Tuesday, December 20, 2011

.... And the count down begins!! 5 more days until Christmas whew I think I'm ready for it to be here already!! hehe
I haven't posted a project in 9 days!!! Holy Moly!!! That's a long time! well today im not playing along with any challenges I just wanted to share a card I made for my good Friend Cheryl. I used a stamp from a company called Hanna Stamps ( no longer opened)


Thank you so much fro stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Exciting News!!!

I wouldn't wait to stop by and tell you guys that I have been chosen to be a part of the digital design team for Whimsy Stamps!! This will be my VERY FIRST time being a part of a team and I am more than excited! and so very grateful.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Birthday for a Friend

Good morning!! just poppin' in today to share a birthday card I made for a great friend of mine Patricia ( Happy Birthday Trish!!) I am really excited about how this card came out. Its the first time I have made a window card! whoo hoo!
Today I have used a Simply sassy stamp from Sugar Nellie called Fabulous Darling LET ME TELL YOU.. These girls are seriously the cutest EVER! I got some cash for my birthday and that money burnt a hole straight through my wallet and went straight to the  Funky Kits website & it was so hard to choose they are are so pretty! Hopefully my birthday comes back around quick so I can order more! haha 
I added a party hat on top of my TH rosette with a tiny stamp I got from a craft convention this year It totally made it look more like a Bday card. The  flowers used are from WOC and the ticket stamp and die is from whimsy stamps.
I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
Whimsy challenge- patterns and pearls
The sugar bowl: Cathy's sketch






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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shaker Ornaments

Good Morning My fellow crafters! Today I would like to share with you a little project I made for a few of my friends and family members.  I was looking through my craft area when the idea hit me! I had plenty of these little shaker windows to make a shaker ornament! I personalized them by using my cricut machine and adding there names on the inside. I used different types of beads and glitters for the insides.
I will be entering my projects to the following challenges:
 Whimsy stamps challenge- anything but a card
Magnolia down under- Christmas decoration
Tomic #27- shaker card


back side

Denise, Trish

back side




Thank you so much for stopping by! Have  a great day Everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pretty with Pink

Good morning everyone!!! It is a beautiful snowy day here in Albuquerque! school is canceled and no work for me.. WHOO HOO can you say  LAZY DAY!!! haha
I was sooo excited to find out I was the LUCKY random winner at Kraftin' Kimmie challenge last week!!!! I have never won anything before so I was THRILLED!
Today I have made a card to play along with Kimmie's dry or heat embossing challenge.  I have actually done both on my card today and it was sooo fun!
So you might be wondering where my embellishments are? well... I don't know why I thought part of the challenge was to NOT having embellishments on your card and I was wrong.. so sad, I struggled with it looking so plain but didn't feel like going back and adding so here she is....


I used my dot folder to dry emboss and sanded it down so it looks more distressed and also added some wet embossed snowflakes on my sentiments background

I made a wet embossed snow flake background with some glittery  silver emboss powder 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Shaped Card

Hello my crafty ladies! Happy Friday to you all! I'm extra excited about this weekend.. Not only do I have a 5 day weekend! woot woot! But it is my birthday on Sunday!! I love my birthday! hehe and if that wasn't good enough my little monster is turning 2 on Tue so we will be celebrating her birthday Saturday. Gosh they grow so fast, its so sad I just want her to be a baby forever. :(
Anyhoo... enough of that I wanted to drop in and show you ladies not only my VERY FIRST shaped card, but also my very first magnolia card!! whew I'm very excited about this one! I do have to apologize for the awful lighting its pretty gloomy out today so my pictures look pretty dark.




3D view

Gold Stickles
Inside


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Donations for a Family in need

Hello Everyone! I was just starting to look through blog land at all the awesome blogs I follow when I read a very sad story from a blog called pretty pressings by Claudia Rose.. I know I only have 17 followers but if even one person can take their time an hop on over and read this sad story and maybe help pass the word on so we can help this poor family in a time of need.
xoxo thanks everyone for your time, Denise

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanks a latte

Has everyone stopped by Kraftin' Kimmie stamps yet???!! she is having a HUGE HUGE sale this week and I must confess.. I couldn't resist the temptation!!!! All I have to say is that my collection of Kimmies will soon be larger!!! hurry up mailman!!! hahahahaha well, If you haven't.. hurry I believe the sales ends Monday!!
Today I am playing along with Kimmies Challenge for the week "Giving thanks"  This is such a great challenge! Thanksgiving came and went faster than ever this year and we have officially put up our Christmas decor! sheesh!  kinda hard to believe!
Today I used Angie, she is so adorable! and guess what is she drinking??? yup coffee!!!! haha

Stickles!

flowers from WOC

Thank you for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bella Birthday card

Good morning!! I just wanted to drop by with a quick post to show you a birthday card I made for my friend Deborah who is having her bday at the end of the month.. Happy birthday Deborah!!!
I have used a stamp from stamping bella, she is a uptown girl called posh has a present. I just LOVE the uptown girls they are ALL so adorable!



