Dec 31, 2012

January GD @ Y&F Handmade/Challenge #8

Pinch me! It's true...I was asked to be the January GD for Yumi & Fumi about A-dorable images which are so much fun to color and are perfect for so many different occasions. Even though it's not quite January, I was asked to make a little something for an introduction post at Y&FH and this is what I came up with.

I used Fumi with Fan for this card which is for Y&F Challenge #8 that goes until Jan can use either Kim Yu's sketch and/or the color combo of red/camel/white...both of which are below.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Hair: E18, E35, E37, E39
Kimono: R05, R08, R22
Eyes, Shoes, Fan, Sash: E43, E50, Y28, Gold Spica

Stay safe during your celebrations tonight...I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a great year!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 ....1


Dec 29, 2012

WW #64 Skulls & Skeletons Reminder

Nothing says HAPPY NEW YEAR like confetti and my personal fave...French Martini's!

This happy guy was a freebie I found at,  the confetti and martini are stickers, and the sentiment is from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.

You have until 7:00 pm EST this coming Tuesday evening to join us at Wicked Wednesday for our Skulls and Skeletons challenge...feel free to link up HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, however you ring in the new year....I hope your celebrations are safe and happy!

Dec 27, 2012

SCRS Sale and Ice Skating Chloe

Being the December Guest DT at Sparkle Creations  has flown by, and it's been lot's of fun coloring these fabulous images...THANKS to Sparkle and the DT for being so warm and welcoming! Don't forget that you still have a few more days to save 20% on these fun and fabulous can check them out HERE.
I thought I'd color up one more of these adorable SCRS images....I used the Ice Skating Chloe set, which includes both the image and this wonderful sentiment. CUTE!!!!
Once the image was colored, I started looking for a sketch when a paper copy of this sketch fell off the shelf above me (hmmm, should I organize the shelf?!)....not only is it a great sketch, but the colors matched my image perfectly! I pretty much cased everything from this fab Kim Yu sketch.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E31, R20, R22
Hair: E31, E35
Hat, Scarf, Socks: R000, R20, R83, R85, B02, G82, E31
Coat, Skirt: B00, B02, BG0000, G82, YG11, E31
Skates: W1, W3, E31 Stardust Jelly Pen
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments, they're always appreciated.

Dec 26, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #64 Skulls and Skeletons

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #220 OPEN challenge

Our wonderful sponsor at Wicked Wednesday this week is Delicious Doodles and they generously supplied the entire DT with images for this week's Skulls and Skeletons challange. 

Image: Gothic Bride (Delicious Doodles)
CG sentiment
Glossy Accents, Copic Spica Glitter pens, Fiskar Lace Border Punch, Viva Decor Paper Pen
Thanks for stopping by and hopefully you'll find a few minutes before 7:00 pm EST next Tuesday evening to join us at Wicked Wednesday!

FBW #220 Open Challenge

This week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is the same as it has been for the entire month of December,  OPEN.... which means you can enter any project/card as long as it has a fairy and/or butterfly on it. We'd love to have you join us....feel free to link up HERE. And while you're linking up, check out what my fellow teamies came up with....I can assure you that they have some wonderful projects to share!

Whew, I'm almost done showing off these fun journals.... not only did my nieces, daughter, and friends enjoy receiving them for Christmas, but I had a lot of fun making all of them!

Prima Madeline DP
Gold embossing powder on chipboard letter
Image: Sugar Nellie Woodland Fairy
Ranger: Polysparkle embossing powder
Asst ribbons and beads
Mini pen (thnx for the idea Eva!)

I thought I'd try something a little different this time and made a combination journal and post-it note pad.

TH Tattered Elements sentiment

Handmade charm made with TH Fragments and Prima Madeline DP, along with assorted beading
Hopefully you'll find a few crafty minutes to join us at Flutter By Wednesday this week...maybe you have some new and fun supplies you're  wanting to try!

Dec 22, 2012

WW #63 I LOVE SANTA Reminder

IMHO, this cheeky girl looks like she loves Santa  doesn't it...*wink,wink*!!
This is a quick reminder that you have just a couple more days, until Tuesday evening to be exact, to join the I LOVE SANTA challenge that's going on at Wicked Wednesday...feel free to link up HERE.  I used both Cheeky Xmas and Clearly Christmas stamp sets from TGF, which is one of my favorite stamp companies.
Thanks for stopping by, especially during these hectic days...
"Always leave a little room in your holidays for miracles."
---Thomas Wolfe

Dec 19, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #63 - I Love Santa

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #219 OPEN challenge.
This week's challenge at Wicked Wednesday is I LOVE SANTA...and it sure looks like this sweetie loves Santa, doesn't it?!! This wonderful image is from our sponsor this week, Redonkulolus Designs. Copics, Distress Inks, masking, and TGF's Clearly Christmas set was used to make this fun ATC!
You have until next Tuesday evening to join us in this seasonally fun challenge! Wait til you see what my teamies came up with, their creations are always inspirational. Just click HERE to check out Wicked Wednesday's challenge blog and to link-up your ATCs.

