christmas…yep, christmas card!

hello everyone!

i hope you are all having a wonderful morning – I am enjoying the ever crisper fall-ish morning we have been having here in northern VA.  oh winter how i love you!  ever since pezza broke my body thermometer during pregnancy i have struggled with always being way too hot.  which is funny because before that i always struggled with being way to cold…

Pezza is still doing well in school and even doing better at home – growing up perhaps?

I spent the afternoon in my newly designed studio playing yesterday – HEAVEN!  and yes i am SO lucky to have a designated spot so large all to myself!  i began by playing with some Pardo Polymer Clay and came up with some adorable little pumpkins for a swap I am in – check them out on Dotted Daisy.

i also did some coloring of course!

i just love the sweet little Fall Flora Fairies in the SCACD shop and i have Friendship Rose done up for Christmas today using the current sketch from my friend Melissa over on Tuesday Morning sketches.  I am also entering it in the following challenges:

Paperplay – Punches & Dies
Frosted Designs – Punches
Card Makin Mamas – Punches

Love that rose dress she is wearing!  I used some gorgeous glittery paper from Best Creations Merry Christmas collection (susana has them in the 6×6 size for us of course!)  I added one of my hand crocheted flowers on a layer of felt from Felt on the Fly with a glittered skittle in the center.  the top also has a few of my Holly printed skittles (i still sell the printed skittles in my store).  I also added my own pearl and glitter flourishes using Liquid Pearls Opal and Stickles Stardust.

I colored my image with Polycolor Colored Pencils.  I wanted to give her wings a bit of shimmer so i got a little Pearl Perfect Pearls and mixed it with water to create a thin paint which I painted on.  That is the thing i love about perfect pearls – it is so incredibly versatile AND has the binder built right in!

my baby Bubba Cat is ALWAYS where ever I am and when I finished work this morning here is where I found him:

REALLY!?!?!?  at first he was laying ON the card but i got it out from under him!  just LOOK at that incredible tail!  it is getting fluffier and fluffier.  Maine Coons don’t tend to be born looking as fluffy as they end up being as adults.  but my little man is fluffing up QUITE nicely!  Maine Coons are one of the greatest breeds of cat you could ever own – I am SO glad we got our little Bubba!

Susana is loading up the store with new goodies all the time – be sure to check back often!  The new Crafts Too folders are incredible!  the new 6×6 christmas pads are JUST the thing for all of those cards you’ll be making and there are new Kraftin’ Kimmies in stock too!
hugs

Time to twist your thursday!

hi everyone!

two days of school down and mostly successful!  her class is super small – only 6 kids – 2 of which were her faves last year.  Day 1 went perfectly.  day 2 had a hitch at the end though.  she kept asking to go wash her hands and after the third time the teacher told her no.  well she got hysterical  and the teacher had to call in some back up to remove her from the room until she calmed down.  i asked her why she kept having to wash her hands and she said she kept touching the bottom of her shoe on accident.  *sigh*  so i told her that when she washes her hands with antibacterial soap it will kill the germs on her hand for awhile afterward.  i don’t know if that’s true but i am hoping it cuts down on her freaking out-ness… of course i also told her to just not touch her shoes and then she would be ok…

i have been enjoying a bit of peaceful time in my craft room the last 2 days and today i have a card for the Twisted Thursday challenge over on The Outlawz - join in and you could win some really good prizes!  There is a new challenge every day!  The challenge today was to use punches or dies:

I started by cutting the card front (yellow bo bunny polka dot paper) using my damask decor cricut cartridge with the card  feature at 5.25″.  i LOVE the card fronts on this cartridge BUT i don’t use it to cut the card base because it is a waste of paper to do it that way.  But when you do the card front actually covers the whole card front – i wanted mine slightly smaller.  Next i cut two leaves and their shadows using the Layer 1 & 2 features – perfect and oh so easy matching embellies!  a little well placed Distressed Stickles dabbed on with my finger finished it up!

i think this image is so cute – Pezza found it in her toys when we were cleaning out :P  i colored on a piece of iridescent cardstock in a variety pack from paper temptress – if you have not visited her you need to!  she has an amazing selection of papers!  I colored with colored pencils of course!

i hope y’all have a great day!

SCACD exciting news!

hi all!

Join us at the SCACD Store Blog to Welcome the Newest Artist to SCACD!!!
There is also a chance to win something but you will have to go to the Store Blog to check it all out :o)
We are all very excited about this addition and look forward to the upcoming release next month!!!
SO head on over and check it out!!!‖

after you hit the store blog head over to the store itself and check out the Peekers 2nd collection.  my card today is inspired by the following challenges:

ETA:  oops my sketch for this one was Tuesday Morning Sketches!


i heart 2 stamp - sketch

papertake weekly – handmade flowers

here is What’s In The Box Peeker:

isn’t she a cutie? t he paper is from the 6×6 pad – my mind’s eye lime twist life of the party.  i crocheted the flowers from the book crochet embellishments by jean leinhauser – best one ever!  of course the centers are glittered skittles.

she is colored with polycolor colored pencils.  here’s a little teaser of the new stamps coming out at SCACD:

i hope you all have a fun day today!

hugs

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