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Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY FRIDAY…AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

Hey Everyone…Happy Friday and HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!!!! I hope this day finds you all with happiness and love in your heart ready to welcome in a bran new year!!!!!
I would personally like to say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for ALL of the AMAZING comments I have received……You’ve sincerely touched my heart…and how blessed I am to be surrounded in the blog world with so many AWESOME ARTists who many have become my friends!!!!
So……it’s here…the EXCITING day for me to give away my Blog Goodie!!!!!!…..Sooooooooooooo…..the LUCKY WINNER OF…..

EACH COMPLETE KIT INCLUDES:
Magnetic Aluminum Holder with Lifetime Warranty
10 Magnetic Gel Pens
(the type of your choosing……check out their website HERE to see the different “flavors” to choose from)
Instruction Sheet
Storage Box
So…………..The WINNER IS………..
Susan Weido has left a new comment on your post "HAPPY HAPPY MONDAY…..AND a GIVE-A-WAY!!!": Penny, I sure could use these pens for my Thank You cards I will be writing. My husband has an aortic aneurysm and will be having open heart surgery on Jan 6th. We are both scared but we also know that God will take care of him and be with the doctor as he operates on him. Our friends, family and coworkers have come together to do a fund raiser for our financials. We are truly blessed with wonderful friends. I would love these pens to send cards. My handwriting is horrible. I check your site every day to see what new stuff you have and really enjoy it. Thanks and you are a blessing!!
CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN!!!! I’m so thrilled to be sending these to you….I’ve sent you a private email inquiring which pen set you would like to be sent with your pen holder!!!
I would like to wish you all a VERY HAPPY SAFE AND PROPEROUS NEW YEAR In 2011!!!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting with me throughout 2010…..I look forward to chatting and interacting with you again in 2011!!!  Please do come by again…Until next time….






Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas……and Hydrangia…. ;)

Hey Everyone…..I hope you are all enjoying a WONDERFUL Christmas with your family and friends!!!!!  We have had a very nice and low key celebration and I’ve had some time to play with paper and create a few things I thought I would share with you…..
So the first thing I would like to share is a new flower design I’ve created…..I was challenged by a friend named Caroline to come up with a Hydrangea flower…..so I took her up on it…here’s what I came up with…..








So….what do you think????????  Does it remind you of a Hydrangia????  If it does and you would like to see how I created it….check out my tutorial……


I so hope you liked it……and if so and you would like to have the cut file…you can find it below……

I also needed a few money cards for Christmas gifts we gave this year…….I wanted to make them different then you normally see……so I thought I would share my creations with you along with the cut files if any of you may be interested for next year??????  I have had A LOT of fun making these and will be working up more in the future for different occassions……
This first design is the one I made for my two boys……..While making all of these I really utilized my Cri-Kit Embossing Tip/Holder and my Cri-Kit Pens/Holder they worked SO AWESOME!!!  I also am THRILLED to say that I created ALL OF THESE in MTC solely!!!!  I was super excited about that being able to completely create from start to finish a project!!!! 







Then I needed to do a couple for Craig’s little cousins……












After drawing out the text I used the Cri-Kit Pens to color the insides of the fonts…..OMG…their pens flow SO SMOOTHLY!!!!  Colored in like butter and was relaxing to do!!!!!  What’s so COOL is I drew the font out then cut extremely close to the font around so if I didn’t want to use a background to them I didn’t have to….I’ll be doing this A LOT more often in the future……
Don’t forget……….if you get hooked on the on the Cri-Kit Pens and want some for yourself or even their Cri-Kit embossing tool…….you can still get 10% off your order of $30.00 or more if you use COUPON CODE  penny10 …..I think this is SUCH an awesome idea!!!!!!!  And I’m SO honored to be able to share that with you!!!!
Ok….That’s it for me tonight……getting ready to go watch a movie with the family!!!  THANK YOU ALL so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!! I pray you all have a VERY Blessed Sunday!!!! THANK YOU so much for stopping by….I do hope you will come by again……Until then…..

Sunday, December 19, 2010

PDC Bird of Paradise?????

Happy Sunday Everyone!!! I hope you’ve all had a WONDERFUL weekend!!!! Mine has been very productive and for that I am SO VERY happy!!!!!
So…..I created a few new files this weekend…the first one I will show you because I’ve done up a tutorial on it and I think it turned out pretty darn cool!!!!!  I had a very nice lady named Beverely give me a challenge to create a cut file for the flower called…. “Bird of Paradise”….Well…LOL…first off…I had no idea it was even a flower……LOL……so she was sweet enough to send me some photographs of what the flower looks like which she found on the internet……and I took her up on the challenge….and I must say…it was QUITE FUN!!!!
So…..Now I’m going to show you an image she sent me……and my version of what I think it is setting below the image………




So….What do you think???? Pretty Close?????  She was very impressed so I was quite tickled!!!!!  So I shared with her that I would be happy to work up a tutorial on how I created it………you can find it here…..

And here's the file in case anyone is interested!! ;)

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Tuesday Everyone…..

