Saturday, April 19, 2014

FBD Floral beauty

Isn't Cierra beautiful?  I love her hair and her sweet necklace the most.
I colored her using colored pencils, she was cut out using the print and cut feature with my Cameo.  I'm so spoiled, I rarely fussy cut anything these days.
Since she's so beautiful she needed an equally gorgeous embellishment.  I picked one of my gorgeous beaded stick pins from Pinque Peacock and I love the paper roses from Adele Garcia 
Pretty right?  I'm still not great with coloring hair but I'm working on it.
Love the garden of roses.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring is here

I've melted the pony beads and now the Perler beads, what better way to use those crazy beads that seem to multiply in craft supplies.
I used  my toaster oven, 400 degrees for about 20 or 25 minutes.
Not all consistent but I kept them all, still cool
Spring Medley
So for Earth day, I'm sharing this beautiful spring card!
This is the From the Heart progressive challenge.
I used some of my new enamel dots on the corners
I used my colored pencils to color the images.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter card collage

I tried my hand at a bit of collage, I used my Cameo to add the patterns to the egg and planned to color the flower myself with my copic markers.  Well, I left it lay on my desk a little too long and my 4 year old decided she was going to color it in herself.
After I fussed at her for using things on my desk with out asking I realized she didn't do such a bad job after all for her age.  So I chose to use it and make this the Easter card for my parents.  I went ahead with my original plan of doing a collage type design.
I added the darker pink the the edges of the petals and added the glitter glue.  She colored so hard with the pencils it was impossible to add much shading.
The egg and flowers at the bottom are stickers I found in the Dollar Tree, I was shocked to find such nice stickers there.
I tied a bow with lace and added a heart gem.
I hope you like our creation, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washi challenge

I'm trying my hand at a new style for me.  I love that shaby chic collage look, I'm not great at it but I like how this card turned out.  I joined a group on face book and the challenge was to use washi tape.  Since I have a ton and rarely use it, I jumped in.   I like the bright pops against the muted colors.
what do you think?  How did I do?

I'm going to add this to the Craftin Desert Diva's challenge as well

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meljen's challenge

Love this guy, I used my pencil to color him.  This is my first card using sequins! HA! I'm so gullible, lol, can't resist the new trends no matter how hard I try.

I'm going to add this to the Craftin Desert Diva's challenge as well

Monday, April 14, 2014

FBD Sweet kitty


Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs April Blog Hop and New Digi Release!
Your first hop stop is at  Freshly Brewed Challenges.
If you have already visited and are arriving
here from EDWINA's blog, then you are right on track!

We are so happy to have you visiting with us today.

We have been waiting for this hop, and season change, for some time now!
Birds are singing, kids are riding bikes around the neighborhood, pollen has covered everything, 
bees are busy buzzing around newly bloomed flowers  ... SPRING IS HERE! 

I made a shaped card using the ADORABLE  Daisy kitten, who can be found here: Daffodil and Daisy
I used my Cameo to print and cut her out using the offset feature.  I then used my Copic markers to color her, I tried to give her a fur look and some dark patches, not sure I got the look I was going for.  I need more gray markers.

Check this out!
You can purchase these digis as a set for a special
This deal, and the hop,  ends on April 16th at 11:59 PM
Stop by the shop and get yours today! 


Thank you so much for hopping with us today.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit here.
It is time for you to hop on over to my fellow DT member and friend
DESIRE's blog to see what she has prepared for you. 

Have a lovely day.

Easter Challenge at Eureka

digi28805 Luke 24 5-6
digi28805 Luke 24 5-6

digi3704 Wooden Cross
digi3704 Wooden Cross

I used colored pencils to color the image then used some butterfly stickers I had on hand, 3 Girl Jam ribbon and an Anna Griffin card base and mat.  
I cut slits above the cross to insert the ribbons
Inside I just added a little color.

This is perfect for the spring challenge at 3 Girl Jam

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Happy Easter

Hey there, with Easter coming, I was thrilled when Cheryl sent this file out.  Such a beautiful and simple card, it went together really fast.

