Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sweet Baby Ray-Ray and Valentines

It has been a while but I'm getting my mojo back.  Today is a day of celebration for my Sweet Baby Ray-Ray, really Raylee, because she's three years old today!  Isn't she just a doll?




She makes me happy just being around her and she makes my heart so full.  Happy Day sweet baby girl!
 
I also finally made a couple of cards and I was pretty proud of them! 
 
This one is Miss Kelly Von Sweet from Polkadoodles and she's colored with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Markers. They are quickly becoming one of my favorite digital companies!  I'm still working on my coloring skills because I'm so rusty, but at least I'm trying!  If you really need help, I highly recommend Kit and Clowder's classes.  They are so easy to follow and break things down to help you with your blending, light source, mixing colors, everything! 
 

And the second one is Molly's Basket of Love by Connie Fong Art.  I am in love with her cute designs as well!  She's also colored with distressed inks and I added some Stickles to her as well.

 
I just wanted to pop in and say "Hello", and share a little bit of my happiness with whoever might be out there.


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!