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Friday, July 29, 2011

ADFD-Christmas in July


Happy Friday!  I laugh as I sit here posting about Christmas in 90 degree weather. lol  Anyways, over at ADFD we are celebrating the most wonderful time of the year with Tammy's adorable images.  I chose to use various little stocking stuffer images.  They are too cute and were the perfect addition to my fireplace scene from AR. 

Be sure to check out the BLOG to see all of the dts ADFD Christmas projects!  Here are just a few of our Christmas images. You can view the full line in the “HOLIDAY” section of the shop! 

I used Tim Holtz brick embossing folder to add some brick like texture to my fireplace scene.  I will most definitely play with this card template again.  It was a lot of fun and the possibilities are endless.  Tammy cuties were perfect to hang from the mantel; however, I probably should not have lit the fire.  I am sure babies in stocking hanging over fire is a prison sentence waiting to happen.  (Don't report me.) :-)

Anyways, thank you so much for checking out my blog and may you have all the magic of the season, but not the cold weather. :-)

Now get to creating...

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Scrap Orchard-Earth International-Frog


Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are having a blessed day.  I am here to share with you another creation using artist's Sue Coccia line of digital stamps sold exclusively at Scrap Orchard.  This week I am introducing her frog image which happens to be the Market pick over at Scrap Orchard.  This beautiful frog, like all of Sue's work, is very detailed and gorgeous.  Upon closer observation, you don't just see the frog, but the other whimsical animals that make up this earthly creature. 

So hop on over to Scrap Orchard and pick up this adorable, versatile digi.  I colored his entire body using Copic YG11 and then went back over certain areas like his fingers with YG23.  Again, I find it better to color a lighter color and then go in with a darker colors to emphasize certain parts of the body.  I used word art from Paulette over at Create with TLC and the swirly background designs can also be found over at Scrap Orchard.

Thanks for looking!!

Now get to creating...

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

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Woohoo!! Happy 1st Anniversary Create with TLC CDAC Group!!


Today is the 1 year anniversary of Create with TLC's Group on CDAC.  Paulette, the owner and creative genius behind Create with TLC, was gracious enough a year ago today to let me start the CDAC group.  She has put up with me asking her for images for the challenges and for milestone celebrations and I do appreciate it.  Well, this weekend we have been celebrating with flashbacks, freebies, and lots of fun!  We have also been running a challenge over on Paulette's blog.  She offered up two images and the participants had to choose one or both to make a creation.  However, the only twist is that you had to create your own sentiment to go along with the image.  There will be 4 winners and you can get all the deets here.  Here are the prizes for the winners...

1st Place - $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Store
2nd Prize - $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Store
3rd Place - $8.00 Gift Certificate to the Store...
Sentiment winner..............$15.00 Gift Certificate to the Store

Here are my creations using the images (I will not be entering them in the challenge, but wanted to share them with you).

There will be plenty of partying taking place today so stop by the Create with TLC blog and the CDAC Group.  If you are not a follower of either, then what are you waiting for?  You are truly missing out.  Also, Paulette offer these awesome affordable clubs that are packed with all kinds of goodies delivered right to your mailbox.  Check it out here.

 Now get to creating...

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

Saturday, July 23, 2011

ADFD 300 Member Blog Hop Scavenger Hunt


Okay, say that fast 3 times!  Welcome to my tiny slice of  the blogosphere!  If you have arrived here from the Lovely Lisa's blog then you are hopping down the right trail.  Here's a little inspiration to motivate you to continue on your journey...

I wanted to keep my card fairly simple because I'm entering it in a couple of challenges.  I added the angel wings because of the wording and the Create with TLC wordart is a perfect touch (in my humble opinion). *gigl*

Okay, now head over to Awesome Audrey's blog for the next clue to the Scavener Hunt and thanks for stopping by. :-)

Good luck and have fun!!