 I was going to originally use the center to add a photo of my daughter sitting on the Easter bunny's lap, but then remembered my cute Unity bunny and decided to ink him up.
I used my CTMH papers, they always cut beautifully with the scroll designs.  I added some ink to the bunny, how cute is he?  Love him!
The ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April blog hop for Pinque Peacock

~~~~ Click HERE for the 300 Blog Follower Giveaway ~~~~
Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
April Blog Hop
"Spring Time"
Day #2
Pinque Peacock blog hop

We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop along
and are eager to get to your crafty goodies
and start creating!
The Talented Pinquettes' always bring their "A-game" for the Monthly Blog Hops!
Our APRIL Release will focus on the themes:
~~**Spring, Mother's Day & Sympathy**~~

Each of the Pinquettes were sent one of these Cute Sets to play with for the Hop!

It includes a sweet Mother Verse and an Angel Stick Pin as well as a small Elegant Floral and a large Fabric Covered Button in coordinating colors.

They will be listed as Color Sets, but if you would like to order a mix up, THAT IS OKAY TOO!

These would make a great gift for the Mothers in your life this coming Mother's Day!
They could cherish the sweet verse and pin, use the pin in the corsages they wear during the day, or even attach the pin to the visor in their car!

These will be available as a set at Pinque Peacock.


Are you Ready to See these products IN ACTION?
After hopping, be sure to visit the Pinque Peacock Shop on FB to
order these items (and many others) to use on your very own projects!

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of our Pinque Peacock FEBRUARY Product Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win


Here is How*:

1 – Hop to ALL of the stops over the course of the 3 Day Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog (Lineup for all 3 Days is below)

2 – Follow the Pinque Peacock Blog and Facebook Page/Shop

3 – Follow EACH of the Pinquettes’ Personal Blogs who are participating as Hop Stops this weekend.

4 - COMMENT at the Facebook Page telling us what you liked most about the 3 Day Hop

*You MUST do ALL of the steps above
to be included in the random drawing for the prize.
We would hate for you to lose out on winning just because you didn't follow these easy rules :(

The Hop will remain open until Wednesday, APRIL 16th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, APRIL 23rd.
This is a file from the SIL store, I laid it all out on one sheet then cut the file out from 4 different papers, then mixed them all up to create the cards.
I really love the poem, it makes for a really pretty card.  I kept the pin loose so she will be able to remove it and wear it on her clothes.
Isn't this button pretty?  I really love that fabric.
The pastel pearl pins are so elegant, love them.

Thanks for looking, be sure to head over to Hillary

Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path on any of the three days, you can use this Lineup to get back on the Right Track . . .

DAY 1 (4/11/14):
Pinque Peacock ~
Laura ~
Robin ~


DAY 2 (4/12/14):

DAY 3 (4/13/14):
Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Love
Crafty Hugs
~ Jessica, The Quirky Queen
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Friday, April 11, 2014

digi stamps 4 joy challenge

I'm a month behind but I'm determined to get caught up! 

 I think this turned out really cool.  I splurged and bought myself an Anna Griffin card kit.  It came with that gorgeous rose.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam.
 I used one of the Christmas DCWV paper stacks for the card base, using the paper as my inside sentiment.
The digi was sprayed with some cool red mist
I'm also adding to the link up below.  I'm trying really hard to getting on track with these 2 link ups.  I will have my Christmas cards done way ahead of time and maybe will get them addressed and sent this year!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Need a hug?

I used a lot on this card today and am thrilled with the bright colors and think it turned out really cute.

The back ground is a die cut from MFT, I love the hounds tooth pattern.
The papers are from CTMH and the fabric flowers are from Pinque Peacock.
The bear was colored using my SIL program, I have a lot of fun using my digital stamps in that program.  It takes a lot longer but so worth it for the effect it gives.  
You can buy Need a hug here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs

mark you calendar so you don't miss the new images 


Welcome to Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Cafe!
We are brewing up lots of new, fun, fresh things for you all year long. 
Pour yourself a fresh cup of creativity and prepare for lots of fun ahead!

OK, so we haven't seen much if any spring weather as of yet.
I have to  believe that April is the start of warmer weather, 
open windows, singing birds, and lots of elevated allergies (sorry, but it is true). 
I am ready - how about you?

While you wait for spring to start peeking out, 
why not play along in our April Choose your Challenge!
Here we go:

Lets check out the inspiration pieces for this month: 

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Happy Easter Eggs Digital Stamp

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Spa Girl Rubber Stamp

Akilah the Mermaid Digital Stamp

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  1. The winner of this challenge (chosen by will be given 3 digis of choice
  2. The FBDDT will choose one lucky participant to be a guest designer for the following month.              As a guest designer, you will be given your choice of 3 digis AND be featured on our blog. 

  1. You can choose to create using this sketch and/or use this photo as your inspiration piece.
  2. We will need to be able to clearly see one of these two pieces in your card / project. If we can't see the sketch or that your card follows the photo, it will not count. Sorry :(
  3. You may enter this challenge up to 5 times.
  4. If you don't have an FBD image, don't worry. You can still play along. If you do, we would LOVE to see you create with it! and bonus! If you do,  you can enter our Blog Candy challenge too! 
  5. Please no back linking, make sure your project is a NEW project created for this challenge
  6. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! We love to create for the LOVE of creating. We want you to enjoy what you make and look forward to seeing them. 

    Please add the link to this challenge in your post and
    add the direct link to your NEW card in the inlinkz below.
    Challenge ends April 30 11:55 PM EST