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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

YEAH!!!! Day 8 Techniques DONE…..

Hey Everyone….Oh WOW I had a lot of fun with the techniques from today’s Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 class……so much awesome info and FUN!!!!!

I TOTALLY LOVE Technique #3 and KNOW I will be using it A LOT!!!!  Super FUN and EASY to do but the impact…WOW!!!!!
Okie Dokie!!!!!  That catches me up until I get my markers and til tomorrow morning!!!!  Feels GREAT to be caught up with everyone……I so hope you like my creations….And THANK YOU  so much for stopping by to visit with me……I wish you all a VERY blessed Thursday!!! Hope you will come by again…Until then….

Wahooo….Days 5 & 7……I’m having FUN….

Hey Everyone…I just continue to have a BLAST working through the THCC101 classes…they are AWESOME!!!  I have finally caught up….so tonight when I get home I get to do day 8!!!  I am super thrilled with my results from days 5 & 7…..can’t do day 6 til I get a certain supply of Distress Markers that I will HOPEFULLY have next week!!!!  Can’t WAIT!!!
This first group is from Day 5’s lessons…..SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!



Aren’t these techniques SUPER COOL!!!!! So wish I could share with you how I did them all….but you know the rules…no sharing!!!! Which I TOTALLY RESPECT!!!  But I can tell you……You will NOT regret taking the class if you ever decide to…….I am not only loving the techniques….(a lot of which I’ve already done for years and years…..and some are new…..)  and know I will continue to use more….But I’m also LOVING the fact I have all these pretty tags to keep and refer back to!!!  I think I will make a book of them once I’m all done!!!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of these techniques!!!!!!!
I took 2 pics of this technique cause the glare of the flash makes it kind of hard to see the “rusty” look…..
It’s so hard for me to decide which of these three is my favorite because they all have such a huge impact!!!!!!!  But being that purple is my favorite color….I think I’ll say this 3rd one gets my vote!!!  Don’t these techniques give you AWESOME results!!!! LOVE THEM…….
Okie Dokie……Now I’m officially caught up….Can’t WAIT to watch today’s class…..I so hope you’ll stop back by tomorrow for my results from what I learn…….As always…THANK YOU so very much for stopping by to visit with me….I wish you all a VERY blessed day!!!! Until next time….

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I’m up to Day 4 on THCC101…..

I loved this day’s tutorials……but bummed that I didn’t have all the products I needed on had to complete all the tags for today…..I did do 1 1/2…LOL so hopefully that will count!!! LOL
I enjoyed his tutorial on the misters…as this is something I had been doing for years…and had even shared tutorials myself on how I made mine…..so since I had some of my misters premade…I used those to make my tag for that portion…However…I don’t have any templates and didn’t have time to make a custom one and cut with my Lynx…but I WILL very soon…I just use the clear plastic sheets and it works BEAUTIFULLY to create your own templates….So I decided to use stamps to cover the Reinker Mister Tag…….
I also REALLY enjoyed the 2nd Technique……this is something I will be doing more of!!! LOVE the look……..


Now I don’t have  the material I need to complete the 3rd technique for today…but I WILL be getting some….Absolutely LOVE the technique he shared….
So I had lots of ink left on my mat and didn’t want to waste it…LOL So I covered some more tags with random colors…I think they turned out SO pretty!!!!!!

Now I’m off to watch Day 5….wanted to get caught up yesterday… ;( But that didn’t happen…….I’m wanting to make sure to soak in all his wonderful knowledge!!!!!
THANKS so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!! I so hope you’ll come by again…I wish you a VERY blessed week!!!! Until next time…..

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Look at ME….2nd Day Completed….

These Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Classes are SO MUCH FUN!!!!  I am gaining SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE for techniques to use in my Mixed Media….They are SO fun…….
So here’s my creations for Class Day 3……..Mine do have a different vibe then his examples as I used stamps that I like……….which is what he suggests as well……
My 2nd Technique Tag isn’t as vibrant as his…..but I only had one particular color in the style he used….so more colors are DEFINITELY on my WANT and MUST HAVE list as I love this technique!!!!!!
Ok….off I got to get some zzzzz’s…..I can’t wait to get home from work tomorrow so I can do Class Day 4…….hoping I can catch up by tomorrow evening……This class is SO worth the $$$$ I paid…..Sometime I also have to manage to get caught up on emails!!!  
THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!  I really really appreciate it…..I also would like to wish you all a VERY blessed week and I hope you’ll come by again…..Until next time…

I’m SO glad I decided…..

