Saturday, December 31, 2011

Favorites of 2011 Part 2

Here we are New Year's Eve, I just can't believe it!!  So I have been thinking about things I want to do in the New Year with this blog and hobby.  I have a few tutorials to finish including a hair color reference chart and I want to take pictures and share a few organizing ideas.  I want to create just for fun and work on more projects a side from cards.  A resolution that I broke last year...use the digis and rubber that I already have.  Start a Facebook page... check (see my side bar I would love it if you "Like" my blog) and start an Etsy shop.  Last but not least spend more time visiting my Followers.  I love you guys and sometimes DT work can take so much time that I just can't make it to everyone's blog but I so love and appreciate all of you and the comments.
If you are still with me here are the rest of my favorite cards of 2011.  I hope you enjoy taking a look back.
I have to say this is my absolute favorite.  I love this image and I used my favorite colors and was very happy with her hair.
I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year with many blessings!!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favorite Eleven Projects for 2011 Part One

It was such a great year for me and I am so thankful that I got to be part of such wonderful Design Teams such as The Sweet Stop, Sweet 'n Sassy, All That Scraps Digi Team, My Partner In Crafting Crime, By Lori Designs and CMC Copic Challenge Group.  I thought it would be fun to do a year in review on things I made over the past year.  For the most part I picked something from each month.  I would love it if you would join me in this little adventure on your blogs. The post might get a little long so I am going to break it into 2 days so here it goes. Click on the links to take you to the original posts with all of the details.
Geisha Girl from C.C. Designs
The design is simple but this was really my first attempt at black hair that I was really happy with and this is just about the cutest digi.
Sailor Emma Box C.C. Designs
I just loved the way this box turned out.  I drew the little raft to put behind her and was really happy with the way it turned out.  I kept this box for me:)
Birthday Box Sugar Nellie
I made this for a present for my aunt.  I am not normally very good at using flowers like this but it worked out with the box and what a sweet image.
This card was so fun to make, I loved the cute images and making all of the flowers.
Light House Sweet 'n Sassy
This technique was so much fun and I liked the masculine look of the card, in fact I think I might try it again.
This is different for me but I really loved the way the butterflies turned out.

Well there you have it six of my favorites for the year.  I will be back to share the rest.  Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

By Lori Designs Inspiration for the New Year

How is everyone surviving the last minute countdown to Christmas? I still have cards to mail, baking to do and presents to wrap but it is all good.  Today is a bit of a sad post as it is my last one as a member of the By Lori Designs Team.  I can't believe how fast the DT term went by.  Lori Boyd is such a talented lady and a wonderful person and I am so happy to have been apart of such a wonderful and talented group of ladies.  Today I made a calendar page for the much neglected hanger I have had for so long.  I used super cute Winter Ella along with a calendar download from Taylored Expressions that you can find HERE.

I am not sure I will be able to make any more posts this week with so much to do, so just in case I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and say Thank You for all of your visits and comments they mean the world to me.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas Suzanne

Today is a special post for a very special lady Suzanne Dean our fearless leader at Color Me Creative.  The Design Team at CMC has arranged a special Christmas surprise filled with presents and cards to let Suzanne know how much we love and appreciate her.
I can't tell you how honored I am to be on the CMC team.  I honestly wouldn't be blogging if it wasn't for Suzanne, her wonderful blog and Color Me Creative Classroom.  I found Scrap Bitz by accident almost 3 years ago now and I not only became inspired by her cards and coloring but so enjoyed reading her posts about her crazy adventures and family.  So my card today is totally inspired by you Suzanne.  Not your traditional Christmas card but it is custom made for you:)
I hope you like it!!  Thank you so much for your inspiration and for taking such good care of us. You are a wonderful and caring person and I am so happy to be on this team with such an amazing group of ladies.
Hair-E25, E31, E50 Skin-E11, E00, E000, R20 Clothes-BG23, BG11, BG10, C9,C7,C5,C3/E40, E42
Whiff of Joy Shopping Willow, Cuddlebug Snowflakes folder, Spellbinders Snowflakes and Martha Stewart punch, Glitz Pack Laced Grace,TPS Zebra vellum ,Diamond Stickles,MFT Die-namics Scalloped Sacllops
Bling It On - It's Christmas
Crop Stop-#50 Unique and Non-traditional Christmas
 Winter Wonderland Challenge-Be Different
Simply Create Too-#2 Embossing

I am currently enrolled in Copic Class #5 at CMC and I can't wait to practice over the holidays. Here is just a sneak peak of what there is to learn and you can find out all of the details HERE. 
Oh and don't forget to join in on the CMC Copic Challenge for huge prizes and a chance to give this holiday season.
Now it is time to head on over to Marie's blog for more Christmas Wishes and tomorrow, December 18th don't forget to visit Suzie and Hazel.  Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and your family!!

The Sweet Stop Sketch 139

Hi everyone!! It is time for The Sweet Stop Sketch and this time it is Sketch with a Spin- Use Chipboard which means there is a prize to win.  Unfortunately I didn't have any chipboard but here is my card.  I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Light Digi which is also available in a clear set and die cut along with Christmas Tags for the sentiment.

This will be that last sketch until next year so that the DT can take a little break to enjoy the holidays.  We would love it if you could join us and I hope you will take time to stop by and visit the rest of the wonderful Sugar Babies. 
The Fabulous Sugar Babies 
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

CMC Challenge HUGE Prizes and a Chance to Give

Hello my crafty friends!!  I am here today to tell you about a huge challenge going on at the CMC Copic Challenge Group so let me get right to the details.

