Sunday, December 30, 2012

O' Christmas Tree!

 Hi, Everyone!! 

I hope your Holiday's have gone swimmingly, thus far!!  Other than a few buggies caught by myself, my Hubby and my internetz, all has been peachy 'round here.

I'm still diligently working away on my December Daily and choosing to turn a blind eye to all the 'toy shrapnel' lingering around my house.  I mean, really---how often do you get to see your Hubby hopscotch through the living room, trying to avoid Monster High doll accessories??  It's entertaining, to say the least!!  I suggested we install a few ropes to the ceiling and Tarzan swing our way across...

Aaahhh, well!  It coulda been EPIC!!!

Anywhoooo, here's a quick look at one of my December Daily pages :-)  I'm so in love with The Octopode Factory's Alice in Wonderland Dormouse on this page!!  It totally adds that 'not a creature was stirring' vibe.

If you enjoy a good challenge, The Octopode Factory's challenge blog is right in the middle of their Anything Goes challenge!!  Now, I'm off to link up!!

Catch ya on the flip side!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's A Wrap!

Good Morning!!  I have a little gifty...
But, this is no ordinary present.
This one packs some serious POW!!
Are you familiar with the explosion box??  I LOVE the concept!  A box that isn't a box.  The possibilities are endless!! 
Imagine the multitude of goodies that could be included :-)  Candles, candies, gifts, scenes.  You could even make it move!!!
The pretty girl in my little scene is Cocoa, one of the soon to be released Saturated Canary rubber stamps.  You can pre-order this cutie HERE

Now remember, I'm a scrapbooker.  Not a dedicated one, but a scrapbooker, nonetheless.  Even so, there are times I just wanna print my photos and display them in a fun, 3D way!  Like a mini album with a twist :-)
So here's my solution.  A compromise of sorts.  POCKETS.
Each of the sides feature a pocket for holding tons of 4 by 6 photos.  SCORE!! 

And finally, here's Cocoa's money shot :-)

So, after completing this fun project, my girl was full of oooooh's and ahhhhhhhh's.  I think she want's a box of her own.  She's a superfan of coloring, but still thinks I shoulda shrunk her down and stuck her in the box instead, hahahahaa!! 
Hmmmm.  Now that's an idea...
Oh!  And if you wanna see this box come together in FULL ON tutorial style, check it out HERE!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snow Day

Today, I wanted to quickly share a fun, snowy card I've created with the newly released, Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. image, Snowman Love Sophie

DIG her shiny boots/buttons and her fuzzy earmuffs/gloves!! 
And you know it wouldn't be a card of mine without something *stitch-tastic* on it!! I'm lovin' the sparkly silver thread on this mini scene :-)
Here's a quick close-up...

I gotta say, I'm definately feelin' the 'snowman love' after playing with sweet stamp!!  Now, who's up for some snow angels??!!
P.S.  If you wanna see me create this card in live action, check it out HERE

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ice, Ice BABY!!

***Aaaaallll I waaaaant for Christmaaaaaaas, iiiiiiiissss YOUUUUUUU!!!***

 Yep. That song has been on a constant loop in my noggin' for days. DAYS. So, I had no choice but to assume my muse was calling and 'create it' the heck outta my head :-)  And since The Octopode Factory challenge blog is getting ready to close out their 'words' challenge, I just had to sneek one in there!!

I've been wanting to color up Lily's Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey stamp for a bit now.  How chic is she?!??

So, I inked and stamped myself up a little frosty tag base, then added the fabulous Ms. Audrey...

You can see a bit of the snowflake stamping I've done and some of the glass glitter, too.  You know a lady dressed like Audrey needs some ice!!

And here's a close-up---you may not see it, but I've added a bit of sparkle to her eyes and dress, as well...

So, now for the confession.  I TOTALLY created this card with the intention of giving it away on a little gifty.  But now???  I'm thinkin' it's gonna go in the December Daily :-D 

Ahhhh, well!  Maybe the next one will make it onto an actual gift!!  Hahahaaaa!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Point And Click!

Hello :-) 

To get myself all psyched up for the upcoming ***photo-taking-bonanza*** that is December, I thought I'd SMASH* me up a little homage to the great point-and-click.

This is my mini SMASH* book.  It's my FAVE!! 

Inside this little book is a small collection of one photograph SMASH* pages I like to call 'One Shot Wonders'.  And the best part??  I find my inspiration for each pages' title from a song! 

For this page, I knew I had to color up Say Cheese Sophie from Sweet Nothings Stamp Co.  Not only is she adorable, she's sportin' some serious photog mojo!

And here's a little close-up...

If you wanna see this page come together, hop on over and CHECK IT OUT!!  And yes, this particular page title was inspired by a song sung by a big hair band :-)  Mmmmmhmmmm!!

See ya in Decemberdailyland!! 


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Momma's Heart

THIS post touched my heart today...


Friday, November 23, 2012

December Daily LOVE!

