Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Last year I made 2 glass block pieces and gave them away.  I had a 3rd left over that I never got around to until this year so decided it's high time I keep something for myself!!  hee hee   So I just thought I'd share my craft little project with you!!

I stuffed a strand of electric lights into the bottom but a person could use the battery operated ones for portability, which once these ones burn out, I just might do.

I had this little snowman from an xmas basket I received over the last few years.  I added a bit of ribbon to tie in with the black lettering on the block.  Originally I had a plain block and brushed on some Martha Stewart frost then AFTER I found it in a spray can.  I'm pretty sure that would have been far easier.  LOL!

Aren't these candy cane candies the cutest?  I bought those from Michael's and always when everything is on sale!  Note to self - buy more after Christmas this year.  ha ha ha!

Another picture I took in a different area of the house.  It's weird how you can't see any lights in this shot and the glass block just GLOWS!!  BRIGHT!! 

Anyway, that's my share for today!!  Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cupcake Honey - Take 2

Finally!  I'm sure you'll remember me coloring this (Cupcake Honey), well I made it into a card and finally get to post it.  I was all so proud of myself for being on time with Aunt Barb's birthday card.  Oh a few more days until it's her birthday so I was weeks ahead.  IT WAS LAST WEDNESDAY!  OMG how in the heck did I manage to miss that?!!  Well I guess that just means she gets to have her birthday just carry on over I week or something.  LOL!!  

The papers are from Michele R Designs and one of the new one called "Designer Grunge".  I'm sure I have mentioned to you that I do luuuuuv these papers and that they are INSTANT downloading available.

As per my usual, I added some stunning Wild Orchid Craft flowers and the pins and pearl ribbon are from Live and Love Crafts

Annnndddd more Wild Orchid Craft flowers along with an "oh so pretty" resin butterfly I picked up from LLC as well. 

Not a lot of pictures today as I tried to keep this one a bit more simpler to show off that gorgeous paper again! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another Christmas Stocking

So a few posts ago I said I would be here to share another stocking from Southern Ridge Trading Company and here is mine.  For starters I distressed the whole stocking with my Distrezz-It-All, (freakin' love that thing!) then distressed with Momento cocoa ink and added Gesso over top off EVERYTHING!  I too used Maja Designs "Vintage Frost Basics" for my stocking as Simone did.

Sometimes embellishments come in the cheapest forms.  My piece of corrugated cardboard layer was FREE!  You can't beat that huh?  The gorgeous lace is from LLC as well as that pearl center.  The resin stars are Melissa Frances and flowers from Wild Orchid. 

Love this Tim Holtz poinsettia.  I layered using the Maja papers but one of my layers is vellum, which I adhered double sided tape to, peeled off and dipped into Glitter Ritz glitter to show a shimmery frosted leave layer.  The center was from LLC that I had in my stash and finally got a chance to use it.  

I did the same thing with the wings.  Applied double-sided Sookwang tape to the vellum, cut the vellum with Magnolia doohickey wings, peeled off the double-sided tape and dipped in Glitter-Ritz.  LOVE this technique! 

This is one of my favorite sentiment chipboard pieces from Southern Ridge Trading Company but you get 3 in the package so that's a bonus - Noel, Joy and Peace - XMAS-160.  I covered it with TH distress paint, let it dry and then added Martha Stewart texture over top. 

More chipboard from SRTC, some Wild Orchid flowers and the nice big grey flower is Prima.

I luuuuuv my resin pieces but these angels are really super cute.  The rolled flowers are from LLC and same with the white Kort and Godt chrysanthemum.  

This old vintage photo came from LLC too but I can't seem to find this one anymore.  However, there are still tons to choose from. 

And there we have it!!  The 2nd stocking.  Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!

I'm sure I have mentioned this before but today is my MIL's bday as well as mine and my sisters.  Funny huh?  So this is the card I made for her and although she looks nothing like any of these ladies, she is a fan of white wine and her 2 sisters are reds.  Perfect image!  I used Pion's Designs "My Precious Daughter" papers - kind ironic I though.  hee hee

I used one of my all time favorite Tim Holtz butterfly borders and added a few Wild Orchid Craft flowers. 

This image is so super cute called "Wine Tasters" from Art Impressions.  I must be a slow colorer cuz it took me 5-6 HOURS to color!  What?!!  Why?!  I don't know.  Was fun though!

Gorgeous burlap Prima flower and more flowers with a few different amazing leaf dies.

Love these little spools that I got from Live and Love Crafts.  Sometimes I put a sentiment but I thought this little row of hearts was a perfect finishing touch. 

Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my MIL and to my sister.  Hoping you both have a great day. 

Now here's my ridiculous list of Copics - LOL!

Skin:  E00, 000, 11, 04, 21 RV000
All left to right

Hair:  E70, 71, 74, 79  -  E42, 43, 44  -  E53, 35, 37
Wine:  YG00, 01, 03  -  R37, 39, RV99 
Shirts:  V12, 15, 17, 09  -  R81, 83, 85, 89  -  YG03, 63, 67, G99
Pants:  BV20, 23, 25, 29  -  E41, 42, 43, 44  -  C0, 1, 3, 5, 7
Chairs:  E31, 33, 35, 57
Ground:  E43, 44, 47, 49
Wall:  W00, 1, 3, 5