Sunday, December 26, 2010

JUST because......

Hello peeps! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas celebration. This is such a happy today for me as I get to share a very special card I made for this week’s challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. A couple of days ago, I got an e-mail from Rachel Hope   telling me that the card I entered for the challenge that week made the top five. She also told me that I have been invited to be this week guest sweetie designer. Believe me, I wasn’t expecting this!  You have no idea how much I love to create because it brings me so much happiness…and along the way, I hope to inspire someone the same way I have been inspired by others.  I am so excited to show you what I have created for them ~ so, here it is!

The inspiration piece....

I had so much fun creating this... For the focal point, I used this gorgeous peony image from Just Inklined digital stamps. I colored the peony with my favorite coloring medium ~ my prismacolor pencils. Love the designer papers, they are just scraps I had in my stash from other projects.

The little details.....

This card has all sorts of embellishements, stiching, and tons of glitter. Well… I kind of incorporated some of the elements I saw on the inspiration piece. See those gold leaves… those are part of a little set of a decorative buttons I got from Joann’s ages ago….   back then, I was not even thinking about designing cards! Anyway, hope you like this little project as much as I do.

On another note.... Here is my first blog award!!!

Another sweet surprise I got the other day is this awesome award I received from my blogging friend Jennifer Hagfeldt. She is the sweetest person ever….and she is so talented! I love her cards and scrapbook layouts. So, thank you so much my friend! Now I need to share three things I love the most and these are….

1. I love to cook and entertain.

2. I love to go to the movies… especially with my children.

3. I love jazz.

Last but not least, I am so happy to pass it on to such amazing friends and artists! 

Alright girls, I think that's all for today! Thank you so much for visiting... have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby It Is Cold Outside!!!

….no, I mean it… It is freezing right now!  For me today is the official day to welcome winter.  I am not particular crazy about winter as I have said before my favorite season is fall and it is gone! On the other hand, my children are so happy to see the first signs of what is going to be a long … long winter season. This morning, they were so thrilled to see the first snowflakes following down magically from the sky.  Anyway, this is my card for the new challenge over at The Pink Elephant blog.  Here it is… hope you like it!

I am using a patterned paper I had from last year. I think that the designs on it really complements the image I picked from Lori’s Designs digi stamps. The image’s name is Puddle Jumper ~ Winter Dana. As usual, I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I really want to color the same image with my copic too… hope that will happen pretty soon! The paper are from October Afternoon. 

The close ups!

Have I told you how much I love my cuttlebug machine?  Love the fact that I can use my embossing folders and add texture to my projects especially this cute card. I used the snowflakes embossing folder on one section of the tan matting.  And any excuse is good to use tons of glitter ~ right! That’s exactly what I did here! After punching the icicle border with my EK success border punch, I added tons of glitter on it after I applied a light coat of clear stickles glue ~ I really love the effect!  Then I added a piece of satin ribbon and of course my newest addition the baby blue twine. I also added a gem of the penguin’s bow and some liquid appliqué on the scarf. I think that this pretty much covers the whole process of making this sweet card. 

I am also entering this card to the following challenges: cupcakes creations challenge # 89, DDCC # 92, and JUGS # 63

Sorry for the long post... I feel a little bit chatty today!

Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you left in my blog. You have no idea how much I love to hear from you!

Take care and enjoy life to the fullest!