Monday, February 25, 2013


Hi There!
Have you ever started coloring an image and realize it has truly become a labor of love?  Well, this happened to me with this adorable image by Krista Smith - "secrets".  Now what sisters do  not have secrets?!  We had plenty - some good - some not so good.  But they were our secrets to keep and share.  Nothing like a bond between two sisters and I am especially blessed to have such a close relationship with my sister - so this card is for you Sis!  Hope to get it mailed tomorrow!

I had this image for a long time and just got around to coloring it on Saturday but it took two hours to color!   It doesn't help when you are a bit of a perfectionist too with your colors;)  I never thought that much labor of love would be needed but it was worth every minute as I am pleased with all the colors and I think my Sissy will like it.  I kept the design relatively simple so as to show off this great digi image by Krista.  And then later after loading it up - I did add some liquid pearls here and there but just never got around to reloading the picture.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week - I have today off so my week has already started off with a bang!!! Yes!  Big Hugs,  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:

Saturated Canary Challenge #37 - LOVE 

Card Recipe
Image from Krista Smith colored with both copic and promarkers.  Image I have outlined with my copic liner.  Papers used from K&C/Adrianna and the sister stickers are from my stash that I was waiting to use for the right moment, the corner filigree is from WOC and the two cyrstal hearts are from a stash I received from my sister!  Lace is from Joanne's fabric store.

Inside view - I had to put a "sissy" sticker in there ;)

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Hi, There!
The wind is howling so loud here and I am just hoping we can hold on to our electricity.  There was a lot of sunshine so that was enjoyable.  I did my baby clothes shopping and found a nice big basket to pile everything in.  I want to wrap it up in cellophane and top it off with some Gerber Daises of yellow, blue and pink with lots of ribbons.  I will take a picture of it when done.  Okay, on to the card for the challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts of Pink and Cream - oh some of my favorite colors!!!  And can you believe it - no coloring on this card anywhere!!  LOL  So here is my card - thanks for stopping by again and I hope you have a wonderful creative week!  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #70  - Pink & Cream

Card Side View
Card Recipe
Papers from K&C and also I used KaiserCraft/Forget-Me-Not, a Spellbinder label stamped with a sentiment from Verve "Words Cannot Express", crystals from Prima, all flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - cherry blossom, small roses, gypsophila, and heather.  Little bow and heart from my stash.

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Hi, There!
I am excited about this card as it came out better than I thought.  I love this digi image by Mosdigitalpencil.  Even though it is a girl image, I liked it so much just had to use it and just colored it up with my Copic markers in blues and pinks.  Lots of stardust and liquid pearls.  Now the whole card is  mounted onto a very fancy heavy card stock that a friend gave me that she received from a print shop.  These cards have matching envelopes.  They are really elegant and I am so grateful to Bonnie for giving them to me to use as I wish! It made the card that much more special and I hope you can see it in the photos.  This card is going to be given to a very special person in my life and I can't wait to go baby clothes shopping tomorrow!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #50 - Use Kraft

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - February - Flowers and Pearls

Crafts and Me Challenge #120 - Doily Heaven

Lili of the Valley Challenge - Pearls

Live & Love Crafts Inspiration Challenge #8 - Tina's Sketch - which is just beautiful!

Card Recipe:
Digi Image is MosDP2 - Baby Girl and colored with Copic markers.  The papers used are from my stash and have been mounted onto kraft paper and the Lili of the Valley sentiment was stamped on kraft paper, fussy cut and mounted with a 3D foam, Doily is from WOC, the tag on the upper left is from Graphic 45's Little Darlings which I tied two pieces of pink and blue tulle thru,  lots of pearl swirls from Recollections.  I wrapped some lace around a piece of kraft paper for my MS edge punch, and then added the flowers and "baby" stickers.  The silver filigree corners are from WOC.  More pictures to follow below.  Thanks for taking a peep.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Hi, There!
Can't find flowers to look at outside so I decided to make a card with some flowers.  Daisies!  Love daisies - so here is a little bit of spring for you.  Wanted to keep this as a CAS card so I reached for my ever faithful stickers from my stash, a dark green cardstock, a Verve sentiment on a MS punch, a few rhinestones here and there,  and this is what I came up with! I slipped the back of the card inside the envelope, so that is the white you see in the photo.

