Thank you Crafting Desert Divas

I was so happy that I won a prize package from Crafting Desert Divas so I wanted to make a card for Tara (CDD owner) to show her how much I loved my new goodies! 

I started by making the frame for my shaker and then stamped the peanut then colored it in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers using EB2 EB3 for the peanuts and True Black for the background. 
Up next I cut out the heart using my Sizzix dies and My CDD fancy frames dies. 

Then I went to work on my envies from little birdie set, which I'd cut using my Scan N Cut from Brother, that I used on another project and had left-overs. I colored them in PP2, PP6, and IG6. 

The last thing to color was the elephant from Ton stamp set, it is so cute!!! I did it in IG1 - IG6 and PP2, PP6. 

I finished off the card with a bit of thread and sprinkles from Doodlebug.

Close up shot!

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Until next time

PCC Two Week Challenge!

Well now... I hope you love to play tic tac toe as much as I do...
This week at Paper Craft Crew is a two-week challenge and a little break for the design team during the holiday!
I am very much looking forward to the break to get ahead in my reading for my Human Resouces class at SNHU.  Butter and I have lots to do during the Christmas break, yesterday we had lunch at Red Robin, and it was very nice to have lunch just me and him.

On to my card! 

AS you can see I went with the Reindeer option, my stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. and my Dies are from Lawn Fawn and Crafting Desert Divas. For my paper, I used Authentique Collection; Natural.

I love the blues and greens I used on the watercolor paper tag!
I added some Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh and some thread from Michaels.

My card base is 120lbs white from Simon Says Stamp.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

CYCI#100 Milestone Hop and Blog Candy

This is a two-week challenge, starting on
December 20th, 2015 and ending on January 1st, 2016 at Noon PST!

Welcome to our 100th challenge blog hop style and for two whole weeks during the holidays!!!
It's been an amazing ride though the past 100 designs, I've been here from the beginning and I can tell you, that I've enjoyed every minute!  Over the past two years, the design team has changed along the way and so has our style. We've tried to bring you the latest products on the market, from different vendors and next year we will be expanding even further!  I want to thank each of you who followed us and joined the design team and me each week. We couldn't have done any of this without your support!  So to celebrate and to show our appreciation to our followers we are each giving away a special prize, follow along on the hop, and leave a comment for your chance to win one of ten prizes. 

My card today has a slight twist on the sketch, and I added another layer behind the sentiments. It is a chevron vellum in Gold, and I love it!  I used Unity Stamp Co, November KOM for my card today, which was done in Stazon Black, and lots of Heidi Swapp Gold color shine, used from the sprayer tube vs the pump.  I also added some Wink of Stella Black along with water to give it that wild look!
I used both Spectrum Noir watercolor paper and Simon Says Stamp 120lb cardstock on this card.

On my card today, I've got the Thank you, and to my brilliant friend, for my sentiments,
I think that pretty much says it all... :) 

Here are the links for the hop, enjoy yourself and don't forget to share the hop with your friends too
Follow along on the hop

  • Eva - YOU ARE HERE
  • Elizabeth - NEXT UP!
  • Pam -
  • Tenia-
  • Wynne -
  • Rochelle -
  • Candy -
  • Terri -
  • Dawn -
  • Amy -

  • For my blog candy; I am giving away a set of Sizzix Square dies, to one winner. The winner will be selected from the comments left on this post only, on January 2nd, 2016, so check back then!  US shipping only! :)  Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's pages for other chances to win a prize! 

    Until next time

    PCCC174 Sketch Challenge

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around our house. 
    The tree is up, the presents are stacking up and the house smells of cookies.

    I hope you feel blessed, like I do! 

    Well now... I got some time to join the rest of the design team over at Paper Craft Crew this week!
    We have a fabulous sketch for you and incredible ideas from the DT cards!

    When I started this project, I wasn't happy with how things were coming along, and managed to get through several ideas, before finally coming up with this one!

