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Friday, April 20, 2012

So it's been awhile...

Hello hello hello!
Ok I know I have been missing for some time and I do apologize and all but as you may remember I had this thing called a baby. Just so you know she is adorable and I am of course wrapped up in her and the boys all the time so it can be a bit much to think of actually getting back to work. But I have to start eventually! Here goes!

First, I have been busy with crafts, learning new stuff or just making stuff for the kids. I just haven't taken pictures... Yes I have a camera full of pictures of a cute baby girl and her brothers but non of those tulle balls, tutus, blanket, crocheted blankets( so not finished either! ) or wreath mobile I made... Must remedy that!

Second, I missed you all... I tried to keep reading blogs and keeping in the "know" but ahhh it is so time consuming. I miss the design teams but I think I am going to venture forth with the knowledge I learned from everyone and put something together that is just my own... Stay tuned for info! Working out the kinks in my head.

Third, I have had a few medical things come up in the past few months that make me think about things even more than normal and put things in perspective. My family means the world to me, No one can take that from me.

Lastly for today... I just wanted to say thank you to you all for sticking it out the past few months. It really means a lot to me! Hugs

Stay tuned for more of my adventures coming soon... Ok really soon you will be able to look and sol

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Shhhhh..... Tell Everyone!

Hello Hello! 
I just wanted to let you all know about a wonderful opportunity ! If you  have every been interested in joining a Design Team then now is your chance!  DtsArt  is looking for a New Design Team!
 Click on this link HERE to take you to read all about the Design Team call! I'm telling you ... Do not to miss out on this fabby opportunity ! The images are great and Dardi is awesome!
You can check out all the awesome  digital stamps & SVG files she has to offer HERE.

Ok now go tell all your crafty friends about the call and post it to your blogs! 
I hope to see you  on the team! Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What have I been up to?! Update!

Hey everyone it has absolutely bee forever since I last posted!
 Ugh.. life just tends to sneak up on you get you seriously busy and then BAM! you notice it's been months! LOL.... 
Ok so first off Griffin has been to so many Drs the past 2 months,  every week he has his speech & Occupational / Physical therapy then we have been to a new specialist every week or so to check on various things.  He is such a sweet & loving kid.
Rory is Rory... Getting big ... thinking he is Black Star & Iron man... LOL Playing with trains and cars ... oh and his Airplane and helicopter!  He shows me his muscles and tells me he is strong...

& of course Me  Still wearing my pre pregnancy clothes! I have gained 5 lbs. Yay!!   Baby is doing well and in a few weeks I will get to find out what this little one is so that is exciting! 
Ok so what else have I been up to...  ( besides cooking this little one) Wellllllll........ I am  no longer the Design team leader for Digis with Attitude. But... I decided to take up an awesome opportunity with Scrapbook News & Review Magazine.
 Now I am not allowed to publish any of the stuff I have made for them for 30 days after the subscription soooo I  am afraid there is still more time to go till I can actually  post them. BUT if you  want to check out the Magazine you can get a subscription and right now they are running a big special for the big 3rd anniversary!  1 yr subscription for $24.00 ( that's 40% off)

Scrapbook News & Review has so much fabulous content jam packed into each issue, that we're now offering Scrapbook News and Review Magazine TWICE A MONTH! It's true! And it's been met with some serious enthusiasm and jumping for joy.
For the first part of the month, we publish all the inspiration and calls and articles and then for the second part of the month, we publish all the tutorials and primers and technique articles. You really have to check it out to see just how amazing it is.
There's nowhere else on the planet that you can get this much info and education in one place at one time for $24! So don't delay...subscribe today. And while you're at it, wish us a Happy Birthday! I'll even let you blow out the candles if you wanna!

Special pricing ends Friday, April 15th at midnight EST.

Grab a subscription before you forget!

Thanks for stopping by... tomorrow I  will have a new project up for DstArt! (That term is just getting started again.) Check out my  very cute Altered canister for Easter !

Monday, February 14, 2011

Super Sweet Sale at MyGrafico today!

What a Sweet Sale MyGrafico has going on today.
Stop By The Store Today and save big on all those sets you  have wanted to get!

40% Off !!!

FEBRUARY 14TH - Sale ends Midnight.


Hi Again everyone,
I sure hope things find you well this Beautiful Valentines Day!
I for one Love Valentines Day,
it's sweet to show the one you  love how much you  love them & how much you cherish your relationship... 
I think this goes for friendship, kids and your family as well.

