Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mr. Snowman

As I mentioned we received a little snow this past weekend. On Sunday, the sun was shining and Abby decided she wanted to play outside for a little bit. When I looked out the window she had made a huge snowball and told me that she was trying to make a snowman. Daddy helped her get the snowballs on top of one another but other than that she did everything. Abby asked me for olives for the eyes and a carrot for the nose. I couldn't find any olives so I got her bottle caps, a baby carrot and green pepper. I gave it to her in a cup - silly girl even found a way to use that!

Here's Abby posing happily with her creation

We left in the afternoon to run a few errands and when we returned sadly mr. snowman had already melted. All that was left on the ground was the eyes, nose, mouth and hat - a little freaky looking as it was in a face shape even on the ground.

I'm happy to report that all the snow is gone but it's still cold and windy. Last night we got a thunderstorm though which was nice. I just love the smell of rain - another sign of Spring!

Have a great day!

Masculine Birthday Card

I have such a hard time with male cards - I don't know if it's the color choices or the embellishments that cause me trouble but I seem to avoid masculine cards as much as I can. I was looking through my cards and noticed I didn't have very many birthday cards on hand so I thought I'd use the CAC sketch to make one. Here is the sketch from PageMaps:

and here is my card:
I used scraps (all from Chatterbox), my Quickutz diamond die and my Cuttlebug Embossing folder. It feels good to use those dies and machines that I spent so much money on! I stamped Birthday Wishes (from TAC) and adhered two small rhinestones. I should have inked the diamonds before I adhered them to the card but forgot. And since I used permanent Xyron I couldn't remove them. So I used my trusty white gel pen and just outlined each diamond. After I did that I decided to sand the embossing paper to have a little white show there as well.

I think it's a great male birthday card - what do you think? Thanks for looking!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Christmas Challenge #10

Good Morning! Did you have a good weekend? We were supposed to have 9 inches of snow but only got about an inch. Still the weather was cold & yucky so I got to stay in and create!! Yippeee! I just love being able to check off tasks completed on my to-do list!

As you know it's Monday and we have another fabulous challenge over at the Stampin All Year Long Blog. We have another awesome sketch that was created from a reader's submission. This one is a fun one. When I saw it all I could think about were 5x7 or 4x9 cards but the sketch is flexible enough that you could shrink the size in order to do an A2 card (which I'm going to try next!). So here is the sketch:

and here is my card:

The stamps are from Stampendous (sentiment) and SU! (presents). The paper is something I've had for awhile so I'm not sure who the manufacturer is but I know I bought it in a pack of a whole bunch of papers. I colored the image with my Copics. I know there is a lot of color in the paper & image so I used black brads & ribbon to try and tone it down a little.

So have you started making your Christmas cards? What are you waiting for??? Thanks for looking!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cupcakes, anyone?

Right now it seems everywhere you look you see cupcakes - and let me tell you I just can't get enough of them. Cupcakes are kind of like the whole owl thing for me - I love them but I'm very picky on which ones to get. The Angel Company released the Spring Magalogue, Serendipity in February and in it is the most ADORABLE cupcake set EVER, called Little Cupcake!! When I was at Winter Round Up last weekend one of the challenges was to create something using that set. There were quite a few entries and both of mine were chosen as some of the judges favorites which is pretty cool!

This one is pink & brown - I stamped flowers on the pink using VersaMark and I used my Copics to color. I have to thank my friend, Sandy for letting me borrow quite a bit of stuff (like paper & brads) as I didn't pack that stuff! I didn't realize that we'd have time to play so I packed rather light! My next creation is a tag - you might recognize the layout from a CAC sketch a week ago.

It's kind of hard to tell but I stamped "my little cupcake" all over the purple cardstock using VersaMark. I also colored this cupcake with my Copics. Here's a close up:

Isn't it Yum-olicous??? It looks good enough to eat ;o) Maybe I need to go make some cupcakes - it's VERY cold and crummy outside which makes it a perfect day to bake. Nahhh, instead I think I'll stamp - less calories and more filling, LOL!!! I think that should be a motto somewhere don't you?

