Monday, November 30, 2009

monkeys, cards and more Couple of Cuties peeks ~ Crafty Secrets

Hi! I hope y'all are staying warm, it's C O L D and rainy here, blech. The weather man said there was a chance for a few snow flurries later this evening, blech again! I hope it all stays in TX., heehee.

Here are a couple more peeks at the Crafty Secrets Couple of Cuties set, aren't these images the sweetest?! These are a tad longer than an atc, I got a bunch of these cards pre-cut, I didn't want to trim them down since they aren't that much longer. The paper I used is from the CS Pastel Paper Pad, GP white, vanilla & blue cardstock. I used my Spellbinders Labels 4 & Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large dies, my slit & Martha lace punches, ribbon, paper flowers and some bling. I did some sewing too.
I love coloring these images, they are just so darned cute!
To get my papers and images to match, I always pick my papers first and then I match Copic markers to the papers.
Here are a couple of pic's of my stamp room. This is a card rack that Lisa Zappa sent me a few years back, I got it filled with cards from my friends, there is 1 I made for Terry on there.
Here's my eBay sock monkey. I made her hat with pink netting, crocheted flowers and a fabric flower I made. I put vintage clip earrings on her ears and a vintage pin on her chest, ouch. She's holding her baby, I got that at Cracker Barrel.
I hope you have a great day!
Smiley from

Friday, November 27, 2009

Couple of Cuties ~ Crafty Secrets

I've got one of the new release sets by Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps called Couple of Cuties, and there are defiantly some cuties in this set! I just love the vintage images that Sandy comes up with for her stamp sets, they are always so much fun!
There are 23 stamps in this set, 4 sweet little couple images, a cute little girl on the phone and oodles of sentiments and flourishes! Perfect vintage as always!

This little scene is adorable! I love the soda fountain with the heart mirror behind the bar and the wallpaper, the little girls telling their secrets...
I've been working on some ATC's with this set I'll share next!

I used the Pastel Paper Pad, Copic markers to color the image and Ranger Distress Walnut Stain for the stamping. I have glitter on the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis die cut.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We had a great Thanksgiving with the family with yummy food and fun. I hope you had the same! I did a little shopping today, not at 5:00 am though, nope, no-way, I cherish my sleep too much, LOL! I've got a few gifts down and several to go!

My niece came down to mom's from Springfield today, we watched Twilight, she hadn't seen it Smiley from, let's just say she liked the movie, muchly!
I hope y'all have a super day!
Smiley from

Monday, November 23, 2009

Crafty Secrets Christmas Challenge!

Good Monday Morning!
It's Crafty Secrets challenge time and our challenge this month is Christmas! I can't believe it's so close. Are you ready?
I got this wood snowflake at Hobby Lobby last year after Christmas when all of their stuff is on sale. I love Hobby Lobby and after season sales are the best! Anyway, I sprayed it with Snowflake Glimmer Mist and put some glitter on. I punched a bunch of flowers out of old book pages that I sprayed with Candy Apple Red & Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist. I glued the flowers around the back of the snowflake so they are peeking over the edge.
I used the Christmas Postcard Kit, a chipboard postcard and a Santa image and I put red pom-pom trim around the edge. I glued red buttons on the snowflake points.

I made this embellishment with chipboard and images in the kit. I glued the beads in the center of the rusty snowflake, it's from Hobby Lobby too.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My next project is some ornaments I made using the Christmas Creative Scraps. I have had more fun using these Creative Scraps since Sandy introduced them. I have found so many uses for them especially in my altered projects, I love them!
I punched my image with a circle punch and adhered it inside the vintage candy mold with Glossy Accents. I covered the image with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on some glitter. The edge of the mold has Martha Stewart snow glitter on it. The little embellishment on the edge was made with some old pinecone picks from a yard sale. I added the berries, bell and button.

This one was made the same way, but I used a square punch and glued the bow on the back.

I got these molds at a flea market. They were a great find in almost perfect condition!

Make sure you check out the DT blogs and see what they did. Darlene Pavlick is our guest designer this month, welcome Darlene!
Heartwarming Vintage Blog
· Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Heidi Blankenship
Marisa Grosson
Michele Kovack
Linda Duke
Michelle Van Etten
Melissa Phillips
Flo from France
Darlene Pavlick ( guest designer)
I hope y'all have a happy day!
Smiley from

Saturday, November 21, 2009

OCL Blog Hop Winner...

