Wednesday, June 15, 2016

All Dressed Up and Dreaming of Summer (and a Fairytale!)

Today at we are All Dressed Up and Dreaming of Summer (and a Fairytale!).

I was excited to get to use this cute little All Dressed Up stamp called

I decided to go with a Fairytale themed card for a sweet little girl's birthday.

I used some scrap pieces of patterned paper I had leftover from other projects.
I added a Kraft doily, some flowers, and crystals.
I also added some great dies to tie into my fairytale card.
I added a glittered crown and castle, a glittered pumpkin, a brass watch, and
a glittered carriage (because you can never really have enough glitter!!!).

she has been colored with Copics.

I hope you will check out my teammates other wonder projects over at the

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

It's a Perfect Day for All Dressed Up!

All Dressed Up has new stamps out for summer!!
And they are FUN!
Like this cute little beauty called Perfect Day.
I used some wonderful digital papers called Italian Ice.
I added some Kraft doily accents, golden pearls and rhinestones, and flowers.
And since I love glitter, I added a little bit of glitter to the
water to make it more sparkling.
Such a sweet  image from All Dressed Upl

Baby Zebras!!

I am so excited about the new All Dressed Up stamps!
They are so FABULOUS!!
I got to use this adorable little zebra stamp.
Isn't it just the cutest???

I decided to use it to make a gift box for a dear friend who
is having her first baby.  I thought it would be a nice way
to celebrate the birth of their new baby.

I bought a little gift box at a local thrift store. 
I tried something new and put the little zebra under glass
in a cutout in the top of the gift box.
Next I covered it some zebra print paper.
Added some pretty flowers and rhinestones.
I added some pretty lace around the edge of the lid to dress it up a little bit.
I just LOVE this little zebra from All Dressed Up!!
Hope you'll check out the other wonderful projects from
my All Dressed Up Design Teammates because they are wonderful!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
ABC-Challenges - I is for Important
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges - Use a New Technique
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenges - Birthday Celebrations
Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Classy & Fabulous!

I used a very classy and fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie stamp for this tag.
I also used some scraps from Summer Crush papers by Maja Design.
I added some pearls, lace flowers, and glitter.
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - G for Girlie
Jo's Scrapshack - Recycled Scraps
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes

Summer Lovin'

I used this fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie stamp along with some
wonderful Summer Crush papers by Maja Designs.
I added fibers, music notes, flowers, and some liquid pearls.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pinspirational Challenges - Anything Goes

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I'm Batty for All Dressed Up

Time for a new challenge over on the All Dressed Up FaceBook challenge.
This months theme is to Use Wings.
I decided to use the All Dressed Up image Batty For You.
I made a hair pin with this image.

I used a piece of thin cardboard to back my little bat.
I added some pretty lace and rhinestones.
I added some rhinestones along the bobbypin as well.
I used some Glossy Accents on the eyes.
If you don't have an All Dressed Up stamp yet, you might want to check out some of the great freebies they have on the All Dressed Up blog.
Fair warning though...You may become addicted!
And we hope to see you join in over on the All Dressed Up FaceBook page.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

All Dressed Up for A Day At the Beach

Today I've got a new All Dressed Up image to share with you.
Sandy Beach
I decided to make a simple note card with this sweet image
for a friend that loves the beach.
I used my Copics to color in my bright cheerful colors.
And I added a little bit of gold glitter to my "sand".
Hope you'll check out the latest challenge over at All Dressed Up Stamps.
And we have one on the All Dressed Up FaceBook page as well.
If you want to join in the fun, but don't have an All Dressed Up stamp...check out their wonderful freebies.  You won't be disappointed!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

All Dressed Up is the Cat's Meow!

I am lovin' the new All Dressed Up images!!
I got to use this awesome new stamp for my latest card.
I went with the clean & simple look for my latest note card.
I used copics to color my cute cat.
I added a little bit of turquoise glitter to the edges of my notecard.
Please stop by the All Dressed Up blog to check out the other
incredible projects by my super talented fellow Design Team members.
They are fabulous!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

All Dressed Up for Princess For A Day

This month we're all about BLUE!
Easy enough right??
So hopefully you'll join us in our challenge this month.
And if you don't have an All Dressed Up stamp yet,
they have some fabulous freebies over on their blog page.
For this new challenge I used this wonderfully sweet stamp called
Princess For A Day.
I used DCWV Once Upon A Time mat stack papers.
I used a Spellbinders Gilded Crown Die.  Isn't it lovely?
I added some pretty gold glittered trim, some pearl trim, and of course lace!
I used a distresser around the edges, layered the papers, added some borders, and used some metallic ink around the edges of the tag.
Lastly I added some pretty fibers with some sparkling savorski crystals,
and a princess carriage charm.