 For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!
-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag 
4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries
Reading is Fundamental is the charity I have chosen to sponsor this season.  As you all know I am an avid reader and it amongst my very favorite things to do in my spare time.  I truly believe that literacy and reading opens up many doors in life for everyone.  Not only can you find joy in books but it opens your eyes to other cultures, places and people that is so worthwhile.  And just the fact that a huge part of life involves being able to read--to get through school, get a great job and navigate through life.  For me teaching children to read early on in life is a MUST yet so many children are not provided with the basic materials to learn to read.  So this charity is a non-profit that provides books to children and opportunities to bring literacy into areas that need
** To Donate to the Charity please go HERE***
CHALLENGE #33 will run until January 5th!
Your challenge this time is all about
** HOLIDAY JOY--in Golds. Creams & Whites**
Show your holiday joy with sparkling colors of GOLD, CREAM & WHITE!
(yes you can use some other colors like hair/skin/etc but the majority of colors should be Gold, Cream &  Whites)
We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, COPIC REFILLS OR COPIC AIRBRUSH SYSTEM (Or ProMarkers if you have them)
Hair-E57,E55,E53,E50 Skin-E11,E00,E000,E20 Wings-E43,E42,E41,E40 Dress-Y28,Y26,Y21,Y32
Accesssories- Stamp- Whimsy Digi Crissy Armstrong Little Christmas Angel MFT Die-namics Dizzy Doily, Stars and Gems Jolee's Boutique, Paper K&Company Elizabeth Brownd
CMC Copic Challenge- Cream, White and Golds
 Sunday's With Crissy-#24 Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes #99 Anything Christmas
iCopic Weekly Challenge #60 Holidays
Now it is your turn to head over to CMC and check out the inspiration Photos and the rest of the Design Team's amazing projects, you don't want to miss this challenge:)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Review and All That Scraps Digi DT Call

I have to say this post is a little hard to write.  After a year and a half I have decided to step down from the All That Scraps Digi Team.  It is hard because Christine gave me my first DT position and I am so grateful to her.  C.C. Designs were then and now among my favorite stamps.  The good news for the rest of you is there is a Design Team call for the All That Scraps Digi Team and you can find all the details on the ATS Blog.  I am going to miss all of the wonderful team and my leader Ria so much!!
Today the team is reviewing some of the winter digis.  I merged Sugar Plums Ski Bunny Trevor along with the Snowy Fence. The sentiment is from Amy R Stamps Holiday Greetings.  I used my hand cut cloud dies and sponged around them to create the sky and added Polar White Flowers Soft and Martha Stewart glitter for the snow. The layout is from December's  SFYTT but I did rotate it.
For my next project I created a snow filled ornament using the super sweet Polar Bear Digi.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and take a break from Christmas shopping to craft.


The Sweet Stop Sketch 138

I hope everyone had a good week.   It was another busy and fast one here.  We had a fun Friday night taking the kids to the Children's Theater and a trip to the River Walk to see the Christmas lights.  Now it is time to get those cards mailed, presents wrapped and the house ready for company.
The Sweet Stop Sketch is a great one for those last minute Christmas cards.  I was running short on time and decided a snowman would be perfect since there isn't as much to color.  I have had this stamp since last year from Sugar Nellie and finally inked this cutie up but I couldn't find it at Funky Kits.
Copics-R29, R27, R24/E43, E42, E41, E40/C7, C5, C3, C1/G28, G24
Paper Recollections Warm Wishes , Spellbinders Snow Flakes , twine, Sugar Nellie Snow Cozy

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Inspiration Tuesday With BLD

So it actually feels like winter in South Texas, I wasn't sure I would see it after the summer we had.  I am going to keep the post short this evening since I have a lot of cards to make this week.  Tuesdays are By Lori Designs Inspiration day so I have a couple of cards to share with you.
For my first card I used BLD Puddle Jumper Harper.  The paper is from The Paper Studio and I used my new Five Point Flowers Die from C.C. Designs. The sketch is this weeks Deconstructed Sketch DS29

The second card today was made by my Riley and she used Winter Dana .  Boy does this girl love to craft.  I will have to share a picture of the kids craft table soon...oh my I can't keep it picked up.
I guess that is it for today.  I will be back a few more times this week so I hope you will visit again soon.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Sweet Stop Sketch 137 and My Memories Winner

Welcome to December, I can't believe it is already here. How is that shopping going? Not to bad here except I don't know what I have bought..LOL.  I do shopping for a couple of people and have 2 birthdays to shop for so I get confused sometimes and my list keeps getting lost:)
Ink Spots
-The winner for the My Memories Digital Scrapbook is Rosalee (I used but couldn't figure out how to get it to show up here).  
-You still have a week to enter the CMC Copic Challenge (Multicolor or non-traditional hair colors).  You can win a great prize from Simply Betty and my absolute favorite paper Cryogen.
-Class 5 is officially open at The Color Me Creative Classroom and boy is it filled with great techniques.  You can get all of the details HERE .

So today I made a card for my daughter's teacher who will be having her baby soon.  I thought the kids in the class would get a kick out of this fun little baby from Sassy Cheryl's called Baby Girl Gift.  The sentiment is from Sweet n' Sassy called Tiny Yawns.

Don't forget the rest of the Sugar Babies have some wonderful inspiration before you get started on the sketch.

The Fabulous Sugar Babies 

Have a wonderful weekend!!
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