Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Hi, There!

Hope you are having a great day.  The sun is shining so brightly here and it feels warm coming thru the windows.  So this is a fast post because I would like to take a walk while the sun is still shining!

This image just shines on her own with those big sparkly eyes.  I had fun coloring her up and adding some details to her shirt and pants.  I was inspired by a card I saw over at Little Butterfly Creations so I did the same design with the same image - Anja, thanks for the inspiration I love your cards!!

Thanks for stopping by and go catch some sun rays if you are lucky to have them today!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image from Make It Crafty/Tess-Joy
Copic Markers Skin E000 E21 E53 E11 E93 Eyes BG11 BG13 BG18
Hair Y21 Y23 Y26  Outfit BG10 BG11 R24 R29 Y26 Y28 BG
Used die from Whimsy Stamp to border the image.  Papers are from Simple Stories/Homespun
Flowers from Recollections  Star stamp and sentiment from my stash

Sharing card with
Make It Crafty -  Add extra details - polka dots on her shirt, button detail on her pants
Crafting From the Heart #196 - ATG
Word Art Wednesday - #322-#323 - ATG - Optional use Scripture

Monday, February 26, 2018


Hi, There!

I seem to be on a coffee kick but the caffeine kick is what I need too!!!  LOL  This image is from Mos Digital Pencil and she is cute but the sentiment is what got me since I am a big coffee drinker.  So I decided to make a card for my hubby for his upcoming birthday with this image and sentiments.

Also as you scroll below I made a second card with the same image and used some word chipboards from Make It Crafty.  This one will go to my sister!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image/Coffee Mos Digital Pencil colored with Copic Markers as follows
E0000 E000 E00 E21 E93
E53 E55 E57
B14 B45  R08 R12 R27
Used Tutti Stitched Nesting Rec. to frame image
Spoon and mug fussy cut from Heartfelt Creations/Coffee Collection  Also the sentiment on top from the same collection mounted with foam tape.
The remainder of the two sentiments framed with same die cut.  Papers from Simple Stories/Homespun.  Doily and enamels from my stash.

Sharing this card with:
Crafting From the Heart #196 - ATG
Crafting With An Attitude #36 - ATG
Crafting With Friends #61 - ATG
Word Art Wednesday Weeks #322-323

Friday, February 23, 2018


Hi, There!

I have had these House Mouse Decoupage sheets from Joanna Sheen for so long and as usual just located them in my stash.  So I just had to make a card with this delightful and funny image of these adorable critters!  I had some trouble cutting them out and this is my first time trying to decoupage them so not the greatest but oh, what fun it was putting them together.  I was smiling the whole time!

Sending this to my sister as she loves these mice.  I have more to put together too so she will be happy when the cards arrive!  

I mounted the design on some polka dot paper from my stash and added some Stardust glitter here and there but that was it.  These images stand alone - so darn cute!!!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something to work on in your stash that puts a smile on your face:)  Hugs, and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Saturday, February 17, 2018


Hi, There!

This stamp image was perfect for me today.  I have been invited to visit a friend at her home for coffee and chit-chat!  So I wanted to make a card for her to bring with me along with a goodie to eat.  (Not sure what I am making yet.)

Now another friend has also been invited so I made her a card also of the same image. (Second photo) Just love when things just fall into place for themselves!!  

Hope you are having a great weekend and will be sharing some special time with a friend or two.  Until my next post, hugs, and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Both card images were colored with Copic markers and the image is from Deep Red/Coffee with Friends - this was in the kit with the Scrapping For Less for the month.  Papers on background and scraps from the same kit.  I used my twine around each card.  From my stash, I used a piece of craft paper to make a border on the one card and added a charm to each card.  The rhinestones and sequins also from the kit.  Cup and coffee swirls were touched up with Wink of Stella.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Hi, There!

