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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Candy's Blog Candy Update...


My apologies for just now posting this, I recieved another shipment of goodies and decided to add them to this give-a-way.  Also, I am preparing to teach another card class on Saturday so a little hectic.

I am so excited to be awarding this yummy candy.  I know I never made it to 100 followers, but I am still very thankful for the 85 that I have.  I wish that I could give everyone some yummy candy (maybe in the future).  Nevertheless, today I would like to congratulate...

Joan VanCourt and Mz. Trina!! 

You two ladies are the proud winners of my blog candy give-a-way.  If you would email me at, I will discuss the details of getting your winnings to you. 

Theses two lucky ladies have won a free image from
(not to exceed $4)


(from the "Be..." set)
You can visit Wax Fruit Company ( and Create with TLC ( and email me the name of the items you would like. 

Divided between the two of you (more items have been added).

Again, thanks to ALL of you who follow me.  I really do appreciate it. You make my little slice of the blogosphere that much happier.


Friday, June 24, 2011

ADFD New Challenge-Pastels (NO Pink)


Here's my creation for ADFD's new challenge and new release.  This week's challenge requires that you use pastel colors, but NO pink.  This proved to be a little bit more difficult than I had first thought.  I ended up using a light orange to supplement my pink.  I used one of the cuties from the new release set..."Tiny ones."

Head over to the challenge site for a chance to win a digi stamp of your choice and Tammy even gives you a freebie to use in the challenge.  There is no reason not to participate. :-D

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Create w/ TLC DT Call


I want to share with you another creation I made using Paulette's awesome "Alpha is for" wordart.  My sister teaches 1st grade (might have mentioned that before) and usually once a school year I will takeover her class and do a card class with them.  This year, due to scheduling problems, we weren't able to to do that, but I had already had these cards in my head to make with the little ankle-biters.  *gigl* 

You can head over to Paulette's blog and check out these and so many other goodies she has available.  Also, while you are there check out her DT call.  I have had the pleasure of being one of her DTs for the past 3 months, which was truly a honor.  I love Paulette's work and respect her as a person.  I would start boo-hooing right now, but I know I can still visit her. :-D  *gigl* 

Here are a few details:
3 months term starting July 1st and ending September 30th.
make at least 4 projects each month and post to your blog and each project to 2 gallerys or blog challenges
What you will get:
You will receive at least two sets a month of my choice...and one set of your choice.

I will post your name and blog link to my sidebar as a Design Team Member

What you have to do to apply:
1. Please make a new card with one of the freebie stamps and post it to your blog or online gallery if you don't have a blog, along with a link to this Design Team call. (You may enter your card to any other challenges you'd like).
2. Send me an email and include the link to your blog/gallery showing the card. Please include any links to online galleries (if you have any).
3. Tell me why you would like to be a part of the team.

If you think you fit the criteria, then you should apply!

Now get to creating...


Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Nettie G.'s Progressive Challenge Part 2


Happy Monday everyone!  I want to share with you the next creation in the Progressive Challenge over at Nettie G.'s Digital Gems.  If you didn't join in couple of weeks ago, you are truly missing out, but there is still time to jump in the fun.  This week I used DeeDee in her pjs. 

This image would be perfect to use on a sleepover invitation, scrapbook page or even a "thank you" card to another parent for allowing your child to sleepover.  I think it is important to teach little ones how to write thank you cards at a young age.  It really amazes (and saddens) me how many young adults don't send a thank you note.  Oh well, I'm stepping off my soapbox.  This is a perfect little image and you can choose between DeeDee or CeeCee.

If you would like to get in on this round, it isn't too late.   All you have to do is purchase one of the girl's in their PJs, enter a project and you will then receive the next image free!

Image can be purchased...HERE.  Be sure to have your project entered by  Sunday, July 3, 2011,11:59 PM EST.  To join the challenge go to the Challenge Blog and link your creation.

You don't want to miss out on all the fun, so join us for Part 2 of the progressive challenge.

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, June 17, 2011

ADFD-New Release:Free


Today I bring to you ADFD's interpretation of the fairytale Little Mermaid.  Tammy has put her special touch on the beautiful mermaid Arielle.  This set, like the others are packed with tons of beautiful images.  You are sure to have a blast coloring them up.  Here's my creation using the image Free. 

I also used the patterned fish and the baby mermaid for this sidestep card.   You can pick these images up in the store.  TFL!

