Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Girl Thing....More Sentiment FREEBIES!


The days always seem to get away from me! But here are some more promised FREEBIES!

When I created the Girly themed sets, I made some extras to share with all of you! I hope you like them! :)

Just click on the image to download or you can click here.


You can grab the whole girly themed set in my shop HERE!

For a little inspiration, you can view the card I created and used one of my freebies on here....


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 27, 2012

So Sweet So Precious....


I wanted to share this card before I head for bed tonight. I'm "planning" on having a yard sale tomorrow....I've been de-cluttering my craftroom all week of stuff I don't use and will never use. I say "planning", because I'm still trying to talk the hubs into getting up early with me on his day off to help me out. We'll see about that....lol.

I'll also have another freebie sentiment to share with you all following this post!

For my card today, I've used a sketch from "Sketch N Stash" and the color combo from "Color Throwdown". I'm in love with these colors and so happy I actually had some Copic colors to match the theme!


Before I went om my craft break I had put in a huge order for more embellishments, like the pearl hearts, metal corners and crystal stems from "WOC"....aren't those hearts gorgeous! I also ordered some of those cute little crocheted butterflies. They are the perfect size!


I've used one of my super duper adorable Milly stamps from "Lili of the Valley". When I finally took on the task of mounting my stamps, she was one of the first ones I did and couldn't wait to get inked up!

When I put in my last Copic order, I finally got me some of those glittery Spica pens. I'm not really thrilled with them. Not sure if you can see in the pic, but I added some to her hair, the butterfly and flower too. I may be using them wrong...or are they suppose to be like that? I used the clear on this image....I kinda like the colors though for journaling or letter writing. I think I may just stick to my beloved Stickles! lol


The sentiment stamp is one I created and is part of the girly themed set recently added to my shop. I'll be sharing this particular one as a freebie following this post! I also created another one of those scrap image pebbles....they are so fun to make!


I partially stamped the image again on the inside...I really love the look!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: Sketch N Stash -"Sketch #92"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Lili of the Valley Stamps -"Milly - Just For You" and sentiment is one of my own "BrossArtfulDesigns"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers, white opaque pen (highlights) and clear Spica glitter pen. Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is DCWV & Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers and embellishments are from "WOC", lace and crushed velvet ribbon are from stash and glass image was handmade by me
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinder's rectangles and scalloped rectangles dies and Sewing machine
OTHER: Diamond Stickles Stickles and 3d Dimensionals
~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~ 

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Sketch N Stash -"Sketch #92"
Crafty Catz Weekly -"All That Glitters"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
Simply Create Too -"Use it Twice"
The Paper Shelter -"Metal Embellishment"
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge -"Stitching"
Papertake Weekly -"Make Your Own (Image pebble and sentiment)"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Positive Thought Circle FREEBIES!!


I'm back again for a quick post!

Here are the promised freebies which includes one of the sentiments I just used for the card on my previous post!

You can download them by either clicking on the sample image below or click here!


I hope you like them! And if you want the complete set, you find them in my shop HERE!

You can view the card I used one of the free sentiments on here for inspiration! :)


That's all for today! I will be back later this week with more freebies!

Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Wishes Do Come True!


See! Honestly, I told you I was back and do have a card to share with you today! Thanks to everyone who commented and welcomed me back on my last post! And I also have a freebie I will be posting immediately following this one!

For my card today I've used a lovely sketch from "CLP Sketch Challenge" and the current color theme (photo Inspiration) from "The Shabby Tea Room". I used a gorgeous fairy stamp from "Papilio Stamps". I went through a fairy stage last year when I purchased a lot of my stamps....so you will probably be seeing a lot of fairies from me for awhile! lol.


Not sure if it's just me or my monitor, but my pic turned out a little washed out looking? Could also be my camera because I dropped it a few weeks ago taking pics of my boys at the park. :(


I purchased this lovely little fairy last year from the "Papilio Stamps" website...although after searching for it now, I can't seem to find the direct link for it. It seems they have stopped selling them, not sure?


I also realized after not using my Copics for a couple months....I'm a little rusty at coloring....lol. She also turned out a little more peachy than pink.

I love making these little glass pebble images from my paper scraps and Glossy Accents!