Well, this is the end of the line for my Valentine Cards.  I wish you all a Happy Valentines Day and maybe treat yourself to a chocolate candy bar!!!  Yummy - my favorite.  Or chocolate ice cream would do for me too;)

This is an image from Make It Crafty and I have had it for a long time in my digital printouts.  So decided to give her a go since I wanted to color big hair and big eyes.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek - hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Digital Image from Make It Crafty  Copic Markers for coloring as listed
skin E0000 E000 E00 E11 E93
bow, lips R00 R4 R27
dress C7 C8 C3  R08 R14 R27
hair C3 C5 C7 C8 B39
eyes E74 E77 E79  Added Glossy Accents to her big eyes  and added Liquid Pearls to her hair  Touched up her eyes with a Copic liner pen
IO frame die used to frame the image  Corner die Tutti Designs/Fancy Heart
Heart die - DIY-PH
Tag die - Art-C and sentiment from same company
Papers used from Lost & Found/Heirloom  The background paper of sparkle hearts are from my stash.
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Make It Crafty Coloring Challenge - Add extra details

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

BIG 50!!!

Hi, There!

Made this card from one of the card kits from Scrapping For Less and the stamp image is from Averyelle/Cool Beans. Coffee cups and sentiments are from the kit.  I did fussy cut the coffee cups and colored them with colored pencils.  Stitched circle cut from my stash.  Flag tag from ODBD and I cut out the number 50!!!  

My oldest son will be 50 - now that really dates me too!!!  LOL  The card base and the pattern background papers used are from the kit.  I used foam tape to pop the background upon a piece of black cardstock for dimension.  Used some mini stamps from the set - coffee beans and a heart.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day, until next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #193 - ATG
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #194 - ATG
Crafting With Friends Challenge #60 - ATG
Fairy Tale Challenge #187 - Use mini Stamps - the beans and the little heart

Friday, February 9, 2018


Hi, There!

I joined a monthly club called Scrapping For Less and this is the first package I received with lots of goodies to choose from.  The theme is coffee - so right up my alley for this month.  You also get card sketches to jump-start your creative juices - which I need along with my coffee!!  

So as you are peeking thru my blog, I hope you have your favorite beverage with you and thanks for having a cup of coffee with me as we visit together!!!  

I love this adorable image and I love her bunny slippers too!  I do not have to worry about putting my hair in rollers as it is too short for that - but I do have a pink bathrobe and a big mug of coffee!!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
Image, sentiment from Pink & Main stamp set/Need Coffee
Colored with Copic Markers as listed
SKIN E000 E00 E93  HAIR E30 E31 E33 CUP Y02 Y15 Y16  ROBE R81 R83 R85
Image was cut out with a frame die from Stitched Nesting Rectangle Dies/Tutti Designs - 217
Used Distress Ink/Brushed Corduroy for shading around the image
Flag tag die from ODBD and sentiment is from the stamp set - shaded with Distress Ink
Wink of Stella on her slippers and coffee  Sequins from the Scrapping For Less kit and so is the coffee clip on the side and all papers from the same kit.  Corner rhinestones from my stash.

Sharing this card with:
Crafting With Friends Challenge #60 - ATG
Just Add Ink #395 - Photo Inspiration - the colors for me - pink;)
Simply Create Too Challenge #135 - Your Fave Color Combos - Pink and Turq
Word Art Wednesday - Weeks #320-#321 - ATG Use their Scripture is optional

Monday, February 5, 2018


Hi, There!

Today is a hot cocoa day for me as it is 26 degrees with a wind chill factor of -13!!!!!!!

So I found this pretty miss with her hot cocoa and hearts.  Since February is the month of hearts, I am searching thru my digital stash for more heart-related images to color.  Found two with big hair and big eyes so I will be coloring those images next for cards. I have not colored that type for a while.  That is definitely my "thing"!!!  LOL

Now onto to this card, it is a square card, with a die cut stitched heart and shaded with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  Sequins added from 28 Lilac Lane/Valentine  I used white Liquid Pearls for her whip cream on top of her hot cocoa (she is after my heart with that:)  

Star Dust on her wings and around the image.  Wink of Stella on her outfit.  Papers from Lost & Found/Heirloom.  Heart button and ticket for x's and o's, and hanging tags from stash.  

