SC346: Home Sweet Home

hi all!

any fun plans for the weekend?  i will be taking it off from work and enjoying some family time :)  quick post for you before i take off though!
have you had a chance to check out the amazing rubber stamps by Make It Crafty that are available at SCACD?  these are SO much fun!  today’s card uses Fairy Tree House:

the sketch is the current SCS sketch challenge.  I made the large background paper using a technique in a recent issue of Technique Junkies called Faux Washi paper.  the smaller flowered strip comes from a fantastic 6×6 bo bunny paper pad – Garden Girl.  **by the way, if you have not browsed SCACD’s 6×6 paper pad section recently i urge you to go check it out – AMAZING new papers are in including many for the holidays!**

i colored this amazing image with my colored pencils.  the flower embellie is done using First Impression molds and Viva Decor Crystal Gel.  i brushed on some copper perfect pearls powder to tie it in even better. i finished the card off with some dots of Turquoise Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

i hope you all have a great weekend!!!

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!


Peekers are here!

hi everyone!

today is the day!  All of the new Peekers by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD are now available!  and every one of them is just as sweet as can be!  if you stumbled into our release hop by accident and want to start at the beginning so you can see them all then head on over to Elaine’s blog!

Today I have Fence Peeker for you:

I have to say this is one of my most fave projects i have done in awhile!  i used the Mojo Monday sketch on this one.  in addition this card is for the following challenges:

Stamp Something - Embellishments
Paperplay – In the Garden
Make It Monday – Anything Goes

The paper is from the 6×6 Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper pack.  The scrollies are Make It Crafty chipboard painted with perfect pearls.

My image is colored with Lyra Polycolor pencils.  i had a number of folks comment yesterday they wish they could color like this with pencils – YOU CAN!  just take my classes at color Me Creative online!

now head on over to the next stop on the hop – none other than the amazing susana boyd of papercraft planet!

and now i am off to sew halloween aprons :)

Peeker peek for SCACD!

hi everyone!

anyone else feeling a bit tired of summer?  as bad as july has been i can’t even IMAGINE what august will be like YUCK!  you know it’s bad when it’s too hot to go swimming…pezza and i are going to try and go blackberry picking tomorrow but i think we will have to be thee when the farm opens so we can pick and get out!

i had dinner with my buddy Suzanne last night – always a good time.  she filled me on on her CHA antics and we hammered out the next couple issues of Through the Craft Room Door – halloween, thanksgiving and christmas!!!!  hard to think about in this weather!  do YOU have some projects for the holidays?  we would LOVE to see them to possibly include in the magazine – CLICK HERE to submit them!  as usual i stayed out entirely to late and came home thoroughly wiped out.

I am so excited to show you my project today – SCACD will be releasing the second set of the wildly popular Peekers by Elisabeth Bell – available ONLY at SCACD.  introducing Tushy Peeker:

i just love her!  the patterned paper is from the Echo Park Springtime paper pad – beautiful colors in that pad!  i made the flowers using Pardo Clay and the First Impressions molds - they make it so easy!  i like that i can make more than one of each shape all at once.  the scrolls are make it crafty chipboard painted with perfect pearls.  i also brushed the clay flowers with a bit of perfect pearls before baking them.  i embossed the border with the Cuttlebug All In One folder and border – i love this concept.

i colored little missy with Lyra Polycolor pencils.  she is so much fun to color up!

you will get to see ALL of the new Peekers AND order them tomorrow!!!  meanwhile be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win this stamp right here!

have a fabulous day everyone and i will see you back here tomorrow!


Flower Shoppe bags

hi everyone!

i don’t know about the rest of you but my summer is flying by!  i do not seem to get nearly enough crafty play time at all!  i’ll start with an update on the foster kittens.  Josie, the momma, has been at the vet for 3 days after a strange reaction to her vaccine.  but she will be coming home this afternoon when i pick pezza up from camp.  YEP she is in camp this week.  i love her to pieces but momma needed a break.  if i have to pretend i am a little pony or a cars character one more day i might fling myself off my deck!

now last week on thursday i got a call from lost dog and cat asking if i could take one little lone kitten in to play with my others.  his momma and siblings had been adopted and he needed friends.  so of course i said yes.  however i did not ask hubby because i was afraid he would say no.  so we pick up bandit and o my word is he cute!  and he is partially maine coon, which is what my other two cats are and i LOVE them.  they are a very unique breed with fun personality traits.  he is the most lovey dovey i need a human cat i have ever seen.  AND he fell IN LOVE with hubby.  saturday night instead of putting him to bed in the basement with the rest of the kittens i snuck him into my bed and hubby did not toss him out.  then sunday i was gathering everyone up to head into petsmart for adoption.  we were searching for bandits fave toy to bring with us and hubby said he wanted bandit to stay.  so he adopted bandit!  o i adore him!  and the other two – berlioz and gingersnap – got adopted too!  so we have ended up with a new kitten of our own after all.  bandit sleeps with kevin every night and i mean sleeps WITH him.  like the other night he was draped across kevin’s head!  so cute!  i’ll have a pic at the end of the new baby.


couple quick flashes for ya:

It is the last few days of my Cricut Expression 2 giveaway – it is simple – for every $5 donation to Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Organization you get a chance in the drawing.  the drawing is Aug 1.  CLICK HERE for details.

Be sure to check the SCACD post today for the next sneak peek of the upcoming new release


today i have gift bags!

my main focus was to play with my new Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge.  i chose 3 different designs and made them as the handbook suggested.  now of course you can layer them any way you want with as many layers as you want.  the nice thing is that these are designed to be 3 dimensional:

now i will start by saying i love the idea.  however, i also have to say i really struggled making these and getting them to look right.  it was even somewhat frustrating.  perhaps as i make more it will get easier but these are quite large.  i can’t imagine trying to make them small enough for card accents.  on the other hand the flat layers could easily be use to make lots of fun custom flower embellies.

One thing i really didn’t like about the layers the handbook had put together was the differing number of petals.  like one layer had 5 and one layer had 6 – huge pet peeve of mine!

The images i used are recent additions to the Make it Crafty images available at SCACD called the Mini Sprites and come as a set – are they just the cutest!  i colored them with colored pencils of course!

while i found the first run with this cartridge a bit frustrating i think it has awesome potential once i have more time to play around with it and experiment!



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