Friday, October 31, 2014

In The Apple Orchard for Art By Mi Ran Challenge 18

Happy Day to everyone!! I hope you have had a great week and are ready for a fun weekend. I have to share with you that our weekend is threatened with that bad word SNOW!!!! Gosh, it's too early in these mountains for that white stuff...eeeeek!!

Today is the start of Challenge 18 at the Art By Mi Ran Challenge and as always anything goes. So come on over and join in with us so we can see your lovely creations. It had been quite some time for me to make a scene card. This little Miss Apple image kept whispering to me that she wanted to be in the apple orchard!!


I started with the blue background and added a wood textured frame cut with Layering Squares and propped up with dimensional tape to give dimension and depth to the scene. Inside the frame I added a pretty SRTC chipboard tree NAT-333 which I cut to fit within the frame. I painted the tree with brown acrylic paint before embossing the top with three shades of green embossing powder. I added a couple of die cut clouds for the sky and mixed greens of FlowerSoft for the ground. I then added some tiny die cut apples for the tree. I had to really concentrate to color the stems of those apples...lol The sweet image was colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding Glossy Accents to her apples. I also die cut more apples and an apple basket for the foreground. All that was left to add was a fluffy triple gingham bow to the left side. And that's my scene card for a while!!!! I would love to hear what you think of it!!!

WINNER!!

Thank you all so much for your visit to me at the CutCardStock blog and thank you for all of the sweet comments. Mr Random.org has selected the winner of the stamps and dies and the winner is.....


Congratulations!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and send me an email before Saturday at noon ET.

Thank you all so much for being here and I hope to see you again real soon! Just a heads up that the new November release at Whimsy Stamps with sneak peeks and blog hop will begin on Monday and I will have some SWEET STUFF each day--Mon-Wed!! So be sure to drop by!! Until the next time, BIG HUGS!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

An Autumn Ensemble and Christmas SWEET STUFF!!!

A very happy day to everyone! I hope that you are having a delightful week. Our weather is definitely AUTUMN and I can tell by the huge amount of leaves on the ground. I am such a spring and summer person that, although the fall colors are beautiful, I don't like this season at all because I know that winter will soon follow...sigh!!!

For my posting at the CutCardStock blog today I was inspired by the bright and fun colors of SUNFLOWERS. I made a happy vase using a straight side clear glass vase, some dowels, and cardstocks from the CutCardstock shop...AND with my scraps I made some matching note cards.


All directions and more views are available at the CutCardStock blog so I hope you will come over and let me know what you think of my project this time!!


CHRISTMAS SWEET STUFF!!!


To show my appreciation for all of my Followers and my thanks for all of your support I am offering the following SWEET STUFF and hope you like it!!

1 Set of Inkadinkado Tags and Wishes Stamps (17 stamps)
1 Set of Inkadinkado Holiday Greetings Stamps (6 stamps)
1 Whimsy Stamps Nutcracker Die
1 Whimsy Stamps Santa's Sleigh Die

To be in for the draw I am asking that you leave a comment on my posting at the CutCardStock blog and that you will spread the word about this candy to your crafting friends. Thank you very much!! The winner will be selected from the comments on the CutCardStock blog on Thursday. Good Luck!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon! Until the next time, I send big hugs!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

WINNER!!!

Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a great week.

The winner of the Whimsy stamp set and coordinating die set is.......


Congratulations, Lisa!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing information before Tuesday evening at midnight so that I can get your prize to you right away!!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and for your visit. I will be back tomorrow with a different Autumn project I made for the CutCardStock blog - think sunflowers and BRIGHT!!!...lol 

Again I will have some Christmas SWEET STUFF so I hope to see you again tomorrow. Until the next time, BIG HUGS!!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

BELIEVE.....Winner....SWEET STUFF!!

A very Happy Friday to everyone!!! I hope you have all had a magnificent week and are well-prepared for a great weekend!!! I am ready for some fun!!

Today is my turn to post over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog and I would love for you to come over for a visit!! I have used the absolutely gorgeous chipboard piece - XMAS-467. I think it is so beautiful that I just couldn't add alot of STUFF to take away from it!


I used CCS Basis White CS for the base, Stardream Metallic Jupiter for the matting, and then a burlap panel. The only other things I added are a couple of red rhinestones for the noses and a horizontal of SU red striped ribbon tied into a single flat bow. I have great difficulty with CAS cards so I hope I have met the mark!!!

Here is the beautiful chipboard piece...


WINNER!!!!

The winner of the Whimsy Stamps Layered Flowers Die Set is....


Congratulations!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know that you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your mailing info before Sunday (11/26) morning at 8 AM so that I can get your package in the mail right away.


SWEET STUFF!!!

Since the holidays are approaching very quickly, I have a holiday stamp set with coordinating die set for SWEET STUFF this time....


I have a Whimsy Stamps Vintage Holiday Gift Tags stamp set and a Holiday Gift Tag Die Set for some lucky commenter. Just leave a comment and you will be in for the draw. I hope that you will also be a follower of my blog. Thanks and Good Luck!! Mr Random.org will select the winner on Sunday!!

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope to see you again real soon!! Until the next time... Big Hugs!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Just a Happy Card and some SWEET STUFF!!!

Happy almost the middle of the week, my friends!! I hope that your week is going well and we just have to remember that the weekend is almost halfway here!!

I wanted to show you a card that was published in the Fall Edition of Through the Craft Room Door magazine which I never showed on my blog so I hope you like it!


My inspiration for this card came from my lovely friend, Bev Rochester so thanks a milliion, Bev!! I cut the card with a Frilly Square using Bazzill for the base and matting and the DP is Maja Designs and Crea-motion. The sweet image is from the Art by Mi Ran Collection at Etsy and she is Stephanie Brings Surprises. I have colored her with Copics and Promarkers, adding a touch of Prisma Glitter to her dress and clear Wink of Stella to the flowers. I used white cotton lace to make a rosette nosegay for the upper right corner and topped it with a red rose button. I am hoping it matches the nosegay little Stephanie is holding. I used the same lace for the horizontal. The Kisses and Hugs sentiments are from the Whimsy Stamps Love Mini Tickets stamp set cut out with the Mini Ticket Die.


The flowers and stamens are all from WOC as is the metal heart.


The inside uses the same basic design as the front of the card.


SWEET STUFF!!!


I have a Whimsy Stamps Layered Flowers Die Set that I would like to give to a lucky commenter. The set consists of four flowers, each a different size and shape and can be used in so many ways! Just leave a comment and you will be in for the draw on Thursday! Good Luck!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by--it is always such a joy to see that you have been here!! I hope to see you again real soon!! Until then, big hugs!!!