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I am a freelance illustrator, artist and paper crafter. I hope you will set back, have a peek around my blog, check out my archives and enjoy!
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Some Of My Favorite Creations To Date

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"I Love U" Mice Card

This card was done with another "Whimsy Stamps" stamp. I think they are really cute with their big floppy ears! The papers are "DCWV Pocket Full of Posies" and Core'dinations.
What do you think?
Remember to click on the pictures to enlarge.


~~~~~~ Attention....The blog candy give away is now closed. The winner was Jacilynn~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hello All!
I finally think I have got my blog looking pretty good so I want to show it off! LOL!
I am giving away some pretty awesome blog candy ...if I say so myself! I went shopping and found this really cute 12" by 12" glitter paper stack by "The Paper Studio" and some bling that I thought matched it perfectly. There are 2 packages of "K&CoMPANY" glittered and popped butterflies, a package of half pearls and gemstones both by "The Paper Studio" and 2 rolls of satin ribbon from "The Robert Stanley Collection." I think you have just about everything you need here to make some awesome cards or scrapbook pages! You can click on the pictures for a better look.
The catch you ask? You have to do a little work.

1) Become a follower of my blog...if you aren't already.
2) Mention my blog candy on your blog either in your sidebar or in a post, and add a link back to my page. If you would like my blog button for your page, email me and I will gladly send you the HTML code!
3) Come back here and comment under this post so I can go check out your blog to see your posting.
That is it. Easy as one, two, three!
I will have an online random picker draw names on Easter morning @ 8am Central time.
I will post the winner on my blog and notify by email or on your blog.

Thanks for helping me spread the word about my blog and good luck to you all!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Whimsy Stamps is holding an open design team call now for anyone who would be interested in joining their Challenges Design Team! They would like to fill 8 spots with talented crafters who love Whimsy Stamps! This call is open to everyone, from everywhere.
The Challenge DT call will remain open until Sunday, April 5th at midnight.
Click HERE to get full details!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

My Hoppy Easter Bunny and Cross Card

Hi again!
This card was done with another digi download image from "Cuddly Buddly." Lots of detailed cutting and popping going on on this one! Papers are all Bazzill.
Please let me know what you think.
Remember...You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

My "Whimsy" Moose Card

Thanks for taking the time to check out my new card. This one was made with an adorable “Whimsy Stamps” stamp. I thought I would keep the embellishments simple to show off the image and the fancy stitching. The papers are from Bazzill, K&Company, and the pretty metallic green and blue are from DCWV.
Please let me know what you think.
Don't forget...you can click on the images to enlarge!
See more pictures on my ebay auction HERE.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Whimsy" Skunk Card

I just finished another card made with a "Whimsy Stamp Co." image. The papers are DCWV and Bazzill. I used some "Flower Soft" for the first time and I think I like it....allot!
Click HERE to see more pictures but please come back and let me know what you stink about me lil' skunk! LOL!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blog candy alert!

Hi guys!
My friend Shannon is giving away some beautiful blog candy! Go check out her blog and post for a chance to win!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My American Flag Card - My Original Artwork

Flag Card

Hello All!
This is another card that I have done for a challenge. One of my favorite buyers (and friend) was wanting lots of cards to send to our troops so she created a challenge for "Thank You" cards. This is my first entry. Don't try this one unless you have TONS of time to spare! It was done with Core'dinations papers. They are papers that are lighter on the inside so that if you sand or distress them, it gets lighter. I hand cut all of the red stripes out of card stock them sanded each one individually to get the highlights. Same thing with the blue. I dry embossed the stars then sanded them to make them show up lighter. The pieces were intricately pieced together and glued in place. I then chalked in the low lights on the white. The Stars on the inside and envelope were done using the same technique. The "Bless You" stamp is from "Simon Says Stamp." The poem inside and the original artwork are mine.
Lots of work and love went into this baby! LOL!
See more pics on eBay.
What do you think?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My first Whimsy Card!

Hello All!
This is the first card I made since winning a Whimsy DT spot. Just so happens that they are also having a "Whimsical Wednesday" challenge over at SNR that requires that you use a sketch designed by Jeanette Comerford.This is my entry. The papers are Bazzill, and "Poppyfinch" by Memory Box. The adorable stamp is from Whimsy Stamps.
Wanna see more pictures? Check them out on my auction HERE.
What do you think?
Don't forget to click on the pictures to enlarge!

Ha! This was such a fun card to make! It was done for a KDT challenge. It is my very first "spinner" card and I think I am hooked! For those of you that have never seen a spinner, the toilet paper roll on th front spins and rolls back and forth when you gently move the card.
The papers are Bazzill and the stamps are Stampin' Up.
Want to see more pictures? Click HERE.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I won some blog candy!

From the SWEET girls over at the MLDT!
Thanks ladies! You all are GRRRRRREAT! :)
Click on the MLDT to go check out their blog.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I got my "Whimsy" stamps!!!!

Hello All!
Well…I got my new rubber from “Whimsy Stamps” and they are sooo dog gone cute! I couldn’t wait to get the cards done to show you some of the images I have painted with them! I am now on their Design Team and would love it if you would go check out their online shop. If you buy anything, please make sure and tell them “True” sent ya! 
What do you think about these adorable stamps?
HINT...click the pictures to enlarge.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cards for soldiers

A group of Dear card artist friends of mine and one SUPER buyer (The KDT) and I have adoptined a couple of soldiers. Each week we send them a couple of our handamde cards. This is my first card to go.
What do you think?

I would like to challenge everyone who sees this to do the same. If you don't know a soldier to send your cards to.... just type "cards for soldiers" in a search engine and you will get tons of hits for organizations that can hook you up with names and addresses.
Thanks! :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bunny and Chicks Easter Card

Here is another digi graphic card. the paper is all Bazzill Dots.
What do you think?

I won first place!

My "Terra and Bella" card won first place in a "by invitation only" card challenge. The challenge was to create a card which epitomizes a video that was playing on You Tube. I was awarded a very generous first place cash award. Thanks KATH!!!! ;)

"Teddy's First Flight"

Hello All!
I found some really cute digi images and went crazy buying and downloading tons!
This is the first card that I have finished with the downloads. The brown cardstock is Bazzill Dots and the cute cloud paper is by Imaginisce.
Want to see more pictures of this card? CLICK HERE.
What do you Think?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Woop woop woop! Blog Candy Allert!

Hi guys! One of my crafting friends Kim Teasdale is giving away a case of major blog candy to celebrate her 100,000 blog hit. Check out her awesome blog and enter for a chance to win. I did! :)

I am so excited!

I just had to tell you the news. I am the newest DT member for "Whimsy" stamps! You can read about our awesome Design Team HERE.
I also won a guest designer spot for April with "The Greeting Farm"! I just can't wait to get my new stamps and start creating. Check back often because I will post them all as I make them! !

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blog candy winner!

Way back on Feb. 7th I posted a drawing for surprise blog candy for people who blog on my page. I drew last night and the winner is...... CINDY ROYAL!
Congrats Cindy!
Thanks to all of you who have commented on my page!
Makes a girl feel good!


Go check out "Making Lemonade Design Team's" blog and sign up for some awesome blog candy