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I am a SAHM mother of three...only one left home though. Paper crafting is my passion...I love creating things and saving memories. I also enjoy reading, baking, spending time with my friends and family, and walking my two furry children. My goal on my blog is to share something a little crafty, something yummy, and something fun every week. Thank you for visiting & comments are appreciated :)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Pic 3 for the Week of 12/30/12

Feeling a little nostalgic...last Pick 3 of 2012.  

Snowball Martini - Well, this just looks pretty and has to be delicious.  Will have to find some cotton candy and give it a try.

Pocket Page - This is a lovely pocket page incorporated into her sketch.  I personally love pocket pages for all kinds of layouts...and I love how she decorated this one.

Recreate Family Photos - This is just fun and would make a great gift.  I have two sets of pics of John & Jarek what I recreated without even thinking.  I am going to do something with them and use as a gift for John.  Will share when done :)

So, today is New Year's Eve.  However you celebrate, have fun and bee safe!

See you in 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Wishes

No Pick 3 today....it's Christmas Eve and I still have soooo much to do.  So, instead I am sharing my "holiday letter" with you....although it is more pictures than letter.  I used to to try to write one of those witty letters that some of my friends do....and do well...but mine just never measured up, so....

They say a picture is "worth a thousand words"; I just did 10,000+ then :)  Anyhow, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Winter Fairy Halla

This is another winter fairy by Mo's Digital Pencil Shop.  So fun to color and embellish!

Here are the details:

Image:  Winter Fairy Halla; after coloring the image with my Prisma pencils I embellished with White Polar Flower Soft on pom-poms and leg wraps, Patina and Eucalyptus Stickles on the wings and headband, Diamond and Baby Blue Stickles on the swirls.

Papers:  all from my scrap basket; glittery!

Embellishments:  snowflake jewels, large rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Fairy Talva

I bought this image, Winter Fairy Talva, from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop a little bit ago and I have so been wanting to color her (and the other one...will share it later).  I finally got the time to do it...and here she is, all done.  She is very glittery, shiny, fluffy...hard to see in the picture, but she really did turn out just as I hoped.

Here's the details:

Image:  Winter Fairy Talva; after coloring the image with Prisma pencils I embellished her with Rock Candy Stickles on the snowball and her wings, Turquoise and Diamond Stickles, and Polar White Flower Soft on her pom-poms, leg wraps and headband.

Papers:  all from my scrap basket....glittery and shiny ;)

Embellishments:  rhinestone flourish, Jolee's snowball sticker, and Turquoise Stickles around the image

I am entering her into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge #191 - Layers
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #196 - Photo Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by to look!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ATC: WArm Winter Wishes

This is the ATC I made for our last swap on Paper Crafting Divas.  The theme was Warm, Winter Wishes.

I started with a base made from metallic card stock I had.  I then found a great picture of a little girl all bundled up.  To give the picture some texture I printed it in sepia tones on a very textured card stock.  I then added details to the holly with red Stickles and green Smooch.  I layered the image onto the card stock at a fun angle, and covered the edges with clear beads.  I then added a felt snowflake with a glittery brad.  To finish it off I inked around the edges with silver.

Monday, December 17, 2012

On the wings of an angel...

I did not immediately blog about the events that occurred in Sandy Hook, CT because they raised so many emotions that no words seemed appropriate to even express what I was thinking  or feeling.  I can not even begin to imagine what the people of Sandy Hook...parents, children, teachers, school administrators, police...are going through.  All I can do is pray for peace and comfort for them.  

Across Facebook and the net, the information for sending cards has been shared.  As a result, a very talented artist who has a group on Facebook created this image to use in creating your cards.  You can get that image HERE.

You can send your cards here:
     Sandy Hook Elementary School
     12 Dickenson Drive
     Sandy Hook, CT 06482, USA

This quote touched me...

"If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them." ~The Crow, written by James O'Barr, David J. Schow, and John Shirley, 1994

And stolen those lives were, so instead of remembering and publicizing the person who stole them (I refuse to even use his name), lets remember the ones he took away....

Pick 3 for the Week of 12/17/12

Many things going through my mind...holiday craziness, wondering why some things happen & could they have been prevented, how to not worry while my son is at school, so many things to do...where do I start...so, I am taking a break from my mental overload and sharing my Pick 3 for this week....

1)  Stamp Storage - what a cute idea!  I actually have one of these old Rolodex....might have to give it a try and I could leave it out where I can easily flip through.  Hey, might make me use my stamps a little more :)

2)  Altered DVD Cases - I thought these were so cute and would make great little gifts for teachers, girlfriends, etc.

3)  White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels - YUM!  I made these as little neighbor gifts and all I can say is...YUM!  Salty, sweet, crunchy, creamy...delicious and easy.

As we draw closer to Christmas, winter break, and the new year and all the craziness this time of year brings....try to take a minute and craft!  It will make you feel better :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pick 3 for the Week of 12/10/12

Well, I spent the entire day Friday on the couch and in between sleeping, feeling utterly miserable, and sneezing my head off I pinned quite a few card ideas that I really want to try in the new year.  These were my 3 favorites....

1)  A Child is Born card...you have to go to the blog to truly appreciate this card.  I love this fold, but she really made a showpiece with this one.

2)  Whooo;s Read for Christmas? card...so cute!  I am already figuring how to change it into a penguin ;)

3)  Polaroid Pop-up Card...Wow!  Love this card and she has a tutorial!

With the holidays so near, I am sure every one is crafting in some way...what are you working on?  baking?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Kitty in a Stocking

This is the card I made for my Secret Santa recipient.  She is a cat person...I knew exactly where to find a cute digi...Sliekje Digi Stamps has adorable FREE animal digis.  She actually had so many I didn't know which one to choose.  I decided on this one because of the little mouse peeking out.  

Here are the details:

Image:  Sliekje Digi Stamps; colored with pencils and accented with Polar White Flower Soft and gold metallic pen

Papers:  from by scrap bin

Embellishments:  gray pearls, Prima paper flowers, ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snowball Sale Lola

This is the card I made for the Simply Betty Santa Swap

Here's the details...
Image:  Snowball Sale Lola by Simply Betty Stamps; I  colored with pencils and added clear micro beads tot he "snow"
Papers:  from my scrap bin
Embellishments:  ribbons and fibers from my scrap basket, iridescent jewels, and "snowball" stickers by Jolee's.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pick 3 for the week of 12/3/12

What a weekend!  Jarek had a couple of friends over Friday night...I think I fed them constantly!  Growing boys :)  Then Saturday, after the boys left, we met the family at a restaurant for a dual birthday lunch...Marvin, my nephew, will be 16 on the 6th and Jarek will be 15.  Sunday was yard work, trips to recycling and goodwill, and more organizing.  This has got to be the longest it has ever taken me to get things unpacked and organized.  Downsizing is a pain!

So, here are my picks for this week...

1)  Scrappy Christmas Tree - this is a great project for you or your kids....use up all your pretty paper scraps or give them construction paper.  I personally would add a topper...big fluffy bow, maybe...and then dust the entire tree with diamond dust.  Pretty!

2)  Ribbon Wreath - another great scrappy project!

3)  Christmas Cookie Cocktails - YUM!  need I say more?

OK, I am on the last 2 boxes of craft room stuff....my craft room will officially be done today...Yeah!  I will share pics later.  Enjoy your day!