Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Fairy For Today

I created another new card today with my "Groovy Angel" faerie stamp I recently received from Susana. This is such a cute stamp and a joy to color! I used my Prismacolor pencils again and chose my design paper from Basic Grey's Euphoria set. I also used Prima flowers, dewdrops and stickles for accent. I had another layout in mind when I first started, but this design had a mind of it's own. Hope you like her!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas is Over?

How fast and furious the holiday season is, all the preparation and fuss, wrapping presents and the best part - being with family and friends. I'm always a little sad when it's actually over. I had a house full from December 23rd to December 28th. I love watching all the grandchildren opening presents and playing with their cousins. I guess I will just have to keep Christmas in my heart all year long! I did take a moment from a much needed rest to color a new image from Susana's, it is from the IBFS Fairy line, called Fairy Friends:

I used my Prismacolor pencils and the sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms. The paper is Dovecraft's Fantasy. The children in these stamps are just irresistable!

Well, back to putting my house in order and running a few errands. I hope everyone had a very wonderful Christmas and happy holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Time Is Flying By!

I cannot believe it, Christmas will be here on Thursday! Sorry I have not posted more, but every day last week was hectic. There were last minute gifts, more Christmas cards to make, our annual Christmas Cantada and oh yes, my dear hubby had back surgery on Wednesday! I promise, the back surgery was my number one priority. Medical technology has really advanced, DH was in and out the same day. They used an X-Stop (no, not an x-box!) for lumbar spinal decompression. I spent all Saturday afternoon compressing my spine, standing at my countertop and wrapping presents for 3 hours! I made twelve more Christmas cards, there are always a few special ones I make besides my mass mailing. I want to share a few with you: This is the Sarah Kay set, "Angels Rejoice". I used PTI design paper and my Copics for coloring. This is my entry for Summer's Roses On Paper Challenge Blog. This card is actually made from two Eat Cake Graphics sets. The DP is from Basic Grey's Wassail papers, Copics for coloring and I used my Cuttlebug to create the stucco frame around the window. The two cards above were designed using a new paper collection, Winter Wonderland from Dovecraft carried by Susana's Custom Art and Card Design available here. Susana carries the darling "faerie" stamps I am so in love with! The second card image is one from The Angel Company set, "Christmas Season". I embossed the image in silver and used DCWV silver card stock for the mat and flourishes.

I finally inked up my Whiff Of Joy "Willow With Lantern" to create this card: Again, I used Copics and Basic Grey's Wassail DP. She is just so elegant looking! I purchased this WOF from Roses On Paper. Summer carries WOF, Magnolia and Sarah Kay stamps in her store. I'm not sure if I will be posting any more until after Christmas. The relatives start arriving Tuesday afternoon and I still have lots to do! I would like to go ahead and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Good Morning - Great To Be Back!

I have been without internet all weekend! Friday night at 7 p.m. it was like someone flicked a switch and then decided to wait until Sunday afternoon to turn it on again :( . I am swamped with emails now and trying to catch up with posts on my favorite groups. I had a new faerie I received from Susana's store, "Lost In Thought". I just love her pensive pose and I chose Dovecraft's Fantasy paper for my background. I received her in the mail Friday and had to ink her up that same day. Here she is:

I spent the rest of the weekend scrapbooking with my friends. Once a month we gather in our church social hall to work on our albums and just have fun. I did take a few stamps and stamped with a couple of other addicts during our "break".

Hope to have more cards to share later - I absolutely have to get busy and wrap some Christmas presents, especially before the grandkids find them!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Great Giveaway!

Suzy has a super fantastic giveaway on her blog Papermonkey. She is calling it "Happy Haul-a-Days Giveaway". The reason, to celebrate Christmas! I can't think of a better reason to have a giveaway. Please be sure to take a good look at Suzy's blog, she is a talented designer and makes the most beautiful cards.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Whiff of Joy Card

I have had this background stamp, "Holiday Door" from The Stampin' Place for some time now, and was waiting to use it with just the right stamp. I decided to use my Lizzie stamp from Whiff of Joy, she just seemed perfect. I used so many Copic markers, I cannot remember all the colors! I used Amelia for my design paper from The Angel Company - the colors seemed to bring out the rich wood color of the door.

Only 15 more days until Christmas! I still have not inked up all my Christmas stamps this year. Maybe I will just make Christmas cards all year long - then I will be ahead of the game next year at this time.


I also want to mention that Kim, from Crafts By Kim has some super blog candy! Just visit her here to see all the wonderful prizes and to see an awesome blog. One of the prizes she is giving away are some angel charms. They are so cute!

Blog Candy Alert!

Rosette has reached 5000 hits on her blog , Crafting Magic's Crafting World and is offering some great blog candy! She has some gorgeous Hanglar Stanglar, Magnolias and Whiff of Joy cards for your optical delight! I just had to sign up as one of her "followers"!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Well Dressed Tilda

My precious Tilda's have been ignored lately! Christmas cards were on the top of my "to do list" so I had to get busy. Now that I have most of my cards finished, I just had to ink up this new Tilda I received. I had already imagined her paired with the Christmas ornament from Magnolia. I never imagined using "black" at Christmas, but it looks so nice with the designer paper from DCWV. The black and red are textured cardstock from Bazzil. I am so loving this Martha Stewart branch punch! I used the branches to turn a SU sentiment into a wreath. The poinsettias are from Prima and I used Copic markers for my coloring and Stickles for the razzle dazzle. The design is from Sketch Challenge #1 by Claudia Rosa in my Magnolia-licious yahoo group. Hmmm, only 17 more days left until Christmas - I'd better get busy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Whew, What A Weekend!

My weekend was anything but ordinary! I was in the middle of making Christmas cards when I received a call no grandmother likes to receive, "hurry quick, we need you"! My granddaughter, Morgan broke her left wrist in two places. All is well and she is ensconced in pillows and has her twin brother and older sister waiting on her hand and foot! I finished my Christmas snowflake spinner cards Saturday night. For those who missed my prototype earlier, here is a picture of my card: I cased the design from Jak Heath. The stamp is by Impression Obsession, designed by Leigh Hannan. These were a little time consuming so I am making NO more! I am going to make some TAC Christmas cards next, they really have some cute designs. Then...I can have more time to play with my faeries and Magnolias. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kyra - My Newest Faerie

I inked up another one of my new faeries last night, her name is Kyra. Please take a look! Kyra is just one of many delightful faeries from Faerie Song, you can see them all here on Susana's website. I had so much fun coloring her with my copics and choosing paper to compliment her. So, guess who is still not making any headway with her Christmas cards? Back to the craft room!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar

Each day a new window will open with a surprise gift for one lucky visitor, the new window will be posted at 00.01 GMT everyday. Katharina is giving away surprises until Christmas. Please stop by and see all the fun here . Todays Gift is the Whiff of Joy "Snow Love" stamp. I love these Christmas stamps!

I Received An Award!

One of my dear stamping friends, Marie, has presented me with this fantastic award! Marie has such a fabulous blog, you really have to take a look! I met Marie on the Magnolicious forum and I've been following her blog ever since. She has a real flair for copic markers! Here are the rules: the winner may put the logo on their blog; put a link back to the person that sent you the award; nominate 5 blogs; put links to their blogs; leave a message for your nominee.

Wow, how hard it is to pick only 5 blogs! I've visited so many that truly inspire me and I could nominate all that Marie chose again, but I'll try and pic 5 new ones that I truly love. So here are my selections:

  • Ribbonrie Peggy is super talented and just so friendly and helpful. She was the first blogger friend I made and has been such an inspiration to me. We have a special bond and share a common love of grandchildren and Magnolia's.
  • Cards Made By Hand Joani introduced me to The Angel Company (TAC). She has become a friend and mentor to me and also helped me to become a TAC demo. She is a very talented designer and has some beautiful cards!
  • Danni's Dreams Danni is such a sweetheart! She is also a TAC demo and a superbly talented faerie card creator and designer. We met on the Magnolicious forum and I'm one of her blog followers!
  • Pretty Pressings Claudia is one of the most talented designers I've met. She is also very friendly and helpful. I follow her blog for my daily dose of stamping "eye candy"!
  • StampynWife's Space Christine is a wonderful designer and another faerie lover! She is very talented and a very hard worker, just take a look at her Robin Hood and Maid Marian card on her blog!
I feel blessed to have made so many new friends and to be surrounded by such great talent.

TAC Promotions Galore!

The Angel Company has a whole sleigh full of great promotions this month!!! If you would like to "get your wings", I would love to help you get started!

get more info here.

Here are the sets, or see more here:

see collections below, or here:
Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity, these would make great stocking stuffers for you stamping friends! Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of any help!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Do You Believe...

Reading has always been a passion of mine. As a child, I would devour every book of fairy tales I could get my hands on. To my great delight, I recently discovered the most adorable faeries! Bryony is one of my favorites from the Faerie Song Art line, she is just so winsome. You can find her here. There are some other adorable faeries as well. I hope to post a few more creations here tomorrow.

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