Tuesday, August 26, 2014


A big THANK YOU to all of my FOLLOWERS


A congratulations to me for my new appointment to the CutCardstock design team (effective September 1)...

makes it time for a SWEET STUFF that I think you will enjoy!!!

You all know how much I love all things PAPER, FLOWERS, and RIBBONS...so let the fun begin!!!


You can use this for anything you find at the marvelous CutCardstock shop which includes the wonderful Cryogen White---my very favorite alcohol ink coloring paper!!! The tiny bit of mica in this paper makes our sweet images come alive!!!



This is a collection of flowers from my stash from Magnolia, WOC, and others.... And this is exactly what the winner will receive!!



This is 25+ meters (more than 25 yards) of 25 different colors of organza ribbon from my stash...all of the colors I have...lol

Now what do you have to do to be in for the draw???

1. Make sure that you are one of my FOLLOWERS...or become one on my sidebar.  Please no "just for candy only" blogs as that is just not fair to REAL bloggers and my REAL followers!

2. Become a FOLLOWER at the CutCardstock Blog!

3. Share this information on your own personal blog or sidebar with all of your crafting friends.

4. Leave a comment below which will let me know that you have met the above THREE requests.

In addition to the big prize above, I will also have 3 consolation prizes which will be smaller collections of the flowers and ribbons!! So there are FOUR chances to win!!! 

The winners will be drawn on September 1!!! 

Good Luck everyone!!! And hugs for each of you!! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

WINNERS of Rosy Cheek Emma!!!!!

Happy Monday, everyone!!! I hope you all had a magnificent weekend and have started a great week! Gosh, I have a busy week underway and am loving each moment!!

Thank you all for dropping by to leave comments on my little Emma card...I appreciate you so very much!!!

Mr random.org has made his selection of the winners of the absolutely darling digi Rosy Cheek Emma from the wonderful

And the winners are.......

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 email information before Wednesday, August 27 at midnight ET so that I can have your digi mailed to you right away!!

Hugs to all and hope to see you all again real soon!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Challenge #13 - Art By Mi Ran and SWEET STUFF!!

Hello, everyone, and a very happy Friday to each of you!! I hope that you have had a great week and are preparing for a wonderful weekend!! I am trying to enjoy each and every moment of this beautiful weather!

Today is the next challenge over at the Art By Mi Ran Challenge -- Challenge #13 where ANYTHING GOES. So come on over and show us your lovely creations!!!

For my easel card I have used the absolutely darling Rosy Cheek Emma...isn't she a sweetie and she can be used for so many occasions and events!!!! Be sure to check out ALL of the Art by Mi Ran images at the Etsy shop!!

The sweet image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the rose. The base and double matting is CutCardstock and the DP is from a UK magazine. The doily is a MS diecut which anchors a double flat bow of vintage seam binding and a double heart charm. I have used a Prima resin heart cornerpiece and pearls to soften the corners. The acrylic sentiment is from my stash. For the floral arrangement I have used some MS punched branches, Hip Rosebuds, Sweetheart Blossoms, Cottage Rose, and Mini Gardenias from WOC.

For the base of the easel I used some pink eyelet edged organza ribbon (thanks, Suzan!!) and more of the same flowers which just happened to cascade from the front of the card.


Mr Random.org will select 5 people from all of the comments to receive their very own digi of this cute and sweet Rosy Cheek Emma. I will announce the winners on Monday morning. Good Luck!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon!! And I hope you will want to join us over at this challenge HERE. Until the next time, Big Hugs!!

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 EST....so 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!!!

August Release at Whimsy Stamps.....and SWEET STUFF!!!!

Welcome to Day 1 of the ...
Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die release!

Over the next few days we will reveal the new August 2014 Whimsy Stamps products.

We are thrilled to welcome Tracey Murphy and Sheri Willshire as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw.

Today we are excited to show you the brand new Time For Tea Designs / Elisabeth Bell / SC Designs being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog!

For my card today I have used the darling little Picked Sweet Summer Song by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. Isn't she and her little bird the cutest!!

The base and the triple matting is all Bazzill and the DP is old, old and I think was by Creamotion. The image was colored with Copics and Promarkers. I added a Maya Road birdcage, eyelet lace, polka dotted grosgrain ribbon, a felt birdie, flower pearls to soften the corners, and a lovely pin from my sweet friend Suzan. If you look very closely you can see the word SWEET on the pink crystal heart!!!

The inside is very simple...but I just love those diecuts from the Feather and Nib Die Set from Whimsy!


I have TWO extras of this darling image and they would love to be going to new homes! Just leave a comment on this posting before Thursday July 7 and you will be in for the adoption. Good Luck!!!

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:

Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!