Thursday, December 31, 2009

Calendar 2010 - January -April

This little bear has stickles applied to her apron and diamond glaze to the hearts. The paper is from bo bunny. I used a lot of this paper for Christmas cards but thought it worked equally well for a Valentine's type paper. Isn't that just the cutest heart clip with the ribbon tied around it. I forgot I had those until I was searching for something to add to this. The bear is popped with foam tape.

The little lamb has white fun flock on the head, body and legs. The flowers are tiny flowers from "You Got Flowers" by prima manufacturing. The big "pearls" are baubles string of pearls from embellashments.

 My dd recently gave me a bunch of old jewelry she never wears so I cut the posts of these butterfly earrings and added them to the tree scene. The tree is popped with foam tape because I couldn't cut off enough of the stem of earrings.The tree is stamped with a rose colored versamagic chalk ink and then colored with pencils to give it some variation in color. Some fuchsia flower soft was added to the tree and some candy pink stickles. The butterflies on the other side were punched out of a dark purple bazzill cardstock and then painted with a purple Twinkling H2O.  Silver stickles was applied for the body.

See you soon with the next installment of "Calendars". 

Monday, December 28, 2009

Whimsy Snowman

This stamp is from the fall & winter whimsy set my tac.  It is colored with prisma color pencils with just a touch of copics for some shading.  The bird's had has fun flock on it and the snow is polar white from flower soft. the nose and star have diamond glaze on them. The snowflake is a die cut from sizzix and the overlay is a decoration on a package I received on a Christmas present. It feels good to be creating again.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Sorry, I am not posting right now. I am trying to finish painting my living room. Soon I will be done, I hope.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Little Helper

This little boy is from Susana's Store. He is called Little Helper and that is just what it looks like he is doing. He is colored with copics. The circle stamp is from the angel company as is "Happy Birthday".

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More poinsettias

Can you tell I really like poinsettias? This one is from stubby stampers. All are embossed with Egyptian gold from Judikins. The borders around the poinsettias are a nestabilities labels. I used the center for some and the edge around for the other two. Two have gold stickles for the centers. The other two are pearls that I dyed with Rangers alcohol ink.  

Monday, December 7, 2009


I just fell in love with this image when I saw it.  It is from Penny Black and colored with copics. The lamb has fun flock applied. The heart has diamond glaze on it. The star has sulyn glitter and the rays have stickles. The snowflake is cut from a sizzix die and has stickles and a dew drop from Robin's nest. The dp is from bo bunny.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Class Cards

These are a couple of simple cards I made for my class of junior high students to make. It is probably the last class I will teach at my homeschool co-op as my last child is graduating this year.  It's hard to believe that I am almost done after homeschooling for 21 years.  I now have to decide what I want to do when I grow up.  Well back to the cards.  This first one is from stamps happen and is colored with pencils.  There is a bit of straw from JudiKins glued on with diamond glaze. The middle button has stamper's floss tied on and curled. The paper is from JoAnn's. The second card has a retired stamp from the angel company, again colored with pencils. The swirl is cut from a sizzix die. Paper from JoAnn's again. Both have a bit of sulyn glitter on the star.  It was fun seeing how the kids did the cards. Some colored differently than I did or put or arranged the layers differently. It is great to see what they come up with because sometimes there ideas are better than my own.  One of the great things about teaching is that you learn so much.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Celestial Angel

I got this image yesterday and so wanted to play with it but we decided to rip up the old carpeting so we can refinish the hardwood floors.  This image is made by Penny Black but I got it at here.  She is colored with copics. I got some more skin colors and am much happier with the results of her face.  The wings are painted with shimmerz.  Gold stickles are on her horn. The dress has crystal stickles. Red stickles outline the heart.  The swirls are done with a sizzix dye and then cut apart.  Little heart brads are around the swirls as are a couple of gold dew drops from Robin's nest.