Griffin & I made Valentines Day Cards for his friends and teachers .
We made up some nice treat bags for them all as well.
 This week I got to make some fun cards with the
Cheri Wenger Digital Stamp set

Sweetness Collection
I really loved this set and I made a few cards with it.

Remember to join us in our Monthly challenge!
You can find the link to add your entry in the top of our Challenge Blog... it is easy and what a great chance to have your project seen by everyone! As Always it is Anything Goes!

Thanks for stopping by to check out today's inspiration!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Digi's with Attitude #17

Hello Everyone !
I bring you today the Digi's with Attitude Challenge #17
 If you  can do Anything puffy or poofy on your  projects it Qualifies.
This week we have a nice treat for you all!
We have two sponsors this week
one is as always is DWA for 10.00 in the DWA store.
Also... Stampin' Dragon is our other sponsor and Oh Boy!
They have offered a 10.00 Gift certificate as well!

For my project this week I made a camping card
Once again I used Martha Stewart punches... 3 dot scallop, cornice, and the rose leaf.
I also used prisma color pencils, and  butterfly gems.
No Sentiment on the card but rh the inside reads, You  light my fire and melt my marshmallows, Happy Valentines Day!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Freebie just for you...

Hello everyone!
I have made a little freebie sentiment set for all you Digital stampers!

Just something I made for a few cards I had to make, Hope you  can use them.


Sweet Fairy Purse

Welcome back to Mygrafico's Monday feature!

Just a reminder to enter our ANYTHING GOES MONTHLY CHALLENGE!!
Any Project you have made from the beginning of the month to the end of the month Qualifies!
 We just want to see your work! 
Check out the top of this blog for our challenge entry Linky &  Rules!

This week we all got to work with  a lovely set by Mels Brushes called Fairy Glade
This set is Personal use & Commercial use OK & comes is the following formats...
 Vector EPS
Transparent PNGs
High quality JPEGS
Photoshop brush set

I made a treat  purse to stuff some goodies into.
This purse is made from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & more Cartridge.
I used some Metallic Pearl White paper by the paper company.
I used tulle and made a bow then used some metallic rick rack to make the purse handle.

I added the digi stamp collage to the purse flap.
 Then I added some more Tulle ( which I Stapled to the purse)
 I also added Rosettes & some String Pearls.
I also used the Hydrangea edge punch by Martha Stuart &
 added some I-Rock Rhinestones to the purse flap.

 On the back side of the Purse  I used a Fiskers Babies Sentiment because it talks about fairies.
I also used some more I-Rock Rhinestones  scattered about.

I just love how this little project turned out. 

OK that is it for today! Look  forward to seeing all your work in the challenge this month!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Baking up some love

I don't know about you  but I just love all the cute paper punches from Martha Stewart.
I try to use one on every project  though sometimes it doesn't happen...
This little cutie is the Swirling lace edge (PAP set)  I totally love it. =D
The stamp is a digital stamp from 
 The sentiment I used is from the Stampin' Up! set "Hang in there" ( I think that's the name anyway! )
it's a super cute set that has been retired but you  can still find it out there if you look . =D

I colored this with the Prisma Pencils ( yes I know I am on a prisma pencil kick! SORRY COPICS! LOL)
 I just love them they are so smooth and give great coverage and can be blended very easily.

I will be  posting more new cards and projects ...
I have been busy busy busy!
Oh and I have a surprise for all of  my followers on Sunday!
   It's yummy I tell ya! =D
Thanks for stopping by see ya real soon. =D

Digi's with Attitude! #16 Color Challenge!

Hello Everyone! =D
I cannot belive it's FRIDAY already!
Where did the week go??
 Well for me anyway the Blizzard snowed us in. No school or work everyone was home!
 I worked on some projects got caught up on  laundry and did a whole lot of dishes..
One of the things I worked on was this Valentine card for Digi's with Atttitude!  It is a new Digi stamp that hasn't been released yet but today is the big day! Yay!!!  So head on over to the shop and snap this pretty little lady right up for your lovely Valentines day Projects.

So to make my card I started out using some pearlised pink paper I got awhile ago I forget who makes it and I'm just to lazy to go look! =P  Hehehe...
I used my big huge Martha Stewart  punch for the first  layer ( I messed up a bit because I used the wrong measurements, I didn't realise the big ones had a different formula! Dang you  Martha! LOL) It's ok though i  made some flowers and colored some white rosettes pink to cover my boo boo's . =D
 Then I used some net tulle,  Stapled it to the paper then added a strip of pop foam tape to adhear the next layer ( the white paper) for which I used another one of those wonderful punches again ;)

I inked the edges of the white layer then added my Valentine tween ( popped)  on top.
I colored her with Prisma Colored pencils .

