Thinking of you card and GDT entry!

Hello all,
I am so excited about this card. It came out just the way I envisioned it. I am pleased with myself that I can keep crafting while I am teaching. I really don't know what has changed, but I love that I can create while I teach full time! Anyway, on to my card for today!

I know my photo skills are in need of improvement, but you cannot see the glitter embossing very well. It is beautiful in real life. 

I entered this card in a few challenges

I am also excited to apply for a guest designer position. I would love a chance to shine, and see how I create under pressure. Wish me luck! More to come!


Large Oxide and Rose

Welcome back!
I LOVE my new, and improved crafting space. So, I wanted to join more challenges tonight! Take a look at my card:

I have not used this "oldie but goodie" stamp & die set I purchased many, many years ago. With the new oxide inks begging to be used, I thought they may make a wonderful pair! I also used my new glitter paper and a new happy birthday stamp. What fun!

I entered this card in a few challenges

I am SO looking forward to seeing the new 12 oxide colors being released from Tim Holtz this weekend at the convention. More FUN!


New Twofer Card Challenge

Hello again,
I am so tickled that a challenge blog arrived after my own heart! Click here to go check it out.

Twofer Challenge

My site (originally) was about two cards from the same stamp. My first few years I was very consistent and stayed true. This challenge uses the same idea. How could I not play? So excited...

Feathers? I don't have any feathers, but I do have a cute bird! Take a look:

Aren't they sweet? I am not sure if he is sweating or crying over the candle, or another birdday! LOL Either way, he is adorable. I am still learning to color. I would really like to take a class on HIGHLIGHTING and light sources. I just can't get them right. More practice, right?

Card Details:
Stamps and Sentiments: Digital stamps - FROM THE HEART - Birthday Candle
Paper: From my stash, twine
Color - Copics

More to come! Please leave a comment, it makes my day! I would love followers too!

Hugs by Honey Bee - so perfect!

When I saw this new die set by Honey Bee - I had to have it! HUGS. I love the versatility of the three layers, the big size of it, and the word itself can be used in birthdays, support, hello to a friend, all sorts of things! LOVE IT!
Take a look:

The background is the Stampin' Up! En Francis background stamp and embossed it, and I used distress ink as watercolor. I hung on to the background for well over a year, not quite sure what do to with it. THEN my new die came in the mail, and POOF! mind blown. Clean and beautiful.

I entered it into a few Challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- Out with the old, In with the new
My Time to Craft- Something new


No blue Challenge

Welcome back!
      I wanted to see if I could meet the challenge! I cannot use the color blue! I believe I did it!
Take a look:

I recently purchased a BIG SHOT. My cuttlebug just died. The cutting pads were so warped, and thin, they were not cutting well at all. I was trying to put off the large purchase as long as I could. My husband watched me try to cut a detailed die and struggle with all the small pieces.

He said, "Go order a squisher, you have hundreds of dollars of dies, and no way to use them! Go buy a new squisher!" I bit the bullet and bought one!

When it arrived, I had fun pulling out EVERY embossing die, folder and item I had!  I pulled out some embossing folders that I hadn't used in a while, and the card made itself.

I entered this card into the following challenges: