Saturday, July 31, 2010

Silk Scarves

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I made these 2 scarves for my daughter to take to her internship on one of the bake sale days. The goal was to raise enough money to get each child in the program a book bag and some school supplies. They raised money through bake sales, a spaghetti dinner and an ice cream social. 

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Unfortunately these didn’t sell, actually not much sold at the bake sale the second round :(  I think maybe it was just too hot and people weren’t out walking around like the first time.  They are still a bit short of their goal.

So if anyone is interested in a hand stamped silk  scarf I have these 2 available.  The one on the right is done with swirls and dragonflies in purple and blue. The one of the left is done with flowers and a swirl in red and green. They are hand washable and gorgeous!  I have made them in the past for some friends and family and they all have been thrilled with them, receiving nice compliments while wearing them too :) 

I am asking $10 (plus shipping) and the money (other than shipping) will still go to the internship to help them get each of the kids a book bag! 



images used are from FireCracker Designs by Pamela.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Some TAC sale sets uploaded

I have uploaded some of the TAC sets I have for sale, others I have yet to scan and some to find the prices on ...what a daunting task that has been LOL! I decided well I was at it to price out the ones I am keeping too so I don't have to go through this again! Egads!

Anyway click here or use the link in the sidebar see them and remember all reasonable offers WILL BE considered!

There is something there for everyone :) TAC, CTMH, SU, Magenta, Hero Arts...

Also don't forget the catalogs and Idea Books listed on the side bar. You can use my email link there to contact me or leave me a comment here!

I will remove the pics when the sets are taken or if a single is sold from one of the mixed pictures I will notate it in the comment under the photo.


There’s a New Sheriff in Town!

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he he, I just couldn’t help myself with that saying after seeing this BIG cowboy hat and the perfect star emblem to go along with it, all part of the newly released Cowboy Roundup digital set.

I used some scraps of patterned and handmade backgrounds that I found in my bin. Colored him with Copics and Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll pens’. Added a bit of rope so he can catch the bad guys and bind em’ up too! 



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Have a Mice Day!


Once again just under the wire with my Designed 2 Delight posting.  Actually I haven’t even been making the wire as far as my blog goes but I have been getting them uploaded on Crafters Digital Art Center where I follow the d2d group. This week we had both an image and some wording (if we wanted to use it…I did) I printed the image twice and used only the bottom grass and mouse to add a little bit of depth to the card. 


I also choose at the last minute to add the button to qualify for this weeks Double Delight Challenge of using one as well as a touch of blue (my sky – Whisped Frame at the top [TJ] and in the mouse too!).

I can’t wait to see what image is for next week.  I still can’t say I am loving digi’s but I do like getting something new to play with each week!

Paper is from DCWV, Hollo’s and Paper Temptress. Coloring was done with Copics and Twinkling H2O’s.  I added a few pearls in various sizes on the center of the flower from Queen & Co. So what do you think?



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wacky Wednesday - Oh Holey Night

There are just a couple more Wacky Wednesdays left at FCD- and today we are finishing up our Christmas in July extravaganza!!! Today the stamp set that is 50% off is Oh Holey Night


HERE is the gallery link with samples for your viewing pleasure!
PLUS did you know you can share your artwork with us! There is a gallery for Fans and we’d love to see what you make!!! All you have to do is email a photo of your work to Pamela or Karyn to get it added :)

Don't forget to also check out the SALE section at FCD for more Christmas sets marked up to 25% off.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wacky Wednesday – Snowlady Wreath


Continuing on with the Christmas in July theme Pamela has selected this set called Snowlady Wreath to feature as the FireCracker Designs by Pamela, Wacky Wednesday Sale set today!  That means you can grab it for 50% until midnight tonight!  What a super deal!

Unfortunately, I don’t have this set, so I couldn’t make a card with it to share with you BUT I do have her “brother” who is part of the Snow Decorate My Tree set!  Isn’t he adorable! 


Can you guess my favorite thing about this set?


No it really isn’t the Snow Dude but rather the “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree AND the pickle decoration!  LOL! I just love them!  I made ornaments a few years back using them and I still smile every time I see them! You can see them {here}.

This is one of the other Christmas Sale Sets for our month long celebration also be sure to check the SALE page for other goodies to add to your shopping cart!



Thursday, July 15, 2010

FCD Sketch 21 Blog Hop

Welcome to the FCD Monthly Blog Hop we were to use FCD Sketch 21 for our inspiration this time around. This hop starts at 8 AM EDT on Friday if you are a little early all the links might not be in place so please be patient – I promise it will be worth it! Also remember this is a circular blog hop so wherever you start is where you end too! Easy peasy! It isn’t too long and don’t forget to leave comments at each stop along the way you (nor we) never know who the hostess with the mostest will be and if you don’t comment you can’t win the candy! Pamela picks the hostess and winner at the end of the hop on Monday and lets us all know around about 8 PM EST so be sure to check her blog then to see if you are a WINNER!


