Thursday, December 27, 2012

On a Winter Day

On a winter day 2012
Hello all my wonderful friends!!! It has been awhile and I hope everyone has had a fantastic Christmas. It is so nice to spend time with all the family but I ready to get thing back to normal, how about you? This will be my last card for 2012, so the next time I post a card it will be 2013, how fast time keeps going. Over at The Outlaws Twisted Thursdays Challenge for this week the challenge is ANYTHING GOES WITH THE TWIST OF RELAXING AFTER CHRISTMAS. I found this beautiful image at Stitchy stamps and it is called On a winter day, I know in the United States a lot of snow has fallen in different states and this might look like where you live. Here in Wisconsin north of where I live they have a lots of snow but I live by Like Michigan and we do not have any snow yet. I really do not want to say that to loud because the if I do we are bound to get a lot.
On a winter day right 2012
I colored the image with chalks, used Pebbles Pearlescent chalking shimmer and sparkle set. Then sprayed the card with Blair very low odor fixative, to seal the chalk. 
On a wintewr day left 2012
Added some Deco Art snow writer, star lite top coat and glamour dust. Sponged the edge with distress ink tea dye.
On a winter day flat 2012
Used Spica pens yellow, olive and black.
On a winter day inside 2012
Punched out a snowflake and went around it with some chalks and sprayed the inside so the chalk will seal and their will be no smudging. You can stamp a message or write a message over the snowflakes.
On a winter day close up
Close up of the image. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful New Year 2013.
Thought the craft roon Door- Anything goes
Simon says - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet- Anything goes
Create a Scene- Winter Scene

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eskimo Emily

Eskimo Emily 2012

Hello everyone sorry I have not been around. I have been working on all kinds of Christmas surprises. I will share them with you as soon as I finish. This year I did several home made gifts. This card I made for my granddaughter Emma she is 7 year old and she will just love Eskimo Emily all done up in pinks. The image called Eskimo Emily  and the Mistletoe Christmas Digital Paper Pack and the magical winter sentiment are all from Digital Delight so today is our Delightful Thursday and all of the girls have done some stunning cards for you to see.  I decided to use one of the grand nestabilities  label 4 to make my card. The other dies used are memory box snowflake ornament, frosty border, winter land tree.   Cherry Lynn designs lace light deco border. I’m also using my card for The Outlaws challenge over at  Twisted Thursday and the twist is week is a child Christmas.

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is donating this stamp in both colored and uncolored to anyone who wishes to make a card for Sandy Hook Elementary. Please only take if you wish to make a card. You can pick it up here

Angel Donita (colored) - Click Image to CloseDigital Delights by Louby Loo is  donating this stamp in both colored and uncolored to anyone who wishes to make a card for Sandy Hook Elementary. Please only take if you wish to make a card. You can pick it up here


Eskimo Emily right 2012

When I cut the card out I was not thinking about how it was going to stand on it’s own so I needed to use an easel. I used all kinds of fluff and I colored it with cherry ink refill and it turned out pretty good. The trees used on the top is ribbon so I used gold and green, I do love those trees. Then I added some more Christmas ribbon I got from the Christmas section of Michaels.

Eskimo Emily left 2012

Eskimo Emily flat 2012

I thought the sentiment would be nice for her, we love our children to believe in magic.

Eskimo Emily inside 2012

This is the inside of the card. I just noticed I did not put a white sheet inside so I will have to do that so I can write a little something to Emma.

Eskimo Emily markers

These are the copic markers used to color the image.

Eskino Emily close up

Delightful challenges for this week is anything goes. Stop on over and see all the wonderful cards. The challenge this week is going to be for TWO WEEKS BECAUSE OF CHRISTMAS.

I do have to tell you one of the gifts she is going to get from Santa this year is a box of all different kinds of papers. Your have no idea how much Emma love to write notes to everybody. So Santa got her all different sizes, shapes, journals, note pads, binders and anything else he could think of………. I know that will put a big smile on her face. I hope now when I go look for a post it I will be able to fine one. Gotta  her!!!!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Baby Snow

Baby snow 2012

WOW!!!! This has been a busy month and I’m sure it has been busy for also. Only 11 days until Christmas and 19 days until 2013 and I do not know where this year has gone.  I do have to tell you I’m looking forward to take a couple week off and not be posting any cards, maybe I can get all my comments caught up, it has been hard to keep up with stopping by all my blogging friends. Now for this week at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday the challenge is anything goes with the twist of adding a snowflake to your card or project. We would love to have you join us so stop on by and check out the awesome cards the design team has created.