Can you  belive I just colored my white roseettes pink with my copic marker!
Looks fabulous and works really well, Gotta Love your copics! =D
now for the Digi's with Attitude! Challenge info... Teeheee...
(I swear I wouldn't forget that! It's important!)

This week is
Challenge #16  
Color Challenge !
Pink &White  (OR) Red &White

As long your project has PINK & WHITE (or) RED & WHITE on it
you're all good !
See our challenge guidelines here

 Our sponsor this week is:

Winners (one for every 25 entries) will receive

 The Digi's With Attitude! Monthly freebie is HERE
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you  liked my Valentines day card! =D

Riefka Thank You Sale!

WOW! Lookie at this  huge sale! 40% off  ...  I should go shopping. =D

Riefka 3-Day Thank You Sale!
Feb 4-6
40% off everything
Shop Link:

Thursday, February 3, 2011



Shop link:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Well the Blizzard has left us buried in and I dread going out to shovel!
I took some pictures but I haven't gotten them on the computer yet so look for those later ...
I am busy at the crafting table making some cards & wanted to share one I had made just the other day.
The Artist is  JUST SOME LINES
if you  click on the name you will be taken to the store...
I didn't see these in the store anymore but their are some other cute cupcake stamps.
So be sure to check them out if you  have a chance. =D

I used my copics to color the cupcake then stickles the crap out of it like I normally do, ;)
the sentiment is from TLC Creations.
Click on the name  & it will bring you to the store.
I have bought several  sets from them and love all the different sentiments & styles.

I like how the card ended up,  A nice Clean & Simple card for someone special .
Thanks for stopping by today! I will be sharing lots more cards soon .. I have been busy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial! Embossing & Color Pencil Tutorial.

Hello again everyone thanks for stopping by for my Tuesday Tutorial!
I am busy  preparing for the bad snow storm at the moment
 so this is a bit later than I orignally planned Sorry!
Yesterday I shared my Dilek Cute panda bear  card 

which is what I am going to  use as my tutorial card...
 For this project  I am using Prisma Colored Pencils...
I love this particular brand so much.
All the pencils give you a really good quality color coating &
 are fabulous to blend together with a clear blender pencil.
I don't know what other pencils give you as good a quality final image  because 
I have always used these no need to  try others when your happy with what you have. ;)

 If you want to  shout out what colored pencils you like to use then add a comment and I will add the suggestions to the instructions for future readers! =D

For this project I first used my Cuttlebug dry embosser to emboss my card topper (simple cardstock)
First  measure the card &  topper to fit the embossing folder you are using.
 Make sure the cardstock fits the embossing folder
Next Place the cardstock topper in the embossing folder
Then place your embossing folder in between the Cuttlebug plates
For embossing folders sandwich stack is ( Plate A , Plate B Embossing folder, then Plate B)
If you use thin paper then you  may also need to place a shim to make it thicker.
Place the stack in the Cuttle bug then roll it through. Sometimes you have to give it a shove as you  go. =D
Next You get to color! Yay!
Now  to start off you will need your colored pencils & a clear blender pencil.
(some people use Gamisol or baby oil to blend as well)
I started out coloring the raised embossed cardstock design
with the lightest color first.
You  are just  going to  color the part that you want to be the lightest  part
 of the final design.
Next move on to the next darker color in the color and pencils you have chosen.
You want to color how you want the dark shading to show.
keep going with the next color in the shading in your color group.
As you can see  the bamboo is starting to look very good with highlights & low lights.
I like to play around till I like how the colors look together.
but I always go light to dark  you can always go darker but it is hard to go back to lighter.
you can  use your lighter pencils to blend the colors together or use the
clear blender pencil ( or gamisol or baby oil)
when your done  with all the colors just go over a few of your darker spots a bit check that you haven't missed a spot you want colored  then...
go back over the whole image with the clear blender pencil  to  blend and smooth the colors together for
a final time to  clean up any  missed sections or rough edges...
Then your off to start the next part which is for me the Panda bear...
now I just colored it with Black really dark and no shading but if you wanted to have shading you  would use you lighter colores such ans white and greys first...
You can see my final panda here...
After I colored the panda I mounted it to the card  with some raised foam tape.
then added some Viva Decor glass effect gel to the leaves to add some interest.
I also stamped the autumn leaves sentiment to the side & layered the card topper on some black cardstock to give it a bit more definition.
Once again the final result.

