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Sunday, April 29, 2012

For Sale

Tim Holtz Distress Markers Set
(37 markers)

Hello Everyone!  I just happen to have 2 BRAND NEW sets of the

Tim Holtz Distress Markers

in my hot little hands.

As you know, these are the hottest thing to hit the craft scene in quite a while.

They retail at over $115 per set, but I'm letting them go for

ONLY $90.00 per set (plus you pay the shipping cost)
(I will ship internationally)

Email me at ajhunt{at}comcast.net if you want them.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Little Darlings Rubber Stamps



Yep!  You heard me right!  Today is the day that LDRS is FINALLY releasing Background stamps!  Yay!!!

They are super cute and extremely versatile.  They can be used with Little Darlings, Cutie Pies, and many other favorite stamp lines.

This first release captures the beautiful outdoors with some gorgeous background scenes and accessories.

They are all available at

The fabulous Little Darlings DT has showcased some of them in the most FABULOUS Blog Hop.  You can start on the tour at Little Darlings Challenges.  It's so good!  You won't want to miss it :-)

Big Hugs to you All!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring is Here!

Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to our monthly Magnolia-licious DT Blog Hop!!!  This time our theme is 'Luscious Lace'.  I just love using lace on my projects so this was an easy one for me :-)

If you've arrived here from Barb's blog then you're on the right track.  If not, then please start from the beginning at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog so you're certain to see all of the DT's fabulous lacey projects. 

Don't forget that you too have the opportunity to make your own Magnolia 'Luscious Lace' project and enter the challenge.  There is always a fantastic prize for the winner!!!

Spring is Here!

This little sweetheart is new from the Magnolia club kit.  I have no idea what her name is, but she's still the cutest thing.  I love her curly hair!  She looks Italian to me with those curls so I gave her dark hair.  I really like how it turned out too.  If you don't get the club kit then you'll be able to get the new stamps soon enough at Magnolia-licious.  They always have the latest and greatest Magnolia stamps as well as oldies but goodies.  The dp's are from Theresa Collins and the nautical color scheme is just perfect with this image.  I'm not a big fan of yellow, but when paired with blue and white it's simply gorgeous.  That cute little sentiment that I've stamped on the tag is from the Little Darlings - Warm Fuzzies "Spring Sentiments' set which was designed by our very own multi-talented Mindy Baxter.  This set was just released along with a set of Birthday Sentiments.

The lace that I used in the background and on the tag is from my stash.  The tag was cut using a Magnolia DooHickey tag die.  I don't see it in stock right now, but there many others available at Magnolia-licious that would do the trick.  All of the flowers are from WOC.  The image and matte were cut using SB dies.

I colored the image using Copic markers.

skin - E000, 00, 01, 11, 13, R20, 30
hair - N0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
dress/flowers - Y11, 21, V01
water - B0000, 21, 24

I'm entering this card in the Just Magnolia DT Call and crossing my fingers!

That is it from me today!  From here you can make your way over to Patti Jo's blog to see her lovely 'Luscious Lace' creation.

Have a terrific day and enjoy the Hop!!!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Little Darlings Challenges

Hello Everyone and welcome to another challenge at Little Darlings Challenges!!!  The theme this time is 'Pastel' and this was super duper difficult for me!!!  I looooove darker, richer colors and I almost never color in pastel.  So, 'challenge' was the word and I did my best :-)  Please keep in mind that the colors in the pics are actually darker than IRL.  I just couldn't get the editing right :-(

The fantastic LD Designers have done the most spectacular job with their projects.  I hope you'll stop by their blogs to let them know how wonderful their artwork is.  They really are fabulous and I adore each and every one of them!

Don't forget there are always wonderful prizes for 3 lucky winners with each challenge.  You can get all the prize details at Little Darlings Challenges.  Be sure to enter the challenge with your own creation so we can all see how talented you are :-)

One more thing before I show you my project...Little Darlings Rubber Stamps is now on Facebook!!!  We've started a Group where all Little Darlings fans can get together to share creations, ideas, tips, tricks, and just have fun getting to know each other.  You can click HERE to join the FB Group and get in on the fun.  There's a little CANDY up for grabs too.  On Friday the 13th, I'll be giving away one set each of the 2 NEW LITTLE DARLINGS SENTIMENT SETS THAT WERE RELEASED TODAY!!!  Yep!  You heard me right!  Little Darlings Rubber Stamps released its first ever sentiment sets today!!! 

I would be so appreciative if you would grab this CANDY pic and post it on the sidebar of your blog to spread the word :-)

And now, onto my project!


I've wanted to work with these little 'Ballerinas' for such a long time now.  I started thinking about doing a Smash book and thought about making it all about me and my life.  I grew up in dance classes and it was an extremely HUGE part of my life for so many years.  In fact, my life pretty much revolved around it!  So this little Ballerina is me.  I only needed one Ballerina so I stamped them and cut them apart.  Their hands are not intertwined so it was super easy to do!  You could also do this if you want to make something for your daughter, niece, or granddaughter but only need one Ballerina.  Anyway, I'm going to include this tag in my Smash book and I'm going to color the other Ballerina to use in a different place on the page.

These gorgeous dp's have been hanging out in my studio for quite some time.  They are by DoCrafts and they're called 'Confetti'.  The checkered ribbon is from a local craft store and I'm absolutely in love with it.  It totally makes this tag!  The flowers are mostly from WOC.  There's some lace tucked in behind the flowers and it's also from a local craft store.  You can't really see them in the photo, but there are some beautiful doilies peering out from the back of the tag.  I printed the sentiment myself and cut it with a die from WOJ.  The little butterflies were cut with a punch.  Lastly, the image is colored with Copic markers.  I added some horizontal lines to her tutu and I stole the idea from the mega talented Angela Wood.  I hope you don't mind Angela!  I just how it looked on your card!

