Monday, August 18, 2014

SRTC Giveaway Coming Soon!!!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to a marvelous week!!!

I just wanted to give all of you a heads-up on a wonderful opportunity which will transpire very soon!!! You can have a chance to win some gorgeous chipboard from the SRTC shop!!

All you need to do is go over to the FB page for the Southern Ridge Trading Company and become a FOLLOWER and share information about the giveaway to celebrate 100 followers!!! Just click on the link below!!

Hugs to all!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Autumn at SRTC!!!

A very Happy Day to everyone!!! I hope that you are enjoying your week!

Today is my turn to post over at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog and I have used some darling chipboard pieces....the NEW beautiful Maple Leaves NAT-393 from the SRTC Shop.

The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Sugar Hill Paper Pack by Farm House. The sweet image is Autumn's Memoirs from the Art By Mi Ran Etsy Shop. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers. In order to go along with the autumn theme I have used several copper metal embellishments: corners, ribbon slides, clip. The olive green and brown satin ribbon is from my stash.

In order to get the multi-shades of autumn coloration on the leaves I cut a thin coffee stirrer into a little scoop for the EP and first flicked the following shades of Adirondack embossing powder on the leaves: Clay, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Ginger, Espresso, Lettuce. Then I also flicked Super Fine Detail Gold EP before heat embossing. I really like the way the leaves turned out...smiles!!!

Thank you so very much for your visit and I hope to see you again real soon!! Have a delightful week! And until the next time, big hugs!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

SPRING HAPPINESS at Art By Mi Ran Challenge

Happy Friday to everyone!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are as ready as I am for a fun-filled weekend! I am going away for a girls' weekend/mini-reunion with about 20 of my sorority sisters from the 70's--many if them I have not seen since college days. So, this should be a real blast!!!

Today is the first time for me to participate in the Art by Mi Ran Challenge as a member of the Challenge Design Team and I would love to invite all of you over to participate along with us! There are so many gorgeous creations and much inspiration!!

I have used the darling little Spring Happiness which you can find in the Art by Mi Ran Shop, along with tons of other cuties!!

This sweet image was colored with Copics and Promarkers. I have used Bazzill for the base and all double matting. The sentiment, stamped in chalk ink, is from the Whimsy Stamps Fluttering By set and is resting on a cut from the lovely Whimsy Stamps Butterfly Frame Die. The satin ribbon, double pearl trim and single pearls are from my stash. The organza lace and all of the flowers and pins are from WOC: heart pins, pearl bead pins, magnolias, apple blossoms, cosmos daisy, chrysanthemums, hip rosebuds. 

Thank you so very much for dropping by today and I hope to see you again real soon! I would love to know what you think about my card today!! Until the next time, I send BIG HUGS!!

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Happy Friday evening to everyone!! I hope you have all enjoyed your week and are looking forward to a great weekend!

Mr Random.Org has several WINNERS to announce...

The winners of the darling little Picked Sweet Summer Song are:


The winner of the 4 images from the Art by Mi Ran Shop is....

Congratulations, ladies!!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize AND send me an email with your information before Sunday, August 10 at 8 AM ET.

Thanks to each of you for the lovely comments!! Big hugs!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Jacque with Lily!!!!!!!!! OMGoodness.. A FREEBIE!!!...and SWEET STUFF, TOO!!!!

Happy, Happy Day to Everyone!!! Thank you so much for coming by for this very exciting posting for me!  First,  I would like to share with you that this is my very first posting as a DT member on the Art By Mi Ran Challenge Design Team and second, to let you know that there is a cute FREEBIE over at the Art By Mi Ran Facebook page for all new members!!!! All you have to do is go HERE and ask to become a member and you will be welcomed and will receive the darling image that Mi Ran has designed for the special event of having 600 members at the page!!! She will only be available to download until Wednesday, August 6 at 5 AM hurry on over and I will try my best to be the one to welcome you!!! Smiles!!! And this delightful image is named none other than

Jacque With Lily...

can you believe that????

With this cute, cute image I have made a card and presentation box and I hope you like it....

The card measures 6"X6" and the box is 6 1/4"X 6 1/4". I have used CutCardstock for the base and all matting and the DP is from the Memory Box Enchanted paper pack.

I colored the sweet image with Copics and Promarkers. The rectangular doily under the purple script paper is from Blumchen Co and the scalloped pearl trim  and individual pearls are all from my stash. All of the flowers and the Vintage Seam Binding are from WOC: Tea Roses and Lilies.

The presentation box shows more of these gorgeous papers by cutting out just the head of the sweet image and using a bit of vintage seam binding and more pearls.

Thank you all so much for dropping by and for joining me on this fun and exciting event!!!



I would like to offer one of my FOLLOWERS 4 images of your choice from the Art By Mi Ran ETSY shop. Please just leave a comment and make sure you are one of my FOLLOWERS!!! The winner will be selected on Thursday evening!!! Good Luck and hugs to all!!!