To jump in and take the Creative Chemistry 101 class with Tim Holtz….It’s truly a WONDERFUL class!!!!!  I’m starting a wee bit late….but I think I can get caught up rather quickly…….So far I’ve just completed day 2….





Of course I’m not permitted to share the steps I took to achieve these affects…..but I can say if you’re contemplating whether to take the class or not……I would say YES!!!! Do it….I really think you will love it!!!!
Okie Dokie….THANKS for letting me share my journey of learning with you…..not I’m off to work on Day 3……..Can’t WAIT!!!  

I hope you are all having a very blessed Sunday and I wish you a very blessed week…I do hope you will come by again!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A BEAUTIFUL Monday!!!

Good Morning Everyone…I hope you are having a WONDERFUL day!!!!  It’s going to be another GORGEOUS day here in my neck of the woods and I’m loving it….having windows open is so awesome!!
So…..after my post last night I had another idea I wanted to work on……so I drew it up and then wanted to have an example to show you a purpose for what I made….I rather like the little idea I came up with…..
You know the nifty little gum boxes that chewing gum comes in now a days….I thought it was the coolest little box…..so I decided to make one!!!! Check it out….


These would make the perfect little idea to write those quick little notes for the special someone in your life to give them a smile to brighten their day……
I decided I needed an envie to put each of the 2 1/2”x3 1/2” cards into to make it even cuter……so here’s what I came up with for that……

Okie Dokie….I think that’s it for me this morning…..I hope you like my little quick project….I sure had fun with it!!!!  I would like to wish you all a very blessed day and Thank You for stopping by to visit with me……I do hope you’ll stop back by…Until next time…

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Sunday….What a Beautiful Day!!….

Hey Everyone……I hope you’ve all been enjoying your weekend!!!!  I’ve enjoyed a weekend mostly in my ARTHaven…when I wasn’t running around…..This weekend my goal was to use the SCAL 3 (Sure Cuts A lot 3) to use the Print & Cut technique they’ve just recently added for the Black Cat family of cutters!!!!  All I can say is…OH MY GOODNESS!!! It is FANTASTIC!!!!! I was quite amazed that it was spot on with the first calibration!!!  I can see that I will be going back to SCAL and be a very dedicated user once again!!! This makes me SO happy…..cause it’s the first software I started with when I got my first cutting machine…you know….the Crapcuts..LOL 
So I cut out a bottle graphic image using the PNC Technique…then I created a  flourishy tag…..added the “texture” to it…..printed then did the PNC technique to it as well…..Let’s just say…AWESOME!!!!  So…now I have the 2 pieces….what am I going to do with them!!! LOL  So I went to my ART table and started playing….pulled out some cuts I had previously done of my PDC Grungy Rose file in off white and pulled out a bunch of supplies……Here’s everything I used……

And here’s what I came up with once I was finished…..










I love how it came out…..I used a couple of different techniques…..on the flower and the background of the tag and on the bottle I used the resist technique with my Versamark pad and clear embossing powder…….using the lace acrylic stamp on the flower pieces and the bottle…..used the polka dot stamp for the tag…….once embossed on the rose pieces I used the Fireworks spritz in the 2 colors shown above…..but before that and before using the lace stamp I hit the edges of the flower petals with my Memento Rich Cocoa stamp pad…so you’ll notice the Firewords spritz colored the paper where the Versamark ink did not go…..I absolutely LOVE this look….I’ll be making more roses like this!!!!
for the bottle…it was a digital graphic that I printed out with my laser color printer….then I stamped with the lace stamp with Versamark Stamp pad and embossed with clear embossing powder….then I took some Adirondack Expresso Color Wash (which I failed to show in the image above) and dabbed off….but look at the SUPER COOL affect I got from the ink from the laser printer against the Color Wash…makes the bottle look really grungy and rusty…don’t you think…I LOVE it…..
Then on the tag that is stamped with the phrase…that’s the one that I printed the graphic and then did the PNC technique on…I hit the edges of this tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my Ink distressing tool….and then stamped the phrase with Memento Rich Cocoa…..
On the tag background I used the polka dot stamp and Versamark pad then coated with clear embossing powder and heat embossed…the base of the tag was off white when I started….then I used a combination of Vintage Photo & Victorian Velvet Distress Inks and my Ink Distressing pads to color……
I used some lace bunched up and glued down on both sides of the tags and adhered the bottle with double thickness foam tape….Voila!!!!!  Done……Super easy but the impact is huge I think!!! I LOVE it……It was so much fun to just start with a couple of things and build from there with no idea of what I wanted to do!!!  That’s the way I work best!!!  How about you?????


