Monday, December 31, 2012

Fancy Fish

Good Morning!

Back in chilly NH after a wonderful break basking in the sunshine in Florida. I do miss the beach. I love to pick up sea shells and walk on the beach. There is just something that is so soothing when the waves crash on the shore.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Are you ready for New Year's Eve? I am looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine.

Today I am sharing a card with this cute fish which seems so appropriate after spending a week at the ocean.

A different view:

Here are the items I used to create my card:
Digi Stamp - Oak Pond Creations - Fancy Fish
Cryogen Paper
Copic Markers
Paper from my stash
Cheese Cloth
Cherry Lynn Dies - Small & Large Flourish
Pearls from Inky Impressions
Sentiment - AMUSE

P.S. I need to more followers to draw my "12 Days of Christmas Blog Candy". Click here to enter.

I am entering my card in the following challenge:
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thursday, December 27, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Candy

Happy Saturday,

Well today is the 12th day of Christmas! Thanks for playing along. On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "A Special Inky Impressions Candy".

If you would like to be in the draw for my "12 Days of Christmas" please:

1. Post a photo in the sidebar of your blog
2. Add your name to Mr Linky at the end of this post
3. If you are not already; become a follower of my blog

The candy will be drawn when I reach 110 followers. If I reach 110 before the 12 days ends the candy will be drawn for each day on the 16th of December.
Wow it is Friday already! I am looking forward to the weekend and have high hopes that I will get a lot finished. We are on the 11th day of Christmas. Hmmmmm. I need a few more followers......

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "Memory Box Floral Vine"


Well today is the 10th day of Christmas! On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "two awesome Inky digis".


Happy Wednesday,

Two weeks until Christmas. Are you ready? I am not quite ready, hopefully this weekend I can finish my wrapping. Today is the 9th day of Christmas.....

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "Beautiful buttons and flowers for free".



I hope you are all having a good week! After today we have 4 days left in the "12 Days of Christmas". I am up to 90 followers...Woo Hoo... Don't forget to tell your friends.

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "Rachel Decorating a Christmas Tree" a digi from Inky Impressions plus a sentiment to go along with it.

And don't forget the 2nd challenge over at CMC's Holiday Bash!

CLICK HERE for all Holiday Bash Details
(Challenges start Dec 7th & run thru Jan 4th)
Challenge #2 - Scavenger Hunt (starts Dec 10th)
Prizes - Five Winners
- (1) Flourishes Gift Bag of goodies & Stamp Set of your choice
-(2) $10 Gift Certificate to La La Land Crafts
-(1) $20 Gift Certificate to Close to My Heart from Pat Jaynes


Oh yes, it is day 7! Sorry I am so late today but we had to purchase a new car and well it took up most of the day. Not really what I had planned but that's how it goes..... So are you ready for the 7th day of Christmas?

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "$10 Gift Card at 7 Kids College Fund."

Don't forget about the Holiday Bash over at CMC. If you haven't already you need to go over and check out all the amazing creations from the CMC DT. Get ready to have some fun and win some amazing prizes.

Day 6
Happy Friday,

I hope you all had a great week! Wow, it's the 6th day of Christmas!!! So here is what is in store today.

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "2 Memory Box dies"

Good Morning,

Wow, day 5 of the Christmas candy. Can you believe Christmas is 19 days away? Are you ready? I am not ...No DT news today but I do get to spend Christmas with my awesome son and my awesome daughter-in-law. I am counting down the days!!!!!

Here is today's - on the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me "an Inky Impressions digi"

Happy Wednesday,

To keep this simpler I am going to keep it all in one post that should stay on the top of my blog. And you only have to post one day of the candy. Thanks for joining in on the fun.

Another day with some exciting news! Carisa from 7 Kids College Fund asked me to be a guest designer for December too. Of course I said yes! If you get a chance hop on over to their challenge blog and see all the wonderful DT creations.

Are you ready for the 4th day of Christmas?

On the 4th day of Christmas by true love gave to me “Pretty Embellishments”.

Day 1-3 of Christmas -

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Memories of the Beach


Did everyone have a great Christmas? I had a wonderful Christmas with my son and daughter-in-law in Florida. Yes, sunshine and warm weather. The beach is what gave me the inspiration to alter this cigar box. The seashells are actually from the beach here in Florida.

I covered the box with paper from Authentique and Graphic 45. I used the Graphic 45 paper to embellish the box. I stamped Miamia with the Graphic 45 paper. I used the cheesecloth as netting to create the arrangement with the seashells and the starfish.  I decided to spruce up the sides of the box with clear bling.

I kept the inside of the box simple so that the inside could be used to store items.

Here is a view of the bottom of the box:

 I hope I have inspired you today!  Thanks for stopping by!

You can purchase the below items at 7 Kids College Fund or click on the links:
Magnolia Stamp - Miamia the Flamingo
Paper Authentique - Fresh
Paper Graphic 45 -  Place in Time
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Metal Box Feet Foundations

DON'T Forget my Blog Candy. I just need 10 more followers to draw the goodies.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Bingo (Blue, Sparkle, Pattern DP)
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - #120

Monday, December 24, 2012

CMC Holiday Bash Don't Miss Out on the Fun

-HOLIDAY BASH Fun!!  The Holiday Bash is on-going thru Jan 4th and open to everyone to play!  Its my way of saying thanks & Happy Holidays so lots of fun challenges to be had. 
This week kicks off Challenge #3 which is a fun Hidden Picture Puzzle.  GO HERE to see all the details for all the challenges.  For each challenge you enter you get entered to win a NEW Silhouette Cameo e-cutter AND entered for a bunch of other FABULOUS PRIZES. 
If you haven't checked out all the prizes you could win, then you need to go right now!!!  So you have until Jan 4th to enter all the challenges...plenty of time to play and have some fun! 
Also check out our CHARITY we are sponsoring this year, its a great cause that benefits children...with every $3 donation you get an entry to win the Cameo & other prizes as well! Click HERE to read about it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All is Calm

Today I am sharing a simple ornament I made. I bought this wooden snowflake from Michaels. I covered the front with snowwriter then added some blue glitter. I added some netting and for the finishing touch I used Inky Impressions Digi - All is Calm. I stamped the back with a sentiment from AMUSE. To give the back some interest I added some dots with snowwriter to give the look of falling snow. To finish my ornament I added some sparkly ribbon. I hope I have inspired you today to create your own ornament.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to sign up for my "12 Days of Christmas Candy".

Back view of the ornament:

I am entering my ornament in the following challenges:
Stamptacular Sunday: Challenge #194 Christmas Time
Tuesday Alchemy: Challenge #45 Anything but a Card

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2013 Calendar

Good Morning to All,

Christmas is one week away is everybody ready! I am almost there.

Today I am sharing a calendar I made as a gift. I made the pages rather simple so that the calendar wouldn't bulge. I used a combination of dies, stamps and the paper to embellish the calendar. I hope my project inspires you today! Have a great week.

You can get the following supplies at 7 Kids College Fund:
Magnolia Stamp - Tilda in Key Largo
Graphic 45 Paper - ABC Primer
Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Cryogen Paper
Copic Markers
Spellbinders - Labels 1

Here are a couple of photos of the pages inside the calendar:

Click Here for my "12 Days of Christmas Blog Candy"

I am entering my calendar in the following challenges:

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ice Skating Rachel Ornament

Good Morning,

Today I have a simple ornament to share with you. I got the clear ornament from Michaels and added some purple feathers inside. I colored my image Inky Impressions - Ice Skating Rachel with Copic Markers (E000, E00, R20, E25,E31,E50, G90, G93, G99,V93,V95)and used snow writer for the fur on her jacket and hat.

I cut her out and attached her to the inside of the silver top. I used the memory box snowflake stamp and ribbon to embellish the top of the ornament. I hope I have inspired you today. Have a wonderful week!

Don't forget to sign up for my "12 Days of Christmas" Blog Candy!

I am entering my ornament in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody- Challenge 19 Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything Goes

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Altered Cigar Box - Winter Fashion Marlee & Blog Candy

Welcome to Inky Impression's December blog hop! We are so glad you could join us. Today I would like to thank two wonderful women for their support, encouragement and for giving me such an awesome opportunity to be a part of the Inky DT. So Tonya and Nicole thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will never know how much it meant to me the day Tonya told me I made the team! You are both amazing and I enjoy working with you both. Merry Christmas!!!!

If you arrived here from 
Judith blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. The prize will be 2 digis of the winner's choice. All comments need to be in by December 21st (5pm est.) and the winner will be announced on December 22nd on the challenge blog.

I am also offering my "12 days of Christmas blog candy". I hope you will participate. Click here to sign up for twelve chances at candy. Here is today's candy.

Here is the top of the box:

Here is what I used to create my project:
Inky Impressions Stamp - Winter Fashion Marlee
Graphic 45 paper embellishments - Place and Time
Memory Box Die - Frosty Border, Crystal Snowflake
Poppy Stamps - Grand Madison Window
Copic Markers
Cryogen Paper
Snow writer with Martha Stewart white fine glitter

Here is a closer view: 

Inside the box:

Side View:

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ice Skating Rachel

Happy Wednesday!

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I haven't and I still have cards that are waiting for my attention. Today I have posted a Christmas tag which would look lovely on one of my packages. The theme is use something old so I pulled out my tree die and some pearl bling I had that was just sitting around for some time begging to be used. I hope you were inspired today!

Here are the items I used to create my tag:
Inky Impressions Stamp- Ice Skating Rachel
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Graphic 45 Paper - A Place in Time
Copic Markers
Memory Box Dies - Frosty Border & Winterland Tree
Silver Glitter Pen
Cryogen Paper
Perfect Pearls
Snowflake Charm

Here is a close up of the tag:

Don't forget to enter for my "12 Days of Christmas Celebration Candy". Click here.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Two Turtle Doves


I have a Christmas card to share today. I used the traditional reds & greens for this darling card. It took me awhile to create my design sometimes I have a difficult time using the right paper and layout. I hope this card inspires you to create something lovely this week!

Items you can find over at 7 Kids College Fund
Authentique Paper - Festive
Elisabeth Bell Stamp - Two Turtle Doves
Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs & Festive Berries
Cryogen Paper
Copic Markers
Spellbinders - Label 1

Other items used:
Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
Cherry Lynn -Small Flourish Die
Prima Flowers

Snow Writer

A closer view:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says - Snowflakes

Don't forget to sign up for my "12 Days of Christmas Blog Candy". Click here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Very Beary Christmas

Happy Monday!

Did everyone have a great weekend? I had a wonderful weekend. Today my wonderful husband took me for some delicious ice cream and coffee. Then we went and did a little bit of Christmas shopping. Now I am relaxing with a glass of wine and preparing my posts for the week.

This is my first post for Forever Friends. It is so exciting the bears are just too adorable. I used a FF image to create my sweet little card!

Below is what I used to create my card:

FF Friends Image
Cherry Lynn Die - Large Flourish & Small Flourish
Marianne Die - Heart
Graphic 45 Paper - Nutcracker Sweet
Flowers, Snowflakes, and bling

Here is a closer view:

Thanks for stopping by!

I have some special "12 Days of Christmas Candy"! Click here to sign up.

Friday, December 7, 2012

CMC Holiday Bash

Good Morning,

Are you ready to kick off the month with lots of fun and goodies? If you said yes, then you are at the right place!

Starting today December 7th the CMC Classroom will have its annual month-long Holiday Bash Celebration! Nothing more fun then having some fun challenges, games and prizes to start the season off right!? I hope you will find time to stop in and look around, join in and just have some fun. The Holiday Bash is really my way of THANKING ALL OF YOU for your continued support, friendship and patronage to the Classroom. So a lot of fun and a way to WIN SOME HUGE prizes from our sponsor!


*Starts today Dec. 7th with a Holiday Blog Hop featuring projects by the CMC DT to kick off the month-long CMC Challenge!! And another way for you to win if you hop along!

*Every week will be a NEW Challenge and Prize...think scavenger hunts, puzzles, games!

*Charity Raffle - I'm giving away a NEW Silhouette Cameo machine to a lucky someone! How can you win it? Everytime you participate in a challenge during the month you get an entry for it. Also for every $3 you donate to the Charity (TBA) you get an entry. Every year I pick a different Charity to far we've raised $3200 over the years..and to me the season is all about GIVING so that's why I always include this.

If you arrived from Andi 's blog then you are on the right track. "Don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog for a chance to win a prize!"  

Ski Edwin with Snowflakes was colored with Copic Markers E000, E00, R20, E31, YR20, YR21, C1, C3, C5, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, R22, R24. I use Snowwriter and Martha Stewart fine white glitter to create the fur and pom pom on his hat. I also used this plus perfect pearls to create the snowflakes in the background. The black, gold, silver paper is handmade I bought it last year at a specialty store and thought this was the perfect paper for the challenge -Metallics. I used Memory Box dies Frosty Border, Crystal Snowflake, Frostyville Border.

A closer view:

Here is a list of the DT girls in the blog hop order. 

And now hop on over to  Anary blog to see what she has in store for you!

Click here for my 12 days of Christmas blog candy.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says - Snowflakes
Simply Magnolia - Tis the Season