I used some of the papers behind the image in strips and covered with some mesh lace and a Memory Box/Heart Chain Border die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and stay warm with your favorite beverage!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Aurora Wings Challenge #63 - ATG
Artistic Inspirations #193 - ATG/optional Valentine
Crafting From the Heart #193 - ATG
SSS Monday Challenge - Love Is In The Air

Image from Make It Crafty - Hot Cocoa
Colored with Copic Markers:
E000 E00 E11 E01 E95 - SKIN
R22 R30 R32 R56 R59 - OUFIT
E21 E23 E57 E59 - HOT COCOA
E70 E71 E74 - HAIR

Saturday, February 3, 2018


Hi, There!

I guess I am still stuck on dreaming about candy!!!  LOL  But I had this image for a long time and when I went thru my stash and found her - that was it.  So without further a-do, here she is from ppinkydollsart.  Such big eyes and a little sad but I think she is just so sweet!!  Have a great weekend.  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe
Used Copic Markers for the image:
E000 E00 E11 E93  BG10 BG11 BG13  R22 R24 R27 Y21 Y25 Y32

Fussy cut out image and mount with foam tape for dimension

Paper from my stash, Glitz/Happy Travels - used as the background on the card front and a background behind the frame for the image. 

The button on the left is from BoBunny.  Butterfly and ladybug stickers from K&Co/Brenda Walton.

Added glitter to the scroll on the paper, Wink of Stella on her outfit, bow, and the lollipop.  Cord tied into a bow on the button.  The frame around the image is from my stash.

Sharing this card at:
Artistic Stamper Challenge - Month of February - Roses Are Red - Use the color red
Crafting With Friends #60 - ATG
Fussy and Fancy Friday #204 - Fussy & Fancy
SSS Wednesday Challenge - ATG

Thursday, February 1, 2018


Hi, There!

Back again with my next fun shaker card.  This is the jar version of the shaker kit and the stamp set has some cute stamps that you get the dies with to cut out your labels!!!  So darn cute!!!

All products, except where mentioned, are from the kit from Queen & Co.  The cord is from my stash.  The sentiment is from the kit and so is the sentiment on the little label I applied to my acetate window on the jar.  The jar has a separate lid that I popped up with foam tape.  

I used the extra die cut backing from the jar and stamped some gum drops that went inside the jar and used the poppers with the kit but also added my own crystal clear confetti for some more shimmer and those crystals are from Studio Katia.

Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings - CaroleAnn
Now I want some gumdrops!!!!  LOL

Sharing Card with:
Art Impressions #225 - Sweet Treats
Crafting With An Attitude #36 - ATG
Cute Card Thursday #515 - ATG


Hi, There!

That time of the year - February has arrived and we have snow on the way and getting very cold here!!!  So some sugar would be in order, hot cocoa, or a big old lollipop!!!

I received this Candyland Shaker Card Kit and I just love it!!!  It is from Queen & Co. and I am having so much fun with it.  Now I want some real candy and wishing I had some candy hearts or a nice big lollipop!:)

I have one more card to finish up and I will post that one too.  Hope you have something sweet to eat or maybe just a sweetie to snuggle up with is nice too;)  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sharing this card with:
Art Impressions Challenge #225 Sweet Treats
Crafting With An Attitude #36 - ATG
Cute Card Thursday #515 - ATG
Southern Girls Challenge - Circle Embellishment - Team Lou
Word Art Wednesday #320-#321 - ATG

Card Recipe
All products used on this card are from the Queen & Co. Candyland Shaker Card kit  (except where noted below) - comes with the paper, the shaker shapes with foam and acetate, the poppers for inside your shaker shape,  and some great stamps and sentiments.

The rhinestones around the card are from Studio Kalia and from my stash is the cord around the stick.  I cut the borders out using a Whimsy Stamp Stitched Border Die Trio.