Okie Dokie….Think that’s it for me for the evening!!! I’m so thrilled that I actually created 2 things this weekend!!! It is SO much FUN playing in my ARTHaven when my family is relaxed in the Living Room watching TV and I can still chat with them…..PERFECT scenario for me!!!!  I joked with a friend who viewed my most recent ARTHaven tweek that my home is NOT one that you will see in the Better Homes & Gardens magazines…..I just don’t enjoy living that way……I live in what works for ME…..so my home is not what everyone else would enjoy…but THANKFULLY I have a hubby who is super supportive of my ART passion and doesn’t mind me having my ARTHaven in our Living Room…If you wanna see my latest ARTHaven Tweek you can see it on the left side of my blog…..I have a link to my album……
As always…I want to THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me!!!!  I hope you all are having a blessed day…..I also hope you will come by and visit again and I pray you all have a very blessed and amazing week!!!! Until next time…..

Friday, March 16, 2012

It’s FRIDAY and I played with paper!!!

Hey Everyone….How is that for the  start of a weekend!!! I’m so proud of myself!!
I needed to get my ATC’s done on time this month for the swap I host monthly in my ARTHaven Creations & Friendships group…I wanted to try and use some of my supplies that I’ve been hoarding forever and just usually don’t use……so the first thing was to FORCE and I do mean FORCE myself to use some of the most GORGEOUS handmade paper that a very very dear friend of mine…Chrystal Schilling makes….check out here store here….http://www.craftstudiopaper.com/Handmade_Paper.html
When I tell you I’m hoarding it…..LOL I’m not kidding..she dated one set she sent me…..it’s dated 2009!!!! And why do I hoard it….BECAUSE like these I made….I used my most favorite piece that was white with purple all through…with real flower pieces in it….It’s SO PRETTY!!!!! 
I wanted to stamp on it and use some of my Faber Castelle Gelatos….I’ve probably had these for well over a year….and never used them……You know what…they are SUPER SUPER easy and FUN to use!!!!  I used some stamps….just took the gelatos and colored directly onto the stamps…..then right before stamping I spritz with water and then stamp….super super fun and EASY!!!! 
The handmade paper by Chrystal Schilling took the stamping SO WELL with the Distress Ink in the Black Soot and also the Faber Castelle Gelatos….and I went around the edges of the paper with some Crushed Olive Distress Ink and my ink distresser…….used a bit of ribbon….one of my PDC Roses and a couple of purchased roses I’ve had in my stash for eons….wanna see how the ATC’s turned out????





Okie Dokie…That does it for me tonight….I hear my pillow calling my name…Must have my rest so I can play with paper some more!!!!   Thank you SO much for stopping by to visit with me!!! I pray you all have a very blessed weekend and I hope you’ll come by and visit with me again….Until next time…

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Happy Monday!!!!

Hey Everyone….I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend!!!!  It was a very nice for the most part all weekend long!!!  NO severe weather so that was definitely a plus!!!!
I had a wee bit of playing this weekend…..I was trying to decided how to handle my website……I’ve made the decision to retain my blog as it is…..since it’s what everyone is used to……but have made some slight modifications……You’ll see at the top of my blog there is now a tab for CLASSES…..As I decide on what kind of classes to offer I will add  the selections to this page……that way they’ll be easy to find……I’ve decided the best solution for me is to use a combination of Skype and Sky Remote….if you’ve not heard or used them before….here’s the links for them below……
They’re both pretty cool programs!!!  You might want to check them out if you haven’t before….
In regards to my cut files…..I made a tough choice to just relist them on my ETSY store…..I’m trying to group big collections for those who might have been interested in certain categories over others……as well as listing some individually…IF you have a particular file that you are interested in and I don’t have it listed…you’re always welcome to email me and I can get it posted on my ETSY store……It’s just a process that is going to take along time to complete….I just decided I was not happy with the way Google Docs handled the files and choose not to use a paid system to host all of my files to distribute…I pray you all can understand that!!!  I enjoy creating and do plan to continue but will handle in the manner in the future…..Thank you all for understanding…..
So after all of that getting sorted I did need to work on an ATC swap for my ARTHaven group that I am a wee bit late on….Oooooppppsss…..And of all things for the theme to have been… WINTER!!! LOL And we’re all ready for spring….hehehe…so just one last piece to finish off the winter season right…LOL  I had fun doing this…I knew I didn’t want to use usual winter colors……and I love the grungy kind of look……so here’s what I came up with…..






