Monday, August 29, 2011

A Bit of Renaissance Gilli

I am just so happy today, all is good in the East Coast with the earthquake and then the hurricane. My kids came home on the day the earthquake shook from their summer vacation and it was just so wonderful to see them, luckily they were in the car and didn't feel a thing.

I am also just a bit excited today, this is my first challenge for House of Gilli, hope you will join in, the challenge is to create an easel card with flowers.

I used the following materials:

Copics: E11/E00/E000/R20/E35/E31/YR20/BO1/BOO/B0000 - Oozak
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
Renaissance Gilli
Ribbon is from my stash
DCWV - Garden Party
Prima - Swirls of Pearls
Rose - WOC
Doily's - won from friend (thanks Amy)

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Giddy UP Cowgirl

We have a wonderful new challenge for you over at the House of Gilli, it's a sketch challenge.

I decided to use Cowgirl Gilli for this challenge, isn't she a cutie pie.

I used the following materials:

Copics: E11/E00/E000/C7/E27/E25/E31/E53/E51/E50/R20/R00/R000/Y28/Y26/Y13
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
5/8 Toffee Arabesque Ribbon with Satin Edge - Paper Temptress
DP is by DCWV - Nana's Kids
Gems are from Michael's
Card stock are from my stash
Lasso is made with Hemp twine.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:


Monday, August 15, 2011

Party Favors

I am a card gal, but every so often I love to mix it up and have something different to show. So for the Through the Craftroom Door Challenge #8 - Punches, Punches, Punches I decided to do some party favor boxes. We are also having a DT call, you can find all the info here.

 We have a new challenge blog and I hope you will join in on the fun. Our sponsor for this challenge is Pizzazz Aplenty and she is offering $10.00 worth of goodies to the winner.

Pizzazz Aplenty began with only a bit of bling and some ribbon, but in the last few months, we've added so much more... from cardstock to cello bags, as well as charms, stick pins, brads, buttons, cords, twines, laces, and over 20 colors in flatback pearls and rhinestones.  The newest additions are teardrop pearls, button stick pins, leaf pins, and heart pins, resin cameos, flowers and butterflies.  Please stop by for a look at our store: Pizzazz Aplenty
Remember, there's no such thing as too much bling!
Judy Bennett

Also just for this month we have some wonderful prizes for every 15 entries. Stop by the blog and check it out.

I am entering my project into the following challenges:
 Don't forget to check out Through the Craftroom Door's new challenge blog. If you would like to subscribe to the magazine, you can visit here, you can see a copy of the magazine here and you can read about the magazine here. We are also taking submissions and you can find the info here. Don't forget too we are having a DT call and you can find all the info here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Glitterbabe's Tuesday

Words are failing me at this moment and I found a poem that express what I would love to say to my dearest friend Stef.

I can't pretend I know what you are going through
And it would be so easy to be glib
But I am sure you know that I mean it when I say,
I'm always thinking of you.
I am here any time you need me
If you need a shoulder to cry on
Or someone to hug or hold you close
Maybe just to run an errand or help in any other way.
Whatever it may be, please don't think no-one cares
And, who knows, one day I may need you
So please let me show you how much you mean
And make it easier for me.
I'm There If You Need Me

 Stef you and Clyde are always in my thoughts and prayers. 
Here is a card I created from one of Stef's silhouette floral images, silhouette 2:

I created my own background using Tim Holtz distress inks (Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender and Old Paper) and heat embossed an Hero Arts Stamp to it (Old Writhing)

Sunday, August 7, 2011


The challenge this time around at Color Me Creative Classroom is all about "Friendships" and coloring your embellishments with your Copics. Since I have been crafting I have met some extremely wonderful people and very proud and blessed to call a few, my friends and a few more, my family. This challenge is dedicated to them :)  We hope you will stop by and join in, we have a wonderful sponsor anaRy, the creator of Gilli, she is offering a Gilli Rubber Stamp, winners choice. We also have our monthly prize, a $50 gift certificate from Rusty at Oozak.

I used the following materials:
Copics: E11/E00/E000/R20/E27/E25/E31/R27/R17/R14/C7/C5/C3
Sakura Gelly Pen in Clear Star
Gilli Stamp - Lady Gilli
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
5/8 Red Sheer Elegance - Paper Temptress
DP is by Me & My Big Ideas, Black and White Butterfly
Bazzill card stock
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fluer De Lis Accents
Stick Pin, I created with  white pearls from my stash and colored with Copic markers R17 and 100

I am entering my card into the following challenge:
Don't forget to stop by Color Me Creative Classroom and check out their new challenge and my fellow DT's beautiful creations. ANYONE can join in, you do not need to take Suzanne's classes to join in on the challenges, hope to see you there :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Polka Dots

At House of Gilli, the challenge is Polka Dots and I think I went a little crazy with them on my card lol.

I used Lollipop Gilli and isn't she adorable. I am having such a wonderful time coloring my Gilli's :)

I used the following materials:

Copics: E11/E00/E000/E25/E31/E50Y13/Y11/Y0O/R21/B000/R000/Y000/G000
Cryogen White Card stock - Paper Temptress
Roses - WOC
All Papers and ribbon are all from my stash.

I am entering my card into the following challenge:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Glitterbabe's Tuesday

This one is for you Stef, I only hope it will bring a smile, even if it's for a minute. You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers.

This wonderful paradise image Palm Tree is from Glitterbabe's Digi, this so reminds me of where I was born (Jamaica) and I so miss the palm trees, blue skies and blue waters. 

I used the following materials:

Copics: G24/G21/G21/EE7/E35/E33
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
Tim Holtz Distress inks - Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar
Glimmer Mist in Gold
Flower, sentiment and watercolor paper are all from my stash.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Monday, August 1, 2011

Are you Ready for Some Football!!!!

Well talk about timing lol. NFL just recently agreed with the players and I have a card that I created for the challenge at Through the Craftroom Door. It's not about football but it's an image from Stamp Fairy who is sponsoring our challenge from August 1st to August 14th and she is offering a $12.00 gift certificate as the prize. Also stop by her store she is having a 50% off sale as we speak, she really has some adorable images.

Hope you will stop by and join in on the fun, you DO NOT need to be a subscriber to the magazine to join in on the challenges, so stop by and check it out.

I used the following materials:

Copics: E11/E01/E00/E0000/E27/E25/E31/E18/E15/B24/B23/B21/C7/C5/C3
Tommy Sports Image - Stamp Fairy
Blueberry Brown Bag text weight - Paper Temptress
Iridescent Plasma Blue text weight - Paper Temptress
Kraft paper and brads are from my stash
Cuttlebug embossing folders Swiss Dots and Traffic Jam
Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White

I am entering my card into the following challenge
If you would like to see what Through the Craftroom Door is about, please visit here and you can visit here for a look at a copy of the magazine. Remember you DO NOT need to subscribe to join in on the challenges. We are always looking for submissions, you can see our submissions guidelines here.