Wishing You a Magical Day


Hi all!  Did you experience the Solar Eclipse yesterday?  My family and I went to Missouri to view it.  It was truly an awesome experience.

TGF YNS Magical Rainbow Dash Watercolor

I used my Zig Clear Color Brush Markers to create the background and I loved how that turned out.  Then I used an MFT stencil and some glittered embossing powder over the top and that is where the wheels kind of came off.  I wasn’t thrilled with how that turned out and I had a few gaps in the embossing powder.  However, after leaving it sit for a number of days, I finally came up with a plan.  I had colored up a bunch of The Greeting Farm unicorns a few months ago.  My Rainbow Dash inspired pony worked perfectly here. I cut her out with a Stitched Circle STAX die and cut my watercolored background panel with Blueprints 13.  I used a generous amount of dimensionals to pop up Rainbow Dash in the center of that stencil.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp’s Magical Ponies.  I embossed it on Black Licorice cardstock and hand cut it to fit under Rainbow Dash.  Since there is a load of sparkle in the stenciling, there wasn’t really a need to add additional embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!


Challenge Submissions:

Unicorn Challenge — August: Mythical & Magical



CTD378 Ooh La La…Fabulous

Hi all!  Happy Saturday & Super Bowl weekend!  Today is my husband’s birthday.  He asked to have uninterrupted time to work on the plumbing to our kitchen sink, which is no longer there.  LOL!  We are one week without a kitchen sink and absolutely no counter. Friday nights are pizza night in our house and we usually make homemade.  It’s a tad difficult to roll out pizza dough with no counter. LOL!  The kids and I are watching Grease (the original) and making things in my craft room.  Staying out of his hair!

I have a card today for the current Color Throwdown challenge, paired with the current Freshly Made Sketch.  It features an image from The Greeting Farm that I colored on one of the last The Daily Marker 30 Day challenges.

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I was pretty excited to see this work with the current Color Throwdown!  That doesn’t happen often.  She’s colored with Copics and cut out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX die.  Of course, my background panel is cut with Blueprints 13.  I used a Sentiment Strip die to cut two flags, one in Pure Poppy and the other a scrap of pink.  Since the strips were the same size, I cut my red one in half to make it appear larger.  Worked perfectly!  I popped my pink strip over the image.  Both sentiments are from MFT.  {WTG Parisian Girl & Tickled Pink} Both are stamped in VersaFine Onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Challenge Submissions

Color Throwdown – CTD378

Freshly Made Sketches  – #222

Allsorts – Clean & Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!


HYCCT1323 Make a Wish

Hi all!  Happy Monday!  I’m so excited that I finished all of my HYCCT challenge cards between yesterday and today!  Not so exciting was when my internet crashed, unbeknownst to me, when I was in the middle of uploading 17 cards to SCS.  UGH!  I had 10 go through and 7 didn’t, so I’m doing that now.

Today  I have my card for the “Impossible Things Happen” — a card inspired by a  fairy tale.

I knew the perfect image for this challenge — The Greeting Farm Princess Ava Twinkle Tot.  I stamped her and colored her up with Copics.  The layout is this week’s Sweet Sketch challenge, which was really fun. I loved adding in sparkle with the white ribbon.  Ava has a little rhinestone tiara to finish things off.

Challenge Submissions
Sweet Sketch Wednesday — #230

Make a Wish
Stamps: The Greeting Farm , PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Grass Green (Gina K), Cryogen, Echo Park Country Drive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: V01, B00, G07, G14, E18, E11, E00, R20, R39, R81, R83, R85, R59, YG03, E000
Other Stuff: ribbon, punches, Nesties

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hey Ghoulfriend!

Good Morning!  I’m so happy for scheduled posts as I’m recovering from round two of the less sucky chemo today.  Although I’m very relieved to not deal with nausea, the muscle & joint aches and pains lingered all the way through till Tuesday.  It really makes getting around a bit tougher.  Ten more to go and maybe with any luck, the pains will subside, lessen or end sooner.  I can hope!!

Today the Bugaboo Stamps design team is swapping with The Greeting Farm and participating in their challenge.  We are CASE’ing this card.

My image choice was Halloween Bride so the colors on this card worked perfectly.  I kept most of the aspects of the sketch.

This turned out ghoulishly cute!  I paired Simply Chartreuse and Basic Black together with some fun Halloween papers from Recollections.  The streaks in her hair work perfectly, I think.  The sentiment is from There She Goes’ HSH Halloween Additions.

Challenge Submissions
Paper Sundaes — #91 Halloween/Fall

Hey Ghoulfriend!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Hallo Bride, There She Goes HSH Halloween Additions
Paper: Basic Black, Simply Chartreuse, White, Recollections Halloween
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Other Stuff: rhinestones, ribbon, Word Window punch, Lime Green Stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

My Favorites of 2010 – January, February, March

Hey all!  Since I probably won’t have much new to share with you this week, I thought I’d share my favorites of 2010.  Today I have January, February and March.

January — You Have to Kiss a Frog…

I loved the Green Galore and Bermuda Bay together and the book look with this image.  It turned out sweet.

FebruaryPenguin Love

This little guy with his pearl snowballs is just too cute!

MarchGive it a Twirl!

This turned out perfectly! Plus, it was picked as Card of the Week for the Our Creative Corner challenge that week.  I also have a friend who adores this card and has made me promise I will never give this card away. Unless it is to her!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back tomorrow with April, May and June!

Absolutely Fabulous Madelynn

We have an absolutely beautiful weekend here weather wise. This is a sure sign of how strange weather can be this time of year. Last week we had 16″ of snow on the ground and today it is sunny, 50° and most of the snow has melted. I am actually entering my usual “I’m ready for spring” phase of the winter. Good thing it is just around the corner!

This week’s DCRU challenge #28 was a sketch challenge. I was happy to be able to play along today.

I inked up my favorite Twinkle Tot Madelynn and paired her with a really pretty color combo of Blush Blossom, Spring Rain, Very Vanilla and designer paper from the My Minds Eye Be Loved line. Madelynn is colored with Copics and cut out with Nesties. Her mat is the largest Blossom Nestie. I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch to create the border, but then filled the holes with small Kaisercraft pearls. My favorite part is the little bouquet of Prima flowers. I tied them around a strip of Berry Sorbet Saddle Stitch ribbon. The sentiment “Absolutely Fabulous” is from the Mega Mixed Messages set and is punched out with the Modern Tag punch. I think this suits Madelynn perfectly!

Absolutely Fabulous Madelynn
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Twinkle Tots Madelynn, PaperTrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Paper: Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla, Spring Rain (PTI), My Minds Eye Be Loved
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: BG11, BG13, E00, E33, E35, E39, R20, R21, R22, YG23
Other Stuff: Prima flowers, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Kaisercraft Pearls, Fiskars Threading Water punch, Modern Tag punch, Nesties

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Tuesday Morning Sketch ala Madelynn

**If you are looking for my DCRU Showcase post, please scroll down.**

I really liked the Tuesday Morning Sketch this past week and wanted to play along, so I pulled out Madelynn from The Greeting Farm’s Twinkle Tot line. First, here is the sketch:

Second, here’s my card:

Of course, I stamped Madelynn in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her with Copics. I had decided to use some fun paper from the DCWV Latte matstack, which I paired with Lavender Lace and Gable Green. I wasn’t sure about these colors together, but I really like how it turned out. I added just a bit of Iced Lavender Shimmerz to her flower and eye shadow. Madelynn is just so cute – love her coyness and touch of attitude.

The Gable Green under Madelynn is embossed with Swiss Dots. I had some May Arts satin ribbon that matched perfectly, which I added with my favorite bow and my new favorite embellishment — the Prima Flowers. Three little Basic Grey half pearls in Grass/Ivy complete the card in the upper right corner.

Tuesday Morning Sketch ala Madelynn
Stamps: The Greeting Farm Twinkle Tots Madelynn
Paper:Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Select White, DCWV Latte matstack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: BV00, BV02, BV13, E00, E11, E37, E39, R20, YG03, YG11
Other Stuff: Zig Writers, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, May Arts Satin, Basic Grey half pearls Grass/Ivy, Prima Flowers, Iced Lavender Shimmerz

Thanks so much for stopping by today!