Now get to creating...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Create w/ TLC Blog Candy


Become a follower of Paulette's blog (if you aren't already).
Post the TLC Logo below on your blog with a link back to the TLC blog ... telling about the give away...
Come back and enter your name and blog to the linklist below.
Random Winners will be selected on Sunday afternoon for three SETS of their choice. Added Bonus....We will start out with one winner.....for every TEN people that play along I will add another if 100
people sign up ... there will be TEN WINNERS~! get the word out there...the more that sign up the more chances of winning...MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW ALLLL DIRECTIONS...Make sure you are letting people know about the blog candy...the more that sign up the better your odds of winning.


Happy Birthday...

To me!!!  Greetings!

I am just popping in to thank all my wonderful e-buddies out there for the wonderful, overwhelming birthday wishes.  They really mean the world to me.  As you may or may not know, I have been running a blog candy give-a-way on my blog for a little while now and today I decided to end it.  I will list all the goodies and choose two winners early next week.  The candy will be in celebration of my birthday and also me finally finishing my Masters degree.  I thank all of you who participated and I am so HAPPY to have so many new friends.  I hope that you will continue to follow me on this fun journey. 

God Bless,


Remember:  Birthdays are all about the present, because you can't change the past. :-D

Friday, June 10, 2011

ADFD New Release - New Challenge - New World


Happy Friday!!  Whew, this has been a long week, but it is worth it because I have today off!!  Woohoo!  My poor neglected house is calling for me to give it a little T.L.C.  *gigl*  I will do that in a few, but right now I want to share with you what's "new" over at ADFD starting today.  We have a new release, a new challenge and a new world.  This week's challenge is to use a "new" technique that you've not used with digis before!

I have been playing with watercolor pencils for a little while now.  I've only created one card using them and found that they are a nice change to Copics.  I also recently discovered chalk.  I found that using a water color brush (from SU) and chalk could also be a neat way to change things up. 

I went over the eyebrows and the spots on the Girafees with the a Q-tip and chalk and then went back over them to blend in the colors using the Water Color brush.  Be careful, you want to test it out before applying it to your project, because too much water will mess it up.  I also went over the Giraffees' spots with a Glaze pen to make it shiny.  I used my watercolor pencil to go over the dots in the background.  If you are using chalk it works best on dark paper.  Therefore, I utilized a paper bag as my dp and it was already cut to 81/2 x 11(bought it online) .  This is an excellent way to recycle and a cool twist to Kraft paper.  I created the sentiment and believes it works well with the image.

You can pick this adorable (and several others) here at the store.  Also, make sure to enter our challenge for a chance to win a FREE image of your choice.

Now get to creating,

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunities for creativity!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Scrapper's Delight Designs


Happy Hump Day (a.k.a. Wednesday)!!  I am stopping by to say Hi and to share with you a creation from Scrapper's Delight Designs.  I have posted several images from the awesome artist Janice.  Today I want to share "Poppy" with you.  She is a red-hair Goddess! lol

(sentiment from Create w/ TLC)
I am very intimidated by coloring red-hair, but this image couldn't be anything but a red-haired (in my opinion) so I took the plunge.  I used Copic markers E08, E00 and E21, because when I googled to see what colors I should use when coloring red-hair...I didn't have any of them. lol  My apologies to all the red-haired who feel like I didn't do them justice.

You can snag this beauty (and several others) over at Scrapper's Delights Designs store.  I promise you that you will find several other goodies over there as well.  Janice is producing goodies daily and there is something there for everyone.  Tell her Candy sent you. :-D

Also, you can enter my contest for a chance to win a great prizesThis month you have the chance to win my next kit for free!!!  For more information click HERE!

A note from Janice (the owner of Scrapper's Delight)...
Hi Everyone,

Do I have some crazy deals for you!!  Almost all my kits are $1/1Euro in all my stores!!  Do not forget that the add-on's for the kit are also at least 50% off!!  These offers end Monday 13th so grab them now!!
I have had some great new facilities added to my site you can now: 

Write a review for a product

Like button on each product (face book)

Scrolling image handler so no clicking in and out of the extra images, you can now press next in the same pop up.

Plus a new Tagger Blog (Coming Soon to all you taggers)

And some fantastic tools for behind the scenes that makes it quicker and  easier to add products which leaves me more time to design YAY!

Unfortunately that is not cheap and I still want to add a couple more great facilities to my site so that is why the mad sale. lol

I want to get the wish list, so you can add your favorite products.  I want to also send you a short email with a link telling you if I have lowered the price of the how cool is that!!......never miss out on a deal again!!