Thank you for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vintage Wreath

Good morning!! I wanted to drop by and share with you a project I made.
I have recently discovered Magnolia stamps and have gone head over hills over the vintage look they have!!  I am sooooo  AMAZED at the cards and projects people make with them! I only own 3 Magnolias as of right now... but after the holidays are over I will MOST defiantly be buying more ; )
anyhoo.... I ordered me a Magnolia INK magazine last week and I finally got it and was so inspired by all the cool stuff that I saw inside! The first things I saw, was a wreath made with Tim Holtz  die cuts and mini magnolia stamps sooo adorable. Although I don't have any mini magnolia's  (YET!) I made mine with out.. I also used Tim Holtz pine cone die and another floral die from Tim Holtz ( not sure of the names)  I must say.. I'm pretty excited and Impressed with how it turned out.
Last week I had a super fun evening with my friends Dana, Cheryl and Shay we had a girls night IN and made different types of flowers and played around with die cuts all night!! So that made this wreath even easier to make because almost everything I used as pre-made from that night!
I will be entering this wreath into Wild orchid Challenge this week, the challenge is a child's Christmas. My kids LOVE Christmas decorations!
also entering it to Whimsy Stamps challenge 15: flower power
I have used green  Raffia ribbon and red flowers from WOC.

These flowers were made by putting a ton of flower layers together with a decorative brad, sprayed with water and crunched! then I added sparkly spritz ( hard to see in picture) and let dry overnight.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Samantha #2

Hello everyone!!! I just wanted to drop by and first of all and thank all my new followers for joining my blog I am so excited I have 15 followers now!!! woot woot... :)
I would also like to finally share with you my "Nice" version of Samantha! I made an Evil version of her Here.  I just LOVE this stamp! and I LOVE the no lines look too.. Isnt she so pretty! I colored Samantha with my Copic markers and I used pretty flowers and butterflies instead of a skull this time around ;)
My Co-workers made fun of me the other day because I saved My Starbucks hot cup sleeve.. and told them I was going to use it on a card somehow... I'm glad I did! because It gave my butterflies some texture... 




Thank you for stopping by today!! xoxo

Friday, November 11, 2011

Brown and Blue

Hello everyone!!! Is everyone getting ready for the holidays yet?  Well me and my other half are stickin' to our plan and shopping early this year! So I spent yesterday shopping for some gifts! sheesh gifts sure do add up quickly huh $$$ lol
Anyhoo... I finally got around to making my card for Wild Orchids challenge.. Brown and blue.. I thought this would be a good time try try and make my first boy card! I'm always buying girly stuff and I realized I don't have much for boys... hmmm... I guess I need to start buying stuff.
So the ENTIRE time I'm making my card today I kept telling myself  " No flowers, No bling, no flowers, no bling" Ha ha well... I finished my card,  loaded my pictures, edited them and realized I was so worried about it NOT looking girly that I didn't Even use a wild orchid product!! sheeesh! I almost went into a panic until I remembered I had purchased some of wild orchid's Raffia ribbon! whew totally saved the day! So my card ended up with a bow which I guess I'm OK with.. I still like how it turned out..
Today I used a stamp by Gillian F Roberts called fishing fun. If you haven't seen these stamps your should REALLY check them out they are sooooo adorable. I colored my image with my Copics and I used my cricut machine to cut out the little fishes.


I added a little bit of diamond glaze on his jar w bugs and a TINY bit of stickles on the dogs collar.
I'm really loving that raffia ribbon... good thing I got a bunch of colors! haha
 Thank you everyone for taking the time to check out my blog today! 
And thank you to my friend Cheryl for giving me a shout out on her blog yesterday! My followers have doubled!!! thank you to everyone who added themselves as my followers list it means a lot to me!!! XOXO


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Cafe!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to stop by and show you a card I finished today for Stamping Bella! The challenge for this week was to use a Christmas stamp or to make another image into a Christmas theme..
unfortunately don't not have any Bella Christmas images.. so I used Clarissa and Camille with a cafe..
I kept my card very simple because I wanted my Image with the diamond glaze on the cup to really stand out...