That's all from me today!  Thank you so very much for stopping by.  Don't forget to join Little Darlings Rubber Stamps on Facebook and get entered to win the Little Darlings Sentiment Sets!  I hope to see you there!  We're planning on having a ton of fun and you won't want to miss it!

Have a great day :-)


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Let's Do Lunch...

Hi Everyone!  Today is the first Saturday of the month, which means that my monthly card class is going on right now.  I currently have about 12 wonderful ladies gathered for a morning of coloring fun and we're making the card that I'm showing you today.  I hope they like it!  This class is a always a ton of fun.  We gather, color, talk, laugh, eat, and just have a really good time.  I wish we could do it more often!

Let's Do Lunch

I have a bunch of stamps that I purchased really early on when I first learned about blogging and found so many amazing stamp companies online that I never saw in the local stores here.  I was like a kid in a candy store and bought so many that I never had time to ink many of them.  So I decided to work with one for this class.  The is an image by Elisabeth Bell called 'Tea Time'.  I think she's so sweet.  This is the perfect card to send to a friend that you haven't seen in a while.  You could include a sentiment that reads "Let's Do Lunch".  Doesn't that sound like fun?  I didn't add a sentiment to mine just yet because I want the ladies in my class to be able to decide how they want to use the card and add their own sentiment to it.

The image is colored with Copic markers.  I really wanted to use my BV's this time.  I just love the stunning blue/grey that you get with them.  So this is a time I chose my color first, then I found dp's to match.  It usually happens the other way around!  But, BG just came out with this gorgeous 'Plumeria' collection and it works perfectly with the BV's.
All of the flowers and the metal corner piece are from WOC.  The gorgeous checkered ribbon is by American Crafts and it's as if it were dyed to match the dp's perfectly.  What a find!  The image and its matte were cut with SB dies.  The beautiful doily in the background is from a bunch of really cool sizes/patterns that I found online.  Lastly, I added some white crackle paint here and there to soften the edges.

That's all I have today.  Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!  I hope you'll leave me a little note to let me know that you were here :-)

Happy Easter to you all!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A little note...

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps

Hi Everyone!  I was finally able to finish a little project that I started quite some time ago.  I've had this sticky notepad covered with papers from my scrap basket and just waiting for me to finish coloring the image.  Well, I finally had a little time yesterday while I was on the phone.  Yep, I was coloring while talking on the phone and it still turned out ok!

Here's my project...

A little note...

All in all this was a pretty quick project.  Just a few minutes here and there and it was complete.  I picked up the sticky notes in a dollar bin, covered them with cardstock and dp from my scrap basket, added a colored image, a few flowers, some trim, a scrap of a feather and a sentiment and voilĂ !  It's done!  And, it's pretty doggone cute too!  The image is 'What a Sweetheart' from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and I just love her!  She's part of the first 'Cutie Pies' release.

I had tried to complete this project for the Little Darlings Challenge last week but I just couldn't get it together.  The challenge is 'Outside' and I tried to make it look like she is walking in a field of flowers.  I know it's a stretch...but I tried!


Another view just for fun :-)

Here you can see the sticky notes on the inside.

That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by :-)  I hope you enjoyed my project and possibly found a little inspiration in it.  Don't forgot to stop by the Little Darlings Challenges blog to check out the current challenge!

Have a lovely day!



Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Arrival!

Magnolia-licious DT Challenge

Good Day Everyone!!!  Today the Magnolia-licious DT has a new 'Baby' challenge going on over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog!  How much fun!  Now, I don't normally create projects for new babies and expectant mothers because I don't often know any.  But, thanks to my teamie and friend Ruby (who decided on the theme this time), I have a reason to use one of the cutest stamps in the Princes and Princesses collection.  Thanks Ruby for coming up with such an adorable theme!!!

As always, you too can join us in the fun over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog with your own creation.  We'd love to see you show off your talents and go for the win.  There is always a fantastic prize to win and lots of fun trying :-)

So, in the interest of time I'll move onto my card.  I do hope you like it.  It was an absolute pleasure to make...especially since it had been a week since I had seen the inside of my studio!  Yikes!

New Arrival!

This little sweetie pie is none other than #115 'Baby Edwin'!  He's currently available at Magnolia-licious and is offered up at a 10% discount!  How cool is that???  I colored him up with Copic markers in shades of blue and yellow to match the gorgeous papers by Theresa Collins.  I purchased the 6x6 paper pad to use it in more of a nautical theme, but I grabbed them up very quickly to use with this project because the colors are so beautiful.  I didn't want to use the typical 'baby' papers.  I wanted this card to have more of a sophisticated feel about it and I thought I could do that with these papers.  You tell me whether or not I've achieved that!

The image and matte were cut using SB dies.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts and it and it's matte were cut using SU punches.  I really thought the sentiment was going to be too big for the punch but to my surprise it was the perfect size!  I love it when ideas come together!!!

The ribbons are both from RRR and the flowers are all from WOC.  I pulled the buttons from my button drawer and threaded them with some string by American Crafts.  You can see a little glimse of the inside of the card and it's decorated in a similar manner with coordinating papers.

That's it for me today!  I'm in the middle of two more projects that are on my desk right now.  Hopefully I'll find the time to finish them next week.  It's really iffy with my son off school on Spring Break all week.

Take care everyone and have a wonderful day!  I would love it if you would leave me a little comment to let me know what you think of my project.  It's always so wonderful to hear from you and to see who has stopped in for a visit :-)

Hugs to you!


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