Sunday, February 28, 2010

Notepad Tin

I finally finished a project that I started so figured I had better get it posted before I forgot to lol
This is an DVD tin that I bought and have decorated the front with some SU papers that are retired. I colored the 2nd Manga girl from Sugar Nellie with my copic's and cut her out and used some pop dots to mount her on the tin. I have used some Spellbinders dies and also added some lace from my stash. I added a Prima flower with a brad and spacer in the center and the leaf is a die from SU. The wording I am not for sure about where it came from.
Here is the inside of the tin and I have added a legal notepad and made a micro bead pen.
Well I have had a wonderful weekend of crafting but now it is time to get ready for the work week. Thanks so much for stopping bye and seeing me, means so much and thanks for your wonderful comments you have been sending me. It is so nice to know you all love what I am showing you. Sending big Hugs ((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))

Weekend Fun

How is every one's weekend going?? I know mine is going very fast. But have had a good time playing this weekend. After doing my DT work I have managed to do a few challenges.

This card here is for the Sugar Bowl, there is a wonderful sketch there by Kathy. I have used one of the new digital images from the Diane Duda collection from Sugar Nellie. This one is Flower Fairy. Isn't she adorable??? I so love Diane's images, they are one of a kind and I so enjoy coloring them. I have colored her with my copic's and made a flower from Bev's tutorial, added a brad. The papers are from DCWV.

This one is another one of the new Diane Dude collections from Sugar Nellie and this one is Giggle Fairy, Oh I have to say this one is my favorite, so cute isn't she?? She has been colored with my copic's and I have used papers from BG, a flourish die from Bosskut and added some ribbon and buttons from my stash. This card is for the lovely sketch over at Create4Fun.
Don't forget these images are digital and they are ready for you at Funky Kits, there is no waiting for them and if you love Diane's images like I do they have a promo going on some of her stamps and what a deal you get. So head on over and get yours today.
I received my Stamp Kit from Whiff of Joy and just had to ink one of these up. I have used one of the flowers from the kit and colored it with my copics and spica glitter pens. I have used several of the spellbinder dies and a photo corner from Bosskut. The papers are from DCWV, and I love these papers so purple !!! lol Did you all get your stamp kit yet???

Here is a card I made for Anyone for Anya, Oh I just had to get some of these, she is so adorable, There is a wonderful sketch by Dawny this week so I know you all are going to love that one.
I have used papers from Cloud 9 and colored Anya in with my copic's. I have used a flower from Maya Road and used some spellbinder dies.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Friday!!! I am really loving these Fridays lately as I have not had to work the weekend for a few. I could get use to this lol
Today at Just Magnolia we have a theme for you BIRTHDAYS!! Easy Peasy!!!
I have used one of the newer Magnolia's and have colored her with my copics.
The papers are from SU and I have used the bosskut flourish die and added some flat pearls to it. I also used some of the spellbinders dies. and the SU modern label punch with the wording from TAC.
Hope you all come and join us this week at Just Magnolia there is always great prizes to be won.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A holder

Hello all!! Thanks so much for stopping bye today. I have a little project to show you I finally got to do. I saw this on Renee's blog and just had to give it a go. These would make great little gifts to give out. It is a chap stick holder.
I have used the Pure of Heart again for this one. I am just loving the Diane Duda stamp, it is from the fundraiser images over at Sugar Nellie, and by the way the sale is still on for the Diane Duda stamps so I hope you have headed over and gotten yours.
I used papers from SU and not for sure of the patterned paper it was just a scrap I had. but I have colored her with my copics and added some ribbon from my stash. The patterned paper I distressed some around the edges.
Here is a picture of the inside, sorry not a very good picture, it was a little late when I got the picture took.

Thanks for stopping bye today and have a great day. Big Hugs ((((((((((())))))))))))

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Hello all!!! Yes I told you I would be back soon lol
I am just so excited to have these new Diane Duda images from Sugar Nellie that when I get off work I just have to ink them up lol
I have used the Puppy Dog Tails image today on my card. Isn't he just so cute??? Reminds me of one of my grandsons with all his pets. lol I have colored him with my copic's and used the sketch over at Paper Take Weekly, another gorgeous one by Dawny. The wording is a stamp by Simon Says Stamp and my papers are from SU.
Don't forget there is a big promo going on over at Funky Kits with Diane's stamps. You sure don't want to miss out do you??? Plus the new digital ones and boy are they awesome. I just love these eyes on her images.
Well hope everyone is doing well, For all us workers it is hump day so only 2 more days to go lol That is if you don't have to work the weekend, I am crossing my fingers I don't have to.
Thanks for stopping bye and visiting me, means a lot. Big Hugs ((((((((())))))))))))

Let's go Shopping!!!!