I stamped my image in memento black ink and colored with my copic markers.. I picked up this awesome kraft paper with red and green Christmas presents printed on it! Isn't it pretty!
On the inside of the card I used a stamp I got from Elzybells that has a bunch of teas and coffees, I love to use this as a background  :)
Thank you everyone for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Santa

Hello everyone! I just wanted to stop by with my second post for today.. its a super quick one just playin' along with wild orchid challenge 35: Santa Claus is coming to town.
I heat embossed Santa and the snowflake background and colored Santa with my Copics.
I'm using wild orchid's beautiful flowers I bought a bunch of them and I have finally worked up the courage to start using them!

close up of all the sparkles
thank you for stopping by

Samantha

Hello everyone!!! I must say I am very excited to share my card with you today!!! after looking at many blogs I kept seeing everyone doing the "no lines" stamping and It looks so amazing!! So I finally got the GUTS to give it a shot and I LOVE IT!
Today I am playing along with Stampin' Kimmies challenge : to use a pin. I of course didn't have ANY of those fancy pins everyone uses... So I had to make one out of my little stash of push pins ( no judging me ok! lol)  I added some tiny beads I have for making shaker cards to make it look as pretty as possible!
I decided to use Samantha today because she is just SOOOO sassy! and it is just evil how beautiful she is! hehe
I OF COURSE added diamond glaze to her outfit for some shine and used my new Tim Holtz skull die.


This is my more evil version of samantha... I also colored another "no lines" samantha that I will use in another card later on :)

Thank you for stopping by everyone! let me know what you think!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ready for snow!?

Wow its so hard to believe that It is time to bring the winter coats out soon! It seems like once Halloween passes, Its freezing outside!
Today I am going to share with you one of my new stamps from stamping bella!  I placed my first order about a month ago and went a little CRAZY! I couldn't choose they were all just way too cute! This stamps is called Javabuggs. As we all know I have a weakness for coffee! so this lil stamp just won me over right away! It reminds me of me and my BFF just gossiping with a cup of Joe! haha
I made this card for stamping bellas challange : add snow to your card. I used my snowy slopes stamp as my snow today. Dont these lil bugs look cute drinking there coffee outside in the snow! I think so too :0)


I am also entering my card to the Truly scrumptious BINGO challenge !
image
I chose to go with the center row, down. 
I used gems on my bugs antennas, flowers, and my leaves are cut from my new spellbinders (foliage set)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kimmie Loves Apples!

Happy day off  #2 to me!! You know what that means right! I had plenty of time to play along with another challenge!!! today I am playing along with Kraftin' Kimmies sketch  challenge !

Today I am using Abigail Apple! Isn't she such a cutie!  She was given to me by my card friend Marilyn  ( thank you Marilyn! ) I was sooo excited to add Abigail to my Kimmie collection! One thing I love about Kimmies stamps is not only is the actual stamp adorable, but the accessories ( in this case the 2 little apples)  are ALWAYS an awesome addition! I used my apples in my circle background AND on the inside!


3D shot
with stickles and diamond glaze

a look Inside

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Love Balloon

Good evening everyone!  Aahhh what a relaxing day!  No work for me today! and weather was gloomy so I just stayed in drank coffee all day and made a new card to play along with a couple of challenges! I MUST admit that the hardest part about making a card for me is the layout of my card.. A great paper friend of mine Cheryl ( Hi Cheryl ! )  recommended me to a VERY inspiring blog by Amy Sheffer called pickled paper designs  If you haven't seen her site yet, you must check it out!
today I am entering my card into 2 differant challenges: color throw down the challenge is to use the following colors:

and I'm also entering my card in to the Mojo Monday sketch challenge

using a sketch layout was a TON of help for me! maybe after following a few sketch challenges I'll get better at my layouts! I also had a Ton if inspiration this week from my new paper friend Marilyn ( Hi Marilyn! ) and from a blog called sending you a little smile these ladies do a lot of multiple stamping of the image and layering to make the image 3D! here is my take on it!!
Today I used a stamp from a company called Elzybells, which I'm sad to say is no longer opened. I used my Copics to color my image and Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage photo to distress my edges. And of course i couldn't forget my diamond glaze and yellow stickles!
Please pretend that you dont see my bubbles in my diamond glazed balloon :(


3D shot
Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by my Blog today!!  Your comments are very much appreciated!