Pamper Yourself.

And yet another blog post scheduled for today... are you tired of me yet???  hehe

I had fun coloring this Stampin Bella image (link below).

She looks very relaxed and ready to enjoy her spa day.  I wanted to use colors that were soft and calming.  I loved making the bottom of her seat out of wood and paper piecing her towel wraps.  She even has a fruity pink drink!

All the items I used are listed below, including links.

Don't forget that Noelle is having a shop sale.
See the flyer below for expiration date and coupon code.

Have a great weekend!!

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* Stamping Bella "Sabrina Loves The Spa"
* Copic markers
* Kaisercraft mini paper blooms 
* 6x6 paper
* X-press-it cardstock
* MFT Flourish leaf die
* Recollections bling
* Distress Ink
* Memento Rich Cocoa ink


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Here We Go.

Today on the Come On Get Crafty blog we're hosting a Sketch Challenge, with a chance to win a gift card to the shop.

Here is my take on it.

I used different pattern papers from companies like Basic Grey, Webster's Page, Glitz Design and Elle's Studio.  I embellished with Studio Calico veneers, Simple Stories SNAP clear stickers, Bella Blvd stickers, Amy Tangerine thickers, Crate Paper transparency and Elle's Studio phrase flags.

I hope you will join us for this month's sketch challenge and share your project on the blog.
Take care and remember to check out the shop for other awesome crafty goodies.

Have a great weekend and I hope your Memorial Day is hot enough to take a dip in the pool!

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Mom's birthday was May 10.
It was also Mother's Day.
Also the day I gave her this card.

One of her fav colors has always been peach and either aqua, turquoise or teal... this year she has taken a liking to Mint Green.

Guess whose fault that is?  hehehe...

Her guest bedroom & bathroom have all been updated to accommodate mint green.  Also the entryway, dining area and living room.  She's just as obsessed as I am.

In any case, I wanted to create a card that I know she would love and would keep for a long time.  Even though she does actually keep ALL the cards and things I make for her, but I know this one she will admire for years to come.

A list of supplies is listed below along with a link to the Tiddly Inks image I used.
And be sure to check out the Tiddly Inks blog today for more coloring inspiration!

I am entering this into the Tombow May Flowers challenge, because it's the ONLY glue I use, and I wouldn't mind winning some more!   hahaha

Thanks for checking in and I hope to see you back next week for more project shares.

Have a great weekend and be blessed.

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* X-Press It Blending card.
* Copic markers (YR and BG family)
* Tiddly Inks "Let Us Eat Cake" digital stamp.
* Martha Stewart doily border punch
* Fancy Pants "True Friend" 6x6 paper pad
* Versamark ink
* Clear embossing powder
* Heat tool
* Studio Calico clear stamp set (sentiment and background embossed starburst image)
* Gold & Clear Wink of Stella brush pens
* Sharpie black pen
* Tombow mono multi
* Recollections pearls
* Memento tuxedo black ink

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Birthday Boy.

For today's card share I wanted to try a new (to me) technique.
I tried this before with copic markers (forgetting it's damaging), and also with water colors.  
This time I tried it with distress ink pads.
I liked how easy it was to start applying light color by adding water to the brush, and building from there.

For added interest, I cut out a side banner from the actual card, as well as the pattern paper, and added some pattern paper inside as well.

I know a sweet boy would enjoy this card for his birthday, especially if it comes with a life-size toy car!

To purchase the items used for the card, see the list of links below.

Also, Noelle is having an inventory sale that you DO NOT want to miss!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I will be very busy with worship practice, taking my brother to the airport, going to our annual Church picnic, furniture shopping and then celebrating our Church's 11th or 12th anniversary.

I forget.
I'm old.

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* Whimsy Stamps / Wee Stamps "Leon"
* Echo Park Birthday Wishes Boy 6x6 paper
* Staz On black ink
* Distress inks pads (green, blue, black, red, tea)
* Canson watercolor paper
* small paint brush


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Hello Sunshine.

For today's project share I decided to pull out some old Project Life cards, including one of my favorites created by Amy Tangerine.  I have my cards sorted out by color first and then by company, so it was easy to locate and pull cards to match my color scheme.  I tried to match all my cards and embellishments to the photo showing Rita's Ice.  It just so happens that all the photos taken worked great with that color combo.  (I get lucky like that a lot! - hehe)

Anyhow, some of the newer items I used came from Crate Paper, Webster's Pages, Elle's Studio and Bella Blvd; which you can find in the COGC shop, along with other yummy goodies.

I hope you have found some inspiration to help embellish your memories.

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Hearty Hello - [T.I. Challenge]

The Tiddly Inks' challenge this week is "May Flowers".

You can use real flowers, handmade, store bought, on the pattern paper, on the image, any way you feel creatively.  The point is to create a project (any kind and style), include your favorite TI image and flowers, and share it on the challenge blog here.