Sounds like fun doesn't it lol
It's Wednesday and that means it is time for another challenge at Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog.
This week we have a wonderful sketch by our dear Bev. Her sketch's are always so much fun to use. I have used some older papers from SU and have used one of the City Girls from Whiff of Joy called shopping Willow, isn't she just precious??? I have colored her with my copic's and have also paper pieced a couple of her shopping bags.
The border punch I used is from MS and I used one of the Prima flowers with a pearl brad in the center.

Hope you come and join us this week, there is a prize to be one by one lucky person so come on and join in it could be you as the winner.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

There Here!!!!!!!!

Oh I am so excited I just had to make a post tonight and make sure you all heard.
The new Diana Duda images from Sugar Nellie are here and waiting for you over at Funky Kits.
Oh these are so cute. And what makes them even better they are digi and you can get them right away!! No Waiting!!!!!!!!
The one I have used today is Big Heart Fairy!!! Look at those cute cheeks!!!
I have colored her with my copic's and used some spellbinders dies, added some flat pearls and wow it was done!!! My papers are from BoBunny.
Hope you all love these Diane Duda images as much as I do. Remember there are some on sale also at Funky Kits.
Thanks for stopping bye and seeing me, I just had to ink up one of the new images before I went to bed. Sending Big Hugs ((((((((((((())))))))))))))

Monday, February 22, 2010

Upside Down!!

Hello my dear friends!!! I trust everyone's week started out okay?? Went to the dentist today so back to the ol grindstone tomorrow lol Ready for the weekend already lol I know wishing my life away lol.
Today I have a card for you that I made for the Mojo Monday. I always love there sketch's and this week there are 2 of them so you can choose.
I have used Upside Down from Sugar Nellie out of the Diane Duda collection. Remember me telling you they were on sale??? I hope you got yours ordered I know I did and with the fast service I already have mine even in the states!!! So come on what are you waiting for go get them. I know you love sales like I do.
I used papers from DCWV I got the pack today when I went into the city to the dentist, just had to stop at HL lol I colored her with my copic's and used the spica glitter pens. The ribbon and ric rac is from my stash as well as the flat pearls. The rub on in the corner is from BG.
Well you all have a wonderful week and will be popping back in . Thanks so much for stoppping bye and I would like to say Hi to my new followers, I so apprecaite all of you. Sending big Hugs

Sugar Nellie Blog Hop Winner

Thank you all so much for stopping bye and leaving me such wonderful comments on the Sugar Nellie Blog hop.

It was so nice to hear what favorite you all had and it seems that Daisy won in a land slide lol
I so enjoyed reading each and every comment you all left. I wish I could have you all as winners but as you know only one person can win.

So the winner of Peeking Luca and Nellie is


Big Congrats dear. If you would email me your full name and addy I will see that Sugar Nellie gets it and gets your stamp out.

Again thank you all so much!!!!!!! Sending Big Hugs

Pure of Heart!!

Good Morning all!!! Yes it is Monday and I am not at work lol I have to go to the dentist today so took a vacation day. Hopefully this will be my last visit for awhile lol

I saw this idea on a blog awhile back (forgot who sorry) but it is a gum holder. My granddaughter is always loving it when I make her things so since she loves to chew gum so much I thought I would make this for her. I have used the Pure of Heart from Sugar Nellie in the Diane Duda collection. I colored her with my copic's and have used some older papers from MME. I just added some little flowers from a SU punch and added little flat pearls to the inside. This was really easy to make. Below I will tell you how I done it if you would like to try it out. Sugar Nellie has a large selection of Diane's stamps on sale so go grab them before the sale is off. These images are so cute and so easy to color. Great time to get them while they are on sale.
Here is a pic of the inside of the holder.

I took a piece of card stock 2 1/2 by 12.
Scored it at 2, 2 3/4, 7, 7 1/2.
I took the oval punch from SU and punched the holder for the gum on the end of the 7 1/2 scored end, I left about a 1/2 inch from the end and punched there.
I also scored in the middle of the oval so it would lay flat.
I used some score tape and taped it shut at the 2 3/4 fold. and used a magnet to hold it together and then decorated the front of the holder.
This holder was made for the Trident layers gum but I am sure you can get the idea to make your own measurements for the package of gum you choose.

Hope I explained that well enough if not and you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Well need to head out. Hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping bye. Sending Big Hugs (((((((((())))))))))))

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hugs to you!!!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!! I had my oldest granddaughter for the weekend and we both had fun playing and stamping lol She is 6 and loves coloring like her grandma lol

I have managed to make a few cards for some challenges. This card is for Friday Sketchers there is always a lovely sketch there to follow and this one was so awesome to do. I used April Showers from Sugar Nellie from the new Manga release. I tell you I am just in love with these Manga images. I have colored her with my copic's and have used the most gorgeous papers from K&Co. Oh when I saw these I just had to get them, since purple is my favorite color. lol

The flower is made from the tutorial from Bev using the spellbinders blossom, and I have used the L-em branch punch. The wording is from Simon Says Stamp and used punches from SU for it.

Then over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp they also have a gorgeous sketch and I have used this cute little rascal from I Brake for Stamps,he is called Kane. He is so adorable and I just cut him out instead of using the circle template on the sketch for I wanted the background stamp to show through. It is also from I Brake for Stamps. The background stamp says YES!!! Isn't that cool!!! The wording is computer generated and I have used one of the MS punches. I left this one pretty plain so the background stamp could be seen. The papers I have used are from BoBunny.
And here is another one of those adorable Manga images from Sugar Nellie, this one is Bloom and Grow. I made this card for the challenge sketch over at Sketchy Colors. And this is another wonderful sketch I will be using again. I have colored her with my copic's and the papers are from DCWV, and of course they are purple lol I used the flourish from BossKut and added some flat pearls to the card.

After doing the blog hop at Sugar Nellie's this weekend using the oldie's but goodies I just had to dust off and ink up my Dressing Up Maggie from Sugar Nellie. I am going to start dusting off these oldies for I do love all of them. I colored her with my copics too and used some papers that are retired from SU. And made my flowers with the retro punches and my spellbinder labels for the wording along with the SU oval punch. The wording is from Verve. This card I made for the wonderful sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

It's an Oldie Party!!!!!!!

Welcome to the Sugar Nellie Oldie Blog Hop!!!!!!!!
If you have come to my blog from Dena's blog you are on track. If not please start at The Sugar Nellie 's blog to start at the beginning.
We wanted so bad to brush off the dust to our older Sugar Nellie stamps, and so wanted you to join us to if you would like. All the oldies are just so adorable aren't they. So what do you have to do in the blog hop??? Very Very easy!!!
All you need to do is leave me a comment and tell me your favorite oldie stamp from Sugar Nellie. I would love to know which one is your favorite. You have until Midnight Sunday Night UK time to leave me a comment and the winners will be posted on the Sugar Nellie's Blog Monday. We would love to see you all use some of your oldies so hope this give you some inspiration to get them out lol
I have used Peeking Luca and Nellie for my card!!! Like I said an oldie but a goody!!
I have used some papers from MME and have used some ribbon from my stash. The image has been colored in with my copic's.
Remember in order to be in the draw for the stamp I am using, please leave me a comment and would love to hear your favorite oldie. Now it's time to go to Janiel's blog
Thanks for stopping bye today and for joining us in the Oldie Blog Hop.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Birthday Wishes

It's Friday and I am so ready for the weekend!!! And being Friday I have a card to show you for the Just Magnolia Challenge Blog. This week we have a sketch for you by Jay Jay and a mighty fine sketch it was to work with.
I have used one of the new Tilda's and she has been colored with my copics. Papers are from Cloud 9 and used some punches from SU for my wording which is from Simon Says Stamp.
The branch punch is from L-em and the gorgeous roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Looking forward to seeing your beautiful work for Jay Jay's sketch this week.
Have a wonderful weekend. I am having my granddaughter for the weekend so not for sure what we will be getting into lol Hugs!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Guess What?????????

Oh we are going to have a party!!!!!!!!
Do you want to have some fun with us??
It would be so nice if you joined us but not required but we know Sugar Nellie has all these new gorgeous stamps out and still coming out. BUT what about all those adorable older ones??? Well we decided to have a blog hop and use an older stamp.

It will start at 1pm UK time and will start at the Sugar Nellie blog. So make sure you come and visit each of us for we each have some candy for you, one lucky person will win on each Design Team members blog the stamp they used on there card.

So what do you say want to brush off the dust on your older Sugar Nellie stamps??? I know it is going to be fun. So see you all Saturday!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pearls and Swirls

Good day all!!!!!! How is everyone doing??? I have a card to show you today for the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog. The theme this week is Pearls and Swirls!!! I have used one of the City Girls and she has been colored with my copic's. Isn't she adorable?? My papers are from Cosmo Cricket and I have used the MS border punch and one of the Spellbinders dies. I only added some pearls to the die cut and added some bling swirls from Basic Grey.
I used the sketch over at Friday Sketchers for my card
Hope to see you over at the challenge blog this week. Big hugs and thanks so much for stopping bye.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone!!! Boy I so hope you all are staying warm!!! It is freezing here in the US and everywhere you look is snow and more coming tonight and all weekend. I went to clean the porch off Monday and it went up to my knees in snow!!!! I am Over it!!!!!!
I had a very busy weekend, my uncle passed away and he was buried Monday but managed to get a few cards done just forgot to post them lol
This card is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch, I have used one of the Rachelle Miller images and have colored these adorable turtles with my copic's. The papers are from DCWV. The wording is from Simon Says Stamp and just added some ribbon from my stash.

