Friday, January 27, 2012

Fairy Card - one more time!

Okay - I am home from work and suppose to be cleaning but - - just one more card with this image and I will move on - I promise - maybe - we'll see - LOL   thanks for stopping by again and have a great weekend!   Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Once again I used Webster's Pages and that great Digi image from Krista Smith; colored with Copic markers - this paper did not blend the way I wanted it to but since these prior attempts I have found that Recollections white card stock works real well with Copic Markers; embellishments with Recollections pearls and blue flowers and the yummy pink velvet flower is from Prima!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fairy Cards

Hi There!
I found the world of digi images and I do not think I will be looking back!  (Not putting away my rubber stamps - just enjoying a new adventure.)

I love anything to do with the Fairy World!  So these images are right up my alley.  Hope you like them and check out this wonderful artist Krista Smith  of Saturated Canary - in case my link does not work - see my list of blogs I love to follow.

 I will be quiet for awhile - no posting - my daughter is arriving from Minnesota to spend some time with us - I am sure our New York weather will seem like summer to her!  I will be back soon - hopefully with some new cards and no doubt more great digi images!  Hugs ~ Carole Ann
"Faerie is never very far away. . . and there are a thousand ways of getting there." - Susanna Clarke

 Stamp: Fairy - Saturated Canary/Krista Smith - I colored the image with Copic Markers and used glitter on the wings; Paper:  Webster's Pages; Flowers:  Oriental Trading Co.; Pearls:  Recollections

Stamp:  Fairy - Saturated Canary - Krista Smith - I colored the image with Copic Markers and used glitter for the wings.  DP is Bo Bunny  and Recollections

Monday, January 23, 2012

Best Friends Card

Hi, There!
Hope you had a great weekend - snow and all for a lot of us!  It was a good weekend for me to make some homemade chicken soup and some beef stew - fridge is stocked!  My daughter, hubby and I got in a game of clue and  - I won!!  It was Madame Rose, in the Study with the Knife!!  Love that game;)  The movie is hysterical - at least I think it is - one of those movies I watch over and over and still laugh hard:)

So I did not get much done other than cooking and playing a game but I had this card waiting to be posted.  I hope you like it - until next time - take care - happy card making to all!
 Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

"Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things." - Author Unknown

Stamp:  Sarah Kay - Stampavie
Paper:   Hot Off Press;  Embellishments:  Rhinestones-K&C; Edge Punch-MS; Ribbon - Michaels
Card Size 5 1/2 x 5 1/2

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sunshine Birthday Card

Hi There!
I love these colors!  Bright like a summer sun!  That's about as close as I will get to a warm sun today and for next few days!  So here is a bright card for everyone to dream of bright warm sunbeams! Have a great weekend - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." - Author Unknown

Stamps:  Sarah Kay - Stampavie - colored with copic markers; tag is from McGill and text is from Verve
Paper:  Background is My Mind's Eye/Home; I used a doily and added Photo Corners from Recollections
Embellishments:  Pearls and Flower from Recollections; ribbon from Michaels
Card Size: 6 x 6

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hello Friends Card

Hi, There

This card is to all my new found blogger friends and friends to yet be made!  Thanks for all the encouragement by leaving comments for me!  I feel like a ghost writer and I laugh at myself but the bottom line is I am having so much fun with this!  Not to mention how much I can learn from all you seasoned bloggers and not to even mention your talents in paper crafting!  Amazing!

Any body into American Idol?  Well, this grandmother has been a fan of American Idol for 6 years!!  So I have to make this short - no cards getting made on Wednesday and Thursday nights:(  Till my next post - thanks so much for stopping by - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
"Age is a matter of feeling, not of years!" - Author Unknown

Stamps: Sarah Kay - Stampavie  Image was colored with Copic Markers; Verve stamp used for text on Martha Stewart Tag.
Ribbon: Michaels
Flower: Prima
Rhinestones:  Recollections
Paper: K&C
Card Size:  6 x 6

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In My Heart Card

Hello there!
I hope I find you enjoying your evening.  I wanted share this card with you - one of my Copic marker creations - love coloring these Stampavie Girls and their pets.  Going forward I will put in what products I have used to make a card.  Got that tip from a fellow blogger - thanks, Gail!

Do you have a favorite radio station to listen to while you play?  I listen to the John Tesh Radio show when I make my cards - love the music and love all the great info I get from that station - check it out if you are in the New York listening area.   Have a great evening - till next post - take care - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Girl with Roses Card

Hi, There
I once made many cards for my Mom - years ago.  She loved roses and back then my cards would pass for the CAS sample - which I believe means "clean and simple".  So if I could, I would re-do this card and add my now beloved blings etc. but I can't find the picture element that I used on this card  -  stashed somewhere in my piles of favorite folders!  Well, this is a short post - have to go shopping with my grandson so till next post - take care - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
"A Mother's Love is for Eternity"

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Sister's Card

Hi There!

Well, I almost thought I wouldn't even get to posting tonight.  Late night for getting any crafting done.  But I did make a card for my sister so here it is and I took a couple of shots of it.  It is an easel card which means once it is opened, you can display the art work.  These are my favorite cards to make and since it was for Gina, I went all out on this one!  Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend - do something fun!!  Until my next post - take care.    Hugs  ~ CaroleAnn

"Light tomorrow with today." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Now once opened -

In case you can't read the label - here it is up close - can't wait to mail this out!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pretty Flower Cards for You

Hello There - hope you are having a good Tuesday evening - I have to get back to work in my craft room to get started on a "sister" card.  Do you have lots of stashes of goodies in whatever your craft of interest is?

