February 1, 2013

Thank you Card

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Fridays, usually because I get to have Michael home but he has been home with me all week fighting a cold... he only lost one night's sleep and we have been happy go lucky since. 
My friend Coralee has landed on the Island today for a home visit and guess where she is staying!!!!!!!!!  Yep!!! right here and I am so excited. (Can't you tell!!!!)

Today I am sharing a card I made to thank a very special lady, she was Michael's Teacher Assistant last year but since the car accident she has been driving Michael back and forth to school. I want her to know that she is very much appreciated.

I hand drew the flower and stamped it with a wooden cloud pattern and inked it around the edges with Tim Holtz Black Distress ink, I crumpled it and also lightly inked over the top then added a flower in the middle. 

I would have said more about how I made the card but my friend just called and is on her way right now!!!!!!!!! eeeek!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

I have a DT project scheduled for tomorrow , hope it works!!!


January 31, 2013

Valentines "Lots of Love"


I thought I would do a Valentines card that is different from the traditional colors.  I got to use some of my new products from Michael's!

This card is for my mom because she rocks my world and I adore our relationship, she is the most beautiful woman in the world.

I used a wooden stamp from Michael's for cupid , I stamped , embossed, and cut him out to place him on two circles I cut using my EK Succes circle cutter. The lots of Love sentiment and heart is a cricut cut from " Birthday Bash"cartridge.

See!!! another altered clear button!!! I have been making tons of these, to know how refer to my previous post. The best part about making these is you can use what ever paper you want that will match your project! 

The flower lace boarder is from Tim Holtz Trimmings.
Have a super day!!!!

January 30, 2013

Happy early Valentines to me!

Hello,Happy Wednesday!
I am so happy you dropped by because I am really excited about my project today. I always say I am going to make an album for my own personal use but seem to never find the time. Well over the weekend I decided to make one for the people in my life that capture a piece of my heart...Happy Valentines Day  to me! (I hope I can complete it by then, lol)

For the album I used Michael's Chip Board Journal for only $1.50, can't beat that! The sentiment is a mixed word owl stamp set from Getting Cricky with Kristal Andrews. The heart is a stamp  I embossed with my new Stampendous Pearlustre Carnelian embossing powder. The owl was from Recollections cling stamps.

The letters that make the word Love are from my new Tim Holtz Ideaology Grunge blocks! Would you like to know how I made the scrolls??  I stamped a calender on a piece of white cardstock 3"by 3" with gold embossing powder then stamped and embossed the red arrow. I cut the calender into 1"by 3" sections and rolled it! I covered it in a gloss to harden it.  I love my heart doily!!!!

I added googly eyes to my owl and embossed mushrooms near the bottom. The base of the card was painted with snow (Titanium) white acrylic paint mixed with a Pearlizing Medium which gives it a shimmer and a shine.  I know you can't see it in the photos, I wish you could, it is gorgeous!

Over the weekend I had a blast at Michael's Store, here are some pictures of my new haul!!!! 
The prices would blow your mind!!!!

The flowers , lace ribbons and boarders from Recollection were only a $1.00 ea.!!! Reg. $ 7.99ea.

 The recollection flowers in the bottle below were Reg. $11.99ea. and I got them for a whopping $1.49ea!!!!! Embossing powders were $2.99 Just crazy!

 This  has to be my favorite buy " Grunge board blocks!"...I have been wanting these so long but just wouldn't pay $17.99.  I got  them for $6.99!!!  I got two of them for less than the regular price.
I got so many deals but just couldn't share them all but wanted to give you an idea so you will all run to Michael's this week!!! LOL

May the bird of paradise fly up the crack of your nose and may an elephant caress you with his toes... hehe!

January 29, 2013

Valentine Freebie xox boy

Welcome back to my weekly freebie!

 Remember I would love if you emailed me so I can see what you create with my digital!

Sorry this digital has been removed, you can buy this digital in my online store (Creative Bug Digital's) for just $1.00!!
Click here to visit my store


I have 2 projects that will be posted the next 2 days that I am super excited to show you!!

Have a terrific day!

January 28, 2013

Winner!!!!!/ Thank you Card/ More on Exciting News

Happy Monday!!! 
I am so excited you dropped by rather it is your first time or if you are one of my awesome loyal followers.
I hope you all had a terrific weekend, I got to watch family movies this weekend and relax, relaxing of course involves crafting !

First I would like to announce the winner of $25.00 gift card, I know you are waiting!

 How I picked the winner:I entered the number of comments , the total of comments were 21 but the number of single comments were 16 so I choose one of 16.

Sandie Edwards from Delightfully Crazy!!!

 Sandie, email me to collect your prize and congrats!!!


Do you recall the post where I said I have really exciting news!!! I know some of you just can't wait any longer to hear about it (wink,wink) so here it is:

(You know you have to hear the story !!! Just gotta!) 

 It all started with a friendly email from a blogger friend who supported my blog for months as I did hers. Without further adieu meet
 Lisa Decosse over at 

Lisa is one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life in so many ways, I love love love that Lisa can reach out to so many people considering the challenges she has faced and is still facing today. Lisa and I have become such good friends that the men in our lives seriously needs to get to the closest Home Hardware and buy a crow bar to pry us off the phone.
 We started out writing books through email, yes books, a letter just doesn't cut it,  and we continued to build a friendship that has certainly added tremendous joy to our lives.

Through getting to know each other we decide to Collaborate!!!!!!!!!! 

Lisa is a girl of many talents from card making, making digital designs to having a way with words like no other I have ever me.
We are  taking our talents and combining them to give you a new world to enter that will be a place that will bring our crafty selves together. 

Do you remember my New Year's Resolution?
 I am happy to say I have started my blog make over course!!  Lisa and I have been working hard on the Design and layout  to bring something new to the table. Where we are in the beginning process of breaking every little detail down so we cannot elaborate on the specifics yet. What I will say is we are doing something I haven't seen done in any other blog!  eeek!

To thank Lisa for everything!...I created a  card for her:

I embossed the background with my dots embossing folder and inked it with brown corduroy distress ink from Tim Holtz. I used Spellbinders for the center and bottom edge... "Shapabilities - Ironwork Accents" for center and  "Edgeabilities-Mix and Match Classics" for the bottom edge.  The hearts you see is also an insert for the Edgeabilities.

The brown buttons were created by using paper candy!! I used EB7 (Spectrum Noir Pen ) to color the button then added stickles in the center.

Here I used "WORD ART" in   Microsoft Office word , typed "you are an extraordinary friend" and extended the box to make it curved! Give it a try, it was so easy and you get to create your very own personalized sentiment!

I have been making lots of these buttons lately and I love them!!! To make it: use the right size circle punch (or close) to the size of the button from a piece of pattern paper that will suit your project. Add clear glue to the pattern side and adhere to the see through button!

Have a fantastic day!!!!!!

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