Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop

Welcome to the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Blog Hop

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have  passed.  It is a festive, joyous time of celebration.  Day of the Dead is  Mexico's most important holiday.

Our blog hop will be centered around Sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are by far the most popular symbol of  Mexico's most famous holiday,  Dia de los Muertos. 
To learn more about this Holiday visit:
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Festive Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of my fabulous crafty friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

Designs on Cloud 9 is giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner!! 

You can shop their store here.
And even like them on facebook for more fun.

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.

 You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday Winners at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

And here is what I made for the Hop:

I love the way this card turned out! I had some amazing design help from my son Jonathan. He picked the colors for the Sugar Skull. This skull can be found here at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook.

I used some of my favorite crafting tool for this. I used Spellbinder dies, Whimsy Stamp Dies and flowers by Wild Orchard. Some heres and theres from my stash and that was it. I have some more pictures from some details:

Up next is Madge at
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.
4. Midge-
5. Holli-
6. Pam -
7. An'Jenic-
8. Aisha -
9. Alicia -
10. Christina-

Now come along and enjoy the talented group of ladies on a tour of Dia De Los Muertos Hop!!! 

Until soon,

Treasured Time Challenge #5 ~ Shades of one color with some Bling

Go to Treasured Times 

Hello fellow Crafters,

Today I am posting for Treasured Times Challenge Blog. This is my last post as a full Design Team Member. I did ask if I could come back now and then as a Guest Designer. And I am happy to say that Jody was kind to let me do this. So for this challenge we ask you to create something with different shades of one color. Boy was that a challenge, lol. For my card I used a stamp by Erica Nicomedi and it is called Sweet Christmas.

This is such a pretty and cute image that I could not resist and make something special. This is my second easel card that I made and I found an amazing tutorial on one of the blogs that I follow- JenniferD's Blog. If you color with copics and you love to check out amazing artists, well you do need to check her blog out. 

Alright let me show you what I have done to create this card. The first two pictures show how the easel card base was made.

Simple measurements and two score marks- and there it is! The measurements are: 
29 cm by 14.5 cm
Score marks at 14.5 cm and then in a diagonal on one half of the paper.

I colored the image with Copic Markers:
Hat and Shoes: B91; B93; B95; B97
Shirt: B12; B14; B16; B32; B34; B37
Socks, Gloves and Belt: C01; C03; C05
Pants: B21; B23; B24; B28
Hair: Y21; Y23; E35
Skin: E000; E00; E11; E21; R20
Hat, Skirt and Socks: B60; B63; B66
Shoes and Gloves: C01; C03; C05
Bows, Leaves, Heart: B000; B02; B04
Hair: E21; E35; E37
Skin: E000; E00; E11; E21; R20

Here are some more close ups on some of the details of this card. I hope you like the card and will try to create a fun easel card if you have not already.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Hanna and Friends: Anything goes/Alles erlaubt
My Heart Pieces: Anything Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Art Impressions: Holiday Cards
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Inspirational Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: Sparkles
An Inky Situation: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes

Until soon,

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #51 ~ Bugs and Critters


Hello Fellow Crafters, 

Two more weeks have pasted and it is time for a new challenge over at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges. Our theme today is Bugs and Critters. Now we mean little bugs like bees, bugs, mice, etc. Our sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede.


Zwei Wochen sind schon wieder vorbei und es ist wieder Zeit fuer Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges. Unser Thema fuer diese Challenge ist Bugs and Critters. Und wir meine Bienen, Kaefer Maeuse, etc. Unsere Sponsor fuer die Challenge ist QKR Stampede.

And this is my card,
Und hier ist meine Karte,

I saw this cute ant and I loved it! I colored the image with Copics and the rest is all paper and bits and pieces from my stash. 

I habe diese suesse Ameise gesehen und fand sie ganz toll. Ich habe den Stemple mit meinen Copics gemalt.

Copics I used, Copic dir ich benutzt habe
Ant/ Ameise: E70, E71, E74, E77
Shoes,Socks/Schuhe, Socken: B000, B02, B04, Y32, Y35, Y38
Gloves/Handschuhe: C1, C03, C05
Fire/Feuer: Y32, YR04, YR07, R59, E35
Wood/Holz: E35, E57, E49
Matches/Streichholz: W01, W03, W05, E31, E35, E57, R35, R37

Here are some more pics of this project:
Hier sind noch ein par Bilder von meiener Karte:

Challenges I would like to enter this card are:

Sister Act Card Challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Hands Challenge Blog- Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet Challenges- Anything Goes
Docerela Creations- Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog- Red, Yellow, Orange
A Creative Need- Red and Brown
Crafty Girls Challenge- Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- Recipe

 I hope you will have some time in your busy schedule to play along with us. Can't wait to see your creations!

Ich hoffe das Ihr noch ein wenig Zeit habt und mitspielen koennt in unsere Challenge. Mal sehen was Ihr kreieren koennt!

Until soon, Bis Bald


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog ~ Spookable

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog 

Hello Fellow Crafter's,

How is everyone doing? It was already super busy in my house without the Holiday Season upon us, but now it just seems crazy busy, lol. On another note I am super excited to share my post with you today. It is The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog turn!!!! Boy do we have a fun challenge in store for you. The theme is SPOOKABLE!!!! And our sponsor for this is, none other then the amazing Rick St. Dennis. He has some of the most incredible looking and detailed digis that I have ever worked with. If you have not seen any of his images then you need to check him out at his Etsy store here.