WOWZERS it’s brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr here!!!! Temps in the SINGLE digits……but I shouldn’t be complaining…especially after all you’ve all been through around the country……I feel for those that had tons of snow and lots of others being stranded….how scary that would be!!!!  My prayers go out to you all that you are all safe at home this morning!!!!
So…..I needed to complete a couple more things for an order I had…..a couple more Gift Bag Skirts and a new Tag Design……So first I’ll show you the tag design I came up with…….It’s an ANGEL!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh…wanna see????




I’m really happy with how this turned out………but while making it I just HAVE to tell you about some COOL products I found at my local Scrapbooking Store……This place is AMAZING!!!! They have SO MANY YUMMY items for our ART…and the owner…Roxie…..Is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet……Her store is call The Corner Crop……sadly she doesn’t have an online store…BUT….If you’re ever in Evansville, IN…You’ve GOT to check out her store…… 
So…what was the goodies I used……..It’s this stuff called “Pearl Pen” by Viva and a product by Tattered Angels called “Glami”……This stuff is SO YUMMY!!!!!!!!

The “Glami” is a mixture of Perfect Pearls and Glitter in this mixture that you paint on your products….gives it such a WONDERFUL schene, shimmer and a touch of glitter on your projects…I used this stuff A LOT on the Gift Bags I made…on the Poinsetta Flowers…you’ll see them down the page a bit….
Ok……Now..IF you like My Angel File and would like to have it….you can find it here…..


Now the next things I had to create were 4 more Gift Bag Skirts…so I decided to do 2 different designs and make 2 of each of them….I REALLY like how these turned out….I hope you like them as well……..




You can see in both of these designs I decided to use White Poinsettas this time…I used watercolor paper and then painted the petals of the flower with Tattered Angels “Glami” in the Hay Ride Color and the Leaves in the Dirty Martini Color…….
Also in the one above I used two of My Rhinestone Designs….since I did a cutout of this one I actually drew the design with the Cri-Kit Pens to draw the template directly on my project then adhered my stones….LOVE how it turned out……took a while to set them all but to me it was well worth the outcome…..

I also used some of My Snow Flake Files …..and if you would like to have My Poinsetta Flower File…..You can click the hyperlink of the name…..
AND…..If you like My Gift Bag Skirts…….You can find them below…….

Lastly….I thought I would share with you the face I drew for the above Angel Tag……It’s so cute I think……

And so you know…just thought I would remind you that to draw all the designs on My Gift Bag Skirts and the face on My Angel  Tag I used my Cri-Kit Pens …..they are SO AMAZING!!!!!  If you haven’t gotten yours yet….you MUST check them out!!!! Top quality products I tell you…I just can’t say that enough…..sounds like a commercial doesn’t it….LOL….but it’s the truth…..
If you check them out and you purchase $30.00 or more of product…you can use Coupon Code penny10 and they’ll give you 10% off your total order….Pretty Cool huh!!!!!! Their website is http://cri-kits.com 
Ok…That catches me up for today!!!!!  Thank you…AS ALWAYS for stopping by to visit with me…….I pray you all have a very blessed and safe day today….be careful on the roadways!!!!!!  I do hope you will come by again…until next time…..

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Funny Face…..I Like You!! ;)

Good Morning Everyone….and HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!! Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh It’s Wednesday….we’re half way through the week…..
Ok……so I FINALLY got the tutorial completed on how to draw your own custom faces!!! It’s super super easy and I really think you’ll LOVE it and will be able to make your ART even more personalized for your project!!!!!
And Yet ANOTHER way we can use our Cri-Kit Pens to draw them out!!!!  I’ve found that when I draw them with the Cri-Kit Pens that I can color my piece with my Copics and the ink does NOT smear!!!

Now I thought I would go ahead and share with you some of the faces I’ve made so far…..incase you would like to use them….you’re most welcome to!!!!







And….Just a little reminder…..IF you don’t already have your pens for your cutting machine…You can get the Cri-Kit Pens from http://cri-kits.com AND if you spend $30 or more….you can use Coupon Code penny10 to get 10% off your order!!!!  You will find FANTASTIC Customer Service there as well….I just can’t say enough AWESOME things about Peggy and the Group there!!!!!
I also had a request the other day for a tab file…..so I worked one up quickly….just thought I would share it with you here as well….just in case anyone is interested……

Well….that catches me up for another morning!!!!  Still have a couple of new files I need to work on tonight….so hopefully it will be a productive evening!!!!
As always….THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by to visit with me…….It truly means a lot!!! I hope you all have a VERY BLESSED day and I hope you’ll come by again soon!!!! Until then……

Monday, December 6, 2010

Boy did I have a FUN Weekend!!!! And some COOL news!!!

