Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sugar Bowl #50-Marlene's Sketch

I followed the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl, not only did we have to follow a sketch but we had emboss as well. Since I had these paper out, I decided to use up the scraps for this card. I love working with blues so I found this quite easy. I will probably save this for my great niece who will turn 1 in March...

I was inspired this morning by Pat Franks beautiul card, so thanks for the inspiration Pat. Here is my take on the Sugar Bowl's challenge.

A close up:

Image: Sugar Nellie-Daisy
Paper: SU: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, DCWV-At Home
Extras: Sizzix Swirl Die, nesties, SU Pearls, MS Zig Zag Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Stickles,Ribbon,dimentionals and Nellie Snellin Flower Punch
Image Colored with Copics: Hair: E59,E49,E53,E25,Flowers, B41,B45,
Blue Jeans: B97,B95,B93,B91 Shirt: E31,E33,E35 Grass:G20,G21,G24

As always, thanks for looking

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

For You-Friday Sketchers #134

As of right now which is 6AM, there is still no train service into the Rockaways, so not sure how I will get into Manhattan to see Wintuk at the Garden. The show is still on and unfortunatley the tickets are non refundable. Hopefully, around noon we will have service back and I have some sort of chance to see the show. It is only running for a few more weeks and then it's gone for good.

Not sure if being snowed in is good or bad... I did some more damage cyber shopping Found a great deal at Joann's for a Big Shot Pro used a coupon for free shipping saving an addition $20 Can't wait for it to arrive to make some Pop-Up cards and some Dress Boxes...Did damage on the sizzix clearance shop yesterday as well... Ok think I better put the laptop

This is my take on the Friday Sketchers Sketch created by Claudia Rose. I was itching to use these new papers from Stampin Up, and am not quite sure if I'm love'n them. Will try them again maybe it's the greens, but I'm trying to use things outside my comfort zone. I also altered a box from Godiva Chocolate to match the card, will probably give this to my sister and refill the box with kisses or other small chocolate...

Image: Fairy Doodle
Papers: SU: Designer Series Paper-Springtime Vintage, Baja Breeze, pear pizzaz
Extras: Sizzix Swirls, Nestibilities, Self adhesive pearls, Stickles,Flower Punch
Copics: Face/Hands: E02,E00,E000,E000,E20, Hat/Shirt: G20,21,24,Shoes/Hair:E53,55,57

As always, thanks for looking would love for you to leave a comment they mean so much

Monday, December 27, 2010

Copic Creations-Sparkle-A Simple Thank You-

I am snowed in!!!! This is a picture from my terrace.. as you can see the beach is covered in snow..The red flag is up meaning no swimming...hum wonder why... a car is stuck on the street below which is a major street that runs is in front of my apartment building and is blocking even the snow plow from getting down to clear the roads. The poor person who's car you only see the roof of will not get his car out till spring. Many cars are up on the median because as "city foke" we know how those snow plows can dig you in even more. The maintenance men haven't even begun to plow the parking lots, and since my car is on the other side of the building I have no idea of how badly it is snowed in. We have so much snow that I don't think I'll be able to dig out for days.

The A train which is an elevated train at this section of Queens (and my transporation into Manhattan), has been stuck on the tracks since 1AM this morning which is not good (third rail all covered up) and yes there are people on it. They are stuck 3 stops from my house. I feel for those people and others that are stuck someplace other than the warmth of there cozy abodes...I hope the tracks are cleared up by tomorrow though since I am Broadway bound to see Wintuck at Madison Square Garden...

So what's a girl to do, but cyber shop and play, and not in the feels good to be creative again. I made this for my son's girlfriends family to say thank you for the beautiful fruit basket that was presented to me on Christmas day. It is so beautiful, that I don't want to open in up...

This fits the Copic Creation challenge which is sparkle, the paper is sparkly which I'm not quite sure if it shows, and I added Stickles to the flowers and bird.

Stamp: Penny Black-Message from above, Senitment: Printworks
Paper: SU Chocolate chip, DCWV At Home
Extras: Nestibilities, Sizzix Swirl, Flower Punch, MS Branch Punch, Pearls, Stickles, brads
Copics: Hedgie: E31,E33,E35,E02,E00,E000,E0000,R20, Flower & Bird: BG10,BG13,Y00,YG03
Flower Pot: E11,E13,E15,No for under the Hedgie

Thanks for looking and would love to hear from you, your comments mean so much,
Hugs Debbie

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Just Magnolia-Mina's Sketch & Totally Tilda-Easel Card

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and had a wonderful time with family and friends. It was all quite on the eastern front, I spent Christmas Eve at the in-laws for our traditional Italian feast of the 7 fishes, and yesterday was spent at home with my parents, and of course hubby and the boys, I cooked up a storm and am looking forward to the leftovers, for some reason lasagne tastes better the second day and come to think of it so does that standing rib

I've been up since 4AM, and decided to see what blog land had to offer, I saw this great sketch on Just Magnolia by Mina and decided to make a birthday card for my adopted niece (my BFF's daughter) whose 18th birthday is today...hey, nothing like the last minute right...

Close Up:

Image: Tilda, Sentiment-Penny Black
Papers: Su: Marina Mist, DCWV-At Home
Extras, Flowers, Rhinestone Swirl, Nesties,
Copics: Skin:E02,E00,E000,E0000,R20,Blues:B95,B93,B91,Hair:E25,E49,E53,E59,
Shirt & Socks:E31,E33,E35

As always, Thanks for looking

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh Fudge!!!! - Magnolia Down Under-A Gift for You

Fudge, the ultimate chocolate lovers delight!!! I found this recipe on It is so easy and soooooooooo good. I made 3 tins for work as part of my homemade basket for the Principal & 2 Assistant Principal's I work for and then my husband asked me to make 2 more tins for the people in the Physical Therapy place that he goes to. I have one more batch to go, and then I'm done, which hopefully will get into the tin before my son takes any more

This also fits the Magnolia Down Under Challenge which is a gift for you..
So here goes. I used the adorable Chef Edwin for the recipe card that I made to go along with the tin.

The Recipe Card

The Recipe


1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup NESTLE Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil.
2.COMBINE sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly Boil, stirring constant for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. STIR in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir
vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan, remove foil. Let stand for a few minutes to get to room temperature then cut into bite size pieces.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sketch Saturday & Penny Black

I haven't been able to make cards lately, but knew I had to crank out a few Christmas cards especially with it right around the corner. I've only done about 5 this year. I followed this wonderful sketch over at Sketch Saturday,and used this adorable Penny Black stamp for their challenge which was to use Ivy or Holly so of course these adorable mice fit right in. So here is my take on both challenges.

As always thanks for looking

Image: Penny Black-Holly Jolly Christmas Sentiment: Christmas Love
Paper: All paper from Stampin Up
Extras: Cuttlebug embossing folder - snow flakes
Image colored with copics