Boni Boutelle-Jones who is one of our FABULOUS DT members has also branched out to sharing her doodles thru FCD and has some fun entertaining digi’s for sale now! This is just one image from the set called Ken and in fact is FREE until July 19th if you want to grab him {here}. I paired it with the SMILE sentiment from one of Pamela’s retired (?)sets. I just figured the big letters and his cheesy grin went together well! LOL!

Coloring was done with Copics, Technique on the frame was from TJ called Whisped Frames and the paper is Basic Grey Recess line.

Hope you enjoyed my card and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team came up with for this one! So come on with me let’s hop over to Michelle P one of our July Guest DT who is playing along this month too!!



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wacky Wednesday ~ Let’s Celebrate

Maybe you heard last week that Pamela and FireCracker Designs are celebrating Christmas in July. Seems Wednesday flew right by me last week and I didn’t get to let you all in on the great sales or the Wacky Wednesday set :( So sorry! This week though I am getting both the Wacky Wednesday 50% off set and one of the fun Christmas sets that is on sale for the celebration month in for you so no one is missing out!

Let me just say that NO I am NOT looking forward to cooler temps just yet, less humidity perhaps but not cooler temps really :) I am enjoying the warmth! So now that that is cleared up here is my Christmas in July share for you all.


I used Let’s Celebrate which is the Wacky Wednesday set so you can purchase it today for 50% off the regular price! What a great deal cause not only is the set useful for Christmas but for Thank You and Thanksgiving cards and even Birthday’s! So hurry over {here} and grab it now before it is too late and sold out! I also used one of the select Christmas sets that Pamela has marked down for the Christmas in July Celebration called Snow Shepherd Family (Seek His Light) This is a great set and has 3 different snow people on it as well as great sayings to use in making your holiday cards!

I colored the snowman with my Copic markers and then used some Polar White Flower Soft for a base for him to be standing in. The paper is from Basic Grey Wassail line and I added the length of ribbon using Red Line tape and just made it pucker a little to give the ruffled look once it was attached. The words were stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Inkadinkado Gold Embossing Powder.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scuba anyone?

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This is another one of Lilyboo Designs fabulous freebies I picked up.  Same concept of punching then coloring the scalloped edge to make a faux layer for it. I added a bit of some Cuttlebug Highlighted background (TJ) to it to simulate bubbly water and the card is a latch type so when open the image is popped off the edge.

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I colored this one with Copics and Sakura Metallic & Gel pens. I think this penguin is adorable!


Monday, July 12, 2010



Designed 2 Delight had a wonderful challenge to go along with last weeks freebie image for the monthly players. It was for tent topper cards.  I don’t do these often but they really do look nice when complete . . . I need to remember to try them more often!


I printed the image 3 times in varying sizes and then used pop dots to layer them for the topper portion.   The outer portion and the word WISH is colored with Copic markers and the flame has an added bit of Stickles to make it shimmer. The polka dotted paper is from Basic Grey Lime Rickey line and the funky ric rac is from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  I just love the hugeness of this ric rac and am almost out…boooo!



Sunday, July 11, 2010

Where has the time gone?

It is less than 2 weeks till the shower for my daughter’s wedding!  I can’t believe the time has flown right by and we are still trying to pull all the details together yet! 

Here is a wedding card I made awhile back for a partner in a swap but didn’t want to post before she got it :)  I took two pictures so you could see the shimmer of the AI Foil technique (TJ) on it!  I really liked this one and it was hard to part with!

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The couple is from Forever & Always by FireCracker Designs by Pamela.  It is a great set and has been getting a LOT of use around here lately LOL! 

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The green pearls are from Queen & Co. and make a perfect embellishment for this card. 



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Isn’t this a great image from Lilyboo Designs!  It was one of her Freebies offered so I grabbed it awhile back :)


It is actually a circle and then I used my Scalloped punch to punch it out and my black copic to color the scallops in making it look like it was layered!  Pretty nifty huh!

How about that cupcake nestled into the powdery fluff? That is Polar White Flower Soft!  I layered some fun polka dot patterned paper from basic Grey’s Sugar Rush line onto some black and then used FireCracker Designs by Pamela Happy Everything to stamp the words and embossed with SU detail embossing powder.  I really like the simplicity of this one but that the layers and "faux layers give it some pep!



Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Flippin’

FCD is sponsoring a challenge done by Iris, a very creative 10 year old girl! The theme is Summer!   Please take a few minutes to check it out and create something wonderful for it!

I finally had a few minutes to play and used these fun flip flops from FireCracker Designs by Pamela.


These flips are fabulous and can be colored in so many ways! They are part of a great digi set from FireCracker Designs called Summer Flippin’.  I wanted to use up some scraps of my funky Lime Rickey from Basic Grey so I went with bright oranges, greens and blues!  I put the Prima with the button in the upper corner to resemble the hot summer sun!