OK  so that  is it for this tutorial today!
I hope to cover more coloring tips and techniques soon!
Hope this has inspired you to pull out those coloring pencils and  color to your hearts content!
 Don't forget to join our new Anything goes Challenge!
 A whole month of anything goes ! whoohoo!
Just add your entry  link to the linky tool  at the top of the page!
Thanks and have a Great Day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

MyGrafico Monday's Anything Goes challenge!

Well we had a great time yesterday at Chucky Cheese for Rory's 2nd Birthday! 
Still can't belive it has been  that long since he was born.. My  how time flys! 

Anyway, Thanks for stopping by today
 for the MyGrafico Monday Anything Goes Challege!
today is the last entry day for this months but  don't worry  the next one starts tomorrow !
I am loving the month long challenge... and seems all of you  do to! We have had so many  entries I am actually overwelmed trying to reply to them all! =D not that I am complaining!  I am very happy that the change has been so successful!
 I love anything goes challenges! =D

Ok so this week  we got to  work with the
 They are $3.00 ! That is such a great deal for these cuties!
They are really good quality digital stamps.
Anyway...when I made this card I wanted a really clean look to it  and I love how it turned out.
In addition to the digi stamp (which I popped up with scotch foam tape)
 I used the Cuttle bug Asian embossing set -  Bamboo folder
isn't it the cutest! 
 I love how it turned out once I colored it with Prisma colored pencils...
I then addded Viva glass effects to the leaves.
 I also used Autumn leaves clear stamp set - "Forever " for my sentiment on the side.

 I have a "coloring" picture tutorial that will be on the MyGrafico challenge blog and on my own blog here on Tuesday! So check it out if you want to see step by step how I made this card. =D

 Oh and don't forget today  is the last day  for this months Anything Goes Challenge!
 But don't worry another one will be starting on the first for the whole month! 
 Join in & have some fun.. The more entrants we get the more prizes to be given out!

Hope to see you all joining in soon! Good Luck! =D

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rory turns 2 & a Guy Valentine's Day card!

Good Morning!
Today is Rory's 2nd  Birthday so we are heading to Chucky Cheese
 for some lunch & lots of fun later.
He already received his gifts from Mommy, Daddy & Griffin which he is very excited about...
He received a Cars (Lighting McQueen) ride on , 2 sets of the Disney cars die cast,
& a Little Tikes Car bed! 


I have been  busy working at  my desk making lots of special cards
& one of them is this one for valentine's day for a guy...
I don't know about you but Guy cards are kinda harder for me to  do because (most) guys
don't want a frufru girly glittery floral kind of card... LOL
Soooo I went for a Clean and simple style card  made with
it's only $5.00! and has some really cute images on it.

I hand wrote the sentiment.. ( yes I know I  need to work on  my Penmanship! LOL) ,
colored with Prisma pencils, & added some stickles to the corners to add a tiny but of embellishment.
Thanks for looking !

Don't forget to add any  of your projects to the Anything Goes Challenge at MyGrafico! Challenge is open till the 31st, Winners will be announced that Wednesday! The more people to enter the more prizes!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mermaid Board Book! Digi's with Attitude! #15

Challenge #15

Use Digi People!
 As long your project has a digi person
you are good to go!
 See our challenge guidelines here

So this week at Digi's with Attitude! we released the Mermaid Tween which I so totally  love. I just had to make a project for my Little niece who is a little mermaid in her own right ;D 
My sister (The little mermaid's Mommy) has done her room up  in  mermaids
& last year I made a cute frame for her... I have worked on another album since (still not completed) & Now this! It is going to be a counting / number book! =D I  might even laminate it to make it live longer.

It looks alot better in  person  but I couldn't get a good  picture of the sheen of the papers... they are that  peralized looking paper and looks really neat, it's not completed yet but I love the cover so far...
I am going to add a title (still working on one Any Suggestions) 
 & adding  more stickles to the diecuts... Oh !
I will also be adding more ribbons and such to the  rings...

  the diecuts are from  the Cricut cartridge Spongebob Squarepants
( bubbles, seaweed, jellyfish)

I colored my mermaid with  copic & prisma markers
the added stickles.
I also added some pretty  jewles to the sea weed! LOL... Glam it up right?

Our sponsor this week is:

Winners (one for every 25 entries) will receive

Don't forget the Digi's With Attitude! monthly freebie is HERE

 Thanks for stopping by!