Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog Hop---Thinking of Love!

Hello everyone and thank you for joining us on our First Sassy Cheryl's Blog Hop and the chance to win a FREE  Sassy Cheryl Digi!!! :)
If you arrived here from Janetlynne's blog you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start at the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge blog, where all the details are given, along with the entire list of designer's links. If for any reason any links are broken or you get lost along the way, simply return there to find the link to the next blog stop.
Eash Sassy Gal will select one person from those who commented on her blog.  That means there is one winner for each post in the hop!!!
The Hop will run from 5 am Eastern time November 30, until 5 pm Eastern time December 6.  The winners will be announced on the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog on December 7.  Now here is my card:

I know I say it about all of Sassy Cheryl's images but I absolutely fell in love with this sweet little girl giving her change to those less fortunate.  To me this is the Spirit of Christmas and the greatest LOVE...to all humanity.  The image, The  Simplest of Gifts, was just so much fun to color and I wanted to keep my favorite color scheme right now, pink and green and just happened to have this awesome glitter dp that is beautiful IRL.
The Winter Wishes sentiment was cut with my cricut and  airbrushed with two shades of green and topped with faux flower soft snow.  A white sheer ribbon topped with a Christmas brad, and this little darling is ready to spread love to someone as their Christmas card!
Next on your travels through the Sassy Cheryl's Blog Hop is the mega talented Dawn. I can't wait to see what she has for you.  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a free image of your choice. One lucky winner will be  chosen from the challenge winners to win this awesome plate licensed by Cheryl and sold at Hobby Lobby.  Isn't this awesome?
Isn't this just the most wonderful plate..

Sassy Cheryl's has some wonderful new images in the store so after the Blog Hop be sure to check them out.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Good luck on the drawing.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yea Me!!! I figured out Cricut Cartridge layering LOL

Some of my blogging friends, (Shirley) know that I have been struggling with figuring out the layering on the Cricut cartridges the past week.  I wanted to use the darling little dancers to make paper dolls for my granddaughters.  I don't usually have problems figuring out software and programs so  relieved it finally hit me like a ton of bricks!!! Here is my first sample:

Since this is only my sample to see if I could figure it our finally, the little dancer is only 3 1/2 inches tall.  I want to make them out of cling vinyl so the girls will have an easier time putting the clothes on. My kids had something similar growing up and they all loved to play with them.  I plan to make them about 5 inches tall but like I said this is just my sample.

I really wasn't as stupid as I felt because the Cricut lite cartridges don't show the layer image on the keyboard mat but when you  push the layer button it appears on the preview screen....duh moment.  The shift key brings up the image that is grey in the upper right corner but not the layer...why did I think I should see everything.  Glad I finally tried it. 

I plan to add more dresses, pants, shirts, hair accessories, flowers, a house, trees and maybe a cat and dog.  Don't you think they will like them. .  I'll show you the finished project when I get it done.

Well, I have to get ready to go to work but just wanted to show you my ah ha moment.

Hope your Thanksgiving was fun, mine was and I am slowly recovering from all the fun!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving and Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge!!!

For those of us in the United States today is Thanksgiving.  It is also Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge day and this week our wonderful hostess is Lydia, who chose for us to use Swirls and Flourishes.  The Little Drummer  Boy has always been one of my favorite Christmas Carols and when Mo created this wonderful little guy called, Shall I Play for You?,  I had to have him and couldn't wait to create this card:

As you all know who have been reading my blog, I got a  Cricut Expression last week and have had more fun "playing" with it.  I wanted to use a  piece of sheet music for the background of Shall I Play for You?  image so I printed one off the internet  on beige cardstock.   I wanted to not hide all of the title and musical notes with the image, but wanted the image to be the focal point, so I cut out the oval just off-center in the music using my Cricut Expression  center image feature.  I then cut a black matt for the inside (that was the tricky part, but I am getting better). 
I centered the image under the cut out oval and taped it down.  The swirls were cut using my cuttlebug and because I wanted it to be simple and vintage like, I only added 3 poinsetta flowers for embellishments.
Mounted on a final layer of black cardstock my little Drummer Boy is gracing my craft table and making me smile.

