Friday, November 22, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you so much everyone for playing along in my giveaway!  I loved reading what you were all thankful for.  Some of you have had much adversity in your life and yet you still seek the silver lining.  I admire that so much! So thank you for sharing a part of yourselves with me!

And now for the winner........... selected number 45!
Sabrina is the winner of my giveaway!

Sabrina said...
I pinned your adorable card on Pinterest in my Inspired cards folder.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Loving Color....

I love color.
It shows in my paint choices in my house.  I have a cranberry red kitchen, navy blue/white bathroom, golden yellow living room, hot pink craft room, lime green accents in my basement. 
I'm not afraid of color.
It is cozy and warm and makes me happy. 
Maybe it's due to the many apartments I've lived in growing up, with those plain white walls. 
I've embraced color in my card today!
I used a Crafty Secret's set called, Home Sweet Home. I colored it with Copic markers.  I matted the image twice. Once with a plain Spellbinder's circle die, and again with their new Vintage Label's Six die.  I gave it a bit of color by airbrushing it with a yellow Copic marker. The striped paper is by My Mind's Eye.  I matted it with a turquoise blue for a bit of pop. I tied string vertically instead of ribbon because I didn't want to overpower the image. I added a couple of orange posies to the center of the bow. 
I added a bit of glossy accents to the sun and flowers. I love glossy accents! It adds just the right amount of dimension. :) 
I am off today to take Cortney to the dentist.  She cracked a molar and I am praying that the dentist can fix it.  If he can't, then we have to go to an oral surgeon.  This will not be an easy task.  So I am a bit stressed.  Wish us luck that we get good news!
Tomorrow is the last day for my giveaway, so be sure to click HERE to enter! :)
Have a wonderful Thursday my friends!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Get Well......Vintage Style...And a Giveaway!

Whew! What a whirlwind this past weekend has been!  I have been a taxi driver for much of it and hiding in the basement during our recent storms here in Chicago.  Fortunately, we had no damage and our area was not affected greatly.  There are parts of Illinois that were not so lucky.  Prayers are needed to help these people get their lives back together.

I have a Crafty Secret's card to share with you today.  This little gal is from the Feeling Yucky set.  I colored her with my Copic Markers.  I used the Spellbinders' Resplendent Rectangle's     die set.  I added subtle coloring while the die was still in place and Tim Holtz Distress Ink. 
I added rhinestones to the corners to bring out the red. 
I bought mini silverware pieces awhile back and was excited to use the spoon on this card.  I mixed red paint and glossy accents to emulate cough syrup. ;)
I colored her tray and cut it out by hand.  I popped it up with a dimensional circles. 
Since Thanksgiving is around the corner and it is the time of year to reflect on what you are thankful for, I wanted to take this time to thank all of you. 
Thank you for visiting me and leaving such sweet comments.
I am a total slacker in the comment department. 
I have intentions of leaving comments and them somehow time gets away from me.
The day just isn't long enough lately.....
I apologize for that.  I will try and be better!

So what do you have to do to win ALL of this?
Just leave a comment telling me what you are most thankful for.

If you pin my giveaway to Pinterest, your personal blog, or post about it on Facebook, come back and leave a second, third, or fourth comment to be entered two, three, or four times depending on how many places you post it.   :)
If you are new to my blog and become a follower, leave a second comment letting me know, so you can be entered a second time also!

I will pick ONE winner on Friday, November 22nd at 10PM CST.
Good luck and have a great week!!