Dec 17, 2012

Journal #3 for Elyse

Thank goodness my shopping is done, all of the Christmas cards and packages have been mailed...and tomorrow will be dedicated to spending the entire day wrapping presents.  That leaves me with making cookies at the end of the week for a cookie exchange I'm heading to on Friday, then cleaning over the weekend.  I'm sure I can squeeze in a few hours to finish up on the last couple of journals I still need to make.

This journal is for our niece Elyse...she's energetic, athletic, independant, sweet, silly, and fun!

I used this week's sketch at Anyone for Anya and flipped it to show how I worked with it.  TGF's Soccer Anya was printed twice in orange and once in blue, with the blue Anya being fussy cut and centered between her two orange team mates. Because I printed the images in two different colors I didn't feel the need to color them...making for a quick and easy project.

This post is going to be short and I've got those journals I mentioned earlier, along with a few other projects to work on. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such nice comments...they really do make my day.

Dec 15, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #62 Fairy Houses Reminder

It's time to put on your thinking caps, clip on some fairy wings, and sprinkle some glitter around the house because I'm betting you can come up with a wonderful and charming Fairy House  themed ATC!

Here's my take on this week's FAIRY HOUSE challenge that's going on at Wicked Wednesday. Our sponsor this week is A&T Digital Designs and they are offing the adorable Mushy House Mushroom image as this week's prize. I can't wait to see what you come up with, feel free to link-up HERE!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment, they are always appreciated.

Dec 14, 2012

Nativity Candy Wrappers

For some reason I've created numerous reasons for myself to craft this holiday season...I think it's because I decided a couple of months ago that I've spent my fair share of money on crafting supplies and I should use them more often.  That could be one of the reasons, but it could also be that I just like to create?!!

I needed a quick and inexpensive gift for a  handful of 7th graders who come to the house every Wednesday for CCD class, and as this week's class was the last one until after the new year I needed to make it pronto.   I grabbed some large sized Hershey Bars ($1.50 ea at Target) and my Cricut Inspired Heart cartridge and this is what I came up with:



I think the candy wrappers look plain in the pictures, but when you see them they shimmer and shine perfectly as glitter paper and Spica glitter pens were used in all the right places.

I used the Inspired Heart cartridge for the nativity silhouette and it's shadow, both were cut at 3.5".  Both sentiments were stamped using  Heartfelt Creations Wisemen Pre-cut set, and the star stamp is over 15 years old. Ribbon and raffia were added. I wanted these to look nice but didn't want to put too much time into making them because I knew the kids would really just want the a 13 year old would say no to chocolate?!!

I'm entering this post in the Anything Goes Challenge that's going on at The Kraft Journal.

Thanks for taking the time to stop, read, and leave a's nice to be among friends.

Dec 12, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #62 Fairy Houses

Please scroll down for this week's FBW #218 OPEN challenge. 

What a fun and sweet FAIRY HOUSE image, right?!! All you have to do is make an ATC with the theme of FAIRY HOUSE for the chance to win this adorable  Mushy House Mushroom image from our sponsor this week, A & T Digital Designs.

We'd love to see what you come up with for this fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday, feel free to link up HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving all the sweet comments, they always put a smile on my face!

FBW #218 OPEN Challenge

This week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is OPEN, as are all of our December challenges...which is nice because it takes some of the pressure off of the DT, along with those of you who are still finding some crafty time during these busy December days. There is only one requirement for this challenge...that you have a butterfly and/or fairy on your project.

This is one of those rare cards where I chose the DP first and then colored the image...I should remember to do it this way more often. This gorgeous image is Dragonfly Flight by Elisabeth Bell and the DP is Miss Caroline by's like a match made in heaven. 

I have a feeling the next couple of  days are going to fly by, but if you're able to get your craft on we'd love to have you join us this week, feel free to link up HERE!

Dec 8, 2012

WW #61 Wing-It Reminder

Please scroll down or click HERE for SCRS Preview Day 2 - Happy New Year Emily

This is a quick reminder that you have until Tuesday evening for this week's Wicked Wednesday Wing-It challenge, which I know you're going to want to join. Why? Because our sponsor this week is Stampotique Originals and they are offering one random winner a $30 g/c to their on-line store. They have some of the most original really must give them a look-see.
For myreminder ATC I used these adorable little piggies from, which were printed on Kraft paper and colored with Copics. The clouds and sentiment are from TGF Up, Up and Away set. Instead of coloring the piggies pink, I used dark pink and purple for their shadow for a twist.

Don't forget, you have until 7:00 pm Tuesday, feel free to link up HERE...we can't wait to see your mini creations!!!

Sparkle Creations - December Preview Day 2

Welcome to Day Two of  SCRS December previews, today we're showcasing the adorable Happy New Year Emily...isn't this girl one of the happiest and sweetest images you've seen in a while?!!  I used to love dressing up and going out for New Year's we stay home, watch movies, have scallops and a martini or two....still lots of fun, but in a different sort of we've-been-married-25-years-kind-of-way! LOL!

I'm posting a picture of the inside of  this card because I wanted to show the fabulous sentiment that comes with Happy New Year Emily...I think it's perfect for New Year, birthday, and anniversary cards.