    Unity Stamp Co's Snowglobe Wonderland was the stamp set I used for today's card
    I took the sentiment, which kind of says it all for this time of year, and the snowman which couldn't be any cuter!  I took colors from my stash from Simon Says Stamp (red & Black) and Doodlebug (green).  Along with my 120lb white cardbase.  I used a small black thread bow, and lots of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine!

    Well I've got to get back to the books, and prepare for another large paper due tomorrow!

    Until next time!

    CYCI#99 Favorite Christmas Colors

    Hey... have you ever wondered what everyone's favorite Christmas colors where?
    Well so did we! has the best challenge this week,
    share a card with your favorite color combo for Christmas! 

    My favorite is wintery blues and bright greens! Taking back old school today!
    I remember as a kid, my Tia, had these glass ornaments  in Ice blue, Turquoise, and bright greens. She had the basics too, Gold, and Silver. But that combo always reminds me of the incredible times I had growing up, and visiting her house!

    Today I'm doing a simple watercolor wash and some sparkle with a touch of wonder!
    My stamp comes from Fun Stampers Journey, it's called Merry and Bright! I fell in love with this stamp back in October and waited... a long long long time to use! lol...
    In crafty time that was forever!

    I've got my Zig Clean Color Real Brush and I did the main part of coloring, in 031, 040, 041 and 091
    Then I did my splatter with my Gold Wink of Stella. Then I used a dash of  Heidi Swapp White Color Shine and Mr Huey's White for a bit of a snow effect, the two together make a for an awesome combo!
    After drying with my heat tool, I ran my wc cardstock through the big shot with the cutest dies ever!!! Craftin Desert Divas has their line of dies, and I recently purchased their Fancy Frames! Its so awesome!
    The final touch was to add some thread in Black to give my card a cute bow!

    don't forget to check out and our challenge this week!

    Until next time,
    CYCI Design Team Coordinator 

    CYCI#98 Tag You're It Sketch Challenge

    Okay... I've got to admit... taking college courses with everything I've got going on is different! In a good way! This coming week is going to be even harder than the last week, but I am looking forward to it! Getting a good grade in the class is my goal, and moving forward and starting a career is the end game!  Thanks for all of the support from friends, family and followers! 

    Hey its Sunday at that means it's time for a new challenge at CanYouCaseIt? dot com!
    I did this sketch a while ago, and loved the idea of a tag on a card this time of year!

    This is a super simple card to do, I started by selecting my sentiment from the November Monthly Kit from Unity Stamp Co. I love the way it pops in Stazon Black, and snowflakes from a Snowflake (USC) in the background in a light blue to go with my Echo Park paper pad Hello Winter, along with matching enamel dots!

    A few of the other things on here is polka dot washi, black and white thread, and some mittens from an old punch I have made again using more patterns from the Hello Winter paper pad.

    I did add a piece of fun foam under my tag to help support it! The cardbase is the 120lbs white from Simon Says Stamp.

    Until next time,

    Beary Christmas

    Wow.. I've missed blogging and doing a card! School started, and I'm up to my eyeballs in work. I had my first major paper due. I'm waiting for the grade so to speak, and hopefully I did not mess it up to beary much! lol... Anyway onto today's card!

    I started my card with the my old favorite from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Circle Friends!

    First I laid out the plan in my head, and went to work on fussy cutting 10 masks on Post It removable tape.  Once they were all done, I started by adding my first bear, which is colored in browns, using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; brown bear EB2-EB4,  PP2 cheeks, EB1-2 for the bears in the background and IG2-3 for the shadowing behind the top layer.

    I then went to work on the stamped sentiment, which comes in the set, as Bear Hugs, but I only inked up the Bear, and borrowed the Y from one of the other sentiments in the set.

    Next was the Christmas in bright pink, so not an Eva color... but hey every now and again you gotta change things up!  The Die is called Happy Winter also from SSS.

    I ran the top layers through my big shot, with the stitched rectangle dies, and added some dimension with some foam squares. and Finished up with my white Signo gel pen.

    I added a layer of silver on top of the card base, which is SSS 120lbs.

    Well that's about it for today,

    Until next time