Mo has lots of new Christmas images in the store right now, a Kitten with a Santa Hat, Some Scrooge Characters, my little Shall I Play for you and many more and as always they are exquisitely drawn and so fun to color.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you have time to stop by the Challenge Blog to see what wonderful creations the Design Team has to show you.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Must be Tuesday!!! Thankful Wishes

The wonderfully talented Jeni  is our hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl;'s Challenge and she has chosen, Thankful as the theme.  Here is my card:

I absolutely fell in love with this, Christmas Candy Cane Girl, last week when I saw it and knew that no matter what the theme this week I was going to use it.  Thanks for not choosing a snowman theme Jeni LOL!!!  I tried to keep the vintage feel of this with the colors and tone.

I got myself an early Birthday and Christmas present.  I have been wanting a Cricut Expression for a long time but when I went down to craft with Peggy a couple of weeks ago, has it been that long already?,  I made her show me what it could do with one, and I was sold.  What I love is that I bought the software so I don't have to buy all the cartridges, which would have put it out of my budget.  I have tried to find the Tim Holtz bird cage die  here in Omaha but it was never available when I went so I searched and found a SVG file with this bird cage and the cool thing is that I could re-size it to fit my card.   I also cut the I Love You sentiment with the expression.   I added handmade roses instead of a bird.

The reason I chose an I Love You sentiment is because I am sooo very thankful for my familiy, friends, DT family, and all of my blog followers who make me feel special,  and wanted to say Thank you and I Love you all. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects on the Challenge blog and you have to check out Sassy Cheryl's new images, she has some super adorable new images.

In case you didn't know Sassy Cheryl has licensed products which are sold in Hobby Lobby Stores and as a special treat one of these awesome plates will be given as a prize to a random drawn winner this week.  Here is what you could win:

 I can't wait to get to Hobby Lobby to see the rest of the collection.  Aren't they adorable?  You have to enter for a chance to win so grab one of the new images and play along.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I cleaned it...really I did!!! What's on your Desk?

Okay, I  told you I clean my work desk on Friday's and I managed to keep it pretty clean this week. the fact I was sick two of those days may have had something to do with it LOL.  Here is my work space this week.   Jeni you have to wait to see the inside of the storage room :)  

See you can see the desk, I swear it happens more often than you think!!!    
I promise to show you more of my space next week.

Can you guess what my next Sassy Cheryl's project is?

Thanks for stopping by, I love looking at everyone's spaces.  Thanks to everyone who has been playing along, isn't it fun?!?

Have a great day.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wheeeeee!!!!! Just Inklined Mr. Hoppy

Yippee!!! It is Saturday and I just had to show you this super fun image from Just Inklined called Mr. Hoppy, no it is not a rabbit, Lookie:

I am not sure the playground is safe with that ornery looking Mr. Hoppy coming at you, LOL  What a blast this image was to color, I love the expression on the bouncy ball and the little fat cheeks on the little chubster going for the ride.
Just Inklined just has the cutest images and something for everybody, have you gotten tired of hearing me say that, well, it's so true.  There are funny characters and beautiful Christmas images including a new gorgeous Poinsetta Wreath and who doesn't love the instant gratification of a digital download.  You get your image on your computer immediately and you can resize it to fit your project.  No fuss no muss and you could even merge several of these little cuties together for a super fun Teacher card or to wish someone a Hoppy Birthday!!! :)  I couldn't resist!!!.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week-end.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Riley and Company Holiday Times Blog Hop!!!!!!

Are you ready for the Riley and Company Blog Hop?  I can't believe the release is finally here.  If you came here as a regular follower of mine go back to the beginning at the Riley and Company Blog site to start at the beginning, but if you came here from Frances Blog you are Hopping right along.  Here are two Holiday Times projects for you.  Here is Stocking Sophie:

Here is Snowglobe Riley:
Are you having fun on the hop yet. Your next stop along your way is the wonderful Laurie's blog and I know she will have some awesome projects for you to see, she always does!!!  Be sure to leave a comment on my blog and each of the other DT members blogs as well because each Designer is giving away one new release stamp of your choice to one lucky randomly drawn commenter, that was a mouthful!!!

