Monday, January 30, 2012

Yep. It's my BirThDaY!!!

Soooooo, I thought I'd give a little somethin' away :-) I have a $25 Gift Certificate to the Saturated Canary digi shop up for grabs!!!

If you want in, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me you wanna be put in the draw :-) That's IT!!! I'll randomly choose a comment in ONE WEEK---on February 6th.

Thanks for stopping by today and GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

{Too Sweet}

Ohmygoodness!!! I got the BEST news! I'm so super excited and completely honored to have been asked to be a Guest Designer on Saturated Canary's Design Team for the next THREE MONTHS!!! It's just too much! And WAY too sweet :-)

So, in honor of my new gig, I thought I'd whip up a little card to celebrate!

This is Pricilla Pie. She's one of the AMAZING images Krista carries in her shop.

I completely dig the crazy freeform stitching...

...and I'm a sucker for a black and white image---with just a bit of a twist!!!



Saturday, January 21, 2012

Follow The Yellow-Brick Road!

Have you ever played with paper dolls? You, know---those cool ones with magnetic backs or cling-form on those little storyboards??? Man, I miss those!!!

I loved them as "Little Mary", so when I found myself feeling a bit nostalgic this week, I got my craft on and made me some!!!

It all started with a trip to OZ...
***imagine wavy lines fading into a dream sequence***

I think this version of 'The Emerald City' feels a bit edgy and urban, don't ya think? It's my first try at graffiti-FAB!!! The castle was cut from an Accucut castle die. The paper? That's a bit of everything on random green/yellow scrapbook paper ;-)

The dolls and castle pieces have hidden magnets which allow them to stick!

I LOVE my new toy! In addition to some good 'ol fashioned "playtime", this project would go far to dress up a boring, magnetic board...or make an AWEMSOME card! I'm always looking for new ways to rock a birthday card!!!


Saturated Canary's Challenge blog is right in the middle of Challenge #9 - Dies and/or Punches. Plenty of time to punch or diecut yourself some bits and pieces and create a bit of FAB-U-LOCITY to link up!

Thanks for stopping by! ***We're off to see The Wizard, the wonderful Wizard Of Oooooooz!***

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"OZ" Fest!!!

Hello! Ever created a clean and simple project? Weeeeelllll, I set out to create one inspired by Saturated Canary's Challenge #8 - Clean And Simple. I think it came out super clean --- but as for simple??? Depends on what you mean by "simple".

Ok, on with the show!!!

Here's a cute little storybook flip-card created with several of Saturated Canary's newly released, OZ-inspired images...

I colored the heck out of 6 (Yep. SIX!) images to create this cute little book! And I did it to make the day of one very adorable little girl on her birthday :-)

You see, last year, I created a handmade card for said "little girl" on her birthday. Her momma later told me that she would carry the card around with her because she enjoyed it so much. It was at that moment, that I decided to make her something a little more "worthy" of lugging around with her!

I printed the images in a 5 inch size---adding a few of my favorite quotes from the "Oz-ites", colored them up, stitched around the edges, and bound them into a little book for her to flip through! I hope she loves it as much as I've loved creating it for her :-)

Sooooo, there you go! I'll let ya know how she likes it!!! If you want, hop on over to her momma's blog and I'm sure you'll find a few pics of the birthday girl and her tiny little sis.

Happy crafting, PEEPS!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Poursuivre. To chase; to pursue.

At the beginning of a new year, we all think about goals we'd like to meet. Dreams to chase. Ideas to pursue. So I made a book to capture mine...

I was inspired to create this Bling!-i-fied journal by Some Odd Girl's latest challenge. They asked us to create an item full of Bling! And awesome. So I set off to get my ba-ba-ba-BLING! ON!!!

I started by stitching up a rustic little book cover, and then gathered some of my favorite things to pile on top.