I have also been asked if I would do a blog that is specifically for paper crafters so I would need this building and linking to my site.

So if you have been longing for a particular product now is the time to get it plus you will be helping towards a better shopping experience at Scrapper's Delights.

I thank you all for your kind comments, emails and support in my work have a great week XX.

Happy Shopping lol

Love Janice,

Scrapper's Delights

My StoresScrapper’s Delights * Scrap Wishes * Twilight Scraps * TKO Scraps

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Create with TLC


I hope your Tuesday is going well.  I am enjoying mine. :-D  It's 90 degrees and the sun is shining.  Mean old asthma isn't enjoying it, but I am thankful that it isn't snowing, raining or something along those lines. :-D

I want to show you a bunch of fun creations I made using either wordart or images from Paulette over at Create with TLC.  I use so much of Paulette's awesome creations in my work that I sometimes forget to share them.  I know shame on me.  *gigl*

Okay, this first creation is my Twisted Triangle card (if you would like the toot, email me at  I used Paulette's "You're Grape" set.

This creation was made using Paulette's awesome doilies that she was giving away as freebies on her blog.  I cut the doily up and layered it (I have a toot for this as well if you are interested, email me).  The little picture in the corner of my creation shows you the layers.  I made 4 layers; however, I could have gotten 6 or 7 layers out of it.

These creations were made using Paulette's awesome Subway Art Blocks.  They are so versatile and fun to use.  I colored my blocks in, but you could have just highlighted one section or left them all blank.  The quilt in the second creation is from Arielle over at Wax Fruit Company.  If you haven't visited her, you should.  She has some awesome creations!

These cards use Paulette's sentiments.  It amazes me how she always has something to fit what I need.  She is like the Wordart Whisperer. lol  The gnome image is from Mel Jen's Designs  and the yummy to my tummy cherry pie is from Wax Fruit Company.  I believe the balloon came as a freebie from someplace.  My apologies to the artist.  I have used it quite a bit lately (will tell you about that at a later time).  I truly love that card and the sentiment (as usual) is perfect.  Wouldn't like to get a card that is just for lifting your spirits?  I would. :-D

As you can see, I've been busy. lol  I really did these over a span of time, but am just getting around to posting them.  I do use Paulette's images/wordart a lot, because it is perfect for whatever I am making.  So hop over to Create with TLC and pick up somethings (leave some love if you are snagging freebies).

Whew!!  Okay, I am off to rest my hands.  Too much typing. lol

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nettie G's Progressive Challenge: DeDee & CeCee Dolls


I hope you're having an awesome day!  I want to share with you the new challenge over at NettieG's Digital Images.  She has created some more paper dolls for us to play with and we will use them in our
Progressive Challenge beginning today. 

The challenge will take place for the, so plenty of time to join in the fun.  We have done this in the past
and we all had so much fun.  You must use NettieG's featured image.  We will give you the first one free.

Visit NettieG's Store and pick which of the 2 images you want.  Complete the email me form and we will email it to you.

Post your project and we'll send you the next image FREE!  Easy peasy, huh?!!

Here's what I came up using the paper dolls.  I would love to see what you can create.

and here's the sentiment I created for it

I hope that you can use it!!

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!

Friday, June 3, 2011

ADFD New Release - Plump Fairies and Rapunzel


Happy Friday!!  I have a quick post for you today showing off the new release images from ADFD.  I am please as punch to show off some oober cute plump fairies and another storytell set using the girl with the long long hair...Rapunzel.

Aren't these full-figured fairies adorable!  I love them and had a blast creating with them, as I am sure you will too.  If you are part of the ADFD club, these are included in the club.  How cool is that??!!  You can find out more information about joining the club at the store.  This set also came with adorable bears as well.

The other new release set that is available to you this week is a continuation of Tammy's fairytale sets and this week we are sharing Rapunzel and her long locks with you.

This set is full of awesome images based on this fairytale.  I have only showcased a few of the images here, but there are several others.  Head over to the store and check it out.

Also, Tammy is also having a “Happy It’s Summer Sale” starting June 3rd-10th. 30% off everything in the public shop! She will have the coupon code up at the store good for the week! She doesn’t discount the public store often so it’s a pretty big sale for A Day For Daisies

Now get to creating...
Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, only opportunties for creativity!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention