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Monday, January 30, 2012

SMASH*ed


I was recently added to a facebook group by the fabulous Kellie Winnell of Tickled Pink Stamps. The group is called SMASH*aholics. I was aware of the new craze - part journal, part keepsake, part scrapbook, all creative chaos - but I hadn't really thought about making one of my own. Until Kellie added me to this fun group! After seeing all the unique and wonderful pages and reading all the excited comments from crafters who really love to SMASH, I started to wonder if maybe I should SMASH too.... I know, I know! I need another hobby like I need a hole in the head! But card making is all about other people. I make the cards and then give them away. With a SMASH book, it is something I can keep. I liked that idea. And I liked the thought of having a place to call home for all those little tidbits, mementos, and random thoughts that are life.

For my first book, I bought the pink one, and it's very girlie girl. That's okay because it's going to be all about ME! My first page spotlights my favorite stamp companies! Maybe I put a little more effort and thought into this than you are supposed to, but it sure was a lot of fun (even if I was coloring all freakin' day! lol). There are six companies featured, and I selected one image from each.

1) Tickled Pink Stamps
2) Kenny K
3) Simply Betty Stamps
4) Saturated Canary
5) My Favorite Things
6) Sassy Studio Designs

I would have liked to include La-La-Land Crafts and Mo's Digital Pencil in there too, as I love them, but they are really a different style so perhaps on a page about my small man in the future.

I think I am hooked, and yes, I will be blaming this on Kellie! lol I can't wait to get back to the craft store and pick up more supplies! But the great thing is you can make these with stuff you already have hanging around the house! That's the point, isn't it? And though I did buy the official SMASH book made by K&Company, I have seen some terrific home-made ones out there too!



Kellie has started a SMASH*ing Sunday challenge on her blog, Give A Girl A Blog. I will enter my page over there, and if you do any SMASH*ing this week you should play along too! You can link your SMASH pages here. You can also join us here if you want to chat with like-minded SMASH*aholics!

Here are some close ups of my page:


Thanks for looking! I hope everyone has a SMASH*ing week!

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog


Hello, my blogland friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far! I was lucky enough to be able to have a crafty play date with my good friend, Jazzy T, on Friday. We often do more chatting than card making, but it's all good! This time we discussed her starting up her own blog. She is a talented natural at paper crafting, and I thought it was time she show the world. Please check out her new blog, Wasted Scraps, and leave her some love or become a follower.

I did manage to get a card made, too! Today I'm sharing a creation I made for Tickled Pink Stamps' sponsorship of the Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog. The theme is Valentines. I have used one of the adorable Lil Haunting images from their Lil Pinkette collection. Her name is Fairy Coraline and I love how versatile she is! I have used her for Halloween and Christmas already and now here she as a sweet Valentine. She is colored with a combination of Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers. I seem to love to fussy cut my images and have done that here before using some foam squares to pop her up. This fabulous paper is called Union Square from Michaels' Recollections line. I loved the sentiment printed on this sheet and knew I wanted to use it as my background. The striped strip is from a DCWV stack called Downtown Loft. Her wings are coated with copper Stickles, and I've added a distressed doily plus some flowers and pearl flourishes from my stash. The XO is a Making Memories brad.

Please head over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to see what my amazing teamies have to share with you! And if you want to play along for your chance to win a fabulous Tickled Pink Stamps prize, link your Valentines project over at Paper Sundaes!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E13, E15, E31, E25, E27, E34, R27, R29, R20) and Prismacolor Art Markers (150, 151, 152).

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges as well:
- Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #117 - Things with Wings
- Crafty Purple Frog Challenge: Valentine's Day/Show Us Some Love

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!

{hugs}
Regan

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges #53 - Bright and Colorful



Wow, today is a busy day! Two posts in less than 6 hours! This time I'm here to tell you about a new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge! Today we want to see Bright and Colorful! I chose Lil Perfect Match Lolita Christina for the job! She strikes me as the bright and colorful type! lol Using this week's Mojo Monday sketch (#225) I have layered her on top of some lovely Basic Grey papers from the Sultry collection. They are called Fashionable and Dressy. Just love the hot pink! Christina is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers. The flower flourish stamp in the corners is from Stampin' Up. I left the card largely unadorned, but couldn't resist a couple of flowers, some pearl and bead topped pins, and a Tim Holtz Muse Token in one corner.

Remember that in order to play along you have to use a Tickled Pink Stamps image. They can be found here in the TPS store. The prize is one digital image of your choice! So head over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog to see what my awesome team mates have created for this challenge and while you're there, why don't you play along for yourself?!

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E25, E27, E34W6, W8, W10, YG95, YG97, B34, B37, B39) and Prismacolor Art Markers (1, 8, 133, 208).

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Charisma Cardz Challenges: #3 - Pretty in Pink
- Color Create Challenge: #88 - Color Inspiration Pink and Green
- Hooked on Crafts Challenges: #16 - Something Bright

Thanks again for visiting my blog! Hope to see you over at TPSC! Enjoy today!

{hugs}
Regan

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #109 - Holiday Scraps


Hello and welcome to a very special Dare To Be Sassy Thursday from Sassy Studio Designs! This is our first monthly holiday challenge of the year! Because it's never too early to start! :) We've decided to do things a bit differently this time around, though... Instead of a separate challenge, we will incorporate a holiday theme into our last DTBST challenge of every month. This way we can all get a jump start on those Christmas cards without the added pressure of yet another challenge! The rules for the challenge are the same as any DTBST, with two exceptions: Your creation MUST be holiday themed, and IF you use a Sassy Studio Designs image you will get an extra draw entered for the prize! Sassy images are not required to play along, but we sure do love it when you do! And an extra chance at winning the prize?! Pretty fabulous, right?!

So our theme for January is "Holiday Scraps". It's simple: grab those gorgeous half used sheets of designer paper and get to work creating a new holiday masterpiece! If you're anything like me, they haven't even all been put away yet! lol My papers are from a Stampin' Up series called Holiday Treasures, and I think this may be my third year using them! The beautiful image is Holiday Belle Honey from Sassy Studio Designs' holiday collection. Isn't she enchanting? I've paper pieced her gown with a festive red and pink houndstooth patterned paper that is also part of the SU pack. The rest of her is colored in Copics. I also gave her a little pearl earring to match the pearls elsewhere on the card.

The layout for my creation is taken from this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge (#130). I've used some of my favorite things for my embellishments: Pearls. Seam binding. Flowers. My Spellbinders dies. Oh, and a darling little jingle bell charm that a friend sent me a long time ago in a crafty care package.

Please head over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog to see what my talented team mates have to share with you! And while you're there, we hope you'll join in the fun!

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E34, YG95, YG97, R46).

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- The Sisterhood of Crafters: Stripes
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #23 - Pearls or Bling
- Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog: #96 - Paper Piecing
- Christmas Card Challenges: 2012 #8 - Coloring


Thanks for taking a look and have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Corrosive Challenge #141 - I {HEART} You



Hello, blogland! It's Sunday morning here and today is the start of a new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge! It is hard to believe two weeks have gone by already, but it's true! We are creeping towards February and with that in mind we announce our theme for this fortnight - "I {HEART} You"! With Valentine's Day less than a month away, now is the perfect time to include a heart (or two or three) on your creation! Your project doesn't have to be for that Hallmark holiday necessarily. It could celebrate a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday, any occasion where you want to send some love!

Our fabulous sponsor this month is Kenny K! They have offered up a prize of 5 of their digital images to our lucky winner! My image is one of their new Valentine's Day ones. She's called Sexy Cupid and that she is! I've colored her with the usual combination of Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers. This card is for a co-worker to give his wife on Valentine's Day, and I experimented with some darker skin tones than I normally use. I definitely think I still need practice with this, but hopefully, she'll like it anyway. lol I fussy cut and Stickled her as well. (Yes, I did just use Stickles as a verb. Deal with it! Haha!) Papers are from a new K&Company pad called Circus Valentine. I love this paper so you'll be seeing it again! The ticket is from a matching border embellishment pack that I picked up on Friday. On that same shopping trip I came across this lovely ruffled organdy trim that was a must have! A few flowers, a couple of punched and embossed hearts, some pearls, and my Dizzy Doily die from My Favorite Things complete the card.

Markers used: Copics(E25, E27, E34R43, W6, W8, W10) and Prismacolor Art Markers (150, 151, 152, 169, 1, 8, 10, 149, 209, 108).

If you want to play along or simply want to check out the rest of the gorgeous design team creations, visit The Corrosive Challenge blog!

This card is also being entered into the following challenges:
- Card Patterns: Sketch #149 (I took a little liberty with this one, but you can still see the basic structure)
- Stamping with the Dragon: Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
- Wags n Whiskers: Challenge #71 - Valentine's/Love Card
- 2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Challenge #75 - Embossing (the punched hearts are dry embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder)
- Aud Sentiments: Challenge #46 - Love

Thank you for dropping in, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

{hugs}
Regan


Friday, January 20, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs Fabulous Freebie Friday


Welcome to Sassy Studio Designs' Fabulous Freebie Friday! We do this every week over on our Paper Craft Planet group, and I hope you've been joining us to collect the amazing images that our lovely owner/artist Lindsay gives away each Friday! Today our image is called Latte Lori. Ah, a girl after my own heart, coffee cup in hand! Be sure to head over to PCP to download this java loving beauty for yourself!

And did you know we also host a fortnightly challenge there as well? Do you want a chance to win 2 SSD images of your choice? Of course you do! Today a new challenge begins and the theme is "Warm Wishes". We simply want you to create a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa themed project. There's one catch - you MUST use a Sassy Studio Designs image to play along! Any image is fine, but if you use either this week or next week's freebie, you get an extra entry in our random draw for the prize!

For my project I've created a little gift tag and placed it on a reusable "to go" coffee cup. This cup is so cool... Looks just like those trendy ones you get at Starbucks, but you can use it over and over! This would make a fabulous gift for that coffee lover in your life, perhaps paired with a gift card to their favorite coffee house or a bag of coffee for them to brew at home. Latte Lori is colored with Copics and fussy cut. I used my new Labels Eighteen Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut out both tags. The coffee stain and sentiment stamps are both from Inkadinkado. A couple of flowers and a pearl swirl finish off this mini creation.

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E13, E15, E25, E27, R20, YG95, YG97) and Prismacolor Art Markers (86).

I hope you'll pop over to PCP to see what the rest of the design team has created for this caffeinated challenge. And to make Latte Lori your own! She is only available for 24 hours and will go back into the shop on Saturday so snag her now while you can - and use the money you save on a cuppa joe! ;)

I'd also like to enter this project in the following challenges:
- The Stamping Boutique: #24 - Die Cuts
- Little Claire's Designs: #17 - Anything But A Card
- Shelly's Images: Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Answer the Call



I know.... Three posts this week already?! What is going on here?! Well, I'll tell you: Saturated Canary is holding a guest design team call on their challenge blog, and I just had to throw my hat in the ring. I know it's a long shot as there are already over 80 gorgeous entries for 3 open spots, but you don't know if you don't try so here goes nothing! I love Krista's images, and Krista herself is as delightful and charming as the characters she draws! If you've never read her blog you are truly missing out and should go visit her here.

Today I needed a card for a co-woker of mine. It's a dual purpose card as her birthday is next weekend AND she is starting a new full-time job at another company on Monday too! She is a glamorous young thing, and I thought Becki was perfect. Recently I had seen a few cards that used Spellbinders Nestablities dies to cut frames, and I decided I wanted to try this technique. I'm really happy with the results using Labels Eighteen! The image was printed "big head" style, colored with Copics and her dress was paper pieced. The sketch is the current challenge over at Cardabilities. I used a favorite border punch of mine from Martha Stewart and added my usual embellishments (flowers and an assortment of Tim Holtz goodies) as well as a beaded pin I received from a friend and some tulle. The papers are from Bo Bunny - I love them and have been hoarding them, but they just begged to be used for this creation.

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E31, E25, E27, R20, E04, W6, W8, W10).

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenge:
- Hooked On Craft Challenges: #15 - Try Something New (frame technique)
- Make It Monday: #72 - Anything Goes
- Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: #168 - Anything Goes with Blue

Thank you for visiting and wish me luck! *fingers crossed* Being a Canary would be quite the honor! Have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors Southern Girls Challenge


Hello, my crafty friends! I have some fabulous news to announce.... I have been asked to join the newly formed sponsorship design team for Tickled Pink Stamps! Most of you know that I'm already on their challenge design team, but now I get to post my creations on the Tickled Pink Stamps blog a few times a month as well! If you have stopped by recently and seen all the talent over there you will understand what an honor that is!

Though I just came on board this week and my official start date is February, of course I'm very excited to be on the team so I decided to jump right in! The first sponsorship I have to tell you about is the Southern Girls Challenge! And the theme this week is one I find challenging but always love the results :white on white (with colored image).

My card features the digital version of Lil Birthday Lad Luca. I colored him with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers and fussy cut him before using foam squares to pop him up on top of the 5x7 panel that I ran through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder from the Love is in the Air set. I've also added a scalloped heart border with a Martha Stewart punch. A few white Prima flowers, punched leaves and branches (also courtesy of Martha Stewart), and a pearl and rhinestone flourish provide texture and interest. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and is stamped on to one of my Spellbinder Ribbon Banner dies.

I hope you like my creation today and that you'll visit the TPS blog to see what the rest of the amazingly talented sponsorship team has to share with you! And I hope you've been inspired to play along over at The Southern Girls Challenge for their white on white (with colored image) challenge. You have two weeks to join in the fun (one entry per person please) and you could win a fabulous Tickled Pink Stamps prize if you're one of the lucky winners!

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, E25, E27, E34, W6, W8, W10, YG95, YG97) and Prismacolor Art Markers (96, 149, 210, 150, 151).

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
- Digital Tuesday Challenge: #143 - Romantic Card
- Heart Song Inspirations: #31 - Glitter and/or White On White

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Simply Challenged #1 - Betty



I know Sundays are supposed to be a day of rest, but today was a productive one for me. I had to make up for being completely out of commission for the past two days! Since I'm feeling much better I finally tackled the holiday decorations (yes, even the tree was still up!), did laundry, kept up with the toddler, AND made a card just because I wanted to!

Simply Betty Stamps announced their first challenge of the year and how could I not play along?!?! The challenge was to use one of their "Betty" images. I only have a couple so I was limited as to what direction I could go with my card... Well, it IS Betty and it IS me so the fact that I've made my first Halloween card of 2012 is really not that hard to comprehend! lol I used the digi version of Witchy Boo Betty paired with some Cloud 9 paper I purchased on clearance a while back. My embellishments are sort of a hodge podge of what I had easy access to - some flowers, a Tim Holtz metal corner, my trusty Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch, and a glittered branch fragment, broken off from a discarded birthday party centerpiece. The sketch is from Eat, Sleep, Stamp (#156).

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, R20, W6, W8, W10, YG95, YG97, Y32, Y35, Y38, E25, E31, E33, V15, V17) and Prismacolor Art Markers (153, 154).

I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
- 2 Sisters Challenge: #74 - Use Metal
- Simply Create Too: #4 - Layers, Layers, and More Layers

Thanks for stopping by! If you're lucky enough to have a long weekend, enjoy your extra day off!

{hugs}
Regan

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sassy Studio Designs Valentine's Day Mini Release



Welcome to the Sassy Studio Designs Valentine's Day mini release! I know we promised you some fabulous fan pick images this month, but due to some unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone that release. But we do have two adorable Valentine's Day images to tide you over! And to show off these two lovely ladies we are having a Sassy Valentine blog hop! If you arrived here from Julie's blog, you're on the right track. If not, you'll want to head over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss any of the Sassy fun! And be sure to leave comments as you go! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from among all the comments to win one of these new images! Here is the complete hop order:

SSD ~ Kim ~ Rachelle ~ Kathy ~ Rebecca ~ Julie ~ Regan (me) ~ Jenn ~ Christine ~ Karen

My card features our new Sassy Cupid image. She'll be sure to steal your heart! I have used the current sketch (#47) from Sketches by Carly for my layout. I've been feeling a little under the weather and even after a 6 hour nap, I was still not feeling like I was at my best when I sat down to make my card. So I decided less was more. I kept my embellishments simple with just one Prima flower, some Tim Holtz hardware, and a K&Company Valentine bauble. Ms Cupid's wings are covered in Stickles to give her a little extra sparkle. Papers are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection.

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21m E00, E000, R00, R20, E25, E31, B32, B34, Y32, Y35) and Prismacolor Art Markers (150, 151, 152).

I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Clearly Inspired: #43 - Valentine's Day
- Crafty Catz: #115 - Use Something New (my image)
- Southern Girls Challenge: #35 - Show Us Your Sparkle

Thanks for stopping by! With only one month until Valentine's Day now is the perfect time to get started on those cards! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win before you head on off to the next stop on our hop: our January guest designer, Jenn!

{hugs}
Regan

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges #51 - Anything Goes



Wow, it seems like forever since I've had a new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge for you! But here we are, back with the first challenge of 2012! And it's one that we all love, one that will ease us back in to another fabulous year of {PINK} challenges - "Anything Goes"!

I decided to make a Valentine's Day card using Lil Valentine Luca. Isn't he romantic with his rose and box of chocolates? I used designer paper by K&Company that was left over from last year. No card is complete without a few Martha Stewart punches and some flowers, right? Oh, and let's not forget a Tim Holtz embellie! I've been on a doily kick lately too. I used a sketch (challenge #146) I found over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge as my layout. I tweaked a few things to accommodate my embellishments (my sentiment is vertical rather than horizontal, for instance), but I think it works.

Handsome Lil Lad Luca is colored with Copics (E11, E21, E00, E31, R20, E25, E27, W6, W8, W10, B34, B37, YG95) and Prismacolor Art Markers (151, 152, 194, 208).

I hope you'll stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge blog to see what the rest of the lovely design team ladies have created for you. I'm sure they won't disappoint! And while you're there, maybe you'll play along for your chance to win 1 digital stamp of your choice. All you need to join in the fun is any Tickled Pink Stamps image on your project.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog: #95 - Valentine's/Love
- The Pink Elephant: #130 - Hearts
- Anything Goes Challenge Blog: #58 - Anything Goes
- My Time To Craft: #170 - XOXO Hugs & Kisses
- Bearly Mine Challenges: #26 - Anything Goes

Thanks for the visit! Have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Corrosive Challenge #140 - Ring in the NEW Year



Welcome to the first Corrosive Challenge of the year!!! The holidays are over, the new year is here, and everyone is rested and ready to go! Not to mention we have fresh blood on the design team! Six new members to welcome! I hope you'll head over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see who these lucky ladies are and say "hello" to them! They are all excited to be here, and I'm thrilled that we have such a lovely and talented group assembled!

A new month means a new sponsor, and I couldn't be happier to introduce KennyKdownloads as our January sponsor!!! Sassy, sexy, cool is what they are, and it's a pleasure to work with these fun images! Their generous prize is 5 digital images of choice for our January winner!

So on to our challenge.... In order to celebrate the coming of 2012 we have a "Ring in the NEW Year" challenge for you! All you have to do to play along is use something new on your project. It could be an image, embellishment, die, paper - whatever you've got that is brand new and never before used! Please tell us in your blog post what the item(s) are that qualify for the challenge.

My card features one of the image's from Kenny K's Steampunk collection. She is called Capt Locke, and I just think she is one of the sexiest things ever! She was a lot of fun - and work! - to color! It took me about an hour! I looked up at the clock and couldn't believe how much time had gone by because I was so engrossed in my task! She is one of my new items as is the Tim Holtz word key. I've used a few other embellishments from good ol' Tim as well (the metal corner, brads, and adage ticket). Papers are from a DCWV stack called Tradewinds. This my first time using them even though I bought them over the Summer, I think. All other items are from my stash, such as the doily and Prima flower. A couple of Martha Stewart punches finish it all off. Isn't the heart with the keyhole just darling? I thought it was the perfect addition!

Here is a close up of my colored image:


Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E34, YG95, B32, B34, B37) and Prismacolor Art Markers (149, 210)

I'll be entering a few other challenges with this card. As you know, my resolution was to submit my card to at least 3 challenges. I'd like to enter the following:

- Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges: New Beginnings
- Chocolate, Coffee & Cards: #3 - Sketch
- Crafty Ann's Challenge: #56 - Let's Think Hot (I think she qualifies! Heehee!)
- Card Makin' Mamas: Happy NEW Year
- Delicious Doodles Challenge: All Things New

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend! I may have to do some more crafting. Or I may end up on the couch! lol I have movies to watch and a book I'm itching to finish! I guess first things first: COFFEE! Have a fabulous day!

{hugs}
Regan

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Deconstructed and Saturated


Happy 2012!!! Now that the holidays are over and I've had some time to rest, relax, and recharge, I'm ready to jump back into crafting! Today I have two cards to share with you! One of my resolutions is to enter more challenges with my cards so I am going to try to get off on the right foot and enter all my cards into at least 3 challenges.

My first card is a thank you card. It uses a lovely digital image from Hannah Lynn that I've had forever and just finally colored up. My layout is courtesy of The Deconstructed Sketch. I LOVE Jenn's sketches - they are always interesting and a little bit challenging! This is Sketch No. 33. Papers are from a new My Mind's Eye pad called Lost & Found: Madison Avenue that I got for Christmas. The border punch is Martha Stewart and all embellishments are from my stash (Recollections flowers, The Twinery baker's twine, Queen&Co adhesive pearls, and Jolee's crown stickers). The flourish die cut is from Sizzix.

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E99, E000, E04, E25, E27, R20, Y32, Y35, Y38) and Prismacolor Art Markers (7 and 208)

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Inky Impressions: Anything Goes
- The Paper Shelter: #45 - Anything Goes
- Whimsical Wednesday: #37 - On the Edge (Use an edge border punch)


My second card uses a fabulous image from Saturated Canary! Krista is so uber talented, and her blog is an amazing mix of art, family, photography and fashion! Her digital images are available in her etsy shop, and she has a fun bi-weekly challenge blog. The current challenge is "Clean and Simple". Now let me tell you, this WAS a challenge for me! I am an embellisher and it was hard for me to leave all that white space - even with the embossing. But I did it, just adding a rhinestone in each corner and some extra sparkle to the image with some Stickles on her stockings and gloves. Oh, and let's not forget the crown!

Markers used: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, V12, V15, V17, Y32, Y35, Y38, YG95)

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges:
- Wags n Whiskers: #70 - White on White plus One Color
- Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge - Card Stock Only (No Patterned Paper)
- I Brake For Challenges: I Brake For Simple (Clean and Simple)