Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek!

What a week, I finally got to color today! I'm so happy for that. Working so much I hardly have time to do what I love. Hopefully things will settle down soon so I will find that happy medium.
It's almost CHA time!! I love this time of year and seeing all of my lovely friends from around the world and meeting new ones. I just love it and I can't wait. Even if it is in Las Vegas.. a city I'm really not too fond of and that's putting it mildly! :)
Here's a sneak peek of the upcoming Lili of the Valley release!
I'm so excited about this release. There are some ADORABLE images.. so get your shopping carts ready! I promise you will not be disappointed! Keep your eye out for other sneak peeks on my fellow dt's blogs and on the Lili of the Valley Inspiration Blog. Doesn't this sentiment go perfect with this image, too? It's one of my sentiments from Little Darlings, Fairytale Sentiments.
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Doily

Paper - My Minds Eye
Ink - Memento and Copics

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Man of the Hour!

Hey there crafty peeps!
Here's a layout I made of my hubby! We were in line at the Midway Games ride at Disneyland. He actually scored highest in that hour on the ride, too! Perfect for this layout! I used the Fancy Pants Swagger Collection. I love this collection. I have been using it a lot on my cards too. So very versatile. These colors would be just gorgeous on Fall projects too! I guess I better save some paper the, eh?!
Here's a list of what I've used:
Well I just got off work and thought I'd pop on over to post a quick project. I'll be working on some new things before work tomorrow. Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A new Copic Class in Banning California!

Hi everyone!
This has been such a crazy week for me. I wanted to post this a couple days ago and time just wouldn't allow it!
This is the card we will be making at Jollene's Paperie in Banning, California. I'm using one of those super cute Girlfriend stamps.  If you are interested in coming to my class you can get some more information on Jollene's Paperie's Facebook Page.
Have a great weekend!
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Favorite - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Magnolia-licious Summer Blog Hop!

Hey Magnolia Friends!
Today is the Summer Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!
If you have come from my buddy Angela's Blog you are on the right track! If not you may want to start on the Magnolia-licious Blog so you can start from the beginning. Remember to comment on on all the blogs to be entered into the prize giveaway!
I have made a Summer Memories tin. So all of our ticket stubs/ notes/ invitations etc. will go in this tin from our family activites we do throughout the Summer. Like a little keepsake box. I think I'll start doing this for my kids, For each school year too. I want to teach them early to preserve memories. I sure wish I had things to look back at.
Well, your next stop along the hop is the lovely Candy.
Enjoy the hop!
Papertake - Hot Hot Hot
The Shabby Tea Room - Ruffles and Ribbons
Charisma Card Challenges - Pink and Green

Ink - Memento anc Copics
Accessories - American Craft Thichers, Studio Calico wood veeners, Freckled Fawn wood veeners, My Minds Eye Stickers.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Magnolia-licious - Lucious Lace!

Hi everyone.
Here's my project for Magnolia-licious' Lucious Lace Challenge. I have made a gift card holder.
I used this adorable Mini #242 Princess Pea Tilda I have used the no line stamping technique. I just love this technique with the Magnolia Stamps.  I have also used the Summer Sorbet Paper Collection by Little Darlings. I have also used Little Darlings Friendship Sentiments.
Have a wonderful day. I hope you will be able to join us at Magnolia-licious. You have one more week to enter in the challenge for a prize package from Diana!

Papertake - Hot Colors
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Pirates Life for me!

Hi there everyone!
Here's a card I made a few weeks ago. I had a reqest from a lady who often buys my cards. Anyways, this is what I came up with. I love it! I love the Fancy Pants Down by the Shore papers and Flair... and  I think the wood veeners are perfect, too! I just love these boy images from Lili of the Valley!
Well, I hope you all enjoy your Father's Day weekend. I'm working tonight.. so I've gotta run and get ready!
 Have a lovely day!

Corrosive Challenge - Animal Antics

Hobby House - Anything Goes

Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Fancy Pants Flair, Studio Calico wood veeners

Friday, June 14, 2013

Third one's a Charm!

Here's a Layout that I have made for my Fancy Pants Designs Design Team using these gorgeous new products!

I'm using papers/stickers/flair buttons/buttons from the A Wonderful Day Collection. I used the Hopscotch glitter Alphabet for the 'Charm'. The actual charm is from Fancy Pants Designs
 Artists Edition. We also got some goodies in our design team packages from Maya Road -- a product swap that Maya Road and Fancy Pants Designs had went in on together. LUCKY US!!!!

Don't forget to visit the the Fancy Pants Designs Blog for a TON of inspiration! -  5 Ingredients Challenge
About a girl - Doilies

A new friend and a new venture!