Our Head Moose Tanya couldn't wait for the release so put the new releases in the store today...so as soon as you finish the blog hop head on over to the store, there are 10 stamps and 2 huge sets of sayings, you'll want them all!!!

Thanks for stopping by,


Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Use Punches

Lydia is the hostess this week for the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge and has chosen the Challenge--Use at least 3 punches.  That isn't hard for me since I love punches and die cuts.  Here is what I created using Kai is 1:

Kai looks so much like my youngest grandson, who will be 1 on January 29, that I may just save this card for Gage.  Kai was colored with copic markers and sponged with faded bluejeans distress ink.
The punches are the new MS punch anywhere small label punch in the upper right hand corner onto which I place the #1.
The rick rack road for the firetruck button travels along the bottom. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT wonderful Use at least 3 punches Challenge cards on the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Riley and Company Sneak Peek #3 Skating Sophie

The Sneak Peeks for the Riley and Company Release this Thursday have been awesome.  The DT has really made some wonderful creations to inspire you.  Here is the cute Skating Sophie, my choice for today :)  :

I was at a loss for the best way to showcase this little beauty so I used the SCS Sketch Challenge layout, I think it looks great.  Skating Sophie was colored with copic markers and the pond was created with crystal effects, but as usual doesn't show up well in the photo.  The skirt of her skating costume was outlined with Atyou Spica Clear gel pen. 
I added a few rhinestones in the corners which were punched with a MS corner punch and wrapped the base with white tulle to simulate the fancy costumes  most skaters wear.
Be sure to check out the rest of the DT projects, they have been nothing short of inspirational all week!!!

The Blog Hop is scheduled for 9 PM Central time on Thursday so mark your calendar so you don't miss a single stop along the way.  Each DT member will give away a new stamp of the winners choice and all you have to do is leave a comment on their blog.  Can't wait to see you there.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Countdown to Christmas!! I'm not ready!!!

I am really getting into the Christmas Spirit with Thanksgiving almost here and Christmas quickly approaching--- actually too quickly.  Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week, hosted by the ubber talented Jeni, is Countdown to Christmas.  Here is my card:

The first thing I do to get ready for the Christmas Holiday is decorate the tree so I thought this little group of hard working elves ,called Christmas Tree Elves, would be perfect.  This cute little trio were colored with copic markers and sponged with SU Soft Sky ink.  The ornaments were colored with the Atyou Spica penss as well but it doesn't show in the photo, unless you click it to enlarge the view.  The dp is from  the Cosmo Cricket Eskimo Kisses collection from last year. 
The sentiment tag is a new Spellbinder tag die set I got last week.  I strung the wide velvet ribbon through and cut the ends, which I usually mess up on since I do it free hand :).  My favorite part of the card, besides the darling image are the little lights at the bottom of the card.  They are so cute so you will probably see them often this Christmas Season.
Be sure to stop by Sassy Cheryl's blog  and check out all the really cool stuff she is up to right now.  Sassy Friends on Monday, Color Me on Tuesday and What are you working On on Thursdays.  It is so much fun. While you are at it be sure to stop by the Challenge blog and check out what the DT has created for this week. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Riley and Company Sneak Peek #2 Holiday Time

Didn't you love the Riley and Company Sneak Peeks for Day 1?  I know you are going to love todays Sneaks too!!!  Here is Angel Riley:

There is something about angels at Christmas time, well anytime for that matter, that I love.  I tried to keep Angel Riley soft and sweet with his harp and halo.
The image was colored with copic  markers and  a gold Atyou Spica gel pens. The clouds were hand sponged using a post it note mask.  The Rejoice is from a Michaels Christmas button assortment and the large gold and pearl button in the upper right corner is from a Vintage button collections also from Michaels.
The ribbon is some I dyed myself last week.with glimmer mist and Distress ink refills.
The base dp is from a Tim Holtz collection I just love.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the rest of the DT blogs to check out what they have to show you today...I was blown away yesterday, weren't their projects awesome!!!

Have a great day,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Riley and Company Sneak Peek #1 Holiday Time

Are you ready for the Holiday Time Riley and Company Release this week?  Today I get to show you the first of many sneak peeks.  Here is Antlers Riley  all decked out in his Santa Suit:

Isn't Riley just the cutest all dressed up in his Santa Suit,  He was so much fun to color with copic markers.  The dp is from my stash and the rick rack and ribbon are some of my favorite embellishments.  The red circle with the MS Holly punched out and sponged with distressed ink.  A tiny enamel silver charm added to the red check ribbon finishes my Holiday Times card.

Be sure to stop by the other DT members blogs to check out their Sneak Peeks starting today.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rotton Robin---Bah Humbird!!!

I thought this was the cutest image from Just Inklined.  It is a freebie on the Just Inklined blog ( for real this time) :)  I just love the expression on this guys face, like me when I actually have to go shopping in the store with the mostly rude Holiday Shoppers.  Here is Rotton Robin:

The Rotton Robin was colored with copic markers and cut out.  I popped him up on the Spellbinder Medallion die.  Added a Poinsetta die cut and a fancy corner punch to tie in the red of his Santa hat and mounted him on the striped dp which I sewed onto the brown base.  A red checked ribbon embellished with a snowflake charm and my Bah Humbird card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Just Inkined blog for lots of new images that have been released lately.  There is a beautiful Poinsetta wreath I can't wait to finish to show you :)

Have a great day and hope to see you tomorrow for the start of the Sneak Peeks for the Riley and Company Release this week!


A Couple of new Challenges at Sassy Cheryl's

Tonight I am showing  you an image I colored for Sassy Cheryl's  "Color Me" Tuesday Challenge on her personal blog.  The idea is to buy the image she shows and color it,  You would be amazed how many different scenerios you come up with by giving the same image to 10 people.  Here is what I colored:

Isn't this just the most fun image.  Sassy Cheryl, affectionately known by me as Sassy Boss Lady, draws wonderful images to color. 
I didn't want to color my santa in the traditional red suit so he got a kinda red,white, and blue with a touch of grey.
You should stop by and say hi and grab the image and color him up.  This is so  much fun.  Not sure if I was supposed to make a card with him for the challenge but, the challenge said solor the image and that is exactly what I did.  I will make a card and post to my blog in a few days.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great Sunday!!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

How embarrassing--my work space!!!

Only for you Cheryl am I subjecting my self to this personal embarrassment!!! LOL  I usually clean up my work space on Fridays but since Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's has started a new Thursday Blog Challenge to Show what is on your desk I thought I would join in!!!

Yep, this is where I live, it is a bit larger as you can't see the cuttlebug station at the end of my desk.  The open door is a walk in closet where I keep lots of embellishments, paper, stamps, ribbon etc on the floor to ceiling shelves .
My favorite a handy feature is the over the door shoe pockets where I have punches,   I also have an identical one on the back side of the door, and they still don't all have a place to be...SHHH don't tell.  Under my laptop desk is where my air compressor is so all I have to do is reach down and grab the trigger.
My printer is hidden by the file folders which hold my printed images by company.
The bakers rack behind my desk holds my brads, eyelets, distress inks, sponges and SU ink pads.

Enough of this embarrasment...Next week's picture will hopefully be a little more organized...
Not as funny as Shirley's ironing board but it's my HOME!!!

Thanks for stopping by...now your space doesn't look so bad huh.....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Use Vellum or Acetate--Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge

Where do the weeks go?  It is already Thursday and that means it is time for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.  The Challenge this week, hosted by Lydia,  is to use Vellum or Acetate on your card.  Here is what I created:

I REALLY wanted to use this image for my card this week.  I love Broked and couldn't wait to color it and show you how cute and versitile she really is.  I colored her with copic markers, Peggy's to be exact!!! and cut her out with the long scalloped rectangle spellbinder die.  I left the die on and sponged around the outside of the image.  I mounted that layer on another white layer sponged with distress ink as well. 
The lace ribbon was added to the outside left edge for a little touch of elegance and beauty, I love lace!!!  The dark rose with swirls dp is from the Eskimo Kisses Christmas dp from Cosmo Cricket.  I think that is my last piece of that color :(

I added a Vellum sentiment tag which I sponged with distress ink as well. and attached it with 3 dainty roses.

Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations on the Mo's Digital Pencil Blog!!!

Have a wonderful day.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Who named this exercise a Walk?

I have been having a hard time having enough time to color all the darling Just Inklined images, there are so many I just love and they are so fun to color.  Here is Daisy taking the dog for a "walk" and appropriately the image is called Walkies

Does that look like your dog walking experience?  LOL   Glad I have a little dog!!!
The image was colored with copic markers and  found a fire hydrant clip art I cut out and popped up in the lower right corner. 
I stitched in a curvy border around the image to help give the feeling of little or no control.....
A distressed ribbon and 3 buttons and the "walkie" is complete.
Just Inklined just released another 2 groups of stamps and so I will have so many more fun images to share with you in the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Just Inkined Blog to see all the newest images.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge--Use Tulle or Ribbon

The wonderfully talented Jeni is the hostess this week for the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge.  Tulle is becoming a ribbon of choice amongst some card makers and I personally like the way it looks.  A nice splash of color whicih is see through and maneuverable.  Here is Christmas Horn Bear for the Challenge this week:

I found lots and lots of tulle at my local Hobby Lobby a few months ago but knew I wouldn't really use that much for card making so I thought I would buy the white and red metalic and see if I could airbrush the white so it would match any color I wanted.  The above orange tulle is proof positive that it works.  What I did was cut the lengthh I wanted and then I folded it loosly to be about 2 inches wide and started spraying it, turning and unfolding it and refolding it until I got the color i wanted.  It does not bleed and it colored really evenly.
The image was colored with copics and the main image was sewn onto the beige layer using my new Janome Sew Mini sewing machine.  It is perfect for sewing on cards, compact and it does straight and zig zag stitching.
I thought the colors orange and green were cool fall/early winter colors and besides I had this really neat dp that i wanted to use LOL. 
The fancy corner punches with brads are just about the only embellishment except for the Tulle ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the DT has created for your viewing pleasure.
The wonderfully talented Jak Heath is the Featured Artist this week on Cheryl's blog, be sure to check out her wonderful projects.  She is really amazing.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.l


I had a wonderful week-end!!!

I'll bet you wondered where I have been since I didnt post since last Thursday!  I met one of my cyber friends and spent two awesome days crafting in her wonderful craft room.  Peggy Marsh and I have been on Design Teams together for about 3 years and we felt like we really knew each other but it is always a little intense to spent two days in someone's home you have never met in person.
Here is proof I was in her incredible  craft room.

I kind of caught Peggy unaware I was going to snap this but she said it was okay to post.  I was a little disappointed it was just the two of us so we couldn't get any pictures together, but  you gotta do what you gotta do. Maybe next time. 
We colored and showed each other techniques and shared embellishments and did a little swapping.
OMG Peggy is a wonderful cook and spoiled me rotten the whole time I was there. 
Thanks for a wonderful two days Peggy, we will have to do it again. 
Now I have to get busy and get my challenge cards for the week done LOL

Catch you guys tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge--Pockets

I loved the challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge chosen by our hostess, the awesome talent Lydia.  The challenge is to use a pocket, on your card, in your card or to be your card.  I had  more trouble making up my mind on this one and it took me days to decide what I wanted to do LOL.  Here is what I created:

I created a library card pocket to showcase this darling from the little fairy collection.  I have always thought of these adorable little girls as Pocket Fairies, so couldn't get that thought out of my mind when making my decision.  The project came together pretty quickly once I decided on my Library card Pocket LOL.
The image was colored with copic markers and was die cut on the angle with a spellbinder die.  I used a Quikkutz outer border piece behind the fairy image.  The edges of the image and pocket folder were sponged with distressed ink as was the library card insert.
A little yarn flower highlights the corner of the library card and my little project is complete.  I may  make some for my grandkids for Christmas, I love them.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations on the Challenge Blog and play along with us, we love to see what you have created.

On a sad note, Lydia, our hostess for this week notified the team today that her father, for whom she is the caregiver, passed away in his sleep last night.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Lydia and her familiy during this very difficult time.  Love ya girl!!

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Horray for Tuesday--Sassy Cheryl's Challenge

Yippee, it's Tuesday and that means another fun Challenge at Sassy Cheryl's.  We're still looking for a Guest Designer so this is your perfect opportunity to put on your big girl panties and enter the challenge, the next guest designer could be YOU!!!
The challenge this week is by the one of our newest super talented DT members, Jeni.  Jeni chose the theme Fall colors.  Here is my card:

The fall we have been having in Omaha has been rather blustery and I wanted to portray that in my card.  I used this wonderful image called May , but I colored it in fall colors, wanting to use brown and dusty rose which are some of my favorite fall colors.  They may not be traditional fall colors but I guess I am not such a traditional kinda gal :).
The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink.  The edges of the rose dp was also sponged with distress ink.
The scalloped rose panel was embossed with my fall leaf embossing folder and I love the way it deep embossed bringing out the white core of the card stock so it looks like I sanded it.  I also punched leaves from the same embossed cs for the leaves in the upper right corner.
A brown and white checked ribbon and my card is complete.
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and see what the rest of the DT members have created, I know you are gonna love all the rich fall colors and beautiful creations.
I know my Sassy Boss Lady, Cheryl, has created some new images for you. If I know Cheryl they will be awesome and must have's.
Take a few minutes this week and enter the challenge, you will not only get to play with some awesome images but that Guest Designer spot is waiting for someone just like you!!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of blogville!!


Riley and Company Challenge--An awesome Sketch

What a wonderful sketch the wonderfully talented Cindy has created for us this week forThe Riley and Company Challenge. Here is my sketch card:

 Were you surprised I didn't turn the sketch or change it?  I don't ALWAYS change the challenges, especially sketch challenges :)
I love Detective Riley and didn't really want to do another fall, Christmas card so decided this would be fun.  The sketch kind of covered up the detective dp I used but that is all right.  The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink. Each square piece behind the main image was sponged as well. 
I used a large scalloped border punch for the bottom and cut one from the red and one from black.
Two antique buttons from my Grandpa's button collection were perfect for the two embellishments on the sketch. The wham words on each square were from the detective sticker sentiment page which coordinated with the dp.
Be sure to stop by each DT members blog to see what awesome projects they created with the sketch.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Monday, November 1, 2010

November Just Inklined Blog Hop--Punches

Yippee, it's time for the monthly Just Inklined Blog Hop!!! If you arrived here from Peri's blog you are on the right path, if not please start at Lydia's Blog as you won'want to miss a single stop along the way. Our hostess this month is the wonderfully talented Lydia :)  The theme Lydia chose was to use at least 2 punches.  Here is my card:

For my card I chose the beautiful Kissing Robins.  I added a few evergreen boughs in the upper left corner and I sewed the layers together.  The image was colored with copic markers and sponged with distress ink.
The punches I used were the large MS scalloped lattice,  MS snowflakes, the spiral flower started out as a circle punch and the leaves are MS leaf punch, and finally the Love sentiment tag is a Vintage label tag punch purchased at my LSS.
The snowflakes, snow ridges on the birdhouse, the top scallop of the lattice and the right side of each evergreen bough were covered with MS course glitter.  Of course the glitter doesn't show up in the photo but if you double click the picture it should show up in the enlarged picture :)

Next stop along the hop is the incredibly talented Toni, I know she will have an awesome card to show you!!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enjoy the Hop and take time to stop by the store and check out all the new images, there is something for any card you need to, or ever thought of creating!!!

Have a great day!!