DUDE!!  I totally did it!!  I acutally completed the base book for my December Daily album :-)  It fought me tooth and nail tho'...
There were glitter avalanches...and tool malfunctions...and delayed shipping times...  Buuuuut---I.  DID.  IT. 
Take that, December Daily!
I stitched myself up some covers... 

...and embellished with my favorite bling-n'-things.
Now, I can begin the even harder task of actually completing the photo and journaling portion of this fabulously huge project.
December Daily?!!?  I got you this year.  I got you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Good Morning!!  Today, I thought I'd share a little something...odd
This set of postcards were a part of a week long bloggy swap with 100 Proof Press stamps that happened over on the Gauche Alchemy blog a bit ago.  If you wanna check out the rest of the creations just CLICK!!
My postcard backgrounds were created with my FAB new Dylusions sprays.  I'm super impressed with the color vibrancy you get from these little bottles of goodness!!

When I saw the animal masks stamp, I knew right away that I wanted to create several, sort of animal/human creatures.  And when I saw the FAB wing stamps, it was ON!!  Buuut, what good are winged things, without a bit of a celestial backdrop??  The silhouette star cluster stamp was the perfect addition to my backgrounds.  LOVE that stamp!!  I can totally see it getting tons of mileage in my stash :-)

Here's a closer look at the three, but pay close attention!!  You may just pick up a few words of wisdom---fortune cookie style!


Thanks for stopping by today!!  See ya on the flip side ;-)


Monday, November 19, 2012

Resistance Is Futile.

Hi, Everyone!
Today, over on the Gauche Alchemy blog, I've posted a quick and easy resist technique :-)  It works great on a small scale or a big 'ol giant one, too!!

I think this particular one almost looks like an animal print.  WILD, man!!  Now, hop on over and check it out!
Resistance is futile :-)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Good Morning!!

I am so excited for you to be joining Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. and it’s very talented Design Team for our November Creative Challenge.

From now on, the 2nd Tuesday of every other month, we will run a Creative Challenge. Some months, the challenge may be a color palette to work with. Other months, it may be a theme or a layout. Every other month will be something new and creative for you to challenge yourself with :-) There will be a sweet little prize to be won as well!

For the month of November, we will be challenging you to create a project with this beautiful neutral palette. 

This super cute color palette is great for any type of card and you can use any sentiment you'd like. You may decide to colour your image in neutral tones and let the papers and embellishments give a splash of colour or you may choose to create and entire monochromatic card. The possibilities are endless!!

Here's what I've come up with...

The inspiration photo totally reminded me of a soft, muted silver and gold combo, so I decided to color up Pumpkin Sophie and add her to a completely blinged-out banner!! 

The "THANKFUL" sentiment on my banner is perfect for this season of giving thanks.  Kinda a big-'ol-flashy-bling-i-fied sign reminding me of all I've got to be thankful for this year, hanging right there on my wall :-)

And here's a close-up of Sophie all colored up in sepia :-) 
Now, onto 'THE RULES'... **Dun, Dun, Duuuunnnn!**

Contest Rules:
  • Contest runs from Tuesday November 13th-Tuesday November 27th (12 pm EST)
  • Challenge: To use the color palette provided above. You may tweek it as you wish and add any other elements you'd like. Be as creative as you wish :D
  • Project must include any Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. digi image.{*Hint: There is a freebie digital image available... why not use it? And spread the word ;)}
  • Only one project submission per creative mind please :)
  • One winner will be chosen by voting by the SNSC DT and announced on SNSC Blog as well as on the Facebook Fan Page
  • Must be a subscriber to the SNSC Blog/Facebook Fan Page
  • Must submit project by Linky Tool by clicking the “Click Here to Enter” below.
Prize to be won this month:

Prize this month is a $25 mixed prize package from Kat Scrappiness! It'll be a great mix of crafty goodness :) Thank you KatScrappiness!

Now, hop on over and check out the rest of the DT's creations!!


Monday, October 29, 2012

You Light Up My Life!

Hello, Everyone :-)

Today, I'm up over on the Saturated Canary YouTube Channel with a fun tutorial on how to create a sweet little lighted box!!

I've always been a fan of luminarias, and I'm so happy with how this one came out. 

The outside of my box is rockin' some fun pumpkins and the crazy-cool Saturated Canary image, StarlaI gotta say, she's my TOTAL fave thing in Krista's store right now :-)

Here's a close-up...
Do you see that dimension??  I've colored her up twice and popped up her braids, bangs and dress on some liquid dimensional glue. I mean c'mon, she's a Jersey Girl.  She's gotta be rockin' some big 'ol hair!! 
The inside of the box is sportin' a secret compartment to hide some sweets-for-givin' or some photos-for-stowin'.  

I created a few file tab dividers to put in mine to help me organize some of my favorite Halloween photos through the years.  That way, I have a snazzy home decor piece, and a memory keeping system all in one! 

And here she is all lit up!  Pretty cool, right??
If you want the how's and the to's of putting one of these boxes together for yourself, hop on over and check it out
Thanks for stopping by today!