Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy Thursday,

Here is my first post using PriscillaStyles images. Aptly named Happy New Year, you can find the image here in the store. I colored the image with copics and used loads of stickles, Glossy Accents and glitter. After all, that's what New Year's is all about! KWIM?

The PriscillaStyles DT will begin in January. I will let you know the exact date closer to the debut.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe and fun New Year's Eve. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!!


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Exciting News

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great week. I have been away for a couple of days with my DH and some wonderful friends. We went to Atlantic City!! We had such a super time...we laughed, ate and gambled. It doesn't get closer to heaven than that!!! LMAO!

Anyway, I am a little behind posting because of the holiday and my trip. So getting down to business...I have some exciting news to share with you. I have been invited to be a design team member at PriscillaStyles Store. If you are not familiar with Priscilla, you will be soon. Priscilla is an awesome illustrator and digi artist. She started CDAC Crafters Digital Art Center

CDAC It is a wildly popular site that is dedicated to digital arts. All your favorite digi artists are members here. As their mission statement says, "Our Mission is to provide a gathering place where digital artists can share their talents while fellow crafters can come to a single place filled with honest digital work. We want to celebrate the continued growth of new artists, discovery and skill of mastering new products and techniques as we strive to reach our full potential. Our goal is to bring creativity in action with each and every project we share…."

It is a wonderful, informative site that you should visit...often! There are all sorts of challenges, freebies and tutorials. Check it out.

The PriscillaStyles Store DT is a wonderful group full of uber talented ladies. I am honored to be a part of the team. Please take the time to visit my new DT sisters listed here on the side of my blog. We are divided into two teams A and B. Every other week we will be posting new images and sketches for your viewing pleasure.

They really are a great group of gals...I encourage you to get to know them.
Tomorrow I will post my first card made with one of Priscilla's images.

Have a great night.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Catch a Falling Star

Hi Everyone,

Did you have a wonderful holiday? I sincerely hope it was a day filled with family, friends and fun.

Isn't this image just adorable? It is Alison's newest $1.00 digi. Named "Catch a Falling Star" you can find it here at Stretch N Bubbles store. And special with this purchase is two--that's right -- two free images. That is just 33 cents an image!!
Go check it out!

I used copics to color the image. I chalked around her in blue to give the feeling of evening. A few gold stickles for the star makes it sparkle. The swirls are from Sizzix and the paper is from K & co. The flowers are also K & co.

Have a great day!


Saturday, December 25, 2010


TO ALL!!!!
I wish you all a wonderful holiday and a safe and prosperous new year!!!
This week's challenge is up over at Unscripted Sketches.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!



Monday, December 20, 2010


I am so excited to announce the new Challenge Blog named

This blog is owned by Alison, who also owns Stretch N Bubbles and Free Digital Stamps blogs. She is incredible! Alison has asked me to be apart of her new team and I was delighted to accept!
There will be a new challenge posted every Thursday. Each week there will be prizes offered by wonderful sponsors! Some weeks, we will have 2 sponsors! Please go to DYSU and check it all out. The challenges are easy and open to all levels of crafters. You can use digi stamps, rubber stamps or no stamps at all!
Right now you can go meet the new design team. The first challenge will be on Jan 6th.
Please subscribe to the DYSU so you dont miss any of the fun!
We are very excited!!!!!
Have a great night,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Unscripted Sketches

Hi All,

They say today is actually the busiest shopping day of the year...the Saturday before Christmas. I hope you all are almost finished with your prepping so you can begin to enjoy the Holiday season. Hubby and I are venturing out today to the mall, so I'll let you know if I get back alive!! LOL

Today at Unscripted Sketches we have a Piggyback challenge. Here is the sketch and the add-on is Do Not Use Patterned Paper. It seems easy until you have to do it! Of course, solid paper does have an important place in my crafting world, but I found it hard to create knowing I couldn't use patterns. I kind of cheated a little because I used an embossing folder to give me the pattern to create interest.

I used Sizzix Snowflakes and some 3-D stickers from Jolee's that I had in my stash. Please go on over and check out the great projects the gals at Unscripted Sketches created for you today.

Have a great one.



Thursday, December 16, 2010

What's the Word, Bird? BLOG CANDY!!

Hi Everyone,
Boy it is freezing here in NY. I am so not ready for the bone chilling cold. The older I get, the more I hate winter...BLECH! LOL
This image is the newest dollar digi from Alison over at Stretch N Bubbles. It is named Owl be There and can be found here in the store. GO and get it now because she only keeps it at this price for one week!

I really love how this card came out. Really, change the sentiment and it can be used for any ocassion. I colored it with copics and inked the edges with distress ink to tone it down a bit and give it that shabby chic look. The beautiful flower and bling are from Prima.

Don't forget that Alison is starting a new challenge blog named Do You Stack Up that will begin on Jan 6th. We are all very excited about it. Some of us DT gals from SNB will also be joining the new blog. Alison has also selected a bunch of uber talented gals to be on the new DT with us. You will not want to miss this. YOU CAN GO OVER NOW AND BECOME A FOLLOWER TO BE ENTERED FOR SOME WONDERFUL BLOG CANDY!

I also submitted this to Copic Creations for sparkle.



Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bon Voyage

Hi Everyone,

I hope your holiday preparations are going well and that you are not too exhausted to enjoy it! Of course, I work retail, so I am totally beat and we are still 2 weeks away from the big day!!

Anyhow, today brings us another new challenge up at Gingerloft Challenge. This challenge will last for four weeks instead of two so that the design team can take some time off to do all that extra stuff we need to take care of during this busy time. The challenge is "distressing." You can interpret that any way you want. Visit the blog and see what our talented DT has come up with to get your mojo going! The image is named Bon Voyage and can be purchased in the Gingerloft store for only $2.00.

As you can see, I decided to really go all out with the distressing theme. I distressed EVERYTHING! I used my Zutter Distrezz-it-all to sand all the paper edges. That tool is so cool.

I used copics to color in the image and Distress Inks Antique Linen to distress all around the edges of this beautiful lady. I added loads of Prima Flowers and "Say it With Pearls."

Have a wonderful day everyone.



Saturday, December 11, 2010

So Big

Hi Everyone,

Here is this week's Unscripted Sketches project. I am working on an album for my niece. This sketch is such a versatile one that I will probably use it several times for the album. No matter how you turn it -- 90 degrees or upside down, it makes a great layout.

This is short today...gotta go to work! I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge for Gingerloft stamps.


Saturday, December 4, 2010


Hi Everyone,

I just love this Reindeer Poop! I found the poem online (just google reindeer poop!) and teamed it up with this adorable image from Stretch N' Bubbles named You Light up my Life. Alison has this digi up for just $1.00 for this week only!! So go and grab it while you can.

I am making 40 of these to give as little gifts to the people I work with. I used chocolate covered raisins but you could also use malted milk balls, choco covered nuts, etc. I colored the image with copics. I used a nice thick coating of red stickles to make the nose really glitzy! The bags are just clear candy treat bags you can find in any craft store.

I have been making about 6 toppers a day so that I am not overwhelmed at the last minute.

It's is getting really, really cold out here on Long Island. I just came home from work a few minutes ago and cannot wait to get into my jammies and curl up with the husbter and watch some TV. We are gonna veg out for the night. Love it!