Delightful Thursday at Digital Delight there are some wonderful cards the design team has created and if you would like to stop by and check out all the awesome cards. The images I used are called Baby Snow, Mistletoe digital paper pack and Magical Winter Sentiments. 

Baby snow left 2012

Spellbinders romantic rectangles. Pearl pen red and green.  Distress ink festive berries. Stickles glitter glue xmas red and green.

Baby snow right 2012

The trees are buttons. Snowflakes are from EK Success.

Baby snow flat 2012

I would like to ask if you like seeing all the pictures I take of my cards or it really does not matter to you? I do not mind taking the pictures but I know when I go to someone blog and they take several pictures, I do like seeing the different sides, insides, if it will lay flat. If it is 3D or whatever. But if it does not matter then I will not keep doing it. Just would like your thought on this?????

Baby snow inside 2012

Holly punch from punch bunch. Tiny snowman in lower left corner was in my stash.

Baby snow flat 2012

Copic markers use to color my image.

Baby snow markers

Here is the close up of the image.

Baby snow close up

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your week is going good for you. Have a wonderful Thursday.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Special Lady




Hello everyone and welcome to a special blog hop for a very special lady.... Suzanne Dean.


Today the Design Team from Suzanne's site, Color Me Creative, are hopping along to give our friend and "fearless leader" a HUGE HUG and Thanks!!!

If you've ever met Suzanne, you know 1) what a HUGE heart she has and 2) how fun, witty and TALENTED she is!!  Suzanne's site has tons of information and inspiration and WE get to help spread the word about her awesome classes by way of her bi-weekly challenges sponsored by some fabulous crafty companies!  This month Suzanne is having a month full of challenges where you can win some wonderful prizes and have some fun along the way, but we wanted to take time to thank Suzanne for all her hard work and dedication for not only us but for all the members on her site and those who are lucky enough to have attended her classes where she shares her talent and coloring tips with us all. 

Suzanne is not only a pleasure to work for, but a wonderful friend. I have had a chance to spend some time with Suzanne the last couple years. If you are one of her followers of her blog she has some interesting stories from her travels and all these crazy things do happen to her. Suzanne is a big love for zebras!! That's right... today some of the girls are sharing their "zeebie" (as she calls them) designs dedicated to a wonderful lady who we simply say, "Thanks", I was unable to come up with any “zeebie” so I did this cute image from Sylvia Zet called Winter Wonder.  We hope you enjoy the hop and remember, the Holiday Bash at CMC is under way and you don't want to miss our on all the fun excitement and awesome prizes so be sure to stop in and enjoy the holiday spirit with us all.  You can find all the information you need HERE.

Winter friends 2012

I made this special card for Suzanne this year and the name of the card is Magic Card. I took all kinds of pictures so you can see how it is made, it is not a hard  card to make, it just looks like it is. My base paper is white sparkle paper and all the other paper is from Die cuts with a view Winter Wonderland Pack. Sponged around the edges with brilliance ink color Mediterranean blue. On the edges used Martha Steward aspen snowflake border punch.

Winter Friends left 2012

Spellbinder used is called floral ovals. Ribbon is sheer iridescence light blue. Added Fluff. Some corner stickers.

Winter friends right 2012

Stickles glitter glue colors silver, waterfall and star dust.  Diamond glaze from Judi Kins. Used Aleene’s true snow,

Winter friends flat front 2012

Memory Box die cuts winter land tree and frosty swirl.

Winter friends upper 2012

The small white with blue gems snowflakes and the silver with silver gems snowflakes are from EK Success.

Winter friends flat open 2012

This view is if you lay the card down flat.

Winter friends flat 2012

This is when the card is laying flat.

Winter friends markers

These are the copic markers used to color the image.

Winter friends close up

Here is the close up of the image.. Thanks so much for stopping by and I do hope you enjoy our small blog hop. This is a way we can say than you so much Suzanne be being who you are.

Enjoy the hop... here's a list of participants to help you get started:

Tina Gilliland

Anary Baumgarth

Andrea Murdock

Brook Guinn

Jenn Cochran

Marie Gamber

Michele Speara

Patricia St. Martin   (you are here)

Shelby Goolsbysuzanne_profile_beach


Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Bash Starts today


CLICK HERE for all Holiday Bash Details

Today is the DAY that the Holiday Bash at CMC kicks off!  Everyone is welcome to join in and we have new challenges every week!  You have until Jan 4th to do every challenge so plenty of time to play.  This is my way of thanking all of you for supporting the CMC site, taking classes, enjoying the book club and other groups there at Color Me Creative.  So just a month of fun and prizes for everyone!  So enjoy and have fun!! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

And the PRIZES...ohhhh the PRIZES are many wonderful ones!  And each challenge you do you get entered to win a NEW Silhouette Cameo!  WE also have a Charity Fundraiser going on HERE as we do each holiday...each $3 donation gets you an extra entry for the Cameo AND you support a great cause!


My CMC DT has a fabulous holiday Blog Hop Today!!!

today and I hope you hop along (I’m the start of the hop).

If you leave comments along the way you will be entered to win one of these

3 easy is that!!!?

Prize #1 – $25 Gift Certificate to “The Paper Temptress”

Prize #2 –  5 Digis of your choice from Saturated Canary

Prize #3 – a Scor-Pal & Scor-Envi tool

And THEN after you leave comments you can also

ENTER the CHALLENGE AT CMC cards with metallic elements (so stickles, smooch, color metallic colors like silver, gold or copper, etc)!  And be entered for MORE fabulous prizes!  So many ways to play & win!

Blog Hop Order











Katie - Guest DT






NEW HOLIDAY CHALLENGE #58 at Color me Creative challenge will run thru Jan 4th!

color ANY HOLIDAY image ANY way you like


So that means color part of your image in metallic colors (copper, silver, gold) and/or add embellies and products that give your project a bit of METALLIC Gleam!

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

Cosmic Copper

I used one of Mo Manning images called winter fairy Tava, the sentiment is from Digital delight.

Cosmic Copper 2012

Spellbinder is called exquisite circles. Cherry Lyn die border

Cosmic Copper right 2012

The ribbon is from really reasonable ribbon, gems gold, diamond glaze, stickles glitter glue star dust. Sponged around the edges with brilliance cosmic copper.

Cosmic Copper left 2012

Cosmic Copper flat 2012

Cosmic Copper inside 2012

The snowflake and ornament sticker is from stampendous, ornament punch is from punch bunch, creative memories corner punch.

Cosmic Copper markers

Copic marker used to color image. Gelly rolls pens silver star, clear star, copper star, gold star. Some fluff on the snow ball and her booths.

Cosmic Copper close up

Thanks for stopping. Hope you enjoy the blog hop and good luck with all the prizes.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Elf Surprise

Elf Surprise 2012

 NEW RELEASES and Christmas Cuties for December at Digital Delight. So stop on over and see all the wonderful new releases and all the inspiration from the cards the design team has done with these images. My images is called Elf SurpriseMagical Winter sentiment set and paper is from Mistletoe Christmas Digital paper pack.  Elf Surprise is such a fun digital image. I finally got to use the stocking punch I got from Stampin up last year and added a couple little goodie (gingerbread man & penguin) to the stocking. The leaves is a punch from Martha Steward called frond. With the Elf hand out I just had to put something in one of them so I added a candy cane.

There is a challenge going on this week at Delightful Challenges and it is all about CHRISTMAS, we would love to have you join us.

Elf Surprise left 2012

Christmas ribbon from Michael's. The flower on the stocking I made with a 8 petal punch and holly punch.

Elf Surprise right 2012

Punched out some small circles from sparkle foam and added to the top. A small square to put under the sentiment.

Elf Surprise flat 2012

The inside of the card. Martha Steward snowflake border punch and a mitten punch from punch bunch. I leave the area open for a stamped message or a hand written message.

Elf Surprise inside 2012

Here are the copic markers used to color my image.

Elf Surprise markers

Close up of the image. I had some problem with my E21 when I was doing the face. I was not happy about that, so after I cleaned my marker tip out real good soaked in in alcohol for about half hour and dried it out real good them refilled the marker and now it is working just fine.

Elf Surprise close up

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day. I hope you are having a awesome holiday season.