Have a great day! Thank you for all your comments - I appreciate every one of them and so enjoy reading them! Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #12

Yippee another Flutter By card - that's why you are visiting today, right? We all know that Wednesday's on my blog mean another Flutter By creation! There is lots going on this week so grab a cup a coffee and read on. First off, this week is a special week for Danni as she is celebrating 50 weeks of Flutter By Wednesday's! So guess what?! Yep, she's giving away BLOG CANDY!!! Here is a picture of all the fabulous goodies

Be sure to stop by Danni's blog to read all the details!! While you are there you'll want to check out the guest designer this week. It's Catherine St. Clair from Paper Garden Projects. Plus you'll also see Heather's work since she is the featured member this week. Both are very talented ladies and I can't wait to see what they come up with.

Our challenge this week was to use a wonderful Maria Bell sketch. Have you been to her blog? She does AMAZING work and I just love that she includes so many sketches. Here is the sketch we had to use

And here is my card using it

Whatcha think? Pretty cool, huh? I just love the fun SPRING colors! Here's a close up of the butterfly

I used my Cuttlebug die and embossing folder. I've had it for quite some time and had never used it and I was perfect for what I wanted to achieve! I can thank fellow team member Cassie for encouraging me to use my Cuttlebug more! The DP is retired from TAC and the sentiment is from Heidi Grace. I used DCWV cardstock - love that stuff! It's white core so I can sand it and get a white distressed looked!

Don't forget to check out the other team members blogs to see their creation. The links are in the sidebar. This is Ami & Kimmie's last week as designers so be sure to visit them - they will be missed!

Whew that was a long one. I hope I didn't forget any important information...when in doubt check Danni's blog since she's the Flutter By creator! Have a great Wednesday and thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cac Sketch Tuesday

Good Afternoon! How are you doing? Were you affected by the storms at all yesterday? We had high winds and lost a few shingles but otherwise we were lucky! I heard of trees falling and doing serious damage, cars/trucks flipping over and tornadoes! I hope that all my cyber friends are ok!

It's Tuesday so time for a Create-A-Card Sketch. This week I thought I'd share a couple of cards with you. The first card is actually for this week. It's a nice sketch using a circle and I found it easiest to do a square card. So here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I used my Coluzzle for my circle. Did you hear that they are being discontinued??? What ever am I going to do??? The sentiment is from a Quickutz die and the papers are from My Mind's Eye. I just love how all the papers match and I don't have to struggle with that!!

In February, I made a card for my hubby's birthday. The sketch was from PageMaps and it was a sketch used on the CAC group. Not sure why I didn't share it but thought I would now.

I made this like a postcard - there's no flap to open. It's 4x9 in size. The front has a pocket that I made to hold a gift card from Best Buy. Below is a picture of the back side

I kept the same sketch but left it open so that Abby and I could write out message. I then used a long Bazzill envelope to put it in. The DP is Chatterbox. Jay was very pleased with the card but I think he liked the gift card more :o) Really though Jay and I have been married for 10 years and he's kept EVERYTHING that I've ever given him - it's neat to look at the old cards and the things I wrote in them.

That's it for today - I have a FUNShop with a great group of girls and tonight we are making toilet paper mini books! It was really fun to make and I love that we recycled something - Our motto for March is TO GO GREEN!!! I know there are a lot of creative people out there so leave me a comment and tell me something that you recycled into a craft projects!! The more the merrier - we could all use some inspiration on using things we all have so don't be shy - tell us all about it!!

Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Deck the Halls

Happy Monday! Did you have a great weekend! I had a very creative, fun, relaxing weekend with a bunch of great ladies! It was nice to put a face with a name of so many people I "see" online daily! I do have to admit I'm very tired though - I actually went to bed but I know of a few that barely slept the two days we were there! Saturday night I just couldn't bring myself to go to bed. In my mind, if I went to bed then I knew the weekend was over. I ended up staying up till 4am! Then I couldn't fall asleep cause I was nervous that I'd be too tired to drive home in the morning - ummmm maybe I should have thought about that BEFORE 4AM! Anyway...

It's Monday so time for challenge #9 from the Stampin All Year Long blog. Remember this post? That particular Monday we had to create a card without using a sketch. Then our readers voted on which card they liked the best so Maria could then form a sketch for us to use in this weeks Challenge. The winning sketch (which is based off Rachel's card) is a great one! I am so going to be using this one again.

The size of my card is 5x7 and I used a Stampendous stamp for the image. I just love this little furball! I'm not sure about the DP as I've had it for quite awhile (like at least 2+ years!). I colored the image with my Copics. Here is a close up.

It was a fun image to color! I don't actually own this stamp - I got this image from a friend on another Yahoo group I'm on. I may have to add him to my collection though (if I can find it!).

Remember to visit the other team members blogs for their creations using the sketch. You can see the links on my sidebar.

Here's hoping I've gotten some MUCH needed rest...I have some projects I'm just dying to try!! Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, March 20, 2009

So Thoughtful

Happy Friday!! Big plans for the weekend? I'm driving to Salina, KS to attend my first ever Winter Round Up. It should be fun - lots of girls, projects, swaps, food, games & prizes! One of the items we can bring is a card to swap. If we wanted to participate we had to create 60! That's a lot to me - especially since most of my cards have lots of layers and pattern papers! So the tricky part was to come up with a design that I'd have enough supplies for. Here's what I came up with:
I used two new stamp sets from TAC - Beautiful Day and You are. To color the birds, I used my Dove Blender pen and ink pads - it gives it a watercolor look. The pattern paper is from the Gentle Beginnings collection. The flower is from a punch and I used scrapper's floss through the buttons. I love how I can "curl" the scrapper's floss and it will retain it's shape. Coloring the birds and curling the floss definitely took the longest. My fingers are still a little sore!

That's all for me today! Since I won't be around this weekend, I won't be posting again until Monday. I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quick Share

Just a quick card share today. Below is the card that we made last weekend at the crop where I was a vendor. We used a Dove Blender pen with shimmer chalks to color him in. Everyone attending the crop could come and make this card. The cool part - they got to pick which color cardstock, pattern paper, animal and sentiment they wanted. How cool is that?? A make n take tailored to you - the girls really seemed to enjoy it! It was fun to hear who they were making the card for and why. I enjoy that part of meeting new people and talking with them on a personal level.

Are you sick of this duck yet? Not me! I can't seem to get enough of him. The buttons are actually little brads and they matched perfectly! All supplies are from The Angel Company. The pattern paper & duck stamp are a special for the month of March. You can see the details here.

Thanks so much for looking!

Enjoying the Sun

We've been having some nice weather and Abby wanted to take advantage of it by laying in the sun. Now I have to tell you that she did this all on her own - gathered the necessary supplies she thought were needed to enjoy the sun.

Ok notice the:
Mat - to lay down on
Hat - to shade her from the sun
Magazine - she grabbed mine cause she said she didn't have any magazines to look at. It is a scrapbook magazine and it's never to early to get her started, right???
Glass of water - in case she got thirsty
Bear - A new one to snuggle that she got while staying at Grandma's

This lasted for maybe 5 minutes. Then she decided she was a little cold and needed a blanket! She got a towel instead.

This lasted for about another 5 minutes and then her outdoor adventure came to an end. It's so funny how kids can go from one thing to another in a matter of minutes. She sure does keep us hopping!

Hope you are having nicer weather in your area and are enjoying the sun! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #11

WhooHoo it's Wednesday time for another Flutter By card. This week we were supposed to use buttons & a butterfly (duh....kind of the whole purpose, right? LOL). I used a favorite set of mine, Love & Joy from The Angel Company and jazzed it up a bit.

As you can tell from the photo glare on the flowers they are shimmery! I'm not sure that I'm still satisfied with my button placement but I went back and forth for about 30 minutes (SERIOUSLY) trying to decide where I wanted them. I thought in the top right and bottom left corners of the image but it just didn't look right. I really liked stamping the small sentiment in the right corner so I decided just to put the buttons in the bottom left - then I couldn't decide on how many or which color - I know, I know - decisions, decisions. I finally decided on this. Here is a close up of the image detail:

I placed sequin flowers over the stems. Some are raised with pop dots. I then put small pearls in the middle of each flower. I stamped the butterfly in the corner and then pierced his flutterby action. I think it's pretty cool!

Be sure to stop by Danni's blog to play along with us. Plus Ashley is the featured designer this week so I can't wait to see what she's come up with. Remember if you play along you'll need to leave a comment with a link to your creation. Or you can upload to an online gallery like SCS or PCP by using keyword FBW.

I hope you enjoy my Flutter By Card. I really enjoy being a part of this team. I've had the opportunity to meet a few new people one of which is Heather. She just happens to live in the same state as me so maybe one day our paths will cross in person. I was reading her blog last night and she mention that she started her blog in September so it was her 6 month blog-o-versary. I thought that was funny but then remembered I started my blog in September as well. Sure enough - September 16th! So it's my 6 month blog-o-versary as well! I hope you've enjoyed my blog as I enjoy doing it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Duck Tag

Good Morning! Whew it feels nice to be blogging again - it's been a few. Blogging means that I'm getting my routine back which always makes one happy! Today is Tuesday so it's time for another CAC sketch card. Today's sketch was actually a tag - we could make a tag or make a tag card. I decided to make a tag - that way when I'm ready to use it I could either put it on a gift or put it on the front of a card.

Here is the sketch (provided by Becky Fleck at Page Maps):

And here is my tag:

I seem to be using this stamp set a lot but I can't help it - it's just so darn cute! This is the duck from the Fresh Spring Things kit along with the pattern paper that comes in the kit. I used Copics to color him. At the bottom I used a rub-on that says thanks a bunch (kind of hard to see). I used a few punches here - circle punch, scallop circle punch and border punch.

Here is a close up of the cute little duck:

Have I mentioned how cute he is??? Thanks so much for looking!

It's not too late to get the Fresh Spring Things kit - it's available until the end of March. Just contact me about ordering!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Still here

WOW I can't believe I haven't posted since Wednesday! Boy how the time flies! I'm still here but am a little behind. Unfortunately with everything going on I got a terrible migraine yesterday and was not able to complete my Christmas card for this week. Be sure to stop by the Christmas Stamping All Year Long blog though and check out all the wonderful creations that the other team members did.

Instead of dwelling on what I didn't get done I'm making sure to move forward and meet my other obligations so never fear I'll be posting some more creations tomorrow!

My crop on Saturday went really well. I had a blast getting to know some of the girls and meeting some new ladies as well. I also signed up to do another crop on April 4th so I'm excited about that!

The weather has been really nice (I'm knocking on wood that it stays that way) and I have a few pictures of Abby enjoying it that I'll share.

Anyway, just wanted to post a quick HI and let you all know to check back tomorrow for my regularly scheduled programming, LOL!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #10

WOW I can't believe I've been participating in Danni's Flutter By Wednesdays for 10 weeks!! Time sure does fly! I really look forward to Wednesdays and have taken on a whole new obsession - BUTTERFLIES! Anywhere I go I look for products containing them! I've always liked butterflies so really I just wanted a good REASON to purchase more, LOL!

This week the only requirement was to use a butterfly and a flower. I have to tell you that I've been so busy with working on samples, make n takes and kits for this crop Saturday that I kind of blew the challenge. So I did cheat just a little - my card this week is one that I had made quite awhile ago. You'd never know though since I've never shared this card on my blog!!! The other unique thing about my card is I didn't stamp on it at all! I just used the computer & my Quickutz.
The butterfly is a Quickutz Revolution die. When I adhered it to my card, I just glued the body of the butterfly, not the wings. I love the look of fluttering wings! I put MOM on the outside so I could use this for her birthday, Mother's Day or just because. My Mom has done a lot for me so she deserves a special card every once in a while!

So are you going to create a flutter by card? If so, be sure to leave a link to your creation. If you use an online gallery such as PCP or SCS just use keyword FBW so we can find your card! Be sure to check out the other team members to see their creations - each one of them does such a great job! Also, be sure to check out Danni's blog to see who the featured team member is and to see who the guest designer is for the week!

Thanks so much for looking and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Soccer Star

As promised I'm going to share some pictures of Abby's first soccer game of the Spring season. I'm so very proud of her - this is her third season and each time she's grown as an athlete in many different ways. The first game can tell me a lot about what I'm in for! I'm happy to report there were NO tears which is a HUGE accomplishment for us! Abby was a very good TEAM player - she cheered on her team mates and she shared the ball with them. She was happy that her TEAM scored not mad that it wasn't necessarily her - although she did score quite a few goals!