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and the winner of the Our Craft Lounge Out for a Spin stamp set is.....
~~~~~~~~~~MaGoooo said...
Oh my most Fav bike that I ever rode was the tandem that DH and I rode on our honeymoon!!! LOVE this set!!! ADORABLE card PIRIS!!
November 20, 2009 10:12 AM
I'll be contacting you Miss Magooooooo!!
Smiley from

Friday, November 20, 2009

OCL Blog Hop ~ Valentine Release!

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It's Our Craft Lounge Blog Hop Day!!

Oh man, what fun this is going to be! There are 13 new OCL stamp sets that are being released and 1 of each of those sets is going to be given away. I'll tell ya how to have a chance to win this set below... This is the set I'm giving away, Out for a Spin!, illustrated by Debbie Corbari Don't you just love this set? Bicycles are so popular in art right now and this is so fun, it has the cutest little stamps you can put on the bike handle bars and behind the seat. The sentiments make this set perfect for Valentines Day, birthdays and just a friend or thinking of you card!
I have 2 cards to share today, here's the 1st...

The papers I used on this card are MME Ooh LaLa, I love these papers, fun colors! I inked up the little Prima flowers with Copic markers to match the paper. I put pearls in the center of each flower. I put a large silver eyelet in the bike wheel.

My next card is a birthday card. I put the flower basket on the handlebars and added some Glossy Accents on the flower centers. The present on the back has Crafty Sparkles Ice Crystals on it. The little Happy Birthday banner is cut out and popped up with a foam dot.
Again, I put a large silver eyelet in the front wheel. Everything is colored with Copic markers of course! The papers are the yummy Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck.

OK, here's what you need to do ~ comment on this post and tell me about your fave bicycle!
PLEASE, leave your contact email on your post so I can contact you if you're the winner!

Mine was a blue bike with a cool banana seat, perfect for toting my best friend on, oh yeah! Later on I had a 10 speed, that was stolen right out of our garage......pffffft.

Go check out the other teams posts and get 12 more chances to win one of the Valentine Release sets! Commenting will end tonight Friday, November 20th at 11:00pm central time. Don't miss out! Then you can hop on over to eclecticPaperie to purchase your fave sets!

Cindy, Kisa, Heather, Deb, Kendra, Lila, Vicki, Carol, Charmaine, Holly, Amber, Beth, Cami, Joy, Val, Broni, Beate
Have a great day!
Smiley from

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our Craft Lounge Sneak Peeks ~ Day 2

Good Thursday Morning Smiley from

It's day 2 of the OCL sneak peeks for the Valentine release, I love sneak peeks, cuz I know there are fun things to come!!

The card I'm sharing today I made with the new St. Patricks set Shamrock Blessings. I love this sentiment, it's perfect for someone you want blessed on St. Patricks day.
This is a close-up of the lace flower embellishment I made. The center of the Prima flower is a clover punched, glittered up with Crafty Sparkles Irish Green and mounted on another circle punched piece of brown card stock. I covered it with Glossy Accents, when it was almost dry I stuck a clear gem in the center. I Smiley from Cosmo Cricket and this paper is perfect for a St. Patricks Day card, it's from the Earth Love Mini Deck. I love these colors Cosmo Cricket came up with!
I remember when I was little me and my friends would make jewelry with these clover blooms. We would sit in the yard, pick them and we would split the stem and string them together to make necklaces and bracelets. This is what drew me to this set, I love these kinds of memories. Did you make clover bloom jewerly?

Make sure and check out the other DT blogs to get some peeks! FUN!!
Stay tuned, the blog hop is tomorrow, your chance to win some sets, YIPPEE! Oh yeah, don't forget the challenges that are going on at The Lounge, man, there is SO much going on this week at OCL and prizes galore!
I hope you have a great day!
Smiley from

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

OCL Valentine Sneak Peeks ~ Day 1

GoodSmiley from morning, Smiley from
Another week half over, that much closer to Friday!
Today is day #1 for the Our Craft Lounge sneak peeks of the new Valentine Release! We'll have 2 days of sneak peeks and then the blog hop will be on Friday with stamp set give-aways, stay tuned!
The OCL Birthday Bash Challenges have begun, go check out the rules at The Lounge! The grand prize is amazing!