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

Friday, July 22, 2011

ADFD - Baby Wishes - New Release-Sweet Ingredient Challenge


T.G.I.F!!  Today I want to share with you the new release from ADFD.  There are two release sets called "The Night" and "The Day."  Therefore, lots of fun images to choose from.  Here's my creation using the "Baby Wishes" image from the Day set.

You can check out this set and many more here at the store.  Also, Our challenge today is a* "Secret Ingredients"challenge. What this means is that if you take a look at all the designer's cards we all used one or both of 2 secret embellishments/techniques for our cards. Pull out your magnify glass and put your detective skills to work to discover what those to elements are and then use one or both of them in your creation.

You can link your finished projects up here at the challenge blog.  Tammy was kind enough, once again to offer a freebie to everyone that participates.  So no excuses for not joining in the fun!

Now get to creating...

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

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Mojo


My mojo hasn't been turned up on high lately.  Luckily, since creating is a form of therapy for me, I seem to have gotten a boost.  I think spending more time with my true love (God) has inspired me to create again.  Therefore, this post is all my creations from yesterday.

The next 4 cards are images from Torico (Birdie Brown).  I love these images because they are just too cute.  The doughnuts make you want to grab a glass of milk and chill, right? lol  Buttermilk glazed doughnuts are my fav.  The sentiments are from Paulette at Create with TLC (except for the second picture...that ones by ME).

This little cutie is from Mo's Digital Pencil Too.  The oober perfect sentiment is also from Create with TLC.

This sneaky little thief is a freebie courtsey of Once upon a sketch.  He just looks up to no good. lol  The sentiment on the outside is form Create with TLC.  The sentiment on the inside is by ME.

Okay, see I have been a very very busy girl!  I hope that you can find some inspiration from these creations.  Stop by some of the sites listed above, you will not be disappointed.  There are so many talented artist out there and I am so excited when I come across them and can share their talents with you. 

Thanks for looking!!!

Now get to creating...

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

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mo's DP2 Challenge - Black/White w/ a touch of color


I am back to post once again today.  I put together this card for Mo's DP2 challenge which required that you use black and white with a touch of color, one of my favorite themes to work with.  I decided to use Mo's Lemonade girl and a perfect and humorous sentiment from Paulette over at Create with TLC.  Check it out...

My Recipe:
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Copic Markers - W00,1,3,5,7
Cardstock - Stamp'in Up
Designer Paper - Stamp'in Up

Thanks for looking!

Now get to creating...

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


A quick post to say WOOHOO!  Wow, I finally made it to the big 100.  Thank you to all my followers.  Keep watching because there are some awesome things on the horizon and you don't want to miss out.  Again, thank you all!!

God Bless,

Friday, July 15, 2011

ADFD - Curious Things - 300 member Parrrrrttty!!


{Woohoo!!  I am 1 person away from the BIG 100!!  Thank you everyone!}

Boy oh boy!  We have been very busy over at ADFD and it continues!  It is ALL for you!!  A big THANKS to everyone who participated in the blog hop, left comments for the DTs and an EXTRA BIG THANKS to everyone who decided to follow me.  I really appreciate it.

Okay, because I have so much to share with you today I am going to get down to business.  This week's release is actually the July kit and it is packed with some awesome goodies including original poetry from Tammy. 

There are several other digis and poetry in this set and you will not be disappointed.  I decided to do some digital paper piecing on my card.  She was fun to create with and you can get "Curious Things" and the rest of this awesome set at the store.

Okay, now the other exciting news is that over at ADFD CDAC site, we have reached 300 members.  Soooo, as promised Tammy has prepared a fun, fantastic party for us.