Here she is in action
This is her after her first goal. Floating on cloud nine and cheesing it up for the camera! I should mention that Abby loves to be cheered by others - it is the technique I ended up using to get her potty trained, LOL! She didn't want M&M's or treats she wanted "mommy cheer". So I'd clap and say "YEAH Abby!!". It worked everytime :)

Another action shot.
This last one just makes my heart smile - it's her on the sidelines with her friends and she's NOT crying! She's smiling and cheering and being a great sport! In her league they play 4 short quarters and it's 3 on 3. There are 6 girls on her team which means she'll play two quarters. Sometimes, the kids don't want to sit out - especially if they haven't scored a goal.

Hopefully this first game will be how the season is going to be - I'll keep my fingers crossed! I mean they are 5 year olds! You better go ahead and wish me luck as it can't hurt, LOL!

Fresh Spring Things Card

Do you remember this special?

This is one of the March specials from The Angel Company. It's an awesome deal for just $19.95! For today's creation I used one of the animals and matching cardstock to create my CAC (create-a-card yahoo group) sketch. The sketch was provided to us by my friend, Heather and it's an great one!

Here is a close up
I probably should have done my measurements just a little differently so I wouldn't have cut right down his eyes but I still like how it looks. Reminds me of looking through a window! I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color him. And here is the entire card:

I used my cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dot for the blue cardstock and then lightly sanded it since DCWV cardstock are white-core. Aren't the colors fun - they make me so happy! A definite change from the winter blues!!

There is still time to get your Fresh Spring Things kit - all you need to do is email me! I'm going to be at a crop this weekend and I'll have a whole sample board full of creations using the kit and the make n take will be using it as well! I'm so happy because last night I was working on creations for my sample board and I ended up doing a 12x12 page - YES, that's right I SCRAPBOOKED!!! My hubby was shocked! It's been MONTHS since I've created a page and I have to tell you it felt so GOOD!!!

I hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for looking!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Christmas Penguin

Good Morning! I hope you had an enjoyable weekend! I did but it was really busy. Abby had her first soccer game of the spring season and I'm happy to report that I actually took my camera!! I'll be posting those pictures later today or tomorrow. As you know on Monday, I post a Christmas card. This week the challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long was to do a card yourself - no sketches allowed! I think that there are so many sketches out there these days that even if you do something yourself it probably resembles a sketch somewhere, LOL! Here is my card for the challenge.

I like the brighter colors and I just love the thick ribbon! The snowflakes & penguin are both from The Angel Company. I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color in the penguin - doesn't he make you smile?

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

TAC SOTM Samples

Every month TAC has a Stamp of the Month set available for a special price. I was fortunate to be one of the designers for March. I really like the stamp set and just love that I can use my square punches with it! Below are my samples using the stamp set.

This is a cute little gift set I made. The cards are 3x3 and I made a small box with an acrylic top to hold them all.

This is a waterfall card using Miss Moxie SWIC and cardstock. It was my first time doing one and I really like how it turned out. I plan on making a few more! I stamped the image on white cardstock and then used my Copics to color the image.

This card uses the Angelee SWIC and cardstock. Neat thing about the white flower - it's not white anymore. I inked it with my Niagra Mist VersaMagic ink to color the flower. I then poured clear embossing powder over it and carefully heated it. If you stay in one place too long you will burn the flower (believe me I know!). This card uses Lilly Anna SWIC and cardstock. You can see all those samples on the TAC website by going here. You'll also see other creations made by two other Angels. I made another sample which did not make it to the website but wanted to share it with you.

That's it for me today! This weekend I have another FUNShop and next weekend is the 12 hour crop that I'll be at (you can see details about the crop here). Needless to say I'll have a lot of projects & samples to share once I get them done! Thanks so much for stopping by today and for looking!

Contact me if your interested in purchasing any of the supplies used for the cards. The Stamp of the Month can be purchased for just $9.75 with any $30 purchase. You can see the stamp set in my sidebar under current specials.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #9

Yippee it's Wednesday!! You know what that means right? Time for another Flutter By Card! I got a new stamp set, True Beauty, from The Angel Company and really wanted to use it. It's a beautiful set and is full of butterflies which is why I got it! When I started working with it though I hated what I did. I had to leave to go run Abby to all her functions so I took a break. I just let my mind wander with ideas and because my card needed to be done in a few hours I had decided to use another stamp set. BUT when I got home, I kept looking at the stamped image and I challenged myself to SAVE it. I'm SO glad I did!

I used Mojo Monday #76 sketch - isn't it AWESOME?!?! I love that the sketch allows for large stamped images! I'll definitely be using this sketch again! I stamped the image on white cardstock using blank ink. I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS to color the leaves and flowers. I did not like how I colored the butterfly so I stamped it again using purple ink and then shimmered the wings. I then cut it out and used my pop dots to adhere it. I also used a little bit of wire to make antennas. Below is a better picture of the butterfly.

I took my sponge & brown ink and sponged the sides of the image to take some of the white brightness out and to make the butterfly "pop" more.

Isn't it funny how it all works out in the end? I had other paper picked out to use and just wasn't feeling it so went back to my stash and found the perfect paper that match beautifully! Then I was ready to throw the image away but did some tweaking and like it even better. Plus I found the perfect sketch to use and I was able to meet TWO deadlines - Mojo Monday & Flutter By Wednesday - YEAH for me!!

Hope you enjoy my card and thank you so much for looking! Remember to visit the other team members blogs to see their creations. The links are on the right. I'm sure you have some butterfly paper, stamps or die cuts so why not play along - we'd love to have you! No special challenges - just create a card using a butterfly. When you're done link your creation to Danni's blog or if you upload to an online gallery be sure to use FBW47.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

CAC Sketch #12

It's been a couple weeks since I've posted a card for my CAC sketch Tuesday. I've been doing them but for one reason or another haven't shared. Today's sketch is a good one. Many possibilities with it. I knew I wanted to use a bunny image but didn't want to make another Easter card as I only need so many!

First off, I have to tell you that I played with this picture in Picasa so to me it looks a little too bright. I mean the flower looks neon and I promise you it isn't!! So bare with me as I learn and well honestly I'll probably end up bugging my buddy Danni for some tips!!!

The Bunny image is an SU! one and the sentiments are from TAC. I just used scraps of paper and cardstock but I promise you it matches! I used my Copics to color the image.

We're supposed to be in the 40's soon - bring on the heat wave, lol! Today is Abby's last day of school for the week. For some reason the teachers think we need to go find out how our child is doing! She's doing fine - I mean no news is good news, right?! I'm just kidding. I'm anxious to hear how brilliant my child is - that is sarcasm, people! Seriously though, I have so much going on in the next few weeks and could really use the time - guess Abby is going to be coloring lots of images (that's what she calls it). Today Abby also has her first soccer practice of the spring season - this should be interesting! Ground is still wet and it's cold. PLUS great mommy that I am didn't think that she might have possibly outgrown her shoes from last year! Guess I better be getting something soon since her first game is SATURDAY!

Hope you have a great Tuesday and thanks for looking!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Christmas Card #6

Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was good - hung out with family and friends and celebrated my hubby's birthday. But the weather... well that pretty much sucked! We got a couple of inches of snow and it was FREEZING cold!!! I thought Spring was around the corner but I'm telling you right now it's doing some serious hiding! Let's just hope that tomorrow we get out of the single digits!!

It's time for another Christmas Card. This week we were given a sketch to use which I absolutely love! I know I'll be using it again and again! It allows for a lot of pattern paper and is just very pleasing on the eyes. Go check out the sketch and the other team members wonderful creations at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Blog. So this week we had to use the sketch AND we could only use eyelets on our card!!! Okay I'll admit at first I freaked out - I mean no ribbon??? What am I too do? I use that just about as much as I use pattern paper, lol! But then I looked at my embellishment containers and saw all those eyelets that I just had to purchase back in the day and thought "come on Michelle you can do this". So I did :o)

My card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I found a large square card really allowed for the different papers. Plus my stamped image is pretty large. I've had this beautiful set for quite a while and have never used it. It kind of intimidated me but I've got to tell you it's an AWESOME set - so fun to color!! This is one of the beautiful angels from the Just Dream set by TAC. The pattern paper is all from KI (love those bright, fun colors!). Below is a close up of the angel:

I colored her with my Copics and added glitter to her wings. I used 6 eyelets on the card - 3 black ones on the black cardstock strip and 3 flowers by the angel. I made my sentiment say "wishing you" so that on the inside I can put "a Merry Christmas" or "peace, hope & love" or something similar.

So what do you think? Do you like her? I'm already ready to use her for another card! Thanks so much for looking!