I have 2 cards to share today. The first card is a vintage card made with the new Love Notes set, ahhhh, just wait until you see this set, better yet, wait until you get your hands on it!! This set will speak to all of you vintage lovers! I used one of my Spellbinders Labels 6 dies to cut the swirl and I cut out the heart and covered it with Rockstar Red Sparkly Fluff and popped it up with a foam dot. The script background is a stamp in the set. The yummy paper is Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck. I dirtyed up the edges with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink and a blender tool.

My next card is everybodies fave Granny! This set is called Granny's Truffles and she's sitting in her big comphy chair eating her truffles, check out her pooched out cheek full of truffles, LOL!I always have fun with Granny, she's got on her pearls and a pretty bow in her hair Smiley from I stamped the vase and cut out the bow to put in her hair. Her hair is covered with Platinum Sparkly Fluff and the chair is covered with Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff.

Go check out these DT blogs for more peeks!
{make sure you leave comments on our peeks today & tomorrow, you will be entered in the blog hop give-away on Friday}
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I hope y'all have a great day, I'll have another OCL sneak peek tomorrow, stay tuned!
Smiley from

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's an OCL Birthday Party!

Happy TGIF MSmiley from millan.netrning!
It's birthday time for Our Craft Lounge and there is a big party going on!
We've got a lot going on at OCL this month and we don't want you to miss out! Come and join us for all the fun!
First... we are having a Scavenger Hunt and a bunch of Challenges with tons of fun prizes. Here are a few things you can look forward to starting today Friday, November 13th! Make sure you check in at The Lounge for all the details!
There is a Scavenger Hunt starting today, Friday, Nov. 13th (6am Pacific Time) thru Sunday, Nov. 15th (Midnight Pacific Time)– winner will be posted on Monday Nov. 16th.
There will be a list of questions posted on both the OCL Blog and in the OCL Forum.
There is going to be a challenges game and a blog hop! The prizes are YUMMAY!! There is going to be a Valentine release too, sneak peeks start Wed., November 18th with the blog hop on Friday, November 20th. Can you believe there have been 5 releases ?!
That's a lot of stamp sets!
Make sure you join us, the fun starts today!
I made this set of gift tags in a tin and card using the Snow Place Like Home stamp set. You can make the cutest little scenes with this set. I used Sparkly Fluff, Crafty Sparkles and the pretty paper is Christmas Magic by Fancy Pants.

I did A LOT of masking on the card, it takes time, but, it's well worth it!
The tags are littl e scenes too, I had fun doing those. I used my scalloped oval Marvy punches, easy peasy! Am I the only one that uses eyelets anymore? I really like them and I have about 5 million of them and I gotta use 'em up!

I hope y'all have a great weekend!
Smiley from

Friday, November 06, 2009

SCS CSSC93, monsters & a For Sale update!

Good Friday Morning!
YIPPEE, nothing better
than a Friday!! I have to go get my crowns today, but, Friday makes it OK!
Smiley from

I played in the SCS Crafty Secrets challenge, CSSC93 this week. The challenge is to put a window of some kind on your card. The girls got pretty creative over there, you need to check out the gallery, better yet play along!

I made my window using a chipboard window from the CS Little Folding House kit. I strung the PaperTrey buttons at the top like I saw my friend Michelle Wooderson do. It makes it easier than doing each one individually. The trick was spacing them out on the scallops this way. It wasn't hard to do, you just had to space them right. I painted the window with Ranger Distress Stickles in Antique Linen and then I sprinkled on some snow white glitter. The image in the window & sentiment is from the Birds & Blossoms Creative Scraps by Crafty Secrets. I put Glossy Accents on the window and let it set over night. The paper is from the CS Classic Paper Pad.


I wanted to show pic's of my super scarey grandbabies from Halloween! Jayde is a phantom, ewooooooo!

Jaz is Miss Bones...ewoooooooo.

JR. is MR. Bones, awwwww, I mean....ewooooooooo.

Here he is with that face that makes me giggle!
I have updated my For Sale post and added a bunch of stamp sets and accessories, check it out!
It's going to be so pretty and warm here today, my drive to the dentist and my mom's is going to be beautiful. I hope the leaves are still pretty on the trees!
Smiley from
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