Friday, January 29, 2010

Love Ya!

Happy Friday friends!!!

Today my card was a last minute thought. Literally! It may look that way too. ;) This morning I started off not having anything to share with you, because I've been working on some projects for the upcoming release for the Wildflower Patch, which by the way is FEBRUARY 3rd!!! (I can hardly wait!!!) So I thought to myself I cannot go without posting something! So I put this together in less than 15 minutes! Yay for 15 minute cards! heeehee.
Here is the matching envelope and inside of my card.
Ok ladies that's it for me today. I've got to get back to work on my other projects! I cannot wait to show you!!! Let's just say that I thought outside of the "box"! :D

Card deets:
Papertrey Ink: CS, Ribbon, Buttons, Ink (fresh snow... this color ROCKS!)
Stamps: Unity (I won these a while back so I'm not sure where to direct you)
Kraft CS/Envelope: (Hobby Lobby)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Prince Ian and a Sneak Peek Snippet

Good morning all!
Today I'm sharing my Prince Ian card even though the TGF Relay was canceled. Those girls ROCKED over there at the Farm! Thanks girls for ALL of your hard work!!!

I'm still working on "highlighting", it's not the best right now, but practice practice practice! On this card it looks like there is light coming in from just about EVERY direction! heehee :D

I'm leaving you with a sneak peek snippet of whats to come Feb 3 from the Wildflower Patch. I cannot wait to show you what Jen has come up with! You will NOT be disappointed! :)

Cute, huh??? I SOOO love her and you will too! :D

Thanks for stopping by. TTYL!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Here are a few cards that I created that were shared on the Wildflower Patch blog Wednesday.

I will be back later with some sneak peeks for the upcoming February 3rd release at the Patch.

You will want these images too! Jen did another AMAZING job on this set! They are SOOOOO cute!!! :D

CHA Relay Day 3 Toby Cub

Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a fantastic week!
Let me start off by saying that today's image was quite the challenge for me. As you can tell I don't have ANY experience in the "fur" department, so I found this very hard to color. Guess I've grown accustomed to coloring people, but at least now I have this cute little cub to practice on! :D
Thank you all once again for stopping by today. I will leave you with the two photos below. I may be back a little later with something else to share.

Card Deets:
The Greeting Farm image, Copics, Papertrey Ink CS and Ribbon, The Paper Studio DP

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CHA Relay Day 2

Hooray! I've now got day 2 down for the Greeting Farms Cha Relay! :D

Today I decided instead of being wordy that I would leave you with a couple of pics . :D
Meet Charlotte.

I took this close up hoping that you could see her sparkly shoes, headband and scarf, but unfortunately you cant. Bummer!

Until next time my friends.

TTYL!!! :D

Card deets: Greeting Farm image, Papertrey CS and Ribbon, My Minds Eye PP, Copics, Spicas, Melissa Frances "Believe" embellie

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cha Relay Day 1

Goooood morning ladies!!!
I will make this post quick!
I decided to try out this Cha Relay race that the Greeting Farm has going on. Have you heard that you can get quite a few digis free??? How cool is that!?!! Go here to find out more! I can't guarantee that I will make ALL 6 days, but I sure am going to try! :D First image is this little cutie Mer Ian. Ohhh, and OMWord I've seen the preview of day 2's image and let me tell ya, you DONT want to miss! :D
Alrighty ladies, thats it for me today!!! Hope you all have a FANTASTIC week!
Card deets:
CS- Papertrey, Bazzill Bling and DCWV, Copics, MS Glitter, Paper Mart Ribbon

Sunday, January 24, 2010

No Girls Allowed

Hi everyone!
Today I have another project to share with you
that I've been working on for a couple of DAYS. I had to ask myself
on the second day of creating this , WHY do I get myself into
making these time consuming projects????
My answer... guess I just LOVE them! lol
As I was looking over the, Wildflower Kids No Girls Allowed, stamp
set I knew I wanted to make some type of club house or
tree house for Sage and Rye.
Here is my feeble attempt at making distressed wood for
their "tree house". :D
For the faux wood I used Kim's idea here, however I did
have to improvise on a few things that she used in her
tutorial. For the window I used the
Quickutz Window that I purchased from DCRU and the tree limbs
I made using my Cricut. I was a little afraid to make
any type of markings on the limbs to make them more life like.
At this point in the game I sure did not want to start over on anything! lol
Maybe next time I will try to spruce up the trees! :)
I knew that this tree house had to have Dutch doors. How fun!! I used
brads for the door handles and a circle punch for the window. Also
I used acetate for the window panes.
Thank you all so much for sharing your day with me! If you have
ANY questions regarding my project today please don't hesitate to ask!
Just leave your question in the comment section below.
TTYL!!! :D
Was going to mention one other thing... The top portion of the door is open... Maybe
I will take a few more pics at different angles so you can see. :D