I  had a lot of fun creating this piece…..used several techniques on this and lots of TH goodies…..Distress Inks, Tissue Tape, Alcohol Inks….lots of fun!!!!
I created my own mask with some plastic sheets that I get from AllThatJazzSupplies.com  You can find them here…. http://allthatjazzsupplies.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=46 it’s really great quality plastic and cuts like butter with my Black Cat Lynx cutter named “Sable”….I cut it in a 21/2” x 31/2” size and you can see the amazing cut I got from the piece……..

On this piece you might notice I ran through my Xyron sticker machine so I could tack it to my piece I wanted to mask …..I really like the way the edges of the ATC’s looked……then I cut more of them out and ran through a snowflake embossing folder then colored with alcohol inks and my cotton pads using the same color tones and the distress inks I used…and colored the snowflakes this way as well…..
For the background of the ATC itself I did the resist technique with some snowflake acrylic stamps I have……such a simple step but what a wonderful effect  you achieve……and colored with Distress Inks in Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Vintage Photo & Mustard Seed……love the vintagy look of how it turned out……
For the stamped piece I scanned the stamp to create the exact circle shadow piece I needed and cut out with “Sable” and then stamped and embossed my image onto a pre-distress inked piece….I stamped in Vintage Photo then dipped in embossing powder and embossed……I used tissue tape in little loops behind and then backed that with another circle to secure…..used foam dots to adhere to my piece…..Oh yeah…a note on attaching the plastic layer…I used some clear adhesive dots on the piece that would not show and then placed my stamped piece over it…..
I added the snowflakes to the top of the stamped piece and added  a bit of ribbon behind it…..I really am happy with the end result……what do you think????
Not really what you would think of as Winter though huh!!! LOL   Hopefully the recipients will like it…..
Okie Dokie….I “think” this catches me up for the day……it’s another working world day…..but I would much rather be right her in my ARTHaven!!!  I, as always….want to say THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me…..I pray you have a VERY blessed day….Please do come by again…until then….

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hey Everyone….Hope you’re hangin’ in there…..

It’s Thursday!!! Yeah!!!  Looking forward to a weekend!!  I just thought I would let you all know…that sadly…. ;(  My account is still shut down on my Windows Live account………And I’m giving up on it ever opening again…I just don’t understand that company…I’ve sent in multiple tickets and they continue to tell me there’s nothing wrong….HELLO!!!!  So after a lot of thought I’m going to be making some changes……it will take me a bit of time…..I can only ask that you all bear with me…….I’m hoping to be working on a new website this weekend………

One thing I am contemplating doing is from something I’ve had several requests for……I’m thinking about offering classes on different techniques…IF there is an interest?????  Perhaps a live class on making my PDC Roses, or other flowers, Working with Inkscape or other programs????? Is this something anyone would be interested in???? Would REALLY LOVE to have feedback from you…IF I’m going to go into this venture I want to make it the best one possible…..

I can’t thank you all enough for your amazing support….I’m looking forward to this decision, though a bit apprehensive…but trusting the Lord will guide me…..Would love to hear your thoughts…..As always…THANK YOU so much for stopping by…I so pray you will come by again!!!!  Until then…

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Look at me….2 posts in one weekend!!!

LOL…How about that….can you tell I’ve been having a BLAST in my ARTHaven!!! I’ve had the best time…..I had been watching You Tube Videos on the new goodies coming to the market from CHA 2012……One that really struck my interest was the one from Tim Holtz on the new Sizzix Diffusers coming to the market……here’s the link to the tutorial if you want to see it…… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdBy1kBy4P8 ….
Let me just say I LOVE this idea!!!!….But then I got to thinking…..knowing me I’m not going to be happy with just one type of diffuser……I’m the type person that loves things to be different or customized for whatever project I’m working on…….not even to mention the fact the embossing folders on the market today are not all the same size……..there are 5x7 sizes and several that are multiple sizes smaller…..so I didn’t like the idea for ME of being restricted to that particular size and design…….SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….my brain got to work and me and my best buddy….”Sable” got to work…….LOL  If you don’t already know… “Sable” is my Black Cat Lynx cutter…..LOVE HER!!!!  She does an AMAZING job!!!! 
So…on to my story…..In the video he tells you the approximate thickness of the diffuser is the same thickness of the thin “B” plate…..so that’s how I decided how many layers of .022 Chipboard  I used……..I decided to use 3 layers…..I get my chipboard from Tyler at AllThatJazzSupplies.com .  His chipboard is amazing quality and cuts beautifully!!!!!  I adhered the layers together with my ATG Gun…
UPDATE:  I’m SUPER EXCITED!!!! I just got an email from Tyler with AllThatJazzSupplies.com……..HE ROCKS I tell you….Guess what he did….he’s allowing me to share a COUPON CODE WITH YOU…so if you purchase the chipboard from his store….you can get 25% off….How COOL is that!!!!  Here’s the direct link to the 2 thicknesses he has…and the coupon code….
Use Coupon Code:  penny 
Thanks Tyler!!

Wanna see how mine turned out???????

Don’t you just LOVE that AMAZING detail you get!!!! It’s AWESOME I tell you……and the best part is I created just what I wanted!!!  The top diffuser you might notice that I used one of my PDC Shaplie Files to make my aperature space……..and now that I have this made…I can use it over and over and over…….Now you could also use the “cutout” piece to get the reverse affect if you like as well…..I’m sure you’re wondering….”Penny….what was your “Sandwich Recipe?”….well…
Now obviously you’re only going to use one diffuser at at time….I placed it from top to bottom as listed below……(I used a Sizzix BigKick)….
Diffuser
Embossing Folder (with paper inserted)
Clear Plate
Platform
As a side note….LOL…..(If you ever need someone to test an embossing piece of equipment to it’s limits……LOL…I’m your girl…..BUT beware!!! I’m known to break them…hehehe….as I did that just today….and had to get a brand new embossing machine….LOL)
You’ll notice I also inked them too….and I have to say I love the affects of that look too!!!  Give it a go…I know you’re going to be HOOKED!!!!!
THEN…..when hubby and I were in the home improvement store the other night for him to get things to fix our water line that got destroyed in the weather the other day….I came upon some Gutter Netting……..
Hummmmmmmmmmm….I thought…….bet  I can find “something” to use this for…..so into the cart it went……..well…while making my diffusers I decided to cut off a piece of this Gutter Netting and give it a ride through my embossing machine…..  Here’s the recipe I used with my Sizzix BigKick……….but I DID NOT USE a clear plate…..here’s the layering I used from top to bottom…..
Gutter Netting
Paper
2 mouse pads (I get mine at Big Lots and cut down to the size of the plates)
Platform
Isn’t that COOL!!!!!!
So……..I thought….(Yeah….I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately….so much so my brain hurts!!! LOL)….back to my thought… “Well Penny….NOW you need to MAKE SOMETHING to show how cool this really is…..”  OK I told myself…LOL  So here’s what I came up with….Hope you like it!!!!








I deliberately have shown you several images of the card so you can see the AMAZING detail I got from the homemade diffusers!!! In case you’re wondering how I achieved to get BOTH textures on the paper….first I ran the Gutter Netting through and did the entire piece of paper….THEN I inserted the paper into the decorative embossing folder and then put my diffuser on the top and ran through the embossing machine again…… I’m excited….will definitely be making tons of these for myself….
Something else I wanted to share with you that I’ve started doing and I KNOW I’ll be using my rubber/acrylic stamps more because of this…….notice the phrase I have stamped and placed on the card……here’s a reminder…

See how it’s cut out perfectly……YEP I stamped it……I took the rubber stamp sheet that comes in the package to show you what the stamp looks like and scanned that into my computer….then I isolated out the image I wanted to make a cut mat for……..and then created a shadow layer for it……I did this in Inkscape…you could also do it in MTC if you have the program…..(keep in mind…I OWN the stamps themselves….Just putting that out there incase someone tries to twist around what I’m saying…….) Ok…now that THAT is clear!!   Once I made my mat layer I simply cut it out…….I decided to do it just a smidge bigger then the stamp itself……then once cut out I simply stamped the phrase with my Archival Sephia Inkpad…..then distressed with my Distress Ink pads in Wild Honey & Vintage Photo…which are the same colors I distressed the card with……
Then I decided to decorate with pearls on the “tufted” part of the card and added some of my leaves and my PDC Grungy Roses with a bit of a pearl bead spray and some ribbon…..I’m really happy with how the entire card came out…and it’s definitely unique!!! See what you can do…..and it will be totally your creation with the imagination you have!!!
Okie Dokie…….I hope you like my brain share today!!  I sure enjoyed sharing it with you and it was SO GOOD to play 2 days in a row!!!  THANK YOU so much for stopping by to visit with me….I do so hope you’ll come by again…..I also wish you all a very  blessed week!!!!  Until next time…

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Enjoying a creative Saturday……how about you!!!!

Hey Everyone……I hope you’ve all been doing wonderful and were all safe from the horrible weather we had last week!!! 
So I have finally found some time to play in my ART Haven Spot and it’s been FUN…..I wanted to create a few new files and in the process came up with a card/envie design I really like……..I hope you do too…..This could be used for St. Patrick’s Day or any day in general…..I think you’ll see what I mean…….








See……..I themed it as St. Patrick’s Day….but made it into a Friendship card…..I really like how it came out as my mind was a total blank after I got all the pieces cut out!! LOL…..But once I got going I had a lot of fun with this…..I used a lot of Tim Holtz Stamps and a few Fiskars stamps…..Distress Inks and some Tim Holtz Paper for the clovers, Mariposa paper for the front pieces and inside piece……
For the Covers I cut them out using a page out of my Tim Holtz Lost & Found….then I coated with Perfect Medium and coated with UTEE and heat embossed…..applied another layer and heat embossed to give the clovers a glassy look……I adhered them to the card with pop dots in different heights to give the card a bit more dimension.
for the front pieces and the base of the card I used Distress Inks in Crushed Olive, Fired Brick & Walnut Stain and sponge applicators to apply…and I did the same thing with the same colors to the envelope……The decorative paper is Mariposa paper…..in the 8x8 size.  The stamps I used were from the following sets…..
Tim Holtz – Natures Elements / Tim Holtz – Heartfelt / Fiskars – Friends Forever / Inkadinkado – Foilage Trails…..I used my Distress inks to stamp the images as well….
Then I added some ribbons to the front of the card….the red wired ribbon was actually white when I started…but I used some Tim Holtz Distress stain in Fired Brick….Loved being able to color my ribbon to the perfect color I wanted……then adhered the ribbons to the card with hot glue….used a bit of wire around the middle of the ribbon to bunch it up a bit ….then attached my element to the front…(I apologize as this element I’ve had for years in my stash so I am not sure of the manufacturer of it)….Then I decided to take some sheer ribbon to wrap around and through the element and tie……
I also used some of this same sheer ribbon around the envelope to give it a bit more pop………On the inside of the card I used a decorative brad to hide where I glued the ribbon down….added some green pearls….and just a side note…on the butterflies that are stamped I stamped them 2x’s in 2different colors of distress Ink then used water color pencils and a water brush to color the butterflies quickly……
So…There you have it…..this is how I created my card/envie…..Do you like it??? I SO hope so cause I had a lot of fun making it……

PDC Clover Card Kit 3-1-2012


Ok….Then I also decided to create a few new cut files to share with you all for free…….I hope you like them……it felt REALLY good to just create some files!!!!!






I so hope you might like some of these!!! It feels SO AMAZING to be sharing again…..If you hadn’t read my note on the top left of my blog…..After a lot of thought and prayer I decided that I was not going to allow satan to steal my joy for sharing what I have such a passion for…..so I have re-opened MY Cut Files that I’ve created……..so these 4 files along with all my others you can find on my Windows Live Account at the link on the menu bar at the top of my blog……I want to THANK YOU everyone for the amazing love and support and prayers you’ve shown me…..I am truly blessed and thankful!!!!!
So…guess that about catches me up for tonight…….I pray you’ve enjoyed at least something on my blog….I so hope you will come by and visit with me again…and I pray you have a very blessed weekend!!!  Until next time…