Tuesday, August 26, 2014


A big THANK YOU to all of my FOLLOWERS


A congratulations to me for my new appointment to the CutCardstock design team (effective September 1)...

makes it time for a SWEET STUFF that I think you will enjoy!!!

You all know how much I love all things PAPER, FLOWERS, and RIBBONS...so let the fun begin!!!


You can use this for anything you find at the marvelous CutCardstock shop which includes the wonderful Cryogen White---my very favorite alcohol ink coloring paper!!! The tiny bit of mica in this paper makes our sweet images come alive!!!



This is a collection of flowers from my stash from Magnolia, WOC, and others.... And this is exactly what the winner will receive!!



This is 25+ meters (more than 25 yards) of 25 different colors of organza ribbon from my stash...all of the colors I have...lol

Now what do you have to do to be in for the draw???

1. Make sure that you are one of my FOLLOWERS...or become one on my sidebar.  Please no "just for candy only" blogs as that is just not fair to REAL bloggers and my REAL followers!

2. Become a FOLLOWER at the CutCardstock Blog!

3. Share this information on your own personal blog or sidebar with all of your crafting friends.

4. Leave a comment below which will let me know that you have met the above THREE requests.

In addition to the big prize above, I will also have 3 consolation prizes which will be smaller collections of the flowers and ribbons!! So there are FOUR chances to win!!! 

The winners will be drawn on September 1!!! 

Good Luck everyone!!! And hugs for each of you!! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

WINNERS of Rosy Cheek Emma!!!!!

Happy Monday, everyone!!! I hope you all had a magnificent weekend and have started a great week! Gosh, I have a busy week underway and am loving each moment!!

Thank you all for dropping by to leave comments on my little Emma card...I appreciate you so very much!!!

Mr random.org has made his selection of the winners of the absolutely darling digi Rosy Cheek Emma from the wonderful

And the winners are.......

Congratulations, Ladies!!! Please leave a comment on this posting so that others know you have claimed your prize and send me an email with your email information before Wednesday, August 27 at midnight ET so that I can have your digi mailed to you right away!!

Hugs to all and hope to see you all again real soon!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Challenge #13 - Art By Mi Ran and SWEET STUFF!!

Hello, everyone, and a very happy Friday to each of you!! I hope that you have had a great week and are preparing for a wonderful weekend!! I am trying to enjoy each and every moment of this beautiful weather!

Today is the next challenge over at the Art By Mi Ran Challenge -- Challenge #13 where ANYTHING GOES. So come on over and show us your lovely creations!!!

For my easel card I have used the absolutely darling Rosy Cheek Emma...isn't she a sweetie and she can be used for so many occasions and events!!!! Be sure to check out ALL of the Art by Mi Ran images at the Etsy shop!!

The sweet image was stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copics and Promarkers, adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the rose. The base and double matting is CutCardstock and the DP is from a UK magazine. The doily is a MS diecut which anchors a double flat bow of vintage seam binding and a double heart charm. I have used a Prima resin heart cornerpiece and pearls to soften the corners. The acrylic sentiment is from my stash. For the floral arrangement I have used some MS punched branches, Hip Rosebuds, Sweetheart Blossoms, Cottage Rose, and Mini Gardenias from WOC.

For the base of the easel I used some pink eyelet edged organza ribbon (thanks, Suzan!!) and more of the same flowers which just happened to cascade from the front of the card.


Mr Random.org will select 5 people from all of the comments to receive their very own digi of this cute and sweet Rosy Cheek Emma. I will announce the winners on Monday morning. Good Luck!!

Thank you all so much for dropping by and I hope to see you again real soon!! And I hope you will want to join us over at this challenge HERE. Until the next time, Big Hugs!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

SRTC Giveaway Coming Soon!!!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to a marvelous week!!!

I just wanted to give all of you a heads-up on a wonderful opportunity which will transpire very soon!!! You can have a chance to win some gorgeous chipboard from the SRTC shop!!

All you need to do is go over to the FB page for the Southern Ridge Trading Company and become a FOLLOWER and share information about the giveaway to celebrate 100 followers!!! Just click on the link below!!

Hugs to all!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Autumn at SRTC!!!

A very Happy Day to everyone!!! I hope that you are enjoying your week!

Today is my turn to post over at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog and I have used some darling chipboard pieces....the NEW beautiful Maple Leaves NAT-393 from the SRTC Shop.

The base and all double matting is Bazzill and the DP is from the Sugar Hill Paper Pack by Farm House. The sweet image is Autumn's Memoirs from the Art By Mi Ran Etsy Shop. She was colored with Copics and Promarkers. In order to go along with the autumn theme I have used several copper metal embellishments: corners, ribbon slides, clip. The olive green and brown satin ribbon is from my stash.

In order to get the multi-shades of autumn coloration on the leaves I cut a thin coffee stirrer into a little scoop for the EP and first flicked the following shades of Adirondack embossing powder on the leaves: Clay, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Ginger, Espresso, Lettuce. Then I also flicked Super Fine Detail Gold EP before heat embossing. I really like the way the leaves turned out...smiles!!!

Thank you so very much for your visit and I hope to see you again real soon!! Have a delightful week! And until the next time, big hugs!!