Rick St. Dennis 

Wie geht es Euch? Es war bei uns schon immer sehr hetzig aber jetzt mit den vielen Feiertagen und Weihnachten vor der Tuer ist es sogar noch schlimmer geworden, lol. Aber nun mal was anderes. Heute ist der Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog dran. Wir haben eine ganz besondere Challenge fuer Euch alle. Das Thema ist SPOOKABLE!!! Und unser Sponsor ist kein anderer als der tallentierte Rick St. Dennis. Er hat meiner Meihnung nach ganz besondere und sehr detailierte Digi Stemple mit denen ich je gearbeitet habe. Wenn Ihr noch nie seine Stemple gesehen habt muesst Ihr unbedingt mal auf seine Etsy Seite.

Alright now for my card. I thought it turned out pretty good. I still start to doubt myself when I undertake big pictures and then at the end I look at them and say " Wow I did it!" Practice does make a difference when you learn to color with Copics!

Ok und jetzt zu meiner Karte. I denke sie ist ganz gut geworden. Wenn ich grosse Bilder malen soll  habe ich immer wieder bedenken ob ich das auch schaffen werde, und dann ist die Karte fertig und ich bin in Awe das ich dieses Bild gemalt habe. Uebung macht den Meister und das stimmt auch fuer die Copic Markers!

Here are the Copics that I used:
Hier sind die Copics die Ich benutzt habe:

Pumpkin/ Kuerbis: YR02, YR04, YR07, Y15, E35
Cape/ Mantel: C01, C03, C05, C07
Undershirt/Unterhemd: V12, V15, V17
Ground/Boden: W00, W01, W03, W05
Background/ Hintergrund: Spicas- 01, 04, 05

The image that I chose is called Pumpkin Demon.  
Den Digi Stemple den ich benutzt habe heisst Pumpkin Demon

And her some of the pictures on how this card came together and some details:
Und jetzt noch schnell ein par Bilder wie diese Karte hergestellt wurde:

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: Spooky ( Orange Binding, Flowers)
Tuesday Throwdown: Creepy Crawlies
Use It Tuesday: Creatures
Cutting and Stamping Challenge: Purple, Green, Orange, Black
Clear It Out: Stash item Orange ( Binding)

I hope you enjoyed your stay and will have some time to join in on the fun of creating something SPOOKABLE!

Ich hoffe es hat Euch gefallen was Ihr hier gesehen habt und werdet ein wenig Zeit finden auch etwas SPOOKABLE zu kreieren.

Until soon, Bis bald

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #50 ~ Autumn and not Halloween


Hello Fellow Crafters,

How is everyone doing? Everyone getting ready for the busy Holiday season? I know I am so super excited, we will have a whole bunch of family coming for Christmas! I will be able to see my brother from Germany! I have not seen him in 13 years. Well now onto my post for today. Today I am posting for Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog. Our Sponsors for this challenge are Robin's Nest and Bugaboo. The challenge- Autumn and not Halloween.


 Hallo und wie geht es Euch allen so? Seit Ihr alle fertig fuer die vielen Feiertage die jetzt schon bald hier sind? Ich bin so aufgeregt da soviel los ist und das ganz viele Familienmitglieder dieses Jahr zu Weihnachten bie uns sind. Besonders freue ich mich das mein Bruder von Deutschland hier nach Las Vegas kommt fuer Weihnachten!!!! Ich habe ihn schon 13 Jahre nicht mehr gesehen. Nun gut nun zu meinem Post. Heute ist Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenge Blog dran. Unsere Sponsoren sind The Robin's Nest und Bugaboo. Unser Challenge- Herbst aber nicht Halloween.

And here is my card:
Hier ist meine Karte:

This was a fun card to make! I love the colors and the image was so cute! 
Diese Karte hat viel Spass gemacht zusammen zustellen. Und der Stemple ist so suess!

For the image I used the following Copic Markers:
Fuer den Stemple habe ich folgende Copic Markers benutzt:

Skin/ Haut: E000, E00, E11, E21
Bag/ Tuete: E29, E53, E55, E57
Grass/ Gras: G21, G94, G99
Leaves/ Blaetter: Y35, Y38, E15, E18
Bird/ Vogel: R83, R85, R89, Y35, Y38

And now a few pictures of how the card was created.
Und jetzt noch ein par Bilder wie die Karte entstanden ist.

I used a few Spellbinder Dies and a Martha Stewart Punch. Flowers and leaves are from my stash.

Ich habe ein par Spellbinder Stanzen und einen Martha Stewart Punch benutzt.

Challenges that I would like to enter this card in:
Five Simple Things- Anything Goes
Inky Link 32- Anything Goes
Scr@p-Cards Challenge- Flowers 4 you
Challenges 4 Everyone- Anything Goes
Designed To Color- Use a die
Creative Moments- Anything Goes/ Autumn

I hope you will have some time in your busy schedule to play along with us. Can't wait to see your creations!

Ich hoffe das Ihr noch ein wenig Zeit habt und mitspielen koennt in unsere Challenge. Mal sehen was Ihr kreieren koennt!

Until soon, Bis Bald