Today I used "Bloom Beautifully - Emma" digital stamp, and added clouds, grass and a blue sky to create a soft Spring scene with the following copic markers;

Skin - E000, 21, 04, R11
Hair - E50, 53, 55, 57
Dress - R11, 20, 22, 24, 46
Sky - C0, 1, B0000, BG70
Grass - YG03, 25, 67

If you have no Tiddly Inks stamps at hand to participate in the challenge, you are in luck because Christy is sharing a new "Freebie" each week that you can easily download and use.

[Please keep in mind these are not to be shared with anyone, only for your personal use.]

I hope to see your creation on the Challenge Blog!

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* X-press it cardstock
* Copic markers (see above for color combos)
* Wink of Stella clear brush pen
* MFT Leaf Flourish dienamics
* MME Lost & Found "Rosy" 6x6 paper pad
* Tea Dye distress ink
* Memento tuxedo black ink
* Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
* I Am Roses leaves

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My 1st "FABBY FRIDAY" as...

... one of the newest members of the Tiddly Inks Design Team!!!

So, if you were around Facebook and Instagram over the weekend you might've seen a glimpse of the exciting news I shared, but then deleted because I wanted the "official" announcement to come with a project share and blog post... hehe.

What an AWESOME way to start National Scrapbooking Month, eh?  I was shocked, happy, intimidated, worried, had tons of questions, but most of all flattered that I'd be joining such a talented group of crafters, and designing for such a sweet, humble, friendly and dedicated artist like Christy.

Okay, enough babble... let's get to the really good part.
The card.

I created this wedding card (with no one in mind), in the hopes that I'll be invited to a wedding one day and be ready to use it..hehe.

The image "Love You Mostest" is new to the shop.  I added the Heart Rose Frame background using a 2012 freebie, designed by Lou (the DT head), for TI.  I didn't even realize I had this until I searched my TI folder and saw it.  I also used the heart flowers from the "Bloom Beautifully" digi to complete the wedding scene.  It turned out super pretty and took very long to color.  I had to take breaks because every time I finished a new section I was afraid to begin another part and screw it up...hehe.

The great news is that Christy decided to add that Rose Frame background back to the shop, and it is included in your purchase of the "Love You Mostest" digi.
Isn't that AWESOME!??
So happy about that!

As always a list of supplies is at the end of this post.

Thank you for checking in and I look forward to reading your lovely comments.
Have a GREAT weekend!

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* Black & White cardstock
* X-Press It Blending card
* Copic markers
* Prima paper flower
* Feathers
* Pearl sprays
* Wild Orchid Crafts flowers
* Heart doily
* Wood veneer word
* Stampendous Frantage embossing powder
* Hot glue & Tombow mono adhesive
* Wink of Stella clear and red brush pens

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Sun Kissed.

Here in Florida we start having swimming weather just after Easter week.  This year it came earlier.  So we took advantage of having nothing to do one Saturday afternoon, and the hot beaming sun, and took a dip.
It was too cold for me, but my 2 boys braved the chilly waters.
I was happy just to take my nice Camera out for some pretty shots.

I used supplies from various companies like Bella Blvd, October Afternoon, Amy Tangerine, Project Life, and Webster's Pages... to name a few.

If you are interested in any of these or other cute embellishments, visit the Come On Get Crafty shop.

Thanks for checking in and see you Friday for a really awesome announcement.

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Today I'm on the COGC blog sharing "Something Old / Something New", but I will be completely honest with you in saying that there's not much "old" in this layout.  All the cards and embellishments were obtained within the last 6 months, except the alphas that spell out "FREE CONES".  Those are definitely at least a year old or more.   Most of the other products are by Webster's Pages (tiny alphas), Amy Tangerine epoxy "Rise & Shine" stickers, Elle's Studio "Cienna" collection and more that can be found in the Come On Get Crafty Shop.

I wanted to capture our weekend using bright colors.  We spent Saturday at the park which prompted us to visit Diary Queen for free ice cream.  Sunday after church we treated ourselves to some delicious macarons and other yummy goodies at Whole Foods after Gio got his haircut.  We set up a nice area in our patio and relaxed as we watched the boats go by.  


Are you into the Macaron craze?  I've loved them for several years now and have even attempted to make them at home.  They are quite the temperamental dessert.  It takes time and skill to get them just right; and I plan on working on that this year. 

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Hi There.

Happy Monday!

I'm here today with a quick card I created for Quick Creations, using this adorable stamp by C.C. Designs called "Bunny".  It's the perfect image to transition from those harsh winter months, and welcome any friend into Spring.

You can find all the products used in Noelle's shop Quick Creations.  And remember to check the Quick Creations Facebook page and Blog for updates on new products, different project shares and coupon codes.

Quick Creations Products Used

And don't forget you can save 10% right now with code "DAMARIS10".

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* Copic markers
* X-Press It Cardstock
* C. C. Designs Pollycraft "BUNNY" stamp
* Doodlebug Design "Springtime" 6x6 paper pad
* Doodlebug Design Doilies "Lily White" polka dot
* Lawn Fawn "Chat" stamp
* Recollections resin flowers
* Tombow mono multi glue
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