Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year, Friends!  We are bundled up in our pajamas in the living room, watching Despicable Me, eating popcorn, and drinking Shirley Temples!  The Gajewski Family really knows how to ring in the New!  We are actually having a fun evening and I hope that you are having a fun New Year's Eve too!
Here is my card for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch.  You can find the original sketch here.  I turned the sketch to better fit my image.  As I said in my last post, I colored up a few of these sweet a' la modes girls from the My Favorite Things You Sparkle set, so here is another one for you.  She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG01, BG05,E000, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E50, E53, R46, R59, YG03, YG17, YR20, YR21,  and the Colorless Blender) and then I pierced around the main panel.   I also added Star Dust Stickles to the Christmas lights for some sparkle.  All of the papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I added a Papertrey Ink button and some of their Saddle Stitch ribbon.  The button is tied off with some Baker's Twine finish up this creation.
Thanks so much for visiting with me tonight.  May you all have many blessings in the New Year ahead.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Saturday, December 29, 2012

You Sparkle!

Hello Friends and Happy snowy Saturday night!  We came home from late afternoon services at our church, had dinner together, and now it is jammie time watching the snow fall.  I just L*O*V*E winter in New England!  Our area is expecting about six inches.  Tomorrow we can go sledding and build a snowman in the front yard...I can't wait!  I'll be thrilled when the ice is ready for skating.
I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Our home was filled with family on Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day.  Everything went beautifully and it even snowed on Christmas morning for a White Christmas!  After everything was cleaned up, I took a moment to stamp four of these sweet images from the a' la modes collection from My Favorite Things.  I have spent my evenings since Christmas night just coloring and relaxing.  It felt soooo good to just sit and color!  My New Year's resolution is to start making more time for coloring again.  I have missed it so!  Even if I don't get the chance to create a card, I can at least color up some of my beautiful images from my stamp collection. 
I used the image and sentiment from the MFT You Sparkle set.  I looked at some of the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketches that I have missed and decided that this image would work well with MFTWSC100.  My image is colored up with Copic Markers (B91, B95, C3, C5, E000, E41, E35, E37, E50, E53, R46, R59, YR20, and the Colorless Blender.)  All of the patterned papers are from Echo Park.  The snowflake was made with My Favorite Things Die-namics and I accented it with a Papertrey Ink button and some twine from the Paper Source.  The string of lights has a coat of Star Dust Stickles on the top which takes care of Lisa Somerville's Blogger's Challenge this week (Sparkle and Shine) too.  It has been forever and a day since I have had the chance to play along in that challenge!!  You can find Lisa's challenge right here
I have three more images already colored up and I just need to pick out a few more sketches to make some more cards.  Hopefully, I'll be able to post again before I head back to school.  Have a wonderful evening and if it is snowing in your neck of the woods, stay safe and Enjoy!!  Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Best Wishes

Hello Friends!  It has been almost a month since my last post...ugh!  I truly miss sharing my creations and visiting your blogs to see what you have created.  I am hoping for life to slow down a bit in the new year that is ahead.  I have made time to craft (it truly relaxes me), but I have not had as much computer time as I would like.  Please bear with me.
My card for today is for Jen Del Muro's last Sketch For You To Try.  I will miss Jen's sketches.  She is SO talented and always inspires me.  I have loved using her sketches.  In fact, I have played along each month for the last two years!  In order to be eligible for her grand prize, I need to provide the links to all of this past year's cards.  Here are all of the cards for this past year that I have created with Jen's fantastic sketches.  (Just click on the month to see them.)  My January card, February card, my March card, my April card, my May card, my June card, my July card, my August card, my September card, my October card, my November card, and my card today is for her December sketch (which you can find HERE.)  THANK YOU, JEN!!! 

Today's card uses a sentiment from a Taylored Expressions set and the main image is from Karen Lockhart.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye and Crate Papers.  I also used the Seeing Spots embossing folder, the Fishtail Flag Die-namics from My Favorite Things, and the small scalloped oval is made with a Punch Bunch punch that I just had to have because Jen used this same punch many moons ago on her "Genie Bags" on Splitcoast!  I also added a button and some brads to finish this creation off.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today!  I truly hope to post again before the New Year.  I wish you all of the joys and blessings that Christmas brings.  Merry Christmas, Friends.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D