Friday, January 22, 2010


Hello Everyone!!! Happy Friday to you!! :)
Today I have Valentine Lily to share with you.
She is super cute and TONS of fun to color! You can
find her over at the Patch! She is digi, so that
means instant gratification! I think I'm beginning to lean
more towards digis than rubber! Not to say
that I don't like my rubber, because I do! :) With digis though
you don't really have to sit there and wait for your ink
to dry or worry about if you are using the right type of ink with
the right type of paper! I {heart} digis!

Well, I will not keep you here any longer. Remember you can find
Valentine Lily and a bunch of other cuties in Jens shop,
Thanks so much for visiting today! :D
Card deets:
CS- Papertrey, SEI, PP-SEI,
Copics, Ribbon- Papertrey, Digi-The Wildflower Patch Valentine Lily,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Goooood afternoon everyone!!! :D
I have a couple of things to share with you today. Hmmm, which part do
I share first?... Ok ok... The MOST exciting news first! Cuzzz I am
bursting at the seams to tell you! :D
Does everyone know Jen from the Wildflower Patch?? If not, I would
recommend you hopping over to her place to get to know her!
She is SUPER sweet and has her very own stamp line and she
is one AMAAAZZZING artist and crafter! She exudes with skill and talent!
With that being said, she had a DT call of few weeks back and I submitted
an application and I GOT ONE of the positions!!! WOOO HOOO!!
Talk about doin the HAPPY dance when I got the email telling me
that I was chosen to be a part of this AMMMAZZZZING team!! I can
hardly wait to work with these SUPER EXTRAORDINARY talented ladies!! :D
Thank you once again Jen for such an incredible opportunity to work
with you and your amazing stamp line! I'm BEYOND thrilled to
be apart of your passion!!!
Now onto my card for the day. Here we have one of the Wild Sprouts
from the Greeting Farm. Isn't she a cutie?? I LOVE her and I'm sure you
will be seeing more of her in the near future! :D

Ok... Thanks for allowing me to spill all of my excitement out today. I won't keep you
here any longer. Now, go seeeee Jen over at the Patch!!!
TTYL!!! :D :D :D

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Hey everyone!!
This post will be QUICK!!! Cuzzz, I DON'T like the way this turned out, soooo I wont waste anymore time. :D Sometimes my "great" ideas are not soooo great! Ha! Thanks for looking anyways. TTYL! :) Gotta go work on something thats worthy of talking about. :D

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Good morning everyone!!! Happy Sunday to you!

Remember yesterday when I mentioned that the wheels were already spinning for my next project? Well, mossssst of if came to pass! Yay! As you can see below I tried creating a scene for this super Sassy Studio Design image. This is one of their new releases called, "I'm Every Woman". Cute huh?

I paper pieced the tub, claws and woman. I stickled the bubbles after applying a little Copic B00. As I sit here looking at this now I know I should have used an embossing folder for the top portion of the wall. Ugh, maybe next time! :) ... IF there's a next time. Let me tell ya there was a LOT of small pieces to cut and other "fun" (a little hint of sarcasm there) intricate details. The towels appear to be lopsided in the photo, but IRL they are not. I promise I lined up those towels! Ha!

Soooo would you like to know what the "S" stands for on the monogrammed towel set? :D Sassy Studio Spa!!! LOL!!! My hubs asked, "why didn't you put a "C" for Cantrell". I told him, because thats NOT me in that tub!, and "cuzzzz it's a Sassy design"! Duh! Kidddding!
Here's a close up.

Shhheeeesh! I've kept you here a LONG time! I apologize for that! Thanks so much for hanging out with me today! TTYL!

Card Deets:

Cardstock- Papertrey Ink, PP- DCWV, Image- Sassy Studio Design, Aluminum Foil, Spellbinders, and Copics.