Hello there lovely crafty peeps!
I have some exciting news to share with you all!
I met a lovely lady through Collective Journey --the scrapbook store in Redlands that I teach at. About a month ago after  seeing my cards at the store and visiting my blog and seeing that I do graphic designing Lisa contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in designing stamps for her company The Crafts Meow. I said yes!
Here's Lisa and I at Collective Journey this past Wednesday!
I'm very excited about this. Keep an eye out for sneak peeks.. coming very soon on

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Masculine Card to share!

Hi there everyone!
It's time for a new post at the Little Darlings Blog. I've decided to go with a masculine card. This will actually be the card we will be making for July's class at Collective Journey in Redlands, California.
If you are interested in coming to one of my classes check out my sidebar. I also offer classes at ONLINE at Color me Creative!
I wanted to make a sunset and really use some deep colors. I absolutely LOVE the way this came out. It's so much better in person, I've used 3d foam dots on all the layers so this card really POPS!
I hope you like my card.
Have a great day!!

Stamps - Little Darlings - In the Park, Birthday Sentiments
Paper - Fancy Pants Designs - Swagger,
Ink - Memento and Copics
Wild Orchid Crafts - Oyster Bakers Twine, misc button, brown pearls
Accessories - SU Ribbon

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Lili of the Valley Pretty Vintage Blog Hop!!!

Good morning everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Today we are holding a Lili of the Valley design team blog hop to celebrate the launch of their gorgeous Pretty Vintage stamps
There are 26 new clear stamp sets and it’s a fabulous mix of backgrounds, sentiments, quotes, tags and more...
They keep up perfectly with the current trend for all things vintage and grungy whilst still retaining a bit of the feminine charm that you’ve come to expect from Lili of the Valley!
The stamps will be available to buy on the website from midnight (12am) on Wednesday 12th June (UK time)

The LOTV design team are all joining in and you may have noticed a new name on the list
We’re all thrilled to welcome our new teamie’s the very fabulous Mary J!
You just need to ‘hop’ from one blog to another following the links and leave a comment on each card, we know that these stamps are a little bit different so hopefully we can give you lots of ideas and inspiration along the way for using the new images

There is an amazing prize up for grabs on this hop, we don’t know where it is hidden so do make sure you that you visit and comment on every blog
We will let you know tomorrow evening which was the ‘lucky’ blog and a winner will be drawn at random from all the comments that were left on that blog

The prize is a full set of the Pretty Vintage stamps...
that’s 26 A5 sheets, one each of all the new designs, and it’s worth a massive £325

Here's a list of all the blogs taking part, and remember that you will need to visit them all and leave a comment on each one to have the best chance of winning as we don’t know where the prize is hidden;

Senimental Sunday's - Metal Findings
All Sorts - In the Garden
  Whimsical Designs - Vintage

Don’t forget to stop by the Ideas to Inspire blog tomorrow evening when you can find out who the lucky winner is of this fantastic prize
Enjoy the hop… and good luck!
Stamps - LOTV Tag and Success Quote
Ink - Distress Inks
Paper - ?


Friday, June 7, 2013

New Fancy Pants Designs Collection - Memories Captured!

Happy Saturday!
I wanted to share a layout today. I couldn't resist using my Fancy Pants Designs package I got a couple weeks ago with these new Collections. In this layout I used Memories Captured and the Wonderful Day Collection. I've also used the new Cork Labels. These are so much fun to use and look great on layouts.. they give so much dimension!! I love them!!!  I can't wait to get the kit out and make something else with it..:)
If you haven't been over to the Fancy Pants Designs Blog lately you should really pop on over there. These ladies are amazing. I get so inspired seeing all of their beautiful work. I'm still amazed to be on this team ♥
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer is here!

 Hey everyone!

I hope you all had a fabulous week.
I had my class at This and Thank on Wednesday and this card I'm posting today is going to be my card for July's class. This image is called Summer. I just love the dark richness of this
Fancy Pants Designs Down by the Shore collection.
 I wanted to show the ladies in my class how to deepen and increase creases. I think this mage is perfect for starters with this technique. I hope they like it.

If you're in the area you should join us. The information is in my sidebar!
Well I'm working tonight and tomorrow night. I'm off Sunday.. YAY! :)

Have a great weekend all!


Stamps- Saturated Canary Summer Stamp
Paper - Fancy Pants Designs - Down by the Shore
Wild Orchid Crafts - white lily, 15mm red rose, 25mm yellow rose, 10mm blue rose, black twine, white button.