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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Gibbs happy mail swap!

I have met some of the nicest people on the cricut messageboard.  There is a small group of us that have continued to swap together (each month sending someone a handmade item off of their wishlist).  I sent Tracy a handmade address book and an altered notebook.  The paper I used is DCWV Mariposa - this is such a pretty paper stack - I simply love it!

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, May 30, 2011

We had an amazing time!

We made it home safely from our 5 year anniversary cruise!  We sailed for 5 days out of Norfolk, VA to the Bahamas - it is so BEAUTIFUL there and I am simply in love with the cruising experience! 

Docking in Nassau, Bahamas

Atlantis on Paradise Island 

We always enjoy formal night - I loved these pictures and simply had to get them.  It has been a long time since we had taken pictures together.

Thanks so much for looking!  Hope you are all having a great day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tilda with straw hat

I am loving the square cards...I just keep finding myself coming back to them.  I made this card for my chemo buddy.  The image is from Magnolia - Tilda with straw hat.  I kept the card neutral - using kraft cardstock as my foundation.  I had some lace trim in my stash that fit just perfectly.  I used my Martha Stewart - punch around the page punch for for the larger mat.  Pearl swirl & mini roses are made by recollections.  Image is colored with copics.

Thank you so much for looking!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Always follow your dreams..... guessed it!  Another beautiful image by Elisabeth Bell!  This stamp (Daydreaming peeker) is part of a peeker collection of stamps.  They are all so cute - I am sure I will eventually break down and get them all.  I made this card for my sister, who has made the difficult decision to quit working to go back to school.

Copics:  Skin (E11, E13, E15, E17), leotard & tights (YG11, YG13, YG17), tutu (BG11, BG13, BG15), hair & shoes (C3, C5, C7, C9), music box (E31, E33, E35 & R20, R21 & C0, C2, C3),  floor (C2, C1, C0)
Paper: My minds eye's - Penny Lane
Flowers & Pearls - Recollection
Stick pin - handmade
Sentiment - computer generated
Nestabilities - labels 6

Thank you so much for looking!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A fairy good rest....

Keeping true with my love of Elisabeth Bell's images - I was simply in awe when I saw her new fairy images for Belles 'n Whistles  I just can't get enough of them.  This one is called fairy good rest.

I colored the image with copics.  Paper is from scraps from my stash.  Thanks so much for looking!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Secret Sister Swap

Recently I was in a swap on the Cricut message board and had the wonderful opportunity to create some items for a lady that I have come to know over the last year.  I created a Paris themed box for her.  I am hoping she likes what I made her half as much as I do! 

I purchased this clock from dollar general for $4.00 and took it apart and altered the background with designer paper, some Paris Cricut cuts, prima flowers and scrabble letters.

I found this address book on clearance at K-mart and I altered it with Graphic 45 paper, a recollections rose and pearls.  I simply love how this book turned out.

This wreath was one of the projects that took me the longest.  I made each paper rose by hand and then hot glued them onto a wooden wreath.  I added ribbon and a vintage button.

I love making personalized candles!  I used some Tim Holtz stamps to create this one.  I found a base at the dollar tree to which I added some ribbon and a flower.

Thank you so much for looking!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sending love your way....

This weeks Fashionista Friday challenge over at the "Shoe" is black & white with a primary color.  I could not wait to color a black and white image with a bold pop of red.  Image colored with copics (W00-W9 and R29, R27, and R24)  I used some white puffy paint on the socks and bow for some added dimension.

Image:  Nora blowing kisses
Cardstock : from my stash
Sentiment: computer generated

Thanks so much for looking!  Come on and join us at If the shoe fits......scrap it!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Magnolia Circus Horse

Over the last year I have been in more than my fair share of image swaps and this past weekend I had some time to sort through the massive stack that I have accumulated.  When I came across the Magnolia Circus Horse  image I just knew I had to color it up. 

I used copic colors pictured above to color up the image.  Cardstock is scraps of Stampin' Up that I had on hand.  Flowers are from  Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fashionista Friday Challenge #78

5-6-11 Emerald Green

This weeks Fashionista Friday Challenge #78 over at "The Shoe" is : Emerald Green (May's Birthstone) so use dark green on your project.

Sentiment: computer generated
Border punch used: Martha Stewart deep edge punch
Flower: Prima
Cardstock, bling & ribbon : from my stash

This week If The Shoe Fits Fashionista Friday Challenge is sponsored by Mo's Digital Pencil - a prize of $15 coupon code. So come on over and check out the design teams projects for inspiration and submit your project for a chance to win!

Thanks for looking!