Be sure to visit all of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Happy New Year Emily. Sparkle will be giving away Happy New Year Emily to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Happy New Year Emily post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday!
Denice Bartucci -  Dec GDT

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet's so nice to hear from friends, old and new.


Dec 7, 2012

Journal #2

Please scroll down or click HERE for today's
SCRS Preview of Chinese New Year Rin.
I think I warned all of you that I'm going to be keeping myself busy making journals for Christmas gifts this year, here is journal #2 that was made for my niece Michelina. Michele is a freshman at college this year who is creative, athletic, and down to earth....she is such a warm and inviting person,  she is the girl everyone wants as a friend.
TGF DTT challenge is It's a Rainbow,  which I had to join because there's something magical about prisms of color. Yes, those are violet highlights in Anya's hair!
Anyone For Anya has a Button challenge.

I'm going to show off a little bit and show you the charm I made that was inspired by these two challenges...I am soooooo happy with the way that it turned out. It started with wanting to make a charm out of buttons, but it needed some I added beads. I'm not going to add this to Michele's journal because it makes it too busy looking with the patterned paper, instead I'm going to save it for another project down the road.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments, they really are appreciated.

Sparkle Creations - December Preview Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first day of SCRS December previews.  Today we are excited to show you Chinese New Year Rin. Not only is she adorable, but she also comes with two wonderful sentiments. 

I couldn't stop at just one, I had to make two cards. 
SCRS DT Blog List:
Denice Bartucci - Dec GDT
Be sure to visit the rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Chinese New Year Rin. Sparkle will be giving away Chinese New Year Rin to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list above). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Chinese New Year Rin post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday!


Dec 5, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #61 Wing-it

Please scroll down for this week's Flutter By Wednesday OPEN challenge.

This week Wicked Wednesday is  being sponsored by Stampotique Originals. Stampotique is  offering a $30 g/c to their store to one lucky random winner, which is more than generous...wouldn't you say?!! 

I used both, Medium Bee with Tiny Bee image and World All Her Own sentiment from Stampotique for this ATC. I colored the entire cardbase with watercolor pencils and then misted it. I stamped the smaller bees in green, the background dots in brown, and the sentiment in black. I then fussy-cut and pop-dotted the larger bee.

It goes without saying...we would LOVE for you to join us this week at Wicked Wednesday with your ATC entry, feel free to link up HERE.

Lastly, we were lucky to have the Stampotique DT join us in this challenge. Please take the time to check out the FABULOUS creations these girls have designed....I'm still picking my jaw off of the floor after seeing all of their wonderful artwork.

Enjoy what comes your way!

FBW #217 Open

At Flutter By Wednesday we know that December is usually busy and with keeping that in mind, we are leaving all of our weekly challenges OPEN this month...which means you can enter any project as long as you have a butterfly and/or fairy on it.

Our Sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads, and in the spirit of giving they are offering a $10 gift voucher to their on-line store....can you say Ho Ho Ho!!!

For this week's challenge I used the fabulous Juniper and Cecilia image from Michelle Perkett and paired it with Theresa Collins Fabrications DP. Mesh bling, a gorgeous flower, and some stamped leaves complete this card. Also, you might recognize this Deconstructed Sketch #69 from can find all of Jen's sketches in her archive files HERE.

Deconstructed Sketch No. 69
I know schedules are getting tighter and crafting time might be harder to find during these hectic days, but if you can squeeze in a few minutes of card making....we'd love to have you join us this week at Flutter By Wednesday. Feel free to link up HERE.

Dec 4, 2012

SCRSC94 Snow Challenge

I felt like Christmas had come a little early when I was asked to be the December Guest Designer for Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps this month...not only do they have some of the cutest images, but I get to hang out with a very talented DT for a couple of weeks. If you haven't yet, check out their  fun challenge BLOG to see some of the talent and cute images I'm talking about.

Today starts their brand new SNOW Challenge that will run  for the next two weeks. I used the adorable SCRS Snow Bunny Lucy image...she is just too cute with her furry hat and hand muff. Are you someone that wishes pictures would show off glitter better too?!! I know I am! All of the fur has been glitterfied with Ritz Superfine Glitter in Nuance Chaude...which has a gorgeous gold undertone that adds an extra shiny touch to every project.


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day and hope to see you joining us for this fun and SNOWy challenge!

Dec 1, 2012

Wicked Wednesday #60 Frame-it Reminder

After I printed Frida's Flower Headband (#339) by Dilly Beans on Kraft I decided to darken the framing a tad bit with my Sharpie. After coloring a few spots with a white gel penl, I then colored over some of the white with my Sakura Glaze Pens for a little pop of color. Lastly, I'm still lovin' mesh bling and am wondering why I haven't bought it in more colors yet.
Now don't forget, Stitchy Bear is our sponsor this week and they're offering a $10 certificate to their store to one lucky random winner! You have until 7:00 pm Tuesday evening to join us in this fun challenge at Wicked Wednesday....feel free to link up HERE. If you're looking for a little inspiration, don't forget to check out my fellow teamies ATC's...they always have something fun up their sleeves.