Hey Everyone….I hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend!!! I know I sure did!!! First weekend in a LONG time that I actually played A LOT with paper!!! It was FUN!!! And the best part….I finished one huge project I need to get finished!!!
I hear that some of you got some snow this weekend!!! WOWZERS…can’t believe it’s already that time again!!!!  We had some flurries but that was it…and I must say I’m rather happy about that!!!  
Ok…FIRST I just have to share with you some EXCITING news!!!!  You all know how much I RAVE about My Cri-Kit Pens and Cri-Kit Embossing Tool…….Well…….I was just told by Peggy with Cri-kits…that I’ve been given a Coupon Code I can share with those of you who purchase from their store and spend a minimum of $30.00 for 10% off your Order for the Christmas Holiday…how COOL is that!!! I’m TOTALLY honored!!!!!  If you purchase from them be sure to use Coupon Code penny10 …….
Now some more good news from them…….They have yet another single line font they’ve come out with and it’s kinda fun to use…..so my challenge was to use their products and the newest font in my creations to help promote their products…SUPER easy for me to do……..so…check out my first creation……….This is a new tag I designed this weekend……and if you like it you can find it below the pictures……



The writing I did on the inside of the tag is by using my Cri-Kits Pens along with one of Cri-Kits Single Line fonts called “Peggy Script”…..You can click on the hyper link of the font name to go to their website to purchase it if you like…..It’s a fun font to use!!!!
In creating this tag I also used their Cri-Kits Metal on the ornaments….cutting with my Cricut and on the presents….the faux ribbon on one of the tags….
Lots of layers and pieces to this file…but I do love the way it came out…..I actually used my PDC Tree Shaplie while creating this tag….As you can see I used 3 of the layers of the PDC Tree Shaplie ….but if any of you are interested in the tag file…you can find it below….

Now for the next Tag I made……another cut file…….this one is for a snowflake tag…..I LOVE the impact of this card…and believe it or not….it worked up the fastest……..And can you say….I LOVE glitter!!!   Check it out….




Isn’t this an AWESOME impact!!!!  The font I use and of course you probably by now know I LOVE is Edwardian Script……..and again I used my Cri-Kits Pens on both the inside and on the Merry Christmas on the front of the tags…
So if you like this file and you would like to have it…..you may find it here…..

Ok……On we go…..The next Tag I created was from a Wreath file I desiged a couple of weeks ago when I did the lattice card with the door…….so I just resized it and made it into a Christmas tag………Wanna see?????






I really love how warm this turned out and I used some flocked green paper that worked so perfectly I thought!!!!!  Isn’t this cool!!!!  I’ve shared this file before….but if you are interested I’m sharing it again below…also I again used my Cri-Kits Pens to write on the inside of the card….I LOVE these pens!!!!!

This next tag is one I created last year…..but I love it…it’s a Candy Cane………Take a look…..it’s a simple look…but I love it!!!






Isn’t it cool!!! Now for this stuff I wrote on the inside…I used 2 different fonts….one of course was the Edwardian Script for the “Merry”  but the other was ANOTHER of the Cri-Kits Single Line fonts they have…..this one is called  “Cri-Kits Sans-Serif”  and again….if you’re interested in purchasing this font….you can get it here…. http://www.cri-kits.com/products.html#fonts
I just can’t say enough how nice it is to be able to personalize my creations as I cut them with using the Cri-Kits pens….they are SUCH AWESOME quality!!!!  LOVE them………
I know you probably don’t remember this file from last year so if you’re interested in it  I’m going to share the link again with you….you may find it here….

Isn’t that funny……notice the date I created this file…..when you read this it will be exactly 1 year ago to the date!!! 

Ok………Now…the last tag I made I love……Yes I’ve made it before…but I love the way these turned out……such a warm lookng tag I  think………






Didn’t this turn out GREAT!!! I LOVE them…..and I used AGAIN My Cri-Kits Pens and drew the face on the Gingerbread Girl….It turned out SO cute!!!!  I’ve gotten hooked on the faces and will be making more……LOL…I do have this one to share with you below as well as the cut file link to the stocking if you’re interested in it……..Are you wanting these pens yet????? LOL


Now I only have one more creation to share!!!!  I know….you’re thinkin’….Girl..are you EVER going to get done!!! ROFL…   I was thinking the same thing….. LOL
This last one is another of the gift bag skirts I made the other day…….I made 2 more….pretty much the same….but I love them…Just wanted to show how they really pop against the red bag……





Aren’t they pretty!!!!!! And YES again I used my Cri-kits Pens then colored in with some of my Glaze pens…..they look so beautiful when  they  dry….I used some of my poinsettas……… and I didn’t have the exact color of pearls I needed so I just took some silver and off white ones I had and colored them with my Copic Markers…now they’re perfect!!!!  I love the impact of this……
So…If you would like the reminder to these files….you’ll find them below…..



Wahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo……That’s IT……I got it all shared with you!!! LOL Now you can take a BIG sigh of relief it you held out and made it through!!!! LOL….THANK YOU so much for sharing a bit of your time with me…..
Now…..don’t forget……..during the Christmas Holiday season….Cri-Kits.com is allowing me to share with you a 10% off Coupon Code if you purchase from their store $30.00 or more….Just remember to type in Coupon Code penny10 ……..I’m SO EXCITED to share this with you!!!!!!!
Ok……Off I go to get some beauty sleep…….THANK YOU so very much for stopping by to visit with me….I pray you all have a VERY blessed week…..and I hope you will come by again…until then……