Skin; Roo,Eoo, E93, Hair; E33, 35, 37, 57. (if you have questions about anything else just let me know)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's Your Day

Happy Saturday everyone!!!
Just a quick post to show you what I created last night... and this morning. lol :D
My mind is already turning for my next project. Hopefully it will come to pass. I get all these great ideas and then can never make anything of it!
Hope each of you enjoy the rest of your weekend! TTYL!
Card Deets:
Card stock and patterned paper-Papertrey Ink
Image- The Greeting Farm
Ribbon- PaperMart
Glitter- Martha Stuart
Copics- Skin; Roo, Eoo, E93. Hair; E29, 35, 37, 57. Dress; B97, 95, 93. Jacket; C7, 5, 3. Flower; C1, 3, B00, 04
Hairband, shoes and necklace is Martha Stuart glitter

Friday, January 15, 2010

XOXO and a Really Cool Bag

Hello everyone!
Today I'm using the Greeting Farms Dressy Edward on a little Valentines that I made.
Do you ever have cards that you make and just want to chunk into yesteryear? Well, I sure do! This unfortunately is one of them! Ha! Don't get me wrong I love the image, but everything else really needs to go bye bye! Maybe I need to stop working on Valentines and start on something like Easter or Mothers day. lol
Anyways enough of me rambling! lol
I really like the way Edwards hair came out. Thanks to Jen for putting up a really nice tutorial on her blog. She made it look easy peasy! Now, my results are not the exact same as hers, but she so inspired me to think in a different direction when coloring hair. Thanks Jen!!! :)
One last thing before you go I have a bag to share with you that I received from Virginia of InStyle Stamps. Check out how cuuuute this bag is! I LOVE it! It's very roomy and sturdy and will hold a lot of crafting supplies when you are on the go or it will hold a nice amount of groceries. If you are wondering how you can get your hands on one of these go here to get all the deets! One way to get this bag is just pay $2.50 shipping and THAT'S IT! Wow! Great deal!
Thanks SOOO much for stopping by! :)

Card Details:Cardstock is Papertrey-PP, Picture corners and XOXO Target Dollar bin, Computer generated sentiment, Heart hardware Colorbok

Skin- E00, 51, 93
Hair- E31, 33, 35, 37, 29, 08
Shirt- C1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Shoes- C3, 5, 7
Tie- R29 & Spica Red
Shirt- RV11

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Be Mine

Hello everyone!!! Happy Thursday to you!
Sorry I'm running a bit late today, but
Blogger seemed to be having some issues.
Anyways, today I have yet another sweet little
Valentines to share with you. The image as you know
is from the Greeting farm.

I had the worst time trying to highlight

this chickas dress! Finally I gave up and just

colored it all one color! Ha!

Well, I won't keep you here any longer as

I am heading out the door to spend some time

with my hubby who has been out of town for

the past few weeks! I'm sooo glad he is home!

See you all soon! :D

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Hello everyone!!

Just want to say a BIG thank you

to each of you for stopping by so faithfully

each day and being so kind with the

comments that you leave. It truly means

more to me then you will ever know!

My card for you today is pretty

black and white... literally! :)

I used a few different Spellbinder dies to create the
backdrop; the Fleur De Lis Pendant and the Floral Accent and
then used my Cricut for the hearts. Card stock
is Papertrey Ink and the black

and white patterned paper is from Me and My Big Ideas.

BTW, I LOVE this pp pack because of the different textures

each page offers. For example the pp I used

on this card has a velvety feel. Really nice to the


Thanks again for stopping by. Hope each of you have
a fantastic happy day!! :)

See ya soon!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Adore/Be Mine

Happy Monday morning to you! :D

I have a simple little Valentines that

I made last night to share with you today.

Much softer than yesterdays pictures.

The DP is from K&Co called Cut n Paste.

Have you seen it? It's very girlie and definitely

right up my alley! I just LOVE it!!

Hope each of you have a fantastic

Monday!! Thanks for stopping by! :D

Sunday, January 10, 2010

You Make My Heart Smile

Good afternoon everyone!

Today I will make this quick for you.

I'm sharing another Greeting Farm image called Dressy Ebony.

She is a digital image so if you choose to

you can hurry on over to the farm

and start playing with her today!

Here is a close up of Ebony in

all her bling! :D I know the colors are

bright, hopefully I don't blind

you today. ;p

I used Terracotta Tile and Pure Poppy

card stock from Papertrey and

they are blending

together in these photos. Bummer!

Sorry for keeping you here longer

than I said I would.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Little Dirt...

... Never hurt!

Good afternoon everyone! Hope each of you
are enjoying your day thus far!
Today I'm sharing with you Rye, one of
the CUUUUTEST kiddos
from the Wildflower Patch.

Lets not forget this sentiment, which was LOVE at first site for me!

It brought back SO many fond memories as a child.

Fun times!

Remember, you can find this cute kid and sentiment

along with MANY more images from

Jen's shop, The Wildflower Patch!

