Monday, December 12, 2016

If I said I wanted to blog again, would you believe me???

It's been forever, but I've missed this.  I've really missed this!  I've had a lot going on since my last post.  I've moved back to Maine when my old employer (that I probably shouldn't have ever left!), reached out and asked what would it take for me to come back.  I told them, they sent me my employees packet, and 6 weeks later I came home!  That was in August, 2014 and I've not regretted it for one second.  Except for during the winter when I've been freezing my butt off!!!

I've got a great apartment that I love with one of my sweet friends, Wanda, living two steps from me, my youngest daughter, Nichole and her family, are back, my oldest, Jennifer and her family are still here, and my Tiffany and hers are still in Florida.  I have my Hagrid here with me and life is good!

As you can see, he doesn't like the cold any more than I do!

I've started selling Pampered Chef because I finally have realized how much easier and more fun it is to cook when you have great products to cut with!  I love everything so much I might as well sell it and pick things up as I need them.  My daughter, Nichole, is my director so it's something I get to do with her and I love it!


I've grown my hair out and I really need to get that color job done in the next few days!

Coloring is something that I always loved to do but have totally forgotten how to.  Best way to learn I've found out, is through Kit and Clowder's coloring classes.  I signed up for their Pencil Perfecting class and am having such a great time!  Here's a peek at what I've learned so far:



I'be got a lot of catching up to do, but I'm so excited about sharing my new found love of learning to cook, coloring and putting some cards together, knitting, and just sharing my days and loves again.  I hope there are still some people out there that may still want to see what I've created and want to hear what I yak on about.

Also, any suggestions on someone who can help give me some direction on updating my blog would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks and I'll be back chatting soon!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Little Witch on The Moon for Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection with The Digi Bells

Gosh, it seems like a lifetime ago since I've posted and it probably has been.  Life intervenes and has a way of helping you reexamine things that have become your life and helps you put all things in perspective.  I've had to do that these past few months and have made some changes, for the positive overall, in my life.  But I'll share all that later.  

Today I want to share my love for the uber talented Elisabeth Bell and my designing family over at The Digi Bells by sharing our newest member to our digital family, Little Witch on the Moon for Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection!  If you came here from Pop's gorgeous creation, then you're on the right track.  If not, head back over to her blog and start off on the right broom, I mean track!

Here's the order in case you're lost:

Susan - http://stampingtink.blogspot.com/ (You'e here now!)

So here's my take on this cutie pie of a magical creation!


Isn't she just too cute for herself?  I do love all things magical and mysterious and witches are my all time favorite things to create this time of the year!  


She's colored with copics and let me tell you, I just about forgot how to shade!  I used some stickles on the moon and the night sky is done by sponging distressed ink in Faded Jeans.


I added some stickles all over her dress, hat, stars and broom.  To give the background papers some texture, I used my spider web Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The swirls are from a Sizzix die and the gems are from Studio G.


I just love these papers from K&Company.  My other favorite thing to use on my cards has become Stampin Up's seam binding for ribbon.  Love that stuff and think it totally rocks!  I get my Stampin Up supplies from my fabulous friend, Janis Lewis and you can find her here.  


Here's one last look at this sweetie pie.  


Now head on over to Alethea's fabulous blog and see what she has instore for you!  For a chance to win her, make sure you leave a comment on each of my designing sister's blogs as well!  They're all so talented and some of the best in the stamping world and I'd hate for you to miss out on their glorious and magical creations! Thanks for stopping by and it feels good to be back!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Sponsored by There She Goes

Sorry I've been missing for a few days.  I just started a new job and I've been putting in a lot of hours.  Excited because I'm working with scrapbooking (oh you know how I love me some paper and embellishments!) and it just doesn't get much better than that!  Allie starts kindergarten next week so I need something to take up my time now.

I'm glad to be sharing my Tuesday with you showing off some fun things with my stamping sisters over at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we're sponsored by There She Goes Stamps and they generously gave us some of their gorgeously fun sets to work with!  I was so lucky and got "Nutmeg" to play with and I think she's such a doll!  Our theme this week is Pastel Rainbow and I've got to tell you, I had to search hard for some pastels in my collection!


This little spicy thing is colored with copics and I added some stickles to her headband, stockings and dress.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye and I made the flowers using the Flower Shoppe cartridge from Cricut.  The pink branches are punched from the Martha Stewart branch punch and the seam binding is from Stampin Up (one of my favorite things to make ribbons with!).


I just love her little sassy heart on her cheek and the sweet little pucker of her lips!


Here's one more look at this cutie pie.  She was such fun to work with and I was thinking of my dear friend, Lynn, when i was working on her hair!


Make sure to stop over at our Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog and see all the fabulous creations that my designing buddies have come up with for your enjoyment!  You know I never steer you wrong!  And pull out those refreshing pastels and come play along with us!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

80's To The Max Release and Blog Hop for Sassy Studio Designs!