Close Up of the Savorski crystals and silver carriage charm.
I really hope you'll hop over and join us for All Dressed Up's Facebook Challenge
Or our blog challenge at All Dressed Up.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

On My Farm Baby Tag

 Happy Sunday everybody!
I do love Sundays!!

Today I wanted to share a tag I made for my daughter's
Agriculture teacher's baby shower.

I used the All Dressed Up stamp On My Farm.

On My Farm
I only wanted to use a couple of the animals,
so after I printed them out, I cut out the pig and the cow on the fence.
I also used the cloud. 
I used some cute paper from Best Creations called Farm Life.
Perfect for my background!
I hope you will join us for our latest challenge over at the All Dressed Up blog!
We also have a great Facebook challenge too!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Smile! It's Your Birthday!

All Dressed Up has some FABULOUS new stamps this month,
and I think they may be some of the best!

I was lucky enough to get to used this Awesome new
photographer stamp.
Smile It's Your Birthday.

I tried something a little different this time.
The only paper I used was the black paper for the camera die
and the Kraft tag.
I added a great Tim Holtz metal tag "Live In the Moment", and
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon.
A Little twine, some pretty flowers, and lace.
I wanted to do a vintage look for this stamp.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafter's Café - Add Some Lace
Pink Gem Challenges - Don't Be A Square
ABC Challenges - E is for Everything (Anything Goes)
Avenue 613 - Use Neutral Colors
Crafting By Designs - You Are Beautiful
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles  - Cream & Sugar
Artistic inspirations - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hello SPRING!!

I am so glad that Spring has finally sprung!
So in honor of warmer weather, I created a new project with my
latest Thrift Store find and some wonder All Dressed Up digital stamps.
I found this at Goodwill and thought I would update it a little with some
pretty papers that I had in my leftover stash.
So from this...
 to THIS!
I think it looks a little better.
I used several All Dressed Up stamps for this project.
I used Easter Bunny, Purrfect Together, Always Time for a Cuddle, A Time to Share, Hop To It, Daddy's Little Helper, Love My Sister, Love My Pets, I Love Sunny Days, and Cute Just Got Cuter (freebie). 
 Whew! I think that's all of them.
Hope it might have inspired you to join in the All Dressed Up
Or even better...BOTH!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challege - C is for Cats
ABC Challenges - E is for Everything
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - March Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Night Night Little One

We've got a great new challenge starting today at All Dressed Up challenges.
Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES.
How easy is that?
And to make it even easier All Dressed Up has some terrific freebies
you can try out if you don't have any of their stamps.
They are really great!
For this challenge I used this adorable image called
Isn't it just adorable??
Please join us at All Dressed Up challenges this week, or maybe
even check out our Facebook challenge.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Lovely Bride Tag

Hope everyone is doing great today!!
I want to share my new tag today with my very first tag tutorial.
Wish me luck!!!
This is my tag using All Dressed Up Bride stamp.
Isn't she just so lovely?
I used my favorite Copic markers on this tag.
I used a Tim Holtz tag and some Graphic 45 Mon Amour papers.

And of course embellishments!
Some pretty flowers, lace, ribbon , buttons, and a resin frame.

Some glitter, glitter glue, Liquid Pearls, Tim Holtz black distress ink,
and a Tim Holtz paper distresser.

Image was printed to about 3 1/2".

Colored with Copics.

I tore the top of the paper for a more distressed look.

I used the Black ink to go around the edges and I used the distresser tool to rough up the edges.