Have a FANTASTIC weekend everyone and

THANK YOU for stopping by! :D

Recipe: Stamp/Sentiment-The Wildflower Patch, Copics, CS-Papertrey, DP-MyMindsEye-LaundryLine

Friday, January 8, 2010


View at your own risk! lol

Today I have a card that I made for my DH for his birthday yesterday. He hit the big 40!
Please let me explain that I in NOOOOO way
have ever looked like this cat in
my whole life! (I will pretend in a former
life that I did. heehee)
Nor do I think he
has ever dated a cat like this
in the whole 40 years
he has been around!
A girl could only dream (me..anyways) to have legs
all the way up to
her neck! lol
This is an image I found at Sassy Studio Designs
and I thought it would make
a cute birthday card.

Recipe: CS-Papertrey, Stamp-Sassy Studio, Copics

I was also able to add a little pink!
Thanks for stopping by! Y'all are the BEST!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
I am having some problems uploading to blogger this morning. Ugh! I've been trying for over an hour now to upload just ONE image. Not real sure what the issue is, but nonetheless I will have something to share with you shortly! :) Is anyone else having the same problem?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Color Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday to you!
Here is my take for the
color inspiration challenge over at DCRU.
We were supposed to use the colors found in this DCRU image.

Here is my card.

Now, I still have such a long way to go on blending

and highlighting with my Copics. So NOOO laughing. lol... J/k..

I laugh at myself ALL the time! :D

Recipe: CS/PP Papertrey, Copics, Prima Flowers, Cricut/Cartrige-Plantin Schoolbook

Hope each of you have a great day! Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In Style Stamps

Here is a little trivia fun from Virginia of InStyle Stamps.
(*Note* These are my answers. If you want to learn more about this post please visit the InStyle Stamps blog.)

Here are the trivia questions:

1. Carol Duvall is the host of what popular show on HGTV? The Carol Duvall Show

2. What celebrity debuted their line of craft products at Winter CHA Anaheim in 2009? Hint...She's Hot! Paris Hilton

3. Name 2 of the 3 styles of images InStyle Stamps offers? Anime , Retro Rubber
4. What rhymes with mickles and you use it on cards and other crafty projects? Stickles

5. How many couple stamps does InStyle offer? 5 (6 if you want to count Joyce and Marcy)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hello everyone, I'm back with yet another Anya image from the Greeting Farm. :)

I had this bright idea that I would put a city background behind Anya to make her appear like she had been out shopping, well, someone else beat me to it! As I sat here last night "googling" for HOURS trying to find the perfect city back drop I found it! BUT, the city was created and used by another crafter so I knew immediately that I could not use it. Bummer!! Never fear, because my Cricut was near. LOL!!!
For this city background I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. No, its not what I initially had intended, but it worked at the time. I basically felt like I had filleted this card and I wanted to just get it out of my sight ASAP before it ended up at the bottom of the "city" dump!

Hope each of you have a FANTASTIC Tuesday!!! :)

Recipe: All paper and cs Papertrey, Copics, Stamp; The Greeting Farm

Monday, January 4, 2010

If Friends were Flowers...

...I'd pick YOU!
Good morning everyone!! So happy you decided to stop by here today; it means the world! :)
Today I have one of the Anya's from the Miss Anya Collection by the Greeting Farm. {singing- Ohhhh, how I looovvve thee Miss Anya!} Please pardon my outburst! Ha! Once in a great while I get carried away with myself. ;)
I will not keep you here any longer on this busy Monday morning. I pray that each of you have a happy and blessed week!

Recipe: PP, CS, Ribbon and Sentiment all Papertrey, Copics

Sunday, January 3, 2010

All New

Good Morning everyone!!! :)

Today I have some great news to share with you. The Wild Flower Kids have their very own store!!! It's called The Wild Flower Patch! How cute is that?!?!
Jen is the amazing artist and owner of these adorable kids. Here is Violet looking oh so sweet in her baby doll dress and blingy accessories! This sweet image was released just yesterday. She is a doll!

I paper pieced Violets dress, shoes and accessories and added some Martha Stuart glitter to make her really stand out. All card stock and patterend paper is Papertrey.

One last thing, there is a design team call over at the "Patch". Hurry over if you are interested in working with these ADORABLE images!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Ohhh how I LOVE Lottie!!! She has the most precious face with her big eyes and cute lips! Lottie is one of the Twinkle Tots from the Greeting Farm. I {heart} The Greeting Farm, but who doesn't!?!

Hope you all have a great day! :)

Friday, January 1, 2010


Hi everyone! :)

Today I have a sweet little "LOVE" card to share with you; again using my Cricut. You may be seeing a LOT of cards from me using this machine since it's my new toy. It really does the work for you. Ha! Whew, I needed something like that! lol...

All the solid color cardstock is Bazzill Bling Birthstones, which I LOVE! If you have never seen this stuff it is "blingy/sparkly"! The patterned paper is from DCWV, Sweet Stack.