Hope you have had a good week and tomorrow is Friday so I am super happy tonight!  I hope to get some digi images colored this weekend.  Have not done too much lately.  Have a great weekend and do something fun and creative for yourself.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Monday, February 11, 2013


Hi, There
And a Happy Valentine's Day to you a few days early.  I made this for my sister and want to send it out so she gets it in time - or perhaps not - but it's the thought that counts;)  I think she will like it as I love the image and I like her dress - I think we had a dress like this in our closet growing up.  Once again, photo makes the dress look peach instead of pink.  Hope you are staying warm, lots of snow here - I think I should make some cards with flowers to help think of Spring!  Thanks for stopping by and see you next time.  Hugs ~ CaroleAnn
I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:

Songbird Challenge #13 "Hopelessly Devoted To You" - this is a great song and I can't get it out of my head!  LOL  Check out this challenge blog and all the challenges are inspired by a song - love it :)
Love Card:
Love Card Side View
Love Card Closeup
Love Card Recipe
Image is from Pretty Little Stamps called "Pretty Love" - she is fun to color which I did with my Copic Markers and lots of stardust and liquid pearls
Skin  E000, E00, E01, E02
Hair  C00, C2, N1, N4, N7
Shoes  C00 C2
Dress and Bow and Socks  R00, R20, R21, R22
Eyes   E33, E35, E37
Papers are BoBunny - Crush Collection
Love sticker is from K&Company, ribbons from my stash  

Friday, February 8, 2013


Hi, There
Well, this could be a special day for me - it is snowing hard and I have the day off - good timing if I say so myself.  But I have the grandkids home from school so that will keep me occupied.  Did manage to get this card finished and these are some of my favorite colors to use. And the image is from Lili of the Valley - she is cute!  I colored the lace butterfly (from Wild Orchid Crafts) but it did not show up in the right colors in the photo.  It is a shade of green with a touch of pink.  I hope you are all staying warm and if you have to travel in any kind of slippery, wet, or ice and snow - be careful and I hope your guardian angels are with you all the way home!  thanks for taking a peek - till my next card project - big hugs ~ CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - #192  Lets Get Cute - so the image fits this very nicely

Crafts and Me Challenge #119 - Your Favorite Color Combos

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge #69 - Anything Goes

Card Side View
Card Image Close Up
Card Recipe
Papers used are from Lost N Found - both Breeze and Blush
Image "Best Dress"  from  Lili of the Valley   I used Copic Markers for coloring and lots of stardust and liquid pearls.  The sentiment from Lili of the Valley and stamped on a MS die cut
WOC products are the ribbon in the corner, corner filigree, and the lace butterfly that I colored with my Copic markers.
The friendship sticker is from K&C and the lace and rhinestones from my stash

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Hi There!
We are almost there to hump day for the work week!  Yeah!!  More snow here again so I am already sweating the drive to work!  Making this card took my mind off it for a while:)  After I made the card, I realized I should have used glitter on the sentiment as perhaps it would have showed up more.  I had fun making the letters that went inside the little vellum envelopes.  The ribbon and heart rhinestones are from my stash.  The paper is from BoBunny.  Next project has to be a coloring project ;)  Thanks for stopping by until next time - Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

Love Letters Card:

Love Letters Card Side view:

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS Challenge #5:  Code Word is Heart
CAS-ual Fridays  CFC88 - Love Letters
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #1  Be Mine  Valentine - brandy new challenge blog - check it out!

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Hi There!
I told you it would happen - the need for this and that and this and that to arrange and rearrange!  So here is my card.  The image is from Chelsea - Artist is Hannah Lynn - one of my many favorite Crafts and Me digi images.  So much fun to color with my Copic markers and I used lots of stardust and liquid pearls and different color stickles for the inside of the treasure chest.  Papers are from K&C/Travel, for the circle image needed I used my circle punch along with a MS punch.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and Me #118 - add your favorite embellishment - well I love stickers and there it is at the right side of the card
CLP - Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch #55 -  This is for the month of February so you have lots of time to join - it is an awesome sketch - check it out!
Inky Chicks Challenge #2 - Becky's Bingo Grid - My bingo is for diagonal, so - Ribbon, Image, Pearls.  I have a sparkle ribbion behind my image going across and you can see all my pearls!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!  Till next time, Big Hugs ~ CaroleAnn

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Side View

Friday, February 1, 2013


Hi, There!
I love that phrase and if my grandchildren are any example of that, I guess it is true because I love them to bits and my grandson that is only 14 yrs old is 6 feet 3 1/2 inches tall!!  Yes basketball is his thing and he has already made the varsity team!!! Proud Grandma - I am:)
Well, back to the card, after the Less Is More card, I decided to dig thru my stash box and found all these great stickers and pictures and here we go - nice and simple - some ribbon down the center, a few rhinestones in the corners, and a spring time picture!  I slipped the back of the card inside its envelope so that is the white you see in the photo. This is for my "quick card box".  Hope you have a great weekend.  I have the need to color and use my copic markers and collage away so that is my next project.  Thanks so much for all your comments, it is what makes my day so here is to all of you - blessings always,  keep a smile in your heart, Big Hugs  ~  CaroleAnn