We have reached out 300 member mark! Thank you! Here are the PARTY PLANS!
Please enjoy the Party Freebies! I will leave them up through Sunday so everyone had the chance to get them. You will have until 7/21 (one week) to create something with them and follow the steps below. Winners will be posted here on 7/22 am PST.
There will a total of 15 prize winners of over 150$ worth of A Day For Daisies gift certificates! Winners will be randomly chosen, and must complete all 5 of the steps below to qualify for the Gift Certificate Prize drawing.
4$ Five winners.
8$ Four winners.
12$ Three winners.
16$ Two winner.
20$ One winner.
1. Pick up the 300 Member Party Freebie and make something! Any paper craft(s) will do! Only one creation is required per person to qualify for the prize drawing, but you must create a project(s) to share for the image(s) you choose. If you take three freebies you must share three projects. It's up to you how many you do!
2. Become a "follower” the ADFD Blog (if you are not already) and post your project(s) with a comment.
3. Visit the ADFD Face Book Page and "Like" us! And post your project(s) with a comment.
4. If you have a blog, please share what you have made with your viewers with a link back to the ADFD shop (and any other ADFD links you like).
5. Come back here (“300 member party) and comment that the above is completed and and share your project(s) with the group!

I hope that you will join us for ALL the fun!!

Now get to creating...

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

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A new Digi Artist

Greetings and Happy Sunday!!

Where did last week go?  Aarghh...back to work tomorrow. :-D

First of all, I am so HAPPY that I am 3 followers away from the BIG 100!!  Thank you everyone!  I am making the rounds to make sure that I am following you as well. 

Secondly, I want to introduce you to a new digi designer I met at the annual Mega Meet event that takes place all over the country (I believe), Sue Coccia.  Her artwork fascinated me when I first saw them.  I loved the details and the intricate story that it told.  She was selling rubberstamps and I asked her and her husband if they would considered doing digital stamps.  They contacted Kami over at Scrap Orchard and *walaah*, she now has digital stamps.  I wanted to keep this treasured secret to myself; however, I love my e-buddies too much so I am sharing them with you now. *gigl* My apologies because these pics do not do these images justice.  You have to really look at the image and see the stories that unfold.  I think the Gemini in me attracted me to these images because it is truly more than what the eye sees.  You actually get multiple digis in one image.


 Swan Dance

Ladybug Luck

Sentiment from Paulette at Create with TLC (of course)

You can get these beautiful images here from Scrap Orchard (and look around while you are there because there are some awesome goodies).  Below are some suggested tips on how to color these intricate images.  Of course these are only suggestions, because of the beautiful details they are sure to ignite your creativity!

Coloring suggestions:

  • I found that I like to color the entire image with a light color (Copics 000 or 0000) just to highlight the image.
  • I then like to choose two or three of the major images within the image to color a little darker to make them stand out.  I always try to choose a color that compliments the lighter colors.
  • I like to add a little Stickles to certain areas to make it pop.
  • These images are perfect for embossing.  Embossing the image makes the larger image stand out. 
  • You could also just do a CAS card by using black and white with maybe a hint of color.
I hope these coloring tips help you and I truly hope that you head over to Scrap Orchard and pick up one (or two) of these images to play with.  Again, you are getting multiple digis in one so it is totally worth it. 

Also, Kami are looking for a few good papercraft designers to work with the wonderful digis that the artist create on Scrap Orchard.  Soooo...if you are interested let me by candy {at} yahoo {dot} com.

P.S.  Once I reach the big 100, I believe I may give away one of these gorgeous images.  So keep looking out. :-D

Now get to creating...

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

Friday, July 8, 2011

ADFD's Sweet Summer Blog Hop-1+2+3


If you landed here via the oober talented Arielle's blog, then you are on the right track.  If not, just click on sherryann's link below and start from the beginning, because you don't want to miss out on the sweets.

Ooohhh-weee we have been having some awesome weather here in Michigan.  I truly hope it last longer. 

