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Welcome to my blog! Here I'll be occasionally showcasing some of my work and letting you know when & where I'll be at craft fairs. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today starts Softpencil's Customer Blog Hop!

Hello and thank you for stopping by on your blog hop today!  It's so fun to create cards using Elizabeth's super adorable images!  I hope you will find some inspiration along your hop and have a fun time doing along the way.  Enjoy your hop, hop, hopping!!! :-)

If you have arrived here from Softpencil's blog you're on the right track - I'm the first stop! Woot woot!! :-)  If you didn't arrive here from Softpencil, please go back and start there. 

I'm posting these for the first time, but I do have a couple of other Softpencil designs as well - you can find the older ones by clicking on the Softepencil tag on my sidebar.  Thanks for looking!

For this card I used the "Happy Teddy Bear" digi.  I colored the digi with Prismacolor pencils.  I used Cuttlebug "D'vine Swirls" to emboss the pink background cardstock.  I used green cardstock as a mat for the digi, but I also layered a ripped piece on the bottom to give the illusion of grass.  (I'm not a fan of how my grass comes out when colored, so I tried this instead - even though I did color the grass in the digi lol)  I tried to show it in the second picture, but again, it still didn't come out that well....but I digress... on the bottom of the bear's dress I used some clear/white glitter just to give it a little dimension. 

For my next card I used one of Softpencil's many girl stamps - I just love her!  Again, with the glitter glue I added some dimension to her bows.  I also had fun with my new SU border punch.  A ribbon and some stick on bling and I'm good to go!  Enjoy!

For my final card I used one of the freebies - a unicorn.  Once again (okay, it's a new toy, can you tell?) I used glitter glue on my card.  Some gold for the horn, wings and hooves, and some blue for the eye.  I also had some sequins I got at a tag sale that I used since they just happened to be gold :-)  I put some in the swirls of the embossed background.  I made this card for my 6 yr old daughter's friend's b-day coming up.  Thanks for looking! :-)

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you enjoyed your stay and will come back again soon :-) 

Your next stop on the hop is here: Rhonda Miller http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com/

Have fun hopping along and don't forget to end up back at Softpencil's blog...and leave some love along the way! :-)

Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Softpencil Customer Blog Hop

Hello All!

In celebration of their one year anniversary Softpencil is having a Customer Blog Hop!  Starting this Thurs. (5/27) at noon (EST) you can hop along and check out some of the wonderful creations some of their customers have made.  My blog will be part of it so I hope you join along! :-)  The hop runs until Sunday May 30th 8pm EST so you have until then to finish hoppin'. :-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Color Challenge update

I WON, I WON!!  I'm super excited! My first card challenge and I won! How cool is that?!  Now I can do a little shopping in the Softpencil store - woohoo!  Looking forward to getting some new digis to play around with.  I'll be sure to post them here when I do!

Happy Friday!

p.s.  I'm a new Auntie!  Yay!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Color Challenge

Here's a card I made for a color challenge at Softpencil on Paper Craft Planet.  The color challenge (if you can't already guess lol) was to use primary colors red, blue and yellow.  I just love these little girl images! Too cute!  You can't really see in the picture, but I put glitter on her bows.  For the background I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the dots and then I used my new SU corner punch for the corners.  The glitter flowers are leftovers from a craft we did for my daughter's 5th b-day last year.

Tools used: Cuttlebug, digi stamps, corner punch, Prismacolor pencils

Saturday, May 8, 2010

blog candy

Hi All!

Looking for some blog candy?  Head on over to Raindrop Echo Designs and enter! They are celebrating their first blogoversary.  Go show some love! :-)


p.s. She also has a freebie - sentiments! Go check it out! :-)

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!  Here's a mother's day card I came up with.  Enjoy your day moms!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kindergarten Project

For my daughter's kindergarten class we were given a sheet of cardstock and we had to make a scrapbook page to put in a class book.  For this page I used Darcy's Kindergarten collection ABC Frame file and her Kindergarten Apple Worm title.  I had edited both to make it work for my scrapbook page but that's one of the things I love about her files - so easy to work with!  (I don't remember where I got the 'we are family' file, so if it's your's or you know who's it is, please let me know and I will give you credit.)

Tools used: Silhouette