Oh, "Close your eyes, hear the rhythm,"  how I love a good 80's song!  "What a Feeling"!  Anyone out there remember that?  Well, I do!  I'm a child of disco and loved it!  That's why I'm having so much fun with our new release from Sassy Studio Designs!  The release is called "80's To The Max" and Lindsay has some fabulous designs for you!

This release is really special because it's a celebration of what seems to be most of our design team's birthdays and we're so lucky to have one of our designing team sisters, Regan, back for this release!  Our blog hop is including the outstandingly talented members of the Corrosive Challenge design team so we're really psyched about this release!

Well, if you've come to my blog from my fabulous and very talented sister, Chris's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, boogie on over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and start there.  I don't want you to miss a single memory from the 80's with this release!  OK, so from my first paragraph, can you guess what image I got to play with?  Yep, I'm presenting Flashdance Sassy!


I can just feel her energy!  She's colored with copics and cut out with Spellbinders.  I made a center step card and used the gorgeous papers from the Black Currant paper pack from DCWV.  The gems are from Studio G and the lace is from Cloud 9.


Sassy and gorgeous, isn't she?  I added some stickles to her leggings, sweatshirt and top.

Here's a view of the shirt cuffs and cuff links.  I love that part of the movie where Alex is having dinner with Nick and she takes her blazer off and is sitting there at dinner with her cuffs and tuxedo bow tie on!  Actually, the cuffs are just some card stock with a hole punched into the middle and some cuff links put through them!  Simple, but i hope they give the effect!


I added a computer generated sentiment.  I hope from the sentiment you can figure out what age this card is for!


Just a couple more views of this sassy girl!


Since Alex is on stage so much in the movie, I hoped the lace would kind of give the effect of a stage curtain.



So now do the hustle on over to the uber talented Julie's blog and see what fabulous happening she has going on for you!  And remember, leave a comment every where so you get the chance to win a free image.  These are such fun, I'd hate for you to miss out on the chance to get something free to play with!  I hope you're having as much fun looking as we have had creating!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital for Susana's Custom Art and Card Design

Today SCACD is formally premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 35 images designed by Carmen Medlin!!! Carmen's range is fun, fresh as well as elegant and will have something for everyone. Susana has added quite a few never before seen Fab images as well as taken some classic past rubber stamps and turned them into digi for this release.
Reminder to Our International Friend: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items. However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images only J
Join us today to celebrate this release with the SCACD DT as well as bunch of amazing Guests J If you loose your way check out the Store Blog for the entire list.  

I'm so excited to get the chance to help launch this new division of digital stamps for my dear friend, Susana!  We go way back and Susana's team was my very first design team and if I'm honest, I should have never left!  She got me started on my road to papercrafting and the stamping world for me!  I owe her so much and love her muchly!  

If you've come to my magical place from the oh so talented Melanie's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, head on over to Alex's blog and start at the very beginning.  I don't want you to miss out a single image!  There's so much talent here and they're gonna rock your world and set your weekend off on the right foot!

I'm so excited to present Aviana, but I've made her up as Luck be a Lady tonight!  

 

Isn't she just gorgeous? I can think of so many different ways to color her and different occasions to use her for!



Can't you just see her flying in and sprinkling good luck all around?  I sure can!


She's colored with copics and the papers are Carta Bella's Well Played paper pack and Core'dination's Shattered Collection Paper.  I added some Diamond Glaze to her hair bow and belt and Stickles in Stardust to her dress.


I used Floral Oval frame and scalloped oval dies from Spellbinders to cut her out and Classic Corner Dies from SCACD on the corner.  The metal fixtures are from some Tim Holtz hardware I had in my stash.



The dice are a variety of papers from the fun paper packs and the template I used was from here.  It's great because the boxes can open up for goodies.  Me, I'd fill it with some peanuts and chocolate!  I used the Art Nouveau Embossing Folder by Couture Creations on the Core'dinations paper and the dots are made with a McGill petite flower punch.



Here's one last look at her before I show you my next fun project!  I plan on entering this gorgeous gal in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Bling
Craftin' Bouique Challenge - Anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Punch and/or die cuts
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes


And now on to my whimsical and fun, Flying Owl!  Isn't it a hoot?!



I love these fun, happy colors!  I know owls are brown, white, grey, black, you name it, but i wanted something light and fun!



She's colored with copics and has Stickles in Stardust outlining her, on her wings and on the sweet butterflies.  I thought the delicate  Classic Corner Dies from SCACD would be a perfect touch! If you look closely, you can see the gorgeous pattern in the Art Nouveau Embossing Folder by Couture Creations.

I added some handmade flowers from Spellbinders and the branches are from a Martha Stewart punch.



The gorgeous paper is from a K&Company pack from my stash and the seam binding is from Stampin Up.



The pearls on the butterfly are from my stash.



Doesn't she look so happy and fun?



I added some Diamond Glaze to her eyes to make them pop and I think they came out pretty great!

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Use one or more circles
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Happy Campers - Summer
Southern Girls - Animal Anticts
Whimsical Designs - Bugs or animals



Now fly on over to the ever inspiring Susanna's blog and see what stunning project awaits you!  Oh, this is one hop you're not going to want to miss a single step on!