This card is for the sketch at Mojo Monday and for the Pink Elephant for there challenge this week which is ribbon. I have used this adorable Manga image from Sugar Nellie. Just love these.
She is colored with my copic's and my papers are from BG. I have used one of the Fiskars border punches and my wording is from Verve. The ribbon is from HL.

Then this adorable Willow she is ready to go out on the town lol I made this card for the challenge at Sketchy Colors, the colors for this challenge are light green, dark green and pink. I have used the Fiskars border punch again here and then one of the spellbinders tags. Willow is colored with my copic's of course. lol

Well thanks so much for stopping bye today, I so appreciate it so much. Try to stay warm now.
Big hugs(((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))

Friday, February 12, 2010


Happy Friday!!! It is time for a new challenge at Just Magnolia and the theme this week is LOVE! I used Tilda with the hanging hearts and have colored them with my copic's. I am going to send this to my granddaughter for Valentines Day!
My papers are from the Love nest collection of MME. I so love these. I took the heart and used a pop dot for it to make it stand out more and the XOXOXO's are from Simon Says Stamp. He bling heart is from HL.
Hope you all come and join us this week, we would love to see your gorgeous creations you make.
Thanks for stopping bye Big Hugs(((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))

Thursday, February 11, 2010


It's Thursday and so close to the weekend!!!!. I got out in 8 hours today so took advantage of it and made a card for the challenge at The Sugar Bowl!!!
It is a gorgeous sketch by Tiets!!! I so love her sketch's with all the layers. Just always enjoy working with them. I have used one of the new Manga girls from Sugar Nellie called Sitting Pretty!!!. I just soooooooo love these Manga images. I could color these cuties over and over and over.
I have colored her with my copic's and have used the adorable papers from MME. The photo corner is from SU and the button and brads are from my stash, the wording is a bubble wording from Tim Holtz. The flowers are the gorgeous cherry blossom flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, sooooooo loving these flowers.
Well that is it for me today. Hope you all are staying warm. We have lots of snow and it is sooooo cold and more snow expected this weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping bye and visiting me tonight. Sending big hugs your way (((((((((((((()))))))))))))))

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!

It's Wednesday again!!! Half way through the work week (let's hope)
Today is the Whiff of Joy Challenge and we have a wonderful sketch for you by our own Jane!!! So loving her sketch's she is really coming up with some beauties.
I have used Charlotte with mailbox from the Mail collection at Whiff of Joy.
She has been colored with my copic's and I have used these gorgeous papers from MME.
I added some flowers from Prima and my branch is from MS and the leave is from McGill.
My wording is from Cuddly Buddly with punches from SU.
So hope to see you come and join in the challenge with us this week. Thanks for stopping bye and visiting me. Sending Big Hugs your way!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sending Sunshine!!!

Good Day Everyone!!! I hope you all are staying warm. Here in Indiana we are under a Winter Storm Watch and we have snow and more snow and it is still falling. We are to have up to 9 inches by tomorrow. The wind is blowing so bad. I tell you what I had a vacation day today for I had to go to the dentist early this morning to have some work done and it took me over 1 1/2 hours to get there. I wanted to turn around so many times but made it and was never so glad to get home. I so hope the roads are much better in the early A.M when I have to go to work!!!
I took advantage of my vacation day and made a card for Papertake Weekly and used the sketch by the lovely Dawny. I used papers from BG and this image is one of the new Sugar Nellie Manga Girls!!! Isn't she darling!!!! She is called Bloom and Glow!. I colored her with my copics and left the card pretty simple for this image just had to be the attention that is for sure.
I used a brad bumble bee and the wording is from Simon Says Stamp. And the ribbon is from SU and I used one of the newer MS border punches.
Well stay in stay warm. Thanks for stopping bye and would sooooooo love to hear your comments on these adorable new Manga Girls. Which one of the them is your favorite???
Big Hugs (((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))))))


I made a couple of water bottle holders for a couple friends of mine at work for Valentines Day.
These 2 are always on a diet lol So instead of giving them something sweet to fatten them up I figured I would give them the Crystal Light !! My papers are from BoBunny and the image is from SU. I got the idea from the Chic and Scratch Blog
Thanks for stopping bye today!!! Big Hugs (((((((((((())))))))))))))))))