. Love that set! My 2 stamps were from the bombshell stamp sets A Pirates Life and from the Gingerbread Pin-Up digi set.  My ribbon is some I found in my stash while I was in that portion of my month long purge and says Happy Holidays on it...I really don't know where I got it from sorry!

Now having missed the sketch challenge on it's scheduled date for personal reasons I have done my card following the sketch Kathi made this month!

Remember that if you started here to head over to the Bombshell blog to start at the beginning and to leave love for everyone for your chance to win some awesome prizes!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ink Stains Altered Altoid Tin Blog Hop/Art Festival

 Hello Lovelies, today I am super excited to show you this Altered Altoid Tin I have been working on for a while.  A few months ago my friend Roni Johnson sent out an email asking for people who would like to participate in her Blog-a-versary/Birthday!  She love to alter things so she asked that we alter an Altoid tin and link it up to her blog for this Wonderful 5 year celebration she has going on!!!  So I love to alter things as well and of course I wanted to participate as I think Roni is a wonderful artist!  
Now I do know that Roni is going to have a little something to give away and although I don't know exactly what it is I know that it is going to be wonderful!!!!  This hop is going to be amazing just to see the diversity in the things people can do with Altoid tins!!
Now you all know me and my love for Halloween but coming in a very close almost tied 2nd is Christmas and on top of that is SNOWMEN!!!!  I love me some cute little snowmen!!!  So I wanted to make a winter scene with my altoid tin not to mention I received this wonderful little picket fence from that I had to use!!!!  So quite honestly this whole little altered tin came about because of a blog birthday and some tiny littly picket fence emphemera!!!  Who knew!  I hope you enjoy my little tin and leave me some love because you never know where the winner will come from and head over to InkStainswithRoni to see the rest and see what awesome prizes are available!!!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Linkey Party with Terri Sproul!!!!

Hello Lovelies, today I have to share with you a holiday card I made for my friend Terri Sproul's Linky Party!!!  Every other friday all year long Terri and a few other friends make christmas cards so that no one is rushed to make them after thanksgiving or the beginning of december and all of the cards are different which makes me happy!!!  So this week she decided to have a linky party hop so that more people could show off their Christmas cards!  I am showing a Christmas card I made using products from  This card is part of the Christmas Card Kit I designed for AlteredPages which is now on sale!!!  I hope you enjoy and if you are making Christmas cards today please take a moment to link them up to the Linky Party!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bombshell Confessions!!!

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you my card I made for this month's Pin Up challenge. 

TRUE Confessions!  That's what our challenge is!  It could be anything, serious, funny, whatever we wanted it to be.  I actually confessed to 4 things on my card....

Ok first things first.. I am addicted to coffee.. by addicted I mean I drink it all day I  prefer it to any other drink. When we lived in the city I spent $75 a week on coffee at starbucks, addicted. My order at starbucks is a Quad Venti 2 pump white chocolate mocha nonfat no whip 170*  I like it strong and hot!!! And not very sweet!  I know my bank account and my husband are very happy that we moved to the mountains and the closest starbucks is a 20 min drive away!!!! I have 3 coffee pots addicted... a regular pot, and 2 keurigs!!  One upstairs and one in the crafting dungeon....That is addicted. 
My second confession is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE coffee cups... the more unique the better.... I have more coffee cups than any other dish in the house!!!  That might stem from my mommy who collected coffee cups as well!!!  Any coffee cup any size!!!  I love them!
My third confession is that I love Christmas... I am not really sure why maybe because I love the cold, I prefer cold over hot weather any time, maybe because I love the twinkling lights, yes I have lots of lights at my house... I don't really know why I love christmas because I can tell you that I HATE, with a passion unknown to regular folks, HATE shopping!!!  
Lastly I love to dye my hair!  LOVE IT!  Honestly I never dyed my hair until my first child was born but once I started I couldn't stop!!!  Right now my hair is red on the top and black on the bottom.... it's been all black, purple, blond, lots and lots and lots of colors!!!! 
So there are my confessions!  I hope that you head over to the Bombshell Blog to see what all the other DT members have confessed to!!! 

Monday, November 19, 2012

DICC challenge 42

Hello Lovelies, today I have for you a card I made for the DICC challenge #42 using a steampunk image I had printed out and I am sorry I can't remember who it is from but if you know please let me know so I can credit the company!!!! I HAVE NOW FOUND OUT THE IMAGES ARE FROM SASSY STUDIO!!!      I thought it was great! 

Here is the itinerary:
1. Christmas

2. Green/Red (main colours)

3. Shaped Cards

4. Twine

5. Buttons

6. Sparkle

7. Kraft Paper

8.Stitching - real/faux

9. Pearls

10. Flowers
Now for the challenge you have to use at least 3 of the list.   I used 6...
#'s 1 ,2, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
Let me know what you think...
Isn't that a cute image??? I colored my image with my prismacolor pencils!  Where's the mistletoe you ask?  Look down...

See, there it is nestled in the background with a definition and everything! Right along with the kraft cardstock that the patterned paper and image are mounted on!!!

Every girl needs some sparkly stockings and garter belts!!! Just sayin...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Blog Hop

Greetings fellow Twi-hards! Tonight is the night! It is the release for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2! I cannot believe that the last movie is finally being released. Will you be at a premiere? I unfortunately will not be able to make the first showing but will be going first thing friday morning!!!
My friend and fellow Twi-Hard Alison decided that since this was the last movie, we needed to do one last Twilight hop. One more hurrah before it was all over. So, she asked some of her fellow Twi-friends to hop along with her. Happily, there were 6 gals that wanted to joined. So there are 7 awesome stops in this Blog Hop. And we all made some fabulous, Twilight inspired projects! Here's what I came up with.
This is the front of my tag.  I used some digi papers from a Twilight themed digi set.  I am sorry I can't remember where it came from it was a freebie I got a long long long time ago when on a DT. The words were printed off of my computer as well as the images I found for free online.  The chess piece is popped up in a double layer.  I sprayed it with some red and black dylusions and then once everything was said and done, I thought, SPARKLE so there is some pearl glimmer mists over everything!!! Of course I had to give all the books their spotlight on this tag as it is the books that I am in love with... Ok honestly I never read one single book until I saw the first movie with my daughter... once she explained to me that the book had so much more info in it I read them... all four in one weekend... Thanksgiving weekend when Twilight first came out!  I was hooked... I can't tell you how many times I have read them.  My son will see me reading and say AGAIN mom!!!  And I just look up and say yep and keep reading!!! LOL 

Close up of the top of the front.  See some of the shimmer...

Bottom close up!  more glimmer and "blood"!

The back is covered with a scanned in book page.  It's the last page of breaking dawn and I thought it fitting that I use the last page of the last book for the last movie!!!  The images are some printed off the computer then I used Tim Holtz Fragments on them and adhered them to the tag after tying them with some embroidery thread.  The tag ready Yes! I am one of those TWILIGHT  people.  The book page is also sprayed with black and red dylusions and pearl glimmer mist.
Now as I said there are 7 stops on this hop and if you are starting here I would greatly appreciate it if you would head over to the beginning and leave all the blogger some much deserved love about their projects!!! 
Here is the Hop List:

A little Thanksgiving

Hello Lovelies,  Today I have to share with you some lovely little Thanksgiving ATCs I made for a 1-4-1 ATC swap.  I used images from the Happy Thanksgiving Collage sheet AP-135 from and  some microbeads from