I tried to do a step by step. 
I hope that it helps sort of explain my process with creating tags.
Hope you'll join us at All Dressed Up challenges and maybe even join in.
There are some great freebies on the All Dressed Up blog
and a link to the All Dressed Up Etsy store that has some wonderful stamps in it

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Southern Girls Challenges - Add A Little Sparkle To Your Life 
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Sassy Studios - Your Choice (Anything Goes)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles Challenges - Tic Tac Toe (Flower/Lace/Sentiment)


Monday, February 22, 2016

Princess Tag

I wanted to share my latest tag today.
Perfect for a little girl's birthday.
I used this pretty little Sweet November princess stamp.
And these gorgeous DCWV Once Upon A Time papers.
I also used a great Tim Holtz princess crown die.
And a couple of more spellbinders doily dies.
Some pretty fabric roses, gorgeous lace, fibers, and pearls.
And of course GLITTER!!
LOTS of glitter!!
I would like to enter her into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Sparkle, Bling, & Embellish
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Tic Tac Toe (3 colors/Free/Die)
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Add a Little Sparkle to Your Life
613 Avenue Create - (White - Pink - Yellow (Gold))
Catch The Bug - BINGO (Designer Paper, Flower, Pearls)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mermaids are Magical

Good Sunday Morning!!
I hope everyone is having a glorious Sunday today.
The good Lord above has blessed us with some beautiful February weather,
and I am absolutely loving it!!
Today I get to share my latest Lacy Sunshine Design Team project
using a super cute Lacy Sunshine mermaid image called Oceana & Nigel.
I colored her with my Copic markers.
The background is done with Twinkling H2O paints.
(I have added directions below)
I also added some glitter in the water, and some Liquid Pearls
for my clouds and my pearls.
I used some pretty fibers for my ocean surface and added some sea shells.
I used a Martha Stewart lace punch on the bottom of my tag.

Twinkling H2O Tutorial
If you haven't used Twinkling H2O paints before, they are super easy to use.
They are little pots of dried out paint you just add a little water to.
You need a paint brush, a little glass of water, and your paints.
Wet your brush and rub around on the dried paints.
Do this a couple of times to get the paint wet.
You don't need to actually pour water in, this wetting it will be plenty.
And you can repeat as often as necessary.
After your paint is wet, simply brush it onto your tag, or paper.
I used different blues and purples for my water depths.
When I added my next color, I went over the edges of the last color
to blend them together.

 These are the Twinkling H2O colors I used for my water.
I used the lightest blue for my sky as well.
(for my clouds, I used Liquid Pears and just smeared a little on the tag)
After I used the Twinkling H2O's, and let them dry, I sprayed
some Tattered Angels Glitter Mist Spray - Dazzling Diamonds- to
create a more watercolor blended look than I had.
You can also use Lacy Sunshine sprays for this as well.
I hope that you will check out the other wonderful projects created
by my terrifically talented Design Teammates.
And maybe you might feel inspired to enter our challenge on the

Monday, February 15, 2016

All Dressed Up Necklace

We have a brand new challenge starting over at the
All Dressed Up blog today.
And my fellow Design Team members have created some beautiful
projects that I hope you'll stop by for a look at.
They are an extremely talented bunch of ladies.

For my project this time, I decided to make a necklace for
a gift for a special little girl.

I used part of one of the 3 images of
I colored her and added her to a pretty oval pendant.
I used some pretty paper with roses and I added a couple
of little boggles to the top of the pendant.

Hope you'll join us over at All Dressed Up challenge blog!
OH! and don't forget about our Facebook Page!
Lots of great inspiration over there too.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Strawberries

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Here, we've got snow coming
But still going to be a good one.
I want to share my latest card.
I did a gift card holder for my husband's Valentine's gift.

For my card holder, I used the Sizzix XL Canning Jar die.
I used some really pretty Sweet Preserves papers for my jar.
They are from Nit Wit Collections.
I colored a white doily to match my papers, a little bit of twine
 with a silver key charm,
and some Ranger silver metallic paper for the jar lid.
My stamp is an adorable Lacy Sunshine stamp called
I used this stamp because my husband LOVES strawberries.
And chocolate covered strawberries are the perfect Valentine's Day icon.
I used Glossy Accents on my strawberries to add a little
extra something to them.
For extra dimension, I pop dotted the image up.
I cut out a little groove in the side for the gift card to sit in.
I put a little piece of a foam dot on the back of the card to hold it
to the back of the card.
I would like to e enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y is for "You Choose"
Pink Gem Challenges - Love Is In The Air
Avenue 613 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes