Friday, September 30, 2011

Rick St. Davis

It's Saturday and I have a special image from an artist that is new to me.  I'm guessing it's new to many of you too since I haven't seen many of these in blogland.  This is "Hedwig Halloween Digi".  I thought she was perfect for a vintage halloween card to a friend across the miles.  Rick St. Dennis has MANY more images just as fabulous.  I also have a disturbed looking clown and another fantastic feline to color up next.  I colored her with my prisma's to match my double sided paper which I used for the background and then flipped it for the backing on the image and the strip behind the image that I cut a border on, which I noticed you can't really see - oopsy.  I'm bad about the manufacturers name of the paper, but if someone really wants to know I'll check it out.  I added some Kaiser rub-ons and embellished them with some E. gems.  Added some ribbon and distressed everything with Tim Holtz Fire brick.  I hope you enjoy it!

That's it for today.  Got lots more work ahead of me!
I've been really enjoying catching up with all my blogland friends.  Again, if anyone knows of a headless horseman image please leave the link.

Hugs to all!

Challenges entered:
Gingerloft - Vintage or distressed
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Include a sentiment, step out of comfort zone
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Fall Colors and/or Thanksgiving
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspired
Woodware USA - Fall/Autumn
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything goes 2nd week
Raise the Bar - hats (couldn't resist this one! LOL)

Sweet Tricks

Happy Friday!

Wow, this week has flown by.  It's a bit breezy here but perfect to get all those little farm chores done.  My goats are browsing around the garden cleaning up the bits left from the crop.  The chickens are into their second week of laying and our Americana's gave us our first blue/green eggs yesterday.  Now I'm onto a search for some good homes for the kittens.  They'll be ready to go in a couple weeks.  I still can't believe my cat got pregnant while nursing the last batch.  We're definitely headed to the vet next! LOL

I have a sweet image from Stamping Bazaar today.  I did a guest spot over there awhile back and just fell in love with their images.  This is an older one but still fabulous, it's called "Marvin Trick or Treat".  The papers are from some old stock I've had for years (like 15+) ha ha.  A couple challenges wanted homemade flowers and I followed the sketch at The Sweet Stop and it called for them too.  The bottom layer is fabric, the next two are paper and the center is a flower gem.  They were all just pieces left over from other projects but once put together were just beautiful on this card.  The ribbon, of course, is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, who else!?!

Have a great day and don't forget to stop by tomorrow.  I have an extra special card for you to see!

I'm looking for a headless horseman digi image.  I've only seen a couple and their not quite what I'm lookin for.  I have an Equestrian friend and would like to make a card for her.  Let me know if you know of any.  Thanks so much!


Challenges entered:
Sweet Stop - Sketch
Crazy for Challenges - Halloween card or decor project
Di's Digis Designs - Make Your own Flowers
Hiding in my Craft Room - Halloween Card
Send a Smile for Kids - Cute fall or Halloween Card
Squiggles and Giggles - Spooky Fun (Halloween)
Shopping Our Stash - Black and White plus one other color

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Birthday Wishes

It's almost the weekend - Yay! 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and has some great plans for this weekend.  I'm planning on enjoying some family time.  I made the following card for my son's girlfriend for her birthday.

I again used a piece from  I still ahve tons left and they make such a great focal point.  I recycled a flower I had and this key I found.  I had  this sweet tag and some Really Reasonable Ribbon with some added pearls.  I thought the striped pattern paper went really well with the whole "vintage" theme.  Of course I distressed everything with Tim Holtz.  I need to get more creative in that area.  Birds and vintage go so well together how could I go wrong.

I'm tryin out some new challenges too.  If you know of one that's especially fun mention it and I'll check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Boots Challenge - Things with wings
Citter Challenge - Anything goes
Nettie G - Anything goes (wish I had some Nettie G's)
Celebrate the Occasion - Must use ribbon
Die Cuttin Divas - Shabby Chic or Vintage

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm Only a Phone Call Away

Just a quickie card today. 

I was able to make two from the same idea and they will be going into some card packages I'm working on.  I used one doily and cut it in half.  All the papers are from a RAK I did last year and were just scraps that were sent to me.  I'm so lovin my scraps at the moment!  Thanks for stoppin by.

Challenges Entered:
Basic Grey - Pink and Brown
Kaboodle Doodles - Use a doily
Die cut Dreams - Brown, Pink, Cream
Heart2Heart - Sentiment stamp only
Make It Monday - Anything goes


Sunday, September 25, 2011


Good morning! 

It's been a very long time since my last post.  I've been stalking around blogland admiring my blog friends artwork.  It's encouraged me to get back into my craft room.  I realized how much mental therapy it gives me and how much I so enjoy it.  So I have a simple card today. 

I started out in my scrap box just to get the juices flowing.  I found this postcard image made by "Heart Warming Vintage".  It came on a sheet with tons of other images too.  There's stamps, seed packets, and lots of birds.  Just beautiful.  So I used it as my focal point and just added some brads, from Basic Grey and a scrap of ribbon.  Everything is distressed with Tim Holtz for a little depth.  It's finished off with a Thank You sentiment from Kraftin Kimmie, and there you go. 

Thanks for taking time to have a look!

Hugs !

Challenges entered:
Just Some Lines - Fall colours
Totally Gorjuss - Birds of a Feather
Totally Papercrafts - Thank you
Polka Doodles - Distress It


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