The sentiment is and extra to one I created for my "Positive Thought Circles" set and is one of the freebies that I will be giving away in my next post! Hope you all like them! :)

Stayed with a simple inside....


CARD INGREDIENTS:
SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: CLP Sketch Challenge -"Sketch #49"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Papilio Stamps -"Fairy Stamp" and sentiment is on of my own "BrossArtfulDesigns"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is DCWV & Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers and little pearls are from "WOC", crocheted lace, pearl string and cheesecloth are from stash and glass image was handmade by me
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinder's Circle dies, EkSucces butterfly punch, "MFT" flourish die and Sewing machine
OTHER: Diamond Stickles Stickles 
~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~ 

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
 CLP Sketch Challenge -"Sketch #49"
The Shabby Tea Room -"Photo Inspiration"
 Simon Says Stamp -"Anything Goes"
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -"Swirls and Lace"
Inky Impressions -"Dies and Punches"
Crafts and Me -"Anything Goes"
Paper and Such -"Stitching"
Deep Ocean Challenge -"Fantasy World"
Let's Ink It Up -"All Girl"

Remember to grab my FREEBIE on the next post!! :)
 Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back From Hiatus....Very long Post...Be Prepared, LOL!


I'm finally back from my extended hiatus from crafting!...Well kinda...

All the family stuff I was dealing with was taken care of...actually for awhile now, lol. I admit I have thoroughly enjoyed being lazy after all the crazy stuff was dealt with. I became even more addicted to Facebook, if that was possible...lol! I've enjoyed not having deadlines to worry about. And since my boys have been out of school for the summer, I've enjoyed having all this free time to spend with them.....plus I've actually had time to scrap...actually scrap!! I've even managed to get a nice tan going, which for me is a major accomplishment, lol!

Although I've enjoyed a little break from crafting, I have missed it equally...maybe a little more! I decided this time around that I will craft for fun and on my own time. And this time I will actually have a chance to use all the stamps I've been hoarding...yes I'm an admitted hoarder!!! lol!

For the last couple weeks I have been cleaning up my craftroom...since it was still sitting the way it was when I last left it. I don't know what it is, but I'm never able to start anything unless I have a cleaned area first...OCD maybe?? :)  And I've also managed to finally mount all my stamps I've ever purchased over the last couple of years....yes big procrastinator here!

Anyways, I say I'm back..kinda...only because I don't have any finished card projects to share with you yet. Ever since I decided to get my butt back in my craftroom, I've been itching to join in on some new challenges...and boy is there a lot of new ones I see that have started since I've been gone! So I will have something soon, I promise! But in the meantime, I do have a digital scrapbook layout to share with you all. It's my very first digital layout actually...first time playing around with all these fun digital embellishments and delicious papers too! This may become just as addicting as physical cardmaking!


That little cutie is my youngest enjoying himself in our backyard pool this summer. I just love my little monkey in his adorable frog floatie! 

All the papers and embellishments I got from blog trains.....I was like a kid in a candy store after discovering blog trains!! lol. I hate not being able to give credit where credit is do for all the items I used on my layout....but when I made this, I sadly did not keep a list of everything I was using. In the future, I will remember to keep a list! So if anyone notices their items on this layout, feel free to let me know and I will gladly add your name and link in this post. And although I've already thanked anyone who generously shared their freebies, I want to say thank you again! I had a blast! :)

And while I was playing around with my Photoshop, I also decided to get back to creating some more digital sentiments while I was at it! Yes! I have lots of new sets I've created over the past month and you know what that means!! I will have some freebies to share with you all very soon too!!

For now here are some sneak peeks at the NEW ones I've just added to my digital sentiment shop!

Click on the samples to be taken to the shop...






Remember to check back this week as I will have some freebies to share!! :)

I want to thank everyone who stuck with me while I was on my little break and send big big hug to all of you! I hope to start inspiring you all again soon!

I want to enter my Layout in these challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges -"Summer"
Scrapper's Delights -"Summer Fun"
Crafty Calender -"Fun in the Sun"
Make it Monday -"Anything Goes"


That's all for today....goodbye for now! I will be back again soon! :)

xx Big Hugs xx