Bling! included but not limited to:
*vintage fleur de lis rhinestone brooch
*glass glittered monogram
*splattered mist
*mother-of-pearl buttons
*glass buttons
*flat-back pearls
*wired glass pearl beads
*irridescent paper
*beaded fabric flower

Bling!-y right??!?!?!

This image by Some Odd Girl is one of my new favorites!!! She's from their Nouveau Girls line.

The inside pages are just a bunch of ephemera bound into the book with a bit of embroidery floss.

I had to add a little pocket to hold some of my favorite stamped images ;-) I hope to fill this little journal with my favorite coloring combo's, ideas, pictures and all things inspiring!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Here's my first installment of my year long endeavour to post 12 pictures on the 12th of each month. Just a little sneeky peeky into my day to day.

So here you go in NO particular order...













#1 - Paige playing Monopoly all by herself. And watching t.v.
#2 - Paige sewing her very first stitches!
#3 - Ant being silly at the tree lot.
#4 - Paige sprinkling "Magical Reindeer Food" on Christmas Eve.
#5 - Me and Hubby at the Indian Village.
#6 - Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
#7 - Josh all lit up!
#8 - My Christmas village Instagram-style!
#9 - Paige LOVE!!!
#10 - Paper Child. Look it up---it's HILARIOUS!
#11 - Rainy day in AZ :-)
#12 - Drums. Yep! My kiddos got drums for Christmas!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Winter's Flight...

Hello, Everyone!

Today, I thought I'd share a winter project I've whipped up to help me transition from Christmas to the completely empty house that's always left behind when we put our holiday decorations away ;-) So sad!!!

I got my inspiration from taking a peek at Saturated Canary's latest challenge over on the challenge blog. We were asked to create something for a Christmas/Winter theme.

Now, as I just mentioned, I am in full-on, clean-up mode---packing away all Christmas gear. It made me sad to think I was gonna create something "Christmas-ey", only to have to wait until next year to display it---soooooo, I went WINTER! Winter's here for a bit longer here in least a week more, I think!

I started by coloring up Krista's A Winter Ragamuffin...

And then I sent her on a fun little hot air balloon ride!

I even gave her a little bit of fur to keep her warm! Her ear muffs, collar and boots are sportin' some serious flocking ;-)

Silver glass glitter stars...

...and snowflakes cut from vintage sheet music add a bit of whimsy.

And the best part??? It GLOWS. Yep, glows. LOVE!!!

Hopefully, hanging this project over my desk will help me remember the 'frigid' 80 degree winter nights here in Arizona when our summer hits 115!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MY Kind Of Candy!!!

Happy New Year!!! (I kinda feel like Frosty sayin' that. *Wink*.) I hope your Christmas and New Year were as wonderful and restful as mine were.

I'm super excited for this new year! I love the fresh feel January brings---not to mention my birthday month. Yep, I said month. I like to milk it for all it's worth and load up on all the sweetness and giftys while I can ;-)

Soooooo, in honor of my birthday month, I thought I'd make myself a little candy. Pretty, sparkly, wearable candy!

I took my inspiration from the most recent SOG challenge. The gals over at Some Odd Girl posted this pic on the blog and set us out to create whatever the photo inspired. Immediately I saw the hearts and the book, and you know what I think when I see book pages???

JEWELRY!!! (((No offense to all you hard-core book lovers out there! You'll be happy to know that this book died of natural causes. It fell apart from being used until it just couldn't hold itself together anymore.)))

I took some of their FAB digi images and shrunk them WAAAAAAAAYYYY down, printed them onto kraft cardstock and colored them up with my Copics to create some cute 'lil charms. The resulting charm is only about one inch in size!!! SUPER cute and just the right size for a charm bracelet.

There's a boy, a girl and tons of sweets!!! I love that they kinda look like me and my Sweety!

On the reverse side of the charms is my answer to conversation hearts.

You'll notice that the words are created from teeny tiny woodgrain alphas!!! I got that sweet little set in my prize loot from their Holiday Hop :-) LOVE!!! Thanks girls!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!