I was looking for something to make one card and came up with these great "sister" embellishments that I forgot I had.  So no excuse now - need to work on my sister's surprise card.  Wish she had Internet then she would know it is coming her way - but then it would not be a surprise!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy viewing these cards.  Leave me a comment or two if you stop by - love to hear from you!  Or join up as a follower and I will know you are there checking in now or then!    Till next post -  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

"One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." - Henry Miller

 Well, okay this following one is a combination of flower and bird:)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Special Moments Card

Special moments - if we are lucky we have many but even if we receive them few and far between - it is important to savor everyone that comes our way.  My hubby, children, grandchildren and friends give me many, many moments to savor and for that I thank God each and every day!
Here is my savor those special moments card for you! (Sorry I used the same girlie stamp - I have a pile of these little people to incorporate into cards - bear with me.)  Till my next post - I wish you many special moments.  Hugs  ~  CaroleAnn
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." - Emily Dickinson

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Coffee Card for You

Hi, there - Hope you had a fun filled weekend.  Did you do anything fun?  I had tons of wash to do but we managed to squeeze in a game of  Clue and had a lot of fun - and I won!! And dinner was late but it was worth it!  Well, the Monday blues are starting to creep up on me so my quote today is just for that;)
Here is my coffee card - hope you like it.  Thanks for peeking in and hope you come back soon.    Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
"Chocolate is nature's way of making up for Mondays." - Author Unknown 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tea Card for You

Hi, there

As I was driving to work yesterday morning, I put on my sunglasses and noticed they felt snug!!??  I think all this holiday binging has caught up to my face!!!  In any case, here is my Tea Card for You.  (I think tea is all I will be allowed to digest for a while;). Next, I will try my hand at a Coffee Card.  Till my next post - which will not be until after this weekend - thanks for stopping by and it has been fun blogging this week for first time around.   So I wish you a great weekend!  Do something fun - which for you is??  For me it means, no phones, no appointments, and trying to beat my daughter and husband in a game of Clue !!   Hugs  ~  CaroleAnn

"Magic is believing in yourself.  If you can do that, you can make anything happen." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Copic Marker Combinations

Hi, there - As you can see from my photo, I really like my "Stampavie" girls.  They still need to be incorporated into cards, but the fun part of coloring is now completed!  I'm always a little bit sad when the coloring has come to an end - at least on this project.  Once again thanks so much for taking a peek and I hope you have a "rainbow" type of day!  Hugs  ~  CaroleAnn
"Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing!  You see things, not as they are, but as you are." - Eric Butterworth

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Copic Markers

Hi There!

Do you have a favorite media for coloring? I took classes in oil and acrylic, and pen and ink, also tried pastels and watercolor and I liked it all.  But I am personally crazy about my Copic markers.  I will even purchase my art stamps that will appeal to the need to color - so they have to have a lot of room to "color".  An adult that can play like a child!  What better hobby to be involved in.  Here's my card or cards - I surprised myself with more energy than I thought I had. Hope you like them.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon - stay warm as it is freezing here in upstate New York!   Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
"I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward." - Charlotte Bronte

I love these stamps by Stampavie - Sarah Kay is the artist and this is
Josephine cuddling with her pet cat Kiki

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Card In Progress

Hi, There!

Well, I apologize if I was too "Chatty" yesterday morning - have to control those newly found Blogging fingers:)
So I am going to keep this short - actually have to get ready for work.
Here is a picture of my card in progress - hopefully I will have it done and uploaded by tonight.  Still working on that banner idea - maybe this photo would work?  Whatcha think?  Thanks for joining me for a quick cup of coffee, tea, juice and/or milk?  My preference is coffee - now that's an idea - coffee and/or tea cards!!  Never enough time in a day for all the card ideas! - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn    
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll

Monday, January 2, 2012

Belated Happy New Year

Hi, there!

How remiss of me not to wish everyone a Happy New Year - or whatever your wish is for that something special that will bring you happiness or maybe a few of your favorite things.  Speaking of "a few of your favorite things", I was sitting in my chair last night (reading a book on how to blog;) and looked over at the table and decided to take a photo (or two) of what I was looking at that made me smile - posted below -  and I can say these are a few of my favorite things.  Now to tell you what each one is - well, that would be a journal in itself - and yes that is a sneaker in the background - one of my favorite things to do - search for new sneakers for my tired feet  - so next time - perhaps one image at a time?!  I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I would like to upload a new banner and clueless how to start.  Maybe a collage photo of some of my cards?  Till next time - have a great day.
 "We must overcome the notion that we must be robs you of the chance to be extraordinary" - Uta Hagen

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My First Blog Note

Hello Everyone

Here goes my first blog note that is exciting to me and a little bit intimidating - how much of myself do I reveal?  Well, I love designing greeting cards - that's obvious.  This blog is starting due to the fact that some of the most beautiful cards I have seen are on some of the most beautiful blogs!  So now my New Year's resolution - among many - has begun!  Try to create an appealing blog site for a friend or two to visit with me!  I have posted one of my easel cards here and my profile shot is one of my cards too.  Well, I hope this turns into an adventure of a lifetime for me.  Thanks so much for dropping by and till the next post - "If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old.  You will just keep growing." - Gail Sheehy