Today kicks off our blog hop over at ADFD and it is sweeeeeetttttt!  lol  You have a week to hop (July 8-14), and the DTs have put together some yummy sweets to inspire you.   
The rules are that you MUST leave a comment at each designer's blog. The grand prize for the hop commenting is the July Club release.  This release is my favorite of all of them so far and if you've seen Tammy's work then you know this is truly saying something.  Tammy is providing 2 freebies for the participants to play along with for their 3 projects. The winner of that gets a $12 gift certificate for the shop. So here's the hop order...
Audrey is our guest designer for July and we are thrilled to have her so show her some extra LOVE!!  Here are my three creations using the yummy cupcake set.  These beatiful yummy cupcakes were a lot of fun to play with and I decided to make a card w/envelope, refurbished bottle, and a tent card that I love to put a ziplock bag of goodies inside to give-a-way.  The sentiment for the cards wer courtesy of Paulette at Create with TLC.  :-D

Thanks for hopping along with us and I hope you are inspired.  If you like what you see, then follow me.  I would love to have you as an e-buddy.  Thanks again for joining us for the hop and tell your friends and leave some love for my fellow dters. :-D
Now get to hopping...

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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Got a sweet tooth?

Well, you've come to the right place.  Unfortunately, your a day early.  

I hope you will come back tomorrow and join us for the FUN!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FREEBIE and Challenge


I hope you have recovered from all the festivities of the 4th of July.  Me and my sister were laughing that every part of our bodies ached. lol  It was nice to have all the fam around.  My mother even came out to play and it was nice. 

I'm stopping in now to share with you a new challenge blog.  Over at Scrapper's Delights, the owner Janice is providing a super cute free digi for you to use in the "Summer Fun" challenge.  This is a progressive challenge so it only gets better as the challenge goes on.  Here's a preview of the super cute image you can get.

If you snag the freebie, we would love to see what you do with it by entering it in the challenge here.  This is Janice's first ever challenge so let's overwhelm her with entries.  Here are some creations I have made using some of the other images from this collection.  I will be posting (fingers crossing) my creation using this cute couple.

See over at the challenge...


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

Monday, July 4, 2011

Nettie G's progressive challenge with CeeCee and DeeDee

Greetings and Happy 4th of July!!

I want to share with you the 3rd installment of Nettie G's progressive challenge.  I am spending the day with my family so I this will be short and sweet.  I have been grilling all morning and I'm wiped out. lol

Here is my creation using Cee Cee and Dee Dee in everyday clothes and I imagine they were to bffs out on the town.

The sentiment is from Paulette at Create with TLC.  It is actually a saying that me and my girlfriend use to describe our outings. lol  I love it!!  You can join the challenge by linking up your creation here

Have a safe and fun 4th of July.

Remember:  Those who gave their lives or are still in the fight for our freedom!

Friday, July 1, 2011

ADFD New Releases-Caterpillar Hugs


Happy 1st of July!!  Woohoo, I have a totally packed weekend.  I have a SUPER large family (17 of us) and on Monday we are getting together with all the kiddies for a cookout.  I am in charge of grilling so it should be F.U.N. (frantically unpredictable nonesense).  lol

Today I want to share with you the oober cute adorable new release from Tammy at ADFD.  These images are so darn cute and I chose to work with the caterpillar hug.  I have to tell you that I am an unofficial certified hugger.  I have been told by little children and adults that I have the best hugs ever.  I think the children like my hugs because it is like hugging an oversized stuff animal (I'm all soft and cushy). lol  I imagine that the adults feel the same way.  I'm not some freaky person that goes around forcing hugs on people...actually I am terribly shy.  However, I have discovered over the years that a hug can really make a HUGE difference in a person's life.  I thank God that he's blessed me with this gift.  Just call me the Hug Whisperer. lol  Okay,'s the new release and my creation. 

The sentiment is from Paulette over at Create w/TLC.  She is like a mind reader when it comes to creating the perfect sentiment to go with an image.

Aren't they adorable?  There are a lot more in this set.  Just go over to the store and pick up anyone (or all) of these adorable cuties.  While you are there sign up for the club and get a ton of yummy goodies, plus some exclusive freebies.  Once you are done with all that, then go over to the challenge blog and enter your creation for even more freebies!!

Now get to creating....(and have a safe and fun 4th of July)


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

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention