Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Hop - #5!

Good Morning, all!
(Sorry I'm late with this post - my camera & I were not getting along!)
Anyway, today's card is slightly more...morbid...than was intended. It all started with Ms. October's challenge to use black, green, orange and/or purple....Which made me think I better use Bombshell's Pirate, and turn her into a witch using the Holiday Accessory set...meanwhile, my father-in-law was watching some show about serial killers, and 'Maneater' by Nelly Furtado was stuck in my head....and then I remembered the pile of bones in the Accessory set...and...well, that card is the result. I think I'll send this card to my bff...I'm not sure her hunny will see the humor in it, but that's beside the point! I also slipped this in as my entry for the Paperworks Co Ultimate Craft Challenge #4.
Now...go check out the other Bombshells, and remember to leave your love - every comment gains you an entry into this month's draw!
xo, ~S~

Jacquie (Ms. October)
Miss Magoo

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Youngest PaperWorks Co. Fan?

Hello out there in blogland!
It's Emily's day for a post today; she'd like to show off the card she made her daddy for his birthday!
(Bear in mind, Emily will be 5 at the end of the month)

Emily says:

"The Scarlet Macaw needs to be rainbow coloured, because just scarlet borings me out. This bird is sitting on a ruffly branch, 'cause I didn't want ut just straight. There are rocks, too, 'cause Daddy likes rocks. And flowers. With jewels in the middles. And I drew the sky, in different shades of blue. Mommy cut out Tikki for me, because I was busy cutting out rocks. And the best part is, it says 'Happy Bird-day' inside - get it?!"

Emily made this card with one if the leftover mini kits that Peggy from PaperWorks Co. was sweet enough to send for her, and Tikki the Toucan is part of the Jungle Jesters set that I won last month, from PWCO as well!
xo, ~S~ (And, E!!)

Bombshell Hump Day Hop - #4!

Hey all! It's Hump Day Hop time again... and although I have nothing to share today, make sure you check out the other girlies'!

Mary G
Glittery Katie
Miss Magoo
Sarah K

Leave 'em some love & get entered in this month's draw!
xo, ~S~

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Hop - #3!

Happy Hump Day!
It's time again for the Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! This week, we're showcasing our Bling, and what better stamps for bling than Bombshells?!
Nicole posted this really awesome tutorial to make these pins here; go check it out!

Sorry for the crappy photo yet you can see in the most recent posts, my new old house is still nowhere near done, which means we've still got crappy lighting to deal with! Anyway, back to the important stuff: You can't see it much in the photo, but the angel's wings are glittered, as well as the leaf, stem & cherries, and both pins feature some rhinestone accents. Just purely fun, and they honestly took me all of about 5 minutes; 15 if you count drying time for the glue! (But if you're planning on using them on something, I'd wait at least a full day before I attached them, just to be sure!) For the record, the angel pin is ivory with grey tones for shading, and the cherry pin is actually a blue background (BasicGrey Lemonade blue, to be exact).

Make sure you check out the other blingtastic babes & their work this week!

xo, ~S~

Glittery Katie
Miss Magoo
Sarah K
Mary G

Sunday, September 20, 2009


One more follower! Hello to Mermaid (#11) from Mermaid Treasures! WOW, how honoured do I feel to be followed by such a talented artist?! Check out her blog - this woman is a goddess of things crafty & vintage!
xo, ~S~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Hop!

Hiya Chickies!
Well, it's Hump Day Hop day again - but since it's my birthday, life has gotten in the way of my creating, so I'm bowing out for this week. You've got to love 4 year olds - Ms. Emily spent all of yesterday telling anyone who would listen that it's her mommy's "14th birthday"... LOL!
Go check out the other Bombshells creations here!
xo, ~S~

Monday, September 14, 2009

MMSC #18

Morning, all!

Well, here's another slip-it-in-at-the-last-minute challenge card, for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #18! I'm still in Melita, and have no ribbon here (duh! How could I forget to pack that?!) and so, the Scor-Pal lines will have to do. This card is one that I'm not totally thrilled with...but it's still cute (I think...)

I thought that the piece on the front was the perfect spot for a little 'secret' pull tab; just made it a wee bit more fun!

I used some Liquid Applique on the cupcake frosting & for the cupcake itself (chocolate, of course) and then blasted it with the heat gun to make it puffy. Looks pretty yummy IRL!
Well, I think I'm going to go on a little trip to the next town north of here, and see if their scrapbook store is still open...and if so, I think I'll buy myself some ribbon for an early birthday present! (lol)
xo, ~S~

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Morning After...

The Hump Day Hop, that is! I'm in Melita today, which means I don't have any of my supplies...which means, I have no project for you today (Come on boys, finish our house!)...but I did want to stop in & post a quick "Hi" to my two newest followers - Jacqueline (#9) & Queenie (#10)!!!

Also, thanks everyone for stopping by on the Hop yesterday & thanks for leaving all the sweet comments - hopefully you'll be back again!

And lastly - it looks like I WILL be doing a tutorial on the notebook, so stay tuned for that; I can't promise when I'll get it posted, but it should be up in the next couple of weeks.

Later, Gators!
xo, ~S~

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bombshell Hump Day Hop!

Welcome to the Bombshell Hump Day Hop!

As promised, the Bombshell Design Team Members (and us Monthly Pin-Ups, too) are bringing you a hop that's bound to keep your Hump Days hot!! View rockin' projects at each stop along the way every Wednesday, and leave comments to win a wicked prize.

Here's how it works:
Start at any of the Design Team Member Blogs and take a peek at their Hump Day project. Leave them a comment and tell them what you think about it! Then, make sure to visit rest of the DT member blogs and leave them comments, too. The more comments you make, the more entries you will have to win a great prize from Bombshell Stamps at the end of the month!

This week all of our projects are based on Ms. September's Challenge - Sarah K has challenged us to make a project inspired by a movie. Can you say "Meeeeeeeee-yow"!? That sexy Catwoman ravaged my brain in her attempt to make it on to paper!

Ok, so her ears are a little screwy, but hey, I never said I could draw! (LOL) I also added in her tail & boots; all added items are shiny & sparkly, thanks to the Copic Spica pens! She's been put on a handmade notebook; if anyone cares to know how I made it, I might consider doing a tutorial in the future.

You can't see it very well, but there's a strip of black glittery cardstock, punched with a border punch that's placed behind her, just for a little extra 'somethin-somethin'. The notebook itself uses my pleather that I found in the remnant bin the other day - WOO HOO! (Which reminds me - I need to get my butt back to the fabric store tomorrow to see if they have more!)

That's it for today, folks...Don't forget to leave your comment and then hop on over to check out the other Bombshell DT Member blogs!!! Don't forget to join us again next week!

xo, ~S~

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Well looky here... two more followers!!! Hello to my two favorite blogging Canucks - Sheena (#7) to the East & Peggy (#8) to the West! Yay!!!!
Oh - and check out Peggy's store, too - she's created my new favorite animal stamps, which you'll be seeing just as soon as they get the meantime, go see what Sheena's been up to with them!!!

MMSC #17

Yup, I'm LATE with this one! It's been a crazy week with my baby starting school, and all the preparations that go with it... and I was feeling pretty un-inspired...but here's what wound up being created for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #17:

How do you photograph something clear?! I mean, again, I've proven my crappy photography skills...but really? This was beyond difficult for me! (Like, 30 photos later and I'm still not happy with the results...thank everything for digital!)

Anyway, lots of sparkle was added here...can't see it really, but the fat horizontal strips are blue, then the outside frame is purple, followed by a pink inside frame. The two little corner strips are green, and the same green was added to Cosmobella's martini. (Cosmo? Whatever.)

I'm going to try to slip this in just in the nick of time...although, I still think it looks like crap, but at this point, I just don't care.
Come back in the AM & check out what I've got in store for you then - I'm MUCH more excited about it!
xo, ~S~

Sunday, September 6, 2009

and even more!

Candy, that is. Check out this new challenge blog: Saturday Spotlight....can't wait to participate!

(Click the photo for more info!)

xo, ~S~

I've been MIA...

But while I was gone, I found some more Candy!
Check it out:
They're giving away the three new sets of BasicGrey paper...woohoo!
xo, ~S~

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

WOO HOO!!! ... And Not-So-Woo-Hoo.....

The Good News:

Guess what?! I'm Miss February for Bombshell Stamps!!! I's a LONG time to wait...but considering it was my very first DT application EVER, it's cool that I managed to get on the team at all! I've been doing the happy dance since I found out...and am so very thrilled!

(The Bad News:)

On the downer side, I applied for The Greeting Farm's Fall Gardener Call... and didn't make it. Oh well... In November-ish there will be another call...and I'll try again then! For the application, they wanted one of your submissions to use a 'Circus' theme. I always think PT Barnum when I think Circus, which most often leads me to think about his FeeGee Mermaid (you know, the one that turned out to be the top half of a mummified monkey sewn to the tail end of a mummified fish. Ew.)... Anyway, I thought I'd make a cuter, not so gross version of a Mermaid Tank, especially since the TGF Mermaid Anya stamp is Emily's favorite... Here it is:

So... what we all know remains true: I'm a terrible photographer. At least, for now. (Come on boys, GET MY HOUSE DONE!) Other than that, I'm really happy with how my Mermaid Tank turned out! I got a wooden shadow box (roughly 5X5) at Dollarama, and painted it all up - which I think turned out decent, considering I am by no means a painter! Then I added some sand in the bottom & some skittles (aka dew drops)...and a couple skittles attached to the glass for air bubbles. I put a coat of Mod Podge on the glass to make it look wet, and I think it did a pretty good job of achieving that effect. Mermaid Anya is up on pop-dots, too - I didn't want to fiddle with string/fishing line/whatever. There are also a couple pearls in her hair & she is coloured with Copic Sketch & Atyou Spica pens. The little plaque is actually done using the SU! Modern Label punch. I punched a piece of black CS, painted it gold, and while it was still wet, I 'engraved' the letters. If I had nicer writing, this would have looked better, but I'm going to be taking this one off & putting something else on there before I give it to Em anyway. Last but not least, I added some peel-off stickers to the corners, to give the tank that elaborate gilted look... I guess it's not 'Circus-y' enough for TGF, but I sure am proud of it!

(Oh yeah, and Congrats to the folks that did make it... Can't wait to see what you did!)

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to stop by & check out what I've been up to; I'll be back a little later in the week with 2 or 3 Sketch Challenge entries, and a box or a bag.

xo, ~S~

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ok, I'm Back...

And this time, I was productive!
First: The Greeting Farm & Farm Fresh Friday

I haven't had a chance to ink up these little cuties yet, so I took the FFF challenge this week as the perfect opportunity! They are, of course, coloured with Copics. The little flower I made when I was fooling around with crochet thread & a button....I like how it turned out!
Now for more cuties:

My little Lily had her 3 Month birthday yesterday... I can't believe how big she's getting! When I brought her home from the hospital, she hardly took up any room in the bassinet...and now, she almost fills it completely!

It was also a good day to ride unicorns in our house yesterday.

As you can see by the bags under Lily's eyes, she tuckered herself out riding... Good thing she's got a big sister to hold her up!
Speaking of Big Sisters.... I think I hear her now. Time for breakfast!
xo, ~S~

Just a little note...

Hello to Sarah (#5) & Sunghee (#6)!!!!!!
Thanks for following me, chickies - you've made my day!
On another note... I did get the FFF challenge done....but now I've just got to post it... (Later!)
xo, ~S~

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Midnight Madness #16

This is the second post for today...

Here's my entry for the Midnight Madness Tuesday Sketch Challenge #16. This one uses the Homeward Bound set from Bombshell Stamps... Perfect for manly cards! Because I was going for relatively plain, and because I've got a limited supply of Copics, I decided to forgo colouring the image; instead, I stamped it twice with Distress Inks - Antique Linen & Walnut Stain. It gives it kind of a funky shadow-ish effect; I did the same for the banner & compass.

I also stamped the compass image randomly on the background piece in Antique Linen, and I used one of the Cuttlebug border folders (3 times) on the long strip; it made me think of chain. I added three brads on the left side of the strip, in the centre of each circle. To finish up, I inked absolutely all of the edges with both Antique Linen & Walnut Stain. The banner & compass are both on pop dots, to give the card a little dimension.
Hope you like it!
xo, ~S~

Mojo Monday #101

So here's my entry for the Mojo Monday Sketch #101 - again, I used the Cherry Bomb set from Bombshell Stamps...

This sketch was perfect for this girl... This time I used the Glaze pen on her outfit as well as her shoes... put a dew drop on her cherry.... added some Stickle to the circle...some luscious red satin ribbon....some Cuttlebug embossing...and of course, a little bit of leopard print!

Voila - my 'sexy' stash is growing nicely... And I promise, there will be more girls soon - they should be here Tuesday-ish! (Yay!)

xo, ~S~

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


First: Hi Terra (#3) & Kim (#4)!!! Wooo hooo, I'm starting to feel important! (LOL!)
Second: ... so I got two cards done today...and in the morning, I'll get them posted! Remember my bad light problem? It's worse now, 'cause one of my lamps broke! (Grumble, grumble)
Night folks; I've got to get one more project done tonight...
xo, ~S~

Monday, August 24, 2009

So Far...

All I accomplished today was something I can't show anyone yet! (lol) So... I'll show off my other two 'creations' instead...
Silly Lily in her swing... Sticking her tongue out at her fish. This was interspersed with sneezing, giving her ducky Shaken Duck Syndrome, 'talking' and blowing spit bubbles. I can't believe she's almost 3 months old already!!!!!

Here's Ms. Emily, running around at the farm, taking pictures of herself. That'd be the combine in the background...she was 'helping' daddy get it ready to go. It was CRAZY windy out; her hair isn't always such a mess!!!!! (lol)

Well.....that's it for today, folks.

xo, ~S~

Sunday, August 23, 2009

What Was I Thinking?!

FIRST: Hi Lisa!!! Lisa from The Craft's Meow is OFFICIALLY Follower #2; YAY!
So, I was playing around the other night on the internet...and I found this poster here.

Which, of course, inspired me to break out the Bombshells! The part that worries me about all this is... I made a freakin' Christmas card! WHAT?! Being Canadian, Manitoban to be specific, I should be relishing every single ounce of Summer & Sunshine that I can get; it will be forty below zero all too soon! Except...that Bombshell Angel of mine was needing to be in a bar, with a drink in her hand...and that little red piece in the top corner just screamed *CHRISTMAS* to me...and so, my first Christmas card of 2009 was born!
The background on the navy piece is heat embossed to give my 'wall' a little texture...and the 'bar' is coloured with an afterthought, I should have broken out the Cutlebug and the Distressed Stripes folder....meh. Maybe next time! Angel is also coloured with Copics; Sketch & Atyou Spica.

I added the little martini glass, too - this Bombshell is very easy to alter into holding something! NOTE: I'm not in denial; the colouring does kind of suck on her, I admit it - shading & blending don't work quite as well when you've only got Spica to work with; I'm waiting, albeit NOT patiently, to order more Copics! I also smudged a bit of brown by her hand, because I'm a klutz...Don't worry, I promise she'll look MUCH better the next time you see her!
Go check out Bombshell Stamps NOW - Shannon's having a 20% off sale in celebration of Bombshell's 2nd Anniversary! WOO HOO!!!!
(That works out to be $11.99 for an unmounted set of approximately 10 stamps, for the regular priced sets!)
I am off to bed now; peace out, dudes!
xo, ~S~

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Julie's Blog Candy

Jeepers, there's even more blog candy out there! This is what Julie from Julie's Open Window is giving away - what a sweetheart! Thanks, Julie!

Melissa's Blog Candy

WOW! Check out Melissa's blog candy - there's some awesome stuff she's giving away! Thanks, Melissa!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Bombshell of a Challenge Entry!

Happy Hump Day! This little Bombshell is (hopefully) going to get some recognition in two challenges: the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #15 and the first Artful Inkables Challenge... Check 'em out & play along!
You can't really see it, but there's mesh on the bottom half of the centre piece, under the ribbon ruffles. It just adds a sexy little touch! I used a Sakura Glaze pen on her shoes, too - it gives them a 'patent leather' look.

I can't wait to get moved into our 'new' house...the lighting should be substantially better! I'm off to go supervise - somebody's got to go crack the whip & keep those boys in line!

xo, ~S~


So this is a small sampling of what my cherry tree looked like yesterday:

I picked half of what was out there, and wound up with 58 tarts & 9.5 jars of cherry pie filling.... My big mean self is going to bring some tarts to the boys working on our house...just as soon as I get my Cherry Bomb card finished & posted!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Priscilla Styles + Blog Candy = YAY!

PriscillaStyles is giving away some awesome blog candy between now & September 18 - here's what she has to say:
This candy give away is "JUST BECAUSE":) and I'm STARTING this candy, by Giving Away 5 Stamps Sets. It will be a variety of stamps from “Stampin Up”, “Hero Arts”, “Inkadinkado”, “Gina K.”, “Rupa Shevde” to name a few. They are going to be hand picked by me from my BRAND NEW stash collection. They will be all types from Exclusive Hostess Sets, to Halloween, Christmas, and Everyday use Stamps! Sound good? Thought so! The deal even gets sweeter, so keep reading……
Click the photo to go to her blog & read up on all the deets...then how about you join in the sketch challenge, too?!
I'll be back with a card or two later...
xo, ~S~

Saturday, August 15, 2009

TGF Week of Challenges Day 5 AND TGF Farm Fresh Friday

Hey all! First of all, I want to say 'Hi' to my very first Follower (YAY!) - Julie from JuliesOpenWindow - Thanks Julie!!!! Now go check out her stuff & leave her some love - she rocks!

And now - cards!

The final challenge in The Greeting Farm's Week of Challenges is to follow a sketch. ANY sketch. SO, this one by Amy Rysavy won my heart; I found it on Midnight Scramper's blog.

I decided to break out Geisha Anya for this one, 'cause when I was digging though my scrap box trying to decide what to use, I came across this cute fan paper (from the Far East DCWV stack, I believe). For the record, the colours are pretty sketchy in the photo - the base is a stone grey, which matches the background of the fan paper; the purple is an almost-perfect match to Copic BV00. The flowers are actually Ivory Brides' Table Confetti, coloured with said Copic; Geisha Anya was coloured with it, and with C5 & C7 also. The ribbon is a dark purple, which matches the dark purple fans on the paper. Stupid lighting!

Of course, I couldn't just decapitate the poor when you open up the card, there she is! Since apparently I'm a half-wit and can't stamp straight, I decided to pretend that I meant to have her all crooked in there, instead of trying to make it look straight. I have to say, though - not really sure I 'LOVE' it... I mean, I don't hate it, but it's not my favorite by far!

For the Farm Fresh Friday challenge, you were to use sewing - which I am horrible at! (You can actually see some practice stitching on the white bg paper the card is sitting on - lol) I guess, though, for someone who's never touched a sewing machine prior to this past Monday, I think I'm doing all right!

I thought I'd use Alice, from the Wonderland set, for something a little different - you don't see her much in these challenges. I used the mushrooms from the set stamped in Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink on the Kraft cardstock, just to dress it up a bit.

This is another one that I don't really 'love' - but it will do in a pinch to have on hand. Emily gets rather upset with the fact that she never gets any mail, so perhaps this one will show up in our mailbox one of these days... And I just now noticed how awfully crooked Alice & her background are - I think I'm seriously lacking in sleep! (Or at least, that's what I'm blaming it on! LOL)

Thanks for stopping by today... Remember, watch out for those White Rabbits!

xo, ~S~

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Greeting Farm - Week of Challenges - Day 4

Well, Day 4's challenge was MUCH better than Day 3's! Today, it was to use bling & sparkle - both of which I'm VERY comfortable with! Since I've been posting the challenge cards in the TGF Galleria, I keep noticing titles of past challenges - one of which was 'Trip it Up & Stamp it Out!".... So since that's been rattling around in my brain, I thought the sparkle challenge was a perfect excuse to ink up this super cute Hippie Anya!

I used some pretty shimmery paper - I found it online at, although like usual, you can't see just how shimmery it is in the photo; same goes for the Spica Atyou shine all over Anya!

I just punched various circles out of the shiny paper, and stuck them down randomly...added a KaiserCraft flower to her hair band, and some KaiserCraft rhinestones to finish it up - all on a plain black base. OooooOOOooo, shiny!

I think I'm off on an adventure today - need to go see how the reno is going....and to swap cars. Apparently there's a recall on the Jetta, and the cruise control is pooched till the recall is that's resulting in a royal pain for me! (3 hours round trip to get the Jetta - then 5 hours round trip to get it fixed - plus however long it takes for the actual repair....and then another 3 hours to get MY car back! Grrrr!)

Peace out, dudes!!

xo, ~S~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

TGF Week of Challenges Day 3

And a Challenge it is! Dude, I just couldn't believe it when I read the Day 3 Challenge from The Greeting Farm at 2:30 this morning...


Whaaaaatttttt??!?!?!?!!! Not outtta this girl! That colour combo is one I can say that I have NEVER used before... if anything screams 'country' to me, it's those two together...and despite the fact that I am a farmer's wife, I am just not country.

So....after a sleepless night thinking of what the heck I was going to do with that, I decided I better ink up Anya from the "Rock The Farm" set. (I did say country, didn't I?!) So I suppose now you're asking, 'Why do you even have that set, then?!' and my answer is: "I am a farmer's wife - I NEEDED it!" my best friend announced yesterday, I can justify anything if I really want to, no matter how ridiculous it is!

Anyway, here is the result:

The patterned papers are out of a big ass K & Co box that was on clearance at Mike's last summer - and this is the first time I've ever used anything out of it! (Actually, there were 3 boxes...but that's a whole 'nother story!) Anyway, I just sort of plunked a couple strips down on the kraft base, added some Antique Linen & Walnut Stain Distress Inks, and stamped/wrote the sentiment on the bottom (which, btw, says: "Let's Go Rock the Farm!")... Who knows what's going to become of this card... It's probably going to go to Scotty at some point!

I paper pieced Anya using the same paper as the background stuff...added a bit of Copic Sketch, Atyou Spica, and Sharpie markers...a dab here & there with the white gel pen... and two coppery-looking brads. Oh, and a bit more Distress ink on the edges, just to dirty it up a bit!

TA-DAAAA! There, country. Blue & Brown. I did it. Whew, I think I need me a nap now - That was freakin' tough!!!!!!

xo, ~S~

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OOPS! And, TGF Week of Challenges Day 2...

So, I'm officially an idiot! For the TGF challenges, you've got to use either Anya or, poor Annika was taken off the card, and replaced with Princess Anya! (Fitting, since it's my little princess who is starting school & this card will be tucked in with her school supplies!)

AND, to prove that I'm not a total idiot, I thought I better partake in the TGF Week of Challenges Day 2 - Crazy Hair Day... So, who better to have crazy hair than Rockstar Anya?! Apparently, I'm on a lime green & hot pink kick this week... Guess I've just been feeling a little more like my punky old self these days! (YES!)

See that zebra print ribbon? It used to be white, but the Bics fixed that! Also, you can't really see them, but there are 3 stars stamped in lime & clear embossed up the right-hand side. The border on the bottom has some lime green glitter to accent it, too - YAY for sparkles! (And now Lily is glittery, too...damn, that stuff just gets every-freakin'-where!)

That's it for today, folks -

xo, ~S~

Mojo Monday #99...and some other stuff, too!

Today, we've got us a combo post - I used the Mojo Monday Week #99 sketch to make my Back to School themed card for the TGF Week of Challenges Monday Challenge... (Yep, I struggled for a while to figure out how to say that one with the least amount of words! LOL)

For this one, I coloured The Greeting Farm's Annika with Copic Sketch & Atyou Spica markers, and a couple Sharpies (for her hair)... Man, will it be nice to get my hands on a few more colours (read: ALL) of the Copics; I'm getting sick of mix-n-match! (Wah! LOL)

Ok, enough whining - back to the important stuff: I used Annika, along with the Single Book from Hambo Stamps, and the One Smart Cookie set from Stampin' Up.

AND - you can see my very first ever stitching on a card, using my new toy...on the base layer of pink, anyway. There was SUPPOSED to be stitching on the little pink pocket, too...but that didn't work out for me (which is also why there is a bow on the right side, instead of the ribbon following through to the bottom of the pocket, as per the sketch...ooops!)

In the pocket lives a little bitty book mark - think Emily's actually going to use it? (Doubtful; it's only kindergarten!)


(because I'm too lazy to make a second whole post)

today's a double-header - I also (finally) finished the FARM FRESH FRIDAY for The Greeting Farm! (WOOOO HOOOOO!)

This one uses the Farm Fresh Friday Sketch #4 and will be submitted to the Galleria in a few...
I had no idea what I was going to do with Marie's ADORABLE rendering of Edward from Twilight....all I knew was that my sister (who is 14) was going to wind up with whatever it was! She starts high school this fall, so I thought a notebook would be appropriate.
You can't see the music notes very well, but they are clear embossed on the black background... The CD was a 'Happy Accident' that I had while trying to make the circles the sketch actually calls for... I decided it looked pretty cool with Edward (who is supposed to look black & white) sitting on top of it. The flowers used to be white...until my Copics got hold of them...and those little wooden red hearts were in a huge package at the dollar store - oooohhhh, yeah! The flowers are actually quite sparkly IRL, too - the darkest parts on them are actually done with a Silver Atyou Spica pen.

I grunged up the CD a bit with my sanding block & some Staz On ink - it was just too shiny for the whole B & W thing I was going for.

I think it turned out pretty funky... let's see if it's a winner!
Th-th-th-that's All Folks - (and THANK YOU, if you made it this far!)
xo, ~S~